The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 4, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 4, 1965
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Heart Drive is Successful; Double 1964 The Heart Fund Campaign in Kossuth county is the best ever conducted in the county, according to Mrs. Marcella Chapman of Mason City, division director. Mrs. Don Mitchell, Burt, county chairman, reports that to date a total of $3,830 has been collected, compared with $2,008.16 a year ago. Only one township has. not yet reported, Lincoln. Since Algona is a member of the United Fund, no door-to-door campaign was conducted here. However, through the Soroptom- ist Club some persons were contacted, with a total of $248 being collected, according to Mrs. O. L. Nasby, chairman of that project. Other towns reporting include Bancroft, Mrs. William Karels, $175.74; Burt, Mrs. James Fries, $160; Fenton, Mrs. Gus Krause, $92.95; Irvington, Mrs. Eugene Lemkee, $21; Lakota, Pearl M. Smith $152.30; Ledyard, Mrs.E. A. Carpenter, $85.50; Lone Rock, Angus Cotton, $67; LuVerne, Allen Blake, $168.20; Swea City, Mrs. Dennis Mittag, $292.53; Titonka; Mrs. BeaGarrett,$103; Wesley, Mrs. Clifford Anfinson, $111.38; and Whittemore, Mrs. George Maahs, $165.40. The townships were all covered, with the exception of Garfield. The reports include Buffalo, Mrs. Ted DeBoer, $113; . Burt, Mrs. Art Person, $81; Cresco, Mrs. Douglas Wildin, $87.85; Eagle, Mrs. Walter Gor- aczkowski, $64; Fenton, Mrs. Clair Bellinger, $109; German, Mrs. Henry Plalser, $27.50; Grant, Mrs. Robert Brlggs and Mrs. W. L. Reynolds, $61; Greenwood, Mrs. Maurice P. Bernhard, $131.50; Harrison, Mrs. William Mahler, Jr., $76; Hebron, Mrs. Edwin Naumann, $18; Irvington, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lemkee, $62.80; Ledyard, Mrs. Howard Klinksiek; $62.50; Lotts Creek, Mrs. Will Lauck, $110; LuVerne, Mrs. Joel Reding, $43.50; Plum Creek, Mrs. Fern Young, $61.92; Portland, Mrs. Russell Parsons, $86.45; Prairie, Mrs. Thomas Lickteig, $61. 50; Ramsey, Mrs. Elmer Paulson, $37; Riverdale, Mrs. Eugene Lemkee, $67.50; Seneca, Mrs. Everett Witham, $87.50; Sherman, Mr. John Blumer, $98.50; Springfield, Mrs. Irvin Brandt, $57.50; Swea, Mrs.Her- man Askeland, $104.50; Union; Mrs. Daniel Fisher, $82.75; Wesley, Mrs. Dale Struthers, $37; and Whittemore, Mrs. Joe Loebach, $32.50. Secretary of the Heart Fund campaign has been Mrs. Dorothy Campney of Burt; treasurer, F. L. (Roy) McMahon. Assisting in securing chairmen and working on the drive were Walter O'Green of Swea City, Angus Cotton and John Blumer of Lu- Verne. Those who were not contacted may take or mail their contributions to Roy McMahon at the Iowa. State Bank. These contributions will be used to support programs of heart research. There will be a meeting of the North Central District at Hampton May 6. Burt Well Costs Rise $1,300 BURT — Burt Town Council met Wednesday night with delegates of the Thorpe Well Company of Des Moines to discuss added costs for completing construction of a new well now being drilled: Councilmen learned that because of unforseen circumstances there will be an additional expense-of $1,300 incurred. The well had been expected to cost in excess of $10,000, The added expense arises because the casing pipe used in drilling must be left in the well, rather than extracted as originally planned. This is because the workers ran through about 50 feet of sand in drilling and it could cause a cave-in if the casing pipes were removed. Although it is an added expense, it will make for a much better well, according to G.H. McMullen, town clerk. The type of pump to be purchased for the new well was discussed at some length, but nothing definite was decided. The type cannot be determined until a definite good water level is reached and the amount of water that will be pumped is known. However, the delay in ordering the pump will pose no further problems, McMullen says, as a pump can be obtained within a 24-hour period. Algeria ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered HS Second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. a, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1965 12 Pagti - 2 Section! VOL 100 - NO. 33 Girl, 23, Dies; County's First Severin Opheim 2 Cars Stolen; Juvenile i- rr« •- . i.. _• • ** Of Whittemore Faces Charorn nf Thofl Traffic Fatality This Year 150 At Annual Meeting, Ballot Historical Unit With about 150 present, the annual meeting of the Kossuth County Historical Society was held Sunday in the Burt high school. At the annual business meeting, C. R. Schoby was reelected president, Hugh Black was named . vice president, Mrs. Millie Slagle, secretary, and Roy McMahon, treasurer. Directors were named from all sections of the county as follows: Algona - L. E. Linnan, Mrs. Wayne Keith, Helen Hutchison, Stewart McFadden, Fred Plumb, Lyle Steele, Mrs. Arthur Benschoter, Dr. Ray Potter and Roscoe Mawdsley. Bancroft - C. C. Inman. Burt - Mrs. Lance Reibhoff, Mrs. C. M. Gross, Mrs. Lee Pratt and John B. Wilson. Fenton - Mrs. Henry Looft. Lakota - Mrs. Gertrude Gutknecht. 1,-one Rock - Angus Cotton, Evere'ft Hanna and Harlan Blanchard. LuVerne - James Mallory. Swea City - Harold Jones and Harold Fischer. Titonka - W. A. Schram, Florence Reynolds, Lester Eden and Louis Oesterreicher. Whittemore - Henry Schultz. The program was in charge of Mrs. Ray McWhorter, Mrs. Lee Pratt and Mrs. Friedolph Soderberg, all of Burt, and includes selections by the Burt school musicians and anecdotes from old timers in the county area. A social hour concluded the afternoon. New Pastor At Titonka Church Is Announced Rev. Don Salberg, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church at Titonka since June of 1962, delivered his final sermon there Sunday, and was leaving today for a new pastorate at Scotland, S.D. Rev, David Ide has accepted a call as a replacement, but will not be installed until next August, He is attending a special Lutheran school in Minneapolis from June 1 to August 20, He is a graduate of St. Ansgar high, St. Olaf College, and will graduate from Wartburg Semlnary,May 26, Naturalized Two area residents were among 17 from north Iowa who received their naturalization papers at the Federal building at Ft. Dodge Wednesday, April 28. They were Helena Schultz, Algona, and Inge Elisabeth Strayer, Burt. Kossuth's first auto fatality of 1965 came as a result of injuries received by Coleen Wiltse, 23, Blue Earth, when the auto shown here went out of control and rolled over on highway 9 north of Bancroft late Wednesday night, April 28. Miss Wiltse died several hours later in a Mason City hospital. She was a passenger in the car which was driven by Roberta Roscoe, 19, also of Blue Earth, when it crashed. Miss Roscoe was hospitalized at Buffalo Center with minor injuries and released Friday. The car was considered a total wreck by authorities who investigated. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Photo) •' A 23-year old Blue Earth woman, Coleen Marie Wiltse, became Kossuth county's first auto fatality of 1965 when she died of injuries received in a single car accident six miles north and one- half mile east of Bancroft on highway 9 at 11:50 p. m. Wednesday, April 28. Miss Wiltse succumbed to multiple injuries at a Mason City hospital, where she was rushed following the mishap, about 5:30 a. m. Thursday, Driver of the vehicle was Roberta Lynn Roscoe, 19, also of Blue Earth. She sustained what were termed minor injuries, was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital and released late Friday. Miss Wiltse was also taken first to Buffalo Center, then transferred to Mason City about 2:30 a. m. Friday. A car owned by Scot Jagerson, Frost, Minn., was being driven by Miss Roscoe at the time of the tragedy. The auto, a 1957 Buick, was headed east when the driver apparently lost control, went off the highway on to the south shoulder, traveled about a block, then slanted back across the highway and came to rest on the pavement, another block east on the north side of the road. The passenger, Miss Wiltse, was thrown from the vehicle almost a half-block before the totally-wrecked auto came to rest on its top, and was found lying on the pavement. According to reports, the girls had been in Algona, where a sister of the dead young woman, Mrs. Merrill Walker, lives. They were apparently on their way home at the time of the crash, which occurred on a slightly curved stretch of highway 9. Investigating officers were Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Patrolman Charles Bird and Policeman Ernie Hutchison. Bird stated the day after the mishap that the investigation was being continued. Miss Wiltse was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Wiltse, Blue Earth. She was born there April 12, 1942 and graduated from high school there in 1962 and was employed at a cafe at Blue Earth at the time of her death. ^_ n Heidecker Farm Sale, Wednesday The Eldon Heidecker Estate will ho]rt a closing out farm sale Wednesday morning, May 5, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the farm, 3 miles north and 2 3/4 miles east of Swea City. Details will be found on the classified page, Farmers Trust & Savings, Lakota, is clerk, and Qulnn, Clark & Clark are auctioneers. Set Up Blood Donor Clinic Here May 5 In an attempt to improve the membership list of St. Ann hospital volunteer blood donors, the Hagg-Turner American Legion post here will sponsor a blood clinic this Wednesday, May 5, beginning at 6:30 p. m. at the Legion hall. Coffee and cookies will be served to all who stop at the hall to have their blood typed for future reference - and it will take just a few moments for the typing to be completed. It is the hope of Dr. Joseph M. Rooney, president of the staff at the local hospital, that residents from all over Kossuth county will cooperate and have their blood typed at this time. The volunteer blood donor system at St. Ann is used when a patient needs a transfusion. Relatives and friends utilize the list of donors in soliciting for blood - and in an emergency, such a list is an absolute necessity. Additional donors have been added to the list during a recent drive, but more are needed. Costs of blood typing have been underwritten by the local Rotary Club and other organizations have promised help if needed. Men and women of ages 21 to 59 will be accepted to become volunteer blood donors. Council Sells Alleys During Meeting Here The city council met here Wednesday night, April 28, and handled a variety of items prior to adjournment. The sanitation committee was asked to study the city dump and the way it is being used, and the council also decided to ask the Northwestern Railway to clean up the area surrounding its tracks through the city. Sale of alleys in the west part of town, asked for and advertised earlier, was made to Ben Wibben and Glen Rike for $100 and a liquor license was granted to Tall Paul's Tavern. The quarterly report of Algona Municipal Utilities was read Honor Roll Of Past 5 Weeks For LuVerne Four LuVerne students placed on the "A" Honor Roll for the past five weeks school period. Principal Howard H. Smith has announced. Their average is based on four or more "A" marks. They are Dawn Lindebak and Elaine Schnakenberg, Juniors; Rita Patterson, sophomore; and Coleen Johns, freshman, (5). On the "B" Honor Roll with four marks of "B" or better are; Seniors - Suzanne Blake, Nancy Brink, Suzanne Dudley, Kris Hanselman, Daryl Jagels (5), David Naffziger, Linda Nelson and Clara Schnakenberg (5). Sophomores - Rex Bristow, Ricky Hershbergen, Luana Leek, Cynthia Rugg, Bart Selby, Gerald Sill (5), Tom Steil (5), Daryl Trauger (5)andPaulTrauger(5). Juniors - Linda Rugg and Earl Will. Freshmen - Jean Casey, Laurie Coyle, Mary Cronk, Gary Ernst (5), Bob Fett (5), Mary Hjelmeland, Henry Schnaken- bert (5). Soles Of New Vehicles Hits 28, Post Week Chevrolet - Kathryn M.Soren- son, Algona; R. H. Garms, Algona; Leo or Eleanor Hanig, Corwith; H. R. Lewis, Lakota; Natl. By-Products, Inc., Algona, pickup; M. E. Bahling, Burt; 0. E. or Lucille Guinn, Armstrong; A. L. or Lucille Kloppen, Burt; Gilbert or Mabel Hargreaves, LuVerne. Ford - A. C. Holt, Algona; John Asche, Titonka; E. J. Hutchinson, Bancro f »; Thoreson Bros., Swea City. Pontiac - L. A. Hinckley, Burt; A. J. or Martha Grandgenett, Algona; KLGA, Inc., Algona. Plymouth - H. G. Trauger, Lu- Verne; N. R. Buenger, West Bend; R. E. Mittag, Algona. IHC - Tri-County Coop. Drying, Whittemore. CMC - L. W. or Esther Wood, Whittemore. Dodge - D. E. Klepper, West Bend; M. C. Hersch, Titonka; Merle or Myrna Teeter, Algona. Chrysler - L. A. Hudson, Algona; V. M. Parsons, Algona; Ray or Darlene Peterson, Fenton. Olds - H. D. or Linda B. Clapsaddle, Algona. WHITTEMORE - Funeral services for Severin Opheim, 78, long-time Lotts Creek township farmer, were held Saturday at 2 p. m. in Iminanuel Lutheran church at Lotts Creek, with Rev. A. E. Vehling officiating. McCullough Funeral Chapel of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Eastlawn Memorial Gardens at Algona. Pallbearers were Mervin Lauck, Rudy Derninghaus, Noah Reisner, Arthur Rusch, Nick Gengler and Garbrant Wibben. Severin Opheim, son of Barney Opheim and Clara Kinseth, was born Jan. 24, 1887 in Humboldt county. He grew to manhood on a farm in the vicinity of Bode and March 4, 1924, he was united in marriage with Martha Bierstedt in Algona by Rev. H. J. Dubbe. Mr. and Mrs. Opheim had six children, Glenn of Cylinder, Stanley and Harold of Whittemore, Mrs. Robert (Maxine) Cunningham of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Orie (Irene) Peterson, Algona, and Mrs. Robert (Eunice) Traub of Niceville, Fla. His wife, 16 grandchildren, two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Anna Thoelke of Ames and Mrs. Cora Carlson of Humboldt, mourn his death. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Opheim established their farm four miles north and two miles east of Whittemore, where they resided until April 26 when he entered Palo Alto Memorial -hospital in Emmetsburg, following a lingering illness of diabetes and other complications. He died there Wednesday evening. Fred Habeger, Burl Farmer, Dies Suddenly Burt - Fred Albert Habeger, 62, died suddenly at his farm home, just south of Burt on U.S. 160, about 11 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Mr. Habeger, one of the most widely known farmers of the area, had had no previous illness and had begun spring work. He retired several hours before the- attack, but decided to get up and listen to the radio weather news, which he did, then had a snack and went back to bed. He complained of a pain and suddenly thereafter was fatally stricken. Mr. Habeger was born March 12, 1903, at West Bend, was educated in the school there, and on Sept. 7, 1927, married Charlotte Bond at Bancroft, who survives him. They farmed near West Bend, later farmed near Bancroft, and 30 years ago moved to their present farm near Burt. Surviving are, in addition to his wife, two daughter, Frances (Mrs. Kenneth Sarchet, Burt, and Fern (Mrs. Richard Furst), Cedar Falls, and a son Duane of Lone Rock. Three brothers and four sisters also survive. They are Abraham, Edward and Ernest, all of West Bend, and Mrs. Edward Wehrspan,Mrs.MelvinEll- ingson and Mrs. Dorothy Ingle- bretson, all of Ottosen, and Mrs. Julius Harms of West Bend. Funeral services are to be held today, Tuesday, with a family service at the Burt Methodist church at 1:30 p.m. and public services at 2 p.m. Rev. Merlin Davies will officiate, and burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Garden, with Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft in charge of arrangements. Mr. Habeger held a number of area offices, and was a trustee of the Burt Methodist church. JohnThTllips To Edit Yearbook GRINNELL, IA. - The Committee on Student Publications at Grinnell College has selected John F. Phillips as editor of the 1966 yearbook. Phillips is the son of Mrs. Catherine Phillips. Faces Charge Of Theft A 17 or 18 year old juvenile boy was apprehended at Rolfe early Friday morning and admitted stealing a car from the August Vaudt farm a mile south of Whittemore the night before. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to Rolfe by arresting authorities and when lie returned here he reported the youth had admitted taking the auto, a 1959 Ford. The vehicle was also found at Rolfe. Actually, two cars were stolen in the same vicinity south of Whittemore Thursday night. The first, a 1963 Chevrolet, was taken from the Charles Bormann farm three miles south of Whittemore. It was driven two miles north, and was found In a ditch with the motor running later. The second auto was then taken from the Vaudt place and found at Rolfe. The Pocahontas county sheriff and Rolfe police arrested the youth and notified Sheriff Lindhorst. The boy was jailed at Pocahontas due to a lack of proper jail facilities here. He will undoubtedly be charged here with car theft. Complete Move, Start Use, New City Postoffice Coming May 8-9; Algona Auto Show Patrons of the Algona post- office began a new routine, Monday morning. They began to get used to the third location in the past 30 years of the Algona postoffice. Postal employees made the switch from the location which has served for about 30 years, at Call and Dodge streets, to the new location. Prior to that the local postoffice was in what is now the The Security Bank Building. On orders from the postoffice department, receivedlastThurs- day, the switch from the old building to the new one, facing on Minnesota streets, between State and Call streets - and 3 1/2 blocks from the old location - was made over the weekend. Mail was being sorted and distributed in the new building, Sunday morning. The switch from postoffice boxes in the old to the new location was also taking place. Old keys are to be turned in and new ones issued at the new building. There are also a larger number of boxes available, Postmaster W. W. Sullivan said. The new structure and adjacent ground covers about a half block on the site of the old Presbyterian church and manse and adjoining ground. Scheduled for completion last October, bad weather, construction problems and shipping difficulties combined to postpone completion of work and there, is still some final finishing to be done. The newpostoffice building was constructed by Badger Builders of Milwaukee, with Wilfred Riopelle as owner. It is being leased to the postoffice department for $15,600 per year for 20 years, with options given for six five-year renewals. The building contains 10,000 square feet. The new building has private offices for Postmaster Sullivan and Ass't. Postmaster Hal Long. - o Consolidate R.F.D. Routes, Bancroft Saturday marked the official consolidation of Bancroft rural route 1 with Swea City rural route 2 and Bancroft rural route 2. The postoffice department claims that a saving of $3,886 per year will be made by the switch. At the same time, Walter Deitering, who started in rural route delivery in 1930 as a substitute carrier for his brother, Andrew (who retired in 1963), retired from service. He made his final run, Friday, with the same 1930 model A Ford that he used 35 years ago. The one remaining route out of Bancroft is now 98 miles long and serves 267 families, with a driving time of 6 1/2 hours. The expanded Swea City route will cover 83 m.'les. Phil Sheridan is the rural carrier now on the consolidated Bancroft route. Seventeen families who had been on the Bancroft rural route will be changed to Swea City, and three to Ledyard. Motorcycles On Increase; First Mishap Three minor mishaps were reported in this area during the weekend. Roy L. Johnson, 20, Algona, sustained a head injury and brusies when the motorcycle he was riding collided with an auto driven by Marjorie AnnRyg, SO, Ottosen, at Whittemore Sunday at 1:10 p.m. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $75. There had been a stop sign at the Intersection where the mishap occurred, but it had been knocked down and not replaced. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated. Marvin J. Lallier, 26, Algona, was charged with failing to leave his name at the scene of an accident after his auto collided with a parked car owned by Lorraine Dale, Algona, on State street here at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $550 by police who investigated. Sunday at 10:35 a.m., a car driven by Gerald A. Grandgenett, 18, backed into a car driven by William R. Carman, 59, at the Viking Oil Co. here. Damage was estimated at $155 by police. Both drivers are from Algona. Ken Kickbush Of Algona Dies Sunday A well-known Algonan, Ken Kickbush, 57, died Sunday afternoon at Mercy hospital, Mason City, where he had been a patient for a short time. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. McCullough Funeral Chapel is in charge, Mr. Kickbush had been employed for many years by Arnold Motor Supply here. Bill Ncwoichick New Governor Of Moose Lodge William Navoichick was elected governor of the Algona Moose Lodge, at the annual meeting held Friday night. He succeeds Ray Langfitt who served the past year. E. L, Garbett was elected junior governor, Tom Sampson, treasurer, Charles Bloom, three-year trustee, Earl Miller, sergeant-at-arms, and James Klein, prelate. Grady Phillips, past governor, swore in the new officers. Meters Installed The city installed parking meters in front of the old post office building here during the weekend. The area had not been metered while the office was in use

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