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fjje Cl«or Pictures - Mere News - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER GRADY PHILLIPS, OF THE Algona Floor Service, has gone hunting for bear, moose and other large game over the years, but it took a glass door to slow him down Monday of this week. Working at the new home of Don Tietz, at which an Open House is to be held this weekend, Grady made a fast turn and headed for the patio, which happens to be separated from the rest of the house by large, sliding, floor-to-ceiling glass doors. He walked into one, thinking it was open. He was wrong. He received multiple cuts, the severest being on one leg, his stomach and one hand, which required a number of stitches. But he intends to be there for the Open House. * * * A county drainage hearing ran into a snag here Tuesday . .. seems that through one of those always - possible slips, no proper notification of the matter was made to the State Conservation Commission, which was legally required for this particular drainage matter, in an area north of Union Slough, which will require a re-run of the project. * * * Gordon Gammack, Sunday, had a short item in his Des Moines column, about an ancient bar discovered in .Lakota, dismantled, and shipped piece-by-piece to Des Moines for installation in a swanky new eating establishment there - Diamond Lil's. We don't know how the bar got to Lakota to begin with, but hope there is someone in that area who can tell us more. It must have been of rare vintage if it was wanted so badly at Diamond Lil's. Probably could tell quite a few stories, also," if it could talk. * * * Excerpt from the Algona Toastmaster Bulletin: "Nothing but money and kisses could be so loaded with germs and remain popular." * * * Anyone who might wish to take in that full-scale football game at Mason City, the evening of May 9, between opposing teams from the full Drake University squad to wind up their spring practice, may get the tickets at the Upper Des Moines office. The Mason City Lions are sponsoring the event. Adult tickets are $1, student tickets 50 cents. A number of North Iowa players are squad members. Game time, 7:30 p. m. * * * Pete Poundstone, local photographer, asked if he could make life-size enlargements of snap' shots, said "yes", he could. "0. K.'" said the practical joker, "here's a picture I took of the Grand Canyon. * * * The University of Iowa band ran into only a bit of trouble on its tour of Russia ... an earthquake forced cancelation of one concert . . . wonder ,who they'll blame it on? (see editorial page). * * * Congratulations to a number of area students receiving assorted scholarships in colleges and universities . . . latest is a Noyes scholarship to Rodney Ricklefs, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ricklefs, for $340 at the University of Iowa, announced Wednesday. * * * Famous Last Line - I'm broadminded, and fully believe you have every right to believe in and express your ridiculous opinion. Spring Luncheon St. Ann Auxiliary will bold a spring luncheon at Algona Country Club, May 2 at 12;45. p. m. An interesting program on The mental health center of north lowa, its approach and contribution, will be given by Lyle E. Kelley, a psychologist. Following the program, bridge and 500 will be piayed- Res* ervations for the above event may be made by calling Mrs. Howard Stephenson or Mrs. John Shaw by April 28. iSTABLIsHtO U65 Entered as seconrt rlass matter at the postofflce at AlRorM. T.-.wa (5051U. Nov. I. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY APRIL 28, 1966 16 Pages — 2 Sections — Plus Supplement VOL. 101 NO. 33 Cooks Wed 50 Years Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cook who were married in Algona, May 3, 1916, and have lived practically all their married life here, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, May 1 , from 2 to 5 p. m. in Fellowship Hall at the Methodist church. No invitations are being sent. All friends, neighbors and relatives are invited. (Glenn's Studio Photo) t 5.2 Percent Sales Rise For Algona, End Of 1965 Algona had a 5.2 percent increase in sales during the fourth quarter of 1965, compared with the same quarter from 1964, sales tax figures just released by the Iowa State Tax Commission show. The most surprising gain in the area, and one of the largest percentages in the state, was that of Humboldt, which according to state figures had a 22.5 increase. A comparison.of figures for some of the cities in this area follows: COMPARISON OF 1964 AND 1965 4th QUARTER RETAIL SALES CITY Humboldt Pocahontas Algona Fort Dodge 'Britt Garner Clarion Eagle Grove .Rockwell City Hampton Cherokee Webster City Iowa Falls Esther ville Belmond Forest Citv Sheldon Spencer Storm Lake POP. .4031 2011 5702 28399 2042 1990 3232 4381 2313 4501 7724 8520 5565 7927 2506 2930 4251 8864 7728 1964 SALES TAX $ 59,686.58 30,998.43 80,481.03 355,003.55 22,177.87 26,523.10 37,822.88 33,789.65 25,195.65 66,915.29 81,289.37 86,739.69. 84,534.68 76,953.68 28,588.57 29,061.93 48,988.05 142,629.79 99,927.52 1965 PERCENT SALES TAX CHANGE $ 73,137.18 ' 34,482.33 84,930.73 384,286.70 23,319.81 27,111.16 39,169.27 35,145.68 26,247.93 74,274.84 86,157.47 97,204.56 95,518.13 82,419.46 33,309.17 32,907.72 56,457.58 147,197.52 111,338.11 22.5 11.2 5.2 8.2 5.1 2.2 3.5 4.0 4.1 10.9 5.9 12.0 12.9 7.1 16.1 13.1 15.2 3.2 11.4 Titonka Wins Gruver Meet; Senfral 3rd Titonka's track team took first place in the Lincoln-Central invitation relays at Gruver, this week. Sentral of Fenton came in third. ^ The Titonka team garnered 157 1/2 points, Sentral 43. Rolfe was second with 49. "Other area teams entered and their final tally were Lakota, 14, Twin Rivers, 6, Burt, 5. Individual scoring for entries from this area went as follows: Broad jump - Michaelson, Titonka, 3rd; Ditsworth, Sentral, 5th, Shot Put - Beenken, Titonka, 1st; Voigt, Sentral 4th. Discus - Tietz, Sentral, 1st; Budlong, Titonka, 3rd. High Jump - Karels, Lakota, 1st; Gingrich, Titonka, 2nd. 80-Meter Hurdles - Ditsworth, Sentral, 2nd; Beenken, Titonka, 5th. 880-Relay - Titonka, 1st; Sentral, 4th. 880-Yard Run - Akkerman, Titonka, 1st. 60-Yard Dash - Zwiefel, Titonka, 5th. 320-Meter Shuttle Relay- Sentral, 2nd; Titonka, 4th; Burt, 5th. 220 Dash - Jaren, Titonka, 4th; Sleper, Lakota, 5th. 440 Run » Boyd, Lakota, 1st; Hogenburh, Burt, 3rd. 440 Shuttle Relay * Titonka, gnd; Sentral, 5th. 440 Medley Relay - Titonka, 2nd; Sentral, 5th. 100-Yard Dash . Blanchard, Sentral, 3rd; Bahling, Titonka, 5th. 880-Yard Medley Relay - Titonka, 2nd; Sentral, 3rd. 440-Yard Relay - Titonka, 1st; Sentral, 2nd. - o - LUVERNE SCORES 28 1/2 IN NORTH STAR MEET LuVerne high's track team came in 6th in the North Star conference track meet held Monday at Belmond. LuVerne counts came as follows: R. Bristow, 2nd, 220 dash, 880, and broad jump. D. Bristow End in 440. Duane Will won the high jump with a 5 ft. 2 leap. Silver Wedding Sunday, May 1, Oswald Thilges' Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Thilges of Algona, will observe their silver wedding 'anniversary Sunday May 1, with an open house from 2:00 to 5:00 p. m. at the V. F. W. hall in Algona, sponsored by their children. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. No invitations are being sent. Mr. and Mrs. Thilges were married April 28, 1941 in St. Cecelia's Catholic church in Algona, by Father Mallinger. Mrs. Thilges is the former Evelyn Dole, daughter of Mrs. Mary Dole and the late Fred J. Dole. Mr. Thilges is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H, M. Thilges. Mr. and Mrs. Thilges have five children, Brenda (Mrs. Dennis Miller), West Bend; Maureen, Garry, Connie and Brian, all at home. They also have two grandsons, Jay and Keith Miller. Three Charged After Mishaps In This Area Four mishaps were investigated in this area during the weekend, with three drivers charged for violations. Tuesday at 11:15 a. m., cars driven by Charlotte R. Anderson, 25, Lakota, and James L. Riley, 25, Benson, Minn., sideswiped one-fourth mile north of Lakota, resulting in $325 damage to the vehicles. Riley was charged with improper passing by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Deputy Don Wood. Monday at 5:50 p. m., a pickup driven by Henry Kitzinger, 47, and a car driven by Herman W. Harms, 20, both of Titonka, collided a mile west of that town, resulting in $150 damage to the pickup, while the car was called a total loss. Patrolman Charles Bird investigated. Two mishaps occurred at 11:30 p. m. Saturday. A half-mile west of Burt, an auto driven by Virginia M. Wubben, 23, Lone Rock, was struck from the rear by an auto driven by. Max B. Shipler, 17, Burt. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $375 and Shipler was charged with following too closely. At the same time, autos driven by John J. Jennings, 19, Algona, and William M. Kane, 19, Cylinder, collided a half-mile east of Algona, with $200 damage to the vehicles. Jennings was charged with stopping and failing to yield. Patrolman Bird investigated both mishaps. 4 Committees Wm. Kern, 21, Wounded By Viet Nam Sniper's Bullet Named For Demo Meet The following committees have been appointed in connection with the Kossuth County Democratic Convention to be held at the VFW Hall in Algona on May 6th: Resolutions Committee: Don Murray, Bancroft, Chairman; Paulette Bradley, Algona ;Ervin Link, Swea City; J. B. Geelan, Whittemore j Delores Mertz, West Bend; Patrick Bradley, Burt; and Ervin Klinksiek, Ledyard, members. Nominating Committee: Joe Bradley, Algona, Chairman; Robert Hamilton, Lakota; Mary Gengler, Whittemore; Kenneth Roethler and Dr. Dan Bray, Algona, members. Credentials Committee: Russ Waller, Algona, Chairman; Wayne Dugan, Lone Rock; Vera Becker, Buffalo Center; Rita Youngwirth, Wesley; and Donna Dreesman, Titonka, members. Rules and Permanent Organization; Mancil Hurlburt, Swea City, Chairman; David Kollasch, Bancroft; Florence Studer, Lu- Verne; Marie Penton, Algona; and Ray Thilges, St. Joe, members, Congressman Stanley L. Greigg will be the keynote speaker at the convention which will begin at 7:30 p. m. In addition to the delegates and alternates, the general public has also been invited to attend the convention. Immediately after the convention there will be a brief organizational meeting of the new County Central Committee. Officers will be elected for the next two years. Add To Buildings An addition at the rear of the present Upper Des Moines Publishing CQ. building is now under construction. The new addition will extend the building to the alley and allow for greater newsprint storage space and expanded mailing facilities for Midwest Printing & Lithographing Co. which occupies space in the UDM building. An addition is also being made to the rear of the Directory Service, Inc. building. Couples Wed Three wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week, They went to Larry Torkelson and Rita DeGeeter; Anthony G. Coloff and Susan I. Nitchals; and G. E. Amber and Elaine K. Goetz, April 22. Area Seniors To See Mock Murder Trial The Kossuth County Bar Association and County Superintendent of Schools, Al Qulntard, are jointly sponsoring the annual Law Day, Monday, May 2, in the Algona high school auditorium. Approximately 500 area high school seniors are expected to observe a mock murder trial. Schools participating are Algona high, Garrigan, Burt, Lakota, Ledyard, LuVerne, St. John's of Bancroft, Sentral, Swea City and Algona. Judge Joseph P. Hand of Emmetsburg will preside. Acting as prosecutors will be R. G. Buchanan and W. B. MacDonald. H. J. McNertney and L, W. Nitchals will represent the defense. Taking part as witnesses will be Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, H. F. Fristedt, H. W. Miller, PatKrapp and Shirley Schenck. The trial is based on an actual murder case which took place in Texas. The script has teen titled "State of Iowa vs. Charles Smith." The Kossuth Bar Association is holding the trial in conjunction with the national Law Day observance which has as its slogan, "Respect the Law, It Respects • ; You." Snap-On Tools Sales Up 12% In Past Year Stockholders of Snap-on Tools Corporation met Last Friday in the ' company's Kenosha, Wisconsin, general office for the 46th annual stockholders' meeting. Snap-on is the parent company for Weidenhoff Corp. of Algona. President Victor M. Cain analyzed the operating results of 1965, presented interim statements for the first quarter of 1966, and talked about the prospects for the balance of the year. Questions from stockholders in attendance at the meeting contributed to a broad scale discussion of many phases of Snap- on's world-wide operations. Consolidated net sales of $41,700,000 for 1965 were 12% above 1964. Consolidated net earnings of $3,799,000 were also 12% above 1964 net earnings. In both sales and earnings, 1965 was a new peak year, President Cain pointed out. For the first quarter of 1966, sales of $10,979,000 were up 8.7% over the comparable quarter of 1965. Earnings for the first quarter of $1,038,923 (67 cents per share) exceeded the comparable quarter of 1965 (57 cents per share) by 16%. The stockholders re-elected nine incumbent directors. They are; Victor M. Cain, Theodore N. Glenn, Robert L. Grover, Ferdinand T. Hinrichs, Joseph Johnson, William C. Nemitz, Rogers Palmer, William A. Seidemann and Newton E. Tarble. The Board of Directors, at the annual organizational meeting which followed the stockholders meeting, made some changes in assignment among the company's executive personnel. Robert L. Grover was elected president, succeeding Victor M. Cain. Mr. Cain was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer, a newly- created officer post. Other officers were re-elected to the positions which they had previously occupied. Kermit N. Caves was named secretary. Mr. Grover, age 55, the newly* elected president, was graduated from Northwestern University in 1931 and from Northwestern University Law School in 1934. He joined Snap-on in 1942 as a resident attorney, after eight yearsof law practice with a leading Chicago law firm. Expect Large Crowd For New Home Opening Here An open house here at the brand new, spacious home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Tietz, 210 East Oak street, this Saturday and Sunday, April 30 - May 1, is expected to attract hundreds of area families. The Blue Star Home will be open to the public from 1 to 9 p. m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p. m. Sunday. Mr. Tletz, well-known area builder, is the general contractor on the project, and there are seven other associate contractors who also played a major role in the completion and furnishing of the home. They are Algona Floor Service, Algona Plumbing and Heating, Elmore Nursery, K & W. Decorators, North Central Public Service Co., Read's Furniture and Carpeting and Watson Interiors and United Building Center. The home has more than 3,000 square feet of usable space, and besides all of its beautiful interior trimmings also features two large outside patio or sun deck areas adjoining. The general public is being invited to attend the 2-day open house in a special supplement in this issue of the Upper Des Moines, plus tie-in ads from each of the contractors involved in the second section of this newspaper. Oscar Johnson, Wesley, Dies; Funeral Held WESLEY - Funeral services were held in the Evangelical Free church Tuesday at 2 p. m. for Oscar Johnson, 70, who died April 23 in the Britt hospital just 20 days after the death of his wife, Dora Tetus Johnson. Rev. Swenson of Britt officiated. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery with Boughton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Lester Larson, Henry Pommer, Dennis Haverly, Forrest Eckles, Geo. Seaberg and Henry Weiland. Mr. Johnson was born March 17, 1896 to Christian and Hannah Anderson Johnson at Wesley. Except for a few years, when they lived in Britt where he was in the trucking business, they have farmed near Wesley. Mr. Johnson's survivors Include two sons, Ivan and Bob, and one daughter, Mrs. (Mildred) Raymond Carlson and 8 grandchildren, all of the Wesley vicinity, one sister, Mrs. Ida Funnemark of Zumbrota, Minn., and two brothers, Carl Johnson of Faribault, Minn., and Ole Johnson of Pine Island, Minn. His parents died when he was three years old and he went to Dennlson, Minn, where he lived with relatives. 3rd Ward School Held Open House The Third Ward school held open house Wednesday evening, April 20, from 7:30 to 9:00. The school children accompanied their parents and showed their work. The enrollment is 85 pupils with 69 families represented, and 64 families attended. Teachers are Mrs. Jean Lemmon, kindergarten; Miss Wilhelmina Harms, first grade; Mrs. June Krull, second grade; and Miss Hattie Wilson, elementary coordinator and principal. The room parents served the refreshments. They are as follows: Robert Diekmanns, chairmen; Loren Johnsons, Everett Broesders, Clint GodrJens, James Dodds', Robert Dodds', Earl Loss', Gerald Haas', Don Camenischs, and Les Wildins. Syldaria Haupert Of Bancroft Dies Miss Syldaria Haupert of Bancroft succumbed at St. Ann hospital in Algona, Tuesday afternoon. She was in her sixties, and a victim of cancer. Funeral services are pending at Garry Funeral Home in Bancroft, but tentatively had been set for Saturday at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft. Her parents preceded her. in death, but she is survived by a number of brothers and sisters in the Bancroft area. Plan Sunday Program For loyalty Day' Kossuth County veterans organizations and their auxiliaries are sponsoring a "Loyalty Day" observance at the Kossuth fairgrounds this Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m. There will be a parade In front of the grandstand with Kossuth V. F. W. and Legion posts and their auxiliaries, the State of Iowa Honor Guard, and the Algona higOi school band and the Garrigan band participating. Earl Berg, Swea City, junior vice commander of the V. F. W. department of Iowa will be the speaker. This observance is the answer of the Free West to the May Day celebrations of the communist countries. It has been observed nationally since 1958, when President Eisenhower signed a bill making it a national observance. It is the hope of the veterans organizations for a large attendance by the public at the fairgrounds. Goods Picked Up On the afternoon of April 23, the Boy Scouts of Algona, Troop 70 and 71, performed their annual good turn for Good Will Industries. 30 Scouts together with the help of 9 trucks and their drivers picked up 16 truck loads of material for the handicapped. In case any one has more to give, there is a collection box located south of the Home Federal Building on the Methodist church property. April 22, junior leaders of troop 70 were color guards at the Rotary convention at Garrigan gyrn. David Riley, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, Tom Laing, Senior Patrol Leader, Duane Hunt and David Beisell, Patrol Leader. Measles Inoculation Measles immunizations will be administered for a nominal fee at the LuVerne Community school, May 18th. All preschool children are welcome to participate . Notify the school before May 4th, so that sufficient vaccine may be ordered. On Task Force Three area residents have been named on Congressman Stanley Greigg 1 s Task Force on Community Development. They are Pat Montag and Bill Finn of Algona, and Dr. John Lesiak of Titonka. All problems of con> munity development concerning the 6th district will be studied by the task force. Bulldogs Lose Algona high dropped a 153^174 decision to Humboldt in golf there Monday as Don Hagen and Brad Kraft shot 41's. The loss was the second straight for the locals. The Algona junior varsity chalked up a 191-195 win the same day. The Bull* dogs hosted Emmetsburg here Wednesday. Algona Youth On Patrol; Shot Enters, Exits Tuesday, April 26, was Bill Kern's birthday. He spent it in a hospital in Viet Nam, after being wounded by a sniper's bullet the night of April 19, while on patrol. He becomes the first casualty of the conflict in Southeast Asia strictly from Algona. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kern of South Phillips St. In a letter received Monday by his folks, and written last Friday, he tells of what happened. He was on patrol when about 7:30 p. m. the evening of April 19, he was struck by a sniper's bullet, which entered his left side and came out his right side. He said he was flown by hell- copter to a hospital not Identified, and would be hospitalized four or five weeks. "Don't worry, I'll be all right," he concluded. WM. F. KERN Bill entered the army in September of 1965. He was assigned to the infantry. In January, as a member of the 2nd Brigade Task Force, he was sent to Viet Nam, and eventually stationed somewhere north of Saigon. It was from this location that his unit was on patrol. His folks feel that the fact that three days after be'ing wounded he was able to write them is a good sign of recovery, and also that there has been no official word from the military service regarding his injury. His writing indicated he was doing it from a hospital bed, but still able to do it. Philip Carman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Garman, now of Algona, was wounded in Viet Nam several months back, and released from service in February. He is now working in Belmond. The family originally lived in Corwith. Ray Kohlhaas Golden Wedding May 1, St. Joe Mr, and Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas of St. Joe, will observe their silver wedding anniversary Sunday, May 1, with an open house sponsored by their children at the farm home of the Raymond Kohlhaas' from 2 to 4 p. m. and from 7 to 9 p. m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Invitations will not be sent and gifts are not requested. Mr. and Mrs. Kohlhaas were married April 29, 1941, in St. Joseph's Catholic church, St. Joe, by Msgr. George J. Theobald, now of Spirit Lake, Both are life-long residents of St, Joe. Mrs. Kohlhaas is the former Amanda Thul, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thul, and Mr. Kohlhaas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. K. L, Kohlhaas, They have two daughters, Mrs. Pean Dodds of Algona, and Marian at home; three sons, Howard, Marvin and Allen, all at home; and two grandchildren, Pebble , and Murl Dodds.