The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 3, 1966 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 3, 1966
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10-Atflona, (la.) Upp*f Bit Molnw Thonday, Worth 3, 1966 Algona Third In Per Capita Sales, State A survey conducted by the Spencer chamber of Commerce air transportation committee recently showed that Algona ranks third in per capita sales over a wide area of the state. The figures, released by Orville Kinsworthy, secretary of the Spencer C of C, ranked first, Storm Lake second and Algona third in per capita retail sales among 15 cities in the state. Algona's per capita figure is $2,611.62 - and Is arrived at by taking sales during 1965, Which totaled $14,891,467, and dividing it by the population of the city - 5,702. A quick look at the figure would of course indicate that the wage earner in a family of five In Algona would have to earn in the neighborhood of $13,055 per year - and spend it all in Algona. However, we all know Algona isn't flooded with wage earners in that bracket, so it proves Algona business places must be attractive to customers from a wide area, completely distorting the per capita figure. Retail sales in Kossuth county, according to the survey, totaled $26,281,113 - and when compared to the population of the county, brings the per capita figure Into better focus with about a $1,000 expenditure for every man, woman and child. Spencer's per capita figure is $2,965.56, and Storm Lake's is $2,630.64, according to the report. Trailing Algona in the list are Spirit Lake, Ft. Dodge, Des Moines, Marshalltown, Emmetsburg, Mason City, Cherokee, Waterloo, EsthervilljuSioux City, Ames and Council Bluffs, in that order. The Council Bluffs figure is $1,115.37. Total retail sales in Kossuth were barely below clay and Buena Vista counties. Polk county (Des Moines) of course led the way with $558,921,556 in sales during 1965. The list of 15 cities includes seven without commercial air service and eight with. Blarney Stone Is Ready Mr. and Mrs. Hank Luedtke, Montevideo, Minn., and Mrs. Annie Schneider, Litchfield, Minn, spent the weekend in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Schneider and sons. Mrs. Annie Schneider is Wilfred and Mrs. Luedtke's mother. JoAnn Erpelding, Des Moines, spent the weekend with her parents and brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Erpelding, Eldon and Peter, and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Ralph Reding and Patti were weekend visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Thul and sons and Carol Ulfers in Carroll. Congratulations BEST "WISHES to WILTGEN JEWELERS ... ...... - .- _ _ .-ty*-^ • * IT HAS BEEN OUR PRIVILEGE & PLEASURE TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN ELECTRICIAL CONTRACTORS FOR THIS FINE BUILDING PRATT ELECTRIC Construction Co. 104 NO. JONES 295-5326 Congratulations TO WILTGEN JEWELERS ON THEIR FINE NEW ADDITION TO THE ALGONA BUSINESS DISTRICT LUMBER FURNISHED BY ^^^^ ^^* ^^^^ ^^^H ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^P MRMMI^P MRMP ^HHPP LUMBER CO. 109 SO. IANTRY 295-2536 St. Joe Trojans 4-H club met Thursday night at the home of the Baugous brothers, with the reading of the minutes of the January meeting by Tom McGuire. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Richard Berte. Lunch was served following the meeting. .K. C, Guest Night was held Thursday evening with ^Mrs. Clarence Bormann an$J IHafold. Frideres receiving door prizes. Following the pancake and sausage supper, euchre and 500 were played. Receiving prizes in euchre were Mrs. Peter Bormann and Irwin Mertz and in 500 Mrs. Frank Hilbert and John Seller. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Erpelding and Bob were visitors with their son and brother, Jim Erpelding, student at St. Bernard's seminary in Dubuque. Robert Origer, 3, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Origer, entered , Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge, Thursday suffering with pneumonia. Peter Reding, 90, Algona, father of Peter c. Reding, St. Joe, and Mrs. Jim Stalzer, Lu- Verne, is a surgical patient in Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge. Orville Wagner, St. Joe, and Ted Wagner, Livermore, attended the funeral of a cousin, Ray Roby, 80, at Watertown, So. Dak. Saturday. Dorothy Bormann returned to Washington, D. C. on Friday after a 2-week visit in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bormann and other relatives and friends. Miss Bormann, employed by the government , will spend the next 6 weeks in South America, her new assignment. The St. Joe Trojans 4-H club junior and senior basketball teams met the St. Joseph's grade school teams in benefit 4-H games Sunday evening in the school gym. The 4-H senior team defeated the grade team, 61-27; the grade junior team defeated the 4-H club 16-15. Leonard McGuire and David McGuire were the referees. An added attraction was two quarters played by alumni and several young men which turned into a real thriller with the bare- backs winning 20-19 over the plain clothes team. Barney Thilges and Bob Erpelding were referees, Evening masses in St. Joseph's church will be held Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7;45 during the Lenten season. C. D. A. will meet Wednesday March 9 in St. Joseph's school hall with Grand Regent Mrs. N. J. Weydert presiding. SEXTUPLfc'TS A ewe gave birth to six lambs last month at the farm of Mr, and Mrs. Raymond Peltz east of Gilmore City. All were born alive but two have since died. All the other ewes of the Peltz's had twins. When it comes to alittle "blarney", youmust hand it to Emmetsburg. They have the most, and it's authentic, too. St. Patrick's Day comes this year on Thursday, March 17, but the Emmetsburg Jaycees are promoting a two-day event slated for March 11-12, a Friday and Saturday, with Dennis Day, of Irish descent and movie and T-V fame as a headline attraction. A pageant ajid : parade are to be offered, with Mr. Day on hand for the Saturday program. Last year the St. Patrick's D.ay event was visited by the Deputy Mayor of Dublin, Noel LeMass, who brought with him the Blarney Stone pictured Above,, taken from the Blarney Castle in Ireland. This' prized pojssessfon wiljf J^j on display for St. Patrick Days at Emmetsburg. '"' ' * ' Pictured above, inspecting the stone, are Emmetsburg jayCees Dennis Bittner, Gary Funk, and St. Patrick chairman, John Dahm. Kneeling is the JayCee president, Dave Rouse. illlllllliiiiiiiili: WHITTEMORE By Art Heidenwith illinium Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Walker of Albert Lea, Minn., accompanied by Mrs. Walker's sister, Mrs. Dorothy Rosendahl of Whittemore, left here Saturday for a three week trip to southern states and California. They plan to visit Mr. and Mrs. Jay Kuecker, Kansas City, Kansas, then go to Tucson, Ariz, where they will visit Mrs. AmeldaWer- mersen, Mrs. Esther Horr and with Mr. Walker's niece, Mrs. Jeri McKean. At Long Beach, they will visit Mr. and Mrs. Carl Walker, a brother of Lloyd. March 12, 'they will attend the wedding and reception of Kay Rosendahl and Keith Richer at Santa Clara, Calif. Kay is the daughter of Mrs. Rosendahl. They will leave California for Union, Mo. and will visit Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Martin. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith and daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Rosendahl, Whittemore, and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Vaux, West leA CONGRATULATE WILTGEN JEWELERS THE VERY LATEST IN COMMERICAL CARPETING, BIGELOW HIGH DENSITY CUSHIONED NYLON CARPETING FURNISHED & INSTALLED BY J I)' FURNITURE and CARPETS Bend, were Sunday dinner guests .at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Heidenwith, Esther* viUe, Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer m and family moved to Cedar Rapids, last Saturday where Mr. Meyer will be employed at the municipal sewage disposal plant. He was formerly employed with the Whittemore municipal plant. Mr. and Mrs. Russ Rentz, Henry Kueck of Algona and Mrs. Russell Thompson of Burt were Thursday evening guests at the Arthur Heidenwith home. TO Notes Of iervicemeni USS TOPEKA - Fireman Apprentice Dennis M. Walker, USN, son of Mrs. Melvin Walker of 116 W. North St., Algona, participated In operation "Double Eagle," the largest amphibious landing ever made in Vietnam, while serving with this command. The assault landing of a large U. S. Marine force near Thach Tru, 30 miles south of Chu Lai, began when a 13-snip Naval Task Force steamed into the objective area Jan. 28. Eight waves of assault troops were landed on the beaches, while warships patrolled offshore to provide naval gunfire support. - o - WILTGEN JEWELERS ON THEIR NEW BUILDING GRAVEL & EXCAVATION BY REDINGS GRAVEL & EXCAVATING ALGONA 295-3661 LUBBOCK, Tex - Second Lieutenant John E. Miller, above, son of Mr, and Mrs. Cyril J. Miller of R.R. 1, Lakota, has entered u. S. Air Force pilot training at Reese .AFB, Tex. Lieutenant Miller will fly v the ~ newest Air Force jet trainers and receive special academic and military training during the year-long course. He will be awarded silver pilot wings upon completion of the Air Training Command flying program. The lieutenant, a graduate of Ledyard Community high school, received his B. A. degree in political science from the College of St. Thomas, at St. Paul, where he was commissioned in 1965 upon completion of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program. ongratulations WILTGEN JEWELERS ON THEIR FINE NEW BUILDING WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS ALGONA Plumbing & Heating 214 E. STATE 295-5240 BEST WISHES WILTGEN JEWELERS ON THEIR FINE, NEW BUILDING GENERAL CONTRACTING BENNIE B'.'WIBBEN SO, LANTRY ALGONA

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