Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 1, 1971 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 1, 1971
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ADVANCE ALMANAC NEW COURT CASES None. WEDDING PERMITS James H. Larsen, Armstrong, and Judith Davidson, Swea City. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Donald Eugene Krebsbach, Algona, failing to enter safelyafter stop, $10; Thomas Arthur Ristau, Algona, failure to register motor vehicle, $10. ST. ANN BIRTHS FEB. 24 - Mr. and Mrs. Lee Froehlich, Algona, boy FEB. 25 - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ringsdorf, Algona, boy FEB. 26 - Mr. and Mrs. Willie Klaus, Burt, girl ALGONA WEATHER Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Feb. 26 High 36 31 25 23 28 32 37 - Low 33 24 17 22 20 6 10 31 Prcpt. 1.32 Rain .32 Rain Trace 6" Snow AUCTION CALENDAR WED., MARCH 10, 12 : 45p.m.- implement sale for Webb Implement. Sale held 2 blocks east of John Deere Implement Store at 1020 Sixth Avenue South in Estherville. Includes 14 tractors, new equipment, disk harrows, loaders, plows, misc., combines & corn attachments, planters, cultivators. Burns, Clark and Clark, auctioneers. Details in Upper Des Moines, Thurs., March 4. NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS Luke T. or Carol V. McGuire, Burt, Chev. Trk.; George Ricke, Wesley, fflc p/u; Raymond E. Gardner, Bancroft, CMC p/u; Fay F. Harmon, LuVerne, Merc.; Raymond M. Vaske, Bancroft, Ford; Gladine Miller, Wesley, Chev.; Sisters of the Presentation, Whittemore, Chev.; John S. or Edith A., Algona, "70 Chev.; Walter Simonsmeier, Swea City, Olds; Emmet J. Quinn, Lakota, Ford; Herman P. Petersen, Bancroft, Ford. MAYOR'S COURT Dennis D. Jensen, Fort Dodge, failure to stop, $10; Gary L. Pi- jahn, Algona, failure to stop, $10; Anthony W. Elbert, Irvington, failure to stop, $10; Christian C. Hemmen, Algona, speeding, $11; Mary T. Becker, Algona, speeding, $10; Dennis A. Thilges, Bode, careless driving, $10; Norman H. Schultz, Whittemore, failure to yield after stop, $10; Jerome T. Wagoner, Lu Verne, speeding, $13; Dennis A. Peterson, Fort Dodge, speeding, $13; possession of beer as minors - Edward A.'Johnson, Swea City; Dennis W. Johnson, Swea City and William A. Richter, Elmore, Minn. - each fined $50; Bernard A. Bindner, Alton, speeding, $10; Ronald M. Reding, Bode, failure to have control, $10. ST. ANN HOSPITAL FEB. 19 - Herman Bonnstetter, Algona, medical; Sigrid Kohlhaas, Algona, medical FEB. 20 - Agnes Droessler, Bancroft, medical; Clara Thiel, Algona, medical; Neva Collins, Ruthven, la., medical FEB. 21 - Lloyd William Hanselman, West Bend, accident; Arlene Miller, Perry, la., surgery; Tammy Duffy, Clear Lake, medical; FEB. 22 - ErnestRiedel, Burt, medical (expired); Nancy .Tietz, Algona, medical FEB. 23 - Donald Graham, Titonka, medical; Francis Erdman, Algona, surgery; Kevin Hensley, Algona, medical; Antone Zitt- ritsch, Algona, medical FEB. 24 - Mona Bonacker, Algona, medical; Thomas Winkel, Algona, T & A FEB. 2.5 -KevinClayton,Whit- temore, medical City Council Cuts Two Tax Assessments Two tax assessments for property improvement resulting from curb and gutter installation on McGregor street were reduced by the Algona city council at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. An assessment of $344.05 on property owned by harry Treganza was reduced to $302.80, and an assessment of $3,593.50 on property owned by Algona Building Corporation was reduced to $2,750. The council also acted to pay the Methodist Church $24,000 in full on March 1 for a package of two 66' by 132' lots south of the church. The vacant corner lot will be used for a parking lot as soon as weather permits its construction. The lot will probably not be metered, according to City Clerk Dave Smith. Lots are not metered in Algona. The council received a favorable structural report on the condition of City Hall building, Algona Men Purchase Funk Plumbing Firm Sale of the Funk Plumbing & Heating firm to Phil Schneider and Jim Alvey, both of Algona, was announced this week by Ray Funk, longtime Algona plumber. The new. owners of the firm, which is located on South Dodge street, > took over Monday, March 1. Mr. Funk will remain with the firm in an advisory capacity for a time. Phil Schneider, 34, has been employed at the Miller Lumber Co. for the past seven years. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schneider of Algona and he and his wife Ruth Ann have three children, Gary, Gayle and Paula. Jim Alvey, 33, has been associated with Ray Johnson buUd- ing contractor for the past 4 1/2 years and is a native of- Ban-. croft. His mother, Mrs. Uewda Alvey, still lives there. He and his wife Madonna have three children, Peter, Angie and Susan. The new firm will be known as S & A Plumbing & Heating and will continue operation in the present location. Ray Funk has been in the plumbing and heating business for the past 42 years. He started in Algona with the late George "Shaky" Holtzbauer and the late John Deim, purchasing the business in 1940. .tato f-istorical Iowa City, ociety XXX On TV Tuesday Bob Pratt, formerly of Algona, will appear in the "Marcus Welby" television program Tuesday at 9 p.m. The 25- year-old actor made a brief visit to Algona last weekend. An interview concerning hit fast start in Hollywood (six major roles in one year) will appear in a future issue. VOL. 71 - NO. 9 - MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1971 - ALGONA, IOWA Jury finds For Chicago Bank And Sandes In Verdict Here 12 PAGES - One Section Plus 2 Supplements vance "OHLING. 17. is VICTIM Mary H. Cogley Is Director Of Social Services The Kossuth County Board of Social Welfare has announced the appointment of Mary Helen Cogley as Director of the Kossuth County Department of Social Services effective January 15, 1971. This fills the position vacated by the retirement of Mrs. Helen Huber. Miss Cogley is a 1965 graduate of Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, with a B. A. Degree in Social Work. She is well qualified having worked as a social worker in Dickinson County from June until October of 1965 after which she was employed as a social worker in the Kossuth County Office until her appointment as director. As director, Miss Cogley will supervise the local office, be instrumental in administering the county welfare social service programs, working with community organizations, assisting couples with,<4dpption and foster,, care as well as^providing child welfare service and working with the food stamp program. She will serve as Mental Retardation Coordinator for Kossuth County. Mary Helen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cogley, Algona. Bone Marrow Graft For Gl From Lone Rock LONE ROCK - Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hutchinson of Lone Rock have received word that their son Roger underwent major surgery Feb. 18. The operation was performed at Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, and involved the grafting of bone marrow into the jaw area. Roger was injured while on duty in Vietnam and is to undergo three more operations. Rob Claude Is On Dean's List At Air Academy U.S. Am FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Robert A. Claude, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Claude, Algona, has been named to the Dean's List at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Claude, a member of the class of '74, was selected for his outstanding academic achievement. He will be granted'special privileges and wear a silver star designating the honor accorded him by the Academy dean. Claude is a 1970 graduate of Algona High School. A complex jury trial involving a petition for an $80,000 judgment ended Thursday in Kossuth District Court with the jury < finding for the Continental- Illinois National Bank & Trust Co. of Chicago. The jury of seven men and five women also found for the defendants Gunvald and Edna Sande of Humboldt in a cross-petition against W. B. Lundberg, Maurice B. Thompson and The Security State Bank of Algona. Judge Joseph Hand, who presided, gave the jury 14 potential verdicts and they returned verdicts in two of them - the first making Lundberg, Thompson, Mr. Sande and the bank - all but Edna Sande, jointly liable for the $80,000 judgment. The second found for Gunvald and Edna Sande against Thompson, Lundberg and the bank.San- de's petition had claimed misrepresentation against the defendants. A third case in the trial involved a cross petition by the bank against Sande and his wife as being involved in the misrepresentation but no verdict was given in this case. The two verdicts in effect made the bank, Lundberg and Thompson liable for the $80,000 note. An appeal to the verdict is possible within the next 30 days. The jury heard the testimony and final arguments in the case for about a week and retired Thursday shortly after 2 p.m. after final arguments and instructions from the judge. The jury returned the verdict about 7 p.m. Thursday. GOP Women Meet March 2 At Wesley •-;i- ;••• :V/'. ':•>.." •"• • • '- : ' _}* Kossuth County Republican' Women will meet Tuesday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the Wesley library. The program, "We Care For Those In Need", will be given by Mary Helen Cogley and students from the Corwith-Wesley High School will present special music. A baby sitter and story-teller will be available for those who wish to bring small Children. CHH1CT1HE FROHUNG Files Charges Against 3 In Beating Here Feb. 20 Head-on Crash Takes Life Of West Bend Senior Girl Cars Involved In Crash THE TWO CARS involved in the head-on crash which took the life of 17-year old Christine Frohhng, rural Ottosen, are shown above. Miss Frohling, a West Bend high school senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Frohling, was driving the 1961 Rambler at right. The 1966 Chevrolet driven by Steve Bruellman, 16 of rural Ottosen, is shown at left. Bruellman and two younger brothers were taken to the Palo Alto County hospital at later transferred to Mason City. Their injuries were less serious, dependent. Emmetsburg Photo courtesy and he was Humboldt In- An Algona businessman filed charges against three young Algona men last week following an incident on an Algona street a week ago Saturday, Feb. 20. Charges of "assault with intent to maim" were filed by Rex Taylor against Luther John Fairbanks UI, 20, Larry Allen Reefer, 26, and Douglas A. Mosher, 26, as the result of an alleged beating. Taylor's wife, Genevon, was involved in a two-car collision on Fair Street earlier that Saturday and later in the afternoon, he had gone to the scene to take some Polaroid pictures. The car in which the three were riding, stopped and one of the men inquired as to what he was doing. In Taylor's statement, he said that one of the men took his camera and threw it in the air, then proceeded to push him around and knocked him down. He received a cut on one eye. The three men were later apprehended at the Colony Inn by Algona police and taken to the TO RE-OPEN "HUB" THIS SUMMER Williams Buys Druggists Mutual Building Sale of the Druggist Mutual Insurance Assn. building in Algona to Robert Williams, longtime Algona clothier, was announced last week by V. C. Parsons, president of the insurance firm. Possession of the building, one of the landmarks in downtown Algona, will be made on or about July 1. Druggist Mutual has a new building under construction a mile west of Algona on top of the hill along highway 18 and the firm expects to move into the new quarters about that time. Mr. Williams will use the present building for his Leuthold- Williams Hub Clothiers business, which was burned out in a fire which swept-through the Hub and Finn Bakery last summer. Williams plans some remodeling of the building after taking possession and hopes to re-open sometime in August or early September. After several months out of business after the fire, he reopened just east of his former location in a large trailer last fall. The firm, known as the "Hub- mobile", will continue to operate until the new location is ready for occupancy, Williams and his father, the late "Chet" Williams, have been associated with the Leuthold-Williams firm since it was opened 38 years ago. The Druggist Mutual building is a single front with a second story on the back half, which was built after World War 2. Williams said he will use the second story upstairs either for apartment or office space. The entire first floor will be devoted to men's and boys clothing. Shortly after the fire, Williams purchased the two lots east of Harrison Variety but with his decision to purchase the Druggist Mutual building, the land reverts into the possession of Build-A- Rama. police station for questioning. According to Taylor, their attack on him would have continued except that several Clarion High School youths happened to drive by (the district wrestling tournament was on at the time) and Fairbanks, Reefer and Mosher left the scene at that time. They were identified by at least one of the Clarion youths. The three Algonans have been released on $2,500 bond pending a hearing in mayor's court here. Maximum sentence for the charges is either $1,000 fine or up to five years in prison, or both. Myrtle Boone, Good Samaritan Resident, Dies Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Boone, 91, resident of the Good Samaritan Home in Algona the past four years, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sundberg Funeral Home at Madrid. Burial was in the Squire Boone Cemetery with the Hamilton-Wilson Funeral Home of Algona in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Boone was born Nov. 7, 1879 in Greene County, daughter of Perry and Margaret Rate Strange. She was married to Louis Boone April 5, 1879 at Boone and died Wednesday evening at the Good Samaritan Home. She is survived by one daughter, Lola, Mrs. Ralph Diekoff of Algona and a son, Eldon Boone, Boone. One brother, Robert Major of Boone also survives. There are seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. * * * Three Other Neighbor Boys Are Injured The Ottosen and West Bend communities were shocked Wednesday evening with the sudden death of a popular 17-year old West Bend high school senior, Christine Frohling. She died minutes after a head- on crash on the crest of a knoll on a county gravel road five miles east and 3/4 mile south of West Bend. Three other teen-agers in the other car were injured. They were Steven Bruellman, 16, driver of the car, and his brothers Bryon, 14, and John, 13. They were taken to the Palo Alto County hospital in Emmetsburg and Steven was transferred to a Mason City hospital. The Bruellman youngsters are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bruellman and Miss Frohling was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Frohling. The families live about a mile apart on farms in the rural Ottosen area, within a mile of the crash scene. THE BRUELLMAN car was traveling south. Driver Steven and younger brother John had gone into West Bend to pick up the other brother Bryon, who had become sick at a junior high basketball game and needed a ride home. ' "Chris" Frohling had stayed later than usual at the West Bend high school, which she attended, for a speech activity. She had driven home but as soon as she got in the door, her parents told her that her younger brother, Stevie Mike, 13 and an 8th grader in the West Bend junior high, was still in West Bend. Apparently, they had missed each other by minutes. There was a junior high basketball game at the Rodman school, where the West Bend junior high classes are held and Stevie Mike had stayed to watch the game. He returned to West Bend on the school bus after the game and missed meeting his sister by just a short time. "Chris" dropped her books and got back into the car to return to West Bend. She had gone only about a half- mile when the crash occurred on the crest of a small hill on the gravel road. Patrolman Charles Bird, who was called to the scene to investigate, said the two cars met head-on in the east lane. He said charges in the accident were pending. THE TWO CARS crashed and remained on the road, blocking traffic. Steven Bruellman got out of his car and ran to the Rich Schmidt farm home, just a short distance from the accident scene. Mr. Schmidt called the authorities and ambulance and then returned to the scene. Miss Frohling was thrown against the sleeting ^heel of her car with such force that the steering wheel was broken from the post. She sustained abdominal injuries and died minutes after the crash. Both cars, the 1966 Bruellman car and the 1961 Frohling Rambler, were total losses. Steven Bruellman sustained a fractured ankle and after preliminary treatment at the Emmetsburg hospital, was taken to Mason City. Bryon Bruellman had leg and head injuries and his younger brother John had a lacerated skull and chest and leg bruises. ' , Both remained at the Emmetsburg hospital. "Chris" Frohling was an outstanding member of the West Bend senior class. She was a member of most school organizations and an officer in many. She was extremely popular and her death was a saddening blow to the area. The fatality was the first on Kossuth roads this year. FUNERAL SERVICES for Christine Denise Frohling were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the West Bend high school auditorium with the Rev. Walter Sieck of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the West Bend Cemetery with theSchellhammer Funeral Home of West Bend in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were Jim Crawford, George Merrill, Al Metzger, Doug Baade, Bruce Andersen and Wayne Schellhammer. Christine, daughter of,. Mike and Bernece Tapper Frohling, was born July 12, 1953 at Emmetsburg. She was president of the Future Teachers of America, vice- president of the National Honor Society, co-captain of the girls basketball team, editor of the West Bend Annual; member of the high school band, Chamber Choir and the Chorus, president of the 4-H Club of Wacousta Township in Humboldt County and president of the Senior Methodist Youth Fellowship of the West Bend United Methodist Church. Surviving besides her parents are two sisters and two brothers; Debra, Mrs. Sam Tvrdik of Cedar Falls; Janet Frohling, a student at the University of Northern Iowa, Steven and Nicholas at home. LOCAL AUTHORITIES investigated two other highway accidents on Kossuth roads last week. An Algona man, John F. Davis, 44, escaped injury about 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a Triple "F" truck he was driving dropped off the shoulder and rolled over twice in a snowy ditch a mile east of highway 169 on the Galbraith blacktop south of Algona. The panel truck had about $800 estimated damage according to Deputy Dave Nagel, who investigated. Davis was traveling east at the time of the accident. At about the same 24 hours later on Friday, Nagel checked ; a two-car crash 3 1/2 miles east of Algona on highway 18. Cars driven by Patricia J. Heinen and Clyde C. Priebe, both of Algona, collided with $300 damage to the 1963 Heinen Chevrolet and $100 damage to the 1967 Priebe Chrysler. Both cars were traveling west on the highway and the Heinen car struck the Priebe machine from the rear. There was a heavy fog at the time of the accident. Algona Teams Win - But Are Snowed In! Kossuth county ran the gauntlet of weather Friday - rain, sleet, snow, winds and ice. All com. bined, it made the day and evening a miserable one. The snows and winds, coupled with freezing slush on highways caused the Algona and Garrigan basketball teams to stay overnight at out-of-town sites. The Bulldogs stayed at Iowa Falls where'they won 73-51 and the Garrigan team and some fans remained overnight at'Emmets- burg, where they also won. Roads in the area were 100% snow-packed Saturday morning and there was some heavy overnight drifting. Winds were still strong in the area. Kelsey May Get Years Added To Prison Term SPIRIT LAKE - Ron' Kelsey, sentenced to 25 years \n prison for his part in an armed robbery in Algona.that resulted in the death of grocer Melvin Bay, has been found guilty of an armed robbery charge here. Sentencing was expected today (Monday). The maximum sen. tence for armed robbery is 25 years. Any sentence could be served either concurrently with the sentence for the Algooa crime, or it could be tacked on to the previous sentence, depending on the sentence handed down here.

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