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Birds get the bird from Lone Rockers Stafco Historical Sooiety X City, lawa - LONE ROCK - Lent Reck hit bt«n invaded by birdi, lit* •rally thousand* of blackbird* and ttarlingi every avanlnf hava baan roosting in tha traa top* in tha town. Why tha bird* hava all of a sudden decided Lone Rock is a good place to live, no one is quite sure. Perhaps the low cost of living, or the peaceful surroundings. That is It is peaceful until the men of the town decided to discourage these chattering, wing flapping, dirty nuisance birds and have bean shooting at the tree tops. They also used the fire hose on the fire truck to unsettle them so that they might pick a country estate, where they could have their convention without disturbing anyone. It does make an extra chore to run your car across tha street if you have to go under a tree where there are perhaps hundreds of birds living. After Saturday night's attempted eviction one man in Lone Rock pickup up an estimated 60 birds that fall. They don't discourage easily, but then neither do Lone Rock people. II , M tnterad o» teeend eloM matt*, Dec. 1, 1908, at AlgoMi, Iowa, 50811 VOL. oo-NO. 65 THURSDAY, AUG. II, 1946 - ALOONA, IOWA -16 PAGES PLUS SUPPLEMENT 4300 at Fair opening day ADVANCE ALMANAC ••« W We** MM* ST. ANN BIRTHS; Aug. 14: Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Grimm, Algona, girl, 7 IDS. 12V4 oz. NEW COURT CASES C. O. Gronen Lumber Co. vs. Bronson Bldg. Service, $3854.38; Erma M. Tordoff vs. William Tordoff, divorce. ALGONA MARKETS New or Old Corn —. $1.31 August Beans $3.70 November Beans $3.05 Oats 67c (Markets furnished weekly by Hobarton Branch of Whittemore Elevator.) ALGONA WEATHER High Low Rain Aug. 10 75 53 Aug. 11 76 51 Aug. 12 81 54 Aug. 13 79 60 Aug. 14 86 58 Aug. 15 81 61 .06 Aug. 16 87 55 Aug. 17 — 52 WEDDING PERMITS mond or Mavis Anderson, Algo- la, Chrysler; Paul or Lawrence Voigt, Fenton, Pont.; Gary E. Jleper, Titonka, Pont.; Buddy or Betty Harris, Bancroft, Chev.; Jerry D. Leaneagh, Algona, Rambler. Democrats to come for fair free barbecue Congressman Stan Griegg will be among democratic incumbents at the fair for the free barbecue dinner this Thursday. Other Democratic officials expected are Paul Franzenburg, state treasurer, Lome Worthington, state auditor, Lawrence Sealise, attorney general, and Kenneth Owen, secretary of agriculture. Gary Cameron, currently secretary of state and E. B. Smith, Ames, candidates for U. S. Senate nomination, are both expected. Armando Villarreal, Guadalupe Davila, both Swea City; Lawrence Fogerty, West Bend, Karen Seiler, Algona; Gary L. Edwards, Anamosa, Donna M. Paulsen, Lakota; Darrell E. Parcel, Titonka; 5anura Dettman, Algona; Jim H. lledemske, Algona, Lorcli Lavrenz, Burt. MAYOR^SJCOURT Raymond J. Byrne, Algona, intoxication, $25; Paul S. Oldham, Mason City, failing to stop, $10; Gerald B. Thilges, Algona, careless driving, $10; Gary C. Peterson, Buffalo Center, possession of beer as a minor, $50; Lylc T. Hansen, Buffalo Center, possession of beer as a minor $50; James S. Walker, Algona improper lane change, $10; Myron A. Kautsch, Whittemore, following too closely, $10; Thomas A. Ristau, Algona, failure to display a lighted headlight, $15 Harlan Brown, operating a motor vehicle without a valid li cense, $10. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Michael Doyle, Polk county clerk of court, candidate for secretary of state, will attend with lis family. Mancil Hurlburt, democratic andidate for the Iowa House, and Gordon Winkel, county at- orney, Clara Walker, recorder, and Rosella Voigt, treasurer, will attend. Local democrats are maintaining a booth in Floral Hall. Each day a free ticket to the fundraising dinner to be held later this • month will be given. The drawing will be held each evening. Governor Hughes will speak at the dinner at Garrigan high school, Aug. 31. Tickets are now on sale at $5 from precinct committeemen and women. Tickets Hughes names Underwood, of Spencer, judge Murray Underwood, Spencer attorney, was named Monday by Governor Hughes as judge of the 14th district to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Fred Hudson. Local attorneys ar* now wondering about the effect of a stay order issued by Judge Hand prohibiting the governor af the supreme court justice from making the appointment pending the local court action attacking the right of Judge Stillman, as presiding fudge, to vote on the commission. Judge Hand ruled that Judge Stillman was, a constitutional member of the commission, and in the absence of any prohibition was entitled to vote. However Judge Hand on July 25th issued a stay order on Governor Hughes and Chief Justice Garfield prohibiting the naming of either of the nominees, Mr. Underwood or Joseph Hanson, Emmetsburg, or to "take any other action with regard to the nominations until final determination of this action, and in the event any appeal is taken from the decision of this court, not to make any such appointment ... until this matter has been finally determined by the supreme court." As of Wednesday morning this stay order had not been lifted. The losers in the case, the lay members of the commission, are entitlecTfb 30 days to appeal the are also for booth. sale at the fair August 10: Geneva Dodds, Algona, medical. August 12: Janet Hinken, Algona, T & A. August 13: Mabel Strayer, Algona, expired. August 14: Todd Hudspeth. Algona, medical; Wayne Mann, Burt, medical; Cora Hansen, Sex* ton, medical. August 15: Garry Green, Ottosen, medical; Allan Schipull, Algona, T & A; Mrs. Qrla Burns, Algona, medical; Diane McCleish, Bancroft, T & A; Eunice Meyer, Burt, medical. August 16: John Hammer, Algona, medical; Grace Trenary, Burt, medical. August 17: Richard Bradley, Nickerson, Kansas, medical; Frances Kollasch, Whittemore, medical. NEW VEHICLES Wayne or Donna Warmbier, LuVerne, Ford; Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., Swea City, Fora; Clifford R. Krantz, Titonka, hev. p/u; Raymond O. Harig, Lu- Verne, Chev. Trk.; Wm. T. Tre>nary, Burt, Chev.; Charles L Heinen, Algona, Ford; Thomas C. Bashara, Ledyard, MG; Dale C. or Margaret A. Finer, Chev. Bertha M. Vitzthum, Irvington Ford; John or Mary Moser, Ot tosen, Rambler; David or Jean ne Evans, Algona, Pont.; Theresa A. Thilges, Algona, Chev.; Andrew N. Thomsen, Lone Rock Pont.; David L. Leffert, Algona Ford; Marc or Pearl Moore, gona, Olds; Harold G. Ubben, Ti tonka, Ford. Andrew or Shirley Cubit, AJ gona, Buick; L. A. or Lillian Schultz, Algona, Buick; Charles P. yolk, Algona, Ford; Frank Reding, LuVerne, Pont.; Ray Harold Colwell dies Tuesday at Iowa City Services were held today Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the Trinty Lutheran church, Algona, for larold Colwell, 50, who died Tuesday at University hospital t Iowa City. The Rev. Cleo Kautsch official- id, and burial was in Eastlawn emetery. Harold Jerome Colwell was )orn May 30, 1916 at West Bend, he son of Leon Colwell and lorence Fowler. He married. Mabel Ohm March 9, 1939 at Whittemore. He had lived in Algona for 30 years. Surviving besides his wife and mother are: children, Keith, owa City, and Neil Colwell, of Ames; sisters, Doris, Mrs. B. O. >avis, Irvington, and Geraldine, Urs. Lee VanderWaal, Bradley, 111.; a brother, Charles, St. Bener diet; and two grandchildren, Wesley water tank has been sold Wesley — The 16,000 gallon city water tank has been sold to the Hutchins elevator and was removed last week from the power house. It's use was discontinued last fall when the new 75,000 gallon, 110 foot high water tower was put in use. decision of Judge Hand to the supreme court. The Hand decis ion was filed August 3, and thus the appeal time would not expire until September 2. L. E. Lannan, who with an Ames attorney, represented the objecting lay members, is on vacation. It is probable the entire proceedings will be let stand without further action, or a lifting ol the stay order may be filed thuS letting the appointment stand Attorneys are anxious to have the fourth judge named to help handle the heavy court work starting in September. The new judge will serve for an initial term ending January 1, 1969. If he wishes to continue on the bench, he will have to stand for retention at the 1968 general election. Born in Peterson, Underwood has practiced law in Spencer since receiving his J. D. degree from the University of Iowa in 1948. He was graduated from Peterson High School in 1939. received his B.A. degree from the University of Iowa in 1942. He served in the Naval Reserve from 1943-46, attaining the rank of lieutenant.. Underwood is a former Clav County attorney (1950-1954); Spencer city attorney; a member of the board of trustees and board of deacons of the First Congregational church, Spencer. Farm fire started by lightning Burt — Firemen were. called at 3 a.m. Aug. 15 to the Harold Grover farm. A telephone |>6l6 had been struck by lightning and the fire followed the wires into the southeast corner of the upstairs rooms and attic. Harold Grover used a garden hose and kept the'fire down until the firemen arrived. They had to chop into the walls to put the fire out. Mrs. Grover drove to neighbors to telephone and quick work of neighbors and firemen prevented a bad fire although there was smoke and water damage. . . 3 4-H calves killed as Burt barn collapses A barn on the Merlin, Madsen farm near Burt collapsed, kill- ng <three calves, two of which were to be shown at the 4-H dub exhibits at the Kossuth County air this week. ; The collapsed barn was discovered by Jay Graham when went to do chores on the Madsen farm Saturday morning. The Madsens returned Saturday afternoon from a fishing trip. Baled hay and straw which was in the barn had to be moved from the debris, and a number of neighbors helped in the good neighbor deed. The three 4-H calves belonged to Steven Madsen and were valued at $800. All of the hay was saved, but there was no estimate on damage 'to the barn itself, Firemen answer two weekend calls \ The Algona fire department answered two calls over the weekend. Saturday morning at 8:30 a.in they put out a car fire on a farm five miles south and one half mile west of Algona. Dam age to the car was estimated at $100, and it is believed that the fire was started by faulty wir ing. The department also extin guished a blaze on the roof o Van's cafe at 11:30 p.m. Damage was slight and was caused by a shorted neon light. LJvermore gats now (ira chiaf Liver mere — After being fire chief for the past 25 years, Dick Schultz has resigned as chief, but will continue to be a volunteer member. Everett Andersen has been elected as the new fire chief with a salary of $20 per month. Other officers are: Howard Barton, assistant chief; Car! Olson, lieutenant; and Roberl Wilson, secretary-treasurer. Bancroft baby is critical RECEIVING THE award for showmanship of purebred swine in Tuesday morning's competition at the Kossuth County Fair was Mark Reding of Ottosen. PICTURED ABOVE Whittemore, who won is Jackie Dietrich, the showmanship award for dairy cattle in the judging Tuesday afternoon at the Kossuth County Fair. Admits 11 break-ins Bancroft — The newborn ba- jy of Mr. and Mrs. Martin lium, Bancroft, was rushed to St. Mary's hospital at Rochester recently, four days after birth at the Holy Family hospital in Estherville July 28. The girl, named Julianne, is the fourth child of the Ldums. She was born with severe congential spinal defects and has since been transferred to the University hospitals at Iowa City and is now critically ill with meningitis. On board ship in knife attack Bancroft — A Bancroft sailor, Chris Nelson, was aboard the U. S. S. Coontz 38 miles off the North Viet Nam coastline when a Vietnamese sailor pulled a knife on the ship's crew. Two men were slightly wounded. The Coontz was patroling international waiters when the attack took place. Eleven Algona break-ins, mostly on Friday nights, were apparently cleared up this week with the reported admission by a 14-year-old Irvington farm youth that he was involved in all of them. Also implicated were two 12- year old Algona boys as well as a 15-year old Algona youth in two of the break-ins. According to Chief of Police Al Boekelman, the Irvington youth confessed to the break- ins Saturday morning to himself and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. The burglaries involved included the Elk Cleaners, V. F. W. hall, Dairy Queen, Morck's ttites Monday for Reefer baby Graveside rites were held Monday at Eastlawn cemetery for the day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Reefer who died Saturday warehouse and an outside mailbox at the Algona post office on the night of July 29; the Diagonal Cafe and Mary Ann's Cafe the night of July 8; the Algona swimming pool and vandalism at the Algona public library the night of July 9. He was accompanied by a 12-year old Algona boy at the library and 12 and 15-year old boys at the swimming pool stand. IN ADDITION the youth admitted breaking into Cappy's A & W root beer stand on the night of June 11 and to Frank's service station the night of Emma Manus, 83, dies at Burt Mrs. Henry (Emma) Manus, 88, of Burt died Tuesday morning at 8:30 at the home of Mrs. June 16. The youth was apprehended last Friday night when Algona policeman Pete Jorgenson saw him looking into the rear windows of Glenn's DX station on State street while Jorgenson was making his regular rounds. The Irvington youth was taken to the police station and after his identity was obtained, he was released. Further questioning Saturday morning resulted in the reported confession. He was released in the custody of his parents until juvenile court makes a disposition of his case. years old. He is survived by his wife, Grace, twins Virginia and Paul, and Leslie Jr. Services and burial were in a suburb of Chi- Perfect weather ushers in four-day event The 104th annual Kossuth County Fair got off to a flying start Tuesday with perfect weather ushering in the four-day exposition. Total attendance for opening day was 4,300, up over 1,000 from a year ago when rain washed out the first night stock car races and up several hundred over attendance on opening day in 1964. Excellent weather prevailed Wednesday morning and indications were tor more 01 the same Thursday. Judging in of horses and 4-11 projects was held Monday with juctging of purebred swine, floral hall exhioits, poultry, raoDits and crops and dairy cattle held Tuesday. ONE OF THE highlights of the fair, the Free Baroecue, is expected to attract 10,000 providing the weather stays good 1 nursday and the Gene Holter Wild Animal Show Thursday night is expected to attract a mil house that night. The fair concludes with the sale of swine, sheep, and baby oeef Friday morning and the Kossuth County Fair championship stock car races Friday night. judging of baby beet began Wednesday morning but was not completed when trie Advance went to press at noon. "butch'' Householder was a surprise winner in the feature 01 the stock car races belore 1600 fans Tuesday night, .nosing out Jim Edgington and Dick Simpson in the final race. Mabel Strayer passes Sunday at St. Ann Mabel Helen Strayer, a lifelong resident of Kossuth county, died Aug. 14 at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, Mr. Keith Strayer officiating. Pallbearers were: Melvin Alt, Quint on Bjustrom, Walter Campney, Harold Sabin, William Dodds and Rudy Peters. Burial was in Eastlawn cemetery. Mrs. Strayer was born April 22, 1906, in Burt, the daughter of Clark Godden and Anna Jepsen. She married Kenneth Strayer Feb. 9, 1930, at Burt. In January, 1964, they moved from the farm to Algona. Survivors are her husband and children: Mrs. Donald Will (Virginia), Renwick; (Delores) Mrs. Melvin Zumach, Whittemore; Donald, Burt; and Larry, of Ft. Dodge. Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Clark Godden, Algona, five sisters, two brothers and eleven grandchildren. Bancroft man burned when brush explodes " ntt Dr. Erickson w/ns third straight golf title Dr. Harold Erickson continued his mastery over Algona Country Club golfers by winning his third straight club championship Tuesday by downing perennial bridesmaid, Craig Smith, 3 & 2 in the 36-hole finals of the meet. . Erickson • was only four over par for the match, and, came home with a two-under 34 to ice the crown. He led the entire route. The champion, who also won the crown in 1964 and 1965, carded a 37, 37, 40 and 34 for the four nine holes while Smith had a 39, 39, 38 and 36. Dr. Erickson was two up after nine, four up after 18 and then only two up after 27 before putting on a stretch drive to win by three holes. Smith has been runnerup in the club tournament a half dozen times or more but has never won the crown. Results in other flights: CHAMPIONSHIP CONSOLATION First Round Dr. Jaoues Harris over Julie 1 -r t t -HI • II ' j < A**Jit*bW.WV/Miifc««*W*iV*ii*l^V/A*l*iW. atHancock Memorial hospital, at, Gertrude Ackerman at Burt, 1 where she. had resided for the! | past few years. Services were pending at press j time at the Garry funeral home in Bancroft. Former bank cashier here is dead I Leslie Seward Sr., former I cashier of the old First National j bank here, died Aug. 8 in Chi! eagp where they have made i their home for years. He was 81 Chrischilles. Other flight champions: First — Bob Henderson Second — Ed Adams Third — Dick Moen Fourth — Jim Kolp Fifth — Leon Laird Sixth — Rex Taylor Seventh — John Nauholtz Eighth — Bob Watson. Destroys five barges in Viet Nam raid Maj. Robert J. Keables, Marshalltown, husband of the former Beniadine Ollom, Burt, has been credited recently with destroying five barges in a raid on storage areas and supply lines in the southern panhandle of southern Viet Nam. He was piloting a B-57 Canberra jet when he destroyed the barges. He plans to retire in three months after 20 years in service. BANCROFT — Homer Wolf, Bancroft, was badly burned last Thursday when a brush fire at the city dump exploded. He received first, second and third degree burns. He put out the fire around his head, and in a dazed condition, drove his tractor and flat rack home and was taken to Dr. T. J. Egan by his wife. He had burns on his head, face and left hand. Mr. Wolf had taken a Load of tree limbs, knocked down by recent winds, to the dump to burn. He poured gas and diesel fuel from a can onto the brush, and the brush exploded without him igniting it. He was knocked to the ground. He is reported recovering nicely at his home.