Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 17, 1966 · Page 1
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state Sooitty dity Coffoi Bttik _• ««ess concrete yeu'd think the contractors hie) oor Great State by th« threat. ... A few tablet of men smile) •treise their eyebrowi at seme of the fashions modeled at the Bi« Store's DM ityle shows. i .. Among celebs on my KR* NT broadcasts long age: B. Corf, Mary Pickford, Ralph (Nobel Priie) Bunche, Helen Chedwtefc the channel swimmer. Doc Oat lup, World Tennis Chomp Sode> man, Fonda, A Debbie Reynold*, who gave me a memorable kits. * * # Among the facial expressions of the angular models in Vogue Mag: "Am I sexy enough?" "Do I scare you?" "Am I exciting? Do 1 haunt your dreams? Can you ever for get me?" * * * Don't look now, but Ivy league teams Yale (607), Princeton (575) A Harvard (552) have won more football games than any other teams — even more than Notre Dame (482) eV Michigan (486). (They began to play football 10 or 15 years earlier.) nd run for touchdowns inside the 10 yard line. Petto THAT on your Miyt Id tplomel UNFAIR MOM-1N-LAW Irandma tells me where o put each game & top. Bather leaves stuff here & there: newspapers his joy, wperbacks pile round his chair; ic was once HER little boy. —LOUISE SCOTT Cambridge "—coast-to-coast on a goat" I'm told that two SUI collogi ans have vowed to ride coast-to- coast on a pair of goats unless Iowa wins at least 3 games this year. Good luck, ladsl If you can get two Iowa Staters to take e similar vow, you might make it a race! * # * KRUELTY TO KIDS Children's torture chamber Of the modern day Is a room from which TV Hath been moved away. —OLIVE REID Algona * * # Talk & rumor A gossip persis that our Overgrown Village (DM will try out a giant "shopping center" downtown, like Mori Hay Plaza or Par.kfair, to drew shoppers downtown from DM suburbs Iowa. & the far corners o AI Qona Ho^uth County _—"f . j ij ;_...., . ' !> i t- Enter*! <* Mtwri cl«* c»*H*, dec. .1, WfleY «f Atjjdrw, Iowa, 30$tl ,i»Moffle« umltf A« of Comrm March ft, 1I7» ' •' '•''.•' ' ' ' *fi . - - . ALOONA, IOWA - ONE SECTION - 6 PAGES VOL. oo-NO. II MONDAY, OCT. 17, 1966 ' &,£ •• V ->> & j ",.u&;«tf * * .^^vV^xs* services .. /Why did the paper picturo 'urduo's nudish baton fwirler in he golden reveeler suit, but no! he golden girl so curvesome et owe Stete? , .. In their debates for the lovernorship heve you noticec tow the OOP's professor egreee mostly with Hughes/ but so fero ciouslyl ... There is ho solution; seek t lovingly. Stores to open 12 nights prior to Five sent to hospitals from fn . * There were three separate accidents near Elmore on Kossuth At the October retail bureau meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, it was decided that retail stores would be open 12 nights in December for Christmas shopping. Those nights are circled on bhe pictured calendar. DKEM8€R 1966 With or without e Mo t-block "galleria" type roof, like ISU's visionary Chuck Cownie edvo> cates. •ft «/., 'p JJL And now a DM sportsman has presented DM's new Raquet club with a work of art entitled "Tennis, Anyone?" It shows 2 beauties with tennis rackets. One is glorious Jinx Falkenberg, who taught me to play paddle tennis in tennis duds & the other is a chum from Playboy with one tennis sock on. Maybe it'll hang in the men's locker room. ,. JA O . . . Another pair of our gadabout friends are beck from Europe, Peg A Cliff DePuy. They found a heated swimming pool e- float on Italy's Lake Como. . . . One thoueend DM high school boys could dig the Grey's Lake • Raccoon river cenel to connect DM's park with the At lentic. .... I saw a girl downtown wearing gold lipstick. She could kiss a man A his wife might think it was mustard. "—be tactful in your tantrums" I beseech you, never honk your horn et en out-ofrtown car, no matter hew queerly it sig-xags in DM traffic . . . Never correct your wife's mistakes instantly; write her e note next week . . . And above all never bewl your little son out in front of his chums; it might cause nightmare* A neuroses. * * * My high school advisor reports a new school in Iowa circular in shape. The boys & girls sit, alas, with their backs to the windows. Some of the most lasting things I ever learned came from gazing dreamily out the window. (And this school has its swim pool on top!) Chamber secretary Bill Steele announced that Christmas decorations would be up by Thanksgiving, weather permitting. Santa Glaus day. will .be ,Noy. 25, the day iaiter Thanksgiving: v ' Frank Saiter reported plans underway for a ^Veteran's Day program November 11. The complete program' will be announced at a later date. New date for F,B. women's Faribault tour Kossuth Farm Bureau Women have rescheduled the bus tour to Faribault from Oct. 17 to Oct. 24. The bus will leave the Farm Bureau office in Algona at 6:15 a.m. There will be a coffee stop at Forest City, arriving at Faribault approximately 9:30. Tours of the Treasure Cheese Cave, Mum Gardens, Minnesota School for Deaf and Fairbault Woolen Mill have been planned Deadline for reservations is Oct. 20 at the county office. Transportation cost is $5.25 per person. ' Questions concerning the tour may be directed to the Farm Bureau office in Algona or Mrs. Ronald Gardner, rural Algona, Those taking the tour do not need to be members of the Farm Bureau. Norma Harms is Burt Homtcominc qwen sent five people to hospitals and did extensive damage to six cars. Two Ledyard drivers were hospitalized with injuries received at 1 p.m. Wednesday in a two- car collision southwest of Elmore. Mrs. Vern Anderson, 56, received chest injuries and head lacerations and John A. Kra- mersmeier, fractured ribs and head injuries. Both were taken to the Blue Earth hospital. The accident happened at a blacktop and gravel roads intersection a mile south and seven miles west of Elmore. There were about $1,000 damages to the 1965 Anderson Chevrolet and the 1966 Buick driven by Kramersmeier was said to be demolished. Charges were filed against Kramersmeier for failure to yield at the intersection. Sheriff Lindhorst and Deputy Wood investigated the accident. A crash was investigated by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood of an accident at 1:30 a.m. a week ago Sunday. A car driven by John Manthei, Ledyard, was going south on No. 169 about 3Vz miles south of Ledyard, the lead of three going in that direc- According to the accident re- loftU car driven by Bruce -R. Smith, Blue Earth, overtook the jhree cars and turned in too sharply and hit the Manthei car. There was an estimated $150 damage to,the Manthei car and $75 to the Smith car. In a crash last Thursday at 3:15 p.m. three people were taken to hospitals. A car driven by Andrew Pederson, Fairmont, was crossing No. 169 a mile south of Elmore. He had stopped for the stop sign but then started to cross the highway failing to see a panel truck driven by Michael /H. Loiferman going north. The truck hit the Pederson car broadside. Both the truck and the car were demolished in the crash. Mr. Pederson had arms and head injuries and his wife had a broken clavicle and head injuries, chest injuries. Lieferman had The trio were Burt — Norma Harms, daugh ter of the Jess Harms, Burt, was elected Homecoming queen Friday, Oct. 14. She is president of her senior class, president of band, mixed chorus soloist, member of marching and concert I must chide the football che« egain for (1) not teaching their boys how to pgnt § kickoff; (?) for letting 'em ferry the bill outthrust in one hand, like an offering of flower*; A (3) for not using the off-tackle flint or band and alternate football cheerleader. In other Homecoming activities, the parade was postponed indefinitely due to inclement weather and the Burt foothal team lost to Thompson, 35-0. Shower is dated for Stneca bride Seneca — Arlis Looft Pierce will be given an open house bri dal shower Tuesday, Oct. 18, a 8 o'clock ai the Methodis church at Swea City. She is th daughter of the Allan Loofts and was married to Michael Pierce son of Mrs. Opal Pierce, of Si Paul, Oct. 1. All friends and re: atives are cordially invited to ai tend. taken to hospitals. The report noted charges were pending. Services for Algona farmer this Monday George Clifton Benschoter, 63, Algona farmer, died Friday, Oct. 14 at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services will be held today (Monday) at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal church Bather MUo Dailey will officiate McCullough's funeral home is in charge. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery. Mr. Benschoter was born in ?lum Creek township, Dec. 25 1902, the son of George am Laura Gilbert Benschoter. He married Violet Scujfham in Al gona on June I, 1927. He lived on the farm which his great grandfather pioneered over one hundred yeard ago. His wife survives as does one son, Arlen, at home. Also surviving are three brothers, Gilbert, Arthur and Hollis, all of Algona. Pallbearers are: Ted Hoover, Sr.; George Kain, Dixson Young, Chris Miller, Mike Schmidt and William Paetz, JOINS MARINES Mason City — Richard A. Loebig has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. |ie is the son of the Alvin EL Loebigs, Wesley. Prior to enlisting he attended Loras College in Dubuque. He is in San Diego, Calif., for 8 weeks of recruit training. Drops 20 • ..... -, in one hoar ' ••'.-• Friday the temperature took a nose dive shortly after noon. The temperature at the low! State bank indicator showei 82 degrees at 12:45 and ot 1:45 it showed a cool 62. By 2 p.m. it had; dropped to 58> The morning was hot and humid with a strong south wind; At 12:45 p.m. the wind shift' ed to the northwest end clouds bjanketed the sky; Wayne charges • • •' ; " " **• ' '•] small farmer being Wiley Mayne, republican npm inee for congress, in a talk a Swea City during his caravan here Friday, charged the- admin istration actually plans the etim ination of nearly 8,000 farms in the 6th district. ; / t Recent statements Mr. -Mayne said, by high ranking officials show the administration intends to abandon farmers whose gross sales are under $10,000. ' Mr. Mayne headed a caravan of Kossuth republican candidates through Kossuth starting at West Bend, and stopping at Fenton, Lone Rock, Whittemore, Swea City, Burt', Bancroft, Titon- fca, Ledyard, Wesley and Lu- Verne, with adutch treat lunch at the Johnson House here that evening. ____ Ther.e-.were . good crowds each, stop despite the humid weather in the morning and the chill rainy afternoon. Mr. Mayne discussed the feed- grain program and emphasized it was republican efforts which made it a voluntary instead of a compulsory program as advocated by the democrats. He said he favors the more equitable distribution of the feed-grain base, saying farmers whose base is in 1959-60 are being penalized. He charged the department of agriculture with dumping grains just before the sign-up time to bludgeon farmers into signing up. He favors continuing the program but with improvements o avoid abuses now flagrant. "Undersecretary Schnittker dmitted department policy is designed for commercial farms grossing over $10,000 a year but vot for smaller farms. The 1964 'arm census shows the 6th dis- rict still had 7,918 of these smal- Honor Samaritan Home employe By Onieta Didriksen. . . , : Staff members of Good Samaritan Home had a farewell dinner Wednesday evening of last week honoring Knut Mehl, who had worked at the Home since February. Born in Norway, Knut came to the United States with his parents in 1959. He was graduated from high school at Pocahontas, then attended Hamilton Business College, graduating there in November. He then went to Great Lakes for his naval boot, training, and at its conclusion, remained in naval reserve. .-.,,..'He has now volunteered for duty and will report soon at San Diego for radar training. Meantime he has visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Knut Mehl, Sr., who operate a Good Samaritan Home at Newell. During the six months he has been in Algona, Knut endeared himself to both staff and patients at the Home where he made many friends, who will miss him. Pictured is Mr. Nasby, Mrs. Nasby presenting the gift, and Knut. Full honors at funeral t i'V" tf a- > - / ' Algonan's car Belmond storm A local eyewitness to the devastation wrought by the Belmond Willis Marshall salesman, who tornado, was Boyle-Midway stopped in Belmond about 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. ""~ ~ er farms. "The department's former general foreign sales manager -.e Roux recently stated present jolicy is for the elimination of 4,300,000 of these family-sized terms in the United States. Mr. Le Roux has also shown how Secretary Freeman deliberately broke the price of beef, pork, and lamb." On social security Mr. Mayne said' "The way prices are rising, President Johnson's proposal for social security increases next year will be too little and too late, at best it will only partially ease the crushing burden of in fation on elderly people. Republicans have been demanding for more than a year that benefits be increased to keen pace with rising prices. We have insistec upon an increase in the $150X maximum income that a retired person can earn without reduction of benefits. After months of stalling President Johnson now says he will support at least some of our proposals. Unfortunately he wants to wait until next year, by which time rising prices will up the increased benefits before they go into effect. "I proposed last August and urge now that social security benefits be increased automatically as the cost of living rises. This will prevent the time lag between increases in prices and benefits which causes so much hardship," Mayne continued. "Such automatic increases can be financed on a self-supporting basis without any increase in social security taxes. In the long run the best thing for retired persons will be to stabilize prices by putting government spending, which drives prices upward." The Homecoming parade was in progress, so he parked on a side street by the east side of Belmond's hotel. Because of the rain, the bands were ordered to top marching, but the rest of the parade continued. Mr. Marshall went back to his car to get his display case and uddenly a brick flew through the car window on the driver's side spraying glass in every di reotion. Hoping for safety from the 'lying debris, he crawled into the back seat. At this point the whole wooden side of the hote building was lifted by the wind and trashed through the back, left window of his car. The tornado then moved on. According to Mr. Marshall, it was over as quickly as it had begun. The winds were gone, but the rain poured down. He started toward a gas station and saw a small boy running down the street. He tried to catch him, and at that instant the boy disappeared, picked up by the wind and hurled under a parked car. He was later discovered to be shaken up, but uninjured. By this time, the tornado had passed. All that remained was a total disaster area. Store fronts and roof-tops were pon-existant Merchandise was strewn over the street. Mr. Marshall stated that there was very little panic. The citizens of Belmond raised themselves out of shock and despair to begin helping each other. Hysteria arose only when mothers desperately searched for their Pancake Day dated here on Saturday The Salesman's Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Pancake Day at the high school Annex Saturday, Oct. 22. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Girl Scouts are selling tickets. The proceeds will go to buy a new Santa suit for the annual Santa Claus day in Algona. Receipts from last year's pancake day went to Christmas street decorations. No hunting permitted on new lake here The Kossuth Conservation Commission's lake north of town has baen posted for absolutely no hunting. There have been quite a number of waterfowl in .he lake this rummer and fall, mostly mudhens, Cut also observed have been wood ducks, mallards, and several varieties of Window painting are announced Full military funeral —,.„__ lor Spec. 4th class WiUiam<F,' Kern, who died in action Oct.;8 in Viet Nam, will. be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Oct'. ,17»\ a|j the. Algona Methodist church:.; Rev. William Noland wili;6Mi^H ate. McCullough's funeral home. Is 'in charge. Burial will' bp l to y Eastlawn cemetery. , ,, , t '"'* I A contingent from the Algona' Battery of the 194th Artillery Battalion of the Iowa National < ?m•} Guard will serve as pallbearert,; ' '' .They are: ISgt. James /E. .' ley, S/Sgt. Dean L. p----«Sp. 5, J. O. Andrews aid J. Madsen, Sp. 4 Mark A Secley arid Pvt John L. ScuH- ham. " ^ The firing squad will be com* posed of SFC William D., Detrick, Sgt. Robert J. Arend,,Sgt., Jerry E. Koestler, Sgt. Valgene R. Westling, Cpl. Thomas; E.U1- es, Pfc. Kirk Mi Struthers and: fc. Robert L.'Ricke, r ; ^ Representatives of the American Legion and Veterans of <For^ eign Wars, will serve as color guards. 1,,^ 'v^'^/sH 'Vvr/^ William F. Kern was born April 26, 1945, the son of Melvin J, arid Nellie Lowman Kern. fie graduated from Algona high school in 1964. ! ,, Survivihjg brothers aridi sisters include: Delmar,^. Des Moines; Dale, Claremont.Cal.; Opal (Mrs. Charles Bloom), Algona; Martin, at home; "'Frank,-Algeria^ Kay, Kenneth, Spec.' 4th class? USA, Ft. Sill, Okla.; Kareril Unda and Steven at home; Two brothers, Richard and Gary preceded him in deatli. children, who only moments be-1 Geitzenauers fore had marched down the fmm fh ' Mr Sl street in a Homecoming parade. Then, driving back to Algona, Mr. Marshall was forced to look put the left side window for vision, as the rain poured in all around him. He had a lasting reminder of a destruction that Belmond would never fomet. Mrs. Fred Pannkuk, Algona, went to Belmond Friday for tne funeral of her uncle that afternoon. Because the church at Belmond was small the services had been transferred to Alexandria. She missed the tornado by leal. Recently some 250 trees have been planted in the area around the dam, including ash, hackberry, maples, etc., and several varieties oi' conifer trees. Another rule that has been adopted prohibits the use of motors on boats on the lake. Only paddle or oars can be used. The lake has dropped several inches recently as evaporation look water. There has been no appreciable rain for weeks. During the growing season the crops quickly absorb the rains that fall. However this fall and this coming spring, when the crops do not soak up the moisture the lake will rise to a top about five iect above its present shore line. GOING TO VIET NAM Lone Rock — The Laurenz have had word from their son Tom, SP4 in the army paratroopers, that he has orders to be going to Viet Nam soon. Tom, who is doing clerical work in his division, will be stationed at Saigon. He will be home soon on a 30 day leave before going overseas. The annual Halloween window decorating contest for Algon has been set for Saturday, Oct 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who wish to paint windows mus register at the Chamber of Com mercc office starting Oct, The office is open daily 8 to 5 and Saturday 8 to noon. Painting of the windows mus be done by 4 p.m. when judging will start. There are two group senior high and junior high, with three prizes in each group. ' Students in the public school, St. Cecelia Academy and Garrigan grades 6 through 12 are eligible. Materials used for painting must be washable, and suggested in show card paint, or whiting colored with food coloring. No oil paints can be used. The Algona Lions club will furnish the paint which can be picked up that morning at Hut- zcll's. Bring your own containers. There will be four places for poster displays which must be placed in the windows designated Saturday morning, Oct. 29. Store windows for display are: Bjuslrom furniture for gardes 1, 2, 3 of St. Cecelia Academy. J. C. Penny Co. for SI. Cecelia's Academy grades 4 and 5. Chrischilles store for public school grades 1, 2 and 3. Sheakley's store for grades 4 and 5 of public school. United Fund drive starts today The United Fund Residentia Campaign will be held Oct. 17 Oct. 29. Ward captains are: Is Ward. Mrs. Garry McDonald and Mrs. Clair Blossom; 2nd Ward, Mrs. Thelma Tschetter and Mrs. Howard Stephenson. 3rd Ward, Joe Pomplun, Webb Fowler and Richard Ringsdorf; 4th Ward; Clair Blossom and Les Riter. Les Riter, Aigona United Fund Campaign Chairman, announced that advance gifts represented 37 per cent of the 1966 goal. A total figure has not been announced for the commercial gifts. a narrow margin, and coming home on highway 3 was puzzled by the number of ambulances going toward Belmond. When she got home she heard how narrowly she had missed the storm. ANNUAL MEETING The annual fall meeting of the March of Dimes will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8:00 p.m. at Van's Cafe. Anyone interested is requested to attend. Chairman is L. R. Potter. Study meeting on Dutch elm disease here The city council last Wednesday discussed the possibility of public meeting in November o consider the Dutch elm di- ease problem. The disease is in Algona and some four of five trees have jeen destroyed after positive deiitii'ication of the disease. It s probable that a great number of trees also have the disease but it has not progressed to the point where the tree has been killed. Mayor Finn said other towns n the county would be invited to the meeting at which an expert from the college at Ames would be on hand to discuss the problem. There isn't much that can be done to save a tree that has been affected. There is no real known cure and while spraying can help for the moment it is not yet a practical way of killing off all the beetles that spread the disease. Because of the large number of elm trees in Algona it would not be possible for the city {o devote city funds to the removal of all the trees as the infection spreads. Mayor Finn said there has been some suggestions for planting of other trees to take the place of the elms as they die off. This could be started before an, elm has been affected with the replacement by a tree immune to the disease like the haekberry tree. These resemble the elm but take some time to grow, Mayor Finn believes the ap» proach to the problem shouJ4 be county-wide. Also at the council meeting* a proposal was tabled until A next meeting of a requeM Eugene Faulstich for a nevy L TV tower at his new u -~ Main street. Also tatole<J after i sion was an second taxi service After the discusstoa was not pressed by leant. *

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