Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 7, 1971 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, June 7, 1971
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Last School Day Of Year & Career Friday was the last day of school for children in the Algona Community School District. For Mr. and Mrs. Walter McBride, it was more than that. Mr. McBride is retiring from his job as Bryant and Third Ward grade schools here after 22 years. He and his wife Marjorie, who served as his secretary at Bryant for the past 18 years, plan to move to Centralia, Mo., later this month. The McBrides expressed.appreciation for the gifts and parties given them by faculty and students recently. Leaving school with the McBrides Friday were fourth grader Susan Householder and fifth grader Jim Black. (Algona Publishing Co. photo) ADVANCE ALMANAC NEW COURT CASES Lindsay Soft Water, inc., Algona, vs. Virgil L. and Garlene Schmidt, promissory note, $323.07, and salt and services, $30.89 WEDDING LICENSES Stephan Voyles, Algona, and Beth D. Engelbarts, Woden; Monte More and Mary Goldtrap, both of Elmore; Roger P. Krantz and Alma J. Johnson, both of Swea City; Robert Donkersloot, Clifton, N. J., and Barbara Penning, Buffalo Center. ST. ANN BIRTHS MAY 27 - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pohlman, Algona, boy; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Woodwick, Algona, boy MAY 28- Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Reding, Corwith, girl MAY 31 - Mr. and Mrs. John Rath, Algona, boy JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Etta Darlene Rummel, Ft. Dodge, speeding, $13; Henry Jean Wiegman, Estherville, speeding, $13; Rodney Brannon, Fenton, false check at Joe's Gulf, $5 and restitution; Dennis Allen SpUrlin, Ft. Dodge, speeding, $15; Andrew G. Harms, Burt, false check at the Fareway, $5 and restitution; Donald Alden, Clear Lake, false check to Earl Loss, $5 and restitution. ALGONA WEATHER R H L MAY 28 74 41 MAY 29 78 42 MAY 30 78 49 MAY 31 76 55 .26 JUNE 1 66 52 .05 JUNE 2 73 49 JUNE 3 87 53 JUNE 4 — 55 1.15 MAYOR'S COURT Darrell D. Dettman, Algona, failure to stop in assured clear distance, $5; Dennis J. Lampe, Bancroft, speeding, $15; Thomas J. Elbert, Mankato, Minn., speeding, $11; William R. Wermers, Burt, speeding, $11; Lamont M. Wegner, Algona, speeding, $12; Daniel P. Spears, Estherville, operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license, $25; Eugene E. Minard, Algona, speeding, $10; Joseph C. Roy, Mankato, Minn., failure to enter a stop intersection safely, $10; Gerald L. Hinzman, Algona, speeding, $15; Shirley A. Struec- . ker, Algona, speeding, $12; Dale E. Eischen, Algona, speeding, $13. ST. ANN HOSPITAL MAY 27 - BarbaraGodfredson, Algona, medical; Bernard Gifford, Burt, medical MAY 28 - Nancy Baumann, Rodman, medical; Keith Broesder, Algona, medical; John t, iiitdieal MAY 29 - Joan Yock, West Bend, medical; Mike Bradley, Algona, medical MAY 30 - Diane Lappe, Bancroft, medical MAY 31 - Wilma Origer, Bode surgery, JUNE 1 - Vic Perkins, Whittemore, medical; Marie O'Brien, Algona, surgery; Robert Elbert, „ Algona, medical; Kathryn Arndorfer, Algona, medical JUNE 3 - Alice Baker, Algona, medical; Ron Burtis, Algona, medical; Eileen Muller, Algona, surgery. AUCTION CALENDAR JUNE 9, WEDNESDAY, 7:30 p.m. - Edith p. Woltz building auction, 2 1/2 miles west of Algona, then 2 north, 1/2 mile west and 1/4 mile north. Large house, large barn, garage, hog house, etc. Edith P. Woltz, owner; Red Madsen, Burt, clerk; Clair Clark & Charley Quinn, Bancroft, auctioneers. Sale details in Advance, June 7 issue. JUNE 11, FRIDAY EVENING, 6 p.m. - Mr. and Mrs. John Hanselman auction of household goods, complete listing in Advance issue June 7. Kitchen, bedroom, living, dining room, misc. tools, etc. Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk; Auctioneers, Charley Quinn, Bancroft and Dutch Leek, Wesley. Sale to be held at residence at 105 So. Ackley street in Algona. JUNE 12, SATURDAY EVENING, 6:30 p.m. - W. A. Schram Estate sale of house and household goods. Onpremises 2 blocks south and 1 block west of the elevator in Titonka. Household goods, tools, and home. Details in Upper Des Moines issue of June 10. Mrs. Lois Holcomb, administrator. Clerk: Titonka Savings Bank. Auctioneers: Charley Quinn and Dutch Leek. NEW VEHICLES Peter or Rilla Arnold, Algona, 70 Lynbrook MH; Raymond o. Krominga,'. Lakota, Terry Trv. Trl. ; Chuck Behr Trl. Sales, Inc., Algona, Terry Trv. Trl.; Chuck Behr Trl. Sales, Inc., Algona, Smokey Trv. Trl.; Dean E. Hood, Lone Rock,'70 Kawaski; Mark J. Miller, Algona, Yamaha; Clem M. Stripling, Lu- Verne, Yamaha"; David L. Nail, Algona, International Truck; Albert Langerman, Fenton, Chevrolet Sport Van; Elmer Dole Construction Co., Irvington, Ford pickup; John E. Benson, Algona, '70 International pickup; Walter W. or Esther E. Jentz, Fenton, Chevrolet; Richard E. or Gloria F. Hansel, Swea City, Mercury; Lawrence or Betty A. Becker, Bancroft, Buick; Wayne C.Jones, Burt, Pontiac; Dennis M.Walker, Algona, Chevrolet; Leo M. &/or Catherine A. Frankl, Algona, Rebel '70; William K. orRoyalee Wermers, Burt, Gremlin; Sandra C. or a B. Harmes, Algona, Volks; Duaie G. Wempen, Algona, Fordj. Emma C. Callies, Titonka, Mercury; Danny L. Jorgenson, Ledyard, Dodge; Jean L. Shey, Algona, Oldsmobile; Edward A. or Winifred Kadow, Burt, (Continued on page 4) State Historical Society nf *»** Clta. Iowa 52 °^ of VOL 71 - NO. 23 - MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1971 - AlOONA, IOWA $s\'sfi-i't>s\'<'s',-$y'\'&v^ ...... s . . , . . . By Three Algona Businessmen Qm SECTION _ 16 vance $ 6500 Reward To Quash S Oliver Kinseth, 78 Of Ottosen, Dies Wednesday OTTOSEN - Oliver Kinseth, 78, of Ottosen, died at the Humboldt County hospital Wednesday following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Trinity Lutheran Church here with Rev. Gerhardt Gosnell officiating. Burial was in the union Cemetery here. Mr. Kinseth was a retired mail carrier in Ottosen. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert Naeve, Santa Ana, Calif.; 'Mrs. James Barber, West Bend; and Mrs. Olvin Haug, Ottosen; two sons, Richard Kinseth, Ottosen; and Jerry Kinseth, Jacksonville, m. Eighteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive as well as two brothers and two sis- , ters. Mrs. Kinseth died in 1969. Two Men Keys To New St. Ann Management BRIAN GILBERT Brian Gilbert, above, is the new assistant administrator for St. Ann Hospital. He is living in Algona. In a recent shift of administration, the Sisters of St. Benedict and the board of directors of St. Ann Hospital in Algona announced that Cleo McGuire of Sioux City would be acting administrator. Mr. McGuire is controller of St. Vincent Hospital in Sioux City and will continue in that capacity, Mr. Gilbert will be his assistant in residence here. ' Sister Rose Marie, administrator here since 1968, is leaving to pursue specialized work in blood bank administration and laboratory techniques. Mr. Gilbert was born inTulsa, Okla., spent three years in the Army and subsequently attended colleges, graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, then taking residency for a master's degree while connected with lowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines. The family lives at 721 West Call street. Mr. McGuire's background includes a degree from Loras College, work with a medical supply firm, and consultant and business manager in Waterloo, and then controller of St. Vincent's, Sioux City. r Ida Nelson Rites Pending At Swea City Mrs. Elmer (Ida) Nelson, 81. Swea City, died at her home Saturday morning. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Reese-Henry Funeral Home in Swea City. Mrs. Nelson is survived by three sons, Maynard and Mancil Hurlburt, both of Swea city; and Alfred Hurlburt, Ledyard. Thirteen grandchildren and several brothers and sisters also survive. Mrs. Nelson is the grandmother of Mrs. John (Jack) Black of Alojia. Rumors On Drug Sale Prompt Action Rewards totaling $6,500 Have been offered by three Algona businessmen in connection with rumors as to their alleged Involvement in the illegal sale of drugs after stories concerning the trio and at least a dozen other Algona businessmen spread through Algona in epidemic proportions last week. (The advertisement appears on page 3 of today's Advance and offers $5,000, $1,000 and $500 for identification and conviction of those spreading the false stories.) Besides the three men who signed the advertisement in today's paper, many others from the Algona community have been falsely implicated in the erroneous reports. One of those whose name has been used in connection with the drug stories said he was first told of the rumor about two weeks ago but shrugged it off. However, last week the stories, embellished at every saying,.passed from mouth-to-mouth in Algona like a prairie fire. - THREE MAJOR VERSIONS The rumors are so varied that it is near-impossible to report the most common one but they include: (1) One local businessman has been fined $20,000 for illegal sale of drugs at Sioux Falls, S. D.,recently. (A check wftn\ narcotics agents there indicates absolutely no foundation whatsoever). (2) Two of those.involved were detained overnight in the Humboldt County jail (Untrue also by check with Humboldt county officials. This story apparently stemmed from the South Dakota versiori, with the substitution of Dakota City, the Humboldt county seat.) (3) Reports that stories implicating the various parties were printed in the Fort Dodge Messenger and Fairmont Sentinel (as well as the Chicago Tribune), within the past two weeks. (A reporter from the Fort Dodge Messenger, who received a letter from an Algona resident inquiring about the stories, called here asking about the story. She knew nothing about any such charges or arrests and even checked her own Messenger files in case it had slipped by her. Likewise, no such story ever appeared in the Sentinel.) TWO TRUCKS were demolished but neither driver injured in a collision !/ 2 -mile east of Sexton on of & , WedneSd ° y T 111 " 9 - J , im BUSCH ° f A '9° na was ""ing a Culligan truck, and Gary Brown of Bntt was dnvmg a Goodyear truck. (Algona Publishing Co. photo) STORY Page 4. ' !>' County Gets Needed Rain But Winds, Hail Do Crop And Property Damage ¥*V:*£®^^ A local newstand dealer re- and fourth parties were added ported the firm had many calls in the various versions, for Fairmont and Fort Dodge mu «. > • - - B \ The three men who signed the advertisement in todays paper, did so with reluctance since rumors of this type are so far- papers in recent days, many more than normal, and the inquiries are believed to be dir- fectly tied into the rumors as curious .residents sought to find some evidence of authenticity. - "SOMEONE SAW FT?" Those who passed on the rumors almost invariably added that "someone had seen the story in print" but the name of any such person was never used. This newspaper received over a dozen inquiries also and there was little reporters could add except that nothing was known in this office except the reports of such rumors. Sheriff Eppo Bulten said he had heard a number of versions of the rumor but has had absolutely no knowledge of any such incidents and his office would have surely been alerted had there been any authenticity to the rumors. As the stories made their rounds, several of the names were used repeatedly but third fetched .that even an acknowledgment of their existence is ridiculous. "But we felt they had reached the malicious stage and were affecting not only our business but our families," one of them told this newspaper. The reward offers include $1,000 for information leading to individuals originating the rumors; $5;000 for arrest and conviction of parties spreading the slander; and $500 for copy of any article allegedly published in ANY newspaper connecting the trio to the drug offenses. OMVUI Charge Marlene Ann Nelson, Ayrshire, was charged with OMVUI in District Court last week. She was picked up at Swea City about 11 p.m. the night of May 6 by patrolman Tom Cogdall. Barn Burns At Irvington Two weeks ago, Kossuth County farmers were worried about the lack of moisture for, crops. Then a couple of inches fell. A week later, Memorial Day last Monday, another shower resulted in two to four inches, with the heaviest rainfall coming in the northern part of the county. Then last Thursday, another 1 1/2 inches arrived. The county had suddenly arrived at the normal amount of precipitation for this time of the growing season. Unfortunately, however, the last two downpours were accompanied by winds estimated at up to 60 m.p.h. and, in scattered places, hail. The Memorial Day wind and hail damaged both personal property and crops, mostly in the four northernmost townships in the county—Eagle, Grant, Springfield, Hebron, from west to east. Trees were toppled, and buildings collapsed on the Charles Thompson farm north of Swea City and the Kurt Hansmanns farm seven miles north and a mile west of Swea city. The cupola from the barn just missed the Hansmanns' residence. Hansmanns live on a farm owned by Jim Rock of Swea City. - A TORNADO?Some spray equipment outside the Rock barn sustained damage when the barn collapsed on it. A corn planter and a combine were inside the barn and appeared to have been moved by the force of the wind, suggesting that it may have been of tornado velocity. - SOYBEAN DAMAGE Extension Director John Ley reports heavy soybean damage from the Memorial Day hail in the northern two tiers of townships (8 total) in the county. "About half of the soybeans that were up (leaves above ground) will have to be replanted," Ley said. "The early beans were damaged. Now farmers must decide when to plant a shorter maturity bean variety. They will have to guess whether or not to wait for more rain before they replant. Ley said the frost date at the end of the growing season is one factor to be considered before de- laying planting too long. "The average is the last week of September, but the last two years have been the second week in October. That could mean that this year the chances are we'll have a frost date earlier than the last two years." - CORN DAMAGE Ley said the corn was beaten down to the surface level, but that the growing points were protected except for high areas where excessive water runoff washed soil away from the roots. He said corn in low-lying portions of fields was flooded or buried by the runoff soil.' "You might say the corn received a butch haircut, but it will come back because of low growing points," Ley concluded. - HAIL AT LUVERNE AND WHITTEMORE Thursday's thundershowers carried with it hail that fell in the LuVerne and Whittemorp areas. Blanche Jenks, Former Ledyard Resident, Dies Funeral services for Mrs. Fred (Blanche) Jenks, 94, a former Ledyard resident, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the McCullough Funeral Chapel with Rev. Elles Ulland of Ledyard in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Highland Home Cemetery at Ledyard. Blanche Jenks was born March 16,1877 at Panora, la., daughter of John and Laura Shipley Nies- ter. She was married to Fred Jenks Sept. 5, 1894. Mr, Jenks is deceased and she died Thursday evening at Clearwater, Fla. Mrs. Jenks was a telephone operator at Ledyard and a seamstress. She was a member of the Malzener-Estel Auxiliary at Ledyard and the United Brethern Church there. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Grace Keith, Whittier, Calif.; Mrs. Ida Riedinger and Mrs. Deva Perry, both of Clearwater, Fla. Mrs. Jenks is a grandmother of Mrs. Dean Taylor of Algona. A born and attached machine shed OQ. farmland two miles east of Irvington burned to the ground inertly before midnight Wednesday. The land is owned by Joel Wright of Illinois and farmed by Jack Schulz, who lives adjoining the land. Schulz had been burning some corn shucks during the day southeast of the building and the wind switched during the night, catching the building on fire. A passerby, a Kinne youth from Corwith, spotted the fire and notified the Schuli family. The Algona fire department was called but flames were out of control and they stood by to keep ar.y sparks from spreading. The Illinois owner had insurance on the loss. Mr Schulz had stored a tractor and plow in the tin-roofed shed attached to the barn but had taken the machinery out prior to the fire. A few boles of hoy and sor.ie miscellaneous items were lost m the fire also. Algona fireman Jj m utt i $ shown silhouetted in the above photo taken by the Algona Publishing Co ' HMTOX DAYS 56 VALUABLE COUPONS INSIDE TODAY'S PAPER — Pages 8 and 9 — SAVE THE FIRST OF THE WEEK IN ALGONA - COUPON GOOD MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

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