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First baby of 1965 "fHt ADVANCE'* NIW lid IASY45. READ TYPE IS &00b fOR THfe 6YI5" State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa 03 Second class matter, Dee. 1, 1908, at Alaona, Iowa, oastoffice under Act of Conaross March 8. 1879 IS PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, JAN. 1, WS — ALGONA, IOWA - VOL. 65—NO. 1 MR. AND AARS. John Marti, Irvington, are the parents of the first baby of the year to be born at St. Ann hospital. Janet Kay, who weighed six pounds and 13 ounces, was born at 8:39 a.m. Jan. 2. Mrs Marti is the former Cyrilla Schmidt. The grandparents are Mr and Mrs Ray Wessel and Mrs Jake Marti, West Bend. The Marti family includes three other children: Paul, 6; Terry, 3; and John, 2. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. ADVANCE ALMANAC Digest of Week's NEWS SELECTIVE SERVICE Enlistments— Dennis Ellman, Lakota, navy; Daniel Ludwig, Whittemore, air force. ALGONA MARKETS Corn $1.10 December Beans $2.58 Oats BUILDING PERMITS 65c Bronson Building, dwelling, $9500; Bronson Building, dwelling, $9000; Allen P. Wagner, move a garage. NEW COURT CASES Willis W. Richman vs. Mari- Olds; Druggist 'Mutual Ins. Co., Algona, Ford; Joseph Welp, Bancroft, Merc.; Mrs. Katherine L. Krause, Algona, Ford; Glen T. Thilges, West Bend, Ford; Maurice Bernhard, Bancroft, Merc.; Flora Bradley, Bancroft, Chev.; Taylor Mtr. Co., Algona, Ford; Edward Meyer, Fenton, Ford; Hazel Lusby, Algona, Chev.; Harry Greenberg,- Algona, Mustang; Mary Jean Hood, Algona, Plym.; Wm. &/or Katheryn Nugent, Algona, Plym.; LeRoy Weber, LuVerne, Chev.; Gerald 0. Frankl, Irvington, Olds; Elmer L. Haas, Lakota, Comet; Cunegundes Sullivan, Ledyard, Merc.; James L. Hacker, Swea City, Dodge; Howard Hazel Miller dies Saturday from monoxide Just four days after the death ?f her husband, Mrs. Hazel Mil' ler died early Saturday, Jan. 2 it St. Ann hospital from the ef- 'ects of carbon monoxide pois- ming. Her husband Ralph Milter, 74, i prominent retired Algona ranker, died last Tuesday of the )oisoning. The couple were ound in their Algona home Nov. 22, overcome from fumes. Funeral services for Mrs. Miller were held Monday morning at the First Congregational church with Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery at Estherville with McCullough's in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Dean Parrott, Rex Taylor, Harry Greenberg, Richard Norton, James McMahon and Richard Post. SHE WAS BORN Nov. 12, 1898 at Emmetsburg, the daughter of Florence Julia and Leonard G. Thompson. Hazel Thompson was married to Ralph Miller in 1921 and the couple lived in Algona for over 35 years where he was in the banking business until his retirement in the early 1950's. Survivors include a brother, John B. Thompson, Tallahassee, Fla.; nieces Mrs. Perry White, Philadelphia, Pa. and Mrs. Ed Rickmann, Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. Kelton Houts, Sioux City; and Mrs. David Eifrig, Baltimore, Bode man first 1965 Iowa highway victim FLORENEUS B. HEMMESTAD, 30 of Bode, was killed when this car went off the'rorfd on highway 169 about 4 a.m. Friday just north of Fort Dodge. He was south-bound when the machine went off onto the right shoulder, went several hundred feet knocking over two steel reflector posts before hitting a supporting post for a highway sign. The machine literally exploded then, according to Webster County Sheriff Ray McCoy. It came to rest in .tall weeds. The wreckage was spotted by a passing motorist who saw the car's headlights shining in the field. Photo courtesy Ft. Dodge Messenger. Farm Bureau lyn Richman, divorce; Shey & Smith( LuVerne, Ford; Donald Md. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death besides her parents. Hazel Miller was a member of the Congregational church, the American Legion nd St. Ann Auxiliaries and the Order of the Eastern Star. LuVerne student wins a scholarship Ames — George Hanselman, son of the Earl Hanselmans, Lu- Verne, has been awarded a Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben scholarship of $450 at Ames where he s a sophomore in farm operation. The award is based on Gotten vs. Robert Thul, account, $569.90; Estherville Coop Creamery vs. Oscar Minkel, damages, $4177.68. ST. ANN BIRTHS Jan. 2 — Mr and Mrs John Marti, girl, 6 Ib. 13 oz. Jan. 4 — Mr and Mrs William Carey, Bancroft, girl, 7 Ib. 1 oz. Jan. 5 Mr and Mrs Fox- Bormann, Livermore, Merc.; Thelma J. Steenhard, Lakota, Chev.; Harvey V. &/or Mildred I. Larson, Lone Rock, Chev.; Allen Linde, Swea City, Olds; Robert Guy Beemer, Lakota, Ford. AUCTIONS hoven, Algona, boy, 7 Ib. 2 oz. ALGONA WEATHER High Dec. 20 31 Dec. 31 Jan. Jan, Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. 36 38 22 30 38 34 Low 27 1-1 30 9 -2 19 11 18 Rain .01 trace MAYOR'S COURT Edwin A. Helmers, Algona, speeding, $20; James R. Peterson, Jr., Algona, failure to have control, $10; William S. Farnham, Algona, failure to stop on red light, $5; Delburne Carpenter, Fort Dodge, speeding, $10; Lawrence S. Kockler, Swea City, operating motor vehicle while license suspended, 2 days in jail, ST. ANN HOSPITAL Dec. 30 — Mrs Harvey Steven Algona, medical; George Grim sehl, Algona, expired; John Kol- iasch, Algona, medicrl. Dec. 31 —Henry Sehultz, 01 Whittemore, medical. Jin. I — Vincent Elbert, of Whittemore medical; Baby Al Ian Diamond, Algona, medical Jin. 2 — Mrs Ralph Miller Algona, expired; Mrs Pear Simpson, Algona, medical. LEO WAGGONER The Kossuth County Farm Bureau membership kick-off is to be held Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Legion hall, Burt, with a ham dinner at noon for all scholarship, character and need. a nam ^ nner ai n ? on Ior au The reciment must r-nmp fmm membership committee, cap- Jan. 8 — Harold Angus sale, at farm located mile north of Algona. Complete farm ma'ch- inery listing plus 298 head of livestock. Quinn & Yungeberg, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk. Full sale details in today's Advance. Jan. 9 — Anton "Tony" Weydert sale, at farm 2 miles wesl and 8Mi south of Algona. Sale ncludes full line of machinery tleve & Yungeberg, auctioneers; owa State Bank, Algona, clerk, Sale details in today's Advance. Jan. 13 — George Hypes clos- ng out sale, at farm located three miles south of Armstrong on highway 44. Sale includes full line of machinery, 50 ewes, 67 head of cattle and '40 pigs. Clark & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings Bank, Arm* strong, clerk. Full sale details in Advance Monday. Jan, 14 Thorston Satern farm sale, at farm located one mile north, 2¥i east and J /2 mile north of West Bend. Sale includes 1959 Massey Ferguson No. 50 tractor, full line of machinery and 66 head of sheep. Arnold & Yungeberg, auctioneers; Cylinder State Bank, clerk. Full sale details ni today's Advance. FEB. 5 — Oliver Mathson sale at farm 2 miles north and 4 miles east of West Bend, or 4 miles south and 3 miles east of Whittemore, or 2 miles west, 6 miles south and 4 J A miles west of Junction 169 and 18 north of The recipient must come from an Iowa county which exhibited livestock at the Ak-Sar-Ben show of the previous year. He is a member of Farm House fraternity, president of Phi Eta Sigma freshman scholastic honorary, and publicity chairman for the Farm Operation club. He is social chairman for Farm House fraternity and was ticket chairman lor the Autumn Cotillion dance. Forgeries investigated at Swea City Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph uindhorst is investigating a ser- es of reported forgeries at Swea City, Three checks were presented for quite sizeable amounts, one for $50 and two for $60. They were cashed at a grocery store, hardware store and clothing store. They were drawn on the Armstrong bank and made payable to Herman Morgan and supposedly carried the signature of a Swea City farmer. Three other checks ranging in the same amounts were also cashed at Buffalo Center and were also made out to Morgan. All have been declared forgeries. Parking meter receipts tains, directors, workers and personnel. Farm Service and Insurance Company personnel will be helping serve the meal. Leo Waggoner, Director of the Field Service Division, of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, will be the featured speaker. Waggoner has served as director of the field service division of the IFBF since July 1958. All membership workers are urged to attend this meeting. Circle the date, January 13 on your calendar and come to the Legion hall, Burt, for your noon meal. Mother of Algona dies Kollasch heads supervisors again The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors had its organizational meeting for 1965 all day Monday at the courthouse here and A. M. "Tony" Koliasch, of Swea City, was re-named as chairman, Lawrence Newbrough, Lone Rock, was named as county farm overseer for '1965 with Garry McDonald, Algona, assistant. On the Social Welfare committee will be Newbrough; Mrs Lloyd Bohannon, Algona; and John Rode, Titonka. Fire crew answers two alarms The Algona fire department rnswered calls on each of the first fwo days of tile " New 'Year Friday evening they were called to the Johnson House because of an overheated transformer in the display case. No damage was done. There was just an odor that needed Lo be checked At 6:25 p.m. on Saturday the de partment answered a call to the Johnny Hciderscheidt home. Minor smoke damage was done to the dining room as a result of magazines which the children dropped down the heat register from an upstairs bedroom. * # Rites Monday at Bode for F. Hemmestad A 30-year old Bode man, Flo- reneus Bennett Hemmestad, became Iowa's first 1965 highway fatality when he was instantly killed about. 4 a.m. New Year's morning one-half mile south of the junction of highways 5 and 169 'north of Fort Dodge. Hemmcstacl's car struck three posts and literally exploded as it came to rest. Most of the car, pictured above, continued 255 feet more southwest into a field. There were no witnesses. The machine was found by Rudy Espinoza of Fort Dodge as lie drove to work and he spotted the headlights shining in the Held. FUNERAL SERVICES for Mr Hemmestad were held Monday afternoon at the St. Olaf Lutheran church in Bode with Rev. M. 0. Kraabel officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born at Volga, S. D., and came to Bode when only Besides his foster mother, he is survived by three brothers and three sisters, all outside of Iowa except for Howard Hemmestad of Fort Dodge. Also surviving are two foster sisters, Mrs Walter Bakken of Bode and Mrs Ralph Larson, Mallard, and a foster brother, Henry Engcr of Mallard. Million dollar gain by Home Federal '1 lie annual statement of the Home Federal Savings & Loan Association shows a better than million dollar gain in footings Lindhorst nabs two on check charges Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst completed work on two check cases here this week with the apprehension of two men — one at iiarron, Wis. and the other at Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Orville Koon, 52, of Sioux Itapids, was bound over to district court on $2500 bond on a forgery charge here Wednesday morning in Justice Delia Welter's court. Lindhorst went to Sioux Rapids to pick up Koon who admitted the forgery. He drove a semi-trailer into the Blue & White One-Stop on Dec. 10 and wrote a check on a "Robert Nelson" for $40. Part of the money was in cash and the rest was for fuel and merchandise. It was ironic that he used the last name "Nelson" since the firm is owned by Carl Nelson. After extensive investigation, Lindhorst said he determined it was Koon who was responsible and lie picked him up. THE SECOND case dates back to April, 1964, when a Ed Holz ;avc Ervin Borchardt, Fenton arnier, a check for $440 for a tractor he bought from him. The check bounced . on insufficient lUiuls and a charge of "unlawful flight to avoid prosecution" was tiled against Holz. lie was picked up by the FBI in September at Barron and released on bond. During this time, lie was given a 90-aay jail sentence on a truck overload charge and when he was released this week, Lindhorst drove to Barron where Holz waived extradition and was over the previous year's statement. Savings total $19,126,' 833.76 in. the statement Jan. 1 as compared with a -year ago of $18,165,833. First mortgage Joans increased from $17,681,556^47 to $18,523,329.56. The association has a reserve of $1,379,960.41. The footings in creased from $20,078,051.48 last year to $21,369,452.75 this year. Cash and securities total $2,319,786.48. Flood lighting shows municipal plant Many Algonans have not noticed the rather spectacular Fort Dodge junior college and Buena Vista college for one year each. He was home for the holidays from Brown Electronic flood lighting of the municipal institute of Minneapolis where Car into ditch New Year's Eve A car • driven by Douglas three years old to live with an i Downs, 22 of Wesley, went into aunt, Mrs Hilda Enger. He hadj the ditch one mile south of Sex- lived in Bode ever since. | ton last Thursday, Dec. 31 at Hemmestad was a graduate j about 8:15 p.m., according to of Bode high school, attended | information received at the Kos suth County Sheriff's office. Downs told authorities he stopped for a stop sign and when he pulled away, the back end of the car started to skid and light plant on north Hall street, he had enrolled in the fall. He ! the front end slid into the ditch. The street is not a main artery, had been employed as a TV re-, Total damage was estimated at but Algonans should take an op-1 pairman by the .Togerson TV between $300 and $400. No Mrs Jerry Strohman, 60 of Emmetsburg, mother of Mrs Robert Laubenthal of Algona, died last Thursday morning at her home at Emmetsburg. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist church there on Saturday with burial at Ayrshire. She was a lifelong Palo Alto resident and is survived by her husband and eight other children besides Mrs Laubenthal. Fluid on charge of Jtn, 4 — Albert Thilges, o Algona. Machinery and raised, Bode, medical; August Roeber, Whittemore, medical. Jin, S — Michael Carpenter, Bancroft, medical. NEW CARS ANP TRUCKS laneous. Quinn & Yungeberg, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk. Sale details in Advance later. Feb. 9 Alyin Erpelding to up i« 1964 Parking meter receipts for the year 1964 netted $1,244.22 over 1963 with a total of $18,637.85. Of this amount $3,890.90 was collected in meter violations) I $94.82 received in jpiscellaneous —interest on invested funds and day rentals. For the months of March, July, September §nd December the intake from the meters was over $1,300 a month, the highest being in December with a total of $1,794.07. The other eight months were all closing out sale, at south edge (over a thousand dollars. Meter Cook's Scrap Iron & Metal, ] of St. Joe. Complete line of good Algona, Ford Trk.; Elmer Hellman, Bancroft, Chev. p/u; Jo- farm machinery. Yungeberg Kleve; "Red" Madsen, clerk, Full seph Bradley Equip., Algona, sale details in Advance later. violations were higher in 1962 and 1964 than in 196,3—with drunk driving costs paid in 1962 of $3,629.91 S. degree in Elementary Educa and $3,244.69 in 1963. Donald C. Stalling was fined $300 and costs last weekend by judge G. W. Stillman on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He was arrested Oct. 30 on E. Lucas street in Algona. NIW TIACHiR Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, Mrs Donna Mae Bonnstetter oi West Bend assumed the teaching duties in second grade at Lucia Wallace school, succeeding Mrs Clare Wolcott who has resigned,. Mrs Bonnstetter is a graduate of Iowa State University at Ames and earned the B. portunity to see it. The light store of Bode, plant was enlarged last year and a new engine installed, making a huge improvement for the community. Members of the Algona Municipal Indutries board are Al Buchanan, Mel Bay and Bert Harmes. Many thousands soo Nativity Frank Saiter, president of the Methodist Men's club, who sponsor the Kaib Nativity scene at the Fairgrounds, reports a good attendance this year. The viewing dates ran Irom Dec. 16 thru Jan. 3, According to the guest register there were from three to five thousand viewing the scene. 125 Iowa towns were represented, 17 states and three foreign countries. Damage case filed in truck-car crash A damage suit was filed in district court by the Estherville Cooperative Creamery against Oscar Minkel. The petition alleges a car driven by Minkel collided with a creamery truck on highway 9 three miles east of Swea City. Damage to the truck was listed at $4177.68. charges were filed. brought back-to jail here. He is charged with "false uttering and drawing of a check" and the case was turned over to district court. Ringsted pastor breaks back in sliding accident Rev. Gordon Miller, 42, pastor of the Ringsted St. John's Lutheran church, suffered a fractured vertebra in a tobogganing accident on the old golf course about five miles northeast of Ringsted Sunday afternoon. He was riding on the toboggan in a sitting position with Jack Waldschmidt, 9, and Lonnie Hoien, 12, when it hit a sharp bump, throwing all three into the air. The minister, now • patient at an Estherville hospital, will be hospitalized for two months with a fracture near the center of the spinal column. The Waldschmidt boy suffered a dislocated thumb and the second youth was unhurt. Car meets pole-BANG! tion. LUNCHEON A report luncheon for workers on the drive for funds for the Good Samaritan home here will be held Friday noon at the 1 i Algona hotel. TWO ALGONA police officers look on as a wrecker prepares to tow oJ'f a late model Oldsmobile driven by James R. Peterson Jr.. 16, Algona, and owned by his father, about 1:15 a.m. New Year's Day after it struck a telephone pole oh Diagonal street near the Oak street intersection. Charges of failing to have his car under control were filed against the driver after it skidded on slick streets and struck the pole. Peterson was not injured.