The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 21, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 21, 1966
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Cl««r Pictures - More News - Biggest Circulation By Far BY RUSS WALLER Iowa JayCees, who will hold their summer meeting at Mason City (and we venturfe the thought of Clear Lake also) on July 29, 30 and 31, will have as their featured speaker an ex-Algona boy, Clark Mollenhoff, who is what might be called the scourge of stuffed-shirt officialdom in Washington - at least he is to some. His book, "Despoilers of Democracy", a whodunit account of scandals and dishonesty in government as he has witnessed it over the years while a Washington correspondent, is a best seller. Algona JayCees will have a delegation present at Mason City. * * * If there is anything at all that we could learn from the folks in Southeast Asia, it might be that flowing robes and garments of looseness are the logical type of warm-weather clothing .... Just think how comfortable it would be If the tightness of a belt - or a girdle - did not have to be contended with in hot weather. This is not intended as a "back to suspenders" movement, but they did make cooler sense. * * * Algona's City Dump has not received much attention from this corner of late, especially since it has been pushed westward and is a little less noticeable .... but one of these days it will still have to be relocated, when we run out of dump ground at the present site. * * * "Persons hardest to convince they are of retirement age are children at bedtime." * * * Ruth Shierk, who corresponds for a host of newspapers, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Fairmont, Mason City, from this area, was called to Kenosha, Wise, hastily, Monday night, by the death of her mother who had been living in a rest home there. * * * If s budget time again .... all cities, towns, school districts, units of county government, etc., either have or soon will publish their financial askings for the next fiscal year. . . . they make interesting reading with comparisons of amounts spent for each of the past two years and the asking for the coming year. It is somewhat surprising that so few taxpayers turn out at the public hearings on these budgets, hearings which definitely determine just what the real estate taxes will be in any given area for the coming year. ,* * * Up in Minnesota, Republicans are shedding crocodile tears over the fact that Gov. Karl Rolvaag did not receive a party endorsement for re-election, although he is going to run in the DFL primary anyway .... what they really want is for him to run and split the party vote, knowing that if this happens both he and his opponent, Lt. Gov. Keith, will be the losers. * * * Sometimes it seems as though our sense of direction is wrong .... with all of the domestic problems we seem to have race riots, murder, strikes, drug addiction, etc., couldn't we better afford to devote our energies in an attempt to solve them, and let some of the rest of the world tend to its own knitting while we tended to ours ? * * * One of the most interesting and usually puzzling - things in the world, is the set of instructions that come with each new gadget. The writing of plain, clear, prose is still an art .... an art not found in most sets of instructions. * * * \ Famous Last Line - And now, Mr. Justice Douglas, would you please tell us how you do it? Slgona jWotneg ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter »t the postofftce at Aluona. Iowa (50S11). Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1966 16 Pagts - 2 Sections VOL. 101 NO. 55 Former Algona Man Passes In Washington Stanley O. McDonald, 51, Burbank, Wash., former Algonan, died Friday at 3:30 p.m. of a heart attack while at work on the lower Monumental dam in that area. He had sufferd previous attacks. Mr. McDonald was an electrician who went from Algona to Washington in December, 1943, and had made his home there since. His employment had been on large projects since that time. Masonic funeral rites were held at Pasco, Wash. Monday at 8 p.m., with Rev.Blackwell officiating. The body was then returned to Algona and funeral services are slated for 3:30p.m. in the McCullough Funeral Chapel Thursday. Rev. Frank Harcey will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverview cemetery here. Six Masons will serve as pallbearers-. Mr. McDonald was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McDonald, well- known Al- gonans, and was educated here. He resided in this area until moving to Washington state. He is survived by his wife, Etta M., Burbank Wash.; and two nephews, Gary, Algona, and David, Des Moines. His parents and two brothers, Dale and Sherwood, preceded him in death. National Guard Holds Special Drill Here Several hundred members of the 194th Field Artillery of the Iowa National Guard were in Algona last weekend at the Armory. They participated in a weekend drill in unit training in preparation for encampment at Camp Ripley, Minn., which starts July 30. The nen arrived at 1 p. m. Saturday and returned to their homes that evening. They reported again at 8 a. m. Sunday and dispersed that evening. In addition to the Algona "B" Battery, men came from Humboldt, Storm Lake, Spencer and Estherville. Capt. Howard Stephenson is commanding officer of the Algona unit. Algona High Class Of 1926 In Reunion Held A CLASS REUNION of the Algona high class of 1926 was held last Saturday, and further details of the reunion will be found on page one of the second section in today's paper. Coming from the farthest distance was John Shirley, son of a former county superintendent of schools, who came from Newark, Delaware. There were 35 members of the class here, out of an original class of 84. Total attendance, with husbands and wives, was 63. Pictured above are class members here for the reunion, and three teachers of 1926. Front row, left to right: Helen Samp Bradbury, Sioux City; Jeanette Goeders Bush, Independence, Mo.; Myrtle Berg Broadhurst, Chester, Montana; Anna Nelson Kent, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Claris Kresensky, (teacher), Algona; Clayton Sutherland, (teacher), Ames; Frances Messer, (teacher), Humboldt; Evelyn Johnson Sorensen, Iowa City; Ruth McMahon Carpenter, Marshalltown. Second row: Irene Nickerson Fessler, Ringsted; Doris Brown Keith, Algona; Mildred DeGraw Stephenson, Manchester, la.; Louella Potter Alderman, St. Louis; Lola Sculfham, Algona; Gwen Jones Whitehead, Mason City; Marlon Todd Cates, Glen Ellyn, HI.; Wilma Steussy Pech, Walker, la,; Catherine Doran- Fitzpatrick, Odell, HI.; Anna Steussy Schunke, Black River Falls, Wise.; Herbert French, Rossie, Iowa; Afha Hardgrove, Algona; Kathleen Holtzbauer Volt, Mr. Pleasant, la.; Lloyd • Bohannon, Algona; and Wm. Dooley, West Bend, Wise. Back row: Maynard Stephenson, Manchester, La.; Raymond Reid, Algona; Earl Sprague, Ames; Clarice Berhow Runksmeier, Ledyard; John Shirley, Newark, Del.; Alma Greiner Pearson, Algona; Leslie Samp, Ottawa, HI.; Esther Ohm Bunn, Madison, Wise.; Elizabeth Nugent Lowe, Algona; Horace Schenck, Harlan, la.; Julius Winkel, Algona; Katherine Kain, Des Moines; Don Cronan, Toledo, la.; and Edward Van Treese, West Chicago, HL (Photo by Poundstone Studio) Promenaders Dance Algona Promenaders will dance Saturday, July 23, to Whitey Aamot of Waseca, Minn., starting at 8:30 p. m. at the Municipal Airport. In case of rain the dance will be at the V. F. W. All square dancers and spectators are welcome. Wesleyans Wed 50 Years Mr. and Mrs. Louis B, Lickteig of Wesley will be honored Sunday, July 24, at a special 10 o'clock high mass in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. Father Domonic Lickteig O'Carm, brother of Mr. Lickteig will be the celebrant. Agnes Lickteig, Greeley, Kans., and Albert Rosner, Wichita, Kans., their attendants, plan on being present. A reception will be given by their children from 2:30-5:00 p. m. at St. Joseph's church hall. Relatives, neighbors and friends are cordially invited to attend. They request no gifts. Josephine Rosner and Louis Lickteig were married Jan. 16, 1917 at St. John's Catholic church, Greeley, Kans. They began farming here, moved to Buffalo Center on a farm in 1920 and then to Wesley in 1930. In I960, they retired to their new home in Wesley. The Lickteigs have seven children; Albert, George and Thomas of Wesley, Edward of Burt, Robert and Mrs. Theresa Berger of Algona, and Marjorie (Mrs. Edward Kenyon), of Whittemore. They have 31 grandchildren, one deceased. Matt Kellner Funeral Held, St. Joe Church Last rites for Mathias J. Kellner, 89, St. Joe retired farmer, were held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church there, with Fr. Leo Schumacher officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Jerome, Ed and Thomas Kellner, Cyril Thilges and Sylvester and Joseph Berte. Mr. Kellner, a resident of the St. Joe area for 85 years, died Monday in a nursing home at Humboldt. Born in Germany Nov. 22,1876, he was a son of Mathias and Katherine Kirsch Kellner. He came to this area at the age of four and married Katherine Hilbert Sept. 27, 1906 at St. Joe. She preceded him in death 11 years ago. He farmed in the area prior to retirement. Survivors include two daughters, Isabelle (Mrs. Joe Berte) and Loretta (Mrs. Lawrence Thilges), Bode; two sons, Arnold, "Livermore, and CyriLBode; 26 grandchildren; and a brother, John, St. Benedict. A son and two sisters preceded him in death, $100 Fine For Beer To Minor, Mayor's Court Six persons paid fines, ranging from $5 to $100 and court costs in Mayor BUI Finn's court here this week following preliminary hearings of a variety of charges. Wendell L. Rockwell, Thompson, was fined $100 (with $50 suspended) for making beer available to a minor; James Paulsen, Lakota, $50, possession of beer as a minor; Darrel Parcel, Algona, $10 earless driving; Ronald J. Brlggs, Algona, $15, speed restriction; Richard H, Busch, Algona, $10, speeding; and Michael J. Dreyer, Algona $5, failing to yield the right- of-way. Spray Plane Crashes, Bancroft Strikes Power Line; Pilot Is Uninjured A Rockwell, la. pilot, Ernie Meyer, luckily walked away from the wreckage of the plane, shown above, following a mishap at the northwest edge of Bancroft, Tuesday. Mr. Meyer, employed by the Bauer Flying Service at Bancroft for the past nine years, was spraying soybeans in a field at the Art Doyle farm when the mishap occurred. When asked it he had ever been in a crash before, Mr. Meyer said, "Yes, but not while I was at the controls of the plane," then displayed a lengthy scar on his upper left arm apparently sustained in an earlier crack-up. The photo above shows the scene in the Doyle field, looking northwest. The completely smashed plane was headed west, right to left, before the mishap. Mr. Meyer had just made a pass over the field, headed east, circled and was going to spray another strip when tricky winds, which prevailed Tuesday, somehow caused the craft, a Piper PA-18, 1952 model, to hit power lines running north and south at the east edge of the field. Mr. Meyer stated he has plenty of speed, and must have as the craft went nearly a quarter mile into the field before finally coming to rest. A pole was pulled nearly down near where the plane hit the wires and wires were dragged quite a distance into the bean field. While the tail section of the plane appeared to absorb much of the damage, there was also general damage to most parts of it. According to Frank Bauer, Jr. of the Bauer firm, the plane and spraying equipment was valued at $5,000. The plane was the first one lost by the Bauers in 20 years of spraying work since the firm first began operations. Mr. Meyer wasn't scratched in the crash. (UDM Polaroid Photo) Bridge Mishap, Two Bancroft Girls Are Hurt Two Bancroft girls, Linda Breese, 17, and her sister, Cheryl, 10 sustained injuries when an auto driven by the former struck a bridge and crashed into a ditch a mile north of Lone Rock on a county blacktop road at 11:10 a.m. Monday. They were treated by an Armstrong doctor. Linda suffered lacerations and head injuries and Cheryl a back injury. The auto was headed north. It struck the right side of the south end of the bridge, ricocheted through the bridge and landed in the west ditch north of the bridge. The right front tire of the vehicle was blown out and may have been the cause of the mishap. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated and stated the car was a total loss. Canadian Air Puts Damper On Hot Weather That predicted wave of cool air, moving down from Canada for the past several days, finally arrived during the night, Tuesday, and a soothing 49 degree temperature developed early Wednesday morning. week's weather as at station KLGA HI 95 82 79 85 90 91 85 LO 71 66 57 59 60 71 62 49 R tr. tr. The recorded follows: DATE July 13 July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19 July 20 Crop prospects at the moment have seldom been better in this area. Bancroft Man Is Injured By Pheasant A Bancroft painter is an avid pheasant hunter but today he holds the title as "pheasant fighter." Clyde Reinsbach, 39, was re- turing home Saturday evening when a pheasant flew up and struck the rear view mirror on his car. The impact threw the bird against the window vent on the driver's side, breaking the glass and putting the injured pheasant in fighting position near Reinsbach's face. He managed to fight the bird off, but not until it got in its licks, scratching and tearing at his face. Terry Jensen, a passenger in the car, was not injured Reinsbach sustained a swollen nose and severe scratches. Man Is Fined $300; Enters OMVI Plea A county attorney's information was filed in district court here this week against Harold L. Peterson, charging him with OMVL He was arrested here July 2 and entered a plea of guilty this week. Judge G. W. Stillman levied a-fine of $300 and court costs. A divorce petition was filed by Alice V. Baker against James C. Baker, defendant. They were married Jan, 17, 1946 at Alameda, Calif., and the plaintiff charges cruel and inhuman treatment, asking custody and care of three minor children, temporary alimony of $350 per month and property. Fenton Voters O.K. Natural Gas Franchise Fenton voters, Tuesday, went to the polls in a special election there and gave approval to the granting of a franchise to North Central Public Serice Co. on a 25 year non-exclusive basis. The vote was 99 In favor of the franchise and 32 against it. This is the fifth franchise granted to North Central Public Service for a gas franchise this year. Other similar franchises have been approved by voters in Ledyard, LuVerne, Pomeroy and Fonda. The company has made no definite announcements yet as to its plans for the immediate future in developing natural gas supplies for the communities affected. - o - LONE ROCK TO VOTE ON ISSUE AUG. 23 A similar proposition to that presented at Fenton will come before the voters of the town of Lone Rock on Tuesday, Aug. 23. North Central Public Service is asking for the same franchise there. An official notice regarding this special election will be found on page two of this section. Is Hospitalized Lawrence Winkel was admitted to Memorial hospital at Mason City, July 7. He is making satisfactory progress and expects to be brought home within a few days. Elected At Ledyard Orville Brandt was elected commander of the Ledyard American Legion post, last week. He had been vice commander, and succeeds Everett Thompson. Gus Simonsmeier was named vice commander, Glen Klocke, adjutant, and Melvin Busch, finance officer. Sales Of New Vehicles Hit 36, Past Week Sales of new vehicles picked up in this area last week, with no less than 36 registered at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. Owners are: Chevrolet - Jacob, Jr. or Sherry Peterson, truck; Algona Livestock Auction; Elbert Chevrolet, Whittemore; Earl or Juanlta Loss, Irvington; M. J. Holm, Burt; E. L. or Clare Wolcott, Algona; James or Linda Egdlngton, Algona; Florence V. Faber, Burt; Tltonka Service Center. Ford - V. E. Hutchison, Swea City, pickup; R. D. Anderson, Swea City, pickup; Clarence or Mae Menz, Fenton, Pickup; Barbara S. Welp, Bancroft; W. J. or Josephine Mayland, Titonka; W. A. Brones, Swea City; W. J. Stork, Bancroft; Ralph or Lydla Donovan, Algona, CMC - E. A. Elsbecker, Bancroft, pickup. Dodge - Interstate Power Co., Swea City, pickup; F. W. McConnell, Algona; R. E. or Ardella Will, LuVerne. IHC - A. H. Lickteig, Wesley, truck. Buick - R. L. or Virginia Bauer, Fenton; Schultz Bros., Algona. Olds - Walter or Ella Magnuson, Armstrong. Mercury - J. P. Studer, Algona; Dennis or Claire Ruste- meier, Bancroft; Marguerite A. Hayes, Irvington. Plymouth - E. D. or Sharon . Lovstad, Burt; R. A. Holtzbauer, Algona. Rambler - Lucille M. Montgomery, Algona, Honda - Jerome R. McCarthy and Gary Q. Dodds, Algona; Reuben J. Skow, Wesley; and Eugene J. Irons, Elmore. Suzuki - Russell J. Bode, Algona. Rites Pending For Well-Known Algona Woman Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Parks McMurray, 81, resident of Algona for about 50 years, were pending at the McCullough Funeral Chapel here at press time. Mrs. McMurray died early Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Home here. Born at Cedar Rapids, Sept. 19, 1884, she was a daughter of Thomas and Amanda Zerbe Hunter. She married Fred Parks July 27, 1907 and after coming to this area, Mr. and Mrs. Parks managed the county home for 23 years. He died in 1941 and she continued to manage the home for the next eight years, then married Harry McMurray Dec. 8, 1948. He preceded her in death in 1957. Mrs. McMurray was a member of Eastern Star and Presbyterian church here. A sister, Mrs. Emma Forney, Cedar Rapids, survives. She was one of seven children in the Hunter family. Suggests Bin Use A bill that would allow public or private non-profit organizations to obtain unused grain storage buildings has been proposed by Congressman Stanley Greigg to the Committee on Agriculture. Many of the buildings are not now in use as the grain surplus has declined. Greigg said his measure was aimed at enabling the structures to be used by school boards, fair boards, local industrial development groups, etc. Vandals Damage Grotto Authorities are seeking persons responsible for vandalism that caused unestimated damage to the nationally famous Grotto of Redemption at West Bend over the weekend, Palo Alto County Sheriff Richard Miller said Tuesday. A rock-cutting machine used to carve intricate designs was overturned. Plaster was broken in a rest room and bricks were knocked out of wall partitions. In the park adjacent to the grotto, chairs and benches were thrown into a scenic pool. The same persons are believed responsible for damage at the West Bend Elevator Co. building. A rock was thrown through a large window, hog feeders were overturned, a small Tree uprooted and rocks thrown through a window of a nearby car.

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