The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 25, 1968 · Page 1
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County's Largest Newspoper Circulation By RUSS WALLER Algona Pilots, Inc. may be the largest club of its kind in the state of Iowa, with a membership of 102. Of this number, 36 are student pilots, while 52 private pilot license holders and 14 with commercial pilot licenses are members. In the year 1967, 17 students soloed, 23 passed written tests, and 15 received private licenses, quite a record. The club owns five aircraft, and they flew a total of 2200 hours in 1967. Plans for 1968 include construction of a new hanger that will house two planes. * * * Our Mail Bag brings a memo from California: The annual Algona Picnic will be held at Eldorado Park, 2800Studebaker Road, in Long Beach, Sunday, Feb. 18, starting at 11 a.m. Ed Genrich sends the word, and calls attention to the change of location and date. Jim Finn, son of Mayor and Mrs. BUI Finn, is a theological student at Dubuque University, and one of the interesting aspects of his education has been ecumenical sessions in which theology students from Dubuque, a Presbyterian school, Wartburg, a Lutheran school, and Loras, a Catholic school, visit each other and hold seminars. After these sessions, Jim comes to the conclusion that "nobody has a corner on that fellow upstairs." We note with interest where Senator Jack Miller has been in Chile with two other senators to "study a pilot program of a new form of American loans." The U. S. Embassy describes this new sector as "an attempt to aid a whole segment of the country's (Chile) economy." Crying out loud - won't we EVER learn the futility and worthlessness of these handouts? And at home we are asked to pay higher taxes. Editor Ken Miller of the Armstrong Journal says he has de' cided to give up on touring Europe this year, in compliance with the President's request, and instead will "see Emmet County first!" * * * There was a big bullhead dispersal sale over at Sexton, recently. Seems that a seining project took place on a Minnesota lake near Mankato, and five Sexton men heard about it, drove up there, and brought back 750 Ibs. of hefty bullheads, which they acquired at a live weight price of 15? a Ib. The dispersal took place after they got back • and the bullheads went to everyone within reach. Making the trip were Ed Eischen, Art01sen,Sam Miller, Tony Seller, and John Kain. * * * Algona isn't the only spot where there is discussion about the municipal dump. Cherokee is having its troubles over a dump. The zoning commission approved a site for a landfill project, three miles south of town, but it is near a historical landmark, Pilot Rock, and the county board has vetoed the new location. Pilot Rock is a huge boulder once used as a gathering place for Indians, and the Cherokee chapter of the D.A.R. ain't about to have it desecrated by no dump. The State Department of Health last year condemned the existing Cherokee dump and told the municipality to find another dump as quickly as possible, which doesn't appear likely to be too quick. * * * U. S. staffs overseas to be cut by 10 percent. . . .now if we'd only cut them at home by 10 percent. , . . * * * In New Mexico some poor fel- Ivw was two cents short in his state income tax. He has now received a letter from the state informing him that his two cents has grown to $6.49 what with interest and penalty. * * * ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa i50511i. Nov. 1. I!t32, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1873 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY ?*. 1968 Two Sections - 18 Pages VOL. 102 NO. 7 Gambles Manager Here To New Post In Kansas Frank Sirianni, district manager for Gambles, announced last Tuesday that Norm Christian, manager of the organization's store here for the past seven years, has been promoted by transfer to the Gambles store at Clay Center, Kansas. Clay Center is a city of 7,000. Mr. Christian's transfer will take effect Feb. 1. New manager of the Algona store will be Don O'Hara, originally from Iowa, who has been manager of the Gambles store at Concordia, Kansas during recent years. He has been with Gambles for some years and has managed stores at various other cities in the midwest. He is single. Mr. Christian plans to move his wife and six children to Clay Center as soon as housing is located. He and his family came to Algona in 1961 from Yankton, So. Dak. when he was named to replace Elmer Wacker as manager here. Mr. Christian has been with Gambles for 13 years. Mrs. Greinert Of Whiftemore Dies Saturday WHITTEMORE - Mrs. Mathilda Greinert, 88, died at Palo Alto Memorial Hospital, Emmetsburg, following a stroke Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. She had been ailing the past two weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Whittemore, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial was at St. Luke's Cemetery, .Fairville, with the Shellhammer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Victor Dau, Dean Wehrspann, Lloyd Bleckwenn, Gene Wegener, Gerhard Wittkopf and Fred Frink. Mrs. Greinert was the daughter of Fred and Caroline Wegener and was born Dec. 15, 1879 in Fairville twp., Palo Alto county. She attended rural school there and Nov. 16, 1904 was united in marriage with Edward Greinert in Whittemore. Following their marriage, they established their home in the apartment of the Lotts Creek store in which Mr. Greinert had half interest with Ferdinand Mittag and they operated a drug and general merchandise store. After several years, Mr. Greinert purchased a farm in Palo Alto county. He died Feb. 1, 1953. They were the parents of four sons who survive, Louis, Whittemore; Edwin, Rodman; Elmer, Whittemore; and Fred, Ringsted. Ten grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren also survive. Hospital Will Report During Jan. 31 Confab 250 Attend Annual Banquet Anderson To Head C of C; NORM CHRISTIAN During his residence in Algona, Norm has served as chairman of the Retail Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, served two terms on the Chamber's board of directors, served on the board of First Lutheran Church, on the board of the Lions Club and was one of the men most responsible for the start of the annual Beef Barbecues, held during the Kossuth County Fair each year. He has been co-chairman 3 New Cases Filed Here In District Court Three new cases were filed in district court here this week. All involve accounts. Farmers Service Center, Inc., plaintiff, seeks to obtain $236.83 from William Becker, defendant, to settle an account. Winkel and Winkel, plaintiffs, ask $750 from Western Motor Club, Inc., defendant, for legal services. Frank Paxton Lbr. Co., plaintiff, seeks $262.47 from Robinson Const. Co., defendant, for an account. .. An alienation of affections suit, filed earlier by Ronald Taylor, plaintiff, with Jerry Leaneagh, defendant, was dismissed with prejudice at the request of the plaintiff. 12 New Vehicles Licensed Chevrolet - Roy Walrod, Wesley; Marv Erpelding, Whittemore (PU); Richard Kuecker, Algona (PU); Doris Mueller, .Algona (PU). Ford - Bell Motor, Swea City; Melbourne Haag, Ledyard; Tietz Construction, Algona (PU); Whittemore Coop Elev., truck. Plymouth - Larry Mueller, Fenton. Oldsmobile - Gary Frideres, Ottosen. Dodge -Joe Rippentrop, Lakota (PU). Misc. - Elbert Chevrolet, Whittemore, Trade Winds trailer. A public mass meeting of all persons interested in St. Ann Hospital will be held at Garrigan High School on Wednesday evening, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m., to which the public is cordially invited. A special invitation has been issued to everyone who contributed to the recent drive for modernizing the hospital. At this meeting a report will be made by Harry L. Greenberg, chairman of the drive. Following the completion of the drive, a Lay Advisory Board of 12 was elected to promote public relations between the hospital and the community, with an Honorary Board of eight members. The members of the Lay Advisory Board are as follows: F. R. Everds, Nat S. Bangs, Jr., Earl C. Lierley, Paul M. Seeley, Charles Hinken, Dr. John N. Kenefick, Clarence Bormann, Joseph H. Besch, Raphael Montag, Martin Zimmerman, William McGuire, and H. E. Rachut. The members of the Honorary Board are as follows: Joseph M. Bradley, Mayor William J. Finn, Rev. Cecil H. Friedmann, Harry L. Greenberg, William Steele, L. E. LLnnan, Rev. Frank B. Harcey, and Rt. Rev. Msgr. P. P. Gearen. At this meeting F. R. Everds, chairman of the Lay Advisory Board, will tell of what action has been taken in regard to the immediate improvements at the hospital and also outline the plans for the long-range improvements. The main purpose of this is to let the people of the community know how the money that they have contributed is being spent and for what purpose. The Benedictine Sisters took over the administration of the hospital on the first day of September of last year and at this meeting Sister M. Delores, the new Administrator, will explain the policies and plans of the new administration. The services of a resident anesthetist has been secured and he will be reporting for duty in the very near future. Efforts are also under way to induce a well-qualified general surgeon to locate in Algona. Under the new system, periodic reports will be made by the administration to the Lay Advisory Board so that the people of the community will be kept informed at all times as to what is going on at the hospital. An open discussion will follow the program, at which time everyone will be given an opportunity to ask questions and to make suggestions for the improvement of the hospital. It is hoped that everyone in the community will take an interest in the welfare of the hospital and as many as possible will be present at this meeting. Officers and directors who will guide the Algona Chamber of Commerce during the next year were introduced during the organization's annual banquet at the High School Annex Tuesday evening. Lyle (Bud) Anderson, third from the right, front row above, is the new president of the Chamber. He succeeds Earl Lierley who is standing behind him in the photo. Directors and officers shown are, front row, left to right, Dr. Kevin Nash, Max Bartholomew and Ken Wehrspan, directors, Five Auto Mishaps Add Up To $2830 Damages Six drivers received violation tickets from investigating officers as a rash of mishaps occured during the weekend : Only one person was injured as five mishaps were reported. Robert R. Cox, 16, Algona, sustained a bloody nose, which did not require a doctor's care. Charged as a result of crashes were William M. Mayer, 74, Algona, meeting and failing to turn right; Charles B. Fox, 61, Algona, windshield and windows did not permit clear vision; Floyd M. Holt, 54, Algona, entering a stop or yield intersection; Lloyd W. McMahon, 46, Estherville, and Alan L. Johnson, 17, Lakota, failing to have control; and Craig J. Jensen, 21, Algona, limitation on overtaking on the left. Autos driven by Mayer and Fox collided at the intersection of Lucas and Phillips streets here at 8:55 a. m. Sunday, with an estimated $280 damage to the vehicles. Cox and Holt were drivers of cars that ran into each other at the intersection of Jones and McGregor streets at 8 p. m. Saturday. An estimated $1,000 damage resulted to the Holt vehicle, while $350 damage re- sulted to the Cox car. City police investigated both of the crashes. Also Saturday, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated a car- truck mishap at the intersection of highways 169 and 18 north of Algona at 12:15 p. m. An auto driven by McMahon struck a truck driven by Nels V. Curfman, 38, Fargo, N. D., from the rear, inflicting an estimated $100 damage to the auto and none to the truck. At 3:25 p. m. Saturday, Patrolman Charles Bird was called to Ledyard where autos driven by Johnson and Thomas R. Kockler, 20, Swea City, collided. Damage to the cars was estimated at $500. Kockler had stopped and was struck by the other vehicle as it was turning left at an intersection. Jensen was charged after the auto he was driving struck one driven by Jane S. Geilenfeld, 20, Algona, a mile north of Algona Both cars were headed south when the Jensen vehicle passed the other, then struck it on the left front as Jensen apparently pulled toward the right lane too soon. Patrolman Tom Cogdall investigated and estimated damage to the autos at $600. 93 Receive First Communion Here Famous Last Line inviting Eartha Kitt ? How about Ninety-three children received their First Holy Communion at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church at a special Mass Sunday, Jan. 7. The children sat with their parents during the Mass and received Holy Communion between them in the sanctuary of the church. After the Mass, brunch was served to the First Communicants and their parents in the parish hall. Those in the class are, from left to right: First row; Julie Metzger, Julie Bode, Jean Cook, Janet Becker, Jan Kajewski, Sharon Stalzer, Janet Golwitzer, Rita Nichols, Janet Holtzbauer, Laura Frideres, Vickie Rezac, Shelly Bernardo, Laura Rosensteil, Judy Miller, Deborah Hansen, Laura Briggs, Connie Doughan, Theresa Skilling, Mary Jo Cooper, Maureen McCall,Sara Geelan, Kris.tine Bilyeu, Kelly Kain, Sheila Peterson, Shirley Arend, Lynn Marking. Second row. Susan Berger,Dianne Johnson, Jeanne Bestenlehner, Terry McGuire, Bill McEnroe, James Elbert, Douglas Buscher, Carla Harig, Julie Mertz, Scott Buscher, James Reding, Lowell Roethler, Joseph Duffy, Donald Thilges, Maureen Reilly, Brian Walker, Michael Moe, Douglas Wilden, Thomas Rezabec, Debra Wolfe, Judy Foersch, Danny Rosensteil, Danny Ulfers, David Mueller, Steven Heiderscheidt, Mary Beth Burns, Janet Hinken, Charyll Kramer. Third row; Michelle Dorweiler, Donna Heiderscheidt, Linus Kramer, John Rueb, Jayme Brown, Robert Straub, Tim Shey, Dale Elbert, Joyce Nelson, Sarah Henry, Jacqueline Rich, Steven Boekelman, Thomas Buscher, Mitchell Miller, John Gerber, Denise Frideres, Nicky Simons, Tim Elbert, Pennis Woods, Francis McGuire, Thomas Hammer, Kathleen Ballard, Debbie Simons, Gregg Winkel, Charles Wagner, Craig Thill, Mark EUer, j ay Wilsher, Dianne Lallier, Marcia Wagner. Fourth row; Jane Heinen, David Erpelding, Robert Golwitzer, Ronnie Ristau, Steven Frideres, Kenneth Carman, Edward Wolf, Lynn Thuente, Barbara Kramer. Behind the children: Monsignor Gearen and Father Bruch. Shrine Club Elects The Kossuth County Shrine Club elected new officers last week at an installation dinner. Ken Peirce was named president; Jim Merryman, vice-president; and Steward McFadden, secretary-treasurer. Directors for the year will be Cliff Skog- strom, Armin Schultz and Dean Parrott. A jeweled fez was presented to McFadden for the continuous devotion ol his time and effort since the club was organized. Joe Pomplun, treasurer, Anderson, Leo Cassel, vice president, and Bill Steele, secretary. Back row, left to right, all directors, are Les Kenyon, Frank Saiter, Ray Gilbert, John Claude, Lierley, Erv Wiltgen and Roy Stoffel. Directors not present were Everett Barr, Dick Buscher and Dale Kleingartner. Retiring directors honored for past service included Norm Christian, Bill Conn, Ken Peirce, Louis Reilly, Orville Wicks and Ted Chrischilles. Officers were elected at a meeting Tuesday morning. (UDM Flashfotos by Don Smith) Lyle (Bud) Anderson, popular Algona motel owner and operator, and his new fellow officers were introduced to a crowd of 250 persons during the annual banquet of the Algona Chamber of Commerce at the High School Annex, Tuesday evening. Anderson succeeds Earl Lierley as president of the group. With Mr. Lierley serving as master of ceremonies, Fr. Milo Dailey of the Episcopal church was called upon to give the invocation, accompanied by background music of Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, to open the dinner. Mr. Lierley, after everyone had enjoyed a ham dinner and all the trimmings, prepared by Helen Comfort and her staff, delivered a very quaint and humorous talk before introducing the featured entertainer of the night, George Bailey, a real professional Bailey, with a built-in drawl and stammer, kept everyone in stitches for more than an hour as he cracked jokes, directed remarks very similar to the type Don Rickles uses toward some of the guests present, gave a great demonstration of memory and climaxed his performance with magic tricks, using seven local folks as assistants. Bailey identified 102 persons present by name - after talking with them and getting their names prior to the dinner. He missed only one first name, giving Mrs. Kevin Nash i\ .lyll-r V(H' 1 forgot she was Charlotte. His magic act required the services, at different times, of Dr. Andy Gotten, Tom Rich, Al Agena, Leo Cassel, Marguerite Heinrich, Dave Reab and Ted Herbst. Not many who were present will soon forget Mr. Rich holding a pan full of unwinding ribbon near the ceiling, Reab getting his tie chopped to pieces with scissors, then finding it all in one piece again in a hander- chief borrowed from Dick God- fiedson, or Herbst losing his shirt without taking off his coat as the shifty Mr. Bailey kept everyone in stitches. Mr. Lierley, during his short talk, paid special tribute to Frank Moulton and Norm Christian for their work on the Beef Barbecue at the Kossuth County Fair, the Fourth of July fireworks display, the Salesmen's Bureau for its work during the past year, work of the Chamber members during the St Ann Hospital drive for funds and commented upon the fact the Chamber had added 21 new members, and the Salesmen's Bureau 19 new members during the past year. He also introduced several persons who were among the guests, and non-officers, including Mayor and Mrs. Bill Finn, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cook, president of the Development Corp. here, Mrs. Milo Dailey, Mrs. Anderson and Karl Kiilsholm. Mrs. Uerley was introduced by the new president of the Chamber. Youth, 18, Is Bound Over, Car Theft Walter T. Anderson, 18, Duluth, Minn., waived preliminary hearing of a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week and was bound over to district court. Bond in the matter was set at $1,000 and was not furnished. As reported in Tuesday's Upper Des Moines, Anderson and a 15-year-old Duluth boy are alleged to have stolen a pickup owned by Milton Farrow, Lakota farmer, sometime during the day Sunday. The pair were apprehended in the vehicle about 4 p.m. the same day by a highway patrolman near Boone and returned to Algona by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Monday. Action on the juvenile, if any, will come in Minnesota as he was returned to his home. Preliminary hearing of an OMVI charge against Joseph A. Droessler, Bancroft, is pending in mayor's court. He was arrested by the highway patrol on highway 169, three miles south of Elmore at 8:20 p.m. Saturday. In other mayor's court action, Orville Peterson, Bancroft, was fined $25, intoxication; Ernest I. Nauman, Algona, $25, reckless driving; Timmy D. Buns, Woden, $10, failing to have control; Floyd M. Holt, Algona, $10, failing to yield after a stop; Anna M. Foster, Fenton, $5, failing to display parking lights; and Darrel Parcel, Algona, $5, loud mufflers. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. A mayor's court jury was impaneled to hear a charge of failing to display valid registration Saturday afternoon. The charge was filed by the highway patrol against Priscilla A. Peck, Algona, in August. The jury found the defendant innocent of the charge as filed. Evidence presented during the trial indicated the license plates for the vehicle involved were on the seat of the vehicle and not fastened on the outside of the truck. 4 Men Drafted Five Kossuth young men entered military service in a draft call from Kossuth county last week. They were Ronald Brekke, Armstrong, Richard L. Pratt, Algona, Donald Lapps, Bancroft, Lyle Rippentrop, Swea City and Harlan Metzger.Whitte- more. LicentM To Wed They went to Ronald Presthus and Sandra Haag, Jan. 19; Hugh Black and Frances Pruismaim, Jan. 20; and Pavid E, and Elaine Heinold, Jan. 22,

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