The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 8, 1967 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 8, 1967
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2-Algono (la.) Upper D M Moines Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1967 Beef Barbeque At Fair; Expect 11,000 "Come and get it!" The Kossuth County Fair Free Barbeque will be held Thursday, August 17, at 5:30 p.m. and continue to 7:30 p.m. as county organizations and businesses serve some 11,000 meals. Since this affair began a few years ago, hungry fair-goers have "chowed down" with a meal designed to boost the Kossuth County Fair and Kossuth County itself as a beef-producing community. The meal consists of a nice, big beef barbeque sandwich, potato chips, baked beans, cookies, Ice cream, and milk or coffee. Plates, spoons, cups, napkins, etc. will be supplied by the sponsors. This year's Beef Barbeque Steering Committee consists of Beryl Priebe, Frank Moulton, Norm Christian, Corwin Peer, Julie Baas, Paul McBride, and Dick Post. Services Held For Former W. B. Woman Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bell, 81, formerly of West Bend, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 31 at the Rodman Presbyterian Church with Rev. Charles Burchmier officiating. Burial was in West Bend Cemetery with the Schellhammer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bell passed away Thursday, July 27, at Lakeview Nursing Home in Emmetsburg after being a resident there about a year and a half. Born in Vinton, the former Mary Reardon, she married Joe Bell in 1904 at West Bend and the couple farmed outside the community until Mr. Bell died a number of years ago. Mrs. Bell lived in West Bend after moving in from the farm acreage 10 years ago. Those surviving Mrs. Bell include two daughters, Mrs. William Bargman and Mrs. Wayne Miller, both of West Bend; a son, George, Des Moines; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Walton and Mrs. Ed Olson, Spencer, Joe, Ruthven and Mrs. Robert Frad, Greenville. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband and two sons and was a member of the Rodman Presbyterian Church. Algonan Gets Nevada State Gaming Post An Algona man, Harold J. (Bud) Keesee, has been named to fill a research position with the Nevada Gaining Commission in Carson City, Nevada. Keesee, a certified public accountant who formerly lived in Carson City, is co-owner of the Algona Hotel with Charles McVay. Keesee told the Upper Des Moines he must report to the state position before August 31 and is presently unsure as to whether or not he will retain his interest in the local hotel. In an article in the Carson City Gazette-Journal, it was reported that Keesee is one of two men hired to $14,000 positions for the Gaming (gambling) Commission of Nevada, Prior to coming to Algona, Keesee held positions with the staff of the California auditor general in Sacramento and with the Joseph Lauk accounting firm in Carson City. The article reported that over 40 men applied for the positions, which entail evaluating tax bases and developing a uniform tax reporting form for internal casino audit controls. Former Algona Farmer Dies At Mason City Services for Thomas R. Pickard, 85, former Algona farmer, were held Thursday at 1:30 at Calvary Baptist Church, Forest City, with Rev. Charles N. Curtis officiating. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery, Algona, and Boughton Funeral Home, Britt, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Pickard died July 31 at Mercy Hospital, Mason City. He had been ill since June. Thomas Raleigh Pickard, son of Foley and Olive Newberry Pickard, was born Nov. 16, 1881 at Charleston. He received his education at Littleton, m. where he grew to manhood. On Feb. 4, 1903 he was married to Anna Mae Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Robinson, Littleton. They purchased a farm north of Algona and lived here until 1949 when they moved north of Leland and later northeast of Crystal Lake. He is survived by his wife, one son, Garnet, Mason City; two grandchildren; one great- grandchild; one brother and one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters. Trucks Headed For Algona Have A Near-Miss A headon crash near Clinton Thursday evening that cost the lives of three persons and seriously injured four others involved a car-carrier on its way to Algona with a shipment of new trucks. The carrier was one of two large trucks bringing 10 new CMC pickups to Joe Bradley Equipment in Algona from Pontiac, Mich, as part of a fleet purchase by Sinclair Petrochemicals of Burt, The driver of the car-carrier, Elwin L. Drake of Union Lake, Mich., told the Upper Des Moines that a car pulled out to pass his vehicle and was hit headon by an oncoming car. The carrier was only slightly damaged and two of the pickups were splattered with blood. Drake was not injured and arrived in Algona with his shipment Friday noon, First Aid Course Kossuth County Chapter of the Red Cross has scheduled a stan- dard first aid course for ambulance and rescue unit attendants Tuesday, August 8, at 8 p.m. at Algona city hall. The course will be taught by Irene Kollasch, Kossuth county chairman of first aid for Red Cross. 36 have enrolled thus far. Legion Here Changes Night Of Meetings Nels Anderson, commander of the American Legion post here, announced recently the organization will hold its meetings the first Monday each month, instead of Wednesday as in the past. He also announced September's meeting will be held Sept. 11 as the first Monday is Labor Day. At that meeting, special recognition will include presentation of awards to peace officers from the local police department, sheriffs office and Highway Patrol. Auxiliary members and wives of Legionnaires are also being invited to the meeting. The Legion will again have a concession stand at the Kossuth County Fair. Business Sold The Whittemore Billiards pool hall has been purchased by Don Claude of West Bend. He became the new owner August 1 after he bought the hall from Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gengler of Whittemore. Driver Charged After Mishap Thursday A.M. Algona Police Chief Al Boekelman investigated an accident at the intersection of State and Hall streets at 10 a.m. Thursday mor- ning in which a car driven by Joyce D. Keith, 31, Burt, was struck from behind by an auto driven by George P. Kain, 60, of Algona. The two machines had stopped at a stop sign, but when the Keith car was forced to halt after another entered the intersection the Kain auto bumped the rear of the Keith car resulting in $130 damage to the latter. Chief Boekelman charged Mr Kain with following too closely! Carbon monoxide poisoning is the favorite method of suicide in the U. S. WHAT WILL RETIREMENT) HOLD FOR YOU ? Travel, hobbies, fishing ? Whatever your goal, will anyone pay your way for you ? Save now and guarantee enough retirement income . . . every month for as long as you live! For information, please contact me. JOHN R. BURNS Phone 295-2503 Box 302 Algona, la. Representative for Central life Assurance Company "One of the besr" - since 1896 NINGIIUIDE Eat Out Often In ALGONA THE JOHNSON HOUSEl ON so. PHILLIPS SMORGASBORD Sunday Moon and Friday Night PRIVATE DINING ROOMS SEPARATE COCKTAIL LOUNGE CHARLIE'S SUPPER CLUB SO. ON 169 DINING ROOM OPIN 5:30 . 11.30 P.M. COCKTAILS UVE ENTERTAINMENT PRIVATE DINING ROOM Tele. 2954152 V4ATS CAFE JCT. MWAYS II . 169 OPEN WEEKDAYS 10 A. M.- 1A.M. SUNDAYS 8 A.M.-1A.M. ClOSED MONDAYS PWVATI OWING ROOM LUDWIG'S CAFE DOWNTOWN ALGONA BREAKFAST ft NOON * SPECIALS * Open 6 A. M. - 8 P.M. Weekdays Closed Sundays ••• BLUE & WHITE CAFE FEATURING: ORDERS TO GO HOME-COOKED MEALS SANDWICHES - SHORT OtDERS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY 7 Days A Week Air Conditioned

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