The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 15, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 15, 1965
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PHOTO-OFFS6T EXC6UENC6 WltH KOSSUtH COUNTY'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered it Mcond el»M m»tt*r «t the postofflee it Alfoni, Iowa. Nov. 1. 1B32. under Act ot Conireu ot MJurcb S, 1*18. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1965 14 PAGES VOL. 100 - NO. 52 Fenton Families Hosts Speakers From School Board Has A Six Hour To 2 Chicago Children Iowa State On BY RUSS WALLER * * * Cheerful farm note: Cash exports of soybeans reached a record $750 million in fiscal 1965 which ended June 30, the USDA reports. The figure is higher than for any other U. S. crop and the biggest dollar harvest ever, and is expected to be even bigger in the fiscal year now underway .... and the soybeans hereabouts look pretty fine I * * * MAIL BAG: "The quality of your offset UDM editions is very fine and much enjoyed" - Ed & Genevieve Genrich, Lakewood, Cal. * * * The Arnold Danielson family of Sexton went to a family picnic at Clear Lake, Sunday. The daughter, Janice, 13, who wears braces on her teeth, also takes them off when she eats, which she did at the picnic, putting them into a cup. Then the family arrived home and as unpacking progressed, no braces showed up in any cup. The next day, Mrs. Danielson and Janice decided it might be worth a try to go back to the picnic spot and search ... they did... and there on the ground right beside the picnic table were the braces, none the worse for their overnight stay at the lake. * * * Just 20 years ago, on July 16, on a lonely New Mexico desert, the Atomic Age began... the U. S. exploded the first A- Bomb, and a month later another bomb dropped on Hiroshima ... in pensive moments, one can only wonder just where it might all lead. * * * Leo Nuree of The Whittemore Champion tells of a destitute editor who passed away and folks took up a collection for his burial. One approached was a politician, who was asked if he would give a dollar to bury an editor ? The politician pulled out a five dollar bill and said "Here bury five of them." * * * They're building quite a team, down at Iowa State University, in their journalism school . . . the new head is Jim Schwartz, who grew up in a country newspaper shop at Fenton where his dad was publisher, and after that cut his eye teeth on several other newspapers as well as keeping pace with printing developments, such as offset . . . now Jack Shelley, WHO'S eminent news editor for a good many years, is taking over the radio and TV instruction there. * * * That was a nice story the Sunday Register had about Mr. and Mrs, August Slagle of Algona ... At 81, August is still operating his 200-acre farm, just as he has done for the past 61 years. August says, "1 do what I can and the rest has to go." He raises about 35-40 acres of corn and harvests it with a one-row, pull-type mechanical picker. He picks, loads, unloads into the elevator, and goes back for another load, and even though he does it all by himself he finds it a lot easier than harvesting by hand, as he did for many years. * * * Garner is coming up with a new twist.. ."Stinker Days" .. . and the official emblem is a bushy-tailed little fellow with a white stripe down his back. * * * Junk is something that has been lying around for two years and then you throw it away about two weeks before you need it, * * * Our little item last week about Dump Day at Kennebunkport, Maine, got around ... way to Kennebunkport, as a matter of fact . . , they held their annual parade Saturday and we've been promised a picture of their Miss Dump. * * * FAMOUS LAST LINE <• If you insist on having a place in the sun, you can expect to get a few blisters. FENTON - Mr. and Mrs. George Jorgenson, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huskamp of Fenton are hosts from July 10 to 24 to underprivileged children from Chicago as part of a "Friendly Town" program sponsored by the Chicago City Missionary Society, a Protestant Agency. St. John's Lutheran Church of Depew is participating In the program, which is sponsored in Iowa by the Lutheran Student Association of Iowa State University, Ames. The object of "Friendly Town" is to get city children into the country for part of the summer. Others from the Depew congregation hosting children, who represent various racial and nationality groups, are Mr. and Mrs. Earl Osborn and Mr. and Mrs. Orville Holland, both from Cylinder. There were five train cars full of children ranging in age from 6 to 11 arriving in Des Moines in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mrs. Huskamp and Mrs. Osborn were on hand to greet the four who came to this area. The others were bound for various towns in Iowa. The Jorgenson's guest is a white boy, Steven McNutt, age 7, whose parents both work. Steven's little sister was to participate in the summer program also, but she was hit by a car and suffered a broken arm. Steven also has two older brothers. The Huskamps are host to a Negro boy, Winston McKnight, 10. He has two older brothers. Mary Rogers, 8, a Negro girl is staying with the Hollands and Robert Wardlow, also 8, with the Osborns. The church brotherhood at Depew paid for the transportation for the four children being cared for by members of their congregation, The host families are to provide room and board during the two weeks' visit. There were eleven families from the Depew congregation who applied to keep children under this program. Because the reaction of Iowa families to the request for homes was so generous, many of them did not receive children. This situation was summed up by Mrs. Jorgenson when she said, "How much nicer that there were more families than if there had been more children." Corn Stora 9 e Add Five More Teachers For Coming Year Session; Budget Hearing Aug. 11 4 Kossuth Girls Spend A Rock & Roll Weekend SEXTON - This story will be of interst only to the younger set that are really "with it". Certainly not the Crosby group and probably not even the Perry Como gang would understand the "wild weekend" enjoyed by four young girls from this area. They are Kathy McBride and Peg Zittritch of Algona, Kathy Skow and Joyce Gabrielson of Sexton, all chauffeured and chap- aroned by Mrs. McBride. The planning for attending a concert of modern music in Chicago began some weeks ago as Joyce received her ticket as an eighth grade graduation present in May. The group spent the night at Rockford, Illinois, and went • on to Chicago where the concert was given at the McCormick Place. The "concert performers" were imported from England under the name of the Dave Clark Five. In case any of the Crosby crowd is still with us and wondering how any self respecting young men could dress and conduct themselves as these stars do in a public performance we may have an answer. It probably is not the adulation of the young female audiences, but the fact that each of those screaming girls paid $4.50 a ticket for the privilege of attending. There is no doubt of the adulation on the part of the girls ranging from continuous screaming during the concert to kissing the ground the performers walked on. The local girls didn't admit to going quite that far, but Joyce did say that in the mob she lost the handful of grass she had snatched where they walked. Tallest Man In World Coming The "tallest man in the world" will be on display at Behr's Standard service station here, Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. It is all part of the Behr second anniversary event, and free coffee and doughnuts are available for all who drop in. Complete details will be found elsewhere in this issue. Minor Crash Near St. Joe A station wagon driven by Harold J. Petersen, 35, Algona, and a truck driven by Gary J. Schneider, 22, Lone Rock, collided on a gravel road near highway 169, nine miles south of Algona at 2:10 p. m. Tuesday. Damage to the auto was estimated at $125, while there was no damage to the truck, abcord- ing to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated, The truck started to back up as Petersen made a right turn off highway 169. Visibility of both drivers was blocked by another truck parked in the area, Stop Express Service Discontinuance of Railway Express service to six towns in this area has been requested of the State Commerce Commission, Notices have been posted that service will stop as of Aug. 2 for Bode, West Bend, Armstrong, Lakota, Livermore and Swea City. Irvington Ideals The regular meeting of the Irvington Ideajs 4-H club was held at the home of Mary Harig, called to order by president, Sharon Hix. Mary Harig gave a demonstration and Jan Schulz a talk, Recreation was a game lead by Mary Harig. Lunch was served by Mrs, Harig. Special Patrol Detail Here For Two Days Iowa Highway Patrolman from three districts arrived in Kossuth county Wednesday morning and were slated to be here for two days as a special enforcement detail. Patrolmen will set up radar, speed tapes and will also use a patrol plane to check vehicles and watch for offenders here. Two patrolmen from each district were furnished, Three new laws, including headlights on, sunset to sunrise; no driving with parking lights; and signal for 300 feet are now being enforced, according to officers with the unit. Algonan Dies Harold Smith, long-time resident of Algona, died suddenly at 7;30 p, m. Tuesday. Funeral services were pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel here at press time, Mower Cuts Fingers WESLEY - Sheila Hanig, 3 year old daughter of the Bill Hanigs, caught her right hand in a power mower July 5 and cut three fingers deeply and painfully. She was taken to a Britt doctors office for repairs. Social Security A Social Security representative will be in the court house in Algona on Thursday, July 22, from 9:30 to 12:30 in the morning it has been announced. Pacemakers The Algona Pacemakers met Sat. at Call State Park with Ricci Frambach host. The pledge of allegiance was led by Dennis Mains, Mark Elbert gave a talk on his sheep project. Alter the meeting we played softball. DALE HULL LARRY VAN FOSSEN Pictured above are the two agricultural engineers from Iowa State University who will speak at the USDA Center in Algona, July 20 and 21, in a two-day program built on corn harvesting and storage methods. A complete story in detail on the event will be found on an inside page of this issue (page 6). Lions Precede Installation With A Steak Fry Gordon Winkel, Kossuth county attorney and a member of the Lions Club, acted as master of ceremonies for the recent installation of new officers. The meeting took place during the annual steak fry at the shelter house in Call State Park. New officers include: Oliver S. Carlson, president; DonGant, first vice president; Dr. Kevin Nash, second vice-president; Dr. William Clegg, third vice-president; Floyd Bode, secretary- treasurer; Dick Buscher, Lion tamer; and Jerry Cowan, tail twister. New members of the board of directors include Frank Saiter, James Andreasen, David Smith and Kyle Keith. Linde Implement Is Host, Friday Roger Linde, owner of Linde Implement, is observing his 28th anniversary of business in Swea City with a program on Friday, July 16, which will include a parade and a host of treats and attractions. A complete outline of the Friday program will be found elsewhere in this issue. Linde Implement is one of the major business concerns in north Kossuth county, enjoying a growth that has been steady during the 28 years and has included moving to new and larger locations in Swea City twice in that period, The general public is invited, Two New Star Routes, Algona To Blue Earth TWO new star routes are now serving towns between Algona and Blue Earth, Minn. Now, the truck leaves Algona in the early morning, reaching Bancroft at 6:30 a.m., continues on and gets back to Bancroft at 9:55 a.m. returning to Algona. In the afternoon, the route from Algona north leaves at 3:15 p.m., reaches Bancroft at 3:50 p.m., and gets back to Bancroft at 6:45 p.m. returning to Algona by 7:30 p.m. In a six-hour session held from 7:30 p. m. to 1:30 a. m. Tuesday night, the Algona School Board studied a host of matters, including the budget for the coming year. A teacher increase of 5 1/2 was also approved. State aid has beert increased substantially and is expected to cover most of this extra cost. The budget hearing date for the public has been set for Wednesday, August 11. The budget proposal will be published very shortly. In the next year, the elementary program will continue substantially the same as in the 1964-65 school year. Total enrollment is not expected to be greatly increased, with the increase estimated at less than 5%, and probably less than 1700 students. The distribution in the elementary grades, including Kindergarten of over 240 pupils, has required a total increase of three home room teachers in elementary grades. The pupil-teacher ratio in the elementary schools will be maintained at under 25 to 1. Three new teacher contracts were discussed and approved. They will be offered to Steve George in Music, with salary at $6,062.07; Mrs. Phyllis George, for fourth grade, with salary at $5,432.62; and to Mrs. Carol Ford, in Junior High English, with salary at $4,950.00. Mr. and Mrs. George, employed last year at Stanton, Iowa, are taking work on their graduate degree at Colorado State College in Greeley. Mrs. Ford is from Pomeroy, Iowa, and graduated this year from Buena VistaColl- ege at Storm Lake. The board approved a salary increase for school bus drivers' from their present salary of $135 to $140 per month. Those drivers who show a good performance record receive a bonus of $150 at the end of the school year. The school needs additional bus drivers, and anyone interested may contact Vaughn Rising at the high school. During the 1965-65 school year, the Algona Community School District operated 12 regular morning and evening bus routes. One stand-by bus, in addition, is kept in operating condition for emergency break-downs. Five Kindergarten noon routes were operated. The board again discussed the need for additional facilities for transporting students, but no action was taken, The average route for a bus is 30 miles long. School buses last year furnished transportation to 494 elementary resident students and 46 non-resident elementary pupils; and to 180 resident high school students and 9 non-resident high school pupils. The transportation cost per pupil per year in the 1964-65 school term was $58.67, as compared with $68.67 in the 1963-64 school year. State aid for transportation in 1964-65 was $17.00 and in 1963-64 was $17,03 per pupil. The number of students transported averaged 688, with the average cost per mile at approximately 26 cents. The total transportation cost was $40,367,30 for the 1964-65 school year, New legislation states that each public school district must offer or make available an approved driver education course for all students residing in the school district. This was discussed, as it is more than likely that there will be a substantial increase in the number of students taking the course next year. Funds not to exceed $30 per student will be made available for the program, through the increase in the fee for a driver's license. The board approved a resolution to set tuition for adults taking regular classes in the high school at $50 per year. The board also approved salaries and the employment of five miscellaneous part-time secret- Kin From Denmark Are Guests, Sexton Farmer SEXTON - A day of perfect Danish weather was the welcome Iowa gave to visitors in this community from Denmark. After a flight of 11 hours from Copenhagen, Denmark, Wlggo Daniels and Edith Johannessen were met at O'Hare Airport in Chicago by their brother, Arnold Danielson. Their first day at the Danielson farm provided a variety of experiences with a visit to a corn shelling job at the Perry Lowmans in the morning and taking in the West Bend Grotto in the afternoon. Although not speaking the language, Marie Lowman made immediate contact with the Danes with the offer of a cup of coffee. Born in Iowa near Cedar Falls, they speak no English as their parents returned with them to Denmark when Wiggo, (the wi is pronounced as vee), was six years old and his sister a baby. The parents spoke only Dane in the home, even in this country. The guests will be entertained at a picnic at Clear Lake on Sunday with a number of Danes from the Cedar Falls area attending. During the three weeks visit in this country they will spend some time with relatives at Cedar Falls and a brother in St. Charles, Illinois. An unusual sight for the week will be Arnold Danielson, with a book in one hand showing his guests around the area. He was fortunate to find a Danish language book, for as official translator during the visit he has been having a little trouble with some of the new technical words that have become part of the language in recent years. Pair Admit Theft; Two Others Sentenced Here A juvenile boy and an 18 year old, Michael Fisch, both from the Wesley area, have admitted theft of four portable transistor radios and a small amount of change from the cash box at Hamilton Hatchery at Wesley and have been charged with larceny here. The admissions came to sheriff's officers after the pair were picked up at Wesley Monday. Action against both is pending. The juvenile is being held at Humboldt for juvenile court action and Fisch is in the county jail here awaiting justice court hearing of the case. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, the pair crawled arial and supervisory help. In a compilation of costs per pupil per month, the average total in 1964-65 was $57.91; with elementary cost at $50.39; Junior High at $65.74; Senior High at $69.69. In 1963-64, the total average cost was $55.73; with elementary cost at $48.69; Junior High at $64.77; and Senior High at $60.41. In 19G2-G3, the average total was $55.10; elementary cost at $49.51; Junior High, $62.51; and Senior High at $63.03. Six Couples To Wed; Get Licenses Here Six couples obtained licenses to wed at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They were: July 9 - Kirk Struthers and Janice Ringsdorf; Kenneth Pruis- mann and Mary J. Carman; and David E. Bunkofske and Linda L. Ackerman. July 10 - Gerald A. Alvey and Mark K. Christensen; and Dean Vik and Lois Swanson. July 12 - Willie R. Hammond and Delplia Kenney. through a window at Hamilton's the night of June 19 and took the merchandise and money. When apprehended, some of the merchandise was in the possession of the pair and the rest had been sold. While this is not a regular term of district court, it was motion day here Tuesday, and two men entered pleas of guilty to Judge Richard Cooper and received sentences. Gary Dean Schmidt, charged earlier with larceny of property of a value in excess of $20, was sentenced to five years in the men's reformatory at Anamosa, then received a parole to the state board of parole. Schmidt had been charged with stealing tools owned by Harold Dreyer of the Fenton area. Appeal bond in the matter was set at $1,500 by Judge Cooper. Herman Geilenfeld, charged with false drawing and uttering of a bank check, fifth offense, entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to one year at the state penitentiary at Ft. Madison. He allegedly gave a check for $7 to the M & D Standard station at Hurt June 14 and had no funds in the bank. Appeal bond was also set at $1,500. One ne~w case was also filed in district court. Sunraj DX Oil Co., plaintiff, seeks to settle an account for $192.40, with Virgil Wolf the defendant. Burt Youth To Rochester BUHT - Joel Chipmau, 17, who was critically injured in a head- on auto crash near Blue Earth July 1, was transferred! to St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, Tuesday afternoon. Joel, who is the son of the Lawrence Chip- mans, lias not regained consciousness since the crash. His parents are in Rochester. Last Rites Are Held Here For Mrs. Hiibert Funeral services for Mrs. Emma K. Hiibert, 75, well-known Algona woman, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday In St. Cecelia's Catholic Church here. Celebrant of the high mass was Fr. Ed Fandel, brother of the deceased, while Fr. Linus Elsenbacher was deacon, Fr. James Fandel, sub- deacon, and Fr. Cletus Besch, master of ceremonies. Burial followed at St. Michael's cemetery, Whittemore, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Steven Wilson, Ed and David Hiibert, Brian Hagg, Roman Eisenbacher and Michael Martin. Mrs. Hiibert died at her home here Sunday morning. Born at Lourdes, 111., Nov. 25, 1889, she was a daughter of Michael and Rose Kerker Fandel. She was married to John Hiibert at Whittemore Nov. 4, 1908 and he preceded her in death in 1926. A daughter also preceded her in death. Survivors include five children, Norbert, Wesley; Viola (Mrs. Roman Eisenbacher), Armstrong; Arnold, Ankenyj Carmella (Mrs. Geo. Wilson), Kansas City, Mo.; and Mary (Mrs. Robert Hagg), Dell Rapids, S.D.: seven brothers and sisters, George, Algona; Ralph and Bill, Whittemore; Esther (Mrs. Alfred Semon), Algona; Herman, Manson; Isabel (Mrs. Tom Kelly), Ft. Dodge; and Fr. Ed Fandel, Auburn; 40 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Boeckholt Services Held At Titonka Mrs. Antone Boeckholt, 88, of Buffalo Center died Sunday evening at the Buffalo Center Hospital. She had been in failing health for several months. Mrs. Boeckholt was born July 27, 1876, in Germany. She married Antone Boeckholt in Forest City. The couple lived in the Titonka and Buffalo Center area until Mr. Boeckholt retired in 1939, when they moved to Buffalo Center. Mr. Boeckholt died in 1947. Seven children survive. They are Mrs. Anna Olson and Mrs. Mary Bassett, both of Minneapolis, Mrs. Elsie Wirtjes and Alrec, of Titonka, William, Forest City, Arthur of Rolfe and Walter of Algona. One brother, John Busenga of Herman, Minn, also survives. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Reformed Church of Buffalo Center with the' Rev. George Kots, officiating. Burial was in the Ramsey Reformed Cemetery in rural Titonka. Set Proposed Wesley School Bonds $210,000 The petitions in process of circulation for a bond issue to enpower the Corwith-Wesley school board to construct a new grade school at Wesley, replacing the one recently destroyed by fire, will be for a total of $210,000, it was decided last week. The original discussion centered on a bond issue of $190,000 but the board decided that the larger amount would be required if there was to be any leeway for emergencies. The peititons simply ask the board to hold the special election; they do authorize issuance of the bonds, which must be voted upon by all voters of the district. To Convention County Auditor Marc Moore flew by plane to San Diego, Cal. this week to attend the national convention of county officers.

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