Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 15, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 15, 1966
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ADVANCE ALMANAC WEDDING PERMITS Eric Bartleson. Forest City, and Catherine Ann Bleich, Algona. NEW COURT CASES -"— • •' • "• ._-_.-_--.--- __i . W. C. Dau and W. F. Dau, dba pau's Garage vs. Darrell Green and liita J. Green, account case, $377.78 plus interest; Lou Ricke vs. Elizaoeth Ricke, Wesley, divorce. ALGONA MARKETS New Corn $1.25 INiOvemoer Beans )p2.BY Oats 68c (Markets furnished weekly by Houartoa .Branch of Wluttemore Lievator.) ALGONA WEATHER Sept. 7 bept. 8 bept. 9 bept. 10 bept. 11 bept. 12 bept. 13 bept. 14 MAYOR'S COURT H _76 _«0 .82 _86 _80 -8D _84 L 46 47 51 52 53 5o 53 54 Rain ' - ^tt ^tb' Alaona Ko^uth County £rit*r»d »MI WeoM class matter, tfce 1. 1*08. of Almond, Iowa, oo<;fof»ic*> unde? Atf 6» Conoreis March 8 VOL. 66—NO. 72 THURSDAY, SEPT. 15,1966 —ALGONA, IOWA — 20 PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS Three Garrigan girls escape in truck crash Tr. Sheryl L. Weydert, Des Moines, failure to have control, $10; bteven Erpelumg, Algona, speeu- ing, jpi.0; rnuip oimpaon, Algona, improper registration, jjio; iviar- vin i_,aubentnal, West Bend, speeding, jp7; itaymond Vasne, reckless Kissner, George driving, Lone ROCK, faiiuie to yield right-of-way, $10. BUILDING PERMITS John Gisch, move hoghouse; Merlin iviertz, unveway; Keith btrayer, new home on bouth ivium street, $10,000 estimated cost; Ameu bcnerer, oface in garage; 1 Joel Herbst, basement wall; James FitzpatncK. replace six windows. ST. ANN BIRTHS Sept. 7 — Mr. and Mrs. Con racl Aunkel, l_,ivermore, girl, 8 ID. 3 oz.; ivir. anu Mrs. Richard Thul, Wesley, boy, 7 Ib. 8»/2 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. James Andreasen, Algona, boy, 8 Ib. 12'A oz. aept. 8 — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thilges, Fenton, boy, 6 Ib. l /2 oz.; iyii-. and Mrs. Don Howe, Algona, ; girl, 7 ID... 14 pz ; ; Mr, anu Mrs. ^auTBernhard, Fenton, boy, 6 Ib. 15Va oz. iept. 9 — Mr. and .Mrs. Virgil Wilson, West Bend, girl, 8 Ib. 16 oz. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Honor industries at banquet Tuesday night; 80 qttend Sept. 6 — Robert Mergen, Al- 'gona, i fracture. Sept. 9 — Walter MacDonald, Algona, surgery; Irene Pugsley', Three Garrigan high school girls and a Ventura truck driver miraculously escaped injury on Wednesday morning about 8:24 a.m. when the Ruan transport truck driven by Francis C. Quinn, Ventura, struck tne car from behind in front of the Acreage Motel just east of Algona on highway 18. ' Driver of the car was Diane K. Bode, Algona. She and Patricia and Norma Bode were preparing to turn towards Garrigan on McCoy street and were awaiting a truck coming from the west. Their car, owned by her father Francis Bode, rural Algona, was struck from the rear by the Ruan truck. The car slammed into the north ditch and the truck also jacknifed into tne ditch. None of the four had a scratch. The truck .cab was pushed in completely and the ariver told Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Police Ohio* Al BoeKelman, who were called to investigate, that as the cab pushed in he kept moving as much as possible to keep trom being crushed. The Bode car was a total loss and the truck had an estimated $1,000 in damage. Quinn was charged with a "speed restriction" ' by authorities. Swea City man, 94, dies, rites held Tuesday . Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the First Baptist church in Swea City for E. E. Thompson'^94rof Swe>a City. Mr. Thompson died Saturday at Holy Fiamily hospital in Es- .herville, where he-had been a patient for about 12 days. Burial was in Swea township cemetery, with the Barnes funeral home in charge. Mr. Thompson was born March 8, 1872, in West Virginia. He came to the Swea City area in New station opens here Friday The new Holiday Stationstore at the corner of South Phillips and McGregor Street will open Friday morning, according to T. S. Gentle of Iowa Falls, a partner in the Rite Oil Co., of Hampton, who are the Holiday franchise dealers in Iowa. The new stationstore is being completed by Sande Construction, Inc., Humboldt, general contractors. Mr. Arlan A. Bergstrom, for merly an assistant manager for the firm at Ackley, has moved to Algona and will be manager of the operation here. The Berg- stroms are living at 118 Soutn Hecfcart Street. Kenneth Potter of 311 South THE EXECUTIVE BOARD of the Algona Industrial Development Commission is shown above with main speaker Sherry Fisher, director of Community Relations for a large Des Moines bank, after the "Algona Salutes Industry" banquet Tuesday night at the Algona Country Club. About 80 persons attend- ed. Shown abojye, front row, left to right, Jim Milder, Alf Agena, Mr. Fisher, Richard Cook and DeantTaylor; back row, Jack Chris- chilles, Pat M&ntag, George Allen, 0. B. Harmes and Dave Smith. Exclusive Advance Photo by Bruce Ritchie. * This Week" is in "Salute to Industry Algona and 13 local Algona, medical. isept. 10 — Grace Winter, Algona, ; medical; Catharine Fisch, tie in West Algona, medical; Glen Sabin, Al- 17, 1898. gona, accident. Survivors Sept. 11 — Clara Bollig, Bancroft, medical; Joanne Robinson, Algona, fracture. bept. 12 — John Hammer, Algona, medical; Jerome Weydert, bode, medical. FARM AUCTIONS Sept. 17 — Johnson & Larson farm sale, at farm located four miles east of highway 169 and 18 junction, to drive-in theatre corner, then IVa miles south Full line of farm machinery household goods, etc. Quinn anc Leek, auctioneers; "Red" Madsen, Burt, clerk. Full sale details in last Monday's Advance. Sept. 17 — Glen Teeter farm sale, at farm located 2 miles west and Mi-mile south of Burt. Sale includes two tractors and full line of machinery, buildings and equipment. Clark & Quinn, auctioneers; Iowa State bank, Algona, clerk. Full sale details in last Monday's Advance. Sept. 21 — Dean 0. Swanson sale, at farm located IVt miles north of Swea City on blacktop. Sale includes three tractors and full line of farm machinery. Clark & Clark, auctioneers; Swea City State Bank, clerk. Full sale details in Advance Monday, NEW VEHICLES Ralph R. or David K. Marklia, Algona, Mobile Home; Walter Franz Morz, Algona, Apache; Peon Mtrs., Swea City, Dodge; Alfred D. or Marian Scherer, Algona, Dodge; Wesley Hamilton Bartlett, Foster Furniture Store, Algona, Ford Van; Charles R. Kollasch, Whittemore, Plym.; Thomas or Marie Rundle, Corwith, Buick; Dau's Garage; Algona, Olds; Eugene L. Drauger, Algona, Ford; Garrigan Catholic H. S., Algona, Ford; Sylvester Earnest Brace, Lone Rock, William Ctales McCrijire, Bancroft, Volkswagen; Robert H. Wegener, Whittemorev Dodge; Robert W. or Marie C. Hardcopf, Olds; Leo or Dorothy Neppl, Iryington, Ford; Alfred or Caroline Stengel, Buffalo 1913 and farmed until retiring several years ago. He married Margaret Antwhis- Virgmia on April include his wife; two sons, Lional and Dettmer, both of Swea City; a brother, two sisters, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Bancroft youth rolls car on Lone Rock street A Bancroft youth was charged with reckless driving and received a knee injury when a 1965 Buiok he was driving went out of control on the Lone Rock main street Friday and flopped over on the city parking. Raymond Vaske was charged with reckless driving by deputy sheriff Don Wood, who was called to investigate. Wood reported Vaske was unable to stop at a stop sign, then hit a curb on the southeast part of an intersection and the car rolled over. Vaske sustained a right knee injury. The machine, owned by his sister Eilleen Vaske, sustained about $300 in damage. BEN TAFT DIES Ben Taft, who had been at an Emmetsburg Nursing Home for some years, died Wednesday morning. Gary McDonald of Algona was a guardian. Burial will be here with McCullough's in charge. MECHANICAL TROUBLE Because of mechanical difficulties, many wedding pictures had to be omitted from today's paper, but they will appear Monday. firms have displays in local store windows. Industries and firms honored and the location of their displays arc as follows: Druggists Mutual Insurance, J. C. Penney; Bituminus Materials & Supply, Coast-to-Coast; Cook's Welding Supply, Graham's; Algona Vault Service, Saiter's Davis Paint; Weidenhoff Corp., S & L Co.; Universal Mfg. Co., Iowa State Bank; Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Corn, Diamond's; Directory Service - Co.; Fbstera. Furrtiturfe; tfetronics Inc.; Gamble's; Everds Bros. Inc., Zender's Clothing; 3ards of John T. McGuire Co., Paber Construction Co. and M. T. McGuire Construction Co., at North Central Public Service Co. The event is sponsored by the Algona Industrial Development torp. to show its appreciation to Algona industries for contributing to the economic development of the town. Readers will find in their Advance today special advertisement from a number of local industries and special stories accompany the advertisements. The total 'employment of these industries is 787, and the payroll runs into the millions. Most of these industries will have displays in store windows showing their products and other information about their company. Algona has had a fine industrial employee growth record in the past ten years and is presently working on new prospects. Besides the week of displays in the store windows, there was a big event at the Algona Country Club Tuesday, Sept. 13, at which all of the industries were guests of the Industrial Development Corp. for an afternoon of golf and an evening banquet. Golfing began at 1 p.m., social hour from 6:30 to 7:30 and then the banquet. This was a stag affair. The main banquet speaker was Mr. Sherry Fisher, Central Na- lett Construction Co. in Minnesota. In addition to manufacturers, they supply hospitals, schools and the Iowa Highway Commission. They have been operating in Algona since 1948 and employ 10 full-time personnel. Richard J. Cook is president. WEIDENHOFF CORP. The largest single industry in Algona is the Weidenhoff Corp., a subsidiary of Snap-On Tools Corp. of Kenosha, Wis. since 1956. The firm employs 240 persons and the present plant oc- Neb., and Des Moines. The firm serves 600 Ford dealers (including Taylor Motor Co. in Algona) and operates 14 trucks to keep things moving. The trucks are seldom empty. After delivering reconditioned parts and motors, trucks pick up the old units to bring back to Algona for reconditioning. Universal Mfg. employes 118 men and women of which 98 are employed in Algona. Its Board of Directors has headquarters at Omaha and plant manager Ear] Lierley, who came to Algona in April, 1963, is executive vice ies. 116,000 square feet.Ip.^tsJipresident,. I. "Pudge" r Miller is location" a mile* east "'of '" AigoffaV assistant'- treasurer of the com Weidenhoff's has expanded four times since the picture in upper right inset was taken back in 1947, when the firm took over the location of the old hemp plant. Additions in 1957, 1959, 1963 and 1964 have expanded greatly both the production and employment capabilities. Today, only the power plant ston Tool Co _ pany and has been employed the local plant from its begin ning. METRONICS, INC. Metronics, Incorporated was established in Algona in 1945 by the late C. L. Livingston and was originally known as the Living- Ridgley, Algona, has accented .a position as assistant manager Other local people working eith er full or part time are Merle Chamberlain, John Groen, Le land Brown, Raymond Sankey and Elead Wegener. The Holiday Stationstore oper atioris, are known as "America's Most Unusual Service Stations." In addition to selling gasoline, they also sell some 16,000 different name brand discount items. The Algona store will be open 24 hours daily. The Rite Oil Company pres- :ntly has Holiday stations at aumboldt, Eagle Grove and Ack- ,ey, in addition to the new Algona station. In addition to the Holiday franchise, the Company and its parent organization, the Hampton Oil Company, Inc., operate North Star stations in Hampton, Shell Rock, Gilbert, Chapin, Dumont, Northwood, Reinbeck, Allison, Aplington and Austin ville. W. A. Krause of Hampton, son- in-law of Mr. Gentle, is general manager of both operations. John Claude won a seat on he Algona Community School loard in a spirited 5-man race Vlonday. The vote was the second largest in history but under expecteu predictions. total 01 ly/u uallots were cast with Claude getting 880 votes. Runnerup was Dr. Kevin i\ash with 593 votes. Bill Kraft limshed third with 397 votes while Don trideres had 16 votes ana Phil Pieffer 9. following is a breakdown in votes: '. .. • • •'• •'•••.;. : : " • . • Algona — Claude 854, Nash o4b, rsraft 373, irideres 14 and Plieter 8. : Whittemore — Nash 47, Claude 'M, Krait 24, Friqeres 2 and mere were 25 spoiled ballots. CLAUDE was elected to the post vacated by jonn Hayes, president, wno is leaving Algona oct. i. rie will'serve a inree- year term. Mr. Claude is the district manager ot the INortnwestern beli Telephone Co. and has been an resident lor a number John Claude elected to Algona School Board (small area with smokesLock in foreground of picture) remains of the original plant. The most recant addition two years ago added not only 24,000 square feet of production space but also new office quarters. Average weekly payroll at Weidenhoff's. is about $21,000. Ken T. Peirce has been active manager of the plant since 1950 and more recently was elected president of Weidenhoff Corp. Ed Adams is now plant manager and vice president. The organization manufactures and designs tools and equipment used by the food industry. They are also producers of high-pressure cleaning systems. These products are not confined to the United States alone, but are exported throughout the world. Metronics is primarily a development and engineeering company and does no marketing. The firm has had an excellent growth record and now has 30 employees. Plant superintendent is Bill Navoichick. President Burt Marines recently announced that a new addition is being built, which will make the third such addition since 1957. oi years, tie nas tnree sons at- lenuing the Algona scnooi system. ..,.,••.' The largest vote in history was a year ago wnen 2,2O() votes were cast in an election for two new directors. Tne vote at Wnit- temore was down considerably irom a year ago. The Board of Education expressed regret that mere was some contusion by various voters over the proper place to vote. The pubhsned notice was correct, which indicated the area in tne original wnittemore school district as the voting pre- Ralph Cayler was elected treas-, ujer, r by a write-in vote. The b'oard Will meet "in a few days to 1 elect a president. Other members are R. S. Underkofler, William Fox and J. R. Kennedy. ••'•.'•'• * # * ONLY 31 VOTES , AT BURT ELECTION Only, 31 voters came out to, cast ballots in the Burt School District election, due to'the fact that there Avere no contests. Incumbents Ronald Gardner and Ron Jurgens, both unopposed, were re elected and H. E. I Rachut Sr. was re-elected treasured. jy> JA ' * • lV (TV . ff NOCONTEST AT SENTRAL I Fentoh — Robert Fortney was elected • director in the Sentral Community School District Mon- UNIVERSAL MFG. CO. This firm moved to Algona in 1954 with the purchase of the Kent Mfg. Co., which was formed in 1946 as the Kent-Wheeler firm. At that time, Universal had the franchise for Ford reconditioned parts in Nebraska and the Kent firm had the franchise for Iowa. With the merger, moved its entire facilities to Al- personnel in its present location DIRECTORY SERVICE CO. In 1946 the late Del Leaneagh founded Directory Service Co. From modest beginnings in his Universal j home, it has grown to employ 43 in one •,.;,: >:-v;-'...:*'...,...\ of two crashes; no injuries There were no injuries bu charges were filed in one of two accidents investigated by the Sheriff's office early this week. An Estherville Co-op. Creamery truck driven by Alvin Dalen, Wallingford, collided with a car driven by George E. Kissner, of Lone Rock, Tuesday about 10 a.m. 3 l /2 miles north and 1 east of Lone Rock. The Kissner 1962 Chevrolet was listed as a total loss while the truck had $300 in estimated damage, traveling north when they met at a corn- obscured intersection. Kissner was charged with failing to yield the. right-of-way by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated. THE SECOND accident occurred Monday at 11 a.m. 2Vi miles north of LuVerne when a truck driven by Jerry D. McVay, Humboldt, and owned by C. L. McVay and Son, went out of control when the brakes failed. McVay was approaching cinct for tne Wnittemore center and tne balance 01 tne entire custrict for tne Algona center, line board has directed a study or .this,, matter pt>young. areas. to tne next annual elec- tional Bank & Trust Co., Des Moines. He is head of their newly formed Iowa Community Relations department, promoting industry for Iowa- towns, as well as other development work in this area. Center, Chev.; Marilyn A. Selke, Titonka, Ford; .Stanley G. or Helen A. Bgel, LuVerne, Pont.; Frank or Geraldine Kramer, of Swea City, Pont.; Arthur M. Menke, Bancroft, Ohey.; Marilyn P. Bellinger, Lone Rock, Ford; Lloyd B. Rosenau, Lakota, Ford; Wayne or Mary Vaudt, Lucerne, Ford; Ten,a or Fred Bruns, Ti- COOK'S WELDERS SUPPLY Cook's Welders Supply, Inc. are manufacturers of oxygen and acetylene for use in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. In the oxygen plant, air is distilled and run through a machine which freezes the oxygen to -320 degrees F. At this stage, the oxygen is liquified and purified and then converted back to a gaseous state. After it is pump ed into cylinders, it is ready for use. Acetylene is formed through a combination of calcium carbide and water which is run through a generator. This combination emits acetylene ga Which is primarily used in welding. *ona, and today has a 31,200 sq. on Highway 18, newly built in :oot plant for its operation. Serv-j .ng all of Iowa, almost all of Ne-1 braska, part of South Dakota and about one-half of Illinois, the Algona plant is the only Universal manufacturing plant for this four-state area. Warehouses are located at Peoria, 111., Omaha, 1963. In addition to office personnel, the firm employs 35 salesmen who cover a 12-state area. The basic concept of the firm is to publish a reference book (Continued on Page 8) The Kissner car was east and the truck urnii was intersection and when a the brakes of the truck failed, he cut across the corner to slow the vehicle down. It continued across the blacktop and rolled into the west ditch, ending up on its wheels McVay was not injured and the truck had about $200 in estimated damage. Ken Honeys at ceremonies marking Valentino's death prior uon. * -x- * 206 VOTERS ELECT LMKOIA UlRtt TORS Three contests lor pos'ts on the Lakota Consolidated School board were settled by 206 voters. Winners were James Meuer, a Lakota barber; Edwin Naumann, a Hebron Township farmer, and A. E. Sleper, a Lincoln Township farmer. Meuer defeated over 112-86 for a one-year term on the Lakota board. Meuer succeeds Don Boyd, who moved :rom Lakota. Sleper, an incumbent, won a new three-year term by defeating Vernon Potthoff by 11 votes, 100 to 89. Naumann polled 113 votes to 36 for Virgil Sachs and won a three-year term. Incumbent Hugo Melz chose not to seek reelection. * * * INCUMBENTS WIN AT TWIN RIVERS Two incumbents were re-elected to the Twin Rivers Community School Board Monday. Tom Kissinger, Livermore, received 233 votes and Keith Rolland, of Bode, had 195, for director s-at- large. A third candidate, Harold Vosberg, Ottosen, received 48 votes. Robert Wilson, Livermore, was elected treasurer with 208 votes. He replaces Wilford Rood, Bode, who did not seek re-election but received six write-in votes. Other write-ins included Clyde Thatcher, Bode, one vote for director and Orren Olson, Bode, two write-ins for director and one for treasurer. day, replacing Verl -Smith, who" did not seek re-election. Mr. Fortney i lives north of Lone Rock. K. W. Jackson was .again re-elected treasurer without opposition. - 1 -' • • •.,., !.;••* * * JERGENSEN WINS AT LUVERNE LuVerne — At the election of the LuVerne Community School District held Monday, Sept., 12 at the LuVerne town hall, 29 votes were cast. Irwin (Bill) Jergensen, 27, was elected a 'school board member, succeeding James Trauger who was not a candidate for re-election. Harry Naff-- ziger, 29, was re-elected. Their By Mae McLean Irvington The Kenneth Roneys returned last week Tuesday from Beverly Hills, Calif., where they had been for a month with their daughter and family, the Herbert Fields. While there they visited a Mausoleum in Hollywood Cemetery in which Kenneth's grandparents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Roney are buried. Before going they phoned to make sure it would be open and Valentino, who was in the same mausoleum. They accepted the invitation and saw some 75 people, many of whom were from the press and many whom they asumed to be all actors and ac- treses. Ditra Flame, who claimed to be the woman who visited the Crypt each year on the anniversary of his death, dressed in black and heavily veiled, was there and talked with reporters. This year she was dressed in blue and was not veiled. She claimed to have visited the Crypt Cook's supply many manui'ac- \ were invited to come and attend -each year but in 1954, according taring plants, including Stokely \ services marking the 4.0th anni- to Miss Flame, people started Vail Camp's, Studc)>akci aad Hal- , vei'sary of the death of Rudolph . was then she stopped wearing black, and started visiting the Crypt the night before. When asked how she and Valentino had met she told this story. "1 first met Rudy at a party where some adults had taken me, 1 was fourten then. When 1 was fifteen I was hospitalized at Pasadena, with a serious disease. Rudy came to visit me and we promised that who ever died first, the other would put roses on the grave. And thats the silly root of the whole thing, and what ever else you've read ia wild costumea and itia a bunch of trash." TWO ELECTED IN SWEA CITY VOTE Swea City — William Tokheim and V. E. Hazelhoff were elected to the Swea City school board in an election Monday. Hazelhoff, who was seeking re-election, polled 176 votes while Tokheim, a new member, had 87 votes. Three others were also on the ballot: Walter O'Green 83, Albert Anderson 67, and Leslie Mino 33. Mr. Tokheim is a resident of the recently merged Grant school district. •i- .** " LARGEST VOTE IN 16 YEARS, BANCROFT Bancroft — H. J. McNertney and William Droessler were elected to the Bancroft Independent School Board Monday in the largest vote total in 16 years. A i total of 253 ballots Ernest Han- terms are for three years. Verlaine Johnson, 29, was re-elected treasurer for term of two years. « ju> tt TV W KEIL UNOPPOSED AT LEDYARD Thirty-five votes were cast as Maurice Keil won another three- year term on the Ledyard Com munity School board. Keil received 33 votes, with Leon McCoy and Fred Munyer each receiving one write-in. Voters also returned incumbent treasurer Mrs. Elvin Carpenter to another two-year term. She received 34 votes. There was one spoiled ballot. Ledyard school board's reor- ganizational meeting is set for Monday night. High school columns begin High school news columns from Garrigan and Algona high schools resumed this month exclusively in the Advance and will appear regularly each Monday. News of organizations, classes and other school activities will be included. Sue Elbert of Whittemore and RaeAnn Kollasch of Rodman will write the "Bear Facts" column from Garrigan and Cathy Chrischilles will author the "Bulldog Tales" from Algona high school. George Kelley buried Tuesday George E. Kelley, 68, was buried here Tuesday with rites at Riverview cemetery. Father Bruch of St. Cecelia's church officiated and MoCulough's WQS i|i charge. Mr. Kelley died Saturday ft the Reiners nursing home at Dumont, Iowa where he had. been, a patient since June, 19ft5. was born May 5, 1898 aj&d " cast. I erly Iive4 in, thj$

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