The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 20, 1965
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Read it for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER * * * Evidently someone was under a slight misapprehension when they endeavored to pilfer the Chamber of Commerce office here ... the fund raising budget committee stifled a few chuckles. * * * A former Algona girl, Elsie Hilton, wife of Bill Hilton, ex- Algonan now managing the Harrison store in Winterset, Iowa, won first place in a recent Iowa Professional Photographers Ass'n contest with her hand color transparent oil entry. Some years ago she was employed at Brown's Studio here, prior to her marriage, when that studio was located above what is now the Barr Insurance office. * * * The pending 3? a package Increase in the state cigarette tax may do more to stop people from smoking than cancer scare publicity. * * * Mrs. Rhoda Bonar of Algona received an interesting letter from her sister, Grace Yount, now living in Olympia, Wash, regarding the recent earthquake in the Pacific Northwest . . . she said: "it's terrifying, but not as bad as an Iowa tornado - it comes so quickly and goes the same way." Another former local couple, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Erlander, Kent, Washington, also experienced the same quake. Their daughter, Jane, in school at the time, said with the first tremble the teachers rushed all the pupils out of the building as the structure quivered, according to a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hill, Mrs. Erlander's parents. * * * Two years ago the Sentral school band was scouring every potential source of revenue to raise funds for a trip to the Red River Days celebration in Winnipeg, to which the band had been invited ... one of the community contributions came from Fairmont, Minn. . . . now Fairmont is trying to raise funds to send its band on a World's Fair appearance, and the Sentral Band Mothers have reciprocated . . . they forwarded a check for $100 to the Fairmont band. * * * MEMO to the Sanitation Committee of the Algona City Council, assigned to study the matter of relocating the Algona city dump ,. . flfe * * * The newest isn't always the most reliable ... a retired 1923 steam engine was pulled out of storage by the Burlington railroad during the recent Mississippi river floods and pressed into service to run both passenger and freight trains through flood waters. The diesels can't operate in water over 4 1/2 inches on account of electric powerl * * * If the democrats want to make sure they lose the next state elections all they'll have to do is pass a state withholding tax law, and then make sales tax returns mandatory by the month instead of the quarter, * * * Famous Last Line-"We didn't ail come over on the same ship, but we're ail in the same boatl" e# jWotnes. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second rlass matter at the costoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 2G, 1965 14 Pages — 2 Section* VOL. 100 - NO. 38 LuVerne Sets Final Plans For Commencement The LuVerne Community school will hold baccalaureate services Sunday, May 23, and commencement Tuesday, May 25. Both programs will begin at 8 p. m. The commencement speaker will be Richard H. (Dick) Mc- Cawnn, director of Public Relations at the C. E. School of Commerce, Nebraska's largest private business school located at Omaha. He will speak on "Common Denominator of Leadership". Mr. McCawnn is probably Nebraska's busiest public speaker. His commencement adresses number over 600 and he delivered 311 adresses on the general subject of our national defense in a two-year period. Rev. Ralph S. Hindman, pastor of the EUB church of Lu- Verne will give the baccalaureate sermon. Marilyn Hogan Of Whittemore Girl Of Month Marilyn Hogan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hogan of Whittemore and a graduate of Garrlgan high school, has been named "Girl of the Month" at Briar Cliff college, Sioux City. Hers was the final selection for the present school year. She was presented with a certificate of the award, which is an all-stu-s dent selection and will have custody of the traveling trophy until fall. Marilyn is a senior in the department of English and has served in the college publications staff all through her four years at Briar Cliff. She is a staff member and co-editor of a student bi-monthly publication^'the "Cliff News". She has also served as editor of the student quarterly magazine, "Prologues." She is a free-lance writer for both newspaper and magazine, as well as for the local press. Miss Hogan is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, honorary English fraternity; of the honors seminars; of Beta Phi Omega,, the French club; and of the campus unit of Student Iowa Education Association. As a student leader concerned with the misunderstandings and problems of Integration in the south, she was one of the Briar Cliff students who went to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, during the recent civil rights march there. She presented a full report to the college community upon her return to campus. Marilyn and her family are members of St. Michael's parish, Whittemore. Name Board To Evaluate Service Appointments An Evaluation Board of seven members to advise on appointments to the U, S, Military Academy, Naval, Air Force and Merchant Marine Academies, has been named by Congressman Stanley Greigg, Purpose is to consider applications strictly on merits and qualifications, free of political considerations. Bernard Cooper, newly named athletic director at Garrigan High, is one of the seven. Others are Charles Hacke, publisher of the Sac City Sun, Dorothy Johannes, Ashton, Iowa, Rev. Gerald Hallauer, Congregational pastor at Spencer, Al Hadar of Humboldt,Elwood01sen of Sioux City. Judge Lawrence McCormick of the 4th judicial district, seventh member, was named as chairman of the board. OMVI Charge Belle Black Of Algona Dies; Funeral Today Mrs. Belle C. Black, 83, resident of the Algona area for the past 75 years, died early Tuesday morning at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Black will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Methodist church here, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Lyle Raney, Eugene Hutchins, Floyd Bode, A. N. Erpelding, Milton Burlingame and Dr.EdCapesius. Belle C. Smith, daughter of James M. and Nancy Severs Smith, was born April 27, 1882 in Warren county. She graduated from Humboldt College in 1906 and taught in rural schools near Seneca until her marriage there June 10,1908 to James F. Black. He preceded her in death in 1943. A daughter, Pauline (Mrs. Adolph Girres), also preceded her in death in 1954. She is survived by five children, Hugh and Florence (Mrs. George Kain), Algona, Lucille, San Antonio, Tex., Paul, U.S. Air Force, and Mary (Mrs. Robert Krlpps), Toronto, Canada; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Eckholm, Mason City; two brothers, Luther Smith, Des Moines, and Earnest Smith, Estherville; 19 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Jean Mescher Is Band Queen At Burt High Algona Gl Tells Of Viet Nam Helicopter Attack Mission ....*. ••_•_•• • •.•.•.•.*.•.•»•.*••••.•.•.•»•.•.••-.*••.•.•••••.•-»•".••"•••••••-•-••••.•.• .-.-»•.-.-.-.•. •.-«---.-«-----«-.-^B-.---.------.--...-_....._.. A petition charging Manferd M, Boever with OMVl, was filed in district court here this week by County Attorney Gordon Winkel. Boever was arrested on highway 9 at Swea City May 16 by Patrolman Charles Bird. JEAN MESCHER BURT - Members of the Burt school marching band have chosen Jean Mescher to represent them as their Queen at the North Iowa Band Festival at Mason City in June. Jean, 18 year old senior, has had an active four years at Burt high school. Her activities include basketball, track, softball, band, trombone trio, chorus, glee club, paper staff, annual staff, student council, F. T. A. and served as county F.T.A. President. Jean has served as a class officer three of her four years. In spite of her busy extracurricular schedule, Jean has maintained an "A" average this year and still has time to per- sue her hobbies of sewing (she makes most of her own clothes) and drawing. As for future plans, Jean says she hopes to work this summer and go to college in the fall to start her education toward a (teaching career. "My secret ambition though," said Jean, "is to some day be a dress designer." Plenty Of Rain Registered In The Past Week The weather picture in this area during the past week was spotty, to say the least. A total of 1 1/2" of rain was measured at the official weather station, KLGA, with high and low temperature marks ranging from 82 to 44. Here are the readings: H L R May 13 82 52 May 14 77 57 .50" May 15 74 57 .22" May 16 61 50 .80" May 17 82 46 May 18 78 51 Tr. May 19 - 44 Susan Goche, 87, Succumbs; Bancroft Rites Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Goche, 87, were held at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Msgr. Joseph H. Schultes conducting the requiem mass. Burial was in the church cemetery and Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were all grandsons: Donald, James, Raymond, William and Richard Goche, and Melvin DeGeeter. Mrs. Goche died Sunday at the Estherville hospital where she had been for the past eight months. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. The former Susan Schiltz was born Nov. 1, 1877 at Cottonville, in Jackson County, la. She attended school there and was married Feb. 7,1899 to William Goche, a farmer. The couple farmed in the Bancroft area until 1955 when they moved into town. He died in 1960. Mrs. Goche leaves four sons, Leo, Arthur, Walter, and Edward, all of Bancroft; a daughter, Mrs. Screal DeGeeter, of Bancroft; and a brother, John W. Schiltz of Bancroft. There are 28 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Goche was a member of St. John's Altar Society. New Fire Truck Should Arrive In 30 Days The Algona fire department expects delivery on the new fire truck in from three weeks to 30 days. Upon its arrival, it will be tested by the Iowa Insurance Adjusters to make sure that the pressure is correct and everything in working order, according to state fire specifications. The senior class of Sentral of Fenton visited the station to become acquainted with the equipment and operation of the fire department. A number of classes from schools .in the county have likewise visited the department, with the explanation of operations being given by Mr. Elbert. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts have also visited the station, with the schedule about filled for the near future. Burt Donates $172 Toward Cancer Drive Mrs, Dale Lockwood of Burt has announced that Mrs. Lance E. Riebhoff, chairman for the town of Burt, has reported a collection of $172.30 for the American Cancer Society. Workers included Mrs. Richard Bur- raeister, Mrs. A. C. Hinckley, Mrs. Viola McDonald, Mrs. Dale Lockwood, Mrs. Darwin Koepke, Mrs. Ray Dremmel and Mrs. Howard Batt. Mrs. Riebhoff is also memorial chairman for the north Kossuth chapter. Memorials may be given at all times to the Memorial chairman, and they will be sent to the Iowa Division of the American Cancer Society, The name of the person for whom the memorial is given will be recorded. Meet Medalist Garrigan's Bob Smith, junior sharpshooter, led the entire field as he snared medalist honors with a 35 as the Golden Bears wound up fourth in the CYO Golf Tournament at Fonda Tuesday. Eleven teams were entered in the- annual meet. The Bears posted a 169 team score. Yellow Assessment Sheet Causes A Small Panic Receipt of a yellow sheet, entitled "Real Estate Assessment Roll for 1965" by all owners of real estate in Kossutli county resulted in a slight tax panic here Wednesday and Thursday, until Leo Immerfall, county assessor, explained the exact meaning of the mailing piece. According to Immerfall, the State Tax Commission has ordered that all counties in Iowa be assessed on the basis of 27 percent of the fair market value (this value can vary by quite large amounts in different areas within the same county) - so all property in the county is being revalued nowl The little yellow sheet is sent out by the assessor every four years, but this one caused more No Trace Of 70 Pigs Taken At Ledyard Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst is investigating theft of 70 white, black and Hampshire feeder pigs from the farm of Ervin Johnson, a half-mile north and 11/2 miles east of Ledyard. The theft occurred sometime between May 3 and 15 and was reported to the sheriffs office by Mr. Johnson. The sheriff's office is also investigating vandalism in Lotts Creek township. Four windows were broken in a house owned by John Gisch, Algona. Mr.Gisch reported the vandalism Monday evening. Nothing else in the house or on the property was disturbed. Local FBLA Has Fete For Its Officers About forty members of the Future Business Leaders of America were hosts Tuesday evening to prospective members of the organization at a potluck supper at the high scheol Annex. The emblem of office was presented to the present officers, Wayne Patterson, president; Judy Thompson, vice president; Jane Metzger, secretary; Marlene Henderson, treasurer; and Emy Lou Gams, reporter. President Wayne Patterson installed the new president, Matt Clark, and the incoming vice- president, Linda Ericksoh. They will assume their duties in September. Sandi Haag, a junior, holds the office of state secretary. Sponsor of the organization is John Stevens, business education instructor in the high school. Honorary member is Edgar Meyer, instructor in industrial arts. Poppy Day Is This Weekend At Lone Rock LONE ROCK - Legion Auxiliary of the Kerr Hammerstrom post will be conducting Us annual sale of Memorial Poppies this Saturday, May 22. The poppies to be sold in Lone Rock were made at the Iowa Soldiers Home First Call BURT - First call for Burt's new fire truck took it just one block from its garage. Burt firemen answered a call to the Jerry Wiener home about 8 p.m. Monday where a lawn mower was afire, Jerry had just filled the mower and was getting it ready for the summer mowing season. When he tried to start it, a backfire started flames. comment than earlier issues, because taxpayers began figuring, and came up with some very sizeable increases in some casesl According to Mr. Immerfall, the last adjustment of valuation in Kossuth came in 1957 when all farm land was re-valued. The county assessor also made it clear Thursday that, barring any unforeseen large askings by schools, city and county government agencies, taxes will not change much from the present year, despite the higher total value noted on the yellow sheet. "By re-evaluating land," said Mr. Immerfall, "the millage levy drops, so basically, there should be very little difference in taxes this year and next!" He was also quick to point out that the yellow sheet is NOT A NOTICE OF TAXES DUE although some folks thought it was! Taking a typical Algona property, home and lot, it is possible to figure out a difference in taxes, 1965 and 1966, however, a change in the millage rate will probably level it all off pretty well. With a. millage rate of 88.057 in Algona, a total, value of 2163 total taxes would be $190.47, less a homestead exemption of $54.08 with $136.39 payable. Taking the new total valuation on the same property of 2370 and using the same millage levy (remember now, it's going* to drop), total taxes will now be $208.70, less $59.25 homestead, with $149.45 payable in 1966. Mr. Immerfall also pointed out that, even with the explain- ation of the assessment roll sheet, it is possible many will not understand the entire setup. He did say, however, that the increased valuation is nothing to be too disturbed about, at least until the new millage figures are out. New Ruling; Can Reseal '61 Corn At 12.045C Bu. Congressman Stanley L. Greigg announced yesterday that the U. S. Department of Agriculture has reversed its decision to call up 1961 farm stored crop corn at this time. The department extended the current storage program to include the 1961 crop at a rate of 12.045? per bushel. The department indicated that C.C.C. stocks should be adequate without obtaining the 1961 crop. But the right is retained to call up the 1961 crop during the reseal year if needed for the farm program. Under present appraisals this will not be necessary. Farmers will be able to extend the 1961 price support crop corn loans after July 31, 1965. As a result, 100.5 million bushels which were under, seal at the bid of March, 1965, are effected by this action. Irvington Girls Host Mothers The regular meeting of the Irvington Ideals 4-H club was held at the home of Jane Neppl May 15, called to order by President Sharon Hix. This was the Mother's Day Tea. Present were Mrs. Art Hix, Mrs. Frank Jenkinson, Mrs. Leo Neppl, Mrs. Don Pecoy, Mrs. Frank Pruisman, Mrs. Jack Schulz, and Mrs. Don Warmbier. Each girl brought a present for her mother. Rachel Jenkinsoa gave an illustrated talk on "Rubbed Oil Finish" and Connie Warmbier gave a demonstration on "Enamel Finish". Debbie Pecoy gave a Health Project on "Calories." Lunch was served by Mrs. Neppl. Spec. 4. C. Bristow, 20, Is one of the seven children of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin L. Bristow who farm in the Algona-Irvington area. A 1962 graduate of Lu- Verne High School, he attended an auto mechanics school iq Omaha, Neb., for nine months, then joined the Army in Nover* ber, 1963. He has been station*) in Saigon for a year, and in hlf last letter home April 30, said his helicopter had been hit, but no one was injured. He expects to be home on leave about May 25. Algona Student Initiate Of Engineer Society VERN LUDWIG Vern Ludwig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernell Ludwig, was recently initiated into the National mechanical engineering scholastic honorary Pi Tau Sigma. Vern is a student at Iowa State University in Ames. He was also recently initiated into the Knights of Saint Patrick, a national engineering activities honorary. Vern is vice- president of Engineering Council and a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a member of the Iowa State Singers and Varsity Men's Glee Club. He is serving as chairman to the newly formed Engineering Student Advisory Committee and has been a member of the Newman Club for the past three years. At the present time, he is vice-president of his house, Theta Xi social fraternity. Burt Driver Hits Steer; Couldn't See A car driven by Roger Chafee, 37, Burt, sustained an estimated $800 damage when it struck a black steer two miles north of Swea City at 10:30 p.m. Saturday on a blacktop road. The auto was headed south at the time of the mishap. Mr. Chafee reported to the sheriff's office here that he was temporarily blinded after meeting another car and could not see the animal in the road. Two Men Enter Pleas Of Not Guilty Here Arthur W. Mayland and Gene Kauffmann, charged with breaking and entering at Ogren's service station at Lakota recently, entered pleas of not guilty in district court this week and bond was set at $2,500. One new case was filed. Thorp Credit, Inc., plaintiff, is seeking to obtain $384.41 from James M. Norton, defendant, on a conditional sales contract. An auto is involved. The auto was repossessed and sold by the credit company. Robt. Brisfow, LuVerne Grad, In Fire Fight The work of Spec. 4 C. Robert Bristow of Algona, serving with the U. S. Army in the Viet Nam conflict, is featured in a recent article appearing in the St. Petersburg, Fla., Times, by a veteran war photographer in the Korean conflict, it tells of the flight of an Army helicopter named "Hughie". Part of the story follows: "It was cramped aboard the craft, even though there were only three other passengers. It made me wonder how eight Vietnamese soldiers - the normal complement of soldiers for 'copter combat missions' - could jam themselves in the same space. We fastened our seatbelts and the Hughie took off, moving in a circular pattern and gaining altitude as rapidly as possible. "The gunners on each side of the craft hunched over their weapons. They searched the ground for any sign of gunfire from what appeared to be very peaceful countryside near the Saigon airport. There were no sightings and the breeze stirred by the helicopter's blades came through the open side doors and cooled us off. "When the helicopter reached 2,500 feet, the gunners disarmed their weapons and closed the doors for the 35-minute trip. "We were headed for a special forces camp at Ben Sol in the province of Tay Ninh. Ben Sol, a tiny village near the town of Tay Ninh, Is on the Cambodian border, about 80 miles northwest of Saigon. "As we flew over the green countryside, I talked to the gunner in front of me. "The gunner, Army SP 4 Robert Bristow of Algona, Iowa, actually is crew chief for the Hughie, but fills in riding 'shotgun* on all missions. "Manning the craft's other weapon was the actual gunner who Is responsible for maintenance of the guns - Pvt. William Batf- chelder of Sanford, Maine. "Bristow pointed out that the Hughie we were riding in is known as a "slick" because it has no armaments other than the two machineguns on each of its sides. The "slicks" are used to ferry troops while the armed Hughies, with six mach- ineguns and six rockets, provide suppression fire. "Bristow told me the helicopter was the only way to get to our destination because the roads to it were not safe at any time, day or night. "Lining the quiet Van Co Dong River below us were small villages and farms. I could hardly think of this as a war zone, but the machineguns in front of me were a grim reminder. "We reached the camp area and began our descent, making tight circles as we neared the ground. "At this time, the gunners resumed their positions over their weapons and started to search the terrain. "There was no talking. I could feel the tension. "Below I could see the camp, shaped like a triangle and about the size of a baseball field. Trench lines and bunkers could have been seen just inside stretches of barbed wire, At each point in the triangle and at the main gate were concrete bunkers. After landing, we were greeted by Lt. John McDonnell of Fort Worth, Tex. There were 12 Special Forces personnel in the camp, two officers and 10 enlisted men. The story concluded, "Talking to the lieutenant .and ser- eral of the enlisted men gave me the reassuring feeling that these men know they are here to do a job. They look ready and able to do it."

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