Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 30, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 30, 1967
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Alqona h05mth Coun State Hie1/oricai Society City, Iowa "•** et IT. ANN BIKTHI l'-. Mr, and Mrs. Mike Parsons, Algona, boy, 7 lb Id o*. NEW COURT CASES Thermogas Co., Algona, vs. Robert Lynch, contract, $199.* 68: Robert and Steven Detrick by Robert Detrick vs. Craig Vincent Vitzthum and Bertha .Marie Vitzthum, damages, $375, ALQONA WEATHER High Lew Prte, Nov. 22 ..— 38 23 Nov. 23 __a_ 43 16 Nov. 24 ,ii;_. 44 24 Nov. 25— ._ 41 28 Nov. 26 '..•_„ 30 25 .07 Nov. 27 '._:._ 28 10 Nov. 28 .___ 24 4 Nov. 29 „; — 15 trace WEDDING PERMITS Anthony M. Kollasch, Swea City, Hazel Koppen, Lakota; Wayne Gaedke, Goldfield, Darlene Gabel, Neuburg, Mo.; John Cady, Madelia, Minn., Gail Bauman, Lakota; Dennis L. Voigt, Francello Kay Erpelding, both Algona; Richard Feaster, Valora Kueck, both Algona. MAYOR'S COURT <ft Mcorid tl<m motttr, bet. t;i«l, of Alton*, im»a 50511 potteffleturtrttr Att 6f C**f«M Mofth 8, t«79 VOL. 47 -NO. »3 - THURSDAY, NOV. 30, IH7, ALOOfM, IOWA- M MOf $ IN 4 SECTIONS improving in An Algona man, critically injured in a one-car crash west of Algona early Saturday morning, is reported improving and was taken off the critical list at Veteran's hospital in Des Moines. Milton Bilyeu, 40 and foreman for the Algona Municipal Utilities, sustained multiple injuries Saturday when his car went off the McGregor blacktop west of Algona. He was found ebout 5:30 a.m. but it is believed he had lain injured in the machine for several hours. He was taken to St. Ann hospital and transferred to Veteren's hospital later Seturday morning. He was placed on the critical list with cracked ribs, e broken jaw, both pelvic bones broken and a crushed ankle. Severe facial lacerations required almost 100 stitches. His wife has been with him in Des Moines since he was taken there and a brother, Deen of Algone, reported Tuesday he had shown excellent improvement end it is believed he did not suffer any internal injuries. Paul Dean Maahs, Minneapolis, speeding, $10; Brian R. LaBarre, Algona, speeding, $10; Kenneth Batt, Algona, careless driving, $15; Otto B. Laing, Algona, improper backing, $10; David E. Zeimet, of Bode, control of motor vehicle, $10; John D. Senn, Spirit Lake, speeding, $10; Kenyon N. Laubenthal, Iowa City, expired driver's license, $5. NEW VEHICLES Algona Impl. Co., Algona, Int'l (2); Vernon LeRoy or Anna Leona Pehrson, Armstrong, Ohev. p/u; Elmer C. or Alice A. Jorgensori, Swea City, Ohev. p/u; Eryin Wm. Johnson^ Lakota, Ford p/u; Clarence John Frideres, Lu- Verne, Dodge; Emily C. Mc» Guire, Bancroft, Olds; Sylvester F. Goraczkowski, Arm- sCrong, Dodge; Otto Victor JdhnBoehm, Lakota, Ford; Edwanl Jessie or Macgaret 4iRjg^iti^^ Poiit:; Myrtle Josephine Peterson, Swea City, Chev.; Louis Bernard Lickteig, Wesley, Rambler; John or Louise Mane Preusohl, Algona, Ohev.; Henry W. or Feme I. Kdtein- geir, Titonka, Buick; Donald Jos. Kingfield, Algowa, Rambler; Arnold August Becker, Lakota, Ohrys. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Nov. 20 — Edward Youngwirth, Whittemore, medical. Nov. 21 — Rhonda Banwart, Ottosen, T & A; Carla Banwart, Ottosen, T & A; Ada Helen Vogel, Burt, medical. Nov. 23 — Alvin Kramer,* Algona, medical; Bruce Graham,' Ledyard, accident. Nov. 24 — A. R. Behnke, Algona, medical; Esther Sorenson, Burt, medical; Mrs. Susan Marso, Bode, medical. Nov. 25 — Milton Bilyeu, Algona, accident, transferred to Veteran's hospital, Des Moines. Nov. 26 — Lewis Johnson, Algona, expired; Mrs. Margaret Vaudt. Whittemore, medical. Nov. 27 — Eugene Schemel, Algona, fracture, Nov. 28 — Jerome Hilbert, Algona, T & A; Todd Miller, Algona, T & A; Kathryn Jameson, Algona, T & A; Janan Ewoldt, Whittemore, T & A. SALE CALENDAR Nov. 30— Charles "Phil" Kollasoh farm, sale, at farm located 2 '/a miles south of Bancroft and 2V« 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. Dee. 1— Dean Jengenson closing out sale,- at farm k* called 3>/ 2 miles west on 18, % mile south and y« mile west of Algona. Sale Includes two tractors and complete line of machinery. Security State Bank, clerk; Benson & Quinn, auctioneers. Full sale details in Advance Monday. Dec. 4 -^ Arnold McFarland farm auction, at farm located 6V4 miles north of Swe» City on blacktop. Sale include* full line of machinery and wme Black face sheep. Quinn ind Clark, auctioneers; Swea City State Bank, pje^. details in Advance PatReillyin freak accident in Des Moines Patricia Sue Reilly. 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reilly, Algona, was hospitalized in Des Moines Monday with injuries she suffered when she fell through a skylight while attempting to help another woman get into her locked apartment.' She received the injuries about 5:30 p.m. while walking across the roof of Ingram's Paint and Artist Supplies at 2407. iUniversity Av e Miss^Reilly -was doing some : at jtheiapartment of knocked on the door to tell her that she had accidentally locked herself out of her apartment and needed help to get back in. Pat volunteered to walk across what appeared to be a roof between the two apartments, climb through the window and unlock tue door. However, the roof proved to be a glass skylight, painted to match the interior of the store below. She suffered back injuries, a head cut and a broken arm, and underwent surgery Wednesday morning to have the arm pinned and put in a cast. 'She is in room 427 at Des Moines General hospital. Second concert here Sunday The second concert of the 1967-68 Community Concert series will be the appearance of Joyce Jones, concert organist, on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the Algona high school auditorium. Joyce Jones is a brilliant young organist who has performed throughout the United States and Europe, impressing a large number of critics with her technique and sensitivity of musicianship. She graduated from the University of Texas at the age of 19 and is now on the faculty at that university. Her concert career began when she appeared as soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, PIES WEDNESDAY Funeral arrangements are pending at the Hamilton funeral home in Algona for Mrs. Frank Stebritz, 84, who died early Wednesday at her home. chjnery, pony, furniture and feeder pigs. Clark & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust and Savings Bank, Armstrong, clerk. Full sale details in today's Advance. Dec. 6 — Jake Smith closing out sale, at farm located 3 miles north, 3 miles east and Suit for damages is filed here A damage suit was filed in district court the first of the week by Robert and Steven Detrick by their father Robert Detrick against Craig V. and Bertha M. Vitzthum. The case arose from an accident Aug. 4 in which cars crashed on No. 18 six miles west of Algona. Asked is $210 for car damage, and dental bills of $12 plus hospital $3 and personal injury of $150. Damage cases are settled in court Two death damage cases as the result of a crash near Allison April 10, 1965, have £bperi" ; Eetiled. r with;. stipulation- ftled in the cases. In one case Clarence Canaday asked $75,000 in damages for the death of his wife Jean Glendora Canaday from Catherine and Roxanne Le Schade. This case was settled for $17,000. In another case Aria Cowan as administratrix of the estate of Mary Cowan against the same defendants was settled for $3,000. Both were passengers in a car that crashed into a bridge near Allison when members of a high school group were returning from a school meeting at Cedar Falls. Lone Rock couple win Mexico trip A rural Lone Rock farm couple, O'. T. Cherlands, won the free trip to Mexico given away Tuesday night by the Taylor Implement Co. at its annual Behlen party. The event was attended by 187 persons and held at the Algona Country Club. The Mexican trip will include stops at Mex- Hco City iand Acapulco. A number of other prizes were given away during the evening. Much of it reported in Swea City area A number of acts of van* dalism and theft have occurred in the north end of Kos-J suth county in recent days] and weeks and are being in-' vestigated by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst's office. ! A 19-year old Hurt juvenile admitted theft of a new chain saw from the home of John Geerdes at Swea City Tuesday morning. The saw was found in his home at Burt by; sheriff's deputy Don Wood.' Geerdes had reported the; theft from his shop in his' Swea City home during the daylight hours earlier Tuesday. The youth will be turned over to juvenile authorities, j Lindhorst is also investigating the theft of a number of auto parts from a car left in Swea City over a month ago. The machine, a 1955 Chevrolet, was owned by R. A. Nelson of Spencer. He left the car near the Champlin gas station for some reason or another and when he returned, found it had practically been dismantled. A 4-speed transmission, tachometer, carburetor and cylinder head had been taken from the machine during recent weeks. ,f LINDHORST'S office is also checking on vandalism at the Appelquist Grocery at Swia City where tv/o plate glass windows in the front of the store were smashed early last Thursday morning. Several rocks were thrown through the windows. ; « ; „ -.^M ' The Kossuth sheriff's of f ice was also asked to investigate the mystery of three gravestones which were found in a roadside ditch on the west city limits of Fairmont early this week. One of the names on the stone, Alex Krueger, was from the Burt-Lone Rock vicinity. Lindhorst checked the cemeteries at Burt and Lone Rock and found the Krueger stone, as well as several others, had not been damaged or taken. He theorizes that the stones might have been discards by the company that made the stones because of an error, etc. It is thought they might have been taken from the Blue Earth area. STOP SIGN VANDALISM BANCROFT — Reports of vandalism in this area have been frequent in the pest severe! weeks. The remove! of stop signs et county roed intersections have been reported end one Kossuth County Supervisor reported that 17 stop signs have been dismounted and left on the roadside or thrown into the ditches in his erea. vandalism, thefts Barbershopper event at Garrigan Dec. 6 A "Barbtrshoppor Extrava- gania" will b« staged at Garrigan high ichool W«dn«id«y, Ptc. o, with Barbtrthop groups from Fort Podg* and Algona ptrforming. Thrtt groups from .Fort Dodgt — tht Town A Country Chorus, Thro* Budt and • Thorn and tho Chord Husk- trs — will *pptar htro as will as thi Algona Cornbilt Chorus and singing groups Niga- tonii and Sininatfirs. Admission is $1.30 for adults and high school studints * 75c for gradi studints. All proceeds from the local chorus will bi given to thi Institute of Logopidics, thi International service project of thi SPEBSOSA. Thi event will start at 8 p.m. in thi Garrigan gym and thi Algona Cornbilt Chorus is thi sponsor. Tickets are now on sali or may be purchased at thi door thi night of thi ivent. Crash near Titonka PW&'^^l . . .. . • '- .. ,,• ••••;• •;••.-• V-YV •'•.'•>:;•-(* .t '•: ; :^:^ A FOREST CITY woman, 22-year old Paula Day, was seriously injured in this one- car crash three miles north and one-half east of Titonka about 2:45 a.m. Monday. The car, a 1965 Chevrolet, sustained $1500 damage when she lost control while traveling west and careened over a north-south road and landed on its side across a fence. She was found wandering along the road about one-quarter mile from the accident scene by three Titonka youths — Merle Phelps, Gary Smidt and Bruce Ackermann. Mrs. Day was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital suffering from multiple facial lacerations and fractures. Charges are pending according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investivated. Ex-St. Joe resident M® held Ottosen R R fatality Wednesda y for Lewis Johnson A former St. Joe man was inistantly .killed about 1:50 p.m. Saturday when ihis car struck the engine of a 36-car Rock Island freight train at ithe south edge of Ottosen. «e was Edward A. Berte, 46 of Pomeroy and som of Mr. and Mrs. John Berte of St. Joe. He sustained multiple injuries including fatal head injuries. The cnasih scene is w'here highway 222 intersects with the railroad tracks in Ottosen. Mr. Berte was a construction worker who had been making his home with (his sister and brother in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Fischer of Pometoy. He apparently did not see the train coming at an estimated 35 miles per hour and struck the diesel engine. ,No.railroad crewmen were injured. 'His car, a 1967 Chevrolet, was a total loss as the engine was thrown out and the front end ripped off. Mr. Berte was 'traveling west and the train approximately southeast. Berte was thrown from his car and was found about 35 feet from the crossing on the 'highway. Ralph Olson of Bode witnessed the accident as he was traveling south nearby in 'has pickup truck. The accident was in Humboldt county and was investigated by Humboldt county authorities and two patrolmen including Charles Bird of Algona. 'His death was only the second in Humboldt county this year. FUNERAL SERVICES for Mr. Berte were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic church, St. Joe, with Father Leo Schumacher officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, the Hajnilton funeral 'home, Algona, in charge. Pallbearers were cousins, Alvin Berte, Ray Berte, Vernon Berte, Sylvester Berte, August Berte and Adam Berte. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Thul, Ray Zeimet, Robert Gronbaoh, Robert Bormann, Florian Faber and Pete Malkmus. Edward August Berte was born June, 9, 1921 at St Joe., His parents are John and Margaret Mergen Berte, who survive. Other survivors are 12 brothers and sisters: Clarence of Bode; Ernest, Swea City; Robert, Bode; Rosemary, Mrs. Franklin Fischer, Pomeroy; Harold, Fort Dodge; Florentine, Mrs. Donald Orres, Fort Dodge; Susan, Mrs. Merlin AJtirtan, Algona; Sister M. Carol Ann, 0. S. F., Bmporia, Kans.; George, Lee Summit, Mo.; Bertha, Mrs. John Redr inig, Bode; Albert, Livermore; and Alverta, Mrs. John Morrissey, Des Moines. 'Mr. Berte was 46 years of age and employed in construe- < turn work at Pomeroy. He had never married. He served in the armed forces during World War II and was a mem- 'ber of the American Legion and Am vets. A Granada, Minn, woman, Mrs. Ruth Baedke, 66, was injured in a two-car crash one mile north of Swea City Sunday about 11:45 a.m. when the car driven by her husband, Herman, collided with a pickup truck driven by John Geerdes, 65 of Swea City. Mrs, Baedke sustained back injuries according to the investigating patrolman, who filed "stop sign" charges a- gaindt Mr. Geerdes. The Baedke car was traveling west and Mr. Geerdes allegedly went through a stop sign at a slow speed and made a left turn in the path of the car. The pickup truck had about $75 in damage while the Minnesota car had $150 in damage. MOVIE CORRECTIONI Show time for "Dr. Zhivago" at the Algona Theatre should be listed as 8 p.m. instead pf 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights in today's entertainment section of the "North Iowa Peach." The movie, which has drawn exceptionally well here, was held .over for the rest of this week by theatre manager Dave Reab. Funeral services for Lewis A. Johnson, 96 year old lifetime Kossuth county resident, were held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia's Catholic church with Monsignor P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was in Calvary cemetery, with the Hamilton funeral home, Algona, in charge of arrangements. Lewis A. Johnson was born March 13, 1871 at Irvington. He was the son of Edward S. and Emeline Robinson Johnson. He was married to Sadie Dunn on Dec. 25, 1893 at Algona. His wife died in August of 1940 and he continued farming in the Irvington area until 1951 when he moved to Algona. Mr. Johnson died Sunday at St. Ann hospital. Surviving are four sons and three daughters: Frank, Algona; Andrew, Cedar Falls; Godfrey, Battle Greek, Mich.;, Woodrow, Irvington; Amy; Helen Cameron; and Florence, Mrs. Paul Watson, all of Algona. There are 22 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. Cars crash at St. Joe Sunday Damage of $850 was sustained by two cars in a crash on highway 169 in St. Joe Sunday morning about 9:45 a.m. Charges of going too fast for the condition of the road were filed against one of the drivers, James Girres, Graettinger. The accident occurred as Patricia Reding, Bode, was driving a car owned by Gerald Girres, Bode, and was turning right. A third car, driven by Sverre Hammer, Ottumwa, slowed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck in the rear by the Graettinger car. The Hammer machine had $600 damage and the Graettinger car had $250 damage according to Patrolman Charles Bird, who investigated. Industrial Corp plans banquet this Thursday Larry Gene Heeren, Community Planning and Development Consultant for the Northern Natural Gas Company, will be the featured speaker at the annual Algona Industrial Development Corporation stockholders banquet at the Algona Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Heeren graduated from the University of Utah majoring in Urban Geography. Upon return to Nebraska, he was employed by the State Highway Department as a planner, and then by the Division of Nebraska Resources (presently the Department of Economic Development) as a Planning Director. Representatives of the Northwestern Railroad, Milwaukee Railroad, and Iowa Devel opment Commission have indicated that they will attend. President of the Industrial Corporation, Bill Conn, will be master of ceremonies. New officers and directors will be introduced. All stockholders and their wives are expected to attend. Tickets are available from the directors. Art exhibit at Wesley Dec. 2 An exhibit of paintings by Karen Rose Haverly of Wesley, will be held through the courtesy of the Wesley Public Library. The exhibits will include approximately twenty five paintings featuring both traditional and contemporary works. Miss Haverly lias won several prizes with her paintings. A special prize of one of her paintings will be given, and refreshments will ... be.seryejl,. „., The showing will be held in. the meeting room of the library during the hours of 9 to 11 in the morning and 1 to 5 in the afternoon on Saturday, December 2. Graveside rites for Wesley infant Graveside rites were held Monday at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph's cemetery, Wesley, for Dale Joseph Kirsch, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Kirsch of Wesley, who was born Nov. 26 at St. Ann hospital. Father R. W. Phillips officiated and the Hamilton funeral 'home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Surviving besides his parents are five brothers and Bisters, and grandparents Mr. and 'Mrs. Peter Kirsoh and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Reding, both of St. Joe. ley streets cause accident Monday Icy streets were blamed for an accident that occurred shortly after 10 Monday morning on North Main street by the Decker stockyard. Lila E. Beckman, Algona, lost control of the car she was driving and hit the back of the 1967 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by William J. Erpelding of rural Algona. There was $100 damages to the truck and $35 to the Beckman car. The Algona police dpeartment investigated. ATTENPS CONFERENCE Supt, Otto B. Laing is among 350 school officials attending the 52nd annual two day conference on school ad* ministration and supervision at the University of Iowa which ended Wednesday. The sponsors of the conference were U of I college of education and division of extension, and university services. . /////,/,;•/.•.'///,/////// //////,,///////////////////////////////////////// /////////,/////////////,, DM. 4 — Hartley Aust clos- me put sale, at farm located |% roues nojth of Armtrong. Sale includes full line of ma- south of Bujt Site includes three tractors and full line of machinery. Quinn and Leek, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk Full safe details in Advance today. Pic. 9 — Bruce Cranston home to be sold at public auction at Burt. Sale begins at 10 a.m. two blocks west of the Burt bank- Charley Quinn, auctioneer. Full sale details in Advance today. Power failure here for about 3 hours Monday A f\/\ll W Afif\ Sll t fiAxxvM nM«M.£Al._.4*r_wr_?_l 1. _ * J>l _.•*•. . ^^F About 450 customers of the Algona Municipal Utilities were without electricity or heat for nearly three hours Monday because of a power failure at Britt. Included were a number of industries including Universal Mfg., Weidenhoff's, Metron- ics and several others. The Garrigan school was also without power and classes were dismissed midway in the morning. Because of the time required to re-beat the building, no classes were held the rest of the day. The big unit at the local power plant had been shut down since Friday for repair* and power to the east side of Algona was being supplied by the Iowa Electric Ught and Power Co. Supt. Jim Palmer said fuses blew in the 69,000 volt substation at Britt causing the power failure here. Power went off at 9:05, was resumed for about 15 minutes at only a fraction of the normal strength and then was shut down completely until 11:48 a.m. Areas affected included areas along highway 18 and almost every customer east of Phillips street except for a small area including the Bertha Godfrey school and sever- al other homes near there. Work wis stopped it W yersal and Weidenhfiff for time Monday morning bul production wp resumed j| these plants as well is several others shortly §fter Monday.

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