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Cleor Pictures - More News — 6igg«t Circulation Upper jWotnes! ....^ __......„ ..-..*. ESTABLISHED 1145 Entered a* Second class matter at the postofflce at AlRona, Iowa (505ia Nov. 1. mt. under Act of contren of March 3. 181<» ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1966 14 Pages Metro VOi. 101 NO. 11 BY RUSS WALLER * * * Saturday, Feb. 12, is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, a great American president... and there have been volumes written about his life and antecedants ... but a new one that recently came to light is the fact that except for defective land titles, Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky himself, might have remained a Kentuckian all his life- and American history might have been drastically changed. Three times Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln, bought farms in Kentucky - and each time he had legal difficulties with the title to the farm he thought he owned. Slavery had little to do with the location change of the Lincoln family. Thomas Lincoln purchased each farm in good faith; each farm turned up with legal involvements pertaining to clear titles and purchase agreements. If there is a moral to this story, it might be - have that abstract checked! Or else, move to Illinois and become President 1 * * * DuWayne Klein hoped for a crowd at his Appreciation Day, last Saturday ... and he got his wish. By the time he and his helpers had sliced up 200 pounds of ham and distributed about 1,400 sandwiches, they knew they'd been through the wringer ... but were happy about the whole thing. * * * MEMO to out - state subscribers: The Upper Des Moines would appreciate having your Zip Code numbers included when renewals are sent in ... the P. O. has a good plan on this Zip Code idea, and it might help speed delivery of your papers. * * Dick Thoreson of Algona, helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps reserve, went on a required two weeks active duty, operating from Wold-Chamberlain field at the Twin Cities International Airport, last week. Then came the death of Mrs. Anna Murtagh, grandmother of Dick's wife, Judy. The funeral was last Saturday. Dick and another reservist received permission to fly to Algona which they did, arriving shortly before services Saturday afternoon, with Cliff Skogstrom taking him a civilian suit and then bringing Dick into town. Following the church service, Dick then flew the Marine helicopter over the cemetery during final commital rites, en- route back to the Twin Cities, a fitting tribute to a fine woman. * * * MAIL BAG: "Received Dec. 14 edition, noting your photo and comment regarding fog there like London's. Since I am presently living outside London I cannot allow this gross misrepresentation of fact to pass without comment. It was obvious that the visibility at the time your photo was taken was at least a block. Gentlemen, this is not London fog. Here the weather would be described as "bright." London fog looks something like the inside of a Hershey bar. When you are driving in true London fog, an experience calculated to strike terror in the hearts of all except the blind and British, the inside of your windscreen :an be misted over and not only v; 1 ' 1 it do no good to wipe it clear, you probably won't even notice it, vVhen it comes to hot, cold, snow or rain, Iowa weather will beat the English anytime, but in the Fog Department, gentlemen, you are not even in the running , ,, Harold A, Teeter, captain, USAF, Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England. * * * We're all for thriit, and wonder sometimes why the U, S, Savings Bond p'ept. doesn't send some of its literature to other sections of the U. S, government, * * * Famous Last Line - That may be a sound from the surface of the moon but it reminds me more of an automatic washer that isn't working right, 600 - Corn, Bean Clinic Swamped Select 51 Petit Jurors For March Court Term Petit jurors for the March term of district court here were drawn this week by County Clerk Alma Pearson. They are to report for duty at 10 a. m. March 6. Judge G. W. stillman of Algona will preside at the term. Jurors drawn are: Algona - Matt Bormann, Grace Chrischilles, Margaret Elbert, Daniel Fisher, Al Missal, Bliss McAdams, Doris Peters, Leona Snider, Matt Weydert and Frances Wiese. Swea City - Robert Anderson, LeRoy Busch, Marlene Gray, Curtis Kluger and Walton Ovens. Hurt - Ben Bahling, Hazel Larson, Wayne Mann and Marie Parsons. Whlttemore - Mary Jane Besch, Delores Bierstedt, Lydia Bisenius, Marie Harris, Berna- SSfftt&K^^ Three Charged Following Area Mishaps Monday Three persons were charged with driving violations following investigation of a pair of mishaps in this area Monday. One man, Darrell D. Green, 31, Algona, sustained cut fingers in one of the accidents and was treated at St. Ann hospital. He was hurt when the auto he was driving struck a parked car on North Thorington street here at 10:10 p.m.' He was charged with reckless driving and the owner of the parked car, Harold G. Harms, 25, Burt, was charged with Improper parking. A third auto, owned by Garold E. Hough, 25, Emmetsburg, was struck when the Harms car was pushed into it. Damage to the Green car was estimated at $500, while damage to the Harms auto was $300 and to the Hough vehicle, $40 according to police who investigated. At 8:40 a. m., autos driven by Arthur C. Welp,, 57, and Arnold M. Schiltz, 62, both of Bancroft, collided two miles north of there on highway 169 as the former slowed to make a left turn and the latter couldn't stop in time to miss hitting the Welp car. The Welp vehicle remained on the highway, while the other machine slanted into the ditch northwest of the intersection. Schiltz was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle, and damage to the cars was estimated at $350 each by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Rudolph Will Passes Here; Friday Rites Rudolph w. Will, -78, Algona, resident of this area for about 43 years, died at his farm home three miles southwest of Algona Funeral services for Mr. Will are to be held Friday at 1;30 p. m, in the Methodist church, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour officiating. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Rudolph William will, son of Henry and Albertena Geilenfeld Will, was born at Lotts Creek and later married Ada Leininger, who preceded him in death in 1945, He retired from a farm north of Algona in i960 and was a member of the Methodist church, He is survived by two daughters, Martha Marie will and Alice (Mrs. Alfred Brickson), Algona; one grandchild; a sister, Rose Loper, Algona; and a brother, August will. dine Loebach and Henry schultz. Tltonka - John H. Boyken, Stanley Carman and John Johnson. Bancroft - Frank Brink and Herman Peterson. Wesley - Ed Elsenbacher, Florence Hildman, Urban Lickteig and John Youngwirth. Lone Rock - Billy Gifford. LuVerne - Violet Goetsch, Nora Gronbach and Lillian Hesse. Armstrong - Florence Guerdet, Mrs. Carl Lofstrom and Mrs. Irvin Smith. Buffalo Center - Emma Hinz. Ledyard - G. V. Rolling and Helen Valvick. Fenton - Delores Pert! and John St meeker. Bode - Peter Reding. Lakota - Albert Sleper and Robert Stenzel. Sexton - Everett Steven. Names of grand jurors who will serve Kossuth county during the present year were released this week by County Clerk Alma Pearson. The grand jury does not report unless ordered to do so. Named were ; H. A. Blanchard, Lone Rock, Ernest Bormann, Irvington; Loyal Gingrich, Titonka; Leo Hanselman, West Bend; Russell Kauffman, Swea City; John Mullins, Corwith, John Munch, Fenton; Lael Root, Wesley; Art Rusch, Whlttemore; John Welp, Bancroft; Elmer Willmert, Elmore; and Wilbur Zeigler, Algona. Mrs. Schnetzer, 45, LuVerne, Rites Feb. 10 Mrs. George . Schnetzer, 45, LuVerne, died Monday night at the Belmond hospital where she had been a patient the past 10 days. She had been ill for some time. Funeral services will be conducted today, Thursday, at 2:30 p. m., with the Rev. Ralph Hindman, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren church, officiating. Burial will be in LuVerne cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home, LuVerne, in charge. The former Shirley Blumer, Mrs. Schnetzer was a lifelong resident of LuVerne. She is survived by her husband; seven children, Mrs. David Zitt- ritsch of Maywood, Calif., Mrs. Charles Merkle of Renwick, Jerry Schnetzer of LuVerne, Geo. Schnetzer, serving with the U, S. Army in Germany, and Connie, Jane and Cynthia, at home; also five grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Elmer Schnetzer of Renwick. Mrs, Schnetzer was a member of the LuVerne Evangelical United Brethren church, Sales Tax On Canadian Goose Is Two Cents How much is the sales tax on a Canadian goose ? Well, if you must know, it's two cents, and Dennis Jorgenson can prove it. In a somewhat unusual transaction, Dennis made a deal with a friend in Chicago to trade 'him an old beat-up car for a Canadian goose owned by the Chicagoan, The goose was dead, incidentally, Naturally, there had to be an ownership transfer of the car, and at this pote* the matter of value came up, how much was the car worth? One dead Canadian goose, And how much is a dead Canadian goose worth? Dennis and the county motor vehicle registration department figured that one dollar would be about right, so Dennis forked over two cents sales tax on the transaction. pictured above is a 10 a. m. view of the crowd, Wednesday, at the second annual Corn & Soybean Clinic held at the V. F. W. Hall in Algona, sponsored by the Algona Upper Des Moines in conjunction with six national industrial suppliers. Every chair was taken in the spacious hall by 10 a. m. and more chairs were being sought to handle the overflow crowd. A free lunch was served at noon and the program continued in the afternoon. Left to right, above, are Peter Reding, Bode, Ray Otis of Wesley, Don Bormann of LuVerne, E. E. Grams of Sioux City, Allis Chalmers area manager, Ed Eichler of Humboldt, district manager for DeKalb, and Rex Taylor of Algona, representing the Behlen Mfg. Co. (UDM newsfoto) In the above photo are a group of interested listeners at the Corn & Soybean program, Wednesday, Harry Balgeman of Cylinder, Fred Davis of Burt, Everett Broesder of Algona, Don Jensen of Ringsted, Andy Gollner of Algona, Peter Reding of Bode, Lawrence Besch of Whittemore and Russell Jensen of Lone Rock, in the general picture area. Helping with the registrations at the Corn & Soybean Clinic, Wednesday, were the men shown above, Roland Bode of Algona and Ken Johnson of Humboldt, from DeKalb Agricultural Ass'n. Standing directly behind them are Bob Mitchell of Fenton, and Roy Crabtree of Fort Dodge, the latter regional manager of DeKalb, one of the sponsors, ::#:::::::*:::#:::':i::::^ Her bed was showered with glass and brick, when the truck hit about 3 a. m. The truck driver took off, but later phoned the sheriffs office to report the mishap from Pipestone, Minn. He identified himself as Raymond C. Depue, 41, of rural Cylinder. He later appeared in court at Emmets-* burg and was fined $50 and costs on a charge of striking a build* ing adjacent to a highway. U. S, 18 at the south end of Cylinder, makes a sharp turn. Truck Hits House At Dangerous Cylinder Corner The "Cylinder corner", where U. S. 18 makes a sharp turn, had another smashup when a semi-trailer truck could not negotiate the turn and smashed into the side of the'home of Mrs. Marie Thomas, 80, who was not injured. Three north end Kossuth farmers were in attendance, left to right, Edwin Nauman, Lowell Underbakke and Melvin Logemann, all with Elmore, Minn, postoffice addresses, but all farming near the Minnesota line in Kossuth County (UDM Polaroid foto). XSMWU^^ Olga Floen Kinseth and was born at Ottosen Dec. 15, 1921. He was married to Elaine Keteisen at West Bend in April, 1947, and they moved to Algona in 1949, He had been employed as a maintenance man at the State Highway Dept, shed here and served in the armed forces during World War n. He was a member of the American Legion and Trinity Lutheran church. Mount Kinseth Funeral Here This Friday Mount Kinseth, 44, well-known Algonan, died Tuesday at St. Ann hospital here following a lengthy illness. Funeral services for Mr, Kinseth will be held in Trinity Lutheran church here at 11 a.m. Friday, with Rev, G.J.C. Gerike officiating, McCullough Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, He was a son of Oliver and Besides his wife, survivors include a daughter, Susan, 10, son, Tom, 9; his parents; aj»d five brothers and sisters, Richard, Ottosen, Marilyn (Mrs, Oivin Haug), Ottosen, charlotte (Mrs, James Barber), West Bend, Jerry Emmetsburg, and Delores (Mrs, Robt. Naeve), Santa Ana,, Cal, Farmers Hear Speakers On Topic Variety An overflow crowd of between 600 and 700 farmers from this area enjoyed a six-hour program here Wednesday, at the V.F.W. Hall, the 2nd annual Corn & Soybean Clinic to be held. Whereas a year ago the first Clinic date met with the winter's worst snowstorm and had to be postponed 10 days, the 1966 edition received a blessing from the weather man, with temperatures of over 50above. Park- Ing space within blocks of the V. F. W. Hall here was at a premium. Jim Wychor, the first operator and manager at radio station KLGA in Algona, now with a Minneapolis station, was a pinch - hitter as master of ceremonies for Chet Randolph of the American Soybean Association, who was ill. The program was sponsored by six industrial suppliers to farmers in cooperation with The Algona Upper Des Moines. A free lunch built around ham was served at noon by the V.F.W. Auxiliary. On the program were Robert Christiansen, representing DeKalb, E. E. Grams of Allis Chalmers, Tom Miller of Allied Chemical, Dwight Shaw of Amchem Products, Robert Fischer of Shell Chemical, A. F. Mork of Allis Chalmers and Allen Wilke of Behlen Mfg. While all of them were naturally representing their firms, their general talks were based on ideas and developments in the farm field without particular emphasis on their own products. The main theme was more efficient and profitable farm operation, and new developments in the science of farming. The general program was developed and produced by Rural Gravure, the monthly rotogravure section which is a part of The Algona Upper DesMoines. High Of 48 Here As Balmy Weather Stays Area residents were reminded this week that despite a seemingly early spring (based on temperature readings and rain fall during the past five days), there is still plenty of time for a large amount of snow and cold weather. Remember last year? However, everyone seems to be enjoying the current stretch of good weather, and hopes the groundhog was wrong when he saw his shadow, bringing on six more weeks of winter, several days ago. Our February thaw the last four days has found practically all the snow disappearing - and thunder and lightning accompanied rain squalls here Monday and Tuesday nights. Total rainfall during the period is more than one-half an inch. The last snowfall registered here was a trace Feb. 4, It is possible the 48 degree reading here Tuesday afternoon set some kind of mark for that date in Kossuth county-and highs during the fo«r day period ranged from that figure down to 29 degrees. A low (?) of 44 degrees, went into the records here early Wednesday, Here are the marks: H L R Feb.5 29 3 Feb. 6 38 JO Feb. 7 38 *9 Feb. 8 48 & ,25'* Feb. 9 <• 44 •»»' Bean Feed Ticket* Tickets are now on sale fop the big Washington Birthday peafl Feed and Kara Supper being epon- sored by the Kossuth Historical Society.

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