The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 21, 1967 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 21, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . QRjje er ESTABLISHED 1165 ^K::::::::::::S::%:::::::::::::::::::; :•:*:: IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1967 16 Tabloid Pases VOL 101 NO. M NFO County Milk Ban Minor *•***• •* !*•* «***•*!*!*.*. ***•* t*t*l*«***.* **»*t*t *l"l***** •*!%***•* »* «*»*•*»*•*•*•*»*»*•* •*•*»*•*«***•*•* ****»"i*i***i*i*i*c*i* !•!•!• ioi* *•*•*•*•*•*•*•"•*•*•*•*«*«•»*• •«*»*^^^» • ••••••••>••*.•*..* Iberian Auto First Lutheran Ground Breaking Crash Fatal, LuVerne Man A young LuVerne man, Ronald L. Zwiefel, 30, was killed last Thursday in" an automobile accident in Liberia, where he had been living for the past seven months. He was in the transportation department of Pan American Airways, stationed at the Liberian International Airport. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at LuV me, at the Methodist church «ith Rev. Roy A, Biesenmeyer officiating, with burial in the LuVerne cemetery. Blake Funeral Home of LuVerne handled arrangements. Pallbearers, most of them friends also employed by Pan Am. were Joe Ugy, Bruce Wigans, James Laska, Dale Larimer, Donald Havemann and Fuad Jubran. Honorary pallbearers were Arnie Wigans, John Troyer, Stanley Lutkowski and Jerry Sheeky. Mr. Lutkowski flew with the body all the way from Liberia. Some of the other pallbearers were friends from Chicago who knew Ronald during his 6 1/2 years employment with Pan A' 'here, before his transfer to Liberia. Surviving Ronald are his mother, Mrs. Laura Zwiefel of Lu- Verne, and three brothers, Robert of Boise, Idaho, James of San Diego, and Dennis of Moline, HI. His father died seven years ago. The young man received his education in the Vernon Twp. Consolidated School, and attended Eagle Grove Community College, prior to entering service with Pan Am which operates only between countries and is not a domestic airline. The LuVerne man and the Pan Am manager were on their way from the airport into the city when the one-car accident happened. It is believed a tire blew out on their car. Ronald was killed instantly, and the other man is in critical condition in a hospital in Liberia. Ed Rich Buys West Bend Firm Mike Steil has sold the West Bend Electric to Ed Rich of Algona. The firm will be known as Ed's Electric. Steil will devote full time to the T-V Cable system which he recently acquired from Leonard Wilson. The Rich family moved this past weekend from Algona to the Origer house on Highway 44. Swea City Man's Rites Pending SWEA CITY - Services are pending at Reese - Henry Funeral Home in Swea City for Richard Berg, ret Jred Swea City mail carrier. Berg died Thursday in Phoenix, Ariz, where he had been spending the winter. ' - Congregation members and friends of the First Lutheran Church, Algona, braved a bleak day and a biting wind, Sunday afternoon, to break ground and take part in the blessing of the site for the new church they will construct here. The church will be located at the east edge of Algona, just east of the Bertha Godfrey school. Pictured above are men who took part in the program before the altar set up on the ground. Left to right are Lyle R. Anderson, vice president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, Wm. F. Steele, chamber secretary, Rev. Robert F. Lorenz, church pastor, at the microphone, and behind him Mayor Bill Finn, Harold Sundet, representing the church building committee, the Rev. Dr. Raynold J. Lingwall, president of American Synod Lutheran Church in America, and Rev. Fr. Milo Dailey, St. Thomas Episcopal church, representing the Algona Ministerial Association. Actual work on church construction is scheduled to begin this week. Others who took part in the "spade" ceremony were Harold Erickson, congregation vice president, James Peterson, secretary, and committee members Clayton Percival, LaVonne Pittman, Raymond Gilbert, John Love, Bless Rusk, Melvin Bay, Dee Erickson, and Orville Wicks, Ruth Bay of the church women, Dennis Georg the Luther Club president, Helen Seely of the Couples Club, and others. A fellowship coffee at the present church followed the ceremony. (UDM Polaroid Photo) Tools Taken During Two Injured In Break-Ins, This Area 2-Car Mishap Tools seemed to be the target of'break-in artists in this area during the weekend. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called twice to investigate thefts after tools were discovered to be missing. The first theft was reported at the James Wooster salvage yard, two miles east of Armstrong in Kossuth county on highway 9. Someone apparently entered Wooster's shop during the night Friday and took $25-30 worth of tools after prying a padlock off a door to gain entrance. Nothing else was stolen. Wooster is marshal at Armstrong. A large quantity of tools disappeared during a similar theft during the night Saturday at Ernie Williams John Deere store on highway 18 east of Algona. A roll-away tool chest full of mechanics tools and another tool chest full of tools were taken. Value of the tools is not known. Entrance to the Williams shop was gained by breaking a glass out of a shop door, making it pos- sible to reach through and unlock it. The theft was descoveredbyan employee of the firm, Don Hauptman, Wesley, at 8:40 a.m. Sunday. Sheriff Lindhorst is continuing investigation of the matters. Four Fined Four persons paid fines and court costs in Mayor Bill Finn's court last week following preliminary hearings of charges. They were Steve L. Miller, Algona, $50, failing to have control; Virgil L. Payne, Estherville, $10 stop sign; Victoria J. Fisher, Cor with, $10 speeding; and Robert L. Thilges, Algona, $5, restricted license. Champ Duroc A 350-pound purebred Duroc owned by W. J. Stewart and Son, Burt, was judged champion at the State Duroc Show and Sale at Marshalltown March 10. The animal sold for $580, Ruth M. Blanchard, 53, Lone Rock, was hospitalized at St. Ann Hospital here as the result of a two-car collision about 3 p.m. Wednesday, 2 1/2 miles south of Lotts Creek on a blacktop road. Mrs. Blanchard's injuries included fractured wrist, injured ribs and a knee cut. Driver of the other car was Reinhard W. Potthoff, 70, Bancroft. Mrs. Blanchard was traveling north and when she came over a hill applied her brakes. It is reported that one of the wheels locked on the left side of her car and pulled her into the left lane of traffic, where she collided headon with Mr. Potthoff, who was traveling south. Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten investigated and estimated $400 damage to the Potthoff 1963 Buick and about $600 to the Blanchard 1967 Ford. Mrs. Blanchard was charged with failure to yield half of the traveled portion of the highway. No Troubles, Little Volume Drop, Locally The peaceful milk holding action of the NFO, which started Thursday, has had little or no effect on that dairy product in this area so far - and may not be effective here as this immediate vicinity is not known as a leader in the dairying industry. However, according to a couple of NFO members who talked with the UDM during the weekend, in the big dairy areas, the organization feels its plan will bring results - a hoped-for $1 more per hundredweight for milk. There's been no "run" on fresh milk at Algona's major markets, Hood's Super Valu and Swanson's, but Bill Hood, owner of Super Valu, stated customers were buying more dry milk. Jerry Benson, manager at Swanson's, said Saturday his records showed nothing irregular in milk sales, NFO meetings were held Friday and Saturday night at St. Benedict and Lakota, but it was not known how many members attended or what came up for discussion, except purpose of the meetings was the holding action. Consolidated Co-Op Creamery Manager Russ Medin, Whittemore, said Saturday that the action hadn't affected that firm. One patron held back about two cans of milk, a very small amount- and Consolidated, which specializes mostly in packaging milk and butter manufacture, collects milk from 250 dairy men. Consolidated serves the Whittemore, Algona, Mallard, Ringsted, Burt, Fenton,SweaCity and Lone Rock areas. The Estherville Dairy also reported that only a handful of their patrons have withheld milk since the action began. Slick Again In Area Probably quite a few residents of this area fell down when they walked out of their homes early Monday morning. It was that kind of a day - SLICK - as winter proved it was still in the neighborhood. It was also spitting snow. However, Kossuth county did escape a 7-inch snow Monday morning, which was reported at Dubuque. H L R/S March 15 31 20 Tr. S March 16 40 15 March 17 23 3 March 18 35 5 March 19 38 23 March 20 — 30 .03 R The 5-day outlook, according to station KLGA, is for readings below normal.

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