The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 10, 1967 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 10, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . QTJjt gtoona Upper 29cs; JWmnes ECV»BI»U«« ..*. 'Entered as kecond class matter at the postoffice at AlRona. Iowa ESTABLISHED 1865 (SOSll). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. i$7B ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1967 VOL. 102 NO. 2 2 Sections - 24 Tabloid Start Drive To Boost School Bond Proposal At a meeting of the Citizen's Advisory Committee and the Algona Community School Board, held last Wednesday evening, a series of appearances before area organizations and groups was planned in connection with the Jan. 30 Algona school bond vote on a new construction program totaling 1 1/2 million dollars. *&8&&f*x^^ The meetings will begin Jan. 10, and various representatives of the Advisory Committee will appear to go over details of the bond proposal, which basically includes construction of a new senior high school and an addition to the Bertha Godfrey grade school. A public meeting has been set Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the high school Annex. The total construction project is close to $2 million dollars, but some funds hive accumulated from a special tax levy over the past several years to make up the difference. Corn-Soybean Clinic Here Feb. 10 Plans for the third annual Corn-Soybean Clinic to ba held in Algona, Friday, Feb. 10, are now^ taking shape. One of the major highlights of the program will be the appearance of Clyde Hightof Moweaqua, Illinois, named as National Corn Growing Champion in 1966. The Clinic will be held this year at Garrigan High auditorium, where the seating capacity is adequate for the attendance expected. Adjacent parking is also a factor in the decision to hold the Clinic at Garrigan this year. As in preceding years, a free lunch will be served at noon, and numerous registration prizes are being planned. The program will begin at 9:30 a. m. and run until noon when the lunch will be served. The program resumes at around 1 p, m. and continues until 3 p. m. Major sponsors of the Clinic are Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co., DeKalb Agricultural Ass'n., Shell Chemical, Behlen Manufacturing Co., Cyanam'd Corporation, Allied Chemical and Amchem Products. Last year the Clinic attendance at the V. F. W. hall in Algona was around 800. This year, with expanded seating and eating facilities, it is expected that 1,200 registrations will be handled. A panel of crop production experts will cover all aspects of corn and soybean production from seedbed preparation to storage. Every farmer and any other interested persons are cordially invited to attend. Circle the date Friday, Feb. 10. 13 Below Here Coldest Of Winter <™ «*' s Rites Are Held At St. Joe For Mary Becker Mrs. Mary Becker, 88, lifelong resident of the St. Joe area, died at St. Ann hospital, Algona, Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 4. Funeral services for her were held Saturday at 10 a. m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church at St. Joe, with Rev. Leo Schumacher officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Richard, Ronald, Joseph and Peter Becker, Kenneth Bormann and Inrin Mertz. She was born at St. Joe, June 13, 1878, the daughter of Hubert and Mary Knott, and married John Becker there Oct. 3,1900. He preceded her in death in 1953. They farmed in the St. Joe area many years. Survivors include a daughter, Rose (Mrs. Edward Borminn), Bode; two sons, Herman, Irvington, and Julius, Liver more; 10 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and a sister, Susie (Mrs. Pete Lenertz), Amiret, Minn. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's church. Elbert Youth Wounded, Vietnam Richard W. Elbert, Specialist 4th in the Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Elbert who live between Cylinder and Whittemore, was wounded in Viet Nam the latter part of December, bis parents have been informed, but a later message said he was "much' improved" and had been taken off the critical list. He was to be flown to the U. S. Richard is 21. The gunshot wounds were in the right arm and damage to the light lung. He had been fighting in a swampy area of the country, according to his letters, and was on re- conittisance patrol when wounded. Be is a 1964 graduate of Cylinder High School A temperature of 13 below zero, early Sunday, set a new low temperature here for the winter. About two inches of new snow was also recorded in the past several days by the weather station at KLGA. Temperatures Monday were higher, however, with eight above the low reading for Sunday night as the thermometer reacted to a warming trend. A storm of blizzard proportions largely missed Kossuth. county over the weekend, although some wind with drifting shut off area roads for a time on Sat- urday and Sunday. The storm center moved through the Dakotas into Nebraska and western Iowa, and the cold front moved eastward. The week's temperatures: Date Hi Lo S. Jan. 4 40 10 1/4" Jan. 5 24 17 tr. Jan. 6 35 17 tr. Jan. 7 34 21 1 " Jan. 8 16 -13 11/2" Jan. 9 _s Moderate temperatures were forecast for the next several days in this general area. To Open Bids Bids will be taken Jan. 18, at 2 p.m., for three separate contracts for school additions at Titonka. The school district recently approved a bond issue for school expansion, covering anew lunchroom, multi-purpose room and three classrooms. Howard French Services Held Tidy Loot In 4 Fenton Places Four Fenton business places were entered by burglars, sometime during the night last Thursday, but comparatively little was taken. At the Weisbrod Implement Co. about $13 was taken from a cash drawer, all in quarters and dimes. The prowlers entered the building by prying open the lock on a side door. They also ransacked an unlocked safe, in which no money was kept, and from which nothing seemed to have been taken. The Fenton Cooperative Elevator Co. was also entered by prying open a door, and efforts were made to open the company safe, but without success. However the safe dial was badly mutilated and a locksmith from Des Moines was called to open the safe, Curtis Lura, manger said. It appeared also that some effort was also made to "peel" the safe, but the burglars gave this up as a bad job. The safe of older vintage, proved a tough nut to crack or peel, either way. The company vault, which is left unlocked, contained no money, although the visitors made a search of the contents. The front door was pried open at the Fenton Lumber Co. but only a few pennies and nickels were In the cash drawer. These were left untouched by the prowlers. Only missing items seemed to be one or two tools. Entrance to the Fenton drug was also through the back door, where a window was smashed out and the door then unlocked. Nothing seemed to have been taken, not even a little small change left in the till. The firm's safe, also unlocked, was ransacked, but contained no currency. At the Priebe Grocery it was thought some effort had been made to jimmy the rear door, but if so it was unsuccessful. In all instances the marauders seemed to have a certain respect for papers and documents of no value to themselves, but of value to the owners. They were strewn around, but not too badly. In July of 1964 seven Fenton business places were entered with some loot obtained, but considerably more internal damage done. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst checked out the Fenton incidents Friday morning. Fenton does have a town marshal, Don Hurlburt, but when he left the Main Street Thursday night everything was in order. Buys Bank Control W. D. Ley of Lakota has purchased a controlling interest in the Farmers Trust & Savings Bank of Buffalo Center, it was announced last week. Mr. Ley has been associated with his father in the well-known Ley Motor Co. of Lakota. The new ownership was effective Jan. 3. Ask Gas Expansion Northern Natural Gas of Omaha has applied for permission to service a number of area towns with natural gas, including Cylinder, Fenton, Lone Rock, Ringsted, and Wesley. Funeral services for Howard French, 72, Algona, were held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Congregational church here, with Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were A. L. Ricklefs, H. M. Smith, Matt Streit, Edward Boyken, Homer Downs and Herman Rachut. Mr. French, who for many years was a lumber dealer at Titonka, died early Saturday at St. Ann hospital following a lengthy illness. Son of Samson and Georgiana French, Howard Almy French was born* at Yankton, S. D. Sept. 10, 1894. H6 married Grace Perry, June 17, 1918 here and for almcst 40 years he operated a lumberyard at Titonka, where he also served as mayor. He was a veteran of World War I, member of the American Legion and Lions Club. Mr. and Mrs. French returned to Algona to live about five years ago after residing in Arizona for seven years after moving from Titonka. Survivors include his wife; a son, Russell, Phoenix, Ariz.; a diughter, Jean (Mrs. Stavros Nicolaou), Athens, Greece; several grandchildren; six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Cidney Laird, Wendell and Mrs. Neva Matties, Algona; Herbert, Rossie, la.; Gordon, Phaenix, Ariz.; and Mrs. Kermit Setchell, Bonita Springs, Fla. Cresco Club Cresco Mother-Daughter Club meets Wed., Jan 11, at the Bob Buscherhome. Lavonne Henry is assisting hostess. Funeral Held At Bancroft Funeral services for Larry Joseph Carpenter, 13, Bancroft, victim of a gunshot wound, were held Monday at 11:15 a.m. in St. John's Catholic church there with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial followed at Emmetsburg and Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, was in charge of arrangements. The youth sustained a head wound when the .22 caliber portion of a foreign over-under gun discharged Tuesday, Jan. 3, and died while enroute to a Rochester, Minn, hospital for treatment. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated the tragedy, Thomas Jansen, also of Bancroft, was holding the gun cradled in his arm when the hammer mechanism apparently caught in his sleeve as he moved the rifle, causing it to fire. The bullet struck the Carpenter boy in the right temple. The gun was owned by Don Shillington, and two other youths, Michael Shillington and Roger Kollasch, were with the Carpenter and Jansen boys when the mishap occurred. Larry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Carpenter, was born at Emmetsburg Sept. 15, 1953, and was an eighth grade student at St. John's school, Bancroft, this year. Besides his parents, survivors include seven brothers, Mike, Terry, Kevin, Thomas, Randy, Gordon and Charles; and four sisters, Patricia, Susan, Rosemary and Barbara. Elmore Rites, Blanche Maland Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Maland, a sister of Mrs. V. V. Naudain and aunt of Mrs. M. G, Bourne, Algona, were held last Thursday at the Elmore Methodist church. Mrs. Maland succumbed Jan. 2 at St. Ann hospital. In earlier years she taught at Ledyard and Elmore. She was born in Algona, and graduated from Algona High and Iowa State Teachers College, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter D. Kinyon.

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