The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 9, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 9, 1966
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Cltar Pictures - M«r* New* - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER For 33 years, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bailey have operated the Seneca Store In the middle of Seneca twp., north of Fenton. Come Saturday, they will auction the entire stock of the store, a motel which they built some years ago on adjacent property, and their own two-bedroom home. The auction starts at 5:30 p. m. Until a few years ago, this property was adjacent to the Seneca school, at one time a grade and high school, but now a thing of the past as conditions changed. The Seneca corner also has several other residences, but the store itself for many a year was a major gathering place for the folks in that area. Time marches on. * * * A note from Harold and Virginia Long, at Blue Summit Resort, Osage Beach, Mo. "Glad to see anyone from our home town. Start coming to the Ozarks, vacation time." * + * We erred, and badly, in last Thursday's column, in commenting on the mishap during their honeymoon, of a young Algeria couple. We referred to them as Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Helmers, when in fact it was Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harms. Clarence's car plunged into a lake during the night In northern Minnesota, from its parking spot. Now it seems that there is also a Clarence Helmers, no newlywed, and he received a considerable amount of kidding about the Item, which he took in good spirits we are happy to find, so we hope this little correction will do as much to straighten out the facts as it originally did to foul them up. * * * Carl Morck, a long-time fan and cottage owner in the Rapldan area on the Blue Earth river, south of Mankato, brings in several pictures indicating that fishing has been real good in the dam area - the Rapidanarea, that is. Walleyes, especially. * * * So far, requests have been approved for some $112,601 in land conservation projects this year in Kossuth county. Special interest is being shown in the wildlife shrub practice as 144 farmers have filed requests for participation. * * * It will be interesting to see how the municipal vote comes out in Mason City, June 16, when the citizens will ballot as to issuing industrial revenue bonds to finance construction of a plant for an industrial manufacturing concern. Such bonds are now legal if voter approved, under an act.passed in 1963 by the state legislature. Thus far, nine other cities have approved the issuing of such bonds. The plant which Mason City wishes to finance, incidentally, is for Mode-0-Day, which has a store in Algona. * * * Famous Last Line: A family man is one who has replaced the currency in his wallet with snapshots. It's Month Of Weddings As 9 Get Permits It's June all right, as the number of wedding licenses issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson proves. A total of nine have been applied for during the past week,, They went to: June 2 - Roy G. Johnston and Sally J. McDonald. June 3 - Gordon B, Garrison and Evalina F. Scott; Dennis E, Holmes and Barbara F. Shar- maii; and Bill G, Shelton and Nancy A. Fischer, June 4 - Dennis H. Price and Wallis K, Reynolds. June 6 * James Higgs and Jaquelyn Rowley; Herman W. Harms and Lennice Bilsborough; and Earl R. Ogren and Dorothy NIK?. June 7 *• David strickler and Mary NeiUel. Slgona jWotneg ESTABLISHED 1665 Entered as second class matter at the portoffice at Algona, lawa (SOS11). Nov. 1. 1933. under Act ot Confrest of March 3. 1879 AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNI 9, 1966 11 Pages — 3 Section* VOL. 101 NO. 44 City O.K.'s Development Survey Wesley Youth First From County To A.F. Academy DENNIS FUNNEMARK Dennis Funnemark, 1966 graduate of the Corwith-Wesley Community school, has just received word that he has been selected to attend the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. Dennis will leave June 27 for seven weeks of basic training , and will then report to the academy for classes In late August. He is the first boy from Kossuth county to attend the Acadmey. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Funnemark of rural Wesley. Sophie Rohll Of Swea City Dies Saturday Mrs. Sophie Rohlf, 69, lifelong Swea City resident, died Saturday night at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, She had been in failing health about a year. She was born Dec. 8, 1896 in the Swea City area. April of 1918 she married Julius Rohlf who died early this year. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Simonsmeier of Swea City and son, Virgil, of Ankeny. There are five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. James Stoneking of Gushing, and a brother, John Carlson, of Swea City. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran church in Swea City. Burial was at Harrison cemetery with Barnes Funeral Home, Swea City in charge. State Law In Question On Land Tax Deal A pair of petitions were filed here in district court recently challenging the constitutionality of the agricultural land tax credit law of the 1965 Iowa legislature. The suits were brought by the Beverly Land Co. and the Warwick Land Co., both of Rhode Island, and were filed after appeals to the Kossuth county board of supervisors, withdfce board named defendants in tne matters. In 1965, the legislature passed a law which says in part that no non-resident of Iowa may receive agricultural land tax credit, which is allowed on property tax for school purposes above 15 mills, It has caused much confusion, especially in estate matters when heirs live out of Jowa, Petitions claim the legislature act is unconstitutional Hitchtf Stoltn Two 3*point tractor hitches were stolen sometime during the weekend from tractors owned by Louis Ferstl and parked on a farm two miles east and threes-fourths of a mile south of Sexton. The theft, which also included some tools, was reported to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Monday. War Vets Banquet Veterans of Foreign Wars, Algona, will be host June 16 at the annual banquet for veterans and auxiliary members of the Spanish American War vets. Robert Schoby is chairman of the committee. The banquet starts at 7 p. m. and tickets are available. Amanda Pettit Services At Burt Today Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Pettit, 87, of Lone Rock, will be held today, Thursday, at 1:15 p. m. at the Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, followed by public services at 2 p. m. at St. John's Lutheran church, Burt. Rev. Arnold Vehling will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Garden at Algona. Mrs. Pettit died of a heart attack at her home Monday. Mrs. Pettit was born Oct. 3, 1878, at Des Moines and she attended Des Moines schools. She was married to George Pettit, April 26, 1899, at Lone Rock. The couple farmed in the Lone Rock area until retirement to Lone Rock in 1946. Mr.-Pettit died in-1,954. Survivors include eight children, Halberth of Whittemore, Alton of Woodrow, Bernard, Mrs. Evelyn Earing and Mrs. Glen Householder, all of Lone Rock, Mrs. Howard McChesney of Van Nuys, Calif., and Mrs. Dale Earing of Shell Beach, Calif. There are 38 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pettit was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Lone Rock. Rites Held For Jerome Blome Of Ledyard Funeral services for Jerome C. Blome, 73, Ledyard, who died at his home Saturday were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Evangelical and Reformed church in Ledyard with the Rev. Victor Vriesen officiating. Burial was at Highland Home cemetery at Ledyard. Mr. Blome was born Feb. 4, 1893 at Hubbard and came as a small boy to the Ledyard area. Oct. 24, 1917 he married Pauline Brand at Ledyard and they farmed in the Ledyard area until they retired in 1958. They continued to live on the farm. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Arlo of Swea City and Eugene of San Diego, Calif,; one brother, Clarence of Ledyard; four sisters, Alma Klinksiek of Ledyard, Nora Meyer of Lakota, Clara Kennely of Clear Lake and Ella Westerland of Bricelyn; 12 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Are 1966 Grads At Univ. Of Iowa Mary Misbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Leighton Misbach of Algona, will"be a June lOgraduate at the University of Iowa where she will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Collyn DeNie of LuVerne is also a graduate, and will receive a degree in Business Administration. There will be 1,840 degrees awarded. Coin Club The Kossuth Coin Club will meet tonight (Thursday)at8p.m. at the city hall. A discussion of the organization's annual show, slated here June 26, will beheld. Fatal Crash Scene Shown here are the two vehicles which crashed head-on, Sunday at 5sl5 p. m., on a county road in Minnesota just over the Iowa line, killing four and injuring five. Among those fatally Injured was Ernest Farrow, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Farrow of Ledyard, Funeral services for the boy are to be held today, Thursday, at 2 p. m. in St. Paul's Lutheran church, Blue Earth, with burial in Elmore. His parents, three brothers and a sister survive. The other three crash victims were all from Minnesota, Mr, and Mrs. Melvln Frette and their son Donald, 9. Of the injured, Janette Frette, 13, David Farrow, 37, and. his I Isons, Bruce and Brian, 7 and 8, are all In serious condition In I hospitals. James Mino, a cousin of the Farrow boys, was injured I ut not as seriously. Accident details were in Tuesday's Upper) (toes Molnes. In the picture, from the Fairmont, Minn. Sentinel, the Melvln I | Frette car is the light colored one, the Farrow car the dark one. I Farm homes of the two families are about three quarters! lof a mile apart, one In Minnesota, one in Iowa, and are visible! jfrom the scene of the crash, which occurred at the crest of| [a sharp rise in the county road. I ^ OMVI Charged In Mayor's Court Here Charges of OMVI were filed in Mayor Bill Finn's court here Tuesday against Virgil Wolf of Bancroft after he was arrested the night before at Bancroft by Patrolmen Tom Cogdall and Jerry Michael. He waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court on the charge, with bond set at $500. A Humboldt man was charged with making beer available to minors. He is Richard L. Warden. He posted $350 bond on that count and $105 bond on a second charge of drinking beer on a public highway. The hearings will be held Friday. According to officers, there were five juveniles In the auto at the time the man was arrested. In other mayor's court matters, Donald F. Wolf, Algona, was fined $15, altered driver's license; Nicholas J. Geesman, Bancroft, $10, parking on the traveled portion of the highway; Duane T. Diers, Bancroft, improper lighting ; and Barry C. Watkins, Algona, $10, speeding. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Square Dance The Algona Promenaders will be holding their first outdoor square dance of the season June 11 at the Call street parking lot, Algona. The dance begins at 8:30 p. m. Bob and Nona Griffith of Des Moines will be callers. In case of rain, the dance will be held at the V. F. W. hall. Voting Machine Hearing A hearing is slated for 9 a. m. today before the Kossuth Board of Supervisors in the matter of use of voting machines in the county in forthcoming elections. County Supervisor A. J. Kollasch is initiating the action, and has legal counsel to present the matter before the remainder of the board. L. E. Llnnan is representing Kollasch. Among the points filed in the petition are assertions that the board had no authority to lease the voting machines, and that there is no place to store the machines in north Kossuth county, which Kollasch represents. The 48 machines had earlier been leased for $150 each for the 1966 elections. European Trip LONE ROCK - Ellen Bullock, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Albert Bullock , who has taught elementary music the past school year at Corning, will leave by plane from New York June 9 for Eruope. She will arrive in Luxembourg June 10 and will observe and experience native situations in France Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg before going to Berlin, Germany, where she will work in a hospital June 16 to Aug. 13. A Railroad Wreck! And Algona Couple In It! Art Show Plans Include Live Sculpture June 10 Production of a full-lenfth sculpture, using a live model, by Cliff Carlson of Wesley, well- known in the field, will again be one of the top attractions of the Sidewalk Art Show here June 10. Mr. Carlson will work with clay in the downtown area where all of the art will be on display. It was pointed out by the retail bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event, that the deadline for filing entries for the show is this Saturday, June 4. Bill Steele, secretary, said Tuesday that among the many entries so far is one from a man in Vermont. Last year'5 crowd was the largest yet reported during the show, according to officials. Original art is being accepted in all classifications • In case of rain, the show will be held the following day, Saturday, June 11, and ribbons will be awarded in various categories, with a qualified art expert, Frank A. Alhelm, art instructor at Mason City, as judge. It is hoped judging can be completed and ribbons awarded by 2 p. m. the day of the show. There will be a special division for student exhibitors and students from schools in the county have been invited to display in a separate area and to compete for separate prizes. Committee in charge of the event includes Lawrence Hutzell, Wally Mesing and Cliff Carlson. A well-known Algona couple, Mr. and Mrs. Al Slobe, above, wound up a nice vacation trip to California In a way they hope is never repeated. Mr. and Mrs, Slobe were aboard the 24- unlt Union Pacific passenger train which derailed and crashed near Templeton at 6:10 a. m. Monday. They were slightly injured in the spectacular mishap in which 50 persons sustained varied hurts. Mr. Slobe was x-rayed at a Carroll hospital and Mrs. Slobe who sustained a skinned elbow, wound up there also, receiving a check-up. Mr. Slobe apparently received an injury similar to a whiplash of the neck and a lame back. Both were still plenty lame Tuesday morning after reaching their home here. Mr. and Mrs. Slobe left Perry on a Union Pacific train May 21, went to San Diego where they visited his mother, two brothers and a sister. On the return trip, they went north to San Francisco, then east to Iowa. When the train was near Templeton ( about 18 miles southwest of Carroll), it jumped the tracks of the Milwaukee Road, which are used by the Union Pacific in Iowa. Al stated Tuesday that he had just dropped off to sleep, while Mrs. Slobe was awake when the train piled up. She heard the brakes being applied, then the sound and jolt of the cars crashing , but doesn't remember for sure just how she wound up after the car quit bouncing around. It is probable she was tossed on the seat in front of her. Mr. Slobe, half-awake, said he "slid on his back down the aisle, tried to get up, but went down again" before the car settled. He heard his wife say, "My God, what's happening," as she saw another car of the train fly past her window The car in which they were riding had 12 passengers. It filled at once with fine dust similar to coal dust which made breathing and seeing difficult. Suitcases flew through the air and probably would have Injured many other passengers if a large number had not left at Omaha a short time earlier. A dozen cars were also uncoupled there. There were a lot of screams from passengers - but one small baby on the same car with the Slobes (which remained upright through it all) slept through the entire ordeal. There were adults and small children in the car. A passenger aboard the car kicked out a window, and Al, after checking to make sure Irene was okay, climbed outside where he was able to lend a hand to other passengers attempting to get out. School buses, ambulances and private autos were used to take injured passengers from the scene. A doctor took Mr. Slobe to Carroll and the Slobe's son, Bob, who had gone to Perry to pick his parents up later in the morning, was called, told of the near-tragedy and went to Templeton to pick up his mother. He then took her to Carroll to a hospital. Of the 195 passengers aboard the train, 50 were Injured, according to reports. Railroad representatives talked with the injured, including Mr. Slobe, following the mishap. The Slobes began their return trip from San Diego at 5 p.m. Friday - and one of the first calls after they returned home was to the California relatives to let them know they were all right. The Californians had already heard about the crash While they escaped with oily minor injuries, the experience is one which Mr. and Mrs. Slobe would have been very happy to lave gone without/ (UPM Polaroid Flashfoto) To Ask Federal Grant, $10,933 To Help Cost Algeria's city council, following a public hearing Tuesday night, approved application for a Federal grant to pay two-thirds of the cost of financing a two- year project aimed at preparing a civic development plan for Algona. The application for $10,933 will be made to the Iowa Industrial Development Commission who will forward It to the Federal Housing and Urban Development Commission for approval. Total cost of the two-year survey will be $16,400 of which $5,467 will be paid locally, through taxes, with the Federal portion to finance the balance of the total cost. The firm of Hennlngson, Durham and Richardson of Omaha, Nebr. has been hired to conduct the survey. Recommendation that such a survey be made had previously been adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission of Algona, of which Max Bartholomew is chairman. In brief, the firm hired is to make an examination and inventory of the city as it exists at present and prepare a projection into the future. This survey Is to Include map work, land use present and future, a study of the economic and population growth, a neighborhood analysis, a major street plan, survey of the central business district, a study of public facilities and utilities, a check of the zoning ordinance, and suggestions for a capital improvement program. The chief program of the meeting was not to decide whether to go through with the program or not, but rather whether the city would apply for a Federal grant to partially finance the cost. There was some opposition to asking the Federal government for the $10,933 but also some support for the request. Robert F. Krohn, representing the survey firm, said his company would hold about 10 meetings a year in Algona while the survey is being made to talk over various aspects of the work with groups directly concerned at that point. The survey will continue for two years at the end of which time the final conclusions and recommendations would be made. The last time the city went through a similar program was in 1958. Comments from the floor in the discussion came from a number of persons, Including Russell Buchanan, city attorney, Pat Montag, Mrs. Marion Will, Mrs. Veda Murtagh, Gene Murtagh, Jack ChrischiUes, Paul James, George Allen, Joe Straub, Leonard Maasdam, and Barbara Haggard. The survey will include all of Algona and one mile outside the present city limits. Ask $45,000 In Settlement Of Promissory Note A petition, in which & promissory note written Jan. I, 1957, is involved, was filed in district court here this week and asks a total of $45,595.79 in settlement. Plaintiffs in the matter are Ervln and Helen Gerber and defendants are John and Clarice Buscher. The original note wag for $31,000. Carol A. Presthus filed a petition in equity against Richard H. Presthus this week, also. Married July 13,1963 at Council Bluffs, the plaintiff seeks custody of two small sons, household goods, the family car, alimony and child support. Gttt Award Kathy Besch received toe $50 award torn the Ajgpja fi timist Club at Garripa School here at monies.

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