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; Forty Firms, Pictures, Stories In Today's 16-page Building Section ( VOL. 71 - NO. 21 - MONDAY, MAY 24, 1971 - ALGONA, IOWA - "ndor Art of Oongrwj March 8, 1879 TWO SECTIONS - 28 Pages State Historical Society O f ^» City, Iowa 52240 i/ancc St. Joe Man Named "Airman Of The Month" THE ANNUAL Spring Building and Home Improvement section of the Algona Newspapers will be found in a 16-page Peach section in today's paper. Featured ore over 40 building, electrical, plumbing and heating, appliance and painting dealers as well as floor covering, furniture, lending institutions and a variety of other related businesses. AFTER A QUIET building season in 1970, this year has started briskly with a number of new homes, business additions and home improvement projects underway. The section should prove of interest to all readers. ^ PHOTO above shows just one of many building projects — Builder Rudy Tietz is currently working with a two-man crew, his son Gene (left) and Russ Leininter. They are working on a home at 1603 E. Linden. ADVANCE ALMANAC WEDDING PERMITS Larry Eckhardt, Blue Earth, and Martha Wallentine, Lakota;' Steven A." Sampj&nr Goldftel*;-- and Kathleen R. Christ, Wadena. Minn. BUILDING PERMITS L. G. Lenz, reshingle garage; Leon Martin, sidewalk; Gordon Baer, sidewalk; Bill Manske, cement slab; Stanley walker, replacing siding and windows; Anna Muller, widen driveway; Ed Sindelar, fence. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PAXSON - Ronald Burtis, disturbing the peace, $10; Robert D. Kemp, plover, false check, restitution and $5; Andrew G. Harms, Burt, false check, restitution and $5; Wayne J. Roth, Woden, false check, restitution and $5. ALGONA WEATHER H MAY 14 MAY 15 MAY 16 MAY 17 MAY 18 MAY 19 MAY 20 MAY 21 86 86 84 77 58 55 68 L 48 52 46 59 51 39 41 47 Rain .46 .65 .01 ST. ANN BIRTHS MAY 14 - Mr. and Mrs. David McGuire, Bode, boy MAY 18 - Mr. and Mrs. John Hood, Algona, girl MAY 19 - Mr. and Mrs. William Doocy, Bancrpft, girl; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Mosher, Algona boy MAY 20 - Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Woodyard, Whittemore, girl. MAYOR'S COURT Daniel F. Renken, Ft. Dodge, improper left turn, $10; Dennis A. Thilges, Bode, careless driving, $10; Jeff A. Higgs, Algona, reckless driving, $25; Rande L. Rogert, Bode, reckless driving, $25; Geo. W. Ostercamp, Wesley, failure to enter safely after stop, $10; Hans T. KLindt, Algona, OMVUI, posted $350 bond; Gary W. Lee, Albia, speeding, $15; Marvin L. Munsinger, Des Moines, speeding, $15; Roy Christopher, Mason City, intoxication, 5 days in jail. NiW COURT CASES Marian J. Carlson vs. Edith Wells, Margaret, Donald, Eunice Carlson, Margaret Carlson as guardian of the person and property of Eunice Carlson, an incompetent, and E. C. McMahon, as guardian of the person and property of Donald Carlson, an incompetent, and Kussuth Comity, Civil Suit; Wilbert H. Thee and Mildred Thee vs. Ernestand Joel E. Kellenberger, West Bend, damage suits, $10,293.17, $8,467.42 and $5,600; Shirley and Lee Schenck vs. Victor Fisher and Rusty Gourley, damage suit, $20,000 and $7,652. ST. ANN HOSPITAL MAY 14' - Harold Fristedt, ^Igdfia, rifedlcal; RShtiie7oinics, Spencer, accident. MAY 15 - Michael McDonnell, Whittemore, accident; Marcy Diamond, Algona, medical. MAY 16 - Christina Thilges, Algona, fracture; Mrs. Eleanor Busch, Algona, accident; Mrs. Ida Leib, Algona, medical; jan- elle Watterman, Algona, surgery; Julie Eisenbacher, Algona, T&A. MAY 17 - Ella Burke, Whittemore, medical; Harold Demory, Bode, surgery; Roberta Berte, Bancroft, medical. MAY 18 - Elizabeth Ann Berte, Bode, medical; Nellie Bockes, LuVerne, surgery; Helen Johnson, Algona, medical; Vicky Wells, Algona, surgery. NEW VEHICLES Forrest T. Gilmore, Whittemore, International TT; Walter Simonsmeier, Swea City, Honda MC; Robert L. Bachmann, Algona, Honda 1 MC; James L. Walker, Wesley, Honda MC; Andrew C. Hanson, Swea City, Chevrolet truck; Lawrence R. Kees, Algona, Ford pickup; Duane H. Hilbert, LuVerne, Chevrolet pickup; North Iowa Asphalt Co., Algona, GMC truck; Doris M. Nielsen, Ringsted, Chevrolet; Kenneth E. Teeter, Algona, Dodge; Percival Motors, Leasing Division, Algona, Dodge; Roger D. Brooks, Algona, Dodge; Vic B. Perkins, Whittemore, Chevrolet; RichardM.Ogren, Algona, Chevrolet; Maxine Quintard, Algona, Buick; Richard D. Chase, Algona, Plymouth; Larry S. or DeEtta L. Twedt, Algona, Chevrolet; Paul or Lucille Hansen, Titonka, Chevrolet; Martin D. Potratz, Whittemore, Chrysler; Cecil A. Pingel, Ledyard, Mercury; Bell Motor Co., Swea City, Ford; Clarence F. or Helen M. Yager, Fenton, Plymouth; Jacquelyn K. Medin, Whittemore, Chevrolet; James P. or Mary L. Oliver, Bancroft, Chevrolet; Brocke A. Laws, Algona, Ford; LaVonne G. Pittman, Algona, Chevrolet. Fertilizer Theft Near Swea City Six cases of Atrazine fertilizer were taken from a truck parked in a field seven miles north and 1 1/2 west of Swea City some time Thursday night it was reported by owner Melvin Thompson, Granada, Minn., to the sheriff's office here Saturday morning. The Thompsons farm the land and had left the truck parked overnight in the field with the fertilizer inside. ST. JOE - A1C Dennis J. Smith a clerk assigned to the Medical Squadron Section, has been named "Airman of the month of May" at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas. He earned the honor after appearing before the Airman of the Month board recently. A total of five airmen representing various Laughlin organizations were in competition. Among Airman Smith's duties are coordinating correspondence, monitoring the Hospital General .Military and proof-reading all Airman performance reports within the Hospital, and preparing pay vouchers for the Air Force personnel, in a letter of nomination, T Sgt. James J. O'Callaghan, first sergeant, said that upon arrival at Laughlin, -Airman Smith immediately displayed an eagerness to update all Orderly Room records. Airman Smith 19, entered the Air Force in June 1970. After completing basic training at Lackland AFB, he attended Technical training at Sheppard DENNIS J. SMITH AFB. , Airman Smith is a 1970 graduate of Garrigan. high school and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Smith, St. Joe. Mrs. Smith the former Jane L. Schnetzer of LuVerne arrived at Laughlin in September 1970. TWO Hurt; AISO Algohcm Named To Scientific Charges In Four Accidents Two persons were injured and charges were filed in two other accidents in a series of auto mishaps on Algona streets last week and investigated by Algona police. Jim Fosnaugh, 8, had a cut over his eye and Elanor Busch, also of Algona, had a cut on her leg in a two-car crash at the corner of Oak and Wooster streets last Sunday about 3:50 p.m. Dri'-"•^£••61 the'twtf"cars''Were Sam W. Haag, clear Lake, and Howard J. Busch, Algona. Both machines had an estimated $500 in damage and both the injured persons were treated at St. Ann hospital. Charges of an improper turn were filed against Daniel F. Renken, Fort Dodge, when his car turned in front of a car driven by Roger Ellefson, Algona, last Wednesday about 4:40 p.m. at the corner of Phillips and Kennedy streets. The Ellefson car had about $500 in damage and the Fort Dodge machine sustained $300 in damages. A crash at the corner of Hall and McGregor streets last Tuesday about 5 p.m. resulted in charges of failing to enter an intersection safely against Joseph C. Roy, Mankato, Minn., who was driving a car owned by Sulttes Inc. of that city. His car collided with a pickup truck driven by Wilhelm H. Meyer, Whittemore. The Meyer truck had $250 in damage and the Roy car about $400 in damage. Roy stopped for a stop sign and then pulled out in the path of the Whittemore truck. Cars driven by Keith K. Knoner, Ledyard, and Janet Oldham, Algona, collided when the Oldham machine hit the Ledyard car from the rear at Call street near Jones last Monday about 4 p.m. Research Team Mary Ann Eischen of Algona, is among 96 college science and engineering majors who have been selected for undergraduate research opportunities this summer • at U. S. Atomic Energy Commi- sion laboratories in Oak Ridge, Tennesee, Aiken, So. Car. and at the National' Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Md. Mary Ann, a Biology major at the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb., will be working at oak Ridge National Laboratory. Helen Johnson, (8 Of Algona, Dies Thursday Helen S. Johnson, 68 of Algona, died at St. Ann hospital Thursday after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at l:30p.m.at the United Methodist church in Algona with Rev. Raymond Russell officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery with the Me Cullough funeral home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers will be Ralph Lindhorst, Ralph Markla, Earl Aldrich, FermSewick, per- ry Collins and Lyle Anderson. She was born at Adair, Iowa on Sept. 30,1902, daughter of Walter and Lillian Volz. She attended school in Menlo and graduated from the Thomas Jefferson high school at Council Bluffs in 1920. She attended the 50th class reunion last June. She married Walter L. Johnson on Nov. 26, 1922 at Garner. Her husband preceded her in death in 1949. Two daughters survive, Ellen, Mrs. E. J. Evers, Algona, and Helen, Mrs. M. J. Webb, Lebanon, Mo. A son Roger died in Germany in 1963 while serving with the Armed Forces. She is also survived by a brother, George W. Schenck, Arcadia, Calif, and a sister, Mrs. Edna Barnes, Hesperia, Calif. There are 12 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Slight Hurt A Lakota driver had a cut lip Friday night when his car went off a dead-end gravel road 1 1/2 miles southwest of Lakota about 10:20 p.m. He was Paul D. Peterson, who was driving a 1970 Mercury which sustained $1,500 in damage. Buy O'Brien Trucking NEW OWNERS of the O'Brien trucking service in Algona are Jerry and Clarence Darnell of Spencer. Jerry, 19 (left) will actively operate the business here and will move to Algona Memorial Day. The Darnells will take possession of the firm here June 1. Clarence Darnell, Jerry's father, is owner of the City Sanitation firm at Spencer. He is originally from Storm Lake and has operated the Spencer system for the past four years. Jerry is a 1969 graduate of Spencer high school and has been working with his father in recent months. Tim O'Brien has operated the local system for the past 18 years. "My plans are indefinite," Tim says "But we'll take a vacation first thing. Ifs-been 13 years." Both the residential and commercial business has been sold to the Darnells and they plan to operate with the same trucks and employees here. Tim plans to help/out the new owners for a month. (Algono Publishing Co. Photo) ' Thrown Into Windshield Head First Youth Hurt In Car-Bike Crash Michael Sifert, a 16-year-old Algona High School sophomore, was still semi-conscious at St. Ann Hospital Saturday morning after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle and the force of the impact threw him into the car's windshield. He was coming home from school when the accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. Friday. He was rushed to St. Ann by ambulance after the accident and his doctor said he had severe head lacerations and a concussion. Terry Alt, also 16 and driver of the car, had a bumped head but did not require hospitalization. The accident occurred at the corner of McGregor and Phillips streets. Two cars were stopped at the stop sign facing east on McGregor waiting for traffic to allow them onto the highway. Sifert rode his bicycle from the south between the two cars and Merlyn D. Hoover of Hurt, who was the second car in line, said Sifert looked to his left at him and grinned as he passed between the cars. Alt, driving a 1967 Chevrolet owned by his father, Melvin Alt, turned onto McGregor traveling west. Neither he or Sifert saw each other. Sifert ran his bicycle into the Alt front left fender and the force of the impact threw him over the hood into the windshield, head first. The Alt car is shown at right with the shattered windshield showing the force of the impact. At left is police chief Rich Groen investigating the crash and the Sifert bicycle is still on the parking in the center. Sifert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Sifert. (Algona Publishing Co. photos) College Degrees Weed Control Important Ait " Mrs. David Gerber, Fairfield, Calif., and formerly of Algona, is among the 400 candidates for the bachelor of arts degree at Macalester College in 1971. Candidates were honored at the college's 82nd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 22. Mrs. Gerber is the former Kathryn -Mora, daughter of, Rev, and-Mrs. Walter Morz. Two Algonans were 'among the graduates at Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, Sunday, May 23. Margaret Anne Studer received a bachelor of science in education and William Deal, a bachelor of science in business administration. Thomas E. Claude, Algona, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Claude, graduated from Luther College at Decorah Sunday. He majored in accounting and economics. FAMS Donate $25 To State School For Deaf This year's final meeting of FAMS was held May 11 at 7:3 0 p. m, This was the annual Mothers' Tea and Awards Night. A short meeting was held during which it was decided that since the group went to the State School for the Deaf on their field trip that they would donate $25 to that school. The seniors told of their future plans and each school presented some entertainment. Emmetsburg's was a musical selection on the comb, spoons and bazooka. Testing Weed Control Result* Oscar Froehlich (left) and Extension Director John Ley * * * * * * GHS National Honor Society The fourth Garrigan High School National Honor Society initiation ceremony Friday was incorporated into a Mass which included religious folk singing with quitar accompaniment. Senior members are seated: (from left) Paula Eisenbarth, Leslie Wilden, Pat Kenyan, Bonnie Becker, Joan Degen, AAary Harig, John Heinen, Chuck Cassel, Gary Kollasch, Mike Kohlhaas, Father Vern Stapenhorst, sponsor. Juniors (in robes) and sophomores are standings (from left) Karen Adams, Diane Sheppard, Sue Walker, Steve Skilling, Francine O'Brien, Marge Bierl, Sue McGuire, Pete Erpejdlng, Dick Leigh, Bill Kohlhaas, Martin Kramer, Dan Bernhard, Diane Kenne, Debbie Studer, Debbie Eisenbarth, Mary Hinken, Ellen Bormann, Sandy ley. (Algona Publishing Co. photo) RAIN - one to two inches of it -eased the minds of Kossuth county corn and soybean growers last week.- Reports varied from two inches of precipitation near Burt (Russ Patterson), to 1 1/4 inches at the Minnesota border north of Swea City (Jim Rock) to 1.12 inches in Algona to about an inch in the southern part of the county (Luther Kinne, LuVerne). Until the rain, farmers were growing increasingly more concerned about the unusually dry conditions, according to Extension Director John Ley. "You know, last year the dryness in July and August cut the corn crop in this county by about 20 percent.. . Rain is a necessity for uniform soybean germination and better results with corn herbicides." Ley said average May rainfall for north central Iowa is four inches and June 5.01. However, he pointed out the scattered nature of the recent rainfall whic|i registered two-tenths of an inch in Lyon and Sioux counties in northwest Iowa, and almost nothing in Clay county to the west of us. Counties east of Kossuth recorded as much or more rainfall as Kossuth. -WEED CONTROL NOW- Ley said farmers are ahead of schedule with field work and that the next problem is to "keep ahead of weeds." He said weed control by cultivation and herbicides will continue up to a month. . Dean Barnes, Extension area crop specialist, put it this way: "Everyone knows that weed control gets tougher each day. The* way to make the job easier and get the best results for your money is to get at it as soon as possible . .. Even when herbicides are used, harrows, rotary hoes and cultivators are still .beneificial to weed control," - HERBICIDE TESTING Oscar Froehlich of Algona is one v of several farmers not only using but also experimenting with herbicides through com test plots. Last week he treated corn planted in mid-April with post-emerge herbicide and oil, applying the herbicide at a constant rate but varying the levels of crop oil, One of the unusual findings before the rain was that corn planted April 17 and May 10 were about equal ingrowth. Thedw»ss retarded the growth of the April 17 corn, whije the May 1Ci qorn reached the same growth because of subsoil moisture, Lay said it has been to Kossuth county's advantage to have more subsoil moisture than, say, Palo Alto and Emmet counties to the west of here. Ley said on the farm trials such as Froehlichs support the broader recommendations from companies awl university research.