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Maybe We're Blind! Couldn't See A Thing/ BY RUSS WALLER * * * A slight conflict in dates exists in as much as the Kossuth County Fair opens next Tuesday, Aug. 17, and it is also Britt's annual Hobo Day . .. can't be helped.. . Thursday of next week is the big free barbecue at the Fair here, and almost $6,000 has been DONATED, as well as lot of donated time, to put on this gigantic free feed, starting at 5:30 p.m. Last year somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 took advantage of the free barbecue, despite threatening skies which finally did open up with a heavy rain just as the last visitors were served . . . better be there early! * * * Brail Wright has a nameplate of brass, mounted on teakwood, just received from his son-in-law and daughter on Okinawa . . . underneath the name in American, are Chinese characters also presumed to be his name in Chinese . . . thus far, nobody has disputed that it is his name . . . engraved by the "good" Chinese, not the "bad" Chinese. * * * Mayor Bill Finn is in Washington, D. C. this week, at a conclave of public officials and others from this congressional district, at a meeting and orientation called by Congressman Greigg . . . when Bill gets back we'll find out how he got along with all those democrats I * * * Municipal smoke can be dangerous . . . and expensive . . . at Manchester, Iowa, the city burned some diseased elm trees at the city dump ... a Manchester couple filed suit and got a judgment against the city for $434 . . . diminished rental value of their house across the road from the city dump .• . . and the judge added $114 for medical expense as a result of illness caused by smoke and ash dust from the dump. * * * Doesn't seem fair ... $70 a month for duty in Viet Nam $200 a month for being in the Poverty Corps . . . Viet Nam, by the way, is financially costing about 4 million a day at present, with a higher figure likely ... and that doesn't count human life. * * * Crack of the week: "She certainly is polished; everything she says casts a reflection on someone." * * * STYLE NOTE - Patsy Hodges of Hot Springs, Va. ordered a two-piece bathing suit from a mail order firm. The package arrived with two pieces - both tops. Mrs. Hodges mailed back one piece and asked for the usual bottom. The mail order house replied in a letter that "we don't have suits with bottoms in that style." * * * This is the final week of action in the biggest Little League program on record in Algona . . . and still almost three weeks to go before school starts . . . incidentally, the new Athletic Park lights will soon be ready, Hope they have better luck and more use than their predecessors. * * * It doesn't take long for tides to turn in history , . , just 20 years ago Russia went to war against Japan, a bit late in the game, after two U.S. atomic bombs had been dropped. * * * One of the paradoxes of the moment is that government is worried over the unemployment of youth, not seeming to realize that laws and regulations and taxes for benefits make it almost impossible to hire youth. * * * Famous Last Line: Well. I don't think a woman who drives from the back seat is any worse than a man who cooks from the dining room table! It appears that Algona is, at least for the present, safe from visitors from outer space - for there have been no reports of unindentifled flying objects (UFO) here, despite varied (and many) reports of sightings in widely scattered portions of the United States. Now, no one is saying for sure if the UFO's reported elsewhere have been from outer space - or from some Iron Curtain country but the sightings have not resulted in discovery of any little men (green or otherwise) in the same areas. A check with the police department here proved none of the local officers had seen any UFO's - which in no way reflects that the men aren't on their toes, with their eyes open at all times. And there have been no calls to report flying objects by residents to the police station. One area lad, Ken Robinson, 10, Corwith, told of seeing a "bright star" which "bobbed up and down a couple of times and then turned red" before moving west. Robinson and two companions were out driving when they spotted the object Wednesday night, Aug. 4, the same night many lowans spotted flying objects. The Corwith boys said they followed the object toward Algona for about 45 minutes before it dropped to the horizon and "seemed to fade out and disappear." Scientists have said that since our Mariner IV space probe took pictures of Mars last month, there has been a new wave of UFO sightings. One scientist stated the Mariner IV very likely brought on a psychological reaction among many people and "it gave a lot of people an excuse to see things. And people like to see things." And, satellites orbiting the earth are forever being reported as UFO - and there is an awful pile of hardware zooming around up above. Scientists also reported that on at least two of the nights when UFO sightings were reported by large numbers of persons in the United States, there were meteor showers. Dr. James Van Allen, noted space scientist at the University of Iowa, was notified of sightings at Iowa City and Coralville early Thursday, but the objects had disappeared by the time he got outdoors. He has expressed the belief that the objects were stars - and that atmospheric conditions, including fog might account for the unusual colorations. Meanwhile, reports continue to reach the Air Force from many parts of the nation. If you spot any little men (like from outer space) and have not been out on the town - you may call this newspaper during regular hours, 8 a. m. to 5 p. m., and we will come take a few pictures for publication I Annual Meeting, L-Rock Co-Op The annual meeting of the Lone Rock Cooperative Exchange will be held Monday evening, Aug. 16, at 8 p. m. in the Lone Rock school. Election of directors, a review of the past year, and a program are orders of business. Ralph Brause of the Farmers Grain Dealers Ass'n will give the report, Ralph Bierstedt, secretary, stated. L. W. Geitzenauer is elevator manager. Read it for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1965 14 PAGES - 2 Sections VOL. 100 - NO. 60 Algona Mayor Thompsons Wed 40 Years JHurlHere At Washington D. C. Parley Approximately 100 community leaders from more than 20 northwest Iowa cities and towns are attending the first north Iowa community conference beginning Wednesday, August 11 at Washington. Mayor William Finn, Algona, is attending. Host Congressman Stanley L. Greigg stated, "While, for several years, larger cities have participated in Washington'pro- grams such as the annual Sioux City state dinner, this conference will be a first for northwest Iowa communities with populations less than 10,000." Among the citizens to attend the conference are mayors, city officials, chamber of commerce leaders, development corporation representatives, members of the press and other local leaders and businessmen. Topics for discussion include agriculr ture, small business, commercial and industrial development programs, poverty program, aviation, flood control, highway development, urban renewal, public facilities and various others. One of the highlights of the program will be a luncheon and briefing on the Viet Nam situation by William Bundy, assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs. Congressman Greigg pointed out that, "Not only will general meetings and discussions be scheduled; but also individual conferences concerning specific community projects are to be included." . Former Bancroft Woman Dies In California BANCROFT - Word has been received of the sudden death of Mrs. Mike Droessler, who died at her home in California. Mrs. Droessler was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schiltz and while living here Mr. Droessler was employed at Droessler Market. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Kathy, and two sons. Alanzo Schiltz and Mrs. Frank Foth, living here, are brother and sister, Mrs. Clara Holten, Osage, is a sister. West Bend Man Found Dead Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday in the Apostolic Christian church near West Bend for John W. Fisher, 63, Rev. Noah Gerber officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Fisher was found dead Saturday at the Eli Gerber farm home near West Bend where he had been doing chores. An autopsy showed that he had died of a quick form of pneumonia. Born and reared at West Bend, Mr. Fisher farmed in this area for a number of years, later lived at Winthrop, Minn,, six years and then returned to this community. He is survived by three brothers, Emil of Roanoke, 111,, Alpha of Phoenix, Ariz., and Phillip of West Bend, Enters Hone Show Dave Lynch of Lone Rock has entered both the quarter horse and western show horse competition at the Iowa State Fair, it has been announced. The 40th wedding anniversary of Mr. andMrs. John F. Thompson of Algona will be observed with an open house on Sunday, August 15, .at the Algona Methodist church. Children of the Thompsons will be the hosts, from 2 to 4 p. m. The children are Edward of Algona, Marilyn Guthals of Colorado Springs, Virginia Devine of Rockwell City, Carol Jennings of Inglewood, Calif., Delores Johnson of Algona, and Patricia Orrick of Glendale, Calif. The couple married Sept. 21, 1925, in the Methodist parsonage here. Mrs. Thompson is the former Cora Coon. All friends and relatives are invited. (Glenn Studio foto) Skow Silver Anniversary Edna and Joseph Skow, picturea above, will be the honored guests next Sunday, Aug. 15, at an Open House observing their silver wedding anniversary, at the Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian church in Algona. Their children will be hosts. The children are Daniel, Louise, Marilyn, Reuben, Helen, Kathy and Bessie. The couple married in a country church near Clark, S. D., on August 14, 1940. Mrs, Skow is the former Edna McElmurray Mr. and Mrs. Skow have farmed near Wesley their entire married life. A short program will begin at 2;30 p. m., with Rev. Gilbert Kuyper, former Algona Presbyterian pastor, to speak. The open house will be held from 2;30 to 4:30 p. m. (Glenn Studio foto) Kossuth Fair To Open Four-Day Show, Aug. 17 The 1965 edition of the Kossuth County Fair will open for a four- day stand, next Tuesday, Aug. 17. Verne McClure, fair secretary, said that all available space had been taken in the cattle barns and likewise in Floral Hall exhibit space. The big, free barbecue, a new feature of the fair inaugurated last year, will take place Thursday evening, Aug. 19, with serving to start at 5:30 p. m. by a group of volunteers from Algona, Lu Verne, Whittemore, Swea City, Fenton, Lone Rock, Burt, Wesley, Bancroft, Ledyard, Lakota and Titonka to handle the affair. To Wed Seven wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Richard Schiltz and JoAnn McCleish; and Jerald E. Harms and Lorraine A. Stecker, Aug. 4; John L. Felsch and Christina G. Biesemeyer; and Ronald Hejlik and Mary A. O'Brien, Aug. 5; and Larry Kluger and Karla Hinders; Harold M. Amfahr and Judith A. Bell; and Allen K. Christensen and Janice M. Bode, Aug. 6. At Institute Brigitt Quinn of Bancroft and Sandy Schenck of Algona are among 1,000 youth scholars attending the 37th American Institute of Cooperation at the University of Missouri, this week. In Crashes On Monday Three persons sustained Injuries in three mishaps in this area Monday. The three were Barbara A. Reding, 17, Algona, head cut and sprained back; William J. Norland, 23, Algona, stomach injury; andMrs. Joseph E. Traub, West Bend, bruised knees. Miss Reding was the only one hospitalized and she was taken to St. Ann for treatment. She and Norland were hurt in a car-truck collision 3 1/2 miles south of Lotts Creek on a blacktop road at 8:55 a. m. According to the accident report, the Reding vehicle backed out of a farm driveway and was struck by the truck in the rear. The car wound up in the east ditch. The car was a total wreck while the truck sustained an estimated $350 damage, according to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Miss Reding was • charged with backing on the highway. Mrs. Traub was hurt when the Amphicar her husband was driving collided with an auto driven by Robert D. Skilling, 66, Algona, at the intersection of McGregor and Ridgely streets. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $1,250. The mishap occurred at 5;58 p. m. and was investigated by police. The police were also called at 1:40 p. m. when a semi-trailer truck driven by William L. Murray, 35, Ft. Dodge, struck a parked pickup owned by Raymond E. Johnson, 45, Algona, on North Dodge street as the former turned into an alley. Damage to the pickup was estimated at $25. Select A New Manager For Burt Elevator BURT - Ronald Jurgens, Eagle Grove, has been hired by members of the Burt Cooperative Elevator board as manager of the elevator. He will replace J. L. Miller who has resigned that position after serving as manager for the past 23 years. Jurgens will take over his duties Sept. 1. For the past several years, Ron has been field man at the Boone Valley Cooperative at Eagle Grove and served as second man at the Cylinder Cooperative for 9 years prior to going to Eagle Grove, Mr, Jurgens and his wife, Iva, are parents of three children, Albert, 9, Brenda, 6, and Monica, 20 months. The Jurgens will move to Burt when housing is found. Wesley, Fenton Herds Honored Dairy cows from registered Hostein herds of Forrest Rasmussen & Sons, Wesley, and John R. Ruger, Fenton have been listed in an official production testing report from the Holstein- Friesian Ass'n for their production performance. Under the plan, the solids-not- fat portion of milk is being determined and credited to the lactation records of individual cows. Five cows in the Rasmussen herd and three in the Ruger herd rated extremely high in the tests, Select County 4-H Boy And Girl Demo Winners Boys Senior 4-H Winners Senior 4-H demonstration winners, boys division, are shown here. Front row, left to right - Ron Gilbride, Algona, and Mark Reding, Ottosen. Back row, left to right - Dave Walker, Burt, and Allen Struthers, Ottosen. Girls Senior 4-H Winners Senior 4-H demonstration winners, girls division, are; Front, left to right - Sharon Roethler and Cindy Long, Algona; Delores Heldorfer, Bancroft. Back row, left to right - Helen and Kathy Skow, Wesley; Bonita Kiilsholm, Algona; Arlene Heldorfer, Bancroft. Fire Guts Garage At Fenton FENTON - A residential garage wae gutted Monday afternoon in Fenton but firemen put down the flames before they spread to an attached home. The fire occurred shortly alter 2 p.m. at the residence of Donald Hainzlner on the south end of Main Street. Hainzinger said that the cause of the fire is not known. It was discovered almost simultaneously by Mrs, Hainzinger and a neighbor, John Munch, The latter turned in the alarm. When the fire was first noticed, the interior of the garage was in flames, There was no car in the wood frame garage, but some gartii-n tools and a lawn mower wi.-re destroyed. Firemen extinquished the blaze- within a half hour. Seven In Draft Seven men from Kossuth county will leave for draft physicals at Des Moines next Tuesday, August 17. To New Home Mr. andMrs.LesFoxhovenand baby son moved into their new home at 1620 East State Street. Whittemore Lad Injured In Fall At Farm Dean Dahlhauser, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dahlhauser of Whittemore, was taken to Mercy hospital at Ft. Dodge Monday evening for x-rays and observation after he fell from a corn crib at the Dahlhauser farm. The lad suffered facial cuts and possible internal injuries in the fall and was taken to Palo Alto Memorial hospital in Emmetsburg for preliminary treatment. IFYE Program Positions Left For Area Folks County Extension assistant Roger Hiemstra reports there are still a few positions available for the 1966 International Farm Youth Exchange Program. The IFYE program annually exchanges young farm back- grounded people of the United States with those of many other countries for a period of approximately six months. Both men and women between toe ages of 20 and 30 years should contact the county extension office immediately, if they are interested in applying for this program. The Kossuth county 4-H demonstration and creed contests were held this past week. John Johnson, Emmetsburg, Mrs. Clarence Ausenhus, Kensett, and Mrs. Henry Looft, Fenton, were judges. The boys junior winners and their demonstration titles were- Edward Kiilsholm and Dick Leigh, Union Boys with "Put Your Best Foot Forward"; Jerry Besch and Ricky Elbert, Whittemore Boys, "Small Motor Trouble Shooting"; Mike -and Dan Banwart, Garfield Hustlers, "Pin-hole Camera." Boys senior winners were Dave Walker and Ronnie Gilbride, Plum Creek Boys, "Beef Show Feed Boxes"; and Alan Struthers and Mark Reding, Garfield Hustlers, "Beef Showmanship." The girls junior winners were Mary Lou Nitchals and Jean Ann Dodds, Union Alethean, "Let's Go"; Arlene Coady and Marilyn Person, Burt Blue Birds, "Wash and Wax Works Wonders." Intermediate winners were Patty Lewis, Lakota Luckies, "Say It With Flowers"; Pamela Kirseh and Linda Dogotch, Lotts Creek Lassies, "Teener's Haven"; Michelle Thilges and Jean Reding, Riverdale Rustlers n, "Tray With a Future." Senior winners were - Cindy Long and Sharon Roethler, Cresco Chums, "Yesterday's Pleasure"; Bonita Kiilsholm, Union Althean, "BlooifltoGlow"; Helen and Kathy Skow, Wesley Wizards, "It's Yours for Happier Reading Hours"; Arlene Heldorfer, "Mirror, Mirror on. the Wall." Country Girls' Creed winners were - junior, Kathy Reding, Riverdale Rustlers n; intermediate, Patrice Bode, Plum Creek Elite and senior, Helen Skow, Wesley Wizards. These 4-H'ers who will represent the county at district and state demonstration contests: State Fair - Dave Walker and Ronnie Gilbride; Bonita Kiilsholm, and Arlene Heldorfer; Clay County Fair, Helen and Kathy Skow; Dairy Cattle Congress, Cindy Long and Sharon Roethler. Kossuth 4-H livestock judging teams have also been selected. They are as follows: State Fair team - Kenneth Rlchter, Union; Wayne Cordes, Buffalo Boys; Russell Bode, Algona Dairy; Paul Thoreson, Swea-Harrison Boys; Reuben Skow, Wesley Boys. Clay County Fair team - Leland Metzger, Garfield Hustlers; Merlyn Metzger, Garfield Hustlers; Rodney Scuffham, Plum Creek Boys; Jim Blain, Buffalo Boys; Daryl Boehm, Aggressive Lads. Dairy Cattle Congress team Leland Metzger, Garfield Hustlers; Wayne Cordes, Buffalo Boys; Steve Detrick, Whittemore Boys; Matt Clark, Plum Creek Boys and Bob Boleneus, Wesley Boys. These boys were selected from several 4-H boys and girls who participated in county wide workouts. New Manager Larry Peters, 26, has been named new manager of the Farmers Co-op Elevator at Swea City, replacing Russ Parker who resigned. Parker had been manager since 1959. Mr. Peters has been with the company since 1957. He is married and has two children, ages 6 and 4. Mr. Parker's plans are incomplete,

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