The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 21, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 21, 1965
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It's Salesman's Pancake Day Here Saturday BY RUSS WALLER Most of the football followers present at the Iowa-Minnesota game in Iowa City, Saturday, say they think the booing which received such wide publicity was not particularly intended for Gary Snook, the Iowa quarterback, but for Jerry Burns, the Iowa coach. Burns has not had an easy task in his job as head coach. He followed Evashevski right after the latter had completed a series of successful seasons, and at a time when recruiting efforts were curtailed by Big Ten edict in an effort to slow down the bidding for athletes by all schools. Football is a great competitive sport, and it is unfortunate that in the quest for victory, the "win or else" theory seems to be basic with so many otherwise sane fans. If college and university football is to be only a proving ground for the professional leagues, it is on the decline as a real sporting event. Pro football has captured the fancy of millions and is making the same amount for its owners and promoters, But in the process it has done no good for the college level - except to utilize the publicity from school years to enrich the promoters in the several playing years that follow, for the stars. * * * The crowd at the last game of the World Series, by the way, was about equal to the combined populations of Kossuth and Humboldt counties, every man, woman and child . . . and if you can't hit you can't win. * * * In the field of swimming, Doug Barr of Algona is one of 31 new members of the Iowa State University synchronized swimming club, the Naiads. * * * You may agree or disagree, but the Drew Pearson columns carried in this newspaper are well worth the few minutes it takes each issue to read them. Pearson is a controversial writer, but nobody can buy him, and he usually has some pretty accurate facts to back up his statements. He's not the most popular columnist among bureaucrats, however, as you can well understand after reading what he has to say. * * * Rumors seem to have a way 'of getting around even if they don't have a leg to stand on. * * * The Salesmen's Bureau of the Algona Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a "Salesmen's Pancake Day" on Saturday, October 23rd. The place Is the High School Annex lunchroom. Tickets are 75? for adults and 50? for children for all the pancakes you want, plus eggs, sausage, and coffee or milk. Serving is from 7 to 9:00 a. m. and 11 to 1 p. m. Proceeds will street decoration replaced, so ten decoration is a hi of the story book light poles with " 1 used to help pay for some new Christmas s. Some of our pole decorations nerd to be new decorations have been ordered. Kacli :f eight-foot high plastic Christmas toy soldier type. These will be interspersed on the street mi huge candy canes and silhouette Christmas trees. One half of the cost is being paid by the Algona Municipal Utilities, and the salesmen hope to be able to pay the other half. Your support is needed in the ticket sale. Everyone appreciates and likes our decorations at Christmastime. Algona decorations are very outstanding. Now eVeryone will have a chance to help make, them possible . . . and eat Read it for more NEWS - See it for bettor PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoftice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1902. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AlGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1965 12 Pages VOt. 100 - NO. 75 Set School Expansion Time Table; '66 Vote Turkey Suit Verdict Gets Court Reverse Our telephone jingled, Tuesday evening, 'and lo - a long distance call from Maine* where it seems that Mr. and Mrs. Tom Zender, ex-Algonans and readers . of this paper from their Cleveland abode, had just dined on Maine lobster as ' a guest .of the Maine Lobster Booster Chief, our brother. So long as he paid the bill, we'll have nothing more to say about Maine lobsters. * * * Gov, Hughes must be in Japan by this time, and along with 1 him' several newsmen. The group will also drop in on South Viet Nam for a brief stop, and on their return we can look forward to some "on the spot" reporting of what's going on over there, * * * A pessimist friend of ours defines econom'y as just a way of spending money without getting any fun out of it. • • , * * * There are a few brighter faces around the area these days, with the soybean crop out of the fields for the most part, after a few weeks of harvest-delaying rains. * * * The expression to "mind your P's and Q's" originated in old English taverns where a record was kept of the purchases by guests by tallying the pints and quarts consumed. * * * Famous Last Line - It's so nice to be nice, The Iowa Supreme Court, in decisions handed down Tuesday, reversed a decision from Kossuth county. A directed verdict of acquittal in a fraud action by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence I. Gisch of Algona against the International Milling Co., a verdict from Kossuth county, was reversed by the state high court. The opinion held there was a jury question whether assurances of a company representative that the Gischs would not be held personally liable under notes signed by them for turkeys and supplies, actually constituted fraud. The decision was 8-1. The company had sought to foreclose a chattel mortgage given by Gisch in 1961 to secure promissory notes for turkeys and supplies. Gisch in a counterclaim accused the company of fraud, saying he had been assured by the company representative that regardless of how the turkey operation came out, all Gisch could lose would be his turkeys and equipment. John Miller, Burt Farmer, Heart Victim BURT - John M. Miller, 45, prominent Burt farmer, died suddenly at his farm home east of Burt at 4:30 p. m. Tuesday. He succumbed to a heart attack. Funeral services for Mr. Miller were pending at press time at the McCullough Funeral Chapel here. Mr. Miller was born at Burt March 16, 1920, son of Earl and Jessie Cox Miller. He graduated from Burt high school in 193§ and was married to Betty • Jean Batt at Burt Aug. 30, 1948. 'They have farmed east of Burt • since that time, He served in the U, S, Army overseas during World War U. He was a member and officer of the Burt Presbyterian church, Mariners Club, Kossuth Lodge, was Worthy Patron of the Kossuth chapter of Eastern Star, was on the Burt school board and past' commander of the Burt VFW. He is survived by his wife; parents, who now live at Algona; 3 three daughters, Diane, Donna and Darlene, all at home; a 'son, Dennis, also at home; two brothers, Bernard Algona, and Paul, Lake City, Minn.; and a sister, Maybelline (Mrs. Raymond Lovstad), Burt. o Damage Case Settled Here Out Of Court A damage suit, Harris vs. Jergenson, was settled out of .district court here Tuesday and dismissed, Selection of jurors bad begun when attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants reached a settlement. Amount •of. the settlement is not known. A divorce was granted to Reta Alderyce from Elmer Alderyce in district court by Judge Richard Cooper this week. Cruel and inhuman treatment had been charged and the plaintiff, who asked no alimony, was granted custody of a minor child. The present term will end this week. There are no other jury matters on the docket. At a meeting of the Algona Community School Board of Education held Monday evening, a time schedule for the development of school expansion building plans leading up to a vote on a bond issue was outlined. Depending on how elaborate the final plans might be, the bond issue that will eventually come to a vote is estimated to exceed one million dollars. In November and December, study and consultations by the teaching staff on objectives curriculum, and facilities for the respective departments will be carried on. In January, a final review will be made, probably with consultants, for presentation to the board and architect. In February, an appointment of a citizens' committee will be made. In March and April, there will be architect consultations with the board and staff preparatory to preliminary plans and estimates. In May and June, final proposals and estimates will be made. In June circulation of petitions will be made, to be filed by July 1. The election would probably take place in July. Russell Guster presented a report of the activities of both the marching and concert bands, in which there is a total of approximately 320 students participating. Mrs. Guster who has been serving as assistant to her husband on a temporary basis, is now to be hired on a permanent basis, with maximum hours at 40 hours per week. Mr. Guster also presented a proposal for a Humanities course, embracing the various arts. The re-assignment of John Vint to high school golf coaching next spring was approved, with a salary increase of $150 per month, bringing his total salary to $5,660.87. He replaces Art Olson, who has been assigned to junior high sports. The financial report of the secretary for the month of September was approved. The board accepted the offer of the _ Security State Bank and will invest approximately $53,000 in the bank, rather than in government bonds. Approved was a resolution adopting a tax-sheltered annuity pension plan for faculty and employees, subject to the plan's meeting certain legal requirements. Peter Koppen, Lakota Farmer, Dies Saturday Peter K. Koppen, 79, lifelong Lakota area farmer, died Saturday of diabetes and complications at Buffalo Center hospital. He had been ill for three days. Mr. Koppen was born Nov. 14, 1885 at Lakota and received his education there. Feb. 21, 1911, he was married to Gertrude Becker at Algona and they farmed in the Lakota area ever since. She died in 1960. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Leo Koepple of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Dorothy at home, three sons, Irvin and Paul of Lakota and Maynard of Ft. Dodge, There are four brothers surviving, including Otto of Lakota, and two sisters, U grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were, held at 10 a. rn, Tuesday at the Ledyard Catholic church with Rev, Robert Thiele officiating. Burial was at Maple Hill cemetery at Lakota. 4 In Hospital After Crash 1R**$$ .*&?*.'1'.: •*% /-;! iw>#*m~**'-• *>• •-.-.« %'W** i:' ; i«v ;f'->.'c" ••: '>',;:& '•'] m Car Kipped Apart In Crash Cars involved in Monday morning's crash 4 1/2 miles south of Algona are shown above. Remains of the vehicle driven by Mrs. Garryl Householder are shown in the top photo, while the wreckage of a car driven by David Peterson are shown below. Wreckage from the Householder car was spread over a wide area as the auto was ripped apart in the collision. The area all the way from the back seat to the rear bumper was torn away as seen in the photo. The front of the Peterson auto was driven back several feet as it collided with the Householder car as the latter veered out of the south entrance of a bridge. (UDM Newsfotos by Don Smith) New Daughter Mr, and Mrs, Don Smith, Jr., Algona, became parents of their first daughter at 2:19 p, m. Tuesday when a baby was delivered at St. Ann hospital. The baby weighed 7 Ibs,, 12 1/4 oz,., and joins two brothers in the Smith family, Dan and Bill. Mr. Smith is news editor of the UDM. Bob Boldridge Hurt Bob, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Boldridge of Algona, was injured Saturday morning in aai auto accident in Des Moines. His car was demolished and he is a patient at Mercy hospital with a broken nose requiring surgery, cuts and facial lacerations. He was on his way to work at the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. \\iicn the accident happened. His c.'iidition was reported as ' satisfactory" Tuesday. Halloween Party Co-chairmen Ron Taylor and Mark Seeley announce that the Lkmir club annual Halloween r>vty will be held Oct. 30, at t 1 athletic field. More details ,,ill be in the next issue of the Upper Des Moines. Goetsch Reunion A reunion of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goetsch was held Sunday in the LuVerne Town Hall, with GO persons present. Henry Goetsch, Waterloo, was in charge of arrangements. Carl Goetsch, Algona, was elected chairman of the 1966 gathering. Mother, Baby Alive After Car Demolished A Whittemore mother and her four month old daughter and an Albert Lea, Minn, couple sustained varied injuries - but were considered fortunate to be alive after a grinding two-car crash near the bridge beside Squeeze Field 4 1/2 miles south of Algona on highway 169 at 10:15 a. m. Monday. Injured and rushed to St. Ann hospital for treatment were Patricia Ann (Mrs. Garryl) Householder, 26, Whittemore, fractured shoulder and facial lacerations; her baby daughter, Wendy, head concussion; David Peterson, 71, Albert Lea, facial lacerations, broken jaw and leg injury; and his wife, Grace, 67, facial lacerations and a broken left leg. Mrs. Householder and Wendy remain at St. Ann where they are being treated, while Mr. and Mrs, Peterson were transferred to a Mason City hospital for further treatment. Anyone seeing the vehicles, especially the one driven by Mrs. Householder, would find it difficult to understand how there could be any survivors. The Householder auto was literally torn apart, especially the rear half. The frame was stripped out, the rear deck dismantled from the rest of the auto and parts and debris littered the scene. Mrs. Householder and Wendy were headed south, and the Petersons were headed north at the time of the crash. The Householder auto evidently struck the northwest bridge abutment, careened on to the bridge, struck it again about halfway through, also on the west side, then came out the south bridge entrance. The Peterson auto, coming from the south, then collided with the already-damaged Householder vehicle about 75 feet south of the south bridge entrance. The Peterson car was spun around on the highway and wound up, with .its entire front end smashed in, headed southwest on its wheels. After impact, the Householder machine veered southwest, throwing Mrs. Householder and Wendy out, then slammed down a 12-foot en- bankment before landing on its top in the bottom of the ditch. • The car wound up about 110 feet from the point of impact. The pavement at the scene was spattered with oil and blood and parts and contents of the Householder car were widely scattered on the shoulder of the highway and in the ditch. At latest report, the injured were doing as well as can be expected. At St, Ann hospital the condition of the injured taken to Mason City was not available. Mr. and Mrs. Gail Towne of Algona, first persons to reach the scene of the accident, did what they could to aid the injured until authorities arrived. They could do nothing for Peterson until more help reached the scene, as he was pinned in his car for about 30 minutes. Gets 50 Years On Rape Count Lanny Lee Taute, 17, of Dakota City, la., was sentenced to 50 years in the State Mens Reformatory at Anamosa by District Judge Fred Hudson in Emmetsburg, Tuesday. A jury in district court last week found the youth guilty of rape involving a 19-year old Humboldt girl at a rural West Bend night club last April. Sheriff Dick Miller took the youth to Anamosa Tuesday.

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