The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 1, 1968 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 1, 1968
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J-AI06fto (la.) Upp*r Dftt Moin«* thorsdey, Feb. 1, 1968 North Star To Hold Festival For Musicians LttVERNE - Feb. 5, the North Star Conference will hold its annual Music Festival at the CAL High School gymnasium. Eight students axe chosen from both the band and chorus of each school in the conference. Representing the LuVerne High School chorus Will be Doug Nelson, Ron Wolf, Lee Schipull, Danny Block, Michele Coyle, Mary Hanselman, Kathy Trauger, Coleen Johns, and band members attending are Barb Hurlburt, Connie Hefty, Linda Wilhelm, Michael Pergande, LeRoy Hanson, Doug Marty, Diane Patterson and Henry Schnakenberg. Both the band and chorus will rehearse in the afternoon and the concert will be held at 7:30 in the CAL gym. Conducting the band will be Keith Altemeir of Ft. Dodge, and the chorus will be directed by D. Breed of Luther College. - o - IS DELEGATE Dennis Holmes, LuVerne High School social science instructor, will be a delegate to the Iowa State Education Association Delegate Assembly in Des Moines Feb. 1-3. The Delegate Assembly is the legislative body of the I.S.E.A. and sets its policies. Mr. Holmes represents the LuVerne, Hurt, and Sentral local education associations. - o - A Sunday birthday dinner was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Voss, Jr., in honor of Mrs. John Voss, Sr., who celebrated her 88th birthday Jan. 29. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wise, Corwith; Mr. and Mrs. Garey Larsen and Lesia, Frost, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Voss, David, Craig and Delwyn, Eagle Grove; Mrs. Ode Jergensen, Eagle Grove; and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Voss, Allen, Bruce, Debra and Steven, LuVerne. Capt. John Dwight Voss, Pensacola, 'Fla., called Sunday to talk to his grandmother, Mrs. John Voss, Sr., to wish her a happy birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Dee Rune, Britt, visited Thursday in the home of Violet and Luella Swiger. Violet and Luella Swiger visited Saturday in the home of Mrs. Wm. Stalzer, Wesley. Saturday dinner guests in the home of Mrs. Myrtle Eggleston were her granddaughter, the Bill Kosters, Sioux Center. Sunday dinner guests were Paula Block, Eagle Grove, and a friend, Alan Anthony, Farmington. Mr. and Mrs. George Studer and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nielsen left Jan. 19 for a three-week vacation in Florida. Mr. and Mrs. John Camelin, Corwith, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davidson Sunday. LuAnn Davidson of Burt spent the weekend in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davidson. Mike Leistikow, student at Wisconsin State University, spent a few days in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Leistikow. Emil Leistikow is a surgical patient at Mercy Hospital, Ft. Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Klatt and Danny, White Water, Wise., came to spend a few days with Mrs. Klatt's father, Emil Leistikow. Mrs. John Voss, Jr., attended an all-day 4-H Leaders Training Meeting at Algona Jan. 24. Sunday supper guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sander Schnell, Goldfleld, were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stoll and family, Eagle Grove, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stoll, LuVerne. The occasion was a birthday supper for their daughter, Mrs. Dennis Stoll, and granddaughter, DeEtta Stoll. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hough, Plttsford, New York, are parents of a baby girl born Jan. 22. This gives the Houghs two daughters, »Lezli Dee, 4, and the new little miss, Stacy Jo. Mrs. Hough is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.'John 0. Cox, LuVerne. Mr. Hough is the eon of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hough, Rolfe. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Holmes, Jiff and Todd visited in the home of hie parents, Mr. and Mrs! Cliff Holmes over the weekend. Methodist prayer' group No. 1 met In the home of Mrs. Bryan Stewart Jan, g3, Vera Thorn, leader, and ten members were present. Mrs, Elmer Kubly and Mrs. Biyan Stewart drove to Vincent to look over » new kitchen in the Me.tao4i8t church there. They §rt lofiktag evsr this project as ttl Metbodint women of the Lu • Yiru* oM) ire pluming tore* model the kitchen in the local church. Mrs. Alvin Weber and Mrs. Bryan Stewart attended the 1968 Cancer Crusade Kickof fat an all- day meeting and luncheon at Charlie's. Supper Club, Algona, recently. Mrs. Stewart is a board member and chairman of the 1968 crusade. The crusade will begin the first week of April. A Humboldt Sub-district Youth Rally was held Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Methodist Church, Laurens. Rev. and Mrs. Roy A. Biesemeyer and the following young people attended, Rae Jean Hewitt, Anna Baumann, Dennis Barber, Phyllis Block, Paul Swanson, Danny Block, Doug Marty, Lee Schipull, Doug Nelson and Mark Barber. Rev. and Mrs. Roy A. Biesemeyer attended a seminar for ministers and wives at Morningside College from Wednesday until Friday. Methodist prayer group No. 2 met in the home of Minnie Henderson Jan. 23. Leader Mrs. Roy Biesemeyer and eight members were present. Progress Club At Portland Adds Members PORTLAND - The Progress Club met Jan. 25 in the home of Mrs. Ethel Smith. Myrtle Zwiefel, assistant hostess, was unable to be there because of illness. Roll call, answered by sixteen members, was "a New Year's resolution I made." Guests were Florence Koestler, Virgie Smith, Esther Shipler and Ruth Ann Loebach. The guests all consented to become new members of the club. The dues were paid at this time. Vera Fitch and Hilma Carlson were in charge of fun time. Edith Jandl won a prize. Hostesses for the Feb. 15 meeting are Margaret Govern and Vera Fitch. Roll call, "name a noted person born in February." Program, "Heart" film. - o - Several Portland families attended church Sunday at the Burt Presbyterian church to hear candidate Rev. Russell Markkula of Avoca, Wise, speak. After church and Sunday School, a pot-luck dinner was enjoyed by the Burt congregation and also members of the Woden Presbyterian church. A large crowd was in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Stewart and Mrs. Tom Trenary were among the Portland folks going to Swea City to help Mr. and Mrs. Brink Shipler celebrate their golden wedding anniversary from 2 to 5 p. m., Jan. 28, in the Swea City Methodist church. A short program was held. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ringsdorf and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ringsdorf were among relatives attending a 6:30 anniversary dinner, Saturday in the Gene Ringsdorf home in Estherville in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Brink Shipler of Swea City. Mrs. Shipler is the former Neva Ringsdorf, sister of Donald and Roy Ringsdorf. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hahn and Teresa of Davenport came early Saturday to spend the weekend with Mr, and Mrs. Stanley Ruse and family. Mrs. Hahn and Mrs. Ruse are sisters. The Hahns returned home Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker entertained at a birthday party in their home Sunday evening in honor of their son Norman's llth birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker and Mr. and Mrs. Ray McWhorter. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch and Judy and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grosser and Randy of West Bend visited in the home of Mrs. Dwight Ruse Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. John K. Harms of Titonka, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Peter of Burt and Mr, and Mrs. Chuck Kline, Cindy and Randy were Tuesday evening guests in the Johnny Harms home in observance of Mrs. Johnny Harms' birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larson entertained at a family supper in honor of Mrs. Larson's sister, Mrs. Otto Harlan, Mrs. Quinten Bjustrom and Mrs. Arrie Dittmer. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Tienan of Mason City were Friday callers in the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy and Paul Tienan. Edith Jandl, Jessie Miller, Veleda Griese, Esther Williams and Mrs. Martin Becker attended a birthday party Friday in honor of Jessie Miller. Several Portland families attended the 50th wedding anniversary celebration open house in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Arend in their home Jan. 28. -Assisting them were their son, Mr, and Mrs. Paul Arend, Paullette, Francis and Linda and a few close friends. More than 150 were served during the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larson attended a birthday party in the Bob Arend home in Algona in honor of Mrs. Bob Arend^s birthday. » Mr. and Mrs. John K. Harms of Titonka were Sunday dinner guests in the Johnny Harms home in honor of Johnny's birthday. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Haag and family of Algona. Sunday evening guests were Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Peter and Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Kline, Cindy and Randy of Algona. Mrs. Lawrence Govern returned home Wednesday after spending ten days vacationing in Florida. "Mother Nature and Father Time are God's two great physicians." Ottosen Lady Is Honored; 98 Years Old OTTOSEN - Mrs. Caroline Telford, who lives at the rest home at Rolfe, celebrated her ninety-eighth birthday Sunday. The actual date was Jan. 29. Her family brought her a cake, which they all enjoyed. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Von Bank, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Telford and family, and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Worby and daughters of Bode. - o - Carroll Olson and Denise had birthdays Jan. 26. Sunday afternoon, the following came for a birthday party, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Osborn and Jon and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Osborn of Cylinder and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Olson of West Bend, Thursday coffee guests at the home of Mrs. W. G. Cooper were Mrs. Mike Coyle, Mrs. Olianna Vinaas and Mrs. Nathan Mogler. Mrs. Loren Daniel and Mrs. Leona Daniel of Humboldt spent the weekend with Mrs. Ruth Tomlinson, Ft. Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Jason Maach of Humboldt were Sunday night visitors at the Howard Hellick- sons. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alme were Sunday dinner guests 'at the Roger Madsen home, Sheffield. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Oppedahl, Lomita, Calif., who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Oppedahl and Mr. and Mrs. Olvin Haug for a few weeks, left Friday morning! Jeffrey Jacobson celebrated his thirteenth birthday Saturday. Evening guests at the Ralph Jacobsons to help him observe the day were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jacobson and family and Mr. and Mrs. James Jacobson and family. Mr. and Mrs. John Tapper of Kamrar were Sunday dinner guests at the Mike Frohling home. James Stoithers spent Saturday at the BUI Willett home, Wallingford. Mrs. Alma Nash of Alden, Minn, was a Monday dinner guest at the Mike Coyle home. Sunday visitors at the Louis Jacobsons were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Krause and family of LuVerne, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zinnel, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wehr- spann, Mary, Joy and Jana, Jeff Jacobson and Calvin Haug. Jeff Jacobson is staying with the Louis Jacobsons a few days while his parents are in Des Moines. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lemke of Atlantic visited her mother, Mrs. Anna Longseth Monday. ' Mr. and Mrs. Peter Oppedahl and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Oppedahl and Ronald were Thursday supper guests at the Olvin Haug home. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coyle were Friday night visitors at the Fred Kampens. Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Smeby and family, Mason City, were Sunday visitors in the home of her mother, Mrs. Olianna Vi- naas. Mr. and Mrs. Orville EUing- son and sons of Emmetsburg were Sunday visitors at the Verne Waechters. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zinnel were Friday visitors at the August Schafer home, West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Oppedahl and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Oppedahl and Ronald were Tuesday supper guests at the Ernest Enockson home, Humboldt. Mr, and Mrs. Edward Zinnel were Wednesday supper guests at the Louis Jacobsons and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Williams were Thursday supper guests, Mrs. Richard Kinseth was a Friday morning coffee guest at the Raymond Borkowski home and Mrs. Lester Wehrspann was an afternoon visitor. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCormack, Rutland, and Mrs. Etta McCormack, Bode, were evening visitors. Cindy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Struthers, stayed with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hanson, Humboldt, from Friday until Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bauer were Sunday night visitors at the Eugene Hoflus home. Mr. and Mrs. Antone Speich and Edwin were Sunday dinner guests at the Robert Speich home at Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Antone Speich and Edwin were Sunday dinner guests at the Norman Speich home, Hampton. Mr. and Mrs. Neal Olson were Thursday night visitors at the Oscar Williams home; Friday night visitors at the home of Mrs. 0. H. Olson and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Olson at Bode; and Sunday night they visited the Erling Malmins. Prairie Future Farmers Meet The regular meeting of the Prairie Future Farmer's 4-H Club was brought to order by President Robert Bernhard. Robert and Daniel were hosts for this Jan. 15 meeting. Steve Fett gave a talk about "Dad's Night." Terry Froehlich gave a ralk of Rally Night, which Robert Bernhard was elected to the office of county historian. Danny Bernhard gave a talk on a trip he and Robert had taken to the county training center at Bancroft. Robert Bernhard led a discussion on ways to improve our club. Daniel Bernhard made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Don Fett led the pledge of allegiance after the business meeting. As a conclusion to the night, Daniel Bernhard gave a talk on how a pig converts grain to meat. UDM WANT ADS PAYOFF Compare Po/ice Funcfions, 17 C/'f/es How does Algona stack up against other Iowa communities on problems in common ? What about parking meters or ambulance service or police or salaries. That's the gist of a survey conducted by the Iowa Falls Times-Citizen with the help of 16 other Iowa newspapers. It's quite a group, ranging from New Hampton (pop. 3,651), to Charles City (pop. 10,000). In some instances the answers were surprising also. Take ambulance service. SERVICE SATISFACTORY Newspapers reported in all but one instance that their ambulance service, regardless of who operates it, is satisfactory. The exception was Denison and the circumstance there is that the hospital has just taken over the service and it's too early to judge. Three of the 17 communities operate ambulances through their police department. They are Waverly, Delwein and Iowa Falls. Waverly has one ambulance and charges $15 a call in the city, $25 plus 50 cents a mile one way outside. The city does the billing. At Oelwein the city owns an ambulance operated by police and also has a station wagon for emergencies when the ambulance is on call or two ambulances are needed. Iowa Falls has two ambulances and the city is buying a station wagon patrol car which can be used as an 1. Charles City 2. Indianola 3. Decorah 4. Webster City 5. LeMars 6. Estherville 7. Storm Lake 8. Waverly 9. Oelwein 10. Atlantic 11. Iowa Falls 12. Denison 13. Algona 14. Maquoketa 15. Harlan 16. Emmetsburg 17. New Hampton ambulance in emergencies. What about the others? Emmetsburg said the county hospital operates the service. The fire department at Webster City operates the service. Indianola reports a new county- city service with both giving funds, adding that the service is very good. Algona reported a different city-county arrangement, with the city providing the garage, the county the vehicle, and volunteers staffing it. Funeral homes operate ambulances at Estherville. Concern about ambulances spread last fall when many went out of business citing federal wage-hour laws as too costly. Chiftf's Salary $6,500 $7,500 $6,840 $6,840 $5,803 $7,908 $7,130 $7,300 $5,640 $5,100 $7,884 $6,600 $6,700 $7,620 $5,520 $5,400 $6,600 New legislation authorized counties to create an ambulance service. PARKING METERS What's the scoop on parking meters ? It appears most are convinced they create parking space for shoppers. Only two of the 17 communities have free parking, Indianola and LeMars. Police in eight communities Webster City, Storm Lake, Denison, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Waverly, Algona and New Hampton - tend parking meters. Charles City, Maquoketa and Decorah all have meter maids. Oelwein, Iowa Falls and Harlan have a meter man and Atlantic Population y 10,000 8,281 7,054 y 8,700 7,847 8,126 7,728 7,000 8,282 7,500 6,225 6,780 6,000 5,909 4,750 g 4,000 :on 3,651 Collftg* Student* 125 1,000 2,000 275 1,000 700 951 1,387 1,000 800 has two of them. POLICE SERVICE Law enforcement is always a matter of concern, so the 17 papers were asked: "Do you consider your police force protection sufficient ?' Ten of the 17 gave an unqualified "yes." Not a ringing endorsement. It figures 59 percent favorable replies. Four other papers said "no" and the other three comments were "average" and "fair" and "not completely." A look at unfavorable replies reveals direction and manpower is a major factor. One newspaper said that their department's concept of police work seems to be handing out meter tickets while a rash of petty crimes exists. Salaries of police chiefs and their years of service also were surveyed. Communities with colleges have more traffic problems because of more daily motorists and special events which draw crowds. To weigh the college factor, population and number of students were added in ranking the communities. (Students, of course, are counted in the population of the community where they attend college). The rankings with the above factors and police chief salaries and years of experience accompany this story. KOSSUTH COUNTY'S " FAVORITE NEWSPAPER I FREE LUNCH SERVED AT NOON ALGONA THURSDAY, FEB. 8 Garrigan High Auditorium from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. EXPERTS CORN • SOYBEAN i N I C WEED CONTROL - INSECT CONTROL - DRYING Visit With Clyde Might - Nat'l Corn Growing Champ Bring Yourself, Your Neighbors - An Enjoyable And Instructive Day Awaits You FEB. 8 What About... SOYBEANS, The Cinderella Crop ? REGISTRATION AWARDS 9 A.M. - Tractor Radio 1 P.M. - Treatment Oiler Given by Pamline Windup Award - Portable TV YOUR HOSTS : THESE SUPPLIERS AND THEIR AREA DEALERS SMITH DOUGLASS I 4UI5-CHAIMERS Kftll *4M( t* MlMCiQl KtUAfKH BEHLEN J

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