The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 2, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 2, 1967
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North lowo'4 Best Grocery Buyi - Inside! &lgona Upper Be* jlotne* By RUSS WALLER We have been asked to insert a paragraph which might help save the life of youngsters, who in the family car or perhaps one of their own, have been in the habit of prowling at night around farm yards in the area... .sometimes they make no move to do any damage — at other times, farmers report, efforts have been made to steal gasoline, and once in a while they resort to vandalism . . . .one of these times some farmer is going to believe thieves are trying to steal grain or livestock in his farm lot and nearly all of them have guns in the house. . . .what might seem to be a relatively harmless prank could quickly become a tragedy. * * * Those who know Hugo Gade have reported that as fishermen come, his tales can be the tallest. . . .in the Fenton area, there is Herman Gade, a brother of Hugo's, who they tell us is equally a good fisherman, as he tells it.. . .last week the two of them got together and we'll bet THAT was something. * * * There is an unverified rumor afloat that for the holiday season of November and December the police dept. will add two auxiliary policemen, Ev Garbett and Al Huenhold, who will be assigned to supervising the city parking meters. * * * We like football, but in looking at the starting lineup for a neighboring Junior College, we were amazed to find that of the eleven starters, nine of them were from far away, including Ohio and New Jersey. . . .seems odd that the boys come this far to attend a Junior College 1 * * * ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algeria. Iowa iSOSlli. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 18i9 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1967 Two Sections — 20 Pages VOl 101 NO. 84 Area Towns Eye Election Contests Then there's the millionaire in Florida who filled his swimming pool with martinis. . . .said it makes it impossible to drown, since the deeper you sink, the higher you get. * * * Once in a while you get the feeling that our State Tax Commission is mad at everybody. * * * A thought has been expressed that while the forthcoming TV translator is welcome, etc., it still will bring in only the CBS network as set up at present. . . .and CBS happens to be the one network that we already are receiving nicely. . . .unless the translator development somehow or other can also add NBC and especially ABC to the programming, local area TV reception isn't going to be improved to any great extent. * * * Sports memo - Athletic Director Fritz Crisler of Michigan is retiring next January. . . .one of the several names mentioned as his possible successor is Forrest Evashevski, athletic director at Iowa. * * * If you had any hidden notions about a future trip to Venus, forget it. The new space probes describe Venus as a hot, inhospitable planet suspended in a cocoon of carbon dioxide. Temperatures range from 104 to 536 degrees Fahrenheit. . . .sounds like Florida, California or Hawaii are still better bets. * * * Now comes the man who says that hemp is still hemp, and the Iowa hemp is pretty poor smoking. . . .so are some of the cigarettes on the market. * * * Patient to doctor - "I keep dreaming I own a house with a swimming pool and a three-car garage." Doctor- "What's wrong with that?" Patient - "I only make $75 a week." * * * Famous Last Line - (Senator Charles Percy, Dl.): "What hypocrites we Americans are in going into other countries and telling other people how to live." Select Jurors For Nov. Term Of Court Here The November session of district court will open here Nov. 20 amid talk of the possibility that the district might lose one of its four judges. Jurors are to report Nov. 27, with Judge Richard W. Cooper, Storm Lake, presiding. A new Iowa law may result in loss of a judge. Under the law, the number of judges in each judicial district is determined by the population and case load in the district. The 14th judicial district, consisting of Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Clay, Palo Alto, Buena Vista, Pocahontas and Humboldt counties, has four judges, G.W. Stillman, Atgona, Joseph Hand, Emmetsburg, Murray S. Underwood, Spencer, and Richard W. Cooper, Storm Lake. Under the law, a total of seven judges could be removed. A report to the Iowa Supreme Court by the Judicial Department of the state shows two Iowa districts are entitled to an additional judge, while seven districts have one more than the case load tndpop- ulation warrant. This district used to have three judges, then under a state ruling a fourth was added. Final action on the matter of judges needed in each of the judicial districts in the state will apparently come later. Jurors selected for the November session include: Algona- David Anderson, Jean Bird, Alida Bradley, Don E rick- son, Violet Gerber, Arlene Gerdis, Mildred Harmon, John Love, Wm. Marshall, Margaret Potter and Dorothy Raney. Lakota - Irene Anderson, August Melz, Lillian Thilges and Doretta Wirtjes. Bancroft - Frances Antoine, William Bernhard, Mary Dixon, Albert Kahler, Agnes Merron and Katherine Rahe. Lone Rock - June Bierstedt and Curt Olson. Corwith- Lucy Brabec. Titonka - B. I. Buffington, Verne Rafdal and Wilbur Sexton. LuVerne - Ruby Christiansen, Donald Fett, Ollie Stoll and LeRoy Weber. Armstrong- KathrynErickson and Gladys Mart. Wesley - John Fiertsch, John Hauptman and Fern Paulson. Fenton-Wm. Householder and Wilfred Stoeber. Burt - Bert Johnson and Maxine Walker. West Bend - John Moser and Ruth McGuire. Ottosen-Car roll Olson. Swea City - Mildred Quam and Edgar Stohr. Buffalo Center - Andrew Risius. Whittemore - Dorothy Rosen- dalil, Elaine Wichtendahl and Norbert Zumach. Ledyard - Cunnegundes Sullivan. Licenses To Wed Three wedding licenses were issued this week at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson. They went to Allen Schultz and Anita Moritz; and Irvin Wirtjes and Sue Coyne, Oct. 26; and Norman Carlson and Mary Harms, Oct. 27. Annual Halloween Party Draws Hundreds Many Prizes To Youngsters For Costumes Hundreds of costumed youngsters and their parents were treated to a gala Halloween party Tuesday evening by the Algona Lions Club. The evening started with a parade led bytheGarrigan High School marching band and led to the Algona Athletic Field. The crowd indicated that the party was one of the largest ever held here. Joe Bradley, Jr., was the Lion chairman of the affair, which featured free refreshments, costume judging, games, prizes and a free snack to each contestant. Members of the Lions club supervised the activities throughout the evening. Costume judging was broken down into six categories, with three age divisions for each category. Winners who received certificates and prize money included: GHOSTS & WITCHES - Terry Maahs, Joan Burt, Judy Heider- scheidt, Debra Besch, Julie Haas, Wanita Haas, Kim Peterson, Carol Haahr, and Tom Carlson. HOBOES & TRAMPS - Mark Ferris, Donna Cook, Patty Buscher, Dicky Moe, Mark Bishop, Steve Winkel, Sara Chris- chilles, Terry Wilden, Jeff Rich and Larry Wilden. CLOWNS - Janet Hinken, Jean Cook, Jerry Buscher, Verletta Christian, Terry Buscher and Kim Thuente. COWBOYS & INDIANS-Katie Gilmore, Jim Gerdis, Julie Ann Thilges, Shelia Ludwig, Carol Puffer, Howard Haas, Tim Samp, Dean Bennett and Christy Elmore. SPACEMEN & UFO'S-Gregg Buscher, Todd Eller, Steven Voight, David Thorson, Kevin Nelson, David Sohn, Alan Olsen, Linda Cramer, and Jill Daman. MISCELLANEOUS - Patricia Watson, Debbie Nelson, Sara and Lori Snyder, Netalie Jane Hanson, Joan Skogstrom, Betsy Bangs, Kent Hopkins, Jack Burns, Billy Godden, Joan Frideres, Susan Myers, Tom Cogdall, Janet Smith, Cindy Sheakley, Terry Herbst, Deanna Rock, Debbie Long; Leila Sohn, Holly Haase, Cindy Frambach and Alice Bode. Grand Opening Friday, 'OraV New Store Here A new women's ready-to-wear store in Algona, Ora's, is celebrating its Grand Opening starting this Friday. The store, formerly Christensen's, was purchased recently by Ed and Ora Andersen, who also own and operate a store in Humboldt. The firm has been completely redecorated and refinished. Approximately 1,800 square feet have been decorated in a provincial setting in shades of gold, brassy brown, orange and green. Ora's features all new stock, seven fitting rooms, complete wall-to-wall carpeting, new fixtures, display cases and light fixtures. Designer for the new arrangement was Larry Weidt of Minneapolis. The Andersens have owned Ora's of Humboldt for the past five years. They have two children, Mrs. Roy Wiegert, Keokuk, and Steven, who is doing graduate work at Iowa State University in electrical engineering. Mr. Andersen is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is quite active in Boy Scout work - serving as vice president of the Prairie Gold district. Mr. and Mrs. Andersen are both from this part of the state, with the former's father managing the Humboldt Co-op Creamery for over 30 years. Algona was full of ghosts, witches, clowns, bums, etc. Tuesday night when the Lions Club held its annual Halloween Party at the old Athletic Park. The place was literally jammed with youngsters competing in various age groups and costume categories for awards. Hot chocolate, milk, cookies and coffee were served to young and old alike and games were also held for children in attendance. The photos above present only a sampling of what went on. The pictures at left and right were snapped as children in the youngest category were judged. Oliver Carlson, Lions Club member, can be seen in each photo, while Sheridan Cook, also a Lion, is visible in the photo at right as lie attempted to get the children to look at the birdie. The group in the center agreed to pose for a kind of family type picture. The party was certainly one of the most successful in the series. Joe Bradley, Jr., chairman, and his committee of Lions members were kept busy during the night as judging was not easy. (UDM Flashfotos) Ernest Ramus Funeral Held At LuVerne Ernest Edward Ramus, 80, life-long LuVerne resident, died at his home Saturday. Services were held Tuesday at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lu Verne, and burial was at LuVerne cemetery. Rev. R. T. Mueller officiated and Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Walter Ruger, William Hardcopf, Jack Guy, Herman Heinen, James Gilligan and Paul Maas. He was born Feb. 3, 1887 at LuVerne and married Martha Lau Feb. 10, 1909. Survivors besides his wife are two sons and two daughters, Ervin and Orville, Fort Dodge, and Mrs. Erwin (Helen) Hildman, Wesley, and Elizabeth Ramus, Luverne; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Pranksters Are Asked To Put Objects Back A quick check early Wednesday morning with police and sheriff s office officers showed that Halloween vandalism in this area was very minor. There were some instances of eggs and tomatoes being thrown at cars, shaving cream being sprayed on windows and other objects and the usual window soaping. Perhaps the most interesting incident occurred at the site of the former Robinault house, at the intersection of Moore and Nebraska streets, which is being torn down to make room for additional parking lot facilities. A half-dozen young men moved a number of barricades from the site and placed them elsewhere. However, their act was witnessed and the barricades were replaced under supervision of the police. Another young man took the bathroom stool from the house and planned to put it on State Divorce Granted A divorce was granted to George Larson from Rosella Larson in district court here Monday by Judge G. W. Still. man. There was no alimony or support stipulated in the decree. Case Is Filed One new case was filed in district court here this week. Plaintiffs, Violet M. Sorensen et al seek to be entitled to possession of real estate and ask that the rights of the defendant, Wesley Pirsig et al, be terminated. Titonka Host To County Career Day For Juniors High school juniors in the public schools of Kossuth county except Algona, plus juniors of Rake, Thompson, Armstrong, Lincoln- Central and Ringsted public schools will attend the Annual Career Day held this year in Titonka, Thursday, Nov. 2. Thirty-three occupations will be discussed with people engaged in these occupations. All juniors have chosen three fields of study and they will have the opportunity to discuss the occupations of their choice. Both professional and vocational fields will be available for study. This is the 12th annual Career Day sponsored by the schools of Kossuth county and the Kossuth county superintendent of schools. Dr. Ray Bryan of Iowa State University will be the keynote speaker and his topic will be ''Choosing a Career". v _ _ County O.K.'s New Ambulance Program The county board of supervisors during a session Wednesday morning decided to make payment to three ambulance set-ups in Kossuth besides the present one with the city of Algona. An immediate payment of $1,000 will be made to the towns of Titonka and Lu Verne and Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, with the former two also to receive a $50 per month payment each month thereafter, renewable each six months. The towns and Garry, as agents of the county, will charge $20 per call, plus 50 cents per mile and contracts will become effective upon filing with the State of Iowa and County Clerk Alma Pearson. A motion was passed instructing County Attorney Bing MacDonald to draw up contracts and serve notice on the Algona city council for a joint meeting of the council and the board of supervisors, with Dec. 27 set as the tentative date. The present contract between the county and city of Algona, which was okayed during the summer, provides for a $400 per month payment from the county to the city, not only for ambulance service, but also for emergency radio service. Payment to Titonka, LuVerne and Garry will be made by the county after proof is submitted that they are ready to operate a qualified ambulance service. Once they have established qualifications as of Jan. 1, they will be given the $50 monthly payment. Ambulance qualifications in the matter come from the state 20 New Ones Rolling Over The. Highways Twenty new vehicles were registered in Kossuth county in the last week, going to the following: Buick - Lyle Hirner, Wesley. Chevrolets -Norine Danielson, Swea City; Virginia Klein, Sexton; Duane Schmicking, Swea City; Albert Metzger, Lone Rock; David Sandell, Algona; Garrigan High, Algona; Dick Harringa, Titonka (pu). Dodges - John Bormann, Bode; Wayne Mann, Burt; Wayne Tietz, Algona. Rambler - Alfred Grill, Algona. Plymouths - Fritz Nielsen, Algona; Edward Bristow, LuVerne; Milton McVeigh, Algona. Fords - Universal Mfg. Co., Algona; Wm. J. Clark, Swea City; Richard Burt, Algona (pu); Check-R-Board, Bancroft, truck. CMC - Joe Bradley Equipment, Algona. Has Surgery Russell Medin, Whittemore, president of the Algona Community School board of education, underwent surgery Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Methodist hospital, Rochester, Minn. Mrs. Medin and their children visited him last Sunday and she reports that he was ambulatory at that time and that his condition is improving. She expects that he will be released from the hospital sometime early next week. Whittemore Couple Wed 50 Years Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kollasch of Whittemore observed their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 28. A high mass was celebrated on the occasion at St. Michael's church in Whittemore. Rev. J. J. Hyland officiated. A dinner followed at St. Michael's parish hall. One hundred guests were present. Mr. and Mrs. Kollasch were married at Whittemore, Oct. 24, 1917. They farmed in the Whittemore community for 45 years. The past five years they have been retired in' Whittemore. They are the parents of nine children and 32 grandchildren. (Glenn's Studio Photo) Nov./Date For Selection Of Officers Novemlter 7 is election day everywhere - and while persons ?oim; to the polls will not select a now president during tliis off- year race, mayors and councilmen will lx? seeking office in all communities. In Algona, Mayor Dill Finn and three councilman, Sheridan Cook, at-large; Jim Andreasen, second ward; and Dr. Kevin Nash, fourth ward, are all seeking re-election - and all are unopposed. Barring an unforeseen write- in campaign, a light vote may be expected here, normal when there are no contests for the posts being filled. When a minimum of candidates file, voters aren't usually too excited alxnit the outcome as most expect those candidates to be elected. BANCROFT - H. J. McNertney, attorney, is running unopposed for the office of mayor, while four incumbents and five others have filed for seats on the council. The number of candidates would indicate a large vote. Incumbents seeking re-election include Ed Marlow, Eugene Elsbecker, Homer McCarthy and George Kockler, while others filing for election are William Droessler, J. R. Kennedy, Arthur Welp, Sr., Walter Deitering and R. C. Fangman. Incumbent mayor, William R. Shoenhair, is not seeking re-election. A park board post will be filled by write- in votes. BURT - Plenty of activity is expected at the polls as five men are seeking two council posts. They are George Becker and Ed Frederickson, incumbents, Red Pettis, Claire Reutzel and Ray Dremmel. The latter three are newcomers in the council race. LEDYARD - All present town officers have filed for re-election, including Mayor Gus Simonsmeier and Councilmen Everett Thompson, Bernard Reilly, A. J. Kollasch, Harold Wentworth and LawrenceTernes. No other candidates filed petitions prior to the deadline. LUVERNE - Plenty of races here, as there are two candidates for the mayor's post and nine men seeking five council jobs. Paul Maass will oppose Mayor James Mallory for the top job, while Dennis Patterson, Dennis Holmes, Myron Hinz, Otto Lawson, Dale Zentner, John 0. Cox, Lowell Thomas, Harold (Dick) Miller and Henry Loerwald are seeking council posts. Verlalne Johnson is unopposed as treasurer. SWEA CITY - Three council terms expire here—and eight men are seeking to fill the posts indicating a heavy vote. The terms of Martin Dalil, Milton Greimann and Alfred Anderson are expiring. They have filed for reelection, as have A. E. Charlson, Robert Mortenson, Dennis Mittag, Maurice Kollasch and Jacob (Bud) Peterson. Gifford Smith is mayor and other councilmen are Don Martin and George Nelson. TITONKA - There's a mayor contest here, with Howard Andrews challenging incumbent Harold Gartner for the post. Incumbent councilmen who filed for re-election include John Hamilton, Alvin Honken, Richard Isebrand and John Miller. Alfred Redenius filed for the post held by John Isebrand, who is not a candidate for re-election. FENTON - Incumbent Mayor W. W. Jolley is not a candidate for re-election and there are two candidates for that post, Arnold Hansen and Marion Stucki. For the five seats on the town council there are only three candidates on the ticket, Roger Ulses, Marquis Saxton andLeroy Jacobsen. There will have to be two others elected by write-in, Pickup Rolls Near S-City A mishap, which resulted inan estimated $200 damage to a pickup truck, was reported to the sheriffs office here this week, Driver of the vehicle, Wayne J. Rock, 37, Swea City, escaped

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