The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1967 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 31, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . SUgona tipp ESTABLISHED 1865 " s,,. .. . . "? att */ f* *?*P 0ilottlc " at MROIU. iow« A1 -- M * """* 3> ir " ALGONA ' IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1967 16 Pages Tabloid - 4 Paces Metro VOL. 102 NO. 8 BERNARD A. FRANKL Bernard Frank!, 54, Rites Here Monday The sudden death of Bernard A. Frank! last Friday afternoon, as the result of a heart attack, stunned the Algona community, where he had spent a great share of his life. "Barney" as he was known to his friends over a wide area, was home last Friday afternoon when the sudden attack struck. He was rushed to St. Ann hospital unconscious and died there within a few minutes. He was 54 years of age. Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Cecelia's Catholic church with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was in Calvary cemetery with McCullough Chapel handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Wm. Hilton, Bless Rusk, Wm. Conn, A. J. Ricklefs, James Steele and Ray Rutherford. Military rites at the graveside were conducted by the Algona American Legion post. Bernard Arthur Frankl was born at Irvington, Jan. 17,1913, the son of Barney and Marie Frankl, longtime residents of the area. He graduated from Algona high in 1929, attended Creighton University in Omaha, and entered the insurance business while comparatively young. He was in the insurance business until his return to Algona in 1950, with the exception of time spent serving in the U.S. Navy during World War n. He entered service in 1941 and served four years on a sub chaser and also a hospital ship, both in the Mediterranean theatre and the South Pacific. He left the service as a Lieutenant. Following his release to inactive duty he became district manager of the World Insurance Co., in Washington, D. C. and remained there for five years, with a most successful career in the insurance field. But he never forgot the aspects of middle western living, and following his marriage on Oct. 22, 1949, to Lois Chappell in Washington, he and his wife decided to make Kossuth county their home. Barney had a lifelong interest in agriculture in general and cattle raising in particular, and he pioneered in the development of two new ideas of that time, the use of anhydrous ammonia as a fertilizer and a new type of protein molasses feed for cattle. The result was the formation of Mor Gro, Inc. which headquartered first at Irvington, where Barney constructed a large plant for handling of anhydrous ammonia. This enterprise was later sold to Standard Oil and is now part of the Tuloma corporation. Morea cattle feed distribution he retained, and he constructed a new office and plant, and later a new-type cattle feeding program of his owu, on property south of A!gona. He also was Instrumental in development of Frankl land just south of St. Ann hospital into one of the most attractive residential areas of the community. Here he also made his home. Mr. and Mrs. FranJd are parents of three sons, Matt, 15, Pete, 14, and Dan, 9. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Frankl and the sons, are his mother, Mrs. Marie Frankl of Irvington, brothers, Gerald, now of South Sioux City, Neb., and Donald of Minneapolis, and a sister, Cam.'lla, Mrs, Donald Bormann of LuVerne. Barney was a director of the Security State Bank, and a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Elks and Moose Lodges. He enjoyed life, living, friendship and family, and the sympathy of a host of friends goes to his wife, sons and immediate relatives in their sudden loss. Milk Packaging (Machine Contract To Algona Firm Mefronics, Inc. Gets Contract For Production The development of a revolutionary new milk packaging machine has placed Metronics, Inc. of Algona in the limelight ,of the nation's dairy and packaging industry. 0. B. Harmes, president and owner of the local firm, announced the signing of a large production contract with Olin- kraft Corp. of West Monroe, Louisiana, at a luncheon for civic officials and the press last Thursday at Van's Cafe in Algoaa. Representatives of Olinkraft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Olin-Mathieson Corp., had flown to Mason City in the company's private jet and drove to Algona for the announcement of the contract. Olinkraft is a leader in the field of dairy packaging and has been working with Harmes for several years as the new machine was being developed. The concerned milk packaging machine has introduced a new concept of production to the dairy industry. The first machine developed by Metronics is now in operation at Abbott Dairy in Philadelphia, and packages eight ID-quart m/lk containers per minute. Fred McCall, general sales manager for Olinkraft explained that larger packages, such as the 10-quart type, are now being introduced to the public with a great deal of success. The production contract calls for four or five machines each month from Metronics. Olin- kraft in turn will lease the machines to dairies throughout the United States. A smaller version of the packaging machine will also be produced at the Algona firm. Metronics has been Involved in the productioa of dairy machinery since its beginning as the Livingston Tool Co. in 1945. Harmes joined Charlie Livingston is a partner in 1950 and bought the company in 1957. Since that time, the numlier of employees has reached 41 and the payroll has doubled. A new addtiion to the plant was recently completed and further physical growth seems likely. Representatives of OUnkraft Corporation, West Monroe, La., were in Algona Thursday to announce a production contract with Metronics, Inc. of Algona. Pictured above at a noon luncheon at Van s Cafe are (left to right), Bob Briggs, area sales manager for Olinkraft; Karl Moseley, systems engineer; O. B. Harmes president and owner of Metronics, Inc.; Tom Harris, manager of Ohnkraft's Dairy Pac Div.; Larry Fattori, president of Rels, Inc., East Patterson, N.J.; and Fred McCall, general sales manager of Olinkraft. (UDM Foto) Matt Zeimet, 81 St. Joe, Passes; Rites Feb. 1 Mathias Zeimet, 81, retired St. Joe farmer, died Saturday night, Jan. 28 at a Humboldt nursing home where he had been living. He was 81 years of age. His wife, Anna Marie Weydert Zeimet, preceded him in death in 1922. Children surviving are Susan, Mrs. Edward Andrilenas, Madison Lake, Mont.; Eugene Zeimet, Bode; Elizabeth, Mrs. Frank Rathke, Humfooldt; 15.grand- children and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Justiha Kreuscher, Tracy, Minn.; Mrs. Anna Wagner, Algona; Dominic, West Bend; Peter of Humboldt; Frank of West Bend; Lena, Mrs. John Kemua of Bancroft; and Henry of Bode. Two brothers preceded him in death, Mr. Zeimet was born in Humboldt county, May 25,1885, son of Henry and Mary Zeimet. He was married in 1914, and the family lived in Kossuth county alifetime. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 a. m. at St. Joseph's Catholic church in St. Joe, Father Leo Schu- macher officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona is handling arrangements. Pallbearers will be Raymond Zeimet, Ronald Zeimet, Marvin Weydert, Allen Wagner, Howard Weydert and Don Weydert. Mr. Zeimet was a member of St. Joseph parish and the St. Joe Knights of Columbus. Roy Frank Of LuVerne Passes Roy Frank, longtime LuVerne area farmer, died Sunday night at the Belmond hospital. Funeral services are pending at the Blake Funeral Home in LuVerne. Mr. Frank was injured Saturday in a fall on the ice, and taken to the hospital. Complete obituary details will be found in the next issue of this newspaper. Kossuth Has 2 S.C.I. Graduates Two Kossuth county students at State College of Iowa, and two from adjacent areas, are among the mid-year graduates at S.C.I. Jan. 25. They are Howard V. Medin of Whittemore, with a B. A. in mathematics, and Mary Hazelhoff Larson of Swea City with a B. A. in music. From Edjacent area, graduates are Mildred Burgess Wegener of Rodman with a B.A. in business education, and Beverly A. Fiderlick of Livermore with a B.A. in upper elementary education.

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