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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 3, 1956
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tat« Rev. A. E. English Succumbs Hie At Age Oft City, 1&. * j° r Rev. Alexander E. English, 83, long-time Algona and Irvington Presbyterian minister, were held Monday in the Presbyterian" Cfiurch here at ^ p.m. Rev. M. H. Brower officiated and burial followed in Riverview Cemetery. Masonic services wefe held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. f* McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. English died in his sleep Friday at St. ,Ahn hospital where he had been a patient since Nov. 9. », Ale *J nder E., son of John and Mary English, was born Dec. 14 1872, at Carrick Fergus, North Ireland. He worked in ship yards there following his schooling, then came to the United States in March, 1899. He received a call to become a minister in' ,1901 and went to Chicago to attend Moody Bible Institute. While attending school, he was student pastor at Poynette. wise., and his first call- was to Cottage Grove, where he met and married Mabel Estes of Madison, Wis. June 7, 1905. Mrs English died in 1926. He later held pastorates at Belleville, Wis., Franklin Grove ana Ashton, 111. and Clarence, la. He received a call to Algona in 1917, served the church here for 12 years and the one at Irvington for 20 years prior to retire* ment in 1943. ReV. English built his own home in 1936, where he lived and followed his favorite hobby, gardening, each year* One of his favorite pastimes was delivering flowers and vegetables from his garden to shut-ins and sick persons. ' .Rev. English was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge •and Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, ' Ethel (Mrs Casey L^ss), Algona; a granddaughter; sister, Mary and brother, Allen in .North Ireland. Nine brothers and a sister preceded him iin death. Pallbearers were Lee Colwell, , Ken Roney, Harold Sabin, Del Clopton, Roy McMahon and AJ Borchardt.- 31 YEARS PASTOR AT LOTTS CREEK PASSES Rev. Martin J. Fuerstenau, a pastor of the Lotts Creek Immanuel Lutheran church for 31 years, died Dec. 21 at Watertown, Wis. at the age of 92, it was learned by friends here tfyis week. Funeral services were held Dec. 24, at Watertown, with burial 'in tfie Lutheran cemetery there. Martin J. Fuerstenau was born JUly 25, 1863, at Schaumburg, 111. His father was a parochial school teacher. The family moved to Watertown in his boyhood, and he later* attended Northwestern college in Watertown and graduated from the Lutheran seminary at St. Louis, Mo. in 1889. He was culled to serve Immanuel Lutheran church at Lotts Creek and served there until 1920, when he retired and moved to Algona, and later to Watertown. Rev. Fuerstenau was married in 1889, and his wife died in 1917. He remarried later, and his second wife also preceded him in death. Surviving 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 three weeks. • Rev. Fuerstenau maintained fairly , good health until a year ago, and was up and around until NQV. 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 been 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. Kessinger officiating. Burial was in the LuVerne cemetery, with the Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were DeRay Lichty. Evan Lichty, Jack Simms, Max Patterson, Ervin Chapman and 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 William (Ruth) McCall, Chicago; Mrs Fergerson (Phyllis) McCall, Glen Ellyn, 111.; and 3 grandchildren. Also four brothers and two sisters: Don C. and Lee H. Lichty, Chicago; PhU C. and Harry H. Lichty, LuVerne an'd Mrs Beatrice Harrison, Domain, Sask, Canada and Miss Grace Lichty, LuVerne. He was preceded in death by his wife L,uJu in 1953, one son and his Ujarents. At Burt Hotel A 15 r«*i-old Baf, Gstald Fi*hv *he hit b*«n Iht *UM Hot#l fef hi* father, a Mr Luiofl of Em> iftikiibuft, wai thi vietiftt 6f an amed f obb«ry attempt ai 11:45 p. m, Tuesday night* The bef wat alto mauled, struck and biuiied when Ihe two holdup men, 6n« able to obtain afty money. Fish said ne was in the hotel ' lobby when the two Men. believed to be between 18 and 20 yeafs old, emitted the hotel and said they wanted a room. then one of puiled a $un awd fct*. «Wf*d Fish to iUfn ota* the money. What funds there are in the hotel are kept in a ca*h drawer tn the counter. The boy tried to open this, and the drawer refused to budge. The holdup men then push- ed him around, struck him in the face, and kicked him, and threatened to kill him. Me tried to explain that the drawer would not open, and the men could not open it either. Then they ransacked ih« first floor apartment used by the boy but found nothing. As they prepared id l#ate, they pulled the phone .eerd from the phone, and ordered the boy to walk west on fcurt's main street, and to "keep walking." He did, for about a block and a half, then saw a light in the Charles Davis home, where he went to the door and received help. and the robbery attempt was reported to Constable Watt steward of Burt, who. in turn notified Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Sheriff Lindhorst and Deputy Don Wood, after checking facts, then began a patrol of the north end of the county, where they thought the holdup men might strike again. They did, but not in this courtly. At 2:20 a.m., lwd men answering the same description held up a cafe and gdt $2? at Jackson, Minn* • - •'' It was the fifst armed fob- bery attempt in kossuth county in many months. 3lgona Upper JHF - ^^ ^^ tSTAIilSHID 1163 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, J93S. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1956 3 SiCTIONS-22 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 1 New City Administration In Mrs Jennings, 63, Of Sexton, Buried Dec. 31 Funeral services for Mrs Fred Jennings, 63, Sexton, were held Saturday in the Methodist Church, Wesley, at 2 p.m. Rev. Webb officiated and burial was in the Buffalo Township cemetery at Titonka. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Jennings died Thursday morning at St. Ann hospital following a lingering illness. Mildred Mae, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Graham, was born Jan. 16, 1892 at Bancroft She was married lo Fred Jennings in 1913 at Titonka. Mr and Mrs Jennings moved from Algona to Sexton eight years ago. They had no children. Survivors, besides Mr Jennings, are six brothers 'and seven sisters. They are Lottie (Mrs Robert Ringsdorf), Ruth, Dwight, George and Harvey Graham, Titonka; Mattie (Mrs Leo Fox), Bancroft; Blanche (Mrs Wasson), Wellman; Eda (Mrs Miller), Mason City; Nellie (Mrs Clark), Burl; Clarence Graham,'Adel; and Minnie Godden. .Jay and Maurice Graham, Algona. - Mrs Jennings was active in the ladies aid df the Methodist church and the Friendly Club. Pallbearers at the funeral were Charles and Luther Nygaard, Glenn Gabrielson, Wilford Ward, Walter Campney and Kenneth Strayer. Ledyard Grocer f 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 hold 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 an 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 Munyer at Rugby, N. D. Aq active citizen in Ledyard community, Mr Bashara was a member of £t. George Syrian Orthodox church of Cedar Rapids and of the Progressive Lodge 503 AF & AM of Bancroft. He is survived by his wife and three children, Beverly who teaches school at Gowrie, and Roselyn and Thomas in high school at Ledyard; also his mother, Rose, and brother, George, both of North Hollywood, Calif. Discuss Plans For 'Meat Lift 1 The Kossuth County Farm Bureau livestock committee has called a meeting for Wednesday evening, Jan., 4, at 8 p.m. in the Farm Bureau meeting room, for the purpose of discussing "Operation Meat Lift", a proposed county-wide project for the near future. Chambers of Commerce and Commercial Club secretaries from around the county, and retail merchants of the various towns Itgvc been invited to the meeting. First Baby of 1956 Here Born To Marvin Wallburgs Mr and Mrs Marvin Wallburg "of Algona were the parents of the first baby born in this area in 1956. They are pictured above with James Lee Wallburg who arrived at 8:53 a.m. January 1 at St. Ann hospital. He weighed 7 pounds and 15V£ ounces. His mother is the former Esther Will. This is their second child. James Lee has an older brother. Mr and Mrs Eugene Wagner of Corwith missed being parents of the first 1956 baby at St. Ann by only two minutes. A girl was born to them at 11:58 p.m. December 31. The ninth set of identical twins for 1955 also arrived at St. Ann just as 1955 was drawing to a close. Twin girls were born to Mr and Mrs Herman Thilges ot Algona, Dec. 30, at 1:08 and 1:23 a.m. (Algona Upper Des Moines Polaroid foto.) They Pressed the Button And Met Harry Truman 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. Christmas Day, shortly after 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 done with his Algona visitors. Folks said that about 400 cars a day pass the Truman home, just to have a look. 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 good Swea City Trojan aggregation at Swea City Tuesday night. Coach Bob King's team, which now has a 7-2 season mark, plays its next two contests away from home. The Bulldogs travel to Iowa Falls Friday night, Jan. 6, then to Emmetsburg for a return engagement with the E-Hawks Tuesday night. Algona's defense was terrific during the first period of the Swea City contest. The tight web thrown around Swea City allowed the Bulldogs to race to a 20-6 bulge in the first eight minutes. The Trojans began hitting from the outside during the second period, and by halftime chopped Algona's lead to 30-22. Frank Kern fouled out during third period action as Algona upped the count to 50-39, and Doug Meyer went to the sidelines during the final stanza Loren Nelson, who pumped in 25 points, was outstanding for Algona. His defensive play and ball-handling proved 'to 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. Algona (70) FG FT PF Kickbush 4 0 1 Meyer 9 0 5 Zittritsch 1 3 2 Nelson 11 3 3 Kern 5 0 5 Harms 0 0 2 Finley 2 0 0 32 V 6 18 Swea City (5Q) FG FT PF Lund 4 0 2 Abbas .-- -.0 1 1 Farland 1 5 2 Patterson ._-„ ,.0 2 1 Johnson ..,„„ ,vi 1 2 Gabby _'. .-.9. 5 0 18 14 8 Bids Accepted On City Sewer, Pool Projects Algona's old city council accepted bids on an open ditch storm sewer and filters and circulating system for the swimming pool during its meeting Wednesday .night, Dec. 28, then wound up the year's activities with a 45 minute meeting Thursday night. Schram Bros., Clear Lake, were the. successful bidders on the sewer project with a quote of $16,319.45. Five other bids were opened and tabulated. They were: Fort Dodge Const. Co., Fort Dodge $19,154.25 Gerber & Buscher, Algona, and Lundell Const. Co., Cherokee _.. 20U77.00 Quaely Const., Fort t Dodge : 20,776.38 Alex & Buchan, Coon Rapids 20,828.87 Earl Stille, Garner 24,717.78 The open ditch sewer is a portion of a large drainage project in the east part of town. The Waterite Co., Omaha, with a bid of $12,196.38, was awarded .the swimming pool improvement contract. R. J. Funk Plumbing and Heating, Algona, was the other bidder with a $13,160.84 figure. The work will be completed before the pool opens this summer, and the bid was accepted on recommendation of the recreation board. Six objections to assessments for curb and gutter were read, filed and considered. They were tiled by Clem and Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Louis A. Hackbarth, Mary Kain (trustee for John and Adelaide Bahr), Carrie I. and Margaret Durant, E. S. Kinsey and Dr. M. G. Bourne. 'Various errors in the assessment list provided the cause for the objections. 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 Wasseman, who Is building a $9,000 house on East Lucas street. A taxicab license was granted I'or 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 ai 8:15 p.m. Shierk Sworn In As Mayor Pictured above, City Clerk Ivy Scuffham is shown swearing 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 took .place Tuesday morning in the city hall here. (Algona Upper Des Moines Polaroid foto) Emilia Pergande, 87, Rites Held At LuVerne Church LuVerne — Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, in the Zion Evangelical 'Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. for Mrs,.-Emilia Pergande, with the Rev. Louis WiUenburg .officiating. ......T,w.p selections were sung by: a quartette, Mrs Earl Janssen, Mrs Robert Nielson, Mrs Harold Melson, Jr., and Sharon Wilhelmi ac- Bancroft Farmer Buried Monday Bancroft — Howard Northrop, 43, passed away Wednesday morning at University hospital, Iowa City. 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. p. Johnson in charge, with burial in North Greenlawn cemetery, Ft. Dodge. Mr Northrop farmed the same 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 Dec. 29. 0he wag selected from four senior candidates, and was crowned by last year's que«n. Sondra Elbert, ttt the formal if- fair which took plaee »t 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 got Dick Mussman, a salesman for Ley Motors, where she works, and as they returned to the farm they 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 confess^d. 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. Scheppmann 1$ 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. John Rode was named supervisor of the Welfare Board. Official county papers named were The Algona Upper Des Mpines, Bancroft Register and Kossuth Advance. Kossuth IFBYP Forty The Kossuth County held its annual Christmas party Tuesday evening, Dec. 80 »t the Farm Bureau office wit!h 35 members and guest* present. companied by Barbara Meyer at the organ. Casket bearers'were grandsons, Arnold Pergande, Mervin Perr gande, John Pergande, Wayne Pergande, Albert Pergande arid Herman Pergande. Interment was in LuVerne Cemetery with Blake Funeral Home, LuVerne, in charge of arrangements. Emilia Louise Pergande, nee Hinz, daughter 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 born to this union, one daughter and six sons. In June 1925 they moved to their home in LuVerne. Her husband passed away August 5, 1930, and her youngest son, Albert, August 5, 1944. Grandmother Pergande was a life-long member of the local Lutheran Church and the oldest communicant member of the church. When old age finally made her break up her home in LuVerne, she 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 llown 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 be«ure anything could be done to his legs. His room number is 4-20(5 at St. 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 leg were crushed so badly that doctors did not attempt to set them, but ledrt them in 9 cast for healing. Stujckelford's other lag required silvar plates. Has ctindi- tion is reported good (jad he i« expected to walk 4|$w *ft«r a lon^ eonyaleseeat period. H* i,s around in a wheel chair Some Changes In Salaries Of City Employees A new City of Algona adminis- v tration took office, here Tuesday morning at a harmonious meeting that also included .. appointments by the mayor and council for the coming year, artd .ap* ' proval of a new schedule of: salaries for city employees for 1956. . -v. Dr. C. C. Shierk was sworn into office as Algona's new mayor by City Clerk Ivy Scuffham,- and each councilman -was then also given the oath .of office in turn. Only one of the new council is a holdover member. They "are Eugene Furst, first ward; Leon Laird, second ward; Arnie Elbert, third ward; John Dreesman, fourth ward, and '_ Vie Parsons and Byrorr P. Richard-' son, councilmen at large. The latter is the retiring mayor. Also sworn in for a six-year term was Elmer Langmack as a members of the park c&mmission. The mayor and councilmen ' serv<. for two years. . Police Reappointed All of the present police force were ' reappointed by Mayor Shierk. with pay Increases belrfg approved tmder a new salary setup for fourvof -jtheasuiL, The "mew salary schedule •WlT*op4rs£fe'-'as- t -* J ' follows 1 : Albert Boekelman, chief, •• , • $325 a month, an increase of $25; ' Raymond J. Krebs, $300, an increase of $10; and Albert Weishaar 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 increns* likewise to that total. < Jess Lashbrook was renppoint- ed street commissioner and given a raise of $25 monthly to $325. All other street employees were raised $5 monthly. They are Albert Pergande and Glenn Burtis, operators, $235; Richard Frambach, Raymond Metzen Jr., Jack Mears, Donald Prew and Kenneth Frankl, $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, remained as before, at $325 monthly, 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 mpnthly; 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 mayor 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 member of the board of adjustment and a second vacancy will be filled by the end of the month, Other members are Norman Pest, Wm. Steele and Joe Bradley. The appointment of a city health officer is yet to be made. J. P. COURT CASES Ellis H. Shellmyer, West Bend, . paid $100 and costs for failing to have his vehicle under control in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week. The hearing was held following an accident in the St. Jog ares. Sbftjjjroyer's auto ran iato the r«aj of §&C. Cox, paid $5 «n through a btl or's court. Elite fft, fc <^9V»,

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