The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 24, 1967 · Page 1
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The "RRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . 3lgona Upper Sk 5 fHomf s ISTABUSHID 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoUice at Al«on«. Iowa (50911). Nov. 1. 193*. under Act of Confref* of March S. IfTB ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1967 16 Tabloid Pa^es VOl. 102 NO. 6 House-To-House On Bond Issue A house-to-house distribution of literature and information in support of the coming school bond election took place last week. Volunteer workers distributed the material in Algona. The vote, Monday, Jan. 30, is on the proposition of 11/2 million in bonds to finance a new public htgh school and remodel two other schools. Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee have also been appearing in teams before various civic, professional and social groups giving talks regarding the proposed bond issue. Titonka School Bids Opened, Total $201,170 Titonka school officials received bids, last Wednesday, on construction of a school addition. Fagre Construction of Estherville with a bid of $146,556 was low on the general contract. There were eight bids on general construction. E. L, Secory of Clear Lake was low on the mechanical bid with $39,998 and an alternate. Electrical contracting low bid was that of Thompson-Keller electric of Britt, at $14,616.88. Low bidding contractors were to furnish the architect with a list of sub-contractors within seven days, and if these meet approval contracts were to be signed. Re-Elected Home Federal C. R. LaBarre was re-elected president of the Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, here during a meeting held Wednesday afternoon. At that time, Mr. LaBarre announced the association had paid $910,043 in dividends to depositors Jan. 1 — Besides Mr. LaBarre, other officers re-elected.include M. J. Mowers, executive vice president and secretary, Mark Stanton, vice president and treasurer, Richard Ringsdorf, cashier, and Mr. LaBarre and Dr. Karl Hoffman, directors. Other directors include Mr. Mowers, G. D. Snum- way, G. W. Stillman, Milton Norton, Harry Greenberg and D. E. Dewel. Results Count We received 34 replies to our classified ad in the Algona Upper Des Moines and the North Iowa Shopper, so many that we haven't been able to study all of the qualifications and make a decision as to which applicant we will contact for the job we advertised. Your publications really reach the people. Box 535-U, Algona. 3 Hurt As Ice Causes Area Mishaps Three persons sustained minor injuries this week as mishaps continued to plague the area due to icy streets and roads. Injured in accidents in Algona were Josephine Young, 50, Algona, bruised hip; Glenn Ray Strayer, 28, Algona, bump on knee; and Marilyn D. Kuester, 35, Algona, bruised left side. None were hospitalized. Mrs. Young was hurt when an auto driven by her husband, James R. Young, 54, Algona, collided with a police car driven by Ernest W. Hutchison, 51, Algona, at the intersection of Woodworth and Call streets here Friday at 1:05 p. m. The Young auto was headed west and the police car was headed south at the time. Neither vehicle could stop at the intersection due to ice. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $370. Strayer and Mrs. Kuester were injured when a truck driven by the former and an auto driven by the latter collided at the intersection of Elm and Phillips streets here at 1:50 p. m. Wednesday. The truck was headed west and the auto was headed south at the time of the crash. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $650. A minor mishap occurred at 2:03 p. m. Friday. An auto driven by Earl D. Booth, 35, Algona, backed into a car driven by Arlene E. Buenger, 46, West Bend, on Nebraska street here. Damage to the autos was estimated at $150. Police investigated all three mishaps. At 7 p. m. Friday, a pickup driven by Clifford W. Anfinson, 62, Wesley, and an auto driven by Leroy D. Koplar, 30, Webster City, collided near Wesley on highway 18 as the former pulled from his driveway onto the highway. Mr. Anfinson was charged with failing to yield and damage to the vehicles was estimated at $225 by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Brother Of Ledyard Priest Dies, LeMars LEDYARD - Funeral services were held at LeMars recently in St. James Catholic Church for Joseph Harvey Obermire, brother of Rev. Ralph Obermire, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic church here. Mr. Obermire, 68, died at the LeMars hospital where he had been a patient for two days. Survivors include his wife and three daughters, his mother, Mrs. Mary Obermire and a brother, Fr. Ralph Obermire, both of Ledyard, and seven grandchildren. Final rites were conducted by his brother, Rev. Ralph Ober- mire, Wednesday, Jan. 18. Burial was in the church cemetery. 2 Missing High School Boys Found In Benver Wed 59 Years Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bradley, 708 East Oak St., observed thsir 59th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Jan. 22, with an informal gathering of members of their family at the home of their son, M. Joseph Bradley here. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley, Sr., were married in 1908 at Clare, Iowa. They are parents of five children, Frances, Mrs. Howard Kelly of Clare, and sons Joe, Garland and Walt, all of Algona, and Emmet of Rutland. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley are pictured above, holding the youngest member of the family line, Mary Melissa Waller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Waller. Mrs. Dennis Waller is the former Mary Bradley, daughter of ths Joseph Bradleys. Farmers Union Dies Monday Adopts 'Stop Buying' Plan The Kossuth unit of the Farmers Union, meeting at the Cunningham Cafe at Burt, last Wednesday, Jan. 18, agreed to endorse the National Farmers Union "Stop Buying" campaign, which originated recently in North Dakota and has since spread to 13 midwest states. Said Alfred Schonck, president of the Kossuth unit, "Implement and car manufacturers have raised their prices, and interest rates are up. With these additional price shackles, farmers are asked to produce more and more. Agricultural production won World War n and kept the peace. Again the farmer wishes to do his part but under fair income conditions." Schenck said the county unit was recommending that every farmer participate to the best of his ability in this "Stop Buying" campaign. He added that there are no intentions of pickets or any special activity of a similar nature in the county, and that the. protest is not aimed at the area dealers in machinery or cars, but rather is hoped for as a message to the manufacturers who set the prices to begin with. Faris Miner, well-known Al- gonan, died at his home at 1409 East Nebraka street here early Monday morning. Funeral arrangements for htm were pending at McCullough's Funeral Chapel when the UDM went to press. He is survived by his wife, Jean, and twin daughters. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of this newspaper. Ex-Resident Of Wesley Passes WESLEY - Mrs. Peter (Daisy Felt) Haverly, 76 died at Mt. Angel, Ore., where she had lived many years. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Felt, she was born in Portland township, Aug. 15, 1890. She lived in Wesley until her marriage to Peter Haverly in 1914. They lived in Whittemore and Oelwein before moving to Coronado Calif., and Mt. Angel. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. P. J. (Donajean) Lewis, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter-in-law, Grace Haverly, San Jose, Calif.; and a sister, BlancheWagner, Wesley. Lose 87 Hogs Loss of 87 head of hogs as the result of a fire at the Delbe rt Berninghaus farm, between Whittemore and West Bend, occurred last week. The hog house , was also a total loss. Sentral Youths On Challenge, Trek West Two 16-year-old juniors from Sentral high, missing since last Tuesday, decided they had seen enough of the world for the time being at least, and ended their travels at Denver, Colo. The young mnn, James R. Voigt and Terry Brekke, had been Uie subject of a search throughout the middle west for several days. Jim is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Voigt of Fenton, and Terry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd B;:ekke of rural SweaCity. Both of the boys were in good health but had suffered several setbacks in their journey, a major one being that the transmission in the vintage car owned by Jim expired at Donver. There was also a matter of dwindling finances. Travel, it seems, even in a nutdest manner, requires funds. Last fall there was some talk involving going places and seeing things around Sentral, and Jim and Terry voiced a desire to see something of the world, a viewpoint their classmates did not let them forget. The thoughts of travel grew during the ensuing weeks, and finally came to the point of putting into action the discussion and proddlngs on the subject. After the disappearance of the two young men, their parents with understanding concern, contacted Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who spread basic information in the matter to other midwestern sources. Last Saturday, a phone call came in to Luke Linnan, Algona attorney, a friend of the Voigt family, placed by Jim from a Denver, Colo, pay station. Jim indicated that the boys we re considering the situation and found the financial outlook rather bleak at the moment, as well as a transmission that had given up the ghost. Ensuing events led to the whereabouts of the boys, and Gerald Voigt left Sunday for Denver to bring them home. The boys were found when they went to a Denver employment office. Home usually looks better after you've had a chance to inspect other areas. Case Dismissed A charge of selling beer to minors against Walter Ruger, LuVerne, was dismissed in Mayor Bill Finn's court here Saturday morning following a hearing due to insufficient evidence. Quarter Section Sold The 160 acre farm owned by the J. W. Schiltz Estate, and | tenanted by Walter Schiltz, has ,been sold to Raymond Hellman

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