Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 11, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 11, 1965
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Family escapes from early morning fire A rural Algona family escaped from their home early Saturday morning in a farm fire. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Redemske and four children got out of the house when eldest son, Jim, 17, heard a crackling noise and found a fire in the kitchen when he came downstairs. Me had arrived home from a basketball game at about 1 a.m. and the fire started shortly after. The Algona fire department was called and spent about two hours on the scene. Algona's assistant fire chief Chester Willey said the fire started in a faulty light switch in the kitchen. The fire was confined to the kitchen walls and a part of the ceiling and a part of the bedroom above the kitchen. The other Redemske children are ages 13, 2 and a small baby. Willey estimated the fire damage at between $1500 and $2000. There was also considerable smoke damage. The farm is owned by Wayne Keith. The family is staying temporarily with Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Woltz, Burt. Another fire call came in at 3:10 p.m. Monday afternoon at the Dreesman farm one mile south and half a mile west of Algona. John Dreesman and Donald J. Peterson were using State Historical Society Iowa City, Iova "MOAMISIVI MMCHANT4 AOVEATIt! IN TM6 PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER - fHE KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE" X MONICA EHRHARDT QUEEN Livermor* — Miss Monica Ehrhardt, Humboldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ehrhardt was crowned queen of the annual Charity "Ball at the Star Ballroom in Dakota City. This is sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi and the queen is chosen by popular vote of persons attending the dance. Miss Ehrhardt is employed at the Eateria Cafe in Humboldt. FIREMAN'S BALL Bancroft — The Bancroft Fireman's annual benefit dance will be held next Thursday, Feb. 18 at Interlaken. All firemen here are selling tickets. The Bohemian band will furnish the music. NAMED CHAIRMAN Lakota — Chairman of the Lakota Heart fund will be Mrs. Pearl Smith, who is the Lakota Postmaster. Other ladies assisting with the drive are: Mrs. Bob Beemer, Mrs. V. A, Barrett, Mrs. Vincent Archer, Mrs. Tena Price, Mrs. Otto Karels, Mrs. Bill Hanken, Mrs. Don Peterson, Mrs. Ole Rippentrop and Mrs. Elsie Kienitz. TO HONOR SOCIETY Lcdyard — Mr, and Mrs. Maurice Keil attended a banquet and the initiation ceremonies of the Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society at the Memorial Union at Ames. Pam Keil is a member of the group which was honored at the Feb. 3 festivities. There were about 300 in attendance. COME FROM HAWAII Bodt — Lt. and Mrs. Gary Engel and two children came last week from Hawaii to visit the Vilas Larsons, Goldfield, and David Engels here. Lt. Engel has an honorable discharge after 3Vfe years of service. They plan to vacation here several weeks. ^^M'I^^H ANNUAL MEETING Wtilty — The annual meeting of the Farmers Creamery Co| will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. in the high school auditorium. There will be a business meeting, election of directors, door prizes and lunch. Ralph Nichols of the Tri-County Drying Assn., WWtteinore, will be the speaker. Chas. Wier is buttermaker, Theron Hansen, bookkeeper, Earl Robinson and Jerry Pischer, truck driver. Rf-ENUSTS IN'IlR FORCE Bancroft — Staff Sgt, Tom Nurre, son of Mrs. E. F. Nurre, has re-enlisted for four more years in the Air Force. He is now stationed in Pakistan and expects to return to the States in a month or two and then be stationed at Goodfellow AFP, 4n§elo Benson's Welding truck to thaw some frozen pipes. Flames started around the motor generator that is used for welding. Mr. Peterson ran from the house and moved the flaming truck away from the house into the yard just before the flames reached the gas tank and blew up, according to Fire Chief Elbert. Charles Benson had driven the truck to the farm earlier and then left for the wrestling meet at Osage. Peter Mertz, 84, West Bend, dies Tuesday Wttt Bend — Funeral services for Peter Mertz, 84, will be held Thursday morning at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church here. Rev. Edgar Kees will be celebrant of the requiem mass and burial will be in the West Bend cemetery. Mr. Mertz, a retired West Bend farmer, died early Tuesday in St. Ann hospital, where lie had been a patient for the past 14 weeks. He was born and raised in the West Bend area and lived his entire life here. He farmed for many years, before retiring in 1953. He was married to Elizabeth Plathe at St. Joe in 1910 and she survives as well as three children: Mrs. Helen Mikes, Algona; Mrs. Harold Blinkman, Minneapolis, Minn.; and H. P. Mertz, Ottosen. There are also 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son was killed in action during World War,II. A brother, J. B. Mertz of West Bend and a sister, Miss Justina Mertz, St. Paul, Minn., survive. Lumber yard at Ledyard opens The new Ledyard Lumber Co. opened Monday in the building formerly occupied by the Rock Island Lumber Co. at Ledyard Don Kramersmeier was elected president of the organization at a meeting Saturday of 10 directors and shareholders. Corporation vice-president is Leon McCoy and E. F. Logemann is secretary and Melvin Logemann is treasurer. Other directors are Irvin Brandt, Harold Herzog, G. V. Kelling, August Klinksiek, Frank Rotterman and Clair Clark. Herzog was named authorized agent for the corporation and hired to manage the yard. Plans are being ''made for a grand opening next month after the remainder of the stock has arrived. Alqona Kcmuth County Entered as second class matter, Dec. 1, 1908. at Alflona, Iowa; (Sostofficc under Act of Conaress March 8. 1879 VOL, 65-NO, 11 THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 1965 - ALOONA. IOWA 18 PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS once Second deputy »•"*"«•""' sheriff added by Kossuth Wesley woman wins diamond A Wesley woman, Mrs. Merrill Zwiefel, was the winner of the $200 diamond ring set at Rusk Drug & Jewelry's 13th anniversary drawing last Saturday. Barbara Weydert, Bode, guessed within one aspirin of the number in a bottle to win a Zeiss Kikon Camera, She guessed 19, 976 and there were 19,975 in the bottle. Other major door prize winners were Sherry tfonde, Uvermore, Instamatio Camera Set, and Mrs. Glen Miller, Titonka, Candle Set. 0. E. S. School here Saturday The annual School of Instruction for officers of the Order of Eastern Star will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 12:30 in the chapter rooms at Masonic Temple and will be preceded by luncheon served by the Past Matrons' club. The evening in spection will begin at eight o' clock with visiting chapters in attendance. Mrs Fred Shilts is the Instructor in charge. • high school Tuesday night LARRY HUDSON Larry Hudson, 25 of Algona, has been hired as a second deputy sheriff for Kossuth County, it was announced this week by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Hudson began duty Monday in the sheriff's office. Lindhorst requested the second deputy earlier this year and the Kossuth Board of Supervisors gave its approval last week. Joan Mueller, who had served as secretary in the office for a number of years, resigned Jan. 1, 1965 and Lindhorst told the Board he would prefer to add a second deputy rather than an office girl. "An office girl does well in the office," he said, "but we feel a second deputy will also give us another man to send out on any jobs or work we need." HUDSON is a native of Algona, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oran -Hudson. ? His .-father is employed at Percival's. He served three years in the Army and after discharge in 1962, was employed as a dairy equipment salesman in Illinois for about 18 months. He returned to Algona last November and began work Monday. He is single. Can clean 32 miles of streets in day With good management, adequate equipment, and long hours the streets of Algona, all 32 miles of them, are cleaned in one day after a snowfall. According to Jess Lashbrook, street commissioner, this is the procedure: With three snow plows each street is plowed four times, equal to 128 miles; 26 blocks of snow are hauled from the business district and four parking lots. Snow is also hauled from blind corners, church parkings, Hood's parking and the library- Then the areas near 182 stop and yield signs, five railroad crossings, 42 hills, or 20 miles of sanding is done with 16,200 pounds of sand. The street department also cleans the snow off the skating rink, airport runways and hauls out the snow from around the hangars. The men start to work at 3 a.m. after the snowfall. AT LUNCH SCHOOL Helen Comfort, lunch director of the Algona Community schools, attended a meeting Feb. 4 at the university in Ames. The group discussed public food service needs in the next five to ten years to be prepared to meet those needs. Representatives from hotel chains, restaurants, hospitals and school lunch programs participated. Vandals entered the Algona high school building Tuesday night, littered papers and books in a number of rooms and did some damage to a school projector. It is believed they entered sometime before midnight. There were no tracks in the snow around a downstairs unlocked east window where they gained entrance. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst re|ported Wednesday the vandals threw papers and books around both study halls and also the principal's office, which they entered. A projector was knocked from a stand in the hall and was damaged somewhat. High court affirms case on Estrella The Iowa supreme court Tuesday handed down a decision affirming the conviction of Richard C. Estrella of shoplifting in the Kossuth county court last March. The case was tried in Judge G. W. Stillman's court and the jury found Estrella guilty. He was sentenced to five years at the prison at Fort Madison. He perfected his appeal after being taken to prison. Estrella was arrested shortly before Christmas of 1963 on a charge of taking some ten shirts from the Hub Clothiers. He was charged with taking the shirts, but was seen, and he was chased. Estrella was alleged to have turned the corner south at the Sheakley corner and dropping the shirts under an air conditioner in the rear of the store. However he was arrested and charg ed with shoplifting. Debaters rank high at Hartley At an invitational high school debate tournament at Hartley Saturday, the Algona high school finished third of 17 teams in the 'A" division. The team won five and lost one debate. Members are Maureen O'Brien, Jackie Kinden, Mike Stillman, and Gregg Buchanan. The "B" team also tinished third in their division with four wins and two losses. Barbara Medin, Karen Charles, Barry Watkins and Phil Taylor are on the team. John Vint is director. Assault charges in "spanking" case Assault and battery charges were filed Saturday in Justice of th« Peace Delia Welter's court in Algena against Mrs. Pearl Higgins, 57-year old Grant Consolidated grade school teacher. Charges were filed by Mr, and Mrs. Omar Smith, parents of Louise Smith, a pupil of Mrs. Higgins, following a spanking incident last month in the Grant school. Mrs, Higgins is to appear Saturday of this week for hearing, City employe falls; smashes foot Bill Ludwig, employee of the Algona Municipal Utilities at the power plant, was hospitalized at St. Ann after a fall Monday at 4:30 p.m. He had been unloading fuel oil at the railroad siding. In removing the piping, he slipped off the tank car onto the ground smashing his foot. He will remain in St. Ann hospital for a week and then be transferred to Park hospital at Mason City to have the bones set. Ice snarls traffic; causes accidents, injury to Alaonan Schools closed; rural power failure also Rain, ice and snow descended on Kossuth County Tuesday night and Wednesday and roads throughout the area were ice and snow-packed Wednesday after an all-day drizzle and early morning snow. All Algona Community School District schools were closed Wednesday as were Garrigan high school, the four Catholic parishes in the Garrigan district and Armstrong. All other county schools operated as usual but a number of schools outside of Kossuth in Northern Iowa were closed. For the Algona public schools, it was the first closing of the winter although classes have been let out early in the afternoons because of bad weather. Such was the case Tuesday. There were no classes also Wednesday at the School for Retarded Children in Algona or St. Peter & Paul's parish at West Bend. A NUMBER of area basketball games including most or all State line Conference games, were postponed or cancelled Tuesday night because of the icy roads. Rain began falling early Tuesday and continued most of the day. Streets were icy slick all day. Highways were clear most of Tuesday but slush began ac- cumlating late Tuesday and when the weather turned colder early Wednesday morning, this ice and slush froze. Only one electrical break was reported by Algona Utilities chief T. James Palmer. Branches from a tree fell on a Pikeside line north of Algona and service was disrupted for four hours in that area. ., Algona Utilities repairmen got a call about 5 p.m. and had power restored about 9 p.m. Farms in a large area from Algona to Burt were affected. "We were lucky though," Palmer said Wednesday. "This was the only damage and the only call we had." AFTER THE ICE froze early Wednesday, a light snow fell and about one inch was recorded at the weather station at radio KLGA. About a half inch of rain fell Tuesday here. An Algona man was injured in a fall and rushed to a Rochester, Minn, hospital Tuesday. He was Lyle Riedinger, a resident here about 10 years and head of the work unit of the U. S. Soil Conservation office. He fell off the slippery front step of his home about 12:45 p.m. Neighbors Jerrold Funk and Dale Mains carried him into the house and a doctor was called. He was taken to St. Ann hospital and after continuous vomiting, Algona youth on Viet Nam carrier USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43) (FHTNC) Jan. 28 — Interior Communications Fireman LeRoy A. Scherer, USN, son of the Alfred D. Scherers, Algona, is serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea operating with the U. S. Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific. The Coral Sea was scheduled to arrive in Subic Bay, Philippines, Feb. 2, for a period of rest and relaxation, but news over the weekend placed it near Viet Nam and planes from the carrier were in the striking force at North Viet Nam. The ship left Alameda, Calif., Dec. 7 and spent Christmas and New Years at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, enroute to the Western Pacific. While there she participated in combat training. LEROY SCHERER Gas company lowers rates North Central Public Service Co. has announced a reduction in natural gas rates in Algona of approximately $20,000 annually for eral income tax. Tax savings by North Central are also included. The reduction makes the fifth time in as rasny years that gas rates the firm gas users, effective for gas consumed have been reduced in Algona • after Dec. 27 as approved recently by the Iowa Commerce Commission. Pat Montag, manager, said the reduction is a result of a decrease in the cost of gas from fte pipeline pirtiilly 4yje to tfce reduced fed- Savings for individual customers will average in excess of $10 annually for gas used in home heating. Commercial heating customers will save on the average of $30 per year. 121 AHS students make honor roll •At the end of.the first semester of school 121 high school students were on the honor roll. Seven were straight "A" students: Jean Christiansen, Rod Ricklefs, Jackie Kinden Maureen O'Brien, seniors; Dennis George, Barb Knudsen, and Kathy Morz, sophomores; Debbie Laws, freshman. Other on the honor roll were: SENIORS — David Agena, Milton Butzke, Steve Hardy, Dennis Ohrtman, Rollie Perkins, Trudy Alt, Mary Cowan, Marilyn Deal, Dorene Funk, Emy Lou Garms, Jane Geilenfeld, Marilyn Harris, Darlene Heinrich, Sue Hemmingsen, Marlene Henderson, Pam Hopkins, Lois Hunt, Joyce Ludwig, Juanita Meyer, Judy Parrott, Linda Parsons, Dianna Pedersen, Barb Percival, Gayle Phillips, Roxie Rogert, Diane Smith, Ann Wilson, Jane Metzger, Janet Angle, JoEllen Baas, Karen Charles. JUNIORS — Bob Bradford, Gregg Buchanan, Mark Conn, Tom Dailey, Dave Martin, John Reid, Tom Ricklefs, Tom Samp, Dana Snodgress, John Snyder, Laws, Paul McBride, Roger Men- nekc, Don Riedinger, Jim Schutter, Steve Waller, Marlyn Metzger, Darla Carr, Connie Darbyshire, Rebecca Fraser, Sandy Harmes, Bonita Kiilsholm, Va- Lora Kueck, Linda Lovstad, Marilyn Paetz, Connie Schultz, Carol Sloniker, Lark Whittemore, Mary Willrett. FRESHMEN — Jeff Allen, Richard Black, John Frederick, Jim Jorgenson, Dolmar Mains, Robert Morgan, Dale Pedersen, Greg Perkins, Gregg Powell, Randal Riedinger, Robert Sigsbee, Dean Teeter, James Voigt, Tim Will, Roger Meyer, Cathy Chrischilles, Virginia Deal, Donna Fisher, Wendy Gardner, Sara Huber, Bev Knudsen, Linda Martin, Phyllis Moulton, Linda Ross, Susan Samp, Judy Scobba, Sharon Wagner.Niki Wegner, Nancy Yungeberg. Sixty-four junior high school students achieved the honor roll. Those having straight "A 1 ' were: Kathy Buchanan, Debra Huber, Rosemary Pendergast and Linda Schlapie in the 8th grade. Seventh graders were Robert Claude and Julie Chris- chillcs. Others Mike Stillman, Phil Taylor, Barry Watkins, David Walker, Sally Bay, Jo Cox, Eliana Fcbles, Sari- . Ulliers °» Ll di Hagg, Barb Medin, Sharon | honor ro11 werc: Menneke, Sue Moulton, Marjo Pomplun, Shirley Ringsdorf, Cheryl Rusk, Linda Sands, Peg on the junior high Schutter, Sharon Sundet, Carol Teeter, Judy Thomson. SOPHOMORES —Tom Claudo, Chris Conn, David Gerber, Daryl Johnson, Roger Johnson. Brocko 8TH GRADE — Tim Black, Philip Bode, Dale Briggs, Randy Krause, Max Laird, Dean Bowman, John Morgan, David Riley, Mark Snyder, Todd Tregan/a, Terry Ziesman, Linda Allen, Susan Dodds, Patricia Fraser, Sandra Graham, Evelyn Haack, Pat Hopkins, Barbara Jergen- s01 ?' Je *« J ° r S« n011 ' Kathy Me- slid off the road Tuesday morn- sn01 ?'. e *« ° r S« n ? 011 ' a in on a hil Bndo ' Debblc Sabm ' Jud y ing on a hill on Ridge road was was rushed, still unconscious 10 j southeast of Algona Rochester by ambulance about j M rs. Norman Christian „„ 4:30 p.m. His wife accompanied driving home when her car slid mm. Late Wednesday there was no news Rochester. Mrs. N. E. Hietcr is staying with the Riedinger children. bee, Karla Sjogren, Kathy Skow. Peggy Ziltritsch. .. .. - . . 7TH GRADE — Terry Dailey, mm-ninP u ff tl6 /? ad , " ear ^l" 1 \° me - Af ' Wayne Dohlman. Gary Hagen, vet from''f f tele P honc ca "• l er , h , us - Ronald Krogsj-aard. Bruce Mar- yetjrom band, manager ol Gambles, shall , Bruceb £ luell Mark 01 . drove out to help and his auto- son Lan|lv n , mi|)Si steven L. mobile shpped off the side of Schull G ' rrv Wh u ' uni(jrCf lonc ADVANCE ALMANAC NEW COURT CASES Wayne C. Jones vs. Nora M, Jones, divorce. ALOONA MARKETS Corn £j |2 Immediate Beans ___ $2.65-$2 70 Oats 6?c SELECTIVE SERVICE Enlistments — Thomas Teeter, Whittemore, air force; Robert Pech, Swea City, army. WEDDING PERMITS Wayne R. Worth and Donna M. Akkcrman, both Monroe. Thomas Henry, Algona, Marija I. B. Teresko, Fenton. MAYOR'S COURT Ethel M. Colwell, Algona, failure to yield at intersection, $10; Ronald L. Bitz, Algona, follow! D- g i to «, closely ' $1 °; Rober t Ricke, Wesley, reckless driving. $25. ALGONA WEATHER H Feb. 3 9 Feb. 4 is Feb. 5 43 Feb. 6 44 Feb. 7 __23 Feb. 8 30 Feb. 9 32 Feb. 10 ST. ANN BIRTHS L -14 -14 14 27 17 1 23 24 Tr. .04 .50 n u' 4 ~~ Mr ' and Mr 8 - Joseph Buscher, Algona, girl, 6 Ibs. 1V/ Z oz. Feb. 6 — Mr. and Mrs. Victor Youngwirth, Corwith, boy 10 Ibs. 12 oz. Feb. 7 — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kisch, Algona, girl, 7 Ibs. 8 oz. Feb. 9 — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dogotch, Whittemore, girl 6 Ibs. 6 oz. ' ST. ANN HOSPITAL Feb. 3 — Leon Ludwig, Ottosen, surgery. Feb. 4 — Herman Wichtendahl, Algona, medical. Feb. 5 — Mrs. Lillian Willrett, Algona, medical; Emma Knecht, Whittemore, medical- Daniel Webb, Algona, medical. Feb. 7 — Marvin Loebig, Whittemore, surgery; Mrs. Martha Riedel, Burt, surgery. Feb. 8 — Joseph Rapp, Bancroft, medical; William Ludwig, Algona, fracture; Baby David Strohman, Algona, boarder; Anna Besch, Whittemore, medical; Mrs. Cora Cooper, Algona, medical. Feb. 9 — Oliver Young, AJ- gona, surgery; Mrs. Caroline Wesselman, Algona, medical. Feb. 9 — Bill Burnett, Algona, medical; Lyle Riedinger, Algona, head injury. NEW CARS AND TRUCKS MANAGER John Claude reported very little damage to the telephone lines from Tuesday's ice storm. Even Ihe farm lines held up remarkably well under the weight of the ice. Since the Fall of 1963 the long distance lines to Mason City and beyond have been buried in an underground cable. Those in cable to the south will be in operation soon. As a result, Al- gona'' should never be isolated because of ice storms. Two cars and a school bus Tri Co. Coop Drying Assn., Whittemore, Chev, tr.; Robert Beemer, Lakota, Ford p/u; Algona Plb. & Htg., Algona, Ford' Econo.; Edward Arend, Algona, Ford p/u; Willie W. & Edward E. Bowman, Algona, GMC; Jeffrey Jay or Mary Jane Atherton, Algona, Buick; Schultz Bros., Algona, Pont.; Geneva E. Hilton, Algona, Olds; Ruth Stephas, Bancroft, Pont.; Maynard or Clara Hertzke, Lakota, Merc.; Kasper L. Kohlhaas, Livermore, Olds; Levi Banwart, West Bend, Olds; Charles Guerdet, Armstrong, Ford; Herman P. Mertz, Ottosen, Olds; Cecil Pingel, Ledyard, Richard Madson, Wesley, Buick; Rufus L. Thompson, Elmore, Plym.; Lester Johnson, Algona, Chev.; Barrel D. Leek, Wesley, Chev.; James F. McMahon, Algona, Chev.; Myrtle J. Peterson, Swea City, Chev.; George Merron, Bancroft, Pont.; Eugene or Helen G. Huber, Algona, Pont.; Sharon Kay Grant, Algona, Ford; Joel M. Herbst, Algona, Rambler. AUCTIONS About the same time a school bus driven by Amos Meyers with 4 kindergarten children still to be delivered started to go up the same hill. Because of the slippery condition of the road the bus could not make the hill and as the driver eased it back down the hill one wheel went off the grade. ., , ,.,. „ . i ] FEB. 11—Ben Arndorfer auc- .Mctzger. Ineresa Beaumont, Lea tioili at farm i ocated 2 miles Lynn Buchanan, .Marilyn Dan. Becky Devine, Knstine Easter, Rebecca Kgel, Christine Groen, Marlene Gruon. Cindy Hansen, Virginia llardgruvc. Sharon Hix, Debbie Johnson, Diana Levy, Becky Mino, Marcy Moen, Dorene Mowers, Jan Scluilz. Kathy Senenfelder, Kathy Taylor, Debra Will, Barbara Colwell. CORRECTION: Monday's Ad- A tow truck was used to get vance stated the number of them back on the roadway, school teachers in Algona was There were no injuries. 65. There are 85 teachers. west and one south of Britt. Sale includes 49 head of brown Swiss, dairy equipment and farm machinery. Quinn & Leek, auctioneers; First State Bank, Britt, clerk. Full sale details in Advance last week. FEB. 1? — Theodore Jacobson closing out sale, at farm located three miles north 01' Burt and one east. Sale includes complete line of farm machin- (Continued on Page 3;

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