Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 10, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, October 10, 1966
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Historical Soaidfcy (Uty, Coffoft < < * A DM husband in a hurry found the button* gone on three •nlrtt. He won't sue; merely do* cllnei to dry the dishes. ... If DM makes Gray's Lake e perk . . . let's dig a short canal to the Raccoon River to con* nect it with the Gulf of Mexico! . . . DeGualle is certinly getting even for his snubs from Ike eV Winston in London during the werl * # # Candidly, I'd rather watch a village high school game (DM is an overgrown country; village, you know!) from the sidelines than watch the toughest football in the country over TV. Those TV sports better watch their middle-aged spread. * * # Our great State's capital now has 7 movie .theatres A 6 movie drive-ins. There's more ressling room in e car et e drive-in, & it's no wonder the theatres ere installing such comfortable seats, almost like couches. may be to count sheep. (Omit roast lamb tomorrow.) — LOUISE SCOTT Cambridge * * .... A new war book by Col. Les Dyke, M. D,, SUI athlete A winner of en honorary M. A, et Oxford for his brilliant guidance et 91st General Hospital displays his picture with the Queen I ... There is no solution; seek it lovingly. Services for Mrs. Richter, 89, Titonka Titonka Mrs. Edna Ann "—no more Urban vs. Rural" How clever the candidates must be this year; No longer can they incite farmers against city fellers, and city fellers against, farmers. We all know that each of us is at heart both city yokel and country slicker. At election time we enjoy our split personalities ' & our split tickets. *. -x- * HERO OF DIENBIENPHU The French must buy Gibraltar Make it their very own A grand national monument:' The great deGaulle stone. —MARY LOU DE VRIES Newton * * * Again this year you hear well- traveled people say it wasn't Columbus who did it; 'twas Lief Erickson, & 500 years earlier. You blame anybody you like but I'd like to see it settled each year by an annual soccer game between Iowa's Norse & Iowa's Italians. « «A y 7v vr ... 'A girl phones she saw a high school boy in a paisley Mod sweater . . . Well I've got a Mod shirt; my wife won't let me wear it. . . . Let's make Iowa's great Fair even cornier; with country 'music instead of Lowrence Welk; more corn, high attendance. ... A tactless notion: But don't you think an all-star colored team could lick the big leagues' white all-stars? . . . You can't blame a recruit on the grim road to Vietnam if he asks "Is this trip necessary?" * # * Oddly enough the trustees of Des Moines' questing art center, who condone the' exhibition of atrocious daubs & smears making like "art", hang very little of this extreme experimental stuff in their own houses; maybe a token picture or two. But nothing much beyond the mere modern. Richter, 89, died at the hospital in Rritt Wednesday morning. She had been a hospital patient since Saturday. Funeral services were Saturday at 1:30 at Titonka Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Hansen offciating. Burial was at Buffalo Twp. cemetery. Edna Richter was born June 18, 1877, in Grundy County, Iowa; her parents being Benton and Emeline Isenberger Lamoreux. She was married to Christian Hanson in 1898. He died in 1908. In 19,11 sine was married to Gus- taye Richter, who died in 1950. She had been a resident of Titonka since 1908. Survivors are two daughters: Emma Smith, Algona, and Alice Beresford, Kanawha; and three sons: Harley Hanson, Algona; Andrew Hanson, Lajolla, Calif., and Leo Richter, Titonka, 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Thieves use hearse to transport loot in Ringsted burglary llSllWl 'iK9'.l- f•f'Sf.iry i- • s- ; ij T st;3^| :'!<.'€;,<:«>& thieves apparent' ly used a stolen hearse to carry loot away from six: Ringsted stores last Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. It is be< lieved the break-ins netted the burglars about $600 in cash and an undetermined amount of merchandise. . Th* firtt el th« many brt«k« Irit «t Ringittd was discovered about 4 a.m. Thursday by Sw«dt Andtrton, a machanic at th« Ringtttd Implement Co. Emmet county authorities were called to the scene shortly af- ter 4 i.m, V But as more places began to open Thursday, a flood of thefts Were discovered including the loss of the 1964 blue Cadillac hearse owned by the Thomas fu* entered Ringsted] Knapp 'implement,! Fink's Garage, Lund Drug Store,! Petersen Hardware and United] Building Center sometime dur-j ing'Wednesday night. Mrs. Anna; Gebest, 78, who lives just northi of Knapp Implement Company] told authorities she was awaken* nefal home. THIEVES Implement, ed at about 4 a.m. by ths worst commotion she's ever heard. But Otto Jensen, an elevator worker, said he'd worked all night cleaning beans at the elevator and never saw or heard anything. } At the two hardware companies, small tools are missing and owners were working to determine-the extent of the losses. About $150 was taken at Knapp Implement. Safes in both implement firms and Fink's Garage were blown. A copying machine, setting on the safe at Knapp's was taken by theieves into the owner's office and left on the desk. The thieves also took time out to drink six bottles of pop in one implement and replaced a burned out light bulb in another. THE HEARSE, taken from the Fink garage, was discovered at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, backed into a cornfield across the road from the Leonard Lund farmstead by Merrit Dale. He noticed a strip of clowned corn and found the hearse when he investigated- The cots had been removed from the hearse at the garage. Officials think the hearse had been used to haul the! loot out of town. At the Lund drug store missing are cigarettes, billfolds, ca* meras, lighters and flashlights. A large drill found on the floor behind the counter was claimed by United Building Center as having been taken irom its premises. ITEMS TAKEN from Petersen's Hardware include electric mixers, fry pans, watches, rods and reels, electric blankets, hair dryei'Sj kniffe sharpeners and silverware. The thieves had taken afid silverware /fofli boltfes the boxes behind. l|s Sheriff's officials repdrt IMS thieves had gained entry to; tip" establishments from front and rear doors. The doors had er been kicked in of used to open them, The alutti| num frame of the glass dootfat Petersen's Hardware was tvWst? ed and bent. ' ; I At the United Building Cettte| Gene Ostergaard, the manage is checking for possible missiffg- items. "They opened the safe but didn't bother to nies," he said. take the pelt}' ' ' ^M Alqona no^uth County 1 " . ,'; / . T. • •. *— - . • ^ Entered as second class matter, Dec. 1, 1908, at Algona, Iowa, 5651'. postoffice under Act off Conar«w March a. 1879 .',,i'"' VOL. 66—NO. 79 MONDAY, OCT. 10, 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA — 8 PAGES IN ONE SECTION her parents, brothers and two., sons, a sister. three Funeral services for girl at titonka Titonka Funeral services "—recruit's mild & jocular protest" I guess I'm just lucky; I've met •nd "interviewed" five of the great writers I enjoyed the mott: Shaw, Mencken, Wells, Hemingway & Maugham. The next one I'd like to have a drink with is Thornton Wilder, he ranks above 2 or 3 of these. * * * Loud laughs broke the ice at the recent "art" exhibition, at DM's questing art center. "Did he do it with a driveway brush?" asked a viewer of Franz Kline's heroic daub. "Musta used 4 colors in 4 sprinkling cans," guessed another before Mark Tobey's faddist "Au- for Lisa -Kaye .Boehnv 5, • daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Boehm of Clear Lake, were held Oct. 1 at the Zion Lutheran church here. Burial was in Good Hope Lutheran cemetery at Titonka with Pastor Gerstmann official ing. She had been ill since birth on Aug. 23, 1961 of. a heart ailment. She died at the University hospital in Iowa City Sept. 29 following heart surgery. Besides the parents, she is survived by a sister Tamara, 8, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fisher and Mr. and Mrs. tumn Field.' Plenty of vague weltschmfcr? bellyache, but a high schooler could utter most of it as well in freshman French. * # * Maybe the new white bank bldg. at the bridge near Tech High is the prettiest in Iowa. Our town's guests gaze it it with rapturous admiration. It may> become one of Iowa's 7 wonders, dreamchild of the Burchettes A Architect John Nor mi 10. You overhear stunned vieweri myrmur "Taj Mahall" * * # AW, TAKE A PILL & HUSH UP! Her system for sleep William Welhousen, both of Titonka. Car and truck crash near Lakota A truck driven by John V. Dorenbush, Lakota, and a car operated by Clayton Arnold, Spencer, collided two miles east of Lakota at a gravel road intersection on highway 9 Tuesday afternoon about 4 p.m. Arnold, 52, sustained bruised ribs in the crash but was not hospitalized. Patrolman Charles Bird estimated damages to the Arnold car were $732.18 and $95.32 to the Dorenbush truck.. According to Bird, Arnold was passing the truck when it made a left turn. No charges were filed. Open house dated at high school Open house for parents and other friends of the Algona Jun ior-senior high school will be' held Wednesday evening, Oct. 12 at 7:30. The program for the evening will open with a short review of the proposed building expansion program for the Algona Community School District. Following the program the par^ ents will be invited to visit the classes which their children attend daily and to meet the various teachers. At the close of the evening there will be a period for refreshments and informa 1 / visitation at the high school annex. TITQNKA YOUTH HONORED Robert Carroll, Titonka high school senior, has received a Letter of Commendation honoring his high performance on the 19 66 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test it was announced Christian Brandt, 78, of Titonka, dies Thursday Christian Brandt, 78, of Titonka died Thursday, Oct. 6 at his home following a long illness. Funeral services will be today (Monday) at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Hope Lutheran church, the Rev. A. F. Gerstmann officiating. Blake funeral nome is in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Brandt was born in March, 1888 in Buffalo township, the son of William Frederick and Gepka Becker Brandt. He married Maggie Pannkuk on Nov. 15, 1911. Prior to his retirement, he farmed near Titonka. Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Marie) Bartelt, Titonka and three sons, Harley, Edward and Clarence, all of Titonka. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren in addition to two sisters, Mrs. John Rode, Titonka and Mrs. Fred Boyken, Fremont, California. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death. GOP women date candidate meeting The Kossuth County Republican women are sponsoring an open meeting this week Wednesday at the Burt Ameican Legion Hall at 8 p.m. The four Republican candidates for county offices wll be on hand. The public is invited to meet them and hear their views. The candidates are Karl Kilsholm, for state representative, W. B. (Bing) Mac-Donald, for county attorney, Don Jorgenson, for county treasurer and Mrs. Mertie Huber for county recorder. Plan 50 Bedding anniversary Ledyard man escapes as pickup explodes Two Kossuth mayors elected Algona's Mayor William Finn was elected a director of the League of Iowa Municipalities at the organization's annual meeting on Friday at Des Moines. Harold Gartner, mayor of Titonka, was elected vice president. MR. AND MRS. Albert Baas of 509 N. Wooster St., Algona, will observe their 50th; wedding anniversary Sunday, October 16, with open house in the Trinity Lutheran church, Elm street church parlors, 2 to 4 p.mx.^Relatives and friends are invited and the couple requests that there will be no gifts. - "*"" Big Bear plans new building North of town The Big Bear Store of Algona has announced plans for construction of a new building in Algona. Palmer J. Peterson, president of the company, has stated that the wonderful rer sponse given to their Algona store is the reason for the new building. Construction plans call for a building with approximately 8,000 square feet of floor space to house the more than 16,000 items that will be stocked in the new building with plenty of free parking available. Tietz Construction Co. will be the general contractor with plans for the building to be ready for occupancy by February, 1967. The location of the new building will be on highway 18 about two blocks west of the junction of highway 18 and 169, Ed Crawford, the manager of the present store, will remain as manager of the new expanded operation. last week Englund. by Principal Loren Wiley Mayne caravan in Kossuth Friday ED CRAWFORD Manager Post office to deliver ZIP code blanks Beginning today, letter carriers throughout the Algona area will deliver two cards to every residence, Postmaster Farrell reported. Each card will have spaces for addresses the householder wishes ZIPPED. After placing their uncoded addresses on the cards, preferably printed legibly, they may be dropped into any letter box or returned to their letter carrier. The Algona Post Office will add the appropriate ZIP Codes and return the cards to the mailer. "No postage is needed," Mr. Farrell said. The project is part of Postmaster General Lawrence F. Wiley Mayne, Republican Congressional candidate for Iowa's Sixth District announced a "Wiley Mayne Day" caravan tour of Kossuth County on Friday, Oct. 14. Mayne stated, "These county tours, coordinated thru the County Republican organizations, provide an excellent opportunity to meet the residents of the district and exchange ideas and opinions on the various issues. The reception to date has been most invigorating." The Mayne-for-Congress caravan will assemble at West Bend at 8:30 A.M. and kickoff the tour from there. From there, stops will be made at Whitteraore at 9:10 A.M.; Fenton at 9:40 A.M.; Lone Rock at 10:30 A.M.; Burt at 10:50 A.M.; Bancroft at 11:30 A.M.; Swea City at noon, where the Republican women of the area will be serving lunch at the Legion Club rooms to which the I public is invited. Following lunch, the first stop will be Ledyard at 1:15 P.M.; Lakota at 1:45 P.M.; Titonka at 2:30 P.M.; Wesley at 3:20 P.M.; LuVerne at 4:20 P.M., and then onto Algona for the evening. The evenings campaign activity will bebing with a Mayne-for- Congress Smorgasbord dinner at the Johnson House in Algona at 6:30 P.M. The public is invited to dine with Wiley Mayne at the "Dutch Treat" dinner. Following the dinner, Wiley Mayne will go to the Kossuth County Republican Headquarters in Algona at the corner of State and Jones streets. He will visit with the campaign workers there and then will use the headquarters as a focal point in campaigning in. downtown Algona during its open night. A final appearance will be made at the Homecoming Game LuVerne farmer injured in fall Louis L. Merkle, 66, LuVerne farmer, suffered a concussion in a fall Thursday afternoon. He was on a ladder, attempting to repair a corn crib and presumably lost his balance and fell, striking his head. His daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Don Deal, took him to Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge. Examination revealed a concussion, but no broken bones. He was released Saturday. OMVI FINE $500 Everett F. Grosser was fined $500 and costs on a plea of guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, second offense Friday in district court. He was arrested on East McGregor street April 14 after his car went into a ditch. He was fined on a first offense in Clay county. TO SERVE TURKEY DINNER The Burt Methodist church women will serve a Blue Mound O'Brien's program to make ZIP Codes more accessible to the mailing public. In addition to the cards for addresses, a special notice advising each resident of his local ZIP Code number will be delivered. The cards will carry a message from Postmaster General O'Brien advising that ZIP Coded mail helps provide better service. In completing the cards, only the street address and city and state are required. Individual names should not be listed. Postmaster Farrell emphasis ed the importance of including a return address on the front of the cards so they may be returned alter addresses have been jcoded. | Incomplete addro~3es which ; are submitted but cannct ba Zip i Coded by the local pc.t office, such as these in a city like Washington, D. C. which has the same street names and numbers in the northeast, northwest southeast and southwest sections, will be sent to the appropriate city |and the codes will be added ' there. TV Translator \ group meets A meeting of the "Algona Area Television" group was held at the Izaac Walton hall to discuss improved television reception in and around Algona. All TV dealers and servicemen voiced support for and were in accord on the proposed "Translator System" as a solution. Representatives of many businesses and professions were in attendance and also supported the system. Plans were made to contact area TV Stations for reaction to the organization's efforts. Various committees were formulated and will be functioning soon. Roy Buenger, 63 of West Bend; dies Sept. 28 Funeral services for Roy Buenger, 63, were held Sept. 30, at Peace Lutheran church in West Bend, with Rev. W, C. Oslermei- er officiating. Burial was in the West Bend cemetery. Roy, son of William and Mary 'ohrs Buenger, was boni May 8, 1903, at Forest Park, 111. 'lie came with his family to West Bend as a small child, received his education here and had been a life long resident, farming until his illness. He was married to Helen Hair- selman October 6, 1935, and they were the parents of four children. He died Sept. 24 at his home following a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Helen; daughter, Mrs. Henry Lauck Jr., of West Bend; sons Norman of Cherokee and Lester at homo; four grandchildren, his mother Mrs. Mary 'Buenger of Algona: three sisters and one brother",' Mrs. Helen Wichtendahl of Algona, Harvey, Mrs. Leo Hanselman and Mrs. George Hanselman all A Ledyard area farmer is alive and well today, thanks to quick thinking on the part of another Ledyarrt man. Larry Pingel was driving into, Ledyard last Tuesday on an errand when Danny Jorgenson came out of his home and spotted a bail of fire under the Pingel pickup. Jorgenson jumped into his truck and stopped the Pingel vehicle at the railroad tracks on the west edge of Ledyard. ; "Get out, you're on fire," Jorgenson yelled. Pingel had just stepped out of the pickup cab when the gas tank exploded. Flames began to shoot about 14- feet high and then a can ol'.die- scl fuel in the back of the pickup exploded. The Ledyard fire department was summoned and fire -extinguishers from the .Ledyard Lum- oer Company and the Farmer's Co-op Elevator were used to try to contain--the •• of West Bend. Preceding him in death was a daughter, Lois and his father. Casket bearers were Henry Lauck Sr., Arnold Zinnel, Lucl- wig Reinen, Louis Balgeman, Fred Harms, and Hartwick Jensen. Meanwhile, firemen, were' unable to get the fire trucik started. Finally they hitched a truck onto the engine and towed it to the fire where the blaze was extinguished. The engine and tires of the Pingel pickup were saved. The rest of the pickup was extensively damaged. ! First issue of school paper at Lakota Lakota — The first issue of Lakota High School's "Eagle Eye," the new school paper, is out. The 6-page paper is prepared by a staff including Editor-in- chief, Pat Lewis, reporters, Judy Johnson, Paula Krominga, Diane Miller and Barbara Kollaseh; Sports Editors, David Smitt and Rhonda Sleper; Columnist, Jan Meurer; Feature Writers, Kathy Christ, Sue Coy, and Elaine Christ; Artist, Paula Krominga; Circulation, Faye Dorenbush and typists, Ross Ellsworth, Arliss Christ and Cecil Mabus. The paper is published once every two weeks and each family with a youngster in school receives one. Japanese visits IN HONOR GROUP Timothy Lee Dailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Dailey, R. R. 1, Algona, has been elected to Friars, senior men's honor so- Turkey Dinner in the church! ciety, at Grinnell College. He is INTERNATIONAL Farm Youth Exchangee, Mikio Matsu- ma from Japan, is staying with Dr. and. Algona, been staying at various farm Mrs. John Sdiutter of this week. Mikio has j between Sentral-Woden Crystal} Wednesday with serving begin-; a 1963 graduate of Algona Com-J homes in the United States and I Lake at Scntral that mght. 'ning at 4.45 p.m. 'muntty school. ijowa and his ono week\ tfav «t I Iowa and his one week's stay at the Schutter's is to broaden, understanding of urban The International Farm Exchange program is a. twq foreign program 4-H clubs reports

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