Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 29, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, August 29, 1966
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Displays doll State Historical Society Iowa CAty, Advance subscription contest opens today A top line-lip of 19 candidates from 13 Kossuth county towns begin working today on the $3,000 Kossuth County Advance . subscription campaign with a top prize of $800 in cash being offered to the first place winner. Candidates, several of whom have worked in previous Ad* vance subscription campaigns, include the following: Irene Corle, Algona; Mrs. Owen (Darlene) Curry, Lu* Verne; Mrs. Bob (Marilyn) Heifner, Lone Rock; Mrs. Dotis Hoist, Algona, Jesse L. Jiminez, Algona; Mrs. Edward C. Kollasch, Bancroft; Mrs. Eve* lyn Krominga, Lakota; Agnes Lickteig, Wesley; Dorothy B. McFarland, Burt; Mrs. Eugene (Eileen) Muller, Algona; Mrs. Victor (Mary) Neuroth, Algona; Mrs. Melvin (Shirley) Ostwald, Whittemore; Sandy Richardson, Swea City; Mrs. George (Eleanor) Sachau, Titonka; Mrs. Fred (Lorraine) Schoby Jr., Algona; Mrs. Howard (Aileen) Swanson, Lu- Verne; Mrs. Leo Thomson, Sexton; Mrs. Donald Usher, Ottosen; and Mrs. Art (Edna) Zeimet, Bode. Candidates will receive a 20% commission on all old and iiew Advance subscriptions sold during the contest, which have been special priced for this campaign with savings up to $4.50 on three- year subscriptions. Six top prizes are being offered. As a special bonus to its readers, the Advance will give away a 21" Curtis Mathes console color TV set to one of those renewing or taking out a new subscription to the Ad* vance. The contest will continue for about five weeks and standings printed weekly. Alqono Houuth County *—*~i'^-^~J<*****^^^*^^mimi^^^****^^*^^a~^*~^* l ^^^**^^m*mm*mmH*mamm^mmmmm*^ imm Entered as second class matter, Dec. 1, 1908, at Algona, Iowa, 50511 pojtoffic* under Act of Cormrnt March t. 1879 t, VOL. 66—NO. 68 MONDAY, AUG. 29, 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA — 8 PAGES IN ONE SECTION y^ fa ^^^^^^^^^f ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ SHOWN ABOVE- is the portrait doll which Mrs. A. J. Eason, Algona, recently displayed at the National Doll Convention held at the Conrad Hiltpn hotel in Chicago. The doll, "Mike", was made by Dewees Cochran of Santa Cruz, Calif, and illustrates the likeness of Mrs .Eason's ten year old grandson, Mike Potter, son of the James Potters, Nevada. The doll was made from the portrait photograph at the left above. Mrs. Eason has been collecting dolls since she started teaching in Algona 20 years ago and has over 400 dolls of various sizes and nationalities. In Chicago, she was chosen as a new patron to the National Institute of Doll Artists—a very high honor in the doll world. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Coffee Break Beauty Notes: . . . Girls who ride on the rear seat of motorcycles in his NE Iowa zone (reports savings bond exec. Jack Row) are getting prettier & prettier. . . . The new ticket-seller at the Galaxy theatre on DM's 8th Street is the prettiest in town since the lovely redhead left the Ingersoll. ... An Iowa high school all- star football team couldn't have done much worse against Green Bay. * * * Has TV gotten into the wrong hands? I mean the bigshot execs who choose the programs & the nervous local execs who allow the silly trash on their screens? Their well-manicured hands. They have an unerring instinct for exiling a good program. * * * An Iowa sportsman was baffled by tourney stories in the paper that depends on Iowa: He knew 4 or 5 tournaments were on. But athletes' sex & age? Softball or baseball? Where & when? He decided to follow winners to tourneys at Milbank, S. D., Joplin, Mo., Galesburg, III., and Gary, Ind., to find out. (Drive carefully, sport!) needlessly. One man on SS has spent $445 on elms. . . . What I'd like to see in every town is a ballgame between the VFW & the American Legion, & between their female auxiliaries. "— in pursuit of sex & mealticket?" I've just heard of a Grinnell bachelor who wants a pair of book-ends showing a girl hurdling the books in pursuit of a man who's hurdling away. It's intended to illustrate his lovt of books & sports, & her love of marriage & a meal-ticket. This may be unfair to the girls, yet he thinks it'd be a work of art, * * * OFFSIDE MENACE On crowded days courtesy is scant; Some road-room is all I want when on my right (& out of sight) a compact whizzes by In space no wider than a dragonfly. —LOUISE SCOTT ••;• ••','• * You might ask your local judge or legal eagle why murder shouldn't be tougher for an insane murdered than for a sane one. The superstition which rescues insane killers is old and worn-out. They should at least be sterilized. Maybe they should sterilize all killers; especially cop-killers. * ' * * . . . The prettiest teacher ft Drake U, well-read & gracious Judie Wall, is traveling in Russia on a free fellowship. . . . Citizens & taxpayers are irked by the elm disease racket which forces them to spand $ f $ welcome. —stoop to test & save-a-life? What has become of the old- fashioned young station attendant who used to test your tires? I think they saved many a life from punctures & blowouts. With gasoline so high, they could stoop a little with the tire-tester. Good exercise, too! tit $ tl: A Chicago expert claims 1966's high-school boys will adopt the "Mod" look. Even with paisley turtle neck sweaters! Loud shirts with white collars & cuffs! Wide 5-inch neckties & Dutch- boy caps! I'll believe that when I see a 5-inch tie on a Roosevelt boy, a paisley sweater on a Tech lad, & a Dutch cap on an East High stalwart. A sixty-ish DM man is making a bid for Broadway and Holly wood. He isn't a bad actor, either. He has produced a brochure with 16 pictures of himself, & he lists 43 kinds of experience in his adventurous life. Who knows, they might hire him to play opposite Elke Som mer! (In a drama based on Xavier Cugat's or Justice Douglas marriage to a co-ed.) WHAT ATE UP ALL THE CULTURE? Here I swore I'd stagnate in my home-to-be, A little town amid the hills, A hick-town to me. Yet 30 years have changed my mind And now to my surprise I feel the city is the "hick" And we the "cultered guys." —IMOGENS BURRIS Bradgate, Iowa * * * HARLAN (continued) . DM has 7 movie theatres Sixteen elected to board of poverty program Sixteen members were elected at an OEO meeting here Friday night to the Advisory board to administer the Kossuth County Poverty Program. About 100 persons attended the meeting and 89 participated in the balloting. Six of the 16-member board were elected from the lower income families at a prior meeting at 7 p.m. Those elected later were the following: 3-Year terms — Vinca Meyer, Bancroft; Joe Straub, Algona; Ted Hoover Jr., Titonka; Ed Elbert, Whittemore. 2-Year terms — Oliver Carlson, Algona; Cecil Thoreson, of Swea City; and Harold Montag, West Bend. 1-Year terms — Rev. Robert Lorenz, Algona; Steve McCall, Algona; Harry Naffziger, Lu- Verne. The Board will hold its first meeting Saturday of this week, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. in the courthouse. It will elect officers and delegates to the 4-county corporation. Mrs. Bruce Cranston, Burt, served as acting secretary at the meeting last Friday. Platings given in Hormel show Beef carcass contest results from the Kossuth County Fair show at Hormel & Company, Austin, Minn., are as follows ; listed in order of placing on the rail with on the hoof placing in parenthesis). 1. Richard Berte, LuVerne — (blue 7th) 2. Kathy Besch, Whittemore— (blue 3) 3. Mark Besch, Whittemore— (blue 3) 4. Eugene Bormann, Bancroft — (blue 4th) 5. Kevin Roethler, Algona — (white) 6. Mike Berte, LuVerne—(blue 10th) The carcass calf at Hormel's is purchased on a dressed meat price. Converted to a live price (Austin weights) the 49 head averaged $27.75 per hundred weight. The beef at the auction (Algona weights) averaged $26.19. Historical society booth at Fair THE KOSSUTH COUNTY Historical Society again had a booth in the Floral Hall at the fair. Many items had been added through the society collection this year, some of which were in the booth. The miniature stove came from Mrs. H. F. Patton, daughter of Leonard Nelson, a former Algona hardware merchant. The dairy equipment with some other items came from the W. R. Smiths of Wesley, and the man's suit came from Mrs. Anna Hanson. Mr. Hanson, an early day Algona tailor, made this suit for himself-upon arrival in Algona about 1900. It is still in perfect condition. Perhaps the exhibit that contrasted mostly with today was the miniature horses (which were the farmer's main source of power) and the old-style corn husking pegs and hooks used to harvest corn crops by hand prior to about 1920. These items, when compared to modern tractors and harvesting equipment on display in the machinery exhibits outside, emphasized the progress of agriculture. Mrs. Leota Geigel, who had charge of the booth, said she was grateful to all who assisted her in making it such a success again this year. Charges & injuries in trio of car accidents An Algona man, Darrell Dow-failing to yield one-half of the it 6 drive-ins, & one has run the Mm* picture over a year. ... If the population explo sion expands there'll be room only for people with one leg to stand on. . . . Best play for high-schools & little theaters: "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder; & it's the simplest too. . . . Seek it lovingly; there is no solution. WOMEN BOWLERS TO MEET The Algona Women's Bowling Association will meet Wednesday Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. All bowlers are Uruguay girl at Swea City Another foreign exchange student for the Swea City Community school was expected to ar- •ive today. She is Ana Marie Araujo of Montiyideo, Uruguay, vho will stay with the August Brandt family. They were ex- jected to meet her at the Des VIoines airport this evening and jring her to their Swea City lome. She has completed high school in Uruguay and is preparing for a profession in law. Air medal for Whittemore man WHITTEMORE — Marine Capt. Leo J. Farrell, son of Mrs. Kathleen S. Farrell of Whittemore, has been awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement in aerial flight as a crew member in Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265. He was cited for his contribution to the "success of his squadron during combat support missions against the insurgent forces" at ceremonies conducted recently at Pa Nang, Vietnam. His squadron provided helicopter transport of personnel and cargo during ship-to-shore movements within an objective area. ns, was charged with failure to have control after a 1-car crash Va mile south and J /4 mile west of Hanna southeast of Algona about 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday. Downs lost control of the car as it went over railroad tracks and the machine went off the blacktop and into the west ditch. Deputy sheriff Don Wood was called to investigate and Downs was fined $100 and costs on the charge in Justice of the Peace Milton Norton's court Thursday. There was $300 damage to the car owned by J. 0. Davis and about $30 to a fence on the Francis. Shorey farm where the crash occurred. FOUR NORTH Kossuth youths were injured in a two-car crash : ;<:i mile south of Elmore, Minn., about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Involved was a truck driven by Harold F. Lamping, Kiester, Minn., and owned by the Loyal Peterson Pig. & Htg. firm of Kiester, and a car driven by Scott Blome, Elmore, Minn. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst reported the Blome car had just tarted to pass the truck when it made a left turn. The turn signals on the truck were not work- .ng, according to Lindhorst. The truck had only $15 in damage but the Blome car was a total loss. The driver, Merle Edwards, 18 of Lakota; Luverne Edwards, ol Lakota; and Eugene Lloyd, Swea City, all sustained lacerations and bruises and were treated by a Blue Earth, Minn, doctor. No charges were filed. LINDHORST also checked an accident about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in which a Woden couple was injured. The crash occurred Vi-mile west of Seneca. A truck driven by Martin Henriksen, Ringsted, was going east and preparing to turn into a farm driveway when it collided with a machine driven by Raymond Albers, Woden. There was $1,000 damage to the Woden car and $50 to the Henriksen pickup. Mr. Albers, 44, had head and arm injuries and his wife, Viola, 42, had cuts and bruises. Both were treated by Dr. Egan of Bancroft. Hcnrikscn was charged with Livermore to vote on natural gas LIVERMORE — The North Central Public Service Co. of Algona has asked for an election for natural gas for this community and Mayor George B. Donalds has set Tuesday, Sept. 20 as the election date for a 25-year non-exclusive franchise for the firm. A total of 63 persons from Livermore petitioned for the election with all costs of the election, procurement of gas and installation of the system to be paid for by the company. $500 damage in car crash here Friday An accident late Friday afternoon caused estimated total damages of $500 to two cars operated by David A. Camp, 18, Algona, and Mildred R. Eichorn, 58, Klemme. Camp was going north and turning west onto U. S. 18 from Diagonal street when his auto collided with the Eichorn car which was traveling east on U. S. 18. According to the police report, Camp was pulling out from the stop sign and did not see the other car. Damage to the Eichorn 1962 Ford was $350, while the Camp 1963 Chevrolet sustained $150 damage. Mildred Eichorn received a bump on the lower lip, anc David A. Camp was charged with failure to yield the right-of way. DIVORCE GRANTED Judge Murray S. Underwood last week granted a divorce to Shirley J. Johnson from Duayne M. Johnson. She was also award ed custody of four chLhlreu, Bill Kraft to run for school board position Nomination papers have been filed for William Kraft for the vacancy on the Board of Education of the Algona Community School District, to be filled at the next regular school election Monday, Sept. 12. This position has been held by Mr. John Hayes who is not a candidate for reelection. Mr. Hayes, district manager for State Farm Insurance, has been transferred to Mason City. He has been President of the Board since 1962. Mr. Kraft is employed by the Weidenhoff Corp. in Algona. Community organizations in which Mr. Kraft participates includes the following: Treasurer, United Fund of Algona; Treasurer, Weidenhoff Credit Union; President, second district chapter of Iowa Credit Union League; Sunday School Superintendent, Trinity Lutheran Church. He has a son, Brad, who graduated from Algona high school last May. Break-in at Swea City station Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst's office is investigating a break-in at Graham's Standard Service station at Swea City the night of Thursday, Aug. 18. About $50 in cash was taken from the station's cash drawer after thieves broke out a small window to gain entrance. Owner Bruce Graham reported the break-in after discovering it when he came to work the following morning. Yernell Ludwig receives degree A bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering was awarded to Vernell P. Ludwig son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernell Ludwig, 509 N. Church, Algona, at commencement exercises for the close of the summer session a Iowa State university at Ames on Friday. House damaged in farm fire near LuVerne The Algona fire department answered two fire calls last week, one Friday evening, and the other early Saturday morning. They were called to East End Grocery after an alarm was turned in on 'a car fire. But by the time the crew had arrived from the race track, a passing motorist had put out the fire with an extinguisher and the car was gone. The other blaze was at the Peter Hjelmeland farm house a,t 12:24 a.m. IVa miles east and % mile south of Galbraith. The roof of the two story house was burned, with much of the top falling into the upstairs rooms. Firemen from LuVerne, Livermore and Algona used six tank trucks to save .the lower portion of the house. There was heavy damage to the upper story of the house and considerable smoke and water damage to the downstairs. No cause for the fire was known. Juveniles placed on probation here Judge G. W. Stillman handled five juvenile cases Friday and one charge of making beer available to a minor. Richard C. Warden, Humboldt, was fined $300 on a plea of guilty to a charge of making beer available to a minor. A Irvington youth, who admitted breaking into the library, stealing mail, and other break-ins was sentenced to the school at Eldora, but was paroled on good behavior. Two Algona youths involved in a break-in at the concession stand at the swimming pool were placed on probation. Comptroller named for Weidenhoff R. E. Hillburg, Kenosha, Wis., has accepted the position of Comptroller with the Weiden- hoff Corporation. Mr. Hillburg has been with the Snap-On Tools Corp. in the accounting department for the past 15 years. He is a graduate of Valpariso university, Valpariso, Ind., with a bachelor degree in accounting.. The family will move into theh new home in Bell Court Sept. 1 Campaign at Fair CAMPAIGNING at the Kossuth County fair last week were democrats E. B. Smith, Ames, (center) candidate fur the U.S. Senate, Slate Auditor Lome Worthington (right) and State Senator Don Murray (left), of Bancroft. Smith and Worthington spoke briefly after being introduced before a crowd at the grandstand.

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