Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 20, 1967 · Page 1
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ADVANCE A I I/ i r Alqona ho^uth County State Historical Society X City, Iowa COURT CASH Co. of North Ai. Richard filstecker, tccount, $196.47. ALOONA WtATHift * """*• ** »• «**, et Asjsnt, ton. mil »*«*» u*» A* ef «weie» /*»* VOL * " N °' * - ™ UMDAY ' JULY M < W», ALOONA, IOWA - 20 PAOIS IN 3 SECTIONS July 12 July 13 _ July 14 _ July 15 _ July 16 _ July 17 _ July 18 _ July 19 _ ST. ANN Hifh 82 — _ 72 _ _ 77 84 84 84 - 84 BIRTHS Lew Rain 56 48 49 52 54 57 .84 59 62 July 13 — Mr. and Mrs. David Doocy, Bancroft, girl, 7 Ib. 15 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hermann, Bode, twins, boy, 6 Ib. 12 oz., girl, 7 Ib. 5% oz. July 15 — Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Downs, boy, 7 Ib. 3Vi oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Darold Simmons, Algona, girl, 6 Ib. 5 oz. BUILDING PERMITS Glen Snider, construct shed, $40; Madelia Walker, remove windows and enclose windows; Vincent Esser, construct patio, $70; Herman and Grace Jansen, construct roof over patio, $60; Leo Cassel, reshingle porch, $100; Wilbur Zeigler, remodel garage and reshingle part of house, $1000. WEDDING PERMITS Loren Wibben, Humboldt, Phyllis Wallentine, Lakota; Clay Lockett, Betty Osborn, both Rolfe; Eugene C. Schneider, Bancroft, Janice L. Angle, Swea City; Robert J. Palzin, Fairmont, Shirley J. Johnson, Ledyard; Richard G. Hyman, Rochester, Minnesota, Jane F. Vaske, Rochester, Minn.; Richard Elbert, Margaret Bierstedt, both Algona. MAYOR'S COURT 'Larry C. Nutter, Brownsburg, Ind., public intoxication, • $25; Ronald Edward Becker, Irvington, reckless driving, 125; Wayne Dale Rapp, Renwick, speeding, $15; Monte Thomas Collins, of Algona, speeding, $25; Larry Lee Monger, Algona, speeding, $10; Andrew D. Kramer, Wesley, flailing to stop in assured clear distance causing acti- went, $10; Carol Rae ( Jones, Lone Rock, following too closely, $10; Duane E. Clark, of Perry, OMVI, waived preliminary hearing to district court, bond $350; Richard Roy Sarchet, Algona, OMVI, entered a plea of not quilty. After hearing court found sufficient evidence. Defendant bound to district court, bond $950. ST. ANN HOSPITAL July 11 — Agnes Thilges, Algona, medical; Mary R. Mogensen, Bancroft, medical. July 12 — Vera Anderegg, West Bend, medical; Milford Smith, Burt, accident. July 13 — Margaret Haubach, Algona, medical; Marie Weiland, Whittemore, medical; Bertha Welp, Bancroft, medical. July 14 — Helen Strickler, Algona, medical; Anna Evert, Algona, medical. July 15 — Louise Larson, Garner, medical; Leona and Ed. Zins, Nicollet, Minn., accident; Bill and Mary Ellen Barry, Des Moines, accident. July 16 — Rozina Myers, of Waterloo, medical; Joseph Murray, Bancroft, medical. July 17 _ Debra Specht, Algona, medical; Jess G. Grubb, Algona, medical; Armour Lempkee, Algona, medical; Juanita Loss, Irvington, medical; Eulalie Altman, Algona, medical. July II — Wilma Wirts, Algona, medical; Kenneth Roethler, Algona, medical; Max Mesing, Algona, medical. NEW VEHICLES George HUbert Bierstedt, Whittemore, Chev. Trk.; Oliver Sigvard Carlson, Algona, Ford p/u; Sinclair Petrochemicals, Inc. Burt, Ford Trk.; Edward Mike Stattelman, Jr., West Bend, Safeway MH; Read's Furniture, Inc., Algona, Chev. Van; Long's Dairy, Algona, Chev. Van; Jack C. or Yvonne Nyman, Bancroft, Chev.; Alfred A4*ro Kreuger, Lone Rock, Volkswagen; Floyd Ellsworth Treat, Swea City, Ford; Frederick Ludwig or Vera Mae Will, Corwith, Plym.; Lola Isabel! Scuffham, Algona, Olds; Ray M. or Margaret Eichhorn, Lakota, Ford; Everett LeRoy Garbett, Algona, Buick; Donald Charles or Helen Louise Sjpgren, Algona, Ford; John Joseph or Lois Conine Vint, Algona, Dodge; Ruth Elaine Braatz, Whittemore, Rambler; Marcial Novis Bartolo, Jr. Ledyard, Chev.; Oliver Sigvard Carlson, Algona, Lincoln; Joseph Lester Downey, Al- ^Advance 2 ^T %r 1 Heavy hail damage Sunday A _ _ -._... _ ^^^^__^ _^ . -m.±-l L ^^^^t-^^ _ __ .. . --.-|-,-_. r -_,i, -'--.. -I.-.-'. -tT Plan $150,000 fund-raising drive to modernize hospital ABOVE, Richard Briscoe, professional fund raiser, explains how his firm will conduct the campaign to raise money.to modernize and maintain St. Ann hospital. At right are Mayor Bill Finn and General Hospital Committee Chairman Harry Greenberg. The men spoke before a crowd of over 125 persons at a meeting held Monday evening at the new Legion building in Algona. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Titonka couple escape injury in Lakes crash Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ricklefs, Titonka, escaped serious injury Sunday afternoon when their oar was sideswiped from the rear on highway 71 near Spirit Lake. They, were, both shaken up but not hospitalized. They had left the cabin of a son, Arnie, on Big Spirit Lake a few minutes before and were returning home. They turned onto highway 71 and had traveled only a short distance when a convertible came over a hill in back of them and sideswiped them as it attempted to pass. The convertible dug into the Ricklefs car about an inch all along the side, then went out of control and flew into a ditch ahead of them. The Ricklefs car had 'between 1600 and $700 damage. The accident occurred about 4 p.m. There was no report on the condition of the young people in the wrecked convertible. Admit theft of ten batteries Two juveniles from Evansdale, Iowa admitted theft of 10 used batteries from the rear of the Gambles store here, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Tuesday. The theft took place Sunday afternoon, July 9, and the pair, ages 15 and 16 years old, sold the batteries to Leonard Pesicka shortly after. The latter was unaware they were stolen. The two youths were visiting relatives in Algona when the thefts occurred and were at Newell, Iowa when Lindhorst contacted them. They will be turned over to Black Hawk county juvenile authorities. DATE 50TH WEDDING SWM City — The Eldon Links will be hosts for an open house at the First Baptist church, Swea City, for the 50th wedding of the parents, the Ervin Links. There will be a program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, with open house until 5 p.m. They request no gifts. A reception will be held in Fellowship hall. r—-. ____ *, S wia, Ford; Patrick Bradley, urt, Pont,; Paul A- &/or Elsie A. Koppen, Lakota, Merc.; Eldora Emma Schmeling, Whittemore, Plym.; Martin Anthony or Mario Miller, Livermore, Buick; Cleg Otto or Alberta D. Kautsch, Whittejnore, Pont.; Herman V. or Laura M. Becker, Irvington, Pont; Florence M. Bjustrom, Algona, Buick; Carl Phillip or Elizabeth Catherine Ludwig, Algona. Ohev.; Lyu- wood LeRoy McKay, Bode, Buick. West Bend farmer is new supervisor A 58-year old Garffield township farmer, Ernest Schmidt, was appointed supervis- or'from district 1 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Charles Plathe on the Kossuth Board of Supervisors. Announcement was mad* Tuesday by Auditor Marc Moor*. The selection was made by Moore, Clerk of Court Alma Pearson and Recorder Mertie Huber. He will assume the position immediately. Mr. Schmidt was one of 12 persons submitting applications for the position. He will serve until the 1968 fall election at which time he indicated he will run for election for the position. MR. SCHMIDT is married and he and his wife Ida have three grown children. They are Charles, who farms in Humboldt county just across the line; James, who farms in Whittemore township; and daughter Marilyn, Mrs. Lyle Zeltwanger of Minnesota. The Schmidts farm three miles east and one mile south of West Bend and were in the hail zone which caused heavy crop damage Sunday afternoon. Mr. Schmidt his served en the West Bend Cc*op Elevator beard and •• its president. In additon, he is presently serving as president of the West Bend Co•p Creamery beard. The family belongs to the Apostolic Christian church. He is a registered democrat but indicates he often votes a ERNEST SCHMIDT split ticket. Mr. Plathe, who had served on the Kossuth Board of Supervisors since 1956 and was elected chairman in January, died suddenly July 7 at his home. Retires after 60 years banking F. L. "Roy" McMahon was honored guest at a party given him by the officers and directors of the Iowa State bank, Algona, at the Algona Country Club on July 18, 1967 with Kossuth County Bankers and adjoining county as well as many correspondent banker friends in attendance. Roy started his banking career in June 1917 and has been with the Iowa State since its incorporation March 1928. About 90 friends were in attendance. KGLO leases ground for translator tower Announcement was made today by Lloyd D. Leers/ station manager of KGLO-TV in Mason City, that a lease hat been signed with Mamie Frenltl and Merle Mexley for a titt for a KGLO-TV Translator. Loers advised the Advance yesterday that papers are new being prepared for application to the FCC for a construction permit. When making his announcement, Leers empha- siied that the translator will be constructed here no matter what the outcome of next week's Cable TV election. When queried about the upcoming Cable TV election in Algena, Lo*r* stated that "the Cable TV election and KGLO-TV't translator plan* er« two separate entitles." And he stated that the outcome of neyt Tuesday's election will have no bearing whatsoever on Translator plans by his firm. turns Nugent, who hat been in Algona for the past three weeks representing the WMT-TV people, welcomed the Latin announcement. "We feel this thews to the people o« Algena that a vote for Cable TV will not affect the chance* of Translator TV here/' he said Tuesday. "The two systems can work side by tide." Over 125 at first meeting here Monday Over 125 persons attended the meeting Monday evening at the Veteran's 'Memorial building at which the problem of maintaining St. Ann hospital was thoroughly discussed. Speaking to the group were Harry Greenberg, general chairman of the hospital committee; Mayor William Finn; and Richard Briscoe, professional fund raiser from Thomas Finn Associates of Kansas City. They told of the Benedictine Sisters agreement to run the hospital and the critical need for financial support to to modernize, upgrade and maintain Algona's hospital. Greenberg stated that this would be a "sizeable project" which might cost up around $150,000. 'Mayor Finn opened the meeting, giving a brief summary of the history of St. Ann hospital. He noted that the hospital was built and financed 17 years ago partly by local funds and partly by money provided by the Sisters of Mercy. Financial problems edvel- oped five years ago, and there was a shortage of em- ployes in 1965. It was at this time that the Sisters of Mercy expressed their desire to terminate their operation of •St. Ann's. In an effort to keep the hospital here, the hospital committee first extended invitations to Catholic and Protestant orders. At that time the committee also considered making St. Ann's a county hospital, but they thought it a remote chance that such a proposal would pass a county vote. A city hospital was also considered, but the bonding and financing was deemed prohibitive. Next, the Sioux City nuns, from the Order of St. Benedict, contacted the committee and agreed to operate the hospital with the cooperation of the community. Mr. Greenberg opened his talk by listing many of Algona's fine facilities and then commenting that, "We don't want to be second class when it comes to a hospital. We want a fine hospital." HE THEN explained the extensive modernization .program planned for St. Ann, saying that all of the items were needed, but that some stood higher on the priority list than others. The largest dollar project, and probably the highest priority item, is the central air conditioning unit for the hospital. This, he said, should not only be thought of as a comfort, but also as a part of the treatment of patients. A private engineering firm noted that window air conditioners have their limitations and can even spread staff infections in same cases. The other needed item* included stand-by power, new light in the operating rooms and emergency room, a new operating table, piped in oxygen to each room, an intercom system for each room, parking lot and roadway repair, more electric beds, some deluxe rooms, relocation of the X-ray lab, a walk-in freezer «nd cooler in the kitchen, additional lab equipment and a blood bank. It is for these items that the (Continued on Page 6) THE CORN PLANTS in the above photo are bent and tattered after being hit by the hail which fell in Sunday's storm. This field is located just off the Lotts Creek road in the area which was hit hardest by the hail. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. G. A. WITTKOPF, Algona, holds a hail stone which fell Sunday on the Ida Wittkopf farm two miles west of Lotts Creek. The ice, shown above on a piece of tin foil, had been reduced to half its original size by the time this photograph was taken. Mr. Wittkopf said his mother's farm received about 25 per cent crop damage, as well as damage to several buildings. His own farm, located two miles south of Lotts Creek, had 75 per cent bean loss and 70 per cent corn loss. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Three twps. in west are hardest hit Hail damage from Sunday's storm took a heavy toll in corn, bean and oats crops, with the most extensive damage located in a 3 mile wide swath which extends from Fairmont, Minnesota to Bradgate. The farms located about 7 ¥2 miles west of Algona were those hit hardest by the hail stones which were measured as large as 3'/4 inches across. Much of the bean crop in the area west of Algona near Whittemore was completely wiped out, the plants being reduced to the stems. Corn damage averaged about 50 to 80 per cent in the area, while most of the oats were 100% losses. FRANCIS Bjustrom, whose farm is located in the hard hit area near Whittemore, estimated that he had 100% loss on his beans, and 75 to 80% on his corn. Orville Mueller, who farms east of Bjustrom, said that his losses were heavy. He had insurance on his beans, but not on the corn. Garbrant Wibben, whose farm is located on the Lotts Creek road, had extensive damage to his home and buildings as well as heavy crop damage. He lost all the windows on the north side of his home, and the hail punched holes through the roof of his house which had been reshin- gled last fall. Windows on the (Continued on Page 5) MAP ABOVE shows the areas bit by heavy hail, rain and winds Sunday afternoon in Kossuth County. A Pitt! about three miles wide cut through seven weft Koceutji townships with farms in the Lotts Creek, Whittemore an4 Garfieid townships getting the worst of the hail. There were also some farm* getting heavy hail damage in Riverdale township and lighter nail damage was reported in Union townships and in a path from Ledyard to Titonka. ^K^V^Mp*W w yf £^SP W ^pjBjflr

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