The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 14, 1967 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 14, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . QCjje ®pper jWoincs IMS 2 SecUons - 24 Tabloid Pages ALGONA, ,OWA, TUISDAY, FIWOARY M, 1967 VOL 102 'S®® 5 ^* 1 *^^ ........................... w * "• Murray Backs 1-35 Garner Route v*******^^ .................. National Corn Champ Listens Too! A $10 Million Saving By Going Northerner * m ******^^ Sentral Junior " " ~ " -~-^^ Wins American Legion Oratory Robert A. Krause, a junior from Sentral high, won firstplace in the American Legion Kossuth County Oratory contest, Saturday, at Lakota. He was awarded a $25 U. S. bond for first place. Bruce Birkemeyer is his speech teacher at Sentral. Robert will go to Webster City to represent the county on Feb. 15. Jennifer Anderson, who represented Swea City high, won second place. She is a sophomore. Joe Beischman is the Kossuth County Legion commander. Well-Known Livermore Man Dies Thursday Guy A. Trauger, 79, Livermore died Thursday morning at Hancock County Memorial hospital, Britt, following a lengthy Illness. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lindhart Funeral Home/Humboldt, with Rev. Roy Blesemeyer of- ficating. Interment was at Union cemetery. Casket bearers were John Olson, Elwood Rummens, Charles Rummens, Harold Bolder, Eugene Hanlfan and Alvin Lenertz. Bora June 8, 1887 ,at Livermore, son of the the late Mr. and Mrs. Lev! Trauger, Guy Trauger was reared and educated at Livermore. His mother's maiden name was IdaSmith. He married the former Esther E. Frokjer of Rolfe Feb. 26, 1913, and the couple farmed near Livermore In 1946. Mrs. Trauger died Dec. 16, 1949. Among the survivors are four sons, Leonard A., Long Beach, Calif., Harold G., LuVerne, James L. Livermore, and Merlin G v Roth ville, MO.; one daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Bierma, Havelock, North Carolina; 14 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Walter Fischer, Willimsport, Penn. Condition Unchanged The condition of Mrs. Esther Sigsbee, former Algona resident, and writer of the "Gracei" column, Woman's World, in this newspaper, was reported as unchanged at Sarasota, Fla. Memorial Hospital, this week. She has been unconscious since suffering a brain hemorrhage Is Hospitalized Tom Rich, owner and operator of Tom's Radio and TV here, was taken to St. Aon hospital' Thursday for treatment of aback injury. He was placed in traction in an attempt to correct the problem. He injured the back while at work about a week earlier A new record for attendance went into the statistics here Friday when approximately 1,000 persons (mostly farmers from this area) attended the annual Corn-Soybean Clinic which was held in the Garrigan Fieldhouse. A portion of the crowd is shown in the photo above. Many are easily identified, including Clyde Hight, national corn growing champion from Illinois (right center, looking at the camera), Curtis Gardner, Algona, Willis Cotton, Lone Rock, BUI Dodds, Algona, Jim Milder, Algona, and Luke McGuire, Burt. They were all seated on the lower bleacher section. All chairs on the main floor were occupied. Others shown are also from widespread areas of the county. Total registrations at the Clinic a year ago amounted to 650, and this year's record- breaking number kept the show's mark intact - there has been an increase in attendance each year since the first. The day's program included the latest information on many aspects of agriculture today. (UDM Graphic-Polaroid Flashfoto) Two Boys Take Car Here; Key Left In It Local police are searching for two boys, 13-15 years old, who reportedly took a 1965 Ford owned by John Tielebein, Algona, from the spot where it was parked near Trinity Lutheran church Thursday evening. The auto was reported missing — then found about two hours later in the parking lot at St. Cecelia's Catholic church on East North street. According to Police Chief Al Boekelman, the auto had been driven 25 miles. There was nothing stolen from it and it apparently was not damaged. According to the report, the key was left in the vehicle. First report of activity near Trinity Lutheran told of the boys looking through cars parked there. They apparently were searching for one which had the keys in it. Investigation of the matter was continuing this weekend. County Auxiliary The quarterly meeting of the Kossuth County Units of the American Legion Auxiliary will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the LuVerne Legion Hall at 2 p.m. We desire that each Unit have a representative at this meeting. In case of bad weather, listen to KLGA Radio. 1000 At Corn Soybean Clinic Show Friday An attentive crowd of about 1,000 farmers and some city folks as well, took in the third annual Corn & Soybean Clinic held last Friday at Garrigan high auditorium, enjoyed the free lunch at noon, and had a closeup look at Clyde Hight, 1965 national corn growing champion and a panel of experts in various fields of agriculture. Attendance awards went to variety of locations as follows: Tractor-radio, to Fred Kruse of LuVerne. Pamline cattle oiler, to Alvin Recker of Corwith. Twelve gauge shotgun, to Joe Loebach of Titonka. Portable TV set to Donald A. Cook of Kanawha. Clyde Hight, the champion corn grower of the U.S. a year ago, flew in to Algona from Illinois. He spoke on the morning program and appeared on the final question and answer panel as well. It was the largest crowd of any thus far in Iowa at similar shows being presented around the state by Farm Shows, Inc. with five major national sponsors and cooperating local area sponsors, including this newspaper. Edna Shilts Passes Here; Funeral Set Edna B. Shilts, Algona, mother of Fred Shilts, well-known local shoe store owner, died early Monday morning at Good Samaritan Home here. Funeral services for her will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Shilts was a long-time member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, three sisters and a brother. A complete obituary will appear in the UDM Thursday. Algernon Dies Mrs. Grace Larson of Algona died at the hospital at Britt Saturday night. Funeral arrangements for her are pending at McCullough's Funeral Chapel here. Silver Wedding Mr. a/id Mrs. P. A. Holcomb of Swea City observed their 25th anniversary, Sunday, Feb. 12. An open house in the afternoon was held at Immanuel Lutheran church social hall in Swea City. The event was sponsored by the family. State Senator Don Murray of Bancroft Is co-sponsor of a resolution introduced in the state legislature which asks that the controversial Interstate Highway 35 be routed north to Garner, parallel to the present U. S. 69, then turn east to Clear Lake and thence north into Minnesota. Preliminary work on the Interstate has been halted because of objections to its dlagona.1 route which would cut through numerous productive farms between Ames and Belmond, if the engineering plan of a diagonal road is carried out. State Senator John L. Buren of Forest City, is also co-author of the bill, and introduced It in the Senate last Thursday. The sponsoring senators say they have been advised by the Good Roads Association of Iowa that it would be $10 million dollars cheaper to build the Interstate straight north as originally planned to Garner, then east to Clear Lake, than to construct the diagonal route subsequently proposed and adopted. If adopted, the concurrent resolution would bring the weight of the state legislature to bear on the U. S. Senate and House, the Federal Bureau of Public Roads, and the Iowa Highway Commission to restore the original routing at least as far as Garner. In the meantime, work has halted on 1-35 north, pending outcome of routing disputes. Car Smashes Plate Glass Window Here A car driven by Stephen L. Miller, 23, Algona, went out of control and inflicted an estimated $300 damage to a plate glass window at Taylor Motor Co. and a city power pole here at 7:45p.m. Saturday. Damage to the auto was estimated at $800. Miller was charged with failing to have control. The Miller vehicle was following an auto driven by Jim Busch, Algona, and both were headed east on State street. Busch was about to make a turn at the State-Jones intersection when the Miller vehicle went out of control on ice and loose gravel and struck the pole and window. At 12:45 p.m. Saturday, autos driven by Clarence J. Metzger, 60, and Dorothy Fairbanks, 36, Algona, collided at the intersection of Phillips and. State streets, inflicting an estimated $310 damage to the autos. The drivers reported they did not see each other as another car pulled through the intersection. City police investigated both

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