The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 3, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 3, 1966
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BY RUSS WALLER Down at Fort Dodge they had a real, honest-to^goodness lion on the loose for a few h urs ,.. the lion, with no teeth, was found and safely returned before it could starve to death ... up here in Kossuth county we prefer to meet walking trees and relay stories of wild bears in the area, etc., etc. Still wonder who started it all. * * * Not a nomination from Kossuth County for "Iowa's Outstanding Young Farmer" award? * * * Notice where the Register is coming up with a Sunday feature story on the Danes in Iowa ... they better not miss Ringsted... or Carl Morck for that matter. * * * Everytime we see that poor old polar bear on T-V writhing from the fatal shots of a high- powered rifle, advertising the Arctic Safari movie, we cringe . . . maybe it's sport, but not to our notion. * * * School administrators in the area are sorely perplexed at one aspect of the Federal aid program which offers substantial funds for numerous things, including remedial study work for those with low grades. But the laws also state that the funds shall be used only for the "underprivileged," or in other words, kids .from low income families, But, low or high income isn't the basis for low or high grades . . . some of the poorest grades come from high income homes, and some of the best grades from low income homes. How do you help those who need it most but find yourself confined to "low income" homes. * * * What would it have been like in the state high school wrestling tourney if Mick and Dana Snodgress had continued to live in Algona instead of moving to Mount Vernon, where one was a state champ and the other a runner up ? * * * The Algona city council minutes of Feb. 23, with reference to bills paid, includes two unusual items. .. one is for "helmets" for $248.69 and the other is for "riot batons" totaling $42.60 . . . fortunately, no trouble I * * * A letter from a Mrs. Delores Walker, 18 Myrtle Drive, Natchez, Miss. (39120) asking information about her ancestry on the Grose side. Her mother was Vera Stinson Graves, her grandmother was Stella crose Stinson whose father was George W. Crose . .. lived in this area many years ago. If anyone can help, contact her, * * * Just as if there wasn't enough to worry about, now comes the news that scientists have found a crack in the bottom of the North Pacific ocean... * * * And then there's the legal secretary who told her boy friend (not local, of course) - "stop and/or I'll slap your face I" * * * The Sage of the Smoke Shop philosophises that "what you have done indicates what you can do," * * * The apples cost $10 a basket. How much do you pay for a dozen baskets if one-third of the apples have been removed from each basket ? That's the kind of question that caused a draft board to flunk and reject a potential draftee two years ago on his pre- induction exam. The rejected one eventually became heavy* weight champion of the world, but seems to have learned to count better since then, * * * Famous Last Line * Now, Cassius, would you please give us your opinion of the draft. Staona Clear Pictures - More News - Biggest Circulation .^.^ .__,.,._ + *. + *. Entered a* Stconrt class matter at the postofficc at Alpona. Iowa ESTABLISHED 186$ (SOSli). Nov. 1. 1832. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1966 14 Page* Metro VOl. 101 NO, 17 City Utility Profit $150,000 In 1965 F. E, Willis, Titonka, Dies Suddenly Here Forrest E. Willis, 65, well- known Titonka retired farmer, died suddenly in the office of H. W. Miller, Algona attorney Tuesday morning. Funeral services for him have tentatively been set for 2 p. m. Friday in the Methodist church at Titonka with Rev. Paul Hansen officiating. Burial will be at the Buffalo township cemetery. Friends may call at the Barnes Funeral Home, Titonka, from now until noon Friday. Mr. Willis was born at Harrisburg, Pa. April 7, 1900 and farmed in the Titonka area until retirement. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; a son, Wilbur, Fresno, Cal.; four daughters, Mrs. John Spear, Burt, Mrs. Verna St. Clair, New Baltimore, Mich,, Mrs. Keith Halt, Cedar Falls, and Kathy Willis, Dubuque; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence, Bloomington, Minn., and Jerry, Kensett; and three sisters, Mrs. Ed Schultz, Mason City, and Mrs. Frank Erickson and Mrs. Eric Hougland, Forest City. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son and a brother. LuVerne Voters Give 109-11 O.K. To Natural Gas A topheavy vote of 109 to 11, Tuesday at LuVerne, approved a proposal to grant a 25-year franchise to North Central Public Service Co. to supply natural gas to residents of that town. Pat Montag, manager of the firm in Algona, said that the company had hopes of completing work so that natural gas might be supplied to LuVerne by 1967. Company plans, now that the proposition has been approved, are moving ahead at once. Algona Girl Is Injured In Waterloo Mishap jane Geilenfeld, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Geilenfeld, and a freshman at the University at Iowa City, was injured in a one-car accident following the wrestling tournament in Waterloo Friday evening. Hospitalized at Sartori Memorial in Cedar Falls, she is suffering knee injuries. A passenger in a car driven by Danny Gilmore of Whittemore, a student at the University at Ames, she was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment and then released. Later she was returned to the hospital to remain for several days, Danny was not injured. Mr, and Mrs, Geilenfeld visited their daughter Monday at the hospital, and they expect to return if conditions warrant. jane is a 1965 graduate of Algona high school. The two students had attended the wrestling meet in Waterloo. Four Generations, Burt BURT - Four generations were present recently at the Walter Steward home when guests there included Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Abbas, Cross Lake, Minn., and Mrs. Tom Resler and daughter Dena of Norfolk, Va. Shown in the picture are, left to right, Mrs. Clifford Abbas, grandmother, Mrs. Rom Resler holding daughter, Dena, and Mrs. Walter Steward, great-grandmother. ::::::::::::::::::&^^ Anticipate 500 Here For Rotary Conclave, April :::::ft:::ft::::::::^^ 12 Superiors i,^.-«, ,««..•... •-•.,;, .. To LuVerne Band Students The Algona Rotary Club plans to celebrate the 44th anniversary of its founding, according to C; R, Schoby, C v lub.,p,resident. Foufty-four years ago, in April of 1922, a delegation of Rotarians from Ft. Dodge assisted a group of Algona businessmen in forming the Algona Rotary Club, according to the newspaper file of that year. The commemoration of the event will be highlighted on April 22 and 23 when the Algona Rotary Club hosts the District Conference on that date. The Algona club will be host to the 47 clubs of District 597 at the annual conference of the district. This district covers most of the north half of Iowa. This conference will bring an estimated 500 leading business and professional men of this area to Algona, according to Schoby. He added that, many of the Rotary Anns (wives of Rotarians) will also attend. This will be a two day conference with registration Friday at 10 a. m. followed by a noon luncheon, a full afternoon program and climaxed with a banquet that evening. Dr. Frank Court, Jr., Denver, Colo., has been secured as the featured speaker for this event. A Saturday morning program and noon luncheon will round out the conference. All of the activities will be held at the Garrigan high school, except for a special planned ladies program, which will feature a noon luncheon at the Country Club. Rotary International president C. P. H. Teenstra, of the Netherlands, will have a representative at the meeting, secured by Elmer Lindliart. "It is seldom a club and community the size of Algona is selected to host this conference", according to Lyle R. Riedinger, Conference chairman. liitoricaf Exhibit i LuVerne Set March 13 The people of LuVerne and surrounding community are urged to remember the Community Historical Exhibition on Sunday, March 13, 1960, from 2 to 5 p. m, Thus far, much interest has been shown and many interesting displays are already planned. Materials already gathered include; old newspapers from LuVerne, World War I and n memorabilia, old pictures from LuVerne and area (including pictures of Main Street of Algona during the blizzard of 1915), clothing, books, two antique automobiles II weather permits, Indian relics, household items, and a display of the Humboldt County Historical Society. There is still room for displays and interested individuals or groups can make arrangements for entering by filling in a form taken from a downtown poster, contacting a member of the Junior or Sophomore class, or by contacting Dennis Holmes, On Feb. 19, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders from the Lu- Verne Community School participated in the solo and ensemble contest held in Mason City. The following ratings were received: Superior: Layne Lindebak, Heather Brainerd, Judy Jergensen, Robert Blake, Diane Patterson, Teresa Pedersen, Roger Heinen, Larry Casey, Linda Wilhelm, Doug Marty, Danny Block, Kathy Trauger. Excellent: Beverly Nelson. Galen Cronk, Cindy Erpelding, Diane Pergande, Jennifer Wilhelm, Jane Schnetzer, Rusty Brainerd, Woodwind ensemble Cindy Erpelding and Diane Pergande. Good: Linda Calkins, Marl Rae Merriam , Carla Hansen, and Tom Merriam. High school band members will participate in a solo and ensemble contest on March 25 and 26. The concert band and stage band will also present a concert later this spring, 21 Division One Ratings To West Bend In Speech West Bend annexed its share of Division I ratings in the district speech contest of the Iowa High School Speech Ass'n., held Feb. 25-26 at West Bend Community School. Twenty-one first division ratings went to West Bend students, •Supt. Earl W, Stevens was informed. The Division I ratings were as follows for West Bend: Book Reviewing - Barbara Banwart, Kathy Frieden and Debra Frohling; After Dinner- Alan Blair, Ray Brown and Mark Jones; Humorous - Cinde Jones, Becky Orwlg and Beverly Mogler; Oratorical - Joyce Yoch, Becky Banwart; Interpretive Reading- Alyce Jones, Karen Nellis, Rachel Habeger; Radior Speaking - Wayne Banwart, . Marsha Qraeber, Joyce Yoch; Story telling ~Karol Banwart; Dramatical * Pam Chism and Janet Anderson; Original Oratory - Wayne Banwart, Over $40, Transferred For City Use Annual reports on various municipal activities, presented to the Algona city council at its last meeting, showed a tidy profit made by the Municipal Utilities, as well as a small library profit and a near "break-even" summary for the Algona Municipal Airport. In electict service, net profit of the utilities was $112,796.78, before transfer of $32,959.30 to the City of Algona. Revenue totaled $493,507.25, with expenses and deductions placed at $291,963. Operating profit of the water department totaled $37,361,36, before transfer to city of Algona of $8,216.70. On the board of the utilities are 0. B. Harmes, whose term expires on May 31, 1971j Allen Buchanan, who will serve until May 31, 1967; and Melvin Bay, whose term expires on May 31, 1969. Income at the library was $23,838.68, with expenditures of $20,479.09. In the airport report, receipts for 1965 totaled $6,562.25, with disbursements of $6,574.67. Balance on hand totaled $11,274.89. Improvements at the port included remodeling and refurnishing of the administration building and reception room and the new gas furnace in the residence of the manager. The old furnace was moved from the home to the shop building. Serving on the commission for six-year terms are Ted Herbst, whose term will expire in 1968; R. W. McCullough, to serve until August 23, 1966; and Lelghton Misbach, whose term will expire in 1970. Curb and gutter programs and sewer projects were discussed. Howard Smith, representative of Wallace and Holland Engineering firm of Mason City, appeared and presented plans. He is to appear at the next council meeting on March 9, with preparation of plats and schedules, after studying grades, with estimates of the program and costs. Projected are approximately 36,000 feet of curb and gutters. The planning and zoning commission has passed a resolution recommending that the council proceed with the program. No action was taken on a projected 800-foot sanitary tile in the southwest part of the city, with estimated costs of approximately $3,800 to $4,000. Part of that cost would be born by the recipients of the service, and part by a general obligation bond issue. Federal moneys are also available for such a project. No action was taken on requests by the streets department for additional equipment, David Smith, superintendent of public improvements, was authorized to make a study of the requests Chief of Police, Al Boekelman, was authorized to purchase a new 100-Watt radio station for the department, at a cost of $930. The station will be available for sending and receiving messages. Read was a petition, signed by 20 persons, objecting to the proposed part of the "no parking" ordinance, as it pertains to Main street from Commercial to McGregor streets. The petition asks that parking on one side of the street be permitted except for times of snow removal, The petition was place on file. Are Honored Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Benschoter were honored at open house at their home in observance of their 25th wedding anniversary, Feb. 27, Assisting their daughters, Harriet and Ruth, were Mesdames Floyd Bode, John Wilson, Clifton Benschoter, Arthur Benschotey, Gilbert Benschoter, Stanley Gardner and Ronald Gardner, Alice Jane Bode registered the guests, Black Smoke Draws Crowd Many persons in this area were Interested in what appeared to be a disastrous fire about 4 p. m. Monday. Huge clouds of dirty, black smoke filled the air and attracted a large crowd to the city dump here as Fire Chief Ralph Elbert, Assistant Chief Kink Willey and Fireman Don Meyer set fire to 1,000 gallons of gasoline (that's enough for two years' driving by the average motorist). The gasoline was hauled to Algona from Emmets- burg where It had been stored In a 10,000 gallon bulk tank for at least four years. Loren Nelson brought It to Algona in a truck owned by Jerry Ferris. It was allowed to run out on the ground at the dump and Willey threw a light torch into it. The highly-explosive fuel, which was full of impurities, burned in a matter of minutes - and clouds drifted for miles around. The firemen stood by until all the gasoline was burned . (UDM Newsfoto) 5,054 Persons Modify Farm Program To Boost Bean Output Were X-Rayed By Mobile Unit 5,054 persons in Kossuth county had miniature X-rays during a recent visit of the mobile X-ray unit, C. R. Schoby, president of the Kossuth County Tuberculosis and Health Ass'n., said today. The report was issued by the Division of Tuberculosis Control, State Department of Health in Des Moines. "The report disclosed 240 persons with chest abnormalities, some indicating possible tumors, heart conditions, cancer, etc., which may require further medical attention," Mr. Schoby said. 48 persons were referred for larger X-rays, according to the report. These larger plates 14x17 in size, help the radiologist or physician pin-point more accurately the type of abnormality, thus contributing to sounder diagnosis and treatment. The special X-ray program in Kossuth is part of the Tuberculosis control program conducted in Iowa to locate persons who may be spreading the disease. Contributions to the annual sale of Christmas Seals in Kossuth county helped make the X-ray program possible. Six Persons Fined In Week, Mayor's Court Six persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week following preliminary hearings of a variety of charges, George E. Minard, Darrell Brown and David Dimond, Algona, were each fined $10, littering public streets; Alvin P. Wirtz, West Bend, $10, drinking beer on a public highway; Neil H. Movick, Algona, $10, speeding; and Carol A, Zimmerman, Whittemore, $5, operating motor vehicle with windshield obstructed by frost. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Practice Teaching For Two Girls Two Kossuth county girls, students at State College of Iowa, are now serving a nine-weeks student teaching assignment. Margaret Yeoman of Algona, majoring in foreign languages, has been assigned to Cedar Falls Malcolm Price Lab school, and Mavis Nygaard of Wesley, a major in German, is doing her practice teaching at Osage nigh, Farmers taking part in the 1966- feed grain program now will be able to plant soybeans on acreage Intended for production of feed grains under the program and still receive the price support payments they would have earned if feed grains had been planted. The program modification carries out President Johnson's directive, announced in his recent Food for Freedom message to the Congress pointing to the desirability of increased production of soybeans. The action highlights the flexibility of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1965, which authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to take such action. While supplies of feed grains are more than adequate to meet foreseeable needs, domestic and export demand for soybeans has been increasing substantially each year since 1960. Under the feed grain program, participants who divert at least 20 percent of their feed grain base acreage lo conserving uses may earn price support payments. These payments are based on the projected yield on up to 50 percent of their base acreage times the rate applicable to the crop diverted. The rates are 30 cents per bushel for corn, 20 cents per bushel for barley, and 53 cents per hundredweight for grain sorghums. As the program Is now modified, participants may plant to soybeans all or part of the acreage intended for feed grain production under the program and still earn their total feed grain price support payment. (Previously, to be eligible for price support payments on the maximum acreage, the producer would have needed to plant feed grains on 50 percent of his base; soybeans could have been planted on the remaining SOpercent of the base.) A producer now may devote to soybeans the acreage intended under the program to be planted 1 'to feed 'grains, or he may plant any combination of soybeans and feed grains on the acreage and still qualify for as many acres for price support payment as when devoting all such acreage only to feed grains. For example, an individual producer (with a 100-acre feed grainbase) who wished to plant soybeans on intended feed grain acreage without loss of feed grain price support payments may: (1) Divert the minimum 20 acres, plant 30 acres to soybeans, and plant 50 acres to feed grain; (2)divert 30 acres, plant 35 acres to feed grains, and plant 35 acres to soybeans; (3) divert 50 acres, and plant 50 acres to soybeans; or (4) divert 20 acres, and plant 80 acres to soybeans. The action taken to encourage soybean plantings makes no change in the diversion provisions of the program. No provision is made for planting soybeans in diverted acres since legislation does not list soybeans as one of the so-called "substitute" crops under the feed grain program. Friends Fete Evelyn Earing At Lone Rock LONE ROCK - An open house was held at the Legion hall Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 p. m. in honor of the retirement of the postmaster, Mrs. Evelyn Earing, who served for 42 years in Lone Rock, About 110 people attended the occasion. Mrs. L. Newbrough was master of ceremonies. Mrs. Roy Jensen read a poem of the life of Mrs. Earing. Mrs. Wm. Marlow sang a solo and Lucille Seegebarth read a poem. A quartet from the Presbyterian church sang. The quartet was composed of Rev. Bullock, Michael Lee, LeRoy Bras and Gary Rath. Lunch was served by the Legion Auxiliary members. A cake was made in the shape of the local postoffice and the bricks of ice cream had a United States seal on them. The hall was decorated in red, white and blue, The occasion was sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary and bakced by business people. Wiltgen Grand Opening Event Wiltgen Jewelers, located at 110 East State in Algona, will hold a Grand Opening of their completely new store beginning Thursday, March 3, The beautiful new building features the latest in display fixtures and lighting, A private diamond room is also one of the many new features, Wiltgen's will be offering ser- eral door prizes, including a ladles diamond dinner ring, a 16 peice starter set of Franciscan dinnerware, and a transistor radio, as well as 23 other prizes, Free tops will be given to toe children also, Fuji details of this big event will be found elsewhere

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