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Upper eg JWomeg 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 kinfolks, 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 nex( 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-seasonfore- casts 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 t * * * Efficiency experts have made a study that indicates each letter dictated by a boss to hi? 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, 183J. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1965 14 Page* VOL. 100 - NO. 58 Charge Of Shoplifting After Tussle Royal Attire For Ridiculous Days ROYAL HAWADANS - 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 couple of his henchmen are shown above, in their Ridiculous Day wardrobe. Nero, in the center, is perhaps better known as Duane Carson. At the left is the royal chamberlain, Norm Frank, and at the right the keeper of the royal paintpot, Tom Kissner. Nero, by the way, is wearing his crown of myrtle leaves, you will note I UDM fotos) 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. McNvrtney, 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 Pes Moines Brought 27 Replies to the Advertiser. WANTED - 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 Box 535-U, Algona, la. (55) WAN? APS COST SO I4TTIJS • REACH 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. Stroebel 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 Ottumwa. Mr, Stroebel was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church of Lakota where services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Paul Ofstedal 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. Huisinga, 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, Lakota; R. E. Casey, Algona; H. C. Bormann, Bode; Fred or Edith Schroeder, Lakota; and J. S. Simpson, Whittemore. GMC - 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. Wittkopf 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. Harley Troutman will be master of ceremonies. Five Couples Get Wedding Licenses Here Wedding licenses were issued to five couples at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to the following: July 28 - Gary W. Johnson and Barbara Beck. July 29 - James F. Brown and Lovalee Bristow; and James C. Reefer and Nova Mittlieder. July 30 - Eugene J. Lloyd and Marsha L. Smith. July 31 - Gary Ites and Sharon L. Smith. Edw. Hammond Dies Friday At Swea City Funeral services were held Tuesday for Edward I. Hammond of Swea City. Mr. Hammond, 73, died Friday at the home of a brother- in-law, George Johnson, Swea City. In recent years, Mr. Hammond had been living at Kensington and Bertha, Minn, as well as Swea City. He was born Sept. 26, 1891 in Pennsylvania and moved to the Swea City area in 1910. Dec. 24,1920, he married Emma Johnson at Algona. She died in 1956. Mr. Hammond was a veteran of World War I and belonged to the First Baptist church here. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert Sanborn of Kensington; a niece, Mrs. Mervin Kelley of Bertha; and two grandchildren. There are a brother and one sister, Family services were at Barnes Funeral Home and public services were at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church. Rev. H. J. Crandal officiated. Military rites conducted 2 From Algona Are S.C.I, Grads Among 305 graduates at State College of Iowa, Cedar Falls, Aug. 6, are two from Algona as follows: Algona - Margaret M. Keith, B. A. in home economics; Larry D, Klein, B. A. in special elementary education. Father Conway, Supt. At Garrigan, To Sioux City Father Francis P. Conway, superintendent of Garrigan High School In Algona, since its organization, lias been transferred to Sioux City to become pastor of St. Michael's Catholic parish, it was announced this morning by Bishop Joseph M. Mueller of the Sioux City diocese. Garrigan opened In September of 1959, serving five parish areas in this section. Father Conway, 45, is a graduate of Presentation Academy at Whittemore, in 1936, attending Emmetsburg Junior College for two years, Trinity College at Sioux City for two years, and Kenrick Seminary at St. Louis. He was ordained Dec. 20, 1946. He did graduate work in education at Catholic University of America In Washington, D.C. While serving as Garrigan superintendent, he also served for 2 1/2 years as pastor at St. Benedict Catholic church, chaplain at St. Ann hospital for three years, and was a substitute pastor at St. Michael's at Whittemore. FATHER CONWAY Plans for a public farewell program for Father Conway will be announced later. Announcement of a successor as superintendent at Garrigan will be made at a later date. Garrigan will open for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 30. Good News - Council Acts To Halt Dump Joseph Ferstl Funeral Held, St. Benedict Residents in the north part of Algona will be happy to learn that the Algona council, in regular session Wednesday night, voted to purchase a diesel tractor from Joe Bradley. Thisplece of equipment will be used at the dump in full-time operation. It will consist of a scoop, with a digger, loader, scraper and a clam-shell bucket. Delivery is expected immediately and this will become a part of an operation at the dump to eliminate burning trash at the dump. The council authorized the Superintendent of Public Improve-, ment, David Smith, to make an extension of a sanitary sewer, subject to regulations of the state board of health. This is in response to a request of Gary McDonald and Mr. Phillips, who wish to hook on to a sanitary near the Good Samaritan Rest Home Special permission was granted to Pat Montag of the North Central Public Service Company, allowing him to erect a tower and antenna, 90 feet high, on the top of the company's building in downtown Algona. This will allow his company to operate a two- way radio contact with its trucks. Final construction will be subject to inspection by the city. It will be 70 feet above the lower roof level and no closer than 70 feet to the nearest high voltage line. A quit claim deed, with the reservation that the city be able to maintain utilities poles, was authorized for an alley behind the properties of Elmer Walter, at 1509 East North, and Harold Peter, at 1508 East Lucas, each of whom will purchase one-half of the alley behind their homes. The annual report of the Algona Utilities was read and accepted. New Agronomy Position For Dean Barnes The appointment of Dean L. Barnes, former Kossuth county Extension director, as extension area agronomist for six northwest Iowa counties was announced Tuesday by Maurice W. Soults, assistant director of the Co-operative Extension Service Iowa State University. Beginning Sept. 1, Barnes will serve the counties of Lvnn, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien, Plymouth and Cherokee. He will work from the LeMars county extension office He will receive his master of science degree in agronomy at Iowa State this fall. Barnes is married and has three children. They will make their home In LeMars. Funeral services for Joseph M. Ferstl, 71, retired farmer from St. Benedict, were held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Benedict Catholic church, with Fr. Nicholas Ruba officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Julius Seller, • Clarence Arndorfer, Richard Ferstl, John Wagner, Ed Arend and Ervin Eischen. Mr. Ferstl died Sunday afternoon at a Britt nursing home where he had been a resident. He had been ill a week. He was a son of Joseph and Caroline Schafer Ferstl and was born at St. Benedict Jan. 6, 1894. He was never married. Lone immediate survivor is a brother, Julius Ferstl, who also makes his home at Britt. Carrie Bourne Passes Here Tuesday Night Mrs. Carrie A. Bourne, 89, long-time resident here and mother of Dr. M. G. Bourne, Algona, died at her home on North Jones street at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services were pending at press time at McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Carrie Augustus Goodwin, daughter of Edwin H. and Eliza May Goodwin, was born Sept. 5, 1875 at Worcester, Mass. She later attended the old Normal School here, graduated and taught in several schools in the area. She was married to William J. Bourne at Burt and he preceded her in death in 1950. The Bournes lived in the Good Hope area many years before moving to Algona. Survivors include Dr. Bourne; a daughter, Julia (Mrs. R. R. Cutler), Cleveland, Ohio, three grandchildren, Julia (Mrs, Kirk Hayes), Algona, Barbara (Mrs. David Haggart), Omaha, and William Bourne, Algona; a step- grandson, Robert R. Cutler 111, Cleveland; and seven great- grandchildren. Mr, and Mrs. Cutler arrived here to attend the rites. Woman, 45, Is Nabbed After Local 'Tour' A Hardy, la. woman, Harleen Hansell, at .out 45, wound dp at the state hospital In Cherokee where she reportedly will receive treatment for some time, as the result of an alleged shoplifting-intoxication spree here Saturday. The woman was apprehended by Jerry Bomgaars, owner of Bomgaars Ben Franklin store here after she had apparently visited (and taken merchandise from) his store and Penneys, plus others. When caught, she was whisked to the police station where it was found she had two cartons of cigarettes, several pairs of stockings, some crockery and a toy dog, for the most part taken from Penneys or Bomgaars. Mr. Bomgaars reported he saw a car, carrying the woman, two men and some children, park on State street near the Mode-O Day shop - and saw the men get out and go one direction, east, and the woman the other, west. She probably went right to Penneys, then showed up later at Bomgaars. She entered the store and began walking along the aisles, putting items in a sack, which she had purchased. Mr. Bomgaars, in an attempt to see her in the act of taking items, acted like a customer, walking along, look- Ing at and handling items, while near the woman at all times. When she was done "shopping", he followed her outside the store and stopped her, whereupon she began trying to hit him. She swung her arms and the shopping bag, breaking the handle from it and became quite violent. She was taken back inside {he store and the police were called. Police Chief Al Boekelman went to the scene and the woman soon began claiming she was drunk, dropping to the floor to prove it. After getting her off the floor, the car was searched and the items found, including some that had been pushed under the seats of the vehicle. The children began crying in the car - on command from the woman, according to Mr. Bomgaars - in an attempt to sway the feelings of the store owner and Boekelman. She stated she bought the cigarettes at Hood's Super Valu, but they had not been wrapped and she had no sales slip and had none for the other items either. The woman was charged with intoxication and shoplifting, then taken to Cherokee for treatment. No formal action will take place here until after her Cherokee stay. One of the two men, William Flowers, Ft. Dodge, was charged with intoxication and fined $25 and costs in'Mayor Bill Finn's court. The men and the woman reportedly crossed paths at the fair at Humboldt and came to Algona from there. Saturday was the final day of Ridiculous Days here. Kossuth Girl A 'Senator 1 At State 4-H Camp Petrea Thoreson, Swea City, was elected senator of the 1965 Leadership Conference at Madrid. Petrea was a delegate to the conference, including 4-H'ers and other youths sponsored by the Farm Bureau, local Coops, service clubs and church organizations. These young adults, selected on the basis of displaying outstanding leadership ability in their county and area, study and live together for a week. Other Kossuth County dele- gales to the 19G5 leadership conferences are Reuben Skow, Wesley, a senator candidate; Vicki Detmering, Wesley; Ron Johnson, Wesley; and Rod Seuffham, Algona.

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