The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 11, 1967 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 11, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Slgtma ®pper ESTABLISHED 186S Entered as second class matter at the postotflce at Alftona. Iowa . (SOS11). Nov. 1. 1932,- under Act of Congress of March 3. J$T9 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1967 16 Tabloid Pages VOL 101 NO. 28 St. Cecelia's Closes First Grade Here Three Suffer Injuries In Crash Here A car-truck crash at the intersection of highway 18 and Main street here Saturday at 10:07 a. m. sent three persons to St. Ann hospital with minor injuries. Hospitalized were John J. Meyer, 27, a bump on the head; Rilla Vieregg, 27, Sioux Falls, S. D., cut on the head, Michael Hagen, 3, son of Mrs. Vieregg, mouth and nose injuries. A truck driven by Meyer and an auto driven by John A. Vieregg, 27, Sioux Falls, collided as the car slid down the highway sideways, hitting the truck broadside. Both drivers were apparently blinded momentarily by a truck driven by Harold H. Wibben, 27, Titonka, which was not involved in the crash, but did cut visibility at the intersection. City police investigated the mishap and estimated damage to the truck at $300, while at least $1,000 damage resulted to the car. Funeral For John Yoss Sr. Here Tuesday John M. Voss, Sr., 85, resident of Algona since 1952, died Saturday at St. Ann hospital where he had been taken earlier the same day. Funeral services for him will be held at 1:30 p. m. today (Tuesday) in the Methodist church, with Rev. Robert Phillips officiating. Burial will be at the LuVerne cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel, Algona, is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be W. M. Anderson, John Love, M. L. VanderWaal, Leon Laird, Don Hemmingsen and Everett Steven. John Martin Voss, son of Detleft and Emma Riemers Voss, was born in Germany and married Anna Petersen at Davenport June 7, 1905. They farmed near LuVerne until 1949, then moved to Algona in 1952. He was a Mason, Shriner, member of the Eastern Star and Methodist church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Emma (Mrs. Herman Wise), Wesley, andDolores (Mrs. Frederick Wayland), Arlington; one son, John, Jr., LuVerne; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren. A son, Lawrence, preceded him in death. V.F.W. Post Election The Algona V.F.W. post will hold its annual election of officers, Wednesday evening at 8 Wife Of Man Hurt In Crash Asks Damages The wife of one of two West Bend men severely injured in a one -car crash there April 15, 1965 at 1:15 a.m., Clovis Edgington, is plaintiff in a new case filed here in district court this week. She is seeking $25,000 from Gregory Origer, defendant, who was allegedly driver of the vehicle when the crash occurred. Mrs. Edgington's husband, Eldon, was a passenger in the auto driven by Origer when it slammed into a railroad signal at West Bend. Mr. Edgington was awarded $10,000 by district court jury here in March when he asked for $50,000 for his injuries. The new petition seeks damages from Origer, claiming he was driving recklessly and "as a result, the plaintiffs husband suffered injuries, loss of job and wages and expenses for doctors and hospitals . . . was also deprived of husband's companionship, etc." Berninghaus Rites Monday At West Bend WHTTTEMORE - Funeral services for Amelia Berninghaus, 80, were held Monday at 3 p. m. at Peace Lutheran church in West Bend, with Rev, W. C. Ostermeier officiating. Burial was -at the West Bend cemetery, with the Schellhammer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Stanley Opheim, Ralph Walker, Ronald Ostwald, Herbert Zumach, Mervin Lauck and Roscoe Fouss. Amelia Elisa Berninghaus, was born Nov. 20, 1886, in the vicinity of Whittemore and her parents were Herman and Elisa Volmig Meyer. She attended the Immanuel Lutheran School in Lotts Creek where she also grew up to womanhood. On Sept. 14, 1910, she was united in marriage to William P. Berninghaus at Peace Lutheran church in West Bend. Her husband preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1917. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Hugo and Rudolph of Whittemore, Louis of Armstrong, Mrs. Harold Schmeling (Johanna), Whittemore, and Mrs. Rex Dowing (Margaret), Newton. Also 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Berninghaus farmed with her son, Rudolph, on her farm five miles northeast of Whittemore in Lotts Creek township. For several weeks she has been a patient in the Palo Alto Memorial hospital in Emmetsburg, following a stroke. Doctor From Mason City To Address Club DR. BEARD Dr. Hallard W. Beard, Park Clinic, Mason City, will be guest speaker at the morning session of the annual Spring Convention of Kossuth county Federation of Women's Club. The convention will be in the Methodist church, Titonka, Friday, April 14. Dr. Beard, a specialist in internal medicine, is a member of Iowa Heart Association and the board of directors of the North Iowa Stroke Rehabilitation Program. His subject, "Why Risk Heart Attack," is part of a nation wide special-emphasis public information program of the American Heart Association. Mrs. Leonard Elbert, Whittemore, is chairman of County Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs. Russell Patterson, Burt, vice chairman; Mrs. Durwood Voight, Fenton, secretary; and Mrs. Robert Boleneus, Wesley, treasurer. Legion Auction Successful Despite Rain While the amount netted had not been totaled as of Monday morning, the auction sponsored by the American Legion post here Saturday was considered a huge success, according to Dick Post, co-chairman of the event with Bob Riedel. A large crowd attended the auction, despite rain, and it was considered fortunate there were facilities available at the fairgrounds under a roof. The Legion plans to make the fund-raising auction an annual event. To Colorado TITONKA - Linn Roberts, junior at Titonka High School, has been accepted to attend Colorado's first Communications Art and Science summer institute at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, to be held June 18-July 1. Anna Meyer Of Fenton Passes FENTON - Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Meyer, 88, will be held at St. John's Lutheran church in Fenton, today CTues- day), April 11, at 2 p. m., with burial in the Lotts Creek cemetery. Mrs. Meyer succumbed Saturday at St. Ann hospital in Algona after a brief illness. One of her children, Elsie Meyer, has made her home with and cared for her mother. A complete obituary will be carried in the Thursday issue. Grocers Get Info On Food Stamp Plan Food retailers from every corner of Kossuth county we re invited to a meeting at the courthouse here last Wednesday night to hear details of the ensuing Federal Food Stamp Program, which will go into operation here May 4. Attendance at the session was considered good. Audrey Davis of the Dept. of Agriculture attended and outlined the Stamp Program for the grocers. Stamps will go on sale at the office of County Welfare Director Helen Huber May 4 - and will be used by needy persons in exchange for foodstuffs at grocery stores, with a bonus arrangement. At present, there is no way of knowing how many families will be under the program in Kossuth. Normally, in counties where it is already in operation, it does not start off like wildfire, but does become quite popular with needy families. Before the stamps can be purchased, application must be made at Mrs. Miter's office in the courthouse. A family's purchase of food stamps each mouth depends upon income. Two persons with a monthly income of $120-140 will be required to invest $36 in stamps, but will receive a bonus of $14 worth of stamps. Larger bonus amounts of stamps will go to families with more members making less money per month. Anything edible, with the exception of some foreign food, may be purchased at cooperating stores with the stamps. Beer and cigarettes cannot be bought Files Suit Nancy Wolfe, plaintiff, filed suit for separate maintenance against James Wolfe in district court here this week. They were married at Emmetsburg April 2, 1964. The plaintiff seeks care custody and control of a small son, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. (5 Students To Pub. School During '(7-68 The St. Cecelia's Academy school board and Msgr. P. P. Gearen, following lengthy sessions with necessary Catholic diocesan leaders and public school officials here, decided this weekend that due to a lack of space in the local school, there will be no first grade classes there, at least during the 196768 school year. As a result, the estimated 65 first graders who would have started at St. Cecelia's in the fall, will instead attend public schools in Algona. Msgr. Gearen stated Monday that public school officials had been contacted so necessary plans for additional staff members, etc. could be made in time for the new school year. It is probable that two or three new teachers will be necessary, based on current teacher-load figures in the Algona Community School District. It is expected that necessary space will be available for all grades at St. Cecelia's again during the 1968-69 school year, according to the announcement. Switch of first graders from St. Cecelia's to public 'schools will provide a temporary solution to the space problem at the parochial school. It will allow St. Cecelia's to have three second grade classes of 27 each and will provide additional space for other class rooms. First graders next year who normally would have attended St. Cecelia's will be given religious instructions on Saturdays during the school year. -An open meeting for all parishioners was slated Monday, April 10, at 8 p. m. in St. Cecelia's Academy hall so that questions could be answered and suggestions offered. During the current school year at St. Cecelia's, there are 81 in the first grade. School board officers at St. Cecelia's are Leo Cassel, pres.; Thomas Rich, vice pres.; Mrs. Joseph Rooney, secretary; and Dr. Jerry Shey, treas. Msgr. Gearen also recently appointed a financial committee, with Walter Bradley, pres.; Louis Ferstl, vice pres.;ErvinWiltgen, secretary; and AlphonseErpeld- ing, treas. Divorce Granted Judge Joseph Hand granted a divorce to Ethel D. Hardt from Martin Hardt in district court here this week. Married at Mankato, Dec. 9, 1946, the plaintiff was granted $8,000, plus a quit claim deed to real estate. A 17-year old son was granted permission to choose the parent with which he will reside.

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