The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 22, 1967 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 22, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . 16 Pages Tabloid ESTABU SHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postalfice at Algona. Iowa Air/MJA IOWA TIIPCDAY AUGUST 22 1967 (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUUUil It, IVO/ VOL 101 - NO. 64 Grand Champ Brings $519 DONALD ERPELDING, Bode, and his 865 Ib. grand championship Black Angus baby beef at the Kossuth County Fair, are pictured here. The animal sold Saturday morning at the 4-H . sale for $60 per hundredweight and was purchased by Kerber Milling Co. of Emmetsburg, for a net of $519. This was $19 18-Year-Old Charged In Corn-Bean Theft 54 Competed In Tractor Pulling Show With 54 competing, the annual Kossuth County Fair tractor pulling contest, held Wednesday night, was viewed byl,700people in the grandstand. Mrs. Lyle Wheatley of Pocahontas, the first woman to ever enter the tractor contest, won a second in class "C" entries. In Class "A", under 6,000 pounds, winner was George A. Shimon, Rolfe; second, Johnny Finch, Jr., Britt; third, Paul Thoreson, Swea City; and fourth, Gerald Erpelding, Whittemore. In Class "B", up to 9,000 pounds, first to Harold Boekelman, Britt; second, Jerry Schmidt, Ottosen; third, Joe Eisele, Elmore, Minn.; and fourth, Gerald Langerman, Fenton. In Class "C", up to 12,000 pounds, first, Laverne Larson, Armstrong; second, Mrs. Lyle Wheatley; third, Roger Farland, Swea City; and fourth, Gerald Shimon, Rolfe. In Class "D", up to 15,000 pounds, first, Lyle Wheatley, Pocahontas; DeanDodds, Algona; third, Joe Buscher, Jr., Algona; and fourth, Arnold Christensen, Rolfe. Wesley Lady's Son Shot In Gas Hold-up WESLEY - Mrs. Emma Olson received word that her son, Don Olson, Manager of the Erickson Holiday gas station in Ft. Dodge, was shot in the knee in a holdup at the station about midnight one day recently. He and his wife were stocking shelves. $100 was taken in the robbery. \ Algona Grain And Feed Co. Sold Recently The Algona Grain & Feed Co., owned and operated the past several years by Chris Hemmen, has been sold to Elmer Maahs, Algona, formerly of Whittemore. Mr. Maahs, presently employed by the Ralston- Purina Co., is a native of Whittemore and operated the Whittemore Hatchery for 15 years. Mr. Hemmen's future plans at this date are indefinite. Carrie Voigt Funeral Held At Fenton Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Voigt, 85, Fenton, were held Saturday morning at the Methodist church. Rev. Russell Eldridge officiated and burial was in the Fenton Methodist cemetery with the Thomas fUneral home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Voigt died at the Good Samaritan Home in Algona Thursday. She had been a patient there for the past four months. Caroline Sophie Boevers was born near Whittemore on April 12, 1882, daughter of Henry and Sophia Boevers, She was educated in Algona and was married to Carl Voigt, who preceded her in death. Surviving is one son, Gerald Voigt, manager of the Fenton branch of the First Trust and Savings bank; one daughter, Ardis, Mrs. Eugene Huskamp of Fenton; two grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Richard Borchardt, Fenton; Mrs. Rita Bettin, Forest City; Mrs. Anna Steinback, Austin, Minn,; and Sadie of California. Seek Reelection Two directors will be elected to the Swea City school board Sept. 11. The two incumbents, A.D. Van Norman and Earl Kvamsdale An 18-year old Ledyard youth, James A. Richardson, gave a statement to sheriffs officers here Sunday, concerning theft of soybeans and corn and was charged with larceny by County Attorney Bing MacDonald. A total of 92 bushels of beans and 96 bushels of corn were involved. According to the young man, the beans were taken from a steel bin on the Paul Koppen farm, five miles southeast of Lakota, sometime Tuesday night, Aug. 15. He said he used a pickup truck to haul them to Blue Earth where he lives and they were sold to a feed and grain company there. He received a check in payment for nearly $250. The Koppen farm is unoccupied. A small door near the base of the bin was opened after a padlock was broken and the beans then loaded into the pickup. He also admitted taking the corn from the farm of William Knoner, about three miles south of Ledyard, several weeks ago. They were sold at the same feed and grain firm in Blue Earth. Richardson is in the county jail here awaiting district court action, probably this week. - o Hatchery And School Are Broken Into A pair of break-ins in this area were reported to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Monday morning. Officers went to investigate during the day. The first was reported by Hamilton Hatchery at Wesley, where an unknown amount of money was taken sometime during the weekend. A break-in at the LuVerne school netted some tools for thieves, according to the report received here. Also during the weekend, a 15-year-old Wesley boy was arrested for taking a fifth of vodka from a home there. Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten made the arrest and juvenile authorities are slated to take action in the matter. Barbecue 9 Law Firm Relocates The law firm of Linnan, Lynch & Straub is now occupying new quarters on North Hall Street, just west of the Kossuth courthouse. They moved last week from their longtime location over the Kossuth Mutual Insurance Building on North Dodge St. The insurance firm itself will construct a new building on East State Street. District Court Cases Donna Steven, plaintiff, filed a petition for divorce from Dean Steven, defendant, asking $50 per month support for each of four minor children. They were married Dec. 15, 1965 at Fairmont and had previously been married to and divorced from each other. Donald Tietz, plaintiff, is asking $688.90 for alleged damage to a TV tower and residence during a severe storm here March 23, 1966 from the State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., defendant. The free barbecue at the Kossuth County Fair, a smash hit since it first got on the program several years ago, was just that again this year. Serving started about 5:30 p. m. Thursday-and when the chewing, sipping and hand wiping were all done, 9,616 persons, young and old alike, had enjoyed what most termed a delicious meal. The Upper Des Moines camera found itself aimed mostly at children when a trip was taken through the food area about 6:30. And, there were certainly a lot of cute ones there. It would have been impossible to shoot pictures of all the nice children at the feed, but the ones shown here provide a good sampling of those assembled. The little guy at toe upper left thought that ice cream was great, while the trio of lads at the upper right ate everything in sight (in fact, the fellow at the left was having quite a time figuring out if that potato chip bag was empty or not, At lower left, a demure miss gets an assist from her mother with a shot of milk, while ice cream is again the center of attention in the photo at lower right as a gal a little older keeps a firm grip on her spoon and cup. A huge committee, composed of men from every corner of the county, served the food to the thousands present from long tables. As usual, there was a feeling of friendliness at the barbecue that is hard to beat — among workers and patrons alike. (Photos by Don Smith)

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