Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 16, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, October 16, 1967
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Attestor tett tit lor erZl Alqonaho^uth County < • i' '' .^jKji^lH- '• ,-* , ' ' ' fjt MM* m eriMtf *tt MM/ OH. I- 1t«,« A|»i* IN* MM paiMHtei (ft* A* « C«M MM* 'I, »«f • A. committee of the eon* ference board of aeledion of the county assessor KM picked November 21 as the date for in examination of candidates for assessor to succeed Leo tmmerlall. A notice will Appeal* in Thursday's Advance setting forth the procedure in making application to take the test., The committee of the conference board is R, G. Buchanan, named to represent the mayors' organization, Charley Quinn, Bancroft; to represent the board of supervisors, and Edward Boy ken, Titan- ka, ito represent the school board. Mr. Buchanan was named chairman and Mr. Boyken secretary, ' The. tax commission conducts the examination and grades the returns. This is to be completed within 10 days after the examination and the results are then certified to the committee. Hie committee may if it desires interview applicants on executive ability, past employment, and physical condition, and can report what H finds to the full conference board but the committee can not make any recommendation. The appointive powter is only in the full conference 'board. The board consists of the mayors of the county, the • 'board of supervisors, and the school districts. Each must vote as a unit—the mayors having one vote, supervisors one vote, and schools one vote. It is expected the selection can be made early in December if there are candidates, who pass the 70 percent correct answers in the examination. Auditor Moore has 'blanks on which application to take the examination can be made. Services for Fredl Schultz, 89, Saturday 'funeral services for Frederick Schultz, 89, Lone Rock, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Lone Rock Presbyterian church. The Rev. Albert Bullock officiated, assisted by the Rev. Marvyn Schultz, i Little Rock, Iowa, nephew of Mr. Schultz. Burial was in the Burt Township cemetery with the Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, in charge. Frederick Schultz was born February 16, 1878 at Burt. He attended the Hurt schools and Capitol Commercial college, Des Moines, He was married to Ida Krueger May 2, 1916 at Lone Rock, where he was a pioneer merchant, retiring in August of 1966, Mr. Schultz died at the Heritage Nursling Home in Bancroft. •Mrs. Schultz and one son, Roscoe A. Schultz, Milwaukee, survive. There are two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are two brothers,^ Ben, Spencer and William, Cedar Rapids. Services here Saturday for Lenora Hiltz Mrs. Lenora HUtz, 69, Algona, died Thursday at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, where she had been a patient since Oct. 2. Services were held at St. Cecelia's Catholic church Saturday, Oct. 14, at 9:30 a.m., Monsjgnor P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, Bancroft, with the Hamilton funeral home, Algona, in charge. Six nephews were casketbearers. Lenora Deitering was born April 21, 1898 it Bancroft, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Sudmeier Deitering. Sho was married at Bancroft June 9, )926 to,Harry HUU, who died in 1962. A son, Charles* died in 1954. Mr. and Mrs. Hilt? moved to Algoni 17 years, ago. Three sisters and two bro- th.fr? survive. Josephine, Mrs. Edward Kelso, Burlington; Mrs- Rose Rahe; Viola, Mrs. Rudolph Rahe; and Walter, all of Bancroft; Arnold, Roek- ford, fll. OH. -I, )*«,« Atari* *M VOL, 47 - NO. CO -MONDAY, OCT. U, 1M7, ALOONA, IOWA - IPAOIS FLU! lUMLlMlNT Btato Historical Society , X Ic^Bl'cJlty, loira once Fenton farmer dies; pinned ieker tragedies u Burglaries at Algona, VFN dub is Swea City last week lew defendant A Fenton farmer, 27-year old Adrian Arbogast, was killed when he was crushed under a cornpicker-sheller which fell on him while he was working under the machine at a farm 3'/fe miles southwest of Fenton. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Arbogast of rural Fenton. Arbogast was also known as a stock car driver and raced at a number of area tracks in recent years. HE AND DARRELL Berkland, also of Fenton, were working under the cornpick- er, repairing a broken gathering chain, when the hydraulic hose broke and the picker fell. Berkland was able to crawl from under the machine and escaped without injury. Arbogast was pinned by .the heaviest part of the picker. His father, Clarence, was working in a field nearby. The . ..{ilann was. sounded on the farm and one of the men ran to get a tractor and loader from the Edwin Uthof farm, several hundred yards away. But the young man was dead when the men pried off the picker- with the loader. The victim reportedly said only "Get it off of me," while pinned under the machine. The accident occurred just inside the Palo Alto county line and Dr. Francis Conway, Palo Alto County Coroner, and an ambulance, arrived shortly after. ' ,, - A,. .. _> „,_.,_ v r r ^ FUNERAL services were Saturday, Oct. 1,4 at the Fenton Methodist church, the Break-ins at Swea City and Algona during mid-week are being investigated by the Kossuth County Sheriff's office. The most recent burglary occured at the Algona Flour & Feed Co. store on Phillips street sometime Thursday night. Four office machines were stolen but no money was missing according to Mitch Taylor, who notified authorities. Taken was a typewriter, adding machine, check writer and credit card stamper but an expensive calculator was left in the main office. Entrance was gained by breaking a window on the south side of the building and stepping inside. AT SWEA CITY, the high school building was entered sometime Wednesday night and $165 in cash was taken .from a number of activity funds in the main office upstairs. A deputy sheriff checked the break-in and reported a door in the kitchen was pried open to gain entrance. '• HimitMMHNHinHHMimMHMIHHM Former Algonans wed 70 years Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Habeger, former Algonlans, recently observed their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 22, 1897, in Algoro, and farmed in this area. They retired in 1920 "because we had everything we needed to keep us happy and there waa no need to keep working." They now live in Long Beach, Calif. They have one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Armani, who lives in Los Angeles, a grandson and two great grandchildren. They still own their farms in Iowa. Mrs. Halbeger is 90 years old and he is 97. IMPROPER BACKING Charges of improper backing were filed by the Algona Police department against Esther M. Osborn, Algona, when she backed from a >parking place on State St. Friday afternoon at 2:45 'and hit a car driven by Richard Howard Busch, Algona. Burt woman hired as Extension Asst. The Kossuth County Ex- Council, in coopera- est is now 'attending State University, Iowa Tiire^'Mrs?'Russell Pattersbri, Burt, to fill the youth po:ition (Extension Assistant) in Kossuth County. R»u Ruccaii VIA-IA~~ ee- • J • wwaitt) in ivussuui v/uuiuy. K?£%PJS*S?ffJ&5*:\ Mrs. Patterson fills the vacan- ing. Burial was in the Fenton Methodist cemetery, the Thomas funeral home in charge. Casketbearers were Tom Yager, Brian Mortensen, Roger Ulses, Duane DeSart, Roger Frink and James Hartman. Mr. Arbogas was born April 5, 1940 at Estherville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Arbogast, who survive. He graduated from Fenton high school. One sister, Yvonne Schmitt, also survives. cy created when Dennis Cumberland resigned September 1 to enter private business. Ruth Patterson's primary duty will be organization of girls' and boys' 4-H in Kossuth County. This includes well over 800 members and 100 leaders in 40 4-H clubs in the county. , Mrs. Patterson is the wife 'of Russell Patterson, a farmer in the Burt area. They have four children ranging from ages 12 to 18. The old- Golden wedding ate oMoWlJtate University^ in the field of sociology. She is a 4-H parent and had 16 years of experience as an adult leader in various youth organizations. She has been very active in community affairs including past or present leadership as chairman of the Kossuth Extension Home Economics Committee, vice-chairman of the County Federated Women and county chairman of the Easter Seal Society. Mrs. .Patterson will begin training for this position on 'November 1 and begin her duties in Kossuth County December 1. We certainly wish Mrs. Patterson the best of success and know that she is looking forward to meeting and working with the many involved in the 4-H program in Kossuth County. Mayne pushes FCC to act on Algona tower Washington, D. C. — Congressman Wiley Mayne today revealed he has been assured by the Federal Communications Commission it will act on an application for a new TV Translator tower near Algona within the next ten days. Mayne pressed the FCC for immediate action after receiving inquiries from several Al- gonans. He found no action had been taken although the application had been gathering dust in the commission's files since August U. The applicant station, KG- LO (channel 3) at Mason City, plans to carry its programs by wire to the Algona tower, from which its transmitter signal is expected to reach sets within a radius of 15 or 20 miles. "I am happy my contact with the FCC has produced a promise to expedite action on •1* SEP 9 *" M^ne commented. The situation is urgent in that approval must arrive in time to permit sinking tow- TNI CHIIDMN and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. EJmore, Algona, request the pleasure of friends and relatives to attend an open house for their 50th wedding anniversary at Good Hope Methodist church, Lone Rock, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. October 22. The children are James; Mildred, Mrs. Walter Bofickholt; Leo, Verte and Earte, all of Algona,; Charles, Omaha; and Ruth, Mrs. Mario BariUos, Des Moines. They request no gifts. have Vicki Steil queen candidate at ISU . .,.,. Wi4 the broadcast facilities division of the FCC had already cleared the tower height with the Federal Aviation Agency. in crash case The Wieby-Johnson VFW Jsst club at Armstrong was made a defendant in an auto fjtaility damage case through iucross-petition by the origin- •u defendants. The cross-petition was filed in court Friday. i In the orginal case filed last January Elaine Guerdet, as administratrix of her husband's estate, brought suit for damages against James Thompson, doing business as the Jones Transfer, of Spencer, and Donald Bates. ; The case arose from an accident July 29, 1966 at 2 a.m. jf'hen a Thompson truck ran Into the rear of a farm truck which Douglas Guerdet was driving three miles east of Armstrong. Guerdet was fatally injured. | Mrs. Guerdet asked damages of $694,057.29 alleging negligence and illegal operation :$>f the truck owned by Thomp- lion and driven by Donald Spates. This was the largest 'plaim for damages ever filed fin the county. In the cross-petition filed ^Friday attorneys for Thomp:son allege that the Guerdet Struck had stopped or practic- |ally stopped on the highwa^ (and that it did not have lights Ion It is also alleged that Guerdet had been drinking beer |and intoxicating liquor at the |VFW club the, evening before :f and prior to 1 a.m. of the time f the accident. e cross-petition alleges e liquor was sold even tho? ugh the petition alleges it was apparent Guerdet was intoxicated. Thompson asks in case a judgment is granted to Guerdet on the original petition that Thompson have a like judgment against the VFW post, and in addition have judgment for damage to the truck in the alleged sum of $9916.38. Gee. Schneider, 61 of Bancroft, rites Friday Services were Friday at St. John's Lutheran church in Burt for George C. Schneider, 61, of Bancroft. Mr. Schneider died of a heart attack early Wednesday morning at this home. Born at LuVerne Dec. 8, 1905, he married Arlene Woodrow, Sept. 22, 1937, at Dresden, S. D. They have lived in Bancroft and he was employed at Menke's Phillips 66 as a tank truck driver. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard of Glenn Burney, Md, and Frederick of Humboldt; two grandsons; three brothers, Fred of Lu- Verne; Paul of Algona; and Edward of Minneapolis; and four sisters, Mrs. Edwin Kuehnast of Humboldt; Mrs. Deata Tew, Mrs. Raymond Funk and Mrs. Arnold Key. er, all of Algona, Burial was in the LuVerne cemetery. Foimtr Wgtu girt WW vKPVJl wl V Wv Mrs. Wayne (Maxine) Ford, Iowa Falls, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Moore, Algona, was named "Woman of the Year" for the second time by the Business and at Iowa Falls. She has teen ac<iy« for several years in work for retarded children, is § member of the Elsworth Hospital Guild, and a member of the Congregational church. Her husband is a former vocational agricultural teacher now a s»~ man for Ralston Purina, Vieki Steil Vicki Steil, of Algona is one of 15 Iowa State University coeds who are seeking the title of 1967 Homecoming queen. The field was to have ;;b?en t narrowed....to. Jivjth.can:.,. didates -late last week;"'The'; queen will be selected in all- university voting this week and will be introduced at the ipre-Homccoming pep rally Friday night. She will reign over festivities the rest of the week and at the Iowa 'State : "Missouri fo-Hba'll game this Saturday. illllHIIHIIMIIMHnillinilMIMMIMMIIIMtlllMinMIIMMiniMMniMMIMHMMUIMMIIMMIMIIMMMMIMMIIMMIIIMMIMMIHIIMMIIHMUIIIMimiMHMIIM Contests for mayor and council, LuVerne LuVcrnt — There will be contests for Mayor and Council in the Nov. 7 city elections here. James Mallory, incumbent, will be opposed by Paul Maas for the mayor's post while nine men have taken out papers for the five city council posts. Those seeking scats on the council are Dennis Patterio.i, Dennis Holmes, Myron Hinz, Otto Lawson, Dale Zentncr, John O. Cox, Lowell Thompson,. Harold "Dick" Miller and Henry Loerwald. Verlaine Johnson is unopposed for treasurer. SWEA CITY RACE SWM City — Eight men have been listed on the ballot for city elections to be held here Nov. 7. Three new councilmen will be elected and eight have filed. They are incumbents Martin Dahl, Milton Greimann and Alfred Anderson while A, E. Charlson, Robert Mortensen, Dennis Mittag, Maurice Kollasch and Jacob "Bud" Peterson have also filed for the posts. Others on the council not up for election are Don Martin and George Nelson. Mayor is Gifford P. Smith, MAYOR'S RACE AT TITONKA Titonka — A contest for mayor at Titonka is in the offering this fall as incumbent Harold Gartner is challenged by Howard Andrews. Incumbent councilmen running are John Hamilton, Alvin Honken, Richard Isebrand and John Miller plus Alfred Redenius, who is filing for the seat of John Isebrand, who is not seeking re-election. The election is on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. GETS AWARD Galen DoValois of Algona was one of 12 members of the field staff of Iowa State University's Cooperation Extension Service who was named to receive scholarships to support thair professional improvemant activities. The awards are 9 $50 scholarship. Fumes kill Swea City youth Thursday A 19-year old Swea City youth died in a freak farm accident last Thursday while filling a tank with LP gas. He w«» Sfcvtn Krumwi*- de, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Krumwiede, who farm between Swea City and Ban- .croft. He was found dead in 'the cab of a tractor about noon Thursday at the Dick Dahl farm one-fourth mile north of Swea City. He was last seen about 11:15 a.m. His body was found by Jimmy Richardson of Swea City and Mrs. Dahl. Richardson is employed in a gas station and he and Krumwiede usually ate lunch together. When Krumwiede did not appear, Richardson went to the farm and he and Mrs. Dahl found the body. THE SWEA CITY firemen were called for a rescue crew. An attempt at resuscitation was made but with no success. Kossuth County medical examiner Dr. R. F. Snyder was called to the scene and reported the death was due to accidental asphyxiation. He reported that the "whole interior of the tractor cab was covered with frost. Apparently Krumwiede was overcome by fumes. Then when the tank was filled, the gas sprayed back into the cab and acted as a refrigerant." . u , The family lives five miles south of Swea. City. FUNERAL SERVICES were held Saturday afternoon at Immanuel Lutheran church in Swea City. Burial was in the Harrison township cemetery with the Reese-Henry funeral home of Swea City in charge of arrangements. Steven was born July 16, "" I IIINMHIII Illllmilllllllllllll ,l|> Stolen car picked up here Friday Patrick Lee King, 22, was picked up at the Champlin Oil station Friday at 3:20 p.m. by the Algona police department with a car he had stolen last Saturday, Oct. 7, at Coralville. He had escaped from a county jail work detail at a garage and body shop after borrowing $50 from a co worker, then stole the 1957 Chevrolet. King is being held at the county jail and will be returned to Coralville. Algona schools gel safely course School Safety Patrol youngsters in this city are being given a special training course this week by Mr. Wilson R. Morrison of Des Moines, Traffic Safety consultant for the AAA Motor Club of Iowa. STEVEN KRUMWIEDE 1948 and attended elementary school at Swea City and was graduated from the Sentral high school at Fenton in 1966. He is survived by his parents and five sisters and brothers: Nancy, 17; Kevin, 13; Robin, 11; Kristi, 7; and Darren, 3. His maternal grandmother is Mrs. Hikke Abbas, Swea City. MtMHIMMHIMIMHIIIIMMMIMMIIIMIIMMIIIIMIMIIIHIIIIHIIIHIMMIMMIIIIIHIIMIIMII IIIIIMIIMIIHIMMIMHimUHimiUMIMIIIHIIMIIIM Garrigan play THII II A SCINI from the play "Thf Death _ Ljfe of Larry Benson," a modem drama to he presented Oct. 29 and 31 at Garrigan high school. Mam character* shown rehearsing the play are Mrs. Benson (Rose Studsr), Mr. Benson (Leonard Becker) and Larry Benson (Dive Besch). Other cast members are Debbie Arndorter, Shirley Becker, Tim Boekelman, Michael Bray, Rich Elbert, Karen Fychsen, Marcia Hinken, Jeanne MU<Jer, Jean Najuholz and Janice Thul. Student director is Barb Winkjel. ** j .M

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