The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 24, 1966 · Page 1
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BY RUSS WALLER One prominent Kossuth county farmer is on an interesting winter trip. Alfred Schenck of Algona recently sent friends cards from South America. One from Brazil proved extremely interesting. Alfred's chief hobby is travel; some years ago he made a trip to Australia and New Zealand. * * * Other local travelers, now home, are Gerhard and Edna Wittkopf who made a trip to Hawaii. In Algona they enjoy square dancing, and they discovered that there are addicts in Hawaii as well. They took in a dance of the "Y" Square Wheelers in Honolulu. * * * Apologies to the girls basketball teams from Lakota and Sentral. We eliminated them unintentionally from further competition, after they lost games in the sectionals. Then we discovered that sectional winners who enter the districts include not only first place teams, but second as well. On inquiry, it seems that in recent years as schools have consolidated, there are fewer girls teams in the state. Thus the tournament rules were altered to allow more than one to enter the district from the sectionals. And quite often, a good team can have one bad night in a sectional and be out of the running; under'this program, there is a second chance. * * * Folks around Sexton may recall Lois Smith of Forest City, a younger sister of Mrs. Art Hix. Miss Smith was a midterm graduate at the University of Iowa. She financed her own education all the way, one way being to work summers on a Pioneer corn detasseling crew. She is now considering entering the armed forces as an officer in one of the women's units.. * * * At the Don PeCoy farm they are not drilling for oil, only water. But they've had bad luck along the way ... a sand bucket stuck in the bottom and caused loss of about 100 feet of cable and some tools, but workers are hopeful that the casing can be pulled up. They'll be glad to settle for a little water by spring - no oil wanted. * * * According to a University of Rhode Island study, trading stamps add about 67 cents a week to the average family's food bill. * * * While folks hereabouts may not know it, there are times when the two local newspapers do reach each other over the telephone. Tuesday, a call from our neighbor up the street with regard to a legal. Seems a neighboring county school superintendent, not wanting to offend, agreed to a suggestion that a coin be tossed to see which paper ran the legal required in this county for a West Bend area school change.., Don Smith of the Upper Des Moines was selected as'our best coin-tosser-upper, and as the superintendent tossed the coin, Don called "tails" . , . tails it was, * * * Memo to Arnie Ricklefs: Now that we think it over, that bet wasn't on the Iowa-Minnesota game at all, but on a high school contest, How about it ? * * * "Where do you think you are going ?" shouted a policeman to a driver going the wrong way on a one-way street. "I don't know," he replied, "but everyone else seems to be coming back," * * * Then there's the fellow who was called 50 conceited he joined the Navy to let the world see him, * * * Famous Last Line - "The truth which we choose to ignore is that we cannot impose Westerns-style democracies on unprepared nations and expect them to take root in a single generation," Staona Cledf Pictures — More News — Biggest Circulation jfRotnesi ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflcc at AlRcma. Town (50S1JL Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1966 14 Page* Metro VOL. 101 NO. 15 Women Vofer Workshop Here Herman Putz Of Burt Dies In Minnesota Herman J. Putz, 93, former resident of Burt and retired farmer, died in Riverview Memorial hospital atSt. Paul, Minn. Sunday. Funeral services for Mr. Putz were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in St. John's Lutheran church at Burt, with Rev. William Scheer officiating. Burial was at the Burt township cemetery, with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Don Price, James Will, Alton Rochleau, Gene Ollom, Donald Ollom, Sr., and Donald Ollom, Jr. Herman John Putz was born 'at*'Avdca,' Wise., Aug. 24,' 1872,'' and married Matilda Bleich at Burt Jan. 10, 1899. She preceded him in death in 1960. They farmed east of Burt prior to retirement in 1932. Survivors include two daughters, Mildred (Mrs. Leslie Sorenson), Algona, and Mrs. Leona Ollom, South St. Paul, Minn.; a son, Raney, Faribault, Minn.; two sisters, Lena Smith, Chicago, and Matilda Kussruth, So. St. Paul; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Mr. Putz was preceded in death by his parents, a son Harry, and a daughter, Mabel. Dave Gouge Of Algona Dies In Florida Dave Gouge, well-known retired Algona barber, died at Orlando, Fla., Monday night. He has suffered from a heart ailment for several years. Funeral arrangements are pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel here. His body is being shipped from Florida, where he and his wife were visiting relatives, and arrangements will be completed when she arrives home today (Thursday). ' Don Gant Is Transferred Don Gant, district sales manager here for investor's Diversified Services for the past five years, has been named divisional sales manager of the organization and is being transferred to Madison, Wise., effective April, Mr. Gant's family will remain in Algona until the end of the school year. Bill Studer, representative of ,the firm here, will continue to serve the organization One of four workshops set up in the state of Iowa by the League of Women Voters was held here Tuesday at the Johnson House. In attendance besides local officers and members were the state president of the organization and several members of the state board and officers. In the above photo, Mrs. Howard Dresser state president, second from the right, seated, is surrounded by these other ladies, front row, left to right, Mrs. Marvin Wolter, Mason City, state treasurer, Mrs. Elliott Full, Iowa City, board member, and Mrs. John Cleveland, Davenport, board member. In back, left to right, Mrs. D. R. Waterman, Muscatine, Mrs. George Koerber, Ames and Mrs. George Smith Oskaloosa, members of the board, and Mrs. Bill Finn, Algona, local president. A couple of the state officers were flown in for the session, which was held to formulate the program for the coming year. There were also delegates present at the meeting from Sioux City. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) Ex-LuVerne Supt. Resigns Post J. Arnold Hjelle, superintendent of schools at Sigourney for the last nine years has resigned effective July 1. He came to Sigourney from Paulina. He also served at LuVerne and LaPorte City. Democrat Gala At D-Moines Friday Night More than 2,000 Iowa Democrats are expected inDesMoines Friday evening for a Democratic congressional testimonial and gala at KRNT theater. The program will include a speech by postmaster General Lawrence O'Brien and an hour-long variety show featuring movie and television actress Joan Staley and The Stepbrothers dance team. Former United States Senator Guy M. Gillette, chairman, said persons attending will also see a film message from President Johnson. Miss Staley's television roles include that of the blond starlet on the "Broadside" series. She may currently be seen as co-star of the movie "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken." Following the program, which begins at 8 p. m., those attending may meet the postmaster general, Iowa's six Democratic congressmen and state officials at an informal reception, Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple, They may be obtained from Ruth Hurlburt, Swea City; Don Murray, Bancroft, or Joe Straub. Algona, Amend Budget Through an official notice in the UDM today, the Algona Community School District is amending its budget, raising the amount from $767,682 to $808,821 to allow for expenditure of federal funds under the National Elementary Secondary Education Act, It is pointed out there will be no increase in taxes due to the action. Cidney Laird Is Feted Here By Red Cross Purpose of a Red Cross meeting at the Algona Hotel Monday evening was to honor Mrs. Cidney Laird, who will retire March 1 after serving as executive secretary of the Red Cross Chapter for 18 years. Mrs. Laird will leave March 5 to go to Florida for several weeks to visit her sister. Mrs. Kermit Setchell and family at Bonita Springs. Mrs. Laird will be replaced in the office by Mrs. Evelyn Bickert. Election of officers was held. President is Don Hemmingsenj first vice-president, Mrs. Ruth Ley of Lakota; second vice- president, Tom Garry of Bancroft; third vice-president, Mrs. Florence Studer of LuVerne; treasurer, Ann Merritt of Algona; and secretary, Mrs. John Dole of Irvington. Present at the meeting was George Hutchins of Mason City, area representative. An executive committee meeting will be held in the Red Cross offices at 4 p. m. Tuesday. Walter Campney Of Burt Named Assn. Director BURT - Walter Campney, Burt dairy farmer, Saturday was elected a director of the Consolidated Breeders Association at its annual meeting at Coon Rapids, Minn, At a meeting of the directors, Mr. Campney was elected to the executive board from Area 8, Attending the annual meeting were Mr, and Mrs. Campney, Burt, and Mr, and Mrs. Virgil Laucks, Ledyard. Both Mr. Campney and Mr, Laucks were voting delegates at the meetng. New Vehicle Sales, County, Total 65, Week New vehicle sales in Kossuth county last week totaled 30, according to registration records at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Volgt. Here are the owners of new cars and trucks: Chevrolet - A. E. Pearson, Wesley, pickup; Ralph Reding, Ottosen, pickup; Welp Hatchery, Bancroft, panel; K. G. Bormann, Bode; R. G. Holm, Ledyard; K. E. Farrell, Whittemore; C. J. or Irma Brandenburg, Armstrong ; August or Dorothy Bernau, Burt; L. G. Baxter, Lone Rock; J. R. Schutjer, Titonka. Ford - A. L. Kramersmeier, Swea City; Harriet A. Lynch, Algona; C. E. Wingert, Wesley; Robert or Shirley Lovstad, Burt. IHC - No. Cent. Pub. Serv. Co., Algona; Algona Impl. Co. CMC - M. J. Bradley, Algona. Cadillac - Henry Bailey, Wesley. Mercury - R. A. O'Green, Swea City; W. W. O'Green, Armstrong. Lincoln - W. E. Ley, Lakota. Buick - G. H. Voigt, Fenton; N. A. Zumach, Whittemore. Dodge - C. C. Sorensen, Corwith; R. K. Schmitt, Algona. Pontiac - Herman or Johanna Franzen, Titonka; G. N. Frideres, Ottosen; E. E. Schaefer, Buffalo Center. Rambler - A. M. Anderson, West Bend. Chevrolet - W. E. Blomster, Swea City; Clarence or Gertrude Schutjer, Titonka; W. R. Kuhn, Algona, truck; Ernie Williams, Algona, truck; J, D. Rutledge, Algona, truck; Arndorfer Bros., Algona, pickup; W. M. Elbert, Whittemore, pickup; A, D. and Margie Lockwood, Bancroft, pickup; Oscar Luedtke, Lone Rock; 0. F. Behrends, Lone Rock; Elmer or Kate Gray, Buffalo Center. Ford -' Joe Gonzalez, Swea City; D. F. or Shirley Habeger, Lone Rock; Amey or Ella Cherland, Lone Rock; Fred Blumer, LuVerne; K. W. Marty LuVerne, pickup; R. W. Holm, Swea City, pickup; H. J. nig, Bode, pickup; H. J. Frideres, Ottosen, pickup; Henry Mayland, Jr., Buffalo Center, pickup; W. R. Jorgensen, Swea City; E. H. Eden, Titonka. Mercury - E. W. Preston, Armstrong. Buick - William or Marion Knoll, Lone Rock; J. W. Meyer Wesley. Pontiac - Dale or RitaSchroe- der, Lone Rock; Lela L. Bixler, Algona; Merle or Joan Loss, Wesley. Olds - D. J. Bollig, Fenton; L. F. or Helen Pratt, Algona. Dodge - Plerman Askeland, Jr., Armstrong; A. T. or Dorothy Charles, Algona, pickup; Buscher Bros., Algona, pickup. Volkswagen - Albert or Beatrice Langerman, Fenton. Lincoln - Dr. H. H. Murray, Lakota. Armstrong Bows Out Armstrong high was the only girls team to survive into the district semi-finals from this area. But in Tuesday night's semi-final, against Manson, the Emmet county entry went down to a 97-70 defeat, thus eliminating any immediate area girls from state tourney possibilities* Other area teams going into the districts lost. At Rolfe, Manson downed Fenton Sentral 92 to 65. At Fort Dodge, Boxholm downed Ledyard, 68 to 45, and Alden defeated Lakota, 85 to 52. Algona Teacher Pay Schedule Up $35,000 4-H Fun Nigfif Slated Feb. 26 The annual Kossuth County 4-H Fun Night for 8th grade 4-H'ers and below will be held Saturday, February 26, starting at 7:00 p, m, in the Burt high school. Fun Night, planned and operated by the 4-H county offi« cers and a group of older 4-H'ers, includes movies, folk dancing, refreshments and a number of fun booths ranging from darts at balloons to a ghost house, A Fun Night King and Queen will be selected that evening and the clubs who have announced their candidates are as follows: Queens - Union Alethean, Kathy Hansen; Algona A, 0. K,, Janis Haag; Buffalo Boosters, Jolene Fox; Plum Creek Elite, Patrice Bode; Irvington Ideals, Kathy Bernhard; Riverdale Rustlers I, Jane Reding; Eagle-ettes, Darlene Govern; Burt Blue Birds, Marcia Soderberg; Greenwood Girls, Carla Kayser; Bancroft Busy Bees, Jeanette Goche; Fenton Forwards, Diane Luedtke; Valley Farmerettes, sherry pannkuk; Cresco Chums, Dawn Wildin; Garfleld Gems, Denise Montag; Wesley Wizards, Rachelle Cunningham; Lone Rock Lively Rockets, Linda Doocy. Kings - Aggressive Lads, Lowell Eichenberger; Buffalo Boys, Marvin Carlson; Eagle Boys, Gene Guinn; Fenton Boys, Gary Laabs; Garfield%ustlers, Bob Patterson; Greenwood Boys, Cletus Nurre; LuVerne Eager Beavers, Paul Swanson; Prairie Future Farmers, Peter Nled- zielski; Seneca progressive Farmers, John Nyman; Union Boys, Matt Frankl; Wesley Boys, Larry Kunkel; st, Joe Trojans, Jerome Kohlhaas; Ramsey Boys, David Yackle; plum creek Boys, Frank Becker; Letts Creek Leaders, Teddy Pompe; Cresco Boys, Larry Rochleau, Gordon Kuhns Wed 50 Yrs. An open house, marking the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon S. Kuhn, Algona, is being planned by their children, Helen, Mrs. Dallas Klein, Algona, and Robert Kuhn, Ankeny, after the parents return from Port Isabel, Tex. where they spend the winter. Gordon S. Kuhn and Fatrie Houser were married Feb. 28, 1916 at Kenton, Ohio. Following a wedding trip to Cleveland, they came to Algona where they have resided since March 14, 1916. They met while Mr. Kuhn was attending the D. 0. Betz School of Piano Tuning at Ada, Ohio, and he has maintained a piano business here since 1916. They are members of the Methodist church here and have three grandchildren, Richard Klein, Algona, and Kirk and Mindy Kuhn, Ankeny. :*:*:*:*:-:::^^ Mina Welfare Of Ledyard Dies Saturday Mrs. Mina Grace Welfare, 88, a resident of the Maple Leaf Rest Home in Burt, died of pneumonia at 1 p. m. Saturday at the home. She had been ailing for several years. Mrs. Welfare was born Feb. 13, 1878 at Dubuque and was educated in Algona. March 23, 1906 she married Samuel Welfare at Blue Earth. They farmed in the East Chain and Ledyard areas until they retired to Ledyard in 1939. He died in 1960. She is survived by one son, William of Elmore; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Methodist church in Ledyard. Family services will be at 11 a. m. Officiating will be Rev, Ernest Swanson, Assembly of God Pastor from Winnebago. Burial will be at Highland Home Cemetery at Ledyard. Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, is in charge of arrangements. Algona Woman Observes 90th Grandma Rose Harms celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday. She has lived at Grotte's Rest Home for four years, Her home was in Titonka for many years. Her many friends will be happy to know she is In the best of health. She has six living children, Mrs. Clarence Winters, Mason City, Mrs. Fred steil, Charles City, Timer, Titonka, Hank, Buffalo Center, John, RlceviHe, Ralph, Emmetsburg. License* To Wed Three wedding licenses were issued recently at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson, They went to; Leon J, Geitzenauer and Eileen Lynch, Feb. 11; and Jerome J, Judge and Patricia L. Goetz; and Kenneth j. Heldorfer and Marilyn R, Vaske, Feb. 17, Old P.O. Sold The old Algona postoffice building was purchased by bid recently from the General Services Administration of the U. S. government by three Algona men, C. W. Conn, Wm. Nugent and Gene Hood. No permanent plans have yet been formulated by the new owners. Bertha Eckholm Of Swea City Dies Saturday Mrs. Bertha C. Eckhohm, 86, died Saturday afternoon in a Mason City nursing home , Funeral will be at the Major Erickson Funeral Home. Dr. Wayne Clark, pastor of the First Baptist church, Mason City will officiate and burial will be at Harrison cemetery, Swea City. Pallbearers will be Hugh Black, Maynard Jensen, David Wayne, Russell and Gifford Smith. Mrs. Eckholm was born Oct. 7, 1879 near Indianola. She was the daughter of James M. and Nancy E, Sever Smith. She taught six years in Kossuth county schools prior 'to her marriage to Philip V. Eckholm, May 20, 1903, Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Mae) Hilbert, Algona, and Mrs, George (Laila) Hall, Mason City; two brothers, Luther D. Smith of Des Moines and Ernest L. Smith of Estherville; a granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence (Evelyn) Hunt, Algona, a grandson, Beryl Butterfield, Swea City; and nine great-grandchildren. Fire Destroys Barn Fire destroyed a barn in the Armstrong area, and threatened a corn dryer at the Ringsted Co- Op Elevator, over the 'weekend. The barn, some livestock and hay were lost at the farm tenanted by Joe Recker, 2 1/2 southeast of Armstrong, Sunday, The Ringsted fire occurred Monday afternoon, with no loss. 4 Townships May Join To Local District Two major items, one teachers salaries, and the second, a proposed enlargement of the Algona Community School District, were discussed Monday evening by the Algona Board of Education. The board agreed to present a wage schedule for consideration by the local teachers, and it was understood that the teachers themselves would vote on the proposed schedule with the majority rule. The new wage schedule would raise local teachers' salaries approximately $35,000 in the coming school year, or 1 1/2 mills in taxation based on the new assessed valuation, which would be determined following any redistricting that might take place. The base pay for teachers with a B. A. degree would be $5,100 with an additional $50 in extra benefits, or a flat base salary of $5,150. r Representatives of Sherman, Riverdale, Whittemore and Prairie townships appeared to discuss the possibility of their joining the Algona school district. Districts not redistricted into the school areas meeting state requirements at the present time, must do so by July 1, 1966. Attorney Joe Straub explained the several meetings which have taken place pursuant to the redistricting, showed maps which indicated the areas most predominantly in favor to joining Algona. Riverdale (St. Joe) and Whittemore polling showed an overwhelming desire to merge with Algona. Prairie was more diverse, the opinion there, as well as in Sherman, showing a predominant number wish to become a part of the Algona system. Attorney Harold Fristedt aided in the discussion of the mechanics of the redistricting. Also discussed was the method of representation on the board. No action on the matter was taken. The board agreed to purchase two 60-passenger school buses and one smaller vehicle and will secure bids. Passed was a motion hiring Duane Schnell, who will replace Roger Will, who has resigned as a school bus driver. No action was taken on replacement for Paul Richardson, who will resign as Bryant School custodian as of April 1 , The next meeting will take place, with representatives of the architectural firm present on Friday, March 11. Open Grain Service Firm A new firm, Northcentral Grain Services, Inc., will open for business Tuesday, with offices at 108 N. Moore St. Basic purpose of the business will be cash grain merchandising and Chicago future trading, Capitalized for $200,000, it will have a seat on the Chicago Board of Trade. James Schubbe, presently with Pillsbury Co., will be president and manager of the office, which will be ready for telephone contacts Tuesday March i, on future trading, Mr, Schubbe is a 1959 graduate of Mankato State College, with a B. A. degree in business administration. He has been with PiUs* bury for six years in grate merchandising. Vice-president of the firm is Floyd Rummel, president oltbe First state Bank at BriU. Secretary * treasurer is Ray Aft* liker, associated witt» conway Brothers, other members of tbe firm include Chris Algona Grain and Feed Buck, attorney at Jaw in

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