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BY RUSS WALLER * * * Al Huenhold, with an inquisitive mind, wondered just how much a Father's Day gift from his daughter Joyce might have cost. It was a handsome cigar lighter (we say cigar, because with Al that is his trademark). Boy Dreyer at the Smoke Shop checked into a suuply catalogue and found the exact lighter, which retailed at $18.50. "Whew", said Al. I sent her a short Thank You; maybe now I better send a long Thank You." * * * Mrs. B. A. Frankl and sons, turned away from a Holiday Inn In New York despite a reservation letter made well in advance, found accommodations at a Hilton Hotel, Papa Barney, finding out about the situation, got Holiday Inn top management in Memphis, Tenn. via long distance. At last reports, and after numerous collect phone calls, Holiday Inn regretted the foul up to the extent that they are going to pay for the Frankl occupancy at the Hilton. If they knew Barney better, they'd know this is the easiest way out, too. * * * If vou wondered why the county relief office and supervisors had that ad, last week, regarding approval of services and bills before performance, if payment is expected, they had a reason. Seems that quite a few have run up unauthorized bills, then are sending them to the county relief office. Nothing like riding a gift horse to death. * * * Card from British Columbia, from Father L. C. Schumacher, St. Joe - "Visiting old friend here_(Ladysmith, B.C.) and had dinner at the Marochi home last night. They told me they had Iowa visitors not long ago and I asked from what town? Algona, was the reply. Their names - Dr. and .Mrs. Eason - a small world, isn't it." * * * Indian Day at Titonka, July 17, so far has eight bands registered for the parade - Ledyard, Swea City, Burt, Britt, Algona, Elmore, Woden-Crystal Lake and Titonka. Also a queen for each band will be in the parade. * * * Well, they should be able to get the girls educated fairly well in the Job Corps training program. A breakdown of a project underway in Clearwater, Fla. shows that there is a staff of 130 for an enrollment of between 280 and 300 girls, that the year's rental of a hotel paid by the government equals the total assessed valuation of the hotel, and that in total costs it will average between $6,000 and $7,000 for a year to train each girl. Oh, yes the swimming instructor will receive a salary of $8,160. * * * One of the world's rarest books, a first illustrated edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, was auctioned off in England for $84,000. The buyer was probably one of those poor souls who had to read and memorize parts of Chaucer's works back in high school, and wanted to get the danged thing out of circulation, * * * Algona had a visitor passing through, last week, who proves that a" American youth are not flabby, overstuffed and longhaired. He was Max Carlson of Lafayette, Minn, on his 80th day in a cross-country walk from Montebello, Cal, to Minneapolis, a distance of 2,020 miles, He walked through Algona and Kossuth County on U.S. 169, heading north, * * * He weighed in at 175 at the start, was down to 153 when he went through here, with 15 pounds lost in the Mohave desert. He carried a 30 pound pack. Carlson was headed home after being discharged following a hitch in the Marines, * * * Famous Last Line - Most of the knocking is done by folks who aren't able to ring the bell. Change Pastors Of Several M.E, Churches Six area pastors of the Methodist church were relocated to different churches and Rev. New- • ton Coughenour was reappointed to Algona at conference meetings c held at Waterloo last week. Rev. Herman U. Smith was transferred from Corwith- Wesley churches to replace Rev. Roger D. Tappmeyer, who was transferred to West Branch- Springdale. Rev. Frank L. Considine will leave New Hartford- Parkersburg to fill the Corwlth- Wesley vacancy. Rev. Worthie K. Usher was transferred from LuVerne- Livermore to Ida Grove, and Rev. Roy A. Biesemeyer of Dysart-Elberton will replace him. Rev. E. Paul Hansen was transferred from Rudd to Titonka- Doan. Algonans attending the conference were Wes Bartlett, Perry Collins and Mrs. Louis Kelley. Mr. Bartlett was reappointed to a three-year term on the conference board of trustees of which he is secretary-treasurer. He is also on the conference board of lay activities and the area board. Mr. Bartlett was lay delegate from the local church. Mr. Collins is a member of the board of World Service and Finance, and Mrs. Kelley serves on both the board of Christian Vocations and the board of Youth Camps. Mrs. Coughenour is on the board of worship. There are 434 churches and 153,599 members in the North Iowa conference. Last Rites For Burt Resident Set BURT —Funeral services for Lofts William Scott, 68, who died Monday at St. Ann Hospital In Algona, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Burt Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bruce Calbreath officiating. Burial will be intheBurtTown- shlp Cemtery. Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Scott was born June 6, 1897, at Dwlght, 111. He moved to Iowa with his parents and attended schools in Kossuth County. He was married to Dorothy I^ong, Nov. 29, 1923, at the Presbyterian manse at Burt. They farmed 35 years on a farm In Union Township, retiring to Burt in January, 1959. Survivors include his wife and two children, L. Michael Scott-and Mrs. Bernard Gifford all of Burt, and one grandchild. A sister, Mrs. Emma Grooms of Cedar Rapids, and two brothers, Edward, of Cedar Rapids and Clarence of Florida also survive. Mr. Scott was a member of Burt Presbyterian Church and an elder in the church. He was a past president of Union Township school board and a former director of the Burt Cooperative Elevator. Kossuth Men In Peace Corps Due Home Soon John Oakland, who has been serving in the Peace Corps in Africa, has completed his enlistment period, and was to leave the last of June for his home in Algona. He expected to return via Europe and see something of that continent enroute home. Herman Rachut, Jr., Burt, another Peace Corp member who has been serving in Ethiopia, also is nearing the end of his tour of duty and is expected home in the near future. Reb Johnson, another Peace Corps man from Algona, is in southeast Asia, after leaving Indonesia, and has sometime to go on his enlistment, No P,Q, Service, Delivery, July 5 The Algona Post Office will be closed all day Monday, July 5 in honor of Independence Day, There will be no mail deliveries and no windows will be open. The lobby will be open all day and all incoming and outgoing mail will be worked and dispatched as usual, Pastor At Conclave Rev. Robert Lorenz of Algona has been attending an institute at the University of Iowa for Lutheran pastors the past week. KOSSUtH COUNTY'S ONIY PHOTO-OfFSET NEWSPAPERS . . . TWICI-A-WKK Slgona Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class mailer at the postoffice at Algonn. Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932. under Aft of Congress o£ March 3. 1RT" AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1965 2 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 100 - NO. 49 AHS Class Of '40 Has First Reunion Almost half of the living members of the class of '40, Algona high school, held a reunion, featuring a banquet and get-together at the Country Club during the weekend. Members of the class present for the reunion are shown in the photo above. They are: Front row, left to right, Violet Faith Green, Reno, Nev., Arlene Godden Troup, Crown Point, Ind., Lavonne Telkamp Helmke, Renwick, Margaret Jenkinson LaFayettej Maquoketa, Virginia Spear Richardson, Waukon, Trella Gardner Blackman, Nor walk, Shirley Stephenson Corey, Cedar Rapids, Ellen Gronbach Berryhill, Arabia, Delores Geilenfeld Logue, Algona, Bonnie Bonar Bradford, Algona, Wilma Moore Dean, Wise., and Irene Garmann Sherman, Mason City. Back row, left to right, Helen Johnson Webb, Lebanon, Mo., Evelyn Alt Greinert, Ringsted, Dorothy Hoover Schmidt, Algona, Ellen Johnson Evers, Algona, Esther Scheppmann Smith, Algona, Wallace Will, Minneapolis, Walt Gorman, Garner, Bernard Morrail, Armstrong, Durwood Helberg, Oakdale, Pat McEnroe, St. Paul, Jack Chrischilles, Algona, Lyle Burbank, Maquoketa, Russ Banwart, Sioux City. Jim Neville, Ames, Gerald Romstad, Kansas City, Mo., Ed Gilmore, Algona, Dick Pool, Denver, Colo., Howard Sarchet, Wall Lake, Rich Halpin, Muscatine, Russ Buchanan, Algona, Wally Anderson, Spirit Lake, Don Smith, Algona, John Schulz, Irvington, and Rev. Ray Richardson, Waukon. Present, but not pictured, were Betty Scanlan Halpin, Muscatine, and Joe Lynch, Algona. There were 84 members of the class in 1940 and three are deceased. Rev. Richardson, class president, served as master of ceremonies, while Don Smith and Mrs. Richardson read notes from members unable to attend and offered other varied items of interest during the program. Each member present gave a rundown on his activities, family, etc. Some members took a tour of the city Sunday afternoon, another part of the reunion. (UDM Flashfoto) Fire Guts Algona Home Nobody Home; Firemen Fight Blaze An Hour An early morning fire near the north end of Ridgely street here Tuesday completely gutted a four-room home owned by Virgil Shackelford and rented by Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Johnson. The fire was reported shortly afte r 8 a. m. by a woman who came to the police station - and also by a caller on the phone about the same time. When firemen arrived, it appeared the house would not be saved. However, after nearly an hour at the scene the flames had been extinguished - leaving the interior of the structure in ruins. Cause of the blaze, which resulted in every fire truck in the station being called, is not known, according to Fire Chief Ralph Elbert. It got its start in a large over-stuffed chair in the southeast corner of the living room of the small home, possibly from an electrical cord nearby. The chair was destroyed and most severe charring occurred in that area of the house. Practically all other belongings of the Johnson's were also destroyed and the telephone was melted off the wall. Aportion of the ceiling in the one-story home was destroyed, and other parts were removed so firemen could reach flames in the attic with water. Heat and smoke inside were intense, but gas mask-wear ing firemen went into the building and doused the flames, Mrs. Johnson, who is employed at the coffee shop in the Algona Hotel, was told of the fire while at work and hurried to the scene. Her husband, employed recently as a route man for Marshall- Swift, could not be notified at once as he was out of town, Both went to work early Tuesday morning. Mrs. Johnson stated after the fire that they had no insurance on any of their possessions and it is possible donations of furniture and clothing would be appreciated by the couple. It was not learned if the house was insured. The blaze was the third here since May 31 in a home where the family was not at home when the fire was discovered, and all have resulted in serious damage The photos above were snapped as firemen battled to save a home occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Johnson on North Ridgely street here early Tuesday morning. The house, owned by Virgil Shackelford, was gutted. The top picture was snapped moments after firemen arrived and before any fire hoses had been strung. The middle photo shows firemen standing near the front door of the structure, with smoke streaming out, feeding hose to men inside where furnishings, ceiling and walls were burning, and the bottom photo shows Fire Chief Ralph Elbert and the owner, Mr. Shackelford, leaving the house after surveying damage inside. The front lawn is Uttered with burned furniture. The fire got its start in the chair shown in the middle of the lower photo. Cause of the blaze is not known - and there has been no estimate of damage. (UDM Polaroid Photos by Don Smith) New Call For Bids A new call for bids for sale of the old Algona postoffice property has gone out from the General Services Administration. The new date deadline for sealed bids is July 27, and a detailed ad from GSA will be found on the classified page. licenses To Wed Three wedding licenses were issued this week. They went to Gary R. Alberts and Patricia K. Hoover, June 23; Frederick J. Spalding and Virginia Fritz, June 24; and David J. George and Jolene M. Dahlhauser, June 28. Young Mother At West Bend Cancer Victim Funeral services were held Wednesday at 9 a. m. in St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church, West Bend, for Mrs. Richard Bonnstetter, 30. The Rev. Louis Greving was celebrant of the requiem Mass and burial was in West Bend Cemetery with the Schellhammer Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Bonnstetter died of cancer Monday at her farm home. She had not been well for several years. The former Maurine Layton, she was born at Pomeroy and reared there and at West Bend, where she was graduated from high school. She married Richard Bonnstetter in 1955. He survives as do four children, Bruce, 9, Karen, 7, Gregory, 5, and John, 4. Other survivors are her stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lipp of Rolfe; two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Leslie Kirchner and Charles Lipp, both of Rolfe, and Mrs. Richard Thompson of Lincoln, Neb. Another Vandal Admission To Sheriff Here An act of vandalism at a farm owned by John Gisch in the Lotts Creek area late Sunday afternoon, May 16, was admitted by an Algona juvenile boy this week. The admission was to Slier iff Ralph Lindhorst. Four windows in the house we re broken. According to the youth, there were three other boys and five girls with him when he broke the windows - and he also blamed the act on drinking. As a result of the drinking, charges will also be filed by the sheriff against a 19 year old man who made liquor available to minors. Early Resident Dies In Missouri An early resident of Algona, Mrs. Mary L. Brockman, died at the age of 89, at Macon, Mo. June 20. She sas born July 27, 1873, in Algona, a daughter of Henry and Bertha Rabe. In 1898 she was married to Wm. Brockman, who preceded her in death in 1957. Mrs. Bertha Uhlenhake of Whittemore is a niece. 1 At Pork Ass'n Tuesday Barbecue Here Algona was host to 300 pork producers from 10 counties, Tuesday evening at the high school Annex here, as part of Pork Appreciation Day, a sta^e- wide event. The Kossuth Swine Improvement Ass'n was host at the barbecue and program, with the county extension office assisting. In business transacted, Julie Baas of Algona was named to the state board, and Mrs. Alvin Richardson of Ledyard to the state Porkette board, women's auxiliary unit. Trudy Alt of Burt, Algona high student, was named as the district pork queen and will represent this district in state competition at the state fair. * Following the barbecue, the men and women held separate meetings. Fines For 7 In Mayor's Court Here Seven men paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week following preliminary hearings of varied charges. They were: Francis G. Collins and William G. Frideres, Livermore, $10 each, drinking beer on a public highway; Ivan Burtis and Oscar Romer, Jr., Algona, $10 each, disturbing the peace; Daniel L. Collins, Livermore, $8, speeding; Larry J. Harris, Mason City, $10, stop sign; and Danny K. Danielson, Algona, illegal mufflers. 45 Swimmers Compete Here, County Meet Over 45 young swimmers competed in the 12th annual Kossuth County Swimming Meet held at the Algona pool Tuesday night. Ribbons were awarded for the first three places in each event. Here is a list of the place- winners in individual events: Boys, 11-13 years of age - Wayne Dohlman, Robert Lickteig, Cooper, Eperhart, Doug Cook, Ryan Lynch. Girls 11-13 years Limbaugh, Meyer, Gilbert, Susan Walker, Sherry Klesath, Laing. Boys, 14-16, winning ribboas were Nelson, K. Lynch, Jim Schutter, Bill Obrecht, Tom Samp, Brooke Laws, Larry Taylor, and Greg Cook. Girl winners In the same age bracket were Morz, Lynn Norton, Jean Milder, Leslie Norton, Linda Martin, and Linda Lovstad. Boys, 17 and over - Ron Nelson, Bob Smith, Doug Barr, Jim Johnson, John Schutter, Bill Bartlett, Terry Powell and Larry Pratt. Boys, 10 and under- Paul Martin, Ricky Nielsen, Schiltz and S. Lynch. L. Brethorst Passes; Rites Here Today Funeral services for Lambert P. Brethorst, 88, resident of this area for 50 years, will be held in Trinity Lutheran church here at 2 p.m. today (Thursday), with Rev. W. H. Friedrich officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Brethorst died at Gaylord, Minn. Monday. Born at Sibley, m. Feb. 3, 1877, he was a son of Peter and Margaret Hinrichs Brethorst. He was married to Anna Cifricke at Anchor, 111. Oct. 12, 1899 and they came to Kossuth county from Illinois in 1916. She preceded him in death in 1958. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marie Dennis, Leesburg, Fla., and Mrs. Arlene Felter, Winthrop, Minn.; two sons, Peter, Chetek, Wise., and Ferdinand, Chokio, Minn.; two brothers, Henry and Marion, Joliet, Ell.; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. One Paper Next Week Because of the national holiday next Monday, July 5, with no postal deliveries or star routes ^operating, there will be no Tuesday edition of the Algona Upper Des Moines. Gets Rotary Club >4\vorc/ Casey Loss, state representative from Kossuth County, and one of the leading members of the 1965 state legislature, is shown above at the left as he received the Rotary Club's Recognition Award in Algona, Monday noon, with presentation being made by Dr. C. L. Plott, retiring president. The certificate reads "for distinguished citizenship in the best tradition of this country . . . presented as an expression of appreciation for unusual acts of service performed without thought of personal gain . .."

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