The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 8, 1970 · Page 1
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»***•*•»•*•>»**••*-*'* ***•»* »*• ^^^ The Pop*c WUh Th« Grocery Bargain* Slgona 1i6S ^ AIQONA, Thieves Get Cash At BY RUSS WALLER [tilts SEEMS TO be an era of soffits. 1 ' One of them developments toward a aerger of the twonowspaper pub- firms In Algona, which no effective as of January 1. [ the U.S. Postofflce Dopt. and Department of Agriculture had surprises of their own. * * » THE WEDNESDAY before iChristmas announcement was > that all normal postal sor- 1ce would be suspended the day latter Christmas, a Friday. This f caught the general public bysur- fjprlse, and especially so in cases Iwhere many retailers were IpUnnlng to announce on Friday ithe "After Christmas" sales levents. It fortunately did not hit fany local retailers that way, but fdid in many 4 ams. A week or Itwo preliminary notice would f have helped ease the situation. * * * THEN JUST LAST week the De- iptrtment of Agriculture an- i nounces that It is changing its 1 program, which has been In oper- ! atton since 1961, of making early spring payments to farmers dgned up with the Feed Grain program. Their usual early spring payments will be delayed until later in summer. For those who bad been making plans including use of these early payments, this could be a little unsettling. * * * ONE OF THE resolutions for 1910 might bo not to have any. more U. S. elective officials naming around the world on "food wlU" tours with speeches at "every stop, "sometimes mis- Two Rlngstod businesses lost ah undetermined amount of cash and merchandise to thieves in weekend break-ins. Loot was taken from BUI and Wanda's Recreation Hall and from Thomas Department Store. Thefts were discovered Sunday afternoon. Missing at the recreation hall were cigarettes, watch bands and some money from a juke box. The department store lost men's clothing in sizes from 31 to 38. William Flnnestad, recreation hall owner, said he had gone to the hall about l:30a. m. Sunday because ho suddenly remembered that he had forgotten to take the cash bag with him. He said the store had been robbed seven or eight times and the theft must have occurred after he left. Finnestad said the whole cash box was taken from the juke box and that It contained cash accumulated over two or three months. A group of teenagers said they had seen two asm$iSfc&!!*i!!&^^ men looking into the windows of the Thbmis store and the recreation hall early Saturday evening. They said they started following the men and "chased" them as far as the corner a mile east ' of town. They took the license number, which was , found to be registered in Polk county, where Def Molnos Is located. w \ > The teenagers saw the men In town again around midnight. They again followed them for a time and '' reported their suspicions to Sheriff Robert Knoxof Esthcrvllle, The store theft was discovered when Terry, son of Mrs. Cedrlc Thomas, went to the department store 1 , Sunday afternoon to get an adding maclilhe for Wsj mother and found the front door unlocked. Mr. Thomas had died the preceding week. , r '• Entrance had been gained through the front door at both places. A pry bar liad been used to break the lock at the recreation hall and appai> ently the department store door had been kicked, • until the lock gave way. , , 3#ffiftf&fttfff8f^ 18 Below Hits County 5 Continuous Days With Below Zero Wesley Pair Wed 50 Yrs. •j 4 Area Youths H. D. Hutchins, Algona, Alternates For Passes; Funeral Today Service Posts Four lads from this area were selected as alternates for possible appointment to the nation's three service academies by an advisory committee at Sioux City recently. None from this'im- mediate area, however, received principal appointments, according to an announcement from Congressman Wiley Mayne, which followed Interviews Dec. 30. Two Algona youths, Rob Claude, senior at Algona High, and Steve Schenck, senior at Garrigan, are number one alternates. Claude is first in line under Robert E. Cutler,, Sioux City, for the Air Force Academy aj* polntment, while Schenck Is next in line after Steve Hawley,'' HAROLD D. HUTCHINS Harold D. Hutchins, 88, well-* known retired Algonan, died Mon- < day evening at the Good Samaritan Center here. He had made his; home there during recent years; Funeral services for Mr,, Hutchins will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in the United Church of Christ (Congregational), with? Rev. Roger Brooks officiating! Burial will follow at Riverview,; Cemetery and McCullough's- Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Black, Robert Black, y..., Buchanan, Russell Buchanan, Tea| Herbst and Lloyd Bohannon. Harold Dexter Hutchins was born on a farm in Inrlngton town-^ ship southeast of Algona MarcnJ 7, 1881 to Clayton R Hutchinsi; and Eva (Hamilton) Hutchins, • , Ms Mrty<xe|urs, . Hughs; ^4 amouncod. Our foreign policy is not set by these official or ttnotffojfli ambassadors, but'they can and often do get us In a peck of trouble. For the 19Ws let*s have them travel like any other ordinary citizen, without thefan- DtflMCT COURT Court activity, normally quiet this time of the year, remained In that vein over the New Year break with just one new case filed in district court. It is a damage suit by Ruan Transport Corp. against Donald E. Jacobs and the firm asks $3,235.80 in damages as a result of a car- truck crash three mUes south of Elmore, Minn, on highway 169 Feb. 11, 1969. The petition cites eight counts of negligence against the defendant. One new court cue wax filed In district court this week. M. Joseph Bradley, d/b/a/ Joe Bradley Equipment hied against Jake W. Meyer for $1,374.71. The plaintiff claims this amount due on a promissory note the defendant gave for a silo un- loader Dec. IB, 1968. NEW VEHICLES SOLD Honda - Ralph E. Weir, Wesley. Norris-Volunteer - R. F. SheUenberg, Wesley. Ford- M. J.Ricklefs,Titooka; pickup; E. W. Koppen, Lakota; Leona P. Halverson, Fenton; D.E. or LaVonne B, Joos, Titonka. Chevrolet -Kossuth Motor Co., Algona, pickup; D. E. Schroeder, Lone Rock, pickup; J. W: HfiUners, Algona, pickup; E. J. Arctic (or Antarctic, depending which direction you're look- Ing) temperature readings continued to make Florida, Arizona and California very Inviting for Kossuth county residents this week - as the mercury hit minus readings five straight days. According to the local weather station, KLGA, there's more of the same on tap into the weekend. The only good thing about it has been the lack of snow - or nearly so, as only a trace was recorded during the period. There are 14 1/2 inches of the white stuff on the ground in this area at the present time, about 60 percent of the amount received since Dec. 6. ' Except for problems with autos, cold bands, feet and faces, the frigid readings haven't caused too many cancellations—so far. There was no school at the Lone Rock elementary school Tuesday due to a failure of the water system, but apparently was not a serious problem. Here are the readings for the period: H L S Jan. 3 14 -1 tr. Jan. 4 12 -2 Jan. 5 0 -16 Jan. 6 -2 -16 Jan. 7 - -18 The reading early Wednesay morning, Jan. 7, was a new low for the current winter. THE CHILDREN of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fofburger, Wesley, and SJ Mr. and Mrs. Joe Krieps will be hosts at an open bouse in honor -\ of their parents' SOth wedding anniversary Jan. ISfroni 2 to 4 p. m. at St. Joseph's parish ball, Wesley. ' H The children are Mr. and Mrs. Al Erpelding, Algona; Mr. and ',; Mrs. Larry Youngwlrth and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Forburger, all t of Wesley; and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Forburger, Springfield, Va» No invitations are being sent and the couple extend a cordial >} Invitation to all relatives and friends.' They request no gifts;' ^ Impossible have them read up on world history andworldpolities tvi-farA ifc --" f -*'»* A «*' f 2 4 *' ** &* ^ ^^alternate tor a Military Academy appointment, Awhile Dave Besch, Whlttera ore, is third alternate for a Naval Academy selection. As alternates, the area youths may" have the; opportunity to attend an academy.. They can receive appointments if for any reason the principal selections /aw unable to qualify.. - , A total of 32 youths from the at * to cmlttee was Fr. Cecil F.rled- Garrigan High from Grlnnell', College > , tended ^Harvard University for one year. He married Alice Mlnkler of Algona Oct^lS, 1907, and for a time worked for the revenue service in Dubuque, and farmed for a year in. Wisconsin before returning to the Hutchins farm southeast of'Algona where he operated the farm until 1929. Moving to Algona, unengaged in 1 insurance' business and accepted the ^position 1 as f secretary- treasurer of the Algona National w ui» j«u>i «•« v»v». s Farm Loan Association, since Two of the accidents were re- v re-named Federal Land Bank ported'to theVofflce^ r Tlie J first , Association-of Aleona;', This * J * ffni.,...lLlul*k« / »tUk. J »i"J If-OA' Cause $1, In Damage There was property damage of about $1600. in 'three, Kossuth: county car accidents investigated or reported to "•--*—'"•- -' past' W^TJff^V«l.*«jSKSaf' 9 " - f* Cfliyf, R.v ll? Oishman,TTit< 'CMC -'J. J. Stein , Bancroft, pickup.' *, Volkswagen- Kay E. Melsner,. Whittemore. Buick - Eleanor Mowers, Al- Three Minor Mishaps Here A trio of mishaps here during Music Show depression 'and, ^recovery' days Plymouth - Dorothy D. Falr r 'banks, Algona. •-. Pontiac-S. F. Brandenburg, Armstrong; Mary.M. Dlgi Bode. >-/,Mercury - K. E. or Janice Klinksiek, Ledyard; H. L. or Marina Walsh, Lone Rock. , Fractures Arm »4^"ST, JOE - Mrs. E. J. Gales "- ' * ' her left arp ?nd*is ng at heir home. Mrs. <*»»»««> felTon the'tee at the home Stlher.'daughter and son-in-law -.and Mrs, Robert Lane;, Reappointed Board Chairman Lawrence Newbrough, Lone Rock, was re-appointed chairman of the Kossuth county board of supervisors during a meeting of that group here Friday, Jan. 2. Mr. Newbrough and Ivan Parrott, recently re-elected to their posts, were sworn in during the meeting* , , Wage increases were.granted to county employees — with the amounts varying- Roatl crew employees' received an across the board increase of 15 cents per hour,,wbUefotoerii got an okay for,wage jumps.* £ ? , All deputies in county offices were re-appointedt f •' ' ^, mated $1,W8 (Mmageto vehicles ' • One driver, Barbara J. Whitney, 16, Cylinder, was charged with driving left of the center line after the auto she was driving collided with another driven • by Karen D. Lucey, 19, Algona, on South Minnesota street here at 4:45 p. m. Sunday. At 1 a. m. the same day, an auto driven by Dale C. Simpson, 19, Wesley, went out of control and slid into a power pole on Minnesota street Damage to the car, was estimated at $125. The mishap was reported to police. Saturday at '4'p. m., an auto; being backed by Kathy D. Darby* shire, 22, Algona. collided with another driven by Robert C.Lov- stad, 46, Burt, , on Nebraska street. i'-*p ;* p| The benefit Gala. Country- Western Show, being sponsored by Schultr Bros. ; of Algooa. Is slated for this Sunday, Jan. llji at Garrigan High School's auditorium. There wiH be two per-j formances - at 2t30 p.m. and > AU proceeds wfll be dooatedto the two Algona high schools.; Officials at Garrigan plan to use- ; the funds for its library ; aittes, whfle Algona High intends to use Its share for forms.* ' • Seventeen - featured Awe, - Anita > Lodunaa and mm .. . ,, ^t 1 "-; -, ,- f ; f ;ii ;Lv,^Sft^:fc

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