The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 6, 1967 · Page 20
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 20

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Tuesday, June 6, 1967
Page 20
Start Free Trial

Mail from G.I. In Vietnam Is Opened By Culprit Here BY EVELYN CADY It seems incredible that our nice little town could have such a despicable person or persons as are related to this letter which I received. "Dear Miss Cady - Have you ever wondered if there are words to describe a person who would .steal a soldier's mail? Our son is in Viet Nam. On the eve of Memorial Day, one of his letters to his wife was found in a stairway on State street. It had been torn open, the pages lay on the steps, and the picture that lie had sent to his wife Is still missing. Now we wonder how majiy more of his letters are missing. "We are proud of our boy and we know there are many times when he is afraid to go to sleep at night. He says it rains every day and sometimes through the night and the mud is very deep. He says there are sorts of bugs and ants, all of them seem to be biting insects. The temperature gets as high as 120 degrees. They have been sleeping in tents. There is always a mad scramble for weapons when there is an alert. Our son is stationed near Pleiku In the central highlands not far from the Cambodian border. He Is Pfc. Brian A." Rlke. /S/ Mrs. Glenn Rike." Ills wife is Mrs. Brian Rlke, 8 1/2 E. State St., Algona, and since the letter and picture ue- long to her, It seems only right that the picture be returned to her. It is a pretty low person who would perpetrate such a cruel thing, and at least would be decent enough to send the picture to her. It is precious to her and his parents, and to restore the picture to his wife would in part compensate for a very mean trick. Who knows- as time goes on, It might happen that the so-called "jokester" might be placed in a similar position and surely this young man, whose life is in jeopardy for OUR sakes (and his family) deserves high regard and his family kind consideration. Paul Seller Is Graduated From Notre Dame 14-Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, June 6, 1967 Espe No-Hitter Leads AHS To Third Straight Householder Wins Feature; One Man Hurt The no-hit pitching of Craig Espe combined with wildness by the opposing moundsmen and a nine-hit attack led Algona High to an easy ll-l six inning victory over Humboldt there Friday night. The win was the third for the locals and also the tliird for Espe this season without a loss. Coach Keith Christie's club is slated to host Iowa Falls here today (Tuesday) in another North Central Conference contest, then host the Mason City Mohawks Thursday and Eagle Grove Friday during a busy week of action. Except for the bottom of the first inning Friday, Humboldt was in trouble. Espe hit the first batter, then cut loose with a wild pitch to advance him to second before Doug Marso belted a grounder through first baseman Tom Jones to score the run. Meanwhile, the locals tied the count, 1-1, using a pair of walks in the second, then counted four times in the top of the fourth on hits by Espe, Rog Meyer and Don Hagen. Meyer and Craig Taylor slapped two-run-singles as the locals closed out the scoring with six runs in the top of the sixth and the game ended a half-inning later as the ten-run rule was in effect. Meyer got three of Algona's nine hits, while Espe, Tom Claude, Hagen, Mike Betts, Taylor and Jeff Allen each added one. Espe struck out 13 and he, the catcher, and first basemen were the only Bulldogs who managed to get their hands on the ball on defense. Marso took the loss. Is Graduate Mary Kathryn Thomsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Thomsen of Sexton, formerly Algona, graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Morningside College, Sioux City, May 28. Pickup Found Police here were notified by Minneapolis authorities that a pickup owned by Ed Bowman, Algona contractor, which disappeared from its parking place near the Bowman shop May 24, has been found. According to the information, the vehicle was located there May 28, with its keys missing. It is not known il any of the possessions of the firm, which *ere in the truck MX when it was taken, The thief, not been appre- An Algona driver wound up at St. Ann hospital and another Al- gonan copped the feature during another wild night of racing at the fairgrounds here Friday night. Spending the night in the hospital where he was examined for possible injuries was Bud Petersen, popular driver here for several years, who sustained bruises and was shaken up when the car he was driving flipped on the number two turn, rolled over and was badly damaged. It took firemen some time to get him out of the vehicle and he lost consciousness for a short time. However, he was only slightly injured. The mishap occurred during the running of the third heat. Feature winner was Butch Householder, who is also leading the point standings here after two nights of activity. He trailed Jim Edgington, also of Algona, through much of the 16-lap run, then took over and won handily when Edgington's vehicle overheated and he had to pull out. There were several re-starts required during the action-filled evening, however most of the 25 cars entered managed to run throughout the program. One exception was Gene Schattschneider, who was forced out of action after posting the fastest time and winning the trophy dash. Results: Time Trials: 1. Schattschneider, :20.33; 2. Don Hilbert, :20.55; 3. Householder, :20.83. Trophy Dash: 1. Schattschneider; 2. Householder; 3 HUbert. First Heat: 1. Piper; 2. Yeoman; 3. Hlscocks. Second Heat: l. Simpson; 2. Peltz; 3. Purvis. Third Heat: 1. Simpson; 2. Householder; 3. Edgington. B-feature; 1. Roupe; 2. Hempe; 3. Wall. Feature: 1. Householder; 2. Simpson; 3. Peltz. Another night of racing will be featured this Friday, with time trials slated at 8:00 p.m. Johnnies 3-0 Winners Over Golden Bears St. John's defeated Garrigan at Bancroft Wednesday, 3-0. The game was the opener for the Golden Bears. Steve Vaske pitched for the Bancroft team with John Meyer behind the plate. Bancroft had three runs, two hits and no errors. The two hits were by Tom Nemmers and Steve Vaske. Vaske struck out 14 and walked six. Garrigan used four pitchers. John Mertz started and was relieved by John Winkel in the second inning. Jerry Elbert pitched the fifth inning and Joe Becker relieved him in the sixth inning. The Garrigan pitcher walked 10 men and struck out seven. Their catcher was Dick Muller. The Bears had no runs on two hits and no erros. Their hits were made by Jack Muller and John Mertz, both singles. Lallier Homer Sparks Bears Garrigan's Golden Bears, held to just one run in their first two starts this season, erupted for six in the first inning and three in the second on the way to a 9-1 victory over Clarion here Saturday night. John Winkel went the distance on the hill for the Bears and allowed just three hits. Big blow for the Bears in the first was a 3-run homer by Lallier. Duane Kramer will handle the team during three games this week while Coach Steve McCall and Beanie Cooper, football coach and athletic director, attend a coaching clinic in Colorado. The Bears now have a 1-2 season mark. The Bears dropped a 6-1 decision to Newman here Friday night as Joe Becker managed the only base hit by the locals. Newman counted two runs in the top of the second, three in the third and one in the seventh. Garrigan's run came in the fifth as Jim Lallier reached on an error, went to tliird on Becker's single and scored on a fielder's choice. Becker hurled the first six innings for the locals, with John Winkel finishing up. The Bears hosted Mason City Monday night, PAUL SEILER Paul Seller, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Seller of near Sexton, graduated with a degree in business administration from Notre Dame University Sunday, June 4. The 1963 Garrigan High School graduate was a regular offensive tackle on the Fighting Irish, nation's number one football team, last fall. A reception will be held for him at the Seller home this Sunday, June 11, from 2-4 p. m. N. F. Weber Of Wesley Dies; Funeral Held WESLEY - Nicholas F. Weber, 87, Wesley, died Friday at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Britt. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were held Monday at 9 a. m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church, Wesley, with Rev. R. W. Phillips officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery, Creston, and Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born March 16, 1880, son of Jacob and Emma Weber, and married Rose Mary McCann June 21, 1910. She died Nov. 19, 1920 and he married Mary McElroy at Afton Feb. 28, 1927. They farmed near Britt and moved to Wesley in 1940. Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Harold, Wesley; two daughters, Mrs. George Roeder, Algona, and Mrs. Calvin Meinecke, Jamaica; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren ; three brothers, William, Britt, L. A., Algona, and A. J., Creston; and two sisters, Ann Weber and Mrs. Helene Walsh, Creston. Former Algona Man Succumbs A former Algonan, Tom McGraw, in his late forties, sustained a fatal heart attack at Lafayette, Minn. Friday afternoon. Funeral services for him were to be held Monday at 10 a. m. Mr. McGraw, his wife and children resided here for a few years when he was manager of the Botsford Lumber Co. They moved to Lafayette about 10 years ago when he purchased a lumber yard. Survivors include his wife, Grace; and children, Mary, John and Jim. Is Ohio Graduate Kathleen 'Agena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Agena of Algona, was one of 300 seniors at Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio, to receive degrees in ceremonies held Monday, June 5. She is a graduate of Algona high. Loats Funeral To Be June ( At Titonka Funeral services for Thomas Loats, 69, a lifelong resident of Titonka, were to be held this afternoon, Tuesday, June 6, at the Ramsey Reformed Church, near Titonka. Rev. John Janssen was to officiate with burial in the German Valley cemetery. Blake Funeral Home of Titonka was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Loats passed away after a lingering illness, last Friday at a Rochester, Minn, hospital. Surviving are his wife, Ida, and four sons: Leroy of LaGrange, fll.; Art of Spencer; Clarence of New Orleans; and Kenneth of Creston. A brother, T. J. Loats of Santa Ana, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Jensen of Gibbon, Minn, and Mrs. Earl Goodnow of Mason City, also survive. There are also 12 grandchildren. Pallbearers were to be Wilbur Sexton, Edward Harms, Martin Norlan, Harvey Heyer and John Hamilton, all of Titonka, and Harris Harms of Burt. Mr. Loats was born at Titonka, May 30, 1898. He had been a painter during his active years. Bancroft Rites Are Held For Mrs. Schiifz Funeral services for Mrs. John A. Schiltz, 26, Albert Lea, were held at Bancroft at 10 a. m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic church. Mrs. Schiltz died Wednesday at an Albert Lea hospital from diabetes. Survivors include her husband, her mother, Mrs. John Carroll of Titonka, and two brothers, William of Davenport and Robert of Titonka. Mrs. Schiltz was married Dec. 28, 1965 to John Schiltz, former Bancroft resident. She taught school at Estherville prior to her marriage. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Golf Tourney The annualJunior Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Algona JayCees, was slated to be held this morning (Tuesday) at the local Country Club. Lloyd R. Smith, auditor of state, has announced that the annual audit of the City of Algona and Algona Municipal Utilities was completed SUPER STOCK CAR RACES MAY 28 & 30 Races Every Sunday Night 8 P.M. North Iowa Fairgrounds Hwy. 18 West of Mason City (41-50 & MIS)

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free