Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 7, 1967 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 7, 1967
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Alqona Ko5*uth County J - ••'"*•, , ' . . tT. ANN BIRTHS iopi 1 — Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Thilges, Algona, boy, 7 Ib. 12ot. Sopt. 3 — Mr. and Mrs. Roger Frink, Whittemore, girl, ? Ib. 5 oz. . WEDDING PERMITS Steven M. Hardy, Lortia Walker, both Algona; Gary P. Youngworth, LuVerne, Sherry L. McGrauth, Emmetsburg; Terry Christensen, Whittemore, Donna M. King, Algona. NiW COURT CASES Clarence Thilges vs. Maynard P. Nemitz, alienation of affections, 950,000; Ken Wehrspan dba Ken's Auto Service vs. Richard Waldera, contract, $1524.08 and $199.58. SALE CALENDAR Sept..22 — Twilite house auction, starting at 6:30 p.m. at 123 East Nebraska street by Mrs. Ollie Robinault. Peck and Spencer, auctioneers. Full sale details in Advance soon. VOL. 47 — NO. ft*, f, (IN, at A***, tew SMI t eatterflM •** A* * empMi More* I, ttft - THURSDAY, SEPT. 7, 1H7, ALOONA, IOWA - M PAOtf IN 3 SECTIONS Btato Historical Society * City, Iowa v ance Probe Judge speots on c/eHquenex ALGONA WEATHER Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 High 67 65 72 74 75 76 78 — Lew ' 49 41 42 49 47 50 49 50 Rain !^ f ? LL" g ^SJ n .,«? ?2 d *!5SS^ e C- 'iiSS to be visited are England,Hoi- pany of Forest City on BUILDING PERMITS Zane Dodds, reshingle, $300; Earl Miller, repair porch, $50; Beth Milleg, re- shingle, $200; John Thompson, construct driveway, $450; Merrill Mueller, construct garage, $3,000; Mrs. Hugh Pierce, reshingle, $85; Elmer Gates, enclose porch, $200; Art Wiese, construct house, $10,000. MAYOR'S COURT Craig Vincent Vitzthum, Irvihgton, no mufflers, $5; Joseph Elmer, Pfeffer, Wesley, careless s < driving, $10; Monte'Thomas'Collins, Algona, reckless driving, $25^ D$- lores Rapids, assured clear distance, $10; , Garel D'*Leeki ^Wesley, spik ling cobs on highway, $10; Lawrence N. Schiltz, Bode, speeding, $8. NEW VEHICLES Menke Truck Line, Bancroft, Wilson Semi Trailer; Melvin LeRoy Sill, Algona, Ford; James Herrick or Marianne Louise Chalstrom, Algona, Olds; Robert Gene Harms, Titonka, Chev.; Kenneth John Wagner, Burt, Plym.; Jame Birl Modrell, Ai- gona, 'Ford; Morris John or Marilyn Genevieve Jbhanne- sen, Armstrong, Chev.; Clarence Harold or Gladys Mary Christensen, Titonka, Chev.; Clinton J. &/or G., Mart, Armstrong, Chev.; Joseph A. or' L. Davis, LuVerne, Plym.; Edward Martin Tigges, Burl, Ford; Thomas John Anderson, Algona, Ford. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Aug. 29 — Callen Carson, Algona, medical. Aug. 31 — Lucinda Bradley, Algona, medical; Irene Petersen, Algona, surgery. Sopt. 1 — Becky Knecht, West Bend, surgery; Elizabeth Elbert, Whittemore, medical; Mary Ellen Hentges, Algona, medical; Alvin Kramer, Algona, medical. Sopt, 2 — Bertha Venteicher, Buffalo Center, medical; Anna Evert, Algona, medical; Elvira Monlux, Algona, medical. Sopt, 3 — Ralph Simons, Algona, accident; Robert Johnson, Algona, accident; Mabelle Rentz, Algona, medical. Sopt, 4 — Alice Harms, Al' gona, medical; Maxwell Miller, Algona, medical; Donna Besch, Whittemore, medical. Sopt. 5 -r- Robert Elbert, LuVerne, T&A. PICTURED ABOVE is the Hon. William W. Parker, judge of municipal court, Waterloo, who spoke at a meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational Fellowship hall in Algona. Also speaking at the meeting sponsored by the Kossuth County Republican Women were Major-Rema-Fellman of the Salvation Army, Marshalltown, and L. C. Rovn, juvenile probation officer, Estherville. They are pictured to the right of Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Judge Parker: Four seek two school posts here Four Algona residents will be., seeking two seats on the Algona Community School St. Joe girl lakei tour of Europe St. Joe — JoAnn Erpelding, daughter of the Paul Erpeld- inig's left Thursday from Des Moines for New York City where she was met by a friend, Linda Birkner, Washington, D. C. From New York they went -to London by Pan- American' Jet where they City sewer bid for'46,607 The Algona city council met August 30 and awarded a contract for a . sanitary and .storm sewer project t to , the to honor wlllwwiw HaggrTwrner Post No." 90 of the American Legion will honor the local law officers on Monday, September 11 at tlw Veterans Memorial building. AH Legion member* and wives, both regular, and social. are invited to attend,. Prior to the meeting a speghjtti and meatball dinner wtt Jp seryeij and following the meeting th^re wll be dancing. Twfcet* for i|he event may be purchased at tie lounge In Veteran* • Memorial for I2.&0 per coy pic. are incumbents Mrs. Bay and Robert Black, Joseph Lynch and Phil Diamond. Voters will go to the polls between noon and 7 p.m. in Algona, Whittemore and the Riverdale Community Center. Also on. the ballot is a proposition to raise the number on the Board from five 'to seven and a separate ballot will be provided for this vote A simple majority of the voters is Deeded to carry the measure. ONLY INCUMBENTS FILE AT SWEA Swea City-— Voters here will select two. school board members Monday. Filing, for election were Jack Van Norman and Earl Kvamsdale both incumbents, for the board and treasurer Ronald Johnson. Voting will be in the school Home Economics room from noon until 7 p.m. Also to be elected is a director for the County Board of Education with Richard Schoenhair, Bancroft, and W, A. Renger, Swea City, running against each other. Chris Anderson, 79 of Ottosen, dies Thursday Ottosen — Funeral services for Chris Anderson, 79, were held Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. LaMont officiating. Burial in Union Cemetery. Mr. Anderson died Thursday morning at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Dodge where he had been a medical patient since Wednesday. Survivors include his wife, Nora., and one foster-son, Leo Toftebarg, Ottosen. Born in Norway,Mr. Anderson married the former Nona Nelson in 1924 at Emmetsburg. The couple resided on a farm near Ottosen. They retired and moved into Ottosen 12 years ago. Mr. Anderson was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. PIUOW CLEANING A special truck will he at the Elk Cleaners in Algona. next Wednesday to clean and' provide new ticking for pillows. The truck will be at the firm from 9 until § p.m. England, land, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Monoco and France. In France JoAnn and Linda will leave the group and go to Lourdes and then rejoin the group in Paris. Departure for 'home will be in the afternoon, Sept. 21 by Pan American Jet clipper for the U. S. A. JoAnn is employed in the Western Secuirties Co., Des Moines. Alvin Kramer burned in fire Friday The Algona fire department answered two fire calls over the holiday weekend, with the first involving a personal injury fire in which Alvin Kramer sustained burns on his arms and legs. Kramer was cleaning paint brushes with gasoline at his home in Algona when the fumes were ignited by a water heater. The resulting flash fire burned Kramer and caused moderate smoke damage tc his home. The department answered this fire call at 8:50 p.m. Friday. The other call came in at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. A barn was reported to be ablaze at the John Schultz farm four miles south and four miles east of Algona. The fire, however, was extinguished by the time the department arrived. Another fire call was made by the department at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday evening behind an old building at the Pioneer plant at State and Lantry in Algona. From evidence found at the fire scene, firemen felt that the fire was started by children playing with matches. There was very little damage to the building. UckUig Bro*. •bow top pi|i Lickteig Bros., Algona had - >, ^ pany of Forest City bid of $46,607. Other bidders on the project were the Pyland Construction Company, Des Moines $60,396; Reding Gravel and Excavating, Algona, $51,488; and Lundell Contractors Inc., Cherokee, $419,010. Work on the project, in the east side of Algona, is expected to begin in October, with a completion date set for December 15. An estimate for the project of $57,310 had been given by a consulant engineer. The council also amended the city budget by $6,000 to provide for construction of a new hangar at the Algona municipal airport. The airport askings were upped from $14,850 to $20,850. A letter was read from Wayne Keith, Kossuth County Civil Defense Director, inviting a representative from the Algona community to attend a Civil Defense Management Course to be offered this fall. The council agreed to increase the room and board benefits of the group insurance policy held by the city 6f Algona for city employees. The increase was from $15 to $20 per day. In other business, a beer permit was approved for Leona's Tap, and the council authorized the mayor to sign a contract to purchase the pro- ' perty at 123 E. Nebraska for the appraisal price of $14,500. . The property will be used to enlarge the parking lot located directly to the west (north from the public library)Six cot 6 years and m parolod Six Kossuth youths were sentenced to five years in the penitentiary at Asamosa by Judge Stillman Saturday morning. All had pleaded guilty to larceny charges some days previously. Judge Stillman set the sentencing date later for pre-sentence investigation. All were given the same term and all were placed on parole. Sentenced were Craig Allen Lloyd, Raymond Herman Dreyer, Lyle ., A _ A . . _ . Gene Jorgenson, James Alvin the top euttmg pig in three Richardson, Terry E. Letcher local shows. and Roger Lyle England. The Kossuth County Fair ... lkie .._ prizes were pig put, wt. 235, WINS HONPA bf. 1.23, % ham 16.29, loin _ Jerry Richardson, Ledyard- index i!J9.4. Sw ea City area, was the win- Emmet County area hoc ner °f the Honda in a draw- «b»w. ajidwest Market Hog tag held by Diamond's, Al- Show, pjg cut were tops. gona, on Sept. 2- nyorltd; ham hardest kit FBI agents and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst's office continue to investigate this week into six burglaries at Whittemore early last Thursday morning which netted thieves nearly $2700 in cash. Five retail firm* wore broken-into plus tho Farmers State Bank at Whittemore. Authorities are working on teveral clue* but they are vague one*: "Up until we checked the bank job, we didn't think this was a professional job," Sheriff Lindhorst said. "But after investigating the bank, we think it was the work of pros." Loss at the bank totalled $2522.22 - all in cash. Lindhorst said most of the cash was in quarters but the thieves took pennies, nickels, dimes and half dollars also. Some of the money was in bags, some in trays and all was in the bank vault. THE FIVE business firms lo^t about $136 in cash. Tools taken from two of the firms were left inside and in back of the bank. Lindhoftt said some tools were found that the burglars must have brought with them. Lindhorst immediately called in the FBI upon learning of the bank break-in and six agents from Sioux City, Waterloo and Dot Moines were on tho scene by Thursday noon. Tho break-in is o federal offense since the bank is insured FDIC. break-ins Scenes at bank burglary THIS PHOTO shows the front of the Farmers State Hank at Whittemorv last Thursday morning as the sheriff's office and six members of .the KBI investigated the theft of $2500 from the bank during the preceding night. The 'FBI agents questioned a number of residents about' any unusual activity during the night and got one good lead on a car parked in the residential district about 4 a.m. which was gone at (5 a.m. >Iit is (thought the bank was the last place entered because tools from two of the other burglaries were found there. Places entered were 'the following: FARMERS STATE BANK — Uhe front door was forced open with a bar. After enter^ ing, the burglars knocked the dial off the bank vault, punched it and unlocked it. The cash was in bags and trays and must have taken some time to carry out to their vehicle. Considerable currency was in the safe inside the vault but no attempt was made to open the safe "This was a good safe and it would have taken' top men to open it," Lindhorst addled. HIGHWAY INN - located ait the southeast cornier of the mainstreet on the east side and owned by Maynard Roeber. The front door was pried open and $35 in change was taken from the cash drawer and from pinbaill machines, which were broken into. The cash drawer was left open. ZUMACH'S A G Food Store - owned by Herman Zumach and two sons. Burglars knocked a piece out of the hack window and it was first thought they took nothing from the store. Later, Lindhorst was advised that a roll of Gift House stamps was missing. ELBERT'S HARDWARE owned by Dean and Charles Elbert. Burglars entered by forcing open the back door and breaking open the cash register where they got $25 in change. They also got between 16 and 20 chisels and punches, most of which were found at the bank. JERRY'S AND MARTY'S Grocery - Back door was forced open and $40 was taken from the cash drawer. ELBERT CHEVROLET Garage - owned by Ed and Leonard Elbert. The thieves went through an east window which was pried open and took $21 from the cash register and $15 from an open safe. They also took tools from a tool box owned by Orville Barber AIM) some of 'these were found in the bank area. AT THE BANK the burglars also broke open two safety deposit boxes but found them empty and ap- THIS VIEW of the interior of the Whittemore bank shows a number of tools used to break open the six stores and the bank. The tools were taken from the Klbert Hardware and left on the floor of the bank and also in the rear. The vault is in upper center and the dial has been knocked off as shown. Photos by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. TRAYS WHICH held coins are shown scattered at lower left after the burglars rifled the vault at the Farmers State Bank at Whittemore last Wednesday night. Some of the money was in canvas bags and the rest in the trays which were cleaned and cast aside. parently gave up breaking into anymore, Tim* of the theft» was placed between 1 and 4 a.m. A breadman for the Clear Lake Bakery, William Crenk, Clear Lake, report- ad lat*r that ha noticed the lock at the Jerry's and Marty's stora fall out whan ho loft broad there in the morning it 4:19 *-m. but ho thought nothing of it and didn't roport the fact until after learning of tho break- ins. The burglars were the latest in the county the past 'two weeks. Earlier in August, the Hami'lton firm at Wesley was entered and a portable TV set was taken. About the same time, $400 in tools were missing from the LyVerne school. A few days later, breafc-ins were reported at the Brack Super Valu and Quaker Oats Co. elevator at Lakota. And then on Tuesday night of last week, Charlie's Supper Club just south of Algona was entered and 26 bottles of assorted liquors and nine cartons of cigarettes were reported missing the next morning by owner Charles McVay. Total value of the loss was $17848. ASKS $50,000 Clarence .Thilges filed suit in district court last weekend for $50,000 against Maynard P. Nemitz alleging alienation of affections of the plaintiffs wife. USE THE "PEACH" TQ REACH 27,000 HOMES! Hothor of two Al|onan$ tits The mother of two Algon- ajis, Mrs. Bertha Venteicher, 79 of Buffalo Center, died Monday at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic church at Buffalo Center with burial in the Graceland, cemetery there. A son, Cyril Venteicher, and a daughter, Mary Ann. Mrs. H. M. Knecht, both of Algona, are among survivors. Also surviving is a son, Lambert of Camorello, Calif.; sons Leoq and Stanley of Buffalo Center: and daughters Mrs. Hose Ann Salz of Des Moines an4 Mrs, Vaiuta Wirtjes of Buffalo Center. There are also si* m\m* yreat-gran<4cbi|drtni.

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