Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 21, 1967 · Page 1
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Monday rites at Fenton for Mrs. Ditsworth Fenton — Mrs. Clayton Ditsworth, 60, Fenton, died of cancer of the liver Wednesday night at the Fairmont Com* munity hospital. Funeral services will be Held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Fenton Methodist church with burial in the church cemetery.. Rev. Eldridge will officiate and the Thomas funeral home is in , charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ditsworth was born Florence Newell, June 16, 1907, at Fenton. She lived in Fehton most of her life except for some of the years while she taught school. She had been a teacher at Fenton in recent years. She was married to Clayton Ditsworth April 6, 1944, in Minneapolis. Survivors include her husband and two daughters, Kathryn and Mary , Ellen, all of Fenton. Three surviving sisters are Mrs.* P. R. Cosgray of •Waynesburg, Pa., Mrs. P. M. Barnes of Whiteboro, N. Y., and Luella Newell of Chicago. 19 from Kossuth go into service Recent Enlistments from Kossuith County are: Army—'Robert Allan' Oar- roll, Tiitonka, Francis Eugene St. John, Algona, Dennis Charles Newel, Fenton, Murray Dean Berggren, Swea City, Thomas John Brink, Bancroft. Navy—Roger W. Giddimg.i, Burl, David W. Tripp; Algona, Phillip J. Jaren, Jr., TiitonHcn, Thomas Leroy Gatton, Algona, Lester Lee Briggs, Algona. , Air Force Jerald W. He!- mers, Algona, David A. Camp, Algona, Ronald G. Johnson, Lakota, Lyle A. Thompson, Swea City. [Recent Inductions from Kossuth county are: Army, Bernard F. Hansen, Whiitte- more, Garry Glenn Gralhain, Algonia, Roger K. Ferris, Algona, Michael Terry Graham, Butt; Bernard Joseph Schade, Bode. Gashes head when he blacks out AI qona Hcmuth County ii-r—TTmnnr r 111^ ninn i rii-Trrr-rm-T-irm- i n ir i --• - • 11 .iiini.i. , •in... iii.ini inn ~ n rrir Triljirir--- -- ,t • im -T..I- i ir n » ,. jmm •ffbis^ll^ fli •••••4 ^Lgjam gugg^ fj^pfc t jgWW| a^ A|g^^^ |^^ MMf! ^.^^JA** •AUste •*•••* ^j "'Jl^.^,^^ ** ---*. * • *** •iiiBiew ^a* ^i^sm ^S^BW fffBjHiajrf •••M* t| ITVW^ fJVv n^pWs% FVIffJ WWII psfMVTVrCV MsW WaW ^v . vOTl^Wsl PnOfQl •/ IVrT e* AHene, MM Melt VOL. 67 - NO. 45 - MONDAY, AUO. 21, 19*7, ALGONA, IOWA - | PAOIS IN 1 SICTION State, Historical Societj Iowa nance Livestock sells for $69.970 Motorbike hits track, Wesley youth injured A Wesley youth, Duan?. Monson, was treated at St. Ann hospital and released Friday afternoon after his motorbike collided with a Kossuth County truck driven by Cornelius E. Zaugg at the corner of McGregor and Phillips street about 5 p.m. The motorbike had $360 in damage. Monson was thrown from the machine but appear- ently was not seriously injured after being checked at the hospital. He was following a oar going south and pulled around it when the car made a left turn. His machine collided with the truck, which was going north and making u left turn. City police were called to the scene. They checked another accident there two days earlier when a car driven by Alvin L. Sohroeder, Iowa City, struck an unknown pickup aiboui 4:37 p.m. There were no injuries. Police also were called to an accident at Main street and highway 18 Friday morning about 10 a.m. when a car driven by John Stegemann, Hoyden, Iowa collided wiltlh a truck driven by Robert Elggtii, McGregor, with $450 damage to the car. No charges were filed in any of the three accidents. Garry Davis new at Algona Lanes Art Widman, 55, well-known bartender at the Algona Country Club and American Legion hall here, is a patient at St. Garry Davis, 26, has been Ann hospital this week after named assistant manager of blacking out at Sjogren's Gro- the Algona 'Bowling Lanes, it eery Thursday morning. He was- announced today by fell and gashed his head on manager, Ken Meyer. His a freezer case and was taken •new' position takes effect unto St. Ann by ambulance for mediately. Mr. Davis was recently discharged from military duty. During his four year's service duty, he received his bowling X-ray and treatment. MOVE OFFICES The Mw firm of linman, Lynch & Straub have moved management experience, their law offices to 111 North His duties will include in, Hall street. They were located atructuig, ball fitting and in the Kossuth Mutual Insur- over-toll managjemerot. Mr. ance building on Dodge. Davis is a native Algonan. 100 bu. of beans stolen at Lakota Theft of about 100 bushels of soy beans was reported by Paul Koppen, Lakota farmer, to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst last week. The theft took place sometime Tuesday night, Aug. 15. Koppen had the beans stored in a steel bin about five miles southeast of Lakota, No one is living on the farm, "It appeared as if a Urge canvas or something similar was laid down on the ground at the base of the bin," Lindhorst reported, He said the Erpelding shows champion beef THIS WAS THE scene Wednesday afternoon as Don Erpelding, 15, was presented a ribbon and trophy for his Grand Champion Baby Beef. The 855-pound Angus took the first place honor over a 900-pound Shorthorn shown by 1 Lenora Hilbert of LuVerne. Don is the son of the Francis Erpeldings of rural Bode. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Congratulations to reserve champi . GRAND CHAMPION Baby Beef winner Don Erpelding, Bode, is shown above as he congratulates Lenora Hilbert, "LuVerne, for her fine competition in the Baby Beef division. Lenora's white Shorthorn took the Reserve Champion Baby Beef honor as well as Grand Champion Shorthorn and Beef Showmanship. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Champion beef brings '60 per hundred The annual sale of 4-H livestock Friday morning brought $69,970.23 at the Kossuth County Fair. Total amount paid for the livestock was down about $3,000 from a year ago but there were less animals sold and the total sale averaged above a year ago. A total of 224,155 pounds of baby beef sold for $61,758.94 an average of $27.55 included th e g r t« n d champion and $27.43 without the champion. A total of 137 hogs were sold for $7,034.76 or an average of $24.10 with the champion and $23.91 without ' the champion. 29,188 pounds were sold. In the lamb division, 4,457 pounds were sold including 55 lambs for $1,176.53. The average was $26.40 including the champion and $25.40 without. The Grand Champion baby beef shown by Don Erpelding of Bode sold for $60 per hundredweight, one of the best prices brought in area fairs and $19 above last year's $41 price. It was purchased by the Kerber Milling Co. of Emmetsburg and the 865-pound animal brought $519 net. Grand Champion market lamb shown by Daniel Bernhard, Algona, was purchased by the-Wesley, Go-op-Eleyator and brought $69 per hundredweight. The 102-pound lamb netted $70.38. IN THE HOG division, the Grand Champion market hog was shown by Gary Laabs, of Fenton. The 218-pound hog sold for $50 per hundredweight to the Skow Stock Farm of Wesley and brought $109 net. Both hog and lamb prices were up also from a year ago. Galen DeValois. Extension Director, reported almost all of the livestock sold for above market prices and bidding was spirited in the ring from 8:30 a.m. until shortly after noon when the last baby beef was sold. LIVESTOCK CHAMPIONS AT KOSSUTH FAIR Champions in ttie 4-H divi- 'MilimHUiiiiiiiiMiiuiiimiiiuiHimHHiuiiluiimlHiluiiiiHiiiiiiii iHiiiMiiiHHiiiniuiuiiiiMiilMlliili MMiiiMiiiiiiiH minim i i IIIIH minim IIIIHMIIMIIIIIHMIMIIIIIIIIMIUIMIIII padlocks to the small door it the base of the bin were broken and th* beans poured onto the canvas and then were loaded into • truck. At the current price of $2.57 per bushel, the loss amounted to about $257, Lindhorst reported. He has been checking leads to the theft in recent days. "This is the first grain theft we've had in the county for some time," he reported, although periodic reports reach his office. Services for V. Hammond at Titonka Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Titonka Methodist church for Victor J. Hammond, 85, who died Thursday morning at Hancock County hospital in Britt. Rev. Paul Hansen officiated, and the Blake funeral home was in charge of ar-, Asbury B., Alexandria, Va., WMUUHMIHUIIIIIIIMIIIIimillllllllllllllllUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIUIIIIIMIUIIIIIIIUUIUIIUIIIIIUIMIUUIIIMHUIIHUIIHIMIIHIIIIIIHIIUIIIIIIIininilllMIIIIIIIII ran'gements. Serving as pallbearers were Eugene Kromimga, Walter Baiade, Jerry Wubben, Harm Huisiniga, Carl Ludwig, and John Haimilton>. Victor J. Hammond was born April 29, 1882 at Keedysville, Md., and married Alice Kurd February 21, 1917 at Hanloratown, Iowa. He had lived in Titonka for the past 21 years. Survivors include two children, Mrs. Russell (Lola) Krominga, Titonka, and LeRoy, Las Vegas, Nevada; 9 grandchildren; three broth-i ers, Will, Hagerstown, Md., Sketch of new insurance office -V*^T\C> M tV W>*«- •*•<;« ^•"vf?.-;Ufii^£—^f J- o O^ ~i'"V.. •"*' •}-s£v 5 a; *?••. /!?*% -JSS^TL y<7ft -( V ; . i ~S t V ^-V • :i v, sSCr**?^ \*< • ' *— jU /' Ju. % - . li^iVH- " «5^ r ' r K. v?' r • .—^ *S * ("^ \$J^R ;( S ; ^>^ CONSTRUCTION is expected to begin next month on the new Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. building on State street. An architect's drawing of the one-story structure 1$ shown above. Jt will be located on a lot purchased from Dr. William Clegg just south and east of the post office. The old home there was knocked down and is being cleared away. The Cowan Corp. will be the general contractor and the building is expected to be completed sometime next spring or summer. Entrance will be on the east with the above view facing State Street. U will include a board meeting room, basement, vestibule, reception lounge, manager's office, claims office, workroom, bookkeeping department, rest rooms, coffee bar, adjuster's desk space and storage areas. There will be parking facilities on the north side. The present office building on Dodge street will be sold. and Rtoscoe, Keedysville, Md.; and one sister, Mary Doub, Washington, D. C. He was preceded in death by his wife. Caroline Voigt, 85 of Fenton, dies Thursday Fenton — Mrs. Caroline Sophia Voigt, 85, died at the Good Samaritan Home in Algona Thursday. She had been a patient there for the past four months. Funeral services for her were held Saturday morning at Fenton Methodist church. Rev. Russell Eldridge officiated and burial was in the Fenton Methodist cemetery with the Thomas funeral home in charge of arrangements. She was born near Whittemore on April 21, 1882, daughter of Henry and Sophia Boevers. She was educated in Algona and was married to Carl Voigt, who preceded her in death. Surviving is one son, Gerald Voigt, manager of the Fenton branch of the First. Trust and Savings bank; one daughter, Ardis, Mrs. Eugene Huskamp of Fenton; two grandchildren and four sisters: Mrs. Richard Borchardt, Fenton; Mrs. Rita Bettin, Forest City. Mrs. Anna Steinback, Austin, Minn.; and Sadie of California. Fenton hog wins of the Fair last week as follows: K* BEEF Angus - Don Erpelding, Bode, Grand; Dennis Bertn, Bode. Reserve. Shorthorn 'Lenora Hilbert, LuVctne, Grand; Jerry Besch, Whittemore, Reserve. Hereford • Darlene Uthof, iFtenton, Grand; Jack Pompe, Whittemore, Reserve. Carcass - Kadiy Jensen, Lone Rock, Grand; Kevin Roethler, Algona, Reserve. Showmanship, Leonard Hilbert, LuVerne, Grand. SHEEP Grand Champion - Daniel Bernihard, Algona; Robert Fett, LuVerne, Reserve. Fat Lamb - Steve Fett, LuVerne, Grand; Daniel Bemhard, Algona, Reserve. Pen of 3 Joe Fett, LuVerne, Grand; Steve Fett, Reserve. Purebred - Bob Bierle, Bode, Grand; Randy Bierle, Bode, Reserve. Carcass - Bob Fett, LuVerne, Grand; Daniel Bernhard, Reserve. Showmanship - Bobby Dodds, Algona, Grand. HOGS Grand Champion - Gary Laabs, Fenton; JoAnn Bernhard, Fenton, Reserve. Market Litter - Lloyd Eicherober- ger, Lakota, Grand; Daryl Holcomb, Swea City, Reserve. Market Pen - JoAnn, Bernihard, Fenton, Grand; Gary Laabs, Lone Rock, Reserve. Showmanship - Marvin Carlson, Wesley, .Grand. ATTENDANCE ABOUT SAME AS YEAR AGO Attendance at the Kossuth Fair this year was about-the same as a year ago. Paid admissions at the gate were up Tuesday and Wednesday but down slightly Thursday land Friday. Nearly 10,000 persons ate at the Free Barbcque Thursday night,, sponsored by a number of Kossuth Counily merchants, banks and towns. The tractor pulling contest Wednesday night drew about 1700 persons while two performances of the Shrine Horse 'Show attracted 1956 in the •afternoon and evening Thursday. HOUSEHOLDER SWEEPS STOCK CAR RACES "Butch" Souseholder of Algona swept three races to highlight the Kossuth County Fair stock car race championships Friday night before over 2,000 racing fans. He won the First Heat, the Trophy Dash and the "A" Feature race. Gene Schattschneider of Algona won the second heat and finished third in the "A" race while Kenny Batt won the Third Heat and placed second in the Feature. Les Frieden of West Bend w&s second in the Trophy dash while Vance Hakes won the "B" Feature, Bud Peterson of Algona was second and Berle Schoon of Clear Lake was third. There were no crashes during the night. The final races of the season will be held this Friday night with a $1,000 purse offered .in the Season Championships at the fairgrounds. BARBECUE ATTRACTS NEARLY 10,000 PEOPLE Although the number served was some 800 less than last year, the Kossuth County Beef Barbecue was a success with 9,616 persons being served. The meat ran out after about 9,000 had been served, but the remaining 616 persons passed through the lines to take their milk, coffee, potato chips, beans and cookies. Many commented on the ' fine quality of the meat this year, which was prepared with hardwood coals. Buntd •Pwi VV W to botpilil SHOWN AiOVi ARE Gary Uabs, Fenton, with his Grand Champion market hog, and livestock buyer Joseph Skow, Wesley, who purchased the prize-winning animal. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. . .. ~ John Dale is a patient at Lutheran hospital. Ho received burns on his arms, chest, when his clothing caught fire as he was burning trash it his home S&tur<|*y afterappn. Tlie Dewy Hunts who are steying at the Dale home for several weeks, with him and took him hospital

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