Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 15, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, August 15, 1966
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Btato Historical Society Iowa O5.ty, . Power off when cor \backs into light pole TWO LITTLE GIRLS got the scare of their life about 7 p.m. Friday when they slipped the gearshift out of "park" in their father's car and the machine rolled down the drive, across the street and into a power pole. The result is graphically pictured in this Advance polaroid shot, by Mike Stillman. The girls, Rhonda and Cindy Wells, 3 and 2-year old daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wells of 1309 Commercial street in Algona, were playing in the car and put the machine into "neutral". It struck the pole, breaking it off 18 feet above the ground and the top half was almost perpendicular to the ground. Luckily, the "hot" wires snapped off from the other end but power was off in that area for about three hours Friday night until 10 p.m. There was $200 damage to the car and about the same total to the pole. The police report described the situation well. "People were scared." ALgonoKo^uth County A Entered « second eloss matter, Dee. 1, 1908, at AI0ana, Iowa, 50511 poHoffic* under Act of ConwMi March L 1179 4^^^^^^^ ^^^^ VOL. 66-NO, 64 MONDAY, AUG. 15,1966 - ALGONA, IOWA - 8 PAGES IN ONE SECTION Council approves Shoot * »•" , , rr with pistol new budget for Algona Coffee Break ... My wife gives me permission to gaze at a girl in a cafe if she's pretty enough to be Miss Iowa. Why gaze at lesser? ... At the DM zoo I counted almost half the parked cars from Iowa towns outside of Polk county. . . . Maybe the Governor's lawn surgeons should mow the unkempt ex-Nollen lawn across the street from the Iowa mansion. * * * Hostesses hired "go-go girls" to help mollify the guests at 2 private cocktail parties in Qko- boji & Des Moines . . . The girls wiggled & squirmed & encouraged the guests to dance free- 700 newspapers have won Pulit er prizes among the 289 award d. Why so few? . . . Two of the Governor's tal Ims have been marked for des truction with the biggest & red dest X's you ever saw. Iowa can ay the $40 per tree; most tax layers can't. style. What is a "go-go" girl, any how? Is she a cousin to a come- come girl, or a come-hither girl? Whither doth she lead? * * * Does your town — I mean YOUR town — pollute creeks river & lakes? I'm embarrassei to report that our town of DM does, & I think our paper anc all papers ought to attack the wrongdoers. What right have the chaser of fast-buck to stink up God' pure waters? The Algona city council met Wednesday evening, approving the budget for 1967 and discussing 'several proposals, including the proposed TV translator system. The new budget for 1967 is up by 3.2 mills or about $27,117 in taxable funds. The total budget, including utilities and other funds not raised by taxation, was approved at $1,572,824 for 1967 s compared to $1,391,031 for 966—an increase of $181,793. There are many different increases attributing to the general rise in the budget for 1967. The street fund was increased :onsiderably because of the an- icipated purchase of a new front end loader which will be used for snow removal and other jobs in that department. A new proposed hangar at the municipal airport boosted the figures in the municipal enterprises section of the budget, and the planned development of the old athletic field (with addition of new tennis courts, trees, shrubs land a shelter 'house) will cause the substantial increase in the recreation appropriations. The parking meter fund increased, partially because of the anticipated repair of traffic lights. Sanitation remained nearly the same while public safety funds Whittemore — A Whittemore man, Hariry Haag Jr., suffered painful gun shot Injuries Sunday, Aug. 7 when ho accidentally shot himself In the leg below the knee. He was target shooting with a pistol at the time. Haag was rushed to Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge where he is expected to be a patient a few more days; Whittemore class had 2Sth reunion 4 Emma Gutknecht 83 of Lakota dies Thursday Lakota — Miss Emma Gut* knecht, 83 of Lakota, died Thursday morning in the Timely Mission Home at Buffalo Center She had been a resident for the past several months. Funeral services for the longtime Lakota resident were heU Saturday afternoon at the Lakota Presbyterian church with burial in the Lakota cemetery. She was born June 6, 1883 at Avoca, Wis. and came to Lakota with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. decreased. Sewer rental and road use creases. tax both showed in- August Gutknecht, girl. She operated as a.young a millinerv PICTURED ABOVE are the members of the class of 1941 of the Presentation Academy, Whittemore, who met Saturday, July 23 at Charlie's Supper Club in Algona. From left to right they are: front, Mrs. Marvin Reding (Edna Youngwirth), Livermore; Mrs. Earl Schmitt (Mary Muller), Whittemore; Mrs. Walter Depenbusch (Catherine Origer), "—she isn't lovable" As somebody told me when I was a Miss America judge at Atlantic City, the first duty of a lovely woman is to look amiable. Not haughty or petulant. The woman throwing dishes above is definittely neither amiable nor lovable. Her husband would be justi fied in throwing the kitchen sink at her, but nothing smaller. # * * HIS MIND A BLANK?* Wonder what The Thinker* Thought about so silent In a hunch. Our World's future Or merely "What's for lunch?' —JANET ZUBBR High Amana * Rodin's statue. * * * Our lowa-DM Zoo, alas somewhat meager, Lovely & col orful & spacious, yet most ex hibits consist of little animal curled up in a baffling bell. Only the spotted ocelot give you the excitement of i tiger o leopard or lion in miniature. Who will donate • cage full of excitement? A black leopard maybe? Or a mandrill? * * * I'm told the Hull twins of Ankeny (Carol and Cathy) are the prettiest pair of twin nurses in North America, or maybe the prettiest set of twins in Iowa. They healed me in a trice, & I've lunched with them; they are rare & noteworthy. They've declined to train for air-line jobs; they prefer life 'here iji Central Iowa in a suburb of Ankeny. * * > ... A hoodlum remains a hoodlum, no matter, what pro- he use to loot a liquor ftore. . . . Only 49 of the Republic's "—spray weeds rifle or shotgun?" Look, 3 different ways to kill poison ivy^A other weeds: With a sprinkler, with a weed-gun, & with a tank sprayer. My opinion is that an eye-dropper will do the job even more accurately, economize on weed-killer & avoid killing innocent grass & plants. (Anyhow, kill weeds be- for they go to seed.) * * * I know a dozen Iowa millionaires who could afford to give the Iowa zoo a hippo, a lion or a rhino. Easily. And you can learn a lot about your neighbors by watching these critters. Right now I'd say the goats re the most interesting of oui nimal cousins on display here 15 * * SHELL'S WHISPER Oh, conch, you feel no grea compulsion To flaunt your name, & trave tales to share; Your story's told in only muted whispers Yet no one ever doubts that you were there. —BETTY ROBERTS Cedar Falls More specifically, the major categories broke down into: 1967 90,000 74,200 28,500 27,900 36,550 42,850 39,045 96,267 15,000 18,000 45,000 64,000 55,000 64,b'00 912,000 1,007,000 1966 Street fund $ 88,000 $ Pub. Safety 79,600 Sanitation _ iViun. Ent. Recreation J ark. Meter Sewer Ren. Road Use Tax i___ Utilities __ In general, the 1967 proposed city expenditures total $565,824, some $86,793 over the 1966 figure of $479,031. These figures are exclusive of the utilities funds, and all of the $86,793 is not to be raised by taxation. The tax funds in the budget are $245,407, for 1967 and $218,290 for 1966, accounting for the $27,117 increase to be raised by taxation. The council, aside from approving the budget, read a letter from Mrs. Hugh Peirce concerning the TV translator system now proposed for Algona. She felt that many citizens could not afford to pay for the increase in taxes necessary in order to have the "luxury." A letter from bonding attorney E. B. Carpenter of Des Moines said that the city has no authority to issue bonds for the purpose of financing the building of a TV translator tower. The council approved a $400 tap fee for Don Teitz and Kyle Keith for 325 feet of sewer extending west from Hall street on and sewing shop in Lakota for many years and was a 4-H leader for 25 years. Miss Gutknecht was also a member of the Presbyterian church and active in women's affairs. The church presented her with special honors for her work in church missions at one time. A sister, Miss. Lena Gutknecht, and a brother, Edward, both of Lakota, survive as does a foster daughter, Mrs. Burdette Hoeppner of Lakota and three grandchildren. John Hayes transferred to Mason City Nine of the original fifteen members of the graduating class of 1941 of the Presentation Academy, Whittemore, gathered July 23 at Charlie's Supper club, Algona, for a class reunion. They had a dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by a program with Mrs. Marvin Reding, (Edna Youngwirth), Livermore, as toastmistress. Cletus Muller, Whittemore, read the class poem and Mrs. Andrew Miller (Helen Kollasch), Clear Lake, read the Emmetsburg; and Mrs. DuWayne Garmahn (Anita Brogan), Fenton- back row, Delbert Elbert, Mason City; Arnold Kollasch Whittemore; Mrs. Andrew Miller, (Helen Kollasch), Clear Lake; Joseph Schumacher, Pueblo, Colo.; and Cletus Muller, Whittemore. ' ' _.,. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. class prophecy. Mrs. Walter Mrs. DuWayne Garmann award- Depenbusch (Catherine Origer) Emmetsburg, entertained the group by reminiscing about their high school days. Joseph Schumacker, Pueblo, Colo., read the class will, and ed prizes. Tables were decorated with white and red carnations and white and blue placecards, the class flower and colors. •WB1 •• JLV a4"t ^^ ^ • '•«<• • ' '•' Elect ASC committees . . . Maybe the Governor plans to refund that 2nd 1966 income tax payment at Christmas? Or part of it? . . Real connoisseurs tell me carp ft catfish taste better than trout; in Germany & China carp is the first delicacy. . . . Why does an unfurnished apartment for newlyweds cost $100 at our State University, while Drake offers a furnished flat for only $80? ... Let's make it a whipping & hanging offense to attack a cop. We love our cops. . . . Editors, let's headline the names of water polluters! , , . There's no solution; seek it lovingly. Kennedy, which would make available four lots. Another Nugent attends banking school Bill Nugent, vice-president of the Security State bank, Algona, left Saturday for two weeks' attendance at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to be held August 14-27. This is his second year at the school, which requires two weeks' attendance each year for three years to earn the certifi cate of graduation. Between resi dent sessions, students are re quired to do extension work in volving problems in all phases of banking. agreement was made with Leon E. Martin for an extension of the sanitary sewer south on Hall street. Martin will pay a tap fee of $100 per living unit in his apartment complex. Service clubs to hear Mayne Wiley Mayne, republican candidate for congress from the Sixth District, will be the featured speaker at the Kiwanis club uncheon Thursday, Aug. 18. Members of Rotary and Lions club have been invited to attend the luncheon which will be held n the Algona Hotel at 12 noon. Other candidates who will be in Algona for the Fair are invited ;o attend also. Mr. Mayne is a Sioux City attorney and past president of the Iowa State Bar Association. He was graduated from Harvard with honors in 1938 and received his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1941. JOHN HAYES John Hayes, district manager, for the State Farm Insurance Co. for the past 19 years here, has been transferred to Mason City, he announced this week. The move is a promotion for Mr. Hayes, who will hold a similar post there. He is a member of the Algona Community School Board and has been president for the past, five or six years. A replacement vvill be named for him this fall in an election. Money taken from Wesley station BABY PIES The infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Reefer, Algona, died at the Hancock Memorial hospital at Britt Friday evening. The baby was several days old. Services were pending at Advance press time with McCullough's ,in charge of arrangements. The Standard service station jwned by Maynard Swanson at Wesley was broken into sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning with a loss of between $5 and $6 in change. Burglars broke a glass in an east window to gain entrance. Most of the change was taken from an open cash register with a half dollar taken from a nearby drawer. SPONSOR ADDITIONS Two LuVerne firms were om- mitted from the list submitted to the Advance as sponsors for the Kossuth County Fair Barbecue this Thursday. The firms, both of which contributed to the event, were Trauger Market (Harold Trauger) and the Lu Verne Building Co. in Nominees for all townships are announced Election of the ASC community committeemen for Kossuth County will be held on Monday, August 22 by the polling place method, from 12 noon until 9 p.m., in the usual township election place. Ballots will be tabu lated publicly by the incumbent community committees at the polling places, immediately at'tei the polls close. Richard I. Anderson, Chair man, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Com mittee, has released the follow ing slates of nominees Tor tht Kossuth ASC community com mittees: Buffalo — George F. Alice, Eel ward Brandt, Donald G. Bud long, William J. Mayland, Hen ry D. Radmaker, Arthur Rod and Roy N. Walrod. Burt — Robert E. Angus, Dea Culbertson, Milo C. Johnsoi Dennis Lynch, Merlin J. Madsen and Ed Tigges. Cresco — Robert Buscher, Dean Jergenson, Howard M. Long, Raymond Metzen, Gerald Rochleau, Virgil Roethler and Harold M. Sabin. Eagle — Kenneth Brones, Arnold Duer, Leonard Larson, Jack Reece, W. James B|jck and Virgil Tokheim. Fenton — Frank Dreyer, Raynond H. Dreyer, Elmer Krause, angerman, Walter L. Peterson, /larvin Simonsmeier and Amos . Uhr. Hebron — Buryl G. Berg, Leser L. Coy, Harm Davids, Swen .arson, Alfred Mayland, Harlan /lelz, Edwin Naumann, Kenneth 5. Reed and Andre Torkelson. Irvington — Edward Arend, Joe A. Divis, Henry J. Eisenbarth, Francis H. Froehlich, Eugene K. Lemkee, Robert Mayer, David Seller and Donald Warmbier. Ledyard — William Baumann, Joseph R. Berschman, Arlowe Blome, Roland Heetland, Burlette L. Hoeppner, Albert Kahler and Ted Thilges. Lincoln — August R. Baumann, Carl W. Boehm, Alfred E. Julius, Jr., Harold Kettwick, Donald M. Kollasch, Orion Lee, Menno Limberg, Arnold Swalve, John W. Munch, Harold Wehr span and Arthur Zumach. Garfield — B. J. Anliker, Ray \. Frieden, Carroll R. Olson, :iair L. Reding, Clinton Stetzel and Francis Wolfe. German — Keneth Brandt, LeRoy Bruns, Dick Harringa LeRoy C. Phelps, Albert E. Sleper and Evert J. Sleper. Louis Wingert and Dave Yegge. Lotts Creek — Harold P. Becker, David L. Erickson, William A. Hannover, Dick Kuecker, Or ville Muller, Melvin Pompe franklin Rusch and Alan Walk er. LuVerne — Owen P. Curry Donald Fett, W. Raymond Leg ler, Edwin H. Marty, Paul Nor- hrop, John Voss, Jr. and Frederick Will. Plum Creek — Harold E. Bode, Evert H. Broesder, Ronald Gardner, Cecil Long, Donald J. Maclsen, Chris J. Miller and Wiliam R. Paetz. Portland — Frank H. Becker, Ralph W. Carlson, William Christensen, William Hellman. Levant Moore, Rollo Moore and Merle Phelps. Prairie — Thomas J. Becker. Dennis Cink, James J. Fett, Dan E. Froehlich. Vernon Plathe, Joseph L. Ralim, George Ricke. James A. Rosenmeycr, Donovan J. Studer and Mark J. Studer. Ramsey — Leon B. Dumstorff, Walter L. Eichenberger, Richard Klsbecker. William E. Goche Kenneth Heldorfer, James John son, John R. McGuire, Rudolph Klmer Bailey, Floyd Brekke, Eugene F. Fitzgerald, Laurel Peterson and Bernard Verbrugge. Union — Melvin J. Alt, Robert Heifner, Joe T. King, James Lindhorst, Donald F. Riebhoff and Donald Strayer. Sherman — John E. Blumer, Robert Bormann, Thomas J. Bormann, Clarence Casey, Wiliam Goetsch, Joe Kenne, Raynond Kohlhaas, Harry Naffzig er and Carl E. Swanson. Springfield — Elmer Ander son, Irvin Brandt, Duane Dar- icll, Carlyle A. Engelby, Maurce E. Keil, John Kramersmeier Melvin Logemann, Jeremiah F Sullivan and Lowell Under bakke. Wesley — Robert Boleneus Ray V. Cunningham, George Det meringj, Harold J. Eischen Howard Funnemark, Bill Goetz George H. Lickteig, Charles Nj aard, Luther Nygaard and Charles E. Seebeck. Whittemore — Gerald P. Er- elding, Victor Faulstick, Albert <ramer, Merle C. Laubenthal. harles Origer and Dennis Web- jr. For each township, three regular committee members and wo alternates will be elected. The chairman, vice chairman, and third regular member of the elected ASC community committee will also serve as delegates to the county convention where farmers will be elected to fill vacancies on the ASC county committee, and where the committee's chairman and vice chairman will be chosen for the coming year. The alternate committeemen will also serve as alternate delegates to the convention. The county convention will be held Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m. in the Kossuth county ASCS Office in Algona. Kossuth man leaves for work in Japan Grant Ralph Angle, James L. Hacker, Irvin Huskamp, El don Link, Morris Quarn and John Richardson. Greenwood — Joseph F. Fangman, Ed Goche, Erwin Heldorfer, Frank M. Kramer, James H. Laubenthal, Walter A. Renger and Marvin J. Vaske. Harrison — Elmer H. Kollasch, Rahe and Allen Vaske. Riverdale — Clarence Cana day, John Capesius, William M McGuire, Hubert O'Brien, Bern ard H. Thilges, Paul J. Thilge and Jerome Weydert. Seneca — Lyle England, .1 Paul Hassel, Herbert H. Krause Clarence Osborn, Victor Strueck er and Ervin Votteler. Candidate James J. Vehl- ng was ordained as pastor and :ommissioned as missionary to apan at a special worship ser- 'ice at Immanual Lutheran church (Lotts Creek) Lone Rock, \ugust 7 at 7:30 p.m. The officiant was the Rev. Arrold E. Vehling, pastor of 1m- nanual and father of the candidate. The guest preacher was 3 voL Wm. J. Danker, director of nission studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and the first missionary of the Lutheran church, Missouri Synod, to Japan. Pastor James Vehling attended Concordia high school and college, St. Paul. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia Senior college, Forl Wayne, Ind., and graduated St" sion School in St. Louis. After a Louis, with a Bachelor of Divinity degree on May 27 of this year Pastor Vehling married Jane Lieb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lieb of rural Algona, on August 16, 1964. They are the parents of a son, Timothy James, brief visit at Lotts Creek, the Vehlings will depart for Japan from Minneapolis on August 25, arriving in Tokyo on September The first two years will be spent in learning the Japanese language. After that time the Japan Lutheran church will call 1. Earl Kvamsdale, Marcus J. 1 Swea — Robert D. Anderson, born on April 29, 1966. During June and July Pastor Pastor Vehling to his area of and Mrs. Venting attended Mis-icific assignment.

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