The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 8, 1967 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 8, 1967
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The "RRST-OMHE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . 3 Sections — 28 Tabloid Pages ESTABUSHB) IMS Entered u Kcond clus nutter it the pottoUlce at AJffona. Iowa (S0311). Nov. 1. 183J. under Act of CongreM of Kurtb i. 1«T» ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUG. 8, 1967 VOL. 101 - NO. 60 S3S^:?ii£5»S^^ Anna Nordstrom, 81, Ex-Algonan, Dies In Oregon Mrs. John (Anna) Nordstrom, former Algeria resident who has been living in Portland, Ore., succumbed there Friday at the age of 81. She is the mother of Mrs. Perry Lowman of Algona, and Mrs. Edna PotratzofWhitte- more. Both women left by car with David Lowman driving, for Portland, Friday. Funeral services were tentatively set for today, Tuesday, at Portland. The Nordstrom family all grew up in Algona, with eight of the children now living in the Portl- land area. They are Mrs. Edith Handley, Clarence, Howard, Helmer, Arthur and Paul Nordstrom, Mrs. Evelyn Barnes and Mrs. Marine Gutzler. A sister of Mrs. Nordstrom, Agnes Johnson, also survives in California. County Aux. Meeting The quarterly meeting of the Kossuth county Legion Auxiliary will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 8 at the Methodist Church in Titonka. Special feature will be a memorial service for deceased members. All girls who attended Girls State from the county are to give reports on their trips. Acount Case An account matter was filed in district court here this week. The C. W. Humphrey Co., plaintiff is seeking $517.32 from Robinson Construction Co., defendant. Funeral For Ruth Heerdt Held At Burl Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Heerdt, 27, Burt, were held in the Full Gospel church there at 2 p. m. Thursday, with Rev. Edward Haspany of Montevideo, Minn, officiating. Burial was at the Burt township cemetery. Pallbearers were Jack Gettman, Billy and Jim Gifford, Don Strayer, Harold Peterson and Bill Johnson. Mrs. Heerdt died Aug. 1 at University Hospitals, Iowa City, following an illness of several months. Ruth Bunkofske, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bunkofske, was born Oct. 4, 1939 at Corwith and was educated atCorwith and Algona. She was married to Eugene Heerdt at Burt, Aug. 7, 1960 at Burt. Survivors include her husband; a son, James, 6; a daughter, Janelle, 4; her parents; and two brothers, Larry, Titonka, and David, Burt. Business Transaction Mr. Herbert Zumach has recently made plans for enlarging his present grocery store in Whittemore. He has purchased the former Geelan's general store with J. B. Geelan retaining his drygoods and work clothing stock. Mr. Geelan will continue to market his merchandise in the Roeber building. Further announcements will be made in the near future. 160 Members Of Golf Club At Whittemore Membership in the Whittemore Golf Club reached 160 this week, according to Ed Elbert, one of the original six directors of the or- . ganization, which plans to have a golf course constructed about a mile east of Whittemore within the next few months. Original goal of the group was 150-175 members, so afewmore members will be signed up. A meeting was slated at the Legion hall there last night (Monday) at which time three more directors were to be elected and officers elected by those in attendance. It is hoped construction of the new 9-hole layout can be begun tliis fall. First Rain In Weeks Measured More than a half-inch of rainfall upped everyone's this area this weekend. The moisture was the first appreciable amount received here for too long a time. It came in the form of .55" measured Sunday and a trace two days earlier. The high reading during the period was also Sunday, 85 degrees, while the low was 53 degrees Friday. Here are the marks: DATE H L R Aug. 3 81 57 Aug. 4 76 53 Tr. Aug. 5 83 57 Aug. 6 85 64 .55" Aug. 7 — 58 5 Injured In Pair Of Bad Mishaps In Area Two accidents Thursday evening sent three injured persons to St. Ann hospital and two to Palo Alto hospital in Enunetsbury;. The first accident occurred at 6:05 p. m. three miles north of St. Joe on highway 169 and involved two passenger cars and a truck. All three vehicles were traveling south. According to Deputy Sheriff EppoBulten, investigating officer, Clarence Werling, 50, Bode, was in a 1967 Ford truck and was pushing a 1962 Plymouth driven by AHS Class Of 1957 Has Reunion The Algona High School class of 1957 held its 10th year reunion Saturday night at the Algona Country Club. The program featured a social hour, smorgasbord dinner, class will and prophecy and entertainment. Larry Hudson served as master of ceremonies, The graduating class numbered 63, and 18 were present at the reunion, Shown above in the first row are left to right, Judy (Rieken) Galbraith, Des Moines; Glendora (Patton) Margrave, Marion, la.; Maribel Rain, Denver, Colo,; Mariys (Long) Bjustrom, Whitte- more; Marvel (Hanson) Culbertson, Lone Rock; Judy (Dahlhauser) Umbrell, Spencer; Jean (Kuecker) Gerdis, Titonka; Delores CThompson) Johnson, Algona, Second row - Robert Hardy, Minot, N. D.; Fred Strahorn, Iowa Falls; Vernon Reisner, EstherviUe; David Erickson, Algona; Roger Hanson, Ames; Keith Colwell, Iowa City; Truman Shackelford, Algona; Molly (Sullivan) MacDonald, Algona; Edith (Christiansen) Julius, Ellsworth, Minn,; and Larry Hudson, Des Moines, (UDM Newsfoto by Poundstone) Marsha Graeljer, 19, West Bend, and owned by Gerald Graeber, also of West Bend. Driving the third vehicle was LaVerne Earl Nicol, 47, Waterloo, who came upon the other two vehicles from the north, hit the left rear corner of the Werling truck and came to rest on the highway facing west. He was taken to St. Ann hospital suffering with four cracked ribs and was listed in satisfactory condition. His 1965 Ford station wagon was considered a total loss, with estimate of damages at $2,000. It is shown in the top photo above. Damages to the undercarriage of Werling 1 s truck were estimated at $1,000. The Plymouth had an estimated $50 in rear- end damages. Miss Graeber complained or a sore neck and was taken home following the accident. Deputy Bulten filed charges against Nicol of driving at a speed greater than he could stop within an assured clear distance ahead. The second accident occurred at 9:42 p. m. one-half mile south of Fenton on highway 44 and involved two passenger cars and a tractor. All three vehicles were traveling south. The smashed tractor is shown in the bottom photo. On the tractor, which was estimated to be a total loss, were Willie Kurse, 44, Lone Rock, and his son, Leon, 14. Mr. Kruse, driver of the vehicle, was taken to St. Ann hospital with chest and back injuries and his son was hospitalized here with cuts and bruises. Driver of one car was Betty Wehrspann, 17, Fenton, who had undetermined injuries. The third driver was Terry Brekke, 17, Armstrong, who suffered cuts and bruises. Both were taken home and later to Palo Alto hospital. The 1960 Chevrolet driven by Brekke had an estimated $800 in front end damages. The 1966 Plymouth driven by Miss Wehr- spann and owned by Harold Wehr- spann was considered a total loss.

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