Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1971 · Page 1
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ADVANCE ALMANAC Digest of Week's NEWS HOSPITAL NEWS (St. Ann) JUSTICE OF THE PEACE APRIL 9 - Jess Valentine, Lone Rock, medical; Sister Mary Lucile Will, Algona, medical; Patricia Berninghaus, Algona, medical; Scott Leigh, Algona, medical; Madeline Doocy, Bancroft, medical. APRIL 10 - Mrs. Mark Seeley, Algona, surgery. APRIL 11 - Mary Studer, Titonka, medical. APRIL 12 - Orla Burns, Algona, medical. APRIL 13 - Rosella Kunkel, Bancroft, surgery; Ardis Thilges, Bode, medical; Mrs. Anna Courtney, Algona, medical; Mary Reding, Whittemore, medical. APRIL 14 - Glen Sabin, Algona, medical; Margaret Weydert, Bode, medical; Stella Arndorfer, Algona, medical; William Dunlap, Algona, medical. APRIL 15 - Allan Ruhnke, LuVerne, surgery. APRIL 16 - Maxine Momyer, Algona, medical. ST. ANN BIRTHS APRIL 16 - Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Bode, Algona, boy. MAYOR'S COURT David D. Wagner, Algona, speeding, $20; Timmy D. Bristow, LuVerne, failure to stop, red light $10; Eugene W. Godfredson, Algona, improper registration, $10; Thomas J. Schroeder, Algona, littering, $10; Marlyn L. Helmers, Algona, speeding, $11; Carolyn J. Gerber, West Bend, speeding, $10; Charles E.- Monson, Wesley, speeding, $15; Doris A. Anliker, Whittemore, speeding, $10; Richard L. Klein, Algona, speeding, $10; Jeanette Peters, Algona, speeding, $10; Dennis L. Hanson, swea City, speeding, $10; Dale M. Sperry, Fort Dodge, improper left turn, $10; Ferris 1 F. Fett, Algona, driving left of center line, $10; Gregory L. Miller, Algona, speeding, $15; Bruce E. Johnson, Algona, stop sign, $10. WEATHER April 9 April 10 April 11 April 12 April 13 April 14 April 15 April 16 NEW VEHICLES SOLO Kenneth F. & Jacquelyne Ann Schmidt, Lone Rock, chev p/u; Custom Farm Service, Swea City, Ford trk.; Jerald A. Bode, Algona, Jeep; Kay E. Geitzenauer, Lone Rock, Chev.; Richard P. or Dolores C. Madson, Wesley, Buick; Darrel D. or Sedell M. Bishop, Swea City, Olds; Dau's Garage, Algona, Rambler; Marcus J. Holm, Burt, Chev.; Linda Jane Thompson, Swea Cityj Chev.; Lyle A. Thompson, Swea City, Chev.; James E. or Alice J. Zaugg, Algona, Buick; Jessie C. Boyken, Titonka, Buick; Corrine M. Traub, West Bend, Chev.; Donald K. or Helen L. Geerdes, Swea City, Ford; Gerald A. Radig, Lone Rock, Chev.; John B. or Geneva M. Miller, Titonka, Chev.; Arnold Gade, Algona, Chrysler; Gregor F. or Frances E. Deim, Swea city, Ford; John G. or Marilyn Y. Larson, Swea City, '70 Ford; JohnT. Tielebein, Algona, '70 Ford; Elmer A. Lee, Lone Rock, Chev. BUILDING PERMITS Richard Reynolds, reshingle house; Everett F. Grosser, re- shingle house; Fred Hagg, re- shingle; Rudy Tietz, construct house at 1603 E. Linden St., estimated cost, $19,000; Herman Jansen, reshingle; Monte Scobba, roof repairs; Home Federal, construct marquee; Herman Wise, reshingle; Floyd Weishaar, move garage; Roger Ellefson, construct concrete drive; N. R. Scholer, construct house at 21 oak Ridge Drive, estimated cost, $27,000; LeoCa- sel, remodel; Donald Frideres, construct garage; C. E. Zaugg, remove old porch and replace; Kyle Keith, construct house at 406 West Overmeyer Drive, estimated cost, $17,000; Kyle Keith, construct house at 318 West Overmeyer Drive, estimated cost, $19,500; Leo Frank, construct garage; Donald Peterson, construct attached garage; Mrs. HI 58 70 66 64 58 62 78 — LO R 34 32 51 37 29 Tr. 26 35 54 Glen A. Tofteberg, Bode, speeding, $8; Michael E. Estberg, Algona, speeding, $14; Darwin E. Hill, Titonka, speeding, $10; Carol Watts, Emmetsburg, false check, Swanson's Stores, Inc., restitution and $5; Mathilda E. Lappe, Bancroft, speeding, $9. WEDDING PERMITS Jerrold Funk, Algona and Patricia Long, Burt. NEW COURT CASES Heinrich A. Hauck, administrator of the estate of Elma L. Hauck, Humboldt, vs. Gregory J. and Darlene A. Origer, West Bend, damage suit, $150,000. Emil Peterson Rites April 14 At Swea City SWEA CITY - A Swea City man, Emil Bernard Peterson, 77, died Sunday afternoon at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. Services were Wednesday afternoon, April 14 at the First Baptist church, Swea City, with Rev. James Gordon officiating. Burial was in Harrison Township cemetery. He was born Dec. 17, 1893 at swea City, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peterson (Josephine Soderburg). Mr. Peterson received his education in Swea city schools. He was married Sept. 22, 1923 to Mildred Olson, at Littleton, Colo, and lived in swea City all his life. He was a farm implement mechanic and feed salesman. • ... He was a member of the First Baptist church in Swea City and served on the Board of Deacons lor 20 years. Emil B. Peterson was a Veteran of World War I, and served in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Mildred, two sons, Virgil Peterson, New Brighton, Minn., and Daryl Peterson, Minneapolis, Minn., and one daughter, Mrs. Richard (La Vonne) McNeal, Casper, Wyo., 8 grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Loren Anderson, and Mrs. Herbert Smith, three brothers, Anton Peterson, Wilfred Peterson, all of Denver, Colo, and Arvid Peterson, Minneapolis. Pallbearers were Floyd Treat, Glenn Olson, Maynard Jensen, Earl Preston, Lionel Thompson and Roy Kluger. Soloist was Mrs. Richard Olson and organist was Mrs. Elmer Franks. Estate Of $143,228.13 An inventory estate value of $143,228.13 was filed for the estate of the late Ernest R. G. Riedel of Burt, last week in the Kossuth Courthouse. It was the largest estate inventory to bfi filed in some time. Enter* « .cond etan root*, OH, ,. ,, 08 , ot Atoono, ,**, 50511 po*c, flcc undor ^ of VOL. 71 - NO. 16 - MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1971 - ALGONA, IOWA Library State Historical Society of I. w . Iowa City, Iowa 522^0 vance One Section Fourteen Pages Rites Held Saturday For Anna Courtney Mrs. Walter (Anna) Courtney, 86, longtime resident of Algona, died unexpectedly Thursday at St. Ann Hospital where she had been a patient a short time. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church with Monsignor Lawrence Hoffman officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery with McCullough Funeral Service in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were David Smith, William Dau, Jr., Wilbur Daley, Ted Charles, Dean Schlapia and Eugene Hood. Anna Maud Courtney was born Sept. 28, 1884 at Belmond, la. She married Walter Courtney there Feb. 20, 1916. She and her husband came to Algona in 1924 where they had since lived. Mr. Courtney died in 1960. For several years Mrs. Courtney was employed by the City of Algona as a matron. She was a member oftheC.D.A. Surviving are three sons, Wilbur, Algona; Loren, Clarion; and Mayor William Finn, Algona. Her only daughter, Betty, Mrs. Arnold Arndorfer, Corwith, preceded her in death. There are 16 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Work On Idea Combined City, County Jail Efforts are underway to work out a plan which-would receive state approval, and possibly some ,, federal funds to assist in financing, for a new jail to be located in the present Algona City Hall. It would or could serve both Kossuth County and the City of Algona. With departure of the public utilities offices to their own, fine new building, there would be adequate space for a jail to serve both city and qounty. An effort to pass a bond issue for a new county jail was defeated sometime back. Since then, Kossuth county jail prisoners have been transported to Humi- boldt or other counties. One of the requirements of the state for jail facilities is that there be someone in the jail vicinity all 24 hours. Algona police communications center is manned 24 hours day and night, and would meet that requirement. Wesley Student Honored Delmar Mains, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mains, Wesley, has been chosen by Lantz House at Iowa State University as vice president of the house through the winter quarter of 1972. He will help coordinate a social, academic and intramural program for the 44 men in Lantz House. 'Kids Usually Turn Out Pretty Good People' Ralph W. Lindhorst, now completing three years as a probation officer in this area, serving basically Kossuth and Palo Alto counties but not exclusively, says that even though there has been about a 30% increase in cases in the three years "kids are not too bad, and usually turn out to be pretty good people." Prior to taking the probation officer job, closely allied with juvenile court proceedings, he served for a number of years as Kossuth county sheriff, and as a result is pretty well- informed on what's going on and where. "Kids get into different types of trouble than they used to, however," notes Lindhorst. He added that "we have our share of the drug problem, mostly marijuana, but a smattering of other things, too." With Lindhorst, the last thing lie wants to do is put any youngster into an institution. "Some- the answer is a foster home, and when the situation calls for it, that's what we try to do," he said. In this two-county area there are usually from 40 to 50 cases in the active file, awaiting investigation, and hopefully solution. Seneca Youths VOLUNTEER CLEAN-UP CREWS DISMAYED Spending Two Weeks At U-N County Roads Become Trash Collectors KALPH l.Jh'JWOKST SENECA - Chan Smith and Wayne Gerhardt left Algona Monday morning, April 12, along with 36 other United Methodist Youth Fellowship members from the Spencer district for a two weeks United Nations seminar in New York City. The group made the trip by chartered bus. They stopped at Gettysburg, Pa.; planned to spend three days visiting points of interest in Washington, D.C.; and three days at the United Nations, New York City. Methodist churches along the way opened their doors to the youth group so they could spend their travel nights there. The young people were equipped for sleeping in their own sleeping bags. The young men are sons of Mrs. J. Wallace Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gerhardt, respectively. They expect to return home April 24. $1/5,000 Injury Suit Still In Court Here Testimony was still underway Friday afternoon in the district court case here in which an employee of the Weidenhoff Cofp. is asking $175,000 in a damage suit against the Dreis & Krump Mfg. Co. of Chicago. The case was expected to run into the fore part of the week. Judge Joseph Hand is presiding. The plaintiff asks the damages as the result of an accident involving machinery manufactured ,Jby, the defendant.. Fjour. different,, . counts are involved in his petition for damages. The plaintiff lost part of his hand in the accident. * * * One new case was filed in Kossuth district court last week. Family practice Medical Center is plaintiff and George Schnetzer, Jr. is defendant in an action in which the plaintiff asks judgment for $47. Tentatively scheduled for trial in this court term, April 26, was an action of Philip Bernhard vs. John Nemi. $490 Collected On "Coffee Day" For Retarded $490.04 was collected in Kossuth County in the restaurant operators participation for "Coffee on the House" Day, a statewide benefit project to aid mentally retarded children. The 36 county businesses who participated on March 26 were: Algona - Van's Cafe, Ludwigs, Chrome, Blue and White, Sid's, Jerry's Recreation, Tall Paul's, i Honsbruch Drug, Thuente Drug, Bomgaars Ben Franklin, Algona Lanes, Charlie's Supper Club, Johnson Jouse, Colwell's Dairy Creme and the Algona Country Club. Wesley - Al's Place, Flaharty's Cafe and Wagner's Cafe. Whittemore - Home Cafe, Highway Cafe, J and K's Tavern and Whittemore Feeds. Fenton - Al's Place and 90's cafe; at Lone Rock, Lone Rock Cafe and Montgomery Cafe at Swea City. At Titonka the Titonka Bowling Lanes and Kountry Kitchen Cafe. Lakota - Stroebel's Cafe and Wel-Com Inn. Bancroft - Norm's Place, Roy's Grill and Leisure Lanes. Burt - Norm's Place, Cunningham Cafe and Don's Place. Last Therapist Resigns Tuesday The fourth Speech Therapist employed by Kossuth County, Jim Walton, psychologist, tendered his resignation to the Kossuth County Board of Education last Tuesday. The three other therapists had resigned a week earlier. Thus the county will have a complete new staff of therapists next fall with a search now underway tor THE WESLEY BOYS 4-H Club didn't wait for Earth Week ta begin before starting to make like Mr. Clean's volunteer army nnM t uf rC ! ieC V!;7' i ; e C i eaning ditches in a »»*-»ectlon area north of Wesley. Adult leader Roger Buffington said it appeared that people are using roadsides as dumps. "The bo y r were lok.ng about being able to build a ear with what we found he f.rst day (Thursday)," he said. "We found three mufflers, f.res a wheel rim, hub caps ... a TV set ... but mostly wh.skey bottles and beer and pop cans." They're storing the Whittemore Pastor Writes Views To School Board garbage on land owned by Wendell Christensen, rural Wesley until it can be buried. THE BOYS, age 9-17, are: (front row, from left) Jim Kiley, Wendell Christensen, Jr., John Anderson, Daryl Kunkel, Clark Christensen, Tom Kiley, Sam Rasmussen, (bock row, from left) Jim Olson, Paul Rqsmussen, Frank Rasmussen, Danny Kunkel, Steve Becker, Mark Klein and Bill Kiley. Neal Struthers and Phil Buffington helped too, but were not present for the photograph. (Algona Pub. Co. photo) ^TimePlan A Whittemore pastor, Rev. Cleo Kautsch of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and school, hasvig- orously objected to the viewpoints expressed by two Algona pastors who jointly read their opposition to a proposed time-sharing and special education program re-. quested of the Algona Community school board. Rev. Kautsch sent copies of his objections to all members of the Algona board, which also includes the Whittemore school area. One portion of the proposed special education aid is for a full-time reading teacher for assistance between St. Michael's Catholic grade school in Whittemore and St. Paul's Lutheran school. The letter of Rev. Kautsch, exactly as presented to the board members, follows: "As a pastor of a Protestant church I wish to respond to the article in the April 15th edition, "Pastors Give Objections to Parochial School Bids for Shared-Time Help." The people of my denomination have been as active as those of any other church body in resisting encroachment on the requirements of the first amendment to our nation's Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; . . ." we still maintain that position. ' Federal and State Governments are recognizing that increasing aids to public school education is, in effect, prohititing the free exercise of religion through private and parochial education, which, by the way, historically preceded public school education in our country. Therefore, Federal and State Governments have enacted laws to correct the trend by allowing some aid to private schools, and thus to make it possible to maintain the requirements of the first amendment as this applies to education. Should not local school boards, then, do what the laws of the land enable them to do, and do so with the wisdom that each local situation calls for? IF THE PASTORS mentioned in the news article are really so completely in favor of separation of church and state as a principle, then why do they not speak out against the practice of having chaplains pray at sessions of the legislature and having transportation to Des Moines paid with tax money? Why do they on occasion have public school singing groups take part in church services? Why are they willing to arrange for public school baccalaureate services? I assume that they do not really expect the public school to be completely divorced from religion or religion to be completely separated from the public school. Neither do I. $1 To Picnic At Call The pastors are quoted as appealing to the Algona Community School Board to act against aid to parochial schools .because "private schools serve private interest." Private schools also serve public interests. It is the public interests which our State law recognizes by its Auxiliary Services and Shared-Time Acts. IF THEY ARE opposed to the purposes for which parochial Bertha Thuente Dies Saturday Mrs. John (Bertha) Thuente, 65, a former Algona business woman, died Saturday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral services have been tentatively set for Tuesday morning in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church with Hamilton-Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements and visitation at the funeral home after 2p.m.Sunday. Mrs. Thuente and her husband came to Algona from Spencer and purchased the Borchardt Drug Store here. The.Thuente Pharmacy was sold to their son, Jerry, approximately five years ago and Mr. Thuente died in March of 1967. Surviving besides her son, Jerry of Algona, are two daughters, Jacquelin, Mrs. Bill Sanguin of Cherokee, and Esther, Omaha. Nebr. The Thuente Pharmacy will be closed all day Tuesday. Park Is Possibility | Succumbs To Sudden Illness ;j If a bill passed by the House and now in the hands of the Senate | becomes law in Iowa, anyone entering Ambrose A. Call State I Park adjacent to Algona, and operating a motor vehicle, will have ij to pay a daily fee of $1. |; If vehicle operators expect to have more than five picnics \ there a season, they can get an annual permit for $5. ij Almost every state park in Iowa would be covered by the new | law if it is finally passed. Representative Berl Priebe of Algona ;: was one of the 44 members of the House who voted against the I measure, which passed, however, by a 52 to 44 vote. |: Supporters of the fee said the money would help maintain and | improve the parks. Opponents said the fee was just another |; example of "nickel and diming the people of Iowa to death.'' \ There were no party lines discernible in the vote. l; The Iowa Conservation Commission has ruled that if the bill ij passes, most state parks providing such services as camping, I Picknieking, boating and fishing facilities, will collect the fees. ; Call state park is hardly in the "boating and fishing" category ; Iwt it qualifies in UK> "camping and picnicking" area. Funeral arrangements for Miss Maxine Momyer, 67, longtime Algonan, were pending at the McCullough Funeral Service Saturday when the Advance went to press. Miss Momyer died unexpectedly at St. Ann Hospital late Friday afternoon where she had been taken earlier that day. Miss Momyer was associated for years with her father and brother, Charles and John Momyer, in the Momyer Abstract office here, which she and her brother had operated for some time following the death of thtir schools are maintained, let that be the reason for opposing aid. If the parochial schools are not meeting the standards of education which the public interest demands, then let them oppose the parochial schools for that reason. If the schools are doing what the State requires of them, why deny parochial schools the aid they are entitled to? Sincerely yours, /S/ Cleo Kautsch * * * Open House AtGarrigan Garrigan High School in Algona is holding a pubjic open house during regular school hours this Thursday and has organized a rally in support of non-public education for Sunday- at 2:30. The open house this Thursday begins at 8.-30. Student guides will provide tours through the Garrigan facilities, including observance of classes in session. Father Cecil Friedman, Garrigan superintendent, said coffee will be served in the school lobby. A free lunch will also be provided to visitors in the school cafeteria from 11:30 to 12:30. Guests are asked to stop at the main office first anytime before 3:30 p.m. The Sunday rally will be held in the Garrigan gym and will feature as keynote speaker ex- Algonan Beanie Cooper, currently the athletic director and head football coach at Heelan High School in Sioux City. Grade school and high school musical groups will provide the entertainment. Members of the state legislature are being invited to attend. The public is cordially invited to attend both events at Garrigan. father. The business was sold several years ago to James Peterson when Miss Momyer and her brother retired. She was a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the Al* gona chapter of the Business and Professional Women. Surviving are two brothers, John of Algona, and Chester, Chicago. A sister, Margaret, is ik-ci.-a.H'fJ.

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