The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 7, 1965 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Ckar fidure* - Mora N*w» — Blggttl Ctrculotfwi Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa (50511), Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1965 14 Toblold fag*t VOL 100 NO. 91 Algona Postmaster Dies Employee Of Local Plant Is Overcome Don Ludwig, an employee of Weidenhoff Corporation, was taken to St. Ann hospital Thursday morning. Mr. Ludwig is one of four employed in the maintenance department of the boiler room of Weidenhoff. When he was overcome about 11:30 Thursday morning, an ambulance and the police department were called to the scene. Mr. Ludwig was taken to the hospital in the police car and is reported to be in good condition. None of the other men were affected. Mrs. Ludwig has been with her husband at the hospital and stated that his condition has improved considerably. Free Movie The Recreation Club of the Weidenhoff Corp. here is sponsoring a free movie for children of all ages from the area at the Algona Theatre Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 a. m. The movie '•Francis In The Haunted House" and cartoons will be featured. Several Fined This Week In Mayor's Court Fines were levied in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week against seven persons, including a pair of men from Bancroft who were charged with violations pertaining to ducks. Robert Blocker was fined $100 for over limit of ducks and Ray Goche, $10, illegal possession over limit of ducks. Others fined included Oscar Romer, Sr., Algona, $25, fighting; James M. Muller, Algona, $10, failing to have control; Betty J. Kirk, Minneapolis, $10, speeding; J. G. Graham, Burt, $10, gun magazine loaded in car on a public highway; and Phillip L. Thompson, Lone Rock, $5 stop sign. JayCees Need Toys; To Give Them To Needy The Algona JayCees plan to hold a Christmas party for needy children in the VFW hall here Dec. 19 - and need toys in good condition (or that can be repaired) as gifts for the guests. Anyone having toys that can be donated may deliver them to 5 East College street L-Rock Pair Wed 25 Years Mr, and Mrs. Frank Dreyer will observe their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house card party Saturday, Dec, 11, at 7:30 p. m, at the Legion hall in Lone Rock, All friends and "relatives are invited to attend, Gladys Tieraan and Frank Dreyer were married at the home of her parents Dec, 8, 1940 at Fenton, They farmed near Seneca for 3 years and have farmed the past 20 years south of Lone Rock, Hosts will be their children, David Dreyer, Oelwein, Mrs. John Hovey, Lone Rock, and Jayne at home, (Glenn's Studio Photo) Wade Sullivan Services Set Here Tuesday William Wade Sullivan, 61, well-known lifelong Algona resident and postmaster here for almost 31 years, died at 3 p. m. Saturday in St. Ann hospital where he had been taken Thursday evening suffering with a heart ailment. Mr. Sullivan, who announced his resignation as postmaster in the Oct. 19 issue of the Upper Des Moines, was to have held the position until Dec. 31. He and his wife flew to St. Louis late in November where he underwent tests given by a well-known heart specialist, and had returned to Algona only a few days before he became ill Thursday evening. His family, including his wife, Cecelia, and daughters, Molly (Mrs. W. B. MacDonald), Algona, and Sheila, Minneapolis, were with him when he died. Funeral services for Mr. Sullivan were to be held Tuesday morning, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a. m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial will be at Calvary cemetery here, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The body was taken to the Sullivan home Monday afternoon and a rosary said for him Monday night at 7:30. Pallbearers will be Hal Long, Lloyd Bohannon, Vernon Jensen, Leo Cassel, Lloyd Robinson and Joe Lynch. William Wade Sullivan, son of Judge John William and Essie Cordingly Sullivan, was born here Jan. 4, 1904. He was educated in the local schools and before graduation from Algona high school was an outstanding football player. He graduated in 1922, then attended Notre Dame University. Wade married Cecelia Kelly at Emmetsburg July 2, 1931, and he was later an employee of this newspaper as a reporter and advertising man, then served as a state scale inspector before becoming postmaster here, He was appointed to the postmaster post following the death of James McDonald, He was acting postmaster from Feb. 22, 1935 until being sworn in as regular postmaster in August the same year, The move to Algona 1 s new post office was made under him May 3, 1965. According to reports, Hal Long, assistant postmaster for the past eight years, will serve as acting postmaster until a successor to Mr. Sullivan is selected, Mr, Sullivan was an avid golfer and liked most sports. He also read much, and when he announced his retirement talked WADE SULLIVAN of the possibility of taking another trip to Ireland where he had relatives, and which he had visited a year ago this summer. Survivors include his wife, two daughters and a granddaughter, Heather Mary MacDonald. 12 Hogs Are Missing From Algona Farm Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst is investigating the disappearance of 12-200 pound Hampshire and black and white hogs from the Al Eischeid farm on highway 18 between Algona and Whittemore. The animals, which apparently have strayed or are stolen, got away sometime during the last three weeks in November. They were in a hog lot with many other animals, so it is not known when they disappeared. There have been several thefts of hogs reported in surrounding areas, including large quantities. It is not known if these were stolen or strayed. Case Continues The jury hearing the damage case in district court, Dougherty vs. Boyken, was adjourned Thursday and reported again Monday to continue the hearing. The complete petit jury was to report this morning (Tues.) at 10 a. m., .when a panel of jurors will be drawn to hear the next case, Runaway Car, No Driver, Here Saturday A runaway car, which went in reverse south on Thorington street here Saturday, failed to do any danage before it was stopped by John Jennings, who ran it down at the intersection of State and Thoringtpn streets. The vehicle, owned by a Mrs. Thul, had been parked, headed north, with the motor running, in front of the Nichols shoe shop. Somehow, it slipped into reverse and started its trip to-. ward State street, with Patrolman Tom Cogdall, who happened to be nearby, in pursuit on foot. The car went through the intersection with the green light and nearly struck some parked vehicles before Jennings climbed in and got it stopped. Guard Inspection According to Sgt. Robert Moritz, the general inspection of B Battery of the 194th Field Artillery of the Iowa National Guard will be conducted at the armory Jan. 6, rather than Jan. 13 as previously announced. The annual audit, originally set for Dec. 14, has been rescheduled to take place some time in March. The public will be invited to attend the evening phase of the general inspection. 15 Make Chicago Visit Fifteen Kossuth County people visited Chicago over the Thanksgiving weekend, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jensen, Lone Rock and Extension Assistant, Roger Hiemstra, accompanied twelve 4-H award winners. They are - Rodney Scuffham, Algona; Rodney Jensen, Lone Rock; Reuben Skow, Wesley; Richard Thomsen, Lakota; Harlan Metzger, Whittemore; Kenneth Richter, Burt; Linda Hoeppner, Lakota; Bonnie Crouch, Fenton; Janet Erpelding, Algona;Charlene Thilges, Bode; Linda Fritz, Wesley; and Lois Hunt, Algona. While in Chicago the group visited many points of interest including the International Livestock Exposition, the National Museum of Science and Industry and the Don McNeil Breakfast Club radio show. Mrs, Jensen appeared on the coast to coast radio show for an interview.

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