Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 16, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 16, 1966
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"IMOP THE AOVANCt OftOCIRY A0$ IVIftY Wtf K - AND SAVI" State Historical Society City, to speak at A.H.S. Commencement for 104 tors of the Algona high school will be held Tuesday night, May 31 it 8 pm. at the neW high school stadium, providing the weatherman cooperates.' , ifMakar f«r th» fvant will lM> Or, Ofatn Ltggott, Pr«sl« d«nt of Orlnntll Collage. Dr. Ltggttt will also address a |t4ht luncheon of th» three Alfjona Mrvlce clubs at Hie Alfftna Country Club the following noon, Wednesday, Juno *• • . Dr, Leggett was appointed President at Grlnnell on July lit, 1965 and assumed his duties Sept. 1. Prior to coming to Grinnell, he had served as provost at the University of W at Seattle, . BACCALAUREATE will be held Sunday evening, May 29 a 8 p.m. with Rev; Frank Harcej of the First Congregationa church in Algona as guest spea ' : "' '' Other events on the May cal endar for Algona high school include;" , '•••'•.••,-.'.•: '• May 24—High School Awards Assembly at 9 p.m.UThe general public is invited to the balcony of the auditorium for this event. Included in the assembly will be announcements of all awards for miscellaneous student activities in the Junior-senior high school. There will be no classes in any grades on Memorial day, Mon-> day,: May 30 with the finalday of regular classes to be on Wednesday, June 1. Dismissal that day will be at 2 p.m. Pupils will return to classes for a short time between 2 and 3 p.m. on June 2 for their final grades and.other instructions. Alflono Kojiuth Com •' • * '''••'•'"'• • . ' • ' Enter* o» Mttnd «MM tnatWr, Ott. I, 1*08, of AlfoiW, Iowa, Sdill Dwtoffiet under Act cf Corw«u March •. 1179 VOL, 66-NO. if MONDAY/MAY 14,1144 - ALOONA, IOWA * 8 PAGES IN 1 SICTION DR. GLENN LEGGETT retired St. Joe farmer, dies * A retired; Stv **£ farmer, Joseph FrdUnlef; 74, died Thurs day morning at St. Ann hospi t»l. H^-had ; .be&n, ill for-.abou a weekT'""" " i**™***"™*^*''*^ .",.-,-Funeral services were -hel< Saturday morning,at the St. Jo seph church with Father Leo C Schumacher officiating. Buria was in the St. Joseph cemeter with the Hamilton Funeral home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Richard Berts, Michael Berte, Dennis Berte, Steven Berte, Charles Streit and Robert Frei- lihger. : He was born May 5, 1892 at St. Joe and lived his entire life in the area. His parents were Peter and Anna Freilinger. He was never married. three sisters and one brother survive. They are Sister Mary Sienna, O.S.F., Mt. St. Francis Hospital, Dubuque; Sister Mary Gervase, O.S.F., St. Anthony Orphanage, Sioux City; Mrs, Anna Berte, Bode; and John Freilinr ger, 1 St. Joe. Last concert fcr school groups The vocal music departmen of the Algona school will give its final performance of the school year Wednesday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in the high school audi torium. The theme for the con cert is "Showtime On Broadway' with many show tunes and mu sic from the films presented Performing will be the mixe chorus, Lyric Girls chorus, Ban Girls chorus, Symphonettes, and five small vocal groups, The public is invited with no admission charge for an evening of delightful and exciting music, RESIGNS AT RINGSTEO The Ringsted school board has accepted the resignation of high school principal Clarence Devine. Devine resigned to accept a similar position at Centerville, Iowa. The board also approved a contract for Miss Marilyn BoJ- inger of Lone Rock to teach the fourth grade. Reuben Olson of Bancroft dies Wednesday Bancroft — Reuben J. J. Olson, 63, died last Wednesday av lis farm home near Bancroft. The body was discovered by a sister, Agnes Olson. He had suffered a heart ailment for several years. He was born at Bancroft and received his education in the Bancroft schools. He farmed in the area his entire life and never married. Survivors are seven sisters They are: Mrs. John Holland o: Lakefield, Minn.; Mrs. Dan Sanders of Pebley, Calif.; Mrs. Dave Frietz of Swea City; Mrs. May nard White of Chatfield; Minn. Alice and Esther Olson, both of St. Paul; and Agnes of Bancroft. ,^-He was,, a lifetime member of, :iive""Bancroft^ Ba~p'tist '•''• church" where services were held Satur* day, the Hey. A. W. Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery at 'Bancroft. Trial before jury opens in accident case Trial was scheduled to begin today (Monday) in a damage case brought as the result of an accident six miles west and a mile north of Swea City Sept. 27, 1964. In the accident cars driven by Sylvester Elbert and Mrs. Sheryl Sanftner collided. In the Sanftner car were three children, James, Larry and Paul Sanftner. Mr. Sanftner on behalf of his sons filed cases against Mr. Sylvester claiming damages. In the trial cases brought in behalf of James and Larry are combined for the purposes of the trial. Jurors were selected Friday afternoon to appear today to begin hearing testimony. The jurors are Shirley Sorenson, Algona, Eunice Vaudt, Fenton, Albert Loeschen, Titonka, Mary Eisenhower, Buffalo Center, Irene Day, LuVerne, Jens Sorensen, Algona, Art Renger, Bancroft, Laura Becker, Irvington, Dale Wegner, Lone Rock, Floy Marlow, Lone Rock, James Haverly, Wesley, and Myrtle Ri- Hope to have TV election on June 15 The Algona city council and Mayor Finn gave the green tight to a city-wide election on Cable TV and a census of the town Wednesday night at the regular city council .meeting. A potition of at least M tig*; natures from all four wards in Algona was presented to Mayor Finn on behalf of the Community TV Towor Co. of Algona. After four legal publications, it is hoped to have the vote on the qiiettion on Wednesday, Juno 15. Four local businessmen have formed the company, asking fo a franchise to install and oper ate a signal receiving and distr bating system. The men are Gordon L. Winkel, C. W. Conn George Allen and Eugene Fau •• •• , - , 4 > i ^r» \ ,\ A y,a •**./> I city census Escapes serious in jury as f ruck hits train ? r^ * * stich. THE COUNCIL also approve forthcoming census after receiving information from the bureau of Census. It is expected toe census will cost•• about $1,411 on the estimate of a population of 5950 for Algona at the present time. In tho 1960 census, tho population was 5702. A representative of the Bureau of Census will bo in Algona sometime within tho next 60 to 90 days to sot up the actual census-taking and it is expected to have the census completed by late this sum- A ntimbsr of Iowa towns have already taken a census, mainly to increasb their amount of state aid. About $10 is paid to the oity for each resident by the .state of Iowa for the road use cund and from the state liquor tax profits. Since the next national cen 3us will not take place uriti 1970, a total of about $30 for Lhe three-year period per per son would be made available to the city. Projecting this on the basis of an estimated J 250 popu lation increase, the funds would amount to approximately $7,500, far more than the cos of the census. > HOWARD SMITH, Mason City engineer, visited with the council on the forthcoming curb and gutter project. A proposal of about 34,000 feet of curb and gutter for a number of Algona areas has been submitted TWO ESTHERVILLE MEN were injured, neither seriously, when the Pepsi-Cola truck one of them was driving struck the second of four diesel engines pulling a Milwaukee railroad freight train a mile west of Whittemore at its intersection with highway 44. The train was disconnected and the diesels are shown in the background. The truck swerved into the white door at lower left'. Area farmers who the second engine on the wet,. slippery highway, happened by used shovels to.dig.^he large hole be- bounced off and caromed southwest into a fence. neath the door and freed Schneider. Full story ac- Passenger Gary Schneider, 27, was thrown clear in companies this Picture _ , T indhorst the area at right where pop cases are scattered. The Photo by Sheriff Ralph Lmdhorst. driver, Douglass Higgins, 22, was pinned beneath ,, ^ ^ * who moved to Dubuque; referred a request from Mrs. Isabelle Dahl that Williams street be closed between McGregor and College streets to the Planning and Zoning Commission; authorized an agreement be Irawn up for the Everds Bros. irm to handle blacktopping and sealing of city streets and lave the agreement ready for approval by the council at next meeting; and adopted chardson, LuVerne. J. P. Studer, Algona, was chosen alternate. WIN! DEBATE HONOR Vicki Steil, Algona, was awarded a first-year certificate at a recognition dinner for debaters at Ames last week Wednesday. but it is doubtful if the project can be put through this year. Rather, it is hoped to have the letting later this year and work will then begin next spring. Property owners would pay a special assessment for the work. Meanwhile, voluntary curb and gutter projects will proceed as usual. The council authorized an ex penditure of $100 towards the cost of a sanitary sewer to Dave Merryman for a new hou se in the south part of town with Merryman to pay the re mainder of the costs, The city attorney was author ized to prepare an agreement to extend the sanitary sewer t "Champ" Martin's new apartment house at the southwest part of town and the city attorney was authorized to enter in- Gets S 10,000 in 1963 auto crash its a .0 an agreement when the de- ails are worked out. BOB BOMGAAR5, represent- ng the Algona Junior Chamber Swonson's gef permit A *ontra$i for an **timaUd $100,000 has been let to Hit Cowan Corp. of Algona for remodeling and improvement* on • ntw Swtnion groctry ftort here. A byilding permit for that amoynt was obtained from the City of Alfona Friiliy, Th» f wanton Stor«, | M . of Cherokee, obtained a ptrmit for a one-itory addition, 50 y !?§', to the former Council 0*k building on Nebraska street. The tuilding if owe* by Jftj KMflt. ^ boyw *jid garage we*t o* the kviUipt taVf bf»n mwwl frojn tht proRtrty and eon»tru«llfn will hffW- fhortly »cc 0 rdm 9 to tht resolution approving establishment of a Civil Defense agency for the City of Algona and Kossuth County. For the first time, all 12 county towns are now a part of the Kossuth County League of Municipalities and all municipal officials are members of the group. Sidewalk Art Show hero June 10 The annual Algona Sidewalk Art Show will be held on Friday, June 10, it was announced this week by the Chamber of Commerce. Appointed co-chairmen were Wally Mesing and Lawrence Hutzell. Cliff Carlson Wesley artist, again will work closely with the local group. It was also announced that Ridiculous Day will be held Friday, July 29 here with Erv Wiltgen chairman of a committee A district court jury Wednesday brought in a verdict for $10,000 in favor of Luke Youngwirth and against-the State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. The case came from an accident Oct. 6, 1963, when a truck driven by Thomas Youngwirth, son of Luke, was wrecked and Thomas was killed. Thomas was driving for the Wesley Coop which had a policy with the Star te Farm firm. The insurance company contended the policy did not cover the situation in which the younger Youngwirth was killed. In a previous trial the judge gave a directed verdict in favor oi the insurance company, but this was appealed and the su preme court said the evidence was for the jury to decide. It was retried, starting last week Vlonday. Jurors were Mrs. Don Prieskorn, Algona, foreman, Floy Marlow, Burt, Ralph Reding, Ottosen, 'Bertha Greinert, Whittemore, Herman Tjarks, Titonka, John Bormann, Livermore, Laura Becker, Irvington, Mary Beth Hamilton, Burt, Irene Day, Lu Verne, Louis Wehrspan, Whittemore, Shirley Walders, Armstrong, and Nancy Morrall, Algona. The jury was out on the case only a hour and 20 minutes. The Winkel and Winkel law firm represented Youngwirth. of Commerce, received permission for the local JayCees to aegin a "house number" project. The JayCees plan to paint the house number on the curb in front of Algona homes, with an estimated cost of $1.00 per house. They will solicit home owners and it will of course be strictly voluntary project. JayCees point out a number of other clubs in the state have handled the project with good results. The numbers would be easily visible and at night. from the street In other business, the council approved the tPpoJAtment oi Bill Studer to the Playground Comm., replacing Steve Ostrum consisting of Chuck Hinken, Chuck Sheakley and Ed Wolfe. To W«btt«r City for till* mailing A group of Algona attorneys and abstractors traveled to Webster City Thursday for the annual Iowa Title Institute. Lawyers attending the day-long sessions were Messrs. Verne Me Clure, Joe Lyncn, Jim Andrea sen, Russ Buchanan, Eldon Win. kel, Louis Nitchals, E. C. McMa hon, Lawrence Wiokel and Bing MacDonald. Abstracters taking part were Allen Buchanan and Jun, Peterson. Ledyard approves natural gas, 74 -4 Voters at a special election in —— Lela Hof, 73, of LuVerne, dies Friday LuVerne — Lela Grace Hof '3 of LuVerne, died Friday at ,he Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge. She suffered a stroke Vlonday and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the LuVerne Methodist church with Rev. Roy Biesemeyer officiating. Burial will be in the Lu Verne cemetery with the Blake funeral home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers will be Percy Brink, Lawrence Miller, Stanley. Genrich, George Studer, Wayne Sanford, John Voss Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Van Hansen, E. B. Thomas, John Voss Sr. and Paul Blumer. Lela Grace Chambers was born in Rockford, Iowa on Feb 24, 1893, the daughter of G. F and Grace Chambers. She was married to Edward Hof Sept. 2, 1914 at LuVerne. •;<• .* Two Estherville men narrowly escaped serious/injury or death Wednesday afternoon when their Pepi-Cola truck, owned by the Dix Bottling Co. of Estherville, struck a Milwaukee freight train a mile west of Whittemore at about 3:20 p.m. on a wet and slick highway 44. Tho pair were taken to the Palo Alto Memorial hospital at Emmotsburg for treatment but their injuries are not believed to be serious. They were: Gary Schneider, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schneider of on Ledyard Thursday awarded a gas franchise to the North Cental Public Service Co. of Algona. The vote was 74 in favor and 4 against. The franchise is non-exclusive as required by state law and is for a 25-year period. Under its terms the company will request the allotment of gas from the Federal Power Commission and then install the gas system underground in town. All costs of the procurment of gas and the installation of the system as well as the election costs are to be paid for by the company. The vote in Ledyard gives North Central the fourth fran- chise in area towns in recent, months and makes the overall | The couple farmed for many possibilities of natural gas in the | years in the LuVerne area, mov area more leasable. The earliest ing to town about 10 years ago . possible date for natural gas is Mrs. Hof was active in the WS 1967 and is dependant upon the I CS of the church, the Tuesda Federal Power Commission de- Club and Memorial Society, cision for gas in the area. Hej . husband surv i ves as does Voters at Bancroft will go to < one daughter, Thelma, Mrs. Ha . ^~^ . . i » ni . _^_ . _ i»?;ii;_ .** "C* the polls on a similar election this Thursday. rold Tra~uger; a son. William E. Hof, Mankato, Minn.; 6 grand- BROTHER DIES Whittemore — children dren. Mrs. Nick Thilges recently learned of the death of a brother in Germany of a heart attack. Mrs. Thilges and another brother Father Charles Ernst, Estherville, will leave Wednesday of this week for a trip to Germany. and 2 great-grandchil- West Bend, who was a passenger in the truck. He was learning the route, preparatory to taking over the Pepsi-Cola route. He suffered lacerations to us right hand, and left leg and lead but was not seriously inured. Douglas* W. Higgins, 22, driver of the truck, had right arm and chest injuries. THE 1963 model truck, which was a total loss, was heading north on highway 44 when it struck the second of four diesel engines pulling the long freight train, which was traveling west. Apparently, Higgins did not see the flashing signals, which were working according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and deputy Larry Hudson, who investigated. The truck swerved to the left and onto the shoulder in an attempt to avoid the crash but it struck the second diesel and was thrown back to the southwest towards a fence. Schneider was thrown out of BREAKS ARM Whittemore Pat, son of Mi', and Mrs. Dean Elbert of Whittemore, fell from a horse he was riding a week ago Saturday and broke his arm. He is a third grader in St. Michael's school. the truck while Higgins was pinned beneath. Several ers who came upon the dug a hole in the field to Higgins' arm, which surprisingly, was not broken or seriouj- ly damaged. M, C. B4lek, Maspa City, was engineer of the tra|u. to the engine was about $1,000.

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