The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 24, 1965 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 24, 1965
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Algona Law Firm Has A New Associate Tw!t*-A-W«ftk, Photo-OffM* Quality W. B. MACDONALD Announcement was made today that Walter B. MacDonald has become associated with the law firm of Shumway, Kelly and Fristedt, Algona. Mr. MacDonald received an A. B. degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and was graduated from the college of law, Northwestern University, in June 1963. While attending law school, he was employed part time by the Chicago law firm of Sidley, Austin, Burgess and Smith. For the past two years he has been an associate in the law firm of Linde, Thomson, Van Dyke, Falrchild and Langworthy of Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. MacDonald is the former Molly Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Sullivan of Algona. She is a niece of the late Edward D. Kelly, a member of the firm of Shumway, Kelly and Fristedt until his death in 1957. Optometrist Practice Here Changes Hands DR. DON KINGFIELD Announcement was made yesterday by Dr.C. M. O'Connor, Algona optometrist, of the sale of his business here to Dr. Don Kingfield, pictured above, who will take over the practice as of July 1. Dr. O'Connor expects to move to Florida, where his parents are now living. He had been practicing here for the past six years. Dr. Kingfield is a native of Sac City, Iowa, attended Loras College for one year, the University of Iowa for two years, and a summer session at Colorado College. He is a graduate of the Chicago College of Optometry, is married, and his wife is from Wall Lake, Iowa. The Kingfields will occupy the home to be vacated by the O'Connors. Class Of 1940 From AHS To Have Reunion The Algona high school graduating class of 1940 will hold a 35th anniversary reunion at the Country Club this Saturday evening. At least 35 of the 84 original members of the class have made reservations for the event to date. Three class members are deceased. Besides the dinner in the evening, there will be a golf tourney |or all those interested, beginning at 1:30 p.m., and it is possible a bus tour of the city will be arranged for the following dav. A short program will follow the dinner, then class members and their wives or husbands will spend the rest of the evening socially, ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as scrond class matter at the postofflce at Altforta. Iowa. Nnv. 1, 1932. under Art of Congress of March 3. 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1965 14 PAGES - 1 SECTION VOL. 100 - NO. 47 Charge 22 Boys, Girls With Vandalism BY RUSS WALLER * * * Algona JayCees are wondering if it was deliberate, or just a case of someone thinking the concrete slabs were of no value. The boys had unloaded some concrete slabs, four inches thick which were used to build a fireplace in the swimming pool- tennis court area in Algona. They had eight such slabs unloaded. Then the other day they found that of the original eight, only two were left. Six were missing. Because of their weight, Jay- Cees think someone may have been under the impression that the concrete slabs were just debris from something or other, and managed to haul them away for some private project without knowing just what they had been intended for, if so - the JayCees would like them back I * * * Gene Murtagh is one resident whose home is in an area that occasionally gets the fragrance of the municipal dumping grounds, when the wind is just right. But Gene points out that enroute to the dump, on North Jones where it swings into U.S. 169's nice new, wide highway, and as trucks pick up speed, boxes of dump material bounce off and papers fly high, wide and handsome. Home owners in the area, cleaning up some of this mess, recently ran across a whole box of collection letters from a local firm to delinquent customers, which made interesting reading. If you cover your discarded material enroute to the dump, this can't happen! * * * Our society columns recently ran a little item about Dr. and Mrs. D. J. Shey entertaining at Hawaiian luau party - had we known earlier and been invited the costumes should have made an unusual newspaper picture . , . and that reminds us that the East Side Chowder and Debating Society has been unusually quiet and non-communicative these past few months. Nothing happening? * * * Connie Warmbier, 13-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Warmbier of LuVerne, doesn't have to take a back seat to anyone when it comes to fishing, She made the catch of the week at Pierre, S, D, recently when she hauled in a 21 1/2 pound northern pike. The fish measured 43 inches in length. Her folks will probably have a hard time keeping her away from rod and reel from here on out. * * * Please, coaches of the Little Leaguers, don't want to win so badly that you have your boys just stand up there and wait for a walk ... of which there are always many ... to learn to hit you have to swing that bat - at good ones, of course. * * * Our neighboring publishers at Emmetsburg tell of a cannibal who found a magazine in the jungle, tore out the pictures of people and stuffed them in his mouth. Another cannibal, watching him, asked; "Tell me, is that dehydrated stuff any good?" * * * Famous Last Line - Well, what Viet Nam government are we dealing with today? AHS Class Of 1955 Has Reunion Algona high- school's class of 1955 held a tenth anniversary reunion at the Hotel Algona Saturday evening, with 39 of the original 74 members in attendance. Two class members are deceased. Class members, husbands and wives enjoyed a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a banquet and program. Joe Troutman, Klemme, served as toastmaster, Kathryn Hutchins Myers, Algona, was in charge of entertainment, Kay Brayton Frandsen, Waterloo, and Don Cook, Des Moines, read the class prophesy and class will, respectively, and Beverly St. John Schuller, West Bend, was in charge of prizes. All members of the class present are shown in the above photo, which was snapped during a break in the program at the hotel. In the front row, left to right, are Ailene Quaday Maine, Cokato, Minn., Lynette Rutledge Elbert, Algona, Beverly St. John Schuller, Betty Peirce Harmon, Algona, Joe Troutman, Ruth Shierk DeVenere, Schiller Park, m., Kay Brayton Frand- sen, Karen Kuchenreuther Hammer, Algona, Cleone Crawford Nelson, Aurora, Colo., and Beverly Hovey Hauck, Humboldt. In back, left to right, Jim Galbraith, Des Moines, Pete Lang-' mack, Cedar Rapids, Harley Troutman, Jr., Charles Harmon and James Klemm, Algona, Pat Etherington Boever, Estherville, Gerald Hansen, Darrell Steven, Phil Schneider, Deanne Eisenbarth Gerber and Edward Broesder, Algona, Sharon Gregory Dearchs, Eagle Grove, Dick Davis, Cresco, Marge Mittag Waldron, Marilyn Jasperson Frideres and Jack Norman, Algona, Paula Schmidt Christensen, Marshalltown, Gwen Egel Kildow, Prairie Village, Kans. Marilyn Kearney Robinson, Algona, Myrna Fries Solberg, Jewell, Beverly Gerber Kuecker, Algona, Dorothy Gade Pedersen, Ledyard, Kathryn Hutchins Myers, Shirley Sorensen Burnett, Rudd, Druscilla Opheim Hooper, Mountain Home, Ark., Don Cook, Dennis Olson, Arlen Benschoter and Ron Rochleau, Algona. UDM Flash foto. 25th Reunion, St. Cecelia Class 1940 St. Cecelia's Academy, class of 1940, held a reunion here Saturday with 11 of the class present, as pictured above. Two members of the class, Vernon Nelson and Corrine Dutton Burgener, are deceased. Class members enjoyed supper and a program at Charlie's Supper Club, with wives or husbands of the class members also in attendance. Pictured, left to right, are Jim Esser, Roland Bode, Pete Hegarty, Kathryn Kirschbaum Bode, Martha Platt Leek, Pauline Zender Sevy, Florian Neuroth, Wilbur Courtney, Delores Weiner Marking, Leona Dunlop Snider and Archie Elbert, Members not present were Rosanne Holtzbauer Bowman, Leona Wagner Fleming, Luella Elbert Wagner, Ruth Penton West, Frances Ann Zittritsch Sutherland, Kathryn Molamphy Shiltz and Irene Eisenbarth Inderlee. Pauline Zender Sevy from Englewood, Colo, came the greatest distance, Mr, and Mrs, Hegarty of Hampton, Mr. and Mrs. Neuroth from Marshalltown, and Mr. and Mrs. Leek from Blooming Prairie, Minn, were others coming from a distance. (UDM Foto) 3 In Training At Camp Dodge For Commissions Three members of the Algona unit of the National Guard have been attending a special training school, nicknamed "Little West Point", at Camp Dodge. Algona's delegates among the 79 in training are John M, Hood, Gary R, Morgan and Mark A. Seeley. The men, at completion of a two weeks training period, and subsequent training, become eligible for commissions as second lieutenants in the Guard, or non-commissioned officers, Tom Root Passes State Bar Exam Thomas Root, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T, Root of Wesley, has been notified that he has passed his Iowa state law examination which he took earlier this month in Iowa City. Thomas has accepted the position of Assistant County Attorney in Pottawattamie county. He is a graduate of Creighton University Silver Wedding The children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richter, Ledyard, are honoring their parents on their 25th wedding anniversary at open house June 27 from 2 to 5p.m. at their home. Minor Damage As Car, Truck Collide, Burt A minor crash, with a car and truck involved, occurred at the intersection of old highway 169 and a city street at Burt at 3:35 p.m. Thursday. Driver of the auto was Dennis J. Simmons, 26, Bancroft, while driver of the truck was Richard G. Moorehead, 29, Mason City, The auto sustained an estimated $150 damage, while there was no damage to the truck, according to Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson who investigated. The auto was headed east, turning north, and the truck was headed south, 1200 At W-Bend Elevator 50th The golden anniversary of the West Bend Elevator Co. was observed at the annual meeting held recently, with about 1200present. A meal and program marked the event. Directors elected svere Eli Gerber and Arnold Ketelsen. The sales for the last fiscal year totaled five million. Deadline On Homestead Tax County Assessor Leo Immerfall pointed out this week that all applications for homestead tax credit and applications for soldiers' exemption must be on file on or before July 1, Quick Action Halts Serious Fire At Burt BURT - What might have been a major disaster and fire was prevented by right timing and quick thinking of. J. D. Andrews, an employee of the Farm Service Co. During the electrical storm that struck Burt shortly after 6 a. m. Monday, lightning struck and entered the Farm Service warehouse along electric wiring. At almost the same time J. D. arrived for work and upon entering the warehouse discovered the place full of smoke and noticed a small flame where the wires entered. He immediately grabbed the fire extinguisher and smothered the flame. "I dread to think what might have happened if J. D. hadn't arrived when he did and acted as fast as he did," said Irv. Handel, manager," "for what ended up with but $ 5 to $ 10 damage could have been a disastrous fire." The same bolt of lightning also struck a telephone transformer near the M & D Garage, burning out all the fuses. Greigg's Aid Bill To Flooded Farm Areas Moves On The House of Representatives passed Monday Congressman Stanley L. Greigg's bill to aid flood affected farmers who are signed up under the 1965 farm programs. The vote on the bill was 295 to 2. This is the first bill introduced by any Iowa congressman to pass the house during the session of Congress. Congressman Greigg stated "This will enable our farmers who were unable to plant a crop this spring to receive the same benefits they would normally have received under the program had they planted their crop and had a natural disaster struck. This is most welcome news not only to Iowa but also to the flood ravaged areas around the nation. I am indeed hopeful that the senate will take prompt action on this measure and that it will be sent immediately to the President Wedding Licenses Five couples obtained wedding licenses from the off ice of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Joseph R. Cunningham and Marlene Henderson, June 15; Duane A. Kelch and Ruth A. Nelson; and Joseph H. Heinen and Elizabeth Ford, June 17; Gerald Weber and Rachel Menke, June 21; and Dennis R. Lichter and Judith A. Haag, June 22. Youths From 7 Towns Face Charges Here A serious act of vandalism at the unoccupied home of John Schallin in the Lotts Creek area, sometime during the night of May 29, has resulted in the preparation of court action against at least 22 boys and girls alleged to have been responsible. There are 16 boys and six girls involved, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who turned the list of names over to County Attorney Gordon Winkel Tuesday. Charges and action in the matter are pending. As some are Juveniles, nam«s were withheld. . According to the sheriff, who began investigating the vandalism immediately after it was reported to him, the age range of the persons involved is 12-20 years, with most 18 years old. Damage to the house was estimated at $500. Windows were broken out, furniture inside* was smashed and beer cans thrown around the rooms. Six empty 12-packs of beer were found after the spree. The sheriff stated Tuesday that it is not known at present if all 22 of the young people were involved in damaging the house and contents, but all were present at the Schallin home during the night. Evidence also showed that a large quantity of beer had been consumed by the group. The youths Involved are from Algona, Livermore, Bancroft, Lone Rock, Swea City, Fairmont and Welcome, Minn. One of the group apparently knew of the vacant house and led the way to the place in his auto - and a party, followed by the vandalism occurred. Cool Air Hits Area After A Sultry Week The hot, sultry weather that prevailed here for several days went down the drain during the night Tuesday when cooler air moved into Kossuth county from the west - and everyone was thankful for the relief. A low of 62 degrees was registered overnight. High mark for the week was 89 degrees - and that's where the mercury topped June 19 and 22. Total rainfall, including a dowppour that accompanied high winds and hail during a short but mighty storm Sunday morning, was 1 1/4 inches. Here are the week's readings; H L R June 17 76 52 June 18 83 50 June 19 89 57 June 20 74 64 .72" June 21 84 52 June 22 89 65 .54" June 23 - 62-. 3 From County At Okoboji Lab Three area students are among 43 attending a five-week session of the 1965 Lakeside Laboratory at West Okoboji, a biological field station staff by state university instructors. Students and teachers of botany and zoology are attending. From this area, they are Lysle, Hansen, University of Iowa, from Armstrong; James A. Woltz, State College of Iowa, Burt; and Merlyn A. Haag, Iowa State University, Ledyard. Four Fined Four men paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court here during the past week following preliminary hearings of traffic charges. They were Vincent J. Bernardo, Algona, $10, and John R. Boyken, Algona, $15, speeding; Kenneth S. Cowan, Algona, $10, careless driving; and Russell Hecht, Estherville, $21.70, exceeding axle limit.

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