The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 30, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 30, 1966
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Clear Pictures — More News - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Up in the northwest portion of Kossuth county, two families went through an unusual exchange about two weeks ago .... they traded homes. The Darrel New- lins now reside in Eagle twp. in the home formerly occupied by Mrs. Fred Newlin and Pauline, and the latter have moved to the farm that Darrel and family formerly occupied in Swea twp. Mrs. Helen Youngwirth of Wesley has never been what you'd call a fishing addict.... in fact until a short time ago she had never been fishing in her life. Then with her son John and his wife, Lou Simpson, and Dr. Jongewaard, all of Wesley, she went into northern Minnesota.... and you've probably guessed it the 72-year-old Wesley woman caught the biggest fish of the bunch, a nice northern. * * * If you think that at times the parking meter tickets here are pretty severe, how about the situation in Carrara, Ualy. Over there a young man was recently fined 3,000 lira ($4.80) for an "act of personal cleanliness on a public thoroughfare," which was contrary to an obscure law. What did he do ? He manicured his fingernails while waiting for a friend. * * * Do you suppose that if the City of Algona receives that federal grant for general improvement and a zoning survey, it might come to pass that someone, somewhere, would inject a paragraph suggesting that the city dump be moved to a less prominent location ? * * * Our sympathy toes out to the University of Oregon girl student editor of the campus paper who faces possibly jail and a fine because she has refused to reveal names of students with whom she talked, and got information as to marijuana smoking on the campus. She is being cited for contempt of court. Nobody is arguing as to whether or not her story was right - they just want to do it the easy way by having her reveal names of her informants. We presume that if she could find it out, so could a trained investigative force. * * * Unless you were a coiri collector - old and rare coins that is - you may not have taken in the coin show here last Sunday. But there were thousands of dollars worth of rare coins on display .... and so far as we knew, not an armed guard in the place. But it WAS Sunday. * * * A Polish freighter, cruising in the Mediterranean, recently fished up a half million U> S. cigarettes, packed in waterproof containers .... somebody back in WW II must have tossed 'em overboard at the wrong spot! * * * Well, the King of Saudi Arabia is getting a good taste of democracy in high gear in the east .... welcomed at the White House, rejected in New York City .... but he should worry that oil is still pumping back home. * * * It was with sincere sorrow that we carried the obituary of John Beiser last week. For many years while operating the Smoke Shop, he witnessed the passing scene from the front windows, and heard countless stories of good and bad fortune related by the hundreds he knew, without censure or sarcasm, but often with helpful suggestions. He was a very human, sensible person, who will be missed. * * * Research experts state that eye colors are inherited .... with the exception of black, which are usually donated. * * * Definition of the Week - A Pessimist is a man who made the mistake of financing an Optimist. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1B7D ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 16 Pages — 2 Section* VOL. 101 NO. 50 County School Plan Of 6 Districts Fire Sweeps St. Joe Farm At Midnight Fire swept through two quonset buildings, destroying oneandhalf of the other on the farm of Mrs. Art Illg near Bode shortly after midnight Saturday. There was no estimate of damage to the property. Algona firemen, called before the Bode department, were roused at 12:11 a.m. and went to the farm, located in Riverdale township a mile west and nine miles south of Algona. It isn't known how the blaze got its start. A 50 X100 foot quonset, which apparently had been damaged by snow or wind earlier, was destroyed and a '40-foot section of a 25 X 100 foot quonset also burned. Destroyed in the buildings, which had been used earlier in turkey and hog raising activities, was a variety of equipment, including heaters, waterers, ventilation fans, other feeding equipment, tools, etc. A small 2-stall garage, located 15 feet from the larger quonset, was not burned. Two gas tanks and fuel oil tank beside the garage were kept from blowing up with streams of water. After the first contingent of Algona firemen went to the scene, a call was sent in for more water and men, so a second fire truck was sent out. The Bode department made a second trip for water before the fire was put under control. The place is farmed by children of Mrs. Illg. She lives in the house located on the farm. Funeral Held Wednesday For Algona Woman Funeral services for Mrs. Rosetta L. Johannsen, 68, lifelong resident of this area, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church, with Rev. W. R. Noland officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Earl Sheppard, John and Alvin Weber, Fred Geigel, Ed Gilmore and Frank Sterling, Mrs. Johannsen died about 9 .. p.m. Sunday at St. Ann hospital, one week after she and her husband were honored at an open house at the Methodist church, marking their golden wedding anniversary. Born in Union township April 3, 1898, Rosetta Lillian Cook was a daughter of Joseph and Minnie Shirk Cook. She married Henry C. Johannsen, Algona carpenter and contractor, June 21, 1916 here. She was a member of Eastern Star, Roual Neighbors, was active in church organizations and was a member of the flower committee for 30 years. Besides her husband, survivors include a brother, Russell Cook, Algona; and a sister, Pearl (Mrs.MelvinDutton), Burt. A sister, Florence, preceded her in death. Call Commission, Nominate Judge A call has been issued by Judge G. W. Stillman for a meeting of the judicial nominating commission of the 14th district, as a result of the resignation of District Judge Fred M. Hudson. The commission, consisting of five lawyers from the district and five laymen, will meet July 7 to nominate two lawyers for the judgeship. One will be named by Governor Hughes, under the new process of selecting judges when a vacancy occurs. From Algona, Don C. Hutchison is one of the five lawyers on the commission, and Russ Waller is one of the five laymen. 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' • • ••! *rn'" -I • •.; Fv 1 -', ^4^^^«4-i*^ : • v •v..f«-.-.J"V "}•••! ..^-A..}" — '--f- --: i' • F •;: ' ' ' - .;• • ; yi jJ^. • I ' I t ' •'•*'• '•'•'• i .f t — • l (r**-.k--a t .« • ' ..', .^.^^Vi^rAoit-j- '-.v~wi..-F—-"^i ^.'•'••?,. Hu-r 3 i • v •! -• ; --i i Lone Rock Farmer Fatally Crushed Ronald Collins Victim Monday In Tragedy Tragedy, in the form of a fatal farm mishap, struck sometime late Monday morning at the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Collins, Lotts Creek, in the Lone Rock neighborhood and as a result Mr. Collins, 49, who was crushed and died of a broken neck when a truck box fell on him. His body was found by two teenage sons, Charles and Terrence, when they returned after cultivating in nearby fields about 1 p. m. Mrs. Collins was at work at West Bend at the time. Details of the tragic mishap are not known, due to the fact he was working alone on the place, located in section 5 of Union township, when it occur red. The farm is owned by Dr. M. G. Bourne, Algona, and Matt Streit, Algona, is farm manager. RONALD COLLINS As pieced together, these seem to be the facts: Mr. Collins was loading corn into a truck in the corn crib. It is thought one end of the truck box had been hoisted mechanically away from the chassis of the vehicle and that he intended to repair or work on the hydraulic lift mechanism under the box. He apparently, probably accidentally, tripped the lever which released the mechanism and the box, which contained an esti- mated 2,000 pounds of corn, fell on him, breaking his neck. Mr. Collins, widely-known in Kossuth county farming circles, announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for State Representative from Kossuth county in this newspaper May 19. It would have been his first time as a candidate for a political office. Ronald H. Collins, son of John and Mary Buttemore Collins, was born at West Bend, March 19, 1917. He was educated at West Bend and during his senior year in high school, his father died, so he began farming the family place. In 1944, he moved to Livermore and farmed near there for four years, then to the farm where the family presently lives in 1948. He married Luella Gisch at Livermore, Sept. 2, 1941. Mr. Collins was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Farm Bureau and Farmers Union, had a dairy herd, served on the Dairy Herd Improvement Assn. of Kossuth county and in 1964 was one of four Iowa dairymen who took a trip to Washington, D. C. for contact work with congressmen and dairy organi- zations. He is survived by his wife; five children, Charles, Terrence and Patricia, at home, Colleen, St. Paul, Minn., and Sharon (Mrs. Eugene Poeckes), Hinton; three brothers, John, West Bend, Dr. William Collins, Santa Ana.CaL, and Dr. Robert Collins, Waseca, Minn.; a sister, Nellie (Mrs. Douglas Taylor), Baxter Springs, Kans.; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a. m. Thursday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here, with Fr. James Bruch officiating. Burial was scheduled at Sts. Peter and Paul's cemetery, West Bend, and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Harvey Larson, Billy Gifford, Joe King, Herman Thilges, Ray Mertz and Clarence Metzger. One U-D-M Next Week There will be no Algona Upper Des Moines printed next Monday for distribution Tuesday. The next issue of this paper will be the Thursday issue of July 7. Tetanus Proves Fatal For Sexton Farmer Arnold Danielson, 55, well- known Sexton area farmer who contracted tetanus (lockjaw)during the second week of May, died at a Rochester, Minn, hospital Tuesday night. McCullough Funeral Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements, which were pending at press time. He had been at Rochester since it was discovered he had the disease and it was thought he was rallying and would pull through. The attack of tetanus came as a result of a splinter which wedged in one of his fingers. Two days later, he became ill, had a stiff back and sore throat. He was first taken to Mason City, then flown to Rochester, Survivors include his wife and two sous. Comes To Light After Ledyard Court Ruling A district court decision that ruled in favor of the Kossuth County Board of Education In the proposed Ledyard school district, as against a North Kossuth group that favored such a proposed district, brought to light the fact that a county plan of education has been formulated that would reduce the present 12 administrative areas within Kossuth county to six, Judge G. W. Stlllman rendered lils decision last week, ruling that the county board's rejection of the proposed plan was not improper. In his decision Judge Stlllman said the County Board of Education action was within the descretion of the board, and was "contrary to a county plan." The "county plan" had not previously been outlined, but the adjacent county map shows the general outline of the County Board of Education proposals for Kossuth county which would result in six administrative districts for the county Instead of 12 as at present. The major change Involved concerns the north end of the county, where the original differences of opinion have existed, and where the proposed new Ledyard district originated, rejected by the county board, appealed by the district, and with the county board then upheld by the judge's decision. The school districts that would all be ; .rnped Into one administrative district In the "county plan" are Lakota, Ledyard, Grant, Swea City, Bancroft Independent, Greenwood twp. and Ramsey twp. County Supt. A. M. Quintard, following the court decision last week, announced that an election would be held for a rural school board for the west part of Grant district, June 27, to elect directors. That portion of the district goes Into the Swea City district, July 1. The eastern part will be without any school organization after July 1. Previously independent areas have mostly joined some other district in recent weeks. An area generally in Lotts Creek has joined Sentral, and segments of Whittemore, Riverdale and Prairie have joined the Algona Community School District. There were indications that the group supporting the proposed Ledyard district might appeal the district court decision. They have 30 days to file an appeal to the State Supreme Court if they so desire. The school administrative shakeup proposed came to light only when the district court decision ruled with the statement that the Ledyard plan was "contrary to a county plan." Proponents of ; : : . the Ledyard district say that no complete county plan had ever been publicly presented to their knowledge. There are some students from Kossuth county not concerned with all of this, as they are in school districts where the administrative headquarters are outside of Kossuth county, such as Corwith-Wesley, Twin Rivers, West Bend, Armstrong and Buffalo Center - all administrative districts serving fringe areas of Kossuth county. The adjacent map shows the six districts that will come under the county plan. District 1 Is the North Kossuth district as proposed including the school areas outlined earlier. District 2 is the Sentral district, No. 3 is the Burt district, No. 4 the Titonka district, No. 5 the Algona district, and No. 6 the LuVerne district. Judge G. W. Stillman recently ruled a petition for review of an earlier district court decision to be dismissed here. The Ledyard Community School District, plaintiff, had asked the review, Defendant in the matter was the County Board oj Education.

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