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(la.) Upp«r D« Moint* Wsdneiday, Nov. 23, 1966 __ ---- _. - - _ r -LiL -.-I-—- - •- '- -r . - '- ' ~ " ' •"- " "-- ' ' •'"* Tomato Growing Industry Getting Underway Here A new enterprise - the growing of tomatoes under controlled weather conditions - is a project underway by a group of local mei. The "Auto-Gro Gardens of Algona" is the new company. Construction will begin shortly on a building to house 1,500 tomato plants, on land purchased from Directory Service, Inc., located adjacent to their building on U. S. 18 just north of Algona. Planting will begin in mid-January, with the first crop expected by April 1. The tomatoes will be grown in fibreglass beds, filled with antiseptically cleaned gravel. The plants are automatically fed three times daily with liquid plant food. The process has been developed by Pan-American Hydroponics of Dallas, Texas. Only one other firm In Iowa has used the same method, at Creston, where growing began last spring. Several other areas have Indicated strong interest in such a project, however. The local firm indicated that the new-type tomatoes have several advantages. They are uniform in size and color, acidity of the fruit is controlled, and the ability to offer vine-ripened tomatoes on a year-round basis is unusual. Present plans call for marketing of the tomatoes through local food stores only. The firm is composed of Jerry Leaneagh, Russell Buchanan, Ronald Taylor, Beecher Lane and George Allen. 3 Wesley Area 4-H Clubs Get Awards WESLEY- Wesley Wizard 4-H Club held their Award Night Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Methodist church basement in Wesley. The Wesley Boys' Club and Prairie Boys' Club also participated. The following girls received awards: Barbara Larson, Bessie Skow, Bonnie Becker, HelenSkow and Shirley Becker. Special recognition awards went to Cheryl Cunningham, Sigrid Johnson, Helen Skow, and Helen Skow was also awarded the Chicago trip and an eight-year seal. Five-year certificates were presented to Shirley Becker, Cheryl Cunningham, Sigrid Johnson and Kathy Skow. Completion seals were given to Bonnie Becker, Shirley Becker, Maria Gink, Cheryl Cunningham, Dorothy Hildman, Sigrid Johnson, Barbara Larson, Danna Larson, Diane Larson, Wendy Lickteig, Mary Muehe, Virginia Muehe, Bessie Skow, Helen Skow and Kathy Skow. Pens for over 98% record books were received by Bonnie Becker, Shirley Becker, Cheryl Cunningham, Sigrid Johnson, Bessie Skow, Helen Skow and Kathy Skow. Farewell gifts were presented by the Wesley Wizards to Helen Skow, and to Lois Bentele, who has resigned as leader after 11 years of 4-H service. Leaders for next year are Mrs. Wilfred Becker, Mrs. Arvin Larson and Mrs. George Lickteig. New members for next year are Marlone Janes, Verdelle Janes, Gloria Peters, Donna Peter and Kim Martinek. - o - The Lawrence Koppens have a new granddaughter, born Nov. 14, to Mr. and Mrs. Irwin (Betty) Wiltge'n of Algona in St. Ann hospital. The young couple also have a seven year old son, Eric. The baby has been named Stacie Louisa. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Carlson attended a Coop. Oil wholesale meeting In Waterloo two days last week. Johnson is manager of the K. & H. Oil station in Wesley. Carlson Is a director and attended as a delegate. Men of this area attended a Beef Feeders meeting in the Savoy Cafe in Garner Thursday evening, sponsored by the Far- mers Regional Coop Co. The truck scale at the Farmers Coop. Elevator has been lengthened by 21 feet, making it a 66 foot scale. Mrs. Joe Krieps and baby were brought home Wednesday from Mercy hospital, Mason City, where the infant, weighing Slbs., 9 oz., was born Nov. 12 and made them a family of four sons and four daughters. The baby has been named Catherine Ann. Circle 2 of Methodist women met Wednesday with Mrs. Ralph Schipull. Circle 3 met Wednesday evening with Mrs. H. Hemmingsen. Circle 1 served the Methodist men's supper Wednesday evening. The personal property of the late Vic Loeblg will be sold Saturday, Nov. 25, at the home just west of St. Joseph's Catholic church, beginning it one o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Vince Cruise and other relatives and many friends attended the funeral of her father, Peter Besch, 84, at St. Cecelia's Catholic church In Algona at 9:30 Wednesday morning. Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiated. Six grandsons served as pallbearers. He Is survived by three daughters, one son, twenty-one grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren, and one sister. His wife and one daughter, Leona Bleich, preceded him in death. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Doughan of Clarion, accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Becker, to Grant, Mich., Thursday, Nov. 10, and on Nov. 12 they attended the wedding of a brother and son, Maurice Becker, to Judith Traynor at St. Bartholomew church at Newaygo, Mich. Maurice is employed at the Vegetable Package Sales Co. and his bride does secretarial work there. The Doughans and Beckers returned home Sunday. Nov. 13 weekend guests In the A. N. Rlchtsmeler home wete the 0. V. Olsons of Des Moines. Other guests on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Engstrom of Watertown, Minn., their son, Stan Engstrom and his fiancee, Fran Richtsmeier of Wayzata, Minn., and the Paul Schmidt family of Churdan. The C. D. A. officers and past grand regents have been invited to a party at Bancroft Monday evening, Nov. 28. Tom Beckers report a new granddaughter born to the Bernard Beckers at Waterville, Minn., Saturday, Nov. 12. This is the first child for the young couple. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ludwig and daughter, Angela of St. Benedict, were Thursday evening dinner guests in the parental George Vitzthum home. The P. T. A of the Corwlth- Wesley school met in Corwlth Wednesday evening. Mrs. Helen Jongewaard is president. The meeting had been postponed from the previous Wednesday due to the inclement weather. Martin Ham'ltons served 500 at the free barbecue dinner Wednesday in the new building. Henry Tjarks was winner of the TV set. St. Joseph's Guild met Tuesday evening in the parish hall. Hazel Studer, Erma Kunz, Sally Studer, Maud Studer, Mary Bode and Rita Youngwirth, chairwomen of the local D. C. C. W. gave reports on the workshop at Storm Lake. Mar] Goetz won low and Angellne Foertsch high in 500. Mrs. Goetz's name was drawn for door prize. The Christmas party will be held Dec. 20. Mrs. Myrtle Welg and children moved recently from Britt into the house on the Kouba farm, north of Wesley, which she has rented. Mr. and Mrs. (Rita) Al Goranson and baby Debbie Sue of Bartlesville, Okla., came Saturday to spend ten days in the parental Vince Eisenbacher home. They will also visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darley Goranson at Rake. Terry Kraut of Bartlesville, Okla., will spend the Thanksgiving weekend in the Eisen- bsicher home. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nygaard, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Boleneus, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Skow and Mr. and Mrs. George Seaberg attended the state Farm Bureau convention in Des Moines Nov. 15. They traveled by bus with a group from Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Jordan and small son Jeffrey of Phoenix, Ariz., visited his mother, Mrs. Leila Jordan in Des Moines and her relatives, the Ezarskis, in Corwith last week., They also called on friends in Wesley, his former home. Wesley Township Homemakers met with Mrs. Marvel Nygaard Wednesday, Nov. 16, with Mrs. Fern Paulson assisting. Fourteen members and three guests were in attendance. Florence Reynolds of Titonka gave a talk Wesley Girl Will Be Bride On Dec. 30 FRANCES RICHTSMEIER WESLEY-Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Richtsmeier announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Fran, to Stan Engstrom of Watertown, Minnesota. She is a teacher in Wayzata, Minn, school and he is a printer at the home office of Super-Valu stores In Hopkins, Minn. A December 30th wedding is planned. on antiques and displayed some of her items. It was voted to have the Christmas party at Mrs. Opal Nygaards Tuesday, Dec. 13, not Dec. 20 as previously reported. Mrs. Henry Pommer will be a new member. Mr. and Mrs. George Seaberg visited the Philip Seabergs at Madison, Wise, over the Nov. 5 weekend. It was Homecoming at the University of Wisconsin, where Philip is r graduate sto- dent. Mrs. Justine Becker entertained her auction bridge club Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Marie Dtfughan will have the nextparty. Mrs. Mildred Arndoffer entertained her contract bridge club TKutsday evening. Betty Bode, Bernie HamUtoh and Marie Doughtn were pests. Erma Kunz won high prize. Justine Becker will have the next party. Riverdale And St. Joe 4-H Award Night The St. Joe Trogans and Riverdale Rustlers I and n held their annual award night Nov. 15 at the St. Joe School. Dennis Cumberland, extension assistant, handed out awards following a program put on by the girls of the two Riverdale clubs. The awards were as follows: Riverdale Rustlers I with leaders Mrs. Alvin Klein, Mrs. Ted Hilbert, Mrs. Joe Loebach, and Mrs. Edwin Thilges. Lenora Hilbert - comp. seal; 8 yr. seal; pen; Home Improvement award; top Senior record book; Chicago trip winner. Paula Thilges - comp. seal; top Senior record book; top county record book; 7 yr. seal; Home Economics award; Food and Nutrition award. Sandy Wagner - comp. seal; top Intermediate record book; pen. Barbara McGuire comp. seal; pen; top Junior record book. Darlene Plathe and Suzanne Reding - comp. seal; 5 yr. certificate. Ellen Bormann, Janice Erpelding, Judy Kollasch, Maribeth Thilges - comp. seal; pen. Colleen Reding, Jane Reding Ruth Thilges, Irene thul - comp. seal. Riverdale Rustler n with leaders Mrs. Hubert O'Brien, Mrs. Aftert Thilges, and Mrs. Bill McGuire. Vickie McGwire - comp. seal; S yr. seal; pen; Achievement pin; Chicago trip winner. Kathleen Plathe - comp. seal; 7 yr. seal; top Senior record book; pen. Michelle Thilges - comp. seal; pen; top intermediate record book. Sandy Kollasch - comp. seal; pne; top Junior record book. Jane McGuire and Suzanne Reding - comp. seal; pen. Dianne Bormann, Linda, Kathy, Joan, and Jean Reding, Mary and Carrie Thilges, and Mildred Thul - comp. seal. St. Joe Trojans with Leaders Bernard Thilges, Duane Hilbert, Richard Erpelding, Howard Kohl* haas, Robert Erpelding. Lenora Hilbert - 8 yr. seal; pen; top Senior record book; Beef award; Iowa Merit award. Kenneth Erpelding - 9 yr. seal; pen. Don Erpelding - 5 yr. certiciate; pen; belt. Dennis, Michael, and Steven Berte, Elian Kohlhaas pen; belt. Richard and Randy Berte, Janice Erpelding, Jerome Kohlhaas, and Tom McGuire- pen. Honor Roll, Titonka High TITONKA - Honor roll for the first nine-week period features the following students of Titonka High School. FRESHMEN - Gayle Ricklefs and Janyce Struthers with straight A averages; Virginia Beed, Karl Boyken, Martha Boyken, Jim Carlson, Jerry Drees- man, Beth Engelbarts, Barbara Hodson, Marilyn Hopkes, Donna Mayland, Timothy Miller, Joyce Hairier, Marilyn Post, Merle Ricklefs, Judith Schmidt, Tim Schmidt, Vickie Schrader, Roger Spear. SOPHOMORES-Barrel Beenken, Barbara Boeckholt, Karen Brandt, Cheryl Cunningham, Joann Engelbarts, Jean Havsrly, Kay Huisman, Mafdean Meier. JUNIORS - Glenn Bartelt, straight A average; Lawrence Beenken, Cynthia Budlong, Lois Janssen, Violet Jaren, Linn Roberts, Michael Schmidt, Cecil Welhousen. SENIORS-CheryU Hill, Valerie Miller and Karen Ricklefs, straight A averages; MaryBahl- ing, Arnold Baker, James Blain, Robert Carroll, Sheryl Heesch, Michael Htgginfi, Judy Isebrand, David Kttzinger, Elaine Mayland, Anita Moore, Susan Roberts, Sandra Schutjer, Jo Ann Smidt, Rose Stecker, - b- Sp. 5 Bruce Akkerman is at his parental Clarence Akkerman home while on a fifty-day furlough following thirteen months of service in Korea. A special service was held at Titonka Methodist church Sunday, Nov. 13, for dedication of the new hymnals to be used in all Methodist churches. Buffalo township Homemakers Club met at the home of Fay Callies on Friday afternoon with Zola Oesterreicher assisting hostess. The Extension lesson was given by Maree Kvantz and Louella Givens. Eunice Mechler demonstrated how to make ribbon roses, after which those present each made one. Titonka Woman's Club met Thursday p. m. at the home of Eileen Schutter. The theme, "Federation Day" was followed. WILTGEN'S CHRISTMAS DIAMOND RING SALE Honor Roll Is Released At Ledyard School LEDYARD - The honor roll was announced at the Ledyard Community High School this week for the first nine-week period. Freshmen are Dale Farrow, Darlene Govern, John Koppen, Nancy Thompson, Martha Wallentine and Sandra Warner; sophomores Mardelle Grlese, Cynthia Kllnkslek, Craig Klocke, Becky McCoy and Marvel Orvick; • juniors Ella Beck, Marlene Johnson, BUI Johnson, Wayne Logemann, Lynn Munyer and Jane Slmonsmeler; seniors Gretchen DeBoer, Ellsworth Dutton, Carol Inglett, Lyle Jorgenson, Eugenia Klocke, Richard Lloyd, Mark McCoy, Barbara Nauman, Marlys Orvick and Phyllis Wallentine. The seventh grade honor roll had the name of Jackie Haag and Mark Munyer listed and the eighth grade honor roll was made up of Lupe Bartolo, Rlcki Bauer, Jill Bauman, Karma Engelbarts, Linda Haag andDenise Klinkslek. - o The Matzener-Estle American Legion Auxiliary are again collecting Butternut coffee labels and certificates. Weekend visitors at the home of Mrs. Lena Warner were Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Coates, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Warner and Michael Coffman, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bender, Jeff and Marcy, Norman Yetterberg, Mr. and Mrs. John Strom and Sheryl, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Warner, Randy and Ricky, M:. and Mrs. Larry Householder and girls of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. .Jerry Warner and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Warner. • 'Howard Dyer attended the funeral service for a cousin, Myron Moore, a( Emmetsburg Thursday. f Mrs. Ella Weaver of Lakota is I patient at University hospital, Iowa City. Brent Keil, son of Mr. and Mrs, Maurice Jtott, sptnt last weekend at home and Monday reported to o/Hwre FitJd to CWoago and went from then to Fort Campbell, W> Ha enlisted to the Army for ' three years. Brent Is apharma- Harold Warner home were June Marie Busch, Mrs. Lena Warner and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Coates. Mrs. Rose Moulton is now a resident of the Heritage Home in Bancroft. Mr. and Mrs. Tim Doocy and Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Engelby and family were Sunday dinner guests at the Vincent Engelby home. Mrs. Bob Jorgensen, Mrs. Victor Vriesen ai,d Mrs. Robert L. Jorgenson were at Mason City Tuesday where they attended the North Iowa Girl Scout conference and annual meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Craig Thilges are the parents of a boy born at the Blue Earth hospital. He has been named Bradley Joe. Mrs. Thilges and the baby were released from the hospital Nov. 13. Mrs. J. F. Sullivan and Jeremiah visited the Tom Whitcomb family at Grand Rapids, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sondergaard are parents of a son born at the Blue Earth hospital Monday morning. They have two daughters. Mr. Sondergaard is coach at the Ledyard school. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Loucks entertained members of her family at a pre-Thanksgiving dinner Sunday. Attending were Mrs. Lloyd Jorgenson, Bonnie and Marie, Mr. and Mrs. Don Jorgenson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Jorgenson and family, Mr. and M*s. Leonard Madetzke, Mrs. Betty Kttchel and family and Mr. and Mrs. William Coupanger, Jr. and family. A/lc Merlin Johnson surprised members of his family by arriving home unannounced from Clarke Air Force Base in the Philippines Sunday evening. He is working at the hospital there and accompanied a patient home on a plane to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and flew from there to Des Moines where he was met by his wife. Ha will be spending a fifteen day leave at the parental Everett Johnson home and with his wife and her family near Jackson, M nn. The Ledyard Community School Parent Teacher organization will meet Nov. 28 at 8p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. William Griese and Mr. and M-s. Forest McGregor are on the program committee. M':. and Mrs.MarlinRunksmeier are chairmen of the refreshment committee. Seneca Club Installs New Officers SENECA - The Seneca Stars installed officers at their regular meeting held Saturday. Cathy Bergum, retiring president, called the meeting to order with the pledge to the flag. Plans were made to hold the club Christmas party Dec. 10 at the Lone Rock Legion hall. They also voted to have one birthday party at which time gifts will be brought and all members honored. A music committee was named. They are Ann Fortney and Barbara Andre. Rosemary Fortney and Carrie Bergum were named on the recreation committee, The group voted to give a donation of $3 to the Kossuth County Health and Tuberculosis Association. The group also made plans to write their new club programs Nov. 27. Senior club girls, Becky Jensne, Ann Fortney, Anna Menz and PatriciaDreyer, were named on the committee, along with the leaders, Mrs. Nina Kracht and Mrs. Robert Fortney. Business closed with the 4-H Pledge, after which Audrey Bergum gave an illustrated talk on how to make the "minuet patch." Cathy Bergum installed the new officers Ann Fortney, president, Patricia Dreyer, vice president, Cathy Berpm, secretary, Anna Menz, treasurer, Becky Jensen, historian, and Carrie Bergum, reporter. Linda Sue Kracht is club photographer and Rosemary Fortney, sergeant of arms. New members welcomed Into the club include Corrlne Johnson, Joy Andre, Debbie Nyman, Cindy Kabrick and Cheryl Breese, Guests included Mrs. Ted Jensen, Mrs, Art Bergum, Mrs. Henry Looft and the leaders. Hostesses for the afternoon were Becky Jensen, Carrie Bergum and Rosemary Fortney. Mrs- George Thompson left Iwedjiesdfy to spend Thanksgiving twlth her three ions in Sioux City. t FrWay supper guests at the UPPER DBS MOINESfin. vites you to send in your own local news items, WED RECENTLY Miss Jean Allen and Daryl Preston were married Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12 at the Lutheran church at Swea City. A wedding supper was served at the Emory Preston home for the wedding party and close relatives. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Daryle Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Preston, Mr. and 3 Mrs. Curtis Olsen and Mr. and * Mrs. Gaylord Olsen and daugh- / ters. Mr. and Mrs Preston are at home on a farm northwest of Seneca which the groom has been operating the past year. Burt Group Is Talent Winner The Shymen, a rock and roll band which headquarters in Burt, were named the winners of their class in a contest sponsored by a Mason City music store recently. They gained the first place honor over 30 other musical groups. The young men appeared on KGLO-TV last Monday night and played several selections. The group lead is played by Boyd Bristow, David Kohlhaas is the drummer, Mark Lickteig plays the electric organ, Mike Hanson has the rhythm guitar and Dale Fraser plays bass. The young men are all from Burt or the surrounding area. Hold Shower For Alice Picht At Swea City SWEA-EAGLE - Alice Picht, Minneapolis, was honored guest Sunday at the Methodist church at a pre-nuptial bridal shower. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Picht who reside in Swea township. Deanna Picht, sister of the honored guest, registered the 80 guests, as Mrs. Leonard Madden greeted them and took the gifts. Mrs. Lyle Strong had charge of the program. She presented a reading and Kathy Halverson sang two songs. A skit was presented by Deanna Picht and Kathleen Strong. Mrs. Leonard Madden had devotions. Mrs. Elwood Picht, sister-in- law, Deanna Picht and Geneva Wilcox, Lakota, a cousin, helped Alice open her many gifts. Mrs. Vernon Pehrson made the center piece and Mrs, Dick Larson made the nylon pillow for the gift bows. 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