The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 22, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 22, 1965
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1965 Homemakers Edition Of... Kostuth County's lorgttt Newipaper Circulation BY RUSS WALLER * * * Now that our Algona city dump has been thoroughly flooded out, perhaps It is time to make plans for relocating same in a somewhat less conspicuous spot , . . after all, the present location, at Algona's "front door from the north" has served its purpose of letting incoming visitors know we have a dump. . . it has also served well in making residents of north Algona duly appreciative of whiffs of real clean air, unodored by burning refuse and garbage . . . how about a nice civic project for 1965 Relocate the City Dump, gentlemen! * * * Don McCarthy of Algona recently acquired a vending machine franchise for pistachio nuts and cashews for Iowa, which he has named the Sham rock Vending Co. If there is any connection between the name McCarthy and Shamrock it is NOT accidental... but at any rate, under terms of the agreement, 20 percent of the take from the machines automatically goes to the new Home for Boys at Fort Dodge, sanctioned and backed by police of fleer groups from Iowa. The pistachios, in case you didn't know it, which we didn't, grow on trees. * * * "The Rogues" on Sunday evenings is, in our humble opinion, the best TV show of the week.. . yet, the rumble is, the show is going to be dropped. * * * We agree with this man Sukarno over in Indonesia in one thing, We, too, want all Americans out, Peace Corps, diplomats, information services, and most of •all every single agency that distributes money from hard-working U. S. taxpayers. * * * Jim Schneider, whp labors all week in the management of Hood' s meat department, decided to help at home with the dishes after Sunday's Easter dinner. All week he saws and trims and cuts with a host of assorted knives and implements. And Sunday, as he was helping with the dishes, a plate broke and cut a gash in his left hand that required two stitches to close. Such is fate I If there is a moral, it must be stay away from the dishes. We want no feud with the Postoffice Department or the Postmaster General, but we must admit that when we read where the department had hired and paid some artistic expert $100,000 for coming up with the verdict that the red, white and blue mailboxes , and trucks should be painted only plain blue, we wondered - and wondered - and wondered ! * # * You may recall Neil Monaco, former Algona resident, now administrator of Bells Home, a nursing home at Phoenix, Ariz. His nursing home and its operation are the subject of a brochure published recently by the Arizona Public Service Co. * * * Our State Street farmer informs us that potatoes should be planted only when the moon is right. Consulting his almanac, he found that next Monday the moon will be just right, which is when he intends to plant 'em. More than one million channel catfish were hatched and reared to fingerling size at the state fish hatchery in Humboldt in 1964. If you don't catch one of them, it's, your own fault! * * * One State Street wag commented that the only unpleasant thing about having grandchildren is that it reminds him he's married to a grandmother. * * * Famous Last Line - We don't ask you to COUNT the pictures, just COMPARE them. aigona Upper Beg jlotneg ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ns sorond Has? matter at the nostoffire at Aleona Iowa. Nov. I, 1932. tinder Art of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1965 18 Pages — 1 Sections VOL. 100 - NO. 30 Algona Home Show — • I o r% I.A Miyviiu i •< Opens Friday, 3 Days Heart Victim Cecil Taylor, Ex-Algona Man, Congressman Visits Here HOMEMAKERS DIRECTORY FINANCE Home Federal Security State Bank Iowa State Bank BUILDING CONTRACTORS Ben Wibben Cowan Corp. Bud Robinson Ray Johnson United Bldg. Center PLUMBERS Algona Plbg. & Htg. Laing Plbg. & Htg. < P. R. Irons Htg. & Plbg. R. J. Funk, Plbg. & Htg. ELECTRICIANS Utt Electric Pratt Electric Algona Electric Municipal Utilities FURNISHINGS S&L APPLIANCES Thermogas No. la, Appliance No. Cent. Pub. Serv. Gambles CONCRETE PRODUCTS Algona Vault Serv. PAINTING Mergen & Webster EARTH MOVING Reding Gravel and Exc. TV - RADIO Tom's TV No. la. Sewing LAWN CARE Frederick Hdwe. FURNITURE Foster's Read's Coast-To-Coast FLOOR COVERING Algona Floor Serv. LUMBER Miller Lbr. Co. SOFT WATER Lindsay Soft Water Burial In Mpls. For Mother Of Phil Diamond Mrs. Irving Diamond, 56, a well-known resident of Fort Dodge and mother of Phil Diamond of Algona, died at her home in Fort Dodge Sunday afternoon. She had been ill several months with cancer. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock in Bruces Memorial'Chapel with Rabbi Schulman of Minneapolis officiating. Further services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Gurst Funeral Home in Minneapolis. Burial was in Chesed Shalemas Cemetery there. Mrs. Diamond is survived by her husband; two sons, Phillip Diamond of Algona and Jerome A. Diamond of Ft. Dodge; four grandchildren; two sisters, and two brothers, Harvey Weisman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jerry Weisman of Glendora, Calif. Mrs. Diamond, the former Miss Mildred Weisman, was born in Marble Rock and attended Mason City high school. She married Irving Diamond at Minneapolis. The couple lived in Minneapolis and Mason City before coming to Fort Dodge in 1947. Named District Student Prexy Sue Moulton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moulton, Algona, was electedpresident of the North Central District during a daylong Student Council Conference here Tuesday. She will serve during the 1965-66 school year. Golfers Open Season Algona high school's golf team, with only two lettermen returning from the 1964 season, was slated to host Eagle Grove at Algona Country Club in the first meet of the year yesterday (Wednesday), but playing conditions here are not the best, so Coach Art Olson and his men went to Eagle Grove for the meet instead. Olson is shown above, center, with his letter winners, Dave Agena, left, senior, and Dan Merryman, right, junior. At the present time, Olson has 25 golfers working out daily. (UDM Polaroid Photo) This weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), all roads will lead to the annual Algona Home Show, which for the first time will be held in the Floral Hall at the Kossuth county fairgrounds. The Home Show this year promises to be the biggest and best yet. There are more exhibitors slated to show their wares to visitors than any time since the show first started. A total of 28 from the area have reserved space for displays. Show Chairman Tom Rich has also outlined a fine group of acts which will be featured during the three days on a stage in the center of the building. Miss Iowa, Carol Lyn Johnson of Ames, is booked for Friday afternoon and evening appearances. Her appearances will be accented by a vocal and string group from Algona high school, the Madrastics. The Cates Sisters, a musical duo from Springfield, Mo., called a top-flight act, will be featured Saturday afternoon and evening. The Rythmettes, women's quartet from this area which has gained much fame from area appearances, and the Cohanas Trio, two boys and a girl from , Iowa State University, Ames, who specialize in folk music, will be on the agenda Sunday, the final day of the show. There will be a drawing Sunday at 5:30 p.m. for a Curtis- Mathes console stereo, for which registrations wiH-be accepted all three days - and the daily door prize will be a transistor radio. There will also be organ music by Bill Watkins all three days. Hours of the show are 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, A special preview of the show will be held at 10 a.m. Friday for home economics students and teachers from Algona and nearby towns. The Home Show will give everyone something to see. Representatives of local firms (and in some cases factory men) will be on hand to explain the latest developments in home furnishings, appliances, etc., which will be on display in every nook and cranny in the Floral Hall. Admission is 25 cents for adults, with children under 12 free when accompanied by parents. Wesleyan Hurt Slightly In Monday Crash A Wesley man, Kenneth D. Carlson, 22, suffered a bruised left forehead and David J. Rasmus, 26, Britt, was charged with failing to yield after making a stop after vehicles driven by them collided on old highway 18 a mile west of Wesley at 3 p.m. Monday. Carlson was headed west in an auto and Rasmus was headed south in a pickup at the time of the crash. Rasmus stated he didn't see the other vehicle. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated and estimated damages to the pickup at $200, while the other vehicle was a total loss, Mayor Fines Five During Past Weekend Mayor Bill Finn levied fines against five men in his court here during the weekend following preliminary hearings of a variety of charges. Ronald D. Puffer, Corwith, and Gary Rusk, Algona, were each fined $10 for disturbing the peace; Dennis McGee, Ree Heights, So. Dak., paid $10, drinking on a public highway; Mike Kain, Algona, paid $10 for drinking on a public highway and $20, speeding; and Robert J. Boleneus, Wesley, was fined $5 for failing to have control. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Cecil Taylor, well-known former Algona man, succumbed following a heart attack Monday morning at Tucson, Ariz, where he and his wife had made their home since last fall. Funrral services for Mr. Taylor were held at Tucson today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. While a resident here, Mr. Taylor was a partner with Ernie Williams in the Williams and Taylor Imp. Co., then during recent years he operated the Kossuth Oil Co., which was sold to Carl Nelson last year. Besides his wife, survivors include a son and three grandchildren. According to the report received here, Mr. Taylor had suffered a couple of earlier heart attacks recently, with the latest proving fatal. Annual Concert Member Drive To Open Here Mrs. Frank Moulton, membership chairman for the Kossuth Community Concert Association's 1965-66 membership drive, has announced final plans, with the usual kick-off supper to be held Monday, April 26, at 6:30 in the basement of the First Lutheran church. Co-chairmen for the current drive are Mrs. Kyle Keith and Mrs. James Dodds. The past week has been devoted to the contacting of present members of the association by volunteer workers in the county. Concert headquarters will be at Bjustrom's Furniture this year, phone 5-7008, with adult prices at $7 and student prices at $3. The following volunteer workers are participating in the membership drive: Mrs. Jerry Leaneagh, Mrs. Floyd Holt, Mrs. James Chalstrom, Mrs. Art Olson, Mrs. Vern McClure, Mrs. John Hayes, Mrs. Russell Guster, Mrs. Richard Schneider, Mrs. EdGilmore, Mrs. Ron Taylor, Mrs. Lamont Wellendorf, Mrs. Herb Hensley, Mrs. Jack Limbaugh, Mrs. John Schutter, Miss Corrine Shimel, Mrs. Wes Bartlett, Mrs'. Ronald Bitz, Mrs. Louis Kelley, Mrs. Tom Cogdall, Mrs. Dwaine Lighter, Mrs. John Kenefick. Mrs. Mel Bay, Mrs. Richard Cook, Mrs. Jerry Cowan, Miss Barbara Haggard, Mrs. Marc Moore, Mrs. Helen Mikes, Mrs. J. C. Everds, Mrs. George Se- frit, Mrs. Charles Bloom, Dr. Kelley, Mrs. Richard Burt, Mrs, Ted Smith, Mrs. Nat Bangs, Mrs. Keith Christie, Mrs. James Dodds, Mrs. M. G. Bourne, Mrs. Willard Snustad, Mrs. Gene Hutchins, Mrs. William Hilton, Mrs. Terry McGuire, Mrs. Charles Hardgrove. Workers from the surrounding area are: Bancroft - Mrs. D. J. Welp; Burt - Ruth Hodgson; Bode - Mrs. Basil Brock; Wesley - Mrs. Paul Erdman; Wliit- temore - Mrs. Edmund O'Brien; Titonka - Miss Florence Reynolds; and Swea City - Mrs. Richard W. Larson. About 40 persons stopped in to see Congressman Stanley Greigg, at the Algona Hotel here, Tuesday afternoon, as the 6th district representative made an afternoon stop on a quick swing through his district. He held individual conferences on a host of subjects with anyone wishing to discuss matters, and then gave a brief summary of legislative affairs pertaining closely to this district. In the above photo, as the Congressman finished his remarks, (left to right seated) George Patterson of Burt, Joe Bradley and George Allen of Algona, Jim Mallory of LuVerne and Ray Stevens of Wesley. (UDM foto) To Rebuild Elev. Fire loss at the Rodman elevator, destroyed early Saturday, has been estimated at about $75,000, and company officers said they planned to rebuild. The Rodman elevator was owned by the West Bend Co-op Elevator. Details of the fire were in Tuesday's UDM. Raise Algona Non-Teaching Salaries; To Buy 2 Buses Not Moving Postmaster W. W. Sullivan announced Wednesday morning that the proposed move into the new post office building on East Call street would not be made this weekend as announced earlier. It is not known for sure when the move will be made. Dies In Calif. Moran Haverly, 46, with many relatives in the Wesley area, died at San Jose, Cal. of spinal meningitis, relatives here have learned. He had just retired after 20 years in the navy. Couple To Wed One wedding license was issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week. It went to Charles G. Albrecht and Lorine Berte, April 19. The Algona Community School Board Monday evening raised non-teaching salaries, discussed teaching contracts, the selection of architects for the new high school, summer classes, school buses, and other items. In addition an extra $50 to the $100 bonus to school bus drivers was approved. This was based on satisfactory service and not more than five excused absences from duty. The present salary is $135 per month for the regular routes; $81 per month for the kindergarten-noon routes; and $70 per month for the noon lunch drivers. The foreman receives $1500 per year plus mileage. Also approved was a $100 increase for six custodians, with a $200 increase for Mr. Kern, who works part-time. His salary has been $3600. Full-time custodians have received from $4650 to $5950. Mervin Cronan Dies; Funeral Here Friday Mervin C. Cronan, 62, longtime resident of Algona, died at St. Ann hospital here early Wednesday morning. Funeral services for Mr. Cronan will be held at 2 p. in. Friday in McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Mack Carlson of the First Baptist church officiating. Mervin Clyde Cronan, son of Clyde and Mae Sims Cronan, was born May 19, 1902 at Cedar Falls and svas married to Clara Mixdorf here Oct. 8, 1949. He was a veteran of World War 11, and was employed at Universal Mfg. Co. here for 20 years. He is survived bv his wife. Approved also was a salary raise of $100 to some of the secretarial help, of which three are employed for 12 months, one for 9 1/2 months, and one for 9 months. The pay schedule has ranged from $1.25 to $1.75 per hour, with monthly salaries ranging from $175 to $270. Arnold Hill was granted a release from his teaching contract. He has accepted the position of high school principal at Twin Rivers. Willard Snustad, music and choral instructor, at his own request, will be transferred to the music department in the elementary music program. A replacement Is being 1 considered. The financial statement as of April 19 was read. Receipts from the April tax collection totaled $540,890. Estimate of the current expense, from past Bill Studer To New Investors Service Position Grass Fire Algona firemen were called to the Hormel yard on highway 18 north of the city at 10:30a.m. Wednesday when a grass fire was feared to be out of control. The blaze, which blackened several acres soutti of the yard, was quickly extinguished. Bad Case Croup SENECA - Robert, one year old son of the Gordon Burls, was taken to the Estherville hospital suffering from a severe case of croup. He was to be taken home the fore part of this week, after making a good recovery. BILL STUDER John A. Egge, Divisional Manager for Investors Diversified Services in Fort Dodge, announces that Bill Studer has joined the sales force of Investors and will be working in Kossuth •County along with District Sales Manager Don Cant. He will represent the Company in new sales as well as helping to service accounts. Bill was formerly sales manager for the Sieg Company and was with them from 1949 until now. He has had many years selling experience. He lives at 700 east McGregor with his wife Dorothy and their four children, Handy, Debbie, Diane and Robbie. study, is about $1,200 per month. Salaries of teachers is about $45,000 per month, with nonprofessional persons receiving $10,000 per month. This latter group includes secretaries, bus drivers and custodians. Bids are to be taken on milk, gasoline for the school buses, and for fuel or heating oil. Also, bids will be asked for school buses. There will be a need for 13 bus routes next year, as compared with 12 this year. A "shuttle bus" to transport pupils to and from the new site for physical education and athletic activities is planned next year. It was recommended that the school purchase two new 54- passenger buses for regular routes. They would continue to use one old bus for local "shuttle" service and convert another to "standby" use. Recommended was the purchase of two 54-passenger buses and one 24 to 48 passenger bus. Bids are to be accepted on these two large buses, with decision on the smaller "carryall" reserved for further consideration. This would be used for noon kindergarten and miscellaneous activity trips. Applications from four for teaching positions were approved. They include those applications of Mrs. Sonia Goetsch Putnam, now teaching kindergarten in Sioux City; Miss Sharon Ristau of Elmore, Minn., who is graduating from Westmar College at LeMars, to teach first grade; Mrs. Grace Skartness, who formerly taught for 8 years at Swea City and who is now teaching sixth grade in Storm Lake; and Mrs. Donna Bonnstetter, teacher in the second grade. Sumitwr classes were discussed. Continuing will be the Jr. - Sr. Band program, under the direction of Russell Guster, and the Voc-Ag program, under the supervisorship of George Se- frit. It was decided to charge $10 for the summer academic classes, which include remedial reading, and possibly remedial mathematics, if there is a need for that class, as well as field biology and typing. Representatives of four architects firms have been interviewed and have presented their programs. Discussion Monday evening included the presentation of each firm, and it was decided to check further into the program of each firm before any decisions are made as to which firm will be invited to present final proposals and figui'L'b. The tluto for the next mooting was not set.

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