Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 21, 1967 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, August 21, 1967
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PROM FAIRMONT SENTINEL) Jim Edgington poses with the Ivan Tokle Trophy (S»nt!n*l iporti Miottt by lob acdnwlM) Jim Edgington leads pact at Speedways By JIMTOURVILLE Sentinel Staff Writer Jim Edgington of Algona, Iowa, the leading point getter and pack leader at the Fairmont Speedways, Is 27 years old and the father of two boys, ages ' six and three. Edgington is now In the middle of his fourth year of racing. ' When asked how he got started, he said, "A friend of mine used to work on his stock car in my garage. One night, I got behind the wheel and have been behind the wheel of a stock car ever since. I Just got Interested in it and really liked it." He was asked if his wife and parents like his driving a race car. "None of them liked it at first but my wife and my parents really enjoy It now. My wife's folks are still trying to talk me out of it," related Jim. Edgington's pit men, namely Ron Barton and Roger Hend- rlckson, and himself, built the entire car themselves. "Two years ago, we had the car all painted and in good condition. In the first race of the season I rolled the car. The car body is constructed of one half from a 1929 model A Ford and the other half from a 1930 model A. The engine in the car Is a Chevrolet engine bored out to 312 cubic inches. Bar- ton should be credited for building the engine in the car and keeping it in top condition, which has helped me to be the leading man at Fairmont," said Jim. "We have blown up just one engine in two years. "The first year we raced at Jackson, finishing third in points but had the season's only clean sweep. We still hold Jackson's record for an eight lap heat race In a time of 3:15.6. The closest anyone has come to this is 3:19, and not any closer," boasted Jim. When asked how he happened to pick the number 14 for his car, Edgington said jokingly, "We had picked number 30 when we went to a rules and 'regulations meeting at Jackson but found out that number was already taken. I looked down the list and found that number 14 wasn't taken and asked Roger if that was a good number o He said yes, because it was all straight lines and he couldn't paint curves and circles." Jim and his crew plan to build a new car this winter but they are waiting to see what way the rules go. He was asked what change he would like to see at the Fairmont speedways, and he said, "smaller bodies." He felt that more safety would be stressed at all tracks in the future and better safety equipment would be required, be- Edgington makes last-minute adjustments cause most of the cars are going into the turns at speeds of more than 95 miles per hour. Edgington related that the Fairmont Speedways track-Is the "finest, safest, and nicest track I have ever raced on." Edgington has won a total of 24 trophies in his racing career and has won a total of $10,000 in the past two years, winning $5,600 last year. Jim was asked what qualities must a man possess to become a good race driver. His reply was, "Natural ability is the number one quality on my list. The second trait a man must have is concentration. Racing is a sport and just like any other sport, you have to concentrate on it at all times. The third and most vital thing a person must have is the best and safest equipment available. Not only is he a hazard to himself, but he is more of a hazard and hindrance to everyone else if his equipment isn't up to standards and In good condition. One other thing that is important is a good night's sleep before every: race and the driver should be in the best physical condition." Jim Edgington in his No. 14 blue car was the first winner of the Ivan Tokle Memorial Traveling Trophy donated by The Fairmont Sentinel. He won the trophy based on ballots cast by other race drivers on the basis of sportsmanship and best driving for the year. It was presented to him at the Fairmont Speedways awards banquet held after the racing season concluded here last year. Edgington stated, "This Is my most prized trophy and 1 hope to win it again this year." Ivan Tokle was a stock car driver who was injured in a racing mishap at the Fairmont Speedways July 17, 1966, and died July 18, 1966, Edgington will attempt to hold his lead in the point standings at the stock car races at the Martin County Fair Friday and Sunday. Asle Bothne, 76 of Bode, dies Friday Bod« ^— Funeral services for Asle 0. Bothne, 76, retired Bode farmer were heOxl Saiturciay at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. 'The Rev. Norman Johnson officiated. Burial will be in St., Olaf Cemetery. , Mr. Bothne died Friday af- ' tegnooon at the Humboldt Care Center. He had been a paitient there for the past six weeks following surgery at Lutheran Wospilad in Fort Dodige. . «.,___= imcjmdie his son, L. D. Bothne, Humboldt; five grandchildren; (wo sisters, Mrs. Gena Olson, Bode, and Mrs. L. J. Norris, Mason City. 'Born on a Harm near Bode, Mr. Bothne received his education in the community schools. He married Annie Dahle in 1920 at Bode. Mrs. Bothne died in a car accident in 1964. Mr. Bothne was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Bode. Lcndmtrk The Baxter Roller Mill, which was first built in 1870, was burned in a spectacular fire early this month. The first load of new oats that came to town to be ground in 1888 sold for 20 cents a pound. The present owners expect to rebuild the mill. MoapAir. Au'oli. ^ Fatter of forrntr Algonan din C. E. Maxwell, Eagle Grove died a week ago Thursday at 'Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge at 87 years of age. 'His son Russell lived in Algona many years and Mrs. Maxwell will be remembered as a sister of Mrs. Vallie Tribon. Survivors are four sons; Francis, San Francisco; Nical, Spokane, Wash.; Russell, Pamona, Calif.; Arnold, Clarion; and one daughter, Mrs. B. D. Fogerty, Spokane, Wash., all of the family were here. The funeral was at Bahcoek Kastder home last Monday at 2 p.m. CLASSIFIED APS GET QUICK RESULTS! It was a big weekend for this reporter i« the twltt Citf&. ! First, there was the crucial Twins - Sox series which dtir favorites won in three straight.... and reached first place for the first time this year. * t witnessed the first World Series game in Minneapolis two years ago when, as I recall, "Mudcat" Grant beat the Dodgers. The present series had all the tension and excitement of a World Series game. As a matter of fact, the Saturday's attendance broke a record for home games at the Metropolitan Stadium and came within a few thousand of equaling the 1965 first game World Series in attendance. It was a game to see, altho the following two contests were just as suspenseful and exciting, even to screwball fans frolicking in the outfield and eluding the efforts of the ushers and police to capture them. Getting back to Saturday's game, which broke the season's million attendance record, imagine almost 50,000 wildeyed, delirious Twins fans hanging on every pitch, applauding every play, cheering every "out" It was quite an experience. BUT WAIT! What is this, a sports column or a movie review? Let's get back to the big weekend from a movie standpoint. One of the most outstanding films was the Burton-Taylor rendition of Taming of the Shrew at the Academy, one of my favorite Minneapolis playhouses. Here is a film for everyone to enjoy, whether they be a student of the Bard or just a cinemaddict who appreciates the finer things that the motion picture so seldom presents. Not only are the two principals magnificent, but the entire supporting cast is impressive, while color, direction and staging are flawless. As one of the Minneapolis reviewers has stated "The production reflects mature deliberation, rousing good direction, effective dollar investment in cast, color and setting and a nice blending of proper literary respect. , I think Shakespeare might approve." And I will add, "It was a short two 'hours." OUT ON Hennepin and Lake, at the suburban World Theatre, a series of important adult films is attracting large audiences. The current one, I, A Woman, is well done, in excellent good taste but strictly for the extremely broadminded. Number four in the series, Loves of a Blonde, will be shown as soon as the present run is concluded. If you are "out on the town," you might take a try at this one! Getting back on the local level, Those Fantastic Flying Fools, was a spirited spoof in the Jules Vernacular. The detailed sight gags and the cast's irrepressible energy provided a variety of lunatic fringe benefits. Like a rocket, they went a long way — altho the sum total was dangerously near zero. Due to a rather hectic return, I'll be unable to see Divorce, American Style locally and which is currently snowing at the Lyric on downtown Hennepin in Minneapolis, Also showing downtown at the Gopher, is To Sir, With Love, which is really packing them in. This stars Sidney Poitier and is 100 per cent family entertainment. CLOSING THIS rather lengthy column, I had occasion to preview Barefoot in the Park, at the downtown World, and it's a comedy riot. I saw the stage play at the Orpheum last winter and for real belly laughs, the movie version, with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, far surpasses the play. A sudden upturn in motion picture attendance, due in part to better offerings on the screen and mediocre TV shows bodes well for the coming season Burl school registration starts today Burt — Burt Community School will start at the regular time Monday, August 28. Students will register the week before, August 21 to August 25, and pay enrollment fees. Mot lunches will be served starting August 28. Faculty members will have a workshop Thursday and Friday. PLAN PROGRAM New officers of the OES Past Matrons club met Thursday of last week at Ruby Hinckley's and planned the year's program. The new officers are pres., -Mrs. EMen Holmgren; vice, Mrs. Ruby Hindeley; sec., Mrs. Erma Pratt; historian, Miss Lulu Haiwcott. The first meeting September 14 will be held at Mary Georgia Hansen, Fenton, 'assisted by Ellen Holmgren, Lone Rock. Roll call is a historical spot in Iowa and program is by Trella Patterson and Millie Kiamp. A <birthday dinner was served August 15 a>t George Koestler's for his birthday. Guests were the Clifford Kranitzes and Linda HLnJde, Titonfca; the Jerry Koestlers and Vicki who is home from Cedar Falls. Guests Saturday at George Koestlers were the Dean Nord- sicks and two children, Beard- town, 111., and Sandra Pohlman. Bluffs, m. They were returning from a trip to the Black Hills. Mrs. Nondsick is a sister of Mrs. Vernal Koestler. The Burt Lions oluib will meet August 21 in Che Legion Hall. The 7 p.m. dinner will be served by Auxiliary committee, Genevieve Gratan, Frances Smith, QeOila Staott and Ruth Alice Patterson. The Frank Beckers were guests August 15 alt George Becker's for the 12th birthday of Susan Becker. The Melvin Langfitts, Algona, have, a son born August 10, named Mitchell Lewis. Mrs. Langfiitt is the former Paltrioe Groen of Burt: ;; Karl Killsholm, Algona, Was in charge of services alt the Burt Presbyterian church Sunday morning. The Ralph IBonneys and Danny, Milford, visited Thursday with Mrs. Art Leason. He was formerly, a jeweler here but now has a jewelry store in Milford. The Lancte Riebhoflfs returned August 14. They had visited their son, the Rev. John Riebhoff, Sanborn and daughter Lorena in Des Moines, anid the four took a trip to the Amana Colony and points of interest in southern Iowa. Mrs. F. L. Pratt and Mrs. Ronald Elvidge, Colesburg, spent several days in Worth- inlgton, Minn, at Earl Nester's. Mrs. Nester had major sur- •gery Monday. Mr. Nester had the casts removed froim both feet that were injured in tan iaiulto accident the first week in July. Mrs, Nester was formerly Zelpha Rae Pnaitt and Mrs. Elvidge was Miarilda Pratt. The Merle Richards, Britt, visited friends here Wednesday and attended the John Sdhwietert funeral. Guests August 17 at G. H. McMullen's were the E. O. Bierbaums, Arnolds Park, and John EUises, Detroit, Mich. Fidelis Class will have a noon picnic at the Burt park Wednesday. Jean Meseher visited in Fort Dodge last week with her sister, Judy. 'Oars from many states stop at the Burt park during the summer to rest and often tor picnics. Mrs. Larry Holding and children, Peru, Neb., visited relatives and friends here last week. •Mrs. Bernadine Ophei THE FLAG IS FLYING IN MEMORY OF ... EASTUWN MEMORIAL MUCUS OFFICE — 708 S. Phillips, Algona, Iowa 9 — 5 Monday through Friday Saturday 9 — 12 A.M. . . . Sunday 1 — 5P.M. and John, spent the d in Ruthven at Milton Steveft't. ' the Good Will tnrck will be in Burt AuguM 23. Lo*ve m*. tert*l *t tfie J. L. Miller home before th*t (We. Mrs. Lois Mefler, Fairmont, IWtojV visited Burt friends Wednesday and attended the J<Afl Sctmleterl funeral. % Jim Ffedfteksons fern* try, Rockwell, visited last week at E. P. Fredfickson's and spent some time ait Lake Oo- Thursday to fues- day lit the Milford Smith's were me Louie Bahls, and John Meyers and Phyllis, all of Havana. 111. Mrs. Bahl is a sister of Mrs. Smith and John is her brother. Milford SmSfth was injured July 12 when bulldozing trees. i • Frigidaire •Maytag •Monarch SALES & SERVICE BEED HARDWARE I & APPLIANCE I Titonk*, Iowa Ottosen Mrs. Donald Uilwr Phono 92I4127 • The Oliver Kinseths attended the Bmmetsburg Fair Wednesday to see their grandchildren's entries. Wednesday afternoon Roy Kimeth, Fort Dodge, Loraine .Upton, Fort Dodge, and Mel- Vina Bergum, Humboldt, were viMtore at Oliver Kinseth's Sunday the Bruce Watnems, Humboldt, and Alton Mitsen, Bode, were guests at Percy Watmem's. Sunday afternoon the Ralph Richards went to Forest City to call on Melba Fox. They also called at Leo Kinseth's, Bode. The Carroll Olsons visited friertds in Madison and Milwaukee from a week ago Friday until last Thursday. Yvonne and Jane, daughters of the Victor Banwarte, are home after two weeks with the E. O. Koehls at Kan- cook, Minn. Friday the Anitone Speiehs visited the Robert Speiehs at Algona. LeAnn, daughter cf <he Robert Speiehs, returned after a week with .her grandparents. mm m •in'i | " |i r. ti See The Famous Guthrie Theatre llN EXCITING MINNEAPOLIS ' * and stay at W. R. FRANK'S JEMR MOTOR HOTEL AND RESTAURANT Just 5 Minutes From Downtown and Mpls. Auditorium Facing Fair Oaks Park and Minneapolis Institute of Art! DISTINCTIVE DINING 7 ».m. la 12 p.m. Daily Famous Tor Quality at > Moderate Prices. HEATED POOL With Secluded Sun Terrace. Poolside Service. 100 LUXURY UNITS Air Conditioned • 'jJi'iifki Sarvicff* jv COURTESY BUS Mail Coupon (or FREE Color Brochurr Frt* Transportation to i NAME Airport, Train ind Bus I Centers. Also Met. Sla- i dium, Guthrie Theatre ' •<nd Other Points Upon I quest. CITY ... STATE For R.nnr.tfom. Writ., Win, or Phon« 612 336 4391 FAIR OAKS MOTOR HOTEL AND RESTAURANT ( U.S. HWY. 65 - 24TH ST. AT 3RD AVE. SO., MPtS.. MINN 5M04 Did you have another nice "nothing" vacation this year? MAKE IT really "something" in '68! Open a vacation savings account here-and now. Our generous earnings help travelers go farther! Convenient Passbook Savings This it tht t»ft all-around savings plan for •vorybody — tho best way to hav* monoy availabU when you n«od it ... tho host way to build small sums into Urgo. Dividtnds arc paid twico a yaar, Put any amount into your account ,,, any tima. HOME FEDERAL Savings & Loan Assn. All Account* Fully Iniurtd to 119,000 Save From The 15tb — Earn From The 1st SINCE 1917 -ALGONA, IOWA ON PASSBOOK SAVINGS AND 6-MONTH INVESTMENT CEHTIFICATI* avings Accounts insured up to $15,000 by F ederal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation

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