The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 9, 1968 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 9, 1968
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The "HRST^OMHE-WEEK" Tabloid . . JWWnes 16 TABLOID PAGES ESTABLISHED 1865 <50511? d Nn (50511). Nov. at thc P° st °'f*e nt. Algona. Iowa under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1968 VOL. 102 NO. & SL.llOSMli Man Found Frozen Funeral Rites Two Hurt In Wesley Crash Thursday Night Mishaps continued to plague drivers in tills area during the weekend. As a result, two .Wesley youths, Richard Fox, 16, and Mike Studer, 17, sustained injuries. Fox suffered severe facial lac- , erations, had several teeth dislodged, and mouth lacerations and cuts; and Studer had facial cuts and a bruised knee. They were hurt when an auto driven by Tom Ringsdorf, 16, Burt, went out of control at Wesley at 10:45 p.m. Thursday and skidded into a utility pole. He was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle, which sustained an estimated $500 damage, according to Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. Two mishaps occurred here Sunday. The first, at 4:54 p.m., had autos driven by Marie J. Dimond, 45, and Dianna M. Pedersen, 20, both of Algona, involved. They collided at the intersection of Elm and Phillips streets, with an estimated $350 damage resulting. At 7:04 p.m., a parked car owned by Gerhard Riggert, Lone Rock, which was parked on east Lucas street, was struck by an unknown vehicle, with $30 damage to the Riggert auto. Saturday at 4:05 p.m., autos driven by James A. Lallier, 17, Algona, and Cheryll J. Hill, 18, Titonka, collided on State Street here as the latter was backing from a parking space. Damage to the autos was estimated at $90. City police investigated the local mishaps. Which Night Open? Whether or not the Retail Trade Committee of the Algona Chamber of Commerce will recommend a switch from staying open locally on Friday nights to some other night, specifically Thursday or Monday, will be decided at a meeting Thursday morning at the Algona Hotel. The Retail Trade Committee consists of Norm Christian, chairman, and Bob Bomgaars, Lawrence Hutzell, Charles Sheakley and Dean Taylor. Pump House Burns A pump house on the farm of Dave Seller, one-half mile south of Sexton, caught fire about 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, and the Algona fire department responded to a call in 15 below weather. There was damage to the building but no other structures were touched. COM Filed One new case was filed in district court here this week. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., plaintiff, is seeking settlement of a promissory note for $6,073,52 from Alvin W. Putman et al. Flu Bugs Hit Area; Hospitals Near Capacity The outbreak of Asian flu and allied respiratory ailments which has struck 30 states, including Iowa, also has some victims in the Kossuth county area. Area hospitals report near- capacity bed patients, and while no great epidemic proportions are evident, there are numerous cases in the area. Local schools reported some absentees, slightly more than usual, but not an alarming total, however. Doctors are advising plenty of rest, and more serious cases have vaccine shots for patients. The first outbreak of Asian flu began last October in Michigan, and it has spread widely since then. Nina Krachf Rites, Monday, At Fenton Services for Mrs. Nina Kracht, 57, Lone Rock, were held at 2 p. m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran church in Fenton with Rev. Rex Spicer officiating. Mrs. Kracht died Friday afternoon at Holy Family hospital in Estherville after a lengthy illness. Nina Doege was born Sept. 13, 1910 at Burt, daughter of Frank and Catherine Keopke Doege. Survivors include a son, Roger Taylor of DesMoines; two daughters, Linda, at home, and Mrs. Alexander Rubiano, Romney, W. Va.; her mother, Mrs. Kathryn Doege, Algona; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Strayer, Algona. Her husband, Woodrow Kracht, preceded her in death in 1960. Burial took place at the Burt Township cemetery. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. School Board Discusses Heat For New Bldg. The board of education of the Algona Community School District is slated to meet with representatives of North Central Public Service Co. and Algona Municipal Utilities during a special session at the school Wednesday afternoon. At that time, representatives of each will present information on gas (No. Cent.) and electricity (Utilities) as a heat source for the new high school building here. The board will also discuss the possibility of obtaining additional land area at the site of the proposed new building. An executive session will be held beginning at 3:40 p.m.. Set There For A. Grandgenett A well-known St. Benedict man, Anthony Grandgenett, 64, was found lying frozen in the lane of his place about 5 a.m. Sunday by two of his sons. The sons had been called to the Grandgenett home, which is located across the street south of the Catholic church at St. Benedict, by Mrs. Grandgenett who became concerned when her husband did not show up in the house. A post mortem was held Sunday evening at Ft. Dodge and the pathologist in charge reported Mr. Grandgenett had died from a stroke and his body then was frozen as the mercury dipped near -20 during the night. Mr. Grandgenett had been working in the farm yard at his place about 6 p.m. Saturday and was known to have talked with a feed salesman, also late Saturday. It is not known exactly just what took place after that. It is assumed he was doing some chores. It was not unusual for him to get in his auto for a trip up town. Mrs. Grandgenett probably assumed her husband had done just that, until she went outside to gather eggs and found the auto in the garage. She called a couple of her sons who live in this area and they found Mr. Grandgenett as they turned into the lane at the place. Dr. Dan Bray of Algona and Charles Hamilton of Hamilton Funeral Home were called to the scene by the Grandgenetts. Funeral services for Mr. Grandgenett will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict Catholic Church, with Fr. Nicholas Ruba officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be found in the next issue of the Upper Des Moines. Mr. Grandgenett was born Christmas Day, 1903. * * * Bitter cold weather was the general rule in this area during the week. Relief was expected Monday, but by mid-morning the mercury still hovered near zero and a cold wind added discomfort (if possible). Snow flurries occurred several times during the week and the first minor dust storm blackened the area Thursday. Lows during the past nine days, including Monday, Jan. 8, have all been sub-zero, with -19 Sunday the lowest mark of the winter so far. Several other days, however, have been near that. The high during the period was 18 above Friday. Total snowfall was 4/10 of an inch. With more than two months of winter remaining, area residents had better be prepared for the worst - as there seems to be no When Robert Joseph Reding arrived at 3:18 a. m. Jan. 3, he became the first baby born at St. Ann hospital here in 1968. The young man, who weighed eight pounds, six ounces at birth, is shown in the above photo with his mother, Mrs. Donald Reding, St. Joe, who with her husband is very proud of their sixth offspring. The photo was snapped the day after he was born. Robert Joseph is the second boy for the Redings. He has a brother, David, and four sisters, Lauri, Jackie, Shari and Sue and all six were born at St. Ann. They range in age from the baby to a 9-year old. His parents and grandparents, Mrs. Justine Becker, Wesley, and John B. Reding, St. Joe, were very happy when he arrived. Mrs. Reding was taken to the hospital the day before the baby was born. Second on the list at St. Ann was a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rich, Algona. The Upper Des Moines wishes to congratulate the new parents. (UDM Newsfoto) indication of immediate help from the bitter cold. Here are the marks: Jan. 3 Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 7 Jan. 8 H 5 -6 18 -5 4 L -18 -17 -9 -17 -19 -7 S .4" Set Dates For Final Three Arts Movies Dates for the final three Cinema Arts movies slated to be shown at the Algona Theater, were released this week by Dave Reab, theater manager. "Black Orpheus" will be featured Jan. 17; "Juliet of the Spirits" Feb. 7; and "Divorce, Italian Style" Feb. 21. Hog Winner Don Lickteig, rural Algona, won a trophy recentiy at Denison at the Farmbest Holiday Carcass Contest for showing the champion hog. One Charged After Mishap Here Saturday A pair of mishaps were investigated here during the weekend. There were no personal injuries reported. Harold W. Richter, 52, Elmore, was charged with failing to yield after a stop when his auto and one driven by Gary L. Ludwig, 16, Titonka, collided at the intersection of State and Wooster streets here Saturday at 9:38 a.m. The Richter vehicle was headed north and the Ludwig machine was headed east at the time of the crash. An estimated $500damage resulted to the autos, according to police who investigated. At 12:07 p.m. Thursday, a car driven by Kenneth R. Batt, 27, and a van driven by Truman D. Shackelford, 30, both Algona, collided at the intersection of College and Harlan streets. Icy condition of the streets was blamed by police who investigated

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