The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 2, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 2, 1965
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Read if for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES Use 1} for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER * * * Even bicycle riding without the presence or dangers of automobiles can have its casualties .... a couple of youngsters, Monday evening, with the aid of downhill speed on East Oak Street, happened to hook wheels . . . each required a multiple number of scalp stitches in the patching up process, one getting 14 of them. * * * Our Mail Bag contained an invitation from the Graettinger Business Men's Ass'n to come over and participate on Labor Day, Sept, 6, in their annual celebration .... there will be a Conservation Queen Contest, and Kossuth County has two entries .... Linda Hoeppner of Lakota, and Anne Penton of Algona. * * * Memo to an Owatonna, Minn, subscriber, who writes "Please don't staple the envelope that contains the papers!" We'd like to oblige, but the Postoffice says we MUST, staple them into the sacks. * * * And now that we have another new Postmaster General, it will be interesting to see what, if any, newer innovations develop .... seems as though with each change in Postmaster Generals we have a new set of Madison Avenue ideas .... although, come to think of it, Mr. Gronouskl was from Milwaukee .... anyway, we wish him luck in Poland! * * * We'll probably get used to it, but for a while, station- WHO radio without Jack Shelley on the news will not be quite the same. * * * We have an ex-resident and subscriber, living out in Phoenix now, who had an annual bet with us in which he took the Yanks against the field in the American League .... wonder if he still considers it a bet this year? Not having heard anything about it, maybe he forgot about it? * * * If all the rumors we hear are correct, it sounds as though the re might be a considerable change and upheaval in local business circles in the coming months .... some out, some in, some bigger, etc. etc. etc. * * * WORLD NOTE: In 1961, Lyndon Johnson, then VP, asked a camel driver in India to visit the U.S. and he did. Later, driver Bashir Ahmed received as a gift a pickup truck from the Ford Motor Co. Now, it develops, Bashir Ahmed has learned some of the ways of the wily American .... he is now renting the same truck to the American Embassy in Karachi for $178 a month, a princely sum in India (U.S. bucks), and actually has to do no work, with camels or otherwise, Bashir in connection with the flow of cash, comments that the U.S. is "like an ocean." Not like ordinary streams, which can • go dry I * * * We are pleased to note that the government has canceled an order for office furniture for South Viet government offices, which included 18 chairs at $288 each ,.. .to be paid for with U.S. funds, of course . , ,, * * * Total enrollment kindergarten through seniors in high school in . the Algona public schools, opening day, was 1657 students, compared to 1672 one year ago .... there are 92 members on the teaching staff , , . , Qarrigan's first day of classes was Wednesday of this week, Sept. 1, * * * This Economic Opportunity program is either going to be one of the greatest humanitarian efforts in history or one of the nation's worst boondoggles. * # * Question of the Week r How do they itch in those space suits? ®es jWoines ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ,-s crrond class matter at the nostoffirc at Aleonn Iowa, Nov. 1. |U32. under Act of Consrcss of March 3. 187!>' AlGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1965 14 PAGES SECTIONS VOl. 100 - NO. 66 Vote To Ask 4County Survey Fund Home Painting Of Sioux Incident Exhibited Kossuth Unit Gives O.K. Woman Badly Burned By Cooker Spray An Irvington-St. Joe area farm lady, Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas, suffered first and second degree burns on an area extending from under her nose to. her chest, with some spots on her arms also burned, when steam from a cooker sprayed on her at the Kohlhaas farm home northeast of St. Joe at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Kohlhaas was first rushed to the office of Dr. M. G. Bourne here, treated, then taken to St. Ann hospital where she is expected to be a patient for at least three days. It was fortunate the steam did not strike her eyes, according to the doctor. Mrs. Kohlhaas and her daughter, Marion, were blanching corn for the freezer when the mishap occurred. The daughter had been doing the work earlier, but Mrs. Kohlhaas took over and somehow the lid on the cooker they were using became too tight. When the time to take the corn out of the cooker arrived, Mrs. Kohlhaas went to the stove and was sprayed by the steam. The daughter and Mr. Kohlhaas were present when the accident occurred, A student, traveling through this area with a companion on motorbikes on the way to Minnesota where they expected to do some fishing, was burned about the face and ears at Call State Park, also Monday. The young man, whose last name was Thoma, and hailing from Missouri, put some gasoline out of one of the bikes on firewood, then attempted to light it. The resulting flash explosion burned him. He was treated by Dr. Bourne and released, Wesleyan At A Bomber Reunion WESLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Mark Studer, Lavon, Louisa and Mark returned August 23 from a weeks trip to the east coast. They attended the reunion of his World War n Bomb Squadron group at Marriot Maotor Motel at Philadelphia, Penn, for 3 days. They spent a day at the World's Fair and saw many interesting sights as they were lucky to have passes. Enro^ute horn* they were Sunday overnight quests of the John Welters in Dubuque, i i -('•;•' i won;; v\w DOWN CMIY IN THE MOVUIN'., AUI- DOING SO, FOUND II 1 !" iNIV;N"-. IVtKL HH'OKT Mr. i'.i r. •,'? N sioux, EAC h ,wMf• h IVIHI A nonHi.1; BAR i i i ,h')KiUN, ALSO FOMAilAvWv. ANi> KNIFE T/if.Y HAD Hit M('list iiiiCNii) INSIDE: OUT. AS i CAME FROM BI-.IIINDTHE DOOR A hi-:. YMING INDIAN NOTICED A HYO rH.SHE.I. BAG OF CORN Mivti. MI; si/iRff-.n roDRAG rr ro nir DOOR i mot on T/IE flMI. HADCOMF f'0 TAKE A HANI). If IVL INTENDED TO RESIST Al All. SO I SPRANG ANDTOcKIIOmor HIE SACK,TELLING HIM 10 .VIOf,' BUI Wllii A DEHANT i.KUNT HE JFRKCn/I'OUT OF MY HAND. AT THIS I -SEIZED 0€ BAG Wl IH MY LEFT HAND AND WITH MY RIGHT CAUGHT HIM UNDER THE CH/N, MDKNOCK- ED HIM VIOLENTLY OUTTHE'DOCk "- -Atubrmr. (a/I, fn>,,> of tj t C.QLUily, PP One of the most interesting exhibits at the Kossuth County Fair was that at the booth of the Kossuth Historical Society, a large painting, as yet unfinished, done by Gary Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kelley. The painting is pictured above. Gary attended Algona high school and has had two years at State College of Iowa. He expects to return to Cedar Falls this fall as an art major. The painting was of the "Maxwell Cabin Incident", and portrayed the intrusion of Indians of the Maxwell family. Graphically done, the portrait pictures the five Indians, along with the mother and two men, including Ambrose Call, and two small children, a boy and a girl. Along with the painting was printed the description of the event written by Ambrose Call, taken from the history of Kossuth County, pages 252 and 253. "I promised Maxwell I would come down early in the morning, and doing so, found the Indians were before me. There were eleven Sioux, each armed with a double-barreled shotgun, also tomahawks and knife. They had the house turned inside out. As I came from behind the door a big young Indian noticed a two-bushel bag of corn meal and started to drag it to the door. I thought the time had come to take a hand, if we intended to resist at all, so I sprang and took hold of the sack, telling him to stop, but with a defiant grunt he jerked it out of my hand. At this I seized the bag with my left hand and with my right caught him under the chin, and knocked him violently out the door." The Maxwell cabin was located approximately two miles southeast of town. According to local historians, had it not been for the action taken by Ambrose Call depicted in this painting, our settlement may have been subjected to the same fate as was the Spirit Lake settlement two years later. It is interesting to note that the Indians involved in this incident were the same band of Chief Inkpaduta's Sioux who committed the Spirit Lake Masacre of 1857." The county historical society plans to purchase the painting when it is finished, Universal Mfg. Offers Dealers 50-50 Ad Plan Nearly 500 newspapers including most of those in Iowa, the eastern two-thirds of Nebraska, a portion of South Dakota, and the northwest sector of Illinois, received a prepared advertising campaign for the months of September and October from Universal Manufacturing Co. of Algona, for use by Ford dealers. The ads and the necessary material were prepared for Universal by the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. This is the third year that Universal , authorized Ford motor and parts remanufacturer, has sponsored the advertising program, which Universal cooperates in by paying 50% of the ad cost. The ads feature remanufactured motors and all motor and operating parts processed in Algona by Universal, which covers the areas mentioned with its own sales and service staff. Earl Lierley is president and manager of the plant here, I. G. (Pudge) Miller is assistant manager, and Jim Boudewyns is sales manager. Seven Persons Pay A Decorah man, Robert J. Hutchison, was fined $25, intoxication; while Oscar Homer, Jr., Algona, was sentenced to 10 days in jail as a result of two charges, speeding and driving without a license. Mayor's Fines Fined for speeding were William Tripp, Algona, $10; Ivan Tietz, Whittemore, $20; Nicholas J. Geesman, Bancroft, $20; and William A. Hall, Algona, $15. Del Rae Kemna, Algona, was fined $5 for a stop sign violation. Next Monday A National Holiday With next Monday, Sept. 6, being Labor Day, a national holiday, Algona business places will be closed all day as has been their custom for the past 15 years. Postal service will operate on the usual holiday schedule. There will be no issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines for Tuesday, Sept. 7, because of the holiday. Jewel Larsen Rites To Be Held Today Jewel M. Larsen, 70, lifelong resident of the Plum Creek area, died in the hospital at Britt Monday night. He had been hospitalized there for two weeks. Funeral services for Mr. Larsen will be held at 3 p. m. today (Thursday) in the Congregational church here, with Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. Burial willbeatRiverviewceme- tery and McCullougli Funeral Chapel is in charge. Jewel Marion Larsen, son of James and Hansina Hansen Larsen, was born in Plum Creek township Dec. 18, 1894, and resided there all his life. He was married to Bertha Miller Dec. 28, 1921 at Algona and they farmed northeast of Algona at the present time. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen. Besides his wife, survivors include five children, Ruth (Mrs. D wight Frambach), Algona; Donald, Burt; Marlin, Fenton; Eugene, Bronx, N. Y.; and Verle, Gardena, Cal.; 19 grandchildren; and four brothers and sisters, Lawrence, Britt; Nellie (Mrs. Earl Marston), Burlington; James, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; and Marie (Mrs. Glenn Fraser), Jackson, Mich. New Officers Titonka - New officers elected for the coming year by the Chamber of Commerce are N.B. Meier, president, Edward Ho\ken, vice president, and Arthur Dietrich, secretary. Martha Meyer Of LuVerne, 61, Succumbs Mrs. Ferdinand Meyer, 61, of LuVerne died early Monday morning at the Maple Leaf Rest Rome, Burt, where she had resided about five years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at Zion Lutheran church, LuVerne, with the Rev. R. T. Mueller officiating. Burial was in the LuVerne cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home, LuVerne, in charge. Pallbearers were Albert Schneider, Ed Behnkendorf, Lee Wittemeier, Gail Wolf, Junior Hardcopf and Henry Pergande. The former Martha Tietz, Mrs. Meyer was born in Lotts Creek township and married Ferdinand Meyer in 1948 at LuVerne. She is survived by her husband; three brothers and one sister, Arthur Tietz of Lakota, Norbert and Ferdinand Tietz of Des Moines and Mrs. John Gifford of Burt. 3 Candidates File For School Board Posts With the deadline for filing slated tomorrow noon (Friday), petitions have been filed lor three candidates who will seek election to the Algona Community School District's board of education. At present, one new candidate, Dr. Julius Wiukel, well-known Algona veterinarian, and incumbents Russ Medin, Whitte- niore, and Jack Limbaugh, Algona, will go on the ballot. Two ol the three, the two with the largest number of votes, will be elected when voters in the distrct go to the polls Monday, Sept. 13. According to Vaughn Rising, school district secretary, all mimes filed for the posts by petition liufore the deadline tomorrow are eligible The ti'ims of Medin and Lirn- liaugli are the onh ones being terminated To Request For $45,240 With some reticence, the county committee selected several weeks ago to represent Kossuth County, voted Tuesday night to endorse a four-county project to conduct a survey of Pocahontas, Palo Alto, Emmet and Kossuth counties in conjunction with the Federal Economic Opportunity program, more familiarly termed the Anti-Poverty program. The meeting was held at the courthouse here. The oilier three counties had previously endorsed the survey project, which calls for a request of Federal funds to finance the six months program, totaling $45,240. At a recent meeting, the four counties adopted the name for the four-county unit in the program of Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. This should not be confused with the name of this newspaper. The term "Upper Des Moines" was adopted be r cause the east and west forks of the Des Moines river touch all four counties. One hundred years ago this newspaper's name was adopted for a similar reason. The local meeting, sparsely attended, was presided over by Rev. Newton Coughenour, assisted by Harry Naffziger of Lu- Verne and Gary McDonald, Kossuth supervisor. John Mackey of Sioux City, representing the state office of the Economic Opportunity program, was present and answered numerous questions. He said Kossuth was in no way forced to enter the program, and could drop out later if it so chose. Under the $45,240 budget proposed for six months the following would happen, if the fund is federally approved. 1. An office would be located In Emmetsburg, in space already donated. 2. A program director would be hired at approximately $1,000 a month, probably someone with an M. A. degree in sociology; two assistant directors would be hired at approximately $600 per month; one professional secretary would be hired at about $350 a month; two clerk-typists would be hired at about $250 a month. 3. The necessary office equipment would be obtained, and 25 survey aides would be employed at $1.25 an hour to conduct the four-county survey. Just what type of questions and where the survey would take place was not too clear. No sample questions were available, but Mr. Mackey indicated the survey would not intrude on families or areas where there were no evidences of poverty. This would considerably reduce the survey area. Also Included in the budget were provisions for hiring a C. P. A. at $100 a day for five days, legal advice at $100 a day for five days, and a "research consultant" at $50 per day for four days with $60 per diem. Functions of these people are not too clear at the moment. From the standpoint of "economic opportunity", the group present felt that the salaries budgeted would be excellent for at least the few connected with the salaried area organization. However, as Mr. Mackey pointed out, the projects thus far developed In other state areas mostly did not concern poverty as much as they did federally-subsidized programs along educational and training lines for persons otherwise unable to get such help. In the general discussion preceding the final vote to join in the pilot project, some interesting comments were made. A. M. Quintard, county superintendent of schools, said he thought the question was "Do we have poverty ?" Charles Plathe, Kossuth supervisor, said "too many people don't want to work; they would rather go on relief or collect unemployment insurance." Gary McDonald, county supervisor, said "the ADC program is the most abused program in the state." All were referring to other well-intentioned efforts to help in state and federal projects. The four-man representation from Kossuth county in Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. consists of Rev. Coughenour, Mr. Naffziger, Mr. McDonald and Richard Brown of Algona. The latter was not present at the Tuesday meeting. Rev. Paul Hanson moved that Kossuth continue in the project for the survey period, seconded by Cecil Thoreson. Testimonial Dinner To Honor Casey Loss Casey Loss of Algona, recently •retired State Representative from Kossuth County, will be honored at a dinner in his honor at Garrigan High School at 6:30 p. rn. Monday, September 13th. Plans for the dinner were announced at a Democratic Central Committee meeting held Monday night at the Algona Hotel. Mr, Loss, who retired at the conclusion of the recent legislative session so that he could accept an appointment to the State Board of Regents, was a popular sheriff of Kossuth County for many years prior to his election to the General Assembly. Paul Franzenberg, Treasurer of Iowa, will be the main speaker at the dinner. Mr. Franzenberg was formerly a member of the Iowa Development Commission, a post which he left in order to run for State Treasurer. Mrs. Franzenberg svill accompany her husband to the dinner. Mr. Franzenberg was very well received when he spoke at the Northwest Iowa Mayor's Meeting in Algona last June. The roast beef dinner will be catered by the L'Trio Catering Service of Sheldon, Iowa, the same company that provided the food at last year's dinner which was attended by over -100 people. Tickets to the dinner cost $5.00' per person and can be purchased from any Democratic committee- man or committeewoman. There will be no sale of tickets at the door because reservations for a specific number of dinners must be made with the caterer In other business at the meeting, Roland Bode was elected committeeman for Plum Creek Township, Phil Pfeffer for Algona 2nd Ward, and Mrs. Mary Kahler was elected committeewoman for Burt Township, Get Wedding Licenses Here Aug. 25 - Bernard Becker and Linda Schoby. Aug. 27 - Kenneth Fritz and Jane Blome; and Arthur H. Becker and Katharine J. Myers. Aug. 28 - Roger E. Hayungs and Mary J. Arndorfer; and Duane E. Greene and Darlene H. Goetsch. Aug. 30 - David Barie and Joan Jergens. Aug. 31 - Joseph L. Smith and Nancy A. Carman. Divorce Granted A divorce was granted to Marilyn D. Knester from Allan F. Kuester in district court here this week by Judge G. W. Stillman. A stipulation was also made part of the decree. The plaintiff waived alimony, got custody of three minor children and $100 per month support tor each of the children.

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