The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 5, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 5, 1967
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Bancroft Boy, 13, Dies Of Gunshot By Russ Waller There was a "full house" at Ledyard, Christmas Day. Mr. and Mrs. Tim Doocy entertained all of their children and their families, with the exception of one daughter and her family wlio could not attend because of illness. There were 41 of their 47 grandchildren present for the occasion. * * * Several Kossuth young men were named in a list of candidates for nine appointments to the Air Force, Military and Naval Academies in the last week of 1966, by retiring Congressman Stanley Greigg, Named as an alternate candidate to the Air Force Academy was William L. Mlno of Ledyard. Roger L. Menneke of Algona was named as an alternate for the Naval Academy. * * * Winter is the season of the year when the kids leave open the doors that they slammed all summer. * * * It was most interesting, in watching the introduction of football players before the Florida Georgia Tech football game, to find that on the Georgia Tech first line varsity of offense and defense there were nine young men from Florida. On the Florida squad there were 14 young men from Georgia. The pasture on the other side of the fence always • looks greener I * * * With this week's issue the Upper Des Moines begins its 102nd year of publication. * * * For those who are getting itchy, it seems that somewhere along the line the Federal tax return forms for 1966 destined for Algona have been sidetracked in the mails ... but they'll be along, in case you're one of the numerous ones not yet receiving same. * * * A memo from Ed Genrich informs us that the Algona Picnic in California will NOT be held until late March or April, as the location is not available this year lor the usual time in February,.. and a memo at the bottom from Genevieve Genrich, recalling with a touch of nostalgia her days at the Third Ward grade school ... and a Happy New Year to you, too. * * * There are two finalists for the postmastershtp at Storm Lake, and one of them is Gerald P. Cullen, better known during his years in Whittemore and Algona as Pat ... one of the two finalists will get the appointment soon, subject to Senate confirmation. * * * For the first time in eight years the families of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bormann of Whittemore were all home at the same time over the holidays. They included the Bob Reelings of Tempe, Ariz., Rev. Chas. Bormann of LeMars, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Ballard of Baudette, Minn., Sister Mary Emilie of Oak Lawn, HI., Brother Benedict of St. John's, Collegeville, Minn., Sister Mary Rosalind of Osage, the Carol Ulfers of Rochester, Jerry Bor- manns, Maurice Bormanns and Vern Bormanns of Whittemore, and Richard Bormanns of West Bend. They met at the old home at the farm. * * * Things are tough all over ... even the bullfighters in Mexico City are on strike . .. bullfighter's union against management, the usual situation. * * * And over in Saigon, some 2500 Vietnamese dock workers also went on strike . .. they objected to the use of American troops helping to unload cargo ... it's sometimes a difficult world to understand. * * * Famous Last Line - It used to be that all young boys were Inspired to become president; today they take a second look at the job. Until investigation of the matter is completed, the death of a 13-year-old Bancroft boy, Larry Carpenter, who succumbed in an ambulance enroute to a Rochester, Minn, hospital during the night Tuesday, has been attributed to an "accidental gunshot w-jund" according to Sneriff Ralph Lindhorst. Death of the boy followed varied reports of the incident which resulted in his injury - and Sheriff Lindhorst, who continued the investigation Wednesday, stated details of the matter were very sketchy. Larry was injured while apparently on a hunting trip with three other 13-14 year old Bancroft boys along a creek bank 1 1/2 miles south and three-fourths of a mile east of Bancroft. The accident occurred about 1:43 p.m. Tuesday. The other three boys were Michael Shlllington, Thomas Jansen, said to be owner of the rifle (assumed to be a .22 caliber), and Roger Kollasch. It is not known which of the four boys had the gun in his hands at the time. The bullet entered the right temple of the Carpenter boy and an ambulance was apparently summoned from fJie Carpenter home, located about a half-mile north of where the tragedy took place. The boy was brou|ht to St. Ann hospital - and first reports were that the bullet merely creased the lad's head. Wnen his condition worsened, it wis decided to transfer him *.o Rochester. Sheriff Lindhorst did not know of the incident until some time after it occurred. He was in his car while working on another nutter when he mnt an ambulance on State street here, but continued on his way, being notified of the shooting by radio when he reached Hurt. The local hospital had reported a gun-shot patient to officials resulting in notification of the sheriff. He went at once to the hospital. Mr. and Mrs Bernard Carpenter, parents of the boy were also there. They told Lindhorst they knew hardly any details of the incident or injury. The Carpenters, who have 11 children living reside in a farm home about a mile south of Bancroft and Mr. Carpenter operates the bowling alley there. At press time, rites for the boy were pending at Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft. It was expected the funeral will be held in St. John's Catholic church. Xffffi Clear Pictures - More News - Largest Circulation ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the poslofflce at Alffona, Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1967 Two Sections —. 20 Page* VOL. 102 NO. 1 St. Joe Nun Is County Auto Victim Cora Fleming Rites Are Held At Whittemore Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Fleming, 76, well-known Whittemore lady, were held in St. Michael's Catholic church there Saturday at 10 a.m., with Father Joseph J. Hyland, Sheldon, former pastor at Whittemore, officiating. Msgr. P. P. Gearen and Fr. Cecil Friedmann assisted and Fr. PhilipDailey officiated at graveside rites at the church cemetery. Hyink Funeral Home, Whittemore, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Russell Medin, Ralph Nichols, John Mosbach, Ralph Bauer, Earl Schmitt and Robert Gengler and honorary pallbearers were Frank Burke, James Geelan, Herman Zumach, Charles prlger, Dan Foley, Francis Mullin, Leonard and Edmund Elbert. Cora Creed Chamberlain, only child of Charles and Marguerite Chamberlain, was born Aug. 20, 1890 at Louisville, Ky. and lived at Chicago prior to her marriage to Joseph M. Fleming in Holy Angels Catholic church there Nov. 21, 1911. She was a graduate of the Chicago Conservatory of Music and a member of the St. Michael's Rosary Society and served as an accompanist for many musical programs in this area down through the years. Survivors include her husband, former hardware merchant now retired; seven children, Mary Corinne (Mrs. Craig Smith), Algona, James F., Ba- kersfleld, Cal., Marguerite (Mrs. Edward S. Meyer) and Joan (Mrs. Edward P. Owens), Chicago, Ruth (Mrs. Robert Corcoran), White Plains, N.Y., Eleanor (Mrs. Robert Sanchez), Albuquerque, N. M., and Robert, So. Sioux City, Nebr.; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fleming died at St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, Minn., Dec. 28 where she had been a patient for 10 days. She had been in ill health for several years and previously had been hospitalized at St. Ann and a resident of the Good Samaritan Home here. Funeral Held At Lakota For Miss Heetland Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday for Miss Hannah Heetland, 82, of Lakota. She died of pneumonia Christmas Day at Park Hospital in Mason City where she had been a patient for the last three weeks. Miss Heetland was born Feb. 17, 1884 at Lakota and attended Lakota rural schools. She is survived by three brothers, Jerry of Lakota, George of Clear Lake and Louis of Renwick, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Schutter of West Bend and Mrs. Elstena Furst of Long Beach, Calif. Services were held in the Presbyterian Church in Lakota with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery, Lakota. Winter Funeral Home of Buffalo Center was in charge of arrangements. Elect 8 New 4-H Officers New boys and girls 4-H officers for Kossuth County were elected at the annual Rally Night at the Algona High School auditorium, Dec. 29. There were about 250 present, Including leaders and guests. The eight new county officers are pictured above in an Extension Service photo. Front row, left to right, are Judy Berger, Algona, girls' president; Marilyn Roethler, Algona, vice president; Karen Eden, Titonka, secretary-treasurer; and LindaNitchals, Algona, historian. Rear row, left to right, Anthony Muehe, Wesley, boys' president; Dean Teeter, Algona, vice president; Dick Lynch, Fenton, secretary-treasurer; and Mike Nitchals, Algona, historian. These new officers replaced the following officers - presidents, Linda Dodds and Wayne Banwart; vice presidents, Tom Lynch and Helen Skow; secretary-treasurers, Kathy Besch and Bob Boleneus; and historians, Diane Bode and Steve Detrick. LuVerne Rites Meyer & Thorson Elected Are Held For Directors Of Area College Henry Kubly Henry Kubly, 90, longtime resident of LuVerne, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge. Funeral services for him were held Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Blake Funeral Home at LuVerne. Burial followed at the LuVerne cemetery. He was born Oct. 7, 1876 at Monticello, Wise., to Henry Kubly, Sr., and Ursula Blum Kubly. He married Emilie Streiff at New Glarus, Wise., Feb. 17, 1903 and they farmed for about 30 years, retiring In 1935 when they moved to LuVerne. Survivors include a son, Elmer, LuVerne; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Marty, Corwith; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, W. F. Kubly, Madelia, Minn.; and four sisters, Mrs. Ursula Frantz, LuVerne; Mrs. Cora Burke,Renwick; Mrs. Louise Jutte, Des Moines; and Mrs. Anna Myers, Livingston, Mont. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Pallbearers at the rites were six grandsons, Keith and Dale Kubly, Eldon and Robert Marty, Arnie Elbert and Judean Weltha. Ken's Auto Now In New Location Ken's Auto Service, local Plymouth agency, moved last week into the firm's new building at 1107 North Main St., just across from the old location. The new location more than triples the size of service facilities and showroom space, and Ken Wehrspan, the owner, is understandably happy with the improved arrangements which enables the growing firm to better serve its customers and display its cars. With seven men elected to serve as directors of the newly- formed Lake Region Area Community College (area 3), Thursday, the first meeting of that board is slated to be held Jan. 12. At that time, an organizational meeting and election of officers will be held. A total of 16 men were candidates for the seven posts on the board. Edgar Meyer, Algona, was elected to serve district 7, the south portion of Kossuth, while Orville Thoreson, SweaCity, was elected to the district 1 position to serve the remainder of Kossuth and a portion of Emmet. Meyer, Instructor at • Algona High School, won by 17 votes from Eugene Hutchins, Algona, former member of the school board here, 259 - 242, in the closest contest reported. Thoreson won over three other men with a 351 vote total. Charles R. Quinn, Bancroft, received 257 votes, Niels J. Nielsen, Ring- Sted, 206, and Grodon Wirtjes, Lakota, 56. Voters named Wayne Crlm, Estherville, 651, district 2; Jack Tatman, Spirit Lake, 703, district 3; Joseph N. Graff, Spencer, 195, district 4; Alden Wlg- dahl, Ayrshire, 423, district 5; and Dr. James L. Coffey, Emmetsburg, 905, district 6. The board will have many decisions to make during the first months in office, dealing with the varied problems involved In the Community College 'and Vocational-Technical School set-up in the area, which is made up of five counties. Board members will serve three-year terms. One of the first decisions will be selection of an administrator for the setup, with headquarters at Estherville. Deans will then be approved and a business manager hired. It was announced recently that three-fourths of a mill Is the maximum allowable .tax levy under law, with the same levy also possible - if a special election is held and it is approved. Present figures indicate enrollment in the post-high school courses will be 1,000. - and at least for the time being, junior college courses will be offered at Estherville and Emmetsburg, with vocational sites to be named later. Besides a levy in all five counties to support the schools, there will be State Aid, State and Federal grants and tuition, which cannot exceed $100 per semester per student. Courses to be offered, both at the junior college and technical level, will also be determined. Appreciation Day Saturday At Klein Supply Klein Farm Supply of Algona will hold its annual Appreciation Day this coming Saturday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a cordial invitation is extended to drop in, by DuWayne Klein, owner. There will be a number of door prizes, as outlined elsewhere in this issue, and coffee and ham sandwiches will be served, as well as pop for the kids. The date of this annual event has been moved up several weeks from past years because of the fact that Mr. Klein won an award from Wayne Feeds which is an expense-paid trip to one of those interesting little islands in the Carribean Dies In California BURT - George Gerhardt, a former prominent resident of Hurt, died last week in Glendale, California where he made hts home. The funeral was held last Tuesday in Glendale. 12th Victim In 1966; Taught At Garrigan Funeral services for Sister Mary Sarah Carr, 68, who became Kossuth county's twelfth auto fatality when she was struck and killed by an auto at St. Joe Friday night, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mt. St. Francis Chapel at Dubuque, with Msgr. J. A. Driscoll officiating. Burial followed at Mt, Calvary cemetery there. Sister Mary Sarah, Latin instructor at Garrigan High School here, died instantly of a fractured neck, severe head injuries and internal injuries when struck about 7:20 p.m. as she walked across highway 169 at St. Joe. She apparently never saw the auto. Driver of the car was David Alan Hoyt, 18, Bode, who told investigating authorities, including Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Patrolman Gerald Gaffey, Humboldt, that he did not see the sister in time to apply the brakes on the auto he was driving. There were no skid marks at the scene. Sister Mary was struck by the right fender and headlight of the vehicle (the headlight lens was broken out), and the right corner of the hood was also bent up. She was thrown 15-20 feet northeast of the point of impact and landed on the east shoulder of the highway. She was with eight others nuns from St. Joe convent at the time of the tragedy. Sister Mary Sarah was walking ahead of the others when struck. They were on their way from the convent to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bormann across the highway, where they were going to spend the evening. The sister was nearing the east edge of the paving when struck. Hoyt was driving north. Sheriff Lindhorst and the patrolman re-enacted the tragedy twice at the scene, with the sheriff standing in the roadway and the patrolman driving his car - and their check showed it was impossible to see a person in dark clothing at the time, due to location of the lights at St. Joe, which are located west of the highway through the community. Sister Mary Sarah was the third pedestrian to die in mishaps in the same general vicinity at St. Joe in recent years. The lighting in the area was termed inadequate by officials. Hoyt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hoyt, Bode, had two passengers in the auto, his sister, Christine, and Alice Eastman, also of Bode. Born at Dubuque, Sister Mary Sarah has been Latin instructor at Garrigan for 7 1/2 years. She Mr. and Mrs. Francis nig became parents of their tenth child Sunday - and the little miss, Patricia Lynn, also became the first baby born in Kossuth county in 1967. She arrived at St. Ann hospital here at 1:31 p.m. Jan. 1 weighing six pounds, four ounces, measuring 19 Inches in length with rosy cheeks and an ample crop of pretty hair. The other nig children range in age from 3-12 years. Mrs. fllg is the former Norma Lee Kollasch and the baby's grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kollasch, Whittemore, on the maternal side, and Mrs. Rosalia nig, St. Joe, paternal grandmother. All are reportedly doing well. The arrival of the baby girl for Mr. and Mrs. nig marked the second straight year a Whittemore family has been blessed with the first of the year. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mogler won the honor a year ago. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) SISTER MARY SARAH lived with Franciscan sisters at St. Joe convent. She was educated at Fillmore and Cascade and her reception into the Order of Francis at Dubuque was in 1926 and her profession was in 1929. Before coming to Garrigan in 1958, she taught at Larchwood and Hselan High School, Sioux City. During her tenure here, she was termed a fine instructor by students and parents alike. Investigating officers stated there would be no charges filed. OMVI Brings $300 Fine In Court Here Stanley L. Hanig, Corwith, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of OMVI in district court here this week and was fined $300 and costs by Judge G. W. StiUman. He was apprehended south of Wesley Dec. 24 by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and bound over by Mayor Bill Finn. Appeal bond in the matter was set at $£00. One new case was also filed. Ueberimui's la. Record One- Stop, Inc., plaintiff, is seeking settlement of an account with Donald and Janet Zlttritsch, de- fehdants, The amount asked is $1,139.44. Kossuth Gets More Snow To Add To Piles This area, buried In snow a week ago when from 8-9 Inches were registered, received smaller amounts, capped by about an inch Tuesday night, during the week. Low Temperature reading during the period came Tuesday morning when the mercury dipped to zero. The high was a pleasant 33 the first day of the new year. Here are the marks: H L S Dec. 29 28 2 2" Dec. 30 20 3 Tr. Dec.31 28 3 Jan. 1 33 15 Tr. Jan. 2 32 17 Tr. Jan. 3 28 0 Jan. 4 10 l/4'» It is possible more snow will arrive within the next few days, according to forecasters. Cub Scoots Met The perfect attendance flag went to Cub Scout Den 2, with a 94% parent attendance, A movie of the First Christmas and three cartoons was enjoyed. The next meeting will be Jan. 17th with the Pine wood Derby the main event of the evening.

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