Ry Russ Walter Thoughts from a jaunt into Ihr western mountains . . . • « * Oddities in the travel habits of ma "y--.the folks f« __ ,i. , . •••"••J . . . lljc lUIKIi from Washington State, living 15 minutes from the Seattle fair, in the Black Hills on a vacation he wanted to fish some more, she wanted to go to Omaha to visit relatives . . . they went to Omaha. * * * Memo to Ncls and Kay Isaacson ot Algona . . .your friends, Charles and Helen Van Duzee of Crosby, Minn, were out west; she took the color painting course from Mrs !. srar ?, cs ° n in Algona, spotted the 55 license ... why does Illinois lay so much stress on "Land of Lincoln" on its license plates- wasn't Lincoln born in Kentucky? Roadside park in Montana . . . one carload from New York en- route home from Seattle: the driver's mother lived in Forest City, he went to Waldorf College in his youth ... the other a full carload of four adults, two kids, one dog and one cat, all in a station wagon, enroute from Anchorage, Alaska, to Texas. • • • Vacationers, campers and travelers in general have little to say about politics . . . they are glad to get away from the worries of nuclear tests and general unrest around the globe ... an elderly couple from Douglas, Arizona, camping in Yellowstone, however giving the information that Barry Goldwater didn't win his last election (.here because he was so popular, but because his Democratic opponent was aided by an influx of labor leaders whose mouthings got folks mad — they voted not for Goldwater but against outside interference .. . wonder if the labor leaders learned anything? . * ESTABLISHED 1865 Nov Nov. iow ,, osre at Algonn, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 187!)! ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1962 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES Plus 12-Page Tabloid VOL. 97 - NO. 32 ^^^1 ^^^i ^^ ^m ~~ ~ --— - iQ4th Annual County Fair Opens New^ p'.0. Talk A Bit Premature i/»M* n * n i!~u ji._j - . .. _ Y ^ area in the rear of the huMHincr hniMinrTp w n t. n ««* i ~ i. expectation that a new U.S. office building will silhouette the Algona landscape within the next few months — or even years It is true that postal officials in checking all of Algona's facilities have gone into the possibility of a new postoffice site, and eventual construction of a new post- office, but any definite action in the matter is a long way off, Postmaster W. W. Sullivan said yesterday. Chief handicap at the present postoffice is the question of dock ..„ . - the building When the present structure was built in the 1930's, trains were still carrying a lot of mail; today they are not, and between postal highway units and star routes, which have replaced the trains, the dock facilities are crowded several times during each 24 hours. However, postal officials, in making a cursory survey of possible sites, have found that every time they inquire about property the price seems to jump, and this has had a discouraging effect The men connected with sites and Titonka, Lakota Girls To Compete For Queen Title At Custer. S. D.. George McGovern, candidate for U. S. Senate in parade . . . later, after mailing postcards in P.O. emerged at same time 'as McGovern, who sent greetings to old classmates from Dakota Wesleyan at Mitchell, including Dorothea Bjustrom Moulton and Roger Michel, son of former resident . . . stop at Three Forks, Montana, at roadside creamery, leading to not only purchase of ice, but fresh milk, ice cream and cheese ... too bad creameries have dropped out of being so often. • • » They are still uncovering remnants of the Little Big Horn fight known as Custer's Last Stand very recently one rancher out on the range nearby stumbled over what he thought was a rock it turned out to be a skull, teeth still in ... didn't know whether Indian or White ... not much mention made of fact that the whole Indian trouble started because the white man's government failed to live up to its sacred contract of a few years earlier at Fort Laramie giving the Sioux tribe the Black Hills as part of their reser- buildings have not been here fo several weeks. The postoffice dept. now seldom constructs its own buildings. A site may be chosen, approved, am purchased by the government But then someone interested, a private individual or contractor erects a building to governmeni specifications and leases it for 20 years to the government. If any eventual move took place, the site acquisition is first, the necessary arrangements with a private contract party to construct is second, and then the construction begins as outlined. If a new postoffice were constructed here, the present structure would probably be used to nouse other local government agencies, such as the county A.S.C. offices, Postmaster Sullivan said. In the meantime, he's not holding his breath waiting for a new building. Sarah Brandt Charge Algona Man, Selling Beer To Minor Glenn R. Strayer, Algona, was charged with selling beer to a minor in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court here this week. He was hound over to district court following a preliminary hearing and bond was furnished at $500. His arrest followed a series of incidents which resulted in Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst's investigation of Janice Edwards Sarah Brandt of Titonka and Janice Edwards of Lakota were selected as 1962 "Queen of Con servation for the Kosuth County Soil Conservation District, -accord ing to an announcement made today by the local conservation office. The District queens sterling silver charm received braclets, the matter. vation "forever. a powerful effect! But gold has It's a small world dept. Returning to the wagon at Estes Park, Colo, to find a note penciled on back of Colorado literature packet from Fern and Mark and Jim Stanton, Kay and Late and Mary Misbach .. . and they were all wrong, had only been in a restaurant having supper, not where they suspected. Mrs Stanton and Mrs Misbach and Mary had been attending a U. of Colo, summer session at nearby Boulder. « « » Why don't more travelers stop a few seconds and read the historical markers along the way ... a course in history without opening a book ... Too bad; South Dakotans west of the Missouri plowing up more acres that Nature intended only as range land, preparatory to planting wheat... with this year's moisture, wheat did well, so plant more of it! » » * Voung Nebraska couple, each working for the State of Nebraska, lamenting size of property tax on new home ... wondering if the state shouldn't establish a sales tax and a state income tax, neither of which they now have ... they'll live and learn, that any newly added tax may give short relief somewhere else, but eventually it becomes just another tax (Continued on Page 4) According to the sheriff, Strayer purchased five cases of beer (a total of 120 bottles) at a local tavern. The beer was allegedly then taken to the State Park where five teenage boys receivd one case each. The five boys, joined by a grou» of girls, all from this area, then reportedly held a party at a nearby gravel pit. Two of the boys were later stopped by local police early Sunday morning and questioning led to subsequent develoo- ments. According to County Attorney Gordon Winkel, conviction in district court of the beer charge carries a minimum fine of $300, maximum fine of $1,000, or three months in jail, or both. and will now compete with the winners of other district contests at the regional contest to be held at the Eagle Grove District Fair at Eagle Grove, Iowa on August 15. They will appear on the stage at 8:30 that evening. Miss Brandt, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ed Brandt who live on a farm two miles east of Titonka, graduated from the Titonka High School this spring. She participated in dramatics, basketball and in School. She New Economist For Kossuth Starts Oct. 1 At their last monthly meeting the Kossuth County Extension Council hired Mrs Norma Morgan Auburn, Iowa, as county extension home economist for Kossuth County, according to council chairman, Clarke Miller, Titonka. She will begin work in Kossuth County on Oct. 1, 1962 and will bo in training in the interim period Mrs Morgan graduated from Iowa State University in 1946. Dr. Harold J. Morgan is a veterinarian and graduated from Iowa State University in 1947. He is currently hospitalized in the university Hospitals at Minneapolis, with an ulcer condition, but will join his family in Algona as soon as possible and expects to enter private practice in Algona within a few months. They have four children — Bob 2; John, 10; Tom, 9; and Catherine, 5, all of whom will be enrolled in public school this fall. In the years since Mrs Morgan ias been out of school, she has been active in Federated Women's Will Contest Is Filed In District Court Six new cases were filed .., district court here this week, including four divorce matters. Hilda Weaver and Herlha Johnon, plaintiffs, claims that the will of their deceased sister was not duly and legally executed, that he decedent was mentally incompetent and that the will was pro- •ured by undue influence in a peti- on filed against Herman and Violet Jaskulke, Gertrude Faul- tich and the Trinity Lutheran hurch of Algona, defendants. The plaintiffs petitioned the ourt asking that the will be .sol side. Clara Eggert, plaintiff, asks hat real estate he sold to settle $1,000 promissory note and sub- equent mortgage in a petition gainst Edward T. and Syvilla uchem, John Rosheim and Kos- Jth county, defendants. Appoint- nent of a receiver is also aske by the plaintiff. Lorraine Berkland seeks a div orce from Donald Berkland Wed Nov. 12, 1944 at Fenton, they so parated recently and have a minoi son and daughter. The plainlif asks custody of the children anc $100 per month support for them Herbert W. Peterson is asking a divorce from Minnie M. Peterson. They were married Feb. Hi 1921, divorced and remarried, then separated June 4, 19G2. There arc seven children, all legal age. Darlene Korte has filed for divorce from Bruno Korte. They were married at Glenwood, Minn. June 6, 1959. There are three minor children. The plaintiff seeks cus tody .and alimony. Gary - - divorce Gets Top Photography Award-And This Too! J. Carbery is seeKfftg "" "a from Linda M. Carbey. 'lubs, A.A.U.W., nd cub scouting. church work She has been Carbery. They were married They were married September. 9, 1959 at Lancaster, Missouri and separated recently. There are (wo small children and the plaintiff seeks custody. Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged in all petitions for divorce. vocal plans activities to enroll at Morningside Bank Employee Hurt In Fall An employee of the Iowa State Bank here, Carole Weiner, Burt, who began work here recently, became ill and suffered a possible brain concussion when she fell at the bank Monday morning. She was rushed to St. Ann hospintal for x-rays and treatment for her injuries. She became ill, sat on a chair, then tumbled off the chair on to the floor and suffered the injuries, 12-Page Tabloid With U-D-M Today The August issue of Farm & Home appears with this edition of The Algona Upper Des Moines. The 12-page section includes a host of recipes for the lady of the house, including some good Baek-to-School ideas, and a Farmer's Roundtable of special interest to swine raisers. This rotogravure section, in «olor, is « monthly feature College, at Sioux City this fall and study homemaking. Miss Edwards, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Lavern Edwards who live on a farm two miles east of Ledyard, is a graduate of the Ledyard Community High School and Waldorf College, Forest City, la. She participated in the following activities in high school: Cheerleader, Band, Chorus, Majorette Newspaper staff, Student Council' Class Officer, Band Queen for North Iowa Band Festival, Hawkeye Girls State, Softball, Pep club Junior, Senior, and One-Act plays At Waldorf College she was cheerleading (Captain the 2nd year), W.A.A., Homecoming Queen Attendant, and Finalist in the Miss Forest City Contest. She is a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church and a member of the Luther League. She has also been active in 4-H work. Janice has been working at the Kossuth County ASCS office this summer and plans to enroll at Northwestern College at Orange City this fall., Nine regional winners will be selected at contests throughout the state during August, and each will be awarded a beautiful ladies wrist watch. The nine winners will then compete for the state crown on September 12, at the Plowman's Banquet to be held in Atlantic, Iowa. Site for the Field Day is southwest of Atlantic near Highway No. 6. The state "Queen of Conservation" will be awarded $250 prize money to be used as she wishes. Teenage Dance A teen-age dance will be held next Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Algona Country Club from 8 to 11:30. Skip Nelson, disc jockey at station KIOA, Des Moines, will be present to play the "top 50" records. Albums worth $20 will also be given away. Admission is 50c and the public is invited. working with Mrs Rosemary Doty county extension home economist at the Sac County Extension Of fice since about July 1. Dr. Morgan had a large animal practice at Ruthven, Iowa, until 1952. Since that time he has taught at the University of Illinois in the veterinary college and has spent a number of years working for the U.S.D.A. in Eastern Iowa The disease eradication work. Morgans are coming to Algona from Auburn, Iowa. Over 2,500 At Grand Opening Here, Sheakleys Sheakley's Store had a tremendous response, last Friday and Saturday, to its grand opening During the two day period there were 2,500 flowers given away to an equal number of women visitors. Cash attendance awards went to :hree area women Friday at 5 a.m. Mrs Clifford Reibhoff ot West Bend received $50, Marilyn Goche, West Bend, $30 and Mrs Rose Westling, Algona, $20. There were also door prizes given every hour both Friday and Saturday. Former Druggist At Burt Dies Ray Grover, 79, who formerly operated a drug store and a garage in Burt, died recently in West Covina, Calif. Funeral services were held there. Surviving are his second wife, a daughter, Mrs Max (Justine) Argyle, Calif ; five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs Merta Wallace and Miss Marie Grover, Algona; a brother, Will, Burt. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Beulah Brown, Armstrong; and a son, John. Announcements For New School Year Are Made With classes slated to get underway in Algona's public schools Aug. 29, many parents have asked questions concerning the 19G2- C>3 school year. An ad in today's UDM will offer an answer to these questions, for it contains school announcements for the Algomi Community School District. Such things as enrollment dates, who will go to what elementary school, etc., are outlined in the large ad. Supt. O. B. Laing announced recently that the first day, Aug. 29, will be a full day of school for local students. There will be no classes Monday, Sept. :i (Labor Day), and classes will get underway again Sept. 4. The new school year will be the first for students from the Whitte- niore district, which was voted nto the Algona district earlier this year. Enrollment could reach a new all-time high due to the merger. County To Spend Two Million During 1963 The budget estimate of Kossuth county for the year 1963 was accepted and adopted by the board of supervisors following a hearing at the courthouse here Monday Proposed expenditures for 1963 total $1,925,000, with $1,186,000 of the total slated for secondary road use. More than half of the amount necessary to run the county during the year, $1,054,500, must be raised by taxation. Of that total, $600,000 is for roads. A total of $160.000 is .slated for the poor, and another $125,000 is for state institution. Total expenditures during 1961, of presentatic This looks like fun! It probably was, but it was always the climax -esentation of the highest photographic award possible'in the nation the degree of Master of Photography, awarded to Mrs. Kay Isaacson of Algona, Aug. 8. in Chicago. She also conducted a workshop during the annual convention of the Professional Photographers of America on hand-colored oils. She has been a teacher of colorists for the past nine years. Her husband, Nets Isaacson, also presented a program at the convention on "Posing the Female Figure." He received the same award in 1957. At the left, planting a congratulatory kiss, is Winton B. Medlar bpencer, president of the photographers' organization. At thf, rioht i= photographers' organization. At the right is TV* * . * , , .. .* — 0 -«r....... .j v» sutiibuviuii. rvL uiu I lUllt 15 (tliw * ° S1C f klss 'P lanter ' in the Conrad Hilton Hotel ceremony. (UDM engraving) Young Burt Teacher Off To African Post, Sept. 1 Wild West Show, Races Next 3 Days Kossuth County's 104th annual fair got underway today! Tuesday) at the grounds in Algona with a well-packed list of exhibitors and' overflowing entries in all livestock categories. Ideal weather greeted opening day crowds. Wednesday's program will be lighlighted by 4-H judging in beef heifers, girls exhibits, the start of 4-H demonstration team con- ests, and an entertainment program of Go-Knrt races in the af- crnoon and Gene Holler's Wild Vest Animal Show in the evening for grandstand patrons. The af- ernoon Go-Kart races are free. Judging continues through the next two days, with free afternoon programs. Thursday evening it will be Stock Car Races on the grandstand program, and Midget Auto Races on the new track, Friday night. One of the new and free grandstand offerings is the Thursday afternoon tractor-pulling contest. This has proved a popular feature in other areas and should have the same attraction here. The basic program for the next three days follows: Wednesday. August 15: 11:00 A.M.—Judging of purebred beef heifers and Girls 4-H exhibits. 8:30 A.M.—Judging of 4-H girls demonstrations. 9:00 A.M.—Judging of beef, poultry and rabbits. 2:00 P.M.—Go Kart races. B:00 P.M.-GENE HOLTERS WILD WEST ANIMAL SHOW. Thursday, August 1C: Jerry MrMullcn. son of Mi- anil Mrs <i. II. IVIcMullen of Burt. still has about two weeks time to prepare for his assignment to teach in Africa under a Fnlbright teaching scholarship. The .young former Lakota coach leaves Sept. 1 for Washington, I). C. where he will undergo a week's training, then IIP goes to London for another week of orientation. After that he will be flown' to the new nation of (iambiu. Funeral Held At Burt For Glenn Zwiefel Hurt - Final rites for a life ime Kossuth county farmer ilenn J. Zwiefel, 60, were held at he Burt Methodist church at :' 3.m. Thursday uith Ken. W. G Bohi officiating. Mr Zwiefel died suddunlly of a leart attack at his farm home at 1 40 p.m. Monday, Aug. (i lip had enjoyed good health and was actively engaged in farming until stricken with a previous heart alack about 6 weeks ago, following vhich he was ho.spitali/.t>d at St Ann for 5 weeks. He had been at home anil was apparently on the road to recovery when stricken with the fatal attack. Glenn Zwiefel was born at Ringsted Jan. 2:i, 1902, the sun of Jacob and Anna Voigt Zwiefel. He received his education in rural schools in the Fenton urea. On Nov. 15, 1922 he was united in marriage to Myrtle House holder at Fenton. They became where he will teach science in Gambia College and assist in physical education instruction. Gambia is a former British colony, and still under a British protectorate w h i I e milking the adjustment to home rule. U is also only a short distance from the equator. :iml while the rest of us are battling snow the middle of next winter, Jerry will be having (| u i t e the" reverse weather, His term runs into next July. wood, Minn.; and (our sisters, Mrs Win. Householder, Fenton; Mrs Karl Larson, Wilmont, Minn.; Mrs Clarence Menz, Fenton; and Mrs Don Elberl, Emmetsburg. Eleven grandchildren also survive. Burial was in the- Burt Township cemetery with (lurry Funeral Home (if Bancroft in charge Crackdown By Police On Young Bicycle Riders Mayor C. C Shierk heard youngsters on bicycle violations in court here Saturday morning as part of the Algona police department's tightening of vigilence in bike safety in preparation for the opening of school. I'mler Algona's bike point sys- which is similar to the state 16 system automobiles, one to parents of six children Four sons, Merrill, Garry, Wesley, Cletus, Woden, and Brian at home, and a daughter, Patricia, at home, with their father, survive. One son Don preceded his father in death in 1955 at the age of 17. Also surviving are six brothers: , - .... ^ ' — '"'"fa "»«- OiA UMJlIJtl tne last year on which figures are i Oscar, Hackensack Minn U- a available, amounted to $1,750,314 I ter, Wassau, Wis • Virgil' Dolli — and $1,191,733 of that went for I ver; Lawrence, Swea City Rav- rnnHc i m_ , . y ' J roads. five points were assessed for such violations us riding on the sidewalk downtown, riding double, no license, no lights, failing to signal and stop sign irregularities. Kuch of the youngsters was given u copy of the ordinance and was instructed by the mayor to -study it. No fines were given, but si-cowl offenders will have to appear in the court with their parents. mond, Fenton; and Fred, Glen- ter Mary Ralph. Received In Order Mary Helen Kenne, daughter of Ralph Kenne's of St. Joseph's Joe, was received into of St. Francis of the Holy Family ut Mount St. Francis Convent, Dubuque, Friday, Aug. 10. She chose the name Sis- th parish, S the order 8:00 A.M.—Judging of market lambs followed by purebred sheep. 8:30 A.M.—Judging ot 4-H girls demonstrations. 0:30 A.M.-Judging of Swine. 1:00 P.M.—Judging of market swine. 2:00 P.M.-Tractor-pulling Contest. 8:00 P.M.-STOCK CAR RACES (Kossuth County Fair Championship races). Friday, August 17: 8:00 A.M.—Sale of sheep and swine. 8:30 A.M.-Sale of baby beef. 10:00 A.M.—Tractor rodeo and small motor show. 8:00 P.M.-MIDGET AUTO RACES by Northwest Midgets, Inc. Given favorable weather, Vern McClure, Fair secretary, anticipated a good attendance all four days. The elimination of some cf the expensive afternoon program., of the past should trim fair ex-, penditures to some extent, but the evening grandstand programs offer variety and the type of thrill .spectacular that fair patrons enjoy. Fred Plumb of Lone Rock is president of the Fair Board, Claude Seely is vice president, and L. W. Nitchals, who also served as secretary for some years, is now the treasurer. There has been no change in the general admission prices at the gate, or for the evening grandstand programs. Gates open at 7 a.m. daily and close at midnight. HI BKKF AUCTION I-'IUUAY. 8 A.M. A record number of prize 4-H mil FFA Livestock will be auc- ioned to the highest bidder Frilay, August 17 at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds. The sale starts at U a.m. with fut lambs' and market swim- und will be followed by the sule of baby beeves. The suit 1 will offer friends of 4-H'ers an opportunity to purchase some top quality meat for their locker or to express their interest in the Kossuth youth program. According to Robert C. Johnson, county extension associate there will be about 270 baby beeves, 150 market pigs und 75 market lambs sold. Pastor Resigns The Rev. Donald Heck, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church (Missouri Synod i at Livermore, has resigned to accept a call to serve the Lutheran church at LaValle, Wis. He has been at Livertnore about six years. Rev. Heck and his family will leave for Wisconsin about the middle of August.
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