Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 31, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 31, 1967
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Harmes nuMd Itwa "Man of the Month" '(bath 27,100 •?•* fiWltfts with ifi id in the FfiACH" State Historical Society Iowa City ^Aii Aigotift O B, "Burt ' Hermw, WM mm«d "tow* Man of the Month" by the BuMnett and Industry magazine this week. The honor was the second lor Hiftnes from the mag* ztne. His picture was featured on the cover of the June t»ue, And 4 complete story about the local plant was included in the magazine. The story about Han™* in the current August issue to below: OREN (BURT) HARMBS, a country boy who rase to fame as an inventor and manufacturer, is Business & Industry imagazine's Iowa Man of (lie Month. ...-• ' ' ':':••> Mr. -Harmes was bom in Carpenter, S. D., was gradual. , ed rrom Clark, S. D., high school, and enlisted in the Navy. A mechanics apprenticeship in the Navy led him to o job with the Martin Company, building bombers at Baltimore, \Md. He later was transferred to the Martin bomber plant alt Omaha, heading up a 180-man machine shop when "I wasnt dry behind the ears yet." After the war he went into partnership in the Withers- Harmes machine shop at Osakis, Minnl. later sold his share to join the Livingston Tool company at Algona, la. His first patented product was a torque wrench. Since then he has obtained 21 patents and has three pending. Today he is president and owjiiter of Metronics (name changed in 1961), is an expert in developing machines and tools for the food industry, plays the organ, flies an airplane and shoots good golf. He is a member of the American. Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Presbyterian, a Mason, a Shriper, a .member of the low* Manufacturers Association, the A1-, gona Development Corporation, the Algona chamber of Commerce and is on the board of the Algona Municipal Utilities. New Sisters take over hospital Friday Ida Winkel, 68, dies Wednesday at St. Ann Mother Mary Joanne, Prioress of the Order of St. Benedict, announced today that the Benedictine Sisters, who have operated St. Vincent hospital in Sioux City since its founding in 1907, will take over ownership and operation of St. Ann hospital in Algona Friday. St. Ann hospital, serving the community since 1950, has been owned and operated by the Sisters of Mercy, Detroit Province. In addition to serving the city of Sioux City at St. Vin- years, the Benedictine Sisters also*,•;,,. operate St.« Monica's Nursing Home and a School of Nursing in Sioux City. Mother Mary Joanne announced that Sister Mary Dolores will function as Administrator. Sister Mary Dolores has a Master's degree in nursing from Marquette University. Other Sisters being assigned are Sister Mary Philomena as supervisor of the obstetrical department. Sister Mary Philomena is a registered nurse who has previously functioned as a director of nursing service and as a supervisor. Sister Mary Baptista will be supervisor of surgery and central supply, and will also provide general supervision to the pharmacy department. Sister Mary Loretta will supervise the medical - surgical floor. At a later date, Sister Rose Marie, a registered laboratory technician, will be assigned. The Benedictine Sisters also announced that a male nurse anesthetist will 'join the staff in February, 1968. Volunteer workers in the doctors organization began making calls for subscriptions on all area doctors Wednesday. The major gift solicitation begins today. Five area organizations are now in various stages of completion. Mothor of Algona WOUNMI dits A longtime Algona woman, Mrs. Lawrence Winkel, 68, died early Wednesday morn, mg at St. Ann hospital. She had been ili- for several years and hospitalized for the past 10 weeks after the latest in a series of strokes. A requiem high mass will be said for Mrs. Winkel Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Cecelia's Catholic church, Msgr. P. P. Gearen will officiate and bu- irial will be! in the Calvary cemetery with Hamilton's funeral home in charge of arrangements. Ida May Peterson was born Jan. 23, 1899 at Titonka, the daughter of Rasmus and Martha Peterson, She attended school there and on Jan. 18, 1922 was married to Lawrence Winkel at St. Cecelia's. The couple lived in Algona their entire married life and Mr. Winkel has had a law practice here and has been joined by sons Gordon and El- odn in recent years. Surviving besides the husband are six children: Donald, Algona; Helen, Mrs. Gerald Garguilo, of Garden Grove, Calif.; Gordon and Eldon, Algona; Arthur, Centerville; and Lavonne, Mrs. Jack Henry, also of Algona. There are 23 grandchildren. Four brothers also survive. They are Ernest, Wesley; and William, Elmer and George ; Peterson, all of Titonka. A son, Robert, preceded her in death as did her parents, two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Winkel was active in th C. D. A. and church affairs prior to her illness, and was a past Grand Regent. There will be a pashish rosary at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton's, The Dean Parrott family left early Saturday morning for Mystic, Iowa, on news of the death of Mrs. Ruth Porter, mother of Mrs, Parrott. She was in her 80s and died Friday night. She had been in . poor health for some time. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Parrott, she is also survived by a son Bruce, who lives also at Mystic. Falbir of MfMil Ati Cigarettes and liquor stolen Iron Charlie's An unknown quantity of li- qwor f nd curette* WM taken fr*m Cherlie'i Supper Club f%VWV1 ••* JWlWF W WW ••»fww*ww w ? i • v W M • «• ••• • ••• • ^» -••» » ^^••^ ' .^M^b Alqona Ktmuth County AflTj VOL. *7 — NO. *• - THURSDAY, AUG. 31, W7, ALOONA, IOWA — II PAWS IN 2 MOTIONS ^^^^r ^^ •,...-. . • •. 19 charged at Bancroft after Qnenfa/ vis/for ^^^ . ', ' • BBi^^^^^^HS^MIISBBBi^iMi^MB^BS^^B^afrilMlTini'lllill'inrTrrrn gang enters town Saturday Miles Hanify, 65 of Brandon, Iowa and father of Mrs. Robert Watson of Algona, died suddenly last Wednesday after suffering a stroke. Fn- neral services were held at Vinton Saturday and the Watsons attended. Mr. Hanify was retired. He is survived by two sons., Jack and James of Grand Rapids, Mich, besides the local daughter. morning in • bora- (try. • .. TW«ja.ftr««ff • window in the kitchen to atin entry •nd then pried open liquor •nd tiftrette cabinet. behind the feir. Owner Ch«rlti Me, XW.WM I he had no. chefkS the ten by mid-mornina Wed- ne»df y but it Close ballroom at Bancroft indefinitely Mayor Dick Shoenhair and the Bancroft town council met Tuesday evening, with .owner of the danco hall Larry Nemmer* Jr. also present, and it was mutually agrtod that public dances at Bancroft will be suspended indefinitely, effective immediately. ! 1 * '"»*' A mob of Mason City teenagers and young men numbering from 45 to 50 descended upon Bancroft Saturday night in a massed gang war" triggered by fights with one to three youths from surround- ding areas who regularly frequent the town of Bancroft. Youths from Bancroft were not known to be involved in previous encounters with the mob that entered the town here Saturday. Approximately 11 to 12 cars, loaded with Mason City youths aged from 16 to 20, arrived about 9 p.m. and parked two block's south" of Bancroft in the Welp Mill parking area. As a gang, they proceeded through Bancroft's main street apparently to square accounts with individuals they had met in Bancroft previously. Innocently involved was Chuck Schneider, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Schneider. He was riding through town with a friend and his wife when they stopped at an intersect. ion, stop /sign.,.,:.......'". ..^.^:.. ; --.:;,-'••* •. ''' He was p'ulled u frb'rri' v ihe"car and beaten <by about 25 youths. The driver, James Hauptman, home on leave, escaped by hanging c>nto the steering wheel and was eventually able to drive away. The youths continued .on to the dance hall where a dance had 'gotten underway a half hour earlier. They forced their way onto the floor shoving and pushing everyone in sight. Instruments belonging to the band, "The Koates of Male", from Spencer, were damaged and wires torn. Greg Welp, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Welp, was most seriously injured ai the dance hall, He and some friends had* stopped off only briefly at the hall, to watch 'the band warm up, with no intentions of remaining for the dance. They had been to the bowling alley nearby, and were about to depart for home when the Incident occurred. He was hit in the face, losing the lens' from his glasses which was found later, and received a cut an the eyebrow and above the eye requiring five stitches. Both he and Schneider were treated at Dr, T. J. Egan's office. Schneider was in great pain yet Sunday and was taken to St. Ann hospital in Algoa with a broken nose, possible cracked ribs, chipped tooth and bruises about the i'ace and eyes. Mike Fangman, formerly of Bancroft, and Mike Murray are credited with alerting men at a Golf Clubhouse party of the incident. The men immediately left for the dance hall scattering the youths, who i'led in all directions and into corn Holds, Local law enforcement officers, highway patrolmen, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and depu^ ties, Algona, arrived on the scene. Patrolmen were called from Fort Dodge, "Rockwell and Clarion. All available towns^ -- men joined in the search and helped in the eventual capture. The youths were teken into custody by about 1:30 a.m. and led to the Legion clubroom's and Light Plant, where they were released to their parents on payment of $100 iines. Thirteen young men and six juveniles were arrested. Others are still in jail pending payment of fines and still others escaped. A group of seven walked the railroad tracks en- rout'e to Burt and called their parents in Mason City from the Harold Lampe home. The boys instructed their parents to meet them in Burt, stating that their car had broken down At the home were a group of college girls from Bancroft enjoying a slumber party una- ware of the disturbance ;.at Bancroft. .."* A Negro youth from New York State pleaded innocent and is awaiting a hearing while in jail. He was attending college in Mason City on an athletic scholarship. Arrests have been made of area youths res!- porvsible -for previous fights and hearings will be heuJ. : Larry Nemmers, owner of the Bancroft Ballroom said there .was only slight damage done there. One window ,-wos brdken and two -booths pulled loose. Patrons, numbering .about 60 who had paid admission prior to the disturbance had their money refunded when the band decided to cancel their engagement. \ Bancroft has taken the brunt of the blame for the affair! This is tragic lor it is believed that no Bancroft youths 'were ihvolvechin the activity a week ago that led to the incident Saurday night. NO ADVANCE MONDAY Because of the Labor Day holiday, there will be no Advance next Monday and the only issue of the Advance subscribers will receive is the regular Thursday paper. Advertisers are reminded that copy for the "PEACH" section must be in the Advance or Bancroft Register off ice no later than Saturday noon for next Thursday's issue. Cable TV in operation how at Fenton An open house was held last week at Fenton as the new Cable TV system was unveiled for the first time by owner Eugene Faulstich of the Electronic Specialties of Algona. Faulstich said Monday a large crowd attended the event and 50 persons signed up for Cable TV the first day. , He estimates there is a potential of 167 homes and 30 businesses in Fenton. "We hope to add another 20 this week and have 60 to 70 per cent of the town with hook-ups by the end of the year," he told the Advance. Six stations are available for Fenton residents, who selected their preferences in a poll some time ago. Stations include channels 8, Des Moines; 10, Rochester; 21, Fort Dodge; 5, Ames; 9, Sioux City; and 12, Mankato. Faulstich added that a switch will cut off channel 9 and add either Mason City (3) or Austin (6) should any special program in these stations be of interest to the sub- f scribers. Lloyd Ronzo dies at Amos Lloyd W. Rouzc, 54 and a former Algona resident, died at the Mary Greeley hospital in Ames early Tuesday morning. He had been ill for some time. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Adams funeral home in Ames with burial at Ames. He is survived by his wife Berneice. one son David of La- Palma, Calif.; and a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Catron of Omaha, Nebr. There are also three brothers and one sister. At the time of his death, Mr. Rouze was Chief Appraiser with the Right of Way department of the Iowa State Highway commission. The Rouzes lived in Algona for a number of years, leaving here in 1954 when he began work with the commission. While in Algona, he was Farm Loan representative and appraiser with the Equitable of U. S. and Mutual Benefit. •"Hill IHIIHHIIIIIHIHIMHHINin IIHIIUlin HI I I HIIIIII1IMIIIIIIII IIIIIIIMMIIIII Organizational meeting here i.. i. WC J Utio t? t £ m ff9' a ** H * "wettag of activity directors of hospitals and nursing homes here are Netha Matties, Florence Bjustrom, Mrs. Wm. Maloy, Mason City, Mrs. Victor Parsons, and Mrs. O. L. Nasby. Mrs. Maloy was main speaker at the meeting. She is chief occupational therapist at Mercy hospital. Mrs. Dorothy Parsons was named secretary of the new group, with Mrs. Gladys Rovang, Osage, acting chairman. A story appears elsewhere in this Advance. . An organizational meeting of activity directors of hospitals and nursing homes was held at the Good Samaritan Center in Algona. The meeting was sponsored by the North Iowa Stroke Rehabilitation Program of the North Central Division of Iowa Heart Association which covers 14 counties; Butler, Cerro Gordo, Emmet, .Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Mitchell, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Winnebago, Wright, and Worth. Mrs. O, L. Nasby, director of nurses of the Good Samaritan Center, Jean Engel, nurse- coordinator of the North' Iowa Stroke Rehabilitation Program, and Mrs. Marcella Chapman, director of the North Central Division of Iowa Heart Association arranged the program. Mrs. William Maloy, O.T.R., chief occupational therapist, St. Joseph Mercy hospital, Mason City, demonstrated various exercises which can be incorporated into recreational activities. Mrs, Maloy stressed grading of craft media and emphasized how these activities can be applied in local facilities. tiitiniiitiiinitiiirittiiiiniiiiiiiiiiimiium MMMMNMHMMIHUMMNMI i « . Fatth Lutheran Home, Osage, was named acting chairman of the group with Mrs. Dorothy Parsons, Good Samaritan Center, Algona, secretary, and Mrs. Hazel Sirovy, Good Samaritan Home, Estherville, program chairman. The next meeting* will be held October 4 at St. Joseph Mercy hospital, Mason City. Wicks resigns as Arnold naaaior It was announced today that effective Sept. 1st, Orville Wicks will resign as manager of .Arnold Motor Supply. This has been caused due to health conditions in their family. Bernard (Bud) Briggs, who has been with the company in the machine shop for the past 14 years, has been named to be the new manager effective Sept. 1. Arnold Motor Supply has always operated as a partnership and the people who work for the company are partners, and have money invested in the firm. Both Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wicks will continue to be partners in the firm. DIVORCI 1$ ASKED A petition for divorce was filed in district court by Josephine Ditch against John A. Pitch- They were married on March 6, 1964. She asks custody of two sons by a prior marriage. Two oar crashes ohookod Sunday by sborHf's office The sheriff's office investigated two highway accidents Sunday, one near Bancroft and the other just north of Algona. Cars driven by Thomas J. Goche, Bancroft, and Madeline Lau, Minneapolis, collided V/z miles north and one- half east of Bancroft about 12:30 a.m. with $350 damage to the Goche machine and $50 to the Lau car. Both were traveling west and the Lau car veered to the south suddenly to avoid hitting a deer and the Bancroft car, which was behind the other car, was unable to avoid hitting the Lau car. At about 5:15 p.m., cars driven by Merwin J. Baer, of Burt, and Marilyn Johnson, of Swea City, collided 2% miles north of highways 18 and 169 north of Algona. The Swea City driver was charged with "limitation on overtaking the left." She was starting to pass the Baer car just as he signaled for a left turn. Both cars had about $200 in damage. High School, but she does riot speak it well and her sister (Continued on Page 8) PICTURED ABOVE is Dr. Youko Tsuneyoshi, a medical doctor from Osaka, Japan who is visiting her sister Mrs. James Wildin of rural Algona. She is shown above as she performs the Japanese tea ceremony Thursday morning at the home of Mr, and Mrs. Cecil Will of Algona. Dr. Tsuney- oshi is presently engaged in cancer research at the University of Chicago. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Oniota DidrikMn Dr. Yuko Tsuneyoshi, of Osaka, Japan, has recently visited her sister, Mrs. James Wildin, of Cresco Township, and 'has met many of the tatter's friends, in this, her first visit to the United States, Last Thursday evening, Mrs. George Wildin entertained a number of friends for her daughter-in-law's sister and they were entertained by the guest of honor who performed a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony using the music which always a c c o m- panies it and was played from records. Guests were given squares of rice paper on which to place a bit of bean cake which was served from a plate , which also held a pair of chopsticks. Dr. Tsuneyoshi wore a white silk kimona with a wide obi of pale blue decorated with rose. She worn matching blue sandals with white socks, and from a kneeling position she served tea to the guests, one by one. Appointments were a small kettle of boiling water, a tray on which stood a small covered lacquered canister of tea, a bamboo brush, and a tiny long handled bamboo spdon used tote measuring. The finely ground tea was prepared from the early buds of Japan's finest quality plants and so was in form oi powder. Measured into a small bowl, with water added it was completely dissolved by stirting with the brush. Then the bowl was turned gracefully three times, given to a guest who also turned it three times, altho less grace* fully. The object was to have the bowl's decoration face th*) drinker who then sipped it slowly and returned it to the floor with a bow, indicating by a slight noise thai she had 'finished. The brew was a pale green thick mixture, not attractive in appearance but not unpalatable either. In Japan this ceremony is used when there are four or five guests and takes place in • small room. It is a serious, quiet performance where each guest drinks from the same bowl which is ceremoniously cleaned by the hostess alter each use. When all are served she rises, backs, again kneels and by placing her folded fan on the floor before her, indicates that conversation may be resumed. Miss Tsuneyoshi attended a Tea Ceremony School one day ia week for five years in order to perfect herself in this art and said that such study is usually begun, by Japanere girls at the age of sixteen. In Japan. English U t#ught in 2,1 to school here this week Enrollment figures for the last three years show a steady increase in the number of students attending the public school system while there has been a steady decrease in students in Algona's parochial schools. Enrollment for the Algona public junior and senior high school rose one, going from 731 in 1966 to 732 as of Tuesday. The breakdown of the 732 figure shows 482 attending the high school and 250 attending the junior high. The total for the public grade schools pushed up to 1,165 this year, as opposed to 1,029 for 1966 and 963 for 1965. Garrigan high school is five short of last year's enrollment, having a total of 506 students this year. This compares to 503 for Garrigan in 1965. St. Cecelia's Academy went from 493 in 1966 to 416 this year. There were 494 students at the Academy in 1965. Combined figures for the \lgona Community School District and Garrigan and the Academy reveal the general trend in school enrollment more clearly. The following figures show the increase in public school enrollment: 1,643 1,760 1,179 1966 1967 These figures show the decrease in parochial enrollment: 196$ 1966 1967 1,457 1,004 922 Total enrollment for both the public anW parochial systems comes to 2,801 this year. Last year's figure was 2,764, LONi RQCK ACCID€NT A pickup truck driven by Donald Erickson, of Algona, backed into a car driven by Beulah Lee, Lone Rock, about 6 p.m. Saturday with *?OQ (damage to the car an4 -no damage to the pickup. The accident occurred on the Rock main street.

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