Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 18, 1967 · Page 1
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Reaction here cool to new 169 route plan l highway cotumis- SHMi engineers met with Mayor Kinn and others Friday to rifceuss possibilities of rerouting Highway 169 through Algona. One of the plans suggested which seeliied to have sohie support among the engineers was to eventually take the highway from the State and Phillips corner straight nortn to .Elm street where the Virgil Smith home is located. It would then swing to the west on a wide curve and tip the southwest corner of Riv- 'erview cemetery, and thence north across the Milwaukee tracks, the river and to a point at the top of the hill north of highway 18 to have the intersection. Considerable residential property would have to* be condemned. Highway 18 eventually will , become a four-lane highway and it is expected it will be located from a half to three- quarters of a mile north of its present location. For the present however the plan discussed was to have' the improvement stop at Oak street with the highway routed east-west on Oak from the present 163 to the new route. One of the real problems is the fact Phillips street is too narrow to meet specifications of the commission for the proposed four-lane highway. It would be necessary to con- New paper tells of Burt visit Alqont Ko55uth County JH^|^^BM||HH|lBJSJi>- 9 gB^gJBJijgplijiJiigjfgyijJiigjjgfllgJiJJiip^^ ff mffm f ••...' tM*f*d m MM tSStt mftst, DM. I, \90t, « A*Mt, MM MM fttrtotflc* undtr Art of CMWM Mtftfi I, tl» VOL, 47 - NO, 72 - MONDAY, SIPT. II, 1f*7, AlOONA, IOWA - 12 PAGES IN 1 SECTION Historical Society X ~ ', Iowa Titonka pilot "beaten to pulp" in Tennessee robbery iurt — Rip Van Winkle came back after 20 years but Rev. Brown, New Orleans, made Rip's slumber resemble a cat nap when he returned to the Burt high school where he Was principal 50 years ago. Realizing that a smalltown Would have undergone such drastic changes in 50 as might have been recorded by Thorton Wilder or Sinclair Lewis, he addressed a letter to "The Methodist Minister, Burt, la. telling of his intention to return and noting he had not set foot,in Iowa since 1917-18. The clergyman even though he had no personal recollection of. the school of 50 years ago, was enchanted with' .th^ idea. He corralled 23 of the original 83 high school pupils. Then lads and' lassies of 13 to 18 (Brown was 27) they ars now staid business and professional people, housewives, and houscgrannies in their middle and late 60's. Two receptions were held . for Beverly and his sprightly demn at least 2Vz feet off the spouse. Hazel, who reported lots on each side of Phillips, it; was amazing how her ex- This could be a costly project pedagogue hubby reconstructed the features of each" one, missing only one as he called as damages could run high: There was some doubt raised also about the proposed future route over or under the tracks, the new bridge ov- them by name. The above was an editorial in the Times Picayune Sept. er the river; and the expense 6, 1967. New Orleans, La., of building a high grade over newspaper. Burt Methodist church received a letter of thanks from REACH 27,800 HOMES BY ADVERTISING IN THE "PEACH" Three the flood plain of the river. There is nothing certain about the proposed plan, it was Beverly Brown for assistance emphasized, and others are given in helping him meet also being considered. Re- former students. He was sup- building of three bridges on.elintendemt in 1917-1918. 169 south of Algona is scheduled at present for nevt year. This would not be affected one way or another. ' The . commission people said they are faced .with the problem of designing corners arid; Intersections V to accommodate the longer trucks. The present cprner ( at State and . Jones causes WmeMJiffifcrtHty*" 4 for the long trucks in turning „ 7 ^ from the north to the. east. •' The commission people said' the plan they were "kicking around" as a possibility would necessitate the two stages, which would cause some problems on Oak street similar to those on Phillips regarding right-of-way for the higlf- way. It was reported Saturday there is not much enthusiasm for this kind of a routing as far as Algonans are concerned. . • . •'• •. - • . It is believed the commission people were giving the town something to "chew on" for reactions locally. Frank Welch, 70, ex-Ledyard resident, dies Ledyard — Services for Frank Welch, 70, of Madison Lake, Minn., were Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ledyard with burial in the church cemetery, He came to Kossuth county as a boy and was employed at Lynch Oil Co., before moving to Madison Lake about 10 years ago. Survivors include two brothers, John of Madison Lake, and Mike of Algona; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Thompson of Arlington, Va., two nieces and three nephews. Swea City buys new fire Imck SWEA CITY — A now fire truck w«s purchased for the Swea City Community fire district at a meeting of the town council hero Sept. |. The cost of the new truck wai M«919.00 and it was purchased from the Haitlheff Motor Co, of Swee City. The fire fighting apparatus was purchased a* a cost of *U,oOfl and the total cost e f the entire unit wit HM!9. The truck will ttryo the district of Swea, Harrison, Grant, f a- git and parti of Seneca and Greenwood townships. A Titonka serviceman was beaten beyond recognition and was in critical condition in a Nashville, Tenn. hospital in an apparent robbery recently. He was 1st. Lt. Gerald Welhou- sen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Council buys property for parking lot The city council approved purchased of the Robinault Estate property at 123 East Nebraska street west of the First Methodist church for offstreet parking at the regular council meeting last Wednesday night. A resolution approving the contract was adopted. A price of $14,500 was paid for the 66 x 132' lot. Title will be received Oct. 1, and work will begin shortly after. The property adjoins a present parking lot which houses about 25 cars and the new lot will also take care of about 25 cars. Work will be completed this fall if weather permits. WAYNE KEITH, Kossuth County Civil Defense Director, discussed a suggested outline for community action to deal with man-made or natural disasters with the council. In other business, no action was taken on a request to close an alley in Block 56 O. P. which was submitted to the council since all of the property owners bordering the alley did not sign the peition. John Welhouien of Titonka. Ironically, hit parents were enroute to hit bate at Port Campbell with Li Welhouten't wife and two children at the time of the incident and they arrived at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, just a few hours after hit body wat found. Latest newt in the cate indicatet that two suspects in the beating have been picked up and Lt. Welhou- ten't car, which had been stolen, hat been recovered. Lt. Welhouten it expected to make a complete recovery. He it a helicopter pilot at Ft. Campbell at Clarksville, Tenn. He wat found in a ditch about eight miles northeast of Clarkt- ville. According to the sheriff there, hit face was beaten to a pulp and whoever did the job used a weapon of some sort. Lt. Welhousen had been beaten on the head and neck and lost a lot of blood. He wai given emergency treatment by two doctors and later transferred to Nashville. He wat found about 6 a.m. in the morning. Hit 1966 Chevrolet sports car was missing as well as his billfold. Trains runnini early Thursday The first Milwaukee train to pass through Algona : in three days came through in the early morning hours on Thursday after more than SO repairmen had finally completed the job of fixing the tracks near the Algona Country Club about 1:30 a.m. Work had been almost continuous since the 29-car wreck at 10:10 a.m. Monday. It took workmen about 56 hours to clear thc^ track and repair the rails. There will still.be several more weeks of' work in loading the damaged.cars and piggy-back trucks onto flatcars for' transportation Jo repair headquarters at'Aus- tin, Minn. > "•'• LuVerne man's brother dies Carl Schipull, 72 of Goldfield and brother of well- known LuVerne farmer Albert Schipull, died Wednesday at Clarion. Funeral services for him were held Saturday at Goldfield with burial there. He was a director of the Goldfield State Bank and a retired farmer. Besides' the LuVerne brother, he is survived by his wife, two sons, 11 grandchildren, two other brothers and two sisters. illlllniiiiiitiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiinimnininilnnimiiiiimiHHimnnmniiiiMiniiiimimililiiiliiininiHniniiiniHniiiiniiniiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiii IIIIMIIMMIMMIMIMMH minium iiiiiiiiiiiinii iiiiiinm.in.u.minim.IMIII.I.III.IIMHIIIMM> Pair of crashes on city streets Algona police investigated two crashes on city streets the middle of last week and charges were filed in one. In the other, an unknown driver struck a car owned by Charles'-Davis, Algona, which was parked north of the Algona high school Thursday. Davis discovered the damage, estimated at about $150, when he returned to his car about 10:30 p.m. He notified city police. Cars driven by Monte Collins, Livermore, and Rev. Ralph Hindman, LuVerne, collided at Oak and Diagonal streets Tuesday evening about 10:20 p.m. with $250 damage to the Collins car and $350 damage to Rev. Hindman's machine. He pulled onto Diagonal from Oak and the two machines collided. Rev. Hindman was charged with failing to enter safely. Historical building to open Fridays Following the opening the historical building will be open from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. the coming two Fridays, Sept. 22 and 29. There is no charge. Ledyard youth to Rochester after car crash UMMIIIIIIItHMIIHIHMIIIIIIIMimill MIIHIIMIIMIIHMMI HMD I It Mil MIMMIimHIMIHIIIIHHIHIIMMMMIIHMMHIIIHHIHNHMHmiHHHIMHIl IHMIIIIIHIIIIHHIMMIMIIIIHMMItMMIHMMIIMMIIMIHIIIIIIIIIHIMMMtMMIIMIIIIMd officers honored Car rolls over four or five times Friday Bancroft — A 21-year old Ledyard youth, Ronald Jorgenson, suffered severe head injuries about 2 p.m. Friday in a one-car crash three miles north of Bancroft. He was taken to St. Ann hospital in Algona and then transferred to a Rochester, Minn, hospital later in the day. The accident occurred on highway 169 north of Bancroft near the Albert Kollasch farm. Cars were parked on both sides of the highway along the farm, where a seed test meeting was being held. Jorgenson was passing another car and apparently got too close to the shoulder and lost control. Witnesses said his car turned over four or five times along the highway. He had a seat belt on and was not thrown from the car. After emergency treatment at St. Ann hospital, he was transferred to Rochester. Ronald is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jorgenson of Ledyard. She is the Advance news correspondent at Ledyard. He was recently discharged from the Navy and had been attending school as a meat cutter and was employed at the Red Owl store at Fairmont. It is believed he was en- route to Colorado Springs, Colo, for the weekend. VIEWS OF JORGENSON CAR illlllllHIIIMIIMMMMMIMMIHMMHIIIMHMMIMIMMMIMIIMIIIIIHttHIIIIHMHHmiHMHHIIHIMMIHMI* 672 attend Titonka opening A total of 672 persons attended the big "Grand Opening" of the new Custom Farm Service plant at Titonka, it was reported this week by manager Phil Pfeffer, manager of the plant. Visitors were served free refreshments. THREE LOCAL PEACE officers were honored Monday night at the Peace Officers dinner staged by the American Legion and Auxiliary at the Veteran's Memorial building here. Shown holding awards are, left to right, patrolman Bill Tordoff, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Police Chief Al Boekelman. They are flanked by ex-commander Frank Saiter at left and present commander Nels Anderson at right. Also part of the program were three local boys who attended Boys State as representatives of the local Legion post and they told of their experiences. Also speaking were Mr. Anderson, Mrs. F. F. Mueller, Auxiliary president, and Mrs. Lillie Foth, past-president. A dance followed the event. Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. (IHIHMMMMMMIIIMIIIUUIMMMIIIIMIMIIIIIHHIIIIMIMMMIIMIIMIMIIIHMMHMMMIMIHMIIIMIIMIMIMMIMMMMMIIMIIIIIM1IIIIIIIMHIIMMIIIMHIIIMI Workers pledge '33,211 to hospital Thursday MIHMIUIItllMMIIHIIHIIIMIMmiMHHMIIIIIIIIHIIM MUmimMIIMIIIIIIMUMtMMIIMHMMUIUMIUMHMHHMHMIH THE THKEE BOY'S STATE youths from Algona who spoke to the American Legion dinner meeting honoring the Peace Officers Monday night are shown above. All three, plus Rich Black who was unable to attend, were at Hawkeye Boy's State this summer. Left to right, Tom Molacek, Steve Reding and Tom Jones. Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Cars collide near Swea OHy A Fairmont, Minn, driver, Olander Johanson, 77, sus- atined cuts and bruises when his car crashed with a machine driven by Paul Eisenmann, Swea City, at the crest of a hill on a county road 7Va miles north and two east of Swea City about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. One of the machines slammed into the ditch and struck a fence doing $25 damage. Patrolman Charles Bird investigated and reported the cars met in the middle of the road at a hillcrest as they came from opposite directions. The Johanson machine had $1200 in damage and Eisenmann's car had $285 damage. HONOR SISTERS 0. D. A. will have a potluck picnic Monday evening, at 6 p.m., at Call state park, honoring the Sisters. Four dealers to show new ears this weekend Four more Algona car dealers will show 1968 cars this week, completing the annual new car showings for the year, Three car dealers plan Thursday showings. Schulti Bros, will display the Cadillac, Pontiac and Buick cars all day Thursday and during the evening with special entertainment planned throughout the day. Kossuth Motor Co. has its complete line of Chevrolet car* and trucks en display Thursday, and Deu's Garage will show the new Ramblers and Qldsmobilef Thursday. fhe final car showing will be Friday when Taylor Motor Co. will display the 1968 Ford ears and trucks and Mercury ears. Two hundred and sixteen volunteer workers attended the St. Ann Hospital campaign Kick-off Dinner meeting held Thursday evening, Sept. 14. Represented at the meetirtg were the Whittemore organi- sation, South County organization 'and the General Prospect organization for the Algona area. The workers filled out their personal Cards of Intention at the meeting. The meeting ended on a note of optimism when Harry Greenberg, General Campaign Chairman, announced that the audi'. ; t of workers' subscriptions ait the dinner total $33,21,1. This added to the more than $50,000 reported to date in advance gifts gets the campaign officially underway with approximately $84,000 subscribed. Team Chairmen and Team Members in the three organB- zaltions, working in pairs, began making calls on prospective donors to the hospital improvement fund on Friday, September 15. It is expected •that 80% of all the calls will •be completed by the first re*port meeting. The dinner was prepared and served by the St. Auxiliary, the Business and Professional Women and members of the kitchen staff of Garrigan High School. The Kossuth County Woman's Chorus entertained the gathering with four choral selections. County planning meeting held The Kossuth County Muni- rm'pal League met in the Burt Town Hall Tuesday, Sept. 12. Burl A. Parks, Planning and Development Specialist with the Cooperative Extension Service of the Iowa State University at Ames, was present to discuss County Planning & Zoning. In attendance were members of the Board of Supervisors, Mayors, Councilmen and several other interested citizens from all parts of the County. SELL WHITTEMORE HOME Whittemore — Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Roeber sold their nome in the west part of town here to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Struecker of West Bend and will build a new home on lots just east of their present house. Belle Roalson rites at Swea City Swea City — Funeral services for Belle Roalson, 81, of Swea City were Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Swea City. Miss Roalson died Wednesday of a stroke at Valley Vue Nursing Home in Armstrong. She had been in failing health for three years. Born Feb. 5, 1886 at Humboldt, Iowa she attended schools at Badger and moved to Swea City with her parents in 1908. Since the death of her parents she had made her home with various members of her family before going to the nursing home in 1964. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Martha Knutsen of Valley Vue Nursing Home and Mrs. Oliver Ewing at' Swea City and 13 nieces and 12 nephews. Former LiiVerne man dies at Cheyenne Joseph G. (Si) Stauffacher, formerly of LuVerne, died on Sept. 6 at the Veterans hospital at Cheyenne. He had been ill several months. He was born Feb. 22. 1896, at Lu- Verne, and moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., about six years ago when he retired. He was married to Lucille Proctor at Mason City May 24, 1961. She survives as does a son. Robert Stauffacher. and a sister, Alma Huff, both of LwVerne. Burial with military rites was at the Fort McPherson national cemetery near North Plittje, Neb. ' Big values for 150 minutes of Moonlight Madness Wednesday night!

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