Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 8, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 8, 1966
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State Historical Society Iowa fH-ty, Iowa Three Kossuth County Residents They remember Pearl Harbor-they were there! MONTE SCOBBA ... in 19411 ADVANCE ALMANAC W W«*fc'» NIWI BUILDING PERMITS Ludwig Cafe, lower ceiling and remodel, ALGONA MARKETS Corn _„:..„•_ $1.28 Beans $2.87 Oats 68c WEDDING PERMITS Leslie Holland, Forest City, Gesche Brandt, Lakota; Norlin W. Boyd, Janet N. Mitchell, both Swea City. MAYOR'S COURT Rathy M. McGuire, Algona following too closely, $5; Curtis Johnson, Algona, intoxication $25; Phillip Ballard, Algonia failure to yield right-of-way, $10 Michael P. Dahlhauser, of Wes Bend, possession of beer as nun or, $50, and intoxication, $25. ALGONA WEATHER By Julian Chriichilles. One man was reading the funny papers ... .another was setting up an altar . . . and the third Was washing his uniform. It was 7 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941. The place was Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The three are all still residents of Kossuth county. They must have paused a little longer than most of us yesterday, the 25th anniversary of the "greatest military disaster in American history." Few of us can recall what we were doing at a particular time a week ago or even a clay ago, but practically everyone can recall, if they were old enough, just what they were doing when the news of Pearl Harbor first reached them. As far as is known, only three persons are living in Kossuth county who went through the Pearl Harbor attack. ; Thty are Monte Scobba of Algona, Stan Hatlestad of Bancroft and Arnold Becker of Lakota. Thtro ar« probably only several hundred other lowant who were at Pearl Harbor when the attack took place. Many call it the "Day of Infamy" because seldom, if ever, has one nation attacked another without declaring war. Germany even declared war on Poland before it invaded that country. Twenty-five years of marriage, working and raising a family has dimmed many a memory but the three Kossuth county men remember quite vividly many of the details of that quiet Sunday. MONTE SCOBBA was 26 years old back in 1941. He was a Private First Class in the Army and was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Pearl Harbor. He had been drafted in March of the same year and after basic training, had been sent to Hawaii. . • "I had just eaten breakfast and was laying on my bunk reading the Sunday funny papers," lie retailed last week. "At first we thought it was Navy maneuvers. There were no injuries or deaths to anyone in our Barracks as I recall." Scobba said he was a member of the 753rd Anti-Aircraft unit at the time and they had been put on alert just two weeks before, "In fact, we had been issued live ammunition just a day or two before Pearl Harbor," he recalled. He had a pass and went to Honolulu the Saturday before. Monte's unit went into'their .assigned positions in the hills to defend the country after the initial attack, fearing a Japanese invasion that never came. . : " He spent four years m service and was discharged a sergeant on April 19, 1945. He never had a leave during his entire service time. Scobba is married and has eight children. He has been slowed down by athritis in recent years. STAN HATLESTAD of Bancroft was a fire controlman third class on the, Destroyer U.S.S. Patterson which, along with most of the rest of the U. S. Pacific Fleet, was moored at Pearl Harbor. He spent the entire war on this destroyer and at the end of the conflict, there were only four others re- maining on the ship from the original crew. ' He enlisted in the Navy on a, "six-year hitch" back in January, 1940. At that time, he was living with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. "Jake" Latimer at Bancroft. He was 24 years old at the time of Pearl Harbor. After training in the States, he was sent to Hawaii to board the Patterson and on Dec. 7, 1941, the crew was cleaning up their uniforms preparing to go back to the States. Their scheduled day of departure was Dec. 13. There was a slight delay. "I remember I was washing my uniform that morning," Hatlestad relates. "When the alarm was piped, we figured it was a drill and went to our battle stations. Our ship was still rigged for peacetime and since we were always having drills, we weren't particularly surprised at the alarm." Both bombers and torpedo planes were in the first wave of 183 planes that attacked the base. "Most of our guns were 50-caliber water- cooled guns. Rubber hoses were used for the water to cool the guns. They deteriorated in seconds after the heavy use. We couidn : t use many of the guns because they were pointed up high and couldn't be lowered enough to sight the low-flying torpedo planes.' 1 Hatlestad recalls "we were sitting ducks" but the Patterson was not' hit. The planes were concentrating on the battleships and heavy cruisers moored nearby. "1 think we only had one minor injury on our entire ship," Hatlestad recalls. The Patterson sneaked out between the first and second raids of the day and spent the next couple of nights outside the harbor, returning to re*, fuel a few days later. Hatlestad received the Bronze Star later in the War and was discharged in January, 1946. All five of the original members oi the ship s company received a copy of the ship's log alter the war. Since 1946, Mr. Hatlestati has married and settled in Bancroft. He has six children, the oldest of whom is in college at Fort Dodge and the youngest is in kindergarten. He is a well-known painter in the Bancrolt area. Hatlestad is a member of the Iowa Pearl Harbor Assn. and has been to quite a number of reunions, which are held annually. Last year's event was held at Cedar Rapids and this year's was at Des Moines. "The big reunion was at Pearl Harbor, this year, and I guess they made some good rates for those who could go. I'd like to have been able to make the trip but just couldn't this year," he said this week, but he 11 remember Pearl Harbor for a long time. ARNOLD BECKER. Lakola farmer, is the third Kossuth resident who survived the Pearl Harbor attack. He was a fireman first class in the iNavy. at the time, stationed on the U.S.S. California, one of five American battleships sunk in the attack (Others were the Maryland, Arizona, Nevada and Oklahoma). Becker entered the Navy on a six-year hitch Oct. 10, 1939. (Continued on Page 4) Ent«r«J r. second cios VOL. Alqona « matter. D«c. 1. 1908. at AUono. Iowa, oostoffice under Act of Conors March 8 . 96 THURSDAY, DEC. P v 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA 20 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS 6 0 0 18 9 31 20 Tr. W .03 Dec. 1 12 Dec. 2 16 Dec. 3 .'24 Dec. 4 28 Dec. 5 34 Dec. 6 _— -,.42 Dec. 7 - --— ST. ANN BIRTHS Dec. 1 — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Altman, Irvington, girl, 8 Ib. 10 '/'i oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Piiil- lip Innian, Bancroft, boy, 6 Ib. 6 oz. Dec. 3 — Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lcerar, Bancroft, girl, 7 Ib. 3 oz. Dec. 5 — Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Blume, Algona, girl, 4 Ib. 10 oz. NEW COURT CASES Arthur E. Menneke vs Lois Faye Mennckc. Divorce. B. Alan Stone vs Nola L Skwercs et al. Damages. Avcd Delta Co. vs Darrell and Rita Green. Contract $859.80. Avco Finance Co. vs R. Thomas and Sharon Fridolfson. Note $406.01. NEW CARS AND TRUCKS William C. Mayland, Titonka Yamaha me; Clinton Stetzel West Bend, Int'l. p u; Algona Impl. Co., Algona, Int'l. p/u; No. Central Public Serv., Algonia, Chev. p u; Lester L. Coy, Elmore, GMC p/u; Peterson Chev. Co., Swea City, Chev. p/u; Philip L. or Katherine M. Fisher, Chrysler; Ralph or Lena M. Harms, Titonka, Chev.; Walter S. or Anna Mary Deitering, Bancroft, Ford; John Marcellus Osland, Buffalo Center, Merc.; Nick Berte, Irvington, Merc.; Hoenk Farms, Inc., Algona, Rambler; Roger Edward or Maxine Jensen, Lone Rock, Dodge; Marvin Henry Kueck, Lone Rock, Chev.; Carlos Arlin or Betty Lou Engelby, Ledyard, Chev.; Ernest J. or Ann I. Berte, Swea City, Ghev.; Chris J. Dahl, Fenton, Ohev.; Jerome John or Linda Marie Becker, Bode, Dodge. FARM AUCTIONS Dec. 9—Mrs. Arnold Danielson public auction, at farm located 4M> miles east of Algona on Highway 18. Sale includes 31 heiad of dairy cattle and full line of machinery. Ronald Peck and Raymond Spencer, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, clerk. Full sale details in the Advance last Monday. Dec. 9: B. A. Taylor Estate public auction, at farm located one mile south of Burt corner on highway 169 and one mile west, >A mile south. Sale includes two cars, machinery, household goods, boat and motor. Charley Quinn, auctioneer; Burt Sayings Bank, clerk. Full sale details in today's Advance. Pec. 15—P. P. Weber public sale, at farm located Va-mile east and IVi mile north of Burt. Sale includes three tractors and History group may buy old Legion building A proposal to acquire the >resent American Legion build- ng by the Kossuth County His- .orical Society was considered >y the directors Nov. 30 and re ceived unanimuos approval. A committee was named to negotiate with the Legion-.and ;o report to the board on ways and means of handling the transaction. The asking price for the old Legion building is $10,000 and the building will be avail able when the Legion concludes negotiations to purchase the olc post office building. The society presently maintains rooms over the S & L store which have been out-grown and are difficult to get to. Besides being adaptable to use as a .museum the building itself has considerable historical value. It was built in 1867 on the site of the present high school building as the first community school for Algona. There were two teachers, one upstairs and one down. Later two wings were added. In 1887 the old Central building was built on the same site and the two wings were given to the North Iowa Normal College located in Algona. The original building was moved to its presents location by the G. A. R., the Civil War veterans organization. As the G. A. R. nail it served for many years as a meeting place for social functions, farm institutes and community affairs. The first Algona library was located there until the present building was built in 1904. County Home gift APPROXIMATELY ten residents of the Good Samaritan Home recently visited the County Home to present 40 placemats which they had made from old Christmas cards. The idea originated with the Good Samaritan ladies when they started their placemat project this fall. The group made the trip on Sat- urday, Dec. 3. The ; day was completed with a Songfest, luncheon, and social hour. 0. L. Nasby, superintendent of the Good Samaritan Home, termed the day so successful, that it is hoped to be repeated in the near future. Exclusive Advance Photo by Bruce Piitchie full line of machinery, wagons, buildings and feed plus a pickup truck. Charley Quinn & Clair Clark, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk. Full sale details in Thursday's Advance. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Lots of wrestling for fans this weekend Nov. 30 — Susan. Marso, Bode medical; Lucille Smith, Algona medical; Charles Gunder, Algo na, medical; Amos Stoffel, Algona, medical. • Doe. 1 —Albert Thilges, Bode surgery; Audrey Klepper, Wes Bend, medical; Louise Hutchdn- son, Bancroft, surgery; Agnes Vaske, Bancroft, medical; Leander Vaske, Bancroft, fracture; John Origer, Bode, medical. Dec. 2 — Betty Kervin, Algo, medical. Dec. 3 — Agatha Kollasch, Algona, fracture; Robert Schoby, Algona, medical. Dec. 4 — George Simons, Algona, medical; Elof Pearson, of Wesley, surgery; Delores Mertz, Ottosen, surgery. Dec. 5 — Brail Lovstad, Algona, medical; Sister Mary Marina, Bode, medical; Janice Allen, Algona, medical. D«c. 6 — Margaret Butterfield, Algona, medical; Jeff Bjustrom, Whittemore, medical. Dfc, 7 — Frances Froeihlich, Algona, medical. Wrestling fans will get an opportunity to see plenty of action here Saturday, as the strong Algona team hosts seven other schools in the second annual Algona Invitational. This is an afternoon and evening affair, with action to start at 12:30 and 7 p.m. Algona won the meet last year, but is expected to be pressed to repeat. Other teams invited include Ames, Ankeny, Clear Lake, Rockwell City, Perry, New Hampton and West Sioux of Hawarden, the latter which is ranked number 1 in this district (Northwest) of the state in the first poll of teams published last week. There will be several boys who were in the state tournament last year wrestling in this meet. To be seen for the first time by most local fans will, be the Olympic start, which will be used next year exclusively by all high school teams in Iowa. There will be two mats going at all times, and a wres- tler must get past the first round to finish in fourth place or above. The best a man can finish is fifth if he is beaten in the first round. There are only two local champions back from the tournament last year. They are senior Larry Munger and sophomore Bruce Bennett. Tom Samp, Dave Martin and Tom Fitzpatrick were also winners last year, and all three are at present wrestling in college. Samp is at Cedar Falls, Martin at Ames, and Fitzpatrick at Wayne, Neb. The admission price this year is $1 for adults and 5Qc for students, and a ticket at the afternoon session entitles the holder to the evening finals. Coach Champ Martin hopes to build this up to be one of the better meets in the state, and the group of teams invited this year indicates he wants some tough competition. The Aigona Wrestling Boosters club has also been active in promoting this event. Jury awards State audit criticizes county on six points Des Moines—Lome R. Worth- 1 ngton, auditor of state, an- -lounced today that the 1965 annual audit of Kossuth county was completed and has been fil- with the county auditor and in the office of auditor of state for public inspection. The most important of the comments found in the audit report are presented as follows: 1. In July 1965, the county began a program for temporary investment of idle cash balances. Certificates of deposit were purchased- ($250,000,000) and renewed after 90 days. Interest received in 1965 was $1,975,000, s.nd an additional $2,432.30 interest was earned on investments on hand at December 31, 1965. The county did not invest an adequate amount from cash balances in county funds in excess of normal working capital needs; nor were the heavy deposits from semiannual tax receipts invested. An analysis of the cash flow for county funds indicates that a good investmeni program could have earnec $33,987.50 interest for the gen cral fund in 1965. Short-term investments o A jury in district court Tues-1 a | 30 ut $300,000.00 from semian day evening brought in a ver-| niia ] tax receipts could have in burns case Edgar Meyer candidate for area director diet of $1,000 for Claude Johnson from Florence SliottL'iikirk. The case arose from a incident at a cafe in which boiling water been made for 90, 120 and 150 days. Long-term investments of $750,000 could have been made from cash balances in county >roper fund balances. 5. Taxes collected for and ap- >ortione'd to school districts vere remitted to most of them only twice during the year April and October). A monthly remittance 'is 'required-', 'arid should be made so tine schools may have full advantage of the cash flow necessary to improve iheir programs for temporary nvestments. 6. Proper appropriation of the budget was not made in 1965. The appropriations to each county office or department should be itimized in the same manner that the accounts are itemized on the records of the County Auditor. Polling place added to Algona school district A new polling place has been added by the Algona school dis-jLotts Creek township. He re* trict for use first in the election | ceived his preparatory educa- December 29 for a member of i lion in this area prior to a four Edgar Martin. Meyer, life long resident of Kossuth county has announced his candidancy for the board of directors of District Three Lakes Region Area Vocational School. Ed Meyer is in his eighth year of teaching in the Algona school system as director of the metals industrial arts program and the adult evening school shop course. He was born May 1, 1928, in was spilled on Johnson by an f un{ ]s in excess of the amount employee of the cafe owned by | needed to meet net quarterly Florence Shottenkirk. The orig- expenditures. ihal petition asked $25,000 later reduced to 2. Expenditures were m ex|cess oi' the amount proposed in '*Wimam Ludwig, Algona, was' Hie 1965 budget in seven funds. Which was $10,000. the directors of the proposed Area Community College. Pre- year tour of duty with the Navy's submarine service dur- more. Precinct No. 1 now foreman of the iurv com nosed of 'In each case, funds were avail- townships and the town ot Al-1 Delta Kappa and I ArlPiiP Owen- Elizabeth Gran-i able to meet all expenditures gona and the polling place is! Tan. He is an active • zow ran? CoU^n Sharon Cow- and amended budgets should the Algona high school build- the National Educati «„ ~r Ai««n a AMU, T-umwsrt ' have been filed and pub- ing. ation, Iowa Vocatior zow, Carol Coiiun, Sharon Cow an, of Algona, Arlie Banwart, >>ave West Bend, Ralph , Carlson,'Hshed before expenditures were Burt Esther Walters and Agnes allowed to exceed the budget. Anliker Whittemore Thee viously there have been pre- j ing the Korean conflict on com- cincts in Algona and Whitte-1 bat duty. ! Ed Meyer received his bache- vvill in-1 lor and master's degree from elude the area in the district in Iowa State University, Ames, Cresco, Union, Plum Creek, lr-1 raid is a honorary member of vington, Wesley and Prairie j two college fraternities, Phi Kappa and Bpsilon Pi member of Education Associ- lowa Vocational Association, Iowa Industrial Education Association, and the Algona Ed- Precinct No. 2 will be the area in the district in Letts town- i ucation Association. Included among the Total expenditures in excess of Creek and Whittemore &hnakenberfi'"LuVei : ne Thelt the budget were $357,962.13 of 3 hi ps and town of Whittemore Included among the many ma Schmidt Titonka and Don- which $303,945.20 was spent in a nd the polling place will be the professional positions he has aid Leitrh ' Irvinuton Homer excess of the Secondary Roads town hall in Whittemore. ! hold are past president of the Kline, Algona, was 'alternate Fund budget. Precinct No. 3 will be the! Ko f ut \ Education Association J"™- , , 3. Total property tax receipts i area In Riverdale and Sherman j anc past member or toe State The jury got the case about wcr(J $4 420 4o 93 of which townships in the district and ^ ia1 .?j..^i?_ c l olsA °i^.;!I a „, 5 p.m. and brought in the ver- £2,742,269.53' was collected for Woman hurl when oar strikes tree An Algona woman sustained back and head injuries early Tuesday morning when her car slammed into a tree at the corner of Hall and McGregor streets in Algona. Mrs. Margaret But- terfied, 40, was the driver of the oar. but then lost consciousness and was rushed by ambulance to St. Ann hospital for treatment. Republican women to meet Friday diet about 8:30 p.m. Algeria woman taxes levied by school districts. ! Delinquent 1965 taxes et Decem- jber 31, 1065 were $7,578.48, or | two-tenths of one percent of the i taxes assessed. the polling place will be the Riverdale Community Center. Charged with stealing stamps 4. Several errors were mada | Mrs Lamont \Vel!<>miorf is in ! in classifying the 1965 receipts i the Britt hospital with a broken -.-nd disbursements. Receipts in vertebra suffered in a car ac- the amount of $5,155.73 were was charged with grand larceny cident Friday evening while re-'credited to the wrong funds, in Mayor Bill Finn's court last j....... . f " r-t... T-> ,]., !,„,.„ rnrl rlicltiifconiontc nf $3 101 44 i u'ook- anrl wa5 rplpauprl nil SI. 000 John J. Meyers, 37 of Algona. trial Education Association of Iowa. He is an active member of Trinity Lutheran church. He has filed the necessary papers with the local county superintendent who will file them officially at EstherviUe. Bancroft farmer breaks knee eap Wj •4 r .i* ". fc d I turning from Fort Dodge where and disbursements of $3,101.44 j week and was released on $1,000 Th* RarmMi™,, w/xmon'o /•• h i h i she is an instructor in *a Beautv were charged to the wrong! bond pending a preliminary' The Republican Women s club ^^le^a^instiuctoi ^a uoautj, , ^^ ^hearing* He is charged with ; Bancroft farmer, suffered a bro- Bancroft — Leander Vaske, here. LaMont was in Oklahoma; A number of similar correc- of Kossuth will have a member-] ship coffee at Mrs. R. L. Krantz's j wliere'he^had''fknvii "with ~Dr ' tions were made in 1965 for at Titonka with Mrs. Clarke Mil-' William Cle^g to fly another : items found classified incorrect- 1_ ...._!•»«•._ ^1 iy-^11!__ __,_! _ .. ,*',* 1__ : A L. _ 1 f\f* A ^.nnn^irln HfVn«n ]er and Mrs hostesses. The accident occurred' about 2:50 a.m. The 1957 Chevrolet had about $200 in damage when it came over the curb and slid, into a tree. Mrs. Butterfield wal-; Jim Andreasen will give a book ; e d with Mrs. ked about a block to her home'• nwew. jily. . Carl Callies as co-|,pi aiie to Algona and they were ly in the 1964 recc The date has been j detained bv inclement weather, care should be taken records. More in record- set this Friday at 2 p.m. Mrs. g 0 the Weflendori children stay- ing the receipts and disburse- stealing a roll of Gift House ken knee cap in a fall from a Stamps from the Behr Standard i load of bales last Wednesday on Station in Algona early last his farm east of town. He was week. The stamps were Valued j taken to St. Ann hospital at about $150. He is also accus- i day and surgery was per ed of taking some Pro All-Star ; Friday to set the badly Swollen. . ^ . , . * , I i _ TT_ ___ *11T__ ___ __Ti_» M i .-i4**v*i w»» w "**>j o' _.,-. 4 __, ,. ._ ^, . Mil. il_ and her fam- ments in order that the fina- envelopes that were in the sta- knee. He will be oa crutesbes -ncial statements may reflect the)tion. City police investigated. ,a time.

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