Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 5, 1971 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, July 5, 1971
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ADVANCE ALMANAC HI 79 96 95 94 94 78 82 — LO 58 65 65 69 67 63 57 57 R 1.74 WEDDING LICENSES Loren Paulson, Estherville, and Cathy Spencer, Algona. NEW COURT CASES Rath packing Co., Waterloo, vs. Martin McGuire, account case, $130.75; Harold L. Petersen, parent of Richard L. Petersen, vs. Walter H. Klamp, Algona, damage suit, $80,287.20. Ed Wertjes, Lakota, vs. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bishop, Lakota, lease case (request parties to vacate premises and possession returned to plaintiff). ALGONA WEATHER DATE JUNE 25 JUNE 26 JUNE 27 JUNE 28 JUNE 29 JUNE 30 JULY 1 JULY 2 ST. ANN BIRTHS JUNE 25 -Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, Algona, boy. JUNE 29-Mr.andMrs.Kenyon Gabrielson, Algona, boy; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Foelske, Burt, girl. JUNE 30 - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thilges, Ottosen, girl; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schaa, Bancroft, boy; Mr. and Mrs. David Nemmers, Bancroft, girl. BUILDING PERMITS Cary Lane, addition to 2-way radio tower; Leonard Pesicka, driveway; Gene Tietz, construct house at 404 No. Heckart, estimated cost, $22,500; John Dutton, reshingle garage; Algona Community School, sidewalk; Diane Fosnaugh, repair roof; John Black, construct garage and cement drive; August A. Elbert, reshingle house; Dennis Bradley, fence; D. E. Dewell, sidewalk; Fred Geigel, sidewalk; Mrs. Glen Harms, reshingle; Mrs. George Yeoman, re- roof garage. MAYOR'S COURT Charges of littering by throwing turkey eggs, Steve Sougstad, Rod Johnson, Bruce H. Larson, Phil Hardt, Dennis Richardson, all of Swea City, and- Mickey Tish, Welcome, Minn., $5 each and costs; Jerome R. Kohlhaas, Livermore, improper passing, $10; David H. Sabin, Algona, speeding, $8; Dale W. Hannover, Algona, speeding, $10; Jerry s. Hobscheidt, LuVerne, careless driving, $25; Jacquelyn A. Schmidt, Lone Rock, failure to stop for posted sign, $10; Mildred J. Baker, Algona, speeding, $10; Dick Besch, Algona, fishing without a license, $10. ST. ANN HOSPITAL JUNE 25 - Mrs. Frank c. Moulton, Sr., Algona, medical; Bertha Rosseisen, Fenton, medical. JUNE 27 - Arlene Schaeffer, Algona, accident; Debra Shackelford, Algona, medical; Ardella Georg, Algona, surgery; August Kirschbaum, Sexton, medical; Robert Wingert, Wesley, accident. JUNE 28 - Clyde Snere, Algona, medical; Patricia Cayton, Whittemore, medical; iraDutton, Algona, medical; Valborg Wiuff, Algona, medical. JUNE 29 - Kate Wegener, Algona, fracture; E Stella Doerning, Algona, medical; Grace Brechtbill, Algona, medical; Marvin Amendt, Sutherland, accident; Gusta Patterson, Algona, medical. JUNE 30 - Karyn Charles, Algona, T&A; John Mayer, Algona, medical; Marten Smith, Algona, fracture. JULY 1 - Diane Hinzman, Algona, medical. -SS::::-:^ C!QM fnottBr, Dec. 1 i908 71 - N ° " - MONMV ' JULY 5 . '"' - AIGONA, IOWA - 12 Pages Pl us Supple „, TO HEAD WORLD KIWANIS ORQ^WmT. . Llbfcary ,te Historical Society of •a City, Iowa 5224.0 i/ance !fLQS!«5l-Bgrtleft Is President! AFTER CAR PLUNGED INTO WATER Gets Honor At Convention At In Car At Whittemore Gravel Pit Tuesday San Francisco 19 Year Old Youth Rescues Girl Trapped Quick-thinking by a 19-year old Whittemore youth possibly saved the life of his best friend's wife in an incident at the Whittemore gravel pit about 5 p.m. last Tuesday. Joe Elbert, who is employed at the Tri-County Drying Assn. ' at Whittemore, had been swimming with a boyhood pal Tom Russell and his wife Karin, both 19 also. The two youths grew up together at Whittemore but the Russells now live at Emmetsburg. The three had been swimming and were leaving in two cars with Elbert following the Russell 1957 Chevrolet on a narrow road between two of the pits. The side of the road gave way and the Russell car lurched to one side and then plunged over the side of the other pit. Only a portion of the trunk was still out of the water. Elbert stopped his car and jumped out just as Russell came up out of the water but his wife was still in the car. Elbert, wearing cut-offs after swimming, jumped into the gravel pit. Russell had the window on his side open and got out quickly but his wife had her window closed and was unable to find the handle. "She was inside the car still when I got to her under the water," he related after the accident. "She couldn't find the window." He pulled her out the driver's side and got her back to the bank of the pit. She coughed up considerable water but was not unconscious. Several other people drove up about the same time and took both Karin and her husband to an Emmetsburg doctor for treatments of cuts on their feet and bruises. "The front windshield shattered when the car hit the water," Elbert said, "and the top caved in." He said Karin was not a good swimmer - "she can swim a little I think but never very much," Elbert said later. Neither of the Russells were seriously injured but the car was a total loss. They reported the accident to the Kossuth County sheriffs office the next day but did not mention the rescue. Nothing was known about it at the sheriffs office until several persons called in later in the week. Cars Collide Charges of failing to turn to the right when meeting a car were filed by the Algona Police against Donald E. Sindelar following a two-car mishap at the intersection of South Harlan Street and Overmeyer Drive last week. Sindelar turned the corner too short, striking the 1965 Pontiac driven by Delbert Hall. There was $200 damages to the two vehicles. -* : * : ** ::: ^^ Fourth Of July: Independence Day Peggy Halverson, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Halverson of Algona, was afraid of her sparkler at first. Then she got the hang of it and laughed as she made sweeping circles in the air. Her parents are deaf, but they knew by the look on her face that she was enjoying herself. Even the sparkler, which is legal in Iowa, requires care, however. It accounts for more property damage from fire than any other kind of Fourth of July fireworks. (Algona Newspapers photo) Mary Welter, 94 Of Ottosen, Dies Wednesday OTTOSEN - Mrs. MaryWel- ter, 94, Ottosen, died Wednesday night at the Sisson Nursing Home in Humboldt. she had been a patient there for six years. Funeral services for her were held Saturday morning at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church at West Bend with burial in the St. John's Cemetery at Gilmore City. Mary Ries was born in Hum- boldt county and was reared and educated in the St. Joe-Livermore area, in 1902 she married Lester Welter at St. Joe and they farmed near Ottosen for many .years. He died in 1957. Six sons and one daughter survive, Nick, Iowa city; Emil and Henry, both of Bode; Charles, Ottosen; Frank, Hardy; Peter, Nashua; Edward, Ionia; and Mrs. Tony Halligan, Pocahontas. There are also 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Three sisters survive, Mrs. Anna Welter, Tucson, Ariz.; Katherine Welter, Des Moines; Mrs. Barbara Donald, Hemet, Calif.; and John Ries, a brother of West Union. Car Into Ditch During Rain At Ledyard A car driven by Jeffrey Vrie- sen, Ledyard, sustained about $500 in damage last Tuesday afternoon about 5:15 p.m. when it went into the ditch 2 3/4 miles northeast of Ledyard on a county road. The accident occurred during the heavy rainstorm and Vrie- sen was traveling a narrow road and hit slippery clay-gravel, sending the car out of control and into a ditch. He was not injured. The machine was owned by his father Rev. Victor Vriesen. Detasseler Carriers Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Corn Co. ha* more than doubled the number of detasseler carriers— from 15 a year ago to 32 this year—in order to help a record 1,500 employes detassei 4,500 acres of corn managed by the Algona plant. Plant manager Herb Hedlund said tassels will be manually pulled from almost all of the female rows this year, although the company will have one mechancial puller and "toppers" available for emergencies. The extra work force has been called into Pioneer fields in Kossuth, Palo Alto, Hancock and Faribault (Minn.) counties. (Algona Newspapers photo) Wes Bartlett, 55-year-old Al- gonan who has spent more than 20 years in offices of the Kiwanis Club, Wednesday night was elected president of Kiwanis International at the 56th annual convention in the Civic Auditorium at San Francisco, Calif. Three Algona couples, all fellow members of the local club, plus all three Bartlett children, were oh hand to see Mr. Bartlett sworn in as the new head of 270,000 Kiwanis members in 5,700 clubs throughout the world. The honor is unprecedented for a man from a town as small as Algona. He is the first president ever from Iowa. The Algona Chamber of Commerce and the local Kiwanis Club will welcome the new international president home Tuesday morning in special ceremonies in front of Foster's Furniture Store at 11 a.m., with which Mr. Bartlett has been connected since coming to Algona some 25 years ago. A number of Algona business places will have "Welcome Home" signs in their show windows, incoming local president Ed Sindelar is in charge of the event and the public is invited. A special committee headed by Ted Charles and Bob Cramer will decorate the outside of the store for the event.. THE BART LETTS left Algona two weeks ago to drive to the convention at San Francisco and are expected to return this weekend Sunday or Monday. All three of their children Brett, Bill and Barbara and their husbands and wives - flew to San Francisco for the inauguration ceremonies which were held Wednesday night concluding the convention which ran from Sunday through Wednesday. Among the celebrities to appear at the convention were Rev. Dr. Billy Graham, Miss America of 1971, Phyllis George and other national, civic and religious leaders. Entertaining were Phil Ford and Mimi Hines, George Gobel and others. Other Algona Kiwanians and their wives attending were Mr. and Mrs. Rex Kooyman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Royal Nold and family and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hutchins. Bartlett joined the Algona club 25 years ago and recorded perfect attendance during that time. He will spend a greater share of the year traveling throughout the United States and other countries visiting local clubs and attending Kiwanis functions. After teing president of the Algona Kiwanis Club, he was chosen to be Lt. Governor of his division in 1951. He was elected Governor of the Nebraska-Iowa district in 1953. Because of his sincere interest in the organization, he became known among his friends as "Mr. Kiwanis." Fined For OMVUI Donald T. Hutzell pled guilty to Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the influence of alcohol before Judge G. W.Stillman Thursday and was fined $300 and court costs. He was picked up one-half mile north of Algona on Feb. 28, 1971 by Ricii Groen of the Algona police department. Marriage Dissolved Kathryn Ann Menz was granted a Dissolution of Marriage from Loren K. Menz in District Court here Thursday. There was no alimony stipulated and no children. The couple was married Jan. 18, 1969. WES BARD LETT NEW PRESIDENT OF KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL R 0 S6 JohnSOn A . .. ... Of AlOlM Dl6S City Planning To Get Rid Of Junk Vehicles, Parts Do you live in Algona and keep junk motor vehicles or parts of them on your property? It's legal today, but Algona's City Council plans to make it illegal soon. The only exception will be for a commercial interest which meets city zoning requirements, according to City Attorney Jim Andreasen. The Council instructed Andreasen to draw up an amendment to the city's nuisance ordinance to that effect. The action is patterned after Emmetsburg's apparent success in dealing with junk vehicles. A report was read to the Algona Council about what had been done in Emmetsburg. Andreasen said Emmetsburg adopted such an ordinance this spring and that people took care of their junk vehicles without need of a $100 fine or 30- day jail sentence that goes with a violation. Property owners are not allowed to have junk motor vehicles or their parts on the premises for more than 72 consecutive hours according to the Emmetsburg city ordinance. WtfttWftWS^^ Logan Keagle, Ex-Titonka Man, Dies In Florida TITONKA - Logan Keagle, 73 of Fort Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. He was a retired metal worker. Funeral services for him are pending at Blake's Funeral home in Titonka. The Rev. Paul Hansen of the United Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in Buffalo Township cemetery. He was born at Gibson City, HI., on Nov. 13, 1897, son of Grant. and Martha Hillson Keagle. He was married to Vivian Reibsamen on July 24, 1920 at Fort Des Moines and she survives as well as one son Robert of Sarasota, Fla. and five grandchildren. He lived in the Titonka area for many years. Annual GOP Family Picnic The Annual Republican Family Picnic will be held on Tuesday, July 6th, in the Shelter House at Call state park at 7 p.m. Everyone should bring a covered dish and their own table service. The beverage will be furnished. Guest speakers for the evening will be Rolin Edelin, state Representative of the north half of Kossuth County and Senator Wayne Keith of Humboldt and Kossuth Counties, who. will give a "Legislative Report." At Fort Dodge Mrs. Edwin Johnson, 81, of Algona, died at the Bethesda General hospital at Fort Dodge early Thursday morning. She lived her entire married life in the Algona area. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the First Lutheran church with the Hamilton-Wilson funeral home of Algona in charge of arrangements. Rev. John Carlson officiated at the rites and burial jwas in Eastlawn cemetery. : , She was born Rose Miller, daughter of Fred and Johanna Miller, on June 3, 1890 near Wesley. She was married to Edwin E. Johnson on April 22, 1915 at Whittemore and he survives. Also surviving are two sons and four daughters: Raymond of Algona and Ralph of Lodi, Calif.; Marguerite, Mrs. Mayland Brunsvold, Kensett; Hazel, Mrs. Roy Huntley, Estherville; Eunice, Mrs. Vern Howard, Fort Dodge; and Maxine, Mrs. F. S. Anderson of Humboldt. There is also a brother, Fred Miller of Union City, Mich., 18 grandchildren, and 10 great- grandchildren, she was preceded, in death by four sisters and two brothers. Serving as pallbearers were grandsons Lonnie Huntley, Gary Huntley, Don Brunsvold, Bruce Johnson, Rick Andersen and Mark Andersen.

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