The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 5, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 5, 1966
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Clear Pictures - Mere News - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Mr. and Mrs. E. S. (Duke) Klnsey of Algona are planning on moving to Florida in June to make their permanent home in a new condominium at North Palm Beach. A condominium is an interesting new form of housing in which you own your own apartment within a motel- like structure. This particular one overlooks the Inner Coastal Waterway on one side, and Lake Worth on the other. They will be a four-minute drive from Duke's brother, Lloyd. While we hate to lose long-time residents, their new location and living plan sounds unique and interesting. Duke says the apartments are all air-conditioned and heated, the central court has a swimming pool and recreation area, and you can fish from the marina adjacent to the Condominium .... it will be quite different from the early baseball- playing days of the ex-county auditor here, but an interesting new way of life, too. One of the Kinsey sons, Bob, is now a captain flying Continental Airline planes; another, Phil, is in Saigon. Mrs. Faris Miner of Algona is a daughter. * * * • If you don't believe in the power of a "woman scorned" look what happened to a councilman in st. Paul. After 30 years in office, he got into a tangle with a housewife over some property matter which hit the front pages. He ran last in a field of 10. * * * Scouts tell us that the ice is ready to go out of Leech Lake, Minn, this week .... there are 45 million camping families in the U. S. A, and still we keep the city dump at our front door instead of replacing it with a nicely wooded tourist-camper spot inviting an overnight stop... we congratulate the boys at Fort Madison on formation of a chapter of the JayCees, but how will they ever get to conventions? * * * Mark Insko, long-time St. Joe . area resident, was in the office last week and along with renewing his subscription told of some of the developments in harness racing the past few years. Mark developed a string of harness horses at St. Joe that became so good, as his own sons developed into drivers, that the family has now moved to an Illinois farm comparatively near to the Chicago area harness tracks. The big harness tracks have glass-enclosed grandstands, and pari-mutual wagering runs in high gear. There are two Insko sons, Delbert and Delmar, each an outstanding harness driver like their father. One has been racing in the eastern circuit, the other in the Chicago area. Each with a surname starting with a "D" results in a little confusion at times, but it keeps the Insko name in the forefront, as each can usually be counted on to be among those placing in races. The Inskos now have about 70 horses on their Illinois spread. * * * For Gerald Frank! and Kyle Keith, and Everett Hanna and Alfred Schenck, reading the story of the Peruvian plane that went down between Lima and Cuzco in the Andes-Mountains was of more than casual interest. Each of the four made this same flight in tours of South America. A crew of six and 43 passengers were lost in the crash. * * * Titonka youngsters, and oldsters, too, can look forward to cooling dips in a community swimming pool this summer if plans progress for a projected community pool to cost about $18,000. Of that sum, $15,000 had been raised by solicitation last week, not a bad total in community effort. * * * If advertisers think THEIR costs are high, what about the charges for T-V advertising on national networks offering sporting events such as baseball, foot* ball, prize fights, etc. The cost is only $75,000 a MINUTE, you have to sell a lot of soap, razor blades, or body deodorant to get that back, we surmise. * * * Famous Last Line » I've got the real solution for making every car safe; take off the wheels. ESTABLISHED 116$ Entered as second rla?s matter at the postofflcc at A!cr.'-..i. T ".\;i (S0511). Nov. I. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. I87D AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1966 18 Page* - 2 Sections VOL. 101 NO. 35 Propose 2 Million $ High School Expect Bond Issue Vote On I- 1 2 Millions A proposition to construct a new high school in Algona, subject to approval of voters at a forthcoming bond issue, was presented Tuesday evening at a meeting of the Algona Board of Education and local school officials. As presented by architect Clifford M. Prall, the proposed structure would cost an estimated, with architect's fees, just under two million dollars. Bonding capacity of the school district was given as $1,500,000. Participating in the discussion in addition to the architect were • Supt. 0. B. Laing, and Elgin Allen and Glenn Chally of the school faculty. Included in the program was some expansion of the Bertha Godrey school. The proposed high school would cost about $15 per square foot. The proposed school would have a student capacity of 600. Present enrollment is 460. Proposed is a 4-year school, to be located on the new site in the southeast area of Algona. According to architect Prall, 4 to 6 rooms could be added easily when there is an increase in enrollment or a need arises. The meeting lasted five hours. Proposed was a "little theatre" with a seating capacity of 500. Floor space in the proposed new gymnasium would be 10,000 square feet, which could be divided into two parts. In addition, proposed is a 5,000 square foot balcony. Seats in the balcony would be telescopic and would be moved forward when not in use. The library was described as one of the most important parts in the school. In addition to the reading area, closed booths for individual study are proposed. Also suggested are listening and viewing areas, which would be private, and a conference room, in which 8 to 10 students could work together on a project. The Audio-visual department would work in conjunction with the library staff. A study hallis proposed, which would seat 55 to 60 students. A cafeteria was suggested, with the dining area to seat 250 students. - Rather than place the locker sin the walls, islands placed in separate small rooms, for locker facilities, are proposed. About 200 square feet is proposed for the administration area. The present high school building would be used for the "Middle School" and would house 6, 7, and 8th grades, with approximately 450 students. Placing the 6th grade there would relieve the elementary pressure. The Annex would still be used for shop, part of the music program, and the lunch-room. Chally proposed that the science in Junior high school be increased to one year a^dthat exploratory science be extended. A Citizens' Committee will soon be named, with an opportunity for it to study all of the proposals. VVith an election in November, construction would possibly be started in April 19G7, with the new school to be in use hopefully by September, 1969. The board authorized that teaching contracts be offered to William Langman of Knoxville for senior high English, at $6,343; Henry Lunde of Osage for intermediate at $5,684; Mary Mylan of Remsen for kindergarten (she has an MA degree and 5 years of experience) at $6,586. Approved was the release of contract requested by John Stephens. Also approved was a contract revision for Keith Christie, for head football coaching, from $7,673 to $8,023. Authorized was a contract for bus barn rental for next year, in addition to the presently used building, at $12.50 a month. The next meeting will take place May 23. Jos. E. Doughan Burial Here On Tuesday Services were held Tuesday morning at St. Wenceslaus Catholic church at Duncan for Joe Doughan, 58, widely-known Hancock county farmer. Rt. Rev. Monsignor W. C. Hradecky offered the requiem mass. Interment took place at Calvary ceme- "tery at Algona."Boughton Funeral Home, Britt, was in charge of services. Joseph Earl Doughan, son of Frank P. and Ellen E. Lyons- Doughan was born near Britt, January 10, 1908. His education was received in Boone township schools and Britt high school where he was a graduate. On Feb. 24, 1936 he was united in marriage t9 Isabelle Noreen Baylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Baylor of Algona, at St. Cecelia's church at Algona. The couple established their home on a farm near Titonka. The home was blessed with three daughters and one son, Patricia A.; Richard J.; Elizabeth L.; and Cara. On June 3, 1947, the family circle was broken when Mrs. Doughan passed away. Mr. Doughan continued farming and reared his family at their home near Titonka, then in 1956 moved to his farm near Hayfield. Last Saturday while hauling a load of beans behind a tractor in the town of Hayfield he suffered a heart attack and death came suddenly. He is survived by his children, Mrs. Marvin (Patricia) Berger, Allison, Iowa; Mrs. Roy G. (Elizabeth) Hillis, Green, la.; Richard J., Des Moines; and Mrs. Jon C. (Cara) Ebersole, Toledo, la.; five grandchildren, three brothers, Elmer and Vincent at Wesley; Raymond, Britt, and Mrs. Victor (Viola) Loebig, Wesley. $25,000 Loss In Farm Fire Crib, 3000 Bu. Corn, Combine, Buildings Lost Mock Murder Trial Ends In Hung Jury As 450 Seniors Observe Law Day Local Group Applies For A Centralized Signal T-V Four local businessmen have announced the formation of a new company to improve home television reception in Algona. The firm known as Community T. V. Tower Company asks fof a municipal election for the granting of a franchise to install and operate a signal receiving and distributing system. After presenting the election petitions to city officials and following the official notice publication of the franchise election, a vote will be conducted next month in Algona, The four men forming the company are: Gordon L. Winkel, County Attorney; C. W. Coun, Security State Bank; George Allen, KLGA radio; and Eugene Faulstich, Electronic Specialties. It was pointed out in the announcement, that while the franchise will be granted by the city, the company would also be operating under new rules announced in March by the Federal Communications Commission. This is the same government agency that supervises radio, television and shortwave broadcasting and also interstate telephone companies. It is expected, that the new company will be able to offer residents, on a subscription basis, improved reception of at least 5 or 6 channels, representing all three networks. Sufficient antenna height will enable the firm to present "Metropolitan Quality Reception" on a year*round basis. The service would be on a voluntary basis and that those wishing to receive the signals with their present antennas could continue to do so without any change in their reception. Ed Eichler, 56, Humboldt, Dies Edward L. Eichler, 56, well- known in Kossuth county as district sales manager of DeKalb Agricultural Ass'n, succumbed early Monday morning at Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge to a heart attack. His home was in Humboldt. Mr. Eichler had been one of the directors of the Corn & Soybean Clinic held here the past several years. Funeral services were held in Humboldt, Wednesday. His wife and four children survive, Pickup Wrecked, Man Luckily Only Bruised A Clarion man, William D. Humphreys, 27, narrowly escaped serious injury when the pickup truck lie was driving slammed off a blacktop road 11/2 miles south of Sexton at 7:30p. m. Tuesday. He sustained a bruised upper lip and left arm, which did not require hospitalization. He was headed south at the time. He dropped a lighted cigarette on the floor of the vehicle, and while .attempting to pick it up, the machine dropped off the edge of the highway. He was unable to pull it back on the road and the pickup struck a driveway at the farm of Robert Eischen, and flipped on its side on the lawn. Two 55 gallon drums of oil and two engines, being hauled in the back of the truck, were flipped out, with one of the drums smashing a coaster wagon nearby. The pickup was considered a total loss. Sod was also torn up. A seat belt was credited with preventing more serious injuries to the driver by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Mayor's Court Four persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court here following preliminary hearings of traffic charges. They were Brocke Laws, Algona, $10, failing to yield the right-of-wa^ James M. Muller, Algona, $10, speeding; David R. Walker, Algona, $5, improper backing; and Lucille Dorweiler, Algona, $5 improper left turn. Court costs were assessed Part of the crowd of nearly 450 area high school students is shown during the mock trial held Monday in the Algona high school auditorium. The proceedings were part of the annual Law Day sponsored by the Kossuth County Bar Association and County Superintendent of Schools, Al Quintard. The mock trial was based on an actual murder case which took place in Texas. Students from Algona high, Garrigan, Burt, Lakota, Ledyard, LuVerne, St. John's of Bancroft, Sentral and Swea City (Fairly exclusive picture by Pete Poundstone) Appoint Committees The board of directors of the United Fund here held a meeting April 28 at the Druggists Mutual building and appointed the following committees: Budget-Irving (Pudge) Miller, chairman, Bertha Sundet, Harry Greenberg, Charlotte Nash, Jack Chrischillesand Thelma Tschetter; campaign L. L. Riter, chairman, DuWayne Klein, Fred Diekmann, Dick Ringsdorf, Elgin Allen, Jim Geelan, Delia Welter and Jack Limbaugh; publicity- Lois Allen, Inez Wolfe and Sharon Cowan. Name Kirk Hayes Kirk Hayes was named as a director of the Algona Industrial Development Corp. this week, to replace Don Gant who is moving to Wisconsin. A directors meek- ing was held Tuesday morning and a general stockholders ' luncheon Wednesday noon. With Judge Joseph P. Hand of Emmetsburg presiding, local attorneys and officials treated visiting high school students to an interesting and realistic mock murder trial Monday in the high school auditorium, in observance of the annual "Law Day." Dennis Holmes, a teacher in the LuVerne school system, was given the "honor" of portraying the accused murderer. He was represented by H. J. McNertney and L. W. Nitchals. Acting as prosecutors were R.G. Buchanan and W. B. MacDonald. Testifying as witnesses were Sheriff Ralph Undhorst, H. F. Fristedt, H. W. Miller, PatKrapp and Shirley Schenck. David Cowan, Algona high school senior, served as foreman of the selected student jury. A hung jury resulted after much deliberation, voting "guilty" 10-2. At last reports, defendant Holmes has returned to teaching with an eased conscience. Between $20,000 and $25,000 loss resulted Monday, in a fire which started on the Lamont Wellendorf farm, six miles southwest of Algona, shortly before noon, Monday. Sparks from a trash burner are believed to have caused the lire. A fairly strong wind was blowing at the time. Wellendorf was in the field at the time the fire was discovered by Mrs. Verna Wellendorf, Lamont' s mother, who called the Algona fire department, as Lamont was hurrying his tractor toward the house after seeing the smoke. Neighbors, also seeing the smoke, hurried to assist. By attaching a hose to the farm's water supply system, Wellendorf was able to wet down the side of the home nearest the fire and keep it from igniting until firemen arrived, and about the same time the wind switched from due north to northwest, driving the heat and sparks between the house and the barn, but then endangering the main barn, as shown in the adjacent picture. Lost were a large corn crib and between 2,500 and 3,000 bushels of ear corn, two other smaller buildings, a combine only a year old, and some other smaller equipment and tools nearby. Algona firemen responded immediately to the call and made several trips for more water. They estimated that over 2,000 gallons of water was thrown on the fire and especially the nearby barn, which began to steam and scorch after the wind shifted, but which was kept from possible loss by a constant play of water on its sides. Lamont said he had just shelled out about 1,500 bushels of the corn last week, or the loss might have been greater. He said there was insurance onthe_place. Mrs. Lamont Wellendorf was not at home as she is attending a cosmetology school in Mason City. (UDM Newsfoto) 230 At L.L.L. Meeting Held At LuVerne FENTON - The fall rally of the Lutheran Layman's League was held at LuVerne, Sunday, with a banquet supper at 6:30. Opening devotions were led by Pastor Miller, LuVerne. The business meeting was called to order by the zone president, James Meyer, Fenton. A welcome was given by LuVerne and a response and invitation to the spring rally by West Bend. Dr. Bunge, district representative, gave a welcoming speech for Lotts Creek which became a new member of the LLL this year. Roll call was held and found a record crowd of 230 in attendance. Tickets for the district convention banquet to be held at the Walther League camp were distributed. Reports were given by zone membership chairman, Wilbur Roeber, Whittemore, and zone Lutheran hour chairman, Mr. Koester. A rewriting in the constitution was voted on and accepted by the group. Election of officers was held as follows: vice president, Ronald Meyer of West Bend and treasurer, Wilbur Ruhnke of Al- entitled gona. Tne program "Orphans No Longer" Rev. Couch of Whjtterapre then installed the new pjftcerg ana Rev. Miller closed the evening with devotions.

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