The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 10, 1962 · Page 3
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Historical Society Wi Meet May 6 May 6, Sunday,-has been set as the date for the annual meeting of the Kossuth County Historical Society, .Chester Schoby, president, has announced. The meeting will be held at 3 P.m. at the High School Annex, and will feature special honors at a silver coffee for the early settlers, who will be guests of honor. Coffee and Cookies will be served, following a program and the annual business meeting. ' Kirk Fox, editor emeritus of Successful Farming, will be the speaker. Invitations are being sent to former residents who now reside outside the county. Anyone wishing an invitation sent to an acquaintance may send the name and address to Harry Ward, Algona, who will issue the invitation. Members and friends are urged to attend. Henry Wegener, Ex-Kossuth Man, Dies At Tacoma Word has been received here of the death of Henry Wejener, 80, former Kossuth county man. He died Tuesday at Tacoma, Wash., where he had lived for many years. Funeral services and burial were held there Thursday. Mr. Wegener was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wegener of Algona, and was born and reared near Whittemore in the Fairville neighborhood. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Champ; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Warner, Fenton, Mrs. Ann Bierstedt,,Burt, and Mrs. W. J. Sigs- beei. Algona; three brothers, Fred, Algona, Robert, Whittemorey, and William of Clinton; and three grandchildren. Those things that come to the man who waits seldom turn but to be the things he's waiting for. L-Rock Paifi Wed 25 Years Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ramus, who observed their 25th wedding anniversary at Lone Rock Sunday, are shown in the above photo. Open house for Mr. and Mrs Ramus was held from 2 to 5 p.m. in the American Legion hall. (Nels Isaacson Photo — UDM Engraving) Church Union Plans Good Friday Service The Algona Ministerial Union will sponsor the r,nnual Good Friday Service; April 20, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. to be held this year at the First Methodist church. The theme of this service will be "From Gethsemane To Calvary". Clergymen participating will be the host pastor, Rev. Newton M. Coughenour, First Methodist church; The Rev. Edsel Isaacson, First Lutheran church; Rev. Myron Brower, First Presbyterian church; Rev. Evan Routh, Good Hope Methodist church; Rev. James Boyd, First Congregational church; Rev. Victor Vriesen, United Church of Christ, Ledyard, and one other guest minister to be announced later. Musical selections for the worship will be provided by members from-the senior choir of the First Methodist church, under the direction of Mrs. Wesley Bartiett. The organist will be Mrs. Rex Taylor. The public is invited to attend this special union service. The Ministerial Union expresses appreciation to the Algona Chamber of Commerce and business establishments which are co-operating in closing their, places of business during the hours of the services and allowing their employees this free time to attend the worship. Cemetery Ass'n Annual meeting of the Algona Cemetery Ass'n will be held Monday, April 16, at 4 p.m. in the city hall in Algona, Mrs, Piper, Ex-Bancroft > j Lady, Passes Mrs. Ralph Piper, the former Dorothy Kollasch of Bancroft, died Apr. 1 in Detroit, Mich. Cause of death was cancer. She had been ill about four years. Funeral services for Mrs. Pfpef were held Thursday in Detrditi Burial will'also be in Detroit, i- Mrs. Piper was born March lOj 1904 at Whittemore and attended St. John's school in Bancroft. She later went to nursing school at Detroit. She was married to Dr. Ralph Piper of Detroit who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Judy and Sharon, at home; brothers Albert Kollasch of Bancroft; Elmer of 'Swea City, Charles of St. Paul, and Frank of Pine Island, Minn. Sisters are Mrs. Albert Deitering and Mrs. Jess Marlow of Bancroft; Mrs. Wilhemae Bessolo of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Catherine Meehan of Gary, Ind., and Mrs. Edna McDonald of Detroit. Lot Of Digging Still In Jail Edwin Dunstorff, 20, of Bancroft was such an industrious jailbreak- er that Cerro Gordo County jail officials decided to let him keep digging. Dunstorff, serving 30 days on a bad check charge, had laboriously removed 'portions of his cell's asphalt ceiling tile and was scraping his way through the plaster ceiling material. They let him go about his business. After burrowing into the ceiling, Dunstorff would flush the paster down the cell's toilet and replace the tile. Officials stopped him last Thursday, deciding he had gone for enough when the hole reached man sized proportions. Dunstorff was charged with malicious injury to the Courthouse. There really wasn't any danger of him breaking out, officials said. Wesley Cemetery Ass'n Seeking New Caretaker Wesley — For the first lime in many years, the board of Wesley Cemetery Ass'n. is seeking a caretaker for Evergreen Cemetery. Carl Johnson, who served 30 years, resigned at the April 3 irieetin^ ot the board because of age and ill health. Other caretakers wtio have served short terms since 1925 when the association was organized were Fred Looft, Vee Mullin, Gordon and Milton Giddings, L. P. Olson, Ray Ruske, Rae Hutchison, Delbert Benton and Charley Price. The present officers are Jergen Skow, Pros., Lester Larson and George Scaberg, vice presidents, Myrtle Lease, treas., Veva Lease, secy., Halvor Flom and Gordon Giddings are also members of the board. Their annual meeting was held April 3. Algernon Jailed Reuben L. McArthur, Algona was fined $25 and costs on a plea of guilty, in Estherville J.P. court, last week, to a charge of driving while his license was under, suspension. He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail. A highway patrolman made the charge. School Board Okays Running Track, Seeding The board of education of the Algona Community School'District okayed a contract with the McGuire Const. Ca of Algona for construction of a running track at the new athletic field site in the southeast portion of town at a meeting here Monday night. While there are a few minor problems to be ironed out, according to Supt. 0. B. Laing, total cost of the project will be $18,777 — with the possibility the figure might be reduced depending upon a supply of cinders for the surface of the track. The board also negotiated a plan for seeding the athletic field area with Hugh Black, area farmer. The seeding of the entire area will be completed as soon as weather permits with alfalfa, oats, etc., which will later be harvested by Black. Eventually, the actual playing fields will be blue grass, according to Frank Brusie, who is supervising the job for the district. The board will issue a call for bids on bleachers for the football and track lay-out. It will be ad- Toesddy, April TO, 1962 Algona (la.) Upper De* Moln&-3 vertised next week and it is hoped the bids might be opened by the board and a contract let about the end of this month. All problems pertaining to the football field will have to be settled soon — because the high school does not have a game field at the present time. The field at the fairgrounds was torn up late last fall when the race track was cut from one-half to one-quarter mile in length. Wins Scholarship A Swea City girl, Martha Ouyor, is one of 170 granted frMhman Merit scholarships at the University of Iowa next fall. She will receive a minimum of $100 or a maximum of $290 which pays full tuition. man. The Algona unit is not part of the 34th division, which is slated for realignment under new proposals for army organization. The local unit has a payroll of about $31,000 a year. Publisher Improves The condition of Harold Clark, publisher of the Bancroft Register who was hospitalized last week at St. Ann here, was reported as good this morning. He is now out of oxygen and recuperating from a blood clot congestion of the chest. No Guard Change Yet The Algona National Guard unit has had no communication regarding possible revision of the NG and army reserve program in this area, according to Lt. Dave Merry- Extend Deadline Farmers now have until Monday, April l(\,, in which to file application to take part in the 1962 feed grain program. The deadline was originally April 14, a Saturday. April 30 is the last day to file application for payments for the inoi marketing year for wool payment. H. W. Miller's Mother Passes Hclmuth W. Miller, Algona attorney, received the news last Wednesday evening that his mother, Mrs. Henrietta Miller, age f(l, had passed away at Maplelon, Minn. Funeral services were held lasl Saturday with burial at Waldorf, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Miller relumed Sunday from Hie services. Surviving in addition to the Algona man are another son and daughter. Mr, Miller Sr. passed away 11 years ago. The trouble with the chronic borrower is that he always keeps everything by his word. REGISTER IN OUR GARAGE FOR 10 STUFFED TOYS To Be Given Away April 28th. LARGE SIZE ... AIL COLORS — ONE FREE WITH EACH NEW OR USED CAR PURCHASED UNTIL APRIL 28th. ^^^^^V if^^lp W SHI ^BBP^ l^^^^^W i^w HHHHMH ^^^M^^ ^^P ^^B ^^^^^ ^^^^r 1W ALCONA, IOWA TRANSPORTATION HEADQUARTERS Gas For Less And Premuims Too. 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