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Seneca Riles Feb. 2 For Mrs, Peterson SENECA - Funeral services were held at Blakjer Lutheran church, Seneca, Tuesday afternoon of last week for Mrs. Jens Peterson, 89, of Sioux City, who passed away Jan. 30 at the home of her son, Mervin, at Sioux City, following a week's illness. Louis Jensen Petersen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Jensen, early Seneca pioneers, was born on Oct. 25, 1875, In Seneca township. She was united in marriage to Jens Petersen on June 26, 1912 and lived in the Cedar Falls and Beloit, Wisconsin area before moving to Sioux Falls. She was preceded in death by her husband who passed away in Beloit in October, 1949, and also one daughter. Survivors include her son, Mervin, of Sioux City and a son, Dennis of Rochester, New York; a sister, Mrs. P. H. Jensen of Fenton and a brother, J. M. Jensen of Princeton, Minn. Rev. Stanley Hansen had charge of the service with interment in the local cemetery. Mrs. Otto Wilberg was soloist and casketbearers were nephews, Everett Jensen of Lake City, Virgil Jensen and Maynard Jensen of Swea City, Calvin Jensen and Lorenzo Helgason of Armstrong and Dr. Perry Jensen of George, Iowa. KOMulh County'! Favorite For 100 Ytart 64 Families In County Get January ADC In January, the steady decline in the number of Old Age Assistance recipients followed the pattern of the previous year, with a drop of 190 cases in the state from December 1964. Since January 1964 there has been a decrease of 1,793 cases, or an average of 148 monthly. Mrs. Irene M. Smith, Chairman of the State Board of Social Welfare said that about 83 percent of the OAA closings each month are due to the death of recipients. She pointed out that the majority of new applicants attribute their need to increased medical expenses or cost of personal care such as provided in nursing homes. In Kossuth county, there were 160 OAA recipients, with grants totaling $9,851. In addition, $1,662 was paid to licensed nursing homes, and $1,716 for medical care, making a grand total of $13,229 for the month, or an average of $82.68 each. There were 77 Medical Assistance for the Aged cases. Total for the month was $4,337. There were 64 Aid to Dependent Children families, including 291 individuals. Total costs were $9,226. Slgona Sfyper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1032, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1965 8 Page* VOL. 100 - NO. 10 Charge Teacher, Assault & Battery Divorce Granted A divorce and stipulation of settlement were granted in district court here this week by Judge G. W. Stillman to Lillian M. Schrader, plaintiff, from Virgil E. Schrader, defendant. The actions were filed earlier. County Home Annual Reports Made By Units Of Masonic Order Vicki Briggs Gets Nursing Cap, Omaha FARM SALE CALENDAR Algona Upper Dei Metal FEBRUARY 11, THURSDAY BEN ARNDORFER sale, 49 Brown Swiss, dairy equipment, farm machinery, etc. Sale details in UDM this issue. Location from Wesley 7 miles East and one South. Quinn & Leek, auctioneers; First State Bank, Britt, clerk. FEBRUARY 12, FRIDAY DENNIS SCHILTZsale, 9;30a.m. in morning, three miles West of the cemetery corner south of Bancroft, Farmers and Traders Bank, Bancroft, clerk, Quinn and Leek, auctioneers. FEBRUARY 13, SATURDAY JOHN RHODA auction, 10 a. m., and WM. KAST auction, 1 p. m, Rhoda place 2 West, 1 South and 1/2 West of Webb Station, Elmore, Minn. Gilts and machinery, Kast place 1 1/2 West of Webb Station, Elmore, Minn., offering farm machinery line. Wagner and Wedel, auctioneers; First National, Blue Earth, clerk. Sale details in UDM Oils issue, FEBRUARY 15, MONDAY FLORENCE E. SAXTON sale, 2 North and 2 1/4 West of Fen^ ton, Sale offering includes 1\ head livestock, machinery, etc. Details in the UDM next week, Bensen & Clark, auctioneers; First Turst & Savings, Arn> strong, clerk. FEBRUARY ?7, SATURDAY LEWIS DUFFY, 1 1/2 miles South, three-fourths mile West of Whittemore, Farmers State Ban^, Whittemore, clerk; Charley Quinn, Bancroft, auctioneer. Vicki Briggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Briggs of Algona, was among the first year students at Creighton Memorial Saint Joseph's Hospital,School of Nursing, Omaha, Nebraska, to officially receive her cap and uniform, Sunday, January 31. Sister M. Martha, O. S. F., R. N., Director of the school, presided at the 1:30 p. m. "Candelighting Ceremony" held in the Our Lady of Victory auditorium on the hospital complex. Swine Producer Banquet At Burt Feb. 18 ** • \i > f The Kossuth County Swine Producer's Banquet will be held at Burt high school Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., reports Harold Fischer, Swea City, president of the Swine Improvement Association. Mr. Fischer reports that an excellent speaker, Robert Eckhart of Charles City, is lined up. Banquet tickets are available from the following - Harold Fischer, Swea City; Paul Bernhard, Fenton; Maurice Erpelding, Wesley; Otto Harlan, Algona; Julie Baas, Algona; Chas. Nygaard, Wesley; Alvin Richardson, Ledyard; Burdette Hoeppner, Lakota; Owen Curry, Lu Verne; and Galen DeValois, Algona. Economist Is Resigning Post Mrs. Norma Morgan, County Extension Home Economist submitted her resignation to the Kossuth County Extension Council at their monthly meeting Wednesday. Karl Kiilsholm, Extension Council President, reports that no successor has been found for Mrs. Morgan at this time, but that the Council hopes to fill the position as quickly as it is possible to find a qualified replacement. Mrs. Morgan and her four children will follow her husband to Auburn, Alabama, where he has been employed in the Veterinary Anatomy Department of Auburn University. She expects to leave Kossuth County in about two weeks time. Mrs. Morgan has tentative plans to work with the Auburn University Extension Service in an editorial capacity, but will not reach a final decision until after reaching Alabama. The Morgans moved to Algona in September, 1962. A farewell open-house for Mrs. Norma Morgan, County Extension Home Economist, will be held Tuesday, February 16 at 8:00 p. m. at the Extension Office. The public, including men, women and children are invited. Former Burt Pastor's Wife Dies, Marcus Funeral services for Mrs. E. L. Wittkopp, 72, Marcus, la., former Burt resident, were held at the Peace Lutheran church, Marcus, at 2 p. m. Saturday. Mrs. Wittkopp died shortly before midnight Wednesday at Marcus hospital, where she had been taken after becoming ill Tuesday. Death was from a heart attack. Among survivors are her husband, Rev. E. L. Wittkopp, former pastor of St. John's Lutheran church, Burt, and her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Meyer, Burt. At Grain Meeting L. W, Geitzenauer, Ray Laabs and Robert Schmidt, of Lone Rock, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bode of Wesley attended the 61st annual convention of Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Iowa held here January 25-27, where they represented The Wesley and Lone Rock Cooperatives, the local farmer owned and controlled cooperative which is a member of FGDA, Frenchmen In Concert Annual reports of all Masonic order groups were made last week to members of the various organizations by officers of the local lodges. For the coming year J. B. Asa is president of the temple board, Charles Paxson is vice president, S. A. McFadden is treasurer and Max Miller, secretary. Other board members are Leon Laird, Stanley R. Sands, Marguerite Ouster, Doris Steven and Kathryn Peirce. Glenn Seger is worship master of Prudence Lodge 205, A. F. & A. M. LeRoy Strohman is senior warden, Maynard Miller, junior warden, Fred Geigel, treasurer, and Max Miller, secretary. Other officers are Frank Harcey, Paul Newsome, Ray Cunningham, James Modrell, Lyle Steele, and Frank Saiter. Prudence Chapter is headed by S. A. McFadden, high priest, and other officers are Fred Geigel, Charles Paxson, Dave Leffert, Max Miller, Glenn Shore, Stanley Sands, John Momyer, Frank Harcey, Francis Bunting, Albert Reid and Albert Granzow. Eastern Star officers include Norma Walker, Ray Cunningham, Josephine Ruark, Claude Ruark, Florence Bjustrom, Elsa Cunningham, Valeria Williams, Vivian Gilbert, Doris Steven, Dorothea Moulton, Joyce Hayden, Clara Amesbury, AthaHardgrove, Corrine Gabrielson, Everett Steven and Charles Paxson. Leon Laird is president of the Shrine Club. Other officers are Les Kenyon, S. A. McFadden, Gordon Hall and Dean Taylor. Lyle Steele is president of the Hi Twelve Club. Nutrition And Weight Program Slated Here Titonkan Since jested Man UNA n Paroled On \W PaSSeS; Vandal Charge Rites Feb. 6 Last rites for Wilm T. Meyer, 96, were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ramsey Reformed church, Titonka, with Rev. John Janssen ofliciating.- Burial was in the church ceme-' tery. Mr. Meyer passed away at a Buffalo Center nursing home last Wednesday. He had lived there for about two months. He was born in Germany, June 2, 1868, and went to the Titonka area at the age of 21. One daughter and three sons survive: Mrs. John Smith, Titonka, Jake of Burt, Ubbe of Wesley, William of Lakota with whom he had made his home until recently. A sister, Mrs. John Rislus of Buffalo Center, and a brother, John, of Clara City, Minn., also survive. Marlyn Ray Fry, 20, rural Ringsted, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in the State Reform School and then was paroled to Iowa State Board of . Parole. Fry appeared before Judge Jo\ seph Hand, Emmetsburg, in Emmet, county district court on a charge of malicious mischief. Fry was the last of six local youths tried on the charges, which stemmed from cases of vandalism amounting to $15,000 to $20,000. Arrangements have been made for complete restitution. Ralph Prew, 59, Succumbs At Hospital Here Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Lutheran church, Sutherland, for Ralph Prew, 59, Algona man who died last Thursday at St. Ann hospital. He had been living here with his brother, Don Prew, and went to the hospital after a fall last Jan. 30. Burial was in the Sutherland cemetery. He was born in Linn Grove. His wife preceded him in death ia 1961. A son, Robert, survives at Albuquerque, N. M., as well as three brothers, Don of Algona, John of Sioux City, and Bernard of Bellevue, and two sisters, Mrs. Ewald Voigt, Algona, and Mrs. Dale Behrends, Humboldt. Members of the Community Concert Association will enjoy a rare evening of entertainment when the "Varel and Bailly Chan- teurs De Paris" appear at the high school auditorium Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 8 p. m, This group consists ol 8 young Frenchmen with one of their originators, Charly Bailly, staging folk songs, ballads, - "You Wore a Tulip", popular songs, and music of the Charleston era. The "Chanteurs De Paris" began during World War 11 when Charly Bailly, a promising young composer and pianist, and Andre Varel, a dental surgeon interested in writing poetry and plays, entertained for the Free French. Today they are known as the Rodgers and Hammerstein of France, These young singers obviously enjoy what they are doing and have inspired critics and public alike to acclaim them as "one of the best singing groups to be beard in America in years," Whittemore Co-Op The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Whittemore Cooperative Elevator will be held this evening, Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 8 p. m. in the Academy Hall in Whittemore. Officers will be elected and annual reports given. Games will be played and refreshments served, Co-Sponsors Bill One of five sponsors of a bill introduced in the Iowa Senate last week to allow private school children to ride public school buses was Senator Don Murray of Bancroft. Senator Guy Kibble of Emmetsburg was another sponsor. The bill would make no changes in existing regulations for bus operation except for transportation of all puptte. Donkey Ball Slated At Burt On Feb. 11 BURT - Donkey basketball comes to Burt Feb. 11 at 7:30 p. m. The game, played from the backs of trained donkeys, is reputed to be wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus. The Burt school and V. F. W. post have obtained the services of the nationally known Crosby Donkey Ball Co., Chippewa Falls, Wise. Among local men who have gone into serious training for the event are John Miller, Larry Holding, Darrell Davis, Darrell McFarland, Floyd Sill, Aaron Klieber, Bob Hamilton, Larry Manus, Larry Coney, Al Kloppen, Paul Hasse, Harley Hansen, Bruce Graham, and others. There will be two big games and tickets are now on sale and can be obtained from members of the V. F. W. or the high school basketball squads. No Injuries Or Charges In 2 Crashes Here A pair of slight mishaps were investigated by local police officers here during the weekend. There were no personal injuries reported and no charges filed. The latest occurred at 10:25 p. m. Thursday at the intersection of Phillips and Diagonal Streets when autos driven by Francis L. Sherry, 45, Omaha, and William H. Benton, 45, Ft. Dodge, collided, with the former's auto skidding into the other machine, Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $300. A day earlier, at 11:10 a. m., an auto driven by Ted Charles, 43, Algona, slid into a parked school bus driven by Hugo H. Cade, 64, Algona, on North street near Bryant school, resulting in an estimated $235 damage. Looking at a bulletin from the kit of materials for the nutrition and weight control Extension short course is Mrs. August Brandt, Swea City, new chairman of the Extension home economics committee. The short course, first two- day home economics event of its kind to be held in Kossuth is scheduled for Feb. 16 and 23. Seventy-five county women are now enrolled, says Mrs. Brandt. Mrs. Maxine Hinton, specialist in foods and nutrition for Iowa State University, will be in Algona the two days as instructor of the group, says Norma Morgan, county extension home economist. Emphasis of the two day course will be weight control and basic nutrition. Other members of the home economics committee, which has been responsible for planning the county program and the short course are Mrs. Wilbert Ruhnke, LuVerne; Mrs. William Amesbury, Jr., Titonka; Mrs. Lloyd Berkland, Fenton; Mrs. Tom Lickteig, Wesley; Mrs. Philip Fisher, West Bend; Mrs. Gertrude Gutknecht, Lakota; and Mrs. Russell Patterson, Burt. Hearing Is Saturday In Algona J.P. Court An Information, charging assault and battery, was filed in the court of Justice Delia Welter here this weekend against Mrs. Pearl Higgins, 57, teacher at Grant school near Swea City for the past nine years. The defendant has been notified of the action and is to appear Saturday, Feb. 13. The charge was filed by Mr. and Mrs. Omar Smith of that area, parents of Louise Smith, fifth grader at Grant, who was allegedly struck four times with a belt during a spanking for chewing gum in school Jan. 15. Mrs. Higgins was suspended from teaching Jan. 18, then after the school board there voted to retain her, was to have resumed her duties, Feb. 1. Her salary is $3,850 per year. According to earlier information, which first came to light generally Jan. 31, the girl was spanked "in front of the class" with a belt belonging to a son of Mrs. Higgins, which she said she took to school several weeks earlier as a means of keeping three boys in line in the class. The boys were "carrying on" according to the teacher. She had also told members of the class that if they chewed gum they would be spanked - and when the Smith girl was found to be chewing gum, Mrs. Higgins said she took her by the hair, marched her to the front of the room, had the girl bend over and swung the belt about four times. Originally, 'some parents had threatened to withdraw their children from the school, which has a total of enrollment of 77, kindergarten through eighth grade. Other parents threatened to take court action - and Miss Smith's parents did so this weekend. $800 Damage In Weekend Crashes Here Damage totaling $800 resulted to five vehicles in a pair of crashes here during the weekend. At 3:10 p.m. Sunday, cars driven by Duane L. Seegebarth, 16, Lone Rock, and Timothy L. Claude, 17, Algona, collided as the former attempted a right turn from the inside lane on South Phillips street, resulting in a total of $450 damage to the vehicles. Seegebarth was charged with failing to change lanes safely. Three vehicles sustained damage in a peculiar mishap on State street near the Presbyterian church at 7:23 p.m. Saturday. An auto driven by Roger L. Keith, 24, Algona, was pushing a car owned by Lynn J. Keith, 17, Algona, backwards and headed east when the latter machine struck a parked pickup owned by Algona Auto Repair. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $350. Police investigated both mishaps. Youth, 20, Charged With Larceny Of Electric Saw Robert Eugene Brown, 20, Stratford, was returned to Algona by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Thursday - and charged with larceny in the night time in Justice Delia Welter's court he re the following day. Mrs. Malueg Dies, Funeral Held Sunday Funeral services for Mrs. Ada M. Malueg, 80, Algona resident for 44 years, were held Sunday at 3:30 p. ,*». in the Methodist church, with Rev. Merlin Davies officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Tony Didriksen, Lyle Steele, Bryan Asa, Lloyd Muckey, Leonard Maasdam and James Elmore. Mrs. Malueg died in a Homewood, 111. rest home where she had been a patient for a short time, Thursday. Born May 26, 1884 at Chicago, Ada A. Peters was a daughter of William and Albertina Mason Peters. She was married to L. J. Malueg Aug. 16, 1907 and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the Methodist church and Women's Club. Survivors include a son,Irwin, Algona; two daughters, Lucille (Mrs. 0. E. Parrett), Seattle, Wash., and Ruth (Mrs. E. K. Huber), Homewood, 111.; eight grandchildren; and two great grand-children. The charge was the result of an alleged theft of an electric saw from a Laing Plumbing and Heating truck here the night of Nov. 10, 1964. Brown was bound over by Justice Welter and bond was set at $2,500 and not furnished. Brown was picked up by authorities at Webster City after investigation of the matter by Sheriff Lindhorst, who put out a bulletin on the man. According to the sheriff, Brown was apparently the man who was driver of an auto that rolled into a deep ditch a mile west of Algona on McGregor road the night of Nov. 10. The auto caught fire and the fire department was called to extinguish the blaze, with minor damage resulting to the vehicle. After the auto was pulled from the ditch, the driver, then un indentified, somehow managed to drive it away from Algona without an investigation of the mishap. His exact whereabouts had not been known until recently. The saw, stolen that night, had been located at Fort Dodge, and.ultimately led to the man's arrest. Lone Rock Couple In Washington Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Dittmer, Lone Rick, Iowa, R. 1, Kossuth county, heard Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Anthony Celebrezze, review current programs and proposed legislation including Medicare, Federal-Aid to Elementary and Secondary schools and other bills as they particularly affect rural people. Ringsted Girl Slightly Hurt Two cars were damaged and a passenger in one of them hurt in an accident Wednesday at Armstrong. Cars involved in a collision were driven by Carmen Sue Rovn, 18, Ringsted, who had Kathy Wentworth, 13, Ringsted, as a passenger, and Vernon Eugene Fries, 19, Armstrong. Kathy received a bump on the head and a knee injury and was treated at a doctor's office. Fries was charged with making an improper left turn. New 16-Page Web Offset Color Press Arrives Here Shipment was received last week of the 16-page Vanguard web offset printing press, and workmen spent the early part of last Wednesday night moving the power unit and four printing units, with auxiliary equipment into the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. building. The press is the property of Midwest Printing & Lithographing Co., a newly formed corporation, which has leased space in the UDM building. The Upper Des Moines, along with other publications, will be printed on this press, which also can do catalog and booklet work, print circulars and directories, with color included if desired. The press units with rollstands for newspaper rolls extend 44 feet. A camera and press platemaking department is also at the rear of the UDM building. Saturday afternoon, Algona Municipal Utilities replaced transformers at the rear of the UDM building with new ones of larger capacity. The press operates on a 30 H. P. electric motor, largest of any in the downtown Algona area. Press erectors arrived Monday, and began hooking up the units with test runs scheduled for this week. It is possible that the first actual papers produced on the press will be printed next week. There are only two other presses like this one in the whole state.

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