Read it for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER A good many old-timers have come around to the viewpoint that there has been more rain this fall, in the past month, than in any other year they can recall . . . even local residents who have been out in South Dakota say that the land has had too much rain for proper maturity of grass, a basic necessity for S. D. cattle raising ,.. Pioneer Seed is sort of gnashing its teeth, too, impatient to get into seed corn fields in the area ,.. who knows - maybe we're getting a message from up above that it doesn't pay to tamper with some of the aspects of Nature... who was that fellow that built the ark ? * * * Union Slough Game Refuge will close for the season, today, Sept. 30, reports Manager Ferguson. More than 4,000 visitors were tallied at the Refuge during the season. The waterfowl hunting season begins at sunrise, Oct. 2, incidentally. * * * The Greek students found to be using transistor radios to get answers from a remote control station on their final exams have come a long way from the time of Aristotle ... next thing we'll have quarterbacks with earphone transistors getting remote control instructions from the bench. * * * Allan Bode, son of the Floyd Bodes, is getting his traveling gear in shape down at the University of Iowa again . . . he's one of 33 selected from 200 to make the Old Gold Singers which will go on a midwestern tour in the near future. * * * One tenant farmer got the surprise of his life, recently. The female owner of the farm made a tour of inspection of the place, and later called up to discuss the general farming operation. In the course of the conversation, the farmer asked: "What are your measurements?". Came the reply: "36-22-36." * * * Well, our comments on Maine lobsters brought action, and helped out the telephone company, too. Sunday evening, along distance call from Barnacle Billy's place, Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine. First in simulated anger, a statement that it was the Amalgamated Order of Maine Lobstermen calling to notify us that we are to be sued for slandering the Maine lobsters . . . then in a more mellow mood, an invitation to visit Maine and Barnacle Billy's and "eat all the Maine lobster you can and all on the house." We're glad those Maine boys have a sense of humor, and we'll remember the invitation. * * * Judging by the applause on some of the new fall T-V shows, the audiences must be composed of other new T-V performers present on a reciprocal basis. * * * It has been said that the U. S, mind doesn't understand the Vietnamese people ,,. after reading the suggestion of Premier Ky of South Viet Nam on setting up an "entertainment" program for GI's, we are Inclined to believe that Premier Ky doesn't exactly understand the American public, either, His suggestion probably did more to develop negative U. S. thinking on Viet Nam than anything the Viet Cong have ever done. * * * Who but Americans can afford chairs that vibrate and automobiles that don't ? * * * Congratulations to St. Ann hospital, one of only 64 out of 170 licensed hospitals in Iowa, to meet the accrediting standards of the u. S. Public Health Service. * * * Statement of the Week (from a nown U, S. coach) - "We operate with an unbalanced line, and sometimes I don't think our backs are too bright, either," Slgona pper Be* jttome* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofftco at Algeria. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1965 18 Pages - 2 Sections VOL 100 - NO. 73 23 Bands, Queens Here Saturday MARILYN ZEMAN Twin Rivers MONICA BEEMER Lakota LINDA ACCURSO St. John's V CLAUDEEN CRANSTON Burt SUZANNE DEVRIES Kanawha NANCY PETERSON Swea City ELAINE SCHNAKENBERG LuVerne DEBBIE DEGROOTE Corwith-Wesley JANET SKIYE Boone Valley-Renwick Freak Storm Here Adds Insult; Just Too Wet Rain continued to plague this area during the week, with 3.43 inches measured at the local weather station within the seven day period - and it was still raining Wednesday as September threatened to go out as it came in - WET I Total rainfall during September (to Wednesday) amounted to 11.40 inches here - perhaps the wettest September in history- and farmers are still hoping heavy frost will stay away until crops in the field get a chance to dry out a bit, The mercury climbed to 71 degrees Tuesday, but within an hour dipped to 55 and by late afternoon had dropped to 51 and heavy rain fell several times during the day, Kossuth wound up in the path of an electrical storm Monday evening, with electrical power failures reported here and a water failure at Burt. Power was interrupted several times here after a highline was struck by lightning. Lights flickered in some areas and were put in others at 6; 15 and 7:30 p, m, and at 9:45 p. m., power to the east section of the city had to be cut off, leaving residents without lights or power for about 45 minutes, Lightning struck the home of Dr. and Mrs, John Schutter on Overmeyer Pme as the Schutter's daughter, Anne, U, was doing some homework in the kitchen. What looked like "a large ball of light" burned a hole in the ceiling of the kitchen and blew out the light in the room. The lightning apparently entered a fan vent. At Burt, the Floyd Koepke home was hardest hit. Lightning knocked siding off the house, every light switch was charred and metal on two lamps was melted. Wiring at the F. L. Pratt home was damaged by lightning and the TV set at the John Schwietert home was burned out in the same manner. A flash of fire followed the chimney and stove pipe into the Al Hinckley home, Ralph Johnston, Burt engineer worked until midnight to restore electricity to homes - and reported that at least half a dozen TV sets were damaged by lightning. Hail fell for about five minutes at Burt and a total of two inches of rain fell there. About an inch and a half fell in Algona. The mercury neared the freezing mark Sept. 23-24-25, but no reports of damaging frost were received here. Here are the week's readings: H L R Sept. 23 54 35 Sept. 24 55 34 Sept. 25 73 34 Sept, 26 52 38 .64" Sept, 27 51 38 .2" Sept, 28 71 45 1.40" Sept. 29 ~> 47 .73" V.F.W. Lines Up Local Band Queens Program For Big Pow-Wow Eight Couples Get Wedding Licenses Here Eight couples received wedding licenses at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to: Sept. 21 - Larry M. Johnson and Janet L. Long. Sept. 22 - Roger Nitz and Sharon Doocy. Sept. 23 - Robert Van Hove and Judith Seaberg. Sept. 24 - Leonard Pesicka, Jr, and Joan Pedersen. Sept. 25 - Gary Mergen and Victoria Briggs. Sept. 27 - Roland R. Loge and Mary E. Hager; and Richard Grosser and Korene Fitch. Sept. 28 - Terry J. Dixon and Jane Angus. Copper Missing Sheriff's officers here are investigating a report that a copper cooling unit had been taken from the west side of the light plant at Whitternore sometime Friday night. The report reached the sheriff's office Saturday morning and clues in the matter are being traced at the present time. An outstanding program is being arranged for the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Pow-Wow, to be held In Algona Oct. 9-10 with Post 2541 of Algona as the host. Selective Service procedures will be one of the topics to be discussed and it will be presented by Zip Kobns of Swea City. Other topics to be presented include Law Enforcement of Iowa Liquor Laws by Gene Needles, Property Management, Parliamentary Procedure, and Veterans Exemptions and Preference Laws. Housing reservations are being made through Jim Kelly, housing chairman for the event, Registration may begin Friday evening, Oct. 8, when there will be a social hour and a dance to follow at the Post home here. The official program begins the next morning. LuVerne Driver Charged After Crash Saturday Two mishaps were investigated in this area during the weekend, with one driver, William C. Bird, 18, LuVerne, being charged with a speed restriction as the result "of one. Bird was driver of a car that collided with another driven by Darrell D. Rusher, 21, LuVerne, on LuVerne's main street at midnight Saturday. Damage to the autos was estimated at $255 by the highway patrol, which investigated. A car driven by William G. Tripp, 19, Algona, struck a parked car owned by his brother Marvin D. Tripp, 21, Algona, on East Locust street here at at 12:45 p.m. Monday. The latter had his auto parked in the middle of a muddy street and the former hit.it while backing up. Damage to the Marvin Tripp auto was estimated at $130. Police investigated. Register 17 New Vehicles In Past Week Seventeen new vehicles were registered at the Office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt this week. Owners are: Chevrolet - Wesley or Josephine Hardy, Algona; Christine M. McCullough, Algona; Arthur or Marjorie Parsons, Burt. Ford - J. A. or Vivian Wubben, Titonka; Harriet A. Simons, Algona; R.W. Bomgaars, Algona; Joyce E. Montgomery, Swea City. Plymouth - Roberta L. Lorenz, Algona; R.E. Devine, Algona. Rambler - R. J. Hudspeth, Algona. Pontiac - Ben Siehlmann, Titonka ; S. L. or Wanda Link, Swea City. Chrysler - Fidelia F.Dankbar, Bancroft. Mercury - Ley Motor Co., Lakota. CMC - J.M. Helmke, Swea City, pickup; C.L. or Maxine Osborn, Fenton. Marshfield - Mrs. Morris McCann, Whittemore. Historical Group To Tour Here The Humboldt County Historical Ass'n is to make a tour in Algona this coming Sunday. The group is to meet in Algona at 2 p. m, at the Ralph Richards home, just north of the Milwaukee depot. Mr, and Mrs. Richards have a fine collection of antique furniture. From there the Humboldt group will visit the Kossuth County Museum over the S. & L. store here, and a drive through Call State Park will wind up the visit. Official greeters at the 17th annual Kossuth Band Festival this Saturday, Oct. 2, will be Queens representing bands at Algona high and Garrigan. They are Kitty Hardgrove, left, from AHS, and Betty Plathe from GHS. Both girls are seniors at their respective schools - and of course, both are members of their bands. Miss Hardgrove is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hardgrove, Algona, while Miss Plathe is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Plathe, Corwith. At least 23 area bands are expected for the event, which has as its highlight the crowning of the 1966 Queen, slated during festivities at the new high school Athletic Field beginning at 5:30 p.m. The local Queens are not eligible to be named. The day will begin officially with a parade at 10 a.m. (UDM Polaroid Photo) MARY BETH LARSON Woden-Crystal Lake MARIBELLE IVES Rolfe Dispose Of 5 Cases In New Term District Court The September term of district court opened here this week with Judge Richard Cooper presiding. Petit jurors are slated to report next Monday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. for possible duty during the term. Three OMVI cases have already been heard, a divorce and a judgment granted. John S. Rosenstiel was found guilty of OMVI, third offense, and was committed to the State Mental Health Institute at Cherokee by Judge G. W. Stillman. Rosenstiel was arrested here by police Sept. 14 and bound over to district court. He was committed to the State Institute under a new law passed by the recent legislature. Manfred Boever entered a guilty plea to Judge Cooper on an OMVI count Monday and was fined $300 and costs, with appeal bond set at $500, and Charl W. Smith, arrested north of Algona Sept. 24 on highway 18, also was fined $300 and costs by Judge Cooper. He was bound over to district court by Mayor Bill Finn. A divorce was granted to Arlene M. Gram from Andrew J. Gram. Judge Cooper also allowed the plaintiff personal property, attorney's fees and costs of the court action. The judge also granted a judgment to H. G. Trauger et al as a result of a petition filed originally against Gerald C. and Bertha Awe, defendants. Allegedly there is $3,050.76 due on the note. Get Commendation Steven Eischen, student at Garrigan high, received a Letter of Commendation for his performance in the recent National Merit Scholarship tests. The letter indicated he ranked just below the semifinalists. Parade, Other Events Will Be Featured Beauty and music (and plenty of each) will be the outstanding features of the 17th annual Kossuth Band Festival here Saturday when 23 bands share the spotlight with 22 Queen candidates - with the big sho.w to be kicked off at 10 a.m. with a parade. Highlight of the day-long event will be the crowning of Kossuth Band Festival Queen for 1966, which will come during the evening program, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the new high school Athletic Field in the southeast part of the city. Crowning the new Queen will be Roberta Hill, Ayrshire, 1965 Queen, assisted by Marie Mushro, Sioux City, Miss Iowa in the recent Miss America contest. A large crowd of music and beauty fans is expected - IF the weather will cooperate a littlel The parade up State street at 10 a. m. will be followed by luncheons for band members and Queens, bandmasters and wives at the high school Annex and Algona Hotel, respectively. In the afternoon, the Cylinder band will present a marching band demonstration on State street at 2:15 and 3:05 p. m. and the Woden-Crystal Lake swing band will present a concert at the courthouse at 2:30. The band Queens will be introduced by Mayor Bill Finn at the courthouse at 2:45 p. m. Meanwhile, there will be a sock hop at the high school gym from 2-4 p. m., with Miss Iowa to appear there at 3:30. The evening show begins at 5:30 p. m. Master of ceremonies will be Pat Montag, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and there will be an entry of all bands, introduction of the Queens, marching band numbers by the Kanawha and Humboldt bands, massed band numbers conducted by visiting band masters, the crowning of the Festival Queen and a twirling exhibition by Lani Jo and Leisa Gill, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James Gill of Hudson, who have amassed an amazing total of trophies with their prowess. Free movies will be featured at the Algona Theater at noon and 2 p. m., with the Three Stooges in "The Outlaws Is Coming," sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, with all band members to be admitted free- Bands slated to appear, with their bandmasters, are: Algona Garrigan, John Sterba; AlKona high and junior high, Russ Guster; Ayrshire, Ron Fletcher; Bancroft St. John's, John Marshall ; Boone Valley, Keith Baessler; Burt, Jearleen Coney; Cor-i with-Wesley; John Kromer; Cylinder, Robert Sackett; Goldfield, Dave Haugen; Humboldt, Don Hamilton; Kanawha, Carroll Sougstad. Lakota, Robert King; Ledyard, Robert DeYoung; LuVerne, Barbara Sharman; Mallard, John Juist; Rolfe, Phil Faaborg; Sentral, Warren Jones; Swea City, Wm. VanDevender; Titonka, R. E. Koehler; Twin Rivers, Michael Palm; West Bend, Ronald Clark; and Woden - Crystal, Lake, David Earp. Many Algona stores will also feature specials for the many persons expected to be in the city for the Festival. Toastmasters Install New Officers Here The Algona Toastmasters club, with about 30 members, installed new officers during the weekly luncheon and program meeting at the Johnson House Monday evening. James Schubbe was installed as president; Bill Finn, educational vice president; Ted Smith, administrative vice-president; Floyd Bode, treasurer; Roger Hiemstra, secretary; and Mike Smith, sgt.-at-arms.
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