The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 9, 1962 · Page 1
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By Russ Waller * * * Little Pamela Gangslcad, age 3. daughter of Mr and Mrs Marvin Gangstead of Bancroft, underwent surgery last week for the removal of a nickJe, which she had swallowed 10 days previously while visiting her grandmother at Elmore, Minn. The coin had settled in the little girl's stomach and surgery was deemed the only solution. * * id When you catch the hlgh-step- puig University of Iowa marching band in action, there is a member from Lone Rock. He is Craig Blanchard, son of Mr and Mrs Don Blanchard, a business administration student at SUI. He will be on the band's trip to Bloomington, Indiana, this weekend. * * * Someone has suggested that another football game be added to the University of Mississippi stadium schedule — a contest between the U.S. Marshals and the State Troopers, as an added attraction. <t * » When Astronaut Schirra was picked out of the Pacific in his capsule, by the USS Kearsage aircraft carrier, the climax to his historic flight was witnessed by two sailors aboard the Kearsage from Kossuth County (and maybe more). The ones aboard the Kear- Bage known at this point are Eddie B. Pratt, son of Mr and Mrs Elton Pratt of Algona, and Irvin E. Martin, son of Mr and Mrs Reese Martin of Wesley. Television may not be a vast wasteland, but there's a lot of waste on television ... so much so that the new winter series of shows may drive people back tc reading a good book now anc then. * * * \ - MAIL BAG: One of our distant subscribers sending in a renewal, had this comment along with a check: "It seems they are building staircases steeper than they usec to. Another thing I've noticed, the smaller print the papers are using, and I don't like to have people read to me because people seem to speak in such low voices these days. "I was also shocked, recently, to attend a college reunion and realize they are letting mere tots into the schools these days, although they are more polite, and one even called me "Sir", while another asked if he could help me across the street. "I got to thinking about this while I was writing you a check, and wondered if you had the same reaction?" * * * This is National Fire Prevention Week. Know why it's this week? This is the week of the Great Chicago Fire, years and years ago, when Mrs O'Leary's cow got credit for starting one of the greatest conflagrations in history — almost as bad as the one Nero gets credit for. » * * The march of civilization seems to be from treetop to cave. From cave to skyscraper. From skyscraper to bomb shelter. Maybe next, from Earth to Mars or Venus or the Moon? Masked Man Creates Band Parade Furore A mysterious "masked man" who inserted himself on foot into the Band Festival parade here last Saturday morning, has brought about an edict from the Algona Chamber of Commerce that hereafter, all floats with a political theme or approach, or individuals connected with politics or a political angle, may be barred from future parades. 'ine masked man carried a big shovel, and wore a placard saying "Clean Up The Mess the Democrats Left", and insisted on falling in be- hind the Democratic float in the parade. He was told to get out of that position by parade officials and follow Hie fire trucks, but despite that managed to get into the line of march right behind the Democratic parade entry. The Republicans also had a parade float, but no masked man. Democrats were somewhat indignant about the matter, and as a result of the trouble and short-lived ill-feeling that developed. President Richard Norton of the Algona Chamber of Commerce issued a directive Monday. tte recommended that all future Band Festival parades have an armed policeman in position to prevent such irrelevant and undesireable situations from developing, and that participation by any political parties be banned in future Festival parades. The action was recommended by Norton, Win. F. Steelp. Chamber secretary, and Kay Langfitl and Norman Christinn, committee members. in the float contest for the 1!M>2 parade, first place went to the Algona Kiwanis club, and second (o the Algona Ro- tary club. The m;iskp<l man won no prize, but created an unexpected furore that was gradually subsiding .Monday. And nobody seemed (o know — or admitted knowing — (lie identity of the mysterious intruder. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1962 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 40 Renwick Girl Band Festival Queen Carol Ann Johnson, a junior at Boone Valley high school, Renwick, was named Queen of the 14th annual Kossuth Band Festival held here Saturday. Miss Johnson is shown in the above photo as Barbara Kudej, Kanawha, 19G2 Queen who is now taking nurse's training at Des Moines, placed the crown upon her head during ceremonies at the Algona Theater Saturday afternoon. There were 22 Queens at the Festival, with Ruth Benschoter Algona high school, and Vicky Bradley, Garrigan high school, serving as host Queens during the day. The crowning ceremonies, with Dick Norton, president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, serving as master of ceremonies, were held in the Algona theater due to rain and log that forced cancellation of a program planned in the evening at the new football field. - Despite threatening weather, a huge crowd lined State street for the parade which kicked off the Festival at 11 a.m. Other features of the event were dinners for the Queens and band members and free movies. (UDM Flashfoto-Engraving) Quote of the Week: (from UP1 dispatch, quoting a General Accounting Office report) — "The report said the Korean aid program appeared to have improved this year BECAUSE IT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED." That being the case, think how quick a solution we'd have if all foreign aid was eliminated. * * * One of our college students ventures the thought that in getting ready for college, and remembering the things to take, don't forget to bring your brains. * * » AH things considered, weather, fog, mud and masked men barging into the parade, the 14th annual Band Festival was a real success. The committee had to improvise, and rapidly, from athletic stadium to parking lot to theatre for the Queen Crowning ... and they did a good job. Seemed to us that all of those 1500 musicians and their followers had a good time — we hope so — and come again! * * * Famous Last Line — "I wouldn't be single for the world; I gotta have somebody to fight with." One Of Oldest Algona Women Dies Monday Mrs Anna McQuade, 98, perhans the oldest person residing in Algona, died Monday morning at Good Samaritan Home here where she had/ lived for some time. Funeral services for Mrs McQuade will be held at McCuI- loughjls Funeral Chapel here tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Newton Coughenour. Methodist pastor, officiating. The body will then be taken to Des Moines for cremation and burial will follow later at the Irvington cemetery. It was understood that Mrs McQuade lived at Irvington before moving to Algona some years ago. She was a long-time resident of this area. Due to the fact there are no immediate relatives living in this vicinity, it was impossible to get complete obituary facts before press time. The only known living relative is a niece living in Arkansas. Man Arrested; Two Break-Ins In Area Solved A Hampton man, Delbert Ahrens, was apprehended recently at Webster City and later admitted to authorities there that he had broken into two elevators in Hamilton county, two in Wright county and two in Kossuth county. The break-ins in this area occurred Sept. 14 at Irvington where nothing was reportedly stolen, and at Sexton Sept. 25, where about $30 was taken. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst stated Monday afternoon that he would go to Webster City to question Ahrens about a recent break-in at Wesley sometime today (Tuesday). The sheriff also stated that Ahrens would be prosecuted at Webster City for the Hamilton county break-ins which he admitted. Mayor To Conclave Dr. C. C. Shierk, mayor of Algona, left this afternoon for Des Moines, to attend the 64th annual conference of the League of Iowa Municipalities. The group will be in session for three days Here On A Visit Phil Hargreaves and his wife, of Los Angeles, are visiting here with the Gilbert and Harry Hargreaves, brothers of Phil. The latter is a former member of the Los Angeles police department, now associated with the American Express Co. He and his wife attended the Iowa - Southern California game, then came to Algona, his old home, for a visit. In his high school football days, Phil gained the nickname of "Old Hammerhead" with his ferocious line play. N. B. Schiltz, Bancroft, Dies Sunday Night Nicholas B. Schiltz, 90, Bancroft, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Mr Schiltz had been making his home with a daughter, Mrs Henry Rus- temeier at Lakota. Mr Schiltz was born Jan. 29, 1872 in Jackson county, Iowa. He was married to Anna Cramer April 18, 1899 at Bancroft. She died May 21, 1947. They farmed in the Bancroft area before retiring to Bancroft in 1945. In recent years he had been making his home with daughters Mrs Rustemeier at Lakota and Mrs Clem Heiar at Bancroft. He is survived by six daughters and two sons. Surviving daughters besides Mrs Rustemeier and Mrs Heiar are Sister Mary Dennis, Waterloo, Sister Mary Baptista, Wanakee, Wis., Mrs Alva Kahler, Burt, Mrs Leander Menke, Swea City. Surviving sons are Arnold Schiltz and Con J. Schiltz, both of Bancroft. Also surviving are two sisters and a brother, Mrs Susan Goche, Bancroft, Mrs Gertrude Phala, Belleview, John W. Schiltz, Bancroft, 38 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters for over 50 years. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic church, Bancroft, with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Garry Funeral home, Bun- croft, is in charge of arrangements. Painful Injury Sexton — Mrs Nell Opheim postmaster here, cut the tip off the index finger on her right hand Thursday. The mishap occurred as she was using an electric meat slicer. The injured finger was bandaged State Demo Caravan Due Here Oct. 16 A state-wide caravan of Democratic party candidates for office will be in Algona, next Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, with a stopover from 8:20 to 8:40 a.m. at county Democratic headquarters, in the Cullen Hardware building on State Street. The caravan will come here from Fort Dodge, where it stops the preceding night, and will journey on for an overnight stop at Sioux City the 16th. The campaign bus will carry Harold Hughes, Democratic candidate for governor, and E. B Smith, candidate for the U.S. Senate, other state candidates, and Don Murray, candidate for Congress from the 6th district. Murray has a full week's schedule this week, in Lyon county Wednesday on a caravan tour, in Plymouth county Thursday, and Sioux county on Friday. Saturday there is a Palo Alto county rally and dance. Kossuth county Young Democrats are staging a 6th district rally at the Bancroft Legion Ballroom, Saturday, Nov. 3, which will feature a dance and door prize of a new Chevy II car. Jack Vipond of Algona is chairman of the event. Suffers Fractured Laura Mi no Is Queen At Swea Laura Mino and Rick Seylar were crowned King and Queen of Swea City high school's Homecoming activities Friday night as the Trojans won their 20th straight football game, 21-13, Miss Mino is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Glen Mino and Rick is the son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Seylar. Other Queen candidates were Barbara Beck, Dorothy Engholm, Patricia Thoreson, Linde Lien and Judy Davidson. Pel Algona Man Is Severely Hurt In Crash Here A well-known Algona carpenter Walter Elbert, 60, was token to St. Ann hospital suffering from a fractured pelvis and bump on the head following a two-car crash here at 5:19 p.m. Monday. Driver of the other car involved was Ronald R. Miller, 16, Algona. who was charged with failing to lave control of his vehicle after the crash which occurred at the intersection of Lucas and Woodworth streets. He suffered an injured left knee. The Muller auto was headed east on Lucas and the Elbert auto north on Woodworth at the time of the crast. Both cars were considered total wrecks by investigating policemen. At 11:30 p.m. Monday, an auto driven by William J. Leiningcr, 42, Algona, hit a parked car owned by James R. Vipond, 48, Algona, on State street. Leininger was charged with failing to have .control.of his vehicle by Policeman Dick Mifta'g who investigated. Leininger was headed east on State at the time of the mishap. Damage was estimated at $50 to each vehicle. VIS Toastmasters Elect Tickets Available Persons who have moved to Alogna since April and are interested in buying tickets for the Algona Community Concert p r o g r a ms may contact Mrs James Kolp. Season tickets are $6 The Algona Toastmasters Club elected and installed new officers recently. The officers arc shown hero. They urc: Front row, loft to right, Max Bartholomew, secretary, and Patrick Bradley, treasurer; and back row, loft to right, Karl Kiilsholm. sgt.- at-arms, Gerald Haas, president, Floyd Albers, educational vice president, Dr. Wm. L. Clegg, past president, and Dr. Kevin C. Nash administrative vice president. _ The local club is one of 3500 and Toastmasters clubs are located jn every state, every province of Canada and in 42 other countries. iEurposeoLthe club is .self improvement" for better listening thinking and ^peaking. There are 30 members of the club here, which.meets weekly. (UDM Engraving) Neck Broken In Palo Alto Crash Ringsled — Gilbert England, former Ringstecl resident, and son of Otis England of here, was ransferred Saturday lo St. Mary's Hospital at Rochester following a collision Thursday at a county gravel road intersection 10 miles northeast of Emmetsburg when he and Harvey Elilridgc. 52, of Graettingcr, and Walter Cinch, in another car collided. England, 3-4, received a broken neck and pelvic Gilbert is the nephew of Lylc England of Fenton. Mr and Mrs Otis England and Mr and Mrs Paul Hulchinson and Tommy of Kingstud motored to Rochester Monday. One To Be AHS Homecoming Queen i^ -_ *&& One of the four happy Algona high school senior girls shown above will be even happier this Friday night when she is crowned Homecoming Queen during festivities slated before the Algona-Hampton football game at the new football field in southeast Algona. The four candidates, named by football squad members Friday and presented during a pep meeting preceding the Algona-Eagle Grove game, are, left to right, Ann Haase, Linda Percival, Pat Conn and Jane Faber. Miss Haase is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs Gail Haase, Miss Percival the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Percival, Miss Conn the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Conn, and Miss Faber the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Faber, all of Algona. The high school student body will elect the Homecoming Queen this week and she will be named and crowned Friday night There will also be the usual Homecoming parade, complete with bands and floats Friday afternoon on State street here. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving)

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