The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 13, 1968 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 13, 1968
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The "HRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid ?ipper Be* jfflmnes ESTABLISHED 1865 A l thC P° st °' fi " »t Algona. Iowa under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 Z Sections - 32 Tabloid Pages ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1968 VOL. 102 NO. 12 State Asks Relocation Of City Dump First Session District Court Opens Today Judge G. W. Stillman, Algona, will preside during the first session of district court here for 1968. It opened this (Tuesday) morning at 10 a. m. First matter expected to be heard is an account case, with Alan Loth, Ft. Dodge, plaintiff, and Bahne Bahnson, Burt, defendant. The plaintiff is seeking $1,591.30 and interest claimed due. He alleges the defendant owes it as an unpaid balance of a bill which exceeded $2,000. A jury is slated to hear the matter. Two divorces were filed here last week. Katherine Godfredson, plaintiff, is seeking a divorce from Ernest Godfredson, defendant. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married here March 11, 1967 and have no children. She seeks an auto, some personal property and money in an account at Home Federal Savings and Loan here. Patricia Waldera, plaintiff, also charges cruel and inhuman treatment in her petition against Richard Waldera, defendant. They were married May 28,1960 at Belmond and have two small children. The plaintiff seeks custody of the children, personal property, $250 attorney fees, and support totaling $250 per month. A divorce was granted to Lorraine Schoby from Fred Schoby, Jr. They were married Nov. 24, 1947. The plaintiff was granted custody of their minor children, real estate and $170 por month support money for the children. Conway Fund Benefit Dance Slated Here The Algona Knights of Columbus announced plans this week for their contribution to the recently- established Father Francis Conway Scholarship Fund, which was established shortly after the death of the former Garrigan High superintendent, victim of an auto crash several weeks ago at Sioux City. The KC's will hold a benefit dance at their hall just east of Algona on highway 18 next Saturday night, Feb. 17. Tickets are available at several business places Sgt. Bob Ewoldt, Whittemore, Killed In Viet Nam Action P. L. Person, Burl, Passes; Saturday Rites Services for P. Lee Person, 84, were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Lone Rock Presbyterian church, with burial at Burt township cemetery. Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Person died of a heart attack Tuesday at Heritage Home in Bancroft. He had entered the home a few days before. He was born April 2, 1883, in Sweden, and came to Illinois with his family in 1902. He married Anna Ellis Johnson at Geneso, 111. in 1909. They came to Kos- sutli county and farmed near Burt. He retired in 1962. Survivors include two sons, Arthur of Burt, Reinhold of Swea City; two daughters, Mrs. Almon Meyer of Fairmont and Mrs. Milo Bonebrake of Winnebago; a sister, Mary Person, Dysart, la.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Swea Soldier Wounded In Viet Nam A telegram from the Department of Defense notified Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hurlburt of Swea City that their son, Specialist Ralph E. Hurlburt, had been slightly wounded in Vietnam, Feb. 2. The message was relayed to the Hurlburts by the Swea City town marshal, Joe Fisher. The young man received a metal fragment wound in the face, the telegram added. He received lacerations of the right ear, also. He was on guard duty at a motor pool at the time lie was wounded in an enemy attack. Ralph went into the service Oct. 17, 1966, and he is slated to leave Vietnam April 7 of this year. The tragedy of death in the war in Vietnam struck for the second time in Kossuth county when it was learned late Sunday afternoon that Sgt. Bob Ewoldt, son of Mrs. Margaret Ewoldt, Whittemore, had been killed in action while on patrol duty in that far-off nation Tuesday, Feb. 6. Official notification of the 21-year old Marine's death was brought to Mrs. Ewoldt by Marine Sgt. McGee of Mason City, who went to the Ewoldt home with Rev. Cleo Kautsch to give the mother the sad news. According to the notification, Sgt. Ewoldt was shot in the body while on duty. His body was being flown from Vietnam to the United States during the weekend and was expected to arrive in this area today (Tuesday). Funeral arrangements were pending arrival of the body from the war zone. Sgt. Ewoldt, an outstanding wrestler at Algona High School prior to his graduation in 1964, was serving his third tour of duty in Vietnam at the time of his death. He would have been 22 in June. He was a lightweight wrestler at AHS, posted a fine regular season record and went on to place second in the State Tournament as the team finished third in the meet. His mother, Margaret Lindhorst Ewoldt, is employed as a hot lunch cook at St. Paul's Lutheran school at Whittemore. His father has been deceased about seven years. Survivors include his mother; eight brothers and sisters, Loveda, Lorna, Hank (who is also in Vietnam), Myrna, Lynn, Craig, Janan and James; and several grandparents. Other Kossuth GI killed in Vietnam was William Kern of Algona. Extend License Deadline County Treasurer Don Jorgenson has received notification from the Iowa Department of Public Safety that 1967 Iowa motor vehicle registrations and license plates are to be honored until March 1, 1968, and all law enforcement agencies have also been notified. This gives motor vehicle owners a little extra time to get their ntw 1968 plates and get them on their vehicles. New Assistant Mgr., Grahams Jim L. Wilson, 35, has been named assistant manager at Graham's store in Algona. He will assist Loren Utterback, who was recently named store manager. Wilson is a native of Dakota City, Nebr., where he picked up the nickname "Buzz." He is married to the former Karen Geer of Esthorville and they have two boys, Chris, 2 1/2, and Jon, 9 months. The Wilsons recently moved into a home northwest of Algona, coming from Ottumwa, where Mr. Wilson was associated with Grahams for the past two years. Husband Former Algonan Killed A son-in-law of an Algona woman, Mrs. Ann Hanson, was killed in an accident involving a piece of heavy equipment at the Portland Cement plant, in Mason City, last Friday. He was Morris Mortenson, whose wife is the former Pauline March. Mrs. Hanson was visiting a son, Watson March, in California at the time of the accident. The heavy earth mover went over an embankment, pinning Mortenson fatally in the cab. Enno Eden Rites Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Ward Funeral Home in Clear Lake for Enno Eden, who farmed in the Titonka area for 33 years before moving to Clear Lake in 1934. Interment was in the Buffalo twp. cemetery. Mr. Eden passed away Monday of last week at a Mason City hospital. Funeral Held Friday For Mrs. Schmidt Funeral services for Mrs. August Schmidt, 58, lifelong resident of this area, were held Friday at 2 p. m. in the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Wayne, John and Ray Goodman, Armin and Wesley Schultz and Joe Easter. Mrs. Schmidt died Wednesday at St. Ann hospital here. Evelyn Mae Schmidt was born Dec. 16, 1909 in Algona. Her parents were Grant and Cora Platt Casler. She was married June 19, 1949 to August Schmidt who survives his wife. She was a member of the Algona Presbyterian church. Survivors include her husband; four sons, Merle, Eldon andDel- bert Moore and Lynn Schmidt, Algona; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Sclmeider, Braidwood, HI., and Linda Lee, Algona; 14grand- children; two brothers, Adrian and Vernon Casler, Algona; and two sisters, Mrs. Paul Schneider, Algona, and Mrs. Earl Armstrong, Uvermore. Ringsted Man Dies Albert Nielsen, 86, Ringsted, died Friday night at Holy Family hospital at Estherville. Thomas Funeral Home of Ringsted was in charge of funeral arrangements. Health Dept. Inspection Made Here Algona's city dump, a smelly problem for many years, is going to be moved. Local residents shouldn't expect such a move overnight, because it has to go through channels before anything will be done. The entire situation came to a head last Wednesday when F. R. Pfeiffer, public health engineer from Mason City, and Ralph Meeker, his assistant, (they serve the State Health Dept. in 17 counties of Iowa) came to the city and investigated the dump. First off, it was their opinion that the dump definitely should be moved to a non-flood area from the present location at the northwest edge of the city. Dumps, at least nowadays, are being located on higher land than in years past. For Algona this probably means a move to high ground in a rural area, some distance from the city. Pfeiffer and Meeker offered their assistance at some time in the future in helping city officials select a new site. The two men studied the dump, then said they would submit a report to headquarters of the State Health Dept. in Des Moines-and the latter will in turn send a report of all of the findings to the city council. It is not known exactly when this report will reach Algona - consequently, it isn't known when the dump will be moved. Investigation of the dump here came as a direct result of a letter of complaint sent to the Health Dept. in November by Ray Johnson of Algona. The letter charged the dump here is a nuisance caused by operation of refuse disposal facilities at the present site. Ironically, the investigation of Algona's dump came within a day of an announcement from the Iowa Air Pollution Control Commission, which said "city dump fires should smoulder unsmelt by the general populace" of the state. The commission tentatively approved a regulation prohibiting fumes from dump fires. The ban would also apply to fires in salvage operations, such as auto junk yards, but not to backyard burning of trash and leaves by home owners. It also made it okay to continue fires built for the training of firemen. The 9-member commission, created by the 1967 Legislature, will see its regulation reviewed next month. Approval will be followed by a public hearing, after which the rule will be reviewed by the Legislative Rules Review Committee. So, action on the city dump fire rule is some time off.

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