The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 13, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 13, 1966
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BY RUSS WALLER Somewhat unusual is the simultaneous announcement by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. Larsen of rural Armstrong of the engagement of their daughters. Caryl Larsen is engaged to wed Gerald Thompson of Swea City, and Carmen Larsen will become the bride of John Far well of Cedar Rapids. Caryl is a senior at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. Carmen is teaching in the Manitowoc, Wise, school system. * * * On quite a few occasions, it seems that Phil Diamond, when in need of change has simply stepped in next door at the Smoke Shop, and asked Bob Dreyer to help out. The other day Dreyer found himself in need of one dollar bills, so he stepped in at Phil's place and asked, "Can I get some ones for a ten, or will I have to go to the bank ?" Phil was ready: "You'll have to go to the bank, and while you're there get me 25 ones." * * * Our columnist, Grace, recounts a party of some years back in her column in this issue, and delves into the subject of chaperones. We have never exactly thought of Bill Steele as a chaperone, but it seems that in earlier vintage he was the choice for exactly this duty. You'll find out more in Woman's World. * * * If you've been following the doings at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, you may have the same feeling that we do. Unless you want to wind up in London, better steer clear of it. Twice in the last week, innocent folks have walked out and boarded planes, thinking they were 'headed for New York and Miami, only to wind up in London because of some oversight by traffic personnel. * * * The season isn't as far away as you might think, and the Salesmen's Bureau here is looking ahead. . . . October 22 they are putting on a Pancake Day at the High School Annex with the proceeds going to a worthy cause .... they will buy Santa Claus a new suit so that he can look his best on his next appearance here. * * * Just a word of praise for a couple of young men'Who have been giving their all on the gridiron here. . . . Young Phil Bode required 17 stitches to bind a wound suffered in AHS scrimmage, which resulted in sophomore Randy Calhoun getting into action last Friday night .... then Randy got a broken bone in his hand and still. played right on almost to the end .... the injury came to light afterward. * * * This coming Saturday night is the night that Garrigan's 1966 powerhouse will break into the Top Ten in Iowa high school football circles, provided they knock off highly-rated Carroll Kuemper .... and they can do it .... Garrigan has been moving up in the Second Ten, and this game, if victorious, should put them into the top echelon. Gear 'em up, Beanie! * * * In the UDM's own football guessing contest, the last two weeks have been won by our Jack Purcell, and we may have to disqualify him from further competition .... and we had better mention, for the sake of peace in the . family, that the Little Woman was second, last Saturday, one point farther off than Jack in high game total. This contest is not to be confused with the Grid Guessers Contest - but UDM and Midwest Printing personnel are not eligible in the regular contest. * * * Seems that around Ringsted it isn't horse thieves, it'shearse thieves 1 * * * MAYBE WE'D BE JUST a little better off, and wiser, if we paid a little more attention to Senator Fulbright, * * * Famous Last Line - Say, I see that in Libya they pay high school students $100 a month to attend classes^- why can't, we do that here ? Clftaf Pictures — Mere News — Largest Circulation Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered «i.« second riass matter at Ihc postotfice at Aleona. Iowa (50511), Nov. I, 1032, under Act oJ Congress of March 3. 1870 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1966 18 Page* - 2 Section* VOL. 101 NO. 78 Alaonans Wed 50 Years An open house will be held Sunday, October 16, from 2 to 4 p. m. at Trinity Lutheran church, Algona, in observance of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Baas of Algona. Their children will be hosts. All friends and relatives are invited. They request no gifts. (Glenn's Studio Photo) Juveniles Admit Thefts Of Two Cars In County Two juvenile boys, one 14, the other 15, from Lake Crystal, Minn., were apprehended at Storm Lake early Sunday after a car theft spree that took them through- Kossuth county. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood and local police were in on investigation of the matter. The pair started out from their homes, and headed toward Iowa after taking a car at Garden City, Minn. About 8 a.m. Saturday, they stopped at the Kenneth Studer farm near Lakota and asked Mr: Studer if they could borrow some gas, for, the^yehicle, ..___. Mr. Studer gave them some gas, then notified Wood. Later, a car owned by Wendell Dietrick, Dallas, Tex., was stolen at Titonka - and the two boys were seen by a local resident there. The car in which the pair was riding when they stopped at 'Studer's was left at Titonka. They apparently then headed for Algona, because the Texas auto was later found parked near the Universal Mfg. Co. plant on Diagonal street here. According to the youths, they then walked along the Milwaukee railroad tracks to the Al Erpelding home, four miles east of Algona. They took a car owned by Mr. Erpelding there. The Erpelding car was then driven by the boys to the Rembrandt, la. vicinity where they ran into a ditch. They admitted to a sheriff's deputy from Storm Lake that they had stolen the Erpelding auto and told the story . of the entire escapade. Both of the boys are freshmen in high school. It is probable they will be returned to Minnesota to face car theft charges in juvenile court. Funeral Services Here For Wm. Kern Pending Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kern, Parents of William F. Kern, specialist 4th, U. S. Army, who was killed in action in Viet Nam last week, were notified Tuesday that their son's body had arrived in San Francisco. Arrangements were being made today for funeral services here. Complete details of William's death, the first casualty from Kossuth county in the Viet Nam war, were in Tuesday's issue of this paper. Lt. Col. Ellsworth Nelson of Humboldt, representing the Department of Defense, was to be in Algona this morning to visit the parents. Military rites will be held here, either the latter part of the week or next Monday. McCullough's are in charge of local arrangements. All of the brothers and sisters of William will be here for the services. Kenneth, also in the army, was reached through military authorities at Fort Sill, Okla. and arrived in Algona Tuesday. Memorial Fund Started Here For Bill Kern Members of the 1964 graduating class of Algona High School announced Tuesday they have set up a memorial fund in the memory of Bill Kern, a member of the class who became Kossuth county's first casualty in the Viet Nam war last weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kern, parents of the deceased young soldier, are trustees of the fund, which will be maintained at Home Federal Savings and Loan Assn. here. Some of the funds will be used each year to furnish flowers for his grave. Bill, 21, died in action sometime during the weekend and had been injured last April by a sniper, also while in action in Viet Nam. It was thought he had returned to action late in August after recovering from his earlier wound. Notification of his death came to Mr. and Mrs. Kern here early Sunday. Youth, 19, Former Resident, Dies James R. Cody, 19, Clear Lake youth who was killed Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle missed a curve near Latimer, was a one-time resident of Algona, having been born here Oct. 11, 1946. He was a son of Mr. and Mr^. Robert F. Cody of Clear Lake, and a student at Drake University, where he was returning at the time of the accident. Three Mishaps In Area, Two Charges Filed Three mishaps were reported in this area during the past weekend, with two occurring Sunday and the other Friday. There were no personal injuries reported. Two drivers were charged with violations. At 2:10 a.m. Sunday, an auto driven by William L. Fraser, 23, Algona, struck the rear of a car driven by Donald M. Hilbert, 27, LuVerne, resulting in an estimated $500 damage to the Algona vehicle and $300 damage to the Hilbert machine. Both autos were headed north on South Phillips street here at the time. Fraser apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his auto and was charged with following too closely. Police investigated. An hour earlier, autos driven by John M. Mathei, 65, Ledyard, and Bruce R. Smith, 25, Blue Earth, collided on highway 169, 3 1/2 miles south of Elmore. Both vehicles were headed south and damage to the vehicles was estimated at $225. The mishap was reported to the sheriff's office here Monday morning. A pickup - car mishap four miles east of Ledyard on highway 169 at 7:20 p.m. Friday resulted in a signal charge against Cyril J. Miller, 53, Lakota, driver of the pickup. His pickup and a car driven by Roger D. Neuman, 21, Lakota, were headed north when Miller began a left turn as Neauman was starting to pass. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $325 by Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. Is Fined $300 For OMVI In District Court Everett F. Grosser was fined $500 and costs in district court here during the week by Judge Murray Underwood on an OMVI charge, second offense. Appeal bond in the matter was set at $750. One new case was filed. Rex Kooyman, plaintiff, filed a petition against C. R. and Ronald Bronson, defendants, charging the latter with deceit and fraud as the result of a construction contract entered into May 3, 1966. The contract was for $14,500 and a portion of the price, $4,000 was allowed for a mobile home owned by the plaintiff. « The home was never completed and the plaintiff asks that title to the mobile home be re-issued to him. Good Neighbors At Ericksons A large group of neighbors of Mrs. Alfred Erickson, who lives on a farm about four miles southwest of Algona, gathered there with combines and other equipment after dinner Wednesday Oct. 5, and combined beans. The job took about two hours, with 11 combines on the job to take care of the 40 or 50 acres. Cy Venteicher of Algona furnished gasoline for the job. Women who served lunch were Mesdames Ken Roethler, Ed Frideres, Vic Rochleau, Marvin Kramer, Gerald Rochleau, Arthur Gade and Cy Venteicher. Men who worked are shown above. In the back row, left to right, are Don Maasdam, Gerald Rochleau, Robert Casey, Julius Winkel, Edmund Frideres, Eugene Rochleau, Ronald Sabin, Howard bong and Harold Sabin. Second row, left to right, Cy Venteicher, Gary Dodds, Jim Reefer, Harold Bosworth, Lamont Wellendorf/ Marvin Kramer, George Wildin, Jim Wildin, John Simon and Arthur Thilges. Front row, left to right, Art Gade, W. H. Bosworth, Donald Erickson, Marvin Kollasch, Victor Rochleau and Ken Roethler. The men completed the good deed for Mrs. Erickson, whose husband, Alfred, died Sept. 7. The photo was snapped by Mrs. Roethler, File Damage Suit Here For $75,000, Auto Fatality Case A damage suit, which asks $75,000 as a result of the accidental death of Mrs. Clarence Canaday in an auto mishap April 10, 19G5, was filed this week in district court here. Plaintiff is Clarence Canaday, • administrator of the estate of Jean G. Canaday, deceased, and defendants Catherine A. and Roxanne L. Schade, The petition names Catherine A. Schadeasownerofapassenger car which was driven by Roxanne L. Schade at the time of the mishap. According to the petition, the auto was headed toward Allison, la. while a group of Algona students, with Mrs. Canaday as chaperone, were on a trip to an FBLA meeting at Cedar Falls. The tragedy occurred as the auto was returning to Algona. Mrs. Canaday, the petition says, was asked to chaperone in a car with the group of girls and was killed in the mishap, which occurred on highway 14 near Allison. A line of cars was approaching a bridge, it was raining and the pavement was wet. The petition claims Roxanne L. Schade speeded up to pass a car ahead and struck the bridge structure on the left side of the highway, and alleges the driver was negligent in operating the vehicle. At the time of her death, Mrs. Canaday was 40 years of age, the wife of Clarence Canaday and mother of four children, ranging in age from 11 to 18. The $75,000 damages being sought are for loss of Mrs. Canaday as wife and mother. Politics Warm Up; G.O.P. Caravan To Tour County With the general election of 1966 less than a month away, both major political parties and their candidates were getting into high gear in Kossuth county. General election date is Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Democrats had a caravan roll into the area recently, headed by Gov. Harold Hughes and Congressman Stanley Greigg, and preceded that with a mid-sum mer rally and banquet. Now the Republicans are also centering their activities on Kossuth county for at least one day, with a caravan tour slated to arrive in the county, Friday, Oct. 14. Headliner on this caravan is Wiley Mayne, Republican, who is opposing incumbent Stanley Greigg for the 6th district Congressional seat. The Republican caravan will assemble at West Bend at 8:30 a. m., Friday, and kickoff the tour from there. Stops will be made at Whittemore at 9:10a.m., Fonton at 9:40 a. m., Lone Rock 10:30 a. m., Burt at 10:50 a. m., Bancroft at 11:30 a. m., and Swea City at noon, where a lunch will be served in the Legion club to which the public is invited. Following lunch the first stop is Ledyard at 1:15 p. m., Lakota at 1:45 p. m., Titonka at 2:30 p. m., Wesley at 3:20 p. m., LuVerne at 4:20 p. m., and then into Algona for the evening. Chester Schoby, Kossuth Republican chairman, is in charge of planning the tour, , in this area. A smorgasbord dinner will be served at 6:30 p. m. at the Johnson House, "Dutch Treat." Following that, Mr. Mayne will go to the Republican headquarters in Algona, and visit campaign workers and others who stop by, and he will then attend the Homecoming game between Sentral and Woden-Crystal Lake at Fenton. - o - DEMOCRATS ALSO OPEN HEADQUARTERS Kossuth Democrats have also opened a county headquarters, four doors west of the Algona Theatre, and a block up the street from the GOP headquarters. Raymond Steven, Jr. of Corwith has been named in charge of a youth group to campaign for party candidates, and anyone between 17 and 22 can contact him at headquarters Saturday mornings. Mancil Hurlburt, Democratic candidate for state representative, has also announced that he will be at the headquarters each Friday from 3 to 9 p. m. until election day to meet and talk with anyone so desiring. The Democratic Women's Club will staff the headquarters which will be open from 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. daily and on Fridays to 9 p. m. Tractor Fire A tractor being used to pick corn on the Henry farm, three miles west of Algona, caught fire late Tuesday morning and Algona firemen had to be called to extinguish the blaze, which caused unestimated damage. Firemen were called at 11:40 a.m. after the Henry brothers failed to smother the flames with dirt. Tom Henry was driving the tractor when it flared up. Mishap Here '''' '' When Sim Leigh, 83, well-known Irvington area farmer, turned east on State street from South Dodge street here at 4:35 p. m. Monday, all sorts of strange things happened. In the mele that followed immediately, five autos were trapped in a chain reaction mishap that resulted in an estimated $1,100 damage. Mr. Leigh was charged by local police who investigated with failing to have control of his auto - and it is possible that a momentary blackout of Mr. Leigh caused the whole thing. Mr. Leigh was headed north before turning east on State. He turned a little short and nicked the left rear of an Olds which had been parked on the corner in front of Sheakleys by Evelyn M. Ruhnke, Livermore. The Ruhnke vehicle was pushed up on the sidewalk (top picture, right) and sustained an estimated $50 damage. The Leigh vehicle then struck the rear of a Ford station wagon which had been parked one space away from the Ruhnke machine by Joanne L. Hackbarth, Whittem ore (visible over the rear of the Ruhnke Olds, top photo), and about $200 damage resulted to the Hackbarth car. Mr. Leigh's Ford then careened left, slanted to the north side of State street (left center of top photo) and struck a Dodge parked there by Lois M. Peterson, Titonka, and $500 damage resulted to the Titonka vehicle, which is shown in the center of the bottom photo, with the Leigh car on the left. The auto on the right in the bottom picture was parked there by Delores M. Lemkee, Algona, and the Peterson car was pushed into its left side, resulting in another $200 damage. Fortunately, no one was injured in the mishap - which was one of the strangest ever investigated here. (UDM Graphic-Poloaroid Photos) Minister, Priest Cross Paths; $600 Damages A two-car mishap here Tuesday at 1:52 p. m. resulted in an estimated $650 damage to vehicles driven by Rev. W. H. Friedrich, 69, and Fr. James A. Bruch, 26, both of Algona. The mishap occurred at the intersection of Call and Colby streets. Rev. Friedrich, who was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way, was headed south and Fr. Bruch was headed east at the time. A Methodist policeman from the local police department reportedly investigated. County Deputy Sheriff Resigns Larry Hudson, who has served as a deputy sheriff here since February, 1965, tendered his resignation and will begin his duties Monday for the state Board of Parole, He will be a parole officer for adult parolees in a five-county area, Kossuth, Dickinson, Clay, Emmet and Palo Alto. Saturday will be his final day at the sheriffs office here. Set Funeral For Algona Lady Friday Mrs. Ethel Tillinghast, 84, died Tuesday morning at the Good Samaritan Home here. Funeral services for her will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the McCullough Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at River* view cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, many years ago. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of the UDM. Is Vice - Pr*$, Mayor Harold Gartner of Ti* tonka was elected vice president of the League of Iowa Munici* palities during the organisa- tion's annual meeting Friday at Peg Moines. Algona Mayor Bill Finn was ejected a director of the League at the same session^ New president is Milton Burlington.

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