The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 6, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 6, 1966
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Clear Pictures — Mere News - Largest Circulation Upper don smith eStAIUSHiO 1865 Entered at second eUss matter at the pottofflce at Alftona. Towa (50511). Nov. 1. 1939. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1966 8 Metre *ege* A 8 Page Tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 94 PERHAPS you noted with interest the other day (as we did) the story on changes in the poverty war. When we read the headline, it seemed they might send troops out as they would in any other war — and the way some of the funds are being handled, that might not be a bad idea. The crux of the story is this - Iowa will get more money, $6 million, this fiscal year than last, $4.8 million, but will have a lot less freedom in the way it is spent. THEY WILL HAVE TO LIMIT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES TO 20 PERCENT OF TOTAL SPENDING. HALF the money is to be spent on Head Start pre- school programs - and as little as $700,000 might be available for fresh ideas. Now, there's a good one. We'll admit they might need some fresh Ideas, because some of the old ones aren't going over too well to our way of thinking. We suppose their fresh ideas will develop a lot more persons anxious to get in on the poverty grab. We'll say one thing for all the poverty, ADC, etc. programs advanced in recent years -they may not be bad, but they sure are awful I • "YOU can't quit now," the circus manager said to the human cannonball, "where can I get another man of your caliber?" DROPPING of bank robbery charges against Bob Burlingame, former well-known radio announcer, college instructor, etc., seemed to be one of the first real good things that had happened to him for quite a while. Bob, once a very popular announcer on WHO (and a good one), was charged after the lowa- Desf THoines National Bank 'was held up June 22 — and proved his innocence recently when it was found he was in Minneapolis the day of the crime. It seems his description fitted that of the holdup man, much to his disadvantage and he was arrested. He was just recovering from an illness at the time he was arrested and the effect on his health was not good. He managed to find a bright spot in the whole affair, however, in that he found out who his friends were and they proved to be loyal through the whole mess. There will probably be future developments. BOY, wouldn't it be fun to own one of those "reincarnated classics", a Cord, Duesenberg or Excalibur. Those three autos are now being produced, in very .limited quantities, with several others on the drawing board, including tjie Auburn, Stutz, Marmon and Kissel. There's been no mention of the Stanley Steamer, yet -and probably won't be, after all/ the steam iron isn't flawless and wouldn't be any more so with wheels attached. Anyway, the Cord, Duesenberg an 'Excalibur are ..quite some' buggies, all powered by current engines - and they can be serviced by GM or Chrysler dealers. the Cord, which sells for nearly < $6,000, is built in a converted dill pickle plant in Oklahoma, and is powered by a Corvair engine j the Duesenberg (which won't be delivered to buyers until next year - then for about $20,000) weighs 5,700 pounds, has a 425 horsepower Chrysler engine and will go 125 miles per hour- R. S, Blossom Is 50 Year Mason Here Ray S. Blossom, Algona, attained the unique distinction of 50 years of membership in the Masonic Fraternity Nov. 27 and was honored during a meeting of Prudence Lodge here Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. It has been estimated that only 12 of every 1,000 Masons are privileged to achieve a record of 50 years of continuous membership. The local lodge now has seven 50 year members. Dr. LeRoy Strohman, Master of Prudence Lodge, called on S. A. McFadden, a long-time friend .of Mr. Blossom to make the presentation of the 50 year certificate and button and a congratulatory letter from W. W. Brubaker, Grand Master of Iowa, to Mr. Blossom Vas read. He became a Mason Nov. 27, 1916 and has been a staunch supporter of the ideals and principles of Freemasonry since. Mr. Blossom responded with timely remarks and expressed appreciation of the honors conferred. Following the ceremony, a third degree was conferred and lunch was served. Slate Opening Of Farmer's Evening School Plans for the twenty-first annual Algona Farmer's evening school have been completed by the advisory council and the first meeting is set for Dec. 12 at 8 p. m. in the high school Annex. The school, which is a part of the vocational agricultural program in the Algona Community Schools, is conducted by George Sefrit, vocational agriculture instructor. Last year, 200 local farmers enrolled for the ten meetings, Subjects and dates of meetings Dec. 12 - Swine Production Problems. Dec. 19 - Swine Production Problems. Jan. 9 - Beef Cattle Production Problems. Jan. 16 - Soybean Production Problems. , Jan. 23 — Soybean Production Problems. Jan. 30 — Soybean Production Problems. Feb. 6-Corn Production Problems. Feb. 13 - Corn Production Problems. Feb. 20, Corn Production Probk'.as. t'eb. 27 — Corn Production Problems. Mar. 6 or 13 - Farmer's Evening School Banquet. The enrollment fee for the school will be $2. Anyone wishing additional information may contact one of the advisory council members, Supt, 0, B. Laing or George W. Sefrit, Voc. Ag. Inst., Algona. Members of the advisory council for 1966-67 school year are: Joe Besch, Charles Bjustrom and Harold Bjustrom, Whittemore; Floyd Bode, Charles Dearchs, DeanDodds, Lloyd Gerber, Ronald Gerber, Dick Kuecker and Richard Mawdsley, Algona; Joe Skow, Wesley; and Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton. BEFORE we forget it, we'd like to tip the Periscope hat to Lenora Hilbert, 1966 Garrigan High graduate whose grand champion steer, an Angus named "Bert" (after Berl Priebe, Algona cattle grower from whom the animal was ob- . tained) won lots of space in newspapers during the International Livestock Exposition at Chicago recently. She topped a total of, 369 entrants to claim the big award. Lenora is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hilbert of Lu Verne, and the Hilberts raise purebred Angus cattle, also. WE dedicate this shortte to Jim Palmer: "Daddy, why do .they stamp •In God We Trust' on pennies f "That's for the benefit of people 'who use them for fuses." Bancroft Man Injured In Fall At Farm Henry Lensing, 67, Bancroft farmer, was taken to Holy Family Hospital at Estherville where he is recovering from injuries received Nov. 29 in an accident at his farm. Lensing was in the haymow when his foot went through a weak board and his left knee was severely sprained. He was expected to be hospitalized several days. Roy Nelson Funeral Held Here Saturday Funeral services for Roy Douglas Nelson, 20, son of Mr. . and Mrs. LeRoy Nelson, Algona, were held in the First Baptist church here at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. Mack Carlson officiating. Burial with military rites followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCuUough Funeral "Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Donald Hutchison, Dennis Cook, Charles Scobba, Kenneth Kern, Roger Brandow and Kenneth Gabrielson. Among the floral tributes was a large wreath contributed by men who served in the same Naval outfit with Roy in Puerto Rico. He drowned while , swimming on a U. S. Navy recreational excursion at Vieques, Puerto Rico, Nov. 26 and his body was returned here for rites. Born here Oct. 27, 1946, Roy was a son of LeRoy and June Minard Nelson. He attended school here, graduating from high school in 1965. He entered . the.Navy-in.June,a965,andhad . been assigned to service in Puerto Rico about a month prior to his death. Survivors include his parents and a sister, Shari, a student at Estherville Junior College. Whittemore Man Uninjured In Fatal Mishap A Whittemore man, Harold Opheim, escaped injury and his son, James, 11, received a lip cut in a two-car crash three miles north of Spencer Saturday evening on highway 71. A Minneapolis woman, Irene Eyendson, 33, was killed in the mishap and Eunice Finnern, 32, also of Minneapolis and formerly ' from Lake Park, was hospitalized at Spencer. The collision occurred at a "Y" intersection and Mr. Op- h'eim was driver of one of the autos. The •> highway partol investigated the mishap. Fenton Man's Rites Monday FENTON - Funerald services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Thomas Funeral Chapel at Fenton for Fred Heiden, 88, of Fenton, who died Friday at Holy Family Hospital at Estherville. The Rev. Russell Eldridge of Fenton Methodist Church officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Heiden had been a resident at Turner Nursing Home at Armstrong. Kossuth Does Well At International Trailer Home, Blast Victim In Summer, Lost In Fire GRAND CHAMP - Lenora Hilbert, 18, LuVerne, shows off "Berl", the 1,050 pound Angus steer she exhibited to the grand championship of the junior show at this year's Chicago International. The complete story was in last week's papers. Lenora is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hilbert, a graduate of Garrigan High, and a 4-H club member for a number of years. (Photos by Chuck Walk, Mason City Globe- Gazette) tfftWSWftWft^ Durant Sisters Willed $4000 To Historical Unit A bequest of $4,000 from the estate of the late Carrie and Margaret Durant, sisters from a pioneer Kossuth county family, has been made to the Kossuth County Historical Society. The Durant family originally came to Kossuth county in 1866. After farming in the area for many years, they operated a drug store on the east side of the courthouse square until the early 1900's. The Misses Carrie and Margaret Durant were the last of the family. Miss Carrie taught in the public schools for many years, and Miss Margaret was a widely known poet, and a member of • several literary societies. Many of her poems were published. C,. R. Schoby, president of the Historical Society, said that "it is with regret that we record the bassing'of another of our Kossuth pioneer families. The Durant sisters took an active interest in the Historical Society and were both life members. They also gave a memorial 1 of $150 to the Society at the time of the death of their brother, William." Burt Druggist 56 Years, Lee Pratt, Passes BURT - A Burt druggist, in business there for 56 years, succumbed to .a cerebral hemorrhage, Friday, at Spirit Lake hospital. He was Lee Pratt, 79, for whom funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Burt Methodist church, where he had been a lifelong member. Rev. Merlin C. Davies officiated and burial was in the Burt Twp. cemetery. Pallbearers were Howard McMullen, Lance Riebhoff, Clifford Schrader, Ray Dremmel, Wallace Hawcott and Merwyn Cunningham, Sr. Mr. Pratt was born, April 29, 1887, on a farm near Burt, a son of W. B. and Alvina Pratt. He attended and graduated from Burt schools and Highland Park College of Pharmacy, and also attended Iowa State University. Nov. 6, 1912, he was married to Erma Duchmanton, who survives him, and two daughters surviving are Mrs,. Ronald Elvidge (Marilda), Colesburg, la., and Mrs. Earl Nester (Zelpha), Worthington, Minn. There are five grandchildren and one great- grandchild. . Mr. Pratt was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge, and memorial services for him were held Sunday evening at the Garry Funeral Home in Bancroft which handled funeral arrangements. He would have been a 50-year member of the Lions Club next June. He also was a member of the Burt Eastern Star. Less than two weeks ago he was in his place of business, but his illness suddenly forced hospitalization. Members of the Burt Lions Club only recently did a good neighbor deed at his home, handling storm window chores and other winter preparations. He had been active in the club over the years. Mayor Resigns At Armstrong Dr. R. M. Turner had resigned his post as mayor of Armstrong, effective Dec. 1. Doctor Turner cited the press of business and personal activities. Turner was first appointed by the Town Council to serve out the unexpired term of Tom Rogers when he moved away in January, 1965. Turner was e* lected as mayor in the regular municipal election in November of 1965. The Town Council will probably appoint someone to fill the vacancy at their next regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 5. FEEDING TIME - Kurt King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max King, south of Algona, 14-year-old Algona 4-Her, takes time out from his showing duties at the International to feed one of his steers. Another of Kurt's steers was champion Angus of the on-hoof carcass show at the exposition. He is a member of the Algona Boys 4-H Club. Awards Go To 21 Cub Scouts Regular meeting of Pack 29 was held at Lucia-Wallace school, Nov. 22. Jim Peterson, assistant Cubmaster, conducted the meeting. Flag ceremony was conducted by Den 7, Mrs. Wm. Clegg and Mrs. Tom Cogdall. Boy Scouts of Troop 70 attended in uniform and conducted a songfest for the Cubs. Scoutmaster is Dick Bieeell. David Evans, local Scout executive was present. Cubby award was given to Mrs. Clegg and Mrs. Cogdall's Den 7, who had the highest percentage of parents present. A skit in honor of Farm Week was presented by Den 6, Mrs. Bernard Thilges and Mrs, Eleanor Payne. Pastor Harcey spoke to the group on the excellent progress toward recovery being made by Cubmaster Ed Sindelar. • Boy Scouts of Troop 70 assisted in presenting awards to the following Cubs: Paul Jorgenson, Kurt Hankins, Jack Limbaugh, Kris Meyer, Dennis Peterson, Kurt Lytle, Dan Frankl, Tom Kolp, Chuck Reding, Steve Mertz, Chuck Hanson, David Hackbarth, Tom Cogdall, Wayne Clegg, Mike Stangl, Rick Stangl, John Penton, Pat Esser, Arlon Struecker, Randy Jorgenson. Kiwanis greeters were Don Fredericks and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pomplun. The Christmas greens sold by Cubs of Pack 29 will be brought to the Den Mothers as soon as they arrive for distribution to the purchasers. There will be no Pack meeting in December, The permanent trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Petersen, located at the intersection of highway 169 and the Irvineton blacktop south of Algona, was gutted by fire of unknown origin at 12:10 a.m. Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Petersen were sleeping when the fire got its start. She awoke and knew something was amiss although at first she didn't smell any smoke. Mrs. Petersen got up and discovered the fire. They dashed outside and called help and were not injured. It marked the second time in slightly more than four months their home had been severely damaged. The home was shattered July 30 when a large quantity of dynamite stored in a gravel pit nearby exploded, breaking practically every window in the structure and causing other damage inside. Algona firemen hurried to the scene early Thursday, but could not save the interior of the home. It was termed a total loss. Mr. and Mrs. Petersen, both employed in Algona, are staying with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ludwig, until they find housing. Mrs. Petersen said they had some insurance on the home. 'W:W&!:y:y:!:W:::W:!rW#X t K : : : :^ Snow, Rain, Sleet, Fog But No Serious Accidents Here Snow, rain, sleet and fog gave Kossuth county a bad weekend, and there was still a little more of the same on Monday. A light mint with occasional snow flurries, and temperatures at just below freezing, left state and county roads dangerous Sunday. By Monday, however, state crews had done a good job of sanding hills and curves, and ice blades on big plows had broken up the glassy surface on most state highways. While there were numerous incidents of cars slipping off the road, no serious accidents had been reported in the county as of Monday morning. The weather picture: DATE H L R/S Nov. 30 35 10 Dec. 1 12 6 1/4" S. Dec. 2 16 0 Dec. 3 24 0 Dec. 4 28 18 Tr. R. Dec. 5 — 9 1/4"S. Following the zero readings for two days, a warming trend from the south moderated the temperatures, and was also responsible for the resulting moisture and snow and general highway and visibility conditions. Mrs. Berl Priebe Named Angus Auxiliary Prexy A well-known Algona farm wife, Mrs. Berl Priebe, was elected president of the American Angus Association Auxiliary Nov. 29 during the International Livestock Exposition at Chicago. Mrs. Priebe is no newcomer in the Auxiliary. She is a charter member of the organization, which was formed about 12 years ago and has served in many offices. She was first vice president during the past year. The Auxiliary, which has members living throughout the United States and Canada, is designed to promote Angus cattle and encourage young people to begin cattle raising with Angus. At present, the Angus Auxiliary has a scholarship program which is available to any high school graduating girl in the amounts of $600, $400 and $200. To be eligible for the awards, a girl must have shown Angus cattle. 4-H records, school and church activities are the main basis for the scholarships. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) County Buys Voting Machines For $81,420 Kossuth county voters, who used voting machines for the first time this year during primary and general elections, will be using them from now on, due to action by the board of supervisors Thursday. The board, by a 3-1 margin, with A. M. Kollasch the only dissenter, voted to purchase the 48 machines which had been on lease for use here, Total purchase price is $81,420.48, about $1,690 per . machine - and the county will receive a $6,000 credit for money paid on toe lease during 1966, Purchase will be completed In five payments of $15,024 each. :::^ Bancroft Man Breaks Leg, Saturday Crash A 30-year old Bancroft man, Gerald J. Rahe, was taken to Park Hospital at Mason City after he sustained a fractured leg in a car-truck mishap a quarter-mile south of Bancroft at 3 a. m. Saturday. Rahe was headed north in his auto and the vehicle sideswiped with a truck driven by William M. Welch, 26, Algona. Extensive damage resulted to the truck and an estimated $900 damage to the auto. Both vehicles wound up in the east ditch Heart Attack Mrs. Don Smith, Sr., Algona, was rushed to St. Ann hospital here Wednesday noon after suffering a heart attack at her home. She was placed in oxygen and remained in it until the weekend. It is not known how long she will remain in the hospital. ^ MRS. BERL PRIEBE Council Holds Short Meeting Bids for gas and diesel oil for the city during 1967 will be sent out by City Clerk Dave Smith following action of the city council during Us meeting here Wednesday night. The Mason City engineering firm of WOlace, Holland, Hastier and Schmidt will meet with the council next month for a discussion of the curb and gutter project and sewer projects during the coming year, Dies Sunday Andrew Felhauer, 95, Algona, died Sunday afternoon at St. Mn hospital. Funeral arrangements were pending Monday morning at McCullough Funeral Gbra) here. A complete obituary wjjj appear in tbe next issue of fee UDM, M-DClwb The Cresco - Mother Daughter Club will meet Dec, H at th§ Ron Qerber home, Roll - ** be a homemade cajaJy , A dollar gift exchange

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