The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 18, 1962 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 18, 1962
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By Russ Waller According to the squirrels, it could be a long, cold winter. If so, perhaps our civic thoughts on long, winter evenings could be turned to the subject of what are we going to do about the city dump. This delightful pile of barbecued garbage (as it is affectionately called by one property owner who gets the fine aroma when the wind is from the north) is nov being deposited at about the nort end of Hall Street, so time is run rung out on future space. We offe five dollars (cash) for the bes suggestion as to relocating th city dump, and we still think tha establishment of a municipal park catering to camping traveler* would be a fine replacement. JieS Jflome* ESTABLISHED 1865 Nr>v S fTtm ?! a S s matter at the postofflce at Algona, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 187o! ALGONA, IOWA, TU6SDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1962 THREE SECTIONS-18 PAGES PLUS 24 PAGE TABLOID VOL. 97 - NO. 37 Swea Plane Crash Kills Brothers Husband Of Ex-Whiffemore Girl Passes Robert J Corcoran, 42, Chicago, husband of the former Ruth Flemino „«• u,u.. new Only one complaint on the , I>; ,, phone book; it doesn't leave enough room on the cover to write in the most used numbers, and it takes twice as long to find the number you want, what with its voluminous content. Of course there is room on the inside back - cover, but that's extra work. * * * A gentleman of our acquaintance is something of a hi-fi fan One of those things where you have speakers all around the house and a wiring setup only one step below a Mercury space capsule. Well, anyway, he obtained a new recording of the "1812 Overture" and this particular recording includes the firing of real cannon*to give an authentic touch to the battles of Napoleon's army When the record got to the cannon-firing portion and the cannons let go, so did one of his speakers ... it fell right off the wall. That, we mus say, is indeed realistic! * * * There are a lot of hobbles, and -Yager of Fenton lemore, Ruth Fleming of Whit- To' To re held Wednesday, - ' ^u St ' John Fis "er c there Wlth Rev Joh Sim" I 1 *' Burial was at Carmel cemetery. fn! W L CorCOran ' wel '-l<nown writer He was born Jan. 27, 1920 at Chicago and after graduating received his QV M11V4 Ul from high school, u« L * * ----- * ^wejvcu nis bache or of arts degree from DC- Paul University there. He served as a captain in the field artillerv rom 1942 to 1946, including somo » n ?? e ™ eas .' and was married to Ruth Fleming, daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Fleming, Whltte- 52 fii, flt ^ ew Haven ' Conn - Aug. 29, 1947. He received his master ot fine arts degree from Yale Un versity in 1950. Besides his wife, he is survivee by two children, Mark and Mary « sister, Mary, and brother, -dward Corcoran, Chicago George Johnson, Titonka, Dies; Rites Are Held George Johnson, 93, a retired farmer and longtime Titonka area resident died here Friday night a his home. Mr Johnson was born in Grundy county on July 24, 1869. He is survived by a daughter, Myrtle, at home. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Good Hope Lutheran church, Titonka and burial was at the Ramsey Re- 'orm cemetery. Barnes Funeral Home at Ti- ;onka was in charge of arrangements. Dr Ht .„ was preceded in death by his par nts. Mr and Mrs Craig Smith, Al gona, brother-in-law and sister o Mrs Corcoran, went to Chicagf or the funeral, returning to Al ona Sunday. Mrs Corcoran wil eside in Chicago. of being a railroad buff. Sept. 2 he took his sons, Kern, Tom and red, to Minneapolis and they took I, a special rail-fan ride down t< ! LaCrosse, with a gigantic diesel • fired steam engine pulling the . .special train, and making stops along the way for pictures am fun. The return trip was to be a high speed job with no stops It started out all right, but up the line the train slowed down and stopped at a crossing, It developed that someone had forgotten to check the engine's tender, which carried the locomotive's fuel, and they were out of fuel. Fortunately the train crew got hold of a tank truck which hauled in BOO gallons of diesel fuel, siphoned onto the tender, and two hours later the special resumed its run. Sort of careless, wasn't it! For ordinary motorists who sometimes run out of gas, this should be a comforting thought — it can hoppen to anybody. * * * Memo to the police department's tricycle brigade — One of Julius Caesar's first acts on seizing power in Rome was to ban all wheeled traffic from the center of the city during the day. This left plenty of space for pedestrian traffic, and solved the parkin? situation in a hurry. But Julius probably had never heard of park ing meters. Probably put offend ers into the next gladiator show to battle the lions, too. * * * There was a nice turnout of Whittemore fans over at the football game at Emmetsburg, Friday night.. . Garrigan high was giving Dowling all it wanted at Des Moines, Friday night, until Bob Schneider got hurt... which If the saddest, the last rose of summer or the last ear of sweetcorn? ... the Thompson Distributing Co which originated in Algona, then moved its head offices to Omaha, will soon open a town and country store in Iowa Falls, oper'atinp discount - house style ... Editor Claude N. Swanson of the Fairmont, Minn. Sentinel, retired last week, and in telling of his first day's work on the newspaper, in 1914, recounts that he spent the day walking from farm to farm after subscriptions, returned to town dog-tired and fell asleep, and slept right through the biggest fire in Fairmont's early history that night. f * * Philosophy of the Week — "If a man does not keep puce with his companion, perhaps it is because be hears a different drummer... let him step to the music he bears", (Henry Pnvid Thoreau.) LuVerne Classes Elect Officers •-.-Glass*officers "elected at Lu- Verne high school last week were- Senior class: Darwin Leek, president; George Hanselman, vice president; Sherri Ramus, secretary; Dale Kubly, treasurer. Junior class: Laurie Hansel man, president; Dean Trauger vice president; Sharon Heinkel' secretary; Randy Gregory, treasurer. Sophomore class: Daryl Jagels president; Eddy Bristow, vice president; Patti Erpelding, secretary; Clara Schnakenberg, treasurer. Freshman class: Elaine Schnakenberg, president; Allene Thompson, vice president; Linda Rugg secretary; Thomas Erpelding Fred Heinrich Of Whittemore Dies Suddenly Whittemore — Funeral services for Fred W. Heinrich, 72, were held Monday, Sept. 17, with a fam ily service at 11 a.m. in the Hyink Funeral Home. The body was then taken to St. Paul's Lutheran church where church services were held at 2 p.m. with Rev Cleo Kautsch officiating. Pallbearers were Erwin Siems Arthur Heidenwith, Archie Voigt L. H. Peril, Elmer Ostwald anc Theodore Bierstedt. Interment was in the Lutheran cemetery u Fred Heinrich was the son 01 the late Mr and Mrs Fredrick Heinrich. He was born Septem her 11 1890, in Chicago and war baptized and confirmed in the Ev angelical Lutheran church-at~AQ dison, III. where he grew to man- Hood. He came to Iowa in 1913 arriving at West Bend, and worked as an apprentice at the carpen- er trade, then came to Whittemore in 1914 and continued work as a carpenter. On June 28, 1917, he was united n marriage with Bertha Lemke n St. Paul's Lutheran church at iVilbert, Minnesota. His wife preceded him in death in December 95H. reasurer. Funeral Held At West Bend For John Besch Final rites for John Besch 86 were held Tuesday at 9 a.m at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church at West Bend. Rev. Louis Greving officiated Burial was at the West Bend cemetery. Mr Besch died Saturday at his farm home following a heart attack. Although he had been ir poor health for some time hip death was unexpected. He is survived by his wife, a son, Tony of West Bend, and four daughters, Sister Mary Theresa of Farley; Rose Besch of West Bend; Emma Besch of St. Paul Minn., and Mrs Alvin Saber of Destile, Minn. Also surviving are six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three brothers, Theodore and George, both of West Bend, and Peter of Corwith, and a sister, Mrs John Mersch of Eagle Grovet A lifelong resident of this area, ic was born at Whittemore and attended rural schools. He was married in July, 1903, to Margaret Cramer of St. Joe. Shots Postponed Dr. Joseph Rooney reported Monday that Algona's proposed oral polio vaccine program has been postponed indefinitely, pending completion of investigation of the vaccine's use. The investigation was ordered recently when four of four million persons receiving the vaccine developed polio. It is hoped the plan may still be completed here this fall. His family who mourn his death are Edgar of Fairmont, Minn • Alice) Mrs Richard Bierstedt of Rolfe; Harold and Melvin and twin daughters, (Marion) Mrs Walte A. Meyer and (Marie) Mrs Rus sell Harris of Whittemore; am 11 grandchildren, and four broth ers, Herman of Elmhurst, 111 August of Addison, 111.; Albert o Glenn Ellyn, 111.; and Lewis o Addison. One sister preceded hin in death. He was a devout member of St Paul's Lutheran church, a member of the school board, building committee, and finance committee, served as a Whittemore fireman for over 12 years, and was e town councilman for 12 years. He was also a member of the County Board of Review at the time of his death. He retired after building St Paul's Lutheran church, which was completed in 1951, and St Michael's Catholic church which was completed in 1953. He then et his two sons Harold and Melvin, take over the business. Hav- ng erected a large workshop a number of years ago and equipped with all the modern equipments and machinery he was able to do work if it could be done in wood craft or repair anything in the line f furniture, which kept him busy he year round, a hobby he enjoy- d so much. It was a great shock when was learned Thursday morning of his sudden death from a heart attack. He was at the Urich Store to purchase some hardware and Mr Urich was waiting on him when he collapsed. Mr Urich got Dean Elbert, a fireman, who administered oxygen but could not revive him. Besides his family he leaves to mourn his death e large host of friends in a large area in this community. Barn Destroyed By Fire On Fenfon Farm Fcnton — The Fenton fire elepartmont was called at 9:45 p.m. Monday to the Lloyd Sunele farm located about one mile north of Fenton. A barn containing 700 - 800 bales of straw and 2,000 bales of hay w a s completely destroyed. Five calves in the building escaped. Also released, because of heavy smoke, were 130 head of hogs from a nearby shed. The Lone Rock fire department was called to help. The Suneles were gone at the; time and Fred Greinert, who was passing by, put in the alarm. The farm is owned by Mrs Charles Theesfielel. Some of the firemen stayed at the scene the entire night and at 10:30 Tuesday morning men were still on watch and bulldozing the hay and straw. Funeral Held, Swea City, For Charles Blair Funeral services for Charles Henry Blair, 83, who died Friday night at the Estherville hospital were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Open Bible church at Swea 'ity. Rev. David Frank, former pas:or at Swea City, and Rev. R Martin, present pastor, officiated. Burial was in Harrison township cemetery. Family service was at 12:30 p.m. at the church. It's A Whopper With today's issue of the Upper Des Moines, readers will find a 24-page Farm & Home section, fall issue in rotogravure color. The Farm & Home section comes once a month to Upper Des Moines readers, complete with household and farm features. Suspend Two Sentences In District Court Lee J. Geerdes, who entered a )lea of guilty to a charge of >reaking and entering, and Paul Gebken, who withdrew a plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty to a charge of larceny of )roperty in excess of $20, received suspended sentences in district court here during the week. Geerdes was sentenced to in •ears in the men's reformatory at Anamosa, then was paroled to the Iowa State Board of Parole on good behavior. Appeal bond in the matter was set at $1,500. Gebken was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison, then also paroled to the State Board of Parole. He is also to make restitution for goods stolen. Appeal bond was also set at $1,500. Leon R. Bilyeu, Algona, withdrew a plea of not guilty and en- l fed a plea of guilty to a charge of OMVI, second offense, and wa fined $500 and costs in another district court case. One new case was filed in di.s tnct court. James Elsbecker plaintiff, is asking judgment for $319.98 from Kenneth and Mildred Ditsworth, defendants, in settlement of an account. Rites Held For Chas. Clement, Local Barber Funeral services for Charles H Charley) Clement, 67, well-known Algona barber, were held at ? p.m. in the Methodist church here, with Rev. Newton M. Coughenour officiating. Burial followed at Laurel Hill cemetery, Irvington, and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrange*~ *"— nephews served as This is the twisted wreckage of the 2-place Pippr plane in which two brothers Henry Eggerth, 35, Swea City, and Charles E. Eggcrth 39, Stewartville, Minn., met their death three miles north and I'/,' miles east of Swea City Sunday evening. The plane crashed in a-bean field on the Don Geiken farm and the £S? flmburS h t J" t0 (J, a 1J eS im ™diately. The GeikeL" SJtod £ f£! S? ' b utc .°« ldnt « e ' "ear the plane due to the intense heat -w R fl r^SH' f ? m ^ ea City was called to the sco "e, as were eal officer Llndhorst and Dr ' R " F - Sn y d er, Swea City, county med- h»nrf B {!? leS ° f tl?G me " r re found insidc the fusela se of the plane, behind the remains of the engine (at the lower right in the photo) (Photo by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst - UDM Engraving) Clark Grain Co., Galbraith, Sold To LuVerne Co-Op ments. Six pallbearers. Mr Clement died Wednesday at Veteran's Hospital, Des Moines following a lengthy illness. Charles H. Clement was born at Bancroft April 6, 1895. He had been a resident of Algona for the past 42 years and was associated with the Algona Barber Shop for 26 years prior to retirement two years ago. He also served in the army in World War I. < He married Ruth Curran at Algona Sept. 20, 1919. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs Grant Gerling, Carmen, 111., and Mrs Robert Oberman, Humboldt; three brothers, Leon and William, Hettinger, N. D., and Robert, Silverton, Ore.; a sister, Mrs Bess Connelly, Bancroft; and four grandchildren. $15,440 Budget Planned For '63 United Fund Directors of the United Fund of he United Fund of Algona met ecently at the community room n the Druggist Mutual buildin" with Perry Collins, president of the organization, presiding. Dr. C. L. Plott, chairman of the budget committee, gave the report of that committee for the 1962 campaign which will be under way in a few weeks. The budget ha.s been set up as follows: Algona Charities $ noo Boy Scours $2,600 Girl Scouts $2,200 Kossuth Co. Society for Retarded Children ... $1,700 Iowa Children's Home Society $ 700 Red Cross $2,500 Salvation Army $ 740 Iowa Association for Mental Health $ 500 Health Causes $2,950 Cancer — $1250; Heart—$800- Polio - $500; Arthritis - Rheu matism — $400. Promotion-Office- Shrinkage $ $15,440 Otto Ristau, 85, Dies In Canada Word has been received at Lu- Verne of the death of Otto Ristau 85, of East End, Sask., Canada, a former LuVerne resident. Mr Ris:au died Saturday, Sept. 8, and funeral rites were held Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, the former Mabel Grubb, five children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs Martha Hanselman of LuVerne, also survives, Brazilian Trip Rev. N. M. Coughenour, Algona will be one of 39 Methodist ministers and one Methodist layman from the United States who will take part in a Methodist evangelistic mission in Brazil Oct 25 through Nov. 11. The mission will be sponsored jointly by the Methodist general boards of missions and evangelism. loses Finger Bancroft — Jerry Barnes injured his hand and had a finger severed in an accident while unloading feed at the Murray Elevator Thursday evening. He was taken to his home at Blue Earth. Sale of the Clark Grain Co. and all of its facilities at Gulbraith, including the home of the Don Clarks, was completed last week. The LuVerne Co-Operative Elevator Co. was the purchaser. The LuVerne Co-Op took over management as of Thursday, with Dave Hobscheiclt, second man from LuVurne, managing the operation at Gulbraith, for the time being at least. Elclon Guess, manager of the LuVerne Co-Operative Elevator, said that the business at Galbraith would be continued as before, including mixing and grinding, and with expanded services. He said acquisition of the Galbraith property would bring total storage capacity uf the LuVerne firm to 800,000 bushels, with three elevators in LuVerne and one al Galbraith. For the time being, until all legal transfers are completed, the Galbraith business will continue- under the name Clark Grain Co Then it will become LuVerne Co- Operative Elevator, Galbraith Station. The purchase of the Galbraith property is one eif the major business changes of that area of ihc year. It is also .somewhat remarkable in that the LuVerne firm began operation only as recently as June 1, 1U50, and ha.s had a e-on- stant growth since that time. Administrative work for Gal braith will be handled at LuVerne In addition to Mr Guess as manager, the officers of the LuVerne Co-Op are A. A. Schipull, chairman of the board, Don Warmbiei, Victims Burned After Mishap Sunday Night A lolal of II clnldivn ;m> fallirr- loss following KM' (runic craxli of a twn-placi- li«hi piano thr-p miles not-Ill and p., m j| ( . s cast of Swea City on tin- farm of Mr and Mrs Don de-ikon Sunday ovonini;. Dead are Henry Eg'gprlh. :i.-. Swea Cily. and his brother, Charles Eelward Engcrlh. :i'i. Slow.-nt- ville, Minn. The crash occurred helurrn fi: 17 and (i:l!() p.m. im d | M( , ( ;,,;. kotis witnessed the tragedy. They watched the plane circle" wh'le standing in their farmyard, then were horrified when the craft sin!- donly plummeted to carlh, almnt two blocks from the buildings in a bean field. Hursts Into Flames The Piper plane hurst into flames at once. The deikens dashed to (he twisted wreckage.. and made an attempt to net to Ihe men inside — however, they could not stand the intense heat and had to back away from the flaming inferno. Mr deiken called the Swea City fire department to the scene. Taking off from Ihe Frank Bauer air strip west of Bancroft about an hour earlier. Ihe plane was piloted by Henry Eggrrlli. who purchased the craft within' the past month, lie had a slu dent's license. Motor Ruimiiif; The plane landed shortly before the crash at the farm of Raymond Gustafson and Henry P^Rerlli talked with Mr Gustafson before taking olt again. Later, (he plane approac/ied the Geiken farm from (lie north, wide a :«iO-degi-cc turn, banked' quite sharply with the loft wing down, then suddenly plunged to the ground and burst into flames. Mr Geikcn told investigators following the crash that Urn motor of the aircraft did not stop until it had hit the ground. Fedora! Aviation Administration officials were slated to arrive at the scene Monday and study the I wreckage for possible clues as to the cause of the tragic crash. Henry Eggcrth, son of the late Mr and Mrs Charles Egge-rlb. was born Nov. 23, I'L'O at Milliard. He was educated at Swea. City and farmed with his late father, about two miles south of the crash site until his father's death, then farmed the place himself. His wife is the former Beverly Lunn of Swea City. Surviving besides his wife are four daughters, Carol, Peggy, Donna and Patli' all at home; a brother, Robert Argyle; and two sisters, .Mrs Harlan Peterson, Hingsted, and Mrs Maynard Coppen, Ft. Dodge. Charles Edward Eggcrtb was born Feb. 23, I'.m at Uenwick He was also educated at Swea City and at the time of his death was a milk inspector at Rochester Minn. He is survived by his uife. the former Esther l.avon Suansnn, Swea City, I h r c e daughter. Shelley, Shiela and Elaine: four sons, Charles, Jr., Darrcll. Richard and Leonard, all at home, a brother and two sisters. Double funeral services uill hi' leld for the two men We-dnesday Private services will be held al'l J.m. in the Methodist church ami regular rites will follow m the I m - inanuel Lutheran church at L' p m Rev. Edward M;ms and Re\ George St. Lawiviue will officiate and burial uill follow at Harrison township e-cmi-ter> There uill also be military ntes, uitt: the Legion and VKW POMS of Swea City in charge. Karne.s Funeral Home j.-, in charge ot arrange inents. vice chairman, Lawrence Miller secretary-treasurer, and Albert Fish, Wilson Legler, Andrew Marty and Edwin Hanselman, directors. The elevator has five employees at present. Plans of the Clark family are indefinite at the present. Mr Clark's mother remains seriously ill in a Des Moines hospital, and Mrs lark has been at her bedside the past several months. OMVI Charge Is Filed Sunday A Bayard man, Homer H Stormer, was arrested by Patrolman Duane Human uf Humboldt a half- mile south uf Algonu on highway Iti9 at .'J p.m Sunday afternuoii Sept. 9, and charged with O.MV1 A hearing was held later in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court and Slormer was bound over to district court on a second offense charge. Appearance bond in the matter was set at $550.

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