The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 3, 1956 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 3, 1956
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licumblflli m } ISt^fe^ ffii ''"I"* 1 ™ iPW»W«* S«" and •. McCullough' held -..Monday in th GhUfch hfe at "'?• Broweiyb/fici - follb^ed k Rft'e >iUtf. serie 7:30 $&.< J "'chapel ' t. l i& John aiid bam De<i. 14, ergiis, North': " in ' shi *> fc his'School. the Uh3te d fist), who hn* tiwfl.Cp^ liMlCiPila^nllfii|iily : Thi» ti$j |:|^^^f.;iiibiiiu||j.. lyiliMlWtfipi^l^^^.. «iltiP ! • l :';^; ; 'f i kfi': said ^f ,^||$ttihe £ JttehV belidyed id .'-b^jSiMiea 18 A and 20 .Yftit «i^l*ed • Wanted «i roe<nv .fhljS$iiiS ; of furies iti . fhs, holdup ••' ..... ^'-••-=*E.. . >• •S 18*3 .filtered as secprti cfiSimatter at the Iowa, :NOV, i, 19324 tmdsr Act ol S:; hlnti..V htetfv •—*•»»,, PW-——»-«.»-B»W™./«» Kill nlrtti'' - H*$lfl^to' ttiftftik hat tho : driWei?' Would nol open, and the ttifis could ftoj open it eiiher. Then th«y ransacked in* fifW;/ fltfb*. "apartment USfed. by* iiH* bbf > bui found rtoihlhifc; •;•*.':'•. .;'•'.. , IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUAftY 3, ,1956 -' '.' ' ' •'•' ' Lindho Sheriff p,uty JOon W i As they BfBpAfed to leave, toy lulled ihi phdue eetd ttdM tfte- phbiie/ arid ordered the boyr io walk west on luYl'fl mditi street, aiid to k§ej> Wttlklftg," He did, to* about a block and a half, then M* a light. In the Charles Davis honiev where he went to the A^o'i and received helpi ihg facts, then bl of the north- end ly, where they 3 SECTIONS-22 PAGES V6fc!93.-:.iiMil &":. «^^ISii|W%^toilS|If: ':Belletdlli^plft|*« l raiBkli n lQ^e MpJandlOlplHelSti. ; his own ^? Jived r..h6bby 1 i^«of ' his' '•Logger t6fe;I6r:26?§ . home Un favorite sons/ Mrlihlhi drn Tf aifn Wiltbu H inistration In Off ^, Ethel .(Mrs:-CaSe^|EpsS),«4Alg6na; a ^«dd^hter;^j5ter, Mary, and brother,, Allen 'In IjJorth Ireland. .- Nine brotHers.dhd a sister preceded -him ilfttdeath. Pallbearer^' werewtee Cplwell, Ken Roney, ./Harold Sabin, Del Clopton, Roy McMahdh and AJ Borchardt. ', ' 3i YEARfl LOTtS ; t KISSES • ' Rev.; Martin^; jy'Suerstenau, a pastor of the Lotts Creelc Immanuel. Lutheran .church f pic- 31 years, Funeral services,'for Mrs'Fred Jenriings, 63,'iSextbri; .were held Saturday, jin Jth;e."-MethddiSr Church*, Wesley,;at:;2 pirn,' i Rev. Webb officiatedi-lhd \buriai, was in tha 'BuJfalos (Township tfeme- 'tery at Titbnk'a.-;. Hamilton Fii- fleral;/;Home«of ^Algona' was": in ^charge•of arrang^nients. >••.'<.":• ' y'Mrs/.. Jenriings died Thursday morning at:-Sti?"Ann hospital following: a;;linge>ing,illness.. Mildred-Mae, daughter of Mr and 'Mrs George Graham, was born. Jan. 16, 1892 at Bancroft. She was married to Fred Jennings in ,1913 at Titonka. ,Mr and Mrs Jennings moved from Al- goha to Sexton eight years ago. They children. ,! Survivors," besides Mr Jennings, ;are six brothers and'seven sisters. They are,Lottie. (Mrs Robert Rlngsdorf);'Ruth, Dwight, George w'lii^y^i G !^ hain ' TWonka; Mattie (Mrs Leo Fox), Bancroft; ti Watertowni In his 1 boyhood, and he-Jater attended' Northwestern college in Watertown and graduated; from the Lutheran seminary at St. Louis, Mo. in 1889. He was called to serve Inv manuel Lutheran church at Letts Creek and served' there until 1920, when he.retired and moved to Algona, 'and later to Watertown. ; ..'?• " '•'''•• \ ~ „ Rev. Fuerstehau was married iri 1889, arid bis wife died in 1917. ,.He remarried later, and his second wife also preceded him in death. Surviving i are his daughter, Mrs.William Schmiel of Watertown, a* son, Arthur Fuerstenau, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He had made, his home with his daughter since May of 1950. His son- in-law preceded him in death by 'Pallbearers at the funeral were Charles and Luther Nygaard,' Glenn Gabrielsdn, Wilford .Ward, Walter Campney Strayer, " • and Kenneth • ' three weeks. Rev. Fuerstenau maintained fairly good health until a year ago, and was up and around until Nov. 29. He was the last member of his family. Jos. L. Lichty, LuVerne, Dies At Age Of 73 LuVerne— Joseph L. Lichty, 73, long time resident, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, January 1 in Mercy hospital, Fort Dodge. He had teen a medical patient there since December 16, suffering from a heart condition. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Evangelical United Brethren church, with Rev. Stevens and Rev. Ressinger officiating. Burial was in the LuVerne cemetery, with the Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PaUbearers were PeRay Lichty. Evan Lichty, Jack Simms, Ma* Patterson, Ervin Chapman ancj Milo Patterson. Mr Lichty was engaged in general merchandise in LuVerne for many years and was postmaster from 1936 until 1952 when he reached the age of 70 and retirement. Surviving are two' daughters, Mrs WJUTam (Ruth) McCalJ, Chicago; Mrs Fergerson (Phyllis) MeCfil), Glen Ellyn, HI; and 3 Also four bro hers and two sisters: Don C. and Lets H. Ljchty, Chicago; Phil C, and, Harry H. Lichty, LuVerne and Mrs Beatrice Harrison, Do- Sagk, Canada and Miss Mchty, LuVerne. He was e4 Ijf djSBth by his wife in lip, one son «n4 his parents. Ledyard t ••_ . - • ' '•;••"•'-•.,For 25 Years Heart Victim Ledyard —^ Charles Thomas Bashara; a grocery man in Ledyard for 25 years, died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 31, of a, heart attack. He passed away at the home of a brother-in-law, Edward Munyer, at Elmore, Minn., where he had been visiting following a visit to the doctor that morning. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bashara home in Ledyard followed by 2 p.m. services in the Methodist church, Rev. Ellis Ulland of Lake Mills, a former Ledyard pastor will officiate with interment in the Armstrong cemetery. Garry Funeral Home in Bancroft"is in charge of arrangements. Mr Bashara had been in _„ auto accident about three weeks prior to his death and had only been released from the Blue Earth, hospital just before Christmas. He was born Sept. 30, 1900, at Cedar Rapids, the son of Thomas and Rose Bashara. ' On Oct. 5, 1930, he married Mary Munyei* at Rugby, N. D. ~ f \ An active citizen in Ledyard community, Mr Bashara was a member of St. George Syrian Orthodox church of Cedar Rapids Mr. and Mrs Marvin Wallburg of Algona were the parenis ne first baby born 'in this area in 1956. They are pictured above c* I A ames k e ? Wallburg who arrived at 8:53'a.m. January -1 at St Anfl hospital. He weighed 7 pounds and 15 Vt ounces] His mother is the former Esther Will. This is their second .child. James Lee has an older brother. ; ; ' I • • •••' / ' ;, Mr-;and Mrs Eugene Wagner of Corwith, missed being parents o£ the first 1956 baby at St. Ann by only two minutes. A girV was Dbrn to them at 11:58 p.m. December 31. • 'A . T - h ^ nint , hn=scet of identical twins for 1.955 also arrived at St. fc^^'^^l^^^^S to a close. Twin girls were born to rorn to them at 11:58 p.m. December 31. ninth, set of identical twins for t as-,1955 was drawing to a close. ere orn Mr and A Mrs. Hermah Thilges of Algona, Dec. 30, at 1:08 and 1-23 a.m, , (Algona Upper Des Moines'Polaroid foto) ' IdsAccped OrtGity Sewer, .''-•.-•' h! • fool Projects 'K Algona's old city council accepted bids on an open ditch "Storm s.ewer and filters and dirculating'-system, ^or the swimming^ pool during its meeting pVedpesday night, Dec. 28, then ground, up. .the year's activities •jWithVa 45.minute meeting Thursday: night. . P S.dhrarn/.Bros., Clear Lake, were ^successful bidders on .the wef' project with a quote of 316,319,45: Five other bids, were " pened-;.and. tabulated. :".They •ere:.,.; ,.-: • ' ••;..•' , 5rt D.bdge ,Const. Co., • ; .Fort Dodge ...$19;154.25 ; er]ber & Buscher, Al- 'gona, and Lundell , . Const, r Co., Cherokee.'::-;- —-:--r 20U77.00 :ua"ely,'Const., Fort ; ; ; v ,±>6dge:. : UL_ ^20,776.38 Alex'& Buchan, Coon' • ' . I f'RapidS ._•_ ___. 20,828.87 lEarUStille, Garner -'--. 24,717.78 J'^The. open: ditch sewer is a por- ition of,a large drainage projeci ;iri the east part of town. vTlje,, Waterite Co.,. Omaha, with #jbid" % $12,196.38, was awarded Shierk Sworn In As Mayor Pictured above, Ciiy' Cftferfc'? Ivy Scuffhafn is shown •wearing in Algona's new mayor. Dr. |C. C. Shierk, while retiring Mayor Byron P. Richardson, who became a member of the city council/looks on. The'ceremony look; place Tueiday morning in-the city hall here. 1 (Algona Upper Des Moines Polaroid foto) . ' "'?.; A ,' ; :<A'.--*Emilia Perganfle?ifi Rites Held At LuVerne Church They Pressed the Button And Met Harry Truman yivirhbing and Heating, A.lgdna, was.therother bidder with a $13,160,84 figure. The wprk will be completed before,the pool opens this summer, and the 'bid was accepted pn. recommendation ol the recreation board. ' ; Six objections 'to assessments for curb and gutter were read, filed and considered. They were filed by Clem and ^Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Louis A.> Hackbarth, Mary Kain (trustee for John and Adelaide Bahr),' Carrie Land Margaret Durant, E. 'S. Kinsey and Dr. M. G. Bourne. Various errors, in the assessment list provided the cause for - the objections. Mr and Mrs- Leo McEnroe and daughters June and Nancy spent Christmas with their sons-in-law, Mr and Mrs John Rubes and son Steven of Kansas City, Mo. Their other son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Leon Hugeback of Manning, Iowa, were also guests. Christinas Day, shortly after and ot the Progressive L.odle 5Q3 AF Sf .AM of Bancroft. • ' '• He is survived by his wife and three children, Beverly whp teaches school at Cowrie, and Roselyn and Thomas in high schoqr at Ledyard; also his mother, Rose, and brother, George, both of North Hollywood, Cajjf. Discuss Flans For 'Meat lift'- The Kossuth County Farm Bureau livestock committee has called a meeting for Wednesday evening, Jan. 4, at 9 p.m. in the ' Bureau meeting room, for he purpose of discussing "Opera- ion Meat Lift", a proposed coun- y-wide project for the near fu- ure. Chambers of Commerce "and Commercial Club secretaries Irom around the county, anoVre,. ;ail merchants of we various towns have fci*n InvniHl to the meeting. , noon, they decided that being so close to Independence, Mo. they would drive over and have a look at the home of former president Harry Truman, so Leo and his daughters, and his two sons-in- law, jumped . into the car and headed for Independence. Arriving at the Truman home about 1 p.m. they held a conference and decided they would just press the button at the gate and see what happened. Something did happen. The gate and an iron fence surround the Truman home. Within seconds after pressing the button, the front door opened and out came ex- president Truman himself. He walked down to the gate and the visitors introduced themselves, and a conversation of about 15 minutes took place. ' Truman said that they had guests in the. house, but he invited the local folks in, but. they declined. There was no talk of politics. Truman explained that the fence was made necessary because of so many curious folks who dropped by. He added, however, that he had a button inside the house which allowed him to open the gate when someone outside rang, and. that was what he had dorje with his Algona visitors. Folks said that about 400 cars a day pass the Truman home, just to have a Jook. Algona High Downs Swea City Tuesday, 70 To 50 Algona high's Bulldogs played brilliantly at times to rack up a convincing, 70-50, win over a jood Swe 9 City Trojan aggregation at Swea City Tuesday night. Coach Bob King's team, which >w has a7-2 season mark, plays IS next two contests away from u —- The Bulldogs travel to Falls Friday night, Jan. 6, to Emmetsburg for a return engagement with the E-Hawks Tuesday night. ' Algona's Defense was terrific Q -| r * n « tte first period of the 2£v?*«? ity COI) test. The tight w .fb thrown around Swea City Q "'" 1 "" 1 the Bulldogs to race to a eight The Trojans began hitting from nfifi^^J 3 <*wfng the second period, and by halftime chopped ' 30-2?, to ** during the- final stanza Loren Nelson, ,wh6 pumped in 25 points, was outstanding for Algona. His defensive play and ball-handling proved tq be other bright spots. Rod Kickbush was the rebounding stalwart again for the locals. Gabby slammed in 23 tallies for Swea City and proved to be almost unstopable at times. Bob Slobe, regular Algona forward, was not suited for the game, due to sickness. (70) FG FT During the meeting . Thursday night, building permits were granted for • Levi J. Hendren, who is going to erect a $7500 house on East Poplar street, and Kenny Wasserhan, Who is building a $9,000 house on East Lucas street. A taxicab license was granted for Chet Webb, who purchased the Algona Cab Co. from Eldon .Collins ot Humboldt, a cigarette permit was issued to James Bottger, city bills were paid and the resignation of Mel Griffin as a member of the board-of adjustment was accepted, effective Jan. 1, 1956. The meeting was adjourned a 8;15 p.m. 'LuVerne — Funeral, services were held Monday afternoon, in the Zion Evangelica). Lutherar Church at 2 p.m; for'Mrs' Enullt Pergande,,with"-:tfte "-" T selections \yere sunjrbyva' quartette, • Mrs Earl Jansseh; .Mrs RoberfNielson/Mrs Harold Nielson, Jr., and Sharon Wilhelmi ac- Kickbush ..: _______ 'A Meyer _. : ________ 9 Zittritsch - .......... 1 Nelson ---------- ,.n Kern ____________ .'-_5 Harms _____________ 0 Finley .'. _____ ...... .2 32 8w»a Clly Lund Abbas (50) fG , 1 Patfe^rson . 0 Sabby 9 18 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 6 FT 0 1 5 2 9 14 PF 1 5' o 3 5 2 0 18 PF 2 1 2 1 I 0 8 Bancroft Farmer Buried Monday Bancroft — Howard Northrop, 43, passed away Wednesday morning at University hospital, Iowa Cijy, Mr Northrop entered the hospital the previous week. Funeral services were held Monday with prayer services at the Garry Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bearse of Burt officiating, and at 1:30 at the Methodist Church at Humboldt with Rev. F. O. Johnson in charge, with burial in North Greenlawn cemetery, Ft. Dodge. Mr Northrop farmed the samei farm east of Bancroft for 13 years coming to Bancroft from Humboldt. He is survived by his wife Pauline, his parents, Edward Northrops of Livermore and two brothers and a sister. Pallbearers were Julius Storck, Donald Shillington, Francis Menke, John Karels, Joseph Murray, and William Becker. Miss McCarthy Academy Queen Jeanette McCarthy, senior at St. Cecelia's Academy, was chosen as queen of the Winter Wonderland school dance held by students and alumni the evening of 9*c, 20. $he was selected from four senior candidates, a^d wag crpwned by last year's queen. SoJwira filbert, at IsnVfVB* W« Wir which took place at the K. C Hall here. Two Juveniles Admit Thefts At Farm Home Two juveniles from Winnebago county have admitted robbing the" farm house of Orville Ruby, one mile southeast of Lakota, last Saturday. The family, was gone, but a daughter, Audry Ruby, who works in Lakota, decided to go home at noon. As she neared the farm she saw two youths flee in a car, and noticed that a window had been opened. .She returned to Lakota and jot Dick Mussman, a salesman 'or Ley Motors, where she works, and as they returned to the farm hey spotted the same two youths again getting into a car and driving away. This time, however the car license was obtained. It was found that a battery, two wrist watches, a camera and some bracelets had been stolen from the home. Checking on the license number, Sheriff Lindhorst found the car had been recently sold from a Mason City used car lot to a 17 year-old boy from Lake Mills. Deputy Don Woods checked this lead, and the boy finally confessed after being brought to Algona. A 15 year-old companion was also apprehended and confessed. Both boys were turned over to juvenile authorities in Winnebago county, and released to their parents. The wrist watches and battery were returned. The boys said they burned the camera and bracelet. 1 cpmpanied by Barbara Mey'er at |W'e- organ. " ,,:-. ^/"Casket bearers' weiref in nee in LuVejfne-'C.elthe/tery• with Blake Funeral .Home,, 1 LuVerne, charge of arrangements. Emilia Louise Pergande, ..._ Hinz, daughte? .of Fredrick Hinz and his wife Anna was born December 5, 1868, at Bloomington, Illinois. While she was still a small child her parents moved to Algona. However they did not remain at Algona very long, but moved to a farm near LUVerne. On January 18, 1885 she was united in marriage to August Pergande. Seven children were aorn to this union, one daughter and six sons. In June 1925 they moved to their home in LuVerne. tration ,: t66k mo'r'ning ing into officl )ai K Aigon'ft's tri and also gveh^he^o'athf bjf- turn; • ' Onjy.^f on'e"; ' ; 'of :'#th council, is -a -holdover ; -merft1 They • are^EugehfisjEp iiri ward; , Arhie Preesmarj, Parsons and ., son,;. couhcilm'el?-at? latter L lsuttie : Also s^orn in tenn members 'of i thfe ,paflc;cbffl . The mayor :and for t Wo ••• years; • Police Reappoinle "' " ..... "' Scheppmann Is Board Chairman Henry Scheppmann was named as chairman of the Kossuth Board of Supervisors at the organization meeting held Tuesday. Supervisor Tony Kollasch was named county farm supervisor with Jens Sorensen as assistant. r ohn Rode was named supervisor of the Welfare Board. Official county papers named were The Algona Upper Des Moines, Bancroft Register and Kossuth Advance. Hter husband passed away August 5, 1930, and her youngest son, Albert, August 5, 1944. Grandmother Pergande was a ife-long member of the local Lu- :heran- Church and the oldest communicant member of the church. When old age finally made hei >reak up her home in LuVerne, he made her home with a number of her children until last September 15, when she was taken to the Roberts Rest Home in Algona. It was here in the rest home she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, passing away soon after at the age"of 87. Surviving are the one daughter, Mrs Karl Schipull, five sons, Fred, Carl, August, Edward and Henry Pergande all of LuVerne. Thirty two grandchildren and thirty-seven great grandchildren. Two brothers, John Hinz, Livermore, Mike' Hinz, LuVerne and one sister, Mrs Lizzie Frost, Lu- Verne, many other relatives and friends. Fisher Flown To Rochester, Minn, A. A. (Heinie) Fisher, who was flown to Rochester, Minn., last Thursday for surgery at St. Mary's hospital, is reported in good condition today. Doctors removed casts from both his legs and found severe burns in' addition to bone fractures. The fractures can not be set now until the burns are completely healed, Fisher was involved in a truck accident near Hannibal, Mo., on Dec. 18 in which he also suffered severe chest injuries which had to be cleared up before anything IFBYP fcirty Tbe. Kossutb County IFBYP hold its gnijual Christmas party Tuesday sveatof, Dec. 20 at the Farm Bureau office with 36 members and guesU present. to his legs. His is 4-20(5 at St. could be done room number Mary's. Virgil Shackelford, also in the accident, is recovering at Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge, where he was transferred for. surgery on his legs. Bones in one le{| were crushed so badly that doctors did not attempt to set them, but }eft. them in a east for ina. Bhackelford's otb,er l«g required silver plates. 82? condition is repoftea good «&4 h$ is expected to walk again $lter a long convalesc&nt period, around in a wheel ehair Hi $325 a month, tSiiHhcrSasil ... T - r , Raymond Ji Krebs, $300,' an in- * crease of $10; arid Albert Weis-' haar and Richard Groen, patrolmen, $290, an increase of $10 monthly. Ernest Hutchison and Peter C. Jorgenson were also reappointed, and Hutchison's salary will be $290 as of April after completing a year on the force, and Jorgenson's will increas* likewise to that total. Jess Lashbropk was reappointed street commissioner and given raise of $25 monthly to $325. All other street employees were raised $5 monthly. They are Albert Pergande and Glenn Burtis, operators, $235; Richard Fxam- wh, .Raymond Metzen Jr.,- Jack, Donald Prew and Kenneth Frank!, $220. ' Ferguson Asks $400 Lewis Ferguson was reappointed city engineer, and asked for a raise to $400 or $50 per month over the $350 set in.the schedule. The council, at executive session following the regular meeting, compromised at $375. Salaries of James Egli, sewage treatment plant operator, and Fred Gronbach, assistant, re. mained as before, at $325 months ly, for the former, and $1.13 per hour for the latter. Albert Baas, city dump caretaker, will get $165; Teresa Norton, comfort station matron, $70 monthly; Albert Boekelman, $40 monthly for handling the rat control program, a drop of $10 per month; Ira Kohl, fire chief, $40 monthly; assistant chief, $10 monthly; city treasurer and city health officer, $50 per year. Ivy Scuffham, ( efficient city clerk, received a raise of $15 monthly, to $315. Nancy Sands, deputy clerk, will receive $190. City Attorney John Carroll, the city clerk and .street commissioner were all reappointed, as was City Treasurer F. L. McMahon and Fire Chief Kohl. B. P. Richardson was named as mayop pro tern. New Zoning Members Two vacancies on the zoning commission were filled by appointment of the council. They were George Sefrit and Lloyd Robinson, the latter reappointed. Leon Laird was named as a nember of the board of adjust- nent and a second vacancy will be filled by the end of the month. Other members are Normarv Best, Wm. Steele and Joe Bradley. The appointment of a city health of- fictr is yet to be made. J. P. COURT CASES Ellis H. Shellmyer, West Beu$ paid $100 and costs for failing, to have his vahicle under control in Justice C. H. Qstwinklt'i court this week. The hefl '' was held following aa in the St. Joe ares. ~" auto ran into tKe ottar. Harold C. Co*, uvrough « school or's court.

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