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The "FIRST-OF.THE-W6fK" Tabloid . aigonn Upper Brs ilbiiir s ES ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1966 - 16 pag., fableW VOL 101 NO. 12 School District Shakeups Continue '•"•*•••••••••*•••*•*•*,••*•*•'•*.*•*•*•••*«*•"•••• ••»•••• '•••>•....... I ^^^^ ^^^^ '•*»*-*»*A*-*-*-*-*-*»*-'-'A'****.vwvA*.»T"M*r*NNM«%^ ..*..,......._ ^ Funeral Held Monday For Henry Engstrom Henry C. Engstrom, 75, Algona retired farmer, died Saturday morning at his home here, succumbing after several strokes. Funeral services for Mr. Engstrom were held Monday at 1 : 30 p. m. in the Congregational church here, with Rev. Frank Harcy officiating. Burial was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Henry Carl Engstrom, son of August and Hedda Thorn Engstrom, was bom at Wesley, Nov. 12, 1890. He was educated there and married Camilla Nelson' at Algona April 25, 1923. They farmed for 22 years in the Good Hope area and nine years near Wesley before retiring to Algona in 1954. Besides his wife , survivors include a son, Robert, Algona; two daughters, Elaine (Mrs. Robert Deal), Algona, and Mary Ann (Mrs. John Beuthein), Mundelein, HI.; ten grandchildrea,a sister, Mrs. Everett Harris, California, and two brothers, Otto, Algona, and Oscar, Ottumwa. John Thill, St. Benedict, Dies Saturday John E. Thill, 79, well-known St. Benedict man, died Saturday evening at his home there, following an illness of one year. Funeral services for Mr. Thill were held today (Tuesday) at 10:30 a. m. in St. Benedict Catholic church, with Fr. Nicholas fluba officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were six nephews, Delmar and Arthur Plathe, Harold and Donald Kollasch and Joe and Herman Faber. Boxn in Luxemburg, June 3, 1886, he was a son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Von Bank Thill. He was married to Theresa Fuhrmann at St. Joe, June 3, 1913 and she preceded him in death in 1964. Mr. Thill came to Kossuth county in 1890 and to the St. Benedict area in 1939 where he farmed. He is survived by seven children, Marcella (Mrs. Gerald Garman), Bernice (Mrs, Robert Mayer), Harold and Elvera(Mrs. John Kajewski), Algona, Caroline (Mrs. Irvin Eischen), LuVerne, Roman, St. Benedict, and Orville, Jrvington; 31 grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters, Henry and Mary (Mrs, Tony Schmitt), Algona, Michael, Whittemore, Clara (Mrs, Frank KoUasch), Minneapolis, and vic- torine (Mrs. Leo McDonald), Detroit, Mich, FARM SALE CALENDAR FEB. 17, THURSDAY - C. A. DERNER Estate sale, at farm located 1/2 mile south and 3 miles East of Whittemore, or 5 West of-Algona on McGregor blacktop, then 1 South and 1 West, sale includes 155 head livestock, tractors and other machinery, feed, hay, miscellaneous items as given in detail in ad in this issue. Quinn, Clark 6 Clark, Auctioneers; Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, Clerk. FEB. 18, Friday - Lee Kiley Estate sale, at farm five miles north and 1/4 mile west of Sexton, or 6 south of Titonka on 226 blacktop. Machinery, buildings, sheep, HH goods, miscellaneous, sale details in full in Feb. 15 issue UDM. Quinn & Leek, auctioneers jTitonka Savings Bank, clerk. FEBRUARY 18, FRIDAY ROBERT MOGLER will have a complete closing out sale at the farm located 3/4 mile East of the creamery at Whittemore, beginning with dairy cattle at 10 : 30 sharp. Three tractors, a complete line of machinery, milking equipment, etc. are included, virgil and Raymond Spencer, Auctioneers, Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, Clerk. Complete details in this newspaper Tuesday, Feb. 15. Mason City Man Pinned Under Auto Friday Due to the quick action of a pair of passers-by, a Mason City man escaped serious injury when his auto slammed into a ditch east of the Star Lite Drive- in theatre about midnight Friday. John A. Johnson, 44, Mason City, was admitted to St. Ann hospital here at 1:45 a. m. suffering with lacerations on the face and leg. Soon after the auto went out of control on the slick highway and crashed, pinning Johnson under the right rear wheel, Omar Kunkel, Britt, who saw the mishap occur, and Don Jorgenson, Algona, an employee of the county auditor's office here, combined to get the man out and on his way to the hospital, Kunkel jacked the auto off the injured man and Jorgenson used his auto to brace the damaged car so it would not fall on Johnson before he" could be removed. The same night, at 10;55p.m., an auto driven by Linda L, Buscher, 17, Algona, went out of control on McGregor road, just west of Algona, and crashed into the ditch, Extensive damage resulted to the station wagon Hand Mangled, Man From Burt Critical BURT - Dennis Shipler, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Shipler, Burt, remained in critical condition Monday morning at Veterans Hospital, Des Moines, where he was rushed by ambulance following an accident here at 2:30 p. m. Saturday. He was helping load corn at a big storage bin at the* Burt Elevator when his left hand became caught in an auger. Dennis was given emergency treatment at Burt 'and St. Ann hospital, Algona, then rushed to Des Moines. The hand and arm were so badly mangled they had to be amputated below the elbow. Dennis, who recently completed three years in the armed forces, severely crushed his right hand in a mishap in Viet Nam and that hand is still in a cast. Algona Youth In Special Service Force, Viet Nam MIKE BAKER : ***®'^^ LuVerne Meeting North Central Public Service Co., which serves Algona with natural gas and the entire area with LP gas, is sponsoring a meeting at the town hall at Lu- Verne, Wednesday, Feb. 16, beginning at 7:30 p. m., at which time a proposed franchise will be discussed. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served at the close of the meeting. An invitation is extended tc all residents of LuVerne in an ad in today's UDM. Appreciation Days The Whittemore Co-op Elevator is holding Appreciation Days, Tuesday, Feb. 15, Whittemore, and Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Hobarton branch, as announced in detail in this issue, and the general public is cordially invited to stop in at either or both places, Card Pqrty Mike Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Baker of Algona, is in the Air Force's special force of "green berrets." The eighteen year-old, a graduate of Algona high school last spring, is serving in Viet Nam as a member of the para-rescue personnel specializing in parachuting. He was swiftly educated in the fields of basic medicine, scuba diving, flying, judo, karate, parachuting, and active warfare. Mike was sent through courses at Biloxi, Mississippi (medical training) and Texas A & M (electronic instruction) as well as receiving swift training at various Air Force bases throughout the nation. He injured an eardrum while scuba diving in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. The young man writes his family of being a bit scared in the fury of battle but he is eager to do his job. After he was accepted by the Air Force, Mike was directed into the "green berret" outfit, regarded as the toughest branch of Air Force special forces. Small Fire Algona firemen went to the home of Fred Sauter, east of Schultz Bros, garage, at 12:49 a. m. Sunday where a small blaze was extinguished. Damage was slight. Mergers Move Ahead In 3 Area Realignment of school districts continued in the news the past week. Kossuth and Palo Alto members of the Boards of Education met last Wednesday night, and deleted from a petition portions of four sections in Lotts Creek twp. which have moved to be added to the Sentral Community School district. The four deleted were portions of sections 27, 26, 23 and 22 in Lotts Creek twp. A vote on joining will probably take place for the balance of the area within a month. A merger of the Emmetsburg district, Cylinder district, a portion of Rodman and Fairfield rural Palo Alto county was approved last Thursday by the Palo Alto county board. Both Emmetsburg and Cylinder operate complete school systems, Rodman through the 8th grade. There were numerous objectors to the idea, but they were overruled by the county board. The other school merger involves West Bend, a portion of Rodman, Fern Valley in Palo Alto, and two sections in Whittemore twp. in Kossuth county. The areas lie in four counties, and the proposed mergers are pending. Garrigan C.Y.O. Speech Entries Win Honors In the CYO speech contests held at Pocahontas, last week, students from Garrigan high won a number of honors. Top ratings went to the following: Janice Thul, humorous declamation; Mary Bray, stove Schuller and Michele Erpelding, extemporaneous; Gary Loeblg, dramatic declamation; Kathleen Elbert, Mary Reding and Mary Miller, interpretive prose; Connie Bormann, oratorical declamation. **** : ^^ Favorites Win Openers In Girls Sectionals A card party, sponsored by the Cresco Mother - Daughter club, will be held Feb. 16 at 7:30 p. m, at the American Legion hall. Members and guests are urged to attend. Favorites won their first round games as the 1966 Sectional Basketball Tournament for girls teams in the state got underway last week. Second round games were slated for Monday night, with semi-finals on Tuesday, and the finals in sectional play on Thursday. Sectional results in this area follow: AT BODE Ledyard 58, Goldfield 42 Twin mvers 54, Kanawha 39 AT ROLFE Havelock-Plover 83, Ringsted 61 Rolfe 77, West Bend 68 (Monday night games at Sentral) AT TITONKA Lakota 71, Woden-Crystal Lake 54 Titonka 74, LuVerne 53 At Sentral, Monday night, Mallard met Sentral and Rolfe was to meet Armstrong, which drew a bye in the first round.