Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 25, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 25, 1967
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State ,'J' City, i Iowa ristmas §avings BEGIN TODAY IN THE ADVANCE! 'VA trot. ChritcMiio* Store SJteeMeyft • iltctmfiit • HarriMn'i • SAL ten Shot Store AIN STEM Alqona Konuth Co , • •,^™^ 1— ~™^ (-— """"^*"*'"" — """" " . . JULIAN CHRISCHILLIS I WPoW. I^^^M^H ,ly - vURv MwWI ••*•••»• •»*!««», "«• <» <*»»> « MPB% IP* mil JttNfflM unfrr Art «f Ont*» Matfti, VOL. 67 -NO. too - MONDAY/DEC. as, W7, ALOONA, IOWA —10 PAGES IN i SECTION / s/s/s,, /////////, Helen Hawkins dies; rites to be Saturday Funeral service* for Mrs- Helen Hawkins, 88 year old Wesley area housewife will be Saturday, Pec. 23, 9:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia's Catholic church. AJgona, Wttil Monjsignor p. p. Qearen officiating. Burial will be in GLenwood cemetery, Goldfield. The McCullough Funeral Home, Algona, is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers are Adojph Girrti, Harold Martin**/ e S^iberfc Robert B-ole- Tom Ellafson and Fred ?*2AA» ECTION ^o^p^T ^^ ; SOME FOLKS have said this column has been going to the dogs and we must admit it has a tendency in that direction particularly today . . . but a friend passed on this tale Of a blind dog frpm the Chicago Tribune recently and for any "family which has ever had a pet in the house (and that would include about all of us), we dedicate this column: -'-''••' Fritz von McNailhead is dead. Born Oct. 10, 1956 — Deceased Nov. 27, 1967. After 11 short years Fritz, the compassionate Old Rogue, died at the hands of a veterinarian. A painless shot was given Fritz and he just went to sleep. Readers of this column may recall that Fritz, the McNallys' miniature schnauzer, went blind more than tWo years ago. His blindness was caused by a brain tumor. The finest veterinarians said nothing could be done to restore his vision. We decided then we would not have Fritz put to sleep, not so long as he lived happily — even without his sight. Fritz was happy the last couple years. He enjoyed eating and sleeping, and cuddling in the laps of people he loved, and riding in cars — just as he always did. : Knowing that Fritz would not be with us too long we decided to get another dog, one that would be a helpful and pleasant companion to Fritz: So along came Gretchen von McNailhead, a gift to Fritz from Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Mueller of Harwbod kennels, Woodstock/Ill. Naturally it was not long after Gretchen's arrival when suddenly we had 10 schnauzers in the house; Fritz, Gretchen, and eight pups. Seven of the pups went to'friends; one we retained because we wanted one of Fritz's "kids" with us when Fritz was gone. We named the pup Rudolph' yon McNailhead, and gave him the nickname "Roodle." •.':';:•"'• •.••",• -y'. ^<\'-"i" .: '. ;/'•!/'•< - : -' '.'''•"•.": ''."• For months things went along fine. Even in his blindness Fritz maintained his position as "top" dog, favorite of the family, Gretchen's idol and Hoodie's hero. Fritz was a happy dog — an eating, sleeping, yapping, horsing-around, contented, blind old dog. But then some weeks ago Fritz became truly senile. The tumor started getting a good hold. He lost so much weight that when you patted him all you could feel was bones. At times he'd trot endlessly, in circles.'"Other, times he'd harrass Roodle or Gretchen so much that we were forced to put him in a closed room. Alone, he'd whine and cry, Fritz had become a confused, lonely, searching, lost, helpless dog. And he no longer Was happy. ' Because life had become utter despair for him, and because the tumor at any time could bring him great pain, the family agreed that Fritz should be put to sleep. So one afternoon I drove him to the animal hospital, stopping on the way to let him run free in woods for as long as he wished. On the drive he tucked his head in my lap. Periodically he, sat up and lay his head Hat against my shoulder. Outside the hospital I said so long to, Fritz, went inland passed,him to thelvet, then turned and walked out. " ' " ' Two fine dogs romp in our home today, but with Fritz gone it is emptier. A dog is a dog,, is only a dog. But every dog is different from every other dog that ever went before. . ; Each morning Fritz would greet you with a passion. Each evening he'd meet you at the door — hopping around, jumping, barking — trying to tell you how glad he was to see you and acting as tho he hadn't seen you in years. Thru the years Fritz was watchdog, clown dog, fun dog, lovin' dog, guard dog, tough dog, soft dog, mean dog, kind dog, strong dog, weak dogj clean dog, dirty dog. To us he was everything a dog might be — as your dog is to you. Now Fritz is dead, but this isn't a sad story. No dog lives forever. Fritz lived a near-normal life-span. We like to think we made him happy the last 11 years, and certainly he brightened the world for us.. So long, Fritz. So long . . . and thanks. * * * CLARION WRESTLING Coach Dale Brand was incensed that local wrestling fans were irritated that he and' his wrestling team did not show up for a Coffee after a recent match between the two schools here . , . the event has been held annually the past four years and every team invited has attended prior to this year. "I told a member of the Booster. Club days before that we wouldn't be able to attend," Brand said. "We had made reservations to eat after the match. Our boys have a weight problem and we wanted them to eat only meat after the match," Apparently the communication line broke down and most Booster Club members did not know the Clarion team and coach had not planned to attend. THE FORMER MAXINE Dailey, daughter of Tom Dailey of Algona, was startled to see a large article about the Algdna Nativity Scene in the Oakland, Calif. Tribune Pec, 7 ... the story was a UPl release and had a five-column heading on it entitled 'TOW To Visit Creche Scene" ... it tells of the expected visit of creator Eduard Kaib to the Nativity Scene he created 22 years ago next Christmas . . , the Men's Club of the Methodist church will sponsor his appearance and donations are being accepted at the Scene during its annual Christmas opening days. ' Asa. 'Mrs. Hawkins was born Nov, 4, 1879 at AUoona, Pa. Her parents were Joseph and Mary Feuser Eytb. She was married Pecember 31, 1907 at Milwaukee, Wise, to Jerome Hawkins who is deceased. Mrs. Hawkins died early Wednesday at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Britt. Surviving are three daughters and one §on. Gladys Sehmidt, Bruce, So. pak,; Helen McCormick, Prescott, Ariz.; Agnes Alexander, Wesley and Pawl, Per«, (9. There are 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. GUI WOWTf CAtOt Brownie troops 418 and 437 sang Christina* carols for the resident* of both Good Samaritan Horaes afite r school m -TkMidur> Tte girM *rt fronj the Bertha Godfre y and Lucia Wallace schools. Bancroft man dies on way to hospital • Funeral services for Cecil P. Todd; 75, Bancroft retired mechanic, were held Saturday, Pec: 23 at 10 a.m. in the Garry Funeral Home at Bancroft, with the Rev. A. W. Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Moville, la. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the. Wink-Sparks Legion Post No. 303 of Moville. '..-•. • .Cecil P. Todd was born April 9, 1892 at New. Frank, lin, Mo. .His parents were Struther H. and Ann Pearson. Todd. They came to Iowa in 1915 and he was married Feb. 6, 1923 to C)ara M. Kay at Sioux City. In 1938 .they moved to Bancroft. Mr. Todd became ill downtown in Bancroft Thursday noon arid died on the way to St. Ann hospital of a cerebral hemmorhage. His only survivor is a brother, Edward Todd of Philadelphia, Pa. ' Mr. Todd served during World War I and was a member, of the American .Legion of Moville and- Bancroft. He was also a Mason. " . ''••• • 111 I' •'•• • Minnie Welp of Titonka dies suddenly Funeral services for Mrs. Ray Welp, 71, Titonka, were held Saturday, Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Titonka, the Rev. Herbert Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo Township cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers are Elmer Wiggen, Raymond Schutjer, Robert Reynolds, Alfred Redenius, 'Robert Spear and Bruno Burns: ' . 'Minnie Welp was born Nov. 29, 1896 at Kamrar, daughter of Amos and Jenney Krominga. They came to TK tonka in 1915 and she was married to Ray Welp on Sept. 12, 1928 at Kamrar. Mr. Welp died Nov. 9th of this year and his wife died suddenly at her home Wednesday. Two sons and a daughter survive. Irvin and Glen, Titonka and Marie Welp, Algona, There as one grandchild. A brother and sister also survive, Amos Krcminga, Titonka and Mrs. Claus Daniels, Clear Lake. Two accidents; one charged by police The Algona Police investigated an accident in the alley back of Keleher and Me- Adams clothing Wednesday afternoon at 3:25 p.m. The 1966 Chevrolet pickup driven by Timothy A .Will, going east in the alley, collided with the 1966 Chevrolet driven by Pennis Waller as he came out of the alley back of the liquor store. There was $200 damages to the left front fender, door and rear panel of the pickup and $75 to the right front fender of the' Waller car. No charges were filed. .Durance G. Pingel, 58, Algona, was charged with going through a red light, causing an accident, when he collided at the intersection of state and Thorington St. at 7:10 a.m. Thursday. The second car, a 1964 Chevrolet, driven by Gerald A. Qrandgenett, 21, Algona, had $600 damages, and the 1949 Chevrolet driven by Pingel was totaled- The Algona Police investigated, iXTITQNKAN ELECTED Tlltnha -*• Julius seeker, son of Mrs. Julia Stecker of Titgnjyi, wt§ recently elected president of the Cherokee New highway ; throigh Algona dated in 1971 Apparently Algona will ; have e new route for high- ,' way 169 whether it wants } it or not according to »•. five-year construction pro* | gram announced latf week ? by the low* Highway Com- \ mistion. ,.7', In its five-year program , which extends into 1971, ^ the commission hes plant $• for .7 of e mile of new highway from State end Philips 1' street to Oak street at a '( cost of $286,000. .The highway will probably follow Phillip* for several blocks past State, then diagonal,"' off out of town north to • highway 18. ; . A number of local homos 1 ,, will have to be condemned and torn down if the plan, goes through. The Commit•ion .also will replace three, bridge* on the approaches.,, south of Algona oh highway? 169 at e co.t of $139,000 In 1969, and reconstruct and' complete bridge work at a cost of $1,352,000 in 1970. Bids for new school may be let in March At a meeting last Tuesday: night of the Algona Commun-', ity. School Board, Supt. O. B.| Laing and., JPrincipal Elgin Allen with 'Cliff ; vPrali; Des Moines, architect for the pr'6- r posed new public high school here, it was suggested by Mr. Prall that a late March, 1968 letting of contracts is still a possibility. Original goal for the nearly $2,000,000 school was for completion and occupancy in the fall of 1970. 'Late next spring or early summer, land leveling and preparatory work is expected to begin at the school sight. Jan. 10, in the afternoon, was the tentative meeting , date set by the board for more discussion on school architecture. 'Floor scale, roof levels and exterior materials were discussed by Mr. Prall. A variation of dark brick, exposed steel, with epoxy painted with epoxy paint- to painted with epoxy paint to match one of the brick colors, and large bronze-tinted windows in varied areas with the general design to continue inside, is what had been planned. Samples of the materials were shown to the board, but were not considered final choices. A light and colorful pattern of terrazo was suggested for the hall floors with carpet to be used in the library, language labs, etc. Upkeep on carpet is said to be less than on many other types of surfaces. The heating and cooling system brought many questions from the board. It was suggested that the Algona 'Municipal Utilities and North Central* Public Service be contacted, given complete information, so they can present their products, and reasons for using electricity or gas. When the entire plan is nearer completion, Mr. Prall will return for another meeting with the board, which will probably be sometime in January. ~ Pal Reilly hone David Fisher, 76, Livermore, dies Thursday Livermore — Pavid P. Fisher, 76, died at his home In Livermore early Thursday morning. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy A. Biesemeyer officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Livermore. Siever's Funeral Home of Humboldt was in charge of arrangements. 'Survivors include his wife, Nellie; three daughters, Mrs. Francis Henely, Lehigh; Mrs. Emmett Lamer, Eagle Grove and Mrs. Virgil Hansell, Livermore; one son, Harley, Livermore; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three brothers, Ted, Algona; George, Whittemore; Ernest, Fort Podge; two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Smith, Spencer, and Mrs. Lizzie Petegrass, Crystal Lake, Minn. 'Born at Rolfe, Mr. Fisher attended schools of the area. In 1916 he married Nellie Sage at Fort Podge. The couple moved to a farm near 'Livermore in 1922, where they lived until retiring in 1957 and moving to Livermore. . Mr. Fisher was a member of the Methodist Church in Livermore. Start flooding ice rink FOR THE FIRST time this winter, flooding has begun at the ice skating rink at the athletic field. Shown above is Bill Bofflridge, city employee, starting the process as he pours water on the field. The flooding was begun Thursday and if the weather stays cold there should be skating sometime early next week. Last year at this time, the rink was in full use but because of the warm winter thus far, flooding has been impossible. Exclusive Advance Polaroid Photo. Services for Barn burns to ground w. A. Lorenz near Sexton lew driving °" Saturday test place at Ft. Dodge In addition to the regular driving tests at the Algona courthouse and also at Swea City, Kossuth people can take advantage of a new service at Fort Podge. Beginning January 2 on Mondays and Tuesdays at the National Guard armory at Fort Podge Kossuth people can take tests if they so desire. Patrolman Tordoff is at Estherville every Monday at the city hall; and in Emmetsburg every Tuesday; in Algona on Wednesday; Thursday at Forest City; Friday he alternates between Garner and Britt; and on Saturday mornings at Swea City. The patrol headquarters at the junction of highways 20 and 169 at Fort Podge will no longer be used for driving tests. This will permit more use of the patrol headquarters for district meetings and training sessions. BREAKS HIP IN PALL WEDNESDAY 'Mrs. Pave Leffert, Algona, fell Wednesday evening as she was going down the back steps, of their home and suffered a broken hip and wrist. She was taken to St. Ann Hospital and on Thursday was transferred to the Park Memorial Hospital, Mason City, Services' for "'-Walteir^A. "Putch" Lorenz, former Al- gonan who died Wednesday at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were held Saturday Pec. 23 at St. Cecelia's Catholic church with burial in Calvary cemetery. He was born March 21, 1897 at Irvington. He attended the local schools and graduated from the Algona high school. For a time he was a salesman for Frank Mann and later for Fred Kent Sr. at the Ford garage. In the fall of 1932 Mr. Lorenz and Pel Mahan purchased the Standard oil station at the corner of State and Jones streets. Three years later Mr. Lorenz purchased the Mahan interest, and he owned and operated the station until the fall of 1947 when he sold to Storm and Hopkins. For a few years then he was a road construction inspector for the county. He went to Florida in the early 1950s and worked in the post- office there until he retired about two years ago. He was married to Twylah Reilly October 24, 1927, who survives. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Elva Coon, Algona, and Mrs. Myron Hill, San Francisco. His parents were the Rudolph Lorenzes. The Hagg-Turner post had charge of military rites in connection with the service. Mr. Lorenz was a World War 1 veteran. Pallbearers are Craig Smith, William Hilton, Ronald Taylor, James Fitzpatrick, Raymond Walker and Fred Kent, Jr. A 40' x 60' barn on the Ray Cunningham farm 4% miles north of Sexton burned to the ground Wednesday noon. The Wesley fire department was called and prevented the fire from spreading but the blaze smouldered through the night and ;- earlyThursda"y.' - : •• v ; ! Neighbor Russell Kiley saw the flames shooting out of the barn as he drove down the road nearby. He drove to the Cunningham farm to turn in the alarm. Ray was in the kitchen eating lunch but the men were unable to do anything but call the fire department. "I had been out near the cattle sheds with another man about 40 minutes before," Mr. Cunningham said. "We had walked right past the barn then and everything was all right." The barn was an old farm structure. Besides the building, about 1500 bales of hay and straw and a quantity of feed was lost. Mr. Cunningham said the loss was covered by insurance. The fire wasn't the only piece of bad luck suffered by the family during the 24-hour period. Because of switching winds Wednesday night, the Cunninghams stayed up most of the night to keep an eye on the smouldering remains along with several neighbors. About 5 am., Mrs. Cunningham came out to the yard to tell them she had breakfast ready. In her haste to get back to the house, she took a bad fall, spraining her wrist, skinning her arm and bruising herself. fro* hospital Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reilly went to PCS Moines Wednesday to bring their daughter Pat home from Pes Moines General hospital where she had been a patient since Nov. 27 wheni she fell through two skylights onto the cement floor of a paint &tore below, receiving pelvic fractures, „ a broken arm and nose amj also torn back ligaments. She is in § Ipdy c^st a»4 recovery is slow, but she is doing well. If you want to re»«h 27,100 homes ... u«e the HORTH tLANKETmO FIVE NORTH IOWA COUNTIES, pit* t It put yttfr Wtnt M for ft it re* wltf .,. kit Hit *f»SACH" hojp you MJIII E»clu f iv« in KOMV* County •« HM Itncroft Itfiftor tod Hit KetMftH Covnty Farm Auctions Dec. 27—Mrs. Ralph Craig public auction, at farm located one half mile east of the Armstrong Sale Barn and first place north. Full line of machinery. Clark & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust and Savings Bank, clerk. Full sale details in Advance today. Dec. 28 — John Elsbecker closing out sale, at farm located 3 miles west of Hands Park, Minn., 4 miles north and J /4 mile west. Sale includes 89 head of livestock including 32 head of Holstein cattle and 57 hogs, plus a full line-up of machinery. Wedel & Clark, auctioneers; Martin County National Bank, Fairmont, Minnesota, clerk. Sale details in last week's PEACH section. Dec, 28—Henry Mertz closing out sale, at farm located 4 miles west of Wesley and % mile north or 10 east of Algona and % mile north. Sale includes three tractors and full fine of machinery. Quinn Si Leek, auctioneers; The Security State Bank, Algona, clerk. Full sale details in Advance last Thursday. Pee. 90 — Marvin Vaske Pairy Auction, at farm located one mile west, one south and 2% miles west of Bancroft. Sale includes 26 head of high grade Holsteins. Quinn & Clark, auctioneers; Farmers'and Traders Savings Bank, Bancroft, clerk. Fuji sale details in Thursday's Peich. Jtn. « Peere machinery. Wedel and Clark, auctioneers; Martin Co. National Bank, of Fairmont, clerk. Full sale details in Advance Peach Thursday. Jan. 9 — Terry and Jack Tieman sale, at farm located 7 miles east of Burt and second place south. Sale includes full line of machinery. Charley Quinn and Lyle Benson, auctioneers; Lone Rock Bank, clerk. Full sale details in Advance Jan..4. Elmore leaoher has broken neck An Elmore, Minn, school teacher suffered a broken neck about midnight Pec. 16 when the car she was driving went off a six-foot embank' ment near Elmore, after she, had chaperoned a school dance earlier that evening. •Mrs. Lorna Montzka, Home Economics instructor, is a pa* tient at a Rochester, Minneso? ta hospital where her cond> t tion is reported as satisfactq*' ry. She was driving to her farm home northeast of E^ more when the car went off/ the icy road- She was found about 15 minutes later by foijr young people. .' . . T Corwilh eeapie I iijirei in crash William Schijltze sjile, a,t cate4 three rages north, 3 Corwith — Mr, and , Robert WtoatHUb with, were injured car crasfc near we_<& ago Th,ey roads it cuts ,,' « P

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