The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 2, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 2, 1965
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Read it for mora NEWS - See it for b*ft«f PICTURES _ Use it for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER The whitns of fate - and real estate - Just cannot be figured out, Take the case of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Martin, They had the home they had been living in up for sale, on Potter's Bill, and also a new one built by Leon and the boys this summer. Then, after some weeks of advertising both of them, came a grand slam. Mrs. Martin sold the home they lived in and Leon sold the one he'd built, both in the same day. And now they're renting, at 204 South Minnesota. * * * What's this rumor ? Ladybird is coming to town to inspect beautification possibilities at the Algona City dump ? * * * Memo to an Emmetsburg housewife . .. It's time again to remember that you'll find the giblets and such in a little plastic bag' INSIDE of the fowl .. . take out before cooking 1 * * * We don't know how they'11 come out, but the Kossuth County Fathers have filed an objection to the State Tax Commission's order to the county assessor for a blanket boost of 20 percent on all farm buildings in the county. Seems that most of the other, counties receiving various boosts in valuations have done likewise ... it should be an active December in the offices of the State Tax Commission. * * * The Paul Pugsley and son farm in north Kossuth, near the Minnesota line, was sold recently for $440 per acre. John Stewart, Jr. was the winning bidder, and will farm the 160 acres.'himself. -..**..* After watching the Army-Navy football game on TV, Old Man Mose is of the opinion that the boys were playing with extreme caution . . . each team seemed willing to settle for a tie, which they did, 7-7. Well, it's better to be a live coward than a dead hero, they say. * * * Up at Armstrong, recently, the Masonic Lodge had a Past Masters night, but it was a small Algona reunion, also. Two of the living Past Masters are now Algona residents, Harry Yunge- berg and Curtis Haahr. * * * Over in the Cylinder area, the Gene Twait family of Depew (just over the Kossuth county line) received a flag in the mall that had flown over the nation's capitol, the result of a letter written by a grandmother on behalf of her grandchildren, to Congressman Stan Greigg, Mrs. George Twait wrote the letter, suggesting the flag 'would be a nice gift for the grandchildren, Delray, Jeffrey, Mark and Beth Ann, whose father Gene is a veteran of military service. A certificate came with the flag certifying that it had flown over the capitol, * * * A struggling author submitted his manuscript to a publisher, only to be told that the firm published only works by writers with well-known names, "Splendid", replied the young author, "My name's Smith I" * * * KOSSUTH COUNTY 1964 population - 24,850, June 30 Bank Deposits $23,355,306, 1964 Retail Sales - $25,953,200, Number of Farms, 1964 - 2,726 Living on Farms, 1964 - 11,237, Average Size Farm - 225 acres, (From Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Iowa), * * * Famous Last Line - (A Uttte girl to her brother at the table) "The more you don't like a thing the gooder it is for you," COIN AUCTION The Kossuth Coin Club is sponsoring a coin auction at their next meeting to be held pec, 9 at the City Hall, The auction will be open to the public. Jlotnes! ESTABLISHED 1865 n«i i21. set i on iU! ass malter at th * Potiofflce it Algona. Iowa (80811). Nov. 1. I932^_undtf Act of Confrew of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1965 18 Pages - 2 Sections VOL. 100 - NO. 90 Neighbors Help Vic Rochleau $60,000 Damage Suit Opens, Crash Aftermath Re-Elect Plumb President Of Fair Board Three directors of the Kossuth County Agricultural Assn. Fair Board were re-elected at the annual meeting of the organization held in the assembly room at the courthouse Monday. They include Fred Plumb of Lone Rock, Ben Anliker of West Bend and Harold Fischer of Swea City. Beryl Priebe of rural Alpona was nominated for the first-mentioned post and Mr. Plumb received the majority of the votes. There are nine members on the board, with three elected each year. Only 13 persons attended the meeting. Claude Seely, Vice-president, discussed proposals for erecting a new barn for hogs, with tentative plans for it to be about 200 square feet. To date, a tent has been rented and the .board feels that a permanent building would be more desirable. It would include stalls and facilities for housing hogs, as well as a show pavilion. Location of the proposed building has not yet been decided, and no action was taken on the project. Also discussed was the feasibility of moving dates for the County Fair up a week or two. Galen DeValois spoke briefly, as Extension director, on the projects of F. F. A. and 4-H, and Lois Busch, extension home economist, spoke of the projects of 4-H which were displayed in the armory. In an organizational meeting of the board, which followed the general meeting, present officers were re-elected. They include Fred Plumb, president; Claude Seely, vice-president; Vern L. McClure, secretary; and L. W. Nitchals, treasurer. Good Neighbors Aid Schullers The Cliff Schullers of the Whittemore - West Bend area appreciated a recent Good neighbor deed, when friends harvested their corn, Mr, Schuller recently returned home from a long hospitalization, Lending a helping hand were Ted Bonnstetter, Eli Gerber, Ernie Frieden, George Thatcher, Shirley Doty, Orval Fuchsen, Paul Bonnstetter and Larry Bonnstetter, Dr. Richardson To High Position Or, Clarence C, Richardsonj some years ago pastor of the Algona Presbyterian church, has been appointed to a national office in th United Presbyterian church of America, and will work in New York at the general offices of the church. Since 1964 he has been vice president for development of Buena Vista College, and* also served pastorates in Storm Lake and Chicago after leaving Algona, Vic Rochleau, who farms four miles southwest of Algona, entered Lutheran hospital the second week of November and had surgery two weeks later there for gallstones. Some of his friends and neighbors gathered at the farm Wed- 'nesday afternoon, Nov. 23, and plowed 25 acres of land for him. They are shown In the above photo, left to right, Ron Rochleau, Alfred Erickson, Dennis Olson, Ronald Sabin, Marvin Kollasch, Ray Metzen, Clarence Rochleau, Bert Olson and Harold Sabin. The men brought tractors and plows from surrounding farms to complete the job. Women who served lunch to them when the job was completed shortly after 4 p. m. were Mesdames Ronald Sabin, Dennis Olson, Bert Olson, William Leek and Vic Rochleau, and Mrs. Harold Sabin also furnished food. (UDM.Newsfoto) Roy Bjustrom, 33 Years In Business Mere, Dies ROY 0. BJUSTROM Roy 0. Bjustrom, an Algona business man since 1932, succumbed Monday evening to lingering ill health, at St. Ann hospital, where he had beenapatient for several weeks. He was 66 years of age, and would have been 67 on Dec, 29, In business here for the past 33 years, Mr. Bjustrom was widely known, and during the period of his business life was an active participant in numerous community activities. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Kiwanis Club, the Methodist church, and at various times held office in the Algona Country Club and Algona Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Bjustrom was born Dec. 29, 1898, in Hamilton county, a son of Mr, and Mrs, Andrew Bjustrom. His parents moved to the Lotts Creek area in 1915, where. they continued to farm, and where Roy and his brothers grew up, He attended the area schools and as a young man got into sales work, one being as a representative of Wallace's Farmer in the area, On Sept, 15, 1920, he was married to Florence Walker of Whittemore, at the home of her parents, and they made Kossuth county their home in the years that followed, In 1925, Roy established a general mercantile 'store at Hobarton, but after that small community west of Algona lost its creamery and other enterprises, he moved to Algona in 1932, where he entered the general appliance field in an old frame building on State Street, the same location as the occupied presently by-Bjustrom's three-story furniture store. Subsequently, the firm shifted from appliances to furniture, and after a next- door lot was acquired by Mr. Bjustrom, he built the present building. El health developed several years ago and he became semi-retired in the business. Surviving are his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Moulton (Dorothea), and four grandchildren, Kay, Susan, Phyllis and Mike Moulton. A son, Wayne Bjustrom, died in World War n, while in service in the Air Force. The plane on which he was a bomb• adier was lost in a raid on the Ploesti oil fields in the Balkans. Four brothers survive. They are Clifford of LuVerne, Milen of Algona, Quinten who lives north of Algona, and Cecil of Lotts Creek. Funeral services are set for 11 a. m, at the Algona Methodist church with Rev. Newton Coughenour officiating, McCullough's are in charge of arrangements, and burial will be in Riverview cemetery. Masonic rites were held Wednesday evening at the chapel. Pallbearers will be Dean Taylor, Ted Chrischilles, Robert Williams, Fred Diekmann, James Kolp and Wm. Finn. Honorary pallbearers are G. R. Cook, Charles LaBarre, Henry Johannesen, Lloyd Muckey, G. D. Shumway and Don Nelson. Algona Merchants Sponsor A Free Theatre Party The Algona Theatre has set the booking for the "Annual Merchants Christmas Theatre Party" sponsored by Algona Merchants. It will be on Thursday Dec. 16. A First Run showing of "Clarence, The Cross-eyed Lion" will be the attraction. This is a Top rating feature that will appeal to the whole family, The show will start at 1:30 p, m, and run continuously all day. Ticket^ for the free show can be obtained from the merchants with signs in windows inviting you to the FREE Chirst- mas showing, Hold Rites For Ezra Blanchard Here Wednesday Funeral services for Daniel Ezra Blanchard, 79, resident here for the past 30 years, were held at Church of the Nazarene Wednesday at 2 p. m, with Rev. Billy Goodpasture officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, with Mc^Cullough Funeral Chapel In '•" ' charge of arrangements. 'Mr. Blanchard died Monday at University hospital, Iowa City, where he had been a patient for about three weeks. Born at Coon Rapids, July 5, 1886, he was a son of Uriah and Lydia Newell Blanchard. He married Rose Warmbier Oct. 18, 1916 and she preceded him in death Dec. 5, 1944. He then married Laura Vande June 13, 1945 and she preceded him in death Dec. 22, 1964. He was a former service station operator and farmed near LuVerne before moving to Algona. He is survived by seven children, Clifford and Lavina (Mrs. Frank Mittlieder), Algona; Marilyn (Mrs. Ralph Schipull), Wesley; Howard, Mason City; lone (Mrs. Maurice Squire), Osage; Harold, Springfield, Mo.; and Daniel, Albuquerque, New Mex,; a brother, three sisters; four half -sisters; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Eight Couples Get Licenses To Wed Here Eight wedding licenses were issued here at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to: Nov. 24 - Joseph T. Rolling and Deborah S. Wetzel; Roger M. Batt and Beatrice M, Ricke; and Paul R, Dana and Shirley Schweitert, Nov. 26 - Jay E. Nuwash and Janice M, Butterfield; Richard L. Zeman and Eleanor R.Becker; and Dennis W, Guerdet and Virginia Gisch. Nov. 27 - Wallace J. Comstock and Mandolyn M. Esse. Nov. 30 - Dean Mittlieder and Sharon K. Helmers. 1800 Children Given Candy According to William Steele, secretary of the C. of C. Santa Glaus Day was a iiuge success. About 1800 sacks of candy were distributed to the children who came to Santa's house. Many mothers and grandmothers have since commented on the pleasure the children had from their visit with Santa, who recognized many of them after previous visits. Mr. Steele also stated that the Algona Theatre was filled to capacity for both of the movie showings Friday. Santa' ciaus will appear on the downtown streets at 1:30 p. m. each Saturday until Christmas. Algona Stores Will Be Open On These Nights DECEMBER * 1965 SUN MON TUE WED * THU SAT 14 Families Left For Xmas Adoption Council Talks Over Parking Problems Here Fourteen families are still available for adoption in the annual "Adopt a Family For Christmas" program sponsored by The Algona Upper DesMolnes with the cooperation of Marvel Immerfall, manager of the county relief office. Any interested group or individual is welcome and invited to adopt one or more families. Call either the Upper Des Molnes or Mrs. Immerfall, 295-2897, at the court house and make your wishes known as to which you would like to adopt. Here is the list at present: Family No. 1 - Man and wife and four children. Family No. 2 - Adopted by International Machinists Assn. and Aero-Space Workers. Family No. 3 - Adopted by the Episcopal church. Family No. 4 - Adopted by the Knights of Columbus. Family No. 5 - Man and wife with nine children, including new baby. Family No. 6 - Adopted by the Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 7 - Man and wife, 10 children, 2 1/2 -16 years of age. Family No. 8 - Adopted by Newcomers Club. Family No. 9 - Man and wife, five children, sickness depletes income. Family No. 10 - Man and wife, four children 5-14 years of age, Family No. 11 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 12 - Adopted by International Assn. of Machinists and Aero-Space Workers. Family No, 13 - Mother with four children, 3-12 years of age. Family No. 14 - Mother with son and daughter. Family No. 15 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No, 16 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No, 17 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 18 - Man and wife and 6 children, 4-16 years of age. Family No, 19 - Adopted by Newoomers Club, Family No. 20 - Adopted by Episcopal church. Family No. 21 - Adopted by International Machinists and Aero-Space Workers. Family No. 22 - Adopted by Newcomers Club. Family No. 23 - Man and wife and 10 children, 4-17 years of age. Family No. 24 - Widow and four children, 12-19 years of age. Family No. 25 - Mother and son, age 6. Family No. 26 - Man and wife and four children, youngest 9. Family No. 27 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 28 - Mother and four children, 2-13 years of age. Family No. 29 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church, Family No. 30 - Man and wife, five children, from 2 years up. Family No, 31 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 32 - Adopted by Jolly Neighbors Homemakers ,Club. Further information on sizes of clothing, etc., but not names of families, may be obtained by calling Mrs. Immerfall, In regular session of the city council Wednesday evening, City Clerk Dave Smith was authorized to make a regular annual report to the Iowa Highway Commission on the proposed streets program for 1966. The commission used this report as a basis for allotment ot load-use lands and other monies to the city. Smith was also authorized to request bids for gasoline and diesel oil for city use in 1966. Class "B" beer licenses were approved for the Algona Bowling Lanes and the American Legion. A cigarette permit was approved for the Algona Bowling Lanes. A request of Roy Burris, city mechanic, for a grease-gun and parts-cleaner was deferred for action later after the council has had an opportunity to study the matter. After Police Chief Al Boekelman requested permission to limit parking and put up no-parking signs in one area, council members discussed a number of areas where parked cars inhibit vision of drivers. Study is being made, and action will be taken in the future. An ordinance requiring a permit be secured in advance of erecting radio or television antennae, with the permit to be issued only after the city clerk is sure the antennae will meet certain requirements, was discussed. Also discussed were several other ordinances, with a decision to review them and make possible changes. Also discussed was the blanket liability insurance policy of the city, with further study indicated as to possibilities of coverage. Members of the council planned to visit the sewage treatment plant and the water and light plants, Saturday, with the tour starting at 1 p. m. Have Fight Two Algonans, Oscar Romer and Oscar Romer, Jr., father and son, were arrested, charged with fighting and lodged in jail here after a fracas in the alley behind Larry's Recreation at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday. The elder Romer sustained a cut nose in the fight, according to police officers. New JqyCee Head From three nominees, Algona JayCees were to elect a new president at a meeting Wednesday night. Nominees were Jim Chalstrom, Earl Parsons and Bob Post. Steve Ostrum left the city and the election is to fill the vacancy. Frank King is first vice president. Given Default Benjamin Thilges was granted a default for $240 from Ted and Bernadine Hilbert in district court here this week. Defendant Is Estate Of Titonka Man A district court jury began hearing testimony in a damage case, Roger Dougherty, vs. Edward Boyken, administrator of the estate of Gerhard Bruns, Tuesday morning here. Judge Fred M. Hudson is presiding during the new term of court. Jurors selected Monday include Ivy Simmons, Bill Goetz Emily Eisenmann, Raymond Paulson, LaVonne Eisenbarth, Gwen Harris, Dan Foley, Clara Thul, Ruth Guderian, Helen Gross, Irene Carlson and Ceclle Ann Norton, with Elizabeth Degan, alternate. The plaintiff in the matter sustained alleged serious injuries in a crash near Garner in which Mr. Bruns and his brother met death. A total of $60,000 is asked. Henry Bruns, 76, brother of Gerhard Bruns, 71, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred two miles west of Garner on highway 18 at 8 a.m. July 7, 1964. Gerhard died of severe injuries 10 hours later in a Mason City hospital. The car driven by Gerhard Bruns was headed east and an auto driven by Dougherty, 21, Chariton, was headed west. The vehicles collided head-on according to investigators. Both vehicles were totally demolished and it took 45 minutes to get Gerhard Bruns out of the wreckage so he could be taken to the hospital. Dougherty was also hospitalized for treatment of his injuries at Mason City. He was employed by a spraying firm between school years at Simpson College, Indianola. One new case was filed here this week. The State of Iowa and Iowa State Highway Commission, plaintiffs, are asking a mandatory injunction requiring the defendant, John E. Merrill, to remove an unauthorized access to a highway. Montgomery Funeral Held At Swea City James H. Montgomery, 86, retired county employee, died about 10;30 a. m. Monday at his home in Swea City after a lingering illness. He was born July 18, 1879 at Algona whej-e he was educated. He married Dena Walker Nov. 26, 1913 at Algona. The couple made their home in Swea City. Survivors include his wife, five sons, Edward of Dolliver, Keith of Spencer, Floyd and Allan of Swea City and Merlyn of Casper, ' Wyo., two daughters, Mrs, Kenneth Letcher of Alexandria, S. D. and Miss Lucille Montgomery of Wheaton, HI., three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Sam Welfair of Burt. Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the First Baptist church in Swea City, Rev. H. J. Crandall officiating. Burial was at the Harrison Township cemetery. Open House Lindsay Soft Water, 520 South Phillips street, Algona, will hold its annual open house appreciation day for patrons and friends this Friday, Dec. 3,from 9 a. m. to 9 p, m. O.vners Howard Miller and Don Deal have announced there will be free coffee and doughnuts and a free door prize, which will be awarded at day's end. At Custodial School Robert Devine attended u building supervisors meeting at Ames last week. He is custodian of the Algona school buildings.

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