Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 20, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 20, 1966
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State Historical Society Iowa City,, ADVANCE ALMANAC mM fttt*^'* MMfi vt WOTH • nvnv ALGONA MARKETS New Corn $1.17 January Beans $2.67 Oats 68c BUILDING PERMITS "Th« ADVANCI — fht paper with th« GROCERY «d»" '•£' Alqona Ko^uth County •^^^^^^^^•^w 9 ^^BBB^^^i^B^BB^B^^BHHHH^B^ffBBB^fBBBB*B | ***^* | *0FB | RBtBBBHBB^^HBHHB&B&j^p£gi^*qt&&Bm•f•^***i^^ jy *••• £ • • .—.—,. Entered f» Meond elm* matter; Dtt. I, 1908, at Algona, iowa, oottoffic* under Act of Concress March 8 1879 VOL, 66-NO. 6 THURSDAY, JAN, 20, 1964 — ALGONA, IOWA - 14 PAGES IN 2 SECTIONS Iowa State Bank, hang time and temperature sign; Ludwig Cafe, sign. NEW COURT CASE Eldon Duncan vs. John H. Struecker. Damages. Christine M. McCullough vs. Robert W. McCullough. Divorce. ST. ANN BIRTHS Jan. 13 — Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schneider, Algona, girl, 6 Ib. 13 OZl $p Jan. 16 — Mr. and Mrs. Orlan $: Steil, Algona, girl, 4 Ib. 2% oz. WEDDING PERMITS James C. Bergum, Bancroft, Joleen J. Mueller, Fenton; Steve Canady, Algona, Linda Farrow, Algona; Howard Eischen, Lu Verne, Betty Gatton, Algona; Lowell H. Winter, La Mirada Calif., Elsie H. Lockwood, Burt. ALGONA WEATHER High Low Snow Jan. 12 23 17 %" Jan. 13 24 10 W Jan. 14 22 13 Jan. 15 21 15 trace Jan. 16 8 3 1" Jan. 17 9 —12 Jan. 18 14 —1 Jan. 19 — —7 MAYOR'S COURT William Joseph Kunz, Wesley, OMVI, waived preliminary hearing to district court, bond set and furnished, $350; Larry E. Reefer, Algona, driving under driver's license suspension, 10 days in jail, served on 3 consecutive weekends. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Robert Friets, 28, of Bancroft, first 1966 highway victim . . . Killed when car strikes bridge Jan. 13 — Dawn Opheim, of Burt, medical; Nicholas Weydert, Bode, surgery; Robert Schoby, Algona, medical; Mrs. Agnes Vaske, Bancroft, medical; Mrs. Grace Sharpness, Algona, surgery; Mark Prieskorn, Algona, accident. Jan. 14 — Mrs. Florence Mulligan, Bancroft, medical; Carol Winkel, Algona, T & A; David Winkel, Algona, T & A; Mrs. Mary Kain, Algona, medical; Melvin Engelbarts, Algona, dental surgery; Julia Johnson, Algona, fracture; Karen Otis, Wesley, medical; Mrs. George Kunkel, Corwith, medical. Jan. 16 — Mrs. Anita Thilges, Bode, medical; Albert Sorenson, Algona, medical. Jan. 17 — George Himendiiv ger, Clear Lake, accident; Kate Heimer, Algona, medical; John Kirsch, Whittemore, medical. Jan. 18 — Arden Kramers- meir, Swea City, accident; J. P. Steven, Burt, surgery; Mount Kinseth, Algona, medical. Jan. 19 — Ronald Presthus, Bancroft, medical; Dale Heider- scheidt, Algona, medical. FARM AUCTIONS Jan. 20 — Dale Struthers closing out sale, at farm located 6 miles south, one west of Titonka. Sale includes 4 tractors and full line of machinery, plus several horses. Quinn & Leek, auctioneers; Titonka Savings Bank, clerk. Full sale details in Monday's Advance, Jan. 21 — Dick Geiken farm sale, at farm located 3 miles south of Rake on blacktop. Included are 66 head of Hereford cattle, 34 sheep, complete line of farm machinery. Col. Roy John (Continued on page 4) 13 counties to come to study Cancer Crusade Representatives from 13 north central Iowa county chapters of the American Cancer Society are expected in Algona, Friday, Jan. 28, for a one-day area crusade planning meeting. Mrs. Theodore Hoover, Jr., Titonka, chairman of the South Kossuth County Chapter, announced the meeting would start with registration at 9:30 a.m. at Charlie's Supper Club. "The purpose of the meeting," Mrs. Hoover said, "is to review plans for an extensive Tell Your Neighbor education and fund-raising effort in April which will involve a task force of more than 45,000 Iowa volunteers. R. M. Kretzschmar, M. D., Iowa City, 1966 chairman for the April cancer crusade, plans to participate in the day's program or send a representative Chapters included will be: Calhoun, Dickinson, Emmet, Hancock, Humboldt, North and South Kossuth, Palo Alto, Poca- honitas, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright. Services for John Bahling this Thursday Burt — John Frederick Bahling, 83, died Monday evening at the Heritage Home in Bancroft where he had been in failing health for two years. Funeral services will be held afternoon Methodist at. 2:00 p.m. this Thursday) at the church with Rev. M. C. Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Burt Twp. cemetery with Garry funeral home in charge. Mr. Bahling was born near Burt on Sept. 16, 1882 and lived all his life in that area. He attended rural schools, farmed and had never married. Survivors are four brothers and three sisters: Frank, Algo na; Henry and Ben at Burt; Carl of .Mason City; Bessie, Mrs. Ro bert Perry, Algona; Esther, Mrs Hugh Williams, Burt; Mrs. Kay mond Brown, Remer, Minn. Dale Dundas service Burt — Dale Dundas, 60, wel known stock buyer, died Tuei elevei hospital be heL Friday at 2 p.m. at the Presby terian church at Burt with Rev Bruce Calbraith. day morning about o'clock at St. Ann Funeral services will Cropland bid saves taxpayers one-half mill Beryl Priebe was highest bidder recently on rental of cropland at the Algona Municipal Airport. His bid of $31.64 per acre or $4360 a year for the 137.79 acres was accepted. : There were eight bidders with the lowest bid of $3125. The lease is to be for a period of three years beginning March 1, 1966. Some of the land is between the runways, the largest portion of the ground to be farmed meal*' ures 30 acres. Bids were opened Monday morning by the Airport Commission, City Clerk Smith, and Mayor Finn. The bid was so much higher than in previous years that a saving of one-half mill in taxes will be realized by Algona property taxpayers. Merle Holt, ex-Ottosen man, dies Merle E. Holt, 60 of Hum- oldt and brother of Floyd Holt of Algona, died Monday af- ernoon at his home after a ong illness. Funeral services l be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran hurch with burial in the Ottosen cemetery. He was a prominent Humboldt insurance agent. He moy- d to the Ottosen area with his parents when he was nine years old. He attended the Ot- osen schools and in 1938, was Harried to Frances .Chambers of Corwith. They lived at Otto- en until 1964, when they moved to Humboldt. His wife survives as well as ive children, one other brother, Lee Holt of Spencer, survives as well as five sisters including Margaret Holt of Ottosen and Mrs. Bernard Jacobs of Bradgate. Floyd Holt returned from the veterans hospital in Des Moines on a three day pass to attend the funeral. Fenton women play to get "in shape" Fenton — A group of the Town and Country Woman's club got together Saturday and practiced basketball and volley ball to get "in shape" for an evening of fun. They are sponsoring volley ball and basketball games between Fenton male and female oldtimers and some Sentral physical education classes Thursday, Jan. 27. More details on the evening in next week's paper. Car demolished in bridge crash THE 1965 CHEVROLET'driven by Arden Kramersmeier, Swea City, which crashed into a bridge just north of Bancroft Tuesday morning, is shown above shortly after the accident which took the life of Robert Friets, 28, Bancroft farmer. The car went off onto the west shoulder while traveling north and struck the bridge and railing. Above picture faces southwest. Jack Burtis rites Friday at LuVerne LuVerne — Funeral services for Jack Burtis, 54 of Phoenix, Ariz., will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Blake Funeral Home in LuVerne. Rev. Roy Biesemeyer will officiate and burial will be in the LuVerne Cemetery. Mr. Burtis was found dead at his home in Phoenix on Sunday. He had lived there the past 10 years. He was born in 1912 at Lu Verne, the son of Austin and Kathryn Jutte Burtis. The family moved to Algona and he graduated from AHS in 1930. He served in the Army during World War II. His mother, Mrs. Austin Burtis of St. Paul, Minn., survives as well as two sisters, Mrs. Willard Hershe and Mrs. Robert Knudson, also of St. Paul. Wesley soldier lands in Korea Wesley — Mike Cruise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vine Cruise landed in Korea Nov. 23 where he is radio and telephone operator in the army. He left in June for Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from where he was transferred to Fort Ord, Calif. in September. FBI plans a dance Valentine day The Algona chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America met January 11. Nominated as candidates for Mi 1 , and Miss FBLA were: Linda Erickson, Sandi Haag, Joy Mey er and Larry Scobba, Matt Clark, David Cowan. Committees were chosen for the February 12 Valentine dance. Admission will be $1 for couples cated aboi and 75c for singles. Volunteers Bancroft, aiding the Jaycees in the Christmas party for underprivileged children were given credit of points an hour. Two contestants for state offices will be cam paigning at the state convention in Des Moines on March 13 and 14. They are Rose Mino foi treasurer and Darla Carr for secretary. Heavy fire damage at Bancroft farm Wintertime is fun - for kids! MANY AIGONA youngsters (out-of-towners too of course) are invited to use the athletic field ice skating rink, which was flooded a week ago. Last Monday afternoon, lots of youngsters from toddlers to teen-agers were on the ice — in more ways than one. The rink is lighted at night and there; will be a warming house (with heat) within the next few days. The Hagg-Turner American Legion post of Algona is donating the labor. Just like a football game, a dog got into the act when Mike Stillman took this picture. He's shown at left- Algona woman's club active in community work The Algona Federated Women's club met Monday afternoon at the J. B. Asa home with a 2 o'clock dessert served by Mrs. Asa and Mrs. Walter Klamp. There were 19 women present, Mrs. R. 0. Bjustrom and Mrs. Dale Struthers were Mrs. John Thompson reported on state and community projects in 1965. Locally, the club's pledge of $50 to Good Samaritan Home was paid in full; also $25 to the American Student Fund; and aid given to the Junior Chamber of Commerce toward the Newcomers' club. In August the club furnished entertainment and refreshments at the County Home and at Christmas time presented gifts to residents there. Mrs. E. W. Lusby reported 107 articles hemmed by the- Blind of Iowa had been sold, including towels, calendars and table cloths; also 50 boxes of Iowa stationery. At present the club is working with the auto motive organizations on the use of safety belts. "Operation Headstart", was summarized by Mrs. Roy Ad ams, and committee chairmen gave bits from Federation News. Mrs. M. G. Norton gave a review of the book, "Rascal", by Sterling North. RE-OPENS BEAUTY SHOP Lakota — Pauline Ney is the new beauty operator here and she has taken over the former Cozy Beauty Shop and opened for business last Friday. She is from the Sheldon area. Bancroft — Fire of undetermined origin did about $8,000 to $10,000 damage to the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bauer about 5 p.m. Monday evening. The farm, owned by A. W. Kennedy of Bancroft, is located about 4 miles northeast of ancroft. One of the children detected smoke and told his mother, who investigated and called the Bancroft fire department. They worked an hour in confining the fire to the upstairs mostly. All of the furniture was covered by insurance and is considered a total loss. The upstairs was also damaged by the smoke and heat. The Bauers and their three small sons — Greg, 6; Chris, 4; and Danny, 15- months — are staying at the Frank Bauer Sr. home in Bancroft. Mr. Bauer was working at the farm home of a neighbor, Leon Dumstorff, when notified of the fire. Two receive SUI honors Bancroft Mary Clark, Ban Kossuth men bag pair of moose Bancroft — Two Kossuth men, Art Kadow, Burt, and Art Blocker, Bancroft, returned from a 10-day hunting trip to Cliff Lake, Ontario, Canada and brought with them a 1,000 Ib. and a 1,200 Ib. moose, which was quartered, in the Kadow pickup. They left Bancroft Dec. 31 and returned Jan. 10. The hunting was done in groups of three and four men, accompanied by a guide, on foot after the moose were spotted by plane. There was four feet of snow on the ground, they reported, and temperatures were in the 40-degree below zero range. Dudding sells trucking business Bancroft — Jack Dudding, Two others hurt in bridge crash early Tuesday A Bancroft area farmer De- came the first highway fatality of 1966 in Kossuth County early Tuesday morning When he died enroute to St. Ann. hospital after the car in which he and two others were riding struck a bridge just north of Bancroft on highway 169. Dead on arrival at St. Ann hospital in Algona was Robert James Friets, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. David O. Friets, who farmed 4Vfe miles south of Ledyard. Two others in the 1965 model Chevrolet car, which was totally destroyed, were injured. They were Ardeii Leroy Kra- mersmeier, 23, who was treated at St. Ann hospital for severe jaw and head injuries and a fracture of two bones in his right ankle. He was the driver and owner of the car, according to authorities. THE OTHER passenger was Melvin Eugene Busch, 44, of Ledyard. ! He was taken to the Park hospital in Mason City and his injuries were described as a bad fracture of the thigh bone in his right leg and severe head injuries. He was given emergency treatment at St. Ann's and then taken by Garry ambulance to Mason City. The Jhree men. had reportedly" been taRihgsted.wKere Led- " yard high school played Armstrong in a first round State Line Conference tournament. They later returned to Bancroft and were headed home when the accident occurred. The bridge is located just % mile north of Bancroft. on a straight stretch of highway on 169. SHERIFF Ralph Lindliorst, who with patrolman Tom Cogdall and Bancroft Marshal Lloyd Dixon investigated, said one of the survivors told him they were following another car and snow was blowing on the highway. The Kramersmeier machiny swerved off on the west shoulder and struck the steel railing of the bridge on the southwest corner. The machine came to a jarring stop, embedded in the bridge. Friets was riding in the front seat with Kramersmeier, and Busch was in the back. None of the occupants were thrown from the car. Kramersmeier walked a quarter of a mile to the farm home croft, and Ommund Denny Skaar, Ledyard, are among 121 high school seniors who have accepted invitations to enroll in the Honors Program at the University of Iowa when they enter as freshmen in February or September. They received the honors because their scores in the ACT (American College Training tests) indicated they will rank in the top 10% of the entering freshman class. Bancroft, announced the sale of his trucking business here this week to the Menke Truck Line of J. H. Menke and sons. Mr. Dudding is now employed as a cattle buyer for the Iowa Beef Packers but where he will be located is still indefinite. He is a lifelong resident of Bancroft and the family have four sons. He assumed the trucking business of his late father, M. F. Dudding, in partnership with brother Dick, who sold out his interest in Sept., 1964. Bancroft youths bag 247 pigeons Bancroft — S'jvon St. John's high school youths captured 247 pigeons alive and earned a bounty of $49.40 from an Orange City, linva man, who advertised in the Bancroft Register for live pigeons recently. The boys — Chuck Farrow, Tom Nenuners, Larry Kissner, Denny Hutchinson, Denny Hatten, Steve Vaske and Dick Cogley — read the ad and devised an ingenious method of bagging the pigeons. After gaining permission from farmers to hunt the birds near the barns and silos, the boys captured the 247 pigeons by using ilashlights to blind them and then long poles to snare them. The birds were kept alive in a shed at the home of Chuck Farrow, who fed them corn, oats and water both morning and night. They caught 79 the first night out and around 30 each night thereafter. A representative of Mr. Noteboom came last Thursday to pick up the birds.; aud to pay 20c each for them. of Homer Wolf who called the Garry Ambulance. TIME OF the accident was about 2:10 a.m. Friets died of severe head injuries, presumably when he was thrown into the windshield, Kramersmeier is the son of flrs. Alfred Kramersmeier and he late Alfred Kramersmeicr and farms just north of the unction of highways 9 and 169 north of Bancroft. Busch farms about 1M> miles south of Ledyard on the blacktop. lie is married and the father of three daughters. Friets was not married. Lindhorst said charges pending in the accident. ai'2 SERVICES DATED FRIDAY FOR FRIETS Funeral services for Mr. Friets will be held Friday afternoon at 1.30 p.m. at the Garry funeral home and 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church in Bancroft. Rev. A. W. Nelson will officiate. Friends may call at Garry's after 6:30 Wednesday. He was born Feb. 14, 1937, and attended the Ledyard high school, later serving in the army. He was discharged about a year ago and since that time, had been farming with his father and brother, Richard, near Bancroft. He was not married. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David O. Friets, brother j Richard and sister Mrs. Russell ' Larson, Lakel'ield, Minn,

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