Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1971 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 8, 1971
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Library An Interview with Bob Pratt "Marcus Welby" TV fans will recognize this young man after his sizable supporting role as a plastic surgery patient on the show last Tuesday. He's Bob Pratt, a former Algona resident who now lives in Van Nuys,, Calif. Pratt's grandmothers, Mrs. Marg Dahl and Mrs. Harold Hobson, and other relatives live in the Algona area. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Pratt, a sister and two brothers now'live at Big Bear Lake, Calif. Incidentally, it took five hours a day to apply the makeup needed during the 1 Vi-week film period. A feature story on Pratt will be found on page 8 of the second section of today's paper. ADVANCE ALMANAC NEW COURT CASES Henry Irmiter vs. Michael D. Kennedy, civil suit, $1,615. WEDDING LICENSES Duane Gruver and Alberta Pergande, both of Algona. BUILDING PERMITS First United Methodist Church, change choir loft. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PAXSON - Jerome D. Briggs, Algona, speeding, $10; Dolores W. Roethler, Algona, speeding, $14. ALGONA WEATHER H L Prcpt. Feb. 26 33 31 Feb. 27 32 22 .56 R 2" S Feb. 28 25 8 Mar. 1 25 10 Mar. 2 16 3 Mar. 3 27 1 Mar. 4 36 9 Mar. 5 — 26 CAR REGISTRATIONS Ronnie L. &/or Miriam Buenger, Algona, Frontier MH; Harold C.. Heesch, Titonka, Honda MB; Arc.o Chem. Co., Burt, 7 Chev. p/u*B; Wm. P. or Helen C. Bonn- stettej, Whittemore, Ford Van; Wm. w. Foth, Bancroft, Chev.; Lyle R. or Kathryn Anderson, Algona, Buick; Mary Helen Cassel, Algona, Chev.; McGuire Bros., Bancroft, Ford; John J. Lesiak, M. D., Titonka, Buick; Howard C. or Sadie Blair, Swea City, Chev.; Claude W. or Cora J. Ruark, Algona, Merc. ST. ANN BIRTHS FEB. 26- Mr. and Mrs. Martin Holland, Whittemore, boy; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Klaus, Burt, Entered <n teeond ekm motor, Dec. 1, 1908, at Atoono, Iowa 5051! postofflce under Act of Congress March 8, 1879 VOL. 71 - NO. 10 - MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1971 - ALGONA, IOWA - TWO SECTIONS - 16 Pages Plus Suppl3f Algona Man Only Bruised In 10-foot Fall At Bancroft 2240 vance An Algona man miraculously escaped serious injury Friday afternoon when he fell eight to 10 feet from a bucket while inspecting a building at Bancroft. Jim Hinton, 41, who just announced purchase of one-half interest in the Bancroft Implement Co. last week, was taken by the Garry ambulance to St. Ann hospital for treatment. The accident occurred about 4 p.m. X-rays rushed to Fort Dodge and returned Friday evening indicated no broken bones. A neck brace was put on Hinton when he arrived at the hospital and he will probably be a patient there for several more days. Apparently, he was only bruised in the fall. Hinton was in a bucket on a loader inspecting an overhead door in front of the firm when the accident occurred. Mick Farland, a mechanic at the firm, was with him but heard and did not see him fall. Apparently, a piece in the mechanism let loose and tipped the bucket. Hinton fell on ice and snow, which might have cushioned his fall somewhat. He was inspecting the door so that it could be raised to allow larger machinery to be put inside the building for repair work. He purchased one-half interest in the firm effective last Monday with longtime owner R. S. Underkofler. To Honor Longtime VFW Henry tollman, Members On Wednesday Bancroft, Dies FHA "Farm Family Of The Year girl. FEB. 27-Mr.andMrs. Michael Hohenfield, Burt, boy. MAR. 1 - Mr. and Mrs. Zane Dodds, Algona, girl. MAR. 2 - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Straub, Algona, boy; Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Iverson, Lone Rock, boy; Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Kunkel, Bancroft, girl. MAR. 4 - Mr.andMrs. Stephen Canaday, Algona, girl. MAYOR'S COURT John J. Wiltgen, Algona, failure to have control, $10; Timothy E. Bowman, Algona, improper backing, $10; Margaret A. Wilken, Whittemore, failure to stop, $10; Anne E. Schutter, Algona, failure to stop, $10; Thomas E. Gronbach, Irvington, public intoxication, $25; Genavon Taylor, Algona, failure to yield one half of the roadway, $10; Luther J. Fairbanks, Algona, disturbing the peace, $15; Earl M. Eller, Algona, disturbing the peace, $15; Barbara J. Hamilton, Algona, possession of beer as a minor, $50 and violation of restricted license, $10; Donald T. Hutzell, Bancroft, OMVI, posted $350 bond, pending hearing. ST. ANN HOSPITAL FEB. 26 - Albert Forsberg, Algona Good Samaritan Home, medical FEB. 28 - Pattie Krause, Fenton, surgery MAR. 1 - Frank Bahling, Algona, medical; Frank Sterling, Algona, medical; Doris Riley, Algona, surgery; Paul Seeley, Algona, medical; Ralph Fandel, Algona, medical; Ursula Frantz, LuVerne, medical; Dorothy Fuoss, Whittemore, surgery. MAR. 2 - Alvin Andreasen, Algona, medical; Claire Hovey, Algona, accident; John Pendergast, Algona, medical MAR. 3 - Sidney F. Laird, Algona, medical MAR. 4 - Barbara Buscher, Algona, medical. Long-time members of Post 2541, Veterans of Foreighn Wars, Algona, will be honored at a meeting to be held Wednesday evening, March 10, preceded by an oyster stew and chili supper, Commander Stanley J. Klein states. Thirty-five year membership pins will be awarded to five members: H. W. Becker, W. M. Geering, H. E. Johnson, Milton G. Norton and G. C. Hagg. A 30-year pin goes to Jens M. Sorensen. The above men all represent World War I era. Twenty-five years membership pins will be presented to 28 members from the World War 2 era. They are: M. R. Bartholomew, W. N. Batt, R. Bilsborough, C. D. Black, L. J. Black, R. W. Black, W. F. Fitzgerald, C. R. Goodwin, G. P. Grubb, M. P. Hansen, John E. Hopkins, C. E. Huff, Ralph W. Lindhorst, J. H. Nauholz, R. R. Rentz, H. M. Sabin, R, H. Scarr, R. M. Schqby. • ' V. T; Shackelford, R. J. Shell- myer, Leroy J. Stoffel, R. B. Waller, M. G. Webster, Joe N. Willger, D. M. Wood, R. G. Wood, W. I. Zeigler and W. G. Zeigler. Twenty-year pins will be presented to M. E. Chamberlain, F. A. Diekmann, F. C. Hagg, H. C. Hargreaves, J. Q. Kelly, H. J. Manser, R. J. Miller, L. M. O'Brien, W. T. Orton, R. E. Palmer, C. D. Paxson, T. Schmitt, G. K. Snider, B. B. Wibben, Art Wiese, E. B. Wolf and B. L. Wood. The supper will start at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation tofol- low immediately. The local post has 252 members. Gets 10 Years, Suspended On Forgery Charge Gary Fiddler, Algona, was given a suspended 10-year sentence to the Anamosa Reformatory by Judge G. W. Stillman in District Court last Thursday. Fiddler had pleaded guilty to a forgery charge and was sentenced on good behavior. In other court activity, Daniel L. Picard was fined $100 in District Court on a plea of guilty to a charge of ope rating a motor vehicle while his license was under suspension for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. Utilities Offices Open Wednesday A. Buscherfeld Rites Saturday At Whittemore Mrs. Anna A. Buscherfeld, 72, died at the Palo Alto County Memorial hospital Wednesday evening following a short illness. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Me Cullough Funeral Service was in charge. Pallbearers were James Elbert, Cletus Elbert, Raymond Elbert, Leo Nurre, Sterling Simonson and John Posch. Surviving are five daughters and three sons: Mrs. Jack Spur- gebrt,. Edward ajidJame^i ••jgb of Whittemore; Mrs. Dale Lewis,; Mrs. Charles Donner and John all of Fort Dodge; Mrs.- Ralph Goman, Dayton, and Mrs. Russell Fale, Wollaston, Mass.; 26 grandchildren; four brothers; Bernard Elbert, Emmetsburg; Sylvester, Whittemore; Leo, Detroit, Mich.; and Urban, Davenport, and a sister, Sister Mary Modesta, Dubuque. Anna Elbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Elbert, was born at Whittemore. In 1924 she married Anthony Buscherfeld there and the couple farmed until 1952 when they moved into Whittemore and operated the Main Cafe. Mr. Buscherfeld died in 1968. Mrs. Buscherfeld was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America and past grand regent of that organization; the American Legion Auxiliary and the Veterans Mothers' Club. Burt Teachers Get $100 Pay Hikes, 1971-72 The new offices for the Algona Municipal Utilities will officially be opened for business Wednesday, March 10. The new brick-faced facility is located on the corner of East Call and North Thoriugtoii Streets, just east of the tanner offices lor Hie Utilitu-K. Moving of office equipment and records was expected to be completed just prior to the Wednesday opening. Office hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A drive-in customer service area is at the rear - o;i the JIM Ui side ol the- BURT (Special)-Burt teachers in five categories will receive $100 raises in their 1971-72 teaching contracts, according to action taken by the Burt school board. The board also decided to credit teachers with up to five years of teaching experience when they enter the Burt school system. Previously, in-coming teachers were allowed credit for only three years. The board also decided to even up the supplementary pay schedule for both girls' and boys' coaches. Pay will be $300 for track, girls' softball and baseball; $400 for basketball; and $200 for both boys' and girls' junior high school sports. Under the categorical raises, the bachelor degree salaries will now begin at $6,900. B.A. plus 15 hours of study is worth$7,100. Master degrees will earn $7,400. Base pay for non-degree teachers with 90 hours of study are hiked $100 to $5,600. Non- degree teachers with 105 hours of study also get a $100 raise to $5,750. All oilier salary and fringe lx-/ii. j tit;> j-i-jiiuiii coiifilijiit. Unexpectedly Henry Andrew Hellman, 69 year old lifetime Bancroft resident and retired farmer, died unexpectedly at his home in Bancroft early Tuesday morning of a heart attack. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic Church at 10:30 Friday morning withMsgr. Zeno Reising and Msgr. Anthony Kleinschmidt concelebrants of the funeral mass. In the sanctuary were Msgr. Joseph Schultes, Father Donald Agostine and Father Victor Raemaker. Msgr. Kleinschmidt is a nephew of Mr. Hellman. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Garry Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers were Lawrence Kemna, Raymond Hellman, L. J. Nemmers, LeRoy Schiltz, Walter Dietering and Herman Petersen. Mr. Hellman was born at Bancroft on May 1, 1901, son of Andrew and Mary FangmanHell- mari. He had never married and three sisters survive: Clara of ^Bancroft; Alvina, Mrs. William Dries, Sioux City and Mrs. Anna Schlicte of Melrose, Minn. Wanted Man Picked Up Near Wesley A 26-year old Fort Dodge man, Willie B. Love, was picked up by Cedar Rapids authorities Thursday afternoon and returned to Cedar Rapids to face grand larceny charges there. Love and two other men, all of Fort Dodge, were picked up by area authorities including the marshals of Corwith and Wesley and deputy sheriff Bill Lampright, near Wesley Wednesday night. Algona police became suspicious of the trio when they saw their car at the Four Corners north of town about 2 a.m. They ran a routine check on the license plate of their car and were notified that it was thought possible Love, who was wanted by Cedar Rapids authorities, was a passenger in the car. He offered no resistance when the car was stopped near Wesley and he was brought back to Algona and lodged in the jail overnight. The other two men were released. THE GERALD P. ERPELDING family of rural Whittemore has been announced as the FHA "Farm Family of the Year" by the Algona Farmers Home Administration office according to Kenneth E. Blackledge, county supervisor. Mr. and Mrs. Erpelding are shown above with their three children, left to right, Joyce, Brian and Michael. This award is given as a tribute to a farm family, which with the help of the Farmers Home Administration, has made a success in farming and a contribution to their community. After working for his father for a few years, in 1963 Gerald and his wife had an opportunity to take over the farm his father had been renting. With the help of FHA operating loans they were able to start farming on their own and have been able to work into quite a large feeder pig operation along with feeding a few calves. They try to maintain around 70 to 80 sows at all times and have developed a reputation for selling high-quality feeder pigs. Gerald and his wife, the former Helen O'Donnell of Lone Rock, along with the help of their three children ranging in age from eight years down to three years, have been operating the same 240 acres since they started. The children are Michael, 8, who is in third grade at Bertha Godfrey school in Algona; Brian, 7, second grade at Lucia Wallace school in Algona; and Joyce, 3. One of the reasons the Erpeld- ings were chosen for this award is that they have done an outstanding job with the facilities they have available. They have had to rely mainly on portable buildings in their hog operation. The Erpeldings are active members of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Whittemore and Gerald is a member of the Kossuth County Pork Producers Assoc. and the Algona Knights of Columbus. Mrs. Erpelding is an active member of the St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary. The Erpelding family will be competing for the district and state Farm Family of the Year, Circulation — This Issue 7,350 Titonka Rites Saturday For K. Kurtzleben TITONKA - Mrs. Kathrine Kurtzleben, 83, of Titonka, died Wednesday evening at the Concord Manor Nursing home in Garner following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ramsey Reformed Church at Titonka with the Rev. JohnE. Janssen officiating. Burial was in the Bingham township cemetery at Woden with the Blake Funeral Home of Titonka in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were nephews. Mrs. Kurtzleben was born at Wiemeer, Germany on Dec. 18, 1887, daughter of Johann 'and Franciscka Schnelle Korte. She came to America in the spring of 1893 and to the Woden area in 1915. She was married to Jacob Kurtzleben at Ackley, la., Feb. 19, 1907 and farmed in the Woden area until 1952 when they retired and moved into Titonka. Mr. Kurtzleben died in 1956. Surviving are two sons, Harm, Britt; Calvin, Woden; three daughters, Mrs. Bruno Bruns, Titonka; Mrs. J. E. Hobbs, Hampton and Katherine, Titonka. Also surviving are nine-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Henry Schroeder, Britt; Mrs. Orville Hetzley, Moulton; Mrs. Arend Swalve, Buffalo Center; Mrs. Spencer Faville, Des Moines; and two brothers, John Korte, Buffalo Center and Fred Korte, Britt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Kurtzleben in 1956; by a daughter and three brothers. Dean's List ST. PAUL, MINN. - Joseph R. Lynch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lynch, Jr., Algona has been named to the first term dean's list at Hamline University. To be eligible, a student must maintain a 3.25 (B plus) or better cumulative average during his Hamline career. Injured In Fall An Algona man, Alfred Hahn, 51, who had been working in Cedar Falls, fell from a ladder there recently and was hospitalized as a result, Tuesday of last week. He had been working at College Square. Education To Start March 9 The Algona Community School, in cooperation with the Iowa Lakes Community College, has planned an Adult Driver Education class to begin Tuesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. The class will meet in Room 14 in the high school building. Fritz Nielsen, a qualified driver education instructor,- will present the instruction. Classroom instruction will be for two hours on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings, unless arranged otherwise. A total of six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction will be after 4 p.m. on school days or on Saturdays. A car will be provided for the instruction. A tuition charge of $30 per person will include the instruction and materials. Also, a driving instruction permit will be needed. Registration should be made before the March 9 beginning. Tuition is to be paid at the first class, however. Registrations or questions may be directed to the Algona Community School administration office, or Frank Brusie, Algona telephone 2953528, or by making a personal visit to the administration office in the Algona Middle School. 225 Attend Farmer's Evening School Banquet 225 GUESTS were in attendance at the Farmer's Evening ' School Banquet held last Monday evening in the Commons at the Algona High School. Guest speaker was Roy Fox of Miiuieapolis, popular radio personality, shown on the loft with Roger Keith, with a certificate in recognition of the Chamber's 25 years of support to the Farmer's Evening School. Supt. 0. B. Laing was also commended for helping to initiate the program and giving his support since its start iu 1946. 52 out of the 125 enrolled with cerUticales J'or coiii^R-tim; the night sdiool

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