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Simon Henry, Algona, Dies; Rites Are Held Simon Henry, 78, well-known Algona retired farmer, died at the Good Samaritan Home here Saturday evening. He had been ill for some time and was a patient recently at St. Ann Hospital for 13 weeks. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church here, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Dean Loss, Duane Sheppard, Phillip Henry, Paul Kollasch, Loren Hahle and Orland Steil. ,He was born Jan. 12, 1889 at Chenoa, HI., the son of John and Mary Elbert Henry. He became a resident of Iowa at the age of seven and came to Kossuth county at the age of 24, then to the Algona area five years later. He farmed and raised purebred cattle west of Algona for many years. He was married to Mathilda Steil here Oct. 15, 1927. Survivors include his wife; four children, Eugene, John and Thomas, Algona, and Ardith (Mrs. Roman Knecht), West Bend; eight grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters, Mary, John, Esther (Mrs. Francis Kollasch) andMelvin, Whittemore; Catherine (Mrs. Earl Sheppard), Joseph and Margaret, (Mrs. Robert Loss), Algona; and Regina (Mrs. Raymond Ryan), Garner. He was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers andasis- ter. LuVerne Men Firsf Newspaper In North Central Iowa Acquitted In $16,000 Suit Two LuVerne defendants In a court suit in Hancock county district court were acquitted by a jury, last week at Garner. _ A damage suit for $76,000 was brought against David Mueller and Leslie Pechumer, both of LuVerne, by Sadie Lemke, Garner, administratix of the estate of Otto B. Lemke. In an accident, July 24, 1965, two miles west of Britt on U. S. 18, Lemke was in a car involved in an accident with a truck driven by Mueller and owned by Pechumer. Lemke was killed. Attorneys for Mrs. Lemke said the case would be appealed. Mary Dubaski Passes Here; Funeral Today Mrs. Mary Helen Dubaski, 82, resident of Algona for the past 48 years, died Christmas morning at her home. Funeral services for her were set for 9:30 a. m. Thursday (today) in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was to follow at Calvary cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was a daughter of Joseph and Mary Hurak and was born April 1, 1885 in Czechoslovakia. She was married in 1 9 1 1 to Joseph Dubaski at Chicago and they came to Kossuth county eight years later. He preceded her in death in 1960 here. She is survived by a daughter, Pauline (Mrs. Charles Fletchall), Sexton ; two sons, Joseph, Algona, and John, Sexton ; two grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Verona Kralcik, Wausau, Wise., and one living in Czechoslovakia. Barn, Hay Lost In Farm Fire WESLEY - A barn on the Ray Cunningham farm was destroyed by fire early last Wednesday afternoon, 4 1/2 miles north of Sexton. The barn contained about 1500 bales of hay and straw. The Wesley fire department was called, after neighbor Russell Kiley saw the smoke coming from the barn as he drove by, and notified the family who were eating lunch at the time. Firemen prevented spread of the fire, although they could not save the barn and contents. Mrs. Cunningham had the misfortune to fall in the yard after the fire, and sprained her wrist, to add to the misfortune. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered .is ••V 1. tl.t^ mn'tLT ;il the jxisTotfice nt AiRon.i 1 !i:t2 ui-.dor ACT di C''>nercss ot Marrh :t. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1967 16 Metro Page* VOL. 101 NO. 98 Long Delay Likely In Tax Payment 'Replacement' Confusion Is Statewide Sfafe Liquor Profit In Kossuth, $110,585 Rebate 97,173 Of Net, County Municipalities The two state liquor stores in Kossuth county had a good year, profitwise. Algona's state store No. 13 had a net profit of $76,553.58. Bancroft's state store No. 156 had a net profit of $34,032.12. The net liquor sales in Algona were $316,600.56, which is a decrease of $689.41 for the fiscal year ending June 30. At Bancroft, net sales were $154,896.06 which was an increase of $5,217.71 from the preceding year. For those who may wonder how much money there is selling liquor even on the level of a state store, it is interesting to note from the annual report of the State Liquor Commission that the spirits sold at the Algona store, for example, cost $216,914.35 or about two-thirds of the net sales, giving a gross profit on liquor sales of almost $100,000 or just under one-third of net sales. Store operating costs, and apro- rata portion of the state overhead are then deducted, and the net income is the final amount after these deductions, or $76, 553.58 in the case of the Algona store. Allocation of state liquor profits to cities, towns and counties, as provided by law, resulted in the following payments in Kossuth county. $ 8,556.07 1,431.49 887.53 629.86 657.05 413.71 669.94 1,152.36 926.18 735.79 1,060.74 20,052.87 Algona Bancroft Burt Fenton Lakota Ledyard LuVerne Swea City Titonka Wesley Whittemore Kossuth county In other words, of the $110,585 net profit from Kossuth county sales, after all deductions, Kossuth governmental units received in return only $37,173.59. The report showed that there were 41 arrests in Kossuth county for the fiscal year concerned, with 29 convictions. There were also 25 arrests for intoxication, with 23 convictions on the charge. State liquor profit for the fiscal year was $13,479,334.76, up almost one million from the preceding year. New Vehicles Go To 26 In Kossufh County Twenty- six new cars or trucks were licensed in Kossuth county iii the week preceding Christmas. Plymouth - David Evans, Algona; Larry Grabianowski, Armstrong; John Cruise, Wssley. Chevrolet - Arlin Madetzke, Elmore; Paul Gassman, Swea City; James Miller, Ringsted; D. G. Keoppel, Fenton ; Ben Buss, Titonka, pickup; Arlie Goetsch, LuVerne. Ford - T. L. Larson, Algona; Fred Kent, Algona ; Otto Hertzke, Lakota; Fred Blumer, LuVerne; Marvin Clements, Algona, pickup; Richard Chase, Algona, truck. GMC -Alfred Berte, Irvington; Don McGuire Construction Co., Algona. Dodge -Clifford Riebhofi, West Bend. Rambler - Robt. E. Schmidt, Lone Rock. Pontiac- Harold Darnell, Ledyard. Oldsmobile- A. F. VanBuren, Algona; Gerhard Wittkopf, Algona; Cecil Friedmann, Algona; Richard T. McGuire, Algona. Mercury - James J. Haverly, Wesley, Chrysler - Wm. P. Kollasch, Whittemore. Break-in At Bancroft Nets About $70 Cash Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to investigate a break-in at Bancroft, which apparently occurred between the hours of 10 a. m. Monday and 5:40 a. m. Tuesday at Roy's Grill. Thieves took about $70 in currency and coins from a cash register after forcing the back door of the place open. No Fatalities, But 5 Hurt In 12 Mishaps Kossuth county got through the Christmas weekend without registering a high way fatality, but a, total of 12 mishaps resulted in five persons injured and an estimated $7,050 in property damage. The five injured included Linda J. Dodds, 19, Algona, slight concussion, taken to St. Ann Hospital; Randy Hawkins, 17, Algona, scalp cut, St. Ann; Dale McBride, 24, Algona, sprained thumb; Sharon Franklin, 20, Elmore, bruises; and Minnie Pannkuk, 67, Titonka, miscellaneous injuries, taken to a Mason City hospital. The Titonka lady was hurt when she was struck by an auto driven by Beverly Kardoes, 26, Des Moines, at Titonka Monday. She was rushed by ambulance to Mason City after she walked in front of the auto, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. The Elmore girl was hurt in a strange mishap at Lakota Saturday at 2:15 a.m. Saturday. A parked car, with Gary A. Garrett, 20, Lakota, at the wheel, was sitting on the east side of Lakota's main street when an auto driven by John R. Kollasch, 22, Lakota, came from the north, drove on the east side of the street, ran into the left rear of the Garrett vehicle. ' Miss Franklin was a passenger in the Garrett vehicle. Kollasch was charged with reckless driving and later paid a fine in Mayor Bill Finn's court here. Damage to each auto was estimated at $1,000 by Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten who investigated. Miss Dodds was hurt when an auto driven by Rodney C. Scuff- ham, 21, Algona, struck the small bridge one-fourth mile west of the junction of highways 18 and 169 north of Algona at 12:10 p.m. Monday. Young Hawkins was hurt when an auto driven by David A. Nelson, 18, Algona, went out of control 2-1/2 miles west of Algona on McGregor road and slammed into the ditch on the north side of the road. McBride sustained his minor injury in a mishap at the intersection of Ridgely and Nebraska streets at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Drivers of the autos, when sustained an estimated $1,000 damage, were Donald B. Bartlett, 17, Algona, and Shirley P. McBride, 26, San Benito, Tex. Two hit-and-run mishaps were reported. Sometime Saturday night, an unidentified vehicle struck a parked auto owned by Ley Motor Co., Lakota, at Bancroft. Tuesday at 9a.m.,autosdriven by Dorothy L. Leek, 44, Algona, and Edward J. Eischen, 52, Lu Verne, collided at a blacktop intersection a mile south of Sexton. A car driven by Duane A. Wells, 19, Jefferson City, Mo., which was being backed from a driveway on East Call street here, struck a parked auto owned . by Roy Stoffel, Algona. An estimated $950damage resulted to vehicles driven by John F. Golwitzer, 32, and Maxwell M. Miller, 77, both of Algona, when they collided at the intersection of Elm and Wooster streets here. Dutch Lorenz Dies, Florida; Funeral Held \V. A. "Dutch" Lorenz, 70, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was a former long-time resident of this city who moved with his wife, Twylah, to Pompano Beach, Fla. shortly after 1950. Funeral services for Mr. Lorenz were held Saturday at 11 a. m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Full military rites were in charge of the Hagg-Turner Legion Post here. Pallbearers were James Fitzpatrick, Bill Hilton, Fred Kent, Jr., Craig Smith, Ron Taylor and Ray Walker. Walter A. Lorenz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Lorenz, was born March 21, 1897, at Irvington. He attended schools in this area and graduated from Algona High School, then served in the U. S. Army in Europe during World War I. He was then employed at the local Ford garage, first by Frank Mann, then by Fred Kent, Sr., and in 1932, with Del Mahan bought the Standard Oil station here, which was known as Del- Dutch Standard. Several years later, Mr. Lorenz became sole owner and operated the station until 1947 when he sold it to John Hopkins and Vern Storm. He was then employed by the county as a road inspector, working for a long-time friend, Slim Smith, county engineer, who also died recently. His wife is the former Twylah Reilly. They were married Oct. 24, 1927. She was a teacher in the Algona school system at the time. After moving to Florida, he was employed in a post office at Pompano Beach until retirement a couple of years ago. Dutch was very well-known here, being active in community affairs. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and interested in conservation work. Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Elva Coon, Algona, and Mrs. Myron Hill, San Francisco. Rites Pend For Mrs. Leffert Mrs. Dave Leffert, 86, Algona, died Saturday at Park Hospital, Mason City, where she had been taken five days earlier after sustaining a broken hip in a fall. Funeral arrangements were still pending at McCullough's Funeral Chapel here, as her daughter, Ha Mae, had not yet arrived from her home at Tokyo, Japan. Freight Mishap, Milwaukee Depot The Milwaukee Road crossing in Algona, adjacent to the Algona depot, was temporarily blocked, last Saturday morning, when the westbound freight had a little mishap while switching cars in the yard here. Somewhere down the lino, after the crew had just cut out a carload of newsprint for Midwest Printing & Lithographing use and parked it alongside the firm's warehouse, the front portion of the train backed up and the above pictured mishap took place. There was quite a crash. Traffic on the line was temporarily tied up until a wrecking crew could remove the car and its trucks from the track. (UDM Newsfoto) Wills $1,000 To Algona Titonka Rites American Legion Post Saturday For Minnie Welp The will of the late H. M. Smith, Kossuth county engineer for 44 years, filed for probate, made a bequest of $1,000 to the Hagg- Turner post of the American Legion in Algona, of which he was a charter member. Several other bequests were also made. Ducks Unlimited of New York is to receive $3,000. Mr. Smith was a lifelong sportsman with a great interest in the outdoors. The Washta, la. I.O.O.F. lodge will receive $1,000; Beatrice Streit, a niece of Fort Dodge, is to receive $2,000; a brother, Clayton Smith, will receive $5,000; a niece, Catherine Healey, Detroit, will receive $2,000; a nephew, Thomas Smith, Washington, D. C., receives an interest in land in Cherokee county; and a 1/1 Oth interest in a duck slough goes to Charles Streit, a nephew, of Algona. The remainder of the estate goes to the widow, Eva Smith. Services At West Bend For Mrs. Wehrspann Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Wehrspann, 74, were held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at Peace Lutheran church, West Bend, with Rev. Walter C. Ostermeier officiating. Burial was in the Ottosen cemetery. Mrs. Wehrspann died early Saturday morning at the Hartley Memorial hospital. Born in Mendota, HI., the former Lillian Block, she married Henry Wehrpsann and the couple made their home in the Ottosen area for many years. Mr. Wehrspann died a number of years ago. Surviving are a son, Lester, Ottosen; a daughter, Mrs. Freda Benjamin, Rutland; a brother, Fred Block, Manson. State Line School Group Endorses Salary Schedule A $6,500 base salary was endorsed at the organizational meeting :f State Line Conference salary committees in Burt Wednesday evening. The proposed figure is in line with recommended advances suggested by the National Education Association and the Iowa State Educational Association. It also approaches the average salary for college graduates in other fields. Other salary proposals considered at the meeting included a minimum of four percent increments per year to keep up with the cost of living and special payment for such extra duties as bus chaperoning, selling or taking tickets at ball games, and extra evening duties. Fringe benefit considerations included school-paid health and hospital insurance plans, unlimited sick leave accumulation and additional personal leave. Twenty people attended the first meeting of the State Line Conference salary committees. The conference is composed of eleven schools having similar sizes and enrollments. All so- called "small schools," the problem of attracting and keeping competent teachers was considered in some detail. In other business, Robert Nellis, Woden-Crystal Lake, was selected chairman. Ex-Postmaster At West Bend Burial Dec. 27 Funeral services for George Montag, 72, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Peterand Paul's Catholic Church, with Rev. Louis Greving officiated. Burial was at West Bend cemetery. Mr. Montag died Saturday evening at the Good Samaritan Home in Algona where he had been a patient for about 15 months. Born in Janesville, Wise., Montag moved to West Bend as a small child, where he received his education. In 1922 he married Izma Tucker at Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Montag died in 1953. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Richard Bormann, West Bend; a son, William, Mankato, Minn.; eight grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers, Sister Mary Lucidia, Prairie duChien, Wise.; Mrs. Fred Bauman, Leo andJoe, all of West Bend; and Adolph, of Omaha, Neb. Mr. Montag was postmaster in West Bend for 20 years, and was also connected with the Montag Brothers Ford Company in West Bend. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church and a veteran of World War I. Home After Surgery WESLEY - Mrs. Bernadette Pfeffer was brought home Wednesday, Dec. 20, from Iowa City, where she had surgery at a University hospital. 8 Below Zero Kossuth county experienced an 8 below zero reading, early Wednesday morning, coldest of the current winter. Fair and continued cold but some moderation was in the forecast. PORTLAND - Funeral services for Mrs. Ray Welp, 71, Titonka, were held Saturday in the Good Hope Lutheran church, Titonka, at 1:30 p. m., Rev. Herbert Hanson officiating. Burial was at the Buffalo Township cemetery with Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Elmer Wiegand, Raymond Schutjer, Robert Reynolds, Alfred Redenius, Robt. Spear and Bruno Bruns. Minnie Welp was born Nov. 29, 1896 at Kamrar, daughter of Amos and Jennie Krominga. They came to Titonka in 1915 and she was married to Ray Welp Sept. 12, 1928 at Kamrar. Mr. Welp died Nov. 9 this year and Mrs. Welp died suddenly at her home Wednesday, Dec. 20. Two sons and a daughter survive, Irvin and Glen, Titonka, and Marie Welp, Algona. There is one grandchild. A brother and sister also survive, Amos Kromonga, Titonka, and Mrs. ClausDaniels, Clear Lake. Two Teenagers Hurt In Crash Near Bancroft A pair of teenagers from Fenton and Bancroft were injured in a 2-car crash a half-mile north and a mile west of Bancroft at 10:30 p. m. Tuesday. Hurt were Richard L. Lynch, 17, Fenton, who sustained chest and head injuries and was taken to Holy Family hospital, Estherville, and Kathy Murray, 17, Bancroft, bruises. The latter was treated by a local doctor. Lynch was driver of one of the two autos involved. His vehicle struck one driven by Kenneth J. Schiltz, 18, Bancroft, from the rear and according to Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten, the Schiltz auto was parked along the road with no lights on. Sometime during the night Tuesday, an auto owned by Gary W. Peer was struck by an unknown vehicle, resulting in $50 damage to the Peer machine, which was parked on South Minnesota street. Police investigated. An Algona man, Laurance G. Pingel, 58, was charged with going through a stop light when his auto collided with another driven byJteraM-ArGrandgenett, ,gona, Thursday at 7:10 a.m. Kossuth county taxpayers-and other lowans as well - probably will not know for at least another two to three months how much property tax they will pay in 1968. The delay in Kossuth county, and other Iowa counties, is a result of tax law changes voted by the 1967 legislature. In the past, most counties have had individual tax bills computed by late January at least. This means the deadline for paying the first-half property taxes could be as late as July 1. It normally is early in April. The second half payment is due by October 1, regardless of the first- half deadline. Thus, property owners who are especially eager this year to learn how the massive new state tax increase will affect their individual property taxes will have to wait for the answer. Taxes cannot be figured until the county knows how much "replacement" there will be on the local level from state funds. The 19G7 legislature boosted sales, income and other state taxes to provide more than $100 million in additional aid to local school districts. The program was intended to take some of the load off local property taxes. At that time, legislative officials estimated that the new state tax program would "replace" 10 to 20 mills of local taxes. But the problems connected with the new tax setup and putting the property tax relief provisions into effect have slowed county officials in preparing basic information needed to compute local taxes, and state sources likewise are uncertain as to how much money they will have to "rebate" or "replace." One of the major problems is the interpretation of new state tax laws; each unit of state government seems to have a different opinion. Some are in litigation. Until all counties have submitted their budgets to the state comptroller, and he knows the funds available, the allocation of tax money for schools cannot be made. In the meantime, Kossuth county's budget has been submitted and awaits the outcome of the confusion. Tom Trenary Of Burt Passes; Rites Friday Tom Trenary, 75, well-known longtime Burt area farmer, died Tuesday at 4 a.m. in St. Ann Hospital, Algona, of a heart condition. Mr. Trenary, who liad been hospitalized several times during recent years, enjoyed an early Christmas gathering with his family at his home in Portland township Sunday, then was taken to the hospital when lie became ill that night. Funeral services for him will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian church at Burt, with Rev. John Reiners officiating. Burial will follow at the Burt township cerr.dtery. Friends may call at the Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, until 10:30a.m. Friday. Thomas Carr Trenary, son of Samuel and Sarah Alvey Trenary, was born at Derby, Ind. May 31, 1892. He came to Iowa in 1914 and was married to Grace Smith Dec. 31, 1919 at Burt after he returned from overseas duty during World War I. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW posts at Burt. Survivors include his wife; a son, Kenneth, at home; two d,augh« ters, Virginia (Mrs. Ralph gan), Davenport, and Viola Harold Becker), Burt; grandchildren; one great'grajid* child; and tl^ee_sis4efsp-5$pg; Bessie Crist, Mrs. Clara Frak§g and Mrs. Stewart Ramsey, $£ living in Indiana.

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