Th* "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid (Ef)c Upper Beg jlotneg Two Sections - 12 Tabloid, 6 Metro ESTABUSHH) 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa Al/*«"ktiA ISMAI* <rtirrn*vr ui&ir • «. .«*.. (50811). Nov. I. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1967 VOL 101 NO. 45 Charge 5 With Larceny Of Motors Geo. Jennings Passes, Rites Held Saturday Funeral services for George T. Jennings, 64, Algona, were held Saturday afternoon at McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Mack Carlson officiating. Burial followed at the Irvington cemetery. Mr. Jennings died Wednesday at a nursing home at Ft. Dodge where he had been a resident for two years. Mr. Jennings was born April 13, 1903 at Pioneer, son of Theodore and Rosa Jennings, and was married to Mary Roseri- steil. They had no children. Survivors include six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Delia McKee, Algona; Mrs. Donald Palmer, Hemme; Corless Jennings, Fairmont; Mae Jones, Albert Lea, Minn.; Esther Ditsworth, Oceanside, Cal.; and Raymond, Calsback, Cal. A sister and two brothers preceded him in death. Richard Zeimet Of Bode To A-F Academy A fourth 1967 high school graduate from this area, Richard Zeimet, Bode, was recently notified of his appointment to the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. Richard, who attended Boys State a year ago, graduated recently from Twin Rivers High School at Bode. Others from this area who have been notified of appointments to the Academy include Dick Muller and David Gerber, Algona, and Bill Mino,SweaCity. They will leave here June 25 and are to report at the Air Force Academy June 26. New Commander Nels Anderson was elected Commander of the Algona American Legion post during the annual election here Wednesday . night. He will succeed Frank Saiter. Other new officers are Dave Fisher, 1st Vice; Les James, 2nd Vice; Tom Aaron, adjutant; Charles Bloom, finance; Rev. MUo Dailey, chaplain; Dr. N. J. Kelley, historian; Bob Riedel, sgt.-at-arms; and Leo Cassel, service officer. Band Concert The Algona Municipal Band will present a varied concert at the city parking lot (across from the Upper Des Moines) at 8 p. m. this Thursday, June 15. The band, under the direction of Russell Guster, will present • waltzes, marches and popular music. Many Areas Of County Under Water Continual rainfall in the midwest, with Kossuth county one of the principal recipients, has forced the levels of rivers and streams near flood stage - as the two photos above will attest. The top picture was snapped near the gravel pits in Plum Creek township. The gray area visible above the road turning to the right is water in a flooded corn field, with the old bridge shown at the left. In the photo below, water crowds the banks of the Des Moines river under the bridge north of Algona. Many fields not adjoining rivers and streams were also flooded and will probably result in the necessity of re-planting in some cases. Meanwhile, fields not flooded are showing rapid progress, with corn, beans and all other crops looking good. Since the "rainy season" started here May 28, Algona has received a total of 7.23 inches of rain, according to the official weather station, KLGA, Amounts by date are: May 28 - .72"; May 29- .50"; May 30- .05"; May 31 - .20"; June 5 - 2.17"; June 6 - .07'; June 7- .52"; June 8- .87"; June 9-.70"; June 10- 1.01"- June 11 - trace; and June 12- .42". High reading during the past week was 83 degrees May 8, while the low of 57 was registered the same morning. (UDM Newsfotos) Frank Gink Funeral Held Here Saturday Frank Cink, 82, well-known Algona retired farmer, died Wednesday at his home. Funeral services for him were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church here with Msgr. P.P. Gearen officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph's cemetery, Wesley, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Richard and William Robinson, Gerald and Robert Cink, Douglas Jergenson and Duane Nelson. Frank A. Cink, son of Joseph and Marie Fencl Cink, was born in Welch county, No. Dak., Nov. 14, 1884. He came to Iowa in 1885 and Kossuth county in 1908. Hs married Bertha Ciha May 25, 1909 at St. Joseph's church, Wesley, and they came to Algona in 1944. His wife died in June, 1966, and Mr. Cink had been living with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Robinson, here. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Four children, Julius and Ruth (Mrs. Robinson), Algona; Frances (Mrs. Mike Stoffel), Wilmer, Minn., and Lillian (Mrs. William Watts), Oxnard Cal.; 23 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren survive. A son preceded him in death. Minor Wreck An estimated $180 damage resulted to a pair of autos here at 3:15 p.m. Saturday when they collided on McGregor street. Alle Murra, 50, Holland, la., was charged with illegal parking after his vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Grace Jansen,66, Algona. City police investigated. Breaks Arm LEDYARD - Karen Pingel, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Pingel, fell from a horse Sunday night and broke her left arm above the elbow. She is a patient at the Blue Earth hospital. Weil-Known Burt Woman Services for Mrs. Luther J. Fairbanks, 57, Burt, were held at 10:30 a. m. Monday at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft with burial at the Burt township cemetery. Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Fairbanks died suddenly of a heart attack at 7 a. m. Thursday at her farm home near Burt. She was born Dec. 29, 1909 at San Antonio, Texas, where she received her education. On May 17, 1S31, she was married to Luther J. Fairbanks at San Antonio. Following his retirement from the U. S. Air Force, they settled on a farm near Burt, and for the past 10 years have been operating the Wilfair Rest Haven near Burt. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Luther, Jr., of Algona, and Capt. Robert Fair- banks with the U.S. Air Force at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. John Raedy of Saginaw, Mich., and Linda, at home. Two brothers, two sisters and eight grandchildren also survive. Working On Theft Of $546 A total of $544 in bills and change and 36 cartons of cigarettes were taken from the Phillips 66 station at Fento during a break-in Tuesday night, June 6. Fenton Lumber, across the street from the gas station, was also burglarized but only $2 was stolen. Theft at the gas station was discovered Wednesday morning by manager Roger Ulses. Entrance was gained by knocking out a pane of glass which was already broken. Kossuth county sherrifs officers later found that the lumber yard had been broken into during the night. Entry was gained by forcing the front door. 18-Year Old, Four Juveniles Face Action An 18-year old Buffalo Center youth, Terry E. Letcher, was charged with larceny in a value over $20 in Mayor Bill Finn's court here Sunday. He waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court. He was apprehended, along with three juvenile boys, by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Saturday night. A fourth juvenile, allegedly involved in a series of thefts in a wide area, was to report to the sheriffs office Monday. The charge against Letcher was filed for his alleged part in the theft of two auto engines from Van Horn Salvage, located west of Buffalo Center in Kossuth county. The engines had been rein wed from autos by yard employees and were near the office when they were taken June 4. One of the engines was installed in Letcher's car the following day, while the other engine was in the process of being overhauled for possible use in an auto owned by one of the juveniles. It was found at his home, along with varied automotive items taken from several sites earlier. Three of the four juveniles were apparently involved with Letcher in the theft of the engines. These three and another juvenile from the same area were apparently involved in the theft of two magnesium wheels with tires from Ken's Auto Service here, two bucket seats from Chazen's Auto Salvage, Mason City, and hub caps stolen from Mason City the same night. Also taken by the group, according to information, were a carburetor and manifold from a used car lot in Blue Earth. These thefts occurred since the first of the year. The wheels and tires were taken from Ken's here after the car was jacked up. Letcher was returned here and jailed Saturday night. The others are being turned over to juvenile authorities for action. Most of the stolen goods have been located. Divorce And Account Cases Filed Here Two new cases were filed in district court here during the weekend. W. W. Granger, Inc., plaintiff, is seeking $257.64 in settlement of an account from Robert Mortenson, defendant. Leslie Thompson, plaintiff, is seeking a divorce from Gary Thompson, defendant, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married Sept. 16, 1962, at Clarion. She asks custody of two small children.
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