Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 15, 1966 · Page 13
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 15, 1966
Page 13
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JUliAM CMUMHIUII Algono Kcmuth TMUHSOAY, Of C, 11,1966 - ALOONA, IOWA ~ TO SET THE record straight, the first Kossuth county serviceman to lose his life during World War 2 was William Kennedy of Burt and he died on Peart Harbor Day, Dec. 7, 1941. He was a fireman first Class on the Battleship Oklaho< ma which was sunk along with several others during the Japanese attack. Kennedy was one of several hundred men trapped on the ship when it capsized after taking a number ot direct bombing hits. He was born at Swea City and spent most of his lite at Titonka . . . in his honor, the Titonka V. K, W. post was named the William H.Kennedy Post No. 4071. He joined the Navy in 1940 and is now buried with his shipmates of the Oklahoma near Pearl Harbor. In his memory, his mother penned a touching goodbye to her son tor the Memorial Services held at the litonka Methodist church on Feb. 22, 1942: It was on a sunny morn, July 9,1940. The flowers were all in bloom. •'."' You left your friends and home, To don your little white cap and suit of blue, My Wilhe, My Navy Lad. Only a few short months ago The Oklahoma sailed the ocean blue To Old Pearl Harbor and Waho Shores, A happy lad were you; With your little white cap and suit of blue, My Willie, My Navy Lad. . , There on that December morn, Those cruel, heartless, treacherous Japs * Shot you down, and v Lett our hearts crushed with ' < , Grief and Sorrow, v . . • For you will no longer wear - ' Your little white cap and suit of blue, My Willie, My Navy Lad. i' —Mom to Willie. And still another Kossuth County man was at Peart, Harbor during the sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, it has been learned . . . ivielvm baas, who farms iMt miles east ot Whittemore, was on the crew ot the heavy cruiser NoithhamptOn which was out to sea on gunnery practice. But in those days, extra good care was taken of the motor launches and about a6 from the Northampton were at Pearl Harbor getting cleaned, etc. and Baas was one of the crewmen in with the small boats. They were tied up about a mile and a half from "battleship row" where the neaviest damage was done and were not bombed, although one Jap plane went down nearby. Baas was a Seaman i*irst Class and was discharged Dec. 1^, 1946, exactly six years to the day trom when he enlisted. IF YOU think Garrigan has a patsy for its Holiday Clinic game the night of Dec. 28, think again . . . Hull (Western Christian) edgeu Sioux City Central, one of the state's perennial powerhouses, 65-64 in the Morningside Clinic the other night, stamping themselves as one of tne best in the state. Incidentally, Algona high school would hoi be able to play Hull in the Clinic. The icing-standing public school rule against playing any parochial teams except in tournament games would have prohibited such an occurence. Silly, isn't it? SOME FOLKS might wonder where the $10,000 donation from the "Kinney-Lindstrom Foundation" to the planned LuVerne library comes from . . . and Mrs. William Goetsch, one o^' many who have done so much in promoting the pro-, ject, explains thusly: The fund was set up by a former Mason City doctor and his wife some years ago to deserving small town projects . . . the couple were only moderately well-to-do until oil was struck on land he had purchased in Texas. After their death, the Foundation was set up and is now handled mainly by a Mason City nephew. Members of the LuVerne library committee heard about the fund and several visited the Mason City nephew one day recently ... at first he was, rather cool to the idea but when he found out how much work had been put into the project and how far the plans were along, he warmed considerably and offered the $10,000 pledge providing the remaining $8,000 is pledged by Feb. 1. FORMER ALGONA coach Bob King has come a long way since he started his coaching career at Britt 17 or 18 years ago . . . today, his New Mexico University Lobos are ranked as the nation's No. 5 team and his 6'9" center, Mel Daniels (a former Burlington junior college boy), is ranked as one of the country's best centers . . . not the best, of course, with Lew Alcindbr around at UCLA. ONE OF THE REASONS Algona high school wrestling coach "Champ" Martin invited West Sioux of Hawarden to the Algona Invitational tournament last Saturday was that the far northwest Iowa school has been rated No. 1 in this section of the state (which includes Algona) and Martin was a disbeliever . . . so the Bulldogs won the meet handily, West Sioux was third and we'll see what the next poll shows! WHAT A YEAR 1946 was for building in Algona with construction contniuing . . , the new Big Bear store north of Algona is nearing completion; an addition is underway and nearly completed on Hoy Stoffel's Viking Oil station, Ken Wehrspan's new Plymouth garage building will be finished shortly; several local men are building a pretty fair-sized structure near the Directory Service north of Algona where they'll go into the "tomato-raising" business; and Hank Furst is building a new home for his Dairy Creme soft ice cream busness on South Phillips street. This is what is still brewing ... but there were lots of other city improvements. Swanson's new grocery store went up at Nebraska and Thorington streets last year, the new Holiday Stationstore was built on South Phillips street, Dunn's Sure Save opened on North Phillips; the Car Wash added another new business on South Phillips street; the Sears store, and Reid's Laundromat on State street; and Sheakleys opened a new Beauty Salon on Hall street. Read's moved into their new furniture store early last year on North Phillips and I'm sure we've probably forgotten one or two other? todyertejitly. Can. another town Of Algo* na's si?e in the state bct§st such progress? Mrs, Weber's two staters at PBUfWny years of enthusiastic and tiac, 111. On their way hoin*r£it$effective support for Angus cat- urday, they called on daughter and son4ti<taw, and Mrs. R. E. Stephens ft Iowa Engaged MR. AND MRS, Mads P. Christiansen of Algona, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jean Marie, to Dennis R. Miller son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E Miller, also of Algona. Both are students at Iowa State Universi ty at Ames, Iowa. The couple plan a spring wedding. City. The Stephens plan to spend part of their ChrirtnMaf vacation at the Weber home,; Algonan heads Auxiliary of national group ' ,' "•.• ,; ;'• ' 1 Avon/ N, Y.— A girl from Algona who says she has neve] been far from the Iowa f arm oi her birth is booked for a lot ol traveling next year. Mrs. Bet (Madelyn) Priebe has Just been elected President of the American Angus Auxiliary, a posttiot that will take her across the country to many Angus functions in 1987. ' v .?'-v£o She came to the top after le and the people who raise hem. She has served on the board of the American Angus Auxiliary and on several com- niitees including the Scholarship Committee. ! This year the Auxiliary can increase the amount of "the two istirig scholarships and add a third, an achievement of which Vlrs. Priebe and the other members of the Auxiliary are very proud/This means that in 1967, three lucky girls chosen from candidates all over the country who 'have worked well in Angus will receive, respectively, scholarships of $600, $400 and 9200. In Chicago the Priebes had a further source of pride and 1/leasure—4he -Grand Champion Angus steer of the Junior Show ! Was bred by them. The steer was .fitted and shown by Lenore . Hilbert, daughter of Mrs. Ted Hilbert, of Mr. and , LuVerne. Mrs. Hilbert and Lenore were guests at the annual American Angus Auxiliary luncheon in Chicago alter the show. it Likota seta! Ltktttft — Homecoming is the next big event lor Lakoui. This year it will be on Dec. 16. Lako- ui will'play Titonka that night. Tile girts game will begin at V p.m. King and queen candidates for rlomecoming were selected oil Monday. The entire student body will vote for the queen and king on Dec. 16 after tne cam paign Speeches have been given £ueen candidates are JoAnn Junkermeier, JoEtta Junkermei er and Diane Sheldahl. Pot! officu hour* at Livormoro |hon Livermert—The livermore Post Office will be open all day Saturday, Dec. 17 and until noon oh Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. The office will be closed all day Monday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 but mail will be distributed to Post Office boxes. USE ADVANCE WANT Take your GIFT LIST to Hutzells Advertise in tht Advanc* Largest PAID circulation PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS and gifts for the entire family! Complete stock of Sporting Goods, Office and School Supplies, Books, files, Pens, and 1001 other ideal Christmas gifts! HutzeWs School & Office Supplies • ; '" '. ALGONA , % . on By Mae McLean eeee»eeee»ee»e»«»»»»»»e«' iMr. and Mrs. John , Weber ..left. last Thursday to attend the, fun*. " servces, of Lyle wliioh was 'held Friday at Blopmihgton, 111. • Mrs. Fuller is a sister of Mr. Weber. While there, they visited with EXPERT PRINTING AT THE ADVANCE Takes the kink out of cleaning • —Gives you Deep-Cleaning Power Pak System I • Cordaway smoothly reels out just as much cord as you need, retracts automatically • l'/2 Peak h.p. fan jet motor with dual exhausts for greater cleaning efficiency • Toe switch, flip-top lid, Sanitized* treated disposable dust bag • Long Life nylon hose • Deluxe set of cleaning iccessorici at no extra cost USE ADVANCE WANT ADS . 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