The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 12, 1966 · Page 1
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BY RUSS WALLER Even the cold wave and slight snow of Tuesday night in this area will not stop the real fishermen from their quest pf a catch . , . and if they are patient they may be able to catch some good walleyes in the Des Moines River. Monday, Bill Easier, area state conservation officer, supervised the dumping of 250,000 walleye frys into the river between Algona and Burt. A week ago a half million northern fry were placed in the river. The walleyes came from the Spirit Lake hatchery. Basler says that about 2 percent of the fry grow to adulthood, which would mean eventually about 5,000 catchable walleyes in the river. * * # A note from Jim Schneider, now a resort owner at Cross Lake, Minn., that he has been out scouting the lake chain on which he is located to find the best fishing spots. * * * Timothy Boekelman, Algona student at Garrigan, scored 115 out of a possible 120 in a nationwide Latin test, according to word just received, and won a bronze medal and achievement certificate for his exam. As a long-ago one semester student in a Latin class, all we can say to Tim is "well done." * * * Other high scores we're turned in by Bonita Dahlhauser, Darrell Lentsch, Mary Becker, Mary Ann Eischen, Ruth Neppl and Janice Thul, with a number of Honorable Mentions, also. * * * Reports are that Dale Teeter, Algona high athletic star, is headed for Drake University on an athletic scholarship in basketball. * * * Viet Nam is generating some oldtime political debate in the environs of Washington and the halls of Congress, and even some of the also-ran politicians are coming out of the woodwork to get in on the verbal barrage, with Senator Wm. Fulbright as their chief target. Senator Fulbright may not be always right, but he certainly set the nation to thinking about its involvement and what the future may hold. A Senator is elected by the people of his state, and is expected to speak his mind, not to be a stooge without a brain. If the folks in his state disagree with him, they will probably not re-elect him, and it is entirely their decision, For also-rans to demand that he "resign" because he doesn't happen to be on the current war-fever band wagon is a long way from the basic concepts of a democracy, and smells more like a dictatorship. Every man is entitled to his view point. * * * One local merchant, wise in the ways of sizes in men's apparel, doesn't do so good when it comes to women's wear. He bought his wife a-slip, recently, only to discover that it was two sizes too big ... his wife told him that "even Paul McBride couldn't get in it, and Paul is about six feet, five inches. * * * We note with interest where it is suggested that icebergs be towed down from Alaska to melt in the Los Angeles vicinity, thus ' helping to alleviate a water shortage ... well, we're already engaged in activities that are a • lot more "far out." * * * For example, we are spending $160 million a year in federal funds to prepare statistics . ,. which eventually wind up in filing cases in remote warehouses * so remote feat if anypne really wanted to find anything it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack, But it keeps people busy! Wesfeycrns See Sfrange Flying Object WESLEY - Good, reliable citizens of Wesley declare upon their honor that on last Friday evening they saw in the heavens what they supposed to be an airship. It was traveling in a northwesterly direction. It had the appearance of a cone in shape with windows in the side through which shone bright lights and did not travel as fast as meteors. They were not able to see in what manner the ship was propelled or what sustained it in the air. This probably is the same mysterious airship that has been seen at various points of the Mississippi valley during the past month. The Register had a special a few days ago noting the passage of such a craft over southern Iowa. The mysterious object that has been seen at various points was also reported in a story in the Chicago Inter-Ocean. When first sighted it did not have the appearance of being more than a few hundred feet above the earth. As it came closer it appeared to rise. It traveled quite slowly at times, and again would move quite fast. Where available glasses of all kinds were used to try and discover if possible the outlines of the strange ship by Wesley folks, but all in vain. Some had the idea that they could hear a noise coming from the ship. Some went so far as td say that it was human voices, while others thought it was the sound of machinery. It has not taken a close reader of current scientific periodicals to note that there is a great deal of activity among inventors in the line of practical aerial navigation, and that the old notion is wrong that man is by laws of nature not to be circumvented or confined strictly to the surface of the globe. A few months ago it was given out from California that complete success had at least been attained, and a practical air vessel set afloat in the upper atmosphere. So it is entirely possible that the brief glimpses, such as the Wesley people have had , are practicable. (The foregoing story discovered by Harlan Blanchard of Lone Rock, from a yellowed page of the old Algona Republican, dated April 7, 1897. The Algona Republican and Upper Des Moines were later consolidated) Clear Pictures - Mort New* - Biggtit Circulation ®e£ Jfloine* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at AlRona, Iowa (50511), Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congren of March 3, 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1966 16 Poge» — 2 Section* VOL. 101 NO. 37 Burl-Lone Rock Reminder Sold To Upper Des Moines Sale of the Burt-Lone Rock Reminder by Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lockwood of Burt to the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. of Algona was announced this week. The Lockwoods have published the Reminder in the Burt-Lone Rock area for the past 10 years. The same complete coverage of the area will continue with the Burt-Lone Rock content to be included in special pages in the Upper Des Moines in future Thursday issues. The Burt-Lone Rock pages will be handled by Dennis Waller of the Upper Des Moines staff. News items will continue to be handled by Mrs. Ruby Hinckley of Burt and Mrs. A. A. Krueger of Lone Rock. The special news depository in Burt at the Laundromat building will be continued, also. In his last issue this week, Mr. Lockwood said "we know that Burt and Lone Rock will be provided with the advertising outlet and news media that this area deserves . ... and will continue to provide the area with a complete and even wider advertising circulation." 7 Candidates Enter Race For Supervisor Joseph Schmitt Talk Appeal Of Decision Not At Whittemore To LJSG KoSSUth E.O.A. Funds * * * Famous Last Line we adjourn! I move The Kossuth county. primary'.. race for nominations for supervisor of the third district, which covers, Ramsey, German, Buffalo, Wesley, Prairie and Portland townships, broke open this week. There are three Republicans in the race for their party nomination, and four Democrats. Candidates on the Republican ticket are Wm. L. Rode, Earl Stott and Ted DeBoer Jr., all of Titonka. On the Democratic ticket are John Welhousen, Raymond Baade and Richard Cosgrove, all of Titonka.and Andrew Reising of Wesley. John Rode of Titonka, the incumbent supervisor , is not a candidate for re-election. The third district supervisor race thus promises to be a highlight of the primary election in September for Kossuth county residents. District Court Term Continues Here This Week A district court jury was expected to get the Youngwirth. vs. State Farm Mutual damage case here sometime Wednesday, according to court officials, Judge Joseph Hand is presiding during the current term, and jurors hearing the first matter are Floy Marlow, Bertha Greinert, Herman Tjarks, John Bormann, Laura Becker, Hazel Prieskorn, Ralph Reding, Mary Hamilton, Irene Day, Louis Wehrspann, Shirley Walders and Nancy Morrall. Still on the docket during the May term are six criminal matters, 13 non-jury cases, and 10 jury cases, and it was not known for certain early Wednesday which matter would come before the court next, Seven Couples Get Wedding Licenses Here Seven wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. May.3 * Albert L. Fish, Jr., and Dianne Kuhlmann; and Richard H. Schaffer and Jeri DeWUt. May 5i- James Alyey and Madonna Elbert; and *Wm. T. & Doonell and Judy Vaske. May 6 - Lavoy D. Evers and Judy K. Smith; and Arlan w. Schmitt and Trudy Cook. May 7 - Richard L. Kahler and Delores Krebsbach. Button Up Your Overcoat, It's Spring In Iowa The way the weather in Kossuth county has been this "spring", it might be advisable not to plan a picnic for the Fourth of July it might snow again. All residents were surprised more than a little Wednesday morning when they rolled out of bed and saw the ground covered with the type of.moisture that used to arrive only during the winter months. But, there it was - on May 11. The official weather station here measured about one-third of an inch of a combination of rain and snow during the wee hours Wednesday. The snow followed a trio of not-warm days and a couple of early-morning readings, 26 AVid 27 degrees, which forced furnaces back into action full time. According to weather forecasters, there's more rain and cold weather in store the rest of this week. Here are the readings: H L R/S May 5 86 61 May 6 84 46 May 7 80 50 May 8 54 46 May 9 53 26 May 10 56 27 May 11 - 32 .3 Call Meeting To Talk Softball A meeting has been called for Tuesday evening, May 17, at the Algona city hall, for all persons interested in a night adult recreation program in Algona. The session will start at 7:30 p. m, Organization of a softball league will be the main topic of discussion, the City Recreation committae says, and all interested are cordially invited to attend. Graveside Rites Graveside rites for Mrs. Victor C. Samson, the former Lulu Huenhold, who for the past 12 years has lived at Ft. Lauder* dale, Fla., were held at 4:30 p. m. Wednesday at Riverview cemetery here. Rev. N. M. Coughenour officiated and Me* Cullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Samson died Saturday in Florida. WHITTEMORE - Joseph Schmitt, 82, passed away Monday, May 9, at 11 a. m. at his home in the north part of town. He was up and around at his home when he died suddenly from an heart attack. Joseph Schmitt was the son of Anthony and Theresa Schmitt and was borninWhittemore April 17, 1884. He attended the Whittemore schools and grew to manhood here. For 15 years he was employed with the C. M. St. P. & P. Railroad as break- man, and due to an accident while on duty in the Whittemore yards, he retired from the railroad. On April 30, 1913 he was married to Sadie Higgins. They were the parents of two sons Earl, who owns the Schmitt Hardware here, and Wayne who died in infancy. He is survived by his son-Earf;"three grandsons, two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Wier and Mrs. Laura Brogan of Charles City, and one brother, Anthony of Algona. His wife three brothers, Mike, Frank and Earl and his parents preceded him in death. Funeral services were held in St. Michael's Catholic church Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. with the Rev. Franco officiating. Burial was at the parish cemetery with Hyink Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were J. B. Geelan, George Streit, John Mosbach, Francis Crotty, Elmer Ostwald and Pat Farrell. Former Fenton Dray Operator Passes Here Adolph Larson, 88, Fenton resident for 68 years, died Sunday afternoon at St. Ann hospital here. A retired dray operator at Fenton, he had been a resident of the county home during recent years. Funeral services were pending at Thomas Funeral Home, Fenton, and were expected to be held there today (Thursday). Burial was also slated at Fenton. McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of preliminary arrangements. Born in Norway Nov. 25, 1877, he was a son of Lars Aasvig and nyana Leguem. He came to this country as a young man and never married. He is survived by two sisters, Caroline (Mrs. Nels Olson), Williston, N. D., and Christina (Mrs. Ole Aslakson), in Norway. Fenton Girl Queen, Washington Ball NAMED QUEEN - Miss Roxanne S. Voigt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Voigt, Fenton, was named "Miss NAVFAC 1966" at the seventh annual Coronation Ball of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, where she works as a civilian secretary in Washington, D. C. Miss Voigt, a Band Queen in high school at Fenton, is shown being congratulated by Navy Capt. N. M. Martinson, Deputy Commander for Facilities Management at NAVFAC. The ball was held in Washington's Willard Hotel on April 23. Mayor's Coyrt Mayor Bill Finn levied fines and court costs as the result of driving violations against four persons here this week. They were John Meyers and Terrance L, Wagner, both Algona, $15, speeding; Gary J. Lane, Algona, $10, careless driving; and Dennis N. Wiegand, Burt, $5, no muffler. Slight Damage An estimated $75 damage resulted here at 2:15 p. m. Monday when an auto owned by LeRoy A. Scherer, Algona, rolled from the spot where it was parked in the city parking lot and hit a car owned by Art Odgaard, Algona, which was also parked. City police investigated. Burt Boy Having Rabies Shots, Squirrel Bite BURT - Charles (Chuckle) Gifford, 10-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gifford, Burt, is undergoing a series of anti- rabies shots this week. Chuckle was playing with a group of children at the home of Mrs. Betty Miller when he saw a squirrel that appeared to be someone's pet and picked it up. The squirrel bit Chuckle and then escaped. Because the squirrel could not be found and held to see if it was rabid, Chuckle must now undergo the anti-rabies treatments. it might be well for parents to warn their children not to trust any animal inclined to be friendly as this is the time of the year when cases of rabies most often appear. Jury Denies Buffalo Man's Plea Gordon Winkel, Kossuth county attorney, Wednesday released a statement of findings and a report of the grand jury, dated May 3. Barrie A. Stone of Ogden formerly of Armstrong, requested the grand jury hear his charges of adultery, child neglect and grand larceny. The report read, in part, "Having heard the testimony of Barrie A. Stone and having inspected the evidence presented by the Kossuth County Attorney, and having given the complainant, Barrie A. Stone, an opportunity to produce further witnesses on said charges, finds that there is insufficient evidence on which to return an indictment The report further stated that after thorough inspection of the Kossuth county jail, the presr ent facilities are inadequate Crash; Driver Charged Here Two Buffalo Center residents luckily escaped serious injury and possibly death when their autos collided two miles north and a mile west of there at 5 p. m. Tuesday. Escaping injury were drivers of the vehicles, Norma P. Dudding, 38, and Henry M. Adams, 53. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated charged the former with failing to yield The Dudding station wagon was ' headed south and the Adams auto was headed west at the time. The Adams car was struck broadside and considered a total loss, while an estimated $1,000 damage resulted to the Dudding vehicle. Monday, a car driven by Arthur Kressin, 63, Fenton, struck a hOg owned by pick Kuecker, two miles south and three-fourths of a mile east of Letts Creek. Say JfU Allocation To Go Elsewhere A group of Kosfcuth County residents are reported investigating the possibility of appealing from the recent decision of the Kossuth County Advisory Board for the Economic Opportunity Act which decided by a six to five vote not to use funds currently available to Kossuth County under the Act. The sum was set at $60,000. After a public meeting held in the Courthouse last Wednesday, the Advisory Board turned down two proposed projects, one dealing with special tutoring classes for slow learners in the elementary grades and another which would provide special training for retarded children. It was pointed out that when funds allocated to a county under the Economic Opportunity Act are not used in that county, they do not go back to the federal treasury in Washington. They are' used in some other community that wants them and designs a worthwhile project for their use. Thus the action by the Advisory Board did not result in a tax saving but merely prevented Kossuth County from using its share of federal funds, objectors say. Funds allocated to Kossuth County will not go back to the federal treasury but will be used in some other county. The Regional Office of the Office of Economic Opportunity is in Kansas City and it is presumed that the appeal, if any, will be taken there. About 60 persons attended the Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc., meeting at the court house last Wednesday. Rev. Newton Coughenour, presided. He is chairman of the county unit. Following the public meeting, the advisory board met and voted 6 to 5 to reaffirm a previous decision not to submit programs or ask for any federal funds until a county-wide survey has been completed. In addition to Rev. Coughenour and Mr. McDonald, others on the advisory board include Richard Brown, Elgin Allen, Charles Plathe, A. M. Quintard, Russell Medin, Father Friedmann, Rev. Lorenz, Dr. Joseph Rooney, Wm. F. Steele, Wes Bartlett, Algona; Cecil Thoreson and Mrs. Orpha Briggs, Swea City; Harry Naffziger, LuVerne; Rev. Paul Hansen and Ted Hoover, Jr., Titonka. Among suggestions from the floor for projects, Father Cecil Friedmann, superintendent of Garrigan, asked for tutors in Kossuth County public, parochial and private schools, a project aimed at removal of academic deficiencies of students. Mrs. Raphael Mootag of West Bend also requested remedial reading tutoring. , Rev. Robert Lorenz of Algona proposed a $58,200 program for the retarded children and adults of the county. Suggested were two classes {or school-age children and one class lor preschool students. Two trained persons have been contacted and have expressed an Merest, By decision o| toe advisory board, none of these suggestions were adopted at this time.

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