The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 3, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 3, 1957
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Oldest LuVerne Resident Dies At Age Of 89 3tat» Hiatorleal 3ool«*y Iowa Olty,' la. ** — »-—.- " funeral services for Mrs Amelia Wagner were held 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24, in the Zion Lutheran Church with Rev Louis Wittenburg officiating. Burial took place in the family lot in the LuVerne Cemetery Organist Mrs Robert Gronbach accompanied the singers, Mrs Herman Schuk. Sharon Wilhelm Mrs Robert Nielson and MIT Harold Meyer. Pallbearer?! wer«* Jerry Patterson, Harding Hansen, Alfred Lamb, LeRoy Wagner and Gaeland Haes. Mrs Amelia Wagner nee Bi«- alke was born April 1, 1867 in Germany. She came to this country at the age of 18 and made her home in South Bend, Ind. On March 20, 1892 she was united in marriage to Paul Wagner at LuVerne, Iowa. Immediately after their marriage they moved to their farm just west of LuVerne. In 1916 they sold their farm and moved into town. She was preceded in death by her son John and her husband Who passed away In 1942. Mrs Wagner was ill for several months, but managed to remain in her own home until recently when taken to the home of her daughter Mrs Milo Patterson. She was taken to a hospital in Fort Dodge, but passed away en- route at Humboldt. She was the oldest communicant member of the Zion Lutheran church and believed to be the oldest woman in LuVerne, having reached the age of 89 years, 7 months and 22 days. Surviving are two sons and two . daughters: Edward and Ernest Wagner and Mrs Milo Patterson, LuVerne and Mrs Charles Lamb, Vesper, Wise; 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Irvingfon Man Succumbs At Age Of 82 Last rites for Alexander McLean. 82, of Irvington were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian church there with Rev. M. H. Brower of Algona officiating. Burial was in the Irvington cemetery. McCullougb's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrange- me rvington area since 1918, died ajiddenly Saturday morning at his nijjme. He had been in apparent good health until the time of his death. Alexander McLean, son of Mr and Mrs Sam McLean, was born June 25, 1874 in County Down, Ireland. He came to the United States and settled at Grinnell with his family in 1884, and was married to Elizabeth Ann Bell a' Malcom, la. in 1899. The McLeans then moved to a farm ir Minnesota where thev remained until moving to a farm near Irvington in 1918. They moved into their present home in Irvington in 1935. Mr McLean was a former member of the Oddfellows Lodge, and a member and trustee of the Presbyterian church at Irvington for many years. During thr Spanish-American war, he was s member of a fife and drum corps at Grinnell and later had his own fife and drum outfit, specializing in martial music, which he loved He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Inez (Mrs Kenneth Roney) and Mae McLean Irvington, and Naomi (Mrs Charles Rose), Mason City; two grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Two sisters, Mrs Annie Coop. Grinnell, and Mrs Ber< Swanson, near Chicago, and a brother, John McLean, Minot; No. Dak., also survive. Pallbearers at the funeral were Richard Leigh, John Weber. Harry Sabin, Pete Halsrud, Carl Seip and Herman Becker. Scheppmann '57 Supervisor Chmn. Henry Scheppmann was reelected as chairman of the Kossuth Board of Supervisors for 1957, at the organization meeting, yesterday. Other routine organization work also took olace. The Algona Upper Des Moines was again named as one of the three official papers of the county. Supervisor Jens Sorensen was named as overseer of the County Home. Minor Injuries Near West Bend Two residents of Ottosen, Mary Ann Reding, 18, and George Reding, 70, received minor injuries in a car-truck crash IVfe miles south and five miles east of West Bend at 10:15 a.m. Monday. A truck driven bv William J. Bauer, 25, of Weslev. collided with an auto driven bv Miss Reding on a narrow grade west of a crest of a hill. The left front portions of both vehicles were damaged. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated, damage to the truck amounted to $300. to the car $400. Miss Reding suffered a head cut and Mr Reding a leg injury in the mishap. Both were taken to a Fort Dodge hospital for treatment. Igona Upper JBcs jWome* ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered at second clatt matter at the postofflee at Algofia, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1670. Cong. Coad In Kossuth Visit Congressman-elect Merwin Coad of Boone, who left for Washington, D. C. Sunday, was. in Algona Thursday conducting conferences with various groups and individuals, which for the most part dealt with subjects pertaining to possible future legislation. 5, He is shown in the above photo, on the left, talking to a group from the Wesley-Corwith area. Besides Coad, they are, left to right, Herman Studer, August Studer, J. P. Studer, Herman Bode, Herman Wise, Ben Studer and Frank Frimml. This group discussed rural mail deliveries with Coad. . The new congressman delivered his final sermon in the Central Christian church at Boone Sunday, and left immediately with his wife and four children for Washington and the opening session of Congress today, Thursday, Jan. 3. Coad visited each of the 15 counties in the sixth district and held conferences similar to those held here. He was accompanied by his administrative assistant, Ed Peters, Jr., a Denison lawyer. Goad's secretary in Washington will be Marguerite Sullivan of Fort Dodge. One of Goad's aims is to be named to the House Agricultural Committee, and he visited the nation's capital two weeks ago in hopes of talking the situation over with Speaker Sam Rayburn, but the latter was not available for a meeting. While here, Coad talked with farmer groups from Lone Rock, Union township and the Wesley- Corwith area, the League of Women Voters, Townsend Club and Mayor C. C. Shierk. Coad spoke briefly to the Kiwanis club and was honored at a luncheon at the Algona Hotel at noon by county Democratic chairman Joe Bradley and others. (Upper Des Moines Flashfoto-Engraving) River Oxygen Tests _ H • H ^H &>1^'*^1^^*?£H^^ V ^^ — '• *^^^^^P%*^L^^'- ^- : ^'l-'^ VIBi^^l^ ^tl^F • • ^m^^ ^m iv B ^k H ^10 ^d^^ fl ' H ^t0 MM! '* i^HB • • ^^jj^ Sewage Plant Effect Noted In New Tests According to tests taken of the East Fork of the Des Moines river by Countv Conservation Officer Frank Tellier, Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, there will be good fishing in the river this year when the season opens. There's one hitch in the optimistic report. The oxygen supply in the river must remain at a high level so fish do not die by the thousands as they did a year ago. The river was opened for winter fishing following last year's tests, as the supply of oxygen dropped way below the minimum count necessary for life of fish. Here's how the readings, taken at the same spots, stack up in parts of oxygen per million parts of water: Jan, 7, 56 Jan. 2, 57 Squeeze Field .19 9.3 Rainbow Bridee .42 9.9 Plum Creek Dam .42 12.9 A chemical analysis of the water samples was run at the Algona sewage treatment plant both years. Minimum requirement for fish life is 3. parts of oxygen per million parts of water. Further tests will be run later, but if the the oxygen supply is still plentiful, the river will not be opened for winter fishing this season. It was pointed out by Tellier that sewaee has a marked effect on fish life, also. Proof of the effectiveness of Aleona's sewage trr-stment plant is shown in the 1956 and 1957 figures taken at the Rainbow bridse and Squeeze Field. The plant lies between the two readin" areas. The nlant has done a fine job of cleaning up the river here since it opened about a vear and a half ago. Factors which probably account for the greater supply of oxygen are man" There is more water in the river this winter than last and less snow on the ice. which allows the sun to shine through on plant life, two very Important facts. Fishing in the river here last year was below normal in every species except bullheads, which can withstand the lack of oxygen better than some, but with the ./rod oxveen supply present Jr the water now, a banner year may be right around the corner First Baby Mr and Mrs Marcell Reding of Algona are parents of the first baby of 1957 to be born at St. Ann hospital. Their son arrived at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and weighed 7 Ibs. and 10 ounces. So far as is known, this young man is the first baby of 1957 born in Kossuth $120 For Hungary The Lakota community gave $120.41 to the Hungarian Relief Fund which is being sponsored by the Red, Cross. Thieves Smash Nursery Office Investigation Into the theft of $450 in cash at the Elmore Nursery has been underway since the robbery was discovered Saturday morning, Dec. 22. Thieves gained entrance to the building through a garage in the rear. After getting into the office, a large tire tool and two screw drivers we,re used to practically demolish .the filing cabinets. Papers, invoices, statements, a few checks and other paperr were strewn around the floor during the search for valuables by the break-in artists. According to William A. Coupanger, owner of the firm, damage to the office was estimated at $1.000 besides the loss in cash A 1951 automobile, owned by Marlowe "Bill" Rich, which was taken from in front of the Rich home while thev were at Heron Lake, may have been used during a get-away by the thieves. Mr and Mrs Fred Virnig, employees of the nursery firm, discovered the break-in and general disorder in the office when they reported for work Saturdav morning Officials were notified and local Policeman Bernard Imm. Sheriff Earl Fletcher and a member of the state crime bureau reported to investigate, Several good clues were re- portedlv found, and all efforts are being made to locate tho thieves. Golden Wedding, LuVerne, Jan, 6 — Mr and Mrs John Ruger will observe their golden wedding anniversary with open house hours 2 to 4 Sunday Jan. 6, in their home in LuVerne An invitation is extended to all relatives and friends to call. They are the parents of three sons and one daughter: Carl Ru- eer of Ventura, John Ruger of Fenton, Walter of LuVerne and Mrs Ernest Habeger. West ©end &nd eight grandchildren. A. J.Johnson, Wesley, Rites Held Friday Last rites for Anthony J. Johnson. 67, of Wesley, were held Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church at Wesley. Rev. L. N. Klein officiated and burial was in the St. Joseph's cemetery Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Mr Johnson died Christmas evening in the Veteran's Hospital at Iowa City following a brief illness. Born in Norway Nov. 12. 1889, Mr Johnson came to the United States when a youn? man. He was a veteran of World War I and was married May 11, 1920, to Helen Goetz. Survivors include his wife, two daughters and three sons. They are Lillian (Mrs Edward Thissen), Waterloo; Bernadine (Mrs Martin Hamilton). Wesley: William J. Johnson. Buffalo, N. Y.: and Edward L. Johnson and Weslev. Eight grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers at the funeral were Thomas Farbureer, Lester Lease, Clarence Dornbier, R. C. Bauer, J. T. Meurer and Lou Ricke. Mads Gunderson, Ottosen, Dies Funeral services for Mads T Gunderson. 83, Ottosen farmer, were held Wednesdav at St. Olaf Lutheran church in Bode. Mr Gunderson died last Sunday evening. His wife, five sons and five daughters survive. Cagers Resume Loop Schedules High school athletics will get back in full swing again tomorrow nhrbfc Friday, Jan. 4. following the holiday layoff. Algona high wheel's basketball team will travel to Humbeldt for « North Central Conference fray with the Wildcat!, while the local wrestlers wWl entertain it. James, Minn. In the gym here. St. Cecelia'i Blue Knighti travel to it. Joe for B meeting with a team the!«' cd» 4«wnad $841 Is on tv lier mMiing thli «e«*on. AteONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1957 3 SICtlONS - 18 PAGES VOl. 94 - MO, 1 2 Injured In Collision On New Year's Day Extensive damage to two vehicles and injuries to two occupants of one machine, resulted from an auto crash New Year's day two miles south of Sexton on the blacktop road about 11:45 a.m. It Was one of two accidents reported on New Year's day. Cars driven by Percy Brink, 60, LuVerne, and Arthur R. Rouenmeyer, 60, Si, Benedict, collided al an intersection. Brink was going south and Rosenmeyer west al the lime. tytafy Rosenmeyer received cheat injuries and Arthur Rosenmeyer an injury to his right arm. State Patrolman Dale McBride a«d/ •' Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst choked the accident. They estimated $400 damages to the Brink car.and thought the Rosenmeyer machine probably a totul loss. Brink was driving a 1950 Plymouth, and Rosenmeyer a 1941 Chevrolet. .At. 1 a.m. New Year's Day, a car'driven by Robert E. Boland slid into a ditch on the "Hungry Hollow" road in Cresco- twp. resulting in some vehicle damage but no injury. Two Masonic Installations Set Tonight Installation of officers for the Order of the Eastern Star is being planned for January 15 at the Masonic Temple here. New officers for the coming year, recently elected, are Dorothy Laird, Worthy Matron; Charles Hardgrove, Worthy Patron; Darlene Claude, Associate Matron; John Calude, Associate Patron; Lila Potter, Conductress; Evelyn Thompson, Associate Con- IjdBcire^v Clara Shilts,.^ecre.JI%py{ f J6yce rHaycten, treasurer; and Zelda- McGiiire, re-elected as Board Member. Installation of officers for Prudence Chapter No. 70 of the Masonic Lodge will be held this evening, Jan. '3, starting at 7:30 p.m.. in .a joint; 'meeting with Prudence Lodge No. 205. It will be an open meeting. New officers elected and appointed are: High Priest, George Schueler; King, Fred Diekmann; Scribe, Fred Geigel; treasurer, Glen Shore; secretary, Clint Lighter; Captin of Host, A. W. Behrends; Prin. Soj., Albin Spongberg; Royal Arch Capt., Glen J. Shore; M. 3rd V., Charles Paxson; M. 2nd V., Russell Sands; M. 1st V. Arthur Cruikshank; Sentinel Harry Spongberg; W. R. Clawson will be installing marshall and D. D. Monlux, installing officer. Officers of Prudence Lodge for the coining year are Charles Lawson, Worshipful Master; Warren Nelson, Senior Warden; Donald Asa, Junior Warden; Glenn Shore, treasurer: Clint Lighter, secretary. Appointive officers, who with elected officers are to be installed tonight also, are Stewart Albright, Fred Kent Jr., Richard McGinnis, Raymond Gilbert, J. B. Asa and Fred Geigel. Harig Golden Wedding Mr and Mrs August Harig of Algona, shown here', will observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary with open house Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Johnson House. All friends'find neighbors are invited to attend. Mr and Mrs Harig have requested that there be no gifts. (Glenn's Studio photo—UDM engraving) ^ , Bench Paroles In 2 District Court Cases Year's Windup Clears Docket; From Zero To 53 In Post Week The weather during the past week, with the exception of Tuesday and Wednesday, the first two days . of January,... was nice •enough in this are'ajto make many persons from thf county now vacationing in' warmer climes think about returning home. High reading for the period was a balmy 53, registered Friday. The temperature •• hit 50 again Sunday before dropping to a zero mark Tuesday. Date v Hi Dec. 27 —.41 Dec. 28 53 Former Algona Butcher Dies Marvin T. Lindsey, 61, formerly a butcher at the Fareway Store here, died Dec. 24 at a hospital in Hamburg, Iowa, after a heart attack eight weeks earlier. Funeral services were held Dec. 26 at Hamburg. His wife, a son of Storm Lake, and a daughter at Phoenix, Ariz, survive. Mr Lindsey was the Fareway butcher when the store first opened in Algona. He had been living on a small acreage near Hamburg Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Jan. 2 .36 -50 .39 .16 .28 It is doubtful if the rest of the winter will compare with what we've already experienced, but it's been fun while it lasted. Arnold Christ, 42, Dies At Atlantic A former Lakota man, Arnold Christ, 42, son of Mr and Mrs Al Christ of Lakota, died early Tuesday morning at a hospital in Atlantic, Iowa, after 'being admitted the day before. Mr Christ was superintendent of the Exira Community school where he was serving his second year. Prior to that he was on faculty at Wiota for 17 years, and became superintendent. He also served as coach of the girls' basketball, team at Wiota. Surviving are his wife and two sons, and a daughter. There were no additional details given as to the cause of death. Algona Boy With Convair Aircraft Mr and Mrs A, B. Oakland and John spent Christmas with their daughter and son-in-daw, Mr and Mrs Jerry Beamish, at Fort Worth, Texas. While there they enjoyed balmy weather of 82 degrees. Jerry graduated from Iowa State College, Ames, in Sept. as an aeronautical engineer. He is now employed by Convair Aircraft. The plant employs 30,000 people who work in three shifts. About 4,000 of these are engineers. The day after Christmas Jerry flew with other engineers to Pasadena, Calif., on a test run for the company. The Beamishes are well established in Texas and like the state very much. The Oakland? also called on the Forrest Clements. Forrest is a brother of Marvin Clements. Jerry is the son of Mr and Mrs Beamish. Vote Again, Feb. 2, Sentral Bonds For the 8th time, voters in the Sentral Community School district will be called upon to render a decision on a school bond issue. The vote is to be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Lone Rock school, from noon to 7 p.m. The previous seven votes have lost by varying margins. A 60% vote in favor is required from the total votes cast. The new proposition is also for $450,000 for the purpose of erecting a new high school and procuring and improving a site for an athletic field. A legal description of the site proposed will be found in an official notice elsewhere in today's paper. License To Wed To 4 Couples Four weddin<* licenses were issued bv County Clerk Alma Pearson during the week. They went to: Dec. 28 — Vernon N. Berte, Bode, and Elizabeth A. Becker, Wesley. Dec. 29 — Fred H Jennings and Ruth M. Graham, Titonka. Dec. 31 — Gary Dean Hoover, Algona. and Marilyn Peterson, Titonka: Edwin Jackson, and Marie Hunt, LuVerne. Council Closes Year Quietly • The final council meeting of the year was a quiet affair at the city hall Wednesday night. Dec. 26/ Among other items of business, the resignation of City Engineer Lewis Ferguson was officially accepted. Ferguson tendered his resignation to the city several weeks earlier. A renewel of license for the Algona Cab Co., operated by Chet Webb, was granted. An unusual angle was the fact no building permits required action by the council. Truck, Cor Hit; Girl's Hand Cut Karen Hainzinger, 16, of Fenton received a cut on her hand in a car-truck mishap a half mile south and a mile east of Lone Rock on the Burt-Lone Rock blacktop at 2:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 27. A truck, driven by Ernest J. Christiansen, 17, of lola, Wis., and a car driven by Eunice Hantelman, 16, of Fenton, wei'e involved in the crash. Both vehicles were headed east at the time. Christiansen began a turn into a farm lane and Miss Hantelman failed to see the signal. She tried to pass the truck and hit the rear corner of the truck box. According to Patrolman Dale McBride, who investigated, damage to the truck was slight, while the auto was a total loss. Boy, T6 Months, Dies, Bancroft Bancroft — Funeral services for John Henry Doocy, sixteen month-old son of Mr and Mrs Nick Doocy, were held frm St. John's Church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. H. Schultes officiated and burial was in St. John's Cemetery. The little boy died about 11 o'clock Sunday evening following an illness of pneumonia. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Yvonne, R. N. of Omaha, Linda, and five brothers, Richard stationed with the army in California but home on; fujrlough, Donald, Arden. David and Larry at home. He is also survived by two grandmothers, Mrs K. K. Lampe and Mrs Rose Doocy of Walla Walla, Wash. The Garry Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Early Resident Dies In Okla, William B. Dailey, a native of Algona, Iowa, died recently at Bristow, Oklahoma, where he had lived since 1921. He was a brother of Chan Dailey of Algona. Funeral services were held at Bristow, Dec. 20, at the First Pres* byterian church. Mr Dailev was born in Algona, June 5, 1894. For the past 35 years he had been engaged in electrical work and was p&rinijr in an electrical firm at Bj?i|tp,w> His wife, a daughter, sister and three brothers survive. Two bench paroles and a divorce decree wound up the 1P/58 business of Kossuth District Court, last Saturday. Judge G. W. Stillman following pleas of guilty in two criminal cases, granted paroles to Wayne Wiese, Algona, and Wayne James Barr of Fenton. County attorney informations were filed aeainst each man. Wiese was charged with false drawing and uttering of a check, his fourth offense, and Barr waj charged with obtaining property by false pretenses. > r ; Wiese was sentenced to not exceeding a year at the m^h's reformatory at Anamosa, then paroled. Barr was sentenced 5 to not exceeding seven years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison, then paroled. ' A divorce was granted Dennis Eugene Eller and Shirjey J. Etler by Judge Stillman. A property settlement was arranged for, 'The couple were married Nov. 23, 1953. Cruel and inhuman treatment was charge^. THe wife was given custody of a minor child, Jn another decision, rendejfed last Friday by Judge H.apry Narev, a motion for a new trial in the suit brought by Jy^ne Drager against Hugh Black ifas overruled by the court. T- One new case had been filed, a divorce action brought by l^jar- ilyn V. Garman against Kennjth S. Garman. The couple live in Union twp. They were marriedi June 28, 1954. Cruel andffln'- human treatment is charged; by the plaintiff. ., • t January "March Of Dimes" Month Mayor Cameron C. Shierls , of Algona proclaimed January "March of Dimes Month" called upon the people of suth County to "finish the fighting job by helping those, fop whom the vaccine comes • too late." Oliver S. Carlson, County 1957 March of CamoaiEn Director, asked alj people desiring to helo to phon^ 04? visit March of Dimes headquarters at 110 J /i N. Dodge any week' day between 9:30 a.m. and, §;QQ p.m. The telephone numbep li 508 after the first of January. Mrs Ann Clark, a volunteer, v|JJ be in charge of the office. ''We now have about 35 volunteers," Mr Carlson said. ****" need an absolute minimui)9i Attend Funeral We*ley HF and Mrs and Vincent , *he funeral of , Mrs kcurajne morning, • January 9 at art GaftaoUc Ch

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