Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 26, 1971 · Page 1
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ADVANCE ALMANAC NEW COURT CASES None. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PAXSON - Duane W. Turpen, Ottumwa, speeding, $20; Marvin T. Pompe, Whittemore, control of vehicle, $15; Leo F. Miller, Estherville, excessive noice, $10. BUILDING PERMITS Rudy Tietz, construct house at 109 W. McGregor, est. $18,000; Hiese building, 12 No. Dodge, new front and lower ceilings; Croft Ready-Mix, erect sign; Gary Rich, fence; Ray E. Johnson, re- shingle house; Wade Hanson, re- shingle house and garage; Mrs. Anna Scobba, basement floor and partition. WEDDING APRIL 16 APRIL 17 APRIL 18 APRIL 19 APRIL 20 APRIL 21 APRIL 22 APRIL 23 LICENSES H 75 78 61 77 82 60 62 L 54 38 50 51 51 43 33 33 Rain .02' .01 .07 .22 ST. ANN BIRTHS APRIL 16 - Mr. Marvin Bode, boy. and Mrs. APRIL 17 Thomas Ristau, girls. APRIL 22 Harold Demory, Mr. and Mrs. Algona, twin Mr. and Mrs. Bode, girl; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Heldorfer, Bancroft, girl. ST. ANN HOSPITAL APRIL 16 - Daniel Downs, Algona, medical; Harlan Buseman, Thornton, medical. APRIL 17 - Julie McVeigh, Algona, medical; Matthew platt, Algona, medical; Lynn Anderson, Algona, accident. APRIL 18 - Sister Tarcisia Scherbring, Bancroft, fracture. APRIL 20- Richard Illg, Bode, surgery. APRIL 21-Ella Burke, Whittemore, medical. APRIL 22 - Janice McAfee, Burt, medical; William Dunlap, Algona, medical; Gary Rowlett, Bancroft, surgery; Eldon Meyer, Whittemore, surgery; Evelyn Maxine Tague, Algona, medical. APRIL 23 - Dagmar Newel, Fenton, medical. MAYOR'S COURT Carol J. Prentice, Rodman, speeding, $10; Lowell W. Smith, Algona, speeding, $10; Robert L. Bachman, Algona, speeding, $10; Richard M. Wolf, Algona, speeding, $12; Lawrence A.Dod- en, Woden, speeding, $12; Larry L. Fox, Algona, speeding, $11; Robert L. Thilges, Algona, speeding, $10; Richard L. Countryman, Titonka, speeding, $10; Charges of possession of beer to three minors, $50 each; William D. Roeber, Whittemore, speeding, $12; William H. Foth, Bancroft, stop sign, $10; Ella R. Roth and Wayne J. Roth, Woden, drinking on highway, $15 each; Michael E. Juchem, Wesley, OMVI; Melvin J. Faber, Algona, OMVI. WEDDING PERMITS Lyle Rippentrop, Swea city, and Kathleen Tonn, Blue Earth, Minn.; Gary L. Almelien, Joice, and Paulette Arend, Buffalo Center; Richard Girres, West Bend, « ««ood eten motor, Dee. 1, 1909, at Algooo, Iowa 50511 postoffia, undar Act of Congrs,, March 8 1879 VOL 71 - NO. 17 - MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1971 - AIGONA, ,OWA - 14 Pages in o Libia ry State Historical Iowa City, i ova nf r "' Before-After Prom Party Plans Told High School prom time is here and plans are well under way for the Spring "Dance of the Year" at both the Algona Community and Garrigan High Schools. At Garrigan the date has been set for May 8. The Notorious Noblemen from Minneapolis will play for the Prom which will be preceded by a banquet at the K of C Hall, starting at 6 : 30 p.m. The banquet, sponsored by parents of the Junior class students, is headed by co-chairmen, Mrs. William McGuire and Mrs. William Specht. Bev Buscher will be in charge of the decorations and others who have helped with the planning are Eleanor Thilges, Darlene Bernhard, Dorothy Plathe, Irene Muehe, Imogene Studer, Evelyn Weydert, Luella Murphy, Mrs. Alfred Scherer and Mary C. Erpelding. Algona High School parents of the Juniors sponsor an After- Prom party and this year Mr. and Mrs. Russell Buchanan are the general chairmen for the May 15th event. Music for the preceding Prom will be furnished by the Headstone, another Minneapolis music group. Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Nielsen are in charge of the committee to choose a movie to be shown following the dance. From the theatre the "after-Prom" party will be held at the VFW hall where there will be dancing to music by the Headstone, entertainment, prizes and refreshments, until 4;30 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Willrett are the secretaries with Mr. and Mrs. Eppo Bulten in .charge of finances. The Lowell Smiths, food committee chairmen; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moulton, jr., prizes; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Post, entertainment; Mr. "aria Mrs. Don Higgs, clean up and general planning - the Rex Voyles, Harold Peters, Mitch Taylors and Andy Cubits. - The banquet for Algona High students will be held at 6:30 that evening in the Commons hosted by the members of the Junior class. Hearing Thursday On "169" Route A hearing on the proposed improvement of highway 169 along the present State and Jones street route will be held Thursday night of this week in the high school auditorium beginning at7;30p.m. The hearing will allow local residents and interested persons an opportunity topresent statements for and against. Claim Bicycles The Algona Police Department has for some time had four bicycles. There are three 20 inch and one 26 inch and the owners may claim by identifying. vance "Hung" Jury In 175,000 Damage Suit Thursday Corn Planting Starts Early Kossuth County farmers are starting corn planting earlier than usual, thanks to unusually dry spring weather. The last two seasons have been wetter. Louis Ferstl (left) and his employee, Alvin Kramer, were among the first area men to begin planting. Their first 14-hour planting day began last Monday at 6 a.m., with hopes that a late frost wouldn't wipe out their early-bird efforts. Their start.was about 10 days ahead of the average starting date and a week ahead of most area farmers who started today. The seedcorn is deposited two inches (sometimes less than two inches) into the soil. Deeper seeding might cause unwanted underground leafing. Corn obtains its best yield if it is planted early enough so that silk- ing and tasseling (pollinating) takes place before July 15-18. So large acreages like Ferstl's must be planted as soon as possible. Watch for planting interviews and information by Extension Director John Ley in his "Jottings By John" colmun in next Thursday's UDM. 1 ' '. '.v.'v;',*•*•'•">*•'•' and Linda Allen, Emmetsburg; Reuben Schutz and Linda Kollasch, both of Hutchinson, Minn. xs**u*v*( (MftU VTUIlidi VI U1C -LVHJU&t;. %%%$^^ Grace Turner Dies; Rites Held Saturday .-. v •*>.,• ;•-;».•,. ••^-.^•.>,;.', . • • .. Grace Viola Turner, 75, died at University Hospital in Iowa City on Thursday, April 22. Funeral services were held in the McCullough Funeral Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Raymond Russell officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, the McCullough Funeral Service in charge. Pallbearers were Jerry De Kruif, Robbie Apple, David De Kruif, Erby Shipler, Richard Apple and Zane Dodds. Mrs. Turner was born June 6, 1895 at Algona, daughter of William and Nancy Ward Dodds. She attended the Algona Public schools and was married to Floyd Turner on August 1, 1913, at Algona. She and her husband had lived their entire married life in Algona. Mr. Turner died in March of 1965. Mrs. Turner is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Marjorie Apple and Mrs. Ruby Walton both of Des Moines and Pauline, Mrs. Cornine DeKruif of Sheldon. There \ are five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Turner was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Women of the Moose. West Bend Girl Breaks Leg Car-Truck Crash Saturday A 17 year old West Bend girl, JoairMar'ie Blair;" is In' Mercy Hospital at Fort Dodge with a compound fracture of the left leg she received in a car-truck accident at 7:40 a.m. Saturday on the Highway 169; detour east of West Bend. A Custom Farm Services truck pulling a trailer hauling anhydrous ammonia was making a turn to the west when William Richard Runchey of West Bend, driving a 1967 Buick, failed to ' see the stop sign in time and skidded into the rear of the truck and trailer, ending up in the south ditch. Miss Blair, a passenger in the car which was owned by Glenn E. Blair of West Bend, was taken by ambulance to the Fort Dodge hospital where she had surgery for the fracture. Iowa Highway patrol from Pocahontas investigated the crash. There was $1000 damages to the Blair Buick and an un- estimated amount to the trailer. Neither of the drivers were injured. The truck owned by Custom Farm Services was driven by Harold Francis Demory, 43, of Bode. Development Corporation Project Four New Duplexes Built At Titonka Algona firemen were called to Metronics, Inc. on highway 18 east of Algona at 10:54 a.m. Friday when a chip pile was afire. There wa,s no damage. Open House for the four new duplex housing units at Titonka will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2, it was announced this week by the Titonka Development Corporation. The development group will have tours of the housing units from 1 until 5 p.m. Finishing- touches on the unity, which have winter, have been put on the past week. The Titonka Development Corporation organized in May of 1970 and this housing project "was initiated last October, it is the first project of the non-profit corporation, which is headed by Chuck Beed of Titonka. Other officers in the organization i/'.- V}'-i.-,m;>iji;j;t i- Heyer, secretary-treasurer Alfred Redenius and directors Marlin Jorgenson, Harm Huisinga, Gene Krominga and Art Boyken. Each living unit in the four duplexes features two bedrooms, bath, living room, kitchen and large closet space. The living quarters have complete electrical wiring am) are gas heated. blocks from the Titonka business area in the southeast part of town on 76'xl40'lots. The development corporation charges $70 per month rent and this includes lawn care, garbage removal and snow removal. Renting information can I* obtained from Alfred Kedenius. Four of the eight units )> ;v-. al- Present 0. B. Laing With Plaque A PLAQUE was presented to retiring Algona Superintendent of Schools O. B. Laing Friday night at the Honor Student Banquet in the High School Cjommons "In Gratitude for his many years of dedicated service to education." Presentation was made by Julian Chrischilles in behalf of the banquet committee and the school district as a whole. Over 300 students, parents and faculty attended the banquet which is an annual event staged by the three Algona service clubs, Kossuth County Bar Assn. and Algona JayCees. (Algona Pub. Co. photo) *s&88^^ A ti I «yj Fire At Metronics Anna Nelson, 74 Of Swea City, Dies Thursday SWEA CITY - Mrs. Anna Nelson, 74, died Thursday morning at Fairmont Community Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in .Swea City with interment in the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery at Vinge, near Lake Mills. Rev. Julius Peterson officiated at the rites and Reese-Henry Funeral Home of Swea city were in charge of arrangements. She was born May 3, 1896 in Winnebago county near Thompson. Her parents were Knute Jacobson and Helena Helgason Jacobson, She was married to Nels Nelson July 6, 1922 at Albert Lea, Minn. He was a railroad man and they lived most of their lives at Lake Mills. He died Oct. 11, 1956. Mrs. Nelson lived for 16years with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Jordahl, near Swea city. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Irene) Jordahl, Swea city; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs, Austin Lodin, Albert Lea; and one brother, Allied F. Mittlieder, Algona, Dies Unexpectedly Funeral services for Frank Mittlieder, 57, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Monday) at the McCullough Funeral chapel with Rev. Ray E. Cox officiating. Burial will be inEastlawnCeme- tery with McCullough's in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers are Vernon Casler, August Schmidt, Everett Tripp, Adrian easier, Clifford Etherington and Bernard Dahlhauser. Frank Mittlieder, son of Chris and Matilda Biech Mittlieder, was born July 2, 1913 at Harvey, N.D. He was employed in Minnesota in thec. C. Camp before coming to Algona in 1938. He married LaVina Blanchard Oct. 18, 1939 at Algona and he has been employed as a mechanic at the Joe Bradley Equipment Co. for over 20 years. Mr. Mittlieder died unexpectedly early Friday at St. Ann Hospital. Surviving besides his widow are two daughters and three sons; LaDonna, Mrs. Jim Guggisberg, Woolstock, la.; Nova, Mrs. Jim Reefer, and Dean, both of Algona; Dale, in the United States Marines stationed at San Diego, Calif.; and Randy, at home. Tiiere are six grandchildren. Brothers and sisters surviving are Chris, Yakima; -Calif.; Donald Mittlieder and Irene Straschein, both of Portland, Ore.; Ann, Mrs. Richard Deako, Carson City, Calif.; and a half-brother, Ivor Wynn, Lake Charles, La. U.S. Citizenship On April 8 For Former Algerians Former Spanish students of Juan Calvo and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Calvo will be interested to learn they became United States citizens on April 8 at a ceremony in Miami, Florida. They were in a group of 777 who became citizens. Mr. Calvo taught Spanish in Algona for three years. He and Mrs. Calvo returned to Miami a year ago following the death of Mrs. Calvo's sister's husband. They came to the United States in 1961 from Cuba where he had been a judge, Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Mawdsley were Algona sponsors for the Calvos. Last winter the Calvos and her sister, Mrs. Hortense Prieto, visited the Mawdsleys in Naples, Fla. and the Mawdsleys later spent a day with them in Miami, A jury of 10 women and two men deliberated nearly 14 hours and then was dismissed as "hung" by Judge Joseph Hand in the $175,000 damage suit filed by a Bancroft man against a Chicago manufacturing firm. The case of Marlin Lium, an employee of Weidenhoff Corp., who had sued the Dreis & Krump Co. of Chicago, ill. for the amount was heard in court for over a week before the case was given to the jury for deliberation at 3-.20 p.m. last Wednesday after final arguments. The jury deliberated until 11:40 p.m. that night before retiring. They began deliberation again Thursday at 10 a.m., continued until a lunch break at 12:30 and returned again from 1:10 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. Jury foreman Leo Bormann, LuVerne, asked to see the judge at 4:15 p.m. and reported the jury apparently was hopelessly deadlocked. He reported that the vote was 7-5 originally, one juror switched his vote to 6-6 and then returned to his original stand to make it 7-5 again, the same as at the outset of deliberations. Judge Hand then dismissed the jury. In all, the jury deliberated for 13 hours and 45 minutes. The case can be retried but not at this term of court. Serving on the jury were Maurine Hovey, Algona; Irene Jay, Bancroft; Lois Miller, Marjorie Person, both of Burt; Agnes Steven, Corwith; Albert Klein, Lone Rocfy Leo Bormann, Maxine Elmore and Darlene Lawson, all of LuVerne; Myrtle Usher, Ottosen; Evelyn Greinert, Rings- sted; Trudy Budlong, Titonka. The case involved 14 counts of alleged negligence against the Chicago firm. Lium lost part of a hand in an accident at Wei- denhoff on May 7, 1968 while operating a piece of machinery manufactured by the company. Ex-Elmore Hardware Store Owner Dies A former Elmore, Minn, hardware store owner, Otto Lange, 79, died Wednesday at an Ames hospital. Funeral services were Saturday at the shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. He was born in Germany May 10, 1891 and operated a hardware store at Elmore for many years. His wife, Rikka, survives as does a daughter in Texas and four sisters including Mrs. Anna Gerdes of Buffalo Center, Mrs. Elfrieda Martin, Elmore, and William Lange, Ledyard. New Judgment In the other judgment, a sum of $1,966.45 was rendered to G. H. Bormann from Harold J. Winkel in court here. Finishing Touch At Algona High Champ Martin (left) took his Algona High building construction class outside Thursday afternoon ... to work. The class, ro'mui Dave Lauck who was absent, helped complete the sidewalk on the southwest side of the new school. The dirt landscape has been seeded. Class members waiting for the cement truck are: (from left) Randy Roeber, Gene Hunt, Denny Mains, Dave Schwint, Gentj Godfredson, Us, Simpson, Don Smith, Steve Kern orui /Auik //.illtr. 'Algonu Pub. Co. photo)

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