The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 18, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 18, 1965
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BY RUSS WALLER Bill Finn says that the use of "baker's dozen" had an interesting beginning. In the time of Henry VII, in the Middle Ages in England, the king beheaded any baker whose bread did not conform to the fixed weights for bread loaves. To avoid this hazard, bakers added an extra load to each dozen they sold, making the total 13 Instead of 12, which came to be known as the "Baker's Dozen." Bill points out that even as seemingly an innocent business as a bakery can have its hazards, at least in the days of Henry VII. He added that people still want to take off his head on occasions, but usually In the mayor's court, * * * The passing of Gus SJogren from the local scene removed a very kindly man, a mellow man, and a man who gave a lot to many years ago, and perhaps unacknowledged. He and his partner, Oliver Moe, operated one of the last of the old- time grocery and meat businesses here. They ran charge accounts. Inroads of cash-and- carry and super markets, eventually closed the old Moe & SJogren grocery in the thirties ... and because they extended credit In the depression, there were a good many credit accounts on the books never paid, but they kept people alive. If those five chairs In the Smoke Shop could only talk, they could tell many a tale. * * * One area elevator manager woke up with a start when he found that his $28 advertising bill for a half page in the telephone directory, was 'PER MONTH and not for the year. The Sage of State Street remarks that his wife has been on a reducing diet for several weeks .. .so HE lost three pounds. * * * Notice how many bachelors there are in this year's legislative session ... If their home town gals couldn't get 'em, maybe the belles of Des Moines can I * * * Roger Linde of Swea City, one of the 40 from the midwest making a goodwill jaunt to South America (with Algona's Gerald Frankland Kyle Keith), had a two-column story on the trip in a recent Swea City Herald issue . . . , they left Miami at 8 p. m. and had breakfast in Lima, Peru . .. brother, that's traveling ... on one plane, the pilot found out Roger had done some flying of his own, so asked him to sit in the cockpit ... the group visited one beach and estimated that 250,000 people were enjoying the sand and water . . . a soccer stadium visited had seating capacity for 220,000 . . . so they do things in a pretty big way down there, too. * * * Famous Last Line - It Isn't the minutes you take at the table that are adding those pounds, it's the seconds I Burt Telephone Co. Re-Elects The Burt Telephone Company Tuesday re-elected two board members to three-year terms. Ray McWhorter and Frank Ryerson were re-elected and Ray Dremmel was re-elected as president of the board, Other officials re-elected were Ray McWhorter, vice president, and Mrs. Wallace Hawcott, secretary-treasurer, • Charles Spry was re-hired as lineman, and operators also rehired included Opal Waltman, Mrs. James Woltz and Mrs. Charles Spry. Relief operators are Mrs. Anne Riemers, Mrs. Mary Schrader and Mrs. Jack Trunkhill. The board discussed the forthcoming dial change-over and it was reported Oct. 1 had been set for the switch. Other members of the telephone board are Russell Pater son and Wallace Hawcott. Road It for mor* NEWS - S«« It for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS Igona Upper Be* >*\, ^ ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as jecond claw matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1965 14 Pages in One Section VOL. 100 - NO. 20 Sue Bode Is North Iowa Girl Scout Contestant In Council Here Mar. 26-27 Music Event Saturday afternoon, March 20, Sue Bode, 17, will represent Garrigan high school, Algona, as a contestant in the Contest .for the Young People's Concert at Clarke College, Dubuque. The contest is sponsored by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra to encourage talented young musicians in the area. It is open to students in, three Categories: piano violin, and truinpet. Miss Bode will play the first movement of Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 for piano. Her teacher Sister Virginia Marie, PBVM, will assist at a second piano with the orchestra part. The winner of the contest will receive a cash prize of $50.00 and will appear as soloist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra in a special Young People's Concert scheduled for Wednesday. March 31, 1965, at 3:00 P.M. in Terrence Donoghoe Hall, Clarke College. In preparation .for the contest, Sue will be presented in audition with Sister Mary Eleanor, PBVM, at Ryan, Iowa, on Tuesday, March 16. Sister Mary Eleanor has obtained master degrees in both piano and theory from the American Conservatory in Chicago. Susan's father, Roland Bode, Is president of the Algona Corn Belt Chorus of SPEBSQSA. Concert Band ' At AHS To Give Concert The 125 piece Algona high school concert band, under the direction of Russell C. Guster, will present its annual Winter concert Tuesday, March 23, in the high school auditorium at 8. Program - Morning Band: — Brighton Beach, Porgy and Bess, Malaguena, Beguine for Band and Trumpets Up; Afternoon Band; Golden Jubilee, Streets of Athens, Marche Slave, Blue Fantasy and the Unsinkable Molly Brown, CORN • SOYBEAN CLINIC THURSDAY MARCH 18 9:30 A. M. to 3:30 P. M. V.F.W. HALL ALGONA Free lunch at Noon Mr, Farmer — Don't Miss It I Final preparations are underway for a conference in Algona of the North Iowa Girl Scout Council, which about 250 Scouts are expected to attend. The conference will be held March 26 and 27. The theme- will be "Bridges - U. S. A." The conference will open with registration and films at Bryant school from 4:30 to 6 p. m. Friday, followed by group singing. A banquet will be held at the Methodist church, starting at 7 p, m. The address of welcome will be presented by Mayor William J. Finn, with the response offered by Cindy Reding, general Girl Scout chairman of the event. Also on the program that evening will be a panel discussion of foreign students from Madagascar, Brazil and India, who will tell of their first impressions of the United States. The evening will conclude with foreign and American folk dancing. Saturday, workshops will emphasize the theme, on "Knit a Bridge to Leisure" will be Mrs. Leo Hansen of Algona, with knitting tips for the more advanced knitter. Irving VanHaaf- ten, art teacher at Algona high school, will present "Pop and Op' are in", a lecture and informal discussion on today's art. Dr. Robert Brindley, psychiatrist, will present a look at today's moral standards. Rod Ricklefs of Algona, will present the "International Bridge" with a discussion on his summer last year in Chile. Mrs. Audrey Olson will teach new songs to take home, Mrs. Marg Fuller will present fun foods for tent or trail. Mrs. Elizabeth Jones will present the rights and wrongs of teaching songs. Mrs. Vernon Rottler will present "Crossroads Iowa", on inexpensive trips to be taken in Iowa. Mrs. R. C. Keithahn will speak on "Bridging Home and Career." The workshops will conclude with Lyle Kelley, who will speak on "Spanning your Mental Horizon." Saturday afternoon, a panel will be presented on "Successful Women who were Former Scouts", and a demonstration on national and international opportunities in scouting. The events will conclude with a graduation ceremony. General chairman of the event is Mrs. Paris Miner, who urges anyone who has a room to contact Mrs. Max Bartholomew or Mrs. Don Hemmingsen, if they^ can sleep a guest overnight FfP day. The guest should be picked up at the Methodist church at 10:30 Friday evening and will enjoy breakfast at the host home. Others on the committee in charge include Mrs. LesKenyon, Mrs. D. K. Chlquet, Mrs. Mildred Boeckholt and Mrs. Mary Long. Jan Wagner is hospitality chairman, with. Gail Bartholomew, housing chairman. Annual Audit, Guard Unit, Is Completed The complete annual audit and inventory at the National Guard armory, Battery B, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 194th Artillery, was conducted yesterday (Wed.). Sgt. Robert Moritz had sent in a complete report prior to March 11. All property and books of the local contingent were inspected. Major Wesley J. Warner of Humboldt assisted and Capt. Howard Stephenson, commanding officer, who is responsible for all supplies and property here, made verification at the conclusion of the inventory and audit. The local Guard will have its annual general inspection April 29, which will be conducted by Lt. Col. Charles L. Elslander of the 5th U. S. Army Headquarters in Chicago. At about 7 p.m., the training phase will start, and all personnel of the contingent are required to be present. Some of the members drive from as far as Des Moines to be counted as present. The public is cordially invited to attend this phase of the inspection. This is one of four important events at the local armory. Others include the command maintenance, the annual audit and inventory, and the annual active-duty training, which this year will be conducted at Camp Ripley, Minn., with tentative dates set for July 31, with train- Ing at the camp for two weeks. Other batteries in this battalion include Storm Lake, Humboldt, Spencer and EstherviUe. Fractures Leg In Fall From Farm Haymow Walter Tapper, Buffalo Center farmer, was taken to Buffalo Center hospital after breaking his leg Tuesday in a fall in the haymow at his farm home. Tapper was tying the hayloft door closed with the hay rope when the rope broke and he fell to baled hay piled on the floor below. Tapper knew his leg was broken but went down the ladder from the hayloft and walked to the house. The Tapper car was not at home, so a neighbor. Mrs. Wilbur Meinders, took Mr. and Mrs. Tapper to the hospital. The break is above the ankle, and Tapper was expected to be hospitalized for several days. Pallbearers Funeral services forG.A. (Gus SJogren) 82, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran church here. The obituary in detail was carried in Tuesday's Upper pes. Moines^with.the-ex- ception of the list of pallbearers which were not available at press time. .Pallbearers were Wm. Finn, Robert Laing, Mike Loss, Max King, James Esser and Paul Ost winkle. C. R. Schoby New President, Kossuth TB The Kossuth County Tuberculosis and Health Assn. met at the Algona Hotel March 12 for the annual meeting. C.R.Schoby was elected as new president. It was announced that the county would have the mobile x-ray units in the first two weeks of October to x-ray everyone over 18 years of age. Campaign results for the half of the county are as follows: Towns - Algona, $805.50, Mrs. Vincent Esser; LuVerne, $66.50, Mrs. Wm. Bigings; Titonka, Mrs. Bonno Schutter, $172.82; Wesley, $107.50, Anna Flom; Whittemore, $86.50, Mrs. Victor Perkins. Townships - Buffalo, $108.50, Mrs. Carl Callis; Cresco, $82.74, Mrs. Merle Teeter; Garfield, $78, Mrs. Ernst Habeger; Irvington, $83, Mrs. Howard Raneyj Lotts Creek, $58.50, Mrs. Leo Kollasch; LuVerne, $51.50, Mrs. E. Kubly; Plum Creek, $62, Mrs. Robt. Harrison; Portland, $93.50, Mrs. Harold Becker; Prairie, $55.50, Mrs. August Studer; Sherman,$57.58, Mrs. Alvin Weber; Riverdale, $66,42, Mrs. Hubert O'Brien; Union, Mrs. John Rich, $66.25; Wesley, $88, Lois Bentele; Whittemore, $37, Mrs. Carman Adams. "Little Women" 1$ Slated Here On March 30 The play "Little Women" Is in rehearsal at Algona high school, with Elmer H. Sonksen director of drama. There are no reserved seats, but tickets will be on sale starting March 24, The cast includes; Barry Watkins, Sally Bay, Becky Dailey, Cheryl Rusk, Kitty Hardgrove, Cindy Cowan, Ann Bohannon, Mike Stillman, Dave Agena, John Snyder, Phil Taylor and Trudy Alt. Ownership Of Livermore Bank Changes Hands Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hamm have announced that arrangements have been completed for the sale of their interest in the Livermore State Bank to John E. Rowles, of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Rowles will succeed Hamm as president of the bank, and together with his wife, will succeed Mr. and Mrs. Hamm on the board of directors. Rowles is vice president of Union Trust & Savings Bank in Fort Dodge, and will continue in that capacity in addition to the presidency of the Livermore State Bank. With Mr. Hamm's resignation, Rowles stated that Robert L. Wilson, present cashier of the Livermore State Bank, would be the managing officer, and that all other personnel would remain the same. School Board Talks With Architect Members of the board of education of the Algona Community School District talked with Cliff Prall of Des Moines Monday night during a regular meeting at the high school. The discussion was in connection with Mr. Prall's offer of his firm's architectural services for the anticipated school building expansion here in the next few years. An executive session followed the regular meeting. Recent damage by vandals at .the high school has been estimated by insurance adjusters, with the amount, $550.80, covered by insurance. The board made one decision that probably will not be popular with too many students. Due to the loss of 6 1/2 days of school during recent blizzards, it has been decided students will return to classes Monday, Apr. 19, the day after Easter - thereby losing that free day. However, they still wound up 5 1/2 ahead. All classes in the district will be dismissed this Friday, March 19, allowing teachers to attend the annual district convention of the Iowa State Education Assn. at Webster City - and Tuesday afternoon, March 23, teachers from public schools from around the county will assemble here to participate in a conference on audio-visual aids. Schools here will be let out at 2:30 p.m. Home Federal Awarded Decree In Court Here Home Federal Savings and Loan Assn. of Algona was granted a judgment and decree of foreclosure by Judge G. W. Stillman in district court here this week in a matter pertaining to real estate owned by Floyd R. Montgomery et al. A total of $3,454.31 was due on a mortgage, so a personal judgment was decreed and sale of enough of the premises to satisfy the plaintiff's judgment allowed. The counter-claimant, Marilyn Richman, was granted a divorce from the plaintiff, Willis Richman, also by Judge Stillman. A property agreement agreed upon earlier was allowed. One new case was filed. Iowa Finance Co., plaintiff, is seeking a balance of $408.84 from Donald E. and Ann Niles, defendants, for settlement of a promissory note. Amos Meyer Now State Farm Rep, Amos Meyer has accepted appointment as an additional representative for the State Farm Insurance Companies in the Algona area. He will office with the present representative of the companies, Jim St. John at 112' No. Thorington. Except for four vears snent in Decorah, Amos has lived in the Lotts Creek and Algona area most of his life. He was graduated from the Algona high Quickie Storm Dumps 10 Inches New Snow John Claude Regional Mgr., Telephone Firm John L. Claude, Jr. of Algona, has been appointed regional manager for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in an area which will include Humboldt, Bradgate, Gilmore City, Bode, Ottosen, Livermore and the surrounding territory, according to W. L. Wade, district manager. Tills expands the present area of his reponsibility which includes the towns and surrounding territory of Algona, Bancroft, Lakota, LuVerne, Wesley and Whittemore. In the new area. Claude replaces K. C. Farrell, who has accepted a position in the plant department of the firm at Des Moines, Wade said. A native of Sioux City, Claude graduated from Central high school there before joining the Air Force in 1943. He started with the telephone company in Sioux City in 1946 after leaving the service and held positions in construction, maintenance \ -and sales work before beingpromoted to manager at Algona in 1954. At Algona, he is a member and past president of the Rotary Club and the Algona Industrial Development Corp. He is a member of and has held various chairmanships with the Chamber of Commerce there. A member of the First Lutheran church in Algona, Claude is also a past council member and treasurer of the church. Claude and his wife, Darlene, have four sons - all teenagers. They will continue to live in Algona. South Kossuth Cancer Group Plans Kick-Off MRS. HOOVER The kick-off meeting of the south Kossuth chapter of the American Cancer Society will be held at the Algonquin room of the Colonial Motel here at 2p.m. March 24. Supplies will be given to all workers and their chairmen for efforts in the Crusade fund drive, which will start April 1. April has been designated nationally as Cancer Month. Crusade chairman for the chapter Is Mrs. Ted Hoover, Jr., whose husband farms near Titonka. She Is the mother of four children, Sandra, 14, Ted, 12, Terry, 8, and Conna, 7. Mrs. Hoover, is in her eighth year as a 4-H leader. A graduate of State College of Iowa, Cedar Falls, she taught school in Titonka for two years. She has served as county secretary of the Kossuth Federation of Women's Clubs, has taught Sunday School in the Titonka Methodist church, is a former vice- president of the Titonka P.T.A., and is a member of a homemakers club. She is presently serving as Martha of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Hoover urges all workers and chairmen of the Crusade to be present at this meeting. President of the south Kossuth chapter is Mrs. Clifford Anfinson of Wesley. Frances Anderson will be present JOHN CLAUDE Lem Stockwell, Titonka, Dies Monday, Britt Lemuel F. Stockwell, 55, Titonka, died at Hancock Memorial hospital, Britt, Monday. He had been ill for several weeks. He was born at Ledyard May 21, 1909, the son of Adalbert and Priscilla Lasker Stockwell and was married Jan. 9, 1928 to Louise Callies at Algona. They had made their home at Titonka. He was a Kossuth county road employee for 30 years. He Is survived by his wife; four children, Jerald, Oakdale, Cal., Mrs. Pete Haines (Patricia), Titonka, Mrs. William Anderson (Priscilla), Azores, and Lee, Pocahontas; eight grandchildren; a brother, Gale, Algona; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Jennings, Iowa City, and Mrs. pavid Gouge, Algona. He was preceded in, death by his parents, three sisters and one brother. Funeral services are being held Thursday (today) at Good Hope Lutheran church, with Rev. A. F. Gertsmann officiating. Burial will be at Good Hope cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Kockler, Dale Helmers, Ray Baade, Urban Neuroth, Orville Weiland and George Smith. Honorary pallbearers, Paul Tienan and John Rode. OMVIMalter Here Delayed By Blizzard Three witnesses, Patrolman Tom Cogdall and policemen James Voigt and Pete Jorgenson, were the first witnesses called in the OMVI trial of the State of Iowa vs. Thomas Sampson in district court here Tuesday. Jurors, who began hearing testimony, were called and told not to report Wednesday after several called the county clerk's office and said they could not make it due to the area's latest blizzard. They were slated to report again this morning (Thursday) at 9 a. m. when the trial was to continue. Jurors selected Monday included Gordon Bolllg, Henry Looft, Erma W. Lichter, Henry Weber, Martin Meyer, Esther Jentz, Joe Ezarskl, RubyWolter, Donovan Studer, Dorothy Piugel, Frances Capesius and Leonalla- beger. County Attorney Gordon Wia- kel is representing the state and McMahon and Cassel are attorneys for the defendant, who was arrested here In October, charged with OMVI and bound over to district court by Mayor Bill Finn. Schools Close; Now 35 Inches Snow, March St. Patrick's Day, 1965, joined Armistice Day, 1940, in the weather annals of Kossuth county when the latest in a series of blizzards here made the days very similar. When lots of heavy snow arrived here during the night Tuesday and wee hours Wednesday, schools were closed all around the area for the umpteenth time this winter - and all kinds of scheduled meetings, etc. were postponed. This latest blizzard deposited 8-10 inches of new white stuff on an already snow-weary area. While the measurement was not official, according to the weather station at KLGA, no one wanted to argue the amount. Algona's streets - and many surrounding highways and county roads - were a mess. The third heavy snowfall here since Feb. 11, raising the total snowfall here in slightly over a month to about 35 inches, resulted in plenty of work for city, county and state snow plows and other snow removal equipment. Much of the traffic here was on foot - and with cars and trucks stuck at vital intersections, especially in the residential areas of the city, many persons who might have been able to drive to work, walked because they couldn't get cars around blocked areas. Some wind accompanied the latest storm - but compared to the earlier blasts when high winds whipped snow around for several days, it was considerably less. Forecasters predicted more snow (oh, goody) Wednesday, say- Ing light snow during the day would be followed by heavier amounts that night - and some stated another large amount is due this weekend, so it appears spring will be a little late this year. Travel on main highways was permitted (and possible) early Wednesday, but certainly not a pleasure, according to persons arriving here from other areas. There were no immediate reports of damage to utility or telephone equipment as apparently we were again lucky on that count. Temperature readings were expected to dip again - with the highs and lows during the next 10 days expected to be 5-10 degrees below normal - but then what has been normal about this winter ? Here are the week's readings- read them and weep: March March March March March March March 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 H 32 36 39 37 37 35 - L 19 11 25 19 24 20 24 S 1" 3/4" 1/4" 8-10" Find 8 Cases Tuberculosis In County The number 01 Known active cases of tuberculosis in Kossuth County at the end of 1964 was 8, Dr. Ralph H. Heeren, director of tuberculosis control for the State Department of Health, said this week. There were no new cases reported in the county during the year and inactive cases of the disease totalled 17. More than 300 new cases were reported throughout the state. Fractures Ankle Mrs. Don Smith, ST., Algona, fell from a stairway in her home here last Wednesday afternoon and fractured her right ankle. The ankle was set at St. Ann hospital, a cast applied and she is now recuperating at home.

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