Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 23, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 23, 1967
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tf^i "report" featured (The following Is a reprint of a feature article on the Universal Manufacturing On. which was featured on the bus- mew page of the Sunday Des Mdlnea Register. Because of its local interest It is reprinted by the Advance today,) By Ta« Clark Mfg/lia * Alqonahcmu — ***t*m**mj ,. County Stalo Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa •§ «•*», flu. t, tut ADVANCE WiDDINQ PERMITS Roger Tjarks, Titonka, Linda Knoll, Lone Rock. NEW COURT CASES Terry Jean Parton vs. David L. Parton, divorce. Insurance Co. of North America vs. Federated Mutual Implement & Hardware Insurance Co., declartory judgment. ALOONA WEATHER High Lew Prcpt. Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 40 --. 50 53 _ 48 38 42 — 18 24 trace 35 .01 29 .02 19 27 23 ST. ANN BIRTHS and Mrs. Universal Mfg. Co., Algona, la., producer of "authorized" remanufactured Ford Motor Co. parts for distribution to 480 Ford and 34 Lincoln-Mercury dealers in Iowa and parts of Nebraska, South Dakota and II- -.-••->;• — —. llnois, had a slight decline in sales and earnings for the fiscal year ended Juh) 31, The firm's annual report to itockholdtri by J. H. McFayden, presMiflt, snowed sales were 0.9 ptr ctnt lower than In fiscal 1861, and that earning, were off 4.0 per cent. 11.9 Per Cent Margin However, the margin of profit was still at a healthy 18.93 per cent of sales vs. 13.34 per cent in the previous year—> and the company increased its dividend rate on 204,000 shares of outstanding stock by SO per cent — to 81.50 a share vs. 11 in fiscal .1966, ;,•;;.;•. -. • .:;•.• ' "v^ . Sales for the year ended last July 31 were 13,199,819 vs. 83,* 228,503 a year earlier, and net income was 8413,785, or 82.03 a share vs. 8430,784, or 82.11 a share in fiscal 1986, The company's "cost of goods sold" was down 8.1 per cent In the latest year, to 81,939,588, while selllag, gea* era! and admtalstratlve ex* penses were op 1.4 per cent to 8507,122. The retained earnings account'was op 14.1 per cent to 8878,121 after payment of dividends. The report said that Ford Motor Co. ranked Universal for the first six months of 1987 as No. 1 in quality control among the 30 other authorized remanufactur- crs of small parts, and No. 2 in ; engines.*'.-' :-.:'•'•' ;. ; V. • ; .-. ,:•'- .•'•• •Ford, which ranks any operation as excellent if rated penalty points do not exceed 3.0, gave Universal 0.7 penalty points in small parts and 2.2 points against engines: ; 105 Workers The Algona plant, a 23,000- squarc-foot facility witfr 105 em- ployes who receive about $700,000 annually in salaries and wages, produces 7,800 engines •- and* 294,000 small* parts-ini4'ai'« year's time. ., Officials of the company told stockholders that while Universal's future is tied primarily,to Ford. Motor, it cannot be complacent as sole supplier to dealers. This is because independent' shops "may buy similar prod-- ucts from any of many other companies making rebuilt Ford engines and parts," they safd. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal, Allied Sales Co., sells remannfactared engines • and crankshaft kits to 278 an* tomotive jobbers In a six* state area. The snbsldlary's products are made for Ford, Chevrolet, Plymouth, Dodge, CMC, International, Otdsmo- . bile, Pontiae aad Rambler cars and tracks. On July 31, Universal's total assets were $1,607,654, up 1.7 per cent. Current assets were 3.3 per cent lower to 81.377,808, but the ratio of current assets to current liabilities Improved tp 2.67 to 1 vs. 2.39 to 1 a year earlier, The company's gross investment in land, buildings and equipment on July 31 was 8471,699, up 13.7 per cent for the year, while the depreciated value was up 48.1 per cent to 8239,845. Equity Up Stockholder equity rose 10.9 per cent during the year to 81,091,991, equal to 85.35 a share vs, 84,82 a year earlier. The company paid a 25-cent quarterly dividend and an extra of 25 cents, both on Nov. 15 to stock of record Nov. 1, The stock, traded in the over- the-counter market, was bid recently at 817.50, where it was selling at only 8.8 times fiscal 1967 earnings, and where the yield is 9.5 per cent. Nov. 15 — Mr. Ted Collins, Algona, boy, 8 lb. 6 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Walker, Algona, boy, 6 lb. Vi oz. Nov. 16 — Mr. and Mrs. David McGuire, Bode, girl, 8 lb. 7% oz. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Nov. 14 — Mrs William Devine, Bode, medical; Karen Ann Peterson, Algona, accident. , Nov. 16 — Andrew Mullen, Algona, medical; John Schultz, Algona, medical. Nov. 17 — Mrs. Frank Capesius, Algona, medical. MAYOR'S COURT Thomas J. Wagner, Bode; VOL. 47 - NO. •! — THURSDAY, NOV. 23, If47, ALOONA, IOWA - M PAOIS IN 9 SECTIONS ^. r -^^^.^.i f ^r^,^&-Mrf**3*-i-*t*>*+,-:~ '^S'-rwiS 1 : Bend; Richarifj. Bleich, Wesley; and Daniel L. Rohman, Trimont, Minn , , disturbing the peace, $10 each; Lamont M. Wegner, Algona, failure to have control of vehicle, $10; John Burtis, Algona, following too closely, $10, no drivers license, $5; Mike W. Welp, Algona, speeding, $10; George Jergens, Algona, intoxication, 5 days suspended. SALE CALENDAR Nov. 30—Charles "Phil" Kollasch farm sale, at farm located 2V& miles south of Bancroft and 2 1 /* miles west. Sale includes three tractors, cattle and full line of machinery. Quinn & dark, auctioneers; Farmers and Traders Savings Bank, Bancroft, clerk. Full sale details in Advance Monday. Doc. 1—Dean Jergenson closing out sale, at farm located 3Vi miles west on 18, %• mile south and '/4 mile west of Algona. Sale includes two tractors and complete line of machinery. Security State Bank, clerk; Benaon & Quinn, auctioneers. Full sale details in Advance next Monday, NEW VEHICLES S. T, Wickliff, Algona, Tim- pte; Chuck Behr Trl. Sales, Algona, Apache; Hawkeye Fertilizer Corp., Ledyard, CMC; Arnold Mtr. Supply, Algona, CMC; Everds Bros. Co., Algona, Chev. p/u; William Dean Humphreys, Algona, Plym.; Herbert Anton or Marie Elizabeth Arndorfer; Corwith, Plym,; Carl Otto or Ir* ene Emelyne Mayland, Titon-' ka, Chev,; The Quaker Oats Co., Algona, Chev,; Potter Dist. Co., Algona, Olds; Charles B. or Ellen Ann Ullom, Algona; Chev.; Leona Mae Mein, Swea City, Olds; Mike Hoffman. Bancroft, Dodge; Russell Ross or Nadine Louise Shipler, Burt, Olds; Donald Edward Leigh, Irvington, Plym.; Samuel Alien or Bertha Florence Darby, LwVeroe, Plym.; Gene Joseph Ljmpe, Bancroft, Chev.; Carl Wm. Priebe, Fenton, Chev.; Wm. Thomas or Clara j. Praytpn, Ajgona, Chev,; Jnt'l. Milling Co., Inc., A ur , _.--•»--*• A'l*ona, Chev.; George Anand Woojter streets, AJgan*. drew or Esther Gertrude Chr- A* the morning worthip ist, LskoU, Pont.; Aleona Im- service Sunday, irwtfl bring - '--***?*' ^' ™ sm * m a special Bible measjge and at She 7:30 p.m. service ft? will Annual Fair is dated by Titonka club The .annual Christmas Fa4r, sponsored by the Titonka Federated club, will be held at Good Hope Lutheran church in Titonka, Thursday, Dec. 7. Posters featuring "The Glow of Christmas," the theme of the 1967 Fait, are on display throughout the area. Entries for exhibit wttl be placed in categories auch as arrangements or centerpieces, Christmas candles and holders, baked goods, place cards, Christmas cards, tablecloths and place mats, table settings, favors, tree skirts, aprons and stockings, novel gifts, gift wraps, tree ornaments, house •and door decorations, displays with religious emphasis, outdoor decorations, and gifts •and decorations .made by children. Entries will be received in the church basement Pram 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday and will be released at 9:30 p.m. Unless arrangements have been made with the chairmen all items must be removed .at this time. The sponsoring group will welcome displays from anyone in 'the area wishing to contribute. The Fair will be open, to the public from 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. continuous with no admission fee. Refreshments wiU be served in the afternoon. A program is scheduled for 8 pm, followed by an evening tea. Homemade candy in gaily dec- oratted tins and novel gifts will be sold at the Fair. Co-chairmen for the event are Mrs. Richard Ooogrove arid Mrs. George Alke. 8 from KosMth at livtstock show "NIOHT OWL" DANCI The Algona Promenadefs Square Dance Club will have a "Night Owl" dance Saturday Nov. 25. The dance will be at the VFW hall in Algona from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Caller will be Ken Bower, Des Moines, and all area callers are welcome." Free lunch will be served, Everyone is invited to attend. Services held Saturday for a Fenton man Fonton — Funeral serivces for George O. Jorgenson, 49, were held Saturday at 2 p.m.' at St. John's Lutheran church, Depew, with Rev. Oliver Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Algona, with the Thomas Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers were Gerald Cody, Dale Weisbrod, Kyle Beard, E. A. Holland, Melvln Egland and Arno Juhl. . ' He was born Dec. 19 ,1917, at Glenwood, Minn., son of George and Karen Osterom Jorgenson. He married Corr* fine Foss June 10, 1946,.at Sioux Falls, S. D. They came to Fenton 22 years ago where George with his father operated the Fenton Locker plant. Survivors include his wife, a daughter Linda, and a son Paul, his parents, the George M. Jorgensons, one brother Donald, Algona, and one ate* ter, Mrs. Carol Sewell, Long Beach, Calif. targe MSN, 71, SWM City, Chicago—Entries have been received for the 1967 International Live Stock Exposition, Nov. 17 to 26 at the Chicago Stock Yards from Thomas and Eugene Henry, Algona, Kossuth county 4-H members Angus cattle; and several will show steers in the exposition's junior classes'. They are Lenora and Duane Hal- bsrt, LuVerne; Dennis Uthof, Fenton; and Bob, Dick and Don Erpelding, of Bode. The Short-horn steer shown at the International Livestock Exposition at Chicago on Saturday by Lenora Hilbeii, Lu- Verne, received second plaice. She was one of six second place winners in this division. Toys Midtd for JG Christmas party The Algona JC's will have their Underprivileged Childrens' Christmas party on Dec. 17 with Bob Cramer chairman. Anyone wishing to donate toys for this party may contact Mr. Cramer at 5-5697, Les Foxhoven at. 5-5424, or the toys may be delivered to the Avco Finance office at 112 No. Moore St. no later than Dec. 10. All toys kvill be completely repaired t and freshly painted before the party. Funeral services for rge K. Nelson, 70, of Swea City, were held Monday at the First Methodist church at Swea City. Burial was in Oakland Municipal cemetery at Forest City, with military graveside rites. Mr. Nelson died Friday afternoon at his home, following a stoke suffered in September. The Nelsons have lived in Swea City since 1921 and Nelson operated a plumbing business. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son, Donald K., of Dubuque; a daughter, Doris Nelson, of Upland, Calif.; four grandchildren; a brother, Paul, of Forest City; and two sisters, Mrs. Burr Mann and Mrs. Ruth Steiner, both of Winona, ATTEND WORKSHOP 'Mrs. Raymond Bergum and Mrs. Henry Looft attended the Conference workshop of the American Lutheran Churdh women of the Emmetsburg Conference Wednesday at the North and South Bethel Churches, Graettinger. Mrs. Bergum, local auxiliary president of the Blakjer LCW, attended the forum for local chairmen and Mrs. Looft, conference radio chairman, conducted the forum for local radio chairmen. Titonka "GoWen" Rtfular lapM w^Wl^f n»njnjnj g^gWw Beginning Sunday, Nov. 26 through Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Rsv. John Poison, F*4d Representative for Hie FaiOri Baptist Bible Coitege, Aakwy, will cortduvt § ipecwi conference it the ItegyUr B.»ptut church tt the wmer o| present the Fa*h bje ColLe^e. Oft t v. H * (toy 9 tODnVC is 7T ^y» -T W»fr;-*p»s ^f- plement Co., Algona, Int'l John or Magde KohUvaas, Algona, Buick; Har<M Frtmk Kuchenrev Ford; QeraM»«# Puffy, AJgona, ej»t¥.| D Nfwton, Jr. or Marie B*tt, B „. THf|tHeiNAIJI«IVii|»\|yQ|Mr.8ndMr5.Rofts Buffmgtoji, Titonka, will be observed R«c. JO with *n open house at the Doan Methodist church from 3 to 5 p.m. Hosts WOJ fc? their children, go, TfcMika; Penald, Forest City; Arthur, Omaha; and Roger, Burt. All friends and relatives are invited, no invitations are being sent. They request no gifts, Fboto by CJlean's Studio. ALGONA FRIDAY, 1:10P.M. FREE MOVIES FREE CANDY Santa will give away 2500 bags of candy until 4:00 p.m or until th* supply runs out. "FLIPPER'S NEW ADVENTURE" and 3 color cartoon* will be shown at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. There will be NO admistion charge. Milo Brabee to be hire Nov. 28 Washington, D. C. — Congressman Wiley Mayne announced that his district representative, Milo Brabee, will be in Kossuth County at the court house in Algona Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. Arrangements have been made for Mr. Brabee to confer with individuals or groups in the Board of Supervisors room. Those wishing to arrange a more definite time for an appointment within the two hour period may do so by writing Congressman Wiley Mayne's Sioux City District Office located at 320 Federal Building, Box 566, Sioux City 51102 or call the office (712) 252-4161, Extension 281. Shotgun stolon from track A shotgun was stolen from a pickup truck owned by Leon Bilyeu sometime Saturday night, it was reported to Sheriff Ralph Landhorst this week. The truck was parked in the yard where the BUyeus live about five miles southwest of Algona. This is the same area where a number of tractor tools, three other guns and a tractor radio were taken a week ago Saturday night. Falbtr of two aita rosioJtHts tfos The father of two Kossuth county residents, Hieyo Bers- chmann, 80 of Buffalo Center, died Friday at the Buffalo Center hospital. Funeral service* for him were held Monday afternoon at Buffalo Center with burial there. Survivors include four children including Mrs. Ruth Klapper, of Burt, and Joe Bersehmann of Lakota. TRAINING SCHOOL 'Mrs. Robert Fortney, organization' leader for the Seneca Stars 4-H Club, and Mrs. Clarence Menz, project leader, attended a food and nu- fcit-on 'training school Wednesday at Algonjt. The project was by Mrs. Margaret Two guest speakers at DEMO WOMEN AtiiT The Democratic Women of Koisuth County will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial building in Algona. The election of officers for 1908 wUl be held at the meeting. Buy new or soup up the old? Diesel or gas? Lease machinery or custom hire? Three phase or single phase? Galen DeValois, county extension director, says these are just a few of the questions that today's farmers have. These and other topics will be discussed at a Farm Power and Machine School, sponsored by the Kossuth County Extension Service Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. The meeting will be held at the American Legion hall in Al- '///////;////////////////////////////////// Wrestlers begin tough schedule here Wednesday Wrestling fans will get a look at the team here Wednesday evening against Britt in the first of only four home dual meets this season, and it should be a tough test for the Bulldog grapplers, who will face a Britt team composed of 11 seniors and three juniors who saw varsity action last season. The locals will have only three seniors on the varsity for this meet, five juniors if Paul Watkins can make the 103 lb. weight, and the rest will be sophomores. Coach "phamp" Martin, in his 22nd year as Algona wrestling coach, has indicated he expects a fine season this year, but the schedule will be a rugged one, and the lack of experienced seniors on the squad could make a difference. The Bulldogs will travel to Blue Earth Saturday, and will probably use the same lineup as against Britt, though after that meet several of the locals are expected to slip down a weight for most of the remaining meets. Martin has indicated he will use the following lineup in the opening pair of dual meets: 9§ r~ Gary Ggde, sophomore, wrestled game weight on junior varsity last year. 103 — Paul Watkins, junior letterman, or Rus§ pird, same JV experience last year. 11? ^ Penny Peterson, ]«$, termajj sophomore wte wag varsity 95 Ifes. last year. 120 — Jerry Simpson, let- gona from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. each day. DeValois emphasizes that this is a sign up meeting. To sign up send a check for $3.50 to the Extension Office in Algona. The $3.50 includes registration, two meals, textbook, etc. Speakers for the school will be Dale Hull and Vern Meyer, Extension Ag. Engineers from Ames and Wm. Turner, Extension Farm Manager from the northwest Iowa Area Extension Office at Spencer CoamittMineR forASCSto meet Nov. 29 Richard I. Anderson, chairman of the Kossuth ASCS reported 84 farmer ASC township committeemen will meet at the USDA building in Algona at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Neel F. Hill, Webster City, District Fieldman, will give information on the 1968 Feed Grain Program, the 1968 Agricultural Conservation Program, and other U. S. Department of Agriculture farm programs. Assisting will be County Committeemen Donald J. Bollig, Fenton, George W. Wolf; Algona, and Manager Curtis P. Haahr. There were 2750 farmers in one or more farm programs in 1967. Major accomplish- mentsin Kossuth county included diverting 45,846 acres of corn land from production under the 1967 feed grain program, measuring corn and diverted acreage on 2208 farms, and issuing 2716 Commodity Credit Loans on grain. 4-H Chicago trip winners are announced Nine 4-H youths and two chaperones will be attending the Kossuth County 4-H Chicago Award trip. They are Marilyn Roethler, Algona; Bonita Kiilsholm, Algona; Carmen Mbntag, West Bend; Paula Thilges, Bode; Judy Berger, Algona; Phil Meyer, Fenton; Merlyn Metz- ger_WniUemore; John Kiley, Burt; and Dick Lynch, Fenton The chaperones for the youths are Mr. and Mrs. Clair Reding from Ottosen. The youths leave by bus from Mason City Thanksgiving day and return Sunday night. A few of the things the award winners will see in Chicago are the Board of Trade, Federal Reserve Bank, a stage show, Adler Planetarium and the O'Hare airport. Four plead guilty in oow.rt here terman, sophomore, wrestled 112-lbs. last season, or Darrell Miller, sophomore, JV 120-lb. last year. 127 — Rob Claude, sophomore, JV 127 last year. 133 — Steve Claude, senior, state champion 127-lb. last season, who will drop to 127 lb. again this year in December. 138 — Randy Riedinger, senior, went to state tournament at same weight last season. 145 — Larry Taylor, junior, good record on JV last year at same weight. 154 — Dan Camp, senior, wUl go to 145 in December. A state tournament contender last season. 165 — Phil Bode, junior, was varsity 180-lb. last season, will wrestle at 154 this year. 180 — Bruce Bennett, junior, got to state tournament last season at 154-lbs. Expected to wrestle at 165 most of this season. Hwt. — Brad Farnham, also a junior, was regular varsity heavyweight last year, The home meets start at 6:30 with the JV's, and the varsity matches follow, usually around 8 p.m. Chriitmai gift-buying get you Judge Copper took four pleas of guilty in criminal cases in district court as the term opened. Harold O. Tjelle, from Minnesota, pleaded guilty to making beer available to minors and was fined $300 and costs. Three pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. Virgil J. Jennings, arrested in Algona, Jan. 23, and Philip Garman, arrested in Algona, March 25, both pleaded guilty to OMVI and sentencing was set for the motion day in January. Walter Cran also pleaded guilty to OMVI, second offense, and his sentencing is postponed until December. In most criminal cases a pre-sentence investigation is conducted. Miil.tr, Logio DM M loam Garrigan'i Jack Mulkr and Twin Rivers' Doug Lo< gua ratod third foam back* fi*N pesti on tha DM Rog- Uttr't All-ftatt team announced Sunday, loth alto wore ranked high by Hit IPI»A poll • coupla of tfm oarli.r. Gooff MichoUen M HwmboJdt and Tim fMltfi »<Wobt.t«r City wort givon first team ttrtfcf, Honorable mention wont ft Alg> ne'lMjkoiort., Randy Rio- ding* 9m j j im Bait Swt* Carthy *J . - I ftm JUUIlA Jt^JUMAIl ttf Jwjw ?PWw«^Pw ^-Pi Dan Uffty tf Dm Mc- • to th* A*anc«, «vail»Wa. fli in

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