Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1966 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 29, 1966
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Fond as 'Scotch, tors from Davenport who've printed the Harlen Mill* or column during the lest year or so. They showed good taste aV literary judgment. On behalf of their grateful readers I thank thorn. (Fond love to the readers tool) # * # I've been in the hospital three timed this fall; laid low by an Achilles tendon I tore playing tennis. I've just enjoyed a fourth session in surgery. Now my wife insists that we go southwest somewhere to rest for a while; or perhaps to Mexico for a change of v scene. Too many invalids, too much blood; now for some. sunshine. . "—pursuit of magazine gold" Ally wife wants me to take' a good long rest from this syndicated column, and to write five or six magazine articles while we're in the sunshine. "You need the rest!" she says sternly. "And you'll be paid 20 times as much money for the magazine atricles. "Besides getting a good rest, of course." . . * * * Shall we resume this column, or one like it, after our winter vacation? Well, my expert syn- dicators are discussing this .with me. I'm discussing it with my wife. I'd hate to give up that golden spot in the Fairfield paper, where the town & campus wide- awakes flage. read my breezy persi- # * Alqono Ho^uth County ^^^j^^*.^^^^^^^^^ ^B^^^^^^^^^^^j^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-^^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ f^^^^ M Mtond CMrf «MNe», AM. l ( ,1»ee, et AettM. tone, oo*foHie» uAde* Aet'df Congrtii Morcn §. lltf VOL 44—NO, 1W THURSDAY, DIC »,W4-ALOONA, IOWA 14 PAOIS PLUS SUPPliMlNT Meanwhile, I'm proud of the column on the front page of the Waverly paper! That editor made it look good- And it made his front! page handsomer, too. .I've been waiting for more mail from Waverfy's town wits; it would lighten my .work'A maybe improve the column. • i ' i . v /#,;#* '•:•'• I've 5 been bragging about the way the column looked in the Fort Dodge paper, and the fa$ that Ed Breen's lovely wife read him a paragraph of it aloud. And my wife says she wouldn't want to give up' the column in the Algona paper, where Duane Dewel improves its punctuation occasionally. **.*... My syndicator, who knows more Iowa news editors than I do, thinks if I give him the green light & promise to resume the column in March; he can sell it to 50 or 75 more Iowa papers. I doubt it, but I'd like to see it continue in the Shenendoah paper in the spring. "—a rest in the Southwest" We have an invitation to do our resting on an island in the Bahamas, and I'd be looking forward to writing again for the Sibley newspaper, catercorner across the state. But my wife thinks that in the Bahamas I'd be even more likely to write 5 or 6 magazine articles this winter. # • * # Actually, I get a big kick out of having the column in the Eagle Grove paper. Perhaps because I hear lowans in Minnesota & Arizona have the Eagle Grove paper sent to them. Like the other papers I've mentioned. And I like the column in George Hawaiian's paper at Ankeny, right in the suburbs of DM. * * •* I've enjoyed a special pride i|n seeing the column in the Strawberry Point paper; I've al ways liked that name. I've even told Bennett Cerf that my column is now in the Strawberry Point paper, & that I'd like to hear him lecture in that town some day. . . JA " AA W«li, it'i in the Up of the Gods & my wife, whether we rest in th* Soythwest or whither wt rest in the Bahamas; whether we-continue this sync)} cated column or write those article* * the book, man with « broken tendon Tax figuring i is delayed by court ruling : ; *• ,»' * ' .^^ = t ; The court hassle overj a law passed by the 1965 < legislature has had the effect of delaying computation of taxes in Iowa counties including Kossuth. The tax rolls have not yet been completed, so taxpayers can not pay taxes on January 1. The date the computation is completed will be announced in the papers sometime after this first of j the yeai 1 . The 1965 legislature passed a law refusing agricultural land taxes to non-residents of the state. This was declared unconstitutional by the Iowa supreme court late in.November,-;too late to have tax figures completed prior to January 1. • : The legislature wanted to limit the credit to lowans only which went afoul of the constitutional provision that all laws must have equal effect on the state. The law caused so much confusion that it is well it was knocked out by the supreme court. Many pieces of land are tied up in estates in which some heirs lived in Iowa and some out of the state. The credit ! was not given where any heir lived out of the state which discriminated against lowans involved in the estates. ....•- ; ; There are also pieces of land involved in trusts, some, owned by former lowans who, have retired to a more suitable climate, and-many other instances.: in. which there was partial outside of Iowa ownership. The agricultural .land tax credit applies only to farms. The state appropriates $15,000,000,from the state treasury to pay a part of the school tax on farm lands over 15 mills. When the supreme court ruling was made it required the auditors to start all over from scratch in figuring taxes on farm lands. It also held up the town property. Auditor Marc Moore's staff is working extra hours and on some holidays to get caught up as fast as possible on the tax rolls. Mr. Moore estimates it will probably be completed in January. Oscar Berggren rites Thursday at Swea City Funeral services will be held Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran church at Swea City for Oscar W. Berggren, 84, who died on Monday at Boone County hospi- OMYI obarp on ,, - ,* Corwith driver Stanley Hanig, .Corwith, was bound over to district court on $500 bond last weekend on an OMVI charge. He was picked up by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst at Wesley last Saturday' and had a preliminary hearing in Mayor William Finn's court over the weekend. Bond was set and posted. "Ben" Hansen, of Whittemore, Whittemore —'Funeral seryi ces for Bernard N. "Ben" Hah- sen, 73 of; Whittemore,; were held Tuesday morning at St. Mi chael's Catholic church at Whittemore. Rev. Karl Hansen, a nephew of Madrid, Iowa, said the mass and burial was made in the par ish cemetery here. The Hyink funeral home of Whittemore was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hansen, died Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at the Palo. Alto Memorial hospital where he had been a patient about a week. He was born July 25, 1893 at Alton Iowa and was married to Rose Staab at Remsen 'on Jan 16, 1917. The couple purchased a farm north of Whittemore and moved here in 1939. They continued farming .until 1962 when they retired and moved to town Survivors besides his wife include five sons and four daugh ters. They are: Tony and Mer Jin, both of Whittemore; Ronald, Algona; Victor, Schaumberg, Ml. nd Wayne of Itasca, 111.; Lois ilrs. Lorenz Vigdal, Whittemore luth, Mrs. Harold Wehrspan, of "enton; Mary, Mrs.: Al Hood, toarles* City; and Rosemary, Mrs. Clayton Chambers, Marble Rock. There are also; 38 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four brothers and four sisters surviv- ng. '' >. Six grandchildren served as pallbearers. They were Carl, Lary and John Vigdal, Mike and Bernard Hansen and Terry Juhl. tal at Boone. Mr. Berggren was a lifelong resident of this area until becoming a resident of Iowa Lutheran Home at Madrid about five years ago. The Barnes' funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Harrison Township cemetery. ' Mr. Berggren was born Oct 16, 1892, in the Seneca area. He had,been a farmer until his retirement. His wife died in 1957 Survivors include a sister Mrs. Clifford Anderson of Swea City, and three brothers, Ed o. Swea City, Henry of San Diego Calif., and Walter of Lead, S. D. WED 2S YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wer iinga, Lakota, will have their 25th wedding anniversary, Sat yvrday, Dec. 31. A card shower is planned by their children for .friends and relatives to sem wisiies by mail. suffered with embarrassment in i Pfjltft tennif game is entitled to • rest, especially bouts of surgery. •fter 4 snow.' ALGONA'S STATE STRE WEDNESDAY MORNING Eight inches of snow in Kossuth County A BIG JOB FOR A LITTLE GIRL The winter's first blizzard dumped eight or more inches Of snow on previously barren Kossuth county Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Snow was still falling late Wednesday morning and there was considerable drifting in the country with winds of 15 , and 20 miles per hour whipping the light snow onto highways and country roads. . < Thirteen snowplovvs from the State Highway Maintenance sheds here cleared all highways in the county by ,8 a.m. and the plows were taking their second sweep around highways late Wednesday morning, according to Don "Red" Christenseri, foreman of the state department here. ' r ; ,. , . ... ,;: : ; •"'; Plows were out until shortly ofter 1 u.m. Wednesday anu went out again early Wednesday morning. Roads were .blocked all night Wednesday. Most county roads were still clogged Wednesday morning but the county plows were beginning to clear them Wednesday noon. : THE SNOW began falling, as predicted, about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Winds, which had been expected up to 40 and 50 miles per hour, were considerably lighter than predicted. There was some ice on roads but not as much as if sleet and rain had preceded the storm. A number of postponements were announced. -The Cyril, Miller farm sale 3'^ miles southeast of Ledyard,! scheduled for * , # TYPICAL ALGONA HOME AFTER STORM Sisters turn down offer Thursday^ iinprningv t^was^ P to May reconsider their decision next summer The Sisters of St. Francis of La Grosse, Wis., have decided they will not take over, the operation of St. Ann hospital, at least for the time being, it was leant ed this week from the .Citizen's Committee in charge of securing a replacement for the Sisters of Mercy. In a letter received here on Saturday, the Mother Superior of the Franciscan Order, Mather Marie Therese ef Leke City, Minn., wrote that the Order "his decided Hff to assume responsibility of management of anether institution at this time." A telephone call to the Mother Superior revealed further that the Order will reconsider its; decision in si* months but at this time does not want to take on another hospital. IT WAS revealed the Order investigated five hospitals in the midwest this fall and of the number, were most impressed with Algona and St. Ann hospital. They will be contacted again on or about July 1, 19S7 if another Order has not been secured by over that time. Other Orders are now bedng contacted at this time by the group. The Sisters of Mercy, who have operated the hospital since its construction in 1948, have given notice they no longer are able to staff and operate the local hospital. But they have said they will continue to operate the hospital here if another Order or Other arrangements are not made until Jan. 1, 1968. Presently, there are only two sisters at the hospital — Sister Mary Lucille, the present manager, and Sister Bernadette. They have indicated a lay administrator will be hired as soon as possible to continue the hospital's administration until Jan. 1, 1968 or until another Order takes over. IRONICALLY, business at the hospital has been excellent the past month or so. Most beds were filled last week and one> spokesman for the hospital indicated "business has never been so good." It is thought that an increasing number of medicare patients lias helped fill the hospital to near-capacity the past few days Aitihough the group working on the hospital situation was disappointed in the reply of ,the Fwjioisoan Sisters, they are still optimistic that the Order might take another look at the situation here next summer and may reconsider its decision. Elmore man hurt in ear-truck crash An Elmore, Minn, man, Leonard H. Madetzke, 52, sustained injuries to his right elbow and right knee Friday evening about 10.25 p.m. when his car collided with a truck one-half mile south of Elmore, Minn., on high way 169. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated the accident and report the truck, driven by Danny May Oilman, State Center, had about $1,000 damage to the trailer while the 1960 Madetzke car had about $500 in total damage The' accident occurred as Ma detzke was traveling south out of Elmore and was about to turn left. The semi hit the rear of the Madetzke car and both vehicles continued down the road diagonally and landed in the ditch. The semi upset in the ditch. It was loaded with linseed meal. The crash occurred in Minnesota and the vehicles went into the ditch in Kossuth county. Neither of the drivers was injured. WINS STEREO UNIT Robert Altman, Livermore, was the winner of the Hi-Fi Stereo, AM-FM Radio Combination given by Diamond's in cooperation with North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. The drawing was held Friday, Dec. 23. ported uiittl ii;30*a;m^Saturday, according to auctioneer Charlie Quinn of Bancroft. He said the Roy Heins farm sale will be held as scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday 3'/i miles southeast of Swea City and the Miller sale will follow. The Hannah Heetland funeral at Lakota was postponed from Wednesday until Thursday with the Winter funeral home of Buffalo Center in charge of arrangements. THE ALGONA Coaches Clinic had been scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed until Thursday with the same schedule prevailing. If weather conditions are still not suitable today (Thursday), the Clinic will probably be postponed until Friday. There were many other post- )onements around, the county. Work at Weidenhoff's shutdown at noon Wednesday. At least two accidents were attributed to the snow,; A 15-year old Algona girl, Janette Minard,, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Minard, was struck by a car during the early hours of the enow. The accident occurred at the intersection of North Woodworth and East Lucas streets in Algona at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The car was driven by Clinton R. Young, 17, and owned by his father, Dixon Young of Algona. According to police who investigated, the car was traveling south on Woodworth street and the girl apparently ran into the street in the path of the car. She was taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment but sustained only bruises and was released Wednesday noon. No charges were filed and Young's car had about $50 in damage. The roads were snow-packed at the time. Schools would probably have been closed for the day but b3- cause of the holiday vacation, they were not operating. The kids were happy anyway. It gave lots of them a chance to try out their new Christmas sleds and skis. Dads were not so overjoyed. The eight-inch snow, drifted to several feet in some spots, gave them a chance to use their snow shovels. BURNING OF THE GREENS The Algona Girl Scouts will have their Burning of the Greens ceremonies next Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Algona city I dump area. LuVerne doctor Serious after morning crash •, - ...'-.-••-''" ' %iv > ;Dr. R. D. Brainerd, 37-year old LuVerne osteopath, was seriously injured Wednesday morning when his station wagon struck a milk truck three'miles east of LuVerne on the blacktop. He was rushed to the Hancock Memorial hospital at Britt by the Blake funeral .home ambulance. Dr. Brainerd sustained head and chest in juries'and a free*; hired knee. He was transferred from Britt to Mercy hospital at Mason City for surgery on the knee which was to take place later Wednesday. His physician at Britt, Dr. John Camp, said Dr. Brainerd's condition was "serious." His wife, Constance, 36, sustained minor injuries including outs and bruises. Her condition'is 'reported as good. \ . > ' The Brainerds had left Lu- Verne just a few minutes before and were going to Britt where he: was going to perform-several tonsilleotomies at the hospital there. , . The accident occurred as Dr. Brainerd was traveling'east on the blacktop, in. his 1965 Dodge station wagon and a Renwick Cheese Factory niilk truck driven by Robert Maass, also of Lu- Verne, was traveling north. ! The truck stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded'across the highway in the.path of the station wagon. Brainerd struck the rear of the truck and his wagon then went partly off the road. The Brainerd machine was a near total loss and the truck had about $500 in estimated damage. Maass was not injured. Charges of failing to enter a highway safely and having no chauffeur's license were filed against Maass by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and patrolman Tom Cogdall, who investigated. Two girls hurt in crash here Monday night Two teen-age girls were injured Monday night in a two-car crash in Algona, investigated by city police. A car driven by Cosetta Richardson, 16 of Swea' City, and owned by her father, Russell Richardson, had stopped to pick up a passenger when it was struck from the rear by a car driven by Norman Zaugg. also 16, of West Bend. He was charged with following too closely by city police. Miss Richardson sustained back injuries and was admitted io St. Ann hoapital for treatment. A passenger, Gloria Tay lor, had neck injuries, but was nest hospitalized. The Zaugg car had $150 in damages while the Richardson machine had $100 in damage. BUILDING PERMITS :« Sandy Stebritz, home addition? ALGONA MARKETS wfl Corn Beans Oats i69e*i WEDDING PERMITS Martin J. Kern, EleanOr^Ii; Nash, both Algona; John Spear,^ Darlene Koppen, both Lakota;?' Hugh Unger, Dixie Meyers, both?! Mason City. • "^ ST. ANN BIRTHS Dec. 23 — Mr. and Mrs, Chity les Smith, Algona, girl, 8 Ib.;i3<j oz. Dec. 24 — Mr. and Mrs. Char : ' les.Behr, Algona, boy, 7 lb.*9W> oz. MAYOR'S COURT ' Ronald. Presthus, Bancroft,^ speeding, $15; John S. Dahlhau-At ser, West Bend, speeding, $10; r David A. Smith, Algona, speeding, $10; Stanley Hanig, Corwith, OMVI, bond set at $500. ALGONA WEATHER High Low Snow Dec. 21 ___^ 40 Dec. ,22 , 27 Dec. 23 24 Dec. 24 25 Dec. 25 16 Dec. 26 _. 16 Dec. 27 _"_,_ 19 Dec. 28 i *SALE CALENDAR' 22 6 1 5 3 -2 3 15 postponed" 'from' Thursday/~at farm 3 miles east of Ledyard on blacktop and % mile south. Sale < includes full line of machinery. SALE TO'BEGIN V AT ll:30 A.M. Quinn & Clark, auctioneers; Farmers & .Traders Savings Bank, Bancroft, clerk. Full sale details in Advance last week. DEC. 31 — Roy Heins Estate" sale, at farm located 2 miles east, one south and V\ east of . Swea City. SALE TO BEGIN AT 9 A.M. Includes four tractors and full line of machinery. Quinn & Clark, auctioneers; the Lone Rock Bank, clerk. Full sale details in Advance today. JAN. 7 — Duplex Apartment house, located at 521 W. McGregor, Algona, Iowa. Sale begins at 1 p.m. House sells complete with drapes, Youngstown kitchen, refrigerator, electric stove and combination sink. Auctioneer, Ronald Peck. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Dec. 22 — Carla Hang, Algona, T & A. Dec. 23 — Walter Heerdt, Algona, medical; John Zeller, Algona, medical; Robert Origer, Bode, medical. Dec. 26 — Louisa Roeber, of Whittemore, medical. Dennis Schrauth, Bancroft, fracture. Dec. 27 — Cosetta Richardson, Swea City, medical; Nancy Knecht, Whittemore, T & A; Eugene Knecht, Whittemore, T & A; Terry McGuire, Algona, T & A; Catherine Besch, LuVerne, T & A; Lynn Kohlhaas, Uvermore, T & A; Janette Minard, Algona, accident. Dec. 28 — Sister Mary Ignatius, Algona, medical; Sister Mary Kevin, Algona, medical; Suzanna Wilson, West Bend, medical; Douglas Bunkofske, Algona, medical. NEW CARS AND TRUCKS The accident occurred about 10:50 p.m. on Woodworth street between Lucas and Linden here. POLICE CHICKED a minor accident Tuesday about 1 p.m on South Moore street when a ciar driven by Leola Knecht, oJ Whittemore, struck a parked car owned by William Johnson, Algona, as she attempted to park her car. NO PAPER MONDAY There'll be no Advance paper Monday of next week, Jan. 2. and the first paper of 1967 will be on Thursday. Jan. 5. Ben Gregory Studer, Wesley, Chev. Trk.; Elmer Albert Maahs, Whittemore, Trv. Trl.; Bancroft Impl. Co., Bancroft, Int'l. p/u; Algona Impl. Co., Algona, Int'l, Trk.; Marcus John Langerman, Swea City, Ohev. p/u; Roy Nicholas or Leota E. Walrod, Wesley, Chev. p/u; Robert Hamilton, Lakota, Merc.; Elmer Wm. Dole, Irvington, line.; Albin Jalnier Berkness, Armstrong, Oh^v.; Richard Allen Goohe, Bancroft, Ford; William Bryan or Neva Lucille Shipler, Swea City,' Merc.; Theodore Southgate of Margsaret Lacey Herbst, Algona, Merc; rie Margaret Kunz, (Continued a» Page (J)

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