The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 22, 1965 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 22, 1965
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Clear Pictures - Mora News — Biggest Circulation Entered as second class matter at the postottlce at Algona, ! Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 1965 14 Tabloid Pages - 2 Sections VOL. 100 - NO. 46 Freak Storm Strikes Area Municipal Power Off As Fallen Trees Snap Lines Let's Go Wading - The Waters Fine! | Offer Free Vacations | I At Minnesota Lodge| Win a trip to one of Minnesota's finest resorts, Rainy Lake Lodge at International Falls, Minnesota, on the Canadian border. The Upper Des Moines is awarding gift certificates good for room and board during a four day stay at the lodge anytime during the months of July and August, to anyone selling nine new subscriptions to the Upper Des Moines, at $4 per year, two newspapers a week. No strings are attached. Just an honest- to-goodness opportunity to earn a relaxing summer vacation. The certificate is good for 4 days and 3 nights, meals included, and a free fly-in trip to the Canadian wilderness. The usual American plan regular rate runs from $14 to $16 a day. There are guest rooms in the lodge, as well as cabins. Rooms are large and comfortable with private bath and showers. Literature on Rainy Lake Lodge, an AAA resort that can accommodate 75, is available at the Upper Des Moines office. If one member of a family wins a free vacation, others may .accompany the winner with the gift certificate applying for the individual. There is nothing complicated, no formal entry requirements. Just get nine new subscriptions at $4 a year, turn them in at the Upper Des Moines office, and you get your Vacation Certificate at once. You, the winner, then follow instructions on the certificate as to contacting Rainy Lake Lodge, with the Vacation' time you have chosen to be there. You will arrange your own travel, to and from International Falls. Rainy Lake offers a variety of fish and Black Bay, a favorite spawning grounds of the walleye is ten minutes from the lodge. The lodge provides 18 ft. Larsen boats, large Johnson motors, gas and service. Attendants are at the docks to start you on your fishing trips and to care for your fish and equipment when you return. Daily fishing contests are conducted for youngsters and a complete playground is provided. You may fish or loaf, and explore nature's own wonders with all the comforts of home. Only 9 new subscriptions and the FREE vacation is yours. If you get 18 new subscriptions you get two FREE vacation certificates. V&SftXS^ Arizona Services June 17 For Ex-Algona Girl Funeral services were held last Thursday for a former Algona girl, AM McNeil} Kollasch, 50, who succumbed in Tempe, Ariz, Services and burial were held there. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Ed McNeill, and a graduate of Algona high. Three children, Pamela, Nancy and David survive, as well as her husband. Also surviving are three sisters and four brothers; Mary, Mrs. Russell Larkin, phoenix, Ariz.; Grace, Mrs. Paul Neilis, Phoenix, Ariz.; Paul McNeill, Spirit Lake; Tom McNeill, Wells, Minn,; Ethel, Mrs. John Sneahon, Battle Creek, Mich,; Joe McNeill, Mt, Ayr; JohnMcNeill, Algona, This healthy delegation of Algona youngsters was more than willing to pause a few moments for the above photo at the Algona wading pool, State and Jones street. Do you know any of diem? They were equally eager to see the picture in print, several asking "Will I be in the paper 7" Diane Rentz and Elaine Bruch supervise the wading pool activities each afternoon staring at 1:30. The girls read stories to the group during the rest period at 2:50. (UDM Foto by Tom Waller). Louise Schipull Rites Monday At LuVerne Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Schipull, 69, were held Monday at 1 p. m. at Zion Lutheran church, LuVerne, with the Rev.R.T. Mueller officiating. Burial was in the LuVerne cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Schipull died Thursday evening at St. Ann hospital. Born at Springfield, ni., she came to LuVerne with her parents as a small child and had spent the rest of her life here. Her husband, William SchipuU, whom she married in 1919, died in 1963, Surviving are six children, Mrs. Fred Lupkes and Otto, of Algona, Mrs, Henry Hefty of Lu- Verne, Lyle of Ringsted, Ralph of Wesley and Raymond of Hardy; Other survivors are three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Sophia Schipull of Lockwood, Mo,, Mrs. Harry ward of Decatur, Ark., Mrs. Harold Letts of Woolstock, F red Schumaker and Willie Schumaker, both of Webster City, Pallbearers were Harold Worby, Edward Bebokendorf, Allan Darby, Henry Hiaz, Harold Ristau and Lowell Thomas. A windstorm with some hail that came up suddenly at 9:50 a.m. Sunday morning, struck the Algona area for a 20 minute period, dumped .72 of an inch of rain in near cloudburst proportions, and passed east as suddenly as it came. During the short storm interval, however, winds clocked at the Algbna airport at 65 miles an hour cracked off a number of large trees in Algona, splintered a host of others, and left Algona streets strewn with tree limbs and foliage. Some damage was done to signs in the business area, also. At the Algona airport, a tie- down plane owned by Robert Soper of Anamosa was flipped on its back and a wing broken off, and planes in the west hangar owned by John Forbes, Bob Riedel and the Algona Pilots Ass'n suffered some slight damage as they were tossed around by the high winds. As the storm struck, local power lines were snapped off as trees and limbs began to fall, and as reports of the lines down came in at the Algona Municipal Utilities, a decision was made to entirely cut off all power in the city until the live wires could be found and precautions taken so that no electrocution accidents would occur. All city power was off for about an hour and 45 minutes. At the Northwestern BellTele- phone office here, the loss of municipal power brought into play emergency apparatus maintained by the company, for just such a need, and during the switch over telephone lines were briefly out of commission. Some line damage was also reported and repairmen got on the job at once. At the W. J. Hood residence in Algona, a large tree in a neighboring backyard fell into the Hood yard, severing power and telephone lines and brushed the house in its fall. Similar close calls were reported in other areas, where big trees were toppled. Fortunately, none seem to have struck any homes directly., The rain fell so hard during the short storm that many street intersections were flooded as storm sewers could not handle the load. Many TV antennas toppled and were rendered useless. Area farms also were belted by the winds and rain. Damage was reported at the Eugene Cink farm east of Algona, the Harold Becker farm and a Wichtendahl farm in the Whittemore area. A tornado was reported to have touched down at the Gerald Garman farm, about seven miles northeast of Algona, where much damage was reported to a grove of trees, in a few instances Algona firemen were called shortly before noon whenapower pole was reported on fire in the area of the bowling alley on North Main street. However, the fire could not be found. Much of the clean-up of debris had been completed by home owners before sunset Sunday, with piles of limbs and branches prevalent on practically every parking lot in the city. The storm's duration was only >. about 20 minutes, but a half hour before it swirled in from a westerly direction the sun was shining. In 10 minutes time the sunny sky changed into near- night darkness. Fifteen minutes after the storm had passed, the sky was again breaking into the blue. Four From Area Are Hurt In Weekend Wrecks Four area residents were injured in a pair of accidents in this area during the weekend. All were hospitalized. Taken to Park hospital at Mason City were Floyd J. Hutzell, 30, Algona service station operator and his son, Mark, 6, who sustained a broken shoulder and broken leg, respectively, in a motorcycle-car crash here; and Armando G. Villareal, 24, Swea City, who sustained a fractured vertabra, and Gilbert Rangel, 20, Swea City, who suffered internal and rib injuries in a one-car crash and were taken to the Buffalo Center hospital. Mr. Hutzell and his son were injured at 9:50 p. m. Saturday when the motorcycle they were riding struck a parked car owned by Terry McGuire, 28, also Algona, on East McGregor street. Damage to the motorcycle was estimated at $150, while there was no damage to the auto, according to police who investigated. Charges of failing to have control were filed against Mr Hutzell, while a charge of illegal parking was filed against Mr. McGuire. Villareal and Rangel were injured when an auto driven by the former missed a curve on a county gravel road 3/4 mile north and 1/2 mile west of the junction of highways 169 and 9 at 7;30 p. m. Saturday. Two Receive Broken Legs Robert Joe Penning, 16, of Wesley, and Robert Swyter, 17,Britt, both received broken left legs when the motorcycle on which they were riding collided last Tuesday with an auto in Mason City. Penning also was hospitalized

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