The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 25, 1966 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 25, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Hlgona Ujppcr Bcs ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1966 ESTABLISHED 1B6S Entered as tecond clus matter it the poitoHlce at Alftotu. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of ConireM of March ». l«79 - 16 pogtt tafctoM VOL 101 NO. 81 2 Teenagers Hurt In Crash Girl Gets A Funeral Held Here Monday Funeral services for Mattie L. McWhorter, 91, well-known Algona area resident, were held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Presbyterian church here, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating and burial at Riverview cemetery. McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. McWhorter died Friday at St. Ann hospital and had been a resident of the Good Samaritan Home here. Mattie GUI, daughter of Charles and Annie GiU, was born Jan. 3, 1875 at Ft. Dodge, She/ was the oldest of five chUdren and the famUy moved to HaVelock when she was a chUd. She! married Theron Demaray iri 1894 and he preceded her in death in 1929. She then returned from Colorado where they had lived and made her home with her mother at Terril', later marrying LeRoy McWhorter there Nov. 29, 1933. The Mc- Whorters ran a grocery store at TerrU. Survivors include a son, R. C. Demaray, Joplin, Mo.; a step-daughter, Rowena (Mrs. Frank Ryerson), Burt; a step-son Ward McWhorter, Rogers, Ark.;two grandchUdren; three great- grandchildren; and a ^brother, Carl GUI, San Gabriel, Cal. A daughter, Ruth, preceded her in death in 1920. Pallbearers were Joe Pomplun, Andy Crawford, Oliver Carlson, Joseph Skow, FredGei- gel and Marc Moore. City Religious Census A religious census will be taken in Algona Sunday, November ^j from 1:30 p.m. untU 2:30 p.m. by representatives of eight Algona churches. Over 200 volunteer workers will be going door-to-door in an effort to calculate church membership or preference of Algona residents. A special form will appear in this newspaper next week for residents who will not be home on the date of the survey. The census committee requests that this form be filled out Census takers wUl represent the following eight Algona churches: Congregational, St. Cecelia's Catholic, Presbyterian, First Methodist, Trinity Lutheran, First Baptist, St. Thomas Episcopal and Nazarene. Lawrence HutzeU is chairman of the census steering committee, which includes J. P. Studer, Dave / Anderson, Jerry Cowan, Karl Kiilsholm, Ed Wittkopf, Mertin Ross, Ellis Mains, Dean McAdams and Dr, L, L. Snyder. Begins Fenton, Posses; Rites Pending Mrs. Alvina Fuhr, 67, passed away Saturday evening at Holy Family hospital in Estherville, where she had been a patient for two weeks. She was the widow of a longtime Fenton business man. Funeral services were tentatively set for Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran church in Fenton, probably at 2 p. m. Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Thilges, Fenton, and Mrs. Rosemary Laabs, also of Fenton. Couple Wanted Here; Arrested At Davenport A couple wanted here for passing checks in the area Oct. 5, Mr. and Mrs. James Strohman, were apprehended following a chase and search by officers in the Davenport area Friday. It is probable they will face several charges and possible sentencing there and may not be returned here to face check charges. According to reports of their capture, they pulled guns on a highway patrolman after being stopped near Davenport, then made a run for it. Tne patrolman reportedly fired once at their auto, then seeing they had several children in the car, did not fire again. Strohman leaped from the vehicle and ran into a field, but was later apprehended following a search by a couple dozen officers. She was also caught by authorities and the chUdren were to be turned over to a home where they could be cared for. Warrants here stem from eigat bad checks, written in amounts ranging from $1 to $20, arid bearing the names Mary Reeves and Mary Dickinson. Business places cashing the checks were Charlie's Supper Club, Dairy Queen, Holiday Station, Larry's, Leona's Tap, Smoke Shop, TaU Paul's and Wagner's DX. Mr. Strohman, using the name Dale Oleson, apparently cashed two checks here earlier. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated the check charges here, the Stroh- mans formerly lived at Bancroft and Emmetsburg and he lived here for a whUe. Mother Succumbs Mrs. Stella Ramert, mother of Mrs. Alex Demand of Algona, passed away at a Ft. Dodge rest home, Friday. She was 84. Services were held Monday afternoon at Ft. Dodge. A son and another daughter also survive. Iowa Soil Judging Event The Algona F. F. A. team won first place today in the northwest Iowa SoU Judging contest. Ten teams took part in the event that was held near Sutherland, la. Vocational agriculture students representing schools in the 23-county area competed in this annual event. Representing Algona were the above: Bottom row, left to right, Terry Olson, Merlyn Metzger and Roger Meyer. Top row, George Sefrit. instructor, Warren Kellenberger and Delmar Mains. The Algona team led with a score of 1,899, followed by West Bend with a score of 1,795, while third place went to Orange City with 1,677 points. Top contestants in the individual scoring were Merlyn Metzger, scoring! 421 points, Algona, first; Ron Dogotch, West Bend, second \ Delmar Mains, Algona, third; Roger Meyer, Algona, fourth; Mike Wertz, West Bend, fifth; Warren Kellenberger, Algona, sixth; and Terry Olson, Algona, seventh. Aif five members of the Algona team ranked in the top seven. The team was coached by George Sefrit, vocational agriculture instructor. Each contestant examined four separate soil sites, and took a written test. The contest was co-sponsored by the vocational agriculture instructors and the members of the SoU Conservation Society of America from area 1 in northwest Iowa. Walter Krause Rites Friday FENTON - Services for Walter Krause, 71, of rural Fenton, were held at 2 ,p.m Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LottsGreek. Mr. Krause died of arteriosclerosis late Tuesday at Holy FamUy Hospital, Estherville. He was born at Lotts Creek Dec. 25, 1894. He married Rose Kressin of Lotts Creek, Oct. 26, 1916. She and their five chUdren survive. Surviving chUdren are a son Howard of Lone Rock, and four daughters Mrs. Delores Hantelman of Fenton, Mrs. CecUia Blomquist of Rochester, Mrs. Gladys Miller of Fairmont and Mrs. Eunice Stahl of Houston Texas. Also surviving are a brother Gustavo, and two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Dreyer and Mrs. Anna Meyer, all of Fenton, 17 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thomas Funeral Home of Fenton handled arrangements. Co. Municipal League Sets Burt Meeting There wUl be a meeting of the Kossuth County Municipal League in the Burt town hall at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25. Gordon L. Winkel, Kossuth county attorney, will speak on "Arrest and Suspect Rights", a most timely subject in view of the recent holding of the United States Supreme Court. Legislative proposal for 1967 wUl be discussed Queen At Estherville A West Bend girl, Kathy Frieden, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Frieden, was named Queen of the Estherville Band FestivallastSaturdaynight. Crushed Elbow Saturday P.M. An Algona girl, Martha Ann Pendergast, 18, suffered a crushed elbow and lacerations and was rushed first to St. Ann lospital here, then taken to a Mason City hospital for treatment following a one-car crash a mile west of Algona at 4:45 p. m. Saturday. Driver of the auto was Gary A. Nelson, 16, also of Algona. He suffered head and scalp lacerations and was taken by ambulance to St. Ann. Nelson was driving the auto when it was completely demolished on McGregor road on a large hill west of the city. The auto was headed east at the time of the accident. It came up behind a tractor and Nelson tried to slow down and stop, but the vehicle went out of control when he applied the brakes, careened across the road and slammed into the north ditch. It left the road in an area where the ditch is very deep and leaped a fence, landing in a field. The door beside the driver was torn off and the area strewn with parts from the machine, including the radio and speaker from the auto which were ripped out. Investigating officers, Patrolman Charles Bird and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, didn't know if the occupants were thrown out or not. Three mishaps in this area Wednesday resulted in charges being filed against a pair of drivers. There were no in- uries reported. All occurred after noon, the first at 4:15 p.m. when a car driven by Don D. Clapsaddle, 43, Algona, struck a tree near the intersection of East Poplar and North Main streets. Mr. Clapsaddle was headed north, turning east, when his foot slipped off the brake pedal and struck the accelerator. Damage to the front of the auto was estimated at $100 by police At 4:50 p.m., autos driven by Kathryn N. Lashbrook, 63, and Darlene D. Stevenson, 20, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Moore and Kennedy streets. A charge of faUing to yield the right-of-way was filed against Mrs. Lashbrook At 9 p.m., an auto driven by David W. Spear, 19, Titonka, and carrying three passengers, went out of control on a gravel road two miles north and two mUes west of Burt, roUed over and landed on its wheels. The vehicle was headed west, but wound up headed east in the south ditch along the road. Damage to the car was estimated at $800 by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who charged the driver with reckless driving.

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