The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 7, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 7, 1965
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Read it for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use if for moro BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER * * * Announcement earlier this week that the County Board plans construction of a dam which will result in a 53-acre lake three miles north of Algona, along highway 169, is the first visible result of a special millage levy authorized by county voters several years back, said levy to to be used exclusively for this type of a project. There may be complaints about cost, but the money already has and is being levied and probably should be used in some manner for which it was intended and which voters approved. * * * Like many others in the area, we, too, received a formal looking bill from Los Anpeles for "directory advertising." The fine print tells you morn than the large print. No directory has been issued to cover any payment you might make, and recipients of the letter owe nothing, but the fine print indicates that if you send a check you get an ad sometime, somewhere, in some future directory - maybe I It has nothing to do with Directory Service, Inc. of Algona, publishing farm directories and plat books for a good many years. * * * When the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band comes on the field, one of the marching musicians is Jerry H. Raney, son of the Lyle Raneys, a clarinet player in the band. * * * Our recent comments about Maine lobsters has stirred up a small hornet's nest, 1600miles away, including receipt of an ad from Maine Lobster Co. quoting prices for shipments of fresh- caught Maine lobsters, and a rather severe rebuke from a Portland, Main newspaper. The same editorial, however, also slapped the Cowles Magazines on the wrist for an article in Venture Magazine which describes people in Maine as somewhat isolated from the main stream of life. Now that we didn't say - we have no quarrel with the people, only with the way they handle and charge for their blasted lobsters. * * * The hawkers never miss a bet . . . Twins ash trays, pillows and hi-fi records . , . incidentally there will be quite a few from this area sitting in the stands at Bloomington, and many more who tried to sit there but failed .. .and who was it that said that the Twins couldn't win the Pennant ? No second baseman, no first baseman, no third baseman, needed pitchers, lacked an outfielder, etc.? Well, we'll admit it proved to be quite a miracle; maybe the Dodgers will prove that it only happened because the American League wasn't particularly strong this year! * * * The biggest objection to and danger with the so-called antipoverty program as it is developing is that it wants to push money into community hands that never asked for it, and to people who may never again in their lives feel any desire to stand on their own two feet and make an honest effort in their own behalf . . . what are we doing to ourselves ? * * * Famous Last Line - Oh, I'm a careful driver; I never pass unless there's a yellow line. Algona Floor Service Moves To New Location Algona Floor Service, which for a number of years has maintained its 'equipment and storage center across from United Building Center on South Phillips St. has moved to a new and larger location in the quonset on Diagonal St, at the C. & N. W. tracks, which will be the firm headquarters henceforth. Members of the firm are Grady Phillips, Willard Zeigler and Clarence Macumber. &lg0na Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflco at Algona, Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1965 18 Pages - 2 Sections VOl. TOO - NO. 75 County To Get Voting Machines This Is A Voting Machine Licenses To Wed Two wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Robert J. Lane and Mary Lou Gales; and Dennis D. Graham and Norma J.Stowell, Oct. 1. Lakota Farmer Succumbs To Long Illness John Roelfsema, 71, of La-- kota, died early Mpnday at Buffalo Center hospital of a lingering illness. He was born April 9, 1894 at Belmond and came with his parents to the Lakota area as a boy. He served four years in the Navy during World War I. June 15, 1921 he was married to Gertie Helmer at Blue Earth. The couple farmed ever since in the Lakota area. His wife, one son and three daughters survive. The children are : Ivan and Mrs. Milton Trasamar, both of Elmore, Mrs. Donald Kollasch of Buff- alp Center and Mrs,' Robert Kollasch of Lakota. Two brothers, Coonie of Whitten, and George of Philadelphia, Pa., also survive along with two sistersj Mrs. Dena Batten of Swea City and Mrs. Albert Hans of Willmarand 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian church in Lakota with Rev. John Reiners officiating. Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery at Lakota. Seven Men File City Offices Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file petitions for the city election, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2- andMayor Bill Finn and all incumbent councilmen filed petitions Another candidate, running for the first time for second ward councilman, Phil Pfeffer, also filed and will be on the ballot. Pfeffer will oppose incumbent Jim Andreasen for that post. Others who filed, unopposed, were Joe Elbert, third ward, Stan Muckey, first ward, and Ken Peirce and Howard Miller. Algona Youth One Of 3 In Theft Case Mason City police Sunday apprehended three youths, including an 18-year old Algona youth, after a chase in which a Nora Springs farmer fired a series of rifle shots at a fleeing car driven by one of the youths. Apprehended were two rural Mason City juvenile boys, ages 15 and 17, and a rural Algona youth, Darrell Edgar Parcel, 18. Action against the youths was pending further investigation, authorities said. The youths were taken into custody following an attempted break-in at the John Wendt farm home, about two miles south of Nora Springs. Wendt told officers that he was taking a nap around noon when he heard the youths knock. He said that he had been feeling ill and did not answer the door. He was alone in the house. Wendt said that he heard the youths enter the kitchen and he went to investigate. He found several of the youths in possession of kitchen appliances and grabbed one of the boys, A scuffle followed. The youths dropped the appliances and fled outside where they jumped in a car and drove off. Wendt grabbed a .22 caliber automatic rifle and fired several shots at the fleeing auto before the gun jammed. When apprehended, the car in which the youths were riding showed several bullet holes in the trunk, and the rear windshield had been shattered, Authorities said Monday they were still looking for the fourth youth. Wendt notified authorities of the incident and was able to provide a description of the auto. It was spotted a short time later by police in Mason City. The youths were apprehended after abandoning the auto. Cerro Gordo County sheriff's officers said an assortment of clothing taken in a weekend break-in at a Swaledale store was also found in the car. The clothing and a cash register containing about $4 was taken from Grove's Grocery in Swaledale, Lucky Fellow! Algona Gamble store manager, Norm Christian, was awarded a ticket to the first game of the Twins-Dodgers Worlds Series by his company Monday - and definitely planned to attend. Several others from this vicinity also had tickets and made the trip to Bloomington for the Series. Katie Rode Of Titonka Dies; Funeral Today TITONKA - Mrs. Katie Rode, 72, life-long resident of this area, died Monday at 10:30 p. m. at Hancock Memorial hospital, Britt, where she had been a patient for 10 days. She succumbed following a lingering illness. Funeral services for her will be held in Immanuel Lutheran church here at 1:30 p. m. Thursday, with Rev. David Ide officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery and Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Frank Ullman, William and Arnold Brandt, LeRoy Bruns, William Rode and Lewis Franzen. Katie Franzen, daughter of Frank and TenaDeBoer Franzen, was born April 21, 1893, in German township. She married William F. Rode March 26, 1912 and they lived on a farm east of Titonka until retirement when they moved to town. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church and ALCW. She is survived by a daughter, Emma (Mrs. Walter Haack), and son, Forrest F. Rode, Titonka; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Bruns, Mrs. Heike Bruns and Mrs. Meindert Ullman, Titonka; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. Burt Election BURT - Municipal election for the town of Burt will be held Nov. 2. Final date for filing nominations is Oct. 5. Candidate forms may be secured fromG.H. McMullen, town clerk. Will Rent 48 At Unit Cost Of $150 Each Voters who go to the polls twice here next year, for the primary election the first Tuesday after the first Monday in September and the general election the first Tuesday in November, will "pull the handle" to cast their ballot for the first time in county history. ji: The county board of supervisors passed a motion during a recent meeting which paved the way for County Auditor Marc Moore to enter into a contract with the Automatic Voting Machine Co., Jamestown, N. Y. yts a result Kossuth voters will u'se rented voting machines, 48 of them, in the two 1966 elections. Supervisors McDonald, New- tirough and Rode were in favor of tile motion, while Plathe was against. A. M.Kollasch is chairman of the board. The 48 machines will be shipped here for $150 rent each- or a total of $7,200 - and the fee covers both elections in '66. The first question asked by many will be - "How much have elections cost in the past ?" The answer - in 1960, 12,084 persons voted in the county's 35 precincts (the total population is 25,314), and it cost taxpayers $15,618.19 for counting boards and officials, ballots and voting supplies. That was for one election. There has always been a problem in Kossuth, with its 'widely-scattered precincts, 'of getting election totals tabulated and reported to the auditor's office. For instance, during the last election, Humboldt county, which uses machines, as do more than half the counties in the state, the total vote was tabulated and reported BEFORE THE FIRST PRECINCT IN KOSSUTH HAD REPORTED! The machines can be purchased by the county from the Automatic Corp., with everything paid on the first rental fee to apply to the total cost, if the machines are bought after their use in '66. The machines cost about $1,700 each, so total cost of the 48 machines will be in the neighborhood of $81,600. That is a lot of money, but in the course of less than six election years in Kossuth, they would be paid for - on the basis of past costs. Figures from five other counties in the state show what can be done. Here they are, with population and total costs (ballots, etc.) for 1960 listed: Dallas - 24,123, $7,941.31; Boone - 28, 037, $9,640.72; Muscatine - 33,840, $7,479.85; Jasper - 35,282, $8,747.30; and Cerro Gordo - 49,894, $7,508.17. The number of persons necessary to serve on boards, etc. would be sliced in half and costs for those persons are also included in the figures above. Voting machines will be shipped to the county early enough next year so voters can get acquainted with them - and learn how to use them. About all there is to it is selecting the candidate you want to vote for, push the necessary knobs and pull the handle. The machine totals the vote when the polls close - and that's all there is to it. The company will also train two men who will then be able to service the machines and will furnish two men The first county in Iowa to install voting machines was Franklin (Hampton) and the job was done 57 years ago. Three Pay Gas Tax Fines Four persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court tills week as a result of violations. Three, John Speake, Athens, Tex., Glenn A. Immel, Dixon, 111., and Lloyd W. Saatoff, Burt, were fined for violation of the state motor fuel law, each paying $10 and costs. They were In the other matter, Gordon Dudding, Algona, was fined $25 and costs for intoxication. Minister Unhurt In Plane Mishap A Pocahontas minister, Rev. Lee Corey, luckily escaped injury in an airplane accident at the Algona airport about 10:30 a. m. Tuesday. Rev. Corey, who was flying his own Piper Tri-Pacer to Algona for a meeting, attempted to land on the north-south runway at the east edge of the air field downwind - and the wind was so strong the plane touched only the last 50-feet of the grass runway. The plane then slammed through the airport fence, caromed across highway 18, knocked down a portion of fence surrounding a corn field on the Fred Kent-Marvin Clement farm north of the highway, cut a swath through the maturing corn and landed 150- feet beyond the fence row, upside down. Rev. Corey wound up hanging by his seat belt inside the plane and didn't receive a scratch. He was alone in the aircraft at the time of the mishap. Neither Rev. Corey nor Wayne Johnson, airport manager, had any idea just how much damage resulted to the craft, which wound up on its back facing south. (UDM Polaroid Photo) Former Burt Pastor Dies At Ft. Dodge BURT - Final rites were held at Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge, Oct. 1 for Rev. George Eggleston who died there Sept. 29. Burial was at Vinton. Rev. Eggleston was pastor at the Burt Methodist church fjom 1912 to 1915. He and his wife attended the Diamond Jubilee of the Burt church last October and Rev. Eggleston, then 91 years of age, spoke and also rendered a vocal solo. Algona State Host To VFW Fall Pow Wow Algona will be host Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 8, 9 and 10, to the Iowa Department of the V. F. W. for the annual state Pow-Wow. Members look forward to an outstanding program. Featured speakers will include Franklin "Zip" Koons of Swea City, a veteran of the Dieppe raid in World War n, and Gene Needles, director of the Iowa Liquor Control Commission. This event is tantamount to a state conclave, as the organization holds an animal state convention and a Pow-Wow each year. A social hour and dance at the Algona V. F. W. Post Home will start at 9 p. m. Friday evening. Committee meetings as designated by the Department Commander, Dan G. Messerli of Audubon, will be called. Registration will start at 8 a. m. on Saturday, with a Council of Administration meeting scheduled for 9 a. m. that morning. The general program will be opened at 1:30 p. m. at the Post Home by Earl L. Berg of Swea City, Junior Vice-Commander and Pow-Wow chairman. Following will be an address by the Department Commander, Dan Messerli. Department Senior Vice-Commander, Louis Buysen of Audubon, membership chairman, will give a brief talk. At 2 p. m. Director Needles will talk on liquor law enforcement as it pertains to club regulations. His talk will be followed by a fifteen minute recess, after which Iowa Judge-Advocate Mark D. Buchheit of West Union will talk on parliamentary proceedings and practices. Leo Immerfall, Kossuth county assessor, will talk on the Soldier's Exemption and the Veterans Organizations' property exempt status. "Zip" Koons of Swea City, member of the Kossuth county 9:00 P.M. 8:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M. 1:30 P.M. Schedule: 7:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M. POW-WOW PROGRAM Friday—October 8 Social Hour and Dance Post Home (Committee meetings a a designated by the Department Commander) Saturday—October 9 -All Day—Registration Poet Home Council of Adminlatration Meeting Pout Home General Program poat Home 1:30—Opening Ceremonies Pow-Wow Chmn., Earl L. Berg 1:36—Address Dept. Commander, Dan Mesaerli 1:50—Membership Booster Dept. Sr. Vice, Louis Boysen 2:00—Club Regulations Gene Needles, Director Liquor Control Commission 2:30—Recess 2:46—Parliamentary Proceedings, etc Judge Advocate Buchheit 2:46—Parliamentary Proceedures, etc.—Judge Advocate Buchheit 3 :00—Soldier's Exemption & Veterans Organizations Property Exempt Status Leo Immerfall, Assessor 3:16—Selective Service Laws Franklin M. "Zlpp" Koons Koaauth County Board 3 :36—Rehabilitation Dept Service Officer, Wayne Rom Asst. S.O., Ray Abbott 4 :00—Address National Representative 4 :16— Adjourn Banquet—V.F.VV. and Auxiliary Post Home Dance Sunday—October 10 10:00 A.M. Joint Session board, will speak on selective service procedures at 3:15 p. m. His speech will be followed by brief talks by Quarter-Master Adjutant and Service Officer Wayne Rom and Assistant Service Officer Ray Abbott of Des Moines. The National Representative will speak on V. F. W. programs on the national level. He is Curtis Jewell, Assistant General of National Headquarters. A banquet for the members of the V. F. W. and its Auxiliary and guests will start at 7 p. m. with Dr. Daniel Shey as master of ceremonies. It will be folio wed by a dance. Attending the banquet will be Howard Schoonover of Eagle Grove, department commander of the Spanish American War veterans. A joint session will take place Sunday morning at Algona V. F. W. Post Home, starting at 10 a. m. Commander of the local V. F. W. Post is Wayne Goodman, who is also local general chairman of the event. Reservations chairman is Jim Kelly. At last reports, many res- Poat Home ervations have already come in, and several hundred guests are expected, between 300 and 400. Mrs. Luella Wolf, who heads the local auxiliary, is local general chairman of the ladies' activities. Mrs. Frances Harmon of Omaha, national chief of staff and national representative for the auxiliary will attend, as will Mrs. Luella Schmidt of Schaller, chairman of the ladies' Pow-Wow. New Alarm bURT - Members of Burt v olunteer Fire Dept. will be testing a new fire alarm system at 6:30 p. m. Thursday. Fire Chief Walter Steward said there will be a series of possibly three alarms and wishes to let the people know that these are only tests and not fires. Dies Wednesday Joe Medin, a long-time resident of this area, died at the Good Samaritan home here early Wednesday morning. At press time, rites tor him were pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel here.

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