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North Iowa's Best Grocery Buys - Inside ! Slgona Upper Be* jflotne* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entcn-rl .is st-cnnd class matter at tin.' pustolflcc at Algnnn. Town i50511'. Nov. 1. I!i32. under Act ot C'MiBrcss o! March 3. 187!' ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1967 Two Sections - 18 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 86 BY RUSS WALLER Comment on TV reception as it will concern the forthcoming translator installation in Algona has brought additional information. There is no bar for other stations and other networks to use the translator tower to be erected here, provided they pay an equal cost share . . . matters regulated by the F.C.C. It would seem to us that efforts should be made to get an NBC and an ABC (especially the latter) member to become part of the translator set-up here. * * * Those who succeeded in getting KGLO-TV of Mason City to agree to erect a translator here, did the work on their own as a community effort. But it appears unlikely that the same group will give the same time and effort in endeavoring to get two other network stations. And that, perhaps, is where the city itself might enter the picture. From an official source, carrying a certain amount of civic authority, efforts should be made to get an NBC and ABC station tied into the translator. A government is presumed to be responsive to the desires of the public. But in the top echelons of our federal government there is an extreme lack of response to growing opposition to pursuit of the war in Vietnam, and a refusal to analyze the reasons for opposition. University of Iowa students demonstrating against the war is one example, and not particularly the best one. They have a right to dissent, but not use of the tactics that resulted. Much less publicized was the return to the government of an Air Medal, won by a former Navy pilot, who had the fortitude to state that it was being returned because he had "misgivings" about the war. He also said that "adding my voice as a veteran will be taken a lot more seriously than those people trying to dodge the draft." * * * The growing dissent is not confined to students, here and there. It permeates the halls of Congress. Political affiliation has nothing to do with it. Despite questions from respected, sound sources, we seem determined to make matters worse. This is exactly opposite from the fundamental point of government being "responsive to the desires of the public." Who does want this war ? * * * Only Congress can declare war; even FDR went before Congress after the direct attack on Pearl Harbor and asked for a declaration of war. The fact that our participation in Vietnam is so cloudy, based on permission for naval vessels to fight back if attacked in the Gulf of Tonken resolution, is one basis for dissent-. The legality is challenged. There is also the moral issue, the fact that we have landed in the middle of a civil war between Vietnamese factions. Now, of course, the Chinese bogey man IB being used as a defense of bur participation. * * * There is an interesting development in San Francisco. There, on Nov. 7, in a city election, the voters will be given a ballot on which they vote "Yes" or "No" on the proposition: "Shall there be an immediate cease-fire and withdrawal of troops from Vietnam so that the Vietnamese people can solve their own problems f The outcome will be interesting; it is the first time in our history that any segment of the people themselves have ever had a direct chance to express an opinion on a war. * * * And with mention of San Francisco, your correspondent will be in that area when this is printed. Not for a visit to Hippie* Land, but to offer any help possible to an 87-year-old aunt, recuperating from a fractured hip, with rest home problems on the agenda. Light Vote Dominates Elections Name Advisory Board For St. Ann Hospital Here Damage Suits, Note Matters St. Ann Hospital held an organizational meeting of the Lay Advisory Board Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Dick Everds was elected president of the board; Earl Lierley, vice president; and Paul M. Seeley, secretary-treasurer. Other members serving on the board are Nat S. Bangs, Jr., Charles Hinken, Algona; Clarence Bormann, Bode; Joseph Besch and Martin Zimmerman, Whittemore; Raphael Montag and William McGuire, West Bend; and H. E. Rachut, Burt. The purpose and function of the Advisory Board is to counsel the hospital administrator in matters concerning relationships between the hospital and the community, the improvement of hospital services and to advise and assist the administrator in all matters presented for their consideration. An honorary board was also provided for in the by-laws. Honorary members are to be selected on the basis of their past contribution to and continuing interest in St. Ann Hospital. Members appointed to this board are M. Joseph Bradley, Mayor William J. Finn, Rev. Cecil H. Friedmann, Harry L. Greenberg, William Steele, Luke Linnan, Rev. Frank B. Harcey and Msgr. P. P. Gearen. The meeting also included discussion of future plans for St. Ann Hospital and a report of the progress of the campaign. As of Nov. 1, the total amount subscribed to the St. Ann Hospital Campaign Improvement Fund was $227,350.18. The actual cash received was $59,998.89. A total of 1,036 pledges had been made. During the course of the formal campaign which ended Oct. 2, pledges totaled $196,107.19. At that time, cash receipts were $50,539.68. Expenses for the campaign amount to $8,467.04, or less than four percent of the amount of the pledges. This is remarkably low. The campaign was extremely successful. Sister M. Dolores, Hospital Administrator, commented, "We are delighted and overwhelmed with the outcome of the campaign at this time. It is encouraging and a real indication of the enthusiasm and support of the people of this community for St. Ann Hospital." Algona Man's Brother Dies; Funeral Held Peter Weydert, 72, Clear Lake, brother of John Weydert, Algona, died Saturday evening at a Rochester, Minn, hospital where he had been a patient the past two weeks. Funeral services were held for him at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Clear Lake, with Rev. Thomas McAndrew officiating. Burial was at the cemetery there. Peter Weydert was born Nov. 29, 1895 at St. Joe, the son of Nicholas and Susan Weydert. Mr. Weydert is survived by his wife, Justine; two sons, Marvin, Mason City, and Simon, Rockwell; four daughters, Mrs. Lester (Pauline) Quinn, Brandon, Minn.; Mrs. Joseph (Grace) Jones, Clear Lake; Mrs. James (Barbara) Chisholm, Osage; and Mrs. Francis (Jacqueline) Quinn, Ventura; 30 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Michael, New Richland, Minn.; John, Algona; and Leo, Adams, Minn. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Peggy Jones, in August. * Mr. Weydert farmed south of Ventura 23 years until his retirement in 1961, when they moved to Clear Lake. Dump On Fire Algona firemen were called to the city dump to extinguish a fire about 10 p.m. Monday. Filed Here Five new cases were filed in district court here this week, including a pair of damage suits and three asking for payment of notes and accounts. Harold Wehrspann et al, plaintiffs, seek a total of $5,754.98 for injuries and $1,787.50 for damage to an auto as the re suit of a car-tractor mishap near Fenton Aug. 3 this year. The plaintiffs allege the defendant, Willie Kruse, had inadequate lighting on his tractor and as a result an auto driven by Mr. Wehrspann's daughter struck the vehicle. Rex Liu, plaintiff, is seeking $2,488.44 from U-Haul Co., defendant, for damages to his auto and property, the result of a mishap near Humboldt March 7,1967. The plaintiff alleges he had his personal property loaded in a trailer owned by the defendant and was headed from LuVerne to Wichita, Kans. The trailer axle apparently broke, causing the car and trailer to be thrown into a ditch. Paul E/Richardson, plaintiff, is asking $513.37 from A. D. and Irma Crawford, defendants, the amount he claims is due for an oral contract for a painting job completed Aug. 9, 1966. A mechanic's lien was filed earlier in the matter. Victor Rochleau, plaintiff, asks $1,975.33 in settlement of a promissory note from Eugene and Gloria R. Rochleau, defendants, and Albin Schneider, plaintiff, seeks $390 from Dean Gunsallus et al, defendants, for settlement of a note. Ettena Bruns Of Titonka Dies Tuesday PORTLAND - Miss Ettena Bruns, 76, life-long Titonka resident, died at Britt hospital Tuesday. Services will be held Friday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at Ramsey Reformed Church, Titonka, with Rev. John Janssen officiating. Burial will be at Ramsey Reformed cemetery and Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Miss Bruns was born March 28, 1891 at Titonka, the daughter of Onno and Mary Bruns. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hans Beenken, Britt, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. JayCees Plan Xmas Party; Need Toys A new member of the Algona JayCees, Robert Cramer, volunteered to be chairman of the club's annual Christmas Party for under-privileged children'at a recent meeting and several churches have volunteered to collect toys for the affair. Anyone having toys to donate should call Mr. Cramer or Les Foxhoven, club president. They would like to have all toys turned in by Dec. 8. During the same meeting, club members discussed promotion of future pass, punt and kick contests, decided to donate $25 to the United Fund of Algona. Demo Meeting The Young Democrats will hold a meeting Friday at 8 p. m. ,in the assembly room at the court house. Annual Banquet Slated For Algona Group The annual Algona Industrial Development Corp. Banquet will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Algona Country Club. This is also the annual stockholders meeting. President Bill Conn will be master of ceremonies for the evening. New directors and officers will be introduced. The speaker will be Larry Heeren, industrial development planner for Northern Natural Gas Company of Omaha. His speech will be relative to 1 industrial development. Representatives of the Iowa Development Commission and men from the industrial departments of both the Northwestern and the Milwaukee railroads have been invited to attend. Veterans Day Program For Nov. 9 Planned Hagg-Turner Post No. 90 of the American Legion will sponsor a Veterans Day program in the Veterans Memorial building at 8:30 p. m., Thursday, Nov. 9. This is open to the public and everyone is invited and urged to attend. Anyone desiring to attend and does not have transportation call 295-3257 anytime after 3 p. m. and a ride will be furnished. On Friday, Nov. 10, aprogram will be presented to the Algona High School at 12:30 p. m. and to the Garrigan High School at 1:50 p. m., Nels Anderson, commander, stated. Lt. Colonel William Batt has consented to give the address at all of these events. There will also be a film entitled "Communist Conquest" which was obtained from National Headquarters of the American Legion. Hagg-Turner Post also urges everyone to fly their flag on Saturday, Nov. 11. Grand Opening Set Friday By Local Ass'n. DICK WARDELL The Algona branch office of the Production Credit Association is celebrating a grand opening this Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 716 South Phillips Street. Dick Warden, a native of Blair, Nebraska, and graduate of the University of Nebraska, is the PCA field office manager. Mrs. Nancy Blanchard of Lone Rock is the field office clerk. The Algona off ice will serve all of Kossuth and the eastern portion of Emmet counties in its line of work. Full details of the grand opening are in this issue of the Upper Des Moines. County Meeting The Kossuth county units of the American Legion Auxiliary will hold their quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Legion hall in Wesley. Mrs. Elmer McDonnan, eighth district president, plans to attend. Ello Rahn Of Lone Rock Is Gun Victim Ello Rahn, 80, Lone Hock, was found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at his home at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garry Funeral Home in Bancroft. Mr. Rahn was found by Arnold Hainzinger of Fenton, who had gone to visit him. Hainzinger called Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Dr. T. J. Egan of Bancroft, acting medical officer, was called to the scene and ruled the death a suicide. The weapon used was a .22 rifle, according to Hainzinger. Mr. Rahn had been hospitalized and had been a patient at Valley Vue Nursing Home in Armstrong. He returned home Saturday, where he lived alone. Rahn had been depressed, Hainzinger said. Mr. Rahn was born at Lone Rock Oct. 1, 1887. His wife died several years ago. A daughter, Marie of Chariton, survives. Burial was at Fenton township cemetery, with military services by Lone Rock American Legion Post. Give Deadlines For Mailing Yule Parcels Postmaster Ed Farrell of Algona today issued a reminder list of mailing dates for Christmas gifts and parcels. The Algona postal official said that these are final deadlines suggested by the Post Office Department to make sure that all mail is delivered on time. "If the public mails on or before these suggested deadlines," Mr. Farrell explained, "there will not be a last minute jam-up in the mail stream caused by a massive influx of mail. We are asking that the public cooperate by shopping early, mailing early and using ZIP Codes to encourage the most efficient Christmas postal operation ever." The Postmaster noted that special attention will again be placed on the delivery of mail to servicemen in Vietnam and the surrounding area, and encouraged the use of APOandFPO numbers on all overseas military mail. The deadlines for mail to members of the Armed Forces abroad are: Gifts weighing more than five pounds sent by surface postage rates—November 11. Gifts five pounds or less, plus letters and greeting cards sent at surface rates (these go by air on a space available basis) - December 1. Air Mail gifts and greetings December 11. Deadlines for domestic military and civilian mail are: Domestic Surface mail to distant states- December 4; greeting cards to distant states - December 10; gifts and greeting cards to nearby states-December 13. > Domestic Air Mail gifts and greeting cards - December 19 Deadline for overseas civilian mail is November 15. Overseas Air Mail deadline to remote areas off the main air routes is December 1, areas on heavily traveled air routes-December 10. Flight Training John Kain, Algona, is one of 11 Army Reserve Officer students at South Dakota State U., Brookings, enrolled in a flight training program. Graduation from the program, which includes 36-1/2 hours of flight training, often leads to aviation opportunities with the U. S. Army. Reigned A t Sentral Jill Blanchard, left, and Robert Krause reigned as Queen and King, respectively, during Sentral High School's Homecoming recently. Only blot on the festivities was a loss by the Satellites, their only one of the season, in the final game. Other candidates for King and Queen were Terry Brekke and Renee Hantelman, Owen Kerber and Susan Blanchard and Randy Bierle and Sandra Seegebarth. Jean Germann and Jim Geit/^nauer were junior attendants, Diane Uthof and Mark Voigt, sophomore attendants, and Debra Bierle and Lee Dreyer, freshman attendants. (Sentral Beep Photo) Board Approves High School Plan May Let Bids In March For Large Building The board of education of the Algona Community School district in their meeting Monday evening approved a tentative floor plan and site orientation for the 4-year high school to be built on the new site at the southeast edge of the city. The board authorized Cliff Prall, architect, to proceed with the schematic design and the design development stage of the new school. Mr. Prall met with the board. Also attending, in addition to the board, was Elgin Allen, who assisted in the discussion, especially with reference to particular needs of staff and students. Proposal is that the school be placed at an angle, parallel to the present football field, with the main opening at the northeast. This will offer maximum usage of the building site. The building will entail approximately 103,000 square feet of floor space and will have three roof levels. Highest part of the building will be the gymnasium, which will include a proposed net seating of 2,088 seats. Proposed is 648 in balcony seating, two banks of seating on the ground floor, with about 720 on each side of the ground floor. Tentative cost estimate for the building is $1,650,000, allowing for some increase in construction costs over the past year. Date for the next conference with Mr. Prall and the school administrative staff was set for Dec. 1 4. At that time, further plans will be considered, preparatory to drawing the final blueprints and specifications. Tentative contract-letting date is early 1 in March, 1968, with completion of construction hoped for in 1970. Present plans call for 32 teaching stations. At the southwest would be the academic classes, with the northeast part to house the gymnasium and vocational rooms. A 55-foot separation between the two areas would house the cafeteria and a commons library-study hall complex. Seating for the school lunch participants is estimated at 250, with additional seating for public functions. Locker space is to be about 625 to 650. Approximately 100 persons will be able to be seated in the multi-purpose ensemble room, which will be used for music, speech and dramatics. Plays and concerts will take place in the present high school auditorium until expansion plans allow for construction of the theatre at the new school. It should be emphasized that room for future expansion of many areas, including class rooms and special areas of education is included in the plans. A display of the tentative floor plans for the proposed new building will be available to the general public at the junior-senior high school open house, which will take place next Wednesday evening, Nov. 15 at 7:30 in the high school auditorium. The general public, as well as parents of junior-senior high students, is invited to this meeting. A't the close of the general meeting in the auditorium, the various departments of the school will be opened for informal visitation between teachers and parents and the public. A coffee hour will take place at the Annex from 8:45 to 9:15 p. m. The school board accepted the resignation of Mrs. Marianne Chalstrom and approved a contract for Mrs. Phyllis George to replace her in the instruction of grade 4 at Lucia Wallace school. Also approved was the appointment of Steven King as assistant to Art Olson in the junior high boys' basketball program for the current sports season. Mr. King instructs junior-high social studies. Discussed was the possibility of cooperation with the Iowa Lakes Community College in developing an adult education program for completing high school graduation requirements. This would involve the use of present facilities for night classes for such a group. Any adults interested in this program should contact the office of A. M. Quintard, county superintendent of schools. More details will be available at a later date. The next business meeting of the board was set for Nov. 21. Only 167 Cast Ballots In Algona Wards Only once before in history has Algona recorded a lighter vote than took place Tuesday. Total city-wide vote was 167. In a measure of confidence and approval, incumbent Mayor William J. Finn received a total of 1G7 votes. As to wards, the vote for mayor was 53 in 1st ward, 42 in 2nd ward, 32 in 3rd ward, and 40 in 4th ward. Sheridan Cook, incumbent, councilman-at-large, received a total of 160 votes, with 52 in 1st ward, 39 in 2nd ward, 29 in 3rd ward, and 40 in 4th ward. James Andreasen, incumbent, running for 2nd ward councilman, received 39 votes. Dr. Kevin Nash, recently appointed to the council from the 4th ward, received 40 votes for his reelection. James Kolp, incumbent, received a total of 161 votes for his re-election. Votes were 52 in 1st ward, 39 in 2nd ward, 31 in 3rd ward, and 39 in 4th ward. In write-in votes, Mildred Nelson and Richard Schneider each received one vote for mayor. Leo Frankl, Don Tietz each received one vote for councilman- at-large. Richard Schneider received two write-in votes for councilman-at-large. Allen Buchanan and Everett Barr each received one vote for park commissioner, with William Boldridge receiving three votes. BANCROFT Bancroft elected H. J. McNertney as mayor, with 134 votes. John Welp, a write-in, received 74 votes. There were about 12 other names on the write-in ballot. William Droessler, a newcomer to the council was voted in with 222 votes. Other voting showed R. C. Fangman, 184; Eugene Elsbecker, incumbent, 173; newcomer Arthur Welp, Sr., 173. David Schiltz received 88 write-in votes to be elected park commissioner. Lawrence Becker received 22 votes thus being elected treasurer. Total vote was 307. BURT Burt turned out a total vote of 184, with 4 spoiled ballots. Voting for council members showed E. E. (Red) Pettis, 119, Clair Reutzel, 79, RayDremmel, 60, George Becker, incumbent, 54, and Ed Frederickson, 43. BODE Bode had a total of 185 votes. In the mayor race, Art Jenson, incumbent, received 98 votes to 86 for Leo Holthaus. L. M. Gangestad was elected treasurer with 162 votes. Elected to the council were incumbents Gene Benjamin, 184; Walter Bakken, 177; Howard Curry, 174; Wm. Palmer, 164; P. W. Qually, 115. These five were elected. Darrell Johnson, also running, received 102 votes. WESLEY Wesley had a total of 85 votes, with Jack Richter, incumbent mayor receiving 83 votes. Five councilmen elected included incumbents John Youngwirth, Franklin Bode, Rolland Heard and Leroy Grandgenett, with Merle Loss replacing Roy Kollasch. Incumbent Steve Doughan was re-elected treasurer. WHITTEMORE With a total of 88 votes, Whittemore re-elected William Fandel as mayor, with 79 votes. Elected to the council for 4-year terms were Raymond Betts, 83; Russell Medin, 85; Ralph Nichols, 84. Lawrence Pertl was re-elected treasurer with 85 votes. TITONKA Titonka, with a total vote of 221, re-elected Harold E. Gart» ner as mayor with 151 votes. His opponent, Howard Andrews, received 66 votes, and there were two write-ins. In the race for council, top (Continued on Page 4)

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