The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1955 · Page 22
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 29, 1955
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\ . A Few Of 1955 Mews Highlights In Kossuth County -Alfeno (la.) U0ber Des Moines Thursdav. 5etAmh*r 90 loss • . 1955 Moy Go 'Out Like Lamb' The weather loosened its grip nnd was CjUite 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 1 zero reading, compared to a -21 a Week ago and four days during the week, the high went above the free/ing mark. Date Hi L Dec. 21 __ 17 .4 Dec. 22 si Dec. 23 .... 39 Dec. 24 ... . 41 Dec. 25 92 Dec. 26 "37 Dec. 27 "33 fiona; Jnnios G. Brugman, Sioux Rapids, and Jane Lewis, Algona Dec. 27 — Donald E. Meyei and Kathryn Hutchins,- Algona. 13 22 20 8 10 25 Bridge Crosh Is Fatal At Bode An 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 aut< pjunged into a 15-foot ditch and pinned the youth inside. A Livermore garageman removed the body from the wreckage with a cutting torch. Strong was alone in the vehicle when the mishap occurred. He and three Humboldt youths. Lyle Jensen, Dale Hanson and 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 to 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 w a s operating properly at the time of the wreck. • The dead youth is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Ward Strong, Rolfe farmers, u brother and sister. Two Collisions On Xmas Weekend Only two motor mishaps were reported over the Christmas weekend outside of Algona in the county. Saturday at 11:30 a.m., a cat- driven by John W. Thorn of Omaha 'went to pass another machine driven by Randall A. Alvey of Bancroft, 3M> miles south (if 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 ri bs. Monday about G p.m., a car driven by Jozef Bednarx of Fort Dodge was struck from the rear on highway 169 at'St. Joe by a machine driven by Ellis H. Shell- m-yer of West Bend, with about $250 property damage resulting. Barbara A. Bednaiv., 13, received cuts on her forehead. Patrolman MeBride checked both accidents. Notice of Regular Annual Election In Dravnagtf 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., 195G. 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, to succeed George Wichtendahl. whose term of office as a present Trustee of said Election District will expire on January 28, 1956. William Runchey Chairman of Board of Trustees. By 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 J.-30 Saturday afternoon with Father J. II. 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 Wilhelmi, and Ldo Wilhelmi, Ft. Dodge who was here for the services. The father is in the Air Force slaioned in Texas, but arrived home Thursday for the Holidays. Hnnsbruch. • —— County Auditor and Mrs Marc Moore are on a trip through the south, with visits in New Orleans, Florida and Tennessee. They left last week and are expected home in a few days. Mr and Mrs Dean Parroit and two daughters left, Monday for a visit with Mrs Parrott's parents. The trip was to have been made over Christmas but was delayed clue to the illness of one of the children. Mr and Mrs Clair Thomas had as their Christmas dinner guests, Mrs Thomas' parents. Mr and Mrs William Sourso,and her brother-in-law and sister, Mr and Mrs A. A. Cannella and daughter all of Mason City. In the evening, Mr Thomas' parents, Mr and Mrs Walter Thomas of Mason City were there as were his brothers-in-law & sisters, Mr & Mrs Charles Smith of Lansing and Mr and Mrs Howard Kudej and two children of Kanawha. —o— A Christmas family gathering was held at the John Erpelding home at Whittemore Christinas day. Those present for the tur- <ey dinner were Marguerite, Gerald and Francis Erpelding, Mr and Mrs Harold Erpelding, Becky and Janey of Algona: Mr and Mrs Ed Tigges, Marilyn and Sharon, Burl: Mr and Mrs Martin Fricleres, Ronald, Duane, Allan and Barbara of West Bend: Mr and Mrs Paul Erpelding, Jo Ann, Jerome, Lois, Eldon and Peter J. of Bode. Algona high schools 1954-S5 basketball team, which was one of the lop quints in the slate, nalkecl up a 19-6 record. Coach Bob King's crew fell to the state championship Ames team in the finale of the sub-state tournament at Ames. King is shown here with his club that won the North Central Conference championship in a breeze with a 12-2 mark. Councils Final Meeting Tonight Algona's city council will hold* the final meeting of 1955 tonight (Thursday) in the council chambers at the city hall. Tho group met last night (Wednesday) to discuss curb and sutler protests and bids OH swimming pool equipment and an open 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 take over Jan. 1. Weekend Visit To Hannibal, Mo. _, Mr and Mrs Hubert A. Carney and daughter, Miv Mary Lytle. and Richard and David Tne.s spent the Christmas wceko.'^.l at Hannibal. Mo., with Mr and Mrs Heinie Fisher. Mr Fisher was in St. Elizabeth hospital recuperut • ing from, a recent accident. He .Was being transferred Thursday pr Friday to Ro'/hc-.-.ti.-;. Minn i'v Richard and David, son- of M;s jfisher had come IIU.MI then home . flt Walker, Minn, to sp t -nd the Holidays with tiu-n and also Witjh their grt.ndpait-nts and •-ptH*f relatives ot Gilmore City 3Mi«l fiumboldt. Mr- Lytk-'i dau"- ghter, Jeri, was i. ari-d foi by Mr and Mrs Mellvin ChrLstensen. Uctntes To Wed To Four Couples four licenses to wt-d have been issued JO the past week in the of' of AS" 13 Peiu.son, clerk of Kossuth district court. They to (tte following couples: || *» Harry Clifford Sko- • $f. and Madonna Jane e, both of Algona. " ( «nr Leonard Plaehn, and Beverly Kain, Al- Rosalee Dorr, Mason City, and Vfr and Mrs Cletus Dorr and Arliss, 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 II. K. Lampe and family. William McGuire slipped and fell on the ice hitting his head on the bumper of a car, parked in front of the Deitering 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 Ailiss, and Kenny McGuire. Dr. and Mrs A. J. Murphy, Kay nnd 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 Schilt/ home returned to Withrop with the Murphy's to spend the winter. - , Mr and Mrs Perry T"orine and LyU- .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, Sweii City. Mr and Mrs Howard Nagel and family, Fairmont, Mr and Mrs John Guy, Austin, Minn. L.vle 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 Diannt;, Mr and Mrs Phi! Inman arid Mrs Thomas Murphy. Mrs 'Henry Arndorfer left this week for Rochester where she- will go through the clinic. Mrs Arndorfer has been in pool- health for several weeks. LOCALS Mr and Mrs George Harris are being visited by the latter's sister, Mrs Helen Sanford and two sorus of Decorah. —o— Mr «nd Mrs M. L. Honsbruch spent Sunday and Monday at Aurelia. Iowa where they visited Mr Honsbiuch's father,"William 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 ort 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 clone to afford the GOC watchers greater protection against the winter weather. Has Appendectomy Donald Chambers, S'/a-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Robert F. Chambers, underwent an appendicitis operation Tuesday afternoon at St. Ann hospital. He is also suffering from tonsilitis, but his condition was reported satisfactory Wednesday. "^ ^^ « v • • • ^^^^»^ LAKOTA By Mrs Jerry Heetland There were several robberies around the county in 1SS5, despite extremely rapid pursuit and careful investigations by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and'Deputy Don Wood. One of these was'at the Ledyard Elevator, where Manager Bernard ReilJy is shown above holding the* remains of a safe which the marauders peeled away to get at the contents. Comparatively little was stolen; the worst damage was done to the safe. w , M f" lbers of LuVerne s outstanding boy's basketball team of 1955 are pictured here. Coach Bryce Wicketts r.rew rolled up a very impressive, 24-2 season won-lost mark, and won the championship 9* the Bppne Valley Conference, the Little Nine Basketball Tournament, and the class B sectional title at Algona. Left to right, front row: Coach B. A. WickeH, Dale Larimer, Larry Henderson, Kenneth Stripling, Don Larson, Larry Anderson, Donald Baker, and Darrell Six. manager. Back row: Glen SitUg, Bill Bonnstetter, LeRoy Weber, Dwayne Toby, Eldon Reddel and Merlin Schneider. 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 months of advanced nurses training. 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 is in New Mexico working with the Atomic Energy Commission. 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 latter'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 Bierstedt of Decorah- Larry Winter of Iowa State, Ames, Billie Beerner. 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. Behrends of Algona, Mrs Anna Ogren, Miss Hannah Heetland and the Ronajd Heetland, Wayne Heetland, Elmer Paulsen, Glenn Mabus and Arlowe Blome families were Christmas dinner guests in the Jerry Heetland home. Miss Margaret Murphy, vocal music instructor in the local school visited friends in Florida during the Christmas vacation. r , "-r County acquired two new newspaper editors in 1955, Joe Nordseth of the Whittemore Champion shown above at the left, and Philip Ja ren of the Titonka Topic, shown at the right Both t°h« rioTth C n n fV° t h nV n . ew P os(itions al ^out the same time, Jaren taking over the Topic following the death of Frank Clark, longtime, veteran news paperman who owned the Titonka paper for many * v, • J'v ' •. * •* -", * • - Algona Upper Des 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 FreideJ sale, from jet. 169-18 two west ?nd 3 l z south. General farm -•ale, machinery, 90 head fall pigs. Yungeberg & Quinn, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk. Full details later. Jan. 11, Wednesday — Chester Farringtpn complete closing out sale, 1 mile W. and V 4 N. of Grant store. Quinn and Clark, auctioneers, Swea City Bank, clerk. Details in UDM later. Jan. 12, Thursday—Don Voj- entine sale, machinery arid dairy herd, 3 east of St. Benedict. Sale details later. Yungeberg & Quinn auctioneers. o Je ^ \f; Wednesday—Lawrence Snuth, Wesley, farm sale. Details later. Jan. 19, Thursday—Earl Bates farm gale, 1 west and 4 north ot Algona. Sale details later. Yunge- berg & Fraser, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk. January 20, Friday—John Farmer cortiplete closing out sale machinery, livestock, household goods,- 7M; 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 1 '/j miles south of Lone Rock. Full line of machinery offered. Lloyd Berkland, auctioneers. Salt', details in UDM at a later date. January 25, Wednesday—Goo. Johnson farm sale, machinery and livestock, 6 south of Algona, ij east, 1'/a south and- l; j east; or 2'/2 north of LuVerne county shed and V-> mile west. Quinn & Yungoherg, auctioneers; Farmers State Bank, LuVerne, clerk. Sale details later in* this paper. January 30, Monday — H. W. Schultz, 5V;> west of junction of highways 18 and 169. Complete line of farm machinery and some livestock. Dale Yungeberg, auctioneer, Whittemore .State Bank, clerk. Complete details in the UDM later. Feb. 1, Wednesday—Bob Miller sale, 2 east and 3'4 north of LuVerne, or 8 south, 2 east and 1 south of Sexton. Machinery, 21 Holstein heifers to calve Mar 1, and four cow's. Yungeberg & Quinn, auctioneers. Sale details in UDM later. Feb. 6, Monday — Paul Hurn farm sale, 3 west and 4 south of junction 169 & 18. Yungeberg & Polwell auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, dork. f9b. 7, Tuesday—Ray Muller, 4 north of Wesley. Complete closing out sale, full line of machinery. Security State Bank, clerk- Sale details later in UDM. Lee Colwell, auctioneer. February 8 & 9—Corwin Peer southeast of Algona, complete closing out sale, including Int. machiaery and herd of dairy cattle With about 50 cows. S*alB V No summary of 1955 news in pictures would be complete without this picture, at least we'll bet that's the way Ray Alderson nnd 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 Malinda Roberts of Algona reached her 100th birthday, Nov. 1, 1955. She is now making her home with her daughter, Mrs Martha Andrews here. Mrs Roberts was burn Nov. 1, 1855, in Star County, .111. details later. Yungeberg & Quinn, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk. February 16, Thursday — Ed Kain complete closing out sale of livestock and machinery, 7 miles N. E. of Algona. Yunge- berg & .Fraser, auctioneers. Sale details in UDM later. Feb. 21, Tuesday—Ernest Votteler sale. 2 west and 2'.-2 south of Fenton. Berkland & Bortvit, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, clerk. Sale details in UDM later. Feb. 23, Thursday — F. A. Drone, 3 south. 3 west and IVz south of Titonka, Yungeberg & Fraser, auctioneers; Security State Bank, clerk. Sale details in UDM later. Mr and Mrs Frank Becker, Burt, are shown proudly displaying their 7Vz pound daughter, the first baby born in Kossuth Countv in 1955. She arrived at St. Ann Hospital right after the new year and won many prizes for her parents. ' Every farm sale ad which originates with The Algona Upper Des Moines carries Weather Insurance. If weather forces postponement of your sale, your ad and bills will be reprinted without charge with the new date selected for the sale. Head Polio Drive Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Craig Smith have been named as joint chairmen to head the 1956 March of Dimes polio fund drive, it was announced this week.

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