The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 27, 1962 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 27, 1962
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&lgona Jfflomes ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1962 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOl. 97 - NO. 47 7th By Kuss Waller In talking to one member of the 1916 Algona high football team, he disclosed a fairly effective method of throwing the other team off balance at the start of most plays. We spit on the hands of the opposing lineman, and because most of us were chewing tobacco this had a way of throwing them off .lust as the ball was snapped," said our informant. We agree; a hand- tul of tobacco juice would perhaps cause one to momentarily ponder the situation. Delinquent Tax Sale, Dec. 3| Name 4 To K flCOllitl slmlMj*...*..^. 1 _1 » • ». . I ^^ Kossuth county annual delinquent tax sale will be held wlth / lcli "1^nt taxes will be found ° f this issUC « f The A '™ Over at Emmetsburg, the wife of John Stegman of the Emmetsburg newspapers staff, made an interesting discovery after she had cooked her Thanksgiving turkey It seems she failed to find the neck, gizzard and liver in the usual preparation, but after the turkey was being carved she found the missing parts — neatly enclosed in a cellophane bag stuffed into the turkey's neck. The cellophane was especially deli cious. Whittemore School And Grounds Bring $9,000 Fair Board; Plan For '63 Scouts toll us that the perpet rator of .the "live pheasant in the dead pheasant pile" at the Legion Hall at the conclusion of a Veterans for Pheasants (or was it Pheasants for Veterans?) Day was a well known local insurance man. Anyone unable to guess 'who" should pay a fine! * * • The ways of the women folks, arc, as all men know, hard to comprehend. After months of pressure, a local gentleman gave in and bought a big deep freeze. Then the other day he chanced to look inside — all he saw was frozen biscuits. "Hump, a $200 Bun House", he commented. * * * MAIL BAG: From Long Beach, Cal. a story about Daniel J. Habeger, now 92 and a former resident of Algona.' On his recent birthday he took a FOUR MILE hike. He and his wife also recently observed their 65th wedding anniversary. Beecher Lane Appliance To Cease Business After 13 years in business here Beecher Lane Appliance is an nouncing that the firm is quitting business as of Dec. 31. A complete closing out announcement will be found elsewhere in this issue. Beecher Lane, the owner, said that he and his family will continue to make Algona their home, and he will became associated with the Directory Service, Inc. with Algona as his headquarters, but will work in an assigned area for the local firm. Beecher had been in the appliance business since 1927, the past 13 years running his own firm with Westinghouse and Frigidaire franchises. He said both franchises would continue dealerships here. Well, at least one copy of the Upper DCS Moines is in India by this time. As a "going away" kit for 20 news people from India, the State University of Iowa school of journalism gave each some samples of American papers. One was an Upper Des Moines. • « * '* Heredity is when a teen-age boy winds up with his mother's big brown eyes and his father's long yellow convertible . . . (Toastmaster's Bulletin.) ( * * * When Rev. and Mrs Knute F. Orton leave in a week or so to return to what we know better as French Equatorial Africa, but now m a subdivided section under a new name, they will carry with them a couple of rubber stamps procured through the Upper Des Moines. Knute is a Baptist missionary and has served there four years before, but has been home on a year's furlough. The old French colony has been divided into five new states and Rev. Orion's location is about 500 miles north of the equator. Good luck Knute! » * * Noted where a DCS Moines cou pie, back from a 13-day cruise of the Caribbean, told of the big contract duplicate bridge contesl in which they participated during the cruise. Couldn't they have stayed home and done as well? * * • Memo to contributors: Please write on one side of the paper only. * * * During (his holiday season there are many table delicacies, and one of them is pickled or prepared herring, perhaps with cream sauce, but it comes as quite a shock to discover that in Iceland, from whence most herring is shipped, the Icelanders do not eat them. They grind them into a meal to feed to livestock. * * * Toastmaster's liulietin: As the cannibals stoked the fire under the pot in which the explorer was being cooked, the explorer said: "I am smoking more now, but enjoying it less." * * * Famous Last Line — Former Vice President Nance Gar- iier on the occasion of a recent birthday: "When you've bad 94 birthdays, you don't look forward to big celebrations." Funeral Held Here For Mrs. Hargreaves, 89 Funeral services for Mrs Clara C. Hargreaves, 89, a resident of this area for the past 51 years, were held Monday at 2 p.m in the Congregational church with Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Vern Teeter Raymond Reid, A. H. Borchardt Marc Moore, William Hood and Warren Nelson. Mrs Hargreaves died at her home here at 109 South Williams street, Friday morning. She had not been ill and the preceding day enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with one of her sons, Gilbert, and wife. Clara Cornelia Chapman, daughter of Charles and Anne Sturdy Chapman, was born at Ashkum, 111. July 29, 1873. She was married to Phillip Hargreaves at Ashkum in 1891. Mr and Mrs Hargreaves farmed in this area before they retired and moved into town in 1939. He died in 1947. She was a member of the Fellowship group of the Congregational church. She is survived by seven children, Harry, Gilbert and Margaret (Mrs Ralph Elbert), Algona, Phillip, San Pedro, Cal., Berneice (Mrs Kenneth Ball), Cedar Rapids, John, Federalsburg, Md., and Maxine (Mrs Earnest Anderson), Omaha, Neb.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters: Guy Chapman, Fargo, N. D., Charles Chapman, Columbia, Mo., Mrs Fred Keck, Ashkum, 111., and Mrs Bruno Juergens, Kankakee, 111. Board of education members of the Algona Community School District and officials of the city of Whittemore reached an agreement on the purchase price of the school building and grounds at Whittemore here Monday morning and the property was sold for $9,000. A large crowd attended a regular meeting of the board Wednesday night, Nov. 21, when bids on the building and grounds were slated to be opened. Only one bid was received — for $2,000 from the city of Whittemore. A short recess in proceedings was called at the Nov. 21 meeting and following a discussion, the bid was upped to $9,000. The entire meeting was then recessed until he Monday morning session, which was followed by the announcement of the sale of the property by John Hayes, president of the board. The sale of the building was by mutual agreement of the board ndWhittemore officials and the Igure judged fair to all concerned. At least $5,000 worth of equipments, including light fixtures, esks, tables, lockers, etc., has een, or will be, removed from the Vhittemore building for use in ther schools in the district... The !ym was left intact for future use y the new owners. 7 bin* *i\« VY uwiici D. j-.«».fcw v**k>* \^£/MU atiu. win pi UUttUJY Whittemore officials wanted the-- be to™ down for exhibit space. property so the building could be used for various meetings and the grounds for recreational facilities and park area. As a general rule, school buildings vacated as reorganization continues in many areas do not bring a big price, compared to other types of structures, due to the fact they are normally situated in a community where bids for such property are not numerous. It was pointed out by Mr Hayes that the school building at Seneca, when offered for sale did not sell due to the fact there were no bids, while at Curlew that town's building went for only $100. Get New Pastor The Livermore Lutheran church has issued and had accepted a call to Rev. W. Stock of Millersburg to become its new pastor at Livermore. The new pastor is to be installed Dec. 9. Three directors whose terms were expiring were reelected to the Kossuth County Fair Board, at the annual meeting held Monday afternoon in the courthouse here, and one new member was named to replace a resigned member of the board. Reelected were Fred Plumb of Lone Rock, Ben Anliker of West Bend and Harold Fisher of Swea City. Don Nelson of Algona was elected as a member to replace Lyle Mathes, who had resigned. Vern McClure, fair secretary, reported that several other basic decisions were also made for the •fair's future. One of these is to improve and partially rebuild Floral Hall. Bids will be called for in the near future to trim the structure to one story and put on a new roof. This will improve the desirability of exhibit space and allow for more exhibits. Repainting of other buildings is also planned. The 1963 fair dates will be about the same as this year, Aug. 13 through 16. A new carnival and a bigger one has also been booked. The Fair Board has a balance of about $6,000 from the 1962 fair, without funds from the 1963 county levy included, McClure stated. The Nativity Scene in its present location will be presented this Christmas season, but by 19G3 other arrangements will be necessary, it was said. The building housing it at present is in complete disrepair and will probably Repairing it is prohibitive in cost, it was stated. The Nativity Scene is being handled by the Methodist Men's Club again this year. Rites Held For Retired Swea City Farmer Funeral services for Andrew Gustav Berg, 80, retired Swea City farmer, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist church at Swea City, with Rev. W. B. Cain officiating. Burial was at the Swea township cemetery. Family rites were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Barnes Funeral Home and the body was then taken to the church where it lay in state until public services. Mr Berg died Thursday at the Community hospital at Fairmont, Minn. Theodore Ostwalds Wed 40 Years, Open House Set Four Wedding Licenses Are Issued Here Four wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to the following couples: Nov. 20 — Larry V. Stacy and Phyllis Thilges. Nov. 21 — Gail H. Peterson and Evelyn Mino. Nov. 23 — Harold Haag and Judith Schumacher. Nov. 24 - Thomas L. Phipps and Judith E. Lens. Mr and Mrs Theodore Ostwald, pictured above, of Fenton, will observe their 40th wedding anniversary this coming Sunday, Dec. 2, with an Open House at St. John's Lutheran church in Fenton from 2 o 5 p.m. The couple married at Whittemore, Dec. 6, 1922, and they farmed north of Whittemore until Feb. of 1958 when they then moved to renton. They have five children: Doro thy (Mrs Louis Kuntz) of Fort Devens, Mass.; Eleanor (Mrs Cy- rjl Wagner), Delbert and Melvin, all of Whittemore, and Charles of Algona. There are also 15 grandchildren. No invitations are being sent, but all friends and relatives arc cordially invited. It is requested that no gifts be given. (UDM Engraving) Dreesman, 25, Dies After Motor Mishap A popular young Irvington farmer, David H. Dreesman, 25, became Kossuth county's seventh auto fatality of the year when the auto he was driving went out of control and rolled over several times on a county blacktop road six miles south and one-fourth mile east of Algona at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. David suffered a concussion of the chest and head and a ruptured lung and died two hours later at St. Ann hospial where he had been taken for emergency treatment of his injuries. At the time of the crash, he was headed west in his 1962 Volkswagen. According to investigating officers, Patrolman Charles Bird and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, the auto went across the center line of the highway on to the edge of the shoulder on the south side of the roadway. The car swerved back on to the road as the driver apparently attempt ed to gain control, then overturned near the center of the roadway several times, finally coming to rest on its left side the front end of the vehicle pointing off the north edge of the blacktop. Was Engaged To Wed The car was considered a total wreck. The canvas portion of the front area of the top was torn out and young Dreesman was found lying in the auto with the top portion of his body and his head resting outside the machine on the road. He was engaged to wed Miss Gail Elsbocker, daughter of Mr and Mrs Leo Elsbecker, Bancroft and according to reports here had purchased a home in Algona earlier in the morning the day he was killed. He was returning to Algona to get his bride-to-be and they were reportedly going to spend Thanksgiving Day with his sister, Mrs Betty Koppes at Hastings, Minn. David and Miss Elsbecker were to be married Jan. 26. David Henry Dreesman, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Herman Dreesman, LuVerne, was born June 10, 1937 at Buffalo Center. He attended elementary school at Titonka and graduated from Woodrow Wilson high school, Lon;> Beach, Cal. While attending college at Long Beach he excelled in athletics and a was a member of SAE fraternity. His summers were spent working on the farm with his father and he also attended ISU, Ames, where he was major- . Dreesman was headed west (left) in his Volkswagen at 9 a m Wednesday Nov 21 v,h P n ih» Santa, 2,500 Bags of Free Candy, Saturday That jolly old gentleman. Santa Claus, will be in Alcona next Saturday. Dec. 1. to meet all of the area boys and girls and to bring them each a special pre-Christmas treat He is due here at 1:15 p.m., and will arrive from the cast on Sta e Street on one of the Algona city fire trucks. The truck will take him to the southeast corner of the Courthouse square and he has 2,500 sacks of candy with him. This he will distribute until the candy is gone. In the meantime, there will be two free courtesy movies one at 1:30 p.m., the other at 3 p.m., at the Algona Theatre, comedies will be the main movie attraction. Algona's Christmas decorations are up. and four more across-thc-street decorations have been added. Service Clubs Fete Farmers Here Dec. 4 Funeral services for David were held Friday at the Presbyterian church here, with Rev. Myron Brower officiating. Burial follow ed at Eastlawn Memorial Gar dens, Algona, and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers wore Louis Oesterreicher, Joe Madden, Tor Anderson, Jim Anderson, Joe Schissel, Don Peterson and Kenneth Thilges. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Dennis Dreesman, Titonka; and two sisters, Mrs Paul Koppes, Hastings, Minn., and Mrs Foster Hagy, Newport Beach, Cal. Man Injured, Filed On After Accident Here ing in agronomy, and later trans- [ fered to Mankato State College. I After serving in the armed forces, he continued to farm, planning to make that his life's work. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. An Algona man, Kermit I. Forbes, 59, suffered a cut on the chin and had some teeth loosened when :he auto he was driving ran off the end of the roadway and struck a telephone pole at 5.45 p.m. Sunday, two miles north and one-half east of Algona on a county gravel •oad. Mr Forbes was treated for his njuries by a local doctor, then charged with failing to have his auto under control by Patrolman Bill Tordoff who investigated the mishap. Damage to the front end, grill and radiator of the auto was estimated at $500. Saturday, at 11 p.m. an auto driven by Edith E. Busch, 48, Bancroft, struck a pig owned by Melvin Busch, Ledyard, on a blacktop road 14 miles south of Ledyard. The driver was not injured. After striking and killing the pig, valued at $15, the auto went out of control and overturned in a ditch. Damage to the top, back window and right side of the vehicle was estimated at $600 Divorces Only Action Here In District Court One divorce was granted and another filed in district court here this week. Mary Jane Grisham was granted a divorce from Carl T Grisham by Judge G. W. Stillman Monday. The plaintiff was granted custody of a minor daughter while the defendant was given custody of three minor sons. There was no 'alimony asked for and personal property was divided. Donnelle O. Devereaux filed a petition for divorce from Eldon T Devereaux, charging cruel and in- 'Himan treatment. They were married at Clear Lake Oct. 28, 1954 and there are no children. The plaintiff asks proper amount of money or property as alimony. Driver Charged After Sunday Mishap Here James Smith, 16, Burt, was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle following a two- car mishap here at 7:25 p.m Sunday. Autos driven by Smith and Robert Shillington, 29, Algona, were headed west on State street, with the Burt vehicle behind the other The Burt driver stated his foot slipped off the brake pedal and his auto struck the other from the rear. Damage to the grill, radiator and front bumper of the Smith vehicle was estimated at $140, and damage to the rear bumper and trunk of the Shillington auto was estimated at $100 The annual Algona Service clubs banquet honoring area farmers will be held Tuesday, Dec 4 at 6:45 p.m. at the high school Annex. National Farm-City week is extended in Algona to cover this event. This project is sponsored jointly by the Algona Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and Lions club. Each club member invites a farmer friend to be his guest at the dinner. Miles Sloniker, president of the Lions Club, will be the master of ceremonies. The speaker of the evening will be J. V. Rowe of Waterloo. He has served as Council President of the Boy Scouts of America, President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Waterloo Association of Credit Men, and DX Credit Union. He is actively engaged in many community affairs and served as campaign chairman of the Community Chest in 1947. He is an elder in Westminster Presbyterian church, and served as campaign chairman for the opening drive to raise funds to build a new church. In December iy<;o he received the Service to Mankind Award, presented annually by the Ser- toma Club of Waterloo and Cedar Falls. His hobby of public speaking has grown to such an extent that he has many demands upon his time from various civic organizations, service clubs, state conventions, churches and sales meetings. His sense of humor and philosophy of life are probably the characteristics for which he is best remembered by his audience. New Dress Shop Opens Thursday Grand opening o/ Mode-0-Day dress shop in Algona will be Thursday, Nov. 29, un der company management. The store is located on State Street, in the former Gamble store location. New fixtures and a complete remodeling of the building took place in recent weeks, under the direction of Darol D. Allred, district supervisor of Omaha' Mode-0-Day Frock Shops is a national organization under franchised arrangements. The company headquarters is in Hollywood.

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