The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 23, 1968 · Page 1
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Koisuth County's Largest Newspaper Circulation ONE of our closest friends startled us recently when he announced he was resigning his position and taking another job. The fact he was able to get another job didn't surprise us, because we knew that down through the years there had been offers-and probably promises of far better things than offered in Algona. That friend is Beanie Cooper-a guy we've enjoyed ever since first meeting him in 1958. - ?IN my mail bag last Wednesday morning was a letter that perhaps gives one of the best opinions possible on Beanie. It came from Pat Daugherty, former Garrigan High varsity baseball coach and assistant in other sports, who is now baseball head man at Centerville Community College. Pat's letter follows: - ?"A Tribute to A Great Coach"your Jan. 16 edition of the Upper Des Moines carried sad news relative to athletics in general, and Iowa High School athletics in particular. I'm speaking oi the recent resignation of Algona Garrigan Football Coach and Athletic Director, Beanie Cooper. 1 feel that lit takes some insight into the world of athletics to get a true appraisal of this man's ability. - ?"IN analyzing any group of successful coaches, one can usually detect a particular characteristic that is primarily responsible for eacli man's success. Some are great organizers, others are masterful disciplinarians, some are great analysts, some are blessed with exceptional salesmanship skills, while others simply work harder at their job in general. Few coaches possess a personality that mirrors all of these characteristics. Beanie Cooper, I feel, has all of these attributes. - ?"I for one was fortunate enough to work with Beanie for two years. This brief association helped shape my philosophy on athletics more than any other factor. I didn't receive a degree, but then when did a degree win a ball game? "I think that I can speak for the thousands of former atliletes and students of Beanie Cooper when I say that things just won't be the same. A "Winner" in every respect, the coaching profession has lost a prize example of what the true word "athlete" means. "BEANIE is the only man I can think of that could sell me asphalt I" WELL put, Pat. My association with Beanie has been memorable, also. Always willing to take time from his busy schedule for chats on sports (especially football), Beanie has never given us a grouchy word - and what other coach can lay claim to such praise. He's never acted like he was doing you a favor - but that you were doing him a favor by taking up his time I I'VE ridden lots of miles with Beanie in buses and cars on football and basketball trips-and all of the stories he's told me wliile enroute have been of the very clean variety - in fact, I could use them in this column if I could just remember them. And I wish I could remember, because they were tremendous. And the Cooper delivery has few peers. TALKED to Beanie the day his resignation was announced and was very happy to learn he, his wife, Ruby, and their eight very nice children (four of each) are going to remain here - at least for a couple of years. So, we haven't lost him entirely. HE'LL be missed on the sidelines at Garrigan football games. He was as much at home there as any coach we've ever known. And we'll never forget the first time we ever heard him yell at his club, battling valiantly on the field without much luck that night, "Hit 'em with your purses, girls!" GOLD digger - a girl who's got what it takes to take what you've got. Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1968 8 Metro Pages VOL. 102 NO. 6 Plan Scholarship Memorial Fund Father Francis Conway, 48, Dies At Sioux City FATHER FRANCIS P. CONWAY Fr. Francis P. Conway, 48, well-known former Garrigan High School supt., died as the result of a massive brain hemorrhage after his auto smashed into a signal light pole at Sioux City last Thursday. He was dead on arrival at a Sioux City hospital. A requiem high mass was said for him during rites in St. Mary's Catholic Church there at 10:30 a.m. Monday. His body was then taken to Emmetsburg where he lay in state from 2 to4p.m., with M. Zittritsch Funeral Held Here Tuesday Mrs. Mildred Zittritsch, 52, well-known Algona woman, died late Friday at Park Hospital, Mason City, where she had been a patient for three weeks. Funeral services for her were to be held in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday (today), with Fr. James Bruch officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary cemetery here, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Robert Simons, Charles Devine, Kenneth Mulligan, Robert Reilly, Mark Seeley and Darold Simons. Mildred Penton, daughter of Arthur and Mary Carroll Penton, was born here Dec. 25, 1915. She was later married to Eugene Zittritsch who preceded her in death in December, 1963. Survivors include two daughters, Muriel (Mrs. Wendell Rockwell), Wisconsin, and Peggy, at home; four sons, David, California; Ronald, Peoria,fll.;Tom, Mason City; and Tim at home; her mother, Mrs. Art Rosenmeyer, St. Benedict; a brother, Lyle, in Vietnam; and five sisters, Joan (Mrs. Charles Devine) and Marie (Mrs. Monte Scobba), Algona; Jean (Mrs. Robert Simons), Whittemore; Maxine (Mrs. Kenneth Mulligan), Bancroft; and Muriel (Mrs. Calvin Harris), Colorado; and several grandchildren. Woden Youth Hurt In Crash East Of Burt A Woden youth, Tim my D. Buns, 17, sustained a concussion and was charged with failing to have his vehicle under control when the auto he was driving upset and burned two miles east of Surt about 7 p.m. Wednesday. He was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital for treatment of his injuries. Three other Woden youths, Roger Gerdes, 17, and Mervin Lemmon and Bob Gerdes, both 16, passengers in the vehicle, escaped injury. The vehicle left the highway on a slippery curve. burial following at St. John's Catholic cemetery there. Several local citizens announced the establishment of the Father Francis Conway Scholarship Memorial Fund Friday afternoon. The fund was set up in memory of Father Conway, 48, former Garrigan High School supt., who died in an auto accident at Sioux City Thursday. He served as head of the local school from 1958, its first year, until 1965. Goal has been set at a $300 scholarship each year for a deserving student. When the announcement was made, the drive had passed the halfway mark and many of the contributions had come from communities outside of Algona. According to those in charge of the memorial, including two who are not members of Father Conway's faith, anyone interested in donating to this cause may do so at either of the local banks, The Security State or Iowa State. The popular priest came to Algona in 1957 when Garrigan, a high school serving five area parishes, became a reality. When the school officially opened a year later, he was at the helm and successfully served as superintendent for the next seven years, leaving here in 1965 when Fr. Cecil Friedmann was named to succeed him. He went to Sioux City where he had served as pastor of St. Michael's Catholic Church at Leeds, a suburb of the city, since. Father Conway, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Conway, was born and raised on a farm in the Whittemore-Cylinder area. He graduated from Presentation Academy at Whittemore, then received a bachelor of arts degree at Trinity College, attended Kenwick Seminary, completed graduate work at Creighton University and received his master's degree from Catholic University. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1946. He was very active in school work during, tiis entire life as a priest and after arriving here was very instrumental in knitting together the five parishes involved in the new high school. Wliile here, he also served as priest for a time at St. Benedict. Before coming to this area, Fr. Conway served on the faculty at Heelan High School, Sioux City, for eight years. The night preceding the mishap which claimed his life, Fr. Conway had been with several priest friends. Just before the mishap, they had left him at the rectory of his church and he had begun the drive to his home when the auto veered and struck the light pole on a traffic island. An inhalator unit of the Sioux City fire department and an ambulance were called to the scene. It appeared, according to reports, that his head struck the windshield of the vehicle. He had planned to begin a trip to California the following Sunday to visit relatives. Survivors include his fattier at Emmetsburg, five brothers and four sisters. Anna Haynes Of Wesley, 84, Died Sunday Mrs. Pearly Haynes, 84, a lifelong resident of the Wesley area, succumbed Sunday at Park Hospital, Mason City, after an illness of some months. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Wesley Methodist church, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Wesley. Rev. Frank Considine of the Wesley-Corwith Methodist churches, will officiate. Mrs. Haynes (Anna Cook) was born Feb. 21, 1883, on a farm near Wesley. She was a member of the Wesley Methodist church and an active member and officer for many years in the Wesley W.S.C.S. Her entire life was devoted to her family and to her many friends and neighbors, where she gave help and assistance when needed over a period of many years. Her husband, Pearly Haynes, preceded her in death last September. Two sons preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons and five daughters: Harley, Fort Worth, Texas; Erwin, Jefferson, la.; Mrs. Evelyn Saunche and Mrs. Martha Nadelhoffer, both of EauClaire, Wise.; Mrs. Arlene Hood, Algona; Mrs. Irene Howard, Shenandoah; Mrs. Donna Gardner, Carlsbad, Calif. There are also 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister also survive. They are Joseph Cook of Britt, Fred Cook of Winnebago, Minn., and Bill Cook of Algona, and Mrs. Clara Benson of Osage. Pallbearers will be six nephews, Clifford, Ralph, Lawrence, Kenneth, Harold and Marvin Cook, all of the Britt area. Father Of Two Algonans Dies; Rites Monday Funeral services for Thomas Hinders, 89, widely known Hancock County retired farmer, father of Mrs. Mertie Huber, Kossuth recorder and Milton Hinders of Algona, were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Woden Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Peter Hondred officiating. Thomas Hinders was born Dec. 9, 1878 at Osterfreisland, Germany. His parents were Martin and Gertrude Nagel Hinders. He came with his parents to Orthel township where he received his schooling and grew to manhood. He was married March 15, 190G to Mertie Pannkuk at Woden. They farmed northeast of Wesley and south of Woden their entire lives. Mr. Hinders was a director of Orthel township school and president of the board. He is a past member of the Hancock county AAA, deacon and elder of the church, taught Sunday school fur many years and was on the board of trustees. His wife died in 1954. Seven sons and two daughters survive. Martin and Ben, both of Britt; Ted and Thomas, Jr., Woden; Gertrude, Mrs, Clifford Ri'j- gles, Forest City; Milton, Algona; Herman, Worthington, Minn.; Mertie, Mrs. Gerald Huber, Burt; and Dr. Alvin, Gibbsboro, N. J. May Complete Translator TV Tower This Week The local translator group it- ceived word from KGLO-TV, Mason City, Friday morning saung that the erection crew, which put up a portion of the station's new translator tower east of the city recently, will be back to complete the job this week. It is expected the antenna necessary for operation will also be installed and put into use soon. At present, KGLO isalsogoiih: through the necessary red tape in an effort to change the channel designation on UHF from 71 to 73 in an attempt to escape possible interference from nearby channels. Weekend Thefts, Break-Ins Net $60; Steal Car. Arrest 2 MRS. MARY KAIN MRS. KATIE SCHROEDER Algona Women, Two Blocks Apart, Have 90th Birthday < Mrs. Mary Kain has been a resident of Kossuth County for 88 of her 90 years. She observed her 90th birthday Saturday, Jan. 20, with an openhouse at the Johnson House in Algona, from 2 to 4 p. m. Mrs. Kain lives just two blocks east of Mrs. Schroeder, also pictured. Mrs. Kain was born at Avoca, Wise, and moved to Kossuth with her parents at the age of two. Her maiden name was Mary Bahr. Her husband, John C. Kain, a lifetime county resident, died in 1919. Her family consists of four sons and six daughters: John, Edward, Robert and George, all of Algona; Mrs. Elgena Young, Arvada, Colo., Major Mary Kain, U.S.S., Ft. Lewis, Wash.; Mrs. Ann Drone, Arvada Colo., Mrs. Isabelle Loebach, Whittemore; Mrs. Mildred Stelhorn, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Eleanor Laidlaw, Portland, Ore. Grandsons and granddaughters? "I'd have to count them up," said Mrs. Kain. She is a member of St. Cecelia's Catholic parish in Algona. Hobbies ? She still does her own baking ! (UDM Fotos) On her 90th birthday, Mrs. Katie Schroeder, above, who lives with her son, Arthur, at 105 South Durant St. in Algeria, will be honored at an open house at that address, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 5 p. m. The family requests no gifts. Mrs. Schroeder was born in Omaha in 1878, her maiden name being Katie Hibbeler. Her husband passed away in 1948, and since then she has made her home with her children. She is presently living with her son Arthur. Since 1948 she has lived in both the Bancroft and Fenton areas, and when Arthur retired from farming in 1960 and moved to Algona, she has lived here. She is the mother of five children, Henry of Lone Rock, Mrs. Annie Klatt, Fenton, Mrs. Marie Schmeling, Whittemore, Mrs. Edith Lowman of Algona, and Arthur. There are nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Schroeder is a member of the Trinity Lutheran church here, and is enjoying good health and keeping active. 27 New Cars, Trucks, Are Licensed Here Twenty-seven new vehicles were licensed in Kossuth county last week and went to the following new owners: Chrysler - Petersen Furniture, Fenton. Chevrolet - Patrick Merron, Bancroft; Terry Cook, Burt; Arden Haas, Lakota; James R.Ken- nedy, Bancroft; Gene Lockwood, Lone Rock; Kossuth Mutual Insurance Ass'n., Algona (2); Oscar Froehlicli, Algona; HerbHed- lund, Algona; Merle Loss, Wesley (PU); Interstate Power, Titonka, (truck). Pontiac - Torn Ellefson, Algona. Ford - Frank Saiter, Algona; McGuire Bros., Bancroft; Werner Burkhart, Titonka; Universal Mfg. Co., .Algona (PU); Harold Frideres, Ottosen (PU). Rambler - Clarence Osborn, Fenton. Oldsmobile - Richard Looft, Ledyard; Martha Meiyen, Algona; Earl Banwart, West fiend. Buick-Schulu Bios., Altona. Mercun - Henr. Dontje, Swea City. GMC - Whitteiii'jn: Cooperative Elevator, Whittemore; Homer Bristow, Apulia; International - Frank Rotterman, Elmure. New Photo Studio Merlyn Thompson who has operated Thompson Studios in Britt for the past seven years, will open a photo studio in Algona sometime in February, he announces. He will locate the new studio in the former State Beauty Shop at the corner of State and Thorington, the Algona Hotel corner. He will continue the Britt studio, also. Algona Firm Sues For 32,648 Construction Pay $ A suit has been filed in Webster County District Court at Ft. Dodge by the John T. McGuire Construction Company, Algona, asking $32,648.34 from Webster County, the Webster County Board of Supervisors and the L.H. Wagener Company, Storm Lake, as fulfillment of a sublet contract for county road improvement work which the firm completed this past fall in Webster County. The McGuire Company states in the petition that under a sublet contract agreement with the Former LuVerne Man Victim, Vietnam War LU VERNE - Word has been received here of the death of Robert Rusher, Jr., 25, who was killed Jan. 7 in Vietnam. Mr. Rusher would have been 26 years old Jan. 19. He attended LuVerne Community School for his frst few ;, ears of education. The family moved to Miiuiesota a number of years ago. He is survived by his parents, Robert Rustier, South Dakota, and Mrs. William Furst, Lathrop, Calif., and several sisters and brothers. The body will be returned to l.akefield, Minn., home oi his maternal grandparents. Gets Scholarship IOWA CITY - Janet Boyd of Burt lias been awarded a Student Aid Scholarship for the spring semester of the current academic year at the University of Iowa. She is a sophomore. Wagener Company, dated June 7, 1967, it agieed to complete road grading and shoulder work in Webster County. Wagener sublet the work to McGuire following signing of a $117,607.47 contract with Webster County for county road improvement work. According to McGuire, Wagener has failed to pay the agreed amount listed in the sublet agreement, although Wagenei has received $67,588.30 in payments from the county. The Webster County Board of Supervisors stated that the Wag- fener firm did not do .tn> oi the contracted work but sublet the entire amount to other contractors. The work was completed Nov. 22. According to the Iowa Code, the county retains 10 percent of the total contract price for' 30 days after the general contractor files his claim for final pay merit. This 10 per cent is held as insurance in the event that claims should be filed against the contractor following completion of the work. If no claims are filed within the- 30 day limit, the lOper cent is paid to the general contractor. The supervisors stated Wednesday that Wagener filed his claim for final payment approximately two weoks ago. A total of $45,507.30 in final payments lias not yet been paid by the county to Wagener. The McGuire firm is asking in its petition that the funds Webster County is presently holding- be applied to payment of their claim. They further state that if the funds are not adequate to cover their claim, that Wagener's bonding company, the Capitol Indemnity Corp., be required to pay the remainder. Elevator And Implement Hit By Prowlers Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was kept busy 'hiring the weekend investigating a series of thefts and break-ins in the county. There were t'.vu thefts and two break- ins reported. Walter T. Anderson, 18, and Richard J. LeMay, 15, both of Duluth, Minn., were apprehended by a highway patrolman near Boone at 4 p.m. Sunday driving a pickup truck (a 19G4 International) which had been stolen earlier in the day from the farm of Milton Farrow near Lakota. The theft occured sometime between 10:45 a.m. and 3:30p.m. Sunday, according to Mr. Farrow. According to the sheriff, the younger of the two was a runaway. Lindhorst went to Boone Monday to return Anderson to Algona where he will face court action. The LeMay boy was to \>e returned to Minnesota. A power saw was stolen Saturday afternoon from a pasture at the Merle Moxley farm a mile east of Algona on McGregor road. Mr. Moxley had been using the saw to cut wood, had trouble with a tractor and had to leave the area where he was cutting wood for a couple of hours. When he returned the saw was gone. The two break-ins occurred sometime during the night Saturday. A thief or thieves entered the Algona Implement Co. building tlirough a window on the roof and took about $60 from the office and another $2 from the cash register. The window was broken and the thief apparently dropped on to the main floor of the building, using nearby pipes as a slide. The money taken was currency and coins. The office was ransacked during a searcli for money and the culprit apparently let himself out a door on the ground floor. At the Irvington Elevator, a door was forced open and someone entered the building. Once inside, however, nothing was disturbed and it was thought nothing was stolen. There is a possibility both break-ins were by the same person or persons. Crop Profit Is Theme Of Co-Op Meet Thursday "Planning Crop Profits for 1%8" will be the subject of a meeting to be held Thursday, Jan. 25, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Garrigan High School auditorium, arid sponsored by eight area cooperative elevators. Three main topics will be discussed, one on soybeans, one on new forages, and third, new ideas in corn produ9tion. Member farmers are invited. The cooperatives sponsoring the meeting are Farmers Cooperative Society, Wesley; West Bend Elevator Company, West Bend and Rodman; Lone Rock Cooperative Exchange; Burt Cooperative Elevator; LuVerne Cooperative Elevator; Cooperative Grain and Product Company, Ringsted; Fanners Cooperative Company, Ledyard; and the Fenton Cooperative Company. New Operators For Service Station Here Don Reding and Don Illg of the St. Joe area recently purchased the Chrome Truck Stop service station north of Algona from Jim Camp. Reding and nig began operation of the station Jan. 1 and will handle a complete line of Champlin products and services. The pair had been operating a tank wagon in the St. Joe-Algona area and will continue to do so in the future.

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