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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 11, 1968
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Kouuth County'* Largejt N«w*poper Circulation aigona By RUSS WALLER This Is an election year, and among the more recently announced candidates for president is a Chief Burning Wood of some eastern tribe, whose campaign, he says, will be based on a slogan of "Give the country back to the Indians." The Chief might have something there . . . .maybe the buffalo would again roam our fair land. And in case of his election there would be no necessity after inauguration of making him an "honorary member" of some tribe. * * * One Air Force major can use his head. He received a new assignment from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., where he had been stationed, but was told his destination was classified and could not be disclosed. He noted his orders, which included the postal ZIP code for his new base. On checking the territory directory at his post office he found he was headed for Da Nang, South Vietnam. Nothing like secrecy! * * * The Crop Research Insurance Bureau of Iowa, among other things, reports that the largest single payment in Iowa for complete destruction by hall of one farmer's crops was near Algona, in the amount of $45,500. ... .this little item carried by state wire services must have everyone guessing. . . .and isn't a bad boost for hail insurance, either. * * * Bob Schneider, former Garrigan athlete who no whelps ope rate the family resort on Crosslake, Minn., went to a nearby small town for supplies and ran into, of all people, Norm Van Brocklin, ex-Minnesota Viking coach, and Bob Allison, Minnesota Twins outfielder, both up in northern Minnesota for a weekend of ice fishing. They had a good visit. * * * He may like his new job in the journalism department of Iowa State University better, but there are a lot of lowans who miss Jack Shelley and his WHO newscasts. * * * A survey in the Journal of Iowa Medical Society reports that of the 114 graduates of 1967 from the State University College of Medicine, 101 took their internships out of state, and only 12 of these can be expected to return to Iowa to practice. So, out of 114 graduates, about 100 will leave Iowa to actively practice. . . .no wonder there is a shortage of physicians in the state that supports the school. * * * "Why of course it's open to debate - so long as nobody disagrees with me I" * * * If solutions to the nation's major problems could be solved by SPENDING, instead of THINKING, we'd have it accomplished . . . .but it would seem that just spending doesn't always solve things - we can spend but the problems still don't evaporate into thin air. . . .might try thinking, too, but that might take more effort. * * * Those who get overly excited when a few hundred object today to phases of a questionable war or the draft, should recall that in 1863 some 50,000 people took part in four days of draft riots in New York City and at least 1,500 were killed in the turmoil. * * * Definitions; Senior Citizen a man who doesn't care where his wife goes just so he doesn't have to go with her. * * * Then there is the Scotchman who, when told his wife's tonsils should have been removed when she was a little girl, sent the bill to his father-in-law. * * * Professional football players to unionize? What next? * * * Famous tost Une - Whatever happened to The Peach? ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa iSOSHi. Nov. 1. 1<»32. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1968 2 Section* - 16 Pages VOL. 102 JNO. 3 County Board Studies /Directors School Boards Adopt New School Annexation Tangle United Fund, « , - . JT . , •. Are Elected Teacher Salary Guideline Kossuth County Board of Education recessed Monday night, after a discussion of annexation of North Kossuth non-high school districts to adjacent high school districts. The board will reconvene after A. M. Quintard, county superintendent of schools, discusses annexation questions with Paul Johnson, Iowa superintendent of public instruction. The problems arise in connection with placing Greenwood, Ramsey and Bancroft townships and part of Grant township into high school districts. The board will reconvene when Supt. Quintard has answers to questions that arose in Monday night's meeting in connection with handling the annexations. "As far as re-organization of high school districts is concerned," Supt. Quintard said today, "each district included has to present the county board with a petition for such a move. After a petition is presented, then it requires action by the county board of education." Quintard was referring to a letter written by H. J. McNertney, Bancroft attorney, and addressed to Wes Bartlett, chairman of Kossuth county board of education, in which McNertney asked that the board merge high school districts in north Kossuth county according to the board's proposed plan. Quintard explained today that before high school districts can be merged, the annexation of non-high school districts must be completed. He added that tentative plans of the county board are to invite all school boards in north Kossuth county to a meeting to discuss re-organization. William Dau, Sr. Named Historical Group Prexy William Dau, Sr., Algona, was elected president of the Kossuth Historical Society during that organization's annual meeting held in the Veteran's Memorial building here Tuesday afternoon. He succeeds C. R. Schoby, also of Algona, who had held the post for several years. Other officers elected included Mrs. Wayne Keith, vice president; Mrs. Elmer Cook, secretary ; and Roy McMahon, treasurer. All are from Algona. Many from around the county were selected to serve on the board of directors and to aid the officers with various jobs during the coming year. In the planning stage at present is the annual Bean Supper, which is held on Washington's birthday each year. Directors are, besides the officers, Mr. Schoby, John Simon, Don Smith, Sr., Frances Herbst, H. T. Bunkofske Sells Shop Here H. T. Bunkofske, Algona barber in the same location on North Dodge street for the past 37 years announced Tuesday that he had sold his shop, effective Jan. 15, to Owen OlUinger of Templeton, Iowa. Bunkofske will continue working in the shop, but with the opportunity for more leisure time. Ohlinger has been a barber in Templeton for the past 15 years. He is married, has a son, and a daughter who is in college. The family will move to Algona as soon as a place can be found. Seven Fined During Week, Mayor's Court Seven persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week followingpreliminary hearings of a variety of charges. Fined $10 and costs each were Paul E. Gebken, Sioux City, careless driving; Kenneth L. Kern, Algona, speeding; Marlys A. Curtis, Burt, earless driving and failing to yield the right-of-way; Harold W. Richter, Elmore, failing to yield the right-of-way; Dennis L. Cook, Algona, careless driving and restricted license; and Thomas R. Ringsdorf, Burt, improper speed causing an accident. Luke Linnan, Ray Potter, Irma Benschoter and Veda Murtagh, Algona; Richard Anderson and Harold Fischer, Swea City; Mary Budlong and Florence Reynolds, Titonka; Gertrude Gutknecht, Lakota; H. L. Lacy, Burt; Edyth Cotton, Lone Rock; Anna Flom, , Wesley; and Rachel Schnackenberg and James Mallory, Lu- Verne. The Society also announced it had received a very substantial memorial in memory of her parents, Florence Call and Gardner Cowles, Sr., from Mrs. Kruidenier. As announced earlier by Mr. Schoby, the organization had a very successful year in 1967 and hopes to add more members to the rolls during 1968. A balance of only $1,900 remains to be paid on the mortgage on the former Legion building, which was purchased by 'the Society last year. Cold Weather Or Not! New Cars Roll Out New cars or trucks, sold and licensed in Kossuth county in the past few days, were as follows: Plymouth - Lester Riter, Algona ; Edward D. Steil, LuVerne; Jack L. Guy, Lu Verne; Dale T. Zentner, LuVerne; Walter A. Bleich, Algona. Ford - Derwood Me Arthur, Algona; Donald W. Ringsdorf, Titonka; North Iowa Sewing Machine Co., Algona (2). Chevrolet- Linda Green, Bancroft; Roger E. Shipler, Burt; David L. Weber, Lone Rock; Leroy Elbert, Whittemore; Walter C. Zielske, Lakota; Karl H. Johnson, Jr., Algona; Wm. D. Cruise, Wesley; Schultz Bros., Algona, pickup; Allen J. Boyken, Titonka. Buick - Loraln Smith, Algona. Mercury - Maurice B. Bernhard, Bancroft. Lincoln - Elmer W. Dole, Irvington. Chrysler - Laura Ann Klein, Wesley. • Oldsmobile - John H. Goetz, Wesley. International - Kenneth C. Cook, Burt. CMC - John McNeill, Algona. Miscellaneous - Charles Behr, Algona, Apache; Richard J. Erpelding, Algona, Irwin Trailer. Seven directors for the Algona United Fund were named at annual meeting of the organization, Tuesday evening at the Courthouse here. Three were directors carried over from preceding terms. Directors elected were Clair Blossom, Sharon Cowan, Bill Kraft, Jim Buscher, Charles McCabe, Mary Ellen Milder and Madonna Skogstrom. The first three were reelected. Their terms will expire Dec. 30, 1970. These seven, and 14 other directors, will meet later this month for an organization meeting and selection of a chairman. I. G. (Pudge) Miller served as chairman the past year, during which time the United Fund drive went over the top. Carryover directors with terms expiring Dec. 31,1968, are Elgin Allen, Fred Diekmann, James Geelan, DuWayne Klein, Jack Limbaugh, Richard Ringsdorf and Bertha Sundet. Terms expiring Dec. 31,1969 are those of Lois Allen, Evelyn Bickert, Harry Greenberg, Irving Miller, Walter Mbrz, Joe Pomplun and Delia Welter. This was the 9th annual meeting of the Algona United Fund. The financial report showed a fund balance, Dec. 31, 1967, of $15,041.95 with budgetry allocations for the various organizations under United Fund totaling $14,487.50. Was Warmer, But Colder Marks Slated The 9-day stand of sub-zero weather was broken (at least temporarily) here Tuesday when the low reading failed to have a minus in front of it. However, the mercury, after settling at two above that morning, got lower Wednesday morning and dipped to-3. That latest minus reading followed a couple of days when daytime readings were not too uncomfortable. It got up to 20 above Monday and was 17 Tuesday. This area's 5-day forecast doesn't sound very good, with readings expected to range from 5-7 below normal - and normal this time of year is cold. There is also a chance of snow Friday or Saturday, according to forecasters. Here are the most recent readings: DATE H L Jan. 8 20 -7 Jan. 9 '17 2 Jan. 10 — -3 J. P. Studer, Algona, Named Coop Prexy J. P. Studer, Algona, was elected president of Cooperative Service Co.. at the organization meeting of the executive board Dec. 13, Mr. Studer is serving on the board of directors and the executive committee representing K & H Coop. Oil Co. at Wesley. He has a lengthy background of cooperative experience. For many years, he was manager of K & H at Wesley. Upon retirement from that post, he was elected to represent the company on the board. Funeral Held Wednesday For Stroke Victim A solemn requiem high mass for A. J. (Tony) Grandgenett, 64, well-known St. Benedict man, was held Wednesday at 10 a. m. in St. Benedict Catholic church, with Fr. NicholasRubacelebrant. Fr. R. W. Phillips was deacon and Fr. James Bruch, sub- deacon. Burial followed at the church cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Wilbur Daley, Nick Arndorfer, Orville Downs, Art Leek, Dave Bernhard and Virgil Bierl. Mr. Grandgenett succumbed to a stroke in the yard at his home just south of the church at St. Benedict sometime during the night Saturday. He was born at St. James, Minn., Dec. 25, 1903, a son of John and Caroline Riesenberg Grandgenett. He had been a resident of the St. Benedict area since 1909 and married Martha Cink at Wesley Feb. 5,1929. The Grandgenetts have farmed there for many years. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic church and the Holy Name Society. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Adeane (Mrs. Cletus Hejlik), Britt, Carol (Mrs. Jerry Barlow), and Mary Lou, Mason City; six sons, Larry, Leroy and Paul, Wesley, Dick, Algona, Jim, St. Benedict, and Harold, Plymouth; 25 grandchildren; and 10 brothers and sisters, Jack and Alma (Mrs. Roy Stoffel), Algona; Joseph, Marie (Mrs. Herbert Arndorfer) and Irene (Mrs. Dale Widen), Corwith; Henry, Bancroft, Albert, Mannilla, Kathryn (Mrs. Frank Weiner), Rockford, Mildred (Mrs. Leonard Henderson), Elmhurst, m., and Edward, El Paso, Tex. $11 Stolen In Break-In At Wesleyans Wed 40 Years S-City Coop Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to Swea City early Monday morning to investigate a break- in and theft at the Coop Oil Co. Bill Johnson, manager of the firm, notified the sheriff of the crime when he discovered it on his arrival at work about 7 a. m. A glass was broken out of the grease room, allowing the culprit to crawl inside. The cash register, for some unknown reason, was then carried from the office to the grease room and $11 in coins taken from it. Nothing else in the building was disturbed or taken, and the re were no other break-ins reported in the area that night. Mishap Reported A 2-car mishap at Bancroft Tuesday at 2 p.m. resulted in an estimated $500 damage to each of the vehicles, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. Drivers of the autoswere Esther M, Steil, 24, West Bend, and John H. Rode, 75, Titonka. They collided at a street intersection after the West Bend vehicle had stopped, then started up again. Power Off In City Area Monday Eve Power customers in a large area lying in north and northeast Algona were without electricity for periods ranging from one to about 2 1/2 hours Monday evening when an overloaded circuit cut out. "We expected it when the load was heavy around Christmas," said Jim Palmer, Municipal Utilities superintendent, "but it came as a surprise to us Monday night." For some persons who thought there had been a breakdown at the light plant, disclosure of the real cause probably was a relief. The lights went out about 5:50 p. m.- and some persons in the midst of preparing an evening meal had a little difficulty - but all turned out all rigtjt as dinners were served a little late. To the layman, here's what happened. A heater element, which can be compared to a fuse in your home, located on the big switchboard at the light plant did just what a fuse would do- it went out. As a result, most of the area between Hall and Pliillips streets and north of State street, was without electrical power. The variation in the amount of time needed to restore power to this area came as a resuJt of the necessity to build up power. In order to do it, because refrigerators, freezers, TV sets, etc. are all revving up after being shut down, it is necessary to cut power to some portions of the area longer than to others. So, while some were able to be back on power about 6:50, others were off more than an hour longer before power could be fully restored. Utilities crews were called out at once when the break in service occurred - and completed the job of getting everyone back on power just as soon as possible. WESLEY - MR. AND MRS. Herman Bode observed their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner party Dec. 26 at 6:30 p. m. in Al's Lounge. Their four children are Mark, Omaha; Paul, Algona; Franklin, Wesley; and Mrs. (Marlene) Kenneth Prohaska, Garner. All were present with their families, which included their 11 grandchildren. Other relatives who attended were Father Merle Kollasch, Sioux City; Paul Eisele, Mt. St. Bernard's Seminary, Dubuque; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kollasch, Frank Eisele, Mrs. Lydia Bisenius, Mr. and Mrs. Don Foley, Mary and Ann, all of Whittemore; Susan Eisele, Blue Earth; the Floyd, Calvin and Harold Bodes, Julie and Steven, all of Algona; Betty Wagner, St. Joe; Joe Eisele, Elmore; the Roy Kollaschs, Wesley; and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Prohaska, Garner. Herman Bode and Mary Eisele were married Dec. 27, 1927, at Whittemore. They have resided in the Wesley vicinity the entire 40 years. On Nov. 1, they moved from their farm to Wesley to a home they recently purchased from L. H. Klein. LuVerne Major Now Commands Marine Sqdn. LuVERNE - Maj. Lyell Holmes of LuVerne recently assumed command of Marine Air Control Squadron one at Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. Maj. Holmes received the Squadron colors from Lt. Col. N. E. Dayvault during formal change of command ceremonies. Squadron one is assigned the mission of providing control of interceptor aircraft and surface- to-air missiles in defense of the Fleet Marine Force. The squadron has a personal complement of approximately 30 officers and 230 men. Maj. Holmes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Holmes, Lu Verne, and husband of the former Diane Rahm of St. Benedict. Maj. and Mrs. Holmes have two daughters, Julie and Jackie, and a son, Brian. Grant Divorce Here; Mortgage Case Is Filed A divorce was granted in district court here this week to Terril L. Brandow, plaintiff, from Mary Catherine Brandow, defendant, by Judge G. W. Stillman. The plaintiff alleged cruelty and the settlement stipulated there is no alimony or property settlement. The couple were married Sept. 26, 196G and have no children. In the only new case filed, Home Federal Savings and Loan, plaintiff, seeks a judgment for §4,831.68 from Martin H. A. Ohm et al, defendants. The matter is a result of a promissory note. The plaintiff also seeks foreclosure of a mortgage which secured the note and asks that a receiver be appointed by the court to take charge of the mortgaged premises involved. Local Men Elected At the annual meeting of Midwest Printing & Lithographing Co., held recently, R. B. Waller, publisher of the Algona Upper Des Moines was re-elected president of the organization. Harlan Steburg of Algona, press superintendent of the plant, was named as a new director. New Panel Of Grand Jurors Report Feb. 6 The grand jury panel for 1968 was drawn last week, and will report for the first time Feb. 6 at 2 p. m. Grand jurors are drawn from the panel composed of Everett Broesder, John Cash, Herbert Haas and Mae Riter, Algona; Arthur Boyken, Titonka; Arie Dittmer, Burt; Marion Frieden, Ottosen; J. B. Geelan, Evelyn Winkel, Whittemore; Irvin Kramer, Bancroft; Richard Madson, Wesley; and Willard Menz, Fenton. Ex-Algona Man Dies In Texas; Funeral Held Earl A. (Pat) Rickard, 62, former Algonan, died in a San Antonio, Tex. hospital Dec. 30. Funeral services were held for him Jan. 2 in Alamo Chapels there, with Rev. Loren White officiating. Burial was at Mission Burial Park. A resident of San Antonio for the past 40 years, Mr. Rickard was born at Algona Aug. 23,1905. At San Antonio, he was a member of Baptist Temple, a past Boy Scout Cub Master, a member of the Boy Scout Council and past president of the San Antonio Bowling Association. He is survived by his wife; a daughter; five sisters, including Mrs. Edna Shipler, Algona, and Mrs. Neva Ollorn, Burt; four brothers; and four grandsons. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Shipler, Algona, attended the rites for her brother. Ex-Lone Rock Man Passes; Funeral Held LONE ROCK - Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at Garner for E.G. (Jim)Ackerman,former Lone Rock resident. Mr. Ackerman died at the Britt Hospital at the age of 67 after a lingering illness. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Flaig Ackerman; three sons, Donald of Ventura, Claude of Minneapolis, and Larry of Garner; one daughter, Luella of Georgia; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Organize To Counter Spiral In Wage Asking A salary base for 11 school districts in the general area north of Algona was adopted by representatives of school boards from the districts, meeting at Thompson, to discuss teacher salary schedules for 1968-69. This week regional meetings of the Iowa State Association of School Boards are being held, one in Algona Tuesday, and results of the Thompson meeting were reported to other school board groups at these larger meetings, where the chief topic of discussion centered on the problem of anticipated teacher salary requests for 1968-69. The boards at Thompson represented the school districts of Ledyard, Lincoln-Central, Ringsted, Sentral, SweaCity,Titonka, Woden-Crystal Lake, Forest City, Lake Mills, Rake and Thompson. The meeting was called to adopt uniform action throughout the area on the tremendous salary increases which have occurred in recent years in teaching salaries. The average B.A. degree base pay for the schools represented at the meeting is now $5,646. A raise to $5,800 with a regular school yearly schedule increase of 4 pe rcent in salary was adopted • as a base. Area teachers received a 13 percent salary raise for the 196768 school year and are asking another 12 percent raise for the coming year, according to James D. Thompson of the Thompson school board. This pending request for increase occasioned a meeting of the school board representatives. Salary schedules are normally worked out early in the calendar years so that salaries are known by early spring when contracts are being made with teachers for the following year. Thompson said that the teachers have been putting on quite a bit of pressure in the last few years for more pay, and that while they are most important, the taxpayers also have to be considered. Thompson said he thought the salary schedules have been about brought up to where they should be. Waiting For TV Translator Antenna Here Work on the 450-foot translator tower being built east of Algona by KGLO-TV to serve this entire area was recently halted, not because of the frigid weather, but rather because the antenna, which is mounted on top of the tower, has not arrived. A portion of the tower was erected before high winds caused a cessation of activities. The remainder of the tower was not put up by the installing crew when it was possible to do so because of the lack of the antenna. Once at the top while finishing the tower, the crew also installs the antenna, so it was decided to wait. Meanwhile, TV viewers in the area are also waiting. The translator when completed is expected to greatly improve reception of present channel 3 programs, which for a number of months has been rather poor in this vicinity. State V.F.W. Head On KLGA, Sunday Speak Up For Democracy, a Veterans of Foreign Wars radio program, will be broadcast over the facilities of radio station KLGA in Algona on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 13:15 p. m, (noon). Speak* ing for the V.F.W. will be Earl L. Berg of Swea City, the De* partment Commander of the Iowa V.F.W. All area residents are to tune in to this program.

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