Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 27, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 27, 1966
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State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa ALMANAC BUILDING PERMITS Dunn's Sure Save, Wall dia- play sign, ALGONA MARKETS New Corn $1.18 January Beans $2.66 Oats . 68c ST. ANN BIRTHS Jan. 19 — Mr. and Mrs. Ger- dal Reding, Corwith, boy, 7 Ib. 3 oz. Jan. 23 — Mr. and Mrs. How ard Bierstedt, Lone Rock, girl, 8 Ib. 2 oz. WEDDING PERMITS Richard E. Gatton, Alexis Rutledge, both Algona. Brian Espe, Whittemore, Catherine Steele, Minneapolis. Roland Willett Shirley Smith, both Minneapolis. Robert Droessler, Mary L Schemmel, both Bancroft. ALGONA WEATHER High Lew Snow "SHOP TH1 AOVAN« GROCERY ADS EVERY WEEK - AND SAVE' Alqonq Kimutfr County A J«. 6nt«f*d r-i teeond eloss rtiottsr, 6*. t, 1908, of AlfoiM, lowo, postoffice under Acf of ConofeM March I. 1879 ^^^^^^M ^^L^ VOL, *-NO, I THURSDAY, JAN, 27,1*«-ALGONA, IOWA- 16 MOli IN J SICTIONS ^^g^ ^f WEIDENHOFF WORKERS STRIKE Jan. 19 16 Jan. 20 Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 17 11 0 —6 2 13 —7 —6 0 —14 —18 —12 —10 trace trace trace trade W trace NEW COURT CASE Margaret Lynch vs. Patrick Lynch. Declaratory judgment on lease. Tomco Genetic Giant Inc. vs. Eldon and Bernice Shaw. Note $595. John Mitchell vs. Robert E. Black. Damages $616.96. Charles Pixler Agency vs. Bill dba Compact and Kathryn Kirschbaum. Note $260.48. Charles Pixler dba Compact Agency vs. Ronald and Patricia Hanna. Note $260.48. MAYOR'S COURT Harris Alvin Harms, Burt speeding, $15; Frank Esser, Al gona, violation of instruction permit, $5; Gotleib Reefer, Al gona, making beer available to minors, 30 days in jail; Rober Luoey, driving without valid li cense, $5; Perry Dean Radig, of Lone Rock, loaded and assembl ed gun in vehicle, $20; Judy Hut chinson, Lone Rock, failure tc yield right of way, $10. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Jan. 19 — Joseph Bonnstel ter, Whittemore, medical; LJoy Shirley, Algona, medical. Election on gas franchise for LuVerne LuVtrne — The town council ecided at a special meeting on Thursday night (Jan. 20th) to cal special election to give the peo le of LuVerne the opportunity o determine if they will grant tie North Central Public Serv- ce Co., a gas franchise. The special election will take place March 1st at the town hall. NIC ordinance is published in his edition of the Advance. The franchise is non exclusive as required by state law, and is 'or a twenty-five (25) year period. Under its terms the compar ny would secure the allotment of gas from the Federal Power Commission and then run the gas system under ground in ;own. All cost of the election, the M-oourement of gas out of the system are to be paid for by the cqmpany. The franchise is the first step toward getting natural gas in LuVerne. The gas company will complete engineering surveys on LuVerne, as well as other towns in the area and then prepare information for the Federal Power Commission to prove that gas in the town would be feasable and that the people should have gas. After approval by the F. P. C., construction can be started on the system. This would be 1967 at the earliest. The event of natural gas is a step forward for LuVerne and will not only give substantial ; t Pickets at Weidenhoff plant Plant shuts down as negotiations fail Employees of the Weidenhoff Corp. in Algona went on strike Wednesday morning! An estimated 185 - 195 workers at the plant, the largest by far in Algona, did not show up for work Wednesday morning after representatives of the company and union failed to come to agreement on a new work contract after all-day sessions Tuesday. About 20 pickets were at the plant first thing Wednesday. President K. T. Peirce told the Advance Jan. 20 — Floyd gona, medical; Grace Newville, Algona, medical. Jan. 21 — Baby Stephany Steil, Algona, boarder; Julie Warne, Burt, medical. Jan. 23 — Rev. Robert Lorenz, Algona, surgery; Mrs. Rena Buell, Burt, medical; Mrs. Pauline Coady, Bancroft, medical; Frances Hanson, Algona, fracture; William Deyer, Whittemore. medical. Jan. 24 — Theodore Gilbaugh, Algona, surgery; Douglas Hammer, Algona, surgery; Lynn Taylor, Algona, medical; Harry Bode, Algona, medical. Jan. 25 — Mrs. Elizabeth Helmke, Algona, medical. NEW VEHICLES Ralph N. Simons, Algona, Int. Harv. T.T.; Russell I. Harms, West Bend, Ford Trk; Consolidated Coop. Creameries, Whittemore, Chev. Trk.; John Theodore Rike, Titonka, Chev. p/u Welp Hatchery, Bancroft, Chev Trk.; August Wm. Brandt, Swea City, Ford p/u; Richard D Metzger, West Bend, p/u; Robert J. or Marilyn V. Arndorfer, Corwith, Olds; Garrigan High School, Algona, Chev.; Herman P. Petersen, Bancroft, Merc.; Ray S. or Luella E. McWhorter, Burt, Dodge; Lyle A. Marlow, Lone Rock, Chev.; Vivian Kelly Butterfield, Swea City, Chev.; John or Alice Kramersmeier, Ledyard, Buick; Edward Herman Bruhn, Fenton, Rambler; Robert Henry Siemens, Bancroft, Ford; Joseph or Theresa Eich, Bancroft, Buick; Robert or Ardyce Block, Ottosen, Ford; Earl S. Haas, Elmore, Ford; Howard or Verna Sparks, Burt, Ford; Gilbert or Mary Benschoter, Algona, Pont.; Harvey A. Marlow, Burt, Buick; Frey Ely Kent, Al gona, Ford; Edward B, Wolf, Algona, Ohev.; Ervin H. or Adelia Siems, Whittemore, Cad.; Kenneth J. Krause, Fenton, Ford. FARM AUCTIONS Al fuel savings to present residents, but will also make LuVerne more attractive to other people nd businesses. Former Wesleyan Viet Nam casually Wesley — The Frank Grants Britt, formerly of the Wesley area, received word recently that their son Robert had been seriously injured in the Vie Vam war area January 17. He is in the Marines, as is his bro ther, Billy, who was in the fighting area but is now with his family at a Marine base in California. Donald Grant is serving in the Marines over there. His wife lives in Algona. The Grant's son-in-law, Tom Schutzer, is also in the Marines in Viet Nam. His family are in California. Mrs. Frank Grant is the former Madeline Foertsch, daughter of Mrs. Theresa Foertsch. FOUR PICKETS block the gate of the Weidenhoff Corp. plant in Algona Wednesday morning. Signs read "Peanuts for Wages," "On Strike Local 1045," and "Strike." President Ken Peirce said there were about twenty cars at the plant, owned by strikers. Negotiations broke down about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday after all-day efforts to resolve the differences between the union and management. Exclusive Advance Photo by Poundstone Studio. Car into ditch south of Algona A car driven by 16-year old Thomas J. Wagner, Bode, went out of control and into the ditch six miles south and 3Va miles Two sentenced to five years in reformatory Robert J. Hester and Arnold Jones pleaded guilty to larceny of property of value exceeding $20 and were sentenced to five years each in the reormatory at Anamosa. They entered their plea Monday before Judge G. W. Stillman. They were arrested shortly after the Gary Anderson DX oil station at Swea City was burglarized the evening of December 6. Joe Fisher, Marshal at Swea City, noticed the car at the station and when the men ran and raced out of town in their car he fired a shot at the car and hit the tail light. Sheriff Lindhorst the next day found the car with the roken bullet-holed tail light nd the men were arrested. $7,000 verdict in laundromat case A verdict in favor of the Easy iVash laundromat owned by )oyle Dailey of Algona and Sande Constr. Co. of Humboldt or $7,000 was rendered Wed lesday morning of this week Judge Joseph Hand of Em netsburg. The laundromat, located on iouth Phillips street in Algona lad sued for "breach of warranty" on the part of Speed Queen and Holiday Distributing and will havehis"dentist's there. Ray Johnson will start remodeling the front 42 feet soon. State Farm Insurance Co. Dentist moving here from Sioux City Dr. Jack Clapsaddle, Sioux City, has purchased the former Directory Service Co. building ^ay morning. Msgr. P. P. Gearen atrH will have his""flf>nt.isf.'s n^Fittfi' 'f»hn>iiir»tari ">hp "a'p'rvirS" '~Mrt"!iil- SERVICE FOR BABY Graveside rites were held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for David Paul, stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cassel, at Calvary cemetery. He was born early Mon- Jan. 31 — L. E. Kay estate sale, at Kay Implement at Uv- ermore. Sale includes farm machinery of the firm. Clair Clark & Lloyd Clark, auctioneers. Complete sale details in Advance today. F«b. 3 — George J. Grein Estate sale on farm located seven miles east, three south and miles east of junction of 18 and 169 north of Algona. Sale i»- (Continucd on Page 2) east of Algona on the Galbraith blacktop road about 2:30 a.m Saturday. Wagner was not injured but the 1964 model car owned by his father, Sylvester Wagner, had a bout $500 damage to it. The accident occurred when he cros sed a railroad track and los control and went into the north ditch. No charges were filed. Shertf Ralph Lindhorst and deput Larry Hudson investigated. Legion ballroom sold at Bancroft Bancroft — Larry Nemmers, Bancroft, purchased the American Legion ballroom here at a special auction held Friday night at the Legion Clubrooms. He said he will continue to hold the Teen Hops every Saturday nighit and the ballroom is available to anyone for receptions' and other special parties. Other bidders were the Six Fat )o. for defective automatic dry cleaning units sold to the local firm. The case was non-jury and heard by Judge Hand in March, 1965. His verdict was delayed somewhat by briefs filed afterwards. Winkel & Winkel, Algona law firm, represented Dailey & Sande. Boekelman buys Ukota station Dutchmen and the V.F.W. post. Bancroft vill have an office in the build- ng also. Swine banquet dated Feb. 3 at Burt school The annual Kossuth Swine Improvement banquet will be leld Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Burt high school, announces Charles Nygaard, association president. Banquet speaker will be James Otey from Mason City. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are available from Swine Association board members who are — Charles Nygaard, Wesley; Julius Baas, Algona; Burdette Hoeppner, Lakota; Otto Harlan, Algona; Paul Bernhard, Fenton. Alvin Rich ardson, Ledyard; Owen Curry LuVerne and technician, Maurice Erpelding of Wesley. Tickets are also available at the Extension Office or from Galen DeValois, county extension director and Roger Hiemstra, county extension associate. Damages asked after car hits a cow Damages of $616.96 are asked by John Mitchell from Robert E. Black as the result of an accident last June 3. According to the petition the Mitchell car was being driven by Marilyn K. Black and collided with a cow in the road when the car came over a rise in the highway three iniles east and a mile south of Algona. The petition claims damage to the 1962 Pontiac of $616.96. 'conducted the service. lough funeral chapel was in charge of arrangements. Two women fined for shoplifting Two women, one of them from Ringsted, pleaded guilty to shoplifting at a Fenton store in Justice of the Peace Delia Welter's court here this week and were each fined $10 and costs. A third person, a juvenile, was turned over to juvenile authorities. The women are Jan Behrends, Sac City, and Mrs. Roger Behrends, Ringsted. They admitted taking a sweater and some shoes from the Bailey Store at Fenton last Saturday night about 7 p.m The loss was reported to the sheriff's office about 1 p.m. Sunday by the owners of the store after they had thoroughly chec ked their stock to make sure the items were missing. Hopes taxes ready in mid-February Treasurer Rosella Voigt ports she hopes to have taxes .figged by the middle of ir"i""-3* 1 ."V- •' -J * -' ' :»''V''L.'7j ~ .' i.,1 * A? '.^J?'''_l i»""jLl_-J re the February. (Jp 7 to the'firsT of thi week only six townships ha* been completed. The delay in getting the levy to her this yea was caused by the state ta> commission in an attempt t boost valuations on farm prop erty. The county resisted th boost in court but by the timi a decision was reached the delay was caused. She reports also that while the tax levy is down the boost in valuations in many sections of the county will that only the off ice. staff, supervisors and a maintenance crew was on hand Wednesday and reduction had stopped. Althougii only 109 of the 215 employees at the plant are members of the Local 1045 of the In- .ernational Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the remainder of the employees also stayed home Wednesday. Officially, they are probably not on strike--but didn't want to come to work, under the circumstances. THE STRIKE loomed on Thursday, Jan. 6 when by a vote of 76 to 3, members of the union voted to strike unless satisfac tory negotiation of a new con tract was worked out. The three year contract which existed ex pired on Jan. 7. Representatives of the union and the management, along with mediator Louis Towers (De Moines), commissioner from tin Federal Mediation, &, ,Concilia 'liofT Service 1 , met with'"tKe"em ployees and management all daj Tuesday. Representing the union were Vince Lerner, president, Emmetsburg; Kenneth Hoi- comb, shop chairman for negotiations, Algona; Jim Sloan, Burt; and Bob Lensing, Bancroft, other members of the committee. Weidenhoff Corp. was represented by K. T. Peirce, president; Ed Adams, vice-president; not result in any reduction in actual taxes to be paid. Mrs. Rena Buell, 95, dies Wednesday Mrs. H. 0. (Rena) Buell, 95, Biuit, died early Wednesday morning at St. Ann Hospital. She has been in failing health for some time and Mr. and Mrs. j H. J. Lacy lived with her. Funeral arrangements are pending j with McCullough Funeral j Home. I and Kermit Caves, secretary of Weidenhoff from Kenosha, Wis. Also meeting with the groups was Peter Popp, business representative of the union from Des Moines. "WE MET all day Tuesday in an attempt to get together," Peirce told the Advance Wednesday. "Negotiations broke off at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday," he added. Peirce told the Advance the union and management was nowhere close to agreement on a new contract. "The next move is up to the W.PAVJV.VJMWJV.WdVW Late bulletin Members of the striking union and Weidenhoff officials met for over two hours Wednesday, morning at the Johnson House. Vice-president Ed Adams said the meeting was called for the union group to officially declare the strike at the Weidenhoff plant. It lasted from 9:30 until 11.45 a.m. Late Wednesday morning, the union called another meeting for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Izaak Walton headquarters in downtown Algona so that the members of the union can receive a report of what transpired at the morning meeting. .If is possible another vote will be taken whether to continue the strike at that time, according to Ken Holcomb, one of those on the union committee. The k union 5V uTeTlhr Wa Itoh hall for its regular meetings • the third Tuesday of each month. dVUWUWVJVVUVUWUWWW union. We made our final offer. There is nothing for us to do but sit and wait," Peirce told the Advance Wednesday. OF THE 215 Weidenhoff employees, about 180 are eligible for membership in the union and 109 belong. Six-month membership in the union is required before members are allowed to vote. Peirce said that 10 major items had been offered the union in the new, proposed contract earlier this month. He said a base hourly rate increase was offered as well as fringe benefits such as an additional half-day off for Christmas and New Years, an increased shift bonus for the second and third shifts, vacation schedule increases of paid vacations according to length of service, bereavement pay, jury duty pay and equipment for painters. Tecf Chrischilles new Chamber prexy Uakota — David Boekelman purchased the D-X station from flilmer Hansen at Lakota recently and plans to take over the business beginning on Feb. 1. Mr. Boekelman plans to do general mechanics work in connection with the gas station. He has had nearly 10 years experience in this line of work. He formerly worked for 'the Ley Motor Company the past 6 years as a car mechanic. Mr. Hanson plans to continue to operate his gas delivery truck. Irvington soldier catches a shark Irvington — Lewis Kent, sta- ioned in the Dominican Republic, writes his mother, Mrs. Margaret Kent, Algona, that he recently went deep sea fishing and caught a 25 Ib. shark. He was one of a group of nine and the only one who had any luck. To prove his point he enclosed a piece of the shark's skin in the letter home. A CAPACITY CROWD attended the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday evening at the High School Annex. Pictured are the retiring president and the secretary of the Chamber with new officers for 1966. First row, leit to right are: Pat Montag, past president; "Bud" Anderson, treasurer and a member of the Agriculture and Petroleum Bureau; Ted Chrischilles, president; Earl Lierley, vice-president; Bill Steele, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Second row, Joe Pomplun, chairman of the Retail Bureau; Bill Dan Jr., chairman of the Automotive Bureau; Mitch Taylor, Agricultural and Petroleum Bureau; Norm Christian, Retail Bureau. Top row, Dr. D. J. Shey, a member of the Civic Bureau; George Allen, member of the"Retail Bureau; Bud Ferris, chairman of the Salesman Bureau; Dick Buscher, chairman of the Agriculture and Petroleum Bureau. Not pictured are Max Bartholomew, chairman, and I£en Peirce on the Manufacturing, Construction, and Distributing Bureau; Leo Cassel, chairman, and Bill Conn of the Civic Bureau; Jack Chrischilles, chairman of the Industrial Development Commission.

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