The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 21, 1965 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . ClM» Plctum - Men News - Blggtit Circulollon aigonn Upper JDcs illoincs 5 8 8ec<on ? n £! ass "? att e r at the bostofflce at Aljfona Iowa Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March a. 1879 AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1965 Cattle Barn Is Destroyed By Fire, Bancroft BANCROFT - A large cattle barn on the Peter Rolling farm, five miles northwest of here was destroyed by fire about 3:30 p. m. Saturday. Firemen from Bancroft and Swea City were called to the scene to fight the blaze, which was out of control when they arrived, but most other buildings on the place escaped damage. A crib full of corn was slightly damaged and water was poured on the oilo to keep it from burning. Firemen also made sure the flames did not spread to the home. A daughter of the Rollings looked from the house and saw the barn burst into flames. Firemen were notified at once. All livestock were removed from the barn without loss, but a large amount of hay, feed and milking equipment were destroyed. The Rollings have a large dairy herd. Cause of the blaze is not known, and there has been no estimate of damage. Hold Rites At Wesley For Rev. Carlsson Rev. Percy G. Carlsson, 62, Evangelical Free church pastor at Wesley, died Wednesday at Hancock County Memorial hospital,- Britt. He had been a patient there since suffering a heart attack a week earlier. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Blake Funeral Home, Wesley. Officiating were Rev. Carl Linde and the Rev. Harold Friesen, both of Des Moines, and Rev. MUo Lindell of Ames. Burial was at Evergreen cemetery, Wesley. Rev. Carlsson came to Wesley in 1954 and had since been pastor of the Evangelical Free church in Wesley and of Upper Flat Evangelical Free church, a rural congregation. He is survived by his wife, Esther, one son, Dr. P. Allan Carlsson of Lexington, Va.; and one brother, Winston Carlsson of Zephyr Cove, Nev. Car Fire The Algona fire department answered a call at 10:24 Friday morning to a car fire across the street south of the courthouse. The 1962 Chevrolet, owned by Dennis Leo West of Wesley, was parked. When the driver, whose name is unknown, returned and started the car, it back-fired. The carburetor caught fire, and was flaming when the hood was opened, Ralph Elbert, fire chief, estimates the damage at approximately $125, to replace the carburetor and repaint the scorched hood, Using an extinguisher, the department had the fire out within a few minutes, 12 Tabloid Page* VOL. 100 NO. 95 Graveside Rites For Wagner Infant Here Graveside rites for James William Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Wagner, Algona, were held Sunday afternoon at Calvary cemetery, Algona, with Father James Bruch officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The baby was born Saturday at St. Ann hospital and lived about an hour. Besides his parents, survivors include three brothers and a sister. Tuesday Rites At St. Joe For Mrs. Reding Funeral services for Mrs. John Reding, 72, St. Joe, were held at 10 a. m. today (Tuesday) in St. Joseph's church there, with Fr. Leo Schumacher officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Steven, Michael, Larry and William Reding, Tom Wagner and Howard Frideres. Mrs. Reding died Saturday evening at St. Ann hospital. Elizabeth Wagner, daughter of John and Lucy Schumacher Wagner, was born May 16, 1893atSt. Joe. She married John Reding there April 20, 1920 and was a charter member of the C.D.A. at St. Joe. Survivors include her husband, five sons, Delmar, Algona, Maurice and Edward, Irvington, Donald, St. Joe, and Marvin, Livermore ; two daughters, Mrs. Don Illg, St. Joe, and Sister Mary Madline, Dubuque; a sister, Annie (Mrs. Nick Reding), Algona; four brothers, Ted Wagner, Livermore, George > Sylvester and Orville Wagner, St. Joe; and 33 grandchildren.. Naffziger And Keith To Nat'l F-B Meeting Wayne Keith, Algona, and State Farm Bureau Vice-President; and Harry Naffziger, Kossuth County Farm Bureau voting delegate, were named to represent the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation at the American Farm Bureau Convention in Chicago on Dec, 12-15th, Seven other delegates were also named throughout the state, Attending from Kossuth were: Mrs, Randall Clark, chairman, Algona; Harry Naffziger, Lu- Verne; Steve Tjaden, Lakota; Mrs, Walter Campney, Burt; and Joe King, Algona, Others serving on the committee but unable to attend are; Paul Bernhard, Fenton, Mrs, Joseph Skow, Wesley; Mrs, Howard Raney, Algona; Lowell Underbakke, Ledyard;; Melvin Logeman, El« more, Minn, 3 Year Old Whittemore Girl Is Shot In Foot Finn NW Mayor Prexy Mayor Bill Finn of Algona was elected president of the Northwest Iowa Mayor's Association during a meeting of the organization Thursday at Sioux- city. He becomes the second Algona mayor to serve in that capacity. The late Mayor C. C. Shierk, one of the group's founders, was also first president in 1956. Since its beginning, the Association has grown to include 94 northwest Iowa cities and towns - and it is expected the total will go over 100 this year. Other officers are Ernest Carlberg, Holstein, Robert M. Dunlap, Orange City, John L. Evans, Storm Lake, and G. C. Whyte, Goldfield, all mayors, vice presidents, and Arie M. Verips, city clerk at Sioux Center, secretary. Immediate past president is Mayor G. H. Sondergaard of Spencer. The group meets monthly at various cities in the area. The meeting held here each June is Governor's Day, the only time the Association visits Algona each year. At Thursday's meeting, a round table discussion on possible projects for 1966 was held. (UDM Flashfoto) Jury Awards $38,504 In Damages, Turkey Matter Based on fraud, a district court jury found for the defendant in a counter claim of Lawrence I, Gisch, Jr. and against the plaintiff, International Milling Company, and fixed the sum at $38,504,19 plus interest at six percent from July 15,1962. The verdict by jury was brought in at 8;30 p. m. Thursday, This case had been heard originally in Algona when Judge Cooper gave a directed verdict for the plaintiff, Minnesota Milling Co,, Inc., against Lawrence I. Gisch and Nina M. Gisch, defendants. At that time, the defendants presented a counter claim for separate cause of action against the plaintiff, Super Sweet Feeds, a division of International Milling Co., Inc. The case was appealed to the Supreme Court of Iowa, which returned the case to the district court in a filing July 16, 1964, On Oct. 19, 1965, the Supreme Court filed an opinion "when (evidence) so considered, there was a case for jury," and reversed previous considerations and the case was remanded for trial. The case was considered by jury last week on evidence presented that Mr. Gisch had been given an understanding with the company that a chattel mortgage on equipment did not include a similar mortage on other personal and real properties in the agreement with the company. Sheila Rae Schultz, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schultz of Whittemore, escaped serious injury when a 22 high-caliber standard automatic pistol was discharged in the family car Saturday. She was treated by a local physician at St. Ann hospital and released. The bullet entered the sole of the left foot and lodged in the right hand door of the car. No bones were involved. Mrs. Schultz had taken the children to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Baker at Lone Rock, about 9:30 a. m. Saturday. In addition to Sheila, the other children are aged 7, 6, 4 and 2. She left the children in the car while she returned to her family's home on a last- minute errand. In addition to Sheila, two children were in the front seat and two in the back seat of the car. Mrs. Schultz heard the noise of the gun-shot and returned to find Sheila injured. She was then rushed to the hospital. Mr. Schultz, according to the report by Bill Easier, county conservation officer, keeps the pistol in the car in connection with his trapping hobby line. The pistol was under the front seat of the car. It was discharged from flat on the floor of the car. Theesfield Funeral Held, Fenton Church FENTON - Funeral services for John J. Theesfield, 76, formerly of Fenton, were held in the Methodist church there at 2 p. m. Friday^ with Rev. Russell Eldridge officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery and Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were James Sunde, Duane Nelson, Gary Zumach, Don Sykes, Leon Christensen and ErnesChristensen, Jr. Mr. Theesfield died Dec. 13 of Leukemia at his winter home in Mesz, Ariz. Mr. Theesfield was born April 15, 1889, atGillman,ni. He married the former Ella Saunders, who survives and the couple retired from Fenton to lola, Wis., two years ago. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Earl of Armstrong, and two daughters, Mrs, Alvin Zumach of Lake View, Iowa, and Mrs. Ernest Christensen of lola, Wis,, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Good Deed Set Algona Boy Scout troops 70 and 71 will assist area shoppers in local stores from 6 to 9 p. m, when they will offer to carry packages for anyone requesting help.

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