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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 8, 1967
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Clear Pictures - More News - Largest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER There was a very special baptism, Sunday afternoon, at the Methodist church in LuVerne, by Rev. Roy Biesemeyer .... the center of attention was Michael John, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Genrich, and the baby is one of the very few who can say in the future that he was baptised with water from the River Jordan. Rev. Biesemeyer's son has returned from two years in the Peace Corps in Africa, and made a trip to the River Jordan on his way home, in the process managing to bring home a jug of water from the historic river, and which his father now uses in baptism as long as the supply lasts. The guests, including Mr. and Mrs. Everett Steven and Craig of Sexton, maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Bockes, and an aunt, Clara McClelland, all gathered at the Genrich home after the affair. * * * Day Brightener — We can be thankful that we're not getting all the government we're paying for, says the Sage of State street. * * * One local man, a Twins fan, recently took in a game at Bloomington and as he was held up in traffic didn't arrive until the second inning, then sat down in his seat next to a five-year-old girl eating Cracker Jack. "Who is leading?" he asked the little girl. "My little brother," she replied. "I've found three peanuts and he's found five I" * * * Our Mailbag, Monday, brought a costly engraved invitation addressed to the "Sales Manager" from Playboy Clubs International, with a "special offer" to join for only $25, a reduction from the usual $50 fee for same. Yours truly, feeling that he had no right to this wonderful offer, passed it on to the advertising department, who in turn passed it on to Don Smith, but nobody seemed inclined to take up the $25 offer .... however, we noted that they ALL looked at the pictures I * * * The printed page is the key to all learning. * * * When buying a lawn mower you should select a substantial one .... a mower that will last your wife for at least several years. * * * The ecumenical wedding of Corrine Shimel and John J. Vint, Algona school teachers, who were united in a ceremony performed in partnership by Father James Bruch of St. Cecelia's Catholic church here, and Rev. Frank Harcey, Algona Congregational pastor, was something of a milestone in local ceremonies. Rev. Harcey found no obstacle to entering the portals of St. Cecelia's, and Father Bruch encountered no obstacles in the reception held in Fellowship Hall of the Congregational church — and our best to the bride and bridegroom, and many future happy years. * * * If someone could inject a little of the ecumenical spirit into.the Middle East he could \\in the Nobel Peace Prize. * * * Local automobile dealers report that the' outbreak of war in the Middle East brought a rapid influx of customers, with a remembrance of the past and eye to the future with regard to rationing and curtailment ofpro- duction in the automotive field that has occurred during the automobile age with the advent of war. * * * An elderly woman, calling herself a "Peace Pilgrim" entered Iowa the other day on a walking tour which she says has covered 25,000 miles. She has a solution to Vietnam, too, - "stop the bombing, ask neutral nations to come in and supervise the free elections to soon be held, then we and the neutrals move out .... and then her punch line, and our Famous Last Line for the week .... "If they elect a lemon, they will have to live with him just as we do when we elect one in our democracy." ESTABLISHED 1865 Entcicri .is s'.-riind cl. 50.11: N.H i. ims. s^ nv<"'-r .v unr.'rt .\f tlir pnetriificr ;it Aleon.i. I"'.'. .1 n! fV.i.ercss ni" M.irch .'!. 107:' ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1967 Two Sections - 22 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 44 Scholarships and Cash Awards Host Of Honors Go To Local Grads •"•"•"•"•*•"•*•'«*.*.*.".*.*."•*."."•"•*•*«*•*•'."•"•"«"•"»"«"«'•"•*•"•"•*«*•*•*•*•'•*«*•'•*•'•"•*•'•*•'•'•"•"•"•'•'•'•'•'•*•*•"•'•'•*•'•*"*•'•'•'•"*' .••.«• • • • « 111 • 0k ^rf ^4 • 4M 0% Kfe Art Show Trophy Displayed Graduates 7 Scholarships The annual Algona Sidewalk Art Show, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held here tomorrow (Friday), with exhibits to be set up in the morning and judging completed as soon after noon as possible. The Best of Show award this year will include something new - a nice trophy, shown above in the hands of Joe Pomplun, chairman of the event for the C of C. Sandi Haag, secretary the C of C office, holds an assortment of ribbons which will also be presented to those in deserving them. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) Near 3 Inch Rainfall Here Past 3 Days Another stint of soaking showers and thunderstorms added over a half inch of rain to the Algona area early Wednesday morning with more precipitation in the immediate forecast. At the official weather station at KLGA, a total of 2.76 inches of rain had fallen in the past week. Temperatures were moderately high with an 84 recorded last Sunday. The week's weather: DATE H L R June 1 73 47 June 2 80 47 June 3 82 46 June 4 84 58 June 5 83 61 2.17 June 6 82 59 0.07 June 7 — 63 0.52 In one small area, southwest of Fenton, a total rainfall of six inches was reported, with standing water in several fields that will require replanting. Six From Kossuth Get Degrees At State University Among the 2,026 degrees to be awarded by the University of Iowa at Commencement exercises Friday, June 9, will be six conferred upon Kossuth county students. This is the largest number of degrees ever granted by the University, and it brings the total to 100,802 since the first degree was granted in 1858. From Algona, three will receive degrees. They are William Higgins, who will be awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree; David Reid, a B.A. in Journalism; and Robert Holcomb, a B.A. in political science. Lakota's graduate at the U. of I. is Gerald Heetland, J.D. (Juris Doctor, Law); Jeanne Nelson of Wesley will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech, pathology and audiology. From Whittemore, Coletta Streit will get a B.A. in education. Commencement will be held in the Field House at 9:30 a. m. with George Gallup, founder of the Gallup Poll, as the featured speaker. Named Judge For Art Show Here June 9 The fifth annual Sidewalk Art Show sponsored by the Algona Chamber of Commerce will be held Friday, June 9. The deadline for entries has been extended a few days, so persons considering entering are urged to do so. Phone the Chamber Office for information and help. The judge for the Art Show this year will be David Raven, a native of Webster City, la., who attended professional art school directly after graduating from high school. He moved in the fall of 1963 to St. Paul, Minn, to begin painting at the School of the Associated Arts. After two years of intensive study under director Lowell Bobletter and Keith Havens, he transferred to the Heatheiiey School of Fine Arts in central London where he became associated with some of the leading British artists. (Invitation to show at the American Embassy with other American artists residing in London). After completing one full year at this school, he came back to the United States and enrolled in the Academy of Art in San Francisco where he studied with Joan Brown, Charles Eckhart, Jacques Fabert and sculptor, Onno De Ruijter. At present he is involved in exhibitions throughout the United States. Legion To Elect An election of officers was slated for Wednesday evening, June 7, by the American Legion post in Algona. Those elected will be installed at the July 5 meeting. Mrs. Hugo Gade Dies; Funeral Here Thursday Mrs. Hugo H. Gade, 60, well- known Algona lady, died at her home here Monday shortly after noon. Funeral services for her will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. W. Friedrich and Rev. Paul Sohn officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Victor Faulstich, Milford and Larry Gade, Alfred and Elwin Mayer and Melvin Roeber. Marie Anna Kraft, daughter of Gustav and Anna Kading Kraft, was born July 10, 1906 at Milwaukee, Wise. She married Hugo H. Gade at Fenton Dec. 19, 1923 and was a member of Trinity Lutheran church and Ladies Aid here. She had been a resident of Algona for the past 35 years. Survivors include her husband; eight children, Lewis, Shakopee, Minn.; Robert and Margaret (Mrs. Walter Pillsbury), Minneapolis; Norman, Algona; Helen (Mrs. Lee Hayes), Newton; Marlene, Los Angeles; James, Watertown, So. Dak.; Gerald, Cedar Falls; two sisters, Clara Clemens, Columbia City, Ind., and Alma Tollison, Clovis, New Mexico; a brother and 13 grandchildren. A brother and three sisters preceded her in death. LuVerne Man And Son Hurt LUVERNE - George Schnetzer escaped serious injury when another car pulled out in front of him from a side road as he was returning from Cedar Rapids last Thursday morning at 4 a. m. His son, George Henry, had called the evening before from Chicago asking him to meet him there. He had been stationed in Germany and was being released and was returning home. George Schnetzer had stitches taken in two places on his arm. He had a cut above his left eye, a gash on his chest and a badly scratched leg. He was released from a Nevada hospital Friday. His son had a broken hand and a gash over each eye. They operated on his hand Friday. His father was going to stay in Nevada. Garrigan High School graduation on Sunday, May 28, saw many honors go to 127 graduates, in the class of 1967. The ceremonies opened with the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance" processional by the Garrigan band. Following was the valedictorian address by Lynette Lappe. The salutatorian award went to KatlUeen Boudewyns. Father Cecil Friedmann, superintendent, made the presentation of awards. Kathleen Boudewyns received both the English and foreign language awards j Kathleen Crawford, mathematics; Jean Kayser, religion; Ruth McEnroe, homemaking; and Robert Schmitt, science. The Bausch and Lomb Award was bestowed upon Michael Garman in recognition of. academic achievement, good character and intellectual promise in science. The annual Betty Crocker Award was granted to Sharon Hildman. The music department conferred a vocal certificate on Ruth McEnroe and piano diplomas to Constance Bormann, Corinne Bormann, Ruth Cassel, Susan Nelson and Kathleen Plathe. Special awards were given by various organizations. The National Catholic Rural Life conference gave the God-Home- Country awards to Judith Berger and Diane Bode. Kathleen Crawford was the recipient of the National Merit Scholarship program's Letter of Commendation. For achievement in the field of business Elizabeth Thilges received the Business and Professional Woman's Association Award. The Beta Sigma Phi sorority honored Frances Goecke with an award for outstanding character, scholastic achievement and use of talents. The Iowa Bar Association awards went to Ruth Cassel and Joseph Becker. Next came the Gold Honor Roll awards. An average of 90% or above for seven semesters of high school is required. Those winning this recognition were (1) Judith Berger, band, chorus, math club, Spanish club; (2) Rebecca Black, chorus, Chi Rho club, pep club, Garrigold staff; (3) Kathleen Boudewyns, chorus, speech, pep club, Star staff, Garrigold staff, class officer; (4) Glenn Elbert, chorus, all-school play, basketball, golf, class officer; (5) Dwight Gilbride, football, baseball, track, basketball manager, G club, math club, class officer; (6) Jean Kayser, speech, chorus, math club, pep club, French club, Star reporter, Garrigold staff; (7) Lynette Lappe, pep club, math club; (8) Susan Nelson, chorus, band, speech, Star staff, Garri- gold staff. Seven scholarships were conferred upon seniors this year. Judith Berger received from the State College of Iowa, Cedar Falls, a scholarship of $280, renewable for four years. Judith . Besch was the recipient of a $150 scholarship from the Nettleton Business Training College, Sioux City. The Soroptimist Club of Algona presented a $50 scholarship to Kathleen Crawford for achievements in math and science. The Whittemore Women's Club presented Glenn Elbert with its annual scholarship. This is given to the student from St. Michael's parish, Whittemore, with the highest scholastic record. Sharon Reilly was granted a scholarship by the State College of Iowa, Cedar Falls, for $250, renewable for four years. A full NCAA Athletic scholarship to Iowa State University was bestowed on William Reding. It is valued at $10,000. Also, Richard Muller has received an athletic and academic scholarship to the United States Air Force Academy. It is valued , at $40,000. Will Be Feted At Wesley The children of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Studer, Algona, request the pleasure of friends and relatives to attend an open house for their 25th wedding anniversary at St. Joseph's haU at Wesley from 2 to 4 p. m., June 11. Father Basil Studer, a nephew, will offer a mass at 11 a. m. at St. Joseph's church, Wesley. All the children plan to be present. They are: Sisters Mary Julius, Mary Carolyn and Mary Minette; Stanley, Lake City, Minn.; Vincent, Hammond, Ind.; Cletus, Wesley; Marvin, Lansing, HI.; Philip, Stacyville; Mrs. Bill (Virginia) Orthel, Titonka; Mrs. Earl (Carol) Elmore, Algona; Gerald, Mankato, Minn.; Steven, Margaret and Rose, at home. They request no gifts. Missing Picture From G.I. Letter Found In Street A story that appeared in the pages of the Upper Des Moines Tuesday (which was printed Monday noon), written by Evelyn Cady, really brought results. The story told of the theft of a picture from a letter belonging to Mrs. Brian Rike, Algona, whose husband is serving in Vietnam. The letter was taken from her mailbox and strewn around (perhaps by a youngster) and was later rounded up in parts. But the picture hadn't been found until an Algona couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Peterson, entered the scene. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson were walking from their office on State street here toward their home when he looked down and noticed what looked like the back side of a photo. He picked it up — and not quite sure who the person in the photo was, kept it. He then read the UDM story right after the newspaper was printed Monday, grabbed the picture and rushed to our office. It was identified by an employee of the UDM and Mrs. Rike was notified. She further identified the picture and left the office a very happy gal. The Petersons were responsible for making Mrs. Rike very happy. Friends Help Seneca Man SENECA - Friends of the Ervin Vottelers completed the bean planting on his farm last week and also assisted with other far in work. Rajmond Gardner, Cecil Langerman and Delond Votteler brought their planters and planted the beans. Others helping with preparation of ground and other work included Harold Eimers, Hans Jensen, Claude Johnson, Robert Fortney, Verle Smith and Victor Streucker. Ervin is recuperating at his home following a tractor accident some weeks ago. Are 'Ike' Delegates Four Algona men will attend the state Izaac Walton League Convention in Des Moines June 10. Representing the East Fork Chapter of the League's Algona Chapter will be Louis Maharas,. Howard Forsberg, Darrell Simmons and Wilbur Zeigler. The four, newly elected officers of the local Chapter, will be bidding for next year's convention for Algona. 3 From Kossuth Are Drake Grads Three Kossutli county students were among the 1967 graduates from Drake University, Des Moines, in ceremonies held Monday, June 5. Jack Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Williams of Algona, is a graduate in the School of Business Administration. Tom Waller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russ Waller of Algona, is a graduate from the School of Journalism. Larry Simonsmeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Simons- meier of Swea City, is a graduate from the College of Pharmacy. He also served as president of the College of Pharmacy class in his senior year. Nurses To Meet The 16th district of the Iowa Nurses Association will meet Monday, June 12, at 7:30 p. m. at Roy's Grill at Bancroft, la. All area nurses are welcome. Erecting Plant WESLEY - The Agrico Chemical Co. of Humboldt is erecting a plant a mile east of Wesley on land which v;as purchased from Cliff Anfinson. 8 Thompson Scholarships At Algona Hi One hundrud two Algona High School seniors of 1967 received their diplomas at Commencement exercises last Thursday evening at the Athletic Bowl. An overflow crowd of at least 800 friends and relatives heard Dr. Arend Lubbers, president of Central College, give a very witty address under a cloudless sky. After Dr. Lubbers' enlightening speech, Principal Elgin Allen made the honors announcements. The various commencement awards were as follows: Delphian Art Award (Delphian Society)-Sue Rentz. Sorority Community Award (Beta Sigma Phi Sorority) Connie Darbysliire. Business Award (Business and Professional Women) - Diane Allen. Social Studies Award (D.A.R.)- Merlyn Metzger. Music Award - (Bel Canto Club)-David Ruhnke. English Award (P.E.O. Sisterhood)- Carol Sloniker. Math and Science Award (Sor- optimist)- Kathy Morz. Citizenship Award (Iowa State Bar Assoc.) - Connie Darbyshire, Bill Boldridge. Larry Obrecht Award (Larry Obrecht Fund) - Tom Claude. Dodds-Cowan Award (Penny Dodds and Mary Cowan) - Barb Knudsen. Whittemore Award (Women's Club)-Greg Belts. Seniors honored for maintaining a "B" or better average for the past four years were Rosemary Bullock, Darla Carr, Tom Claude, Chris Conn, Connie Darbyshire, Dennis Georg, Dave Gerber, Sandy Harmes, Daryl Johnson, Roger Johnson, Donna Kenyon, Barb Knudsen, VaLora Kueck, Roger Menneke, Merlyn Metzger, Kathy Morz, Marilyn Paetz, Connie Schultz, Jim Schutter, Carol Sloniker, Steve Waller, Lark Whittemore, Mary Willrett and Clint Young. Twenty students were granted scholarships or other forms of aid from the colleges of their choice. Recipients of SCI aid are Bill Boldridge, Brocke Laws, Linda Lovstad, DonRiedingerand Cling Young. ISU aided Rosemary Bullock, Conine Darbyshire and Larry Munger. Tom Claude and Barb Knudsen were awarded scholarships from Luther College. Others receiving scholarships and/or Grants-in-aid are Craig Espe, North Iowa Area Community College; David Gerber, Air Force Academy; Paul McBride, Cornell; Sue Kent, Strayer Junior College in Washington, D.C.; Kathy Morz, Mac- alster; Marilyn Paetz, U. of I.; Sue Rentz, Drake; Connie Schultz, Buena Vista; Carol Sloniker, U. of I.; Mary Willrett, Coe, and also a summer scholarship to Montana State. Thompson scholarships went to Bill Boldridge, Rosemary Bullock, Connie Darbyshire, Bob Farnham, Dennis Georg, Brocke Laws, David Ruhnke and Greg Snere. The amount of aid given to each student varied according to ability, scholastic record and need. Russell Medin of Whittemore, president of the school board, presented the diplomas after a few words of wisdom from Supt. O. B. Laing. Paul McBride, president of the Class of '67, led the graduates in the traditional tassel ceremony. Moving Time For Historical Exhibits Here Ifs moving time for the Kossuth County Historical Society, and it is indicated that any volunteers wishing to help wiU be met with open arms. The Historical Society clubroomsand exhibits have been over the S &L Volunteers wishing to assist are requested to contact either Bill Dau, Sr. or C. R. Schoby.

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