Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1967
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». \ ' -v " V . / nhlflvllvnw w vVHInl WEDDING PERMITS Catherine Hatlestad, croft, Tim L. Kelly, Mason City. ST. ANN BIRTHS Doc. S — Mr. and Mrs. John Hood, Algona. girl, 6 Ib, 8 02. Doc. 12 — Mr. and Mrs. Ev- , erett Broesder, Algona, boy, 11 Ib. 12 oz. NEW COURT CASES Co-op Oil Co. vs. Raymond Gardner, acct, $937.10; BeU' lah M. Miller vs. Darrell Miller, divorce; Milo Durant ex. estate of Lynne Durant vs. Michael A. and Marlyn Asmus and Jerry R. Miller, damages, $51,085.15. BUILDING PERMITS 'Richard Allen, demolish hoUse; Del Reding, Jerry Cowan, Ed Johnson, demolish house; Bennie Wibben, ; demolish houses; Trinity Lutheran church, demolish house; Charles Behr, repair porch; Edwin Schumacher, enclose porch. f A long HeHuth County / "' '" i ;;"••". llr«'T nn '. f •---?- ....n-r-r.-n.^m-n /-* State Historical Society cityi Enttrid <• Mtohd eta* fftotfef, D«e. t, 1968, of A>eerta, Iowa 50SH fx>»teffle«uiW«f Aef ef VOL. 67 - NO. «7 ~ THURSDAY, DEC, 14,IMP, ALOONA, IOWA - 24 PAGES IN J StCTIONS ALGONA WEATHER '} High Low Prcpt. Dec. 6 —_ 38 24 V Dec. 7 _— 36 34 .31 Dec. 8 35 32 Dec. 9 —_ 35 31 .08 Dec. 10 31 29 Dec. 11 __— 33 j 25 Dec 12 .___ 32 ' 24 Dec. 13 _.___ — , 14 MAYOR'S COURT Charles Jaques, Algona, public intoxication, $25; R. W. McCullough, Algqna, public intoxication, $25; John Ditch, Mallard, public intoxication, 10 days in jail; John B. Hyink, Whittemore, speeding, $10; Harold R. Lavrenz, Burt, speeding, $10; Russell R. Rentz, OMVI, posted $350 bond, preliminary hearing pending; Gene Ronald King, Scran ton, la., reckless driving, speeding, failure to stop for peace officer,.larceny of gas referred to juvenile court, 30 days on each charge, sentence to run concurrent. Bank burglary loss at $1293 Larry Hudson named new county assessor ^•Saspggss V '^ c»Sf?ff%-*M - 9 VIM - yv "/"ft* <&&.!..«' , LARRY HUDSON ST* ANN HOSPITAL ^ Dee; 7 — Marlene Theesfeld, Algona, medical; Cora Hanseri, Algona, fracture; Elizabeth Mertz, West Bend, medical; Michael Schmit, Algona, surgery. • Dee. 9 — Joan Nemmers, Bancroft, medical; Leila Prahl, Algona, medical; Elizabeth Devine, ,,Winterset, medical; Mary Ann Kenne, Whittemore, fracture. Dec. 10 — Elizabeth Zaugg, Algona, medical; Russ Medin, Whittemore, medical. Dec. 1 1 — Mrs. Beverly Kuecker, Algona, medical; Max Laird, Algona, medical; Troy Canaday, Irvington, medical. Dec. 12 — Jean Bormann, Whittemore, T & A. NEW VEHICLES Edwin F. Mino, Algona, CMC Trk. Trac.; Alg. Impl. Co., Algona, Int'l. Trk.; Arthur Harold Ristau, Algona, Ford p/u; Clyde Priebe, Algona, Ford p'u; Isbrand Produce, Titonka, CMC Trk.; Farmers Coop. Co., Ledyard, Int'l. Trk.; Schultz Bros., Algona, Buick; Henry T, or Irma Bunkofske, Algona, Buick; Terrance W. Johnson, Irvington, Ford; Donald Dean or Marion Jean Trupke, Algona, Chrysler; Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co., Algona, Chev.; Ron^ aid K. Richardson, Lakota, Pont.; Orville Elmer Runks- meier, Ledyard, Pont.; Daniel E. Froehlich, LuVerne, Chey.. LuVerne Charles Corhus, Elmore, Pont; Lawrence John Besch, Whittemore, Chev.; Phillip Louis Fisher, West Bend, Chev.; Richard Herman or r Dor is Arlene Heyes, Lakota, Pont.; Chas W or Char. lotte T. McGuire, Bancroft, Ford; John Wm. Schulz Jr., Irvington, Chev.; Edward Wm. or Elsie Jeannette Broesder, Algona, Chev.; Marion Earl or Irene J. Stucki, Fenton, Chev.; Harvey V. Larson, Lone Rock, Chev.; Wm. Carl Mayland, Buffalo Center, Ford; Duane Delbert Metzger, Whittemore, Plym.; Lyje Meier, Burt, Serro Scotty Trav. Trl; Raymond N. or Amanda Margaret Kohlhaas, Irvington, Chev.; George WiUis Naylor, Algona, Olds. SELECTIVE SERVICE Induction— Army— Paul S. Mpellering, Swea City; John W. Salisbury, Armstrong; Parrell W. Isebrand, Titonka; Marvin D. Eisenbarth, Algona; Ronald J. Root, Wesley; George J. Elsbecker, Bancroft and Douglas L, Geitze- on Page 8) Larry Hudson, 28-year old assistant in the Kossuth County Assessor's office, was named the new County Assessor during a meeting of the County Conference Board in Algona Monday. The board was ' composed of the Board of Supervisors, representatives of the County Board of Educa-. 'tion. and mayors of county towns/ Hudson was 'born and raised in Algona, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oran Hudson of Algona. He served as Deputy Sheriff for about two years starting in -February, 1965 and later was an agent for the Board of Parole for about 10 months /before beginning work in the Assessor's office last August. *.• He was married to the former Carol Ostwald in April this year.? '-'*• "•',.'; '".'• ';' :: : : -v' : y : V The field was narrowed to four candidates f last weeki all of whom had passing grades of 70 # or better in recent application tests. Others considered near the end were Mrs. Velva Niederfrank, Garner, an assistant in the office of the Hancock county assessor; Wayne F. Lynch, Fenton, a field assessor for the county; and James R. Valley, Woden. Hudson's salary will be $7, 500 a year and he will succeed Leo Immerfall, longtime county assessor, who is retiring Jan. 1, 1968. After the preliminary ap- plications were received, an examining board of three interviewed the applications. This board was composed of R. G. Buchanan, Algona; Charley Quinn., Bancroft; and Ed Boyken, Titonka. Two damage cases; crash near Bancroft Two damage cases have been filed in district court as the result of an,accident last July on a gravel road a half mile north of Bancroft. •• According to both petitions' two cars were alleged to be ;:'Milb. Durant r ai tor of the estate of Lynne Durant asks $51,085.15 damages from Michael A. and Marlyn Asmusi and Jerry R. Miller. In a second case Charles 0. . for his daughter Arlene M. Schaeffer asks $36,410.35 from the same defendants. Lynne Durant died in the crash when the two cars collided, and Arlene Schaeffer was seriously injured, CAR HITS DEER A 1967 Ford driven by George Roeder, of Algona, struck a deer 2M> miles east of Algona about 7:40 p.m. Saturday with $200 damage to the Roeder car. , Ex-rttithnt liasa! State Hotel Leroy Wyatt, a former area resident, has leased the State! Hotel from K. S. Cowan ef; fective Dec. 1, 1967. He is | former area resident who has been associated with Patif, Lines of Emmetsburg in re' cent years. The hotel fas ,e] tablished new weekly ratf for permanent guests, he af nounced. '• x Methodist men to sponsor Kaib visit in 1968 "The Nativity Scene at the' Kossuth County Fairgrounds which is now cared for by Methodist Men will be open to the public from December 17 to 31. Hours on Sundays will be noon to 9 p.m. and on weekdays 2 to 9 p.m. There will be someone in charge at all times. It .was, erroneously reported by press and radio some time ago that Edward Kaib,, prisoner',of war, who built the scene, at the Algona PW camp would be here with his son at this holiday season. But on the evening before Thanksgiving Day, local people talked by phone with Mr. Kaib and the Men's dub has invited him to come for Christmas of 1968 bringing his wife, son and daughter, with their expenses paid by Methodist Men. It is expected that the cost of their trip • be;, about $2,000 and group will .welcome, coiitri tions toward that fund. There is no charge for viewing the Creche, but all voluntary contributions at this Holiday season will be used toward the expense of bringing the Kaib family to Algona. Only tentative plans have been made for their entertainment. DIVORCE IS ASKED A divorce petition was filed in district court by Beulah Miller against Darrell Miller. They were married at Sioux Falls July 14, 1957 and separated last February. She asks 'custody of three children. • • • •"•- • -^—^^^^^^^. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ H ^_^^ B ^ IVH ^^^ Hl ^^^^ l ^^^ BB ^^^ l ^^^ l ^ IMHI>HIMHMMHHHHB|B|||HBHHIAM>a> ^ |aflB>naa>aaaAAMAfll Citation for telephone did PICTURED are, left to right, John Claude, manager; Gene McAtee, group chief operator; John E. Mason, general traffic manager; Monica Storr, chief operator. arrived. The victim was taken to a hospital and recovered. Mr. Mason reviewed the company's citation plan to honor noteworthy acts of public service by its employees. He pointed out that the awards are not freely given but first reviewed by a statewide committee in Des Moines, then by a company-wide, five-state board. He said but three other Iowa women had been similarly honored in this decade. Mason told the group that while not many employees participate in the drama of saving a life, "all have the responsibility of doing the best job we know how. Because the community depends on us." 'Mr.. Blosser then read the citation, Mrs. Imogene McAtee, of 722.V& East Call, 'Monday was honored by fellow workers and her company, Northwest' ern Bell, for her persistent efforts to aid a seriously ill person. At a coffee in her honor Mrs. McAtee was awarded a citation by Northwestern Bell for her meritorious service. Out-of-town guests present were John B. Mason, Pes Moines, general traffic manager of Northwestern Bell, and R. V. Blosser, Mason City, district traffic manager. The framed citation describ- the incident when a call ' ing assistance was re- to Mrs, McAtee, group -^iperator, then in charge of the\office. Hearing feeble \ and indistinct calls for help on a Livermpre line, Mrs. McAtee vainly tried to get an identifiable response from the caller- She then called E. J. Und- quist at Humboldt, the nearest telephone maintenance supervisor, at his home and directed him to go to Ljvermore to attempt to identify the caller. Continuing to attempt to converse with the caller, she heard a dog barking in the background. Sensing another solution, she called the Livermore police and suggested they check the homes of elderly people and listen for a barking dog. The police did locate an elderly woman who ha4 suffered a heart attack a minute or before the telephone mew Fenton bank third hit in the past year The Fenton branch of the Armstrong Trust and Savings Bank was robbed of between $1300 and $1400 in silver and pennies sometime last weekend, it was reported by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Monday. Total amount taken was given as $1,293.25 according to James O'Neil, cashier of the bank. Six FBI agents and at least one State Bureau of Investigation agent are aiding Lindhorst in the investigation. Two of the agents from Sioux City arrived early Monday and four others came around noon. Lindhorst indicated at least three men were involved in the theft judging by footprints found at the scene. He noted it was similar to a burglary of the Ledyard State Bank almost exactly a year ago. In that theft, about $5,000 was taken on the night of Dec. 13,1966. One of the main differences in the two burglaries was that the thieves stole tools and left them in the 'Ledyard bank while no tools were found at Fenton. One previous attempt was made on the bank vault about three years ago but at that time, no cutting torch was used and the burglars failed to get the door open by "punching" the combination. THE BURGLARY was dis- ^eovered, Monday morning a- *-lwp|t 7:40 a.m. by manager Gerald Voigt when he came to tyork. He notified Lindhorst immediately. It is not known whether the break-in was made Saturday or Sunday night. No one was in the bank after 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The blinds, which are not pulled in the 'front windows when the bank is closed, were pulled down 'Monday morning when Mr. Voigt entered the building. Lindhorst said ho had found no one that had noticed tho blinds down Sunday but if he had, it would pinpoint tho theft as Saturday night instead of Sunday. The burglars pried open the wooden door in the rear of the building. They then used a cutting torch to burn a hole through the bank vault between the dial and handle, thus cutting a bar and allowing the door to be opened by just pulling the handle. THE MONEY was in canvas bags piled inside the vault. The thieves previously had stolen a two-wheel hand truck from the Fenton Elevator's feed,room and it is possible they used the truck (the kind used to haul feed) to take out the silver. Neither the cutting torch and acetylene tanks used to break the vault nor the two- wheel cart taken from the elevator have been found. Elevator manager Curtis Lura said the cart might not have been missed except that marks were noticed on the ground where the cart apparently was dragged across railroad tracks towards the bank. Nothing else in the elevator was disturbed. However, Lindhorst said he could find no evidence that the truck had been hauled out either the front door or back. About 17 of several hundred safety deposit boxes inside the vault were pried open but there was no chock made as yet to see if any valuables had boon taken from the boxes. t The bank safe, located in the vault and containing all of the currency in the bank, was not touched. Lindhorst added that about $125 was taken from one of the d/awers elsewhere in the bank building. He said the vault was a mess hut that the inside of the bank had hardly *• *• I ™T D BANK burglary in Kossuth county in less than a year is under investigation by FBI and state agents along with Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst's office today Bure- lars believed to be three or more, took an estimated $1300 from the Fenton First Trust and Savings branch bank sometime last weekend. They also rifled 17 safety deposit boxes but very few valuables have been reported missing. • u ,- Th , e t°P Pieces show the front of the Fenton bank. Note curtains are drawn It is believed the burglars pulled the blinds during their theft since they are normally left Middle picture shows the vault door. The hole between the dial and handle was cut with a cutting torch, burning through a bar which keeps the vault shut The inside of the vault looked like this when manager Gerald Voigt came to work J£ve ay m0rnmg- He immediatel y called Sheriff Lindhorst, who took the three pictures v/s//<///////////s////s////////////////////s////////////^^^ been touched. The burglary was the third bank job in less than a year in Kossulh county. Besides the Ledyard break-in last Dec. 13 when thieves got $5,000 in cash, the Whittemore Farmers State Bank was robbed of $2500 last Aug. 30, 1967. Both jobs are unsolved. ASCS office here receives award The Kossuth ASCS Office received a certificate of achievement in farm safety from the Iowa Farm Safety Council. Curtis Haahr, manager, accepted the award for the Kossuth office a| the annual meeting of the Iowa Farm Safety Council recently at Iowa City. The award was given to the county for their outstanding promotion of safety on the farin, in the home and on the job. The safety program is geared to educating f arm people as well as employees of the office. Two injured in St. Benedict, Swea crashes A 19-year old Armstrong youth, Russell E. Dirksen, sustained head lacerations when his car went out of control a little over a mile north of Swea City on county road "K" about 10:15 p.m. Saturday nigh). His 1960 model car was a total loss. He was taken to Holy Family hospital in Estherville for treatment of his head injuries. His car went out of control, hit a mailbox on the left side of the road as he was traveling south and then skidded into the ditch. He was charged with failing to have control of his car. A KANAWHA man, 23- year old James Brooks, was charged with speeding Sunday morning when his car struck a machine driven by John Grandgenett, 60 of Corwith, when the latter was slowing to turn into the St. Benedict Catholic church. The Brooks machine had about $250 in damage and he sustained a cut lip in the cra.sh. Brooks was traveling west on the blacktop coming into St. Benedict. He applied his brakes when he saw the Corwith car stopping to turn into the church area but skidded on tl^e icy roads and slammed into the rear of the car. Mr. Grandgenett was not injured. Deputy sheriff Don Wood was .called to investigate. LIBRARY PQNATION Bancroft — 4 check for $1,000 was presented tQ the Bancroft public library f the Farmers and Traders ings Bank of Bancroft .day of this week- it Will president of the Ubjrary William ~ * f

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