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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 7, 1962
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Alex Eischen Rites Held At St. Benedict ESTABLISHED 1865 AL60NA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1962 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES retired far were held Monday in St Benedict Catholic Church S Benedict Burial was in the par isn cemetery. Hamilton Funorn r e r" f £ lgona was in charge Mr Eischen died early Friday at his home in St. Benedict " 9, 1887, at Alton and was married to Anna Bormann, Feb. 6. 1918, at iL of° e n Th £ cou P' e ^med' i me t>t. Benedict area many yeai before retiring. y He is survived by his wife; a Pfeffer Algona; four sons, Marvin and Robert Eischen, both of Algona; Phil Eischen, Whittemore, and .Harold Eischen of Wes£y; a brother, Nick Eischen, St Benedict, and 20 grandchildren. Seeks $510 For Damage To Car In Court Here A damage case was filed in district court here this week. The plaintiff, Joseph Berte, is asking a total of $510 for damage to his auto and loss of its use from Andrew Kramer, defendant. According to the petition, the plaintiff's daughter, Cecilia, was driving the Berte car at 6.15 a m Aug. 31, 1961 when a cow, owned by the defendant, allegedly came out on the highway. The driver m attempting to avoid the animal' ran into the ditch and the auto overturned. The plaintiff charges the defendant was negligent. Auto Thrill Show At Fair Aug. 14 PLUS TABLOID VOL. 97 - NO. 30 Local United Fund Presents 2 More Checks The Unitea Fund of Algona pni sented checks to two organizations this week. Both were final payments of funds designated for •se by the organizations. The American Red Cross received a check for $1,25(1 and Algona Charities, Inc. received a check for $500. The checks brought o $2,500 received by the Red Cross and $1,000 by Algona Charlies. Farm Service Company, III. Firm United Crazy Day At Swea Cify Set For Aug. 22 r £ Ians f ° r Crazy Day at Swea in L ln , fu11 swing ' Deluded in this year's activities will fee a jail constructed somewhere on mam street which .will., house-any businessmen not dressed appropriately or jailed for other infractions. The big day is Aug. 22 and a parade of businessmen and their employees will start the day at 8 a.m. There will also be a children's parade with cash prizes being offered. Free watermelon will be served and, of course there will be ridiculously low prices on merchandise. To conclude the day, a greased pig catching contest with three age groups working to catch a pig will be held. The winners' prize — the pig. Issue Packed With Bargains Today's issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines is jam- packed with large ads, plus a special insert from Bomgaars Hen Franklin slorc. Practically all of the area elevators are co-sponsoring an ad which salutes the Kossulh County Fair and invites everyone to allend. Gambles store in Algona is having a big "Manager Is Away" sale and you'll find a full page of real specials. The Bomgaars insert features several pages of back-to- schooi specials — so now is the lime to stock up on items needed for those youngsters who will be heading toward area schools soon. Sheakley's store also has a full page announcing their grand opening, and many Algona stores have congratulatory ads, welcoming Sheakley's to Algona. There are also many other ads of interest to shoppers in this issue. Lone Rock Coop , To Hold Annual Meeting Aug, 14 The 22nd annual meeting of the Lone Rock 'Cooperative Exchange Co. will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Lone Rock school. Purpose of the meeting will be to review the past year's business and to elect directors. There will be a registration and drawing for assorted prizes and Mr Trafford of Felco will be featured speaker. Church ladies will serve lunch. Kossuth Farm Service Company of Swea City will become affiliated with F-S Services, Inc., Sept l according to Clarence Brandt' Titonka, County Farm Bureau president. This new affiliation resulted from a decision by the Farm Bureau Service Company of Iowa and the Illinois Farm Supply to merge and form this new company. Ronald Gerber of Algona represented the Kossuth Farm Service Company when delegates of the 50 member service companies of the Farm Bureau Service Company of Iowa voted Aug. 1 in Des Moines to approve the merger. The merger was approved by a R? •Vrii 1 \ ote by . s ? rvic e companies in Illinois. Other representatives 01 the local service company at the Des Moines meeting on Aug 1 were Bob Darbyshire, Algona' manager. F-S Services, Inc. has assets of $45,602,000 and is affiliated with the state Farm Bureaus in Iowa and Illinois. The merger is expected to place the new company in a better position to serve farmers in the two states. Last year the two state farm) supply companies had combined wholesale business of more than $100 million. The Iowa Farm Bureau board of directors named two members of the board of directors of F-S Services, Inc. They are E. Howard Hill of Minburn, Iowa Farm Bureau president, and Wayne Keith of Algona, Iowa Farm Bureau vice president. Algona Man Will Repay A Good Turn If Time Comes Don Stark of Algona is looking for a way to repay a good turn which was done for him while on a recent vacation. He and Mrs Stark and their children, Tom, 15, and Mary Jane, 12, were fishing in a boat at Red Lake, Canada, when Don accidentally dropped his glasses in the water. Tom and Mary Jane tried in vain to retrieve the glasses from the water which was about eight feet deep. There was only one other boat within hailing distance on. the lake and it turned out to be the right one for the Starks, for the passengers were a college student from Milwaukee, Wis. and his parents The young man was a professional skin diver! The diver put on his snorkli equipment and quickly retrieved the glasses. When the Starks asked how much they owed for the service, the young man replied, "Usually $10 for retrieving glasses, but since we are both on vaca< Algona Girl To Have Exhibit At State Fair Maurine O'Brien, 15, daughter of Mr and Mrs Loyola O'Brien, Algona, will have a special 4-H unit exhibit at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 17-26. She has completely redecorated her room, starting with the closet, then carefully re-arranging so as to have large, easily accessible storage space. The walls of the room are blue and the woodwork and furniture arc white. Miss O'Brien has made curtains of eyelet embroidery for the three casement windows in the room and will use a blue and white bed spread. Items 1 from the room will be featured in the exhibit at the fair. Barn, Hay And Straw Burned On Depew Farm The Cylinder fire department stood vigil all night Saturday a mile and half south Depew over a fire that destroyed a one-story barn and about 1,500 bales of hay and straw. The blaze was discovered by the Lloyd Johnsons' children as they were starting their evening chores. The parents were not at home. The eldest, 15-year-old Marilyn, called the fire department. The Fenton department, summoned at 6 p.m., supplied auxiliary tanks of water. Cylinder firemen were still at the farm at 7:30 a.m. Sun-, day keeping watch on other farm buildings. One of the firemen said the barn was gone by the time they arrived with sparks flying around and threatening the other buildings. The blaze was attributed to faulty electrical wiring. The Johnsons have lived 12 years on the farm, owned by Mrs Loretta Jens- void of Depew. Loss to both the Johnsons and Mrs Jensvold is partly coverec by insurance. Three Attorneys Named To 14th Dist. Committee Lloyd Karr, president of the Iowa State Bar Association, announced the list of committee appointments of the Association for the 1962-03 fiscal year this week. Three Algona attorneys are on the 14th judicial district commit- They are Russell G. Buchanan, inheritance tax and title guaranty fund; H. F. Fristedt, unauthorized practice; and L. E. Linnan, jud- cial administration and corporation and business law. The local chapter of Red Cross namtains an office in Algona under the direction of Mrs Cid- icy Laird to administer the affairs of Red Cross in Kossuth county. Mrs Laird stated that officers and workers of the local chapter were grateful to the people of Algona for their support of Red Cross through the local L'nited Fund. Funds of Algona Charities are under the supervision of Mrs Beui Inh Richardson, local school nurse During the past year, about $1,200 has been spent on needy cases among local school children according to H. W. Miller, president of the organization. Sheakley's Store Opening Slated Here This Weekend School Bell To Toll In Algona In Three Weeks Only 22 vacation days are left or Algona public school students 3efore clases resume Wed., Aug. According to Supt. 0. B. Laing here will be a full clay of claims on that clay. Classes will not be held Sept. 3 (Labor Day) but will continue Sept. A. One certain vacancy still to be illed is a high school English posi- ,ion. .-- ,_„- Enrollment predictions in the en- tion I won't charge you anything- school system will probably be Yoirjust do,a good' sbMS* "5h . ween 50 and 75 . Laing said, one else snmoHma » fiiis increase is clue malnJyto the added 40 or 50 high school students Rifle Charges Bring Fines In Mayor's Court Mayor C. C. Shierk's court was i very busy place here this week, Three persons from this area ivere fined $10 each following pre- immary hearings of gun charges Two, Larry Penning, Corwith, md Duane Becker, Wesley were 'ined for shooting a rifle over the ughway, and the third, Harvev lugo, Buffalo Center, was fined or having an assembled gun in lis car. The trio were arrested by a state conservation officer. Truckers paid several fines also. Vcrn Brokke, Blue Earth' paid $11.80 for truck overload and $10 for registration; Lloyd Amundsen, Minnesota Lake, $10, registration; Marcus Gonzalez, Winnc- bago, $0.40, overload; Martin Allman, Mankato, $10.20, overload, and $10, registration; and Juhl Stavnes, Lamberton, Minn., $33.70, overload, and $25. registration. Robert George, Springfield, Mo., David Gade, Whittemore, and Stephen Graber, West Bend, each paid $10 for improper passing- Gerald Schuller, Whittemore, paid $20 and Richard Alexander, Mason City, $12, for speeding; and Elmer Alt, Algona, $5, failing to have control. Robert Gushing, Algona, paid $25, intoxication; Max Helmers Larry Gronbach and Gary Dodds all Algona, each paid $H) for drinking on a highway. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Bancroft Legion Wins Loop Title Bancroft's town state legion champions threw out five Fairmont runners on the paths, awl scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 2-1. The victory gave them the Minnesota- Iowa Legion league title. The two teams will play again Wednesday. Aug. II, at Fairmont. Game time i.s 8:30. Bancroft got a run in the first off Fairmont's Mike Grottc on a single by Roger Hutchison, a stolen base and Don Smith's double. Fairmont tied the count in the fifth on Daryl Kosloske's single, a walk to Gary Wollschlager and Doug Krinkle's single. Further scoring was halted as Wollschlager was cut down rounding second. Bancroft scored the clincher on Dick Clark's single, a sacrifice, a walk and Larry Rahe's single. rom the Whittemore area and a lesser number of grade school youngsters. Five Wedding Licenses Are Issued Here Five wedding licenses were issued in the office of the county clerk this week. They went to the following couples: July 31 — Duane Grandgenett and Algean Ernst; and Dennis Rustemeier and Clair Bemis. Aug. l — Phillip Asa and Joann Baade. Aug. 2 — James A. Rosenmeyer and Judith Froehlich. Aug. 3 — James Richardson and Carolyn Stewart. Three Budget Hearings Here During Week Three budget hearings of interest to area residents will be held here during the next two evenings First of all, the Algona Community School District budget hearing will be held tonight (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Tomorrow night (Wednesday) Aug. 8, the city of Algona budget hearing is slated to be held at 7:30 p.m. at the city hall. The budget hearing for Kossuth county will be held Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. at the court house. Joins Air Force Charles L. Heinen, 20, son of the Varies E. Heinens, Algona, has enlisted in the air force. A 1960 graduate of Garrigan high school ie is stationed at Lackland air wee base, San Antonio, Tex., where he is taking basic training. Free Movies Are Again On Tap Many Algona merchants are again sponsoring the "Back To School" shows at the Algona Thea- er this year. The first will be Saturday, Aug. IB, at 1 and 3 p.m. vhen the feature will be "The Ad- entures of Huckleberry Finn", lus cartoons. The following Saturday, Aug. 25. at the same times, the features will be "Tarzan and The Lost Safari", plus cartoons. Free admisison tickets may be obtained by adults who may gel them from sponsoring merchant* with "Back To School" signs in their windows. Stores To Close Members of the Algona Chamber of Commerce will close at 12:30 Tuesday, Aug. 14, for the Kossuth County Fair "Thrill Show." As a courtesy to the Fair, Algona merchants close one afternioii every year. Nellie Farrow Rites Are Held Monday, Lakota Lakota — Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs Nellie Farrow, 85, longtime Lakota resident who died Friday at the Buffalo Center hospital. She had been in falling health for several years. Services were held in the Presbyterian church at Lakota with burial in Evergreen Cemetery Bancroft. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Farrow was a rural school teacher fur over fifty years in Lakota. She was preceded in death ty her husband, Benjamin, who died June 15, 19K2. Several nieces and nephews survive in this area. Freeman Speaks Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman will speak Sunday, Aug. 12, at a southwest Minnesota picnic at Sylvania Park in Fairmont. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. Iowa time) Free ice cream and coffee will be served at noon. Closing Store After 13 years of business, Elva and Jessie's apparel store has announced it is closing. The store has specialized in infants and children's wear, and teenage and ladies wear. 29 State and National Press Awards Nat'l Editorial Ass'n Annual Better Newspaper Contests Second Place Nat'l Editorial "General Excellence" SelmdLdabs, Former Fenfon Lady, Passes Funeral services were held Friday for Mrs Otto Laabs, 65, of Fairmont who died Monday of cancer at the Lauritsen rest home at Estherville. Mrs Laabs first submitted to surgery for cancer in March of 1960. Selma Rosenette B o r c h a r clt was born July 29, 1897 in Burt township, Kossuth county. She was married Oct. 30, 1912 to Otto Laabs at Fenton. They farmed in the Fenton area until they moved to Fairmont. They operated a John Haeckel : arm near Fairmont from 1921 to 1927 when they took over the Fairmont Canning Co. farm known as the "Tanner farm," a mile north of Fairmont, which they operated mtil 1950 when Mr Laabs retired o Fairmont. He died in March 960. Surviving are seven children, Mrs Chester Hoppe of St. Peter; iurvey Laabs of Fairmont; Mrs lames Hughes of Blue Earth; ill's Marvin Zehm of Dresser, kVis.; Mrs Max Stefanski of Gold- n, Colo.; Mrs Paul Heifers and Wayne Laabs of Worthington. There are 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister are Max Borchardt of Portland, Ore.; Richard of Fenton and Reinhard Borchardt of East Chain; Mrs Rose Kraft of Lone Rock. Petit Jurors Are Named For IV • t " t ^ t District Court The following is a list of the petit jurors for the August Il)fi2 term of court. They are to report for service Tuesday, Sept. <j, at 10 a.m. at the Kossuth county courthouse. Agnes Bauer, Otlosen, LaVon Berkland, Fenton, Rose Bormann Bode, Rita Buffington, Burt, Mrs , , Busch, Ledyard, Edna Melvin Byers, es/us, , Burt, Joan Diamond, Algona' Grace C. Diekmann, Algona, Win. Eimers, Fenton, Joyce EJsbecker Bancroft, Carl Ernst, Algona. Alice Folcy, Whittemore, Dick •Yanzen, Titonka, Clarence Frideres, Corwith, Glenn Gabrielson, Charles Shenkley There's still plenty of work to be done, but Sheakley's store here i.s going to hold a grand opening event this Friday and Saturday. The firm i.s located in the former Fowler building. The store building's interior has been completely overhauled and many new fixtures installed to ready the firm for business. Manager of the local store i.s Charles Sheakley. He i.s a son of Mr and Mrs E. S. Sheakley of Km- metsburg, who have operated a similar store there for the past five years. Also changed during the face- lifting i.s the show window and front door, which will be six feet nearer the sidewalk. The store will feature women's and children's ready-to-wear, and a completely - new bridal department has been added adjoining the children's department upstairs. As a special inducement to attend the grand opening, there ar« cash prizes and roses for the ladies who attend. Charles Sheakley fa a graduate of Iowa State University, Ames, as is his wife, Chloe. They have five eh/Wren, ranging in age from one (o eight years. Mr Shenkley has been associated with Donaldson's at Minneapolis and Rapid City, S. D. for about Sexton, Orville Gardner, Algona, I fight years. The family came to -eo N. Goche, Titonka, Albert Algona from Rapid City in Juno. Granzow, Algona, Charpel Hans- We wish to extend a cordial wirth, Corwith, Helen Harmon, Algona, Lois Harms, Algona, Les er Johnson, Algona, Theodore Johnson, LuVerno, Herman Kah ler, Bancroft, Donna Kelley, Al gona. Edward Kemna, Ottosen, Otto Koppen, Lakota, Alice Kramers meier, Ledyard, Howard Krause Lone Rock, Clyde Larsen, Swea City, Arlen Madetzke, Elmore Lydia Munus, Burt, Duane Mawcl- sley, Burt, Val Moore, Corwith Reggie Peterson, Swea City, Catherine Phillips, Algona, Adolph Poppe, Sr., Lakota, Inez Roney Irvington. Dorothy Rosendnhl, Whittemore, Georgia Sanford, LuVerne Helen Schweitert, Burt, Marie Scuffham Algona, Glen Teeter, Burt, Orville Wieland, Wesley, Ella Weaver Lakota, Elsie Willrett, Algona' Janet Winkel, Whittemure and' Elmer William, Bancroft. Family services were at 1 p.m. Friday at Olson Funeral Home, public services at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran church with the Rev. 0. F. Krause, pastor, officiating. Burial was at Fairmont Fairview Memorial Park. Former Swift Mgr, Here Dies Word has been received here of the death of Chet Kurtz, about 58, manager of Swift and Co. plant here in the 1940's. He succumbed to a heart attack Saturday at his home in Des Moines. Funeral services for him were Tuesday afternoon in Plymouth :ongregational church in D e s Moines. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and two daughters, Jo Ann, who is married, and Car- tlyn at home. 2-Day LuVerne Celebration Is August 11-12 We wish to extend .. welcome to this new firm. (L'DM Polaroid Photo-Engraving) Fair Opens Here Next Tuesday Kverything i.s about ready at the fairgrounds here lor the opening of Ihe Kossulh County Fair next Tuesday. Aug. II, according l» Secretary Vern MrClure. The Fair this year will lea- lure Ihe regular show of iigri- cultural uml culinary proilnets. plus one of the finest lineups of gnimlsliiml attractions of- Icred here in many years. There will he a thrill sho«. afternoon ami evening, Tuesday, a wild uniinal show, leatnring animal races drum by area residents, \\ednesilay night, championship stock car races Thursday night and midget auto races I rid.i) night as the I an winds up. \ complete program and stories on the Kair will be lound elsewhere in today's I DM. The annual Enterprises celebration at LuVerne will be held Aug II - 12. Many events have been planned fur the two days starting with a pel parade for >oungsters slated for 2 p.m. At 3 30 p.m. the same day a fireman's water fight is planned with a steak dinner for the winners. The Pocahonlas Cadets a precision drill team, will perform at 7 Saturday evening To end the day's events, a kiddies drawing at 10 p.m. with free prizes will take place- Sunday afternoon, a softball game will begin at 2 p m with the LuVerne Legion meeting another team. That evening the Forest City Men's Barber Shop chorus and Men's Quartet will be featured during a special program. The final event fur that evening will be the Baby Beef drawing at 10:30 p.m. Kiddie rides and concessions have been obtained for both days. 19 From County At State Demo Convention Ko.vsutli county delegates to the Slate Democrat it Convention at Des Monies July L'7-28 included Franklin ' X.ip i Kooas. county chairman, and Mrs James Vipond, county chairwoman Others who attended were James Vipond, Mrs Bob Gengler, George 1'ultersoii, Pat Bradley! Richard O'Civc-n, Jack Vipond, Daud Long, Mr and Mrs Sam Larson, Mr and Mrs Kenneth Patterson, Mr and Mrs Mancil Hurl burl, Mr and Mrs Arlo Hanson and Mr and Mrs Dennis Dreesman. Koons and Mrs Vipond have announced there vull be many Democratic activities in the county from now until the election in November. Plans will be announced later.

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