Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 20, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, June 20, 1966
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State Historical Society I ova City, Swea City girl leaves for visit in Finland A Swea City high school sen* tor. Pat Phelps, hat bt«n se- Itcted by the American Field Service for an American A* broad scholarship end will spend the months of July and August at Kuurila, Finland. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Phelps of Swea City. Pat left Waterloo by air* plane yesterday (Sunday) and boarded a ship this morning for the trip to Europe. She will stay with the Ylhainen family on a farm in Finland. ' There are seven children in the family, ranging in age from eight to 22 years of age — three boys and four girls. She will not attend school while in Finland. PAT PHELPS "Our competitor never dlsptttw this f»ct — the Actoncc has the largest PAID circulation In Kowmlh County" AI qonaK of filth County to»«f»d «* VOL. 66-NO. 48 el** mbtttr, DM. 1, 1908, of Algona, lowo, 96311 po»toffie« under Art o« Conarmi Moreh S, 1879 MONDAY. JUNE 20, 1966 - ALGONA, IOWA - 8 PAGES IN ONE SECTION fr TV defeated Mattresses catch fire Coffai ... A collegian tells me why wearing a vest, the high-schoolers sit on their motorcycles at the Locust St. curb: "They're making the scene!" ... A motorist reports: Fifty per cent of motorists obey Gov. Hughes by keeping headlights on in holiday traffic. (And they don't want to waste the car's electricity on radio ahyhowl) . . . Who .ever expected that Iowa baseball fans would watch high school & college ballgames instead of freaking to major & minor league ballparks! * * * Out-of-town architect's opinion of new DM architecture: "In view of the recent monstrosities on Grand Avenue, all that's left now is to build on that stately & gracious street an a partment house of old empty bottles." * , * /', -w,. You've noticed, no doubt, tha the mannequins in the Bi( Store's windows do not spreai their legs so far; apart; as th models who portray the las minute fashions (the never-nev er fashions!) in Vogue mag? lo wa matrons might think such a posture utterly brazen. Wasn't it cute of the insur- nce companies to let the Iowa nsurahce Commissioner announce for them that they plan to ncrease their premium rates as hey please, without the state's previous approval? Merrily, merrily! You young men ought to organize a few more insurance companies. t.i * * A few of the older motorists, fc the City Hall as well, would »a pleased if the Locust St. rover-boys would give some of their business to Walnut Street, which is often deserted when Locust is jammed. It's all innocent flirtation, of course; many of these fiery motorists go home as virginally un- kissed as before. FIREMAN REX VOYLES hoses down a mattress at th^Vernon Subject home at 1214 E. Elm street last Wednesday morning during a fire there. Th£ blaze started in a children's bedroom where twin beds and mattresses were ignited. Note beds and mattresses near the house in front of two other Algona firemen. There was smoke damage to the home and walls and beds were burned and scorched. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. -maybe in lieu of scolding" An Iowa tennis player, renew- VIVE LA DIFFERENCE Contemplate the hair-dos: The trend has really changed! His like hers. Hers like his. Reversible. Spherical. ' <••-•••.I sec portraits satirical. Society? Deranged! —IMOGENE BUDD Indianola * * * . . . I've been invited by a woman's club to make a speech in May, 1967. By that time my BW will think of something for me to say. . . . You didn't know that zanies who give up smoking enjoy a lower death-rale from heart disease than non-smokers? Tell Grant election dated after ned for his short temper, has set what is doubtless a new World Record by hitting his doubles partner, up at the net, with 2 serves in a row. He claims he didn't do it on purpose. But he often scolds his partners, A this may have been a subtle reprimand. >:• * * MOMENT IN THE SUN Oj all my joys Which I daily partake I find none equal To that first Coffee Break. —ZELMA BOMAR Cherokee # « * Two of our eminent bank presidents, Rollo Bergeson & Harold Brenton, walk to work. Rollo's trek is longer, almost two miles; but Harold often walks home for lunch & then back to the bank. (When in Europe he walks kilometers!) We're glad to see our financiers keeping fit amid the endless threat of inflation. ... I hear the Junior Cham- bermen are organizing • Secret Society to ogle homely girls on downtown sidewalks, Hew utterly noble! Could they do anything nobler? ... That indomitable lawn & garden tractor at the airport sells for $800 & has 32 attachments which might cost another $2000. . . . Actually, I'd rtther watch a high-school ballgame in person than listen on radio to a broadcast of a big-league game. your zany friends who smoke. . . . There is no soluation. Seek it lovingly. 20 cigarette permits given by city council The Algona city council met in regular session Wednesday evening, June 15, at the city hall. They received the annual re port of the Algona Cemetery Assn., which requested $5,000 for the operation of the ceme tery for the fiscal year 1967-68 Victor Samson asked to buy a piece of real property from the city, and his request was refer red to the City Planning and Zoning Commission. A class "A" liquor permit was approved for the Algona Moose Lodge, and the Smoke Shop received a beer permit. Cigarette permits were approved for the American Legion Hagg Post, A. M. Anderson grocery; Diagonal grocery; East End grocery; the Honsbruch Rexall drug; Hood's Super Valu; Leona's Tap; Lud wig's Cafe; Tall Paul's; Schultz Bros.; Sjogren's grocery; Smoke Shop; Struecker's Conoco Service; Superior oil station; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Viking OH Co.; Wagner DX Service; Dunn's Sure Save; Hopkins' Skelly Serv- Severely burned while playing with gasoline TIM CROWLEY Tim Crowley, 7, son of Mrs. Viola Crowley, 521 E. Oak, Algona, was reported in fair condition at St. Ann hospital Thursday with first and second degree burns on his right arm, chest and stomach. He was burned Wednesday afternoon when he and some friends were playing with gasoline in the Crowley back yard. Tim's shirt had become soaked with the fuel and was ignited by a match lit by one of the children. Mrs. Crowley was just returning home from work at the ime, and she restrained Tim from running and rolled him in the grass to.smother the flames. He was then taken to St. Ann where ie will remain indefinitely. Judge G. W. Stillman last Wednesday ruled the action of the Kossttth county school board was not improper in the proposed Ledyard school district, upholding the board's rejection of the proposed plan. As a result the east two rows of sections, plus Sec. 27 and the north half of section 34, will be without any school organization after July 1. The west two-third of Grant, which includes the Grant school building, goes into the Swea City district July 1. County Supt. A. M. Quintard has called an election for a rura school board of the east one third of Grant, the area no\v without any kind of a school au thority. This is necessary foi budget preparation to take care of children in the area and expenditures of any funds plus levying of taxes. 1 In his decision Judge Stillman said the county board of education action was within the discretion of the board. The county board held the reorganization as proposed lacked pupils resource to provide an adequate educational program and was contrary to a county plan. Rev. Coughenour to Dubuque; new pastor here At the North Iowa Methodist Conference which convened last week in Mason City several appointments of nearby ministers to new charges were made by Bishop James S. Thomas. Humboldt, Webster City, Estherville and Algona were among changes made. The Rev. N. M. Coughenour who has served the Algona Methodist church since 1957 goes to St. Luke's at Dubuque where he occupied the pulpii yesterday and he and Mrs. Cou ghenour will be moving there this week. His nine years in Al gona is the longest term by two years of any predecessor and he was the 40th 'preacher in the lo cal Church since 1857. He came here from Independence where he served four years and befon that was four years at.Alta'af ter moving to Iowa .from th New Jersey Conference. The Coughenours will 'be mis-1 sed not only by their own church nembers but by many townspeo- among whom they have nade many friends. They re- ;urned to Algona today from Du- 3uque to pack in readiness for moving and there will be a potluck supper at the church this evening in the nature of a farewell; for them. William R: Nolahd, the newly assigned ^minister..to the Algona church, preached"' here yesterday. He comes from Estherville and prior to that assignment served churches at Clear Lake and at independence where Rev. Coughenour followed him. He and his wife will be moving into the Algona parsonage late this week. They have one daughter who is in California. Arm severed The 20-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bartelt of Titonka had her left arm severed about half-way between the shoulder and elbow in a tragic farm accident near Titonka Monday. The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. as she was watching her father grind feed on their farm southwest of Titonka. After checking to see that his daughter was clear of the machinery, he turned to shut off the tractor. In that instant, the infant had her arm caught and was pulled completely into the intake auger. She is making a good recovery at the Buffalo Center hospital. Loses by just «. 51 votes in close election Algona voters for the third time rejected a request for a TV tower in "Algona. By just 51 Votes, "an election by the Community TV Tower Inc. for a franchise here^was, defeated, 497-446. The issue was defeated in all four Algona wards but narrowly in each. Vote by wards was: Yes No First _^J.114 138 Second ___i~_ 119 123 Third 110 121 Fourth 1 103 115 ! Total 446 497 "dunk a girl; open Silly Season" Official preliminary opening of the Silly Season: A bathing girl who down't swim was thrown into a private swimming pool, unalarmed. She lost her briefly (the upper half) ice; and station. It was but only briefly. Otherwise she Elbert's Enco service also decided that the group health insurance plan which the council had accepter June 7, for all municipal and ci ty employees, would not be a vailable to seasonal workers. MOTHER PIES The mother of Kenneth Stra bora, former Algona hardware store owner and now in the roof ing business at Iowa Falls, diec recently at Iowa Falls. Funera was unharmed. , The season dotsn't REALLY services were held there las open until they throw In a man 1 Monday. Heavy Seven Union township farmers lorthwest of Algona received a heavy dosage of hail Thursday afternoon and corn and bean Fields in a two-mile square area had severe damage. Hit by the heavy hail were Herman Thilges, Leonard Heller, Raymond Vigdal, Harvey Reid, Don Riebhoff, Otto Harlan, Curtis Gardner. There was lesser hail damage in surrounding farms. Herb Haas, longtime Union farmer, said he'd never seen anything like the hail that fell in a short time about 3 p:m. "There was hail piled two to four feet deep in the ditches near these farms," he said. "And hail was all over the fields and the slopes. It wasn't big hail, THE DISTRICT COURT action was brought against the county board after it had rejected the proposed plan last November 18. Plaintiffs were the school districts of Ledyard, Ramsey, Greenwood, Bancroft and petitioners from Grant township. It was this appeal from the county board to the district court that Judge Stillman ruled upon. The action oi: Judge Stillman can be appealed to the state su- REV, N. M. COUGHENOUR probably the largest was only one-quarter inch in diameter." There was also very little wind which helped matters some. The area hit is roughly about four miles west and four north 01 Algona. DIVORCE ASKED A petition for divorce was filed in district court last week by Mabel Perry, Algona, against Donald Perry, Humboldt county. They were married July 30, 1964, at Fairmont. PASSING TRAIN STARTS FIRE The Algona fire department answered a fire call at the Cecil Long farm Thursday at 4:28 p.m. A grass fire had been started by a passing train along the west side of the Plum Creek road. Pickup backs into parked car here A pickup truck driven by Ben Knopf, Dakota City, and owned by the Corn Belt Power Corp. of I-iumboldt, backed into a car owned by Loren Bishop, Algona, in the Chrome Cafe parking area north of Algona about 9:45 . a.m. last Thursday. The Bishop preme court, however such ap-! car was una ttended and sustain- peal must be made within 3U: cd aboLlt $3(J[) in damage . Tne days. truck had $50 in damage. Sher- The election for the east third iff Lincihorst investigated and of Grant will be held June 27 at no charges were filed, the Gerald Petersen residence., Three board members are to be elected. All qualified voters in the territory of Sections 11, 12. 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 35 and ' 36 and the north half of section, 34 are eligible to vote. No nomination papers are required. | The directors will be elected at! large, one to serve until September 1966, one to 1967, and one to 1968. This board will act for this east territory of Grant until such time as the area can be included in a district after disposition of the present case and 90 attend banquet for Spanish vets The local VFW Post Auxiliary entertained at their annual-dinner for Spanish American War Veterans and their Auxiliary on Thursday evening v with plates served to about 90/persons. Wayne Goodman, Commander of the Post, presided. The Rev. Gerike offered • the. Invocation -and said Table Grace. Six high school girls sang two selections. Mr. Goodman introduced Howard Schnoover, Eagle Grove, only living member of Duncan Camp 17 organized here 68 years ago with a membership of 103. At the annual encampment held last week in Des Moines, Mr. Schnoover was endorsed as Iowa's candidate for the position of Jr. Commander-in-chief for United States Spanish-American War Veterans. In his talk Mr. Schnoover commented that the war in which he fought, had the only army of complete volunteers the> world has known, and that of them perhaps about 7,000 are yet living. Mrs. Paul Wille, Auxiliary president, introduced Mrs. Evelyn Fisher, Webster City, Nat'l. Jr. vice president; Mrs. Schnoover who heads the Auxiliary at Fort Dodge; Mrs. Emily Bacillus, and Ella M. Foster, Britt. To all of them had been presented corsages. Ted Smith served as emcee for the rest of the program, introducing other guests: Lloyd Rockne, 10th District Commander, and Elmer Schmidke, newly elected to that office; Mrs. Carl Graves, Estherville, 10th District Auxiliary president; Mrs. Ed Wolf, president of the local VFW Auxiliary; Lillian Foth, president of local Legion Auxiliary; and Earl Berg, vice- commander, Dept. of Iowa. Jim Andreasen, councilman, spoke for Mayor Finn who could not be present. Then Mr. Smith introduced the evening speaker: Col. William Batt, Jr., who has een 16 years of military service and recently arrived in Algona rom New York where he has •ecently been with the 1 North American Defense Command, ie has served eight and one lalf years overseas, one year in Voters used the new 'voting machines for the first time and results were, tabulated less than an hour after the, close of the polls ;at 8, p.m. i '4^ Included' 'in --'the 1 , corporation requesting the franchise were William Conn, George Allen, Gene Faulstich and Gordon Winkel. , , v "I'M DEFINITELY istill interested in a'community tower for Algona," said Faulstich after the election. "I feel a town the size of Algona needsjthis." The vote'was'iby far the closest of any of the three elections thus far. Although,each ward voted against it; Jthei spread ranged from four'votes in the second -ward; tp44;?in rthe first. Results, by 'wards of the two previous elections are as follows: April 15, 1964 Yes First __ 120 Second _______ 98 Third 95 Fourth 118 Total 431 Nov. 3, 1964 Yea First . _ 320 Second 257 Third 253 Fourth 303 No 177 168 206 176 727 No 346 287 390 358: Total 1133 1381| The franchise, was sought for a non-exclusive 25-year franchise system to the one at Estherville and* several other Iowa cities. Ex-Livermore man dits in Colorado A former Livermore businessman, Albert Weber, 61, died at Colorado Springs, Colo. Thursday morning at his home there. His death was unexpected. His wife Mary and two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Morgan in Maryland and Mrs. Margie Berdem- ple of Colorado Springs, survive. Mrs. Lando Mishak of Algona is a sister-in-law. Mr. Weber was operator of the locker plant at Livermore before moving to Colorado. Former Algerian on Pacific cruise Captain and Mrs. Roberi Hentges and children, Jina, Jeft and Teresa, of Tokyo, Japan left from Yokohama, Japan Ju ne 12 for an ocean cruise aboard the USNS Patrick. Mrs Hentges is the former Mary Ho gan, daughter of Maxie Hogan Whittemore. The Hentges hav< been stationed in Japan for over two years and this is their sec development of a new plan for ( ond voyage visiting ports and the area. countries in the Pacific area. the Far East and over seven years in Europe. He is with the Eighth Army and is in transit to Korea, but his family will remain in Algona during his 13 months assignment there. His topic was, "Why Viet Nam," and he left listeners wondering if any one of our wars i since 1898 has settled anything. Johnson House sold to out-of-state firm Mr. and Mrs. James Logan today announced sale of the Johnson House Motel and Cafe to an out-of state firm. A new manager will probably arrive soon to take ever the operation. The Logans will leave shortly after July 1 when the new firm will take possession. They have purchased 4 30 unit motel with small dining room at Wadena, Minn., a town located about 120 miles northwest of Mjnn«apo- , Us. The motel was completed only five months. {199, The Johnsojn House/ which was purchased by p* LS> : gans from Mr. and Mr*. Andy Johnson just two years im in July, 1964, has 19 units. Name of th« ntw ownerf *UI b* announced soon.

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