The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 18, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 18, 1965
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Awards Night At Tifonka Hi Is Tonight The annual Senior Class and Awards Night, along with eighth grade promotion, will be held in the Titonka high school auditorium at 8 p. m.tonight, May 18. Lyle Patterson will present the 7th grade awards, and Mrs. Doris Sathoff will present 8th grade awards. Darrel Beenken will make the presentation of the 8th grade class symbol to the 7th grade. Geo. L. Roberts Supt., will present the promotion certificates to the class of 28 students. The Senior Class poem will be read by Sharon Eden, the Class will by Keith Brandt, and the Class Prophecy by Linda Krantz. Mr. Terry Myers will make the presentation of 9th grade awards, Loren Burnett will present the 10th grade awards. Floyd Welander will make the llth grade award presentations, and Mrs. Betty Brandt will present the senior awards. Special awards to be presented will be the F. P. A. award by Mr. LeRoy Jorgensen and the presentation of outstanding achievement awards as judged by the faculty in citizenship, athletics, dramatics and music, will be made by Mr. Robert L. Sinclair. The Senior class song will be led by Mrs. Evelyn Bickert. GHS Seniors Get Sunday, May 30 Diplomas of graduation will be presented to 103 senior s of Gar r- igan high school in the Garrigan auditorium at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Rev. Nicholas Ruba, pastor of St. Benedict parish, will present the diplomas to the graduates. Rev. Francis P. Conway, superintendent of Garrigan, will present the senior class for graduation and confer graduation honors on those students who are recipients of the various awards and scholarships. He will be assisted by Rev. Cecil Friedmann, principal of Garrigan. The valedictorian address will be given by Ton! Tucker. The principal speaker for the occasion will be Senator Jack Miller. Senator Miller, Sioux City, has been a member of the UJS. Senate for the past four years. He will fly here from Washington, D.C. to give the graduation address. OMVI Charge Bill Hof, Mankato, Minn., former LuVerne resident, was charged with OMVI here Friday afternoon. He was arrested by Patrolman Tom Cogdall on highway 169 north of Algona. He was released after furnishing $550bond. Inch Of Rain Sunshine was hard to find here during the weekend as nearly an inch of rain was reported In the area. Cool temperature readings also moved in, with a high of 56 degrees Sunday, following a morning. Diplomas tlje Kossuth County's Largest Newspaper Circulation jWotnes. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffiee at Algona. Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1819. ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY II, 1965 8 Pag** VOL. 100 - NO. 37 Sally Bay, Algona, Will Be Studenf In Spain Sally Bay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Bay and a junior at Algona high school, has been notified she has been accepted as an American foreign student and will spend the months of July and August in Madrid, Spain. She will live in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Delfin Albarran, who have two daughters, Pilar, 17, and Margarita, 12. Pilar Is this year an American Field Service student, spending the school year in AUentown, Pennsylvania. She will return to Madrid shortly after Sally arrives. Mr. Albarran is a shopkeeper and the family lives in a modern but unpretentious apartment. The family travels each Sunday to a* place of interest, favoring old and historical sites. Sally has had two years of Spanish in school and feels that there will be no language barrier. She is not sure yet whether she will travel by boat or plane. She will spend two days before leaving for Spain In orientation In New York City, and will spend two days there upon her return to America at the end of August. She is limited to 40 pounds of luggage. Among suggested Items of clothing is a swim suit, with Instructions that she not bring a two-piece suit. , Council Sells Fire Truck To Iowa Town In a regular session of the council Wednesday evening, Marten Smith, who owns property on North Hall street, requested help in surveying his property and establishing lot lines. Since the city owns property adjacent to the Smith property, the council agreed to cooperate and will share part of the cost. The council accepted an offer from Gilbert, Iowa, of $3,000 for the 1947 fire truck and some mounted equipment. Howard Smith, representative of Wallace and Holland of Mason City, described two storm sewer projects for 1965 construction. One is on Putnam near Garrigan and the other from Phillips through the park to Colby and State street intersection. A letting on these projects will be May 26. He also discussed a man-hole and sanitary system which has been blocked several times on North and Harlan streets. Council authorized permission for Henry Furst to construct an access 36 feet wide to Phillips street, south of his place of business. Permission had already been obtained from the Iowa Highway Commission SALLY BAY Al Spongberg Passes Here; Monday Rites Albin Spongberg, 83, Algona resident for 79 years, died Saturday at St. Ann hospital. He was a retired railway mail clerk. Funeral services were held Monday at Zp.m.atMcCullough's Funeral Chapel, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery. Masonic rites were held Sunday night at the chapel. Pallbearers were Lyle Steele, Dr. L. R. Potter, Fred Geigel, Anton Didriksen, B. P. Richardson and D. L. Leffert. Born Nov. 19,1881 at Brooklyn, N. Y., Mr. Spongberg was a son of John and Emma Peterson Spongberg. He was married to Lydia Reisner at Independence April 22, 1903. Survivors include his wife; a son, Vernon, Davenport; daughter, Emma (Mrs. Thomas Thompson), Des Moines; one grandchild; and two greatgrand- children. Jury Finds For Plaintiff In D-Court Suit Charles O'Hara was charged with false drawing and uttering of a bank check in the amount of $20 in district court here this week in an information filed by County Attorney Gordon Winkel. O'Hara allegedly passed the check, written on a Britt bank check, at Walker's Grocery, Wesley, and received merchandise and cash. The Jury found for the plaintiff, Luke Youngwirth, and awarded a $1,000 judgment in a case heard here last week. Youngworth had filed suit against the State Farm Mutual Ins. Co. low of 50 the same 3:*:::*:::::::*:;:::^^ Wesley Unveils New Fire Engine bwea City Band TQ Play on TV SWEA CITY - The Swea City Blue Notes will 'appear on KEYC-TV at 4 p,ro, Tuesday, The group is composed of high school band students, directed by R, Thomas Barnes. They, have played for several school affairs and were entered to the local talent contest recently, The band plays the type of music Glenn Miller made famous, unusual for high school students, The Wesley fire department was recently improved through the addition of the new fire engine shown here. It was delivered recently and is now available to serve Wesley and surrounding area, Wesley's 20-man fire department now has four trucks available for town fires - with three of the vehicles on call for rural fires,. Rural equipment will be capable of hauling 2,700 gallons of water, plus foaming equipment, Three of the four fire engines are pumpers - the other is a tinker. fire .protection in the area is paid through taxation of citizens In Wesley and €0 rural sections served by the Wesley fire department, Fire Chief H. H. Raney also announced this week that a 75,000 gallon water tower is to be built at Wesley this fall, further adding to the town's Improved fire protection. Win, Yoigt Of Fenton, Lifelong Resident, Dies FENTON - William Voigt, lifelong Fenton farmer and resident, died Friday afternoon, May 14, at the Palo Alto Memorial hospital, Emmetsburg, at the age of 73. He had been in ill health for the last four years, and had been hospitalized since last October. Born December 21, 1891 on a farm west of Fenton, he married Emma Kuch in 1923. She died in 1925 and Voigt married Leona Switzer in 1929. They farmed near Fenton, where she died in 1945. Voigt retired to a home in Fenton in 1948. In 1962, he moved to a nursing home in Emmetsburg where he lived until entering Palo Alto Memorial hospital on October 24 last year. Survivors are one son by his first marriage, Calvin, of Crystal Lake, Iowa; and one son and four daughters by his second marriage, Mrs. Cliff Douglas, Mrs. Franklin Mueller, and Merle Voigt of Fenton, and Lois and Peggy Voigt of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Three brothers and two sisters also survive. They are Otto of Laopi, Minnesota; Herman of Alden, Minnesota; Art of Fenton; Mrs. Margaret Domek of Fairmont; and Mrs. Susie Larsen of Grove City, Minnesota. There are twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Fenton Methodist church with Rev. Russell Eldridge officiating and burial following in the church cemetery. TheEllsworth-Bieter Funeral home of Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements. Former Algona Teacher Dies In So. America Thomas R. Burland Jr. 29, who taught Spanish and English at Algona high school several years ago, leaving in 1961, died in Caracas, Venezuela under cir- circumstances not immediately clear to his parents in their first word of the death. He was reported on a business trip to the South American country. Burland was married last December in Mexico City. His wife had been a news correspondent for Newsweek magazine. Recently he had been teaching in Bogota, and at the time of his death was in the employ of McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., traveling a South American circuit. He was a graduate of Perry High, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rees Burland, live. He also graduated from State College of Iowa. The daughter- in-law sent word of the former teacher's death to the parents. Their current address had been Bogota, Columbia, Burial was to be in Caracas. $250 Damages Here Saturday, Two Crashes Two minor crashes were investigated by police here Saturday. The first occurred at3:20p.m. at the intersection of Phillips and Pine streets. Drivers of autos involved were Joyce Hutchison, Algona, and Barry Wenger, Wesley, and a total of $200 damage resulted. At 7 p.m., cars driven by Larry Helmers and Tom Fitzpatrick, both of Algona, collided on State street near the theater, resulting in an estimated $50 damage. ______^ Governor's Day Here June 2 Annual Governor's Day, with Gov, Harold Hughes as a guest of honor, has been set here for Wednesday, June 2, at the Algona Country Club, The event is sponsored by the Northwest Iowa Mayor's Ass'n. and Chamber of Commerce secretaries, A luncheon, program and recreation schedule Honors Banquet Salutes 118 From A.H.S., Garrigan Explain local road needs Representatives from Lakota, la., in north Kossuth County, explain their community's road needs to Robert Barry of Danbury, member of the State Highway Commission, at a road meeting at Humboldt Wednesday night. Others in the picture are, left to right, Robert Hamilton, Lakota insurance and real estate man, W. ,D. Ley, Fred Christ, member of the Lakota town council, and Roy Hertpjce, president of the Lakota Chamber of Commerce. —— Independent Photo. 3 Break-Ins In Area; Arrest Two Sheriff Ralph Llndhorst and members of the Algona police department investigated a break- in at the office of the Chamber of Commerce here early Monday morning. The break-in was reported at 7:56 a.m. and the matter investigated immediately. According to the sheriff, nothing was reported stolen. The break-in came after a hole was broken in glass in the rear door of the office. It was then possible to reach inside and unlock the night lock on the door. Once inside, a locked desk drawer in the inner office was pried open and several other drawers in the front office, not locked, were also opened. Nothing was disturbed during the break-in and Sheriff Lindhorst reported the job as "real neat." Two young men, Arthur Mayland, 18, Elmore and Gene Kauffmann, 19, Wells, Minn., were apprehended at Elmore during the weekend and were hauled into Mayor Bill Finn's court Saturday morning, charged with a pair of thefts at Lakota Wednesday night, May 12. They were bound over on burglary counts and bond was set at $2,500 each. Bond was not furnished and they are still in the county Jail. Break-ins at Lakota were at the Ogren Service Station where gum, candy, sunglasses, fishing equipment and a flashlight were taken and at the Legion hall where four 6-packs of beer were reported missing. Merchandise at Ogren's was valued at $100. According to the sheriffs office, part of the loot from Lakota was later recovered from Kauffmann's auto and more from May land's room at Elmore. The pair also admitted taking some hub caps from autos here April 20. Theft of three or four tools from a tractor owned by Bob Loss, Jr., Algona, was reported to the sheriff, who also received a call from Supt. D. G. Keoppel of the Sentral school that vandals had broken a heavy plate glass window in the front door of the school sometime Thursday night. Kauffmann had been charged with reckless driving here Thursday night after his auto knocked down three signs here on Main street. The car skidded 210 feet, according to police who investigated. tW&SS&M&x^^ Rites For 2 West Bend Men Held On Monday Funeral services lor Joseph F. Thomann, 85, retired West Bend farmer, were held Monday at 9 a. m. in St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church at West Bend, The Rev. Louis Greving was celebrant of the requiem Mass, and burial was in the parish cemetery. Mr. Thomann died Thursday evening at his home following a long illness. Born and reared in France, he came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He first resided at Decorah, then came in 1905 to West Bend, which had since been his home. In 1904, he married Emma Christen at Elkader. She survives as do nine children, Harry, Frank, Milbert, Robert, Earl and Josephine Thomann, all of West Bend, Mrs, C, E. Coleman of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Lydia Gordon of Susanville, Calif., and Mrs. Lillie Mogler of Bode. Funeral services for Merle J. Stover, 65, West Bend farmer, were conducted at 2 p. m. Monday in West Bend Methodist church. The Rev. Galen Peckham officiated. Burial was in West Bend cemetery. Mr, Stover died of a heart attack very suddenly Thursday evening at his home. Born and reared at Rodman he was a graduate of Rodman high school and Was a veteran of World War D. He had farmed in the West Bend area for a number of years. Surviving are one sister, Miss Blanche Stover of West Bend, and one nephew at Estherville. Pamela Keil Of Lakota Gets Double ISU Honor Pamela Ann Keil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Maurice Keil of Lakota, was one of .206 students at Iowa State University honored May 11 at a special scholarship recognition dinner at the school. Her grade point average is a 3.8 plus. She is a major in applied art, Kathleen Eden of Titonka was another county girl similarly honored at the ISU dinner. Miss Keil is also the recipient of the Julie Diekmann Applied Art Senior Award of $100 to the ranking senior woman who earned part of her educational expenses during her course of study. The award is in memory of a student in applied art who died in 1963 while enrolled at ISU, given by her parents. 5 From Area Selected For Boys State Algona will be well represented at Boys State at Camp Dodge near Des Moines June 6-12. Hagg- Turner post of the American Legion will sponsor David Martin, Algona high school student and son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Martin; Robert Smith, Garrigan student and son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Smith; and Robert Lucey, Garrigan student and son of Mrs. Mary Lucey. Stephen Schuller, Garrigan student and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Schuller of Whittemore, will be sponsored by the Whittemore Legion post and Ronald Kohlhaas, Garrigan student and son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Kohlhaas of Livermore, will be sponsored by the Livermore post. Set Dates For Trade Events And Holidays The Retail Bureau of the Algona Chamber of Commerce met Thursday morning May 13, and several dates were set for coming events. Memorial Day closing for all Algona stores will be Monday May 31, with the stores being closed all day. Friday, June 11, was the date set for the annual Sidewalk Art Show, with Bob Watson as chairman assisted by Bless Rusk. The annual Algona Ridiculous Days dates were set for Friday and Saturday July 30 and 31. Dutch Honsbruch has been named as chairman for this event. Algona Girl To Manage Beauty Shop, Swea City A manager-operator has been hired to operate Ardy's Beauty Salon at Swea City, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Wally Hill of Algona 1 . New manager is Karla Hinders, a graduate of Algona high school. She attended beauty school at Ft. Dodge in 1963 and has been employed at " South Sioux City beauty shop. Karla will be moving to Swea City when she will take over her full-time job. Miss Hinders is a niece of the owners, Wally Hills. The Hills bought Ardy's Beauty Shop on March 1 from Ardy Landis of Algona. Golfers Sixth Algona high school's golf team finished sixth in the North Central Conference Tourney at Humboldt Saturday. Humboldt, Iowa Falls and Hampton, tied for first with 313 totals Scholarship Is Basis For Monday Dinner One hundred and eighteen from Algona high and Garrigan high were guests at a special Honors Banquet held Monday evening at the Annex of Algona high school. They were guests of the Kossuth County Bar Ass'n. and the Rotary, Klwanis, Lions and Junior Chamber of Commerce of Algona. The Honors Banquet was given in recognition of the top 10% of the Algona high school classes scholastically, and the honor roll students from Garrigan. There were 67 from Garrigan and 51 from Algona high present. Those so honored were: ALGONA HIGH SENIORS - Dave Agena, Trudy Alt, Jean Christiansen, Marilyn Deal, Dorene Funk, Lois Hunt, Jackie Kinden, Juanita Meyer, Maureen O'Brien, Gayle Phillips, Rod Ricklefs and Ann Wilson. JUNIORS - Sally Bay, Mark Conn, Jo Ann Cox, Tom Dailey, Dave Martin, Barbara Medin, Sue Moulton, Jane Raney, John Snyder, Mike Stillman, Phil Taylor, Carol Teeter and Judy Thornsen. SOPHOMORES - Connie Darbyshire, Rebecca Fraser, Dennis Georg, Sandy Harmes, Roger Johnson, Barb Knudsen, VaLora Kueck, Roger Menneke, Merlyn Metzger, Kathy Morz, Marilyn Paetz, Carol Sloniker and Mary Willrett. FRESHMEN - Virginia Deal, Sara Huber, Jim Jorgenson, Bev Knudsen, Debbie Laws, Delmar Mains, Linda Martin, Phyllis Moulton, Greg Perkins, Gregg Powell, Randal Riedinger and Linda Ross. GARRIGAN HIGH SENIORS - Susan Bode, Lucinda Bradley, Daniel Bray, Sharon Bristow, Joan Campbell, Patricia Dorweiler, Zita Duffy, Suzanne Elbert, Janet Erpelding, Rose Marie Freilinger, Betty Lou Frideres, Rosa Lee nig, Joanne Kenne, Catherine Lickteig, Therese Mullin, Anita Nurre, Lucille O'Brien, Thomas Otis, Jean Owens, Doris Taphorn, Toni Tucker and Ann Wilson. JUNIORS - Jane Arndorfer, Carol Besch, Kathryn Besch, Linda Buscher, Steven Eischen, Michelle Erpelding, Shirley Heimer, Janet McGuire and Stephen Schuller. SOPHOMORES - Judith Besch, Rebecca Black, Diane Bode, Corrine Bormann, Kathleen Boudewyns, Ruth Cassel, John Dahlhauser, Mary Dorweiler, Glenn Elbert, Dwight Gilbride, Frances Goecke, Jean Kayser, Lynette Lappe, Gary Loebig, Patricia Loebig, Susan Nelson and Anne Vondehaar. FRESHMfcN - Diane Arndorfer, James Becker. Mary Bonnstetter, Bonita Dahlhauser, Jacqueline Detrick, Mary Ann Eischen, Sandra Elbert, Susan Elbert, Ronald Gilbride, Michael Higgins, Howard Kayser, Catherine Kollasch, Jacqueline Miller, Linda Nitchals, Kevin O'Brien, David Roethler, Patricia Scherer and Shirley Stoffel. Juniors Honor Seniors At Garrigan Prom The junior class of Garrigan high school hosted the senior class members at their annual Prom Friday from 9 to 12 p. m. Sister Mary Alfred, junior class moderator, was in charge of arrangements. There are 109 members of the junior class, of which Ken Erpelding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Erpelding of Bode, is president. Randy Kollasch, son of Mr . and Mrs. Eugene Kollasch of St. Joe, is president of the senior class, which numbers 106 students. A dance band from Cherokee provided the music. Parents of the students were invited to attend the prom.

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