The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 15, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 15, 1967
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Clear Pictures - More News — Largest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Our Mail Bag brought an interesting note from former Bancroft-Algona resident, E. S. (Duke) Kinsey, now a resident of North Palm Beach, Fla. The old Duke was so darn busy doing nothing that he forgot to renew his subscription, and he says "you don't really miss a good thing until you don't have it." He's back on the subscriber list now, so besides fishing, beach combing, golfing and doing nothing he'll have something to read twice a week. He describes himself and his wife as "20th century cliff dwellers" .... they live in a condominium, and report that last winter they had visits with the Harold Gilmores, Ed Wolcotts and George Wolfes from this area .... we're glad to know that Florida is a Fountain of Youth, Duke .... that's what Ponce De Leon said, too. * * * Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up- G. K. Chesterton. * * * Taxpayers must have shucl- dured, last week, when they read that the Navy had been authorized to spend $800,000 to SEE HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST to ready the battleship New Jersey for service .... if it costs $800,000 to STUDY the matter, wonder what the actual cost of "getting ready" would be ? * * * And by the way, whatever happened to that billion dollar Surveyor 3 which landed on the moon and was to pick up samples of dirt, etc. before its return trip .... didn't it disappear from the news quite suddenly ? * * * Our Federal Supreme Court put in a pretty busy week, with its decisions on a host of subjects .... like for instance declaring unconstitutional California Proposition 14 which gave property owners "absolute discretion" in housing sales and rental .... this is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, says the Supreme Court .... in other words, as a property owner, you cannot use your own discretion in selling or renting your own property.... carrying things a bit far 1 * * * If there was anything for us to learn from the Middle East crisis and four-day war, it might be that the more we keep out of some of the problems that arise between countries, the quicker they can work things out themselves. Matters are far from settled, to be sure, but the shooting subsided rather quickly, instead of being accelerated with the help of outside intervention Algona Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 EiiH'M'd ;cs sci'ond chiss matter nt the postofficc ;it Algonn. Imvn .Will i. Nnv. 1. 1!)32. under Act ol Congress ol March :i. 187H ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1967 Two Sections — 18 Paqes VOL. 101 NO. 46 Queen Candidates Readying 7.9 Inches Rain, Two Weeks, End All Worries Of Drouth KC's Elect New Officers Here On June 7 And, of course, that one and one-third billion in AID that we gave to Egypt up to June 30, 1966, proved a rather poor investment, as well as something like $500 million to Jordan to support its army and balance its budget, the latter a little item that we cannot do ourselves. * * * Indian Prayer - Great Spirit, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins ! There seems to be a growing criticism of mail delivery in general, not in a local sense, but in the rapidity which letters do not seem to get where they are going .... we haven't walked "in the moccasins" of the Post Office department, and they have our sympathy, but sometimes it almost seems that each new idea that comes along turns out to be a hindrance, instead of a boon, when it comes to speedier mail service .... the sectional center program may work for mail going- long distances, but for shorter distances it seems to work the other way .... Gary Pingel, for example, a subscriber at Springfield, 111., reports that his papers are arriving from two to four days later than formerly .... what's holding them up, he asks .... wish we knew the answer .... we do know they leave Algona right on schedule. * * * Famous Last Line - I prayed for a little rain but do you suppose I overdid it ? The monthly meeting of the Knights of Columbus was held June 7 with election of officers as the main topic of business. Officers for the coming year will be Harold Becker, Grand Knight; Bill Studer, Deputy Grand Knight; Lou Reilly, Chancellor; Dick Kain, Warden; treasurer, Paul Haverly; secretary, Jim Esser; advocate, Lou Nitchals; inside guard, John Kajewski; outside guard, Tom Buscher; and trustee, Gib Buscher. A report of the state convention was given by Rocky Welp, Dr. Joe Rooney and John Rooney. It was reported that the district deputy, Harlan Hutchinson of Lone Rock, was one of seven delegates from the state of Iowa that will attend the national Knights of Columbus convention at Montreal in August. John Rooney, present Grand Knight, was elevated to the post of state deputy Grand Knight at the convention held recently in Dubuque. Local Students Seeking Work For Summer A list of local students interested in summer work has been left with Larry Knoll, Algona, local volunteer farm labor representative, according to Kenneth C. White, manager of the Ft. Dodge office of the Iowa State Employment Service. All people in the area that may be required to hire additional help this summer are urged to call or contact Mr. Knoll. These boys and girls are not limiting their talents to just haying, bean walking and other jobs found on local farms, but they might be used for babysitting, yard work, painting, construction work, delivery work and many other types of work. All local youth that want additional work are urged to leave their names with Larry Knoll and all potential employers are urged to call if they need help. Other volunteer farm labor representatives in Kossuth county are: Bancroft, Donald Murray; Fenton, Paul E'gler; Ledyard, Bernard Reilly; Lu- Verne, Clarence Nielsen; Swea City, Jack Van Norman;Titonka, John Stott; Wesley, Al Loebig; West Bend, A. E. Pertl. Kenneth Drown, Former Algona Man, Passes A former Algonan, Kenneth D. Brown, about 40, died recently in Oregon where he was manager of the industrial department of the North Pacific Lumber Co. at Portland. Funeral services were held at Lake Oswego, Ore., May 19. Kenneth was a 1945 graduate of Algona High School and lived here while his father, A. L. Brown, was county Extension director. He attended Iowa State University, Ames, following high school and received his degree forestry there. He is survived by his wife, Joan; two sons, Clay and Phil; a daughter, Leslie; his father; and two brothers, Douglas, Long Valley, N. J., and Gordon, Salix. Seven of the nine girls who will vye for Miss Algona for the crown in the high school auditorium here Saturday night, June 24, got together with Mrs. Robert Barnes, Swea City, and Linda Hoeppner, Lakota, the reigning Miss Kossuth-Winnebago, here Sunday for a training session which included a short course in make-up. The seven candidates are shown above. They are, left to right, Patty McGuire, Carol Sloniker, Kitty Hardgrove, Patty Loebig, Sheri Baker, Sandi Haag and Cecilia Pfeffer. All are from Algona, with the exception of Miss Loebig and Miss Pfeffer who are from Wesley. The other two candidates are Linda Dogotch, West Bend, and Vickl Steil, Algona. (UDM Flashfoto) Four Algona Youths Are Back From Boys State STEVE REDING TOM JONES TIM MOLACEK It's The Month Of Weddings; 13 Licensed The wedding license business picked up this week at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson, with a total of 13 reported. June 6-David T. Hanselman and Donna Ball; Dennis R. Miller and Jean Christiansen; Denis J. Green and Harriet Benschoter; Gerald B. McGuire and Patricia Haupert. June 8 - Patrick W. Rooney and Marie E. Thill. June 9 - Gerald Orbell and Diane Mino; Robert J. Biede and Mary J. Huschka; Marvin L. Rippentrop and Deanna Brandt; Keith Brandt and Janet Cunningham; Chad D. Manner and Barbara A. Piper. June 12- Paul Streit and Marilyn Litterer. June 13- Charles F. Baker aM Maureen A. Thllges; and Gerald L. Meyer and Myrna Ewoldt. To Pistol Meet Richard H. Groen, assistant chief of police in Algona, is competing in the 1967 National Police Pistol Championships at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., June 15-16. RICH BLACK Four area boys who will be seniors in high school next fall returned Sunday from Boys State at Camp Dodge, Des Moines. They spent a week there, sponsored by the local American Legion post. The four were Steve Reding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Del Reding, and Tim Molacek, son of Mr, and Mrs. Frank Molacek, both Garrigan students, and Rich Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Black, and Tom Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Jones, Algona High students, all of Algona. They were selected to attend Boys State following interviews with a number of boys. Alternates were John J. Forbes and William Obrecht, Garrigan, and Greg Powell and Steve Claude, Algona High. Social Security A representative of the Social Security Administration will be in Algona at the Court House, two days in July. They are Jul\ 6 and 20, from 9:30'a. m. to 12:30 p. m. each Thursday dated. Win Thuente Prizes In a free drawing held at Thuente Pharmacy last week, Dennis Hellman, Burt, won a hair dryer; Mrs. Don Duffy, .Algona, won an electric toothbrush; and Mrs. W.D. Crail, Algona, was the winner of a transistor radio. The drawing was held in connection with the firm's 21st anniversary sale. Replanting In Some Fields Is Probable It wasn't too long ago that spring planting and a lack of moisture resulted in dust storms and real worry about a lack of moisture. All that has changed with almost 6 1/2-inches of rain falling in this general area since the first of June — and it hasn't cleared up yet. Forecasts are for possible shower activity for the next day or two. The 6.43 inches of rain thus far in June, coupled with 1.47 of an inch of rain in the last four days of May, give this area a whopping 7.90 inches of moisture for about the past two weeks. While high winds and storms have accompanied the continuing rainfall, the area thus far has escaped the destructive winds which have whipped over northern Iowa as well as other sections of the midwest. In Kossuth county, some fields where there are low-lying areas, will probably have to be replanted, local farmers report. The corn had a good start just prior to the June cloudbursts, and with clear, warm weather should come back with a vengeance. Whereas only two weeks ago there was very little if any subsoil moisture, it is now reported that the ground can absorb no more. Creeks and drainage ditches, as well as the East Fork of the Des Moines River, were running full in this area. The weeks record: DATE June 5 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 9 June 10 June 11 June 12 June 13 June 14 New Vehicles In Sharp Sales Rise Pas) Week Forty-one new vehicles, including six camping trailers, were licensed in Kossuth county last week in one of the heaviest registration periods of the year. They went to the following owners: Chevrolet — George Seaberg, Wesley; Raymond Steven, Corwith; Noah Gerber, West Bend; John E. Goecke, Algona; Leo Carman, Algona; Patricia Long, Burt; Jasper C. Mawdsley, Algona, pickup; No. Central Public Service, Algona, truck; Harold Miller, LuVerne. Ford - Ralph Hindman, Lu- Verne; Taylor Motor, Algona; Roland B. Smith, Lakota; Elmer Dole, Irvington, (four trucks); Fenton Telephone Co., Feiiton, pickup; James Butler, Bode. Plymouth - Robert Detmer, Algona. Pontiac - Victor Rademacker, Renwick; Murl D. Walker, Algona; Schultz Bros., Algona. Mercury - Walter L. Kockler, Bancroft; Eugene Ostermann, Buffalo Center. Oldsmobile - Helen Mikes, Algona; Raymond Funk, Algona; Leroy Plath, Sv/ea City. Lincoln - Robert Hamilton, Lakota. GMC - Joe Bradley Equipment, Algona; Stanley Black, Algona. Dodge- Read's Furniture, Algona, (truck), Honda - Erma Reynolds, Algona; Clinton Young, Algona; John Kollasch, Swea City. Kossuth To Cut Bigger Slice In Road Use Tax Kossuth County, city, town and rural, will share in a somewhat larger road use tax division in 1968 than in 1966. Figures just released by the state show the following comparative breakdown in road use tax as it will be received for next year's use: HI 83 82 78 83 80 78 78 82 81 — LO 61 59 63 57 60 61 61 60 60 62 R 2.17 .07 .52 .87 .70 1.01 Tr. .42 .09 .58 Ledyard Girl Chosen Queen Of Band Fete COUNTY CHiei, Towns KOSSUTH Alqcr-; Bancroft Burt . f-enton ... . Lakota Ledyord Lone Rock .. . LuVerne Swea City . . Titonka Wesley Whitfemore .. Emma Marty, 81, LuVerne, Dies LUVERNE - Miss Emma Marty, 81, longtime resident of Lu Verne, died Tuesday night at Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge. Services are pending and Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. Greenspan Aid Available For Towns, Cities Most cities and local units of government in Kossuth county could qualify for Greenspan assistance in buying nearby cropland for certain public beneficial uses, according to R. L Anderson, chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation county committee. Greenspan, which is authorized as a part of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture's Cropland Adjustment program, is designed to shift land out of crops that are in plentiful supply into such other uses as public recreation, open space, wildlife habitat, natural beauty, and uses that help eliminate air and water pollution. "Officials of local and state governments who are interested in community planning should be aware that Federal grants toward the purchase of cropland are available," the chairman said. Further information or applications for Greenspan aid is available at state and county offices of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. I960* Population Total 25,314 59 1 " 1.000 620 . .. 440 459 289 185 468 805 647 514 741 Ruro; 13 169 Received, 1966 13% Citiei and Towns 40% Counties 1,229,701 54.706 9.594 5,948 4221 4 404 2 773 1.775 4,490 7,723 6,207 4,931 7,109 1 1 15 819 Estimated, 1968 15% Cities and Towns 38% Counties 1,302,450 72 600 12.075 7,475 5,300 5,550 3,475 2.225 5,650 9,725 7.800 6.200 8,950 1,155.425 Two Minor Accidents In Area Tuesday Two mishaps were investigated in this area Tuesday and there were no personal injuries reported. An auto driven by Harvey Sietsema, Hampton mortician, sustained an estimated $200 damage when he went into the south ditch along highway 18 while averting a possible collision with a car driven by Sandra Wiener, Fenton. The mishap occurred at 5:10 p. m. at the intersection ol highways 18 and 44 north of Whittemore as Miss Wiener, who was headed west, began a left turn. Her car was not damaged. Patrolman Charles Bird investigated. A minor crash at the intersection of Call and Jones streets here at 4;55 p. m. resulted in an estimated $45 damage to a car driven by Robert A. Holcomb, Algona. The other car involved, driven by Andrew Hagstrom, Portland, Ore., was not damaged. City police investigated. C.D.A. Installs New Officers C.D.A. held a meeting June 8, with the installation of officers being featured. Installed were: grand regent, Donna Roethler; vice grand regent, Theresa Berger; prophetess, Bridget Smith; financial secretary, Marilyn Carman; historian, Mary Jane Wolf; treasurer, Susan Behr; monitor, Maxine Rooney; lecturer, Theresa Becker; organist, Deanne Gerber; sentinel, Phyllis Wildin. Newly-installed trustees are Matilda Ristau, Mary Wiltgen, and Ruth Carman. GRETCHEN DE BOER A pretty graduating senior from Ledyard high school, Gretchen DeBoer, was crowned Queen of the 1967 North Iowa Band Festival in Mason City, Tuesday night. She was the nominee of her school band, and won the title in a field of 73 Queen candidates. The crowning took place in Roosevelt Stadium. Gretchen is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert DeBoer. She had been active in many phases of school activities during her four years in high school, and is a worthy Queen selection made by judges at Mason City. Two New Cases Are Filed In Court Here Two new cases were filed this week in district court here. John Levy, plaintiff, is seeking settlement of a promissory note for $550 from Richard Garrett, defendant. Donald Radig, plaintiff, is seeking $470 damage he alleges resulted to his auto in a mishap at Fenton April 21, 1967 from Earl and Edwin Fuoss, defendants. The plaintiff charges negligence on the part of the driver, Edwin Fuoss, when the Fuoss vehicle and the Radig car, driven by Radios son, collided. Minor Mishap A 2-car mishap that resulted in a total of $45 damage was investigated by local police at 10:55 a. m. Tuesday. Drivers of the autos were Robert Rounds, Britt, and Florence Hayden, Algona, who was backing out Burt Bluebirds The June meeting of the Burt Bluebirds 4-H Club was held at the home of Marilyn Cherland on Saturday, June 10. Sharon Tigges was elected as the new secretary. Church Plans "Open House Trailers - C. R. LaBarre, Algona; Chuck Behr Trailer Sales, Algona, two; Henry Clarken, Lakota; Ronald Berschman, Buffalo Center. of the First Lutheran church here are planning an Members of the: building committee _ open house "in the open" at the site of the new building at 1800'East North street here to-night CThursday) from 7 to 9 p. m. Anyone interested in information concerning the new church building may come to the site, enjoy a cup of coffee and look over the project as it now stands.

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