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Weidenhoff Utter Says: "This Must Be Our Last Proposal' 9 BY fctISS WALLER * * * Decorator colors have been with us for sometime, in appliances and utensils and home furnishings, and recently one airline, Braniff, hired an Italian designer to redo the color schemes of their planes and the wardrobes of their stewardesses, so that the airline can advertise that you fly with them a dozen times and never get the same color combination twice. We think this is nice, just so the planes set down where they are supposed to and in the accepted manner. Now comes a new development. In Baltimore, they are redecorating the city Jail, with each cell decorated in a different color combination, which some psychiatrist says should help to do something beneficial to the minds of those incarcerated, sheriff Lindhorst, please note 1 Professors are not the only absent - minded people I . How about a certain plumber and his helper at Fenton, who traveled to Storm Lake on a recent, bitter cold evening, to attend a supplier's meeting . . . only to find that the meeting had been held the night before I * * * It is reported that Harold E. Stassen has announced he is a candidate for political office in' Pennsylvania ... a friend has described him (it says he was a friend) as "a computer with a missing tube." If we were Harold, we hardly think this would be taken as a compliment. * * * A local group enjoyed a small friendly wager on the outcome 6f the Saturday Big Ten Basketball games on TV. The jackpot goes to the entry with the right last number digit of the total score . . . recently the TV announcer gave the score as the buzzer sounded, but neglected to add that a foul had been called a second before the buzzer. The winner pocketed the jackpot, and of course, set'up the treats .. next day the papers gave the right total, one point higher ... the winner returned his earnings, but was Out the treats. * * * Basketball used to be a comparative "fun game" and it stiU is, at times. But as more and more rules have been written, it seems as though the game at times becomes one continuous round of whistle tooting. You can't blame the referees, it they are trying to meticulously foUow the rules . . . but it sure takes some of the fun out of the game, and almost seems many a contest ~Is now decided by free throws instead of basketball. * * * At Bloomfield, Iowa, we note, the city council has taken a lease on a coal strip mine area for a new dump ground, the lease being for 500 years, which will allow for quite a bit of dumping, it must be a big hole in the ground ... wish we had such a place around here; it might help in relocating our own city dump. * * * The man of tomorrow will have no hair at all, according to a Brown University biologist, who adds that man is the least hairy of all mammals and is getting more hairless all the time ,., * * Then there's the daughter whose father told her he wanted her home from a date by 11 o'clock, "But dad," she protested, "I'm no longer a child," "j know," answered fee father, "That's why I want you home by eleven," * * * The quickest damper on a man who verges on becoming the life of the party is a discouraging look from his wife, * * * Conscience is a small inner voice that warns us not to do something after we've done it, * * * Famous, yist Line * Frequent naps wiU keep you from getting oMr especially if you're driving, A Stalemate still exists at the plant of the Weidenhoff Corporation in Algona, where all but management and maintenance personnel have been on strike since Wednesday, Jan. 26. In the meantime, a meeting between a group of Algona men, mostly in business here, and union representatives, seemed to have resulted in no solution to the differences between the company and the union, and some misunderstanding. The meeting of representatives of the union with the local men led to a formal denial from the Algona Chamber of Commerce that the latter organization had officially had a hand In the discussion. A February 11 letter from the Weidenhoff corporation to families of all company employees followed, and said.: "In order to squelch any rumors, we assure you we are not working through any local organization to finalize this settlement. As we told you earlier, we must negotiate only with the Union Committee and their special representative; therefore we have had no negotiation meetings with any organization being involved and no such meetings have been scheduled or planned. "We were assured in our last meeting with the Union Committee, and in the presence of the Federal Commissioner, that the committee had accepted our package and had agreed to recommend its acceptance by the membership. For some reason this agreement was not kept by the committee and the amended and accepted proposal was not presented to the body for acceptance as agreed to by the Union Committee. ". . . this must be our last proposal and we intend to stick to it simply because there is a limit to all concessions. We must have enough left to furnish heat, light and equipment for your place of work." The company letter also had enclosures of the letter from the Chamber of Commerce to weid- ' enhoff denying that the chamber had officially called a meeting with Union officials. The company added that such meetings would have no bearing or effect on the final settlement of negotiations. In the meantime, a Mason City Globe-Gazette reporter, Charles Walk, carried a feature story in that paper last week concerning the strike by the Inter national Ass'n. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers here, with quotes from local business people as to the effect of the strike on local business. The strike, in its three-week period, has resulted in an approximate loss of somewhere in the neighborhood of $60,000 or more in wages to those on strike. Rumors circulated last weekend that some members out on strike intended to return to work Monday morning, but this did not materialize. In the meantime, however, a number of those who went bn strike have taken jobs in adjacent cities, several going to work in Fort Dodge. Others have indicated they would take any work they could find in this area, until the strike might be settled at least. Chief difference between the company and the union still seems to be centered on one chief point, wage scales. At the last official meeting of union members, the vote stood with 71 out of 99 voting favoring continuation of the strike. Clear Pictures - More News - Biggest Circulation Upper ESTABLISHED 1145 Entered at Mcond clau matter at the Dottofflce at Algona, Iowa (809111. Nov. 1. 193S, under Act of Conires* of Match 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1966 16 PUQM - 2 Sections VOL. 101 NO. 13 Grover Keagle, Tifonka, Dies, Briff Hospital TITONKA - Grover Keagle, 72, died Sunday morning at Hancock Memorial hospital, Britt, where he had been a patient for about two weeks. He was born March 10, 1893 at Gibson City, HI., the son of Samuel Grant and Sarah Hilll- son Keagle. He never married and was a self-employed farmer and did custom work. He lived at Titonka for 49 years. . Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Burton Yale, Leheigh, Mrs. Viola Wright, Rota, Spain, and Mrs. Carrie Wilson, Titonka; four brothers, Logan, Mayor, Minn., Raymond, Minneapolis, Stanley, Sarasota, Fla., and Donavon, Carroll. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services are at 2 p. m. today (Tuesday) at Blake Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Thomas officiating and interment in the Buffalo Twp. cemetery. Pallbearers are Jerry Schutjer, Harm Huisinga, Holland Fox, Leo Richter, Walter Haack and Floyd Huisman. A Correction The Upper Des Molnes regrets misinformation in a story in Tuesday's paper regarding Mike Baker of Algona, in the army's Special Service unit. Mike has been in training in Mississippi in the "green berret" forces, but has not been in Viet Nam, although expecting to be assigned there after completion of training Wes/eyons Wed 50 Years No Delivery Of Mail, Feb. 22 The Post Office will be closed on Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22. There will, be no window service and no carrier deliveries in town or country. Incoming mail will be worked to Post Office boxes and outgoing mail will be dispatched as usual. Special Delivery mail will be delivered. There will be a clerk on duty distributing mail from 4:00 to 10:00 a. m. and from 2:00 to 8:00 p. m. The Upper Des Moines will be printed for distribution on Monday, next week. Garrigan Operetta Opens Run Of 3 Performances Garrigan High School's music department is ready to present its .seventh annual operetta, this year's selection being Meredith WiU son's famed classic "The Music Man," The first presentation is Thursday evening, Feb, 17, Two other performances will be given, on Feb, 20 and 21, at 8 p. m, in the school auditorium, In the above picture are Victoria McGuire and Robert Nichols, who play two of the leads in the production, Others in the cast who are main characters are Dennis Besch, BUI O'brecht, Ken Fuchsen, Florence McGuire, Mary Jo Becker, Pat Loebig, Jim Gengler, Francis Hildman, Norman Bormann, Mike Uckteig and Tom Fuchsen, They are assisted by a complete cast in chorus numbers, The operetta is being directed by John Sterba, assisted by Sister Mary Ignatius and sister Virginia Marie, other faculty members assisting- with the production are sister Lawrence Marie, sister Mary iva. Sister Mary imelda, Thomas Puetz, Sister Mary Alfred and the G-Club members wiU do the ushering. Tickets are available at the door, starting time is 8 p. m. (photo by Matt Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson of Wesley wiU celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Feb . 20 with open house from 2 to 5 p., m. at the Evangelical Free church at Wesley. There will be a short program at 2:15 p. in. No invitations are being senjt. and aU friends anifaelatives are invited to attend. Frank Johnson and Cora Larson were married Feb. 16,1916 at Wesley. They have Uved in the Wesley vicinity ever since, except for 5 years, spent at Lone Rock. They are parents of two'daughters, Grace, Mrs. Stanley Simpson of Wesley, and Irene, Mrs. Paul McNeiU of Spirit Lake. They have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. w&yrw&y&y&y:^^ Titonka Couple's Golden Wedding Mr. and Mrs. WiUlam Schram, Titonka, wiU observe their golden wedding anniversary with open house, Sunday, from 2 to 5 p. m. at the Titonka Methodist church. Mr. Schram is a former county supervisor. The affair wUl be in charge of their children: Wilbur and Herbert Schram and Mrs. Kenneth (Kathryn) Swan, aU of Clear Lake; Mrs. Herman (Harriet) Schutter, Mankato; and Mrs. Reuben (Lois) Holcomb, Swea City. The couple married Feb. 17, 1916, at Titonka. Wesley Woman Is Injured In Car Crash WESLEY - Mrs. Kate Flora sustained a broken nose and face lacerations Monday morning Feb. 7 in a car collision near Lake City. She and her son, Roger, were enroute to Denver, Colo, to visit their daughter and sister, Sandra, the Wayne Lybar- gers. Due to extreme foggy conditions, two cars collided. Roger had just completed a course at the University at Iowa City and had accepted a job with CoUins Radio Corp. at Cedar Rapids. Mrs, Flom was taken to Memorial hospital, Lake City, for treatment. Burt Lady Dies Mrs, Clyde Bristow of Burt died Tuesday night at St, Ann hospital, Algona, Funeral arrangements for her were pending at Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, at press time. She is survived by her husband, four sons and a daughter, Trip To Washington Robert Boleneus, Wesley, chairman of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau national policy committee was selected to represent Kossuth County on a trip to Washington D, C, on March 7-9, No Injuries Reported In Mishaps Here Four minor mishaps were investigated by the police department here during the past weekend. A total of $315 damage resulted to vehicles and property. Two were reported Monday. The first occurred at 3:50 p. m. at the intersection of Jones and Call streets when vehicles driven by John A. Larson, 78, and Jean M, Robinson, 16, both of Algona, collided, resulting in a total of $75 damage to the autos. No charges were filed. At 7 p. m., a car driven by Mrs. Garland Bradley, Algona, struck the rear of an auto driven by Wendell L. Rockwell, 20, Thompson, on South Phillips street, resulting in $40 damage to the Rockwell machine. Themis- hap was reported at the police station. Sunday, at 2;45 p. m,, a car driven by John c, Bradley, 18, Algona, skidded on snow at the intersection of Phillips and Chubb streets and hit a stop sign. He applied his brakes when an auto driven by Virgil R. Lewis, 18, Lakota, began a right turn. The Lakota car was not damaged, while damage to the Bradley machine was estimated at $50. At 12 a, m. Saturday, a car driven by Russell L, Harris, Burt, slid on ice and struck a power pole on Diagonal street, resulting in $150 damage to the auto Dies In Minnesota Word has been received of the death Jan. 29 of Oluf Branjord at Forest Lake, Minn. His wife, the former Maude Schenck, a graduate here of the class of 1910, died in 1964. Their home had been at Star prairie, Wis, but after the death of his wife, Mr. Branjord lived alone. He fell some time ago and broke his hip and at the time of death was in a rest home at Forest Lake, Minn, He was a little past eighty years old. About 106 At Geo. Washington Birthday Algona Picnic Sale Coming Up, Feb. 22 In California In spite of a rainy, cloudy day (California dew) ,100 Algon- ans enjoyed their annual gossip and picnic, recently at Huntington Beach, Calif. It was the 9th annual. Ed and Genevieve Genrich were missed by all being on a Rotary World Safari. Many came direct from Algona to help celebrate this occasion such as: Herman-and Theresa Dreesman, Jay and Mary Budlong, A. R. and Ruth Willrett, Bill and Clara Drayton, Henry and Ruth Guderlan, Gerald and Betty Rochleau, and Mr. and Mrs. C, S. Shlpler. In order of registering with registrars Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Richter were former Algonans Howard Genrich- Long Beach, Bill bd daughter Kathy Thilges - Orange; Opal Barker-Es- condldo;. Leonard Frost and his three boys - Huntlngton Beach (sent get. well card to Mrs. Frost); Norm and Lenore Best- Pomona; Albert and Bettanne Richardson - Riverside; David and Hazel Ward - Santa Ana; Clair &KathrynSnyder and girls- Riverside; Evert and Mabel Richardson - Riverside; Zelba Brown - Fort Dodge; Bob and lovely Paula Brown and famtly- Santee; Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Brown-ElCajon; Alan & Cherl Brown - Oceanside; David and Billie Johnson - San Diego, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Heller-Glen- dlae, Mr. and Mrs. Don Johnson- Imperial Beach; Mr. and Mrs . Stanley Miller and John Costa Mesa; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kennedy & children-Anaheim; Jim and Neva Shipler and Sheila-Fullerton; Mr. and Mrs. Herb Hobbs-Long Beach; Phyllis Gade Alford-Whittier; Glennis Finnestad Ducheny-Santa Ana; Marion Finnestad McCowen- Santa Ana; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Angus-Santa Ana; Mrs.RoyGuy- Renwick; Mrs. Roby Yates Garden Grove with daughter Sheryl Ball, Harold and Marian Gade Berkeland - Inglewood; Doris Berkeland Wells-Hunting. ton Beach; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fandel-Santa Ana; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Crilly-La Habra; and Mr, and Mrs. Cecil Snyder-Anaheim. The sun even came out just in time to see everyone home safely. The group is looking for a big turnout for the 10th Annual Algona Picnic the first Sunday in February, 1967, at Lake Park in Huntington Beach. Mary Von Bank Services Held At West Bend Furneral services for Mrs. Mary Von Bank, 86, were held at 10 a. m. Monday at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church in West Bend. Rev, Louis Greving was celebrant of the requiem mass, and burial was in West Bend Cemetery. Mrs, Von Band died Thursday evening at Haywood Nursing Home, Emmetsburg. In 1896, she married Michael Von Bank, A farmer, he died in 1946, Surviving are three children, Mrs. Roy Kenne of West Bend, Mrs, Theresa Gordon of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Edward Von Bank of Rolfe; 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, Edward stattteraan of West Bend. there will be no argument. The day and evening will be dedicated (\ Algona business firms are preparing for a one-day bargain event next week, with stores hours to be from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. next Tuesday, Feb. 22, Washington's Birthday. to hatchet work on merchandise of all kinds In all stores. You'll read all about It In the first-of-the-week Algona Upper Des Molnes, which will read) subscribers next Monday, instead of Tuesday, in plenty of time to digest the hundreds of items to be offered for the George Washington Birthday Sale. „,..., . Bob Bomgaars and John Shaw But in Algona, next Tuesday, are co _ chairme n for the event. Whether George did - or did not - use his hatchet as a boy to chop down that cherry tree, is a point historians are still arguing about. Ledyard Only Kossuth Team Left, Girls Meet Burt Council Buys Portable Fog Sprayer The Burt town councU, at its February meeting, voted to order a new model portable fog sprayer to be used for insect control during the summer. The unit can be used on the tractor purchased by the town last fall and is said to be very economical to use. The cost of the unit plus necessary materials WiU be $475. Bids were presented by Everds Bros., Algona; Place Construction Co., Humboldt; and Rohlin Construction Co., Esther- vllle, for the summer blacktopping program. Because the bids were not complete, none was accepted. Seven Persons Have Hearings, Mayor's Court Seven persons were fined or sentenced to jail as the result of preliminary hearings of a variety of violations in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week, Chris Reefer, Algona, was sentenced to 10 days in jail, intoxication; Dwight H. Decker, Whittemore, was fined $10, disturbing the peace; Darrell D. Green, Algona, $25, reckless driving; Robert W. Nock, Jr., Ringsted, $10, failing to have control of his vehicle; Harold G. Harms, Burt, $6, improper parking; and Clair L. Erickson, St, Charles, 111., and Kenneth R, Dolezal, Park Forest, 111., $5 each, stop sign, Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Wed 25 Years Mr. and Mrs. John Gisch, Algona, wiU observe their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house Feb, 19 at 7 p. m. at the KC hall, Algona. They invite all their friends and relatives to attend. Their daughters, Madonna, Rosemary (Mrs, John Wibe) and Virginia (Mrs* Dennis Guedert) will be hostesses, Only one Kossuth county girls basketball team remained in the running In state sectional play, after Tuesday night's games. That team is Ledyard, which placed sixth in the State Line standings at conclusion of regular season's play. Lakota, the State Line Conference champ, was derailed by Boone Valley, one of the state's strongest teams, 63 to 48, Tuesday night at Corwlth. Sentral, which finished with a 7-1 record in state Line play, was edged out by Armstrong, 64 to 63, in a thriller at Sentral, Tuesday night. Armstrong had' finished fifth in State Line play. A rundown on quarterfinal and semifinal sectionals, up to the finals, which will take place Thursday night, follows: AT CORWITH Lakota 71, Thompson 47 Ledyard 64, Corwith-Wesley 59 Twin Rivers 50, Ledyard 67 Boone Valley 63, Lakota 48 AT SENTRAL Armstrong 76, Rolfe 62 Sentral 84, Mallard 70 Laurens, 63, Havelock-Plover 4? Armstrong 64, Sentral 63 In first round games, played at Bode, Boone Valley downed Titonka, 74 to 57, and Twin Rivers eliminated Burt, 53 to 46. Earlier games at Rolfe and Titonka were reported in Tuesday's paper. Thus, Ledyard remains as Kossuth county's only hope, and Armstrong islikewise for Emmet county, as the girls tournaments progress toward the district meets, and then state championship games. Pioneer Will Present Corn Clinic Here Farmers in this area are invited to get the latest facts on maximizing 1966 corn profits at the VFW hall here tyu, &•&, The program presented by the producers of Pioneer brand seed and local Pioneer seed salesmen, begins at 1:30 p. m, Jim Tel* ecky, Pioneer Corn Service agronomist for north central Iowa, will take a look at last year's crop,,, and ways to make the roost of 1966 corn cyop prospects. Plant population, rootworms, narrow rows, test weight, fcr* tiliser rates, and new hybrids *

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