The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 14, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 14, 1967
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CUof PieturAi - Mori Newi - lorgtit Circulation By RUSS WALLER Several longtime residents of Algona have been back on visits recently, including Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Clapsaddle from Cape Coral, Fla. and Dr. F. C. Scanlan, from California. The Clapsaddles have a fine excuse to return. Horace said he came up to have his teeth fixed, and to have the 25,000 mile checkup made on his car. . . .he added Bill Dau had been doing it for the past 30 years and he saw no reason to change the program, and whafs 1200 miles or so? They have been visiting the families of Dr. Jack Clapsaddle and the Don Clapsaddles. Linda, Mrs. H.D., you will recall, was Algona's first woman mayor, and si 10 still gets a hearty chuckle when she thinks back on the years in office during which time parking meters became a controversial subject. Commenting on the city dump, H.D". said that he could remember when it was a gigantic mosquito nest. * * * And speaking of the dump, we note with interest that a great many citizens ofDesMoineshave made first trips to THEIR city dump, as a result of the strike of city employees there. Various aspects of a municipal dump with which they previously were unfamiliar are now being most forcefully driven home. . . .flies, odors and rats, they say. * * * City health authorities point out that the most efficient means of fighting rats is starvation and poisoning. If garbage is stored or disposed of in metal containers with tight covers, the hungry rats will eat poison, which we .hope they do., in Des Moines as well as Algona. * * * Dick Godfredsen, who recently returned from a sojourn in the Vets Hospital in Des Moines, says that copies of the Upper Des Moines there are given a routing slip and when you're through reading it, your responsibility is to see that it is moved along to the next Algona or Kossuth county patient. And an ex-Algona man, James L. (Lawrence) Misbach, is the administrative manager of the Veterans Hospital. He's a brother of ex-mayor Leighton Misbach of Algona. Lawrence has a son, Joe, 19, incidentally, who hitchhiked to Alaska last summer, which is quite a hitchhike, we'd say. He went by the way of California, going up- 19 days from Des Moines to Fairbanks, and he was there when the flood struck. * * * An optimist is one who, instead of feeling sorry he can't pay his bills, is glad he's not one of his creditors. The new crop of hurricanes continue to receive the names of various gals. . .and we're not surprised that the first one turned out to be Arlene.. .the only one we know by that name is not large in size but she does have a little of the hurricane about her. * * * Our new Department of Transportation is making some valiant efforts to restore railroads as a means of communication and travel, as our nation's highways continue to become more car- clogged, and even our airways are getting that way, also. But every time the postoffice department moves mail away from trains it works at cross purposes with the Transportation Dept. Without mail contracts our long distance passenger service is all but going to disappear. * * * The average girl needs more beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think. * * * Famous Last Line - Some kids are sure lucky when it comes to these teacher strikes! ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ;is second class matter at the poftoffice at AlRonn. Iowa iSOSlli. Nov. 1. Ifi32. under Act of Congress of March 3. lS7f ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1967 Two Sections — 20 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 70 Vote To Expand School Board Priebes Wed 25 Years Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Priebe will celebrate ineir zatn wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 17, with open house at their home from 2 to 5 p. m. Hosts for the occasion will be their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hoaglund, and Alan and Kim Priebe. All relatives and friends are welcome to attend. (Glenn's Studio Photo) Ikes To Build Ed Farrell Picnic Shelter Named As At Lake Site Postmaster The Algona Izaak Walton League announced plans Monday to build a $3,000 picnic shelter on the shore of the new county lake located just north of Algona. Glenn Graham, building chairman of the local club, told the Upper Des Moines that the organization hopes to have the shelter completed this fall. The structure will measure 24' x 44' and will be partially enclosed at the ends and sides. The floor will be solid cement and the sides will be constructed of thick ply- board, with a wooden-asphalt roof. The exact site of the shelter will be determined after the county conservation board digs a proposed well. The Izaak Walton Club has provided all the necessary materials and will handle the construction. Graham said the club has been working toward a project of this type for a number of years. Financing of the shelter has bee.n made possible by the IKE-sponsored Buffalo Feeds held here each year. It is hoped that when the building is completed, other service organizations in the area will provide picnic equipment such as tables, benches and grills. The shelter is being built large enough to house meetings, picnics and family reunions of fairly good size. According to reports, the fish that have been stocked in the new county lake are progressing at normal growth rates. The lake contains bass, northerns, catfish and bullheads. Ed Farrell, acting postmaster in Algona since April of 1966, was nominated to the Congress, Tuesday, by President Lyndon Johnson, for permanent appointment as Algona postmaster. He has lived in Algona for the past 10 years, and is a native of Whittemore. Prior to his temporary appointment, following the death of Wade Sullivan, then postmaster, he managed the Sherwin- Williams Co. store here. Plan Buffalo Auction For First Time For the first time in its 54- year history, the Ft. Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge in Nebraska will hold a public auction Oct. 24, featuring 40 surplus buffalo. What makes this of interest to many in this area is the fact that the Izaak Walton League here purchases its buffalo for an annual feed from the Niobrara Refuge. The Refuge is offering 20 young bulls and 20 females during the auction, with the sale to begin at 1 p.m. Refuge officials also announced there will be a limited amount of butchered buffalo meat available this year for sale to service clubs, sportsman's clubs, etc., as in the past. Applications for meat should go to the Refuge manager no later than Oct. 1. Algona Guard Unit Gets Riot Control Training The Algona unit of the Iowa National Guard has received formal notice to complete 32 hours of training in riot control by January 1, Captain Howard Stephenson, commanding officer, said last week. He added that some study of riot control had been made previously, but not because of a general order such as has now been issued. Tentative assignment of the Algona unit to the Waterloo area if required, was also implied in the order. The National Guard has been under some heavy criticism following its participation in riot control efforts in metropolitan centers, around the nation, and the new order is evidently intended to improve the knowledge of Guard personnel with regard to riot control, although units in Iowa, and especially our section of Iowa, are not very likely to be called for this type of duty. It was assumed here that all Guard units received the same orders regarding a study of riot control. If the Algona unit does not become involved in controlling riots before the latter part of 1968, it is unlikely that Captain Stephenson will have to face the problem. He will complete 20 years of service in 1968 and probably retire, he said. As most everyone knows, he is also athletic director at Algona High School. Close Race In Director Vote Here Monday Monday's election in the Algona Community School District didn't attract the large vote expected — but final tabulation of votes for four candidates showed the final results very close, with a mere 65-vote differential between the top vote-getter and the one getting the least. Incumbents Mrs. Mel Bay and Bob Black were re-elected to their posts for new three-year terms, polling 589 and 551 votes, respectively, with Joe Lynch and Phil Diamond, who were candidates for the first time, closely behind with 543 and 524 vote totals. Lynch and Diamond carried the Whittemore and Riverdale precincts, but Bay and Black carried Algona. Total turnout Monday in the district was 1,128, with several write-ins and a few spoiled ballots tossed out, resulting in a total count of 1,116. Voters did pass a proposal, 681-428, which will increase the size of the local school board from five to seven members, to go into effect when the next election rolls around in September, 1968. At that time, one director will be named to a 3-year term, the other to a one-year term and from then on directors will be elected two at a time twice and three the third year each time an election comes up. According to information on the new 7-member board, all members are to be elected at large. At present, the 5-person board has three members from Algona, one from Whittemore and one from Irvlngton township. Dick Shoenhair of Bancroft was re-elected to the county board of education by a 517-233 margin over W. A. Renger, Swea City. Voters in area two, Swea City Community School District, Sentral Community School District, Greenwood Township School district and Bancroft Independent 1 School District, decided that issue. While voters in Algona defeated the 3/4-mill levy for support of the area college and vocational school set-up, 528-505, the special levy did carry throughout the county and in the rest of the five counties involved. The levy will raise $180,000 each year for the next five years, based on present valuation of the merged area and is slated to provide funds needed for much of the land and buildings needed. Now that it is passed, federal allocations for the set-up are also guaranteed. Fred Diekmann, Algona, unopposed on the Algona Community School District ballot as treasurer, was re-elected, getting a total of 776 votes. A break-down of the vote in the Algona district showed the incumbents, Mrs. Bay and Mr. Black, getting their strength from voters in the Algona area. In Algona the totals were: Bay 533; Black 491; Diamond 398; Lynch 388. At Whittemore, totals were: Lynch 76; Diamond 71; Bay and Black 37 each; and at Community Center building, Riverdale, totals were; Lynch 79; Diamond 55; Black 23; Bay 19. A total of 921 voters went to the polls here, 90 at Riverdale and 117 at Whittemore. One surprising feature here was the fact that there were 16 blank ballots cast in the five or seven-member school board proposal test. Not spoiled, just blank. The vote total was far under the 1,920 total cast a year ago during a board election. Here are results from other areas of Kossuth: LEDYARD SCHOOL All incumbents re-elected, with 45 votes cast, Ervin Klinksiek, 42; Melvin Logeman, 41 (3 years); and Fred Munyer, 40 (1 year). It was 23-21 "in favor of the 3/4-mill levy. GRANT TWP. Soren Pedersen and Vernon Haag re-elected. LAKOTA SCHOOL Robert Beemer named to 3- Legion Honors Peace Officers Here Three local peace officers accepted special awards from Commander Nels Anderson during a combined meeting of the American Legion and Auxiliary here Monday night. Shown in the photo, left to right, are Patrolman Bill Tordoff, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Police Chief Al Boekelman and Mr. Anderson. The framed awards are being held by the men who accepted them. On the wall above the men are portraits of the two men who died in the service of their country and ultimately gave their names to the local post- Hagg-Turner. Three local youths who attended Boys State as representatives of the local Legion post told of their experiences during the meeting, which also included messages from Mr. Anderson, Mrs. F. F. Mueller, Auxiliary president, and Mrs. LilUe Foth, past-president of the Auxiliary. Dinner was served preceding the meeting and a dance was held In the main ballroom of the Veterans Memorial building after the meeting, which was held to honor peace officers. The awards were the first ever presented here. (UDM Flashfoto by Don Smith) year term; Joe Berschman to 2-year term on board. Carl Gerzema named treasurer; and 3/4-mill levy lost, 70-63, with 142 votes cast. - o 198 BANCROFT VOTES BANCROFT- Richard Underkofler, president of Bancroft's school board, was re-elected for a 3-year term. A total of 198 voters turned out. Bancroft voters turned down the 3/4-mill tax levy proposal for Lakes Area Community College district 118-59. - o - NO BURT CONTEST BURT - Ed Smith, Jr., won reelection to a 3-year term on the Burt school board by picking up 36 votes in a light turnout. A proposal to levy a special 3/4- mill tax for the Area Community College was favored 24-15. - o - REELECT 2, SWEA CITY SWEA CITY - Two unopposed incumbents were re-elected to 3-year terms on the Swea City school board. They were Jack Van Norman, who received 305 votes and Earl Kvamsdale, who received 296. Total votes cast were 319. There were one or two write-in votes for each for four other men. Ronald Johnson was elected to a 2- year term as school treasurer. - o TITONKA Incumbents Lawrence Heyer and Neal Boyken were re-elected to the board to three-year terms. Only other candidate was Ted Hoover, Jr. - o - LUVERNE A total of 34 votes cast, with Howard Swanson getting 34 and Henry Hefty 33. Both were incumbents and unopposed. The 3/4- mill levy lost 17-16. Minor Wreck An auto driven by Ruth E. De- Geeter, 18, Bancroft, backed into a car driven by Donald F. Lynch, 18, Fenton, at Bancroft Saturday at 5:40 p.m., resulting in an estimated $150 damage to the latter vehicle. Patrolman Charles Bird investigated the mishap. Joe Helinsky Of Bancroft Dies Saturday Funeral services for Joseph F. Helinsky, 72, Bancroft, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft. Burial was at St. Patrick's cemetery at Estherville. Garry Funeral Home in Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Helinsky died Saturday morning at Veteran's Hospital in Des Moines after a long illness. He was born March 18, 1895 at Fairmont and married Loretta Stevens Dec. 19, 1921 atSt. Paul. He was a linotype operator and printer for the Bancroft Register until retiring in 1965. Couples To Wed Three wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Steven M. Hardy and Lorna Walker, Sept. 6; and Terry Christensen and Donna M. King; and Gary F. Youngwirth and Sherry L. McGrouth, Sept. 8. $66,840 Grant For Youth Corps Project Algona Woman Injured In Back-Up Wreck A Neighborhood Youth Corps grant of $66,840 has been announced from the U.S. Department of Labor, for Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. for operation of a nine-month project. Enrollees in the program must be between the ages of 16 and 21, must come from low-income homes, and will be paid $1.25 per hour. There are two phases, the "in- school" phase and "out-of- school" phase. Fifty youths will be employed for 10 hours on the in-school phase. About 15 boys and girls who have dropped out of school will be employed in the out-of-school phase. These enrollees work 32 hours per week in such places as hospitals, county, city, state and federal offices, schools, public and private. They are presumed to be training in a skill as they work. The Federal grant of $66,840 for this program will also receive a local share of $10,300 in the donation of services. Start of the program is expected by Sept. 18, and encompasses the seven counties in the UDM Opportunity unit, of which Kossuth is one. Pick Up Option More than 50 of the 203 shareholders in the new Whittemore Golf Club met at St. Michael's school there Tuesday evening and okayed the board's authority to sign notes which are to be filed with FHA. Option of the land for the course, which is located a mile east of Whittemore, was picked up the following day, To Dedicate New Home Sunday, Historical Society More Than Inch An Algona woman, Dolores M. Lemkee, 34, sustained skinned knees and a bruised elbow in a two-car mishap here Monday at 5:07 p.m. when the accelerator on another vehicle jammed and hurtled that machine into the other. The mishap occurred on Nebraska street and driver of the other auto was Patricia L. Metzen, 33, Algona. Mrs. Metzen was backing out when the accelerator of her auto stuck, sending it backward into the eastbound Lemkee vehicle. Damage to each auto was estimated at $900 by city police who investigated. Mrs. Lemkee was treated by a local doctor and released. At 7:50 p.m. the same day, an auto driven by Bryce A.Samp- son, 18, Algona, sustained an estimated $250 damage and he was charged with a section of the law "roadways laned for traffic" section of the motor vehicle laws. The car driven by him and a pickup driven by Wayne D. Rogers, 28, Ft. Dodge, were both headed south on South Phillips street when the auto made a right turn from the inside lane into the path of the pickup, which was in the other land of the 2-lane highway. Damage to the pickup was estimated at $25 by police who investigated. Formal dedication of the new home of the Kossuth County Historical Society will take place Sunday afternoon, Sept. 17, with a program and open house at the new headquarters, the old American Legion building at South Dodge and Nebraska streets in Algona. Weather permitting, the dedication will take place in front of the building, said C. R. Schoby, president. Mrs. Wayne Keith is museum director. The building, incidentally, was built 100 years ago and was the first real school house built in Algona, and was moved to its present location in 1885 and became the home oftheG.A.R. chapter. In 1919 it became the American Legion hall. The dedication program will begin at 3:30 p. m. Angus Cotton is chairman of the event. L. Call Dickinson, grandson of Ambrose A. Call, Kossuth's first settler, will deliver the dedication address. Rev. Frank Harcey will give the dedication prayer. There will be recognition of descendants of pioneers who came to this county prior to 1857- 100 years ago. Since acquiring the property cash gifts totaling $627 have been received by the Society; there is still $2,400 owing on the building. Membership in the Society stands at 432. A synopsis of Kossuth County will be found, in the second section of this issue.. Of Rainfall Following a long dry spell, rain moved into this area Tuesday - and was still falling in spurts when the Upper Des Moines went to press Wednesday. High mark during the period was 82 degrees Sept. 7, while the low was 44, Sept, 9-10. Total rainfall registered was 1.08 inches. Here are the readings : DATE Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 H 82 80 L 52 58 R 70 44 .19" 70 78 44 49 75 57 — 61

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