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By Russ Waller Scouts tell us that at least one group of fox hunters - in the Seneca area - are making good use of the increasingly popular "snowmobiles". Their lookouts, from vantage points, spot the foxes with binoculars and then signal the snowmobile patrols which close in on the quarry with comparative ease over the snow-covered fields. * * * Back in 1851 it seems the state passed a law forbidding sale of liquor to Indians; now someone has discovered this old law and the legislature has a new problem . . . how about nullifying a great many laws that simply clutter up the records and courts' and which are entirely out-of- date . . . liquor store clerks were amazed to find there was such a law, and who can tell an Indian, today, anyway? * * * That future home of the Kossuth Historical Society has quite a history. The structure was once a part of the old Iowa Normal School in Algona, then was moved to its present location to serve as the home of the G.A.R. post - (Civil War veterans), Grand Army of the Republic. After WW I it was used by both the remaining GAR's and American Legion, and in 1919 the GAR deeded it to the Legion and names of the GAR members were inscribed on a plaque near the front door. Now it moves from the Legion to Historical Society ownership. * * * Note where Supt. Earl W. Berge of Clear Lake schools has resigned, future destination not announced. He is married to the former Irene Heller of Algona. He was born and raised in Bode, like a great nnjiy other fine people I Later - he has been named superintendent of schools at Ft. Dodge. * * * Last week the birthday of Horatio Alger passed without much general comment. To the younger generation the name probably doesn't mean much, but to many in the older bracket they may have learned to read from per- suing the numerous books by Horatio Alger ... all of them with the theme of "rags to riches", in which a hardworking, industrious, poor boy battles against various odds but comes out at the top by dint of his own efforts . , . there is even a society of collectors of the Horatio Alger, in their old paperback covers, and if we are not mistaken Theo Chrischilles is one of them. Alger turned out more than 100 books, mostly juvenile fiction, his flrst being "Raggedy Dick" published in 1867. It was such a success that Instead of continuing as a Unitarian minister he turned entirely to writing. Looking at today's society in which we try so hard to uplift with man-made laws and various handouts, the theme of hard work and honest effort might seem a little unreal - or is it? Perhaps the unreal approach is in today's efforts, not Alger's industrious heroes. * * * William Besch, a Whittemore young man, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm . J. Besch of Rodman, is part of a historic "first" at Briar Cliff College at SiouxCity. He is one of the first group of male students at what was formerly an all-girls school. There are now 170 men students in the 700 students total. The school became co-educational last fall. He is a sophomore. * * * A local committee is now making a business survey to see whether or not local firms want to switch their "night open" from Friday night to Thursday night. First reports are that many would so prefer. They point out that most school events are held Friday nights, and stock car races are Friday nights during the summer . * * * Famous Last Line - Say, I'll take 14 points and the Kansas City Chiefs! SIgona Clear Pictures — More News — Largest Circulation ESTABLISHED 1865 nnM (50511). Nov. ,o« T at!e / at *. he P°*t°«'« at Alffona. Iowa 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1967 16 Pagf.s Metro - A Pages TnHoiii VOL. 102 NO. 5 Storm Strands Students-25 Below All Officers Of Iowa State Bank Are Reelected All Officers and Directors of the Iowa State Bank, Algona, Iowa were re-elected at the Annual meeting held on Jan. 10, 1967 as follows; Harold Gilmore, Chm.; A. F. Agena, President.; F. L. McMahon and Royal Nold, Vice - Presidents: E. J. Gilmore, Cashier, and John Lande was elected Assistant Cashier. Directors are as follows; Al Agena, Harold Cowan, Harold Gilmore, Luke Linnan, Roy McMahon, Clarence Mawdsley, David Smith. Another good year reported in all departments of the bank with a substantial gain in total assets and deposits. Louisa Roeber Funeral Set At Whittemore Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa B. Roeber, 75, lifelong resident of the Whittemore area, are to be held at 2 p. m. Thursday (today) in St. Paul's Lutheran church there, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery, with McCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Charles and Donald Baas, William, David, Dennis and Norman Roeber and honorary pallbearers are Thomas Baas and Kenneth and' Randall Roeber. Mrs. Roeber died at St. Ann hospital Monday morning. She had been a patient there for three weeks. Born at West Bend April 11, 1891, she was a daughter of Ferdinand and Maria Voss Bell. She married William Roeber at Whittemore May 2,1913 and was a charter member of St. Paul's Lutheran Ladies Aid there. He preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1964. She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Mrs. Lester Baas), West Bend; three sons, Wilbur, Maynard and 1 Melvin, Whittemore; 14 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; a brother, Wm. Bell, West Bend; a sister, Mrs. Mathilda Meyer, Whittemore; and six half-brothers and half- sisters, Mrs. Dora Faulstichand Edwin Gade, Whittemore, Herman Gade and Mrs. EmU Bierstedt, Fenton, Hugo Gade, Algona, and Werner Gale, West Bend. A daughter, Anna Louise, two brothers, a sister and a half- Vjj'nt'hAi* r*»»r»/»r\Hrtc1 V»**»« <»» *J«.#.AU Scouts Plan Chilly Trek Here Jan. 21 Boy Scout troops of the Iowa District will hold a winter cam- poree January 21-22 at the Algona Country Club, according to district Scout executive Dave Evans, because of its open hills for sledding and deep wooded ravines for camping, protection and fire wood. Boys attending are invited to bring their own sleds, tobaggans, skis or saucers if they wish. "Operation Freezeout", as the campout is called, is open to all Boy Scout troops and Explorer posts from Kossuth and Humboldt counties, plus sections of Palo Alto and Pocahontas counties. The event will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday and conclude Sunday afternoon. Since this is to be a winter fun and events campout all troops are eligible to attend the Saturday daytime activities. However, only the older, more experienced boys will be permitted to stay overnight Saturday. A temperature of - 10 degrees or below will be cause for cancellation Barbershoppers Elect, Pick Date April 29 For 1967 Parade Show Algona Homes Host Over New officers were installed on Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, by the Algona Chapter of Society For Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. The new officers and board include Ed Ruhnke, Algona, president; Jerry Helmke, Humboldt, vice president; Corwin Peer, Algona, 2nd vice president; Art Olson, Algona, secretary; Bill Holldorf, Algona, treasurer; and board members: Jim Cowan, Algona; Ron Schultz, Humboldt; Loren Englund, Titonka; and Bill Faulstich, Whittemore. Pictured above, left to right, front row, are: Gallogly, Ruhnke, Helmke and Peer; second row, Moen, Olson, Holldorf, Englund, Schultz and Cowan. (Glenn's Studio Foto) The installation followed dinner enjoyed by barbershoppers and wives at the Algona Country Club and was handled by the past presidents of the organization, witn a special message brought in person by the area vice president, Gene Gallogly of Mason City. Dick Moen, Algona, is immediate past president. The chorus reflected on a number of achievements of the past year including a very successful Parade show, Iowa Governor's Day program and a numlier of other programs put on by the chorus within a 50-mile radius of Algona. Quartets have been engaged and plans are being made for the forthcoming 1967 Parade show to be held in Algeria on April 29. The barbershoppers have members coming from considerable distances to their regular Tuesday night practices at the Algona Legion hall; and they extend a cordial invitation to other men who like to sing to come as guests or consider joining. Present director of the chorus is Steve George. Mina Becker Funeral Set Here Thursday Mrs. Mina C. Becker, 78, resident here for the past 41 years, died Tussday noon at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services for her were scheduled for 10 a.m. today (Thursday) in Trinity Lutheran church, with Rev. Paul H. Sohn officiating. Burial was to follow at Eastlawu Memorial Gardens, with MeCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbeares were William Dau, Jr., Raymond Funk, Joel Herbst, Warren Bowman, William Lampright and Don MuGuire. Born at Galva, Aug. 28, 1888, Mina Otto was the daughter of Fred and Mary Sievert Otto. She married Henry W. Becker March 11, 1926 and was a member of Trinity Lutheran church and the American Legion Auxiliary for the past 40 years. Survivors include her husband; three brothers, William and Edwin, Sioux City, and Louie, Aurelia; a sister, Mrs. Clara Strandberg, Storm Lake; and a number of nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. History Group Now Planning Bean Supper A committee is now working on plans for the annual Boan and Ham Supper, sponsored by the Kossuth County Historical Society, to be held on Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22, at the VFW hall here. Members of the Izaak Walton League here will serve. This year, the supper will feature real home-baked beans, ham and brown bread. Mrs. Arthur Benschoter is chairmnn of the food comnr.ttee, according to C. R. Schoby, president of the organization. Stewart McFadden chairman of the entertainment committee, is planning a 2-hour program and dancing following the dinner. Vic Youngwirth New President, Kossuth NFO The Kossuth County N. F. 0. held its monthly meeting with good attendance Jan. 11 at Cunningham's Cafe, Burt. Election of Officers was held: Pres., Victor Youngwirth; V. Pres., Sam Larsen; Sec'y. Mrs. Ray Kading; and Treas. Mrs. Tom Lickteig. Appointed to the county meat board were Albert Kramer, Elmer Anliker, Donovan Studer, Nick Arndorfer, DeWayne Maass, Arnold Duerf and Magnus Lichter. LeRoy Kanas of Watertown, S. Dakota, a leading N.F.O. organizer, was the main speaker. Representatives from the grain and meat departments were also in attendance and gave pertinent information on activities in these various departments. Seek Family For Foreign Student Here The Algona chapter of the American Field Service is presently in the process of selecting a nominee for the host family of next year's foreign exchange student. Any family in the community which is interested in becoming the host family should contact Allan Kniep at Algona High School as soon as possible. Deadline for application is Friday, Jin. 27. Following is a list of qualifications and disqualifications for the host family: If taking the student will be financial hardship, one should aot consider the project. In no case is the family paid a stipend by AFS, however, the family is permitted to deduct $50 from their gross income for U. S. tax returns filed. All medical expenses incurred by the student are paid by AFS. Pistol Shoot A pistol shoot, sponsored by the Algona police department, will be held here at the National Guard armory next Thursday. Joe Pomplun Installed As Kiwanis Prexy Joe Pumplun, manager of the S & L store here, was installed along with other new officers as president of the Kiwanis club here during Queen's Night at the Algona Hotel Jan. 11. Installing officer was Wes Bartlett, International Trustee of the organization. Mel Bay is first vice president; Don Frederick, second vice president; Rev. Frank Harcey, secretary; and Milton Norton, treasurer, of the club here. Directors are Ted Charles, Angus Cotton, Kirk Hayes, Clair Blossom, Leo Immerfall and Royal Nold. Mr. Pomplun, the new president, was named second vice president a year ago, then became first vice president when Ray Langfitt, who was serving as president, moved from Algona. Jerry Leaneagh was then named president for 1966. Mr. Leaneagh presided at the meeting Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes, former Algona residents now living at Mason City, were honored for their service to Kiwanis here. Helen Comfort, manager of the hot lunch program at AHS, was featured speaker. She showed slides and described a trip which took her to Thailand, Bangkok and India during the summer of 1966. The Kiwanis club here has 54 members at the present time. Truck Mishap A truck driven by Gary J. Lane, 18, Algona, struck a parked truck owned by WUma Strayer, Algona, on East Call street here at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, resulting in an estimated $250 damage to the vehicle Lane was driving. He was headed west at the time of the mishap. Couples To Wed Two wedding licenses wsre issued here this week. They went to Kent M. Gerzema and Caroline Groff, Jan. 11; and Jamas M. Doyle and Florence McGuire, Jan. 12. Monday Night Kossuth county was emerging from a week of contrasting weather, today, which saw barely freezing temperatures of Monday morning veer into a minus 25 degrees, Tuesday night, the coldest of the winter. With It Monday came first mist, and a light rain, then colder weather and snow, and then still colder weather and winds with 50 to 60 mile velocity which made highway visibility near zero, canceled all school bus trips Monday afternoon for both Algoni public and Garrigan parochial students, and made Algona homes host to rural students from both schools. It was quite an evening. Exams began Wednesday and student study in new locations was predominant. Algona public school officials said some 600 students from rural areas were guests overnight of their classmates. At Garrigan, some 80 students were put up overnight in local homes. Some managed to get to their homes on bus routes, however. Highway patrolmen were stopping all vehicles at exits from Algona, late Monday, advising against travel in the country area. The temperature dipped to a minus 16, Monday night, and continued its downward plunge to the minus 25 of Tuesday night. However, skys were clear Wednesday, and some moderation of temperatures were forecast. Highway 9 in the northwest part of the county was blocked temporarily by drifts. Both the State Line and North Star conference basketball tournaments, slated to start Monday night, were postponed until Tuesday. Many meetings were postponed, and the farm sale of Ralph W.Walker, north of Whittemore, was postponed to this Thursday, today, 12:30 p. m. All local motels and hotels had a "full house" overnight Monday. Some rural star routes did not make their Monday afternoon runs, due to the poor visibility and icy roads. At the Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. building, during the night Tuasday, the heat went off and temperatures dropped to below 50 degrees. The defect was quickly corrected Wednesday morning, and two Knlpco space heaters furnished by Buscher Bros, of Algona kept the frost off until normal heat returned. Four mishaps, including one in which three school children from Burt were injured, w.ire blamed on the storm. Nicholas McGulre, 7, sustained a fractured collarbone, Norma Mc.Guire, 8, received cuts and bruises, and Nancy McGuire, 9, suffered a black eye w!mn the auto in which they ware riding collided nearly head-on with another auto a mile south of Bancroft on highway 169 at 2:10 p. m. Monday. They were taken to St. Aim hospital for treatment. Dale W. Ulses, 17,. Burt, was driver of the auto in which the children were riding and Anthony M. Kollasch, 66, SweaCity, member of the Kossuth county board of supervisors, was driving the other when the mishap occurred. The Uises auto, w'.r.ch was demolished, was headed south and the Kollasch machine, which sustained an estimated $900damage, was headed north at the time. The Burt driver had apparently just passed another vehicle when the twj cars met near the middle of the highway, according to the accident report. Visibility was zero atthetimr, due to wind-blown sn:>w. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated. At 3:24 p. m., autos driven by Donald G. Reding, 38, Bode, and Amos A. Meyer, 36, Algona, collided due to the icy condition of streets at the intersection of Lucas and Heckart here, resulting in an estimated $500 damage to the autos. Twenty-one minutes later, autos driven by Harlan M. Brown, 17, AJgona, and Terry L. Olsen, 16, Sexton, collided at the inter- National Corn Growing Champion To Speak Here i»«V AJ-WSjH,^ ifc «;«•(• i ««!»» r- » „ „, F H r ^^fSSBB^MEaSg"*-3®m^fr? i " f 5' <? K*. _*}^ CLYDE HIGHT Farm paper headlines in recent months told of dramatic success stories in corn and soybean production in spite of late wet springs, hot dry summers and a variety of other adverse combinations. A detailed report on these phenomenal chapters from agriculture will be presented to area farmers in an ill-day, information filled meeting. This report, the 1967 Corn - section of State and Harlan streets, resulting in an estimated $250 damage to the autos. Ice was again blamed. Then at 4 p. m., an auto driven by Joseph Cogley, Algoni, backed into another car driven by Elaine Pooch, Algona, resulting in an estimated $20 damage to the Pooch vehicle. The mishap occurred on State street. Ice and snow-packed streets were also blamed for a mishap at 12:15 p. m. Tuesday when an auto driven by Ronild E. Welland, 18, Wesley, slid into a parked car owned by Leroy Houchlns, Algona, near an intersection of Harlan and Nebraska streets here, resulting In $80 damage to the machines. Police investigated all the local mishaps, Walter Heerdt Dies; Funeral Here Friday Walter L. Heerdt, 71, well- known AJgona area farmer, died at St. Ann hospital here Tuesday where he had been a patient since suffering a heart attack Funeral services for Mr. Heerd: will be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the First Baptist church, with Rev. Mack Carlson officiating. Burial will be at Eastlawa Memorial Gardens, with McCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Matt Weydert, Herbert, James and Gerald Haas, Bernard Gisch and Charles Dearchs. Walter Lewis Heerdt, son of Adam and Caroline Demlen Heerdt, was bom at Champaign, lU., Oct. 4, 1895. He married Audra Bolin at Swea City June 7, 1923 and they have farmed for many years four miles northeast of Algona. He was a rn?m- bar of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Allen Wagner) and Mv.rgaret, and a son, Walter, Jr., all of Algona; six grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude (Mrs. James Mueller), Draper, S. D.; and four brothers, William and Herman, Hector, Minn., Conrad, Bart, and Lewis, Lone Rock. Soybean Clinic, Is being sponsored by leading agricultural companies for the benefit of top local corn and soybeen producers. The Clinic is scheduled for Algona on Friday, Feb. 10, at Garrigan High School auditorium, starting at 9 a.m. .1 panel of crop production experts, including representatives of the sponsoring companies and Top Farmers, will cover all aspects of corn and soybean pro- uction from seedbed prepara- on through storage. Of special interest will be a report from national corn growing champion Clyde Hlght, Moweaqua, 111. One speaker will show farmers why some fields suffered less from heavy spring rains and why some field losses were less than others in spite of delayed harvest. Another representative will compare variety corn performances under the high stress conditions of the past growing season and point out the reasons for variances In variety performance from farm to farm. The effects of extreme weather conditions on chemical weed control will be covered by a herbicide expert. Special considerations for soil insect control in extremely wet and dry soils will be a part of another report. A discussion of grain drying and storing under all conditions will be given by a crop drying expert. And there will be a talk on fertilizer use. This all-inclusive Corn- Soybean report is based on actual on-the-farm documentation of leading producers across the country and especially in this local area. Fanners with special problems in any of these management areas are urged to bring their problems to the Clinic for discussion by the panel of experts. If your corn and soybean yields were below average, come to the Clinic and get the reason why. There is no admission for this all - information event. There will be a free lunch at noon. Cost of the Clinic is underwritten by Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Behlen Manufacturing Company, DeKalb Agricultural Association, Shell Chemical Company and Amchem Products, Inc., Ortho division of Chevron Chemical, their area daalers, and other local business 300 Take Part, Adult Education A total of 300 people are participating in 22 adult education classes currently being conducted by the Algona Community School. Classes held their first meeting during the week of January 9th. The largest single class enrollment is in Layman's law

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