The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 12, 1967 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid 16 Tabloid Pages ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 94 FEHTON BANK ROBBED Pork Men To Meet .The Kossuth County Swine Producers are holding a free pork dinner Wednesday evening, Dec. 13, at Van's Cafe in Algona to kick off their membership drive. All pork producers, buyers and truckers in the area are invited to attend. President Dick Kuecker will be explaining a nation-wide pork promotion that will go into effect the first of next year. The dinner is slated for 7 p. m. The Fenton office of the First Trust & Savings Bank of Fenton was burglarized sometime either Saturday or Sunday night. Discovery of the robbery was made about 7:45 a. m. Monday by Gerald Voigt, bank manager. On orders from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the bank was then closed until law enforcement authorities could arrive. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was also called and was on the scene, and the FBI men were expected to reach Fenton about noon, which is also press time fpr this issue. Whether or not the bank robbers were abte to get away with any of the money in the'vault was not known early Monday. They gained entrance to the bank through the back door which they broke open. They then cut through the vault door with a torch and got the vault door open. However, all of the bank's current money on hand was inside a safe, which in turn was inside the vault, and whether or not they managed to get the inside safe open was not determined. Voigt did not enter the vault for fear of erasing fingerprints or other evidence which might be available. The bank closed the week's business Saturday noon, and reopens Monday morning. Nothing amiss was reported during the remainder of Saturday or Sunday by local residents in the business area Voigt said he sometimes went to the bank on a Sunday, but that he did not do so this Sunday, so did not know whether the burglary took place Saturday night or Sunday night. A check of tire tracks behind the bank was underway Monday morning. . .. Another break-in was also reported from Fenton sometime over the weekend at the Fenton Cooperative Elevator, but only the door to a feed warehouse was broken open. It is possible that some seed may have been stolen and a check on that was being made Monday morning, also. Narrow Assessor Job, 4 Applicants Rites Monday, Fenton, For Mrs. Priebe FENTON - Mrs. Ed Priebe, well-known Fenton women, who with her husband had gone to Ft. Meyers, Fla. for the winter, as is their custom only a few weeks ago, died suddenly the night of Dec. 7 at Ft. Meyers, evidently the victim of a sudden heart attack. Mrs. Priebe and her husband had watched rather late TV during the evening, but after retiring Mrs. Priebe said she did not feel well and got up. A short time later her husband found her dead in the bathroom. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 1 , at the Fairville Lutheran church, with Rev. C. L. Bliss officiating, and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Algona. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Priebe was born at Stratford, la., May 19,1901. She was 66 at the time of her death. The Priebes have been longtime residents of Fenton, with a wide acquaintance of friends. Hazel Emma Knuth and Ed Priebe were married Aug. 18, 1920, in Algona. They retired to Fenton in 1941. Surviving members of the family, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Berkland (LuVaun) of Emmetsburg, and a son, .Mervin, who lives in California. Also surviving are three sisters: Mrs. Irene Reese, Albert Lea; Mrs. Laura Rosen of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Marie Murray of California. Pallbearers were Clarence Arbogast, Reuben Berkland, Arnold Hantelman, Carl Beck, Ernest Votteler and Dale Weisbrod. Shoplifting An 11-year-old Algona boy was picked up for shoplifting in a local store Thursday. He allegedly took a couple of packages of gum. Condition Of H. M. Smith Is Improved The condition of H. M. (Slim) Smith, longtime Kossuth county engineer, was reported good Sunday. Mr. Smith became ill Wednesday and entered Veterans Hospital at Des Moines the following day. He underwent surgery on his stomach Friday and according to reports received here is on the road to recovery. His wife, Eva, is with him in Des Moines. V.F.W. Donates Hall Space To 'Head Start' The Algona V.F.W. voted recently to donate the use of their upstairs hall to the Kossuth County Head Start program for a Head Start class beginning Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a. m. Enrolled in this class are fifteen low income pre-school children. All of these youngsters are from the south half of Kossuth county. There is another class of fifteen children operating in the Bancroft public school, serving the north half of Kossuth county. Mrs. Lawrence Besch of Whittemore is the teacher for the Algona project. The Kossuth County Head Start classes are sponsored by the. Kossuth County OEO Committee of the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. M. Peter Hart is the director. The Algona public school is cooperating with the project. The local school authorities have donated chairs and also assisted in the planning. s~ The children will be picked up at their home so they will be at the V.F.W. building by 9 a,- m. They will be returned to their homes at 1 p. m. Breakfast and a warm noon meal will be served. Included in the Head Start program are medical and dental services, speech and hearing therapy, psychological services, and nursing services. ElsieHansen "^?r S! 1 !" 9 Of Algona Dies Saturday Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie H. Hansen, 85, resident of Algona since 1906, were scheduled for 10 a. m. Tuesday (today) in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was to follow at Calvary cemetery here, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Dirk and Lynn Hansen, John Balk, James Voigt, Wayne Wagner and Orland Steil. Mrs. Hansen died Saturday afternoon at her home here. She was born in Germany Dec. 26, 1881, the daughter of Carl and Martha Segebarth Voigt. She came to Kossuth county in 1885 and the family settled at Lotts Creek. On Dec. 22, 1913, she was married to Edward Hansen, Algona contractor, who preceded her in death in January, 1949. A daughter, Laura, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two children, Wade, Algona, and Irene (Mrs. Wilbur Balk), Waterloo; nine grandchildren; three great- grandchildren ; and nine brothers and sisters, Ewald, Algona; Herman, Archie, Margaret (Mrs. Wagner), and Julia (Mrs. James Mather), Whittemore; Ella (Mrs. Jack Johnson), Rolfe; Carl, Osage; and Marie (Mrs. Wm. Schwankee) and Bertha (Mrs. Ostwald, Cedar Falls. Home From Vietnam Randy Harmes, son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Harmes, Algona, arrived in Algona last week for a 30-day leave after serving with the U. S. Army in Vietnam for the past year. Harmes will be stationed in Alabama after his leave. • Tires Stolen Two tires and wheels were stolen off a new 1968 Plymouth at Ken's Auto here sometime Saturday night. Police were called to investigate the theft. Not In Algona There will be no public meeting in Algona Wednesday evening, regarding any highway proposal. The Upper Des Moines story of last Tuesday may have left the impression that a meeting was to be. held in Algona regarding a highway re-routing. The meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, will be held at Postville, and pertains to a construction program and rerouting of U. S. Highway 18 Jury Finds For Defendant In OMVI Matter A district court jury found for the defendant, Richard R. Sarchet, here last Wednesday afternoon, one hour after they were charged with giving a verdict in an OMVI matter. The original charge was filed in July of this year and testimony in the trial was given Tuesday afternoon, with final arguments Wednesday morning. The jury decision cleared the defendant. Members of the jury included Violet Gerber, William Marshall, and Dorothy Raney, Algona; Agnes Merron, Bancroft; Mary Jean Andrews, Burt; Lester Hagen, Lakota; Carroll Olson, Ottosen; Donald Fett and LeRoy Weber, LuVerne; Dorothy Rosendahl and Norbert Zumach, Whittemore; and John Moser, West Bend. Gladys Mart, Armstrong, was alternate. Jurors were slated to report for possible further duty this morning (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. One damage matter was filed. Marilyn Kuester, plaintiff, is seeking $757.67 damages from Wilma and Glen Strayer, the result of a mishap at the intersection of North Phillips and East Shoenhair Is Speaker Wm. R. Shoenhair of Bancroft, associated with Welp's Hatchery at Bancroft, and a former mayor of that town, was guest speaker at the Kiwanis luncheon in Algona r Final Selection Up To County Conf. Board The field of potential selctions for County Assessor of Kossuth County was narrowed to four last week. The four received passing grades of 70 percent or better in recent application tests. The four are Mrs. Velva Niederfrank, Garner, an assistant in the office of the Hancock County assessor; Wayne F. Lynch, Fenton, a field assessor in the county; James R. Valley, Woden, a resident of Hancock county; and Larry A. Hudson, Algona, who has been an assistant in the office of the Kossuth County Assessor. He was formerly a deputy sheriff in the county. The County Conference Board was to meet Monday afternoon in the courthouse to review the applications, and possibly to make a selection from among the four named above as a new assessor to succeed Leolmmer- fall, veteran Kossuth Assessor, who is retiring from the position as of Jan. 1. The County Conference Board is composed of the Board of Supervisors and representatives of the County Board of Education, and mayors of cities and towns in Kossuth County. After the applications for the position were received, an examining board of three interviewed the interested parties. The examining board was composed of R. G. Buchanan of Algona, Charles Quinn of Bancroft, and Ed Boyken of Titonka. The State Tax Commission next reviewed the applications. The final decision, however, is up to the County Conference Board. Case Settled A compromise settlement of $100 was given to the plaintiffs, Shirley M. Briggs, et al, in district court here this week. Defendants in the matter were William S. Farnham et al. A damage suit had been filed earlier as the result of injuries alleged by the plaintiffs son in a mishap here some time ago.

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