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Cl*«r Picture* - More News - Biggest Circulation By For BY RUSS WALLER ABOUT 25 YEARS ago the ' Germans and British were doing everything possible to annihilate each other, but last Saturday afternoon teams from West Germany and Great Britain met in a "world's championship" soccer match, viewed by 100,000 spectators, amid good sportsmanship from both team members and spectators .... too bad we can't get teams from North Viet Nam and South Viet Nam together under the same circumstances. * * * BY THE TIME this is printed, this writer, with wife and son Jack, will be somewhere in northern Montana - with good luck. We're on a trip to Glacier National Park, points of Interest in that area, and plan on going south from there into Idaho, following the famed Salmon River gorge Insofar as the highway can follow it. For a time we'll forget the riots in the big cities, the hassles over budgets and their effect on taxation, the question of what kind of TV we're going to have In Algona, and whether or not the state surplus is too big. * * * IT MIGHT BE hard to believe, but one of the longest stretches of completed Interstate Highway In the U. S. runs from Fargo, N. D. to Glendive, Montana, right through the center of the wheat belt, and it makes for fast traveling. But, 64 miles north of Bismarck, N. D. is the famed Garrison Dam, one of the largest earth-filled dams in the world, which raises and backs up the waters of the Missouri river 200 feet above normal level. The dam cost $300 million, and brings to that area of North Dakota its most precious requirement — water—something we almost take for granted. And not too far from there, oil rigs dot the landscape in the Williston area, usurping the place of wheat and cattle as a prime economic producer. The Garrison reservoir has a shoreline of 1,340 miles - and part of it is in the Mandan Sioux Indian reservation. * * * SPEAKING OF SIOUX, we tend to think of them as all the same . ... but it's like speaking of Scandinavians, which might mean Norwegian, Swedish or Danish .... there are a half dozen separate tribal groups, but all belonging to the Sioux nation, and with characteristics as different as those of any other nationality. * * * THEY ARE STILL prospecting for oil in northwestern North Dakota - you see drilling rigs quite often. Sort of reminds me of the story of the farmer near Algona who, during the days of prohibition, brought in several tins of bootleg whiskey, and buried one of the tins in a creek bed near his farm home. But a torrential rain came along and washed away some of the bank and changed the stream's course a little at the same time. He still goes out in the creek area when time allows and keeps probing around, looking for his lost treasure. * * * BISMARCK and MANDAN are smaller but with the same rivalry tendencies as St. Paul and Minneapolis .... facing each other across the Missouri river. It was from Mandan (named after the Mandan Sioux) that General Custer and his troops left Fort Lincoln on their ill-fated trek to the Little Big Horn .... there's a restored earth-lodge Indian village still there and an Indian museum. Bismarck, the capital, is about the size of Mason City, modern now, but originally quite a wild frontier town. * * * LEWIS and CLARK camped there in 1804, Jim Bridger visited it, Sitting Bull figures in its early history. It is now within 100 miles of the geographic center of the United States (since Alaska and Hawaii came into the Union). * * * Famous Last Line - Aren't you a long way from home ? ' — • — — __ ESTABLISHED 1865 SSiSJ?^* * econd £!•" matter •* **" fotiotnet »t Alston., low. ,vva (505U), Nov. 1. 1932, und*r Act of Conirei* of March 3. 1878 ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1966 16 Pogtt - 2 S*c»ion» VOL. 101 NO. 59 County Fair Plans Are Completed s* 1 ***:*:*:*:*^ Algona Lady's Sister Passes Rites Held For Miss Durant Here Wednesday Judge Finds For Defendants MARGARET DURANT Margaret Durant, lifelong resident of Algona, passed away early Monday morning at St. Ann hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday. Margaret was the daughter of Anthony Hunter Durant and Caroline Harriet Worster Durant. She was a well - known writer and poet and had a great many of her works published. She was president of the National Poetry League for three years, was poet laureate of Iowa and a member of the North Iowa Writers Club. Miss Durant organized the Iowa Chapter of Chaparral poets and was state regent for 10 years and regional treasurer of the entire northwest organization. She is survived by her sister, Carrie I. Durant, who is in St. Ann hospital, and by a cousin, Mrs. Harry E. Ward. Three sisters and a brother, William Worster Durant, preceded her in death. , Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Congregational church in Algona, Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. The McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge and burial was at Riverview cemetery, Algona. New Principal, Coach Named Sentral High LONE ROCK- Robert C. Rice has been hired by the Sentral Community School to be principal for the high school building. Mr. Rice has been doing graduate work for the past year at State College of Iowa on his master's degree. Mr. Rice's home was Humboldt. He is a graduate of State College of Iowa, and has previously been in the Davenport school system for one year. He was with the Cedar Falls system for four years. Mr. Rice is married and has one child. Bert C. Hanson has been hired by the Sentral school board to teach for the coming year the following subjects: general business, typing, one class of physical education, coach boys basketball and football. Mr. Hanson's home was Pocahontas. He was a 1966 graduate of Northwest Missouri State College at Marysville, Mo. Mr. Hanson is married and his wife will teach in the Algona school system. They will live in Algona. Sentral Community school board held its meeting to hear the budget for the coming year and the board approved the budget. Sentral needs a teacher for 9th and 10th grade English. The job of custodian for the high school is open also, due to the resignation of Olaf Oftedahl who has been custodian for the past eight years. Mr. Oftedahl was the custodian at the Seneca School for many years prior to his coming to the Sentral High School building. Sentral School starts Aug. 29. At Waterloo A sister of Mrs. Ellen Blossom of Algona, E. Grace Rait, 84, died recently at a nursing home at Waterloo. She had been ill for the past year. Memorial services were held for her at the Nottger-Schoof Funeral Home at Cedar Falls July 27 and burial was at Greenwood cemetery there. A daughter of Alexander and Mary A. Rait, she was born July 3, 1882 and later graduated from the public school at Reinbeck. She was a teacher for 50 years and held a master's degree from Columbia University. From 1914-52, she was an associate professor at State College of Iowa, Cedar Falls. After retirement in 1952, she continued on emeritus status there until June, 1959. Besides Mrs. Blossom, two other sisters survive. Cecil Nail Of Corwith Dies Suddenly Cecil R. Nail, 52, prominent Corwith businessman, died suddenly Sunday evening at his home in Corwith. Funeral services were set for 2 p. m. Wednesday, at the Corwith Methodist church. Interment was at the Corwith cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Nail was a lifelong resident of Corwith. He was born April 3, 1914, the son of Walter and Bertha Nail. He was married July 1, 1940 to Marion Stephens at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. He is survived by his wife; four children, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Anderson, Des Moines, and David, Jane and Mary, all of Corwith; his mother and two brothers, Clarence Nail, Salem, Ore., and Edward Nail of Corwith. He was preceded in death by his father and an Infant brother. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. County Meeting The Kossuth county units of the American Legion Auxiliary will hold their Quarterly meeting Tuesday, August 9, at 2 p.m. at the Legion hall in Ledyard. A memorial service will be held, In Nomination Matter Here A judgment was entered for the defendants, G. W. Stillman et al, by Judge Joseph Hand in district court here this week, dismissing a Writ of Certiorari petitioned for by the five lay members of the 14th District Judicial Nominating Commission. The Writ was filed after the Commission met July 7 to attempt to nominate men to fill the post of district court judge vacated by the resignation of Judge Fred M. Hudson. It questioned the right of the chairman of the commission, Judge Stillman, to vote in the nominations. A 6-5 vote resulted when the chairman cast a ballot July 7. The other ten members of the Commission were the five lay members and five elected by the Bar Association. Gov. Harold Hughes appointed the lay members. The ruling by Judge Hand this week said: "The district judge of the district who is senior in length of service shall also be a member of such commission and its chairman. The petitioners maintained the chairman was not a statutory member and thus prohibited from voting. The question is - does the chairman have a right to vote? Submitted to the court was the proposed act known as sec. 7, Senate Vile 116 of the 61st General Assembly and specifically gave the chairman the right to vote. It was deleted from the File when It reached the House and was concurred in by the Senate. Petitioners maintain this was an Indication the General Assembly did not intend the chairman to vote. This may be true, but It also could be construed to mean that the General Assembly felt the law was not ambiguous (doubtful or-uncertaln) Jn any manner and that such section was not necessary. The court Is of the opinion that the word statutory Includes both statutory and consltitutlonal enactments; that the chairman was a member of the commis- $170 In Fines, Levied Here, Mayor's Court Mayor Bill Finn levied fines against five persons in his court here this week following preliminary hearings of a variety of charges. All were Algonans. Paying $50 on a possession of beer as a minor charge was Dan E. Wehrspan; while Michael C. Smith was fined $35 for speeding, $25 reckless driving, and $10, stop sign; Willie Lein- Inger, $25, intoxication: James F. Schumacher, $15, careless 'driving; and Albert R. Butterfield, $10 no valid driver's license. All paid court costs in addition to fines. Damage Is $445 A report from the cemetery association here this week stated damage to markers at Riverview cemetery lastweek by children amounted to an estimated $445. The children involved were apprehended and are awaiting possible juvenile court action. Special Election LONE ROCK - A special election will be held at Lone Rock August 23 to vote on a franchise for gas distribution. The franchise is being sought by North Central Public Service Co. The franchise and right will be for a period of 25 years. sion and no provision prohibited him from voting - thus he had the right to cast a ballot. It Is decreed the chairman had the right to vote. A Judgment Is entered for the defendants and the Writ of Cer- tlorarl dismissed. The action of the defendants Is siitalne<) and Writ annulled." Li the original voting July 7, the five lay members voted for David Fltzgibbons of Esthervllle, but as a result of the G-5 vote, Murray Underwood of Spencer and Joseph Hanson of Emmetsburg were nominated. It was earlier learned that It was probable the losing side In the district court matter would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Iowa. Ted DeBoer Of Titonka Is Heart Victim Ted DeBoer, 57, Titonka, died at his home at l:30a. m.Tuesday of a heart attack. Funeral services were slated Thursday (today) at 1:30 p. m. at Titonka Methodist church with Rev. Paul Hansen officiating. Burial was to be at Buffalo Twp. cemetery and Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Clarence Akkerman, Arthur J. Budlong, H. W. Kitzinger, Dave Bolie, Senus Isebrand and Arthur Peterson. He was born June 25, 1909 on a farm northwest of Titonka, the son of T. T. DeBoer, Sr., and Minna Ubben DeBoer. He married Emma J. Adams, Dec. 23, 1930 at her parents' home at Buffalo Center and lived on a farm near there until 1945 when they moved to their present farm. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Uken (Marlene), Titonka, and Judy at home; two grandchildren; one brother, Ubbe DeBoer, Frost, Minn; two half-brothers, George, Minneapolis, and Glaus, Buffalo Center; three half- sisters, Mrs. George Anderson, Montrose, Mrs. Arthur Rode, Titonka, and Mrs. Jim Loehr, Newton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tri-County Drying Plant To Enter Cheese-Making It's Official, Population Here Hits 5,977 The city of Algona was officially notified this week that its population is now 5,977 persons, young and old. A certificate was received by city officials from the U. S. Dept. of Commerce, verifying the recent special census. Of the total, there are 2,784 male and 3,193 female citizens. As a result of the census, the city should gain about $2,750 per year from road use taxes and liquor taxes from the state government. Cost of the census was $477.30 for enumerators and $906 which was sent to the Dept. of Commerce for its part in it. Motorcycle Wreck Marlin Berkland, Cylinder, driver of a motorcycle, and his passenger, Dawson Juhl, Fenton, both sustained bruises and were skinned when the machine hit loose gravel and upset on a gravel road a mile west and two miles south of Fenton at 5 p.m. Sunday. The mishap was reported to the sheriffs office here. *:#:*:*:*:#:*w^ Ridiculous Day Brings Huge Crowd Ridiculous Day, always a smash success here, attracted thousands of shoppers to Algona Friday and merchants reported heavy business during the morning and evening hours, with the shopping area not so crowded during the afternoon. The photos above were snapped about mid-morning and the main business district area of the city was jammed with people, They are shown in the photos in front of several firms. Circles are drawn around several of the persons in the photos. If you were In Algona about 9:15 a.m. Friday and are circled and can identify yourself in the photos, come to the Upper Des Moines office, 111 East Call street, and you will receive a free dollar bill. Costumes worn by store owners, managers and clerks ranged from Batman and Robin to just plain sleep-walkers, with a few gouchos thrown in. It was fun for all and bargains were plentiful as businessmen went all out to offer shoppers just what they wanted. (UDM Polaroid Photos) Installation of cheese-making equipment at the Trl-County Co- Op Drying Ass'n plant in Whlt- temore is underway, and some remodeling of the building Is taking place, as plans for an additional type of production there develops. The equipment is not expected to be producing cheese until early fall. Two 30,000 Ib. cheese vats and Cheddar tables of the same capacity for each, are Included in the equipment. The making of of cheese requires six hours, producing what Is called raw Cheddar cheese, This is then placed in 50 gal. lined steel drums for aging and shipping. It will be sold to Borden's Lang- O-Lakes, or other processors. Raw cheddar is the base for most of the cheeses sold in grocery stores. The whey will be dried and used in livestock feeds. Tri - County Co-Op Drying Ass'n is one of the major in- ductrles in Kossuth county, with nine area creameries affiliated: Humboldt, Wesley, Britt, Crystal Lake, Titonka, Bancroft, Graettinger, West Bend and Consolidated Co-Op of Whlttemore. Ralph Nichols is manager of the Whittemore plant of Tri-County. The firm has produced chiefly dried rnilk or milk powder, which has a variety of uses nationwide, with some eventual overseas shipments. But market conditions fluctuate, and the purpose of the new program is to provide a diversity of product which can assure farmer-producers the highest possible price for their milk. Milk-drying will, of course, continue. With a touch of wistfulness, one lover of cheese remarks that he hopes the Tri-County boys can find time to whip up a batch of good, old beercasein, once in awhile.) Jubilee Set The Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Daughters of America will be celebrated Sunday, August 7, beginning with an 11:30 a. m. mass at St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with a banquet and program following. All members are invited and special invitations have been sent. WEATHER A welcome and much-needed rain last Thursday of 1.66 Inches was recorded at station KLGA here by the official weather instruments. Cooler temperatures during the week lessened the strain on air conditioners as an over all low of 52 degrees was recorded Tuesday evening. Temperatures for the week: DATE HI LO R July 28 86 64 1.66 July 29 82 60 Tr. July 30 84 57 July 31 84 58 Aug. 1 83 65 Aug. 2 80 58 Aug. 3 .— 52 Big Program To Run Here August 15-19 Activity is Increasing daily at the fairgrounds here as final preparations are underway for the Kossuth County Fair, which will be held August 15-19. Opening day events Include Judging horses and home economics 4-H projects. Tuesday through Friday night are four big days - with complete programs slated each of those days. One of the most popular features again this year will be the free Beef Barbecue - and the committee In charge expects 10,000 persons at the event, to be held for the third time, Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. The meal, always a good one, will include a big beef barbecue sandwich, potato chips, beans, cookies, ice cream, milk or coffee. All eating utensils will also be furnished. Steering committee of the barbecue is Beryl Priebe, Julio Baas, Bill Conn, Frank Moulton and Norm Christian. There are 52 sponsors this year and $6,000 will be spent to feed visitors at the fair. A total of 125 men from this area will donate time as workers at the barbecue. Among the workers will be men from every town in the county, a plan that was used for the first time last year - and very successfully. A very popular animal show, Gene Holler's Wild Animal Show, is also on tap in front of the grandstand Thursday. There will be two performances, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Mr. Holter, who furnishes trained wild animals for many movies and TV shows, has racing ostriches and camels, among other things, that are sure to give every one a laugh. Aug. 16 the first full day of the Fair, opens with the judging of purebred swine and 4-H exhibits, floral hall, garden, poultry, crops and dairy. The dress review and 4-H talent show are slated for 2 p.m. The following day, judging of purebred beef heifers and baby beef will be held in the morning, followed by a 4-H dog obedience show and the always- popular tractor pulling contest is set for 7:30 p.m. in front of the grandstand, with judging in several classes. Market lambs, purebred sheep and market swine will be Judged Thursday before the Holter show and barbecue, and Friday the sale of baby beef and sheep and swine will be held in the morning. Stock car race fans will have a field day (two nights) this year, with a regular program of racing and a demolition derby slated Tuesday night and the Kossuth County Fair Championship, with a $1,000 guaranteed purse the final night. Both programs are at 8:30 p.m. A change in the rules will allow cars from Algona, Cresco, Dayton, Denison, Mason City and Nashua to compete both nights. So, it looks like there are plenty of events for everyone planning to attend. Fred Plumb is president of the Fair board, while Claude Seely is vice president, L. W. Nitchals, treasurer, and Vern McClure, secretary. Members of the board are David Bernhard, Jens Sorensen, W. D. Ley, Don Nelson, Claude Seely, Orvllle Thoreson, Fred Plumb, Ben Anllker and Harold Fisher. Admission will be 50 cents for adults, 25 cents, children 10 - 13, at the main gate, and general admission to the grandstand, $1 evening, and 50 cents for children, 5- 10 years of age. Admission for the tractor pulling contest will be half the regular price at the grandstand. Gates will be open 7 a.m. to midnight. Livestock superintendent is Mr. Plumb, while assistants in various categories are Clau4e Seely, Ben Anllker, Eugene Drager, David Bernhard and Dorothy Abbott.

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