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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . 16 TABLOID PAGES ESTABUSHED 1865 matter at the P°st°f«« at Algona. Iowa under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1968 VOL. 102 NO. 17 George Frisbie Of Fenfon Dies Thursday FENTON - George Frisbie, 85, retired farmer who had been a resident of this area for the past 60 years, died Thursday at Palo Alto County Hospital at Emmetsburg. Funeral services for him were held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Methodist church, with Rev. Russell Eldridge officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Maynard Rouse, Jack Cole, Duane Hildebrand, Gerhart and Dave Hilland and Dale Bonn. He was born in Grundy county Oct. 18, 1882 to Ferd and Phillipena Gross Frisbie and the family came to Kossuth GO years ago. Mr. and Mrs. George Frisbie .farmed near Fenton prior to retirement when they moved to town. He is survived by his wife; seven children, Matilda (Mrs. Bert Rouse) and Viola (Mrs. Elmer Bolgan), Ayrshire, Martha (Mrs. Elmer Hildebrand), Emmetsburg, Elna (Mrs. Raymond Hilland), Leland, Joe, Redding, Calif., Clarence, Emmetsburg, and George, Ft. Madison; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ben, Britt; and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Lloyd, Mason City, and Mrs. Bertha Cox, Clear Lake. Minor Crashes In This Area; Driver Charged A school bus driven by Larry V. Nurre, Bancroft, and an auto driven by Joyce E. Berg, Swea City, collided Friday afternoon on Bancroft's main street, resulting in an estimated $200 damage to the bus and $250 damage to the auto. The bus driver was charged with failing to enter an intersection safely by Patrolman James Walske who investigated. A two-car mishap at the intersection of Main and Commercial streets here Friday at 8:30 a. m. resulted in an estimated $300 damage to the vehicles driven by Dale E. Vogel, Emmetsburg, and Mary B. Dearchs, Algona. City police investigated. New Priest WHITTEMORE - Father Francis Staber has been appointed pastor of St. Michael's parish and assumed his new duties Tuesday. He has been pastor of Our Lady of Good Council Church at Fonda. Two Break-Ins, Gas Theft Are Reported Here A pair of break-ins were reported at Wesley Friday night. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was notified of the thefts Saturday morning; A total of $16 in cash and some motor oil was stolen. Maynard Swanson is owner of botli places entered. The Standard Service was entered through a window in the grease room, which was pried open. Once inside, the thief took $11 in cash from a cash register and six cans of motor oil from another area of the building. At the Wesley Auto Co., located across the street from the service station, the east shop door was pried open and $5 taken from the till. The sheriffs office was also called early Monday and Deputy Sheriff Don Wood went to investigate possible theft of some gas from a farm in this area. There were no details available on the reported theft. District Court Jurors Slated To Report Here Prospective district court jurors were slated to report at the courthouse here at 9 a. m. today (Tuesday) for possible duty during a large damage hearing. Judge G. W. Stillman was to preside. The damage matter, Elaine Guerdet et al, plaintiff, vs. James Thompson et al, defendants, finds the plaintiffs asking $694,057.29 as the result of a two-truck mishap July 29, 1966 on highway 9, three miles east of Armstrong. Buys Property Robert W. McCullough, owner and operator of McCullough's Funeral Chapel here, purchased the Farm Bureau building, located in the same block with the Algona public library, last week. Included in the sale of real estate was more than half a block of land Class Of 1918 Planning Reunion Here June 10 A 50th reunion of the Algona High School class of 1918 is being planned for Monday, June 10, here. Preliminary plans were laid at a meeting last Friday night attended by members of the class of 1918, Eva Streit Smith, Fran Quinn Herbst, Mildred Didriksen Zeigler, Joel Herbst, Robert Loss, Angus Cotton and John Kain. This group will be a committee to organize the event and it is reported that names and addresses of all living class members have been obtained. There were 62 graduating in the class of 1918, with eight of that number now deceased. The class starting as freshmen numbered 108. Fran Herbst and Eva Smith are the committee handling membership contact. Mrs. Thilges, 11, Of St. Joe, Rites Saturday Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Thilges, 77, of St. Joe, were held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, March 2, at St. Joseph's Catholic church, St. Joe, with Father Leo Schumacher celebrant of the solemn requiem high mass. Burial was in the church cemetery with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were David Smith, Larry Smith, Howard Kayser, Richard Kayser, Ralph Butler and Reuben Butler. Mrs. Thilges died Wednesday night of last week at St. Ann hospital. Rosary services were held at 8 p. m. Thursday and Friday at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Surviving are nine children, Raymond, Alfred, Bernard, Jacob and Mrs. Clarence Smith, all of St. Joe; Norbert, Bancroft; Mrs. Herbert Kayser, Ottosen; Mrs. Robert Gappa, Ayrshire; and Mark of West Bend; 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Edward Butler of Waubay, S.D., and a brother, Phillip Zeller of Waverly, Minn., also survive. Margaret Zeller was born at St. Joseph and married Nicholas Thilges in 1912 at Clare City, Minn. Mr. Thilges died in 1951. Mrs. Thilges was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America and widely known and highly respected. Held Meeting At Bancroft On RR Closing Bancroft and Ledyard businessmen fear the planned closing of railroad depots affecting service in nine area towns is a step toward ceasing all railroad service in the area. At a Bancroft meeting last Tuesday morning, a group of 30 businessmen urged the public and other businessmen who rely on railroad service to file objections to the proposed closing with the Iowa Commerce Commission. The objections had to be filed before March 1. Notices have been posted in Chicago and Northwestern Railroad depots at Ringsted, Bancroft, Burt and Fenton, stating that the depots would be closed and the depot buildings removed after March 5, if there were no objections. Ledyard business is handled at the Bancroft depot; Dolliver, Haifa and Ceylon, Minn, business at the Ringsted depot; and Lone Rock at the Fenton depot. Moving To Bancroft Al Borchardt, retired Algona druggist, has rented an apartment at Heritage Apartments in Bancroft, according to Frank Brink, apartment manager. Ex-Algona Girl Killed, Wesleyan Hurt In Crash Susan Hasty, 18, daughter of a former Algona couple, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hasty, now of Ft. Dodge, was killed and a Wesley youth, Gary Loebig, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Loebig, Wesley, was seriously injured in a one- car crash last Wednesday morning near Kirksville, Mo. Miss Hasty's grandmother, Mrs. Ralph Hasty, lives in Algona. Also killed in the tragedy was Ralph E. Gosmire, 52, social science coordinator at Iowa Central Community College, Ft. Dodge, while four others were also injured. Young Loebig sustained a broken back and facial and head injuries. He was in serious condition right after the mishap, J. Cunningham Funeral Set Here Tuesday Funeral services for John B. Cunningham, 73, Titonka, who died Thursday morning at a rest home in Burt, were to be held today (Tuesday) at 1:30 p. m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial was to be at Riverview cemetery, Algona. Pallbearers named were Ralph Harms, Pete Callies, Dale Helmers, Harm Kettwick, Dwight Graham and Harm Huisinga. Mr. Cunningham had been a resident of the rest home at Burt for the past four years. He had been a farm assistant in the Titonka area prior to retirement and entered the rest home following an amputation. He was born at Titonka May 17, 1894, the son of Mancil and Fannie Phelps Cunningham. He was never married. Survivors include two brothers, Archie, Des Moines, and Clarence, Elmore; and three nieces, Mrs. Henry Furst, Algona, Mrs. Dorothy Shatto, Mason City, and Mrs. Viva Kennicott, Tecumseh, Nebr. Firemen Called Algona firemen were called to the home of Mrs. Marie Lampright, 705 E. Oak St. here, at 12:04 p. m. Friday when Mrs. Lampright noted smoke in her basement. There was little or no fire damage reported. Cresco Boys 4-H Cresco Boys 4-H met Feb. 19 at the Extension office. The meeting was called to order by Chuck Frideres. Roll call was "the profit I made on my project last year." The club voted to have Mark Elbert as king candidate for 4-H'Fun Night. A committee was chosen to make a display for 4-H Day. Talks were given by Steve Rochleau and Terry Sabin. The club members and families enjoyed a potluck lunch. but was reported in good condition by Friday. He was returned to Mercy Hospital, Ft. Dodge, Thursday afternoon. His brother, Wilfred, is associate administrator of the hospital and his mother and an aunt flew to Kirksville to accompany him back to Ft. Dodge. Loebig is a 1967 graduate of Garrigan High School here. Mr. Gosmire was taking six ICCC students to St. Louis, Mo. in a station wagon where they were to participate in the Midwest Model of the United Nations Assembly. The students were members of the International Relations Club, which Mr. Gosmire sponsors. Also injured were Graceann - Schill, 19, Ft. Dodge, severe back and spine injuries; Richard Cleland, 18, Paul Kirst, 18, and Douglas Pugh, 20, all of Ft. Dodge. The latter three, who sustained minor injuries, were treated and released from the Kirksville hospital. Miss Hasty sustained severe head injuries and died Wednesday afternoon following surgery. Mr. Gosmire, who was driving, and the two girls were in the front seat of his station wagon, while the boys were in the back. The auto's left rear snow tire blew out, according to authorities at the scene, glanced off one tree and veered into another head-on. The driver died at the scene of a crushed chest and broken neck. Two of the boys were thrown from the rear of the vehicle before it struck the trees and escaped serious injury. The other five persons remained in the wrecked auto and persons at the scene had difficulty prying open doors to get them out. Funeral services for Miss Hasty were held Saturday at Ft. Dodge. She is survived by her parents; a sister, JoAnn; and her grandmother. She was on the honor roll during her first semester at ICCC and was a member of the Spanish Club and Pep Club. She was also a member of Epworth Methodist Church at Ft. Dodge. Earl Lierley To Head Natl Ass'n Earl Lierley of Universal Mfg. Co. of Algona, Ford franchised automotive reconditioners, has been elected head of the national association of Ford motor and parts reconditioners for the coming year, to take office in the near future. He returned last week from Dallas, Tex. where he met with the retiring head of the same organization. To Tour So, America Mr. and Mrs. Luke Limian expect to leave later this month on a charter tour of South America, sponsored by the Iowa Bar Association. The group will fly from Des Moines, with Quito, Ecuador, the first stop. During the tour the major cities of South America will be visited, with three-day stopovers in most of them.

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