The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 29, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1966
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CUctr Picture* - More News - Largest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER When the Iowa Hawkeye Band marches onto the field, Saturday, before the game with Wisconsin, Jerry Raney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Raney of AJgona, will be behind a clarinet. * * * Well, it seems that a TV announcer got carried away to some extent, and carried several thousand viewers with him, in an effort to aid the Indians In Mexico. The Indians, it seems, were in pretty poor shape, but not quite as bad off as the announcer made it .... anyway, 10 freight cars of food and supplies are on their way, and for sure the Indians can use them .... when it comes to real, genuine generosity, the American people are hard to beat. * * * Paul Seller, the 240 lb., 6 foot 4 Inch tackle for Notre Dame, son of Mrs. Martin Seller of St. Benedict, makes a pretty good appearance on TV- as well as the football field, as Purdue will testify .... Paul, incidentally, takes time out from a strenuous schedule to enter the UDM football contest. . . . yep, he picked ND to down Purdue I * * * Our own UDM Grid Guessers contest came up with a new winner last Saturday, but we kept it In the front office ..... Don Smith with 17 right was tied by Russ Kelley and Ray McCarty, but Don had the closest to high game total .... for results of the regular reader contest, see the sports page. * * * There seems to be a rather odd situation existing In connection with the current political campaign. Senator Jack Miller is lambasting the federal administration for spending too much money and operating at a deficit (which has been going on for some time), but In Iowa we find Bill Murray lambasting Governor Hughes because the state has an $80 million surplus . In the treasury (which hasn't always been the case). Seems like you're damned if you don't, and damned If you do. * * * Our mail bag brought a note from Esther Charlotte Smith, Swea City woman teaching at Charles City, who after reading an article about 75 famous lowans wondered why several fromKos- suth county were not included in the list .... only one, the late Gardner Cowles, Sr. was listed as a Kossuth Countian .... missed for example was Dr. Alson E. Braley, world- famed eye specialist, who was raised at Wesley, and there are others. But it's pretty hard to pack 'em all Into 75 names at that. * * * We suggest the crying towel for the gent who drives a $6,000 car, lives In an expensive home, wears specially tailored suits, and orders the choicest and most expensive steaks as he often dines out .... and then during the dinner moans about the terrible Inflation that Is going on. * * * Chewing gum proves you can have motion . . . without progress. * * * Only trouble with this "double taxation" as it has been dubbed in regard to the state income tax payments, is that under the new system a lot of people are paying state Income tax now that simply evaded then) before. When 1967 rolls around they won't feel so badly. * * * This didn't happen at Iowa State, but it did happen .... at one well-known agricultural school, a computer added the names of 1,223 dairy cows to an alumni association mailing list sent out in behalf of an alumni fund. * * * Famous Last Line - Some of the most heated arguments develop over the question of cold cash. jWotne* ESTABLISHED 1865 * *« conel £!<»«* matter at the postofflce at AlRona. Iowa (80511). Nov. 1. 1938. under Act o! Congress of March 3. 1879 AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1966 Two Secttont - 22 Peg** VOL. 101 No. 74 21 Bands Conning For Festival Here Vandals Start Runaway Tractor-Combine Sunday One 'of the strangest cases of vandalism ever to occur in this area was reported to the highway patrol and sheriffs office during the weekend. Patrolman Tom Cogdall investigated the matter Sunday night and Deputy Sheriff Don Wood went to the scene Monday morning after someone started the engine of a tractor (which was pulling a combine) on the farm of Lyle Davis, six miles northeast of Algona- and the machinery ran amuck, driverless. Mr. Davis, reportedly had used the tractor and combine until about 6:45 p. m. Sunday, then parked it neai*-a granary about 75 feet east of the Davis house when he was done. About two hours later, he and his grandson, Jim Davis, 17, were watching TV in the house and Mrs. Davis was in bed when they heard a noise outside. Hurrying outside, Mr. Davis found the tractor and combine slammed against a power pole and bush about 20 feet from the house, with the motor running. He turned it off at once. Apparently the culprit started the tractor, then put it into gear and let it go by itself. The machinery ran over the lower portion of an elevator, headed west through the yard fence and wound up near the house. Estimate of damage to fence, etc. on the Davis farm was placed at $200 by investigators. The Davises knew nothing of the Incident until they heard the motor noise over the sound of the TV in the house. Miss Iowa Guest Pamela Kae Ericson, 19, Sioux City, the reigning Miss Iowa who competed in the Miss America Contest at Atlantic City recently, will 'appear at the Kossuth Band Festival here this Saturday. She will ride on the local JayCee float. Miss Ericson is 5-4, weighs 115 and is a sophomore at Morningside College. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arlington Ericson and is the second straight Miss Iowa from Sioux City. Little Miss Iowa, Rhonda Marie Blomberg, 5, Pocahontas kindergarten student, will also appear here Saturday. She was selected during a contest at Arnolds Park Aug. 27 from a group of 21 contestants and will enter the Little Miss Universe Contest at Miami, Fla. in May, 1967. At least 21 bands are slated to be at the Festival, with events during the day-long event free to the public. Bands, in order of their appearance in the parade, with Queen candidates and directors, are : Garrigan - Janette Miller, Norbert Rezac; Bancroft St. John's- Mary Lou Vaske, Richard Schwankl; Boone Valley - Karen Bottin, Keith Baessler; Burt - Charlotte Lappe, Paul Espe; Corwith- Wesley Junior High and High School - Diana Jongewaard, Mary Bennet; Woden-Crystal Lake - Linda Meyer, David Earp; Emmetsburg Junior High, no Queen, Robert Sackett; Goldfield Sandra Sheets, Dave Haugen; Algona High- Carol Sloniker, Russ Gustw?-j Humboldt Junior High, no Queen, Dick Jenkins. Kanav/ha - Linda Brower, Don Anderson; Lakota - Jo Anne Junkermeier, Ron Olien; Ft. Dodge Lanciers, no Queen, Dennis Sweeney; Ledyard - Eugenia Klocke, Warren Swift; Lu Verne Peggy Burtis, Jack Rembold; Sentral -Cheryl Berkland, Warren Jones; Swea City - Colleen Elliott, Carroll Sangstad; Titonka- Jo Ann Smidt, R, E. Koehler ; Twin Rivers - Trudy Rossing, Michael Palm; and Algona Junior High — no Queen, William Castle. ®®8®8^^ Bahnson was indicted Feb. 11, 1966, by a federal grand jury in Cedaj: Rapids on charges of illegally dispensing prescription drugs. Bahnson has been charged with selling, secobarbital sodium, a sedative drug, and amphetamine sulfate capsules, a stimulant, without requiring a medical examination. inters Plea In Federal Court . Dr. Balwe K. Bahnson, 60, Burt osteopath, pleaded guilty to 5 of 16 counts of violation of'federal drug laws at shearing In Federal District Court at Fort Douge Monday. No trial date has been set. Algona To Host Musicians * * * * * * In 18th Event Plans have been completed here for the 18th annual Kossuth Band Festival, which will be held, beginning with a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. As usual, the day will be crowded with activities, all built around the 21 bands and Queen candidates expected to participate. The list of bands has not been completed as Chamber of Commerce Secretary Bill Steele has not received replies from all invited to the event. Maribelle Ives, Rolfe, 1966 Festival Queen, will preside over the activities until she crowns the new Queen during the evening program which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Algona High School athletic field. A couple of fine attractions will highlight the evening program. Lani Jo and Leisa Gill, Hudson, la., undoubtedly the best known baton twirlers in the state and winners of hundreds of trophies and medals for their performances, will appear preceding a precision program (25 minutes) by the Ft. Dodge Lanciers Drum and Bugle Corps, who have appeared and been enjoyed by crowds at widely separated showings around the United States. The Gill girls will be making their third appearance in the local Festival. They were here three years ago, then made a second popular snowing here last fall. Anyone who saw their show last October will attest-tp-their perfection. Here's what the program for the entire day looks like: 10 a.m. - Parade, starting from the Athletic Park on East street and proceeding west on State. 10:30 - Luncheon for all bands at high school Annex. 11:30 - Luncheon for Queens, bandmasters and wives at Algona Hotel. 2:15 p.m. - Marching band demonstration on State street. 2-4 - Sock hop in high school gym. 2:30 - Concert at courthouse. 2:45 - Introduction of band Queens at courthouse with Mayor Hill Finn in charge. 3:05 - Marching band demon- jtration on State street. 5:00 - Program at new high .school football field. Ted Chrischilles, president of the Chamber of Commerce, will be master of ceremonies at the evening program. The bands will enter, the Queens will be introduced, the Algona High band will play the Star Spangled Banner, the twirlers and Lanciers will perform, then massed band numbers will be directed by visiting bandmasters preceding the crowning of the Queen for 1967. A massed band number will also close the program. Serving as host Queens during the day will be Carol Slonlker from the Algona High band and Jeanette Miller from the Garrigan High band. Neither is eligible to be crowned Queen of the Festival. A hostess committee will be present to help the Queen candidates at their headquarters in the Algona Hotel, with Mrs. Katy Anderson chairman. All Queens will also be guests at a luncheon at 4:30 p.m. at the hotel. Bands who will appear in the marching demonstrations and during the concert at the courthouse will be named later. Honor 2 County 4-H Members Jean Abbot of Algona and Linda Hoeppner of Lakota, Kossuth 4-H members, were honored last week on a statewide basis by selection for national honors. Jean will be one of 29 from Iowa selected to represent the state at the National 4-H Congress in Chicago, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. Linda is one of eight named from Iowa to attend a camp in Michigan next summer for national 4-H selectees. Landers Appear In Band Festival One of the highlights of the 18th annual Kossuth Band Festival here this Saturday, Oct. 1, promises to be an appearance of the Ft. Dodge Lanciers, who this year alone have traveled 7,480 miles while making 50 appearances In five states. The Lahclers will put on a 25-minute exhibition early during the evening program, which will begin at 5 p. m. at the new high school football field. They will be followed by a third appearance here by the famous Gill sisters, Lani Jo and Leisa, who have won a room full of trophies and medals with their excellent twirling. They brought down the house with their show last year here. Sponsored jointly by the Boy Scouts and Legion, the Lanciers were organized in 1955 and two years later, the Legion assumed sole sponsorship. It was an all-boy organization until 1959 when a girl color guard was added. The Lanciers were selected as Iowa's official marching unit in President Kennedy's Inaugural Parade and for the past three years have been Iowa's representative at the Minnesota State Fair (the above photo was snapped there this year) for the past three years. There are 75 in the unit, ranging in age from 12 to 20 years of age. Director is Mitch Hart, executive director is Dennis Sweeney and drum major of the corps is Dennis Spurlin. The evening program will climax the Festival, which will be kicked off with a parade at 10 a. m. All 20 bands will have Queen candidates and one will be crowned at the football field. Miss Iowa will also appear, sponsored by the Algona JayCees. Two Hurt As Mishaps Total Four In Area A 19-year old Algonan, Ronald E. Burtis, sustained injuries to his back and right shouder, which were twisted and bruised, when the auto he was driving went out of control and slammed into a ditch near Bancroft at 1:30 a. m. Saturday. The mishap was reported to the sheriff's office here. The auto was headed north at the time of the mishap. The driver stated he lost control on loose gravel and the car flipped into the east ditch along county road. Damage to the auto was estimated at $250. Three minor mishaps occurred here Monday. The first was at 9:23 a. m. when a car driven by Clarence W. Arndorfer backed out on State street and struck an auto driven by Hertha M. Dau, Both drivers are from Algona and the Dau vehicle was headed east. An estimated $100 damage resulted to each vehicle. About an hour later, a car driven by George P. Besch, Whittemore, backed into an auto driven by Florence J. Valentine, Algona, on South Thorington street, resulting in $30 damage to the Whittemore auto and $145 damage to the Algona vehicle. Mr. Besch was charged with illegal backing. At 3:37 p. m,, Brenda St. John, passenger in an auto driven by Jan A. St. John, Irvingtou, sustained a bump on the head when the St. John car was struck near the intersection of Nebraska and Harlan streets by a car being backed up by Marie B. Ferguson, Algona. Damage to the St. John vehicle was estimated at $10, while $70 damage resulted to the Algona auto. City police investigated all three of the local crashes. Local Police Place First Police Chief Al Boekelman and Assistant Chief Rich Groen returned from the Regional Combat Police Pistol Shoot at Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Sunday, wiin quite a collection of silver bowl awards. They teamed to cop the 2-man team title with a 1,096 score. Al won a first in an individual GHS, AHS Band Queens The two girls shown here, Janette Miller, left, and Carol Sloniker, will serve as host Queens at the 18th annual Kossuth Band Festival here this Saturday, Oct. 1. Miss Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller, rural Burt, is Band Queen at Garrigan High School, and Miss Slooiker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Sloniker, is Band Queen at Algona High, Janette is a Pep Club officer, on the Garrigold staff and plays clarinet in the band, while Miss Sloniker is captain in the Cadettes, a member of GRA, FHA, FTA, Pep Club, band, chorus, on the debate team and is a majorette with the band. _ Local Queens are not eligible "to compete for the Band Festival crown. The Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade on State street and wind up with, a program at the new high school athletic field, beginning at 5:00~ p.m. The new Queen will be crowned by Maribelle Ives, Rolfe, 1966 Festival Queen, during the evening program. The twirling of Lani Jo and Leisa Gill and a performance by the Ft. Dodge Lanciers will be featured, also. (UDM Speed Graphic - Polaroid Photo) St. Ann Style Show Slated Here Oct. 3 St. Ann hospital auxiliary will hold their annual style show at the Algona Country Club, Oct. 3 at 7:45 p.m. "Fashion Tour of Europe" is the theme of this year's show with local merchants showing fashions. Reservations for dessert and the style show, may be made by calling Mrs. Elgin Allen, 295-3180, or Mrs. Dean Kinsman, 295-5658, by Sept. 30. Weather Not Exactly Balmy In This Area It got pretty close to the freezing mark in Kossuth county this week, with the mercury dipping to a very chilly 37 degrees early Monday n.oniing. Howevbi, the next couple of days were somewhat improved, and everyone hopes we might still be in for some Indian Summer along the way. Slightly more than one-quarter of an inch of rain was registered during the period - and the high reading was 81 degrees Sept.. 22. Here are the marks: Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept, 28 H 81 74 72 62 61 66 L 42 42 39 46 37 44 46 Tr. .85" Attend Conference Eugene Hutching, manager, and Keith Hopp, fieldman, of the Federal Land Bank Association, at Algona, met with manager;! of other associations from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and. Wyoming at a twoi-djiy annusJ convention, Sept. 22*23, in Omaha, Nebr.

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