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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 14, 1966
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ftye Clear Pictures - Mor« News - Biggest Circulation Jflomes ESTABLISHED 1845 ,5 s * cc . ond c!a$s matter at the postottlce at Alsona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1966 IS Pages - 2 Sections VOl. 101 NO. 31 BY RUSS WALLER If anyone doubts that baseballs are "hand-made", an incident took place recently that seems to indicate they are. Garrigan Coach Duane Kramer reports that in a recent Gar rigan game, the plate ump called for a new ball and threw it to the pitcher. The pitcher was a bit startled to find a big needle Imbedded in the new baseball in the stitching. A pair of pliers remedied the situation. * * * Class reunions are most interesting events, and the Algona High Class of 1926 is holding its reunion this coming Saturday, July 16, with the climax to be a dinner at the Country Club. Elizabeth Nugent Lowe, one of the class members, and several local helpers, have spent some months running down the present location of the class, and a few never were traced down to the present time. Algona residents still, from the class of 1926, are Lloyd Bohannon, Doris Brown Keith, Helen Cook Laing, Alma Greiner Pearson, Atha Hardgrove, Leota Hauenstein Hanselman, Elizabeth Nugent Lowe, Raymond Reid, Lola Scuffham, Wilma Wildin Kuhlmann and Dr. Julius Winkel, if the record is correct. In the course of 40 years, the class members have scattered far and wide, with a considerable number now residents of the .west coast. The whereabouts of seven members never have been ascertained. * * *, Tom Kelly, business manager of the Emmetsburg -papers, has a very fine hideaway in the Colorado mountains, and for the past few summers has made good use. of it . . . this summer, because of the help situation, he .decided to forego the cabin for a while . . . and ran into the'; hottest summer weather streak in recent years. If he' ever gets back to Colorado, . he'll appreciate it just that much more, : ' * * »c 'Just what would cause anyone to- rip up and damage property in. a public library is beyond understanding. But such was the case at the Algona Public Library sometime last Friday night,. A library is pretty much of an inoffensive thing, never talking back, and seldom getting into controversial situations that would anger anyone. Yet the vandals,- and they must be youngsters, because it is hard to imagine an adult doing such a thing - managed to wreck havoc in the place in a senseless, meaningless manner. * * * There are some headaches in operating a Drive-In theatre, too. Between the manipulation of the signs outside, which sometimes turn up with startling sentences, to ripping out of the loud speakers and hacking up the toilet facilities, the seeming urge to damage property goes on and Fill County Slates, Filing Deadline On Judge Nomination Eye Sept. 6 Primary Vote Judge Joseph P, Hand of Emmetsburg will preside at a hearing set for 10 a.m. this Friday, in the Kossuth Court House, on action taken by five members of the I4th District Judicial Nominating Commission to stay the proceedings of the Commission as executed on July 8, and asking that the minutes of the meeting be produced in court. The action centers on the question of legality of the nomination of two candidates for a district judge post in the 14th Judicial District. The five lawyer members of the Commission and District Judge G. W. Stillman who presided at the July 8 meeting are defendants in the action. Plaintiffs are the five laymen on the Commission. The fundamental issue .involved in the action is whether or not a presiding district judge can vote at a meeting of the Judicial Nominating Commission. : The lawyer members of the commission in this district contended he could. The laymen, think the matter should be clearly defined and cited an Iowa Attorney Getieral's ruling from 1963, as reprinted below, as the basis of their viewpoint. An Official Opinion From the Office^ of Evan Hultman Attorney General of Iowa September 19, 1963 COURTS: Judicial nominating commission, membership — §606.7, 1962 £ ^^K, 34 , 3 ' 59t \ G - i-' ( ? hl !°- 60th- G. A.; A certified court reporter HU<Mf g } !? membersl »P '"the district nominating commission. The ?I K V F- e> as a member ° f such commission, cannot have the power to break a tie among the members of the Commission. Mr. Samuel 0. Srkardi, Wapcllo County Uttornc V : Reference is herein made to your letter of August 22, in which you request an opinion on the following questions : 1. "Can a certified court reporter, who is also an attorney, but who is hlrX e "?P fIo .y!d.'n the district as a court reporter, legally be a menu her of the district judicial nominating commission? 2. "In case of a tie vote among the members of the district judicial ZwW c ° mm ' sslon -. d °l s th « district judge of such district, who is a senior in length of service, have a right to vote to split the tie?" 1. The. constitutional amendment relating to the election of judicial nominating commissions for the purpose' of .naming candidates for Supreme and district court judges (Ch, 343,1 69th G. A.), provides that members of such commissions "shall holdirtq office of profit of the United States or of the state during their terms.": Section 605.7, 1962 Code treats such a court reporter as holding an office.: There it is said, "Such reporter shall take an oath faithfully to perform the duties of his office." On the foregoing authority, the court reporter holds an office of profit and therefore is ineligible to membership on a district judicial nominating commission. 2. Insofar as your second question is concerned, I am of the opinion that the district judge will not. have the power to vote to break a tie among the members of the district judicial nominating commission. The district judge, who is a member of the commission and is its chairman is so by operation of the Constitution. The constitutional amendment for the election of judges provides, in Ch. 343, 69th G. A., page 344: willai Rn h» JUd P ° f / Uch Udi8 . trict . wh ° " a senior in length of service will also be a member of such commission and will be its chairman." On the other hand, Chapter SO, 80th G. A., provides in §14 thereof the following: wVt,; ;* S «? h . no . min . e es shall be chosen by the affirmative vote of a ma- fiS?A8^ u "« the «— °< Statutory members of the commission are those appointed by the Governor and those elected by the bar. The district judge holds membership in the commission by neither of the foregoing procedures. His appointment is provided by the constitutional amendment, <:*s**S:::%:ssm^ Pick Citizens Advisory Unit For School Study on. * * * We are a strange people tell us that there are 270 million stars in the universe and we raise no question about it, but put up a sign saying "Fresh Paint" and see what happens * * * One thing we've noticed over the years, in the newspaper business, Wheh you have extremes of temperature, or sudden changes of seasons, the obituaries increase. * * * What this world needs is a summit meeting on the level. * * * One of our local citizens, L. Garbett, braved the torrid temperatures in getting to Marshall, Minn., Monday, in connection with his Directory Service work. He was back Tuesday, however. While he was eating supper, Monday evening, a truck driver cut too sharply, ripped off a rear section of the Garbett car parked at the curb, and kept on going. The Minnesota highway patrol caught up, however. * * * Famous Last Line - There is nothing wrong with a political joke unless it gets elected. Milo Durant Is Bond Winner Winners of the drawing at Schultz Bros, in Algona last Friday were the following: Milo Durant, Algona, $100 U. S. Savings bond; Richard Nielson, LuVerne, $50 bond; Garland Bradley, Algona,, $25 bond; Art Ristau, Algona, rod and reel; 15 towels to Mrs. Anthony Waechter, West Bend; Grace Foster, Fenton; Mrs. Rose Sabin, Algona; Jerry Bradley, .Algona; Louis Merkle, Livermore; Milton Bilyeu, Algona; Charlie Douglas, West Bend; Elliott Skilling, Algona; Mrs. Jack Purcell, Algona; Ronald Sabin, Algona; Ken Harris, Algona; L. A. Schultz, Whittemore; Chan Dailey, Algona; Marie OBrien, Algona; and Clinton Rath, Lone Rock. Licenses To Wed Four wedding licenses were issued during the past week at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson. Applicants were: James F. Antoine and Maxine Meyer, July 7; John M. Connelly and Charlene LaBarre; and Lawrence L. Youngwirth and Nancy Ringsdorf, July 8; and Terry L. Johnson and July K. Hansen, July 9, Thirty-nine persons have been invited by the Board of Education of the Algona Community School District to serve on a Citizen's Advisory Committee to assist in planning for expansion of school facilities of the district. Within the next few weeks a series of meeting will be planned to review the details of the proposed expansion with members of the committee. A definite proposal for the voters of the community will probably be formulated for a special election sometime this fall, possibly October or November. Named to serve are: Mrs. Nat Bangs, Mrs. Max Bartholomew, Wes Bartlett, Francis Bjustrom, Hugh Black, Floyd Bode, .Mrs. Dan Bray, Russ Buchanan, Ted Charles, Jack Chrischilles, Mrs. Randall Clark, Bob Deal, Phil Diamond, Mrs. Jim Dodds, Mrs. Millie Elbert, Mrs. Delores Erickson, Jim Geelan, RonnieGerber, Mrs. Ed Gilmore. Burton Harmes, Kirk Hayes, Don Hemmingsen, Ted Herbst, "Dutch" Honsbruch", Gene Hutchins, Mrs. Les Kenyon, Raymond Kohlhaas, Cecil Long, Richard Mawdsley, Pat Montag, Mrs. Carl Nelson, Harold Poppen, Mrs. John Schutter, George Sefrit, Miles Sloniker, Dean Taylor, Mrs. Richard Thoreson, Mrs. Marian Will and Mrs. Harold Zimmerman. A lively primary election, followed by what should be a hot general election, was guaranteed voters in Kossuth county when the final day for filing nomination papers for county offices was reached here yesterday (July 13). For the first time in years, full slates of candidates will be found representing both of the major parties, Democrat and Republican. First trip to the polls will be Tuesday, Sept. 6. At that time, party tickets will be voted. Most interest here will center on the race for two supervisor posts, the first and third districts. Then on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the general elections (choice of one candidate for each post) will be held for the two supervisor posts and three major county offices, attorney, treasurer and recorder, plus the position of State Representative. By parties, here are the candidates and post being sought, which will be on the ballots in the primary: DEMOCRATIC Supervisor - first district: Charles Plathe, Incumbent; Louis Balgeman and E. J. (Jiggs) Kollasch. Supervisor - third district: John Welhousen, Raymond Baade, Richard Cosgrove and Andrew Reising. County Attorney -GordonWin- kel, incumbent. County Treasurer - Rosella Voigt, incumbent. County Recorder - Clara Walker, incumbent. State Representative - Mancil Hurlburt. REPUBLICAN Supervisor - first district: Harold Trauger. Supervisor - third district: William Rode, Earl Stott and Ted DeBoer, Jr. County Attorney - W. B. (Bing) MacDonald. County Treasurer - Don Jorgenson. Couty Recorder - Mrs. Mertie H. Huber. State Representative - Karl Kiilsholm. There will also be township clerks and trustees on the ballots, along with other non-county post candidates. In the first district supervisor race, Mr. Trauger, who is unopposed, is certain to be the Republican choice, so he will wind up opposing Mr. Plathe, Mr. Balgeman or Mr. Kollasch for the job Nov. 8. The third district supervisor race is torrid. Five of the seven candidates are sure to drop out in the primary, so it will be one of the four Democrats vs. one of the three Republicans for the position in November. John Rode, Republican, long-time member of the board and present chairman, is not a candidate for re-election. County Attorney Winkel has held the post for several years, while Mr. MacDonald is a newcomer in county politics. Winkel is very well-known, being a lifelong resident of this area and Mr. MacDonald, a native of Chicago, is associated with Shumway, Kelly and Fristedt law firm here. Miss Voigt is the experienced county treasurer now in office and is originally from Whittemore where her parents till reside. Jorgenson is from Ledyard and has been deputy county auditor for the past two years. Mrs. Walker is also an experienced county officer and a longtime resident. She is well- known. Mrs. Huber is from Burt where she is presently employed at the Burt Co-Op Elevator. Hurlburt and Kiilsholm are well-known In the area. Hurlburt is a cattle feeder and conservationist from Swea City; Kiilsholm farms northwest of Algona. They will be seek- 3 Days Of 97° Sear Area ing the post held for some time by Casey Loss, Democrat, Algona, who re signed to be named to the State Board of Regents. The two candidates are both active In farm and community organizations. In the primary, there are no contests in the attorney, treasurer, recorder or Representative races. Voters will have a choice, by party in the other races. Three other major county office holders, Auditor Marc Moore, Republican, SheriffRalph Lindhorst, Democrat, and County Clerk Alma Pearson, Democrat, are at present in the middle of four-year terms, having been reelected in 1964. Their terms run until the 1968 election. Elmer Kelley, Well-Known Algonan, Dies A well-known retired Algona auto mechanic, Elmer J. Kelley, 81, died Tuesday morning at his home here. He had recently been hospitalized at St. Ann for several days and had not been in the best of health for some time. Funeral services for Mr. Kelley were held at 9:30 a.m. today (Thursday) in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Msgr. P. P. G-earen- officiating. Burial was at Calvary cemetery and Hamil. ton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Elmer J. Kelley, son of Matthew and Eva Curtis Kelley, was born here Oct. 30, 1884. He married Theresa Zittritsch in St. Cecelia's church May 15, 1912 and they were recently honored by their children for the 54th anniversary of their wedding. Mr. Kelley was employed for many years as a mechanic at various garages here prior to retirement and was one of the original members of the Algona Band. Besides his wife, survivors include adaughter, Kathryn(Mrs. Harold Voigt; three sons, Eugene, Russ and James; two sisters, Ethel (Mrs Ted Johnson) and Ruth (Mrs. Ralph Parsons); and three grandchildren, all of Algona. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. OMVI, Divorce Cases Filed, District Court Two new cases, an OMVI matter and a petition for divorce, were filed in district court here this week. Rodney H. Johnson is charged with OMVI in a county attorney's information. According to the information, he was arrested here June 25 by Patrolman Tom Cogdall after his auto allegedly struck a tree on East State street. Margaret Nelson, plaintiff, is seeking a divorce from Stanley Nelson, defendant, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married May 7, 1960 at Sioux Falls, S. S., and have a minor son. The plaintiff asks support and custody of the child and equitable relief. Skin Grafting Timothy Crowley, 7, son of Mrs. Viola Crowley of Algona, was transferred from St. Ann hospital here to University hospitals at Iowa City, where he will undergo grafting operations. Timothy was seriously burned June 15, when he and two brothers had emptied gasoline from one can into another and touched a lighted match to the then empty can. He suffered burns, mostly to the right side of the body, to the upper arm, back, abdomen, chest and hip. Some Moisture Gives Slight County Relief Kossuth county literally broiled the first three days of this week with three consecutive days of 97 degree temperatures officially reported at the KLGA weather station here. Other thermometers, not of the official variety, showed even higher readings around the area. A slight moderation appeared possible, but no extensive lowering of temperatures was predicted for the next several days. However, the Kossuth county area did get some spotty moisture, a condition that would be welcomed by many other areas. West and northwest of he re, lands are parched for want of rain, travelers report. The week's weather follows: DATE HI LO R July 6 79 GO .28 July 7 88 58 July 8 86 63 July 9 96 74 .4 July 10 97 69 .06 July 11 97 71 July 12 97 71 .01 July 13 - 71 tr. Mrs. Gifford Burt, Passes; Funeral Today A well-known Burt lady, Nellie May Gifford, 69, lifelong resident of that area, died at 1 a. m. Tuesday in Lutheran hospital at Ft. Dodge. Funeral services for her will be held at 2 p. m. today (Thursday) in St. John's Lutheran church at Burt, with Rev. Arnold Vehling officiating. Burial will follow at the Burt township cemetery, with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Born at Burt, July 9, 1897, Nellie Mae Harvey was a daughter of Franklin and Mary Kennedy Harvey. She married William Gifford June 1, 1918, and they farmed near Burt for many years until they retired and moved to town in 1962. Besides her husband, survivors include four daughters, Anita (Mrs. Marvin Marlow), Lone Rock, Arlene (Mrs. P. W. Marlow), Burt, Wilma (Mrs. Lawrence Presthus), Burt, and Phyllis; two sons, Billy, Lone Rock, and James, Bancroft; a sister, Ruth (Mrs. Elmer Phillips), Sexton; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Buffalo Center Man Injured In Crash Here A Buffalo Center man, John S. Lande, 51, sustained bruises and other possible injuries when the auto he was driving was struck from the rear by a truck driven by Ronald J. Briggs, 27, Algona, on highway 169 south of the entrance to St. Ann hospital here at 8:50 p. m. Tuesday. Mr. Lande was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital for treatment and Briggs was charged with a speed restriction violation by Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson who investigated. Both vehicles were headed north at the time of the mishap. There were seven passengers in the Lande auto, a Cadillac, which sustained an estimated $2,000 New Bookkeeper LEDYARD - Mrs. Jerry Gilbertson has taken over the duties of Mrs. Darrel Johnson, as book keeper at the Ternes Garage. Mrs. Johnson is now employed at the Elmore Produce. Man's Best Friend? Study Air-Conditioning Of County Courthouse Representatives of all offices in the courthouse here met with the board of supervisors for a discussion'of the possibility of installing an air conditioner Tuesday. While no action on the matter was taken at the meeting, it is possible a large unit might be installed. Cost would probably approach $10,000 and some would like to use Interest from county-invested funds to keep from upping the tax levy for the installation. It was first suggested window units might be purchased and installed. However, duct work for a centralized conditioner was built Into the structure and would be available if a central system is used. The building, like many other structures in the area, has been hot during the recent summer weather. The temperature in one room a couple of days ago was 102 degrees. It is hoped the conditioner can be purchased and installed during the present summer. Titonka Indian Days To Feature Parade, Bands Ralph Steinman Passes; Rites Here Thursday Ralph (Curly) Steinman, 65, lifelong resident of Algona and well-known laborer for several contracting firms for many years, died Monday night at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 4 p. m. in the McCullough Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial will follow at Rlvervlew cemetery. Pallbearers will be LeRoy Crapser, Glenn Rike, Fred Lupkes, Lawrence Gillepsie, Ed Wolcott and William Prothman. Ralph, son of Adam and Sarah Bowman Steinman, was born here Nov. 4, 1900, and was employed locally for most of his adult life by local construction firms. He never married. He is survived by a brother, Lloyd, Algona; two sisters, Nellie (Mrs. Paul James), Algona, and Florence (Mrs. Kermit Burtis), Waterloo; six nieces arid nephews; and five grandnieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roy. Whittemore Man Hurt In Burt Accident A Whittemore man, Donald D. Jones, 38, sustained a possible broken nose and abrasions when the station wagon he was driving collided with the rear of a truck driven by Dennis E. Lynch, 42, Bancroft, a half-mile north and half-mile west of Burt on highway 169 at 19:15 a.m. Tuesday. The mishap occurred at the intersection of the highway and the driveway totheRedMadsenfarm. Mr. Jones was brought to Algona, treated by a doctor and released. Seven bands, a drum and bugle corps, and 30 parade units will be a highlight of the annual Indian Days celebration at Titonka this weekend, Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16. The Seneca Saddle club will also be a parade participant, and the Royal United Shows will lend the carnival touch to the celebration with a full scale midway. A free act program will be presented afternoon and night, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., with outstanding attractions. A comedy act that has been on the Ed Sullivan program, John Shirley and Bonnie, Jimmy James with another comedy act, and other features are to be offered through Mario Show Productions. Along with these events there will be community prize awards. Bands that have Indicated they will be present for the parade are those of Woden-Crystal Lake, Thompson, Britt, Swea City, Algona, Bancroft and Titonka, and the Estherville Drum & Bugle Corps will also be present. A caliope pulled by a mule hitch will be another attraction. - o RINGSTED HARVEST FESTIVAL JULY 29-30 Ringsted's annual Harvest Festival will kick off July 29 with a big parade at 10:30 aum. and a Harvest Festival Queen will be chosen from among five candidates. The Businessmen's club is sponsoring the event. A $50 prize is to be awarded for the best float entered, and kids will have a special parade section also. A tractor rodeo contest is another feature planned this year. Mayor's Court Four persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week following preliminary hearings of traffic charges. They were Jerome K. Hansen, Mapleton, Minn., $85 reckless driving; Nancy V, Mattoon, Britt, $IQ, speeding; Virginia M. Krebsbach and Thomas E. Moe,_Ai- gona, $5, failing to yield the right»ol~way. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines,

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