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1964 Home Makers Edition Presented With this issue, the Algona Upper Des Moines in conjunction and with cooperation of firms in the building trades and allied trades of this area, present the 1904 Home Builders edition. Through the pages readers will find many timely ideas and suggestions as to home building, modernizing and improvements. Cooperating firms are as follows: GENERAL CONTRACTING E. E. (Bud) Robinson Bowman Builders Ray F. Johnson Bennie Wibben LUMBER-BLDG. SUPPLIES United Building Center Ready Mix Concrete-Lumber Kelley Lumber Miller Lumber HOME APPPLIANCES Montgomery Ward Lindsay Soft Water Tom's T-V & Radio Coast to Coast Store* ' Modern Appliances No. Iowa Appliance Gamble Store * PLUMBING & HEATING Laing Plumbing-Heating Algona Plumbing-Heating R. J. Funk Plumbing-Heating P. R. Irons Plumbing-Heating HOME UTILITIES Algona Municipal Utilities 'No. Central Public Service Thermogas of Algona FINANCING Home Federal Savings & Loan Federal Land Bank Ass'n Iowa State Bank INSURANCE Kossuth Mutual Insurance Blossom Insurance Security Insurance Services ELECTRICAL WORK Pratt Electric Co. Utt Electric Service Algona Electric Co. REAL ESTATE Kos&uth Realtors PAINTING - DECORATING Sailer's Davis Paint Carson's for Color Mergen & Webster Reliable Decorators Thompson Distributing Co. Wallburg's Paints FLOOR SERVICES Algona Floor Service GRAVEL & EXCAVATING Reding Gravel & Excavating HOME FURNISHINGS ,..-. Foster Furniture S & L Store Chrischillcs Store LAWN CARE Frederick V & S Hardware Installing Hew Pastor At LuVerne Sunday Rev. R. T. Mueller will be in- Italled'as pastor of Zion Lutheran church, LuVerne, on Sunday, Apr. 12, in a special service beginning at 2:30 p. m. The service will be conducted and the rite of installation performed by Rev. W. C. Ostermeier of West Bend, who served the congregation during the vacancy. A reception for the pastor and his family will be held in the church basement following the service. The Mueller family is moving to LuVerne from Bouton, Iowa. Descendant of a long line of Lutheran pastors, Pastor Mueller was born in Kimmswick, Mo. He grew up at Stewartville, Minn, where his father served as pastor for many years. He received his theological training at Concordia ^Seminary, Springfield, 111. from , which he graduated in 1933. He accepted a call to Christ Lutheraji church, Bouton, Iowa. Trinity Lutheran church at Perry, Iowa, was organized soon after his arrival. Pastor Mueller has been serving the dual parish of Bouton - Perry. The pastor was married to the former Elsie Nitsche of St. Paul, Minn, in 1935. There are four children: Mrs. Ruth Karjala of Carlton, Minn.; Ted, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and David, a senior, and Joel, a freshman, at Perry high school. Pastor Mueller succeeds the Rev. Allen Rudow, who last fall accepted a call to begin a Lutheran congregation in Urbandale, At Phone Meeting Attending the 1964 convention of the Iowa Independent Telephone Ass'n meeting at Cedar Rapids, last week, were Art Dietrich, Senus Isebrand, Henry Kitzinger and Ted DeBoer, Titonka; Leroy Jacobson of Fenton, and Curtis D. Olson of Lone Rock. Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress ot March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1964 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 99 - NO. 15 Filing Deadlines Deadline for filing for county office in the forthcoming primary election is Tuesday, Apr. 7 — today. Filing for state senator or state representative must be made by Apr. 14. By Russ Waller « * » • Our congratulations to Ray Langfitt, who, after several attempts thwarted by sudden returns of winter, now has the Starlite Drive-in rolling ... at his first attempt at opening, a sudden storm and zero- weather resulted in frozen plumbing, but all is now well. » * •' Sue LaBarre of Algona is teaching kindergarten in a California school and most of her pupils are of Mexican or Japanese parentage . . . this is not much of. a problem, but when she has her parent- teacher conferences she has to have a set of interpreters on hand. * » • Mr. and Mrs. Virg Smith, like most other snowbirds, are now back from the southland. Virg, as usual, is bragging about his ability as a cribbage player, but scouts inform us that he can be beaten and often is — by his wife, Sylvia * * » MAIL BAG: A note from Lyle Mathes, longtime Algona resident, sojourning at time of writing in room 427, Methodist hospital, Des Moines: There w.a.s an Algona high basketball team invited to a state tournament at Ames in 1920. Team members were Dallas Foster, Cecil Willey, forwards; Phil Hardgrove, center; Wilfred Resegue and Lyle, guards. Lyle added' that Kossuth county should be very proud of the 1964 team and Des Moines people felt it was an excellent one, regardless of what the D-M Register sports department thought. From Ray Schenck, Ketchikan Pulp Co., Ketchikan, Alaska, a note postmarked the day after the earthquake, and not a line about it. But Ray did express enjoyment of our series of articles from last July while traveling through the new Lochsa river (Lewis & Clark) highway stretch in Idaho ... he was a ranger and fire jumper in that area in 1962, when the new road was being built through some of the wildest natural country left in the U. S. He enclosed a newspaper article, also. Perhaps the letter was mailed before the earthquake, although Ketchikan did not seem to figure in the earthquake news much. * * • For years wc'vo been publishing notices of meeting dates for one local organization. Last week we put a separate head on it, instead of putting it in the society news. Then came a note — "How come our notice of meeting, etc. wasn't in the paper?" Not a thank you, just a reprimand. * * * Sentral high's band figured out a way to get to Winnipeg last year. Algona's band has made several trips to a big Wyoming rodeo. Lu- Verne seniors managed to work out a trip to Chicago. And now the West Bend senior class is working on a project to get to Denver on a senior trip. They've held a Work Day with all 34 class members participating,' have sponsored a Hootenanny program, are now engaged in a candy selling campaign, and if they don't make that trip the latter part of April, we miss our guess. * » » If our readers get through this issue without being conscious of spring, the season for home planning, building, renovating, modernizing, wiring, painting, decorating and general spring cleanup, they just ain't reading the paper very close. * * • We might add that this is also the time of the year to make sure all of your wheeled vehicles are in good shape . . . whether it be the farm machinery, or the family car which has had a winter of hard knocks. * * * Famous Last Line — Grinding An Axe Doesn't Give You The Edge. Mrs. Reding, St. Joe, Dies At Humboldt Funeral services for Mrs. Will Reding, 66, well-known St. Joe woman, were held Monday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church there, with Rev. Leo C. Schumacher officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Reding died at Humboldt Thursday afternoon. Born at New York City, Gertrude L. Germann was a daughter of Jacob and Kathryn Harrig Germann. She came with her parents to the St. Benedict area at the age of two and was married to Will Reding at St. .Joe, Apr. 29, 1919. She was a member of the CDA. Besides her husband, survivors include two daughters, Pearl (Mrs. Vernon Kramer), Livermore, and Stella Mae (Mrs. Frank Stattel- man), Humboldt; a son, Marcell Reding, Algona; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Elsie and Alvina, Minneapolis, and Gustie Kurth, Blue Earth, Minn.; and four brothers, Fred and Geo., Elmore, Albert, Wells, Minn., and Carl, Blue Earth, Minn. A son preceded her in death. Algona, Dies; Rites Today Leonard J. Malueg, 78, Algona, retired railway mail clerk, died'a'l the Emmetsburg hospital Sunday. He had been in poor health since his retirement. Funeral services for Mr. Malueg were held at 2 p. m. today at McCullough Funeral Chapel • here, with Rev. Newton M. CotiPhonnur of the Methodist church officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers were Bryon Richardson, Max Miller, Bryan Asa, William Dau, Sr., Anton Didriksen and F. A. Bunting. Leonard John Malueg, son of Albert and Ida Burht Malueg, was born Feb. 2, 1884 at Fullerton, Nebr. He was married to Ada Peters here Aug. 15,1907 and had been a resident of Algona for the past 43 years. Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Irwin, Algona; two daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Kemper Huber), Homewood, 111., and Lucille (Mrs. Olin Parrett), Seattle Wash.; eight grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. JayCees Install New Officers Here Algona JayCees will hold their annual banquet and installation of officers at the Algona Hotel Wednesday, Apr. 8, at 6:30 p. m. The wives of members will be guests. Retiring president, James Chalstrom, will install the new officers. A special program has been planned, whch will include several musical numbers by the Ri-Ke-Jo's, a high school trio consisting- of Richard Feaster, Kent Immerfall and John Clark. Richard Ringsdorf, one of 15 state vice presidents, has announced plans for a district convention Apr. 11 at Humboldt. A group from Webster City will be at the district meeting, with the purpose of issuing a challenge to other JayCee clubs to participate in a tandem-bicycle race to the national convention at Dallas. The district will select three SPOKE men, who qualify as the top first-year members, according to their effort and participation in club projects and activities. "Oklahoma" Here "Oklahoma", one of the best- known stage musicals of all time, will be presented in the Garrigan high school auditorium here Sunday and Monday, Apr. 12-13 Drama director of the school pro duction is Sr. Mary Ignatius, mu sical director is Sr. Virginia Marie and choreographer is Mrs. Helen French. An all-student cast will be featured. Victim As This is the totally-wrecked auto in which Olive Rosmann, 61. Algona, received injuries that resulted in her death in a car-train crash here Wednesday night, Apr. 1. Miss Rosmann succumbed to her injuries less than two hours after the mishap occurred at St. Ann hospital here. Driver of the auto, Frank Rosmann, 65, is the victim's brother. The mishap occurred near the Milwaukee Road depot here as the Rosmanns were going to their home following a meeting at Garrigan high school. The eastbound freight was traveling about 40 miles an hour. The Rosmanns were both thrown from the auto, landing some dis- Umce from the wreckage, which wound up east of the crossing. The train stopped as soon as possible after the crash-. Miss Rosmann became Kossulh county's third auto fatality of the year — following the first two registered in 1964 by only six days. Mr. Rosmann was taken to St. Ann for treatment of his injuries. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Photo—UDM Engraving) John McDonald Funeral Held Funeral services for John Joseph McDonald were held at 10 a. m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic church at Ledyard. Rev. Robirt Thiele officiated. Mr, McDonald died Mar. 30 at Holy Family hospital in Estherville of complications resulting from a fall Mar. 21. He was born July 20, 1893 in Cambray, 111. On Oct. 1, 1915 he married Ella Murray at Bancroft. The couple farmed in the Ledyard area until 1934. Mrs. McDonald is the Ledyard postmistress and the postoffice was closed Monday from 10 a. m. until 1 p.m. The Garry Funeral Home in Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. Special Movie On Cancer To Show Locally "The Million Club," a film with a story of hope about cancer, will be shown at the Algona Theater, Apr. 9-11. Prepared as a part of the American Cancer Society's public education program in an effort to save unnecessary loss of lives to cancer, the film emphasizes that there are more than one million Americans now alive cured of cancer. It also emphasizes that it could be more than two million alive, cured of cancer, if the cancer had been detected and treated in time. The film is designed to emphasize the importance of cancer's seven danger signals and the importance of prompt action when a signal appears. The film, in techni- color, runs 10 minutes and features a noted Hollywood movie and television cast. Burns Fatal, West Bend Woman, 83, Rites April 6 Funeral services for Mrs. Mai garet Besch, 83, were held Monday, Apr. G, at Sts. Peter & Paul's church, West Bend, at 10 a. m. with Rev. Louis Greving officiating. GOP Presidential Meet Withholds Civil Rights O.K. At the Kossuth Republican county presidential convention, 15 resolutions were passed last Friday. One was a resolution that the Kossuth-Humboldt District will support Evan Hultman as the Republican candidate for Goveronor, and another supporting Angus Cotton. A resolution pertaining to Civil Rights was passed, that the Republicans support a bill other than the one now before the Congress. The list of delegates to the state convention, which will take place at the Veterans' Auditorium in Des Moines on Apr. 22, was not made available. Although no straw vote was taken ! at the convention, Oliver S. Carl-' son, Republican County Chairman, | stated that the feeling among the county party members is that Barry Goldwater will be a strong candidate, but that Richard Nixon will be nominated as the Republican candidate for the presidency. Breaks Ankle Bancroft — Debbie Elsbecker, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Elsbecker, suffered a fractured ankle Wednesday while in a store at Mankato with her mother. She- lost her balance while riding an escalator, fell and suffered the injury. She was treated by Dr. Egan at Bancroft. She is a first grader at St. John's grade school. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bosch died Saturday, Apr. 4, at St. Ann hospital, where she was taken after an accident in which her clothing caught fire the preceding Tuesday. She was born Aug. 2, 1880 in Illinois, a daughter of Isadore and Anna Becker. She was married to John Besch at St. Joe, July 6, 1904, and had lived in the St. Joe - West Bend area since that time. Surviving are four daughters: Sister Mary Theresa, Clara, la., Rose Besch of West Bend, Emma Be.sch of St. Paul, and Mrs. Alvin Faber of Dassel, Minn. Her husband pro- ceded her in death in 1962, as did two sons. Brothers and sisters are John Kramer, Waseca, Minn.; Sebastian Kramer, Algona; Mrs. Anna Naumann, Bancroft, Mrs. Elizabeth Lenertz, Algona, and Mrs. Rose Cunningham, Emmetsburg. Casket bearers were Andrew Kramer, Ralph Kramer, Raymond Kramer, Frank Besch, Paul Besch and Robert Cunningham. Schellhammer Funeral Home of West Bend was in charge of arrangements. In Tidal Wave HuiHToll — Larry Bergman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bergman, who is stationed on an island in the Pacific as a member of the U.S. Navy, wrote to his parents telling them the island had been hit by a tidal wave following the earthquake in Alaska. Damage was not very severe on the island. Take Merit Tests Six Lakota students took Merit Scholarship tests recently. They are Earl Cushman, Stanley Tjaden, Gary Geilenfeldt, Wayne Cordes and Linda Clayton, Principal Clayton Helvick announced. Heart Victim In Grant Twp. Chauncey O. Waterbury, 63, succumbed to a heart attack Wednesday, Apr. 1, while outside working. Mr. Waterbury lived in Grant township on the farm owned by Jim Rock, Swea City. He was born at Harlan, Iowa, Oct. 30, 1900 and was educated in the Harlan school. He was marriea to Mary Margaret Moore on Sept. 8, 1926 at Swea City. He farmed most of his life in Eagle and Grant townships. Survivors include his wife, three sons, Merlin, Fairmont, Richard, Cherokee, and Gary in the U. S. Navy, out of port in Connecticut; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Evans (Karen) and Mrs. Larry Anderson (Marilyn), both of Des Moines. Two sisters, Mrs. Leonard Mino, Swea City, and Mrs. Robert Wood, Fairmont; and five brothers, Ralph, Palmdale, Calif., Edward, Faribault, Minn., George, Austin, Minn., Dale, Welcome and Elliot, Fairmont. Funeral services were Saturday at 2 p. m. at the First Baptist church at Swea City, with Rev. Cain officiating. Pallbearers were Vernon Hutchinson, Ed Peterson, Vern Anderson, Dillard Bishop, Virgil Cummins and Franklin Koons. April Showers On Schedule A total of 1.43 inches of rain was registered at the official weather station Friday and another .34 of an inch Monday. Apr. 1 54 26 Apr. 2 53 36 Apr. 3 42 30 1.43 Apr. 4 41 27 Apr. 5 40 31 Apr. 6 52 33 .34 Apr. 7 — 32 Train Olive Rosmann, 61, Killed; Brother Hurt An Algona woman, Olive Rosmann, 61, became the county's third auto fatality of 19G4 when she suffered fatal injuries in a car- train crash here at 9:45 p. m. Wednesday, Apr. 1. She succumbed to multiple fractures and a concussion at St. Ann hospital here at 11:30 p. m. the same night. She was a passenger in an auto [riven by her brother, Frank Ros- nann, G5, when the vehicle col- idecl with a Milwaukee Road reight train at the intersection of he railroad's tracks and North Wain street. Mr. Rosmann suffered >ack injuries and cuts on the head and leg and was taken to St. Ann for treatment. The Rosmanns were returning to their home on South Minnesota street here from a meeting of Booster Club members at Garrigan high school when the tragedy occurred. The auto' was headed south and the freight train was headed east when the car collided with the engine of the 30-ear train. The car was demolished, with most damage resulting to the right front and right rear areas. The vehicle was spun around by the impact and wound up headed northwest. Both Rosmanns were thrown from the vehicle, Miss Rosmann landing some distance away south of the car, while Mr. Rosmann landed a few feet southeast of the auto. Witnesses to the mishap stated the signals marking the crossing were blinking at the time of the collision. Engineer of the train was Robert Wilkinson, Mason City, who also happened to be at the controls of the freight train which collided with an auto at Whittemorc, resulting in the death of Louis Dogotch in December. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who with Highway Patrolmen Charles Bird and Tom Cogdall and city policemen investigated the mishap, stated following the crash that "safety belts may have saved the Ros- manns." Miss Rosmann's death was the third in the county in a highway accident in six days, the first in the city this year and second here within a year after the city had registered none for about a dozen years. Funeral services for Miss Rosmann were held at 9 a. m. Saturday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Her body was then taken to Harlan and a solemn requiem high mass held in St. Peter's church, Defiance, at 10 a. m. Monday, with Fr. Deer, celebrant and six nephews serving as pallbearers. Burial 'followed at St. Boniface cemetery, Westphalia, and Hamilton Funeral Home here was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers for the rites here were Matt Hermann, John Hennes, Al Eischeid, Dr. Winkel, William Ludwig and Tom Bormann. Miss Rosmann was born Jan. 23, 1903 at llarlan, daughter of George and Anna Ertmer Rosmann. She had resided IILTC for about 15 years and was a member of CDA. She is survived by three brothers, Frank, Algona, Carl, Harlan, and Henry, Defiance; and two sisters, Josephine (Mrs. Tony Mertens), Dtmlap, and Sister Mary Chrispina, Milwaukee, Wise. A brother, Rev. Louis Rosmann, died here in H)(i2. ISU Honor Dave Hanselman, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hanselman, Algona, is one of 212 outstanding high school seniors invited to enter Iowa State University, Ames, as Associates in Honors when they enroll there next September. He has already been accepted as a freshman for the 1964-65 school year. Those invited have demonstrated high scholarship in high school grades and college testing programs.

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