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Clftctr Pictures — Mere News — Largest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Miss Jean Abbott, the Algona young lady who has just been awarded a $500 scholarship by the National 4-H Congress in Chicago, expects to transfer a hobby into a fulltlme occupation. She won the award based on an Interest in horses which began when she was five and first owned her own horse. Since then she has won numerous awards with horse show entries, and has been working at a riding stable in Sioux City since high school graduation. She will use the scholarship at a school of her choice, and eventually hopes to own a riding stable of her own. And we'll bet she does, if she still wants to after college. * * * This is the season of the year when some of the auxiliary results of Christmas show up— among them shoplifting. Algona isn't plagued too much by this sort of thing, but it does have occasional Incidents. Recently a couple of young fellows figured out a way to obtain sweaters without paying for them. They took the cell-wrapped garments into a rest room, put the sweaters on under their overcoats, then walked out. The cello wrappers were thrown away. It didn't take long for the store to figure out what was happening, and the pickup followed. Potential shoplifters should be advised that most stores have their own methods of keeping track of aisles and counters and what is happening in them, even though no clerks seem to be around at the time. * * * That annual dinner of gourmets over at Fayette, Iowa, held every Deo. 5, will have hippopotamus meat and whale steaks as its unusual ^menu this year. It"wlll" be the 15th annual "wild game" dinner at Upper Iowa University .... which reminds us of the time the late Dr. Schaap served up an unusual dish at a local monthly meeting of gourmets, and it turned out to be rattlesnake meat. If we recall it correctly, that was the last meeting. H. W. Miller or L. S. Bohannon might remember it better. * * * Des Moines is having its pros and cons over expansion proposals for the Des Moines municipal airport .... one brash fellow asked why the airlines who use and make money from the airports don't build their own, instead of having the taxpayers support the enterprise . ... the railroads built their own tracks and stations, he points out, and pay taxes on them as well. . .. when you stop to think about it, the airlines do have quite a thing going for them. * * * When a group of women set their mind to a thing, watch out .... one of the by-products of the housewives protests on the prices of food, has been that Safeway stores, one of the largest chains, is dropping its Bingo Bonus promotion as of January 1 .... such gimmicks, says the company president, can be fun and have appeal, but they also cost money and the cost is naturally included in the shelf prices. * * * This happened long enough back so that we can now tell it, but an area young man and his fiancee decided not to wed after all, and she returned his presents .... when he went through them, he found she had accidentally put in a few that she must have received from some other fellow. * * * There's one Iowa bull now in new surroundings .... Toreby Blackcap King 64, one of the herd of Edith andTorstenLager- strom purchased by Pioneer Hi- Bred Corn Co. some months back, was sold to a Central American beef raiser, in El Salvador. Blackcap King was trucked from Kossuth county to Miami, Fla. and flown from there to El Salvador, at a cost of $1,000 .... we hope he likes his new friends io- El Salvador. * * * Famous Last Line - You should feel sorry for yourself; I bought Tama Packl &lgona Upper jfttomeg ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered M second elan muter it the pottottlce at AlKona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1»M. under Act of Confreu o* March 3. 1879 AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1966 2 Section! - 20 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 93 Weed, Insect School Staled Here Dec, 9 E. P. SYLVESTER TINY GUNDERSON The public in Kossuth and nearby counties is invltefl to attend an all day Weed, Insect and Disease School at the V. F. W. hall in Algona, Dec. 9, announces Galen DeValois, county Extension director. The meeting of interest to all who produce corn and soybeans, begins with free coffee from 9 to 9:30 a. m., and the program continues until 3:15 p. m. The popular and well-qualified speakers from Iowa State University include Dr. "Dutch" Sylvester, weed specialist; Dr. "Tiny" Gunderson, insect specialist ; and Dr. Bob Lambe, plant disease specialist. Since tks popular team is not booked at most nearby counties, Kossuth gives a special invitation for others to attend. Bring your questions and a carload to Algona Friday. There will be plenty of room at this free meeting. 'xWxWtfxXiXjx^ Licenses To Wed Four wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Frank Duerr and Jeanette B. Foley, Nov. 29; Joseph B. Moser and Hazel Anliker, Dec. 2; Robert A. Hoi- comb and Joyce E. Anderson, Dec. 3; and Errol A. Quick and Patricia F. Tjaden, Dec. 5. Pair Injured In Recent Crashes Here An Algona woman and an Emmetsburg man were injured in separate accidents in this area during the weekend. Margaret Butterfield, 40, Algona, was taken to St. Ann hospital here for treatment of reported head and back injuries, and El win Roberts, 59, was treated by a doctor at Wesley for fractured ribs. Mrs. Butterfield was hurt when the auto she was driving slid up on a parking near the intersection of Hall and McGregor streets and struck a tree at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, Following the mishap, which inflicted an estimated $200 damage to the auto, she walked about a block to her home, then passed out. She was then rushed to the hospital by ambulance. City police investigated. Roberts was hurt when a truck driven by Clarence L. Golwitzer, 32, Wesley, couldn't stop at a stop sign due to ice and hit the right front of an auto driven by Vincent J. Becker, 47, Estherville. Roberts was a passenger in the Becker auto. The truck was headed east and the auto south at the time of the mishap. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $400 by Sheriff Ralph Liiidhorst who investigated. ' Autos "driven by Herman O. Welhousen, 43, Titonka, and Stella K. Wiskus, 56, Bancroft, collided at the intersection of State and Jones streets here at 2:55 p.m. Friday, resulting in an estimated $179 damage to the vehicles. Highway Patrolman Charles Bird investigated. Scouts Clean Up On Old Placards If Algona suddenly looks a little neater, it's because Boy Scout Troop 71, in cooperation with city officials removed more than 350 political posters which the two parties put up prior to the election last month. In fact, it was noted that some of the posters were left over from the election two years ago. The mass clean-up took place Saturday with Scoutmaster Roy Burris aiding his troop.' Algonans Wed 40 Years In honor of the 40th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wood, a family dinner was held at the Johnson House in Algona. Present were Rev. and Mrs. Vehling and Daniel, Lone Rock. Also present were the couple's seven children, Erma, Mrs. Wayne Ohnemus and family, Fenton; Kathryn, Mrs. Carroll Ernst and family, Humboldtj Duane Wood and family j William Wood and family, Warren Wood and family, all of Livermore; Janice, Mrs. William Bruhn and family, Fenton; Donna, Mrs. Evert Broesder and family, Algona. A social afternoon was spent at the Evert Broesder home where later in the afternoon refreshments were served consisting of anniversary cake and ice cream, (Poundstone Studio Photo) SE, Edgar Meyer, AHS Teacher, Charge Here ^ For New School Post An Algona man, John J. Meyers, was charged with grand larceny In Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week after his arrest by city police and the sheriffs office. Preliminary hearing of the matter is pending at the present time. Bond was set at $1,000. Information in the matter says the defendant "did unlawfully take a quantity of Gift House stamps, property of Charles Behr, valued In excess of $20." The stamps were allegedly taken from Bohr's Service Station here. Michael P. Dablhauser, West Bend, was fined $50 for possession of beer as a minor and $25 for Intoxication; Curtis Johnson, Algona, was fined $25 for intoxication; Phillip Ballard, Algona, $10, falling to yield the right-of-way; and Kathy McGuire, Algona, $5, following too closely. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. School Board Meet The board of education of the Algona Community School will meet next Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Johnson House for a regular meeting. Matters concerning the pending school bond issue will be a major point discussed, and preliminary salary study for 1967-68 is also planned. Funeral Held For One Of Area's Oldesf Funeral services for one of the oldest citizens in this area, Andrew Felhauer, 95, Algona retired farmer, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the McCullough Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. Frank Harcey of the Congregational church officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery, Algona. Mr. Felhauer died Sunday afternoon at St. Ann hospital. Andrew Felhauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Felhauer, was born at West Bend and later married Alice Collinson there in 1891. They homesteaded in Canada during their early married life, then moved to California where they lived until about 15 years ago when they came to Algona. Mrs. Felhauer preceded her husband in death in 1956. Mr. Felhauer is survived by a sister, Anna, Aurora, HI. A son, who was killed during World War 1, preceded him in death, also. >:>¥ ttttWxVrttttttX;::^^ Just 13 Families Left For Xmas 'Adoption' Thirteen of the 42 families available for "adoption" this Christmas, by, groups or in' dividuals, are stfll untaken, in the annual Christmas Adoption Program here. During the past week 14 more of the original families were adopted, and three new families were added to the list. Adoption is simple. Just look over the list below and select one that seems to fit the size of your group's ability to do a good job, and call Mrs. Marvel Immerfall, Kossuth County Relief Office, phone 295-2897. She will provide sizes in case of children, and other pertinent Information. Family name and location will be given the adopting group when they are ready to deliver their Christmas gifts. The family list follows: 1 — Adopted by International Ass'n. Machinists, Local 1045. 2 — Adopted by Algona Junior High. 3 - Family with four children, ages 15 months to seven years, two boys and two girls. 4—Adopted, anonymous. 5—Family with 10 children, five boys and five girls, ages 3 to 17. 6 - Adopted by Algona Senior High. 7 - Adopted by Presbyterian church. 8 - Adopted by Presbyterian church. 9-Family with six children, four girls, two boys, 6 months to nine years. 10 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 11 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 12-Mother with two girls, ages 4 and 6. 13 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 14 - Adopted by Episcopal church. 15 - Adopted by Algona Junior High. 16- Family with six children. 17 - Adopted by Algona Senior High. 18 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 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 - Adopted by Salvation Army. 24-Adopted, anonymous. 25-Mother with boy 9, girl 15. 26- nusband and wife, in need of a little help. 27 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 28-Father disabled in this family, small boy and girl in family. 29 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 30-Three boys and one girl supported by mother, ages 3 to 13. 31 - Adopted by Algona Senior High. 32-Adopted by International Ass'n. Machinists Local 1045. 33 - Two girls being supported by grandparents, children aged 14-15. 34 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 35 - Adopted by Salvation Army. 36 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 37 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 38 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. 39 ~ Adopted by Episcopal church. 40 - Father, disabled, family of four children. 41 - Adopted by Salvation Army. 42 - Single lady, no income, small gifts appreciated. 18 New Vehicles Sold, Licensed To Kossuth Folks New vehicle licenses were issued to 18 new car or truck owners in the past week in Kossuth county. Chevrolets - Marvin Kueck, Lone uock; Carlos Engelby, Ledyard; Ernest J. Berte,SweaCity; Chris J. Dahl, Fenton; North Central Public Service, Algona (PU); Peterson Chevrolet, Swea City (PU); Ralph Harms, Titonka. Dodge - Jerome Becker, Bode; Roger Jensen, Lone Rock. Internationals - Clinion Stenzel, West Bend (PU); Algona Implement, Algona (PU), Yamaha - Wm. C. Mayland, Titonka. GMC - Lester L. Coy, Elmore, (PU). Chrysler - Philip Fisher, We? Bend. Ford - Walter Deitering, Bancroft. Mercury - John Osland, Buffalo Center; Nick Berte, Irvington. R^ambler - Hoenk Farms, Algona. Algona Stores Open Nights DECEMBER 1966 SUN MON TUES WED THUR FBI SAT Grand Opening, Open House 4 Algona Firms This Week It's a big weekend in Algona I Two Grand Openings and two special Open Houses are announced by various local business firms. Swanson Stores, Inc., new Algona super market, is holding its Grand Opening this weekend, and four special pages in the second section of this issue of The Upper Des Moines give complete details. The new Sears catalog store in Algona will hold its Grand Opening today, for three days, and a company invitation will also be found elsewhere in today's paper. Miss Iowa is to be a special guest at the Grand Opening, and there will be gifts, hot dogs, and pop for those stopping by. Lindsay Soft Water is also holding its annual Open House on Friday, Dec. 9, with door prizes, coffee and doughnuts included. Complete details will be found in this issue. On Saturday, Farmers Service Center is holding an Open- House, with details also within these pages. Prizes and refreshments are offered to visitors. Algona's business area during the weekend should be a busy, active and entertaining place. auto driven by LeRoy Jacobsen when the mishap occurred on highway 44, four miles north of Fenton. The car and tractor collided, resulting in the alleged injuries. Loan Matters Two loan matters were filed in district court here this week. Avco Delta Co., plaintiff, is seeking settlement of a loan contract for $859.80 from Darrell. and Rita Green, defendants. Avco Finance Co., plaintiff, Is seeking payment of a loan in the amount of $4t)6.01 from R. Thomas and Sharon Fridolfson, defendants. Xmas Party The annual Christmas party of the Four Corner Mothers and Daughters club will be held at the Good Hope Methodist church Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Hostesses for the luncheon meeting are Opal Simpson, Betty Fisher, Loretta Broesder and Marguerite Kollasch. The program will be presented by Minnie Walker, Marlys Bjustrom and Grace Bjustrom. There will be a gift exchange ^WxWxSWHWxSxy 1 Jury Awards $1,000 Damages A district court jury found for the plaintiff, Claude Johnson, in a damage case here Tuesday afternoon and awarded $1,000 damages to him. He sought $25,000 in his original petition. The case stemmed from alleged negligence on the part of Florence Shottenklrk, defendant. The plaintiff alleged boiling water was spilled on him in a cafe and that he sustained severe and permanent personal injuries. Jury action in another damage matter was slated to get underway Wednesday afternoon, with Judge Richard Cooper presiding. Plaintiff in the matter, Eldon Duncan, alleges the defendant, John Henry Struecker, was negligent in operation of a farm tractor at 10 p. m. May 19,1965 and as a result the plaintiff sustained severe and permanent injuries. Total damages asked is $64,393.60. Duncan was a passenger in an Wed 25 Years Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ruark are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. U, from 2 to 5 p,m, at their home at 704 S. Minn., Algona. Their children aye being hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin (Claudia) Senator, Huraboldt, Mr. and Mrs. John (Geri) Sires Jr., Cedar Rapids, and Edith at home. Friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. No invitations are being sent. Vote Dec. 29 For Directors Area Setup Edgar Martin Meyer, life-long! resident of Kossuth County, announces his candidacy for the Board of Directors of District Three Lakes| Region Area Vocational School. I A leader in his profession, Ed Meyer is in his eighth year of teaching in the Algona Community School System as director of the Metals Industrial Arts program and the Adult Evening School Shop course. Meyer was born on May 1,1928, in Lotts Creek township. He received his preparatory education in this area prior to a four year tour of duty in the U. S. Navy serving during the Korean con- conflict in the submarine service on combat duty. Ed Meyer received his Bachelor and Master's Degrees from Iowa State University, Ames, and is a honorary member of two college fraternities. He is an active member of the National Education Association, Iowa State Education Association, Iowa Vocational Association, Iowa Industrial Education Association, and the Algona Education Association. Included among the many professional positions he .has held are past president of the Kossuth County Education Association and past member of the State Board of Directors of the Iowa Industrial Education Association. He Is a home owner, married, and the father of four children. The Algona - Burt - LuVerne area is entitled to one member on the Board of Directors of the new area Vocational School. Deadline for filing for the board is Dec. 8 at noon and voters in Area 3 will go to the polls Dec. 29 to elect one member to the board. Polling places are Algona High School for precinct 1; Whittemore City Hall for precinct 2; and Riverdale Community Center Building for precinct 3. Precinct 3 is brand new. There has not been a polling place in that area before. It will serve Riverdale and Sherman townships. Precinct 1 includes Cresco, Union, Plum Creek, Irvington, Wesley and Prairie townships; and precinct 2 includes Lotts Creek and Whittemore townships within the Algona Community School District. Terms of board members will be three years, except that original members will draw lots to determine whether they shall serve one, two or three years after the initial election. From then on, one-third of the members will have their terms expire on the first Monday in October on each succeeding year. The new board will organize within 15 days after the election Dec. 29, upon a call from the Emmet county superintendent of schools. Local JayCees Are Looking For Toys Again The Algona JayCees will again sponsor their annual Community Christmas Party for under* privileged children. It will be held Sunday, Dec. 18, in the V. F. W. hall here. Members of the organization are now attempting to obtain used toys for distribution to those less fortunate children. Anyone wishing to donate such toys, may do so by delivering them to PumV s Sure Save store or by calling Jim BusQher at Ms home. Toy collection will end Dec, 15, so if you have ajay please get in touch with JayCees.