The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 30, 1966 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 30, 1966
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Algono, (la.) Upper DM Moint* Tuwday, August 30, 1966 NOTES on the Kossutli County Fair - Arnie Ricklefs and Jim Geelan had a booth in floral hall (as did many area organizations) and like many others, held a free drawing for prizes the final night of the expositon. They had to change their plans as to just what their prizes were going to be however, when someone walked off with a $65 wrist watch that was to have been included. They quickly sustituted another worthwhile prize - but are still wondering how the watch is serving its new owner. . . .The free beef barbecue Thursday evening was never held at a better time, weather-wise - and the almost - 11,000 persons, young and old alike, who crowded the fairgrounds seemed to be having a wonderful time. And stayed on the-grounds after the free feed to try out the rides, etc. on the m'dway and to attend the Holter Wild Animal Show in front of the grandstand. We understand one man sustained a hand injury when one of the ostriches stepped on it. The barbecue, which cost $6,500, proved once again to be the top event of; the Fair .... You'd never guess^ why Dennis Uthof of Fent9n, whose white Shorthorn copped the baby beef grand championship, named the animal Pinky. If you ever run into Dennis - ask him . . . .Sen. Jack Miller of Sioux City and many other politicians were at the floral hall, circulating from the Democratic and Republican booths Thursday evening. . . .Had trouble locating the championship 4-H hog after the judging was completed Thursday, so it was the one 4-H winner we didn't get a photo of. Our apologies to David Stetzel of West Bend who showed the animal. Men in the large new hog barn weren't even able to locate 'the animal or David for us. SUCCESS has been described as a toy ballon among children armed with sharp pins! YOU probably didn't even notice that the Wiscasset, Maine, worm diggers went out on strike recently. And when we saw the item, there had not been any move toward a meeting of the diggers and dealers for settlement of the strike. The diggers were demanding 50 cents more per hundred marine bloodworms than the present price of $2.25. And the Wiscasset diggers accounted for 20 percent of the marine worms shipped out of Maine. Yessir, that strike proved to be a slimy situation. THE United States has always had plenty of internal strife (note the Civil War, Indian wars, strikes and activities of various pressure groups, past and pre- snet), and except for the Civil War, it seems to us there has never been a time in our history when things have looked any worse. The clashes of Negroes and whites in large cities and small communities, shootings and other types of murder by deranged persons - and now we've got to put up with the American Nazis. These young swastika flag waivers seem to be getting out of hand and have been very active recently. Maybe it's about time, we let Asia settle its own problems, bring home our military might, declare martial law and clean things up a little in our own back yard. We're not advocating a police state, but when groups, large or small, begin placing other flags (or symbols) above the nation's, we think it's about time something gets done. If subversive groups don't like it here, why not give them a long walk into the ocean and let them swim to some vacant island where they can establish their own kingdom. They might wind up in Cuba, pick a fight with Castro's cuties and the whole situation be resolved right there. ASKED why he never married, an old farmer said, "Well, I'd rather go through life wanting something I didn't have than having something I didn't want." NOTED a couple of weeks ago where there's a plan afoot to shoot excess elephants in Kenya, Africa, where there are so many of them they are eating themselves out of food, set up a company and can them for food. Researchers, backed by a Ford Foundation grant, are active in the plan - which they say would solve a severe problem. A canning factory would be set up and an effort made to sell the canned meat. They estimate that up to 5,000 of the animals will have to be slaughtered to alleviate the situation. I'll bet 5,000 elephants will fill a lot of cans. U. S. Navy submariners may soon get a real treat - in the form of a sultry voice which will be used on tape to warn them of danger aboard. Similar systems have been used in B- 58 bombers and have been credited with preventing disaster. Mrs. Joan Ririe, 34, actress, singer, dancer and mother of two, will supply the voice for the Navy warning system. Of the plan, she said, "They wanted a voice with a sense of urgency, but a voice that doesn't get on people's nerves. They wanted it sultry and call me Sexy Sally." The Navy expects the plan to be very successful. SOME sinking necklines look as if they've gone down for the last 'time! Lu Verne school completes staff LU VERNE-The Lu Verne Community High School has secured the bus drivers. They are William Hardcopf, Duane Neal, Myron Hinz, Mrs. Harold Meyer and Mrs. Bernard Coyle. Kindergarten morning route will be driven by Duane Neal, and the afternoon driver will be William Hardcopf. Lunch cooks are Mrs. Bernadell Harmon and Mrs. Jessie Stripling. Custodians are Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cronk. To Take Over Insurance Post SPECIAL/ "Kingsford" Briquets CHARCOAL Buy now for the long Holiday weekend ahead ! Kingsford CHARCOAL LIGHTER FLUID . . . . qt. 29c 1009 NO, MAIN JAN GARDNER Starting September 1st Jan Gardner will join Farm Bureau Insurance Company serving Portland, Buffalo, Plum Creek, Wesley, Irvington, Prairie, Sherman and LuVerne Townships. Jan, his wife, Karen, and their two daughters returned to the home they own in Algona on July 1st, after two years spent in Nebraska and Charles City, Iowa. Jan will be attending school in Des Moines the first week in September. Patterson reunion Lu Verne town hall LU VERNE-The annual Patterson family reunion was held Sunday at the Lu Verne town hall. There were sixty relatives present from California; Minneapolis and Rochester, Minn,; River Korost, 111.; Charles City, Ledyard, Dows, Gait, West Bend, Des Moines, Adel, Renwick, Corwith, Ames and Lu Verne. A plaque showing the Patterson family coat of arms was presented to the group by Ed Patterson of Adel. Table decorations and favors were furnished by the Orbin Hagists of River Forest, Illinois. Officers for 1906 were Irvin Chapman of Ames, president; Boyd Patterson, Dows, vice president; Mrs. Harvey Coe, West Bend, secretary-treasurer. The 1967 reunion will be held in Lu Verne on the second Sunday in August. New officers are Boyd Patterson, Dows, president; Max Patterson, Lu Verne, vice president; Mrs. Harvey Coe, West Bend, sec rotary-treasurer. TROPHIES Mark Hinners, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hinners, Lake City, had a remarkable first year in 4-H work. He was winner of three trophies at the Horse and Pony Show in Calhoun County recently when he showed his two- year old pony in contests there. ORDER FUEL OIL NOW FILL UP BEFORE THE FALL RUSH! You get the finest quality fuel oil for less money at Viking. Avoid the fall rush for fuel and call in your order now — while summer rates are still in effect! COUNT ON FUEL OIL • DEPENDABLE • ECONOMICAL • CLEAN Bulk Wagon Delivery To Any Point In Town or Country. ORDER FUEL NOW ! 295-3149 VIKING OIL CO ROY STOFFEL, Owner JUST NORTH OF MILWAUKEE STATION IN AUGONA

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