The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 8, 1966 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OMHE-W6EK" Tabloid . gttgona flipper Bionics « 8 sec . ond class matter at the postofflce at Algona. Iowa <505U), Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1966 - 16 pages tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 10 Karl Kiilsholm Candidate For Representative An Algona farmer, Karl E. Kiilsholm, pictured above, is the first announced candidate for office in Kossuth county in the 1966 election year. He is a republican candidate for state representative. Casey Loss, democrat, who had held the office for many years, was appointed last year to the State Board of Regents, and will not be a candidate for re-election as a result. The field is wide open. Mr. Kiilsholm farms 120 acres in Union twp. and has been active in a variety of area activities. He is married to the former Fidelia Skow of Wesley, assistant county superintendent of schools. Kiilsholm was born in Kossuth county in 1924, son of butter- maker Viggo Kiilsholm. He returned to Denmark at the age of eight, receiving his elementary, high and two years of college work there. He served in the Danish army and lived under the German occupation for five years. In 1950 he returned to this country, and was married the same year. He is a member of the First Presbyterian church here, and an officer, past president of Toastmaster's Club, has served in various offices with the county Farm Bureau, active in youth work, and has been precinct chairman of his party. Thus far he is the only announced candidate for the post of state representative. Cut In Crash An Algona man, Verle F. Elmore, 34, sustained a cut on the forehead and nose when the car he was driving slid and hit a light pole on Dodge street here at 6;30 p. m, Saturday. His auto was headed south and he was attempting to turn east when the mishap occurred. He was treated by a local doctor and damage to the auto was estimated at $200 by police who investigated. Brooks Fingers BANCROFT - Wayne Nyman fractured two fingers while bowling Monday evening. Boiler Repair Job For Church At Bancroft Workmen began clearing away debris at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft last week after two boilers cracked due to sub-zero temperatures. The cracked boilers were discovered Jan. 31 and the church has been without heat. New boilers were located in New York State and were being shipped with arrival expected during the weekend. A portable altar has been placed in the school cafeteria where masses have been held, a funeral service was held in the school auditorium and a second funeral Saturday was tentatively scheduled in the church, depending on arrival and installation of the new boilers. 'Next Friend' Sues Father For 82, The father of a 6-year-old Algona boy is being sued for $32,000 damages as the result of an unusual accident which occurred Nov. 9. The boy, Danny Iblings, thrust his hand into an electric meat grinder in the kitchen of the Algona Coffee Shop operated by his father, Glenn Ibling. He lost all the fingers on one hand and a portion of the hand. The petition, filed in Palo Alto County District Court by Charles Barlow, an Emmetsburg attorney, says the boy turned on the electric switch himself. The petition by Barlow, as "next friend", charges the senior Iblings with negligence. Since the father cannot sue himself for negligence, it was necessary for a "friend" to file the suit for the boy. Barlow, who is Palo Alto county attorney, is being represented in the case by a firm of attorneys at Algona and a Storm Lake attorney. Dora Bierstedf Rites Are Held Miss Dorothea Clara Bierstedt, 82, of Algona, was found dead of natural causes in her home Wednesday morning, Feb. 2, She lived alone. Services were at 1;30 p, m, Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran church in Algona. Rev. G, J. C, Gerike officiated. Burial was at the Burt Township cemetery, McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Ray Sewick, Marvin Ostwald, Donald and Merlin Madsen, Eugene Marlow and Wm, T. (yDonneU, She was born in Burt March 6, 1883, and is survived by Mrs, Alvena Qstwald of Fargo, N, D, The family lived in Burt for many years. Youngsters Escape, Car Hits Engine Of Train Four area teenagers miraculously escaped with only minor injuries when the auto shown here collided with the back of a Milwaukee Road freight engine a mile west and one-fourth north of Algona at 9:05 p. m. Friday. The train was headed east toward Algona and the auto was headed north when the mishap occurred. Taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment of minor injuries were the driver of the auto, David M. Fandel, 17, Rodman, who sustained an ankle injury; Rhonda Schuller, 15, Whittemore, injuries to teeth and chin; David J. McCarthy, 16, Algona, bump on the head; and Greg Fox, 15, Algona, head injury. The latter three were passengers in the car. Another passenger, Mary Bonnstetter, 15, Whittemore, was not hurt. After the mishap, which occurred on a county gravel road, the auto wound up aginst a warning cross arm on the south side of the intersection of the tracks and road. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who shot the photo, and Policeman Pete Jorgenson of Algona, investigated the crash. The car was termed a total wreck. Weidenhoff Union Votes 7 1-28 To Continue Strike After a parley between Weidenhoff Corp. representatives and members of the union negotiation committee, held Wednesday a meeting of union members of the International Ass'n. of Machinists was held Thursday to discuss matters. By a vote reported to be 71 to 28 the members voted to reject company proposals and continue the strike which began here last Jan. 26. The original vote to strike was 97 to 3, indicating some slight shift in sentiment of union members, or at least a situation where the union and company are a little closer together in their thinking. The Weidenhoff Corp., in the meantime, issued a series of three letters to families of Weidenhoff employees, covering most of the points of differences, including 26 company offers for a proposed new contract. The proposals included wage increases of llf,9$ and 7$ in the next three years, plus some other wage adjustments, with a three-year contract offered. The company's Feb. 3 letter states that "every lost day on strike in the future will lose an average of $19.26 in pay (9 hours x $2.14)." ' In conclusion, the company letter says "we know of nothing more that we can offer and continue to operate the plant on a sound business basis." Edward Fitch, Sexton, Funeral Funeral services for Edward Levit Fitch, 85, retired Sexton farmer, were held Saturday at 3 p, m. in the McCullough Funeral Chapel, pallbearers were Roy Hansen, Ralph Yanser, Ralph Witham, perry Lowman, Mike Wagner and John Jennings, Mr, Fitch died Wednesday afternoon at his home, Bora in Plum Creek township, sept. 3,1880, be had resided at Sexton since 1892. Surviving are seven children, Victor of Titonka, Chester of Rockwell, Harold of Renwick, Mrs, jack Weiland of Britt, Mrs. Martin Zimmerman of Whittemore, Mrs, Arnold Danielson of Algona and Mrs, Andrew Miller of Fairfax; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother and one sister, Ray Fitch of Burt and Mrs. Mae Raney of Algdna, • Anna Murfagh, Algona Lady, Dies Thursday Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Murtagh, 92, well-known Algona resident, were held Saturday at 4 p. m. at the Congregational church. Rev. Frank Harcey officiated and burial was at Riverview cemetery , with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge, Pallbearers were Ted Chris- chilles, August Slagle, Bryan Asa, Harlem Lacy, 0. L. Nasby and Charles Paxson. Mrs. Murtagh died Thursday evening at the Good Samaritan Home here. The former Anna Marie McDonald, she was bom at Dwight, in., and came to Iowa in 1897. In 1897, she married E. J. Murtagh at Burt. A longtime banker, Mr. Murtagh died some years ago. Mrs. Murtagh lived at Burt for a number of years, then moved to Algona. She was a charter member of the P. E. O. Sisterhood and active in the Congregational church. Surviving are two children, Eugene Murtagh of Algona and Mrs. F. H. Pruyn of Cedar Falls; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graduates, Mankato James Bergum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bergum of route 2, Bancroft, graduated from Mankato Commercial College, Mankato, Minn, on Decembers, 1965, While completing his studies in the Senior Accounting Course, he attained a very:high scholastic average. Named Chairman Doug Barr, son of Mr. and Mrs. E, E, Barr, Algona, and a student at Iowa State University, Ames, has been elected Intra. murals chairman for Noble House in the Men's Residence Association there. The Association is composed of 54 houses and has 3,100 men as members.

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