The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 3, 1965 · Page 20
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 20

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 3, 1965
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BY RUSS WALLER * * * A former Sexton resident, Alfred Opheim, learned the hard way that it doesn't always pay to pick up hitchikers, although he had come to appreciate it because of his own hitchiking while in the navy. He picked up two young men on his way back to headquarters in Sioux City, and on some pretext they had him stop the truck he was driving, and then repaid his kindness by knocking him unconscious. From reports reaching folks here, he was really lucky to get out of the situation with a few bruises and loss of a small amount of money. * * * One of our local readers who has been following the "relocate the dump" project with considerable interest (he's within sniffing distance of it when it's at its best), suggests that maybe the city and county could cooperate and use the worked out gravel pit area near the Irvington corner, south of town, where nobody lives real close, as a new dump location. AsMr.CLSpoints out - "it has a lot of hole to fill and should be good for years." * * * MAIL BAG: The lady in Fenton isn't the only one taken in by the septic tank slickers. "They were here less than an hour and charged us $154 and it still does not work. What can we do about it? Mrs. R. K." * * * There was a lot of head-shaking after the,story quoting federal statistics as saying one- third of all families In Kossuth county earned less than $3,000 a year. * * * From the Emmetsburg Democrat, comes this story: "Our Algona klnfolks, the Wade Sullivans, recently vacationed In Northern Minnesota, but without advance reservations acquired a comfortable room in a lodge, although told they would have to vacate the next, night. It turned out that the same quarters had been reserved for television star Dennis Day, who showed up on schedule, and in real life is just like he is on TV, a beaming countenance and a boyish voice . . . and a pretty substantial bank account, we might add. He isn't very tall and wears elevator shoes - but he didn't sing. On one of the pre-season forecasts that were received, the University of .Iowa football team for 1965 is ranked 14th in the nation, Michigan is rated number one, * * * Senator Stephen M. Young (D-Ohio), had a recent comment to make that was quite informative: "Twenty years after the final hours of World War n we still have 340,000 men of our armed forces stationed in Western Europe, and in addition approximately 320,000 dependents with them - maybe we should bring them all'home." * * * The trouble with opportunity is that it only knocks; temptation kicks the door in 1 * * * Efficiency experts have made a study that indicates each letter dictated by a boss to his stenographer in the larger businesses of the land cost the CQmpany $2.32, They arrive at the figure this way; Boss's and steno* grapher's time, $1,30; fixed charge such as rent, Insurance, etc, 52 cents; mailing 13 cents; materials 10 cents; other miscellaneous costs 27 cents, If this doesn't make Western Union or Northwestern Bell ballyhoo themselves, nothing will. * * * Famous Last Line: (Sign in front of a church) * Come early and get a back seat, ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Charge Of Royal Attire For Ridiculous Day ROYAL HAWAHANS - While no costume awards were made at Algona's Ridiculous Days last week, there were a variety of themes carried out, all good. Above are Frank Moulton, Jackie Kelley and Steve Ostrum as they appeared in front of Bjustrom's Furniture last Friday in Hawaiian attire, minus their surfboards and ukuleles. NERO RETURNS - Nero and a cl shown above, in their Ridiculous uai center, is perhaps better known as I is the royal chamberlain, Norm M keeper of the royal paintpot, T 011 ^ | is wearing his crown of myrtle leaves! Boards Begin Redistricting Discussions School Board members in north Kossuth County are undertaking the task of redistrictlng the school districts in this area. Under a law passed by the 1965 legislature, many non-high school districts throughout the state are obligated to consolidate with surrounding high school districts before April 1,1966. Districts affected in this area are Bancroft Independent, Greenwood and Ramsey. County Superintendent of Schools A. M. Quintard met with these three school boards and outlined the redistricting bill. School board members of Bancroft Independent, Greenwood and Ramsey districts have met with school boards adjoining these three districts to discuss the mergers and set up guidelines to follow during the consolidation. Public meetings will be held in the near future to Inform the people what steps must be taken to comply with the redistricting law before the April 1 deadline. Members of the Bancroft Independent School Board are;' Dr. R, E. Weber, President; R. S. Underkofler, Wilbur Fox, H. J. McNertney, J. R, Kennedy, and A, C, Accurso, Secy, Greenwood District School Board members are; Albert Kollasch, President; IrvinHeldorfer, Walter Renger, Roland Kollasch, Art Johnson and Mrs, Art Johnson, Secy, Ramsey District members are: Vincent Ford, President; Art Droessler, Alphonse Elsbecker, and Bill Goche, Secy, Results! This Classified Ad in the Algona Upper Des Moines Brought 27 Replies to the Advertiser. WANTEP - Girl for permanent office position. Clerical work* 40 hr, week. Typing required. Experience desired. Write giving full qualifications. If qualified you will be called for a personal interview. Write 535-U, Algona, la, (55) WAN? APS COST SO LITTLE » BEACH SO MANY Varying Degree Of Moisture In Past Week The immediate Algona area had about three-tenths of an inch of rain in the past week, but some nearby areas reported considerably more. From the standpoint of field crops, more rain would be welcome. The week's weather: DATE HI LO R July 28 79 51 July 29 87 52 July 30 85 60 July 31 82 59 .18 Aug. 1 79 56 .03 Aug. 2 82 52 Aug. 3 83 56 .10 Aug. 4 — 58 Warmer temperatures were in store for the balance of the week. Hold Rites For Geo. Sf roebel At Lakota A retired Lakota farmer, George W. Stroebel, died Sunday at the Buffalo Center hospital. He was 71. Death was attributed to diabetes and a heart ailment. Mr. Stroebel was born June 13, 1894 on a farm near Lakota. He lived on the same farm most of his life. Mr, Stroebel never married. He and a brother, Fred Stroebel, farmed near here until retiring to Lakota in 1948, Surviving are four brothers, Fred and Charlie, both of Lakata, Henry of Burt and Julius of Danvers, Minn,; three sisters, Mrs, Merle Johnson of Swea City, Mrs, Einer Hanson of Buffalo Center and Mrs. Lloyd England of bttumwa. Mr, Stroebel was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church of Lakota where services were held I p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Paul Qfstedal officiated and burial was at the Lutheran cemetery here. Garry Funeral Home in Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. At Special School Ron Nelson, Algona, is enrolled in a two-week course for high school students interested in engineering at science atlowaState University. He will be a senior at Algona high this fall. 33 Vehicles Purchased By Area Residents New vehicle registrations here during the past week totaled 33, according to records at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. Owners are: Chevrolet - Glenn or Loretta Cowing, Bancroft; R. L« Huisingfi, Titonka; Irene W. Hanig, Wesley; Charles or Ellen Ullom, Algona; H. M. Black, Algona; A. J. Metzger, Whittemore; H. D. Carson, Algona; and Bernice E. Leek, Wesley. Ford - D. S. Ruse, Titonka; Elmer Dole Co., Irvington; Sally A. Arrowood, Algona; R. M. Fortney, Bancroft; Paul or Agatha Ludwig, Whittemore; A. E. Sleper, Laiota; R. E. Casey,, Algona; H. C. Bormann,, Bode; Fred or Edith Schroeder, Lakota; and J. S. Simpson, Whittemore. CMC - E. G. Snyder, Algona. Pontiac - A. K, or Arlene Gerdis, Algona. Rambler - G. W. Stillman or D. G. Parrott, Algona; and J. W. Huff, LuVerne. Olds - Dau's Garage, Algona. Plymouth - W, E, Oldenburg, Elmore. Mercury - G. E. Harner, Swea City; and John or Linda Kadow, Burt. Honda - E. C. Wittkopi' and L. K. Ferguson, Algona; and L, W. Mino, Ledyard. Bridgestone - E. E. • Barr, Algona. Minor Crash Dean Meyer, 16, Whittemore, escaped injury when the IHC pickup truck he was driving crashed into a light pole 5 1/2 miles east of West Bend at 11 p.m. Saturday. The truck sustained an estimated $50 damage, according to the accident report which was turned in at the sheriff's office here. Reunion Set The class of 1930, Algona high school, will hold its reunion Saturday, August 7 at the Johnson House with social hour from 5:30 to 6:30, dinner and program following, 60 reservations have been made, Barley Troutman will be master of ceremonies. 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