The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 17, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 17, 1965
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Twice-A-Week, Phote-Offi*» Quality Read if for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER * * * This should be a summer in which the boys and girls fall into bed early (we refer to those 15 and under, of course). What with all those Little League teams for the boys, the softball teams for the girls, the wading and swimming pool activity, the starch should be pretty well out by sundown. Art Olson, the overseer of these various baseball and softball activities, should also be ready for bed after the 10 o'clock news I * * * In answer to several imniiries we have had no new word on the City Dump Relocation Development . . . members of the Sanitation Committee on the city council are Stan Muckey, Howard Miller and Jim Andreasen, the latter two new members replacing resigned councilmen in recent days and weeks . . . the relocation matter was turned over to this committee several weeks ago. For Mr. Miller and Mr. Andreasen this will indeed be an immediate chance to get into the problems of civic affairs. The word is that the Committee for Relocating the City Dump will sponsor an Open House at the new location when the change takes place. Coffee and doughnuts, maybe ? * * * Our apologies to Don Mitchell of Burt. An erroneous headline in Tuesday's UDM referred to him, instead of his son, Keith, as being engaged to wed in August. Our congratulations to Keith, and our apologies to Don. * * * Summer is the season when the kids slam the doors that they left open all winter. * * * Our local unit of the National Guard spent an interesting weekend - camped in a field outside of Emmetsburg, along with units from Spencer, Humboldt, Storm Lake and Estherville. The two- day encampment was a substitute for the weekly night classes. The entire First Battalion of the 194th Artillery will go to its regular camp in August, at Fort Ripley, Minn, this year. The battlaion is an 18-howitzer outfit - let's hope they don't ever have to use them for real I * * *. MAIL BAG: Just a note to tell you. how much I enjoy the paper, even after being gone from my home town of Lone Rock for 20 years. Last time I visited there was 15 years ago. Your paper is a very good one, and I especially enjoy the articles "Tid-Bits", "Woman's World", and "Odds and Ends." The way you write up your rural news, Sexton in particular, and the weddings, is the best I've ever seen in any paper. Hoping your paper continues for another 100 years, Sincerely Yours - Mrs. Carl L. Weisshaar (Deodotta M. Murray), Rouleau, Saskatchewan, Canada. * * * The Lotts Creek Lutheran church, observing its 90th anniversary this coming Sunday, has sent a number of people into the teaching and ministerial field, including three now studying for the ministry - Jerry Freyholtz, Marvin Kading and David Vehling. You'll find details of the Sunday event elsewhere in this issue, * * * Ray Langfitt had a good workout, Tuesday, The local theatre manager was again selected by Tri-States Theatre Corp, to manage the free shows at two theatres in Mason City, given to visiting band festival participants ... he took a stance halfway between the two theatres and in the manner of a traffic cop signaled the long lines in and out of the shows . . . they bicycled the film between the two shows, reel by reel. * * * Famous Last Line - When you see what some girls marry, you realize how much they hated working for a living. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered <IR ser-ond class matter at the oostoffice at Algon.i, Iowa. Nnv. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress nf March :f. IH7!i AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1965 16 Pages - 2 Section* VOt. 100 - NO, 45 Marilyn Ait, Fenton, Is Class Of 1955 Mason City Band Queen From AHS To MARILYN ALT A 1965 graduate of Sentral High, Marilyn Alt, was named Queen of the 1965 Mason City Band Festival, and Miss North Iowa, Tuesday night, in the traditional ceremony in Roose- Rites Held For velt stadium, at the concluding ceremonies of the event. Marilyn was the band queen of her school, which includes an area covering communities of Lone Rock, Fenton and Seneca, in Kossuth county, and a slice on the eastern edge of Palo Alto. It was a well deserved honor for a pretty and talented young lady. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Alt of Fenton. Last summer she had been chosen queen of the Swea City Junior Fair and Field Day and was Miss Swea City at the Arnolds Park Miss Iowa Pageant. She was a drum majorette in the Satellite marching band, a member of the band, a cheer leader, on the school newspaper and annual staff, and was Homecoming queen last fall, as well as participating in many other school activities. cafe TO New Owners Lenora Black, on July i Crash Victim Funeral services for Lenora June Black, 36, well-known rural Algona woman who died as a result of injuries received in a one-car crash two miles east of the city Monday morning, were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Methodist church, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were' Don Frederick, E. H. Hutchins, Robert Diekman, Robert Skilllng, Loren Johnson and Lyle Raney. « Mrs. Black died enroute to St. Ann hospital shortly after 11:10 a. m. Monday, succumbing to neck injuries and lacerations sustained when the auto she was driving went out of control and crashed into a deep ditch on McGregor street road. Lenora June Hagg, daughter of Edward and Velma Reed Hagg, was born here July 6, 1928 and received her education in local schools. She was married to Hugh M. Black, well-known Algona farmer, here July 7, 1956. Besides her husband, survivors include three children, Louise, James and Carolyn, her seven mo.ith :>ld daughter who was in the auto at the time of the tragedy, escaping without injury; her parents, who live here; and a sister, Dorothy (Mrs. Robert Tolsdorf), New Haven. Four Members Ex-Burt Family Burned In Home A former Burt resident, Jerry Lewis, 25, Manila, received severe burns over 90 per cent of his body in an explosion caused by a faulty gas water heater recently. Relatives here have learned that a baby sitting in a high chair at the Lewis home was burned about the head and face in the accident and is hospitalized at Dennison, Two other Lewis children were less seriously burned. Lewis was hospitalized at Denison, but later moved to Iowa City. His parents moved from Burt in 1954 and operate a motel at Westside, The Lewis house was not destroyed by fire, but the explosion ruined it and all its contents, All the family could salvage was a few items of clothing, Concert Slated Here Tonight The first concert of the 1965 season will be presented by the Algona Municipal Band, Russ Guster, director, at the city park^ ing lot on East Call street (across from the UDM) tonight ("Thursday), June J7, beginning at 8 p.m. The ISrnumber program is varied, ranging from a Dixieland arrangement of "Tailgate Ramble" to lour march numbers, Ownership and management of Waldron's Cafe in Algona will change hands July 1. John Waldron, who with his wife Irene, has operated the cafe here for the past nine years, said Monday that Bob and Shirley Ludwig will become the new owners on July 1. Bob Ludwig has been employed at Larry's Recreation here for the past four years. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ludwig of West Bend. His wife, Shirley, is the former Shirley Simonson of Whittemore. The Waldrons expect to continue to live in Algona. Bancroft Man Dies Day Of Wife's Funeral BANCROFT - George Wolf, 78, longtime resident of this area, died in an ambulance at 5:30 p. m. Monday as he was being taken from Bancroft to an Estherville hospital. His death came on the day of the funeral of his wife, who died Thursday, June 10. Mr. Wolf suffered a stroke Monday after being brought to Bancroft from a nursing home where he lived. He was married to the former Lena Rike at Bancroft Oct. 13, 1915 and they farmed in that area until retiring to Bancroft in 1954. Mr. Wolf is survived by eight children, a sister and four brothers. The children are Homer, Virgil and Goerge C. of Bancroft; Mrs, Louise Robbins and Mrs. Gerald Le Hue of Alameda, Calif., Mrs. Robert Foth of Osage, Mrs, Robert Hines of Roanoke, HI., and Mrs, Duane Smith of Marshalltown. Also surviving are 36 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Brothers and sisters are Mrs. Bert Quinn, Armstrong, Ed Wolf, Fairmont, Frank, Raymond and Gene Wolf, Bancroft. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a. m, in St. John's Catholic church, with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Wedding Licenses Three Vedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week, They went to Cecil R. Crail and Patricia A. Woltz, June 10; and Oliver A. Kardoes and Lonita Gingrich; and Bruce L, Keil and Carol Runksmeier, June 11. iike*Car Wreck A bicycle and car were slightly damaged in a minor mishap here at 8 p. m. Tuesday at the intersection of McGregor and Thorington streets, James Berger, 14, Algona, was riding a bicycle that ran into the right rear fender of an auto driven by Donald E. Ludwig, 30, Algona. Have Reunion The AHS class of 1955 will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a class reunion next Saturday evening at the Algona Hotel. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a banquet. Toastmaster will be Joe Troutman of Klemme. Kathryn Hutchins Meyers will be in charge of entertainment. Kay Brayton Frandsen of Waterloo will re-read the class prophesy, and Don Cook of Des Moines will re-read the class will. Beverly St. John Schuller of West Bend is in charge of prizes. Those planning to attend include Arlen Benschoter, Algona; Ronald Bilyeu, Algona; Kay Brayton Frandsen, Waterloo; Edward Broesder, Algona; Larry Christensen, Marshalltown; Donald Cook, Des Moines; Cleone Crawford Nielson, Aurora, Colorado; Gwen Egel Kildow, Prairie Village, Kansas; Deanne Eisenbarth Gerber, Algona; PatEther- ington Boever, Estherville; Myrna Fries Solberg, Jewell; Dorothy Gade Pedersen,Ledyard; James Galbraith, Des Moines; Beverly Gerber Kuecker, Algona; Sharon Gregory Dearchs, Eagle Grove; Gerald Hansen, Algona; Charles Harmon, Algona. Beverly Hovey Hauck, Humboldt; Kathryn Hutchins Myers; Marilyn Jasperson Frideres, Algona; Marilyn Kearney Robinson; James Klemm, Algona; Karen Kuchenreuther Hammer, Algona; Peter Langmack, Cedar Rapids; Marge Mittag Waldron, Algona; Jack Norman, Algona; Dennis Olson, Algona; Druscilla Opheim Hooper, Mountain Home, Arkansas; Betty Peirce Harmon, Algona; Ailene Quaday Maine, Cokato, Minnesota; Ronald Rochleau, Algona; Lynette Rutledge Elbert, Algona; Beverly St. John Schuller, West Bend; Paula Schmidt Christensen, Marshalltown; Phil Schneider, Algona; Ruth Shierk Di Venere, Schiller Park, Illinois; Darrell Steven, Algona; Harley Troutman, Algona; Joe Troutman, Klemme, Durwood Walker, Irvington. Many from a distance will not be present. Wesley Mains Funeral Held At B-Center Funeral services for Wesley C. Mains, 33, were held at the First Baptist Church of Buffalo Center at 3 p.m. Saturday, with Pastor G. W. Blackburn officiating. Pallbearers were Lester Behrends, Carl Breckunich, Alfred Heitland, Dr. Jay Rush, Merle Albers and John Ennen. Color guards of the V.F.W. and the American Legion conducted graveside rites. Interment was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Algona. Wesley C. Mains was born at Menlo, August 15, 1931, the son of J, H. and Iva Fern Mains. He spent most of his life in central Iowa and graduated from high school at Guthrie Center and spent his time farming in the Algona and Swea City areas. Two and a half years ago the Mains family moved to Buffalo Center where Mr. Mains ran a service station and tire business. He became a member of the Baptist church in 1952. Three years and three months 'were spent in the service. August 23,1958, he married Joan L. Urch at Algona. They had one child, Daniel Leslie, 4. Survivors, in addition to his wife and son, are his parents, and five brothers, Donald, Wesley; Ellis, Algona; Ralph, Bakersfield, Cal.; Dale, Algona; and Edwin, Des Moines. In Angus Ass'n Edwin W. Hefti, LuVerne, has been elected to membership in the American Angus Association at St. Joseph, Missouri, announces GlenBratcher, secretary. This membership was one of 385 issued to breeders. Kossuth 4-H At State Conference The 1965 State 4-H Conference was well represented by Kossuth County 4-H'ers. Fifteen regular delegates, seven music delegates, two county 4-H officers, and a state 4-H candidate representing many of the county 4-H clubs, were chaperoned by Mrs. Karl Kiilsholm, Algona; Miss Lois Bentele, Wesley, and County Extension Director, Galen DeValois. The regular delegates attended many classes -on career opportunities and project exploration. The music delegates helped present two wonderful music programs. Named as a state girl soloist was Jo Ellen Baas, Algona. Named as a narrator for one of the programs was Linda Dodds, Algona. Lois Hunt also had a special part in one of the programs. Highlight of the conference was the naming of Linda Hoeppner of Lakota as State 4-H Secretary. State 4-H Conference Delegates are pictured above: Top row - (L-R) - Bob Boleneus, Wesley; Mike Nitchals, Algona; Matt Clark, Algona; Jim Richardson, Ledyard; Reuben Skow, Wesley; Brian Johnson, Bancroft; Rodney Scuffham, Algona; Francis Hildman, Wesley; Harlan Metzger, Whittemore; Jo Ellen Baas, Algona; Lois Bentele, Wesley and Galen DeV,alols, Algona. Bottom row - (L-R) - Cindy Long, Algona; Vickie McGuire, West Bend; Lenora Hilbert, LuVerne; Lois Hunt, Algona; Charlene Thilges, Bode; Helen Skow, Wesley; Linda Meehlhause, Algona; Paula Thilges, Bode; Brenda Eden, Tltonka; Kathy Besch, Whittemore; Linda Dodds, Algona; Arlene Heldorfer, Bancroft; Linda Hoeppner, Lakota and Mrs. Karl Kiilsholm, Algona. W. W. Rockwood Paint Crosswalk Near Lakofa Man, Rites June 16 Wading Pool For Safety 79, Is Fourth At LuVerne Funeral services for Wilder W. Rockwood, 52, LuVerne-far- mer, were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in LuVerne Methodist Church. The Rev. Worthie Usher officiated and burial was in Lu- Verne Cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home in charge. Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside. Mr. Rockwood died of a heart attack at his home about 3 a.m. Sunday. Born at Alexander, he married Ardis Godfrey of LuVerne at Madelia, Minn., in 1941. They had since resided in the Ren- wick-LuVerne vicinity. Mr. Rockwood was a member of Lu- Verne Methodist Church, the Masonic and Eastern Star Lodges at Livermore, was'a 32nd degree Mason and belonged to the American Legion. He is survived by his wife; twin daughters, Miss Eleanor Rockwood and Mrs, Jerry Briggs, both of Des Moines; and one granddaughter. Also surviving are one sister and one brother, Miss Vivian Rockwood of JohnsonCity,Tenn., and Curtis Rockwood of Palos Heights, ni. Get Good Tan And Have Fun Sandy O'Brien, Bode; Linda Fritz, Wesley; Rodney Jensen, Lone. Rock; and Richard Thornsen, Lakota, represented Kossuth county for a week of conservation training at the state camping center, Madrid, Iowa. The 4-H'ers studied many phases of conservation and will work on a county wide conservation program for three 4-H'ers, representing different age levels, from each county club. Sandy O'Brien was among the six campers to be considered as camp spirit. All four campers supported a fine tan and reported they enjoyed tent living for a week. A safety measure, which it is hoped will help solve the problem of children and adults alike who attempt to cross East State street in the area of the old Athletic Park and wading pool here, was undertaken this week. A green crosswalk was painted across the intersection, north to south, on State street at the west side of that street's intersection with Phillips street. All pedestrians have been urged to use ONLY that crosswalk to get to the Athletic Park and wading pool area from the north side of State street. An official notice of the safety step will be found in today's issue of the UDM - signed by Mayor Bill Finn. If adults will use a little common sense in crossing at the crosswalk - and also when crossing at intersections in the city - the problem could certainly be minimized, according to Mayor Finn. Children often follow the example of adults, so when an adult jay-walks, a child gets the wrong Idea. All vehicular traffic at the State-Phillips street intersection is supposed to yield the right- of-way to pedestrians in the new green crosswalk under Iowa law with the threat of possible severe court action. The problem in the vicinity of the wading pool is especially bad during the summer months when hundreds of children make the trek to the pool. Appliances And Cash Stolen At Ledyard Kossuth county sheriffs officers are investigating a pair of break-ins which were reported to them early Monday morning. Thieves entered the Sunray Fertilizer plant and Farmers Cooperative Elevator at Ledyard sometime Sunday night - or early Monday. At the Sunray plant, the break- in was discovered at 5:15 a.m. by Bob Jorgensen, assistant manager. A TV set, radio and about $20 from the cash box were stolen, while at the elevator an undetermined amount of money was taken from a pop machine. Officers were called to the scene about 7 a.m. Asks $60,000 From Railroad Eldon Edgington of West Bend is plaintiff in a damage suit asking $60,000 from the Rock Island railroad, filed this week in Palo Alto district court. The accident happened April 14 at West Bend at a railroad crossing. Winkel and Winkel of Algona are Edgington's attorneys. The plaintiff was riding as a passenger in a car driven by Gregory Origer. Daughter Graduates Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Riebhoff went to Cedar Falls June 4 where they attended commencement exercises at the State College of Iowa. Their daughter, Joyce, was among those graduating. Joyce will teach in the Des Moines public schools this fall. Cattlemen Can Register Brands If Use Okayed Plan Campout Boy Scout troop 70 of Algona, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club, held their third weekend campout for this year with another camp-out planned June 19-20. In the evening of the 19th they will hold a court of honor at their local camp ground site. Troop 70 has 26 Boy Scouts. Kossuth County Recorder Clara Walker announced this week that it is now possible for cattle growers to make application for the right to adopt a brand for use on their livestock. The application form may be obtained at her office. The application is seat to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and recorded there as official, if the brand does not consist of more than three letters or figures. Registrant should also give two choices of brand and jaw brands, neck brands and ear marks cannot be registered. Cattlemen are warned against using the brand until notification that the brand has been awarded. There is a recording fee with the Dept. of Agriculture of $15 and a small fee for recording at Mrs. Walker's office here. Branding has never been used much in this area, but might be a good idea with the advent of "rustlers", who each year manage to get away with many head in the county. Animals also often stray through broken fences and open gates. Identity by brand would be unquestionable. County Fatality Tragedy struck again Monday morning on Kossuth 1 s highways when an elderly Lakota man, Henry Greenfield, 79, succumbed to Injuries received in a one- car accident near there. He became the county's fourth fatality of 1965, third in five days and second Monday morning, with both of Monday's victims dying in crashes that occurred at the same time - 11:10 a. m. Mr. Greenfield, taken to the Blue Earth hospital in an ambulance from Elmore, died shortly after arrival at the hospital. The mishap occurred near the junction of highways 169 and 9, about 1 3/4 miles north of Lakota. Mr. Greenfield, alone in his auto, was headed south on 169. Investigating officers, Deputy Sheriff Don Wood and Patrolman Charles Bird, stated the right rear tire of the vehicle blew out. The auto swerved, slanted across the highway and rolled into the east ditch, coming to a stop headed north on a fence line, near a power pole. The car was 'termed a total loss. Gary Jones, Elmore, a witness, was following the Greenfield car at a distance of about one-half mile and saw the auto weave and swerve before it left the road. Deputy Sheriff Wood was notified at 11:35 a. m. and dispatched an ambulance to the scene, and when he and Bird arrived, the ambulance had taken the severely injured man to Blue Earth where he died. Clarence Erickson, marshal at Elmore, accompanied the ambulance to the mishap scene and to the hospital. Former Algona Resident Dies On West Coast Mrs. Frank Mann, 81, resident of Algona many years ago when her husband operated the Ford garage, died Sunday at Community hospital, San Gabriel, Cal. She had been ill three weeks. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors include a sou, Bill; one grandchild; a great- grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Dor ranee, Fairmont. Funeral services were held in California.

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