The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 31, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 31, 1966
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gfigona Cl*or Pictures - More News - Biggest Circulation BfAtUtHtO «* Wcond claw m»tttr *t the pottofflce at A)*OTU, Iowa (90511), No*. 1. Itta. under Act of Con»re« of March 3. 1879 ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1966 1 Sections - 16 Peg** VOl. 101 HO. 25 BY RUSS WALLER The annual Independent Telephone Ass'n. convention was held in Des Moines Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, In the first mail reaching us after the big storm came a news release saying that a number of area telephone men were in attendance, including Curtis D. Olson of Lone Rock, Ted DeBoer, Robert Reynolds, Henry Kitzinger and Senus Isebrand of Titonka, and Leroy Jacobsen of Fenton... we don't know when they finally got home, but it must have been to an awful mess of downed wires, broken poles, and trouble in general. * *' * Our columnist, "Grace" wrote on the subject of "Husbands" several weeks ago, and the column was read over WHO by Jack Shelley on his Saturday morning program ... the result was that the UDM has been swamped with requests for copies of the column . .. those who had the foresight and courtesy to send a stamped envelope or ten cents to cover mailings, etc. got their copies. • * * Well, things can't be TOO bad in our relations with Russia. We note where the touring University of Iowa symphony band of 89 members has been invited to visit and play in the Soviet Union for three weeks, leaving Paris April 11. The tour is sponsored by the State Department. Ambassadors of good will . . . they might do more good than another summit conference or a batch of H-bomb rattlings. * * * Sometimes these insurance companies, always gluttons for statistics, can carry things a bit too far - like their statistics on the value of a wife.. 11 ,,A,c.cqr ! ding to their analysis, -figuring the going rates of employment for nursemaids, food buyers, dietitians, ' cooks, dishwashers, housekeepers, laundresses, gardeners, chauffeurs, practical nurses, etc. they arrive at a net valuation per week for one wife of $159,34. We hope the fellow's wife who cooked this up presents him with a bill. It is statistics like these that give a husband that brow-beaten look. * * * If Admiral Nelson on that TV program "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" doesn't quit getting himself into thos.e continual Sunday night jams, we're liable, to lose all faith in the U. S. Navy ... of course, there's always the Telephone Hour on another network with symphony and a little ballet thrown in. * * * Because someone failed to throw a railroad switch, one trainman dies, 14 are injured, and thousands of dollars worth of damage results in an Iowa rail wreck ... one of mankind's greatest foes is Carelessness, and it seems that some of our newer trends in labor responsibility tends to create more, rather than less, Carelessness. * * * A young Algona woman was flying home by jet from California at night, and she kept watching out her porthole window, fancying she could discern a mountain range here, a desert there, etc, Then came dawn as she neared her destination ... and she discovered that what she had been watching was awing of the plane, * * * First Cannibal - "Am I late for dinner f Second Cannibal - "Yes," everybody's eaten." * * * A pessimist is a person who builds dungeons in the air. * * * At Burt, the American Legion Auxiliary has provided aft entire new Easter outfit for .a child in the Iowa Children's Home, one, of several helping* hand projects the women have tackled in recent weeks. * * * Famous Lg@t Line - It's getting so that the only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance. Algona Hosts 44 County 4-H Clubs Kossuth Had 2,582 Farms, 1964 Ag Census Shows - Drop Of 324 A total of 2,582 farms was counted in Kossuth county during the 1964 Census of Agriculture, the U. S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census reports. In the last previous Census of Agriculture (1959), the total counted in the county was 2,906 farms. This is a drop of 324 in five years. The 1964 total is published in a preliminary report on the county just issued. The report also shows that average farm size in the county was 237.9 acres and that the average value of the county's farms (land and buildings) in 1964 was $81,940. Other important county statistics in the report are: 1. Value of all farm products sold by farms in the county in 1964, $55,279,052; in 1959, $46,094,303. 2. Value of all crops sold by • county farmsin 1964, $25,336,159 in 1959, $17,429,001. 3. Value of all livestock andli livestock products sold by county farms in 1964, $29,942,716; in 1959, $28,665,302. Information obtained for the first time in an agricultural census included the amount of Income received by the county's farmers ($177) from recreational services as well as data on the use of pest control chemicals in the county in 1964. The census also showed a total of 10,510 persons of all ages on the 2,582 farms, or an average of four persons plus on each farm, counting men, women and children. A Census of Agriculture is taken every 5 years in years ending in "4" and "9" to gather information on the nation's agricultural resources and production. The data are needed to make decisions affecting many segments of the U. S. economy. The 1964 farm census was the 18th in a series that began in 1840. The preliminary report for the county contains more than 500 facts about agriculture in the county. Among additional facts it contains the number of farms by size, type, and economic class; the number of farm operators by method of tenure, age, color, off-farm work, and number of school years completed; land in farms by use and by land-use practices; data on equipment and facilities; farm expenditures; number of hired workers; and number of farms reporting poultry and livestock production and those reporting crop production by acres and quantities as well as sales. Gladys Davis Funeral Held At Bancroft Funeral services were held at > 2 p. m. Tuesday for Mrs. Walter (Gladys) Davis, 61, Ban-' croft, who died of pneumonia Saturday at Holy Family hospital at Esthenrille. She had been ill only a few days. Services were at Immanuel Lutheran church at Bancroft with the Rev, Gordon Miller officiating. Burial-was at Union cemetery at Livermore. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Davis was born Feb. 12, 1905 at Lind, Minn. She moved to Livermore with her parents and received her education there. August 31,1929, she was married to Walter Davis at Ft. Dodge. He survives. Before coming to Bancroft in 1951, the couple lived in Minnesota. At Bancroft, Davis operated the Davis Plumbing and Heating Shop until 1964, when he retired. Survivors include her husband, one brother, Paul Knowles of Forrest City, Ark., and two sisters, Mrs. Victor Easley of Lemon Grove, Calif., and Mrs. T. M. Aure of Bode. 4 Excellent* To LuVerne Band Entries LUVERNE - On Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, twelve band members of the Lu- Verne Community school participated in the Small Groups contest held at Bode,. Iowa, The following ratings were received: Superior - Earl Will, clarinet solo; Norma Heinen, baritone solo; clarinet quartet, Earl Will, Barbara Hurlburt, Luana Leek, Connie Schnetzer; drum ensemble, Mary Hanselman, Diane Patterson, Luana Leek, Kathy Trauger. Excellent - Dennis Marty, cornet solo; Barbara Hurlburt, clarinet solo; Ronnie Wolf, cornet solo; cornet quartet, Dennis Marty, Kathy Trauger, Linda WUhelro, Ronnie Wolf; baritone duet, Norma Heinen, Connie Schnetzer. Good - Connie Hefty, saxophone solo, The next band activity will be the spring concert !? th D ? v . e " 18 Teacher Resignations Accepted, Local School Get With The "Spring" Of Things . . . Shop In Algona And Save ! Charged After Monday Crash Autos driven by Geneva D. Elbert, 61, and Daniel J.Merryman, 18, both of Algona, collided at the Intersection of Jones and North streets here at 4 p. m., Monday, resulting in charges of falling to enter safely against both drivers. The Elbert auto was headed south and the Merryman machine west at the time of the mishap. Damage to the Elbert vehicle was estimated at $250, while damage to the other car was $150. ~ Thursday, at 2:15 p. m., an auto driven by Jess Dugan, 71, Algona, struck the door of a car, which had stopped, driven by Darlene P. Farrell, Algona. Damage was slight to the vehicles and no charges filed. City police investigated both mishaps. Republicans In County To Caucus May 2 Announcement that precinct caucuses were being held by the Democrats Monday March 28, caused concern on the part of some Republicans that their precinct caucuses were being overlooked. Under a change in the law enacted in 1965 each party sets the time for holding its caucuses. Republicans will hold their caucuses on. May 2 in each precinct at a time and place to be announced before that date. The- main business of the caucus is to elect delegates to the County Convention, express , themselves on the campaign issues and for the first time under the new laws, elect precinct committee men and women. These were formerly elected in the primary elections. Every Republican voter in the county should attend his or her precinct caucus on May 2 so as to have a part in building a Republican organization that can conduct an aggressive and winning campaign this November. Former Algona Man's Daughter 2nd Junior Miss The daughter of a former band instructor in the public schools here, Anne Collins, 17, Honolulu, Hawaii, was named first runner- up at America's Junior Miss Contest at Mobile, Ala. during the weekend. She was given a $6,000 scholarship as winner of the personality award voted by other contestants. Parents of Miss Collins are Mr. and Mrs. D Wayne Collins and he served as instrumental music instructor in the Algona school system during the thirties. Mr. Collins is now a professor at the University of Hawaii. He taught at Cowrie after leaving AJgona and married a Cowrie girl. i Posthumous Award To Wade Sullivan A parchment citation for a job well done over a 30 year period, signed by Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien, was presented posthumously to Postmaster Wade Sullivan here this week. It arrived by mall at the home of Mrs. Wade Sullivan. With it was a letter from the regional director at St. Louis. Mrs. Sullivan plans to have the citation framed to preserve it. Mr. Sullivan died here suddenly Dec. 4 of a heart ailment after earlier announcing his retirement for health reasons. Mr. Sullivan was postmaster here from August, 1935, after serving first as acting postmaster, until the time of his death. No successor has yet been named to the post. The citation received by Mrs. Sullivan reads: Honorary recognition is accorded ^William W. Sullivan for devotion to duty In the course of an honorable career in the United States Postal Service. This posthumous citation conveys an official commendation and an expression of sympathy to the family. Issued at Washington, D. C. February 18, 1966. Lawrence F. O'Brien Postmaster General Begin Hearing $125,000 Suit, District Court A jury was selected Tuesday afternoon, with testimony slated to get underway before Judge G. W. Stillman Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. in the Marvin G. Lovell vs. Skelly.Oil Co. damage case in district court here. The case was filed following an explosion here in 1963 and the plaintiff is seeking $125,000 for personal injuries he allegedly received in the blast. Jurors selected include Helen Valvick, Florence Guerdet, Violet Goetsch, Margaret Elbert, Daniel Fisher, Marlene Gray, Bernadine Loebach, Hazel Larson, Albert Sleper, Grace Chrischilles, Bliss Me Admas and Everett Steven. Corf Damaged A total of $550 in estimated damage resulted when two autos collided on Main street here at 5:05 p. m. Tuesday. Drivers were Kenneth F, Nemmers, 28, and Sharon Schilt?, 22, both of Algona, and the former was charged with failing to have control of his auto. Both cars were headed north at the time, with the Nemmers yehicle striking the rear of the other machine. The board of education of the Algona Community school district has accepted resignations from the following 18 teachers for the school year 1966-67: Elementary - Jean Lemmon and Madonna Skogstrom, Kg.; Sharon Ristau, 1st; Donna Bonnstetter and June Krull, 2nd; Marlene Hulsteln and Emily Nevitt, 3rd; Jean Pettiecord, 4th; Katherine Misbach and Hazel Markovetz, 6th; Hattie Wilson, Elem. Supervisor. Junior-Senior High - Kathryn Weber, PE; Christine McCullough and Carol Ford, Jr. Hi English; Esther Quinby, math; Loraine Reed, English; Gerald Soper, social studies and audio-visual; Carl Wisman, homemaking. The other members of the teaching staff have accepted contracts. Two members will be added to the staff for next year one for band and one for driver education, making a full-time equivalence of approximately 93 teachers. LuVerne Rites For Earl Swiger On Wednesday Earl Swiger, 62, a farmer in the Renwlck-LuVerne area, died of a heart attack unexpectedly Sunday afternoon at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 p. m. at the Blake Funeral Home, LuVerne. The Rev. Roy A. Biesemeyer, Methodist pastor, officiated and burial was in the LuVerne cemetery. Mr Swiger a lifelong resident of the Renwick - LuVerne community, is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ralph Consoer of Ft. Dodge, Miss Violet Swiger and Miss Luella Swiger, both of Renwick, 5 Pay Fines, Mayor's Court, During Week ' Five persons appeared in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week and paid fines following preliminary hearings of a variety of charges. For failing to have control, Wilma Haupert, Algona, paid $10; Flora J. Cook, Emmetsburg, and Georgia A. Voigt, Fenton, speeding, $8; Richard Black, Algona, speeding, $5; and Ralph E. Hurlburt, Swea City,$5, improper use of muffler. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Plan Carnival Algona high school student council is sponsoring a carnival to be held in the gymnasium the afternoon and evening of April 2. Thousands of prizes will be offered. This is, in part, for the purpose of promoting the American Field Service program. 14th Annual Evenf Here On Saturday The 14th Annual Algona 4-H Day will be held Saturday, April 2. Forty-three county 4-H Clubs will be represented with local displays. The president and vice-president of each organization have been Invited to be guests of a store or place of business that afternoon. A space In a display window or a table Inside will be used to publicize the 4-H work or some project on which the club is working. These displays will be set up in the morning so they can be viewed by visitors. The leaders of each group have been asked to assist the two officers of each club in setting up the displays. There are about 900 youth in Kossuth County who are engaged in 4-H work. There will be an optional tour of the City Hall and Fire Department in the morning. One tour starts at 10:00 a. m. and the other at 11:00 a. m. during which time the processes of city government will be explained. The County President of the 4-H girls clubs is Linda Dodds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dodds of rural Algona. The President of the county boys clubs is Wayne Banwart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Banwart of West Bend. They will both be named as "Honorary Mayor" for the day, sitting in the mayor's office during court and being able to observe the functions of the office. During the afternoon, the owner or manager of the place of business in which the club will have its display will fully explain the method of operation of his business. The president and vice-president of that club will be his guests for the afternoon, and at 30 Crews From 5 States In Area On Phone Repair One hundred and thirty men, working In about 30 crews coming from Iowa and five other states, were still battling this week to make complete restoration of telephone service In Kossuth county. As of Tuesday afternoon, 708 new telephone poles had reached Algona, coming from Minneapolis, Omaha and Chicago. The last load of 118 poles arrived Tuesday via semi from Chicago. Thousands of pounds of copper wire were also shipped In from Minneapolis and Omaha, John Claude, Northwestern Bell manager here said. He described it, and a Iwlletln from Bell Headquarters verified it, that this storm Is the worst one ever experienced by the company. Three other Bell systems sent crews to help, coming from Wisconsin, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mountain States Bell and Southwestern Bell supplied crews, as woll as Northwestern Bell crews from other points. A microwave relay was set up at the Intersection of U. S. 169-9 In the North end of the county, which allowed telephone service from Lakota. Efforts were being made to set up another at the Bob Buscher place, supplied from Illinois Bell, which would open service to Whittemore. Whlttemore and West Bend were the only two county towns without long distance service as of Tuesday. The rural situation is still "bad" In the Lakota, Algona and LuVerne areas, Manager Claude said, but the first efforts have been to tie the towns together and then second effort will be on the rural lines. Northwestern Bell's storm area extended from the vicinity of the Twin Cities southwest, slicing across Iowa's northwestern half, and into Nebraska. Kossuth County turned out to be in the heart of the stricken area. As phone crews from distant points converged on this area, hotels, motels and restaurants were full up in reservations and at meal time, in Algona and in surrounding towns. "We'll stay with It until It's all working" was Claude's final comment. 6 p. m. he will take them out for dinner. This will afford the three an opportunity to establish a closer relationship. After dinner, he will take his guests to the High School Annex, where there will be a meeting of the presidents and vice-presidents of all of the 4-H Clubs of the county. A short program is planned for that meeting at the Annex, including introductions to the 4-H club officers and speeches of welcome by city officials. Following that, the president and vice-president of each club will be guests of Lloyd Grey, manager of the Algona Theatre. Clubs participating and the location of their exhibits follow: Cattle Killed, Seeks Jt,i BOYS 4-H CLUB ASSIGNMENTS / Aggressive Lads Klein's Farm Supply Algona Dairy Algona Plumbing & Heating Buffalo Boys Ernie Williams John Deere Cresco Boys Zender's Clothing Eagle Wildcats Joe Bradley Equipment Co. Fenton Progressors Hutzell's Store Garfield Hustlers Fareway Grocery Grant Hustlers Gambles Store Greenwood Boys North Central Public Service Lotts Creek Leaders Tom's Radio & TV LuVerne Eager Beavers Kossuth Motor Hum Creek Boys Taylor Motor Co. Prairie Future Farmers Iowa State Bank Ramsey Boys Coast to Coast Store St. Joe Trojans Federal Land Bank Seneca Progressive Farmers Jack's 0. K. Tire Service Swea-Harrison' Boys Hub Clothiers Union Boys Buscher Bros. Implement Wesley Boys Security State Bank Whittemore Boys Taylor Implement Co. GIRLS 4-H CLUB ASSIGNMENTS Algona A. 0. K, Home Federal Savings and Loan Bancroft Busy Bees Sheakleys Blue & White Harrison Variety Buffalo Boosters J. C. Penney Co. Burt Blue Birds Graham Dept. Store Cresco Chums Foster Furniture Eagle-ettes Rusk Drug & Jewelry Fenton Forwards Honsbruch Drug Store Garfield Gems Sailer's Davis Paint Greenwood Girls S & L Store Irvington Ideals Shilts Shoe Store Lakota Luckies. . . Wiltgen Jewelers Lone Rock Lively Rockets Sharp's Jewelry Lotts Creek Lassies Chrischilles Store LuVerne Live Wires Mode-0-Day Shoppe Plum Creek Elite '. . . Read's Furniture Riverdale Rustlers I North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Riverdale Rustlers D Bomgaars Ben Franklin Seneca Stars Frederick Hardware U-Go-I-Go Bjustrom Furniture Union Alethean North Iowa Appliance Center Valley Farmerettes Dunn's Sure^Save Market Wesley Wizards Finn's Bakery Whittemore Lassies Carson's for Color licenie* To Wed Wedding licenses were issued to John J. Bellinger and Georgia Marlow, March 25, and Dan M. Stephen and Eleanor Rockwood, March 26; at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week. In Band Concert IOWA CITY - Jodie Chally will play clarinet with the Hawkeye Concert Band when the 60- member ensemble presents a concert Thursday, March 31 at the University of Iowa. She is a sophomore'. In Court Here A petition, in which the plaintiff, S. L. Loss, seeks a judgment for $1,200 due to the death of six cattle, was filed here in district court this week. Defendant is Roger C. Scott. The plaintiff charges the defendant with negligence in the way he operated his auto when the vehicle allegedly ran into a herd of cattle owned by the plaintiff Nov. 26, 1965 at 4 p. m. As a result of the mishap, four cattle were killed and two others injured and had to be killed. Each animal was valued at $200, according to the petition, so a total of $1,200 is sought. The First National Bank of Elmore, plaintiff, Is seeking a judgment settlement for $2,000 from C. A. Schiefelbein, defendant, as the result of a check matter. The defendant allegedly gave the check to Gene Woodcock, then the check was returned marked "payment stopped." The Brodkey Jewelry Co., plaintiff, is attempting to settle an account for $184, with James L. Perdue, defendant, in another matter filed this week. 9 Inches Snow Fell During Big Blizzard An official nine inches of snow fell last week during the Big Blizzard which struck Tuesday afternoon and continued through Wednesday. Station KLGA, weather recorder for the area, was unable to get temperature readings for high and low for two days, March 23 and 24, as personnel were unable to get to the station. The weather for the balance of the week: DATE HI LO March 25 28 U M^rch 26 34 19 March 27 36 20 March 28 , 45 18 March 29 49 33 March 30 *•* 35 Silver Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sipjji* smeier, observed their 35ft w«4* ding anniversary with an open house, Sunday March 27th at the Swea City YFW hall from g (Q 5 p. m.j sponsored by their two sons,

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