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Clear Pictures - Mere News - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER One local man, backing out of his driveway, noted two little girls coming down the sidewalk, pushing a doll carriage, so he dutifully waited for them to pass by, commenting as they did "Well, what do you have in that carriage?" He was somewhat taken aback by the reply: "Oh it's a new baby at our house - my mama found it in a tree where the stork left it." And it was a real babyl *** Things happen in clusters around the Phil Diamond residence. Nine-year-old Mike fell from a step ladder while cleaning the garage and broke his right arm. Shortly afterward, father Phil (forgetting his age) decided to participate in a nearby softball game, with the result that he came home with a badly sprained ankle. * *•* Up at Fenton, Stan Berkland had a 26th birthday last Saturday. Stan, somewhat of a philosopher, commented: "When I was 12, I got a bike; when 1 was 16 I got a driver's license; when I was 18 I registered for the draft; when I was 21,1 could vote; when I was 25, my car insurance dropped - but what have I got to look forward to now?" Well, Stan, Social Security maybe? * * * Last week's Upper DesMoines carried two national ads, each full page size, and EACH IN COLOR - the first time in local publishing history that suoh a thing has happened. * * * Arnold Danielson of Sexton, still with problems to be overcome as a result of being stricken with lockjaw, seems to have passed the critical stage and to be on the long road back to full recovery, according to latest reports. * * * Parsons College down at Fairfield, one of the most experimenting educational schools in the country, is also one of the few that turned in a financial statement showing a prof it for the past year. What happened? Right away there is a move to take away the college tax exemption as a charitable institution, an exemption which covered 160 acres of ground, although the college still paid $26,500 taxes on the balance of its property. Doesn't pay to run a sound financial institution, does it? Well, that problem will not concern many of the colleges and universities of today. * * * In Des Moines for the state democratic convention, one carload of Kossuth delegates piloted by Joe Straub, got caught in a sudden cloudburst. As they drove slowly through the downpour, Joe spotted a manhole cover that had been lifted from its resting place in the street and left a gaping dangerous hole.,.what did Joe do? Maybe early Boy Scout training, but he stopped the car, jumped out, lifted the manhole cover back in place, and rushed back to the car, a bit soggy but with a grin of accomplishment. * * * He who knows, and knows that he knows, is a genius ...follow himl * * * The only trouble with being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it. * * * Famous Last Line - An exam does not make the student clever, but his education does. Open House An open house will be held at the new Apostolic Christian church at West Bend Sunday, June 19, from 2:30 to 5;30 p.m. and the public is cordially in» vited to attend. The new church was built on the site of the old one which served for 83 years. Paul Banwart is pastor. Coffee and cookies will be served during the open house. aigona Upper ESTABLISHtD 186$ Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa (SOSll). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1679 AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNt 16, 1966 20 Pag»* - 2 Stctiorrt VOL. 101 NO, 46 Release Final Honor Roll For AHS Students The honor roll for the final semester at Algona high school was released Saturday. A total of 17 students received straight A's. They were Phil Taylor, Sue Moulton and Sharon Sundet, seniors; Dennis Georg, Kathie Morz and Dana Hartman, juniors; Tom Jones, Debbie Laws and Linda Ross, sophomores; Kathy Buchanan, Pat Hopkins, Debra Huber, Kathy McBride, Rosemary Pendergast and Linda Sch- lapia, freshmen; and Gerry Whlttemore and Marilyn Dau, eighth grade. Here are the other honor roll students: SENIORS - Bob Bradford, Gregg Buchanan, Mark Conn, Gary Lane, Dave Martin, Ron Nelson, John Snyder, Mike Stillman, Dale Teeter and Dennis Breidert. Arlene Anliker, Sally Bay, Linda Cooper, Jo Ann Cox., Eliana Febles, Sandi Haag, Jacque Limbaugh, Cynthia Long, Jeanne Maleug, Barb Medin, Sharon Menneke, Joy Meyer, Shari Nelson, Marty Pendergast, Marjo Pomplun, Cheryl Rusk, Linda Sands, Margaret Schutter, Darlene Stevenson, Carol Teeter and Judy Thomson. JUNIORS - Tom Claude, Chris Conn, David Gerber, Roger Menneke, Larry Munger, Jim Schutter, Steve Waller, Clint Young and Merlyn Metzger. Rosemary Bullock, Darla Carr, Connie Darbyshire, Sandy Harmes, Donna Kenyon, Barb Knudsen, VaLora Kueck, Marilyn Paetz, Carol Sloniker and Lark Whittemore. SOPHOMORES - Jeff Allen, Steven Anderson, John Frederick, Doug Jones, Jim Jorgenson/ Dale Pedersen, Greg Perkins, Gregg Powell, Randall Riedinger and Dean Teeter. Cathy Chrischilles, Virginia Deal, Donna Fisher, Wendy Gardner, Sara Huber, Bev Knudsen, Linda Martin, Cindy Miller, Phyllis Moulton, Janice Roeber, Judy Scobba and Niki Wegner. FRESHMEN - Tim Black, Phil Bode, Sergio Febles, Max Laird, Ward Leek, Dean Lowman, Dave Riley, Mark Snyder, Todd Treganza and Terry Ziesman. Lavonne Baas, Julie Hungate, Linda Allen, Mary Anliker, Linda Bonnett, Susan Dodds, Becky Fisher, Evelyn Haack, Rosemary Hutchison, Barbara Jergenson, Jean Jorgenson, Miriam Kautsch, Debbie Logan, Felice Norman, Judy Sigsbee, Kathy Skow, Nancy Wagner and Peggy Zittritsch. 7TH GRADE - David Charles, James Harris, Robert Knudsen, Ronnie Medin, Dan Menneke, Rick Nielsen, Randy Ricklefs, Steve Schutter, Jon Sjogren, Robert Stillman. Vicki Anderson, Sherry Bulten, Marjorie Dailey, Linda Darbyshire, Susan Divis, Lyiin E rick- son, Nancy Haag, Gail Kirkland, Linda Marshall, Zelda Meehlhause, Kathrin Peterson, Peggy Sabin, Virginia Schultz, Carol Smith and Maria Wittkopf. 8TH GRADE - Neil Anderson, Robbie Claude, Terry Dailey, Gary Gade, Gary Hagen, Tom Laing, Bruce Marshall, Stephen Merryman, Bruce Mueller, Steven L. Schultz, *Gerry Whittemore, Steve Willrett. lone Metzger, Theresa Beaumont, Judy Brass, Lynn Buchanan, Julie Chrischilles, Dixie Crail, "Marilyn Dau, Becky Devine, Rebecca Egel, Janice Farrow, Christine Groen, Marlene Groen, Cindy Hansen, Virginia Hardgrove, Sharon Hix, Debra Johnson, Diana Levy, Becky Mino, Marcy Moen, Dorene Mowers, Jane Sabin, Jan Schulz, Kathy Taylor and Debbie Will. Frances Loss Funeral Held Here Wednesday Funeral services for Frances A. Loss, 54, lifelong resident of this area, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran church here, with Rev. G. J. C. Gerike officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough Funeral Chapel was In charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were William Steussy, Dean Loss, Chas. Bankroff, Fredrick Schunke, Jerry Raney and Roland Haas. Mrs. Loss died at St. Ann hospital Sunday. Born at Irvington, Nov. 19, 1911, Frances A. Steussy was a daughter of Henry M. and Frieda Gronbach Steussy. She married Michael Loss here Feb. 21,1935, after graduating from Algona High School in 1930 and the SUI school of nursing in 1933. Survivors include her husband; a brother, GeraldyFt. Dodge; and three sisters, Ellen (Mrs Lyle Raney,), Algona, Wilma (Mrs. Theodore Peck), Walker, and Ann (Mrs. Ernest Schunke), Black River Falls, Wise. Special Census Here To Start On Monday A special population census for Algona will get underway here next Monday, Mayor Bill Finn said Wednesday morning. A Federal census director will be here at the City Hall at 1 p.m. that day to interview applicants for census-taking jobs, with about 15 to 20 required. The work will last for about one week. Aptitude tests will be given, at that time. Applications can be made to City Clerk Dave Smith. Gets Stanford PHD Robert E. Jensen of Algona received his PhD in business at Stanford University, Sunday, June 12. Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Jensen of Algona, will continue teaching at Michigan State University. Fenfon Voles July 19 On Natural Gas Residents of Fenton will go to the polls, July 19, for the purpose of determining whether or not they wish to have the town grant a non-exclusive franchise to North Central Public Service Co. for the establishment and maintenance of a natural gas distribution system. A legal notice to residents of Fenton will be found in this issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines, opposite the Fenton page, in full detail. The voting was approved by the town council at a special meeting held Monday. The franchise, if approved, would be for a period of 25 years. It seems that a natural gas pipeline is to be constructed from Armstrong, south, passing very close to Fenton, and that if natural gas should be desired, this is the time to make the decision before engineering and construction work gets under way. N.W. Mayors Group Hears Gov. Hughes Governor Harold Hughes, speaking at the dinner banquet Tuesday evening of the Northwest Iowa Mayors Ass'n at the Algona Country Club, said "Iowa is sniffing the air of progress after some years of stagnation, and enjoying it." The Governor addressed an audience of about 125 including city and town officials and chamber of commerce secretaries, from northwest Iowa. There has been strong resistance to innovation in some quarters, the governor said, but the pendulum of progress has been swinging, and he hoped the state would keep it moving, and consolidate the gains as well as making new plans for the future. Iowa has always been an export state, the Governor pointed out, and will probably remain so, but we can export industrial products as well as raw foodstuffs, and should* He touched briefly on some of the state needs, such as educational requirements of expansion, and up-dating of some state institutions as to buildings and personnel. At the conclusion of his remarks, he called for questions from the floor, and discussed were matters of education and the cost of state security guard forces. With regard to the latter, the Governor said his life and that of his family have been threatened a number of times. Governor Hughes was introduced by Joseph Straub, Algona attorney. Mayor Bill Finn of Algona presided at the dinner. Mr. And Mrs. Dearchs Wed 50 Years Class Of 1916 In Reunion Here CLASS OF 1916 REUNION - Pictured above are 14 members of the Algona High School class of 1916, who held a reunion here last Saturday. Of the original class of 41, 16 were present, but two members were unable to get to the Algona Hotel in time for the picture because of the torrential rains that fell. They arrived later. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are: Homer Anderson, Panora; Ed Genrich, Lakewood, Calif.; Ray Miner, Dakota City; and Eugene Schemel, Algona. Back row, left to right, are: Alice Welsbrod Denker, Lester, la.; Zadonna Rawson Neal, Dexter, la.; Eleanor Norton, Vermillion, So. Dak.; Lillian Stoutenberg Jones, Swea City; Hazel Wright Burns, Algona; Gladys Horton DePue, Emmetsburg; Edith Davis Zuercher, Monroe, Wise.; Belle Fraser Moore, Ames; Ivadel Caughlin Kerr, McAllen, Texas; and Clare WheelerWolcott, Algona. Arriving as soon as the storm permitted were Rowena Bedell Varvora, Cedar Rapids; and Frances Wolfe Arnold, Seattle, Wash. Two members of the original class could not be located, but letters from 13 other members were read at the dinner, at which Eleanor Norton was toastmistress. The arrangements committee consisted of Mrs. Wolcott, Mrs. Burns and Mr. Schemel. The group had a tour of Algona Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Beardsley were special guests. Mrs. Beardsley was a teacher In 1916, and Mr. Beardsley a member of the school board. There were 28 guests at the dinner. (Glenn's Studio Photo) Mr, and Mrs, Claude Pearchs, Algona, will observe their golden wedding' anniversay with an open house at the Regular Baptist church Saturday, June 18, from 2 to 5 with their children as hosts. Claude Dearchs and Margie Hofius were married in the bride's home in Union Twp. by Rev. Day of the First Baptist church March 29,1916. They have lived most of their married life in Kossuth county. They are the parents of nine living children, 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They invite all their friends and relatives to call. Opening Band Concert Here Thursday Nile The first band concert of the season, by the Algona Municipal Band, will be presented tonight (Thursday evening) in the main Municipal Parking Lot, starting at 8 p. m. Director Russell Guster announces the following program: "Brighton Beach," March, Latham. "Unsinkable Molly Brown", Selection, Willson. "Gold and Silver", Waltz, Lehar. "The Crosley' , March, Fillmore. "The Glow Worm", Familiar, Linoke. "On the Warpath' , Indian Dance, King. "La Cumparsita 1 , Tango, Rodriguez. "North-South College All- Stars", March, Fillmore. "Apples and Bananas", Popular, Scott. "Pass Me By", Familiar, Coleman. "Sentimental Journey", Familiar, Brown. "Prestissimo' , Galop, King. "Star Spangled Banner' , National Anthem, Smith. Algona Home Hit By Fire On Wednesday A fire that could have been very serious was extinguished rapidly by Algona firemen at the^home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Subject, 1214 E. Elm street about 8:50 a. m. Wednesday. Cause of the blaze is not known. The blaze got its start in a children's bed room where twin beds and mattresses were ignited. The beds and mattresses were ba*ily damaged, walls scorched and there was also smoke damage, according to Assistant Fire Chief Kink Willey. Mrs. Subject and the children were at home at the time. She was working in the utility room and didn't know anything was wrong until the children ran in telling her the rest of the house was full of smoke. Mr. Subject carried one of the beds outside and firemen carried out the other, saving the house from further damage*. The Subjects had just purchased new bunk beds and were planning to store the beds which burned at the home of relatives. There was no estimate of damage. To Hire Full-Time Civil Two Injured; Defense County Director Three Mishaps In The Area Nine cities and towns in Kossuth county and the board of supervisors have signed resolutions establishing Civil Defense in the county, according to Mayor Bill Finn. Civil Defense is a must in every county as it is now mandatory by law - and 78 Iowa counties already have installed a program. A $10,000 budget has been set up here for the first year, with towns in the county to provide about one-fourth of the funds, the county one-fourth and the Federal government the remaining half. The funds will be used for administrative purposes to put a plan in operation in Kossuth - and later, such equipment as is necessary will also have to be purchased. Here again, the Federal government will pay up to half the bill. Resolutions have been signed by mayors and councils at Algona, Lakota, Whittemore, Swea City, Bancroft, Ledyard, Wesley, Fenton and Lone Rock and the supervisors. Officials at Tltonka, Burt and LuVerne have not reported, but will probably also sign up. Civil Defense is now a county-city effort. At the next meeting, a board consisting of one member from each town, a member of the board of supervisors and County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst will be named. It is hoped the meeting can be held next week. A chairman and vice chairman will then be selected from this group and the board will then interview and screen persons before hiring a full-time director. It is not known for sure what the budget in future years will amount to, but will probably be higher than the first year's spending. Funeral Held Funeral services for Lily M. Bunkofske, 79, longtime resident of Burt were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the McCullough Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. Kenneth Coles officiating. Burial was at the Burt township cemetery. Pallbearers were Roy Ringsdorf, Theodore Jacobson, Roscoe Stewart, M. J. Trunk- hill, Harley Boeckholt and Rudy Tietz. A complete obituary appeared in the June 14 issue Master Mason Honor Conferred The Master Mason degree was conferred on James Lowman, Tuesday night, In ceremonies conducted at the meeting of the Prudence Lodge No. 205, here, with the Kossuth Shrine Club conferring the degree. Thursday night the club will again exemplify the degree work for Jerry Anderson. Gary A, Garrett, Lakota, sustained a skinned knee and hand when the motorbike he was riding collided with an auto driven by Theodore Evenson, Algona, at the intersection of Oak and Jones streets (highway 169) here at about 5 p.m. Monday. Garrett was headed north on Jones and Mr. Evenson east on Oak at the time. The Algona man was charged with failing to enter an Intersection safely and damage to the motorbike was estimated at $125 by police who investigated. At 7:15 p.m. Monday, autos driven by Ronald R. Factor and Eldora M. Agena, both of Algona, collided at the Intersection of Elm and Phillips streets, resulting in an estimated $600 damage to the autos. Factor was charged with failing to yield the right- of-way by police. Saturday at 6a.m., a car driven by John A. Vigdal, 15, Whittemore, was involved in a mishap a mile south and a mile east of Whittemore on a road around a gravel pit. Damage to the auto was estimated at $1,000 and Vigdal was taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment of head lacerations. He was charged with instruction permit, reckless driving and operating without consent violations. Patrolman Tom Cogdall investigated. Johannsens Married 50 Years Mr. and Mrs Henry C. Johaonsen of Algona will observe their 50th annjwsjry with an open house Sunday June 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Methojjst cjbiiirch. Hank, as he is familiarly known, hag been a capenter and general contractor siace 1914, All neighbors, friends and relatives are invited. (Glenn's Studio Photo.)

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