The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 9, 1965 · Page 1
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Read It fat more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use It for more BUSINESS Slgona BY RUSS WALLER A couple of Algona baseball fans, before the Sunday game between the White Sox and Twins, managed to get down close to the field and talk to several White Sox players . , , said one Sox outfielder: "You Twin fanr can trade in your series tickets for bubble gum, anytime." * * * Our last week's memo to the Yankee fan in Phoenix brought results ... a long distance telephone call acknowledging a bet for this year, but accusing us of not paying off for last year ... the boy has a poor memory I * * * Our military research department thinks that maybe as soon as India and Pakistan run out of the military eo^iipment and money that we have given both countries in the past 15 years, the fighting might stop ... he also feels that if only men over 40 had to fight . all the wars, there would be no war. * * * John Kain, Art Olsen and Francis McMahon, the latter two representing Sexton, are heading north lor fishing. The story is that McMahon is going because he is the only person in North America who can turn out square pancakes. * * it- One of our area teachers attended summer school inMankato State, and part of the course was a field trip to Minneapolis to visit several big stores and plants. In the course of events they were to have lunch downtown, and most of them stopped in at a place called the Running Fox, across from the Radisson Hotel. They found out that there was a lingerie style show going on downstairs, in a room called The Fox's Den . . . reports were that the field trip members were late getting to a class appointment at Daytons. * * * There was some indignation in several places by local business men who received a form letter from the county GOP giving a schedule of coming events, including a state dinner meeting , in Des Molnes with the suggestion - "the ladies might like to organize a SHOPPING TRIP as well as taking in the meeting." A slight psychological slipup there 1 * * * Mrs. Harry Skogstrom spent five weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Tom Kinsey, at Huntington Beach, Calif, in expectancy of a new arrival in the Kinsey family. But the stork kept flying by, So Mrs. Skogstrom decided to come back to Algona. You guessed it. The day after she left the stork stopped and left a seven-pound boy. Mrs. Kinsey is the former Darlene Skogstrom, * * * We note wnere Kail way c-xpress has received an 0, K, to stop service to Lakota and Swea City, among other towns in northern Iowa , , , won't make much difference if they can get United Parcel Service delivery . , , that UPS delivery is catching on fast; a privately operated enterprise that makes parcel post, express, and ordinary freight look like a tortoise and hare race, * * * John Oakland, son of Mr, and Mrs. A, B, Oakland of Algona, home after 24 months in Nigeria in the Peace Corps ,,, and left this week for eastern interviews; he holds a degree in engineering from ISU, * * * There's one thing about this Economic Opportunity program , , . after studying the proposed salary schedules for lust the aoministrative and office staffs, it's real Economic Opportunity for some, anyway . . . and boy, will they have to work hard to think up things to do! * * * famous Last Line - One more, then cut us off. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered M aecond cl«M matter at the postofflce a][Alton;. Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Confrew of March S. 1B79. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1963 18 Page* - 2 Section* VOL. 100 - NO. 67 To Dedicate Algona P.O. Saturday School District Shakeups Faced By Areas In Both North & South In County G. 0. McFarland Services Held Sept. 7, Burf BURT - A retired Burt area farmer, George 0. (Ott) McFarland, 82, died at 11:10 a.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Riedel, in Algona. He had been ailing for several months and suffered a heart attack. He was born Jan. 31, 1883 at York, Neb. As a small boy he came with his parents to a farm near Webster City, Iowa. On Jan. 20, 1915, he married Ada Blanche McFarland at Webster City. She preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 1960. The couple farmed all their married life in the Burt area and retired to town in 1948. Survivors are two sons, Harley D. and Darrell of Burt, two daughters, Mrs. Riedel and Mrs. Cecil Long, of Algona. Three brothers and four sisters survive including Mrs. Mathilda McFarland and Mrs. Ellen Newton, both of Swea City, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He served the Burt Methodist church as a trustee and steward. Family services were held there at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with public services at 2p.m. with Rev. Merlin C. Davies officiating. Burial was in the Burt Township cemetery with Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft in charge. Pallbearers were Fred Davis, Glenn Teeter, S.R. Parsons, G. H. McMullen, Dean Andrews, W. P. Hawcott. Burt Youth, Hurt July 1, Is Improved BURT - Joel Chipman, 17 year old son of the Lawrence Chipman's, who was critically injured in a grinding head-on crash near Blue Earth, July 1, was transferee! by ambulance to the Turner Nursing home, Armstrong, Monday. Joel, who had .been hospitalized at University hospital, Iowa City, had been in a coma since the accident, During the past 10 days he has gradually Improved and gained consciousness, His brother John and sisters Cindy and Linda, saw him Monday night for the first time since the accident, Joel is now receiving therapy at Turners. Seven Couples Get Wedding Licenses Here Sept. 1 - Donald Miller and Irene Pehrson. Sept, 2 - Richard G. Olson and Carol A, Franks, Sept. 3 - William L, Blake and Elizabeth A, Murphy; Michael R. Baker and Sally M, Prior; Robert Childs and Hazel Thompson; and Daniel P, Gidley and Diane Reding. Sept, 7 - Douglas K, Jergenson and Janice S. Robinson, Hoi Heart Surgery WHTTTEMORE - Vic Perkins, president of the Whittemore bank, submitted to heart surgery at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Mian, Friday morning, Algona's new post office will be dedicated here at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, Postmaster W.W. Sullivan announced today. The new facility, located at 112 North Minnesota St., is part of the Post Office Department's lease construction program, the local postmaster explained. Under this program, investment financing is used to obtain needed facilities which remain under private ownership, pay local taxes to this community, and are leased to the Federal Government. Meanwhile, for the local postal dedication, the Postmaster announced that the following are among the guests expected to attend: Stanley L. Greigg, Sixth District Congressman; John E. Tapscott, Assistant to Regional Post Office Director; and Postmasters from surrounding area towns. The Post Office at Algona, Iowa was established in 1856, J.W. Moore commissioned postmaster. Amos Collins, H. F. Watson, Lewis H. Smith, J.W. Warren, Col. R. H. Spencer followed. T.H, Lantry was appointed postmaster during the first Cleveland administration and the post office was located in the Galbraith building now occupied by the J. C. Penney Store. During the Harrison administration in 1886, Milton Starr, former Algona editor, was postmaster and the office was located where the Iowa Liquor Store now stands. During the second Cleveland administration, in 1892; J. W. Hinchon was postmaster and the location was in the Helse Building. In the year of 1904, during the McKinley administration, Harvey Ingham, early editor of the Upper Des Molnes, was postmaster with the office located in the Purvis Building now occupied by the Coast to Coast Store Annex. During the Theodore Roosevelt administration in 1908, Gus Peek was postmaster and during his appointment Civil Service was established, also carrier service was established for Algona. M. P. Weaver was postmaster during the Taft administration and the offices was moved to the room now occupied by Davis Paint Store. In 1916, during the Wilson administration, I.M. Finnell, editor of the old Algona Courier, was appointed, During the Harding, Coolidge and Hoover administrations Sid J, Backus, another former Upper Des Moines publisher, was postmaster and in May iV2U the office was moved to the Security State Bank building, J, A, McDonald was appointed during the administration of Franklin D, Roosevelt and ser- veu ou« year before his aeaih, His successor was W.W, Sullivan who is now in office, The office was moved to the Federal Building on September 1, 1937 and to the present location on May 1, 1969, Burt Mother And Baby Hurt A mother and her six month old daughter of Burt were treated Thursday for minor injuries sustained in a one-car mishap about three miles south of./ritouka, Mrs. Nola Marie HasseorooK, 18, was distracted by her baby in the car while driving west of Titonka on a county blacktop, Her car ran off the road and hit a driveway of a farm owned by Rollo Moore. Three Slightly Hurt, Mishaps Three persons sustained injuries in a rash of five mishaps around the county during the Labor Day weekend. Fortunately, none of the injuries were serious. Hurt were Mrs. Willard Fett, 39, LuVerne, bruised right side and back; and Lillian Vander- Ploeg, 40, and her daughter, Cheryl, 3 1/2, both of Kanawha, cuts and bumps on the head. All were treated by doctors and released. Mrs. Fett was hurt when a gravel truck driven by Milo H. Patterson, 68, LuVerne». collided with an auto driven by John C.H. Lynch, 25, Sherwood, Ore., 1 1/2 miles east ; *of LuVerne on a blacktop road at 7:50 a.m. Sunday. Damage to the Lynch auto was estimated to be $350, while slight damage resulted to the truck. Patterson was charged with fail- Ing to yield the right-of-way by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. The VanderPloegs were hurt when a car driven by Clarence VanderPloeg, 40, collided with the rear of a skidding car driven by Maida Wichern, Des Moines, 6 1/2 miles east of Algona on highway 18 at 10:45 a.m. The Wichern auto skidded to avoid a third car and damage to the two autos was estimated at $400$500 each. Robert D. Bute, 18, Jackson, Minn., was charged with failing to have control when his car slammed into abridge on a county road south of Lakota. Luckily, Bute and several passengers escaped injury in the crash, which resulted in an estimated $400 damage to the auto, according to Sheriff Ralph Llndhorst. Barbara Medin, 16, Whittemore, was uninjured when the station wagon she was driving overturned at 6:30 a.m. Saturday on McGregor road at the west edge of Algona. Damage to the car was estimated at $700, according to Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson. The vehicle landed on its top after the driver lost control on the wet-slippery blacktop. Friday evening, a car driven by Eileen Harms, 16, West Bend, struck a 500-pound steer near the Simpson farm six miles west of Algona, inflicting an estimated $300 damage to the auto. The steer was not seriously injured Deputy Sheriff Wood investigated. Starlite Drive-ln To Close After Sunday Shows The Starlite Drive-In Theatre will close for the season after the Sunday night show, Sept. 12 with the two features advertised on the amusement page. But the showings after Sunday and originally slated through Tuesday, are cancelled, Manager Ray Langfitt announces. The closing decision after Sunday was made too late to correct the ad. The management extends its thanks for the fine summer patronage at the Starlite. 4 Algona Girls To Share 300 Scholarships Four Algona girls were among 300 lowan high school graduates to share in scholarships totaling $139,556 announced last Friday under a new state program, adopted by the last legislature. The scholarships total from $167 to $800, to be applied only toward tuition and fees, Two other Kossuth area students also were recipients of awards, Receiving scholarships were the following; Algona * Gayle Ann Phillips, Maureen Rae O'Brien, Lois Jean Hunt and. Pamela Sue Hopkins. John Gilbert DeBoer of Ledyard and Milton Ray Butzke of Whittemore, were similarly honored. Clou Reunion 8 Twp. Areas Must Join High School, April '66 OTTOSEN - The class Ottosen high school, held its first reunion at Charlie's Supper Club in Algona, Saturday, then gathered at the Allan Watnem home. Only one member of the class was unable to be present. Almost Three Inches Rain, And Cold, Too Rain dampened the spirits of most residents in this area during the Labor Day weekend - and continued to do so this week as Wednesday morning marked the seventh cloudy day in a row. During the seven day period, a total of 2,85 laches of rain was registered at the official weather station, KLGA, here and it was raining hard shortly before our press time Wednesday. The Wednesday rainfall was not included in the total for the week. Meanwhile, cold air moved in as the high temperature reading ranged from 82 degrees down to 62 and lows from 72 to 38 (and that's only six degrees above freezing). The rain was expected to move out of the area Wednesday - but most persons were waiting to see it before they believed it, Here are the week's readings: H L R Sept. 2 80 45 Sept, 3 82 52 Sept, 4 75 72 ,16 Sept. 5 62 39 1.12 Sept. 6 72 38 1,45 Sept. 7 62 55 .12 Sept. 8 - 52 Minor Crash A 2-car crash on highway iw, one-fourth mile east of Lakota, resulted in $550 damage to vehicles driven by Steven L. Roberts, 18, Swea City, andMrs. Maurice E, Ketchum, Phoenix, Ariz. The Ketchum auto turned in front of the other car and was struck from the rear. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated. School reorganization in Kossuth county is again in the forefront of community problems. A meeting of the boards of education from the school districts of Sentral, Burt, Titonka, Algona, Prairie rural, Whittemore rural, Riverdale rural, Sherman rural, LuVerne and Lotts Creek rural was slated to be held in the courthguse in Algona, Wednesday evening, Sept. 8, at 8 p. m. Problems of reorganization resulting from legislation enacted by the 61st legislature, were to be discussed. A. M. Quintard, county superintendent of schools, called the meeting. In the meantime, petitions proposing reorganization of four community school districts in North Kossuth county were already being circulated. The proposed merger would unite Greenwood independent, Ramsey independent and the Bancroft independent districts with the Ledyard independent school district. The merger, if finally approved, would have a considerable bearing on future education and transportation of pupils in the areas. Ledyard has been one of the smaller county school districts in enrollment. The new law requires individual school districts without a high school to attach themselves to one that does before April 1, 1966. Signatures of 20 percent of the eligible voters in each district are required before the petition can be presented to the County Board of Education. Within 10 days after the filing of such a petition, the county school superintendent must fix a time, place and date for a hearing and objections, if any. There are also areas in southern Kossuth county not at present in a high school district, and the meeting set for Wednesday night was to approach a solution to this problem. South Kossuth districts not in a high school district would presumably attach themselves to Algona, LuVerne, Sentral or possibly West Bend or Twin Rivers, as they might select. Areas in south Kossuth not presently attached to a high school district are in Lotts Creek, Whittemore, Riverdale, Prairie and Sherman townships. The entire matter is of great concern to residents of the areas concerned, not only from an educational standpoint, but because of a change in the tax structure base which would follow any new alignments in school districts, Pigeon Show Here The Iowa State Pigeon Ass'n will hold a Young Bird Show in the former Norton Machine building in Algona, Sept. 12, Sunday, from 9 a, m. to 3 p. m. Visitors are welcome. There is no admission. Entries have been received from So, Dakota and Minnesota as well as Iowa, Horn* From Overceai Kenneth Kluger, Swea City, and his wife, a German girl, are visiting in Swea City with his parents, Mr, and Mrs, Curtis Kluger. It is his first visit home in 15 years. Kenneth left military service while overseas and took a U. S. civil service position, later marrying. On State Pane! Mrs. Hazel Parrott, Algona, chief clerk of the Kossuth ASCS County office, was named as a participant in the 1965 ASCS State Conference Administrative Workshop panel. She was on the state panel Sept. 8. The State ASCS Conference is being held in Des Moines, Sept, 7, 8 and 9. 3-Way Contest In School Election Here On Monday A three-way contest for two positions on the Algona school board will go before the voters of the Algona Community School District, next Monday, Sept. 13. The two positions to be filled are for three-year terms. Voting will take place in Algona high school, and the Town Hall at Whittemore, with polls open from noon to 7 p. m. All voters living within the Algona Community School District can vote. Some have thought that the only persons who could vote had to live in Algona. Eligible voters are all those within the school district, both town and rural. Candidates are Jack Limbaugh and Dr. Julius Winkel of Algona, and Russell Medin of Whittemore. Limbaugh and Medin are incumbents. Winkel is a retired Algona veterinarian, and a graduate of Iowa State and Algona high. Limbaugh owns Jack's Tire Service and Medin is manager of the Consolidated Co-op Creamery at Whittemore. Visitors From Iceland At Algona Wedding Reception It isn't often that guests from Iceland attend a local wedding reception, but such was the case last Saturday at the reception here following the marriage of Joan Jergens and David Barry. The reception, following the ceremony at St. Cecelia's Catholic church, was held at the Moose Hall here, and among the guests were Siguridur and Bjorn Steindorsson of Reykjavik, Iceland. The Icelandic couple are parents of Mrs. Robert Kollasch now of Clear Lake. Robert is a native of Algona who met his wife while on duty in the Navy in Iceland, from 1960 until 1963, The parents came to the United States to visit their daughter, when the Kollasches came to Algona to attend the wedding, Mrs. Kollauch's parents also took.in the reception. They were also supper guests, Saturday evening, of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sorlie, before returning to Clear Lake. The Steindorssons are on a six weeks vacation in the States. Mr. Steindorsson is a car dealer, handling Chrysler and Mercedes automobiles. Strangely enough, despite the general idea of Iceland that may prevail, they said the weather is moderate, and a zero temperature is considered very cold. They had not seen their daughter since December, 1962. Testimonial Dinner Plans are being completed for the testimonial dinner honoring State Representative Casey Loss of Kossuth county, to be held Monday evening, Sept. 13, at Garrigan High, starting at 6:30 p. m. State Treasurer Paul Franzenberg will be the guest speaker. Arrangements are in charge of Joe Straub, county Democratic party chairman. Mr, Loss has been named to the State Board of Regents and is resigning from his legislative post, Ruth Clement Dies; Funeral Is Held Here Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth C. Clement, 67, well-known Algona lady, were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church here, with Rev. N.M, Coughenour officiating . Burial followed at Laurel Hill cemetery, Irvington, and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Jack, John, Joe and James Guy, Joe Clement and Claude Whitehill, Jr. Mrs. Clement died Friday at University hospital, Iowa City, where she had been taken for treatment two days earlier. She had been in failing health for some time. Ruth Christina Curran, daughter of Archie and Sarah Jane Heath Curran, was born Feb. 20, 1898, at LuVerne. She attended school at LuVerne and was married to Charles Clement, well- known Algona barber, Sept. 20, 1919. Mr, Clement preceded her in death three years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Charlene (Mrs. Robert Oberman), Humboldt, and Ruth Ann (Mrs. Grant Gerling), Carman, HI.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Claude Whitehill, Sr., Algona, Mrs. Roy Guy, Renwick, and Mrs. Tom Clement, Hettinger, N. D.; and a brother, Melvin Curran, Merced, Calif. LuVerne High Classes Elect New Officers Class officers elected by the high school classes at LaVerne high, last week, to hold office for the coming full school year, are as follows: Seniors: Earl Will, President; Virginia Meyers, Vice-President; Connie Sanford, Secretary; Linda Daley, Treasurer; Linda Rugg, Student Council Representative. Junior; Rita Patterson, President; Rex«ristow, Vice-President] Kris Merriam, Secretary; Daryi Trauger, Treasurer; Paul Trauger, Student Council Representative. Sophomor^ Duane Will, President: Bob Fett. Vice-President; Henry Schnakenberg, Secretary; Mary Cronk, Treasurer; Laurie Coyle, Student Council. Freshman; Dennis Barber, President; Connie Hefty, Vice- President; Dennis Blumer, Sec* retary; Mary Hanselraan, Treasurer; Barbara Hurlburt, Student Council. Algona Man Is Hurt In Lift Truck Mishap R. W. Wetzel, Algona, longtime employee of the Co wan Corp. here, sustained a large head cut In a freak mishap on Lantry St. near the firm's office about 9 aon. Friday. Mr. Wetzel was driving a lift truck which was loaded with sheet rock. The machine struck a bump in the street and tipped forward, throwing the driver into a roller on the lift truck. The machine was not damaged. The injured man was rushed by ambulance to St. Ann hospital where 17 stitches were required to close the wound. He was released following treatment.

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