Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 26, 1966 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 26, 1966
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Coffee Broak • . . There't no solution* yet Mik it lovingly at fast till ifttr Christmas. . . , Our redhead still remember* e corsage I sent her for • high ichool party. , . . . Two of our town's more solvent matrons wore gowns to DM's charity ball they made with their own hands. Each looked like $195. •X 1 # •& A Drake teacher or coach has written a thesis arguing-that it's a waste of tome for athletes to warm up before a game begins. He argues that this is true of football, tennis, basketball & other sports. It just wears you out, he contends, & expends strength & endurance you need for the game! # # # You can't halt change A progress: What we used to call a Banana 'Split in our Iowa boyhood is now often called a Banana Boat at the newer places . . . Last time we were in Madrid (Spain) they called it a Split Banana at the Prado, the great art museum, in their frugal cafe. Either way with 3 scoops of ice cream & 5 syrups it must involve 3,000 to 4,000 calories. Alqono R<muth County Stato Historical Society lova dity, thf«r«d « "—it tows a pig & goat?" My wife insists this plane is towing a big fat pig & a lithe angular goat. To ma her goat seems more like a turtle or a sea-lion. At upper' right soars an astonished bird/ wondering no doubt how the pilot plans to land this space cargo. Maybe he'll dunk 'em in giant caldron. # *' .# RESIDENTIAL WOLF PACK Too late for jokes: Though we live in a city, I think it's a pity When dogs get priority Over the''folks! —AGNES HARVEY during their blooming period. Are they really so brilliant? I think if we chose 5 brightest minds in our Republic to devise ways of inducing the North Vltt- namese to negotiate, it might bo accomplished. Men of the loftiest stature. # # # Our Drake scholar above quotes in proof of his theory the fact that not long ago the UCLA basketball team decided not to warm up for a game. It scored 17 points before the opponents registered a basket. I suspect he must do a little more work on this thesis. # * # THE LINGO OF POETS High above many starlights Danced eeny cake for joy And evergreens whispered mergle Soit and cool by the day! —D. E. MOCK Fonitanelle # # # . . At the end of this month we invoke a decisive change in this column after an early 1967 truce. Before penniless youths buy their girls corsages for the 1967 parties, let 'em examine the lily corsages which !ook like orchids at 1/3 the cost, i There is no solution — seek it lovingly in I96/. Ex-Eagle Twp. woman dies; rites Thursday Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Boe, 64, were held Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church at'Swea City, with bur ial in Harrison Township Cemetery. Mrs. Boe had lived at Turner's Nursing Home at Armstrong for the past few months. She was born Sept. 15, 1902, at Forest City. She was married to Earl Boe in Bemidji elOM mdttw, D*. I, »*>i, of Afocfld, lows, SMI* pottotflrt UN*' Art o» COMfM. March t, UK VOL. 6*-NO. If MONDAY, DEC. 26, 1966 — ALOOttA* IOWA 12 PAGES (N 2 SECTIONS vana in plant Nativity Scene now open at Fairgrounds LeRoyLau * now patient at Mason City A 53-year old Algoraa man, LeRoy Lau, is in "serious'' condition at the Park hospital at Mason City from injuries suffered in a freak accident at-the Weidenhoff plant Thursday morning. ' Mr. Lau, who operetas the Star Roller Rink here, sus-\ tained large lacerations on his neck and right arm, a frac- t , tured thigh and possible in-""' ternal injuries. iftS THE NATIVITY SCENE at the fairgrounds is again open to the public and attracting crowds. It was made by Edward Kaib and other,prisoners of war when the PW camp was in operation where the airport is now located. The scene is located in a building spcially built for it by the Methodist Merisi'Club. It is manned by club members from 2 to 8>;p.m. each week day. Sundays, Christmas day and N(jw Year's day the scene will be open from noon'until 9 p.m. There is no charge. Figures are about Half lifesize, made of concrete and wire. The prisoners of war paid for the materials. When the camp was closed Kaib tur,ned the scene over to Algona with the understanding it would be open during the Christmas holidays, Easter, and there would be no charge for viewing it. Photo, courtesy Fo,rt Dodge Messenger. ... Our town is, somewhat,. ished that Jack Peverill, once an easy going youth with a boundless appetite for all the foods on the table, especially in the dishes to loll & right, has now become a skillful clinical psychologist. I gather this has helped out down his appetite & maybe it's the right approach to your own overeating problem. * * * A few of the wives in our circle pretend to see some signif- cance in the Swiss action to make wives deductible on in- Adel Minn. come tax returns, about $400 worth. Can a rich wife deduct her husband? We know several lowans buy ing real estate in Switzerland, which isn't easy. Maybe it's the deductible angle. -the magnified statesman" Our artist, who is a sort of prairie Picasso, shows here the American & lowan tendency to magnify politicians & statesman farped^irit Eagle*' Township near Swea' City for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Mirs. Howard Thompson of West Covina, Calif.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Delia Meson of Mason City and Mrs. Evelyn Smith of Monitrose, Colo.; a brother, Wallace Ek- borge of Broderick, Calif.; and a half-brother, Edwin Johnson of Mason City. Ex-Whillemore lady buried Wednesday Whittemore — The widow of a longtime Whittemore school teacher,. Mrs. H. W. Behnke, died last Sunday at Roselle, 111. Fu neral services for her were held in St. Paul's Lutheran church at Whittemore. Her husband, the late H, W. Behnke, taught in the Lutheran school here from 1905 to 1952. NEW HOME Whittemore — Frank Eisele moved into his new home in town here last Monday. He pur chased the former Leonard El bert house. county sheriff, dies Lionel E. Hovey, 70, died at he Veteran's hospital in Des Wbines Wednesday after a long 'llness. He was a former Kossuth Co. Sheriff and longtime implement dealer. Mr. Hovey had been in ailing health the past few years. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in fche First Lutheran church in Algonia. Rev. Robert Lorenz officiated and burial was in the Eastlawn cemetery. Six nephews were pallbearers. They are Samuel Hovey Jr., Sherman Hovey, Eldon H. Hovey, Arden Hovey, Clarence Hovey and Richard Helland. Lionel Ernest Hovey was born at Badger, Iowa on May 1, 1896, the son of Andrew and Thora Hovey. He was married to Vivian Eastman at Mankato, Minn., Oct. 10, 1924. He served as Kossuth county sheriff for four two-year terms, from 1924 until 1932. He was also a deputy sheriff for four years prior to that ti He went into the implement business here in 1936 and was a dealer for Minineapolis-Moline machinery until the sale of the Hovey Implement Co. in 1956 to the Buscher Bros. . He had a heart attack that year and had been in failing health since then. Mr. Hovey was a member of fche American Legion, serving in the armed forces during World War 1. His wife survives as do four children: Eldon L. Hovey, Hampton; Marilyn, Mrs. Dean Greethurst, St. Paul, Minn.; Beverly, Mrs. Gordon Hauck, Humboldt; and David L., Fort Campbell, Ky. Also suriviving are two brothers, Arnie of Inglewood, Calif, and Kalmer of Kenosha, Wis., and seven grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Talent Show winners TH| ANNUAL "Talent Show" at the Algona high school was held Wednesday afternoon and a group, known as "The Group" shown above, won first place. Pictured left to right, Gary Hagen, Paryl Johnson, Bill Deal and Steve Waller. Marilyn Paetz, on the piano, won second place and another rock 'n roll group, "The Keepers" took third. Exclusive Advance Photo by Bruce Ritchie. Security Bank elects officers C. W. Conn, was re-elected president of the Security State Bank here at the annual meat- ing of stockholders held recently. Vice presidents named were H. E. Long, E. J. Lindebak, W. J. Nugent and Dean Schlapiia. Cashier is Fred Diekmann Jr. Vei-lain Johnson and Maurine Shaw are assistant cashiers. All directors were re-elected. They are B. A. Frankl, Albert Schipull, Lawrence Miller, H. E. Long, Dale Auld, Lindebak and Conn. WesleyanY hand is caught in grinder Wesley — Luther Nygaard, Wesley area farmer, suffered a badly mangled right hand Tuesday morning at 11:30 at his farm home "while operating a feed grinder at his home. His wife took him to the local doctor ait the Britt hospital and he was then taken to Iowa City for further treatment. His address is University hospital, ohildrens hospital, Ward A, Iowa City. Mrs. Nygaard and daughter Mavis arc staying with him. pastor gets call to Washington Titonka — Rev. Albert Gerts- mann, pastor of the Good Hope Lutheran church here, has accepted a new call and requested he be released of duties in the local church recently. He will be pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church at Chewelah Wash, and his new post becomes effective Dec. 26. The Washington town is located 53 miles north of Spokane. The Christmas Day service in the Good Hope church will be the last service conducted by him. The family will move Tues day. Rev. John Jacklin, pastoi of St. John's Lutheran church at Woden, will be in charge of services during the vacancy. Church services will be at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:30 vere lacera a.m. beginning Jan. 1. The con- and body. gregation held a farewell fellowship for Pastor Gertsmarin and his family last Sunday. Two old houses pupil injured in fatal crash Wesley — A Wesley college i student was seriously injured on his way to Chicago for a Christmas holiday trip last Wednesday morniing. Ronald J. Root, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Root of Wesley, is in a Galena, 111. hospital with injuries suffered in a crash whicih killed the driver of the car in which he was riding. Killed was Michael Halloran, 20 of Owosso, Mich. Both he and Root were seniors ta Loras college at Du'ouque. They were driving to Chicago at the start of the Christmas vacation when the car Halloran was driving went into a ditch along U. S. highway 20 near Galena, 111. The accident site is just a few minutes from Dubuque after crossing the Mississippi river bridge into Illinois. Root had severe lacerations'of the head, arm His mother has been with him at the hospital since the parents were notified of the accident late Wednesday morning. His condition was listed as "fair* Friday. Mr. Root owns the Root Hard ware store at Wesley. White Christmas? Not for Kossuth The first day of winter Thursday brough colder temperatures but the weatherman didn't predict a "White Christmas" for Kossuth county. The low early Friday morning was zero. Thus far, only one light two-inch snowfall has blanketed the area early in December and that has long since disappeared. The /accident occurred,-about 9:45 a.'m. while Mr. "Lau was u > VI working alone with sheets of-" , steel cut into panels."' j The panels were on a cart' * and somehow the sheets fell on him. There were two piles with • a total weight* of about 1900 pounds but it is not known if. one or both, of the piles 'fell on him. CO-WORKER A Vaske of Bancroft"saw" Mr. Lau falling qaokwards as'the panels fell on op of'.'him. v But it is not known list how^the accident occurred. , Vaske, 1 'along with superin-' endcnil Wilbur Courtney and^ Jim'Lytle of Algona, and Fran-- cis Pnester of Bancroft got Lau, o Lytlc's, * station wagon and rushed him to. St. .Ann hospital. ' He was given preliminary treat- •nent" there and taken by am- mlance to Park hospital at Mason City. The panels fell all across "Ms jody. but*-heavily" on- Ms right * arm and ^roat, where he sus- > :ained >- severe, lacerations. He lad been employed'at] the plant for just* a 5short, time. t ! i Swea woman dies suddenly Wednesday A longtime Swea City resident, Mrs. Albin Peterson, 77, died last Wednesday in a Lakota Cafe quite suddenly. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran church in Swea City, Survivors include her husband, a son Melvin of Minneapolis and two daughters, Mildred Peterson of Burt and Mrs. Irene Bloomstrom of Montana. CROWNED QUEEN Patricia, daughter of Mrs. Myrtle Zwiefel, v Bur t, was crowned queen at the annual Sno-Ball' Dance, Wednesday, December 21. She is a sophomore at' Emmetsburg Jr. College. A fireman's vigil to he burned Two old houses recently purchased by the Faraway Stores ] for a location for a new super-1 market to be built this spring! are scheduled to be burned sometime the week between Christmas and New Years by the Algorja fire department. The houses are located on Call street between Jones and Harlan. It is necessary to burn the houses prior to January 1 so they will not be included in the assessment for property for tax purposes. The fire department uses the fires for training for firemen in controlling fires. Fire Chief Elbert was hoping the windows would not be broken because such openings made too good a supply of air and it is not a normal condition for a fire in an occupied house. Time of burning has not been determined. TAX LEVY PUBLISHED Attention of taxpayers is de- recited to the tax levy for each taxing district in the county which appears on the back page of the second section of this is- THE SILHOUETTE of an Algona fireman is shown with a blazing house jja the background as firemen burned a house owned by Leo Cassel to the ground op North Phillips street Tuesday night. The old house caught quickly and was entirely consumed in just over two hours, A large number of curious spectators stopped by to watch the fire. A house will probably hg built on the double lot located just west of the Algona Greenhouses. Exclusive Advance Photo by

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