Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 4, 1966 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 4, 1966
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Historical City, low Rules Judge was entitled to vote ,i Stillman vote on commission is approved Judge Joseph P. Hand, Emmetsburg, Wednesday filed a ruling in the contested judicial nominating commission report, that Judge Stillman, as senior judge as a member of the commission and its presiding officer did have the right to vote in the proceedings betore the commission. The members appointed by Governor Hughes had brought suit charging the judge did not have the right to vote because the law implementing the constitution said the nomination must be by "statutory" majority of the members. In his ruling Judge Hand held the word "statutory" included the constitution as well as the laws implementing it and therefore the presiding judge, as a member, did have the right to vote. The judge also held, that in absence of any prohibition against it, the presiding officer ot any body does have tne right to vote on any motion coming before the body. Judge Hand held the only real question before the court was "Did the chairman have the right to vote?" The constitution said the judge senior in 'service in the district "shall" be a member and "shall" be the presiding officer. The plaintiffs, the members appointed by Gov. Hughes, have 30 days in which to appeal if they wish to do so. Attorneys for the plaintiffs indicated yesterday they would study the finding before reaching a decision on appeal. The "stay" order prohibiting either Governor Hughes or Chief Justice Garfield from making an appointment during the 30-day period will hold until an appeal is made or the 30 days passes. Nominated by the commission July 7 were Murray Underwood, Spencer, and Joseph Hanson, Emmetsburg. Commission members named by Hughes are: R. B. Waller, Algona; Eugene Ford, Emmetsburg; Wallace E. Bjornstad, of Spencer; Kenneth Rohlk, Storm Lake; and Dr. Wm. A. Bois of Estherville. Commission members elected by the lawyers of the district arc D. C. Hutchison, of Algona; Wm. O. Anderson, Estherville; Alden D. Avery, Spencer; Wendell T. Edson, Storm Lake; R. L. Hudson, Pocahontas. Titonka farmer dies suddenly morning Alqona Ko^uth County \ JL. VOL. 6fc-NO. 61 THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 1966 - ALOONA; IOWA -16 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS ^^^J ^k^ ^^ £nwr«d 01 »«x>nd elan matWf, DM. I, 1908, at Algono, Iowa, posfofflce undtr Act Of tongrew March S. 1879 ^^^^^^ ^^^ Dynamite blast Saturday rocks Irvington neighborhood Trees chopped; TOM MILLER 19 Algona, holds a 4 foot piece of the every direction, taking down trees and plants in the surround.' ... . . , „ , , , o f ing area. The tree in the right of the above photo was prob- dynamite storage container which accidentally exploded Sat- ab * y spUt by a combination of s h oc k waves and a cutting blow urday morning at a gravel pit two miles west of Irvington. from the piece of steel which Tom is holding. Turned into shrapnel, the many pieces of heavy steel flew in Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. THIS SMALL TREE, which stood about 75 feet from the main blast of dynamite at the pit near Irvington Saturday, was sliced neatly in half by the piece of metal shown poised on a branch. The metal measured nearly two feet in length and was found directly behind the tree. Student from Thailand to attend AHS The James Dodds family officially received word from the New York office of the American Field Service this week that they will host the foreign exchange student to live in this Tuesday Ted DeBoer Jr., 57, rural Titonka, died suddenly at his home at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Death was due to a heart attack. Services will be Thursday (today) at 1:30 p.m. at the Titonka Methodist church, the Rev. Paul Hansen officiating. Interment will be at the Buffalo Twp. cemetery. Blake funeral home is in charge. Pallbearers are Clarence Akkerman, Arthur J. Budlong, H. W. Kitzinger, Dave Bolie, Senus Isebrand, and Arthur Peterson. He was born June 25, 1909 on a farm northwest of Titonka. His parents were Minna Ubben and T. T. DeBoer Sr. He married Emma J. Adams at her parents home in Buffalo Center December 23, 1930, and they lived on a farm near Buffalo Center until 1945 when they moved to their farm southwest of Titonka. Survivors include: his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Marlene) Uken, Titonka, and Judy, at home; two grandchildren, Gary and Leslie Uken; a brother, Ubbe, of Frost, Minn.; two half brothers, George of Minneapolis and Glaus of Buffalo Center; three half sisters, Mrs. George Anderson, Montrose, Mrs. Arthur Rode, Titonka, and Mrs. Jim Loehr, Newton. He was preceeded in death by his parents, an infant brother a hall' brother. Gets reply to letter concerning poor TV reception (Evelyn Cady recently receiv ed the following reply to a letter she wrote to KGLO-TV, Ma son City, concerning the poor reception this area has been receiving from that station in re cent months.) We have been confronted with some unforeseen technica: problems with our new transmit ting tower which are causing a reception problem in your area Our engineers are now in the process of doing some re-design ing, after which specific ne\\ components will be hand-toolec and then installed. I regret to advise this will probably take i period of time, possibly anothe month or two. "We regret the inconvenienc we are causing temporarily am beg your patience; howevei please be assured that once w have this problem corrected, w are most confident you will b receiving good reception fron channel 3. Sincerely, Lloyd L vice president-manager.' • «?••'* Algona population now officially 5977 The official certification of the population of the city of Algona vas received this week at city hall from A. Ross Eckler, director of the Bureau of the Census n Washington, D. C. According to the official pa- area for the coming school year. Algona's exchange student will be Miss Sutira Spipet and she comes from Thailand. Sutira is 18 years old, comes from the village of Pitsanuloke where her father is a revenue officer. Her religious affiliation is Buddhist. Sutira has studied the English language for eight years and has a good command of the language. Much like Sana Svedman, last year's exchange student, Sutira also possesses much interest in sports. Among her favorites are Services for Hans Boderius held at Burt S 915 damage in four weekend accidents Damages totaling $350 resulted in an accident Saturday evening at 9:00 in Titonka. Cars operated by Carl Harms, 58, Titonka, and Alfred W. Rode, 19 rural Titonka, collided on the Titonka Main street, damaging the Harms 1954 Ford to the ex tent of $150 and the Rode 1958 Ford to the extent of $200 Charges are pending agains Rode by investigating Sheriff's officials. Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m autos driven by Patricia Ann Besch, 15, rural Whittemore and Corrine M. Traub, 60, Wes Bend, collided at the intersec tion of Highway 44 and a countj blacktop near West Bend. Patricia Besch was making a right turn onto the blacktop from the highway and the Trau car was turning left from th blacktop to the highway whe the accident occurred. There was $200 in damage to the 1966 ., x „ Ford operated by Patricia Besch m£ul - most of whlch contamec and owned by Mrs. Helen Dal- checks, occurred last Frida ton, Columbia, S. C. Damage to night. They were taken fron the Traub 1965 Oldsmobile was also estimated at $200. There were no injuries or charges in the mishap. Later Sunday at 5 p.m. a motorcycle operated by Berkland, Cylinder, went out of the Dairy Queen, where a forced per, Algona's population (based on the June 21, 1966 census) stands at 5,977. This is an increase of 275 persons, or about 4.8 per cent from the last official census taken in 1960 which set the population then at 5,702. Funeral services for Hans Boderius, 72, were at 2 p.m Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran church at Burt. Mr. Boderius died of a stroke *,,.,, , . . , u i ~± ifii. AJUUCIIUO iuv?u ui a OLIUJ\C volleyball badminton, basket- Friday gt th(J hospital at Esther . ball, and football. Mailbox theft and 3 break-ins reported Friday There have been no new developments in the recent mail theft at the Algona post office According to postmaster'Ed Far rell it is not known when posta authorities might arrive to ; in the investigation. The theft of several pieces o the drop-in box just north o the post office. Three other break-ins tha same evening were discovere : at the VFW, where entrance was Marlin' gained through an open door; Sutira will be a senior at AHS wee k s . which damaged the front end of ville. He had been ill about two the cycle to the extent of $100. control on a gravel road 2 miles entrance was gained through south and a mile west of Fen- the back door and $8 taken; and ton. Berkland and a companion' $35 cash taken from a break-in riding on the cycle, Dawson at Elk Cleaners. Beer and liquor Juhl, Fenton, were both skinned may have been stolen from the and bruised, in the accident VFW. Police and sheriff's offi- CDA exhibit takes third in nation CDA Court 283 exhibit took ;hird place at the National Convention. The exhibit consisted of a First Communion outfit for boy and girl. It had taken first place at the state convention earlier in the spring. Services for Helena Luedtke held at Fenton Fenton — Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Halena Zumach Luedtke, 66, who died Friday at the hospital at Estherville after a lingering ill- Miss Durant, Poet Laureate of Iowa, dies MARGARET DURANT Margaret Durant, lifelong res ness. She was born April 10, 1900, in Lotts Creek township. She married Herman Luedtke, Lotts Creek, and lived near there un- ident of Algona, died early Monday morning at St. Ann hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday. Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Congregational church in Algona, the Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. The McCullough funeral chapel was in charge, and burial was in the Riverview cemetery, Algona. She was the daughter of Anthony Hunter Durant and Caroline Harriet Worster Durant. She was a well known writer and poet and had had a great many oj ! her works published. She was president of the Na two women are knocked down Five hundred pounds of dynav mite blew up in a gravel, pit two; miles west of Irvihgton Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m., injuring an Algona man and damaging a nearby trailer house. Richard Brown, 29, was taken to a local doctor and then to a Fort Dodge hospital for removal of small fragments of some sort from his ankle. Brown had been recently treated for a gunshot wound here. He was practice shooting with Don McBride, 20, Algona, on the southwest corner of the pit when the explosion occurred. : The dynamite, owned by the county, was stored in a silver cylindrical container made of heavy steel plating located some 200 yards across the pit to the nortn near the Irvington blacktop road. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peterson live in a trailer on the upper edge of the pit about a quarter of a mile to the west of the site of the explosion. Shock waves shattered windows and glassware in their home, and Mrs. Peterson, who was home at the time, was knocked down by the force of those shock waves. Mrs. Leona Sabin, who lives about a ; mile .awayCJfrbnx the>,.,, scene, was also thrown onto the floor of her home by the blast. Many area persons, including many Algonans, reported they had heard the explosion Saturday morning. The shooters, Brown and McBride, stated that they were not shooting in the direction of the tank and that they didn't see how their shots could have set off the explosives. Judging from the thickness of the steel plate of the storage tank, it would have taken a high-powered rifle slug to pierce the tank and set off the dynamite sticks inside. The earth where the tank had stood was scorched—completely bare of vegitation. What appeared to be the remains of a cement base for the explosives container lay pulverized, providing the center for a circle of destruction which took in a radius of 75 feet around that center. Leaves were stripped in that area from the tiniest plant on the ground level to the tallest tree. The container, disintegrating in the blast, was turned into thousands of pieces of flying shrapnel. Pieces as large as 3% feet long sheared ground foliage and cut down several good sized .rees. A picnic table was nearly alasted apart by the flying metal. The gravel pit is a popular place for local gun enthusiasts and many a shooter shuddered last weekend as he visited the scene, thinking of the times that he had practiced on the north side of the pit — so very close to that silver tank. No charges were filed. although technically she has al-| He was born Jan. 13, 1894 at I A minor accident occurred ready graduated from high Suderstatel, Germany, coming school. Upon returning to Thai- to t his country in 1924. He mar- land, she plans to pursue a career in nursing. New officers for Livsrmore Legion Uv«r more New Officers were elected at the July meeting of the Legion and are: Commander Bob Gronbach; Vice Commander Ken Underberg; finance Eugene Mertz; Chaplain Howard Barton; Sargeant-at- Arms Gene Hanifan; Service Officer Ray Zeimet. ried Maretta Hoeck at Burt in 1931. The couple farmed in the area. His wife and a daughter, Lavonne at home, with a brother Germany. survive along Sunday evening at 7:20 p.m. when a car driven by Eisa L. Cunningham, 47, Burt, was struck from the rear by a vehicle operated by Cyrilla M. Sifert, 51, Algona, at the stop sign on Jones and North streets and sister in; in Algona. There was some $60 damage Burial was in the Greenwood to the Cunningham 1966 Dodge Cemetery at Bancroft. POW6R KNOCK-OUT A transformer was hit by lightning a half mile south of Lone Rock last week Tuesday, and the area was without power from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. and $5 damage to the Sifert 1956 Packard. LADIES GOLF TOURNEY The Bancroft golf links will be host to a ladies tournament next week Wednesday beginning at 8 I a.at. cials are investigating. Golfer aces hole at Wesley club Dennis Clark, Britt, made a hole-in-one on the number two hole at the Hillside golf club in ar ~ e 15" grandchildren. Wesley July 30. He aced the 183 Pallbearers were DuWayne \^l\_>^>rv. un\-i I-.IY^V_» *iwt»i v*« u* v v~ •• ; « • i T-\ j. T r j_i til retiring to Fenton. Her hus-! tlonal Poetr y League for three band is dead, i Survivors include five ! ren, Marvin and Ervin, Fenton; [Donald, Parkers Prairie, Minn.; and Mrs. Marvin Ackerson (Es- Ithcr), and Mrs. Ronald Chris- ichilles (Verda), also Fenton. 'Three brothers also survive, i Art, Lone Rock, Bill, Estherville, and Clarence, Des Moines. There yard, par 3 hole with a four iron. FAIR BOOKS HERE Premium list books for the Kossuth fair August 16-19 are available at the Advance office without charge as long as they last. The books list all premiums, rules, program of judging, and include an entry blnnk. Luedtke, Douglas Ackerson, Leslie Luedtke, Dennis Zumach, Merwyn Hulburt and Danny Schmidt. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran church at Fenton with the Rev. Arnold Vehling of Lotts Creek officiating. Burial was in the church ceane- 1 tery. Ex-Wesleyan is killed in plane crash Wesley — Wesleyans received word of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brooks and their , daughter Linda 23, when the Sne is survived by her sister, p i ane he was operating crashed years, was poet laureate of Iowa, child- ! anc ' a mem °er of the North Iowa Writers Club. Miss Durant organized the Iowa Chapter of Chaparral poets and was state regent for 10 years and regional treasurer of the entire Northwest organization. Carrie I. Durant, who is in St. Ann hospital, and by a cousin, Mrs. Harry E. Ward. Three sisters and a brother, William Worster Durant, preceded her in death. BANCROFT GAS VOTE Bancroft voters will go to the polls for the fourth time next Tuesday to vote on a gas franchise. into a swamp near Brainerd, Minn. July 22. The St. Paul family was eav route to Winnipeg, Canada. Mrs. Brooks, 51, was Dorothy Kraus, daughter of the Chas. Krauses, former Wesley merchants, now of Keister, Minn, Funeral services were he!4 Monday at St. Paul. The Brooks are survived by two other ren, Pamela 21 and

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