Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 14, 1966 · Page 1
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Coffeo Braak "§y far fhaiargtsf paid circulation of any county paptr," 3tate Hietorioai Iowa City, Iowa I -I . . . Are you the type who •waitt St. Valentine's day with icy? Or do you worry, about It? ... I'd b«t it wouldn't coat $100 to coax Marcus Bach to htlp mediate that silly school dispute with the Amlsh, , , . Don't look yet, but your income tax is due the month after next. . , . Write me a fascinating tidbit about the fascinating people In your town? Don't need any address; I've lived In the same house In DM for 30 yoars. . . . Yachtsmen in contra! Iowa tend to keep their boats at Davenport A en the river rather than at tho Lakes, More That overgrown village called Des Moines prides itself that its phone book flaunts such poetic & musical names as Kobayashi, Kobi, Koby, & Jan Kobylasz. (And a few others no doubt known as Cabot.) # * * A well-traveled executive at Massey-Ferguson, who occasion* ally flies off to Europe on short notice, testifies that Europe's cleaners A pressers are hell on zippers. . . They flatten 'eml In fact, he reports that when he stood up to make a speech after a recent trip the audience was embarrassed. cruise room. There seek it lovingly. Is no solution Alqono rJosioth e^ . • •' Entered as second elos» matter, Dee. 1, 1908, ot Algona, Iowa, 50511 postoffice under Act of Congress VOL, .««-NO. 13 MONDAY, FEE 1.4, 1966 - ALGONA, IOWA - 8 PAGES IN 1 SECTION once 90TH BIRTHDAY Rosa Harms will observe her 90th birthday Tuesday of this Week. She lives at 301 East Lucas street in Algotia and has six living children including Timer Harms of Titonka and Hank Harms of Buffalo Center. C/ubbbserves 60th anniversary Buy new police car & emergency vehicle "— free style dance, all ages" At the moment I'm not sure which spectacle I enjoy more, hockey at the Arena or the free-style dancing at Val Air. I've seen a man & his girl, dancing together, separated by almost the width of the floor. But they always manage to find each other: love will tell. Only a few dancers deserve the penalty box. # * * REFLECTION ON ICE When i must scan my aging pan Purchase of two new vehicles was authorized by the city council at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Low bidder for the new police car was Kossuth Motor Co. at a cost of $1600. The low bid of $3589 from Joe Bradley Equipment for a new emergency vehicle for the Fire Dept. was accepted. The proposed extension of the sanitary sewer in the southwest part of town was referred to the Sanitation committee for study. A request by Roy Burris, city mechanic for the street department, for the purchase of an air compressor was referred to the street committee for study and recommendation to the council. The purchasing committee was requested to make a study of three bids submitted for a base radio for the police department The proposed ordinance prohibiting parking was given the welcome nature's wise provision: The older & uglier I grow The dimmer grows my vision! —KATE TOPPING Burlington •* * * lowans still carry the torch of culture to faraway places. At the United Nations fiesta in Tacoma the invocation was offered by the Rev. Tom Fukuyama, who used, to preach, at Hampton*. And iti the UN day program was printed a poem by his Betty Adkins. She is also secretary of Tacoma's UN ass'n chapter & pre- xy of Tacoma Writers Club. Those lowans! *Or was it New Hampton? •jf * * Our niece, pursuing culture at the University of Barcelona, reports that champagne is known there as "xampan". I think I'll switch to it, though I've come to regard unsweetened grapefruit juice as the second best of all drinks. Bartender, mix me a half- lowa-cider-half-xampan. second reading. Authorization for city officials who could ge away to attend the meeting o the League of Iowa Municipal! ties at Des Moines was given. Authorization for the purchas of 60 parking meter mechanisms was given; these are to replace old mechanisms. Bean suppers are recalled by Algona woman By Margaret Durant Bean supper were meaning ul words in Aigona back in th 1890's. The words meant jountiful meal, good entertain ment and an important occasion or the entire community. The first bean suppers were held a number of years prior to the 1890's. In 1883 local Civil War veterans had organized a unit of a national group known as the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), their days of In memory of army service 1966 OFFICERS for the Union Township Mothers and Daughters club are from left to right, seated: Mrs. Ray McWhorter, Burt, historian; Mrs. W. L. Heerdt, treasurer; Mrs. Roy Sarchet, flower committee; Julia Taylor, publicity chairman. President, Mrs. Ted Hoover, was unable to be present. Back row, left to right, are Mrs. Louis Nitchals, 1st vice president' Mrs. Fred Plumb, flower committee; Mrs. Alfred Scn- enck, program; Mrs. Robert Richter, Burt, secretary; Mrs. Arden Hovey, corresponding secretary. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Cars collide in fog at Sexton Two cars collided during the heavy fog at Sexton last Monday morning about 10:30 a.m. Patrolman Duane Holman of Humboldt investigated the crash. A car driven by Emma Paetz, Ugona, was traveling east and urning north at Sexton while nother Algona car, driven by Lewis L. Merkle, was stopped t a stop sign an the blacktop. Mrs. Paetz cut across instead jf turning at a right angle, according to the investigating of- «— even in Florida's Gulf Stream" An lowan who has fled Kin) Zero to Florida writes me tha you can't get away from protests & marchers. He was ou fishing in the Gulf Stream, witl purple-tinted- Portugese-of-men floating all around & fish jump ing sky high, when a small boa pulled alongside with e protes for him to sign about the Cu bans. He signed it, though he wasn't sure for or against. icer, and clipped the Merkle car. Damage of $100 was reported to the Paetz machine and $100 to the Merkle car. Charges of "meeting and tur these men met on the evening of February 22 for a simple meal, chieliy beans, served on tin plates. By 1890 a women's auxiliary, the Women's Relief Corps, had been organized. They assumed responsibility for the bean supper and the menu was greatly enlarged. Bean Supper became one of the anticipated events of the year. Although, at that time, the word glamorous had not come into use, it best describes the atmosphere which characterized those evenings. Every one wore his or her most stylish clothes and the food was prepared by the most accomplished cooks In town. The honored guests, members of the GAR, could have furnished, from their war experience, material suitable for novels and short stories. .Col. R. H. Spencer's escape from a Con- 'ederate prison held thrills of a modern spy movie. The supper was served in the old County Court House at that ;ime considered a model of architectural elegance. Attend- ning to the right" were against Mrs. Paetz. filed The hottest travel news is that collegians & alumni are trying to foment a Drake reunion at Mexico City during the 1968 Olympics. Do you get the angle? Neither do I. But it would be a friendly gesture, I'm sure, & you could bring home a pair of onyx bookends, a Mexican bargain. * • * * Did I remember to tell you that Doc Gene Gar bee (proxy of Upper Iowa U), who he* a score of rare old clocks in his house, ha$ them set a few seconds apart *o they won't all strike exactly on the hour? Ho likes the ding-dongs spread out a little in the stilly hours of the night. * * * TRUE FISH STORY Tiny goldfish in a bowl, Fed, protected, lazy; Toss him in a running stream, Watch him grow like crazy. — ALETHA HUMPHREYS Toledo, Iowa * * * . . . Now have you got it Straight about Honest Abo „ CW—which was born on tho 12th & which on the Mnd? Gidney Laird loavos Rod Cross office Cidney Laird, who for some 20 years has managed the Red Cross office here, has resigned. There will be a special meeting this Monday (tonight) at 7:30 p.m. at the Algona hotel. The meeting is open to the public. The chapter of the Red Cross here will be reorganized with officers and directors to be elected. Anyone interested is welcome to participate in the meeting. To be determined will be the course to be taken and whether a full-time secretary or part time secretary should be hired to manage an office. The Red Cross has been active in war years in servicing families of members of the armed services in maintaining contact and in general quick communication in emergen cies. ance often went as high as 500. Guests came from nearby towns. The program was furnished by local talent. The singing of Civil War songs was always part of the evening's entertainment, also a short speech by some member of the GAR. By 1907 the annual observance moved to the Company F (National Guard) Armory that stood on the lot now occupied by the Algona Theater. The Armory provided ample space for all who wished to attend. The programs began to reflect the contemporary life of the town rather than the old days. Within the next few years interest in the occasion dwindled. GAR members were growing old rapidly and dinner party groups had changed the social life of the town. It became evident that Bean Supper would better be discontinued. However, there are still Al gona residents who think of the evening of February 22 as Bean Supper night. Youngsters, in the gala years of that impor tant event, believed it to be a national holiday as noteworthy as Fourth of July. The purpose of historical societies is the preservation and perpetuation of all, from the past, that seems to merit remembrance. Surely Algona's Bean Supper deserves a place in this category. The Kossuth County Historical Society has started a project that should interest every one. Let us join in making Bean Supper night as i much of an event as it was Whittemore — A Silver Tea seven t y years ago. celebrating the 25th anniversary' of the founding of the Court St. Therese C. D. A. chapter at Whittemore will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.,in St. Michael's hall here. Charter members will be honored as well as past grand regents. A program is planned and there will be cards and^'door prizes. All women are invited with special invitation to the West Bend Court. THESE WOMEN are the daughters of some of the charter members of the Union Township Mothers and Daughters club which observed its 60th anniversary on February 10 at a banquet at the First Methodist church in Algona, with 51 present. Pictured from left to right are Ada Hofius, daughter of Mrs Dearchs; Ethel Gardner, daughter of Mrs. Cy Ward; Jessie Sarchet, daughter of Mrs. Presley Sarchet; and Helen Vogel Burt, whose mother was Mrs. George Carroll. 51 Photo by Mike Stillman. Silver Tea •I WhiltSMors Teeter ties | scoring record, — See Page 5 Inside — TWO LADIES who have been members of the Union Township Mothers and Daughters club for 50 years or more are Maine Win kel (left) and Ada Hofius. Anna Zanke, not pictured, has belonged to the group that long also. '1 he club had its beginning in 1906 when it was organized at the home ot P O . ... . Q, • 1 1 -- „ n No Bear shot at Burt last week Persistent reports that bear has been shot in the Burt area the past week have proved false, according to local authorities. The reported shooting of the bear arose after several persons reported seeing a strange animal or "monster" in the Burt area Sunday and Monday nights. The bear was reported to have been shot and was hanging on the Pat Bradley farm for public view but this report too was spiked by Bradley, who said he knew nothing about it. Wayne Keith member of 25-year club Frost causes two accidents Friday night A Mason City man was badly cut when his car went out of control east of Algona about midnight Friday. The crash was one of two within an hour of each other, partly caused by frosty and slick highways. John A. Johnson, 44, of Mason City, was taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment of lacerations on the face and leg, one of which was about 3 inches in length. He was driving a 1966 Ford east on highway 18 and just over the hill past the Star-Lite Drive In theatre, his car went out of control. The machine went off the right side into the ditch, throwing him out. He landed under the right rear wheel, which broke off, Patrolman Tom Cogdall, Algona,, and Jerry Mitchael, Humboldt, investigated. Johnson was ,aken by ambulance to St. Ann lospital where he was still a >atient Saturday morning. Two area men were credit* ed with helping Johnson from beneath the car. Omer Kunkel, Britt, saw the accident and immediately rendered aid. He took the jack from his car and hiked the Johnson machine from Johnson's body. Shortly after, Don Jorengson, employed at the courthouse, came upon the seen*, and he pulled his car in front of the Johnson Ford so that it would be a brace and not allow the car to fall back off the jack onto Johnson's body. Cogdall said the car was equipped with.seat belts.but they were not in use. A RURAL Algona'girl escaped injury about, 10:55 p.in. Friday when the car she was driving went out of control and into the ditch about 300 yards past the bridge just west of Algona on he McGregor blacktop. She is Linda L. Buscher, 17, of Algona, who was returning to ler parent's farm when the accident occurred. The Plymouth station wagon she was driving nad extensive damage. She lost control of the car on the frosty blacktop and the machine slid off into the ditch. She was examined by a local doctor and released, apparently suffering only bumps and bruises. Cogdall investigated this crash too. Boy's sectional begins Feb. 21 Sectional tournament action for class A and B Kossuth county teams will open next Monday night, Feb. 21. Play will be on Monday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Armstrong will host the area Class A meeting. On Monday night, Ringsted meets Swea City at 7:30 p.m. The winner of this game faces Titonka at 7 p.m. on Thursday while Armstrong and Meredith Willson's master- j Emmetsburg Catholic collide at piece, "The Music Man," will be j 8:30 p.m. The winners meet on given by the Garrigan high j Saturday night, Feb. 28, at 7:30 school music department in the j p m . f 0r the district berth at Garrigan gym Feb. 17, 20 and •, Garrigan. 21. j Host for the Class B sectional Director John Sterba is assist-1 will be Lakota. Burt and Cylin- VVayne Keith, Algona, today | C( j by Sister Mary Ignatius, PB- der meet at 7 p.in. Monday while I became a member of the 25-1 yjv^ an d sister Mary Virginia i Lakota goes against Ledyard at Henry Engstrom, 75, of Algona, dies Saturday Henry Carl Engstrom, 75, of Algona, died Saturday morning t his home following a series of strokes. He was born Nov. 13, 1890 a Wesley, son of August and ; Hed da Thorn Engstrom. He received his schooling in Wesley. He was married to Camilla Nelson, April 25, 1923 here. The couple fanned 22 years in the Good Hope area and nine years near Wesley, retiring to Algona in 1954. Services are today (Monday), 1:30 p.m. at the First Congregational church, Rev. Frank Harcey officiating with burial in East Lawn. McCullough's funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Surviving besides his wife, are a son and two daughters. They re Robert and (Elaine), Mrs. Ro jert Deal, both Algona, and (May Ann), Mrs. John Beuthein, of Vlundelein, 111. Also surviving are wo brothers, Otto, Algona, Os car, Ottumwa and a sister, Mrs Everett Harris, Calif., and ten grandchildren. His parents, two sisters and a brother are deceased. Garrigan dates "Music Man" Feb. 17-21 Willson's master- Mrs. George Carroll. Photo by Mike Stillman. Year Club at the National Farm Institute held at the Hotel Fort Des Moines here. Marie, PBVM. Portraying Harold Mill will be Robert Nichols, while Marian Pa- 8:30 p.m. that night. On Thurs day, Lincoln-Central meets the Burt-Cylinder winner at 7 p.m. County tax figures now completed County Treasurer Rosella Voigt reports the tax compilations have now been received by her office and people can pay their taxes at any time. The compilation this year was held up until late in December because of a ruling by the state tax commission ordering a reassessment of farm buildings. This was thrown out by the courts, but by the time that happened the work had not, and could not be done until after the court's ruling. The tax records were completed and turned over to the treasurer's office Friday by County Auditor Marc Moore. Meeting on gas dated at LuVerne A meeting sponsored by the gas company will be held at the LuVerne town hall this week Th" 9 5 Year Club is a select |roo will be played by Victoria | and Rake goes against the La- group of participants, who have iMcGuire^ ' kota-Ledyard winner. attended 25 years or more of the 28 years the Institute has been held. Wednesday, Feb. 16. Films of | Committee of gas advantages will be shown"" 1 and a proposition for bringing The National Farm Institute is an annual agricultural i'orum conducted by the Agricultural the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce aim a prupuau.un 1U1 6 ». B at which nationally and interna- gas service to LuVerne will be j tionally recognized Agricultural discussed The meeting is spon- leaders discuss current topics of sored bv Hie North Central Pub- major importance to American lie Service Co. of Algona. Coffee ' and world agriculture. 1 he topic and doughnuts will be served. " f thic 1Q ™ fnr " m held veste ' r ' ! APPRECIATION DAYS Whittemore — Appreciation i Days will be held this week, Tu- :esday at the Whittemore Coop| erative Elevator and Wednesday 'at the Hobarton branch of the Elevator, from 9 a.m. until 4. I Chamber. of this 1966 forum, held yesterday and today, was "What's Ahead For The Family Farm"? Keith was presented a certificate acknowledging his 25 years of participation in the Institute by Don B. Grau, secretary of the Agricultural Committee of the Most of Lotts Creek joins Sentral district At a combined hearing of the Kossuth and Palo Alto Boards of Education Wednesday night at the Kossuth County Courthouse, portions of four sections in the Lotts Creek school district were deleted from the petition to join the Sentral Community School District. They allowed all the rest of Lotts Creek and Sentral to go together. The four which were deleted were portions of sections 27, 26, 23, and 22. Reasons for their withdrawal were two-fold: to straighten the boundary lines and to honor objections to the petition. The Lotts Creek Rural Independent school is in a non- operating district and a petition had been signed by 90% of the voters to join the Sentral Community School District. A vote will be taken probably within the month.

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