The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 31, 1967 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 31, 1967
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Cltar Pleturtt - Mori N«wi - lergttt Circulation BY RUSS WALLER If American industry, both large ..and small, ever needed a prod in its thinking as to the future, the series of riots in our metropolitan cities should have done the job. While there were numerous contributing factors causing the riots, one of the major causes was, and is, overcrowding. People naturally gravitate toward the areas where they find or hope to find employment. More than half of our growing population today is concentrated in our large cities, and the percentage is increasing. The result is the overcrowding that brings the traffic jams, the tensions of elbow-to-elbow living, the lack of breathing space that are the tinder for riots. * * * Location of industrial areas years back was based on geography, transportation factors, and availability of labor. But neither geography or transportation factors are necessarily the same today, and labor goes with the jobs. Modern highway and air transportation has left no one section too distant in time from any other. While we will probably see millions of dollars now poured into the big cities for a multitude of projects, it remains to be seen whether or not the major problem of overcrowding is solved. But some of the tension of the big city could be relieved by a greater decentralization of industry. 3M is a gigantic company that adopted this program some years back; perhaps others will see the light. You can make ribbons just as well in a town of 6,000 as one of a million, and the employees spend five minutes getting to and from work, and enjoy their leisure more fully and economically. Heavy industry, it is true, must locate where raw materials and markets are as close together as possible. But this same formula does not necessarily apply with an estimated 60 percent of industry that does not come under the, "heavy industry" classification. * * * Why must industry today pack itself into congested areas that add to the problems of living and life ? If, when expansions and new plants are planned, they relocated in more wide open spaces, there just might be a lessening of big city tensions and the development of a more satisfied employee situation. This point of view has been adopted by a number of manufacturing concerns, and while there are always problems in relocation, the favorable factors seem to outnumber the bad. * * * Whether or not the impending efforts and expenditures to rebuild our decaying cities succeed remains to be seen; there might be other, more sensible approaches to the problems of metropolitan existence. Perhaps it is time for the trend to reverse itself; perhaps the trek should be from the overcrowded cities to the well-located small cities and towns. But the first step has to be taken by industry itself; people will follow. * * * Today there are very few spots in the U. S. more than a few hours away from some large city, where the bright light attractions can be had, if you so choose. But for a large segment of U. S. industry, the locations of the future might very profitably be found in the rural areas. Nobody could ever accuse the 3M company of being crazy. Conference Set The annual conference of Iowa ASC county committeemen and employees will be held at the Hotel Savery in Des MoinesSept. 6, 7, and 8. Part of this year's conference is devoted to "Reaching all America with the Rural Story.'* Slgona ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ;is second class mntu-r .it tin- |x>stoflicc at AlRonn. Imvn Nov. 1. Ifl32. under Act tit Cnnerpss of March 3. 1R7P ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1967 3 Sections - 22 Metro Pages ESTABLISHED 1865 VOL. 101 NO. 67 Seven Fined, Others Are Charged, Bancroft Fray As a result of last Saturday night's ruckus at Bancroft, the city council and Mayor Dick Shoenhair met with Larry Nemmers, Jr., manager of the Bancroft Ball Room, Tuesday night - and it was mutually agreed that public dances at Bancroft will be suspended indefinitely, effective immediately. Dispositions of seven cases have been completed in Justice Bill Droessler's court there, with each of the young men involved paying fines of $100 and costs for unlawful assembly. Paying fines and costs so far are: Frank Bishop, Pat Donnelly, Gene Madsen, James Klein, Mark W. Zuehlke, Stephen J. Winter and Richard A. Dietz. All but Dietz are from the Mason City area. He is from the Forest City-Britt vicinity. There are an estimated 11 cases still pending in the matter and six juveniles who were also involved had their cases turned over to juvenile officials at Mason City. The arrests were made by several law officers called to the scene about 10 p. m. Saturday after a number of cars parked near the southwest edge of Bancroft and the occupants marched up the street to the dance hall, which is located near the northeast edge of town. Enroute, the group, or members of it, stopped a car and beat up Chuck Schneider of Bancroft, who sustained a broken nose, cuts, bruises and possible internal injuries. He remains in St. Ann hospital here. ' One young man, also charged in the matter, remains in jail here, serving a 20-day sentence in lieu of fine. Sheriff's officers, five patrolmen and three peace officers from Bancroft, who got aid from adults living there, quelled the disturbance within a half-hour and prevented possible serious injury to many. The gang caused damage at the dance hall to musical instruments, etc., which was rumored to be in the neighborhood of $4,000. Youth Dies Frederic J. Weber, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Weber, Cedar Falls, died recently there, a victim of muscular dystrophy. He was born here and a student at Cedar Falls High School. Funeral services were held at Cedar Falls. His parents, a brother and paternal grandmother survive. Two brothers preceded him in death. Plans For Golf Course Approved At Whittemore A drawing of the new Whittemore golf course, which is slated to be constructed a mile east of that Kossuth town within the next year, has been on display during the past week at Elbert Chevrolet there. It is a par 36 layout, with five par fours, a pair of par threes and two par fives. Included is the first hole, 340 yards (par 4), second, 335 (par 4), third, 370 yards (4), fourth, 480 yards, (5), fifth 215 yards, (3), sixth, 410 yards (4), seventh, 165 yards (3), eighth, 390 yards (4) and ninth, 520 yards (5). The board of directors of the club studied the drawing during a meeting Tuesday night, and with the possible exception of minor changes, approved the layout. Richard Pugh of Williamsburg was retained as consultant engineer for the project. Lloyd Rouze, Ex-Algonan, Dies At Ames A former Algonan, Lloyd W. Rouze, 54, died about midnight Monday at Mary Greeley Hospital, Ames, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Rouze and his family lived in Algona during the late forties when he was a farm loan appraiser. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) at the Adams Funeral Home at Ames, with Rev. W.F. Overhulser officiating. There will be Masonic rites at the Ames Municipal Cemetery. He was born March 7, 1913 in Calhoun county, son of William L. and Margaret Rouze, and has been a resident of Ames much of the time since 1929. He attended Fonda High School and Iowa State University and at the time of his death was chief appraiser with the right-of-way dept. of the Iowa State Highway Commission. He was married to Berneice Gates March 6,1937. Survivors include his wife; a son, David, LaPalma, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Catron, Omaha; two grandchildren; three brothers and a sister. Break-In Here Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was notified of a break-in at Charlie's Supper Club Wednesday morning. The break-in apparently occurred during the night and Deputy Sheriff Don Wood was sent to investigate. There were no details available at press time. School Enrollment Record Here; 1937 Registered St. Ann Fund Drive Directors Meet Members of St. Ann Hospital fund campaign cabinet and general prospects chairmen attended an organizational meeting Monday, Aug. 21, here. The general prospects organization, largest of five presently active in the St. Ann campaign, will number more than 200 men when brought to full strength three weeks from now. Harry Greenberg, general campaign chairman, pointed out that building such a large corps of workers will assure those who accept positions in the campaign organization that no individual member will be called on to devote too much time and energy to make the campaign a success. "Once we are fully organized we will be able to complete the solicitation for subscriptions within a few days," Mr. Greenberg said. Shown, from left to right, are: Ted R. Chrischilles, general prospects co-chairman; William F. Steele, Rev. Frank B. Harcey and Mayor William J. Finn, cabinet members, Harry L. Greenberg, chairman ; Richard M. Thoreson, associate campaign chairman; Paul Seeley, general prospects co-chairman; Rev. Cecil H. Friedmann, cabinet member; John D. Cash, treasurer; and Chester R. Schoby, auditor. Nominees for division chairmen were selected at the meeting. The ten men selected will be asked to join the organization within the next three days. (UDM Flashfoto) Special Gas Section Today In The UDM North Central Public Service Co., which will supply natural and LP gas service to four more towns in this area, Fenton, Lone Rock, Wesley and Ringsted, is cosponsor with Northern Natural Gas Co. and several area firms that sell appliances of a special section in color in today's Upper Des Moines. Gas service in all four areas will be (or has been in some cases) turned on within the next few days. Included in the section are stories on the uses of gas, photos, etc. Hurt At Fair Jimmie, 7, son of Hugh Black, Algona, has been hospitalized at St. Ann with a concussion suffered while at the State Fair in Des Moines. Orville Wicks Resigns As Arnold Mgr. It was announced today that effective Sept. 1, Orville Wicks will resign as manager of Arnold Motor Supply, Algona. This has been caused due to health conditions in the family. Bernard (Bud) Briggs, who has been with the company in the machine shop for the past 14 years, has been named to be the new manager effective Sept. 1. Arnold Motor Supply has always operated as a partnership and the people who work for the company are partners and have money invested in the firm. Both Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wicks will continue to be partners in the firm. Mrs. Winkel Succumbs Here Early Wednesday Mrs. Lawrence Winkel, well- known Algona lady, died early Wednesday at St. Ann hospital. She had been in ill health for some time. Funeral arrangements for her were pending at Hamilton Funeral Home here at press time. It is probable rites will be held at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence, Algona attorney; four sons, Gordon, Eldon, Donald and Arthur; two daughters; and a number of grandchildren. New Algona Grain & Feed Owner ALGONA GRAIN & FEED Operation Of St. Ann Will Former Titonka Swilcn Sep t. 1 Man Passes At Monticello Elmer Maahs, above, right, is shown completing the purchase of the Algona Grain and Feed Co. from Chris Hemmen, who has owned and operated the firm the past nine years. The new ownership becomes official Friday, Sept. 1. Maahs was born and raised in Whittemore, where he owned the Whittemore Hatchery for 15 years. In January of this year, he joined the management trainee program for Ralston-Purina and moved his family to Algona. His wife is the former Jeannette Vaudt. Ralston-Purina will become the major line of feeds for the firm, which will also handle Ortho chemical fertilizers. An announcement from Maahs and Hemmen, whose plans are indefinite, is found in today's Upper Des Moines. (UDM Newsfoto) Owen G. Tjaden, 32, died from an apparent heart attack Wednesday evening, Aug. 16, on returning from Jan's Flower and Gift Shop, which he and his wife, Jan, had operated for the past eight months at Monticello. Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at the First Presbyterian church, Monticello. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery, Monticello. Rev. Gideon I. Krein conducted the services. Owen George Tjaden was born at Titonka Oct. 16, 1934, the son of George and Ida Cordes Tjaden. He received his education at Titonka, graduating from the Titonka High School with the class of 1952, He then attended Iowa State College at Ames and for a number of years was employed as sales engineer for bakery and dairy equipment. The Tjadens have lived in Monticello for the past seven years and Mr. Tjaden had been very active in the work of the First Presbyterian church of which he was a member, acting as Sunday School superintendent. He was married to Janice Jansen of Buffalo Center May 14, 1954 at the Ramsey Reformed church. He is survived by his wife; children Melody Ann, Bruce Lynn, Randall and Cynthia; and one sister, Mrs. Alfred (Ellen) Boelkes, Titonka. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. Mother Mary Joanne, Prioress of the Order of St. Benedict, announced today that the Benedictine Sisters, who have operated St. Vincent Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, since its founding in 1907, will take over ownership and operation of St. Ann Hospital in Algona Sept. 1. St. Ami Hospital serving the community since 1950, has been owned and operated by the Sisters of Mercy, Detroit Province. Mother Mary Joanne announced that Sister Mary Dolores will function as administrator. Sister Mary Dolores has a masters degree in nursing from Marquette University. Other sisters being assigned are Sister Mary Plulo- mena as supervisor of the obstetrical department. Sister Mary Philomena is a registered nurse who has previously functioned as a director of nursing service and as supervisor. Sister Mary Baptista will be supervisor of surgery and central supply and will also provide general supervision to the pharmacy department. Sister Mary Loretta will supervise the medical-surgical floor. At a later date, Sister Rose Marie, a registered laboratory technician, will be assigned. Benedictine Sisters also announced that a male nurse anesthetist will join the staff in February, 1968. Volunteer workers in the doctors organization began making calls for subscriptions on all area doctors Aug. 30. The major gift solicitation begins Aug. 31. Five area organizations are now in various stages of completion. Murray Firm At Bancroft Sold This Week Sale of a long-time Bancroft business was announced Tuesday by the owners, Don and Joe Murray. Murray Elevator, which first opened its doors in 1897, has been sold to Milo Johnson, an employee of the firm for the past 20 years. The elevator will be closed this Friday and Saturday for inventory, with Mr. Johnson assuming operation of the firm Sept. 1. Murray Elevator was established by Joseph Murray, Sr. and operated later by his son, William A. (Art) Murray, until his death in 1948. The Murray brothers have operated it since that time. Future plans of the Murrays have not been announced, Don Murray is State Senator from this district. Big Crowd At Open House At Fenton An open house was held in the Fenton Community Hall last Saturday by the Fenton Community TV Signal Co. to demonstrate cable television in operation. Several television sets were hooked up to various stations and refreshments were served during the day. Owner Gene Faulstich said there were nearly 500 registrations for the free cable hook-up, which was won by Arnold Hantelman, Iowa Ass'nOf Utilities To Meet, D-Moines Alex Radin, general manager, American Public Power Association, Washington, D.C., will keynote the fall meeting of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities to be held in Des Moines, Sept. 18 and 19. The business meeting will be held on the afternoon of Sept. 18. James Cravens, President of the Iowa Association urged "all mayors, councilmen, managers and boards of trustees to make plans to attend this meeting." To Take Bids The Iowa State Highway Commission will take bids at the letting Sept. 8 for two primary road construction projects in Emmet and Kossuth counties. Nearly 200 More Than The 1966-67 Total At a special meeting Monday evening the board of education of the Algona Community School District received a report from the superintendent on the progress to date in the studies of Uie proposed new high school, approved at the election last Jan. 30. Supt. 0. B. Laing reported that the staff hoped to have a final draft of a proposed building for the board to consider, sometime within the next six weeks, or early October. If acceptable to the board, it would take about three months for the general building plans to be converted into detailed blueprints and specifications, subject to possible public bidding and contract letting in late January, 1968. The superintendent reported on tentative proposals to operate with federal aid funds in the school year 1967-68 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, including: reading projects for AHS and Garrigan; primary grade reading projects including public and parochial students; tentative plans for reading and arithmetic improvement in primary grades in the summer of 1968. The board directed the secretary, Vaughn Rising, to complete plans for holding the annual school election Sept. 11. It was reported the enrollment as of the close of the first day of school, Kg-12 grades, including pupils in special education classes, was approximately 1,937- 1,175, Kg-6; 762, 7-12; compared to that of 1,751 a year ago- 1,033, Kg-6; and 718, 7-12. This represents an over-all increase of about 10%, the major portion of which was in grade one, where all first grade pupils from St. Cecelia's were absorbed in the first grade. That grade had an enrollment of 221 at the close of the first day of school. This is the largest enrollment in the history of the Algona Community School District. Nettie Lavrenz Rites Held At Burt Church Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Lavrenz, 79, of Burt, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Burt with burial at Burt Township Cemetery. Mrs. Lavrenz died Friday of heart failure at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, after having been at the hospital for several weeks. Born March 16, 1888 at Avoca, Wise., she was married Feb. 1, 1911, to Frederic Lavrenz inAl- gona. He died in 1959. He had been a carpenter in Burt. > Survivors include four sons, Ernest, Richard and Roland, all of Burt, and Raymond of Stratford, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Groen of Algona and Mrs. Earl Meier of Cylinder. Garry Funeral Home in Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. One Issue There will not be a first-of- the-week tabloid next Tuesday, Sept, 5, due to Labor Day. The next issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines will be Thursday, Sept. 7. Minor Crash A two-car collision here at 8:30 a.m. Monday resulted in an estimated $160 damage to the vehicles involved. They were <Jrlv« en by Dr. L.I. Strohman, 32, and Wendy S. Gardner, 17, both of Algona.

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