The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 15, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 15, 1966
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Clear Pictures — More News - Largest emulation BY RUSS WALLER Up at Burt, Mrs. Lulu Ringsdorf who is now 87, has gone to the polls a good many timas. But In the last election she had a new experience — using one of the county's new voting machines. Shown how to run the thing by clerks of election Vera Bradley and Robert Angus, Mrs. Ringsdorf remarked: "I never thought I'd ever vote on one of these." But she did, and she hurried to finish an early morning washing so she could cast an early ballot — and she was No. 12 at the polls. She has never missed an election since becoming eligible to vote. Soybean harvest is just starting in this area .... one of first weights reported was from a load brought in at Cargills by Clyde Priebe .... 45 bushels to the acre. * * * Our sympathy goes out to the local citizen who, on returning home rather late after a night out with the boys, opened and ate a can of cat food by mistake.... we understand he mee-owed for a week. * * * Oscar E. Miller of Titonka was a visitor in the office several days ago. Now 83, he was one of the members of the National Guard unit pictured in this paper recently, labeled as 1903. Mr. Miller says the picture was from 1905, taken at Fort Des Moines. He had the same picture as the one- reprinted (furnished us by Albert Granzow) and he said it brought back a host of memories and a few good laughs. . For 30 years, prior-to .retirement, Mr. Miller ran a feed mill at Titonka. * * * It doesn't take much to start a riot these days .... down in Atlanta, police apprehended a fleeing man suspected of car theft .... the next thing they knew a full-scale riot was underway. In the words of Governor Harold Hughes, we find agreement. After a similar incident, Monday night in Des Moines, the Iowa Governor said:'"I'm not anti-Negro, I'm not anti-White, but I'm damned well anti-riot." * * * We live in a strange world. Just a few years ago the State of Iowa was moaning because it didn't appear that the state surplus emergency fund was big enough: to tide the state over into the next tax-collecting period. Now we find a big hassle going on because the state DOES have some 80 million in the treasury. We can't say that we love the state income tax setup — nobody loves deductions — but come the first of the year you've probably got it all paid, or overpaid - and the state isn't in the classification of a bankrupt.. Richard Nixon, we must say, has the glibness to sail smoothly from one end of the pole to the other .... last week, in one day's speechmaking, he was all for our invading North Viet Nam .... two days later, in another speech, he admonished about "the perils of escalation." Which way, Richard? Of the total budget of the U. S. Department of Agriculture which is $7.2 billion, only $2.6 billion of the total has anything at all to do with price supports or farm programs in this country or about one-third of the total. * * * To get maximum attention, it's hard to beat a good, big mistake. After watching the highly ballyhooed grand openings of the new fall TV shows, all we can say is that it looks like a good winter lor reading. * * * TACT: Changing the subject without changing your mind. A fool and his money are soon invited places. esi jlotnes. ESTABLISHED 1865 .1- -ii'ii'il •In'--. rr,,-it?r r :i! ti-r r'"'"''»'f .'it AlC'uKj. i5».)I!i N..V I I'i:i2. lind-T A'-i r,l ( nr.gio-i of h 3 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1966 20 Pages - 2 Section* VOL. 101 NO. 70 Geigel s Wed 50 Years An open house will be held Sept. 25 from 2 to 5 at the First Presbyterian church here in observance of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Geigel, Algona. Hosts will be their children, Georga Anne (Mrs. Gerald Voigt of Fenton) and Robert of Kansas City. Leota Hackman and Fred Geigel were married Sept. 27, 1916 in the Presbyterian church. They farmed many years north of Irvington on the ridgeroad. They retired in 1944 and moved to Algona. The open house is for all friends and relatives. No invitations are being sent. They request no gifts. Car, 2 Trucks Damaged In Two Mishaps A car-truck mishap 31/2 miles north and a mile east of Lone Rock at a gravel road inter section Tuesday at 10 a.m. resulted in charge of failing to yield the right-of-way against George E. Kissner, 47, Lone Rock. He -appeared in Mayor Bill Finn's court and was fined $10 and costs. •An auto driven by Mr. Kissner collided with a truck driven by Alvin M. Dalen, 35 , Wallingford. The auto was demolished and the truck sustained an estimated $300 damage. The auto was headed east and the truck was headed north at the time of the mishap and the truck was struck in the area of the left front door. A cornfield partially blinded drivers at the intersection. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated. At 11 a.m. Monday, a truck driven by Jerry D. McVay, 41, Humboldt, crashed, resulting in an estimated $200 damage. The vehicle was headed west, the brakes failed and the driver cut the corner to slow it down, but it went across the blacktop road, rolled into a ditch and landed on its wheels. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated. Mercury Dips As Rain Moves In Wednesday The Mercury began to drop here early Wednesday morning after rain moved in with a cold front from the north. A trace of rain was registered at the official weather station during the night Tuesday. The low Wednesday morning before the temperature began to skid was 54 degrees, while high during the past three days was 85 degrees Monday. Here are the marks: Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 H 85 84 L 55 53 54 R Tr. FARM SALE CALENDAR SEPT. 17, SATURDAY -Johnson & Larson Sale, 1 p.m., 4 east of 169-18 junction at Algona, to Drive-In corner, then 1 1/2 south. Machinery, etc. Sale details Sept. 13 issue. Quinn & Leek, auctioneers; Red Madsen, Burt, clerk. SEPT. 17, SATURDAY — Glen Teeter sale, at 9:3,0 a.m. 2 west, 1/2 south of Burt; or 8 north, 1 1/2 west and 1/2 north of Algona. Machinery, buildings, etc. as listed in Sept, 13 issue. Clark & Quinn, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, clerk. SEPT. 17, SATURDAY Garvin Sisters antique andhouse- hold goods sale, Forest City. SEPT. 20, TUESDAY -Pat Delaney sale, 1 p.m., 3/4 east of Armstrong Sale Barn and 1/2 north, Clark & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, Armstrong, clerk. Details in Sept. 15 issue. SEPT. 21, WEDNESDAY, 9 a.m. - Dean 0. Swanson sale, at farm 1 1/4 miles north of Swea City on blacktop. Sale offering includes tractors and much other machinery, household goods, buildings, livestock. Complete sale details in this issue of Upper Des Moines. Clark & Clark, auctioneers; Swea City state Bank, clerk. Thompson Rites At Swea City Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist church in Swea City for E. E. Thompson, 94, Swea City. Mr. Thompson died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville where he had been a patient for about 12 days. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lional and Dettmer, both of Swea City; a brother, two sisters, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Plan Bible Institute Sunday afternoon Edgar Meyer conducted 20 members of the Trinity Lutheran church to Fort Dodge for a four-hour workshop session, as a prelude to a Bible Institute, which begins Sunday evening, Sept. 18, the first of six fall meetings to be held at St. Paul'sin Whittemore. Other participating churches are Garner, West Bend and Trinity Lutheran in Algona, and each will host some of the sessions. Falls From Ladder Glen Sabin, 50, was admitted to St. Ann hospital Saturday afternoon suffering a dislocated hip incurred in a ten-foot fall from a ladder. Father of two children, Mr. Sabin is an employee of Universal but had been painting a barn on the James Dodds farm on Saturdays. His injury came on the day the painting was to have been finished. Other men working with him on the barn brought him into the hospital. Five Fined Fiver persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week. They were Raymond M. Vaske, Bancroft, $25, reckless driving; Sheryl L. Weydert, Des Moines, $10/ failing to have control; Stephen Erpelding, Algona, $10 speeding; Marvin J. Lauben- tahl, West Bend, $7, speeding; and Phillip H. Simpson, Algona, $5, improper registration. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Big Sale Surge In Cars; 48 Licensed Here Even though the 1967 model cars will soon be coming to dealers, the sale of new 196G cars and trucks continued at an accelerated pace as buyers tool advantage of exceptionally goai deals late in the season. A total of 48 new vehicle;, were registered at the efficient office of Rosella Voigt. county treasurer, during the pas'. 10 days or so, as follows: GMC- Tuloma Gas Products, Irvington; Ellra E. Pettis, Burt. Fords - No. Iowa Sewing Machine, Algona; Silas Metzger, West Bend; Gladys H. Loucks, Ledyard; Robt. J. Cink, Algona; Irvan Roelfsema, Elmore;. Thomas F. McGuire, Eincrofl; Foster Furniture, Algona; Eugene Drager, Algona; Garrigan Hi, Algona; Leo Neppl, Irvington; Marilyn Selke, Titonks.; Marilyn Bellinger, Lone Rod:; Lloyd B. Rosenau, Lakotu; Wayne Vaudt, LuVerne; Janus J. Stahl, Lu Verne. Friendship Camper - Jarms Modrell, Algona. Chevrolets - Russell Richardson, Swea City; Robt. C. Mn- Mahon, Algona; Robert D. Ma •low, Lone Rock; Clarence J. Metzger, Algona; Clyde Rein>bach, Bincroft; Sylvester Brace, Lone Rock; Alfred Stenzel, Buffalo Center; Arthur M. Munke, Bancroft. Mercury - Walter A. Meyer, Whittemore; Edgar Matheson, Buffalo Center. Plymouths - Roland L. Bernau, West Bend; John Vint, Algona; John Marte, Whittemore; Constance Inglett, Ledyard; Charles Bloom, Algona; Charles R. Kollasch, Whittemore.' Rambler - Leo Immerfall, Algona. Buck - James Mastin, Elmore; Thomas Rundle, Corwith. Dodges - Pech. Motors^ Swea City; Alfred Scherer, Algona; Robert Wegener, Whittemore; Tena Bruns, Titonka. Oldsmobiles - Dau's Garage, Algona; Robert W. Hardcopf, Lu- Verne. Pontiacs - Stanely Egel, Lu- Verne; Frank Kramer, SweaCity Volkswagen - Wm. McGuire, Bancroft. Miscellaneous - Ralph Markla, Algona; Walter Morz, Algona. Three Hurt In Two Mishaps In This Area Three persons sustained injuries in a pair of one-car mishaps in this area during the past few days. Raymond M. Vaske, 17, Bancroft, suffered an injured right knee and was treated at home after the auto he was driving went through a stop sign and struck a curbing, overturning at Lone Rock at r :20 p.m. Friday. Damage to the auto was estimated at $300 and the driver was charged with reckless driving by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, an auto driven by Gloria L. Friis, 39, V/esley, went off a blacktop road five miles north of Wesley, injuring Mrs. Friis and her 10- month old daughter, Laurie. They were treated at the Britt hospital. Laurie sustained a broken left leg and Mrs. Friis bruises and abrasions in the mishap. The auto sustained an estimated $1,000 damage when it left the road and slammed into a ditch. Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson investigated. Moonlight Madness! Wednesday night, Sept. 21, will be the date for the annual Moonlight Madness of Algona retail stores, sponsored by the retail trade committee of the Chamber of Commerce. It's a date to circle on your calendar ! Gets Divorce Carol Simmons was granted a divorce from Jonathan Simmons in district court here this week and received custody of an unborn child and property. 100 At Banquet Honoring Win In Fall Trophy Shoot Here The Izaak Walton League held its annual Fall Trophy Shoot at the organization's grounds south of Algona Sunday - with the largest field of entrants, 62, and the largest crowd in history in attendance. Topping the field were the shooters shown above. In front, left to right, are C. Christensen, Woden, who won the high over all trophy, and Bob Arend, Algona, who placed first at 16 yards. In bade, left to right, are Earl Zeigler, Algona, who won the Izaak Walton League Traveling Trophy, Mr. Pihl, address unknown, high handicap shooter, Jim Truelson, Britt, third high over all, and Gary Ludwlg, St. Benedict, second high over all. The shooting, according to observers, was topflight, perhaps the best ever in the local meet. (Pete Poundstone Photo) Bible Teaching Cement Truck Crashes Mission Set At Titonka Good Hope Lutheran church, Titonka, will observe it's annual Bible Teaching Mission begin- ing with Sunday morning worship, Sept. 18, at 9:30, and continue for four evening sessions, Monday thru Wed'.-sday, at 7:30 p.m. The Bible Teacher for the mission is the Dr. Christopher Tang, member of the faculty at the Lutheran Bible Institute, Minnea- oolis. Dr. Tang was born in China. His father served in a Lutheran school and three of Dr. Tang's brothers are also serving the church. For each of the evening services, special music has been arranged. After the Sunday and Wednesday evening sessions, there will be a coffee hour in fellowship hall served by the Jennie and Janan circles. Special prayer time will be held each evening in the chapel of the education center beginning at 7 p.m. The public is cordially invited, Kindergarten Photos Appear In UDM Today Parents and grandparents of the 239 kindergarten students in the Algona Community School District will find a page of interest to them in this issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. North Central Public Serv. Co. is again sponsoring a full page which will have all 10 local classes featured. Reprintsofthe ad will be available at the gas company's office, 10 East State street within a few days. Graveside Rites Graveside rites for George Kelly, who died at a nursing home at Dumont Saturday morning, were held at Riverview cemetery here Tuesday, with Fr. James Bruch officiating. McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Kelly had no known relatives in this area. Student Car; 3 Escape Three Garrigan High students escaped without injury when the car in which they were riding to school, Wednesday morning, was struck from the rear by a Ruan Transport truck, loaded with 130 barrels of cement. Driving the car was Diane Kay Bode, and riding with her were her sisters, Patrice and Norma Bode, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bode of rural Algona. The girls were coming west, and went to turn at the corner by the Acreage Motel. Right behind them was the transport truck, driven by Francis Quinn. The truck had loaded at Ventura and was headed for Palmer with its load of cement. Quinn said he did not see any indication of a turn signal. The girls said they did switch a turn signal before starting their turn. The Bode car was considered a total loss. The entire rear end was smashed and how the girls escaped without injury is a miracle. They were taken to school by another student car. The truck driver, knowing that he could not stop in time to avoid entirely missing the vehicle ahead, swerved his heavy vehicle sharply to the right, and although he hit the Bode car, managed to keep from striking it with full force. He wound up out on the edge of a corn field, in a jackknlfe position. The truck went over the ditch and did not tip over. Police Chief Al Boekelman and County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst both checked the accident and a hearing was slated later in the day on the mishap. Algona Man's Mother Dies In D-Moines Mrs. Andrew (Agnes) Crawford, mother of Andy Crawford, Algona Insurance agent, was buried in Des Moines Saturday. She would have been 93 years of age Oct. 7. Mrs. Crawford suffered injuries which proved fatal in a fall down the stairs to the basement of the home of her daughter, Ruth, with whom she had resided. She died late Wednesday at a Des Moines hospital. Rites Pending Miss Margaret Thompson, a cousin of August Slagle of Algona, who came here recently to make her home at the Good Samaritan Home, died there Tuesday afternoon. Funeral arrangements for her were pending at press time at McCullough Funeral Chapel. Licenses To Wed Four wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Stpehen Aagard and Mary Will; and Michael Gilbert and Phyllis Scott, Sept. 6; Daniel N. Zaugg and Rosemary Ulses, Sept. 7; and Eric Bartleson and Catherine Bleich, Sept. 8. Incumbents Win In Twin Rivers School Ballot Two incumbents were re-elected to posts on the Twin Rivers Community School Board (Bode- Uvermore - Ottosen) in Monday's election. Tommy Kissinger, Livermore, received 233 votes, and Keith Holland, Bode, 195, for directors-at-large. A third candidate, Harold Vosberg, Ottosen, received 48 votes. Robert Wilson, Livermore, was elected treasurer with 208 votes. He replaces Wilford Rood, Bode, who was not a candidate for re-election but who received six write-ins. Clyde Thatcher, Bode, received one write-in vote for director. Orren Olson, Bode, received two write-ins, one for director and one for treasurer. Named To Board BANCROFT - Harold McNertney and William Droessler were new members elected to the school board at Bancroft Monday, each receiving 178 votes of 262 cast. There were 10 ballots spoiled. Dr. Ralph E. Weber received 61 votes and Verne Logan 58, while Ralph Cayler got 15 write-In votes In the race for industrial growth and development, the most important tiling any community has is the industry that already exists there, said Sherry Fischer of Des Moines, guest speaker at a banquet Tuesday evening at the Algona Country Club, sponsored by the Algona Industrial Development Corp. as part of "Salute To Industry Week" in Algona. Special guests at the banquet and program were representatives of Algona industrial firms. Sherry, director of community relations for a Des Moines bank, said that the biggest percentage of Industrial growth in recent years in Iowa has been the expansion of plants already existing in cities and towns in the state. He also strongly emphasized the need for varied recreational opportunites as a community asset in the quest for industrial expansion. Sherry also called attention to the fact that tourism is now a major Industry in itself, and that a community which has facilities for attracting American families on the move will find itself benefiting in many ways. Jack Chrischilles, chairman of the Industrial Corp., was toastmaster. Representatives of various local Industries present were introduced in the course of the program. Represented were Universal Manufacturing Co., Weidenhoff Corporation, Everds Bros., Druggists Mutual Insurance, Bituminous Materials and Supply, Cook's Welders Supply, Algona Vault Service, Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Corn, Directory Service, Metronics, Inc., McGuire Contractors and Fiber Construction. The Des Moines speaker paid high compliment to Algona as a potential growth site for industry, citing its location, rail and road advantages, and numerous internal assets, such as natural gas, municipal power, good schools, and proximity to recreational areas. About 100 attended the banquet, Including guests from national concerns affiliated with local industry. An afternoon of golf, and a social hour preceded the banquet. Ken's Auto To Construct New Building Here Ken Wehrspan, owner of Ken's Auto Service, has announced plans for the construction of a new building to house his Plymouth-Valiant dealership in Algona. The new structure will be 100 feet by 70 feet, and will be built just north or his present location on North Main Street, of concrete block and steel with 1600 sq. feet of showroom space. Construction will begin immediately and completion is scheduled for December 1. Scout Camporee To Be Held Next Weekend Algona Boy Scout Troops #70 and #71 are to host a District Camporee here Sept. 16-17-18 at the Kenneth Roney farm just north of Irvington. All parents that have sons 11 through 16 years of age that would like to join the Scouting movement are urged to contact the local Scoutmaster as those boys are invited to come join in the activities. Contact Troop#70 Scoutmaster Richard Beisell or Troop #71 Scoutmaster Roy Burris. Twenty Boy Scout troops from the district have been invited New Graham Aist. Ed Pierson is new assistant at the Graham Store here, managed by Brail Wright. Mr. Pier&on comes from Sheldon where be was associated with the Graham firm. He is married and has an apartment at 712 W. Nebraska.

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