Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 26, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 26, 1967
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Alaona ho^uth County * IMond tW« ftiottef, D*. l.tMf, af AlfrsrxJ, lawd 50511 poiWfl«Hmd«/ Aif .—. Allen Schuitt, Anitt itz, both of Algona; Irvln Wirtje*. Lakota, Sue 1 Coyne, Ottumwa; Norman Carlson, Anket.y, Mary Mttrtm, Burt. NtW COURT CAMS Assignment for benefit of Creditors of Quality Manufacturing Co., Bancroft, lowtj Sunray Inc. vs. Louie Miller, Aoct. $1162.28, BUILDING PERMITS Cargill, Inc., install anhydrous ammonia tank, fA.OOO; Eldon J. Winkel, garage, $500; Eugene Hutchins, blacktop driveway; Oliver Bakken, sidewalk; Phil Diamond, enclose porch; John Forbes, addition, $3,000. ALOONA WEATHER Oct. 18-;.'.. _. 54 35 ' oct 19 __ _ . eo 26 Oct. 20 56 35 Oct. 21 -..,._. 68 27 Oct, 22 76 47 Oct. 23 75 48 Oct. 24 49 48 .35 Oct. 25 -- 36 .02 '. ST. ANN BIRTHS Oct. IB — Mr. and Mrs. William Shoenhair, Bancroft, girl, 7 Ib. 14 oz. Oct. 19 — Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Elbert, Whittemore, boy, 6 Ib, 14 oz. Oct. 20 — Rev. and Mrs. Edwin Bishop, Burt, boy, 6 Ib. 10-oz. MAYOR'S COURT Joseph P. Ehrhardt, Livermore, improper backing, $5; Robert J. Faust, Norfolk, Neb., public intoxication. $25; 'Darrel R. Osten, Columbus, Neb., public intoxication, $25; William Spurgeon, Whittemore, leaving the scene of an accident, $10, improper backing, •$.10; David A. Berendes, Algona, following too closely, $10; Donald D. Clapsaddle, Algona, failure to have control, $10; Virgil Roach, Algo- n'a, failure. to yield right of way, $10; Monte Collins, Livermore, driving while license under suspension, 2 days in jail. ST. ANN HOSPITAL VOL. V ~ MO. 14 — THURSDAY, OCT. 24, IMP, ALOONA, IOWA — tl r»A«S IN 3 SECTIONS cn stol ' iGal Crash injures two Iowa Lakes college boinl buys 120 acres •A' West Bend men killed in this crash SHOWN ABOVE is the 1966 Ford driven by Mrs. Donald Ebersole, Toledo, Iowa, after a collision at the intersection of West Call and North Call streets at 9:49 a.m. Monday. A CMC flatbed truck driven by Gordon E. Christiansen, Forest City, was going north on Hall street and Mrs. Ebersole was coming from the west when the accident occurred. Passengers in the Ebersole car, LeAnne. 3, and Scott Ebersole, 4, were taken by ambulance to St. Ann hospital where they were treated and released. The truck, owned by the Marting Manufacturing Co. of Britt had $50 damages to the left front fender and there was $500 to the right side and windshield of the Ebersole car. The Algona police department investigated and charges of failing to yield the right of way were filed against Mrs. Ebersole. •MIHNMIMHIIIHIHMMIIItllHtMIMIIHHMIHttimiMmitMlltHMMItmtlltlMMHIHIHIIHIMMIIHI Local Masons plan "100th" Nov. 2nd Prudence Lodge #205 of Algona will celebrate 100 years of Masonry With a gala . celebration on Thursday, Nov. 2. •' l •'.' ' . '••'. •• ' '. • The festivities are scheduled to get underway at 6:30' p.m. with a banquet served by the ladies of the Eastern Star. Reservations for the dinner are necessary and may be made by contacting Chas. D. Paxson, P.. O. Box 540, Algona. :•' •. '"' : • ]'• Following the banquet the large group will assemble in the Lodge room where past -••^|^$ e -j'^ Algona; medical; Mrs: Charles officers will be officialylrfe- KHMIMIMIIIMMMMIIMIIMIIMIIIIIIIHIMMIIIIIi Pioneer Lakota woman dies at age of 98 Origer, Whittemore, medical; Loren White, Algona, medical. Oct. 19 — Ed Detrick, Algona, medical (transferred to Vet's hospital). Oct. 20 — Ethel McEnroe, Algona, medical; Minnie Hines, Algona, medical. Oct. 21 — Shirley Thilges, / Algona, medical. Oct. 22 — Mrs. Robert Liesner, Algona, medical; Mrs. Raphael Thilges, Algona, medical; Eugene L. Meyers, Algona, medical. Oct. 23 — Armor Lemkee, Algona, medical; Mrs. Myrtle Lighter, Algona, expired. Oct. 24 — Mrs. Roy Wessel, Algona, medical. N.J.Nemmers **. dies Monday in Algona •Nicholas J. Nemmers, 82, of Bancroft died Monday night at 12 o'clock in St. Ann Hospital where he had been a patient since October 1. Death was attributed to complications of pneumonia. Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:30 a.m, in St. John Catholic church. The parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Garry Funeral Home. •Survivors include his wife, Mae; four sons and seven daughters: Richard, Loren, Arthur, Mrs, Gail Graydon( Leola), Mrs. Jerry Barmore (Donna), Mrs. Frank Bauer (Shirley) all of Roclcford, 111.; Raymond of Des Moines; Mrs. Charles La Spina (Mary) and Mrs. Gilbert Willey (Oonothy) bdtlh ol Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Maurice Kollasch (Betty) of Swea City and Mrs. Paul Kinfcpatrick (Delia) of Waukegan, 111. DeGMter shows improvement Screal DeGeeter, Bancroft farmer, is progressing nicely at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Minn., where he remains following a cornpieker-power take-off accident on October 5. Monday H screws were peiv manently placed in his ankle, which was broken in two places. The fractured limb was expected to be braced with splints and plsced in a plastic cast on Tuesday. . 'ceived and introduced: The Grand Master of Masons in Iowa, R. Kenenth Miller will be received and proper Masonic honors will be accorded him. > Following the introductions a colorful and interesting history of Masonry in Algona has been compiled by Brother Max Miller and will be presented at this time. Following the history of the lodge the speaker of the evening will be introduced. He is Ivan M. Maxson, P. J. G. W. of Dickens, Iowa. Grand Lodge officers who are expected to be in attendance include R. Kenneth Miller, Grand Master, Des Moines;' Gordon C. Hascall, Sr. Grand Warden, of Emerson; Ross McCulla, Jr. Grand Warden, Brooklyn; Ralph E, Whippie, Grand Secretary, Cedar Rapids; Frank J. Bell, Grand Treas., Carson; Tom Eggleston, Deputy Grand Master, of Boone; Charles T. Jackson, Deputy Grand Secretary, Cedar Rapids; Cecil Latta, Grand Chaplain, Des Moines; Robert Schmidt, Grand Marshal, Des Moines; Harold R. Black, Sr, Grand Deacon, Clear field; Glenn Brown, Jr. Grand Deacon, Olin; Edward E, Jebousek, Sr. Grand Steward, Conrad; Lloyd M, Hanson, Jr. Grand Steward, Eagle Grove; and Bar! Gerdeman, Grand Tyler, Dickens. FirMMi tap busy; 14 calls in Oct, The Algona Fire Department has been busier in October than it had in many months, answering 14 fire calls. The strong winds and extreme dryness has caused many hazard. Sunday afternoon, fire from the city dump hid spread causing alarm, but minor damage. Ute on Monday afternoon i trash fire at the Bthering- ton paidence next to Van's CaJe got out of hand and the department answered the c*H M 8:45 p.m. Monday strong winds blew burning embers from th« city dump across the river starting the hjgi grass afire, taking over m hour to control. At 10:30 a.m., Wednesday § call was made to the county home where a cornfield was afire. Lakota —Funeral services for Opal V. Wheeler, 98, were held Saturday afternoon, October 21, in the First Presbyterian church ..of, Lakota with •vthesi^vi^-Joliiiw^ieneriivtonT^'- ducting the service. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery at Algona. Mrs. Opal V. Wheeler, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sarchet, was born at Mill Creek, Ohio, May 16, 1889. She died at the Buffalo Center hospital Oct. 19. As a pioneer she came with her parents to Algona, Kossuth county at the age of 12 Sept. 2, 1890, she was united in marriage to Jay N. Wheeler, and they moved to Lakota, then called Germania. She was preceded in death by her husband, one infant daughter, Mrs. Marion Ley, and one grandson, James Ley. She is survived by one son, L. L. Wheeler, Miami, Fla., two daughters, Mrs. W, E. Ley of Lakota, and Mrs. Doris Smith of Fort Dodge. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Florence Shaner, Garner, 5 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Leaves scene of accident: charges filed Charges of failure to leave information at the scene of an 'accident and improper backing were filed by the Algona Police Department against William Henry Spurgeon, 21, Whittemore, alter lie hit a parked car belonging to Milton Bilyeu, Algona, at 12:55 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. He backed from the south aide of State St., and the Bdl- yeu car was parked on the north side of the street. There was $125 damages to the rear of the Bilyeu car. David A. Berendes, Algona, was chiajrged with following too closely and causing an ac- ident, when he hit the rear of a car driven by Mitch J. Taylor, stopped for the stop sign at the intersection of State and Harlan streets Monday evening at 9:35 p.m. There was |90 in damages to ithe- Taylor car. $3 THEFT HIRE Burglars entered the offices of the last Lawn Memorial Gardens on South Phillips street sometime over the weekend and took $3 in cash from a desk drawer. City police investigated. The board of directors c the Iowa Lakes Community"' college met October 23 at the administrative offices in fis- therville. The board voted to purchase land for the building of a vocational technical branch northwest of Emmetsburg adjoining the county hospital The purchase price of the land was $1,000 per acre for the 120 acre site. The price was the same as the land adjoining the site recently purchased by the hos-t. pital, the Lutheran home and the Emmetsburg high school; The board also voted to establish a course in auto mechanics in Algona. This will) be a two year course of a post-thigh school nature. The area college committee will lease a suitable building in Algona for this course for a period of two or three yean, and after the new vocational technical building is construe-' ted in Bmmetsburg, the course will be transferred to the permanent structure in : Emmetsburg, which is ceii- " trally located for the five county area. A course in auto body repair was also voted for Spencer and a secretarial course for Spirit Lake. These wiH al-, so be moved to Emmetsburg; when the site is completed. ' State approval is presently 'being sought for these courses and they will begin as soon as a staff is assembled and student enrollment is adequate. Architectural firms were discussed by the board but no definite conclusion wias reached concerning the hiring of an architect for the new vocational technical- building, TWO WELL-KNOWN West Bend men were killed and a third seriously injured when their car struck a tree (shown above) on a narrow road near Spirit Lake about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Kilted were Dr. James Johns, 41, West Bend veterinarian, and Byron Boos, 36, the driver of the car. A third occupant, Merle Porter, 45 and proprietor of the West Bend men's clothing store, is in a Spirit Lake hospital. He sustained leg, shoulder and internal injuries. Dickinson County Sheriff Robert Baker said the car was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed on a blacktop road along the east shore of Big Spirit Lake. The blacktop ends at a cattle guard, the sheriff said, and the rest of the route to Stony Point, where the three men were headed, is a narrow, gravel road. The car apparently passed the cattle guard, a series of metal pipes across the road, and hit a series of chuck holes. The machine went out of control and slid sideways into the tree. Boos was killed outright and Dr. Johns died an hour later at the hospital. Dr. Johns is survived by his wife and six children. He 'had been in practice in West Bend for about 10 years with Dr. John Uren. Boos, who worked at the West Bend post office, was not married. The three men and a fourth, Ken Eichelzer, also of West Bend, had been '"'"I II II MIIIIIHIMMIHI I Mill Myrtle Lighter, 81, dies; rites here Thursday Funeral services for Mrs. Mrytle Lighter, 81, who died Monday at St. Ann hospital, will be Thursday morning, Oct. 26, at 10:30 at the First Methodist church, Algona, the Rev. William Noland officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with the McCullough funeral home in charge. Casketbearers are Leon . Laird, Leo Cassel, Warren Nelson, Richard Post, Gene Rochleau and. Harold Sabin. Myrtle Ellis was born Dec. 29, 1885 at Milford, daughter of George and Addie Howe Ellis. She was married April 4, 1916 to Clint Lighter at Cumberland, Wise, They came to Algona 30 years ago where her husband managed the Miller Lumber Co. until retirement, Mr. Lighter died in December of 1962. Surviving is a daughter Marion, Mrs. LeRoy Petersen, of Humboldt, and a son Dwaine, owner of the Algona Reminder, Algona. There are seven grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Mrs. Lighter was very active in the Methodist church, a member of the WSCS and a past matron of the Eastern Star, Teachers to tour leeal industries Teachers in Algona public and parochial schools will be given a tour of four of the Algona industries Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. as part of "Industry Month" during October. The tours are sponsored by the Algona Industrial Corp. The teachers will be taken to Weidenhoff's, Universal Mfg. Co., Metronics and the Directory Service. Schools will be let out early Thursday to enable the teachers to take the tour. The four firms were selected as representative of the local industries because it would be impossible to tour all of them. Ex-Bancroft man ^killed in crash Bancroft — Donald Goche, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Goohe of Bancroft, was killed in a two-car crash near Iowa Oiity last Friday night. Funeral services for him were held Monday at Iowa City. He is survived by his wife and two children, his parents and eight brothers and sisters. Services held Monday for Algona woman Mrs. Pauline McGuire, 83 year old Algona woman, died Friday, Oct. 20 at St. Ann hos- Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church, the Rev. William Noland officiating. Burial was in Bast Lawn cemetery, the Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Virgil Gelhaus, Dean Gelhaus, Allan Buscher, Clarence Darnell, Merville Busch and Cornelius Dirksen. Honorary Pallbearers were Aldon Busch and Mark T. McGuire, Jr. Pauline' McGuire was born Feb. 17, 1884 in Germany. She came to the United States at the age of six, and was married to James Lee in June of 1915. In 1925 she was married to Edward McGuire. One son, E. A. (Bud) Lee survives. There are two grandohiUtren. Also surviving is one brother, Chris Gelhaus, Ledyard, and two sisters, Mrs. Freda Bush, Elmore and Mrs. Regina Poppe, Blue Earth. Now choorloidors al Bancroft Bancroft ^- New cheerleaders for St. John's high school were chosen recently and they a>e the following: A squad, Pat Murray, JoAnn Berrthard, JoAnn Binzen, Katie Fox and Alice Williamson; B squad, Mary Kramer, Nancy Menke, Darlene Hatr ten, Arlene Coady and Paula Bauer. Soil judging team in meet today The Algona soil judging team will travel to South Clay today (Thursday) to take part in the Fifth Annual Northwest Iowa Soil Judging Contest, according to George W. Sefrit, Vocational Agriculture Instructor. Members of the Algona team are Don Camp, Rod Rogert, David Sabin, Joe Pfeffer, Steve L. Schultz, Each contestant examines four separate sites. He determines its texture, color, depth of top soil, best land use and other key points. The members of Iowa Area I Chapter of the Soil Conservation Society of America will present awards to four teams and top individuals. The Algona team placed first last year and represented the area in the national contest. Teams scheduled to take part in this year's contest are Estherville, Alta, Rolfe, Algona, Spencer, Humboldt, Sibley, Orange City, South Clay, Swea City, West Bend and Hartley. Sonricoman unhurt in Monday crash An Algona serviceman, Don Clapsaddle, escaped injury Monday night when the car he was driving went out of control and into the ditch l'/4 miles southeast of Algona near the Max King farm about 9:45 p.m. The machine, a 1955 Mercury, was owned by Phil Simpson, Algona, and was a total loss. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated and charged Clapsaddle with failing to have the car under control. Algonan's Motor WWr 9* Mrs. Marie Peterson, former Algdnan, and mother of Orville Duncan, Algona, died Sunday at Emmetsburg after a lengthy illness. She made her home with her daughter Maxine and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lashbrook. Funeral services for Mrs. Peterson were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Lutheran church in Emmetsburg. staying at the Johns cottage at Big Stony Point and had planned a weekend of hunting. Funeral services for Dr. Johns were held Wednesday at the First Methodist church at West Bend with Rev. Charles Birchmier officiating. Burial was in the West Bend cemetery. He was born in Chicago, 111., grew up at Columbia, Mo. and after graduation from the University of Missouri, moved to West Ben din 1952. He was married to Margaret Uren in 1948 at Columbia and was a veteran of World War 2. His wife survives as do two sons, James Jr. of Ames; William, four daughters, Jennifer, Rebecca, Katherini; and Janie, all at home. He is also survived by his mother and a sister. Final rites, for Mr. Boos were held Wednesday at the United Presbyterian church at West Bend with Hev. Alton Wirtz of Estherville officiating. Burial was at Rolfe. He was born at West Bend, graduated from high school there and attended Hamilton Business college at Mason City. He served four years in the Navy during the Korean War and had been employed as a postal clerk in the West Bend post office for the past seven years. His parents survive: Mr. and Mrs. Myron Boos, as well as a sister in Fond du Lac, Wis. Photo by Vincent Arnold, Spirit Lake IMtlMIMmtMIMtt*mM*M*MMmH UIIMHIIIIHMH Ml MHMMMMMIHIIMHtmilMMHHN KGLO-TV receives translator permit ••* '•'*. ™ '.• •<•-••,"** A ptrmit for construction of • TV translator installation was issued by the Federal Communications Commission, Saturday, Oct. 21, to Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, licensee of KG- LO-TV, Mason City. The permit is for construction of a 450 ft. tower to broadcast on Channel 71. All programs currently broadcast on KGLO-TV, Channel 3, Mason City, will be rebroadcast via this translator station. Lee Enterprises, Incorporated plans to be able to announce sometime this week a date for start of construction. A pre-winteit completion date is anticipated. Lions Halloween parade - party Tiies., Oct. 31 The annual Halloween party, sponsored by the Algona Lions club, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 7 p.m. with a parade down State street, led by the Garrigan high school band. The parade will begin at the Home Federal corner and end at the Athletic park on East State Street where judging of costumes and awarding of prizes will be held. Games and refreshments will follow the judging. Hot chocolate, donuts and cookies will be served to the children, and coffee and cookies will be given the adults. The party is financed each year through a door-to-door sale. This year members of the Lions club sold candy. Joe Bradley, Jr., is chairman with Dean Schlapia and the Rev. Paul Sohn co-chairmen. Parade chairman, Oliver Carlson; Head Judge, Leo Cassel; Food, Bob Henderson; games, Dean Schlapia; prizes and certificates, Penny Waller. LEADS DISCUSSION Pr. LeRoy I. Strohman, of Algona, will lead a scientific discussion at the 1967 annual meeting of the American Society of Dentistry for children Oct. 27-29 in. the Shoreham hotel, Washington, D. C. He is secretary of the North Central Iowa District Pental Assn. ^ ... .. 88 year old Burt woman Mrs. Amelia M. Polhemus, 88, Burt, died Monday. Oct. 23 at Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge, . Funeral services will be on Thursday, October 26, at 2 p.m. at the Burt Presbyterian church, the Rev. Bruce C. Calbreath officiating. Burial will be in the Burt township cemetery, the McCullough funeral home. Algona, in charge. Amelia Polhemus was born March 19, 1879 in Berlin, Germany, daughter of August and Hannah Neitzel. After the death of her father in 1884, she came to America from Germany with her mother and six brothers and sisters and settled in Kossuth county. She was married March 24, 1906 to Maurice E. Polhemus. Mr. Polhemus died Feb. 21, 1950. Two sons and a step-son survive. Edward L/, Artesia, California; Warren E., St. Louis, Mo.; and Ernest M., Artesia, Calif. There are six grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Mrs. Polhemus was one of 10 children, all deceased and had lived 82 years in the com- ; munity. One injured, another charged in accident A Seattle, Wash, man, Cy^ ril Deitering, sustained a cut above his eye last Friday morning when his car went off the road into the ditch on a county gravel road five miles southeast of Bancroft. The car, a 1966 Ford, which was owned by Donald Rahe, Bancroft, sustained about $700 in damage. In a second crash last Wednesday about 11 a.m. at the north edge of Sexton, cars driven by Wayne Sehotter. Pf Worthington, Minn, and Vfc gil Roach, Algona. collided as the Roach car came onto highway 18 from the side road. He was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way a,| the entrance to a highway. Both cars had about $300 in damages. Pajtrolmaj Bird investigated.

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