The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 13, 1968 · Page 13
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14-Algona, (la.) Upper Des Maine* Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1968 ._ . - - , - - ' -—i— Black, Bode Elected To Land Bank Ass'n Board Farming is the nation's biggest business and is making a tremendous contribution to the national economy, Dean Raber, assistant to the president of The Federal Land Bank of Omaha, told stockholders attending the annual meeting of the Algona Federal Land Bank Association held on Feb. 7, 1968, at the Burt High School gymnasium. He said that credit is one of the most valuable tools for agriculture because of the need for fi - nancing to expand and modernize operations. He reported that more than 5,000 loans were made in 1967 by The Federal Land Bank of Omaha for a total of $131 million. The Bank now has over 51,000 loans outstanding to farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming totaling more than $716 million, he noted. He commended the association for its excellent record of providing long-term credit through the years, and predicted continued growth and service in the future. Dinner was served to the stockholders and guests by the Burt Band Mothers, and entertainment was furnished by Dewey Krueger's Dixieland Band of Mason City. Hugh Black and Floyd Bode, both of Algona, were elected as directors of the association for three-year terms. Continuing directors whose terms did not expire are Leander Menke, Swea City; Donald Usher, Ottosen; and Marvin Junkermeier, Elmore, Minn. At an organization meeting of the board following the annual stockholders' meeting, Hugh Black was re-elected president and Leander Menke vice president. Under the joint management arrangement of the Algona-Forest City Associations, E. H. Hutchins serves as manager with Keith Hopp and Helen Haas as assistants. The Algona and Forest City Associations make long-term farm loans to farmers in Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago counties. Former Algona Man Passes; Tuesday Rites William M. Weber, 80, retired carpenter who had made his home at Britt for the past 14 years, died in the hospital there Sunday morning. He had been ill for about a month. Funeral services were slated for 10 a. m. Tuesday (today) in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Born at Corning Nov. 30,1887, he was a son of Jacob and Emma Baker Weber. He came to Algona in 1916, then moved to Britt 14 years ago. He never married. Survivors include two brothers, L. A. (Ben) Weber, Algona, and James, Creston; and a sister, Mrs. Helene Walsch, Creston. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Algona Woman's Mother Passes; morning at the Palo Alto county hospital in Emmctsburg where she had been a patient since Dec. 28. Surviving are a son, Eugene, Cylinder; four daughters, Sister Mary Brigitta, LaCrosse, Wise.; Mrs. Phillip Fogerty, Kimball, Minn.; Mrs. C. A. Derner, Algona; Mrs. Lowell Mohler, Newton, Kans.; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother and two sisters, Clarence Calliagan, Pocahontas; Mrs. Ella Ferden, Rolfe, and Mrs. May Habeger, Madison, S.D. Bridget Calliagan was born in Pocahontas county where she was reared and educated, moving in 1916 to West Bend. In 1908 she married Frank Sweeney there. Mr. Sweeney died in 1962. Bend RiteS Publicit * Chairman Services for Mrs. ' Bridget Sweeney, 84, were held Monday at 10 a. m. at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic church in West Bend witli burial in West Bend cemetery. Mrs. Sweeney died late Friday Elaine Brucli, Algona, a senior at Marycrest College, Davenport, luis been named as publicity chairman for the annual Mardi Gras celebration of the school, set for Feb. 23-24-25. Farm Clinic Crowd Sets Record —i "Next To The County Fair It's The Biggest Farm Crowd Of The Year" THANK YOU: To the 1200 present at the 5th annual Corn & Soybean Clinic in Algona we say "Thank You" for coming last Thursday, February 8. It was our pleasure to offer the program and the noon luncheon to those from one of America's finest agricultural sections. The fine response in attendance is all we could ask. SPONSORED BY SMITH I DOUGLASS £3 ALLIS-CHALMERS i N*VI w MINUCmi BEHLEN AND THEIR AREA REPRESENTATIVES IN COOPERATION WITH THE "ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES' ».CHHMMMMMi

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