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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 8, 1966
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ri*cr Picfures - Mere News - Biggest Circulation By Far {Upper e£ Jlotne* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1966 18 Pag«»_ 2 Section* VOL. 101 NO. 68 RUSS WALLER We suspected that Kossuth county would have someone attending the national American Legion convention. Bill Goetz of Wesley, 8th district Legion commander, was in attendance at the Washington, D. C. event, flying from Des Moines, where he joined some 16,000 other veterans in attfin- dance. 2,800 Votes In Kossuth Primary *** **« *** ,»» .„* P/af/ie, Reising, Sfoff Win Supervisor Confesfs; Hughes Tops Field 5 Candidates BILL GOETZ * * * A sort of consolidation of effort is taking place in the home economic Extension Service, where Kossuth and Palo Alto will now share the service of Extension Dept. home economists. As of Sept. 1, Margaret Pratt, with Carolyn Carlson as assistant, will serve both counties, working out of the Palo Alto office in Emmetsburg. The same general lessons and program will apply to both counties. * * * Perpetrators of the billing for a listing In a classified directory from a California group of promoters aren't too smart . . . they included in their billing the Algona Chamber of Commerce office . . .other local firms reporting having received the "billing" were Lindsay Soft Water, Paxson Insurance, and Bomgaars Store, and we presume there are others. The deluge of letters from the west coast has resulted in storm warning signals going up from all Better Business Bureaus and other watchdog organizations around the state. * * * Seems that seven young people in Kossuth County were employed during part of the summer, three boys and one girl at the Soil Conservation Service, one boy for the State Highway, and two for county maintenance crews, under Office of Economic Opportunity Act. Mrs. Helen Huber was chairman of the summer program, which more or less passed unnoticed while in progress. * * * LeRoy Mathlson, a 1936 graduate of Algona high, whose wife is the fomer Phyllis Kuchynka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kuchynka of Algona, was here with his family for a recent visit from his home in LaMlrada, Cal. He is managing editor of publications put out by the Narramore Christian Foundation in California, a nationwide counseling service based on giving help in many ways to people that need it, through counseling clinics, missionary services and helpful psychology. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Elsbecker and children, now of Council Bluffs, were also home for the occasion. Mr. Elsbecker is a native of Bancroft, and Mrs. Elsbecker is the former Jo Anne Kuchynka, sister of Mrs. Mathison. * * * Clem Erlander, former co- publisher of The Algona Upper Des Moines, who left here some years ago to join a centralized printing operation in the State of Washington, is now advertising manager for a chain of furniture - appliance stores in the Seattle - Tacoma area. * * * Maurice McMahon, ex-Algonau now living in Minneapolis, called to answer our inquiry about the "Welcome To Iowa" sign on U.S. 169 coming into the state from Elmore ... he says there IS a Welcome sign there, but that someone seems to have planted a pine tree in front of it, and the tree has flourished well, the detriment of the sign. Seek School Post Monday Algona voters will go to the polls for the second time in seven days next Monday, Sept. 12, when they will elect one member to the Algona Community School District board of eduation - and a large vote is practically guaranteed, as there are no less than five candidates for the post. Last candidate to file was Dr. Kevin Nash, well-known local dentist, who filed papers Sept. 2, deadline day for filing. Dr. Nash thus joined four other local men who had filed earlier- BUI Kraft, John Claude, Phillip D. Pfeffer and Donald Frideres. The five are seeking the post vacated by the resignation recently of John Hayes, board president since 1962 who is leaving Algona. There will be two polling places - the high school building here and the town hall at Whittemore, and they will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday. Man Charged With OMVi After Mishap A Lehigh man, James F. Smith, 26, was charged with OMVI after his auto struck the rear of another vehicle a mile south of Algona on highway 169 at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. Driver of the other vehicle was Kenneth Latourneau, 46, Minneapolis. Latourneau's sons, James B., 16, and John K., 15, sustained leg injuries in the mishap and Smith received lacerations on the left arm. None were hospitalized. Both cars were headed north at the time. The Latourneau vehicle had stopped for a highway crew flagman, Lawrence Riedel, Algona, at the site of a construction job on the highway. Smith couldn't stop in time and his auto struck the right rear of the Minneapolis car, which was pushed off the highway west into the lane at the J. B. Winkel home. The Smith vehicle wound up in the east ditch. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated, filed the charge and estimated damage to the Latourneau auto at $1,000 while the Smith car was considered a total loss. Three Minor Mishaps Here In Two Days Algona policemen investigated two mishaps here Wednesday, Aug. 31, and another the following day. All were minor and a total of six cars were involved. The first occurred at 11:45 a. m. Wednesday. An auto driven by Henry C. Johannsen, 71, collided with another driven by Wm. C. Taylor, 71, both of Algona. At 3 p. m. the same day, also on State street, a car being backed out by Connie J. Schultz, 17, Algona, struck a parked car of Virginia L. Becker, Burt. The Becker auto sustained an estimated $50 damages, while the other vehicle had $15 estimated damages. Thursday, at 12:08 p. m., a car driven by John Penning, 61, Corwith, was struck from the rear at a school stop sign on Diagonal street at its intersection with Elm by an auto driven by finery! L. Weydert, 21, Des Moines. The latter was charged with failing to have control and damage to the autos was estimated at $115. Weather Here Is Perfect! Delightful - that's what most area residents termed the weather here during the past week as the high was 86 degrees Sept. 1 and the low 45 degrees Tuesday. The mercury got above SOonly twice during the period as about three-fourths of an inch of rain was registered. Her^ are the readings : Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 H 86 79 81 72 72 72 L 60 62 61 55 51 45 46 R .71" Tr. To Reinstate Surplus Food Distribution The U.S.D.A. Food Supplement Program better known as Surplus Commodities Program will be reinstated in Kossuth County with the first distribution to be on Friday, October 7. This program will again be handled through the County Welfare Department. All low income persons who wish to make application must do so during the month of September for October distribution. Eligibility will be determined by "erification of resources and income within established guidelines. The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors early in May voted to make application for participation in the U.S.D.A. Coupon Plan but until the ap- plijation is approved the food distribution will be handled in the same manner as in the past. Area Men Are Hurt In Crash In Minnesota Leon Laird of Algona and Francis McGregor, Bancroft, were injured in a 2-car crash at Gaylord, Minn., (northeast of New Ulm), during the noon hour Aug. 29. Seat belts were credited with limiting their injuries. Mr. McGregor sustained a cracked collarbone and bruises and Mr. Laird, who was driving had severe bruises and a cut on the head. Both were taken to a hospital in the area for treatment. Mr. McGregor remained there for several days and Mr. Laird was brought back to Algona. Another auto came off a side road and struck the Laird vehicle near the rear. The auto rolled over several times and wound up on its top with the passengers suspended upside down. 3 Candidates In Swea City Race Three nomination papers are being circulated for the two terms that expire this September on the Swea City school board. They are V, E. Hazelhoff, Leslie Mino and William Tokheim. The deadline for filing nomination papers with the board secretary, Linnea Schuler, is noon Friday, Sept. 2. Present board members whose terms are expiring are V. E. Hazelhoff and Darrell Newlin. Mr. Newlin is not running for re-election. Has Grand Champ Ben G. Studer of Wesley, winner of many county and state fair cattle awards, showed the grand and senior champion Shorthorn bull at the Minnesota State Fair last week, a high honor William Fofh Named To Airport Comm. William Foth was named to the Algona Airport Commission at a meeting of the Algona City Council last Wednesday evening. He succeeds BobMcCulloughwho had served on the Commission for a number of years. The Dutch Elm disease in trees of the area occupied a considerable amount of the council's discussion time. A local prevention program has been in effect for the past six years, but it was verified that the disease has been found in some local trees. All such trees found have been removed and destroyed. There are an estimated 2,000 elm trees in Algona, about half of them on private property, Mayor Bill Finn said. 400 Greet Iowa Governor At Kickoff Dinner Gov. Harold Hughes, who seemingly will face William G. Murray in the November general election for the governorship, kicked off his election campaign in Algona last week Wednesday at a dinner sponsored by the Kossuth Democratic party at Garrigan high, with some 400 person present. Gov. Hughjs flew In and was greeted by about 100 persons at the Algona Airport. He returned to Des Moines after the dinner and program. The Governor, in his talk, did not dip into the usual vernacular of candidates by criticizing potential opponents, but rather reviewed some of the major accomplishments of his own administration, in a sensible manner, and pointed out that the present state treasury surplus is the largest in the state's history, and will be used sparingly and wisely, and not as a grab bag. Get Licenses To Wed Here Aug. 31 - Gregory L. Arrowood and Judy K. Abbas; Du- Wayne F. Gebken and Janet K. Black; Robert Eppler and Kathleen Uerley; and Wayne Westphal and MaLora Jane Seal. Sept. 1 - James T. Campney and Mary A. Fickbohm; James E. Park and Ruth Benschoter; and Keith A. Seely and Kendra L. Seely. Sept. 3 - Alvin Atcheson and Donna Mergen. New Case Filed Margaret Lynch, plaintiff, filed a petition in equity in district court tliis week against Patrick Lynch, defendant. The plaintiff claims the defendant does not intend to vacate property under the terms of a real estate lease, and wants the court to terminate the lease and order the defendant to vacate by Feb. 28,1967. Farmer Passes Alfred Erickson, who farmed southwest of Algona, died at his home early Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at McCullough Funeral Chapel here. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of the UDM. Angus Field Day A North Central Angus Field Day, picnic and judging workout will be held Sept. 11 at the Beryl Priebe farm, 2 miles west and 2 miles south of the junction of highways 169 and 18 at Algona. All 4-H members are welcome to attend the session. Class ^ Murray Big Lead Over Beck The eight living members of the 1920 graduating class of Presentation Academy at Whittemore held a 40th anniversary reunion at Van's here Sunday evening. Members of the class are shown above. In the front row, left to right, are Harold (ffl) Roth, Vail, la.; Msgr. P. P. Gearen, Algona, who was assistant priest at Whittemore in 1926; Fr. Ed Fandel, St. Mary's church, Auburn; Augusta Haag Roth, Vail, la.; and Alice Laubentlial Capesius, Eminetsburg. Back row, left to right, Ed Besch, Whittemore; Pete Nellis, Spirit Lake; Herman Kollasch, Whittemore; and Hubert O'Brien, St. Joe. There were seven boys and two girls in the class and one member is deceased. Class members at the reunion had dinner and lots of fun talking over old times with their spouses as guests. (UDM Polaroid Fashfoto) Local Industry To Be Honored Here Next Week Thirteen area industries will have displays of their works in windows of downtown stores during "Algona Salutes Industry Week", slated to begin here next Monday, Sept. 12. According to Bill Steele, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, the following will have displays and / or placards located in these stores: Zender's - EverdsBros.; Penney's - Druggists Mutual; Coast-To-Coast Toy Store Bituminous Materials and Supply- Grahams - Cook's Welders Supply; Sailer's Davis Paint - Algona Vault Serv.; S & L - Weidenhoff Corp.; Iowa State Bank - Universal Mfg. Co.; Diamond's - Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Corn Co.; Foster's - Directory Serv. Co.; Gambles - Metronics, Inc.; and North Central Public Serv. Co. - John T. McGuire Co., Faber Const, and M. T. McGuire Co. The event will be highlighted by a Recognition Dinner Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to do so may play golf preceding the dinner. Sherry Fischer, director of Community Relations for a large Des Moines bank, will be the speaker at the dinner, which is an all-male event. Representatives of several large corporations plan to attend. Pastor At Swea City To Leave Rev. Harley J. Kennedy, of the Swea City Open Bible church for the past two years, announced recently that he has accepted a call at Aurora, 111. He will be at the Soles Harbor church there, The Swea Open Bible church held a farewell party for the Kennedy family Sept. 1. A candidate pastor appeared Sunday, Sept. 4 and Rev. Kennedy will give his last sermon here Sept. 11. Wins Beetle Trip Gary Jones of Algona was one of 100 teen-agers who won a chaperoned trip to St. Louis to see the Beatles, in a contest sponsored by the Seven-Up companies of the area, including Seven-Up of Algona. Over 50,000 entries were received. Man Visiting Algonans Succumbs, Heart Attack Mark Joseph McDonald, 73, Omaha, lifelong friend of the Earl Lierleys of Algona, suffered a fatal heart attack at the Colonial Motel here at 3:25 a.m. Monday. He succumbed at St. Ann hospital at 8:04 a.m. the same day. Mr. McDonald came to Algona earlier to attend the Kathleen Uerley - Robert Eppler wedding Sunday with a sister of Mr. Lierley. Funeral services for Mr. McDonald were to be held at Omaha Thursday (today), with Hamilton Funeral Home here in charge of local arrangements. He had no known immediate family. As soon as he suffered the attack at the motel, an ambulance was called from McCullough's and Dr. Dean Koob was also called. Oxygen was administered by Hank Geilenfeld, ambulance driver, and Dr. Koob gave the stricken man a shot so he could be moved to the hospital. He was placed in an oxygen tent and given treatment at the hospital, to no avail. Policeman Charles Day also attended the man at the motel. Mr. McDonald had worked for the engineer corps and had been an auto salesman at Omahaprior to retirement several years ago. According to reports, he had suffered with a heart ailment for about five years. He was also a veteran of World War I and was partially cripped by an injury sustained while in the service. Name Officers Advisory Board, Opportunity Unit The newly elected Kossuth County Advisory Board for the Office of Economic Opportunity met Saturday morning, September 3, in the Court House. Officers were elected as follows: Joseph Straub of Algona, Chairman; Harry Naffziger of Lu- Verne, Vice-chairman; Mrs. Rose Ann Mondragon of Whittemore, secretary. This is the administrative committee forthe County Poverty Program. Kossuth county's delegates to the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. Board of Directors were also elected. They were Ed Elbert of Whittemore, Mrs. Be'rnice Heneman of Swea City, Mrs. Rose Ann Mondragon of Whittemore, and Joseph Straub of Algona. These four persons work in the administration of the four-county agency whose offices are in Emmetsburg. Members of the Kossuth's county board are Mrs. Kenneth Heneman, Swea City; Oliver S. Carlson, Algona; Mrs. Rosemary Dudding, Bancroft; Ed Elbert, Whittemore; Mrs. Orlene Hinrichsen, Swea City; Ted Hoover, Jr., Titonka; Rev. Robert Lorenz, Algona; Steve McCall, Algona; Vincdnt Meyer, Bancroft; Mrs. Rose Ann Mondragon, Whittemore; Harold Montag, West Bend; Harry Naffziger, LuVerne,; Mrs. Martha Nemmers, Bancroft; Lawrence Schiltz, Bode; Joseph Straub, Algona; Cecil Thoreson, Swea City. M. Peter Hart, Director of the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., conducted the meeting. Hart explained to the 16 member Advisory Board a Neighborhood Yough Corps project that is being developed. He also discussed with the committee the prospects for Head Start projects for Kossuth County. Mr. Hart told about the survey that is being conducted in Kossuth County. The purpose of this survey is to identify the needs of the county. It will also document any future projects that the committee might develop. The overflow crowd at the August 26 meeting and the perfect attendance at the Board meeting on September 3 demonstrates a keen interest in this Kossuth County program. No Udyard Contest LEDYARD - There will be school board election on Monday, September 12 at the Ledyard Town Hall. There are no new filings, Maurice Keil has filed for reelection for a three year term and Mrs. Elvin (Ruth) Carpenter for a two year term as treasurer. Too few contests resulted in a light primary election vote in Kossuth county Tuesday, although the percentage of voters going to the polls exceeded the average around the state. Slightly more than 16 percent of the qualified voters in the county went to the polls, while lowans as a whole averaged 14.3 percent. Gov. Harold E. Hughes, Democrat incumbent, was the top vote getter in Kossuth, getting the support of 1458 persons. On the other side of the ballot, William Murray garnered 858 votes and Robert Beck got 485 in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Most of the interest in Kossuth centered around supervisor races in the first and third districts. On the Democratic ticket, Charles Plathe, incumbent, won the first district nomination with 310 votes in the seven precincts involved. E. J. (Jiggs) Kollasch got 233 votes and Louis Balgeman 107. In the third district on the same .ticket, Andrew Reising gained the nomination with 188 votes, while Raymond Baade garnered 140, Richard Cosgrove 60 and John Welhousen 26. There are six precincts In that district. On the Republican side of the ledger, Harold Trauger, unopposed, got 133, votes; while In the third district, Earl Stott got the nomination with 152 votes, while William Rode got 135 and Ted DeBoer, Jr. (whose name was on the ballot although he is deceased) got five. A resume of the remainder of the races: State Representative - Democrat: Mancil Hurlburt, Swea City, 1135, unopposed; Republican: Karl Kiilsholm, Algona, 1138 unopposed. County Attorney - Democrat: Gordon Winkel, 1315, incumbent; Republican: Walter MacDonald, 1089, unopposed. County Treasurer - Democrat: Rosella Voigt, 1291, incumbent; Republican: Don Jorgenson, 1088, unopposed. County Recorder - Democrat: Clara Walker, 1284, incumbent; Republican: Mertie Huber, 1162, unopposed. As a result of voting Tuesday, the ballot Nov. 8 in the general election will shape up this way: State Representative - Mancil Hurlburt (D) vs. Karl Kiilsholm (R). County Attorney - Gordon Winkel (D) vs. Walter MacDonald (R). County Treasurer - Rosella Voigt (D) vs. Don Jorgenson (R). County Recorder - Clara Walker (D) vs. Mrs. Mertie Huber (R). Supervisor, First District Charles Plathe (D) vs. Harold Trauger (R). Supervisor, Third District Andrew Reising (D) vs. Earl Stott (R). Other candidates on the two tickets received the following totals in Kossuth: REPUBLICAN U. S. Senate - Jack Miller, 1132, Herbert Hoover, 199. Governor - William Murray, 858, Robert Beck, 484. Secretary of Agriculture Harold Sellers, 413, L. B. Liddy, 789. DEMOCRATIC U. S. Senate - E. B. Smith, 921, Gary L, Cameron, 231, Robert L. Nereim, 101, Ernest J. Seemann, 43. U. S. Congress, Stanely L. Greigg, 126J. An official canvass of g$ votes cast Tuesday will be com, pleted by the board of s,up<?jv visors here Friday.

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