Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 31, 1967 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, July 31, 1967
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Scory fun Friday - \ qona Koivuth County • MOM **• MM*, C** •* t*M> ** *»"•• MMA M*^; DM^ia under Act af Oonortu March I, lift VOL, if — NO. 59 — MONDAY, JULY 31, 1967, ALOONA, IOWA - 6 PAGES IN 1 SECTION vance is set for Augusts Winners in Sweo City contest HANSON/ 2% year old daughter of the Gerald Hansons, Algona, seems to be enjoying the pony ride she had Friday afternoon during the festivities for Ridiculous Days here in Algona. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Winner gets ride In an adjourned session with Mayor Finn and councilmen Muckey, Cook, Peirce and Elbert, the Algona city council set August 9 as the date for the hearing on the proposed 1988 budget. The hearing will take place at 8 p.m. at the city hall. In their regular session on Wednesday evening, July 26, the council adopted a resolution for the construction of storm and sanitary sewer in the east part of the city. Storm sewer study.for East Grove street and the Northwestern track was .also discussed, but it was agreed that further study should be made before any action is taken. The council adopted a resolution accepting street conveyance for the reopening of Walnut street from Johnson to McCoy street. Beer permits were approved for the Colony Inn, Sjogren's, . and East End Grocery. Liquor and cigarette permits were approved for the Colony Inn. Permits had previously been denied the Colony Inn. Mayor Finn also presented two certificates at Wednesday's meeting. One went to City Clerk Dave Smith for the completion of a professional training course in public works administration at the University of Iowa. The course is sponsored by the International City Managers Association. ' The other certificate was presented to Bob Lemkee by the state for achievement of the highest grade of recognition given to waste water treatment plant operators. Certificates are issued after operators have taken a state test. THERE'S NOTHING like an "open-air" cruise of downtown Algona as Dave Hankins (seated in .the wagon) will testify. On the other hand, Chuck Volk (pulling the wagon) is not at all sure that he's ready to replace the automobile. It's all a pay-off of a bet made at the start of the baseball season. Both men coached separate teams in the Peewee League. Hankins captained the Mets and Volk championed the Colts. It was decided whichever team lost the championship, its coach would pull the winner through the streets of Algona in a wagon with team members following. The picture above is "Worth a thousand words." Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Two are ridiculous loses to Ft. Dodge Wednesday Fonda — Fort Dodge edged Bancroft 2-1 in district baseball finals Wednesday night. Bancroft ended the season with 20 wins and two losses. Their other loss was at the hands of Twin Rivers early in the season. Fort Dodge scored its runs in the top of the fourth inning after Bancroft had taken the lead in the bottom of the 3rd. Fort Dodge had two runs on seven hits and had one error. Bancroft scored one run on three hits and made three errors. One of Bancroft's hits was a triple by losing pitcher Steve Vaske. Bancroft will lose five seniors from this year's teariY They are: Dick Diers, Charles Farrow, John Meyers, Steve Schneider and Steve Vaske. Wesleyen it named to FNA Congressman Wiley Mayn* s office has announced Uie congressman will be ait the Kossuth fair on TuesdaV, August 13. Beginning August 3 he will appear also at fairs at Alia, Ida Grove, LeMafs, Cherokee, Sioux Center, PYinv ghar, Spirit Lake, Emmetsburg, Moville, Sac City, Estherville, Rock Rapids and Sibley. * Area College survey dated f in Algona soon ' i Algona will soon be sujj 1 - veyed by the Iowa Lakes Community college for a pff>- posed post-high school autp- mechamcs course. The course upon a favorable survey would most likely be a two year course dealing with all phases of auto-mechanics. • Factors determining the outcome of the survey would be community interest and need, suitable building that would be leased, and the availability of student*, from the area. Approval of the state board of public instruction would also be needed. By action of the area college board a regular meeting July 25 other sites or towns also to be served for vocational courses are Spirit Lake and Spencer. Emmetsburg has already been surveyed for a farm technology course. The college will offer three vocational courses in Estherville this fall. They are practical nursing, office occupations, and feeds and fertilizers. Tuition for the courses will be $100 per semester in all courses. , . The college board also will put to a, vote at the annual school election September)! 1 in the five county area on a propasition for a 3/4 mill levy imposed on all taxable property for buildings and equipment for the area college. The board voted to use additional revenue to expand the vocational educational programs for the area. Thfl levy would be for a five-year period and can pass by a simple majority. Miss Kossuth- Winnebago title to Ledyard girl MORE THAN 800 persons looked on Thursday evening as Gretchen Ann DeBoer of Ledyard was crowned "Miss Kossuth-Winnebago" at Swea City Fair and Field Days. To the left of Miss DeBoer, who is shown seated on her throne, is outgoing queen Linda Kay Hoeppner of Lakota. First runner-up Ann Louise Anderson, ".Miss Thompson," is shown in the lower left of the photo with her trophies for winning the swimsuit division and the title of "Miss Congeniality." To the right of Miss Anderson is Linda Kay Rognes, "Miss Lake Mills," who took second runner-up spot and won the talent competition. Miss DeBoer will receive a $200 scholarship, a portion of the gate receipts and numerous gifts from area merchants. She is the daughter of Supt. and Mrs. Gilbert DeBoer of Ledyard. Miss Anderson will receive a $100 scholarship and Miss Rognes a $50 scholarship. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Two at Burt win 50-year Mason awards county group CHAMBER OF Commerce Secretary BUI (Curly) Steele, shown in center above, was really looking for a Jeo- pard skin suit like that worn by. Parla Carr, left, when he asked store owner Jack ChrischiUes if he had any in stock Not finding the suit after looking in all the Ridiculous Day stands, it was rumored Saturday that Bill had begun to pull out his curly hirsute adornment. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. tering the event to mail entries to the Farm Bureau office in Algona. The pull takes place Wednesday, August 16, 7 p.m., in front of the grand- The Kossuth Farm Bureau stand at the fairgrounds, fin- tractor pull committee, head try forms must be in the ed by Donald Strayer, Burt, county office no later than urges those planning on en- Saturday noon. Aug. 12. Fair tractor (Hill tallies le close Kenneth D. Crandall, county, supervisor for Farmers Home Administration, has announced the appointment of George Detmering, Wesley, as new committeeman for the Kossuth Farmers Home Administration County Committee for a three-year term beginning July 1. Mr. Detmering and his family live northwest of Wesley where he carries on his farming operation. Mr. Detmering replaces Arthur Rode, Titonka, who has completed his three-year term. Other committee members are Marvin Simsonsmeier, Swea City, and Garmon Adams, of Whittempre. Cpmmitteemen determine eligibility of applicants who apply for financial assistance for operating loans, farm ownership, rural housing in towns under 5,500 population, economic opportunity loans for agriculture and non-agricui ture purposes such as small businesses, loans for sewer and water systems, rental housing and recreational facilities for rural communities. Burt — The Masonic Lodge presented 50 year awards to two members July 27. A 6:30 banquet was served to the Masons and their wives with 111 present at the Burt Legion hall. The dinner was served by the Cunningham cafe. Following the dinner William Brubaker, Grand Master of Masons in Iowa, introduced the Grand Officers and their wives. There were eight Grand Officers present. Then the Masons went to the Lodge hall to formally receive the Grand Officers and the women guests were entertained at the Legion hall by Enid Robinson, of Hampton, who displayed yard goods. She has Enid's Fashion Fabrics at Hampton and at Forest City. After the reception the Masons returned to the Legion hall and W. G. M. Brubaker presented the 50-year certificates and lapel buttons to J. L. Miller and to F. L. Ryerson.. Speaker was Past Grand Master Hoyt Woods, Reasnor. Rites for Lane infant hold Gravesite rites for the stillborn infant child of Mr. and Mrs, Gary Lane, Algona, were held at Riverview cemetery here last week with McCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. LORAS GRADUATE Bernard L. Plenel, Algona, will be graduated at Loras college, Dubuque, August 3 with a major in political science. History Society moves to new location Tuesday through Thursday of last week was moving day for • the Historical Society •here in Algona. During these busy days, tihey transferred their showcases and exhibits from their old location above the Security State Bank to their new home at the old Legion building on Dodge Street. Several of the exhibits have already been set, up, but the work will continue for several more days. A setting from an early American home is nearly completed on the first floor, as is a war memorial corner. Newspapers from 1870 to 1934 and an exhibit of early day dishes can also be seen on the first floor. A showcase for loaned displays will be located here. The basement floor will house old farm equipment and other larger antiques, while Alice Condon is planning an art display for the top floor, in addition to other exhibits. Most of the cases and fixtures have come from the Ohrisohilles Store. Door knobs for the ladies powder room were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sorenson. The Historical Society has about 450 members, with regular members paying $2 yearly, contributing members $10, sustaining members, $50, and life members, $25. MANKATO GRADUATES Graduates at Mankato State July 15 from Kossuth included James L. Nitohals, economics, Donald L. Wells, elementary, Algona; and Lorimer R. Bjorklund, industrial arts, and Edith D. Swanson and Alice D. Peterson, elementary, all of Swea City. Sings Winner of the "Miss suth-Winnebago" title of Swea City Fair and Field Days was Gretohen DeBoer, Miss Ledyard. Gretohen, 18, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert DeBoer, Ledyard. She will be a freshman at Iowa State University this fall. She has been active in school music and dramatics and received the National Merit Scholarship letter of commendation and the Arion Award. Her favorite sport is basketball. Blonde-haired and blue- eyed, she is 5' 7" and weighs 112 Ibs. She plans an education degree in English anil speech. Her talent was a dramatic reading. The new queen will compete in the 1968 "Miss Iowa" contest, a preliminary to the "Miss America" contest. First runner-up to the title was Ann Anderson, "Miss Thompson", the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burt R. Anderson. She will be a junior at Buena Vista College. Her talent was a humorous reading "A Livin' On The Farm". She will now compete in the "Miss Iowa" contest, a preliminary to the "Miss USA- Miss Universe" contest. Second runner-up was Linda Rogncss, "Miss Lake Mills", the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Rogness. She will be a freshman at Luther College, Decoraih. Her talent was a vocal solo. Selected by her running- mates, Miss Congeniality was Ann Anderson, "Miss Thompson". Other highlights of Fair & Field Days at Swea City were livestock judging, a display of flower arrangements, 4-H projects and hobbies, an old- time threshing exhibition and the evening tractor pull. "* " Winners of the tractor pull were Harry Larson, Armstrong, Class AA and Class D; Leonard Larson, Armstrong, Class A; Paul Thoreson, Swea City, Class B; George Johnson, Swea City, Class C; Roger Farland, Swea City, Class E; and Dean Dodds, Algona, Class F. Each first place winner received $25. Livestock winners were AH little leaguers and their Jerome Anderson, Ledyard, parents are invited to attend sheep; Dave Tokheim, Arm- the big windup of the Little strong, horses; Harvey Work, Jr., Swea City, hogs and Hoi- stein cattle; Douglas Johnson, Plan festivities Wednesday for little leaguers League season in Algona, presented and sponsored by the Algona Recreation Commis- Swea City, Angus cattle; Thor sion, Miles Sloniker, recrea- Thoreson, Swea City, Short- tion commissioner, announced horns; Daryl Holcomb, Swea Saturday. City, Herefords and Loren Wednesday evening at the Brandt, Swea City, showman- old Athletic park at 6 p.m., ship, there will be a 45 minute exhibition game showing parents and friends the action in this league using the "T" stand, between a team conbining the Colts and the Mets versus players from the Astros, Cubs and Saints. • At 7:45 p.m. there will be a one hour exhibition between Coach Gary Barr's Spartans and special all stars team from the other teams in the Senior league Brocke Laws. Free barbecue for fair again this year The annual free barbecue, . . coached by sponsored by the merchants and businessmen of the coun- JQiN SOCIETY Named to membership m the State Historical Society recently, according to Supt. William Petersen, from Kossuth are Mrs. Beulah M. Lee, Lone Rock, Mrs. Theodore Hutchison, Algona, and Mrs. Bernice Haag, Swea City. KITTY HARDGROVE, "Miss Algona," performs her number, "I Can't Say No" in the talent competition ; Thursday night at the Miss Kossuth-Winnebago" Pageant held at the Swea City high school. $300 damage in accident Friday The Algona police department investigated an accident Friday evening which caused an estimated $300 damage to the two vehicles involved. The accident occurred as David P. Steinblock, 17, Bancroft, was traveling east on Oak street and Clifford E. Etherington, 60, Algona, was traveling nrrt'-. on Wooster street. Their autos collided at the intersection, causing $150 damage to Steinblock's I960 Ford and $150 damage to the Etherington 1952 Dodge. Charges of failure to yield the right of way were filed against Steinblock. Following these two exhibition games there will be • free watermelon feed provided by the Recreation Commission to all Little Leaguers who are in attendance . . . players and spectators alike. Players should wear their Little League shirts. The watermelon will be served to the boys by their coaches and volunteers from the local service clubs. ON NAVY CARRIER LEMQRE, CALIF. (FHTNC) July 24 — Seaman Robert C. Boldridge, USN, son of Mr. and 'Mrs. William Boldridge, Algona, is a member of the Navy's newest aircraft squadron, Attack Squadron 147 (VA-147), at the Naval Air Station, Lamore, Calif. Pilots of the newly comtmissioned squadron will fly the A7A Corsair H, the newest light attack jet in the Navy. Members of VA447 just completed an extensive training program with Replacement Qroyp Attack Squadron 122 in preparation for a tour of duty aboard an aircraifit car' tier operating in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Viet ty, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Shrine White Horse Patrol will precede the. free meal at 2 p.m.-Thursday afternoon and follow for a second appearance at 8 p.m. 'Livestock judging throughout the day Tuesday will include market lambs, purebred sheep, and market swine. The Ko&suth County Fair Championship stock car race will highlight Friday, the final day, beginning at 8:30 p.m. with a guaranteed purse of $1,000. The sale of sheep and swine will begin Friday at 8 p.m. and the baby beef auction will start that morning at nine. The fairground gates wil open at 7 a.m, each mornin< and close at midnight, witi f eneral admission 50 cent; jr adults and 25 cents foa children 10 to 13. Genera admission to the grandstan< in the evening will be $1 fo adults and 50 cents for child ren 5 to 10 years old. This year's Fair Board pra ident is Fred Plumb, and $h secretary is Vern McClure. Entry day is August with the judging of horses I p.m. 8U4 ing at 3 p.m

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