Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 7, 1967 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 7, 1967
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Stale Hi&i&i*i4iai I) la OEM-HI: ft- 1967 .**rt» 'V25 26 27 28 29 30 Kossuth farms getting larger as population drops ftiKri* Af H*M*«i^ <l.> «. i ...... = >;' I'.j'x * . . . . ' ' ' iMMi9^£f£^^f!lij ty ' Contrary to popular bpM ly two-fifths of the county hSSt&RS^va%S «2 '?' l X p l cefltage ft **m Population. This is a deTreSse :!!!i^r l !'~!?5WJ f A 5W ™* h « owned by the operator i^lM »*««-•—•»— — - most the same now as it wa in 1055 (about 38%) althdUi ADVANCE Win. Palmer, 49, of Bode, dies Monday , 16 yeaf* in .figures con Wled ffdffi the annual Iowa Farm Census by the Advance newspaper. to addition, the number of separate, farms in the county has dropped from 3,036 in 19- SO to 2,500 an 1966. During the same span of time, the size of the average farm in the county has increased from 202 acres in 1950 to nearly 248 in 1966. During the 16-year span, the number of acres under cultivation has stayed almost exactly the same. there was a big drop,, ft 1950 to 1955. '*;-; The figures from the JOW« Department of Agriculture" show that there are 620,852 acres in farms in the county*, now compared to 612,826 in 1950. L THERE HAS been a drop it. persons living on fafnis <»v| cry year since 1950, Present' ly, of a county population of an estimated 24,500, only 10,532 live on farms'or rdtlgty of 226 from 1965. The drop in persons living on farms has ranged froni a .low of 40 between 1962 and 1963 to a high of 480 between the years 1964 and 1965. The number of farms has been dropping steadily also as more and more land is purchased by large land-holders and farmed in blocks of 500 and 1,000 acres with new and larger farm equipment. The increase in average size of farms illustrates this major change. For instance, in 1960, the average size farm was 209 KOSSUTH COUNTY FARM ftittftT 19M No. of Persons living on farms 10,532 Number of Farms _.,__ 2,500 Average size of Farms (Acres) 248 Total Land in Farms IMS 1W4 1962 1961 1960 1»50 10,758 11,237 11,597 11,637 11,831 12,011 12,986 13,008 2,546 2,726 2,806 2,841 2,897 2,940 3,063 3,038 241 225 220 217 213 209 201 202 616,650 614,014 616,277 612,826 (Per cent) 38.8 Rented by Operator (Per cent) 61.2 37.8 38.0 36.3 36.2 35.0 36>0 38.1 53.8 62.2 62.0 63.7 63.8 65.0 64.0 61.9 46.2 acres to an average 248 acres, and each year the size has been increasing as the number of persons living on farms has decreased. In 1950, almost exactly half of the county residents lived on farms. Complete figures for the past 16 years are shown in the table. BUILDING PERMITS Bennie Wibben, construct house, est. $18,000. ST. ANN BIRTHS Nov. 30 •— M£ and Mrs. William \yuebke^ West Bend, boy, 71b.,13oz. WEDDING PERMITS , Gerald ^D. Chapman, Marilyn E. Schmeling, both Denver, Colo.; Maynard P. Nemitz, Joan L. Thilges, both Fenton. NEW COURT CASES ;, Mrs. Wilbur Monson as parent of Duane Monson, vs: Kossuth County, damages, $25,OPO; Marcia Parrish vs. Kenneth R. Parrish, 'divorce; ; Marilyn Kuester vs. Wilma and Glenn Strayer, damages, $757.67. ALGONA WEATHER i High Lew R«in Nov. 29 ___r_ 34 Nov. 30 Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec 3 Dec. " 4 Dec 5 Dec. ;6 38 38 32 47 46 43 Bed* — Funeral services for William Palmer, 49, were held Wednesday at St. Olaf Lutheran church with the Rev. Norman Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with graveside military rites by the Bode American Legion post. Mr. Palmer died unexpectedly, Monday ^evening at his home in Bode. He collapsed as he was preparing to go bowling. , Survivors include his wife, Wanda; one son, Mark, Gilmore City, and one daughter, Mrs. Earl Opheim, Iowa City; three grandchildren and one brother and one sister, EarT, Webb; and Mrs. George ^Yeoman, Corwith. Born in Renwick, Mr. Palmer was educated there and - moved to Bode in 1932. He married Wanda Knudtson in 1944 at Wesley and the cou- 15 trace Pie established their home in 24 Bode. Mr. Calmer had been a 26 trace Standard Oil agent for the 27 03 P ast 20 years. He served in 14 the Air Force in World War 26 II. 20 Mr - Palmer was a member 24 of St. Olaf Lutheran church. vn, » M *^'^'' } ™'*^'^^™-^"<'c m »~*.,M VOL. 67 - NO. 95 - THURSDAY, DEC. 7, 1967, ALGONAf IOWA - 18 PAGES IN 3 SECT.ONS C vance Old Gold singer MAYOR'S COURT ^Stanley C. Simqnson, Rodman, intoxication, $25; John Edw Goecke, Algeria, speed- a minor, $50; Michael Welch, Algona, public intoxication, $25; MelvinJ. Faber, Algona, failure to have control, $10; Charels R. Jutting, Buffalo Center, no drivers license, $10; Thomas E. Gronbach, of Irvington, possession of deer meat in closed season, $25. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Nov. 28—Mrs Maggie Thilges, Bode, medical. Nov. 29 — Mrs. Martha Grandgenett, .Algona, medical; Anna M. Erpelding, Algona, medical; Kathryn Erpelding, Algona, medical. Nov. 30 — LeRoy Lau, Algona, medical; Herman Wichtendahl, Whittemore, medical; Mrs. Margaret Fox, Bancroft, medical, D»c. 4 — Brad Farnham, Algona, surgery; John Steier, Whittemore, medical; Leona Baker, Algona, medical; Mrs. Julia Carey, Bancroft, medical; Mrs. •Nannie Lindhorst, Algona, fracture; Mrs. Clara Murtha, Algona, medical; Nettie Fisher, Burt, medical; Theresa Golwitzer, Algona, surgery; Walter Menke, Bancroft, medical; Dennis Hobscheidt, LuVerne, surgery. NEW VEHICLES Gerald W. or Velda Mae Hentges, Whittemore, Safeway MH; W, R. Chafee, Burt, Harley Davidson; Jerry Lee Wilberg, Fenton, GMC p/u; Donald Charles McCarthy, Algona, GMC; Virgil T. Roethler, Algona, Chev. p/u; Gary L. Smith, Algona, Chev.; El, dora T, Anderson, Ledyard, 'Olds; Verl Everett or Fern Smith, Bancroft, Chrys.; Morris John Quam, Swea City, Chrys.; Richard Lee Reising, Wesley, Podge; Daryl Dean Ristau, LuVerne, Dodge; Tho. mas Joseph Goche, Bancroft, Chev.; Fred Carl or Maria Christ, Lakota, Dodge; Wyatt Lee or Diana Hoover, Fenton, Volkswagen; Morris Ole Berkness, Armstrong, Olds; Leon- arc] Nelson Dittmer, Bwrt, Rambler; Jessie Jentz, Fenton, Buick; Algona Livestock A«CT tion, Algona, Buick; Rodger David Newman, Lakota, Ford; Lowell Keith Bisjborough, Titonka, Chev, SAIE CALENDAR D«f. | -*- Pruee Osborn sale, at farm located ?% miles south of Depew. Sale includes $j head of cattle, 22 head of Itojsjein, milk ec-ws Sflujp- honor roll Fifty students made the honor roll for the first quar- terat Garrigan high school. Making the grade on the Gold honor roll (90 and above) were: Seniors, Mary Bonnstetter, Bonita Dahlhauser, Mary Ann Eisehen, Ronald Gilbride, Linda Nitchals and Christine Obrecht. Juniors, Mary Becker, Timothy Boekelman, Darrell Lentsch, Margaret Lickteig, Mary Kay Miller, Ruth Neppl and Judy Venteieher. Sophomores, Robert Bernhard, Mary Lee Foth, Patrick Nugent, Suzanne Reding and Thomas Scherer. Freshmen, Paula Eisenbarth, Karen Higley and Jean Lappe. Those on the* Silver honor roll (88 to 90) were: Seniors, Diane Arndorfer, Ronald Besch, James Bristow, Janet Gillingham, Timothy Molacek, Kevin O'Brien, Patricia Scherer and Carole Schneider. Juniors, Jerald Besch, Laurence Devine, Thomas Kisch, Claudia Sherman and Pamela Simons, Sophomores, David Besch, Mark Besch, Judy Erpelding, Katherine Lallier, Mary Ann Neuroth, Randal Studer, Mary Urich and Petra Wingert, Freshmen, Bonnie Becker, Joan Degen, Joan Marie Elbert, Dorothy Frideres, Patricia Kenyon, Michael Kohlhaas, Marie Laubenthal and Julie Molacek. ' Nile parked ear Saturday At 8:35 p,m. Saturday, the Algona police department was called to 122 So. Minnesota *fwt where a car driven by Walter I?. Adams, Algona, had Jut the parked 1965 Chrysler owned 'by Maurice T. Thompson of Algona. There was $250 damages to the trunk and fhe rear bumper of the Thompson car and $1,000 to the front end of the Adams 196} Chevrolet. Adams was charged with failure to have control Two pars collided Sunday afternoon; at 2 p.m. on West McGregor street near the South TJlorington, street inter- smicin causing minor damage to the vehicles. Cars driven ^ , „ L P°. KING OVER MUSIC for the annual "Cocoa and Carols^ Christmas concert with director Mike Livingston (seated) are two members of the Old Gold Singers colorful •Y 6 ™^ of Iowa choral group. They are from left, Dennis 0 Neil, Terril, and Dick Jongewaard, Wesley Dick is the son of Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Jongewaard. The annual concert will be given Dec 10 at 8 p.m. in the main lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. Drunk driver case goes to jury A charge of driving while intoxicated was sent to the jury in district court yesterday following trial. The charge was brought against R. R. Sarchet last July. Jurors in the case are: Violet Gerber, William Marshall and Dorothy Raney, Algona; Carroll Olson, Ottosen; Dorothy Rosendahl, Norbert Zumach, Whittemore; John Moser, West Bend; Donald Fett, LeRoy Weber, LuVerne; Agnes Merron, Bancroft; Mary Jean Andrews, Burt; Lester Hagen, Lakota. Alternate is Gladys Mart, Armstrong. Local men aHmd ISU flight coma Wayne Johnson and Leighton Misbach, both of Algona, Joe Guy, LuVerne, Frank J. Bauer, Bancroft "and Ronald Larson, Buffalo Center, attended a four-day flight in. structors recertification course at Iowa State University, Ames. Two damage cases, divorce, filed Three new cases were filed in district court over the weekend. Marilyn Kuester is asking $757.67 damages from Wilma and Glenn Strayer as •tlhe result of an accident January 18 at the corner of North Phillips and Elm streets. Mrs. Wilbur Monson, on behalf of her son Duane, is asking $25,000 damages from Kossuth county as the result of a collision between a Honda on which Duane was riding and a county truck. Marcia Parrish is asking a divorce and custody of six children from Kenneth Parrish. They were martied Dec. 5, 1947, at Charles City. Lone Rock man has back broken in craeh A 20-year old Lone Rock man, Warren Householder, sustained a crushed back and is in serious condition ait a Rochester, Minn, hospital af. 'ter a one-car crash four miles north of Fenton Sunday morning gbout 1:30 a.m. He was g passenger in a car djnven toy Gene Lockwood, 23 of Lone Rock. Apparently, Lockwood fell asleep and drove off the road info 9 ditch and then hit i field drive. He sunned l.acerition,5 of the nose and head and both were taken to Holy Family hospital at Estherville before House- 'holdsgr was transferred to Rochester. sSSSTS _.,.__ WWM ssjousz maae a !*« t,,™ reckless diving by Patroknajj W SwJW was driving sustain Charles Bird, who tavestigatr «* aW S 2 ^ 5 i« 4tn«age. !?• Schiitz an4 Jerome 1*. fePlb of AJgpna, we re west pflllcGj-ecQj. — • ed. TWO CALVES owned by Phil Eisehen who farms northwest of Algona were struck by cars in separate accidents Friday after the animals were among those straying from the farm. The first was hit six miles west and 3/4 mile north of Algona about 5:30 p.m. shortly after dark by Darlene Devine, Algona. The 1965 Buick she was driving had ahwjt $215 in damage but she was not injured. At about 9:45 p.m., another calf was struck on highway 18 six mges west of Algona by Sidall of Iowa Falls. Farmer night school to open next Monday Plans for the 22nd annual Farmer's Evening school have been completed by the Advisory Council and the first meeting is set for Monday evening, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. in the High School Annex. The school, which is a part of the vocational agriculture program in the Algona Community schools, is conducted by George W. Sefrit, vocational agriculture instructor. Last year 150 local farmers enrolled for the ten meetings, which was one of the largest farm schools in the state. The Advisory Council of 12 farmer members, has planned for a series of ten meetings again this year, with subjects centering on problems and improved methods of production of swine, soybeans and corn. Subjects and dates of meetings are: Dec., 11 and 18, - Swine; Production Problems; ;J8 r n. 8, Future Trends in Iowa Agriculture; Jan. 15, 22 and 29, Soybean Production Problems; Feb 5, 12, 19 and 26, Corn Production Problems; March 4 or 11, Farmer's Evening School Banquet. The enrollment fee for the school will be $2. Additional information may be obtained from Advisory Council members, Supt. O B Laing or George W. Sefrit, Algona, Iowa. Members, of the Advisory Council for 1967-68 school year are: Joe Besch, Charles Bjustrom and Harold Bjustrom, Whittemore; Floyd Bode, Charles Dearchs, Lloyd Berber, Ronald Gerber, Dick Kuecker, Richard Mawdsley and Alan Walker, Algona; and Ulenn Gabrielson, Sexton; and Joe Skow, Wesley. Kiwanis Pancake day (his Saturday Pancake breakfast and lunch will be served by Algona Kiwanians at tlhe new Legion Wall in Algona Saturday, Dec, 9. Sausages, eggs, coffee and milk will complete the menu; and serving hours are 7 to 9:30 a.m. and again from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds are used by the Kiwanians toward expense of youth activities promoted locally by the club including scouting activities, kite contest, and others. Clair Blossom is chairman of ticket sales and tickets may be purchased in advance from any Kiwanis member or at the door on Saturday. Other committee chairmen are: Mel Bay and Del Brandt, food and supplies; Ted Charles and Elgin Allen, kitchen; Pat Montag and Don Jones, grill and serving; Bob Hillberg, table waiters and clean up; Don Jones and Gene Hutchins, publicity. Joe Pomplum is president of the local club. Algona man killed M ///y/S'/////////////////////'/s//'/'/y//r/////^^^ New church first service held Sunday The congregation of First Lutheran church, Algona, conducted their first service in the new church at 1800 East North street Sunday, Dec. 3. Over 250 members and friends filled the new sanctuary to capacity. The service began on the drive in front of the new building, with the Prayer of Blessing. As the congregation entered singing the familiar hymn 'Holy, Holy, Holy', Church Councilmen carried the chancel and altar appointments into the building, followed by the choirs and the congregation. Many of the same items had been symbolically carried out of the old building by the same men. iDuring the service, Pastor Robert F. Lorenz acknowledged the contributions of voluntary labor given by so many members of the congregation in the construction and preparation of the church for Sunday's service, especially singling out Clayton Percival, plans and construction committee chairman, and Raymond Gilbert, former vice- president of the congregation and now property committee chairman. The pastor indicated that these two had spent most of the previous week working in the new church. All activities of the congre- gaition are now being held in the new church, even while certain finishing processes continue. Many members will be busily engaged in work projects of several kinds, preparing for the dedication services later in the spring. Plans are being made to lay the 'cornerstone' plaque at a special ceremony in connection with the annual meeting on Sunday evening, Jan. 21, 1968. Bancroft man hit by ear in Minneapolis Bancroft — Gerald "Jiggs" Menke of Bancroft received a broken leg when he was hit by a car Saturday night in Minpc/'pnlis. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Menke of Bancroft. He was hospitalized until Sunday and then was able to drivo Ivs car home. The leg, which was broken below the ivnee, will be in a cast for three or four weeks. He and a friend were walking across a street when they were hit and thrown about 10 feet. The friend sustained a concussion. Charges were filed against a young Minneapolis mart for failing to stop at a stop.sign in the accident. Art exhibit at Security bank thru Dec. 29 The Security State Bank, Algona, is sponsoring a one man •art exhibit by Iowa born artist, Richard Leet. There are 29 different pictures, done in water color and oil, on display at the bank. The public is invited to soe this remarkable exhibit which will be on display through Dec. 29. Mr. Leet is also a cartoonist, illustrator and designer. He did the illustrations for the book "Dr. Garbee's Wild Game Dinners," 1964. He is presently a director and resident artist at the Charles H. MacNider Museum at Mason City and is past-president of the Northeast Iowa Art Association. The artist has participated in 46 group, competitive and invitational exhibits and has had eleven private one-man shows. George Cade, 37-year old Algona man, was electrocuted about 8:30 a.m. Monday while he was working with the Mer- •ryman bridge crew southeast of Corwith near the Ben Krebs farm in Hancock county. Mr. Gade, foreman of the crew, was holding the drag- tone cable when the boom touched a high voltage wire on an REC line. Dr. John Camp, medical examiner from Britt, was called and 'he pronounced death as instantaneous. Funeral services for Mr. Gade will be today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. Paul Sohn officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery, the McCullough funeral home in charge. Pallbearers are James Merryman, Donald Frideres, Maurice ELschen, Marvin Lallier Robert KoUascIr and Martin Kern. George Edwin Gade was born Dec. 6, 1929 at West Bend. His parents are Edwin and Alfreda Scheppman Gade, who reside in Whittemore. He served in the navy and was married to Gladys Traub on Jan. 21, 1951 at the Peace Lutheran church in West Bend. They farmed near Irv- tngton on 'his grandfather's farm before moving to Algona. He had been employed by Merryman Construction since then, about seven years. Surviving besides his wife and parents are three chil- dten, Gary, Glenda and Geoffrey, all at home, and three sisters, Lois, Mrs. Paul Meyer, Rutland; Janice, Mrs. Richard Strieker, Nevada; and Norma, Mrs, James Kressin, of Whittemore. IN COLLEGE CHOIR Two Algona girls, Connie Schultz and Kitty Hardgrove, 'have been chosen a.s members of the a-eapella choir at Buena Vista college, Storm Lake. Their first public concert will be given Stuiday evening, Dec. 10 at 7:30 in Schaller Memorial Chapel. The girls are daughters of •the Armin Sohultz and Charles Hardgroves. Hope to begin erecting KGLO TV tower here this weekend SHOPPING QMS LEFT Itilf ymiATHIY •ysste their erection crew building on the rig.., _ _ , with beat and air coftditipning. ' . .>

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