The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 9, 1962 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 9, 1962
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;T* «sr ^ ' v - I 1 , "• , ~ t jff -.••.jt" :"•. '. , t " ; .j- 1\ «• awx4f>*^***f*^-' < *F / V ^ H*!r" * #. . i> - m iv, -„ 4s*. ;X 1 J * ; VHP r i 1 i ^ I: ; took fflanffirwn V*; Traffic-w / s a, a r 6 a motorists -didn'l bngin the n&v year t6o well; $f0'l|ss;tnari iUMjhaps Wcfi 17$ por&d and iavpsligate J by au'thsf- iHos*jas picfcej snow att:l ice «:l b ,, ., w?r$' r rib' serimn injuries re- rd , .,--. Firs, quickly consuti- aihugo birn on a fcrn tenant- Davo B A rah:rJ, t'ight mite est of AJgxn, J,«n. 3; 30 hogs, uncou-sta! s-afttl nlg v f and >fc.y an'-l straw wcro den'xoy '.ed .?. . A will, filed by Mir*, ' 'JKuhfinann, Algona, who died Doc xi29 a| Burt, disclosed that she left Sail o' 6 her worldly goods to the .''Presbyterian church . . . Algona basketball teani "got "past TitonKa,' £0-42; wrestlers fajl to Cedar Falls ' ,'at annual Sports ."Night ., here .... , Bernard Pettit ,'name'd 'new fire chie£ at Lone Rock after A. A. Krueger resigned . . ,'. Virgil ftohlf ' . " 'J81M ;< f'&ife&attk^'sj^^T^ resigned as manager Of the A.S.C. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^•^•••••••••••••IB Officfe here; Ringsted 'ndan^Curtis ' ,?he worst storm in aUeast 10 years.swejij through portions ofjthe county-Thursday, Aug. 3, resulting Haafir. narted to succeed Mm - In many thousands of dollars'worth of damage, espe'dally to area-farm*. Small tornadoes were reported m scattered sections and an area two miles east of,°A Igona and several slnlles -long' seemed to bear'the brunt of the damaging winds. - . .• - uuiw jicicj xviugsieu man, .uu Ha'afir, named to succeed him. . Hank' Geilenfeld, Algona bowler toppdd 700 , twice ' in week; sixth , and seve'rith 'times in career . . , "Garrigan dumped Sf. Edmorid of Fort? Dodge, '84-58,' and Algona got . past Clarion; Bd-60 . . . Oklahoma man arrested after irregularities , Discovered in local stage show '.proposal . . . AHS-and-GarMgan continue to win . . . Algona high School -wrestlers clinch North Cen- •li'al'Conference*championship with teins"" over? iHampton and Iowa Falls '.'. . Bancroft cafe destroyed and pool hall damaged by all- night.'fire-in sub-zero temperatures; mercury ^hit 18 below ... .Oscar Metcalf, president of -Univer- ,- sal Mfg. Co., Algona, elected pres •lot*-!*.*. ** AI__ ai^J.X . »•• •. r . Ipersons, IW .( f ->f i, .... y If, JLre fafm thefts re| ..,. ,„, poien JUaey, '6'?,, weMtnowfl 'A>~1 •igonail, Mied.,'.' Mlgtih^riikri;- EbUYf kij.tODi.mOri. charged 5 witfi tJ AUtj«f*l,i - I JB V " M "» MA^W <* « * Jn.igwim,4Jj.aiIr JLAIU Acoousori, charged 5 $tff j "leading I'/scene of adtorlnd gMVjt 4 ttiEti|f $ laging winds. "- , ,/" —° ~~-. .»«, mii 0 " o ;;,"f»; TUi 4 p>m ' when a tornado struck' at.the Helen McEnrpA farm, 'two, miles east 'and about ^a mile south of Algona. Some of the resulting damage is shown here. ;A portion of the garage (corrugated metal in the foreground) ..and scattered debris from trees and other farm buildings can be seen Other tmrHnita of the garage were located about a block south of the 'garage site near a corn crib and hanging ces about a fourth of a mile south of the placs. Large and small, tree limbs were j carried/romthi' strewn in nearby fields for hundreds of yards from the house. Mr,and Mrs 1 , , . *-»• — --- --- ——— — «« WIMUTTAA «» Kichard Rmgsdorf ,and family lived in on the farm. 4-Algond (»q.) Upper DCS Moines Tuesdoy, January 9, ,1962 , c..,..vw. i * t .wv. carididacy for 1 maviu a ipost fn-,Algoria!'Mayttf fchie'rk klso f to nu . . . Civil WJir 'Days 'sponsored by Algona ittsr.charitS''.'. •, Area dealers set*, to'show' 1862 Suto<!. . . Many local boys'ran home made racerf'&TS 'W%brffi f Tones street hill . | . Open house held at , Algona's first Medallion Ho:ne . . . • Wnittemore.f Algona school boards . slated -meeting to discuss possible , school 'get-together . . . Algona 'high, Garrigan, Swea City, Tltou- ika and WesrBend all began foot- 'ball season jvith'two wins;'Bull' 1 dogs downed Emmetsfyurg, 14-0, and Iowa Falls, 19-p, arid jGoldeil Bears defeated Waseca' Sacred Heart, 26-13,'and Sioux \Falls 0'- Gorman, 14-7, QCTOBER Jim Hershberger, Algona high schooL football coach, received orders to-report for army, duty'in Arizona by N/>v. 1; Hershberger's'' ;,- June 10 j whfii a tragic •r j. n**<_* AM *_. . ''^.*^A ! <u£&&Ju**T J? B ;L ^BS p « 1BI !ir 11e J r R%*fl e ^P r ^ s ^ I swyw8 llt » ) JUne w.|wheii a tragic W J&^S^ llret '^* the T § ** ^^'tKeWaE^/yMrJlvers, Larry c|rdef, 23, from stout. Cordes was knocked unconscious when his auto (sh^Wn here) rolled several times coming but of Uie turn north Of the Efrandstannnnr) huraf tnfA fiarnao immn/iiafnitr ..,u nr . »UA ,, n i.i/.i« .^_. _i_._i. i ...™ .»»vw»«*i^ ^Mi«.«^Aiav.iviuo VV1ICU lllo ClU IU VOUvVVll I1C the turn north of the grandstand and burst Into flames immediately another driven by Dick Bennett. The tragedy occurred during the feature event and the*program the following week I rfiSUlflr FflPPS rP.QItmtner Htm tuaaires Infnt* n«iM*lt M «../f««^^ iiLl-J J_— I _. ,._• when th£ vehicle \^as struck by v~ * i with regular races resuming and died the following-itioi "' Cordes', deflfii was tho ', degree burns over mi n taken by ambulan ' cancelled, St of.' his' 1 body attended'most drops two in row for 15^4 regula season record; Garrigan winds u 14-5 . . . New; educatiorial unit o Trinity Lutheran church 'here ded icated . . . ]Big Dollar Day promo tion held in ;Algoiia '. . . 10<oiintj NFO meethig set for Algona Mar ~~_ o . _ „, j •>.*Qwk«U| VAVi^vv*-* Ul C>?" •>*>.** ***wwfcii4^ oVrfb Al^l .TUgUllCl iT^Al Ident, of the Algdria Chamber of .?'••••-. . Warm. temperatures senc Commerce . , . Algona goes to top of conference with win over Eagl£ Grove asJowa Falls, loop 'leader all/ year, got bopped by Hampton. , - . •- . , ' FEBRUARY > iFire at Brown's dairy farni south' of AJgona causes $10,000 damage ,to, ;tepant. hpuse,''pump house and wiring; T .Algona wrestling team "set .record-for 'number of dual meets won in season with 27-11 win over Estherville; Coach Champ Martin's men post 8-2-1 record . . . Titonka near State Line loop title. . . Algona high basketball team ties all-time records for consecutive victories with twelfth straight; Garrigan streak halted at 11 straight by Carroll Kuemper . . . The Cadet- tes, group of AHS marching girls, girls much of county's 6-12 inches o snow down the river;, snow arrft ed Feb. 18 ... 5 area teams ad vanced to, second round of boy; sectional v tournaments. MARCH Algona slapped Garrigan, 70-41 and Titonka ' pasted Cylinder, 59 >41j} toifdfejrjpt , basketball tdurna ment action; Indians then got' past Bulldogs, 43-38, 'then Brift knock- get invitation to appear at state basketball tournament Two wins 'push Algona's win streak to 14 ... Big National Guard Muster Day observance planned here; Lt. Dave Merryman named local commander to replace Capt. Warren Nelson, who was promoted to job of executive officer for the state . . . Seven Algona wrestlers got to state meet; team finishes eighth AHS gets fifteenth straight, 'then , ed out Titonka, 64^51, and Emmetsburg, 74-70, to get shot at state tournament berth ... Lakota and Corwith-VVesley girls teams won way to finals of district meets ... 12-inch snow blasted entire area; tied things up pretty tight as winds closed roads right after they were opened by county and state plows . . . Funeral services held for Joe Greenberg, 75, well- known Algonan . . . Joan Mueller registered 275 single line bowling score here — highest' sanctioned score by a woman in history in Algona . . . 4-H Day held in Algona . . . Men who broke into Sentral school Nov. 30, I960 arrested at Fairbury, Nebr.; admit theft . . , Algona and other towns seeking larger percent of road use tax represented at Des Moines meetings . . . 1200 persons attend— f — *"«.t^ HtlA-lIU" ed 5-county NFO meeting here . . . Petition filed asking that all dogs be tied up or confined ygar- around in Algona; tabled * fcy council . . . Charles Murtagh, who spent 62 years as a banker M this area, retired; had been president of Security State Bank since--it opened in 1936 . . ..All lowlands in area flooded as warm weafeer melted snow deposited during late' winter blizzards. .'/•.- APRIL Holding action' 'held 'by'^NFO, ideas on its effect at markets "• — -™ *•" »vw uA.4.x<\,i> uv AllCllfVGliO varied; definitely less cattle, hogs and sheep marketed in this area . . . Another blizzard delayec field' worlrt r; 'AlgdnavHortle'Shtjw drew Jarge'. crowds; displays finest ever . . . Track,, baseball seasons underway around area; weather causes lots of postponements .. . D. D. Monlux, 84, Algona, lies.. . . Garrigari Booster Club Janquet feted school's athletic earns . . . Gary Peer and Rosemary Medin named King and !ucen of Algeria high Sports Dance ... Mariann Schade, 19, amed Algona National Guard lueen; to represent local unit at ational contest in May . . . Civil- an Defense drill scheduled for (Vlgona . . . Two local menj Phil Diamond and Dwaine Lighter, escaped with only bruises and scratches when the plane in which they were flying crashed and was demolished at the Algona airport. MAY First Civilian Defense air raid alert met with outstanding cooperation in Algona; hardly anyone outside'during ha,lf-hour drill . . . Algona's First Baptist church held Centennial observance Weid- Navoichiefc, 19, daughter of Mr and Mrs William Navoichkk, was crowned Miss Kossuth County following a contest with" other etluaty girls in the Algona high school gymnasium Saturday, June 17 |iiss Nave^fpk .to j^P|ted for the Miss i^wa title later aj Clear jkake. Sponsor of the co«nty contest was the Algona JayCees, who trough numerous projects during 196; made their name known far pad wide. Tlje club was rgorgaiikcd bore after a laps>o of syveraj years. enhoff Corp. observed fifth anniversary here; employees enjoyed piece of large cake during coffee break . . . Wild dogs attacked several sheep herds between Algona and St. Joe ... Algona team won girls state junior bowling championship . . . Senior pictures from entire area again featured in UDM . , . Seven itinerant bible and magazine salesmen got the heave-ho from Algona . . . Kdssuth County Baseball League, Algona I little leagues and high school teams in area prepared for summer season . . . Swea City was again host to the annual 4-H girls rally day ... St. John's of Bancroft won district baseball title and advanced to sub-state meet Popular Bride and Groom section again published by this newspaper . . . Herman Gruis,- 78, Buffalo Center, became first auto fatality in county during 1961 when he died in two-car crash near Titonka. JUNE Season of stock car races opened here; prove popular to area fans . , . Algpna merchants *et to feature June Shower of fi^r- gams, complete with drop of ping pong bails from airplane . . 230 boys were set to open play in three Algona little leagues, with total of 19 teams coached by local men ... Six girls nominated for I Miss Kossulh Coimty title Larry Cordes, 23, Stout, died 'pf burns suffered in spectacular stock car crash here . . . Charles Kayser, 2 J /i., son of Mr. and Mrs, Herbert Kayser, Ottosen, became county's second gujto, 6tfa]#y jij one-car mishap near St. Joe as the family was on its' way to 18, Algona, killed v> when tractor rolled over- on 'farm south' .bfi town . . . New Presbyterian church at Algona dediuated June 26 . .! i< West Bend at top of Kossuth. County Ba'seball League. . JULY Rainfall' (much-needed) arrivpd,' but so did lightning which resulted in three farm fires in the area; a barn ,a,n,d, corn cribi- were, destroyed northwest 'of Algeria . r .-.^Largest crowds in History of event attend-, •ed Ridiculous Days, iri A' 1 g o n-a Jitly m5; real good show put ! <Jn. by local merchants . .' . More rain as, weather, prognosticators hie heads (they predicted July woul'd ibe drv '•* «•-*- *—>— —• 'eij. via nd-fe — — - —-o — *»U* .i*»»WM**i«M wvruui^ i - ClU announced; four' sessions of races promised' plenty' of 'thrills '. . . Columbia, So. 1 America, girl name'd to 1 be exchange student at Algona' high school . v . Garrigan high school won district baseball title, 13-3, and advanced to sub-state action . . . Farm Safety Week observed. ' ' • • ' ' AUGUST ,•':. Area farmers 1 were warned by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorot to be .on the lookout for anyone loitering near grain storage facilities; several thefts had occurred in the area . . . The worst storm, in 10 years swept through portions ol the county, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth ol damage; several tornadoes were spotted and they caused all kinds of property damage . . . Kdssuth County Fair opened Aug. 15 for four days; very good program, grounds jammed until rain washed out final day; Hubert Brones, Swea City, had name drawn for new car ... Jack Sandeman, 34, Creston salesman, killed at west edge of Wesley when his auto missed curve; third auto fatality of year in Kossuth . . . Football prae* tice started, Algona high had only four lettermen, Garrigan started season with 10 Three area ^ iv\»>u*3,iu«2aui vc vraa uic sessions"— and'fans were 1961 Bulldogs had a 3-0 record when he received the news . . Robert Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., who escaped from the Kossuth county jail, nabbed in Wisconsin and returned here . . . Algona and Garrigan each run win strings to three straight. . . Gary Pentecost, 24, Algona, became county's fourth fatality of the year when he was killed in one-car crash a half-mile west of Algona on McGregor street road; five other young persons seriously hurt in crash . . . Mrs Harry Bode, 77, well-known Algona woman, died Mr. and Mrs. D. f. smith, well-known Al gonans, observed golden wedding with an open house . . . Garrigan dumped Waterloo Columbus for win number four and Algona got sidetracked by Webster City, 440; Swea City stayed on the unbeaten trail . . .'United Fund drive started here . ., Dr. C, P. Schapp, widely-known'Algona tjentist, died at age of 58 , . . Carrpll IJuemper victim of Garrigan; Eagle Grove dumped by Algona; Swea City takes 14th straight win ... Mr and Mrs. E. H. Cushman, Lakota, observed 50th anniversary Algona newspapers announce expansion campaign . . , AHS and Garrigan both-lose, Swea City 20-. 17 winner over Armstrong. > Gary P^tecbst, 24; Algona, was i "killed and five other area young persons were injured, four seriously, when the auto shown here driven by David Householder, 23, Algona, crashed a ietf-nUie veet'Of Algoria roadrI » te :W«4«>Wlfy night, qct. 4; The auto', headed are '' 4«rrow shoulder, of -the blacktop, Buren on its and the c .. r, o struck the west side of a drfveway leading into, the Albert farm, bounced, then flew an estimated, 100 feet'btfo ? st ' feet and came to test to the ditch.' ' ix« Y OU P8 Pentecos t was killed otitrjght when he wag left front fender of the auto/The Wple caught Ore NOVEMBER Susan Schultz coming Queen crowned here; s jvirather . v >. Ut 1 bids to M. Jphn's down unbeaten Clear Mayor C. C. Shierk re-elected mayor of Algona; several",jjjw registered in area as towa.,-,*l tions held ... Garrigan^dpw; , . by Cedar Falls, f iji 6-0, by Clarion and , posted 7-0 win to finish tack; practiced medicine Mercury dipped fa JJ TVnn 1C' —T*^ church Juuu 11 Gary Keru, as football season wound up Battle loomed on re-?onlng portion f\f A IrtMNvVk'ttj m v>Kf«__. _^»jT^^*» _. i Tlie DCS Moiues river went It jumpd out of its banks -and traveled portion of the hu At the farm of Mrs Carl Humn uiaclunery uuaity.

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