Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 25, 1966 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, July 25, 1966
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Btato His.toi?i()eLL Iowa MULCT'S . . , Close-up Iowa A DM ot> servers vow that both Lady llrd Johnson A her daughter Lucl are prettier A more petite than their boat pictures. ...Have Iowa's state fair moguls attempted a worldlier flavor for our groat fair by Inviting Joan Seberg A her French domain Gary to reign? ... I for one didn't object a bit when LBJ. stopped at Omaha to warm up for his DM spooch. * * * Our peerless Aunt Daisy Green's pioneer Ankeny forebears named both Ankeny in Iowa & Ankona in Florida. She was born on the family's Ankeny farm-estate near Ankeny 100 years ago December, 1966. (In any DM genealogy the name "Ankeny" is still one of the proudest.) '» * * ,, An eye-witness with ono of tho brightest pairs of eyes in all Iowa reports to mo that President Johnson gobbled up his pie for dessert at DM' $100 diner in exactly 4 bitos. (Four bitos that isl) Did they give him such a tiny segment of pie? Or is he a two- fisted, no-nonsense eater? - ' >f, —| • •' . ' " '. AI Q ona Ho * $ u til Co unty __ ^M ,^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^j^jfifggggil^0frj0^0—m^i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^0gffl^^f fiBBOH & ' %• ' **" f JVJ^ ' " ,' • VOL 66-NO. 38 MONDAY, JULY tt, IfoV- ALOONA, IOWA I PAOiS IN ONI SECTION Entired rt ttrtnd claM mbtttf, DM. », IMI, «t AtOttw, {p*0, tx»M«ice UrW*> At* *f-Conprtrt March S. 1879 Expect local school tax over "—helmets vs. rude golfers" Unless some Iowa golfers acquire ,better manner* on the links, it might be safer to wear football helmets on Iowa links. So many tend to drive before the previous players are 100 .yards from the tee. And incredible as it may seem, many of these ill-mannered golfers hit a ball more 'n 100 '' Titonkans approve S 230,000 bond issue Voters in the Titonka Consolidated.School district overwhelmingly approved a $230,000 bond issue to build additional classrooms in the school system. Needing, a 60 per cent majority, the issue got over 84 per cent of the vote Friday. voting lots. A total of 494 persons went to the polls with 414 'yes" and 74 "no." There were six spoiled bal- The bond issue will provide money for additional classrooms both in the high school, and elementary lev: els, according to Harold Gartner, secretary of the school district. A meeting has been tentatively planned with the architects for Aug. 3 but construction is not expected to begin until next spring. Last bond issue.passed at Titonka was in 1955-56. Nearly *700 loss Llve ™ ore » 8U|11 . n wihurt as ear rolls in Big Bear break-in Friday -•~ i ; rj.,^3. v ~" " v" • An lowan who showed his 2 small nieces from the west .the alleged Statue of Libert]/ on the court house. lawn, at , Sptriti,Lafce evoked only a shrill burst of . derision. .,•'.. "How ugly.'", ,they exclaimed. "It isn't beautiful} 1 Why do they show it to strangers?" Uncle reminded 'em there's one • exactly like it hidden on the Capitol laum in DM. (In the bushes.) * * * Some day I hope the U. S. Navy & Iowa will arrange in front of the State Fair grandstand a demonstration of how fast planes land on aircraft carrier's deck & take off. We hin- terlandlubbers take so much for granted what our sons do at sea. Folks, it ain't easy even when the sea is smooth. Only chimney & remain Art has reared its pretty head in 2 places around Lake Okoboji. Ono outburst occurs in the revamped barn at the Smith farm, where we used to eat such wonderful fried chicken on Highway 71. The art is as corny as tho chicken ... And at the Corner Gallery opposite the court house in Spirit Lake the paintings tend to be a bit more modern, thank ness. Nearly $700 in cash and checks was taken sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning from the Big Bear store at 1009 North Main street in Algona. Manager Edward Crawford discovered the breakin when he arrived for work Saturday morning. Glass had been broken out of a window on the east side of the building and the window bars had been pried open. Crawford said the loss was $150 to $200 in cash and about $500 in checks. The Algona police department and the Kossuth county sheriff are investigating. 4-H SQUARE DANCE The annual County 4-H Square Dance will be held in the Algona City Parking Lot on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Lloyd Frazee of Bassett, Iowa, will be the caller. A Livermore youth escaped unhurt when the car he was driv ing went out of control on loose gravel and rolled over on its top in a ditch one-half mile south of Irvington Thursday about 1:45 p.m. The youth, Albert R. Butterfield, 18, was driving a car owned by Ben and Margaret Butterfield, . which had about $100 in damage. Deputy sheriff Don Wood investigated and no charges Were filed. The 1955 Chevrolet was going south at the time of the mishap. Church scholarship to Susan Moulton Susaun Moulton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moulton, Algona, has been awarded a Na tional Methodist Scholarship by the Board of Education of the Methodist church. The scholarships cover tuition and fees up to $500 and are granted on the basis of superior academic standing. Sue will enter Cornell New valuation of district causes drop At its annual meeting last Monday night the Board of Education of the Algona Community School District,reviewed the proposed school budget 'for 1966-67 school year and -se Monday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. for the public hearing on that bud get. The proposed levy for loca property tax in General Fund u $897,265; Schoolhouse Fund $67,538; Total of $964,803. This proposed levy, on the basis of estimated assessed valuation of' the new district as reorganized on July 1 of $23,500,000 would; make a local property tax for school purposes of about 40.62 mills. This millage plus the 2.5 mills previously authorized for a special building fund would make total estimated school levy of approximately 43.12 mills (or $43.12 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation). •. ' ' 'y the proposed tax of 43.12 mills compares with the current year tax of 46.43 or a reduction of about 3.3 mills. The total expenditures proposed, all funds, for 1966-67 are $1,149,280 including federal aid projects of $78,915; the federal projects are financed by federal funds and are therefore not charged in local tax assessments. Admit burnii v , down '4?| i$ •Sfab college at Mount fall as a freshman. Vernon this ARROWS IN THE above photo indicate where an abandoned home and garage in Portland township were burned to the ground the past summer. Seven Bancroft area youths are charged with the crime. Arrow at top shows the chimney which along with the foundation were all that remained of the house which burned July 18. The arrow below shows only a few ashes left of the garage which burned June 19. Five West Bend youths admit Grotto Expenditures for school year 1965-66, exclusive of federal projects, totaled $972, 950; proposed expenditures for school year 1966-67 exclusive of federal projects total $1,070,365. This increase of $97,415 over last year is represented mainly in increased staff personnel salaries and increased costs for federal social security taxes. Five West Bend area teenagers, two of them from Kossuth County, were arrested Wednesday night and charged with being responsible for the damage a week'ago Friday at .the Grotto of the Redemption and the elevator at West Bend. Palo Alto County Sheriff Richard Miller said five boys were taken into custody and "we have finished our investigation." The ages of the boys are 15 and 16 and they have been turned over to juvenile authorities. Three of the boys are from Palo Alto county and two from Kossuth. All are from the rural West Bend area. The boys damaged the grotto at West Bend and a short •time later, threw a rock through a double window at the elevator and tipped over hog feeders. Grotto damage included tipping over the rock- Algona class of 1926 meets here again " — an artist doesn't need ( any" What a writer needs is inspiration. (Modern art, I assume, can bo painted as woll without.) Hero you see a mediunv+iied angel hovering ovor an author, encouraging him ft creative seel. To transmit an Idea accurately requires inspired con-' contration, Modern blobs ft steaks can bo painted while watching tho ball- game on TV. • * * * We could easily have 30,000 more ravishing beauties in Iowa if the girls would pay more at* tention, to (I) posture and (3) facial expression. That might be about 300 beauties more in each of our 99 counties. What could be more worthwhile? These beauties could in turn inspire the local men to greater heights. ** * * I hear reports that one well- heeled gent invited 5 guests free to the special "private" cocktail party for donors of $1,000 or more to the .Pemo.cratc wyr che_st. spatial . ,.yuest$ he was g, baldrfaced Republicm- Polities makes strange bedtf elbows, eh?) (One of his wasn't even a THIRTY-FIVE of the original 84 members of the Algona high school class of 1926 were in attendance at a reunion held Saturday, July 16, at the Algona Country Club. Three teachers also attended the 40-year reunion. Pictured above are: back row, left to right, Maynard Stephenson, Manchester, la.; Raymond Reid, Algona; Earl Sprague, Ames, la.; Clarice Berhow Runksmeier, Ledyard; John Shirley, Newark, Del.; Alma Greiner Pearson, Algona; Leslie Samp, Ottawa, 111.; Esther Ohm Bunn, Madison, Wise.; Elizabeth Nugene Lowe, Algona; Horace Schenck, Harlan, la.; Julius Winkel, Algona; Katherine Kain, Des Moines; Donald Cronan, Toledo, la.; Edward Van Treese, W. Chicago, 111. Second row, left to right, Irene Nickerson Fessler, of Ringsted, la.; Doris Brown Keith, Algona; Mildred DeGraw Stephenson, Manchester, la.; Luella Potter Alderman, St. Lou- Many illustrious careers came reunion of the Class of '26. is, Mo.; Lola Scuff ham, Algona; Gwen Jones Whitehead, Mason City; Marian Todd Gates, Glen Ellyn, 111.; Wilma Steussy Pech, Walker, II.; Catherine Doran Fitzpatrick, Odell, 111.; Anna Steussy Schunke, Black River Falls, Wise.: Herb French, Rossie, la.; Atha Hardgrove, Algona; Kathleen Holtzbauer Voit, Mt. Pleasant, la.; Lloyd Bohannon, Algona; William Dooley, West Bend, Wise. Front row, left to right, Helen Samp Bradbury, Sioux City, la.; Jeanette Goeders Bush, Independence, Mo.; Myrtle Berg Broadhurst, Chester, Montana; Anna Nelson Kent, Mesa, Ariz. (Teachers: Mrs. Claris Kresensky, 'Algona; Clayton Sutherland, Ames, la.; Miss Frances Messer, Humboldt, la.; Evelyn Johnson Sorensen, Iowa City, la.; Ruth McMahon Carpenter, Marshallfown, la. ' out of the graduating class of 1926 of the Algona high school, inoli*ding a retired Rear Admiral of the U. S. Navy, Provost and Vice-Presideiit in charge of Academic Affairs of a State University. professional people, professors and teachers, business executives, musicians, public of £U cjajs, rajychers and farmers, who from Delaware to Montana to iMend the 40th anniversary Former teachers present were Frances Messer of Humboldt, Mrs, Claris Pettigrew Kresensky, Algona, and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Sutherland, Ames. "Chick" Sutherland, formet coach at Algona high school, was the main speaker buffet dinner at following a the Algona Caunilry Club Saturday evening. His talk contained many huroor- outs anecdotes of events which happened during his coaching tenure here at Algona High. Atha Hardgrove gave the blessing which also contained a memorial tribute to the nine deceased class members: Sidney Clark, Harold Falkenhainer, John Haggard, Selken, Rilph Thedma Horigan Lamuth, Dennis Myers, Gien Russell, Harold Sorenson, Bernard Tierney, as well as to J. P. Overmeyer and Miss Coate. Uoyd Bohannon was the for the master of ceremonies evening. "Chick" Sutherland coached a championship football team here in the fall of 1925 and many out standing team members of thail squad were of the Class of '26. There were 37 class member attending the dinner which was served to a total number of 6.3 including the husbands and th wives who also were invited. Th total graduating was 8.4. cutting machine, plus damage in the men's rest room where plaster was broken and bricks were knocked out of wall par- titionsV 'The porcelain was also scratcheds and -chipped >by the youths. ; ; "'..:• Credited with helping, solve the vandalism was Ernest Martin, an elevator employee. He was sleeping at his home near the elevator a week ago Friday when he was awakened by the noise. Martin chased the youths and probably would have caught one of the youngsters but he was chasing them with bare feet and he stopped after a short distance. Eight girls compete for beauty title Eight Kossuth county girls will compete for the title of Miss Swea City at the Junior Fair and Field Days Tuesday and Wednesday of this week at Swea City. Contestants include Eileen Marron, Miss Bancroft; Norma Harms, Miss Burt; Ruth Beed, Miss Titonka; Carolyn Johnson, Miss Ledyard; Paulette Kracht, Miss Swea City; Joline Kay Brager, Miss Buffalo Center; Linda Hoeppner, Miss Lakota; and Janis Bages, Miss Thompson. Miss Linda Fairbanks of Burt is the reigning Miss Swea City and will attend the pageant with other area reigning queens including Miss Iowa 1965, Miss Storm Lake, and Miss Estherville. Fangman named to head Legion at Bancroft Bancroft — Arnold Fangman was elected commander - of the Bancroft American Legion posi at the regular monthly meeting held Monday. Others elected were Bob Vas ke, Vice Commander; Ton Schneider, Adjutant; Williair Miller, Finance Officer; Georg Wohnke, Chaplain; James Oli ver, Historian; and Palmer Jew. sen, Senior Officer. A county meeting is dated a Bancroft Legion HaE tonigh (Thursday) at 8 p.m. and at this time, county officers for the coming year will be Services for Victor Loebig this Monday Wesley — ' Funeral services for Victor Loebig are dated .this (Monday) morning" at St. Jo^ seph's Catholic church at 10 a.m. Mr. Loebig died Thursday at the Britt hospital after a long illness with a heart condition. He was born Feb. 16, 1900, son of John and Ann Lichteig Loebig at Wesley. He was married to Viola Doughan July 3, 1922, and they farmed in the years Wesley area until three ago. when they retired. He is survived by Ms wife, now at the Westvievv nursing home at Britt; three sons, Merle Ames; John, Iowa Falls; and Elery, Cherokee; and four daughters, Rita, Mrs. Kenneth Rasmussen, Forest City; Sister Michelene and Sister Giovanni, both of Milwaukee, and Kay,,Mrs. Larry Cook, Spencer. Two sisters also survive: Mrs. Elmer Doughan and Mrs. Leonard Arndorfer, both of Wesley. Pallbearers were: James Wahnsley, Dan Arndorfer, Allan Doughan, Steve Doughan, Rich ard Doughan and Randy Ras mussen. Honorary pallbearers included; Herman Bode, Ed. Otis, Frank Bleich, Maynard Sorenson, George Gaskel and Alfred Josten. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus, president of the Hancock County R.E.A., vice resident of the Farmer's Co- 'P Elevator board and on the Hancock County board of the A.S.C. A rosary was said at the Boughton funeral home in Britt at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Rosarie said Sunday evening in St. Jo seph's parish hall, Wesley, were Seven Bancroft ar&f^ three of them| juveniles^ charged, withV'arsoh?" irijiwmj „ William Finn's court Friday^a ; : charge resulting from" two night /;, . fires on a Portland township >/ farm. ' < " ' *r * >f, ' The three juveniles were turned over to juvenile court.' s~ Tho other four wore released v ' on $1,000 appearance bond a'f- \' 'tor being bound over to the '{ 'district court. - ^ r" >f ' / * , f ", > < >' J L < ' They were: Glen>Menke,.;l8; X Philip, Menke, 18; Stephen Schiltz, 20; and Joseph DeGeeter, ^> 19, all of the .Bancroft area. »' t > </ The two fires occurred on June ^ 19 and July 18, almost a month t r apart. Both were at a vacated farm owned by Victor Fitch in i section 10 of Portland township. -,, The farm is located about three '" miles south and five east of Bancroft. "" AN OLD GARAGE on the farm , burned to the ground on the , night of June 19. The fire was discovered shortly before sunset that night and the building ; was completely destroyed. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called and he in turn contacted Don Hutchison, deputy state fire marshal! 'of Storm Lake. The investigation failed to turn up any good leads. '>, And then on uve night of. July 18, at about the same time of day, neighbors saw the abandoned home on the farm go up in! flames. Hutchison, was againT called in as was'the State Bureau of Investigation. ; • ; • *•; 1 LINDHORST said the youths admitted their complicity in the fires after questioning early last week. The first fire was set by three of the seven. Two of 4 the three involved in the first fire.were >v i r i also in on the second fire, plus • three others. The juveniles range in age from 15 to 17. The home on the farm was formerly occupied by tho Glen Parcel family, who also had, • several fires in tho house while they were living there * several years ago. The youths said they broke up n overstuffed chair to start he second fire in the house. Alo located on the property is a large corn drib filled with ear corn. Ltndhorst said Fitch became increasingly concerned af- er the second fire that the corn- illed crib would be the next to be burned down. The Titonka fire department was called to the scene of the second fire last Monday night. Lindhorst said the youths gave no reason for the burnings. TWO HORSES STOLEN Sheriff Richard Miller of Palo Alto county is checking the theft of a mare and colt from the Sam Watson farm north of Cylinder. The animals, a three-year old spotted black-and-white mare and a fiye-week-old spotted black and white colt, were taken last weekend. Parish, 8 p.m.; Knights of Columbus, 8:30 p.m.; and Holy Name, 9 p.m. R|diCu/os DA S coming This Wei One of the biggest fun events of the year — Ridiculous Day* — will be coming to Algon* Friday end S«tgr- day of this week. Not only is there fun. but some of the b«st bargain^ anytime. The event will be staged two days but only on Fridays will employees end managers dreis up in er«y ««»- tumes. The committee for the event includes |ry Wiltgen, chairman; Chuck Sheekiey, Chyck Hinken and id Wolf. The day will start with free roll* *nd coffee ff? all employees and employer! in costume from f i-m., until 8:30 a.m. in front of Finn'* B«k«ry. Th» Ridjic^JoJUf Hay bind will play again in the evening and thoro will bt I square dance downtown starting «t $:45 p.m. Friday. A circus calliope with 45 br«i« wnUtlt* will add t . festive fir. ....•:,. . . :; i .- , . ^ * > ;, ^

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