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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 28, 1967
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Clear Pictures — More News — Largest Circulation ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as scrond class rruitUT ;il the rxistnfficc at AlKona. Inv. n (505111. Nov. 1. 1JI32. under Art ot Con err SS of Man-li 3. !«"'• Upper ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1967 Two Sections - 18 Paget VOl. 101 NO. 74 Make Or Break Year For One Of Oldest District Court Jury To _ __ •* • i • f^« f By RUSS WALLER A nice looking lady called to us from across the street Monday afternoon and asked if we didn't want two tickets to the chicken dinner to be given by the Methodist ladies of LuVerne... .we said OK. .. .then she half apologized, saying "Well Mr. Finn I'll have to bring them down to you because I don't have them with me at the moment." It turned out she had mistaken us for Mayor Finn.. .we got the identities straightened out, we'll get our two tickets, and we only hope she found Bill Finn so he got HIS two tickets. * * * We wish to pay a little tribute to the Marines in the White House we have long known and admired their valor and achievements in battle, but there are a couple of members of the Corps who are walking off with all the honors in sight around the White House, one to marry the President's daughter, the other to marry the President* s secretary. If LBJ wants to keep any of the female White House staff around him he better switch the guard, and bring in all married men. * * * We mentioned recently about H. D. Clapsaddle driving up from Florida to get his car checked locally, so in walked Duke Kinsey the other morning having also just arrived from Florida. . . .Duke was keeping pace with Horace he drove up to get a new set of tires from Bill Hilton, he said. . . . .the Kinseys who now live at North Palm Beach, will go from here, to Colorado where they are going to have a sort of family reunion, including deer hunting and trout fishing, with the family assembling from the west coast and Florida and all points in.between. * * * Don Bormann of Lu Verne endured rough going defending the Twins as they struggled around at the bottom of the first division earlier in the race. But now he's wearing his Twins baseball cap down there all the time - "just to show those Yankee fans in LuVerne" is the way he puts it. * * * Ed Priebe, Fenton resident, ran a want ad offering his TV antenna for sale, and sold it quickly. With cable TV, who needs an antenna in Fenton strange part of it is that all of a sudden other folks woke up to the fact that there must be a lot of antennas for sale in Fenton, and half a dozen others have been sold to inquiring parties — without the need of any want adsl * * * It was a nice gesture to entertain the officials of the Lakes Community College here last week, and the Industrial Development Committee wins an "E" for effort. . . .but the next day the directors of the college announced that by a 4-3 vote they were placing the vocational division of the new institution in' Emmetsburg. . . .Algona, unfortunately, happens to be on the outer edge of the new Area HI college, so Estherville will get the academic unit, Emmetsburg the vocational. * * * A news story reports that Iowa Attorney General Richard Turner has sold his home in Council Bluffs and bought one in West Des Moines, where his family will move. . , ."Turner says he will continue to vote in Council Bluffs, however" the news story continues. How come? We thought you had to vote where you lived. * * * A medical student tells us that in one class, a lecturer told oi a patient who limped, because one leg was broken and set so that it mended shorter than the other. "What would you do inasituation like that?" he asked one student. The student was right there with his answer: "Pd probably limp too," he replied. * * * Then there's the 98-year-old man who, when asked to what he attributed his longevity, replied "I never wasted my energy resisting temptation," * * * Famous Last Line-Every time I pay another new tax I wish the Indians had fought harder. United Fund Seen Here Residents Dies Here Tuesday The ninth annual United Fund of Algona drive for funds is slated to get underway Oct. 2, according to Pudge Miller, president, and Harry Greenberg, vice president and drive chairman. Ward captains, who will be active during the residential canvass, include Dorothy Muckey, first; Julie Hayes, Janie Smith and Sue Anderson, second; Norma Johnson and Shirley Kleingartner, third; and Maxine Clegg and Helen Gielenfeld, fourth. First up is the commercial, industrial and advance drive slated to be held Oct. Z-14, followed by the house-to-house residential canvass Oct. 16-28. The goal this year, $16,000, is the largest since the drives first began in Algona. A small surplus built up during the first few years has been used up. Due to increased asking by the many organizations that benefit from the funds, the goal this year is nearly $1,000 larger than in 1966. Collections during the drive sin recent years have not equalled goals, although each year the drive is considered quite successful. This year, 1967, (at which time funds are raised for 1968 budgets) could be the most important since United Fund first started here. Too much of a shortage would mean organizations which receive support from these funds will have to conduct their own individual drives - thereby defeating the idea of United Fund. One big aim of United Fund is the one-shot drive, as compared with as many as 14 or more in years before 1959 here. According to Mr. Miller, response to a recent survey letter, sent to commercial and advance donors, was heartwarming — and a similar response from the working people here during the commercial and residential drives will assure a successful campaign. It is apparent that citizens living here, who benefit from the funds raised each October, will determine the future of United Fund. Lack of enough contributions to reach the goal could mean a return to the merry-go- round of drives which used to prevail. PLAN KICK-OFF Harry Greenberg, United Fund Campaign chairman, announced Wednesday that the kick-off on the first phase of the 1968 drive would take place Oct. 2. The following captains have been named for the various categories of this first phase: Al Agena, Dick Ringsdorf, Elgin Allen, Dave Shumway, Dr. Jack Clapsaddle, Pudge Miller Jim Kolp. A kick-off breakfast will l>e held at the Johnson House at 7:45 a. m. Oct. 2 for the above captains and workers. All establishments will be canvassed at that time. Advance gifts will be received, and all employees in those establishments will be given the opportunity to make their pledges. If their pledges are made, they will be given a green card to take home to be presented to the house-to-house canvassers when they make their canvass at a later date. The thermometer will be installed at the corner of State and Dodge as in the past. Progress of the drive can be seen as the temperature goes up - to the breaking point. P. C. Haynes, 87, Services, Burial Tuesday, Wesley Funeral services for Pearly C. Haynes, 87, of Wesley, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Boughton Funeral Home in Britt, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Wesley. Rev. Frank Considine officiated. Mr. Haynes succumbed to a lengthy illness Sunday at the Britt hospital. Mrs. Haynes is also a patient at the hospital. Mr. Haynes was born Feb. 20, 1880, in Peoria, HI., a son of Lewis and Lucretia Haynes. He had been a resident of Wesley for many years, and he and Mrs. Haynes were parents, of two,. sons and five daughters living. They are Harley of Ft. Worth, Texas; Erwin, Fairfield, Iowa; Evelyn Saunche and Martha Nadelhoffer, both of Eau Claire, Wise.; Irene Howard, Shenandoah; Arlene Hood, Algona, and Donna Garner of Carlsbad, Calif. There are also ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren surviving. Open Houses Open houses for parents are being held at the three public grade schools here this week. One at Bryant Monday night was the first on the docket, followed by others at Lucia Wallace and Bertha Godfrey. Parents visit the rooms of their children and have a chance for coffee and cookies during the annual events. Silver Wedding Oct. 1 Mr. and Mrs, Everett Steven, above, will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 1, with an open house at the First Methodist Church from 2-4 p.m. Hosts for the occasion will be their children: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kiess, Charles City; Richard, Germany; and Craig, at home. No invitations are being sent. All friends and relatives are cordially invited. One of Algona's oldest residents, Mrs. Maria (Mary) Zit- tritsch, 9H, died about 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ann hospital. Funeral arrangements were pending for her at Hamilton Funeral Home here when the Upper Des Moines went to press. Rites will be held at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. She was born in Austria Dec. 28, 1871 and married Antone Zittritsch, who preceded her in death. Survivors include the following children: Elizabeth (Mrs. Hugh Post) and Theresa (Mrs. Elmer Kelley), Algona; Helen, Gardena, Calif.; Tony, Algona; Mathew, Aurora, Colo.; Ted, Detroit, Mich.; and Kate (Mrs. Glen McMurray), Glendale, Calif. Break-In Here; $17 In Change Is Stolen Thieves broke into the Kajewski Champlin station here sometime during the night Monday and got away with $17 in change from the cash register. Entrance was gained through a back window. The pane of glass, 12 x 18 inches, was broken out and someone then crawled through into the station. The change was in nickels, dimes and quarters. Local police were called and are investigating the theft. Bancroft Man Passes; Rites Are Friday Funeral services for Henry John Rustemier, longtime Bancroft farmer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church, Bancroft. Burial will follow at the St. John's Cemetery with Garry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Rustemier, 67, died of a heart attack at his home Tuesday morning. He was born Dec. 6, 1899 in New Berlin, 111. His family moved to Bancroft when he was a small boy. Surviving are his wife Veronica; three sons, Dennis of Bancroft, Paul of Palitine, '111., and John, in the Navy stationed in San Francisco; and three daughters, Mary Ann Cody of Burt, Phyllis Savage and Jean Konalinka of Ft. Dodge. Also surviving are a brother, William, and a sister, Mrs. Wilbur Fox, both of Bancroft. A Rosary will be said for Mr. Rustemier Thursday evening at the Garry Funeral Home. Mr. Rustemier was a longtime member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. George Hix Of Titonka Dies Tuesday George Andrew Hix, 86, Titonka, died Tuesday morning at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Britt. Services were held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at Doan Methodist Church, Titonka, with Rev. Paul Hansen officiating. Interment will be in Buffalo Twp. cemetery and Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Victor Fitch, Mrs. Hazel Ruse and Mrs. Edward Harms, all of Titonka; one son, Arthur, Sexton; two sisters, Mrs. Ole Frendahl, Algona, and Mrs. Robert Walcott, Riverside, Cal.; one brother, Charles Hix, Gordon, Nebr.; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death in 1965 as well as his parents, four sisters and two brothers. Fractures Arm ST. JOE - John Wagner fractured his left arm Saturday evening in a fall. He is employed with the Reding*s Gravel and Excavating, Algona. Report Monday, Oct. 2 _»«_ Several Pleas Band Festival Coming Up Hear(j Thjs Week By Judge One of the feature attractions at the 19th annual Kossuth Band Festival, which will be held here Saturday, Oct. 7, will be an appearance of one of the top twirlers in the nation, Renee Stuedemann of Clinton, shown here. Miss Stuedemann, now a freshman at Iowa State University, Ames, is a national champion. She is from Clinton. Another top troop slated for an appearance is the Decorah Kilties Junior Drum and Bugle Corps, with all members ranging in age from 7 to 14 years. The group has gained fame for its precision marching and music. A complete, but tentative, program for the Festival was released this week by Bill Steele, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce - and there are several time changes this year. The parade, which actually kicks off the event and normally started at 10 a. m., will begin one-half hour later this year. It will be formed at the intersection of East State and Colby streets and proceed west on State. There will be a luncheon for all visiting band members and for bandmasters, their wives and queen candidates before the afternoon program opens with a marching band demonstration on State street at 2:15 p. m. There will be a sock hop for band members at the high school gym from 2-4 p. m., free movies for band members at noon and 2 p. m. at the Algona Theatre and a concert at the courthouse at 2:30 p. m. At 2:45 p. m., Queens will be introduced by Mayor Bill Finn at the courthouse. Another marching band demonstration follows on State street at 3:05 p. m. The evening program at the new high school football field will begin at 5 p. m., also a new time- earlier so buses carrying bands can make the trip home partially in daylight. Master of ceremonies for the program will be Earl Lierley, president of the Chamber of Commerce and there will be introduction of Queens; the Star Spangled Banner by the Garrigan band; a twirling demonstration by Miss Stuedemann; a performance by the Kilties; massed band'numbers; crowning of the 1968 Festival Queen by Charlotte Lappe, Burt, the 1967 Queen; and a final massed band number. A total of 20 bands have already indicated they will appear during the Festival. Included are*Burt, Sentral, Ringsted, Swea City, Ledyard, Corwith-Wesley, Lakota, Woden-Crystal Lake, Titonka, St. John's, West Bend, LuVerne, Twin Rivers, Boone Valley, Goldfield, Kanawha, Britt, Algona junior and senior and Garrigan. Committee members planning the Festival include Mr. Lierley, Russ Guster, Norbert Rezac, Bud Anderson and Dave Reab. Hold Funeral For Sunday Auto Victim Funeral services for David Heneman, 7, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Open Bible Church in Swea City. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Heneman, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Holy Family Hospital at Estherville, after being struck at 2:35 p.m. on Highway 9, four miles west of Swea City, near the Heneman home. The boy died of head and chest injuries, the sixth fatality on Kossuth roads during 1967. Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated the accident. David was a second grader at Swea City elementary school. He was reported on the way to vist a friend at the time of the accident. His father has been handicapped since being injured in a car accident some years ago. Seven Fined In Mayor's Court Here Seven persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week following preliminary hearings of a variety of matters. Dennis J. Besch, Whittemore, was fined $50, possession of beer by a minor; and $15, unlawful use of license; Robert G. Faber, Algona, $15, careless driving; Charles R. Deibler, Algona, $10, failing to enter a highway safely; Bryce A. Sampson, Algona, $10, improper lane changing; William C. Hassel, Fenton,$10, improper passing; Victoria J. Siemer, Lu Verne, $10, failing to hav • control; and Jon M. Diem, Algona, $15, improper mufflers. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. 55th Anniversary ST. JOE - Mr. and Mrs. K.L. Kohlhaas observed their 55th wedding anniversary on Sunday with a smorgasbord dinner at Kropfs Cafe in Bode at noon followed by a social afternoon at the Kohlhaas home with 85 relatives attending. Fire Destroys Barn, Hogs At Buffalo Center A pile of ashes is all that remained Monday of a barn, 30 head of hogs and a season's crop of baled hay on the LaVerne Brew farm 7 1/2 miles southeast of Buffalo Center. Mrs. Brew saw smoke coming from the barn Saturday and called Buffalo Center firemen at 2:15 p.m., but the fire was beyond control when they arrived at the scene. Firemen devoted their efforts to watering down a nearby corncrib and it was saved. They made an attempt to save the hogs which were on the ground floor of the frame building, but the animals were already burning. There was no estimate of the loss and cause of the fire was undetermined. The Brews said they have insurance. Firemen were at the farm for about an hour and 15 minutes. Assignment of cases was completed during the week for the current term of district court, which opened with Judge Murray S. Underwood of Spencer presiding Monday. A total of 41 cases were listed. Two guilty pleas were taken this week, both on OMVI counts. Both men, Robert R. Schwidder and Thomas A. Murray, were fined $300 and costs, with appeal bond set at $500 in each case. Petit jurors are to report for possible duty Oct. 2, the day the first jury trial is slated. It is not known for sure which case will be first on the docket. Some pre-trial conferences were held before the current term got underway and many criminal cases have already been continued. The grand jury will not report during this term as there are no matters needing their attention. The complete assignment includes the following cases: Equity - Tietz vs. Caquelin; Interstate Diesel vs. Thompson; Hayes vs. St. John; Faber vs. Faber; Steussy vs. Columbia Hall Assn.; Stalder vs. Kiecker et al; Doughan vs. Gardner; Kooyman vs. Bronson; Stone vs. Skweres; Lieberman's la. Record vs. Zit- tritsch; Perkins vs. Ackerman; Mullen vs. Kooyman; Chantland vs. Chantland; Thllges vs. Thilges; Berninghaus vs. Berninghaus; Hentges vs. Zentner; and Peter Rolling Conservatorship. Jury, Criminal - State vs. Robert K. Miner; State vs. Virgil J. Jennings; State vs. William J. Leininger; State vs. Dale A. Doughan; State vs. Walter D. Crahan; State vs. Robert M. Schwidder; State vs. Richard R. Sarchet; State vs. Duane E. Clark; State vs. Lawrence H. Hickey; and State vs. Jerry Parsons. Jury, Civil - Irelan vs. Will; Hasse vs. Krantz; Sharp vs. Harmon; Davis vs. Baldwin; Davis vs. Meyer; Briggs vs. Farnham (2); Schwartzbaugh vs. Heidenwith; Canaday vs. Schade; Cowan vs. Schade; Edgington vs. Origer; Antoine vs. State Conservation Commission; Christ vs. State Conservation Commission; and Meyer vs. Spencer. GUILTY PLEA An Algonan, Jerry Parsons, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of false drawing and uttering of a bank check here Monday. Sentencing will be at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9. Another man, George G. Dale, was charged with false drawing and uttering of a check. The check was passed at Dunn's June 10, 1967. The names of 75 Kossuth county residents have been drawn for possible petit jury duty during the September term of court, according to County Clerk Alma Pearson. The September term will convene in Algona on Monday, Sept., 25. The jurors who are to report on Oct. 2, next Monday, are: ALGONA - Clara Amesbury, J. P. Asa, Mary Bestenlehner, Joe Buscher, Bernard Dahlhauser, Gladys Eisenbarth, James Hoffman, Floyd Holt, Dolores Hopkins, Mabel Hutzell, Wilma Kinden, Mary Ann Knecht, Harriet Ludwig, Dorothy Muckey, Theresa Mueller, Norma Paetz, Donna Roethler, Tom Sampson and A, F. Van Buren, BANCROFT - Ella Bernhard, Frank Cogley, Raymond Gardner, Ernie Shillington, Robert Vaske. ELMORE, MINN. - Leonard Anderson and Marion Eichhorn, WONKA- Alfred Baade, Pick Gerdis and Russell Krominga, OTTOSEN - Clarence Bauer. BUFFALO CENTER - Dolores. Rode, Ray Bierle and Harold Kettwick. SWEA CJTY - Darrel Bishop, Berniece Hurtburt, Abbo Ueia, Floyd Montgomery, Mrs. August Robinson and Lorraine Work, (Continued on Page 5)

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