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pli'I.; -SaiLS'- 1 ~$f'': ifi •V ',.^|fij|if,-^--.' •. ,,: tj |jj|j|j^^| f.' J*.;" y.- ,, ._-" t . « » • •-''"-^jMk* • '.^W ~ "'' -»M ' jA^i 'g^^^ ^^|^~ ' ,'i^^ ^^'" . -V : <" ' -• -"" A Few Of 1955 New t'iFV.^'si.^'^j^^^^-y:*'^ 6-Algona (la.) Uppar Do> Molnes Thursday, Detember 29, 19SS j.j onsbrucn Out Like Lnmb' The Weather loosened its grip nrtd was quite nice to Us during the past week, but,'according to Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport. "We're due for some nasty stuff soon." Low for the period was a four below zero reading, compared to , a -21 a week ago and four days during the'week, the high .<went above the freezing mark. • Dctte i Hi L Dec. 21 ..-„.—...17 -4 Dec,. 22 31 13 Dec. 23 _.„.... 39 22 Dec. 24 -.-L^^LiM -;'•.; 20 Dec. ,25 22 8 Dec. 26 . .1.31 10 Dec. 27 —.._-u .35 25 Bridge Crash Is Mai At Bode Ari 18-year old,Iowa State College freshman, described as "a brilliant student", Jerome Strong of Rolfe, was : killed instantly Friday night, when the car he was driving skidded on a frosted highway and 'crashed into bridge near Bode., The auto plunged into a 15-foot ditch anc pinned the youth inside. A Livermore garageman removed the body from the wreckage with , cutting torch. ' Strong \vas 'alone in the vehicle when the. mishap occurred. He and three' Humbbldt youths Lyle Jensen, Dale Hanson anc James Clark*, had been riding together in the auto, which was owned by Strong's/brother,-when the car slid off* the highway without apparent''damage. Strong drove farther, then told his three companions io get out of the auto while he "road-tested" it. He had gone only, about a half-mile when he struck the bridge. • Strong's concern over possible damage to the car when it slid off the road, was responsible for the road test, ''according to Humboldt County Sheriff E. H. Bradley, ., He:was attempting to determine whether the car'' was operating properly, at the time of the wreck. The .dead youth is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Ward Strong 1 , Rolfe farmers, a' brother and sister. J : gona; James O. Brugmaii, Siou? Rapids, and Jane Lewis, Algona Dec. 27 — Donald E. Meyer a'nd Kathryn Hutchins, Algona. Two Collisions On Xmqs Weekend, Only two'motor mishaps' were reported over the Christmas weekend " outside of Algona in the county. Saturday at 11:30 a.m., a car driven by John W. Thorn of Omaha went to pass another machine driven -by Randall A. Alvey of Bancroft, 3% miles south of Bancroft. The passing car skidded on ice directly in front of the other passing, and a collision resulted with about $350 property damage. * Alice Thorn, passenger in one car, received bruised knees and ribs. ' Monday about 6 p.m., a car driven by Jozef Bednarz of Fort Dodge was struck from the rear on highway 169 at St. Joe by a machine driven by Ellis H. Shell- myer of West Bend, with about $250 property damage resulting. Barbara A. Bednarz, 13, received cuts on her forehead. Patrolman McBride checked both accidents. Notice of Regular Annual Election In. Drainage District Number Nine (9), Kossuth County, Iowa. Public notice is Hereby given that the third regular annual election of Trustees for Drainage District Number Nine (9) of Kossuth County, Iowa, has been called to be held and conducted at the school building in Section Thirty-five (35) of Whittemore Township within said District, on the 21st day of January, A. D.. 1956, between the hours of 1:00 fits in said Drainage District may vote for the election of one Trustee, who is a resident landowner within Election District No. 2 (the middle district), to serve for a term of three years, o succeed George Wichtendahl, whose term of office as a present Trustee, of said Election District Will expire on x January 28, 1956. William Runchey Chairman of Board of "Trustees. B/order of said Board. 51-52 Wilhelmi Baby Rites Held At Bancroft, 24th Bancroft—The infant daughter born to Mr and Mrs Roger Wilhelmi at St. Ann hospital Thursday evening passed: away Friday evening. The baby, born prema- ..turly, only weighed three pounds at birth. Burial was in St. .John's Cemetery, Saturday. Prayer services were in St. John's Church at 1:30 Saturday afternoon' with Father J. H. Schultes officiating. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Besides the parents she leaves her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Dan McGee and Mrs Eva Wil- Kelmi', and Leo Wilhelmi, Ft. Dodge who was here for the services. The father is in the Air Torce staioned in Texas, but arrived home lolidays. Thursday for the Council's Final Meeting Tonight Algona's city council will hold the final meeting of 1955 tonight (Thursday) in the council chambers at the city hall. The group met lust night (Wednesday) to discuss curb and gutter protests and bids equipment OH swimming and an open pool ditch sewer in the east portion of town. The newly-elected mayor, Dr. C. C. Shierk, and five new councilmen, plus Vic Parsons, present councilman, will hike over Jan. 1. Weekend Visit To Hannibal, Mo. Mr and Mrs Robert A. Carney and daughter, Mrs Mary Lytle. and Richard and David Fries spent the Christmas weekend at Hannibal, Mo., with Mr and Mrs Heinle Fisher. Mr Fisher was in St. Elizabeth hospital recuperating from a recent accident. He was being transferred Thursday or Friday to Rochester, Minn. Richard and David, sons of Mrs Fisher had come from their home at Walker, Minn., to spend the holidays with them and also with their grandparents and other relatives at Gilmore City and Humboldt. Mrs Lytle's daughter, Jeri, was cared for by Mr and Mrs Mellvin Christensen. Licenses To Wed To Four Couples Four licenses to wed have been issued in the past week in the office of Alma Pearsorj, clerk of the Kossuth district court. They went to the following couples: pea 21 -.. Harry Clifford Sko- gstrom Jr. and Madonna Jane McGuire, bbth of Algona. Pus, 24 — Leonard Plaehn, Reiabfck, and Beverly Kain, Al- Rosalee Dorr, Mason City, and r and Mrs Cletus Dorr and Ariss, Bancroft, were Christmas dinner guests at the Ben Don- home at St. Benedict. Alice Long, Des Moines, Joseph Long, Albert City, Collete and Lawrence Kockler, and Mr and Mrs Edmund Ford and family were guests at the Art Long home Christmas. Mr and Mrs Maynard Long, Mr and Mrs Vincent Walsh and Rhonda, and Lois Lampe. all of Cedar Rapids spent the holidays with Mr, and Mrs H. K. Larr-.pe and family. William McGuire slipped and fell on the ice hitting his head on the bumper of a ear parked in front of the Deiterir.g garage. He received a large cut across his forehead and a badly bruised head. Mrs Stanley Hatelstead slipped on the ice and fractured two ribs. She is able to be up and around. Mr and Mrs Charles McGuire attended the funeral services for William Barry held in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church Friday. Mrs McGuire is a cousin of Mrs Barry. Mr and Mrs Richard Menke entertained at their home Christmas Eve: Mr and Mrs Thomas Lensing and Joyce, Ames; Mr and Mrs Lawrence Bergman and family, Mr and Mrs Cletus Dorr and Arliss, and Kenny McGuire. Dr. and Mrs A. J. Murphy, Kay and Johnnie, Winthrop spent a few days with his mother, Mrs Rose Murphy and other relatives. Mrs Murphy's mother, Mrs Frank Vaske, who has been at the Arnold Schiltz home returned to Withrop with ihe Murphy's to spend the winter. Mr and Mrs Perry Torine and Lyle spent Monday at the Fred Hudson home in Ft. Dodge where they enjoyed a family Christmas party. Other guests were Mr and Mrs Francis Torine and family, Swea City, Mr and Mrs Howard Nagel and family, Fairmont, Mr and Mrs John Guy, Austin, Minn. Lyle Torine who is home on furlough from the Navy left Thursday for California. Mr and Mrs C. C. Inman entertained a group of relatives and friends at their home Christmas Eve. Present were Mr and Mrs Paul Inman and Marjory, Mr and Mrs Ross Inman, Michelle and Dianne, Mr and Mrs Phi! Inman and Mrs Thomas Murphy. Mrs Henry Arndorfer left this week for Rochester where she will go through the clinic. Mrs Arndorfer has been in poor health for several weeks. LOCALS Mr and Mrs George Harris are being visited by the letter's sister, Mrs Helen Sanford and two sons of Decorah. Mr and Mrs M. L. ___,_,„ spent Sunday and Monday at Aurelia, Iowa where they visited Mr Honsbruch's father, William County Auditor and Mrs Mar Moore are on a trip through th south, with visits in New Orleans Florida and Tennessee. They lef 'last 'week and are expected horn in a few days. t —o— Mr and Mrs Dean Parrolt anc two daughters left Monday foi a visit with Mrs Parrott's parents. The trip was to .have been made over Christmas but was delayed due to the illness of one oJ the children. ; Mr And Mrs Glair Thomas had as their Christmas dinner guests, Mrs Thomas' parents, Mr and Mrs William Sourso and her bro;her-in-law and sister, -Mr and Mrs A. A. Cannella and daughter all of Mason City. In the even- ng, Mr Thomas' parents, Mr and Wrs Walter Thomas of Mason, 2ily were there as were his bro- hers-in-law & sisters, Mr & Mrs Charles Smith of Lansing and Mr and Mrs Howard Kudej and wo children of Kanawha. A Christmas family gathering ivas held at the John Erpelding .ome at Whittemore Christmas. :ay. v Those present for the turkey dinner were Marguerite, Ger- ild and Francis Erpelding, Mr ind Mrs Harold Erpelding, Becky nd Janey of Algona; Mr and VTrs Ed Tigges, Marilyn and Sharon, Burt; Mr and Mrs Martin Frideres, Ronald, Duane, Allan and Barbara Of West Bend; Mr and Mrs Paul' Erpelding, Jo Ann, Jerome, Lois, Eldon and Peter J. of Bode. fe%<3lllife,SS M&&&& : ;V f -' • Algona high school's 1954-55 basketball learn, which was one of the loft quints in the state, halk^d up a 19-6 recordi Coach"?Bob King's crew, fell to the.state championship Ames,team in the inalefof the' sub-state tournament at Arties. King is shown here with 5 his club that won.,the North, entra],;,Conference championship^in a breeze with:a 12-2 mark.' ; ,' . .'• '• ;•..-;'' ..^ GOC Unit Back To Same Schedule John Woods, supervisor of the Ground Observer Corps until here, stated Tuesday that all personnel were to return to duty on January 3 on' the same schedule as they had been operating under. During the holiday period the tower here was closed while insulation . work was done to afford the GOC watchers greater protection against the winter weather. , ' Has Appendectomy Donald Chambers, 3 ion of Mr and Mrs /fc -year-old Robert F. . Chambers, underwent an appendicitis operation Tuesday afternoon at St. Ann hospital. He s also suffering from tonsilitis, jut his condition was reported satisfactory Wednesday. •LAKOTA By Mrs Jerry Heetland Mr and Mrs Richard Zielske were Christmas guests at the Raymond Wilcox home in Humboldt. Miss Juanita Lester concluded a three week vacation with her parents, Dec. 19 and left for Chicago where she will be for several nurses months training. of advanced Juanita has been training at Kahler's hospital. Rochester. Miss Elnora Christ, student nurse at Lutheran hospital, Des Moines, is spending a two week vacation with her parents, Mr and Mrs Fred Christ. Mr and Mrs L. A. Nitz accompanied by their son Paul and family of Ledyard visited their daughter and family, the Howard Jensen's at Brandon, Wis. and on Dec. 17. Don Wortman is spending a week with his family and his' parents, Mr and Mrs I. E. Wortman. Mrs Wortman and two sons are staying in Lakota while Don Ls in New Mexico working Com- Energy with the Atomic mission. Mr and Mrs Lynn Gordon and family of Carpenter were Christmas Holiday guests of Mr and Mrs John Furst. Mr and Mrs Lynn Gordon and family of Carpenter were guests of Mrs Gordon's parents, Mr and Mrs John Furst from Friday through Christmas. Mr and Mrs Robert Hamilton met the letter's mother, Mrs Tillie Swenson of Postville at Mason City Thursday and brought her to Lakota to spend the Holidays. Mrs Maude Hamilton joined the group for Christmas dinner. Students home for the Holidays included Frankie Lewis and Gerald Larry Bierstedt Winter of of Decorah: Iowa State, Ames, Billie Beemer, Morningside, Sioux City; Larry Gerzema. Macalester, St. Paul; Marlys and Mardys Johnson, Mason City. Mr and Mrs James Smith were hosts at Christmas dinner to their sons Vernon and DeVere and their families. Carlyle Gerzema was home for Christinas from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Mr and Mrs Edwin Reed and family of Fort Dodge were Christmas guests of Mrs Reed's parents, Mr and Mrs John Steenhard. Mr and Mrs A. W. Behreno> of Algona, Mrs Anna Qgren, Miss Hannah Heetland and the Ronald Heetland, Wayne Heel-, land, Elmer Paulsen. Glenn Mabus and Arlowe Blame families were (Jhristmas djaner guests to the Jerry Heettaod home. Miss Margaret Murphy, music instructor in the school visited friends in Florida, during the Christmas vacation. .There Were several, robberies around ihe county in 1955,- despite . extremely rapid pursuit and careful investigations'By Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Deputy Don Wood, One of these was at the Ledyard Elevator, where Managef Bernard ReiUy is> shown jhbove^Holding ' 'the remains of a safe which the marauders peeled : flWay. to get at the contents.. Comparatively little Was stolen; the .worst ^dar was done to the safe. • • '-'••' ' Wv'. ••.'''•''' Members .of LuVerne's outstanding boy's basketball team of 1955 are pictured'here. Coach Bryce Wickett's crew rolled up a very impressive, 24-2 season won-lost mark, and won the championship of the Boone Valley Conference, the Little Nine Basketball Tournament, and the class B sectional title at Algona. , ': - . • . ; . Left to'right, front row:' Coach B.' A. Wickett, Dale Larimer, Larry Henderson, Kenneth Stripling, Don Larson, Larry 'Anderson, Donald Baker, and Darrell Six, manager. Back/row: Glen Sittig, Bill Bonnstetter, LeRoy Weber, Dwayne Toby, El don Reddel manage and Merlin Schneider. Kossuth County acquired two new newspaper editors in 1955, Joe v Nordseth of the Whittemore, Champion shown above at the left, and Philip Jarcn of the Titonka Topic, shown at the right. Both of them came to their new positions about the same time, Jaren taking over the Topic following the death of Frank Clark, longtime, veteran newspaperman who owned the Titonka paper.for many years. i^, Algona Upper'Dec. Moines FARM SALE CALENDAR Farmers having sales can get their dates listed here by contacting the Upper Des Moines, where farm sale advertising reaches the largest circulation 01 any publication in Kossuth county. Jan. 4, Wednesday—Leon McCoy dairy dispersal sale, Holsteins and equipment; at farm 2'/i miles N. of Grant school. Quinn and Clark, auctioneers. Full details in UDM today. January 5, Thursday—Mrs P. J. Andre sale, 1 north and 2 west Whittemore. Machinery and miscellaneous. Sale details UDM today, Dale Yungeberg, auctioneer; Iowa Trust, Emmetsburg clerk. Jan. 9, Monday^Elmer Freidel sale, from jet. 168-18 two west p.nd 3V4 south. General farm sale, machinery,. 90 head fall pigs. Yungeberg; (& Quinn, auctioneers; Iowa Sfate Bank, Algona, clerk. Fuji) details later, Jan, 11, Wednjfday « Chester Farrington complete closing out sale, J mile W. api} V* N. of Grant store. Quinn and Clark, auctioneers, Swea City Bank, clerk. Details in UDM laj&r. | Jan, 12, ThWfiday—Don V01- emme sale, machinery and dairy herd. 3 east otgt. Benedict. Sale details later. Yungeberg & Qujnn, auctioneers, 'ft ' - '" Jan. 18. Smith, later. II. Thj^y^arl farm s«le, 1 . Sale . and 4 ails liter, il berg & Fraser, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk. January 20, Friday—John Farmer consplete closing out sale machinery, livestock, household goods, 7 '& miles northeast of Cylinder. Berkland, Brown and Finn, auctioneers; Cylinder State Bank, clerk. Sale details in this paper later. ' Jan, 24, Tuesday -~ Richard Gross, closing out farm sale 1V4 miles south of Lone Rock. Full line of machinery offered. Lloyd Berkland, auctioneers. Sale details in UDM at a later date. January 25, Wednesday—Geo. Johnson farm sale, machinery and livestock, 6 South of Algonfa, 8 east, Ite south and % east; or 2Mi north of Lu Verne county shed and l /i mile west. Quinn & Yungebe,rg. auctioneers; Farmers State Bank, LuVerne, clerk. Sale details later in this paper. January 30, Monday — H. W. Schultij, 5Ms west of junction of highways 18 and 169. Complete line o| farm machinery gnd some livestock. Pale Yungeberg, auctioneer, WWttemqre State Bank, clerk* £prnplete details in the ***"' later. ' . ..„, 1, Wednes4ay,~Bpls Mil' ler sale, 2 east and g.y« north of Lu Verne, pr 8 south,,2 #asi and l south of Sexton^ Mschjnery; 21 Hol8teiR>hji|trs to cslve Mar- 1 and ' No summary of 1955 news in pictures would be complete without this picture, at least we'll bet that's the way Ray Alderson and George Powers figure it. They are shown above, left to right,: with their friend in the middle, a 36 Ib. catfish landed August 25, 1955. 100 YEARS OLD! Mrs Roberts of Algona. reajchedj her 100th birthday, Nov- I, 1?55, She is now making her home with her daughter, Mrs Martha And' rews here. * Mrs 'Roberts was born Nov. \, l|55, in $t»r '"' " details later. YunKberg & puetioneers; Iowa- State Banjs, 41|pjia, clerk, ;* First Trust & Sale details jn S « c u rt t y to -Jw|fe|^^.> ^^^p^' . Daughter, " . 9" llWHm.paroudJy displaying . auger, ,;e first baby born m Rpssuih County arrived "»t Si. 4nn Hospital right after the new year, y Brisfg. for her parents. ' • ' ' Every fiwro sale ad which prig, inates wjth fbe ' A&9 n V tfpper Des Mpines carries Weather Insurance!, ff jyeather force; post- pcngmenl pf ypur Wjfc.ypur M 144 bWlf wW 4 &JWfto*i4 with, efaargf i^rlth tbj Heod Peli§ Drive Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst an4 Craig Smith have been named as jPMit Chaiynjeft tp hfft4 thfi 1858 March of pime$ poiip fund driyf,.