The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 27, 1965 · Page 1
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Simon Elbert, Ex-Whittemore Mayor, Passes WfflTTEMORE - Funeral services for Simon Elbert, 78, longtime resident here, were held Friday at 10 a. m. in St. Michael's Catholic church with Rev. Philip Dailey officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery with the Hyink Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were his six nephews: Frank Elbert, Irvin Elbert, Donald Elbert, S. John Elbert, Marvin Kollasch and Arthur Kollasch. Mr. Elbert was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Elbert Sr., and was born Nov. 12, 1886 at Flanagan, 111. He was the last member of the family. He came to Iowa in 1894 with his parents at the age of 8 years and grew to manhood on the home farm six miles north of Whittemore. On Oct. 12, 1910 he was united in marriage in St. Michael'sCatho- lic church by the late Rev. Father Dullard. Mr. and Mrs. Elbert were blessed with a family of three boys and three girls, Leonard, Gerald and Edmund, Mrs. Frances (Coletta)Mullin, Whittemore, Mrs. Patrick (Luella) Murphy, Algona, and Mrs. Ray (Alma) Abbas, Davenport, and 27 grandchildren. Mrs. Elbertpre- ceded her husband in death last September. Seven brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Elbert farmed the home farm north of Whittemore, and in 1915 they purchased a farm one mile west of here, from which they reUred in 1947 and moved to their home in Whittemore. He served in many civic capacities over the years. He was trustee of Fern Valley township in Palo Alto, served on the elevator board, school and election boards and was mayor of Whittemore for several years. He was presently a director of St. Michael's parish and president of the Holy Name Society. He was a friend of everyone, young and old alike, and by whom he will be greaUy missed. Whittemore business places closed for one hour during funeral services. Mr. Elbert died at St. Ann hospital, Tuesday, April 20, where he had been a patient for several days. He had been in poor health for several months. New Committees Of United Fund Are Selected At a meeting of United Fund officers at an organization meeting, April 22, the following committee assignments were made. Budget committee - John Claude, chairman, Mrs. Lois Allen, Mrs. Genevon Taylor, Joe Pomplun and Delia Welter. Campaign committee - John Gant, chairman, Les Riter, Mrs. Sharon Cowan, Mrs. Bertha Sundet, Elgin Allen, I. G. Miller, Mrs. Thelma Tschetter, Jack Chrischilles and Mrs. Kevin Nash. Publicity committee - Clair Blossom, chairman, Mrs. Pearl Moore. J. R. Kolp is president of the Algona United Fund. We wen, 14-12, last Thursday - Clear and Rightside Up I a Upper jftoine* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ns second class matter at the postofhre at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of ConRress of March 3, 187D. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1965 8 Pages VOL. 100 - NO. 31 Home EC Girls Visit Home Show John Schipull Rites Monday At Corwith Funeral services for John F. Schipull, 69, a brother of Albert Schipull of LuVerne, were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the « Goldfield Methodist church. Masonic services were held the preceding evening, with American Legion commital rites in Glenwood cemetery. Mr. Schipull had lived his entire life in the Goldfield area, retiring from the farm in 1950. His widow, three sons, four brothers and two sisters survive. Win Awards Two Algona freshmen, Randy Riedinger and Greg Powell, won firsts in the general crafts division and open and woods division, respectively, at the Iowa Industrial Arts Fair at Cedar Falls Saturday. G.qo, Allen Elected George Allen, general manager of station KLGA, Algona, was named as the new president of the Iowa Town and Country Broadcasters at a meeting held last week at Iowa Falls. Don Treu of Webster City was named vice president and John Talbott of Waverly,secretary-treasurer. AHS Girl Student Council President With more exhibitors on hand than ever before in history here, the Algona Home Show was kicked off at 10 a. m. Friday when high school home economics students from around the area became the first visitors. The show was held for the first time in the floral hall at the fairgrounds, after the National Guard armory had been the site for several years. Perhaps 200-300 high school girls attended the pre-show open- Ing. Doors were opened to the general public at 2 p. m. the same day and the show ran through Sunday, with large crowds in attendance. The six photos above were snapped Friday morning, and give an example of the interest shown by visitors. At the top left, Joe Pomplun, S & L store manager, is checking on the price of drapes for several interested patrons, while at top right, a group df girls visit the North Central Pub. Serv. Co. booth where piggy banks and whistles proved a big hit I In the center, left, Tom Rich, show chairman and owner of Tom's Radio and TV, goes over the latest in record albums as visitors listen to sweet stereo music, and center, right, a group of Garrigan girls and their instructor chat during a pause along the way. At the bottom, left, Steve Ostrum, back to camera, from Bjustrom's is busy handing out yardsticks and answering questions, while at the right, Gene Heimer of North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. is demonstrating a stereo outfit to still another group of students. A total of 26 local businesses had booths and displays at the show. (UDM Polaroid Photos) Change Meeting The annual spring meeting of St. Ann Auxiliary has been postponed from April 27 and will take place May 4 at Algona Country Club, with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Featured speaker will be James McMahon, who will talk on his experiences with the FBI. Election of officers will be held. Co-chairmen of the event are Mrs. John Dole and Mrs. Elmer Walter. Sue Moulton, shown at the left in the front row above, a junior at Algona high school, was elected president of the North Central District of Student Councils during the organization's convention here April 20. James Andersen, shown at the left in the second row, guidance counsellor at AHS, was re-elected advisor for the group. A total of 215 delegates attended., representing 40 high schools. Other officers elected were, front row, left to right, Bill Gilbert, Iowa Falls, vice president, Tom Shives, Newton, David McGinn, Mason City Newman, treasurer, and Kathy Heinze, Ft. Dodge, secretary; and back row, left to right, Tom Finn, Belmond, district cabinet, Doug Thompson, Belmond, state cabinet, Rick Ivonavitch, Mason City, district cabinet, and Sid Bowen, Mason City, state cabinet. Shives was featured speaker at one of the sessions. He is state president. Lifelong Fenton Man Is Victim Of Cancer FENTON - William H. Jentz, 64, of Fenton, died Friday afternoon of cancer at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. He had been ill about four years. Jentz was born October 5,1900 at Fenton. After attending Fenton schools, he married Jessie Norland in Fenton. They farmed near there for his entire life. Survivors include his wife and two children, William Jentz, Jr. of Fenton and Mrs. Keith (Janice) Bare, Emmetsburg. There are also two brothers surviving, Walter and Fred, both of Fenton. One brother, George preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at St. John's Lutheran church, Fenton, with Rev. Rex Spicer officiating and burial following in the church cemetery. Family services were held at the church at 11 a. m. Monday. Thomas Funeral Chapel of Fenton was in charge of the arrangements. Lions At Burt Fete Students For Activities BURT - About 125 students, parents and friends heard Rev. George Meyer, pastor of three parishes in southern Iowa, speak on "Winning The Game Of Life" at the annual Lions Club Activities Banquet here Monday night. Also on the program was a young ventriloquist, Beverly Meyer of Sac City. A 7 p. m. banquet preceded the program, which was emceed by Richard Burmeister, supt. of schools. Band Mothers served the dinner. Many awards were presented to junior and senior high students by Al Kloppen, football, track and baseball coach, Larry Coney, basketball coachandMrs. Larry Coney, music instructor. Guard Inspection The annual general inspection will take place at the national guard armory April 29. Lt. Col. Charles Elslander will be general inspector. The evening sessions, including drills, will start at 7:30 p.m. All members of the Guard are required to be present. Algona Jet Pilot Is Lost In Night Flight Steve Kenefick Victim Of Air Explosion Algonans were shocked Saturday evening after news was received by Dr. and Mrs. J. N. Kenefick that their son, Lt. Steve Kenefick, 29, was missing at sea after his F-8 Crusader jet fighter failed to return to the carrier U. S. S. Forrestal during a training mission Friday night. Lt. Kenefick, his wife Mary and their two small daughters, Katie, 5, and Stephanie, 4, were residents of Jacksonville, Fla. and he was attached to Fighter Squadron 174 at Cecil Field there. The Forrestal was cruising off the Virginia Capes when Lt. Kenefick's jet failed to return. Details of Lt. Kenefick's disappearance at the present time are sketchy, but a call from Michael Kenefick, a brother of the Lt., who lives at Ft. Lauderdale, to his parents here, did provide some information. Lt. Kenefick was the firstpilot to take off from the Forrestal as the night exercise got underway. His take-off was perfect, but when his jet was about five miles from the ship, he radioed that he was having trouble with the engine. Shortly after the radio message, Forrestal crewmen reportedly saw a flash of light, which may or may not have been Lt. Kenefick's plane. An immediate search of the area was begun, but no trace of the craft or pilot was found. Word was received here Sunday that the search of the area had been .called off. Dr. and Mrs. Kenefick recently returned from a visit with Lt. Kenefick and his family in Florida as Steve was to leave in the near future on a cruise into the Mediterranean area. A Navy Chaplain called the Keneficks here Saturday morning and told them their son was missing, and a telegram, bearing the same sad news arrived Saturday afternoon. No memorial services for the Lt. have been set. Terence Stephen Kenefick was a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy here and during high school T. Trunnelle, Wesley, Dies; Rites Are Held Theodore W. Trunnelle, 63, well-known Wesley farmer, died of a heart condition at his home Thursday noon. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic church at Wesley, with Fr. R. W. Phillips officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery, Algona, and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were David Klein, Ray Otis, John Kain, George Kain, Andrew Cosgrove and Dean Sparks. Born at Toulon, 111. Dec. 25, 1901,. he was a son of Charles and Nellie Moukgon Trunnelle. He came to Kossuth county in 1918 and was married to Mildred Carroll at West Bend Nov. 23, 1925. He had farmed in the Wesley area for many years. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Rosalie (Mrs. Charles Bonavia), Wesley, Patricia (Mrs. Lewis Gilbride), Algona, and Mary (Mrs. Art Kahler), Burt; two sons, Ted. R. Trunnelle, Wesley, and Capt. Charles D. Trunnelle, Bangor, Maine; four sisters, Catherine (Mrs. Earl Wertz), Graymound, 111., Mary (Mrs. James Collins), Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Margaret Burreson and Mrs. Ruth Whippie, Chicago; two brothers, Frank Trunnell, Yakima, Wash., and George Trunnell, California; and eight grandchildren. Algona Farm Hand Held On Stolen Car Charge Charges against a rural Algona mm, caught driving a stolen car after a high-speed chase Friday night at Fort Dodge were continued in Police Court there to Monday to give him an opportunity to consult an attorney. At the same time, Police Judge Herbert Bennett sentenced the man, Merle Edward Kirby, 25, RFD 1, Algona, to 30 days in the county jail on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while his license was under suspension. Kirby is a parolee and had been employed as a farm hand near Algona for several months, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst said. Kirby was charged with the theft of a late model car owned by James M. Awn. He reported the car missing to police and shortly after state trooper Dale Field, Fort Dodge, radioed police he was chasing Kirby south on 169 toward the junction of 169 and 5. Field stopped Kirby just north of the junction, and brought him to Fort Dodge, where he was held overnight for police court. LT. STEVE KENEFICK days was a star basketball and baseball player. He attended Notre Dame University one year, then completed his college education at Iowa State University, Ames, where he received his degree in geology. He entered the Navy following graduation and was married to the former Mary Brown of Des Moines. Dr. and Mrs. Kenefick have three other children, Anne and Tom at home, and Michael at Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. Kenefick himself served in the navy in World War II, leaving service as a commander in the medical corps. LuVerne Seniors Visited Chicago LuVerne Senior Class with Supt. and Mrs. L. B. Shelton and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dudley as chaperones spent the weekend in Chicago. The group left Lu- Verne Thursday evening and returned Sunday night. They stayed at the Conrad Hilton and spent the time touring Mrs. Bellinger Rites Today At Fenton FENTON - Mrs. Kate Bollinger, 91, of Fenton died Friday afternoon at the Maple Leaf Rest Home in Burt, where she had resided for the last two and one half years. Mrs. Bellinger was born Kate M. Brass in Pekin, Illinois on August 17, 1873, and married John Bellinger in Fenton Township in 1890. He is now deceased. Survivors include five sons, George, Kenneth, Allen and Harvey of the Fenton area, and Clair of Lone Rock; and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Weisbrod of Fenton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Fenton Methodist church, with Rev. R.D. Eldridge officiating, and burial following in the church cemetery. Family services will be held at the church at 1:45Tuesday afternoon. Thomas Funeral Chapel of Fenton is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be Lloyd, John, Marvin, Keith, Wayne, Norman, Dale and Willis Bellinger, all grandsons of Mrs. Bellinger. Lions Minstrel Show The Livermore Lions Club will present their minstrel show, Friday and Saturday evening, April 30 and May 1, in the Livermore gymnasium. The committee in charge of staging the show includes Ellsworth Bennet, Virgil Smith and Rev. Wm. Stock, ceeds from the show will be used to purchase eyeglasses Wins Stereo At Home Show The name of Mary Besch, 12, seventh grade student at St. Michael's school at Whittemore, was drawn by Francie Zeigler at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Algona Home Show, and the young Whittemore miss is shown above standing beside her prize, a console stereo. She said afterward that she had a modest record collection, but would save money in the future to purchase more records to play on the set. Miss Besch is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Besch, Whittemore. Bill Steele, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, stated Sunday after the 3-day show closed that no figures were available yet on attendance, but that Saturday's turn-out was the largest in history and it was thought the total for the show would be near the all-Urns high. Winners of transistor radios the three days were Lawrence Riedel and Virginia Krebsbach, Algona, and Eva Wiegert, Thompson. (UDM Polaroid Photo)

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