The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 10, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 10, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE*WEEK" Tabloid . . .. ALGONA ' . 12 Tabloid tag* VOL. 101 NO. 36 .... Rites Today For Titonka Mrs. Myrtle Ringsdorf, 88, a lifelong resident of Kossuth county, succumbed last Saturday morning at the Britt hospital. A native of Bancroft, the former Myrtie Inman, she had lived all of her married life at Titonka. She was married to Frank Ringsdorf, July 24, 1907. One son survives here, Robert of Titonka, a brother, Hale Inman of Aberdeen, S. D., and two sisters, Mrs. A. A. Howe of Ft. Dodge, and Mrs. Joe Cogley of Algona. Funeral services are to be held Tuesday afternoon, May 10, at the Titonka Methodist church, with Rev. Paul Hanson officiating, with burial in the Buffalo Twp. cemetery. Garry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Civil Defense Meeting At Burt Tuesday At the last regular meeting of the Kossuth County Municipal League, it was suggested that Mr. Stiles, , Director of Civil Defense, be invited to attend a special meeting of this organization. Mayor Finn, Algona, chairman of this League, has arranged a meeting for May 10 in the town hall at Burt at 7:30 p. m. Mr. Stiles will be present to give information and answer questions about Civil Defense. Minor Mishap Trucks driven by Gifford G. Caldwell, 42, Omaha, and Edward T. McGuire, 21, Ottosen, collided on the bridge, one-half mile south of Algona on highway 169 at 8:45 a. m. Friday, resulting in an estimated $200 damage to each vehicle. -The Caldwell machine was hit from the rear as both trucks were headed south. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated. Lulu Samson Ex-Algonan, Dies In Florida Mrs. Victor C. Samson (Lulu) died suddenly Saturday afternoon at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she and her husband have lived for the past twelve years. Funeral services were held there Monday afternoon at the First Lutheran church, with graveside rites to be held at Algona, Riverview cemetery, late Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Samson is the former Lulu Huenhold, sister of Al Huenhold. She had lived in Florida since 1954. Sheriff Warns Farm Thefts On Increase Thefts were .reported by two area farmers to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst here during the past week. A tractor radio was stolen from a tractor owned 'by Joe Mergen 6 1/2 miles east of Algona on McGregor road during the night of May 4. The radio, valued at $65, was taken from the machine, which was parked at the 'end of a field and left overnight. Removal of a couple of bolts allowed the thieves to take it. Ed Smith, who farms near Burt, reported to the sheriff that a hydraulic Cylinder had been stolen off his combine within the past month. The machine was parked near^a corn crib on an unoccupied farm. The stolen article is valued at $60. Passes Sunday Adolph Larson, 88, resident of the county home here, died Sunday at St. Ann hospital. He has a sister in North Dakota and a brother in Minnesota, but apparently no other immediate relatives. Funeral rites were pending Monday at McCullough Funeral Chapel here. Poverty Survey Slated For Area Before Funds A survey of poverty needs in Kossuth county was approved, last Wednesday evening, at a * meeting of the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. organization in the courthouse here, but the same group vetoed any move to expand the allocated $60,000 for immediate projects. The trouble with the latter allocation is that applications had to be filed by May 15. The survey came in a different category and a specific allocation of funds for that had already been made. The advisory committee, of which Rev, Newton Coughenour is county chair man, beard a number of suggestions from the floor on possible future projects with federal funds. This, however, will now " await results of the survey to determine what needs, if any, might seem feasible. Other officials of the Economic Opportunity group present included M. Peter Hart of Emmetsburg, four-county director, and Gary McDonald of Algona, president of the four-county unit. The survey, 'to establish what area needs there might be, is expected to be completed by Sept. 1, Rev, Coughenour said. The survey should get underway shortly after May. 15. Canvassers will have a preliminary training program. Nine canvassers will do the work, They have not as yet been selected. Suggest Contract System School Bus Pupils For Over 200 Al Demo County Convention Two hundred or more delegates and alternates, a surprisingly large turnout in view of farm field work, attended the Kossuth county Democratic convention, Friday evening at the V. F. W. hall in Algona, selected 28 delegates to the state convention, and adopted an interesting set of resolutions. Congressman Stanley Greigg was the keynote convention speaker. He flew from Washington to Sioux City, Friday afternoon, then drove to Algona for the evening meeting and drove back to Sioux City afterward. Among the resolutions adopted by the convention was one recommending that school bus service be placed on a con- tractural basis and let to a successful private contract bidder meeting safety and equipment requirements, who would be able to handle all pupils attending accredited schools. Several of the resolutions proposed brought forth some interesting discussion. The resolutions were adopted by precinct caucuses and presented to the county convention for consideration. Among other . resolutions adopted: That any man should have the right to work. That in future tax revisions programs, more emphasis should be placed on land valuations and less on improvements. That drainage laws need revision. That river pollution should be cleaned up. That the narrow bridges on U. S. 169 between Algona and the Humboldt county line should be replaced with wider spans. .That state highway 44 between Whittemore and Armstrong needs some effective, permanent repair or rebuilding. That the Federal government should provide better explanations of the Economic Opportunity Act which is not always clear to the public as to intent and purpose of funds allocated. That there be a closed season on pheasants for one year. In discussion on the matter of contractual school bus operation, it was pointed out that this method is being successfully used in many Minnesota communities and at a lower per-pupil hauling cost than is the case with various individual school-operated systems. Under the contractural system, parents of students pay directly for the transportation of their children without, any tax levy involved for transportation costs, making it a Mr, impartial and open method of transporting DICK COSGROVE Richard Cosgrove of Titonka announced Friday evening at the county Democratic convention in Algona that he would be candidate for the party nomination as Kossuth county supervisor from the third district. The post is currently held by John Rode of Titonka, a Republican, who has said he is not a candidate for re-election. •*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*»*•*•"•*•*•"•*•"•***•*•*«*•* •••••••••••••••••. • * •"-••*•***-*-••"••-••••••*••••••••••••»•,• ••*•**•»• J*« m I*I*I"J*I»***«*»*«*«""" the youngsters without regard to what school they attend so long as it is accredited. Congressman Greigg, on his 18th trip back to his own district since taking office in 1965, pointed to a substantial increase in farm income in the past year and predicted a billion dollar boost in rural income for 1966. He pointed out that Secretary of Agriculture Freeman's predecessor left office with staggering farm surpluses, which are now reduced to manageable size, enough but not too much. He said that only 50 of the 435 .members of Congress are from rural areas, and as a result farm legislation faces much different problems that it did a decade ago; Commenting on the various aspects of the anti-poverty program, he summarized it by saying that the major goal of the programs was to "make taxpayers of tax -eaters" by improving their chances to make a fair living. State Senator Don Murray of Bancroft spoke briefly on several matters involving state affairs. The convention gave 'solid support to the Johnson- Hughes administrations, and to the announced candidates for county offices in the fall elections, County Attorney Gordon Winkel, County Treasurer Rosella Voigt, County Recorder Clara Walker, and Mancil Hurlburt of Swea City, candidate for state representative. .Joseph Straub was re-elected county chairman and Ruth Hurlburt of Swea City, county committeewoman. Mrs. La von Lindhorst was renamed secretary, and Alma Pearson was elected as county treasurer to succeed Lawrence Winkel, who asked to be relived of his duties after serving many years. He received a round of applause for his past service. The state convention delegates elected were as follows: Joseph J. Straub, Algona; Rutli Hurlburt, Swea City; Raymond E. Steven, Corwith; Kenneth Roethler, Algona; Ray Hertzke, Lakota; Donald W. Murray, Bancroft; M. Joseph Bradley, Algona; Miiry Gengler, Whittemore ; Lester Fuchsen, Whittemore ; Ervin Klinksiek, Ledyard; Pat Bradley, Burt; and Dr. Dan Bray, Algona. Helen Foley, Whittemore; Kathleen McEnroe, Algona; Alfred Schenck, Algona; Joseph D. Bradley, Jr., Algona; Mancil Hurlburt, Swea City; Mary Straub, Algona; Gordon Winkel, Algona; Leonard Larson, Armstrong; Flora Bradley, Ban- corft; Marie Penton, Algona; Leona Sinnwell, Bode; David Kollasch, Bancroft; Imelda Engesser, Algona; Wilbur Merriam, LuVerne; Berl Priebe, Algona; and Lavon Lindhorst, Algona. Alternates named were Russ Waller, Algona; Kenneth Patterson, Swea City; Leo Nurre, Whittemore; Joe Goetz, Wesley; W. L. Reynolds, Swea City; Vincent Miller, Lakota; Helen Daley, LuVerne; and Richard O'Green, Swea City. Nellie Lupin Funeral Held At Bancroft Mrs. Nellie Lupin, 85, Bancroft, died at 2 a. m. May 3 at St. Ann hospital in Algona where she had. been a patient about a week. She suffered from a heart ailment and had made her home the past few years with Mrs. Mary Stauder,. Bancroft. Mrs. Lupin was born Nov. 5, 1880, at National, la. When she was 12 she came to the Burt area with her parents. She received her education there. Dec. 24, 1895 she married Florian Bartlett. In 1924 she was married to Frank Lupin who died in 1945. Survivors are two children, Rial Bartlett of Dike, and Mrs. Cisco Gara of Citrus Heights, Calif, A brother and two sisters also survive, including Mrs. Leona Baker and Mrs. Hattie Schmidt, both of Algona. Mrs. Bonnie Hoptry of Carmichael, Calif., a granddaughter, was raised by Mrs. Lupin. Funeral services for the family were held at 1:30 p. m. Friday at Garry Funeral Home in Bancroft with public services at 2 p, m. at the First Baptist church, Bain croft, the Rev, A, W. Nelson officiating. Burial was at Township cemetery.

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