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Th* "HRST-OF-THE-WTOC" Tabloid . . . Upper ISTAIUSHB IMS TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1966 U B«»M tobtoM VOL 101 NO. 62 Youth Admits 11 Break- Ins S%^&y&^:*:*:*:*^:*^^ Mabel Strayer CO-OP Exchange . Annual Meeting Passes Here; set, Lone Rock Funeral Held Mabel Helen Strayer, 60, Algona, lifelong resident of Kossuth county, died at St. Ann hospital Sunday. She and her husband, Kenneth, moved to Algona from a farm near Burt 2 1/2 years ago. Funeral services for Mrs. Strayer were slated for 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Presbyterian church, with Mr. Keith Strayer officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers included Walter Campney, Harold Sabin, Melvin Alt, Quinten Bjustrom, William Dodds and Rudy Peter. Born at Burt, April 22,1906r Mabel Helen Godden was a daughter of Clark and Anna Jepsen Godden. She married Kenneth Strayer at Burt Feb. 9, 1930 and was a member of the Presbyterian church. Besides her husband, survivors include two daughters, Virginia (Mrs. Donald Will), Renwick, and Delores (Mrs. Melvin Zumach), Whittemore; two sons, Donald, Burt, and Larry, Ft. Dodge; her mother, Mrs. Godden, Algona; 11 grandchildren; five sisters and two brothers. City Budget Passed; Millage Is Hiked 3.2 The 1967 budget for the city of Algona was approved during a meeting of the council Wednesday evening - with an increase of $27,117 in money to be raised by taxation - or a jump of 3.2 mills. Total budget, including Municipal Utilities, is $1,572,824, up $181,793 from the current year. A complete rundown in recent weeks in this newspaper explained the increases, etc. Tax asking for 1967 is $245,407, compared with $218,290 for 1966. The proposed translator TV system was discussed and it was learned a letter had been .. received from a bonding attorney in Des Moines which said the city has no authority to issue bonds to finance the project. A letter from a resident, Mrs. Hugh Pierce, stated she felt there are many citizens in the city couldn't afford the taxes necessary to pay for the project. Claim Dollar* Four of the five persons circled in the Ridiculous Day photos, in a recent issue of the UDM received a dollar when they came to our office and identified themselves. They were Mike Arend, Dean Bennett and Edna Danielson, Algona, and Mrs. Earl Fuoss, Whittemore. LONE ROCK - The annual meeting of the Lone Rock Co- Op Exchange will be held Thursday evening, Aug. 23, in the Lone Rock school gym. The meeting will start at 8 p.m. and will review the past years business, elect dirctors and discuss all new business. There will be. a speaker, drawings for prizes and lunch will be served by the ladies of the Lone Rock Presbyterian church. L. W. Geitzenauer is manager of the Exchange and Ralph Bierstedt, sec. Well-Known Lakota Lady Dies Thursday Funeral services for a longtime Lakota resident, Miss .Emma Gutknecht, 83, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lakota Presbyterian church. Burial was at the Lakota cemetery. Miss Gutknecht died Thursday morning at the Timely Mission Home in Buffalo Center where she had been a resident several months. She was born June 6, 1883 at Avoca, Wis. and came to Lakota with her parents, the August Gutkhechts, as a child. For many years she operated a millinery and sewing shop in Lakota, was a 4-H leader for 25 years, a member of the Presbyterian church and active in its women's affairs. The church presented her with special honors for her work in church missions. Survivors are a sister and brother Miss Lena and Edward of Lakota, a foster daughter, Mrs. Burdette Hoeppner of Lakota and three grandchildren. To Hire Director The Kossuth County Civil Defense Council met at Burt Aug. 12 to consider the matter of appointing a director for Kossuth county. The Director chosen by the council will probably be asked to serve as temporary director for such time as it may take to complete a basic CivU Defense plan for the county. Salary being considered for a permanent director will be from $5,000 to $5,500per annum. Application blanks may be obtained from William J. Finn, chairman of the Kossuth county Civil Defense council. Guard Is Home Officers and men of the Algona unit of the Iowa National Guard arrived home Saturday at 5:30 p.m. after two weeks of field training at Camp Ripley, Minn. Free feed Smash! The watermelon feed, sponsored by Algona service clubs for local Little League baseball and Girls' Softball League players, coaches and umpires, was a smashing success here Wednesday evening. * Both of the photos above show the results of the feed. In the top picture, Tim McGuire, who played for the Tigers in the American League during the recent season, is almost ear-deep in juicy melon, while a group of girls' softball players and Little Leaguers are too busy eating to talk. The event started with a short baseball game between players from the Senior League and National League, and clean-up after the watermelon was all eaten was accomplished by the Algona fire department, which scrubbed the concrete tennis court area where the feed was held with a hose. (UDM Polaroid Photos) ^StS>S!^^^^ Two Fires Algona firemen answered two fire calls Saturday. The first occurred at 8:30 a.m. when an engine in an auto on a farm six miles south of the city caught fire, causing extensive damage, and the second was about 11:30 p.m. when a small blaze was quickly extinguished on the lower roof of Van's Cafe. Fair Now On Activities began in earnest at the Kossuth County Fair here today (Tuesday), although some judging was held Monday. A full week, through Friday night, of entertainment, exhibits, etc., plus the big free beef barbecue^ will be featured during the annual event. Don't miss- it. Admits Spree Here During Two Months Algona's series of break-ins during the months of June and July, 11 in all, was solved Saturday when a 14-year old rural Livermore boy (who reportedly lives on a farm in Kossuth county) admitted to Police Chief Al Boekelman and Sheriff Ralph Linclhorst that he had perpetrated the crimes. The youth also implicated two others, one 12 and one 15 years of age, stating that one of the two kept a lookout while he severely damaged the interior of the library and that both were with him when he entered the concession stand near the swimming pool. The youth's arrest followed extensive investigation of the break-ins, but came as the result of the alertness of Policeman Pete Jorgenson, who spotted the boy looking into the rear windows at Glenn's DX station on State street here at 12:30 a.m..Saturday. Jorgenson picked him up and he was taken to the police station where his Indentity was obtained and he was released. He was later picked up and questioned Saturday morning by Boekelman and Linclhorst. At that time, he admitted the 11 break- ins. According to his statement, the . crimes were committed June 11 and 16, July 8, 9 and 29. June 11, he stated he entered the A & W root beer stand; June 16, Frank's Service Station; July 8, the Diagonal Cafe and Mary Ann's Cafe; July 9, the concession stand at the swimming pool and the library; and July 29, Elk Cleaners, VFW, Dairy Queen, Morck's warehouse and the drop box at the local post office. In practically all cases, all he obtained was small amounts of money, however, at Morck's he took a typewriter and at the postal box he managed to get some letters that had been mailed earlier. Undoubtedly, the most severe damage occurred at the library where several acts of vandalism were committed, apparently with a knife. Federal authorities were called in after the mall was taken from the drop box and also investigated the matter. According to Police Chief Boekelman, all three will be charged. The 14-year - old was to be turned over to juvenile authorities, possibly Monday, for action in the matter. Fair Winner W. J. Stewart, well-known Hurt Duroc breeder, exhibited a 212- pound animal which copped the championship in the open barrow show at the North Iowa Fair at Mason City Friday night. The hog won over a field of 53 animals.