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6. Wichfendahl Rites Are Held At Whittemore George Wichtendahl, 67, well- known lifelong resident of the Whittemore area, died at University hospital, Iowa City, Wednesday. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services for Mr. Wichtendahl were held Saturday at 2 p. m. in St. Paul's Lutheran church at Whittemore, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Leonard Baas, Kermit Kuecker, Russell Harris, Martin Potratz, Forrest Gilmore and Hartwick Jenson. George John William Wichtendahl, son of Henry and Hulda Milkau Wichtendahl, was born Sept. 27, 1897 at Whittemore. He married Sophia Marie Harms Feb. 15, 1922 at West Bend and they farmed in the Whittemore vicinity for many years prior to retirement. Survivors include his wife; 11 children, Eleanor Burns, Algona; Delbert, Whittemore; Henry, West Bend; Selma (Mrs. Edward Cruise), Corwith; Harlan, Cherokee; Leona (Mrs. Gordon Jenson), Farnhamville; Bernard, Pocahontas; Emogene (Mrs. Harold Batt), Des Moines; Lor rain (Mrs. Lyle Andersen), Flandreau, So. Dak.; Florence (Mrs. Leonard Frost), Huntington Beach, Cal.; and Laura (Mrs. Norman Pritchard), Sembach, Germany; a brother, Herman, Burt) and 29 grandchildren. 11 At Ledyard Receive First Communion Eleven children received their First Holy Communion at Sacred Heart Catholic church of Ledyard, Sunday May 2nd. They were Theresa Gonzales, Eileen Haag, Monica Haag, Debra Hagedorn, Debra Hamilton, Judy Inglett, Tamara Kockler, Colleen Reilly, Rodney Gelhaus, Dale Kollasch, and Paul Neuman. The Communicants were led by the Crossbearer, James Hagedorn, to the Sanctuary as the parish participated in singing the entrance hymn. Boys serving at the altar for Mass were Douglas Kollasch and Michael Inglett. The children of Sacred Heart parish are instructed weekly by Sister Mary Vincent and Sister Mary Gertrude of Bancroft. Camporee For Area Scouts On May 21-22 Plans for a district Scout Camporee and Show to be held in Pocahontas at the City Park May 21 and 22 are.nearing completion here. Purpose of the event is to acquaint the public with the Scouting program. Eligible to participate are about 1,000 members of Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout packs and Explorer Scout units in 23 communities of the district. Scouts and parents from Humboldt, Kossuth and approximately the eastern halves of Pocahontas and Palo Alto counties are to attend. One of the highlights of the Camporee and Show will be a public "bean feed" to be staged Saturday from 2 to 6 p. m. Tickets for the event will soon be on sale by Scouts of the area. One-half of the $1 ticket price is to be kept by local units for their own programs. The balance will defray the costs of the "bean feed" and weekend activities. Kossuth County's Largest Newspaper Circulation AHS Hosted Industrial Art Fair Monday Algona high school was host Monday to an Industrial Arts Fair. Participating were members of schools from a nine- county region. At least 100 entries were displayed, Entries were in 12' divisions, including grades seven through 12. The displays included woodworking, drafting, electronics, electricity, mass production, and crafts. Included in the crafts were leather, stone and gems, plastics and ceramics. Local hosts were Edgar Meyer and Leon Martin, instructors in industrial arts. Ribbons and certificates were awarded ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1965 VOL. 100 - NO. 35 Offer Pumpkin Growers A Contest, 10 Prizes Growers of the largest pumpkins in the area can reap a harvest of gifts next fall in the Giant Pumpkin Contest now underway at Joe Bradley Firestone in Algona. The store is offering free pumpkin seeds from the Burpee Seed Co. to customers who wish to register and participate in the contest. "Instead of turning your pumpkins into Jack o 1 lanterns next fall, turn them into valuable prizes," says Howie Stillman, Manager of the Firestone department. The free seeds are Burpee's "Big Tom" pumpkin, a variety that has grown up to 60 inches in circumference and well over 50 pounds in weight. The size and weight depends on the care you give them . . . plenty of moisture, fertilizer and wide spacing. Contest Judges will pick 10 winners at a public weighing at harvest time with prizes awarded from the large selection of merchandise available at the Firestone Store. You don't have to buy a thing; just register and get your free seeds. Hurt Slightly As Two Cars Wrecked Here The Algona police department investigated a two-car collision at 4 p. m. Thursday at the intersection of South and Harriet streets. Barry Charles Watkins, 16, Algona, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way. He was proceeding east on South street in a 1962 Volkswagen, which was considered a total loss. The other car was driven by Brad Kraft, 16, Algona. The 1953 Chevrolet he was driving had complete front end damages, estimated at $400. Kraft was driving north on Harriet. A passenger in the Watkins car, Dana Snodgress, 16, was treated by a local physician for a cut on the arm. George Allen of radio station KLGA and Mrs. Mary Albaugh of the Emmetsburg remote radio station, escaped injury Friday when they were involved in a 5- car collision near Perry. The mishap occurred at 8:40 a. m. as the couple were enroute to attend a convention of Iowa Broadcasters at the Fort Des Moines Hotel in Des Moines. The Allen auto was 'badly damaged. ________ Algona Tot Gets Injury To Eye Robert Studer, 2 1/2 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Studer, mysteriously received an injury to the pupil of his eye last week. He was given medical aid and doctors tl\ink the injury may impair his vision somewhat, but the exact extent is not d^flnitety, known. However, the injury does seem to be healing. The eye appeared to have been poked with some sharp instrument, but just exactly how is not known. New County Home Economist Recently Hired The Kossuth County Extension Council recently hired a County Extension Home Economist, reports Karl Kiilsholm, county chairman. She is Lois Busch from Allison, Iowa. She is now a senior at Iowa State University, Ames, and will soon graduate as a Home Economics major. Lois is an eight year 4-H member from Butler county and has been a county 4-H officer there. Last summer she was an Extension summer trainee in Chickisaw county and worked in various phases of the Extension program. Miss Busch will begin work July 1. Shoulder Of Little Boy Is Broken, Fall A 3-year old Algona lad, Jeffrey Pfeffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Pfeffer, found out Wednesday morning, May 5, that it is much safer to stay on the ground! Jeffrey was rushed to Park hospital, Mason City, shortly alter 11 a.m. when he suffered a fractured shoulder in a fall from the top of the family* s camping trailer, which luckily was in closed position at the time. The boy struck the trailer hitch and it was necessary for a Mason City doctor to perform surgery on the injured shoulder to put it back together. According to Mr. Pfeffer, who with Mrs. Pfeffer returned the boy to his home here after an overnight stay at Mason City, Jeffrey didn't have a bruise on him - and it is thought he will be as good as new after visits for check-ups at Mason City. Graduation At Ledyard And Swea City Set Rev. Louis Valbracht, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Des Moines, will be the commencement speaker at Swea City Community School May 24 at 8 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The Rev. H. B. Bengtson will deliver the sermon to the class the night of May 23 in the gym. Listed are the 37 members of the graduating class: Danny Anderson, Larry Berg, Sarah Boeckholt, Sheryl Briggs, Paul Danielson, Reid Farland, Roger Farland, Catherine Feddersen, Pearl Gahuman, Claude Haag, Charles Hewett, Keith Holm, Richard Johnson, Robert Johnson, Kay Johnson, Clifford Kollasch, Kay Kramer. Cheryl Kvamsdale, Marcia Larsen, Joyce Larson, Wendell Link, Arliss Looft, John Martin, Margaret Mino, Paul Moellering, Bonnie O'Green. John O'Green, Connie Pech, Howard Person, Duane Sch- micking, Rodney Smith, Danny Sykes. Lyle Thompson, Paul Thoreson, Petrea Thoreson, Vivian Thorson, Marjorie Tobin. Fifteen seniors will be graduated from Ledyard Community School May 25 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. W. W. Fatka will be the commencement speaker. Rev. Victor Vriesen will deliver the sermon to the class May 23 at 8 p.m. Supt. G. D. DeBoer and Principal Phil Hibbard have announced the following list of seniors: Judy Berg, Deanna Brandt, Jon DeBoer, Joyce Hurlburt, Shirley Johnson, Joan Keefe, Faye Kramersmeier, Dolores Krebsbach. Eugene Lloyd, Monica Munyer, Darlene Logemann, John Pedersen, Mark Smith, Dianne Waterhouse, Dennis Wickwire. READER COMMENT! Upper Des Moines As president of the Kossuth County Bar Association, I wish to express to you on behalf of all members pf the association our thanks and appreciation for the valuable publicity that you gave in our annual observance of Law Day U. S. A. Yours very respectfully, L. E. Linnan Appear Af Local Church Sunday The San Tones, a ladies' barbershop quartet from Sanborn, will present a program of sacred music at 7:30 p. m. Sunday, May 16, in the Presbyterian church here. They will be sponsored by the Mariners, Other local and county church groups are invited to attend, Lunch will be served following the sacred music, and the quartet will then sing popular songs. They recently placed fourth in the national contest at Minneapolis. Fractures Ankle 4 Youths Seriously Hurt When Car Hits Washout Board Regents Emmetsburg Postmaster All Hospitalized Auto Show Car Winner Her6;2Boy$ And I Girls Appointment To Casey Loss Casey Loss, Algona, veteran state representative of Kossuth County, was named last week by Governor Harold Hughes to a six-year term on the State Board of Regents. He was ratified by the senate and takes office July 1. The Board of Regents is the supervisory state unit governing all state educational institutions. Casey is serving his ninth term as a state representative. He is a former Kossuth County sheriff. His appointment means that there will be a vacancy in the legislative post, as state law forbids holding both Jobs at the same time. Former Tailor Here Passes In Michigan Word has been received here that Anthony Guehl, 88, retired tailor and former resident of Algona, died May 2 at a Battle Creek, Mich, hospital, where he had been a patient since April 7. Mr. Guehl came to Algona from St. James, Minnesota in 1918 and maintained a tailor shop here until 1937, when he he moved to Battle Creek. A life member of the Knights of Columbus, he was a past grand knight * the Council of St. James, ** in. He wa£ born August 16, 1876, in Wonsant, Austria, and came to the United States at the age of 16, settling at Minneapolis. He was married Sept. 2, 1901 at St. James, Minn, to Louise Spitzner, who died there Jan. 21, 1916. Surviving are two sons and four daughters, all of Michigan. Mark Boyken Of Titonka In Top 206ISU Scholars Mark E. Boyken of Titonka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boyken, a zoology major at Iowa State University, is one of 206 top scholars at the university to be honored today, May 11, at a special scholarship recognition dinner. He was the only one from Kossuth county so honored. Two Armstrong students, William R. Looft, a psychology major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Looft, and Gary M. Schumacher, a mathematics major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schumacher, were also among the 206 top scholars. Mrs. Glenn Harms had the misfortune to fracture her ankle, Sunday morning when she slipped off a step at the Harms home here. V.F.W, Meetings The Algona V.F.W. post and Auxiliary will hold a joint meeting and recreation event, Wednesday evening, May 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the hall here. There will be a dinner at 7 p.m., folio wed by meetings of each group, with cards and refreshments after the meeting. The postmaster at Emmetsburg, Curly Simon, pictured above with his wife, won the free car, given away Sunday evening at the conclusion of the Algona Auto Show. Mr. and Mrs. Simon were in the showroom at Schultz Bros., Monday morning, where they were making selection of a car. They decided on a Pontiac. Mike Koppen of Whittemore won a stereo record player, and was to make a selection at the North Iowa Sewing Machine, Monday or today. Bill Steele, secretary of the Algona Chamber of Commerce said attendance was about 5,000 at the two-day show, held at the Kossuth Fairgrounds here. (UDM Polaroid foto). Disturbing Peace Charges For Two Two Algona young men, Gregory L. Arrowood and David Hovey, were charged with disturbing the peace following a scuffle at the police station during investigation of a 2-car auto accident here Sunday. Details of the incident are sketchy. According to the accident reports filed following a mishap at the intersection of Moore and Nebraska streets here at 3:30 p. m. Sunday, cars driven by Kasper L. Kohlhaas, 77, Livermore, and Arrowood, 18, collided. Kohlhaas was headed north and the Arrowood vehicle was headed east, turning north, when the latter vehicle struck the left side of the Livermore auto. According to Kohlhaas, Arrowood didn't want the police notified of the mishap, and he also offered to pay for damage to the Kohlhaas car, estimated at $250, with a check. Mr. Kohlhaas thought it best to report the mishap and was leading the way to the police station when the other car headed north on Jones street and got out of sight. Kohlhaas and his wife, who had written down the license number of the other vehicle, then went to the police station to report the incident. Arrowood was apprehended later and according to police, denied he had been in a mishap. The scuffle ensued - and the subsequent charge. Arrowood was also charged with failing to yield the right-of-way as a result of the crash. A hearing of the matters will be held later. Swea Lutheran Church Observes Dedication Date Our Savior Lutheran Congregation in Swea City celebrated the first anniversary dedication of its new church with a service at 11 a. m. and pot-luck dinner Sunday. Neal Ahart, former member and one of the founders of the Congregation, was the speaker. Ahart is a graduate of Lutheran Lay Training Institute, Conconiia College, Milwaukee. Since July 1, 1964, he has been assigned to a distressed area in South Dakota. His first Bibje Study group was 25 miles northeast of Bell Fourche in the Arpan area. The group first met in homes of members. There are 24 children enrolled 325 Will Offer Band Concert Program Here The annual band concert featuring all the bands of the Algona Community School District will be presented, Wednesday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the High School gym. Appearing on the program will be the beginning band, grade band, junior high and high school bands. A massed band of 280 members of the grade, junior highr^TM high school bands will be an added feature. A varied program of band music will be presented by the various groups. Linda Meel- hause, student, will direct one of the grade school band numbers. The high school band will feature music from Mary Poppins and a selection of George Gershwin's Songs. The massed band will play Li'l Liza, Hand Me My Cane and Arranger's Holiday, based on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, in Swing, Tempo di Waltz and Beguine Tempos. All bands are under the direction of Russell C. Ouster. Car Motor Afire A car owned by Mrs. Joe Studer of Algona caught fire under the engine hood, Sunday morning, and resulted in a call to the Algona fire department, and considerable motor damage to the vehicle. It was parked on Lucas St. near Harlan. Four Kossuth county young people were rushed to St. Ann as a result of a one-car accident, Sunday evening, three miles north and two west of Burt on a county gravel road. Injured were Roger L. Becker, 17, Lakota, suffering a laceration above the right eye, cuts and bruises; Joanne L. Junkermeier, 15, Ledyard, laceration below the left eye; Mike Carpenter, 17, Bancroft, head injuries, broken ribs, multiple abrasions and lacerations; and most seriously injured, Joleen Thilges, 16, suffering possible internal injuries and possible broken ribs, a knee injury and multiple abrasions and lacerations. It was not immediately established as to which of the young persons was the driver. The four were in a brand new 1965 Ford 2-door hard top, proceeding south on the gravel road. Just north of the E. J. Cherland farm, they struck a wash-out on the road. According to Tom Cogdall, investigating patrolman, the ravine looked like a creek bed with the bridge gone. It was approximately 4 feet deep, and was 30 feet wide at the east end, 40 feet wide at the west end and about 15 feet wide at the narrowest part. There was no warning sign nor barricade. According to Cogdall, at one end of the washout, there was a saw horse with a red reflector light on it. Cogdall placed a conservative estimate of about $1,000damages to the vehicle. Another car had reportedly gone into the same wash-out earlier in the week and was towed out. District Court Term Re-Opens Here Today Two judgments were granted in district court here this week as the May term of court continued. DuWayne F. Klein et al was granted a judgment for $270.34 from Ted Hilbert et al andOsage Medical Group was granted a judgment for $443.26 from William Bird. The petit Jury reported at 9:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) for possible duty, with Judge Joseph Hand presiding during the term. Two new cases were filed. Jerald P. Balgeman was charged with OMV1 after his arrest here May 5 and bound over to district court by Mayor Bill Finn after he waived preliminary hearing. Donald R. Tietz, plaintiff, filed a petition' against Glenn E. Caquelin, defendant, asking for settlement of a $1,078 promissory note. Tag Day St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual tag day Friday, May 14. Money contributed is used to purchase equipment for the hospital. Workers are asked to report at the Legion Hall, Wayne Goodman Named County VFW Commander Wayne Goodman, member of VFW post 2541, Algona, was elected Commander of the Kossuth County Council of the Veterans of Foreign wars at a meeting held by the member posts at the VFW hall at Algona, Monday Night, May 3rd. Other officers elected were William Walstead, Swea City, as senior vice commander; 0. Bruce Graham, Burt, Jr. vice commander; Ed Wolf, Algona, Quartermaster: Wilbur Ziegler of Algona will continue to serve as county adjutant. The newly elected officers were installed into office by Tenth District Commander Earl L. Berg of Swea City. Al Boelkes of Titonka is the retiring county commander. In other action by the council on Monday night, it was voted to acquire a sustaining membership in the boy scouts, Prairie Gold Council, by the donation of $25 tu the scouting fund. The next meeting of the council will I* held at Bancroft next September.

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