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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 23, 1960
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r:r Builds Miniature Model Of An Early-Day Steam Engine 6-Algona (la.) Upper 0e* Moints Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1960 Schmcl- the pro- by Mr? i, s * There is a lot of boy in every man, but it's doubtful if any boy >could do what Leo Liehter, lifetime resident of Algona, has done in the past five years. Leo, who has been mechanically-minded as long as he can remember, constructed an almost- exact miniature (it weighs 1.000 pounds) .of an old Case one cylinder steam engine (a forerunner of the tractor, kiddies). It is pictured above. The steam engine is a working model, seven feet long, four feet wide and four feel tall, complete with loud whistle, that is a lot of fun to drive. Or, as in the case of this reporter, it's even fun to ride ijlong with Leo as he puts it through its paces out in the Lichter's spacious back yard at 333 South Hale street. Mr Liehter is best known as a house and building mover. He has an abundance of heavy-duty equipment in his two large sheds, practically all of which is used in.the building-moving game. He does, have one item, however, that is a showpiece — a 40-year old Flour City gasoline engine tractor that has seven or eight foot rear wheels. Many persons got to see the Flour City rig when Leo drove it in the Centennial Parade here in 1954. He rubber covered the steel wheels \so it could be driven on the pavement. But, back to his latest work of art. His model Case, with the exception of a few brass fittings and other parts that could be adapted, was literally "hewn/' out of spare steel an.d iron he had around the place. Some of his home-manufactured parts were made from pieces of metal by completely re-shaping them with a metal lathe and other tools. Leo figures he spent "in the neighborhood of $200" for parts, etc. that he couldn't manufacture himself, but the more than 2,000 man hours he spent while building the steam engine in spare time during the past five years would raise the value of the engine to quite a nigh figure. His steam engine has two speeds and will go forward or reverse. It takes only about a half-*hour to get steam up for a tour around the yard and the small fire box will burn anything from scrap wood to coal. . He painted the model in the true colors of the original — black, red and green, and managed to round up decals with the Case name on them so they could be applied in the proper areas. On the front, an eagle and the word case, cut out of steel, are riveted in place. Many children, including nephews and nieces of the Lichters, have gone for rides on the steam engine since he completed it this spring — (and you'd be surprised how many grown-ups have also taken a trip). Leo developed his love for steam engines many years ago". He, and his father, Henry, who alsolives in Algona, owned and operated several steam engines which were used in this area for threshing. JUr. Liehter has also built a real, grown-uo gasoline tractor. Jt was in 1920 when he turned out a machine that would pull a four-bottom plow easily. It was Used by him and his father on area farms and had a double Chain drive and was operated by the Lichters for 10 years. His tractor was then sold and operated another 10 years before it was roared from the jield. Jflr, Liehter didn't draw plan? for- , 0Hher of his two "babies'. »ffe forked "from scratch", and ' having a real knowledge of the JookJ and operation of machin- 'tirsfj, had no trouble with design |fe>!has a collectiwii of linv toy endues Jfrom which hp the idea for his next job. published story about his 8team engine mav 9 stream ot children and ' to the Merger home 8t .Jiiifcw^, you know If it will bother the This tractor, a forerunner of the present day tractor seen everywhere in the midwest, was capable of pulling a four-bottom plow through the toughest terrain- in this tirea. It was built, from stem to stern, by Leo Liehter of Algona in 1920 and used by Leo and his father, Henry, on .many farms for 10 years. The Lichters, who at that time had several steam engines t,hat were used on threshing jobs in this vicinity, needed a tractor, so Leo built one. They had a'Flour City gas engine tractor (a huge machine that still ^stands in .one of Leo's sheds) that would pull 10 plows and a drag at the same time, also. Leo recalls that; with the fair only three days off many years ago, they wanted to finish a job fast' so they could attend' the celebration, so they used the Flour City rtg and plowed 110 acres in jig time. They made it to the fair, too. (UDM Engraving). AUPPER E S AA O i N E. Sjj - v** CCiC Farewell Picnic A farewell p_ienie supper was held Saturday' at Mr and Mrs Orie Peterson's for Mr and Mrs Jerry Peterson and Robert Peterson who left Sunday with Mrs Fred Dupuis for vGoos Bay, Ore. In attendance at the supper were Mr and Mrs One Peterson Sr., Mr arid Mrs Harold Peterson, Mr and Mrs Donald Peterson, Mr and Mrs Robert lionnette, Mr and Mrs Ira Bonnette. Mr and Mrs Eugene Heerdt, Patty Ho}comb and Mr and Mrs Darrcll Peterson, Clear Lake. Miss Hall Engaged Mr and Mrs W. A. Hall, Algona announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter. Leah Jeane. shown above, to Joseph Frederick Ewald, Jr, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Ewald, Council Bluffs. The wedding is tentatively set for Sept. 3 at Iowa City. Miss Hall is employed at Iowa State Bank and her fiancee is a pre- medstudent at Iowa University. The couple plan to live in Iowa City. (UDM Engraving). Baby Baptized Baptismal rites were held last Sunday at St. Cecelia Catholic church for Kathleen Ann. infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Phil Ballard. Msgr. Gearcn officiating. Sponsors were Mr and Mrs Roger Doughan, Clarion. A family dinner was held at which Mrs Ballard's father ana brother, Vincent Doughan and Steve of Wesley were present. Lichters at all. (UBM foto and engraving). Royal Neighbors Royal Neighbors will meet Wednesday, Aug 24 at 6:30 in the Isaac Walton rooms for a picnic supper. Each person is gsked to bring a covered dish, .their own sandwiches, table . service and a "white elephant." Mrs Agena Hostess Mrs Al Agcna entertained her bridge club members Thursday evening. High and second high score prizes were won by Mrs Coleen Barry and Mrs John Claude, respectively. Attend Wedding Mr and Mrs Robert Bickert and daughter Caroline attended the wedding Aug. 13 of Clare Kilbride and Jerome Wiles at Hastings, Minn. Caroline was a bridesmaid. Observes Birthday The birthday of Mrs Max Bast, was celebrated Sunday with a family dinner at which the son- in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Burton Varcoe. Steve, Charles and Jane, Emmetsburg, were present. Driver Fined Following Crash A Minneapolis driver, Mary M. Seifert, 49, paid $b and costs for failing to yield the right-of-way at a yield sign in Justice C. 11. Ostwinkle's court, following a mishap a mile .south and three miles east of West Bend at 11:50 a.m. Monday. Her auto and a vehicle driven by George H. Bruellrvum, BO, West Bend, collided, with total damage estimated at $400 by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. There were no personal injuries reported. Here are other cases heard by Oshvinkle during the week: Richard Overgaard, Dakota City, $6, and Leo M. Arndorfer, Bancroft, $10, speeding; Darold Abbas, Bancroft, $10, no control of Vehicle; Dorothy Imhoff, Eureka, 111. $5, stop sign; John G. Miller, Livermore. $25, parking on a travelled highway; Robert W. Maahs, Whittemore, $15, failing to yield right-of-way; Melvine Peterson Ft. Dodye, $10, and Darrel C. Woods, Truro, $25, night speeding; and Gerald Leibrich, Jefferson, S. D., $15.60 axle overload. Costs were paid in addition to fines. Algona Girl Is Shower Honoree At Lone Rock Lone Rock — A bridal shower wiis given in lionor of F'at Hedlund. daughter of Mr and Mrs Horn Hedlimd o> Algona, in the In.manuel Lutheran church at Lolls Creek Monday evening. Aug. 15. Mrs Jlarold inp was in charge of gram. A skit was given Duane Lieb and Mrs Vie Dreyer. Mrs Donald Hnnson and Mrs Jim Bcrninghaus were dressed as bride; and groom as part of a game which was played. Virginia Hedlund and Karen Berninghaus assisted Pat in opening her gifts. Linda Crousi carried the gifts. Karen Berninghaus assisted with the guest book. Hostesses were Mosdames Edwin Wichtendahl. Willie Grouse. Bill Kading, Emil Haack Wayne Bollinger, Clinton Rath Orville Kressin, Art Kressin Donald Erickson. Herman Rig gort. Ben'Schmidt. Donald Hansen. Jim Berninghaus, Hugn Berninghaus and Harold Schmeling. Miss Hedlund was married to John Berninghaus son of Mr and Mrs Louis Berninghaus. Aug. 21. in the Methodist church at Algona. Have Twin Girls Mr and Mrs William Champion Jr. of Maquoketa are parents of twins, identical girls, born Aug. 11. The girls were named Monica Lee, 6 \b£., 6 o/.., and Veronica Lynn, 4 Ibs., 13 o/.. The Champions nave one other child, Belinda. Grandparents are Mr and Mrs William Champion, Sr. of Lone Rock and Mr and Mrs Jesse Harms ol Burl. Lively Rockets Met The Lone ROCK Lively Rockets 4-H Club met in the Mary 'Lynch home Aug. 13. Twelve members were present, and Mrs Sam McCleish was a guest. Mary Lynch presented a talk and Ileen Lynch gave a report. The girls discussed'their school wardrobes. A lunch was served by the hostess. Mr and Mrs Dennis Beitz and Cindy of Amarillo, Tex., have spent the last two weeks visiting in the'homes of their parents, Mr and Mrs W. L. Champion an'd Mr and Mrs Fred Beitz of Algona. Mr and Mrs Leonard E. Brown and boys of Sioux City visited Bernard Pettit ana Mrs Amanda Pettit Friday. Mr Brown and Mr Pettit were in the service together. Mr and Mrs Marlyn Bailsman and Tim of Wilton Junction visited'Friday in the Frank Dreyer home. Mr and Mrs Don Moore and family of Phoenix, Ariz, visited in the home of Mr and Mrs Fred Dransfeldt. Mr and Mrs Vic Dreyer and girls were Thursday evening callers in the home of Mr 'and Mrs Junior Hurluurt. Mr and Mrs Paul Anglen and Barbara were Wednesday evening guests in the Darryl Householder home. Mrs Maude Blawchard spent Tuesday with Mrs Ida Hurlburt who is in the Lutheran Rest Home, Cedar Falls. Mrs Blanchard accompanied Mrs Chet Alme of Ottosen and Mrs John Sones of Sioux Rapids to Cedar Falls. Mr- and Mrs Donald Blanchard and family and Mrs Maude Blanehard visited on Thursday in the home of Mr and Mrs Wendell Steven at Laurens. Mr and Mrs W. L. Champion Sr. and daughter, Mrs Dennis Beitz and Cindy, Mrs Jesse Harms of Burt went to Maquoketa to visit Mr and Mrs William Champion, Jr. They brought back Ruth Harms who spent 5 weeks there. Fire Destroys Trailer House Near Lakota Lalcota — The; Lakota fire drpaitment was called out at :i p tn. Tuesday August Hi, to a fire at the trailer home of Mr ami Mrs Larry Schumberg, parked one-half mile north of Lakota. .The fire was believed to have stalled from a short in electric \viiiiu;. The Schombergs had lived here only a'few days, coming from Fairmont. Minn. Mr Sehoniberg 'will manage the (•••menl plant here. They had left their trailer home about noon poiiig to Armstrong. . The fire was discovered by a {.',is>vrby. Victor Cornelius of I'eny. who turned in the alarm. The trailer was a total loss. Curlew Entry Is Home Talent Top Monte Woodford of Curlew was named as the top winner in the Home Talent Show at the Kossuth County Fair, Wednesday evening of last week. He won right to compete at the Iowa State Fair in the home talent contest. First alternate was Sylvia Downs of Wesley, and second alternate named was Mary Kay Fitzgerald of Armstrong. The show was exceptionally good and well presented, but heavy rains in the afternoon cut down attendance. SRO Crowd A bowling team, consisting of Georgete De Rosa, Chicago instructor, and Art /\snton, owner of Hawkeye Lanes here, defeated a local team of Jackie Laing and Hank Geilenfeld, two of the top keglers in the area, during an exhibition here Monday night. A standing room only crowd watched as Miss DeRosa gave free instructions to many men and women present, following the bowling match. ST. JOE By Mf» Syl Wagner Garrigon Pupils To Nat'l Meeting At South Bend A group if Algona students will he among those attending the National Convention of the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade to be held at Notre Dame campus. South Bend, Ind., this week. The group will leave by chartered bus from fort Dodge, Aug. 24. Those attending from this area are: Robert Eisele, son of Mr and Mrs Frank Bisele, Rodman; James Walker, son of Mr and Mrs J.' L. Walker, Wesley; Paul Eisele, son of Mr and Mrs Frank Eisele. Hodman; Theresc Bradley, daughter of Mr and Mrs Walter Bradley, Algona: Mary Bradley, daughter of Mr and Mrs M. J. Bradley, Algona; Karen Anne Bradley, daughter of Mr and Mrs Garland Bradley, Algona; Mary Jean Hood, daughter of Mr and Mrs Eugene Hood, Algona. and William A.'Bc'sch son of Mr and Mrs Win. T. Besch, Rodman. Mr and Mrs John. B. Reding and Mr and Mrs Donald Reding returned home Wednesday from o trip through Minnesota and the; Wisconsin Dells. Bonnie Becker daughter of Mr and Mrs Wilfred Becker of .Wesley, spent the week in the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Ralph Kramer and family. ' Mrs Henry Zeimet. is a surgicai patient in St. Joseph's hospital. Fort Dodge, having undergone surgery Thursday. Mr and Mrs Frank Reding and family spent the week vacationing at. Clear Lake. Margaret Reidmtller entertained her fiOO club Thursday afternoon with Lizzie Berte as a guest. were awarded to Mrs William B. Devine, Mrs E. J. Gales and Mrs nlphonse Berte. Sister M. Delores and Sister M. Benedict, Madison. Wis., have been visitors here- in the homes of their sisters, Mr and Mrs Clarence Bormann and family and Mr and Mrs Harold Bormann arid family. They are daughters of Mr and Mrs C. R. Kollasch of Whittemore. Marv Sue Reding from hen; and Kenneth Sawyer of Livermore were sponsors in Sacred Heart church, Fort Dodge, Sunday for a nephew Dean Marvin Sawyer, infant son \if Mr and Mrs Tom Sawyer, Fort Dodge born August 4. Goodwill Truck A Goodwill Industries truck will be in Algona for pickup of usable goods next. Monday, Aug. 29. Anyone interested in contributing goods may lenve thorn at 819 South Minnesota slree' before date. Prite Winner Mrs Dean Grotty of Laurens was winner of a large /basket of groceries from the Kossuth Mutual Insurance Association at the Kossuth County Fair. Her guess of the total number of pins in a map of the county was closest to the actual count of 2882. At Nursery Meet Orville Duncan of Duncan Garden Center attended a short course at Iowa Slate University. Ames, Aug. 18, sponsored by the department of horticullic'e them. Many Winners At N.F.O. Booth Winners of the free gifts in drawings at the conclusion of the Kossuth County Fair held at the N.F.O. booth, were as follows: Elmer Anliker, Whittemore, handy jack; Eugene Bramley, Algona, hunter's pants.; Edw. B. Huntley, Goldficld, seed corn; Ed JTrideres, Algona, billfold; Bernie Miller, Algona, Wilfred Laabs, Fenton, J. E.. Jordahl, Buf, Ctrl, Evert J. Sleper, Titonka, and August Melz, Lakota, all seed corn; Cecil Sykes Swea City, box of cigars. Mrs Elizabeth Glaus, Ft. Dodge, picnic table; Mrs Cliff Teeter, Algona, gift certificate; Mrs Paul Thilges, Ottosen, casserole; Elinor Harrison, Irvington, $2; Mrs Marvin Erpelding, Whittemore, $10 gift certificate; Mrs John Scuff- ham, Algona, $5. Winners either have already received their awards or are being notified by mail. • Seneca Girl Home After Alaska Summer Seneva — Margaret Fischer returned Friday from Alifeka, where she has spent the summer months teaching Bible School under the sponsorship of the Presbyterian Board of Missions. Margaret left home on June 9 and met the rest of the group, 15 in all, at Seattle. On June 10 they flew to Juneau, the capital of Alaska, where they spent a week In orientation. The group was divided into four teams, Margaret's Ki'oup consisting of a girl from New York, one from Texas and the other from Georgia. Following the orientation they did their teaching in Juneau, Auke Bay, a town 11 miles from Juneau, and Hoods Bay, a smal town of 200 people, nearly all 6f whom were Thlinget Indians. •Their chief industry was a salmon cannery. On August 11 the group parted and went separate ways. Some left for home, while others visited points of interest enroute to their homes. Margaret went to Skagway, Alaska, Whitehorse, Canada, and San Biego, Calif., before returning home August 19. Margaret will leave Wednesday for Anamosa where she will begin her duties as vocal teacher in the Anamosa school system. 2nd Free Movie The second free movie for "Back-To-School" month will be offered next Saturday afternoon, Aug 27, with the first show at 1 p.m. Tickets may be obtained from any of the cooperating* merchants in Algona. T««n-Age Hop Another Harris Teen-Age Hop will be held Wednesday evening, Aug. 24, at the Algona Armory, dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission will be 50 cents. Jeen-Agers are advised that no one will be admitted in jeans or shorts, please! Slight Damage In Two Fires During Week A fire, which resulted when trash burning in a barrel ignited a power pole, caused an estimated $150 damage to the pole and equipment on the pole at 1:35 p.m. Sunday at Algona Country Club. A piece of burning lumber fell from the barrel against the pole, which was installed there two weeks ago. According to Fire Chief Ira Kohl, it may be necessary to replace the pole and equipment. Firemen were also called Saturday noon when a brake drum on an auto owned by John Schall of Rodman caught fire near the rear door of Hub Clothiers on Moore street. The fire was extinguished before firemen arrived with no damage resulting. Chicken Supper The W.S.C.S. of the Burt Methodist church is holding a family style chicken supper Thursday, Sept. 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Roast chicken and all the trimmings will be featured. Kossuth County No 7771 Mnreh Term, 1060. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, That an instrument of writing purporting to he the last Will and Testament of Mary Sttiflick, Deceased, doted November 2(i, 19-15, having been this day filed, opened and read, Tuesday the fith day of September, H)(iO. is fixed for hearing proof of same at the Court. House it) Algona, Iowa, before the District Court of f-aiil County, 'or the Clerk of said Court; and at ten o'clock A. M., of the day above mentioned all persons interested are hereby notified and required I" appear, and show cause, if any they have, why instrument should ri'it be probated and allowed as and for the last Will and Testament of said deceased. Dated at Algona, Iowa, August 22, Hlfil). Alma Pearson • Clerk of the District Court. MeMahon & Cassel, Attorneys Algona, Iowa Pool To Close Algona's swimming pool will close this Friday at 8:40 p.m. following a summer-full of ca- tivity. The month of August ha? been one of the busiest here ir history. Joins Hardware Staff Raphael Thilges has joined the staff of Cullen Hardware in the sales and service department. Mr Thilges farmed 5 miles west of Algona for the past 10 years. He and his wife, Bernice, have seven chilchcn. It's a real friend who likes you in spile of all he knows about you. NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL State of Iowa ss. In District Court NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL State of Iowa ss. In District Court, Kossuth County No 7770 March Term, 1000. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, Tha.1 an instrumenl of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Agnes Miller, Deceased, dater March 5, 1952 and Codicil attached (hereto dated May 12, 1053, having been this day filed, opened and read, Tuesday the Bill day of September, 1900, is fixed for hearing proof of same at. the Court House in Algona, Iowa, before the District Court of said County, or the Clerk of said Court; and at ten o'clock A. M., of the day above mentioned all persons interested are hereby notified and required lo appear, and show cause, if any they have, why instrument should not be probated and allowed as and for the last Will and Testament of said deceased. Dated at Algona, Iowa, August 22, 1900. Alma Pearson Clerk of the District Court. Linnan. & Lynch, Attorneys Algona, Iowa 4 Algerians In Graduating Class At Drake Univ. Four Algona young people will be among the 340 senior and graduate students 'receiving degrees at Drake . University August 26. They are Lois Rae Funk, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ray Funk, who will receive a B.A. degree with a major in biology; Constance Kay Priebe, daughter of Mr and Mrs Berl E. Priebe, a B.A. degree with u major in English: Terry Ray Cook, son of Mr and Mrs Donald E. Cook, a B.S. degree in business administration; and Catherine Durick Hansen, Algona, a B.S. degree in education. SCRIPTO MARKING PENCILS, 'J. sh ,ing Co., phone CY 4-3535, Pub. Co., Algona. Served in the Gracious Atmosphere of the Ballroom , Each Sunday — 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Featuring Music on the Hammond Organ Delicious Food Graciously Served Sunday Dinners From $1.40 Up HOTEL ALGONA COFFEE SHOP and DINING ROOM '^^ YOU'LL SEE THE 1960 SUMMER Olympic Games TELEVISED AUG. 26 THRU SEPT. 12. SEE THEM ON THE NEW 23" 1961 RCA TV US.4? WHICH WILL BE ON DISPLAY DURING THIS PERIOD IN THE "~ DISPLAY WINDOW AT • Foster Furniture A timing device will turn on the MCA TV at each scheduled showing. Consult TV time schedules. See the newest in ICA television. This 33" set on display is one of many beautiful sets offered by RCA for 1961. NOW AT f .-Y Tom'sRadio&TV 112 No Moore Alf»no CY 4-3260 rVWVMrVVWWVVrWWVVVWWWVrV^

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