The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 29, 1966 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 29, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . Slgotra Unper ESTABLISHED 1865 J! i * cc . on . d cl « M matter at the postoUlce it Al«on». low* (50S11). Nov. 1. 1932. Under Act Of CottftnM of M*r c h 1. )«?• TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1966 16 Tabloid Pages VOL. 101 NO. 90 Algona Sailor, 20, Drowns Santa Was Plenty Busy Here Santa Claus Day in Algona has probably never attracted such a large crowd of youngsters as it did Friday, Nov. 25. Helping the event along was perfect weather — and new Christmas merchandise in most of the city's stores. The picture above was snapped from the third floor of the Algona Hotel - and was taken about 10 minutes after Santa (in his brand new suit) arrived at his little house on the southeast of the courthouse square aboard one of the city's fire engines. A jam-up of little folks, some unable-to walk, older little folks and some adults developed as the crowd wound its way along the east sidewalk near the courthouse, then west on State street to Santa's house. Santa can be seen in his house as he distributed the 2,500 sacks of candy furnished by the Chamber of Commerce for the event. Children from the area were also treated to free movies at the Algona Theater during the afternoon. (UDM Graphis Polaroid Photo) ^ffffffmffffff^^ Lenora Hilbert Wins Top Honor, International Show Lenora Hilbert, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hilbert, of Lu Verne, brought honor to herself, her family, and her county when she walked off with the Junior Champion steer first place honor at the International Livestock Show in Chicago, Saturday. Her 1,050 pound steer "Beryl" won first place from an entry list of 369 junior farmers. Lenora is a 1966 graduate of Garrigan high, and has been active in 4-H work for the past eight years. Her adult leader is Bernard Thilges of St. Joe. Her entry, "Beryl" was the reserve champion at the Kossuth County Fair last fall, and had never been shown outside the state until last week. She bought the animal from Beryl Priebe of Algona, well known Angus breeder, for $150, and named the animal after him. Her parents farm 240 acres and raise purebred Angus. This is the third time Lenora has exhibited at the International. Her animal was also entered in the grand championship for which judging took place Monday. wxteS*®^^ Legion Might Buy Former P.O. Announcement was made during a. special meeting of the Hagg-Turner post of the American Legion here Tuesday night, Nov. 22, that it is possible the organization will purchase the former post office building here for use as its headquarters. The Legion has an option to buy the building by Dec. 8 for $14,700 from three Algona men, Bill Conn, Gene Hood and Bill Nugent, who purchased the structure about 11/2 years ago from the federal government, It has been used as a warehouse since that time. According to officers of the Legion, a final decision on the matter will be made during a meeting Dec. 7. At the recent meeting, practically all of an estimated 35 members present seemed to favor the purchase - and a postcard survey, conducted earlier, resulted in a more than 3-to-l margin in favor of the move. Besides the purchase price, it is estimated another $25,000 would be needed to remodel the building for use by the Legion. The Legion also announced it has a prospective buyer for its present club building on South Dodge street for $10,000. &ttXXWW^^ Rites Held For Mrs. Spurgeon Here Monday Myrta Irene Spurgeon, 75, died at St. Ann hospital here Saturday. She had been a resident of Algona for the past six years. Funeral services were held for her at 2 p. m. Monday in the McCullough Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. Burial was to be held later at Quaker City, Ohio. She was born at Gilman, la., March 26, 1891, daughter of Thomas and Ethel Berry Merryman. She later married Banks Spurgeon and he preceded her in death in 1954. She was a member of Eastern Star. Survivors include a brother, J. I. Merryman, Algona, and a sister, Marie (Mrs. E. E. Gustason), Manhattan Beach, Calif. 6 From Area Now Practice Teaching, SUI Six University of Iowa seniors from this area are among 229 from the university now gaining practical experience as student teachers in schools at Iowa City, Davenport and Cedar Rapids. Included are Allan F. Boyd, Ruth M. Benschoter Park and Sharon Mae Smith, Algona; Sandra D. Corderman, Armstrong; Charles L. Frieden, West Bend; and ColettaJ.Streit, Whittemore. Juvenile Shoplifters Two local juveniles were apprehended in separate incidents last week for shoplifting at the Holiday Stationstore in Algona. Charges against one youth are pending and the other was re- leasted to the custody of his parents. 90 Percent Clair Blossom, chairman of the United Fund Drive here, reported this week that 90 percent of the $15,450 goal for 1967 had been collected. Roy D. Nelson Victim Off Puerto Rico Roy Douglas Nelson, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Nelson of 600 West McGregor St., drowned while swimming on a U.S. Navy recreational excursion, at Vieques, Puerto Rico, Saturday. The sad news that he was missing was received Sunday by his parents, through local Red Cross channels, and later word came shortly after midnight, Monday morning, that his body had been recovered. The young Algona man entered the Navy in June of 1965, shortly after his graduation from Algona high, and was attached to a naval aviation unit in the Puerto Rico area. According to Vice Admiral B. J. Seemes Jr., chief of naval personnel, in his communication, a group had gone on a recreational swimming excursion, and the tragedy occurred. . In addtion to his parents, Roy is survived by a sister, Cheryl, a freshman zt Estherville Junior College. Mr. Nelson is employed at Universal Mfg. Co. here. Roy had been assigned to the naval unit, stationed on a small island near Puerto Rico, about a month ago. The first telegram received here, through Algona Police channels and relayed to Mrs. Evelyn Bickert, Kossuth county Red Cross administrator, told of the youth's being missing. This message arrived early Sunday morning. The second message, telling of recovery of his body, arrived early Monday. Mrs. Bickert said that a Navy representative was to arrive in Algona Monday, and funeral arrangements were pending. The body is being returned to Algona for funeral services. Monday morning partial funeral arrangements were com* pleted. Services will be held at the First Baptist church, with Rev. Mack Carlson officiating, with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, and McCullough Chapel handling details. Exact time of the service, however, is yet to be set definitely. Burt Girl Honored IOWA CITY, IA, - Judith Mitchell of Burt was recently initiated into the Alpha Psi chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron, national professional fraternity in home economics, at the University of Iowa. To be elected to membership in the group, students must have high academic records and show professional promise in some field of home economics. Angus Cow Sale Edwin Hefti, Lu Verne, recently purchased five registered Angus cows fromR. W. Frank, Lu Verne. ROY DOUGLAS NELSON Jean Abbott Is Winner, $500 Scholarship Nine 4-H Club members and one former 4-H Club member from Iowa have been named national winners at the 45th National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. One of the winners was Jean Abbott, 18, Algona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Abbott of 415 So. Fair St., who was awarded a $500 scholarship given by Merck &Co., Inc., in the national 4-H Horse program. Hold Graveside Rites Monday For Steil Baby Graveside rites for Catherine Marie Steil, newborn baby daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Orland Steil, Algona, were held Monday at 1:30 p. m. at Calvary cemetery here, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The baby died shortly after birth Sunday morning at St. Ann hospital. Besides her parents, survivors include a small sister, Stephanie, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hansen, Algona,

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