The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 8, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 8, 1966
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The "F1RST-OF-THE-WKK" Tabloid ®ppcrS)cs ^^ ^^ ESTASUSHCO ISM filtered •« wcond clus matter at the postotflce at AUona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Confreu of March I. )«7B TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1966 32 Pages Tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 85 Expect Large Vote In Kossuth Tony Klooster, Algona, Victim Of Minnesota Crash; 3 Serious An Algona man, A. J. "Tony" Klooster, 62, and Harold D. Meester, 19, Sherman, So. Dak., were killed and three other Algona men sustained serious injuries in a grinding 2-car crash .near Luverne, Minn, early Saturday morning. The four Algonans involved were all em- polyees of the Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Corn Co. here. Injured and later transfered to Sioux Valley Hospital at Sioux Falls, So. Dak. were Edward Sindelar, 41, Delbert Moore, 30, and Franklin Hagg, 25. Sindelar, who sustained a crushed chest, possible punctured lung and internal bleeding, and Moore, who suffered broken vertabra, were in critical condition and Hagg, who also suffered broken vertabra and deep facial cuts, was in serious condition following the crash. According to a patrolman who investigated the mishap, which occurred about three miles north of LuVerne on highway 75 at 6:15 a.m., the Algona men were headed north in a station wagon driven by Sindelar and owned by Pioneer and Meester, who was alone in his auto, was headed south. The patrolman said it appeared the South Dakota auto spun out of control and rolled sideways down the highway when it was struck broadside by the Algona vehicle which apparently could not avoid the crash. Both vehicles were dmolished and investigators had difficulty getting a couple of the Algona men, Sindelar and Hagg, from their wrecked auto. The Algonans had been working in that area since Monday, picking yield test plots of the Pioneer firm. Sindelar, an employee of Pioneer for at least 16 years, is assistant to Perry Collins, Pioneer Research Manager here. Mr. Klooster, who formerly operated a small trucking business here, had been employed by Pioneer for eight years, according to Herb Hedlund, local manager. Mr. and Mrs. Collins went to Luverne with wives of the injured men after being notified of the tragedy. They spent the weekend with the injured. Anthony Johnson Klooster, son of Karl and Rena Tapper Klooster, was born at Webster City, Sept. 12, 1904. He married Lillian Morgan and they moved to Algona about 32 years ago. She preceded him in death in 1958 and he married Helen Ernst here June 2, 1962. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church. Funeral services for Mr. Klooster were held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Glen Rike, Howard Lowman, Paul James, Jerry Shey, Al Sage and John Baas. Besides his wife, survivors include a daughter, Janice (Mrs. Harley Troutman, Jr.), Burt; three grandchildren; three step- grandchildren; a brother, John, Belmond; two sisters, Hilda (Mrs. Albert Johnson), Waterloo, and Mrs. Jennie Hinderks, Kamrar. Another sister preceded him in death. Arthur Helmke Pick Com At Kohlhaas Farm Funeral Held At Whiltemore Good neighbor deeds in this area are numerous every year - and this fall there seems to be an unusually large number of such acts. Last Thursday, for instance, many of the neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Art Kohlhaas arrived at their farm about 10 miles southwest of Algona to pick 170 acres of corn. They wanted to help Mr. Kohlhaas who had undergone an appendectomy about three weeks earlier and still wasn't up to doing the hard work necessary to get the corn harvested, Farmers who did the field work are shown in the top photo. They are, left to right, Bob Altaian, Nicholas Weydert, Martin Frideres, Art Kohlhaas, Wilfred Schneider, Jake Thilges, Joel Reding, Ralph Reding, Cyril Thilges, BobKuhlman, Clarence Bormann, Barney Thilges and Connie Kohlhaas. Back row, left to right, Nick Berte, Jr., Paul Thilges, Jr., Cliff Riebhoff, Edwin Thilges, Bill McGuire, Leo -Bormann, Godfrey Loebach, Bud Kutschara, Dick Capesius, Edward Thilges, Barney Zeller A Howard Bormann, Herman Dig, Lawrence Thilges, Herb Kuyser and Rich Kohlhaas. Women (and kiddies) responsible for serving the noon rcsal are shown below, including, left to right, Shelley Kohlhaas, Mrs. Art Kohlhaas, Dena Kohlhaas, Mrs. C. K. Kohlhaas, Mrs. Edwin Thilges, Mrs. Nicholas Weydert, Mrs. Paul Thilges, Sr., Mrs, Bob Kuhlman, Marita Bormann, Mrs. Clarence Bormann, Mrs. Martin Frideres and Mrs. G. C. Loebach, Men not present when the photos were snapped included Tony and Jerry Weydert and Joe E. Loebach. (UPM Graphic-Polaroid Photos) Funeral services for Arthur F. Helmke, 67, were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Whittemore with the Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Schellhammer Funeral Home of West Bend in charge. Mr. Helmke died Sunday morning at Palo Alto Memorial hospital following a short illness. He was born and educated in Whittemore and farmed in the Whittemore-Rodman area all of his life. He retired in 1964 but continued to live on a farm with his son, William. In 1921 he was married to Matilda Bleckwenn at Whittemore. Mrs. Helmke died in 1960. Surviving are two sons, William and Wayne of Spring Valley, Wisconsin; a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Lenz of Paullina; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Oley Gunderson of Cylinder and Mrs. Annette Greer of San Jose, Calif. Priest Moves Rev. Jospeh M. Muller, bishop of Sioux City, has appointed two pastors to exchange parishes. Rev. Robert A. Thiele, pastor of Sacred Heart parish at Ledyard will switch parishes with the Rev. Ralph Obermire, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish at Moorland. Meeting Set Cresco Mother-Daughter Club will meet Nov. 9 at the home of Mrs, Les Wildin, Bernetta WilcUn assisting hostess. Three County Officers Have Opposition Both major political parties are fielding full slates of candidates for top Kossuth county offices in Tuesday's election, guaranteeing a large turnout at the polls. Republicans are challenging the Democratic incumbent county attorney, treasurer and recorder. Kossuth voters also will elect a state representative, two county supervisors and help choose a 6th district Congressman. Veteran county attorney, Gordon L. Winkel is seeking his sixth term. W. B. (Bing) MacDonald, an Algona attorney, is challenging Winkel's bid. Democratic county recorder Clara Walker is being opposed by Mrs. Mertie Huber of Burt. Don Jorgenson, Algona Republican, is attempting to unseat Democratic incumbent Rosella Voigt for county treasurer. Voters will choose between Democrat Mancil Hurlburt of Swea City and Republican Karl Kiilsholm of Algona for state representative. Two Sioux City men are competing to represent Iowa's 6th Congressional district, of which Kossuth is a part. They are Stanley Greigg, incumbent Democrat, and Wiley Mayne, his GOP opponent. Seats on the county board of supervisors also will be awarded by Kossuth voters Tuesday. In the third district, Democrat Andrew Reising and Republican Earl Stott are the candidates. Democrat Charles Plathe and Republican Harold Trauger are seeking to represent the first district on the Kossuth board of supervisors. Veterans Will Observe Day Here Nov. 11 William D, Guthrie, past state commander of the American Legion will be the featured speaker in Algona at the annual Veterans Day observance, to be held Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a. m. on the courthouse lawn here. He served in the U, S. Navy 1942-46, has since been in the practice of law at Webster City, and was state pommander of the Legion in 1963-64. He is at present chairman of the Americanism committee. A special program over KLGA is being sponsored by the local veterans' organizations, the Legion and V. F. W., at 3;45 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, when details of the Friday observance will be presented.

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