The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 17, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 17, 1966
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Cl*or Pictures - Mora News - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER LuVerne held its Community Historical Exhibition, Sunday, with a crowd of about 1,000 viewing the display at LuVerne High, Harold NielsonSr., of Lu- Verne displayed a fossil! zed snail that has been estimated to be about 70 million years old, or in the days before Social Security. Dr. Robert Brainerd exhibited two Japanese swords from 400 to 600 years old, and Jim Mallory an Egyptian pitcher from before the birth of Christ. Ray Saxton of Hardy had an interesting collection of Indian artifacts, and Leo Llchter's old steam engine was another rarity. A 1903 Sears and a 1911 Ford owned by Elmer Dole and son of Irvington, antique household items shown by Earl Neal of LuVerne, an old sleigh from Jerry Stille of LuVerne, an ox yoke from A. A. Schipull of Luverne, a walking plow from George Schnetzer of LuVerne, an 1846 chest owned by J.A. Lindebak of LuVerne, and a washing machine of ancient vintage from Wm, Steil of Lu- Verne, were other highlights of the exhibit. Classes in world and American history at LuVerne high sponsored the unique event. * * * Ex-Algonans, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Fouhy, now living at Long Beach, Cal. observed their Golden wedding anniversary there recently. Eighty guests were present. Their nieces sponsored the occasion. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Leaneagh of Algona didn't plan it that way, but for awhile, recently, it looked as though they might become permanent residents of Mexico under duress. The Leaneaghs and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Taylor took a trip to Mexico recently, flying in to Monterrey, and going by car from there to Mexico City. Their intentions were to fly back from Mexico City, which they eventually did ... but it wasn't easy. It seems that somewhere along the way in Mexico City, the tourist visas of both Mr. and Mrs. Leaneagh disappeared. How and where remains a mystery, but they turned up missing. While neither Mr. or Mrs. Leaneagh are likely to be taken for Mexican nationals, there seemed to be certain suspicions on the part of Mexican authorities, when departure time arrived, as to what had happened to the visas, which are valuable property, especially if you don't have one and want to get out of Mexico. Jerry's main problem was to convince the Mexican authorities that he had legally entered Mexico, and was legally entitled to leave, visa or no visa. This developed into an endurance contest between Jerry and an assortment of bureaus within the Mexican government. Fortunately, jerry was in good physical condition. As he moved from one desk to another, from the Mexican state department, to the Mex-, lean consular service, to the American consul, to the airport export division, with Mexican Spanish as the chief language, he wondered if he would ever again enjoy peace and serenity of that building out on highway 18, But he persisted, Finally, a call went through to Monterrey, which verified that he had arrived there on a plane from the U. S., and after other routine matters, a permit was issued allowing he and Mrs. Leaneagh to depart, In the mean* time, the first two planes they had scheduled to embark on, had left. The second one they missed by about 30 seconds, even though the plane was still loading, But they had closed the gate, and when they close the gate at a Mexican airport, it stays closed. But they made it later, having gained valuable insight into the worth of a tourist visa, and a close-up look at government bureaus in action or inaction * depending on the point of view, While all this was going on, incidentally, Mr, and Mrs, Taylor became familiar enough with the Mexican International Airport so that they actually helped direct new arrivals who had no previous airport experience, *.****..*..__ **.. ESTABLISHED 1145 Entered M ««cond class matter at the postofflcc at AlRona. Town (SOSia Nov. I. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1966 16 pog«» metro VOL. 101 NO. 21 Bulldogs Get Big Tourney Sendoff Bancroft Lady Heads Kossuth Cancer Drive Mrs. Richard Chipman of Bancroft has been named chairman of the two-pronged educational fund-raising Cancer Crusade, to be conducted throughout Kossuth county in April. Mrs. Chipman was born and raised in Minnesota. She has lived in Bancroft since 1940, is the mother of four children and is active in many community affairs. Announcement of the appointment came from Mrs. Jack Van Norman of Swea City, chairman of the North Kossuth Chapter of the American cancer Society. Plans are already underway to reach each and every adult resident with lifesavlng information about cancer control. "Our goal is to, urge all adults to have regular check-ups, including a Pap smear for all adult women," said Mrs. Chipman. The 1966 crusade in Iowa will emphasize education on uterine and lung cancer under the leadership of state crusade chairman, Robert Kretzschmar, M. D., Assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics Gynocology at University hospitals, Iowa City. Volunteer crusaders plan to visit every home and business during the April Crusade to deliver a vital educational pamphlet and to ask for contributions to the society for the support of research, education and service programs. Mrs. Chipman . announces that the North Kossuth kick-off will take place on March 29 at 9 a. m. at Roy's Grill in Bancroft. All township and town crusade chairmen and their volunteer workers in the North Kossuth area are urged to be present. Officers Of TB Association Are Re-Elected Officers of the Kossuth County Tuberculosis and Health association were re-elected They include C. R. Schoby, president; Dr. John Schutter, vice-president and medical representative ; Mrs. Claude Slagle, secretary; L. S. Bohannon, treasurer; Joyce Hayden and Mrs. Beulah Richardson, patient service; Mrs. Anita Bitz, case finding chairman; Mrs. Isabel Kunkel, skin-testing; and Mrs. Carole Welp, Bancroft, publicity. Carlson, Riter Resign County G.O.P. Posts Held last evening at the First Methodist church was a free chili supper sponsored by the Kossuth County Republican Central committee, which was attended by Republicans from throughout the county. The group accepted the resignation of Oliver S. Carlson, chairman, who has accepted a post as one of three finance chairmen of the sixth district. Also accepted was the resignation of L. L. Riter, vice- chairman, who is now serving as state membership chairman. Taxpayers Are Really On Toes In Kossuth Kossuth county real estate and personal property taxpayers responded in an amazing way beginning Feb. 11 - and continuing for the next 12 days, paying a total of $479,364.77 into the county's coffers at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. The amount was only $97,694.68 less than the $577,059.45 paid in by taxpayers from Jan. 1 to Feb. 1, 1965. This year, due to action filed by Kossuth county officials in district court at Des Moines, along with many other counties in the state, tax rolls were late in being readied. The court action came when the State Tax Commission made it known there would be a 20 percent increase on farm buildings around the state. Most interesting is the amount of taxes paid - in that the amount was nearly as much as would have been collected in any normal year, and in only 12 days, compared to a month in other years. Quiet Week It was a quiet week here in district court. The petit jurors are to report for possible duty again next Monday. Judge G. W. Stillman is presiding. Gordon Schmidt New President Of Rotary President Chester R. Schoby announced Monday the new officers of the Algona Rotary Club, who will take office July 1, for the 1966-67 year. They are: pres., Gordon Schmidt; vice pres., John Love; secy., Dean Kinsman; treas., Wally J. Hill; new directors, Bud Anderson and Robert Diekman. J. W. Simpson Funeral Here On Thursday John W. Simpson, 79, retired farmer and life-long resident of the Whittemore area, died Monday at the Nora Springs Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a. m. today (Thursday) at First Lutheran church, Algona, with Rev. Robert Lorenz officiating. Burial was at Plainview cemetery, Whittemore, with McCullough Funeral chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Alfred Meyer, Harold Bjustrom, John Mosbach, Joseph Besch, Vern Teeter and William Hanover. Born at Whittemore, Jan. 28, 1887, John Wallace Simpson was a son of John A. and Elizabeth Antiliffe Simpson. He married Opal Christian at Ruthven in 1943. He is survived by his wife; four children, John, Whittemore, Mrs. Margaret Park, Graettinger, Mildred (Mrs. Richard Sampson), Santa Ana, Cal., and Eugene, Colorado Springs, Colo,; a sister, Mrs. Grace Brunson, Spokane, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Is Candidate Charles Plathe, supervisor in the first district of Kossuth county, announced this week he will definitely be a candidate for that post in the coming elections, Mr. Plathe was on a trip when an earlier story appeared in the UDM, which announced plans of candidates. Pioneer Hi-Bred Buys Kossuth Herd In a business deal completed the forepart of this week, the entire Angus herd of Torsten and Edith Lagerstrom was sold to the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co, of Des Moines, and pioneer also leased foe Lagerstrom farm at the north edge of Union twp, in Kossuth county. The farm covers 245,5 acres, Toreby Farms has been the Lagerstrom name for their property, The Pioneer Co, intends to continue the genetic program of cattle raising, developed during foe past 10 years or ^o by the Lagerstroms, just as the firm ha$ employed genetics in foe production of seed corn, Services of Mr, Lagerstrom as a consultant have also been employed by Pioneer, The Lager- stroms will continue to live on their present farm, but will be able to devote more time to other farming operations in south Kossuth county and Nebraska. The genetic breeding program carefully recorded and tested during recent years by Mr. and Mrs. Lagerstrom has been based on a goal of raising better meat-type beef. In recent months, two of the Lagerstrom prize-winning bulls have been purchased by one of America's most widely- recognized breeding farms. The Lagerstrom farm building area is pictured above. Car Hit Train Here Tuesday; Slight Damage An Algona woman, Wilma C. Haupert, 45, escaped injury when the auto she was driving struck a Northwestern freight train at the intersection of the railroad's tracks and East McGregor street here at 11 p. m, Tuesday. The driver of the auto was charged with failing to have control of her vehicle by city police who investigated and estimated damage to the car at $250 and $5 to the train. The auto was headed east and the train south at the time of the mishap. The hood, grill headlights, bumper and front fenders of the 1964 Ford were damaged. The driver stated following the mishap that lights from a nearby cafe blinded her and she could not see the train. C. R. Ulstad, 62, Eagle Grove, was engineer of the train. Grace White Passes Here; Funeral Today Mrs. Loren J. (Grace) White, 67, resident of the Algona area for the past 25 years, died at St. Ann hospital here Tuesday morning. Funeral services for her will be held at 1:30 p. m. today (Thursday) at McCullough Funeral Chapel, with Kenneth Davis of Jehovah's Witnesses, Emporia, Kans., officiating. Burial was at Evergreen cemetery, Wesley. Born at Clarence, Mo. Aug. 29, 1898, Grace M. Grubb was the daughter of Lawson and Martha Ratliff Grubb. She married Loren J. White at Bethany, Mo. in 1934. Besides her husband, survivors include four brothers, jess, Algona, Grover and Walter, Wesley, and George Mesa, Ariz.; and a sister, Mrs. Willie Crail, Algona. Pallbearers at the rites were Herman Bosworth, Dr. L. R. Potter, Webster Orton, Gerald ' Rochledu, Clifford Etherington and Ross Calhoun. John Patterson Of Burl Named C.A.R. V-Pres. John W, Patterson, Burt, was elected second vice president, James R. Voigt, Fenton, organizing secretary, and Linda Fairbanks, Burt, treasurer, during the State C. A, R. Convention, held March 5 in the Hotel Kirkwood at Des Moines, All are members of the Algonquin Society, Algona, which is sponsored by the local D, A, R. Patterson is president, Voigt, vice president, and Miss Fairbanks, honorary president, of the local Society. New state president is Lance D. Ehmcke of Cherokee, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Jones, Jaqueline and Gregory, Fenton, also attended the Convention. Mrs, Jones is senior president of the Algonquin Society, which will host the state convention Arrives Home BURT - DennisShipler arrived home Friday from Veterans hospital, Des Moines. Dennis suffered the loss of his left arm Just below the elbow when his hand and arm became caught in an auger. Dennis was at work at the Burt Elevator when the accident happened. His right arm, which was also in a cast at the time of the accident, has improved enough so the cast has been removed, It was badly crushed in an accident while in Viet Nam. At exactly 9:25 a. m. Wednesday, Algona high school's State Tournament bound basketball squad, led by a fire engine with siren wailing, and with the pep band playing "Sweet Georgia Brown", pulled away from the school following a big pep rally and headed for Des Moines. There must have been a thousand students and adults present, and the resulting noise at times must have reached Whittemore at the far end of the school district. Algona was to take the floor at Veteran's Auditorium at 3 p. m. for a one-hour workout Wednesday in preparation for a big first round meeting with Ames at 1:30 p. m. Thursday. A win over the Little Cyclones would also send the locals into action Friday and Saturday nights. The above photo was snapped as Coach Howie Stephenson talked to the crowd at the rally. He is surrounded by the squad members, including Bill Boldridge, Brocke Laws, Denny Breidert, Brad Kraft, Steve Waller, Tom Claude, Craig Espe, Tom Jones, Dave Walker, Bob Farnham, Dale Teeter and Dan Merryman, Assistant Coach Keith Christie, the managers and the school mascot, Rex. Phil Taylor, president of the student council, served as MC and talks were given by Mayor Bill Finn of Algona, Mayor Bill Fandel, Whittemore, Bill Milder of Garrigan high school who also had a banner wishing the Bulldogs well, Ted Chrischilles, president of the Chamber of Commerce, Coach Christie, a representative of the Cadettes, who presented the squad with a 4-leaf clover of flowers, and Sue Moulton, who gave the squad a big love note from the students. Russ Guster's pep band and the cheerleaders were also influential in getting everyone in the mood for the rally. The Chamber of Commerce also sponsored a charter bus to the game today (Thursday). (UDM Polaroid Photo) Royal Hold Of Osage Joins la. State Bank Royal Nold, cashier of the Home Trust & Savings Bank, Osage, has accepted a position as assistant vice president of the Iowa State Bank, Algona, and will assume his duties here by April 30, 1966. He has had 18 1/2 years of banking experience in country banks and has been very active, both in civic and church work. His wife, Charlotte, four daughters, Sharon 16, Jane 10, Nancy 8, and Rebecca 4, will move here at the end of the school year. OMVI And Beer Charges Filed, Mayor's Court A Wesley man, William J. Kunz, was charged with OMVI in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week. He was arrested by city police on South Phillips street at 1:05 a, m. Sunday and charged. He waived preliminary hearing, was bound over to district court and appearance bond of $500 set and furnished. Possession of beer by a minor resulted in a $50 fine for Harlan E. Wittkopf, Algona, Other matters heard by the mayor included: Harold L. Haag, West Bend, and Marvin Hackbarth,$10 each, Russel L, Shaw, Algona, $20, and WarrenW, Householder, Fenton, $8, speeding; and Irene Strickler, Algona, $5, stop sign. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. It's Balmy And Everyone Is In Favor Balmy - that's what our weather picture was here this week, with a high of 68 degrees registered Tuesday afternoon (which may have been a new record for that date). Three other days during the period, the mercury hit the sixties, and the low for the week was a not- cold 29. A trace of rain was measured Saturday. Here are the readings; H L R March 10 60 39 March 11 64 42 March 12 52 29 Tr. March 13 49 29 March 14 63 29 March 15 68 38 March 16 --37 6th Grade Teachers Meet The LuVerne school has been selected as the meeting place of the sixth grade teachers of Kossuth County, This meeting will take place Thursday, March 17, It is an all day meeting under the direction of Mrs. Kiilsholm with Mr, Petrie of Cedar Falls, a consultant on Social Studies in charge. These people will visit the Sixth Grade Room for a period in the morning as guests of the pupils who will take them on a Travel Log Tour of Europe using information and slides which Mrs. Scbade, the sixth grade teacher, brought back from her trip last fall. They plan to use Overhead, Opaque, and slide projectors to illustrate their talks, Each pupil in the class will participate in some way, some are busy mapping out airplane routes, other mountaining and evaluating coins Motorbikes Are Back, Spring Must Be Here Spring must be here 1 Motorbike registrations are on the upswing, according to vehicle records at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. A total of 29 new vehicles were sold in the area last week. Owners are: Chevrolet - A. C. Hanson, Swea City; Thompson Camper sales, Lone Rock; Wm.orCleoMaches, Ledyard, pickup; Welp Hatchery, Bancroft, truck (2); D. L. Skow, Wesley; E. G. Droessler, Bancroft; E. H. Schmidt, Woden; C. E. Monson, Wesley; R. M. Keckler, Swea City. Ford - Anton Kardoes, Lakota, truck, M. E. Clement Algona, pickup; A. H. Ristau, Algona, pickup; G. B. McGuire, Titonka; Harlan or Meriam Blanchard, Lone Rock; Harold or Delores Erlckson, Algona; W. P. French, Algona. GMC - A. J. Cotton, Algona; Joe Bradley Equipment, Algona, pickup. Olds - A. J. Blake, LuVerne; Rosanne A. Schmlt, Algona; L. M. or Margaret Arndorfer, Bancroft; Paul or Erma Palmer, Algona. Plymouth - G. J. or Heleene M. Klatt, Algona; J. L. Walker, Wesley. Dodge - B. R. Rusk, Algona. Honda - Matthew R. Clark and Colin C. Voigt, Algona; and David L. Hix, Sexton. Women Voters Set To Name New Officers The annual banquet and meeting of the League of Women Voters will be held at the Algona Country Club March 22 at 6:30 p. m. General chairman is Mrs. J, c. Everds. Election of new officers will take place. Present president is Mrs, William J, Finn, Featured speaker will be Herman Rachut, Jr., of Burt, who served with the Peace Corps in Africa. He will show slides of his experiences. Reservations may be made by March 18 with Mrs, Everds or with Mrs, Earl Lierley, Also on the committee is Mrs. Luke Linnan. The grounp will review their program for next year, GOP Meeting Arlene Heldorfer of Bancroft represented Kossuth county to a district speech contest sponsored by Republican women, at Cherokee last Saturday, Topic of her speech was "Voter Apathy," and she was one of 13 contestants.

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