The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 1, 1966 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 1, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-TH6-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Clear Pictures - Mere News - Biggest Circulation Upper Be* ,„„ 3t flie postoffice st Algona Town 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. >>:•:•:::•:•:•:•:•: AIGONA, IOWA/TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1966 - 1* page* tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 8 Farm House Burns In 15 Below Cold •'•••••••vi'X'Xtttt*:.:.:.:.::::::;::^ ^^ w ~ ^VP ^gr m ^^ John Van Hise Rites Are Held At Whitfemore Funeral services for John Van Hlse, 83, Whittemore resident for many years, were held at 9:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) in St. Michael's Catholic church there, with Fr. Fransco officiating. Burial was at the parish cemetery and Hyink Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were James Geelan, Robert Gengler, Herman Vaudt, Joe Loebach, John Mosbach and Sylvester Elbert. Mr. Van Hise died Friday evening at St. Ann Hospital, Algona, following aJengthy illness. Born in Illinois, he later married Nan Butler, who preceded him in death. He was employed - at various Whittemore business places, and during recent years had been an employee of the pool hall at Whittemore. Only known survivor in this area is a nephew, Jim Butler, Whittemore. He also has a sister who survives. One Injured, One Charged, Local Mishaps One person was injured and another charged with a driving violation as the result of a pair of auto accidents here during the weekend. Injured was James F. McMahon, Algoni, who sustained a cut on the forehead when a car driven by Donald K.. Riedinger, 17, Algona, in which he was a passenger, collided with a/chicle driven by Lavonne M. Saiter, 19, Algona, at the intersection of Call and Jones streets at 9:45 a. m. Saturday. McMahon was treated by a local doctor. Miss Saiter was charged with an improper left turn by police who investigated. She reportedly was Winded by the exhaust vapor from another car. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $450. Sunday, at 10:40 a. m., cars driven by Norma J. Johnson, 37, and James R. Peterson, Jr., 17. both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Lucas and Church streets. The Johnson auto then skidded into a parked car owned by Louis W. Nitchals, Algona. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $300 and possible charges are pending further investigation by the police department, Divorce Granted Doris M. Hoist was granted a divorce from Leonard H, Hoist in district court here this week. One new case was filed. Claude .HansenV plaintiff, is seeking to settle "an account for $352,64 with Herb Radtke, defendant. Minus 26 Hits New Winter's Weather Low Twenty-six below, the coldest weather of the winter, hit Algona and area last Friday. Slightly moderating temperatures were in prospect for this week, but nothing that will cuase you to shed your insulated underwear and overcoats. The week's weather, KLGA reports, was as follows: HI LO S Jan. 26 24 -4 Tr. Jan. 27 7 -9 .5 Jan. 28 -12 -18 Jan. 29 -5 -26 Jan. 30 8 -18 Jan. 31 — _ No Sign Of Weidenhoff Strike Break The strike of employees at the Weidenhoff Corp. here neared the end of its first week with no visible signs of settlement. Weidenhoff officials said the next step would be up to the union, if at any time they desired to resume negotiations. A difference in wage proposals is the major trouble point between the company and union. No trouble of any kind had been reported in connection with the picketing of the plant entrance here on U. S. highway 18. Pickets faced the coldest weather of the winor, hitting 26 below, during their four-hour picket shifts. They have erected a windbreak and utilize a fuel oil stove behind the windbreak to keep warm, and also have access to a heated trailer parked nearby. Management and maintenance personnel are on duty at the plant, however, although actual work production lines are at a standstill. First Manager Algona Nursing Home Passes Herbert Lindquist, first manager of the Good Samaritan Home here, from 1958-1961, died Sunday morning at Mercy hospital, Mason City, where he had been taken for treatment recently. Funeral services for Mr. Lindquist will be held Wednesday at 1.-30 p, m, in the Trinity Lutheran church, Mason City, and burial will follow there. OrigiP'Uly from Indiana, Mr, Lindqui. ' was transferred to the Good Samaritan Home at Davenport from Algona, then to Osceola, Nebr, The family now lives at Mason city. He is survived by his wife, Leona, and three daughters, Susan, Polly and Sally, Friends' Autographs Help Family Of Six Ease Pain, 250 Stitches LoSCS Personal Belongings -.:.. There s nothing nice about recuperating from 250 stitches including having your arm in a cast. But if there could be, it's the fact that Mark Prieskorn, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Prieskorn of Algona, has a cast just removed from his arm which is covered solid with souvenir autographs from classmates and other friends who dropped in to see him. Mark and a glass door at Garrigan had a collision recently; the door won and in the process inflicted enough cuts on Mark's arm, hand and face so that the 250 stitches were required. After the first cast was removed, shown in the picture a second cast, not quite so heavy, replaced it. Mark isn't com- P ^ n l' K * he>11 te P artiall y la *d "P for a little while yet, although he did get back to school for part of two days last week His facial injuries seem to be mending quickly, but the hand and arm are going to take longer. He's a sophomore at Garrigan and was a regular on the fresh-soph basketball team, as well S? »V"?,x f ° r the SCh °° l paper ' tte Garrigan Star. (Photo by Matt Frankl) ' Cylinder Host To Six Bands Six schools from Palo Alto County will bring 225 band members to the Cylinder gym for a Band Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Guest director will be Ben Haigh, band director at Estherville. He was formerly at Pierce, Neb., and has had many outstanding high school bands. Also included in this year's program will be a guest solo drummer, Harold "Tex" Dean, South Clay band director. His swing and 59 On Garrigan Honor Roll 1st Semester The Garrigan high school honor roll for the first semester was announced last week, Fifty-nine students qualified, as follows: FRESHMEN; Mary Becker, Shirley Becker, Timothy Boekelman, Rebecca Bormann, LaVonne Dorweiler, Darreil Lentsch, Margaret Lickteig, Anne Loebach, Betty McGuire, stage band drumming experience has been wide and varied and he has played with many well-known bands. Students will have supper in the school lunch room and will be entertained with a concert by the Cylinder Cyclone Swing Band. A "sock hop" will follow. Starting time for the concert is 7:30 p. m. and schools participating will be Ayrshire, Cylinder, Mallard, Rodman, Ruthven and West Bend. Mary Kay Miller, Mark Muehe, Ruth Neppl, Norman Schneider, Pamela Simons and Judy Venteicher. SOPHOMORES: Bonita Dahlhauser, Mary Ann Eischen, Ronald Gilbride, Howard Kayser, Timothy Molacek and Patricia Scherer. JUNIORS: Judith Berger, Judith Besch, Rebecca Black, Kathleen Boudewyns, Ruth Cassel, Kathleen Crawford, Pwight Gilbride, nances Goecke, Esther Hildman, Jean Kayser,. Joan, Kohlhaas, Lynetta kafipe, Patricia McGuire, jan- ette Miller, Richard Muiler, Susan Nelson, Nora Nurre, Carol With the temperature at 15 degrees below zero, a farm family west of Fenton lost its home and all personal possessions except what was being worn at the time, in a fire that destroyed the Ray Ohrtman family farm home. The farm is located six miles west and 1 3/4 north of Fenton. The fire was discovered alwut 2:15 p. m. last Friday. Three fire departments raced through sub-zero cold, but on arrival could do nothing more than keep the fire from spreading and assist the family. Fire departments from Ringsted, Fenton and Cylinder responded to the call. One fireman, Stan Berkland of Fenton, required two stitches for a gash on his hand received as he went through a window into the burning home. Mrs. Ohrtman was home at the time and said that her son, Stewart, 5, told her he smelled smoke. She discovered the fire, and about the same time a passing fuel oil truck spotted smoke coming from the house and the driver drove into the yard. The fire originated in the basement and had worked its way into the walls. The truck took Mrs. Ohrtman to a nearby farm to call fire departments, but the phone lines were already burned away. The driver kept on to Depew, from where the departments were summoned. Mr. Ohrtman at the time was three miles away doing chores at another farm he owns. He found the house in flames as he returned to the home place. The Ohrtmans had lived on the farm since 1951 and remodeled the home about a year and a half ago. The Ohrtmans are on the Fenton telephone line, but a Rlng- sted mail route. All fire departments ran out of water at the scene, with Ringsted going back into town for a • refill and Fenton's tanker truck furnishing a reserve supply. The Cylinder unit froze up and went back to town after the Fenton department arrived. The Ohrtman family, which includes a daughter, Diane, 13, and a twin, Steven, Jeanie, 11, and Stewart, are temporarily at the Bruce Jensvold home. The loss was partially covered by insurance. Otis, Kathleen, filatlie, Mary Beth Sterba and; Janet; Zittritsch, SENIORS: Mary Jo Becker, Carol Besch, Kathryn Besch, John Bradley, Mary Bray, Linda Buscher, Patricia Cink, Steven Eischen, Michelle Erpelding, Nancy Fox, Shirley Heiraer Marilyn, joiner, Maureen keoteoji, Sharon Ludwig Janet McGuire, Stephen Schuller and Margaret Studer.

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