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Algona JayCees Host 150 Underprivileged At Party don smith FIRST off, we'd like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you good readers (you must be good - you read this column, don't you ?) a Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Happy New Year. WE suppose by this time all you dads have got those slot racing outfits purchased for Christmas giving to junior and we've got one suggestion. Be careful. If you get interested in it yourself, "it's worse than LSD or alcoholic beverages for getting "hooked". And, we'll say this for it, once you grab the controller and spin a car around the track a few times yourself, we'll bet your lad (or lads) will have trouble getting his set back. At least it's that way at our house — and we're on our third set. Makes you feel like Jim Clark, Rodger Ward, Phil Hill or somebody when you're "behind the wheel". HERE'S our latest fifth grade joke. What goes around a button ? A goat 1 AND have you ever seen such an assortment of dolls for little girls at any previous Christmas? Of course, they've had varieties that cry and wet their pants for some time - but have you taken a look at the one that actually roller skates? It really does, and better than many human beings. ARMY toys, they tell us, are losing favor after many years as the most popular as gifts for young 'uns. We're not sorry to see the lapse, because we've gone through a great number of rifles, machine guns, mortars and hand grenades - and believe me, slot racing is safer. • ...... THIS one must be credited to someone at the Algona post office. Don't know who, but it was sent to us - and it's pretty good. Applications for job of rural postman have increased by 100 percent in Germany ever since certain experiences of postmen delivering the mail have been publicized. In letters to the press they graphically described "how it is necessary to accept invitations and favors from housewives in order to deliver the mail-." One postman explained that several housewives on his route "come to the door scantily dressed above the waist." Another wrote that a young woman insisted upon doing a strip-tease for him each morning before she would accept her letters. A third said he had three housewives who demanded a kiss with the morning mail. Germany, anyone ? ? ? (Editor's note - Installation of mail boxes similar to those used on rural routes here would probably result in fewer applicants for the jobs in Germany. Wonder what a plane ticket costs ?) DOWN at Woodbine, la., the municipal power plant has come up with a Christmas gift for patrons that probably is one of the most popular anywhere. Every user will get their usual present — free electricity for the Nov. 20-Dec. 20 period. Estimated cost is $10,000. The company also announced a rate reduction planned for January so Woodbine will get a double dividend this Christmas season. We think it's one of the nicest Christmas presents we've heard of. DID you know ? If you are an average American (and 98 percent of us are) working eight hours a day, two hours and 20 minutes of it goes just to meet your federal, state and local tax obligations. Doesn't that make you feel better ? IF we heard the figures correctly, every man, woman and child in the United States would receive $7.50 per week —should the federal government dole it out to the people instead of spending $1,500,000,000 on national defense projects, weekly. That would amount to $390 each for a year - and that $1,950 sure would come in handy at our house! EMPLOYEE: Can I have the afternoon off to go shopping with my wife ? Employer: No. Employee: Thank you, sir 1 GOT a boot out of reading the other day about the 17-year old clerk at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, who went to the bank to pick up $600 in change for the post. Oil his way back to the base, it seems, he was struck and knocked down by an auto, and although he was not hurt seriously, the bag of money flew apart and coins scattered in all directions around the street. Police and passersby, sympathetic to his plight, helped him pick up the money - and when he counted it afterwards, he had $603.501 "LOVE-maklng is the same as it has always been," said the young girl. "How do you know?" asked her mother. "I've just been reading a book," the girl replied, "about a Greek maiden who sat all evening listening to a lyre I" Plum Creek Elite The Plum Creek Elite 4-H club held it's annual Christmas party, Dec. 10 at Center School, with 16 members present. The mothers and families were also asked to come and were entertained by the playing of games and the singing of Christmas carols. Lunch was served by Diane Bode, Linda Gardner, Jane Walker and Joyce Gabrielson. Two new members present were Kim Priebe and Alice Jane Bode. There was also an exchange of gifts. Is Speaker Midshipman 2/C Clay Warren from the Naval Academy, Annapolis, spoke to a group of interested students at Algona High School Dec. 19 from 8:30 to 9:30 a. m. He is formerly from Ringsted. Anna Sutton Rites Held Funeral services for Mrs. Anna M. Sutton, 87, Algona resident for the past 77 years, were held Monday at 2 p. m. in the McCullough Funeral Chapel, with Rev. William Noland officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers were Marc Moore, Fred Geigel, Jens Sorensen, Frank Hofius, L. R. Potter and Lyle Steele. Mrs. Sutton died Friday at Park Hospital, Mason City, •following an Illness of two weeks. She was born May 16, 1879 at Lannark, El., daughter of Jesse and Phoebe Bowman Hill, and married Jake Sutton who preceded her in death in 1962. She came to this area in 1889 and resided here since that time. Survivors Include a daughter, Bernice (Mrs. Raymond Alderson), Algona; a son, Kenneth, San Antonio, Tex.; and a grandchild. Two brothers preceded her in death. Three Minor Mishaps In One Day Here Three minor mishaps were investigated by police officers here Friday, No personal injuries were reported. All drivers were from Algona. At '12:10 p. m., autos driven by James F. McMahon, 29, and John M, Hood, 26, collided at the intersection of Wooster and State streets, resulting in an estimated $70 damage to the former's auto and $190 damage to the Hood vehicle. At 3:10 p. m., cars driven by Irene Pugsley, 57, and Odeal C. Eller, 62, collided as the latter turned off North Moore street, with $50 damage to the Puglsey auto and $20 damage to the Eller machine. At 4 p. m,, autos driven by John L. Reid, 18, and Joe Rahm, 32, were involved in a crash at the intersection of Moore and State streets, with $200 damage to the Reid auto and $50 damage to the latter vehicle. Rites At Ringsted Mrs. Esther Fink, 70, Ringsted who passed away last week, was buried Monday at Ringsted after services in St. Paul's Lutheran church of Ringsted. Burt Woman Succumbs To Car Injuries BURT - Ruth Emile Hasse, 48, died Dec. 17 at 10 a. m. at University Hospital, Iowa City, where she had been a patient for most of the past two years. She was struck by a car Dec. 27, 1964 while on her way to work at the hospital. She was born Sept. 13, 1918, at Emmetsburg, the daughter of Emil H. and Mary Wojahn Hasse. She graduated from Fenton High School in 1937 and received her M.A. degree in nursing at I.S.U. She worked at St. Ann hospital for several years and in 1952 'returned to Iowa City. At the time of the accident, she was supervisor on the fifth floor. She is survived by three sisters, Alvina, Burt; Mrs. Paul (Carolyn) Clausen, Osseo, Minn.; and Mrs. Wendell (Esther) Christensen, Wesley; four brothers, Albert and Paul, Burt; Emil,- Jr., Fairmont; and John, Jackson, Minn.; fifteen nieces and nephews. Family services will be held Tuesday (today) at 1:30 at St. John's Lutheran church, Burt, and public services are at 2 p. m. with Rev. Arnold Vehling officiating. McCullough Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements and burial will be in Burt Twp. cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Madsen, Jr., Merlin and Donald Madsen, Duane Habeger, August Bernau and Erwin Schwietert. Miss Hasse was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Iowa City, American Nursing Assoc., and Iowa State Assoc. of Nurses. Offer 'Living Nativity/ Fenton St. John's Lutheran Walther League of Fenton is again presenting its annual "Living Nativity" this year, to be presented Wednesday evening at 7 and 8 p.m., Dec. 21, and at the same time on Thursday evening. The public is cordially invited. There will be lunch in the church basement after each performance, which will be presented on the St. John's school grounds. Funeral Set Funeral rites for Mrs. Anna Behnke, former long-time resident of Whittemore, who died in Illinois, will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in St. Paul's Lutheran church at Whittemore, Flu Epidemic Hits Cylinder The Cylinder Community School District was hard hit by flu the past week, with three teachers and 43 students absent on one day. School Superintendent R. T. Glidden said Wednesday, Instructors confined to their homes that day were Mrs. Dennis Weinke, Mrs. William Brennan and Miss Patricia Shea, all of Emmetsburg. On Wednesday, however, only 18 students were absent and the teaching staff was back to normal, Superintendent Glidden said. Two Are Draftee! Two Kossuth men ente red military service through the local draft board recently. They are Milton A. Woodward of Algona and Jeffrey Blome of Lakota. Both were sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, for training. 2Upna jfflotne* ESTABLISHED 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1966 VOL. 101 NO. 9A 92 Farmers Enrolled In Farm School Algona JayCees played hosts, with the assistance of several volunteer groups, to about 150 underprivileged youngsters from the area, at a Christmas party in the V.F.W. Hall here, Sunday afternoon. Santa. Claus, as you can see in the adjacent pictures, made an appearance and brought gifts for each boy and girl present, and there were also refreshments. All of the youngsters, were also given free movie tickets, courtesy of the Algona Theatre. Other groups assisting the local Jaycees Included the A. H.S. -unit of FBLA, Methodist Circles, the Burt Girl Scouts, and local business places that assisted in providing the gifts. Most of the members of the local Jaycee organization were also on hand for the event. License 27 Vehicles Here Twenty-seven new vehicles were licensed in Kossuth county last week as follows: Fords - Marion Casey, Lu- Verne (PU); Harley Boeckholt, Titonka (PU); Berl Priebe, Algona; Grelmann Implement, Swea City; Walter Goraczkow- ski, Swea City; Jeremiah Sullivan, Ledyard; Everds Bros., Algona; Audrey Ruby, Lakota. Dodge - Richard Kohlhaas, Livermore (PU). International - Carpenter & son, Ledyard (PU). Chamberlain - Harvey Heyer, Titonka. Chrysler - Aeilt Troff, Ledyard. Chevrolets - Gerald Menke, Bancroft; Dena Kohlhaas, Algona; Mary Ann Weber, Algona; Everett Hanna, Lone Rock; Richter Bros., Elmore; Edward Brandt, Titonka. Pontiacs - Charles Gappa, Fenton; Edward Bormann, Bode. Cadillas - Lagerstrom & Juckniess, Burt. Oldsmobile - Walter Winkelman, Buffalo Center, JohnT.Mc- Guire, Algona. Plymouth - American Oil Co., Algona; James Schumacher, Algona. Buick - Dorothy Helme, Swea City. Rambler - Egbert Helland, Fenton. Dies Sunday Mrs. Erma Gremmels, former Fenton resident, died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Sunday night. Funeral services were pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel here at press time and a complete obituary will appear in the next edition of the UDM, Scouts Carol Cub Scouts of Pack 29, Algona, went caroling Monday night, Dec. 19, at the Kossuth County Home. 13 Communities Are Represented In Attendance Ninety-two local farmers enrolled at the first meeting of the Farmer's Evening School Monday evening, Dec. 12, according to George W. Sefrit, Vocational Agriculture instructor, in the Algona Community High School. Following is a list of the members enrolled: ALGONA - Ed Arend, Nick Arndorfer, Walter Barr, Bill Becker, G. L. Benschoter, Hugh Black, Joe Buscher, Jr., Oliver Carlson, John Cash, Charles Dearchs, Larry Devine, Dean Dodds, Wm. Dodds, Ray Dorweiler, Peter Erpelding, Jerome Eisenbarth and Bob Gerber. Lloyd Gerber, Ron Gerber, 0. V. Harlan, John Henry, J. F. Hofius, Roy Hutchison, Ralph Johnson, Roger Keith, Wayne Keith, Joe King, Dick Kuecker, Donald Llcktelg and Charles Lickteig. Cecil Long, Scott Monroe, Royal Nold, Clyde Priebe, Gary Priebe, Lyle Raney, John Scuff- ham, Jim Spear, Orland Steil, Gerald Thilges, Marvin Thilges, Alan Walker and Merlin Walker. BURT - Delmar Angus, Robert Angus, Harold Becker, Ralph Carlson, Johnny Harms, A. A. Hlldman, Edgar Keith, Duane Mawdsley, Ray McWhorter, Russell Patterson, Ervin Ulses, Melvin Rieken, Kenneth Trenary, Paul Weber and John Wilson. BODE - Cyril Thilges. BANCROFT - Phil Bernhard, Vincent Ford, William Ford, ,Ross Inman and Gerald Soderberg. CORWITH - Robert Chambers and George Guenther. FENTON- Paul Bernhard. LONE ROCK-Duane Dittmer, Duane Habeger, Ralph Hammerstrom and John Person. LUVERNE - Dan Froehlich, Luther Kinne and Keith Voss. LIVERMORE - W. H. Kohl- baas. SEXTON - Glenn Gabrielson. WESLEY-Joseph Skow. WEST BEND-Glenn Struecker. WHITTEMORE - Richard Arend, Edward Berninghaus, Joseph H. Besch, Hilbert Bierstedt, Mark Bierstedt, Charles Bjustrom, Francis Bjustrom, Harold Bjustrom, Gerald Erpelding, Melvin Pompe, Alvin Riggert, Wendell Rusch, L. A. Schultz and John Simpson. Meat Larceny, 5 Year Term Marvin Grisham, Emmetsburg, waived time to plead in district court here this week and was adjudged guilty of larceny of property of value in excess of $20 and was sentenced to five years in the Men's Reformatory at Anamosa by Judge Richard Cooper. The sentence was then suspended and Grisham was paroled to the State Board of Parole, with appeal bond fixed at $2,500. The matter was a result of the alleged theft of a quantity of meat from an animal killed on a farm near Irvington some weeks ago. One new petition was filed. Beulah M. Snyder, plaintiff, alleges cruel and inhuman treatment in a petition in equity filed against Richard F. Snyder, defendant. They were married at Lakota May 28, 1949 and the plaintiff asks that personal property, claimed to be in excess of $100,000, be attached by the court. She also asks for prope rty and permanent alimony. One Hurt In Car-Pickup Crash A car-pickup truck mishap, five miles north of Whittemore on highway 44 at 3:20 p. m. Sunday resulted in a cut on the head for Mike Shillington, Bancroft, passenger in the pickup. The pickup was driven by Jim Shillington, 22, Bancroft, and was headed west. It struck an auto driven by Leila McCann, 31, Whittemore, broadside, resulting in extensive damage to both vehicles. This photo was snapped outside the vault of the Ledyard State Bank Wednesday morning and clearly shows how the place looked when Leon McCoy, employee, reported for work. The vault door at right had been burned with a cutting torch, allowing thieves to gain entrance to the vault without using a combination. Once inside the vault, thieves emptied practically all the coins from it, then searched through a number of safety deposit boxes, throwing contents of the boxes all over the floor of the vault and outside as shown here. The acetylene tanks and cutting equipment, stolen from the State Highway shop at Gerled, four miles from Ledyard, can be seen near the center of the photo. (Sheriff Ralph Llndhorst Photo) Seek 5~Man Robbery Crew In $4,624 Ledyard Bank Theft Only Silver Taken; Paper Money Intact "Clues are mighty slim . . . we are certain professionals did it ... our investigation is continuing." That's the way Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst summed up the burglary at the Ledyard State Bank this week. Five men apparently committed the crime during the wee hours last Wednesday morning — and the sheriff, six FBI officers and two agents from the State Bureau of Investigation began work on the theft at once. Best lead seems to be tire tracks — photographed near the elevator at Ledyard where the men probably parked their auto. However, it's a slim one. Dennis Weringa, who lives near the bank and is employed at the elevator, saw the men who apparently pulled off the burglary. His dog, Aady, barked about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and when he went to the front porch of his home to see what was bothering the dog, he noted four men near the elevator. A fifth man ran across the street and joined the others when Weringa yelled at them. The five then ran around to the other side of the elevator and Weringa went back to bed. Leon McCoy, the bank's real estate and insurance representative, discovered the burglary when he entered the bank about 8:20 a. m. He thought the bank was on fire because of the smoky odor which greeted him after he walked inside through the jimmied front door. Once inside, he went to the vault and discovered it was a mess and notified Sheriff Lindhorst. The exact amount taken wasn't known at once, but has been determined since. The thieves took $4,624.68- all in coins. They couldn't get into the currency sale - apparently realizing it would be too tough a job, so all of the bank's folding money was left intact. They didn't take any pennies, either. The paper money was in a heavy cylindrical safe, inside the vault. A complete check of safety deposit contents, owned by bank patrons who rent them for their Here's the interior of the vault at the Ledyard State Bank. The open vault door is at the right and safety deposit boxes 1 line the area at the top and above the range of the camera. During the burglary, thieves searched through many of the boxes and it is not known for sure if anything was stolen from any of them or not. The floor was littered with legal documents, etc. stored in the boxes by bank patrons. A number of the boxes and a quantity of the papers can be seen in the picture. ttttVffffffi&fffftft&ftffffftf&ffpj&ffii own use, had not been completed this weekend, but it appeared the culprits merely went through the ones they were able to open, looking for money. The floor of the vault was strewn with bonds, insurance policies, etc. Agents called in on the burglary conducted a neighborhood search at Ledyard, then scattered in all directions in hopes of picking up some trace of the thieves. Acetylene tanks and a cutting torch were stolen from the State High Dept. maintenance shop at Gerled by the thieves to commit the crime at Ledyard, and once through at the bank, the equipment was left lying near the vault door. A hole was cut in the outside of the east door of the vault, allowing the door to be opened without using a combination. Once inside the vault, at least one member of the group had to climb over a partition wall into the other side of the vault- and the coins were then handed over the wall The acetylene tools used in the burglary were apparently taken in through the front door after *:*:*:*:-:*:^^ it was jimmied. The men apparently chose to burn through the east door of the vault so no one could see them through the front window or door of the bank. As soon as he arrived at the scene, Lindhorst had the bank closed while the Interior was good over with a fine tooth comb In an effort to find clues. Many areas were dusted for fingerprints, but the thieves probably wore gloves. The bank reopened for business Thursday morning. It is probable the men left town about 4 a. m. Someone reported seeing a car driving to town at that time, According to Lindhorst, thlf is the second nighttime burglary of a bank in the county since he took office in 1949, The other was at Featon quite a few years ago. There have also bew two daylight robberies at Lakota and one at Burt to the im gwrS, The bai* at Ledyard JslwSS on the west eud oj mala street in a one-story brick building,

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