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Clear Pictures - Mere News - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Memo to Mrs. Harold Hlg, St, Joe • At our house we run strong on casserole dishes, and your recipe from the C. D. of A. cookbook (page 176) for Scalloped Chicken Supreme was really something. Only thing about It, It Is a little rich, especially after one goes back for the third plate. And that mushroom gravy sauce ... urn I * * * Memo to Shorty: There's a meter on State Street that goes for two hours on a single penny .. , now to find it I * * * Keen eyes spotted a quotation from this column In, the last Issue of the V. F. W. national magazine. * * * The Sage of State street says one of his favorite sports Is accosting a friend on the street, and remarking "I didn't see you In church, Sunday." This Invariably brings a long explanation of why the person wasn't In church; and the Sage himself, of course, hadn't been there either 1 * * * After a loss to cross-town rival, Algona High, in the district basketball tournament, by a scant margin, Garrigan's student body sent a poster reading "Garrigan Backs the Bulldogs" to the public high school. Student president Bill Milder of Garrigan presented the poster and placed a good luck announcement in the dally school bulletin at AHS. * * * Comment from one of our out- of-state readers: "We never find a dump in the U. S. that gets as much publicity • as the one in Algona - we follow this matter with keen Interest. Good luck I" * * * Last Thursday the temperature hit 52 degrees, according to the Big Clock on the Corner . .. with this touch of spring, passersby on North Dodge Street were treated to a most unusual sight. Both Lloyd Bohannon and Henry Bunkofske had the same idea at the same time; each was out on the sidewalk giving their plate glass windows a spring cleaning. * * * Well, Dennis Day isn't going to make it for the Emmetsburg St. Patrick's event - has bad sore throat. But the JayCee committee with great agility procured the services of Frank Fontaine, the funny man . who keeps Jackie Gleason's TV show going. Fontaine will fly from Miami to Emmetsburg. * * * A Humboldt high basketball player was withheld from a district basketball game because he participated in a non-school basketball game at Livermore on Feb. 20. He played with a pickup team against the Livermore town team, the only time the pickup group had played this season. But it was against the Iowa High School Athletic Association rules. It was rather an informal game; the players took turns officiating. * * * Now there is a proposal to have a Rural Peace Corps, staffed by experienced U. S. farmers, to assist farmers in underdeveloped nations to utilize modern means to expand food output, It's still in the talking stage. But maybe this will be a chance to see the world without joining the Navy, * * * The University of Iowa Hospital School has a unique organization, a Bell Ringers musical unit. The children's rehabilitation unit presented a program, March 7, in Des Moines, before the Midwestern Music Teachers Association, One of the Bell Ringers is D wight Hentges of Algona. * * * Famous Last Line - It's pretty hard to tell about prosperity; when the hog's the fattest it goes to the butcher, Slgotta Upper jWotnes. *»***, ,*,,*•* ••>* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce it Alpon.i. Iowa (SOSlll. Nov. 1. 183a. under Act of Centres* of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1966 16 pog*» metro SECTIONS VOL. 101 NO. 19 Algona Hi Into Sub-State Cage Final! File Ob/ecf/ons to Voting Machines Some voters residing in the fifth district of Kossuth county (Eagle, Grant, Springfield, Hebron, Harrison, Ledyard and Lincoln townships) have expressed strong opposition to the use of voting machines in the Kossuth county primary election Sept. 6 and general election Nov. 8 this year. Petitions from those pre- cincts, bearing a total of 64 signatures, mostly trustees and other officials, were filed at the office of County Auditor Marc Moore by A. M. Kollasch, supervisor in the district, who also is against use of the machines. According to County Attorney Gordon Winkel, no court action of any kind is necessary in such Ray Langfitt To Manage Theatres In Kearney, Neb. Ray Langfitt, manager of the Algona Theatre and the Drive-In Theatre here for the past six years, is being transferred to Kearney, Neb n about April 1, by Central States Theatre Corp. Kearney is a city of 14,000 and Ray will manage the downtown theatre and drive-in as well. The downtown theatre is somewhat larger than the Algona one. At the present time, Ray is serving as president of the Algona Kiwanis Club, and has been active in civic and business affairs during his residence here. About the same time he was notified of his impending transfer, he also learned that he was one of 18 winners in the U.S. and Canada of a contest conducted recently by Technicolor, based on color adaptations used in advertising for the movie "Boeing Boeing". His color ad ran in the Upper Des Moines in early February. Every theatre in the two countries was eligible to compete. First prize of $500 went to a Dayton, Ohio, theatre. Ray will receive a plaque for his award. •:W::::::::;::::::::::%^ Open House, Dedication New Rest Home, Sunday Plans -for an open house and dedication of the new Good Samaritan Home here were announced this week by 0. L. Nasby, manager. The event will be held this Sunday, March 13, with a program slated to begin at 2 p. m., followed by the open house until 5. Lunch will be served and the public is invited to attend. The just-completed home, which has 27 double rooms and six singles, cost in excess of $300,000, complete with furnishings. During the dedication and program, R. G. Buchanan, local attorney, will serve as master of ceremonies; Mayor Bill Finn will give the welcome, Rev. Merlin Davies, invocation, Fr. James Bruch, benediction. The local Bel Canto club and Barbershoppers will perform, Mr. and Mrs. John Love will serve as hosts, Business and Professional Women and Soropti- mists will serve the lunch, parking will be handled by local Explorer Scouts, sponsored by the JayCees, and the Pink Ladies and local promotion executive board, BUI Conn, M. H. Honsbruch and Russ Buchanan are in charge of public relations. The present home will be maintained in addition to the new unit. Albert Meyer, Algona, Dies Early Tuesday Albert G, Meyer, 72, retired farmer who had • resided here for the past eight years, died at his home on East Call street Tuesday morning. Funeral services for Mr. Meyer were held at 10:30 a, m. today (Thursday) in St, Paul's Lutheran church at Whittemore, with Rev, Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel, Algona, was in charge of arrangements, Born at Whittemore, April U, 1893, Albert George Meyer was a son of Heinrich and Katharine Wichtendahl Meyer, He served in the U, S, Army during World War I and went overseas and farmed before moving here, He never married and was the young* est and last of 10 children in the family. He is survived by four nieces and a nephew, jSiSSSis;:-:-:**^ West Bend Man Faces OMVI Charge Here A West Bend man, Walter D, Crahan, waived preliminary hearing in Mayor Bill Finn's court and was bound over to district court on a charge of OMVI here this week. Bond in the matter was set at $350. He was arrested here at 2:15 a. m. Saturday by local police and charged. In other matters heard by the mayor, Kenneth E. Twyford, Walthill, Nebr., was fined $10 each for careless driving and littering; Mrs. Elma Lieb, Algona, $10, failing to enter an intersection safely; Dean w. Meyer, Whittemore, $10, improper turn; and Richard A. Plathe, Bode, $10, speeding. Supreme Court Returns Case For Jury Trial In an appeal from the district court of Kossuth county, the Iowa Supreme Court Tuesday reversed a directed verdict by Judge Joseph Hand. The case will now be returned for trial by jury. Involved was the damage suit of Luke Youngwirth, plaintiff as parent of Thomas Youngwirth, deceased, versus State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, defendant, Claim is for $10,000 in damages as a result of a fatal two-vehicle accident October 6, 1963, in Cerro Gordo county, Thomas Youngwirth was driving a truck loaded with soybeans being taken to a processing plant in Mason City. Coming over a hill near Ventura, he met a car making a left turn. He could not stop in time to avoid hitting the car. A can of gasoline exploded, and Thomas was thrown into the ditch. Death was almost instantaneous, Thomas was employed by the Farmers Co-op Society of Wesley and wa$ driving a truck owned, by Vitzthum Bros,, also of Wesley, At the time of the accident, he was hauling beans owned by the elevator, Date for the rehearing has not been set, matters, He said, "There has been no action taken by the board of supervisors to rescind a previous vote which approved use of the machines." Announcement from county officials that the machines would be used in Kossuth for the first time in history came last October after a necessary majority of the board had voted in favor of the county renting said machines for the two elections coming up this year. The original announcement stated 48 machines would be rented at a cost of $150 each, or a total of $7,200, with the . fee to cover use in both elections. It was also stated the rental fee for use in 1966 could then be , applied to the purchase price if the county so decided. The machines cost $1,700 each, so IF purchase was deemed the thing to do (for convenience and cost- wise, etc.), the total bill would be $81,600, less the $7,200 rental fee. Supervisors originally t passed a motion during a regular meeting which okayed rental of the machines for 1966 elections. Aeon- tract was entered into with the Automatic Voting Machine Co., Jamestown, N. Y. and the machines are slated to be used in every precinct in the county. It was pointed out by Winkel that it is possible within a county for some precincts to use the regular long ballot and others to use machines, but in the case of Kossuth, the original vote of the board was to Include r\H precincts. Therefore, the board's vote for machines will stand, unless the board should decide to reverse Its earlier decision -andattempt to cancel the contract for the machines. The petitions filed here oppose procurement of voting machines in the fifth district and ask that printed ballots be used in the primary and general elections in 1966. About $16,000 was spent during the last election in Kossuth county for supplies and election officials. It has been estimated that in less than six election years here the voting machines could be bought and paid for in savings if a decision to purchase the machines is made by the board after the trial this year. And it has been pointed out many times that the problem of tabulating votes from Kossuth's widely-scattered precincts takes too much time, with final totals sometimes not available until the following day, so machines seem (to most board members) to be the logical answer. It was pointed out during original discussions that Humboldt county, with machines in use, had its total vote tabulated during the last election before the first precinct in Kossuth had reported figures to officials at the courthouse here. More than 50% oi the counties in Iowa use machines - and many have been doing so for years. Winkel also said that petitions are being circulated in Ramsey township to have the board select a polling place outside of the township due to the fact the Ramsey school, used by voters for many years, had been destroyed by fire recently, leaving the area without a logical voting place. A total of 75 signatures (50 percent of the number that voted during the last election of a governor) are needed on petitions for the board to take action, Bancroft, which is a mile west of Ramsey township's western border line, has been mentioned as a possibility to serve the voters in Ramsey. The board of course, can take no official action until such petitions are filed. It appears there can be no action on use of long ballots in one given area and machines in the rest of the county - unless a vote of the board reverses the earlier decision and the contract for voting machines is voided. Pent on Girl To Spend Six Months, Finland TRUDY HUSKAMP Trudy Huskamp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Huskamp of Fenton, has been awarded an International Farm Youth Exchange assignment and will leave for Washington, April 11. She has been assigned to Finland and will spend six months there, living in homes of various farm families during that time. Trudy, who is 21, is now attending Iowa State University where she is majoring in English, and considering entering law school. She has a half year to go to graduate in liberal arts, and this of course will have to wait until she returns from overseas. She will go from Fenton to Washington, where a short 'orientation course will take place, and then will fly to Finland, leaving April 16. Trudy was very active in 4-H work and was a county 4-H officer. The IFYE program is one developed by and for 4-H members. Two Charged After Mishaps In This Area A Whittemore man, Garryl c. Householder, 28, was charged with failing to have control after a truck he was driving collided with a car pulling a trailer driven by Wilber J. Stewart, 61, Burt, two miles south of Titonka on a county gravel road at 12:15 p. m. Monday. The charge was filed by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who Investigated. Dam age to the vehicles was estimated at $40. Walter A. Bell, 55, Burt, complained of a neck injury but was not hospitalized after a car driven by him collided with another driven by Dean W. Meyer, 16, Whittemore, a half-mile south of Whittemore on a blacktop road at 9 a, m, Sunday, Meyer was charged with failing to yield to through traffic by Patrolman Garret Weiland who investigated. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $360. Speciql School Vote March 21, Monday, had been set as the date for the special school election in the Sentral Community School District area and the area of proposed enlargement in Lotts Creek twp. An official election notice will be found in this issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines, On Honor Roll Jerry Raney of Algona, son of the Lyle Raneys, is among 45 students in the University of Iowa School of pharmacy named to the college honor roll for the fall semester. He is in his first year of pharmacy, Bancroft Men Caught, South Dakota Blizzard BANCROFT - Bill Dudding, Walter Menke and Gordon Bollig were held up during Uie snow storm in South Dakota for several days. They returned home Saturday. Menke and Bollig were in the Dakota's on business. William Dudding is a truck driver for the Menke Truck Co. They went out for a load of cattle. Name Jurors For $50,006 Damage Suit Jurors were selected and were slated to begin hearing testimony in the Vipond vs. Jergenson $50,000 damage case here Tuesday. The term of court actually began Monday, with the petit jurors reporting Tuesday morning. Selected on the jury to hear the first case were Herman Peterson, Robert Anderson, Mary Jane Besch, Marie Harris, Leona Snider, Wayne Mann, Marlene Gray, Florence Guerdet, Margaret Elbert, Everett Steven, Ben Bahllng and Billy Gifford, with Florence Hlldman, alternate. Judge G. W. Stillman of Algona is at the bench during the current term. One new case was filed. Whittemore Co-op Elevator, plaintiff, is seeking to obtain a judgment for $7,133.18 from Harley Troutman, Sr., defendant, claiming the amount due for feed, petroleum products, grain and minerals Con Schiltz Of Bancroft Dies Monday Con J. Schiltz, 52, well-known Bancroft area farmer, died Monday night at a Mankato hospital. Funeral services for him were held at 9:30 a. m. today (Thursday) in St. John's Catholic church at Bancroft, with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery, with Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft in charge of arrangements. He was born July 20, 1913 at Bancroft and was a son of B. Schiltz and Anna Kramer Schiltz, He married Margaret A, Wilhelmi at Bancroft Nov. 25, 1937, was a lifelong resident of the area and,a member of the C. 0. F. Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Steven at home and George, North Hollywood, Cal.; four daughters, Jane and Mary Joan at home, Mrs. Bernard Schulte, Bancroft, and Sister M. Christine, Madison, Wise.; a brother, Arnold, Bancroft; and six sisters, Mrs.Clemens Heiar, Bancroft, Mrs. Henry Ruste- meier, Lakota,Mrs.AlvaKahler, Burt, Mrs, Leander Menke, Swea City, Sister M. Baptista, Madison, Wise,, and Sister M. Dennis, Sioux City, He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Carol, who died in 1944. Winter Concert The Algona high school concert Band, under the direction of Russell C. Guster, will present its annual Winter Concert Tuesday, March 15, at 8 p, m, in the high school auditorium, The 121 members are divided into two complete bands; the morning band and the afternoon band. Belt Unbeaten Ida Grove By 76 To 49 Algona high survived a slow start and a cold first half, at Spencer Wednesday night, but roared back with a second half rush to smother unbeaten Ida Grove, 76 to 49, and enter the sub-state high school cage finals, The Bulldogs will meet Mason City high, on the Spencer court, next Monday night, the winner going to the 1966 state high school boys basketball tourney. It was a sweet victory. And it was witnessed by a tremendous crowd of Algona fans, whose hopes were dimmed early in the fray, only to have the flame rekindled as the game progressed. The contest also saw Dale Teeter set a new career record for an Algona high player. In the third quarter Dale passed a previous record set by Doug Meyer. Teeter's career total in scoring is now 1136. Meyer's total was 1124 for his career. Algona started slow, and so did Ida Grove, except that the latter team managed to lob the ball to their big center, Petersen, to the extent that the Bulldogs went behind 6-2 early in the game. Claude, Espe and Merryman combined to move Algona ahead, 7-6, but Peterson's net work moved the foes into a 14-7 edge, and at the end of the first quarter the Bulldogs trailed, 17-14. Teeter was held scoreless. Walker's work under the boards kept the score within reach, however. Starting the second quarter, Teeter shoved in five points in a hurry, moving Algona ahead, but Ida Grove tied it and then went ahead. Merryman's bucket gave Algona a two-point edge, only to have Ida Grove tally twice to take a 25-23 lead. Walker hit to tie the game for the sixth time in the first half. Teeter and Merryman both hit, Ida Grove scored, and then just before the half, Teeter hit a free throw and bucket and Espe tallied to give the Bulldogs a 31-27 halftime lead. Ida Grove closed the gap with a quick bucket as the second half opened, but Teeter and Walker each netted one to give the Bull- A NEW ARRIVAL A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zender of Cleveland, Ohio, at 5 p. m. Wednesday, weighing 7 1/2 Ibs. Mrs. Zender is the former Pamela Waller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Waller, of Algona, and Tom is a son of Mr. and Mrs, E. J. Zender of Omaha, former Algonans. Local great grandmothers are Mrs, Harold Hobson and Mrs. Harry Potter. Mother and son are doing nicely. This issue of the Upper Des Moines was delayed to get the latest news on the Algona-Ida Grove basketball game, and the decision of the Weidenhoff union as to the situation. It is only coincidental that this item also happens to arrive real fresh from Cleveland. 11 4 4 4 3 3 0 1 0 '0 0 36 2-6 1-3 0-1 6-8 6-9 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 16-31 3 2 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 17 4 1 9 6 2 0 0 0 0 22 0-2 1-1 3-4 0-1 0-2 1-3 0-1 0-2 0-0 5-16 5 1 3 5 5 1 1 0 1 25 * * * ALGONA (76) FO FT PF Teeter Merryman Walker Espe Claude Boldrldge Waller Jones Farnham Kraft Laws IDA GROVE (49) FG FT PF D. Wunschel Wagner Petersen Edsen R. Wunschel Vlckery Hultgren SI reck DeVault * * * dogs a 35-29 edge. Ida Grove came back with two baskets, cutting the margin to 35-33, and that was the last time they were in the ball game. Teeter tipped in a rebound, Espe and Claude both hit from outside, and it was 41-33. Teeter then sank his record- breaking basket, and added another for a 12-point Algona bulge. The third quarter ended with Algona ahead, 49-38. Boldrldge put in a layup, Ida Grove scored, Espe hit a free throw and field goal, Walker added a goal, Claude sank a free throw, then two more of the same, and it was 59-45, la the last two minutes of play, Algona scored 17 points, with the Bulldogs stealing their foes blind. In the last five minutes Algona used the Stephenson stall offense, and it worked. Ida Grove touto* out four men in this span, with fouls being whistled fast and furious. The victory gives Algona a 20-2 season's record, and Ida Grove ended its season at 23-1. For Algona it was a team victory all the way. Algona held a wide margin in steals and rebounds, and in the clutch had a faster, smoother and more accurate ball club. The victory was well deserved. One more game remains. If the Bulldogs down the Mason City Mohawks, who conquered Clear Lake in the district, next Monday night at Spencer, they again enter a state high school tournament. Pre-School Meet For Parents Set Mar, 14, LuVerne Pre - school Kindergarten round-up will be held March 14 at 7:30 p. m, in the school lunch room. Please bring both the dental and physical forms along with the child's birth certificate to this meeting, parents will receive the LuVerne School Kindergarten Handbook at this time. Please try to be in attendance. Strike Settled I At a meeting held last night (Wednesday) members of the International Machinists and Aerospace Workers union voted to accept a proposal of the Weidenhoff corporation for a wage increase covering a three-year span of time with added fringe benefits, and preparations are now being made for resumption of full-scale production at the plant here. The union met at the K. C. hall, with about i00 present. The vote was 64 in favor of accepting a proposed new contract, with 39 against. The Weidenhoff Corporation began immediate plans for re* sumption of production with a list of workers to be to duty at once, to prepare the plant for all employees. Full-scale production for all was expected to be underway by this weekend. The new contract for a wage increase of 13 cents an hour this year, 9 cents next year, and seven cents in 1998, with some fringe benefits revised and improved,

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