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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 10, 1960
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X State Iowa City; it 1 , Phil Kohlhaas Succumbs Here; Funeral Held Funeral services for Phillip J. Kohlhaas, 72, well-known Algona. business man, were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia'.; Catholic church. A Solemn Requiem High Mass was said, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen, celebrant. Fr. Robert Thiele, deacon ,and Fr. Alver Behrens, sub-deacon. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home- was in charge of arrangements. Honorary pallbearers were Harry Bode, Joe ,Lowe, Al Agona. Charles Murtagh, T. H. Chris- chilles and Luke Linnan. Active pallbearers were six nephews, Raymond, David and Leo Harig, Arnold Stuflick, Arthur Kohlhaas and Roland Lickteig. Mr Kohlhaas, active for many years until ill health forced his retirement, died early Thursday morning in his home at 312 No. Garfield street following a lengthy illness. Phillip J. Kohlhaas, son of Casper and Eva Mallinger Kohlhaas, was born Aug. 4, 1887 at St. Joe. He was married to Adelaide Harig May 4, 1915 in St. Cecelia's Catholic church. Mr Kohlhaas and his brother, the late Frank Kohlhaas, owned and operated the Chevrolet garage here for many years. He later was in the real estate business and also did much work as a drainage engineer. He served as state representative in the legislature of Iowa during the thirties."" " He was an active member of the Algona Knights of Columbus, a long-time member of the Kiwanis club here and served on the board of trustees of St. Cecelia's Catholic church for the past 35 years, and was very active in parish affairs. Several months ago his illness forced his retirement from business. His office was in the Kos- «uth Mutual Insurance building. Besides his wife, Mr Kohlhaas is survived by two daughters, Anita Rose Kohlhaas, Minneapolis, and Betty (Mrs Dale Brand), Clarion; four sons. Vernon, Washington, D. C., Robert, Falls Church, Virginia, Dean, Tacoma Park, Md., and Phillip V., Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, John, Algona, and Connie, Livermore; a sister Dena, Kohlhaas, Algona; and 12 grandchildren. (UDM Engraving) ISTAiilSHfD 116) Entered M tecbrul cltM matter at the poitofflce it AlfoM. Towi. Nov. 1, IMS. under Act of Confren of Mtrch I, 1871. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1960 3 SECTIONS - M PAGES Plus 12-Page Tabloid VOt. 97 - NO. 19 5 Injured In 8 Area Car Accidents 5 Years For Larceny Berga Rasmusien, 25, Hutchincon, Minn., was sentenced io five years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison after a plea of guilty io a charge oi larceny in the daytime from a building in district court here Friday morning. Judge Joseph Hand sentenced Rasmutten and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, whose investigation of a break-in near Swea City Monday, May 2, resulted in the Minnesota man's arrest, took him to Fort Madison the following day. , Rasmussen might also be wanted by Minnesota authorities after he serves his sentence in Iowa. He was on parole for auto theft at the time of his latest crime and also stole a car during the last escapade at New Ulm. The Minnesotan was tried here after he entered the farm home of Ralph Angle, S'/z miles north of Swea City, May 2, and stole a small table model radio. He then filled the stolen auto with gasoline from Angle's gas barrel before heading for Fort Dodge where he was apprehended on information from Lindhorst at 4 p.m. the same day. The car was also found at Fort Dodge and later returned to its owner. Lindhorst's rapid action in rounding up Rasmussen followed talks with persons in the Swea City area'and radio messages to police departments at Mason City and Fort Dodge. Rasmussen had ho trouble gaining entrance at the Angle home. He went'in through the unloced front door, took the radio, which he later sold, and left. Mr Angle, who saw the auto in the yard from a distance as he worked in a field, had no idea the stranger had entered the house. Mrs Angle is employed during the day at Swea City. Discovery of the theft was made about noon and reported to Lindhorst immediately. Less than four hours later, Rasmussen was in custody. Wins A Scholarship From Pioneer Jason Etherington, 17, of > Algona, was toda£ presented a $300 college scholarship, awarded by the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company, Des Moines. , Etherington was one of 20 young lowans and one Minnesotan to receive recognition, The scholastic awards are given annually to sons and daughters of company employees. To be eligible, a student must have a scholastic standing in the upper one-half of his or her high school class, obtain a score in the top 30 percent — based on national averages — in the Otis General Intelligence Examination and possess abilities and characteristics likely to bring success in college. Etherington is currently attending Algona Community High School. He plans to major in education upon entering Iowa State University this fall. Etherington is the son of Mr and Mrs Clifford Etherington, Algona. 12 Page Tabloid This edition of The Algona Upper Des Moines brings the May Farm & Home tabloid section of 12 pages. Special features in this rotogravure section include articles on green grass silage, hints on heifers, a recipe section for the ladies, and a pictorial presentation of people •and places. Farm 8c Home section goes exclusively in this area to Upper , DM Moines subscribers, each month. '" 4 Violations; Trucker Fined $277 In Court An Emmetsburg truck owner, Cecil Smith, was fined a total of $277.10 plus court costs in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court here this week after hearings on four separate truck violations. An increase in two licenses on the truck cost an additional $301.50 before the hearings, running the total to $578.60 for fines, costs and licenses due to the charges. Smith appeared in court with his driver, Henry E. Baldwin, Emmetsburg, against whom the charges had been filed. For failing to display valid registration card in the truck, $10 and costs was assessed; axle overload resulted in $67.10 and costs; overload on registration, trailer, $100 and costs; and overload on combination of vehicles, $100 and costs. Ostwinkle suspended $50 of each of the later two fines, Ronald G. Pettit, Cylinder, was fined $18.20, overloaded truck; Earl Weaver, Humboldt, $10, Carl -D. Morck, Algona, $16, Larry J. Fogarty, West Bend, $7, Gary L. Sears, Des Moines, $10, and Maurice J. Hill, Minneapolis, $8 all for night speeding; John B. Menke, Bancroft, $10, George W. Hattle, Armstrong, $12, and Gary E. Sheldahl, Lakota, $10, speeding; Elbert H. Kahler, Bancroft, and William E. Wilhite, Corwith, $5 each, stop sign; Donald L. Preuschl, Algona, $5, failing to display valid registration, and $5, npisy muffler; Mary K. Bauer, $5, restricted license; and W. K. Wolfe, Fenton, $10, rate charge violation, in other cases heard by Ostwinkle during the week. Costs were paid in addition 4o fines. Hunting Area Near Burt Will Be Ready Soon L. F. Tellier, Burt, county conservation officer, announced Monday that locks of the dam controlling flow of water in the Buffalo Creek area, three miles east and a mile north of Burt. will be closed for the first time this Friday at 1:30 p.m. The dam will eventually flood about 250 acres of land from one to three feet deep with water and will allow the tract to be used as a breeding ground and habitat for water fowl. However, the whole 250 acres will not be flooded until early fall. .Another 100 acres in the Buffalo Creek project will not be flooded at all. Funds for the project, at least $74,000, .are provided by the Pittman-Robertson fund of the conservation commission. Federal excise taxes from hunter's supplies, including shotgun shells, etc., are relinquished to the state by the federal government, furnishing 75 percent of the cost* The remaining 25 percent is brought in through sale of hunting licenses by the state. The entire project is fenced in and is to be used for public hunting next fall in season. Work on the project began last year. ltd Htrbst To Head Lions Club Algona Lions club has electee officers for the coming year. Named as president was Tec Herbst to succeed J. F. Milder Mitch Taylor was elected Iv vice president; Miles Sloniker second vice president; Lyle Al berts, third vice president; and Dick Norton, secretary-treasurer Duane Carson was named Lion Tamer; Phil Diamond, tail twist efrand Jim Andeaien and Dr. ft K. Richardson, directors. M.F. Pfeffer Dies; Funeral Here Friday Michael F. Pfeffer, 48, well known Algona bachelor farmei succumbed to a heart condition a 5t. Ann hospital here this morn ng (Tuesday). Mr Pfeffer ha been ill for Ihe past 10 days. Funeral services for Mr Pfeffer vill be held in St. Cecelia's Cath- lic church at 9:30 a.m. Friday ,'ith Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiat- ng. Burial will be at Calvary emetery and Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The body will be taken to his lome Wednesday and Rosary will be said there at 8 p.m. Thursday. Born at West Bend July 18, 1911, Michael F. Pfeffer was a son of Michael and Anna Thilges Pfeffer. He lived in the Algona area for the past 34 years. Mr feffer was a veteran of World War II. He was a prisoner of war in Germany for 11 months and received the Purple Heart after he was injured in action. He is survived by his mother, 'ive brothers, Lawrence, Clear L,ake, Walter a.nd Francis, Wesley, and Henry and John, Algona; and iive sisters, Henrietta (Mrs Tucker) and Marie (Mrs Ray Miller), Algona, Anna (Mrs William jreen), Britt, Agnes (Mrs Ralph Whitman), Sexton, Elizabeth (Mrs Carl Ludwig), Wesley. He was preceded in death by his father. Johnnies Dump Graettinger To Gain Sub-State St. John's of Bancroft made up a four-run deficit and grabbed a 5-4 victory from Graettinger in the finals of the district meet at Bancroft Monday. The Johnnies trailed at one time, 4-0. The win moved Coach V. J Meyer's team into sub-state action later this week. The outstanding pitching feat in the meet at Bancroft was a no-hitter posted by little Dick Donahue as St. John's ousted de lending state champion Corwith Wesley, 10-0, Wednesday night May 4. 'Donahue, who is 5*2* and 100 pounds of pitching skill whiffed 10 and walked only two as he hurled the Johnnies intc the finals. Graettinfer fained the final with* 9 18*0 romp past Rodman 94 Block Curb, Gutter Tabled In $$ Dispute The Algona city coancil, meet- ng in special session late Friday ifternoon, tabled the city's proposed 94-block curb and gutter project, possibly until next year. A tic vote, with three council members favoring tabling the project for the lime being, and hree in favor of going ahead now, was broken when 1 Mayor C. Shierk voted for the tabling action. It was the first time In nany a moon that the mayor has voted to break a tie. The special session was called during a regular meeting Apr. 27 when no decision could be reached on proposed plans for curb and gutter work in the city. At least a dozen property owners were present at Friday's meeting. All favored curb and gutter, but some want to wail and catch up on present specie assessment taxes on previous projects, including sewer, etc. The only real question brought up by property owners was why should they, pay $2.39 per foot for curb and gutter (outside engineer's estimaied cost ) v when a local contractor, Ed Bowman, has talked about doing- the same type of work for $2 per foot. That's a difference of $25.74 on the short side of a 66-foot lot. Bowman pointed out at the earlier meeting that he had purchased $1136 worth of steel forms necessary for curb and gutter installation, in anticipation, ,of completing, abbutf^isi blocks as he did a year ago. At the present time, none of the city officials are certain whether Bowman can go ahead and install curb and gutter by the block this summer or not. A ruling on the matter is forthcoming. Chances are, minimum cost to any property owner for the new curb and gutter, if and when it is installed, will run at least $157.74, plus a share of the corner in the property owner's half-block. Tabled as it is, the proposed project may not be acted upon for some time. The fact that it will take at least four weeks for n engineering firm to survey the areas, plus waiting time to make he project legal New Short-Wave Radio For Sheriff Office Here Enlarges Air Contact , Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, right, and his deput y, Don Wood, left, are shown above seated in front of the new radio installed recently in the sheriffs office at the courthouse. Lindhorst is taking notes as a call is received and is prepared to transmit an answer through the microphone near his left hand. Anna Fandel Rites Thursday Af Whittemore Funeral services for Mrs Anna Fandel, 85, Whittemore resident since 1907, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Catho- ic church there. Father Philip Dailey will be celebrant of the requiem high mass and a nephew, Tather Ed Fandel, will be deacon. Burial will be in St. Michael's cemetery with Hyink Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs Fandel died Monday at St. Ann hospital where she was taken after becoming ill Saturday. .She was born Anna Wieling, Jan. 25, 1875, at Peoria, 111. and was married to Peter Fandel, Nov. 25, 1902. The couple came to Whittemore in 1907 and farmed for many years near there. Mr Fandel died in 1935. In 1953, Mrs Fandel and two daughters who teach in the Whittemore school, moved to town. She was a member of St. Michael's parish and of the Rosary society. Surviving are three daughters, Loretta and Marcella Fandel and Mrs George (Leona) Streit, all of Whittemore; a sop, Walter Fandel, Morton, 111. ;three sisters, Nettie Wieling, Mrs Herbert Weber and Mrs Bert Houghton, all of Peoria; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs Ray (Marie) Elbert preceded her in death. Name 64 County Demo Delegates To Convention located upstairs at the courthouse. Now the same portion of the new setup sits on a desk in the sheriff's office, cutting out the use of a remote control receiver that formerly rested on the desk. The new equipment, which was ordered months ago after the county board of supervisors okayed its purchase, gives the Kossuth sheriff radio equipment on the par with any in the state. Viiil UDM Nineteen members of Mrs DeBolt's fifth grade class from Twin Rivers school 'at Ottosen visited the office and plant of the Algona Upper Des Moines Monday afternoon. They toured several other Algona firms, also, spend The old radio equipment, replaced by the new outfit, had been used for the past 10 years. It had lost some of its power and required expensive repairs regularly during the past few years. (UDM Flashfoto-Engraving). ^ A 10-year old landmark, which many persons never saw, in the northeast corner of the sheriff's outer office in the Kossuth county '-.courthouse • has disappeared Gone, but surely not forgotten, is the old radio, and in its place stands an impressive-looking, brand-new transmitter • and receiver combination. Installed by Fay Medhurst of Storm Lake, the new Motorola outfit will give improved radio> reception and transmission in the sheriff's office for the first time in many a moon. There were two major reasons for installation of the $2,800 radio. First of all, the old set, which had received and sent thousands of messages since 1950, had become obsolete and was requiring expensive repairs regularly. Secondly, it was mandatory the old unit be replaced as the FCC will require narrow band radio in the near future and the retired unit could not have been adapted to the new usage. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst stated Friday that during recent years the old radio could not be heard in his auto, or in the auto of his deputy, Don Wood, in the north half of the county, and at times it was very inconvenient. Both radios, the old and the new, are 100 watt units, but the old set lost much of its push and the radios in the sheriff's and deputy 'sheriff's autos were 75 watt, so additional power was lost; in reception in' the cars. Basically, there are five major parts to the new radio setup. Largest single piece is the combination transmitter-receiver in the sheriff's office. The receiver portion of this unit picks up police and sheriff calls. A separate receiver, which sits on top of the large one, will receive state radio stations only. The office here is most interested in being able to pick up Belmond and Storm Lake state radio stations and the new receiver will pull in both, and possibly more. In the past, Belmond was the best bet. A third unit is a remote control radio for the sheriff's residence at the jail (designed for after- hour calls). However, it will be turned on and iri operation at all times. The other two portions are the 100 watt radio receivers and transmitters installed in the cars driven by the sheriff and his deputy. The new set includes a fancy microphone, complete with large hold-down button for use when transmitting messages and a hold key on the state radio receiver which will allow anyone operating the radio to cut off the state radio when attempting to catch a message from area police or sheriff's offices. Previously, all messages came in at once — and the situation was very confusing at times. Cost of one remote control unit ing practically here. the entire day Burt Man Hurt In Fall Down Farm Stairway Burt — Albert Volentine, 79, Burt is in satisfactory condition in the Spirit Lake hospital where he is recovering from injuries received Monday while working in the home on his farm west of Burt. Just what actually happened is not known, as Mr Volentine doesn't remember just what occurred, except that he recalls working in the upstairs rooms. It is thought he may have blacked out and fallen down a flight of stairs . He suffered bruises about his body, a cut on the head, and a badly crushed shoulder hone. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery Tuesday morning in which the badly crushed right shoulder bone was wired. The Volentines live in Burt, but he had gone to the farm home alone on Monday to do some work on the house before renting it. He was brought to town by Jack Tieman who farms the land. Waft saved when the n,cw radio was purchased. In the past, the New Editor Of Swea City Paper The Swea City Herald has a new editor. Paul Olson of Albert City took over the operation of The Herald last week. Olson replaces Elmer Peterson who has published The Herald for the past three years. Peterson has returned to Ann Arbor Michigan, where he is employed on the University of Michigan daily newspaper. Olson has been affiliated with his father-in-law in editing the Kossuth county delegates named April 30 to the state Democratic presidential convention in Des Moines, to be held May 28, are listed below. The county is entitled to 32 votes, and a delegate list of 64 was named, each with a half vote. All arc Kossuth residents, even though a few have out-of-county postoffice addresses. * Bancroft — Don W. Murray, chairman, Dave Weber, H. J. McNertney, Mrs Ed Goche, Leander 'Vaske, James Coyne, Verle Smith. Algona — Mrs Lavon Lindhorst, Lawrence Winkel, Kathleen McEnroe, M. Joseph Bradley, Jens M. Sorensen, Eugene Hood, R. B. Waller, Casey Loss, Gordon Winkel, Don McCarthy, Luke Linnan, Mrs Mae Schenck, Kathleen Griffin, Mrs Don Prieskorn, Mrs James Vipond, Mrs Leo McEnroe, John Zalaznik, Andy Reding, James Dodds, Helen Cameron, Robert Loss. Armstrong — Mrs Morris Berkness, Irvin Bathe. Fenton — Hans C. Baago, Mrs John Struecker. Swea City — Franklin M. Koons, Arne Oster'gaard, Mel Krumm. Buffalo Center — Al Dudding. Wesley — J. W. Goetz, Mrs Margaret Root. Lakota — Robert Hamilton Arnold Becker, Mrs H. H. Murray, Ervin Klinksiek, Vincent Miller. Ledyard — John Kramer s- meier, Lars Skaar, Mrs Rosa M Anderson. Burl — Pat Bradley, Howard J. Batt. Whitiemore — C. A. Derner Mrs Robt. Gengler, George Winkel, Walter Vaudt. Titonka — Mrs Joan M. Hill Walker McDonald, Dennis Dreesman. West Bend — Mrs Harold Montag. Lone Rock — Mrs Sam McCleish, Nick Gengler, Harlan Hutchinson, Andrew Thompson. LuVerne -— Mrs Faye Lichty. Bode — Bernard Thilges, Charles Plathe. Corwith — Herman Studer. Albert years. City Appeal for several He is married and has a son 2 years old. His wife, has been hired by the Swea 'City mawftransmitter - receiver was school to teach sixth grade. New Secretary, Fair, Named Vernon McClure, Algona attorney, has been elected secretary of the Kossuth County Fair Association to succeed L. W. Nitchals, secretary for many years who resigned last winter. Nitchals was elected treasurer to succeed Harry Bode, who resigned because of health. Bode was given a vote of appreciation for his many years of service by the board. Ledyard Man Most Seriously Hurt Of Group Five persons suffered injuries in a rash of auto accidents, eight in all, through tho county during the weekend. Most seriously injured was Donald L. Lunn, 26, Ledyard construction worker, who suffered a fractured pelvis and punctured bladder when the auto he was driving crashed into a ditch eight miles north of Swea City at 5 a.m. Sunday. Others injured were: Mrs Ray Lowder, 62, Hum- boldi, fractured right shoulder. Lucille A. Stone, 44, Eldora, bruises. William Sione, 3, Eldora, cut finger. Bennie F. Nellis, 51, Algona, bump on head and injur- - ed left arm. Except for Lunn, none of th« injured were hospitalized. He was taken to Holy Family hospital, Estherville, for treatment of his injuries. Rolls Off Curve Lunn was headed south at the :ime of the crash. According to Patrolman Dick Pedersen, who investigated the mishap, Lunn apparently fell asleep at the wheel af the vehicle and lost control. The auto slammed off a curve in the road and rolled into the west ditch. The car was totally demolished. Mrs Lowder was headed south in a truck 9 Vz miles south and eight miles west of Algona at 8:45 a.m. Monday when she lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into the west ditch. She stated it was possible a tie rod..;, end .may have dropped off, but it was not possible to check at the scene, due to the fact the truck nosed into the dirt. She was treated by a doctor here and released. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated the mishap. Thomas Murphy, 50, Lone Rock, was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle fol-' 1 lowing a mishap three miles north and two west of Burt at 3:50 a.m. Saturday. Patrolman Bill Tordoff issued the ticket fol lowing investigating at the scene Murphy was headed west at the time. He lost control, skidded into a ditch and upset. Saturday Accidents Two other mishaps occurred Saturday. At 5:50 p.m. autos driven by John P. Mertz, 62, Bode, and Marvin E. Loebach, 20, Whittemore, collided on a gravel road a mile north and a mile west,of Whittemore. Tordoff charged Mertz with failing to stop and yield from a private drive after the crash. According to the accident report, Mertz pulled from a private drive on to a road in front of Loebach, who was headed south at the time. The Loebach vehicle struck the other machine in the left rear then rolled into a ditch and upset. Damage was estimated at $225 to the Mertz auto and $1200 to the Loebach auto. At 7 p.m., cars driven by Melvin L. Iverson, 25, Ringsted, and Henry O. Kline, 60, LuVerne, collided on a farm lane two miles south of Algona. The vehicles, which suffered an estimated $400 damage, met on a curve. There were no injuries reported. There were three mishaps investigated in the county Thursday. Eldora People Hurt Mrs Stone and her son suffered their injuries when a 1938 Mercury station wagon, driven by Mrs Stone, slid off the edge of a blacktop road l k mile northeast of West Bend at 5:30 a.m. and rolled over in a ditch. The car, according to Tordorff, who investigated, is a total wreck. At 8 p.m. the same clay, Nellll was headed south in a 1951 Ply. mouth five miles south of Ti* tonka on the blacktop. He wtt| blinded by lights a total loss. Donna J. Reefer, 17, Algona, was driver of the car involved In, the third mishap, which occurred at 8:30 a.m. a fourth-mile south of Algona on a gravel road, was huaded south at the tim a soft spot in the road and ran into the ditch. Tordoff, *yho * vest igated, listed damages $| | to the left rear an4 \$ft 'frj fenders. Damage to veh each mishap was investigating

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