The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 23, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 23, 1965
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Council Ups Nayor'sPay To $3,1 Read it for more NEWS - S*« it for better PICTURES - Use it for mor« BUSINESS I V f*9t(& I rvrt vt ^t / ItJ \\\\&>\+ igdua (upper The Algona city council met m regular session Wednesday •jvening and took care of several items of regular business. It adjourned to meet Saturday at 1:30 p, m, to study the wage scale of city employees. The DX Company was the successful bidder on supplying gasoline for the city in 1966, with a bid of »2020 cents net per gallon, Other bidders Included K & H Oil, ,205; Farm Service, ,2034; Don's Champlain, .2023; Standard Oil, ,2067; Mobile, .21; and Cities Service, .213, Bids were accepted on diesel Oil, with Farm Service successful bidder at ,1380 cents per gallon for #1 oil and .1094 for #2. The city uses approximately 500 gallons of #1 for heating and about 5,000 gallons of oil for running equipment. Other bidders included K & H, #2, at ,117; Don's Champlain, #1 at .1319 and #2 at .1219; Standard, #1 at .1211 and #2 at .1158; DX #1 at .131 and #2 at .121; Mobile, #1 at 1.13 and #2 at .1225; and Cities Service, #1 .133 and #2 at .123. The council authorized the city mechanic to purchase a Lincoln grease gun and a parts cleaner to be used in the street shed. It also authorized the transfer of $41,176 dollars from the light and water funds of the Utilities to the street department. Council also authorized the city clerk to destroy vouchers which are 7 years or older to make room in the vaults. This is approved by state law. The fire department was authorized to purchase 500 feet of 2 1/2 inch and 200 feet of 1/12 inch hose to be used by the department. Amended was an ordinance regarding the pay of the mayor, to increase the pay from $2700 to $3600 annually. The superintendent of public improvements was authorized to check sidewalks on the town in relation to the repair program One License One wedding license was issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week. It went to Robert Benson and Gay Gaustad, Dec. 20. ESTABLISHED 1863 totered M wcond clait matter at the poiteff let at Algona, town (80811). Nov. 1, IBM, under Act of Conirett of March 8. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1965 U Pa0«t _ J VOL. 100 NO. 96 John T. Dolan Of Swea City Dies At Burf John T. Dolan, 88, resident of Wilfair Haven in Burt the past 10 years, died of uremic poisoning Wednesday, He had been ailing about a week, He was born March 2, 1877 at Ft, Dodge, where he married Mary Crowley in 1902. She preceded him in death in 1938, The Dolans farmed in the Swea City area for 38 years. He retired in 1955 to the rest home, Surviving are a daughter, Veronica Dolan of Los Angeles, Calif., and two sons, Faber of Seattle, Wash,, and Robert of Ft. Dodge. A son, James, died in 1954. A sister, Kathryn Dolan of Ft. Dodge, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Final rites were held at 9:30 a. m. Friday at St. John'sCatho- lic church at Bancroft, with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's cemetery at Armstrong. , Garry Funeral Honje at Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. Six Pay Fines This Week In Mayor's Court Six persons paid fines following preliminary hearings in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week. They were: Patricia A. Householder, Whittemore, $10, failing to have control; Carl C. Knapp, Ringsted, $10, and William D.Specht, Algona, $20, speeding; Ray A. Lewis, Des Moines, $10, entering a through highway; Eleanor M. Stenzel, Burt, $5, no operator's license; and Emma M. Thul, Bode, $10, unattended vehicle. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Aliens Are To Register In The Next Month Robert C. Wilson of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service stated that the period within which aliens must report their adresses is almost at hand. The month of January has been set for the address reporting period. All aliens in the United States, with few exceptions, must report their addresses to the government during that period, Mr, Wilson said forms with which to make the report will be available at all post offices and offices of the Immigration ad Naturalization Service during the month of January, Mr. Wilson urges all aliens to comply with the reporting requirements, as willful failure to do so may lead to serious consequences. Samuel Egger Rites Are Hold Here Wednesday Samuel Egger, 75, Algona, a resident of Kossuth county for the past 40 years, died Tuesday at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Egger were held at 10 a. m. Wednesday in McCullough Funeral Chapel, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour of the Methodist church officiating. Burial followed at Laurel Hill cemetery, Irvington. Samual Egger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Egger, was born Aug. 15, 1890 at Odell, 111. He was married and later was employed by farmers in the Bancroft and Algona areas until an accident forced his retirement seven years ago, His wife preceded him in death. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Middleton, Bismark, N. D. , Mrs. Kate Smith and Mrs. Lena Brown, Pontlac, m., and Mrs. Barbara Lennan, Bloomington, HI. '30 - There Was A Winter Burt Schoo j Is Recipient, Honor Award F. Schumacher Passes; Funeral At Whittemore WHITTEMORE - Frank Schumacher, 73, lifelong resident of the Whittemore area, died following a lengthy Illness at St. Ann hospital at 10 a, m, Tuesday He had been ailing for the past year. Funeral services for Mr. Schumacher will be held In St, Paul Lutheran church at Whittemore at 1 p. m, Friday, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating, Burial will be in the cemetery there and Hyink Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Art Heidenwith, Wayne Elbert, John Marte, Harold Heinrich, Herb Zumach and Melvin Zumach. Born in Fenton township Aug. 10, 1892, Frank Schumacher was a son of Albert and Wilhelmlna Tietz Schumacher. He married Ida Ohm at Lotts Creek June 24, 1914 and they farmed In the area, later moving to Whittemore where he was employed as a handy man. Besides his wife, who is hospitalized at University hospital, Iowa City, Survivors include three sons, Ed, Algona, Harold, Whittemore, and Herman, Sioux Falls, S. D.: a daughter, Viola (Mrs. Bert Sherman) Lake Andes* S. D.; a brother, Emil, Fenton; and twd sisters, Lydia (Mrs. Herman Riggert), Lotts Creek, and Mrs. Helen Luedtke, Fenton. Christmas Here Not Expected To Be White Prospects for a white Christmas were dimmed here this week when weather forecasters pre• dieted there -would probably be no snow of consequence until after Dec. 25. At this time of year, however, snow is always a possibility. Christmas shoppers went about their business of early and last- minute shopping in weather that was about as fine as we can expect this late in December. The high during the period was 45 degrees Tuesday, while the low was 15 degrees Sunday. Here are the readings: Persons living in this area will long remember the tail end of the winter of 1964-65, when blizzards were a regular occurrance and snow reached depths probably not seen since another well- known winter - 1936! Now, 1936 certainly can lay claim to being one of the all-time greats - adverse weather-wise, The snow was probably the deepest ever registered here and the mercury dipped to points that threatened to run everyone out, The picture above, from the album of Harry Haase, Fenton, was snapped during the winter of '36 - and Mr. Haase was definitely a rugged individual, judging by his attire, a swim suit, cap and shoes, hardly enough protection against that ~36 degree temperature written on the card he is holding. Everyone hopes this winter will have no resemblance to those of last year and '36, but this photo and memories of the past certainly prove such weather can go into the books here. BURT - Dr. Arthur M. Barnes, professor of journalism, University of Iowa, representing the Alpha Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa, the liberal arts Scholastic Honor Society, awarded to the Burt school the Phi Betta Kappa high school scholarship award for Class 'B' Schools in Iowa for the year 1964-1965. The Burt school was one of the four schools selected for this honor. This award was established to recognize and honor those secondary schools whose graduates, because of their ^ excellent scholastic achievement, at the University, reflected the good work of the school from which they graduated, Dr. Barnes congratulated the students and their teachers for the high school being awarded the plaque for scholastic achievement, In receiving this award, in behalf of the Burt school, Principal Dean James commended the former students of the Burt school and challenged present students to achieve similar academic excellence, Minor Mishap Investigated At Wesley A minor mishap was investigated by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood at 2:10 p. m. Saturday at Wesley. Fortunately, no one was injured. Leon D, Gardner, 47, and Patricia A. Doughan, 22, both of Wesley, were drivers of the Ye- hides, The Gardner vehicle was headed west and the Doughan car was headed south at the time of the mishap. Gardner was charged with fail^ ing to yield the right-of-way and damage to the vehicles totaled $400. Dec. 16 Dec, 17 Dec.18 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 22 H L S 32 19 30 17 32 16 Tr. 37 15 Tr. 35 27 Tr. 45 19 - 24 7-Year Check Sentence, Parole, District Court Golden Wedding Honors, Harvey Grahams, Titonka TITONKA - Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Graham of Titonka, were honored on Sunday on their golden wedding anniversary at the Titonka Methodist church Fellowship hall. Mrs, Dennis Graham presided over the guest book at which 150 guests registered. A program was given at 2:30 with Mrs, Joe Boekelman as mistress of ceremonies. A grandson, Kenny Graham song, "How Great Thou Art," and two granddaughters, Cheryl Graham and Carol Boekelman sang, "Silent Night," Miss Judy DeBoer sang "Bless This House," Rev, Paul Hansen spoke and offered prayer. Refreshments were served with Mr, Graham's twin sisters, Mrs. Jake Godden and Mrs. Leo Fox of Algona, pouring and Mrs. Harvey Graham, Jr. and Mrs. Robert Ringsdorf cutting the cake. Friends and neighbors helped in the kitchen,. Mrs. Fred Jennings and Mrs. Donald Graham arranged the gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Graham were married on Dec, 22, 1915 at Titonka, Attendants were Mr. and Mrs, Wm. Speicher, who were present, All of the ten living brothers and sisters of Mr. Graham were here for the day. Guests, relatives and friends were here from Bancroft, Burt, Algona, Lime Springs, Mason City, Adel, and Fairmont, Minn. From . . . RUSS WALLER DON SMITH, JR. JACK PURCELL RUSS KELLEY JO WALDERA ARLA COWAN JANET BRAUN PAUL HALVERSON MID WALLER HARLAN STEBURG 2 Choirs To Dale . ^. M. Henriksen Funeral Held Ringsted Perform, 4-H Rally Night The 4-H junior and senior choirs will sing again this year at the annual 4-H Rally Night to be held Dec. 30 at 7 p. m. in the Algona high school auditorium. The Junior choir, under the direction of Roger Hiemstra, is comprised of the following eighth grade or below 4-H'ers from throughout the county: Marlene Vernia, Denise Montag, Connie Reding, Mary J. Schneider, Rose Mary Oliver, Mary Shoenhair, Marilyn Cherland, Marcy Diamond, Kathy Reding, Dawn Gustafson, Jean Ann Dodds, Dave Besch, Mark Reding, Janls Haag, Marian Frideres, Sandra Boehm, Patrice Bode, Norma Bode, Mary Bestenlehner, Rosemary Fortney, Cynthia Faber, Jane Reding, Zelda Meehlhause, Colleen Reding, Becky Tielebein, Edna Frideres, Emily Hoeppner, Kathy Lallier, Judy Taphorn, Barbara Andre, Louise Smith, Dixie Keith, Tom Kollasch, Doug Schenck, Steve Besch, Carrie Bergum, Judy Kollasch, Becky Cranston, Jean and Joan Reding, Mary Besch, Lee Dreyer, Linda Dogotch, The junior choir will be singing the Bold Fisherman, White Coral Bells and The Western Moon, The senior choir, under the direction of Mrs, Newton Coughenour, is comprised of Shirley Becker, Cathy Bergum,' Cheryl Cunningham, Patricia Dreyer, Linda Gardner, Linda Hoeppner, Francis Hildman, Bonita Kiilsholm, Pat Lewis, Rita Luedtke, Vicki McGuire, Kathy Murray, Larry Peter, Marilyn Roethler, Susan Smith, Jane Walker, Diane Bode, Patty Besch, Linda Dodds, Ann Fortney, Cathy Hatlestad, Arlene Heldorfer, Becky Jensen, Linda Kracht, Cindy Long, Tom Lynch, Anna Menz, Kathy Plathe, Marilyn Priester, Kathy Skow Carol Teeter, Judy Wolter, Judy Berger, Bob Boleneus, Susan Dodds, Sheila Frideres, Mary Hanover, Esther Hildman, Jill Jensen, Bob Krause, Alan Luedtke, Dick Lynch, Linda Meehlhause, Margaret Powers, Bridget Quinn, Helen Skow, Dean Teeter, Betty Wolter. One Newspaper There will be only one issue of the Upper Des Moines next week, the usual policy of this newspaper between the Christmas and New Years holidays^ Is The State's Prep Of Week Dale Teeter, Algona's high- scoring basketball slari'waBhoTi- ored Wednesday morning when he was named Prep of the Week in the Des Moines Register. The story included many personal statistics about Dale and sidelights on his career, which spans the past three years in football, baseball, track and basketball at AHS. All current statistics on Dale and his mates at Algona high will be found in another story in today's UDM. He is the third local athlete to be honored as Prep Of The Week in the past 13 years or so. S-City Diocesan Leader Course Is Dec. 29-31 The third annual leadership training course of outstanding junior and senior high school students of the Sioux City diocese will be held at the Holiday Inn, Sioux City, Dec. 29, 30 and 31. The course has been enlarged this year to accomodate 200 participants, representing 63 communities and 24 counties of the diocese. The program is an annual event sponsored by the Sioux City Diocesan CYO with Msgr, J. E. Tolan of Humboldt, director, assisted by Rev. Paul Alvey of Early, It is designed to provide three days of discussion sessions on leadership, outstanding speakers, plus a recreational program. Featured speaker of the three day course will be Rev. Joseph Freeman, Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Mo., a member of the faculty and instructor in social studies. Other speakers will include Bishop J. M. Mueller and the Rev. F, H. Greteman. Luncheon speakers will be Mrs. Frances Malone of Ft. Dodge, several college students and foreign exchange student Arturo Marina of Peru. Attending from Algona will be John Hamilton. «;:• s u 1 i s Marius C. H.enriksen, 76, Ringsted, died shortly after 7 p. m. at Holy Family hospital in Estherville. He had been hospitalized about a week with a heart ailment. He was born April 7, 1880 at Ringsted. Feb. 15, 1911 he married Andrea Andersen and the couple farmed in the Ringsted area until retirement and the fall of 1956 when they moved to Ringsted. Survivors are his wife, four sons, Clifford and Dr. LeRoy of Armstrong, Harvey of Fenton, Gerald of Reseda, Calif., and a daughter, Mrs. Marcus Longer man of Swea City, 18 grandchildren. There also are three brothers, Henry, Martin, and Fred, two sisters, Mrs. M. H, Petersen, Mrs. Jim Rasmussen, all of Ringsted, and a sister, Mrs. Thorval Knudson of New Underwood, S. D. Funeral services were held in St. John's Lutheran church in Ringsted with the Rev. Gordon Miller officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. George L. Spurgeon changed his plea from not guilty to guilty in district court here this week before Judge Fred M. Hudson and wa^ sentenced to seven years in the state penitentiary at Ft. Madison. He was then paroled to the State Board of Parole, pending good behavior, The original charge stemmed from false drawing and uttering of a bank check for $20. Appeal bond in the matter was set at $2,500 by the judge. Judge Hudson also granted a divorce to Florence A. Boever from Manferd M. Boever/ with usual stipulations. The defendant is not required to pay alimony to the plaintiff. Several new cases were filed, also in district court. Kermit L. Setchell, plaintiff, is seeking to petition to recover real estate from Russell L. and Darlene Shipler. According to the petition, the plaintiff sold the defendants real estate here Dec. 13, 1963 for $7,500 and it was to be paid for at the rate of $60 per month until settled. The plaintiff seeks a court order to vacate the premises and a judgment declaring he is the owner of said real estate. Beckord's Hatchery Is plaintiff in two account matters Walter Barr is defendant in one and the hatchery is seeking to settle an account for $220.57. Defendant in the second is ETdon Shaw, with the hatchery seeking to obtain $103.68. Estherville Concrete Products, Co., plaintiff is seeking to settle an account for $282.03 with Walter Lunn; and Harvey • E. aob&Bon,. plaintUt, Mtkfc to, obtain $160 for rental of a house trailer from Albert and Herb Chantland, defendants, in other new cases filed. Steal Batteries Fifteen Junk batteries were stolen from behind Percival's garage on South Phillips street here sometime between Saturday noon and Monday morning. Local police were called to investigate. Value of the batteries was placed at $30. Farm Auctions AUGUST F. STUDER will hold a complete closing out farm sale at the farm a mile west and three miles south of Wesley at 1 p. m. Tuesday, Dec. 28. A full line of machinery, 10 head of ewes and miscellaneous items will be featured. Auctioneers are Clete West and Rich Reiling and clerk is Exchange State Bank, Wesley. Complete details in today's UDM. Sale date listings In this column are advised as soon as auctioneers and a date have been selected. It may prevent conflicts in dates. Wed 40 Years o u n t t , H..K Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sankey of Britt, Iowa will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Jan. 2 with open house from 2 to 4 p. m. at First Lutheran church parlors, Britt. ^lieir son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sankey and nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ditsworth, will be hosts. No invitations are being sent, but all friends and relatives are invited to attend. Mr. and Mrs. Sankey are former Kossuth residents, but moved to the Briti vicinity in 1935.

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