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Clear Pictures — More News — Biggest Circulation jWotnes. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter al the postoffire at AlRona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. ia")2. undrr Act of Congress of M.irc-h 3, JS79 AIGONA IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1966 20 Pages - 2 Sections VOL. 101 NO 51 BY RUSS WALLER COUNTY LAKE, a few miles north of Algona on US 169, was stocked with about 12,000 fingerling large mouth bass, last Friday, reports Bill Easier, Iowa conservation officer for this area. They came from the Federal hatchery at Gavins Point, S.D., brought here by the State Conservation Commission. BUI says that by the end of this year they should be 9 tolZinches in size, and next year will be catchable . . . there is talk of putting a few catfish into the newly made artifical lake, also. * * * The Directory Service personnel, most of 'em, anyway, spent last week at Ruttger*s Resort on Whitefish Lake in northern Minnesota, sales meeting, fishing, swimming and just plain fooling around, eating and sleeping, etc. . . .memo to Floyd Holt - "We got the message." ... for those who brought home no other souvenirs, some had a few fly and mosquito bites to remember the occasion. * * * We wondered about that first announcement which said Mrs. 'Bernice Geiger was going to return to Sheldon to live, after release from Federal prison for involvement in a two million dollar bank theft ... but since then it seems she has had second thoughts, and isn't planning to remain there permanently. The 64-year-old widow was released on parole, after being a model prisoner in West Virginia. * * * We enjoy getting new items, clippings, etc. from readers at distant points, especially when they concern ex-residents, as reported recently by Selma Godfredson, from California . . . a three column picture and story in a Santa Monica newspaper sports section tells of Dick Samp being honored for his work with the Santa Monica recreation department, for his "outstanding contribution" to aquatics. He is recreation supervisor in Placentia, and was physical director and swim coach at the Santa Monica YMCA. Dick is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Samp of Los Angeles, former Algonans. * * * If facts and figures are correct, the pheasant hunting next fall might be better in southern Iowa than northern Iowa. A recently completed "count'' indicates the pheasant population in the state is up, greatly in the southern part of the state, not so much in the northern part where checkers say the bird population is decreasing because there is a continual loss of cover for the birds. * * * Several Land Actions Here By Council Several actions, concerning large and small parcels of land within the city limits here, were taken by the city council during a regular session at the city hall Wednesday night, June 29. A resolution was adopted which will result in the official platting of the Edna Smith first addition to the city, located east and south of the Bertha Godfrey school in the east portion of Algona. Quite a few lots are Included in the area. The next meeting of the council will be held Thursday, July 7, at which time Mr. Solem, urban engineer of the State Highway Commission from Mason City, will be present to discuss matters connected with the proposed new highway 169 through Algona. A preliminary budget will be ready to present at the next regular council meeting to be held July 13. A request by Ben Wibben, asking that a 33 x 198 foot parcel of land, north of Call street and west of Lowe, be vacated, resulted in final passage of an ordinance by the council. The city clerk was authorized to offer the area, which is partly under water, for sale and final action will be taken during a council meeting July 27. Wlb- ben offered $100 for the property. In the final action on land, an offer from Vic Samson to buy a small parcel on North Phillips street was tabled. Chet Schoby appeared before the council and read a letter from Geo. Call, Sioux City, descendant of one of the city's founders, regarding a museum for the Kossuth Historical Society, wliich at present has its possessions on display in rooms above the S & L store here. The letter referred to possible use of the small city park, a block west of Bryant school, which was given to the city by the Calls, as a site for a building to be used as a museum. There was no action taken. Russell Buchanan was re-appointed to the library board and City Clerk Dave Smith was authorized to attend a course on management practices at Iowa City. Nine cigarette permits were issued; beer permits went to Colony Inn, Mary Ann's Cafe and the Johnson House; and liquor permits were okayed for Johnson House, VFW, Legion, Colony Inn and Algona Hotel. Gets Broken Nose Steve Fitzpatrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fitzpatrick, suffered a broken nose last week as he was catching during practice for his Little League team, the Cubs. A batter's swing caught him across the bridge of hisnose. Whew! 95 Is High During Week This area apparently escaped the severe weather that bounced around the rest of the midwest Tuesday afternoon and evening (with Des Moines hard hit by high winds), but the mercury managed to give everyone fits during the past week. High reading during the period was 95 degrees the Fourth of July. Low was a pleasant (at last) 60 degrees during the woo hours Wednesday, July G. Only rainfall was ,28" measured Wednesday morning. Here are the readings: Hold Danielson n .. KltCS June 30 July 1 July 2 July 3 July 4 July 5 July 6 H 90 92 94 94 95 93 L G6 67 68 67 67 72 60 R .28'' Louis Balgeman Is Supervisor Candidate LOUIS BALGEMAN A third candidate for the county supervisor post in the first district of Kossuth county announced this week he would run on the Democratic ticket in the primary election Sept. 6. He is Louis Balgeman, West Bend, who farms and operates a custom corn shelter in Garfield township. Mr. Balgeman, whose father, Frank was a county supervisor some years ago, was born and raised in the county. In the primary, he will oppose incumbent Charles Plathe and Jiggs Kollasch, on the Democratic slate. Mr. Balgeman is married and the father of two daughters and a son. He has served on various farm and community committees in the past and has never been a candidate for public office previously. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto). Local Church Last rites for Arnold Danielson. 55, Algona, who farmed three miles west of Sexton, were held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran church here, with Hev. G. J. C. Gerike officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens here, with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Palll>earers were Dale Briggs, Glen Gabrielscm, Cecil Long, Perry Lowinan, Carol Potter and Mike Wagner. Mr. Danielson succumbed at a Rochester, Minn, hospital Tuesday, June 28, following a six-week battle against the effects of lockjaw. Arnold Danielson, son of Carl and Margaret Nielsen Danielson, was born Jan. 1, 1911 in Tama county. He was married to Edna Mae Fitch Dec. 6, 1941 at Algona and they have farmed for many years in the Sexton neighborhood. Mr. Danielson contracted tetanus (lockjaw) from a sliver in the finger and was taken to a Mason City hospital, then to Rochester for treatment. His condition improved somewhat at times, but he remained in serious condition until the time of his death. Survivors include his wife; seven children, Larry and Carl, both in the service, Danny, David, Bruce, Janice and Dianne, at home; three brothers and a sister, Einer, St. Charles HI., Edith, Vigo and Max, Copenhagen, Denmark. 40 Firemen Of County Meet And Organize Kossuth County fire departments met at 7:30 p. m. Thursday at the Burt Town Hall to organize a Kossuth County Fire Association. Keith Dryer, head of state fire extension at Iowa State University was the featured speaker and helped with the organization. According to Ralph Elbert, .Algona fire chief, no one fire department in Kossuth County has enough man-power or equipment to fight a major fire. Through the association they would organize and work together. Elbert was elected president and Rudy Fangman, Bancroft, fire chief, vice president. About 40 were present. Couples To Wed Two wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Terry Heald and Margaret Keith, June 28; and James F. Dierberg and Mary N. Welp, July 1. Rash Of Minor Mishaps Over 4th; Three Injured Charges 01 O.M.V.I. Filed Over Holiday Urivors had a great deal of trouble negotiating streets, roads and highways in Kossuth county durim; the long July Fourth weekend, but with the exception of throe |«rsons who sustained varying minor injuries (plus a lan;i.' amount of property damage), Lady Luck kept the six mishaps reported from becoming too serious. Several drivers were charged as a result of their part in mishaps and the injured reportedly were all treated by area doctors and released. Slier iff Ralph Lindhorst was notified about 6 a. m. Saturday of a one-car accident 4 3/4 miles west of Algona on McGregor street road, at its intersection with the railroad tracks. Lowell Gene Fehr, 23, Rolfe, apparently lost control of his vehicle when he hit the crossing. The car rolled into the south ditch. Fehr was treated by an Emmetsburg physician for back and chest injuries. Fehr was found lying in a ditch 50 feet west of the wrecked auto by a passerby, Gene Walker. The mishap occurred at 2 a. m., four hours before it was discovered. Sheriff Lindhorst estimated the 1962 Chevrolet traveled approximately 1,134 feet before coming to rest. The car was a total loss, with complete body damage, according to Lindhorst. The Algona police department investigated two 2-car collisions Friday. One occurred at 4:37 p. m. at the intersection of Hall and Call streets when cars driven by Everett E. Anderson, 56, Wesley, and Jerry Dale Sankey, 18, Ft. Dodge, collided. Anderson was going north and Sankey going west. Damages to the Anderson car were estimated at approximately $50 and to the Sankey car at about $25. The other mishap occurred at the intersection of Kennedy and Wooster streets at about 5:30, when cars driven by Virginia May Krebsbach, 26, and Vicki Ann Steil, 22, collided. Mrs. Krebsbach, proceeding north on South Wooster, was watching traffic from her left and collided with the Steil car, which was coming from the right, Mrs. Krebsbach was taken to a local doctor with neck injuries. Five-month old Stephanie Steil suffered head injuries. Damages to the Krebsbach vehicle were Golden Wedding For Algona Couple Mr. and Mrs. Max Miller, pictured here, will observe their Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday, July 10, from 2:30 to 4:30 p. m., with an open house for friends and relatives at the Algona Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were married July 12, 1916, at Emmetsburg, where Mr. Miller was then working in a bank. Mrs. Miller is the former Nona Metz of Emmetsburg, a native of that city. Mr. Miller was born at Cherokee, and was in an Emmetsburg bank for four years, later moving to Terril and Webster City. They came to Algona in 1931. For 30 years Mr. Miller was territory manager for the John Deere Co., retiring in 1958. They are parents of two living sons, Irving (Pudge) Miller of Algona, and Bruce of Tucson, Arizona, and two daughters, Margaret Hardgrove of Toledo, Iowa, and Dorothy Hardgrove of Algona. The Millers are members of the Methodist church and Eastern Star, and Mr. Miller is a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge, where he has also been serving as an officer. They request no gifts. (Glenn Studio Photo) estimated at $300 and to the Steil car at $200. Mrs. Krebsbach was charged with failure to yield the right- of-way. Police Investigated a two-car collision at the intersection of Nebraska and Jones streets at 5:25 Saturday, Thomas Edward Moe, 38, Algona, was going south on Jones, and Richard Joseph Ford, 26, Bancroft, was traveling east on Nebraska. There was an estimate'] $300 in damages to the Moe car and about $200 to the Ford vehicle. Moe was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way. At 5:30 p. m. Saturday, an auto being backed from a parking spot on State street by Herman Funk, 75, Algona, collided with another car driven by John S. Rosensteil, 30, Algona, resulting in $100 damage to the Funk car and $350 damage to the other. The Rosensteil auto was headed east at the time. PatrolmanTom "A celebrity is a person who works hard to become well-known and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized." The Small School kids held an edge over the Big School ones in the last Dean's list from Iowa State for the spring quarter, in this area. Maureen O'Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loyola O'Brien of Algona, was so honored. Similar honors also went to James Oppedahl of Ottosen, Mark E. Boyken and Kathleen Eden, both of Titonka, and Earl H. Maahs of Whittemore. * * * According to a report of Social Security account numbers, the most common names for females in order of their popularity are Mary, Dorothy, Helen, Margaret Ruth, Betty, Elizabeth, Anna, Mildred and Frances. * * * Seems that the government of India has laid down the law ... no more grain sorghum will be accepted from the U.S. - only viheat. Nothing like being choosy about the handouts 1 * * * Famous Last Line - (Quoted from recent speech by Richard Nixon) : "If the war isn't over by 1968 we're in trouble." 41 A.H.S. Grads Of 1956 In Reunion Forty-one of the 63 members of the Algona high Class of 1956 held a reunion, recently, and the above picture, taken by Mike Stillman of Algona, seemed to indicate that the first 10 years after graduation, at least, had done very little to diminish the fresh appearance of a class of graduates. The gathering took place June 15 and included a family coffee, 91 social hour, climaxed with a dinner at the Algona Country Club. From left to right they are: Seated, Luanna Alt Ditsworth, Algona; Carol Godfredsen Groen, Algona; Marilyn Seller O'Brien, Fonda; Nancy Kain Cook, Upland Calif.; Doris Rath Hoist, Algona; Mary Palmer Fritz, Saugus, Calif.; Donna Mae Han- sen Walker, Irvington; Sharon Strayer Rule, Holstein; Elaine Branson Chandler, Dubuque; Janice Meyer Hentges, LeSeuer, Minn; Jeri K. Voigt Licht, Clare; Virginia Simons, Rochester, Minn. Second row, left to right, Ronald Ditsworth, Algona; Avis Finley Christensen, Burt; Janice Markla Dodds, Algona; Larry Johnson, Algona; Jerry Ferstl, Algona; Karen Shirley, Oakland, Calif.; Sandra Hutchins Allen, of Des Moines; Cheryl Vander Waal, Sausalito, Calif.; Arnetta Sweet Norland, Titonka; Marten Smith, Algona; Robert Harms, Algona; Perry St. John, Savage Minn; Donald Hansen,_ Algona; Jody Cutler, Ames; Loren Nelson, Algona. Back row, left to right: Jae Robert Givens, Titonka; Frank Kern, Algona; Verna Pugsley Gagen, Des Moines; SueSprague Schrader, Britt; Robert Jensen, E. Lansing, Mich.; Eugene Helmers, Des Moines; Doug Meyer, Humboldt; David Phillips, Berkeley, Calif.; Richard Yeoman, of Algona; Harold Bjustrom, Whittemore; Gary Webb, Algona; David Seller, Algona; Edward Berninghaus, Whittemore, and Richard Vipond, Sioux City. Cogdall charged Mr. Funk with starting a parked vehicle. Friday at 8 a. m., an auto driven by Patrick D. St. John, 18, Algona, went out of control and rolled on a gravel road two miles south and one-half mile west of Burt. Damage to the auto was estimated at $800 by Patrolman Ed Lynn who investigated. THREE CHARGED -- Three men were charged with OMVI as the Fourthof July weekend was getting underway here. All were apprehended July 3 by police officers. They were Cecil L. Anderson, Des Moines, and Harold L. Anderson, Winterset, first offense, and LeonM. Arerid, Algona, fifth offense. The Des Moines man posted $350 bond after a preliminary healing in mayor's court and was bound over to district court. Arend's bond was set at $1,000 and was not furnished, Further action in the matter will follow. In other mayor's court hearings, Craig D. Taylor, Algona, was fined $4, stop sign; Darrell Steven, Algona, $10, passing on the right; and Marie A. Lamplight, Algona, $4, failing to yield the right-of-way. Court costs were also assessed. Plan Community Sale Here To Aid Family A community sale will be held at the KC hall east of Algona on highway 18 east of Algona this Friday in an attempt to raise funds for the family of Arnold Danielson. Mr. Danielson, well- known Sexton-Algona area farmer, who succumbed at a Rochester, Minn., hospital recently to the effects of tetanus. The sale will begin at 6 p.m., with Ronald Peck and Raymond Spencer, auctioneers. Algona Boy Scouts will canvass the city Thursday from 6-9 p.m., picking up any goods that might be sold - with the exception of clothing. They will then haul the items to the hall for the sale. Goods should be left on the front porch of your home. If the Scouts miss picking up items, please see that 'they are delivered to the KC hall in time for the sale Friday. File School Appeal On Basis 'New Evidence* An appeal of a recent district court ruling against the formation of a proposed Ledyard Community School district, will be made to the State Supreme Court, backers of the proposed school district revision said last week. The filing of an objection must be made by July 15. Proponents of the proposed district said that they would base their appeal on "new evidence" in the matter. They referred to the fact that a "county plan" has been disclosed which did not seern to be the same county plan as originally suggested by the County Board of Education and filed with the State Department of Public Instruction. In the meantime, a special election held last week elected school directors for the east Grant district, with 27 votes cast. Soren Pedersen was elected for one year, Vernon Haag for two years and Gerald Pedersen for three years. This election was called following the district court rejection of the proposed Ledyard district, and upholding the previous ruling of the County Board of Education. The east one-third of Grant is not now in any district and a school board for the fraction of the township was necessary to adopt a budget and eventually decide transportation and tuition solutions and what school the children of that area would attend. Brain Tumor Surgery, Boy, 12 BANCROFT - Dale Jensen, age 12 , son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jensen of Bancroft, underwent surgery for removal of a brain tumor on Monday June 22 in Sioux Falls, S. Dakota. He is making excellent recovery and expects to be home within 2 weeks.

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