The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 1, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 1, 1966
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Local Mountain Climbers Are Home- Tired But Very Happy BY RUSS WALLER The Sept. 12 school election in Algona, to select one person as a member of the Board of Education, is proving to be quite a healthy one. Four candidates were in the field as of this writing, with Friday the deadline for filing. It is good that there is considerable interest in the election; too often they are cut and dried affairs with no healthy citizen participation. When you stop to think of it, with budget expenditures somewhere close to a million dollars a year, election to the board is a pretty important piece of business. * * * We're a long way 'from the Redwood forests of California and Oregon, but we hope the Sierra Club, a western public- spirited group interested in preserving some of nature's wonders for future generations, is successful in its fight to keep the forests intact instead of victims of lumbering greed. * * * It is, indeed, a small world. When Tom Waller, of Algona left summer employment at Sun Valley, Idaho, to drive home, he took a co-worker, oneTomGarus, as far as Omaha where the latter visited. Later Garus started to hitchhike back to his home in Twin Falls, Idaho. In Cheyenne, Wyo. he spotted a young man walking a dog, and as it appeared the driver was traveling west, Garus asked it he could have>a ride. The young man said he could, as far as Laramie, Wyo., where he was turning south into Colorado. Garus said he had been working at Sun Valley, and the driver said "Oh, is that so; I know a fellow.from my home • town who also worked there this summer. Tom Waller, do you know him?" The driver of the car was Gary Peer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Peer, who now teaches at Craig, Colo, and was headed there after attending a class reunion in Algona. * * * Haven't run across any county citizens yet who attended the national American Legion convention in Washington, D. C. but there may have been some. If so, we don't envy them their parade in Washington's August weather. A recent article on the Legion says that while it has the largest membership of any veteran's organization in the world, still only about 12 percent of those eligible belong . . . and while it doesn't always appear that way, most belong for fellowship and not politics. The V.F.W., with overseas service requirements for membership, has about half the total membership of the Legion. * * * A letter to the Editor in Sunday's Register from a California couple remarks that on entering Iowa from Minnesota on U. S. 169 they saw no "Welcome To Iowa" sign. If there isn't one there now, there used to be. Perhaps someone in the Elmore- Ledyard-Lakota area can tell us whether or not the Iowa welcome sign is there or gonel * * * Judging from the pictures, we'd say that so far as real beauty is concerned, the vice president's son did pretty well... and Luci and Pat are finally beginning to fall from the public eye which they didn't want to be in, in the first place ... but how do you honeymoon with secret service men following you around all the time? * * * Someone down at Ottumwa in the Wapello County Jail is likely to get the "word" before the investigation 'of the death of a 16-year-old girl by suicide is completed , . , held incommunicado seven days? * * * Speaking pfvacationpostcards, one arrived recently in a local place of business from one of the 'employees;. "Just a line to say everything is Okay. I hope the firm has missed me and that you've been losing money since Fve been gone. Will be home next week, ready to get the business back on its feet." *** And - the boss got a big chuckle out of it! BY LINDA ROSS Is this really happening to us ? That's what we four girls asked ourselves as we left Coon Rapids July 20. We were on our way for 20 days in the mountains I Last spring, it seemed like a dream when Kathie Weber, phys, ed instructor at Algona High, asked Alison Hansen, Stanberry, Mo., Nancy Yungeberg, Platte, So. Dak., who was an Algonan at that time, Ginny Deal and myself to accompany her on a camping trip out west. We reached Grand Teton National Park after a 22-hour drive, pitched our tent in the overflow area- and began hiking almost at once (after a little rest). The first was a one-miler to Inspiration Point. We wanted to get the best view possible, which is from the top, but missed by 100 feet, but were close enough to feel the spray of water from Hidden Falls. One of the tourist attractions we saw was the Chapel of the Transfiguration, the setting for scenes of the movie "Spencer's Mountain." The many sights of Yellowstone Park were jammed into just one day. We witnessed two eruptions of Old Faithful and saw smaller geysers and also got a good look at all kinds of animals. We hiked six miles upward to Surprise Lake and Amphitheatre Lake, called wedding ring lakes because they are joined by a waterfall, then had a snowball fight. Such a battle in July made us act like little kids with a new toy. The hike to Lake Solitude was our longest, 18 miles, but also the most colorful and fascinating, complete with all kinds of animals to study. Wild flowers and fresh mountain streams were abundant. We were with a party of 60 hikers and a ranger — and everyone made the 18 miles, but with more blisters and aching muscles than when we started. A raft ride down the Snake River was what we had been looking forward to all week. Eighteen of us boarded one of the rafts - and began the float 30 miles downstream. The trip was calm except when the raft hit a few rocks and we bounced around a bit. Boldridge Fractures Ankle Bill Boldridge, member of the 1966 Algona high football squad, who lettered last year as an end and seemed to have the inside track for No. 1 quarterback spot this fall, suffered a fractured bone in his ankle in practice Tuesday, and will be lost to the squad for at least a month. It appeared likely that the quarterback duties for the early- season games would fall on the shoulders of Roger Barr and Rod Rogert. Two other squad members, Don Hagen, center, and Steve Waller, halfback, ;were nursing injured ankles but in uniform. Algona high opens against Emmetsburg, there, Sept. 9. Summer Still King In Area; High Of 90 Summer proved it wasn't about to give up - yet - when the mercury shot up to 90 a couple of times this week in Kossuth county. The 90 marks were registered Monday and Tuesday at the official weather station, KLGA, following three straight mid-eighty readings. A trace of rainfall was put into the records Monday, although in some areas, including the city of Algona, much more than a trace was noted. Low mark during the period was 50 degrees Aug. 25. Here are the marks: H L R Aug. 25 80 50 Aug. 26 86 51 Aug. 27 86 55 Aug. 28 86 57 Aug. 29 90 61 Aug. 30 90 59 Tr Aug. 31 — 59 Continued warm weather has been predicted, along with the further possibility of rain. Closes - 54 Years After 54 years in the same locatipn and continuous operation, the Schultz Grocery Store in Lone Rock closed last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schultz closed out the business with ah auction of stock and fixtures, Saturday ^evening. To Viet Nam Randy Harmes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Harmes, Algona, left Wednesday for a year of service in Viet Nam with the U. S. Army. Randy is a 1962 graduate of Algona high school and attended Mankato State College and the University of Iowa before entering the Army. Algona Lions Win National Honor The Algona Lions Club has been notified that it placed second in the International Lions Club attendance contest in 196566. This standing was attained in competition with the "largest clubs having 100% attendance during the contest." The Algona service club received a $75 check and will be presented with a trophy in September for this outstanding performance. First place went to Weslaco, Texas and the third spot to Black River Falls, Wise. Two More File For School Board Post The race for one positon on the Algona Community School District board of education became more interesting late Monday when another pair ,of Algona residents filed for the single vacancy to be filled Sept. 12. Latest men to file were Phillip D. Pfeffer and Donald Frideres, according to Vaughn Rising, board secretary. They joined William Kraft and John Claude who filed several days earlier. Deadline for filing is Friday, Sept. 2. The one post which is open has been held by John Hayes, president of the board since 1962, who is moving away from Algona. Brother Succumbs A brother of August Kirschbaum of Sexton died last week at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines, He was Robert J. Kirschbaum, 74, of Garner, Funeral services were held Monday at Garner. (Shown in the photo, left to right, are Ginny Deal, Linda Ross, Nancy Yungeberg, Kathie Weber and Alison Hanson, this area's mountain climbing crew) The Tetons were beautiful, but the peaks too dangerous for us, so we headed for the Rockies. On the way, we stopped at Cheyenne for some fun at Frontier Days. the Rocky Mountain National Park camping area was. full, too, so again we tented in the overflow area. The next morning, we moved to Glacier Basin and attended church services in an amphitheatre - where Christmas carols were featured. We thought it strange until we discovered that in the Rockies, the last Sunday of the month is celebrated as Christmas. We then hiked to Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, Alberta Falls, Loch Veil Lake, Timberline Falls on our way to Skypond. At Timberline, we .found, a snow field and I suffered a mass defeat in show- balling. Taylor Glacier, one of the five in the park, was masked by clouds and it rained at lunch time. We also enjoyed the company of a Scottish couple and their three children. Trail Ridg'e Road, the highest highway in the world, was our destination on one of the rainy days and along the way stopped at the Continental Divide which runs from Alaska to Cape Horn in South America. Since we hiked almost every day, our appetites were really big. We ate no breakfast and for lunch had sandwiches, so by supper time we were usually famished. Casseroles, roast, ham, T-bones, fried and barbecued chicken, pork chops and chili were among the meals we consumed. Four of us took turns on KP and usually competed for cooking the worst meal. At night, we usually sang around the campfire. One evening, we attracted 20 other campers and had a lot of fun singing and laughing. While on our last hike, we stopped for lunch amid a group of uninvited guests, including chipmunks, etc. One chipmunk tried to steal a candy bar, but was stopped short of success. We then climbed to the top of a falls and made it down with a few more scratches and tears in our clothing. After 100 miles of hiking, we got our chance for a big climb up 14,255 foot Longs Peak, and got underway at 4 a. m. We had raisins and orange drink for breakfast and before beginning the final mile of the 8 1/2 mile jaunt, slowed our pace as it became more difficult to breathe in the rarified air. We pulled ourselves up 180 feet of cable and finally, after clinging to rocks to keep from losing our balance, made it to the top of the highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. The top of the mountain is the size of two football fields. After taking pictures of Casam Lake at the base of the peak and eating lunch, we rested, then started down the back side. Red and yellow dots were painted on the rocks to point out the easiest way. We slid on our pants much of the way - and when we reached the base of the peak 13 hours after beginning our ascent, we were tired, happy and proud we had climbed it. It was very difficult saying goodbye to the mountains when it came time to pack for the return trip home. jltome* iSTAIUSHID 1165 israil (50311). 1. 1932. ?' "« *»Kofflcc at AlKon.i. Iowa />ct of Congress of March 3, 1879. V<H. 101 NO. 67 &. : . : !S.]^^^ Supervisor Battles Highlighf County Primary Vote, Sept. 6 Expect School Bond Issue Vote In Nov. At an informal meeting between representatives of the Citizens Study Committee and members of the Algona School Board, it was recommended by the former that a special election to determine issuance of a bond issue for the Algona Community School system be called sometime in November. No definite action had been taken as of yesterday, but it appeared likely that the necessary preliminaries to such a vote would begin shortly. There has as yet been no specific amount fixed as to the size of the bond issue, but based on the purpose . of financing a new high school building, it appeared that it would be rather substantial. Armstrong Police Chief Heart Victim One of this area's best-known peace officers, Harry H. Hansen, 56, police chief at Armstrong, dropped dead of a heart attack while on duty there shortly after midnight there Sunday. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the First Methodist church at Armstrong. Burial was at Armstrong Grove cemetery. There was a family service at 11 a. m. Hansen had been Armstrong's police chief for about 10 years. He had a reputation as an active and alert officer and had been instrumental in capturing several persons wanted by authorities elsewhere. Highway Patrolman Keith Day of Estherville had radioed Hansen for assistance in checking out what appeared to be an abandoned car in the Arts Way Mfg. Co. driveway, a mile west of Armstrong, early Sunday. As Hansen approached Da/s patrol car, the veteran Armstrong officer collapsed. Day rushed him to Dr. Roy M. Turner's in Armstrong, where he was pronounced dead. Mr. Hansen was born May 12, 1910 in Palo Alto county, son of Hans and Kristina Smidt Hansen. He was educated at Maple Hill School, west of Armstrong, and married Pearl Hansen, Dec. 5, 1933, at Fairmont. He farmed and operated a trucking business before becoming Armstrong's police chief. Survivors include his wife; mother of Mclntire, la.; three daughters, Mrs. Donald Laffey and Mrs. LeRoy Johnson, both of Armstrong, and Mrs. Robert Laffey, St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Rodney of Wallingford; and 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers and sisters, Einar of Dolliver and Walter, Miss Ella Hansen and Mrs. Gotchel Anderson, all of Riceville. Enrollment At Garrigan High Up Slightly Total enrollment at Garrigan High School, which serves five parishes in this area, reached 511 (in four classes) as the new school year opened this week. Increase over 1965-66 is eight. Last year's enrollment was 503. At St. Cecelia's Catholic grade school here (six grades), enrollment now, 493, very nearly duplicates last year's total of 494. This year's figures were obtained Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, after all registrations for the current year had been totaled. DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY Supervisor, Firsf District - Charles Plathe, incumbent; Louis Bolgeman and E. J. (Jiggs) Kollasch. Supervisor, Third District - John Welhousen, Raymond Baade, Richard Cosgrove and Andrew Reising. County Attorney - Gordon Winkel, incumbent. County Treasurer - Rosella Voigt, incumbent. County Recorder - Clara Walker, incumbent. State Representative - Mancil Hurlburt. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY Supervisor, First District - Harold Trauger. Supervisor, Third District - William Rode, Earl Stott and Ted DeBoer, Jr. (Note - Mr. DeBoer's name is on the ballot, but he has died since the nominating deadline and ballot preparation). County Attorney - W. B. (Bing) MacDonald. County Treasurer - Don Jorgenson. County Recorder - Mrs. Mertie H. Huber. State Representative - Karl Kiilsholm. Plan Industry Salute "Algona Salutes Industry", a week-long tip of the hat to industries located here, will be held the week of Sept. 12, according to Bill Steele, secretary of Uie Chamber of Commerce. Perhaps the main event will be a Recognition Dinner at 6:30 p. m., preceded by an afternoon of golf, at the Country Club Sept. 13. Featured speaker will be Sherry Fisher, director of Iowa Community Relations for a large Des Molnes bank. He is reported to be a fine speaker. Directors of the board here are now selling tickets for the dinner for $4 - and it's an all-male event. Representatives of the Iowa Development Commission, Northern Natural Gas Co., the Milwaukee Road and Northwestern Railway plan to be present. During the week, displays of the works of 12 local industries will be placed In downtown store windows for all to see. Along with the display in each window will be a large card upon which will be information on the business whose display is featured No Tuesday Paper With Labor Day on Monday Sept. 5, a national holiday, there will be no Algona Upper Des Moines "first -of-the-week" paper printed next week for Tuesday delivery. The next UDM will be Thursday, Sept. 1. Seven Couples Get Wedding Licenses Here Seven licenses to wed were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week. They went to the following: Aug. 24 - Joseph W. Ringsdorf and Marian Kohlhaas; and Roger L. Lucht and Betty L. Vause. Aug. 25 - Michael P. Kienitz and Susan Hoover; and Darrell E. Par cell and Sandra Dettman. Aug. 26 - Thomas J. Studer and Sharon Bristow; and Dean A. Larson and E. VaLaine Jones. Aug. 29 - Paul A. Schaurnberg and Sherry K. Klinksiek. Public School Enrollment Is Largest Ever Total enrollment in the Algona Community School District reached a new high this year, with 1,760 students attending classes in the elementary and junior-senior high school buildings. The figure is seven per cent higher than last year's total of 1,643. According to figures released by Supt. 0. B. Laing after the second day of school (and there might be some late enrollees), the junior-senior high total exceeded 700 for the first time, with 731 listed, while the elementary figure went over 1,000 for the first time, with 1,029 attending. A year ago, the junior-senior high total was 690, while the elementary figure was 963. Gas Vote Voters at Livermore will go to the polls Sept. 20 to vote on a natural gas franchise for North Central Public Service Co. Some 63 residents of Livermore recently petitioned for the vote, which was then set by Mayor George B. Donalds. The company seeks a 25-year non-exclusive franchise for distribution New Controller For Weidenhoff Plant Here R. E, Hillburg, Kenosha, Wise., who has been in the accounting department of Snap-On Tools Corp. for 15 years, has accepted the position of controller with the Weidenhoff Corp. here, according to Ken Peirce, president of the local firm. Hillburg is a 1951 graduate of Valparaiso U. with a degree in accounting and has been in the tax division of the Snap-On firm since 1955. The Hillburg family will move into their new home here Sept. 1 Ledyard Girl Is Runner-Up, Fair Teen Queen LEDYARD - Gretchen DeBoer, daughter of Supt. and Mrs. Gilbert DeBoer, was chosen as first runner-up in the Miss Teen Queen of 1966 at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Saturday. Susan Platt of Orient was chosen Queen. Originally, there were 64 girls in the contest and there were eight finalists Saturday. While the girls were in Des Moines, they were guests of the Fair board, they rode in the parade and were presented in front of the grandstand Sunday evening. Mrs. DeBoer accompanied Gretchen to Des Moines Friday. Graduates, I.S.U. Vernell P. Ludwig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernell Ludwig of 509 North Church St., was an August 26 graduate from Iowa State University with a dgree in mechanical engineering. :J Kossuth county voters will ;!: make their party selections in ;;! primary election to be held next ::• Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the main :=: interest centered on the nomina- :=: tions in two supervisor districts. :j; In both the first and third ||: districts, primary battles are to •;: be settled. ji; The first district covers the :•: portion of Kossuth county south x of Algona; the third district ij : covers the area in east Kossuth, :|. in the Wesley-Titonka areas. :j FIRST TIME, VOTING MACHINE :j; Voting machines will be used ;i for the first time in the county •: in a complete election. :; On the machines, party strips :• are posted. Sample ballots are : also posted adjacent to the ma: chines, for study before voting :: if desired. Flipping of levers and pulling of a handle accomplish the physical act of voting. At the conclusion of the election in each precinct, the election judges will remove the ballot pack in the machine which simply drops out of the back of the machine, and tabulations in the poll books are made from the summary totals on the ballot pack. Election Judges then bring their poll books and ballot pack to the office of the county auditor as before, for tabula- tin county totals. TEN CANDIDATES FOUR WINNERS In the first supervisor district, South Kossuth, the democrats have three candidates in the race. Charles Plathe, St. Joe, supervisor for some years, is faced with competition from Louis Balgeman of West Bend, and E. J. Kollasch of St. Joe. Harold Trauger of Lu Verne is unopposed on the republican ticket. In the third supervisor district, the race is even hotter, with four democrats and two republicans in the competition. John Rode, longtime supervisor from the third, is not a candidate for reelection. But there are plenty of candidates for the post. On the democratic slate, John Welhousen, Raym ond Baade, Richard Cosgrove and Andrew Reising are all candidates, and represent areas of all of the third district. Republican candidates for the nomination are William Rode and Earl Stott. A third candidate, Ted DeBoer,, Jr., is also on the ballot, but recently passed away. GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER For the balance of the offices up for election, each party has but one candidate who will be nominated without opposition. Special interest will center on the general election in November. Casey Loss, longtime state representative, now a member of the State Board of Regents, and , who usually was reelected without opposition, is no longer on the ticket. The democratic nominee will be Mancil Hurlburt of Swea City, the republican candidate is Karl Kiilsholm of Algona. Offices of county attorney, county treasurer, and county recorder will also be filled. Wins Honda Melvin Bruns, 13-year old Algona youth, was the winner of a Honda in a drawing held at Diamond's Wednesday. The drawing was sponsored by Diamond's and North Iowa Appliance. Labor Day There will be no classes in area schools next Monday, Sept. 5, due to Labor Day. Most business places will also be closed. Buy Bancroft Home Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nemmers, formerly of Algona, have purchased the home of the late Alma Mulligan In Bancroft, and moved In last week.

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