Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 4, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 4, 1967
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3-day Chicago trip • ' * * . r >iii.*^ ! ono Hcmuth County n '". 1 r j r n , rmnUrtfan r T1 - :•-•:•; ,'TTT , /U. State Historical Society fa CAty, VOL* 47 - wo. «4 - MONDAY, Die. 4, A. ... ^HJBMiiiMawHiMBBHWiBMaaiaHMHMriMAiaii Two concerts to be given this Christmas *, _i ^._.. __.. ^_ ... . MT ttf GHipMI NMKn •, ALOOMA, IOWA -10 PAGES PLUS SUPPLEMENT is poitod 58 of the best tit! THI NINf Kossuth County 4-H'ers and their chaperones Who attended the three-day trip to Chicago, an annual awards- event, are shown above. They are: Judy Berger, Bohita Riil- sholm and Marilyn Roethler, air of Algona; John Kiley, Burt; Marilyn Metzger, Whittemore; Paula Thilges, Bode; Dick Lynch, Fenton; Carmen Montag, West Bend; Phil Meyer, Fenton; and Mr. and Mrs. Clair Reding, Ottosen. The group traveled by bus from Mason City and arrived late Thursday night in Chicago Where they Stayed ait the Pick-Congress Hotel. The 'Pick- Congress Hotel is one of the largest, having 14 stories and is one of the most beautifully furnished in the middle west. It has a favorable view facing. 'Lake Michigan. Tours started early Friday morning. First stop was the 'Merchandise Mart. The Mart is 18 stories high and is full of model displays where the <buyers choose merchandise for their stores several years ini advance. THE CHICAGO Board of Services for C.Jensen, 84 Christian Jensen, 84 year old Good Samaritan Home resident died Friday at the Home. Funeral 'services will be held Monday (today) at 10:30 a.m; 'at the First Presbyterian church with Rev Waiter Morz officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens with the McCullough Funeral Home, Algona, in charge. 'Christian Jensen was born February 11, 1883 in Kossuth County. His parents were Soren and .Johanna Nelson Jensen. He married Euphamia Btain, at Algona on March 25, 1909. Mrs. Jensen died in 1953. Mr. Jensen farmed until 1946 when he retired and moved to Algona. He went to the Good Samaritan home in 1963. Two daughters survive. Gladys, Mrs. Jerome Eisen- The music department of the Algona Schools will give two Christmas conceits this year instead of one as in the past. The first concert is Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 in the high school auditorium. It wiU feature the music groups from tine Junior high school, arid on Tuesday,'Dec. 12 at 8:00 in the high school auditorium the high school groups Will perform the concert, "A Babe Is Born." "The Junior, high school program will feature four different sections, the Junior high band, the Eighth grade chorus, the Seventh grade chorus, and the combined band and choruses. The Junior high band will play some of the BID, time favorite Christmas numbers such as "Coventry Carol" and "Rudolph The Red Nosed 'Reindeer". The Seventh grade chorus will welcome with "Welcome, Spirit of Christ- ntais" and other selections. The Eighth grade chorus will open its part of the program With "Fanfare for Christmas Daly" and continue with songs dealing with the • Naitivite and the Christmas season. The fourth section of the program will feature the coirtbdned band and choruses singing and playing a mun- bar of the favorite Christmas Carols. The program is under the direction of William Castle anld Steve R. George. Tnade is the world's largest barth and Ben-nice, Mrs. Eld- grain exchange. In the market on Shaw, both of Algona. place 1,402 nvenrtbers buy and There are 5 grandchildren sell. From the fifth floor gal- jajnti 8 great grandchildren. . lary visitors can see the men in Dhe pits buy and sell. Each order is' cried aloud and the trading floor has the appear- lance of total coiifusioih The group found the security alt the Federal 'Reserve iBank to be tight. The bank deals with banks belonging to the Federal Reserve system rather than the public. The 'tour included the coin LC. Retired Wesley farmer dies rite I**?*** Gordon C. Giddings, 68, year old retired Wesley area farmer died Thursday at Uni^_ versity hospital in Iowa City age, sorting and~jchecking de* >ai ^ r a 'lengthy illness, partments. It can be quite ex- Funeral services for 'Mr. citing to see a two foot stack Giddings will be held Mon- of money valued at $1,065,000. day.,Dec- *•' &1& money On the agenda iorthe after- Wesley Methodi&t church noon was the Field Museum with the Rev. Prank Consi- of Nafcurai History. The mu- dime officiating. Burial will seum had a large display of 'be "In the Wesley Evergreen specimens of nearly every cemetery with the Blake ..Fun-, animal that existed in the past eral l Home in charge, and present Due to the im- Gordon, C. Giddings was mensdty of the building and born' March 19, 1899 at Wes- ithe amount of time allotted, ley. He was the son of Albert it was impossible to thorough- Eugene and Rose Colby Ward ly Observe all of the exhibits. Giddings. He was married to 'Friday evening the group 'LOttie Irene Hansen on Feb- aittended Shubert Theatre wary 18, 1928 at Wesley. Where they attended a per- Mrs. Giddings died in 1945. formance of "Sweet Charity." Surviving are two sons: The play starred Chita Rivera Merle, Council Bluffs, and Who played a girl Who wanted Robert of Burlington, and to beloved. Several members ftye grandchildren. Also sur- of the party found refresh- viving are two brothers and menits a bit higher than at our 0 « e sister, Glenn W. Giddings, , Laguna Hills, Calif.; William Giddings, Kerman, Calif, and theatre the Helen, Mrs. Carl Atkins, Por- Hocal theatres. FROM THE (Continued on page 9.) tervine, Calif. Funeral services for 'Louis C. Dudding, 69 year old retired farmer who died Friday morning at St. Ann hospital, WiU be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Cecelia's Catholic church. Monsignor P. P. Gearen will officiate 'and the Hamilton funeral home, Algona, is in charge of (arrangements. Burial Will be in Calvary cemetery. . . ••-.• •• Louis C. Dudding was born October 9, 1898 at Emmington, m., the son of George and Elizabeth Conroy Dudding. He came to Iowa at the age of 16 and was married November 12, 1918 to Catherine Boyer at Bancroft. They moved to Algona'from Britt five years ago and resided at 703 East Call Street. Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Mrs. Lorraine Weber, Algona, and two sons, Al of Buffalo Center and Gordon of Algon'a. There are 18 grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Fox and Mrs. 'Minnie Mousel, both of Bancroft, aiso survive. Btfrt — Making the honor roll for the first nine weetf were: A—llth grade, Kathleen Patterson; 9th grade, Cynthia Patterson; 7th grade, Sharon Patterson. B-ptus— Seniors, Linda Becker, Debar* ah Kohlhaas, Gloria Heyet, Sandra Ortman; Junior*— Colleen Kruse, Donna Larwa} Sophomores — Becki Krute; 9th grade, Marilyn Perton; 8th grade, Cynthia Sdcter- bergi Carl Sill, Roger Sarchet; B-Juniors—Patricia Hildrnan, JSayne Larson, Diane Perton, Howard Batt. Sophomorei— Marilyn - Chertand, Connie Sheirbon, Jill Smith, Marcia Soddrberg, Gayle Wermers. 9th grade, Kevin Fraser, Cheryl Kruse, Steven Hanaen. 8th grade, Craig Giddings, How' ard Elmers, Robert Devtae. 71th grade, Pamela Soderberg. Cook elected V * * president of Industrial Corp. Richard Cook was elected president of the Algona Inr dustrial Corp. last Thursday and was introduced as the new head of the organization at the annual stockholders banquet held last Thursday night at the Algona Country Club. About 125 pertor* attended.^ : . ;-•••• , -.'.-'^ Other officers are Al Agena, vice president; Murray Mowers, treasurer; and BUI Steele, sec. Directors, named Agena, Cook, Pat Montag, Jim Milder and George. Allen. Featured speaker alt the 'banquet .? was Lamry Heeren, , Conununity Planning and Development Consultant for the Northern Natural Gas Go. He was introduced .by $$&$ "*•""|rt«adint'; ;; -Bl:U,;1Ctottnj' wSo 'rtf viewed the year's activittes. Musical numbers by a flute trio was also on the program. The group included Nancy KOlp, Susan Johnson and Barbara Harris. They were accompanied by Sandra Faul- stioh. PERIODICALLY through the first nine weeks of school some 400 Algona fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys and girls have been busily engaged in taking the National Youth Fitness Test. This test is sponsored by the American Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, and is under the local direction of Mrs. Linda Hanson and Mr. Jim Welton. The Youth Fitness Test is given annually in hundreds of schools throughout the United States. Standards have been established indicating the degree of achievement which should be attained at each grade level. Shown above are the 58 children of the Algona Public School System who have received their badge which is symbolic of satisfactory or superior fitness achievement. The test included seven items. They are the 50 yard dash, 600 yard run and walk, Softball throw, chin up for boys, flexed arm hang for girls, situps, standing broadjump, and the shuttle run. Both Mrs; Hanson and Mr. Welton were pleased with the number of students receiving awards and expressed hope that 50% of the boys and girls attain their goal when tested again in the spring. Fitness tests also benefit the teachers. They tell how children in Algona compare with those all over the United States. They also note specific physical weaknesses which aids in choosing the type and amount of physical activity for classes. This is the first time this test has been administered in Algona to elementary students. Exclusive Photo by Kossuth County Advance. Bakken Golden Wedding Rites held Friday for Mrs. Stebritz 'Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Stebritz, 84, were 'held ait 10 a.m. Friday at St. Cecelia's Catholic church with Monsignor P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial will be at Pai- hesville, Ohio. The Hamilton funeral home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Elmer Ste- britz, Tom Stebritz, Tom Reding and Paul Stebritz. Mary Anna Stebritz was born December 22, 1882 at Cleveland, Ohio. She was married to Frank Stebritz December 1, 1962 at St. Mary's church, Painesville, and then came to Algona. She died at her home Wednesday, Nov. 29. 'Surviving besides her husband is a daughter Margaret, Mrs. William Szoka and two sons Elmer and George Shimek, all of Painsville, Ohio. 260 at TitMka bMH)Mt Council hires dump custodian; alleys vacated ..V-At the regular meeting of the Algona city council last Wednesday a resolution was adopted approving Hugo Gade as Supt. of the municipal dump. The new 'hours for dumping went into effect Dec. 1, With the dump being open from 7 in the morning until 6 at night 'and closed all day Sunday. An ordinance was 'adopted vacating approximately fourteen blocks of streets in the northeast part of the city, requested by the executors of the Virgil Smith and Barney 'Frank! estates. An offer was made to buy vacated streets, but was tabled. City clerk, Dave Smith, was authorized to appoint three men to make an appraisal of the larea and submit the apprais- ai to the council at a later date. A class B beer permit was approved for the Algona Bowling Lanes; and Mayor Finn was authorized to send a letter of approval of the proposed improvement of Highway 18 in the northeast part of the state for the public -hearing to be held on December 14, by the Iowa State Highway Commission. Mayor Finn has received a letter from the State Highway Commission advising that the proposal submitted by 'the city council for lighting the intersection of Highways 169 and 18 north of Algona, is still under consideration. WUHtMora Ltpon donates flag BARBERSHOP EVENT A "Barbershop Extravaganza" will be staged at the Garrigan high school Wednesday night of this week beginning at 8 p.m. with choruses and quartets from Fort Dodge and Algona participating. Admission' is $1.30 for adults and 75c for children. Willis Pingel, 62 of Ledyard, dies Tuesday Funeral services for Willis C. Ptyigel, 62, of Ledyard, were held Saturday at Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church. 'Mr. Pingel died last Tuesday at a Mason City Hospital following surgery. iBorn Feb. 12, 1905 in Ledyard. Mr. Pingel was married to Ora Cassen Aug. 25, 1925 at 'Blue Earth. Mrs. Pingel died Aug. 18, 1964. Survivors include one son, Otto of Swea City; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Olden'burg of Blue Earth, Mrs. Wayne Risk of Elmore, Mrs. Gary Eichhorn of Virginia Beach, Va., Mrs. Roger Meyer and Mrs. Ronald Meyer, both of Lakota; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Cecil Pingel, of Ledyard and three sisters, Mrs. Ailvin Busch, Mrs. Roy Sorenson, and Mrs. Gladys LJoucks, all of Ledyard. School honor roll for LuVerne LuVtrn* — Honor rolls at LuVerne school are: "A" Honor Roll — Juniors — Don Bristow. Sophomores—James Bowman. Freshmen — Diane Patterson. "B" Honor Roll— Seniors—Phyllis Block, Jean Casey (5), Becky Daley (5), Gary Ernst (5), Bob Fett (5), Coleen Johns (5), Doug Nelson (5), Henry Schnakenlberg. Juniors—Connie Hefty, Barb Hurlburt, Barry Selby. Sophomores— Larry Casey, Raejean Hewitt (5), Teresa Pedersen (5), David Ristau (5), Kathy Trauger, Terry Vaudt, Linda Wllhelm (5). Freshmen —Jennifer Wilhelm (5), Randy Will. Bode fire chief is honored Bed* — The Bode Firemans Ball was held Nov. 18 at the Livermore Legion with a large attendance. During intermission, Fire Chief Arlis Kinseth was surprised by a cetremony honoring him on his 19 years with the crew and 16 years as chief. He was presented with a pair of wide angle binoculars and a small •fire truck inscribed to him with the date and the names of all of the men on the crew. His wife Laila was presented with a corsage. Chief Kinseth is .having the small truck enclosed in a glass display case. 5 87 stolen -Cowan's A total of $87 in cash was stolen from the Cowan Corp. firm In Algona sometime Friday night in a burglary reported Saturday morning. Employee Ken Hackbarth. discovered the loss when he came to work at Cowan's and the police were notified about 7 a-m. Deputy sheriff Eppo Bullen and policeman Jerry Thompson investigated. Entrance was gained by moving a 2x4" from the large 124oot door on the east side of the building on North Lantry street and then chewing the wood away to force the bolt lock. The money was in a filing cabinet in the office. $57 was for cash oa hand and the $30 was in a money sack with checks to go to the bank. The checks were not taken. "It looked like someone knew what he was after," said a local police official. Algona police investigate 3 accidents here Two recent accidents, both minors, were caused by icy streets. Cars driven by Gerald F. Camp of rural Algona, and Mrs. Mabel C. Percival, Algona, collided at the intersection of South Moore and Bast Nebraska streets Wednesday afternoon at 1:48. The Camp station wagon had $95 in damages and the Perava.1 1968 Chrysler had $85 damages to the right rear fender. At 9:45 a.m. Friday the car driven by Dr. N .J. Kelley .y>uld not stop for the sign at bhe bottom of the South Thorington street hill by tihe swimming pool and slid into the cable on the south side of Overmeyer Drive causing $85 in damages to the car. Eldon LeRoy Olson, 17, of Humboldt, ihit a tree at the intersection of South Moore and East McGregor streets at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The collision resulted in $600 damages to the left front fender, bumper and hood of the 1967 Pontiac he was driving. Lakota drive for band uniforms Lakota — A fund drive for 55 band uniforms is being made by the Band Mothers of Lakota. They hope to raise $3,000 by December 8. Tax money can not be used to purchase band uniforms. The solicitation campaign is being used because it enables all residents in the Lakota vicinity to help. All donations are tax deductible. The present uniforms are 15 years old, are showing much wear, and many are too large for the students. Several of the hats also are too large for the students. Present uniforms are beyond the replacement age by three years. Win trip to Mexico City Mr and Mrs. Oliver Bakken te ignored on their 50th anojvefitry vatli an pe Sunday, Dec. 10 3 to $ p.m. at the First SI, Thet <*i|dfefi are Jvoet« for toe event: Mr. ami lirt, Orv»l Bakken, Houston, Balcken. Long Beach. Calif. HSIBWHBJT™.-! BBSl-R'^l ?**••* -HWf.lW-J ~^i^9t^ The 17th annual Alumni banquet was held in the Titonka high school auditorium lajft week with about 260 graduates, teachers and seniors in attendance. Guest speaker was Don Warren, Pes Moines "WHO" disk jockey. New officers ejected for 1968 were ' Judy DeBoer Junkepneier.. president; G«ry Slepar, vice president; Kathryn Punimire Sexton, secretary; and Roger Hippentr<>p, treasurer. Bd L wfird Boyken served as master <rf ceremonies, the prayer was given by Harold Gart- n^r and C$fford Krjante, cur- tent president, presided. •ACK F«QM VHTNAM Wfflty — Bifl Cnm» §r- Nw- 1$ t!X»a Whittomor* — The* Seely- WWsh American Legion post here will present a new flag to St Michael's school Thursday of this week at 12:40 p.m. Anyone having worn or outdated flags they would like to get rid of is urged to contact <the Legion post ae there vrttl be a Hag burning oere- irtony after the presentation. Tiie event lasts about 40 minutes, jg very impressive and a$i interested persons are invited to attend. V J^*"** Bpsf sSWf y Hr.^™ ssSBWSBS'"..! w£?£f-?i& fBP™'-BKs-.W-J *^WBTr* c^m^ Ctiisrch, 1800 Ba&t and Jfr. and Mrs, Wayne }fen- »«* Phi«« by f lum son, Algona. All friends and j»teiyes we invited to ifr ,^ ~_ 7 ™ . .. - mmi tend, NQ inviteli»n§ are being $fc yw. » *« W^' CONVENTION Wes H. Bartlett, Aigore, returned home thie mwiite of last week from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, after taking part in planning the annual of Kiwanians to be in I960. He Is an Trustee of the organization. MR. AND MRS. 0. T. Cherland, Lone Rocfe farmers (left), a^e lated by Res Taylor of the Taylor Implement Co. aftey tfeey wojj Mexico given away by the local firm. The presentation was u len Banquet" held at the AlgQua Country Cljib last Tws4»y guests of the firm. Other winners are listed in an adv ./i .. -i^t' i P; i^yn^ -*i*. v J-.isfe'

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