Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 3, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 3, 1966
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state Historical lova City, Iowa, ADVANCE ALMANAC NEW COURT CASE Virginia L. Dodds vs. Gary Q. Dodds, divorce, ALOONA WEATHER Alfloira Kotmth County mtm*mm**J . ^ , ... . . .'. f _•; tnWrsd M *«md -l«i matter, OK. 1, I9fli. at A'«in<>. •*"«• bostofflc* uhd«r At*! 6t Corwrws March «. JS79 VOL, 6*-NO, M THURSDAY, NOy, S, 1W6 - ALOONA, IOWA 20 PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS High Low Oct. 26 71 36 Oct. 27 78 41 Oct. 28 ___________ 74 41 Oct. 29 50 26 Oct. 30 56 24 Oot 31 52 36 Nov. 1 38 26 Nov. 2 — 9 WEDDING PERMITS Larry K. Crawford, Alanson Minn., Mary K. Coglcy, Bancroft, Glen G. Hildebrand, Mabel J Perry, both Algona; Glen T Thilges, West Bend, JoAnn Klcmm, Algona; Daryle Preston Swea City, Jean Allen, Winneba go; Larry Huberty, Cylinder, Lpu Ann Naugle, Emmetsburg. BUILDING PERMITS ; Bennie Wibban, new home at ll7 North Lowe street (estimated $20,000 cost); Gene Faulstich and Don Tietz, TV towers; Henry Furst, demolish and rebuild rear part of his Dairy Creme building on South Phillips street, $4,000; Mrs. Thelma Tschetter, repair porch roof; Arnie Ricfclefs, basement fireplace; Ralph Lindhorst, repair roof; Don Smith Jr., remodel attic. ST. ANN BIRTHS Oct. 26 — Mr. and Mrs. Ver- won Berte, Bode, girl, 8 Ib. 9Vz oz. Oct. 27 — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hudspeth, Algona, boy, 7 Ib. 7% oz. Oct. 28 — Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reding, LuVerne, girl, 6 Ib. 2te oz. Oct. 30 — Mr. and Mrs. James Harms, West Bend, girl, 7 Ib. 13 oz. SELECTIVE SERVICE Enlistments: Eldon R. Meyer, Whittemore, Army; Patrick E. Crawford, Algona, Army; Kolyn T. Isebrand, Titonka, Navy; Richard A, Loebig, Wesley, Marines. Induction into Army: Emmet ' J. Quinti, mngstedr"'Brian A. Rike, Algona; Kenneth W. Beaver, Fenton; James.A. Paulsen, Lakota; Ralph B. Hurlburt, Swea City; George M. Grhhlm, BUrt; Darwin M. Engelbarts, Algona; and Jack Delaney, Jr., Irvington. MAYOR'S COURT Gilford P. Smith, Swea City, speeding, $7; Andrew Crawford, Algona, speeding, $7; Thomas Ulses, Burt, speeding, $14; Robert L. Rioke, Wesley, speeding, $10; Myron S. Smith, Algona, speeding; $7; Gary Dodds and Marvin Grisham, both of Algona, grand larceny, bound over to district court on $2,500 appearance bond; Harold Becker, Burt, speeding, $10; Wendel Warwick, Algona, following too closely, $10; Charles Ricke, Wesley, reckless driving, $25. NEW CARS AND TRUCKS Farmers Co-op. Elev., Titonka, Chev. Trk.; John J, or Lois Ann Stein, Bancroft, Ford; Oswald Lowell Underbakke, Elmore . Merc,; Francis Patrick Crotty Whittemore, Ford; Jean Elaine Runksmeier, Ledyard, Chev. Doyle Wilmer Dailey, Algona Buick; Harley Edwin BoeekhoU Titonka, Ford; Curtis P. or Es tber M. Haahr, Algona, Merc. Marvin Jos. Lallier, Algona Ford; Tredla G. Patterson, Algo na, Chrysler; James Hugh Hin ton, Algona, Rambler; Dean Osborne or Lucille Almeda Swanson, Swea City, Ford; Koss, Mtr. Co., Algona, Chev.; John L. or Leona H. Intermill, Chev, ST ANN HOSPITAL Oct. M — William Bormann, Algona, medical; Jeffrey Nemmers, Bancroft, medical. Oct. 27 — Alex Reefer, Algo- in, medical; Frances Thomson, Lone Rock, medical; Anna Cink, Wesley, expired. Oct. 21 — Mae Quinn, of Lone Rock, medical. Oct. 29 — Nicholas J, Nenv mers, Bancroft, medical; Jennie Deibler, Algona, medical; Kenneth £ Ellwood, Britt, Accident. Oc t, W — Elsie Wilhelmi, Ban•croft, medical; Tod<J Hudspeth, Algona, medical, Nov. 1 — Dean Grandgenett, Algona, surgery; John Farrow, Lakota, expired. FARM AUCTIONS Probe THESE TWO PHOTOS show the position of two of the three victims of a bizarre shooting incident north of Algona late Saturday afternoon which took the life of one man, critically wounded a second and seriously wounded still another. Photo at left shows the "Eddy's Tree Service" truck and arrow shows where the critically wounded body of Kenneth Elwood, 39, was; Milo Patterson, 69 of LuVerne, dies suddenly LuVerne — Milo H. Patterson, 69 and a long time LuVerne resident, died suddenly at his home Tuesday. He had been in apparent good health until his sudden death. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the LuVerne Methodist church Rev. Roy Biesmeyer will offici ate and Blake funeral home will be in charge of arrangements Burial will be made in the Lu Verne cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Harold Miller, Monte Toohey Lester Hinz, Joseph Thorn, Ed ward Lindebak and Everett Schi pull. Mr. Patterson was born.Apri 21, 1897 at Fraser, Iowa, the son of Charles and Anna Patterson He was married to Augusta Wag ner on April 9, 1923 at For Dodge and he operated a gravel g^^^oim* "Charles Bird fninb nnH nthor hoavu maphin- a** 11 *-" "VX f""" Sunday three miles north of Algona on highway 169 about 4:40 p.m. Involved were cars driven by Wendel Warwick and Howard Long, both of Algona. Both mar chines were traveling north and Long was signaling for a leflt turn. He saw the Warwick machine coming from the rear and fearing he would not be able to stop in time, turned to the right but the crash ensued anyway The Warwick car had about $45 in damage while Long's machine lad $150 in estimated damage Warwick was charged with .fol owing too closely by patrolman Bird. Quiet Halloween police report City police termed Monday night's Halloween "real quiet." They reported very few calls and about the most serious damage was a bit of window soaping around Algona. contnues : ..'•/>.( Earl Eller improving at Veteran's found. Dark spot near the car is a pool of blood still visible 1 after Elwood was rushed by ambulance to St. Ann hospital. At right, in the ditch,is the body of Harley "AT Scott, 40, who died in the triple shooting. City police and patrol cars are shown on the,county gravel road two miles north of Aglona on highway 169 and about one-eighth mile east. Cars crash . north of Algona A nu nO r accident was investi- truck and other heavy machin ery fftr many years in the Lu- Verne area. He was slightly injured in a two-truck accident Sept. 27 near Swea City in which a 41-year old Swea City man, Wendell Ditsworth, was killed. Surviving besides his wife are six daughters and two sons: Marie, Mrs. Loren Hubbell, Rolfe; Maxine, Mrs. Milford McPeak, Renwick; Betty, Mrs. Harding Hanson, LuVerne; Virginia, Mrs. James Radley, Des Moines; Pat ty; Mrs. .. Robert Hirsch, - Des . Molnes; and Jerry, Dennis and Sandra, at home. There are also 12 grandchildren, a brother Max of LuVerne, surviving. Garrigan "pop" concert Sunday The annual Garrigan pop concert will be held Sunday night, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. and will feature four choruses (boys, girls, freshman mixed and varsity). All ar- angements will be on the light ide of concert material. Other mailer groups such as the senor girls triple trio and various luets will also bs featured plus piano, "pop" duets. Algerian's brother dies at West Bend METRONICS FIRE West Bend — Funeral services, for William Hanselman, 65, brcA ,her of John Hanselman of AV gona, were held Wednesday morning ait the SchellhaiTinier fur neral home here with Rev. /W. C. Ostermeder of Peace Lutheran church of West Bend offiorating. Burial was in the West Bend cemetery. Mr. Hanselman was born at, West Bend and was educated here. He farmed for many years, retiring in 1948 and moving to town. Four brothers and a sister survive. • They are John, AlgonaT George, Leo and Eldon, all of West-Bend; and Mrs. Laura Kisch of Spencer. Mrs. Mawdsley wins contest The Kossuth County RAVE contest was held Oct. 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Algona Farm Bureau building. There were five contestants. Mrs. Roscoc Mawdsley, Jr., Burt, Winners in Halloween contest are announced Firemen were called to Met-1 was the winner. The Karl Kiil- ronics, Inc. on Hwy. 18 late yes- sholm family was runner-up. Oth- terday morning. The fire was'er contestants were: Brian Carl- attributed to dust in a heating e:>n, Wesley; Cheryl Cunningham, unit and no damages were in- ! Burt; and Rochelle Cunningham, curred. .Hundreds of youngsters turned out for the annual Lions club Halloween party Monday night at the Athletic Park and availed themselves of plenty of food, drink and lots of cash prizes. Mark Seeley was chairman of the event for the Lions club. Following is a list of costume winners for the night. Grand prize winers were Randy Jones and Roger Eller. Clowns — Janet Hinken, Al ian Modrell, Glen Cook, James Frederick, Sheril Cook, Bryan Wagner, Julie St. John, Robbie Godden, Holly Haas. Witches — Dianie Nitchals Wendy Treganza, Judy Heider scheidt, Sandra Frambach, Lar ry Loss, Danny Parcell, Trudj and Patricia Parrish, Julie Dodds, Diane Jorgenson. Cowboys & Indians — Jane Bennett, Billy Godden, Mark Ferris, Mike Cogclall, Franci Duffy, Sheila Ludwig, Marsha Sorenson, Tom Cogdall and Ha Haas. Burt. Corn yield is "fantastic" Ghosts — Chris Meyer, Dalt Frideres, Greg Nelson, Pan Wagner, Sheila Struthers, Caro Haahr, Joan Carlson, Glenda Gade, Dennis Carlson. Hobos Judy Brendas, Jim Muckey, Chris Jorgenson, Jeff Haas, Francis McGuire. Miscellaneous — Julie AUman. Donna Heiderscheidt, Tockl Eller, Lorrie Snyder, Paul Ost- winkle, Randy Warner, Alice Bode, Scott Dodds, Jay Wilshire, Randy J'orgenson, Kathy Jorgenson, Bill Bernardo, John Weydert, Randall Snodgress, Mark Snodgress, Lisa Straub, Felicia Struthers, Joe Straub, J. D. Leaneagh, Susan Meyers, Steve Harris, Steven Bode, Craig Power off here for 35 minutes Power in most of Algona' went off for 35 minutes early Wednesday morning. The electrical power was off from 6:15 a.m. until about 6:50 a.m. All of the Algona business district and most' of the residential areas were affected. Superintendent- Jim Palmer reported that an air line to the g-uge panel of the new power unit froze causing the trouble. Bancroft firemen answer farm calls Bancroft — The fire depart ment here answered two call last week to the Screal DeGeeter and Marlin Lium farms. A fire Tuesday afternoon on the DeGeeter farm was blamed on bare wires on a tractor. Mr. DeGeeter was picking corn at the time on the Joe Eich farm and his calls for heip were heard by Pat Merrpn nearby. He rushed to the fire with an extinguisher but Mrs. Merron had already noticed the smoke and called firemen. And then on Wednesday, the strong winds caused a trash i'ire &f corn husks to get out of control on the Lium farm 6M; miles northwest of Bancroft and firemen were called. They quickly extinguished the blaze. John Farrow, 84 of Lakota, dies John Farrow, 84-year old retired Lakota farmer, died at St Ann hospital Tuesday night The condition of two wounded men remained about the same today as two agents of the Iowa State Bureau ot Investigation and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst continued to probe into a bizarre triple shooting which took the life of a Des Moines tree trimmer. Killed in the shooting which occurred about 5 p.m. Saturday, two miles north of Algona on highway 169 and about one-eighth mile east on a county road was Harley "Al" Scott. His age on hunting licenses was given as both 49 and 51 but his wife reported he was 40 years old. . ' • , Wounded were Earl Eller, 32 of Algona, and Kenneth E. El wood, 39, recently of Britt and formerly of Jonesboro, Ark. Eller is a patient at the Veteran's hospital in Des Moines. His doctor there told the Advance iate Wednesday morning that Earl is making "satisfactory progress," but is still in serious condition. He was operated on shortl after his arrival to repair dam age to his intestines from th HARLEY SCOTT torn St. Ann Saturday. Mr. Scott, a huge man of 235 pounds and 6'3" in height, came nto the Colony Inn with the man who he worked for, Kenneth Elwood, shortly after 1 p.m. The pair had been living in the Britt area and had been tree trimming at Belmond for the past several weeks. Scott had come' to Britt several months before from Des Moines. Friends said he had been hospitalized there for about 15 months prior to his coming to Britt. Elwood operated the Eddy's Tree Service out of 'Jonesboro, Ark. It was in his truck that the two men were riding. Shortly after the pair entered the local tavern, the Eller brothers also came in. During the period of several hours, argu- mullets. One bullet, in his thigh, ments ensued and at one time Nov. ? — Clinton Norris sale, located first place south of LewisviUe, Minn, on highway 45, Sale includes farm mji<phmery and two John Pesye tr«?tpr$, Wedel & Clark, auctioneers; sale (Continued on P«g« 6) "FANTASTIC!" That's the only word by farmers and experts when they view th§ KQS§uth County corn crop this fall. Without i 4oubt, it is the best in history and the alBjme JiigU average of 90.9 bushels per acre U bf shattered. "I espect we'll h^ve qyer 95-bushels per iveifge thii year," says extension direc- (Men PeValois, "I've never seen any fee it. We hay« officially checked a number of fields with 160 bwshels per acre. M^ny others are mafcing 150 bushels." He reported the fantastig yields arc widespread throughout the county with only some fields in South Kossuth, which missed key rainfalls, as being disappointing. The corn is drying fast. By this weekend, DeValois reports about 75% of the Kossuth corn will be picked. We could use moisture now. Fields are extremely dry. Oh yes, the Advance cameraman caught Don • Peterson, shown above, picking corn Monday on the John Dreesman farm near Galbraith and he is shown holding an armful of beautiful, golden Iowa corn. It's been a bountiful year for this area. Thoreson, Jane Skogstrom, Terri Herbst and Chuck Hanson. WINNERS of the Lions' Halloween window Gecorating contest on Algona's State street were announced Tuesday by chairman Pete Poundstone. A total of 62 windows were decorated by youngsters from Garrigan, St. Cecelia's and the Algona public schools. It was generally agreed that the art work this year was the jest in the contest's history. Winners are as follows: Grade 9 & 10 — (1) Jack Dimond and Dick Besch, Hutzell's; 2) Bill Bray, Smoke Shop; (3) 2hris Berte and Mary Dearsch, Foster's. Grade 8 — (1) Carol Smith and Ann Taylor, Zender's; (2) Debbie Pecoy and Laurie Calhoun, Gambles. Grade 7 — (1) Pat Lierley and Martha Gilbert, Diamond's; (2) Ronnie Nichols and Dale Miller, Wiltgen's; (3) Jeri Nelson and Sandra Faulstich, Finn's Bakery; (4) Tom Skogstrom and Doug Schenck, S & L. Grade 6 — (1) Randy Ferden Harrison's; (2) Karen Wehrspar when the Advance went to press with the Garry funeral home o Bancroft in charge of arrange ments, DALLAS DELEGATE Dr. Karl Hoffman, Algona, i an alternate state delegate iron Iowa to the convention of the A merican Dental Assn. at Dalla Nov. 14-17. It is expected 15,00 dentists will attend. is the only one still in his body according to the idoctor. A fourth man involved in the fracas, Dennis Eller, 34, brother of Earl, was not shot but had heavy bruises and'* cuts about the head and shoulders from being hit-with a -piece of chain; according to authorities. TWO AGENTS from the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation have been in Algona all week helping with the investigation. They are Craig Beek, of Clear Lake, and Dennis Ehlert, Des Moines. They will probably remain here most of the week. Beek 'told the Advance Tuesday that "we've probably questioned over 60 people who might shed any light on the matter. And we still have more questioning and leg work to do." Sheriff Lindhorst said Wednesday morning that no new developments have been found in he case in the past several days. Most of the questioning and pro jing has been to find out just A'hat happened during the four lours when the two tree trimmers, who had been living in the Britt area, met the two Eller bro- hers at the Colony Inn tavern n Algona until the shooting north of Algona. County Attorney Gordon Win tel said that no charges will be filed probably for a week or so until ballistic reports have been returned here and final result. of an autopsy on Scott's bodj are available. Elwood's condition is describ ed as "very critical" in a Uni versity hospital at Iowa City two of the men had to be separated when they were about to exchange blows; -^._. Witnesses- report that at least once they went outside to the alley in back of the tavern but no fighting ensued. j.-.v^i.v;.•••-•'•'••-••• *"';ii-?i^*i-,-'.V J!f,r--*.**JS,.'t; ^.^w^MACVftrfaA Then around 5 p.m. all four left the\Cplony; Inn. The Ellers were in \ohe car and ihe other pair were in their truck. They Irove out of town north with he Eller car following the ruck. A local woman reported o authorities she saw the truck low down and the men motion or the Ellers to pass them, .vhich they did. Authorities are not positive of vhat happened after that. The ,wo machines turned east on the ravel road two miles north and stopped just over a rise, about an eighth of a mile from the liighway. DENNIS ELLER told authorities that when they reached the scene, Elwood began striking with a log chain about the head and shoulders. where he was transferred from St. Ann hospital last Sunday. He has a bullet wound in the head and another in the shoulder. THE MAIN part of the story of what happened on the road north of Algona Saturday has come from Dennis Eller and also from a brief statement from his brother Earl, before he was taken to the Des Moines hospital Miller, Greigg, Hughes win in Luverne vote LuVerne—In a recent poll in which ihe voting preference of LuVerne High School students was sampled, three Republicans and two Democrats were chosen. Representative Stanley Greigg polled the largest number of vot&s, followed by Governor Hughes and. Senator Miller. Among the 80 Democrats, 26 Republicans and 16 ladepend- Smith 38. In his statement to County Attorney Winkel, he said he heard several sounds that could have been shots but he wasn't sure. He also remembered his brother pulling Elwood off of him but doesn't remember hearing any shots. However, according to Winkel, Earl told his brother he had shot both men. A state agent has questioned Eller at Des Moines earlier this week but a transcript of the testimony has, n^t arrived here as yet, Winkel said. Shortly after, Al Hirickley of Burt turned the corner a mile east of the scene and met the Eller car. Dennis was taking his brother Earl to St. Ann hospital at the time and Hinckley disregarded their wavings, not know- ng what had happened. But shortly after, he saw the critically wounded body of Elwood lying next to the truck, which was parked near the middle of the road. And after puling around it, he saw Scott's body in the ditch. He went to a nearby farm to summon aid. City police and the sheriff were called to the scene. Scott was dead when authorities arrived with a bullet wound in the head and two wounds in the back. Elwood had a bullet wound in the head and another in the U.S. Representative Stanley Greigg 90, Wiley Mayne 32. Governor Hughes 88, William Murray 32. Karl Kiilsholm, Republican Candidate for State Representative polled 67 votes against 51 for Mancil Hurlburt, has Democrat opponent. In the race for County Attorney, Rep. W. B. MaoDomald ents, the results were as follows: I outpolled his Democratic oppon-: and Jenifer Limnaugh, Hutzell's. j Senator Jack Millca- 83, E. B.'enit Gordon Winkel 63 to 54. back. Earl Eller had three let wounds in the stomach. A .32 calibre automatic pistol was turned over to doctors at the hospital by Dennis Eller af* ter he brought his brother there. It has been identified «* >. owned by the d««d rain, ley Scott. It U doubtful if «ny other gun w«t involved buf IU Oft

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