The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 30, 1968 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 30, 1968
Page 16
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Major Surgery _. 4 . „ „ . ForWesleyan Election Year, Kossuth Af v k H 'he way national politics are p ea rson f clerk,Democrats. With "' f wlJ I IVJ|li 16—Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1968 This Won't Be Ho-Hum The way national politics are going (practically no where), there should be lots of interest this fall in the county portion of the general election slated Tuesday, Nov. 5. County-wise, it's a big election year. Four incumbent officers at the courthouse are up for reelection, four members of the board of supervisors have terms ending this year and all township clerks, justices of the peace, constables and some township trustees are also slated to run. Nomination papers must be filed at the office of County Auditor Marc Moore by Wednesday, July 10 - with the primary election, featuring a run-off of candidates by party where there is more than one candidate seeking one post, is to be held Tuesday, Sept. 3. Only county supervisor not up for re-election is Andrew Reising, Wesley, representing district three. His election in 1966 was for a 4-year term ending in 1970. All four county office holders have indicated they will be candidates for re-election. They are Marc Moore, auditor; and W. B. MacDonald, county attorney, Republicans; and Ralph Lindhorst, sheriff, and Alma Pearson, clerk, Democrats. With the exception of MacDonald, who was elected in 1966, all are longtime office holders. The county attorney's term is two years, while the others are four years. Mertie Huber, recorder, and Don Jorgenson, treasurer, elected in 1966, have two more years remaining on their terms of office. It is probable all four of the members of the board of supervisors, whose terms end Dec. 31, will be candidates. They are Gary McDonald, second district; L. A. Newbrough, fourth district; A. M. Kollasch, fifth district; and Earnie Schmidt, first district, who is currently serving the remainder of the unexpired term of Charles Plathe, board member who died last year. There will be a short-term election for the first district post. The man elected will serve until the end of 1970. It is normal for late filing of nomination papers for office, as the number of signatures necessary is not large, so most candidates .will probably file shortly before the deadline July 10. Algona Lady's Father Dies In Texas Oscar Bellemans, 80, father of Mrs. Perry Byam, Algona, died Monday morning at a McAllen, Texas hospital, where he had been a patient for about three weeks. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Austin, Minn., at 11 a.m. Burial took place in Calvary Cemeter, Austin. Pallbearers were six grandson, including Lowell and Perry Byam, Jr., Algona. Mr. Bellemans was born in Brussels, Belgium in September, 1887, and came to Cedar Rapids in 1907. The family moved to Austin in 1915. He first married Mary Selzer at Fairfax, Iowa in 1910 and she died in 1959. Mr. Bellemans married Audrey Baldwin in 1961 at McAllen. She survives as does one son, Theodore Bellemans, St. Paul, Minn.; and two daughters, Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Byam. Two step-sons also survive, as do 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One brother, Nestor Bellemans, also survives. Mrs. Byam had traveled by plane from Minneapolis to McAllen about a week before her father's death and was with him at the time of death. Mr. and Mrs. James Hayden (Joan Byam) and daughter Jana of Bloomington, HI., arrived Wednesday to attend the funeral. Speaks At Drake Kirk Hayes, chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, spoke to the Drake University College of Pharmacy seniors Friday, Jan, 12, on "A Program of Insurance" and "The Druggists Mutual Story." This is a lecture and instructional program on insurance fundamentals with emphasis on professional liability which is provided as a service to all pharmacy colleges in the 10-state area by Druggists Mutual. In School Sing Unit Vermillion, S. D. — University of South Dakota students from Iowa communities who have been selected as members of the USD Madrigal Singers include Brad Kraft of Algona. Algona One Of Iowa Survey Communities Plans for long-range improvements of St. Ann Hospital here will be discussed at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at a public meeting at Garrigan High School. F. R. Everds, chairman of the Lay Advisory Board, will report on action taken in regard to immediate improvements and outline future action. The main purpose of the meeting, according to Everds, is to let the community know how the money they contributed in a recent drive is being spent. Harry L. Greenberg, chairman of the fund-raising drive, will report. Administration of the hospital was taken over Sept. 1 by the Benedictine Sisters. Sister M. Delores, the administrator, will explain policies and plans of the administration. Services of a resident anesthetist have been secured. He will report for duty in the 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 in an effort to keep the community informed as to hospital activities. An open discussion will follow the program to give the public an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions. "MOOTEL" Herman Stopsack, Harley dairy -farmer, held an open house at his- new and modern Dairy Mootel in January. The farm is located north and west of Hartley. WESLEY - Jack Vitzthum had major surgery at Veterans Hospital, Des Moines, Wednesday. He entered the hospital on Monday. Mrs. Vitzthum, Mrs. Larry Grandgenett and Mrs. Joe Goetz were with him on Wednesday. They also visited Mrs. Goetz's daughter and family, the Frank Bieggers. Mrs. Vitztlium and children spent the weekend in Des Moines, -Visiting Jack, and were house guests of her sister and family. - o - The Prairie Neighbors Homemakers Club met Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Merlin Studer. Mrs. Tohi Lickteig was assistant hostess. Mrs. Hazel Studer and Mrs. Charles Nygaard gave the lesson on studying famous paintings. Mrs. Herman Studer and Mrs. Roy Stevens will be hostesses 'to the Prairie Neighbors Homemakers Club, Feb. 27, in the library meeting room. Major Tom Forburger, his wife, the former Julia Raney, and their four children, left Friday for his new assignment at Norfolk, Va. They had been stationed at Colorado Springs, Colo., and had spent ten days at the parental Thomas Forburger and Dr. H. H. Raney homes. Mrs. Herman Bode entertained the Ever-ready Club Wednesday afternoon. Nell Frimml entertained her auction bridge club Thursday evening. Mrs. R. C. Bauer will have the next party. Mrs. Frank Bleich entertained her contract bridge club Friday evening. RETIREE Elmo D. Hering, Malvern, retired last month after working over 45 years for The Malvern Leader. Elmo was given special recognition for his long and efficient service to the newspaper in the mechanical department by his fellow workers. MEDAL Capt. Larry C. Gutz, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Gutz of Storm Lake, received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal in Vietnam for his meritorious service as a legal officer at Tuy Hoa. Capt. Gutz is a graduate of Storm Lake High School and University of Iowa. IZAAK WALTON ANNUAL BUFFALO DINNER FEB. 6,1961 SERVING 5:00 TO 7:30 P.M. AT THE ALGONA V. F. W. 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