The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 10, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 10, 1965
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . - More News - Biggest Circulati &Igona Upper jflotne n £ cla ? m ? U . er > at the postofflce at Afgoha, Iowa. Nov. 1, |93», under Act of Congress of March 3. 187flJ ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1965 24 Tabloid Pages VOL. 100 - NO. 59 The Million Dollar Rain! '.•.•.•.•"•.•;•.•.•"*;•:•*•'•*•" Jobs By Bid To Everds Bros. Everds Bros. Construction of Algona was a successful bidder on three asphaltic concrete resurfacing jobs last week in Iowa Highway Commission lettings. The three projects totaled $847,000. The successful bids were as follows: Greene County - On Iowa 144 from Grand Junction north 4.8 miles at 111,461. Hancock County - On Iowa 111 from Britt northwest 14.9 miles at $413,480. Kossuth County - On Iowa 226 from U.S. 18 north to Titonka, 10.8 miles at $322,091. Former Algona Woman Dies In Minnesota Funeral services for Mrs. Rudolph Harig, 49, the former Laura Hansen of Algona, were held at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here Saturday at 9 a. m., with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were JohnCirhan, Frank Matuska, Herman Becker, Jake Simon, Howard Harig and Leo Harig. Mrs. Harig, a resident of Jackson, Minn., died in a hospital there Wednesday morning. Laura Hansen, daughter of Edward and Elsie Voigt Hansen, was born here Sept. 14, 1915, attended school here and was married to Rudolph Harig here Oct. 10,1949. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors Include her husband; a son. Randy, 10; her mother who lives here; a brother, Wade Hansen, Algona; and a sister, Irene (Mrs. Wilbur Balk), Belle Plain, Minn. 13 Burt Pigs Sold And Flown To Thailand Thirteen head of Puroc pigs, owned by W, J, Stewart and Son, Burt, and sired by Beaver Boy, were shipped recently to the government of Thailand. The pigs were taken to Chicago by Mr, Stewart and flown to Thailand. Thailand officials requested information on Durocs from Iowa State University, Ames, and after considering the information received, bought the pigs directly from tn« Burt bog raiser. 5 Generations, Wehrspans Pictured are five generations of a prominent Kossuth county family, the Wehrspans: Mrs. Anna Wehrspan, 89, Louis M. Wehrspan, 67, Harold Wehrs- pan, 44, Beverly Wehrspan JuhL 20, and Darci Lou Juhl 2 1/2 months. The picture was taken recently. In 1856 the original Wehrspans came to the United States from Germany. They were Bernard and Christinia Flohr Wehrspan. They came up the Mississippi River to settle at Sherrill, Iowa, which is located near Dubuque. They were parents of four children, Henry, Herman, William and Sophie. Sophie married a Hantleman. Herman was born near Brauschweig, Germany in 1847 and was 9 years old when he arrived in Iowa. Herman Wehrspan, at the age of 22, married Katharine Weitze at Sherrill in the year 1869. The next year they moved to Humboldt County and settled on a farm two miles east of Ottosen, Iowa. Ten years later, in 1880, they moved again to Palo Alto County, settling on the farm where L. H. Wehrspan lives today (1965). The move was made with oxen. Herman Wehrspan was prosperous and acquired much land in Fairfield and Lotts CreekTownships. They raised 14 children, 10 girls and 4 boys, all of whom grew to adulthood. One of the children was Gerhard, who was born in 1871. Herman Wehrspan died in 1919 and his wife, Katharine, in 1932. Both are buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Fairville, Iowa. Gerhard Wehrspan married Anna Patzack in 1897 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Whittemore. They bad 5 children, one of whom died in infancy and is buried in the Whittemore Cemetery east of town, Gerhard is buried in St, Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Whittemore, Iowa, He died in 1947 at the age of 76, Anna is still living today (1965) in Whittemore. Louis Wehrspan was born in 1898, the son of Gerhard and Anna Wehrspan. He married Minnie Vaudt in 1920. They had 6 children, all boys. One of the children, Donald, died in 1939 at the age of 16. Harold Wehrspan was born in 1921, son of Louis and Minnie Wehrspan. He married Ruth Hansen in 1943. They had four children, all girls and live in Fenton. Beverly Wehrspan was born in 1945, daughter of Harold and Ruth Wehrspan. She married Terry Juhl in 19G3. They are the parents of Darci Lou Juhl, born April 20, 1965 at Lincoln, Nebraska. $200 Fine For License Charge, District Court Richard W. Stephas was fined $200 and costs in district court by Judge G. W. Stillman this week after he entered a plea of guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while his license was under suspension. Stephas was apprehended by Patrolman Tom Cogdall July 28 in the Lakota area. Appeal bond was set at $300. Judge Stillman also granted a divorce to Myrtle Weig from George Weig. The plaintiff was granted custody of six minor children, with visitation rights for the defendant, property and $4,16 per week support for each child, Two new criminal cases were filed, both as the result of checks. David W. Griffin, defendant, is charged by the State of Iowa with false drawing and uttering of a $25 bank check, which was passed at the Coast-to-Coast store here June 8, Ervin Brass is defendant in the other state case, He is charged with false making and uttering of bank checks, fourth offense, and waived preliminary hearing in Justice Delia Welter's court. He was bound over to district court. 25 New Vehicles Licensed In The Past Week Twenty-five vehicles, most of them automobiles, were licensed last week in Kossuth county. Licenses went to the following: Winnebago Trailer - Hugh M. Black, Algona. Hondas - M. A. Kresbach, Swea City; John C. Richardson, Ledyard; Charles A. Youngwirth, LuVerne; James L. Anderson, Algona. Fords - Glenn W. Mabus, Lakota; Elmer L. Junkermeier, Lakota; Geo. J. McVay, Algona; Merna or Willard Gregson, Algona;- Jeann E. Vitzthum, Wesley; Richard or Marilyn Shellenberg, Wesley; Doris M. Larsen, Burt; Clinton W. or Evelyn Stetzel, West Bend; Quaker Oats Co., Swea City. Chevrolets - Albin or Helen Kayser, Bancroft; Roger or Karen Boyken, Algona; Joe or Leona Henry, Algona; Donald M. Wood, Algona; Rom or Marie Welp, Algona. Pontiac - Oscar or Pearl Hammond, Burt, Buick - Eileen Vaske, Bancroft; Leona M. Kinsey, Algona; Wayne Wick wire, Irvington. Plymouth - Edward A. Heinen, Algona, Four Tornado Funnels But None Ground A two-inch downpour that fell in the Algona area within the space of 45 minutes, Saturday afternoon, brought that "million dollar rain" to the area just at the right time. Crops were badly in need of moisture. The total rainfall he re Saturday afternoon was 2.GG inches, making a total of 3.55 inches of rain recorded here in a four- day span. Unfortunately the same heavy rain of Saturday was not received in the whole county area, but all areas got some moisture in the four-day span. Saturday's rain was ushered in by rapid-moving, heavy, black storm clouds from the west, at about 2:15 p. m., which developed at least four tornado funnels, but none of them touched down. At the Algona airport, where Wayne Johnson, Faris Miner, and several others watched the storm's approach, one funnel swirled across the sky directly above the port and the watching men were able to look straight up into the vortex of the twister. One funnel was also spotted north of the airport and. two more to the west. None touched the ground. A sudden gust that did reach the ground twisted a tie-down plane owned by Leroy Place of Humboldt, and did some minor damage. A $75,000 Aztec plane from Iowa City, whose occupants flew here for a wedding, was unharmed, although only a few yards from the damaged plane. , At the same time temperatures in Algona dropped from 80 to 56 within an hour's time, as the t storm and rain passed. The week's weather: DATE HI LO R Aug. 5 94 64 Aug. 6 85 64 .69 Aug. 7 84 59 .20 Aug. 8 ~ — 2.66 Pickups Collide A minor mishap, with two pickups involved, resulted in $75 damage to one driven by Lawrence H. Riedel, 45, Algona, at 7:30 a. m. Monday. Driver of the other vehicle was Stephen M. Smith, 20, also of Algona. The mishap occurred at the intersection of Pine and Garfield streets and was investigated by local police. Account Matters Two account matters were filed during the weekend in district court here. George's Body Shop is attempting to obtain $45 from Harold Masen in one, while Talbot-Carlson, Inc. is seeking $125.70 from Mor-Gro, Inc. in the other.

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