The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 29, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 29, 1965
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Read it for more NEWS - See it for PICTURES U<e i» f-" more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER * * * Folks from this area who took in the last Britt Hobo Day may not know that Herman (Beefsteak Charlie) Campbell, crowned then as King of the Hoboes, died recently of a heart attack at St. Mesnrad Archabbey in Indiana. He was 44 years old, and his crowning last August, was a highlight of his career. The Abbey operates quarters for transients and Charlie had just had his breakfast when he suffered the attack, enroute to a new home in the "big rock candy mountains". He had been on the road since the age of 13. * * * Terry Olsen, son of the Art Olsens of Sexton, is a young FFA student here, and sometime ago his dad gave him a choice of any one of 14 ewes on the Olsen farm as his own, for an FFA project.Terry, probably remembering all the good advice he had heard from George Sefrit, selected one of the ewes. Monday the ewe presented Terry with triplets, indicating that he had made the right selection. Iowa newspapers recently announcing either a conversion to offset newspaper printing, or in the process - The Bee and Herald at Jefferson, the Nevada Evening Journal, and the Vinton Daily Times. * * * A well known former Kossuth resident, Mrs. Max Goldman, wife of a Methodist minister whose assignment was Titonka a few years back, and is now at Forest City, was one of six Iowa housewives who made quite a hit at the national convention of the UJS. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Monday. This will come as no surprise to many of the women of this area who have heard Mrs. Goldman speak at numerous club meetings, and a few men's clubs as well. She is the daughter of an American college professor and a Japanese woman, and it was on the subject of racial prejudice that she drew attention and applause. She said: The important qualities in people are not the color of their skin, but of their thoughts . . .not the shape of their eyes, but of their dreams." As an "American" child in Japan, and as an Oriental young lady in America, she learned early about prejudice, from both directions. * * * Our sympathy goes out to what is left of the paving on North Jones Street, and to the road crews who are battling just as valiantly to keep it passable as are the dike builders along the Mississippi . . . theNorth Algona Let's Move the Dump Ass'n reports that petitions will soon be in motion asking that the fragrance of the present locale be enjoyed in some other area for awhile. * * * The annual inspection of the Algona unit of the National Guard is slated tonight, Thursday. Scouts tell us that in the pending shuffle of the Guard and the Army Reserve, the local Guard unit is likely to wind up in a different type of activity than blasting off those howitzers . . . * * * Our research department reports that women who are interested in shaking off extra pounds before summer approaches should heed the results of a recent study, This survey found out that night-eating is the leading cause of overweight. By that it meant those before-bed snacks. But by all means, don't take our word for it - consult your doctor I * * * Even though the Home Show survived three days of gloomy weather, some snow, a little sleet, and frequent rain and pulled pretty good crowds, the Auto Show boys are hoping for a little better weather next weekend. .They have a big deal cooking, too. * * * Famous Last Line - All it takes to become a gossip is a good sense of rumor. ESTABLISHED 1865 IOW" C NOV! — matter at the oostoffice at Algona, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1965 16 Pages - 2 Section* VOL. 100 - NO. 32 Casey Is At The Throttle Casey Loss, Kossuth county's state representative, was named to head the sifting committee of the Iowa House of Representatives, Monday, in a move toward final adjournment of the current session. The job will' not be without headaches. There are 18 legislators on the committee, which will have the decision of what bills to bring out on the floor for voting, and which bills to stay pigeonholed, a gesture close to death for the latter bills. Annual Meeting Of Historical Society ,May 2 The annual meeting of the Kossuth County Historical Society will be held in the Burt High school gym next Sunday at 2 p.m., according to an announcement by C.R. Schoby,president. Officers and directors will be elected for the coming year. In charge of the program are Mrs. Ray McWhorter, Mrs. Lee Pratt and Mrs. Friedolph Soderberg. Featured on the program will be music under the direction of Mrs. Harold Grover and presentation of interesting anecdotes, "Lest we Forget", related by old timers from various communities of the county. A social hour with coffee and cookies will follow the meeting, which is open to members and non-members. Present officers include C. R. (Chet) Schoby, president; Hugh Black, vice-president; Grace Johnson, secretary; and Roy McMahon, treasurer. The museum committee includes Mrs. Wayne Keith, chairman; and Mrs. Fred Geigel, Mrs. P. 0. Dorweiler, Dick Palmer and D. P. Smith, Algona, and Mrs. Florence Reynolds of Titonka. Dues which were due on Jan. 1 are payable to Roy McMahon at the Iowa State Bank. Annual dues are $1 with a life membership at $10. Register 24 Cars, Trucks, Recent Week Twenty-four new vehicles were registered during a recent week here at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. Owners are; Chevrolet - Titonka Cooperative Creamery, pickup; Bancroft Coop. Creamery, pickup; E. C. Krause, Fenton; R. T. Meyer, Fenton; R. H. or Florence Valentine, Algona; P. 0. or Irene Engelbarts, Lakota; T. M. Altman, Irvington, K. S. Garman, Algona. Plymouth - Farmers Elev. Mut. Ins. Co., Algona. Ford - Ed Blumer, Algona; S. W. Thilges, West Bend; R. J. or R. F. Kramer, Algona; Merwyn or Donna Hurlburt, Lone Rock; Merwyn or Elnora Hurlburt, Lone Rock; H. W. Goeke, Elmore; R. L. Potts, Swea City; D. E. Sparks, Titonka; Fred Blumer, LuVerne. Buick - J. W. or Rosemary Stott, Titonka. Dodge - L. G. or Diane Ashland; W. H. Brandow, Algona. Imperial - H. J. Cowan, Algona. Olds - L. L. Coy, Elmore. Pontiac - C. D. Bellinger, Lone Rock. The only bills outside the sifting committee control are the appropriations measures, unfinished business previously bro- ght up, motions to reconsider and legalizing acts. Acting Monday afternoon, the sifting committee placed two new bills on the calendar. One is a move to consolidate the state car dispatcher and state printing board under the State Executive Council. The second would authorize county boards of education to merge into a joint county school Lieut. Kenefick Memorial Service Memorial services for Lieut. Steve Kenefick, naval jet pilot lost off the Virginia Capes on a flight mission off the USS Forrestal, last Friday night, will be held at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here, Wednesday, May 5, at 10 a.m. Lieut. Kenefick was the son of Dr. and Mrs. John N. Kenefick of Algona. • Hold Pre-Trial Meetings; Jury Reports Monday Judge Joseph Hand, who will preside during the April term of district court which opens here Monday, May 3, held several pre-trial conferences this week. It is expected that a damage case will be the first on the docket Monday. Members of the petit jury for the term are to report at 10 a. m. Monday. They are: Algona - John, Jr., Marie Dutton, Adra Faber, Gertrude Grandgenett, Curtis Haahr, John Hagg, Walter Heerdt, Sr., Helen Kirkland, H. S. Montgomery, Bernyce Richardson, Vera Schultz, Kent Seely and Clara Shilts. Bancroft - Frank Bauer, Sr., Florian Hellman, Gladys Johanneson, Claude Johnson, Evelyn Mescher, L. J. Nemmersand lone Sandt. Burt - Florence Anderson, Beulah Davis, Oscar Hammond, Elizabeth A. Johnson and Ida Peter. Bode - David McGuire and Orville Wagner. Corwith - Fidelia Ricke. Fenton - FredGreinert, Wayne Lynch and Jessie Newel. Irvington - Doris Davis. Lakota - Polly Gerzema and Florence Paulsen. Ledyard - Mrs. Wilma McKinnon. Lone Rock - Orville Kressin and Dennis Priebe. LuVerne - Paul Maass and Melvin Marty. Swea City - Viola Berg. Titonka - Eldon Attig and Gertrude Schutjer. Wesley - Helen Weir. West Bend - Carl Elsenbast. Whittemore - Mrs. Leonard Elbert, Ruth Foley, Albert Kautsch, Gertrude Kollasch, Emily Koppen and Ella Maahs. Streets Swept Jess Lashbrook, city street commissioner, reports that surfaced streets of all the city have been swept once. The sweeper picked up 84 loads, or a total of 336 yards of dirt and sand. Mr. Lashbrook contributes the heavier amount of dirt, in part, to the lengthy winter and the sanding of intersections and streets when they were slippery. The complete total of last year's sweepings totaled approximately 1,000 yards. system under one joint county board of education. It is hoped to adjourn the legislature by May 15. Casey, as chairman of the sifting committee, will face the fire of those wanting bills on the floor as well as those hoping for bills to die a natural death in some pigeon hole. It sort of looks like a case of you can't win either way, but knowing Casey we suspect he'll manage to get through the next few weeks safely and return to calm and quiet of Kossuth county. Geo. H. Maahs Of Whittemore Died Monday WHITTEMORE - George H. Maahs, 62, lifelong resident of this community, passed away Monday evening at 8 p. m. in the Palo Alto Memorial hospital in Emmetsburg, following his second surgery Monday at 5p.m. He entered the hospital on March 31. Funeral services will be held in St. Paul's Lutheran church in Whittemore with the Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. A specific time had not been set, pending word from two sons in service, one in Korea and the other in Viet Nam. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery, with the Schellhammer Funeral Home of West Bend in charge of arrangements. George Maahs, son of the late Julius Maahs and his wife Juliana Matsher, was born on May 26, 1902, on the home farm two miles southwest of Whittemore. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran school and was reared on the farm where he grew to manhood. On Dec. 23, 1925, he was united in marriage with Edna Kuecker, in Whittemore, by the late Rev. William Faulstich, who also baptized and confirmed him. Mr. and Mrs. Maahs were blessed with 10 children, five boys and five girls: (Kathleen) Mrs. Milford Gade, West Bend; PFC Donald in Korea; Willis, Aurora, Nebr.; (Eileen) Mrs. Ronald Emery, Ames; (Marilyn) Mrs. Merlyn Dietrich, Rodman; (Julie) Mrs. Ronald Pettit, Cylinder; Richard, Litchfield, 111.,; Robert and (Ellen) Mrs. Tom Farrell, Whittemore; and Paul in the United States Navy. The family with Mrs. Maahs, 19 grandchildren, and four brothers, Herman of Fenton, John of Emmetsburg, Fred of South Haven, Minn., and Edward of here also survive. One brother William of Fergus Falls, Minn., and . Anna Maahs of here preceded him in death. Following their marriage they farmed the home farm for 25 years, then sold the farm and built a modern home in Whittemore in the south part of town. Mr. Maahs was employed at the J. M. Fleming Hardware for six years. Robert Harvey Seriously III BURT - Burt friends are sorry to learn of the serious illness of a former resident and neighbor Robert (Bob) Harvey, Swea City. Bob had been a patient for some time at the Fairmont hospital. When his condition became critical, he was taken by ambulance to St. Mary's hospital, Rochester. Mrs. Harvey is in Rochester with her husband. Mrs. Anna Zanke, mother of Mrs. Harvey, is now staying with a niece, Mrs. Loretta Waltman, in Burt. Auto Show Program Set For Open House On Friday To See Hi Speed Press Midwest Printing and Lithographing Co. of Algona located in the building of'the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co., will hold an open house, Friday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. Publishers from this area have been invited as special guests to see the 16 page Vanguard color press in ope ration that after noon, and folks from this area are also invited. Invitations were to be sent out locally, and some were, but the Cottrell Co. manufacturers of the press, underestimated the requirements for Algona and Humboldt, and did not have a sufficient number of formal invit-, ations available. All business and professional people are invited, and anyone else wishing to see the press in operation. 84,480 Acres In County Facing New School Tax Dinner, Election By Auxiliary, St. Ann, May 4 The spring dinner and annual election of officers of the St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary will be held next Tuesday, May 4, at the Algona Country Club, starting at 6:30 p. m. Jim McMahon will be guest speaker, telling of his experiences in the FBI. Reservations maybe made with either Mrs. Elmer Walter or Mrs. Miles Sloniker. Nominees for office for the coming year are Mrs. J. B. Harris, president, Mrs. Clement McEvoy, and Mrs. Howard Stephenson, first and second vice presidents, Mrs. John Harris, recording secretary, Mrs. Jim Cowan, corresponding secretary, Mrs. Elmer Walter, treasurer, and Mrs. Kevin Nash, Mrs. Charles Sheakley and Mrs. Laura Hough, members of the nomi- ating committee. Bode Man Is Hurt Slightly In Crash Here A Bode man, Herbert C. Bormann, suffered a cut mouth and upper lip when the car he was driving collided with an auto driven by Richard H. Brusig, Algona, 1 1/2 miles south of Algona on highway 169 at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Patrolman Charles Bird investigated and charged Brusig with failing to turn right. The Bormann auto was headed south and the Brusig vehicle was headed north, turning west at the time of the crash. The Bode car was demolished and $750 damage resulted to the Brusig auto. At 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, a car driven by Michael P. Schrauth, 18, Bancroft, careened into a mail box three miles north of Burt on highway 169 after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated and estimated damage at $130 to the auto. 23rd Anniversary The 23rd Anniversary Sale of Super Valu stores will be observed this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Hood's Super Valu in Algona. A four-page, four-color section from the local store is a part of this issue. At a meeting of the Automotive Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce Monday evening, final plans were made for the Algona Auto Show to be held May 8 - 9 at Floral Hall of the Kossuth Fairgrounds. Local dealers announce that their special models and "cut-a-ways" are being shipped and will be here on display. One dealer has received a huge wooden box which weighs over 6,000 pounds. It contains a type of a display that will prove interesting. Every dealer and automotive jobber in Algona is involved in this big show. Harry "King" Cole is a fabulously funny outstanding master of cermonies. He will appear both days and introduce the other acts. He, himself, is a one-man cast of hilarious characters. He uses good clean comedy, a battered Stetson, and a completely unpredictable set of facial expressions to personally see to it that everyone has a good time while he is at the microphone. He will introduce Jay Seiler and Miriam Seabold with Colonel Yates. They will do numerous acts demonstrating skill and dexterity. Their ski act will stop the show. They have been featured at the Radio City Music Hall, The Hilton Hotel in Chicago, The Sonja Henie Ice Show, and The Paladium in London. You might have seen them on TV with Johnny Carson, Steve Allen, or Captain Kangaroo. Tickets are on sale now for only $1,00 at any Algona drug store or bank, or the Smoke Shop, or at auto dealers and jobbers. A highlight of the Show will be the car that is given away free on Sunday evening at 9:30 p. m. You do not need to be present to win. If you win, you have your choice of nine different makes. I 1 '! . • '' • ' • ' • , ' . S.U.I. Honors To 7 Students From This Area A number of Algona and other area students are receiving honors at the University of Iowa. Among the 120 campus leaders to be guests of the retail merchants division of the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce, tonight, April 29, are John Platt and Sherry Read of Algona. On May 1, at the Honors convocation, among the 1,250 to be recognized for scholastic achievement are; Kathryn Bay, Glenn Buchanan, David Passmore, John Platt, Terry Powell and Jerry Raney, all of Algona. Steven Guerdet, Armstrong, Randall Berkland, and Bruce Goddard, Cylinder; Ronald Linde, Swea City; Sharon Rolf son and Katliryn Shoeman, West Dead. Start Drive For $800 To Buy Burt Uniforms BURT -The Burt Band Mothers are launching a drive to raise $800, needed to meet the cost of new band uniforms which have already been ordered. Since the purchase of the old uniforms iu May, 1950, the Band Mathers have purchased Bonds each year for a uniform fund. To date they have $1200 in Bonds with another $900 in cash in the treasury. The cost of the new uniforms will be $2900.00. Mrs. Ivan Kohlhaas is president of the group and is general chairman in charge. A new state law which requires school districts without four- year high schools to be attached to districts with high schools is going to affect about 84,480 acres of land in Kossuth county. The districts may attach themselves voluntarily up to April 1, 1966. After that, the Kossuth Board of Education will assign, subject to approval of the State Department of Public Instruction, the unattached districts to some adjacent high school district, by July 1, 1966. Kossuth county has a number of areas not presently attached to a four-year high school district. The adjacent map shows the approximate areas in the county where decisions will have to be made between now and next July 1. They are within the heavy, black outlines indicated by the "X". Basically, the areas lie within Riverdale, Sherman, Prairie, Lotts Creek, Ramsey, Greenwood, Whittemore and Grant townships. Grant operates a grade school but no high school. High school pupils from these areas attend the schools of their choice on a tuition basis at present. The change in the tax structure of ttye areas not at present in a four-year high school district will probably be considerable. The 1964 Kossuth county tax levy, for example, gives the following comparisons of the millage levy (in total) for some townships where part are in high school districts, and part are not: Riverdale Twp.t In H. S. district - 69.093 Not in district - 28.545 Whittemore Twp.: In H. S. district- 69.192 Not in district - 28.306 Greenwood Twp.: In H. S. district - 34.215 Not in district - 20.407 Prairie Twp.: In H. S. district - 60.279 Not in district - 28.290 Lotts Creek Twp.: In H. S. district - 68.978 Not in district - 29.917 Grant twp. will not be quite so seriously affected, tax-wise, as a public grade school is maintained in the township, at present. The same law will affect practically every county in the state. The compulsory provision has been in the offing ever since the redistricting occurred. Districts without high schools were given the option of joining a district that did at that time, but some chose not to do so. In some areas, it appears likely that the selection of which district to join miy lead to many differences of opinion. The existing tax bases of the various high school districts will come under close scrutiny here. The various high school districts in Kossuth county now range from 28.423 (LuVerne) mills up to 41.507 (Swea City) mills. The Algona school district millage levy was 40.939 mills for 1904.

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