The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 12, 1966 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid &lgona tipper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at AlRona. Iowa ..«»,»».. IA ..,. .....,..*.., ...... ... ..», ** . LI .j (sosii). NOV. i. 1932. under Act ot Congrew of Man.h 3. 1(70 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1966 - 16 pages tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 52 Vandals Damage Public Library 97 Degrees Sunday The year's hottest weather smothered Kossuth county, Sunday. Temperatures reached 97 degrees, the recording instruments at station KLGA showed. However, it could have been worse. It was officially 100 degrees at Emmetsburg! 0. A. Campney Services Held Monday, Burl Funeral services for Oliver Arthur Campney, 84, longtime resident of Kossuth county, were held Monday afternoonatthe Burt Methodist church, with Rev. M. C. Davies officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Garden in Algona. The Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Campney had been a resident of the rest home in Bancroft the past six months, where he passed away. He was born at Toledo, Iowa, May 10, 1882. His parents moved to Pocahontas county when he was 12, and there he grew up. On March 31, 1909, he was married to Mabel J. Thompson at Havelock. The couple farmed in Pocahontas county until they moved to a farm near Burt in 1915. They retired from farming some 18 year sago and then moved to Burt. Surviving are the widow, two sons, Walter of Burt and Harold of Arnolds Park; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Davis of Burt and Mrs. John Buscher of Billings, Mont.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In his earlier days, Mr. Campney was active in community affairs and church activities, holding several offices in the Burt Methodist church, including that of treasurer for some years. Bill Morlow, L-Rock, Hurt In Tractor Mishap A well-known Lone Rock farmer, William (Bill) Marlow, luckily escaped with lacerations and bruises when he was thrown from the tractor he was driving Thursday afternoon. The mishap occurred on the Harlan Marlow farm east of Lone Rock. The front wheels of the tractor dropped into a large tile wash-out and Bill was thrown over the top of the machine. He was mowing hay when the mishap occurred, and apparently didn't see the large hole. The entire front end of the tractor was ripped off. Myron Alderson Funeral Held Here Monday Myron B. Alderson, 82, longtime Kossuth resident and more recently an Algonan, died at St. Ann hospital here Thursday. He had been a patient there since July 4 and during recent years had been living at the Good Samaritan Home here. Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p. m. in the McCullough Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Wm. R. Noland officiating. Burial followed at the Fenton Methodist cemetery. Pallbearers were Leo Immerfall, Frank Hofius, Virgil Gunder, I. W. Nelson, Marc Moore and Jens Sorensen. Myron Blanchard Alderson, son of William and Elizabeth Olson Alderson, was born in Essex township, Illinois, August 21, 1883. He later married Ella Legate, Feb. 4, 1904, and operated a restaurant at Belmond. His wife preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Raymond and Arnold, both of Algona; and a brother, H. B. Alderson, Cylinder. S. Erpelding, St. Joe, Dies; Monday Rites Sylvester Erpelding, 51, St. Joe-Bode area farmer, died Thursday evening at Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge. He was a lifelong resident of the St. Joe-Bode neighborhood. Funeral services were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church at St. Joe, with Fr. Leo C.Schumacher officiating. Burial was at St. Michael's cemetery, Whittemore, Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Six nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers. Born Nov. 6, 1914 at Whittemore, Sylvester Erpelding was a son of Casper and Mary Besch Erpelding. He never married and was a member of the Holy Name Society. Four brothers and sisters survive. They are Francis, Bode; Catherine (Mrs. Paul Behounek), Hayfield, Minn.; William J. C. Erpelding, Oelwein; and Delores (Mrs. George Wenneberg), Des Moines. Golden Wedding WESLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Lou Lickteig will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, July 24. The 10 o'clock mass will be for them. Their children are arranging the celebration. Discuss Plans For New U.S. 169 Through City A project slated for not later than 1970 to improve and perhaps reroute U. S. highway 169 through Algona, had its first review last Thursday evening in the city hall here with city officials and Chief Urban Engineer Solem of Mason City present from the State Highway Department. Also attending were Mayor Bill Finn, T. James Palmer, supt. of utilities, Howard Miller, chairman of the city streets committee, and Bill Steele for the Chamber of Commerce. Discussion centered on two routes, one the present routing, and the second a rerouting which would use Call street from Phillips to Jones, instead of State Street as at present. There was little discussion on the use of Oak street from Phillips to Jones. If either State of Call streets would be the route, the major problem indicated seemed to be how to improve Jones street from the downtown area north to where the new and wider paving was recently put in on U. S. 169. No definite action was taken on any of the routing, however. Responsibility of the city in the project would be the installation of such storm sewer projects as might be needed, and negotiating for any properties needed for widening streets along the path of the rerouting or improvement, as the case might be. Court Action Questions Judge Selection Legality A court action to ascertain the legality of the nomination of two candidates for appointment as a judge of the 14th judicial district of Iowa was filed last Saturday. Plaintiffs in the action are the five layman members of the Judicial Nominating Commission of the district. Named as defendants are the five lawyer- appointed members of the commission and District Court Judge G. W. Stillman. The question of whether a district judge is or is not entitled to vote at a nominating session of a Judicial Nominating Commission of Iowa, is the key point in the court action. The commission met in the Kossuth courthouse here last Thursday. A hearing on the Writ of Certiorari is slated for July 15, at 10 a. m., before Judge Joseph Hand in the Kossuth Court House. The Writ asks that the proceedings of the judicial nominating commission be stayed, and that the minutes of the meeting be produced in court. District Judge G. W. Stillman, as the senior judge of the district since retirement of Judge Fred M. Hudson, presided at last Thursday's meeting here. There are 10 statutory members of the commission. Under Iowa law, five of the members are selected by lawyers of the 14th judicial district, and five are appointed by the governor. When a vacancy now occurs on the district bench, the judicial nominating commission is called into session and is required to nominate two lawyers from the district as possible judges. One of them is eventually appointed by the governor to fill the vacancy. Lawyers from the district on the commission are William 0. Anderson, Estherville; Wendell T. Edson, Storm Lake; Alden D. Avery, Spencer; R. L. Hudson, Pocahontas; and Don Hutchison of Algona. Laymen on the commission are Eugene Ford, Emmetsburg; Wallace Bjornstad, Spencer; Kenneth Rohlk, Storm Lake; and R. B. Waller, Algona. The laymen are plaintiffs in the pending court hearing. The contention of the laymen is that the judge, while directed to conduct the meeting, is not a statutory member of the commission, and is not entitled to vote. They cited an official opinion handed down on Sept. 19, 1963, by then Attorney General Evan Hultman of Iowa, in which he said that under the laws governing the meetings and nominating of the judicial commissions, the district judge could not even vote to break a tie. This opinion was disagreed with by the attorneys, and the meeting held here last Thursday proceeded with Judge Stillman voting. On the first ballot, Murray Underwood of Spencer carried a 6-5 vote for a nomination. On the second ballot, the vote was 5-4-2 and not counted on the basis that no candidate had a majority. On the third ballot Joe Hansen of Emmetsburg had a 6-5 majority. Judge Stillman as directed by law was to certify the nominations of Underwood and Hanson to the State Supreme Court and Governor Hughes. The court action of the laymen is aimed at determining whether or not a presiding court judge can vote as a member of the nominating commission. The entire question is one that should be spelled out definitely for not only this case, but for the future. The 1963 opinion of the Attorney General evidently arose from a very similar question. Slash Chairs, Other General Destruction An act of sheer vandalism took place at the Algona Public Library sometime Friday night, with destruction and mutilation of library property resulting. The damage was discovered Saturday morning by Mrs. R. M. Phillips, librarian, when she opened the building. Entrance was gained by raising a window in the basement. In the main library, the vandals slashed the seats and backs of six upholstered chairs, as well as the office chair. They bent the hands on a large grandfather clock which had t)een presented to the Library over 50 years ago by the Carnation Club, a Sunday school class of the Congregational church of that era. They also slashed a large dictionary and did other general damage. Downstairs, obscene lettering was cut into the walls of the girls' rest room, and an Indian display was slashed and mutilated. The display was being used in connection with the summer reading program. In the storeroom a number of magazines were taken and strewn around the floors and hallways. The Algona police department was checking several leads and believed the vandalism ties into some other incidents which have teen reported in recent days. - o - BREAKINS REPORTED; SMALL LOSS OF MONEY Several break-ins were reported to Algona police Friday. One was at the Diagonal Cafe, another at Mary Ann's Cafe, and a third at the swimming pool refreshment stand. At the Diagonal Cafe about $4 in change was stolen, and some vandalism occurred. Entrance was gained through a rear window. At Mary Ann's Cafe, highway 18 and Main St., a glass was removed from the front door, and some merchandise stolen. At the refreshment stand at the municipal pool, about $30 was reported stolen. New Assistant At St. John's BANCROFT- Rev. Father Victor Ramacker began his new duties as assistant pastor at St. John's Catholic church June 28. He will be Principal of St. John's high school this fall. Father Ramacker, the son of Mrs. Fred Ramacker of Humboldt and the late Fred Ramacker had been citizenship director of Kuemper high school at Carroll and assumed various other parish assignments there.

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