Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 22, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, August 22, 1966
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Barbecue attracts a record Fair crowd The 3rd annual Kossuth County Barbecue Thursday brought the largest single day crowd in the 111-year history of the Kossuth County Fair. A total of 10,962 persons attended the free feed at the fairgrounds and total Fair attendance for the day was estimated at 12,500. The event was sponsored by 49 firms plus the towns of Lakota, Lone Rock, LuVerne, Whittemore and Wesley. But workers from every town in the county helped serve the hungry people, who began lining up at 5 p.m. A total of 175 Al- gonans and 90 from various county towns helped prepare and serve the meal and the entire 10,962 were served in a 130- minute span from 5:30 until 8 p.m. By the time the last person was fed, everything but 150 tbs. of the 3500 pounds of beef was gone plus a little coffee. A total of 10,000 buns, 10,000 sacks of potato chips, 7,000 cartons of milk, 10,000 cartons of ice cream and 1,000 pounds of cookies and nearly 450 gallons of coffee had been consumed, The event was the largest in the three-year history. The committee in charge included Beryl Priebe, Bill Conn, Norm Christian and Frank Moulton but only through the help of the many workers from Algona and throughout the county made the event a success. AI gono Ho^uth County Entered as second class matter, Dec. 1, 1908, at Algona, Iowa, SOS It posfofflce under Act of Conartss March t. 1879 VOL, 66—NO. 66 MONDAY, AUG. 22, 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA — 8 PAG6S IN ONE SECTION Btato.Historical Society ~owi dity, Iotr/6. vance Pay $73,419 for livestock Fenton youth shows grand champion beef Cofftt . . . Don't look yet, but there's a white ceramic Swan anchored in the Governor's side yard. ... At least 2 "high rise" apartment houses in DM (& probably more) are held up by high interst rates & tight money. ... A DM sportsman who lost his wedding ring, wallet and Scotch carry-all "sporan" in 3 different places has recovered all three. * * * Among the animals various solvent lovvans think of giving DM's all-Iowa zoo are leopards, tigers, rhinos, hippos & mandrills. And why not donate certain types of humans in cages for the kids to look at? Like a vice-president of a "No!" bank; a man who has never given a dime to any charity; and a vintage couquette? (Only 7 hours a clay caged, naturally.) * * * A daring Cedar Rapids skeptic bought himself shrill protests) [over his wife's sport shirt sprints till midnight the 10th" My BW has a fixation about paying bills by the 10th. I remonstrate that she could cut her check writing work in half if she paid our bills every 60 or 90 days, as they do in Switzerland & Chile. (My dad had 25 prompts in the credit book, & so does his only son . . .) She rebels only when the greedy store charges an idiotic "service fee" on a bill less than 30 days old. ill * "I: I knew the airlines couldn't take it when those lovely twin nurses from Ankeny declined to become airline "hostesses." Now they've printed a full page of an louder than any of Harry Truman's . . . It's a kinda modern pattern, like some of the paintings shown at DM's fearless & questing art center. When it wears out he plans to scissor rectangles from it to frame & hang as modern art* volunteers. These 2 Ankeny girls know "_J5c burgs at go-go disco" Iowa's stingiest millionaire is dreaming up a discotheque party at his mansion. Most of his guests will be young people, content & Happy with a big sackful of 15c hamburgers. His music will come thru a vintage horn, & he's ready to pay a go-go girl (to lead the dance) as much as SI. If she'll dance barefoot. Si 'I' * UNKINDEST CUT Watch your fingers, watch your toes as the rotor mower mows! Far too many are not wary of this tricky adversary; only grass should fill the hopper not your digits come a cropper! —LOUISE SCpTT Cambridge Si Si * I nominate my son-in-law Steve for the Diplomatic Corps. (They need a few good substitutes.) He was asked to help entertain the French bridegroom of a local deb in the Northwest. So he took the lad (a naval officer) out for a sail on lake Pend Oreilles & flew a French flag at the masthead. Neither is exactly a DeGaulle lover. «! 1|! * Maybe Iowa's insurance commissioner will protect ill-starred premium prayers from the abysmal cleverness of the health & accident companies? They know how to collect premiums for 19 years & then they know how to turn down your first claims, in the 20th year. They know 5 slick ways to turn your claim down. The insured needs help. they're better off right here in Idealized Hostess, an appeal for our garden spot. IT'S A HARD LIFE YET* My wash put in the new machine dialed button marked "to clean And on the couch me to watch TV This dialing—how it tires me! —JODIE Paulina *ls TV wearier than hand washing? %'• % •'.' . . . More & more professional men in northwest Iowa & along the Mississippi commute daily to lakes & river. . . . Yep, & it may mean some thing in paradise that the only parson in DM who has a private swimming pool is an Episcopal rector. . . . There is pursue it lovingly. no solution, Grand champion calf brings $414 from Linde U. S. SENATOR Jack Miller was on hand Thursday evening to congratulate Dennis Uthof, Fenton, who showed the Grand Champion Baby Beef at the Kossuth County Fair. The prize-winning Shorthorn weighed 1.015 pounds and was sold at the auction Friday. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. A total of $73,419.69 was paid for Kossuth County 4-H livestock at the annual auction held Saturday morning at the Kossuth fairgrounds in Algona, Grand champion baby beef, shown by Dennis Uthef of Fenton, sold for the top price of $41 per hundred weight. The 1,015-pound animal sold for a total price of $414.10 and was purchased by the Linde Implement Co. of Swea City. All reserve champions were either not sold or are headed for the State Fair this week. Total price paid for 251 baby beeves was $62,808.32 or an average of $26.19 per hundred •veight. About 50 were sold on carcass. The grand champion hog was shown oy David Stetzel of West ttend and brought the top price f $47.50 per Hundred weight, he Klein Farm Supply of Al- ;ona bought the animal. A total of 152 hogs were sold for $9,208.69 or an average of $27.92 per hundred weight. In the sheep division, Joe and Bob I ett of LuVerne showed the [rand champion and the animal ,\as purchased by the Priebe Angus Farm of Algona for $33 per hundred weight. A total oi 61 sheep were sold for $1,402.68 and a ^25.15 average per nun ared weight. Freshman honors to Janet McGuire Janet McGuire, Algona, has been awarded honors at entrance to the freshman class of Mount St. Scholastica college, it has been announced by the college dean of academic affairs. The award of excellence was made on the basis of her outstanding high school academic record and entrance examinations. Janet is a 1966 graduate of Garrigan high school. Offei $3,000 in prizes in Advance subscription contest; starts soon ... I hear Grinned collegians with coed visitors in their rooms must leave the door open at least two inches in 1966-67. . . . Shucks, there's a sportsman 100 yards south of the governor's house who had a swan on his garden wall for 12 years. . . . Maybe Hollywood is imi tating "abstract" painting. Son* of the movies look as if the actors had been thrown at the camera. . . . What I love on TV is the thrillers where you Wfteh 9 eon*- mercials while the villian pokes his pistol into the hero's ear. Katherine Bacon passes suddenly Thursday night Katherine A. Bacon, 55, Algona, died suddenly at her home on Thursday, Aug. 18. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church, Algona, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn cemetery. Mrs. Bacon was born Sept. 23, 1910 in Algona, the daughter of Frank Thompson and Clara Olson. Survivors include her husband, Floyd W. Bacon, and stepchildren, Merrill Bacon, Waltham, Minn.; LaVonne, Mrs. John Ecklin, Huntsville, Ala.; and Joan, Mrs. Duane Brown, St. Paul. Minn. Survivors from her first marriage to Robert Leason include two children; Mary, Mrs. Carrol Fraser, Burt and Linda, Mrs. John Kadow. Also surviving is her brother, Stewart Thompson, Phoenix, Ariz, and 14 grandchildren. Roy Smith, 75 of Livermore, dies Livermore — Roy Smith, 75 died at his home here Friday following a long illness. Funera services for him will be held on Monday with the Siever funera home of Humboldt in charge He had been a resident of Liver more for the past 11 years. Sur vivors include his wife, two chil dren, two grandchildren and on great-grandchild. Cash prizes and commissions estimated at more than $3,000 will be offered to entrants in the Trade Expansion subscription contest announced today by the Kossuth County Advance. The contest will begin on Monday, Aug. 29 and will continue for six weeks. Jerry Johns, who handled the Advance's two previous contests, will again take charge of this event. In the most recent contest, over 800 new subscribers were added to the Advance's paid subscription list, already the largest in Kossuth county. Winner of the contest will receive a cash prize of $800. Other top prizes will be $500, $300, $150, $100 and $50. All contestants who do not receive one of the first five cash prizes will receive a 20% commission on all sales. Mrs. Johns is now lining up candidates for his campaign. ADVANCE subscribers, both lew and old, will also have an pportunity to win a prize. A 21" color Curtis-Mathes TV set be given to one of those either re-newing the paper or dded as a new subscriber. The drawing will be held at the con- lusion of the contest by a prominent Algonan. Subscriptions for up to 3 years will be accepted and for each year's subscription, the customer will be allowed one coupon on the color TV set. A special rate will be offered during the contest. Two year subscriptions will be sold for $8.50 and three-year subscriptions for $10.50. Savings will be $1.50 and $4.50 respectively. Prizes will be awarded according to the vote standing at the end of the campaign. The worker having the highest number of votes will receive $800. Remaining prizes will be awarded to the next highest candidates in order. Votes will be tabulated as explained in an advertisement in next Monday's Advance. Any man or woman can enter the campaign and become a candidate. There is no entry fee of any kind. Simply fill out the entry blank which, will be found in Monday's issue of the Advance and return it to this office. Lakota woman injured when thrown by horse A 40-year old Lakota woman, Kay Ruby, was injured last Tuesday evening when she was thrown from a horse 3V'i milCvS south and one mile east of Lakota about 8:30 p.m. She was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital for treatment. A car driven by Conley Blome. also of Lakota, was traveling north and as it was passing the horse and rider, the animal started to back into the car. The animal, owned by Mrs. Pear Smith of Lakota and valued at $195, had to be destroyed. The car had about $50 in damage. Charges of failure to have control of a vehicle were filed against David Schiltz, Bancroft, when his car struck a machine driven by Richard Winkelman, Bancroft, about 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ledyard. The Winkelman machine was making a turn when it was struck from the rear by the Schiltz car. Damage to the Bancroft car was about $700 while the Lakota car had $100 in damage. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated both of these accidents. A third mishap occurred two miles southeast of Algona about 2:30 a.m. Thursday when a car dren by Harvey G. Hugo, Buffalo Center, went out of control after missing a curve and struck a bridge. His machine, a 1960 Plymouth, had $400 in damage but he was not injured. Deputj sheriff Larry Hudson investigat ed. Burglary at LuVerne plant LuVerne — A number of small tools were taken from the LuVerne Crop Service when it was broken into sometime Thursday night, owner Richard Gronbach reported this week. The burglary was investigated by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. The burglars broke open a door to the office and took a little small change and a number of tools including hand wrenches and sockets. Funeral services Monday for Herman Mittag Herman Mittag, 85, retired farmer, died Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Sherman nursing home Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran church, Al jona, today (Monday) at 2 p.m. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial will be in Lotts Creek cemetery. Mr. Mittag was born March 16, 1881 in Clyman, Wis. He married Agnes Ohm, Oct. 21, 1904. He armed in the Lotls Creek area until his retirement seven years ago when he moved to Algona. Survivors include his children: Hlugo, Webb, la.; Everett, of Des ' Moines; and Ferdinand, Des Moi- aes. One son, Erwin, preceded him in death as well as his wife, who died Aug. 27, 1951. CARS COLLIDE A car driven by Beulah Dondas, Burt, was backing out of a parking place on Dodge street just off State street in Algona about 9:35 p.m. Friday and collided with a car driven by Mary Wadsley, Rolfe, with damage of about $100 to the Rolfe car. The Safety award presented for Algona record Havelock man wins Tractor Pulling contest A Havelock man, Earl Fader, won the Class E heavyweight division of the Tractor Pulling contest held at the Kosuth Fair Friday afternoon. The event was postponed from Wednesday night because of rain. Operating a 1964 IHC 806 diesel, Fader pulled out completely to win the event. Only one other driver, Alan Walker of Algosa in the class C division, pulled out or completed the 330-feet. He was operating a 560 IHC. Complete results in the five divisions of the contest, which was witnessed by over 1,500 persons in the grandstand, are follows: as Algona's record of "No Pedestrian Deaths" for the 17 year period ending December, 1965, received recognition last week with the presentation of the A- nerican Automobile Assn. pedestrian safety award. The award, citing the city on .ts report in the evaluation of Pedestrian Records and Program, was presented to Chief Al Boekelman by Wilson R. Morrison, safety consultant for the Motor club. "All residents of the city, both pedestrians and drivers, deserve considerable credit for making this award possible," said Morrison. This record was achieved in the face of rising traffic exposure for pedestrians as a result of both an increase in vehicle use and the number ot motor vehicles. The marked reduction that has taken place in pedestrian fa talilies over the years is the brightest spot in the entire traf lie accident picture. Pedestrian fatalities in 1965 totaled 8,800 a reduction of 43 per cent fron the high point of 15,500 in 1937 Gafhalic women to meet August 25 The Northeast Deanery of Sioux City Council of Catholic Women will have their fall meeting August 25 in the Immaculate Conception hall, Graettinger. Miss Caroline ATTENDANCE UP OVER YEAR AGO Kossuth County Fair attendance was up considerably over a year ago on two days and although the Fair this year had rain on Wednesday, it showed big gains on other days. An estimated 12,500 persons went through the gate Thursday, probably the largest single day crowd in the 111-year history of the Fair. Attendance Tuesday was about 440U, while 3600 admissions were sold Wednesday and 4300 on Friday. Grandstand attractions drew well. The Tuesday night stock -•ar races were attended by a- iout 1200 paid customers while ^riday night, 2500 attended lie final night races. Attendance at two performances of the Wild \nimal show Thursday was about 2400 while another 1500 vatched the postponed Tractor iodeo. "The Fair was a tremendous uccess," said secretary Verne McClure, who has done more than anyone to rejuvenate the event. "This barbecue is fantas- .ic and I only hope we can continue to have it." 4-H BEEF WINNERS AT KOSSUTH FAIR A Fenton youth, Dennis Uth- of, took the top honors in the 4-H beef judging Wednesday at the 1966 Kossuth County Fair by winning the Grand Champion Baby Beef award with a 1,015-lb snow-white shorthorn. The re serve championship in the Bab> Beef was given to Lenora Hil bert, LuVerne, who showed a 965-pound champion Angus. Other 4-H beef winners includ ed: Angus — Lenora Hilbert, Lu Verne, grand champion; Dennis Uthof, Fenton, reserve champi- Class A (under 6,000) — John Farquahr, Britt (1958 IHC 450), 170 feet, first; Tom Carroll, Lu- Verne, second; Dennis Shimon, Rolfc, third; Dennis Seefeld, Wesley, fourth. Class B (6,000 to 7,500) — Fred Erickson, Lone Rock (1962 John Deere 3010), 248.9 feet, first; Arthur Larson, Armstrong, second; Duane Hannover, Whittemore, third; Jim Laabs, Fenton, fourth. Class C (up to 9,000) — Alan Walker, Algona (560 IHC), pulled out completely, first; Richard Schmidt, Algona, second; Bob Jones, Pocahontas, third; Curtis Gardner, Algona, fourth. Class D (up to 12,000) — Jerry ichmidt, Ottosen (1963 John Deere 4010), 284.9 feet, first; ,owell Shimon, Pocahontas, sec- nd; George Boekelman, Britt, bird; LaVerne Larson, Armtrong, fourth. Class E (Hwt. - up to 15,000) — 2arl Fader, Havelock (1964 HC 806D), pulled out complete- y, first; Arnold Christensen, lolfe, second; George Shimon, Rolfe, third; Pat Bradley, Burt, "ourth. Former W-Bend man dies in Washington Clarence Alvin Krug, 44, re^tired army officer and former West Bend resident, died suddenly at his home in Monroe, Wash., on Thursday, Aug. 18, of a heart attack. Military funeral services have been tentatively set for Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church in West Bend. Burial will be in the West Bend on. City, will be Driege, Sioux the afternoon speaker. She is the Diocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine chairman. The board meeting is at 10 a.m.; the luncheon at 12 p.m.; aud registration for Burt machine was not damaged, the afternoon meeting beginning according to Algona police. iat 1 p.m. Shorthorn — Dennis Uthof, Fenton, grand champion; Barbara Pompe, Whittemore, reserve champion. Hereford — Janice Erpelding, Bode, grand champion; Kathy Jensen, Lone Rock, reserve champion. Carcass — Steve Berte, Livermore, grand champion. Showmanship — Paul Thoreson, Swea City, grand championship. Rate of Gain — Linda Beck, Lakota, champion. cemetery. Mr. Krug was born July 19, 1922 in West Bend, the son of John Krug and Anna Schmidt. He married Barbara Zentner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zentner, Algona, on March 14. 1944. He is survived by his wife, three children, Victoria, 18; Bruce, 13 and Kirt, 11, and also Ms parents. Other survivers are his brothers and sisters, Ken Krug, of West Bend; Margaret, Mrs. John Studer, Graettinger; Mary, Mrs. Dean Prentice, Rodman; John, and Ben, both of West Bend. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. *

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