Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 12, 1971 · Page 1
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ADVANCE ALMANAC Library State Historical Society of Iowa City, Iowa 522^0 ST. ANN BIRTHS April 4 - Mr. and Mrs. Clem Bisenius, Whittemore, boy April 8 - Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Beier, Algona, girl WEDDING LICENSES David Eischen and Linda Wilson, both of Sac City; Donald Keat and Betty Eischen, both of Algona; David Schimke, Fairmont, Minn., and Tamara Cox, Des Moines. NEW COURT CASES AVCO Financial Services vs. Ronald E. and Joyce Burtis, promissory note, $905.34; Charles Doyle, Bancroft, vs. Kleen Leen Inc., Indiana, civil suit, $10,948.44. ALGONA WEATHER High Low Rain APRIL 2 34 23 1/4 Sn. APRIL 3 37 21 APRIL 4 38 26 APRIL 5 42 26 APRIL 6 56 26 APRIL 7 68 33 APRIL 8 69 37 APRIL 9 . - 34 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PAXSON - Edward Gutierrez, Jr., Washington, D. C., drinking beer on highway, $20 - speeding, $60; Olive F. Young, Algona, failure to display plates, $5; Ronald E. Burtis, Algona, false checks and restitution in each case - Fareway Store, $10 -TallPaul's, $10 - Joe's Gulf Station, $10 Swanson's Stores, $5 - Kennedy Bros. Co., Bancroft, $5 - Welp Drug, Bancroft, $10 - Derby Service (2), $10-IrvingtonStore, $5 - Highway 18 Conoco, $5. MAYOR'S COURT John Matthew Krapp, Bancrof speeding, $10; Michael T. Me Donnell, Whittemore, improper mufflers, $10; Timothy E. Bowman, Algona, improper registration, $10 - careless driving, $10; Steven J. Schemmel, Bancroft, speeding, $10; John F. Hedlund, Algona, stop sign, $10; Richard W. Schmidt, Ottosen, speeding, $10; Henry M. Hawkins, Algona, public intoxication, $25; Randall. G. Fuhrmahj Llvermore, speed-" ing, $13; Larry L. Peters, Algona, reckless driving, $25; William H. Foth, Bancroft, speeding, $12; 3 juveniles, possession of beer, first offense; Steven J. Schimmel, Bancroft, speeding, $10. ST. ANN HOSPITAL April 2 - Sister Mary Philomena, Algona, medical April 3 - LJoyd Schaller, Algona, medical; Otto Harlan, Algona, medical; KathrynMahoney, Algona, medical. April 4 - Susan Behr, Algona, medical; Evelyn Cady, Algona, medical; Anne Loebach, Whittemore, surgery; Loraine Phillips, Algona, medical; Karen Jorgenson, Algona, medical. April 5 - Marcy Diamond, Algona, medical; Earl Johns, Lu Verne, medical April 6 - Gladys Priebe, Algona, medical; Clarence Recker, Corwith, medical; James Peterson, Algona, surgery; Curtis Paul, Algona, medical; Diane Lappe, Bancroft, medical; Rosella Kunkel, Bancroft, medical; Kathleen Froehlich, Algona, medical April 7 - Beth Walenz, Algona, medical; Naomi Rose, Irvington, medical; Robert Casey, Algona, surgery. April 8 - Edward Hildman, Wesley, medical; Lillian Capesius, Algona, medical. NEW VEHICLES Mike J. Inglett, Ledyard, Honda MC; Jerry D. Johnson, Elmore, Honda SS; Darel L. Davis, Whittemore, Honda MC; Richard H. Heyes, Lakota, Honda MT; Roland D. Lenz, Lu Verne, Kawasaki MC; Richard G. Thompson; Irvington, Kawasaki MC; Kurt A. King, Algona, Yamaha MC; Harold L. Peterson, Algona, '70 Yamaha; Wesley E. Pirsig, Elmore, Honda; James E. Kunkel & Charles E. Harmon, Algona, int'l Trk.; George E. Detmering, Chev. p/u; Peterson Chey. Co., Swea City, Chev. p/u; Norman J. or Barbara E. Duer, Swea City, Dodge; Roger G. & Martha I. Roe, Bancroft, '71 Chev.; Julius H. or Esther J. Harms, West Bend, Ford; Duane J. or Phyllis A. Sheppard, Algona, Buick; Algona Livestock Auction, Algona, Ford; Ronald J. Althoff, Algona, Olds; Arnold A. Becker, Lakota, Chrysler; Theodore R. Chrischilles, Algona, Chev.; KLGA Inc., Algona, Buick; Joanne L. Muller, Whittemore, Chev.; Paul H. Hoist, Fenton, Chev.; John J. Murphy, Algoua, chtv.; Kinior L. or i/flnce Refuse Watchdog" Request By Taxpayers Group Three Speech Therapists Resign At County School Board Meeting Three of the four Speech Therapists employed for the county by the Kossuth County Superintendent's office submitted resignations at a meeting of the County Board of Education last Tuesday night. . The fourth, Jim Walton, psychologist, has not as yet signed a contract for next year. The Board accepted the resignations of Mrs. Barbara Pierce, Algona; Dick Ogren, Algona; and Suzanne Ristau, Swea City. Mrs. Doloris Lakin, Lakota, likewise submitted her resignation as teacher in the special education room at Lakota, which will be combined next year with Bancroft. The training room will remain at Lakota but will be handled by Lorene Trenary, Bancroft. The Board also announced the EMR classroom at LuVerne will be closed next year and hopefully the LuVerne pupils will transfer to the Algona classrooms. The combining of Bancroft and Lakota and the closing of the LuVerne classroom were because of small attendance at the sites. County Superintendent Paul Stuart said that three Algona special education teachers have signed contracts for next year. They are Mrs. Susanna Busch, 1 in the trainable room; Mae Murphy, educable room at Middle School; and Mrs. Marie Penton, educable room in the Algona high school. Their contracts called for salaries ranging from $9270 to $11,545, the same base pay rate as offered to comparable teachers in the Algona Community School District. The sixth teacher in the special education' •clas'ses," Mrs'. Mth' •Smith of LuVerhe, resigned late last week. FIVE PERSONS besides the county board attended the meeting. They were Dale Lockwood, Max Bartholomew, Harley Troutman, Paul Bernhard and Don Maasdam, most of whom are members or officers of the Kossuth County Taxpayers Assn. which has been represented at nearly all recent Board of Education meetings. The organization, whose express purpose is to lower property taxes, has been critical of the operation of the County Superintendent's office and its budget. This time, those present requested permission to check on Special Education Programs. They questioned costs and expenses of the various programs and wanted to review the schedules of speech therapists and teachers. President Dick Shoenhair told the group to divulge the names of special education pupils would be unethical to the students and parents involved. Grade Schools Spring Musical To Be ApriM4 Sesame Street, a musical program under the direction of Mrs. Beverly Mawdsley, will be presented on Wednesday, April 14, by the first, second and third grades of Lucia Wallace and Bertha Godrey Elementary Schools. The program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium with, approximately 200 children in the cast. The three main characters are Susan, Judi Nielsen; Big Bird, Debbie Nelson and Oscar the Grouch, Brent Wilson. This is the first time the two schools have combined their grades for a musical of this type. Recover Other Two Tires Stolen At Swea City The other two tires and wheels stolen from the Peterson Chevrolet at Swea City last week were recovered Wednesday in a ditch 1 1/2 miles west of Swea City on highway 9. Two tires were found Sunday, the morning after the theft, southwest of Swea City near a Suggestions Pretty Crunehy How To Cut Costsi How to reduce governmental Costs? The "Open Forum" on this question has resulted j ,variety of suggestions, some perhaps a little facetious.* of them pretty serious. The first replies received indica uine worry about taxes in general, however. Here are some of the early suggestions- •? ' ''-> •I submit that some savings in tax collecting could be* by the elimination of the yearly ^application ritual for Hotril and soldiers exemptions" - Rp, «j '"Take the loafers off welfare; keep those deserving it'A- "Have the legislature meet every two years instead oil year;^better yet, have them meet every four years" - EG. " "Lm6 up every federal, state and county employee every third one." - KHi "School costs are the biggest reason for tax increases.* • do we need so many librarians, so many (33) in the " •;&* r ' so muc * 1 ?°& ln a cdun ^y school office', and •wlopments that nobody evetf askejd for'' 1 - AHV J ^ 'S^i? 16 p , ost otttce wouWlfce 0! » a paying'basis If aUW( iraaked mail from government soured hid'to either^ cut out" - WH. - ' ™' T " l j^'™ ,. "Why does the county need to spend $20&000or more «*>• a Reappraisal made which will end up in everyone paying hot j the, $200;000 for the job but more taxes also? - MH. ; fa ( "Open Forum" will print suggestions from the geiujrai'4 on^now.tp reduce government expenses, federal, state or I Address .to'"open Forum", box 400, Algona; "signing only 1 ' initials.; we reserve the right to condense.or edit replies.^' i il *"" ' "»•?*, *" t'» ^T' 1 v i "n r '=# 1 %j Local Writer, Evelyn Cady, Dies Friday At St. Ann Evelyn Cady, 78, well-known popular news reporter and columnist for the Algona newspapers, died Thursday night at \\<*'^i*rf* i nKfeM»«1-.'««3SS-K«^t ? i'-u_ ! J- S, been a patient since Sunday. • Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Raymond Russell officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, the McCullough Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be Edward Hagg, Roy Hutzell, Harry Ward, Richard Post, Don Smith, Jr., and Webster Orton. , 'Laura Evelyn Cady, only child of Marvin Meyers and Elsie Henderson Cady, was born at Algona on August 14, 1892. She received her education here, graduating from the Algona high School in 1910. Evelyn studied the violin and performed in the old Call Theatre Opera House on North Thorington St. many times. As a young girl she became afflicted with arthritis and since 1914 was confined to her wheel chair or crutches. She was employed for a time in the Kossuth County Recorder's office for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henderson, then the Kossuth County Recorder and his deputy and Clerk 0. J. Stephenson. she became affiliated with the newspapers in 1940 and was well-known, for her "Tidbits" column. Evelyn was a collector of mementoes and was a reliable source for authentic information EVELYN CADY of the earlier days. She had made her home in recent years at the Good Samaritan home here. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Kossuth County Historical Society. Despite her handicap, Evelyn diligently sought news items over the years. At times her arthritis was so severe that she was unable to use a typewriter, and writing by hand was difficult, but she made every effort to keep her news flowing to the newspaper office. Her own column, "Tidbits", was one of her major interests in life, and of enjoyment to many, particularly older residents who knew well the families and historical data to which she often referred. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and the only survivors are cousins. Kossuth In Middle Of Judicial District Tussle Kossuth County turned out to be in the middle of a legislative tussle to reduce the number of the states' judicial districts from 18 to eight. Backers of the redistricting plan, approved by the House last Thursday 67-29, say the plan is designed to equalize the case load of Iowa's district courts, which vary from a low of 268 cases a year to 790. One lawmaker, Rev. Norman Jesse, Des Moines, said "individual judges who can sit on their duffs with the light case loads in their districts would rather keep on doing so than have to gp to work." One of the shifts in the proposed revision of judicial districts would take Kossuth County from the district that includes . Cerro Gordo county and put it into the district that includes Clay and Buena Vista counties. Kossuth is already in the latter district under the present setup. Hep. Dehvyn StioJiH-'r, Garner, offered the amendment to shift Kossuth from the proposed district centering around Mason City to one centering around Storm Lake, and moving two other counties into the Mason City orbit. Rep. Berl Priebe of Algona said these changes were much favored "by all of the judges and lawyers directly concerned." He said they did not favor the redistricting approved by the Senate. Another legislator from Waterloo, however, said four judges in that area did not want to be moved into the Mason City orbit. At any rate, under the House plan as approved, Kossuth would lie in the Storm Lake-centered judicial district. To Plant Trttt Members of the F.C.A. chapter will plant trees Saturday of this week in their "Tree Planting Project," sponsored with the iiflp tit the Algoua Kotary Club. Highway 169 Detour Begins The construction of three new bridges on highway 169 south of Algona will begin today (Monday) as previously announced.- The detour route from highway 19 to Bode will be in effect, starting about 1:30 p.m. Camper, Deer And Flasher Cause Crashes Three accidents Friday night kept Deputy Sheriff Charles Day mighty busy. The first occurred at about 7:15 p.m. Friday when the trailer hitch broke loose on a camper being pulled by Robert Adams of Humboldt and the camper went into the ditch seven miles south of Algona on highway 169. There was $2,500 damages to the camper. At 9:30 p.m. a car driven by LeRoy Gaspers of Bancroft struck and killed a deer 2 1/2 miles south of Bancroft in Greenwood township. There was $75 damage to the fender off the Casper car. A two-car crash occured at 11:15 p.m. 1/2 mile southwest of Lakota on the gravel. Cars driven by Andy Kuper of Lakota and Brad Johnson, Buffalo Center, were traveling in the same direction when Kuper saw a flashing signal farther up the road. He stopped his car and was hit from behind by Johnson. There was $275 damages to the front of the Johnson vehicle and $150 rear end damages to the Kuper car. Steve Christensen, a passenger in the Kuper car, suffered bruises to his left shoulder and right leg and Johnson had facial scratches and a yJbruisedieltleg.- < — • >-.;.-, , ,. „. . Loyalty Day Parade, Y.F.W. Plan, Apr. 24 Algona Post 2541, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be host to a 10th district meeting, Saturday, April 24, and the program includes a Loyalty Day parade at 3 p.m. in the afternoon. Wm. Bestenlehner of Algona is commander of the 10th district. Six categories of parade prizes are being offered. Several hundred VFW representatives from the district are expected. Stanley Klein is commander of the Algona post, and Wm. Batt Jr. is post quartermaster. The same evening the local post will be host to the annual Spanish American War Honor Banquet, with a number of dignitaries to be present. Sunday, April 25, the annual convention and election of the 10th district, both VFW and Auxiliary, will take place. The annual meeting of the Algona post, with election of officers, is to be held April 14. Order Diseased Elm Trees At Burt Removed BURT - Monday night the Burt town council voted to have diseased elm trees in Burt removed, Some one is to be, contacted and if possible work on the removal begun within the next few days. Councilmen Don Reimers and Bill Giddings presented a program for Civil Defense in Burt, saying committees are being set up at present and the program will be presented at the county Municipal meeting to be held in. Burt Tuesday, April 13, for approval. The problem of dogs running loose in town was discussed and the marshal was instructed to carry out the dog proclamation recently issued and posted by the mayor requiring all dogs to be restrained to owners' property. Houtiue bills and reports Winnebago, Titonka To Share In Estate Judge Gives Directed Verdict For Defense In Gruis Estate Sale i 4-H Day Winners Boys Subject Matter Winners-Aggressive Lads at Tom's Radio & TV, Rod Janssen (left) and Dale Beck of Lakota. Honorable Mention-Union Boys at Joe Bradley Equipment. Girls Subject Matter Wmners-Burt Bluebirds at Sheakley's, Rochelle Sarchet (left) and Sharon Patterson of Burt. Honorable Mention-Grant Challengers at Johnson's Flowers. Boys Philosophy Winners-Greenwood Boys at Fareway, Rich Arndorfer (left) and Carl Bormann of Bancroft. Honorable Mention-Seneca Future Farmers at Coast-to-Coast. Girls Philosophy a/if] ;;.C Winners- Seneca Stars at Harrison's, Rosemary Fortney (left) and Helen Bollig. Honorable Mention Garfidd Gbrns at mUblllt t'flUI II, Uf. / . Judge Joseph Hand gave a directed verdict for the defense in a contested will case which had a three-day jury trial in Kossuth County District Court last week. The judge ruled in favor of Winnebago County, Ramsey Reformed church, Robert Lang, the Town of Titonka and Edward Boyken, executor, in that they are legally entitled to be the beneficiares of the $129,787.69 estate of the late Bert Gruis. Plaintiffs filing the action to establish that they were legal heirs were nieces and nephews including Ben Gruis, Herman Gruis Jr., Dorothy Rippentrop, Jennie Ricks and Mrs. Herman Harms. The plaintiffs have 30 days to file an appeal. Otherwise, an estimated $81,000 of the estate will go to establish a recreational area on the 180 acre farm located 12 miles northeast of Titonka in Winnebago county. The remainder of the estate, approximately $45,000, was left to the Town of Titonka for the betterment of the community, with the exception of a $2,000 bequest to the Ramsey Reformed church and $1,000 to Robert Lang. The jury to hear the evidence was drawn last Tuesday and testimony for the plaintiffs was heard Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday. Testifying were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gruis and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Harms. When the plaintiffs rested their case, attorneys for the defendants requested a directed verdict from the judge and this was given in their behalf about 10 a.m. Thursday. Next case set for trial is Marlin Liumvs.DreisandKrump Mfg. Co., a damage suit. A jury will be drawn beginning at 1 p.m. Monday (today) and the trial is expected to begin after that before Judge Hand. Limbaugh-Toylor Families To Host AFS Students Two Algona families, the Jack Limbaughs and the Mitch Taylors have been notified by the American Field Service of their acceptance as host families to foreign exchange students during the next school year. For the first time, this assures Algona of having two foreign exchange students assigned to the Algona Community High School for a full year. This is the second time for the Taylors to have an AFS student. They were host family for Sana Sved- man of Rotebro, Sweden when she spent the 1965-'66 school year in Algona. Leon Laird, Algona AFS Chapter president, has stated that additional funds will be required to assist with the expenses entailed by the local club during the students' stay in Algona. Two Drivers Charged In Sexton Mishap Charges were filed against both drivers involved in a two-car crash at Sexton on highway 18 Wednesday evening about 7 p.m. Robert H. Cagle, Garner was charged with failing to have his car under control and Carol L. Kiley, Burt, was charged with faulty turn signals and brake lights. Total damage to the cars was about $400. Deputy sheriff Charles Day reported the Burt woman was making a turn as both traveled east on 18 and she turned left instead of right as Cagle was passing. * Chimney Fir* Sparks from the chimney at the Oliver Carlson home south, of Algona set the roof afire Thursday evening. The Algona Fire Department answered the

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