The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 6, 1967 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1865 S' """imf" nde"" AC"' o? G . '"a-?, ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1967 Two Sections — 20 Pages VOL 101 NO. 51 Auto Fatality Mars Fourth Here BY RUSS WALLER Crosslake, Minn. FOOTNOTES FROM OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBOR Generally speaking, rain is a welcome thing in Iowa, but in northern Minnesota during vacation time sunshine-filled days are more welcome by most visitors and all those whose living depends on serving the vacation public .... and it has been a comparatively wet spring in northern Minnesota this year. * * * Nearly 50 percent of all out- of-state visitors in northern Minnesota come from either Iowa or Illinois .... tourism in Minnesota is finding new competition, not just from other vacation areas, but from the fact that major air lines are now making Florida, California and even Europe only hours away from any midwestern point . ... but man cannot easily make the trees and the beauty of a natural lake. Minnesota, however, like most other states in quest of more tax money, has added one cent to its gasoline tax and as of August will have a 3 percent sales tax, but food, clothing and some other essentials are exempt . ... all in the name, of course, of property tax relief, which like in Iowa will turn out to be quite a myth as most of the extra revenue will be siphoned off for schools and highways and general increases in state operating costs. * * * A Sunday closing law (or closing Saturday, by choice) is to be challenged in the courts.... if found legal, it would prohibit operating most businesses on Sunday, or allow them on Sunday if they closed Saturdays. This would include larger groceries, auto dealers, etc. There seems to be no Amish problem in Minnesota, but they have the Red Lake Indians instead. It seems that someone had the bright idea of establishing a $1 1/2 million dollar furniture factory on the Red Lake reservation, with federal and state funds mostly financing the deal and an eastern firm putting in a little money and also operating it. This, of course, is aimed at developing a little industry in Indian country, an idea probably thought up by someone in Washington who never saw an Indian. It has now developed into a sort of political fracas between the Democratic national administration and the Republican state government .... in the meantime the Indians keep right on fishing, subsisting on Federal allocations, throwing away their appliances and autos when they cease to operate, and they couldn't care less about a furniture factory .... it isn't quite as bureaucratically bad as Long Island, New York, however, where you now have to get a building permit to erect a tree house. * * * Algona's Mayor BUI Finn, who returned last week' from a 10- day vacation up north, had a slight misfortune - he left his shoes under the bed in his lake cottage .... whether Bill came home in moccasins or barefoot, we don't know .... a long distance call, however, located the shoes and another vacationer who brought back the missing shoes. Bill would look a bit odd, attending a council meeting or holding court, without shoes 1 Don Howe, who was a member of the KLGA staff for sometime, is now with a Brainerd radio station (a two-station town). * * * The storm that hit the Twin Cities last week interrupted a number of vacations .... power and telephone company men were all hurriedly recalled via radio for emergency duty .... many of them had left the Twin Cities Friday afternoon - the storm struck Friday evening - some were on their way back Friday night. Ex-Ottosen Man's Son Is Auto Victim OTTOSEN - Gary Ellingson, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ellingson of West Concord, Minn., was killed in a one-car accident on a curve between Pine Island and Rochester, Minn, at 9 p. m. Sunday. He suffered critical head injuries and was taken to St. Mary's hospital at Rochester, where he died Tuesday noon. Gary was born June 1, 1945, at Ft. Dodge and lived with his parents in the Rutland-Bradgate area until 1955 when the family moved to West Concord. He was a graduate of West Concord High School and attended Spartan School of Aeronautics at Tulsa, Okla., after which he was employed at Rochester. Surviving besides his parents is a sister, Janell. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran church at West Concord. Burial will be in the Old Concord cemetery. The father, Albert Ellingson, was born and reared in the Ottosen area. Little Boy Is Lost For Time Here Saturday An unidentified 2 or 3-year-old boy was lost for a while here Saturday afternoon. He was later picked up by his father at the police station. The lad was picked up at Hilton's Sinclair Service by Policeman Pete Jorgenson and fell asleep while riding with him in the patrol car. Announcement of the finding of the boy was made over the local radio station after Jorgenson returned him to the police station. GOP Picnic The Kossuth county Republican Women's Club invites aU Kossuth Republicans and their families to a potluck picnic at the shelter house at Call State Park Two Charged After Mishap At Fenton Two drivers were charged with violations following a 2-car mishap at the east edge of Fenton on highway 44 at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. They were Paul E. Voigt, 50, Fenton, speeding, and Henry B. Thill, 75, Algona, improper left turn. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated and estimated damage to the Fenton auto at $500, whUe damage to the Algona car was $200. There were no injuries reported. The Voigt auto was headed south and the Thill car was going north at the time. Mr. ThUl apparently turned left in front of the other vehicle. Paul Knopf, Ex-LuVerne Man, Passes Funeral services for Paul Knopf, 70, former resident of the LuVerne-Renwick areas, were held in the Trinity Luther an church at Dayton, with Rev. Dale Knutson officiating. Burial followed at Dayton where he had made his home since 1945. Mr. Knopf died Thursday at a Ft. Dodge hospital where he had been a patient since May 14. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Knopf, Algona, and a brother of Mrs. Henry Zwiefel, also of Algona. Other survivors include his wife, five daughters, three sons, and two sisters. Prior to moving to Dayton in 1945, he lived in the LuVerne and Renwick vicinities, after coming to LuVerne with his parents at the age of five. His wife is the former Thelma Hewitt, whom he married at Lu Verne in 1932. Get Letters Roger Hutchinson, Lone Rock, and John Wickett, LuVerne, were among 17 men listed as varsity letterwinners in baseball at Iowa William C. Jorgenson, 34, Swea City, died instantly when his auto, shown here, crashed into a county bridge on a blacktop road 7 1/2 miles north of Bancroft before 6 a. m. Tuesday. He became the county's second auto fatality of 1967. He was headed south (away from the camera angle) and the auto struck the bridge railing at the left, spun around and came to rest near the opposite railing. Mr. Jorgenson was not thrown from the auto, but was found lying in the back seat area. His body was discovered by a passerby, Floyd Sill, Burt, about 6 a. m. and it was estimated the mishap occurred about an hour earlier than that. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Photo) Fenton Okays Cable TV; Translator Promised To Algonans By Mason City .......... J ....;....................v.v.v.v.w.v.«.t.x.:.x.w.ssss::s5S;:K;«WW Out Of Hospital Dr. BUI Clegg, who luckily escaped death in the crash of a spray plane near here June 16, was released from Veterans Hos pital, Des Moines, where he had been taken for treatment the same evening and returned to his home for further recuperation Thursday. He sustained a concussion, cheek fracture, a shoulder break and numerous lacerations in the mishap and underwent surgery for correction of the cheek Former Algonan *** Neighbors iv c JJ I Cultivate For Dies Suddenly Whittemore Man At Mason City AHS 07 Class Has Reunion of 1907 from Algona High School isn't getting any younger-the members just The class a °Seven of the remaining 14 members still alive held a reunion marking the 60th anniversary of their graduation here during the weekend - and as can be seen in the above photo, the entire group is quite spry. it „ There were 19 members of the graduating class in 1907 and all were alive when the Centennial Celebration was held here in 1954. Three years later, when the reunion marking the 50th year rolled around, 17 were alive and 10 attended the get-together. Pictured front row, left to right, are Mrs. Frank Kohlhaas, Mrs. Hazel Lusby and Miss Capitola Sample, Algona; while in back, left to right, are Albert Reid, Algona, Lloyd Mitchell, Cedar Rapids, Hal Hudson, Titusville, Fla., and Lee Glasier, Denver, Colo. Other class members still living include Florence Brown Clark, Neva Patterson Potter, Edna Cole Nelson, Elsie Glasier Jones, Mrs. 3ess S. Ingels, Mrs. Rena Ward DeLong and Ra The° n seven had brunch at Mrs. Lusb/s Friday morning, a banquet at the Johnson House in the evening and spent the rest of the evening at Miss Sample's talking over old times. The Unoer Des Moines would like to offer its congratulations, along with those of many others, to the .class of 1907. We hope they have several other reunions- it helps keep them young.' (Glenn's Studio Photo) A former Algona resident, Mrs. Dean Clapsaddle, 55, Clear Lake, died suddenly Sunday in a Mason City hospital after suffering a heart attack. She was the former Leona Lichter, who was born and raised here and has three brothers, Walter, Leo, and Joe, living here. Requiem mass for Mrs. Clapsaddle will be celebrated Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Clear Lake. The Rev. Peter Bodensteiner will officiate. Burial will be at the Clear Lake cemetery. Pallbearers were Dr. H. G. Marionos, Mason City; A. W. Schultz, Clear Lake; Thorkel Sondrol, Jr., Clear Lake; Keith Crawford, Mason City; Dr. E. H. Barg, Mason City; and Dr. J. W. Lannon, Mason City. Leona Marie Lichter was born Dec. 6, 1911, in Algona, the daughter of Henry and Anna Lichter. She, was married to Dr. Dean Clapsaddle Aug. 1,1933, at Cedar Rapids. The couple had lived at Clear Lake for 21 years. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Jerry, Rochester, Minn.; Dean Charles, England; and Thomas, Clear Lake; and a daughter Mary Ann, at home. Seven brothers, Leo, Algona; Ed, Sand Point, Idaho; Dr. Magnus, Burt; Dr. Anthony, Des Moines; Albert, Des Moines; and Walter and Joe, Algona; and two sisters Mrs. John (Agnes) Ludwig, St. Benedict, and Mrs. J. D. (Margaret) Berry, Waverly. WATCH IT I The Better Business Bureau issued a warning during the week to all firms who may have received what appeared to be a bUl for classified advertising. Many in this area received the punch card which at first glance appeared to be a bill. In the lower left hand corner, however, the words "this is a proposal form arid not a bUl, invoice or renewal." The small type on the reverse side made it very clear that if someone sent in the amount asked for, that firm would be listed in a forthcoming new directory. A group of friends and relatives performed a good neighbor deed last Friday when they went to the Elmer Anliker farm at Whittemore and did the cultivating. They cultivated 90 acres in about two hours. Mr. Anliker recently had surgery. Men participating were Francis Crotty, Mike Crotty, Melvin Von Bank, Bill Thul, Joe Loebach, John Mosbach, Earl Schmitt, Pat Farrell, and Harold Haag. Seeking Bids On Post Office For Wesley The post office department is seeking competitive bids for an improved building to house its postal operation at Wesley, Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien announced today. Under the department's lease construction program, a contract wUl be awarded to the bidder who designates an existing building suitable to the needs and agrees to improve it according to departmental specifications and then lease it to the department for a basic period of 5 years, with options to renew the lease for an additional six years. The department's capital investment will be limited substantially to postal equipment. The buUding will remain under private ownership, with the owner paying local real estate taxes. Bidding documents are avaU- albe from Fred B. Agnew, Regional Real Estate Office, Post Office Department, Room 20-A, Main Post Office BuUding, Des Moines, Iowa, 50318. The real estate officer wUl supply bidding forms, specifications, lease provisions and other information. Bids must be submitted by July 31. New Position Bob Slobe, assistant manager at the Algona Harrison store for the past three years, has been appointed assistant manager of the large Harrison store in KnoxvUle, la. Fenton became the first town in Kossuth county to accept cable TV when the town council there granted a permit for construction of a system there to the Fenton Community Signal TV Co. during a meeting Monday night. Owner of the company is Gene Faulstich, Algona, owner of Electronic Specialties, who said the cable wUl be installed and in operation at Fenton within the next 30-60 days. The council adopted an ordinance which paved the way for the installation. Cable TV is expected to cosi $4.95 per month per user at Fenton, according to an original announcement of plans. There are 200 homes in the town. MeanwhUe, KGLO-TV, Mason City, is going ahead with plans to construct a translator system for Algona and surrounding area. A spokesman for the station, a division of Lee Enterprises, Davenport, said the board of directors of the corporation had committed him to start processing a translator site here. The action was taken during a meeting held June 23 and reportedly, a potential site for the necessary tower is being sought and a consulting engineer is going ahead with preliminary work as to size of site, height of tower and other information needed before actual construction begins. It has also been rumored that several other stations have been contacted and asked to also furnish translator service here without cost to the entire area. Cable TV, which has been defeated here by voters several times in the past, will be voted upon again Tuesday, July 25. WMT-TV, Cedar Rapids, has proposed installation and operation of community .TV here. A 25-year franchise is asked by the company, which will pay the cost of the special election. The company proposes construction of a 500-foot tower near Algona with a $9.95 installation charge and monthly fee of $4.95 for customers hooked up if the plan is approved. Rolls Car Tom Fitzpatrick, Algona, was charged with driving too fast for the condition of the road and Sheri Baker, also Algona, a passenger, sustained a slight concussion and bruises when the former rolled his car near Rutli- ven Tuesday. Miss Baker was taken to the Spencer hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was runner-up in the recent Miss Algona Contest. Swea City Man Killed; Car Hits Bridge A 34-year-old Swea City farmer, William C. Jorgenson, became Kossuth county's second auto fatality of 1967 when the auto he was driving crashed into a county bridge on a blacktop road a mile and a half north of the intersection of highways 169 and 9 north of Bancroft about 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. Exact time of the mishap is not known. However, when Floyd Sill, Burt, came upon the scene and discovered the wrecked auto with Jorgenson's body inside, the engine of the vehicle was still warm. Mr. Sill immediately called Sheriff Ralph Llndliorst who went to the scene to investigate. The mishap occurred near Jorgenson's farm and he was headed south in his 1962 Chevrolet 2- door at the time. For some unknown reason, the vehicle veered across the blacktop and slammed into the north end of the east side of the bridge, smashing the auto and tossing the driver into the back seat. The front end and left side of the vehicle were badly damaged and the wreck was later pulled away with a tractor. A portion of the front fender of the auto was left hanging on the bridge entrance. After impact, the auto pivoted around to the left and came to rest pointing nearly north near the west railing of the bridge. There were no skid marks. It was thought Mr. Jorgenson died instantly, but it was not immediately determined just what his fatal injuries were. Neither of the county medical officers went to the scene of the crash. An ambulance from Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, took Mr. Jorgenson's body from the scene of the tragedy. Funeral services for William Clarence Jorgenson will be held Friday in Immanuel Lutheran Church at Swea City, with Rev. Julius Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at Harrison township cemetery, with Reese- Henry Funeral Home In charge of arrangements. There will be military rites at graveside. He was born at Bancroft Dec. 15, 1932, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jorgenson, and was educated at Ledyard. He married Marilyn Swenberg at Fairmont, Minn. Nov. 12, I960 and they farmed 3 1/2 miles northeast of Swea City. He served from 1953 to 1955 in the Korean War, and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Swea City. Survivors include his wife; his parents; three brothers, Milton, Wayne and Robert, all of Swea City; and a sister, Betty (Mrs.' Edward Anderson), Sioux Falls, S. D. Ida McGregor Funeral Held At Swea City SWEA-EAGLE - Ida Arminda McGregor, 88, died at 9:50 p.m. July 2. She was born August 10, 1878 in Ohio to William and Sarah Shaw, came to Iowa at the age of 13 and lived with her parents in the Seneca area. She was married in December, 1907, to C.F. McGregor at Algona and they farmed 4 mUes west of Swea City untU they retired in 1947 and moved to Fairmont. Mr. McGregor died in 1951. Survivors include one son, C^fford and one daughter, Hazel (Mrs. Charles McElwee); nine grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Family services were held at 11 a.m. at Reese-Henry Chapel Wednesday and public services at 2 p.m. at Open Bible Church with Pastor R. E. Thompson officiating. Interment was at Swea Township cemetery.

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