Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 18, 1965 · Page 1
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NEW LAKOTA MANAGER Lakota — fid Marlow, Bancroft, has been named manager by the American Cynamid Co. of ttieir fertilizer plant at LaKota. The new plant, located % • mile east ol LaKota on highway 9, is not yet completed. Marlow has been "district manager lor the Standard Chemical Co. and his position will be tilled by a former Bancroft man, Howard Wey- aert. WORKS IN ARKANSAS Livermore—Johnny faith, who is employed by the American Sprinkler System, is working at Monticello, Ark., at the present time. They install sprinkler systems in large buildings tor tire prevention. GETS ARMY AWARD wesicy — mome vVingert received a safe driver award while assigned to the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment in Germany, Jan. 2d. He is a mechanic in Troop G., 2nd Reconnaissance bquauron, and entered the army in Decemoer, lyotf. ne was i stationed at Fort Carson, Coio., and arrived overseas in Decent ber, 1962. He is a son of the Clare Wingerts, and is a gradu ate of St. Lawrence College, hign school, Mount Calvary, Vvis. EX-RESIDENT DIES Bancroft — Mrs LI. J. Schlind wein, a tormer uancroit resident, died ueo. 12 at New Hampton loilowmg a stroKe. She was 66 years oiu ana was born at Bancroit. 5>everai Bancroft resi- firm, dents were among the relatives attending 'the luneral. PUBLICIZE GROTTO West Bend — Rev. Louis H. Greying,'^pastor "or t>t. Peter & Paul's camoiic church here, and fceyi Fneden, went to Cnicago tins weeK in a converted school i»us loaded with advertising materials to help publicize the West fiend Grotto. Also assisting in the presentation are ivlr and Mrs Eddie JJorweiler and Mr and Mrs Milford Gade, who will continue on to Mexico on vacation. They will make their presentation at the Sportsman's &now in the International Amphitheater in Chicago- , i . . CARD PARTY DATED Lone KOCK — 'ine next Auxiliary card party will be Feb. 26 at Legion hall. Everyone is welcome. The last one was not held Feb. 11 because of the big snow. Alqonti Kcmutll Cou VOL, 65-NO, 13 THURSDAY, Fit, II, IMS —ALOONA, IOWA— tt)+A6ES IN 2 SECTIONS thtered os second class mattef,'B*e/f, • 1968, at Alflona, lowo, postoffied undef Atf of Congrws March 8, 1879 State Historical Society X Iowa City, Iowa ance Fifty-five more new cars and 18 more new trucks were sold during 1964 than in 1963 in Kos< suth county, it was revealed in records compiled by County Treasurer Rosella Voigt's office this week. In addition, the dollar volume was up nearly $300,000 on the new units. Total car sales in 1964 were 986 compared to 931 in 1963. Trucks were up from 156 in 1963 to 174 in 1964. A total of $3,616,951.00 was spent on new cars and trucks New car and truck sales up in 1964 in Kossuth County •. *•*• _ *~ J Ff1ft«*k £i*M*M4K .£ 4*^ 4 fkA*l m*i^*m .K^td^ An *» ^. _. . • 4 _. • _ _ _ « • . * ^.. . '. . . _ *^^ The figure for 1963 was only $3, 329,189.38. CHEVROLET again led sales in the county with 322 units sold, down three from a year ago. Ford was runnerup with 236 units, up seven from a year ago. There was a'reshuffling of positions after that. Mercury jumped from seventh in 1963 to third in 1964 with 86 total sales. Dodge remained in fourth place in county sales while Oldsmobile dropped from third to fifth and in Kossuth county during 1964. i Pontiac remained in sixth place. Rambler jumped ahead of Buick for seventh place. Biggest percentage increase was in Plymouth with 29 units sold iii 1964 compared to just nine in 1963. The addition/of a local dealer for this make car was the reason for this upsurge. Sale of Chryslers was also!up from nine in 1963 to 19 In 1064. Again in 1964, December was the biggest car-buying month with $430,822 in dollar volume. October replaced January as the second leading month while January was in third, July in fourth 'ifiSJJS^J! and November in fifth place. POOREST months for new cat- sales in the county Were September, August, April and March in that order. A total of $74,075.84, about $5,000 up from 1963, was sent to the State for use tax, according to Miss Voigt's records. License titles and fees brought the state another $472,345.93 while the amount retained in Kossuth County from licenses, titles and liens amounted to $10,454.60. There were 15,342 cars regis- tered in Kossuth County in 1964,, Buick 40 up considerably from a year ago. There were 4,909 titles issued and 1,260 liens issued in 1964. Chevrolet also led in truck sales, followed by Ford, International and CMC, the same order as in 1963. Make No. Sold Chevrolet 322 Ford 236 Mercury 86 Dodge 67 Oldsmobile 64 Pontiac ._ 54 Rambler 51 Plymouth 29 Chrysler 19 Cadillac 7 Volkswagen 5 Lincoln 3 Imperial __ Make NEW TRUCKS No. Sold Chevrolet 64 Ford 35 International 31 Semi-Trailers 13 Dodge .. 7 Mobile Homes 7 Open house at Weidenhoff !*« Files for bankruptcy at Ft. Dodge The former Hawkeye Lanes bowling operator, Ernie Godtred- sen, nied a petition for bankruptcy in Federal District Court at fort Dodge Tuesday. Godfredsen closed the six-lane alleys at the conclusion of the 19tta-64 season last May. The lanes, located in the basement of the btate Hotel building owned by Ken S. Cowan, had automatic pinsetters owned and leased to mm by the AM*' Pinspotters Inc. Godfredsen, in his bankruptcy petition, listed liabilities of $iu,- 475.30 including $1,166.23 on the AM*' lease and $#,(>&> on the lease of the building from Cowan. There are-alsooacK: taxes in the amount of $m?2 lor 1963 and $t>tt5.40 for 1964. A sheriff's sale was held Jan. 14 and about $700 was ootamed from the sale 01 personal property including the lanes tnemsel- Ledyard student wins scholarship Jon DeBoor, tori of Supt. and Mrs Gilbert DeBoer, Lod- yard, has received notice he is a finalist in the "Merit Scholarship" competition for 1965. He took the preliminary test last year and the finalist tost in December. He now is eligible for a scholarship to any college he may choose. Kossuth has 12 % increase retail sales Kossuth county's 292 ; retail establishments had $34.8 million in sales in 1963, an increase of y. S: ever, to cover the delinquent taxes and cost of the sale, accord- Ralph Bureau:,of,;theiC^u« h« ju«t reported after tabulating data gathered from all firms in the 1963 census of business. The last previous business census conducted by ; the census bureau, an agency of the U. S. Department of Commerce, was in 1958. Retail trade in • •* Tours of plant scheduled on Monday § Open house will be held: next Monday, Feb. 22, at the Weiden- hoff Corp. new plant east of Algona on highway 18' with guided tours. • . -". Oj ' The tours will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Che Algona Industrial Development Commission in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce will run a' bus from downtown Algona on a shuttle schedule to take people to the plant. Those wishing to go by private car will find plenty of'park- ing space at the plant, with the employes making special room to take care x of Girl Scouts steering group ADVANCE ALMANAC ST. ANN BIRTHS Feb. 10 — Mr and Mrs Gordon Bacr, Algona, boy, 7 Ib. 5 02. ALGONA MARKETS Corn $1.12 Immediate Beans __ $2.70-$2.73 Oats 67c NEW COURT CASES Josephine A. Dougherty vs. Edward Boyken adm. estate o£ Gerhard Bruns. Damages. Hugh M. Black vs. Belle C. Black. Appt. of conservator. Kathlien M. Zwiefel vs. Kermit D. Zwiefel. Sep. Maintenance. SELECTIVE SERVICE Enlistments — Michael Brayton, Algona, Marine Corps; Roger Schueler, Swea City, Army; Roger Gregory, LuVerne, Navy; Julius C. Harig, LuVerne, Navy. WEDDING PERMITS otnce. WINS CLOTHES DRYER Bancroft — Maurice Froehle, Bancroft, won the free Electric Clothes Dryer given away here last Saturday during the Pancake Day. Over 20,000 registration tickets were in the barrel when Jeanette Goche drew the winner. A total of 6,000 flapjacks were served during the day to an estimated 2,000 people. FIREMAN'S BALL Wesley — Fireman's Ball will be held at the Surf ballroom at Clear Lake Feb. 19, SPANKING HEARING Algona — A hearing on the assault and battery case filed against Mrs Pearl Higgins, 57, Grant school teacher, has been set for Saturday of this week, according to Justice of the Peace Delia Welter. Charges were filed against Mrs Higgins by Mr and Mrs Omar Smith, parents of a Grant fifth grader, Louise Smith, who was allegedly struck four times with a belt for chewing gum. The incident took place on Jan. 15 at the school. BUY BANCROFT HOME Bancroft — Mr an<J Mrs George Piers, Bancroft, have pur chased the Clyde Eckhart home here and have taken possession. WIST BEND PLAY Wilt Stncj — A Musical comedy, "Sky High," will be presented by the West £end high school Friday and Saturdays nights, Feb. 19-gO. Tiking part will be the vocal, speech an4 instrumental music departments with d> rectors including Jerome Hedine, vocal; Ken Kannenb-erg, speech; and Ronald Clark, instrumental. county of pro? „ ... , ,. . . . ,prietors) for 907 men and wo- Godfredsen listed assets a- men and a yearly payroll of $2 9 mounting to $1,100—these were — - • listed as exempt. They include $100 in ordinary wearing apparel and two insurance policies with estimated cash value of $1,000. Businessman at West Bend dies suddenly Funeral services for Elvin H, (Al) Rolfson, 59, West Bend business man, were held Wednesday at the West Bend Methodist church. The Rev. Donald Samuelson of Hartley, formerly of West Bend, officiated. Mr. Rolfson died of a heart attack very unexpectedly Sunday at his home, Born and reared at Graettinger, he was engaged in the plumbing business for . several years, then purchased an interest in a grocery store here in 1936. He had operated the business, known as Al and Jack's, ever since. He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic Lodge and Chamber of Commerce. In 1934, he married Esther Aniiker of West Bend at Algona. She survives as do one daughter, Sharon, a student at the University of Iowa, one sister and three brothers, Mrs. Albert Norris and Byron Rolfson of Graettinger, Albert and Emmett Rolf son of Wallingford. SCI concirt choral* fair* Fefc. 24 The 51-member State College of Iowa concert chorale will appear at the Algona high school aucJitorUim Wednesday of next week, Feb. 24, at 2:30 p.m. The appearance here will be a part of the 3-day tour of Iowa towns for the group. Two Britt students, Linda Nelson and Russ Schubert, are members of the chorale. million. In volume of business the county's food stores had sales of $6.3 million an -increase of -12 !>ercent from 1958. In ojther retail business—thie county's eating and drinking places had sales of $1,1 million; and gasoline service stations had sales of $3.3 million. Auto dealers and related retail trade establishments had sales of $5,8 million; general merchandise group stores had sales of $782 thousand; and lumber, building materials, hardware and farm equipment dealers had sales of $7.2 million, For the state as a whole, the census bureau reported 30,915 retail establishments with sales of $3,887,6 million, up 15 percent from 1958. Census reports to be issued during the next few months will give state and county figures on wholesale and service trades, manufacturing and mineral in: dustries. Figures on number of establishments and sales volume for major types of retail establishments in each county are provided in the printed report: 1963 census of business, retail trade, Iowa, available at $.45 trom Superintendent of Documents, Washington, P. C, 20402 and at U. S. Department of Commerce field offices. ^ . Ukott celebrate Mr* Lakota — Mr. end Mrs, Richard Zielske celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary Sunday with visits from family and friends, cards and flowers. Jn the morning Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Zielske and family of Guckeen came, bringing red ros? es from their neighbors in Guckeen and extending their best wishes. The ?ielskes children presented flowers for services at St. Paul's Lutheran church Sunday in honor of their parents. Sunday evening, the Zjelske's dmghter, Margaret and her husband, the Roy Wards of Long Reach, Calif., called, to their best wishes. •:?** It is requested that "visitors enter at the employe's entrance on the north side of the new building where guides will be provided. The tours will end at the new offices on the west entrance. The only part left of ,^he old war-time hemp plant with which Weidenhoff started operations here is the power plant. All the rest has been removed and new building . substituted; The company added 20,000 square feet in 1957; 43,500 in I960; 8,800 in 1963; and the new 1964 addition totaled 20,000 square feet. Weidenhoff manufactures 90 different items of electrical tost equipment and over 12S items of metal such as tool chests for mechanics. There are now 235 employes, of which 35 are in the office and the rest work on production. Employes come from 21 different communities as far as Gilmore City, Plover, Havelock, En> metsburg and Buffalo Center as well as Kossuth towns. There are 16 employes each from Bancroft and Burt, and 11 each from Wesley and Whittemore, There are 135 employes from the town of Algona. Ken Peirce is president, E. H. Adams is vice-president in charge of manufacture, Elmer Wolter is comptroller and Miles Sloniker is assistant secretary, all of Algona. The Weidenhoff board of directors include V. W. Cain, Roger Palmer, T. N. Glenn, R. L. Grover, and Ray Knutsen, all of Kenosha, Wis,, and Mr, Peirce here, Weidenhoff is a subsidiary of Snap-On tools, and besides the plants here and at Kenosha, others are at Mt. Carmel, ill., Natick, Mass., Toronto, Canada, and a new plant at Herramien tas Latino-Americana, S. A. de C, V., Mexico City. Weidenhoff employes are members of the International Machinists Union. This maintains • self-sustaining recreation dvli for f ami lie», and •lie • Credit Union which is Successfully operating paying • dividend 0f 4 percent the first year of operation. The employes also maintain 3 canteen with hot coffee, hot soyp, candy, rolls, cigarets, etc dispensed by machine. The Weidenhoff plant has a total area of 116,000 square feet Donald D. Hayden, Spencer, Mary Lou Elsbecker, Bancroft; Thomas M. Reding, LuVerne, Phyllis Lee Dimond, Algona; Mennet J. Trunkhill, Ruth Peterson, both Burt. ALGONA WEATHER H Feb. 10 —32 Feb. 11 14 Feb. 12 18 Feb. 13 16 Feb. 14 _27 Feb. 15 24 Feb. 16 ___:23 Feb. 17 ________ AUCTIONS L 24 6 5 -8 -7 14 -13 6 S 1" 12" Tr. Of plant ample parking spice. The new addition last year included an area for warehousing and new office facili- SHOWN ABOVE is the steering committee representing the.North Iowa Girl Scout Council which met last week in the basement of St. Thomas Episcopal church to make plans for the Senior Girl Scout Conference to be held here March 26 and 27. It is estimated that 250 to 275 Scouts from Hancock, Winnebago, Floyd, Cerro Gordo, Butler and Kossuth counties will attend. The meetings will be held at Bryant school with a banquet on Friday evening at the Methodist church and Saturday noon lunch at the VFW. The girls will be housed with local families. Row 1 — left to right: Mrs D. K Cliiquet, registrar; Gail Bartholomew, housing chairman; Cindy Reding, Liz Casey, secretary, Mason City; Mrs Howard Long, hospital.' chairman; Mrs M. L. Jones, Charles City. Row 2, Mrs George Fuller, C. L. Jan Wagner, hospitality; Kathy Dunn, Hampton; Deanue Daley, Joanne Goldstein, Mason City; Carolyn Kehoe, Greene; Libby Isham, Osage; Nanette Merrick, Charles City; and Mrs W. Boeckholt, Algona. Advance - Glenn's Photo-Engraving ly re-outfitted, with an independent heating and air-conditioning source. The Weidenhoff payroll is now a million dollars a year. A gradual increase in employment is anticipated. There are tentative plans for a joint meeting of the Weiden- hoff and Snap-On Tools boards of directors to meet in Algona this June, Executives of Snap- On are also expected to attend. Father of Garrigan priest dies The father of Fr. Donald Ries died last Wednesday, Feb. 10 at an Emmetsburg nursing home. He had been ill for several months. Funeral services for Sebastin Ries, 78, a retired Pocahontas rural mail carrier, were held Saturday at Pocahontas. Father Don Ries, faculty member at Garrigan high school, celebrated the solemn requiem high mass and burial was at Pocahontas. Besides Father Ries, five other children survive including one other priest and one sister. Father Ries has been at the Garrigan school since it opened in 1959 and has also served parishes at St. Benedict, Whittemore, Ledyard and St. Joe. Movie al Baptist church March 4 The movie "World's Fair Encounter" will be shown at the First Baptist church on Thursday, March. 4 at 7:30 p.m., it was announced tlu's week by Rev Mack Carlson. The film is based on the story of two young people who actually visited the Fair during the first season of its operation. The story climax Ready to leave on vacation - door stuck! Or and Mrs R. K. Richardson prepared to leave for a vacation to Phoenix, Ariz., and points west Monday morning, i heir bags were packed and the weather was fine. So they carried everything out to the garage and then found their electric garage door would not work. A hurried call to a repairman got aid immediately and their trip was delayed by only several hours. Put out fire at Bancroft during blizzard Bancroft — Firemen were called to the Denis Schiltz farm horne last Thursday during the height of the blizzard to save the home from fire. It originated in the basement near the furnace and heavy smoke filled the house which hampered firemen. They had to use oxygen masks to enter the house and put out the flames. Ex- Lone Rock woman dies at Bancroft A former Lone Rock woman, Mrs Henry Hartwell, 79, died Sunday at the Heritage rest home in Bancroft. She had lived in Lone Rock most of her life. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Lone Rock Presbyterian church with Rev. Fred C. Preul of Fenton officiating. Mrs Hartwell had moved into the rest home at Bancroft just four days before her death. She had been a semi-invalid for almost three years while living with a daughter, Mrs Ervin Wetzel of Lone Rock. She was born Mary Elizabeth Brooks Nov. 22, 1885 in Tennessee and the family moved to Missouri in 1897. She was married to Henry Hartwell at Ava, Mo. on April 6, 1910 and the couple moved to the Lone Rock area in 1916. They farmed there until re- Mr FEB. 22 — L. P. "Shorty" Neppl farm,sale, at farm located two miles north, two miles west and one mile north of Sher- burE, Minn. Sale includes 73 head of purebred and high grade Guernsey cattle plus full line of machinery. Wedel, Clark & Kahler, auctioneers; Farmers State Bank, Sherburn, Clerk. Full sale details Thursday. FEB. 27 — Postponed sale of Theodore Jacobson, at farm located three miles north and one east of Bancroft. Quinn & Leek, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk. Sale details at a later date. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Feb. 11 — Raymond Reid, Algona, surgery; Matt Weydert, Algona, surgery; Roy Johnson, Algona, T & A; Louis Heinen, Algona, T & A. Feb. 12 — William E. Meyer, Whittemore, accident; Baby Corrine Dogotch, Whittemore, boarder. Feb. 13 — Bernard Yeoman, Algona, fracture. Feb. 14 — Ruth Weber, Whittemore, medical; Donnell Sparks, Algona, surgery. Feb. 15 — Paul Bormann, LuVerne, T & A; Thomas Erpelding, Burt, surgery; Mrs Elizabeth Elbert, Whittemore, medical. NEW CARS AND TRUCKS Everett J. & Dorothy A. Johnson, Swea City, Ozark; Nat'l. By Products Inc., Algona, Int'l.; Alfred C. Discher, Wesley, Chev. p u; Virgil or Edna Blomster, Swea City, Cad.; Larry Dean Runksmeier, Ledyard, Chev.; Walter E. Kubly, Corwith, Pont.; Robert J. & Loretta Binzen, Fenton, Chev.; Wm. H. Eimers, Fenton, Ford; Robert R. Richter, Burt, Plym.; Gail G. & Eunice K. Althoff, Lakota, Ford; Joe H. Kemna, Bancroft, Chev.; Ralpn F. Shockey, Swea City, Dodge; I'rma M. or Robert Harvey, Swea City, Chrysler; James M. Elmore, Wm. There was extensive smoke i u re jnent. Mr Hartwell is in a j Algona, Chev.; Rupert damage reported. The farm and rcst home in Algona. Survivors ; Scheer, Burt, Dodge; Arden L. buildings are owned by Lrwm > j. nc i u( i e the husband, the Lone i Kramersmeier, Swea Sity, Chev.; Heldorier. \ Rock daughter; one grandchild ; David M. Malley. Wesley, Plym.; r ihe farm sale scheduled for and one great-grandchild; four! Clyde Priebe, Algona, Plym.; the next day by the SchilUs was sii>lcrs> : Arnold P. Bamvart, West Bend, postponed uniiJ i-nuay, reb. 2b. pallbearers were Ilarlan Blan- Ford ; Vernon W. Wenger, Wes- chard, Jesse Blauchard, Lyle Je >'- Dodge; Doyle W. Dailey, GOP WOm9n d<lt6 Marlow, Elclon Mai-low, Art Per- i Algona, Buick; Walter J. Krause, son and Ralph Bierstedt. musical program County Republican women will, have a coffee Tuesday, Feb. 23,! at 1:30 p.m. at the Algona Ho- | tel. The program of patriotic ! Kossuth Young American folk music will be giv- j will meet for a Dutch treat din- en by Mary Bartlett, Lil Sefrit j ner at Cunningham Cafe at Burt and Leota Geigel. This will be I Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. The Young GOP to have Dulch treat 'Fenton, Chrysler; Norman ' Chambers, Corwith, Chev. E. NEW CAFE OPENS The Doll House cafe, owned by Mrs Joe Dahlhauser, opened Republicans ! Monday, Feb. 15 .It is located hi the former Sylvia's quarters, west of Dr. Bray's clinic, it will open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the regular March meeting speaker is Adoli'o Franco, who j she will feature home style cook ties, T&9 Qllice part is complete- to view this film March 4. takes place in the Billy Graham j which was changed because of will speak on communism in Cu- ing and home made rolls and Pavilion. The public is invited i the fund raising dinner on March i ba. All Republicans, ages 21 to doughnuts. Open house will be 2. 40, are invited. I announced later.

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