The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 6, 1965 · Page 1
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(Llpprr ESTABLISHED 1865 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1965 BY RUSS WALLER Seems like we just got the 1964 tax problems into the mail and now comes a news bulletin from the University of Iowa news service stating that among some 200 lawyers attending the llth annual spring tax institute at the U of I were Harold Fristedt, E. C. McMahon and James F . McMahon . . . and Russell Buchanan . . . tooling up for the 1966 season, so to speak. * * * The public is invited to an Open House in the Kossuth Historical Society rooms, over S & L, from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 16 ... the Emmet County Historical Society is making a group tour here to inspect the local museum. As of April 15, the Kossuth group had a membership of 331. More welcome 1 * * * The wheels of progress may turn slowly, but they do turn . . . at the last Algona City Council meeting, the question of a possible relocation of the city dump was turned over to the sanitation' committee by order of the council ... the Sanitation Committee will Have a lot of support from North Algona if they ponder relocating . . . when you stop to think of it, a few years ago when South Phillips St. (U.S. 169) was widened and repaved, the city politely requested a local scrap iron firm to relocate, and they did . . .yet the municipality has the worst eyesore of all, right beside a nice new wide highway and a new state-financed bridge. * * * Why do cows wear bells? Be-. cause their horns won't blow. (Courtesy of 7th grade) * * * Nature lovers report that the numerous martins, usually returning here about April 18, have not done so. They feed on insects, and it is surmised that the late, cold weather might have destroyed their food supply and the birds starved enroute back from South America, where they winter. Local martin' houses, from which the martins drive out the sparrows that sometimes take them over after the martins leave, are empty. * * * George Mills, political writer in the DesMoines Register, comments that State Representative Casey Loss of Kossuth County may soon receive a state appointment. At the moment, Casey is heading up a few committees of major proportions, and in between legislative activity trying to do his share on the Loss farm at the southwest edge of Algona . . . he's been serving In the legislature nearly all the time since 1947. So Monday evening about 500 legislators and others attended a banquet in Des Moines at which Casey was one of the two legislators (the other, Senator Frommelt of Dubuque) we re honored as the "Outstanding Legislators" of the current session. * * * Many a school district would like to have the guiding hands from down at LuVerne reveal the secret of how they can operate their good school system with a levy of only 28.423 mills . . ..far below the general average . . . maybe they should write a book? * * * Asked if he didn't have to think twice before leaving his wife alone in the evening, one local married sage replied "Yes" , . . first he had to think up a reason {or his going out, and then another reason why she cannot go with him, Might be termed a "doublethink." If there is one thing that should keep our kids from indulging in ancestor worship, it's the national debt. * * # Famous Last Line - Isn't our car beginning to look a little heat up? Entered as second class matter at the nostoffire nt AlBona. Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress ol MarUi 3, 1B79. 3 Sections - 20 Pages I Draws 30 Days In Jail; Lieut. Kenefick 100 Speed In City Limits Memorial Rites Stage Acts, Free Car, To A young Algonan, Larry L. Reefer, 20, will serve a 30-day jail sentence as the result of a wild ride through and around Algona about 2:30 a. m. Sunday a journey that saw Patrolman Tom Cogdall and Policeman Bill Rasmussen in pursuit at speeds of an alleged 100 miles per hour, within the city limits, according to charges filed in Mayor Bill Finn's court. The jail sentence WAS Imr.osed by Mayor Finn, Sunday, after Reefer entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving while his license was under suspension. Reefer's suspension went into effect March 5 after he was found to be a habitual violator by state safety officials. He had only two days to go before his license would have been restored. He was also charged with speeding 100 miles per hour on State street, reckless driving and failing to stop at nine stop signs by pursuing officers after the chase. The fast trip ran from Rldgely to State, State to Main, Main to the highway north of town and back into Algona on Jones to Lucas, Lucas to Dodge, south on Dodge to Overmnyer Drive, east to Jones and north to Oak .where the car went out of control, hit a curb, jumped it and wound up oh the John Dreesman driveway where Cogdall and Rasmussen made the arrest. Reefer was alone in the auto at the tim? of the chase here, but, according to his statement, had an unidentified man with him at 1:30 a. m. Thursday, April 29, when he drove a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air to the Starlite Drive-in Theater east of Algona and inflicted an estimated $75 to theater property and $125 damage to the auto. Evidence found at the scene of the damage by the sheriff's office here, plus an investigation by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood resulted in Reefer's admission of guilt. According to the sheriff's office, Reefer drove to the entrance of the theater, through one chain across the driveway, pulling a pole on*, of the ground, slammsd through a second chain, with the pole from *.he latter hitting the ticket off ice, damaging it. No charge has been filed on the Thursday spree. Three other m«jn paid fines and sosts in Ms.yor Fim's court this week, also on traffic charges. Russell Harris, Burt, $15, careless driving; JohnE.Hardgrove, Algona, $10, and Robert L. Ricke, Wesley, $10, speeding. Hold Kickbush Funeral Here, 2 P.M. Tuesday Funeral services for Kenneth C. Kickbush, 57, Algona resident for 22 years, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with Rev. £. J. C. Gerikeofficiatingardourial follow?*! at Riverview cemetery here. Pallbearers were Leonard Warner, Ray Westling, Orville Wicks, Melvin Sagle, Raymond Gilbert and William Loebig. Kenneth Christopher Kickbush, son of John and Susan Noack Kickbush, was boraVOBterdock, la. Mar. 20,1908. He was married to Hilma Hagen at Dubuque, April 13, 1931 and they came to Algona in 1943. Mr. Kickbush had worked for many years at Arnold Motor Supply here. Ho died in a Mason City hospital Sunday. His father preceded him in death. His wife; five children, Janice (Mrs, Jerrold Funk), Algona, Bueford, Sioux City, Doris (Mrs. Pail Tsglaivi), Goodell, Rodney, Mason City, and Virginia (Mrs. Tom Potter), Mesquite, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. William Troester, Osterdock, la.; a brother, Lloyd, West Bend, Wise.; and 13 grandchildren survive, Algona Peace Corps Member Is In Thailand Wayne Johnson, Algona young man in the Peace Corps, has had a change of location, at least temporarily. Caught in the fuss over in Indonesia, where he and other Peace Corps members were accused by an unfriendly government of being U. S. spys, Wayne has now been transferred to Thailand. He is a physical education instructor. Government sources have since said that there may be a further shifting of personnel, and that in some case*: Peace Corps members would be slven an opportunity to return homo, if they so choose, Eugene Hefty Is LuVerne's Boys Stater Eugene Hefty has been chosen by the Ernest Merkle post of the American Legion at LuVerne to attend Boys' State at Camp Dodge, June 6-12. The announcement was made Tuesday by Owen Curry, post commander. Eugene is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Hefty. He is 16, and now completing his junior year in high school, where he has been active in a variety of school affairs. Leonard John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl T. John, was named as an alternate. Spring Escapes Area - Mercury Zooms To 88 Spring seemod to elude Kossuth • county this year as the mercury hopped into the eighties every day during the past week, not long after the over-supply of winter's snow melted. High during the period was 88 degrees Sunday, wli'le the lo - v as 33 Thursday, April 29. Rainfall was very slight, allowing roads and fields to dry up. Here are the week's readings: April 29 April 30 Miyl May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 H 82 84 84 88 86 83 L 33 48 54 58 52 56 55 R .02 John Plott Of Algona Feted John Platt, senior in the college of liberal arts at the University of Iowa, lowi City, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Platt, Algona, was one of 13 University students "tapped" along with SUI President Howard R. Bowen for membership in Omr.cron Delta Kappa, leadership honor society for man, Thursday night, April 29. : Tne tapping ceremony was a portion jf th<3 amul Leadership Banquet Held Wednesday A memorial mass for Lt.Ter- ence Stephen Kenefick, 29, killed April 24 in a jet plane mishap off the Virginia Capes was held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, Algona. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. P. P. Gearen was celebrant, with the Rev. Francis Conway of Garrigan High School, as deacon, the Rev. Thomas O'Toole of Cor- wlth as sub-deacon and the Rev. Thomas Munn, assistant pastor at St. Cecelia's as master of ceremonies. The children's choir of the Academy sang the Mass. Members of Lt.Kenefick's graduating class at St. Cecelia's Academy attended in a body. Lt. Kenefick was born and reared at Algona, attended Notre Dame University at South Bend., Ind., and was a 1958 graduate of Iowa State University, Ames. A career Navy man, he was recently transferred from Jacksonville, Fla., to Pensacola, Fla. and was on duty with the fleet at Norfolk, Va., at the time of his death. He and others were practicing taking off and landing a new type of Jet plane from the USS"Forrestal and his plane exploded in air. He had just radioed that the plane was not reacting properly when the explosion took place. Lt. Kenefick is survived by his wife, the former Mary Carol Brown of Des Moines, and two children, Katie, 5, and Stephanie, 4. Other survivors are his parents, Dr. and Mrs. John Kenefick of Algona; two brothers and one sister, John Michael of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tom and Anne at home. Kossuth Miss Is State 4-H Office Nominee Linda Hoeppner, Lakota, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Hoeppner, was recently named state 4-H officer nominee from northwest Iowa. She was first chosen as a state 4-H officer nominee from Kossuth county and then following personal interviews at Emmetsburg was one of two boys and two girls named nominees from the 17 counties in northwest Iowa. May 15, she and about 12 other boys and girls from Iowa will have personal interviews at Ames. At that time eight boys and eight girls will be named as state 4-H officer candidates. 4-H members will select their own state 4-H officers at State 4-H Conference during June from these candidates. Linda is a junior at the Lakota high school and a member of the Lakota Luckies 4-H club, reports Roger Hiemstra, county extension assistant. Fifty Officers At District Meeting Here Fifty law enforcement officers from 15 towns attended a maet- ing here last Thursday, at the Algona Hotel, starting at 12:30 p.m. and lasting all afternoon. Spaakers imUrkd Dan Joh- nsto.i of the Attorney General's office in Des Moines; Paul Miller, representing the FBI, Ornar.ii, and Robert D. Blair, assistant in the state bureau of criminal investigation. Mayor William J. Finn and Police Chief Al Boekelnun »ave the welcome and greetings to the puests. Feature Auto Show Here Art Illg Of St. Joe Is Found Dead In Water Tile A well-known St. Joe area farmor, Art Illg, 60, was found dead, head down 'n a 6-foot, 21-inch diameter tile at 12:10 p. m. Tuesday. His body was found by his son, Harold nig, and cause of death had not been announced by Dr. R. F. Snyder, Swea City, county modlcal officer, by press time. Possibilities included drowning and heart attack. Mr. Illg died about one-half mile west and a block north of the Kollasch station, located seven m.'les south of Algona on highway 169. H:'s tnmfi farm is located about a mile south and 1 1/2 miles west of the spot where he died. He kept livestock on land owned by Alfred Reding and it was while attempting to furnish water for livestock that he died. The large tile in which lie was found stands upright around a natural water spring. A pipe runs from the tile into a stock tank nearby, and the large tile has been known to clog in the past. It is assumed it was clogged again Tuesday. Mrs. Reding saw Mr. Illg working around the area about 8:30 a. m. No one apparently saw him from that time until Harold found his father's body slightly after noon. The father had been working in the area alone. At times when the tile clogged, it was customary to reach inside with somn sort of tongs in an effort to free whatever was stopping the flow of water. Mr. Illg was in the process of freeing the tile when he died. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to the scene to investigate and the dead man was brought to Hamilton Funeral Homo where funeral arrangements were pending Wednesday morning. Dr. Snyder was also called and made his investigation later at the funeral home. Many relatives survive Mr. Illg. How Millage School Levies Compare Here A note from Edward Stewart, superintendent of the Swea City schools, calls attention to the story in the Upper Des Moines of last Thursday, regarding the new state law requiring all lands by July 1, 1966, to be within a four-year high school district, and the existing school mlllage levies quoted in connection with the story. Swea City was said to have the highest school mUlage levy, in the April 29 story.The statement pertained only to the general school fund. But Supt. Stewart correctly calls attention to the fact that the TOTAL school m.'ll- age levy includes not only general fund, but social security and IPERS, school house voted, bonds and interest and site, and special course levies where they may apply. On the basis of total school millage levy, Swea City's was fifth in Kossuth county in 1964. The correct and total school mUlage levies of high school districts with land in Kossuth county is as follows, for 1964: 1. Rake 53.542 2. Algona 49.230 3. Buffalo Center 48.434 4. Ringsted 46.919 5. Swea City 45.174 6. Burt 44.940 7. West Bend 44.207 8. Twin Rivers 43.558 9. Corwith Wesley 40.191 10. Lakota 39.814 11. Titonka 38.853 12. Armstrong 38.740 13. Ledyard 38.111 14. Sentral 36.496 15. LuVerne 33.377 *. JoyCees Appoint Steve Ostrum, president of the Algona JayCees, has announced appointment of Ken Frideres as publicity chairman, Dewaln DeRoos as chap'.a'n. and Jim McMihon as legal counsel for the group. Change Date The Iowa Employment Service representative will not be at the Kossuth county coarthia;^ May 11 as ! ud previously been scheduled. The first visit in May has been postponed until May 18, between 9 and 10 a.m. 2 Injured, School Bus Driver Charged Two Whittemore women were rushed to St. Ann hospital for treatment and a bus driver for the Algona Community School District was charged with failing to stop and yield following a car-bus mishap four miles west of Algona at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. Injured ware Pearl A. Besch, 54, driver of the auto, possible chest injuries and contusions, LuEllna Bell, 51, left knee laceration, abrasions and contusions, and Marie Hogan, who was checked by a local doctor and released., Loren White was driver of the bus, which was headed south at the time of the crash. The bus apparently stopped at a stop sign along McGregor road, then pulled on 1 , in front of the auto, which was headed east. The auto struck the front bumper of the bus, then the car slammed into a deep ditch on the north side of the highway. There were a number of children aboard the bus at the timo, but no one even knew there had been a mishap. .Damage to the bus was slight, while an estimated $350 damage resulted to the Besch auto. $75,000 Damage Suit Filed, District Court A $75,000 damage suit was filed here in district court this week by Harold E. Lakin, plaintiff, who is seeking thit anvui 4 from J. E. Ukena ?t al, defendants, as a result of injuries the plaintiff alleges he received in a mishap at Pocahontas May 11, 1963 at 4:15p. m The plaintiff's petition alleges J. E. Ukena, drlvoi 1 of a station wagon which struck the rear of the Lakln vehicle, was guilty of negligence at the time of the mishap, Mr. Lakin also claims permanent injuries to his back and neck, doctor, medical and hospital expenses, loss of earnings and disability and seeks $75,000 from the defendants. A jury was being selected Monday when the Berkness vs. Madden case, slated to be heard, was set'led ou' of court. A mishap Aug. 17, 19G3 had resulted in claims and counterclaims in district court, but attorneys apparently got plaintiffs and defendants to reach an A plea of guilty to a charge of lascivious acts with a child was entered in district court here this week by Milo G. Emerson, who was sentenced to six months in jail, than paroled to his sister. Appeal bond in the matter was set at $1,500 by Judge Joseph Hand who is presiding during the current term. The petition and details of the case wyre filed earlier here •and presented in an earlier edition of the UDM Petit court jurors are slated to report again next Tuesday, according to County Clerk Alma Pearson. Two other new cases have bean filed here recently. Sondra K. Johnson filed a petition in equity, charging Jon 0. Johnson, defendant, with cruel and Inhuman treatmsnt. The plaintiff also asks for custody of the couple's three -year o'.d daughter and further relief as the court may seem equitable. They were married Mar. 12, 1960 at Adams, Herbert J. Isebrand, plaintiff, is seeking to settle an account for $152.49 with Stanley Gar man, defendant. Achievement Day Achievement day will be held at the LuVerne Community school Tuesday, May 11, with the program beginning at 1:30 p. m. You are invited to inspect the work on display: all grade rooms, science, homemaking, industrial arts, language arts and all oth?r departmonts of our school. Punch and cookies will be served by the horn? Hiking girls following the program. Style Show Sentral homemaking classes, under the direction of Mrs. Max Dudley, will present a style show, "World Cruise", May 12 at 7:30 p. in in the Sentral gymnasium. The show will include clothes for a world tour made by the 30 New Cars On Display For 2-Day Event Thirty brand new 1965 automobiles, som? of them styles and models not heretofore presented in this area, _ will be on exhibit at the big Algona Auto Show, which opens at the Kossuth Fairgrounds, Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m. and runs through Sunday, May 9, until 10 p.m. In addition to the display of new cars and special exhibits of an automotive nature, there will be a professional stage show in Floral Hall both days and evenings. And - someone will win a free automobile. The free car will be given away at 9 p.m. Sunday evening. Those attending will register, and from the registrations the presentation will be made. A second award of a fine stere- phonic record player console will also be presented to someone. It is not necessary to be present to win*Taking part in the display will be members of the Automotive Bureau of the Algona Chamber of Commerce and local automotive jobbers. On display will be Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Chryslers, Dodges, Fords, Mercurys, Oldsmobiles, Plymouths, Pontiacs and Ramblers, from J.ocal dealers. Some of the cars are models especially brought here for the show. The stage show will feature acts brought directly from Chicago, headed by Harry "King" Cole as master of ceremonies. There will be a total 18,000 square feet of floor space devoted to the new cars. Because Floral Hall could not accomodite all of the new models, the dealers arranged for a big tent, 50 X 110 feet in area, to be erected Wednesday. There will be 12 cars under the tent; the balance will be in Floral Hall. This issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines contains a host of personal invitations, both from local dealers and national manufacturers, to attend the show. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and from I p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Local sponsors are Dau's Garage, Kossuth Motors, Ken's Auto Service, Percival Motors, Taylor Motors, Schultz Bros., Greenberg Auto Supply, Sieg- Fort Dodge, and Arnold Motor Supply. Free soft drinks will be served both days. Algona Woman's Brother Shot In Des Moines Lawrence R. Kochheiser, 48, Des Moines, brother of Mrs. Conley Goodwin, Algona, was shot and killed in a Des Moines Chinese restaurant about noon Wednesday in what police there called an apparent murder and suicide. Also dead was Mrs. Goldie Bickford, 33, Des Moines, who police said shot Kochheiser twice then shot herself with a .32 caliber automatic pistol. Mr. Kochheiser's survivors include his wife, two sons, a daughter, his mother, two sisters and two brothers. girls themselves in grades 7 through 12. Refreshments will be served and the public is invite J.

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