Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 21, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona K ~ ' Stato Historical S-oeiefc'v « v , J_* • J ... V Sunray D-X Oil Co., gas storage tank; Percy Atkinson, reside house WiDOlNQ MUMITS . Warren Aiidefson, Granada, Minn., La Donna Hat ten, Fair- mdnti Nicholas Alexander, of Wesley, Julie Johnson, Algo- • fia'i ' '•'••"'•• ; ; :••- ' •-..• :" • ' •'-'. •' ST. ANN JfHTHS ,ptc, 14—Mr. and Mrs, Earl Elmore, Algona, boy, 9 lb.,5% oz; Dw. 1$ — Mr. and Mrs. William Rahm, Algona, girls, 7 lb. 5 02. ; Dte. II — Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Thies, Algona, girl, 7 lb; 13% oz. ALQONA WEATHER High Lew Rain Dec- 13 ______ 27 14 , Dec; 14 •______ 22 13 Dec. 15 26 6 Dec. 18 34 14 Dec. 17 _ 41 29 .17 Dec. 18 36 24 Dec. 19 ______ 42 20 ';,: ' Dec, 20 _______ 33 MAYOR'S COURT ^^^ » ^ .__ Four accidents National Jay Cee prexy here Car knocks down 2 stop signs; 5 crashes ' y *". W* Don E. Wehrspan, Algona, driving while license under /suspension, 2 days in jail, speeding, $12, failing to appear, $10; James'W. Nail, Cbr- with, improper registration, . $5; Wallace R. Hanson, Sac City, possession of beer as a minor, $50; Jerry S. Hobscheidt, .LuVerne, possession of beer as a minor, $50. NEW COURT CASES Charles O. Schaeffer for Arlene M. Schaeffer vs. Michael A. and Marlyn Asmus and Jerry R. Miller, damages, $36,410.35; Henry Reefer vs. Theresa A Reefer, divorce; Dora E. Johnson vs. Albert Hans Brandt, damages, $60,805.65; Murray Inc. vs. Elmer Schneider, account, $1233.40;,Dennis Jergenson ys. Joseph D. Campeau, damages, $860; Marilyn Morari vs. Glenn Culbertson, reciprocal support; John Levy vs. George B. Owens, sales contract, $733.44. ST. ANN HOSPITAL ,.... ^ b«c. 13 — Walter Frambach, Algona, medical; Rosemary Foertsch, Wesley, medical. 4>«e. 14 — John Larson, Algona, medical; William M, Carlson, Algona, medical (transferred to Mason City). D«e. 15 — Tom Verhuel, Algona, medical. D»e. 16 — Cynthia Long, Algona, T & A; Mrs. Florence Valentine, Algona, medical (transferred to Iowa City)Louisa F. Murphy, Algona, medical; Marenius Hanson, Irvington, medical. **•«• 17 — Murray Mowers, Algona, accident (transferred to Mason City). DM. 18 — Dean Luke, Eagle Grove, accident; Kate G Stephenson, Algona, medical- Stephen Vaske, Bancroft, medical; Allan J. Bonde, Algona, medical. THI KOLO-TV translator tower east of Algona on the McGregor road is starting to "go up." Seven 40 ft. sections were in place Wednesday morning; with the overall completed tower to be 462 feet. The erection crew of Advance Industries, Sioux City, started to lay out cable on Saturday and it is hoped the wea ther will cooperate so the tower will be up by Friday. As each section is raised, three men bolt it into position. Tuesday night the first blinking tower light was visible above the* trees. Co., Swea City, 'Chev. p/u; Rowley Builders & Supply, Algona, Chev. Tr.; Hugh Richard Lewis, Lakota, Buick; Harold Peter Becker, Algona,. Int'l p/u; William or John Foertsch, Wesley, Cnev. p/u; Fenton Lbr. Co., Fenton, Ford p/u; Duane Fred Habeger, Burt, Chev. .p/u; Shirley Marlow, Lone Rock, Chev.; 'Mr_ii : vEuiuw.!Quiriri': -Or--- Harold: M. Miller, Bancroft, Cad.; Eugene Raymond Schade, Bode, Chev.; Ervin J. or Lois M. Votteler, Bancroft, Ford; Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., Algona, Chev.; Maynard M. or Bernice M. Hurlburt, Swea City, Chev.; Irvin Brandt, Ledyard, Pont.; Fred Ely Kent, Jr., Algona, Merc.; Mrs. Ida -Catherine Dreyer, Fenton, Olds;~ James Henry Geelan, Algona, Chev.; Jack A. Gallas, Tr. U/T/A, Algona, Plym.; Robert G. or Barbara J. Beemer, Lakota, Buick; Raymond John or Loretta Mary Kramer, Algona, Ford; iMrs. Myrtle Marie Hawcott, Algona, Olds; Dennis Howard over weekend; one in hospital At 10.45 p.m. Saturday, icy streets were the cause of an accident that occurred on Diagonal street at the intersection with South Phillips. The pickup driven by Rodney C. Scuffham of Route 2, Aleona, •lid into the 1966 Chevrolet driven by Duane H. Hilbert, LuVerne, causing $300 damage to the Hilbert car, and |20 to the pickup. A minor accident occurred at the parking lot of the Blue and White Cafe at 7 a.m. Monday when Walter W. Piatt was backing from a parking area and hit the 1963 Ford driven by James A. Larson, Everly. Damages of $75 were estimated to the left front- door of the Ford. Marlys Ann Curtis, of Burt, was charged with failing to yield the right of way resulting from an accident at 9:20 a.m. Monday at the intersection of North and North Thor- ingtoh streets, when she hit the car driven by John Sires. There was $200 damages to the Curtis 1964 Chevrolet and $100 to the Sires 1956 Cadillac. Allan J. Bonde was hospitalized after he blacked out near George's Body Shop, ran over a stop sign, hit a parked car owned by Robert Crail and pushed it into a pickup owned by George's Body Shop. He went south to Linden street and parked in front of his residence, went into the house and blacked out again, before being taken to St; Ann hospital. There was $150 damages to the Crail car, $50 to the McVay pickup, and $250 to the Bonde car. The Algona police depart ment investigated each of the n JAMES B. ANTELt 31 of Burlington, Vt, national president of the JayCees, was ItlCT TttA lsw**»l «1*K •**.-... ••*«*•• l»,A_-4 A • * • *• . was host to an informal coffee from 8 to Region 2 JayCee presidents and the Iowa i, were guests. Les Foxhoven is president of the Mr ' ^li^te D°V h r Ie « , a _ b 2 ve ' with Les F °*hoven. Back row left to Chalstrpm, Bo^Post, Jim McMahon and Phil Egel, former Algonan now living n Mr M An i el l n "^Sf a .«° Ur day g et ' acc l uai nted tour of Iowa. During his year as bkla SiX children are Iivin 8 in the JayCee White House Two road projects in 5-year plan Only two projects for Kossuth county are in the five- year plan of the state highway commission released Dec. 20. Largest item is for three new bridges on No. 169 south of Algona which will cost $1,352,000. The right of way for the bridges will be purchased in 1969 at an estimated cost of $139,000, and the bridges will be built in 1970. The other item is proposed reconstruction for a new 169 highway SALE CALENDAR Dec. 21 — Roger Arndorfer sale, at farm located 5 miles west and 3 north of Wesley Sale includes' full line of machinery, Leek & Quinn, auctioneers; Exchange Bank/Wesley, clerk, details were in the Advance. D«c. 22 — Emil Bierstedt public auction, at farm located 3% miles north of Fenton on highway 44. Sale includes full line of machinery and 12 head of cattle. Bensen & Quinn, auctioneers; the First Trust & Savings Bank, Fenton, clerk, Full sale details in Advance last Thursday. OtC, 29 — John Elsbecker closing out sale, at farm located 3 miles west of Hands Park, Minn., 4 miles north and V« mile west. Sale includes 89 head pf livestock including 32 head of Holstein cattle and 57 hogs, plus i full line-up of machinery. Wedel & Clark auctioneers; Martin County National Bank, Fairmont, Minnesota, clerk. Sale details in this week's PEACH section. neth Edgar Rowlet, Swea City, Chev.; flollis Grant Benschoter, Algona, Merc.; Ver- .dene Mae Anderson, Lakota, Ford; Arthur C. Welp, Bancroft, Merc.; Harvey Cart Larson, Armstrong, Ford; Richard Paul or Cheryl .Raye Hauswirth, Corwith, Ford; Wilma Maxine Baskerville, LuVerne, Plym.; William or Minnie Thompson, Swea City, Chrysler; William Ambrose Farm course added to f Lakes College J The Iowa Lakes Community! College announces a new course in Farm Equipment Mechanics which will open in January, 1968. This new Offer*' ing is a specialized program designed to meet training needs as identified by the industry. The objective of the Farm Equipment Program is to provide technical knowledge and basic skill training which will produce in a student a level of occupational competency that will permit successful entry in the field of mechanics and later advancement to supervisory positions. The Farm Equipment Mechanics Course is two years in length. Each student will receive on-the-job instruction during the summer months, J dated for 1971, and estimated cost is $286,000. Broake arm in fall on ice Murray Mowers, Algona, suffered a broken'arm Sunday in a fall on the ice. He was taken to St, Ann hospi- _•" "~.~" . v vw* VtACtd bCU **rj the instructor. The student will receive a normal wage while employed. 'The instructor will be Mr Henry J. Torkelson. Mr. Torkelson has been the instructor in Farm Mechanics and Diesel for the Western Iowa Technical School of Sioux City, since 1964. He has been in the trade over 25 years Mr and Mrs. Torkelson are now Car damage cases are filed Two damage cases were filed in district court over the weekend. Dora E. Johnson is asking $60,805.65 from Albert H. Brandt. Their cars collided June 19, 1966, on a county road near Lakota. She asks hospital costs of $10,805.65 and personal damages of $50, 000. Dennis Jergenson is ask- ,ing $860 from Joseph D, Campeau. Their cars collided north of Whittemore. He asks $580 car damages, $30 for a fishing tackle box, and $250 personal damages. Algonans moot on earner in Tonkin Irvington — Seaman Rob Boldridge, on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, writes his parents, the William Boldridges, Algona, that one day recently he was approached by a shipmate who turned out to be Robert Heinen, son of the George Heinens, Algona. It seems that Robert's mother had sent him a clipping from the Irvington news, telling that Bob was on the Ranger. Bob was not well acquainted with him but Bill Boldridge, Bob's younger brother, and Robert Heinen are good friends. Bob also writes that at the time the USS Ranger was'in the Gulf of Tonkin. Dec. 5 their plane flew first actual combat mis- Voigt, Fenton, Lincoln. POSTPONED Ledyard; The ope.n house reception (for Mr, and Mrs. Brent Keil which had been scheduled for Dec. 22, has been postpon- ned. tal for surgery on "the arm. He is expected to be a patient there for several days. Mr. Mowers is vice president and secretary of the Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. Final plans made for 4 - H Rally Night w»- ' ' ^^^P^ ,, Plans for the 4-H Rally Night program to be held next Thursday, Dec. 38 in the Al- gorw high school auditorium are being completed. Rally -night is a high point in the year's activities in 4-H and is wide event in which • - ..._.,_. 11 w 55^,7 TS^W^ wmt TfffJtftf mg o«t sale, at farm located 4 mites west of Wfsley. and % mile north or 1Q fast of AJgo- na and % mile north. Sale includes three tractors and full fine of machinery. Quinn * teefc auctioneers; The Ss- , _ --•-=.• ---^irt " JS" W - ™*™J sale details in Advance today. ViHICLiS *£* flH?Mff» - ss-^-'rJwg-j \iG*mmtef$m' QBAi Swea City Oil --. s " --"-T-r--f (*#• **Vf£r.airip, Parents and friends of 4-H are very welcome to attend and will find seating provided for them in the balcony of the -auditorium where they can get a good view of the activities. The county 4-H committee erEoirand Ruth Patterson, Ex. tension assistant are in charge of arrangenients. Thj current the meeting. They are - thony jnuehie, WesJey president; Judy fterger, Algol na, girl's president; Dean Teeter, Algona,. boy's vice-president; Marilyn Roethler, Algona, girl's vice-president; Dick Lynch, Fenton, boy's secretary; Karen Eden, Titonka, the girl's secretary; Mike and Linda Nitcbals, Algona, historians. A highlight of the evening's musical program will be folk Singing by the Lawrence Besch family. They will also lead, some group singing. The group accompanies itself with a guitar and has appeared on a n«njber pf programs in the fTfa-They are. active in the Wnjtteraore Boys' 4-H club. Other music will be furnished by girls froni the Burt Bl«e BMs. Mama SoderbeYg will smg and Colleen Kruse will furnish piano music at various tunes during the evening. , —•—--.-., i includes both assembly and repair of tillage, planting and harvesting equipment. Instruction in farm power equipment is stressed for both gas and die- s fl- Other related courses include hydraulics, transmissions, welding and the fundamental principles of business sales and customer relations.' The program is so designed to meet approval by the Veterans Education and Training Division. Veterans will be assisted by the school for proper certification and benefits. Upon completion of the course students will receive an Associate of Applied Sci- enceu degree in Agricultural Mechanics. Employment opportunities are excellent for the gradu- ., tes u° f the Farm Equipment Mechamcs program. School officials will assist the student in employment after gradua- Tllwtki crapli Mint "Jilvw" Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Krant? of Titonka will observe their Silver Wedding Anniversary Sunday, Dec. 31. Friends and relatives are invited to attend an open house to be held in their home from 1:30 to 5 p.m., The couple requests no gifts be brought. Girl Scouts to carol Friday for shoppers Shoppers in Algona this *nday night will be "treated" with special Christmas music by the girls of Cadette Girl Scout Troop No. 438, who will carol from 7 to 9 p.m. through the downtown streets. Members of the troop are 8th grade girls Sandy Allen, Marty Gilbert, Sherri Gilmore, Sally Haase, Nancy Kolp, Cindy Merryman, Jeri Nielsen, Becky Ross, Anne Schutter, Kristi Sheakley, Jacque Taylor, Lynnette Hinton, Linda Hauser and Frances Hanson. Mrs. Milo Dailey and Mrs. Ed Gilmore are their leaders. Last Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30, the girls gave a party for the students at the Special School for Retarded children. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and one of the elves also attended. Becky Ross played the guitar while carols were sung. Gifts, many handmade, were given each student and refreshments were served. Last week this busy group decorated the Christmas tree at Good Samaritan Home n •while entertaining the residents with carols. Dies after son loses first match Slate holds up l maicl finirint in.! in mcc * Friday Mt«IINt !•*•» T - . County Auditor Marc Moore reports the state comptroller's office has not yet certified the tax levy to be made in counties of Iowa, hence taxpayers will not be able to know their tax cost until sometime perhaps in late January. Under a new law of the 1967 legislature the comptroller now computes school millage for each county in the state. This is done to allocate state aid. Then the auditors of the state add enough property tax to make up the difference between the state aid and the school budget. The comptroller reported Dec. 18 to Mr. Moore that 40 counties in the state have not yet sent in their budgets — hence until all nave corae in the state aid can not be allocated. NOT RETIRING Leo immerfall, county assessor, is not retiring as of January because of health reasons as reported. He will continue on as advisor at his present salary until they leave Algona. SATURDAY The regular Monday Advance wUl'te&Umwl Saturday of tjjis wefk before Chr- jstmas with many between the sales advertised. The husband of a former Algonan, Robert Oberman, 45, died Friday night in a Fort Dodge hospital after watching his son wrestl_ in the Algona- Humboldt meet that night. • Oberman suffered the heart attack as he was leaving the Humboldt high school after the meet. He was taken to the Lutheran hospital where he died later that night. His son, Mike Oberman is a star Humboldt high school athlete. Mrs. Oberman is the former Charlene Clement, daugh* ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Clement of Algona. He was a longtime Algona barber. Mr. Oberman was a mechanic at the Humboldt Ford garage and the family had lived in Humboldt for 10 years. Two sentenced (or drunk driving Two were sentenced over the weekend on driving while intoxicated. Curtis E. Johnson was fined 1500 on a second offense. He was arrested at the corner of Jones and North streets October 19. Edward C. Johnson was sentenced to two years at Fort Madison on a fourth offense charge. He was arrested July ?4 o» the blacktop near A 24-year old Bancroft man, Alan Menke, was charged with reckless driving by Patrolman Tom Cogdall after his car knocked down two stop signs at the intersection of highways 169 and 18 north of Algona Tuesday night. Menke was traveling south on highway 169 at the time of the accident at 7:20 p.m. He went down the center of the road according to Cogdall, struck a stop sign on the north side of the intersection and then continued across the road and hit another on the south side. He was not injured but the 1966 car he was driving had $400 in damage. Seven young people miraculously escaped injury in a two-car crash 3V. miles south of Hobarton about 1 a.m. Tuesday as cars driven by David Zeimet of Bode and Joseph Osbekoff of Humboldt collided on a county road blacktop. The cars were meeting when the Humboldt machine had a blowout. They collided near a bridge and the Zeimet machine spun around and then caught the edge of the bridge. The Humboldt car slammed into the ditch. Five young people including two Algona teen-agers, who were passengers in the Osbekoff machine, were uninjured as were both drivers. The 1965 Zeimet Chevrolet had $1250 in damage while the 1961 Humboldt car had $1,000 damage. Deputy sheriff Eppo Bulten investigated as he did,a second crash about 3:35 p.m. on Monday two miles north of Algona on highway 169 near the sale barn entrance. A TRUCK driven by Lyle A. Marlow of Lone Rock collided-with a car driven, by Frank H. Testroot, Manning, The Lone Rock truck had $100 damage and the Mann ing car .had $250 damage. Marlow had a cut on his head but was not hospitalized. Three college students in the Testroot car sustained bruises and were treated by an Algona doctor. They were from Carroll, Manning and Ida Grove and Mr. Testroot was bringing them home from college at Winona, Minn. Both machines were traveling south on highway 169 and just as the Manning car went to pass Marlow, he attempted a left turn into the sale barn. A THIRD accident was reported at Bancroft Sunday morning about 12:50 a.m. during the freezing rain which enveloped the county Saturday night. A car driven by John A. Schiltz, Albert Lea, Minn., skidded on the ice as he attempted a turn and slid into the K & H Co-op Oil Co. station at the corner. The 1968 Pontiac knocked down two gas pumps and a drive light and sustained $300 damage also. No charges were filed in any of the accidents. Patrolman Jerry Michael checked the Bancroft accident. THE SHERIFF'S office also checked an accident three miles south of Algona on highway 169 about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when a car driven by Robert H. Walters, Humboldt, went off the road into a ditch to avoid striking a Bituminous Materials Supply truck driven by Gerald Hanson, Algona. The truck was stopped on the pavement and the Humboldt car came up from the rear and hit the ditch to avoid hitting the truck. The car had $95 in damage. There were no injuries and Deputy Eppo Bulten investigated. Helen Hawkins dies at Britt Helen Hawkins, formerly of Algona and Wesley, died at the Hancock Memorial hospital at Britt early Wednesday morning. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Hawkins had lived in Algona for a number of years and recently had moved to Wesley to live with a daughter, Mrs. Lyle Alexander. The McCullough ; funeral, home is in charge of arrangements but they had not been set by the Advance press time. HONOR SOCIETY Karen Otis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Otis, Wesley, has been accepted as a temporary member of the Hamilton Business College Honor Society. Miss Otis achieved a grade point average of 3.208. To become a member, a student is required to have an average of 3,200 or above during the previous quarter. Firemen's party e u i , AlWYfO at I p.m. Monday at the Sneciai School for Retarded Children for the Algona Firemei nu na reme nual Christmas party.for the students. Each chiS was ri a sack of "treats" an«J a gift of money was given f t-2 'J 2jiSS?f i ¥ w ^ u %» "^ 0| P^°»^ S ws^ %*&jgp&j®4 & *BBSi

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