The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 23, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 23, 1966
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Clear Pictures - Mere News - Largest Circulation «1 : ' i BY RUSS WALLER While we are inclined to give the Pilgrims credit for the first Thanksgiving, and probably they deserve the credit, the official holiday proclamation was made by President Abraham Lincoln, in 1863, on the urging of Mrs. Sarah J. Hale, editor of Godey*s Lady Book. Most Americans believe that the holiday dates from the day of thanks ordered by Governor Bradford of Plymouth Colony in New England, in 1621, but scholars point out that days of thanks stem from more ancient times . . . and inasmuch as President Lincoln was urged to make it official in the U. S. by a lady, it is logical that the ladles should have complete control of the situation in their respective kitchens. * * * We'd be inclined to be just a little more thankful, too, if some way could be found to stop that pilferage of a half million dollars worth of American supplies daily in the Saigon area in Viet Nam, about which we've been reading quite a bit lately. * * * And extra thankful if some sectors of Germany didn't seem to be hatching a rise of neo-Nazi political parties, as opposed to the democratic form of government which we have labored long and expensively to nurture. * * * And thankful, again, that we do have some 80 million surplus in the state treasury of Iowa. . .. and hope that all the itchy fingers formulating ways to use it are kept at a distance for the time being. . * * * Wonder what thoughts went through the head of Dr. Kenneth BevineT son? 61 MYs.~ Lillian Devinr'of Bancroft," as lie and others on the team of surgeons operating on the President of the United States performed their surgery. Dr. Devine is on the staff of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, and a throat specialist. * * * A tip-of-the-hat to a former Algonan, R. K. "Skin" Laird, who has announced his,pending retirement (in 1967) as Department Adjutant of the Iowa American Legion. He has served in that post since 1925 ... he was a veteran of WW I, and grew up in Algona. * * * We understand that the Algona American Legion Post, in its postcard membership vote on the question .of whether or not to buy the old Algona Postofilce building for a new Legion home, is receiving quite an affirmative vote from members ... purchase price tentatively set at $14,700. * * * This is neither pro or con on the subject of alcoholic beverages, but in 1860 the average per capita consumption of alcoholic beverages in this country was 3.2 gallons . . . during Prohibition it was 2 gallons .. . and in 1965 it is reported as being 1.5 gallons, according to Newsweek Magazine. * * * We shall watch with great interest the venture in growing tomatoes under controlled conditions of climate and acid and similar factors as planned by a group of local business men ,,. we like our tomatoes, and it is a bit unusual to find radio men, advertising men, printers, lawyers and other diversified occupations all centering their attentions on tomatoes. * * * Our current Toastmasters bulletin remarks that it is better tq_give than to receive - besides it's deductible! * * * He's Thankful - our concluding paragraph this week concerns one John Pohlander of Wells, Nev, During the past year he had his dog killed, his home ransacked, his right arm wounded from a shotgun blast of an intruder, following which his wife divorced 1dm, his rebuilt home was robbed again, and his basement was flooded because someone forgot to turn off a pump that operates a water well. Said Pohlander: "I've got a lot to be thankful for - that's a good well." ESTAIUSHID 1865 Entered at second elts» matter at the pottofftce at Algona, towa (50511). Nov. 1. 1633. under Act of Contresa ol March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1966 26 Page* — 1 Sections VOL. 101 NO. 89 Start Petitions, School Bond Vote ?ft¥fiWft¥ft¥:¥:W:¥ft : :¥: : :^ Sears To Open $ 60 'J°° LA$ked ., f . For Members Algona Store On Nov. 28 A new business will be available to the public in Algona when the newest Sears Roebuck and Co. catalog store opens Monday, Nov. 28, at 115 E. State St. The grand opening, together with a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a. m. Thursday, Dec. 8. The grand opening wUl include door prizes, gifts and special bargains. Particulars concerning the grand opening will appear in The Upper Des Moines the week of Dec. 5. Visitors to the new Sears store will find on display many of more than 190,000 items available through the Sears catalogues. Actual display items include appliances, tires, batteries, water heaters - softeners, TVs, stereos, toys and carpeting. The building has 1,800 sq. ft. of floor space. The building has been completely remodeled, repainted and improved by Sears. Lawrence Buhr will be the store manager. Mr. Buhr is a native of Waverly, married, - father of one child, a graduate of Wartburg College, and has worked two years for Sears in Waverly. The store offers a new service wherein a home sales representative will aid customers on major purchases as heating, ' carpeting, remodeling, appliances, etc. Complete arrangements for installation, financing and-delivery are samples of this service. The steady growth of Algona and the surrounding, area has given Sears the opportunity to open the new store. New Loader Is Purchased By Council The city council here, during a special session Wednesday night, voted 4-2 to purchase a new end loader after first voting by the same margin against a motion to reject all bids. Favoring purchase of the new W-8 loader were councilman Jim Andreasen, Joe Elbert, Howard Miller and Stan Muckey, while Sheridan Cook and Ken Peirce cast no votes. .Total cost of the new unit, as bid by All-Wheel Drive Co. of Ft. Dodge, is $17,597, with a trade-in allowance of $10,i47for the present Michigan Loader. The net bid amounts to $7,450. Local Family Six separate petitions, all seeking damages resulting from a two-car mshap here Dec. 11, 1965, were filed this week in district court. Total sought in the petitions is $60,000, asked for Howard Miller, his wife, Mrs. Corrine Miller, and their four children, Jeffry, David, Mike and Curtis. Mr. Miller seeks $10,000 for loss of time of his wife and damage to the auto; Mrs. Miller seeks $25,000 damages; $10,000 is asked for Jeffry; and $5,000 each for the other three boys. Last Rites Are Held Here For Mrs. Steven Mrs. Harvey Steven, 85, Algona, resident of this area for 53 years, died Saturday at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist church here, with Rev. Wm. Noland officiating. Burial followed at LuVerne and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Glenn Gabrielson, Ed Mino, Herman Wise, Leahder Seefeld, Rex Taylor and Bryan Asa. Born at Flanagan, m., Anna , June Wermersen was a daughter of John and FrancesSwords Wer* mersen. She married Harvey Steven at Corwith Sept. 4, 1901 and they farmed in the Sexton vicinity before retiring when they moved to Algona. He survives. She was amemberoftheW.S.C.S. of the Methodist church. Other survivors include a daughter, Pearl (Mrs. Evert Hodgin), Alden; two sons, Leo, Algona, and Everett, Sexton; two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Lloyd Muckey), Algona, and Mrs.IdaComp, Winterset. Two sons, Lloyd and Wilbur, and daughter, Wilma, preceded her in death. John Deere Days. John Deere Days, an annual two-day event held at Ernie Williams John Deere, Algona, will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, east of Algona on highway 18. Shows will be shown at 1:30 and 7:30 each day and door prizes will be given away. The public is invited. K®®&8^^ Named Queen At LuVerne At LuVerne high school's annual Homecoming, Saturday night, Rita Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Max Patterson of LuVerne, was elected queen. She was crowned by Jane Hanselman, the 1965 queen, now an S.C.L student, prior to the basketball game between LuVerne and Rock* dale-Swaledale boys. The marching band also gave a pre-game exhibition, Pictured above are Kris Merrian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Merrian, Corwith, an attendant; Miss Patterson; and Gretchen Zentner, daughter of Mr, and Mrs, Dale Zentner of LuVerne, also an attendant. Some 800 persons enjoyed the Home* coming evening. The Queen was elected by vote of the high school student body. Barbershop Extravaganza Dec. 1 The Algona Corn Belt Chorus will participate in a Barbershop Extravaganza at the Garrigan High School auditorium here Thursday, Dec. 1, at 8 p. m. Featured guests at the evening of singing and fun will be the River City Chorus, the Astro-Naughts and the Panics, all from Mason City. The program will be sponsored jointly as a benefit for the Logopedics Institute at Wichita, Kans., and the Garrigan High band. The Logopedics Foundation is supported by the Barber- shoppers who "sing that children might learn to speak." Members of the Corn Belt Chorus shown above Include, front row, left to right, W. Holldorf, Dr. J. B. Harris, Edward Ruhnke, Loren England, Dr. H. Erickson, Eugene HUtchins, James Arend, David Kollasch, Jim Cowan and Art Olson. Second row, left to right, Steve George, director, Ron Schultz, Jerry Helmke, Corwin Peer, Gary Everist, Merle Rasmussen, Bill Welch, Clarence Isebrand, Russ Cole, Dick Moen, Wilbur Schramm and Glen Graham. Back row, Bill Faulstich, Dick Schultz and Oscar Kallestad. Not pictured are Ben Anliker, Paul Bailey, Roland Bode, Joe Graham, Russ Johnson, Rollie ; Jergjens, Ollie Nasby, Jason Ether- Ington.and-Les Riter. (Glenn's Studio Photo) , W:&%:S8WSW:W^^ 35 Families Are Available For Christmas Adoption %%%*:^ Rev. Sohn, New Trinity Pastor, Installed Here Thirty-five families in this area are again available for adoption for Christmas by kindhearted persons or organizations. As in previous years, the families are designated by numbers, not by name, and those desiring to "adopt" can select the number that best fits their adoption capacity. The following list was compiled by Marvel Immerfall, Kossuth relief supervisor, who adds that practically none of the families listed are receiving A. D. C. or other forms of relief and help. They are mostly just a case of "low income" situations, and any kindnesses at this season of the year will certainly be appreciated. A call to Mrs. Immerfall at the court house will secure the adoption for any persons or groups, and the names and I addresses of the family being adopted will be given to those adopting the week before Christmas. The 35 families follow: 1-Adopted by International Ass'n, Machinists, Local 1045. 2-Family with 10 children, 3 1/2 to 17 years of age, eight boys and two girls. 3 — Family with four children, ages 15 months to seven years, two boys and two girls, 4 — Family with one boy, age 7. 5-Family with 10 children, five boys and five girls, ages $ to 17. 6 — Widow with eight children, seven boys, one girl. 7-Widow with four children, one handicapped. 8 - Elderly couple, barely able to make it. 9 - Family with six children, four girls, two boys, 6 months to nine years. 10- Family with four children, two girls, two boys, ages 5 to 10. 11 - Family with five children, three boys, two girls, 6 to 16. 12-Mother with two girls, ages 4 and 6. 13 - Mother and daughter, both handicapped, 14 - Family with three boys, two girls, ages 1 1/2 to 9. 15-Family with 11 children, 2 to 12, seven boys, four girls. 16- Family with six children. 17- Family, five children, 4 to 10, four boys, one girl. 18 - Family with nine children, ages 2 to 18, seven boys, two girls. 19 — Widow woman with no income. 20—Mother with one son, age 7. 21 — Family with four children, three girls and one boy, ages 4 to 13. 22— Adopted, anonymous. 23 — Family having hard time to make ends meet at moment. 24 —Widow woman with one son, age 10. 25-Mother with boy 9, girl 15. 26- Husband and wife, in need of a little help. 27 —Husband and wife supporting a grandson, age 15. 28-Father disabled in this family, small boy and girl in family. 29-Family with seven children. 30-Three boys and one girl supported by mother, ages 3 to 13. 31-Nine children, hard to make ends meet here, ages 11/2 to 16. 32-Adopted by International Ass'n. Machinists Local 1045. 33 - Two girls being supported by grandparents, children aged 14-15. 34-Widow with no income. 35- Family with two boys and two girls, low income, It should again be emphasized that these families are trying to make ends meet "on their own', and adopting them this Christmas could mean a great deal in every case toward making the Yule season worthwhile. Hotel Here Is Sold To New Corporation Charles McVay, one of the four most recent owners, and Harold Keesee, former Algonan, purchased the Algona Hotel this week. McVay, Dutch Honsbruch, Dick Post and Craig Smith had owned the property since 1961, when they purchased it during a bankruptcy sale. Keesee, who is a former resident here, will be the manager of the hotel REV. PAUL SOHN Installation of Rev, Paul H. Sohn as new Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church was held on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2:00 p. m. He succeeds Rev. G. J. C. Gerike who left. July 31 to be institution chaplain and campus pastor in Des Moines, la. Officiating was the Reverend Doctor Ellis Nietingof Ft, Dodge, president of the Iowa District West of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod. Liturgist for the service was Rev. CleoKautschof Whlttemore, who served as interim pastor at Trinity, Rev. Walter Friedrich, assistant at Trinity, and seven pastors of the Algona circuit participated in the rite of installation. Organist and choir director was Wilbert Ruhnke and Mrs. Mitch Taylor was director of the children's chorus. A reception for Pastor and Mrs. Sohn and their family was held in Fellowship Hall with a welcoming program under the direction of chairman, Mitch Taylor. A talk was given by Rev, L. G. Leonard of Garner and readings by Mrs. Edgar Meyer and Mrs. James Anderson. Rev. Sohn, son of Rev. and Mrs. John Sohn, was born June 5,1918 at Columbia, Pennsylvania. He attended a Lutheran high school and Concordia College at Fort Wayne, Inc., received his B. A. degree in 1941 and graduated with a B. D. degree from Concordia Seminary at St. Louis, Mo. in 1943. He was ordained in August, 1943 and installed at Grace Lutheran church, Hamilton, Mont., where he served six years. He also served at Pierre, S. D. Rev. Sohn's first sermon to the 1100 member Trinity Lutheran church will be at 9 a. m. Thanksgiving Day. Rev. Paul Sohn married Evely Wagner of Hamilton, Mont., In June, 1945 and they are the parents of seven children, Theyare Loretta, now Mrs. Brian Katt of Seward, Nebr., Kathleen, a high school junior and Paul, a high school freshman, Julie in seventh grade, James in sixth, Leila in fourth and David in second. Donate $208 To 3 Orphans According to Ed Gilmore, an officer of the Iowa State Bank here, persons living in this area are doing their bit to help the three orphaned Ciucyk children, Werner, 10, Krista, 8, and Susie, 4, whose parents and brother were victims of a trafic car- truck mishap south of Algona Nov. 13. As of Tuesday morning, a total of $208.30 had been donated to the fund set up at the local bank. The amount will undoubtedly grow. A similar fund was also started at'Ft. Dodge, wherrthe children and other members of the family made their home, with $1,142 collected therfe by Saturday. That amount is also larger now. The children were left without relatives or money when their father Peter, 40, was killed outright in the crash, their brother, Roland, 12, died a few hours later, and their mother, Berta, 33, died two days later in a Ft. Dodge hospital. The three remaining children, at latest reports, are in good condition here. All relatives of the (Jhildren reside in Europe. Authorities, here and at Ft. Dodge, have also reported that many persons have indicated an interest in adopting the children. Of the funds reported here, at least $23 was collected at the local police station. Seek Payment The Mid-American Medical Supply Co. filed a petition in distric* court here this week, seeking payment of $321.77 for merchandise from the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Franciscan Order Makes St. Ann Hospital Survey This community is more or less "keeping its fingers crossed" following a visit of two members of toe Franciscan council of sisters from LaCrosse, Wise, here last Thursday. That council is considering taking over operation of St, Ann hospital here, which, since it was built 17 years ago, has been operated by Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Mercy announced recently they will not be available to run the local hospital after Jan, 1, so between now and that date,' some sort of action will have to taken if this area is to be served by a hospital. The Franciscans, who are at present studying no less than five hospitals in the midwest, similar to St. Ann, have indicated they like the community. While here," the two representatives of fee Franciscans took a thorough tour of the hospital facilities and were also ushered, on a tour of fee city so they could better report the entire picture to superiors. A luncheon, wife 65 persons in attendance, was held for them at Garrigan High School that noon. Persons attending represented local business and professional groups. During fee luncheon, L. E, Ltanan, local attorney, gave a resume of fee hospital here, others who gffered remarks included Fr, Cecil Fviedmaon, Garrigan supt,, Ted ChriscWlles, Chamber of Commerce president, Harry Greenberg of fee Akooa " Development Corp,, and Or. Pean Koob, Algona, fee Kossuth Medical Association. It is not known for sure just when fee decision of fee will be announced ^ hut it will be some time in Dec^^, all possible {actors have been evaluated and analyzed by fee gv It has been suggested by some feat i| the sisters, do npt fee local liosjji&J, it may be nectary fo establish t hospital - if such services are to be available after Ja#. 1, Calls For Total I 1 2 Million Construction According to Supt. 0. B. Laing of the Algona Community School District, petitions requesting a vote in the district on expenditure of 1 1/2-million dollars for a 3-phase building program are now being circulated by members of the Citizen's Advisory Committee. It is expected the petitions will be filed at the school office here within the next two weeks. The school board can then set up an election at which the proposal will be presented to voters, possibly in late January. At that time, the project will be passed or rejected. Included in the program is a new 4-year high school building to be constructed at the new site, which is already owned and partially developed in the southeast portion of Algona; remodeling of the present high school building for grades six, seven and eight; and some additions to the present Bertha Godfrey grade school in the east part of the city. The Advisory Committee has been working on the project with the board for some time, following appointment of its members. About 500 signatures of residents in the school district are needed on the petitions — based on 25 per cent of the votes cast in the last regular school election, and about 2,000 turned out at that time. Further action on the entire project, is dependent upon approval or disapproval of the idea by voters—after the petitions are filed and the election date set. A tentative date of Monday, Jan. 30, 1967, has been suggested as the date of the probable vote. Nomad To Board Dr. Harold Erickson.TedHer- bst, Maynard Miller, Pat Montag and Dean Taylor were elected directors on the board of Algona Country Club at a meeting there Wednesday night. They will serve with other board members during the coming year.' Chalmer Read, current president of the club, will be succeeded by Dick Cook, who is vice president at the present time/ during 1967. Minor Mishap An Algona man, William R. Carney, 91, was charged with/ driving over the center line after his auto collided with a vehicle driven by Vivian T. Kent, 44, Algona, on North Thoringtoo street at 3:55 p. m, Saturday. Damage to the autos was estimated at $60 by police

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