The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 20, 1965
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Humboldt Papers Converting To Offset Semi-Weekly To Use Services Of Midwest Prtg. Announcement of an impending conversion to offset printing by the Humboldt semi-weekly newspapers was made in the Saturday issue of The Humboldt Independent by Chase McLaughlin, publisher. The Humboldt publisher's announcement follows: "The Humboldt Printing Company will begin a new era in newspaper publishing next week. The Humboldt Republican and The Humboldt Independent will be converted to offset publications. The transition involves the changing from "hot" to "cold" type composition, the discontinuance of the use of machinery that has printed the newspaper for many years, and the use of new machinery. The change also requires adjustments to be made by employees. "Gone will be the basic reliance on Linotypes for composition work. News matter will be set on Justowriter machines and larger display lines on photographic machines. "All work, with the exception of the printing of the newspaper, will be done in the plant of the Humboldt Printing Co. The actual printing of the newspaper will be done by the Midwest Printing and Lithographing Company of Algona, a new Iowa corporation. Chase McLaughlin, owner of the Humboldt Printing Co., is one of five incorporators of the Midwest Printing and Lithographing Co., a stockholder, and First Vice President. "The Humboldt Newspapers will be printed on a new 16-page Cottrell Vangaard offset press recently installed at Algona. The press will print a maximum of four colors at one time and deliver newspapers at the rate of 15,000 per hour. It will be the first time that Humboldt Newspapers have been able to offer color. "The Humboldt Printing Co. will continue to offer commercial letterpress and offset printing in its Humboldt plant. "Offset printing of newspapers is growing throughout the country. A central printing plant for the printing of several area newspapers is one of the latest developments in the newspaper field. By taking advantage of the latest trends in newspaper publishing, Humboldt Newspapers will be able to give its advertisers and subscribers a better printed, more versatile newspaper." Midwest Printing Si Lithographing Co. of Algona, located in the The Upper Des Moines building, welcomes the Humboldt papers, the Independent and the Republican. Their publisher, Mr. McLaughlin has made a marked improvement in the papers since purchasing them, and with the unexcelled picture reproduction now available to him, his photo presentation will do justice to his own fine camera work. 7 Scholarships Granted Area Students, I.S.U. Kossuth county graduating seniors from high school will share in some 446 scholarships in various amounts announced by Iowa State University. The scholarship grants: Algona - Jean M.Christiansen, mathematics; Maureen O'Brien, home economics; Danile Zaugg, electrical engineering. Cylinder - Diana L. Berkland, home economics. Ledyard - Jon DeBoer, chemistry. Ottosen - James M. Oppedahl, mathematics. Titonka - Janice A. Larsen, home economics. Charge Boy, 16 With Rape In West Bend Case A charge of rape was meu against a 16-year-old Dakota City youth, as the result of a complaint filed by a girl and her mother, last week atDakotaCity. The incident is alleged to have occurred early Wednesday morning of last week near West Bend in Palo Alto county. The charge was filed in Palo Alto county, but the youth was sent to Dakota City as the Palo Alto jail has no facilities for holding juveniles. The girl, 19, was severely beaten about the face, according to investigating officers. The preliminary hearing was held last Thursday and the boy was bound over to the Palo Alto grand jury. Read it for more NEWS - See it for belter PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as sprond rlnss ninttrr nt the nr.Mofnre at Algnnn. low..'. Nov. ], 13.12. under Act ot Cements ui Mauh 3. IB7U AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1965 8 Pages VOL. 100 - NO. 29 Distribute 2 Million In Tax Funds School Districts Receive 80 Percent Grand Total The distribution of almost $2,000,000 in county taxes, with school districts getting more than 80 percent, was completed here recently when checks were sent to 63 cities, towns, townships and schools by CountyTreasurer Rosella Voigt and her crew at the courthouse. The amount received by all county schools, $1,607,623.04, was approximately $23,000 more than the same district received a year earlier; the city figure, $271,640.12, was up about $3,000; and townships got $26,567.50, almost $2,000 more than in 1964. Going back to 1963, the school total is up $61,000, cities, $17,000 and townships, $2,500 in two years. Total $1,905,830.66. These amounts show quite clearly just where Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public's real estate and personal property taxes go and also explains just exactly why the tax load gets heavier every year - along with postage and practically all other government operated agencies! The deadline for first- half county tax payments was reached - and passed March 31- April 1. A goodly number of taxpayers plank down a check for their entire tax load before any delinquent charges are attached - so a large portion of the year's total is banked, then spent - shortly after March 31. Largest check to a school district was again presented to the Algona Community School District - $540,890.98, almost $62,000 more than the district received in 1964. Sentral, Titonka and Lakota each received in excess of $100,000 and others ranged from small amounts to $99,000. Largest township payments went to Burt, $2,278, Ledyard, $2,049, and Portland, $1,908, while Algona, although getting $6,700 less than in 1964, topped the cities with $144,021.16. Bancroft and Swea City each got more than $20,000. One thing about county taxes, most checks can be traced to the points where the funds will be put to use - but try to figure out sometime where your federal and state income taxes go I Here is where the latest checks were sent: SCHOOLS Algona $ 540,890.98 Armstrong 22,984.61 Burt 78,513.88 Bancroft 15,746.45 Buffalo Center . . . 33,092.57 Sentral 148,618.17 Corwith-Wesley . . 91,000.87 Lakota 112,628.50 Ledyard 84,478.23 LuVerne 85,413.02 Rake 17,557.56 Ringsted 2,555.12 Swea City 99,106.56 Titonka 136,368.42 Twin-Rivers 7,387.43 West Bend 68,405.09 Grant 31,305.65 Greenwood 145.00 Lotts Creek 5,428.98 Prairie 1,848.72 Ramsey 2,783.34 Riverdale 9,767.71 Sherman 4,203.34 Whittemore 7,392.84 Total $1,607,623.04 TOWNSHIPS Buffalo $ 745.00 Burt 2,278.00 Cresco 710.00 Eagle 205.00 Fenton 888.00 Garfield 753.00 German . 634.00 , Grant 464.00 Greenwood 1,472.00 Harrison 441.00 Hebron 440.00 Irvington 90.66 Ledyard 2,049.00 Lincoln 596.00 Lotts Creek 624.00 LuVerne 1,705.00 Plum Creek 739.00 Portland _._.,. 1,908.00 Prairie '. 1,209.75 Ramsey 1,468.00 Riverdale 846.00 Seneca 520.00 Seneca-Ringsted - Fire . . 27.00 Sherman 1,396.09 Springfield 458.00 Swea 533.00 Union 968.00 Wesley 1,500.00 Whittemore 900.00 Total $26,567.50 CITIES Algona $ 144,021.16 Bancroft 23,254.62 Burt 12,030.00 Fenton 10,570.00 Lakota 5,570.00 Ledyard 3,990.00 Lone Rock 2,670.00 LuVerne 6,495.99 Swea City 21,260.00 Titonka 17,212.61 Wesley 8,880.00 Whittemore 15,485.74 West Bend 200.00 Total $271,640.12 Algonans Wed 50 Years Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E, Johnson, Algona, will observe their golden wedding anniversary April 22. They will celebrate the occasion the following Sunday, April 25, with a family dinner at the Johnson House. The Johnsons have six children, Mrs. Mayland Brunsvold (Marguerite), Kensett, Mrs. Roy Huntley (Hazel), Estherville, Mrs. Vern Howard (Eunice), Ft. Dodge, Mrs. Fritz Andersen (Maxine) Livermore, Ray E. Johnson, Algona, and Ralph Johnson, Lodi, Cal. (Glenn's Studio Fhoto) Bench Parole To Algonan, Forgery Count Lutz J. Duerr, 22, Algona, charged with embezzling more than $.1,000 from his former employer, received a bench parole on the charge from District Judge Harvey Uhlenhopp in Fort Dodge, Thursday. Duerr pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement by agent, and was sentenced to 120 days, then given the bench parole. Duerr had been employed as a bookkeeper for Hall's Auto Parts, 19 N. 12th St., earlier this year. When owner Ted Mori returned from a vacation he found Duerr and from $1,000 to $1,500 gone, he said. Duerr was later arrested in Columbia, Mo., and returned to Fort Dodge by sheriff's officers. Two Seriously Hurt In Car Crash, W-Bend Eldon Edgington and GregOri- ger of West Bend were severely injured Wednesday, April 14, about 2 a.m. when the car in which they were riding hit the Rock Island signal on main street in West Bend. Mr. Edgington was thrown into the windshield and suffered severe facial lacerations and head injuries. Origer also had cuts and bruises and possible internal injuries, a fractured jaw and broken nose. The men were taken to Emmetsburg hospital where Xrays and first aid were administered. Edgington was then taken to Estherville and flown to Iowa City University Hospital. Mr. Origer remained in Emmetsburg overnight and was transferred to St. Ann at Algona Wednesday. Both men are reported getting along satisfactorily at the present time. Sudden Snow Here Saturday; Hope It's Over The weather here during the past five days was accented by one-half inch of snow Saturday, the day before Easter. It disappeared before noon, despite chilly temperature marks. The high during the period was 55 degrees Thursday, while the low was 26 degrees the following day. Here are the readings: April 15 April 16 April 17 April 18 April 19 H 55 50 48 44 L R/S 43 Tr.R 26 30 1/2" S 33 29 According to weather forecasters, warmer breezes are due to hit Kossuth county during the following few days. Ex-Fenton Man's Wife Succumbs FENTON - Mrs. Howard Bierstedt, rural Lone Rock, received word of the sudden death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. William A. Muir, of Sacramento Calif. Mrs. Muir is survived by her husband and four small children. Muir is the son of Mr, and Mrs. Alfred G. Muir of Sacramento, who formerly In ed west of Fenton, Cong. Greigg Here Congressman Stanley Greigg will be in Algona today, Tuesday, at the Algona Hotel at 3 p. m. Anyone wishing to take up any matters with Congressman Greigg is invited to see him. Coffee will be served. Council Okays $10,000 Sewer Project Here Algeria's city council paved the way for a $10,000 sewer project here this summer, which shoulil np-date storm sewers in two areas of the city, during a short meeting Wednesday night. The council okayed a proposal to have Wallace and Holland, Mason City engineering firm, go ahead with final plans for the project, with improvements slated in the northeast part of the city near Garrigan high school and the area surrounding the old Athletic Park on East State street. % Teachers Of County, Meet, Elect Edgar M. Meyer, metal work instructor at Algona high school, was elected president of the Kossuth County Education Association at the annual meeting held at Lakota, April 14. Vincent Archer of Lakota was elected vice president by the teachers, Richard Schneider of Algona was named secretary, and Mabel Blanchard of the Sentral school faculty was elected treasurer. There were 96 teachers present at the meeting in the Lakota school. Four Suffer Head Injuries Sunday Crash Four West Bend residents, Martin P. Frideres, 48, Angela Frideres, 39, Ronald N. Frideres, 17, and Barbara J. Frideres, 9, suffered head injuries when the auto in which they were riding, driven by Duane J. Frideres, 15, West Bend, and a car driven by Herman A. Geilenfeld, 53, Fenton, collided at a blacktop road intersection three miles north and 2 1/2 west of Algona at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. The injured were treated by a local doctor and released. All suffered either head bumps or cuts. The Fenton man was charged with a stop violation by Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. The Frideres auto was considered a total loss, while damage to the Geilenfeld auto was estimated at $150. The West Bend auto was headed south and the Fenton car west at the time of the mishap. Three Fined $300 After-OMVI Pleas In Court Three persons from this area entered guilty pleas to OMV1 charges in district court here during the weekend. Judge G. W. Stillman, presiding, fined each $300 and costs and set appeal bonds in each nutter at $500. Lucile Hof, Glen G.Hildebrand and Thomas F. Putney had been charged earlier after being arrested by area peace officers. They were bound over to district court by lower courts following preliminary hearings. Mother Passes Mrs. Mildred Diamond, nnther of Phil Diamond of Algona succumbed to a long illness at Fort Dodge, Sunday. Funeral services were to be held Monday in Ft. Dodge, and on Tuesday in Minneapolis, where burial will also take place. The local store was closed Monday and today. Fire Destroys Elevator The main section of the Rodman elevator was completely destroyed during an early morning fire Saturday, despite the efforts of fire departments from six area towns, including Algona, whose firemen were called to the scene about 5 a. m. Cause of the blaze, or total amount of damage resulting were, not known. Elevator manager is Paul Forey, while Roland Jergens, West Bend, is manager of the parent West Bend elevator. Destroyed in the main elevator were the scale house and storage towers. A pick-up truck inside the scale house and a feed house, which was used for fertilizer storage, were also .burned. A freight car nearby caught fire and feed and fertilizer inside a warehouse were still burning when all but the Rodman and Cylinder firemen were sent home at 7 a. m. Some materials stored in the warehouse were saved as was some material inside the burning freight car. The office building, separate from the main building, was not damaged. The fire was discovered by an unidentified passer-by, who called firemen from a nearby farm house about 5 a. m. While the cause is not known, an electrical storm passed through the Rodman area between 9 and 11 p. m. Friday, a few hours before the fire was discovered. Firemen from Algona, Whittemore, West Bend, Emmetsburg, Cylinder and Rodman were at the scene, A water shortage developed about 7 a. m. and some of the departments left, being unable to help any further. No loss estimate had been compiled. Former Resident Swea City Rites Thursday A former Swea City area resident, Mrs. Nettie Rohlin, 71, died April 12 at the Renville County hospital at Olivia, Minn. Mrs. Rohlin was born near Swea City, Aug. 6, 1894. She married Edward Rohlin and they made their home in New London, Minn, for a number oi years. She leaves one brother, George Williams of Granada. Funeral services were held at New London, Minn, and then at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Barnes Funeral Home in Swea City with Rev. Edward Maus officiating. Two Arrests In Pair Of Theft Cases Here Two theft matters, involving two truck tires, the other a stolen car, were wrapped up and arrests made following investigation by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst during the weekend. The pair of truck tires was taken during a break-in at the Bituminous Supply and Material Co. here during the weekend of April 3. An Algonan, Charles D. Johnson, was arrested after intensive work by the sheriff, who was notified of the theft April 6. The tires were taken from the supply company's shop - and Lindhorst has obtained an admission and statement in connection with the theft from Johnson. Johnson was charged with breaking and entering, waived preliminary hearing in Justice Delia Welter's court and was bound over to district court, with bond set at $2,500. The tires involved were recovered, despite the fact they had been sold and were no longer in this area. The auto theft occurred Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Holldorf, who live on Nortli Jones street here, were in Des Moines when someone took their auto. A bulletin from the local sheriff's office resulted in the apprehension of Patrick Lee King, 20, Algona, by officials at Rolfe, where the man and auto were both found. The auto was in good condition. King was returned here by Lindhorst and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle in Justice Welter's court. He was also bound over to district court after waiving preliminary hearing. County Federated Women Meet, Hold Fashion Show Ninety-six members representing nine state federated clubs and three county federated clubs were registered Saturday, April 10, for the Kossuth County Federation of Women's clubs at the Burt Methodist church. There was a coffee hour following the morning registration. The morning session included reports and Mrs. Verne Weaver of Dayton, Sixth District director, was the featured speaker. Luncheon at noon was served by the Burt WSCS. Highlight of the afternoon session was a fashion show. Each of the 12 county clubs was represented with a member or her child modeling a garment, home sewn. Also oa the afternoon program were vocal solos by Vicki Koestler accompanied by Erua Grover. Mrs. Milford Wikon, art instructor in several area schools, displayed art selections and spoke. Original poems were read by Mrs. Harold Martinek, Margaret Uurant and six-year old Ann Bradley, daughter of the Pat Bradleys, Burt. County officers attending werv Mrs. Mary Oesterrit-cher,presi- dent, Mrs. Neal Boyken, vice president. Mrs. Ted Hoover Jr., secretary, and Mrs. Ray V. Cunningham, treasurer. Hostess clubs were Burt Woman's Club, Union Mothers and Daughters Club, Lakota Acorn Club and Fenton Town and Country Club. The 1965 spring convention will be held in April at Titonka with the Titonka, Algona, Whittemore, Plum Creek Woman's clubs as hostesses. Burt, Ledyard Girl Staters Girls State delegates have been chosen from Burt and Ledyard, by American Legion Auxiliary groups. Jane Barslou was named from Burt. She is 17, and a high school junior. Vickie Koestler was named as alternate. Both have been extremely active in school affairs. At Ledyard, Carolyn Johnson was selected, with Vicki Thilges us alternate.

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