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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 25, 1966
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Clear Pictures - More Nc^s - Biggest Circulation By Far jttotnetf ESTABLISHED 1865 v s sc< ," nfl rlass ni.iuor at the postofflce at Aleona. Iowa Nnv 1. IM2. undrr Act or Congriss of March 3, 1879 AtGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1966 16 Page* - 1 Section* VOL. 101 NO. 65 BY RUSS WALLER HOME AGAIN: A man should force himself to go somewhere on his summer vacation - it's a matter of pure education. It's probably true that you may be able to get more rest and relaxation right on the family sofa, but you can't learn very much new there, either. But when a man hits the road at vacation time he has a chance to come back with a whole cargo of new knowledge. * * * Like us - at Aberdeen, S. D., enroute home from the mountains, where we called in to the office and got the impression they'd like to have us stay away a while longer. We took the hint. Instead of heading south for Iowa, we headed northeast into Minnesota and added a few days to the journey, very pleasant ones in the Whitefish Chain lake area around Cross Lake, Minn. It was here we learned that Barney Frankl, a previous visitor in the area, made good use of binoculars as a bird watcher along the beaches I Barney is not a man that folks forget quickly. * * * You can learn a lot on a trip. For example, never try to pass a car with California license plates. For some unknown reason, California drivers take it as an insult to their manhood to let any other driver on the road pass them. It seems that all cars from Texas have at least three children In the back seat - and one of them is sure to have his tongue out! People driving with Alabama license plates seem to have a guilty look, :.-.... People with license plates from Arkansas seem to usually be eating a sandwich when you pass them, and people with New York license plates give you the impression they wish they had stayed home. And you can count on a toot of the horn, meeting or passing a car with Iowa license plates if they have time to see yours. * * * There are also some other nuggets of education to be gained, like learning that 99 out of 100 men driving a car with a boat weaving along behind wish they had left the boat at horn e and seven out of ten men driving a car with their wife riding in the back seat wish they had left HER at home .... and we might add that most of the wives look as though they wished they HAD stayed there. * * * Yes, a man can learn many things on a vacation .... for instance just because there are a lot of trucks parked at a roadside cafe does NOT mean it serves better food . .. .andeven if a restaurant says "come as you are" you still have to wear shoes .... the closer you get to places where wells are pumping oil out of the ground, the higher the price of gasoline. * * * The community that has a sign saying "Welcome Stranger" is very likely to have the meanest cops .... if you get a parking ticket, don't pay it.... someone that gets one in Algona from a distant point won't pay theirs either . ... be prepared for the unexpected- like traveling clear across South Dakota with your windshield wipers working .... gasoline credit cards are most valuable- they let the attendants know that if they make any major error you know where it was done .... Just because they call it "Cozy Motel" doesn't mean it's cozy.... a thermos jug of coffee or milk can be a lifesaver. * * * And there are pitfalls . ... and the horror of realizing you didn't send someone a postcard who sent you one a month earlier .... and if you do remember to write, no problem of communication is quite as hard as thinking of something to say on a postcard. * * * Postcard suggestion: mileage on a trip - how much you have spent - the weather conditions and if you want to be original you can always add "wish you were here!" 20 Of 95 On Faculty Here N ° Candidate Are Serving First Year I* h !^\ - — * School Board 6 Injured In Crash Tuesday Near Algona MRS. IRMA RITCHIE CECIL WATTERMAN 21 County Men Enter Various Service Units Twelve men have been inducted from Kossuth county into the army for July and August, local Selective Service headquarters in Algona reports. Inducted in July were Richard P. Simmons, Bancroft; Dale W. Nauman, Algona; Kent N. Gerzema, Robert R. Beck, Dale I. Koppen and Duane C. Sheldahl all of Lakota; and Ronald G. Krause, Fenton. August inductees are George A. Bierstedt, Fenton; Daniel C. Rentz, Algona; Roger D. Akkerman, Titonka; Paul Mescher, Jr., Bancroft; and John K.Olson, Lakota. Nine enlistments in service were also reported, as follows: Army - Frederick H. Girres, Wesley; William M. Holcomb, Whittemore; Dennis L. Ohm, Fenton. Air Force - Carl B. Vigdal, Whittemore; Richard N. Thornsen, Lakota; Joseph P.McGuire, Bancroft; Glen D. Thilges, Algona; Michael L. Olson, Wesley. Navy - Timothy L. Claude, Algona. Man Suffers Broken Neck, Auto Mishap Dale L. Wilson, 25, Ocheyedan, sustained a broken neck and the auto he was driving was demolished when it crashed along highway 169, two miles south of Elmore at 2:50 p.m. Saturday. Wilson was rushed to a Rochester, Minn, hospital for treatment. The auto was headed north when it went out of control, left the roadway on the right side, then slanted across the highway to the left side, rolled over in a ditch before hitting an embankment leading to a field. Besides the estimated $3,000 damage to the atuo, $25 damage resulted to a gate nearby, Patrolman Ed Lynn investigated and charged the driver with failing to have 'control. Promenades Party The Algona Promenaders will be dancing Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Municipal Airport to Ken Bower of Des Moines. The dance will begin at 8:30. In case of rain, the dance will be at the VFW Hall. All square dancers and spectators are welcome. SUSAN LEGORE The teaching staff of the Algona Community School District for the new school year is now complete with 20 teachers of the total 95 being employed here for the first time, according to Supt. 0. B. Laing. . New faculty members are: Mrs. Hazel Appenzeller, Algona, grade 6 at Lucia Wallace. She taught last year at McCalls- burg and her undergraduate work has been at Drake University. Mrs. Judith Johnson, Emmetsburg, kindergarten at Third Ward. She has had four years experience, teaching last year atHumboldt. She graduated from Morningside College. Mrs. Susan Legore, Blair, Nebr., grade 3 in Bryant. > She graduated last June from Dana College. Mrs. nomae Meling, Earlville, grade 5 in Bryant. Mrs. Meling has had four years of experience. She graduated ..from Wartburg College and taught last year at Marion, Iowa. Mrs. Beverly Plaehn, Algona, grade 4 at Bryant. Mrsl Plaehn has had six years of experience. Her undergraduate training has been at SCI and Buena Vista'. Mrs. Irma Ritchie, Algona, grade 2 at Bryant. Mrs. Ritchie has seven years of experience, teaching last year in Britt. Carol Schnell, Ruthven, grade 2 in Lucia Wallace. Miss Schnell graduated last June from Morningside College. Janice Wassman, Ormsby, Minn., grade 4 in Lucia Wallace. Miss Wassman graduated last June from Mankato State College. Loren Burnett, Titonka, teaches elementary physical education and coaches junior-senior high school athletics. He has had four years of experience and is a graduate of Buena Vista. He taught last year at Titonka. He is married and has two children. William Castle, St. Paul Park, Minn., instrumental music. , Mr. Castle has four years of experience, teaching last year at St. Paul Park. He is a graduate of Morningside College. He is married and has two children. Mrs. Linda Hanson, Emmetsburg, physical education. Mrs. Hanson graduated last June from Northwest Missouri State College at Maryville. Michele Huntley, Mason City, junior high English. Miss Huntley graduated last June from Drake University. Lynn Kueck, Algona, math and coaches athletics. Mr. Kueck graduated last June from SCL He is married and has one child. William Langman, Knoxville, English. Mr. Langman has had four years of experience and is a graduate of Drake University, Des Moines. He taught last year at Knoxville. Mr. Langman is married and has five children. Larry Legore, Blair, Nebr., social studies and audio-visual director. Mr. Legore graduated last June from Dana College. Nebr. Mrs. Ray Lichter, West Union, junior high English. Mrs. Lichter is a graduate of Mankato State College. William Simpson, Parkersburg, junior high science and coaches athletics. Mr. Simpson has had five years of experience and is a graduate of SCL He taught last year in Parkersburg. Mr. Simpson is married and has one child. Mrs, Janet Sowers, Algona, homemaking. Mrs. Sowers has six years of experience, teaching last year at Burt. She is a JUDITH JOHNSON CAROL SCHNELL graduate of ISU at Ames. Cecil Watterman, Missouri -Valley, elementary supervisor. Mr. Watterman has had twelve years of experience and is doing his graduate work at University of Omaha. He is married and has three children. Diann Wischhof, Wayne, Nebr., business education. She graduated last June from Wayne State at Wayne. Classes here, as is most Iowa communities, will open Monday, August 29. False Check For $50 Brings Court Charge Garold E. Smith was charged with false passing of a bank check in Justice Delia Welter's court this week and was bound over to district court after waiving preliminary hearing. Bond was set at $1,000. He is charged with passing a check for $50 June 18 at Sjogren's Grocery here. He received merchandise and cash for the check. Three other new cases were 'filed in district court, also. Lumbermen's Millwork Supply Co. is seeking $202.09 from Bronson Bldg. for merchandise; Leonard Maasdam is asking a judgment for $519.53 from Albert K, Wittmus for back rent, use of gas and repairs; and North la. • Appliance seeks $486 from Pearl E, and Bob Mitsver in settlement of a conditional sales contract. Voters living in the Algona Community School District will go to the polls Sept. 12 to elect one member to the board of education - and as yet no one has filed a petition to become a candidate. Deadline for filing is Sept. 2, 10 days before the election, so there is still plenty of time for anyone to file as only 10 signatures are needed on a petition. The board member to be elected will replace John Hayes, who is moving to Mason City. Mr. Hayes has served several years on the board here and has been president of the board for some time. The term up for election is three years, as are all school board terms. Two members were re-elected to the local board last year. Three Mishaps lij This Area; 15 Damage Damages totaling $1,805 resulted to autos involved in a trio of accidents in this area during the week. Two drivers were charged by investigating officers following the crashes. Dwight D. Rasmussen, 16, Wesley, was charged with an improper turn following a 3-car mishap at 8:50 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Phillips and Fair streets here. His auto was headed north and - .collided with a car driven by Agnes M. Alexander, 43, Wesley, which was headed south. The Rasmussen auto then struck a car driven by Margaret L. Chase, 44, Algona, which was headed east waiting for traffic at a stop sign. Total damage to the autos was estimated at $605 by police who investigated. At 2:30 a.m. the same day, a car driven by Harvey G. Hugo, 24, Buffalo Center, missed a curve on a gravel road two miles southeast of Algona and struck a bridge, resulting in an estimated $400 damage to the vehicle. Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson was called to Larry Hudson was called to Investigate. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, cars driven by David J. Schiltz, 27, Bancroft, and Richard F. Winkelman, 18, Lakota, collided at Ledyard as the Winkelman auto slowed to make a left turn. The Schiltz machine hit the other from the rear and the Bancroft driver was charged with failing to have control by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. Three smaa children and three adults were rushed to St. Ann tiospltal here following a 2-car crash at the intersection of highway 169 and the West Bend blacktop, about eight miles south of Algona, Tuesday. None of the injured were seriously hurt, according to authorities. The injured included Mrs. Irene Bormann, 34, Bode, bruises; her daughters, Jeanie, 6, and Mary, 4, cuts and bruises; her son, John, 2, cut on the back of the head; Mrs. George Engquist, 71, Humboldt, head injuries and cut on the chin and hand; and Mr. Engquist, 68, unknown injuries. Mr. Engquist and Mrs. Bormann were drivers of the autos. The Engquist vehicle was headed north (it was reported they were headed for Britt where she was to judge an art show) and the Bormann auto was headed east. Mrs. Bormann stopped for the stop sign at the west side of highway 169, then proceeded on to the highway and was struck broadside by the Engquist machine. Mrs. Bormann was apparently thrown to the floor of the auto against the accelerator and the car headed for the E. J. Kollasch station and grocery store, made an abrupt turn and headed west across highway 169 and back on the West Bend highway. It then darted into the south ditch, spun around and finally stopped when it hung up on a steel state highway marker in the ditch headed east in the southwest ditch adjoining the intersection. The Engquist car remained on the edge of highway 169. The front end of the Engquist auto was smashed and the right side of the Bormann machine was wrecked. Both vehicles were considered total Wrecks, according to Patrolman Charles Bird and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. It was thought none of the occupants were thrown from the vehicles. Mrs. Engquist's injuries resulted when she slammed into the windshield of the auto. The above photo was taken by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst at the accident scene. n, 1 ? 6 / 1 ?, 0 d u V6n by Mrs< Irene Bormann - B^e. is in the foreground, with Patrolman Charles Bird beside it, while the George Engquist, Humboldt, auto is designated by the arrow at upper 161T* Okay Gas LONE ROCK - The town of Lone Rock held a special election Aug. 23 for a gas franchise with North Central Public Service Co. whose main source of business is at Perry, Iowa. Out of a possible 106 votes, there were 61 cast, with 50 votes for and 11 against the proposition. A new voting machine was used :%%W:::::K : :#^ Parole 7 Youths •Arson Stephen Schiltz, 20, Bancroft, who along with six other youths, including two 18-year-olds, one 19 and three under 18, was charged with arson about a month ago after a pair of fires on a vacated farm owned by Victor Fitch in Portland township, entered a plea of guilty in district court here Tuesday before Judge Murray Underwood and was sentenced to 10 years in the men's reformatory at Anamosa. The sentence was then suspended and he was placed on probation to the State Board of Parole pending good behavior. Bond in the matter was set at $1,000. The three youngest youths charged after the fires, one 15, one 16 and one 17, were taken before juvenile officials, charged with delinquency because of arson and were placed on probation. Hearings for the other three have not been held. The original charge followed extensive investigation by the sheriffs office here, the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the State Fire Marshal's office. Fires at the farm occurred June 19 and July 18. A garage was burned down the first time and a vacant house, partially burned by fire earlier, was destroyed the second time, Both fires were discovered about 9 p. m. According to earlier Information, the garage fire was touched off with a burning rag and the house was set afire by tearing up an old chair and setting it ablaze inside the structure. Arson in Iowa is a criminal offense. List Winners In Annual Glad Show Here A complete list of winners in the annual North Central Iowa Gladiolus Society Show, held here Aug. 13-14, was released this week. A total of 31 exhibitors took part. Winners were: Open Class - grand champion single spike: Ralph Hurlburt, Sioux City; reserve: Theodore Jensen, Sioux Rapids; 3-spike division - grand champion: L H. Morey, West Bend; reserve ; Theodore Jensen. 300 - 400 - 500-grand champion: Kathy Proeger, Belmond; , reserve: Kathy Proeger; 3-spike division - grand champion: Kathy Proeger; reserve: Wayne Goediche, Spencer, Basket Division - grand champion: John Schimmsl, Algona; reserve: John Schimmel. Arrangement Division - grand champion: Mrs. Dennis Capesius, Emmetsburg; reserve: Mrs. Lela Hurlburt, Sioux City. Vase Division - grand champion: Mrs. Lela Hurlburt; reserve : Mrs. Lela Hurlburt. Corsage Division - Mrs. Thelma Goediche, Spencer; Wedding Bouquet Division-Mrs. Dennis Capesius. 4-H Division - Single Spike: grand champion, Frank Becker, Burt; reserve, Kim Martinek, Wesley; Arrangement Division- grand champion, Mark Mawdsley, Burt; reserve: Steve Wolter, Whittemore. Junior Division - Single Spike; grand champion, Barbara Proeger; reserve, David Charles, Algona; 3-Spike Division-grand champion: Barbara Proeger,-reserve; Jon Morey, West Bend; Arrangements: grand champion, Jon Morey j reserve, David Charles. Seedling Class, Single Spike Division -grand champion: Ralph Hurlburt; reserve: Luther Proeger, Belmond; 3-Spike Division - grand champion: Luther Proeger; reserve: Ralph Hurlburt. V&&&&*&^&&&&AW.&&&j$& For Assault An Algona man, Richard A. Brown, was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail here following a preliminary hearing in Mayor Bill Finn's court on a charge of assault. The sentence was suspended on good behavior. According to officials, the charge was filed by Mrs. Brown. In other court hearings, Gregory J. Quame, Buffalo Center, was fined $50, possession of beer by a minor, and $10 littering; Carol M. Tietz, Fenton, $25, failing to yield the right-of-way; Susan L. Moulton, Algona, $10, failing to have control; Clyde A. Bronson, Algona, $10 unlawful use of license; and Joel A. Priebe, Lone Rock,'$10 speed in excess of conditions. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. 2 Get Degrees At Drake U. Bonnie Lee Winter of Algona was awarded a bachelor of science degree from the college of elementary education at Drake University, Aug. 19, in the summer graduation exercises. Helen M. Leigh Dalye of Lu- Verne received a bachelor of science degree with a social science major in education, at the same time. » School Group Urges Fall Bond Vote The Citizens Advisory Committee of the Algona Community School District took a tour of the present facilities at the high school and Annex Monday night, Aug. 22. Earlier in the month, the group met at various times with the board of education, administrative officials, the faculty and the architect who has done preliminary work for the board. After reviewing the need, a resolution was passed unanimously by the committee agreeing with the board and encouraging them to proceed to bring the matter of a bond issue to finance the improvements to a vote in October or November. The advisory committee then proceeded to set up committees to help bring before the public complete information relating to the "oort of such improvements. Further meetings of the group are planned to gain this information. Break-In Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to the LuVerne Crop Service building Friday after owner Richard Gronbach discovered the place had been broken into during the night Thursday. The culprits broke open a door in the office, took some small change, ::::: : ::: : ::%ra To Elect 1 6 Members Of County O.E.O. Unit Friday meeting is to elect a new sixteen member Adv sor? to administer the Kossuth County Poverty Program. Six low Des ' M. peter Hart, Director of the JS" IX,?^ 016 meeting « year. All interested persons are urged to attend.

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