The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 22, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 22, 1966
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Clear Pictures — More News — Largest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER The U. S. Dept. of Agriculture plans to spend $170 million, the same amount as last year, to purchase foods for use in the national school lunch program during 1966-67. The school districts pay the cost of transporting, storing and refrigerating these foods from the Iowa warehouse to the school .... the school lunch food distribution to both public and private schools is under the Iowa Department of Public Instruction, school lunch section. Last school year Iowa received foods from this source valued at $3.9 million, accounting for about 20 per cent of the food used by the schools. . * * * When Alex Demand of Algona came to this country as a youth from Greece he worked for a time In Chicago. One of his closest friends was also a young man from Greece, named Kam- poukas. They went in different directions, but remained in touch via letter over the years, occasionally seeing each other, too. Recently, Alex got a letter from Kampoukas, now living in San Diego. It was a warm, touching letter, written from the heart, with a few misspellings but with a feeling that you seldom find in a letter. Alex had the letter with him when he visited his daughter, Cathy, employed until recently at the University of Iowa (and now in Chicago with a professional group's magazine). Alex showed the letter to a member of the English staff, who asked if he could have a copy; In the September issue of Atlantic Monthly Is a page reprinting the letter In Its entirety, headed k "Last Letter From., Old Kam'pouni^^it wouldl>e worth your reading. The Prof, incidentally, got $200 from the magazine for sending it in. • * * * Because none of us at the Upper Des Molnes, or in Midwest Printing & Litho, are eligible In the UDM football guessing contest, we decided to run our own, using the same games as the UDM contest. There is, of course, a reason for our mentioning this- the reason: Of last Saturday's 22 games, ye olde man came through with 18 correct picks, and won the jackpot. Second place, Josephine Waldera, who probably doesn't know a football from a pumpkin, with 17 right; tied for third, with 16 right, Don Smith, Jack Purcell, Paul Halverson, Ray McCarty and Denny Waller. The Mourner's Bench, with 11 - Harlan Rouse. * * * We get some odd mail at our office, but one of the most peculiar came recently from The Society for the Preservation of the Crow .... we couldn't figure out whether it was a conservation group or a distillery sending the letter. At Yonkers, N. Y. the other night, a horse named Nardin's Bird won the $100,000 pace for two-year olds .... the driver ? Why, Del Insko, one of Mark Insko's sons, ex-Kossuth boys .... we don't know how that $100,000 is split up, but we hope some of it managed to land in the Insko pocket. * * * In answer to an inquiry, any school in Kossuth county so wishing is welcome to a tabloid page in the Upper Des Moines devoted entirely to their own school news, if they will pay a nominal sum for the typesetting involved. * * * Well, time is a great healer .... Indonesia has requested readmittance to the United Nations, and Russia is even talking about paying its back dues. * * * t To convince yourself that times change, just consider the fact that this nation was founded partly to avoid taxes. * * * There is one disadvantage to a shorter work week - there are fewer coffee breaks! Jitomes ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the portofflce at AUona, Iowa (50511), Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1966 16 Pages — 2 Sections VOL. 101 NO. 72 Orville Ramse Funeral Held At East Chain Funeral services for Orville Ramse, 59, Swea City, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the East Chain Lutheran church with Rev. Richard Hane officiating. Burial was at the church Cemetery. Mr. Ramse, farmer in Grant township, was found dead about noon Saturday in a farm outbuilding, an apparent suicide. Death was attributed to a self- inflicted gunshot wound, according to Dr. R. D. Brainerd of LuVerne, deputy medical examiner for Kossuth county. Mr. Ramse was born July 25, 1907 in Grant township and lived all of his life on the same farm except for a short period in the Bricelyn vicinity. He was married at East Chain in 1940 to Inez Olson, who survives. He was a member of the East Chain Lutheran church, serving as trustee and financial secretary for a number of years. He also was a member of the Grant township school board. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Arnold, and a daughter, Mrs. Luther Erickson, both of St. Paul. Two brothers and three sisters are Lester and Everett Ramse, Myrtle and Jospehlne Ramse and Mrs. Selmer Thompson, all of Bricelyn. September Term Will See Grand Jury Report The September term of dis- "t'rlcT'court "Is"'slated"tb;bpen here next Monday, Sept. 26, with Judge Murray Underwood presiding. The grand jury is to report the following day, Sept. 27, at io a.m. and the petit jury has been asked to report the following Monday, Oct. 3, for possible duty. According to court records, the assignment of cases shows 17 criminal matters, 11 civil jury and 11 equity and law (non- jury) cases on the docket during the term. The equity and law matters are first up, beginning with the first day of the term, and expected to continue through Sept. 30. 18 Licenses To New Vehicles In Past Week Eighteen new vehicles have been licensed in the past week at the office of Rosella Voigt, county treasurer for Kossuth County. New registrations were vnade as follows: GMC - Klein Farm Supply, Algona. Dodge - Ernest J. Gales, Bode. Chevrolets - Donna Jean Snyder, Swea City; Fred Gray, Titonka; Merlyn HonsbrUch, Algona; Kemna Motor, Bancroft; Harold L. Beenken, Titonka; Shirley Larson, Swea City; Jimmy Lowman, Algona; Sam Winter, Buffalo Center. Plymouths - Virgil Shackelford, Algona; Fred Merkle, Lu- Verne. Pontiac - Richard Zaugg, West Bend. Chrysler - Gloria Friis, Wesley. Fords - Ed Sindelar, Algona; Arie Dlttmer, Burt; Keith N. Pierce, Corwith. Volkswagen - Directory Service Co., Algona, Two Charged A total of $250damage resulted to a pair of autos and both drivers were charged following a mishap here Monday at 10:10 a.m. Charged were the drivers, John P. Schneider, Bode, no chauf- fuer's license, and Victoria J. Hutchison, Algona failing to yield the right-of-way. The Bode driver was headed south and the Algona driver headed west at the time of the crash, which occurred at the intersection of Lucas and Roan streets. Police investigated. Demo Caravan, Hughes, Grigg, Here Sept. 29 Governor Hughes will pay a return visit to Algona on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29, according to an announcement made today by the Kossuth County Democratic Central Committee. Congressman Stan' Greigg, Senatorial candidate E. B. Smith, and all state and local Democratic candidates will accompany Hughes in a caravan to the Algona Hotel where there will be an open house at 2:45. Everyone is invited to be at the hotel to meet Hughes, Greigg and the other candidates and to enjoy the free refreshments which will be served by the Democratic Women's Club. Both Hughes and Greigg have been frequent visitors to Kossuth County. Hughes spoke to the Northwest Iowa Mayor's Association at the Country Club in June and thenkicked off his re-election campaign at the Democrat's annual dinner at Garrigan High School last month. Greigg has made numerous trips to Kossuth County despite the fact that he' has maintained a record of almost perfect attendance at congressional roll calls. State Treasurer Paul Franzenburg, Lome Worthington, State Auditor; Lawrence Scalise, Attorney General; Kenneth Owen, Secretary of Agriculture; Robert Fulton, Lieutenant Governor^ and Michael Doyle, candidate fofSec- retary of State, will all be here. Mancil Hurlburt of Swea City, Democratic candidate for Casey Loss' old seat In the Iowa House of Representatives, will head the list of local candidates in the caravan. Other local candidates are incumbents Gordon Winkel, County Atlo'rh'SyT'Clwa: Walker,' County Recorder; and Rosella Voigt, County Treasurer. The caravan Will leave Emmetsburg at 2 p. m. on Thursday and is scheduled to arrive at the Algona Hotel at 2:45. Eagle Grove Man Sentenced For Bad Check Garold E. Smith, Eagle Grove, received a suspended 7-year sentence in district court here Monday after changing his plea from not guilty to guilty before Judge Murray Underwood. He had been charged with false drawing and uttering of a bank check in the amount of $50. . The check was passed at Sjogren's grocery here June 18, the man arrested and bound over to district court following preliminary court action with Justice Delia Welter presideing. The man was placed on probation, pending good behav- iour, to the State Board of Parole after being sentence'd to the state penitentiary at Ft. Madison. Ringsted For Gas, Livermore Is Against Two gas franchise elections were held in this area Tuesday, with North Central Public Service Co. attempting to establish natural gas service at Ringsted and Livermore, The franchise was granted by residents at Ringsted, 73 24, while the plan was defeated at Livermore, 82-49, with two spoiled ballots. The company has another franchise election coming up at Pocahontas Oct. 11. Wed 25 Years All relatives and friends are invited to an open house honoring Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Koehnecke, former Algonans, on their 25th wedding anniversary at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Hartley, Sept. 24 from 8 to 10 p.m. One License One wedding license was issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this weeK. It went to Larry Kockler and Linda Goeke, Sept. 17. State Suggests River Program On East Fork, Kossuth County New Dams And Fish Stocking Recommended The Iowa State Conservation Commission is studying a proposal which might result in improved fishing, a more constant water level, and wildlife cover along the east fork of the Des Moines river in Kossuth county. A survey of the entire river from Tuttle Lake in Emmet county to Humboldt, was made recently by air, by Wm. C. Brabham, director of planning and coordination for the State Conservation Commission, in company with State Senator Don Murray of Bancroft and Bill Easier, Kossuth county conservation officer. Following the survey, Mr. Brabham made three recommendations to the Com mission: 1 - That the Fisheries Section be encouraged to set up a management program on this stretch of the river. 2 - Suggest that biological review of the area beuadertaken to evaluate the retention dam from a fish and wildlife standpoint. 3 - Ask Commission engineers for an opinion of the feasibility and possibility of a structure which would be favorable to a fish, game and recreation program on the river and still be- compatible with the road and bridge program in Kossuth County. The plane flight revealed that from the Tuttle Lake outlet to an area north of Bancroft where there were no low dams, the river was dry (August 31). The portion below the dam areas did. have continuous water. The opinion seemed to be that low dam heads, placed in the river in 1931 and 1933, were quite effective, and several more would be even more valuable. The men agreed that there might be a plan worked ou£ for possibly new flood control structures to be incorporated with a county highway bridge program. With new low dam construction, a green belt concept along the stream would allow potential waterfowl area development, plus improved fishing, and other recreation potential, Mr. Brabham pointed out. in conclusion he said that in his opinion existing low head dams are effective in maintaining a water supply in the river presently and that a land acquisition, fish management and habitat development program on the east fork of the river appears to have merit for the future. Senator Murray said that further decisions from the State Conservation Commission would govern what action might result from the first survey, and cooperation with the recently created County Conservation Board and the county highway department in formulating a county improvement program would be the next step. Lions Hosts To District Head The Algona Lions Club was . honored Tuesday at its weekly luncheon by District Governor Fred C. Missal of Garner. M ssal presented Lions president Dr. Kevin Nash with a trophy and cash award for the local club's second place finish in the 1965 international Lions attendance contest. The Algona service organization achieved a 100% attendance mark during the contest under the direction of then- president Oliver S. Carlson. Floyd Bxle was the secretary during that term and is currently holding the samn R. R. Jackson, a momber of the Iowa State • Printing Board, was the featured speaker at the meeting. Jackson is on the board of directors of the Iowa Daily Press Association AHS Homecoming Queens Algona's Bulldogs will host the Iowa Falls Cadets in a North Central Conference football game here Friday night, Sept. 30 - and the fray will also mark the high point of the current season - because it's Homecoming 1 Four senior girls were nominated recently by members of the football squad to be Homecoming Queen candidates. One of the four will be elected by a vote of the entire high school student body and will be crowned to reign over the event during the Faculty Follies Thursday evening, Sept. 29. The candidates are shown here. They are, front, Rose Mino, second row, Brenda Sjogren, left, and Connie Darbyshire, and back, Sandy Harmes. Miss Mino is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mino, Brenda's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Don Sjogren, Connie's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Darbyshire and Sandy's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Burton Harmes. All four take part in many school activities. Rose is a cheerleader and a member of FBLA, FHA, GRA and the Pep Club; Brenda is in FHA, FTA, GRA, Pep Club, Symphonettes, Cadettes, mixed chorus and girls' chorus; Connie is in FHA, GRA, Pep Club, National Honor Society, girls' chorus, mixed chorus, Cadettes, Sym- phonettes, is state secretary of Student Councils and is co-editor of the annual; and Sandy is In FHA, GRA, girls' chorus, Pep Club, FTA, National Honor Society, is a cheerleader and annual coeditor. (UDM Polaroid Photo by Don Smith) Rippenfrop Funeral Held At Titonka TITONKA - George J. Rippentrop, 74, died Saturday afternoon at Hancock Memorial hospital in Britt, after having been admitted that morning. He was born March 1, 1892 on a farm near Titonka, his parents being John K. and Mary Willemsen Rlppentrop. He was married to Anna Sevalve in October, 1914, and they lived their entire life on a farm near Titonka. Survivors are three daughters; Mrs. Albert E. Sleper (Jennie), Lakota; Mrs. Alvln Gray (Irene), Chili, Wise., and Mrs. Vernon Gray (lola) of Corwith; three sons; John S. and Raymond of Titonka and Edgar of St. Paul; Six sisters: Mrs. Anna Ukena, Lakota, Mrs. Maggie Boekelman, Mrs. Mary Welhousen, Mrs. Ella Sleper, Mrs. Johanna Ubben and Mrs. Gertrude Rlke, all of Titonka; and a brother, Olvert of Lakota. He was preceded in death by his wife, three sons and a brother. Services were held Tuesday at the Ramsey Reformed church at 1 p.m. Rev. John Janssen officiated and Interment was at the church cemetery. Casket Bearers were Henry Plalsier, Enko Sraidt, Alrek Boeckholt, Ed Stecker, George Ricks and Bruno Bruns. Blake Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements. OMVI Charged After Algona Man's Arrest An Algona man, Russell R. Rentz, posted $350 bond in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week after he was arrested by local police and charged with OMVI. Preliminary hearing in Finn's court is pending. Two men, Ted Greinert, Fenton, and James Dodds, Lone Rock, were each fined $15 in Finn's court for possession of a wood duck; while others fined after preliminary hearings included: Floyd Baas, West Bend, stop sign, $10; Nicholas J. Grees- man, Bancroft, no muffler, $10; Thomas L. Samp, Algona, riding Honda on sidewalk, $5; Colin C. Voigt, Algona, excessive noise with Honda, $5; and Eugene G. Lickteig, Algona, failing to stop, flashing red light, $5. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Can Graze On Diverted Acres After Oct. 1 Farmers who diverted acreage under the 1966 Feed Grain and Wheat Programs will soon be able to graze this acreage without losing program benefits, R. I. Anderson, Chairman, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, has announced. The starting date for such grazing will be Oct. 1, marking the end of the 6 month period during which the no-grazing provision was in effect under the diversion programs. The Chairman stressed, however, that this program relaxation regarding use of the acreage applies only to grazing the acres diverted from commodity production. Hay on such acreages still may not be harvested. Kossuth county farms participating in the 1966 diversion programs num\)er about 2,180. Fenton Man Bags Grizzly, Moose, Caribou On Alaska Hunting Trip Jerry Waite, young Fenton veterinarian, returned last week after nearly a month's trip to Alaska, in company with Melvin (Lem) Bahling of Burt, and brought back trophies from a big game hunting expedition that included one grizzly bear hide and skull, a set of moose headgear, the hide of a wolverine, antlers from three caribou, and the horns of one Doll sheep. Jerry is pictured above holding Remington 270 rifle with scope sights, which he used. The sheep horns are at the top, the grizzly bear hide is against the wall and in bottom center the bear's jaws, the moose trophy at lower left and caribou at lower right. He also brought back about 1,000 Ibs. of meat. The two men made the trip in car and trailer, covering the Alcan Hiway to and from Alaska, and in the words of Jerry "it includes 1222 miles of the roughest gravel road you ever saw." The grizzly was eating blueberries when Jerry and his guide spotted him. The animal weighed between 600 and 700 Ibs. Jerry fired four shots, and thinks the first one did the job, but the bear still managed to run about 100 yards before going down. He was some 150 yards from the bear at the first shot. Caribou, he said, were not particularly difficult to get, once you spotted them. He got the sheep from a range of about 450 yards. Jerry got interested in an Alaskan hunting trip after attending a wildlife program in Algona last winter. When the men reached Alaska they contacted an outfitter, who arranged a flight for Jerry some 100 miles inland from Anchorage, to a lodge. From the lodge Jerry and a guide traveled by horseback further into the interior, in rugged country. While all this was going on, Lem went fishing around the Anchorage area. He also did most of the driving. (UDM foto). ffWX&f&Mttff&fftt^ Newcomers Met Newcomers club met Sept. 19 at 7:45 at Algona Hotel with 10 new members. They are Lucille Frink, Lucille Waterman, Ruth Bergstrom, Jo Ann Lage, Judy Pierson, Marlys Burnett, Shirley Tietz, Charlotte Nold, Evelyn Langerman and Mary Thilges. Mrs. Clyde Dudley, instructor at the school for retarded, showed arts and crafts. Dorothy Dahlgren was high at 500 and Barbara Everist won at bridge. Meet Sept. 27 V The Algona League of Women voters will conduct its first meeting of the tall Sept. 27 with the morning meeting at the home of Mrs. Andy Gotten and the evening meeting at the hom.e of Mrs. Jim Cowan. Mrs. Earl I4er~ ley's committee will he presjen* ting the program on Education, at the Local Level, This also bo a membership

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