The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 25, 1965 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 25, 1965
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Water Might Be Cloudy Here This Weekend For three days this week, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 26-27-28, water coming out of pipes in many Algona homes will not look the same, according to Jim Palmer, supt. of Algona Municipal Utilities. The reason •• hydrants are going to be flushed and as a result, water at your house, if you live in Algona, may be quite cloudy while crews are doing the work. Mr. Palmer was quick to state that the purity and safety of water here will not be affected - as it will contain nothing harmful. As soon as the Job of flushing is completed, water will begin to return to its usual clearness. The flushing is done to clear mains of rust and to make sure ' fire hydrants are in the best possible condition. Unfortunately, a certain amount of cloudiness in water cannot be avoided. It might also be a good idea to get washing out of the way before the 3-day period as the cloudiness could make- clean clothes look not so clean. Kossuth County's Largest Newspaper Circulation ESTABLISHED 166$ Entered as second closs matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932. under Art of Congress of March 3. 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1965 & Page* VOL. 100 - NO. 39 GHS Oriental Splendor 15 Garrigan Students Rank High In Test Three Garrigan students, James Becker, Bonita Dahlhauser and Mary Dorweiler, each scored 115 -out of a possible 120 in the 34th annual National Latin exam, thus winning for themselves silver medal pins, and for the school, a trophy. Garrigan students competed with 73,000 other students from all over the U.S. as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, the Philliplnes, Italy, France, Turkey and several South American countries. Besides the medal winners, Mary Ann Eischen, David Loe- blg and Patricia Dorweiler received Achievement Certificates of Superior Merit, Magna Cum Laude, for scoring 100 or above, while nine other s received honorable mention, Cum Laude, for scoring 90 or above: Kathleen Boudewyns, Glenn Elbert, James Schmitt, Michael Crotty, Michaela Elbert, Jane Kohlhaas, Barbara Wagner, Janice Thul and Rae Ann Kollasch. The national median score for first year Latin students was 42; Garrigan's was 64. The National median for second year students was 43; Garrigan's was 64. This examination is offered each year by the Association for the Promotion of the Study of Latin; the number of students and the number and places of schools participating has Increased each year, so much so, that it is becoming international in scope. Mew Memorial Day Ceremony Plan, LuVerne The Memorial Day program at the LuVerne cemetery will be held Sunday, May 30, at 2:00 p. m. (New daylight savings time) as announced by Owen Curry, Commander of American Legion Ernest Merkle Post No. 664. The band of the LuVerne Community high school will play the Star Spangled Banner. Invocation followed by giving the Pledge of Allegiance by Mrs. Bryan Stewart, president of the American Legion Auxiliary unit. Owen Curry will introduce the guest speaker, the Rev. R. J. Mueller, ' pastor of the LuVerne Zion Ev. Lutheran church. A new ceremony will take place in the decoration of a soldier's grave by the Firing Squad of Post 664. Benediction will be followed by taps. Owen Curry, Commander of the American Region Ernest Merkle Post 664, wishes to announce that all flags placed on the dead soldier graves in the LuVerne cemetery Memorial Pay, May 30, may be picked up by next of kin for keepsakes. They will be left there on the graves for a day or so after May 30. ^^_^^ Pcictmektn Mtt The Algona pacemakers met Miy 15, at the home of Jim Harris with Chuck Farrell host. New business was distribution of notebooks on specific projects. Following the meeting, the group attended the National Guard inspection at the armory. The 109 members of the junior class at Garrigan high school hosted 106 seniors during the annual prom in the school gym here Friday evening, Miy 14, with Oriental Splendor as the main theme. As a result, the dance was held amid dragons, lanterns, shrines and pagodas, with barefoot coolies plentiful during the night. On arrival, girl guests were presented with oriental fans, while the boys each received a hat, also of oriental vintage. Rickshaws were used to transport guests. Girls in Japanese costume handed out programs and refreshments were provided. The photos above show several of the student guests at the Prom. In the top picture, left to right, are Janet McGuire, junior class'historian, Terry Wagner, Shirley Heimer, junior class secretary, Mike Lickteig, junior class vice president, Jane Arndorfer, junior class social chairman and over-all Prom chairman, and James Schiltz. In the bottom photos are, Cindy Bradley and Bob Smith, left, and Betty Plathe and Bill Dalhauser, right. Parents of students were invited to attend, and parents of class officers served as chaperones for the event. tax Assessment Protests Number Less Than Fifty Graduation At Burt High On Thursday, May 27 Supt. Richard E. Burmeister has announced final plans for the 1965 graduates at Burt Community school. They are Roberta Ackerman, jfudy Cherland, Richard Gebkin, David Harms, Mary Harms, David Kohlhaas, Dean Larsen, Bob Melville, Jean Mescher, August Sankey, Patricia Woltz and Patsy Zwlefel. Robert M. Wasson will deliver the commencement address in the high school gym May 27 at 8 p. m, Jean Mescher is the valedictorian and Patsy Zwiefel the salutatorian, according to Richard L. Johnson, principal. May 20 was the official deadline for taxpayers to file protests of their real estate assessments - and Leo Immerfall, Kossuth county assessor, reported the following morning that less than 50 had been received at his office. While the number may be somewhat larger, due to a 30- day extension to the filing time, through action of the Iowa Senate, which passed a bill covering 87 "disaster area" counties, the figure to date is considered small in the largest county, area*wise, in the state. The Kossuth board of review, which has been on duty in recent weeks to study such protests, will remain on the job in their downstairs room at the courthouse for at least another 30 days. Action of the State Tax Commission extended the period for protest here, according to Mr, Immerfall, ' who requested the action and took a representative of the commission on a tour through the hardest-hit portions of Kossuth recently. June 20, is the new deadline for filing such petitions of protest. The total of protests here to date is considered small, when compared to some other areas of the state. For instance, 2,100 protests were filed May 20 (in one day) in Des Molnes. Final action on such protests lies with the board of review, which attempts to equalize assessments so property taxes are spread fairly. Lions Club At Burt Elects New head of the Burt Lions club is Fred Hilton, social studies teacher at Burt high school, at the annual election meeting attended by 21 members, Rev, Wm. Scheer was named first vice president, Darrell Davis is second vice president, Kenneth Sarchet is third vice president, Wallace Hawcott, secretary-treasurer, and F. I. Pratt and Michael Scott were named directors, Richard M. Anderson of Swea City showed slides and talked on a trip to Russia Eighteen New Vehicles Are Registered Here Eighteen new vehicles were registered last week at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt, Owners are: Chevrolet - Everett Householder, Lone Rock; F.R.Meyer, Fentonj C. W. Blerstedt, Whittemore; and E, C. MsM^hon, Algona, Ford - Patterson Bros., Lu- Verne, truck; and J, F. or Sonja Putman, Algona, Chrysler - J. H. or Loretta Nauholz, Algona. Mercury - J, P, McDonald, Ledyard; C. L. McVay, Algona; and G. P. Smith, Swea City. Olds - David Farrow, Lakota. IHC - Farmers Coop Society, Wesley, pickup. Honda - A. J. Ricklefs, D. A. Bunkofske, R. C. Dreyer, John H. Pratt, J. E. Hardgrove and E. N. Baldus, Algona. Select 25 As Camp Delegates County 4-H The 1965 summer state camp and conference delegates have been named. The 4-H'ers were selected fifty percent on the county report forms they submitted and fifty percent by a personal interview. Leadership camp in July at Madrid will be attended by Petrea Thoreson, Swea City and Rod Scuffham, Algona. Conservation camp delegates for June at Madrid are Sandy O'Brien, Bode; Linda Fritz, Wesley; Rodney Jensen, Lone Rock and Richard Thomsen, Lakota. Conference June delegates to the Iowa State University campus include - Mary Jo Becker, Wesley; Kathy Besch, Whittemore; Bob Boleneus, Wesley; Brenda Eden, Titonka; Arlene Heldorfer, Bancroft; Brian Johnson, Bancroft; Cindy Long, Algona; Harlan Metzger, Whittemore; Mike Nitchals, Algona; Helen Skow, Wesley; Charlene and Paula Thilges, Bode and Paul Thoreson, Swea City. Music delegates to the June conference are - Jo Ellen Baas, Algona; Linda Dodds, Algona; Francis Hildman, Wesley; Lois Hunt, Algona; Vicki McGuire, West Bend and Linda Meehlhause, Algona. Officer delegates are Petrea Thoreson, Swea City and Rod Scuffham, Algona. County girls 4-H president, Linda Hoeppner, Lakota, will be at Ames during the conference period also as a state 4-H officer candidate. The personal Interview committee consisted of Mrs. W. Morz, Algona; Mrs. JimMullins, Corwith; Jim Schubbe, Algona and Dean Schlapia, Algona. The new Iowa 4-H Junior Leader project began in Kossuth county this past week. Twenty- one older 4-H'ers are enrolled. This project is designed for older 4-H'ers to apply their accumulated 4-H experience in teaching or helping fellow 4-H'ers. They will select some area of need in the 4-H program and with the help of their adult advisor design an over-all plan of work. Enrolled in this new project are Cindy Long and Sheila Frideres, Cresco Chums; Linda Hoeppner and Margaret Powers, Lakota Luckies; Susan Bode and Diane Bode, Plum Creek Elite; Judy Wolter, Fenton Forwards; Lenora HUbert and Paula Thilges, River dale Rustlers I; Sandy O'Brien and Rosa Leelllg, Riverdale Rustlers U; Jill Jensen, Seneca Stars; Luan Brandt and Petrea Thoreson, Eagle- ettes; Linda Doddi, Union ' Alethean; Harlan Metzger, Garfield Hustlers; James Richardson, Grant Hustlers; Mark Bierstedt andDuane Seegebarth, Lotts Creek Leaders; Matt Clark, Plum Creek Boys and Paul Thoreson, Swea-Harrison Boys. Swea City High Graduation Monday Night Major awards in school activities were made at Swea City high on the annual Awards Night program. Baccaluaureate was Sunday night, and Commencement Monday evening, May 24. Honored in the homemaker department were Petrea Thoreson and Vivian Thorson, Cathy Fedderson, Sheryl Briggs and Cheryl Kvamsdale. John Langerman received a typing award, as did Duane Larsen, Sharon Dontje, Pearl Gahuman, Molly Hazelhoff, Betty Hanson and Pat Guinn. Current events awards were made to Paul Daniel son, John Barnes, Bill Mino and Donald Montgomery. At the same time, the hiring of Roger L. Thorsheim of Howard, S. D. as school principal for the 1965-66 school year was also announced. He received his masters degree at So. Dakota State. He is 31, married and the father of three daughters. _ Cousin Passes Word was received here by Evelyn Cady Friday that her cousin, Melvin Henderson, 60, Upland, Cal., had died suddenly the day before, May 20. 3 In Hospital After Car-Tractor Collision AHS Class Of 1915 Will Have Reunion June 5-6 Members of the graduating class of 1915 are having a reunion June 5-6. It will start off with a seven o'clock dinner June 5 at the Johnson House and a picnic will be held the following day at the Alfred Schenck's. At three o'clock, visitors will be welcome to join the group and meet old friends. Members of the class are Dicle Bean, (Mrs. Howard Quinn), Orindo, Calif; Eva Brown (Mrs. Will Dailey), Bristow, Calif.; Nellie Brown (Mrs. Arthur Klein) Chicago; Roy Brownell, Ferndale, Mich.; Marjorie Carlon, (Mrs. Frank Hairiman), Sun City, Calif.; Ethel Hackman (Mrs. Ethel McGougal), Mason City; Mamie Harrison (Mrs. George Baler), Sallna, Kan.; Ruth Jackson (Mrs, Clarence Achilles), New Hampton; Grace Johnson (Mrs. Cornelius Larsen), Algona; Welcome Johnston (Mrs. John Donegan), Phoenix, Ariz.; Maroa Keith (Mrs, Howard Rosengarten), Villanova, Penn.; Stewart McFadden, Algona; Vivien Miller, San Marino, Calif.; Alice Moline (Mrs. Paul Benjamin, Miami, Fla.; David Moore, Corvallis, Ore.; OrphaO'Keefe (Mrs. Owen Kerr), Minneapolis; Georgia Rawson, Evanston, 111.; Alfred Schenck, Algona; Nellie Schoby (Mrs. Glen Jenkinson); Algona; Cassie Skilling, Mason City; Leon Stock, Maryville, Wash.; Mervin Williamson, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Agatha Caughlin (Mrs. Andrew Hansen), Algona, Frances Wright, Eagle Grove. Harold Cogswell could not be located. Deceased members are August Baler, Paul Benjamin, Kenneth Beavers, Reid Davldsen, Emma Johnson, Ethel Johnson Putney and Russell Peterson. So far those who are coming from a distance are Alice Moline Benjamin, Miami, Fla., Ruth Jackson Achilles, New Hampton, Ethel Hackman McGougal, Mason City, and Nellie Brown Klein, Chicago. Mrs. Don Mertz, nee Drusllla Caughlin, sister of Mrs. Andrew Hansen, will be here from Grand Island, Neb. to assist. Ida Kuecker Of Whittemore Dies Saturday Mrs. Ida Kuecker, 70, lifelong resident of the Lotts Creek- Whittemore area, died Saturday at the Good Samaritan Home here where she had been a resident for the past 5 1/2 years. She had been ill for some time. Funeral services for Mrs. Kuecker will be held at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) In St. Paul's Lutheran church at Whittemore, with Rev. A. E. Vehling officiating. Burial will follow at Lotts Creek cemetery andMc- Cullough Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Wilmer Wichtendahl, Herbert and Martin Potratz, Leo Kollasch, Vernon Reisner and Lynn Balgeman, Born at Whittemore June 28, 1894, she was a daughter of Christoph and Emilie Ostwald Slems. She was married to Edward Kuecker at Whittemore Mar. 18, 1915. He preceded her in death in 1942, Survivors include eight children, Kenneth, Torrence, Cal.; Lucille (Mrs. Jess Farr), San Diego, Cal.; Gertrude (Mrs. Harlan Balgeman), Lyle, Minn.; Kermit, West Bend; Gerald, Cylinder; Willis, Woolstock; Dick, Algona; and Jean (Mrs. Donald Gerdis), Titonka; five brothers and sisters, Dora Haack, Fenton; Lydia Wichtendahl, Whittemore; Mrs. Noah Reisner, Algona; Erwin Slems, Whittemore; and Warner Siems, Evansville, Indiana; and 29 grandchildren. A son, daughter, brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Two Business Men, Farmer Of Fenton Area Three Fenton men are hospitalized in Estherville, this week, as the result of a car- tractor crash about 10 p. m. last Wednesday, 4 1/2 miles north of Fenton on highway 44. Hospitalized are: John Struecker, 44, farmer north of Fenton, LeRoy Jacobsen, 30, manager of the Fenton Cooperative Telephone Co. Eldon Duncan, 36, manager of the Schrock anhydrous ammonia plant at Fenton. The accident occurred at the driveway of the David Looft farm, when the car, owned by Jacobsen, ran into the rear of the tractor Struecker was driving home after quitting work in a field. He was only about a quarter mile from his own place at the time* Jacobsen and Duncan were returning home from Armstrong. Scott DeSart and Wayne Preston were the first two men to arrive at the crash scene, on the highway, followed by Dave Looft who rushed out of his home after hearing the crash. They called authorities and medical aid. Struecker was thrown from his tractpr into a nearby ditch. His injuries were painful but least serious of the three. He is expected to be released from the hospital this week. Gravel driven into his face as he was thrown into the ditch had to be removed at the hospital under anasthetic. Duncan received a badly broken leg and lacerations of the face and ear and he will be hospitalized for sometime. Jacobsen's injuries were also serious, a dislocated hip and possible broken ribs, as well as severe scalp and face lacerations. Both the car and tractor are probably total losses. The adjacent pictures show the Struecker tractor, or what is left of it, and the Jacobsen car is also pictured in photos from the Fairmont, Minn. Sentinel Rev, Kraabel Of Bode Resigns Rev. M, 0. Kraabel, pastor of St. Olaf Lutheran church at Bode, has resigned and will move to Cedar Rapids in early fall, to become assistant pastor at a large church there. His resignation was accepted with regret at a special meeting prior to Sunday services, with Arlis Kinseth, president of the congregation, presiding, Efforts are now underway to select a new pastor. ^ Is Ntw Patrolmen Richard Fellin of Algona is one of 57 new state highway patrolmen to be sworn in on May 26, at Camp Dodge, Des Molnes.

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