The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 23, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 23, 1965
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Read it for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS Slgona BY RUSS WALLER Algona's American Legion post exceeded its quota for 1966 memberships in an early drive and went past the assigned goal last week ... all of which makes Ed Farrell very happy ... Ed has some buddies belonging to the Whittemore post, and bet several of them that the Algona post would meet its I960 quota before Whittemore . . . and he seems to have won the bets. * * * In the meantime, the Algona V. F. W. post, which will host a state Pow Wow of the V. F. W. here on October 8-9-10 is expecting capacity booking in local hotels and motels ... the event usually draws several hundred delegates and guests from around the state. * * * If road detours bother you, there isn't much relief in sight. The cold, wet weather has delayed major state highway repair work, and Iowa 17, Emmetsburg north, and reconstruction of U. S. 18 between Emmetsburg and Spencer, are very unlikely to be completed before winter sets in. * • * * Ray Schenck, son of Alfred Schenck of rural Algona, a graduate of Oregon State University in logging engineering, is now on a project in Alaska, operating out of Fairbanks. He had been working in the Ketchikan area for the Ketchikan Pulp Co. Along with other duties, he has experienced 20 jumps in the paratroopers, 75 with the smoke- jumpers, and 45 free-wheeling sky-dives. The last are just for fun I Ray writes "I am 34 years old, and a happily satisfied bachelor. I will get married by the time I am 40, settle down and raise a family. In the meantime I enjoy the challenge of logging and fire fighting. I feel that loggers are one of the few people who still are free and own their own soul. Everybody else's soul is owned either by big government or big business." He may have something there, too. * * * Your reporter has only one brother, who after growing up in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and serving in the U. S. Army for 23 or 24 years, recently retired and settled down in Maine, a short distance from the sea coast. He recently made a fast trip out to Algona to take in the wedding of his nephew, and in the course of his visit developed into one of those one-man Chamber of Commerce representatives for the State of Maine. His favorite theme seemed to be the virtues of the Maine lobster. Now it so happens that your reporter made a trip to Maine a while back and of course was taken on the lobster circuit, and with the sensitivity that comes with living in the middle west, soon realized that a Maine lobster is just a lobster, and has nothing on any other lobster, say a South African lobster for instance. Nothing, that is, except that the boys in Maine have worked up a first class extortion racket around the poor creatures. Our brother took considerable umbrage at us for stating publicly that Maine had no special and exclusive hold on good lobster, and since that time has begun a subtle local campaign by mail to extoll the virtues of the Maine lobster as against any other lobster or form of sea food, Several local residents have re- 'ceived the special tie-around- the-neck napkin from Barnacle Billy's place at Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine. * * * All we can say about lobsters is that if you have to work with a Maine lobster to push a couple bites of meat out of his claws, and you can find much more nice meat in a South African lobster's tail, we'll just patronize our super markets here and buy the latter frozen, and Maine can keep its high-priced products. And, we might add, after writing this it is highly unlikely that we shall cross the border of Maine until the fires die down. Signed- Old Wooden Head! ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered a.« femur] ni.ittci .it thr nostomct nl A!i:r>".> 1 -\\.i 150511). Nnv 1. 1032. under Art of Confiicss ol Mau-'.i 3. K-iT'p AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1965 12 Pages VOL. TOO - NO. 71 O.K. Architect Local School Survey No Special Election Deemed Likely Unless a special session of the state legislature should be called for January, 1966, no special election in Kossuth county to have a successor to Casey Loss as state representative appears likely. If no special session is called, the vacancy can be filled in the usual way in the general election in the fall of 1966. The state legislature normally meets every two years. Representative Loss resigned his legislative post recently, after his appointment as a member of the State Board of Regents. He had been a longtime state representative from Kossuth, and in terms of years in the legislature, held seniority in democratic party ranks. At the recent dinner here honoring Mr. Loss, several high ranking state officials were present, and from them it was indicated that they do not expect a special session to be called, 23 Bands Accepted Festival Invite Here With 23 bands already indicating they will attend,and the possibility of two others, the 17th annual Kossuth Band Festival, slated here Saturday, Oct. 2, is practically guaranteed a success - IF the weather will only cooperate. The full day of activities, which will begin at 10 a. m. with a parade, will feature bands and Queen candidates from Algona, Ayrshire, Bancroft St. John's, Boone Valley, Burt, Corwith- Wesley, Cylinder, Garrigan, Goldfield, Humboldt, Kanawha, Lakota, Ledyard, LuVerne, Mallard, Rolfe, Sentral, Swea City, Titonka, Twin Rivers, West Bend, Woden-Crystal Lake and the Algona junior high. Bands from Thompson and Ringsted have not indicated for sure if they will attend. Here's the way the complete program lines up: 10 a. m. - Parade, beginning at the old Athletic Field on State street; 10:30 - Luncheon for bands at high school Annex; 11:3.0 luncheon for bandmasters, wives and Queens at Algona Hotel. 2 p. m. - Marching band demonstration on State street; 2-4 sock hop in high school gym; 2:15 - Woden-Crystal Lake swing band Concert at courthouse; 2:30 - introduction of Queens at courthouse by Mayor Bill Finn; 3 - marching band demonstration on State street. 5:30 p. m. - Program at new high school football field, with Pat Montag, president of the Chamber of Commerce, as master of cermonies and a program including entry of bands, introduction of Queens, marching exhibition by Kanawha band, twirling by Lani Jo and Leisa Gill, exhibition by Humboldt band, massed band numbers and crowning of 1966 Band Festival Queen by Roberta Hill, 1965 Queen, assisted by Miss Iowa, Marie Mushro of Sioux City, who recently placed high and was named Miss Congeniality at the Miss America contest. A free movie, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the Three Stooges in "The Outlaws Is Coming", will be shown at the Algona Theater at noon and 2 p. m. About half of the bands which will appear here have not selected Queen candidates to date, but the list will be released later, according to Bill Steele, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Several From Here At Kiwanis Convention Several persons from Algona, including Mr.andMrs.WesBart- lett and Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes and others, attended the annual convention of the Nebraska-Iowa District of Kiwanis International at Des Moines Sunday through Tuesday this week. With 1,002 Kiwanians and wives registered, it was the largest convention in the history of the district, Edwin J. Rogers, Lincoln, Nebr., is the governor of the district and Russell Pearson, Onawa, is the gov.-elect who will serve in 1967. Mr. Hayes was a candidate for the post. Lincoln was selected as the site for the 1966 convention. The election was held Tuesday morning, with 108 of the 130 clubs in the district represented at the convention. First Meeting The D. E. C. A. chapter of Algona high school held its first meeting Sept. 17. Officer selected were Jim Peter son, president; Ray Frederick, .vice-president; Linda Erickson, secretary- treasurer; Donna Besch, parliamentarian, and Bonnie Strayer, historian, plans were made for the promotion of D. E. C. A. Week Nov. 7-13. Various moneymaking activities were discussed by the club members. Square Dance lesion* Square dance lessons will be held in the Algona Armory at the fair grounds in Algona, Iowa, Sept. 29 Wednesday evening at 8:30. Anyone interested is welcome to come. Bud Ludwig is the instructor. Sunshine Here Is Short-Lived Wednesday Area residents were surprised early Wednesday morning when they rolled out of bed and saw a big, orange, round object in the eastern sky. For those who had forgotten - it was the sun, and it was the first solid glimpse of it around here for some time. However, the weather bureau stated, also early Wednesday, that the big, orange, round object wouldn't be around long - with, clouds slated to move in Wednesday, followed by more rain. Now, when it comes to rain, this vicinity has had it - a total of 4.12 inches in the past eight days - and rainfall was registered each of those days, with the largest amount, 1.40 inches, picked up Saturday. And, according to one local person who keeps a record, there have been only three days since Aug. 13 which have been predominately sunny. The mercury threatened the freezing mark early Wednesday when it dipped to 37 degrees and everyone is hoping for an Indian summer without rain. Here are the readings: DATE H L R Sept. 16 58 45 .01" Sept. 17 56 53 .52" Sept. 18 64 50 1.40' Sept. 19 56 53 .40' Sept. 20 52 47 .36' Sept. 21 58 47 .43' Sept. 22 - 37 .01' 4*H Club Tour The River'dale Rustlers 4-H Cl'ibs are planning a tour for Saturday, Sept. 25. All the girls are to bring a sack lunch and meet at the Kollasch station at 9:30 a. m. unless the Iowa Supreme Court would require one, to act on the matter of state reapportionment of electoral districts. If such a special session were required, county conventions of each party would hold county conventions and nominate their own candidate. The duly authorized county convention delegates as of last year would be eligible to make their party nominations. Prior to the recognition dinner, and the stated belief that no special legislative session would be c.ilk'd next January, a number of's had been mentioned as possible candidates for the legislative post. On the democratic side, names were numerous, but not official in any way. Among those mentioned were Pat Bradley and Don Patterson of Burt, W. L. (Buzz) Reynolds and Franklin M. (Zip) Koons of Swea City. Sam Larson of Eagle Twp., Chas. Qiiinn of Bancroft, and Alfred Sclionck of rural Algona tn mention a few. None of those mentioned had made ,iny move to throw a hat in tlit> ring, but were merely speculative candidates. Fewer Republican names were heard. Most prominent was that of Karl Kiilsliolm of rural Algona. He is at present the treasure; of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau. Four Minor United Fund Campaign Drive Gets Underway Mishaps; No One Injured Four mishaps, resulting in a total of $420 damage to vehicles involved with no personal injuries reported, were investigated in this area Sunday and Monday. Three occurred Monday, the first at 10:20 a.m. here when cars driven by Martin A. Huber, 40, and Virginia Sifert, 16, both of Algona, collided as the former backed out on State St. According to the report, Huber didn't see the other car, with the resulting collision inflicting an estimated $195 damage to the autos. Police investigated. At 2:30 p.m. the same day, • a car driven by Charlotte Habeger, 57, Burt, struck a sheep on highway 169 a mile south of Elmore, resulting in $10 damage to the auto. The sheep walked away and the mishap was reported to the sheriff's office. At 3:40 p.m., autos driven by David R. Loebach, 17, Whittemore, and Mary Ellen Boudewyns, 40, Algona, collided on North Main street when Loebach stopped behind a stopped school bus and the second auto couldn't stop. The street was wet and damage to the vehicles was estimated at $135. Police investigated. At 4;17 p.m. Sunday, police were called when autos driven by Virgil R. Lewis, 17, Lakota, and Darrel D. Wubben, 24, Algona, collided on Nebraska St. According to the report, the Lewis auto went over the center line and struck the other vehicle. Damage to the autos was estimated at $80. There were no charges filed as a result of any of the mishaps. Bancroft Man Injured In D-Moines Crash Carl Mogensen, 57, of Bancroft, was injured slightly Saturday in a three-car accident at Des Moines. He was listed in satisfactory condition Sunday in Veterans hospital with back and chest abrasions. Police said Mogensen's car collided with an auto driven by William Needham, Des Moines, and then struck a stopped car driven by Maybelle Rogers, Des Moines. Neither of the other drivers was injured. Father Mason Of Garrigan Transferred WESLEY - Father Edward Mason of the faculty of Garrigan has been appointed pastor of Assumption church at Merrill, St. Josephs, Ellendale, and to the faculty of Gehlen high school, LeMars. Father Mason was a resident at St. Joseph's rectory the past year and was Father Phillips' assistant. Father Gerald Zeinan of the faculty of Gehlen high school has been appointed to the faculty of Garrigan high school, with residence at St. Joseph's rectory, Wesley. The United Fund campaign for funds got underway this week with the contacts for special pre- campaign gifts underway. Jack Chrischilles is chairman of this committee, with Richard Ringsdorf as assistant chairman. The commercial area campaign will start October 1, headed by Ed Gilmore, chairman, Clair Blossom, Roy Hutzell and Les Riter. Pudge Miller and Elgin Allen will head the industrial and public employees campaign. Jim Kolp is president of United Fund in Algona, Don Gant is vice- president, Inez Wolfe is secretary and Wm. Kraft, treasurer. The residential comapign will start Oct. 16, headed by Mrs. Harold Sundet, Mrs. Jerry Mrs. Hansen Of Wesley Is Stroke Victim WESLEY - Mrs. Raymond Hansen, 68, died at her rural home Monday at 8 a. m. She suffered a stroke Sunday. Mrs. Hansen has been a victim of diabetes for several years and had both legs amputated in recent years. Mrs. Hansen was born March 12, 1897 to Mr. and Mrs. Dahlin of Burlington. She came to Wesley in 1923 to care for her aunt, Mrs. Godfrey Carlson. She was married to Raymond Hansen, who survives, Jan. 20, 1925 in the ' home of her mother, Mrs. Mary Dahlin of Burlington. The couple became the parents of two children, (Shirley) Mrs. Robert Genung of Jacksonville, No. Carolina, and Jack of Des Moines who survive. There are three grandchildren, Robert Allen and Ray Lynn Genung and Candl Hansen, also three step-children, Roxanne, Kathy and Clifford, a sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist church, Wesley. The Doughton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. New Officers Garrigan High In an impressive candle lighting ceremony held before the student body at Garrigan high school Sept. 1C, new class officers for 19G5-66 were installed. Newly elected officers of the senior class are William Milder, president; Michael Lickteig, vice-president; Shirley Heimer, secretary; Kenneth Erpelding, treasurer; Linda Dodds, historian; Victoria McGuire, social chairman. Junior class, Richard Muller, president; William Reding, vice- president ; Kathleen Boudewyns, secretary; Glenn Elbert, treasurer; Kathleen plathe, historian ; Patricia Loebig, social chairman. Sophomore class, Ronald Gilbride, president, Steven Reding, vice-president; Shirley Stoi'fel, secretary; Jack Muller, treasurer; Susan Elbert, historian; Jeanne Milder, social chairman. Cowan, Mrs. Thelma Tschetter and Mrs. Kevin Nash. A budget of $15,300 has been approved by the board as follows: Algona Charities, Inc., $1,000; Kossuth County School for Retarded Children, $1,700; Boy Scouts, $2,650; Girl Scouts, $2,300; Iowa Children's Home Society, $700; Salvation Army, $750; Red Cross,$2,125; Cancer Causes, $1,250; Heart Causes, $800; Polio and Other Neuro- Muscular Causes, $250; Iowa Mental Health Ass'n., $450; Kossuth County Mental Health Ass'n., $125; Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, $450; Campaign and Shrinkage Expense, $750. Four To Wed Four wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to James Lenz and Suzanne Blake; and Richard Harmon and Judith Cole, Sept. 15; and Duane Briggs and Linda Patterson; and Jerome H. Dunbar and Margaret M. Goecke, Sept. 16. Two Divorces Granted Here, District Court Judge Richard Cooper granted two divorces in district court here Monday. County Clerk Alma Pearson also announced the assignment of cases for the September term of court had been completed, with 13 criminal, 21 civil-jury, nine equity and seven motions slated. Pre-trial conferences have also been set for several days before the actual opening of the term, which will find the jurors reporting at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4. One divorce was granted to Joane A. Via from James H. Via. They have no children and the judge restored the maiden name of Prescott to the plaintiff. The other was granted to Syvilla Juchem from Edward T. Juchem. She was also granted custody of two children, support money and property owned by the couple. Local F.T.A. Chapter Will Host Confab The Algona chapter of Future Teachers of America will have the 1965-66 North Central District FTA meeting at the high school auditorium Sept. 25. Some 200 representatives from 18 district clubs will be present. The session will begin at 0:30 a. in. and end at 3 p. in. Luncheon will be served in the high school annex. Three district officers will be representing Algona. They are : Mike Stillman, president; Sharon Sundet, secretary; and Phil Taylor, historian. Richard Palmer, Algona, will be featured speaker. New officers will be elected and installed. Will Recommend What He Thinks The System Needs At a reorganization meeting of trie Algona school board, held Tuesday evening, John Hayes was re-elected as president. The major new business concerned the question of expansion of the school system. The school board signed and approved a formal contract with Cliff Prall of Prall Architects-Engineers of Des Moines, to make a survey of needs of the local school system. Mr. Prall was to make a survey of what he thought would be the needs of the school community in coming years and he is to present this summary in the near future. He thought perhaps it might take a month to make this study and prepare recommendations. The school board also made salary adjustments in the case of seven teachers where rescheduling has been done. The seven concerned are Bonnie Winter, Donald Nettleton, Donald Wells, Hazel AAarkovetz, Dorothy Vender Waal, Etna Easter and Don Camenish. Camenish was named as track coach and will assist in other sports. Two new 54-passenger Dodge buses were expected to be delivered this week or next for use in the local transportation system of the school district. Five Minors Charged With Having Beer Five male minors were arrested during a check of autos at Bancroft Saturday night by Patrolman Tom Cogdall and Jerry Michael and charged with possession of beer by a minor. Two, Donald G. King and Ronald R. Muller, Algona, were fined $100 and costs in Mayor Bill Finn's court Monday, with half of the fines suspended on good behavior, while the other three, one each from Algona, Swea City and Wesley, are slated to appear in the same court this Saturday. Five other persons also paid fines in Mayor Finn's court during the week. They were: Thomas B. Bruns, Rapid City, So. Dak., illegal passing, $10, and speeding, $15; John P. Albright, Algona, $5, illegal U-turn; David A. Berendes, Algona, $5, stop light; Darrel Miller, Algona, $5, no driver's license; and James H. Pingel, Algona, $4, stop sign. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Dairy Farmer From Ohio Is F-BSpeaker An Ohio dairy farmer will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner and banquet of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau, set for the Burt high school gymnasium, Sept. 29. "Food for thought, seasoned with a dash of wit and humor, and served up in rhyme ... refreshing, challenging, informative, and entertaining" . . . this is Henry Schriver, Ohio's farmer-philosopher and rhymester who speaks at the annual meeting. The material for his speeches comes out of his background of experiences on his Lorain county, Ohio combination dairy-fruit farm and his active participation in many community, civic and farm organizations. He has been active in his local school district as a member of the board of education; in his church as a teacher of the high school age class; as advisor, with his wife, Dorothy, of the local 4-H Dairy Club which lie organized in 1928; and as a member of the board of supervisors of the Loruin Soil and Water Conservation District and as alternate mernlier of the Lorain Regional Planning- Commission. Mr. Scliriver has a degree in agriculture from Ohio State University and is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, the National Honor Society of professional agriculture. Although his greatest experience is with rural groups, his down to earth philosophy about home and community responsibility appeals Style Show Is Planned Here October 4 "Around The World With Fash- Hons" is the theme of this.years annual style show being put on by the Auxiliary of St. Ann hospital. The event this year, one of the most outstanding by the auxiliary, is to be held at Algona Country Club Oct. 4 at 7:45 p.m. The fashions modeled will be furnished by local merchants. Reservations for the event which are to be made by Oct. 1 may be made by calling Mrs. Elmer Walter or Mrs. Andy Gotten. First Of 1966 Cars On Display Here Sept. 30 All area auto and truck dealers are readying for showings of the new 1966 models - and Algona's six dealers plan to have them ready for the public to view Sept. 30 through Oct. 14. Two local dealers, Perc /al Motor Co. and Ken's Auto Service, will show Chrysler products beginning Sept. 30. Percival's will have Chryslers and Dodges in their showroom on South Phillips street, while Ken's will have the complete Plymouth line for '63 at the garage on North Main street. Next out will be the'66 Fords- and they can be seen at Taylor Motor Co. Friday, Oct. 1, with the cars and trucks of the Ford line and Mercury autos slated for showing. Oct. 7 will be the day when the new Chevrolet cars and trucks go on display at Kossuth Motor Co. southwest of the courthouse, and the new Pontiacs, Buicksand Cadillacs at Schultz Bros, on South Phillips street. The 1966 Rambler line will be shown at Dau's Garage at the intersection of McGregor and Dodge streets Oct. 10, while Dau's will follow up with new Oldsmobiles Oct. 14. Local dealers are planning special showings of their new autos and trucks - at which time the general public will be invited to view them for the first time. Enough changes, etc. from the 1965 vehicles have been promised to make the showings of interest to -all. 80th Birthday Mrs. Angle Stone of West Bend was honored recently on her 80th birthday when the following guests gathered at the Elmer Ferden home for the occasion; the Maurice Stones of Moorhead, Minn., the Percy Stones and Mrs. Dick Stone of Eldora, the Ronald Pecks, Mr. Harvey Peck and Jessie Sarchet all of Algona. Mrs. Lucinda Stone of LuVerne, the Duane Habegers of Lone Hock, Mrs. Fred H.ibegyr of Burt, the Duane Wilcox's

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