The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 21, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 21, 1966
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BY RUSS WALLER there's an Algona young man who now has his own radio program over a metropolitan radio station .... he is Perry St. John, with WDGY in Minneapolis, who is now running the "Perry St. John Show" over the air .... son of Mr. and Mrs. Judd St. John of Algona .... in Minneapolis, incidentally, they are giving serious consideration to a school operating program of 12 months, with staggered semesters. * * * Don't look now, but Daylight Saving Time begins next Sunday, April 24, on a nationwide basis. * * * Ray Langfltt left last Friday with Mrs. Langfitt for his new theatre assignment at Kearney, Nebr. The Langfitts made several preliminary trips to Kearney looking for a house .... they noted that each time they were there, a considerable wind seemed to be blowing . ... inquiring about the wind they were told by Kearney residents that "the wind blows all the time here, sometimes harder than others." * * * After all these years with Cities Service, which recently became CITGO, looks like Roy Hutzell will now undergo another transformation .... with the announcement of Tuesday that Cities Service has sold its mid- western setup to Gulf Oil, one oi the industry's largest. * * * Nothing new on the city dump- still in the same location .... if Lady Bird only knew, bet things would be humming. * * * • The shortest tax cut in history ended April 1. Last Jan. 1 the phone excise tax was cut to three percent from 10 percent .... April 1 it jumped back to the original 10 percent . ... but is scheduled to drop to one percent "within two years" .... want to bet ? * * * Nobody in the real U. S. Navy could possibly have all the troubles that beset the boys in TV's "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" .... we live in hope that on some future expedition the sub will miss all the monsters - and have only real, red-blooded Americans aboard, instead of one or two devilish scientists intent on destroying the world or toppling all democracies .... how do those fellows ever get on that sub, anyway? * * * On NBC's. Monitor radio program, Sunday night, guess who hit the jackpot? Our own "Grace", whose columns appear in this paper each week. Her column on "April" was read in its entirety, quite a compliment, and we hope she was listening in down in Sarasota, Florida. * * * Before some of those republicans in Congress tee off too hard on Secretary of Defense McNamara, they better remember that HE is a republican. * * * "Auto Safety" is a good safe thing to campaign for politically, and we note some of our senators and representatives are doing just that . .'. . the auto manufacturers can make mistakes in * design, or have negligent mis* takes- made along the production line, but they deserve some credit for the fact that when they do find an engineering mistake they are willing to recall all cars for modification, or have this done in their own dealer garages .... it isn't easy to do, and it's costly. We doubt that any manufacturer wants 'anything but a safe car on the road. There are usually two basic factors in auto* mobile mishaps - speed and driver judgment, and while the manufacturers could cut down on the speed of their cars, they cannot control driver judgment. * * * Famous l&st Wne * Well, there must be SOME government program that will provide the funds. Slgona d*fsr Pictures - More News - Biggest Circulation Jftome* ttVABiiciifeft • **• ESTABLISHED it 45 Entered ft* second class matter at the postofflcc at Algeria, Town XSOSlll. Nov. l. 1832. under Act of congress of Mitch 3. 1879 AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1966 2 Sections - 16 Pop** VOL 101 NO. Nab Youth, 20; Admits Break-Ins Final Of Concert Series Another Youth Scheduled Here April 25 Jailed On Auto Charge The final concert of the 1965-66 Community Concert Series will be the appearance of the Albert Tlpton Trio at the Algona high auditorium, April 25, at 8 p. m. This chamber group, consisting of nute, cello, and piano, features the gifted flutist, Albert Tipton, who is recognized as one of the ten best flute players in the world. Each of the artists in the trio have appeared as soloists with such symphony orchestras as Philadelphia and St. Louis. New members of the concert association from the recently completed drive are reminded that they may attend this final concert by simply showing their receipts at the door.' The concerts for next year have now been selected and the program will include: The Lee Evans Trio, a popular jazz group; Four-Go-Dancing, featuring a variety of dance; The Revelers, a male vocal quartet; and the Marlowes, a husband-wife two piano program. Congressman Greigg To Keynote Demo Convention ySiWiKiW&ISSSSSSiKr&'S'BWft'SW Mrs. Duerr Passes; Rites Here Friday Congressman Stanley L. Greigg will make the keynote address opening the 1966- Kossuth County Democratic Convention, according to an announcement made today by Joe Straub, County Chairman. The County Convention will be held at the V. F. W. hall . in Algona on Friday, May 6, and will begin at 7:30 p. m. Congressman Greigg stated that he was extremely grateful for the support he received in Kossuth County during the 1964 election and that is one reason he is looking forward to addressing the convention this year. Greigg carried Kossuth County by more than 2,000 votes in 1964. The delegates and alternates to the County Convention were elected at the precinct caucuses that were held last month. All delegates and alternates will be contacted by their precinct committeeman or woman within the next few days. The County Convention has three main purposes: to elect Kossuth County's twenty-eight delegates to the State Convention, to prepare resolutions to be submitted to the State platform committee, and to endorse candidates running for county offices. Endorsement of candidates is a new item this year and is now required by the Democratic Party Constitution. In addition to Congressman Greigg 1 s talk, some of the resolutions that will come before the platform committee promise to make this an interesting convention. In addition to the delegates and alternates who were elected at the caucuses, the general public is also invited to be present Immediately after the convention the new central committee will hold its first meeting. It will be a brief organizational meeting for the election of officers for the next two years. Mrs. Frank (Magdalene) Duerr, 52, resident here for the past 10 years after coming from Germany, died at the family home Tuesday. Funeral services for her will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in Trinity Lutheran church, with Rev. G. J. C. Gerike officiating. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Murray Mowers, Russ and AI Buchanan, Don Nelson, James Merryman and Rex Taylor. Magdalene Kowalsky, daughter of Will and Frieda Kowalsky, was born in Germany June 1, 1914. She was married to Frank Duerr in Germany Dec. 25, 1938 and came to this country about 10 years ago. Besides her husband, survivors include two sons, Lutz and Fred, Algona; her parents, and two sisters, Gertrude (Mrs. Willy Gruner), Chicago, and Dorothea (Mrs. George Dutton), Seattle, Wash. Pops Concert At LuVerne, May 3 On Tuesday evening, May 3, the LuVerne Community School concert band and stage band, the Downbeats, will present a pops concert. Music by the concert band includes songs from Broadway shows and from the movies, as well as some familiar old favorites. The Downbeats, a group of nineteen students, feature songs currently popular. The program wifl begin at 7;30 p. m. A pair of men in their early twenties wound up in jail here following escapades in Kossuth county during the weekend. Both face criminal charges. Michael John Donnelly, 20, Buffalo Center, is in the county jail in lieu of $1,000 bond after he waived preliminary hearing of a charge that he attempted to break and enter the Van Norman drug store at Swea City to steal merchandise and James A. Wahl, 21, Wells, Minn., is confined pending action on a charge of operating a vehicle without the owner's consent. Donnelly was apprehended by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst at Buffalo Center Monday following a quick investigation of the break- in attempt at Swea City. He allegedly kicked in the plate glass in the front door of the store, and a deep cut in his right leg, sustained during the act, ultimately led to his arrest. Suffering from the injury, he left a trail of blood as he ran from the front of the store, down a side street, then to his auto in an alley nearby. He then headed toward Buffalo Center, and eventually wound up at the hospital there where the wound was treated. He told hospital officials he had been in a fight with another man and the cut was a knife wound. Sheriff Lindhorst quickly checked all doctors in the area to see if they had treated a man apparently injured in the break-in attempt at Swea City. He got the right answer at Buffalo Center, went there, found out where Donnelly lived and arrested him. He was returned here and waived the hearing in Mayor BUI Finn's court. Donnelly also admitted two break-ins. He said he broke into Wilson's Supermarket at Buffalo Center Saturday night where he took money, and broke into Elman's grocery store Jan. 23 where he took change and some cigarettes. Wahl's problems began when the battery in his auto ran down. He went to the farm of Elmer Anderson, two miles south and a mile west of Elmore, Sunday evening. The Andersons were not home, so Wahl allegedly took the Anderson pickup truck and drove it to the spot where his was parked. Using some sort of a jump cable, he attempted to start his own car with the power of the pickup, and in the process managed to inflict damage to the truck. The vehicle was also apparently stuck for a time before the man was done using it. Anderson filed charge and Sheriff Lindhorst picked the man up at Elmore Tuesday night after the Elmore marshal arrested him. New Toastmaster Officers Algona Hosts 500 Rotarians Rotarians from 47 clubs in this section of the state will be guests in Algona next Friday and Saturday for a district conference of Rotary Clubs. There is an expected attendance of about 500, and sessions will be held in the Garrigan high auditorium for the men, and a women's program and luncheon is being planned to be held at the Algona Country Club. Registration on Friday will begin at 10 a. m. and will be followed by a noon luncheon, a full afternoon program and an evening banquet. A Past District Governor's dinner will be held Thursday evening at Charlie's Supper Club. Dr. Frank Court, Jr., a noted Methodist minister, writer and lecturer from Denver, Colo., will be the banquet speaker. ASatur- day morning program and noon luncheon will round out the conference. Wally Hill is conference vice chairman, Dick Thoreson is conference secretary and Al Agena is district treasurer. Among the speakers besides Dr. Court will be Joseph G. Werner of Madison, Wise. Music by the Bel Canto singers is also scheduled, and Rotary International president C. P. H. Teen- stra of the Netherlands will have a representative at the meeting. Wives of Rotarians will enjoy a fashion show at the Country Club luncheon. -Presiding officer at the con-' ference will be Elmer Lindhart of Humboldt, governor of the district, which comprises clubs in the northern half of Iowa. During the business session, a Rotarian will be nominated for district governor in 1966-67. The conference will be held at the same time that the Algona Rotary Club is observing its 44th year. In April, 1922, a delegation of Ft. Dodge Rotarians assisted in starting the Algona club, according to C. R. Schoby, Algona president. "It is seldom a club and community the size of Algona is selected to host this conference," according to Lyle R. Riedinger, conference chairman. Burt Couple With Peace Corps Again Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rachut Jr., left Saturday for a week's visit with the latter's parents at Lancaster, Ohio, May 1, the Rachuts will report at Cambridge, Mass, where Herman will be a staff member at a training school for Peace Corps workers. His wife, Linda a registered nurse, will also work at the training center. The Rachuts are well qualified to assist in the training of Peace Corps workers, having them selves spent two years in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, returning to the states last year. Mr. Rachut met his wife while undergoing orientation training in California prior to their work with the Peace Corps. They were married Oct. 9 last year in Ohio. While in Ethiopia, Herman taught business administration in a college. His wile carried on duties pertaining to her nursing profession. As to plans following their stay at the center, Mr, Rachut would like to enter school somewhere and work toward a master's, degree in business administration. When asked if they planned to return to Ethiopia, Mr. Rachut said, "No, at least not in the near future. Hoipitolixtd Officers ejected to six»month terms by the Al* administrative vice president; Eugene Faulstich goaa Toa&roasjers ar6) Jeft to ^^ FJoy( j BQ( ^ sergeant-at-annsj and Mike gmith, treasurer secretary j Ted Smith, educational vice presi- The new officers were installed at the weekly dent; William Finn, president; Roger Hiemstra, Toastmaster meeting, Monday, AprU18. Mrs. Bill Finn, wife of Algona's mayor, entered St. Ann hospital for a checkup and minor surgery Monday night. It is expected she will be in the hospital for about 10 days. ELMER P. LINDHART District Governor CHESTER R. SCHOBY Algona Club President LYLE RIEDINGER Conference Chairman Ask Remedial Reading Aid As County O.E.O. Project About 35 persons attended an information and programming meeting Tuesday evening of the Upper Des Molnes Opportunity, Inc., the Kossuth unit set up several months ago under the Economic Opportunity Act of the federal government. The meeting was held in the Kossuth court house. There was considerable discussion, following a talk by M. Peter Hart, Emmetsburg, newly- appointed director for the four-county setup, but only one concrete request from the floor for active participation with a project. The suggestion came from Mrs. Raphael Montag of Garfleld twp., in the. area adjacent to West Bend, that a remedial reading project for children of that area be developed. Such a program is possible, if requested through proper channels, and does not necessarily have to be operated in conjunction with any school system, but could be an independent project. Mr. Hart outlined a number of types of program that could be developed. Kossuth county has been allocated $60,000 for use in approved programs, but application for funds to finance the programs must be submitted prior to May 15, which is the deadline for presenting them to the Kansas City regional district headquarters. Considerable talk centered around the taking of a partial or complete census in lower income families as to their needs, and a fund has already been allocated to the four-county unit for this work, but it could not be developed and completed prior to May 15, so could not be used as a basis for development of other possible programs. Incomes of under $3,OOU a year were considered low income families, Mr. Hart said. Rev. Newton Coughenour, Kossuth county chairman, presided, and Gary McDonald, Kossuth supervisor, who is also chairman of the four-county Upper Des Moines Opportunity unit, was present. The name of the unit is not to be confused with the Upper Des Moines newspaper, although both the newspaper and the Economic Opportunity unit derived the name from the same source -- the area serving what was known in earlier days as "the Upper Des Moines country", referring to the land area between the east and west forks of the Des Moines river, A number of persons had comments and questions regarding various phases of the Economic Opportunity Act, and understandably in view of the many government programs in existence, with some overlapping. Taking part in the general discussions were Mrs. J. C. Everds, Rev. Robert Lorenz, Mrs. Burnetta Bohannon, member of the county welfare board, Oliver Carlson, Chester Schoby, Wes Bartlett of the county board of education, and a number of others. There was fairly good representation from all sections of the county, despite the comparatively small attendance. Mr. Hart said that he expected to visit various sectors of the county In the immediate future, to explain the program and receive suggestions for possible programs that could fit within requirements of the act and be financed from the available $60,000 sum. Burt Students Will Present An Operetta BURT - The pupils from grades five through seven at the Burt community school are presenting the operetta "The Pied Piper of Hamlin" at the school auditorium at 8 p. m. April 22. The production based on the poem by Robert Browning, will feature the "Kid's Korus" The operetta, open to the Public, promises to be colorful and tuneful. It is under the direction of Erna Baars Grover, assisted by Mrs. Leonard Stenzel, accompaniest. A matinee dress rehearsel will be held Thursday afternoon which students from kindergarten through 6th grade may attend for 10$. 5 Are Fined, Mayor's Court Five persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week, all the result of traffic violations, Terry J. Christensen, Whittemore, was fined $50, failing to have control; Maurice E. Fickbohm, Rodman, $30, speeding; Joe Arndorfer, Algona, $10, failing to yield the right-of-way; Daniel J. Gatton, Sexton, $10, stop light; and David J. Radig, Lone Rock, $10, speeding. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Wed 50 Years Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kuhn will be honored at open house in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 24, from 2 to 5 at the home of their daughter, Mrs, Dallas Klein, 520 So. Wooster. Mrs. Klein and Robert Kuhn, Ankeny, their son, will be hosts. No Invitations are being sent and all friends and relatives are extended a cordial invitation. The couple request no gifts. Chas. Wermersen Rites, Corwith Funeral services for Charles G. Wermersen, 67, Corwith farmer, were held Tuesday at 2 p. m, at the Blake Funeral* Home, Corwith. The Rev. Frank Considine, pastor of the Corwith and Wesley Methodist churches, officiated and burial was in Corwith Cemetery. Mr. Wermersen died at his home on Su/iday, just five days after his 67th birthday. He was a veteran of Army service and had farmed for some years. Surviving are three brothers and four sisters, Albert, with whom he made his home at Corwith, Chris of Curlew, William, Mrs. Verne Niros, Mrs. Ernest Gee and Mrs. Leslie Dawson, all of Corwith, and Mrs, Tony Harding of Poatiac, HI.; also one half-sister, Mrs. Julie De* Mers of Sroithtown, Long Island, N. V. Livermore Lions Variety Show On Friday Livermore Lions Club will present a "Variety Show" in the Livermore .school gym on Friday evening, April 22, at 7:30. Members of the club will be featured in two short plays, "The Snooper System of Psycho- Analysis" and "The Fatal Quest." The "Melody Moms," two groups of singers from the Twin Rivers schools and Mrs. Myra Taylor of Millersburg wiil furnish vocal music. Instrumental numbers will be presented by Dale Frederick on the organ, David Stock on the guitar, the Rev. William Stock on the accordion, and Fritz Hellwig and Allan Bonde on the harmonica. Mrs. Coleman's "Little Dancers" wUl. perform in public for the first time. Dale Frederick will furnish a half- hour of organ music before the show, Master of ceremonies will be Benny Skillren. Pte? Tueidqy Mrs. Rose Jennings, 98, one of the county's oldest residents, died at St. Arm hospital here Tuesday night.. SJie was a res, ident of a Burt nursing home and was taken to the hospital earlier the same day, FwwrsJ arrangements for her were pending ftt McGuJjQugh FU»* eral Chapel here at press 1 Haw, A complete obituary wgj appear in next issue of the.

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