The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 7, 1967 · Page 1
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First Newspaper In North Central Iowa By RUSS WALLER Twenty-six years ago this morning, Dec. 7, 1941, the United States was jarred out of one era and into another, with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which directly plunged us into war against Nazi Germany as well as Imperial Japan. The 26 years that followed have been a series of hot and cold wars, social upheaval, and the birth of a host of new nations around the globe. New Deal legislation of the Roosevelt era temporarily had to take a back seat for a massive war effort. There was no argument about World War H-the Japanese attack left no alternative and four years of conflict in Europe and the Pacific followed. While this was going on, some 40 scientists working in rooms under the University of Chicago stadium won a race which later brought the Pacific war to a quick conclusion with the dropping of two atomic bombs - and which changed the course of world history and perhaps the fate of mankind. The sudden death of Franklin Roosevelt, with victory almost within grasp, brought in the Truman era. Harry Truman, fiery, outspoken, and a people's man. Like any father, he reacted with vigor to criticism of his daughter's singing ability, but he also managed to forge together NATO after the war, which for some years helped to maintain a semblance of order in wartorn Europe, and he helped to guide into being FDR's white hope for civilization, the United Nations. * * * But Truman was faced with Korea, and with aggression from North Korea he reacted quickly. United Nations troops, mostly Americans, fought another war, which never has been officially ended. The election of General Eisenhower to the presidency brought in another post-war era, with a Korean truce established, and something of a breather in the rapid pace of government, a welcome breather to most, incidentally. It earned Bee two terms in the White House. Then came the election of John F. Kennedy, with a New Frontier slogan and a younger outlook on the nation and the world. Russia's sputnik plunged the U. S. into the space age. The Cuban fiasco established a communist base 90 miles from our coast but also resulted in an eyeball confrontation between Russia and the U, S. with momentary possibility of a nuclear showdown, which nobody wanted. Russia backed away. In the meantime, first with Eisenhower, then with Kennedy, we sent a few thousand technicians and advisors to South Vietnam to help bolster a shaky government against rebel forces. . . .but nobody paid much attention to that. Then came Dallas and the assassination, and Lyndon Johnson rose to the presidency. * * * LBJ finished out the Kennedy term, then won an overwhelming victory on his own, aided greatly by a public fear of what Goldwater might do if elected in solving a worsening situation in Vietnam. Social legislation under the name of the Great Society was enacted almost every day for awhile. But Vietnam called for more men, and money, and supplies, and gradually the public became aware of just how involved we were. So today we are in what appears to be the third largest foreign war in our history. * * * Yes, a lot has happened in the 26 years since Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. jHotnes; ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ;is second class matter .it the ixistotfice at AlRnna. Tn-.va iSOSlli. Nov. 1. iri32. under Act <>! Coneiess ot March 3. IMTii ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1967 Two Sections - 24 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 93 Ask Com bine, No. Kossuth Schools 50 Students Named To farm Evening School Begins Dec. 11 New P.O. Hours Postmaster Ed Farrell announced that the lobby window would remain open all day on the next two Saturdays, Dec. 9th and 16th, to enable area residents to complete their Christmas mailing. The main window hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Garrigan Hi Honor Roll Fifty students made the honor roll for the first quarter at Garrigan High School. Making the grade on the Gold honor roll (90 and above) were: Seniors - Mary Bonnstetter, Bonita Dahlhauser, Mary Ann Eischen, Ronald Gilbride, Linda Nitchals, and Christine Obrecht. Juniors - Mary Becker, Timothy Boekelman, Darrell Lentsch, Margaret Lickteig, Mary Kay Miller, Ruth Neppl and Judy Venteicher. Sophomores-Robert Bernhard, Mary Lee Foth, Patrick Nugent, Suzanne Reding and Thomas Scherer. Freshmen - Paula Eisenbarth, Karen Higley and Jean Lappe. Those on the Silver honor roll (88 to 90) were: Seniors - Diane Arndorfer, Ronald Besch, James Bristow, Janet Gillingham, Timothy Molacek, Kevin O'Brien, Patricia Scherer and Carole Schneider. Juniors - Jerald Besch, Laurence Devine, Thomas Kisch, Claudia Sherman and Pamela Simons. Sophomores - David Besch, Mark Besch, Judy Erpelding, Katherine Lallier, Mary Ann Neuroth, Randal Studer, Mary Urich and Petra Wingert. Freshmen - Bonnie Becker, Joan Degen, Joan Marie Elbert, Dorothy Frideres, Patricia Kenyon, Michael Kohlhaas, Marie Laubenthal and Julie Molacek. AJgonans Wed 50 Years The children of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Bakken, Algona, will be hosts at an open house Dec. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in observance of their parents' golden wedding anniversary. The children are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hanson, Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bakken, Long Beach, Calif, and Mr. and Mrs. Orval Bakken, Houston, Texas. A cordial invitation is extended to all relatives and friends. (Glenn's Studio Photo) 6 Of 29 Needy Homes Given Xmas 'Adoption' Six of 29 area families available for adoption for Christmas have been "adopted" by local groups. The remaining 23 families or individuals as listed may be given a Christmas "lift" by groups so desiring by calling Marvel Immerfall at 5-2897, in the Kossuth Relief Office, where details as to sizes and sex of children are available. None of the families listed are county welfare cases or on ADC, but are all borderline cases as to financial income. If organizations do not care to make personal delivery of gifts to the families adopted, this can be arranged through Mrs. Imm erf all and the County Board of Supervisors, on request. Food and clothing are two of the major items usually provided, and toys for families with children. Here is the adoption list: No. 1 -Adopted by Anonymous. No. 2 - Adopted by Algona Senior High. No. 3 - Adopted by Algona Senior High. No. 4 - Adopted by Zeta Xi of Beta Sigma Phi. No. 5 - Widow woman with five children, ages 2 to 11. No. 6- Father, mother and 10 children, 4-1/2 to 18. No. 7 - Father, mother and 10 children, aged 5 months to 16. No. 8 - Father, mother and three children, 3 to 13. No. 9- Family of six children, father and mother. Children 8 to 20, with eldest helping with support, but income not adequate. No. 10 - Widow woman in Algona, supporting small family. No. 11 - Father, mother and five children, always short of basic items. No. 12 - Father, mother and four children. No. 13 - Father, mother and five children, ages 6 to 14. No. 14 - Father, mother and four children, ages 4 to 9. No. 15 — Adopted by Local 1045, Machinists Union. No. 16 - Adopted by Local 1045, Machinists Union. No. 17 - One elderly couple. No. 18 - Parents with family of 11 children. No. 19 — A widow with just enough income to live sparingly. No. 20 — Mother with one son, age 8, separated from husband. No. 21 - Father, mother and family of eight, aged 1 to 11. No. 22 - Mother with five children, aged 6 to 14, trying to be self-supporting. No. 23-Family of six children and parents. No. 24 — Elderly widow whose husband recently died. No. 25 - Elderly couple living in rural area. No. 26 - Father, mother and family of 11 children, 3 to 17. No. 27 — Parents supporting family of four, ages 6 to 10. No. 28 - Mother with five children, 2 to 12, and husband in hospital with spinal injury. No. 29 - Father, mother and five children, aged 1 to 8. OMVI Matter Being Heard, District Court Testimony in an OMVI matter, State of Iowa vs. Richard Sarchet, was heard in district court here Tuesday, and according to County Attorney Bing MacDonald, final argument in the case was slated for sometime Wednesday. It was expected the case would then be submitted to the jury by Judge Richard Cooper for decision. Jurors were then to be released and will not report for duty again until Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 10 a. m. It is not known for certain what case will come up for hearing next. Plans for the twenty-second annual Farmer's Evening School have been completed by the advisory council and the first meeting is set for Monday evening, Dec. 11, 1967 at 8 p. m. in the high school Annex. The school, which is a part of the Vocational Agriculture program in the Algona Community Schools, is conducted by George W. Sefrit, vocational agriculture instructor. Last year 150 local farmers enrolled for the ten meetings, which was one of the largest farm schools in the state. The advisory council, composed of 12 farmer members, has planned for a series of ten meetings again this year, with subjects centering on problems and improved methods of production of swine, soybeans and corn. Subjects and dates of meetings are as follows: Dec. 11, 1967 - Swine Production problems. Dec. 18, 1967 - Swine Production problems. Jan. 8, 1968 - Future trends ' in Iowa agriculture. Jan. 15, 1968- Soybean Production problems. Jan. 22, 1968 - Soybean Production problems. Jan. 29, 1968- Soybean Production problems. Feb. 5, 1968 - Corn Production problems. Feb. 12, 1968 - Corn Production problems. Feb. 19, 1968 - Corn Production problems. Feb. 26, 1968 - Corn Pro- ductioiuproblems. Heavy Fog In Area; Minor Crash Reported Heavy fog (thick enough to cut with a knife) shrouded this area Tuesday night - 'and by midmorning Wednesday was still so bad visibility was limited to 100 yards or less in most areas of Kossuth county. A minor car-truck crash was reported a half-mile south of Whittemore on a blacktop road Wednesday morning. At press time, no details of the mishap -were known, except that according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who dispatched a patrolman to the scene, reported that no one was hurt.- It was assumed the fog probably was at least partially responsible for the mishap. Streets and roads were slippery, also - and all vehicles were being driven with headlights on as a safety precaution. Meanwhile, the low temperature reading during the 7-day period was 14 degrees Sunday, Dec. 3, while the high, 47 degrees, was registered the same day. There was a half-inch of snow on the ground, according to the weather stationhere, KLGA, Nov. 30, with a trace the next day and .03" Dec. 2. The readings: DATE H L Nov. 30 38 24 Dec. 1 38 26 Dec. 2 32 27 Dec. 3 47 14 Dec.4 40 26 Dec. 5 43 20 Dec, 6 - 24 The five-day forecast called for temperature marks 3-6 degrees higher than normal for this time of year, with colder weather expected Thursday and Thursday night (today), with possible precipitation Thursday and toward the weekend, possibly Sunday. The mercury was expected to rise slightly after Thursday's cold snap. First Anniversary The Holiday Stationstore in Algona is celebrating it's first anniversary in business Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. The stationstore is owned by the Rite Oil Company of Hampton. Complete details in this issue of the Upper Des Moines. March 4 or H, 1008 - Farmer's Kveniih Scl 1 banquet. The enrollment [(••• for the school will K> $2.00. Anyone -.ushin^ .iddition.il information may contact one of the follow in!,- advisory council members, Supt. O. B. L,iing or George W. Sefrit, vocational agricultural instructor, Algona la. Advisory Council memliersfor the 19G7-G8 school year are: Joe Besch, Charles Bjustrom, and Harold Bjustrom, \Vhitte- more; Floyd Bode, Charles Dearchs, Lloyd Gerk'r, Konald Gerber, Dick Kuecker, Richard Mawdsle\ .uul Alan Walker, Al- b"ona; Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton; And Joe Skow, Weslev. First Service In New Church The congregation of First Lutheran church, Algona, conducted their first service in tiie new church at 1800 East North St., Sunday, Dec. 3. Over 250 members and friends filled the new sanctuary to capacity. The service began on the drive in front of the new building, with the prayer of blessing. As the congregation entered, church councilmen carried the chancel and altar appointments into the building, followed by the choirs and the congregation. Many of the same items had teen symbolically carried out of the old building by the same men. During tiie service, Pastor Robert F. Lorenz acknowledged the contributions of voluntary labor given by so many members of the congregation in the construction and preparation of the church, especially singling out Clayton Percival, plans and construction committee chairman, and Raymond Gilbert, former vice president of the congregation and now property committee chairman. The pastor indicated that these two had spent most of the previous week working in the new church. All activities of the congregation are now being held in the new church, even while certain finishing processes continue. Many members will be busily engaged in work projects of several kinds, preparing for the dedication services nert spring. Plans are being made to lay the "cornerstone" placiue at a special ceremony in connection with the annual meeting Sunday evening, Jan. 21, 1968. Pickups Have Mishap Here; Man Charged A pair of pickup trucks collided on South Phillips street here at 5:15 p. m. Tuesday, and as a result, one of the drivers, Ray W. Sprauge, 77, Estherville, was charged with failing to change lanes safely. Botli vehicles were headed north at the time. The vehicle driven by Sprague was traveling on the inside lane, while the other, driven by Richard D. Farris, 27, Algona, was on the outside lane. Sprague attempted a right turn and the vehicles collided, resulting in an estimated $195 damage to the pickups. Police investigated. 20 More New Vehicles Here Twenty more new vehicles were licensed in Kossuth county, last week, as follows: Chevrolets - Lowell K. Bilsborough, Titonka; Thomas J. Goche, Bancroft; Gary L. Smith, Algona; Virgil T. Roethler, Algona (PU). Ford - Rodger D. .Newman, Lakota. Buick- Algona Livestock Auction; Jessie Jentz, Fenton. Rambler -Leonard N. Dittrner, Burt. Oldsmobile - Morris O. Berkness, Armstrong; Eldora T. Anderson, Ledyard. Volkswagen- Wyatt L. Hoover, Fenton. Dodge - Fred C. Christ, Lakota; Daryl D. Ristau, LuVerne; Richard L. Reising, Wesley. Chrysler - Morris J. Quam, Swea City; Verl E. Smith, Bancroft. CMC - Donald C. McCarthy, Algona; Jerry L. Wilberg, Fenton. Miscellaneous - W. R. Chafee, Burt, Harley Davidson; Gerald Hentges, Whittemore, Safeway MH. Last Rites Held Here For Victim Of Mishap Don't Forget Pancake Meal Here Saturday Funeral services for George E. Gade, 37, Algona resident for the past 16 years, were held today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Paul Sohnofficiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were James Merryman, Robert Kollasch, Martin Kern, Donald Frideres, Maurice Eischen and Marvin Lallier. Mr. Gade died immediately of electrocution about 8:30 a.m. Monday while working with a Merryman Bridge Construction Co., Algona, crew near the Ben Krebs farm in Hancock county near Corwith. The boom of a dragline being used on a bridge project severed a highline of theREC. The 65,000 volt line fell in such a way that Mr. Gade received the charge of electricity. Other details appeared in the Tuesday issue of the Upper Des Moines, George Edwin Gade, son of Edwin and Alfreda Scheppmann Gade, was born Dec. 6, 1929 at West Bend. He served in the U.S. Navy in the late forties and was married to Gladys Traub at West Bend Jan. 21, 1951. They farmed near Irvington for a short time before moving to Algona. Mr. Gade had been employed by the Merryman firm since that time. Besides his wife, survivors include three children, Gary, Glenda and Geoffrey, all at home; three sisters, Lois (Mrs. Paul Meyer, Rutland; Janice (Mrs. Richard Strieker), Nevada, la.; and Norma (Mrs. James Kressin), Whittemore. Break? Leg Mrs. Homer Lindhorst, mother of Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Algona, and a resident of the new Good Samaritan Home, fell from her wheel chair there late Saturday afternoon and sustained a fractured leg. She was taken to St. Aim Hospital, Pancake breakfast and lunch .will be served by Algona Kiwan- ians at the new Legion Hall here Saturday, Dec. 9. Sausages, eggs, coffee and rnilk will augment the menu and serving hours are 7 to 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds of this event are used by the Kiwanians toward expense of youth activities promoted locally by the clubs including Scouting activities, kite contest and others. The public is urged to patronize and enjoy the pancake feed this Saturday. Thieves hit Elmore ELMORE - Elmore police and Faribault County sherifPs officers aru investigating a break-in discovered 10 a.m, Monday at Benny's Tavern in Elmore. Thieves took $70 in small change- and a peanut dispensing machine. The small change was taken by breaking into bowling and pool machines. Entrance to the building was gained by breaking the glass in the front door. The tavern is situated on Highway 169, about a block from Main Street in Elmore. It is operated by Benny Kurth. Jail Sentence John Ditch of Mallard appeared in Mayor Bill Finn's court here Tuesday afternoon for preliminary hearing of an intoxication charge. He was found guilty and sentenced to 10 days in the local jail. Mr. Ditch was arrested here Monday night. Bancroft Area Suggests Plan Be Followed Residents of three unattached school districts in Kossuth county, through their attorney, H. J. McNerlney (if Bancroft, have asked the Kossutli County Board of Education to take the necessary le;;al steps to consolidate the northern portion of Kossutli county into out 1 consolidated school district. In a letter dated Dec. 1, McNertney, representing Greenwood, Ramsey ami Bancroft Independent School District, asked the board to take action in consolidating those three areas and Lakota, Ledyard, the remaining portion of Grant, and Swea City, all into one district in accordance with the amended county plan. McNertney pointed out that the three unattached districts through their representatives visited with the county superintendent and the State Department of Public Instruction on the matter over a year ago, and they were told they would be advised on the implementation of the plan, but they have received no reply. The letter pointed out that there are adequate physical plants to be operated efficiently without a building program, and one school board and one school superintendent could pool the necessary teachers and could transport the teachers of technical subjects by car to the various schools in the district. This, it was pointed out, would save the taxpayers money and still provide high standards of education. "There just has to l>e as much consideration given to the taxpayer as to the tax- eater or the whole system will be in financial jeopardy," the letter said. McNertney asked that the county board ask each individual school board to meet and discuss the matter and then instruct their individual presidents to convey their feelings to the county board and then a public meeting could be held to further pursue the matter. The proposal does not include the existing school districts of Sentral, Burt or Titonka. The three areas in Kossuth now unattached are one of the last remaining areas in the state without inclusion in a high school district, McNertney said. lie pointed out that the county plan as prepared some time ago made provision for inclusion of Greenwood, Ramsey and Bancroft Independent in a high school district. Six Pay Fines This Week In Mayor's Court Six persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week, including one man for possession of deer meat in closed season. Thomas E. Gronbach, Irvington, was fined $25 on the charge following a preliminary hearing of the matter which was filed by Conservation Officer Bill Easier. Stanley C. Simonsen, Rodman, was fined $25 for intoxication; John E. Goecke, Algona, $20, speeding, and $50, possession of beer by a minor; Mike Welch, Algona, $25, intoxication; Melvin Faber, Algona, $10, failing to have control of his vehicle; and Charles R. Jutting, Buffalo Center, $10, no driver's license. Sentral Wins 2 From Ringsted Sentral high cagers won a twin bill from Ringsted at Sentral, Tuesday night. The boys won 81 to 47 and the girls took a 7434 victory. Marlow with 27 points and Kerber with 20 led Uie Sentral boys in scoring, in the'girls game, Cindy Lockwood connected for 30 points and Betty Wehrspann for 25 in leading the Sentral girls to victory. 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