The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 25, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 25, 1965
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BY RUSS WALLER * * * The two-man world orbit of the Gemini spacecraft brings to mind the story of the colored woman who wanted to ride the merry- go-round at the fair. Her husband finally gave in and bought her a ticket so she got on and went round and round for several minutes. The merry-go-round finally stopped and she stepped down at the same place where she got on. "Now honey,"said her husband, "you had your ride, but where you been?" The Fred Kents were slated to get home early this wtek from their winter in Florida but so far haven't arrived . . . maybe held up by all that marching down in Alabama? The Swea City Lions are again sponsoring their annual Variety Show on April 2, at the Swea City school, and anyone wishing to enter acts should contact R. Thomas Barnes, president of the club. Competition is open to all types of amateurs. Offset production of newspapers continues to expand . . . the latest paper in Iowa planning the conversion is at Jefferson. And at the University of Missouri, a new web offset press has been Installed for publication of the student newspaper . . .There were 60 dailies which converted to offset in 1964, the largest being at Oklahoma City. Now that our school system has interviewed several architects with regard to a new school building program here, perhaps one of these times we can get around to having a public vote on the matter to make it all legal.. . it would seem to us that interviewing architects before public approval of a new bond issue which would be necessary is putting the cart before the horse. Two of the most avid gin rummy players in the area are Barney Frankl and Arnie Rlcklefs, and out at Las Vegas they are having a national championship gin runny tournament... two of the entries? Barney Frankl and Arnie Ricklefs, now in attendance there. Read It for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS Slgona ®pper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ns *rrond Jo A o. N" 1 . ] J*.'M2. At' : H i .-,1 Algonn. M.iti I. .f IK"'.' ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1965 16 Pages — 1 Sections VOL. 100 - NO. 22 Assign Clubs For 4-H Mrs. Hoffman Club Day Here April 3 Rites Are Held 6 Car Mishaps, 2 Injuries Club assignments for the annual Kossuth 4-H Day in Algona, to be held Saturday, April 3, were announced this week by Bill Steele, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of county 4-H members will be in to\vn that day, the county boys and girls presidents will serve as honorary mayors of the city and club officers will l« present in stores assigned to their clubs to give an explanation of activities. Girl's clubs will be at the following stores: Algona AOK, Finn's Bakery; Bancroft Busy Bees, Home Federal; Blue and White, Sheakleys; Buffalo Boosters, Harrison's, Burt Blue Birds, Penney's; Cresco Chums, Graham's; Eagle-ettes, Foster's; Fenton Forwards, Rusk's; Garfield Gems, Honsbruch's; Greenwood Girls, Saiter's; Ir- vlngton Ideals, S & L. Lakota Luckies, Shilts Shoe Store; Lone Rock Lively Rockets, Wiltgen Jewelers; Lotts Creek Lassies, Sharp's; Lu- Verne Live Wires, Chrischilles store; Plum Creek Elite, Mocle- O-Day; Riverdale Rustlers 1, Read's; Riverdale Rustlers ^11, North la. Sewing Machine; Seneca Stars, Bomgaars; U-Go-I- Enters Plea Of Not Guilty To Embezzlement Lutz Duerr, 21, Algona, entered a not guilty plea in Fort Dodge Police Court Monday morning to a charge of embezzlement of $1,000 to $1,500 from Hall's Auto Parts and was bound over to the Webster County Grand Jury. He remained in Webster County jdil in lieu of $1,500 bond. Duerr first appeared in court at Fort Dodge Saturday morning, but was given until Monday to consult an attorney. Monday he said he wanted the court to appoint him a counsel. Judge Herbert Bennett informed him that this would be done. Four Cases The Hobarton Coop Elevator is plaintiff in four account matters filed in district court here this week. Defendants are Ronald Warner, $376.31; George Kain, $108.99; Ronald Peck, $332.48; and Clarence Daubeck, $112.25. Our hats are off to the insurance men of Algona. They are, as a group, probably the earliest risers in the community, and you can see three or four of them sliding in and out of the post- office well before 8 a.m. * * * That federal case against a Des Moines tractor and equipment firm which claimed a big tax deduction for "entertaining county officials" must have some of the recipients of the various trips shaking in their boots . . . if the names of those who took advantage of the fishing expeditions and sporting event trips are ever disclosed, it'll be a mild earthquake, statewide. * * + At the height of the storm, Ray Langfitt, who announced the opening of the Drive-In Theatre in last Thursday's paper, for Friday, March 26, had a phone call. The caller suggested that perhaps Ray could offer free admission "if you bring your own shovel." * * * In case you didn't know it, it isn't the robin which is usually the first bird to arrive in spring. According to the bird migration calendar, the first bird to return from the south (the feathered kind of bird, we mean) is the horned lark, and the marsh hawk is rieht behind. Then the robin. * * * What's good for the children is good for mom and pop. "Adult education will continue as long as kids have homework". * * * The average American is bombarded with 100,000 Ibs. of rain and snow a year. * * * Famous Last Line - 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2,1... Go, Frederick Hdwe.; Union Alethean, Bjustrom's Valley Farmerette's, North la. Appliance; Wesley Wizards, National Food. Boys will be at the following: Aggressive Lads, Carson's; Algona Club, SchultzBros.; Buffalo Boys, Klein's Farm Supply; Burt Bombers, Ernie Williams, John Deere; Cresco Boys, Security State Bank; Eagle Wildcats, Zender's; Fenton Progressors, Joe Bradley Equipment; Garfield Hustlers, Hutzell's; Grant Hustlers, Fareway store; Greenwood Boys, Gambles; Lotts Creek Leaders, No. Cent. Pub. Service Co. LuVerne Eager Beavers, Tom's TV; Plum Creek, Taylor Motor; Prairie Future Farmers, Kossuth Motor; Ramsey Boys, Iowa State Bank; St. Joe Trojans, Taylor Implement; Seneca Progressive Farmers, Coast-To-Coast; Swea-Harri- ison, Federal Land Bank; Union Boys, Jack's OK Tire Service; Wesley Boys, Hub Clothiers; and Whittemore Boys, BuscherBros. Clubs will set up displays at the sites listed above and will have representatives present at all times. Former Algona Folks Purchase Ozark Resort Mr. and Mrs. Harold Long, former Algona- area residents who moved to California last year, have purchased the Blue Summit resort at Osage Beach on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. They will operate the family type resort themselves. It is a completely modern lay-out and is on the main arm of Lake of the Ozarks. Open House At Farmers Service Manager Merton Ross of Farmers Service Center announces that Saturday, March 27, is the date for the Center's big open house. A special feature of the open house will be the Queen of Iowa Soil Conservation, Miss Sherry Teachout of Farragut, Iowa, who will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free ham or cheese sandwiches will be served Here Wednesday On SnOW, Ice Packed Roads Funeral services for Mrs. Karl Hoffman, 63, wife of Dr. Karl Hoffman, well-known Algona dentist, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery here and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were John Kohlhaas, Gene Hood, Wen French, Ray Anderson, Dr. H. C. Aillaud and Dr. C. M. O'Connor. Mrs. Hoffman was found dead early Sunday morning by Dr. Hoffman at their home here. Lucy M. Harig, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Carman Harig, was born July 12, 1901 at St. Benedict and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was married to Dr. Karl Hoffman at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here Nov. 4, 1926. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Iowa State Dental Society Auxiliary. Her husband is a past president of the Iowa Dental Association. Besides her husband, survivors include a daughter, Joan (Mrs. Alfred C. DeCrane), Bronxville, N. Y.; six grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Phil Kohlhaas and Rose Scanlan, Algona, and Mrs. Anna Lickteig, Cresco. She was preceded in death by an infant son. Guilty Verdict In OMVI; New Case Started A district court jury returned a sealed verdict o£ guilty in the State of Iowa vs. Thomas Sampson OMVI case at 9 p.m. Tuesday. The jury went out to consider the case, after testimony of witnesses, Tuesday afternoon. Foreman of the Jury was Joe Ezarski. Sentence in the matter will be given Friday by Judge G. W. Stillman, who is presiding during the current term of court. Jurors were ordered to report at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and while it was not certain which case would be heard, it is possible a jury would be selected to hear the State vs. Orville Coon, a forgery matter. Coon was arrested Jan. 5 at Sioux Rapids. Extension Council Named Pictured above are members of the 1965 Kossutli county Extension council, reports Galen L^Valois, county Extension director. The council is responsible for helping to plan and carry out an educational program in agriculture, home economics, 4-H and community and public affairs. Left to right, standing, LeRoy Janssen, Lincoln; Lawrence Lewis, Ledyard; Robert Boleneus, Wesley; Herman Tjarks, German; Lloyd Thorson, Eagle; W. H. Bosworth, Cresco; Eugene Lampe, Greenwood; Art Person, Burt; Bernard Thilges, Riverdale; Albert Banwart, Garfield; Clarence Siemer, Irvington; and Eryin Borchardt, Fenton. Left to right, seated, Mrs. Fred Behrends, Hebron; Mrs. Randall Clark, Plum Creek; Mrs. Melvin Pompe, Lotts Creek; and Mrs. Orville Thoreson, Swea. The officers have been pictured earlier. They are Karl Knls- holin, Union, chairman; Wayne Lynch, Seneca, vice-chairman; Mrs. Albert Johnson, Prairie, secretary; and Mrs. August Brandt, Harrison, treasurer. Also not pictured are Erwin Eden, Buffalo; Gerald Pedersen, Grant; Francis Shorey, LuVerne; Glenn Larsen, Portland; Dennis Rustemier, Ramsey; John Pergande, LuVerne; and Harold Poppen, Whittemore. Around \\ Vehicle Damage Monday Alone Two persons sustained slight injuries as auto mishaps continued to plague the county's icy streets, roads and highways Monday, and a total of six mishaps were investigated in the area. Many cars were carrying flags or strips of cloth on car aerials to announce their presence at snow piled intersections. Arthur E. Wirtjes, 43, Lakota, suffered abrasions on his right knee and Relzine L. Householder, 48, Lone Rock, sustained a neck injury, and according to accident reports, neither was taken to a hospital. Wirtjes was hurt when his auto and a car driven by Clarice J. Wibben, 32, Buffalo Center, collided at 8:25 a.m. 2 1/4 miles east of Lakota on highway 9. The Wirtjes vehicle had stopped and was making a right turn on the highway at the time. Mr. Wirtjes said he didn't see the other car approaching. Damage to the cars was estimated at $550 by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Wood also investigated the 2- car crash in which the Lone Rock lady was hurt. It occurred at 12:40 p.m. 2 3/4 miles north and seven miles west of Algona on a county blacktop road. The Householder auto and a car driven by Wilmer H. Wichtendahl, 50, also of Lone Rock, collided in a narrow snow cut on the road, resulting in $225 damage to the vehicles. Zeno W. Reising, 28, Wesley, was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way when his auto and another driven by Matthew J. Platt, 43, Algona, collided at the intersection of Call and Hall streets here at 1:45 p.m. It was snowing and icy, according to police who investigated and estimated damage to the vehicles at $500. Joseph T. Graham, 49, Burt, was charged with failing to signal properly after his auto and a truck, driven by John E. Mescher, 21, also of Burt, collided there at 8:20 a.m. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $275 by Marshal Walt Steward who investigated. A total of $800 damage resulted when a car driven by Arthur B. Hall, 75, and a truck driven by John P. Krost, 25, both of Minneapolis, collided at 12:30 p.m. 1 1/4 miles north of Lakota on highway 169. Mr. Hall drove into a snow bank where the highway was narrow with drifts and the rear of the auto swung into the path of the truck. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated. Police investigated when cars driven by Linda S. Adams, 18, Whittemore, and Gene R. Frankl, 17, Irvington, collided at 3:57 p.m. on the St. Ann hospital driveway here. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $500 and it was snowing and icy at the time. Meanwhile, clean-up of the latest blizzard, which dumped about 14 inches of snow, blown by 70 mile per hour winds, on the county last week, continued. Dies At Fentor Albert Schwarzenbach, former town marshal at Fenton, died Tuesday night at his home. He had been ill for several months. Funeral arrangements are pending. Dies In Calif, Mrs. W. R. (Nettie Price) Grove, 78, died March 18 at Riverside, Calif. She was the eldest daughter of the late Henry and Hattie Price and was born and reared in Wesley. Surviving are her husband, three brothers, Charlie and Harold Price, Wesley; George, and a sister, Agnes, both of Missoula, Mont. hours v\ e Im'sil.r., tlms eliniiiut- iiic the Uiu.ei "I a i li'-spir.iil fire. Monda\ moi'inim, crews N>- gan work luuliiu; ttie KIIOA ,uid cleanup a |P\\ out-hint; alk>\.s in the city. State crews wnikoil [rum 3 to 3:30 a.m. until late at ni^ht many days last wcok. H\ Monday morning, all of tlu> state roads in the counts were open to two-way traffic. Monday, county crews had opened the main arteries in the county, but in some areas they were still open to one-way traffic. Many side-roads were blocked by drifts, in which case the fanner could go only one direction from his home. In many cases, this necessitated going around a complete section to go in the direction he wished to travel. In the north part of the county, some of the roads were still completely closed. Mrs. Behrends Of Lone Rock Dies Sunday LONE ROCK - Mrs. Lizzie Behrends, 79, Lone Rock, died Sunday at 8 a. m. at the Heritage Home in Bancroft. She had been sick for several years. Mrs. Behrends was born Sept. 27, 1885 at Watseka, 111. and attended school at Crescent City, 111. She was married In 1902 to Ornie Behrends at Danford, 111. After marriage they farmed near Danford and moved to Ringsted, then to the Bancroft, Swea City and Algona areas. They retired to Algona in 1945. Mr. Behrends preceded her in death August 13, 1948. A daughter, Leona and Son, Gary, also preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Dettman Nielson, Sunberg, Minn., and seven sons, Seibelt Behrends, Emmetsburg, Joseph Behrends, Sunberg, Minn., Ornie Behrends, Lone Rock, Vincent, Topeka, Kansas, Byron of Thompson, La Verne of Kansas City, Mo., and Roy Behrends, Mason City. She also raised three children of Mrs. Bergerson's who are Mrs. Joseph' Knapp, Los Angeles, Mrs. Roy Roberts, Spirit Lake, and Jerry Bergerson, Portland, Ore. Two brothers, Walter DeMarse, Florida and Byron DeMarse, Watseka, 111., and one sister Bernice Sorshae, Florida, also survive, besides 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Behrends was a member of the First Baptist church, Algona. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor F. C. Preul, Fenton, at the Presbyterian charch, Lone Rock, with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Algona, with Garry Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers were Leo Ramus, Jim Long, Ralph Bierstedt, Merwin Marlow, Wm. Knoll and Louie Heerdt. 426 HOURS OF SNOW CLEARING TIME A check with Jegs Lashbrook, head of the street department, and records of Cit\ Clerk Dave Smith revealed ttiat last week seven regular employees of the street department put in a total of 372 hours plowing streets and alleys to clear the snow. Three extra men were employed, who put in a total of 5-1 hours. Two- front-end loaders were secured from Evercls Brothers Construction and Reding Excavating to supplement city equipment. The crews were out by 3 or 3:30 a.m. almost every morning. One of the first items on the work agenda was clearing alleys in the downtown section for fire trucks in case of lire. This was completed in the early morning Burned, Little Girl Listed Now As Fair Little Sheila Hannover, 1 1/2 year old daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hannover, Whit- ternore, who was burned by hot grease at the family's home Wed- nesda> afternoon, March ~ 17, during Uie latest blUzard, was listed In fair condition at St. Ann hospital here Tuesday morning. It took snow plows almost 171/2 hours to get her to the hospital here, due to drifting snow, which resulted in the plows becoming stuck and unable to complete the trip until the following morning. Another patient, taken to the local hospital during the storm, Steve Loss, who was suffering with a blood clot, was in fail- condition here Tuesday morning, then transfered to a Rochester, Minn, hospital the same day. Bob Feller Will Feature Garrigan Sport Banquet BOB FELLER One of the major league baseball greats of all times, Bob Feller, who signed a Cleveland Indian contract while a high school student at Van Meter and later hung up all sorts of records during a career that spanned 21 years, will be the featured speaker at the annual Garrigan high school Booster Club Banquet here next Thursday, April 1. Feller's acceptance of an offer to speak here was announced this week by Fr. Francis Conway, Garrigan supt., and Bill Brennan, athletic director. This year's banquet will offer one angle that is entirely new. Anyone interested in hearing Mr. Feller's talk may do so without attending the dinner, which will precede the program at 6:30 p. m. The combination dinner-program ducat is being sold for $2.50, while a ticket for the program only may be obtained for $1. All lettermen and cheerleaders at Garrigan during the past year will be honored by coaches of the individual sports - and toastmaster for the event will be Fr. Frank Brady, one of the wittiest around. The program promises to be one of the best since the banquet was first held. To older baseball fans, Bob Feller needs no introduction. His first introduction to baseball came from his father, who used to catch his fast pitches on the family farm at Van Meter. Feller's signing with the Indians was followed by a tremendous career, which was interrupted during World War II while he served in the U. S. Navy aboard the battleship Wisconsin. He returned to the Indians after the war - and while chalking up all kinds of strikeout records managed to hurl three no- hitters (including one job against the feared Yanks) and a batch of one-hit games. He retired after the 1956 season and is now owner of an insurance firm in Cleveland. Feller's brilliant career on the diamond was capped after his retirement when he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Corn-Soybean Clinic Set Here For Next Monday It's next Monday, March 29 - that North Central Iowa Corn Si Soybean Clinic to be held in Algona. The biggest storm of the year picked last week to strike, which forced cancellation of the event originally scheduled for March 18. All program events remain the same as originally planned, with the exception of the appearance of Dr. J. A. Stritzel, Iowa State University agronomist, who had to be moved to an afternoon spot on the program tjecause of a conflict with morning classes at Ames next Monday. The doors at the V. F. W. Hall he-re will be open at 8:30 a. rn. next Monday, and the program starts at 9;30 a. rn. There will be a free lunch served at noon, and the- afternoon program will end about 3:30 p. rn. with a panel question and answer period, with the audience invited to participate. There is no charge of any kind, and all area farmers and others interested in modern (arming trends are cordially invited to be present. Clinic Program "Modern Power and Production Methods", Norman Swinford, representing Allis-Chalmers. "Corn Hybrids for Modern Farming", Bob Christiansen, manager DeKalb Research Farm at Dayton. "Flame Cultivation", by representative North Central Public Service Co. FREE LUNCH IN V.F.W. downstairs hall. Afternoon Session — "Chemical Weed Control", Dwight Shaw, Amchem Products, Inc. "Soil Insect Control", Roger Didriksen, Shell Chemical Co. "Less Loss, More Profit at Harvest Time", C. R. Quitno, Allis-Chalmers Co. "Farm Financing Trends", C. W. Conn, president, Security State Bank, Algona. "Fertilising for Top Profits", Dr. J. A. Stritzel, agronomist, Iowa State University, on behalf of FELCO.

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