The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 7, 1961 · Page 1
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Dept, at History and Dee Moines 19, GlenRaneyls Heart Victim; Funeral Held 'laS eu 9 J"}*?* .« ™ PMWnw ** IMS. uatfef Act of ContttM bf M*nh IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1961 2 SECTIONS - 14 PAGES /• ( mm __,_ ^M ^_ • —— " •"" * — reak OPrarm Thefts In Area Machinery, Man, 72, Two Livestock And Crlen Haney • Residents of Algona were shocked during the weekend , when they learned 'of the sudden death of Glen Rartey, 67, well- known and welMiked. lifelong resident of the city. Mr. Raney succumbed itty a heart attack 1 about 10 pm. Friday,At his horn on South Jerome street, here. ' Funeral .Services for Mr. Ran •& £ ta £ i . h * i& Mjwiday at,2 p.m m . St. Thomas Episcopal church with ,Rev; Paul Davis of Sioux Cuty f ..officiating., McCullough's Funeral Chapel was tri charge' of arrangements and burial was. at Riverview 'cemetery. , ,." Pallbearers at' the riltes. j^ere Jack fYaser, Hollis' BonschcJter, WlUfem 'Kuhn, Nat Bangs, Ted .Charles and Glenn Shore.' > Born in Algona' pet. 16, 1893, Glen Raney was a son-of, Walter arid Cora Raney.'Following" his graduation from ' high . school here, he, served in the armed fortes during Woifld War I. From 1917 until'his retirement in 1957, Glen was employed ait the local •posit office 'where he met and was likefd'by literally ithousandls of persons down through the years. He spent iriany hours .working . for (the church aind served as its treasurer for 38 years. He- was also a 'charter member of the local American Legion, post and nine members of the post. Don Hemmingsem, Bernard Dahlhauser,, Russell Buchanan, Wilbur Meftzen, Robert Carr, FJoyd Weishaar, Bless Rusk, Richardi God- freidson' qnd Leon Laird, were members of a ceremonial team Wh,o, wilth' (the VFW conducted graveside rltds at* the cemetery Monday, r ? , ' SUryivors^inolude ft daugh/tej - Meseclith (Mrs,i Robert Holzham mer) Dubuque^a' brother, Hugh Algpnai, ..three slstere, Hall (Mrs. Newtton' -Heiter),- Algona Gertrude, (Mrs, Robert Moore) Burt, and Mabel (Mrs. Wilbur Fokwell); Plympia, Wash;; and grandchildren. 'He was preceded hi death by his wife in Aug., 1960, and three brothers. (UDM Poaaroid Photo —?ngraving) ' Toots Missing A call'for-help went Out to all , county farmers this week from Sheriff Ralph i Lindhorst after %e more' - farm thefts were reported to to-* office during the- preceding several flays. •«,•,'' 'Farmers should keep their eyes open," said t'h6 sheriff, "in an attempt' to spot 'any strangers di- strange 'vehicles in> their area. It is especially important if vehicles drive into farm lanes wh^re if, is known the tenant or owner is not home." He issued a warning earlier,' Class Officers Elected Tuesday At Algona High Class officers- for the 1961 82 -school year were elected at "Algona high school Tuesday. "-"--". -is -'a complete slate c-jf /••'elected • officers;. .-...'... i . — Lynn Kueck, pres- t.i Larry ••"Braun, vice president, 'Sue' Sch'ultz," secretary, Chuck Streit, treasurer and Randy Harmes, Gary Priebe, Jan James, Mary.Misbach and Chuck Streit, student council. Juniors — Bob Pratt, president, Lance Johnson, vice president, Alan Holt secretary, Tom Waller, treasurer, and Ann Haase, Mike Kain, John Schutter and Tim Dailey, student council. ...-:. Sophomores — Kent Immerfall, president, Marilyn Black, vice president, Jerry Raney, secretary, Gary Naylor, treasurer, and Vickie Steil, Bruce Sundet, Barb Kuchenreuther but scattered theft reports have been received - here sev eral times since.- . ' Here are the latest reports: Four Black .Poland China spws Were stolen 'from the Bar! Priebe farm east of Algona within the past, four days. The animals weighed from, 225375" pounds and jt is not known how the thieves carried the sows 'away. Chickens have been stolen in the- Eagle township. and Lotts Creek township areas In the past few days; numerous, tools were taken from Glenn Mabus> , south of Gerled recently; two tires were .stolen from' the Reynold Steniel farm near Elmbre within the past • week; and 13" -new" two-by-fours . were , stolen- from the; Robert Lovstad r farm northeast of Burt, a Iso within, the past several days. The lumber was , to have been used in construction of a new building on the farm. According , Jo Lindhorst. therie have been more farm thefts reported to his office, and investigated, this year than in any single year .sine he took office, in the' lat forties. Thefts so far have range, from machinery to a few chick ens. Jury Begins To Hear Testimony InOMYICase A jury comprised ' of eight Women ancj four 'men began hearing testimony Wednesday morning in an OMVI case, the State of Iowa vs. Melviri 0: Jurnet't, in district court here, fudge Richard Cooper of Storm" ".ake is presiding during "the' court term. Named to the jury were Les- er'Weisbrod, Myrtle Baago,' Paul Thilges, Jr., .'Grace De- aiTd, R. J., Bell, Doris Stev-. ens, Norman Chambers, May Schenck, Dora Laiick, Jose- >hine Erpelding, Myrtle-Meyer- and Dorothy Mergen. , The. petition in thai matter states Burnett' was; 'arrested by Marshal Lloyd 'Dixon: at Bancroft July 21 and charged with OMVI. He was bound over to district court following a pre liminary hearing, i "Two other OMVI cases have been settled during the • term o court. William . F. "Sengbusch and Raymond J. Byrne: were each fined $300 and costs after entering guilty pleas here this week. Sengbusch ,was picked Mar., 26 on highway\i69 iand Byrne_was* arrested.- qn"Noith Thormgton* Street ifere Ti 30. The driver's' ''licenses .„ )0th' hlen were suspended for 10 days' as a result of court ac- ion. An. .Algona man,, OsCar Romer, !was sentenced . 'tp, two cori- urrent one-year terms in the tate penitentiary -as a result of his plea of guilty to two charges f false checks. Ruth L. Richards, plaintiff, Hciw Smashed Car Blocked Bridge ,. Marcia Angle, student council. Freshmen — Maureen ' b% Eilen, president, Diane Smith, vice president, Trudy Alt, sec^ retary, Bob .Martin, treasurer, and Steve Hardy, Rodney Rick' lefs and Jeaji Christiansen, student council. Burt Woman's Mother Passes Investigation of such thefts is made difficult due to the fac reports don't reach the sher ff sometimes until severa days after the property has been stolen—thus any possi tie clues as to the identity oi tie culprits are cold and an ar- est is nearly impossible. The sheriff feels, however hat if all possible cooperatior s obtained'from county farm- rs, arrests and convictions ould follow. So be on the lookout—report .anything suspicious ASCTwp. Voting Set Sept. 14 Election of Kossuth County A.S.C. township committeemen will take place on Thursday, Sept. H, starting at 8 p.m. Letters'will be mailed tcj all participating farmers. There will be a five-man township — Final rites for Mrs. Albert (Mable) Midtthun, 69, were held Tuesday at Minneapolis. Burial was in Fort Swelling National cemetery. Mrs. Midthun, a resident of Minneapolis for the past 18 years, lived at Blue JJajith most of her Jjfe prior to that She was born alt Bismark, N. D., March 3, 1892. She came to Blue Earth and married Albert Midthun there , ..-.'' S.urvivors include .a daughter, Mrs. Lyle Meier, purt. Other sur- viyprs p-e her husband, three sons, three daughters and two eislers, Miw. Ofttwin Tie^s, (ton, awd Mrs. lea Minneapolis •• ~Y - **>• ** **r«s-mou ii/wiLaiUP committee elected at the local meetings. The elections will be supervised by the present committees in office. The men elected will handle the ASC program in the coming year in their respective townships, and from them will be elected the county board members, The county committee of fiye supervises the program in an administrative sense, and als.o selects the cownt-y ASC manager. was granted a divorce from Earl ,E. Richards, defendant,' on a charge, of cruel and inhuman treatment. The- couple were wed in. 1938 at Sibley. • Florence Faber^ filed a petition for separate maintenance against Melvin Faber this week; Civil War , Area persons are reminded to be on the lookout for tre- men4ouj5 bargains which will be offered by Algona mer- chjants during the big .Civil War days Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16. An ad announcing the big event will be found in ound in ne*t wm be alleging 'cruel and inhuman treatment. Married in 1935, Mrs. Faber also seeks custody of three children and alimony: Fair Board To Act On Track In October >No definite action on possible reconstruction of the .race track it the Kossuth county fairgrounds lere will be itaken until the fair >oard meeJts sometime in October, according to Vern McClure, ecretary of (the organization. McClure also miade at clear that ven though plans to cut the track n size from one-half to one- uanter mile may be okayed and le project completed in time for tock car races next year, it would still be possible for a ootball field to be located in romlt of the grandstand as it is ow. However, it would be sit- uatd 'about 30 yards south of the fifohka, Dies, Rites Iwlay Funeral services'for William Schultfer, 61, Titonka, ywill be leld at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) n Immanuel ; Lutheran church here with Rev.'H. A. Diers of- iciating. Burial will follow at the hurch cemetery'and Blake Fun- ral Home is in charge of ar- angemehts' ' , ., ; , Mr. Schutter, Jong-ttime resident of. Titonka, died Monday morning. He farmed, prior to retirement when he and his wife moved to a home in town. He is survived by his wife, a son, Franklin Schutter, Titonka; four daughters, Agnes (Mrs. Paul Chrislt), Dakota, Kaitherine (Mrs. Eugne Christ), Lakota, and Therese (Mrs. Ubbe Ubben) and' Wii- da (Mre. Herman Ubben), Titonka; a step-daughter, Mrs, Lewis Hubert, Long Beach, Cal.; a brother, Bonno Schutter, Titonka 1 ; and eleven grandchildren. His first wife, a daughter and two sons preceded him in death. Pallbearers at the rites will be Dan Wiibben, Floyd Huisman Carl Krause, John Tjarks, Ernest Hofmahn and Alvin Brandt. Season Tickets The 'sale of adult and student season tickets for Algona high school's football season _-_ Robinson, Algona. was termed ~ WolTbridge s^h of 'Algona Saturday -•ushea itp St. Ann hospital! fof treatment ^. ^jm.v-o A«= i^cjvcu in the mishap .and Ralph'Elbert, -also o Algona, was also itaken to the hospital for treatment of injuries he received when Robinson's car allegedly struck him a few minutes earlier. The arrow (right) shows the spot where Robinson's auto itore the corner or the bridge loose. He was found lying on the pavement on ( the left side of the smashed vehicle. Mr. Robinson lives less than a mile south of-the bridget. . Robinson faces charges" of OMVI and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, according ito investigating officials. (UDM Newsfoto-Engravmg- . Speed Tape Back In Use; Total Of 15 Nabbed A total of 15 speeders appeared in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court during the past couple of days after local police officers put 1 the speed tape into use at a variety of spots around town. Drivers paying fines' for speeding included: Dallas Coon, Pueblo, Colo., $12, Robert Scr- yngeour, Miami, Fla,, $12, Walter Cannon, Lake Harbor, Fla., $12, Norris Ark., $13, Robinson, Lavoca, Claude Wheeler, present site, which is oppoisite the grandstand. Algona high school's football teams have used the field at the fairgrounds for several years and now plan to use a new layout to be constructed in (the southeast pajit of town on land owned by the Algona Community School Disltrict. Linotype Motor Fouls Up U-D-M If today's Upper Des Moines has a somewhat different, and abbreviated appearance, it should. A motor on a Linotype machine went bad Tuesday; a new one of special style ordered from Chicago by phone failed to arrive Wednesday. AS a result, much of today's UDM was set on a machine at the Advance office, a courtesy we appreciate. will begin here Friday. Four home games are slated at the fairgrounds during 1961. Security State Vice President Resigns Post Cliff Lewellyn, vice president pf the Security State ' Bank here, has announced Jw will resign that post, effective Sept. 23, and accept a position as cashier ef a large bank at Mitchell, $. D. Mr. Lewellyn, who will move his family to Mitch- til as coon as living quarters can be found, joined the local bank April 1, I960 and he and hie family have become well- known locally. He will assume his new position at Mitchell Oct. 1. To date, no successor to Mr.. Lew»||yn ha* been by the Security ---- "I T~™l v«w» w»»w f f 4l\*\jM.\*l. | Bloomfield, $10, Paul Smith, Prairie Grove, Ark., $8, Dale Hasty, Ft. Dodge, $5, Kenneth Withey, Atlantic, $8, Richard Farrell, Emmetsburg, $8, Kermit Krueger, Lone Rock, $20, Jerry Anderson, Algona, $10, Robert Butler, Mason City, $12, Ervin Bendgick, New Prague, Minn., $12, James Duff, Des Moines, $5, Joseph Wenck, Gar- , her, $5. William H. Barger, Swea City ,and Dennis Wehrspan, Whittemore, $5 each, expired driver's license; David Nail and John A. Carman, Corwith, $10 each, drinking beer on the highway; Gerald Angus, Ban croft, $5, illegal mufflers; and Uoyd Petticord, Algona, $5, il legal towing. Court costs were paid in ad dition to fines. Highs, Lows All Mixed Up Here The-weather during the past week in Kossuth county was variable—to say the least 1 Temperature marks ranged from a low of 51 degrees (that's only 19 above freezing) to 89 degrees and just to make the picture complete, rain, measuring .89 of an inch, fell during the last five days of the period, according to the official weather station at KLGA. Here are the ups and downs for the week: Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 31 1 2 3 4 . 5 6 .H _89 -83 -89 _64 _64 _76 L 57 63 62 53 51 58 R .24 .2] Tr. .12 .32 Ex-Bancroft Man Seriously Hurt Bancroft — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Menke received word Thursday evening that thir only son, Clarence (Bud) Menke, had been seriously injured in a two-car accident and was itaken to Cherokee hospital. His parents left at once to be with him. He is married and has a family of five children and yves at Laurens. Richard and Laurence Menke drove to Cher- Saturday to visit with the The rain wasn't needed—as most farmers agree warm, dry weather would be of more ben- sfit to crops in the county. County Split In Conservation Assignments Assignment of state conser vation officers to this area was announced last week by the State Conservation Commission. The new assignments will split Kossuth county into two units, despite the objections made by local sportsmen's groups in this vicinity. Frank Tellier, who has been ihe Kossuth county officer, living at Burt, has been assigned to Lyon and Osceola counties. Miles Camery has been assigned to Emmet county and he north half of Kossuth county- Verl Homes has been assigned to remain in Palo Alto coun y and will have the south half >f Kossuth County. County Road "A" will be* the county dividing line. Area Drivers Continue To Wreck Vehicles As has been true for several weeks, Kossuth county continued to be a hot-spot, as far as traffic accidents' are concerned, this week. Fortunately, no fatalities were recorded and the total stands at three for the year. However, it is apparent if driving habits don't improve— and soon, the total might zoom upward suddenly. Four persons escaped injury when autos driven by Mrs. Al Lensing and Luverne Wiskus both of Bancroft, collided a mile south of Bancroft on high way 169 at 11:15 p.m. Wednes day. Both cars were headed north and the collision occur red as Wiskus attempted to make a left turn. Damage was extensive to both autos. Patrol man Dick Pedersen investigated. At 3:20 p.m. Sunday, an auto driven by John D. Nuss, 21, Cedar Rapids, sustained $40C damage when it rolled over on highway 9, three miles east oi Armstrong. Nuss began to pass an auto driven by Edward R. Picht, 17, Armstrong, when the latter began to make a turn.. Nuss was charged with improper passing. Edward Farrell and Pete Kenne, both of Whittemore, were drivers of autos which collided at Whittemore Thursday at 7 p.m. Charges of failing to enter a street safely were filed against Kenne. At 6:15 a.m. the same day, a cow which wandered on the roadway caused a mishap half-mile north and one-fourth mile east of St. Joe. An auto driven by Cecelia Berte, Bode, went into the ditch as she attempted to miss the animal. She was not injured, but the auto sustained $200 damage. MilcJ Case Polio Burt — Roger Graham is con- find to his room with 4 mifl4 ease of poflio. He is much improved' at his writing, and is suffering no. paralyzing effects of the dread disease. He has bad bis polio hots. Roger is the son of Mr. and Mrs, Bruce Graham, Charges Leaving Scene Of Accident O.M.V.J. Counts An Algona man, Lou Re* binson, 72, faces at least two charges, OMV1 and leaving the scene tit a personal Inury accident, as a result of two alleged .hit-and-run, mishaps and* a one-car crash that eventually landed him in the hospital Saturday afternoon. • Also injured about 2:30 p.m. in one of the three mishaps was Ralph Elbert, 64, well-known Algona auto mechanfe, who suffered a severe fracture of the left arm, a scalp wound -. .„ and facial cuts. Robinson suffered a deep cut on the cheek and severe bruises and both men were rush. ed to St. Ann hospital for treatment. Robinson's injuries resulted when his auto went out of control at the north entrance to the bridge on highway 169 south of Algona and slammed into the west side rail, smashing the right front .and front portions of the auto. The cap, a complete wreck; came to rest facing west and completely blocked the north end of the Bridge. Mr. Robinson was found with one foot in' the auto and the remainder of his body lying on the pavement south of the vehicle. Portions of the bridge approach were shattered and chrome and pieces of glass from the auto were strewn west of the bridge. A few minutes earlier, an auto struck Mr. Elbert, who was sitting on a curb at 221 South Hall street. The auto approached from the north, slanted between two parked cars nd hit Elbert, who was talk- ng with another Algonan, Ben 3akken, at the time. The car, after striking Mr. Slbert, left the scene and re- ortedly struck and broke off stop sign near the Dairy ""reme stand on South Phillips treet after making two at- empts at getting around the corner, according to witness. Moments later, Robinson's car struck the bridge. Mr. Elbert's arm was set during surgery at the hospital and he will remain in traction for about three weeks. City Policeman Rich Groen investigated the two mishaps in town and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Deputy Sheriff Don Wood and Patrolmen Charles Bird and Bill Tordoff invest^ ' gated the crash south of town, Rev. Krause New Bancroft Asst. The Rev. Patrick Waite left Sept. 4 to be an assistant at St. Mary's Catholic church in Danbury, la. He has been assistant to the Msgr. Joseph Schultes at St. John's Catholic church at Bancroft since Aug. 21, 1958. He served as chaplain for he 9th district American legion. • Rev. Maurice Krause of Fenon will replace the Rev. Waite, He was ordained May 37, 1961 at Sioux City and is assisting at St. Mary's church at Spirit Lake until Sept. 4, when he comes to St. John's parish. The Rev. Krause graduated from the Fenton high school, attended Corsier college at Onamia, Minn., for three years, St. John's college at Collegeville, Minn, for two years, and received a master's degree at Creighton University. Efts first mass was delivered May 29 at St Michael's church in WWtte- raore,

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