Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 3, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, January 3, 1966
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Coffw • • • All this Noel dither Athe 86 pictures they captured in piffle about Sinatra's 50th birth- Europe. day—are they saluting his sing. or his $2,000,000 income? An Iowa matron (a gifted one • ,' '. ,? |u$t rtad s « n «»«' 1 •» that) hat discovered that sht Jack Miller's latest pre-Yulf is^ endowed with extri-sensory •... u« f~t" "7" ""* »••• *•" tell minutes in ad' ! !!? u. wwlwwon that he's vane* who will be her next • mighty good Senator, friend to telephone long-dis- ... Yes, Iowa's stingiest mil. tance. She wants to go down lionaire is giving her their next to Duke University * be tested, family car for Xmas, A she's chine. a new washing ma- | ong w j|j last?' Your State Capital's big new Who slipper o i jolly tavern the Wesley Acres . zlderly next door? It sounds like high jinx or skulduggery. Or maybe a Yuletide office party. , i. I *'° r ln ,- •.•" '" h " Il9hts QUEENS WITHOUT KINGS , tf° S V Hail to thee > ° bea uty queens, Hotel's \Vool and pigs and corn and beans. tents her with a key to his downtown apartment. "Just yourself at home! A trick like that might crack a girl's bashfufneis to smithereens. "— of all imaginable Xmas gifts" People are so proud"of babies born on Christmas day. Why not? And yet a young mother flees the stork & a new bundle of joy, because her first cute brat in the stroller is still an infant. Does the modern stork carry fashionable new pills? Does it count days on the calendar? Or is it criminally stupid about the Population Explosion? Is the stork a figure of fun? « * « Sooner or later the charmers of our town compare the seduction techniques of local Don Juans, Lotharios & Casanovas. One very rich rrian who fancied his brain was titanic used to tell yoting women, "Don't you know that 7 out of 10 of your best friends are faithless?" It didn't seem the best of reasons to love him. « 0 « My wife has potted in our living room a small Norfolk pine, growth of a tiny isle in the Pa. cific. She has hung it with tiny white lights from Italy; in all, a dainty fragile picture. She thinks she may let it be our Yule tree. "Such a tree," she says, "is fit to be hung with uncut diamonds." * * * Like Elizabeth Taylor before her when she wed Michael Todd & Eddie Fisher, an Iowa beauty has taken the Jewish faith as prelude to her marriage to an Iowa heir. Some observers think she may find it not entirely dissimilar to the Episcopalian or Church of England. .;. * <i A girl from Chicago with a guitar precipitated probably the best DM party of the holiday season so far. Random singing, A dancing from Black Bottom to Frug, plus mimicking of each other's frugs & Charlestons . . . When guests begin to burlesk each other's frugs—a party lastt till dawn. "— can a gadget upstage a bikini?" I attended a swimming party not long ago with an exceptionally shapely group of mermaids who wore bikinis. The men admired 'em with lest A rapture until somebody brought in a new kind of an amphibious gimmick that was supposed to fly jike a plane, chug like a torpedo boat & grunk like a tank. If I hadn't seen it I couldn't have believed—the bikini gals took a back seat. * * * Congratulations to the Watson Powells — they've beaten DATs eager but cautious Art Center in the purchase of a vivid Mexican tapestry by Roberto Brady, the Iowa artist from Fort Dodge with a studio in Cuernavaca, It will hang in the big new insurance building up the Sixth Ave- vw. hitt, & holds its own wtih ask her one question: "Hew the Vietnam war * * ln —DOT RR3, Indianola * « * A DM widow complains " buried ell his mon- His boyhood dream came 150 m.p.h. . . . Even at 150 mph there's no solution; seek it lovingly. More windows damaged; this time at Swea A third instance of vandalism in North Kossuth County was reported over the Christmas weekend at Swea City, where a number of windows in business firms were broken. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst is investigating and reported the following firms had damage: Linde Implement Co. had a plate glass window in the front of the store broken; Pech Motors, a building next to Pech Motors owned by Pete Heiken was also damaged; Johnson & Busch Produce; Johnson & Johnson Plumbing & Heating, all reported broken windows. Lindhorst also said that several windows in the old Ley garage building were also broken but it is believed this damage was done several days prior to the other vandalism. Lindhorst added that some of the holes in the windows were small and others were larger as though caused by a thrown rock. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst continued investigation into two separate instances of vandalism in North Kossuth. The second occurred at Ledyard over the Christmas weekend. It involved a number of holes shot in several windows at Ledyard, including a phone booth, an abandoned business building nearby and a cafe, all on the main street. The cash box was also pried off the phone booth and taken but the amount of money missing was not known. The other break-in was at the Hygrade Food Products Corp. on the south edge of Bancroft several days before the Ledyard fracas. Only major damage there was to an adding machine. Pickup, car collide Thursday A collision between a car and a pickup truck about 8 p.m. Thursday caused about $550 in damage to the vehicles involved. The pickup driven by John F. Will, 17, had stopped at the stop sign on East Kennedy street and proceeded on to the highway. He didn't see the car driven by John Sas Jr., Hull, going North on Phillips street. Damage to the right side of the car was estimated at $400 and $150 to the front end of the pickup. John Will was charged with failure to yield the right of way. Bancroft youth breaksarm Bancroft — Dick Lynch, St. John's high school sophomore, suffered a broken left arm between the wrist and elbow a week ago Friday when an elevator hopper fell on him. He was helping move the elevator into storage for the winter at the time. He was taken to Holy Family hospital for treatment and returned home Christmas afternoon. Alqona K •MMMKBMjp •••••^•^••••••i^MMMM "Th« ADVANCE — tht p»p«r with Hi* OROCSRY t State HiatorioeU Iowa City, Entered as second Class matter, Dee. I, 1908, at Algono, Iowa, 50511 postoffico under Act of Congress March 8 1879 VOL. 66—NO. t MONDAY, MN. 3, 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA — 8 PAGES PLUS SUPPLEMENT vance Hew injunction stops Bancroft street work A new injunction against the town of Bancroft was issued Monday by Judge G. W. Stillman in district court in Algona restraining the town from proceeding with a curb and gutter project. A council meeting was set for Tuesday night, Dec. 28, and the injunction prevents Bancroft from accepting bids for the project. The injunction also prohibits any action at a later meet' ing. The new injunction is in the form of an amendment to a petition filed by Art Long, Lawrence J. Kockler, Henry Hellman, Edward Kennedy and! S. L. Robinson. The town of Bancroft, Mayor Shoenhair, and councilman Ralph Cayler, D. J. Shilling-ton, George Kockler and William A. Kennedy, are made defendants. There will be a hearing in court on the merits of the proceedings later. The injunctions delay any action until the hearing has been held. JmUfhbrookit namod advisor The City Council held a regular meeting Wednesday evs- ning. In a short session the formal letter of resignation of Jess Lashbrook was accepted and he was appointed advisor of the street department with a salary of $100 a month. Only other business was a bid of $90 from Utt Electric for replacement of the fire whistle—a number of weeks ago it stuck and is in need of repair or replacement. This item was tabled for further study. Grandson of Algona woman dies Dae. 26 A grandson of Mrs. Mary Miller of Algona died Sunday night, Dec. 26, at a Ft. Dodge hospital. He was 4-year old Neil Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller of Fort Dodge. The little boy had been ill with leukemia for some time. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Fort Dodge with bur ial in Baby land at Corpus Christi cemetery there. His par/ ents, two brothers, two sisters and another grandmother, Mrs. Aiidra Alexander of Ayshire, also survive. Three Algona youths cited for auto help Three Algona young men were cited this week by the Iowa Highway Patrol for exerting "extraordinarily good driving judgement and helping at the scene of an accident" in recent weeks. Those named were John Jennings, 19; Bahne L. Strueoker, 22; and Edwin A. Helmers, 20, all of Algona. Notice of their citations were received last Thursday by patrolman Tom Cogdall from William F. Suep- pel, Iowa Highway Safety Patrol Commissioner. JENNINGS was cited for "probably averting a serious motor vehicle collision when he displayed extraordinarily good judgement and control in the face >of a dangerous situation on Dec. 4, 1965. The report states that "you jumped out of your car and stopped a runaway car that had been left in ge$r by the driver." |Phe\citation goes on to "say "I'am happy to commend you for the skillful and alert manner in which you handled your car in this particular situation. Having demonstrated your driving ability and judgement at a critical moment, you may find it possible in the future to influence and guide other drivers who may not possess your attitude and driving skill." STRUECKER was cited for "performing an outstanding service and aid at the scene of an accident which occurred on Nov. 13, 1965 on highway 169 four miles north of Algona. The report states that you assisted with traffic for an hour in below freezing weather at the scene of this three-car accident." "It is a pleasure to commend you for this voluntary act of civic service which certainly indicates that you have an unselfish regard for the safety and comfort of others." THE CITATION -to Helmers was for "performing an outstanding service and aid at the same accident" and was also commended in identical terms as those given to Helmers. Firoorowolools now officers At the regular meeting of the fire department Tuesday night there was an election of officers. Ralph Elbert was reelected Fire Chief, Chester Willey, asst.; Harry Barton, president; Don Peterson, sec.; Don Meyer, treas. Ferm Sewick installed the door which had been donated by the members of the fire department at the Retarded Children's school. The Department thanked him for his making aq charge for the instaUatioa. Services held here Monday for Burl man Funeral services were held this Monday at ten o'clock for Laurence J. Larsen, 81, a retired farmer from Burt. Rev. Paul Hanson conducted the services at McCullough's Chapel. Mr. Larsen died Wednesday a.t the Britt hospital. He had lived in a rest home for two years. Laurence J. Larsen was born in New Haven October 10, 1884, son of James and Hansine Hansen Larsen. He married Dora Chapin September 9, 1915, in Blue Earth, Minn. They had been in the Burt area for 30 years. Mrs. Hansen died in November 1959 and he retired from the farm in 1961. Surviving are three sons: Hance, Britt; Nelson, Worthington, Ohio; Edward, Bancroft. Two sons are dead. A brother and two sisters also survive: James, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Marie, Mrs. Glen Fraser, Jackson, Mich.; Nellie, Mrs. Earl Marsdex, Burlington. Three brothers are dead. Larson, Harvey Huff, and Gordon Davidson. Burial was in Riverview cemetery. Masonic rites were held Sunday evening. Ex-Titonka bankor dies at Marshalltown A former employee in the Ti New 4-H officers for 1966 LINDA DODDS, Algona, and Wayne Banwart, of West Bend, were elected new presidents for Kossuth County 4-H clubs at the annual 4-H Rally Night Thursday evening in the Algona high school auditorium. Officers elected are pictured above: front row, left to right, Tom Lynch, Seneca Progressive Farmers, vice-president; Linda Dodds, Union Aletheans, president; Wayne Banwart, Garfield Hustlers, president; Helen Skow. Wesley Wizards, vice-president; front row, left to right, Steve Detrick, Whittemore Boys, historian; Diane Bode, Plum Creek Elite, historian; Kathy Besch, Lotts Creek Lassies, sec.- treas.; and Bob Boleneus, Wesley Boys, sec.-treas. The event began with a welcome by Wayne Cordes, Lakota, master of ceremonies. There was campaigning prior to the annual meeting. Treats were furnished by Roger Linde of Skow, Wesley Wizards, vice-president; back row, left to right, Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Conf h over route na There is considerable confusion regarding the state highway commission's five year plan, which supposedly includes a new routing for. No. 169 in Algona. The wording in the plan for Kossuth county regarding Algona says "In Algona—from State and McGregor street to Oak street". It does not say on have some street and highway funds to allocate to the proposal. BEST GUESS locally is that the highway commission has not finally decided the actual routing. There are three main proposals—one the present route by widening Jones street from State to Oak—including a what street it eoes This rails ua*—including a for right of wa di e curve from McGre g° r to ing, erosion control, and miscellaneous for a total of some $279,100. The proposal is not contemplated in the plan until 1970, and as has been the experience in the past a lot of water can go over the dam in that time as far as future proposals are concerned. Puzzling is the "State & Me Gregor" description because these streets are parallel and do not intersect. And also puzz- is the ''to Oak street" only This might indi- construction on . would end there, an improbable situation. THE BRIEF description does not state the new work is to be on Phillips street, and the description applies just as well to the present highway on Jones street. This would seem more logical than on Phillips street commission wording meant in the program announcement. A second is a route using Call street from Phillips to Jones. This has an advantage of less demand for access rights than the State street site. And third, the route down Phillips to Oak and thence west to Jones. This route has a real problem in street width if the highway is to be four- lane as it probably will be. This latter route would be the most upsetting for Algona. Five 1965 auto fatalities in Kossuth There were only five auto fatalities in Kossuth County during 1905, the lowest total since 4 Titonka teenagers injured in car crash Four Titonka teen-agers suffered minor injuries and were treated by a Titonka doctor last Tuesday night when the car in which they were riding went out of control and went into a ditch just inside the Hancock county line between Buffalo Center and Titonka. Driver of the car was Kenneth Ubben, 18 of Buffalo Center. Injured were: Terry Weir, 17, cut lip; Judy Ackerman, 16, scratched arm; Cindy Budlong, 15, loose tooth; Alan Asa, 16, scratch on back. There was about $400 damage to the 1956 model car driven by Ubben, when it left the highway and went into the north ditch. Charges of failing to have control of his ear at an intersection were filed against him by Patrolman Charles Bird, who investigated. A 73-YEAR old Whittemore 1961. 'I here were 10 persons man, William H. Lauck was ta- killed in both 1964 and 1963.! ken to the Emmetsburg hospital Lowest fatality record in Kos-'for treatment Tuesday about suth County m the past 15 5:45 p.m. when his car and one ending the new construction at'years was in J956 when only driven by R 0 , er 6 Rohlck » . . , , ---. ---, Oak street in the middle of a three persons were killed. '' ,r on afeeiidedTat the intpUoV tonka bank, Glen C. Reibsamen, residential district and only a Killed during 1965 crash^ tinn nt• i» ,,^ \ AA inteise , c- 83, died at Marshalltown Dec. block or so from a large ceme- were: Colleen \MViltse.S or h of Whit?emore ^ I 28 an the hospital there. He tery which must be by-passed Buffalo Center, April 29: Wes- [ , Whittemore. had been in the real estate busi-1 by any kind of construction. ley Mains 34 Buffalo Center . • , pulled out across 1 ness in Marshalltown since 19261 One problem is the width ol June 1U Lonora Blu-k % \l ln £ n , way 18 S° ln S north and his- and prior to that was in bank- streets. Phillips street north is »ona June i-. and Hem-Green mad ? inc was struck by the ing at Titonka and several oth- a narrow street, whereas Jones field 7<i I akota -ilso June 14- westboullti Rohlck car. There 1 ' ' ' \\'as about $1000 damage to the Rollick machine and $650 estimated damage to the Lauck car. according to Patrolman Bird, who investigated. Mr. Lauck's injuries were not believed lo be serious. He was er towns. He was born in Ti tonka. Survivors include his wife, two sons and two daughters. National locks doors Friday The National (Council Oak) Food $tore$ closed their doors for business last Friday night at 6 p.m. The firm, which has done business in Algona for well over 9 quarter of a century, has been unable to find a location after losing its lease. Most key personnel has been transferred elsewhere. street is wider. When the time comes for serious planning the city council will have to approve th'j proposal and the city also will Lighting winners a! Whittemore Whittemore Winners Harvey J. Boomgarden, -44, Woden, Nov. 23. Plans laundromat here about Feb. 15 : Raymond Reid has announced plans to open a iS'orge Laudro- ; mat about the middle of Feb- new business fir 1:1 failing at a Taxes not to be ready now until February Because of the furor over the state tax commission's order to counties to change tax valuations the tax rolls for Kossuth and most other Iowa counties will not be ready on the customary date of January 1. County Auditor Marc Moore reports he is unable to complete the Kossuth taxes until after Hancock county completes its record because of school lands in the joint county area. Mr. Moore said he could not estimate when tax amounfs will be ready, but it will probably be February before the complete roll can be completed. There is no penalty until April 1 under normal conditions and it may be this year the period for payment without penalty may be extended. Public installation by Masons The Masonic Lodge No. 205 hold a public installation of officers for the coining year at 8 p.m.. Jan. 6. The meeting ">e at the Masonic Temple Stewart McFadden instal- officer. A lunch will be charged with failin to yield ^ : ved owin e ' 'tion. A TRUCK owned by Arthur ; Kistau and driven by George i CONGREGATIONAL installa- best door, Don Jones; best festive, John Carlson; best religious, Rev. Kautsch at the Lutheran parsonage; and best i overall, Ralph Bauer. establishment, would be four units, 20 washers, and ers. Work on i been suirluit. stated there to the top of "the cab and'box cle 2 wilf bViiT chm^eT dry cleaning;of the machine. The machinejFrench has devotions ' . e macnerenc as devotions nd ers, and 10 dry- tipped over. The accident was I Mawdsley will present^' the building has;reported to the sheriff's office.'gram, Almost Neighbors ' I-> i ui -in nr.»;.• ....« :., t ,i i . >**• "^v**** • • _ - - _ _ kusiau was not injumi. ,bers aro urged to

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