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FARM SALE CALENDAR Algofi* Upp«f tMt MftfcMl FEBRUARY 12, FRIDAY DENIS SCfflLTZ sale, 9:30 a. m. in morning, three miles West of the cemetery corner South of Bancroft, Farmers and Traders Bank, Bancroft, clerk, Quinn and Leek, auctioneers. Sale details in UDM Tuesday. FEBRUARY 12, FRIDAY THEO JACOBSON sale, 3 North and 1 East from Burt. Farm machinery in good condition. Quinn & Leek, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, Clerk. Details this issue. 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 Tuesday. FEBRUARY 15, MONDAY FLORENCE E. SAXTON sale, 2 North and 2 1/4 West of Fenton. Sale offering includes 71 head livestock, machinery, etc. Bensen & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, .Armstrong, clerk. Details in UDM today. FEBRUARY 17, WEDNESDAY CONRAD LIMBERG sale, 6 miles East and 2 South of Titonka. Machinery, livestock, buildings, etc. Sale details this issue. DeVries Bros, auctioneers; First State Bank, Woden, clerk. FEBRUARY 18, THURSDAY GERALD IVERSON sale, East from Blue Earth on U. S. 16 to Brush Creek 'store, 1 South, and 1 1/2 East. Machinery, buildings, miscellaneous. Sale details in UDM today. Wagner & Wedel, auctioneers; State Bank of Bricelyn, Minn., Clerk. FEBRUARY 20, SATURDAY- SCHWEN & LAUE sale, 2 miles West of Blue Earth swimming pool. Offering 52 head Hoi- stein cattle, machinery, etc. Sale details next week. Wayne Wagner and Herman Wedel, auctioneers; First National Bank, Blue Earth, Minn., clerk. FEBRUARY 24, WEDNESDAY- TOM KINNANDER sale, 5 North of Armstrong Catholic church and 5 West. Power machinery, other equipment. Details later. Clark & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, Armstrong, clerk. FEBRUARY 27, SATURDAY LEWIS DUFFY, 1 1/2 miles South, three-fourths mile West of Whittemore. Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, clerk. Charley Quinn, Bancroft, auctioneer. MARCH 3, WEDNESDAY MELVIN CRONK sale, 1 3/4 East of Armstrong on Hy. 9. Offering machinery, livestock, bldgs. and feed, etc. Jenson, Clark & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, Armstrong, clerk. Details later. 3 From Area Injured In E'ville Crash Two Burt men and one from Rodman were injured early Sunday morning in a one-car accident at Estherville. Hospitalized at Holy Family hospital were Richard Lavrenz, 22, Burt, and Arden E. Prentice, 23, Rodman, who have cuts on tiie head and remained In the hospital a couple of days. Treated at the hospital and released was Gary Black, 21, also of Burt, who was bruised. The three were in a 1964 Chevelle driven by Prentice and were going south about 2 a.m. The car, which struck both sides of the underpass, is considered a total loss. Estherville police, who investigated, have filed charges against Prentice for failure to have his car under control, Wesley Soldier Assigned To Missile Unit TREYNOR, IOWA - Pvt. Raymond L, Johnson, 18, son of Mrs, Pearline Johnson, Wesley, was assigned to Battery A of the 43d Artiller's 6th Missile Battalion, a Nike-Hercules missile unit, in Treynor, Iowa, Jan, 27, This unit, part of the nationwide U. S, Army Air Defense Command, provides air defense in the Omaha, Neb. area, Johnson, a fire control operator, entered the Army in November 1964 and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He attended Wesley high school, With Kettuth Count/* Lorgtst Ntwtpaptr Circulation Upper e£ jWoineg ESTABLISHED 1865 ''Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona. Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, "THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1965 12 Page* VOL. 100- NO. 11 Pickup Destroyed By Flames SK&J&I 'Sfrnm MM"" Norton Shop Closes After Many Years The Norton Machine Works is closing as of Mar. 1, accordingto an announcement made today by Richard P. Norton, owner. Most of the equipment has been sold. Mr. Norton has no plans for the immediate future. The company was founded by Richard Norton's father, Raymond, who died in 1960. For the first two years of existance, Raymond Norton was in partnership with Fred Mayer. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Norton have three daughters* Siri teaches, at Fort Defiance, Arizona, and Leslie and Lynne, twins, are juniors at Algona high school. A pickup truck owned by Benson's Welding, Algona, caught fire and was destroyed by flames at 3:05 p. m. Monday at the Brown dairy farm south of the city. Chuck Benson, owner of the firm, had taken the truck to the farm and left it so it could be used to thaw out pipes there. He was headed for Osage and learned of the blaze on a newscast by radio. A generator, hauled in the rear of the pickup caught fire and. before Algona firemen could reach the scene the gene rat-.' or, interior and other portions of the vehicle, plus welding equipment, had been destroyed. Firemen were busy putting out the last of the flames when the above photo was snapped at the scene. Mr. Benson is a former member of the local fire department.(UDM Newsfoto) Vandals Wreck A.M.S. Rooms In Night Raid Algonan Aboard U.S.S. Coral Sea, North Viet Nam USS CORAL SEA(CVA-43) Interior Communications Fireman LeRoy A. Scherer, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred D. Scherer of Algona, is serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea operating with the U. S. Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific. The Coral Sea was scheduled to arrive in Subic Bay, Philippines, Feb. 2, for a period of rest and relaxation, but Sunday was announced as being one of the carriers from which a North Viet Nam strike was launched. While deployed in the Western Pacific the Coral Sea provides a mobile base for air squadrons operating with the Seventh Fleet. The ship departed from Alameda, Calif., Pec. 7, and spent Christmas and New Years at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, enroute to the Western Pacific. While there she participated in combat training and an operational readiness inspection before departing for the Far East, Jan. 16. Divorce Filed A divorce action was filed in district court here this week, Plaintiff is Wayne C. Jones and defendant is Nora M, Jones. He alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. There are no children and according to the petition, no property rights involved, The couple were married June 13, 1964 at Fairmont. Vandals, who apparently dislike the idea of school, entered Algona high school sometime during the night Tuesday and caused extensive damage inside the building. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and local police officers, including Chief Al Boekelman, were called to the scene after janitors discovered the damage early Wednesday. The culprits entered the building through a window in the Spanish room on the east side of the building. Once inside, visits were paid to the junior study hall, senior study hall, the office of Principal Elgin Allen and other areas of the school. Books were taken from shelves in the study hall areas and strewn around the rooms, while a movie projector was taken from its storage place near the stage in the auditorium and thrown on the floor, damaging it severely. In Mr. Allen's office, papers and books were strewn all over the place and a typewriter was damaged when it was dumped on the floor. As far as investigators and school officials can tell, there was nothing stolen by the culprits. Congressman In Em'burg, Feb. 13 Sixth District Congressman • Stanley L. Greigg announced today that as a result of the Lincoln Day recess of the Congress he would be back in the district for a short stay the latter part of this week. Mr. Greigg said that he would be in his district office in the Kermore Hotel Building, Emmetsburg, on Saturday afternoon, February 13, between 1 and 3 p.m., to meet people in the northeastern part of the district. Greigg stated that he was extremely happy at this opportunity to be able to return to northwestern Iowa an4 to talk with the citizens of the district. HOSPITAL NEWS Feb. 2 - Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Olson, Algona, girl, 6 pounds, 2 1/2 oz; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Movick, Algona, boy, 7 pounds, 11 1/2 oz.j admitted: Mrs. Maggie Boekelman, Titonka, medical; dismissed: Mrs. Patrick Daugherty and baby, Algona. Feb. 3 - Birth: Dr. and Mrs. LeRoy Strohman, Algona, boy, 6 pounds, 10 oz.; admitted: Leon Ludwig, Ottosen, surgery. Feb. 4 - Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Buscher, Algona, girl, 6 pounds, 11 oz.; admitted: Herman Wichtendahl, Whittemore, medical; Mrs. Lillian Willrett, Algona, medical, Feb. 5 - Admitted: Mrs. Emma Knecht, Whittemore, medical; Daniel Webb, Algona, medical; dismissed: Mrs. Maggie Boekelman, Titonka; Mrs. Katherine McMurray and Mrs. Frieda Lieb, both of Algona. Feb. 6 - Birth: Mr. and Mrs, Victor Youngwirth, Corwith, boy, 10 pounds, 12 oz.; dismissed; Joseph Eich, Bancroft, Feb. 7 - Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kisch, Algona, girl, 7 pounds, 8 oz.; admitted: Mrs, Martha Riedel, Burt, surgery; Marvin Loebach, Whittemore, surgery; dismissed: Mrs. Dennis Olson and baby, Algona; Mrs, Neil Movick and baby, Algona; Mrs. Emma Knecht, Whittemore; Leon Ludwig, Ottosen; Mrs. Ellen Ludwig, Corwith. Peter Mertz, M, West Bend, Rites Today Funeral services for Peter Mertz, 84, retired West Bend farmer, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Pete rand Paul's Catholic church at West Bend. The Rev. Edgar Kees will be celebrant of the requiem Mass, and burial will be in West Bend Cemetery. Mr. Mertz died early Tuesday morning at St. Ann hospital, Algona, where he had been a patient 14 weeks. Born and reared at West Bend, he farmed in this area for many years until retiring in 1953. In 1910, he married Elizabeth Plathe at St. Joe. She survives as do three children, Mrs. Helen Mikes of Algona, Mrs. .Harold Blinkman of Minneapolis, Minn., and H. P. Mertz of Ottosen; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son was killed in action during World War II. Also surviving Mr. Mertz are one brother and one sister, J. B. Mertz of West Bend and Miss Justina Mertz of St. Paul, Minn. 121 Place On Senior High Honor Roll One of the largest group of students in the school's history won their way on the scholastic Honor Roll for the first semester, at Algona high school. There were a total of 121 in the top four classes earning the honor. They are as follows, by classes: SENIORS - David Agena, Milton Butzke, Steve Hardy, Dennis Ohrtman, Rollie Perkins, *Rod Ricklefs, Trudy Alt, Mean Christiansen, Mary Cowan, Marilyn Deal, Dorene Funk, Emy Lou Garms, Jane Geilenfled, Marilyn Harris, Darlene Heinrlch, Sue Hemmingsen and Marlene Henderson. Pam Hopkins, Lois Hunt, "•Jackie Kinden, Joyce Ludwig, Juanita Meyer, *Maureen 0* Brien, Judy Parrott, Linda Parsons, Dianna Pedersen, Barb Percival, Gayle Phillips, Roxie Rogert, Diane Smith, Ann Wilson, Jane Metzger, Janet Angle, JoEllen Baas and Karen Charles. JUNIORS - Bob Bradford, Gregg Buchanan, Mark Conn, Tom Dailey, Dave Martin, John Reid, Tom Ricklefs, Tom Samp, Dana Snodgress, John Snyder, Mike Stillman, Phil Taylor, Barry Watkins and David Walker. Sally Bay, Jo Cox, Eliana Febles, Sandi Haag, Barb Medin, Sharon Menneke, Sue Moulton, Marjo Pomplun, Shirley Rlngs- dorf, Cheryl Rusk, Linda Sands, Peg Schutter, Sharon Sundet, Carol Teeter, and Judy Thomson. SOPHOMORES - Tom Claude, Chris Conn, *Dennis George, David Gerber, Daryl Johnson, Roger Johnson, Brocke Laws, PaulMc- Bride, Roger Menneke, Don Riedinger, Jim Schutter, Steve Waller, Merlyn Metzger, Darla Carr, Connie Darbyshire, Rebecca Fraser, Sandy Harmes, Bonita Kiilsholm, *Barb Knudsen, VaLora Kueck, Linda Lovstad, Marilyn Paetz, Connie Schultz, Carol Sloniker, Lark Whittemore, Mary Willrett and *Kathy Morz. FRESHMEN - Jeff Allen, Richard Black, John Frederick, Jim Jorgenson, Delmar Mains, Robert Morgan, Dale Pedersen, Gregg Powell, Randal Rledinger, Robert Sigsbee, Dean Teeter, James Voigt, Tim Will and Roger Meyer. Cathy Chrischilles, Virginia Deal, Donna Fisher, Wendy Gardner, Sara Huber, Bev Knudsen, *Debbie Laws, Linda Martin, Phyllis Moulton, Linda Ross, Susan Samp, Judy Scobba, Sharon Wagner, Niki Wegner and Nancy Yungeberg. * Indicates straight A. Fire And Smoke Damage Due To A Spark Bancroft - Fire and smoke damage resulted at the Harry, Farrow home here as the result of a strange incident here this week. Mr, Farrow, 82, had been in the basement working on the fire in the furnace and apparently a spark landed on his coat. When he came upstairs, the spark resulted in flames in an entry way after Mr. Farrow tossed the coat on the floor. Edvald Johnson Dies Thursday SWEA-EAGLE - Edvald G. Johnson, 62, died Thursday morning last week at home of a coronary occlusion. He had been discharged from a hospital Tuesday after two weeks as a pneumonia patient. He had farmed with his brother Albert for 30 years. He was born June 3, 1902 in the Bancroft area. He never married. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters; Albert and Art, Mrs, Elsie Voukon, Austin, Minn., and Ethel Johnson, Moline, 111., and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday at Z p. m. at the Baptist church at Bancroft, with Rev. A, W. Nelson officiating. Gas Company Announces Cut In Consumer Rates North Central Public Service Co. announced yesterday that it will reduce natural gas rates in Algona approximately $20,000.00 annually for the firm gas users, effective for gas consumed after December 27, 1964, as approved recently by the Iowa Commerce Commission. Pat Montag, manager of North Central Public Service Co., stated the reduction is a result of a decrease in the cost of gas from the pipeline partially due to the reduced Federal Income Tax. Tax savings by North Central are also included. The reduction makes the fifth time in as many years that gas rates have been reduced in Algona. Savings for individual customers will average in excess of $10.00 annually for gas used in home heating. Commercial heating customers will save on the average of $30.00 per year. Ice Covers County; Most Schools Close A surge of warm air, spread- Ing over northern Iowa, brought in its wake a drizzling rain and mist, which covered the area with ice, Tuesday and Wednesday. Some snow also fell. As a result, practically all area schools were closed Wednesday, including both the Algona public schools and the parochial system. Icing conditions resulted in a number of falls, the most serious reported having been suffered by Lyle Riedinger, head of the Kossuth soil conservation office here. He fell in front of his home at 1220 East North St. as he left the residence to return to the office, after lunch on Tuesday. Joe Funk, living across the street, saw Mr.Aeid- inger lying unconscious on the walk and went to his aid. He was taken to St. Ann hospital, and later by ambulance to Ro• Chester. He is thought to have suffered a severe concussion. City, state and county road equipmenT r wa§ slfiding and plow-" ing all day Tuesday, in an effort to reduce the ice hazard to a minimum. Algona school buses left early, Tuesday afternoon, in an effort to get all children 1 home before conditions grew worse. Driver reports after the return trips resulted in school cancellations for Wednesday. John Claude, manager of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. here, said that no serious damage had resulted to any of the company lines or poles, and the municipal utilities had the same report for their local transmission lines. - Dozeo^ of area meetings were cancelled, as were Tuesday night basketball games. The Algona high wrestling squad, in Osage for sub-state competition, remained overnight Monday at Osage. Had they not, they would probably never have got back to Osage for the finals in which three locals qualified for state finals. Fortunately, only a few minor skids, but no serious auto accidents were reported. A mishap resulted in a charge of failing to enter an intersection safely against an Algona driver here Tuesday at 10:38 a.m. Charged was Irene E. Waldron, 66, Algona. Her car and one driven by Kenneth J. Roethler, 42, also Algona, collided at the intersection of Thorington and Call streets. Total estimated damage to the vehicles was $45. A slippery hill two miles east and two miles south of Algona resulted in a very minor mishap Tuesday afternoon. Two cars, driven by Mr. and Mrs. Norm Christian, Algona, wound up in the ditch without damage near the crest of a hill. A school bus, driver unidentified, came over the hill and the car driven by Mrs. Christian went into the ditch. Her husband's vehicle slid off the road moments later when he approached the scene. The week's weather: H L P Feb. 4 18 -14 0 Feb. 5 43 14 0 Feb. 6 44 27 0 Feb. 7 23 17 .tr. Feb. 8 30 1 0 Feb. 9 32 23 .4S Feb. 10 — 24 .5R Rural Algona Fire Chases Family Outside A. rural Algona family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Redemske and four children escaped injury early Saturday morning in a fire at their home. The eldest son, Jim, 17, had returned from a basketball game about 1 a.m. and had been in bed about half an hour when he heard a crackling noise and came downstairs to find a fire in the kitchen. The Algona fire department was called and spent about two hours on the scene. Chester Willey, assistant fire chief, said the fire started in a faulty light switch in the kitchen. The fire was confined to the kitchen walls and a part of the ceiling and a part of the bedroom above the kitchen. Willey estimated fire damage at between $1,500 and $2,000. There also was considerable smoke damage. Mr. and Mrs. Redemske and the family are temporarily making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Woltz. Burt. New Ledyard Lumber Co. Is Opened Monday LEDYARD - The new Ledyard Lumber Co, opened for business Feb. 8 in the building formerly occupied by the Rock Island Lumber Co. At the organization meeting of the ten directors and shareholders Saturday, John Kramers- meier was elected president; Leon McCoy, vice president; E. F. Logemann, secretary; and Melvin Logemann, treasurer. Other directors are Irvin Brandt, Harold Herzog, G. V. Kelling, August Klinksiek, Frank Rotterman and Clair Clark. Harold Herzog was named authorized agent for the corporation and hired to manage the yard. Some new stock has already arrived and more is arriving daily. 1931 Grade Band Picture Brought Much Response Bond lime Faili The proposed bond issue for about $700,000 for construction of a new senior high school at Emmetsburg was defeated last week. There were 948 votes for the bond issue and 752 against, for a percentage of 55.82 with 60 percent required to pais. The large picture of the Bryant grade school band which appeared on page one of the UDM last Thursday resulted in a large number of calls to our office - and in some cases visits to the office and home calls by persons interested in identifying the members shown. Among persons offering assistance were Dick Cook, Ted Chris- chilles, Lowell Samp, Dick Post, Ellen Evers, plus two UDM employees who were in the band, Russ Kelley and Don Smith. While identification is not quite complete, it's practically so, with only three members of the 1931 band not known. There are a couple of others who are questionable, Here's the list: Front row, seated, left to right, Bob Deal, unidentified, unidentified, Orval Rakken, Russ Buchanan, Harold Bryan, Wayne Moore, Fern Neuman, Patricia McEnroe, Jean Murtagh and Meredith Richardson. Second row, kneeling, left to right, another Bryan (first name not known), Lowell Samp, Joe Elkins, Bruce Miller, Dick Norton, Don Smith, Ed Gilmore and Jack Chrischilles (?) Standing, left to right, Vincent Isaacson, Maxine Larson, Chuck Morrow, Buster Beguhn, Russ Kelley, Wayne Douglas, Betty Messenger, Gladys Crouch, Maxine Peterson, Wanda Ditsworth, Maxine Robinson, Jean Simmons, Barbara Haggard, Mary Ellen Worster, unidentified, Dewayne Collins, director, and Jane Cretzmeyer. U's been a lot of fun identifying the band, which looks like a real swinging outfit, especially featuring a dozen violins. As we remember, the outfit sounded a little like an amateur Lawrence Welk group, without bubbles,

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