Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1971 · Page 1
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"Miss Algona" Heads For State Beauty Pageant Whittemore Lifeguard Linda Dogotch, chosen as Miss Algona last June, will be one of two Kossuth County girls competing in the Miss Iowa beauty pageant in Davenport next Wednesday through Sunday. Miss Dogotch is from Whittemore and is working as a lifeguard there. Marlene Larson of Swea City will also compete at Davenport. She was chosen Miss Kossuth-Winnebago a year ago. (Algona Publishing Co. photo) Kossuth County will have two of the 24 entries in the Miss Iowa Pageant to be held in Davenport Wednesday through Saturday. The winner of the Jaycee- sponsored pageant advances to the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N. J. The pageants should not be confused with Miss Universe eliminations which are concerned with beauty alone, rather .than beauty and talent. LINDA DOGOTCH of Whittemore will be competing as Miss Algona and MARLENE LARSON of Swea City will represent her hometown. - QUEEN PROFILES MISS DOGOTCH is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dogotch, Jr. The 1970 graduate of Garrigan High School was chosen Miss Algona during the pageant here last June 27. Since then she has completed her first year of college at the University of Iowa, majoring in medical technology (She had a C plus grade average first semester). She has one older sister, two younger sisters and a younger brother. Vital beauty contest statistics: 3424-36. Her talent: singing. MISS LARSON, daughter of Mrs. Lowell (Mary) Larson, is a 1970 graduate oftf Swea City High School. She was chosen Miss Kossuth-Winnebago a year ago and has since completed a year of study at the University of Minnesota, working part time as an assistant buyer for Dayton's department store. She has three brothers. The 5-foot 6- inch beauty plays the piano and plans to play her own arrangement of Simon and Garfunkel's "Scarborough Fair" at the state pageant. - CHAPERONES- Mrs. Paul Bode will accompany Linda as chaperone, and Mrs. Gerald Williamson will serve as Marlene 1 s chaperone. The girls will room with their chaperones in a St. Ambrose College dormitory during the pageant. Contestants are not permitted to talk to parents or anyone else except pageant and dormitory staff. ,,j Linda and Marlene are in different pageant classes, meaning that Linda will have bathing suit and evening gown competition Thursday and talent competition Friday, while Marlene's schedule is the reverse of that (talent Thursday, etc.). There will also be interviews with judges both days. Cheryl Brown, the current Miss Iowa, will crown the new state queen Saturday night. An awards breakfast will follow Sunday morning. - QUITE AN HONOR Bill Welsh, co-director of the Algona pageant sponsored by the Jaycees, said his departure message to Linda was basically the same as that delivered to all contestants: "I told her to go down with 9ne thing in mind, and that is to have a good time, win, lose or draw, it's quite an honor." Youthful Beauty Julius Hill Dies On 81st Birthday Funeral services for Julius Hill, 81 of Swea City, were held Saturday afternoon at the united Methodist church here with burial in the Harrison Township cemetery. Mr. Hill, a longtime tiler and farmer in the Swea City area, died Wednesday night at the Holy Family hospital. It was his 81st birthday that day. He was born June 9, 1890 at Humboldt and grew up in the Humboldt area. He married Alice Helmke at Blue Earth on Aug. 26, 1935 and retired in 1961 after farming and tiling for many years. His wife survives as well as one daughter, Mrs. Marlin Lium of Bancroft; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ambrose Sch- rugg, Mound, Minn, and Mrs. Chris Jeusfeii, jug Lake, Entered « ete, mottr, ^ ,, 19oa> „ ^^ ^ m}} undor *** o' Coooraw March 8, 1879 ~ M ° NDAY ' JUNE 14 ' 197t - ALG °NA, «°WA - 16 Pages in One Section Society ., It¥ . vance Do You Hove Odors Or Rats Around Your Home? Algona's City Council acted on three matters of general public concern during its regualr meeting Wednesday night: (1) purchase of a machine to remedy smoke damage; (2) rat control in business area; and (3) a do-it-yourself cure to a road-surfacing problem. - RENT-A-FUMIGATOR?" (1) Kink Willey appeared before the Cotincil on behalf ol the ,Fire Department and recommended the purchase of a fumigation machine which the department has had on a trial basis for 90 days. "It works," Willey said after explaining the tests it was put through locally. He said it costs $44 for the machine and about $14 per gallon for chemicals. "We could get some of the money back by charging those who want to use it. ft removes all kinds of odors, not just smoke." —RATS WITH US— (2) The Council voted to <juit poison-baiting rats at the old city dump site and to transfer the program to downtown Algona or elsewhere in the city at the same cost ($67.50 per 3 months). "Rats are one thing we always have with us," city building inspector Bob Engstrom said. Councilman Stan Muckey added, "There are some around. One came in our shop the other day and got the dog." Council planned to consult a salesman and to arrange to have a licensed person handle the poison. -DO IT OURSELVES- ' (3) Bids were opened on seal coating for city streets, Council found that the two bids received were the same as the ones they received earlier from the same two firms. Those bids were rejected as too high and readvertised. Since the Council had not been able to secure a satisfactory bid in two tries, it voted to reject the bids again and to purchase a machine that would enable the city to do its own work. — MORE LOCAL JOBS — The verbal path to the decision: Councilman Mark McGuire: "I wish we had a distributor (machine) and could do our own work. We have our own stone and can buy the seal coat here . .. There are a lot of college kids around looking for work." Councilman Sheridan Cook: "you don't know how many people in this town are looking for a day's work ... We should utilize our present manpower. We have the supervision and materials. I bet Mark and I could get on the phone in the morning and find a distributor in two hours. We could rent one." Mayor Bill Finn: "Do you want to reject these bids and investigate?' It was so voted. Engstrom mentioned an upcoming highway auction where a distributor might be purchased^ ISU Artist Is Teaching At Swea City SWEA CITY (Special)- Kossuth County artists, amateur and professional, have an opportunity to study oil painting here under the instruction of Iowa State University associate professor M. J. Kitzman. Kitzman will do studio work and teach an oil painting course at the high school here for two weeks, beginning today (Monday). He is a guest artist-in-residence as part of the summer extension program. The 12-hour course has an enrollment fee of $10. Classes for adults will be held Monday and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m., or from 7 to 10 p.m. College students may study with adults from 7 to 10 p.m. on those days. junior^high-sehool students are ,< being grouped in a class held Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. until noon. High School students will receive instruction the same days from 2 to 5 p.m. Reservations and fee payment may be made through Mrs. Floyd Montgomery of Swea City. Dissolve Marriage A dissolution of Marriage was granted by Judge G. W. Stillman to Mary T. Becker from Martin T. Becker both of Algona, in District Court last week. She was given custody of two minor children and $200 per month child support money. There was also a property settlement stipulated. New Fire Equipment To Take Out Odors, Smoke The Algona Fire Department has a new service to offer the public . . . the removal of smoke or odor«. The City Council S.Vi 9 , 1 "!":! 1 *"* of !his fumi 9 a »'°n machine because Fire Chief Kink Willey said there is a demand for it and "it works." He tried it on department coats. Willey said he knew of no such smoke or odor removal service offered privately in this area. The machine cost $44, with chemical cost* presently JM per gallon. fAlgona Publishing Co. photo) AIITU/MklTiec •'"•'™'"- 11 ' i ~'"' w »*'"» 7 !W«»*BK«£^JWV« AUTHORITIES measured distances from point of impact to Schmidt car and Kadow truck. * * * * * * Four Injured As Car, Truck Collide Near Butt Thursday Four persons were injured and treated at St. Ann hospital Thursday morning when a car driven by Jacquelyn A. Schmidt, Lone Rock, drove into the path of a pickup truck operated by John W. Kadow, Burt, a mile north and one-half mile west of Burt at the intersection of the Lone Rock blacktop and highway 169. Two of the injured were still patients at the hospital Friday. They are Mrs. Schmidt, 25, who 'sustained cuts on both arms and bruises, and her three-month old son Ryan, who had a cut lip and lacerated right cheek. Julie Kadow, five-year old daughter of the truck driver, sustained bruises and was a patient overnight at St. Ann, being released Friday morning. The other injured, Ricky Schmidt, 6, had cuts on the left eye, a lacerated left knee. He was treated at St. Ann and released Thursday. i The accident occurred as Mrs. Schmidt was traveling east on the blacktop and failed to stop at the stop sign according- to investigating deputy sheriff Bill Lampright. She was charged with failing to stop upon entering , a highway. Her car came onto highway 169 and was struck broadside by the southbound Kadow pickup. The accident occurred about 11:15 a.m.The Kadow 1968 model pickup had $2500 in damage and the Schmidt car had about $1500 in damage. AUTHORITIES CHECKED a second minor crash on the Schultz Bros, road one-half mile east of the Algona city limits when a pickup owned by Barney Gisch and driven by Ronald M. Baas, Algona, collided with a car driven by Lavonne L. Menke, also of Algona. Baas told authorities he was going to stop and talk to the driver of the car as they met from opposite directions but when he applied the brakes to his pickup, the machine slid, across the center line and hit the Menke car on the side. The 1965 model Menke machine had $300 in damage, the pickup had $250 damage. The accident occurred about 12:20 p.m. Friday and was investigated by deputy sheriff Charles Day. Ross Quinby Dies May 27 Ross H. Quinby, about 86 and a former Algona merchant, died in Monterey, Calif., where he lived, on May 27 after a lengthy illness. Surviving is his widow Margaret. He was associated with the Quinby & Krause firm here for many years. It was located where the present S & L store is located fcnd the Quinby & Krause firm built the present building. They went out of business in the 1920*8 and were followed in building by Penury's, Chm- Fire Causes Minor Damage At Universal Algona fire trucks were called to the universal Mfg. Co. about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon where fire caused minor damage to the buildings' ceiling and roof. Employees were burning off brake linings in a gas furnace in the building and it became overheated. The smokestack became hot and set fire to the roof and ceiling. Algona firemen spent about 20 minutes or so extinguishing the blaze which smouldered above. There was only minor damage. First Aid Will Be Taught At Algona-Titonka The Standard and Advanced classes of Red Cross First Aid, taught by John Dole, will start on Tuesday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. The first session will be held in the Red Cross office over the Security State Bank. Anyone interested in taking these classes are asked to contact either the Red Cross at 295-3805 or Mr. Dole at 295-3908. The same classes are also scheduled for the following evening at Titonka, Wednesday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Titonka school. Anyone there who is interested may contact Richard Isebrand at 928-2424 or the Red Cross office in Algona. . Heesch, 85 Of Titonka, Dies Friday TITONKA - Wcholaus Heesch, 85 and a lifetime Titonka resident, died at the Hancock Memorial hospital at Britt Friday morning after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 : 30 p.m. at the Good Hope Lutheran church here with Rev. Herbert Hanson officiating. Blake's funeral home is in charge of arrangements and burial is in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul, Mark and Bryant Heesch, Cecil Welhousen, collin Fjetland and Herbert Harms. He was born at Titonka March 23, 1886, son of Claus and Sophie Heesch and farmed on the same farm east of Titonka his entire life. He married Charlotte Geisking at Woden on Nov. 29, 1916 and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, Melbourne, Virgil and Harold, all of Titonka; two sisters, Wilma, Mrs. Herman Welhousen, Titonka, and Alvina, Mrs. Irvin Brandt, Woden. There are also 14 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren as well as four sisters, Mrs. Anna Swyter, Titonka; Mrs. Frank Meyer, Corwith; Mrs. Reinard Dirksen and Miss Amana Beesch, both of Des Moines. One brother preceded him in death. Cyclist Hurt In Crash Here Friday Night A 19-year old Livermore youth, Jerome R. Kohlhaas, suffered arm and head cuts and was taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment Friday evening when his motorbike crashed into a car in front of Dau's Garage at the corner of Nebraska and Dodge streets. He was given first aid at the scene and then taken to the hospital. Kohlhaas was hit by a car driven by Verle Elmore, Algona, as both traveled east. Elmore went to make a turn north on Dodge and Kohlhaas passed at the same time. The motorcycle had $3 50 damage and the Elmore car had about' $150 damage where the motorcycle hit it on the left side. Kohlhaas was charged with "prohibitive passing" by city police who investigated. Area Teachers At Community College Workshop IOWA CITY - Edgar Meyer of Algona and Mary Kahler of Burt are among 26 educators attending the annual Iowa Community College Workshop at The University of Iowa June 7-11. Selecting the appropriate faculty organization for community colleges was the theme of the workshop. Professor Duane D. Anderson, director of the U of I Office of Community College Affairs, was coordinator of the workshop. Pork Queen Bancroft Adds Beauty Bancroft celebrated two occasions Friday-a community open house and Pork Producers' Day. A morning shower preceded a free meal (250 pounds of ham, 200 loaves of bread) at noon. Jean Reding, 19, Irvington, the 1970 Kossuth County Pork Queen, helped pork producer Francis Bormann of Livermore serve Bancroft mayor John "Stew" Welp (right). The young gentleman between the mayor and Bormann also powsd for the photograph fAlgo/iu Publishing Co. pholo}

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