The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 25, 1962 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 25, 1962
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&lgona ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffioe at Algona. Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress o£ March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1962 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO 51 w By Russ Waller * * # Our moose-hunting trio, Grady Phillips, Berl and Clyde Priebe, returned with success from their Canadian jaunt, and with about 3,000 Ibs. of moose meat, taken from a bull moose, cow moose and moose calf. They did have a few moments of near-catastrophe when the toboggan, carrying the meat across a lake, towed by an auto- bogan, broke through the ice. One of the hunters was on the rear toboggan, but the operator gunned the motor and the party pulled through onto solid ice in a few seconds, but leaving a pool of open water behind them. Anyone for moose-burgers? « * * Christmas is the time of the year when mother has to separate the men from the toys. » • * On that recent trip to Cherokee to visit the Mental Health Institute, one of the Kossuth delegation asked the tour guide which sex had the most inmates. The guide replied the women did, about 60'7r being women. "Why is that", asked one of the visitors. "I guess they're just more flighty" said the guide. Dick Norton, C. of C. president, one of the party of visitors, stepped over to the guide and silently shook his hand. • • One teacher had a ready comeback for a pupil who innocently inquired "Where is he at?" The teacher, after a moment, replied: "He's behind the AT". • • » Two of our local college boys home on vacation, and sweeping the light snow from business fron sidewalks where they had holiday jobs, stopped long enough to remark "so this is why we're going to college." Lucy Myers Rites Are Held Here Saturday Funeral services for Mrs Eugene Myers, 66, Algona, were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ceceia's Catholic church with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was at Calvary cemetery here and Hamilton Funeral Home was n charge of arrangements. The rosary was recited for Mrs Myers Friday night at the funeral horne. Pallbearers were Charles Wagner, John Sleven, Paul Ostwinkle, Frank Youngwirth, Charles Elbert and Cecil Rezabek. Mrs Myers died late Wednesday at St. Ann hospital here following a lengthy illness. She had been hospitalized since Dec. 12. Lucy M. Myers, daughter of William and Kate Shook Myers was born at Leonore, 111. Nov. 20, 1896. She came to Algona in 1927 and was married to Eugene Myers here Oct. 1, 1928. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Donald, Wayne and Jack, all of Algona; a daughter, Mrs Clarence Braddock, Waterloo; two brothers, George Myers , Leonore, 111., and Clarence Myers, Streator, 111.; and a sister, Mrs Pat Hegarty, Algona. 5th Member Marty Family Dies In 1962 Bob Johnson To Leave Extension Post In County Robert Johnson, Kossuth county assistant extension director the past six years, announced today he has resigned effective Jan. 1. He said he plans to enroll at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, to continue his graduate work in the extension education. Gaylen Devalois, 29, of Spencer svill replace Johnson assisting Dean Barnes, the county extension director. Devalois has been in the insurance business at Spen cer in Clay county. He has, had prior experience in extension work at Spencer and Cherokee. Ha"is married and has three children. So far our mail bag has brought us three letters containing the Salesman's Bureau free parking tickets, including one from Bill Skoog of Altoona, Iowa, which said "My Thanks to the merchants of Algona." » • • A legend might be defined as a lie that attained the dignity of age. • * • Out of the Mouths of Babes: One little local girl of six was told that if she did not stop being so naughty all of her children would be naughty, too. The little girl pondered this a moment, then said: "Oh, Mother, you gave yourself away!" • • * We happened to be looking over the endorsements on some of our office checks returned by the bank, and found one that had gone to a football contest winner last fall. It was endorsed and cashed in Mac's Tavern in Alabama! » * * It's strange that so many smart people work for such ignorant bosses. • * * Overheard on the street between two youngsters, one of whom was offering the second one an apple: "Who'd want to eat an apple when you're chewing bubble gum?" 0 * * * Famous Mist tine — Oh you darling, just what 2 wanted! 4-H Fun Nile Scheduled Here Dec. 29 An interesting, exciting and fun filled evening is in store for Kossuth County 4-H'ers Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Algona High School gym. The occasion is the annual Fun Nlte, selection of a new King and Queen of 4-H. The program will start at 7:30 p.m. and is conducted by the 4-H Junior Leaders of the county. Feature of the evening will be a presentation by Avis Lettow, International Farm Youth Exch- angee and former county extension home economist, on her recent trip to Sweden. Games of skill, bingo, a guessing contest, a report of National Club Congress by Phil Heldorfer, plus Garrigan Is Victim, St. Edmonds An overly-tall St. Edmond of Ft. Dodge team registered an easy 7355 victory over a hustling group of Golden Bears in the Garrigan fieldhouse here Friday night before a large crowd. The loss was the seventh straight for Coach Bill Brennan's team this year. The Bears will have to wait at least until Jan. 4 to nqtch then first win of the campaign. That's the night they will host LeMars Gehlen on the Garrigan floor. Almost from the start, it was apparent that the Bears would not be able to gun down the high-flying Gaels. After taking a 2-0 lead ii the first minute of the fray, the Bears never led again as 6-10 Dan Hansard and company forged a 4-S edge in the next minute and added to it through the first half. Hansard, Fitzgerald and Goshec led the first Gael charge, and onlj Ihe out-shooting of John Goecke Mike Smith and Lee Froehlich kept he locals in the game through he early going. After eight minu- es, St. Edmond led, 22-8. Froehlich got hot during the second stanza and canned three long ones, but Hansard flipped in eight points and with the help of Tracy and Anderson managed to push the Gaels' lead to 42-24 at halftime. The Garrigan defense tightened during the third round, but late in ;he period St. Edmond began to : ind the range, scoring mostly on close-in shots, and at the three- quarter mark held a 60-37 lead. With about half the final period gone, the St. Edmond starters Parking Meter Patrol Lauded Adam Marty, 77, long time resident of LuVerne, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Holy Family :iospital in Estherville. He had been a resident of the Wilfair rest home in Burt the last 6 years. Funeral services were held for Mr Marty Thursday at 2 p.m. at the LuVerne E. U. B. Church with Rev. J. Paul Stevens officiating. Burial was in the LuVerne cemetery with Blake funeral home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include four brothers and a sister, George, Mason City; Fred Cloquet, Minn.; W. A., Henry and Miss Emma Marty, all of Lu- Verne. A bachelor, Adam Marty is the fifth member of the Marty family to pass away this year. To Meet Jan. 2 Wesley — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Wednesday evening, Jan. 2. The new members will be initiated. The county president, Mrs Gus Simonsmeier of fcedyard plans to attend. All new and old members are urged to attend. Neighborhood Party numerous free prizes will make for a fun filled evening. Each 4-H club is encouraged to enter a candidate in the King or Queen contest. All 4-H members plus interested parents and friends are invited to attend. Wesley Grades Yule Program Wesley — A Christmas program was presented Tuesday evening Dec. 18, in the Wesley publi school auditorium to a capacity crowd. The Elementary Band, directe by Mr Kromer played "Two Chorales For Christmas," "Holiday," 'Doxology" and "Jingle Bells." The Junior band, also directed by Mr Kromer, played "Santa's Holiday," "Up On A Housetop," "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" and "Jingle — The Neighborhood Birthday Club entertained husbands at a Christmas party Sunday evening, in the A. N. Richtsmeier home. Mrs Richtsmeier and Mrs Herman Bode prepared the turkey and dressing. The women revealed their secret sister* in the gift exchange. The men also had a gift exchange. Bells," Hansel and Gretal" and "Spirit of Christmas." The Junior High Chorus, directed ed by Miss Haag, sang "Christmas Round," "0 Tannenbaum," and "0 Holy Night." "The Magic Nutcrackers" was presented by pupils. Miss Flom, Mrs Gault and mothers were on the costuming committee; Mrs Rockwood, Mrs Wolder- hover and Mrs Detmering were on the publicity and program commit tee. Plum Creek 4-H The Plum Creek Boys 4-H club met Dec. 5. They had a Christmas party with exchange of gifts fol lowed with recreation. The par ents spent the evening playing The oft-applandcd Salesman's Bureau of the Algonn Chamber of Commerce, an outfit with .lenty of get up andV, has done more than its part to make Algona a wonderful city for Chnstmas were removed and the Bears closed the gap before the final buzzer. It was 67-39 when St. Edmond reserves took over. From that time on, Steve Studer, Froehlich am Goecke hit the buckets that allowed the Bears to cut the margin to 18 points at the end. S. Edmond displayed lots of balance in the scoring column with the exception of Hansard, who could stand on tip-toes and grab rebounds much of the time. He wound up the game's top scorer with 24 points. Goecke led thi Bears with 17 points, followed by Froehlich with 15 (third game in a row at that figure), Mike Smith and Studer with eight each an Steve Smith with seven. For the Gaels, it was Goshee with 11, Tracy and Anderson with nine each and Fitzgerald with eight. Steve Smith did a good job of rebounding against his huge opponents. He grabbed U during ;he night. Mike Smith and Goecke each got six and Denny Farrell, Froehlich and Studer each came up with four. Neither team hit well from the the free throw line, the Bears managing seven of 17 while the Gaels hit nine of 22. Box score: Garrigan (55) FG Goecke ' Farrell 0 S. Smith 2 M. Smith 4 Froehlich ? Rahm ° Studer * Heinea — Goetz Hughes ... ways a group that seems to come up with plenty of good ideas, U,e Salesman's Bureau has rung the bell this Christmas-time with their second annual Parking Meter Patrol. The trio shown here, including in the foreground, George Means, left, ™d Ryland Phillips, and n the background Virgil Jacobsen, worked three hour shifts here Thursday and were still at it when the eSding fgS oT^rdf ^Jh'ich^beaf the" message, "We.come to Algona, Your parking meter has expired We have given you 24 minutes FREE PARKING. Courtesy Chamber of Commerce Salesman's Bureau" Each time one of the men on duty found an expired meter he pu pcnmes in U as Phillips is doing and slipped one of the cards under the wmdsh.eld wiper on the auto m the parking a The a ide b a en was STuaS''^ 8 Ototatma. when the Bureau hired someone to patrol the streets regularly and put JenniS ta meters. This year, the salesmen did the patrolling themselves - and were gratified when written and oral thanks began to reach them ru rlctmnc v vp MIDM News They began the project this year Dec. 17 and ran it right up until Christmas Eve. (UDM News foto-Engraving) _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ - Bulldogs Take Loop Top, Beat Clear Lake, 52-45 0 ° 24 FT 3-7 0-2 3-3 0-2 1-1 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-17 F 4 1 3 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 16 Algona high cagers emerged at the top of the North Central Conference standings again, after a 52-45 victory over the Clear Lake Lions, there, Friday night. Webster City dropped a 73-64 contest to Jampton and slumped into second place. The Clear Lake victory wasn't easy, and fouls played a prominent part in the final outcome. Algona canned 18 out of 23 free throws, including six straight in the final two minutes of play, when Maynard Shackelford dropped in tour in a row and Brian Espe added two more. Algona Fouls Run Up Algona held a slim 11-9 lead at the end of the opening quarter, with Tom Waller and Bill Wetzel bagging home two field goals each, while Clear Lake kept in the going with a flurry of free throws. Fouls ran up in a hurry on Wetzel, Waller and Espe during early play, Algona garnering 14 while Clear Lake collected six. The re suit was that the Lions held a 27 25 lead at the half. The Bulldogs blew several easy tip-ins during the second stanza which didn' help the cause. The start of the second half ] ound Waller, Espe and Wetzel in rouble with fouls early. Wetzel collected his fifth and left the ;ame near the end of the third quarter, but a late trio of baskets gave Algona an edge of 35-34 as the inal quarter began; Wetzel departed after a quick lay-up and Waller dribbled the length of the court for another to take the lead. The slim margin held by Algona stood up most of the way in the final quarter. Waller drove in for a layup to give the Bulldogs a 46-39 edge, but had his fifth foul called after the shot. Hardy replaced him, with six minutes left. Then the free throw tide turned. With a 46-39 margin for Algona Coach Howie Stephenson's club went into a stall, four minutes remaining. Dick Pratt, cool back court man, led the maneuver. 1 was then that frantic efforts b; the Lions brought their foul flur ry, and Shackelford and Espe madi it six free tosses in a row to th< final whistle. For the Lions, Rogers and Henrichs were thorny problems for Algona, but Rogers, too, fouled out with two minutes remaining. There were flashes of smoot floor play for Algona, and som good individual efforts, but ther were also some rough spots tha need polishing in the Bulldog driv ur a potential conference title. Algona (51) Wetzel Espe Wood Waller Pratt Shackelford Hardy Kfi 3 3 2 6 2 1 0 KT 1-1 5-e 6-10 1-1 0-0 5-5 0-0 I'F 5 4 2 5 2 2 0 17 18-23 20 The Algona reserve, in the preliminary contest, dropped a 47-40 contest to the Clear Lake reserves. Algona led, 15 to 14, at the half. Conference Standings W ALGONA 4 Hampton 4 Webster City .... 4 Clear Lake 3 Clarion 2 Humboldt 2 Eagle Grove — 1 Iowa Falls 1 L 1 2 2 2 3 9 4 4 Every Class Of Mail lo Feel Rate Boosts A one-cent increase in first class nd air mail postal rates goes into ffect Jan. 7. The new schedule boosts post- ige on first class letters to 5 :ents an ounce, and air mail let- ers to 8 cents an ounce. A past- card will cost 4 cents instead of !, and an airmail card G cents instead of 5. Rates on "transient" mail which covers such items as unsealed greetings card or printed matter, will go from 2 to 4 cents for the first two ounces, with on additional penny for each ounce. There is also an increase in second class postal rates, which includes newspapers, and a per piece minimum to replace the free in-county distribution. Third class mail, which covers advertising circulars and other printed matter, will cost 4 cents for the first two ounces, instead of the present 3 cents. Each additional ounce will cost 2 cents, compared with the present 14 cents. Circulars will cost 18 cents per pound by the bulk rate, up 2 cents. Books and catalogs will go from 10 to 12 cents per pound. Fourth class educational materials will cost 9Vi cents for the first pound, plus 5 cents for each additional pound. The present rate is 9 cents and 5 cents. Application for a permit imprint fee will cost $15, up from the present $10. Algona Postmaster W. W. Sullivan said an imprint permit remains in effect indefinitely if the holder makes at least one mailing a year. All the above rates are effective Jan. 7. A change in the annual bulk mailing fee, from $20 to $30, becomes effective Jan. 1. The Jan. 7 changeover date was set to permit business mailers to adjust catalog prices, use up present stamp and envelope stocks, change postage scales and make other adjustments. The higher rates on all classes of mail are designed to yield about $600 million of new postage revenue. Postmaster Sullivan advised businesses to take a close look at their mailing practices lo determine if they are operating with efficiency and economy. Former S-City Man Passes At Northwood Harold J. Appelquist, Northssood, formerly of Swea City, died unexpectedly Tuesday night He would have been 44 Christmas Day. Mr Appelquist, who operated a grocery store at Northwood, grew up in Dunnell and Swea City and was graduated from Swea City high school. Survivors include his wife and four children; his father, C J. Applequist, and a brother, Leonard C., both of Swea City; a brother, Leroy of Hammond, Ind , and a 'sister, Mrs Wallace Pettersen, Longview, Wash. A sister, Mrs Elvera Dietl preceded him in death.

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