The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 28, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 28, 1961
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- ' By RUss Walter '- * ' f« • , A former/Algona pasior, .Bar, 0, W. Brand who went'from here fa the Forest City Methodist church, hasWeen tehtatiyely de 1 - signated as executive director ot a, new' Meth6dist:.home' /of the agecj td'be; constructed at Mason City. He is slated to begin his •*«"/: dtities Octo'ber 1. The hpme s-f open to all., senior citizens; there'are np" church afflli* „ ation barriers, . - ' _., ' , *•'•''• 7, The air raid shelter in ihe back yard of Dr. C ( ,C. Shle^rk,',Algona jnayor, is now-completed. .It is .,- ' open .for inspection; >if you wish - to take a peek, it is added. However no effort Has been made to stock it ,with the basic hecessi- ,, ties advocated , by civil defense; that can be done-pretty fast, provided you have them in the kitchen, we", presume. No open ' house-is planned! JJ6W TlMES r CHANGE DEPT. The 'Cincinnati Reds 'looked like the worst major team going, in spring drills. Yet -it seems certain its) the Yankees versus the Reds, in the World. Series. And we'll take the Yankees . . . . , Before- Prohibition, the WCTU was the most active fprce in behalf of temperance. Today, although many don't know it, the most active force is the U. S. Brewers> Foundation, an organization financed by the brewer, ies. This unit has its own field men who scout "taverns, Ipok for* . pppr management' and law .violation's, and in some cases have ac- •tually brought pressure to "bear to eliminate taverns or change ownerships through ability to cut off the source of supply. The Foundation wants to sell its product, but is Well aware of the public reaction vyhen abuses occur. ,, j\ . ^ , It used to" be" that belonging »to a fraternity or sorority in a col- ,.. Jege. ore university was^the roost expensive way to live. Now in the "dormitory era" with the plush establishments being operated on most campuses, the dormitory on-campus is more expensive than belonging to the fraternity or sorority. Parents with children attending universities or colleges today are pretty well aware of the costs < of higher education. At public .institutions the rise in the same period has been from $78 to $215 a semester or quarter in tuition. : . At Iowa's three > state schools, the nine-month dormitory cost alone is just under $900, or about $100 a month. This includes most meals, of course— •».*'» The cost of going io college has far outstripped the rise in the general cost of living. - • '•, * •'' • • Most of us hope thai if more so "desires, a'way can be found to include: the Whittemore public school area in the Algona district. Prior to July 1, 1962, the Whittemore district must- be revised to meet state requirements, Perhaps ihe problems are insurmountable, but if we .can't manage to meet on a common 1 ground as between school districts, then we might jUst as well give up trying 'to solve, the problem of East and Wsfct .Berlin, , In the!ewe pf Whittemore, it seems that they have about three MTABLISHED 1863 Briui* U ftcoiuf turn mittt* it ti» jxrttotfie* a* AlWAfc Iowa, Nov. 1, ISO, uttdet AM at CotitrtM 6t Mirth ), It7>. ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER ?8, 1961 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 39 Board Invited «* -' •*„) • -. ^ ( v; •> ,*', i v *^ To Discuss School Problem . .' ' An mvlfaiibn has'beert extended in a leflei- front the Algona School Disttid divfttorfciihffluah Supt. of Schools O. B. Laing, lo'SUpt. Led Morman 6f the Whiilemore school board and the di- rtetojfs of that board; to visit with the Algona board, if interested, , on the subject of what might be done to eventually include the Whiilemore district in the Algona distirct. 'The letter will be presented to the Whitiemore board at their next meeting, which .will be October 5, Supt, Morman said yesterday. — Members of the Whitiemore board are Leonard Elbert, presldent/Elmer Anliker, Jerry Zatloukah Russ Medin and Mil- ' ion Espe. , '' The contact Was authorized on behalf of the Algona district % at an Algona board meeting last week. Whiiiemore is faced with the ptoblem of realigning itself in a larger district, meeting stale • requirements, by nexrfuly 1. Algona To Host ISO Future Teachers Unit Wilbur W. Fatfca , ( Algona will be host, Saturday, Sept. - 30, to, a meeting? of the lfor$h 'Central Future. Teachers' Association. 4 Over 150 ' students ape* expected at~ "Algbna high, where the faceting is slated. The business meeting will be held in the morning, and nomih- ating speeches for district offi- 'cers • will ; be given. ; After dinner. at the Annex -the afternoon program^ and ejection will take place. •' ' On the speaking program are Wilbur W. Fatka, principal of the junipr high ,at Estherville. His subject will' be "Why I am proud to. be, a school teacher." , • ','.; '.,' Also ' on the program .will be Miss Marie Perkins, supervisor of the ISEA employment information service, and FTA consultant. Her topic will be "High schooj FTA." " • , .,-'•• , Miss Katherine Sorensen,' district FTA' sponsor, and a member of the Algona school faculty, is in charge of arrangements for the meeting. • (UDM Engraving) CROP Meeting Oct. 10, To Open County Drive • •alternatives, i :<4iitriqt with work out a new' West Bend. 2— out a new district with Al- gone. 3~have all of their high school students become tuition pupils school, in an accredited '•'"H high At B wceati'jolnt meeiin? of county bpardai, of education, It was freely admitted (off the rec. ord) that the ffityre seems to in? dicate that most counties of average population will wind up with one big high school, or at the most two. If that is the 'case, school districts making any move today would probably do well to anticipate the' 'trend and save time and money a few years from now. Mojjefn transportation has brought almost every from the, Jujme only minutes schopl of choice. '' When |be old »*w»n» went on Parade 'at the repent Old Settlers and Threshers Ass'n meeting af Mount pleasant, Iowa, on? of those present was Leo chter of Algona— one of the of the old-time threshing ma- owners. * * Fam«u» La»| th. fu ni bolh»rlng Line >, U few* th» JJev. Evan Rputh, Good Hope pastor. Kossuth chairman for th6 1961 drive for CROP, has called a county meeting in the Town Hall at Burt Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 8 p'.m., '*pr township chairmen, canvassers and others interested, Sheriff Called Td Investigate . Ledyard Theft - Sheriff Ralph Lindh'orst has continued investigation- of a break-in at Jthe Ledyard Community , school, . which, was reported to his office Wednesday morning, Sept. 20. Hot ' lunch workers^ discovered the 'break-in when they reported- for worA at-7:30 a.m; the'following morning. 'Thieves took about. $ cash from the., isuperintendent's and secretary's 'office. •' Entrance .was gained by p?y- ing open the -spUth! do6r of • the building, then the' same 'method .was.used, to .get into the offices Sheriff Lindhorst',- stated, this week . that r .schools 'at' Fertile Hanlontpwn', arid : .'Floyd ; .Were broken .into, the same night 'and thieves used the same method"tb gain entrance to the buildings. " Guard Unit A?signments ,for communities; and the various organizations will be completed, and the county goal breakdown announced. Last year lowans contributed commodities valued at $62,658 and a total of cash and commodities of $129,066. Kossuth's totai contribution'last year was $1305. CROP maHe§ its distribution to foreign countries under -the Church World Service. Ai4 li sent to refugee groups and disaster areas, and in the 14 years CROP has existed $19 million has been contributed. G.O.P, Women To Host Governor Here On Oct. 10 county lean have wpmen slated of the a dinner meeting arid program for Tuesday, Qct. itl, starting at 6:30 p.m in the high schopl Annex here at which time Governor Norman Erbe is to be present and speak. Tickets "are now on sale at $2 each, with Mrs. Marc Moore of Algona and Mrs. Chris Dahl ot Fenton in charge pf sales. Mrs Pichard Thpreson of Algona is in charge of program arrangements. Taxation problems were indicated to be the governor's theme here, ' ! Algona's National Guard Tmit got in a little unexpected (but very valuable) experience -Wednesday higHt, 'Sept. 20,t 'when '.a .practice alert, which came .as a complete surprise, resulted,in a hurry-up call to members 'from Algona, Spencer, Fenton, Elmore,' ' .Woden, \Forest City, 'Rockwell,,. Corwith, .Klemme, Renwick," West Bend and several other communities ' " ' The response by Guard members was., great .—: wifti 80 percent of the'.meri reporting lor .duty. Members were called from, movies, bowling alleys,; «, the I homes ; of frieMs .*-• land some.' s|iow4d up at the 'local''armory With'girl, friends, who unfortunately had to wait in autos. until 1 the drill was .over. Lt. Col. JameVf'Ianagsjrii B,oone, battalion , commander, arrived_ in 7,:45'p.m. and immediately contacted Maj. Warren Nelson, battalion exec officer. The two of- licers then proceeded to' call the alert. Unable to contact Lt, Dave Merryman, lopal. comniander, who was at a meeting,: they managed to reach S/Sgt. Gerald Streit and informed -him that, the alert would begin at 8UO p.m. It. did. • Unit members who reported did so from scattered areas within an hour and a half —' and they proceeded to get individual- weapons and field equipment ready for possible use, as they would if the alert had been, for real. ; Guard officials stated that is is probable the practice alerts might be called at various time in' the future — in preparation for possible enemy attack. Thermometer In Ups And Downs During Week With ups and downs (thermometer-wise) prevalent, it was apparent in Kpssuth county this week that winter is npt far away (unless we're very lucky). A great variety of highs and lows were registered during the week, with the most noticeable change occuring between Sept. 21 and 22 when the highs were 78 and 52—quite, a dip. It stayed cool for a couple of more days, then went up to 70 Sept. 26, according to the official weather station, KLGA. Lows ranged from 38 degrees Sept. 23 and 2f to 52 Sept. 21. Here are the readings: H -i-78 — 52 Sept.. 23 ------- 51 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 24 25 26 27 59 59 70 L 52 51 33 40 39 38 46 .18 Tr Total rainfall during the seven days topped a half-inch. Collection Of Historical Items Begins Over 100 persons attended? a pot luck dinner and meeting tnat followed, held Saturday. eVefling at the. fairgrounds, by thV'Kds-. suth County Historical jSowejtV. It was "antique dotituum" night, and the'resppnse'W'as.gooa, so good that if and when a/itKftirt- ty 'ca|iCbf|es*- tablished there is -already/ a IgoolJ collection pf items of historical value and interest ready forms'* play. , .»'-.; f '' 1? '\ • Here are a few, 6* the iterfia'db- nated Saturday } evening 1 ; *•' |<T, 1—A saucer, 'donated 'byfMfs. Claude Dearch?—owhed .''by 'Mrs. •Fletcher Hofius wHo V -lived t; ln Union'.Twp.' •'•< '?"•. 2—A silverware' tray donated by Mrs. Arthur BenschpteV,' vised by Hollis 'J. Gilbert whb,,cam> jto Kossuth County, in 18"70 irt»5iVcov- ered wagon. > ' J < ) ' 3—A large'hay knife/cjonated by Lawrence Winkle, 'ojMnally owned and used by Charlevv-^ta- mus of ;Algona. • ' '•'*•'' ''* ." < 4—A brass whale lamp^—dig- played by Kenneth Harri^.'';- L S —Old Algona' papers—Donated by- Ethel Potter.' . • ! *> -. 6—A World War One Uniforfti —donated by Harold Hutchina and worn by Loren S. Minkler 1500 Musicians In 21 Coming To Get 7 Festival Queens, Parade, Nile Program Are Scheduled Reeled County A.S.C. Leaders in 1917-1918 7 — Husking hooks, donated by Dave Leffeft. 8-:-A homemade pair of ancient skates and a hap4 made iron animal trap — donated by Mr. and Mrs. .Frank Ryersons of Burt. Used by his father and grandfather in Pennsylvania.', -, 9— A book pf World War,',One pictures donated by MiltoiV Nbi;- ton. . .J 10 — A hay fork and shovel; 01 wood — donated by Mrs. W." JF. Bourne — and used by -her father E. H. Goodman who came to th| country in ,1886 from New HampJ shire. i . ' y- h ' •' ' The log cabin,, said', to' f be first ^ . At the organization meeting of townships delegates to the county ASC (Agricultural • Soil Conserva- t'ion) conclave here, Saturday, all present county-level officers ^ returned to tHeir positions. haye a new rpof'and'Hoor project of'cte ter Schoby,X^nd club committee headed P. Dorweiler. ' v / It is hoped that when, renovated the cabin can- ,bej 'used for storage of the collection ,'pf' pioneer items. Program ' numbers includec community singing and talks by Ray McTYhorter, Harold 'Hutch- Ins, Mrs! C. C. Inman, Angus Cotton and Richard 'M. Anderson A.T. Of Lone Rock Funeral services for Arthur T, Paulson, 80, who farmer in the Seneca area until three years agq when he moved to Lone' pock, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at ;he Garry Funeral Home, 'Bancroft. Rev. H. A. Reymeh, \Nevada, former Methodist minister at Seneca, officiated and''burial followed at Greenwood township cemetery. Pallbearers were Roger Menz, Bernard Pettit, Raymond Ber;um and Cecil Baldwin. Mr. Paulson died*of a cerebral lemhprrage at his home at Lone lock at 10:45 a,.m. Sunday. j[e had been, ill for several months, recently underwent surgery at Sstherville and had returned, to Us home to cpnvalesce. He wds- apparently recovering satisfactor- ly when he died suddenly. Mr. Paulson was married to Wary Emma Hoeck Mar. 25, 1916 it Cedar Rapids and farmed in he Seneca area fpr many years, ie also served as township assessor fpr fpur years, was clerk of the tpwnship many years and served fpr II years ,as secretary pf -the Seneca schopl board. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Ruby (Mrs. Jphn Dix- pn), Lone Rock, a son, Glen, Dy- art, apd two grandchildren. St. Ann Group Begins New Year A St. Ann Hpspital Auxiliary jrogram and party was held Sept. 26, a successful beginning *pr the new chjb year. Leo Cassel, local attorney was featured speaker. Prizes fpr card games were donated by Graham's, Davis 'aint Store, Carspns, Fowlers and Hpnsbrucn , Djrug. Bridge >rizes were wpji by, high, Mar- Fefris; low,'Mary Schmitt, 500, Agnes Riding, high, and >w. Curtis Haahr • In the larger picture are, .left to right,' Kenneth Stray er and Andrew Reising, alternate, members of the cpunty commii|,te,ei..Don Bollig of Seneca, regular member, George Wolfe of Algona, named vice presi- denj,'r and ft. ; .J; 1 , Anderson, Ledyard/ county chairman. ' • „ Curtis Haahr, county office manager. (Completing, his first -year, was rertiapied to that position which he took -over, after the resignation of Virgil Rohlf. 11 Groups Will Shared 5, 605 United Fund Uleven organizations are designated to receive, funds as a result of a United Fund of Algona campaign, which will take place here during the month of October, Perry Collins will serve as campaign director and a total quota for the drive has been set $15,605, according to rtlett,. . United Fund president ere. Largest, individual organization budget approved was $2,575 foi the Boy Scouts. Other varying amounts, will go to the Red Cross, prirl Scouts, Algona Charities, Salvation- Army, Mental Health Association, Kossuth County jQyncil for Retarded Children, Children's Home Society. Heart and Polio. A total Hummingbird Happy To Be With Family Again Life in a glass house, can sometimes prove wearing even for those ,who don't throw stones. At least that seems tp be the re- actipn of the celebrity who spent a week meeting the public at the Algona , library. . The "celebrity'' js a tiny hummingbird' and the • "glass, house" is an 'erstwhile pie case. Aftef the week in which 210 callers, .came' ito view, the d|sp'lay;?':the hum- lingbirdi.began (to; act f droopy so i-^wds 1 taken back'^to th'e homd of Mr. arid Mrs. 'Clyde Dudley at Irvington. . ;, ' Mrs. Dudley, -who., t^a^hes, the spe6ial school for r.eiar'de'd' children at Algona, found the hummingbird during a storm. She revived the bird and fed it with an eye dropper. Soon it was flying around the house as if li owned the place and it made no attempts to escape. When it was decided to share the bird with young nature lov- ers, very luxurious quarters were fixed for it in the library's children's department. The pie case has three sides of glass for viewing and in it were placed spine branches pf twigs, ' a dish 'for bathing and some vials filled ijvith honey and water. For both aesthetic pleasure . and nourish- rtient a bouquet of flowers' was * .. All available literature on hummingbirds was 'placed ' nearby and .the children 'were enchanted' with it. .But the hum m'ingbird seemed homesick. Back at the Dudleys again, the bird perked up. Once more he has the 'full run of the house and it' makes its little whirring Sounds as it perches on the Dtidr ley's shoulders and fingers. The bird has sprouted a couple of new bright red feathers, among the once all-darjc ones. According to hummingbird information, this means it is becoming an adult. Embezzlement Cost Banks In Kossuth County $636 The recent embezzlement pf $2 million at the Sheldon National Bank has cost 11 banks in Kossuth County a total of $636.04. County Treasurer R o s e 11 a Voigt said that this amount was recently forwarded to the state treasurer. The amount levied against each bank was based on the amount of public funds on deposit in each bank, The money is needed to reimburse the state sinking fund which must remain at a statutory limit of $100,000. The fund was depleted by $63,288.98 as a result of the embezzlement. All Iowa banks were assessed .0261 percent of the public funds they had on deposit as of June 30. Individual bank .assessments Iowa State Bank, Alg. —.$153.27 Security State, Alg. 117.40 Bancroft Farmers & Traders - 49.55 Burt Savings Bank 35.75 State Bank of Ledyard ... 33.73 Lone Rock Bank 35.46 Farmers State, LuVerne _ 37.14 45.13 56.23 20.85 of'$1,140 is tabbed for campaign expenses, etc.."„ proposed budget for the djiye was presented by a study committee, composed of Chair- nan Eugene Hutchins, Jeanne 3angs, Russ Buchanan, John Claude, Barbara Haggard, Gordon Hall, Ted Herbst, Jim Kolp, Sugene Murtagh, Dr. C. L. Plott, Ooris Potter, Dorothy Parsons, ft A- Winkel, Inez Wolfe, Colins and Bartlett. The United Fund campaign, as ian41ed here, is designed to cut h.9 number Of fund drives held Knnually to one—and the funds ajre, then paid by check to the mrious organizations as set up the budget group. \l is nor- fcicked-off with a drive in feujiness district and follow- the residential canvass. Swea City State Bank ._. Titonka Savings Bank — Exchange State, Wesley __ Farmers State, Whittemore 51.53 The sinking fund protects public deposits, and this is the first time in many years that any assessment has beSn necessary. Demo Women To Meet, October 3 Kossuth County Democratic Women will have a luncheon at Van's Cafe, Algona, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 1:15 p.m. Bridge and 500 will be in play. The luncheon is being sponsored by the Burt- Lone Rock Democratic Women and there will be a speaker. Reservations must be in by Saturday, Sept. 30, and guests are welcome. Mrs. Ppn Prieskorn, Algona, may be contacted for reservations. Admission, including the luncheon, will be 2nd Payment Of '61 Taxes Due Unpaid second installments on personal and property taxes due in 1961 will become 1 delinquent Oct. 1, County Treasurer Rosella Voigt reminded taxpayers today. A three-quarter of on? percent penalty will be assessed for tardy payments in October and foi each month -following. Persons who are in doubt about the amount they owe in taxes are invited to call at the treasurer's office. Taxpayers are reminded that the off ice'will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, the last day before taxes become delinquent.' 3 Lakota Youfhs Fined Here In Justice Court Several, broken windows in the Lakota high school building and theft of some gasoline from the Paul Koppen farm near Lakota resulted in fines for three Lakota youths, James Bierstedt, Robert Stephen and Benjamin Busch, in Justice Delia Welter's court here Monday. Bierstedt and Stephan were each fined $25 and costs and will also pay for the $50 damage to windows at the school. The pair admitted breaking the windows Thursday lyght, Sept. 14. Stephan and Busch admitted stealing the gasoline Sept. 15 and were each fined $5 and costs. The gasoline was taken out of a barrel in a field on the Koppen farm. The youths reportedly admitted breaking the windows in a statement to the Lakota mayor and marshal and County Attorney Gordpn Win^el filed fefor- mation in the matter, Twenty-one ' bands have . ac« cepted the invitation to partict- ' pale here Saturday, Oct. 7, in the 13th annual Kossuth Band Fejh. tival, it was stated yesterday | Bill Steele, secretary . ' $> Chamber of Commerce. ' - •> •• About 1800 t(nnd members ,)fl|4 t expected. ''^" t " '^"JS" > At the s^n^e time the official, program for • the S( day was^com* ,' pleted. ? 4^ All activities are free f& the public. The program follows: , 11, a.m.—Parade, ^forming -at the old Athletic Field. 11:30 a.m.—Lunciieott 'starts- for band members at Hfgh School Annex. - '' ! Noon—Luncheon for bandmasters and wives, and Band Queens, at Algona Hotel. 1:30 p.m.—Twirler clinic, We${ lawn of high school: 2 p.m.—Marching band dem'ofi- stratibn on State Street. 2:15 p.m.—'Band concert on Courthouse square. ,t, 2:30 p.m.—.InJTpductipn of Band Queens, Courthouse Square. 3 p.m.—Marching band demonstration on' State Street. ' 7 p.m.—Program, Kossuth Fairgrounds. Entry , of bands, marching band exhibition, twirling exhibition by Karen N,avol-, chick, jnarching band exhibition, Massed --, band •.; .nuntbers," "a n ! a crowning of I'gBl^'Kosjuth Band Festival Queen by Mfss Mona Kahl, Britt,' J1960 queen, now 'a student 'at Drake University. M.C. Oscar Metcalf, president pi the Chamber of Commerce, will be master of ceremonies at the evening program. Numbers to be played by the massed bands are "Iowa Band Law", "Down By The Old Mill Stream", and "Liberty Fleet." The program is to be conclud-. ed by 8:30 to 9 p.m. There will also be a free afternoon movie for all band personnel attending. There will ba shows at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The 21 bands that have definitely accepted the invitation (o participate in the 13th Annual Kossuth County Band Festival are as follows: Algona 'High, Algona Junior High, Algona Garrigan, Bancroft St. Johns, Bopne Valley, Britt, Burt, Corwith-Wesley Senior Band, Corwitn-Wesley Junio£ Band, Elmore, Minn., Kanawha> Lakota,. Ledyard. LuVerne, Rolfe, Swea City, Ti" tonka, Thompson, Twin Rivers, West Bend and Whittemore. Several other bands still have to be heard from. Alice Kresensky Of Algona To India Missions An Algona young woman, Alice Kresensky, was commissioned as church worker in a session of the North Central Presbytery of Iowa in the Presbyterian church here Tuesday. Rev. Wayne Overholser of,Mar* shalltown conferred the commission. Miss Kresensky, daughter of Mrs. Claris Kresensky and th? late Alfred Krtsensky, will leave later in the jyeek for Sangli, India, near Bombay where she will work in the student center on a frontier internship in missions. She is a, graduate, of Algona high school and the College of Wooster, Wocster, Ohio. She worked toward her master's degree at the University of Edinburg in Scotland and was graduated from the Union Theological, Seminary in New York City. Elders of the local church served communion at a morning session and the ladies of the church served a luncheon at noon to the 140 delegates. Benjamin Meyer, Algona min-^ isterial student, appeared before, the committee for care and en- , listment of candidates for a progress examination on Monday. He will appear before the presbytery June 26 for examination prior to being ordained. Among the presbytery's com* mittee appointments was Rev. Myron Brower, Algona pastor, who will be National Missions cairman, serving until 1964.

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