The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 25, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 25, 1961
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x -5 Dept. of History and Des Moines 19, Iowa By Buss Waller Mf, and Mrs. frank Vera will have as guests for the summer, their two grandchildren, Jbe and Tom Hutchinson from ScottsdaleJ Aria. Joe, who is 10, .and Tom, who is 6,- are making the trip from Arizona via train— and all alone. Each has a tag of identification around his neck, rind they will be on the train two days and; a night, to arrive at Mason City where their grandparents are to meet them. The tegs ,ar,e required by the railroad, and also the ability ,of the travelers to ,tell their name,and home address, and wha is going 'to meet them as Mason City. Their mother is Elvie Vera, Hutchinson. ' ' ,-,' * • ' • • <: ;• OUr local Toasirnasiers Club bulletin tells of the Indian chief/ loafing at his tepee, wheri^ah eastern gorgetter- came by, arid inquired' why the chief didn't get ; a ' job. ','Why?" grunted ,$he chief. "You 'cbiild earn a lot' of money", said the visitor; "Why?" asked the chief. "You. .could, save your: money, and then retire and you/wouldn't have to work anymore" 'said the .go-getter. "Not Working now" said the chief/ ': , • Y...» \ .»/'•. . . I There are numerous angles to all the trouble down in Alabama. One .that seems ; to us pr,etty unnecessary, is' to have, 'a group of college •.. students, especially 18 year-old girls, leave their classes and start riding a, bus into neighboring ?. states, advertising , the whole thing ahead of "time and inviting! trouble. '.Between' the "Freedom Riders" and the "Hate Bus 1 '; we have two opposite poles of thought — ahii the net result is a pack ;,of. trouble that gives 'the entire nation a blackeye everywhere. It is ho excuse for a gang of thugs, "either, who burned a bus and invaded bus stations, to make trouble. But it would seem • that a couple of '18 year-old 'girls presumed to' b^e,^ attending college in Nfl8hvJUe to .,'s,hpula""remain in, college;* or telse< -someone , should reithem,'good,> sound s ~~*--'*''* we heard from the East Side Ladies fdi%dlr,& Noisernaking So- 1 ciety.; Haye^they ceased to function? .'.".•< We don't know how many ot our readers .follow '^Washington Highlights" oh our editorial page each week, but we'd just like to say that the author, who airmails his cbpy to us from Washington each issue, is one. of only 24 -reporters accredited to make the trip with Vice President Johnson into Southeast Asia this past week. His column is therefore missing, this issue, but next weeK he'll have a first-hand report on the trip. * » . ,* Which is the largest family in Kossuth County? Manager Ray Langfitt of the Algona Theatre is offering a free family admission to the largest county, family to see "The Trapp Family", coming soon to the Algona Theatre. The Trapp Family is also rather large, as movie-goers will find out. Anyway, if you think your family may be the county's largest, just send your name, and names pf all. members of the family with ages, to either this newspaper or to the Algona Theatre. That's all there is to it— and it might mean a free 'family show. * • * We don't know where you call, but if you'dial Cy. 4-2520 you get a tape recording on the virtue of traffic safety. . .as we found out when we were asked to call that number. * * * One local gentleman has trifocal glasses. He explains this by pointing out that two focals are for his own use, and the third one is adjusted to the eyes of his wife, Economical fellow, isn't he? « * * That was a nice tribute ana broadcast, Tuesday noon, over WHO from the West Bend Grotto. We live so close to it, here, that we often overlook the fact that it is one of the rarities ot the world. * * * A local salesman, returning home a bit earlier from out-of- town than expected, decided to surprise his wife. He stopped and picked UP a pre-prepared chicken dinner with the trimmings, took it home, set the table, and then waited in the dark for the little woman (who also works) to show ub. When SHE got through work she drove by the house, saw it was dark, and thinking her husband was not yet home wem downtown and ate in a restaurant! Hubby's • reaction? "That's the last time J'U ever do THAT!" l man tithe* ha* *9 light or tl|» learn to rwnl ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered u Mcond daw nutter »i,th» pottorflc* at AifoMi Iowa. Nov. i, IBM. under Act ol CdBffeM of Mwoh 3. ICTi. J|IOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1961 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 21 round Plan Cresco Afi&D Club Charter Members 'Eight charter members of the Crescp Mothers and Daughters Club were honored, guests at, a meat- ing of 4hat organization May 10 at the home-of Mrs Ray Metzen. The meeting also marked the^ fortieth anniversary,of the club's founding. • ' ' ' The Eight charter members present are shown above. They are, front row, left to right, Mrs BeH Moore, Mrs Lloyd Wellendorf, Mrs Mary Miller and Mrs Mildred Eraser. Back row, left Jo right, Mrs Will Runchey, Mrs Allan Miner, Mrs Nell Potter and Mrs Cora Martin. There are several other charter members still living "Who'were'not'at the meeting. ' ' ' ' At the present time, the club has 35 members. (UDM Engraving) Contest Opens .T ' l>» I IJ" -' To Pick Miss 'Some yery luclcy' "Kossuth county girt between the ages of 18 and 28 might winS up. with a free trip to the Miss America Pageant at .Atlantic City, N.- J., during the Labor Day weekend this year—due to a contest being sponsored here by the -Algona Jay Gees. ,' Jim Kersbergen, chairman, announced plans for the first Miss Kossuth County Pageant this week arid he and his committee rhembers hope that many entries are received for the local Contest, which will be held Saturday, June 17. An official entry blank for the contest will be found in today's Upper Des Moines—-and it is important that entries be filed soon. The JayCees have not set a deadline for entries, but will announce the final date soon. Preliminary judging . in the Kossuth Pageant, which will be held in the Algona high school auditorium, will be held before the fin'als. The Kossuth winner will advance to the State Contest at Clear Lake in July and the state winner in turn will repre^ sent Iowa in the Miss America Pageant. Entrants must be single (and' never married) and will be judged on beauty and talent, including dancing, singing (classical, semi-classical or popular), playing a musical instrument or dramatics, etc. The .national winner receives, among other things, a $10,000 scholarship and reigns for a full year as Miss America, It was pointed out by JayCee committee members that a girl does not have to enter herself in the Kossuth Pageant — she can be entered by a sponsor and trophies I will be awarded for first and second place. Entry_ blanks should be mailed to Jim Kersbergen, ^Hillcrest Trdiler . Jerry' 1 " Steit, co-chairriian; Jlrri i@q$fn, entries; iJarry Johnson, slaguig; and Richard Perry, advertising and ' publicity. Plan Hour And Employee Cut, Liquor Stores While no formal public word has-been annouced; it was unofficially learned Tuesday - that 'operating 'appropriations 'for the State Liquor Commission have been cut by a half million dollars, and that as a result all part time state' store employees will be laid off and store hours for the public changed to from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Governor Norman Erbe • and the State Liquor Commission have been engaged in a controversy as to what happens to samples of liquor furnished the state by distilleries. Governor Erbe is a Republican, the State Liquor Commission majority are Democrats. Most; of the estimated 120 employees to be laid off were appointed under the present commission. To Start Use Of New Church First .services in the new Algona Presbyterjan church at State and Main Streets, in the east part of Algqna, will be held this coming Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Graduating seniors will be honored at the service. Francis Kuhi i Dies; Funer Funeral services " for Francis Kuhn; 70, Windom, Minn., retired farmer and former Algona resident, were held Monday afternoon in • McGullough's -Funeral Chapel. Rev. Ronald Baustain pf St.; Thomas Episcopal "church officiated arj,d,burial was in Rev- erview cemetery.' ' Pallbearers were members ot the American Legion. ., Mr. Kuhn died Friday at Veteran's hospital at -Sioux , Falls, South Dakota, where he has been a patient for a week. He 'was. born 'Sept.: 22, 1890 al Algona to Joseph Edmund and Jennie Thompson .Kuhn, anp grew'lip here. He was a veteran of World War I. He was never married. Surviving are .four brothers; William of Algona, Elmer, Windom, Minn., John, Be.llevue, Nebraska, and Frank of Stark, Florida; and one sister, Mrs. Harvey (Maude) Jergenson of Algona. A brother, Harry, preceded him in death. Expect Over Little League f Plans for Algona's gigantic City Summer Playground Program for 1961 were announced Tuesday— and- indications are that there will be plenty of activities to keep the children busy much of the time. According tp Everett Barr, chairman of , the Algona Playground Committee, there will be handicrafts, swimming arid .all kinds of sports for boys arid girls. • : ' Several interested men attended a little. league meeting at the city hall Tuesday evening. Leon Vanjv. Garrigan high school bas- kejt[ali ; ,:. coach .who will run the program arid the morning play- grojirid /setup, and Barr were in charge" of/ the meeting. !'; i Plan Three Leagues -There will be three leagues— '$& (same as during past seasons. Bdys are being grouped by grades, with'-boys entering third ana fourth' grade, fifth and sixth grade and' seventh' and eighth in the" fall to play in separated, leagues. Equipment for tearns will be issued Monday afternoon at Bai-r's insurance office at 9 North Dodge street. Team rosters will also be released ' to coaches at that time. To date, 103 boys have signed up for third and fourth grade plqy and 101 have signed, up for fifth and sixth grade competition. Entry blanks from .the" seventh and eighth ' graders have not all been collected. League play -Will pfegiri the .week of June 12, with teach .team;* slated to play at least 6n&,iame.i£iach ; Week. ^^ An honor' shared by only 13 college students in the nation had been bestowed upon an Algona young man, James Lichter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lichter. He has been awarded a three- year fellowship under the National Defense Education Act, with a grant of $2,000 the first year, $2,200 the second year, and $2,400 the third year as a graduate student in physics toward a PhD degree at Fordham University in New York. Selection of Fordham was his own choice. James is a graduating student with a physics major at Loras College, Dubuque, this spring. Purpose of the fellowship is to assist graduate students to prepare for teaching or government service. But there is more than just the fellowship in the story about James. He is the eldest of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Lichter, and in a large family the quest of a college education Casey Loss On High Committee State Representative Casey Loss, Algona, has been named as secretary of the state legislature's interim committee, appointive group that functions between legislative sessions on matters that need specific, immediate action, particularly in the field of appropriations, handling emergency fund allotments. , , *. girls sbflpall signap indicates that 63. girls will participate - in • the third, fourth and fifth grade league .and 87 will play in the sixth, seventh, eighth and -ninth grade loop. The morning handicraft pro gram will begin June 12 for six We'eks: Mary Ann Cole will be in charge from 9 to 11:45 a.m., Monday 'through Friday. Miss Cole will also supervise the wading' pool • each' afternoon at the Athletic Park. The morning playground program will also begin June 12| It will run for six weeks, Monday through Friday from 9 to. 11:45 a.m. t and 'all sorts of sports will be taught and supervised. Pool Opens June 9 The swimming pool is slated to open June 9. Beanie Cooper, football and track coach at Gar- •rigan, will serve as manager. An advance sale of season tickets will be held •at the pool offict June 6-7, with prices set as follows: 11 and under, $3.50; 12-16, $4.50; and 17 and over, $5.50 Regular prices, 50 cents above the pre-season price, will go into effect June 8th Single admission prices at the pool will be 25 cents, under 12 and 50 cents, over 12. Towels will rent for 15 cents and suits for 25 cents. • Lifeguards this summer wil include Bill Kraft, Ben Herbst Pat Cowan and Reb Johnson anc Siri Norton will serve as basket girl The pool will open each day at 2 p.m. and close at 8:45 p.m. Red Cross lifesaving lessons will begin July 10 and last for four weeks. Yessir, it looks like a busy summer in Algona. Algona Taxes Average For Area Cities fllty 1 County. Bounty ashool' iv, (i > Tt&if 1 .' -'-r .• v -''tt»6eo* - •i § ttj 4 . i .,jfl',_, '** -m .*, ••:$&%* $#. • ««? i* $6,600 Graduate Scholarship In Physics To Algona Youth James Lichter coupled with ordinary living expenses is not ~ an easy problem to solve. Perhaps it is because the education did not come easy that James has turned in such an outstanding record, .one of 13 that is recognized by the U.S. government itself as worthy, of further help. And Fordham, too, must feel the same way. All tuition and fees Have been Waived by the University in his case. Last Summer, and this summer too, he will work as a mathemnr tician at the Naval Ordance Laboratory at Silver Springs, Md. This'su'mmer he'is being assigned to the aerodynamics, laboratory division.,." '.' ; ' James is a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy'in Algona, and by dint of working and saving, with all the help possible from home, he entered Loras. His four years there, and his recently announced national fellowship award, are a tribute to the local young man's efforts in his own behalf. <•> - - * He .'expects n to "enter government lervicfl atter -His three years at Fordham. • , ,' June 1 Deadline To Sign For Farm Program Corn and grain Sorghum producers of Kossuth County were reminded this week by the ASC Office in .Algona that only a' few more days remain for signing up to participate in the 19,61- feed grain prograih'.>tV' ''•&•' .-•''"•'• The :deai^in^:for^|Sgnjng.up is', A comparison of taxes collectible in 1960 and 1961 for various cities in Iowa shows those being paid by Algona. cifizeris are about average'for this area of the state. -, Tlje total roiUage levy for 41fona increased from 76.085 mills nn 1960 to 82.919 in 1961. Highest miliage- levy in the state in 1960 was in Ames, with 120.835. Highest total miliage levy in 196,1 was Urbandale with 129. 718. Urbandale is a suburb of pea Moines. The breakdown of various 4evjes ghown below is for various cities in this general area pf the statfe, and is given only for purposes of comparison. . R. I. Anderson, chairman of the county ASC committee. "We know there are still many fdrm-; ers who intend to get into the program but have delayed signing up. These farmers should come in at once to prevent a last minute rush." Chairman Anderson pointed out that farmers intending to sign up should keep in mind that the deadline date is June 1 ana that the county office is closed on Saturday. The office, will also be closed on Memorial Day, May 30, which is a legal holiday. Regular office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Monday through Friday. To date the county office has accepted signed applications on 2,542 farms, diverting 65,388 acres of feed grain from production. This so far represents 76 per cent of the farms in compliance with the program. Parade, Talk To Be Feature Here Memorial Day The annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies ut Riverview cemetery will 'be held here next Tuesday, May 30. The American Legion and VFW posts are sponsoring the event. The parade, which will include members of the sponsoring organizations and the National Guard Unit, will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Legion Hall. The procession will head, east on State street and north on Phillips street to the cemetery. Fr. John Waite of Bancroft will be the featured speaker at Riverview. The regular early morning services are also scheduled^-at 6:30 a.m. north of Algona on the new bridge, at 7 a.m. at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary cemetery. There will also be an observance at the St. Benedict cemetery at 8 Swea City Host To Rally Day, 4-H Girls, On May 27 Five. Kossuth County 4-H •• girls will be competing for county 4-H offices for the coming year on Saturday, May 27 at the county girls' 4-H Rally Day announced Avis Lettow, county extension home economist. The meeting will be held at the Swea City School with 4-H girls, their leaders, parents,, .friends in attendance. and special :The c'ah'didates dor county 1 office*/: are Kathleen Eden,' Buffalo vBo^st^^liuiiilU^iCrB^lanii''???^'* 'mary"'ttiscfii"'CrVs^o-'Cnumsf* v AU- drey Gardner, Plum Creek Elite Old 20 Foot Well Opens Up On Swea Farm The Mervin Johnsons who farm north of Swea City got quite a surprise recently. They discovered an old, abandoned well in their yard when the cover over it evidently rotted away and caved in. The well is at least 20 feet deep and it bad 16 feet of water in it. The family, including three small children, had walked and driven over the spot many tim«i. Drivers Charged After Weekend County Mishaps Two drivers were cnarged with failing to have control of their vehicles following three mishaps in the county during the weekend. Elmer T. Green, 25, Britt, and James Meinders, 28, Buffalo Center, were the men charged, Green suffered a cut right leg when the station wagon he was driving missed a curve a mile south of Ledyard on. a blacktop road at 4 a.m. Saturday, The vehicle rolled into the west ditch and sustained an estimated $300 damage. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorsi investigated the mishap. Meindurs was charged after his auto struck another car driven by Louis(J S. Mechlcr, 65, Titonka, near Titonka at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Mechlcr auto slowed when it met a truck coming on a bridge and Meinders -was unable to stop. Patrolman Bill Tordoff investigated and estimated damage to the Mechler auto at $400, while the other vehicle was demolished. Erwin W. Chase, 46, Mason City, escaped injury when the pickup he was driving upset in a ditch a mile north of St. Joe on highway 169 at 7 p.m. Friday. The Chase vehicle pulled out to pass another vehicle. Chase noticed an auto coming from the opposite direction and as he attempted to pull back into his own lane of- traffic, the pickup swerved, ran 'across the highway and overturned. The pickup was a total loss, according to Tordoff, who investigated. There- were no charges filed. and LeOta Ann Voss, LuVernQ Live Wires. ' Kathleen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Eden, Titonka, is to her fifth year aS a 4-H club member. She is active in junior leaders and is a sophomore at the Titonka High School, Where she is active in vocal music activities and declamation. She. also takea part in churclj .activities. .; ;' ;: . lAicille is ''th6 daughter of .Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gade, Algona. Nels Isaacson Takes 2 Firsts For Photo Work Nels Isaacson, Algona photographer, won first place in two categories of judging al the Professional Photographers of Iowa contest at Des Moines Monday. Isaacson, who has won numcr- our awards in recent years, took first in direct color portraits of women. lit also took an honorable mention award in direct color portraits of men and direct color, groups. Marlene Frambach of Algona placed second in hand coloring, transparent, at the same contest^ A former Algonan, Bill Fuller, Jr., now a photographer at Ft. Dodge, received a second, third and honorable mention •'HlgH "School" in band arid -vocal music. As a seven year 4-H'er, she" has held several local offices and belongs to junior leaders. Rosemary's parents are Mr. and Mrs. John Gisch of Algona. She is a junior at Garrigan high, school where she takes part in band, speech and the school newspaper. She is 'an active seven year 4-H member and takes part in junior leader activities. LeOta is also a seven year 4-H- 'er. Her parents are Mr. and M!rs. John Voss, Jr. of LuVerne. She is a junior at LuVerne and is active in school and church activities. Audrey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gardner, Algona. She is a seven year club member and a junior in the Durt High School activities. 3 Delegates To State F-B Meet Clarence Brandt, Titonka, county Farm Bureau vice president of Kossuth will attend the Iowa Farm Bureau Midsummer Conference in Des Moines Juno 1-2 to help plan the organization's policy development procedures. As chairman of Kossuth County Farm Bureau's resolutions committee, Brandt will be in charge of policy development Others attending the conference from Kossuth County will include: Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton, president; and Harry Naff- zigcr, LuVerne, voting delegate. P.O. To Close The Algona Post Office will bo closed all day Tuesday, May 30, Decoration Day. There will be no windows open nor any mail deliveries of any kind. The lobby will be open for box holders. All mail will be dispatched ana worked as usual. BRIDE and GROOM '•* Today's Upper Des Moines includes a special 6-page section devoted io June ' and summer Brides and Grooms, with one young couple from this area who plan a summer wedding representing the typical preliminaries common to most couples about to wed. We think you'll enjoy it. and call your special attention to the section.

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