The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 28, 1962 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 28, 1962
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Ry Russ Waller * i|: !H * Up at Fenton, Town Marshal Albert Schwarzenbach noted a young fellow about 16 sitting in the ten- ton park. After the youth was still there several hours later, the marshal questioned him, and the answers made him a little suspicious of the circumstances involved. There was nothing to arrest him for, but Schwarzenbach called the sheriff's office in Algona, and Deputy Don Wood invited the youth to be an overnight guest al the jail. It then came to light that the youth had left home the day before, ran out of gas at Fenton, had no money, and that was the end of his trip. His parents, from Cloquet, Minn, came and got him the next day. Seems there was a little family tiff involved, which smoothed out after tempers subsided. • » • Matt Amfahr dropped in the office with four king size cucumbers which had astounded the gardeners in tho Amfahr household. They averaged about a foot long, and five to six inches in circumference, which is a lot of cucumber, any way you slice it. Upper Be* jfflomes ESTABLISHED 1865 lmi? ? ec i5SS clas , s m ?" er "' the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879! ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1962 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 34 3 D Head-On Crash A rt Atty. Gen'l Kennedy May Appear In 6th District After reading of the "armament" involved in the "raid" on Havana, it might be a big front page story, but one 20 millimeter gun and a few rifles and pistols doesn't sound like much threat against a nation. of For the past several weeks we have been hearing tales about the predatory habits, which seem to be on the increase, of our raccoon population in the area. It seems that while there is no bounty on the coons, there is a closed season on them, which terminates next month however for a spell of legal hunting. The raccoons, reports tell us, are making a mess of many a chicken yard and" many" a chicken as well, and also have had a healthy appetite for tasty sweet corn. Local hunters, come the open season, should have no trouble getting permission from farmers of the area to hunt the coons, scouts tell us. With a couple of good coon dogs the sport isn't too strenuous, either ... the dogs do most of the work. Maybe someone can explain how anyone can expect taxes to be reduced on the one hand, while, government expenditures constantly increase on the other. Bigger deficits can mean only one thing — higher taxes, not lower. Or is that just an old-fashioned theory of economics? • • • We don't have all the details but understand that the Kossuth Fair livestock winners here have also been quite successful at the Minnesota State Fair, the Henry and Priebe entries in particular in the early judging in St. Paul. There is a possibility that Attor- ey General Robert Kennedy might appear in the 6th Iowa dis- rict in behalf of Democratic can- idates during the fall campaign t will depend on the attorney eneral's schedule in the next few weeks. Benton Musselwhite, field man for the Democratic national committee, stated the possibility Saturday, in a meeting with mem- •f I — --- — V.....Q TT1K1 llltlH- bers of the Murray for Congress committee of the disrict, held at Lohrville. Jon Vipond of Algona was a local representative at the meeting. Mussel white said "I would not be in the 6th Iowa district if the Democratic national committee did not feel the Democratic candidate, Don Murray, has a real good chance of winning." He had attended meetings in Sioux City and other points during the week. Murray is opposing veteran congressman Charles Hoeven for the 6th district seat. YOUNG DEMOS PLAN MEETING, AUG. 30 Young Democrats of Kossuth County will hold an organization meeting, Thursday evening, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. in the old Cullen Hdwe. Bldg. on State Street. All interested young people are invited. SALUTE OF THE WEEK: To the Bancroft Junior Legion baseball team, players and coaches, missing only by a hair the regional baseball title and a crack at the national championship. Year after year, Bancroft continues to contribute fine baseball and fine baseball players to the national sports field. * * * For a Lakota man, Ray Krorn- inga, a lifelong ambition has been realized. He received his conditional amateur radio license recently. He had been working and studying on this for the past two years; now he joins the ranks of the "hams' who have a world of their own. One of his first moves was to join a breakfast club which, starts at 5 a.m. and the members talk with each other from all over the U.S. One local resident received quite a shock the other evening. After telling guests how well mannered his dog was, etc. he looked up a couple of minutes later to find the dog entering the living room Henry Lichter Passes Here; Rites Are Held Funeral services for Henry Lichter, 85, well-known long time Algona resident, were held Saturday morning in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiated and burial was at Calvary cemetery. Rosary was said : or Mr Lichter Friday evening at Hamilton Funeral Home. Pallbearers at the services were six grandsons, Jack, Ray and Dennis Lichter, Charles Clapsaddle Don Berry and William Ludwig. Mr Lichter died Wednesday at his home here. t -.He-was. bo'riilE'eb. 8, 1877 at St. Lucas and was married to Anna Drilling Feb. 13, 1900 there. They came to St. Benedict in 1902 and to Algona in 1912. Mrs Lichter preceded him in death in the late 1930s. Mr Lichter farmed for several years & was a road contractor. He also operated a well-known threshing rig in the early days, and moved houses. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs John (Agnes) Ludwig, St. Benedict, Mrs Dean (Leona) Clapsaddle, Clear Lake, and Mrs Margaret Berry, Waverly; eight sons, Leo, Walter, George, and Joseph, all of Algona, Dr. M. I. Lichter and Dr. A. W. Lichter, both of Burt, Edward of Sand Point, Idaho, and Albert, Des Moines; a sister, Mrs Anna Blong, Ft. Atkinson, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. New Manager Of Penneys Named John Shaw, wno has been assistant manager of the J. C. Penney store at Fon du Lac, Wis. has been, named as the incoming manager for the Penney store here and is to arrive the latter part of this week. He had been at Fon du Lac. for the past six years. Jim Carroll, here the past Penney manager several years, is being transferred to Sioux Falls, and expects to go there over the weekend. from the kitchen, carrying supper roast in his mouth. the Just about the time Sam Mele is getting a good going over for not changing his Twins pitchers a little quicker to prevent disaster, one of them comes up with a no hit game. * * * Famous Last Line — I don't eyre if you are a member of Congress, I'll (rust you anyway. LuVerne School Begins; Faculty Of Twenty-One School opened in LuVerne Monday, Aug. 27. The staff for 1962-63 is Mrs. Vivian Erickson, Kindergarten: 1st grade, Mrs. Herman Wise; 2nd grade, Mrs. Verne Daley; combination, Mrs. Pauline Pfeffer; 3rd, Mrs. Elda Kollmann; 4th, Mrs. Virginia Rogert; 5th, Mrs. Dixie Ellefson; 6th, Mrs. Catherine Schade; 7th, Mrs. James Mallory; 8th, Mrs. Clem Stripling; Home Economics, Mrs. Phyllis Watson; English, Mrs. Anita Walters; Commercial, Charles Bloom; Social Studies, Dennis E. Holmes; Principal and Math, Howard E. Smith; science, Mrs. Judith Laing: instrumental music, Mrs. Rhonda Johnson; vocal music, Mrs. Jennie Streyffeler; driver education and biology, Sherman Arends; coach and shop, Bryce A. Wickett; Superintendent is L. A. Shelton. Bus drivers are William Prior, Robert Bigings, Cecil Baker, Gerald Awe and Joe Putzstuck. Hot lunch cooks are Mrs. Laura Meyer and Mrs. Jessie Stripling. School secretary, Mrs. William Prior; school board president, Howard Swanson; board, James Trauger, Harry Naffziger, Pan Froehlich; secretary of board, Mrs. Hugh Shirk. Custodian of new and old school building, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bigings. School Vote In All Districts On Sept. 10 Official legal notice is made today of the approaching election for directors for the Algona Community School District board, to take place Monday, Sept. 10. All other schools in the area will have similar elections. The terms of two directors are expiring. They are Russ Medin of Whittemore and Eugene Hutchins of Algona. Medin was elected only a few months ago after the Whittemore district was combined with Algona. The terms to elected are for three years. be Tours Holy Land Bancroft — Mrs Helen Kramer, Bancroft resident, has returned from a three week's tour via plane to the Holy Land. A treasurer is also to be elected. Two voting precincts will be established, one in Algona in the high school, the other in the City Hall at Whittemore for the designated area found in the legal notice. It was considered likely thaf both men would be nominated for re-election, although neither incumbent was doing anything personally about it. However, it was understood that friends of each were circulating their nomination petitions. ONE DIRECTOR FOR LAKOTA TO BE NAMED Lakota — The term of Louis Price on the Lakota school board expires and the three-year term will be filled at the Sept. 10 election. Nomination papers must be filled with Mrs. Ronald Richardson, school secretary, by Aug. 31. Voting is from noon to 7 p.m. G.H.S. Booster Club Will Sell Tickets Soon Garrigan Booster Club members will hold a kick-off meeting for ticket sales for the coming school year at Garrigan high school Thursday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. All workers from the five parishes are requested to be present as tickets will be distributed for the start of the sale which will begin the following day. Adult tickets will sell for $10. Tickets will also be sold to high school and grade school students in the five parishes. Admission to all home athletic events, excluding tournaments, and the banquet next spring is included in the price The Booster Club board met Aug. 20 and elected Francis Erpelding, St. Joe, president, Francis Mulliu, Whittemore, vice president, and Joe Lynch, Algona, secretary. Minister, Two Women Killed Friday Night The entire Burt area was shocked Friday evening when two well- known residents, Mrs. Clifford Holding, 51, and her mother, Mrs. Pearl Daniels, 85, and a Methodist pastor, Rev. Clayton Wittstruck, 47, Spencer, were killed in a two- car head-on crash a mile north of that community. The death brought to six the total killed on county roads during 1962, and the last four were killed during an eight- day period. According to County Medical Of- icer Dr. R. F. Snyder, Swea City, Wittstruck died instantly of a juncture above the left eye into he brain and a crushed chest; Mrs. Holding died soon after the crash of a puncture of the brain hrough the center of the nose, massive lacerations of both legs and fractures of both legs; and Mrs. Daniels succumbed in an imbalance on the way to St. Ann hospital here of a skull fracture and puncture into the brain and a smashed right arm and left leg. Crash Reason A Mystery The tragedy occurred on highway 169 at 7:20 p.m. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Patrolman Dick Pe-' dersen, who were called to the scene with Snyder and Dr. Guy Clapsaddle, Burt, stated there was no apparent reason for the crash. Weather conditions at the time were okay, and the mishap occurred on a stretch portion of the highway. There were no witnesses. Rev. Wittstruck was recently appointed district supervisor of the Methodist-church. He 'was headed SQUth on, his .way to jjurt where he was to hold his'first Quarterly Conference at the church there. The Holding vehicle, driven by Mrs. Holding, was headed north. Mrs. Holding and Mrs. Daniels were going to the Wilfred Chaffee farm, about another mile north of the scene, at the time. Mr. Chaffee is a brother of Mrs. Daniels and she was going to visit a few days at his farm. Machines Hit Head-on Both cars, Wittstruck's 1962 Buick and the Holding 1961 Ford, were smashed beyond recognition when they hit nearly head-on three feet east of the centerline in the east lane of traffic. There were no apparent skid marks from the pas tor's auto, but skid marks from the Holding machine went straight up the east lane to the point where the autus collided. The interiors of both vehicles were smashed. Thu steering wheel of the Buick was driven to a point near the top of the vehicle, the driver's seat was angled away from the front of the vehicle and the floorboard and pedals on the driver's side were pushed straight up and down against the front of the seat. The windshield was shattered into granulated particles of glass, the portion of the vehicle ahead of the doors was twisted to the left and the dash was pushed to within six inches of the top of the windshield. Rev. Wittstruck died at once and was found leaning out the driver's door. The Burt women remained in their auto, also. Impact scooted, the autos around on the highway. First person at the scene after the crash was Floyd Bacon, Burt farmer, who notified authorities. Funeral Rites Monday Funeral services for Mrs. Holding and Mrs. Daniels were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Burt Methodist church, with Rev. W. G. Bohi, assisted by Rev. W. S. Handy, former Burt pastor, officiating at the double rites. Burial followed at the Burt Township cemetery. Eastern Star services were held at the Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, Sunday at 7 p.m. Pallbearers for Mrs. Holding were G. H. McMullen, George Manus, Glee Bullock, Wallace Hawcott, Merwyii Cunningham and Charles Curtis and pallbearers for Mrs. Daniels were Merle Schwietert, Bill Madsen, Jr., Wayne Mann, Robert Hamilton, Roy Anderson and Lawrence Chipman. Georgia Rae Allen, daughter of George and Pearl Allen, was born June 10, 1911. She graduated from Burt high school in 1928 and was married to Clifford Holding July 4, 1929. Mrs. Holding was a member of the Burt Methodist church, treasurer of W.S.C.S., president of the • • • • » * Wreckage Of Cars After Fatal trash This was the scene of the tragic two-car crash about a mile north of Burt Friday evening that claimed the lives of two Burt women, Mrs. Clifford Holding, 51, her mother, Mrs. Pearl Daniels, B5, and Rev Clayton Wittstruck, 47, Spencer. The Wittstruck auto is shown at the left and the Holding machine is at the right in the photo. The pastor's auto spun around on the highway and the other vehicle ricocheted around and came to rest centered on the shoulder of tho road. Note the clearly-defined skid marks leading to the Holding auto on the right side of the pavement. The mishap occurred at 7:20 p.m. and Rev. Wittstruck was killed outright. Mrs. Holding died minutes later and Mrs. Daniels was dead on arrival at St. Ann hospital here. All suffered fatal brain injuries, plus varied other injuries in the crash. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Photo— UDM Engraving) Fidelis class, secretary of Beth circle, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Burt Matron's Club. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Larry, Burt, Kaye, Pico Reveria, Cal., and Bruce, South Whittier, Cal., both members of the Los Angeles police department; a brother, Edwin Allen, McClouth, Kans.; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Kienitz, Richmond, Mo., and Mrs. George Gilbertson, Ventura; and nine grandchildren. Pearl Chaffee was born July 8, 1880 at Burt and received her education there. She was married to George Allen May 9, 1900 and he preceded her in death many years ago. She then married Leonard Daniels July 10, 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1959. She was a member of the U & I club, the Burt Methodist church, Beth circle and an honorary member of W.S.C.S. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kienitz and Mrs. Gilbertson; a son, Edwin; step-daughter, Mrs. Joe Bietz, Buyck, Minn.: a brother, Wilfred Chaffee, Burt; six grandchildren; and 18 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. Last rites for Rev. Wittstruck were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Spirit Lake. Bishop F. Gerald Ensley, Des Moines, officiated and burial followed at Spirit Lake. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, his father and a brother. This closp-up photo by Sheriff Lindhorst shows the car of Rev. Wittstruck, who was recently named superintendent of the Spencer district of the Methodist church. He was on his way to Burt for a Quarterly Conference when the tragedy occurred. Mrs. Holding and her mother were headed north and the Wittstruck (into was headed south at the time of the crash. The vehicles were traveling on highway 109 and the highway at this point is level and straight. Sheriff Lindhorst and Patrolman Dick Pcdersen, who investigated, could find no cause for the near head-on crash. U'DM Engraving) NFO Protests C.E.D. Idea Baled Straw Fire Fire in a pile of baled straw at the Frank Brink place last Friday afternoon, resulted in a call to the fire dept. The fire was extinguished. About 45 members of the National Farmers Organization of Kossuth county, all driving Ford Motor Co. products, lodged a protest with two local Ford product dealers over a statment by Theodore O. Yntema, a Ford vice president, made in connection with a report of the Committee on Economic Development. Similar visits have been made all through the middle west. Headed by Leonard McGuire, county president, the entourage of 45 vehicles visited Kent Motor Co. and Taylor Implement Co. here, Wednesday morning. The report recommended gradual cuts in farm supports and the shift of 2 milUon fanners to other occupations. McGuire explained, as the NFO had earlier, that the organization was not aiming the protest at the Ford dealers themselves, but rather at the company official for his part in the committee action. Yntema earlier stated that the CED agriculture policy report reflects his own views and not those of Ford Motor Co. NFO members here were treated much as they were in other Iowa cities and towns. The dealers stated they would present the NFO's suggestion for retraction of the CKD statement to (he Kurd Motor C'o. FORD MOTOR MAKF.S OFFICIAL STATKMKYr During the past week representatives of the National Farmers Organization have visited Ford Motor Company locations and dealers in Ford Motor Company products ii many communities to express their dissatisfaction with a report published in July by the Committee for Economic Development, "An Adaptive Program for Agriculture." During the course of these visits, it has become increasingly apparent that statements in the CKI) report are regarded by the NFO as reflecting the views and policy of Ford Motor Company. This is 1101 the ease. Ford Motor Company hud no participation in either the substance or the findings of the report, and the company has taken no position in support of the report Theodore O. Yntema. a \ ice president of Ford Motor Company. iias been associated with (lie CED for 20 years. He participates in the CED only as a private citizen and not as a representative of Ford Motor Company. H.Sponqberq Kites Are Held Here Saturday Flint-nil services for II a r r y ponglierg, 70. retired Aluona citv nail carrier, were held S;ilunlay lorning in McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Kev. Ivlsel Isaacson of First Lutheran church officiated and burial was in Hiverview cemetery. Masonic rites were held Friday evening at the funeral ehapel. Mr Sprmgberg died Thursday at flood Sa.narita:i Nursing Home where he had been a resident since. March, lie had previously been hospilali/ecj at i.'niversity Hospitals a'. Iowa City. He was born Dee. 2-1, 1H!I5 at Brooklyn, N. Y. His first wife, Anna, preceded him in death and he was married to Teresa Bukken llannifan about 20 years ago. She survives him as does a son, John Spotif'berg of Milwaukee, Wis.: grandchildren; and a brother, Albin Spongberg, Algona. Members of the Masonic Lodge served as pallbearers. Summer Stays On Job With High Readings Summer remained uith us ing the past week :is readings five of six days topped Hi). High mark for the week was KH degrees Monday, while the low during the period was 50 degrees Saturday and Sunday. Rainfall during the week totaled one third of an inch. dur- Aug. Aug. Aug Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug 11 f-M Hti HI I. It .0' Five Licenses To Wed Issued Here Past Week Fi\v wedding licenses were issued by Count > Clerk Alma Pearson here during the past week. They went to the following couples : Aug. 21 - Philip 1. Elsberker and Geraldine Meyer: and Zeno Kei.">ing and Sharon Miller. Aug. 23 - Dennis G. Miller and Uremia Tlulges. Aug. 25 — Gunter H. Bieber and Marva Nygaard. Aug. 27 — Benjamin Herbst and Marijane Williams.

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