The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 28, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 28, 1966
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The "FIRST-OMHE-WttK" Tabloid . . . Slgtrnn Upper jHaineg ESTABLISHED 1865 tntered as (econd class matter at the postotflce at Aldoni, Iowa (SOS11). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Confreu 6t March 3, J81B TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1966 - 16 pages tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 49 Hold Funeral Monday For Mishap Victim Funeral - services for Mabel Marie Irelan, 64, Algona resident for the past 33 years, were held Monday at 10:30 a. m. in the Methodist church, with Rev. W. R. Noland officiating. Burial will be later. McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Irelan, well-known Algona lady, was killed instantly in a 2-car crash near Livermore Tuesday. Her husband was seriously injured in the same mishap and remains in a Ft. Dodge hospital. Mabel M. McClure, daughter of Obediah and Sarah Smith McClure, was born .Sept. 3, 1901 in Davis county, Iowa. She married W. Carl Irelan June 2, 1923 and they came to Algona in 1933. He was a farm appraiser for an insurance company prior to retirement. Besides her husband, survivors include a daughter, Jo Ellen (Mrs. Robert Middleton), Riverside, Calif.; two grandchildren; a sister, Lena (Mrs. Earl Fane), Eldon, la.; and a brother, Ross McClure, Covina, Calif. Bertha Gink Of Algona Dies; Tuesday Rites Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Bertha) Cinkj, 77, well- known Algona resident, were held at 9:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph's cemetery, Wesley, and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Robert, Edward and Louis Cink, Richard and William Robinson and Thomas Stoffel. Mrs. Cink died at Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge Saturday morning. She was the daughter of Frank Ciha and Anna Novatna and was born Aug. 25, 1888 in Czechoslovakia. She married Frank Cink at Wesley May 25, 1909 after coming to Wesley a year earlier. They moved to the Algona area in 1943. Survivors include her husband; a son, Julius, Algona; three daughters, Ruth (Mrs. E. E. Robinson), Algona, Frances (Mrs. Mike Stoffel), Wilmar Minn., and Lillian (Mrs, W. J. Watts), Oxnard, CaL; two sisters, Anna (Mrs. George Cink), Wesley, and Rose (Mrs. Frank Strnad), Czechoslovakia; a brother, James Ciha, Orwell, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren, A son preceded her in death in service during World War U. She was a member of the C.D.A. and a Gold Star Mother. Titonka To Vote July 22 On A School Expansion Titonka school district voters will cast ballots, Friday, July 22, on a $230,000 bond issue for building and furnishing an addition to the present system. A vote of 60% is required to carry. Four rooms for classes, a lunch kitchen, storage and science rooms, boiler room and lobby are included in the proposed new addition. A tax increase ofapproximatley2.7mills per $1,000 assessed valuation would be the cost if the measure passes. First Lutheran Church Plans A New Home By unanimous vote of the members present, the congregation of First Lutheran Church, Algona, approved the preliminary sketches for their new church plant. The sketches were presented by Willis E. Schellberg, Architect, of Forest City. They are the result of over two years of 'study and planning by members of the local church and members of the architect's staff. The church will be built on a three-acre tract at the east end of North Street, purchased in 1962 from the Smith estate. Adjacent areas of this field are now being platted for future building by David Smith. The sanctuary of the new church will be a tetrahedrally shaped center seating 216, with provisions for overflow seating of at least 100 more people. Offices, classrooms, a fellowship hall seating 175, and auxilliary facilities will be housed in two low-roofed wings radiating from the sanctuary. Provision has been made for future additions to these areas. Cost of structure has been estimated at $180,000.00 completely furnished and landscaped. This includes air conditioning, extensive carpet, sufficient off- street parking for all cars, and a circular drive to the main doors. There will be no steps whatever in the building. The Building Committee, led by Chairman Vernon Jensen, is now completing detailed planning looking toward an early fall start of construction. Promotion For Local Man Luke Hartman, assistant manager at the Graham store in Algona since last October, has been named assistant manger of the new Graham store nearing completion in Ottumwa, which is also the headquarters of the Iowa firm. The new store contains 15,000 square feet. Ray Friedrich of Algona, a recent graduate of the Distributive Education Course at Algona high, will take over Barman's duties here, Brail Wright, local store manager said. Coin Club Show, Hobby Displays Draw 200 Visitors Here Sunday Several hundred persons visited the show and auction held Sunday at the K.C. hall here by the Kossuth ..County Coin Club. While coins, on display and up for auction, were the chief centers of interest, visitors found a variety of other hobbies on display also. One of them is pictured above, arranged by Mrs. Bud Montgomery of Garner, a collection of campaign buttons dating from 1892, when Cleveland ran against Harrison. Other special coin collections included those of Ed Thilges, Bud Montgomery, Dick Palmer, Louis Henrickson, Lewis Ferguson, Melvin Kern and Harry Peters, and others. Further details on this show will be found in Thursday's paper. (UDM photo). ___ Passes Here; Funeral Held Mrs. Belle M. Kelly, 72, Algona resident for the past nine years, died at St. Ann hospital Saturday morning. Funeral services were today (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. in McCullough Funeral Chapel, with Rev. W. R. Noland officiating. Burial followed at Waucoma, la. Born at Waucoma, April 30, 1894, Belle Margaret Crider was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Crider. She married Theodore M. Kelly at Dubuque. He operates a clock business here. Besides her husband, survivors include two sons, Maurice, El Cajon, Cal., and Lawrence, Los Angeles; four brothers, Clayton, Elkader; Ray, Elgin; Lauren, Waucoma; and Virgil, West Union; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Algona Population Gain Set At 272 A population gain in Algona, since the last Federal census of 1960, of 272 was indicated in the first unofficial tabulations resulting from the special census just completed. Census supervisor Mrs. Gladys Bell said that it is customary to deduct 10 from the first totals to allow for possible errors, which would make the net total 262. The unofficial tabulation would give Algona a population of 5,974, minus the 10 for possible errors. Based on this figure, Mayor Bill Finn said Algona should receive an additional $2,600 a year in funds from state road use taxes and state liquor store profit refunds. This was the purpose of the special census. If the figures turn out as indicated, Algona would gain financially. The cost of the census is estimated at $1,400. One Driver Is Charged, Three Mishaps Friday Funeral Pending Mrs. Henry C. Johannsen, well-known Algona lady, died at St. Ann hospital here at 9 p. m. Sunday. Her death came exactly one week after she and her husband, a well-known contractor here, had observed their golden wedding anniversary. Rites for her were pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel at press time. A complete obituary will appear in the next edition of the UDM. Let Contracts Merryman Bridge Construction Co. of Algona was low bidder with a quote of $85,960.43 for four new bridges on Kossuth county roads, at a letting held last week by the county. Elmer Dole, Irvington, was low bidder at $42,145 and $89,644 on two graveling projects. Father Succumbs The father of Mrs. Robert Bomgaars, Edwin Lenning of Clear Lake, died last Wednesday there. Funeral services were held Saturday at Clear Lake. Three mishaps were investigated in this area Friday. As a result, one driver was charged and $1,100 damage to property reported. Charged was Marvin D. Grisham, 21, Algona, whose auto was demolished Friday night on highway 169 when it rolled and struck the east fence of the fairgrounds. He was charged with a stop sign and no driver's license violations. Damage to the auto was estimated at $800. At 11:55 p.m., an auto driven by Randall E. Opheim, 17, Mason City, sustained $200 damage when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree at Call State Park. • At. 4:45 p.m., a car driven by Viola M, Becker, 43, Burt, went Into a ditch in Portland township and struck a fence. The mishap resulted when strawberries, on the car seat beside her, started to slide to the floor.

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