The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 25, 1965 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 25, 1965
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BY RUSS WALLER * * * It may be rushing the season a bit, but up at Fenton a special bus has been chartered for a trip to the All-Star baseball game to be held at Met Stadium in Minneapolis, July 13 ... if you're interested, contact Paul Eigler, Fenton town clerk and druggist . . . cost of the round trip around $7 for the bus, baseball ticket price as yet unknown. * * * Algona school teachers have been replaced in the hot lunch overseer department by four newly hired local women who will see that lunchroom patrons conduct themselves in proper fashion. Teachers say the extra duty cut into their classroom effectiveness. * * * Some years back, Algona adopted a fluoridated water program. No reports since on the cavity situation. But Antigo, Wis. fluoidated water from 1940 to 1960, and then on request of citizens there, discontinued the project. In the past four years since stopping the program, Board of Health folks say cav- 4 ities have increased 183 percent . . . any local reports, or statistics on what fluoridation has done here? Maybe they should get the kids off candy at Antigo. * * * Gadabouts! Mr. and Mrs. Jim Merryman and Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Kinsey are vacationing (independently) in Hawaii, which isn't a bad idea, incidentally. And the Dr. Bournes winged their way down to Mexico City this week. And the Les Kenyons are back from exploring Florida and some Caribbean island. * * * If-you want to travel in college, you don't always have to be on an athletic team. Vicki Steil, and Ann Seger, of Algona, and Car men Cook of Lakota, are members of the Iowa State Singers, a group which will present a concert series around the state starting March 7. * * * Our Bryant Grade School band picture from 1932 which included the director, Dwayne Collins, resulted in a letter from the ex- instructor here, now director of educational psychology at the University of Hawaii. Someone sent him the picture. DWayne writes: "I had many wonderful years in Algona and look forward someday to stopping in. I still hear from many of these young people. It is one of the satisfying rewards of teaching." After he left Algona, Mr. Collins attended Northwestern University, received a master's degree from Iowa State In 1938, and Doctor of Education degree from -Columbia Teachers College in 1943, and he's been moving up the ladder rapidly ever since.. but without the horns and drums. * * * LEGISLATIVE NOTE: Two bills in the legislative hopper might have missed your attention, and they're both important. Senate File 258 would exempt the first $10,000 in merchandise stock from property tax. House File 205 would prohibit increasing the assessed value of a property because of routine and ordinary repairs (Didn't know the situation even existed, did you?) * * * Well, we've hit the moon, and it's surface is frothy and might be dangerous on which to land. Solution: Don't! Let them come to us first. * * * When Mr. Goldwater addressed that large audience of young people in Washington, recently, and remarked that we should wage an aggressive war into North Viet Nam, he was greeted with thunderous applause. We wonder how strong the applause would have been if it had been officially added that everyone applauding would immediately be inducted into military service for the Big Fight. __*_*_* Famous Last Line - Well, who's running Viet Nam this morning? SIgona Kossuth Ccunty's Favorite For 100 Y«art ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ,-s Ferond rln's m.ittrr nt the no'tnlncc .it Iowa. Nnv 1. i:i.12. ui:fJtr Ait ul C'luieii" '.1 M.nnli .1 ">"' ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1965 14 PAGES - 1 SECTION VOL. 100 - NO. 14 Proposed Law Affecting 7 County Areas, Not Now In High School Districts Seven school districts in Kossuth county would be affected by the new bill pending in the state legislalure, and already passed by the senate, requiring every school district to be in a high school district. In the case of tlie seven county school districts, not so doing, the high school pupils in those districts are attending one of the county high schools on a tuition basis at present. The school districts not affiliated with a high school district at present are Bancroft Independent (which does operate a kindergarten and three grades), Grant township, (which operates kindergarten through the 8th grade), and Greenwood, Lotts Creek, Prairie, Ramsey, Riverdale, Sherman and Whittemore Twp. (not Whittemore town). The legislation now before the house in Des Moines, would make the new requirement effective July 1, 1966. So far as students are concerned, the pending legislation would not materially change things as they are probably going to the high schools which their respective non-operating districts would join anyway. But the change would include the areas named within the taxing base of the high school districts, and whether or not the extra tax would be more than the tuition fees now being paid is a good question. This legislation should not be confused with the proposal that all high school districts be required to have 1,500 pupils. It has nothing to do with that idea. Vote Merger Of Two Elevators In This Area Larry Twedt, manager of the Whittemore Elevator, reported that the Co-op Elevator at Whittemore, with 525 memberships, voted Feb. 9 on a merger with the Hobarton Elevator, and the Hobarton members were to vote on the merger Tuesday evening. The vote in Whittemore was 127 for the merge rand 29 against and the proposed unification will become effective March 31. Dale Cole of Algona is the manager of the Hobarton Elevator, which has six full-time employees. They have delivered liquid fertilizer for several years and dry fertilizer since 1963. Mrs. Donal Sparks has been employed as bookkeeper for 12 years. Langfitt Wins Central States Manager Honor Ray Langfitt, pictured above, manager of the Algona Theatre and Drive-In, was named Tuesday by Central States Theatre Corp. as their ''manager of the year." It was a unanimous decision of the judges. Ray also won the honor in I960, 19G2 and 1964. His reward includes $250 in cash, a plaque, and an all- expense paid trip to the national theatre convention in Kansas City, March 2-4, In various contests conducted by Central States last year, he took three individual firsts and placed in four others, leading to the year's honor. Charged After Mishap Here Robert J. Gengler, 17, Whittemore, was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle after an auto he was driving collided with a parked pickup truck here at 11:20 p.m. Saturday. Local police investigated and filed the charge. The Gengler auto hit a pickup owned by Lee Schenck, Algona, on North St. after the former vehicle had turned on to North from Wooster street. Damage to the auto was estimated at $200, while damage to the pickup was $100. Rites Held For August Roeber At Whittemore August H. Roeber, 72, resident of Whittemore for the past 55 years, died Friday at noon at the Turner Nursing Home, Armstrong, where he had been a patient since since Feb. 1. Funeral services for Mr. Roeber, who never married, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Lutheran church at Whittemore, with Rev. Cleo JCautsch officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery andMcCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Charles Baas, Wayne Bellinger, James Bierstedt, Dale Hannover and Dennis and William Roeber, Jr. Born August 13, 1892, at Ebstorf, Germany, August Herman Roeber was a son of August and Marie Gade Roeber. At the age of 14, he left Germany with his parents, a brother and five sisters, arriving in the United States Nov. 2, 1906. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church at Whittemore, farmed as a young man and during later years was employed at the Hi-Way Inn and the bowling alley at Whittemore. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Wm.Koeneche, Hartley, and Emma Roeber, Whittemore; a brother-in-law; sister-in-law; nine nephews and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and three sisters. Ray Estle, 87, Of Ledyard Dies Saturday Funeral services for Ray Estle, 87, Ledyard, were held Tuesday at Ledyard Methodist church, at 2 p.m. Rev. Ellis Ulland, Lake Mills, former Ledyard pastor, officiated. Burial was at Highland Hpme cemetery. Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, \vas in charge. Mr. Estle died Saturday morning at Heritage Home, Bancroft, from complications of age. He had been in failing health for about a year and was hospitalized since November. Mr. Estle was born Jan. 9, 1878, at Tama. He was educated in the Toledo and Tama schools. Sept. 12, 1906, he was married to Mary Ami Pfander at Algona. They farmed in the Ledyard and Lakota area untill 1955 and moved into Ledyard in 1961. Survivors include his wife; two sons and eight daughters, LeRoy, Iowa City, Lee, of Alabama, and Mrs. Henry Mitchell, Mrs. Pearl Smith, Mrs. Edna Winter, Mrs. Gottlieb Rieffer, all of Lakota, Mrs. Caleb Hartshorn, Spencer, Mass., Mrs. Leon McCoy, Ledyard, Mrs. Harlan Logemann, Fairmont, and Mrs. Laverne Thompson, Elmore. There are 31 ^grandchildren. mm FARM SALE CALENDAR Algona Upper Dei MolMl FEBRUARY 25, THURSDAY JOHN MERSCH sale. From West Bend, 2 North on 44, 3 West and 1/4 South; from 18-44 junction, 5 South, 3 West, 1/4 South. Big listing machinery, H. H. goods. Details in UDM last issue. Quinn & Berkland, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, West Bend, clerk. FEBRUARY 26, FRIDAY 0. C. SUNDE sale, one west Estherville on 9, one south, 1/2 west. 95 head dairy cattle and machinery. Burns, Clark & Clark, auctioneers; Iowa Trust Estherville, clerk. FEBRUARY 26, FRIDAY DENIS SCHILTZ postponed sale. 3 1/2 West of Bancroft (south) cemetery corner on U. S. 169. All machinery, milking equipment, feed, etc. Quinn & Leek, auctioneers. Farmers & Traders Savings, Bancroft, clerk. Details in today's UDM. FEBRUARY 27, SATURDAY LEWIS DUFFY, 1 1/2 miles South, three-fourths mile West of Whittemore. 10-.30 a.m. Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, clerk. Yungeberg and Quinn, auctioneers. Sale details today. MARCH 3, WEDNESDAY MELVIN CRONK sale, 1 3/4 East of Armstrong on Hy. 9. Offering machinery, livestock, bldgs. and feed, etc. Jenson, Clark & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, Armstrong, clerk. Details in this issue. MARCH 6, SATURDAY GERALD GIRRES sale, at farm located 2 1/2 miles east of Bode, on hy. 222. Machinery and 30 P. B. Hampshire gilts. Sale details today. Andersen &Kleve, auctioneers; Bode State Bank, clerk. MARCH 8, MONDAY - J. >H. & ARMELLA O'BRIEN sale, 2 1/2 No. Estherville. 118 cattle, machinery, etc. Burns, Clark & Clark, auctioneers. Emmet County Bank, Estherville, clerk. Former Algona Lady Dies At 100 In Florida Funeral services will be held at the McCullough Funeral Chapel Saturday at 1:30 p. m. for Mrs. Effie Irene Robinson, 100, who died at Sarasota, Fla. Saturday. She had been a resident there for 35 years. Officiating will be Rev. Mack Carlson of the First Baptist church and burial will be at Riverview cemetery. Mrs. Robinson was born in Rubicon, Wise. June 21, 1864, the daughter of Chester and Angeline Hardy Rickard. She was married to Nathan Robinson in Algona in 1883 and he died in 1936. One daughter, Nellie (Mrs. William) Jones of Sarasota, survives. Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Robinson, lives in Algona. Mrs. Robinson is also survived by nine grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren and 10 great- great-grandchildren. Former Lakota Man Passes In Minnesota Funeral services for Ernest Stroebel, former Lakota- resident, were at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Lutheran church of Lakota. Mr. Stroebel, who left here as a young man, died Feb. 15 at Chatfield, Minn,, near Rochester. He died from a heart ailment. When he lived at Lakota, lie operated a roller skating rink. He was 59 at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, the former Agnes Amble of Frost, Minn.; one daughter, YoHlan, and a son, Robert. There are four brothers and three sisters. Rev. Paul Oftsedal officiated Barbershoppers Parade Saturday The Kossuth Barbershop Chorus, which will hold its annual parade at the Algona high school auditorium Saturday evening, has as its members, some 35 men from all walks of life. They come from distances up to 40 miles for weekly practices. During the six years the Kossuth organization has been in existence, the chorus has presented a number of programs for various types of organizations. Several quartets have emerged from the chorus at times to provide additional programs. The local chorus is one of 650 chapters in the United States and Canada affiliated with the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., whose aim is to "Keep America Singing." Members come from Titonka, West Bend, Ottosen, Cylinder, Humlwiut, Wesley, Goldfield, Renwick, Algona, and other areas. Current president is Roland Bode, Algona, and director of the chorus is Tom Canfield of Renwick. Highlight of the year is the annual parade show. This year's show will start at 7:30 p. m. The show will feature two outstanding championship caliber quartets, the current Central States champion Astro-Naughts and the previous champion Kippers, long-time favorites from Independence Mo. Tickets for the show can be purchased from any barbershopper or at Rusk Drug in Algona. The barbershoppers promise an evening of fun, variety, harmony and entertainment. 17 Civil, 9 Criminal Cases On New Court Docket Here iated At 5 ° Called To Verdict Is Set Bancroft Next Saturday Pew Jur Y Duty, Mar. 8 Aside Here A motion to set aside a $22,500 damage verdict, which was handed out earlier as a default judgement in district court here, was sustained by Judge Cooper in the same court here recently. The original default judgment was in favor of Dorothy Cook as administrator of the estate of Anna Nelson (her mother), with Elva Hall defendant. The original petition asked $27,500 for what the plaintiff alleged was due the estate as the result of a fall sustained by Mrs. Nelson in Elva's Beauty Shop here - and the petition alleged the fall resulted in injuries for Mrs. Nelson which ultimately contributed to her death. When the case was heard originally, for some reason a breakdown in communications between an insurance company and a couple of law firms resulted in no representation for the defendant in court. Therefore, the default judgment was handed out in the amount of $22,500. As a result of the latest motion, the case stands as it was originally filed - and it will be heard at a future term of court as if no in-between action had been taken. Capacity Open House Crowds Two Open House events over the weekend, Saturday at Klein's Farm Supply, and Monday at the Weidenhoff Corporation plant, drew consistently large crowds. Klein's had a steady stream of visitors all day last week. At the Weidenlioff plant, special buses kept the visitors coming in a steady flow all day, while many others drove then '/MI cars to make the special tout of the complete plant olfeied I- 1 . the management. Several thousand visitors ••yut through the plant. Plans have been completed for the 1965 4-H Fun Night, Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Bancroft public school. This year fun night will be for eighth grade 4-H'ers and below. County 4-H officers and a fun night committee have redesigned the event to appeal to the younger 4-H'ers. There will be penny-fun booths, a horror house, a side show, cartoon movies, square dancing and folk dancing. A fun night king and queen contest will climax the evening. The following clubs have already selected representatives to vie for the royal honor - Wesley Boys, Daryl Pommer; Seneca, ,Tim Lynch; Plum Creek, Mark Mawsley; Garfield Hustlers, Mark Reding; Burt Bombers, Alan Mescher; Buffalo Boys, Marvin Carlson; Grant Hustlers, Harvey Work; Eagle Wildcats, Douglas Koons; Lotts Creek Leaders, James Ruhnke; Cresco boys, boys, Daryl Holcomb; LuVerne Eager Beavers, Ronald Wolf; Whittemore Boys, John Winkle; Algona Dairy, Wayne Patterson; Ramsey Boys, Dennis McCarthy. Union Boys, Bobby Thilges; Plum Creek Elite, Joyce Gabrielson; Fenton Forwards, Paulette Peter; Lakota Luckies, Janice Leonard; Eagle-ettes, Kathleen Mino; Union Alethean, Susan Dodds. Burt Blue Birds, Jean Lynch; Garfield Gems, Dorothy Schafer; Cresco Chums, Patty Besch; Greenwood Girls, Diane Bauer; Seneca Stars, Anne Menz; Lone Rock Lively Rockets, Patricia Lynch; Riverdale Rustlers I, Darlene Plathe; Bancroft Busy Bees, Corinne Cayler; Blue and White, Mary Jane Schneider; Valley Farmerettes, JoclynStecker; U-Go-I-Go, Maureen Bestenleh- ner and LuVerne Live Wires, Kathy Trauger. Don't Put Shovel Away; Not Spring For 26 Days Muster Day Is Termed Success Muster Day, hel'l Saturday afternoon In the Akoiu unit of the National Guard at the armor:, here, proved quite successful, according to Capt. Howie Stephenson, commanding officer, who reported more than 200 persons visited At the present time, the unit here includes three officers and 101 enlisted men. Thirty towns are represented. To say the weather here during the past week was mixed up is putting it mildly - and that's what most area residents would like to do - put it mildly (somewhere else)! The first three days of the period were wonderful - winter- wise, with warm readings sending a lot of the heavy snow down the dram - then a complete turnabout dropped the temperatures to the frigid zone again and Monday and Tuesday saw the return of snov. to the area. At least Uo inches; had fallen here b\ late afternoon Tuesday. 20% Diversion Thus Far, Feed Grain Program First returns on progress being made in Kossuth county for sunup in the 10C5 feed grain program, indicates that about 20 percent diversion will I* made on land in the county to participate in the program. There are 3,223 farms in the county, the local ASCS office states, and as of last week 1,031 farms or 32% had already signed up. The 1,031 farms agreed There has been no real promise of relief from the cold by forecasters - but it shouldn't last more than 26 days - because the first day of spring is due Mar. 21. Without trying to think too much about the weather - here are the readings: H Feb 18 39 Feb 19 34 Feb 20 42 Feb Feb Feb 21 22 23 10 G L 8 19 27 2 -5 -1 2" Keep those shovels sharp ! to divert 28,717 acres or a 20 percent diversion. There are still two township signup meetings to be held, and after that signup will l« at the county office here. The deadline for signing is March 26. Voyles Opens Appliance Service Rex Voyles has taken over all service work that had been connected with the North Iowa Appliance Co. and will operate under the name of Rex's Appliance Service, as a separate business. His location will be in the North Iowa Appliance building on State Street. Rex has been in the appliance and service business here The March term of district court will convene March 8, with Judge G. W. Stillman on the bench. Assignment of cases will be made in part at least, during the preceding week. The petit jury for the March term has been ordered to report the morning of March 8. The assignment of cases for the March term of district court, which will find the jurors reporting March 8, was completed this week and released by County Clerk Alma Pearson. Included on the docket for the approaching term are a total of 34 cases, 17 civil jury, nine criminal, seven equity and non- jury and one motion. The petit jury list follows: TITONKA - Sena Beenken, Verla Brandt, Emma Callies, Ralph Harms, Verle Nelson, Harry Ricklefs. BANCROFT - Gordon Bollig, Darrell Nemmers. LU VERNE - Frances Capesius, Arle Goetsch, David Huff. ALGONA - Lucille Dorweiler, Donald Erickson, Henrietta Huenhold, ErmaW. Lichter, Robert Loss, Wayne Meyer, Tom Vipond, Mildred Waller, James Will. ARMSTRONG - Howard Erickson, Alvin Godfredson. CORWITH - Joe Ezarski, Donovan Studer, Henry Weber, Jane Nelson. LAKOTA - Lawrence Farrow, Gail Olthoff, T. A. Trump. LEDYARD - Melbourne Haag, John Hartshorn. WEST BEND - Leona Habeger, Evelyn Stetzel. SWEA CITY - Darlene Hade, Dorothy Pingel, Mildred Quam, WHITTEMORE - Tony Hansen, Walter A. Meyer, Ruby Walters, Nina Weber. FENTON - Esther Jentz, Henry Looft, Betty Uthof. WESLEY - Roy Kollasch. BUFFALO CENTER - Elsie Larson, Bert Weaver. LONE ROCK - Dave Lynch. BURT - Martin Meyer, John Wilson. BODE - William Thilges. Grand jurors selected, if and when needed, are: • John Alberts, Buffalo Center; Lois Borchardt, Fenton; Floyd Bode, Algona; Wm. Fandel, Whittemore; Grace Fischer, Lone Rock; Charles Kubicek, Bode; Edward Marlow, Bancroft; Lawrence Miller, LuVerne; Richard Post, Algona; Patsy Priebe, Lone Rock; Wilford Ward, Sexton; Guy Woods, Swea City.

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