Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 31, 1966 · Page 1
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State Historical Sooiaty lowa cuty, ALMANAC HANS TOWARDS AIR FORCt AC ADI MY AFTIH GRADUATION . . . BUILDING PERMITS James Geelan, remodel and install fireplace in basement, 91500. WEDDING PERMITS Don. M. Stephen, Goldfield, and Eleanor Rockwood, Lu Verne; John J. Bellinger, Fenton, and Georgia Marlow, Lone Rock. ALOONA MARKETS New Corn $1.12 Beans $2.69 Oats 68c (Markets furnished weekly by Hobarton Branch of Whittemore Elevator.) ALGONA WEATHER High March 25 28 March 26 ___;._ 34 March 27 — March 28 45 March 29 49 March 30 — FARM AUCTIONS Low Snow 11 19 18 33 35 First All-state team Teeters greatest sports By Julian Chri»ehill«» To a high school athlete who has had more sports thrills than most kids dream about, selection on the Des Moines Register's No. 1 All-state team was the top thrill for Whittemore's Dale Teeter. "Coach Stephenson got a telephone call from Bob Brown (Fort Dodgo Messenger sports editor) that I had the No. 2 I DP A team in the morning (Friday)/' Dalo Mid Tuosday, "But tho Register's No, 1 team camo at a complete surprise." Dale's dad, Martin "Butch" Potratz, Whittemore service station operator, was waiting for the paper boy Sunday a.m. But Dale had pretty well resigned himself to a second or third team selection. HE IS the second youngest of five children. He has a preschool brother, two older sisters — one married — and ah older brother in the Air Force. His mother is the former Edna Nordstrom of Algona. Her first husband, Don Teeter, died in 1952. The family lived in Algona until her marriage to Mr, Potratz in 1960. At that time, Dale was a fifth grader at the Bryant school. "I'd never played any basketball to speak of until we moved to Whittemore. Then in the middle of my sixth grade, I became interested. At Whittemore, there are just two things to do — play has- ketball or baseball." Dale attended junior high, seventh and eighth grades at Whittemore, then came to Algona as a freshman when the two schools were consolidated. THE CENTER of basketball activity at Whittemore was the Milton Espe home, where action on a dirt driveway was almost constant. Dale played lots of ball with both Craig fispe, a a member of the state tournament team this, year, and older brother Brian Espe, who played with the Algona state tournament consolation champions; in 1964. "One of my first goals, was, to beat Howie Medin (who is now a student at State College \ of Iowa). He was a good basketball player and 1 thought if ii could beat him one-on-one, I< had it made." , Dale admits that he accomplished that feat when he was a freshman in high school a,nd Howie was a freshman at SCI, four years ago. "Craig (Espe) and I both set e goal when we were in eighth grade. We both wanted to earn a letter at A (gone high school when we were sophomores," Dale recalls. Both accomplished that feat, Espe as a regular with the Algona team last year and Dale as the important "6th man" with the Bulldog's fine 1963-64 team. Dale has been contacted by about two dozen colleges and universities so far. "The only big ones are Drake and Minnesota." He said he has never heard from the State University of Iowa. "I GUESS you could say I'm leaning towards the Air Force Academy right now," he added. "But there is nothing definite yet. 1 plan to visit Drake and Minnesota before 1 make up my mind." Don Hemmingsen, Algona soft water dealer and an active reservist in the Air Force, interested Dale in the Academy when he was a sophomore. He has been working closely with him since that time and secured an appointment this year. Teeter also has been offered an appointment in the Army at West Point. The head basketball coach of the Air Force, Bob Spear, was expected in Algona yesterday for a visit with Teeter and his family. Spear is returning from a visit in Ohio. Dale is a "C" student and will probably spend a year at the Air Force Academy prep school prior to entrance into the Academy, if he decides to attend there. "I'll like that," he adds, "it will give me an extra year of basketball competition. Back to basketball activity at Whittemore. A short time ago, lights were put up on an asphalt court near the St. Michael's Catholic church and the Whittemore cage enthusiasts played until 10 and 11 o'clock at night many times with 10 or 15 on a team. Dale and his family are Luth- erans. IF DALE had any let-downs it was probably shortly after mid- season when the Advance dis^ covered that he did not hold the all-time career record for points at Algona high school, as was previously announced. "I didn't think I'd ever break the record then," he said. "Someone figured I would need a 26-point average through all season games and three district games and with the competition in this district, it looked pretty hopeless." in fact, he would have fallen 13 points short had not Algona won the district and moved into sub-state play. During the six tournament games, Dale averaged 24.5 points, a shade under his season's average of 24.7. He hauled down 79 rebounds, hit 35 of 49 free throws for a 74.5 per cent average and shot 51.9 per cent from the field on 56 .field goals of 108 attempts. Certainly, he deserved the No. 1 all-state rating — the first ever awarded to an Algona high school basketball player. (Tom Waller was a No. 1 all-state foot* ball selection in 1962). >'Qur competitor never disputes this fact i- the Advance has the largest PAID circulation in Kossuth County" April 9 — Lawrence & Wilbur Doege farm sale, at farm locat ed V/2 east, 1 north, Vi east and first place north on west side of road from Burt. Full line of farm machinery. Raymond Spencer and Ronald Peck, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk. Full sale details next week. MAYOR'S COURT Flora June Cook, Emmetsburg, speeding. $8; Georgia Ann Voigt, of Fenton, speeding, $8; Wilma C. Haupert, Algona, failure to have control, $10; Ralph E. Hurlburt, Swea City, improper use of muffler, $5; Richard Black. Algona, speeding, $5. ST. ANN BIRTHS March 24 — Mr. and Mrs. James Boudewyns, Algona, girl, 9 Ib. 9 oz. March 25 — Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Graettinger, Algona, boy, 7 Ib. 6Va oz. March 27 — Mr. and Mrs. Louis Reilly, Algona, girl, 6 Ib. 2 oz. March 28 — Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Abbas, Whittemore, girl, 8 Ib. 2Ms oz. NEW COURT CASES S. L. Loss vs." Roger C. Scott, $1200, damage case; Mary Anderson vs. Clarence and Annie Anderson, farm lease hearing; First National Bank, Elmore, Minn. vs. C. A. Schiefelbein, $2,000 check case; Alfred L. Erickson vs. Martha Will, appointment of guardian for person and conservator of property; Brodkey Jewelry vs. James Perdue, $184 account case; Willard Thompson vs. Consolidated Coop. Creamery, $39.71 damage case. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Alqona H Entered n lecontl claw mfttt«r, Dtc. t. 1908. ot Algeria) Iowa, Dosfo'flei unrtsr Ac^ of Conaress Match 8 1879 VOL. 66—NO. 26 THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA 20 PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS unty vance 14th annual 4-H day here Saturday LINDA DODDS President HELEN SKOW Vic* President KATHY BESCH Secretary DIANE BODE Historian March 24 — Alfred Weber, of Bancroft, medical; Darlene Barber, Estherville. medical; Adolph Larson, Algona, medical. March 24 — Randy Faber, Algona, medical; Holland Nagel, Algona, medical; Maxine Laubenthal, West Bend, medical. March 25 — Mrs. Martha Grandgenett. Algona, medical; Mrs. Susan Crapser, Algona, medical. March 26 —• Mrs. Madeline Doocy, Bancroft, medical; Charlotte Nash, Algona, medical. March 27 — Emma Knary, of LuVerne, medical. Evelyn Kunkel, Corwith, surgery. March 28 — Edward Mawdsley, Algona, medical; Dale Wi den, Corwith, medical; William Gengler, Whittemorej medical. March 29 — Eva Punlap, Al gona, medical; Donald C. Hutchison, Algona, medical; Ruth Weber, Whittemore, medical; Elna Buffington, Burt, medical; Nick Bormann, Livermore, medical. March 30— Mary Kathryn Erpelding, Whittemore, medical. NEW VEHICLES Leonard G. Kenne, Whittemore, Honda; Donald C. Haase, Algona, Honda; Larry S. Scob- ba, Algona, Honda; Keith F. Bollinger, Fenton, Chev. trk.; Lone Rock Co-op. Exch. Co., Lone Rock, Chev. trk.; Hugh M. Black, Algona, Chev. p/u; Forrest T. Gilmore, Whittemore, Chev. p/u; Kemna Mtr. Co., Bancroft, Chev.; Eugene Petersen, Armstrong, Dodge; Donald W. Jorgenson, Algona, Rambler; Frank or Clara M. Smouse, Swea City, Chev.; Albert or Bertha Bullock, Lone Rock, Dodge; John H. Ufkes, Woden, Merc.; Ferdinand H. or Eliz. L. Ostwald, Whittemore, Ford; Charles D. Hewett, Swea City, Chev.; Myrtle J. Peterson, Swea City, Chev.; Robert G. Slobe, Algona, Ford; Elmer H. Riggert, Whittemore, Ford; Michael H. or Emily A. Koppen, Whittemore, Buick; Philip J. Jaren, Titonka, Chev.; Thomas J. (Continued on page 6) Start district court trial on $125,000 damage case; gas explosion Jury drawn in WAYNE BANWART President TOM LYNCH Vice President BOB BOLENEUS Secretary STEVE DETRICK Historian * Officers of 4-H clubs to set up displays here The 14th Annual Algona 4-H Day will be held Saturday. It is sponsored by the Algona Chamber of Commerce, which feels it is beneficial for town and country people to become better acquainted. The eight county 4-H officers, four boys and four girls, are pic tured above. The president and vice-president of each organization have been invited to be guests of a store or place of business that afternoon. A space in a display window or a table inside will be usec to publicize the 4-H work or some project on which the club is working. These displays will be set up in the morning so they can be viewed by visitors. The leaders of each group have been asked to assist the two officers of each club in setting up the displays. THERE ARE about 900 youth in Kossuth County who are engaged in 4-H work, having 43 clubs and 43 displays. It is of interest to them to come to Al(Continued on Page 6) Two Algonans to patrol school John Gilbert and Dean Vos- ;er, both of Algona, have been accepted to attend the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol Academy at Camp Dodge April 18 to May 18. These two men were among 70 selected for the Academy from about 700 applications. And the only two from District 7 which includes seven counties: Kossuth, Humboldit, Pocahontas, Wright, Calhoun, Webster, and Hamilton. Dean Voster came to the Algona area about three years ago and is the clerk for the Drivers Examiner. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gilbert. He graduated from AHS and has been in service. Snow falls, gets broken ribs Bode — Don Hood if recovering from injuries suffered Friday in a freak accident at his farm home. Mr. Hood was on the tractor removing snow near 9 cattle shed when snow slid off the roof of the shed, knocking him gff the tractor. He has several broken ribs and is a patient at Ft. Dodg* Lutheran hospital. 18 teachers resign in Algona schools The Board of Education of the Algona Community School Dis- rict has accepted resignations from the following 18 teachers for the school year 1966-67. Elementary — Jean Lemmon, kindergarten; Madonna Skog- strom, kindergarten; Sharon Ristau, first grade; Donna Bonnstetter, second; June Krull, second; Marlene Hulstein, third; Emily Nevitt, third; Jean Pettie- cord, fourth; Katherine Misbach, sixth; Hazel Markovetz, sixth; Hattie Wilson, elementary supervisor. Junior-Senior High— Kathryn Weber, physical education; Christine McCullough, junior high English; Carol Ford, junior high English; Esther Quinby, math; Loraine R-aed, English; Gerald Soper, social studies and audiovisual; Carol Wisman, homemaking. The other members of the teaching staff have accepted contracts. Two members will be added to the staff for next year — one for band and one for driver education, making a full time equivalence of approximately 93 teachers. Breaks finger in accident Monday Ed Kisch caught the forefinger of his left hand in a drive belt between the steel cable and pulley on a boom of a dragline Monday about 2:30 p.m. The operator of the drag, John Alt man Jr., stopped the machinery and Mr. Kisch was taken to t local doctor. A bone in the fin ger was broken, the finger bad ly cut, bruised and the finger nail torn off. Reding Sand and Gravel Co were working northeast of AJ- gona helping the Algona Muni- explosion case A jury was selected Tuesday and testimony began Wednesday morning in a $125,000 damage suit by Marvin G. Lovell, 38 of Emmetsburg, against the Skelly Oil Co., Donald T. and Jeanne Hemmingsen, personally and as owners of the Algona Skelgas Service and Culh'gan oft Water. The case grew out of an explosion Jan. 29, 1963 at the Northwestern Bell Telephone office here. A bottle gas tank exploded during construction of the addition. Three persons, including Lovell, were injured, he most ser- ously. In his petition, he claimed he suffered from shock, a ruptured liver, ruptured spleen a broken elbow and burns on his face and body. Gene Kelling, Nashua and Kenneth Webb, Emmetsburg, also working for the Higley Construction Co. at the time, were also injured but not seriously. DURING the work, gas tanks were used to fuel portable heaters being used during the cold weather. In the petition, the plaintiff claims the gas tanks were removed after the explosion and the plaintiff had no way of examining them. The $125,000 suit is one of the largest ever filed in a single case in this county. The jury was selected Tuesday and includes the following: Helen Valvick, Ledyard; Florence Guerdet, Armstrong; Violet Gostsch, LuVerne; Wayne Purple Heart award tt PVT. MICHAEL DIXON The Purple Heart was awarded Pfc. Michael E. Dixon, Bancroft, on March 24 at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital by a Navy doctor. The gold medal is attached to a purple and white ribbon and is awarded by all the U.S. Armed forces to men wounded in combat. Pfc. Dixon received a gunshot ,'ound in the left leg on March 5 near BenCat, South Viet Nam roin a sniper bullet. He was vith the 1st Division of the Army in the infantry. He was evacuated to the Base Camp af- er a three hour ride on a stretcher. His leg was put in a cast here. The tibia, or large bone of cipal Utilities repair damage to the highline after the storm. Mr. Kisch is one of Reeling's employees. POSTPONE OPENING The official spring opening of the Starlite Drive-In theatre has been postponed from Friday of this week until Friday, April 8, because of mud and snow from last week's storm according to manager Ray Langfitt. LIGHTNING STRIKES Burt — Lightning struck the Dennis Meister home during the storm, blew out all windows but there was no fire. The Mei- sters stayed at the Bernard Meister home. Mann, Burt; Margaret Elbert, Algona; Daniel Fisher, Algona; Marlene Gray, Swea City; Ber nadine Loebach, Whittemore; Hazel Larson, Burt; Albert Sleper, Lakota; Grace Chrischilles, Algona; Bliss McAdarns, Algona; and Everett Steven, Sexton. A NUMBER of other new cases were filed in district court this week. A suit for $1200 foi six head of cattle was filed by S. L. Loss, Algona, against Roger C. Scott. The suit grew out of an accident in which Loss alleges a car driven by Scot struck a herd of 50 cattle he was herding along a road in Plum Creek township on Nov 26, 1965. Four of the cattle were killed and two more were so badly in jured thoy had to bo disposed he leg, was broken. The next day, March 16, he was flown to ,he hospital in the Philippine Islands and on the 21st Dixon arrived at Travis Air Force Base in California where the cast was replaced. At the Great Lakes Naval Hospital surgery was be there for five or six months; it is expected that bone grafting will be necessary later. There are three service men from the Army on the same floor Dixon is on in the Navy Hospital which is noted for its orthopedic department. The Armed Services try to hospitalize the wounded as near home as possible. Mrs. Dixon is the former Carol Markovetz, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Markovetz a teacher at Lucia Wallace school. The Dixons were married April 4, 1965. He left for Viet Nam on September 23, 1965 from Fort Riley, Kansas. Mrs. Dixon learned of his injury in a letter on March. 21 from him. She had received no official notice from the government. His address is Pfc. Michael E. Dixon RA 17703665, Great La- Ices Naval Hospital, E3, Great Lakes, 111. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Dixon, Bancroft, There are two married sisters who live in California. Mrs. Dixon plans to leave Algona Friday to make her home with an aunt, Mr. and Mrs. William Morrill in Chicago so she can be near him. Both drivers are charged in crash The drivers of two cars involved in an intersection accident were each charged with failure to enter an intersection safely. Geneva D. Elbert was headed south on Jones street and Daniel J. Merryman, west on North street. Both said they had stopped for the school stop signs but they collided in the west lane of traffic. Estimated damage to the Elbert vehicle was $250 to the left front fender and radiator. The Merryman auto had about $150 dam- performed on March 24th and]age to the right front fender the bone was pinned. He will and door. of, Loss states in the petition. He charges four counts of negligence on Scott's part. A suit was filed by Mary Anderson against Clarence W. and Annie Anderson charging that the defendants did not vacate a farm she had been leasing to them since May 10, 1962, when she terminated the lease on Nov. 1, 1965. She asks a hearing on the case. First National Bank of Elmore, Minn, against C. A. Schiefelbein. The plaintiff charges that on Feb. 21, 1966, the defendant delivered a check for $2,000 drawn on the Farmers Trust and Savings Bank of Buffalo p§n* ter to Gene Woodcock. Subsequently, Woodcock cached the check on Feb. 33, 19£6 at the Elmore bank. Later, ap. cording to the plaintiff, Sphj.e? felbein stopped payment on. A CHECK charge involving a check. The bank a^ks for $2,000 check was filed by the plus 5% interest ia tb,e

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