Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 12, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 12, 1966
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LES KENYON, president of the Kossuth Shrine Cliib^is pictured presenting the club's chetk for $500 to Armin Schultz, who is club representative for the Shriners hospitals. The Kossuth club's donation goes to the Crippled Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, one of several maintained by Shriners. Mr. Schultz is president-elect of the Kossuth Club. The presentation was made at the annual club Christmas party Wednesday night at the Country Club. ; Photo by Glen Graham. Coffoa Break DM's stingiest millionaire thinks people don't know decreed fish dinners for Thanksgiving & Christmas, because an Iowa sportsman gave hi me 2 big'ones. . . . Iowa's foremost auto ex- part thinks Detroit's savior will be a true 2-ssatar car (3-whs«l- er) weight under 500 Ibs. He's owned 27 kinds. . . . An lowan is wrjting a book to prove that lowans are as sexy as the denizens & pillars of Peyton Place. Likeiy story. •;<• •» * If one of your tots' Xmas gifts falls apart between Xmas & Jan. 1, why not mail half of it to the merchant who sold it to you and half to the manufacturer? : ••••, Unless your child is a veritable demon of destruction. tl ... . Which "no'n"e of Us admits."" r •x- * * Among Xmas gifts I'll gladly renounce are (a) a half-yard ale- glass, (b) an illuminated necktie, or (c) golf tecs shaped like nude wornon. This I know narrows the field, but I prefer blue-chip bonds. (And you can keep that toothpaste flavored with scotch.) nough aoout sex & that some- >ody ought to sponsor a clinic the Veils Auditorium to throw some light. They used to hold such clinics at KRNT theater, but it wouldn't hold the crowd. Stat« Historical Society City, • • A ' ij u^v *•• •* • * iow& city, lowp. ,,,/,, Attacks otate criticism or investing county money Kossuth County treasurer Rosella Voigt answered state criticism of Kossuth County for not investing enough idle funds to draw interest last Week. "1 feel we've done our fair share," Miss Voigt was quoted as saying in answer to the state criticism that the county could have earned $33,988 in interest for general funds ih 1965 instead of the $4/107 actually receivedi Kossuth'was one of six Iowa counties criticized by the State Auditor Lome R. \Vofthington for their investment practices during 1965. Miss Voigt contended that "we know what. We have to spend and he doesn't. They're just taking home government away from us," she stated. She said the county first , began investing idle funds on July 1, 1965 when $250,000 was deposited in Kossuth County banks. The money is .in time certificates earning 4 per cent interest, she was quoted as saying. Miss Voigt said the county still has that $250,000 invested and no new funds were invested in 1966. The state's suggestion that counties invest sums every 90 days was criticized by Miss . Voigt as requiring "a lot of extra work." Additional help would have to be hired, she said. She reported that a "lump slim invested all year is easier to handle." in addition to criticizing the county for not investing enough of its idle funds, Wor-. . thington said the county had several errors in classifying receipts and spending, and that taxes collected for school districts were remitted only twice during the year when a monthly payment is required to schools. Miss Voigt, a Democrat, defeated in last month's 'geh- era! election by t)on< Jorgeh' son. She reported, "Maybe the new treasurer will do things different." AIqona houuth County - i ' ' .'. : • "- ' '— /— Entemd <n «eeonrt ela*t matter, OK. 1. 1908, at Algona. lowo, 5051! pottofflc* uno.r Act of Cormrmn March 4. U79 VOL, 66—NO. 97 MONDAY, DEC. 12, 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA —14 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Drive at Lakota to "clean up" City Hall Nativity Scene here will open next Sunday Sinca December 1958, and }.gain this-year the Men's Club of the First Methodist Church ,n Algona has been sponsoring, supplying attendants and keeping in repair, the nationally famous Kaib Nativity Scene at ;he Algc-.va fairgrounds. In 1945 the construction of a Nativity Scane seamed to be the right answer for six Germans Interned in Algona's Prisoner of-War camp to help forget i.hsdr loneliness at Christmas. Edward Kaib, architect from Bielefeld, Germany, at that time a non-comissioncd officer in the German army and five of his fellow prisoners bought the nec- '—dad's writ for son to drive' essary materials with their own The car was gone; son had money, worked long months and taken it; a misunderstanding! v/ear y nours to create the sac- It cost Pa over $3 for taxi. And rGfl desie ' 1s ™e pmnnlp.t* scene now son has to get permission in writing, •'each"time he wants to use the car. And it is a family with several cars; but they buzz z round a lot. You'll hardly balieve this, but an Iowa tycoon & his wife have four different convertibles —a Lincoln, a Cad, a Thunderbird & now a Mercedes Benz. They also have a Rolls Royoe, Christmas music concert "—horses saier man t&nms? WhiPs ankle & tendon recover from my tennis injury, a doctor tells me I can rids horses or go cycling. Luckily I can wear the riding breeches I had made in London as a youth. I'd guess a horse will be less strenuous than a bike — unless it's downhill all the way. •x- * * ECHO OF A SOPHOMORE I cried for madder music A for stronger wine, But when the feast is finished & the lamps expire Then falls thy shadow, Cynara The night is thine; And I am desolate & sick o< an old passion, Yea hungry for the lips of my desire: I have bsen faithful to thee Cynara! in my fashion, —ERNIE DAWSON Waverly, Iowa •x- * * This week is the 25th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, remember? And now the Japanese are our buddy-buddies in Asia, maybe. 1 think they ought to proclaim this week that, to atone for Pearl Harbor (or to prove w'hat buddies we are!) they'll send 250,000 troops forthwith to Vietnam & help bring that silly war to an end. * -x- * Those TV commercials get wfrse & worse; many are utter stinkers. Isn't it time for the TV tycoons to organize a highlevel TV judiciary to improve 'em? They tend to disgust & nauseate pgc>p]e of good taste. I'm sure the owners of the TV stations and the network officials don't like 'em either. Often they compel a strong.de- sire to regergitate. * -» * An lowan who recently read a new novel crammed full of sex (in a serious or semi-serious way.) has evolved an idea: He & its rumored that tucked away somewhere they have a vintage Overland, too, for sentimental reasons. „«£ JA .«/ DISCREET TURTLE* The turtle lives 'twixt plated decks Which practically conceal its sex. ' . . I think it clever of the turtle In such a .fix to be so fertile. —OGGIE NASH Fort Dodge #Mare sampta; see his book. Actually, I hear jnore & more 2X-TV listeners say its time American TV were put through uhe wringer. lowans who visit England & listen to its state operated TV say it's much better. Maybe what we need is an agency to control this God-given gift for the commercials. people, without red designs. The complete scene is built to one half size scale, inade of concrete on .a ,wire frame and finished with hand carving plaster with color effects. The scene may be visited in its new building on the west edge of the Kossuth County fairgrounds, Fair Street, Algona on the south edge of the city. The opening date is Sunday, December 18, and will close Monday, January 1. Hours for weekdays are from 2 to 9 p.m. except Christmas and New Years Day. The hours for Sunday, Christmas, and New Years Day are from 12 noon until 9 p.m. By arrangement with Kaib and. his friends no charge is made for admission. ' Kaib Nativity Scene has become a living expression of the ageless message of the Christmas Story, "On Earth Peace, Goodwill Toward Men". WILL GIVE PROGRAM Dr. LeRoy I. Strohman, Al- L'ona, will give a clinical program at the 102nd mid-winter meeting of the Chicago Dental Society, Feb. 5 to 8. The meeting is held at the Conrad Hilton hotel in Chicago. His program deals with insufficient space Lakota—A benefit sale on Saturday of this weak will be held here with proceeds to be used to spruce up Lakota's City Hall. , Individuals and groups are preparing for the i sale in the City Hall. The gray stone structure was put up as- a WPA pro ject during the Depression in uie ly^O's and since then; has become a mass of faded paint: rickety .tables, cracked and miss ing dishes and marred paneling. Funds f r om the sale will help finance restoration of the bulldog, a goal mat has become the chief concern of several Lakota groups. Hopes are to raise $200: i'he event will be a combination juke sale, . rummage sale and "white elephant" ;sale. Impetus /for the campaign came from the Federated Worn 'iii's Club of which Mrs. Robert lieemer, an active worker in the drive, is president.. Other organizations linking hands in the -tiuve include • the Ledyard Township Homemakers club, i;ha Lakota Luckies 4-H group and the Lakota Federated Garden Club. '.'•'.' Members of the Acorn Club approached .the town council abaut sprucing up the City Hall but found no maintenance fund "ivas""available' for the purpose: But the council cooperated in providing enough money lor the purchase of new folding chairs, tables and a hot water heater. 'Money for new drapes was put up by the Acorn Club. A refrigerator was donated :?and about $300 has been spent so far, with another $500 expected to be needed to finish the job. The Lakota school student council has volunteered free la- oor tor painting and cleaning. The. 4-H girls are going to sell a cookbook to add to the profits. Cardboard containers have been placed in Lakota business firms 10 help collect money for the project. Scheilhammers buy funeral home West Bend — The Schellhammer funeral home here has purchased the Beiter funeral home at Gilmore City, it was announced last week. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Schellhammer announced the home will be managed by Mr. and Mrs. Don Coleman and Darwin Prochaska of Mallard for permanent teeth in children. will assist. Welcome new Sears store '•'i "0 COME, EMMANUEL" will be the title of the Christmas music concert presented by: the vocal music department of the Algona Community School Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. in •the higlv school auditorium. The program, which is always a favorite of the people in Algona at Christinas time, will create for the public some new and different arrangements and ideas a- JDOut the season of Christmas through the sounds of music. One of the special highlights of the program will feature the Mixed Chorus performing "And The Glory of the Lord" and the "Hallelujah" chorus from Handel's "The Messiah." Five representatives of the musical grcups are shown above, left to right,, Tim Will ; and Pave Gerber^ instrumentalists; Connie Darbyshire and Sheri Baker, Symphonettes; and Marilyn Paetz, accompanist. ; This year Steve R. George, director of Vocal Activities at the junior and senior high schools, is doing quite a few works that use the. 80. .voice ; High School Mixed Chorus combined with the 140 voice 7th and 8th grade Mixed Chorus. The music done by this large group will fvjjjrpye to be very interesting and exciting in putting, the listening audience in the Christmas-spirit. ' The music groups that Will be 'presented in the program""wiirbe" the' high school'Mixed Chorus, Lyric Girls Chorus, Band Girls Chorus, Symphonettes, Modern Choir, 7th and 8th grade Mixed Chorus, and a brass group under the direction of William Castle from the instrumental department. Burt council adopts 13,300 street budget Burt — The Burt council Mon- was tabled for further study as day night adopted a 1967 street budget of $13,300. Approximately $4,000 of this will be spent digging up and resurfacing the street at the railroad crossing and the one half block of fourth street which must be closed each spring because of frost boils. In other action the council approved a liquor permit for Don's Place. There was considerable discussion as to the hiring of a man for 24-hour police duty. It to feasibility and cost. There is a part-time policeman who now works nights. There was considerable discussion as to regulations for keeping Cars off the streets during and after snow storms to facilitate snow removal. An ordinance will be passed if necessary. Mrs. Ron Jergens and Mrs. Jim Fries, representing the Burt Woman's club, sat in on the meeting. MAYOR BILL FINN is shown cutting the ribbon on the new Sears Sales Office in Algona Thursday morning to kickoff the three- day Grand Opening of the new Catalog Store here. Also piclured are, left to right, Dick Cook, representing the Industrial Development Commission; Ted Chrischilles, President of the Chamber of Commerce; Jerry Keenan, District Sales Manager; Mayor Finn; Frank Taylor, Regional Sales Manager; Larry Buhr, Sears store manager here; and Miss Iowa, Pain Erickson, who was a special guest at Ihe slore that day. Exclusive Advance Photo by Poundstuue. Brother of two Algona men passes Harold J. Nelson, 52 and brother to two Algona men, died it Sacramento, Calif. Wednesday.'He was born and raised in Algona but has been gone for many years. Funeral services for Mr. Nelson will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. (today) at the McCullough funeral chapel with l\i\. Walter Morz officiating. Burial will bt in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Military services will be held at the funeral home and at the grave. He is survived by his mother Mrs. John Sanders of Sacramento and a step-father; a brother Dale Nelson of Sacramento and Algona brothers Francis and LeRoy of Algona: six children and five grandchildren. His father preceded him in death in 1964. BUYS HARDWARE STORE \ Dr. B. K. Bahnson purchased the Anderson Hardware Store i at Burt. Howard Bait Sr. will be \ the manager starting Jan. 3. '• They will continue wilh elec- : trical and plumbing service. 1 SWEA BREAK-IN A break-in at the Peterson Chevrolet Co. at Swea City was reported by town marshal Harold Conway last Monday. The window in the rear door was broken and footprints in the snow indicated the burglar had entered Ihe back and left by the front door. Nothing was reported missing, however. Brilt youlh escapes as car Kits disk An 18-year old Britt youth, Richard Dean lirunsen, escaped injury Thursday morning when his car went out of control on the icy pavement one-half mife east of Algona, plunged into a ditch, went through a telephone pole and crashed into a disk and tractor on the Ernie Williams' used machinery lot. The accident occurred about 7:15 a.m. Brunsen, driving a 1961 Chevrolet, was traveling east and touched his brakes on the icy road. The car slid off Ihe road and finally came to rest in the machinery lot, doing about $400 damage to the disk. He was not injured. Deputy sheriff Don Wood checked the mishap. WINS $25 Peter C. BOND Reding, Bode, was the winner of a $25 savings bond given by the Iowa State Bank, Algona, in a drawing held Friday evening, Dec. 9. Tractor crash case settled during trial After two days of trial before a jury a settlement was reached in a case brought by Eldon Duncan against John H. Struecker. Details of the settlement were not made public. , . The case arose from a accident four miles north of Fenton in which Duncan was a passenger in a car which.collided with a tractor owned by Struecker May 15, 1965. , Jurors hearing the case were Leona 1 Ferstl and Arlene Simon, Algona; Arlie Banwart and Earl J. Thomann, West Bend; Clif " Richardson, LuVerne; Dorothy Christ; Lakota; Thelma Schmidt, Titonka; George Merrill, Bancroft; Bertha Eichhorn, Elmore; Floyd Sill and Mildred Haupert, Burt; and Amanda Kohlhaas, Irvington. Farm home south of St. Joe ransacked The farm home of Mr. 'and Mrs. Roy Brown, who live* a mile north of the junction of highways 222 and 169 south of St. Joe, was ransacked a week ago Sunday. night, Dec. 4, while the Browns were vis-' iting neighbors. Between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. when the Browns returned home, the house was burglarized and items missing included two .22 calibre revolvers; two corning wear casseroles, and tea pot, a camera, an heirloom pocket watch, Christmas presents, wall pictures and about $15 to $20 in cash including several silver dollars. A dog was in the house at the time but it was locked in a back room. Sheriff Marvin Andersen, Humboldt county, investigated and reported the house "looked like a cyclone had hit it." DIVORCE IS GRANTED A divorce was granted to Leslie Denton from Marie Denton in 'district court last weekend. They were married Feb. 11, 1933, and separated some seven years ago according to the petition. WHITTEMORE INJURY Whittemore — John Kirsch, of Whittemore, fell at his home recently and cracked his hip. He was hospitalized several days at Mason City. PLANS BAKE SALE St. Ann's Auxiliary will hold a Bake Sale, Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Hood's Super Valu. Legion approves purchase of old post office building here The Hagg-Turncr American Legion no't of Algona voted by an overwhelming majority to purchase the old past office building at Call and Dodge streets Wednesday night at its regular meeting. Thi: purchase had earlier been appro\ed by a post card vote. The vote last Wednesday night was 33-3 to go ahead with the purchase. Commander Frank Sailer said Friday he had exercised the option to buy the building for a price of :?14,700 iiut that remodeling of the building would not begin until the present building at Dodge and Nebraska streets is sold. The post office building was purchased in the spring of 1965 by the Algona Associates, a firm composed of Bill Conn, Hill Nugent and Gene Hood, after the completion of the new post oflice here. The building is over 30 years old. Preliminary plans for the remodeling project have been drawn up by Ihe Cowan Corp. here. The Kossulh County Historical Society is expected to buy the building at a cost of $10,000. Upon completion of this transaction or the sale lo another party, plans for remodeling the post- office building inlo a posl center will be sent out and bids will be accepled. Sailer said the Post is aulhorized to spend up to $25,000 in making over the post office building into a suitable quarters. No definite name for Ihe building has been selected but "Veteran's Community Center" is being given serious consideration. "We hope to have Ihe remodeling completed and the dedication held sometime early in 1968," Sailer reported. He said this would coincide with the 50th anniversary of the organization of the American Legion in this country and a number of state and national dignitaries would be invited to the dedication ceremonies. yl I •f-

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