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Alqona State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa th County VOL, 65-NO. 10 MONDAY, FIB, I, IMS - ALCONA, IOWA — I PAGES IN 1 SECTION Entered cs second class matter, CMC, t, 1966, at Algohd, Iowa, oostofficc under Act of Congress March 8, 1879 High school enrollment to rise SEEK MARSHAL Fenton — The Town Council announced at it's meeting Monday night, Feb. 1, that it will consider applications for the job of town marshal, The marshal is also responsible for street and water maintenance in Fenton; The Council issued a building permit to Mrs. Florence Saxton, allowing her to move a building to her property in town. BREAKS BONE IN ARM Seneca — Dennis Wilberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilberg is carrying his left arm in a cast and sling as a result of- a fall at the fcenton school last Monday. Dennis fell from one of the bars and suffered a broken bone. He will have to keep his arm in a cast until March 1 approximately. BROTHER DIES West Bend — Henry Mogler, Rock Rapids, brother of Sam Mogler and Mrs. Anna Schmidt, botn of West bend, died Jan. 26 at a hospital in ROCK Rapids. Funeral services for him were at Lester, Iowa. DONKEY GAME Burt — There will be a donkey basketball game at Burt Feb. 11 with the Crosby Donkey Ball Co. from Chippewa Falls, Wis., taking part. PROPOSES CABLE TV Blue Earth — The Blue Earth City Council received a proposal for Cable TV for the city by A. C. Bordwell, manager of the Clearyiew TV at Fairmont. The council said it would discuss the matter further. INSTRUMENT CONTEST, Swea City — Some 60 Swea City junior high and elementary music students will compete in . the instrumental .music contest at Mason City Saturday of this week. This is the first year for Swea City in the. contest. SELLS GAS STATION Corwith — Elton Ashpole, of has purchased Larceny charge in theft from Laing $ Nov. 10 Robert Eugene Brown, 20, Stratford, was arrested Thursday by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst on a charge of larceny in the night time. He was accused of taking an electric "saws-all" from the Laing Plumbing & Heating pickup truck during the night Nov. 10, 1964. On that night the Algona Fire Department was called to a car in a ditch a mile west on the McGregor street road which was occupied by two young men, one of which was brown. The car had caught fire. Brown was bound over to dis trict court by Delia Welter, Jus tice of the Peace, and his bond was set at $2500. He has not been able to furnish it and is in jail. The saw is alleged to have been sold in Fort Dodge by Brown, and has been identified as the saw stolen from the Laing truck. i .. , Ralph Prew, dies Thursday Ralph Prew, 59, Algona, formerly of Sutherland and Cherokee, died Thursday morning at St. Ann hospital. He had been living with his brother, Don Prew, and was taken to St. Ann after a fall on January 30. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran church, Sutherland, with Rev. Fred A. Elze oiiiciat- ing. Burial was in the Sutherland cemetery. McCullough's took the body to Sutherland. Mr. Prew was born at Linn : se7vic73on ?"^^^S.S!"!^,^l n here and took possession Feb. 1. The Ashpoles have moved into the Lou Speckman home here. • VOTE DOWN SCHOOL Emmetsburg — Voters of the school district here defeated a $750,000 bond issue for a new senior high school building here in heavy voting Wednesday. The final vote was 948 "for," and 752 "against" on the issue. A 60% "yes" vote was needed and the issue carried by 55.82%. 70th ANNIVERSARY Swea City — The Swea City Baptist Guild will hold a 70th anniversary guest day Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at the church. Local womens groups and the guild of the Bancroft Baptist church are invited to attend. Local Baptist guild was the first or ganized womens group in Swea City with 7 members when it was formed 70 years ago, The Baptist church was not organized until 1895. Mrs, Francis Torine is chairman, assisted by Mes- 1961. One son, Robert, Albuquerque, N. M. survives. Also, three brothers and' two sisters: Don Prew and Mrs. Ewald Voigt, Algona; John, Sioux City; Bernard, bellevue; Mrs. Dale Behrends, Humboldt. Friday was the warmest day here since Nev. 25 After nine consecutive days of sub-xero temperatures, things finally warmed up in Kossuth County last Friday and the mercury soared to an unbelievable 43 degrees. It was the warmest day since Nov. 25 of last year when the temperature got up to 50 degrees. Since Jan. 27, daily lows were -6, -18, 07, .16, .16, -10, -20 and .15. ON HONOR ROLL Louis Martin, son of Reese Martin, former Wesley barber Bonnaparte, was named to the Few guess eorreel identity ef "Buffalo Bill!" Remember that picture of "Buffalo Bill" we had on the Advance front page a t couple of weeks ago, promoting the liaak Walton buffalo dinner? Well, so many people com; mented oh it we thought we better give you the'proper identification. The gent with hunting coat, gun and mustache was Fred Geigel, well-known Algerian. But photographer Glen Ore; ham did such a masterful job of camouflage on him, even his own wife didn't recognita him. When she asked Fred who it was, he just kept silent and kept reading his paper. In fact, most people missed him. At least two Advance readers correctly identified Fred though, and received free buffalo dinners. They were Bill Ridge and John Out* ton, Jr. Wilm Meyer, old-timer at Titonka, dies Wilm T. Meyer, long time Titonka resident, died Wednesday at Timely Mission nursing home, Buffalo Center, where he had been for about two months. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Ramsey Reformed church in Titonka with Rev John Janssen officiating. Burial was in the church 'cemetery? -' "^ • . Mr Meyer was born June 2, 1868, in Germany, son of Trint- e Pannkuk and Tjark Meyer, le came to this area when he vas 21 years old and was marled Nov. 4, 1908 at Hampton. One daughter and three sons survive: Mrs John Smith, Titon; Jake, Burt; Ubbe, Wesley; William, Lakota, with whom he made his home prior to illness. Other survivors are a sister, Vlrs John Risius, Buffalo Ceu- Ler, and a brother, John Meyer, Claire City, Minn., 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. .'•'."• Barbershoppers sing Feb. 27 dames Petmer Thompson, Roy M i d ,Q Uar ter' Honor roll at the Kluger and Mrs. Glen Clark, - •- ------ Predict 19% increase here by 1974 The already overcrowded Algona public schools will have a projected enrollment of 825 students in junior and senior high by 1974, it was revealed this week in a brochure prepared by the Algona Community School District to be released soon. The figure of 825 DOES NOT allow for any population increase or any district reorganization but is merely i long-range view from present census figures. At the present time, the total junior and senior high enrollment is 692. Thus in nine years the projected increase is for 132 more pupils than are presently in the junior and senior highs The brochure, prepared by Supt. 0. B. Laing, will be pre sented to parents of public school children at a future date THE LATEST school census taken June 1, 1964, shows a to tal of 2,955 children in the age 5-21 bracket and 1,975 in the age 7-16 area. The current enroll ment figures for this year are as follows: Kg—225; Grade 1—126; 2— THE ASTRO-NAUGHTS, cur- from Independence, Mo. rent Central States champion, will be featured on the forthcoming Parade show of the Kossuth organization of S. P. E. B.-S. Q. S A ' -The, Kippers, 1962 District champions who have maintained their championship quality and performed before many large midwest audiences, will also perform on the program. They are (.standing talent to this communi- The Parade show is scheduled-ty in several- successful shows. for Saturday, Feb. 27, 1965 Starting, at 7:30 p.m. at the Algona high school auditorium. Tickets will be on sale soon and can be purchased from any of;the Bar- bershpppers or at Rusk drug in Algona. . • This will be the sixth annual parade show of the local barber- shoppers who have brought 6ut : 133; 3—121; 4—113; 5—131; 6— 116; 7—120; 8—125; 9—114; 1( —110; 11—109; and 12—114 About 40% of the kindergarten 957, now housing kindergarten hrough fifth grade. High School Site — purchased n 1956 and athletic fields devel* ped in 1962-64. THE BROCHURE presents the ousing situation at present in his way: Two rental buildings adjacent o high school block (former ^Jorth Central Public Service Co. nd Consumer Grocery build- ngs) used for overflow from ligh school building; elementary gyms being used for part of high school physical education and athletic programs; ' and Bertha Godfrey school, now inadequate r or anticipated elementary en- •pllment in east residential section of Algona (now using kindergarten through fifth" with practically no rural students). At the present time, over 600 pupils are transported to school each day with school' buses and over 1,000 lunches are served daily. The present school calendar calls for the closing of classes June 2, 1965 and the opening of schools for 1965-66 on August 30. The brochure presents some interesting financial figures. There are presently 65 teachers employed. The budget for the current year is'$854,082. Of the present 88.057 mill total property tax levy for the Algona Incorporated district (City of Algona), 49.29 mills is for the public school fund and 38:767 mills is for county, city and state funds. The average millage rate for the 10 rural, townships. included, in the Algona Community The local chorus will perform in the show." Its- members come from a radius • of 40 miles for practices and'performances. During a yearit puts on a number of performances, for various community audiences in this area. Current -president is Roland Bode; and director is Tom Canfield, Renwick, Mrs. Lynn Pulver is president of the guild and Mrs. Torine, vice' president, WINS CASE OF COFFEE Whittemore — The Legion Auxiliary was awarded a case of coffee as a result of being among the top 12 winners to re- ceive'an award for sending in the most coffee strips and. cou> pons per member. An average of 219 coupons per member were sent in to be used for toys for Jowa orphans. President Mrs, Theresa Hyink and rehabilitation chairman, Mrs. Irene Reed, worked hard to make this a suc< cess by getting coupons from Whittemore and some surrounding towns. Many orphans had a wonderful Christmas in 1964 be* cause of the united efforts in promoting the Christmas coffee club. C»N 5WINI If AM Mt. Vernon — Sophomore Jolw Schutter, son of Dr. anc Mrs John Schutter, of Algo na, was a member of the Coy nell College free style 400ryar4 relay team that set a new c0] lege record in that race at 3:37.8 in a dual meet with, Cos recen| E School of Commerce, Oma< ha. We sell anything! Well, almost. There's not much of a market for elephants in Kossuth County but we can sell ears, clothes, poultry, livestock, guns, farm machinery homes, farms and most anything you have around the house tha 1 you want to get rid of. Try an Advance Want Ad — reaching over 6,000 potential buyers for as little as $1.00 per week. "By far the larftft circuiatiojt The ADVANCE" Two accidents at Wesley in 5 minutes Charges were filed by Wesley marshal Norbert Hilbert after a pair of car accidents on the Wesley main street in the space of five minutes early Saturday morning. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was also called to help investigate, The first occurred about 12:15 a.m. when a car driven by Robert Ricke, 20, Wesley, struck a larked car owned by Theodore D . McNeil!, Spirit Lake, in front of the creamery. Damage to the McNeill car amounted to about ?600 and the Ricke car, owned by Mary Reiling, had $250 in damage. According to authorities, Ric* Ice was going east on the north boulevard, ran up the edge of snow piled in the middle of the street, lost control and hit the parked car. About five minutes later, a car driven by Richard Lee Reising, 19, Wesley, attempted to cut across the boulevard where snow had been cleared for pedestrian use and struck a car driven by Michael A. Froehlich, 17, also of Wesley. The Reising car had $100 in damage and the Froehlich car $50 in estimated damage. Charges were pending Saturday. PIVQRCE ASKEP A divorce petition was filed in district court Friday by Wayne Q. Jones asking separation from Nora C. Jones, both of Burt. They were married. June }8, at Falrnjont. There aje Happy birthday - it's 12 below zero Mayor Finn received a telegram Thursday morning which read:- "I was born in Algona on Feb. 3, 1887 and the temperature was 40 below zero. What is your temperature now? Wire Collect." Signed Clarence F. Morse, a vice chairman National Distinguished guests committee American Legion. Mayor Finn answered the wire — "Algona now 12 below wro, Happy Birthday." Mrs Ed Murtagh and Evelyn Cady both remember the family of Dr W. H. Morse as early residents here but are not familiar with a Clarence Morse. Ada Malueg dies Friday in Illinois Ada A. Malueg, 80, died Friday morning at a rest home in Homewood, 111. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. at the First Methodist church with Rev. Merlin Davies officiating. Ada A. Peters was born May 26, 1884 in Chicago, 111., daughter of Albertina Masow and William Peters. She was married to | Leonard J. Malueg August 16, 1907 in Algona. They came to this community 44 years ago. Survivors are two daughters and a son: Mrs. Olin Parrett, (Lucille), Seattle, Wash., Mrs. E. Kemper Huber, (Ruth), Homewood, JU-, and Irwin, Algona. 8 grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers were Tony Didriksen, Lyle Steele, Lloyd Muckey, James Elmore, Leonard Maasdam, and Byron Asa. McCullough's were in charge with bur- iai in, Riverview cemetery. Ex-Burt pastor's wife succumbs Burt — A former Burt pastor's wife, Mrs. E. L. Wittkoff, 72 of Marcus, died early Thursday at the Marcus hospital from a heart attack, Funeral services for her were held Saturday at Marcus. Rev, Wittkoff was a former pastor of St. John's Lutheran church of Burt and a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Meyer of Burt, also survives. IN WHO'S WHO Therese Bradley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Bradley, who is a senior at St. Catherine's college, will be listed in Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Students qualified for Who's Who on the basis 01 scholarship, participation anc leadership in academic and ex tra-curricular activities, citizen ship and service to the school and promise of future useful ness, TRUCK COMING The Goodwill Truck will be in Swea City Feb. 22. Anyone having articles of used clothing, shoes or rags may leave them at | the. Otto Kelly's home in Grant township, at Clayton Angle's, or place in the large box on the old church site. Mgoiu girl in "Ski" magazine Sheila Sullivan, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Wade Sullivan, if pictured in the recent is- fUti of "Ski" and "Skiing" magazine; now on sale. Miss Sulliyan is pictured in adver- titementt for Sun Valley, Idaho, where she was recreational director about a year and 9 h»lf ago- She if now studying at the University of Wisconsin. Mjfi fylliyan w« pictured putting on sfcjis in the magazine. Plumbing firm rents Finn building The building next to the Algona Theatre owne'd by Bill Finn has been rented to the Algona •lumbing & Heating firm, it was announced this week. The plum- )ing shop, which has been located one block,east with entrance n the alley, will move in as soon as remodeling is completed. The firm is owned by A. B. Oakland. children normally transfer to St. Cecelia's in first grade. Figures for the under age 5 division show — Under 1 year old — 188; 1 year olds — 188; 2 year olds — 223; 3 year olds — 241; 4 year olds — 224; and 5 year olds — 215. A total of 839 homes are now represented in the current enrollment. The brochure also gives a history of the present buildings and site expansions as follows: Third Ward — built in 1898, now housing kindergarten to second grade inclusive. Bryant — built in 1898 with an addition in 1912. Another addition was built in 1957 and this building now houses kindergarten through sixtli grade plu; high school athletics and physical education programs. High School — built in 1930 now housing part of junior and senior high programs. Annex — built in 1951, now housing band, vocational agricul ture and school hot lunch. Lucia Wallace — built in 1952 now housing kindergarten through sixth and part of Ath letic Physical Education pro gram. Addition built in 1954. Bertha Godfrey — built in School District is 69.127 mills Kith the schools getting the same 49.29 mills. " ... ' A SPECIAL 2% mill levy for' future building needs was voted at the general school election in Sept., 1963 and this money is now drawing interest to help pay for any future "school expansion in Algona.' •••-•••• The bonded debt for the district as of August 1, 1964 was $503,000. The debt on August 1, 1965, will be $445,000 with $58,000 of bonds being retired during the present year. The assessed valuations in the Algona district is $17,494,934 for general property and $2,867,977 for moneys and credits. The average cost of transporting the 577 pupils to school during the year 1963-64 was $68.67 per pupil. The average cost of education per pupil per month excluding transportation and principal payment on debt including depreciation in 1963-64 was $55.73 per .pupil per month. At the present time, several architectural firms have been contacted by the Algona school board and one will be chosen in the near future to begin plans for a new high school in this community. 300 attend Land Bank meeting Some 300 attended the annual meeting of stockholders of the Federal Land Bank Assn. Wednesday night at the Burt high school gymnasium. Burt Band Mothers served the dinner and Bridget Quinn, Bancroft, gave the talk with which she earned an award at the grain dealers convention in Des Moines. Glen Graham awarded the door prizes. J. V. Rowe was the speaker. Business reports were given by President Hugh Black and Manager Eugene Hutchins. Hugh Black and Robert Deal were re-elected directors for three-year terms. Pictured from left to right, front row: Larry Severson, field assistant; Russell George, Land Bank appraiser; Bridget Quinn of Bancroft; and Helen Haas, assistant manager of the association. Second row: Manager Eugene H. Hutchins; Director Marvin Junkermeier of Elmore; Director Robert B. Deal of Algona; and speaker, J. V. Rowe. Third row: Directors Douglas Wildin, Algona; President Hugh M. Black, Algona; and Leander Men- ik,e of Swea City.