The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 31, 1967 · Page 1
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The "FiRST-OM-HE-WEEK" Tabloid &lgona Upper JWotneg 2 Sections - 1C Tabloid - 4 Metro IflAC Entered as second class matter at the postol'fice at Algona. Iowa IBO» (505111. Nov. 1. 1032. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 83 Window Painting Results Bancroft-Ledyard School Merger Plan Is Blocked Grand prize winner in the annual Window Decorating Contest, sponsored here by the Lions Club, was Edward Kiilsholm, whose entry appeared 'on the front window at Saiter's Davis Paint store Saturday. His entry was in the 5th and 6th grade class. Getting second in that division were Carol Winkel and Cynthia Winter, Sheakley's; and third went to Peggy Dutton and Laura Laing at Sears. The 7th and 8th grade class was topped by Teresa Crowley and Joanne Poundstone at Carson's; with Barbara Cook and Phyllis Pentecost, Thuente's; and Debbie Specht and Diane Sheppard, Gambles, second and third, respectively. The work of the Misses Specht and Sheppard can be seen in the above montage at lower right. Special mention awards went to Ann Schutter and Cindy Merrynian, Mode '0 Day; and Linda Reynolds and Mary Lou Boudewyns, Keleher-McAdams. Other entries shown in the photos above include, upper left, Smoke Shop, Mary Straub and Rita Schiltz; upper right, Harrison's, Randy Ferden; and lower left, Bjustrom's, Walter Bradley. All of the artists are shown witli their work. There was only one entry in the high school division and no prize awarded. Prize winners received cash for their efforts, which were judged on the basis of originality, size, etc. (UDM Newsfotos) J. P. Hauptman Funeral Held Joseph P. (Bish) Hauptman, 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Hancock County Memorial Hospital, Britt. Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. Boughton Funeral Home was in charge. He was married to Clara Kelly Feb. 6, 1923, in Wesley and they farmed east of town. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jean Lickteig, Little Falls, Minn., and Mrs. Virgil (Ruth) Kunkel, Byron, Minn.; a son, Donald, Wesley; 21 grandchildren; a brother, Ed, Corwith; two sisters, Sophia Fritsch and Betty Hauptman, both of Wesley. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Maxine, in 1940, two sisters, Rose and Anne, and a brother, John. Memo To Advertisers October statements from the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. will be received shortly by our advertisers. They will Include a billing for 3 percent of the net advertising total for sales tax under the new state sales tax program. However, an injunction lias been issued by a district court judge prohibiting the state from collecting this tax money until a full hearing and court decision on the constitutionality of the tax is made, The temporary injunction DOES NOT, however, relieve the advertising media from the responsibility of collecting this tax, Our billing gives a specific amount of the sales tax on advertising. If the final court decision rules that the tax on advertising is invalid, each advertiser will get a sales tax refund from the Upper Des Moines, or application on account, as the advertiser may choose. If the ruling is in favor of the state tax, then it is already collected and we must collect it. We regret a situation Uie this, but have no alternative, and must abide by legal/state instructions iu the matter. At Ledyard School Is For Naught A break-in at the Ledyard Community School netted exactly nothing for thieves who entered the building Thursday night. The attempted theft was discovered by Supt. Gilbert DeBoer early Friday morning and reported to the sheriffs office here. The back door of the structure was pried open and entry gained. Once inside, however, the would- be thieves apparently got, frightened and fled without taking anything Bancroft school board has no specific plan of action for a future merger. It learned recently that a ruling blocking consolidation of Bancroft and Ledyard school districts has been upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court. Kossuth county board of education was told Wednesday night that the high court had upheld its 2-year-old decision to turn down a Bancroft-Ledyard merger plan. "I don't know what we will do," said R. S. Underkofler, Bancroft school board president, talking about the district's future plans. "Bancroft was carrying the appeal. With the court's decision, that's it," says G. E. DeBoer, Ledyard superintendent. Appeal of the Kossuth board's decision has been pending for about two years with the Supreme Court. Under Iowa law, all school districts must operate a high school or be attached to a district operating a higli school. Since Bancroft has no public high school, the Kossuth county board of education must attach it to some other school district. The situation will be discussed when the Kossutli board of education meets again after Thanksgiving, according to A. M. Quintard, Kossuth superintendent of schools. Time and date of the meeting will be announced and it will be open to the public. The Supreme Court's decision affects not only Bancroft and Ledyard school districts, but Grant, Ramsey and Greenwood townships. These townships have been sending students to Bancroft on a tuition basis. Emma Reimers Services Held Monday, Fenton FENTON - Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Reimers, 85, were held Monday, Oct. 30 at 2 p. m. in St. John's Lutheran church in Fenton, with Rev. Rex Spicer officiating, with burial in the Fenton Lutheran cemetery. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Clarence Yager, Jack Munch, Kenneth Johnson, Marlin Wegener, William Finnestad and James Voigt. Mrs. Reimers passed away Friday, Oct. 27, at Holy Family hospital in Estherville, where she had been a patient for several months. Emma Legenhausen, daughter of Henry and Dorothea, was born Dec. 21,1881, in Lotts Creek twp. She lived her entire life in the Fenton vicinity. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church and a charter member of St. John's Lutheran ladies aid. Her husband, Henry, preceded her in death in 1945. She is survived by two sons, R. H. Reimers of Denver, Colo., W. A. Reimers of Spencer and one daughter, Mrs. Arlo Ranney of Fenton. There are six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Wegener of Algona. Robert Blumer Of LuVerne Dies Suddenly LUVERNE - Robert Blumer, 71, well-known lifelong resident of this community, died suddenly at his home Sunday afternoon. Funeral services for Mr. Blumer will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lutheran church with Rev. Mueller officiating. Burial will be at the LuVerne cemetery and Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Six grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Blumer was born June 5, 1896. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Robert, Eagle Grove; Delaine, LuVerne; James, Ventura; and Joe, Ft. Dodge; three daughters, Mrs. Esther Collins, Livermore; Mrs. Eileen Moe- ding, LuVerne, and Mrs. Beverly Wilcox, Eagle Grove; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Nearly Inch Of Moisture Over Weekend 16 Registrations Of New Vehicles New car or truck registrations in Kossuth county went to the following last week: Chevrolets — Alma Gelhaus, Ledyard; Jerold J. Rowlet, Lakota; Wm. R. Carman, Algona; Robert Riedel, Algona. Fords - Richard D, Friets, Lakota; Eugene R. Gardner, Swea City; Herman J. nig, Bode. Plymouths - Daniel Inglett, Ledyard; Harold Wehrspann, Fenton. Pontiacs - Alfred Schultz, Algona; Walter Kubly, LuVerne. Chrysler - Perry Byam, Algona, Buick - Marion M. Egel, Algona, Oldsmobile - Cecil Williams, Algona. Dodge - pern Peterson, Swea City. CMC - Joe Bradley Equipment, Algona. Winnebago - Chuck Behr Trailer Sales, Algona. The week's weather in Kossuth county brought the first killing frost of the season and almost an inch of moisture in the form of both snow and rain. The temperature range as reported from KLGA follows: Date H L Pr. Oct. 25 44 36 .02 Oct. 26 36 25 Oct. 27 36 28 .13 Oct. 28 38 15 Oct. 29 42 32 46 Oct. 30 - 31 .52 Files Divorce A petition in equity, which asks for a divorce, was filed in district court here this week, with Lorraine Schoby, plaintiff, and Fred Schoby, Jr., defendant. She cli.-.n-es cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff also seeks custody and control of nine minor children,

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