The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 8, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 8, 1965
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jftoines Untered as second elaM matter at the postoffice at Alfpna, Iowa, Nov. 1, 193% under Act of Congress of March 3, ALOONA, IOWA TUtSDAY, JUNE 8, 1965 16 Tabloid PaflM VOL. 100 - NO. 42 '3,000 Damage In Fire Here To Honor Cogleys The children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cogley, Algona, are honoring their parents on their 45th wedding anniversary at open house June 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Cecelia's hall. The children are Mrs. Fred Marquis, Waterloo, Joe, Jr., Kansas City, Kansas, James, Springfield, Mo., Dorothy, Algona, and Mary Helen, Spirit Lake. They invite their friends and relatives to attend. Kossuth Has 10 Graduates At Univ. Of Iowa Some 1,600 degrees were conferred by the University of Iowa at spring commencement exercises Friday (June 4) at 9:30 a. m. in the Field House. Ten Kossuth students . were among the candidates for degrees, as follows: Algona - Gerald Downey, 8 1/2 E. State St., B.A. in Political Science; B.A. to Sherry Read, 1426 E. Lucas, English; BJS. to Linda Tague, 207 W. Nebraska St., Physical Education. Bancroft - M.S. to Philip Garry, Biochemistry. Burt - B.S. to Oliver Steward, General Science. Lakota - B.A. to John Cordes, Economics; Lone Rock - B.B.A. to JeraldNewbrough, Accounting. Swea City - B. A. with High Distinction to Ronald Linde, Chemistry & Mathematics. Titonka - B.A. to Mrs. Sandra Gartner Langland, Medical Technology. Wesley - B.B.A. to PaulPfeff- er, Accounting. Neighbors Lend Hand At Archie Elbert Farm A group of neighbors turned out last Wednesday afternoon at the Archie Elbert farm, near Sexton, to plow and get ground ready for soybean planting, until rain stopped them. Archie has been hospitalized, and is now in traction, suffering a back ailment, at St. Ann hospital. Helping out were Steve Loss and his assistant, Earl Zeigler, Joe Elbert» Art Olsen and Harold Gatton, Bradley Equipment furnished a tractor and plow, also. Frank Osf rum, Well-Known Algonan, Dies Frank E. Ostrum, 83, lifelong resident of Algona, died at his home here Thursday. Funeral services for Mr. Ostrum were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Lutheran church, with Rev. Robert Lorenz officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery andMcCull- ough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Six members of the Masonic Lodge, Paul Newsome, Fred Geigel, Charles Paxson, Harry Ireland, G. R. Cook and Dr. L. R. Potter, served as pallbearers. Frank Edward Ostrum, son of Andrew and Marie Ostrum, was born here April 17,1882. He was married to Myra Mae DeWald, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Edward, who lives in Minnesota; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A daughter, Helene, preceded him in death. Prior to retirement several years ago, Mr. Ostrum was employed by the city water department for 43 years and was also a member of the fire department. He had been a member of the Algona Military Band, had an orchestra of his own, with which he traveled to dances all over this area, managed the theater here for a time and played in the theater orchestra and served in the Iowa National Guard. Mr. Ostrum's father reportedly established the first brick and tile factory here. Several Fined, Mayor's Court, After Charges Several persons paid fines following preliminary hearings of traffic violations in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week. They were Douglas J, Black, Burt, speeding, $10; Brian Henry, Elmore, speeding, $15; Patrick J. Montag, West Bend, speeding, $20; Evonne R, Maahs, Whltte- more, failing to yield the right- of-way, $10; and Frederick B, Molander, Garner, overtaking on the left, |10. Three Mishaps, $4,050 Damage In Three Days Three mishaps in this area during a three-day period last weekend resulted in property damage of $4,050 - with most of the total coming when a semi- truck rolled over near the intersection of the West Bend blacktop and highway 169, south of Algona. The truck, which was being driven by Neal Michaelsen, 52, Titonka, rolled off the highway into the ditch when the driver parked it on the edge of the roadway and went into the Kollasch station nearby. When he returned, the vehicle was overturned and his load of pigs dumped. Twenty of the pigs, valued at $890, were trampled to death, and the truck sustained an estimated $2,500 damage. The mishap occured about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. A day earlier, an auto driven by Linda Lee Ross, 14, Algona, failed to negotiate a driveway at the Ross home on North Minnesota street and crashed into a tree. Damage to the auto was estimated at $500 and occupants of the vehicle sustained bruises in the crash, which occurred at 5:45 p.m. June 2. Three cars were involved in a crash here Friday at 4:15 p.m. at the Intersection of State and Moore streets. One driver, George J. Weig, Jr., 38, Algona, was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle by police who Investigated. The Weig auto struck another driven by Rodney Scuffham, 18, Algona, which had stopped for a stop light. The Weig auto then struck an auto owned by Wendell Feaster, Algona, when Mr. Weig pulled around the corner to park. Damage to the three autos was estimated at $160. Robert Kinseth Of Titonka Is New Patrolman Robert D. Kinseth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Kinseth, Titonka, is one of 56 men who has successfully completed the highway recruit training school at Camp Dodge; Patrolman Kinseth was sworn into the patrol May 26 by Chief Justice Garfield of the Supreme Court of Iowa, He is to be stationed at Marengo where he will be patroling Interstate 80 as well as other counties. Gets $600 Scholarship BURT - Frances Ann McDonald, daughter of Mrs. Viola McDonald, Hurt, and a freshman music major at Morningside College, has been awarded the Elizabeth Sammons scholarship award given to an outstanding student in voice or piano, Frances Ann also was given a $600 renewable music scholarship at Morningside. Nobody Home At Time -&i estimated $3,000 damage ($2,000 to house and $1,000 to contents) resulted to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Heinle Stebritz at 1004 East North Street here when fire was discovered sweeping through the basement about 1:45 p.m. Thursday. There was no one at home when the fire broke out. Mr. and Mrs. Stebritz are visiting a son, Bob, and his family in Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Don Krause, son-in-law and daughter of the Stebritz's who have been living in the house, were at Cedar Rapids at the time. The four Krause children were at their respective schools at^the time, getting their final report cards. Fire Chief Ralph Elbert stated Saturday that no cause for the blaze had been found. It apparently got its start in a basement room, located in the west end of the house - and most of the damage occurred in that room where practically all furniture was destroyed. The ceiling was charred and smoke filled the entire structure for some time. Ugly smoke can be seen rolling out of the home in the photo here. The Stebritz home is located a fews blocks from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walker, which was badly damaged by fire when the family was away Memorial day. The Krause family has been plagued by fires during recent years. Their home at Iowa Falls was destroyed, then a few months ago, a home occupied by them in the Irvington area was also damaged by flames. (UDM Polaroid Photos) Ramsey Twp. Farmer Dead From Gunshot A Bancroft-Titonka area farmer, Wilbur Welhousen, 54, was found dead of a gunshot wound in the head in a grove on the farm about 3 p.m. Sunday by his wife. According to Dr. Robert Brainerd, LuVerne, assistant county medical officer, his death was caused by a shotgun wound in the head and at press time of this ' edition of the UDM it had not been determined if the wound was accidental or self-inflicted. Dr. Brainerd reported his findings to Dr. R. F. Snyder, Swea City, county medical officer, and a, s*|py of the matter was being completed Monday. The Welhousens 11 vein Ramsey township, six miles east and one- half mile south of Bancroft. Mr. Welhousen went out early Sunday afternoon, carrying his gun, to do some shooting in the grove, a practice he always enjoyed, according to relatives. Normally, the family has a little lunch about 3 p.m. Sunday, so when he didn't return to the house, his wife went to search for him and found him dead in the grove, Wilbur T. Welhousen, son of Mr, and Mrs. William Welhousen, Titonka, was born there Feb. 1, 1912, and was a lifelong resident of the area, He was married to Viona Post at Titonka Sept. 5, 1951 and had farmed in the area all of his adult life. Survivors include his wife; parents; a daughter, Beverly Kay, at home; a brother, Herman Wel- housen, Titonka; and five sisters, Jeanetta (Mrs. Carl Krause) and Gertrude (Mrs. Evert Sleper), Titonka, Ella (Mrs. Ben Eden) and Anna (Mrs. Raymond Schutjer), Wesley, and Delores (Mrs. Harold Bode), Algona. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Good Hope Lutheran church, Titonka, with Rev. A. F. Gerstmann officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery, with Blake Funeral Home in charge and there will be military rites by the VFW and Legion posts. Pallbearers will be John and Warner Smidt, Martin Stecker, Herbert and Albert Harms and Arthur Schiltz. Dog Killed An estimated $150 damage resulted to a car driven by Evelyn A. Palmer, 23, Olds, when the vehicle struck and killed a large dog, three-fourths of a mile east of Sexton on highway 18 at 6:15 p.m, Saturday. Patrolman Tom Cogdall investigated the mishap.

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