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X * Dept, 'of History and Des Moines 19, Iowa eiltt oMttf at th* Ib*«i N6*. 1. 1MB, und« Act Ot ; AtdfffoA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1961 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 98— NO. 34 By * * * Wiih «eh6of. apening M fa next'week,'vacation times are •almost bver. But if you still vrctot one, and desire to see real virgin wilderness within -two days' "* °, f , Kossu th ^County, you can fmd.'it ,hl,travelihg the recently onehed Kino's Wint,,,*,,, ^ of .. Lak^SUp*f6f' t V'from-/ ; Sault Si 1 Marie north } and ; west 1 to Nipli , a'tid hanie via Du-' luth.iOr ywM6an-gb the other way aroUnd if 'you so choose. ,* , *, • Weilodk the flip hut, tacenily, and found' a rugged and unspoil-' ed area of forests, 'gigantic 'rock formations, lakes and the. 1 shoreline of Lake Superior in Ontar-- 10. It Is something like 375' miles from the Soo to Nipigon, with two stretches of new road running for something-like 60' miles each without la gasoline station . . 4 no -biljbpards, hot dog stands, or much. of anything else except the beauty of nature. ", , I? *,'?<( • • * We note' that 'Governor Erbe is advpcatlng' that -Iowa' 'sell it-' lelf to -a greater extent-as a tourist mecca. ;, We'/probably Have not endeavored. enoUghf to do this, but unless;, you ' seek - rich, bountiful agricultural 'land, most of our- own state- is simply not fashioned by nature as an - extensive- 1 lure to the tourist. There are exceptions, 'of 'course . . . like the '^Mississippi , river area which inas scenic " T 'beauty comparable^ to "anything,* arid lake regions like <0koboji. But most folks s?ek rivers, lakes, • oceans or mountains when they are vacationing. The' Lake Superior area is now a-'mecca for the bailer tourists en mass. Drowns Out mal Day, I ••"«•>" . - .-.«., .? so <&&&?••>: \ • f, f Dies Suddenly; Funeral May r' i f» , ', . •/ I n't. a«k specific ques- !»3 itemed that if you "ifrailenior carnp-^ * f \u&'" i '-"* "~~ We tions,' were'-. irig,ou1 v 'decide^ „_, nest for the nigh'tr puit 6«~the road and,, make ca/np. The num- eWus, iU-eahife; entering Superior, and tHfe ^ritallet inland lakes proved-the most popular camp sites. There are many "miles 01 the hjghv^ay bordering .Lake Superior before it swings inland for some"150 miles.' ;„• '''; ;••',! * '• *. .*,.'-. .;-. .We thought we had an up-to- date road map, but v! we founa settlements not as yet on: our U. S. maps.'Deposits of iron ore (the highest grade on the North American continent), mica,' sulphur, uranium arid other minerals have been uncovered in this fortress of rock in-Ontario. Ana as mining has developed, the towns sprang up, We say rock, because the blasting - operation* in highway construction through solid rock were engineering marvels themselves. Between Terrace Bay and Nipigon som& 35 miles is still under construction, but passable, • . » ' * *' A new international bridge is under 'construction at the Soo. When completed it will .eliminate the one to three hour wait to cross into Canada by .ferry boat. The Canadians proved most friendly, the costs,of travel and lodging and food about the same as on our side of the border, The imperial, gasoline gallon' in Canada is one-fourth more than our own gallon and proportionately costs about<the same. i;-', • -. •. * * * . • , Thi« "G»eat Circle B 9 ute" as folks along the way call it,'brings ypu jn contact, wjfh U, S. and Canadian customs at two spots, but it is made without difficulty. No passports are required, but ' it is well to ha,Ve something in the way of identity with you. There are no fees, •* . * ,. •• « Northern} Minnesota touri»» meccas say their business this year is down, and they lay it to the opening of the new Circle Route, which they think has drained off some of their normal business, And it wejj could be. • ,•••'•• ••••" ' • * '«. * Probably wi«hln a few yt«M towns win spring up alpng the way, and motels as well, but at present you * go for something like 2QO miles without a place to stay, unless you have a trail: er, tent, or sleep in your par. We hoped to reach Nipigon from the Soo in, a day, but faije.d due to B two-hour delay in crossing • via "the ferry at the boundary. We reached Terrace Bay, found the two motels full up. then the owner of one asked if we would like to stay, in 'W« .cottag^ on. the lake overnight; we dM, §#4 had a spot right or* tks shore, pi 9 Lj&e .Superior -feay» -'- L. A. Vipoind ,A well-known Algona retired farmer, Lloyd -A. Vipond, 78, died suddenly early Wednesday morning .at, his home 1 at 3li North, Thorington "street, pis wife had prepared breakfast and went ,to wake .him and fb' ' pohd will be held Friday at 2 p.m. , in> the -Congregational church ,with -Rev. Jamesl Boyd officiating. Burial will be at, Riverview cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Born, at Livingston, Wise.'. Jan. 31, 1883, he was a son of James and Allie Vipond. He was married to Estella^Collinson in 1913, 21 years after he came to Algona, and, farmed until his retirement in 1946 when -he and Mrs. Vipond moved, to town. Mr. Vipond, with his brother and father, was ehgage'd, im the purebred hog business :from 1914 to 1928 and•'the Viponds' 4 were w e 1 li-known throughout. , the United States and South America, for their hog sales. Besides his wife,', Mr. Vipond is survived by two sons, Tom anu Jim, both of Algona, a brother, Harry, Algona,, and five grandchildren. Swea Cityan '$9*-' Ariyvfay One of th'e' best Kossuth County Fairs in recent history (one" that offered sbmething- fpr 'practically everyone) ended on a dim note when heavy rain pelted this entire area shortly before 2 pnv Friday, -the final 'day of the event. A good'' crowd had already gathered at the fairgrounds to witness an afternoon of,, stock car races when'rain washed out everything, but a , free drawing" for'a new car, .which" was held :as scheduled at N 10 p.m. Hubert Brones, Swea City farmer, had his name drawn and.was awarded the new > auto. .- s . According to Fair Secre-' , i&t-y Vern-i McCluna, •jyrhose .figures- on. attendance • and cash received .were incomplete Wednesday morning, the Fair .surpassed last .years' in both categories despite the rain-out and it is probable the .Fair realized a slight .. profit; u " • , . .Grand champibn baby beef, an AngUs, was 'shown by Bernadette, Hilbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hilbert, LuVerne. The animal sold for $37.50' per hundred .weight during the auction Friday morning as total sales Jut $57,105.99. Total pounds of beef "sold amounted to 240,- oan -iid brought-: an, average', of '» per, hundredytejgh^ ,Re- Wesley To Have New Doctor At End Of Month Wesley — Dr. Paul Warner has sold his home to Dr. Robert Jongewaard of Scranton, who with : his wife, three, daughters and one son will move here the first of the month.' Dr, Warner, his wife, •umq children, Jim and Debbie, will move to Minneapolis Aug, 31 -where he will be a resident in psychiatry at the Veterans hospital The family came here , 'animals* Included—Holstein, John Ruger, .Fehtoh, junior champion female; Guernsey, W. A. Bosworth, Algona,, grand champion bull; James Erpelding, Algona, graha champion market barrow; Gary 'Priebe, Algona, reserve champion market barrow; Russell Spean Algona, champion market pig litter; Janles Richardson, Ledyard, reserve^ champion market litter;' Chris Nygaard, Wesley, reserve champion pen. Gary Priebe, grand champion market pig; Gary Berkland, champion Hereford -baby beef; Patricia Lynch, reserve" champion Hereford baby beef; Kenneth Barnes,, champion Shorthorn; Susan Erpelding; reserve champion Shorthorn; Nick Erpelding, champion beef heifer; Luyerne Wiskus, reserve champion beef heifer; there were also 29 blue ribbon winners in the garden department, 29 culinary department blue ribbons, 30 f Ipricultural department blue ribbons, 14 horticultural division blue ribbons, and 38. textile division blue ribbons. In the county 4-H girls judging, LeOta Ann Voss and Rae- Family From -•" •'•»' V, In from Vihton in 1955. Dr N Jpngewaard will occupy, the same office, rooms in |he Youngwirth building and, BeU" lah Green will .continue to. work there, .„ • • 12 New Vehicle? Registered Here Twelve' < new cars and trucks were registered this week in the office pf the county treasurer, Owners pf the new vehiclej are: ' • ' f Gheytplejt — Chris Pahl, Fen* ton, truck; Janet A. Scuffham, . — Everett E, or L; Andersen, Algona; Wm. Richard Q'Dpnnell, Lone Rock; Betty ,J- Clark, gwea City; Richard D. ;SchmJtt, Algona; Paul M. |ona. — Cecil M. or Martha yeme, Dick and Deana Francis L. or Lyle R. or Agnes M- Westey.- - ' Louis A- or ann Brink, LuVerne Livewires, were named to demonstrate' at the State Fair, senior 'division. Patricia Lynch and Ellen Lynch of the Lone Rock Rockets were junior winners and Janet Erpelding arid Penny Dodds, U- ion Alethi'ans, W ere -intermediate winners. Senior fq'od'judging honors went to Ruth Ann Klem, Riverdale Rustlers I, and Luann Brandt, Swea City, was junior winrie." A big car auto race driver, Arthur Pratt, Escondido, Cal., suffered a badly cut hand when his -airto jumped through the fence., On the south turn during the third .heat Wednesday night and rolled over about 150 feet frpnv the track. He was taken to St, Ann hospital for treatment and later transferred to a Mason 'City hospital where every effort w>as being made to save the ha'nd. His car was badly damaged in the mishap 1 . The pro-gram was shortened (due to inadequate lighting, according to race officials) and some fans seemed disgruntled with the program, which cost about $1,800. Wayne Cordes, Lakota, wori the overall swine showmanship trophy sponsored by the Algona Upper Des Moines and Keniiatli Bormann, Bode, won the beef showmanship trophy sponsored by tfye iocal Kiwanis club. Lone Rock downed St. Joe,'^8, in a thrilling baseball game Tuesday afternoon and a large crowd enjoyed a full program of free go-kart races in front of the t grandstand Wednesday af- I karti Witt also be on next prograjn, Lucky, Escapes Tractor Flip , An Algona farm youth, Tim Vipond, 16, luckily es- 'caped injury; and possible • death when a'tractor he was driving rolled over on the farm of his father,. Tom Vipond, early ; Wednesday morning. Tim was using the machine^ in a ditch along a road and" had a load of dirt raised when the' tractor began to flip. He- -quickly jumped from the machine in time to escape, injury. . . Fourth Offense Check Charge Is Filed Here Oscar nomer of Algona was bound over to t.he next term of district court on two charges of false, drawing and uttering of a bank check, fourth' offense, after he waived preliminary hearing of the charges in Justice Delia Welter's court here this week. Rorher" allegedly passed a check fpr $6 at Hansen's Standard Station, Fenton, and one for $5 at Bud's Place, Lone, Rock. Bond on each charge.was set at $500 and not furnished, so he is being held in the county jail. John F, Weig is charged with operating a motor vehicle while his driver's. license was revoked in an information filed by County Attorney Gordon Winkel this week. The charge will be heard in district court. One divorce was granted in district court this week. Dorothy Kubli 'received a final decree from Guy Kubli on charges .of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff was given custody of three minor children A $5,000 damage-suit'was also filed. Plaintiffs' are John and Dora Weber and defendants are Kate Bedell, Mabel Benjamin, George, YU?t,hum and Kossuth county and wrongful diversion of water; is claimed. The petition claims a levee and ditch, built in 1953 when a road was braded, result in water being dumped PR the plaintiff's land instead of the water taking its natural course. n 2 Directors Board •Election of two directors to ilie ' ; Algona Community' School District is announced, with the voting to take place'in the high school building, Sept. 11, from noon to 7 p.m., in room 144. Two directors will be elected 'or a term of three years. The errns of Robert- Black and Mrs. Veda Mur'tagh on the board ex>ire in Sept. 1961, Donald H. Kramer, secretary of the board, stated; No nomination papers hao, )een obtained in behalf of any Candidate as of Monday., It was reported that Mrs. ' Murtagh would not seek re-election, after erving 16 years on the board, lowever, the Murtaghs were iut of town this week and direct ipnfirmation of the report could not be obtained. ' Building New Home Construction began this week on a new home for Mr. and Mrs. Fre4 Kent; ST.-on the lot they o,wa at 29 East Oak St. Schwarzenbach Resigning From - Police Dept. Bill Schwarzenbach, policeman here, for the past three years, has" presented a letter of resignation to the mayor and council of the city. Schwarzenbach, who joined t}ie force Sept. 16, 1958, asks to be relieved of his duties Sept. 15. He reportedly will be employed by a local dairy firm. Cool Weather, Rain Hit Area ' Jt was a copl week in this area and the change in temperature W6s agreeable to almost everyone. The high temperature reading during the period, registered at the official weather station, KLGA, was 88 degrees Aug. 17. Rainfall was slight — 1.33 inches Wtjh more in some areas last Eair, a,huge «uccess- until':*ain:.really of top anim'als •ffli'd- Dinners' of .other*' contests an./4-H' competition Some of the winners are'shown here. At the trip'left? left to right, are (Kenneth Bierstedt, Whitfcemore, Holstein; Terry -Frieden, Oltoseri, Sjihorthorn; Dennis Laabs; Lone Rock, Guernsey;'arid Larry Nurre, Bancroft, Jersey; with their best of the show dairy animals. At the top right, Phillip Heldorfer, Bancroft, won the-tractor roadeo and will move inlto competition for; the''/state title during the State Fair'at Des Moines. In the center, left, is Richard Fritz, Wesley, and his champion fat Jamb, while at the righlt, center, is Gary Priebe and his champion market barrow. , : Bellow, left, is Berniadette Hilbert and her champion 4-H baby seef, while at the right' is.Tom Henry and his reserve champion animal Both are Angus cattle. (Extension Photo—UDM Engraving) Ailing Cat Found To Have A Hide Full Of Buckshot Three, persons . from the ; Livermore-Ottosen . areas met ^violent death in, tragic Car accidents this week. Latest victims were Paul Ramaeker, 33, and his 10-month ' old son, Jeffrey, from .Southeast; of Llvermore, who were killed outright , in a two-car crash a mile south of ithe Humboldt- !• Webster county line on highway 169 at 11:40 p.m. . , Tuesday, Two Fort Dodge men, : Ray West, 37, and William Thorsbacken, 38, , were also killed in the mishap. 1 Mrs. Arthur Loyig, 44, Otto'- ," se«i, died j as a .result of injuries 1 received in a two-car crash near Winthrop ;(east of independence) 4 Saturday night. Mrs. Lovig's , c|jr . and another, driven by RicKrird Lindenmayer, 38,. Marengb, hit head-on and both vehicles, weto demolished. •' , ' ' ' . ' •The remaining members of th* Rlamaeker family,-" Jncjudlng Mrs. Ramaeker, 29, and . four other sons, Craig,' .Joseph, ! .Mark' and Mike, were all in the auto, when the tragedy- otcurTed. .,' Mrs. Ra-/ maeker suffered a head injiufy and multiple 'fractures fend Craig, 6, 1 suffered a severe'' ; brain injury and both' ; were listed in extremely critical condition WedU nesday noon at ' St.' Mary's hospital, Rochester, Minn. • where they were flown after prelimin- aijy treatment at Mercy hospital, Fort Dodge, Joseph, Mark, and Mike suffered less serious injur- , ies but /remain 1 hospitalized at' Fort;D,odge;: ' ; . r - : ' '''•• •"••'<• • ;i '.'', ; [The 'Rarnaeker- auto, with >Mr. Ramaeker '; driving, was >'h|adecl north ,and. the , ThorsbBckeiv car i''. v '' ( -^ Friday. Auj. 17 Aug. 18 H 88 -—82 ---70 75 Awg. 31 I.I...I72 Ayg. 22 -' 23 - 78 ,76 L 62 64 48 62 56 52 57 R 1.33 Tr. lumber Yard Sale Tfle Weyerhaeuser Lumber Co. yard at Lakota has closed and stock has been removed to other S'pwned by the company. Ljkota yard and property fee offered for sale. The Wade Sullivan household in Algona, which includes • a six-year-old male cat named Winnie The Pooh, is breathing easier, this week. And it's all on account of Winnie. As cats go, Winnie is big, weighing in at about 25 pounds when in good health and .geared for battle. But last week Winnie was anything but frisky. The Sullivans worried about Winnie, whose usual tiger-like ferocity had slowed down to a milktoast attitude toward life and a lack of de?ire to roam in the evenings, a trademark of all normal tomcats. So the Sullivans bundled up Winnie and headed for Iowa State University which has an animal hospital on a par with Rochester in the higher echelons of humanity. Several days later they heard from the Ames lab. They had discovered .what was wrong with Winnie. Someone had pumped buckshot into the cat's hide, and the only, ailment might be described as lead poisoning. Now Winnie is home, the worst of the buckshot removed, and recuperating at a rapid pace. The dispenser of the buckshot is a person or persons unknown—and likely to remain unknown. And if Winnie knows, Winnie isn't talking. Natural Gas Is Now Turned On At West Bend West Bend's natural gas took a while to get there, but Monday, August 14, proved to be the big day when representatives of Northern Natural Gas, the contracting firm, the mayor and city council got together and turned on the town's supply at the border station just west 01 town. Meanwhile, at the municipal light plant, one of two dual fuel engines was near completion of the changeover to natural gas and : was transferred to gas Tuesday afternoon. According to Harvey Coe, gas supt., additional units will be connected to the natural ga& pains as soon as meters can be installed pleted. and conversions com- Bancroft Man Hurt In Fall Bancroft — James Shillington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Shillington, received serious injuries to his leg Wednesday while working at the Welp chick hatchery. He was thrown from a feed wagon which ran over his leg. He was taken to a doctor's office where it was dressed and he was unable to work for a few days, but is getting along cicely. School Election, Sentral, Sept. 11 A school board election is scheduled for the Sentral Community school on Sept. 11 to fill terms of two board members which are expiring. They are Robert Hanna and Lawrence Newbrpugh both of Lone Rock. Nomination papers may be obtained from the secretary's office at the school and must be filed by Sept: 1. School secretary is Roger Osborn, Fenton. Another Free Show The Three Stooges will be featured in "Have Rocket—Will Travel" at the Algona Theater this Saturday during the final back-to-school free movie sponsored by several Algona business firms. Theater Manager Ray Langfitt announced Monday that at least 1,000 children attended the first movie Saturday. Movies .will start at 1 and 3 p-m. ,,. ter auto apparently Went out" of control and possibly " flipped'' on the highway before the Ramaek- er auto hit it broadside. West arid Thorsbacken were thrown from their convertible and killed. Both vehicles wound up in the ditch and the entire area was littered with a variety/of parts torn from the cars by the force of impact. The engine of the 5'ort Dodge vehicle remained on the highway. Highway patrolmen and sheriff's office representatives from Fort Dodge investigated . the scene and had not determined the exact cause of the mishap yet due to the fact both drivers and all adults in the autos were killed and there were no witnesses. ' Funeral services for Mr. Ra.« meeker and Jeffrey will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's church at Humboldt with Fr. Victor Ramaeker, brother of the dead man, officiating. Burial will be at St Mary's cemetery and Lindhart Funeral Home, Humboldt, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Ramaeker is survived by his wife and four sons, his mother. Mrs. Fred Ramaeker, Humboldt, five brpthers. including Andy, LuVerne, Dave, Thor, and Elmer, Hardy, from this area; and five sisters. His father . died earlier this year. * * * OTTOSEN WOMAN, 44. SUCCUMBS Mrs. Lovig died in an Independence hospital, where she had been rushed following the Saturday mishap, which occurred on highway 20. Mr. Lindenmayer, his wife, Bqnita, 35, and their three children, Suzanne 13, William 9, and June 6, were treated at the Independence hospital for minor injuries and released. According to authorities who investigated the tragedy, seven persons were killed in a two-car crash at the same spot Labor Day, 1959. Funeral services for Mrs. Lovig, who was born April 10. 1917 at Bradgate and married to Arthur Lovig Dec. 11, 1937 'at Fort Dodge, were held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic church at Livermore with Fr. Sturm officiating. Burial followed at Gilmore City and Schellhammer Funeral Home, West Bend, was in charge of arrangements She is survived by her husband, two sons. Charles and Arthur Marion; her mother, Mrs. Mary Welter, Ottosen; seven brothers, Nicholas; Iowa City, Emil, Bode, Peter, Nashua, Frank, Hardy, Ed, Ionia, Charles, Ottosen, Henry, Dakota, Minn.; and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Halligan, Pocahxaitas.

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