The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . aigtma dipper Bes 12 Tabloid Pages BCTABIICUCn 1QAC Entered as second class matter at the postofflcc at Alfjona. Iowa ESTABLISHED 1865 isoeil), Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 IOWA TIIFCDAY AUGUST 1 , IOWA, TUbbUAT, AUOtm I, VOL. 101 NO. 58 Bargains, Fun, Circus, Crowds At Ridiculous Days Titonka Youth fl es | eyan | S Appointed To FHA Committee Is Hurt In Accident Cecil Welhousen, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Welhousen, Titonka, escaped serious injury recently when the motor bike he was riding was hit broadside in front of his rural home. Cecil and two other young cyclists had been riding their bikes most of the morning in the area. When the accident occurred, Cecil had ridden his bike out of the ditch onto the blacktop, apparently without checking for approaching motorists. A car coming from the west swerved to avoid him, going partially into the ditch, but hit the bike and rider broadside. The bike was thrown into the ditch and Cecil was thrown several feet in front of the auto, coming to a stop on the edge of the road. He suffered only minor stratches and bruises. Kenneth D. Crandall, county supervisor for Farmers Home Administration, announces the appointment of George Detmering of Wesley as new committeeman for the Kossuth Farmers Home Administration county committee. This capacity is for a three-year term which began July 1. Mr. Detmering and his fam- . ily live northwest of Wesley where he carries on his farming operation. Mr. Detmering replaces Ar-» thur Rode of Titonka who has completed his three-year term as committeeman. Other committee members are Marvin Si- monsmeier of Swea City and Gannon Adams of Whittemore. Burt Couple Wed 40 Yrs Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dittmer, Burt, will be honored August 6 at an open house from 2 to 4 p. m. in the Good Hope Methodist church, an observance of their 40th wedding anniversary. The open house is being sponsored by their children, Mr, and Mrs. John Dittmer, Fairmont, and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Johnson, Arvada, Colo. They were married August 6,1927 at Good Hope Methodist church. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the observance. Ledyard Girl Is Named Kossuth-Winnebago Queen Gretchen Ann DeBoer, 18, daughter of Supt. and Mrs. Gilbert DeBoer, Ledyard, was crowned Miss Kossuth-Winnebago as a climax to the annual Fair and Field Days atSweaCity Thursday night. An estimated 800 persons saw Miss DeBoer, who won the title in competition with 12 other girls from the two counties, crowned by last year's winner, Linda Hoeppner, Lakota, at Swea City High School. Miss Thompson, Ann Anderson, was first runner-up after being named tops in swim suit competition, and Miss Congeniality, and Miss Lake Mills, Linda Rogness, was second runner-up and the talent winner. Miss DeBoer was judged first in evening gown competition. Besides gaining the right to represent the two counties in the Miss Iowa Contest next year, Miss DeBoer, a blonde, received a $200 scholarship, portion of the gate receipts and numerous gifts from area merchants. Miss Anderson was presented a $100 scholarship and Miss Rogness a $50 award. A highlight of the event Thursday was a gigantic parade which began at 2:30 p. m. and included all of the Queen candidates, Miss Iowa, Pamela Ericson, Sioux City; various other visiting queens, floats, antique cars, bands, military units and saddle clubs. A large crowd lined the parade route and enjoyed the festivities. Highlights Wednesday were livestock judging, a display of flower arrangements, 4-H projects and hobbies, an old-time threshing exhibition and the evening tractor pull. Winners of the tractor pull were Harry Larson of Armstrong, Class AA and Class D; Leonard Larson of Armstrong, Class A; Paul Thoreson of Swea City, Class B; George Johnson of Swea City, Class C; Roger Farland of Swea City, Class E; and Dean Dodds of Algona, Class F. Each first place winner received $25. Livestock winners were Jerome Anderson of Ledyard, sheep; Dave Tokheim of Armstrong, horses; Harvey Work, Jr, of Swea City, both hogs and Hoi- stein cattle; Douglas Johnson, Swea City, Angus cattle; Thor Thoreson of Swea City, shorthorns; Daryl Holcomb of Swea City, Herefords; and Loren Brant of Swea City, showmanship. Mary Meyer Of LuVerne Dies Friday Funeral services for Mrs. Ernest Meyer, Jr., 65, who died Friday morning at the Britt Hospital were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in LuVerne with Rev. R.T. Mueller officiating. Burial was at the LuVerne Cemetery. Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The former Mary Hinz, she was a lifelong resident of LuVerne and married Ernest Meyer in 1923 at LuVerne. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Brown, Sanborn and Mrs. Jack Baker, Lamar, Col. Also surviving are ten grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers, Lena Hinz, Charles, Herman and William, all of LuVerne; and Mrs. Elsie Klawitter, Bloomington, HI. Mrs. Meyer was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Install Officers The Swea City American Legion recently held installation of officers for the 1967-68 year. They include Jean Tague, finance officer; Richard 0*Green, service officer; Morris Kollasch, 1st vice commander; Ed Schwartz, commander; Craig Diem, adjutant; Chuck Miller, Sgt.-at-arms; Roger Thorsheim, chaplain; Sam Hethershaw, historian; and Wally Dawson, 2nd vice commander. Iowa Picnic The big Iowa picnic will be held at Recreation Park, 7th St. and Park Ave., Long Beach, Cal., Saturday, Aug. 12. It is an annual affair and anyone planning to be in that area on the big day should make plans to attend. Algona was certainly the most ridiculous town anywhere as thousands of people were attracted by thousands of beautifully ridiculous bargains during Friday and Saturday's city-wide Ridiculous Days. Hundreds of eager beavers swept through the early morning stacks of merchandise as the first wave of shoppers cleared off the sidewalk specials and businessmen prepared themselves for the many more to come. Perfect weather for ANY. kind of outdoor activity accompanied the event, and a free circus attracted several hundred fun lovers to performances both days. In the photos above, left to right, you see salesgirl Wendy Gardner enjoying herself, a portion of the free circus onlookers as they watched the Fri•day afternoon performance, and two "hard-working" gentlemen, Greg Snere and Doug Jones, as they catch their breath from strenuous duties. Always very witty, costumes worn by store owners and employees Riduculous Days, ranged from animal skins to sophisticated tuxedos. Most merchants were hardly recognizable, to say the least, but you couldn't miss the wild bargains available throughout the city. As usual, the famed Algona Ridiculous Band, also known as "The Weirdos", created quite a disturbance for anyone who got in their way, and the circus calliope provided music on wheels. The feeling between shoppers and businessmen was mutual as everyone went all out to make this Ridiculous Days the best ever 1 (UDM Newsfotos by Steve Waller) Translator To Be Installed With Govt. OK Three members of the Algona translator committee, accompanied by two representatives of the out-of-town group, met with Lloyd Loers and John Phillips of KGLO-TV at Mason City Thursday. Plans were formulated for advancing the Algona translator system, Construction and completion dates will be announced as soon as government assignments are allocated.
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