Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 10, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 10, 1966
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ADVANCE ALMANAC ^n ^VVMI 0 NEW COURT CASE The Security State Bank, Algona, vs. James and Shirley Knoer, note, $103.43. BUILDING PERMITS Joe Bradley, hang sign; Marilyn Kuester, remove porch: Marilyn Kuester, construct overhang and remodel, $2,000; Ray Johnson, offices on N. Thorington street,, $5,000. WEDDING PERMITS Marvin Bode, Patricia Dorweiler, both Algona; Duane W. Hannover, Whittemore, Dianna Rentz, of Algona; Leon Geitzenauer, Lone Rock, Eileen Lynch, Fenton. ALGONA MARKETS New Corn $1.16 February Beans $2.70 Oats 68c (Markets furnished weekly by Hobarton Branch of Whittemore Elevator.) ST. ANN BIRTHS Feb. 2 — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beisch, Algona, boy, 5 Ibs. 141/2 OZ. Feb. 7 — Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cowan, Algona, girl, 8 Ibs. 3 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thill, Algona, boy, 5 Ibs. 6 oz. Feb. b — Mr. and Mrs. David Hilbert, Algona, boy, 6 Ib. 12 oz. ALGONA WEATHER Feb. 3 18 Feb. 4 j 14 Feb. 5 29 High Low Prept. Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 .__ 38 .__ 38 .__ 48 1 —7 2 10 19 32 44 trace .25 .28 MAYOR'S COURT James Robert Peterson Jr., Algona, failure to yield the right of way, $10; Denny Kern, Fenton, failure to stop, $5; James Otto Fulfs, Albert Lea, Minn., Randolph M. Groves, Forest City, and William George Formanek, Britt, all charged with possession of beer as a minor, $50 each. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Ftb. 2 — Kim Sloniker, Algona, medical. Feb. 3 — Nellie McCall, Algona, medical; Florence Beardsley, Algona, medical. Feb. 4 — Frances Sarchet, Burt, medical. Feb. 7 — Vincent Becker, Bancroft, medical; Barry Diamond, Algona, medical; Karla Kain, Algona, medical. Feb. 8 — Frank Besch, Algona, medical. Feb. 8 — Ranny Leek, Algona, surgery; Mrs. Nell Linnan, Algona, surgery. NEW VEHICLES Elmer N. Hutchison, Swea City, Marlette M/H; Louis George Cink, Wesley, Ford p/u; Rollo E. Moore, Titonka, Chev. p/u; Roy Christian Mueller, Fenton, Plm.; Gerald C. or Ruth N. Angus, of Bancroft, Ford; Albeit W. or Neva B. Schaser, Bancroft, Dodge; Nels J. Nelson, Burt, Chrysler; Eunice Elaine Blake, LuVerne, Olds; Ray V. Cunningham, Burt, Dodge; Loren D. Appenzeller, of Lakota, Pont.; Jean L. Shey, Algona, Olds; Anthony W. R. Lichter, Burt, Merc.; Victor Clarence Erdman, Wesley, Pont. FARM AUCTIONS Feb. 16 — Ernest Rhoda and Ted Ziegler farm auction, at farm located 1 mile north, 3 miles east, 1 mile north of Elmore Nursery. Sale inclu des 170 head of livestock and machinery. Quinn & Clark, auctioneers. Feb. 17 — C. A. Derner estate sale, at farm located Vz- mile south and three miles east of Whittemore. Sale includes 88 head of cattle, 59 hogs, sheep and machinery. Quinn, Clark & Clark, auctioneers; Farmers St. Bank, Whittemore, clerk. Full sale details in today's Advance. Feb. 18 — Lee Kiley estate sale, at farm located 5 miles north and l k mile west of Sexton. Sale includes complete line of machinery plus 30 head of sheep. Quinn & Leek, auctioneers; Titonka Savings Bank, clerk. Full sale details in next Monday's Advance. Feb. 18 — Robert Mogler farm sale, at farm located % mile east of the Whittemore creamery. Sale includes dairy cattle, feed and farm machinery. Virgil and Raymond Spencer, auctioneers; Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, clerk. Full sale details in Advance Monday. Feb. 22 — Roy Stene farm auction, located Va-mile east, Va mile north, 3 east of Leland, la. Sale includes 55 head of Hoi- stein cattle and machinery, Johnson & Mum, auctioneers. luVerae woman, mother of 7, dies at 45 LuV*rn« — Funeral services for Mrs. George Schnetzer, 44, will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Hindman officiating, Mrs. Dale Kitley, Hardy, was soloist and Mrs, Andy Marty, organist. Burial will be in the LuVerne cemetery with Blake Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers are Charles Hanselman, Edwin Hanselman, Ben Hefti, Harry Naffziger, Louis Merkle, and Orville Hurlburt. Shirley Ruth was born November 17, 1921 in LuVerne, the daughter of Henry T. and Anna Kraft Blumer. She gradu ated from the LuVerne schools and was married to George F. Schnetzer at the Little Brown church in Nashua on February 2, 1941. Mrs. Schnetzer died in the Belmond Hospital after a lengthy illness on Monday, February 7 about five o'clock. Survivors include her husband and seven children: Mrs. David Zittrisch, Maywood, Calif.; Mrs. Charles Merkle, Renwick; Jerry, LuVerne; George, in service with the Army in Germany; and Connie, Jane and Cynthia, at home. One sister, Mrs. Elmer Schnetzer, Renwick, survives as well as five grandchildren. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church and the Good Will Club Rudolph Will, 78, of Algona, dies Tuesday Rudolph Will, 78, died at his home in rural Algona Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. Rudolph William, the son of Henry and Albertena Geilen feld Will, was born in Lotts Creek on July 25, 1888. He married Ada Lelninger and they moved to this area about 43 years ago. Mrs. Will died in 1945. He retired from farming in 1960. Mr. Will was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors are two daughters Martha Will and Alice, Mrs. Alfred Erickson, rural Algona. A brother and sister also survive: August Will, Truman, Minn., and Rosa Loper, Algona. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Methodist church with Rev. Newton Coughenour officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn cemetery with McCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge. Pallbearers will be Melvin Alt, Ted Hoover, Arthur Gade, John Simon, Walter Heerdt, and Harry Alt. Two charges filed after a crash Three cars, two of them parked, were involved in a collision Saturday night about ten o'clock on North Thorington at the intersection with Oak street. The parked vehicles were owned by Harold G. Harms, rural Burt, and Garold E. Hough, Emmetsburg. The third car involved was driven by Darrell Donald Green, rural Algona. He was coming south up the hill on Thorington and ran into the Harms vehicle which pushed it back about 20 feet into the Hough car. Charges were filed against Green for reckless driving, and against Harms for improper parking. Estimated damage to the Green car was $500 for a complete front end. He had a cut between the fingers and was taken to St. Ann. Damage to the Hough vehicle was about $40 and $300 to the Harms fender, bumper, grill and hood. Couple die within in hour A sister and brother-in-law of Mrs. Glenn Harms died within an hour of each other Saturday, Februray 5. James I. Miller, 64, Minneapolis, choked to death and an hour later his wife, Elsie, 57, died of a heart attack. Survivors are two married sons and three daughters besides 12 grandchildren. FUJI- eral services were held Tuesday. The Glenn Harms and their son, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harms were there from Saturday afternoon until Tuesday night Reports of "monster" in Burt area Stake Historical, Iowa cuty, Iowa Three separate incidents reporting an unknown and unidentified "monster" in Kossuth county have been reported. One report was turned in to the Algona police department and there is a theory that the animal might be a bear. Six teen-age boys from Burt and Wesley, ranging in age from 16 to 20 years of age, reported seeing the "monster" Sunday night. The animal was , sighted between hwy. 18 and Burt but it was quite dark at the time. They reported the aninial had four legs and could stand up on two/The silhouette took on the appearance of a tall, shaggy tree stump but it moved. This led to the theory the animal might be a bear, which at this season of the year would naturally be lean and shaggy. Two adults also have reported seeing a mysterious animal. One of them, Ralph Bristow of Burt, who is employed at the Montgomery Ward store here, said he has seen a mysterious animal. He found evidence the beast had fed in a cattle feed lot Monday night. Bristow, an avid coon hunter, made this statement yesterday relative to the so-called "monster": "Four times during the past two years while coon hunting, our dogs have chased an "unknown." The animal runs straight away and. is very fast. Three times the dogs picked the chase up in one area and once Monday night about five miles from the usual spot. The dogs are straight varmint as evidenced by the fact they have picked up over 200 coon this year. One of them has hunted and caught bear. "Before the so-called 'Monster' stories, Duane Nelson, the other hunter, and I felt the animal was probably a long legged 'Cat' as evidenced by his nocturnal habits and speed. We have never made a serious effort to catch .it. The only damage he has done so far to our knowledge has been to disrupt our coon hunting. "1 saw the animal once at night at the extreme 'fartge of flashlight visibility and he seemed to be about the size of a large dog — light in color. We have never found a clear track. It has possibly decided to move on. The last time the dogs ran him the chase ended a long way from the usual spot where they picked up his trail." So the mystery deepens. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst reported yesterday a call from the Fort Dodge Messenger inquiring about the mysterious animal. "SHOP THE ADVANCE GROCERY ADS EVERY WEEK — AND SAVE' Alqona Kcmuth County / «— Entered as second class matter, Dec. 1, 1908, at Algono, lowo, 50511 postoftice under Act of Congress March 8, 1879 VOL. 66—NO. 12 THURSDAY, FEB. 10. 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA— 16 PAGES IN 2 SECTIONS ance Natural gas meeting held at Bancroft Bancroft — Pat Montag, manager of the North Central Public Service Co. in Algona, met with between 30 and 35 Bancroft businessmen here Monday night in regards to a possible natural gas distribution franchise for the town of Bancroft. The Algona gas firm has an election at LuVerne Tuesday, March 1, for sentiment on a gas franchise for that Kossuth community. Montag, who was accompanied by attorney Joe Lynch, presented some of the attributes of gas to the Bancroft group and outlined the manner in which a gas system could be set up at Bancroft. The possibility of a municipal gas distribution system was brought up by several Bancroft businessmen. The North Central Public Service Co. was granted a vote on a gas franchise in the 1950's at Bancroft. The franchise was turned down at that time by a considerable margin. Shortly after, another vote for municipal gas was held and it carried by a large majority. However, further efforts by the Bancroft council to obtain a gas allocation from the Federal Power Commission were unsuccessful. Honor court held for Boy Scout troop Monday night Boy Scout troop 70 of Algona held open house for parents and sons interested in joining boy scouts. This was in observance of National Scout Week Feb. 7-13. Wednesday night Troop 70 held a court of honor. Awards earned during the past six months were presented. Awards of Tenderfoot rank went to Allen Taylor, John Pittman, Dale Jensen, Doug Allen, Mark Logan, Danny Struecker and Danny Beisell. Second Class awards to Mike Moulton, Scott Voyles, Scott Buchanan and Craig Lemkee. First Class award to Tom Laing. Star Scout award to David Beisell. Life Scout award to Duane Hunt. Merit badges go to Mike Dailey, Eugene Hunt, David Beisell, Tom Laing and Duane Hunt. Badges were earned for canoeing, cooking, camping, basketry and nature. Troop 70 is sponsored by the Algona Rotary Club. Lions to sell "Zip Code" books The Algona Lions club will begin selling "Zip Code" books within the next few days. This special booklet, with zip codes of every town in the United States, will sell for just $1. Members of the club will conduct a door-to-door canvass and books will also be on sale at member's stores in Algona. FINGERS ARE CUT Jim Shipler had the ends of two fingers cut off when he caught them in an electric saw at the meat market where he is employed as a butcher in Anaheim, Calif. The accident happened last week and 17 stitches were required. Mrs. Shipler is the former Naucy MucKey. Range of 76 degrees in weather Kossuth County residents are wondering whether to wear raincoats, storm coats, overcoats or no coats today after the past 10 days of unusual weather. And they have reason to. The mercury soared to a high of 50 early Wednesday. Just 10 days before, on Saturday, Jan, 29, it skidded to 26 below. That's a difference of 76 degrees and in between there has been cold, chilly, mild and warm weather. Instead of heavy snows, the usual precipitation for February, the county got an unbeliev able .58 inches of rain Monday night and Tuesday. Warm Weather continued Wednesday bj.it there was some snow forecast. H2,000 loss in Whittemore fire Saturday Whittemore — A Saturday morning fire which destroyed a barn on the Vern Muller farm at the west edge of Whittemore killed 67 ewes and about 81 lambs. Also lost in the blaze were 2,000 bales of hay and straw, $1,000 worth of wool, be sides hand tools and feed. Mr. Muller stated his loss amounted to $6,000 and there was insurance. The farm is owned by Jim Geelan and his loss is about $6,000 also. The fire probably started from a gas heater or stove in the building. Both Mr. and Mrs. Muller were away at the time of the blaze. Mrs. Muller is the former Jackie Laing who is employed in the Auditor's office in Algona. He was at the bank. The doors blew open just as firemen reached the scene about 9:30 a.m. and flames shot from all sides. Besides the 36 x 60 foot barn a 16 x 36 foot lean- to attached to it was destroyed. In about half an hour both buildings were burned to the ground. Grand jurors for 1966 are named Grand jurors to serve during 1966 were drawn last week at Clerk Alma Pearson's office. The grand jurors are not to report until called. Drawn were: H. A. Blanchard, Lone Rock; Ernest Bormann, Irvington; Loyal Gingrich, Titonka; Leo Hanselman, West Bend; Russell Kauffman, Swea City; John Mullins, Corwith; John Munch, Fenton; Lael L. Root, Wesley; Art Rusch, Whittemore; John Welp, Bancroft; Elmer Willmert, Elmore; and Wilbur Zeigler, Algona. Car which hit train FIVE YOUNG people escaped serioUs injury when this car struck the rear" of "the engine of the Milwaukee Road il Meat Train" last Friday night just north of the McGregor blacktop one mile west of Algona. The 1958 Ford was a total loss with most of the damage occuring to the front end. Note the hood and radiator which were torn away from the front end. Treated for minor injuries at St. Ann hospital were David Fandel, 17, Rodman, driver of the car; Rhonda Schuller, 15, Whittemore; David J. McCarthy, 16, Algona; and Greg Fox, 15, Algona. Another passenger, Mary Bonnstetter, 15, Whittemore, was not injured. Photo by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Takes over Texaco station Joe Dorweiler is the new manager for the Texaco Service on South Phillips Street. He took over the station February 1 and it is known as Joe's Texaco. Mr. Dorweiler has been in this type oi' work for eight years. Swea City and Grant schools talk of merger The Grant school board met with the Swea City board Monday night and the possibility of the west IBVa sections of Grant township joining the Swea City district was discussed. The remainder of the district is involved in a redistricting program with the Ledyard school district. The Grant school will be assigned to a school district April 1 if it has not made arrangements to join another by that time. League women appear on TV Four board members of the League of Women Voters appeared on KGLO television on the 6 and 10 p.m. news Monday. They were Mrs. Claude Slagle, Mrs. William Finn, Mrs. James Everds, and Mrs. Andy Gotten. The women attended a meeting with board members of Belmond and Mason City in the home of Mrs. Irene Wolter. The National Director of League, Mrs. William Christoferson, Louisville, Ky., was the speaker. Photographers from the TV station and the Globe Gazette were present. Local debators to Ames Feb. 11-12 About 300 high school students, representing 59 debate teams from Iowa, Minnesota i Hoskins, son of Mr. and Blaine Hoskins of rural Two accidents during Monday fog in county Fog Monday morning was partially the cause of a pair of highway accidents in Kossuth county. Two Bancroft cars had about $350 in estimated damage Monday morning about 8:40 a.m. when they collided two miles north of Bancroft on highway 169. Charges were filed against one of the drivers, Arnold M. Schiltz, for failing to have his vehicle under control. A car driven by Arthur C. Welp, also of Bancroft, was slowing and signaling for a left turn on the blacktop. He was traveling north as was Schiltz, whose car struck him from the rear when he was unable to stop in time. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood filed the charges. THERE WERE no injuries when a semi truck driven by Burt youth hurt at Emmetsburg Duane Hinckley, 21, Burt, was a passenger in a car involved in a collision in Emmetsburg Saturday night. He was hospitalized in the Emmetsburg hospital with facial lacerations and multiple bruises. Two cars involved were driving from opposite directions on East Main street and collided head-on a few feet east of the Rock Island railroad crossing. Both cars were demolished. Hinckley was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Chester L. Smith of Ruth ven who was taken to the Veterans Hospital. The other two passengers in the car were also hospitalized but reported in good condition. Jerry Downey to Washington Jerry Downey arrived home last Wednesday and left Friday for Iowa City where he boarded a plane for Washington, D. C. He reported February 7 to John Meyers, Algona, and own- the Pentagon Building where he ad by Stephen Wickliff, also of has a classified job. Last sum- Algona, collided with a car clri-jmer and last semester he was ven by William J. Norland Sr..| doing graduate work at Iowa City. He will return to SUI af- i ter completion of the govern- The accident occurred just 1 ment job. jne-half mile south of Bancroft \ about 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening. Patrolman Jerry Michael of Bancroft. Both machines had about $125 in damage. CAK HITS POLE "***O' *V*HUilllt»ll W^IJ-J i»4H_UC*\^J , f . .--, y,. investigated and charged Nor- i t . Vcrle *• klmons was attemp- land with to turn to t . -meeting and failing! ^ lo d " ve hls car into nis the right." ! ? r 'X tnvay ^ aturda y evening at Air Corps honor to West Bend man West Bend - Cadet James 6:30 p.m. but when he hit the : brakes to make a left turn into ithc alley and his drive, the car struck a patch of ice and slid into a light poie. Damage I estimated to his auto was $200 Jurors named to serve March term of court Petit jurors to serve during the March term of court were drawn last week in Clerk Alma Pearson's office. They are to report for jury duty March 8 at 10 o'clock. They are: Rogert Anderson, Swea City; Ben Bahling, Burt; Mary Jane Besch, Delores Bierstedt, Lydia Bisenius, Whittemore; Matt Borman, Algona; John H. Boyken, Titonka; Frank Brink, Bancroft; Le Roy Busch, Swea City; Grace Chrischilles, Algona; Ed Eisenbacher, Wesley; Margaret Elbert, Daniel Fisher, Algona; Stanley Garman, Titonka; Billy Gifford, Lone Rock; Violet Goatsch, LuVerne; Marlene Gray, Swea City; Nora Gronbach, LuVerne; Florence Guerdet, Armstrong; Marie Harris, Whittemore; Lillian Hesse, Lu Verne; Florence Hildman, Wesley; Emma Hinz, Buffalo Center; John Johnson, Titonka; G. V. Kelling, Ledyard; ; .. Curtis Kluger^Swea City; Hazel Larson, Burt; Urban Lick- toig, Wesley; Bcrnadine Loc- bach, Whittemore; Mrs. Carl Lofstrom, Armstrong; Wayne Mann, Burt; Al Missal, Buss Me Adams, Algona; Walton Ovens, Swea City; Marie Parsons, Burt; Delores Pertl, Fenton; Doris Peters, Algona; Herman Peterson, Bancroft; Peter Reding, Bode; Henry Schultz, Whittemore; Albert Sleper, Lakota; Mrs. Irvin Smith, Armstrong; Leona Snider, Algona; Robert Stenzel, Lakota; Everett Steven, Sexton; John Struecker, Fenton; Helen Valvick, Ledyard; Matt Weydert, Algona; Frances Wiese, Algona; and John Youngwirth, Wesley. Mount Kinseth dies Tuesday at age of 44 Mount Kinseth, 44, died Tuesday at St. Ann Hospital after a lengthy illness. He had been in failing health since July 31, 1956 after a truck accident but had worked off and on until two years ago. Since that time he has been unable to work with the State Maintenance Department where he had been employed since 1949. Mount Oliver Jr. was born December 15, 1921 in Ottosen, the son of Oliver and Olra Floen Kinseth. On April 20, 1947 he married Elaine Keteisen at West Bend. Besides his wife he is survived by a son and daughter, Susan, 10, and Tom, 9. Other survivors are two brothers and three sisters: Delores, Mrs. Robert Naeve, Santa Anna, Calif.; Charlotte, Mrs. James Barber, West Bend; Marylyn, Mrs. Olvin Haug, Ottosen; Richard, Ottosen; and Jerry, Emmetsburg. Mrs. j West! ,, and hood. He was a veteran of WW II , and a member of the American Legion and the Trinity Luthera:. Church. and Nebraska schools, will be in Ames Feb. 11 and 12 for the third annual Iowa State University high school debate tournament. From Algona high school debaters will be Cheryl Rusk, Phil Taylor, Mike Stillman, Gregg Buchanan, Barb Wicks, and Ann Bohannou. Coach Vint'his sleeve in recognition"of his'ternoon. The hunters spotted tery with McCullough's will accompany thorn. ^dUtrtry extollonee. I three foxes but did not kill nny. charge. Bend, was named to the Commandant's Merit List at the U.S. SPOT THREE FOXES Air Force Academy at Colorado' Whittemore — A number ofj Funeral services will be Fri- Springs, Colo., it was announced j members of the Whittemore I day at 11:00 o'clock at the Tri- today. He is a member of the ! Q un -- ! ••• * ^ - 1 u —="- T> — class of 1969 and will wear a|:" special silver wreath insignia on i e P1llK t . . ,, , i n it v Lutheran church with Rev Clu ^ tu ™ ed , out Sunda - v G % cSSToSSS 8£ e * ox Hunt in t»e af- ial ^ ^ ^ Ekstiawn cem©- -

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