The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 28, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 28, 1965
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Reod if for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER Politicians can be poetic ? Yes. Oliver S. Carlson, chairman of the Kossuth Republican central committee, last week sent a telegram to Senators Hickenlooper and Miller of Iowa which read: "Roses are red, violets are blue, stop repeal of 14-B, and Morrisey, too." Saturday he received a reply from Jack Miller which read: Violets are wilted, roses have bloomed, 14-B stays and Morrisey looks doomed." * * * It seems minor, but candidates for municipal office must have their nomination papers properly notarized. At Bancroft, Harry Holmes, a potential candidate, was disqualified for not having the proper notarization. It is also a situation where the incumbent mayor and council have declined to seek reelection. * * * Virg Smith is planning a December sale of some 800 ewes and his announcement' want ad stated that the "ewes will be bred to farrow" etc. Virg is convinced that the want ads are read . . .he's had a couple of dozen calls to inform him that ewes "lamb" and don't "farrow," a slight error by the UDM and not Mr. Smith. * * * In Minneapolis the Northwestern National Bank has bells that chime on the hour. A reporter tells the story of two men walking down the street as the bells began to chime. Said the first man: "Just listen to those bells, do you realize they aren't bells at all but an electronic device fed by a tape cut in Alabama?" Said the second man: "Eh? You'll have to talk louder - can't hear a thing count of those damn bells." * * * The Minnesota pheasant season opened last Saturday, and the pre-season pheasant count was way down . . i n northern Iowa there are also strong indications that the pheasant season here will uncover far fewer pheasants than in recent years. * * * It is usually possible, when buying new implements and where a balance is owing, to include an insurance policy on the buyer's life until completion of the purchase contract. Several months ago an area farmer bought implements and took out a policy along with it totaling $10,000. He succumbed suddenly and the Insurance policy in question will prove Godsend to the family. * * * How many long distance calls are made from Algona each day ? Well, our local NW Bell office says that an average of 3,200 long distance calls are made each 24 hours from Algona, and an additional 500 are dialed direct so we're learning how to do it. Monday and Wednesday are the busiest long distance days. Monica Storr, Bell's chief operator here, says the busiest hours are 9 to 11 a. m. and 8 p. m to 10 p. m, "Apparently some people don't know the lowest long distance rates now go into effect an hour earlier, at 8 p. m. on weekdays, and are in effect all day Sunday. Calls today represent an increase of over 25 percent with five years ago, * * * One interesting sidelight involves a recent long distance direct dial made by an Algona resident, who wound up talking to a stranger from New York City through a mistaken dialing ... he reports an interesting exchange of weather news and good natured comment with a totally unknown New Yorker. * * * Hmmm , . . let's see ... a grant of $506,700 to the Fort Podge area to "upgrade the employability of 180 persons in Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster and Wright counties." That breaks down to $2,810 each on the basis of 180 - bet they'd rather have the money in a government check. * * * Famous Last Line - ... and there is a flag on the play! ESTABLISHED 1865 Clem Elsbecker Rites Are Held At Bancroft Clem J. Elsbecker, 65, Bancroft, died early Saturday morn- ine at Holv Family hospital at Estherville. Death was from a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Elsbecker was born Feb. 16, 1900, at Dulmen, Germany, where he received his education, coming to the United States in 1925. He was married to Bertha Blocker April 14, 1931 at Bancroft and they farmed in the Bancroft area until retiring to town Sept. 1, 1964. Survivors include four sons and two daughters, Richard, Eugene, Phillip and Maurice, all of Bancroft, Mrs. Gerald Jergens of Algona, Mrs. Donald Hayden of Spencer; four sisters, Mrs. Regina Brebeck and Mrs. Elizabeth Buckman, both in Germany, and Sister Mary Louise Agnes and Sister Mary Josepha, both nursing nuns in Oslo, Norway. There are 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a. m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic church with Msgr. Joseph H. Schultes officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. Former Ledyard Woman Passes In California LEDYARD - Word was received hera this week of the death jO&s. Rose... JBashara, 83, North Hollywood, Calif. She died Oct. 19 following five days hospitalization and had not been in the best of health for a number of years suffering with a heart condition. Final rites were held at the Orthodox church in North Hollywood Friday. She is survived by one son, George of North Hollywood, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Joe Homsey of Armstrong. An infant daughter and one son, Charles of Ledyard, preceded her in death along with her parents one brother and two sisters. While she lived in Ledyard, she and her family operated a general merchandise store. Services Today At Titonka For Mrs. Nelson, 80 Mrs. Henry Nelson, 80, died about 4:30 a. m. Monday at the Heritage Home in Bancroft. She was born Oct. 18, 1885 at Forest City, Iowa and married Henry Nelson Aug. 4, 1909 at Titonka, The Nelsons have been residing at the rest home. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Elwood and Verle both of Titonka, Herbert of Sioux City, Iowa, two daughters, Mrs. Joe Wilhelmi of Story, Wyo. and Mrs. Lowell Jasper of Carpenter, la,, 19 grandchildren and three great - grandchildren, Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Titonka Methodist church with the Rev. Paul Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Township cemetery, Family services will be at 11 a. m. at the Barnes Funeral Home in Titonka. Uniform Sale A Girl Scout uniform sale will be held Nov, 6, 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., in the Bradley building, south of the courthouse, sponsored by the Senior Scouts of troop 423, Algona, To be included in the sale will be Brownie and Girl Scout uniforms, ties, belts and socks. All items must be marked with name and phone number and uniforms on hungers. Money or unsold items should be picked up at 4 p. m. that day. For further information, call 295-2040, Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Alenna AI Aj%ti* . " ~ Iowa. Nov. i. 1938. under Act of ConnrSSf ol• MSrchI.TsTO.' AlQQNA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1965 16 Pages VOL. 100 - NO. 81 Algona Kiwanis Club • 1937 Several times in recent years, this newspaper has presented photos from the past - giving readers a chance to help in the identification of persons pictured. Our staff studied the photo above and came up with quite a few, but not nearly all of the names. Many of the men shown, apparently members of the Kiwanis club here about 1937, are now deceased, but some still call Algona home and others undoubtedly live elsewhere. The boys in the first two rows will furnish most of the problems when identification is attempted. They must have been a group that was taking part in some sort of basketball program as at least one local high school coach at that time is in the photo. It's a lot of fun - have a try - you'll find it is like a game. Let us know if you come up with a majority of the names. Adults we've identified include, first row (seated), left to right, Burdette Agard, Antone Johnson, Paul Berger, Bob Harrington, Phil Kohlhaas, Joe- Lowe, Roy Bjustrom, Casey Loss and Alwin Huenhold. Second row, left to right, Chet Kurtz, Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer, Chet Williams, W. G. McCullough, 0. B. Laing, Dwayne Collins, Mr. Hoppe, E. W. Lusby, unknown, Ben Sorensen, Dr. M G Bourne, Dr. Karl Hoffman and Merlon Baker. Third row, left to right, Alf Kresensky, unknown, Milton Norton, J. F. Overmyer, Frank Kohlhaas, Dr. Schaap, Joe Greenberg, unknown, Chuck Lehman, Dr. C. C. Shierk, Bill Steele. T H Chrischilles and Judge G. W. Stillman. ' ' Back row, left to right, Harold Hutchins, BUI Barry, Sr., Al Borchardt, unknown, Fr. Ahmann, Charles Taylor, Dana Paxson and Duane Dewel. Among the mass of boys in the first two rows, not by row are Owen Nichols, Burns Nugent, Bill Pletch, Merle Conklin Bob Turner, Tom Kohlhaas, John Lee Stephens, Bob Kohlhaas, Tom Holmes, Walter Peterson, Boyd Granzow, Bill Fuller, Fritz Nielsen, Russ Thorpe, Bill Holdren, Dean and Don Sjogren and Gene Zender. Municipal Elections Next Tuesday New School Bus In Use On The Butterfly Route SEXTON - Even if you're too young to read, you can tell whether or not you're on the right bus. The new Algona public school bus is now in service and on the Sexton route, and perhaps the authorities .thought the Sexton area was a pretty flighty bunch. Anyway, the insignia on the new bus is a butterfly. So those not able yet to read or count over 10 can just know they're' on the right bus if it has a butterfly on the side, Painting Of 1855 Indian Raid Purchased Here The home-painted picture of the Maxwell Cabin Indian Raid, a product of art by Gary Kelley of Algona, first displayed at the 1965 County Fair by the Kossuth Historical Society, has been purchased by the Historical Society. The Security State Bank of Algona generously made a donation to its purchase and since the society does not have a place to display the painting at this time, it is now on display at the bank where it will remain until the Society has a proper place to house and display it. The Indian Raid in question took place in 1855 and is a part of Kossuth county history. The painting had been on display for the past 30 days at the Algona high school, and is available to others who might wish to use it for a short time. Contact Wm. Conn at the Security State Bank where arrangements can be made. Iowa State U. Symphony Here Sunday, Oct. 31 ILZA NIEMACK AMES, IOWA - Iowa State University's 71-member Symphony Orchestra will travel to Algona and Webster City for performances Oct. 31. Conducted by James Stroud, the Orchestra will give a 3 p. m. concert in the high school auditorium in Algona and perform at 8 p. m. in the Webster City high school auditorium. Soloist will be violinist Uza Niemack for Glazunov's "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra." Miss Niemack is an associate professor of music and instructor of violin at the University and a member of the Amati Trio, a chamber ensemble in residence. The concert program includes the "Festive Overture" by Shostakovich, "Symphony No. 93" by Haydn and "Circus" Algona Woman Bound Over On Check Charge Mrs, Kenneth Busch, Algona, was bound over to district court following preliminary hearing of a check charge in Justice Milton Norton's court here Monday. The woman was charged with passing a $25 check, written on the Iowa State Bank here and passed at Schultz Bros. The check was returned marked account closed. The criminal action was then filed in district court. One new case was filed in district court. Richard Ringsdorf, plaintiff, is seeking $1,500 damages from the city of Algona, defendant, claiming negligence by the latter resulted in that amount of damage to the basement of his home when water backed up from the sewer system Aug. 29, 1965. He seeks a judgment and trial by jury of the matter, Graveside Rites Graveside rites were held Oct. 25 at 10 a. m. at the Corwith cemetery for the stillborn child of Mr. and Mrs, Dale Johnson, born Oct. 22 at Hancock Memorial hospital, Britt. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barr, Algona, and the Albert Johnsons, Corwith. Man Charged Vernon D. Casler, 59, was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way following a 2-car collision at the intersection of Hall and College streets here at 12:08 p. m. Monday. His car and another, driven by Judith M. Schiltz, 20, Algona, collided, with damage estimated at $200 to each vehicle. City police investigated. One Council Contest, City Second Ward With only one contest looming (barring write-in activity), the city election here next Tuesday is not expected to attract an unusual number of voters to the polls, which open in the four wards at 8 a. m. They will remain open until 8 p. m. All candidates but one are incumbents. Phil Pfeffer, candidate for the council from second ward is the exception. He will oppose Jim Andreasen, incumbent, for that post. Mayor Bill Finn, first ward councilman Stan Muckey, third ward councilman Joe Elbert and councilmen-at-large Ken Peirce and Howard Miller are unopposed. Mayor Finn and Councilman Miller, if elected, will serve two year terms, while the rest are four year terms, Of the incumbents, Muckey has been a councilman since 1958 and Elbert and Peirce since 1959. Mayor Finn, who is completing his first full term, and Miller, named in June to replace Everett Baldus who moved to Fort Dodge, are the "youngsters" in the group. Elections similar to the one here next Tuesday are also being held in every other town in the county. A sample ballot here will be found in this newspaper Good Neighbors A number of neighbors and friends gathered at the Art Bleich farm, 4 1/2 miles northwest of Wesley Monday and completed work in the fields. Mrs. Bleich died suddenly at their home Oct. 17. Burt Lions To Host Children This Saturday BURT - Plans have been completed for the annual Lions Club Halloween party for Burt youngsters. The party will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Legion hall. Activities will begin at 7:30 p. m. with the judging of costumes. Prizes will be awarded in five different age groups. There will be games, treats and a movie. Commute in charge are Larry Holding, Larry Coney and Al Kloppen. Rites Pending Mrs. Marjorie Anderson, wife of A. M. Anderson, Algona, died at St. Ann hospital here Tuesday night. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time, but rites were pending at Me* Cullough Funeral Chapel here. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of this newspaper. Wed 25 Years BUHT - The children of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wiener will be hosts at an open house at the Burt Methodist church from 2 to 5 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 31, honoring tliu silver wedding of their parents. No written invitations are being sent, however Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Harms, Carole Sue Wiener and Mr. and Mrs. Hoger Ulses extend an invitation to all relatives and friends to help make this a memorable occasion. Two Licenses Two wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week. They went to Richard J. Thul and Sheryl J. HIUT ; and James Hayden, Jr. and Joan Byam, both Oct. 23. Kossuth Has 62 Enrolled At U. 0! Iowa IOWA CITY, I A. - Sixty-two young people from Kossuth, County are amont; this fall's record enrollment ufl6,355students at The Unversity of Iowa, Dean of Admissions DonaldE.Rhoades reported today. Resides exceeding the 1964 fall enrollment by 1,875, this year's total is 500 greater than the original estimate for this fall. With 3,414 freshmen this year compared with 2,933 last year, the University has experienced an enrollment increase every year since 1953 following the post-war low of 7,213 In 1962. Enrollment has now doubled from the 8,414 in 1954. The enrollment by home towns follows, with last names given first: Algona - Febles Manuel Angel, Franco Adolfo M., Benschoter Harriet J., Buchanan Glenn Carl, Colwell Gary Willis, Harmes Randolph T., Holcomb Robert A., Misbach Mary K., Passmore David Lee, Platt John Charles, Reid David Harlan, Salyer Kathryn 0., Smith Sharon Mae, Streit Charles C., Bode Allan Floyd, Raney Jerry Hugh, Anderson Joyce C., Benschoter Ruth M., Bourne William Mark, Chally Jodie Lynn, Downey Gerald R., Frideres Corene Kay, Geilenfeld Jane S., Henderson Pamela Sue, Higgins William P., Holt Betty Jane, Kain Patrick H., Kinden Jacqueline, Meyer Juanita Mae, Powell Terry James, Seger Ann Louise. Armstrong - Hypes Diane Rose. Bancroft - Clark Richard Harold, Garry Phillip, Diers William and Weber David Lee. Bode - Wagner Virginia. • Burt - Fries James Andrew and Carman Edward Leo. Fenton - Yager Don Craig, and Stoeber Wayne Edgar. Lakota - Becker Albert August, Becker Larry Henry, Cordes Wayne Gordon, Heetland Gerald and Tjaden Stanley. LuVerne - Denio Collyn Lynn and Quebe Mary Lee Darby. Swea City - Linde Ronald Larry, Peterson Ronald Lee, Johnson Sharon Kay, Martin John Robert and Roberts Steven. Titonka - Rike Dennis Allen. Wesley - Pfeffel Paul Edward and Ricke Joan Marie. Whittemore - Gengler Norma Jean, Gross Michael Paul, Kautsch Myron Albert, Maahs Edward Ralph, Streit Coletta Jean and Wirtz Judy Ann. Three Youths Fined $50 For Having Beer Three area youths, Loren L. Pesicka, Algona, Jason P. Hinrichsen, Swea City, and Ronald E, Weiland, Wesley, were fined $50 and costs each by Mayor Bill Finn after preliminary hearings of nharges of possession of beer as a minor against each here this week. David E. Smith, Burt, was fined $100 for making beer available to two minors; Gerald D, Hentges, Algona, was fined $10, for failing to enter a highway safely; George E, Minard, Algona, $10, stop sign; and Harold M. Batt, Algona, $15, speeding. An Algona man, John L. Elbert, waived preliminary hearing of an OMVI charge and was bound over to district court. Bond was set at $350 and furnished. Graveside Rites For Gales Baby Graveside rites were conducted Monday afternoon at 4:15 at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, St. Joe, for Mary Louise Gales, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Gales of St. Joe. The Rev. Leo Schumacher, pastor of St. Joseph's Parish, officiated, and the Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, had charge of arrangements. The buby died shortly a*cer birth last Saturday at St. Ann hospital, Algona. Besides her parents, she is survived by ser- oral brothers and sisters.

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