The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 1, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 1, 1965
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Algona Hosts 44 Clubs, 4-H, Saturday Store Exhibits During Day, Then Program The 13th Annual Algona 4-H Day will be held here Saturday, sponsored by the Algona Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with a host of business firms. The president and vice president of each 4-H club organization have been invited to be guests of a store or place of business that afternoon. A space in a display window or a table inside will be used to publicize the 4-H work or some project on which the club is working. These displays will be set up In the morning so they can be viewed by visitors. The leaders of each group have been asked to assist the two officers of each club in setting up the displays. There are about 900 youth in Kossuth County who are engaged in 4-H work, having 44 clubs and 44 displays, and it is of interest to them to come to Algona and view and compare the various displays. In today's Upper Des Moines will be found a group of "Welcome" signatures from local firms. There will be an optional tour of the City Hall and Fire Department in the morning. One tour starts at 10 a.m., and the other at 11 a.m. during which time the processes of city government will be explained. The County President of the 4-H ?irls' clubs is Linda Hoeppner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Hoeppner of Lakota. The President of the county boys' clubs is Rodney Scuffham, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Scuffham of Algona. They will both be named as "Honorary Mayor" for the day, sitting in the mayor's office during court and being able to observe the functions of the office. During the afternoon, the owner or manager of the place of business in which the club will have its display will fully explain the method of operation of his business. The president and vice president of that club will be his guests for the afternoon, and at 6 p.m., he will take them out for dinner. This will afford the three an opportunity to establish a closer relationship. After dinner, he will take his guests to the High School Annex, where there will be a meeting of the presidents and vice presidents of all of the 4-H Clubs of the county. A short program is planned for that meeting at the Annex, Including introductions to the 4-H club officers and speeches of welcome by city officials. Following that, the president and vice president of each club will be guests of Ray Langfitt, Manager of the Algona Theatre. It is the hope of the members of the Chamber of Commerce that this program for April 3 will help to emphasize and publicize the importance of the work of 4-H, and that it will bring about a closer feeling between the clubs and leaders and the merchants and businessmen of Algona. LuVerne Hi Gets 11 Top Ratings In Speech Event Eleven Division I ratings were received by LuVerne Community High School students at the State Speech- Contest held Saturday, March 27 at Heelan High School in Sioux City. Three contestants received Division II ratings. Ratings received were as follows: Interpretive prose Nancy Brink I and Earl Will I; public address - Dawn Lindebak I and Luana Leek I; radio speaking - Daryl Trauger I and John Wickett I; original oratory Linda Nelson I; dramatic declamation - LenardJohns I and Mary Cronk II; Humorous declamation - Jane Hanselman I, Linda Rugg I and Beverly Bristow II; oratorical declamation - Clara Sclwakenberg I and Coleen Johns II. Mrs. Anita Walters is the Lu- Verne Speech Coach, Diimiii Bankruptcy A bankruptcy case that was filed March 12 in federal court at Fort Dodge by Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Butler of Algona has been dismissed on application of the Butlers. They were able to work out financial problems to the satisfaction of all concerned, hence the request for dismissal. Cfje Kostuth County'* Largest Newspaper Circulation ®pper jWotne£ ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as serond class matter at the posloflire at Algona. Iowa, Nov. I. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 18"9 AlOONA. IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1965 12 Pages VOL. 100 - NO. 24 Over 500 Enjoy Corn-Soybean Clinic Here by the Algona Upper Des Moines, and speakers and program numbers were arranged for by Rural Gravure and their joint sponsors. The program was held Tuesday at Fairmont and Wednesday at New Ulm, Minn. The Algona Clinic was the 50th one held in the middle west. Attendance awards, drawn at the conclusion of the afternoon program, went to Thomas J. Bormann of Livermore, Robert Hartman of Estherville, John F. Weber of Irvington, G. J. Geesman of Ringsted, Reuben M. Holcomb of Swea City, Herman J. Thilges of Algona, Bernard Thilges of Bode, and Edward Kemna of Ottosen. Flood Threat, Mud Here As Mercury Moves Up Over 500 persons attended the Corn & Soybean Clinic held Monday afternoon at the VFW Hall, here, most of them active farmers within a 35 mile radius. The program began promptly at 9;30 a.m. and ran until shortly afternoon, at which time a free lunch was served in the VFW basement. The afternoon session began shortly after 1 p.m. and concluded just before 4 p.m. The program was divided into eight units, with some portions using illustrated slides as well as speakers, to make their points. Subjects covered included modern production methods, corn hybrid discussion, flame cultivation, chemical weed control, soil insect control, farm financing trends, and various types of fertilizer. A number of women were in attendance, as well as the men. The adjacent pictures show portions of the crowd during the day. The rear view was taken in the morning while Bob Christiansen of De Kalb was speaking. The afternoon crow,d is partially pictured in the front photo. The room was darkened due to use of slide pictures in many ol the talks. The VFW Auxiliary kitchen detail, which prepared for the hungry group in two serve-yourself lines at noon, is also pictured. The Clinic, second one of its kind here, was co-sponsored Despite a warming trend, winter continued to make its presence known In this area during the week as snow (in small quantities) was registered three separate days. The huge piles of snow, accumulated during the past several weeks, began to get smaller when the mercury got Into the thirties five times. Now the major threat seems to be a flood. Late Tuesday, the Des Moines river here still seemed to be about normal for this time of year, but It's hard telling what will happen from now on. In many areas, rural residents have been warned to purchase plenty of supplies before county roads and lanes become quagmires that could halt traffic. Mud will probably cause more trouble than in many years. A slow thaw had been hoped for - allowing the river to haul away the excess water in small quantities, but forecasters say the mercury is bound to be In the fifties and sixties for a couple of days at least, and plenty of water problems could result in Kossuth county. The high mark for the week (until Wednesday) was 38 degrees Sunday, while the low was zero two days earlier. Here are the readings: H L S Mar. 25 16 8 1/4' Mar. 26 30 0 Mar. 27 J6 17 Tr. Mar. 28 38 28 Tr. Mar. 29 31 19 Mar. 30 36 18 Mar. 31 - 27 Algona Dairy Club The Algona Dairy Club met recently with Russ Bode leading the pledge of allegiance. Business included discussion of 4-H Day and the basketball tournament. Don Patterson gave a talk, and he was also elected for district camp. R. Archibald Funeral Held Here Tuesday Funeral services for a well- known Algona area farm laborer, Ralph L. Archibald, 61, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour of the Methodist church officiating. Burial followed at Lenox, Iowa. Mr. Archibald, a resident of this area for the past 30 years, died suddenly Sunday evening in the yard at the farm home of Mrs. Fern Young, rural Algona, where he had been employed for many years. He had just returned from a trip to Cedar Falls when he succumbed. Ralph Lown Archibald, son of Bert and Edna Lown Archibald, was born Nov. 25, 1903 at Clearfield. He never married. Mr. Archibald was a member of the Moose lodge. Survivors include his mother, living at Lenox; a sister, Bernice (Mrs. Orville Plants), Lenox; and a brother, Roy, Knoxville. 5 Resign Grant Injunction - Stop Mother's Child Removal A temporary iniunrtion against Beverly Huscli, preventing her from removiiu; minor children from the home of LeRoy Busch in township, was granted in district court here ttiis week by Judge Joseph Hand. Husrli, plaii.ilff in thp matter, also filed a petition in equity against thu defendant, Beverly Busch. The plaintiff alleges the mother removed the minor children from his home Mar. 21, 1%"> - and the defendant, according to the petition, took them to Colorado Springs, Colo. The petition also says the plaintiff again secured possession of the minors and returned them to his home where he is taking care of them, Mar. 28. The petition in equity was filed the following day and the temporary injunction granted shortly thereafter. Parents of Mrs. Busch live in Colorado Springs, and she had informed her husband in January she wanted to move there and take the children with her. Mr. Busch, who farms, objected, and Mrs. Busch eventually returned, from Colorado and said she was home to stay. Mr. Busch later went to a sale, and when he returned home his wife and the five children were all gone, eventually being located in Colorado Springs. Mr. Busch went there, and succeeded in getting the two children, 10 and 6 years of age, and bringing them home. The other three are still In Colorado. The plaintiff charges the defendant has threatened to again remove the minors, so he asked the court to restrain her from doing so. Judge Hand's action accomplished the latter. Six More Wrecks, Total Damage Reaches '1,625 There was no let-up in the property damage toll as the result of auto accidents in this area during the weekend - with no less than six mishaps reported and two drivers charged with violations by investigating officers. Property damage to vehicles involved in crashes totaled $1,625. There were no personal injuries reported. Five members of the Ledyard Community School faculty have resigned according to Supt. Gilbert DeBoer. They are Mr. and Mrs. Don Keeney, Leroy Gilbertson, Clarence Winden and Mrs. Dean Gelhaus. Chas. Weisbrod Of Fenton Dies Shoveling Snow FENTON - Public memorial services for Charles Weisbrod, 77, of Fenton will be heldThurs- day, April 1, at 2:30 p. m. at the Fenton Methodist church, with Rev. Russell Eldridge officiating. Since the body has been willed to the University Hospitals in Iowa City, the family requests no flowers be sent, but memorials will be accepted. Weisbrod suffered a heart attack Monday afternoon while shoveling snow at his home in Fenton, and died immediately. Born at Fenton on Oct. 29, 1888, Weisbrod attended Fenton schools and on Nov. 3, 1915 married Marguerite Bollinger of Fenton. He was manager of the Farmers Elevator there for 33 years. In 1953, Weisbrod retired and has remained in Fenton since. He was a member of the Fenton Methodist church, and was at one time the church treasurer. Survivors include his wife, one son Dale of Fenton, and two brothers, Lewis of Fenton and George of El Reno, Oklahoma. There are also five grandchildren. One son, Lyle, preceded him in death. Algona Nurse In Army Gets Philippine Duty First Lieutenant Beverly J. Christensen, daughter of Mrs. Elvira C. Christensen of 1309 E. Call St., Algona, Iowa has arrived for duty at Clark AB, Philippines. Lieutenant Christeaseu, a member of the Air Force Nurse Corps, is assigned to the Air Force hospital at Clark. Her unit furnishes medical services in support of the Pacific- Air Forces mission of providing air- power for defense of the U. S. and its allies in the Pacific urea. Tiie lieutenant, a graduate of Burt (Iowa) Community School, received her nurse's training at Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa. Eugene D. Hahha, 18, Lone Rock, was charged with failing to yield at a yield sign after his car and an auto driven by Mark T. McGuire, 34, Algona, collided at the intersection of Call and Wooster streets. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $500 by police who Investigated. The mishap occurred at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated a second crash Tuesday at 1:20 p.m., a mile north and three miles west of Algona, when an auto driven by Lois M. Camp, 40, and a county main- talner driven by Ralph R. Markla, 59, both of Algona, collided as the latter was backing'up. There was no damage to the county equipment and $250 damage to the auto. James L. Culver, 38, Florence, Ala., and John R. Capesius, 37, Bode, were drivers of autos that collided on East State street here at 9:23 a.m. Monday, resulting in a total of $400 damage to the vehicles. Both cars were headed west and the Alabama driver was turning at the time of the crash, which was investigated by police. Edith I. Johnson, 27, Algona, was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way after her auto collided with one driven by Paul D. Johnson, 24, Whittemore, at the intersection of Phillips and Elm streets at 9:05 a.m. Sunday. The Whittemore car was headed south and the Algona vehicle west at the time. Police estimated damage to the autos at $175. At 10:25 a.m. Sunday, autos driven by Janice L. Hentges, 26, and Hattie E. May, 68, both of Algona, collided on East Call street, with $175 damage resulting. The May auto was backing out at the time of the mishap, according to police who Investigated. A crash on old highway 18 near Wesley at 11:45 a.m. resulted in $125 damage to a car driven by Richard L. Gardner, 19, Wesley. Gardner was headed east arid a truck driven by Robert J. Hudspeth, 29', Algona, was backing after stopping when the mishap occurred. There was no damage to the truck. Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson investigated. If the current trend continues, every driver must expect his insurance premium to go up again next year. Algonan Will Attend Patrol School Apr. 12 Dick Fellin, Algona, who lias been driver's license clerk here with Patrolman Bill Tordoff, has been selected as one of 60 men who will attend the Iowa Highway Patrol recruit training school at Camp Dodge for a G-week period, beginning April 12. Most of tlu? recruits will be sworn into the patrol May 28 •

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