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Cl*ar Pleturtt - Mftr« Circulation jWome* ESTABLISHED 1865 Elite! I' c 50311 .T A IK" :-.a ! • ,i M.i :vr :i. J ALGOHA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUG. 10, 1967 Two Setfions — 20 Pages VOL. 101 - NO. 61 thC ty F N t Week BY RUSS WALLER Our mail bag brought 'a postcard from Athens, Greece, from Alex Dermand, who after 54 years has returned to his native land for the first time .... he said he even found the restaurant where he worked as a boy .... had a pleasant sea voyage going over .... may his return by air be the same. - o Definition: Golf - A long walk punctuated with disappointments. - o One young lady had a unique reaction to the forthcoming increase in the state sales tax. Her summary of the situation was "it will cost more to smell good." -'o The SIDEWALK PHILOSOPHER comments: Maybe the wrong people are rioting; arson is arson, and no matter who sets fire to something it is a crime in any city, town or state — so we send another 20 million or so in to rebuild what arson destroyed; maybe the people who foot the bill are the ones who should stage a few protest riots. - o One of the remarkable angles on the existing military service program is that professional baseball players can take a weekend, now and then, to attend a day or two of "active duty", but return to baseball again when it's their turn to pitch, or they need a left-handed pitcher. - o - Nine lakes in the Fairmont, Minn, area are able to undergo a complete cleaning out of fish. The lakes will be treated with 10,000 Ibs. of rotenone to eliminate all fish, now mostly carp and rough fish, and will be restocked with game fish next spring .... first time in Minne- . sota history that this poison cleanup project will be tried. - o - . , If Patrick Henry thought taxation WITHOUT representation was bad, he should see what we ; get WITH representation. - o - There's an interesting comment in Drew Pearson's column this week about a strange situation .... the U.S. is still training pilots and mechanics from Arab states that have severed relations with this country .... and it costs a pretty penny! - o - And if that doesn't make you slightly irritated, consider that taxpayers who raise, feed and educate a child are allowed a $600 per year income tax deduction. But to support one enrollee in the Job Corps costs about $7,000 a year, and under the Cuban refugee program the government pays a family as much as $2,200 if they have a Cuban youngster in school. - o - There's a Congressman from New York who is taking on the Farm Bureau single-handed. He charges the FB is taking advantage of its tax-exempt status to build an industrial empire, based chiefly on insurance, but including oil and other activities .... the Congressman evidently doesn't have many Farm Bureau voter members in his district. - o - Down in Mississippi a candidate for a $14,500 a year post as state land commissioner has a most unusual platform. He vows to abolish the post if he is elected. Says it's useless and out of date. Wonder if he'll win? When you think of it, it's quite an idea. - o - Elections can take a peculiar twist. In Vietnam, six tickets were tossed out in the forthcoming ballot .... apparently one of the things we are fighting for is the right of the South Vietnamese military ticket to rig their elections. - o Famous Last Line - I better get home quick before Gun- smoke starts early. Electricity Rate Here Will Go Down Next Month S.C.A. Class Of '52 Reunion An announcement from Algona Municipal Utilities this week proved a pleasant shock to users of electricity here. T. James Palmer, Supt., said the board of trustees had voted unanimously to place a new lower rate into effect on the Sept. 10 billing. The board's announcement said in part, "In line with the progressive policy of Algona Municipal Utilities, members of the board have voted to adopt the new electric rate schedule. This will create substantial savings for all Algona residential and commercial users." Under the new residential rate schedule, savings on 750 kilowatts will be 16 percent; 1,000 kilowatts, 23 percent; l,500kilo- . watts, 33 percent; and 2,000 kilowatts, 38 percent. With most residential users expected to be included in the first two categories, taking for example a $12 per month electricity bill, the 750 kilowatt user will save about $2 and the 1,000 kilowatt user slightly less than $3 per month based on the present rate. The new commercial rate structure shows savings for 1,000 kilowatts, 4.6 per cent; 2,000 kilowatts, 23.5 percent; and 5,000 kilowatts, 35 percent. Under the new residential all- electric rate, the savings for 2,000 kilowatts will be 10 percent and for 5,000 kilowatts, 16 percent. "Algona consumers, who now enjoy lower rates in comparison to their neighboring cities in Iowa, once again move into the new lower cost bracket," said the board's announcement Monday. Total revenue cost to the city utility set-up has not been announced. The cut in rates here followed a study which has been going on for some time. And the announcement of its results proved popular with several local users contacted by the Upper Des Moines this week. Two New Cases And Divorce, District Court Two new cases were filed and a divorce granted in district court here this week. The divorce was granted by Judge G.W. Stillman to fla E. Troff from Peter Troff. John G. Volk is plaintiff in a matter in which he seeks a petition in equity, including a partition of real estate. Defendants in the case are Rieta J. Volk etal. The Tele Ad Merchandising Corp., plaintiff, is seeking $198 from Jack's O.K. Tire Service, defendant, for an alleged advertising contract. Mrs. Schuler Of Swea City Dies Sunday SWEA-EAGLE - A long time Swea township resident, Mrs. Henry Schuler, 81, died Sunday evening at Holy Family Hospital. Estherville, from the infirmities of advanced age. She had been in failing health for the past three years, and hospitalized for the past 2 1/2 months. Mrs. Henry (Muriel) Rose Schuler was born May 30, 1866 at Earlville, m. to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Norton and received her education at Zearing, Iowa. She was married to Henry Schuler at Marshalltown May 11, 1905. Following their marriage, they farmed for six years in Minnesota, then moved to Seneca, and later to the Swea City area where they farmed until two years ago, when they moved to Swea City. Survivors include her husband, Henry, Swea City; four sons, Armand, Atlantic; Levi, Swea City; Lyle, Elmore; and Harold, Des Moines; two daughters, Mrs. Harriet Patter son, Swea City, and Mrs. Clarence (Lucille) Hovey, Armstrong; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son and two sisters. Services were held at the Methodist church, Swea City, Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Marion Bloodworth in charge. Interment was at Harrison township cemetery. Reese-Henry Funeral Home, Swea City, was in charge of arrangements. Casketbearers were Jon Schuler, Paul Wiechmann, Ronald Hanna, Kenneth Rose, Jerry Daugherty and Arlo Jones. $7,485 Increase In Bancroft Tax Askings Bancroft's tax levy for the next year will go up $7,485, but total budget will remain about the same, residents learnedatan open meeting Monday night. Total expenditures for next year are set at $265,550 compared to a $265,474 budget last year. Of this $39,035 will be raised by taxes, where. $31,555 was levied last year. There were no objections to the new budget. The council discussed street signs with a JayCee representative. Mayor W. R. Schoenhair inspected a sample sign and pronounced it "very nice." O s~\ •<W~? f X ^?? t^i •> St. Cecelia's Class of 1952 held its 15th reunion last Saturday night, August 5, at Al Loebig's Cafe in Wesley. Of the 22 graduates, 14 were present for the occasion which included a social hour, dinner, and talks by class members. Seated left to right are: Donna (Thilges) Grein, Mason City; Betty (Miller) Hoover, Algona; Delores (Lallier) Kohlhaas, Es- Whittemore Boy Hurt In Bike, Truck, Mishap A 13- year-old Whittemore boy, David Elbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Elbert, luckily escaped serious injury when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a potato chip truck at the 1 intersection of an alley and a sidewalk at Whittemore Monday at 10 a.m. The lad was taken to St. Ann hospital, Algona, and treated for bruises. He was shaken up in the mishap. The mishap was reported to the sheriffs office here by the driver of the truck, Douglas F. Grimm, 22, Mason City. According to the truck driver, his vehicle was headed east out of the alley and the bicycle, with the Elbert boy aboard, was headed south on the sidewalk. The boy apparently rode right in front of the truck which struck him broadside. After impact, the boy was thrown against a utility pole. There was no damage to the truck. Rites Pending Funeral rites for NelS'God- fredson, 79, former resident of the Bancroft area, were pending at Garry Funeral Home there when the UDM went to press Wednesday. Breaking And Entering Is . Charged Here Larry Hickey of Estherville was charged with breaking and entering in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week, waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court. He was apprehended by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and charged with breaking and entering the Irvington Coop Elevator July 23. It is alledged that once inside, he took various items of merchandise. Hickey was lodged in the local jail Aug. 1 and remains there after the action in mayor's court. 6 Pay Fines For Violations, Mayor's Court Driving violations resulted in fines for six motorists in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week following preliminary hearings of charges. Fined were Paul R. Stevenson, Kanawha, $15, careless driving; Joseph A. Hamilton, Bancroft, Louis W. Hiser, Sioux City, and Thomas D. Higgins, Titonka, $10 each, stop sign; and Donald M. Potthoff, Wesley, and David T. Hanselman, Algona, $10 each, speeding. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. ISU Sports Enthusiasts Meet Here A group of Iowa State University sports enthusiasts gathered for a buffet dinner, after which they heard a talk by Clay Stapleton, athletic director and football coach of the Cyclones, at Van's Cafe here Monday evening. In the photo above, Coach, Stapleton, second from the left, chats with Coach Beanie Cooper of Garrigan High School, left, who served as emcee of the event, while Chick Sutherland, center, who coached at Algona High School about 40 years ago while the Bulldogs were chopping up all opposition, Dr. D. J. Shey, Algona, president of the Kossuth Cyclone Club, and Ray Donels, far right, of the ISU athletic department, look on. All ISU alumni, Cyclone Club members and friends were invited to attend the dinner-meeting. (Poundstone Photo) r/'i therville; Kathleen Griffin, Algona; and Rosanne (Erpelding) Sclimit, Algona. Standing left to right are: Dr. Cordell Schilmoeller, Windom, Minn., who was the class president; Henry Ell>ert, Algona; Michael Schmit, Algona, Dean R. Loss, Algona; EldonWinkel, Algona; Dick Reynolds, Algona; Bill Detrick, Algona; Charles Huber, Algona; and Phil Kohlhaas, St. Paul, Minn. Christensen Store Here Sold To Humboldt Pair Gladiolus Show This Weekend At Algona Algona will be host Saturday and Sunday to the thirty-third annual Gladiolus Show and Exhibition, which will take place in the Algona High School Gymnasium, with no charge to the viewing public. All entries should be in their proper place by 11 a.m. Saturday, and vases, arrangements and baskets by noon. Judging will begin as soon as possible thereafter. Visitors and viewers are welcome Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. The showrooms will be open to exhibitors at 6 p.m. Friday. Sponsoring organization is the North Central Gladiolus Society of Algona. Co-operating organizations include the Algona Garden Club, a large number of Algona merchants, KiwanisClub, Algona JayCees and the C of C, who prepared and printed schedules for the show. Cash and special awards will be given for grand and reserve champions. Visitors may register for free door prizes. The Glad Society is featuring a new division called "Back Yard Growers", with no entry fee required. Ttiis division is for the grower of less then oOO bulbs. There will be 31 color classifications eligible, ranging from white through the spectrum of greens, yellows, orange, scarlet, pink, red, lavender, violet, and purple, as well as several "smoky" classes. Corsages will include informal and formal, both including miniature or medium and large glads, and a wedding bouquet. Special arrangements will include nine arrangements, dairy, horticulture, safety first, home improvements, animals, food nutrition, a favorite TV program, "What a 4-H member means to America", and photography. Any exhibitor may enter one spike, and each person visiting the show will be given a card upon which to cast a single vote, which will be done by number only. Voting will close at 4 p.m. Sunday. A special category, for men only, has been provided for in which the exhibitor may make three entries, in "Your Favorite TV Commercial", making each commercial different, with glads predominating. Officers of the local Glad So- Sale of Christensen's ready to wear store here, operated many years by Roy and Zita Christensen, well-known Al- gonans, was announced this week by Mr. Christensen. New owners of the business, which will nowbeknownasOra's, are Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Andersen of Humboldt, who also operate a store by the same name there. Mr. and Mrs. Andersen will now operate both stores, and according to Mr. Christensen, will handle the same type and lines of high class merchandise featured here for years. The Christensens plan to remain here, but do want to do some traveling and spend a little more- time with their son, daughter- in-law and grandchildren at Carroll. The Andersons took possession of the store Wednesday. ciety include Francis Nelson, president, and Mrs. John Schimmel, secretary-treasurer. Show superintendent is John Schimmel, with co-workers Frances Nelson, Don Nelson, Irvin Morey, Gene Decker and Jon Morey. Registration clerks arc- Mrs. Capesius and Mrs. Dorothy Nelson. Show clerks are Mrs. Stella Decker and Mrs. Daryl Jones. Supervisor judges are Claude Power, chairman, with John Schimmel and Luther Proeger. Tabulation clerks are Lavera Poyner and Rubee Friedow. Mrs. Irvin Morey is chairman of the banquet committee, with Dorothy Haa» as chairman of the food committee. Supervisor of the 4-H entrants and publicity is Irvin Morey. Juvenile Boy Steals Bike Wheel Here A juvemle boy was apprehended here Monday night after allegedly stealing a bicycle wheel from another boy's bicycle and installing it on his own. He was caught by a man living in the neighborhood where the theft occurred in the east part of the city and turned over to local police. It is not known just what legal action might be taken in the matter. Name Judges The committee of eight judges for the truckload division of the National Barrow Show Sept. 1113 at Austin, Minn, were recently revealed by the management committee. Free Barbecue Is Thursday Just like Christmas, the Kossuth County Fair comes but once each year - and next week, thousands of county and area residents are expected to pay admissions and visit one of the ..re.itest ever put on here. It was pointed out this week by Fair officials that it will be necessary, due to a recent change in the s;iles tax set-up in Iowa, to charge sales Ux at Uie main gate and grandstand. So the two percent will be tacked on at both gates during the Aug. 14-18 Kossuth County Fair. While the 14th is entry day, with horse judging and 4-H project judging the main items of interest, the other four days will IK? jammed with things to do and things to see. Hundreds of farm animals are entered to compote for topawards in a large number of categories, along with entries In a wide variety of other fields - from canning to dogs. Wednesday, Aug. 10, will find more judging taking place during the day, with the popular big Tractor Pulling Contest scheduled in front of the grandstand at 7:30 p. m. And, if you've never seen the tractor pull, be sure and make plans to see this one! Stock car races will be featured two nights, Tuesday and Friday, witli both programs slated to get underway at 8:30 p. m. The finale Friday night is the annual Kossuth County Fair Championship, complete with a $1,000 guaranteed purse and a large field of cars is expected from all over this area. Undoubtedly the largest single day crowd (with a little help from the weather) will pack the fairgrounds Thursday. And there's good reason. The crowd-puller is the annual Free Barbecue, with serving of fine food due to begin at 5:30, ending at 7:30 p. m. Businessmen and fanners from all over the county are again cooperating to make the meal a smash success. The steering committee is Berl Priebe, Frank Moulton, Norm Christian, Corwin Peer, Julie Baas, Paul McBride and Dick Post. Sandwiched around the free barbecue is an appearance of the White Morse Mounted Patrol from Sioux City - and the 45 horses and riders put on a show that will be long-remembered by those attending. Two appearances are slated, at 2 and 8 p. m. Thursday. The big sale of sheep, swine and baby beef will l« held Friday morning, beginning at 8 a. m. One change in the rules for the big Tractor Pull at the Kossuth County Fair next Wednesday night, Aug. 17, at 7 p. m. was announced this week. This year, the tractor pulling committee decided to eliminate the 7,500 Ib. class and add an open class. The open class is for tractors weighing up to 20,000 Ibs.; may have dual wheels; 4 wheel drives; and tandem hitches. On tandem hitch, one driver only. Entry fee is $3.00. The contest is run under State Fair rules, the top three winners in each class except open are eligible to go to State Contest. Burt Woman's Club, a division of Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs, will cooperate with other women's clubs of Kossuth County in staffing a booth at the Fair. The booth will display and have for sale items made by blind people of Iowa. Burt members will be at the booth the forenoon of Aug. 16. This is the first year Kossuth women's clubs have had a project of this kind. It is a special joint project in conjunction with the Iowa Commission for the Blind. Fred Plumb, well-known Algonan, is president of the Fair board and VernMcClure, Algona, is secretary. Further information and a complete schedule of events at the Fair will be found in a large ad in this issue of the Upper Deg Moines. Make plans now to see as imjch of the Kossuth County Fair as possible - and bring the whole family - you'll be glad you

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