The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 2, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 2, 1965
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Corn-Soybean Clinic Slated Here Mar, 18 Area farmers should mark Thursday, March 18th on their calendar. This is the date set for the big Corn and Soybean Clinic to be held in the V. F. W. hall in Algona, beginning at 9:30 a. m. and lasting through 3:30 in the afternoon. The Corn and Soybean Clinic is sponsored in Algona by the Allis-Chalmers Company, DeKalb Agricultural Association, Amchem Products, Inc., Shell Chemical Company and Farmers Elevator Service Co., and other local area dealers. A lunch at noon will be served to all farmers attending. Admission to the clinic is free. The biggest aim of the clinic will be, among other things, to show farmers how to make an extra $3,000 a year through the proper use of equipment, fertilizers, chemicals and seeds, coupled with proper soil preparation. Kossuth County's Favorite For 100 Yean C. 0. McClellan Rites Friday At LuVerne Clinton 0. McClellan, 76, died suddenly at his home in LuVerne Tuesday evening, from an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 p. m. in the Methodist church at LuVerne, with the Rev. Worthie Usher officiating. Burial was in the LuVerne cemetery. Blake Funeral Home of LuVerne was in charge of arrangements. Mr. McClellan was born at Algona, and was married in 1913 to Clara Genrich at Emmetsburg. He had lived in the Lu- Verne area for most of his life; he and his wife moved into the town of LuVerne after retiring from farming in 1954. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Donald, Detroit, Mich., Glen, Des Moines; Howard, San Diego, Calif; Gerald, LuVerne, and five daughters, Mrs. Lyle Powell, Madelia, Minn., Mrs. Harold Meyer, LuVerne; Mrs. Leonard Wilson, Livermore; Mrs. Gerald Weller, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Eldon Marty, Oxford, Neb. Twenty-four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Jos. Schroeder Rites Are Held At Burt Church Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Burt Presbyterian church for Joseph Herman Schroeder, 85, Burt, who died Feb. 24 at Mercy hospital, Mason City. Rev. Bruce Calbreath officiated and burial was at Burt Township cemetery. Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft was in .charge of arrangements. Mr. Schroeder was born Feb. 15, 1880, in LaSalle county, 111., and grew up and received his education in the rural schools, in Illinois. Jan. 8, 1903, he was married to Harriet Lohrman at Dwight, 111., and they came to Burt where they farmed until they retired to Burt in 1945. She died in 1952. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Cook, Burt, Mrs. Ralph Bartlett, Charles City, Mrs. Ralph Kenning, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Lloyd Priest, Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Calvin Kollasch, Algona; two sons, John, Houston, Tex., and George, Mason City; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Geo. D, Schroeder, Dwight, 111., and three sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Houck, Hector, Minn., Mrs, Pearl Gemmil, Dwight, 111., and Mrs, Ida Watson, Ames. Swea Family At Rites For Granddaughter Mr. and Mrs. Everett Rippentrop and their daughter, Mrs. Homer Henricksen, Ringsted, attended funeral services for their granddaughter, Kelly Diane, infant daughter of the David Ripp- entrops of Newton, Services were Saturday at a funeral home at Ft. Dodge, with burial at Ft, Dodge. The premature child weighed 1 pound, H 3/4 ounces and lived only four hours. &lgona Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffire at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1965 8 Pagps VOL. 100 - NO. 15 Twin Rivers Girls To 2 Theft Cases ice, Wind Storm Batters State Cage Tourney The Twin Rivers girls basketball joined the select "Sweet Sixteen" circle, with a 91 to 84 victory over Alden high, at Clear Lake on Saturday night. As a result of their district tournament victory, the'school representing the Liver more-Bode, - Ottosen area will return for the second straight year to Des Moines, and will meet West Des Moines at 8:30 p. m., Wednesday, March 10. West Des Moines has an undefeated record of 22-0, and is a strong favorite among the 16 finalists. Twin Rivers has a record of 17-4. The crucial game was the semi-final contest, in which Twin Rivers downed Corwith-Wesley, 66 to 50. Lakota, also a semi-finalist in the Clear Lake district, bowed to Alden, but roared back to win the consolation game against Corwith-Wesley, 65 to 47, for third place. Ringsted, only other area team to survive into the district finals, lost to a strong Everly club, 83 to 70, at Spencer, Saturday night, in the finals there. Kristie Erdman, one of the state's outstanding girl players, will key the Twin Rivers squad, and the best wishes of the entire area go with the Humboldt county aggregation. The box score of the semi-final Twin Rivers-Corwith -Wesley game follows: , Theft Loss At Fenton Set at $400 FENTON - At least $400 worth of tools and articles in- chiding a Knipco heater were stolen sometime Monday night from an unlocked garage on the Harold Dreyer farm a mile and a half southeast of Fenton. Dreyer said, "I had been locking the garage every night, but that night I neglected to lock it. The thief just walked in." TWIN RIVERS FG Nlelson 6 Hanklns 0 Kraabel 2 Fld«rllck 0 Erdman 16 Mellarln 0 Myers 0 Selvlg 0 Holmes 0 Johnson 0 TOTALS 24 - (86) FT-A F TP 2-4 0-2 2-3 0-0 12-15 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 18-Z7 18 14 0 e o 44 3 0 0 0 0 CORWITH-WESLEY — (50) FG FT-A F TP Bartak 3 8-12 0 Schulz 6 0-0 6 Nail 2 0-0 0 Fox 8 4-9 5 Leek 0 0-0 6 Kreba 0 0-0 1 Sloan 0 0-0 3 TOTALS 19 12-21 21 14 12 4 20 C 0 0 50 Score by Quartern Twin Rivers . 15 37 52 66 CorwIUi-Wesley 8 13 33 50 Team Records — Twin Riven (16-4); Corwith-Wesley (19-5). Larceny Plea Brings 5 Year Sentence In Court Robert L. Dye, 51, address not known, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary at Ft. Madison Thursday by Judge G. W. Stillman in district court here after a guilty plea to a charge of larceny. The charge was filed after the itinerant farm worker drove off in a 1959 Chevrolet station wagon owned by Melvin Baas of Bode.' The car was taken from the city parking lot on East Call street Jan. 7. Finding the auto in a ditch 3 1/2 miles north of Algona on highway 169, Patrolman Chas. Bird also located Dye at a nearby farm. He was arrested and brought here to face charges. His arrest, and subsequent jailing as a result of the joy ride, marked the second time that day Dye had been in the local jail. He had been released the same morning after serving an OMVI sentence. He had been bound over to district court following a preliminary hearing in Mayor Bill Finn's court on the larceny charge. D. J. Gabrielson, Gowrie, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on a check charge following a preliminary hearing in Justice Delia Welter's court Thursday. Name Council, First Lutheran Bldg. Project Plans for construction of a new house of worship are being made by five committees, totaling 80 persons, at First Lutheran Church, Algona. They are studying a long-term program to project the needs of the church, with a view to build at some future date. The Rev. Robert Lorenz is church pastor, with Richard Moen as vice president of the congregation and Donald Higgs, secretary. Newly elected church council members are Harold Sundet, Miles Sloniker, Ollie Nasby, James Schubee and Vernon Jensen. Dote Changed Kossuth County Community Concert Assn. will present guest artist, Nina Dova, Sunday, Mar. H, at 3 p. m., instead of Mar. 2 On Deon'f list Mary Louise Gales, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Ernest J, Gales, Bode, has merited a place on the Dean's Listjor high scholastic achievement. Miss Gales" is a sophomore at Mount Mercy Algonan Has Surgery After Crash Injury An Algona man, Tom Putney, 41, sustained severe internal injuries and severe bruises when the auto he was driving swerved to the left and crashed into the side of a semi-truck trailer a half-mile south of Algona on highway 169 at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Putney was taken to St. Ann hospital where he underwent surgery twice for his in- teiftfel injuries. According to Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated, several other passengers in the vehicle driven by Mr. Putney, which included his wife, were not injured in the mishap. His condition was reported improved following surgery and he will be charged with OMVI as a result of the crash. Driver of the truck was Larry E. Kirschbaum, 26, Des Moines, and the rig was headed south and the Putney station wagon was headed north when the mishap occurred near the bridge across the Des Moines river south of the city. Three other mishaps were investigated here during the weekend. There were no personal injuries reported. The first occurred at2;04p.m. Thursday when autos driven by Hazel F. Prieskorn, 51, Algona, and Bernie A. Taylor, 61, Burt, collided at the intersection of Garfield and Elm streets. The Algona driver was charged with failing to yield the right-of- way after her car skidded on the ice-packed street, despite the fact she applied her brakes. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $325 by police who investigated. Cars driven by Paul Weder- quist, Sexton, and Amos Meyer, Algona, collided at 5:10 p.m. Friday, with damage estimated at $175 by local police - and that evening a charge of failing to yield the right-of-way was filed Broken Thigh SWEA-EAGLE r Mrs. Gus Larson is hospitalized at Fairmont as the result of a fall on ice. According to reports, the fall was at home, resulting in a broken bone In her thigh. Several days passed before she realized she was seriously hurt. Result In Arrests Here A three year old larceny case, which occurred in Kossuth county on a farm near Buffalo Center, was solved this week when a 44- year old St. Ansgar farmer was apprehended by law officers and jailed at Northwood. The farmer, Earl Leslie Peterson, married and the father of five children, was arrested, jailed and charged at Garner and released on $1,500 bond, then was charged at Mason City, charged and released on $500 bond. Charges in the Kossuth county matter are pending, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who released the following details on the theft. Peterson, using the name James Arthur Larson, bid on three pieces of farm equipment, an endgate seeder, a heat houser and brooder stove, at the sale of John Murra Jan. 3, 1962. The amount bid by Peterson was $200 for the items. In some manner, the equipment was loaded upon his truck and hauled from the sale without being settled for - and while a fairly good description of the man was obtained by witnesses at the sale, no license number and hardly any description of the vehicle gave any help to the sheriff. So the man dropped from sight - until the recent arrest. It is alleged the man also attended sales in Hancock and Cerro Gordo counties and used the same method to otain other machinery and farm equipment. He simply loaded any items on his truck which had been obtained by bid and drove off without settling. His attendance at farm sales resulted in him getting many pieces of equipment until his arrest. Sheriff Lindhorst took Mr. Murra and his son Don to the Peterson farm Wednesday where the Murras found and identified their equipment and it was to have been returned to them before the end of the week. Equipment from other sales in Hancock and Cerro Gordo counties was also found on the place. A more recent theft here, one that occurred Feb. 6, was also solved during the week. On that date, a man's wrist watch was stolen from a bedroom in the Bill Holldorf home at 410 North Jones street. While authorities had a lead on who might have stolen it, the supposed thief could not be found until the sheriff at Spencer, working on information from Lindhorst, arrested Gary Shatto, 19, Spencer, during the week. Lindhorst returned Shatto to Algona and he was charged with larceny in the day time in Justice Delia Welter's court Friday morning. He was bound over to district court, bond set at $1,000 and not furnished. The youth had visited the Holldorf residence on the day in question. The watch was found, but not in the possession of the alleged thief, and has been returned here. Cases similar to the Peterson matter are not easily solved and usually are solved through the cooperation of various law enforcement groups. Several sheriff's offices and the State Bureau of Investigation teamed up to bring about his arrest. Cafe Operators Will Sponsor Benefit Coffee Harold Van Allen of Van's Cafe, Algona, has been appointed official County Chairman for Kossuth County to coordinate local planning for "Coffee Day", Friday, March 5th, according to an announcement made today by Lester Davis and Harold Middleton, Area Chairmen for the Iowa Restaurant Association. Participating restaurants wilf spark this community activity by serving "Coffee on the House", Friday, March 5th. Patrons will be invited to "drink a cup and help fill up" special containers provided to collect funds for Iowa's mentally retarded children. North Iowa Area Monday George Cink, Retired Wesley Farmer, Dies George Cink, 84, Wesley retired farmer, died at St. Ann hospital, Algona, Wednesday morning, Feb. 24. A solemn requiem high mass was held for Mr. Cink in St Joseph's Catholic church at Wesley at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with Fr. R. W. Phillips, celebrant, Fr. Nicholas Ruba, deacon, Fr. H. V. Weimer, sub-deacon, and Fr. Edward Mason, master of ceremonies. Burial followed at the church cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were six grandsons, Charles Wingert, Duane and David Cink, Larry, and Harold Grandgenett. Mr. Cink, son of Joseph and Mary Fencil Cink, was born April 23,1880 in Sanders county, Nebraska. He was married to Anna Ciha at Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 16, 1906 and they farmed in the Wesley area prior to retirement. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Martha (Mrs. Anthony Grandgenett), Algona, and Helen (Mrs. Louis Wingert), Buffalo Center; two sons, Louis Cink, Wesley, and Ed Cink, Woden; 24 grandchildren; 33 great- grandchildren; and a brother, Frank Cink, Algona. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Senator Murray At Desk Above is Senator Don Murray of Bancroft, at his desk in the Iowa upper chamber, keeping abreast of events as seen through the eyes of the editors of the Iowa Taxpayer magazine. Senator Murray represents Kossuth and Humboldt counties in the 61st General Assembly. A Democrat, he's a member of the Senate's committees on Ways and Means, Commerce and is ranking member of Agriculture. (Iowa Press Ass'n. Photo) Casey "At The Bat" FARM BALE CALENDAR Upper Dei Molnci 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 in last issue. MARCH 6, SATURDAY GERALD GIRRES sale, at farm located 2 1/2 miles east of Bode, on hy. 222. Machinery and 30 P. B. Hampshire gilts. Sale details today. Andersen & Kleve, auctioneers; Bode State Bank, clerk. Details in last issue. MARCH 8, MONDAY - J. H. & ARMELLA O'BRIEN sale, 2 1/2 No. Estherville. 118 cattle, machinery, etc. Burns, Clark & Clark, auctioneers. Emmet County Bankj Esther ville^ clerk. Full details in U.D.M. March 9, Tuesday - John N. Kollasch Estate sale, 1 north of jet. of UJ3. 18 and 44 at Whittemore, and 1/2 east Details in this issue. L. E> Linnan, executor. Dale Yungeberg, auctioneer. Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, clerk. Representative Casey Loss, right, of Algona talks over a legislative problem with Speaker of the House Vincent Steffen. Repr. Loss is a veteran of many legislative battles, his current term being his ninth. He holds two of the top spots in the House; chairman of Appropriations and Ranking Member of the committee on Ways and Means. Check Hit-Run Close Call Vjiittemore, cienc. „,__ __ • 4* *% I Corw~MThriai At West Bend On Sunday For Early Algona Resident Funeral services for a former Algona resident, Mrs, Bessie Wermerson, 82, Miller, S. D., were held Sunday at 2 p. m, at the McCullough Funeral Home, Algona. The Rev, Mr. Stark, Garner officiated and burial was in the cemetery at Corwith, Mrs. Wermerson, who had been living at a rest home in Miller, died Wednesday night. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a. m. in the Methodist church at Miller,^vhere she had resiOed Her husband, a farmer at Britt and LuVerne and later a cattleman at Miller, preceded her in death. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Garland Dennis and Kenneth, both of Miller, S. D., four grandchildren; two brothers and one sister, Harvey Steven of Algona, Roy Steven of Emmetsburg and Mrs, Harry Merriam of Garner. A freak hit-and-run accident at West Bend at 8:15 p.m. Sunday nearly had disastrous re suits for Lee McQuown of that town. Fortunately, however, he managed to escape injury. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who was called to the scene to locate the car that left the scene, here's what happened: Ben Bruhns, West Bend, was sitting in his 1965 Plymouth, which was parked just off highway 44 at Traub's service station, talking with McQuown. McQuown was standing beside the Bruhns auto, with the door partially open when an auto owned by Richard L. Ban wart, West Bend, sideswiped the Bruhns car - on the side where McQuown was standing. The 1958 Olds owned by Banwart hit the open door and barely missed McQuown, who flattened himself against the Bruhns car to get out of the way. Immediately following the mishap, Bruhns and McQuown attempted to follow the Banwart car and find out who was driving. They gave up the chase when the hit-and-run driver got out of sight, and called the sheriff. Lindhorst went to West Bend and began a search for the auto in question. He spotted a car with its right headlight out and through comparison of dents, etc. found it to be the one involved. Pending further investigation of the mishap, no charges have been filed in the matter. Hobarton OK's Elevator Merge By a vote of 156 to 16, members of the Hobarton Elevator voted last week to merge with the Whittemore Co-op Elevator. Eligible voters total 260. On Feb. 9, members of the Whittemore Co-op had voted 127 to 29 for the merger, which is scheduled for March 31. Manager of the Hobarton Elevator is Dale Cole of Algona, while that at Whittemore is Larry Twedt. March Blast Closes Schools In A Hurry March came in like a lion here during the wee hours Monday bringing to an end, at least temporarily, any thoughts Kossuth residents might have had about an early spring. Driving, freezing rain, sleet and snow moved in after a couple of days of very moderate readings which reduced the area's snow cover and created huge puddles and streams every where. Winds, ranging from 30 to 50 miles per hour were reported and many schools throughout the area were again closed, marking the third day In about 2 1/2 weeks students got a free day. There were no immediate reports of severe damage from the storm, but tree limbs were knocked down by the wind and ice and streets, highways and sidewalks became treacherous again. Monday's storm, which was still going on during the day, brought a severe dip in temperatures, following a very warm Saturday and Sunday. State, county and city equipment got to work right away in an attempt to make driving safer with applications of sand at vital areas. Light amounts of snow began to fall Monday morning - and visibility dropped to near zero when high winds whipped it around. According to the highway patrol, driving conditions were terrible. Four-fifths of an inch of rain pelted the area late Sunday afternoon and night - and a low of 24 degrees Monday was followed by a dip to 16 degrees before mid-morning. All in all, the area became a mess, weather-wise! Here are the readings: H L R Feb. €5 21 -4 Feb. 26 27 0 Feb. 27 46 11 Feb. 28 44 34 Mar. 1 - 24 .80 The Des Moines river, which nearly surrounds Algona, went out of its banks - and south of town, ice forced the river over highway 169 Monday. It marked one of the earliest floor situations in history here. Burt Osteopath Fined $1500 On Drug Counts Entering please of guilty to three counts of selling misbranded drugs, Bahne K. Bahnson, Burt osteopath, was fined $500 on each count before Judge G. W. Stillman in district court here Thursday. Charges in the matter had been pending since the grand jury returned indictments Dec. 11. The original indictments in the matters were the result of purchases claimed to have been made by Harold Leep, drug inspector for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Feb. 7 and 21 and March 6, 1964. Bahnson was bound over to district court earlier following a preliminary hearing in Justice Milton Norton's court. Leep, two other agents and an informer teamed to obtain morphine tablets, etc. from Bahnson during investigation of the matter - and the charges came due to mislabeling of the products. Republican Fund Raising Dinner Kossuth. County Republicans will hold a fund-raising dinner on Tuesday evening, March 2, at the Algona Country Club, with everyone invited to attend. Sen. Kenneth Rigler, State Senate minority leader, will b« the featured speaker. He will discuss legislation ,

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