The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Clear Pictures - More News — Biggest Circulation glgona ®pper Be* JWoines «« 8 sec*" 111 class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa (60511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1965 24- Tabloid Pages VOL. TOO - NO. 72 Near Freezing But Not Quite For This Area While some nearby areas received the first frost of the season, Kossuth county came close but did not quite get the first freeze. According to KLGA weather recores, temperatures in this area dropped two nights to a cool 34, and during the past week nearly another inch of rain was tabulated here. The week's weather: DATE ffl LO R Sept. 22 63 37 .01 Sept. 23 54 35 Sept. 24 55 34 Sept. 25 73 34 Sept. 26 52 38 .64 Sept. 27 --38 .2 A short distance over the line in Minnesota, freezing temperatures were reported Sunday night. Local crops, with several days of welcome sunlight, began a drying out process, and with a little more sun and dry weather, are hoped to excape a disastrous, premature freeze which has already hit some other sectors. A New Arrival Mr. and Mrs. W. B. (Bing) MacDonald of Algona became parents of a daughter, last week at St. Ann hospital, and the new arrival has been named Heather Mary. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wade Sullivan. Mrs. MacDonald is the former Molly Sullivan. Both mother and baby are doing nicely, and came home from the hospital Sunday. Mr. MacDonald is a young lawyer Burt Harmes On Stricken Plane Burton Harmes, owner of Met- ronics, Inc. of Algona, was one of the G9 passengers aboard a United Air Lines plane which ran into a bird or birds, last Wednesday night while approaching Des Moines for a landing, and which resulted in a broken plane windshield and loss of cabin pressure, as well as splintering crew members with flying glass. The plane made a safe landing, under emergency conditions. Harmes said the plane, coming in from Chicago, made the landing O. K. with extra security precautions carried out on instructions from the pilots and stewardesses. Henry Sonken Succumbs Henry Sonken, 76, life-long farmer of the Titonka area, died Sept. 26 at 5:30 a. m. He was born in Germany, and April 8, 1914, was married to Christine Bergman. Funeral services will be held Wed. at 1 p. m. at Ramsey Reformed church and burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. John Jenssan will officiate at the services and Blake Funeral Home is in charge Survivors are his wife, one son, Simon, and one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Harms, both of Titonka, four brothers and three sisters and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, two brothers, and one sister. Pallbearers will be Richard Beenken, Enko Smidt, Martin Harms, Herman Tjarks, John R. Sleper and Ray Rippentrop. Municipal Officials Form A County Organization With about 25 present, representing seven Kossuth towns, the Kossuth County Municipal League was organized last Wednesday night at the Town Hall in Burt. Officers elected were chairman, Wm. J. Finn, mayor of Algona; vice chairman, James Mallory, mayor of LuVerne; vice chairman, Martin Dahl, mayor of Swea City; and secretary-treasurer, David A. Smith, Algona city clerk, Pictured above are Finn, Mallory and Dahl, seated, and Smith, standing. Mayor Nelson of Burt welcomed the group, and Park Rinard, executive director of the League of Iowa Municipalities, gave a talk and helped in the organization, The next meeting of the group is slated for October 12, at the Burt Town Hall, and all municipal officials are invited to attend. Four Algona Students In Merit Semifinals Three of the local semifinalists in Merit Scholarship competition are pictured here. They are, from left to right, Greg Buchanan, Barbara Medin and John Snyder, all from Algona high. Dana Snodgress, a fourth qualifier, has since moved to Mount Vernon. No picture of Stephen Schuller, qualifying from Garrigan for the same honor, was available at press time. $26,550 Sought Here In Two Damage Suits Two damage suits and a check charge were filed in district court here during the weekend. The damage suits ask a total of $26,550, while the check involved was for $30. Richard Lukes is plaintiff and Edward and Caroline M. Kemma, defendants, in a suit which stems from a mishap here Sept. 26, 1963 at 9:30 a.m. The petition states the plaintiff and Caroline M. Kemna were drivers of autos which collided. The plaintiff alleges he sustained severe and painful injuries to his back and shoulders and charges the other driver with negligence. He seeks $20,000 for personal injuries and medical expenses, past and future, and $800 for repairs to his car. Rosalia Illg, plaintiff, seeks $5,750 from Kossuth Mutual Ins. Assoc., et al, defendants, charging that a windstorm June 10, 1965 damaged a poultry house owned by the plaintiff and insured by the defendants. The entire building collapsed following the storm, according to the plaintiff, The defendants deny liability in the matter. The state charged Lutz J. Duerr with passing a false check for $30 at the State Bank of Ledyard Aug. 7 this year. The check was returned unpaid for reason that the account had been closed, according to the petition, Union Twp. Tea The Union Township' Homemakers will have their tea Sept. 30 at the home of Mrs. John Rich, Lois Bush will discuss the extension lesson for the coming year, Mrs, Glenn Clark will report on her trip to Washington D.C. Two Drivers Charged After Minor Mishaps Two mishaps, resulting in charges against a pair of drivers, were investigated in this area during the weekend. There were no personal injuries reported. The first occurred Friday at 3:15 p.m., 3 1/2 miles north of Burt on highway 169. A truck driven by Eugene T. Wolf, 25, Bancroft, was struck by an auto driven by Mary E. Stainbrook, 73, Whittemore, as the former was making a right turn. Both vehicles were headed north at the time. Damage to the auto was estimated at $100 by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who charged the Whittemore driver with a speed restriction violation. The truck was not damaged. Saturday, at 7;20 a.m. a truck driven by Grade E. Lowder, 67, Humboldt, and a car driven by William M. Mayer, 72, Algona, collided on South Phillips street, Damage to the auto was estimated at $175 by police who investigated. Mr. Mayer was charged with making an improper turn. Fun Night Business and Professional Women will have fun nightTues, Sept, 28, in the Colonial room at Hotel Algona at 7:30. They will entertain prospective members. A program and social hour will follow. Sells Angus Cows Dennis Uthof, Fenton, recently sold three Aberdeen-Angus cows to James Bierstedt, Whittemore. Three present seniors at Algona high and one from Garrigan high have been named as semifinalists in the 1965-66 Merit Scholarship competition. A fourth one, not now a resident of the area, also qualified. Students from Algona high cited for their high achievement in the tests were Barbara Meilin, Gregg Buchanan and John Snyder. Dana Snodgrass, since taking the test, has moved away, but also qualified. At Garrigan, a similar honor came to Stephen Schuller. They are among the highest- scoring students in the state of Iowa on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, administered last March in over 17,600 schools nationwide. More than 14,000 semifinalists were appointed. . To become finalists, the students must substantiate their qualifying test performance on a second examination, submit recommendations by their schools, and fulfill routine requirements. All Merit Scholars for 1966 will then be selected from the finalist group. Names of the Merit Scholars chosen from among the finalists will be announced about April 27, 1966. In 1965, over 2,000 Merit Scholarships were awarded. High school grades, creative accomplishments, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, and school citizenship of the students are evaluated, along with test scores, in selecting Merit Scholars. Each Merit Scholarship is a four-year award covering the undergraduate college years. The winner's stipend is tailored to his need, up to a maximum of $6000 for the four years in most cases. For the student already financially able to attend the college of his choice, the award is $400 for the four years. Winners choose their own colleges and courses of study. SWEA CITY GIRL IS MERIT SEMIFINALIST Shirley Smouse of Swea City high is another area student named on the list of Merit Scholar semifinalists, with the same opportunities as outlined in the above story. Named School Editor Jane Barslou has been named editor of the Burt school paper, with Nancy Acker man as assistant editor, and Nancy Becker as chief typist. Vicki Koestler is editor of the high school annual, with Linda Meyer as assistant. School Page Available Any area high school wishing to have a school page printed by offset as a student newspaper, either tabloid size or full size page, can obtain full information by contacting the Algona Upper Des Moines.
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