Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 10, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, January 10, 1966
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Coffeo Break ... That's what upper-middlebrows like about Iowa—you drop in at a Jewith delieatetten A you're apt to tee an Episcopal bishop eating a bowl of soup. . . . Who is Iowa's Buddha? Is It Ike? Or is it Edgar Hoover? Or a blend of Shirley Tern- pie A Wallace Beery? . . . Well, Iowa beat Drake twice at basketball, A Drake beat Iowa State. Maybe we Iowa State alumni better shutup about an SUI-ISU game. . . . Iowa's globetrotting banker Harold Brenton recogniied a Massey-Ferguson tractor in a South African field. * * » Pity Iowa's stingiest millionaire with 4 bathrooms in his mo' dest house: He heard a strange noise around 3 a.m. & had to go to all 3 tubs & 4 showers & 5 washbowls to see if a faupet was running, & to check if any of his four toilets were flushing out of control. He worries when it goes drip- drip-drip at 49 cents for 1,000 gallons. Or 20 gallons for a pen ny. * * * I overheard 2 Iowa art lovers wondering aloud whether the) could sue public purchasers ol ultra-modern daubs A blotches of so-called "art", for misappropriation of funds. "This pop- art especially," one of 'em said, "has become a bad joke, an excuse when money changes hands, much worse than the abstract art." Private buyers, of course, can buy what they like; or they can toss monev to urchins. I hope your kids' Yule toys survived the rough handling he last 10 days. Actually, the Toy Tycoons should guarantee a toy to last at least until St. Patrick's day. Only about 90 days. Those guys get away with phony-toy murder. It's another arena where the guy chasing a Quick Buck has fhe right-of-way. * « I couldn't be more indifferent about who's the next football coach at Siwash College, or at Oklahoma, or Succotash U. Noi do I care much whether the Jet or the Tulsa Fudge-Eaters get the crosseyed quarterback from the Business College Champs. Their wives care; that I know Their aunts & uncles care; their grand-children care a little, bu 7iot much. Does a football coach rank above the County Auditor? - • * „ . What I'd like to hear during the Merry Yule season is a speech by each Iowa Congressman about how they raised their salaries to $30,000 and how they spent $100,000,000 on a new office building. As they rest they've gotta talk about something, why not about our money tossed around? They're clever fellahs, & I "ttM ADVANCt - MM pif»r with fh« GROCERY «d»" State Historical,, Iowa Gity^ Entered as second class matter, Dec. 1, 1908, at Algona, Iowa, 50511 postoffice under Act of Congress March 8, 1879 VOL. 66—NO, 3 MONDAY, JAN. 10, 1966 — ALOONA, IOWA 8 PAGES (N 1 SECTION Extension Council elects new members know they can make it amusing. "— athlete & leachers vs. New Math." Is it fair to expose athletes to the New Math? Must they study such stuff & even try for passing grades? There was a red-haired female math teacher who habitually flunked athletes at Iowa State if they couldn't master calculus. Here's a bewildered athlete caught 'twixt the Old Math & the New Math. Best thing he could do would be to kiss one of 'em. The prettier one. * « * One reason why European wives are buying more electric ice boxes & stoves on credit is because ex-Iowan General George Olmsted is introducing "consumer credit" into Europe. In places like Luxembourg & Birmingham, England. He's pictured on the cover of "Investor's Reader" magazine with the Lord Mayor, who's making the first deposit. Truck loaded with papers on fire; races 15 miles to station Blazing truck '—so the Martins can find us' Is it true that a purple mar tin (that's a bird) eats 9,000 mosquitoes a week? That's why ! applaud my good neighbor Herb McCaw, who phones that he's cutting down another big ailing elm. That elm conceals our martin birdhouse (so the experts tell me) from the quest ing birds. I hope the 1966 nest-seeker won't miss our charming IS flat apartment for martins. # # # I rtm into my Iowa VFW & American Legion Jriendjs^ & 1,hey mostly think that 27 divisions aren't enough for NATO, nor for DeGaullc. We had 60 divisions in Europe at war's end 1945, & if the Russians (who had 200) ever invaded they'd be in the Irish Sea before 27 divisions could stop 'em. Not even if ours included such as the 88th & 34th and forty-second & 103rd, saturated with fighting lowans. * * ••> My loving holiday thoughts at Christmas double back again to a minority which voted recent ly that children alive in 1965 CAN be blamed for a crucifixion of 2000 years ago. SHOWN ABOVE are the new 1966 officers for the Kossuth County Extension Council. They are, left to right, front row, Vernon Hanselman, LuVerne; Mrs. Norman Christian, Algona; Mrs. Robert Dodds, Algona; back row, Martin Dahl, Swea City; Donald Mino, Swea City; Lowell Underbakke, Elmore; and D. H. Berninghaus, West Bend. Also elected but not pictured are Verle Nelson, Titonka; and Art Droessler, Lakota. The Council organized and elected the following officers: Chairman, Wayne Lynch, Fenton; vice-chairman, Erwin Eden, Titonka; secretary, Mrs. Orville Thoreson, Swea City; and treasurer, W. H. Bosworth, Algona. The council is represented by one elected from each of the 28 townships. They are elected lor two year terms. Other members of the council are — Art Person, Burt; Lloyd Thorson, Armstrong; Ervin Borchardt, Fenton; Herman Tjarks, Titonka; Gene Lampe, Bancroft; Mrs. Fred Behrends, Buffalo Center; Lawrence Lewis, Lakota; LeRoy Janssen, Lakota; Mrs. Melvin Pompe, Whittemore; Mrs. Randall Clark, Algona; Mrs. Albert Johnson, Corwith; Bernard Thilges, Bode; John Pergande, LuVerne; Robert Boleneus, Wesley and Harold Poppen, Whittemore. is driven to fire station Edward Ford, 46, dies in Chicago Whittemore — A former Whittemore resident, Edward Ford, 46. of Chicago, 111., was found dead in his apartment at hicago Wednesday, Dec, 29. He was born on a farm west of Whittemore, the son of Mr. and Mrs., Tom Ford, arid graduated from Presentation Academy. He left Whittemore in 1945 and had been employed with a railroad in Chicago. He was a bachelor. Services were held Dec. 31 in Chicago. His father and one sister, Mrs. Danny (Helen) O'Hern of Barnum, Iowa survive. AUNT DIES Whittemore — Mr. and Mrs James Geelan, Whittemore, at tended the funeral of his aunt Hannah Geelan, at Ruthven on Jan. 4. She was the last of the 12 Geelan children. Burial wai in Illinois. Experiment with balloons Services for Mrs. Pfeffer, 81 are Saturday Funeral services for Mrs. An na E; Pfeffer, 81, were held' Sat urday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Cece lia,'s church. Celebrant of the solemn requiem high mass was VIsgr. P. P. Gearen, Fathei Phillips was deacon, Father Ru ba the sub-deacon, and Fathe Bruch, master of ceremonies. Burial was in Calvary ceme tery with Hamilton Funera Home in charge. Pallbearer were James Muller, Craig Pfef fer, Robert Witham, Loren Pfeffer, Darrell Green, and David Ludwig. Anna E. Thilges was born on February 18, 1884, in St. Joe, daughter of Michael and Anna Schumacher Thilges. May 16, 1905 she was married to Michael Pfeffer at West Bend. He died in 1958. Surviving are 10 of 11 children: Lawrence, Clear Lake; Henrietta, Mrs. Tucker, Algona; Anna, Mrs. William Green, Wesley; Agnes, Mrs. Ralph Wit- tiam, Sexton; Elizabeth, Mrs. Carl Ludwig, Algona; Henry, Algona; Francis, Wesley; John, Algona; Walter, Wesley; Marie, Mrs. Ray Muller, Algona. A son Michael Pfeffer is dead. Also surviving are 41 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Webber Yagen, 67, of Fenton, dies Friday A blazing truck pulled into Algona at 1:42 a.m. Friday and stopped at the police station where firemen were summoned K was an Iowa Parcel Service truck driven by Darrel Scott from Des Moines. the truck stopped at the Livermore-Bode corner to drop off the Des Moines Register Mr. Scott discovered a fire smouldering in the front end of the trailer. He tried in vain twice to put out the fire with n extinguisher by crawling yer the top of the load whicl vias near the ceiling. Livermore and Bode wer< ioth closer than Algona but fo ear he couldn't find anyoni wake at that hour to help hiir le headed for Algona wher le knew the police station wa open. To say the least he drov at a good pace. Flames were shooting out o ,he top of the truck where the plastic skylight had been blown out. Drivers of oncoming cars even turned around in pursuit ,0 warn him of the fire, think- ,ng he was oblivious of it. ... 3n he came, they were unable to catch him. He passed a semi whose driver also tried in vain to halt him. Within a few minutes after his stop at the police station here, 25 firemen were on duty |jji sub-zero temperatures. They used a lot of water to put out the flames in the front of the truck body while some of the men started to unload the rear end. Whittemore girl first baby THE FIRST BABY of 1966 finally arrived at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at St. Ann hospital She is Sandra Kay, 7 pound, 14 ounce daughter of Mr and Mrs. Robert Mogler of Whittemore Mother and daughter are pictured. Two brothers and a sister are awaiting her homecoming. They are Robert, 7, Diana, 4%, and David, 3. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lyle England, Fenton ,and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mogler, West Bend. Four injured in crash on ice north of Algona For the first time some Algo nans saw the morning paper al 2 a.m. even though some oi them were singed! By 3 o'clock most of the firemen were dismissed. The truck box had a hole jurned in the left corner o he roof. The sides were no damaged. The fire started in he wiring box for the truck box lights. The entire contents were unloaded on the ground in [ront of the fire station. Wayne Hansen loaded his truck to make deliveries of the papers and freight on his usual route to Burt, Bancroft, Armstrong, Swea City, Lone Rock, and Fenton. Two pickup trucks from Des Moines were dispatched to make deliveries to ther areas. Included in load were medicine, papers, films, cosmetics, auto parts, pills, boots, sox, sweat shirts, overshoes, cylinder heads for tractors, etc. The truck was taken to George's Body Shop about noon for repairs and it was driven to the home office in Des Moines Saturday loaded with salvage. Action of the driver in bringing the equipment to a fire station no doubt prevented loss of the cab and the entire load. According to Fire Chief filbert, the driver asked that a bill for extinguishing the fire be sent to the home office in Des Moines. In reply Ralph quipped in humor: "We don't Four persons were injured and two hospitalized late Thursday night in a crash of a car and panel truck on the snow- swept and icy highway 169 four miles north of Algona. None of the four were seriously injured. The panel truck, driven by James A. Jensen, Algona and owned by the Slifer Mfg. Co. of Humboldt, crashed with a car driven by Dale Schroeder, Lone Rock. Jensen, 31, a salesman for the firm, had a cut on his left leg and Ed Tigges, 34 of Bancroft, a passenger in the Schroeder car, also had a cut on one leg. Both were taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment. Schroeder, 34, sustained a bruised leg and another passenger in his car, Marvin Tigges, 27 of Burt, had a minor back injury but neither required hospitalization. THE CRASH occurred when the panel skidded on ice and came over into the lane of the Schroeder car, which was trav eling north. The panel was go ing south. Icy curb sends auto into path of truck, car Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wicks were taken to St. Ann hospital Friday evening following a ;wo car and truck accident on No. 169 two miles south of St Joe. The Wicks car was coming north on the highway following a Pan 0 Gold truck from Fori Dodge driven by Aaron Mont gomery. Coming south on the highway was a car driven by Haiian E. Miller, of Knoxville In meeting the truck the Mil ler car went too far and the icy curbing threw the Miller car into the side of the bakery truck, scraping the truck side open. The Miller car then spun, around backwards into the path of the Wicks car which hit the Miller car in the rear. Damages to the Miller 1962 Both drivers attempted to: Ford was estimated at $1500; avoid the crash but because of'to the truck $600; and to the the icy condition of the high- Wicks 1961 Oldsmobile $800. Fenton, died Friday at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. He had been in il al years. charge extra for curb service!" Bert Baldwin was to have taken the truck from Algona at j I 2 a.m. to Spencer, Estherville, 19K6 Ford. i Swea City, | that area. 'ther way, were unable to do so. Both of the machines had an estimated $1,000 in damage, according to Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson, who was called to the scene to investigate. The accident was investigated by Patrolman Michael and Sheriff Martin Anderson, of Humboldt county. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wicks received multiple cuts and bruises including deep cuts in the School is dated for management of area farms A three day Farm Management School was announced today by Galen DeValois, County Extension Director. The school will be held on three Thursdays, February 10, 17 and 24, at the Algona V.F.W. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All farmers and farm managers are invited to attend this school which will be taught by Iowa State University Farm Management Specialists and County Extension Staff. DeValois reports that enrollment is limited to the first 80 people enrolling and paying the $5.00 fee. The five dollar fee includes three meals, registration and text books. Most successful farmers and economists feel that management is the most important factor in successful farming today, even more important than technical knowledge in crops and livestock, so this should be a valuable school for those at;ending. The 28 Extension Council members in Kossuth County have information and enrollment forms for this school. (Their names are listed in another article in this paper). Or contact the Extension Office at Algona or Galen DeValois and Roger Hiemstra for more information. Maurine Mills, 55, dies in Oregon church, Fenton, with Rev. Rex Spicer officiating. Thomas funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. Webber Yagen was born July 21, 1898 on a farm south of Fenton and attended local schools. He married Nettie Stamer in New information for dcg licenses S County Auditor Ahirc Moore .announced this week that considerable new information will Frank Hanson, ex-Algonan, 73, dies in Texas Mrs. Maurine Mills, about 55, of Medford, Oregon and sister of Bob MeCullough of Algona, died late Friday afternoon after a lingering illness. She had been hospitalized at Medford for the past six days. Funeral services will probab- Frank C. Hanson, 73, former ly be held Monday. Mi'. McCul- MONTE HAAG, far right in the picture, is shown with his sixth grade students at Hawthorne school in Waterloo. His class and one from Elk Run Heights school released eight balloons as part of a science project. The balloons were supplied by the U.S. Weather Bureau for the experiment. This one, although it was blown west when it was released, eventually was found near Rowley, about 30 miles east and south of Waterloo. Mr. Haag is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hagg. Algona, and a 1958 graduate of AHS. He received his BA degree in elementary education at Cedar Falls. This is Us second year teaching iu the Waterloo school. HP nooriPfi ('mm noi-mis imilv -Mgonan, died Jan. 2 at Fort i lough flew to Oregon late Friday be needed hum pei.ons appls- ^^ ^^ He ^ been hos _ iafter learning of her death. His hir theu TMP« f«,i- B-r-r! Low of 17 below here early Saturday After playing cat-and-mouse five new questions must b.- He~ was" the "soil'of Mrs. Annul daughter since before Christ May, 1917. j f or a C0 uple of months, winter , answered and persons applying Madson and married the former i mas. Survivors include one son. \ arrived for sure last week as for the dog taxes are asked to Esther Blinkman. Both are de- Mrs. Mills' husband died a "". ithe coldest spell of the winter. bring this information with ceased as are two daughters, An-1 eral years ago. There are 1 - tmnoed Kossuth Countv. AI them. The questions: ill Rabies net i e an( j j ean . sons, ages 19 and 22, survivi r>nu this eat- this >tat. . . l jitali ' ed for two weeks follow- mother, Mrs. Delia MeCullough ng i of Algona> had been her Clarence, Fenton; two sisters Mrs. Clarence Wegener, Ring sted and Mrs. Cecil Bailey, Seneca, and six grandsons. HONOR JAYCEES Twenty Algona merchants will honor the Algona JayCees in a special presentation in next i Monday's Advance. gripped Kossuth County. A sev- two survving. year's low of 17 below was re-i Vaccination Cert. No.; (2i Type Surviving also are two broth- corded here early Saturday!of Vaccine Used; (3> Name of ers anc i three sisters: Rose Ste- ASSIGNMENT MADE morning after an overnight low Licensed Veterinarian; (4) Vac- i britz and Mildred Miller, both of Louis N. and Ida F. KeUey Date. of 10 below the night before. The mercury never got above nine below Friday and more of the same was forecast for the cense tags cination Date; (5) Expiriation j Algona; Ethel McCamey, Adel; have made a court assignment TN ""'" i Raymond Madson, Adel; and for benefit of creditors with L, Deadline I first of this week. ine for obtaining dog li-1 Clifford Madson. An uncle, Mar- W. Nitchals named as assignee. igs is May 1 and a pen- emus Hansen, Algona, also sur- The petition lists assets of $51,- ;alty will he imposed :ii'1or that. \ vivos. 9?.8.74, obligations of §44,755.34.

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