The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 23, 1966 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 23, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Jlbtncs ESTABLISHED •* •ecpnd class matter at the pottottiee at Alftona. low* A , _ _.. . . _ Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Concm* of March 3. 1«7» ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1966 16 tobtoM VOL. 101 NO. 64 Sef New jFgir^.A^i^nce Recprc/ Serve Over 10,000 Folks At Barbecue A record attendance for the lllth annual Kossuth County Fair totaled approximately 24,700. Gate attendance Tuesday was 4,300; Wednesday, 3,550; Thursday, 12,600; and Friday, 4,250. Grandstand attendance totaled 7,600, with almost 2,500watching stock car races Friday night. The grand champion baby beef, a Shorthorn owned by Dennis Uthof, Fenton, brought $41 per hundred during the livestock auction Friday morning, with the total price being $414.10, paid by Linde Implment Co. of Swea City. There were 251 beeves, 152 hogs and 61, head of sheep sold for a total of $73,419.69. The beeves brought $62,808.32; hogs, $9,208.69; and sheep, $1,402.68. David Stetzel, West Bend, owned the champion hog and it brought $47.50 per hundred, with Klein Farm Supply, Algona, buying it. Priebe Angus Farm, Algona, paid $33perhundredforthe grand champion lamb, owned by Joe and Bob Fett, LuVerne. Many animals were not sold, with some being retained for further showing at other fairs. According to figures released by Frank Moulton, 10,962 persons were served at the free Kossuth County barbecue. Total cost was approximately $6,500. There were about 55 sponsors, with 300 men working, with 120 from other Kossuth towns. In sheep grading, William Fritz and Sons, Wesley, showed the champion Hampshire ewe; Dennis Hanson, Swea City, champion Sulfolk ewe; Jerome Anderson, Ledyard, champion South Downs ewe; William Fritz and Sons, champion Columbia ewe. William Fritz and Sons showed the champion pen of fat lambs and Bernhard Bros., Fenton, the individual fat lamb champion and reserve fat lamb champion. In the barrow show Thursday, Peter Erpelding and Sons, Algona, showed the grand champion, with W. J. Stewart, Burt, having the reserve grand champion. In market judging, Poland China grand champion sow was shown by Peter Erpelding, Algona; reserve by Mark Reding, Ottosen. Neal O'Brien, Algona, showed tbe champion Duroc Jersey sow, with Mike Paul, Swea City, having the reserve. In Chester Whites, Harvey E. Work, Jr., Swea City, had the champion sow, with Timothy Work, Swea City, showing the reserve, In Hampshires, Joseph A. Skow, Wesley, showed the champion, with Bernhard Bros., Fenton, showing the reserve. In Spots, Behnkendorf, Bradgate. showed the champion sow and reserve champion. to beef judging, Harold Bos- wort'i of Algona, showed tbe grand, senior and junior cham- Hildreth Pettit Injured Badly In Accident A well-known Whittemore area man, Hildreth Pettit, 55, sustained multiple injuries in a freak fall near Irvtngton Saturday. Mr. Pettit was rushed to St. Ann hospital here by ambulance, suffering from a broken pelvis, dislocated hip, shoulder injury and possible internal injuries. He was helping a couple of farmers move a corn crib near the Herman Becker farm east of Irvington when the mishap occurred. They had the crib on the road and the roof of the structure became caught on some wires overhead. Mr. Pettit climbed on the building and went up to try and release the wires. When the wire was released, it snapped and knocked him to the ground, 20 feet below. Mr. Pettit farms near Whittemore. tt&*&&f&f^^ pion female Jersey; Matthew R. Clark, Algona, showed the grand, senior and junior champion female Jersey; Kent Seely showed the champion Shorthorn female, with Dale Farrow, Led- . yard, having the reserve. Kent Seely also showed the champion Shorthorn bull, as well as the reserve champion. John Henry, Algona, showed the champion Angus bull. Philip Ruger, Fenton, swept the field with champion, senior and junior champions. Champion Angus female was shown by Donald Erpelding, Bode, with reserve being shown by John Henry, Algona. Cattle -4-H: Grand Champion — Dennis Uthof, Fenton, champion, Shorthorn; reserve champion- Lenora Hilbert, LuVerne, Angus; Barbara Pompe, Whittemore - reserve Shorthorn champion ; Kathy Jensen, Lone Rock - Holstein champion; Janice Erpelding, Bode - champion Holstein. 4-H Lambs: Grand Champion fat lamb Joe Fett, Algona; reserve — Joe Fett, Algona; reserve -Robert Bernhard, Fenton; showmanship - Don Bernhard, Fenton; grand championship pen of three - Joe Fett; reserve- Bob Fett; champion carcass lamb, Don Bernhard. In 4-H judging at the fair, a number of entries were chosen to go to the State Fair at Des Moines. These included Kathleen Plathe, St. Joe, pajamas; Becky Tielebein, Algona, dress; Linda Dodds, Algona, blouse; Kathy Lallier, Algona, skirt; Mary Harig, Algona, housecoat; Linda Beal, Wesley, blouse ; Anna Menz, Lone Rock, lined suit; Bridget Oiim, Bancroft, jumper ; Linda Meehlhause, Algona, slacks; and looa Metzger, Whittemore, play blouse. Grand champion of tbe 4-H girls' judging were tbe Algona f ^^ 1966 Grand Champion Baby Beef :^ Two Cars Are When Dennis Uthof s baby beef, Pinky, was named grand champion at the Kossuth County Fair Wednesday, it marked the second straight victory for a Uthof animal here. A year earlier, Dianne Uthof, 13, won the same title with her 960 pound shorthorn- and both are children of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin III I J I Uthof, Fenton. Dianne was amember of the Fenton Progressors 4-H WrPf IfPn 111 Club, and Dennis, 17, and a 1966 graduate of Sentral high school " • VVllVU III where he played basketball and baseball, is a member of the same club. Pinky was six months old when Dennis got him from a South Dakota breeder - and by the time he was ribboned Wednesday, had blossomed into a 1,015 pound animal. And Pinky is a half- brother to Dianne's winner in 1965. Dennis has been a 4-H member for eight years. He had the reserve champion Angus this year and the champion in the same class last August - so top finishes are nothing new to him. He plans to attend Estherville Junior College this fall. Leaders of the Progressors are Kenneth Johnson and Darrel Dreyer. (UDM Polaroid Photo by Don Smith) X**!**^^ A.O.K.'s who showed the4-H'ers Dream, depicting the various activities of 4-H work. Grand championship of the boys' activities were the Cresco Boys, who showed a small tree with 4-H emblems and activities on each branch. In judging in the horse show, Jean Abbott, Algona, won a first prize in sucking colt and pleasure horse. Chuck Bell, Algona, won first in suckling colt pony, and Tom Kinseth took first with his mare with colt in halter, Eppo Bulten, first, with his yearling pony colt and first with his yearling colt pleasure horse. Tim Ley, Lakota, was first with his western pleasure horse under saddle and bis western pleasure pony under saddle and Kevin Fett, Algona, won a first with his yearling colt pony. FIRE Early one Sunday morning fire destroyed the 85-year old Fairview Congregational Christian church south of Stuart, It was struck by lightning, Herman Mitfag, Algonan, Dies; Funeral Held Services for Herman Mittag, 85, retired area farmer, were held Monday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran church here, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch of Whittemore officiating. Burial followed at Lotts Creek cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Mittag died Thursday at a nursing home at Fort Dodge. He was born at Clyman, Wise. March 16,1881 and married Agnes Ohm Oct. 21,1904. They farmed near Lotts Creek for many years prior to his retirement in 1959 when he became a resident of Algona. Mrs. Mittag preceded him in death in 1951. Survivors include three sons, Everett and Ferdinand, Des Moines, and Hugo, Webb, la. Crash Here An Algona girl, Susan L. Moulton, 18, sustained a cut under the chin and two autos were demolished and a pickup truck damaged in a mishap here at 1:24 p.m. Sunday on East State street. Miss Moulton was charged with failing to have control after the mishap, which was investigated by police. She was treated by a local doctor and released. She was headed west and according to the report, apparently lost control, then hit the accelerator instead of the brake with her foot and the auto she was driving struck an almost-new car owned by Dennis D. Bradley, Afton, parked beside the street. The Bradley car then swung into a pickup owned by Everds Bros., inflicting an estimated $75 damage. At 12.-40 p.m. the same day, an auto driven by Joel A. Priebe, 16, Lone Rock, went out of control, slammed into a ditch and overturned a mile north and 3/4 mile east of Whittemore. The youth was charged with failing to have control by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. The Priebe auto came up behind another car and the driver had to turn left to avoid hitting the other vehicle in tbe rear, sending tbe machine inter the ditch, Damage was estimated at $400 to the auto and $25 to a fence nearby.

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