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By Rus.'i Waller On Feb. 3, Charles Morris of Lone Rock, will observe his 90th birthday. For 16 years, we believe, Mr. Morris was county supervisor and has been in drainage work all his life. His wife passed away about a year ago, and a sister-in-law, Ruth Krueger, is maintaining the home. Mr. Morris is up and about and more alert than might be expected at 90 .... just a tip of the hat to Mr. Morris on his 90th! While winter is still with us, spring isn't too far away. And that means LITTLE LEAGUE activity. This coming Saturday evening at the V.F.W. Hall in Algona, Little League boosters are holding a Free Barbecue pig feed .... the pig will be barbecued, apple in mouth and all, outside of the front door, and you're invited to drop by and help comsume it . . ,. this should be around 8 p. m. or whenever the pig is considered done .... following the barbecue there will be a dance in the hall, and this will cost 75? a couple, with all profits to accrue to the Little League fund .... so it's free roast pig, and a very economical dance price, and it's all for a worthy cause — Saturday evening, Feb. 4. Who says America lacks opportunity? Last week in a ceremony at Annapolis, Md., the son of a Greek fruit peddler was inaugurated as Governor of Maryland. His name — Spiro Agnew. He's a Republican, too, but was supported by many Democrats. One of the reasons a department in state government is asking for more money is "because cbmputer rental is costing $100,000 a year." Heck, we thought those things were supposed to do the work quicker, better and cheaper with less labor needed. * * * People all have problems, some more unusual than others, however. One of the unusual ones is that of Alexander Rubi, who in Us New York apartment has been keeping some 100 pigeons as pets. As you might guess, the neighbors have complained, and Mr. Rubi with defiance to all is moving to a new location, and taking with him his 100 pigeons who consumed between 25 and 30 pounds of food a day. Problems, problems, problems I All of a sudden, air pollution seems to have become a major concern. Perhaps we shouldn't mention it, but all of those nuclear explosions didn't help things any. Algona attorney Luke Linnan just happened to reach Chicago last week as the terrific snowstorm there was reaching its peak ... he found all traffic at a halt, and marched on foot down the middle of Michigan Boulevard to a hotel with his traveling bag, with nary a shrieking horn or traffic problem. Qflhe Clear Pictures — More News — Largest Circulation Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at AlRona, Iowa (30511), Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of Match 3, 1079 ESTABLISHED 1865 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 7967 16 Pages Metro & 16 Pages Tabloid VOL. 102 NO. 9 Vote Issue, 1837-1011 Next Tuesday the local Izaak Walton League will hold its annual Buffalo Feed . . . remodeling of the newly acqjired old post office has begun for the new American Legion home here . .. a solid sheeting of ice, plus the successful bond election vote of Monday, resulted in no school in the public system here Tuesday. * * * One of our more avid readers, with a somewhat critical eye on administrative developments, is of the opinion that many of the events now taking place are a case of "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul." His comment: "Only trouble is, we're running out of Peters." When we become a nation of Pauls alone, who then pays the bills ? Famous Last Line - Say, what are we going to bed for; there's no school tomorrow! Roy Frank Rites Today At LuVerne Funeral services for Roy W. Frank, 85, lifelong LuVerne- Renwick area farmer, were scheduled for 1:30 p. m. Thursday (today) in the E. U. B. church at LuVerne, with Rev. Ralph S. Hindman officiating. Burial will be at the LuVerne cemetery, with Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers are Henry Marty, Edwin and Albert Hefti, Lawrence Nerem, Bruce Lowenstein and Addis Greiman. Mr. Frank died Sunday night at the Belmond hospital where he had been taken after sustaining injuries suffered during a fall on ice Saturday. He was born July 16, 1881 on a farm near Renwick and married Ada Jackson at Canton, S. D., June 16, 1932 and farmed since that time near LuVerne. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Beverly (Mrs. Wayne Meyer), Pomeroy; and three grandchildren. 15 Applicants For Algona Postmaster The Civil Service Commission in Washington, D. C. announced Tuesday that there are 15 applicants for the Postmastership in Algona. All will be taking an examination soon at Fort Dodge in their quest for the office. The list of applicants, many of them already postal employees, follows: Stanley T. Black, Walter A. Boeckholt, John R. Dutton, Edward P. Farrell, Richard D. Godfredsen, James E. Kelloy, Mrs. Mary E. Lucey; Charles D. Paxson, Edward C. Skilling, Robert D. SkiUing Jr., John B. Snere, Rosella E. Voigt, Paul R. Watson, Roger L, Will and Richard F. Yeoman. Farrell has been acting postmaster since the death about a year ago of Wade Sullivan. Freezing Rain Coats Area For Second Time What started out to be quite a storm *iere Monday afternoon, beginning with rain, freezing rain and sleet, failed to develop into a blizzard, but for a while walking and driving were treacherous. There were also a lew snow flurries. However, after a few area schools closed Tuesday (others sent pupils home early Monday), the weather settled down and much of the latest ice cover went down the drain later that day. There were scattered reports of autos and trucks sliding into ditches in the area late Monday, but no injuries reported. Many pedestrians also went down in a heap as they slipped on ice and rumors persisted that at least a couple of persons sustained fractures as a result. Only moisture appeared Monday, with ,06 of an inch measured at the official weather station, KLGA. Here are the week's readings: Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 H 15 23 27 36 33 32 R 6 3 13 23 21 27 16 201 Bushel Corn Champ Coming For Farm Clinic a Voters CLYDE RIGHT Corn farmtTs throughout the country were buzzing about the fantastic yield level set by a central Illinois farmer, Clyde Hight, a year ago. His record of 201 bushels on 388 acres still stands as an open challenge to top corn farmers everywhere. Hight enjoyed ideal growing weather and had all of the parts of the high yield formula fitted neatly together on his corn acres. Because of his outstanding yield, 20-inch rows and other practices, Hight has been in active demand as a speaker and has had more than 5,000 visitors on his farm during the past year. Farmers in the Algona area will have a chance to hear Hight speak at a corn-soybean clinic on Friday, Feb. 10. The all-day meeting is being held in the Garrigan High School auditorium, Algona, and will include a free lunch. Hight will be appearing as a part of an over-all program organized by Farm Shows, Inc., which includes presentations by corn and soybean experts from commercial companies. Cooperating in the Algona meeting are the DeKalb Agricultural Association, Inc., Allis-Chalmers, Behlen Manufacturing, Amchem Co., Shell Chemical, The Upper Des Moines, and local sponsors. Although the 200-bushel yield record turned in by Hight in 1965 earned considerable attention, • his performance for 1966 maybe even more amazing under the growing conditions. From a mild, near perfect summer of 1965 with 30 inches of rainfall, the Moweaqua area went to a dry, extremely hot summer in 1966. Hight's corn had only 1.7 inches of rain from May 18 to August 10, and during the months of June and July, there were 28 days of 90 degree and over temperatures. This included five days over 100 degrees during the first part of July, which is the critical tasseling and silking time. These adverse conditions influenced the U.S.D.A. to designate Shelby County as a crop disaster area. Even under these extreme conditions, Hight managed to produce a 116-bushel yield average of No. 2 corn on 900 acres. You'll want to mark Friday, Feb. 10 on your calendar, as Hight will cover in depth his corn growing practices which produce profitable yields in good years and bad. There will be an "early bird" attendance award of a tractor radio, and at 1 p. m. a Pamline Treatment Oiler will be given. At the conclusion of the program, after an Open Forum question and answer period, a portable TV will be an attendance award. .06" Snow was predicted here early Wednesday. Bancroft Man Named, County School Board W. R. (Dick) Shoenhair, Bancroft, was selected to serve on the county school board and accepted last week. He will replace Orville Thoreson, now a member of the Area Community College-Technical School board, and will be sworn in at the next meeting of the county group. His term will run until the election this fall. Members of the county board selected and approved him. Host Meeting Algona's JayCees hosted 175 JayCees from Region U at a board meeting here Jan. 25 at the VFW hall. Several state and national officers were in attendance, including Bob Grain, state president; LeRoyKlocko, Harvey Hansen and Bob Paulson, state vice presidents; Roger Johnson, state chaplain; and 'Tom Fountain, state visitation chairman. Nugent Named Head Bank Ass'n Bill Nugent, vice president of the Security State Bank of Algoiia, was named president of the Kossuth County Bankers Ass'n at a meeting of the group held last Wednesday evening. Ken Homes, cashier of the Lone Rock Bank, was named vice president, and John Lande, assistant cashier of the Iowa State Bank in Algona was named secretary-treasurer. The association is composed of all banks in Kossuth County. Stan Greigg To Postoffice Dcpt. Stan Greigg, former 6th district congressman from Iowa, was appointed last week to the executive staff of the Post Office Department's Bureau of operations. He will serve under the Assistant Postmaster General in management of actual postal operations and mail movement. While in Congress he was closely in touch with postal affairs. He is the former Mayor of Sioux City, and was Dean of Men at Morniugside College. Give Necessary Percent Edge The class of 1970 at Algona High School (ninth graders now) was virtually assured of being the first to graduate from a new high school building when a record-setting total of 2,848 voters went to the polls Monday and approved a $1 1/2 million bond issue for new construction. VOTE SUMMARY YES NO Algona 1660 672 Whittemore 163 155 Riverdale 14_ 184 1837 ToTT Voters in the first precinct (Algona) actually turned the tide as there was a grand total of 1,837 yes votes and 1,011 no votes cast on the question, giving it an okay by 64 1/2 percent. A 60 percent edge was needed. The bulge in the Algona precinct was 1,660-672 (about 2 1/2 to 1) while in precinct two (Whittemore) a slight margin, 163-155 favored approval. In precinct three (the south area of the large district), voters registered disapproval of the idea in a big way, with the "no" vote holding a 184-14 margin. Monday's turnout was the largest by almost 600 votes in the history of the district as slightly more than half the estimated 5,500 voters living in the district cast ballots, despite a lack of cooperation from the weather. Previous high vote was 2,280 cast in 1965 during a board election. With the election out of the way - what's next? Supt. 0. B. Laing, who had a telephone conversation regarding the new building with the architect firm late Monday night, told Tuesday about some of the tilings coming up. First off, when will the new school be ready? At present, best estimates available indicate possibly by the fall of 1969- but it might be a few months after that. Preliminary ideas on the building will now be translated into actual plans and the school board will then decide upon the most desirable plan before letting contracts by bid sometime later this year — maybe in September or October. Actual construction could begin soon after bids ire let — and, according to Mr. Laing and Russ Medin, president of the board, it will take about two years to complete the structure, which will have room for 600 students, at the start. At any rate, the fall of '69 is the target being set. As to the capacity for 600 students, Mr. Laing pointed out Tuesday that some areas of the new building which cannot be readily expanded will be constructed to handle a couple of huidred more than 600 students. In areas like shops, library, gymnasium, etc., this is the plan. Other areas, basically class- •roomfi, could then be added if necessary in the future, if there is further reorganization and subsequent increase in enrollment here. Many such items have already been discussed by the board. It is the aim oi the board to have the new building simple in design and flexible - o.ie that will best fit present, and possible future needs. The 38-acre site in the southeast portion of the city was purchased through a bond issue about 10 years ago, thanks to the work of the school board several years earlier than that. As a result, a lot of money was saved as the purchase was imide before the abrupt increase in the value of real estate. The $108,000 addition to the Bertha Godfrey grade school and a $57,000 expenditure for remodeling the present high school building are expected to be completed about the same time as the new high school building. On the question of grade schools, Mr. Laing said even the older ones here seem to United Fund Officers An informal dinner-meeting of officers, board members and several committee members of the United Fund of Algona was held Tuesday noon at Van's Cafe. Preliminary plans for the annual campaign here this fall were discussed. Shown above are most of the new officers. They are, front row, left to right, BUI Kraft, treasurer; Pudge Miller, president; and Harry Greenberg, vice president. In back, left to right, Clair Blossom, past president; Dick Ringsdorf and Jack Chrischilles, members of the executive board. Not present were Inez Wolfe, secretary; and Delores Hopkins, clerk. Three committees were named recently, also. They include the campaign committee: Harry Greenberg, chm.; Evelyn Bickert, Clair Blossom, DuWayne Klein, Bertha Sundet, Joe Pomplun and Jim Geelan. Budget committee: Dick Ringsdorf, chm.; Fred Diekmarin, Jack Limbaugh, Bill Kraft, Inez Wolfe and Sharon Cowan. Publicity committee: Lois Allen, chm., Jack Chrischilles, Thelma Tschetter, Rev. Walter Morz, Delia Welter, L. L. filter and Elgin Allen. Officers were elected and committees announced Jan. 18. (UDM News Graphic-Polar old Photo) Death, Injury Result In $62,000 Damage Petitions >:.:.:.r.:.:.-.-,-.-.-.-.-.-.-l....-. .......-.-.•.-.....-.--...-........-_.... ^f have a number of years of service left in them. The present bonded indebtedness of the school district, $308,000, is to be paid off by 1976, leaving the bond issue voted Monday as the main indebtedness against the district after 1976. Architects will have to do quite a bit of work in coming months before it will be known for sure the exact number of rooms (and floor plan) to be included in the new structure. The Cliff Prall architectural firm of Des Moines has been authorized to draw plans for the new school. It will be built on a 38-acre tract of land already owned by the school district in the southeast section of Algona. Surgery For Engineer At Power Plant Bill Ludwig, chief engineer at the city power plant, had corrective surgery on his right ankle at Park Hospital, Mason City, Jan. 24, and returned to his home here Monday where he will recuperate before returning to work. It will probably be a couple of months before he is able to be back on the job. A piece of bone was taken from below his knee and grafted to the injured ankle. He sustained the injury Feb. 8, 1965 when he fell from an oil tank car at a railroad siding here while unloading diesel oil. He right ankle was badly mashed and after a week in St. Ann hospital here, lie was then taken to Mason City for repair by a bone specialist. His return for the most recent surgery was due to continued trouble with the injured ankle. 97th Birthday Mrs. Caroline Telford, a native of Ottosen, observed har 97th birthday Jan. 29. She is now a resident of a nursinghame at Rolfe. Mrs. Telford was born in 1870 on the farm of her parents east of Ottosen, where her son Roy now lives. She recalls, as a girl, when she and her sister were allowed to make the trip by wagon to Algona, a big event of the year. She has two other children, Mrs. Gladys Von Bank of Rolfe and Lawrence of Ottosen. Nick Bormann Rites Are Set At St. Joe Nicholas Bormann, 74, Livermore retired farmer, died at his horns Monday morning. Funeral services for him were held today (Thursday) in Sacred Heart Catholic church there at 10 a.m., with Rev. Leo Schumacher officiating at the graveside. H;unilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and six grandsons served as pallbearers. He was born at St. Joe Feb. 27, 1892, the son of Peter and Anna Erpelding Bormann, and married Anna Schmalen Feb. 25, 1919 at West Bend. They farmed in the St. Joe area until retirement in 1962, then moved to Livermore. Survivors include his wife; nine children, Alfred, Bancroft, Lorena (Mrs. Edwin Frideres) and William, Algona, Eleanore (Mrs. Albert Thilges), Cathleen (Mrs. William Thilges), James and Ralph, St. Joe, Miixine (Mrs. Norbert Knecht), West Bend, and Virginia (Mrs. Merle Laubenthal), Whittemore; 44 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters, Henry, Peter and Rosalia (Mrs. Art Dig), St. Joe, Charles, Whittemore, Justina (Mrs. Matt Becker), Wesley, and Hilaria (Mrs. Pete Erpelding), Algoni, also survive. Fire Damage To West Bend Home Considerable damage resulted to the home of M:r. and Mrs. Don Anderson at West Bend, Monday when a fire broke out in a utility room on the lower level of the home. Smoke and water accounted for a great deal of the loss. Intense heat melted a pipe connection allowing water to flood the interior, according to Assistant Fire Chief Louis F. Schafer. Cause of the fire has not been determined. The home is under construction and the Aadersons are living in the lower level while work is being completed on the remainder of the house. A pair of damage suits, seeking a total of $62,000, one filed as a result of alleged injuries received in a hot asphalt mishap, were entered in district court here this week. Robert F. Perry, executor of the estate of Bessie K. Perry, plaintiff, is seeking $50,000from Pacific Intermnuntaln Express Co., defendant, and asks trial by jury of the nutter. His petition alleges negligence on the part of Clarence C. Blaha, driver for PIE, claiming that his driving resulted in the mishap which resulted in the death of Mrs. Perry, 66, here April 7, 1966. The mishap occurred near the west entrance to the Chrome service station and cafe on highway 169 north of Algona at 5:10 p. m. According to the petition, Mrs. Perry, who was alone in her car, was headed south on 169 when Blaha, driving a truck-tractor pulling two trailers, with a length of 59 feet, six inches, pulled out of the private entrance onto and across the traveled way of 169, directly in front of and into the path of the Perry auto, blocking the traveled way. Th'3 petition alleges that Mrs, Perry, in an endeavor to avoid a collision with said truck, lost control of tha auto and it overturned on the east side of the traveled portion of the highway and at the entrance to the driveway, sustaining personal injuries causing her immediate death. Her injuries are alleged due to negligence of the defendant and Its driver. Donald A. Gleim is plaintiff and Bituminous Material and Supply Co., defendant, in the other matter. The plaintiff is seeking $12,000 for personal injuries. The petition states the plaintiff was sent by his employer at Humboldt to the Bituminous firm here for a load of hot asphalt July 20, 1966. He turned the truck over to the defendant for the purpose of having the oil tank filled with asphalt. While filling .the truck, a pressure hose came out oi the top of the tank and the plaintiff alleges he was sprayed with hot asphalt. Claiming the defendant was negligent, he states most of his body, face, neck, etc. was sprayed with a thick coat of 270 degree tar, which required hospitalization aod treatment.

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