Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 21, 1971 · Page 3
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, June 21, 1971
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John Looft Receives Grant From Science Foundation SENECA - John Looft, former Fenton young man, now of Rochester, Minn, was selected as a recipient of a National Science Foundation Grant at an eight weeks Mathematics Institute at Madison College, Harrisburg, Virginia. The institute will emphasize the subject of mathematics with objectives being to give to teachers of HIGH School mathematics an opportunity to augment its prior training in the subject of mathematics suggested in the C. U. P. M., recommendations for training the teacher of mathematics; to provide comprehension of those basic concepts which contribute to more complete understanding of the role and nature of mathematics; to provide an atmosphere for the formulation and exchange of ideas; also to give to the participants some personal experience to serve as a basis for his arguments- pro or con - relating to curricular mission in his own school. Four courses carefully designed for the institute will be offered by regular members of the Mathematics Department of Madison College. Mr. Looft, accompanied by his wife and three children, left Saturday morning for Virginia. They planned to spend Saturday night with Mr. Looft's brother and family, the Dick Loofts in Portland Folks Attend Wedding In Utah PORTLAND - Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch and Judy returned Monday from an 11-day vacation. They left June 4, first staying overnight in the Ivan Hix home in White River, S.D. Saturday they drove to Pierre, S.D. and took a plane to Salt Lake City where they attended the wedding of Dennis Hooper, son of Mr. Chicago; Sunday night with a cousin and family in Cinricin- nati, Ohio, then reach their destination on Monday. Harrisburg is located in the Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains and not far from Washington, D. C. Mrs. Looft and the children will visit points of historic interest while Mr. Looft is busy at the institute. Enroute home they will travel through the easj and visit points of interest on ,there way back to Minnesota. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft, rural Fenton. AIN STEM BY JULIAN CHRISCHILLES "Twice Honored by State Awards" YOU HEAR MUCH about the people who leave Algona and the county for greener pastures (and sometimes they are not so green) .... seldom do you read about those that stay. Just for something to do, someone made a list of sons who have stayed in Algona to follow or join their fathers in business. The names include Hood, Greenberg, Williams, Winkel, Hutchison, Sjogren, Gilmore, Thuente, Cowan, Buchanan, Kent, Bradley, Schultz, Waller, Dewel, Taylor, Laing, Shumway, Chrischilles, McMahon, Lynch, Holtzbauer, McGuire, Dau, Muckey, Herbst and Hall. Sons who remained in Algona but did not follow in the father's business are Bohannon, Steele, Hardgrove and Esser to name a few. This list is of, course not complete but gives you some idea' that not everyone is deserting the small town! GINGER BEED, 18-year old daughter of the Chuck Beeds of Titonka, found a year at the Iowa Lakes Community College a rather disillusioning experience . . . not so much academically but rather in the loosely-disciplined dormitory life. The 18-year old graduate of Titonka high school in 1970 finished her year at ILCC and plans to enter Northern Iowa next fall. She tells about the new dormitory that was constructed - three floors for girls and two for boys: "It's four or five years old and many of the rooms are not used on the third floor because the roof leaks when it rains. The wind whistles through the window casings on cold days and even in our room on the second floor, it was in the 50*8 at times during the winter." She tells that on the third floor, five or six rooms were vacant because they were too wet or drafty to use. Things got worse near the end of the year. Some of the more prankish boys just a sheet-rock of a wall from the girls second floor lounge began pounding a hole with a broom handle. Several days later, the hole was large enough "for two people to pass through without even crawling", she relates. Repeated protests by the girls fell on deaf ears of the house parents in the boys section. A large dining table was propped up to cover the hole, Ginger relates, but after a hole is punched through it, nothing separated the two dorms. A story and picture of the incident appeared in the Estherville paper, she reports, but nothing was done. Her father mentioned the lack of discipline at the school to Senator Wayne Keith and the latter reportedly told. Mr. Beed he had "heard some other complaints" about die situation but nothing first hand until Beed's visit. "Most of the kids I know that are going back as sophomores are planning to live in apartments," Ginger says. Freshmen, however, are required to live in the dorm. The school serves Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet and Kossuth counties and is partly supported by a several-mill levy on taxpayers in each of the four counties. Seems if these reports are true, a shakeup in the direction the school is heading would be in order. Incidentally, her father wrote a letter of criticism to school offi- but has yet to receive an acknowledgement or reply. ONE OF THE fine baseball players to graduate from Algona high school is Roger Meyer,^who played at Centerville Junior College under Coach Pat Daughefty for a couple of years and is now playing ball during the summer with Levien's of Fort Dodge, one of the top semi-pro clubs in the midwest. Holding forth at shortstop, Roger has been getting good wood on the ball and helping the team immensely with his all-around play. The club has a tour of Alaska and the West Coast on its summer agenda. Roger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Meyer of Whittemore. * * * ALGONA'S RON Manske, the 14-year old freshman-to-be from a golfing family, learned a lesson in the school of golfing knocks last Tuesday. After qualifying in the Iowa Junior golf tournament with an 83 which landed him in the Third Flight, he played his first match against Kevin Jurgens of Carroll. Ron shot a four-over-par 76 but the match was even after 18 and the Carroll youth won on the 20th hole, a long par-5 which is a distinct disadvantage to the small Manske youth who hits the ball straight but not far, More will be heard from this young man in golfing circles beginning next year when he is eligible for high school golf. Oh yes, he has a younger brother coming into the eighth grade next year too. Older brother Dick will be a senior member of the Bulldog golf team next year. Dean's List BEMIDJl, Minn. - Dennis C. Guster, son of Mr. ht t. and Mrs. named to the Bemidji State College Dean's list for academic excellence during the 1971 spring term. and Mrs. Darrell Hooper of Ely, Nev. Mrs. Darrell Hooper is the former Lorene Carlson, who grew up in Portland. Dennis was married to Mary Hammell, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Clayton Hammell of Salt Lake City. He graduated Saturday from the University of Utah. The wedding took place in the Lutheran Church in Salt Lake City. Monday the Fitches and some of the other relatives accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Hooper and the newlyweds to the Hooper's home in Ely, about 250 miles west of Salt Lake. Darrell Hooper has 'been postmaster in Ely for the past 23 years. A reception was held Tuesday evening in the Legion hall in the home town. After doing some sightseeing and visiting, the Fitches returned to Salt Lake Friday where they took a plane Saturday for Pierre where they picked up their car and drove to Gordon, Nebr. to visit relatives over the weekend. - o - ATTEND WEDDING Levant Moore, Diane, Virginia, Patty and Evelyn and Leona Haase left Saturday for Cedar Rapids where they attended the wedding of Nancy Larsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larsen of Lime Springs, and Alfred Meader of Cedar Rapids in the Cedar Rapids Methodist Church. Miss Larsen has been a practical nurse in St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids the past year. A reception was held in Nancy's apartment with about 50 relatives attending. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Johnston, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Larsen and family, Titonka; and Mr. and Mrs. Verner Lau and family, Klemme, also attended the wedding and reception. Mrs. Martha Haase and Bernice stayed at the Moore farm and tended the chickens while Tim Sheirbon did the milking. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Samuelson, Arvada, Colo., are visiting for a few days in the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy and Paul Tienan, rural Burt. Mr. and Mrs. BernardMeister went to Templeton Sunday to visit her mother, Mrs. R.B. Cox and help her celebrate her birthday. Mr. and Mrs.MennetTrunkhill were Sunday dinner guests in the Richard Trunkhill home. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wood stopped Sunday to visit in the John Rath home on their way home from a short fishing trip. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Meister attended a baseball game Tuesday evening at Lake Mills between Bancroft and Lake Mills. Mr. and Mrs. William Orthel, Titonka, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Fox and family and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Manus and family, Burt, surprised Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Rike Monday when they dropped in to help Mrs. Rike celebrate her birthday. Mrs. Robert Wood and Randy and Mrs. John Rath visited Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy Friday of last week. Mrs. Kennedy and Paul Tienan attended graveside riteS at Rodman for M.L. 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