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Clear Pictures - Mer« News - Biggest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Kossuth County in general, and Wesley in particular, fared pretty well at the 8th district American Legion convention held in Fort Dodge Friday and Saturday.. .. William (Bill) Goetz of Wesley was elected as district commander in the closing session, highest district honor that can be bestowed .... several from the county were also named as delegates to the 1966 national convention to be' held in Washington, D. C. They are in addition to Commander Goetz, Gus Sinr.onsmeier of Ledyard and Virgil Elbert of Whittemore. Fourteen district delegates were named. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Helmers of Algona, newlyweds, had a slight mar to tlwir recent honeymoon in northern Minnesota. They left their new car in what seemed to be a safe spot, but near the lake .... the next morning their car had disappeared. After considerable searching and checking the possibility of theft, the vehicle was discovered in 12 feet of water in the lake. While it had been on level ground as parked, there was a sharp drop into the lake just in front of it. Somehow it inched over the edge and rolled right on into the lake. It took rescue crews several hours to get the car back on dry laud. The young couple drove it home alter a thorough drying out, and are hopeful that no permanent damage resulted. * * * ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second rlass matter at the postoffice at Aleona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 18-9 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1966 16 page* metre VOL 101 NO. 42 U, Kollasch J±£d« yKlein Noble Crouch Files For Post ,.ss rs s s: r . Passes; Of Supervisor Funeral Lawrence pastor of church of services for Father N. Klein, 71, former St. Joseph's Catholic Wesley, will be held "If there are any questions I'll be in my room packing..." * * * The story about the "Flying Object", as reprinted from an 1897 Algona paper, uncovered in an old copy by Harlan Blanchard of Lone Rock, really made the rounds. It was reprinted statewide and got on news wires, too, and we have had several reports of its reprinting from around the country. * * * We seem to have reached the point where semblance of sanity in financial matters have gone out the window. We talk about millions as though they were pennies, and now comes the Rev. Martin Luther King with a proposal for spending 10 BILLION on an aid project .... hope the credit holds out! * * * Couple of years ago the big theme was Don't Be A Litterbug along our highways , . , . now it's Buckle Up And Live .... Craig Smith of Algona had a hunch several years back about seat belts and endeavored to get a business development going for producing and retailing seat belts .... just a few years ahead of its time, * * * One returning fisherman tells a story of trying to persuade his Canadian guide to visit him in the big town, but the guide said he was afraid city people would laugh, at him. "Why," asked the fisherman. "Why not," said the guide. "I sure laugh at them when they come up here," * * * Maybe there's a reason, but we note where the Department of Health, Education and Welfare has admitted sending copies of a booklet glorifying itself to every barbershop in the U. S. it had on a mailing list. * * * Famous Last Line - An echo always has the last word but it never wins an argument. E. J. KOLLASCH The political picture in Kossuth county changed again this week when E. J. (Jiggs) Kollasch, well- known St. Joe area businessman, filed a petition as a candidate for the post of supervisor in the first district at the office of County Auditor Marc Moore. A Democrat, Kollasch will run on that ticket against the in- combent in that office, Charles Piathe, who has served on the board for a number of years from the first district. Kollasch is a lifelong resident of Kossuth county. Born and raised at Whittemore,. he has operated the Kollasch service station and grocery store north of St. Joe at the intersection of highway 169 and the West Bend blacktop for the past 15-plu's years. Mr. Kollasch served in the U. S. Army cavalry during World War n for almost five years, is married and the father of nine children. (UDM Polaroid Flash- fcto) Corl Mortensen Rites Saturday At Ringsted FENTON - Funeral services were held Saturday for Carl N. P. Mortensen, 74, at St. Johns Lutheran church of Ringsted. Mr. Mortensen died on Wednesday at the Turner Nursing Home of Armstrong following a stroke. He had been the victim of a stroke for a number of years and was partially paralyzed. He was born Dec. 20, 1891 at Humboldt, la. He later moved to the Ringsted area with his parents where they farmed. Carl was a farmer in the Fenton area for a number of years. When he retired from farming, he moved to Fenton and enjoyed his leisure time fishing. His survivors include brothers, Adolph of Swea City, Hans of Seattle, Wash., Fred of Fenton, Martin of Milan, El., and sisters, Caroline Pope of Moline, HI., (Mary) Mrs. Ed Malone of Rock Island, HI., (Ann) Mrs. Elmer Turmo of LaCrosse, Wis., (Amanda) Mrs. Fred Wolf of Davenport, (Frances) Mrs. Milton Dlviney of Conesvile and (Henrietta), Mrs. Russell Geronsin of Clinton. His parents, a sister and a brother preceded him in death. He was never married. Susan Moulton Of Algona Gets I.S.U. Award Susan Moulton, Algona, is among 14 Iowa high school graduates selected to receive special scholarships to Iowa State University this fall. Selection of the 14 who will receive $500 a year for four years, was made by the scholarship committee In oder to receive the scholarship for the final three years of school, the recipient must maintain an average of 3.0 The $500 scholarships differ from other scholarships at Iowa State in that the need for financial aid was not a factor in the selection of the 14 students- They were selected on the basis of their high school record, test scores and academic potential. today, Thursday, at 11 a. m. at Ashton, Iowa. Father Klein died Monday in a Sheldon hospital after a brief illness. He served the parish at Wesley from June, 1941 until August, 1958, when he went to Ashton. He had been retired in 1963. Burial will also be in Ashton. Father Klein was born at Granville and had served in parishes at LeMars, Bancroft, Wesley, Oto, Sioux City and Ashton. William Knoll, Well-Known In Area, Passes William A. Knoll, 82, well- known long-time resident of the Lone Rock and Algona areas, died at the Heritage Home, Bancroft, where he had lived the past two years, Thursday, Funeral services for Mr. Knoll were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Presbyterian church here, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial followed at the Burt township cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers . were Harlan Blanchard, William Tordoff, Ralph Bierstedt, Clair Blossom, Ornie Behrends and Henry Bunkofske. Born at Denver, Colo., Dec. 23, 1883, he was a son of William F. and Minnie Treptow Knoll. He was married to Sarah Martin at Burt Feb. 20, 1907 and she preceded him in death March 28, 1957, shortly after their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Knoll farmed in the Lone Rock area from 1909 until retirement in 1943 when they moved to Algona. He came to Kossuth county with his parents at an early age. Survivors include two dau-- ghters, Minnie (Mrs. A. L. Baker) Lone Rock, and Ardith (Mrs. Abner Holt), Ostrander, Minn.; a son, William, Lone Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Reid, Algona, and Mrs. Nellie Galbraith, Demming, New Mex.; two brothers, James, Burt, and Ben, Santa Ana, Cal.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Wesley Banker Takes Position In Wisconsin Stanton E. Christie, associated with Exchange State Bank, Wesley, for the past three years has accepted the position of Executive Vice President of the Grand Marsh State Bank, Grand Marsh, Wise, effective June 13. Mr. Christie served six years as Agricultural Representative and Loan Officer with National Bank of Burlington and for eight years as County Supervisor of Farmers Home Administration in southwest Iowa. He has been active in farm management and livestock circles. He was raised on a farm near Belmond, attended the Belmond Community High School and graduated in Agriculture from Iowa State University. Mr. Christie is President of Kossuth County Bankers Association, member of Elks Club, Iowa Association of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Pastor Gerike Gets Call To Des Moines 3 Car Crash Only Mar To *te Pastor G. J. C. Gerike, Trinity Lutheran church here, has received a call to a new ministry in Des Moines. The ministry is a two-fold one: Institutional missionary and chaplain (hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, etc): student pastor (various student groups, especially Drake U.) In the near future, voting members of Trinity will meet with Pastor Gerike to consider the call. Pastor Gerike began his ministry at Trinity in 1957. Are Held Here Noble L. Crouch, 58, a resident of Algona for 54 years, died Sunday at Veterans hospital, Des Moines, following a lingering illness. Funeral services for Mr. Crouch were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in McCullough's Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour officiating. Burial was at St. Olaf Lutheran cemetery, Bode. Pallbearers were Cornelius Zaugg, Eric Wlllrett, Earl Johns, Clarence Hentges, Clifford Blanchard and Ben Metzger. Born at Convith, Dec. 25,1907, Noble Crouch was a son of Delbert and Emma KnudtsonCrouch. Ne never married and was employed by Kossuth county for 17 years before ill health forced his retirement. He served in the armed forces during World Warn. He is survived by his mother, who lives here. A brother, LeRoy, preceded him in death in 1950. Elizabeth Baas Of Whittemore Dies Monday Mrs. Elizabeth W. Baas, 89, a lifelong resident of Whittemore, died Monday at St. Ann hospital, Algona. She had lived at the Good Samaritan Home here the past eight years. Funeral services for Mrs. Baas were held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday in St. Paul's Lutheran church, Whittemore, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Henry Bruhn, Wilmer Wichtendahl, Gerhard Hantelman, Orville Kressin, Roland Ostwald and Harlan Wehrspan. Born in Humboldt county, Sept. 28, 1876, Elizabeth Wilhelmina Wehrspan was a daughter of Herman and Katherine Weize Wehrspan. She was married to Herman Baas at Whittemore May 25, 1899 and he preceded here in death in 1949. A daughter, Edna, also" preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Tillie (Mrs. Robert Wegener), Whittemore; two sisters, Mrs. Molly Kressin, Algona, and Mrs. Clara Hicks, Dubuque; a brother, L. H, Wehrspan, Whittemore; eight grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Rites Held For Arthur Schultz Of Whittemore Funeral services for Arthur G. Schultz, 68, retired Whittemore farmer, were held in McCullough's Funeral Chapel here at 10 a. m. Tuesday, \/ith Rev. Merlin Davies officiating. Burial was at Plainview cemetery, Whittemore. .Pallbearers were Cecil and . Quentin Bjustrom, John Simpson, W. H. Meyer, Charles Kollasch and Richard Arend. Mr. Schultz, who never married, died Saturday at Veterans hospital, Knoxville. He was a veteran of World War I. He was born at Whittemore Nov. 6, 1897, a son of August and Bertha Muster Schultz, and farmed near there for many years. He is survived by two brothers Henry, Whittemore, and Walter, Burt. Road Block* Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and many other law enforcement officers in this area were called out during the wee hours early Friday after a car reportedly used in A break-in at Rolfe earlier, had been spotted heading in this direction, The auto must have chwsged course. Call Public Meeting Here For Civic Development Plan The city council agreed here Wednesday night, May 25, to hold an open hearing on a method of financing a general development plan for the city. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held Juno 7 at 7:30 p. m. at the city hall and is announced in a legal publication in this Inewspaper. Cost of the proposed study, which results in the development plan , has been set at $16,400 and Henningson, Durham and Richardson, Omaha, Nebr., specialists in this sort of work, would be hire'd for the job. However, it has been pointed out that two-thirds of this cost will be paid with federal funds IF the city desires. So $10,933 could come from the federal government and the balance, $5,467, from local taxes. The problem of financing the plan. The Omaha firm., which lias done this sort of tiling for cities and towns all over the midwest, makes a complete study of everything pertaining to city facilities, streets, sewers, ore 1 ' .ances and many other categories, puts it in book form for future reference and study. The last time anything similar to this was done here was in 1958. Two firms were contracted with by the council to complete a quantity of blacktopping and dust capping here tills summer. Everds Bros., Algona, will apply 60 blocks of seal coat and lay a mat on several blocks of city streets and alleys for about $19,200, while North Iowa Asphalt Co., also Algona, will dust cap 30blocksfor$l,200to$l,500. and named polling places, the courthouse, high school, Lucia Wallace school and Third Ward school for the coming TV election ; reappolnted Christine McCullough and Theo Chrischilles to the library board jnamed Paul Seeley to the board of adjustment, replacing Leon Laird; authorized Fire Chief Ralph Elbert and two firemen to attend a fire school at Ames; Issued a. Class B beer permit to the Hotel Algona; okayed attendance at the State Pistol Shoot at Des Moines for Police Chief Al Boekelman and Assistant Chief Rich Groen; approved a resolution in favor of using the new voting machines in the TV election June 15; and heard an offer from Wally Hill to buy a lot from the city, with no mee rting is aimed at solving the The coundl a PP° lnteci judges actlon **» on the latter matter ' happened: ,...........................•.•...•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.>.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.%!.;.:.:•:.:•:•:•:•:•:•:•>: Pare r\' Two Demolished But Only One Slight Injury A rattier complicated three- car mishap in which two cars were demolished and only one person slightly hurt occurred at 2:30 a. m. Sunday, a mile soutli and 1 1/4 miles west of Bancroft on a county gravel road. It was the only county accident of any consequence reported locally. A 2-car mishap near Lakota Sunday evening resulted in head injuries for a Jewell man. It is reported elsewhere in today's UDM. Nicholas J. Geesman, 19, Bancroft, sustained a slight cut above the eye and was treated by a doctor there. As pieced together by Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson, who went to Investigate, here's what Nine Share $9,365 Thompson Fund; Many Awards At AHS Commencement Intox Charges Bring $50 Fines In Court Here Three $50 fines *were levied in Mayor Bill Finn's court here during the weekend, Including a pair for intoxication. Lawrence L. Hanson and Gary L. Wickering, both of Ventura, paid that amount for intoxication and Cecil' E. Taylor, Sioux Rapids, was fined $50 for failing to have control of his vehicle. Others fined included Robert G. Faber, Algona, stop light, $5; David K. Roethler, Algona, improper backing, $5; and Henry Otto, Algona, falling to enter an intersection safely, $10. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Second Count OMVI Charge Is Filed Here Everett F. Grosser was charged with OMVI, second offense, in a county attorney's information filed in district court here this week. The charge was filed after the man was arrested east of Algona on McGregor Road April 14. Stow Grain Co. Is plaintiff and Theodore Plath, defendant, in a new matter filed. The plaintiff seeks $628.61 in settlement of a loan. Cum Laude Graduate Mt. Pleasant - Highest academic honors at lowaWesleyan's commencement exercises will go to five graduates. Graduates cum laude (with honors) included Brigitta Whittemore, Algona. Commencement exercises for Algona High School seniors, held at the new athletic field Tuesday night, were capped by presentation of a number of awards, with Principal Elgin Allen In charge. They went to the following: Delphian Society Art - Brad Kraft. Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Sharon Sundet. Business and Professional Women's Club - Sandi Haag. D. A. R. - Mike Stillman. Bel Canto Club - Kitty Hardgrove. Ingersoll Forensic - Gregg Buchanan. Minnie J. Coate Memorial (highest 4 - year grade point) - Barbara Medln. P. E. 0. - Jo Ann Cox. Soroptimist Club - Barbara Medln. Bar Association - Eliana Febles and Daniel Merryman. Larry Obrecht Memorial- Phil Taylor. Penny Dodds - Mary Cowan Award - Susan Moulton. Whittemore Woman's Club Barbara Medin. W. C. Dewel Award - Gregg Buchanan. Thompson Education Fund Bob Bradford, Wayne Christiansen, William Farnharn, Eliana Febles, Dianne Jensen, Jane Raney, Shirley Ringsdorf, Tom Samp and Helen Skow. Most of the awards were monetary, with the Thompson grants this year totaling $9,365, allotted to four classes. It was announced the value of the Thompson fund is now over $200,000 and recipients are chosen from those in the classes who would be obliged to borrow money or work his or her way In order to secure a college education. In addition, 24 members of the class were honored for main- taining a "B" or better average through four years of high school. They were: Arlene Anliker, Sally Bay, Gregg Buchanan, Mark Conn, Jo Ann Cox, Thomas Dailey, Eliana Febles, Jean Malueg, David Martin, Barb Medln, Sharon Menneke, Daniel Merryman, Susan Moulton, Ron Nelson, Martha Pendergast, Jane Raney, Thomas Samp, Margaret Schutter, John Snyder, Darlene Stevenson, Michael Stillman, Sharon Sundet, Phil Taylor, Carol Teeter and Judith Thomson. Four From Area Sworn In By Highway Patrol Five of the 64 new Iowa Highway Patrol officers sworn In Saturday following a six- week training course at Camp Dodge included five from this vicinity. Two Algonans were in the group John Gilbert, who has been assigned to Waterloo in District 9, and Dean D. Voster, who will serve at Missouri Valley In District 4. Richard M. Stuck!, formerly of Fenton and later a policeman at Spencer, has been assigned to Ogden in District 1, Norman R. Buenger, West Bend, will be at Holstein in District 5, and Edward A. Lynn, Boone, Is stationed at Swea City in District 7. After a one day "vacation" the new patrolmen reported for work Memorial Day. Bake Sale Algona C. D. A. will hold a bake sale this Saturday, June 4, at Hood's Super Valu. All members whose names begin with A thru L are asked to donate baked goods. Valedictorian At Garrigan High School, Kathy Besch Fr. Cecil Friedmann, supt. of 1 Garrigan High School here, presented awards to a number of seniors Sunday afternoon during commencement exercises at the school. The awards, not previously announced, went to the following: Valedictorian - Kathy Besch. Salutatorian - Stephen Schuller Religion and social studies Jane Arndorfer. English, 4 yrs. - Janet McGuire. Math, 4 yrs. - Chuck Geilenfeld. Foreign language - Bonnie Raising. Science - Tom Fuchsen. Homemaking - Florence McGuire. Perfect attendance , 4 yrs. <• Jane Arndorfer and Shirley Heimer. Bausch & Lomb - Steve Schulle'r. Betty Crocker - Kathy Elbert. National Merit - Stephen Eis* chen and Stephen Schuller. Business and Professional Women's Club - Sharon Ludwig. Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Jane Arndorfer. 90 percent (or above) ave., 7 semesters - Carol and Kathy Besch, Michelle Erpelding, Janet McGuire and Stephen Schuller. Kossuth Bar Assn. - Jane Arndorfer and Stephen Schuller. All members of the senior class received diplomas during the ceremonies. Cars driven by Geesrnan and Duane T. Dlers, 21, also of Bancroft, were parked, one In front of the other and one with parking lights on, on the west side of the road. A third car, driven by Richard C. McCarthy, 18, also of Bancroft, approached the scene from the south. It struck the Diers machine on the right front, then hit the right rear of the machine driven by Geesman. The McCarthy auto then hurtled into the east ditch and landed on its side. The Geesman auto wound up about halfway in the ditch, while the Diers auto remained on the road. The Geesman and McCarthy cars were smashed, while an estimated $100 damage resulted to the Diers vehicle. Diers was out of his auto at the time, but there were occupants In the Geesman car. All three drivers were charged. Geesman was charged with unlawful parking, Diers with no parking lights, and McCarthy with failing to give one-half of the traveled portion of the highway. Actually, Hudson had gone to the area to investigate a possible prowler, who went to a nearby house to use a phone and came upon the mishap "by accident." Man Hurt In Sunday Crash Near Lakota A 55-year old Jewell man, Axel T. Andersen, sustained a concussion and head lacerations when an auto driven by Kathryn M. Andersen, Jewell, and Rojeanne M. Westerlind, Bancroft, collided at the intersection of highways 169 and 9 north of Lakota Sunday at 6:10 p. m. Mr. Andersen was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital for treatment of his injuries. The Andersen auto was headed east, turning north, and the Westerlind car was headed south when the collision occurred. The Bancroft driver was charged with failing to stop by the highway patrol. Damage to the autos was estimated at $500 to each. 2-Car Mishap Here Friday A Graettinger man washospit* alized at St. Ann hospital follow* ing a two-car accident at 5;45 p. m. Friday north of Algona. Edwin Tindall sustained aback injury when his car collided with one driven by Russell Fisher of Titonka on highway 18 near the Hillcrest Trailer Court. TtadaJU, traveling west, was making a left turn into the trailer court. The Fisher car was going gast when the accident occurred, Tindall's car, hit on the bgQk half, went into the ditch. Sheriff Ralph Ujadhprst who in* vestigated, exttmates (Jamagesat $900 to each vehicle.