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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1966
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Clear Pictures - More News - Biggest Circulation By Far BY RUSS WALLER MISSOULA, MONT.-Northern Montana is notable for a number of things - like wheat and cattle, of which it seems to have much at the moment. Your reporter, wife and son, Jack, followed U. S. 2 from Williston, N. D. all the way to Glacier Park, and a route of pioneer history also, in some respects. The Lewis & Clark expedition followed the Missouri river to the tributary of the Yellowstone .... farther west, a string of forts were erected in the late 1800*5 to protect workers building the Great Northern railroad, and the earlier settlers as well. * * * After seeing the Garrison Dam and reservoir, around which we made a circle tour, the Fort Peck Dam in Montana on the Missouri brought forth the comment from the wife that "When you've seen one dam you've seen them all." We might add that she also remarked "When you've seen one Indian reservation you've seen them all." * * * Whenever Uncle Sam has a military installation as he does at Glasgow and Havre, Montana, you can be certain that there will be colonies of trailers, a lack of available motel space, and prices just a notch higher than elsewhere. ... if you're in Glasgow and hungry, eat at Sam's Supper Club. ... it isn't very fancy on the outside, but the product inside is terrific. Professional combine crews and equipment for wheat harvest- ing'dot the highways . . .-.-one of the biggest we passed was on a fleet of trucks from Grlswold, Iowa .... the wheat harvest is well underway. * * * At Browning, Montana, is the Indian Museum of the Plains, a worthwhile stop and no admission fee . ... it recounts the history of the Blackfeet Nation and other Plains Indian tribes. Indians don't seem able to farm. Their farmstead areas are littered with broken down machinery, many times in dismantled pieces .... and it seems that automobiles suffer a like fate. I heard a story of one young Indian who acquired a new car, drove it for awhile, and then the motor froze up ... he never heard of, or was told of, break- in-oil - just put gas in the tank and let it go at that. Glacier Park is a camper's and hiker'sparadise. The "Going To The Sun Highway" is the only road across the whole park, but there are 1,000 miles of hiking trails, and two chalets within the park accessible ONLY by foot or motorbike - and motorbikes are proving an answer to in-park transportation along the old hiking trails .... the hikers and campers are advised to wear bells around their wrists, or carry whistles and use them, to keep bear sat a distance. There are grizzlies back in the park, as well as the black and brown variety. The bear does not deliberately seek out man, and a bell or whistle will keep them at a distance .... evidently the Glacier bears have not learned from their cousins in Yellowstone .... we did see two large brown bears, running across the road as we rounded a curve on the highway, quickly disappearing into the timber. * * * This is one of America's newest parks .... the road across it wasn't built until 1932, and it wasn't under Federal park control until 1910, and little done after that for another 10 years .... like most summer resort areas, it is mostly staffed with college students and an administrative group of professionals .... fee is $1 for traveling in the park, higher if you camp for awhile . . . . no TV reception here, and your transistor radios pick up mainly Canadian stations giving you all the happenings in Moose Jaw, Calgary, Regina, etc. * * * (Continued on Page 11) ESTABLISHED 1B&5 Nnv Ti.nrl class matter at the postoffiee at AlKona. Iowa 1. 1332. ui-.dcr Act of Congress of March 3. 1870 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1966 16 VOL. 101 NO. 61 Large School Budget Is Okayed Fair Next Week Every person living in this area has a date next week —to attend the big Kossuth County Fair, which kicks off with entry day, Monday, Aug. 15, then is followed by four very full days and nights. And there are things to do and things to see for everyone. There will be prize animals, auto racing, 4-H displays and contests, concessions, a big midway and of course, the third annual FREE barbecue I A complete, day by day program, will be found in this issue of the UDM, beginning with a couple of judging events Monday- and running right through the Kossuth County Fair Championship Stock Car Races that close out the stand Friday at 8:30 p. m. In between, there are all kirfds of goodies. Literally, thousands of things to see (or do). After Monday, there will be judging for three more days in many categories, ranging from culinary art to 4-H dress contests. The big sale of baby beef, swine and sheep, always popular, will be held at 8 a. m. Friday. There will be a stock car race and demolition derby Tuesday at 8:30 p. m., and the tractor pulling contest, started here a few years ago, will follow the next evening. Thursday will mark the appearance of Gene Holler's Wild Animal Show, and it's a doozy, with afternoon and evening performances, sandwiched around the 'Barbecue at 6 p. m. Then, the windup Friday. Admission is the same as last year, 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children 10-13, at the main gate and $1 for adults and children, 5-10, 50 cents for grandstand attractions. Mark it down now. Don't miss the big Kossuth County Fair this year! $6,265 Sought Here For Injuries In 5-Car Wreck A suit, asking a total of $6,265.40 was filed by Shirley M. Briggs et al, plaintiffs, in district court here this week against William et al, defendants, as the result of a five-car mishap here Aug. 20, 1964. The plaintiffs ask that total for .-damages .and. injuries . allegedly received in the mishap. The petition charges negligence on the part of William Farnham, driver of one of the autos involved in the chain-reaction crash and says Shirley Briggs sustained severe personal injuries to her back, and her son, also in the car at the time, required $350 medical expenses as a result of the same mishap. She asks $5,915.40. Erwin Eden, plaintiff, claims an employee of Everds Bros., Inc., defendants, left a sharp putty knife on an access driveway at his place where it punctured a tractor tire on a machine owned by him. He seeks $99.28 for damage to the tire and tube. Leslie Denton, plaintiff, filed suit for divorce from Marie Denton, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married at Lotts Creek Feb. 11, 1933. There is no alimony or property settlement asked in the petition. Algonan At Kiwanis , Chicago Okay $43,483 Budget, County School Board Only one person, other than members of the board, attended the public hearing of the proposed budget for the county board of education for the year 1966-67 at the courthouse here Monday night. The budget, published earlier in this newspaper, was approved. Proposed expenditures amount to $43,483, with $28,333 to be raised by taxation. Largest amounts asked are for school services, administration and instruction. $200 Scholarship David H. Reid of Algona is one of four journalism students at The University of Iowa who have been awarded $200 scholarships for next year. The scholarships were awarded by the school of journalism to selected undergraduates on the basis of academic and acitvity records at the U of I and potential for a successful journalism career. Dump Catfish A total of 5,300 fingerling channel catfish were put into the county lake north of Algona Tuesday afternoon. They were shipped here from the hatchery at Humboldt and put in the lake by Bill Easier, County Conservation officer. Gladiolus Show On Slate Here This Weekend The North Central Iowa Gladiolus Society will hold its 32nd annual show in the Algona High School gym this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14. There will be a banquet at 6 p. m. Saturday. Officers of the organization are Mrs. John Schimmel, president, Julia Gatton, vice president, and Ted Charles, secy.- treasurer. Cooperating with the Society in presenting the show are the Chamber of Commerce, Algona Garden Club, Kiwanis Club, Jaycees and Algona merchants. Cash and special awarcjs will be given for grand and reserve champion of the show. There will be a drawing for a free door prize. Show superintendent is John Schimmel, co-workers are Frances Nelson, Don Nelson, Irvin Morey and Paul Maas, registration clerk is Mrs. Lyn Gambrill, show clerk, Mrs. John Schimmel, flower sales, Mrs. Dorothy Nelson and Mrs. Onalea Murphy, supervisor judges, Claude Poyner and John Schimmel, tabulation clerks Ted Charles and Lynn Gambrill, banquet committee, Mrs. John Schimmel, Stella Decker and Mrs. Irvin Morey, food committee^ Julia Gatton and Mrs. Paul Maas, and supervisor of 4-H entrants and publicity, Ted Charles. The public is cordially invited to attend and see the many colors, arrangements, etc. during the two-day event. Swea City Street Work Continues SWEA CITY - Swea City Council announces that curbs, surfacing and repair of many streets has been completed. Remaining work Is that on . County Road K as it goes through Swea City. This Is expected to be completed In about a month. The council has approved a beer permit for the Veteransol Foreign Wars Club. Killed Recently WESLEY - David Ambrose Lawler, 17, New Providence was killed recently in a tractor accident on his parental Everette Lawler home. Authorities said he was driving the, tractor up an incline and apparently turned too sharply and the vehicle overturned on him, killing him outright. David was a nephew of Mrs. Clotilda Hutchison of Mason City, formerly of Wesley. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, August 1, 1966 - The newly constituted Kiwanis International Board of Trustees meets for its first official session at the Kiwanis International Building in Chicago. The 1966-67 officers and trustees were installed in special ceremonies Sunday evening* July 31. Wes Bartlett, Algona, is a trustee and is shown seated, second from the right. The new board (left to right, seated): 0. E. Peterson, Chicago, secretary; Robert F. Weber, Detroit, vice president; Jack Willis, Winnipeg, Manitoba, vice president; Dr. R. Glenn Reed, Jr., Marietta, Ga., president; James M. Moler, Charles Town, West Va., president-elect; Edward C. Keefe, Oklahoma City, immediate past president; Wes H. Bartlett, Algona, trustee; and Loris J. Badskey, North Webster, Ind., trustee. Standing, left to right, are: John F. McMahon, New York City, trustee; Steve A. Alford, Jr., Baton Rouge, La., trustee; James W. Putnam, Emporia, Kans., trustee; Derral L. Clark, Wauwatosa, ls Local C.D.A. In JoyCee u , r ,, who's who Book Marks Golden Anniversary Wise., trustee; Walter H. Howell, Peterborough, Ontario, trustee; Harold M. Heimbaugh, Los Angeles, Calif., treasurer; Claude L. Ryder, Brooksville, Maine, trustee; William M. Eagles, Richmond, Va., trustee; Ralph E. Wilson, Osceola, Ark., trustee; Ted R. Johnson, Denver, Colo., trustee; R. P. Merridew, Evanston, m., secretary-designate; Phillip V.Stout,Columbus,Ohio,trustee; and L. A. Hapgood, LaGrange Park, m., associate secretary. Principal work of the International Board of Trustees at its late summer meeting was the approval of community service programs for Kiwanis during the next 12 months; the consideration of administrative matters; the setting of official schedules for various events and activities; and final consideration of, and approval of, all policy matters dealing with the operation of the 275,000 member international service organization. This is the first of five such meetings that the International Board of Trustees will hold during the year. :::%::::::::y::::*8::.:£^^ Stiff Action, Driving And Assault Cases An Algonan, Larry A. Reefer, waived preliminary hearing in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week and was bound over to district court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while his license was under suspension. He posted $300 bond in the matter. He was arrested here June 25 by police officers. In other cases heard by the mayor, Larry May, LuVerne, was sentenced to 10 days in jail on a charge of assault and battery following an altercation at LuVerne; Gregory G. Bormann, Emmetsburg, $10, failing to enter an intersection safely; Eugene Bruellman, Ottosen, $10, allowing an unauthorized minor to operate a motor vehicle; William Holcomb, Whittemore, $10, careless driving; Jonathan H. Mains, Algona, $10, improper left turn; Stephen L. Bruellman, Ottosen, no operator's license; and Flavis K. Studer, Algona, $5, failing to yield the right-of- way . Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Car-Truck Crash A car driven by Jerry L. Peterson, 23, Algona, sustained an estimated $250 damage when it was struck from the rear by a truck driven by Raymond E.Dor- weiler, 23, Algona, at the intersection of McGregor and Phillips streets here at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday. The latter was charged with following too closely by police who investigated. Both vehicles were headed west at the time. Damage to the truck was estimated at $25. Gas Voted Voters at Bancroft granted a 25-year non-exclusive gas franchise to Peoples Natural Gas Co., Omaha, by a 253-159 margin Tuesday. Service is expected to be installed sometime next year. Set Horse Show The 4-H and open horse show at the Kossuth County Fair will be held Monday at 1 p. m. in the show barn. Have Concessions The Algona JayCees will again operate the concessions at the grandstand during the Kossuth County Fair here Aug. 16-19. Greigg Bill On Grain Storage Passes Test A bill introduced by Iowa Sixth District Congressman, Stanley L. Greigg to enable communities to more easily obtain surplus grain storage buildings has passed its first test. The bill has been approved by the Domestic Marketing and Consumer Relations subcommittee of the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee and has been passed on to the full committee. The bill (H. R. 12360) provides that a grain storage facility owned by the Commodity Credit Corporation may be obtained by public or private nonprofit organizations if no one wishes to buy it for storage of grain. The law now states that if the building cannot be sold to an individual for storage of grain, it must be declared surplus and offered to other federal government agencies for any use they care to make of it. Another Pair Of Break-Ins In The Area Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to Wesley Wednesday morning to investigate a reported break-in at the Standard Oil station there. It was not known at press time what was stolen or how the culprits gained entrance to the station. An earlier break-in here at Morck Importing Co. , which possibly occurred when several others did a few weeks ago, was discovered this week. A typewriter was stolen, and possibly other items, but an inventory had not been completed this week. Licenses To Wed Five wedding licenses were issued here this week at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson, They went to James B. Hauptman and LaYonne Sailer; and Steve E. Berkland and Jacqueline A. Laabs, Aug. 4; Douglas N. Hinkle and Linda Krantz, Aug. 5; Patrick J. Carnes and Brigitta Whittemore, Aug. 6; and William Rahm and Joyce Erpelding, Aug. 8. Square Dance The Algona Promeaaders will be dancing Aug. 14 at the municipal airport, beginning at 8;30p.m, Bob Lucas of Waterloo will be caller. All square dancers and spectators are welcome. Steve Ostrum of Dubuque, son of Mrs. Elliott SkllUng, has recently been accorded a thumbnail write-up in the new Who's Who of the Junior Chamber of Commerce: "Steve Leon Ostrum was born in Austin, Minn., Nov. 14, 1942, son of Edward D. Ostrum and Lucille Schoonmaker Skilling. He was married May 22, 1965 to Patricia Kerry Peterson. Steve worked in 1962-63 for Livingston Tool and then for Bjustrom Furniture until his recent move to Dubuque, where he is employed in the furniture business. Steve was chaplain of the Jay- Cees in 1964-65 and became local president in 1965. He wasnamed Jay-Cee of the month in 1964 and received the conveted SPOKE Award in 1964-65. He was assistant superintendent of the Sunday School at the First Baptist church in 196365 and youth director in 196364." Mr. and Mrs. Ostrum recently have taken two foster children. Krosch Rites At El more ELMORE -Funeralservices for Lester Krosch, 58, of Minnesota Lake, a former El more resident, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elmore Methodist Church. Burial will be at Rlverview Cemetery at Elmore. Friends may call at Wicks Funeral Home at Elmore until noon Wednesday. Mr. Krosch was found dead Monday morning In his room at Minnesota Lake. He had been fishing Sunday, but is reported to have been in ill health for the past two months. He was born April 22, 1908, at Elmore and farmed in the Elmore area for many years, after which he did carpenter work. At Minnesota Lake he was working for Nordas Homes as a carpenter. He had been divorced a number of years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Diane Tisctver of Minneapolis and Jaquie Lynn of New Boston, Mich., and a son, James V., of Minneapolis. There are three grandchildren. Four surviving sisters are Mrs. Kred SchaU, Mrs, Ira Naumau, Mrs. Pearl Plrsig, all ol Elmore, and Mrs. Stella Clifford of Blue Earth. Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Cecelia, Algona, observed the golden anniversary of its formation here Sunday, Aug. 7, beginning with mass at 11:30 a. m. A living candlelight rosary was recited at the conclusion of the mass by the 60 members in formal gowns. Officers from all surrounding courts were invited to the observance. All present were invited to a banquet at 1 p. m. Gifts were presented by Mrs. Matilda Ristau, grand regent, to charter members here, Mrs. Mary Barry, Mrs. Adela Kohlhaas, Mrs. Rose Scanlan and Miss Mary Streit. Toastnuster was Rev. James Bruch, blessings were given by Msgr. R. J. Conley, welcome by Mrs. Ristau, greetings by Miss Jessie Maley, state regent, rem- marks by Mrs. Anna M. Baxter, national second supreme vice regent, remarks by Mrs. Loretta Sullivan, past state regent, our court at a glance by Mrs. Mae O'Brien, president of past grand regents' club, tableaux by Mrs. Mary Jane Wolf, solo by Mrs. Carol Gotten, and speaker of the day was Msgr. P. P. Gearen. District officers present included Mrs. Mary Bode, district deputy, Mrs. Alice Montag, district deputy, and Mrs. Nellie Van Allen, state president of past grand regents. Swea City Team Wins Blue Ribbon SWEA CITY - The Swea- Harrlson junior 4-H demonstration team possess a blue ribbon won at the county workout. The team of Douglas Johnson and John Clark presented the demonstration "In Shape From Tip to Top," on grooming, clothing and shoe care. Only three blue ribbons were given In the junior division, with 10 teams competing. Cost $50,000 The problem of air conditioning for the courthouse here was discussed by several members of the board of supervisors and an engineer here Monday, with estimates ranging In the 140,000 $50,000 category, according to reports. There was no action ol any kind taken during the meeting. Montag Named President Of Study Group The Algona Community Board of Education, in a total of five hours, Monday evening held three separate meetings, including the budget hearing, a meeting with this newlyformedCitizen'sCom- mittee, and regular board meeting. 0. B. Laing, superintendent, discussed items of the budget. The budget was approved by the board as previously published. On the teaching staff will be the equivalent of approximately 92 1/4 full-time members. Mr. Laing stated that salaries of all school personnel, including Instructors, custodial and secretarial, have been increased roughly in the same proportion as in other schools. In the summary of budget items, administration costs for 1965-66 totaled $54,342, with the estimate for 1966-67 at $67,055, an increase of $12,712; instruction costs, was $609,938, with an estimate for 1966-67 of $702,112, an Increase of $92,173; other education costs, mainly transportation were $45,507 with an estimate for the coming year of $56,418, or an increase of $10,910; Fixed charges, including IPRES, insurance, social security, retirement and others, totaled $52,998, with an estimate of $70,040 for the coming year, or an increase of $17,041. Operation and maintenance, including repairs, totaled $110,559, and the estimate for next year is $118,810, or an increase of $8,250; support of school activities, music, speech and athletics, cost $15,610, with the estimate for 1966-67 at $25, 710, or an increase of $10,090; community services, which include adult education and driver education, with the latter mostly reimbursable, cost $10, 169, with the estimate for the coming years at $14,800, or an increase of $4,630. Capital outlay, which includes new equipment, cost $30,795 in 1965-66, with the new estimate at $26, 800. This is the only decrease in estimate, $3,995. Of the general fund, total in 1965-66 was $929,923, with estimate for 1966-67 set at $1,081,745, or an increase in expenditures of $151,821. A portion of this is reimbursable through ESEA founds. In 1965, tax rates in mills for schools was 49.290, which in 1966 is 46.437, a reduction of 2.853 mills, due to more ares in the district. The estimated tax 'rate of 43.129 for 1967 includes the 21/2 mill voted for the school house fund. Rate in 1966 is 46.437. Of total expenditures for the coming year of $1,149,283, about $964,800 would have to be raised by taxation. Approximatley 40 members of the Citizens' Committee attended to hear the discussion on building expansion program. Cliff Prall, Des Moines architect, was introduced and answered a number of questions during the lively participation by members of the committee. This was the first formal meeting of the Citizens' Committee with the board. Space needs, especially at the senior high level, had been analyzed on the basis of roughly three questions, "What are the desirable objectives for this teaching area? How would we propose to accomplish them? What space needs to get the desired results?" A three-phase program has been proposed, which is in addition to construction of a new senior high school, grades 912 on the new site, for about a 600-student capacity. An addition to the Bertha Godfrey school would include a library and multi-pupose room. The present high school would be remodeled for use for a "middle school" of grades 6, 7, and 8. Witb Eugene Hatching acting (Continued on Page 11)

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