The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 26, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 26, 1966
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Clear Pictures — More News - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Memorial Day originated on May 30,1868, when General John A. Logan, then commander of the G. A. R., Grand Army of the Republic, organization of veterans ol the > Union in the Civil War, designated the day in memory of veterans of that war, It subsequently was designated officially by the government in memory" .of veterans of all wars, and also became a day of tribute to all departed. With regard to the display of the U. S. flag on Memorial Day, it should be flown at HALF . STAFF until noon, then raised or elevated to its full position, at the top of the flagstaff. * * * . Absent-minded or unobservant husbands are not unusual, but one of the worst pulled the prize boner last week when upon reaching home at noon he inquired of the little woman "what time is. it that you go to the' .beauty shop this afternoon", knowing that was beauty shop day. There 'was a moment's patfse, then the reply.: "I just got hack from.the ' beauty shop." .•***' Polygamy has been advocated by one psychologist for men past 60, 'in view of the fact that there .seems to'be an abundance-of women over 60 but not so many men. Grace, our alert columnist would not' be' one to let this suggestion pass without com• ment, and our readers will find a' .most interesting discussion of this social-biological problem in her column in this issue. Don't miss it I * * * ' . Algona's Country Club will play host, July 22, to the'annual golf meeting of the Iowa Press Ass'n. .:. ' - * * * West Bend's Legion post had another wing-ding of a smelt fry last Friday, with an overflow crowd attending at the Legion club south of town. It was an "all you can eat" proposition, and many went there hungry but left with an expanded beltline. Proceeds went to the West Bend swimming pool. * * * Last reports from Rochester, Minn., as of Tuesday, were that Arnold Danielson of Sexton,, stricken with lockjaw, was still in a critical condition and the next 10 days would be vital in his fight for life. His son, Carl, who had been stationed in Germany with the military is home and in Rochester, as is another son, Larry, who had been in service in Georgia. Lockjaw, not particularly common now, is one of the most difficult of infections to' treat and can start in such a minor and unalarming way. * * * Mrs. Kenneth Brones, our correspondent in Eagle Twp., in far northwest Kossuth county, reports looking out of her window and viewing four deer as they moved across freshly worked fields. They moved across the road, jumped two fences, and disappeared. And the local police officer who ran afoul of two of them just at the edge of Algona can testify as to the surprise they offer, when they suddenly jump into the road from adjacent ditches .... still a little wildlife left! * * * Si Roth dropped in the other day and asked us if we wanted to read a book, "Isotopes in Experimental Pharmacology." The size and title, and the price ($12.50) caused us to shy away , ... it was written by Dr. Lloyd J. Roth, Si's brother, professor and chairman of the Dept. of Pharmacology at the University of Chicago. .If you have the t}me, thumb through it I ' * * * "Small Towns In Iowa Seen As Skid Rows" says a headline .... the article adds that unfair property taxes are causing it, es* pecially the tax on inventories , ., . quite true, but all property taxes originate on the local level .... let's not kill the goose that lays the golden egg 1 * * * Famous Last Line-A bachelor is a man who didn't have a car when he was in his teens. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered an second class matter at the postoffire at Aleona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 187D AIGONA. IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1966 16 pa0tt m«fro 2 SECTIONS VOL. 101 NO. 41 To Build New Presbyterian Church, Buil All plans are completed for the construction of a new church in Burt by the Presbyterian congregation. Months of planning by the building committee and the pastor, Rev. Bruce Calbreath, are to be realized with construction to begin in June. Those on the building committee are Mrs. Hilda Gross, Mrs. Betty Miller, Roscoe Mawdsl'ey, Jr., Floyd Sill, Roland Chafee, Robert Angus, Richard Thompson, Russell Patterson, Harold Becker, Stanley Larson, William Christensen, Duane Mawdsleyand Harold Andreason. Plans are to_ construct the new church on the property just west of the present -church. The new church will be 44' wide and 84' long, with the entrance to the south. The exterior walls • will be Norman brick with the roof .of a light colored asphalt shingle. t < The first floor 'of the church will include a pastor's study, a service room for nursery care and small group meetings. A balcony area is. provided for overflow attendance. The full basement will provide Sunday school rooms, a fellowship hall and' a fully equipped kitchen along -.with rest rooms. The floor is tobepre-stressed concrete which will give the basement a clear span and should qualify it for civil defense ajr- raid shelter. General contractor is Dave Bartel of Frost, Minn. Electrical, plumbing and heating contractors were contacted by the 'building committee individually for direct bids.. It is hoped that the 'completion of the .church will be by the first of the year at a cost of $65,000. 375 Honor Two Teachers Here Approximately 375 persons attended the open house at the high school Annex Sunday, at which Esther Quinby and Hattie Wilson were honorees. Miss Wilson was presented a transistor radio and Miss Quinby received a portrait and a tray. Master of ceremonies was Mrs. Hazel Markovetz, presi-, dent of the Algona Education Association. A special grade school chorus performed several numbers and Corinne Shimei sang several solos, accompanied by Mrs. Geo. Sefrit. Harry Greenberg, former student of both teachers, spoke briefly on behalf of the community, and George Sefrit spoke for the faculty. In charge of refreshments was Helen Comfort, with punch and coffee served No Early Paper Next Week Due To Holiday There will be no Tuesday issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines because of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. There will be but ONE Upper Des Moines next week, that the regular Thursday Issue. Poppy Day Is Slated Here This Friday The annual American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Day will be observed in Algona Friday, May 27, when members of the local unit will offer poppies on the streets so Algonans may contribute to the fine work done by the Auxiliary. On Poppy Day each year more than 25 million poppies made by disabled veterans are distributed throughout the country under supervision of the Auxiliary. Sell 26 New Vehicles Here In Past Week Twenty-six new vehicles were registered at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt last week. Owners are: 'Chevrolet - R. T. Uthof, Fenton, truck; M. A. Rahm, Algona, pickup; Cecil or Mabel McGinnis, Algona; T. P. Sheridan, Bancroft; J. L. Rowlet, Swea City; John or Mary Droessler, Bancroft. Ford - Thermogas Co., Algona, truck; E. J. Votteler, Bancroft, pickup; A. E. orRomaine Priebe, Lone Rock; K. H. Johnson, Jr., Algona; E. E. Willmert, Elmore ; Robert or Verna Kain, Algona; S. J. McCleish, Lone Rock; William, or Genevieve Honken, Lakota. Dodge - F. L. Erpelding, Bode, pickup; G..R. Thuente, Algona; E. E. or Iva Bramley, Algona; J. D. or Ronda St. John, Algona. Cadillac - Richard or Irma Dee Cook, Algona; A. J. or Myrtle Berens, Bancroft. Pontiac - C. L. Wilhite, Corwith; Lewis or June Pomplun, Algona. Plymouth - J. C. Eisenbacher, Wesley. Olds - R. G. Stenzel, Elmore. Bridge stone - A. H. Mayland, Buffalo Center. Wed 58 Years Mr. and. Mrs. Frank Cink, Algona, observed their 58th wedding anniversary May 25. Their children, grandchildren, other relatives and Msgr. P. P. Gearen and Fr. Bruch attended a family dinner marking the occasion Sunday, May 22. 3 Year Old Girl Is Hurt; Ran Into Car The Algona police department Investigated an accident shortly after 8 p. m. Saturday, which sent 3-year old Cindy Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Peterson, to St. Ann hospital. She suffered minor injuries and was held overnight for x-rays and observation. The accident occurred when Jerome Woodcock, 22, Mason City, was going west oh Nebraska street. Between Lantry and Heckart streets, little Cindy ran into the street into the side of the Woodcock car. No charges were filed. Dean W. Meyer, 16, Whitte-' more, was charged with improper- backing after the auto he was driving struck a car being driven by Charles J. Hardgrove, 39, Algona, on McGregor street at 7:30 p. m. Friday. Damage to the Hardgrove auto was estimated at $250, while damage to the Meyer 'machine was estimated at $50. Police investigated. At 4:30 p. m. Saturday, autos driven by Eloise C. Christie and Raymond Reid, both of Algona, collided near the intersection of Elm and Minnesota streets as the former backed out. There was no estimate of damage and the mishap was reported to the police. Carnival At St. Cecelia's Is June 12 Plans are nearly complete for the annual St. Cecelia's Summer Carnival, which will be held June 12. This year's event is taking the place of the former Fall Carnival, which had been held in September. High school boys and girls will bake cakes and make candy and pop corn balls; the men will be assigned to work in stands; and the women will serve the dinner, as well as work in stands and furnish articles for dinner and some stands. There will also be a drawing for six prizes, a quarter of beef,set of golf clubs, hairdryer, bicycle, wall clock and transistor radio. Post Office Closed The Algona post office will be closed all day Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no window service and no carrier deliveries. Mail will be worked to post office boxes and dispatched as usual. Special delivery mail will be delivered. There. will be a clerk on duty to handle this mall from 5 a. m. to 10 a. m. and from 4 p. m. to 7 p. m. Elected To College Office Plan A Remedial Reading Course Here For 400 Pupils An AJgona girl will serve as secretary of the student association at Duchesne College in Omaha next year. Victoria Bradley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bradley, was chosen at the student council elections held recently. Miss Bradley is at the right, above. Vicky is majoring in biology and minoring in English. She plans to go on to graduate school after college. Elected student council president was Barbara McDonald of Arlington Heights, 111., at the left. Susan Houston, center, of Dunlap, la., was elected vice president of the student association. Hire 6 Faculty Members At Board Session A program (or remedial reading, with an anticipated 400 students from both the public and parochial school systems in Algona taking part, was formulated at a meeting of the Algona Board of Education, Monday evening.. Previous meetings in the matter had been held between public and .parochial administrators in preparation for a Federal aid grant for about $16,000 to finance the summer project, under the. Elementary and Secondary Education Aot, which has been approved.' Kindergarten through 5th grade pupils would be tutored, with* 18 teachers participating. Four buses would transport the children. Purpose of the project is 'to help students improve in reading skills. 'Serviced will be.more rural than urban pupils. The program will last for 6 weeks and will start June 20. There will be about 8 or 10 pupils per teacher, with three 70-mtnute periods per day, held for separate groups each morning. In addition to reading, there will be some music,, which will make for a change of pace in the long period and provide relief from reading study. Most of the instructors will be from public school; however, some lay teachers from parochial schools will also be hired. Also discussed and considered was the purchase of a mobile classroom for remedial work and another for special education. These could possibly be financed through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. 0. B. Laing, superintendent, was authorized to seek approval of these two projects, in order to make application for federal funds. Price of a unit would be from $8,300 to about $9,000, depending on size. Either electric • or gas heat could be used. Suggested was that the one or two units could be set up on the north side of the high school building, with students from the mobile classrooms using the facilities in the main building, since the units would not have running water. Discussed was the blacktopping of the playgrounds at the Bertha Godfrey school. A further check on costs is to be made, with under consideration about 2,000 square yards of blacktop. The board feels that this is needed, because there is no gymnasium at the school. In an analysis of investments, the total of $109,780.63 in the School House Funds are invested in U. S. Treasury notes. From the General Fund, of which the total is $80,000, there is $20,000 in the Farmers State Bank at Whittemore, $10,000 in the Iowa State Bank, and $30,000 and $20,000 in the Security State Bank. In the building expansion program, a lengthy discussion took place as to a Citizens' Committee, its duties and what the board would like the committee to accomplish. Although no committee has yet been chosen, the board feels that the appointments should be made in the near future. The board authorized an offer of six teacher contracts, Cecil Watternnn will be hired as Elementary Supervisor, replacing Hattie Wilson, who has resigned. He has had 21 years of experience, with the last four at Missouri Valley, where he was elemsntary principal. His training includes a Bachelor of arts degree from Wayne State College at Wayne, Nebr. He has done graduate work at Omaha University. Mr. Watterm.xn is 31 years old, married, and has three young children. His total annual salary for 10 1/2 months will be $8.332. Also approved was a contract for Alice Condon, at $1,500 assisting part time the teachers in the primary grades. Dianne Wischhof is graduating this spring from Wayne State College in Business Education. She will teach typing , with salary by schedule at $5,350. . Mrs. Beverly Plaehn of Algona will teach grade 4, with salary at $5,200 . She has had 11 years of experience, with about 3 years of training. She is a 1948 Algona 'high school graduate. Judith Haas of Humboldt will teach kindergarten, with a salary at $5,819. A graduate of Morningside College, she has had four years of experience. Mrs. Ella Love of Algona will teach grade 3, with salary by schedule at $7,158. She has worked part of the past year in Algona schools. Vacancies still remain in girls' grade school physical education, kindergarten, grade one, two teachers for 4th grade, and sixth grade. A great deal of discussion took place on the summer program. A fee of $10 will be charged each student enrolled in summer typing. Vocational Agriculture and the Driver Education will continue. . Memorial Day Services And Parade Here Monday Annual Memorial Day services are slated to be held here next Monday, May 30, opening with services at 6:30 a. m. at the bridge north of town on highway 169. Rev. Carlson of the First Baptist church will offer prayers. At 7 a. m., Fr. Bruch of St. Cecelia's parish will conduct rites at Calvary cemetery; 7:20 a. m., Rev. Carlson will have services at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens; 7:40 a. m., Rev. Carlson will have services at Irvington and at 8 a. m., Fr. Ruba will have rites at St. Benedict. Taps will be played by Dennis Besch and Ronald Gilbride of the Garrigan high school band. All members of the V. F. W., Legion and Auxiliary will meet at the V. F. W. hall at 6 a. m. or at the river bridge five minutes before services. A parade will form at 9:30 and begin at 10 a. m. Beginning at the intersection of State and Phillips streets, the march will be to Riverview cemetery. This year, the parade will include a caisson, V. F. W., Legion arid Auxiliary members, Gold Star Mothers, National Guard, Garrigan band, Saddle Club, Boy and Girl Scouts. The program at Riverview will open with invocation by Rev. Carlson. Leo Cassel will serve as emcee, featured speaker will be Jerry Leaneagh, the Gettysburg Address will be given by a Garrigan student and Mayor Bill Finn will also participate. Wreaths will be placed on graves of servicemen by the V. F. W. and Legion Auxiliary members. The public address system will bo furnished by Tom's Radio and TV. All flags placed on graves may be taken by members of the family of the deceased after services at the cemetery, but should be picked up no later than sundown that day. Any veteran wishing a ride may have it, as autos will be available. Correspondent For Bancroft Desired By UDM The recent death of our longtime correspondent at Bancroft Mrs. Bergman, leaves this newspaper without a local news re- proter in Bancroft. We desire one. Anyone interested in becoming the paid correspondent of this newspaper for the Bancroft area is invited to write this paper, or come in and see us. Burt Woman Died Wednesday Hattie Hulterstrom, elderly resident of Burt, where she made her home with Mrs. Helen Johnson, died early Wednesday at St. Ann hospital where 'she had been a recent patient. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft in charge of arrangements. Miss Hulterstrom had never married. Couples To Wed Three wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week. They went to Cecil L. Korslund and Linda R. Agard, May 21; Robert F. Nelson and Mary S. Zeimet, May 23; and George W, Bargman and Linda L. Meyer, May 24. Mayor's Court Four persons paid fines and court costs in Mayor BUI Finn's court here this week following preliminary hearings of traffic violations. They were John S. Dahlhauser, West Bend, $15, speeding; Cecelia M. Pfeffer, Algona, $10, careless driving; Dean W. Meyer, Whittemore, $5, improper backing; and Dennis Strayer, Algona, $5, no driver's license. Two Men Fined $300 On Guilty Liquor Pleas Roy Stougard and Darrell Parcel, arrested here recently in connection with liquor charges, were each fined $300 and costs in district court here 'this week by Judga Joseph Hand after entering pleas of guilty. They were charged with making alcoholic liquor available to a minor and earlier waived preliminary hearings in Mayor Bill FJnn's court. Appeal bond in the matters was set at $500 each. A divorce was granted by Judge Hand, Patricia Scobba was plaintiff and John Scobba, defendant, in the matter. Cruel and inhuman treatment was charged. The couple agreed upon custody of two small children and payment of support. They were married June 26, i960. Building Code Variance Is Denied Here The Algona board of adjustment denied a request of the Rite Oil Co., Hampton, for a variance of the city building code at a meeting here Tuesday morning. The matter was appealed by the oil firm after City Clerk Dave Smith denied a building permit filed originally. The permit showed location of a proposed building only three feet from a lot line and the code here requires 10 feet. Rite Oil plans to construct a service station on the property at the intersection of South Phillips and East McGregor Resigns Here Ray Gerdis, who came from Buffalo Center about two years ago to become a member of the Algona police department, has accepted a similar position at Marshalltown and completed his duties here this week. The local police department wl|4 interview applicatns for the vacancy here before selecting a new poijceinan, Dean's List Honor Ton! Tucker, a-freshman ai Maukato State College, has tteen named to the Dean's List following completion of &e/ winter quarter.

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