Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 18, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 18, 1967
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Council rules not to torn houses ii city 1 At the regular meeting of the city council last Wednesday a resolution was adopted approving the withdrawal of the offer to buy certain vacated streets in the east part of Algona by the executors of the Smith and Frank! estates. City clerk, Dave Smith, was authorized to advertise for sale those, streets and alleys vacated, except a portion of Heckart St. January 10, 1968 _has been set as the date for hearing. / The council with Fire chief Chester Willey, discussed the burning of houses within the city limits. This has been a service in the past, but after some discussiont it was agreed that it would not be allowed within the city in the future. Farm land owned by the city, around the Sewage Treatment Plant, was leased to Kyle Keith for $125 per year. . '• ;'• '• . ^ City clerk Smith was authorized t<v send out notice of bids for a new pickup for the City street dept. A transfer of $42,946.81 from the Light and Water Fund to the Street Fund was adopted. Notice of Expiration of Right of Redemption of Lot 1, BIk. 26, Call's Addition, Hired A! qona htmuth Co ' 9 » State HiBtorioui Iowa 0?.ty, Iowa MM VOL, 67 - NO. W ~ MONDAY, DIC. II, 1f*7, ALOONA, IOWA - 10 MOIS IN 2 unty \ J«, , I* ^^ ^^^^^L W%f \J SECTIONS^^^^ ^/ H. T. MARTINI, of Spirit Lake, has been hired as "Senior Citizen Coordinator" for the seven-county OEO area hY eluding Kossuth county. He worked for the veterans administration for 18 years, and has been working for the local OEO since October 1. Tokheim leaves as president of Farm Bureau The Kossuth County Farm Bureau Board of Directors Fenton man is 13-county farm winner The Kossuth Soil Conservation District's outstanding farmers and teacher, who entered the Iowa Achievement Award Contest, were honored at a recognition dinner December 14. Roger Frink, who farms five miles south of Fenton was named top new Cooperator in a 13 county north central Iowa region. Wendell Christensen, who farms six miles northwest of Wesley, and Bill Marshall, who farms four miles northeast of Algona, were named as district winners in the other two divisions. Mrs. Florence Behne, Sentral elementary teacher, represented the Kossuth district as a teacher that taught conservation in her classes! The conservation practices on the Frink farm were designed by Loren B. Bishop, conservation technician of the S.C.S. ACP cost-sharing was provided for from the County Auditor was) recently accepted the resig, '"sTrJaSonwork read • ' nation of William Tokheim as tne conservation worn. Sisters host for The Benedictine Sisters, who operate St. Ann hospital in Algona, were host to an employee Christmas dinner Dec, 12th for hospital personnel. Seventy employees attended at Johnson's restaurant. After a family style dinner served in a Christmas setting, the group joined in community singing to the accompaniment of Richard Rezac with a guitar. Mr. Rezac is band master at Garrigan high in Algona. Father Cecil Friedmann, chaplain at St. Annjs, hospital, thanked the Sisters in the name of the employees and commented-that-the^futare df J St. Ann has never looked brighter. Sister M. Dolores, administrator, expressed gratitude to the hospital personnel for their loyalty and devotion. She commented on the fine community spirit and 'thanked them for cooperation in making the recent transfer of ownership a smooth and efficient one. HURT IN FALL Whittemore — Lawre'nce Kirsch, area farmer, suffered a broken wrist and rib, lac- orations and bruises when he fell 12 feet from a load of, hay recently. County Farm Bureau President. Marvin Leigh, Algona, who was elected vice president at the 50th annual meeting in September, will assume duties as president. To fill the vacancy of Vice President will be Harold Bjustrom of Whittemore. Harold has been secretary. The Board of Directors appointed Wendell Christensen of Wesley to serve as secretary for the coming year and to fill the vacancy left by Bjustrom. Marvin Leigh and Harold Bjustrom and their wives attended the AFBF convention in Chicago Dec. 1014. ;;•;•: • :>/.-;• ' '•' $60,805 damage case A case asking $60,805.66 in damages was filed in district court by Dora E. Johnson against Albert Hans Brandt. Both are Lakota residents. The case is based on an ac- fcid<ent June 19.} 1966, at a county road intersection five miles north and a quarter mile west of Ti tonka. The plaintiff asks $10,805,65 in hospital and doctor bill§ including $4112.50 for the Mayo clinic and $6002.30 for a Rochester, Minn, hospital. She "also asks $50,000 in personal and permanent injuries. Dates test for Biirt rural carrier Burt — An examination for rural carrier for the post office at Burt, Iowa, will be open for acceptance of applications until January 9, the U. S. Civil Service Commission announced today. Applh cants must take a written test. They must have resided within the delivery of the office for one year immediately preceding the closing date of the examination. They 'must have reached their 18th birthday on the closing data* for acceptance of applications. There is no maximum .age limit. However, persons wffo W LiHa^a^ M*|« '• •HIMMIV (Mm tart ii oraeh A Whittemore mother and* daughter were slightly injured Friday morning when the car they were riding in pulled in front of a second machine after stopping at a stop sigh near the Lutheran school in Whittemore about 10:15 a.m. Eldora Schmeling, 41, of Whittemore, >aa treated for a bump on the knee and ear and a sore back. Her daugh* ter, Joan 3, had a bump on the head. They car collided with a machine driven by Eleanor Maberry, Whine- more, who complained of a sore back. Her 19*5 Chrysler had $1,000 in damage and the 1967 Schmeling Plymouth had $250 in damage. Deputy sheriff Eppo Bullen filed charges of failing to yield the right-of-way after stopping at a stop sign against Mrs. Schmeling. R. A. Betake dies; rites held Saturday Funeral services for Reinhard Albert Behnke, 82 year old retired farmer who died early Wednesday at his home, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church. The Rev. Paul Sohh officiated. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardena, the McCullough Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 'Pallbearers were Dale Mains, Grady Phillips, Howard Lunsmann, Julius Baas, James Hannifan, Jr. and Elmer Van Buren. Reinhard Behnke was born September 17, 1882 at Lotto Creek. He was the son Over $10,000 damage in garage fire at Burt last Thursday *lidered only ^for temporary limited appointments of one year. Christmas tree pick-up Jan. 6 Boy Scout troop No. 70 of Algona, will pick up your old Christmas trees January 6 after 4 p.m. Residents are asked to put. their trees on the curb for pick up. The Algona Girl Scouts will have their annual "Burning of the Greens" ceremony soon after. At the Holiday unfolds with merriment and magic, we send greetings In the good oNMashioned spirit of "dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh," and with you many memorable delights.To all our friends and customers, our hearty thanks for • year of good will, -^ Frtm the it«»f of the KoMvth gewnty Advtnct «=Duane Pewel a) Julian Chrischilles % John Shaw f Marge Peterson g Dorothy Muckey 9 Bob Bennett Q Pirrell Bocfe fteff writtrt and fiber Lpra Seger Eugene Kelley . and the BURT FIREMEN PUSH THUNDERBIRD FROM BURNING GARAGE THURSDAY Burt — Damage of between $10,000 and $15,000 was estimated to a 2-story garage owned by Dr. Bahne K. Bahnson of Burt. Two autos owned by Dr. married May 10, 1911 to Anna E. Lehmann, who survives. Surviving besides his wife are three daughters and two sons. Herman, Fairmont; Esther, Mrs. J.,B. Waller, Decatur, 111.; Alvera, Mrs. Harold Roschke, Waverly; Harold, Marshalltown and Ruth Ann, Mrs. William Mellman, Philadelphia. Pa. There are 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters. Meta Behnke, Adela Behnke and Elma, Mrs. Reinhard Lieb, all of Algona, and Edna, Mrs. Armin Van Buren, Truro, la. 'along with tools, automotive equipment and a new snow blower. The garage had been rebuilt after a fire on Aug. 7. About two-thirds of the garage, was burned out or damaged in that fire. Dr Bahnson had just finished treating a patient and was walking outside when he saw the garage in flames. It is located adjacent to his office and home but is not attached. Dr. Bahnson suffered second degree burns on his hands and face when he ran into the garage and tried to get the cars out. "It was just too hot," he said later. While he watched the fire burn, imirlibor Mrs. Helen Johnson and her daughter Mrs. Dwayne Nelson applied baking soda to his burns. The fire started in the south part of the garage and Burt Fire Chief Walter Steward was unable to determine the cause. The Aug.;7 fire began when static electricity caused gas to explode as Dr. Bahnson was filling one of his cars. The second story of the garage, finished off as a screened-in breezeway and sleeping area, was used as a summer house by Dr. Bahnson. The Burt osteopath said the loss was covered by insurance. He had just purchased the Thunderbird a month ago and a third car which he had planned to junk, was outside the garage, and not damaged. The fire was accompanied by the blasting of the horn on the Lincoln throughout the fire until firemen could disconnect the wiring and by heavy smoke. y///s////y//////////r//////////y////^^^ " • Slim Smith, 74, dies; Engineer 44 years Approve Dean watershed; first Whittemore boy wins in Kossuth 3rd in feed contest The Doan Watershed, located 6 miles east and five miles north of Algona, was approved for assistance under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, PL 566, by the State Soil Conservation Committee, according to word received today in the local soil conservation district office. All, or part of, 22 farms are included in this 2795 acre watershed, 17 of which are cooperators with the Kossuth County Soil Conservation District. Major problem in the watershed is the farm land flooded within it. Legal sponsors of the project are the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors and the Kossuth County Soil Conservation District. Evtrfc tltctri Aspkalt James Everds, partner in the Everds Bros, firm of Algona, was elected president of the Iowa Asphalt Paving Assn. Thursday at the group's annual convention in Des Moines. He will succeed Rex Finley ot' Harlan. DIVORCE IS ASKED Henry Reefer has brought suit for a divorce from Theresa Ann Reefer. They were married at Verrnillion, s - W-» Nov. 17, 1947, and separated a year ago. Steven L. Schultz, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schultz, Whittemore, was notified last week that he was third place winner in the Coop Youth Feeder program sponsored by the Whittemore Co-op elevator through Farmland Industries, Inc. Steve started this project a year ago. He farrowed 98 pigs and raised them, keeping complete records on feed conversion and gain, then wrote an essay on "Why I Like Coop Feeds," to complete the project. The contest area covered 14 states and three of the top four winners wer efrom Iowa. Any member of the Future Farmers or 4-H is eligible to enter this program. Steve an dhis parents received an all expense paid trip to Kansas City Dec. 6, 7 and 8th to receive his award, a $700 console color TV. First and second prizes were a $7,500 Case-0-Matic diesel tractor and a Ford Bronco Roadster. Alfred Schultz, manager of the Whittemore Co-op elevator, and several of the directors were in Kansas City a't the convention to see Steve receive his award. Steve is a sophomore at the Algona high school, and a member of the Future Farmers. MEETING CHANGED The Union Homemakers Club meeting has been changed from Perothy Vigdal's and will meet with Julia Taylor, Dec. 28 at 1:30 p.m. H. M. Smith, 74, better known as "Slim", died suddenly Friday afternoon at the Veterans hospital at Des Moines. He had an operation some 10 days before for a stomach problem, and was making good recovery when he had a fatal stroke. Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held at 10 a.m. Monday morning (today) at St. Cecelia Catholic church. Msgr. P. P. Gearen will officiate and burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The Hamilton Funeral home of Algona will be in charge of arrangements- STEVEN SCHULTZ VANDALISM REPORTED Two acts of vandalism were reported to the Algona Police Dept. last week. It was discovered at the Buscher Bros. Implement on North street Friday that a large metal saw behind the shop had been tipped over and the cast iron base was broken. Also, a snow tire and wheel had been taken from the garage at the A. E. Menneke residence at 204 South Ridgley Street. PLEDGES STILL COME New pledges are still being made to the St. Ann Hospital improvement fund. The total amount pledged to date has reached $229,567.18. Anyone wishing to make a pledge or to pay on a pledge already made should contact the hospital. Mr. Smith was born at Washta, Iowa, 1893, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith. He was graduated from the local high school, and graduated from the university at Iowa City in 1917. He was married to Eva Streit Dec. 26, 1931, who survives. A brother, Clayton, died some four years ago. He entered the university in 1911, but took time off in mid-course to work for two years for the Canadian Pacific railroads at Edmundton, Canada, in the railroad's push to the west coast. He returned to the university and received his degree in engineering in 1^17. He went from college to a job as assistant county engineer in Kosswlh county, and then into tlie army in World. War \, spending most of a year an$| a hsU with the 472- nd engineers in the Panama H. M. "Slim" SMITH Canal zone. During World War II when road building was at a standstill because of the war he took an engineering post on the Alcan highway in 1943 on the project built by lowans on that roadway. He was a member of the Soldiers Relief Commission for many years, resigning a couple of years ago when he was named to head the Kossuth Conservation board at its organization. He was a charter member and past president of the Algona Kiwanis club, and a member of the Country Club. He became county engineer January 1, 1922, after serving for some time as an assistant to the engineer Dave Leffert. In 1962 a 40th anniversary party was held which was 4 surprise to him with member* of the state highway commis? sion, engineers, construction firm heads, ana some sute officials coming to honor him. The party was the country club with 200 present. SERVING IN JAPAN A 1C Rtefejwrw'. Sal?, of Mr. and Mrs. Yinsent , rural Rodman was recently promoted to Airman lit* class. He is serving with !t« Pacifi9 airforc* at Yifcsfcfc Airbase, Japan as 9 je| craft mechanic, AJrrnan is 9 graduate pf Garrigaa.

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