The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 12, 1966 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 12, 1966
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10-Algona, (la.) Upp«r D«« Molff** thuwdoy, May 12, 1966 Religious Bias Effort In School Vote Falls Flat The Iowa Civil Rights Commission Friday publicly commended voters in the West Bend Community school district for overwhelmingly turning down "an appeal to religious bias." The commission said that it has investigated and confirmed reports that just before a recent school board election, an anonymous note was sent to most non-Catholic voters urging them to vote for Protestants. James Thomas, director of the Civil Rights Commission, said two Catholic incumbents were running for re-election following reorganization of the school district. He reported that the two Catholics, whom he did not name, ran first and second in the election. The commission in a statement, said "this is a good example of an Iowa community rejecting this kind of thing." Members of the commission said they are convinced that, when such attempts to appeal to religious bias are brought to light, they will be rejected by the public. The two "write-in" candidates suggested in the anonymous letters received only 32 votes. , The superintendent's office of the West Bend Community school district said the two Catholic men are John 0. Montag and H. P. Mertz, both of West Bend and both with previous service on the old school board before a change in the district boundaries called for a new election. Along with W. Richard Brown of West Bend they were elected April 26 to terms that will expire in 1968. 26 Graduates At Lakota On May 23 Lakota high school will graduate 26 seniors May 23, 8 p. m. in the Lakota high school auditorium. Dr. Benjamin A. Buck, assistant dean of the School of Education and professor of education at Mankato State College, will be the featured speaker. Baccalaureate exercises will be May 22, 3 p. m. in the auditorium, with Rev. John Reiners speaking. Of the 26 seniors, 10 plan to attend college, four intend to enroll at trade or business schools, three are going to beauty school, three plan to take jobs after graduation, one is entering the service, another is going into nursing and four seniors are undecided. Kathleen Eden, Titonka, Gets le Honor zation. Sessions at the conference which was sponsored by the Bank centered on successful new loan promotion and credit analysis of a farm or ranch operation. The Algona and Forest City Associations which Hutchins manages, are among 90 Associations in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming which make long term Land Bank loans. The Associations serve farmers in Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago Counties and are entirely owned by the borrower-members they serve. OTTOSEN By Mrs. Donald Usher Collegf TITONKA - Kathleen Eden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Eden, junior at Iowa State University, was one of 16 women to be selected for Mortar Board honorary. This is the highest honor which can be given to an I. S. U. co-ed. - o Mr. and Mrs. William Orthel are parents of a son, born April 15, at Hancock Memorial hospital, Britt. He weighted 8 Ibs., 8 oz., and has been named Thomas William. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Studer, Algona, and paternal, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Orthel, Titonka. The Art Loats family of Spencer visited Mother's Day at the parental home, the Geo. Petersons. The Arthur Peterson family were supper guests. Titonka Band Mothers held their last meeting of the school year Monday. Titonka Methodist W. S. C. S. held their annual breakfast Wednesday, followed by the pledge service. Hostesses were Mesdames Win. Amesbury, George Peterson, Roy Budlong, Paul Ferguson, John Isebrand, Wm. Schram, Glenn Larsen and Howard Sparks. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Huber have visited at their daughter's home, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Zwiefel of Austin, Minn., for the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Art Peterson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gingrich and family were dinner guests at the Loyal Gingrich home Sunday. Gene Hutchins At Land Bank Conference Farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming will have more than a billion dollars in loans outstanding in less than 10 years from the Federal Land Bank of Omaha, Eugene H. Hutchins, manager of the Federal Land Bank Associations at Algona and Forest City reported after returning from a two-day conference in Des Moines. Hutchins said the prediction was made by Omaha Land Bank - .President Thomas A, Maxwell, Jr., and was based on the fact that farmers and ranchers continue to need capital funds to enlarge and modernize operations and to increase their efficiency through mechani- Mrs. Caroline Telford is now at the Good Samaritan Home at Pocahontas. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford visited her Wednesday. Edward Zinnel, who had surgery at Palo Alto Memorial hospital at Emmetsburg last Monday, returned home Sunday. The two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Thompson were baptized at the Lutheran church Sunday by Rev. Robert J. LeMont. Sponsors for Harlan Arthur were Eleanor Movick and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hellicksdn. Sponsors for Blaine Alden were Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Jones. These people were all dinner guests at the Thompson home. Other dinner guests were Pastor and Mrs. LeMont and family and Mrs. I. E. Movick. Mr. Thompson's aunt, Mrs. Georgia Barton and Alice of Livermore were Sunday night visitors at the Thompsons. Amy Lou Wehrspann, whose birthday was April 29, entertained with a pajama party Friday night. Those attending were Jackie Jacobson, Debbie Schultz, Jodie Terwilliger, Janelle Nelson, Judy Johnson, Carmen janssen and Jeanne Pflibsen. Jeanne Evenson and Marlys Tompkins accompanied a teacher, Miss McCaleb to Iowa City over the weekend, where they saw the campus. They also visited the Amana Colonies. Mrs. Alfred Schultz, Mrs. Albert Thorsen and Mrs. Ralph Richards attended Presbytery at Ft. Dodge Tuesday. Mrs. Robert J. LeMont, Mrs. Leo Tofteberg and Mrs. LeRoy Worby attended the A. L. C. W convention at Pomeroy Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Antone Speich had all their children for dinner and supper Mother's Day, except for Ruth, who is at Ames. She telephoned Sunday. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. GeneWalston and Charles of Gladbrook, Arland Speich and David of Cedar Rapids, who were all overnight guests, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Speich and Michelle of Hampton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Speich and family of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Berninghaus of Ft. Dodge and Edwin Speich. James Oppedahl of Ames spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Knut Oppedahl. Mrs. Oppedahl and James were Sunday morning callers at the Eugene Hofius home. Bob Thacker of Osage, son of Mrs. Helen Thacker, spent the weekend at the Arthur Petersen home. Sunday they were all dinner guests at the Paul Thacker home at Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Meyer and family of Algona, Mrs. Mark Fowler and Edna of Humboldtand Mr. and Mrs. James Fowler and sons brought their dinner Sunday to help Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Fowler observe the day. They also celebrated Edgar Meyer's May 1 birthday. Mrs. Clara Spurlock of Cameron, Mo., came Saturday night to visit at the Earl Long home for a while. She is Mr. Long's sister. Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Rena Enockson were Mr. and Mrs. Farrel Enockson of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Enockson of Plover, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Kleppe and Mr. and Mrs. Connie Kleppe and family of Eagle Grove and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Enockson and family. United Presbyterian women had a guest day Friday. Nineteen persons attended. Mrs. Albert Thorsen read the scripture and had the roll call. Naomi Struthers and Mrs. Ralph Richards read some poems. Mrs. Jesse Van Buskirk read "The Origin of Mother's Day," which was written in story form by Mrs. Earl Long. Mrs. Jesse Van Buskirk distributed gifts. A lunch was served in the church parlors. Mr. and Mrs. Nick De Francisco of Des Moines spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jacobson. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Benson spent the weekend at the home of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Nilges at Hawkeye. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Daniel and family of Boxholm and Margaret Holt were Sunday dinner guests at the Loren Daniel home. Afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Jacobs of Bradgate and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Holt of Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thompson and family of Ames were Thursday visitors at the Howard Thompsons. Both families have new babies. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Speich and Michelle of Hampton were Tuesday visitors at the Antone Speichs. Mrs. Olianna Vinaas was a weekend guest at the Waldo Smeby home at Mason City. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Frohling and family were Sunday guests at the John H. Tapper home at Kamrar. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Oline and family and Eileen Bauer of Des Moines spent the weekend at the Clarence Bauer home. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Enockson were Sunday dinner and supper guests at the Lowell Shelgren home at Gilmore City. FATHER AND SONS Father-son lawyer partnerships are becoming a Manchester tradition. Four of the town's attorney firms are father-son partnerships. They are Thomas Tracey and David Tracey, Hubert Carr and E. Michael Carr, Shannon B. Charlton and Wm. Stuart Charlton and Hubert J. Swift and John Q. Swift. 5-GENERATIONS Five "young ladies" represent five generations of the Hoffmeier family of Buck Grove. Great- great grandmother, Mrs. Frieda Hoffmeier, Buck Grove, 87; great grandmother, Mrs. Lena Block, Buck Grove; grandmother Mrs. Thorwal Johannsen, Sauk Centre, Minn.; mother, Mrs. Jack Burns, Minneapolis, Minn, and baby, Stacey Marie Burns, Minneapolis, had a family reunion in April in Buck Grove. The Forest City show again provided some excellent exhibits and lots of material from the 30 dealers present. The crowd was moderate, but fairly steady during the two days with the peaks at the time of the two auctions. - o The Best of Show award was won by L. L. Owens of Adel with a splendid display of currency. Mr. Owens probably has one of the country's best collections of obsolete $3 bills, a very popular denomination that is becoming very difficult to pick up. For his display, only a portion of the collection was used with a bill from 23 states which must repressnt nearly all of those having such issues prior to the 1863 Federal tax which put them out of existence. In addition to these, Lowell had a frame containing different denomination bills including 2?, 90$, $4.50, $6, 7 and 8. The $9 was one of the few knowa values missing. Often only one or two banks or other issuing agents had these values so it is that or nothing. Iowa was represented in the $3 collection by the Dubuque Improvement Association. - o I think more trading was done than usual this time, both among dealers and between dealers and collectors. Dealers might well prefer'some cash, but the fact remains that many collectors have accumulated extra items and are in a mood to use them in lieu of cash. An equal trade, however, will hardly pay for the dealer's table and other expenses. Some collectors realize this, but others- seem to feel that as soon as they buy something the price goes up so the buying price is now the dealer buying price. I think some sellers were having trouble finding a dealer purchaser for Lincoln cents and some of the key quarters of the Washington series. Stocks seem ample for current demand. - o - Unlike Storm Lake, the Forest City visitors showed considerable interest in foreign crowns and some of the minor as well. I was very much surprised at the surge of interest in National Currency notes of the small 1929 variety. This was distinctly not the case a year ago. Of course, Iowa notes were the ones in demand. Many more of the collectors, whether general currency or not, are seeking notes from their area. In fact, I purchased for my own use a large $10 National from Burt. Several of these are around, but the small number offered by the one seller now rest in collector's hands. Demand is greatest for the $4and$10denominations. $20 are less desired and the higher THE CO. DAN ROBERTS Fort Dodge Mfgs. Representative For SAHLSTROM MANURE HOMOGENATOR AND SPREADER, The Swedish system that brought benefits of fluid manure to America; or contact LOUIS CINK, Wesley (32tf) the revolution that succeeded &ALER T WlNE ALGONA FLOUR & FEED CO. 205 S. Phillips . Algona As Advertised In Farm And Home Section SEED POTATOES AND ALL TYPES OF GARDEN SEEDS all at low, low prices ... denominations have no real market around here. However, John Hickman of Des Moines is now one of the area's leading currency dealers and he would be the one to contact on any large values that might come to light. The urban centers provide the bulk of the customers for these. - o While talking with a customer, I was surprised to hear my name called for one of the door prizes. It was a 1904-0 dollar. About five minutes later, a customer asked me If 1 had any silver dollar dated 1904. So there went the door prize since that was the only one I had of that date. This was not the main door prize, of course. The hosts awarded several on the hour during the show. The main attraction was a 1964 proof set. In general, silver dollar demand seemed light. Many more would come to light if more dealers carried some philatelic material. A year ago, I had some U. S. cardboard proofs and traded them to the dealer next to me. This year, my neighbor was the same gentleman, I again had some proofs, and again we traded. It just happened this way as the tables weren't assigned in advance. We both had the pleasure of obtaining different material during the year and now we have the pleasure of working with something new. - o Tonight is the May meeting of the Kossuth Coin Club and plans will .be further developed for the show June 26. Members are reminded that material for the show auction should be brought to the meeting tonight. We hope to get out an advance auction list. Several dealers contacted relative to the invitational bourse have indicated an interest and several club members have already indicated a willingness to exhibit so there will be .lots to see and do for ,both the collector and the general public. I hope that the response to this show will be such that it can become an annual affair. A baby rabbit had been pestering its mother all day. Finally the exasperated parent replied: "You were pulled out of a magician's hat - now stop asking me questions." ANNOUNCEMENT! Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Klein drove to Ames Sunday to get their son, Stanley Klein, and to visit with another son, Norman Klein, student at the University. They also visited with cousins, Mr. and Mrs. George Ham and son, Ames. Carol Kohlhaas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Kohlhaas, was given a birthday party May 9 after school in observance of her ninth birthday, with her classmates and friends attending. Carol is a thrid grade student in St. Joseph's school. Mrs. Anna Bormann, Alta Vista, spent the weekend here in the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Faber and family, and with other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Reinald Salz and family, Ottamwa, were visitors here Sunday with Mrs. Salz'e mother, Mrs. Anna Faber, and other relatives and friends. Pvt. Richard G. Thul left Thursday for Fort Monmouth, N. J., after a 2-week furlough following basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Mrs. Thul, the former Sheryll Harr, is employed in the Selective Service office, Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thul, St. Joe, are Pvt. Thul's parents. Free Grocery Delivery Twice -Daily - Call 5-3762 East End Grocery! THE HUB . . . ond you'll know why wh«n you it* our compUlt, modtrn liltcllon of formoli ond ott«i. tortti. Toittfully tailored, correct In Ih* imalltit dtloil—«nd com* fortabltl You'll find our Mrvlct convtnltnt and •conomlcal, loo. LEUT lIHAMS toA*^ ALOONA, IOWA PERMANENT PBESS WOKWUfr Iron 'em? Never! lonjj.wearing Lee-Prest Chetopa Twill pants are sllll colortast and acid-resistant but now they dry smooth and perfectly creased without even a touchup. Give 'em a workout! milAMS ALOONA,IOWA for comfortable summer attire... 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