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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 1, 1962
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AL60NA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 1, 1962 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES »lus 8 Page Tabloid VOL. 97 - NO. 17 Set Vote Date, New School Board By Russ Waller • * * There Is no scarcity of "coffee cuppers" around Algona, and tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2, we can all have our coffee and do a good deed, too, with the cooperation of most local cafes and coffee shops ... the coffee in cooperating places will be free to you, PROVIDED you place a donation in the container at each place with 4he proceeds to be donated to the Iowa Ass'n for Retarded Children . . . as a matter of fact, the coffee drinkers aren't out a darned thing, but the restaurant and coffe dispensers deserve a little note of thanks for their contribution of the coffee. • * * Despite what we often think, there is proof that not everyone knows everything in a small town about everyone ... at Sexton there is one woman who can keep a secret . . . several weeks ago we received an anonymous contribution of news from Sexton, and it was good . . . this week we have received another contribution not knowing who the writer is (and nobody at Sexton knows, either), we have dubbed her "Sexton Sue", and her column is in todays's per . . . and the author remains a mystery. • » • Don Smith, our news editor, got into a little front yard baseball the other evening, and zigged when he should have zagged ... he wound up with a slightly dislocated finger which required the services of St. Ann and a medic to straighten out. When he returned home, his finger in a splint, his son Bill looked over the injured member and commented: "Well, Daddy, that's the way the finger crumbles." > ' • • Have we completely lost track of common sense in our vast governmental system ? .* «Last week we receivMfto. the s ri»4il an expensive book dPoyer 100 "pages, complete with,' graphs, charts ancUother such supplemental material, entitled "U.S. Census of Housing, 1960 — Iowa". This volume is a result of the 1960 census, issued by the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Dept. of Commerce. This expensive book includes page after page of irrelevant material as to occupancy characteristics, persons in a home, persons per room, color of home, year you moved in, size of home, does it have a bathroom, heating, appliances. What was its value, rental, condition, bathing facilities, sewage disposal. Is there an elevator in the structure ? How about that one ! * * * Now just where all of this fits in with a census of population we don't know, but we do know that to compile all of this practically worthless information took thousands of hours, millions of dollars, and the ultimate fate of most of the books will be exactly like the one we received — the big, circular file. • t • The bulk of this information is the kind that the local assessor picks up every year he goes around, yet the U.S. government needlessly spends millions more of tax money, and we assume there is a similar book for every state in the union. If we could just eliminate some of the crackpots who seem to infest every departmental level (and it doesn't make any difference which political party is in power) we'd certainly be making our government a lot more practical, and economical. * * * A welcome to the new school area from Whittemore to be merged with the present Algona district. It is our own sincere hope that any problems which may develop, and some will, shall be ironed out with reason and compromise. io these many moons, Mercer, ex-Algona high Bel Canto Club Observes Silver Anniversary Bel Canto Music Club will observe its Silver Anniversary, Wednesday of next week, May 9, with a musicale at the Algona Country Club. It will also be an observance of National Music Week. The club was organized in January of 1937, with a membership of 30. Mrs. Eleanor Holt was the first president, with Opal Bourne as chorus director. A number of the original charter members still belong to the organization, including two from Bancroft, Alice Weber and Gertrude Hamilton. Helena Dodds is the present club president and Beverly Mawdsley is the chorus director. The present membership is pictured above, as follows: Front row, left to right: Shirley Morek, Claris Kresensky, Helena Dodds, Thelma Browcr, Lilliace Sefrit, Christine McCullough, Frances McMahon.j Opal Bourne, Ruth Shierk and Leola Geigel. ! Rear row, left to right: Irene Jensen, Jean Bangs, Sarah Welp, Vera Graham. Paillette Bradley, Sandra Wohlers, Mary Bartlett, Phyllis Burt. Virginia Couglienour, Thelma Hays, Pat Chrischillcs, Beverly Mawdsley. Gertrude Hamilton, F.loise Christie, Ruth Leaneagh. Judy Thoresen, Cecilia Sullivan, Alice Weber and Ethel Loss. Also members, but not pictured, are Ida Kelley, Genavon Taylor, Leona Anderson. Zita Christensen, Veda Murtagh, Laura Palmer, Helen Pletch, and Betty Slillman. (Glenn Studio Foto —UDM Engraving) Political Caravans Of <2 Parties In County All-Day Tour GOP Breakfast .rfi. '' j--;<—|f-*^- Thursday for State Group A Republican caravan of candidates for state office will be in the county Thursday morning, May 3, with a breakfast slated at the VFW in Algona starting at 7:30 a.m. Algona is one of the seven stops during the day of the caravan, which is touring the state. The meeting and breakfast is being sponsored by the Iowa Council of Republican Women. Mrs. John Schutter, Algona, president of the county council, will preside. ____ One of the members of the caravan is Herbert F. Hoover of Oskaloosa, opponent of incumbent U. S. Senator B. B. Hickenlooper. The latter is in Washington and is not on tour. Both candidates for secretary of agriculture will be in the group, as well as Evan Hullman, attorney general. There will be a 50 cent ticket for the breakfast. Reservations are not necessary. Tickets are available, however, at the Smoke Shop, or from Mrs. H. E. Hemmingsen, Wesley; Mrs. W. D. Ley, Lakota; Mrs. C. C. Inman, Bancroft; Mrs. Chris Dahl and Mrs. E. W. Ruske, Fenton; Mrs. Kenneth Jackson, Lone Rock; Mrs. E. P. Frederickson, Burt; Mrs. A. C. Miller, Titonka; Mrs. Vic Perkins, Whittemore, and Mrs. Elaine Walline, LuVerne. A Real Skip Day! LuVerne — The 'senior • class of the LuVerne community school left April 26, for the annual Skip Day. Going by bus to Webster City, they took the train for .Chicago. .While in the city they were guests In the Conrad Hilton 'Hotel. ; An all day Grey Line Bus Tour of points of interest were enjoyed Saturday. They returned home Sunday morning. Supt. and Mrs. Lyle B. Shelton accompanied the class. Who are: Robert Bristow, Doris Byson, Cheryl Dimler, Dean, Gjerstad, Sheryl Goetsch, Sonja Guess, Paul Hanselman, Gordon Harmon, Gerald Heinen, Eldon Hinz, Anne Hjclmeland, Linda Kubly, Mae Belle Maass, Kathy Nerem, Robert Norcross, Sally Prior, Henry Schnetzer. Dennis Sill, Sheryl Six, Marcia Stripling and LcOta Ann Voss. After "Moco" *T*W«.W *.».»•—• — - | •- » — coach, and for many years football coach at Dubuque U., is retiring to the more complacent role of athletic director . . . wonder if he remembers the time he swallowed a live goldfish while attending Simpson College 1 • it * * Well, never let U be said we do it the simple way. Most people, shooting 9t he moon, would simply hope to hit it from this side ; . ..but no, we plan it so that the space shot circles around and comes in from behind ... no comment, as yet, from, the moon. * * # Famous **st tine - What does that Winking red light on the dashboard mean? Algona Sergeant In Atomic Test Task Force WITH JOINT TASK FORCE EIGHT IN THE PACIFIC - Air Force Staff Sergeant Morris L. Parsons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Parsons of Algona, is participating in "Operation Dominic", the joint Department of Defense-Atomic Energy Commission nuclear test series being conducted in the Pacific. Sergeant Parsons, a carpenter, is on special temporary duty for the tests and will return to his permanent Air Force unit at the conclusion of the operation. The sergeant, who entered the service in February 1950, is married to the former Beryl J. Howard of Saxmundham, England. They have three children. Operation Dominic is a nuclear test series conducted in the at- Mrs. Lavrenz Dies; Funeral Held Tomorrow Funeral services for Mrs. August Lavrenz, 72, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. G. J. C. Gerike will officiate and McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lavrenz collapsed in downtown Algona about 5 p.m. Saturday and was dead on arrival at St. Ann hospital. She was born Augusta Heise, August 20, 1889 at Alschefsko, Germany. Her parents were August and Amile Fenske Heise. She was married to Henry Lavrenz April 13, 1910 at Easton, Minn. The couple lived at Whittemore before coming to Algona 32 years ago, Mr, Lavrenz, who was a barber, died in 1936. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Kenneth (Elda) Martin, Union, Mo., Mrs. Amelda Wer- merson, Tucson, Ariz, and Mrs. Marvin (Esther) Horr, Miami, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Bob Gruenberg, Minneapolis; three brothers, Bill Heise, Portland, Ore., Elbert Heise, Minnesota Lakes, Minn., and Louie Heise, Easton, Minn.; one grandchild and two great- grandchildren. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Ernest, Richard, Roland and Raymond Lavrenz, Richard Groen and Jack Dutton. Loses Fingers St. Joe — Ernest M. Gales, Jr. is a patient at St. Ann hospital in Algona since Thursday morning when three fingers on his right nand were injured in a corn shelling accident on the Ben Thilges farm. The little finger has the nail severed with the next two fingers severed at the first joint. The speed and edge of a belt on the sheller severed the tips. Kindergarten Meet A kindergarten roundup will be held at Algona High Annex, Wednesday, May 2. Annual visitors' day for next fall's kindergarten pupils will be Friday, May 4, at all three schools. Youngsters may go with their parents or another child. Parents of children from Algona, Whittemore, Whittemore rural and Letts Creek districts are invited to the round-up. A child is JohnBoyerOf Bancroft Dies; Funeral Held Funeral services for John Boyer, 65, Bancroft, were held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Catholic church there, with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial followed at St. John's cemetery and Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Boyer died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 25, at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. Cause of death was leukemia. He had been ill about a year and in the hos pital for about si$ weeks. Born Apr. 8, 1897 at Bancroft John Boyer was the son of John and Ann Boyer, pioneer Bancroft residents. He attended school at St. John's in Bancroft and was never married. He farmed in the area with two brothers. He is survived by a sister, Mrs Martin Krapp, Bancroft; two brothers, Matthew and Andrew Bancroft; seven nephews and a niece. Two sisters prceded him in death. Sprains Ankle Bancroft — The little two year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Geo. Wolf, Jr., received a badly bruised foot and sprained ankle when she got her foot caught between the wheel and bars of her tricycle being pushed by a neighbor girl. roosphlre over the Pacific Ocean, eligible for kindergarten if 5 years She was taken to the doctors office Algona. Democrats On Wednesday Most candidates for state office on the Democratic ticket will bp in Kossuth county tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2, to participate in a county workshop and a series of informal "coffees" in various parts of the county. The day's events will be climaxed by a rally at the Bancroft Legion Ballroom starting at 7:30 p.m., with spechl musical numbers to be presented by the Felco Four of West Bend. The "four" are R. W. Jurgens, Ben Anliker, Oscar Kallestad and Lylc Edwards. There is no admission charge. The day's schedule for the Democrats follows: 8 a.m. Coffee at Algona Hotel, | start of caravan tour. 10 a.m. Coffee at Legion Hall, Whittemore. Noon — lunch at Swea City Legion Hall. 2 p.m. Coffee at City Hall in Lakota. 4 p.m. Coffee at Cafe in Burt. 7:30 p.m. Rally, Bancroft Ballroom. County Chairman Zip Koons of Swea City said that everyone is welcome to make the tour, and everyone is invited to stop in and meet the candidates at any of the stopping points along the way. The evening program will have no long talks — a 10 minute time limit has been placed on all speakers. The evening will be mainly to enable everyone to have a chance to talk to state and district candidates, as well as renewing acquaintances with county candidates. VFW Sponsoring Drive For Funds Earl L. Berg, county commander of the VFW, announced this week that the VFW is sponsoring a drive to obtain funds to help support Iowa's crippled children and to purchase sick room equipment for use in the county. The equipment may be used free by anyone living in Kossuth. Representatives calling on county residents, selling new or renewal subscriptions will carry an introductory letter signed by Mr. Berg, Max O'Keefe, post commander, Swea City, Gordon Delperdang, county senior vice commander, Bancroft, Howard Sigsbee, commander, Burt, Howard Andrews, service officer, Titonka, and John Goodman, commander, New Chain Bond Scheme Brings Warning From P. 0. Postal authorities are issuing a warning that the "endless chain" scheme for getting rich quick through savings bonds is again on the loose. The "endless chain" letters list the names and addresses of 11 people, and the letters arc sold person-to-person. An individual desiring to participate pays the person whose name appears at the bottom of the list an S18.75 bond, and is required in the presence of the seller, to mail another $18.75 bond to the first name on the list. The new participant then makes two copies of the letter and sells it to 2 other people. The participant is told that when his name reaches the top of the list he will receive bonds totaling $38,400. , . Postal authorities have warned that this plan is in violation of both postal and lottery laws, and that those who participate may be subject to criminal prosecution. Both the Treasury Department, which handles the true bond sales, and the Post Office Department, strongly advise against anyone participating in the scheme. Bob Carney Is Mending After Tractor Crash Bob Carney, 58, well-known Algona man, who suffered possible rib injuries and a bruised knee in a near-tragic tractor mishap Wednesday night, Apr. 25, is feeling better and is suffering less pain, according to his wife, Mildred, who reported his condition as improved this morning (Tuesday). Bob, long-time employee of the state highway commission here, is hospitalized at St. A^s, where additional x-rays were taken Monday in an attempt to determine the exact extent of his injuries. At press time a complete diagnosis of his injuries had not been made. Mr. Carney was injured at the W. W. Rockwood farm near Lu- Verne. He and his wife drove to the farm where they found Mr. Rockwood plowing about 7 p.m. The LuVerne man had not eaten, so Mr. Carney offered to lake over on the plow while Mr. Rockwood went to the house for supper. Rockwood finished his meal and was disturbed when he noticed the Algona man was no where in sight. He went to investigate and found Mr. Carney wandering in a daze toward the house. The tractor had tipped over and caught fire. Some way, Mr. Carney managed to extricate himself from the machine, despite the fact he was injured, Mrs Carney njshed him to the hospital where he has been receiving treatment since the mishap. Frank Bauer, Sr. Injured In A Tractor Mishap Frank Bauer Sr. of Bancroft is nursing a badly .swollen right foot as a result of a freak accident Saturday at the home of bis son, Edward, near Svvea City. Some bone.s in the foot are cracked, but the extent ul his injuries has not been definitely determined. Bauer was sitting or leaning against a fence on his son's farm three miles east of Swea City while Kdward was driving the tractor near the cattle shed. The tractor's wheels dipped into a rut and the tractor slid suddenly against the fence, pinning Bauer's leg against the fence. The toe.s of his right fout were pushed back until they touched the shin of his leg. He was treated by a Bancroft doctor and has been resting at his home since the accident. He was scheduled to have X-rays today at Bancroft. Merged Area To Pick Five On May 24 Thursday. May 2-1, has been set as the dale for elect ion of a new school board fur the combined . Algona and Whittemore school districts. There will be five directors chosen, two to serve until the next regular school election in September of this year, two In servo until September 'of l!if>3, and one to serve until September of 1!IG4. Nomination papers for directors and a treasurer are now obtainable from the office of A. M. Quintard, county supt. of schools, and must be filed at his office not later than noon, May \t. 10 Signatures Nominate Candidates for the new board must have signatures of not less I ban 10 qualified electors of the now district, and each petition for director must specify the classification as to length of term. A complete legal notice on the (•lection will he found in this issue of The Algona Upper DCS Monies. Voting will lake place at two designated places. All electors in the territory of he former Algona Community School District will vote in room 100 at the Algona High School. Electors within the former Whittemore Independent district, and the Whillemore Rural Independent district, will vote at the City Hall in. Whittemore. A treasurer will also be elected to serve until the next regular election in September of 1962. Members of the previous 'Algona /school board ware- Bob. Deal,'--'ffuf•% gene Hutching, Bob Black, Don othy Sfeffan and John Hayes Members of the previous Whittemore school board were Leonard Elbert, Russ Medin, Elmer An- likcr. Jerry Zatloukal and Milton Espe. Kavor Merger, 305 to 33 Setting the date for the election of a new school board follows the favorable vote, 3(>5 to 33, for merging of the Whittemore Districts with the Algona district. The vote by districts was as follows : \Miittcinore Independent: 154 in favor of merger, 22 against, two spoiled. Whillemore Rural Independent: :i in favor, none against. (There were only three votes in the district). Algona Community: 201) in favor, 11 against, with five spoiled ballots. The merger will go into effect July 1, l'J(>2. It involves a total of 14!) sections of land in the Algona district, 4.5 sections in the Whittemore Independent, and about !!0 acres in the Whittemore Rural Independent. This year Whittemore has a public school enrollment of U3. Children in the Whittemore Rural and Lotts Creek districts who lormerly attended Whittemore, but which areas were not included in the vote, will ha\e a choice of attending Algona, West Bend or Sentral starting next fall on a tuition basis. The Algona district enrollment including W h i t te m o r e will be about l.iiOii next fall. Committee For After The Prom Party Named Members of the parents committee for the junior class After The From Party, to be held at the VFW hall here May 5, were named this week. Mr and Mrs Don Cook are chairmen, Mr and Mrs Gene Brandow, co-chairmen, Mrs Clayton Percival is treasurer, Mr and Mrs Dave Smith, entertainment and prizes, Mr and Mrs Bob Williams, theatre, and Mrs Virgil Shackelford and Mrs R. W. Wetzel, food. The party will be held immediately following Pick Committee To Aid County Conservation Unit A citizens commntee for Kossuth county conservation was set up last week at a meeting sponsored by the Kossuth Isaac Walton League at Burt. Elected to the committee were H. H. Feiin. Whitu-more, chairman: Hugh Black, Irvington, cochairman; Mrs Don Mitchell, Burt; Ernest Heidecker, Lakota; Swen Larson, Buffalo Center; Harold Swanson, Swea City, and Ted De Boer, Titonka. Kossuth county is one of 37 counties in Iowa not now maintaining a conservation board. However, the establishment of such a board is a special issue on the ballot for the June primary elections.

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