The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 6, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 6, 1966
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BY RUSS WALLER There's one thing about Daylight-Saving time .... it should have ended around Labor Day. * * * The between-halves cerem ony of the Algona High band was interesting and in itself contained a bit of an editorial.... athletic teams gain headlines with .victories .... the band is sort of taken for granted, even when winning trophies .... a salute to Russ Guster and his musicians .... and Incidentally, while we have seen many a performance by Big Ten and Big Eight bands between halves and before games, none of them can better the ceremonies offered by the Drake University marching band, in its opening ceremonies and halftime show. * * * MAIL BAG: ' "A few days ,ago I received a letter from a relative with a clipping of Company F, 56th Regiment, Iowa National Guard, taken in 1903 and printed very excellently in your paper. For one that old I don't see how you did it. I recognize most of the members, because I grew up there. Pictures and news from out of the past are interesting and welcome .... I would like seven copies .... Mrs. Jack Kelley, Vinton, Iowa." "Orange Minkler was a pioneer settler in Algona, died in 1905. One of his children was named Lewis Franklin Minkler, born 1875, subsequently married Jessie Palmer, Later Lewis moved to Estherville, then Greeley, Colorado, in 1936. For the last three years I have tried to get in touch with children or descendants of Lewis Minkler... if you would kindly print this perhaps someone could help me .... Robert A. Minkler, 3102 Bankhead Aye., Montgomery, Alabama." * * * St. Joseph's church at Wesley recently held a bazaar, and one of the major attractions was the awarding of a mink pill box hat and collar to someone who bought a bazaar ticket ... . . when the drawing took place, lo and behold, the winner was none other than Barney Frank! of Algona. Now all Barney needed was a mink pill box hat and collar, and we are looking forward to the first time Barney puts on his new attire and makes a public appearance. This must be Barney's year I * * * Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Oakland of Algona received a letter from Nigeria that sort of surprised them. It was from a former student of their son, John, while the latter was teaching in the Peace Corps there. It seems that John made arrangements before leaving to sort of adopt one of the boys and underwrite his continued education .... the letter was from the beneficiary and added "when Mr. John was going everyone was crying - they said he should not go because he is a good man and they can not see any body like him." * * * We don't seem to learn much, between wars, about preparing for the next one. When the next one rolls around, the same old strikes that hamper production, the same old problems of drafting, the same inequities in handling people, the same profit motives .... when all profit is taken out of wars, there might be fewer of them. * * * One local woman was chauffeuring several freshman couples around before and after the Homecoming dance last week. The freshmen could probably all drive, but lacked the necessary credentials. At one stage of the event, one of the freshman boys asked the mother: "Was the Civil War going on when you were a kid?" * * * Famous Last Line — (As expressed in a CBS T-V interview with some folks in a West Virginia poverty area): "We don't want to go to the Moon hungry!" Clftar Pictures — More News — Largest Circulation ®pper ESTABLISHED 1665 Entered ;ij. scnmd flass matter at the postoffice nt Alsona. Iowa (50311). Nov 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1870 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1966 IS Pagtt — 2 Section* VOL 101 NO. 76 Swanson Stores Announce New Holiday Algona Store Managers Sfafionsfore Grand Opening New First Lutheran Church In 1967 A. L. Swanson, president of Swanson Stores, Inc., announced last week the appointment of Walter (Jerry) Benson, at right above, as manager of the new Swanson Store in Algona, and Ray McAfee (at left above), as meat department manager. Jerry Benson has been with the Swanson organization since 1951, starting while in high school and continuing working while attending and graduating from Buena Vista College at Storm Lake. After two years in the army he returned to the Swanson organization and worked as assistant manager at Atlantic, and then was promoted to manager of the Swanson store in LeMars. Jerry and his wife, Joan, have one daughter and two sons. The family has moved to Algona and is living at 111 West Sweeting St. Ray McAfee has been with Swansons the past three years as assistant manager of the meat department in the Harlan store. He and his wife, Evelyn, have two sons, and will move to Algona in the near future. The new Algona store is now in the stage of installing fixtures and opening is expected in the near future. (UDM Photo) Honor 3 Students Letters of commendation have been received at Algona High honoring the high performance on the 1966 National Merit Scholarship tests for three stu- ' dents* --HoBorech-foy the letters were Roger Johnson, Kathryn Morz and Carol Sloniker/ Council Talks Elm Disease Control Here James Walker, Algona, made application for a city taxi license during a meeting of the city council here Wednesday night. It was tabled for further consideration by the council. Approval, following study of the plan, would mean Algona could be served by two separate taxi firms. Dutch elm disease came up for discussion with the introduction of a letter from Dick Palmer, which said the council should study the problem and give help in paying for disposition of dead elm trees 'for property owners here. City Clerk Dave Smith stated the problem is expected to become more serious here. Marvin Wallburg offered several acres of land, located east of the city dump, to the city free and a resolution, accepting the property, was passed. An attempt will also be made to get title to other acres in the same general area from the State Conservation Commission. ' Mrs. Leroy StrohmanandMrs. Jack Fraser of the League of Women voters were present at the meeting. In other actions by the council, specifications for a new loader were ordered sent out, with bids to be opened Nov. 9; and Mayor Bill Finn, the city clerk and city attorney were authorized to attend meetings at Des Moines this week. Style Show Is Held; Sponsor Is Auxiliary A capacity crowd attended the style show at the Algona Country Club Tuesday evening. The event was sponsored by the St. Ann Auxiliary and is an annual event, which started with dessert and coffee at 7:45. Narrator was Dottie Greenberg, with musical selections by Corrine Shimel. Sister Gaul- berta, administrator of St. Ann hospital, spoke to the guests. Modeled were many items from the ladies' stores of Algona. MacDonald Now Partner In Local Law Firm W. B. (Bing) MacDonald has been admitted as a partner in the law firm of Shumway, Kelly & Fristedt, Algona, it was announced today. Mr. MacDonald became associated with the firm in June, 1965. He had been associated with a Kansas City, Missouri, law firm since his graduation from the Northwestern University College of Law in 1963. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Miami University, Ohio, in 1960. Mr. MacDonald is married to the former Molly Sullivan, daughter of the late Algora Postmaster, Wade Sullivan, and a niece of Edward D. Kelly, who was associated with the firm until his death in December, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald have one child, Heather. Other members of the firm are H. F. Fristedt and David L. Shumway. Gaylord D. Shumway retired in June, 1965. 13 New Cars Licensed; Two Are 1967 Models Thirteen cars and two other licensed vehicles were registered at the court house here in the office of Rosella Voigt, county treasurer, at the windup of the 1966 car season. Two were 1967 models. Registrations went as follows: Apache - Doug Diekman, Algona. Honda - Dennis G. Dreesman, Titonka. CMC - Tuloma Gas Products, Irvington; Elmer Youngwirth, LuVerne. Chevrolets - Charles R. Quinn, Bancroft; Ralph Bierstedt, Lone Rock; E.dwin A. Helmers, Algona; Melvin J. Kern, Algona; Wilbur Spear, Titonka. Dodge - George K. Nelson, Swea City; John P. Hilbert, Bode. Cadillac - Virgil L. Gunder, Algona. Oldsmobile - Walter J. Simon- smeier, Swea City. Ford - John Schneider, Swea City. Rambler - David H. Huff, Lu Verne. license To Wed One wedding license was issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. It went to Michael H. Pierce and Arliss D. Looft, Sept. 30. The new Holiday Station- store located on the corner of McGregor street and Highway 169 in Algona is holding its grand opening starting this Thursday and continuing through Sunday. Free coffee and specially priced merchandise are featured in the grand opening. Arlan Bergstrom is the manager of the station, which is franchised by the Rite Oil Company of Hampton. Driver Found Not Guilty, Control Charge The defendant, Rochelle A. Scott, Burt, was found not guilty during a preliminary hearing on a charge of failing to have control this week in Mayor Bill Finn's court. The Burt driver was charged following a minor car-bike mishap at Burt. She was exonerated of any blame. An Algona man, Russ Rentz, who earlier posted $350 bond, waived preliminary hearing on an OMVI charge and was bound over to district court. In other matters heard by the mayor, Robert Flaig, Algona, paid $25, intoxication; MerwynE. Bahling, Burt, $fl, speeding; John M. Kain, Algona, $10, failing to have control; and George P. Besch, Whittemore, and Allen Smith, Algona, $5 each, improper backing. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Former Algona Man Hurt In Florida Mishap Horace Clapsaddle, 66, well- known former Algonan, sustained a compression fracture of aver- tabra in his back in a power mower mishap at his home at Cape Coral, Fla. recently. According to his sons, Dr. Jack Clapsaddle and Don Clapsaddle, who live here, he was mowing the lawn at the Clapsaddle home when the mower flipped over, injuring him. He was not hospitalized at once, but when pain persisted, he was taken to a hospital at Ft. Myers. Doctors plan to use a brace on his injured back and do not plan surgery, at least in the immediate future. Mr. and Mrs. Clapsaddle moved to Florida from Algona a few years ago. They formerly operated Kossuth Oil Co. and the Acreage Motel here. 2 Youths Plan Ministry Study Brian L. Menz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Menz, and Philip R.. Ruger, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ruger of Fenton, have enrolled as members of the freshman class at Concordia College, St, Paul. Both have enrolled as ministerial students. Classes started Monday, Sept. 12, for Menz after a busy week of orientation and testing. Concordia College is a liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. Elizabeth L. Wolter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wolter is also a member of the freshman class at Concordia and has enrolled as a teacher-training student. Anniversary The tenth anniversary of western style square dancing will be observed by the Algona Promenaders Oct. 8, at 8:30 p. m. at the V. F. W. hall. Vic Guttenfelder will be master of ceremonies. Several other callers will be present. All past and present square dancers and spectators will be welcome. ITTTT 7 Pictured here is the architect's drawing of the proposed new First Evangelical Lutheran Church, to be constructed at the east end of North Street in 1967. Gjelten and Schellberg, architects of Forest City, have prepared the plans. Bids received for construction this winter were rejected by the congregation Sunday. The Rev. Robert F. Lorenz, pastor, reported "the bids exceeded our estimates beyond our capacity to adjust our financing at this time." The congregation expressed their appreciation to the contractors who submitted bids, recognizing that this is a busy and difficult time for these men. The building will comprise 10,000 square feet of area, and is estimated to be sufficient to meet the congregation's needs for at least ten years. It has been planned to allow for future additions as needs increase, particularly in the realm of Christian education and fellowship. All parking is planned on the church site, comprising one-and-one-half city blocks. The building committee is presently comprised of Vernon Jensen, chairman, Mrs. Clayton Pittman, secretary, Harold Sundet, finance section chairman, W. M. Anderson, Clayton Percival, plans section chairman, Orville Wicks, Ollte Nasby, Mrs. Harold Erickson, Raymond Gilbert, vice president of the congregation, John Love, Bless Rusk, Don Frederick, Mrs. Louise Krull, Jack Schulz, Melvin Bay. Several others have served since the appointment of the committee three years ago, but have left the city or resigned for health reasons. Local Foreign Exchange Girl To Meeting Mr. and Mrs. James Dodds and their student exchange guest, Si- tura Soitet, 17, attended an American Field Service meeting at Luther, Iowa, during the weekend. Situra arrived from Thailand Aug. 15 and will remain throughout the school year. She is a senior at Algona High School. The trio was accompanied to Luther by Mr. and Mrs. Allen Kniep, instructor at the school and the advisor in the foreign exchange program. There are 113 foreign exchange students in Iowa this year who have come from 40 different foreign countries. Eight in Iowa are from Thailand. Most of these foreign students and their sponsoring families attended the conference at Luther, to which members of the administrative staff of the American Field Service came from the east to instruct and help the sponsoring parents in understanding the program. Boy Injured When Bike Hits Car Tuesday A car-bike mishap here Tuesday at 5:13 p. m. resulted in a bruised left leg for the rider of the bike, Ronald Hamilton, 13. He was taken to St. Ann hospital for an examination and released. The mishap occurred on the east side of the Taylor Motor Co. building as a new auto was being driven outside by Richard A. Feaster, 19, Algona. The bike struck the auto in the left front fender. Damage to the auto was estimated at $25, while damage to the bike amounted to $5, according to police who investigated. Keys Stolen Keys were taken from several trucks and parked cars at Algona Implement Co, and from a car at Taylor Motor Co. hereduringthe weekend. Police investigated and apprehended two 10-year old boys from Algona who admitted taking the keys. They returned most of the keys to the owners. Enrolls At A.I.B. Frances Zeigler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Zeigler of Algona, has enrolled at A. L B. school in Des Moines starting with the fall quarter. She is taking a junior secretarial course. Fires Destroy Home And Business Block Geo Beebee Wins Bancroft Club Golf Title BANCROFT - George Beebe nosed out Bill Engstler in the sudden death play-off of the Men's Tail Ender Invitational golf tournament held at the North Kossuth Golf Club on Sat. Sept. 25. Both men finished with a 101 for 27 holes, in the championship flight. Other winners in the Championship Flight included, Chuck Noran with a 104 and Fred Gordon, also with a 104. The best game of the tournament, a 31, was played by Dale Hayes of Humboldt, and he received a prize of a dozen golf balls. Mr. Hayes also finished 5th in the championship flight. Winners in the other flights were: 1st night, Art Costello, Charles Jenson, Ron Norman and Phil Jaren; 2nd flight, Bob Reed, Walt Bradley, Tony Accurso and Corwin Peer; 3rd flight, Art Groen, Ray McCarthy, Keith Logue and MerlSorenson; 4th flight, Barney Thilges, Al Sinclair, Guy Christenson and Herm an Dreesman. Volunteers Of Cancer Society Held Meeting Key volunteers from 13 chapters of the American Cancer Society attended a one-day area meeting last week at the Algona Country Club. Purpose of the meeting was for orientation, review and planning for 1966-67 program. The theme of the meeting was "6 for the 60V' which emphasized an accelerated program on the six common sites of cancer which account for 60 per cent of all cancer cases and 48 per cent of all cancer deaths. Enters Friends School John F. Phillips of 725 N. Durant St., Algona, entered Friends World Institute as it opened last week in a new experimental Quaker-sponsored program in international education at Westbury, w. Y. A class of 40 students and 12 faculty members will live and study at Mitchel Gardens in former military buildings which they have repaired and modified The annual dangers from fire, when fall weather brings the Hsumpti6n of heating problems, was emphasized well the past few days when two fires, one at Livermore, the other at Wallingford, caused great damage and property loss. Early Sunday morning the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Frederickson at the east edge of Livermore was destroyed by fire. The Fredericksons were in Livermore at the time the fire was discovered by one of their eight children who had been asleep in the house. Both Livermore and Bode fire departments fought the flames, and the children, ranging in age from 2 to 17 escaped unharmed. The two-story frame structure was a complete loss, as were most of the personal belongings of the family. The State Bank of Livermore is accepting donations for the family. The family is staying temporarily with her brother, Eddie Erdman, west of Livermore. - o - WALLINGFORD LOSES A BUSINESS BLOCK The Town of Wallingford, six miles south of Estherville, lost a business block by fire, Tuesday night. The fire seemed to have started in the basement of a building which had been made into a youth center. Departments from Estherville, Ringsted and Graettinger went to the aid of the Wallingford department. An overheated furnace was believed to have started the fire. The building was owned by OK Tire Co. and the main floor was used as a warehouse. A large number of tires were lost, and the smoke added to problems of fighting the fire. F-Bureau Women Plans Bus Tour Of Faribault The Kossuth Farm Bureau Women are sponsoring a bus tour to Faribault, Minn. Oct. 17, with the bus to leave the Farm Bureau office here at 6:15 a.m. Reservations, at a cost of $5.25 per person, are to be sent to that office by Oct. 13. The group will visit the mum garden, school for the deaf, cheese factory and woolen mills. Correct Date Members of Kossuth County Concert Assn. are asked to make a correction on membership cards. The Gospel Quartet will appear at Clarion High School, Oct. 9 at 8 p. m. Man's Parole Is Revoked, Will Serve 5 Years A parole was revoked by Judge Joseph Handindlstrlctcourthere this week, and as a result, Michael Donnelly will serve a five year sentence at the men's reformatory, Anamosa. Donnelly's parole was revoked because of violations. He was originally arrested by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and received a 5-year suspended sentence for attempted breaking and entering. Prior to the latest action here, he was apprehended at Blue Earth and turned over to Sheriff Lindhorst. Donnelly was taken to Anamosa this week to begin serving the term. Lions Sponsor Essay Contest For Youths The youth of Kossuth County have been given a challenge to develop a plan for world peace a challenge that could earn one of them a $25,000 educational or career grant. The Algona Lions Club, together with the Lions Club throughout the world, is sponsoring a world-wide essay contest for the world's youth on the most important subject today-peace. Kevin Nash, Algona Lions Club president, announced that in addition to $50,000 being offered in the international competition, the local club will award the top three winners in this area. The first place winner will receive a $50 bond and trophy, second place winner will receive a $25 bond and trophy and third place winner will be awarded a trophy. Competition is open to young people who will be 14 but less than 22 years of age as of January 15, 1967. Both high school and college students who make their homes in Kossuth county are eligible. The first place winner Ipcally will automatically be entered in the national competition, which features $l,000awards and travel expenses to Chicago in July, 1967. Faculty members at Algona High School, Garrigan High School, Bancroft St. John's, Sentral and Lakota will judge the local entries. Contestants should submit their entry in essay form, not to exceed 5,000 words. Those interested in entering the contest should write for an entry blank and instructions in care of: Lions Essay Contest, Box 122, Algona, Iowa, 50511.

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