The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 16, 1965 · Page 1
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BY RUSS WALLER After listening to the explanations and formulas for applying for a ticket to the World Series, it strikes us that the procedure must have been devised by the same man who makes up the forms and issues instructions for income tax returns. * * * Spencer's Fair got a nice Monday boost... it seems that most of the schools in the county obligingly closed and what kid wouldn't rather go to a fair than to school ? * * * Congressman Stan Greigg has set up an Advisory Board to make a preliminary check of applicants for any of the three service academy appointments. Seven have been named to this group from the 6th congressional district, Including Bernard Cooper of Algona, and Rev. Gerald Hallauer of Spencer, former Congregational minister here. Deadline for making applications to West Point, Annapolis or the Air Force Academy is Oct. 15, as well as the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N. Y. Application letters should go direct to Congressman Greigg at the start. * * * MAIL BAG: Susan M. Hantelman, R. N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs..Bill Hantelman of Fenton, has spent a year in eastern Nigeria, In hospital work, and was recently transferred to a new location, in an area of higher altitude. She is learning the language of the Yala tribe, In the area where she is now stationed, and she comments: "We went to greet the Chief of the village and the counsellors ... The Chief and every man we have met so far has asked us to be their wife .. . we answer that we love them as a brother, but not as a husband and this seems to satisfy them, but they cannot understand that two girls would be living without husbands ... here the girls begin to marry at 14 years and up." * * * From Mrs. Lois Newton Scott, Perry, la. - "Thank you for sending papers . . . Now that she (Beth Weaver Schemel) is gone, it leaves no descendant of E. N. and Polly Benschoter Weaver In Kossuth county since 1856. I have my great-grandfather's diary telling how he took the train from Indiana as far as the Mississippi river, then by stage to Fort Dodge . . . he walked from there to Dakota City, and he and another man hired a farmer to drive them to Algona ... his diary goes on telling of the building of the stockade during the Indian raids." * * * Now we have a new project to contend with. A scientific leader proposes that we have as a new national goal "the artificial creation of life itself." As is usually the case, this project is described as being "for the welfare of mankind." With the moon project going, space stations, atomic power, and weapons, plus a few wars, etc., it would almost seem as though we really have enough to keep everyone, even the scientists, busy for the present. But we wouldn't bet a plugged nickel against It - if anyone suggests the idea seriously we may just have a quick appropriation of funds to start the project, * * * Now that man has proved he can walk safely in space, wouldn't it be great if he could walk safely in Washington, D. C. streets at night. * * * The Algona VFW will be host Oct. 8-9-10 to the annual State PowWow of the Veterans of Foreign Wars , . , it will be the second time in local post history that this honor has been accorded AJgona. The Pow-Wow ranks second only to the state convention, * * * Famous Last Line - Say, Doc, would you please explain this Medicaire thing to me! Read it for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS Igona ®pper ESTABLISHED 1165 Entered as second class matter at the postofdce at Algona, Iowa. Nov. l, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1965 16 Pag«* 2 SECTIONS VOL. 100 - NO. 69 Record Voting In School Elections .•.•.•.....•.•.•...•.•... ^^^^^ • • • • • • Will Install Big Water Main Here EH EH EH EH EH EH EH EH EH EH LEI Lakofa Man Victim Of Car Mishap ' Donald Price, 28, Lakota, was killed Sunday night when the car in which he was a passenger went out of control on a curve and rolled over on a county road four miles south of Elkader in Clayton county. Price was riding in an auto driven by Mrs. Walter Davies, 28, and the driver, her husband and six children, also in the vehicle, escaped serious injury. According to reports, Davies is in the Navy and formerly from Elkport, also in Clayton county, and was in the area visiting friends. Funeral services for Mr. Price were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Ex-Resident Of St. Joe Passes Funeral services were held at % Camarillo, Calif., this past week for Nick Klnsch, husband of the former Mary Weydert of St. Joe. He died Sept. 6 after a short illness. Besides his wife, four daughters and three sons survive. Nicholas Weydert and Anton Weydert of St. Joe and Math Weydert of Algona, went to California via plane to attend the rites for their brother-in-law. The drawing above graphically shows where $79,536.40 worth of 12" booster water mains are to be installed here. The board of trustees of Algona Municipal Utilities recently awarded the contract for the project to Donaldson Eng. and Const. Co., Marysville, Mo., and work was expected to begin Oils week. As shown above, entirely new mains will be laid in areas designated by the triple lines on Hall, Oak and Johnson streets. They will be connected to already-existing big mains in areas designated by the heavy dash lines. Most of the nearly 1 1/2 miles of mains will be dug into Oak street - and the new pipe possibly will result in the eventual erection of a second-water lower near the east end of the line. The present water tower is located in the area covered by the large black dot at the left above. If a second tower is constructed in the future, both would then be used to Improve water pressure to all areas of the city. Corn Support For 1965 Set At 97 C A Bushel 200 Pay Honor Joseph Fox Of At Testimonial Bancroft Dies Dinner,'Case/ At Rest Home Price-support loans for the 1965 corn crop will average 97 cents per bushel in Kossuth County, Richard I. Anderson, Chairman, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committee, has announced. The 1965 total county corn support rates are based on a national average total support price of $1.25 per bushel, consisting of a price-support payment of 20 cents per bushel and a loan rate averaging $1.05 per bushel. Since the price-support payment is uniform, the difference on levels of price support among counties and individual farmers is reflected only in the loan rates. The average county loan rate of 97 cents per bushel is for 1965 -crop corn grading No. 3, or No. 4 on the factor of test Burt Couple Wed 25 Years weight only but otherwise grading No. 3 except for moisture. Premiums and discounts for other grades and qualities are unchanged from those in effect in 1964. The chairman reminded growers that the price support on the 1965 crop of corn is available only to farmers participating in the 1965 feed grain program. The support will be carried out through farm - and warehouse stored loans, purchases and price-support payments. Loans will be based on actual production, while price-support payments will be based on the normal production of the harvested acres. Application for price-support loans and purchases may be made at the ASCS County Office. Unless demand is made sooner, loans will mature July 31, 1966. The 1965-66 marketing year for soybeans began on Sept. 1 instead of October 1, as in the past - and will end Aug. 31, according to an announcement by USDA. The shift will enable more accurate accounting of the utilization of old-crop soybeans 14 Vehicles Registered BURT " An open house honoring the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Westling will be held at their home in Burt from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. No written invitations are being sent, but a cocdial invitation is extended to all relatives and friends to join in the observance. The open house is being sponsored by the honored couple's four children, Mr, and Mrs. Val Gene Westling, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Westling, Don and Vickie Westling. (Glenn's Studio Photo) Fourteen new vehicles were registered at the office ofCounty Treasurer Rosella Voigt Last week. Owners are: Chevrolet - R. P. Norton, Algona; F. C. Storck, Bancroft; Ernest or Caroline Kellenberger, Algona; R. R, Bierle, Fenton; andS. G. Larson, Buffalo Center. Buick - Eleanor R. Mowers, Algona. Dodge •> H. C. Smith, Buffalo Center, Mercury - W. H. or Hazel Decker, Algona; and A. E. Droessler, Lakota. Rambler - H. C. or Bertha Sundet, Algona. Plymouth - J. F. Freyholtz, Fenton; and Ernest or Edna Meyer, Whittemore. CMC - Mor-Gro, Inc., Algona. Harley-Davidson - W. R. Chafee, Burt. Casey Loss, former veteran legislator and now a member of the State Board of Regents, was honored Monday evening by his community. State Treasurer Paul Franzenburg gave the principal address at a testimonial dinner at Garrigan high school in Algona. Referring to Loss as "the> Honorable Casey Loss," Franzenburg said, "The title Is particularly appropriate In this instance because this man is recognized for his honorable approach to all matters, both in public and private life." Loss served as State Representative from Kossuth County nine terms before his recent appointment by Governor Harold E. Hughes to the Board of Regents. Franzenburg told an audience of over 200 that Loss "was a strong leader In the passage of legislation which will benefit this state for many years to come." He stated that not only was Loss held In high regard by his fellow legislators, "but also the statehouse newsmen selected Casey Loss as the Legislator of the Year from the House of Representatives during the 1965 session. We will miss him at the statehouse, but we know he will serve Iowa well on the Board of Regents." Loss, 60, is a Kossuth County farmer. He was formerly deputy sheriff and later sheriff of the county. A longtime member of the Interim Committee, he served this past session as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and of the House Steering Committee. He was also ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee, Casey's record was reviewed by Senator Murray and a gift from Kossuth County Democrats was presented by Gordon Winkel, a watch suitably inscribed. A telegram from Congressman Stan Greigg was also read. F.B.LA, Chapter Elects Officers The Algona Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, held a meeting on Tuesday, September 7, for old members. There was an election of officers for secretary, treasurer and reporter. Election results are as follows: Joy Meyer, secretary; David Cowan, treasurer; Kathy Pruis- mann, reporter. Plans were made to invite prospective members to a fun night, which is to be held Sept. 21. BANCROFT - Funeral services for Joseph Fox, 67, were held at 9:30 Friday at St. John's Catholic church, with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and burial was at St. John's cemetery. Mr. Fox, who was born at Llvermore, was a son of the late Henry and Mary Baker Fox, moved here as a small boy and lived here most of his life. He was married here to Margret Dudding, who survives. Mr. Fox died early Wednesday at Heritage Rest Home, Bancroft, where he had been a patient for several months. Besides his wife, he leaves three brothers, Wilbur, Bancroft, Charles, Algona, James, living in California, one sister, Mrs. Helen Osmus, Crystal Lake, 111., a sister of Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Eva Voigt, who was raised in the Fox home, of Clear Lake. His parents and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Reuger (Evelyn) and two daughters who died in infancy, Marsha and Elizabeth, preceded him in death. Limbaugh And Medin Win In Algona Voters living in the Algona Community School District (with polling places located here and at Whittemore) turned out in a record-breaking number Monday to re-elect Incumbents Russ Medin, Whittemore, and Jack Limbaugh, Algona, to the school board. Only once in the history of the district has the total number of votes cast here Monday been approached. Total votes cast Monday was 2,280, with Medin getting 1,886, Limbaugh 1,687, and Dr. J. B. Winkel, Algona, making his first bid for one of the posts on the board, 614. Medin and Limbaugh were thus elected to three-year terms on the board. Medin Is manager of the Consolidated Co-op Creamery at Whittemore and a former Algonan, while Limbaugh owns Jack's Tire Service. Medin received 1,673 votes here and 213 at Whittemore; Limbaugh 1,558 here and 129 at Whittemore; and Dr. Winkel, 538 here and 76 at Whittemore. There were 31 ballots spoiled. It was about 1:15 a. m. Tuesday before the counting was completed and results known. A total of 2,010 votes, plus 35 absentee ballots, were cast at the high school here and 235 votes, including three absentee ballots, at the Town Hall at Whittemore. A check by Supt. 0. B. Laing showed that only In 1955 did the total number of votes cast In a school election approach Monday's total. That year, voters In the district were deciding on a $445,000 bond issue and 1,884 went to the polls. A further breakdown shows 861 voted on a 2 1/2-mill levy In 1963; 724 voted on the original 2 1/2-mill In 1960; and 468 voted on a $175,000 bond issue in 1950. All of these special issues carried by better than 2-1 margins. In so-called normal years, votes have ranged from 42 to 325, when no levy or bond Issue was included on the ballot, so Monday's vote was almost seven times as big as the previous high for a regular school board election. Two incumbents, Wes Bartlett, Algona, and C. R. Krantz, Titonka, were unofficially reelected to the county board of education with vote totals of 1,693 and 78, respectively, in areas three and one. Both were unopposed and only Riverdale township Is not Included In the totals. There were 17 write-in votes in area three and one in area one. WESLEY VOTE Lael Root received 113 votes and Luther Nygaard got 111 for re-election to the school board here. A total of 117 persons voted, with Paul Van Helten receiving that total to be elected treasurer. - o SENTRAL DISTRICT Robert Krause with 135 votes and Dale Voigt with 103 votes, won three-year terms on the Sentral Community School District board, Monday. Harold Wehr- span, a third candidate, received 87 votes. There were 174 votes cast. For another school board seat, Dale Schroeder, unopposed, was reelected with 163 votes. Willard Menz, who had served on the board, was not a candidate for reelection. - o - SWEA CITY WRITE-INS A write-in campaign, begun at Swea City over the weekend, failed by only one ballot to defeat an incumbent on the Swea City school board. James Koons, write-in candidate, received 99 of the 211 votes cast compared with 100 for Harvey Larsen, Incumbent. - o - 244 VOTES, BANCROFT There were 244 votes cast in the Bancroft Independent school election Monday, the largest vote In 15 years. Incumbents, Wilbur Fox and Jim Kennedy were returned to office with Fox receiving 176 votes and Kennedy winning 148. Kennedy had been appointed to fill out an unexpired term. Vern Logan, making his first bid for the school post, received 81 votes. There were a few write-in votes for Homer McCarthy, Joe Kemna and Don Stillllngton and there were 17 spoiled ballots. Dr. Ralph Weber is president of the board and other members are Harold McNertney, Dick Underkofler, and Tony Accurso, secretary. - o - SMALL BURT VOTE Two incumbents for the Burt school board were re-elected in balloting Monday that saw only 45 votes cast. Dr. M. I. Lichter, with 42votes and Kenneth Sarchet with 43, will each serve three-year terms. - o - 149 VOTES, LEDYARD One hundred forty nine out of 436 eligible voters cast ballots Monday In one of the Ledyard school's largest election turnouts. Incumbents Harold Herzog with 114 and Aubrey Waterhouse with 107 votes easily defeated candidates Robert L. Jorgenson and Harold Wentworth. Jorgenson had 36 and Wentworth 34 (Continued on Page 5) Charles La Bar res Wed 50 Years One license One wedding license was issued this week at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson. It went to Dr. Gail Person and Janet Deitering, Sept. 9. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. LaBarre, well-known Algonans, will ooserve their golden wedding anniversary tins Sunday, Sept. 19, with an open house at their home from 2 to 5 p.m. No invitations are being sent, but all friends and relatives are invited to attend. They request no gifts, please. (Glenn's Studio Photo)

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