The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 9, 1965 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 9, 1965
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Corn & Soybean Clinic Here March 18 Free Lunch At Noon For All Farmer Guests Kojsuth County'* Favorite For 100 Years A profit-packed four hour program, with a free lunch at noon, is being offered to area farmers on Thursday, March 18, at the V.F.W. building in Algona. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. A free lunch will be served at noon in the building, and will resume for an afternoon session to end at 3:30 p.m. A question and answer period will conclude the afternoon program. The program will include talks, short movies and illustrated slides. Modern power and tillage production methods will be presented by representatives of Allis Chalmers. Joe Stritzel of the Iowa State University agronomy department will speak on "Challenge Your Soil to Higher Profits," on behalf of Farmers Elevator Service Co. Robert Christensen, head of the DeKalb Agricultural Ass'n research farms, will discuss corn hybrids for modern farming, and Dwight Shaw of Amchem products will speak on chemical weed control. Of special interest locally will be another speaker, Roger Didriksen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Didriksen of Algona. He will speak on "Soil Insect Control." He is with the Shell Chemical Co. There will be one or two other program units now in the process of arrangement. Every effort has been made to work out a rounded program of topics, all vital to modern farming, and every area farmer is cordially invited to attend. There is no charge, no selling, no requirements, other than individual interest in hearing some of the progressive changes taking place in American agriculture, by qualified speakers. The Algona Upper Des Moines is handling local arrangements for the affair. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter 3t the oostofiire at Algona. Iowa, Nov. 1, 1032. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1870. AtGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1965 18 Pages - 2 Sections VOL. 100 - NO. 17 Clothing Store Sold Williams Clothing Store at West Bend has been sold to Merle Porter of Buffalo Center, who was formerly a publisher of the Buffalo Center Tribune and prior to that with a printing equipment manufacturer. His wife was at one time employed in the Iowa State Bank at West Bend, and she has relatives in the afea. Former Burt Man Dies In North Dakota BURT - Final rites for a former Burt area resident were held at the Mandan Lutheran church Thursday and Garry Funeral Chapel, Bancroft, at 2 p. m. Saturday. Robert Sydney John, 63, died suddenly at his home at Mandan, North Dakota March 1. "Syd" John, as he was known to all his friends here, was born April 22, 1902 at Maxwell and Jan. 1, 1923 he married Fern Marie Olson and with his bride set up farming in Kossuth county. In 1947, they moved to a ranch near Valley City, No. Dak. Mrs. John died Feb. 12, 1960. His son, Merwyn, now farms the ranch. "Syd" had been engaged in livestock ordering and buying business. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. J. J. John, North wood, two sons, Merwyn, Valley City, No. Dakota; Richard, Fergus Falls, Minn.; and one daughter, Shirley, Mrs. Bill Norton, New Providence, New Jersey. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Harold Hansen, Northwood, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ben Bahling, Burt; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and three children. One son, Donald, gave his life for his country during W. War II. Chapel services Saturday were conducted by Rev. Bruce Colbreath, Burt. Organist was Mrs. Leonard Stenzel and Mrs. Roscoe Mawdsley, Jr., was vocalist. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery, Bancroft. At Grain Meeting Dale Cole, Hobarton elevator manager, and Gerald Haas, spent two days last week in Des Moines at a manager-director roundtable Garfield Twp. Farmer Is Conservationist Of Month &?W?# ?&%• trvVftS HAROLD MONTAG Harold Montag, Garfield township farmer, was elected as Conservation Farmer of the Month by the Kossuth County Soil Conservation District Commissioners at their meeting this month, according to Julius Baas, Chairman, Harold lives two miles south of West Bend. He first started to contour in 1958, when he had ^several gullies that were so large \hat he could not cross them. After contouring the rolling 52 acres on his farm and using a three year rotation, the gullies have healed and he is starting to get good stands of grass in the natural waterways. The Conservation Farmer reports that a lot less water is running down the hills now. Contouring, Harold says, allows water to soak into the soil on the hills and soil losses are cut down to a bare minimum. He further points out that it is hard to measure the amount that contouring increases yield, but there is visible proof there is a reduced loss of top soil. When he first started to contour he had some problems with the corners being too sharp, however, this problem was solved by rounding the corners so that they could be farmed with his machinery. He developed his conservation farm plan on his farm in February 1958, with the assistance of Lyle Riedinger of the Soil Conservation Service, He has been following the same plan on his farm since that time. He plans to add additional conservation practices in the near future, including additional tile drainage, terraces and a new windbreak. The Montag livestock enterprises consist of around 500 feeder pigs, 50 head of cattle and 1200 laying hens. Mr. and Mrs, Montag have a five year old daughter, Teresa, Train's Snow Plow Is Derailed At Swea City A snow plow on a railroad engine was derailed at 11:45 a. m. Thursday four miles west of Swea City. Lynn Pulver, Swea City depot agent, said only the front wheels of the engine jumped the track, The train was back on the track and in action about 6 p. m. After continuing about a mile and a half further west, the engine was derailed again. The train was left overnight and plans were to send a second engine out from Estherville to bring the engine in. Pulver said icing on the tracks caused the difficulty. Local section hands and a truck with personnel from Estherville came Thursday afternoon to get the engine back or; the track. Snow! fun or frustration? £», i I **?•£ * ,&, Rev. Illg, Native Of St. Joe, Rites March 10 ST. JOE - The Rev. Francis J. ILLG, 63, Ogden, a native of St. Joe, died Saturday morning about 3:30 at Boone County Hospital, Boone. He had been there about a week after suffering a fall. Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Ogden, with details to be announced later. The Rev. Father Illg was born and reared at St. Joe and was ordained to the priesthood on April 10, 1932, at Sioux City by the late Bishop Heelan. He served as assistant pastor of the Catholic parish at Granville for six years, then was pastor at Oto four years, at Mallard 11 years and the past 12 years at Ogden. Father Illg is survived by one brother and two sisters, Arthur Illg of St. Joe,,Mrs, Henry Zeimet and Mrs. Frank Droessler, both of Bancroft. Former Algona Woman Passes In California Mrs. Lou Quinlan, 98, resident of Algona many years ago, died at Hollywood, Cal. recently and funeral services and burial rites were held there Feb. 15. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nicoulin, who were well-known Algonans. She was preceded in death by her husband and son, Bill. Two nieces, Mrs. T. F. O'Haire and Mrs. Alice O'Rourke, Des Moines, survive. Democratic Meeting A meeting of the Kossuth county democratic central committee will be held Tuesday, Mar. 9, at 8 p.m. at the Algona Hotel, county chairman Joe Straub announces. Snow can be fun, and then again it isn't! In the photos shown he re, some are enjoying it and some are not, as last week's five-day deluge of white stuff is gradually being cleared from streets and highways. The three young men pictured took advantage of the snow to use their skis. The two girls pictured, names unknown, bundled up and braved the tough going downtown. And in the final photo, one poor soul still had his car half covered with snow in front of the Northwestern Bell Telephone building in Algona, as of last Friday, and he had company further down the street as the photo shows. Suffers Cut Over Eye In Minor Crash Greg Hatch, about 17, Algona, suffered a slight cut over one eye as a result of a one-car accident here Friday evening about ten o'clock. Traveling east, the car he was driving slid on an icy patch and into a bridge. It then slid across the road, blocking traffic for some time. Algona Police Chief Al Boekelman and policeman Pete Jorgenson were called to the scene and handled traffic until Deputy Sheriff Don Wood arrived. The car is owned by Duane Jensen. No report of damages was available. Wayne Keith At F-B Session Wayne Keith, Algona, vice president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, will be one of three Iowa farmers participating in meetings of the American Farm Bureau commodity advisory committees in Chicago Monday and Tuesday of this week. Keith will serve on the livestock committee, Anderson will be on the poultry committee and Westcott will be on the dairy committee. Floyd Turner, Well-Known Painter, Dies Floyd M. (Purl) Turner, 73, well-known painter and lifelong resident of Algona, died early Thursday morning at St. Ann hospital lie re where he had been a patient since Jan. 30. Funeral services for Mr. Turner were held Monday at 1:30 p. in. in the Methodist church, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour officiating. Burial followed at Rivorview cemetery, McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements and six nephews served as pallbearers. Floyd Milton Turner, son of George C. and Martha Miller Turner, was born at Algona, April 28, 1891. He was married to Grace V. Dodds here Aug. 1, 1913 and they have lived here since. He followed the painting trade all of his life. Besides his wife, survivors include three daughters, Marjorie Apple and Ruby (Mrs. Frank Walton), Des Moines, and Pauline (Mrs. Cornie DeKruif), Sheldon; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Dale Nelson Guest Speaker, F-B Banquet Dale Nelson, Iowa Farm Bureau administrative director, will be guest speaker March 22 at a G:45 p. m. "Rural-Urban' banquet at Burt high school. The banquet will be sponsored by Kossuth Farm Bureau with the public relations committee in charge of arrangements. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased from: Hugh Black or Mrs. Bill Dodds, both of Algona, Glenn Clark of Swea City, Wayne Keith of Burt, Swen Larson of Buffalo Center, Mrs. Charles Nygaard of Wesley, Harold Bjustrom of Whittemore, Mrs. Burdette Hoeppner of Lakota, or from any member of the Farm Bureau board of directors. Burt Band Mothers will serve the dinner. Two From Area Succumb; Rites Are Pending Rites for two area persons who died during the weekend are pending at McCullough's Funeral Chapel here. Clara Phillips, sister-in-law of Mrs. R. M. Phillips, Algona, died at St. Ann hospital early Sunday afternoon, a couple of hours after being admitted. She became sick, was taken to the hospital and succumbed. Funeral services for her will be held at Grinnell. Herman Lauck, 76, well-known Whittemore man, died at the hospital at Emmetsburg early Monday morning. Funeral services for him will be held at Whitternore. Rites At Titonka Funeral services for Ernest Schmidt, 84, were held Saturday at Immajmel Lutheran church, Titonka. Mr. Schmidt died at his home at Woden, Wednesday of last week. Survivors include a son, Lowell, and a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Ostermann, both of Woden. Breaks Ankle Alvina Hasse, assistant postmaster at Burt, is resting comfortably at the home of her sister and family, the Wendell Christensens at Wesley, after breaking an ankle Wednesday Market Hog Show The ninth annual Fort Dodge Market Hog Show will be held Saturday, Mar. 27, at the Hormel plant livestock yards there. flood Threat Seen With Massive Snow A flood threat loomed here (as it did in many areas) Sunday when a bright sun and warming temperature readings began to thaw hugh piles of snow deposited on the county during the preceding six days. Fortunately, however, the possibility of more snow Saturday passed in late afternoon during a light rain squall. Snow hit the area again yesterday (Monday). The massive snow pileup creates a potential flood threat if warm weather arrives suddenly. While exact measurement of snow during the week remained a question mark - amounts probably ranged from 12 to 16 inches in Kossuth - and the latest blizzards came on the heels of warm weather which had sent most of the preceding 13 inches rushing toward streams and rivers, sending them out of their banks. The first week of March, 1965, joined other well-known periods in Kossuth weather, including the winter of 1936, with its series of blizzards that continually forced the area into hibernation for about five days. The blizzards were covered by earlier stories in the UDM so here's a resume of happenings during the weekend: Area students went back to school Thursday after a 3-day lay-off, then were let out early that day when it was determined buses would have trouble battling drifts - and they did. A bus from LuVerne went in a ditch near there about 4 p.m. and the front of the vehicle landed in water, but the driver, unidentified, escaped injury. There were no students aboard at the time. There was no school at most schools again Friday. Stores here reported little customer traffic Thursday - and some employees went home early. The Algona-Garrigan District basketball game was postponed again - and played Saturday night. Friday, there were still lots of problems trying to get roads and highways open - due to high winds. The plows opened traffic routes, but the wind closed them right after ' the plows went through. Traffic on state highways was possible, but difficult, and many county roads were impassible. Saturday found state, county and city plows still at work, with winds still managing to close roads after the plows passed. Jacknifed semi-trucks and stalled and just plain stuck cars and trucks, combined with blowing snow, packed snow and drifts, made driving rugged. It was reported plows were called in after noon when little headway could be made. Then came Sunday's thaw. Yes, it was quite a week! And Monday morning a light snow was again falling, now and then. Lu Verne School Bus in Crash; No One Hurt LU VERNE —A 66-passenger Lu Verne School bus, returning to the school after delivering children to their homes Thursday, skidded on ice and went down a 10-foot dredge ditch. No one was injured. Supt. L. B. Shelton said the accident happened on a county gravel road about three miles north and one mile west of Lu Verne. Thus bus was not damaged and the driver, Don Carroll, escaped injury when the bus was whipped around by a high wind on the ice. Getting the large bus back on the road proved to be quite a task and took some time. Schultz Brothers Garage of Algona sent out a wrecker, but a county maintamer and plow had to be used also, Two Mishaps Reported In The Burt Area The rash 01 mishaps (mostly minor) that began in this area about 3 1/2 weeks ago continued during the weekend, with two crashes reported in the Burt area. At 11:55 a.m. Saturday, a car driven by Duwayne F. Gebken, 22, Burt, headed east on highway 222, one-fourth mile west of Burt, struck a car owned by Dennis I. Lee, 30, Ft. Dodge, which was stopped in a ditch. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $150 by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. Thursday at 2:10 p.m., a pickup truck driven by Alvin C. Andreasen, 67, Burt, backed into a car driven by Charles A. Schroeder, 24, Correctionville, on a Burt street. Andreasen stated he could not see the othe^ vehicle due to blowing snow. Damage to the auto was estimated at $200 by Walt Steward, Burt marshal. March Term Of District Court Now On Here The March term of district court opened here after jurors reported at 10 a.m. Monday. At press time, it was not known what case would be heard first, but the docket for the present term includes 17 civil jury, nine criminal, seven equity and non-jury and one motion. JudgeG.W. Stillman will preside during the term. One new case was filed this week. Luther J. Fairbanks, Jr., plaintiff, is seeking to settle a $292.25 account, with KeUey Lbr. Speech Never Given But It Set Off Fireworks Maybe you can blame it on last week's storms, but a speech that was to have been given at' a republican party in Algona, but was never delivered because of cancellation caused by'fhe storm, precipitated a week of charges and counter charges in state political circles. Robert Rigler of New Hampton, leader of the republican minority in the state senate, was to have delivered a major address at a party rally here last Tuesday night at a fund-raising dinner at the Algona Country Club. Copies of his speech were released to press association circles prior to the dinner, as is the custom. Then the dinner was canceled, but the speech began making the public print. Rigler charged that Governor Harold Hughes, state democratic dmirmau Lex Hawkins, and unnamed labor leaders were "dictating legislation" to the state legislature, and that party caucuses were making legislative decisions. This brought a flood of rebuttals, and a number of other state senators, Warren Kruck of Boone, Joseph Coleman of Clarem among them, were quoted on their replies, as well as some state representatives. Coleman, assistant majority leader of the senate, said that there have been no senatorial caucuses in any hotel since Jan. 10, that he had never been in the Federation of Labor office in Des Moines. Kruck said that Rigler's remarks were "strictly hog-wash" and that of all democratic caucuses he had attended, neither Hughes nor Hawkins attended. By this week the controversy was dimming, but it goes to show that - •• speech that was never made can be good for considerable mileage.

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