The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 22, 1967 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 22, 1967
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Cl*ar Pictures - More Newt - larflttt Circulation Slgotra Upper Be* jflame* From "File 13" Column In Britt News-Tribune by JohnSteg- man * * * Once upon a time there was a little country, located in a beautiful land, bordering the sea. In its early days, most of its inhabitants were farmers. The people of the little country were hard working, industrious folks who also believed in the principles of individual rights and in justice for all people. They were religious people as well and paid close attention to the words of their clergymen. * * * The little country grew and prospered, but the people were dissatisfied that they did not rule themselves. They were, in fact, governed by a foreign monarch, and eventually they went to war with the armies of the king and defeated them. Convinced that they should be the masters of their own destiny, the people of the little country decided to elect their own public officials and established a republican democracy in which most powers were vested in an elected governing body. * * * Along with the hard work of the people, this system worked so well that trade flourished and the prosperity of the little country accelerated. The people soon developed for themselves a higher standard of living than any other before them. Communications were developed with other lands; learning and education became of foremost importance, and great strides were made in the arts and natural sciences. Some nations became jealous of the success of the little country, and decided the time had come to stop this progress by engaging in acts that would be harmful to its development. The best young men of the little country, seeing the dangers presented to their land, joined its army and navy and fought in its defense, defeating their opponents and occupying their lands. * * * In this way, ideas and ways of getting things done originating in the little country spread to foreign lands, and once the hard feelings of warfare had subsided, the spread of commerce and ideas continued to develop at an even faster pace. Sone the little country found that it was the single most powerful nation on the earth, and other nations, still jealous of its power and Influence, continued to attempt to destroy it. * * * Yet the young men of the little country were always able to rise to the task of its defense and were able to defeat their adversaries. By now, the little country's influence was dominant throughout the entire world, and its armies occupied virtually every foreign land. But in doing so, they were able to maintain world peace.. . for awhile. Invaders from the east, like so many others earlier, became envious of the little country's wealth and decided that they too should share in it. . .all of it. They continued to pressure the armies of the little country, until its armies were doubling in size, and re-doubling regularly to meet the eastern threat. This was all done at a burdensome expense to the government. * * * At home, the people had forgotten the principles of their forbearers and lived as they pleased. They had forgotten the values of self rule and had handed all political authority to their government. Their elected officials no longer carried any real authority. In addition, they became lazy. They saw no reason to work because their government would feed them. . .and even provide them with entertainment. Indeed, a large number of the people were only concerned that their government would support them. (Continued on P. 2) ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Towa iSOSIli. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1967 Two Section* — 18 Page* VOL. 101 NO. 48 Farmers Should Earn More From Export Deal U. S. farmers will likely earn more money through increased exports of farm products as a direct result of international trade negotiations concluded recently in Geneva, Switzerland, according to Richard I. Anderson, Chair man of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee in Kossuth County. Based on reports from members of the U. S. negotiating team, Chairman Anderson sees farm product exports increasing during the 3-year period established by the Kennedy Round of the General Argeement of Tariff sand Trade (GATT) from the current level of $7 billion to $10 billion. "This was a major goal of our U. S. negotiators," Anderson said, "and they achieved it. Of course, the U. S. team didn't get all it asked for. After all, there were 53 importer and exporter nations represented at the conference table. Getting any concessions at all in a situation like that is tough." The ASC Chairman believes most farmers are convinced that they need access to more markets outside the United States if they are going to be able to increase their farming operation. "And they need to be able to sell what they produce at a price that makes it feasible to get into the market in the first place," he added. He cited some significant gains reported by Under Secretary of Agriculture John A. Schnittker, a member of the U. S. negotiating team: Increases in the minimum prices of wheat moving into world trade. These increases will be reflected in part to U. S. producers. The U. S. team asked for an increase in grains of about 40 cents. The 3-year agreement was for. about 20 cents. Multilateral sharing of the world's food aid burden. The food aid program of 4.5 million tons annually for three years is less than the 10 million ton world food bank which the U. S. team requested, but it effectively established the principle of multilateral sharing of responsibility to supply needy nations with food. Tariff concessions averaging about 25 percent were obtained on a long list of items, including soybeans, tobacco, grapefruit, and other fruits and vegetables, both fresh and canned. The successful effort with these items was to reduce tariffs or to reduce and remove non-tariff barriers that hindered trade. Rotary Award An award for outstanding service to agriculture was presented to Wayne Keith, well-known area farmer and director of Civil Defense for Kossuth county during a banquet at the Country Club Tuesday night Chester Schoby presented the award to Mr, Keith from the Rotary Club here. Former Swea Man Passes, Des Moines Mr. and Mrs. Francis Torine and Mrs. Ruth Guy attended the funeral of their uncle, Gus Torine, 81, at Des Moines June 17. He was buried at Glendale cemetery, Des Moines. He is survived by his wife, Irene, one brother, Perry Torine, Bancroft, and several nieces and nephews. There were no children. Francis Gus Torine was born in 1886 at Lakota and grew up there. He farmed at Swea City, Lakota and Plum Creek. He spent all of his life in Kossuth county until he went to Des Moines. After the death of his first wife, he moved to Des Moines where he was employed,He was married in 1951 to Irene Joslin. He had been in failing health for the past two years and succumbed after several strokes. He died June 14. Radar Results In Speeding Arrests Here The Highway Patrol had its radar equipment in use in this area recently and as a result, a number of persons paid speeding fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court here. They were Allen D. Arney, Ft. Dodge, $8; Emogene E. Batt, Dubuque, $12; Robert A. Coulee, EsthervUle, $7; Floyd D. Gillespie/ Red Oak, $12; Wayne* W.' Gross, Carroll, $8; Daniel W. Howes, Leavenworth, Kans.,$10; William R. Larson, Bancroft, $10; Lyle D. Merk, Manson, $18; Joseph D. Muelhaupt, Ft. Dodge, $8; Dale L. Scharn, Lytton, $12; and James M. Stanton, Algona, $10. Two Algonans, Ed Cook and Merwin Dimond, were each fined $25 and costs for intoxication, while Mary A. Gisch, Algona, paid $15, improper left turn; Thomas H. Kain, Algona, $10, failing to have control; and Robert D. Reese, Ames, $10, failing to stop. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Six Licenses Six wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Steven K. Mallory and Vicki L. Thilges; James D. Col well and Mollie A. Blanchard; Walter Schiltz and Audrey Lappe; Darrell E. Steven and Flora A. Arndt; Oscar J. Froehlich and Linda Lockwood; and Harold Wagenaar and Karen Baumann, all June 16. AHS, GHS Are Slated For Busy Weekend Algona High (9-0)andGarrigan High (3-3) baseball teams have a busy weekend of action facing them. Both see action Friday, Saturday and Monday. Humboldt will visit the Bulldogs and Ft. Dodge will be hosted by the Bears Friday; both teams will travel t.o Marshalltown for a split double-header with the Bobcats Saturday, with the Garrigan club playing the afternoon fray and Algona the evening affair; then both hit the road Monday, Algona to Iowa Falls and Garrigan to West Bend. Rainy Season Still With Us; There Is Hope After a weekend of rainless fair weather, Algona area residents saw some more precipitation early this week. Since May 28, when the rainy season began, 8.4 inches of rain have fallen, but the sun broke through the hazy skies Tuesday evening before more showers moved back into the area. Readings for the next few days are expected to be several degrees below normal with precipitation in the five-day forecast. Skies over Algona were again threatening Wednesday morning, but there were signs of relief. Here is the day-by-day total: H L R June 15 86 64 .22 June 16 82 63 .09 June 17 73 61 June 18 74 61 June 19 82 60 .16 June 20 82 54 tr. June 21 €3 .04 S. Cunningham Funeral Held Here Thursday Funeral services for Sidney J. Cunningham, 84, will be held today CThursday) at the St. Thomas Episcopal church here at 10:30 a. m. Mr. Cunningham, a retired British naval officer, passed away Tuesday evening at the Good Samaritan Home where he had been a resident. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Gilmore, Algona, and Mrs. Severm Carlson, Setaujet, New York, and six grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death in 1963. Pallbearers will be Russ Buchanan, Ted Herbst, James Kolp, Jack Chrischilles, Al Agena and William Dau, Sr. McCullough Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Whittemore Golden Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Simon Weber of Whittemore, above, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 25, at St. Michael's Hall in Whittemore, with an open house planned from 2 to 4:30 p.m. All relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. No formal invitations have been issued. Simon Weber and Anna Wagner were married June 27,1917, at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church in West Bend by the late Rev. P. M. Dobberstein. The couple have three living sons and one daughter. They are Marjorie, Mrs. Bernard Ferden of Algona; Roland of Morrisville, Pa.; Vernon of Bellevue, Wash.; and Dennis of Whittemore. Wilmer, a fourth son, was killed in WW 2. The Webers lived nearly all of their married life in th& Whittemore area, and are now retired and living in Whittemore. 53 Children Sharing $13,569 Funds In Head Start Program Monte Hiatt Of Cylinder Dies Suddenly Funeral services for Monte Hiatt, 69, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sietsema Funeral Home, Emmetsburg, with the Rev. J. Leslie Leonard of the Presbyterian Church, Linn Grove, officiating. Burial was at the Methodist Cemetery, Fenton. Survivors include his wife, Viola; three sons, Max, Einmets- burg, James, Cedar Rapids, and Richard, Mayport, Fla.; three daughters, Marian Reed, Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. Fred Woodhouse, Linn Grove, and Mrs. Gene Hamilton, Omaha, Neb.; a stepson, Delond Bolte, Cylinder; a step-daughter, Iva Dell Walton, Ames; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters. Born in Sidney, Mr. Hiatt had farmed for the past 13 years near Cylinder. He died unexpectedly Saturday evening. School Board Studies Site Of New Bldg. The board of education of the Algona Community School District was slated to hold a meeting with Supt. O.B. Lalng at the high school last night (Wednesday), with a discussion of various aspects of the proposed new building expected to consume most of the meeting time. The site of the new building was visited at 7:15 to study the proposed lay-out, then a half- hour later, board members returned to their meeting room to talk over analysis of plant xor a maximum of 800 pupils. Various other items of business were also to be talked over during the meeting. Outline Points For Greater Farm Safety The first harvest season of 1967, for hay and oats, will be starting soon and officials of the Iowa Loss Prevention Institute warned it will be tragic for some farmers unless safety precautions are observed. "The careless farmer, the one who takes chances, always loses," the Institute said. "He may get by once, or even several times, but eventually he will have the accident he has flirted with." The Institute also pointed out that there are more hours of sunlight than at any other harvest season, and so fatigue can be an important factor in machinery accidents. An eight-point plan for safety in the operation of harvest machinery was recommended by the Institute. 1. Study the operator's manual and follow the suggestions: maintain machinery in good repair. 2. Wear comfortable, close- fitting clothing; take a morning and afternoon coffee or snack break. 3. Carry a dry chemical fire extinguisher so it is easily reached from the seat or ground; carry a first aid kit. 4. Keep children away from machinery; do not let them ride on tractors or other equipment. 5. Shut off power before cleaning, adjusting or servicing machinery. 6. Keep elevatorswd augers in good condition and keep all guards and shields in place. 7. Make sure tractor brakes are adequate for the load being hauled. 8. On the highway, keep speed with'n safe limits; stop and check traffic both ways before pulling onto a road from farm field or driveway. 8 Girls In Queen Contest Saturday Miss Iowa, Pamela Kay Erlcson, will be on hand Saturday night for a performance and the crowning of Miss Algona in the Algona JayCee queen pageant at the Algona High School auditorium beginning at 8 p. m. Candidates for the title are Caecilia Pfeffer, Sandy Haag, Carol Sloniker, Kitty Hardgrove, Sheri Baker, Patty Loebig, Linda Dogotch and Patty McGulre. A previously announced contestant, Vicki Steil, has withdrawn from the contest due to the signing of an acting contract with the summer theatre playhouse at Clear Lake, la. The contract calls for acting engagements this summer and would conflict with any appearances the winner of the Miss Algona pageant might have. Public appearance of the queen candidates will begin with a parade down State Street in Algona at 10 a. m. Saturday. Marching bands from the two local high schools will also join the parade. Prior to the pageant program in the evening, the contestants will have dinner with appointed chaperones. Chaperones for the girls will be Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Diamond - Miss Pfeffer; Mr. and Mrs. William Conn - Miss Hardgrove; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Greenberg - Miss Dogotch; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Chrischilles Miss McGuire; Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Read - Miss Loebig; Mr. and Mrs. Julian Chrischilles- Miss Baker; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sheakley- Miss Haag; and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gilmore Miss Sloniker. Emcee for the pageant will be Beanie Cooper and Mrs. Kenneth Parrish will provide organ music during the program. Linda Hoeppner, reigning as Miss Kossuth-Winnebago, will also entertain with a performance. Competition for the eight contestants will include appearances in evening gowns and swimsuits, a selected act of talent and the answering of prepared questions. A trophy will also be presented to the winner of the Miss Congeniality award, who will be selected by a vote of the contestants. Three Divorce Petitions Are Filed Here Three petitions for divorce were filed in district court here this week. Donald L. Mlnard is seeking a divorce from Margery Minard. They were married here in August, 1963. He asks custody of a small child. Christ Engelbarts seeks a divorce from Delores Engelbarts. They were married in Swea City in 1949. Mary Lou Chantland asks a divorce from Albert Chantland. Married at Sioux Falls in 1963, she seeks custody of two small children and a property settlement. All plaintiffs charge cruel and inhuman treatment. At Conference Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bleich, Wesley, and Mr. and Mrs. Curt Lura, Fenton, are among 220 Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota farm cooperative managers and their families attending the 16th annual Felco/Statex Lakes Conference at Lake Okoboji this week. 16 Cancer Memorials Set Up, Kossuth A total of 16 living Cancer Memorials were established by Kossuth county residents from March 1 through June 1, 1967, according to state headquarters of the American Cancer Society. County chairmen are Mrs. Lance Riebhoff, Burt, North Kossuth, and Mrs. Clifford Anfinson, Wesley, South Kossuth. New memorials have been established for John H. Scheuler, ST., Richard Berg, George Jacobson, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Bleich, J.A. Schwartz, John Theesfleld, Freddie Eden, Howard French, Lillian Schrader, R.O. Bjustrom, J.F. Muerer, Henry Kubly, Mrs. Wilbur Holdren, John Voss, Sr., Howard Sparks and Mary Streit. In ROTC An Algonan, Eugene A. Gardner, is among 163 cadets In South Dakota University's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps attending summer camp from June 16 - July 27 at Ft. Lewis, Wash. Thirty-eight preschool children are attending Head Start for the first time this week In Algona. Two classes are being conducted at Bryant School. These four and five year olds will be attending kindergarten this coming fall. Ninety percent of the enrollment must be children from low income homes. Two-thirds of the children are from Algona, and the other third come from Whittemore, Irvington and LuVerne. Fifteen preschool children from the north half of Kossuth county are attending a summer Head Start class in the Bancroft public school. The program started June 19 and will continue through August 4. These are children from low income homes. They are four, five and six year olds that will be attending kindergarten this fall. The children are from Swea City, Bancroft and Burt. Head Start alms to fc/jlp children to realize many opportunities to strive and to succeed physically, intellectually and socially. The program is sponsored by Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., the local Office of Economic Opportunity, with offices in Emmetsburg. M. Peter Hart is director. Eighty percent of the total cost of the project is from federal funds. The other 20% is contributed by the local community. Part of the local share is the donation by the Algona Public Schools of the local school faculties. The remainder of the local contribution is volunteer help in the class and on field trips. The federal cost of the program is $9,046. The local share is $1,902. The medical and dental services will be $1,410. Miss Kay Shewr is the head teacher at Algona for the summer program. Anyone interested in volunteering for work in the program is asked to call Miss Shever. Weekly field trips for the children are planned. The total cost of the Bancroft program is $4,523. The federal share is $3,572, and the local share $951. The medical and dental services for the children amount to $705. The teacher is Mrs. James Vaske, and teacher aide is Mary Ann Meyer. The two ladies spent last week in Sioux City at Morn- ingslde College attending .a special Head Start course. In addition to the teacher and the teacher aide, there will be a nurse, and a speech and hearing therapist. Weekly field trips are planned to the Fish Hatchery at Spirit Lake, the radio station, the hospital, etc. Study Of Soil Needs Being Made In County A conservation needs study is currently being made for Kossuth county, according to Lyle R. Riedinger, needs committee chairman. The purpose of the study is to determine conservation problems and needed treatments. This activity will provide a basis for planning local conservation programs. It is also being used as a measure of the needs of the district for federal and state funds. The field investigations were made last summer by Mr, Riedinger and Stanley K. Tjaden, part-time conservation aid. The Kossuth county conservation need committee consists of Curtis Haahr, ASCS office manager, George Wolfe, ASCS committeeman, Kenneth Crandall, FHA supervisor, Galen DeValols, county extension director, and Julius Baas, chairman of the district commissioners, in addition to the representative of the SCS. The Committee recently attended the area meeting at Humboldt where the method of preparation and use of the need study was reviewed.

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