Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 20, 1967 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, November 20, 1967
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Driving for defewetobe , ' A D«f>nsive driving prd> gram for Algona ihd §tfr< rounding communities of Kossuth county will be held Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Thursday, Ndy, 30, This program has beeri pre< pared and .made available by the National Safety Council. , The eight hour course will be "given by safety consultants from the state safety education division, and supported by the Iowa Highway patrolmen, also required that all the patrolmen take this course. The defensive driving program is a safety brush-up course for all licensed, experienced drivers. In timing the ' course right at this time, the sponsors of this course are seeking to do something about the terrible toll of lives arid property during the December holidays. All licensed drivers of all denominations are welcome arid urged to participate in this program. The place is the Algona public high?school auditorium. Pre-registration is 0:30 • 7 p.m. Time of Course: 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, first session; Thursday, Nov. 30, second session. ' The cost is $2 for supplies. It is sponsored by Council of Catholic Women. , Patrolman W. Tordoff, license examiner, says: "It was required by the Department of Public Safety that every patrolman in the state of Iowa take this defensive driving course. I found it very educational and helpful. I feel every driver would gain something from it to help him or her become a better driver." tad for BrriMris d *•"-«** ---- HMIMMMl WhiHemore — Neighbors of the Edwin Greinerts performed a' Good Neighbor Deed a week ago Tuesday end Wednesday When (hey picket! corn on the farm near heft. 'Helping were Ernest, Alvin, Hugo Lawrence, Dennis Sf Alfred Meyer, Vic" Dsui",~Ei<-' win Struecker, Joe Zohbon, Date Bell, Erwin Bruhn, Pat Baumann, Bill QstwaM, Gerald Elbert, Ed Berte, Wayne Fetor, Elmer Fehr, Ronald Meyer, Harold Poppen and Mines GreJnert. Food was furnished by neighbors and cooked by Mes- daimes Lawrence Meyer, Erwin Bruhn, William Ostwald, Joe Zohbon, Frances Zohbon and James Zaugg. ' 'Mr. Greinert had been in the hospital for some time but was brought home last Wednesday. Eltet irtetort at Oomtry eh* •Five new directors were elected to the Board of the Algona Country Club last Wednesday evening at the an* nual Stockholder's meeting, They were Charles Sheafcley, Murray Mowers, Dick Everds, Walt Hagen and Jerry Cowan. They will replace the five directors whose terms expire at the end of this year. Ted Herbst, who has served as vice-president the past year, will be the new club president in 1967, UNION SIRVICIS Union Thanksgiving Services will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 p,m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Algona with the seven churches of the Ministerial Union participating. The Rev. Robert F. Lorenz of the First Lutheran church wiil have the sermon. AI qonariojiuth County ••••••••••••{^^•••••••••••••••••••••••MMMMIMttMBM glgm ^ '-'•">•-. . ' tS& * . •Mtttti ft tMc, t *t SOStl |»tf*We*umf« Atf of C«W MWrth - 10 PAOtt IN 1 SI CTION to Hietoi v iciaj. a City, vance mail burned to death In college play fICTURED rehearsing a scene from "See How They Run" are Buena Vista College students Kitty Hardgrove, daughter of Mr. and 'Mrs.. Charles Hardgrove of Algona and Michael MoGuke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan McGuire of Fort Dodge. Kitty is a sophomore student; (Mike a freshman. The 3-act farce, directed by Mrs. Ruth Longman, will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 17 and 18, at 8:00 p.m. in Sohaller Memorial Chapel. AlfOMa cart crash it Sexton Two Algona farmers escaped, injury Thursday afternoon when their cars collided * 4Vi miles north of Sexton on a county blacktop. A car driven by Fred Asa, was coming out of Ray Cunningham farm drive about 1 p.m. and turning left onto the blacktop. He reported he did not see a car driven by Sylvester Arndorfer coming north on the road. Arndorfer applied his brakes and cramped to the right but struck the rear of the Asa car and then continued into the east (fitch. The Asa car (had $75 in damage and Arndorfer's machine had $150 estimated damage. 'Deputy sheriff Don Wood checked the accident and filed charges of failing to stop and yield at a private drive against Mr. Asa. Joyce Thorpe, former Algona girl, is dead Mrs. Russell Thorpe, 3&, the former Joyce O'Brien, died Wednesday, Nov. 15 V i in Memorial hospital at Sterling, HI. She had been ill for some time and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tim O'Brien of Algorta, had been with the fahiily.*- Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9:30 in the Catholic church in Sterling. The body was brought to the Hamilton Funeral home in Algona, to lie-in state from 1:30 to 3:30 p^m. Sunday. Graveside committal services were held at 4 plin. Sunday at Calvary cemetery, with Monsigrior P. P. Gecuren officiating. ••"• •• •;-'; '' : .^J?f, ; Those coming from EUih- ois were Mr, Thorpe ;^|hd their two /children, Timothy and Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Tim O'Brien, Larry Dick Thorjpje, Arlington Heights, HI., the i F. L. Thorpes who were joined enroule by Mrs. Bernice Seefley, all of Ames. Joyce O'Brien was born May 18, 1928 at Lawler, la. She graduated from Algbna high school in 1945 and ^attended Clarke College !fbr Girls at Dubuquc for one year before going to Iowa State Teachers : college in Cedar Falls. She taught kindergarten at Clear Lake for two years before her marriage to Russell Thorpe. Also surviving is a sister, Ann. Help Roethlers in farm work FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS of the Virgil Roethler family performed a "Good Neighbor Deed" last Friday when they chopped, disked and plowed 60 acres on the farm. The dozen area farmers who helped with the work are shown above during a break for the photographer. Front row, left to right, Gerald Erpelding, Marvin Erpelding, Cliff Teeter, Bob Buscher, Bill Bormann; back row standing, left to right, Tom Henry, Richard Simpson, Frank Kisch, Wilbur Knecht, Ken Teeter, Merle Teeter and Verne Teeter. Women also fixed a lunch for the men later in the afternoon and those who helped included LaVonne Henry, Agnes Kisch, Helen Erpelding, Dorothy Simpson, Pat, Myrna, Clara and Elaine Teeter, Jeanette Buscher. The Roethlers have been away from the farm much of the time the past two weeks after their 14-year-old daughter "Jackie" was seriously injured in a farm accident. The Whittemore Co-op Elevator furnished gas for the farmers. Exclusive Kossuth County Advance Photo. Charges filed at Bancroft Charges of failing to have control of his vehicle were filed against Kenneth Droess- <ler, 18 of Bancroft, after the Bancroft Coop Creamery truck he was driving: struck a parked truck at Bancroft last Wednesday morning about 8:30 a.m. The accident occured on the main street as Droessler rounded a curve and struck the Kraco Oonstr,, Co., Sioux City, parked truck. Damage to the creamery truck was estimated at $350 by patrolman Charles Bird, who investigated and filed charges. The parked machine was not damaged. The Algbne high 1 school basketball teem will open its winter season Tuesday night, tomorrow night, et Emmetsburg. The Junior Varsity genie will start st 6f45 p.m. and the two games will be played in the Catholic gym in the south part of town. Coach Howie Stephenson has been drilling hit club twicers-day for two weeks but still hadn't set • starting lineup by Friday. He in- dicsted lettermen . Roger Meyer end Tom Jones would be starters es well es senior Rich Black. The other two starters will be chosen from Dennis Richter, Craig Taylor, Mike Betts, Rod Rogert end Dele Pedersen. The Bulldogs will not have e Fridey game this week but will see action egein next. Tuesday et Swee City before their home game against Eagle Grove here Fridey, Dec. I. OPEN HOUSE •Friends and relatives of Mabel Mino are invited to an open house by her family in honor of her 80th birthday. The event is being held in the Swea City Methodist Social Halll from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, Mrs. Mino has six sons; Ed, Algona, Leonard, Harold, Leslie, Glen and Walter, all of Swea City, Lutherans to S '/ burn mortgage on building There will be a Mortgage Burning Ceremony during the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 26 'in Algona. This liquidates the debt on the Education Unit and the Parsonage of the church, completed in 1960 during the pastorate of Rev. G. J. C. Gerike. There will also be special music by the Junior Ohoir and Children's Choir. Rev. G. J. C. Gerike, the institutional Chaplain and Campus Pastor in Des Moines, will be the speaker on the theme "What Mean Ye By This Service"? Pastor Gerike will also speak to the upper Sunday School and Bible classes at 9:15 a.m. on his work in the Des Moines area, This meeting will be held in the church and all interested are invited to attend. There will be a Congregation Potluck Dinner at noon, served by Council members wives, with Pastor and Mrs. Gerike and Carol Mae as guests of honor. Pastor Gerike was at Trinity Lutheran for nine years. 5 area sludenls graduate from ISU Fall Commencement exercises were held Saturday morning in the Armory at •kwa State University with 515 graduating. Area students receiving degrees were: Algona—Patricia A. Conn, Physical education for women, Mr. and 'Mrs. Charles W. Conn; William P. Rahm, Physical .education for men, Mr. and 'Mrs. Magnus A. Rahm. Buffalo Center—Dennis L. Hippen, Animal science, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hippen. Sort—Verlyn R. Larsen, Farm operation, Mrs. Doris Ldrsen. Livermore—Ivan E. Larson, Engineering operations, Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Larson. MAHoMl nanws of More names and addresses of servicemen in Viet Nam (have arrived late at the Advance office. They are Sp/4 John E. Mosbach US 54926652, 4th Med Det (VSL) c/o 85th Evacuation Hospital, APO San Francisco, Gal. 06238; Daniel C. Rente, St-t-VS 55890329, HQ Co. 554 Bngr (SV) - 39th Bn., APO San Francisco, Calif. 96374; Pfc. Larry D. Evens US 55889310, Bat. B - 2d Bn. - 4th Arty - 9th Inf. Div., APO San Francisco, Cahf. 96372. A new address is lifted for Pfc George M. Graham US 54926056 Co. C % Inf. 1st Inf. Div. APO San Francisco, Calif. 96345. Ex-LuVerne man dies at Fort Dodge A former LuVerne man, Erwin E. Ramus, collapsed and died on a downtown Fort Dodge street last Wednesday. He was stricken shortly after noon and was pronounced dead at Mercy hospital where •he was taken by ambulance. Funeral services for him were 'held Saturday morning at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church in LuVeme. Rev. Paul R. Heckman of Fort Dodge officiated and burial Was in the LuVeme cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his wife, Bettie; two daughters, Mrs. Becky Vernell Hedeen of Cherokee, and Vickie, at home; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Martha Ramus of LuVeme; a brother Orval of Fort Dodge; two sisters, Mrs. Irwin Hildman of Wesley and Elizabeth Ramus of LuVeme. He was born at LuVeme 'arid lived at the Kossuth County town until 1949, when ihe moved to Fort Dodge. He was a self-employed painter. INJURED IN FALL Swea City — Mrs. Ella Helmke, 81, of Swea City, fell Sunday at her home and fractured her left hip and left wrist. She is in Holy Family . Hospital at BsthervUle • Pony killed south of towu A pony owned by the Darlow Rogert family who farm south of Algona was killed Louie Mueller Whittemore, fire victim A retired Fenton farmer, 82-year old Louie E. Mueller of Whittemore, was burned to death while burning cornstalks on his acreage at the east edge of Whittemore last Wednesday afternoon. Hit wife, Retina, found his burning body when she returned home from visiting • neighbor shortly before 4 p.m. She had left the house around 2 p.m. to visit Mrs. Mollie Zumach, who lives a few houses from the Muellers. She had told her husband, who had lately suffered from a heart condition, to remain in the house. But apparently he decided to burn the cornstalks from a small patch of corn he had grown this summer. The fire was about 100 yards from the house. Mr. Mueller apparently got too close to the fire and the flames caught his dothing on fire. He ran or crawled almost all the way back to the house before he collapsed. WHEN MRS. MUELLER returned home, she found his burning body near a small shed close to the house. All of his clothing but his shoes were burned off and his body was badly burned. She called a neighbor, Ralph Fandel, as well as Rev. Oleo Kautsch who came to the house but Mr. Mueller was dead when they got there. Kossuth County Medical Examiner, Dr. R. F. Synd- Friday mo^ng jjvhen• struck er of 'Swear City, was also w,...-^ ,«_, summoned, as was the rescue unit of the Whittemore fire department. Dr. Snyder said death was caused by 2nd and 3rd degree bums. by -a Hiland Potato Chip truck driven by Don Higgs, Algona, The accident occurred about 7 l /2 miles south of Algona on highway 169 near the Rogert farm about 6:40 a.m. The pony had gotten loose and wandered on the highway. The truck had about $150 in damage but Mr. Higgs was not injured in the crash. Deputy sheriff Eppo Bulten checked the accident. Services Fridey for Ellen Norton Funeral services were held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia's Catholic church for Ellen Teresa Norton, 84, who died Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Home. Monsignor P. P. Gearen officiated. Burial was in St. Joseph Catholic cemetery at Wesley, with Father R. W. Phillips conducting the graveside services. Casketbearers were Ed Wolf, 0. L. Nasby, Maurice Givens and Robert Reilly. EHen T. Norton was born Nov. 28, 1882 in Sissn* Park, 111. Her parents were Thomas and Margaret Norton. Miss Norton was a clerk in Algona for many years. One sister, Mary Julia Norton, of Algona, survives. //./.'///-•////'<••/'• If you want to reach 37,$00 homes ... use the HMTH , ,. lUMHICITflNe FIVi NORTH IOWA COUNTHV PfrftfI fjltfo to §u» ytyr Wflit M ftr fait re*uttf ,,. kit HM "PfACH" help yttf itiiii Elusive in County in the Itncrift Register and the Cavnry Advance! To close dump on Sundays FUNERAL SERVICES for Mr. Mueller were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Nov. 18, at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Whittemore, with the Rev. Oleo Kautsch officiating. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran cemetery, Fenton, the McCul- kmgh Funeral Home, Algona, in charge. Casketbearers, were Matt Brdman, James Besch, Alfred Meyer, Norbert Zumach, Lorenz Gade and William Ost- waM. Louis Ernest Fredrick Mueller was born Jan. 6, 1885 at Fenton, son of Ferdinand and Emily Peton Mueller. He was married Sept. 7, 1910 to Clara Klatt at Fenton, who later died. In 1920 he was married at Blue Earth to Rosina Klatt. They farmed for many years near Fenton but. had retired. Mrs. Mueller, four sons and one daughter survive. Merrill, Algona; Arthur, Lone Rock; Oh'via, Mrs. Lloyd Johnson, Cylinder; Clifford, Stanley, Wis., and Maynard, Merced, Calif. One son, Wilfred, is deceased. There are 34 grand children and 14 great grandchildren. A sister, Rose Borchardt, Badger, and one brother, Ernest, Fenton, also survive. Mr. Mueller lived all his life in this area and was one of the first confirmed members of the St. John's Lutheran church of Fenton. Beginning Friday, Dec. 1, new hour* for hauling garbage to the city dump will go into effect and the dump will be closed ail day on Sun* day, according to a resolution passed by the Algona city council at its regular semimonthly meeting Wednesday Hourt when the dump will be open art from 7 a.m. until i p.m. Monday Huovgh fstyrday. There will also INI tvpervifion of Hit dump and • perten will hired shortly for the The new hours were upon the recommendation of Axwell Inc., which lias been handling tt* bait used to kill rat* at |he dump area, w, $1^& 9 ^^Wwfr IpWpsWS' |(^B^^^^™jp wijf a 3-2 vote with Dr. Kevin Nash and Sheridan Cook voting against it and Stan Muckey, James Andreasen and Joe Eibert voting for it. A sixth councilman, Ken Peirce, was absent. CHIEF argument in the resolution was the Sunday closing. It was pointed out by 'those against the Sunday closing that this is the only time many residents have of using the dump and with the sihorter days in the wintertime, there is very little day- ignt time when persons are off work to use the dump unless they haul garbage before breakfast. Those approving the Sun- 4ty closing pointed out that • Urge number of persons Have fftujrdty tfternosfis off now. In addition, it was added that the cost for having garbage teken to the dump by local firms ii Very nominal. Offenders subject to a fine and possible jail sentence go cording to the resolution. A REQUEST by the estates of B. A. Frankl and Vic Smith for the city to vacate some 16 blocks of streets and alleys in 'the northeast section of Algona near the Western Buyers plant was read and referred to the Planning it Zoning Commission, which wUl make a recommendation to the council. It was indicated the streets and alleys would* be purchased by the estates so that the A beer permit was approved for the American Legion Hall here. A letter was read to the council which was sent by Algona contractor Ray Johnson to the State Department of Health complaining that the city dump is an alleged nuisance. The council took the matter under advisement A notice received from the Board of Supervisors of Kossuth County was read, notifying the council of a joint meeting with the council concerning the Anibid&noe if Emergency Radio Facility agreement. It will be held Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. Buiball for B«rl mtttint Burt — The Burt Lionj club is sponsoring a banquet which will featwpe a representative of the- MAYOR HU FINN read 9 letter from the Algona Bound of EdMoajion requesting the fend could be parceled off city consider the' opening of and sold. Phillips to Sample street The streets are in the area of the new high school and the school officials feel that opening of the street would give better access to the area for school buses, motorists and children going to school A resolution was passed rrtel^d b tSL!?to ™» **« <W***»» ^o7^95%. J Tn?mon^ *-«* **»»*'. $**&* would include new and reconstruction of streets, storm sewers, plus principal and interest on bonds and ii other related street expense*. The city clerk was authorized to advertise for bids to supply the city wit}) gasoline for the year W08. v 9q[™*^&KSt l^p fjjr^fl i4p0M*.f •,M9* yHf GieUafaiLd Cfr^nctiniF Im ™ *' r *^>p^^>^p nr£*B£aBBjati^p^ijpaiBM l|pm^* FISH* City for work on Zotlo Versallee and first man Rich Reese wiil be on hand with Jerry Snydec of public rei»tious. The tenquet Will be held at the Burt schoolgymPec. 6. ThepuMic is invited to purchase ticket* from any Lion* cU& men*er ^Pf Tw w J*^B!p^* y WV~ w^BP^ft ^^S^SH*'' Kennedy street from

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