The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 14, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 14, 1965
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BY RUSS WALLER * * * From ex-Algonan, Maurice McMahon, an enclosure from the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune showing Mrs. Lyn Anderson of Algona shooting out of the rough on a golf course near Brainerd, Minn. The odd portion of the story is that the golf course owner planted a hazard of sunflowers in a circle on one of the holes, a bit unusual in the way of golf hazards. Anderson himself Is also pictured; he found a golf ball in the sunflowers. * * * Herman Rachut Jr. of Burt was married Oct. 9 to Linda K. Ames in a ceremony at Lancaster, Ohio. The couple met while both were in the Peace Corps. They spent two years in Ethiopia as volunteers. Our congratulations. * * * On October 23 there will be a silver anniversary reunion on the Dakota Wesleyan campus at Mitchell, S. D. for the football squad of 1940. One of the members of the group is now a resident of Algona, Dr. Harry Kunkle, a federal veterinarian. Dr. Kunkle had his gridiron career cut somewhat short by World War n, which he entered after one year at the Mitchell university. After the war he completed his schooling at Iowa State, minus the football. * * * > By the time this is printed, ;it may be all over - but we ;hote with interest that a computer in Philadelphia was used : to determine that the Twins would : win the World Series. If the : Dodgers win, this may sound 'the death knell for all computers I ','."'. * *'* ','.< ,v Our recent comments on the /•jubject of lobsters - and Maine /•lobsters in particular - seems •to have no end of repercussion. ;From Augusta, the capitol of "Maine, a letter from the De- Apartment of Sea and Shore Fish- Aeries two pages long, extolling ;tjie Maine lobster, and maintain- •ing that the lobsters which are termed South African lobsters are in fact not lobsters at all, but crawfish. This may be so, and it may also bring rebuttals from South Africa, which would not surprise us too much. For our own part, however, we would just as soon have a South African lobster (or crayfish) tail as a Maine lobster claw, which is where the meat is in the latter. ,• Our Maine writer also comments on those who think the South African product is as good as the Maine variety, adding that they would probably prefer horse meat to beef. With the letter came four booklets: "How To Eat Maine Lobster," "How To Prepare Maine Lobster, " "Maine's Best Seafood Recipes," and "Maine's King Lobster," We are thinking of writing a book also, entitled "How To Pay For Maine Lobster." * * * And from our own "Grace" down in Florida, casting aside all talk of lobster, and informing us that Florida oysters are the greatest . . . luscious and big, says Grace, so bid that it takes only eight to make a dozen. Now we'll sit Dacx ana see if other oyster producing states have any comments, * * * The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once, * * * i We understand that Postmaster W, W, Sullivan of Algona i n s planning on retiring along about the first of the year, after some 30 years on the job, *** Our sympathy to that couple over in Wisconsin that stood in a line for four hours and when they got up to the window found they were in a lineup of applicants for hunting licenses, ijpt. marriage licenses. •;••• * * * •:' Famous Last Line «• I'd get a pair of those stretch pants except 1 don't think they'd gtretch enough, it for more NtWS Sre it for f rttor PICTURES Use it for more BUSINESS Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as scror.r! ,i.'--; rn.ittri at the rostoffjrr at Alcon i I >\v:i (50511), Nov 1, liiffi, under Act of Congrcrs of Marrh 3. t?•'•.' ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1965 14 PAGES '- 2 Sections VOL. 100 - NO. 77 Propose School Building Program • %^ • %*0 Named State Secretary An Algona high school junior, Connie Darbyshire, front,row, center, above, was elected State Secretary at the State Student Council Conference at Ames Monday. A total of 1,100 delegates were in attendance from all over the state.* Miss Darbyshire joins a group which includes only three other state officers from the local school, Cheryl VanderWaal, secretary in 1955, Joe Troutman^ president in 1954, and Tom Hutchison, president in 1957. All shown in the photo attended from Algona'high. They are front row, left to right, Barb -Knudsen, Miss Darbyshire and Phyllis Moulton, delegates; and bacR row,, left to right, Rich Black, delegate, Sue Moulton, North Central District President, Sana Svedeman, foreign exchange student, and Dan Merryman, State Cabinet Representative. They-were accompanied to Ames by James Andersen, local advisor and advisor to the North Central District. Sue Moulton presided over the -North Central District's caucus held on the Iowa State University's campus. The North Central District selected Rich Black as its nominee for state president and Connie Darbyshire for secretary. Rich Black, Phyllis Moulton, Barb Knudsen, and Connie Darbyshire also presented a panel discussion at the convention centering on how the student council can best serve the school. (AHS Polaroid Photo) Earl foothman y blrie »2| lrl Jurors Will Of Blirt, 85, Report Tuesday Dies Tuesday Earl Toothman, 85, retired Burt farmer, died Tuesday morning at the Good Samaritan Rest Home here. He was born in 1879 at Rudd, Iowa, and spent most of his adult life in the Burt area. His wife preceded him in death in 1955. A daughter, Mrs. H. R. Char^nd of Webster City, and gra-idoliildren, survive him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today (Thursday) at the Methodist church in Burt, with Garry Funeral Home handling arrangements. Nominate Three For Homecoming Queen, LuVerne Homecoming for LuVerne high has been set for Saturday, Nov. 13, and three candidates for Homecoming Queen have been nominated by balloting of the senior class. Nominees, all seniors, are Virginia Meyers, Jane Hanselman and Connie Sanford. The Homecoming Queen will be selected by vote at a later date and announced Homecoming night. Lone Rock Farm Fire Destroys 180 Bales Hay A flat rack wagon loaded with i80 bales of millet and soybean hay burned at 3:30 p, m, Monday on the Vern Smith farm, six miles northwest of Lone Rock, Smith said he had towed the load up to the farmyard before going to the field to plow. He thought sparks from the tractor may have ignited the bales, The Lone Rock fire department fought the blaze which also spread to a nearby corncrib. A district court recover judgment was awarded here this week to Herman V. Becker in the amount of $1,600, plus taxable costs of the court action. Mr. Becker, plaintiff, claimed he bought $1,600 in securities from the Southern Illinois Oil Producers et al, defendants, and that he received no income at all from them. The September term slowed considerably this week. Petit jurors will report again next Tuesday, Oct. 19, when a damage case, Harris vs. Jergenson, is slated to begin. The case is the result of injuries received in a crash near here in 1964. The jurors will not report prior to then. 180 At Menke Banquet, Bancroft With about 180 present, Deny Menke Day at Bancroft was observed last Saturday, climaxed by a banquet in the evening at St. John's hall. Congressman Stanley Greigg of Sioux City was guest speaker. Menke, member of the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves baseball team, spoke briefly, giving his thanks for the event in his honor. Account Case An account case was filed in district court here this week, with Marguerite M.Hayes,plain- tiff, seeking $278.85 in settlement for rent, food and groceries from Everett St. John,defendant, Pow Wow Success A total of 375 registrations were made at the VFW Pow Wow held here last weekend, with 280 attending the big banquet, a feature of the meeting. The turn-out was termed large and the get-together very successful. Shower Honor* Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Behrends were honored at a miscellaneous bridal shower Saturday night at the Presbyterian church in Lone Rock. Set Date For Hearing On Reorganization A public meeting and open hearing has been called for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the court house in Algona, in the matter of a school district reorganization that "would affect a large segment of Kossuth county from Bancroft north to Ledyard. The proposal is to merge the Bancroft Independent school district, a portion of the Grant Consolidated school area, the Greenwood Twp. school district, the Ramsey Twp. school district, and a portion of Springfield and Harrison townships 5 to become a part of the Ledyard Community School District. There are five school districts involved , Petitions have been presented to the County Board of Education in the matter, asking formation of the new and enlarged Ledyard district. The County Board of Education will conduct the hearing, Nov. 16. On the board are Wes Bartlett, chairman, C. R. Krantz, Ted Wallentine, Orville Thoreson and Wayne Smith. Objections to the reorganization, if any, must be made in writing in affidavit form and filed with A. M. Quintard, county supt. of schools, not later than noon, Nov. 16. The hearing will be held at 8 p.m. on Nov. 16. $100 Fine For Petty Larceny In Court Here A Mason City man, Francis Kurash, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of petty larceny in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week and was fined $100 and costs. He had been arrested earlier by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and returned here. The charge came following disappearance of some copper tubing from behind the Whittemore light plant recently, and Kurash also made restitution for the copper, besides paying the fine and costs. Three men paid $10 each for failing to yield the right-of-way in Finn's court. They were Eugene M. Ross, Algona, Robert D. Buhrow, Milford, and Duard F. Perdue, Swea City. George Vitzthum, Irvington, was fined $5 on a muffler charge. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Licenses To Wed Three wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to: Robert A. Ledlie and Mary J. McDonald, Oct. 8; Michael D. White and Sheryl A. Goetsch, Oct. 9; and Anthony Schiltz and Judith Wolf, Oct. 12. New 3-Year High, Grade _ _ „ _ . Addition Asked Cor P s To B| S Engineering Firm Young Algona Man From Peace A proposal to construct a new Algona three-year senior high school on the 38-acre site adjacent to tlie new athletic field, was included in a building program outlined by the Algona Community School Board of Education and Supt. 0. B. Laing and now under study by an architect hi red by the board. Also included in the building program under study is a proposal to add a unit to the Bertha Godfrey grade school, and to make adjustments structurally to convert the present high school into* a three-year junior high for'the seventh, eighth and freshman high school classes. Cliff Prall, an architect from Des Moines, was instructed to survey the school situation for the board. In making his announcement, Supt. Laing declared that there are insufficient elementary grades in the east section of Algona, hence the proposal to add to the Bertha Godfrey school, which was built in 1957. It handles kindergarten through the fifth grade at present. With regard to the junior- senior high, Supt. Laing said that there is at present inadequate gymnasium space, as well as in- iadequate shower andlocker room facilities. He said there were also problems of space for such .things as library, audio-visual, music and academic classroom work. No mention was made of a bond issue, but one would be necessary to finance a school expansion program of the scope that is now under study. In the school plant at present is the Third Ward school, built in 1898; the Bryant grade school built in 1898, added to in 1912, and again added to in 1957; the high school built in 1930; the Annex built in 1951; the Lucia Wallace grade school built in 1952; the Bertha Godfrey grade school built in 1957. The school system is at present renting two buildings adjacent to the high school, at a cost of about $5,000 a year rental, Supt. Laing said, in addition to costs of maintenance. Rites Thursday For Drowning Victim, Bancroft Funeral services for Gerald Hellman, 37, were to be held at Bancroft at St. John's Catholic church, this morning (Thursday), at 10:30 a. m. Father Maurice Krause will officiate with a military burial in the church cemetery. Garry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hellman was born Sept. 26, 1928, at Bancroft and was a graduate of St. John's Catholic School there. He never married. He farmed with his father, Florian Hellman, southeast of town. Survivors include his parents one brother, William, of Burt; five sisters, Mrs. Edward Foertsch and Mrs. Francis Erpelding, both of Burt, Sister Mary Lila, OSF, of Staceyville, la., Mrs. Alfred Julius of Lakota, and JoAnn at home. Pallbearers will be cousins. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion, having served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst stated Wednesday morning that he has received no report of a post mortem, which was conducted at Mason City on Gerald Hellman, 3V, Bancroft bachelor fanner. Mr. Hellman was found dead in four feet of water near north north end of Union Slough about 1 p. m. Sunday The sheriff has talked with .v-'veral persons about the matter since the body was discovered, uit so far nothing indicates anything other than a natural death. After two years duty with the Peace Corps as a teacher in Nigeria, and the only white person in a Nigerian community, it will be quite a switch for John Oakland of Algona. Last week he left for New York to take a position with the Bechtel Soybean Harvest Passes 50 Percent; Corn Next Kossuth county's crop outlook remains spotty, despite some cooperative weather during the month of October, according to the Extension office here. October's sunshine and virtual lack of rain has helped - but many areas of the county were more or less beyond help before the better weather arrived. These areas were behind the eight ball this spring due to flooding and yields seem to be disappointing, ranging from 10-25 bushels per acre. The lower yields prevail in areas where hail took a toll and insurance claims were numerous. Meanwhile, the corn outlook surpasses that of the beans. It is called good at present, but yields will vary greatly around Kossuth due to the crazy moisture and weather pattern during the 1965 growing season. Yields of corn will probably be down on the average. A few areas will report exceptional crops, while others, when figured on total acreage available, will be low. Some farms with, for example, 160 acres of corn ground, have only 130 acres planted, with other land under water too long this spring to bear a crop. This brings the over-all average down. Very little corn has been harvested yet, .r there's still too much moisture in it. Silage filling has been completed, and a lot of wet corn was used by farmers in the process. The temperature dipped to the lowest reading of the fall season here early Wednesday morning when the mercury dipped to 29 degrees - and early risers saw frost on the ground. A day earlier, the reading was 31 degrees, while the high during the period was 70 degrees Sunday and Monday. Slightly more than .02" of rain was registered during the week - and none the last five days. Here are the week's readings: Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 H L R 66 44 .02" 64 46 Tr. 65 37 70 37 70 39 64 31 29 All farmers are hoping for more sunshine and wind, which will dry the corn Two Autos Hit Bridges; One OMVI Charge Filed Edward E. Burrows, 41, Ledyard, escaped with minor injuries when the auto he was driving slammed into a bridge and rolled over 3 1/2 miles west of Elmore at 10:15 p. rn. Saturday. Headed west on the state line gravel road, the car apparently went out of control and hit the south side of the bridge. The car was termed a total wreck by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. In another car-bridge mishap, John H. McCaullej, 43, Manson, escaped injury when his auto hit the west side of the bridge a mile south of Algona on highway 169 at 6:20 p. rn. Saturday. McCaulley was charged with OMVI by patrolmanCharlesBird who investigated. At the time of the mishap, the Manson vehicle was headed south, meeting another vehicle, which was not involved in the crash. Damage to the auto was estimated at $3 00. Monday, at 11:15 p. rn., a convertible driven by Robert L. Ricke, 20, Wesley, struck the rear of a semi-trailer truck driven by Carl F. Eiartleson, 58, Clear Lake, three miles '.vest of Wesley on highway 18. A speed restriction charge was filed against Ricke by Sheriff Lindhorst who investigate'] and estimated damages to the car at $300 and to the truck at $50. Both vehicles were headed east at the time of the mishap. The car hit the-left rear of the truck. Ask 40,405 Grant Upper Des Momes Opportunity Inc., a four-county orgaiu/.a- tion in the "War mi Poverty" program, is applying for a federal grant to make an exploratory evaluative survey to obtain a current accurate picture of the needs of the area. The federal grant request is for $-iO,40i>, with an additional $4,835 to be provided in the area. Kossuth is one of the lour counties in the project. The $40,405 wuuM be used for the hiring of personnel, travel expenses, sett my up an office and other costs. The office will be in Emmetsburg, with the personnel to consist of a director, two assistant directors, a proiessional secretary and two clerk- typists. Twenty-live survey aides would also be hired to conduct a house-to-house survey in Palo Alto, Kossuth, Emmet and Puc- aliontas counties. Corporation in their petroleum refinery division. He is a 19G3 graduate of Iowa State University, which he attended after graduation from Algona high. His degree is in industrial engineering. John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Oakland, will be entering work with the world's largest engineering and contracting firm. While in the Peace Corps, his task in Nigeria was teaching high school physics and chemistry in a school with 300 pupils. During that interval, also, he worked with two young Nigerian men who are now taking over the classroom work where John left off when he returned home. He had some interesting comments to make as he reflected on his two years in interior Africa. He said that he felt hostility, if any, toward Americans, did not come from the rank and file of ordinary people, but was mainly centered with government officials and sometimes university students. The Peace Corps, while John was in Nigeria, had about 600 volunteers working in that country, in various ways, being paid $150 a month, out of which they paid their own living expenses. On their return, they also received the equivalent of $75 for each month they served, something to tide them over until they restarted a normal life back home. One of the first things John faced on his return was getting his income tax for the preceding three years worked out, and he discovered that of his total Peace Corps income, about 17 percent went back to the government via income tax. Without being critical, John also thought that it is unfortunate that the American image in foreign countries is too often a result of government officials and representatives who really do not mingle'with the people, but live in exclusive districts, have their own social groups, and drive around in high-priced American-made automobiles. To the ordinary person in these countries, this sign of affluence and superiority breeds antagonism toward the U. S. By contrast, Peace Corps members figure out some means of transportation of their own, and John's was a Honda motorbike. In thu accompanying picture John is seated between two of his students, typical of the young Nigeiians he taught. For the most part the young people have a desire to learn, and a willingness to be friends, once their suspicions and fears of a foreigner are eliminated. They liavu a keen interest in sports as v.ell, going strong for soccer, a reminder that this portion of Africa was once an English colony. John lias no regrets for the two years he spent with the Peace Corps, a liberal post graduate education in a way. He's traded his> motor luke for a new car, and is looking forward to application ol his university education with one of America's major corporations.

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