Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 31, 1966 · Page 1
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Coffoi Break At least 35 Kossuth boys in Vi Btate Historical ... Climax of a tmart DM p«f* ty: Somebody stepped on the burglar alarm & 3 squad cart of cop* pallmelled in. ... As the weather cooll It doesn't matter quite so much that an Episcopal rector (fashion- abl« church!) has the only swim pool in town with holy water. ... My worldly Cousin Bill rT- ports that even the all-night Hurricane Inez parties along the SE coast got to be a bit of a bore. •* # # One former naval office sums up lavish & generous praise of the DM Veterans Hospital: "They run a tight ship!" Army patients say "Gung Ho" or "Good Show!", depending on where they served. DM doctors speak highly in praise. And even the tood is good. * * * I'm often amused by the puckered, spooky, worried, , goofy, sadsack faces of scientists brooding over their modern miracles in their laboratories. Whon I saw somebody in a cartoon handing a phone to acquaint an Earth guest on a spaceship from'Mars ("Say hello to L. B. J.I") I wondered how we'd look on arrival at Venus to their greeters. "—early tor the bird-buffet" Gone Is the gold. The thread-bare wind is tired and old. ,, —LIZ EbWAfcDS Fort Dodge •x- -x- * '. . ,, Our Spokane kin bought an old sailboat, but the rover* run the wrong direction. A modern boy grouches when asked to do a modern chert like whisking a leaf off the fam- iiy swim pool? . .'. There it po solution — seek it lovingly. Permit granted for taxicab here A permit to operate a second taxioab in Algona was granted to James Walker Wednesday night by the Algona city council at its regular meeting. Walker had previously requested to operate a oab but the action was tabled until he presented a schedule of fare, insurance, etc. Presently, the only cab company now operating is the Algona Cab Co. owned by Frank imith. In'other business, the council approved a request by Eugene Faulstich to erect a TV toweir ait 'the Don Tietz residence at 210 East Oak for two-way radio At least 32 Kossiith ydUttg men and possibly several more are now serving in Viet Nam, an exclusive survey by the Advance liewspapef revealed this week,. The survey was in conjunction with a special "Chrisfc. mas Card" page appearing in today's Advance. The Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce along with the Advance and 103 Algona merchants are sponsoring this special promotion to encourage residents . to send Christmas cards to these young men dVterseas. Coiiiity resident* Mio have softs, husbands 6fV friends sefVing in Viet Nam whose names, are not included on today's full page Should write or call the Advahttit immediately and give this, newspaper their addresses. The full page will run again in the Advance ««« Thursday, Nov. 10 and the additions . will be included * \$ith the names of today. '•'.'& The Algona Jaycees will Airmail a copy of this newspaper to each serviceman whose name is' on the "Viet Nam" page. In addition, it is requested that all those who send Christmas cards to these boys in Viet Nam drop the Advance a note or call and tell us how many were sent. Following is a list to date of those serving in the - Viet Nam area. SP/4 Donald L. Etherington, PFC James B. Hauptman, CPL Leo F. Miller, PFC Rich* ard L. Cushman, PFC Roger E. Denton, PFC Randolph 'T. Marines, PFC Terry Dixon,. PFC Richard • England, Lt. J.G. John B. Wilson, Jr., SP/4 Willie Steinman, Capt. Ernest N. Carlson, John J. Clark DS/3 USN, PFC Walter T. Rich, SP 4 Dennis Graham. A1C Norman W. Frank, S/Sgt. Alan L. Lage, PFC, Elmer Alt, PFC Bruce C. Akkerman, John D. Gilmore USS Lyman K. Swenson, PFC Rog- er L. Muisinga, PB*C Dennis Leigh/ PFC Roland J. Leitt, torn Macumber • USS Galveston, SN Gavid P. Nemmeirs, BN 3 Wayne F. Schumacher, SP/4 Kenneth W. Roeber, PFC Arnold E. Sachs. PFC Arden Haas, Dennis Walker USN , PFC Richard W. Heinen, PFC Marlin L. Helmers, SP/4 Gary J. Sapoff, Marlin J. Johnson USAF, PFC Merlin A. Eischeid, Sr. M/Sgt. George W. Nichols. •^Hl Alqonq Kofi County Entcr.d ai wcond clou matter, Dee. I, 1908, at Aloono. lowo, 50511 P«t«ifflc. und.r Act of Con.r«. March «. 1879 VOL. 66-NO. 85 MONDAY, OCT. 3.1, 1966 - ALGONA, IOW^ - 8 PAGES IN ONE SECTION Two charged with larceny My wife argues it's time to put out the bird-feeders, in ease we have an early snow. She remembers the great Armistice day blizzard, when the plum trees froze. I can't remember such heavy snow in October, but I've no objection to feeding the squirrels early if she doesn't. * * * DOUBLE JEOPARDY Your bstrayal so swift so unexpected Was so very unsuspected That for a while I died. But now cold indifference Like double jeopardy will suffice For the cold comfort of' 1 -'•knowing that You cannot kill me twice. —HAZEL BEACH Union, Iowa •x- # * Tliis scientist says here that one pound of matter can, if properly employed, drive a large ocean liner clear across the Atlantic. Maybs we're training that guy up at Ames right now (And maybe he can do it with a pound of fudge made by a home ec. coed at Ames). * * * ... No millionaire can get life's greatest gift as often as a humble $60 a day plumber: An amiable smile from his wife. . . . Yes, a farmer's wife reminds me how I urged roll-bars 25 years ago for farm tractors, A now I urge 'em for motorcycles & sport cars. . . . Guests love the way a striped barber-light twinkles welcome to 'em at the Bob Webbers' house. communication use and to improve his TV reception. Faul itich also received permission to erect a tovvar at his home at 209 South Main' street, both towers to be subject of approva of the -Algona Municipal Utili ties. A resolution adopting a Beau tification Program for the citj was adopted, Primaiiy, the program is geared to improvement. on the athletic field park which has already undergone extensive Changes. The council granted beer per mits to Hood's Super Valu Swans on, Inc. and the Algon Bowling Lanes and cigarette per rnits to , Georgia'svCafe :f;a.nd Swari'Son, Jnc. Titonka alumni plan meeting The Titonka high school alumni will have a banquet on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Titonka high school gym it was announced this week. There will be a buffet supper beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a business meeting and program to follow at 3 p.m. lev. Underwood of the United Church of Christ of Fort Dodge will give the message. Classes of 1926, 1936, 1946 1956 and 1966 will be honorec this year. Tickets are $1.75 anc must bo paid to the Alumni As sociation. DENTAL PRESIDENT Dr. Jack G. Clapsaddle was elected president of the Tri County Dental Society in a re cent meeting held at Charlie' Supper Club. Dr. N. J. Kellej was elected secretary-treasurei Del Clopton, Algona tailor, dies Friday Delmer G. Clopton, 64, a longi time Algona tailor, died at St. Ann hospital Friday morning. He 'had been in ill health for many years but remained active in business until a year ago and was still up and about a day or two before his death. Funeral services for Mr. Clopton will ba held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church. Rev. Walter Morz will officiate and burial will be Eastlawn cemetery. McCul ough is in charge of arrange ments. "" •••-•-^•• i Mr. Clopton was born Nov 24, 1901 at Jefferson, Iowa, the of William and Rebbecca Open heart surgery for ex-resident $ " ' v - xi Lone Rock— Richard Jensen^ 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jensen,, Hackeinsack, Mirnilv former Lone Rock resident, had successful opsn heart surgery O'atobar' 21. Mr. Jensen had surgery in Tucson, Ariz., where? he makes his home. He is a pro^ fessor of latin at the Universitj of Arizona. The surgery was necessary to remove scar tissue from the heart due to rheumatic Eever he had when a senior in the Lone Rock high school. Mr. Jensen is married and the father of three sons. Rites Monday for ex-Algona woman, 70 Kathryn F. (Cassie) Skilling, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 27 at .the Remains of bu cow Charged with shooting and cow lopton and was married in Waterloo to Ann Dreesman on Sept. 27, 1924. The couple mov- \ Mason City Mercy hospital, ed to Algona about 30 years ago and have lived here since then. Mr. Clopton opened a tailor shop above what is now Kirk's Shoe Store and later went into partnership in the Modern Dry Cleaners. The firm moved to its present location about 1940 and about that time, Mr. Clopton and Tom Holmes purchased the interest of Harry Holmes. After the end of World War 2, Mr. Clopton became sole owner of the firm after purchasing the Holmes interest. He was active in the business until September, 1965 when he leased the firm to "Kink" Willey: His wife survives as well as a sister, Mrs. Martha Cox of Jeff erson. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. SHOWN ABOVE' is the remains of -a 1200-pound white' face cow which was shot and butchered on a farm northwest of Irvington Oct. 22. The animal was owned by •George AVildin and valued at $250;,Two Algona men, Gary Dodds and Marv Grisham, have been charged with grand larceny in the case. She was born in rural Kossuth county, Jan. 7, 1896, the daughter of Richard Skilling and Elizabeth Dunn Skillins. .She graduated from Algona High School and Iowa University and spent many years in Washington, D.C. She returned to Iowa and spent the last 15 years in Mason City. She is survived "oy one brother, Robert D, of Algona and two sisters, Janice and Mrs. Gertrude of Mason City and was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, and her parents. Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Monday at St. Ceoelias with Msgr. Gearen officiating. The Patterson-James Funeral Home of Mason City is in charge of arrangements. "—no grouching about groceries!" If you think the cost of steak or hamburger is up a bit, don't lose your morale; get gramps huntin' gun down from the attic A go out I shoot some of this free venisson (pictured .above) that's overrunning our great state. Or better yet if your wife was a shark at archery when you married her, let her go out with a bow A arrow. * # * An Iowa matron reports a dreadful misadventure in a NY theatre lobby recently. Her fluffy gown of tulle got caught in a gent's zipper as he was tidying himself up a bit. It was so crowded hardly anybody noticed it; she lost only a tiny slice of tulle. * * * We concluded over our midaf- ternoon hot lemonades that it's the duller coaches who teach their players to knock their brains out with so many lino plunges., I've never seen a brainy coach over-do the line plunges. The best play in football yet if an off-tackle *Unt or §n end-run * # * AUTUMN DIRGE Autumn's glamorous dress is tattered and torn, Her scarlet hood frayed Her mien so forlorn. Cornfields are ravished Garrigan school play Tuesday THRii OF THf characters in the Garrigan high school production, "Just Ducky," are shown. They are, left to right, Rose Studer, Karen Winkel and Jeanne Milder. The three act comedy was presented for the first time Sunday night and will be repeated again Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in the Garrigan school gym. Others in the case are Robert Nichols, Mike Bray, Kathy Plathe, Jerry Bormann, Steve Walker, Jim Bristow and Janice Thul. Exclusive Advance Photo by Bruce Ritchie. Joseph Miller dies suddenly near Wesley Wesley — Funeral services for Joseph G. Miller, 64 of Wesley, will be held Wednesday morn- ng at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph's Catholic church here. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's cemetery with the Blake funeral home of Wesley in charge of arrangements. Services were delayed to allow son Paul to fly home for the rites from duty in Viet Nam. He is expected Tuesday. Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday nights and friends may call after Monday noon at the Blake funeral home. Mr. Miller died unexpectedly at his farm home four miles northwest of Wesley Thursday morning. Death was due to a heart attack. He was born at Dana, 111. but came to Wesley when a small hild. He was married to Gladine Jandy at Wesley in 1925 and the ouple has farmed in the Wes- ey area since then. He was a member of the St. oseph Catholic church. Surviv- ng are his wife and five child•en: Mrs. Davis Klein, Wesley; iarlan and James, both at home; Mrs. Maurice Krebsbach,. Ugona; and Paul, serving with the Navy in Viet Nam. There are also seven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Clarence Dornbier of Wesley. Titonka farmer accident victim Henry Van Hove, well- known Titonka farmer, was critically injured a week 990 Thursday in a farm accident. Hi$ clothing became entangled in the power take-off of a tractor while elevating corn. He suffered a broken leg, broken collarbone and several rib fractures in the accident and is a patient at a Mason City hospital. Carrie Durant, 88, dies; lifelong resident Carrie Ida Durant, 88, of Algona, died Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Good Samaritan Center where she had been a resident since early in August. Funeral services for her were held Saturday afternoon at the First Congregational church in Algona with Rev. Frank Harvey officiating and burial was made in Rivervicw cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Byron Richardson, Ted McEnroe, August Slagle, Charles Paxson, Lester Faber and Oliver Carlson. Carrie was born Sept. 1, 1878 in Algona and lived her entire life here. She was the daughter of Anthony Hunter Durant and Caroline Worster Durant, In 1900, she was graduated from the State College of low; Where she was elected to repre sent her class and was president of the Literary Society in whicl she took part in debate activity She later studied Art at the University of Chicago and he teaching positions included Dav enport and later Marshalltown where she resigned due to il health. She later taught in the Algon schools after her health improv ed and i'or 37 years, she serve in Algona schools. For man years, she supervised the ai work here and was principal of Four plead guilty in court here Four pleaded rict court last vere sentenced. guilty in weekend clis- and Two Algona men were bound over to the district court oh grand larceny charges Thursday n Mayor William Finn's court. The charges stemmed out of the shooting and butchering of a cow on a fdrm one mile west and one-half ! mile north of Irv- mgton. . Charged were Marv .Grisham, 21, and Gary Dodds, 27, both of Algona. Bond of $2500 was set for both men with Dodds posting the bond and Grisham remaining in jail in lieu of bond: • * ' •' ; The alleged'incident occured a week ago Saturday, Oct. 22 to a c6w-ow : ned;.by;: George Wildin, Algona farmer. He farms land just northwest of Irvington and also has a number of cattle on the land. ,.,,.,. HE REPORTED to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst that a 1200- pound white face cow had been killed and butchered sometime Saturday, Oct. 22. Lindhorst investigated and found the animal had been shot with a 30.06 rifle, several times. Only the caracss of the animal was found. Lindhorst reported that Grisham and a juvenile shot and began butchering the animal in the morning and later that day, Grisham and John Farring- on'was sentenced to a yeaa- in he penitentiary on a charge ot ourth offense of giving a bad check. The check was for $18 given to Geelan's store at Whitemore. John L. Sires was fined 5300 on a charge of driving vhile intoxicated. He was arrested July 24 at a gravel pit south of Algona where his car was stuck. Earl L. Paulson, was fined $189.80 and Eulalio Villarreal was fined $211.40, both for having overloaded axles on their trucks, LOW OF 26 SATURDAY One of the chilliest mornings of the fall was recorded in Algona Saturday as the mercury dipped to 26 degrees. It was a far cry from Thursday. the high of 80 Dodds returned in Dodds' car to finish the butchering and haul the meat away. The cow was valued at $250. Grisham was picked up last Wednesday and Dodds on Thursday. Lindhorst said the meat was traded to a man, outside of Kossuth County, for a two- wheel trailer. Charges against the juvenile are pending. Joe Downey moves to Sjogren's Joe Downey, who has been in the meat business in Algona for the past 25 years, took over the meat department at the Sjogren Grocery store Monday. Mr. Downey has recently operated the Algona Meat Market on Diagonal street. Third Ward school for 25 years. Miss Durant took a great interest in her pupils and in their progress in later life. She did some writing for educational magazines, wrC't'j poetry, and did a gr,at many paintings. 4-H award nights to begin Nov. 7 in county The annual 4-H award nights for presentation of local and county awards for outstanding work in 4-H will be held from — Plum Creek Boys, Plum Creek Elite, Burt Blue Birds. Nov. 12 — M. E. Church, Wes- She was a member of the Con-1 Novemher 7 through November ley - Wesley Boys, Wesley Wiz- grcgational church since the 1 9 al ith u extension, ards, Prairie Future Farmers. age of 17 and was also a m;2m-: 6 ber of the Eastern Star. j Mrs. Harry E. Ward of Algona, a cousin, is the only close survivor. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Lions Halloween parly tonight The annual Lions Halloween council elctions. The places and dates for each are as follows: Nov. 7 —• Titonka School — Buffalo Boosters, Buffalo Boys, Valley Farmerettes. Nov. 8 — H. S. School Annex, Algona — Cresco Chums, Cresco Boys, Union Boys, Irvington Ideals, Union Alethean, U-Go-I-Go, Algona A. 0. K., Algona Boys Club. Nov. 9 — St. Michael's Hall, | party for youngsters will be held Whittemore Boys, Lotts Creek tonight (Monday) beginning at Leaders, Lotts Creek Lassies, 7 p.m. with a parade led by the j Whittemore Lassies. high school band. Nov. 10 — Legion Hall, Burt Nov. 12 — Town Hall, Lu- Verne — LuVerne Eager Beavers, LuVerne Live Wires. Nov. 14 — Fenton School — Fenton Progressors, Fenton Forwards, Seneca Stars, Seneca Progressive Fanners, Lone Roqk; Lively Rockets. Nov. 14 — Swea City School — Eagle-ettes, Swea-Harrisejj Boys, Eagle Wildcats, Grant tiers. Nov. 15 — St. Joe Gym — Joe Trojans. Riverdale I & II. : i

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