The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 14, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 14, 1966
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Cl«ar Picture* - Mer* News - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER The Big League baseball season Is with us again . . . regard" less of the weather . . . and we have some sad news for Minnesota Twin fans. Despite the fact that the 10 percent federal tax on tickets has been dropped, the admission prices will remain the same .. . BUT ... the cost of parking your car is now $1 instead of 75 cents. . . hot dogs cost 5$ more. . . score cards will cost 10? more. Thus far, indications are that the mustard is still free with the hot dog. The Increase in the parking fee is not the fault of Twins management; the Stadium Commission retains proceeds from that. The concession increases and the fact that the management will pocket the former 10 percent federal tax is something else again. As of April 27, one of the longtime stalwarts of the financial security field - postal savings - will be discontinued. On and after that date, no deposits will be accepted for exisiting accounts and no new accounts will be opened. Present accounts will be closed out as rapidly as possible. Thus passes a savings method born as a Depression Baby . .. at a time when banks were somewhat shaky in spots, and there was no Federal Deposit Insurance guarantees for either banks or building and loan associations. Under present conditions, postal savings interest rates are not competitive, and the last official report we had from the local postofflce was that not over $35,000 was on deposit in"total far, far below the days of old. * * * "Yes — she's home, are you a girl-friend or a boy-friend ?" If, as our military and political leaders have told us, we are in Viet Nam to honor our commitment to do so if requested by the government of South Viet Nam, and they so requested, we may soon find ourselves with an honorable "out" if we choose to take it. The last word from Saigon, as this is written, is that an election will be held in the very- near future, with an elective government to replace the military junta that has been ruling. And, according to some of our correspondents on the spot, one of the first things an elected government is likely to do is ask that the U. S. troops leave, . . thus, if we went there at their invitation, we may also leave with another invitation. All of which would make it a round robin, and leave a great many wondering just how in common sense we got there in the first place. But it will not be of any help to the over 2,000 American servicemen who have already given their lives in that country. * * * It takes a wise man to know when he is fighting for a principle or merely defending a prejudice. * * * One of our favorite readers comments that she is tempted to write to WHO in Des Moines about their practice of having a fetching, long-winded commercial right at noon on the subject of "scours" , „ . why at dinner Ugie, she asks, with some indignation i ', , maybe there is another advertiser who would pay the premium noon rate , . . but please, no more scours just as you sit down to eat, ' * * * Famous Last Line * The great thing in this world is not where you stand but what direction are you going I *.»* A*. .»..*«% *»•• ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Alffon.i. Town (50511). Nov. 1, 1832. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 Algona, (Id.) Upper D«t Maine* Thursday, April 14, 1966 2 Sections — 16 Pogct VOL. 101 NO. 29 3 MMH^ ^fj^ . ^IMt I »,__ ^SH^. ^^M A Hi -Day Sport Show To Open Friday 38 Exhibits, Square Dance On Entertainment Program The East Fork Chapter of the Izaak Walton League will sponsor its annual Sportarama at the Kossuth fairgrounds in Algona on Friday and Saturday with hours from 2 to 9 p. m., and on Sunday from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. The show is in Floral Hall. Over 38 exhibitors will show in the Hall, as well as in a tent which was erected Monday, providing approximately 30,000 feet total of display space. The event will get underway with the release of seven gas- filled balloons at 2:45 p. m. Saturday. A number of overnight campers are expected to sleep overnight in the fairgrounds. They include the Algona Drifters and the Wigwam Campers of Mason City. Free rides on the 14-hitch pony wagon of Algona will be offered. In the display of Howard Forsberg will be a mounted Jackalope, allegedly shot by Bob Laing near Sundance, Wyoming. It is an unusual item. Merle and Lloyd Wellendorf will have a large exhibit of crystal, stones and wood items. The Rock Hound exhibit will be contributed to by Adrian and Verne easier, the Wellendorf brothers, Randall Clark and William Wyatt, custodian of Call State Park. Merle Wellendorf has accumulated one of the best exhibits to be found between Des Moines and Minneapolis. Included are three distinct types of agate. He has several trays of finished agates. Also included is a display of sixty rock spheres, as well as a number of wood spheres. The Algona Promenaders will sponsor a square dance Saturday evening, starting at 8:30 in the 4-H building. No admission will be charged .... caller will be Vernell Ludwig. Prizes will be offered. Prizes for the Sportarama will be a week's vacation at Jim Schneider's Resort at Cross Lake, Minnesota, as well as a 16-foot Trailblazer canoe, and a Daisy air pistol. Admission for adults is 25 cents, including free camping privileges. Children who accompany their parents will be admitted free of charge. Committees for the Sportarama are: Advertising, Glen Graham, chairman, Wilbur Zeigler, Hugh Black; exhibitors' booth committee, Wilbur Zeigler, chairman, Ray Smith, Ralph Morgan, Joe Graham, Fred Plumb; East Fork booth committee, Howard Forsberg, chairman, A, E. Briggs, Roger Hoover, Bob Laing, E art - Zeigler, Darold • Simmons, H. A* -Holmgren of - Lone -Rock..... Master of Ceremonies will be Glen Graham. Chairman of the general help committee is John Wood. Kenneth Harris is chairman of the ticket committee, with other helpers. Burton Poundstone is chairman of the sanitary committee, with Kenneth Roethler, Garry McDonald, Luther Fairbanks, James Baker and Dick Boyken. Workers groups include on Friday afternoon Julius Baas, Jens Sorenson, Roy Smith, Kenneth Roethler, Clyde Priebe, A. M. Anderson, Earl Zeigler, James A. Reid and Fred Plumb; Friday evening - John Wood, Bob Laing, Hugh Black, Wilbur Zeigler, Al Buchanan, Al Agena, H. R. Holmgren, Al Missal, Leonard Goecke and Roger Chafee; Saturday afternoon - Leo Frankl, Robert Harrison, Ralph Morgan, Roy Smith, John Wood, Grady Phillips, Bill Basler, Byron Richardson, John Thuente, Dr. D. J. Shey and James A. Reid; Saturday evening - Hugh Black, A, E. Briggs, Roger Hoover, John Wood, Cy Venteicher, Raymond Funk, Edward Arend, John Thuente, Deb Hall, Dr. William L. Clegg, Fred Plumb and Gerald Ferris; Sunday morning - John Wood, A. E. Briggs, Erwin Wiltgen, Kenneth Roethler, Ralph Nichols, Jim Kelly, Werner Struecker, Eugene Faulstich, Don Frederick, A. M. Anderson and Roy Hansen; and Sunday afternoon Harry Hargreaves, Harry Thilges, Hugh Black, John Wood, Soup Briggs, Jens Sorenson, Bless Rusk, Richard Simpson, "Gerald Ferris, Dr. A. J. Gotten and Fred Plumb. The pony ride committee includes Hugh Black, Roy Hansen, Joe Smith and Jim Gade. The lunch committee includes Soup Briggs, Harvey Larson, Earl Zeigler, Julius Baas, Hugh Black, James Baker and Webb Fowler. Clarence Holland Services Held i Tuesday At Bode Clarence M. Helland, 59, Bode farmer, died Sunday at Lutheran hospital in Ft. Dodge, where he had been a medical patient two days. Funeral rites were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at St. Olaf Lutheran church in Bode with the Rev. Norman Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, A lifelong Bode resident, Mr. Helland attended the schools here. He was married July 9, 1935, to Adella Grefstad at Bode. Besides his widow he is survived by two sons, Clifford and Robert, both of Bode, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hauch, Marion, and four grandchildren. Local Schools In Forensic Meet Algona high and Garrigan high have both entered forensic teams in competition at the University of Iowa, to compete this coming weekend at Iowa City. Tutored by John Vint, the Algona high team is composed of Glen Tschetter, Phij Taylor, Mike SUllman and Greg Buchanan. Garrigan's team is tutored by Sister Mary Ignatius and Sister Mary Deborah, and members are Ronald GUbride, Vincent Esser, Stephen Schuller, John Bradley, Mary Bray and 'Michelle Erpelding. Smoke Damage Burt - The fire department was called at 9;30 a. m. Thursday to the home of Mrs. Shirley Meyer where stove pipes became overheated, resulting in considerable amounts of smoke in the house. Damage was slight. Three Minor Accidents In The County Three minor mishaps were investigated in this area during the weekend. There were no personal injuries reported. At 9 a. m. Saturday, autos driven by Ruth E. DeGeeter, 16, Bancroft, and Pearl M. Fischer, 62, Swea City, collided at the intersection of the main street and highway 169 at Bancroft. Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated, estimated damage to the vehicles amounted to $275. Two mishaps were reported here Monday. The first occurred at 12:22 p. m. on Jones street when a pickup driven by Wayne F. Meyer, 29, Algona, and an auto, driven by Eli H. Gerber, 49, West Bend, backed into each other. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $85. At 2:10 p. m., a car Driven by Herman Heinen, Lu Verne, backed over a parked Honda owned by Richard A. Feaster, 19, Algona, on South Colby street. Damage to the motorbike was estimated at $125, City police investigated. How To Spent/ $66,000? How can Kossuth county spend about $66,000 In a drive against various aspects of poverty ? The question will be the major item of discussion at a meeting that has been called for next Tuesday evening, April 19, at 7:30 p. m. in the Kossuth county courthouse here by M. Peter Hart, who has been named as director of the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. tho four-county unit formed to cooperate with the federal government's office of economic opportunity planning. Gary McDonald, county supervisor who was named as one of Kossuth county's representatives on the four-county governing board some months ago, is chairman of the board recently. Hart was recently appointed to the administrative post. He is in farm management, and has a degree from Crelghton University of Omaha. The office of the four-county project has been set up in Emmetsburg. The Federal government approved a recent grant of $31,690 for the four counties Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Emmet - to organize and get operating under the Economic Opportunity program. The grant of $66,000 to Kossuth county is available, but the county itself must come up with a program within the boundaries of the Economic Opportunity program to qualify. That is the purpose of the meeting Tuesday night. In other words, the money can l>e had, but what do we do to get it and sjwnd It? Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting. Hart outlined 14 general points which qualify for government approval. The major ones Include special school program, study centers, health programs, child-care centers, and recreation and physical fitness services and facilities. Barbershop Parade Saturday 34 Vehicles Are Registered Here In Week New vehicles continued to sell at a rapid pace during the past week, with 34 registered at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. Here are owners: Chevrolet - E. J. or Gertrude Sleper, Titonka; D. W. Shipler, Burt; C. J. Johnson, Bancroft; W. H. Ohm, Lone Rock, H. L. Schmellng, Whlttemore; R. A. Radig, Lone Rock; D. W. or Nor ma Tapper, Buffalo Center; A. F. or Norma Dudding Buffalo Center; Penn Dixie Cement Corp., Algona; R. E. Bristow, Burt, pickup; J. H. Merryman, Algona, pickup; M. P. Bernhard, Bancroft, pickup. Ford - Edith E. Laage, Fenton, Julius or Esther Harms, West Bend; G. J. Rahe, Bancroft; Thermogas Co., Algona. Buick - J. H. Uken, Titonka; J. F. Helinsky, Bancroft; Ted or Bena Van Hove, Titonka; Schultz Bros., Algona; V. G. Spencer, Algona. Olds - H. R. Llnde, Swea City. Mercury - B. L. Cerney, Laic ota. Pontiac - E. A. Kadow, Burt. Plymouth - D. L. Harms, Burt. IHC - Tuloma Gas Prod. Co., Algona, truck ; H. A. Salisbury, Burt, pickup. Dodge - H. R. Pettit, Whittemore, pickup. Harley - Davidson - C. W. Thomps a, Bancroft. Honda - P. C. Owens, R. R. Stougard and R. A. Feaster, Al- , gona; Alice V. Shipler and K.. W. Roeber, Whittemore. a^^ Maribel Mino Of Swea City Dies, Colorado Miss Maribel Jean Mino, 32, formerly of Swea City, died Saturday morning at Denver, Colo. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Porter Memorial hospital. Cause of death is undetermined. Miss Mino was born June 12, 1933, in the Swea City area. She was graduated from Grant high school, attended beauty school and had her own shop in Swea City for several years. She then worked in Des Moines before moving, to Denver about two years ago. She was the daughter of Leonard Mino and the late Mrs. Mino. Survivors besides her father include three sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Swea City Methodist church. Rev. E. R. Maus officiated and burial was at the Harrison Township cemetery. Barnes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Vandalism Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to investigate vandalism at Bancroft Saturday night. All four tires on an auto owned by Margaret Schiltz were slashed during the two hours it was parked near St. John's school. When she returned to the vehicle, she found the tires cut. Sermon In FENTON - The Fenton Methodist church of Fenton will present "A Sermon in Song" by Mr. George Matthews, a soloist from Los Angeles, Calif. He will be there on April 19, with the program beginning at 8 p. m. The public is invited and a free will offering will be taken for Mr. Matthews. He comes to Fenton highly recommended. by many large churches of every denomination and also by several Universities, The seventh annual Barbershoppers Parade will be presented In the high school auditorium here this Saturday, April 16, beginning at 8 p. m. Two champion quartets, the Mid-States Four and Astro-Naughts, will be featured with the Kossuth Chorus and local quartets in an evening of music that promises to be top - flight. Tickest are available from any area Barbershopper and reserved seats may be obtained at Rusk Drug in Algona. Members of the Kossuth Chorus are shown above, They are: Front row, left to right, Oscar Kallestad, Gilbert Berninghaus, Ron Schultz, Dave Kollasch, Jim Arend, Ed Ruhnke, Paul Bailey, Dr. Jim Harris, Art Olson and Jim Cowan. Second row, left to right, Merle Dickenson, director, Joe Graham, BUI Faulstick, Dick Schultz, Harold Erickson, Clarence Isebrand, R. W. Jergens, Gene Hutchins, Bill Holldorf, Bill Schram and Merlin Lueck. Back row, left to right, Ollie Nasby, Jerry Helmke, Corwin Peer, Steve George, Loren England, Gary Everist, Norlan Top, Merrill Rasmussen, Ben Anllker, Russell Johnson, Dick Moen, president, and Glen Graham. Meet With Consultants On Area Voc-Tech School Fenton Meeting The Fenton Community Club will meet next Monday evening at 6:30 p. m. at the Fenton Cafe for a dinner and program. A representative of the Kossuth Bar Ass'n will give a talk on legal aspects of the world today. Burt Man To Africa Post This Summer BURT - Jerry McMullen, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. McMullen, Sunday for a four-day visit. Je.ry had been in New York City attending orientation classes conducted there for leaders of "Cross Readers." Cross Readers are groups of college students who spend their summer helping "build- up" Africa. Jerry is one of 30 leaders who will have charge of a group of Cross Readers in Nigeria, Africa for 9 weeks this summer. Jerry, who is presently teaching at Cold Lake, will leave for Nigeria June 24. He plans to teach somewhere in Canada this fall. This is Jerry's first visit home since leaving to teach in Canada two years ago. Prior to going to Canada, Jerry was boys basketball coach at Lakota for several years. Good Turn Day Bags Will Be Delivered Here The first phase of the Prairie Gold Area Council "Good Turn Day for the Handicapped" will take place April 16, when Cub Scouts will distribute "Good Turn Day Bags" to all homes in Algona and the entire council area. Scouts urge local residents to fill these bags and extra boxes generously with materials of clothing and other items for the handicapped workers at Goodwill Industries, so they might have employment during the next few months rather than be a burden to society. Scouts are. out to make this a banner year, and ask that you look in your attic, basement, or other storage space for articles through the following week, then place it on the front step of your home by 12:30 p. m. April 23, for the Boy Scouts to collect. If your home should happen to be missed by the Cub Scouts this Saturday, please gather your contributions in a box or other bag, and have them ready for the Boy Scouts on the 23rd. Please do not include newspapers and magazines in this drive, as they will not be picked up by Scouts. The committee, composed of county superintendents and one county school board member from each of the five counties involved, which is planning an Area Vocational - Technical School, met at Emmetsburg Tuesday night. Officals from Kossuth, Palo Alto, Emmet, Dickinson and Clay counties have been discussing the proposed school, which would serve all five, for some time. Two Iowa State University consultants, Ray Bryan and Trevor Howe, were hired earlier to assemble all information pertaining to the set-up and presented a preliminary proposal to the committee. A proposal of this type will have to be approved by the committee, then presented to state officials before any final steps can be taken on the project. As explained earlier, the Vocational-Technical School would not be connected with a junior college necessarily, and in this five county area it is probable the two will be separated. It is also probable junior colleges atEsthervilleandEnrnets- burg within the area will be maintained to serve the five counties. Honor Langfitt Algona Kiwanians honored Ray Langfitt, who has served as president and is leaving this week for Kearney, Nebr. to assume new duties in theatre management. Jerry Leaneagh, vice president, has succeeded to the post of president, held by Mr. Langfitt. • Undergoes Surgery FENTON - Mr. Monty Hiatt returned home late Sunday after being in Iowa City for surgery on the nerves in his arm. Sorority Officer Linda M. PercivaJ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Percival of Aigona, was recently elected an officer of Delta Delta Delta sorority chapter at Iowa State University. Present Awards The Algona JayCees held an Appreciation Banquet at the Johnson House here last evening at which time they presented several awards, including those to local news media. 1500 Hunted Easter Eggs Here Saturday Over 1500 young people participated in the annual Easter egg hunt at Call State Park Saturday. More than 100 dozen eggs were colored by three Girl Scout troops of Algona. The event was sponsored by the Salesmen's Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, of which Don Ferris is chairman. The men met for breakfast at the shelter house at the park, with members cooking the meal. A number of eggs were marked for prizes. Those winning included, up to age 6, Dave Mc- C ready of Burt, Doug Elbert and Pamela Movick; ages 7 to 10, Dianne Arend, Rhona Sabin and Patty Marshall; and over U, Mike Sifert, Chris Meyer and Connie Thilges. A candy bar was presented to each of the youths as they left the park. This was reported to have been the largest crowd ever to attend the event. Licenses To Wed Two wedding licenses were issued during the past week at the office of County Clerk Alnw Pearson. They went to Q*ry P, Nelson and Regina Ferguson, April 5; and Orvis ajervoM and Gwendolyn Whitlow, A square dance will be held in conjunction with the Sport* arama, Saturday, April 16. ftjd wW be caller

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