The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 10, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 10, 1965
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BY RUSS WALLER * * * Well, Mrs, Oswald didn't wait too long to remarry ... she was a somewhat frowzy looking gal a year or so ago, but with the aid of a short course at the University of Michigan and perhaps a few visits to a cosmetologist, she seems to have blossomed considerably. * * * A few weeks back we commented that Craig Smith had informed us, in the course of a discussion, that a "stone" was 16 pounds . .. now comes Wade Sullivan to correct this. Wade says that a "stone" weighs 14 pounds, not 16. For our part, we do not wish to be in the middle, but if these two gentlemen wish to exchange words - or stones we'll be on hand to referee. * * * There's one juke box In town which has a most peculiar habit . . . patrons drop In their dimes or quarters and nothing (happens .. .thenabout20minutes later the clanged thing will all of a sudden start playing. * * * .Vice-Admiral Hyman Rick- over, the "father" of the Polaris sub, is willing to speak right out loud. His latest concerns education, to wit: "We are the only Western nation where precious school hours are wasted teaching children how to make fudge, twirl batons, drive cars, handle the telephone, catch fish, and become likable, lovable and datable." DC * * In case you don't think it pays to advertise, remember that there are 26 mountains in Colorado all higher than Pike's Peak 1 * # * We were amazed at the Upper Des Moines office, this week, after our Tuesday tabloid Issue appeared ... it is comparatively seldom that a newspaper office receives numerous telephone calls with favorable comments but it happened with the UDM Tuesday ... comments indicated that readers found the tabloid size different and attractive, easy to read, easy to handle, and advertisers have commented that their ads, usually smaller in the flrst-of-the-week paper, gained considerable more attention on a tabloid size page. Readers get as much reading as before; tabloid pages are simply twice the number of the metro-size pages. Incidentally, the newspaper with the largest circulation In the United States, the New York Daily News, is tabloid size I The tabloid was a trial with the Upper Des Moines; it is now a permanent fixture tor the first-of-the-week paper. * * * WHY? Why must some drivers show how fast their vehicles can roll? Early Sunday morning, on U, S, 169, between Elmore and Blue Earth, Minn., two boys and four girls were riding in a 1956 Lincoln. The girls were 17, and boys 18 and 19. A Faribault county deputy sheriff said he was told the car was traveling 110 miles an hour when it came to a sweeping curve over a creek. The car could not take the curve, or a tire may have blown. The car skidded 350 feet off the road, into the creek, The driver died instantly, the other boy was drowned while pinned inside the car, Two girls are hospitalized; two others miraculously escaped serious injury. All we can do is ask - WHY ? * * * PAR FOR THE COURSE (from news item) "The 300 delegates at the Fourth Afro-Asian People's Solidarity convention in Ghana spent most of the morning denouncing the United States and Britain as imperialist and colonialist, then lunched on U, S. frozen chicken, U, S. rice and British canned fruit I" * * * Famous Last Line •> A real friend is one who could tell you all his troubles, but doesn't. Hlgona Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ns scr-ond rlass matter at the postntfirp at AlRonn. Iowa, Nnv. 1. li)32. under Act of Coneress nf March :f. IR7\' ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 10. 1965 16 Pages — 2 Sactiont VOL. 100 - NO. 43 3 Vehicle Collision Plan Honors Injures 2, Tuesday ForTiMa Pastor, June Two members of a rural Algona family, Dorothy A. Berte, 41, and her son, William Berte, 3, suffered bumps on the head in a freakish three-vehicle mishap at the intersection of East Call and North Wooster streets at 11:12 a. m. Tuesday. They were treated by a local doctor and released. The driver of one of two cars involved, Karen K. Bohn, Spirit Lake, was fined $10 and costs in mayor's court here the same day for failing to yield the right-of-way. As pieced together by police, this is what happened. The Bohn vehicle was headed south, the Berte car was headed west and a state highway commission truck, driven by Marvin L. Schafer, 26, Algona, was headed east at the intersection. There is a yield sign at the Wooster street entrances to Call street and apparently the Spirit Lake driver did not see them. Her car struck the Berte machine, which in turn was thrown into the state truck. The Berte car then slanted on to the parking at the John"'Kohlha!as residence and came to a stop, as shown in the above picture. The other vehicles came to rest in the intersection. Damage to the Berte car was estimated at $1,800, damage to the Bohn auto at $400 and damage to the state truck at $200. William Berte and another son, Larry, 7, were passengers in their mother's auto. Mrs. Berte and William were the only ones injured. 34 Place On LuVerne Final Honor Roll Listing Six LuVerne high school students have been placed on the "A" Honor Roll and twenty-eight on the "B" Honor Roll for the second semester of 1964-65. Howard H. Smith, Principal, reports that the "A" Honor Roll includes students with 4 or more "A" marks. The "B" group have 4 marks of "B" or better. An "A" does not balance a "C". "A" HONOR ROLL Juniors - ' Dawn 'Lindebak, Elaine Schnakenberg. Sophomores - Rita Patterson (5), Daryl Trauger, Paul Trauger (5). Freshman - Coleen Johns (5) '.'B"HONOR ROLL Seniors - Suzanne Blake, Nancy Brink, Jerry Bristow, Suzanne Dudley, Patti Erpelding, Kris Hanselman, Daryl Jagels (5), David Naffziger, Linda Nelson, Clara Schnakenberg (5), John Wickett. Juniors - Jane Hanselman, Earl Will. Sophomores - DeloresEggles- ton, Ricky Hersbergen, Luana Leek (5), Cynthia Rugg (5), Bart Selby (5), Gerald Sill, Tom Steil (5), Zelda Witzel. Freshman - Jean Casey, Mary Cronk, Gary Ernst (5), Eugene Decker, Bob Fett (5), MaryHjel- meland, Henry Schnakenberg (5). Over 2 Inches Rain In County Area, Past Week Over two inches of rain fell in the Algona area in the past week. Farm field work was at a standstill in most areas because of wet fields. The week's weather; To Honor Vets Algona Post 2541, V. F. W., will honor Spanish-American war vets and WW I veterans at the annual banquet planned for Saturday evening, June 19, at the hall here. Tickets are now on sale. Suspend Lakotan As Registrant Of Livestock Law DATE June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7 H 82 80 80 78 79 79 L R 58 55 59 .42 62 tr. 62 1.63 56 .22 50 On Dean's List Seven students from the area have been accorded listing on the Estherville Junior College Dean's list in recognition of superior grades for the second semester, 1964-65, They are: James Blekield and Diane Hypes, Armstrong; David Hendrickson and Gary Wiener, Cylinder; Loren Menz and Wayne Stoeber, Fenton; and Dennis Frink, Whitteraore. Robert Thompson, Lakotalive- stock dealer, has been suspended as a registrant under the Packers and Stockyards Act, and has consented to a U. S. Department of Agriculture order to comply with that Act. USDA Judicial Officer Thomas J. Flavin issued the order May 26, suspending Mr. Thompson's registration for 30 days. The suspension becomes effective June 7. USDA said Mr. Thompson is not entitled to engage in business under the Act during the period of the suspension. Mr. Thompson was ordered to cease and desist from making any false representations regarding the price or weight of livestock - or any other material fact - in connection with the purchase or sale of livestock, and to keep accounts and records which fully and correctly disclose all transactions involved in his business, as required by the Act. The action resulted from a complaint made in December, 1964. It alleged that Mr. Thompson engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in purchasing livestock, and failed to keep accounts and records in the manner required by the Act, In answering these allegations, Mr. Thompson admitted USDA's jurisdiction, neither admitted nor denied the charges, waived oral hearing, and consented to the issuance of the suspension and order. Guard Camp Dates Battery B 1st Howitzer Battalion , 194th Artillery of the National Guard, will serve its annual summer encampment at Camp Ripley, Minnesota from July 31 to August 14, according to Captain Howard W. Stephenson. The Good Hope Lutheran church of Titonka will honor the Rev. William Planz of Titonka, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his ordination into the Lutheran ministry. A special service will be held on Sunday, June 13 at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. A. F. Gerstmann, host pastor, in charge. Following the service a reception will be held for Rev. Planz and his family in the fellowship hall. Since his graduation from Martin Luther College and Seminary, Buffalo, N. Y. in 1925, he served congregations in Unionville, Michigan, Waltham and Austin, Minnesota, Titonka, and LaPorte City, Iowa. Since his retirement he has served congregations on a part time basis in Gushing, Iowa, Souris, North Dakota and Charles City, Iowa. Bessie Haggard Services Set Here Thursday Mrs. Elizabeth L. (Bessie) Haggard, 84, and a resident of Algona for the past 59 years, died Monday at 11 p.m. at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. today CThursday) in the Congregational church here, with Rev. Frank Harcey and Rev. Milo Dailey officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview cemetery, with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Bohannon, B; J. Bradford, Leon Laird, Russell Buchanan, Rich• ard Thoreson and Victor Parsons. Elizabeth L. Green, daughter of Edwin S. and Mary Nettles Green, was born Nov. 9,1880 at Canton, N. Y. She was educated there and graduated from high school at Canton in 1899, then graduated from St. Lawrence University, Canton, in 1903. She taught school for two years at Renssler Falls, N.Y. and a year at Titonka prior to her marriage to Melzar Haggard at Watertown, N.Y. Sept. 19, 1906. Melzar Haggard, her husband, preceded her in death in 1952, as did a son, John, in 1955. Mrs. Haggard was very well known here, active in women's affairs for many years, a member of the Congregational church and D. A. R. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara of Algona, and Eleanor (Mrs. Forrest Twogood), Los Angeles; two nephews and a niece, Stanley Moore, San Antonio, Tex., and Paul and Elizabeth Brown, Watertown, N.Y. Enters Plea Of Not Guilty To Larceny Charge Eugene Hanna, 18, of Lone Rock, appeared Monday in Justice Court in Algona before Justice of the Peace Delia Welter and pleaded not guilty to a charge of grand larceny. He was bound over to District Court with bond set at $2,500 and is being held in jail in lieu of bond. The court action involves tools taken by someone from the Harold Dreyer farm about Feb. 22, as reported in Tuesday's Upper Des Moines. Relative Of Bancroft Folks Dies, Dakota Bancroft - Relatives here received word Saturday of the sudden death of Ross Inman of Aberdeen, S. Dak. He succumbed following a stroke. Mr. Inman was born and grew to manhood at Bancroft and was a brother of Mrs. Myrtle Ringsdorf, Titonka, and Mrs. Joseph Cogley, Algona. AHS Class Of 75 Has Reunion The Algona high school class of 1915 made its 50th anniversary reunion (and first ever held by the group since receiving diplomas here) quite an affair during the past weekend - with a flurry of activities to keep the 13 members busy. Members present for the occasion are shown in the photo above. They are, front row, left to right, Nellie Brown Klein, Chicago, Alice Moline Benjamin, Miami, Fla., Eva Brown Dailey, Bristow,' Okla., Marjorie Carlon Harriman, Sun City, Cal., and Agatha Caughlin Hansen, Algona. In the back row, left to right, are Stewart McFadden, Algona, Vivien Miller, San Marino, Cal., Georgia Rawson, Evanston, 111., Frances Wright, Eagle Grove, Mamie Harrison Baier, Salina, Kans., Nellie Schoby Jenkinson, Algona, Maroa Keith Rosengarten, Villanova, Pa., and Alfred Schenck, Algona. Mr. McFadden is owner of the class pennant in back of the group. Seven members of the original class of 32 members are deceased, so the turnout of better than 50 percent of the remaining members was considered very good. A dinner was held Friday evening at the Hotel Algona, after which Miss Rawson showed stereo photos of Switzerland; a dinner was held for class members, husbands or wives and a few guests, including Mrs. Howard Beardsley, Algona, who was one of the teachers here when the class graduated, at the Johnson House Saturday evening; and the big wind-up was Sunday at the high school Annex. At noon, Sunday, a pot-luck dinner was held, followed by an open house that saw many former friends visit with members of the class of 1915. Tea was also served during the open house. Festivities Saturday also included a tour of the Bryant school building (it was the high school in 1915) and a trip around the entire city. (UDM Flashfoto-Engraving) Art Show Here Friday Will Exhibit Outdoors On State Street Algona will host its third annual Sidewalk Art Show, Friday, June 11 in the downtown business area. The event is sponsored by the retail bureau of the Chamber of Commerce. Original art will be accepted in all classifications, including paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, mosaics, enamels, metal work and translucents. Copies or reproductions are not acceptable for this show, except reproductions of the artist's original work. Each entry must be labeled and titled. The committee, which includes Bob Watson, chairman, Bless Rusk and Cliff Carlson, urges that all entries be for sale. However, this is not a requirement. Persons makine their living as artists, such as portrait studios, commercial artists and sculptors, are exempt from competitive judging. They are, however, urged to take part as demonstrators and/or to sell their work. There is no entry fee. The hours for the show will be from noon until 9 p. m. Unloading and arranging displays may begin at 10 a. m. Displays must be completed for showing by no later than 11:30 a. m. All exhibits and property must be removed from the downtown business district by 10:30 p. m. Provision will be made sc^ that an exhibitor may park his car free. Spaces of approximately 18 feet will be marked off in front of participating Chamber member-stores, and will be assigned by lot. A drawing will be held in the Chamber of Commerce office. Judging from previous shows, numerous exhibitors will come from a wide area, and an unusual amount of interest is generated by the general public. Ribbons will be awarded in the various categories. A well- qualified art expert from Albert Lea will judge. He is Lloyd Herfindahl, an artist, art director and instructor of painting, drawing and anatomy for five years at the Albert Lea Art Center. Judging will be done early and the ribbons awarded by 2 p. m., in order that the general public can see the winners. A specific division for student exhibitors will be featured. Algona Soldier Rides 'Shotgun 1 In Viet Nam Tom Waldera, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Waldera of Algona, recently arrived in Viet Nam with a specially trained U. S. army unit to become a machine gunner on a helicopter. He has been in service for a total of nine years, first serving a hitch in the marines, and then enlisting in the army. The army has quietly been training 1,400 men at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii to ride "shotgun" aboard the armed helicopters. Of that total, 353 have now been assigned to Viet Nam, of which Tom is one. All of the men are volunteers for the duty. Car Smashed i'he auto of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murphy, Cedar Falls, was badly damaged in a mishap at Clear Lake as the couple were returning to their home from a shower at Sexton recently. The Murphy s stopped to visit relatives at Clear Lake and their parked car was struck by another vehicle. Mrs. Murphy is the former Glennda Gabrielson, daughter of the Glen Gabrielson's of Sexton.. Licenses To Wed Five wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Ainu Pearson during the past week. They went to: Wayne E. Hamilton and Margene Merkle; Dale S. Farland and Joan Hinrichsen; Gene Hunt and Barbara Montag; and Jolin Bierstedt and Nancy L. Strayer, June 4; and Robert L. Petersen and Joyce E. Ludwig, June 7. Seek $117,500 Damages, Result Of Bike Mishap i ( A damage suit, asking a total of $117,500, was Hied in district court here this week as the result of apanel truck-bicycle mishap in Algona, June 12, 1963. Plaintiff is Michael Keigan et al and defendants are H. C. Aillaud et al. The Keigan boy, who was 9 years of age at the time of the mishap, which occurred near the entrance to the old Athletic Park on East State street, allegedly sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a panel truck owned by the defendants. The truck was driven by Michael J. Campbell, one of the defendants in the matter. The plaintiff was grievously, painfully and permanently injured and deformed and will be handicapped during his education. Campbell is charged with negligence by the Keigans and blamed for the boy's injuries in the petition. . The petition seeks $100,000 damages for the boy and $17,500 by the father, Kenneth C. Keigan, for past, present and future damages.. Wesley Woman Suffers Loss Of Right Leg WESLEY - Mrs. Ray Hansen had her right leg amputated above the knee May 28 in Park hospital. She has been a victim of diabetes for several years and has lost her sight as a result, and also the left leg. Mr. ana Mrs. Jack uaustm and children of Des Moines spent the Memorial weekend with his father and visited Mrs. Hansen. Pet Parade Saturday Ends Dog Quarantine All dogs living within the city limits of Algona will arise from their chains this Saturday \ Observance of the lifting of the annual one-week quarantine will be completed with the also annual pet parade, which is climaxed with a visit by the dogs to the friendly veterinarians at the city hall - where the canines will get their biennial shots for rabies. This final part of the parade will not be greeted with cheers but with sounds more resembling howls. The quarantine started Sunday, June 6, and will end officially with the pet parade, sponsored by the Salesmen's Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce and led by the Algona high school marching band. It will begin at 10 a. m. at the high school Annex and will wind its way to the city hall where the rabies inoculations will be administered at a reduced rate - and good for two years. The price for the shot is $1.75 - and is a must. It is also time (and then some) to license dogs again, so owners whose dogs get the rabies shots will be eligible to then purchase the city license. County licenses are payable at the court house, Stray dogs are being corraled during the quarantine and in some instances will be destroyed. Anyone can join the parade - whether from Algona or surrounding rural areas - and any type of pet can also be entered, not just dogs, and bike owners may also decorate their bikes and get in on it, too! There will also be bike licenses on sale for onjy 50 cents. Prizes will be awarded to outstanding pets and bikes.

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