The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 8, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 8, 1965
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Jail 3 Algona Youths In Okoboji Fracas Get 30 Days As Aftermath Of Altercation Three Algonans, Stephen Miller, David Skogstrom and Randy Harmes, all over 21 years of age, were sentenced to 30 days in jail at Spirit Lake each on charges of failing to obey an officer's order Sunday night during a second night of disorders termed riots at Arnolds Park. According to Jack Bedell, Dickinson county attorney, district appeal bond, probably $200, was posted for Harmes and Skog- strom Tuesday afternoon by an Algona attorney and they were released. They returned to Algona. Miller was reportedly retained in jail and a preliminary hearing of an indictable charge, resisting an officer, was to be held at Spirit Lake Wednesday evening. This charge is in addition to the earlier charge for which he received a 30-day sentence, as did the others. The trio were sentenced by Mayor Ben Saunders of Arnolds Park after Ralph Gregerson, 65, former Arnolds Park fire chief Who was working as a special police officer, suffered a broken wrist, body and facial bruises and a tongue cut that required five stitches as he was allegedly grabbed and dragged by the three (who were in an auto) along the street for a short distance, then dropped. According to reports from Arnolds Park, the car then sped off, but the occupants were later arrested. The incident occurred .s Gregerson stopped the car containing the three. A total of 100 persons were hailed into Mayor Saunder's court during the two-evening melee, with many paying fines ranging from $5 up and a few getting jail sentences. College students, who went to the lakes during the Fourth of July weekend for a good time, were getting most of the blame for the uprisings, which resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage to property in the area of the famous Roof Garden dance hall and surrounding taverns. But from later reports the opening melee was started by a miscellaneous assortment of weekenders. The mayor said about 50% of the persons Involved were college students. The rioters were protesting about a 1 a. m. closing of taverns. Estimates as to the total of persons involved ranged from 700 to 2,500 - and there were about 30,000 persons in the area for the weekend. Capt. Howie Stephenson of the Algona unit of the National Guard reported local members had been placed on a stand-by basis when trouble broke out Saturday night, but no one from here was called to action. About 70peace officers dispersed the mobs with tear gas and fire hoses. Cecil Huff Of LuVerne Heart Attack Victim Funeral services for Cecil Byron Huff, 68-year old LuVerne businessman, were held Friday morning, July 2, at the LuVerne Methodist church. Rev. Roy Biesemeyer officiated and burial was in the LuVerne cemetery. The Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, Mr. Huff died very suddenly of a heart attack at his home Tuesday night. He was born at Gibson City, HI. and had lived in LuVerne for 51 years, He operated a restaurant for 39 of those years, Mr, Huff was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion, He was married to Alma stauffacher at LuVerne in 1923 and she survives as well as one son, Cecil J. Huff, Columbus, Ga., and two grandchildren. Also surviving are five brothers and one sister: William and John Huff, Wesley; Leslie Huff and Mrs. Stanley Gardner, both of Algona; Roy Huff, Cedar Rapids; and Clarence Huff, Sexton. Get Flag That Flew On Capitol WESLEY - Andrews Post 428 of the American Legion received a flag recently that had been flown over the Capitol in Washington, p, C. It was sent to Commander John Muehe by the Honorable Stanley L, Greigg and was accompanied by a certificate. Both will be on display at the Legion hall. Read ft for more NEWS - *M it for better PICTURES - Use H for more BUSINESS ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the oostotfice at Alarms Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Confess o£ iSlrch sTun'. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1965 B SH Pages In On« Section VOL. too - NO. 49 Rock M Remember Them? 13 Sets Of Twins, One Set Triplets BY RUSS WALLER * * * Algona JayCees, temporarily stymied when the concrete slabs disappeared from a tennis court area where they planned on building a new public fireplace, are back in business. A young man thought they were discarded, and hauled them away to use as a platform for working under his car .... he saw the news item about the slabs disappearance, returned them apologetically, and the fireplace is near completion. * * * Guernsey breeders will hold their annual show and picnic at the W. H» Bosworth farm, southwest of Algona, July 19, with a program starting at 10:30 a. m. * * * Memo to Dick Palmer: Our office has a "First Day of Issue"' envelope and stamp for the Salvation Army Centennial, mailed July 2 from New York .... it has the "First Day of Issue" imprint and we suspect would be of considerable value to a collector. The stamp itself commemorates the Salvation Army's 100th year. * * * Wilbur Zeigler likes to do a little farm work, now and then, but it has its dangers. The other day he was out at the farm operated by Earl Zeigler, in Plum Creek township, doing a little garden work. All of a sudden he found himself facing a full-grown badger. The badger, after looking the situation over, decided to attack. Fortunately, Wilbur had a hoe in his hand, with which he managed to stun and then eliminate his foe with a few well directed blows. Not all dangers are on the highways.... or at Okoboji. * * * An old timer is one who remembers when the girl who had nothing to wear stayed home. * * * For those interested in the Dump Problem in Algona, it will be of some consolation to know that inKennebunkport, Maine (and that is spelled correctly), they have organized a Kennebunkport Dump Ass'n, Whether or not they have similar problems to ours in Algona, as to location and smell, we don't know, but they do have a type of socializing that follows a local pattern. The president of the ass'n says that they started the thing several years ago in protest of the dump's location. They, too, found the going slow, but in the course of endeavor developed a spirit of comradeship in a common cause that resulted in an organization which still exists .... and they got the dump moved, incidentally. They have adopted a dump salute (hold your nose with your left hand and wave with your right), and plan a National Dump Week, at the di'mo, of course, There will be a rat shoot, a parade (cars loaded with high class garbage only), and a contest to select Miss Dump, or Dumpy. There is also a club insignia, a bent tin can with a black- eyed susan growing out of it, * * * For our famous last line this week, we are indebted to our correspondent froni Portland township, to wit: "A true friend Is one who thinks you are a good egg even when you're busted." Three Injured Slightly; One OMVI Charged Three persons sustained minor injuries and another man was charged with OMVI as a result of crashes in this area during the week. The injured were all treated and released. They were Kenneth Carman, Jr., 5, Algona, facial cut; Howard J. Frideres, 19, Ottosen, cut on left hand and scratches on arm; and L. E. . Follman, 32, Titonka, bruises on- the throat, chest and chin. The Carman boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carman, sustained his injury when the bicycle. the boy was riding and a car driven by Gary L. Oleson, 27, Lone Rock, collided on East Lucas street here Friday afternoon. There was some damage to the bike and none to the Oleson auto and the boy was treated at St. Ann hospital and released, Police investigated. Frideres was injured when the motor scooter he was riding went out of control at the intersection of Commercial and Diagonal streets here at 10:15 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle hit a pole in the street and crashed into a city street sign on the north side of Commercial, Damage to the scooter was estimated at $85, while damage to the sign amounted to $15. Follman was injured when his auto struck a parked car owned by J, L. Intermill at Titonka at 3:15 a.m. Saturday. The man apparently fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in $600 damage to the Follman auto and the Intermill vehicle was termed a total loss. Leonard Klingler, Algona, was charged with OMVI after his auto went off McGregor street road and landed on a farm driveway one-half mile west of Algona at 12:50 a.m. Saturday. Deputy Wood also investigated the crash, Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $300. Charges of OMVI, second offense, were filed in Mayor Bill Finn's court, bond was set at $1,000 and Klingler was bound over to district court, 50-Year Masonic Honor, July 15, To Max Miller An open meeting of Prudence Lodge No. 205, Algona, will be held at the Masonic Hall, Thursday, July 15, at 8 p. m. to honor Max Miller on completion of 50 years as a Mason. He will be presented with a 50-year certificate. Special recognition will be given to all 50-year members of Prudence and other lodges and a special invitation is extended to them to attend. All Masons and their ladies are also invited. Orientation At I.S.U. For Area Frosh Attended Orientation sessions at Iowa State University have been attended by a number of entering students at the school, from this area. Among those who have been attending the recent sessions are: Daryl 0, Jagels, LuVerne, college of engineering, and Douglas M. Holmes, college of agriculture. Lois Jean Hunt and Jean M. Christiansen, Algona, sciences and humanities. Sandy S, Schenck, Russell Bode, Algona, and Kenneth M, Richter, Burt, college of agriculture. Mercury Moves Up Ladder Here During Week Hot rtqy s and cool nignts marked the weather here during the past week, with a high reading of 90 degrees July 4-5 and a low of 55 degrees July 3, Very little moisture was received, Here are the readings: H L R July 1 84 62 July 2 82 62 July 3 84 55 July 4 90 66 Tr. July 5 90 59 July 6 84 65 .04 July 7 57 Burt Youth, 17, Still Critical After Crash A 17-year old Burt youth, Joel Chipman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Chipman, remained in critical condition at Blue Earth, Minn. Community hospital Tuesday where he was being treated for severe head and leg injuries sustained in a 2-car crash, July 1, that claimed four lives. The mishap occurred Thursday evening on Faribault county road 103, two miles north and a mile east of Blue Earth and three of the four who died as a result of tragedy were 17 years of age. Dead were Harold Melz, 52, Blue Earth, crushed chest; John Swink, 17, Ceylon, head injuries; Steven Meyers, 17, Ceylon, broken neck; and Merlin Rosenberg, 17,Fairmont,headinjuries. Besides the Chipman boy, two other youths, Melvin Leiding, 17, Ceylon, and Charles Beyer, Jr., 16, Blue Earth, remain hospitalized, with the latter two reportedly improved. They sustained head cuts and a fractured pelvis, respectively; No one witnessed the mishap, which may have been caused by a tire blow-out on one of the vehicles, Cars involved in the head-on crash were demolished, Beyer was alone, headed for his job at a "Grisey Viner", operated by the Green Giant Co. The other six were in an auto believed to be driven by Leiding on their way home from a shift on the same viner. Beyer Is son of the high school athletic director at Blue Earth. Tires of both vehicles were reportedly in poor condition, damage to the vehicles indicated both were in the wrong lane of traffic and It is possible dust in the wake of a truck ahead of the Leiding car may have reduced visibility for both.drivers. Wedding Licenses Three wedding licenses were issued this week at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson. They went to Duane L. Nelson and Alice Cink, July 1; and Ronald E. Gramza and Alice S. Arndorfer; and Roger L. Krough and Jennifer Mogensen When the above picture was taken, about 1931, the Algona school system had 13 sets of twins and one set of triplets enrolled, all pictured above, along with Supt. J. F. Overm«yer, serving his final year as head of the school system. In 1948 the Algona Upper Des Moines ran this picture. Now 17 years • later, the picture runs again, from an original owned by Mrs. J. C. Mawdsley and loaned for this occasion. The group includes two sets of twins, the Spencer twins, from one family. How many of the group do you know? How many are still in the area ? In the back row, left to right, are Helen and Dorothy Nelson, James and Thomas Vipond, Eunice and Bernice Burlingame, and Helen and Howard Redemske. Just in front of that row are Esther and Margaret Hedrick and Gertrude, Grace and Puul McNelll. In the second row from the bottom are Bill and Charlotte Hilton, Robert and William Spencer, John and James Spencer, and Idella and Ilda Patterson. In the front row are Helen and Harlan Frankl, Helen and Ellen Johnson, Harlan and Helen Lashbrook and Margaret and Johanna Fiene. Anyone wishing to trace down the 29 youngsters pictured, as of the present time, is invited to do so and submit it to the Upper Des Moines. The original photo was taken by Al Peterson, Algona photographer of that era. Allocate County '21,634 In U.S. Emergency Fund begun. For further Information, farmers are asked to contact the ASCS office in Algona. Start Appeal For Clothing At Churches Rev. Frank B. Harcey, contact person for this area, reports another major United Clothing Appeal which takes place this month. The large Church World service truck is expected to stop at the Congregational church during the week of July 19-23. Rev. Harcey urges everyone to again get together clothing to share with the unfortunate people around the world. Recent word from Church World Service, the sponsoring agency, indicates present supplies must be doubled in order to care for emergency needs throughout the world, including the United States. Families are requested to take their clothing to their local churches as the first step in getting it on its way. Many churches have special committees to box the clothing. The sum of $21,634 in Special Emergency Disaster Funds has been allocated to Kossuth County farmers for correction of damage to farmlands caused by 1965 spring floods, the Kossuth ASCS office said yesterday, Application will be considered under the following ten catagories: Removal of debris from farmland deposited by flood waters; Reconstructing farm fences destroyed by flood waters; Shaping and grading cropland damaged by flood waters; Restoration of sod waterways damaged by flood waters; Restoration of terraces damaged by flood waters; Restoration and repair of underground drainage systems (tile) damaged by flood in spring of 1965; Repair of erosion control structures; Re-establishing permanent pasture; D«ep plowing and smoothing land with other than usual farm equipment to turn under deposits of sand and or silt left by flood waters and repair of permanent open drainage systems damaged by flood waters. If farmers have done-or are in the process of doing work under any of the above listings, they MUST sign an application for emergency funds at the ASCS office in Algona by July 23, 1965. If projects have not yet been started, signed application must be made before work is David Cowan Found By Search Party A 17-year-old Algona youth, David Cowan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Cowan, was lost for 18 hours in the Colorado Rockies, about 80 miles west of Denver, but was found by searching parties about 8 a. m. Tuesday, none the worse for the ordeal. David went to Colorado a week ago with his sister, Pat, and her husband, Robert Hall, for a visit after the Halls had been visiting here. Monday , Mr. Hall with three friends.of his, took David with them on a fishing trip to a spot they had often frequented, west of Denver. The fishing spot Itself was three miles from the road where they parked their truck, and they hiked in. The older men divided into two groups and set out to fish along a fast-flowing mountain stream, after establishing a campsite. They did not intend to stay overnight. David was at the campsite and a short time after the others had left he started out to find them along the stream^ an extremely rocky course with some subterranean water flows. He had his fishing gear with him. Failing to find them, he en-, deavored to return to the campsite and the saga of being "leit'ti began. This was about noon, Monday. A short time later, the men came back along the watercourse they had been fishing intending to eat. David was not at the campsite and the search was on. After an hour of futile calling and searching along the stream and in the area, they decided not to wait any longer and called the forest and park service for help. Rangers and volunteers began arriving later in the afternoon. The search parties started their work at once, firing guns and pistols as they worked the area. David, in the meantime, had kept pretty close to a stream, and decided not to go any farther. The roar of the stream drowned any possibility of hearing gunfire. Toward evening, being hungry, he threw in a fishing line and caught a fish. He had no matches, and ate the fish raw. Then he took a nap, and as darkness fell he dozed, off and on, occasionally moving around to keep warm.. He had on reasonably warm clothing, and although the temperature dropped, managed to keep from getting too cold. He also built a lean-to for shelter. After dawn broke, he began to cautiously look for familiar landmarks or trails and finally did find a trafl which he walked along taking care to mark it so that he could, if necessary, retrace his path back to the stream. About 8 a. m. he came into a clearing just as two rangers- approached from the other side. He was not far from the campsite at the time. The underbrush and forest growth was extremely heavy in the area and the searching party said afterward that the streams which roared through the area had many subterranean passages. They privately feared the missing youth might have slipped into one of the streams and been swept away. David was 17 years old, July 4, and the evidence is that he will remember July 5 for quite a while. His folks here learned of the 18-hour ordeal Tuesday morning, wnen their daughter vat called first to report David had been found, and David himself called later in the afternoon after getting back to Denver. Prgirie Neighbors WESLEY - Prairie Neighbors will hold a social meeting, July 13, in the Herman Wise home. Mrs. Chas. Nygaard will assist.

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