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Read it for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER Dick Shoenhalr of Bancroft, who with Don Welp of the Welp Hatchery at Bancroft recently made a business trip to the Orient, returned to find that you dare not turn your back ... in his absence he was elected mayor .of Bancroft by write-in. He had been serving temporarily to fill the vacancy after resignation of former mayor H. V. Clark, but had not sought election, nor was his name on the ballot. * * * One dentist in this area, a 1927 graduate of the dental school at the University of Iowa, would just as soon not fool around with statistics. While he was in dental school he sold 100 shares of General Motors stock to finance his education. Today, he has computed (which is something he now wishes he had not computed) that if he had held the 100 shares from 1927 through all the splits, etc. he would have stock today valued at 11/2 millions. You gotta fill a lot of cavities to come up with that kind of figure, don't you ? * * * Mr. and Mrs. Roy Christensen a short time back went to Iowa City to see their son,Dr,-Bob... next morning Dr. Bob suggested to his Dad that they pay a visit of inspection to University hospital, which was all right except that the first thing Dad knew they had him in a "nightie" and were giving him the full clinic checkup, an arrangement that Dr. Bob had neglected to mention. * * * Then there is the little bride who commented that she adored lying in bed and ringing the bell for the maid. Asked If she had a maid, she replied "No, but someone gave me a bell for a wedding present." * * * If you drive the route to the Twin Cities much you'll be interested to know that the stretch between St. Peter and LeSeuer, now being super-hlghwayed and the last link of A-l super highway to the Twin Cities from Mankato, is scheduled to be open sometime in December. * * * An ex-Fenton implement man, Clarence Trlggs, who operated an implement firm for about five years in Fenton sometime back, is heading a new industry moving to Belmond from Perry. It is the Triggs Mfg. Co., which rebuilds and produces new models of auxiliary equipment in the farm field. The firm had been at Perry for several years. * * * Up at Moorhead, Minn, last Saturday, the Moorhead State football game drew a crowd of 2,000 ., . across town a regional meeting of a major political party was held, attendance totaling 10 . .. political meetings don't have a chance in a competitive field with sports. * * * Then there is the generous fellow who gave his wife a check for $1,000 on their wedding anniversary . . , and added that if business was good next year, he'd sign it' * * * Garrigan high will not be on the 1966 football schedule of Mason City ... the Mohawks have booked Waterloo Columbus as a replacement after four straight years of Garrigan-M. C. contests, * * * If all the young ladies who turn up missing from the colleges of their choice and cause their parent$ untold worry and authorities untold troubles, only to be later found unharmed and missing because of some silly whim, were laid over someone's knee and application made of a good stout paddle, all of this nonsense might stop, * * * Famous Last Line - Cutting down on advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time, Slgona Upper Be* jWotnes ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflrc at AlRona. Iowa (50511), Nov. 1. 1832, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1965 14 PAGES VOL. 100 - NO. 85 Hand Mangled In Meat Grinder Farm Auction Time At Hand; 5 Dates Listed Farm auction sale time is again here, and several farm sale dates are now listed on the Upper Des Moines Farm Auction Calendar. Sales coming up are as follows: NOV. 17, WEDNESDAY Krosch and Bleess sale, east of Blue Earth on 16 to substation, then one north and 1/4 east. Offering 54 head Holstelns, machinery, etc. Sale details in this issue. Wagner & Wedel, auctioneers; Blue Earth State Bank, clerk. NOV 18, THURSDAY - Roy J. Parks sale, 1/2 east and 21/2 south of Cylinder. Machinery and equipment. Sale details In this UDM issue. Bensen & Clark are auctioneers; Cylinder State Bank, clerk. NOV. 29, MONDAY - John M. Miller estate sale, 3 1/2 miles east of Burt on blacktop. Complete farm auction sale. Details in near future. Quinn & Clark auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk. DEC. 10, FRIDAY - Ernie Fisher sale, 2 north and 3 west of Lone Rock. Regular farm auction. Sale details later. Quinn & Clark, auctioneers; Lone Rock Bank, clerk. DEC. 18, SATURDAY - V. C. Smith auction sale of 800 ewes, some machinery, other items. Sale details later. Sale will be held at the Algona Sales barn. Watch this newspaper for complete details. Sale date listings in this column are advised as soon as auctioneers and a date have been selected. It may prevent conflicts in dates. There is no charge for this sale date listing. Demo Women Of Kossuth Elect Officers The Kossuth County Democratic Women's club met Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Algona Hotel with Mrs. John Dole, Irvington, president, presiding. Special guest was Stanley L. Greigg, 6th District Congressman, who reported on achievements of the 89th Congress. Election of officers was held, and new officers are: President, Mrs. Flora Bradley, Bancroft; 1st Vice President, Mrs. Mary Oesterreicher, Titonka; 2nd Vice President, Mrs. Ruth Hurlburt, Swea City; Secretary, Mrs. Mary Kahler, Burt; and Treasurer, Mrs.Mary Gengler, Whittemore. 57 Good Neighbors Aid Portland Twp. Widow 3 Hurt In Car • Tractor Wreck Monday Patrolman Charles Bird investigated an accident Sunday at 1 a. m. at the east edge of Sexton, when a car hit a cow. Driver of the car was Grace A. Sargeant, 25, Minneapolis, who was traveling east on highway 18. The cow was owned by Charles P. McMahon of Sexton. Three women passengers and the driver escaped injury. There was an estimated $150 damage to the 1956 Chevelle. No charges were filed. Patrolman Bird, assisted by Larry Hudson, deputy sheriff, investigated a car-tractor accident Monday at 5:45 p. m. Hospitalized at a Fairmont hospital are the driver, Louis F. Boehne, 65, Fairmont, with a broken leg, his wife, 66, Laura Boehne, suffered a broken arm and lacerations. Another passenger in the car, Mrs. Asa Gardner, 62, Ceylon, Minn., suffered a fractured wrist and other undetermined injuries. All are listed in fair condition. The accident occurred 3 miles east of Swea City on highway 9 when Mr. Boehne came upon a tractor driven by William T. O'Donnell, 20, Lone Rock, and owned by Ed Bauer of Swea City. O'Donnell was thrown from the tractor, was shaken and bruised, but suffered no serious injuries. Both vehicles were going west and were considered a total loss. No charges were filed. A host of good neighbors, totaling 57 men, with at least 19 pickers and several picker-shellers, gathered at the farm ol Mrs. John M. Miller, in Portland twp., east of Burt, last Monday morning about .7 a. m. and by noon had nearly all of 140 acres of corn picked, and some shelled. It was one of the largest Good Neighbor gatherings ever witnessed in the county. Mr. Miller succumbed suddenly to a heart attack several weeks ago, at the age of 44. Pictured above are nearly all of the men who participated in the kind assistance to the Miller family. In the immediate front row in approximate position from left to right are Kent Trenary, Harold Becker, Roy Ringsdorf, John Harms, Ken Cook, Irving Elmers, Dennis Miller, Gary Huber, Tom Trenary and Russ Shipler. Behind them, approximately from left to right, are Roland Chaffee, A. L. Rasmussen, L. J. Fairbanks, Bob Wood, Stan Black, Bill Batt, Bill Trenary, Duane Mawdsley, Russell Parsons, Roscoe Stewart, Howard Sparks, Bill Christensen, John Smidt, Len Stenzel, Ted Hoover, Jr. Bob Lovstad, Roscoe Mawdsley, Jr., Ed Keith, Russell Patterson, Frank Becker, Roger Shipler, Wayne Christensen, Harris Harms, Jess Harms, Alvln Meyer, Charles Curtis, Boyd Shipler, Jack Trunkhill, Bert Johnson, Bernard Miller, Roger Scott, George Koestler. Vern Shipler, Stanley Larson, Eugene Jandl, Delmar Angus, Dick Cosgrove, Roscoe Mawdsley, Robert Angus, Ralph Carlson, Earl Shipler, Orie Petersen, Sumner Parsons and Earl Meier. Web Stewart, who also helped, was not present when the picture was taken, and if we have missed anyone or Incorrectly spelled a name, our apologies. Mrs. John Miller is also with the group. The Burt Bank and Ray Dremmel each donated fuel for the machines. The Miller family is moving into Burt from the farm the first ,of next month. Both pictures were taken by Burton Poundstone of Poundstone Studios in Algona. LuVerne Family Loses All In Disastrous Farm Fire A rural LuVerne family, the Jerry Schnetzers, lost their home and all of their possessions in a fire Sunday evening. Mr. Schnetzer found the shed which was attached to the house on fire when he finished chores at the Don Bormanns. He entered the smoke filled house to call the fire department and when he was unable to reach them went to a neighbors to make the call, On returning to the burning home he was unable to gain entrance from either door in an effort to save some of their possessions because of smoke and fire, The house was past saving when the fire department reached the scene; the tenant house on the Don Bormann farm is located about three miles north of LuVerne. Mrs, Schnetzer and the two boys, age 2 and 4 months, were in Renwick visiting her parents at the time of the fire. The family had moved from the Renwick area only 10 days ago. Everything they owned except the washing on the clothesline was burned, Any donations of money, clothing or furniture will be appreciated, Collection places for donations are the United Brethern church, Lawson Hardware, the building next to the Bank, all in LuVerne. In Algona, Tall Paul's will take donations. Divorce And Account Cases Filed When a crew of 57 or so men spend five hours on a blustery, cold November morning picking and shelling corn, they're pretty hungry by noon. But the women pictured above and others who donated food but were not present for the picture, had mountains of chicken, meat loaf, and all the trimmings ready for them when they reached the Portland Twp. Town Hall, where the noon meal was served. Pictured, seated, are Beula Batt, Thelma Cook with Tommy Herrick, Edith Jandl, Arlene Wood, Joann Carlson and Viola Becker. Standing, left to right - Maxine Angus, Donna Miller, Darlene Herrick, Marie Parsons, Grace Trenary, Sarah Stewart, Elizabeth Kennedy, Mrs. John Miller and Phyllis Miller. (Photo by Poundstone Studio) Two new cases were filed in district court here this week a divorce and an account matter, Judy K. Wubben, plaintiff, is seeking a divorce from Darrel D. Wubben, defendant, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married July 29,1960 at Titonka and have three small daughters. Thermogas Co., plaintiff, is seeking settlement of a $152.24 account with Jack Foster, defendant. Former Titonka Agent Passes TITONKA - Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Albert Lea for Fred Adamson. He had retired as Rock Island depot agent two years ago and moved to Albert Lea. He had served in Titonka more than 50 years. He died Sunday at Albert Lea. Parent*Teacher Conferences Friday, Nov, 12, parents from over 800 homes in the Algona Community School'District will be special guests of the teachers at the annual parent - teacher conference day, when regular school classes are dismissed to permit individual conferences, This is a time when all other business of the school is sus- pended to permit each parent to confer privately with the teachers on the progress of his son or daughter in school work. There are 823 homes represented in grades Kg-12 in the Algona Community School District - and each parent has been scheduled for a short conference at school. Coming in American Education Week, this contact with parents is a practice that has been in effect for many years in the local school. The week of Nov, 7-13 is observed all over the United States for special attention to the work and problems of the public schools. At Convention Sheriff Ralph Lindhorstandhis wife, Lavon, returned from Des Moines Tuesday night after attending the State Sheriff's Convention the preceding two days, Swanson Food To Take Over National Site Here Announcement was made Tuesday afternoon, in the office of Attorney H. W. Miller, by A. L, Swanson of Cherokee, that as of April 1, 1966, the Swanson Food Stores will assume rental, of the property owned by Jess Riddle, which has been occupied in recent years by the Council Oak Food Store and more recently by National Food. At the same time, it was announced by the men jointly that the floor space of the present building now occupied by National Food will be about doubled to 12,800 square feet, and a customer parking lot will be blacktopped in the area to the west of the enlarged structure. To provide more room, Mr. Riddle also announced his purchase of the home known as the Ralph Donovan home, which ground will become parking area. The house is on South Thorington adjacent to his other property. With Mr. Swanson as the contract was signed with Mr. and Mrs. Riddle, who have been here for some weeks from California where they now live, were Mr. Swanson's son, and three other company executives. The Swanson firm is at present operating 11 food stores, three of them in Minnesota, Stores are located at Estherville and Spencer in this immediate area. The signing of the contract culminated about two years of study, Mr. Swanson said. He added that he felt Algona was one of Iowa's finest small cities and was looking forward to entering the business field here. This is the second new grocery firm to select Algona as a site. Dunn's of Webster City is presently working on remodeling of the former Algona Produce building on North Phillips street. License To Wed One wedding license was issued tliis week at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson. It went to Dennis D. Dirks and Donna L. Sale, Nov. 9. 6-Year Old Injured in Hotel Mishap A 6-year old Algona boy, Dan Iblings, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Iblings, who manage the Coffee Shop at the Algona Hotel, lost most of his right hand as the result of a mishap in the kitchen of the hotel at 3 p. m. Tuesday. The boy and his mothfcr were rushed by McCullough ambulance to Mercy hospital at Ft. Dodge immediately after preliminary treatment by Dr. Dan Bray here. The trip took only 25 minutes. Exact details of the tragedy are not known. The food grinder in which the little boy v/as caught had been cleaned and was located in the kitchen area of the hotel. Dan managed to get some chicken livers and was apparently grinding them when his right had became entangled In the teeth of the grinder. Somehow, he managed to get the grinder turned off. His father, working In the coffee shop, heard him scream and rushed to his aid. It was impossible to get his hand out of the grinder at the hotel, so he was rushed, with the grinder still gripping his hand, to Dr. Bray's clinic nearly. Dr. Bray took a wrench and backed the grinder up so the remaining portion of the injured hand could be removed. According to the doctor, the little boy lost most of his right hand, except for the stub qf the hand and a portion of the thumb. There was no immediate report of his condition Wednesday. Garrigan Hosts 21 Parishes, CYO Meeting Approximately 150 members of the Catholic Youth Organization from 21 parishes of the Northeast Deanery of the Sioux City diocese attended a meeting at Garrigan high school Sunday, according to Mrs. Imelda Engesser, public relations chairman for St. Cecelia's. Moderator of a panel discussion was Father Nicholas Ruba, priest at St. Benedict. Chairman of the six-person panel was Steven Eischen of St. Benedict. Others on the panel included Steven Schuler of Whittemore, Corinne Bormann of St. Joe, Gary Loebig of Wesley, as well as Shirley Heimer and Mary Bray, both of Algona. Joseph Straub, local attorney, delivered the main afternoon speech, "Crossroads - Christ or the Wqrld?", with emphasis on charity. Members from Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Algona conducted group sessions on various topics. Following their individual sittings, they reported decisions later to the whole body of representatives. Father Peter Frisco of Garrigan conducted the Holy Hour. Main speaker at the banquet was Father Leo Schumacher of St. Joe, who used an actual incident of a real-life person as the basis for his talk. Will Install New Lights At Burt Soon BURT - The November meeting of the burt council was a very light one, in actual business contracted. In action taken by the board members on Monday night,, a building permit was issued to the K. & N. Farm Service Co., Burt, for constructing an anhydrous fertilizer storage tank City Engineer Ralph Johnston reported that the 12 new street lights had arrived and work would get underway in a day or so installing them.

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