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pastor arrives • \ REV. WILLIAM R. Noland, Estherville, arrived in Algona Friday and the family moved into the Methodist parsonage. He was recently appointed pastor of the First Methodist church here, replacing Rev. Newton Coughenour, who was assigned to Dubuque. Rev. Noland is a native of West Liberty, and attended Iowa University and later Biblical Seminary in New York City. He has served churches at Independence, 'Clear Lake and Estherville prior to coming to Algona. He was married to Edith Koch in 1936 and they have one daughter, Beja Ann, a registered nurse in San Francisco. ;.'•;•> .' ... Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Coffee Break State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa, "Our competitor never dlspfltet tfcfo fact — the Advance has the largest PAID circulation lit Kossuth County" - i»s * 4 #' AI gong Ho*» tntartd o* MeMd C)OM rfxmw, fttt. I, 1908, at Attona, Iowa, §0511 VOL, ee—NO. SO MONbAY, JUNI V, 1966 — ALOONA, Under Act of Comets March •- 1ST* — I PAGES IN ONE SECTION opulation - 5,97* Titonka sets 5 230,000 school bond election Best get-well card of has to prove itself. You mustn't 1966 at a DM hospital: From a, raise your voice in an apartment, even under torture. For those who move from a house, there must be a better answer than an apartment. Let's experiment & explore. if. * * ... A few psychic docs suspect The Pill may cause female frigidity. Others say bosh. . . At Morning Coffee we discussed 7-, -men who rich girls, & seems really unhappy. ... A wag at the bank says '64 Kennedy half dollars are worth $32. Even at 50c they go better in Europe than ballpoint coed (Mary Canady) who accidentally mailed her paycheck instead:. ". '.;.. .An Iowa doctor . nominates for'the ,rou0hest car on earth: The British land-rover in which he covered 1 1800 African miles wi^h 2 delicate ladies. ' ... That sensitive DM husband has collected over 100 records with soft female voices as a refuge from his wifely reprimands. v . . . Husbands in Japan organize "Afraid of Our Wives" clubs, says Mike Cowles' "Insi- d«r'» Newsletter." spoiled 'em?) (Americans Small town note: When the banker had a wedding in the family, the U.S. official & wife next door loaned 'em their house for overflow guests. And last week when the U.S. official's son was married, the banker & his wife let 'em use THEIR house for overflow. (Makes it seem like the entrancing play "Our Town", by Thornton Wilder, top American writer.) * * * As; the artist hints below, there was plenty of wildlife when' we moved into our old homestead. Even deer, badger, fox. Once a quail hen guided her charming little bevy across the rear .corner of our yard. Raccoons visited our garbage cans nightly, baffled because we had 'em sunk in concrete. Titonka — A 'school bond issue for $230,000 has been set at Titonka by the Board of Directors of the Titonka Consolidated school in a special meeting last Wednesday night. The date is Friday, July 22 for the special election to consider the proposition: Shall the Consolidated School District of Titonka in the Counties of Hancock, Winnebago and Kossuth issue bonds in the amount of $230,000 for the purpose of building, furnishing, additions to the existing school building. After petitions were filed with him, Board President Harold Gingrich called the special meeting. A "yes" vote of 60% must be registered to carry the building program. PLANS CALL for the addition of four rooms on the north end of the present elementary building and another building will be constructed to the east of the present elementary lobby. Departments contained in the east addition will be lunch kitchen, storage and science rooms, multi-purpose room, vocal room, music office, two storage rooms, toilets, boiler room and lobby. 1 Floor plans of the addition are now on display at the Titonka Savings Bank, John & Gen's Cafe, Beed Hardware, and the Library. The additions will alleviate not one of 'em TR queen tie* at festival Bode — The Twin Rivert, marching band, with Pegfy': Olson as TR band queen, we'fo\ in Mason City Tuesday, June 14. Miss Olson tied for' the ' honor of Miss North Iowa Bend Queen and the fudge* voted three times before' the final vote went to the Redcliffe representative. i Mabel Irelan, crash victim, rites Monday Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Marie Irelan, 64, of Algona, will be held at 10:30 a.m. this morning (Monday) at the First Methodist church in Algona; New pastor Rev. W. R. Noland will officiate. Mrs. Irelan was killed'in a two-car crash at the Bode-Liver- Walk Around "Cat Castle" •j-.Sr-.' •- r*T-K-..' '. arts shop be housed in the present lunch room and four rooms in the Central building would be made pens. ... My wife seems exceedingly beguiled by news that 3 brides in a small town all chose the same silver pattern, to the jeweler's dismay. . . . And bathrooms without windows, ugh! f—backyard's wild life" Once, before we fenced the beck lot-line, a cow wandered into our yard and grated a while, to the delight of our redhead. Rabbits * squirrels still frolic, despite the packs of semi-wild dogs. Once a beaver gnawed a tree down to dam up our creek, Now tht cats hunt the chipmunks & we can't even lure any purple martin. • * f GIRL OF DISTINCTION I made a discovery today: On my temples tattle tale gray. Frost of distinction catches the eye, J shan't use a tint; or even a dye. I'll accept age with sensible grace, Enjoy my leisure, slow my pace. —ZELMA BOMAR Cherokee * * # .People'ask how (to we like our stylish new apartment, & I answer. "Gradually!" (I am a gradualist.) We moved from, house with 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms, & that meant 3 4 shower stalls, 2 with glass > The -shower ra a tub stilj "— Tarzan's goose for hula queen" This brawny young man with •he hairy chest tells me he'd ike to shoot a duck or a goose down with bow & arrow for a girl wearing a hula skirt at an outdoor washtub. "Did I hear you correctly, sir?" I demanded pugnaciously. "Yes, you did!" lie assured me. "Okay," I said. 'You just stand here with your bow & arrow & I'll shoo the geese toward you." * * * Ah, what touches the heart like a small-town church wedding in a county-seat church? The bride needled her own gown, with the handsome panel trailing; & also the bridesmaids' gowns. The bridegroom is as jaunty as his dad, & his kid brother is the acolyte with the candles, & his sister is a bridesmaid, & his little sister scatters flower petals down the aisle, & people dab at secret tears. it * ••(•• SURGEON GENERAL'S JOKE The answer To cancer? Stop smoking! He's joking. Who's balking? Keep talking. —BRUCE BUERKENS Davenport * * . * . . . Architects of Iowa, there must be a compromise 'twixt mansion & apartment. Half ca bin, half motel, with garden? . . . Remind me to tell you eb«>ut the champagne at the Air Academy for the final ? sum vprs of Jimmy Poolittlt's Tokyo air raid. Key collegians favor a lottery for military draftees pull numbers out of 9 hat. available for junior and senior high school classrooms. Present school budget for the 1965-66 year is $317,441 of which $298,636 is for operating expenses and $18,805 is for outstanding bonded indebtedness. IF THE BOND issue is passed, t is estimated that a tax increase of about 2.7 mills or 12.70 per $1,000 assessed valua- ion would arise. The district has an assessed valuation over > million dollars. Mrs, Christensen, 69, West Bend, dies Wednesday West Bend — Funeral services for Mrs. Senuis Christensen, 69, were held Friday at First Methodist Church with the Rev. Galen Peckman officiating. Bural will be in the Ellington Cemetery at Mallard. Mrs. Christensen died at her home in West Bend Wednesday morning following a long illness. Born and raised at Mallard, Mrs. Christensen, the former Bessie Jolliffe, lived all her life in Palo Alto county. In 1919 she married Senuis Christensen at Emmetsburg and they moved to West Bend in 1946, Besides her husband she is survived by two sons and a daughter, Gordon of Aurora, Mo., Donald and Mrs. Ben Bruhns, both of West Bend; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Elmer Nicol and Alvin Jollife, both of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Howard Reese of Rolfe and Mrs. Mildred Bundy of Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of First Methodist Qhurch, Rebekah Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary. DAMAGE CASE FIHD A suit for damages was filed in district court Ust week by Grace Sargeant against Charles McMahon. The petition says the Sargeant car collided with a cow on the highway on the east edge of Sexton Nov. 7, 1965. She asks $310.82 damages alleging the cow belonged to Mr. McMa- Still critical v Tb* e.onejjtjo.n of „:,,.,.:,„.„. Ian, 70-year old Algonan, remains critical but he appeared a bit stronger to nurses and friends Friday. He still has not fully regained consciousness and is somewhat Irrational. Daughter Jo Ellen has been with him at Fort Dodge Lutheran hospital. »eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee» more corner on highway 169 last Tuesday morning while she and her husband, Carl Irelan, were enroute to Fort Dodge to play golf. She was born Sept. 3, 1901 in Davis county in southern Iowa, the daughter of Obadiah and Sara McClure. She was married to Carl Irelan in June, 1923, and the couple lived in Algona for 33 years. Mr. Irelan recently retired from a position with the Equitable Life Insurance Co. as a farm loan appraiser and overseer, One daughter, Jo Ellen, Mrs. Robert Middleton of Riverside, Calif., survives. There are also two grandchildren and a brother, Ross McClure of Covina, Calif., and a sister, Lena, Mrs. Carl Fane, Eldon, Iowa. Increase of about 272 since 1960 census Algona's present unofficial population is 5974! This figure was released Satin day by Mayor Bill Finn .after P weeklong census taken last week, by ten, workers, in cooperation with Special .Census Supervisor Mrs. -Paul Bell. > •, The number of 5964 i* ba- . ing used as the unofficial • count for the present time as it is the custom in most een-; , suscr. to subtract several until the final count Is' released. Thus Algona shows a population gain of 272 persons in the six-year period since, the 1969 census of 5702. , : , Following are' the census figures in the past years: Bridges, graveling let for Koeeuth The Kossuth Board of Supervisors awarded contracts for four bridges and two gravel projects which totaled $217,749.43. The four new bridges will be constructed by the Merryman Bridge Construction Co., of Algona, at a cost of $85,960.43. The two gravel projects, a gravel maintenance for $42,145 and a gravel construction for $89,644, were awarded to Elmer Dole, Irvington. for United Fmd is up At a meeting recently of the board of directors of the Algona United Fund, the 1967 budget was approved at $15,450. This amount is $150 higher than the 1966 budget, and some 14 agencies will be included in the drive. Clair Blossom is the local United Fund chairman. DIVORCE IS ASKED Mary C. Dietrich, of Algona, brought suit in district court last week for $ divorce from Edward Dietrich. They were married Nov. 13, 1952, and sfie asked custody of a daughter. Anyone passing by the John Groeri home, 602 South Harlan. Algona, may notice a brightly colored structure standing about seven feet high on their front porch. If you think it looks like an oversized birdhouse, you're wrong — it's a regular sized CAT house, in fact, its a cat "castle." The "cat castle" was featured in the "Do It Yourself" section of the Sunday Des Moines Register of January 30, and Susan, 12, used a dollar of her birthday money to send for the pattern. Her father built the castle, and it was given as a birthday present to the two family cats, Tillie and Willie, last Easter. Since then the black Burmese cats have regularly used their new one-room home. Susan, 12, Larry 10, and Marlene Groen, 14, are pictured above with the Cat Castle which was built by their father, John Groen. Tillie, one of the two family cats, takes a walk around the castle, while Willie (not visible) rests inside. Car hits tree at Call stale park Andrew Nelson services held at Swea City Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Barnes funeral home in Swea City for Andrew Nelson, 85, a longtime Swea City resident, who died June 22 at the Balmer rest home in Estherville. Burial was in the Zion Lutheran cemetery, Swea City. The Rev. Julius Peterson officiated, and pallbearers were' _ Rudy Peterson, Phillip Holcomb, BOfflgadfS SlOfS Clifford Anderson, Carl Ander- ° son, George Nyman, and Alvin Peterson, all Swea City. A car driven by Randall E. Opheim, 17, of Mason City, and owned by Kermit S. Cran, Corwith, struck a tree in the Call state park about midnight Friday. The 1966 Cran Buick had about $200 in front end damage. There were no injuries. The accident was reported to the Algona police department and later to the sheriff's office. Charges are pending. Grand Reopening for Andrew Nelson was born on July 5, 1880 in Sweden and he came to Iowa from Sweden in 1904. He never married, and is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. P. Peterson, Swea City. Mrs, Ethel Chubb dies Friday Mrs. Ethel (Charles E.) Chubb, former Algonan, died Friday at Baraboo, Wis., after an illness of j almost two years. She had been j in a nursing home for many j The Grand Reopening of the Bomgaars Ben Franklin store is dated this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The store will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare for the event. The store has been completely remodeled, repainted, and rearranged to make shopping more convenient. A page advertisement in this issue gives details on some of the specials offered. Area firemen to meet at Burt 1940 1950 I960 1966 4954 5415 5702 5974 This increase-will!'give Algona a $2,600 ihcrease jn; funds from :he state road use tax funds' and iquor profits each year for? the next four years (until the 1970) census or roughly $10,400 for the four : year period, . : Approximate cost of the* census to the city was $1400. DURING' the*&X:y£ar period since; I960,' Algoha 5 shows a 4.8 per cent • population increase. The increase between 1950- ; and ' Plans for new Algona church are approved By unanimous vote of the members present, the congrega tion of First Lutheran church Algona, approved the prelimin ary sketches for the new church plant. The sketches were presentee by Willis E. Schellberg, archi tect, of Forest City. They are the result of two years of study and planning by members of the local church and members of the architect's staff. The church will be built on a three-acre tract at the east end of North street, purchased in 1962 from the Smith estate. Adjacent areas of this field are now being platted for future building by David Smith. The sanctuary of the new church will be a tetrahedrally shaped center seating 216, with provisions for overflow seating of at least 100 more people. Offices, classrooms, a fellowship hall seating 175, and auxiliary facilities will be housed in two low-roofed wings radiating from has Keith Royer, head of the Iowa months. Funeral services will be j State University fire service at this (Monday) afternoon at 2 o'- j Ames, will conduct a reorgani- olock at McCullough's chapel! ssational meeting for all the Kos-! Cost Ol tne structure has beer with the Rev. Harcey officiating, j suth county fire departments for \ estimated _at $180,000, complete Burial will be in Riverview cem- ' ' etery. been made for future additions to these areas. Cost of the structure has been FATHER IS DEAD Edwin Lenning, Clear Lake general contractor, father of Mrs. Robert Bomgaars, Algona, died Wednesday. He is also survived by another daughter and two sons. Services were held Saturday at the Zion Lutheran church at Clear Lake. mutual aid assignments. The^.v furnished and landscaped meeting has been called for includes air conditioning day, June 30, at the Burt, Iowa i extensive carpet, sufficient off fire department hall at 7:45 p.m. The fire departments which should be in attendance are: Swea City, Bancroft, Ledyard, Titonka, Lakota, Wesley, Lu- Verne, Whittemore, Fenton, street parking lor all cars, and a circular drive to the mail doors. There will be no steps whatever in the building. The building committee, led | by Chairman Vernon Jensen, is jecting the present increase for the next four years Until 1970, Algona will gain about 381 persons or have a census figure of 6,083 in 1970. (A specie! coupon is included in today's Advance for anyone who might possibly have missed being counted. Anyone or any family which was not counted should fill in the coupon and mail or bring it to the city hall as soon as possible.) A final census figure will be sent to Mayor Bill Finn later this summer and this will be the figure Algona will use for its population for the next four years. It is expected to be very close to the 5974 figure, however. Mayor Finn said that preliminary estimates taken by the city prior to the census which included a check of light meters, etc., indicated the census figure would be about 5950. So the final figure was extremely close to the city estimates. Mrs. Frank Cink, longtime of Algona, dies Mrs. Frank Cink, 77. longtime if the Algona area, died early Saturday morning at Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge. She had lot been well for some time and had major surgery twice in re* cent months. Funeral services are tentatively set for Tuesday with the Hamilton funeral home in charge. Mrs. Cink was born Aug. 25, 1888 in Czechoslovakia. She and her husband Frank Cink, farmed for many years southeast of Algona on the farm now owned by William Taphorn. They had lived in Algona in recent years and he survives a,s well as four children. They are Julius Cink, Algona; Mrs. E. E. (Ruth) Robinson, Algona; Lilian Watts. Oxnard, Calif.; and Mrs. Michael Stoffel, Willmar, Minn. There is also one sister living in this areji Lone Rock, Burt, and Algona. now completing detailed plan All departments are asked to be ning looking toward an early sure to attend the meeting. i fall start of construction. Mrs. Anna Cink, Wesley; a ther James Cink, Orwell, Ohio/; and a sister living in Czechoslft- vakia. One son, James, preceded her in death. 3 She b,a4 been a patient at thj Fort Dodge hospital for severfjj days. £'