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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 19, 1965
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Read it for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1BT9. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1965 16 Pogei VOL. 100 - NO. 62 J5 New fnsfrucfors, Public Schools BY RUSS WALLER * * * Kossuth came In for its share of publicity, along with Ringgold county, as Iowa counties at opposite edges of the state with regard to their feeling about the national Economic Opportunity Act, better known as the Anti-Poverty campaign. * * * The government's yardstick for "poverty" is any family with less than $3,000 a year income. We all know, that there are families earning under $3,000, but not very many of us think that this applies to 33.7 percent of the county families. Where the government arrived at these figures is unclear, but has been attributed to the 1960 census. * * * A quote was also made about the Algona Upper Des Molnes. Reporter Mabry states that "the UDM has taken Gilmour (state OEC chairman) to task for his "idealistic" views that the way to solve the poverty problem is to help all needy persons to become so productive that they don't need welfare aid. * * * The UDM did not take the state chairman to task, but we did say editorially that we believed he was idealistic if he thought that everyone wanted to work. The UDM pointed out that In all history there has always been a segment, small usually, who find it easier to get "aid" then to earn their own keep. * * * People do not feel antagonistic toward less fortunate neighbors. They generally Join In offering help, and they favor sound and sensible efforts to improve the lot and raise the living standard and earning capacity of those less fortunate. But the program such as the so-called Anti-Poverty project leaves many aghast. It has all the aspects of a gigantic giveaway, a monstrous boondoggle at public expense. * * * The present tendency to adopt and appropriate for every giveaway scheme that anyone suggests Is a bit frightening to most people, regardless of what some of our elected officials may think. There are many things In the nation that require the might and power of the federal government to handle - nothing else Is big or powerful enough to do so- but we seem bent on a headlong effort to hand out millions everywhere we can, and for every hair-brained scheme that anyone suggests. * * * We are already reaping, the toll from some of our worldwide and domestic efforts to change ana regulate the course of people's lives by government edict. It might be well to take a second look at what we are doing to ourselves. Alice Condon, retired Algona teacher, boarded a plane in Los Angeles enroute home from a visit and her seat companion was a man who seemed to have been enjoying a good supply of California sun .... after a few preliminary remarks, Miss Condon casually asked him how he felt about the riots then going on in the Watts area of L. A, There was a pause, and then the man said; "1 live there." And he felt very badly about it, * * * Leslie E. Stephens, now 79 and hale and hearty, a retired Algona rural mail carrier now living in Mexico, Mo, dropped in the office the other day. He and his wife had been visiting the Bill GeeringsandMrs.Maude Robinson. Leslie spent 42 years on rural routes, retiring in 1949. He and his wife, natives of the Mexico, Mo. area, decided to return to their earlier home in retirement, * * * Famous Last Line - (Clevelano. Mayor ttaiph ti. Locher); "This is an age where we send rockets to the Moon and stand ankle deep in sewage." RUTH KUYPER With 15 new instructors under contract for the 1965-66 school year, the faculty of the Algona Community School District is now set. A total of 92 teachers, including administrative staff, have been hired. New instructors who will begin duties here when schools open Aug. 30 include: Mrs. Sonja Putnam, Algona, and Mrs. Carole Kneip, West Des Moines, kindergarten; Sharon Rlstau, Elmore, first grade; Mrs. June Krull, Burt, second grade; Emily Nevitt, Dexter, third grade; Mrs. Phyllis George, Stanton, and Mrs. Dixie Ellefson, Algona, fourth grade; and Mrs. Grace Skarpness, Storm Lake, sixth grade. Ruth Kuyper, Pella, art; Steve George, Stanton, vocal and instrumental music; David Lindholm, Livonia, Mich., and Mrs. Carol Ford, Pomeroy, Jr. high English; Carol Wilman, Mason City, homemaking; Allan Kniep, Iowa City, Jr. high social studies and athletics; and Eunice Peters, Ames, elementary vocal music. 92 On Faculty For Algona Schools Now Supt. 0. B. Laing of the Algona Community School District announced plans for the ensuing school year this week. A complete rundown will be found elsewhere in today's issue of the UDM. Basically, there are few changes from past years. 0 f course, school will begin August 30 at 9 a. m. at all levels, kindergarten through twelfth grade, with a full-day session right off the bat. Kindergartens will operate on a morning and afternoon basis as usual. Registration days for students will be tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 20, and Monday, Aug. 23, at the high school gymnasium. Hours are 10 a. m. to 2 p. m, Friday and 1-5 and 7-9 p. m. Monday and textbook fees will be collected, rural buses assigned, new students enrolled, lunch tickets sold (with a five cent increase per day over last year) and insurance fees paid (optional). Textbook fees range from $6 per year for kindergarten, which includes lunch; $5 for grades 1-3; $6 for grades 4-6; and $8 for grades 7-12, while hot lunch prices are $6 per month, grades 1-6, and $7 per month, grades 7-12; $1.50 per week in lower grades and $1/75, 7-12; and 35 cents per day, 1-6, and 40 cents, 7-12. Traffic safety precautions are again stressed, with special school stop signs slated to operate again each school day, 8-9:15 a. m., 11 a. m. to Ip. m., and 3-4:15 p. m. Bicycles cannot be ridden to school by any students below fourth grade level. All parents of school age children are urged to check the entire school announcement ad in this newspaper. Algona Youth A Triple Winner Ron Nelson, son of Mr, and Mrs. Carl S. Nelson of Algona, brought back three gold medals, each representing a first place win, from the A, A. U. swim meet held at Iowa Falls, Sunday. Ron has made an enviable record in swim events this summer. He is a student at Algona high. STEVE GEORGE DAVID LINDHOLM CAROL W1SMAN ALLAN KNIEP Vincent Elbert Funeral Held At Whittemore Memorial Services For Bancroft Youth _ , .. , f .. Hurt In Crash Earle Hanselman, Friday Neor sweaCity Vincent T. Elbert, 68, lifelong resident of Whittemore, died Saturday in Veterans hospital at Des Moines where he had been a patient since Aug. 5. He had been ill for some time. Funeral services for Mr. Elbert were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. In St. Michael's Catholic church, Whittemore, with Rev. Philip Dailey officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Hyink Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Frank, Milferd, Ervin and Gerald Elbert, Melvin Henry and Francis Kollasch. Born at Whittemore Feb. 27, 1897, Vincent T. Elbert was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Elbert. He farmed for many years in that area prior to his retirement three years ago. He never married. He is survived by six brothers and sisters, including, Sylvester Elbert and Mrs. A. D. Buscherfeld, Whittemore; Bernard Elbert, Emmetsburg; Sister Mary Modesta, Daugherty; Urban Elbert, Davenport; and Leo Elbert, Clawson, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers.and sisters. Three In Area Get Degrees At Drake Univ. DES MOINES, IOWA - Dennis R. Waller, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Waller of Algona is among the 402 senior and graduate students scheduled to receive bachelor and master degrees from Drake University. The University's summer commencement exercises will be Friday, August 20, at 8 p.m. in the Drake Fieldhouse. He will receive a B.A. degree in Journalism, with a major in advertising. Pearl C. Glasnapp of Ringsted will receive a BJS. degree in education, and Doris Amundson Sathoff of Titonka will receive a B.S. degree in education with a major in English, Virginia H. Weisbrod of Fenton, bachelor of science in education degree, majoring in social science in the college of education. One Divorce Granted Here; Another Sought One divorce was granted and another petition filed in district court here this week. Palmer Solum, plaintiff, was granted a divorce from Esther Solum, defendant, by Judge G. W. Stillman. The defendant was given custody of two minor children with $25 per month support for each, $50 per month support for herself and attorney's fees. The plaintiff has visitation rights. Alice A. Wagner, plaintiff, seeks a- divorce from Dennis J. Wagner, defendant, in the new matter. They were married at West Bend, Aug. 25, 1959 and have no children. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment. Memorial services were held at sea, August 15, and at the Chapel of the Woods in Norfolk, Va., August 19, for Ensign Earle A. Hanselman, Jr. of LuVerne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earle Hanselman, Sr. Memorial services will be held Friday, Aug. 20, at 2 p. m. at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church In LuVerne. Rev. R. F. Mueller will officiate. Ensign Hanselman was lost at sea when a helicopter crashed over the Mediterranean. He was a co-pllot, operating from the USS Randolph. The young man was born Sept. 26, 1942, at Springfield, Mo., a son of Earle and Alice Hanselman. The family moved to Lu- Verne when Earle was five years old. He was a graduate of LuVerne Community school in 1960, and a leader in his class. He attended Iowa State University at Ames for 2 1/2 years, then went into the naval cadet corps, where he was commissioned an ensign on July 6, 1964. He received his wings as a naval aviator on Oct. 9, 1964. On Dec. 11, 1964, he graduated from the U. S. Naval Justice school. He is survived by his parents, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Nelson of Frost, Minn., a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Hanselman of LuVerne, two brothers, George and David, and one sister, Jane, all at home. The deepest sympathy of the community goes to the Hanselmans. Jos. Meurer, 11 Of Wesley, Succumbs Joseph T. Meurer, 72, school repairman in Wesley, for 42 years, died Monday in the Veterans hospital in Des Moines, where he had been a patient one week. Mr. Meurer was born Jan. 1, 1893, In Whittemore. He was married to Josephine Brass, July 31, 1924, at Fort Dodge. He was a veteran of World War I and was active in the American Legion. Surviving are his widow; a son, James R., LuVerne; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Cheryl) Vogel, Lohrville; two brothers, Nick, Plover; Lucian, Mason City; and three grandchildren. Requiem mass was celebrated at St. Joseph church in Wesley at 10 a. m. Wednesday. Burial was in the Lakeview cemetery. Ask Assignment Of Creditors In Court Action A petition, asking for assignment for benefit of creditors, was filed in behalf of Albert G. and Margaret M. Harms in district court here this week. Mr. and Mrs. Harms state in the petition they are unable to pay their debts and are desirous of disposing of their property for the benefit of creditors. The petition lists 21 creditors, with amounts due them ranging from $100 to $30,000 - and also lists their property, which includes real estate ( a 160 acre farm) and farm machinery and equipment. Under the petition, the property will be assigned to H. J. McNertney, Bancroft, and eventually sold to satisfy creditors. The sale of property will benefit the creditors in proportion to the amount of their respective claims against Mr. and Mrs. Harms. An assignment for benefit of creditors is not to be confused with bankruptcy, an entirely different type of action. Plan Lu Verne celebration for Sat., August 28 LU VERNE-The American Legion Auxiliary Unit met evening of August 2 in the Lu Verne town hall with 16 members present. Hostesses were Mrs. Billy Hardcopf and Mrs. Earl John. Mrs. Owen Curry, new unit president, presided at the routine business. Plans were drawn for a refreshment stand at the American Legion Celebration Saturday, August 28. Auxiliary members will be solicited for food for the stand. 2 Advancements Of Personnel At Burt Bank At the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Burt Savings Bank, Herman Rachut, Jr. who has just returned from a two year mission with the Peace Corps, was advanced from Assistant Cashier to Cashier and G. H. McMullen was advanced to Vice-President, both effective immediately. Herman Rachut, Jr. was on "Leave of Absence" for the past two years and is now again active in the bank. Breakfast For Fly-Ins, Sunday The Kossuth Flying Club and Algona JayCees will be co-hosts, Sunday, Aug. 22, at the annual Flight Breakfast at the Algona Municipal Airport. Serving will start at 6 a. m. Breakfasts are free for fly-ins, and will be 50? for drive-ins. There will also be a new plane display, and prizes for the first pilot from the farthest distance and the oldest and youngest pilot to arrive. Set Dedication Date, New P.O. Saturday, Sept. 11, has been set as the formal dedication and open house for the new Algona post office. Congressman Stanley Greigg of this congressional district, will deliver an address at 1 p. m. to be followed by tours of the building. Refreshments will be served the visitors by the Algona Chamber of Commerce. Free Barbecue Fair Highlight Slated Tonight Conservation Officer For County Named A Bancroft youth, Brian P. Johnson, 16, sustained a gash on his posterior, according to the accident report, when an auto driven by Mary Ann Davis, 23, Swea City, collided with the back of a tractor he was driving 2 1/2 miles north of Swea City on a county blacktop road at 2:20 p.m. Monday. Charges are pending, according to Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson, who investigated. The Johnson boy was treated by an Armstrong doctor and released. Both vehicles were headed south when the mishap occurred. The Davis auto struck the tractor and the latter machine wound up in the west ditch. The tractor was termed a total loss, while damage to the auto was estimated at $75. An auto driven by Cheryl A. Fuhrmann, 20, Livermore, sustained an estimated $50 damage when it collided with a vehicle driven by Esther E. Otto, 19, Rolfe, as the latter backed out from a parking space at the A & W root beer stand here Monday at 12:35 p.m. Police investigated. LuVerne Ready For Opening School, Aug. 30 The LuVerne Community School will be open Monday through Friday, August 18th to 28th, from 9 to 12, and 1 to 3 o'clock for the payment of school fees, Including entry fees and school lunch. Insurance fees will be collected after the opening of school. There will be a meeting of the faculty on August 27th. On Monday, August 30th, the busses will pick up the children at the usual The staff of the LuVerne Community School is as follows: Superintendent - L. B. Shelton, LuVerne; Kindergarten Mrs. Vivian Erickson, Humboldt; Grade 1 through 8, Mrs. Emma Wise, Corwith, Mrs. Pauline Pfeffer, Wesley, Mrs. Helen Daley, LuVerne, Mrs. Virginia Rogert, Bode, Mrs. Nadine Selvig, Bode, Mrs. Beulali Hindman, LuVerne, Mrs. Catherine Schade, Bode, Mrs. Lavon Mai- lory, LuVerne, and Mrs. Margaret Stripling, LuVerne. Home Making - Mrs. Phyllis Watson, Humboldt; English Mrs. Anita Walters, Humboldt; Business Education - Charles Bloom, Algona; Social Studies and Language, Dennis E. Holmes, Steam Boat Rock; Principal & Math, Harold H. Smith, LuVerne; High School Science - to be filled; Instrumental Music- Barbara Sharman, Galesburg, HI.; Vocal Music, Mrs. Sue Heathman, Humboldt; Physical Ed. & Science, Sherman Arends, Lu- Verne; and Coach & Shop Bryce A. Wickett, LuVerne. Custodians are Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cronk. Lunch Cooks are Mrs. Bernadell Harmon and Mrs. Jesse Stripling. Bus Drivers are William Hardcopf, Duane Neal, Elden Oberhelrnan, Mrs. Harold Meyers, William Prior, Kindergarten a.m., Duane Neal, and Kindergarten p.m. William Prior. BILL BASLER Bill Easier, pictured above, is the new state conservation officer for Kossuth County and has now taken over his duties. He is a veteran of 14 years in the conservation service, a native of Calhoun county, and has served 'for the past 10 years in Dickinson County. Mr. Easier and his family have rented the Wallburg house at the junction of highways 18 and 169 Just north of Algona. Mrs. Easier will be moving here shortly. There are three children, two girls and a boy, the eldest married, and the other two attending State College of Iowa at Cedar Falls. For some months Kossuth has been without a conservation officer of its own. The north half has been covered from Emmet county, and the southern half from Palo Alto. Retires, 49 Years With C. & N.W. Lance E. Riebhoff of Burt recently retired as a track foreman on the Iowa Division of the Chicago and North Western Railway Company, ending a career of 49 years with the road. Lance expects to continue to reside in Burt and his future plans include more time for fishing, gardening and visiting with his children. C. O. Riddle Dies The death of C. 0. (Oscar) Riddle, former Algona resident, but living in recent years at West Concord, Minn., was reported this week. Mr. Riddle was a widely known auctioneer in this area some years ago. Funeral services had been set for West Concord. Licenses To Wed Four wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Allan R. Bartels and Audrey R. Gardner, Aug. 11; Charles Mitchell and Marilyn Black, Aug. 12; Orland Steil and Vicki Hansen; and Dennis R. Waller and Mary M. Bradley, Aug. .14. The Kossuth County Fair, which opened Tuesday, had its usual baptism of rain, late Tuesday afternoon, which washed out the evening grandstand program of stock car races. Otherwise, the annual exposition got off to a flying start, with judging underway in all departments yesterday. Highlight of the program for today ^Thursday) will be the big, free barbecue, with servmg to start in the area just south of Floral Hall at 5:30 p. m. and continuing until 7:30 p. m. Following that, Merritt's Circle M. Rodeo will put on the evening grandstand program starting at 8 p. m., with six events scheduled. Friday's wlndup program will feature the annual sale of 4-H baby beef starting at 9 a. m. and the evening program will be a stock car racing event for the Kossutn County Fair Championship, starting at 8 p.m., barring another downpour of rain. There has been slightly over an inch of rain in the Algona area in the past several days. The week's weather follows: DATE HI LO R Aug. 11 88 57 Aug. 12 94 63 Aug. 13 97 66 Aug. 14 93 58 Aug.15 84 56 Aug. 16 87 62 Aug. 17 93 62 .62 Aug. 18 -- 62 .41 Attendance Tuesday failed to live up to expectations, due to heavy rain that practically closed the place in the evening, cancelling the scheduled stock car race program. Total attendance at the main gate was 3,223, about 1,000 under predictions. Of the total, about 1,000 4-H youngsters attended on passes. William Bleich Of Burt Dies; Rites Friday William E. Bleich, 92, former long-time resident of the Burt- Plum Creek area, died Monday night in the Lutheran Nursing Home at Perry where he had lived the past two years. Funeral services for Mr. Bleich will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in St. John's Lutheran church, Burt, with burial following at the Burt township cemetery. McCiUlough Funeral Chapel is In charge of arrangements. William E. Bleich, son of William E. and Ernestine Horn Bleich, was born in Wisconsin Nov. 13, 1872 and was married to Martha Bohn in Plum Creek township. He lived in the Burt- Plum Creek vicinity for 55 years and farmed prior to retirement. Mrs. Bleich preceded him in death. He is survived by a son, Albert, Burt; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. To Close Early The offices of the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. will be closed at 10 a.m. for the balance of the day on this coming Saturday, Aug. 21, because of a wedding in the family. Minor Fire Algona firemen were called to a farm owned by Dr. D. J. Shey, Algona, when a tractor owned by the tenant farmer, Dean Dodds, caught fire about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. A fuel line leaked gasoline which was ignited. Damage to the vehicle was slight. 42 Exhibit Gladioli At Algona — Forty-two exhibitors showed more than 500 gladioli entries Saturday and Sunday during the 42nd annual Iowa State Gladioli Show held in Algona. In addition to the show, the association elected new officers and planned the next state show to be held the first week In August, 1966, In Sioux City, Iowa. Ralph Hurlbut of Sioux City was elected president of the association. Other newly elected officers included Edwin Polka of Tama. Iowa, vice president; Gene Kobbert, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, secretary-treasurer; Mrs, Ray Dlrksen of Sibley, Iowa, Mrs. fc'rvln Morey of West Bend, Iowa, and Frank Flygare of UunneM. Minn,, npw members of the board of governors.

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