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4-H royalty State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa Alan Mescher, Hurt Bombers, bers, but planned and carried .,1 »,__.. «_ Jt _- „,.._..:.._„ outbyjcbtintyvofficers and older and Mary Reding, < Riverdale Rustlers II, reigned over some 400 junior 4-H members at .4 : tt Fun Night at the Bancroft pub; lie school last Saturday -night,' reports Roger Hiemstra, County Extension Assistant. /The r eyent fcntefed as second class matter, bee. I, 1908, at Algorid, Jov*o, pftstofliec under ACf of Cohafoss Match 8. 1879 VOL. 65-NO. 17 THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1965 ~ ALGONA, IOWA 16 PAGES IN 2 SECTIONS Winter's worst blizzard! ,4-H ; .members, included folk %ricihg,>filri booths, prizes and movies. Alan Mescher. is the son ;6fMr';''and Mrs. Walter Mescher, Biitt, ; arid'rMafy Reding the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maur- limited to the younger 4-H-iriein- 1 .ice Reclirijg,' Irvirigton WEDDING PERMITS David A. Sleper, Lakota, Elaine Folkerts, Titonka. ' ; ALGONA MARKETS Corn ! $1.11 Beans !____1____.__ J $2.70 Oats ___.__-i 67C SELECTIVE SERVICE — Enlistments— James Parsons, Algona, Air Force; William Ev- Dig«st pf W««k's NEWS Hesvik, Swea City, Chev.; Schultz Bros., Algona, Buick; Morris Eugene i.Holm, Swea City, Ford; Beulah? &/or Richard Snyder, City, Cad.; Ferdinand or Viola Bierstedt, Chev.; Carroll R. or -Wilma A. Olson, Ottosen, Ford; Elmer W. Dole, Irvington, Lincoln; Bert F. or Charlotte L, Baldwin,.Algona, Pont.; Arthur or Vivian Dietrich, Titonka, Ghey;;i^ Roger Allen Cherlpnd, lionet Rock; ;Chev.;;B«v. Wprthie _• ers, .Algona;; ' BUILDING PERMITS ! ; William J. Finn, remodel:business premises, $450; Mrs; P. J. Kohlhaas, repair and remodel Montgomery Ward Store, $3,000; Eugene Faulstich, addition to present business, $2,000.' / ST. ANN BIRTHS Feb. 27 — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, Burt, girl, 7 Ibs. 7% oz. , .••;..- ; :.-,•. March 2 — Mr. and Mrs. James Andreasen, Algona, girl 8 Ibs. 5 oz. March 3 — Mr and Mrs Njch- olas Berte, Ib. 7 oz. Livermore, igirl, 7 ALGONA WEATHER Banquet for night school next Monday The nineteenth Farmers' Evening School Banquet (Smorgasbord) is scheduled for Monday evening, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the high school Annex. The Advisory Council, has been fortunate in securing Henry Schriver f Graf ton, O., as the speaker. Mr Schriver has been described as.the busiest working farmer in. the 'V. <S. As a business man in overalls, Mr Schriver has a full schedule a year in advance. He leaves Algona for Detroit, Mich., for a noon meeting the next day. His subject here will be, "The Farmer Wears Many Hats." Tickets for the banquet are on sale, to members at $1.50 each. Those who have,not purchased tickets can do so at the Voc. Ag. office, in the high school Annex. Tickets must be purchased by noon Friday, March 5. As in the past, farmer members invite members of the local Chambar of Commerce as High Low Snow Feb. 25 21-4 Feb. 26 27 0 Feb. 27 46 11 Feb. 28 44 34 Mar. 1 38 24 7Va" Mar. 2 10 5 5" Mar. 3 — 9 MAYOR'S COURT Richard Lee Reising, Wesley, reckless driving, $25; Hazel Prieskorn, Algona, failure to yield the right of way, $5; Ber* nadette Reilly, Algona, failure to yield right of way, $5; Robert J, Gengler, Whittemore, failure to have control, $10; Lore'en Nelson, Algona, shoplifting, 5 days suspended. ST. ANN HOSPITAL Ftb, 25 — Tom Putney, Algona, surgery; Daniel Downs, Algona, medical. Ftb, 2* — Baby Joseph Kennedy, Bancroft, medical; Walter Hagen, Algona, medical, Ftb, ?7 — Sister Mary Isidore, Algona, medical; Ted Trunnelle, Wesley, medical, Fob, 21 — James Buscher, Algona, surgery; Jay Davis, Aigoni, surgery; Mrs. Bernice Seller, Al gona, surgery, March 1 — James gdgWigtQn, Algona, medical, ' March 2 -^ Frank Molacefc, Ai- gop, surgery. Mirth * — Mrs Lens Kreb* bach, Whittemore, njedieai; Edward Mawdsley, Algona, cal; Alma Pearson, Algona, fracture. M* rsh 3 — Leona Lj,cy, i«r| medical. , . NEW CARS ANP TRUCKS J. George Tiemaj*, B.,urt, Cfcjy p/jj; AMn F- Klein, IryJngtQjj, PQtdge p/u; John R. Looft, Ban. croft, For4; Eugene AJgona, For4; ReM Lfidyard, Ford; ...... .,. . ...*Bert Geerdes, Lakota; Buick; (Gilbert or, ;Mary'..,Benschoter, Algona, P6htf;<'"Schultz Bros., Algona, Buick; -Wm. H. or Pearl M. Ricklefs, Titonka, Olds; Allwin or Margie Lockwood, Lone Rock, Chev;;v Michael W. Kollasch, Whittemore, Olds; Raymond F. Beplcer, Lakota, Ford; Albert H. Dietering, Bancroft, Chev.; Hugh Si/or Marina Walsh, Bancroft, thev.; Wallace P. or Wantalee A. Hawcott, Burt, Ford; Francis H. Froehhch, Algona, Ford; St. Ann Hospital, Algona, Pont.; RobertIH, or Shirley J. Fricke, tiuVerne, Plym.; Harold G. or Sandra J, Harms, Titonka, Plym.; Gerald E, or Marjorie A. Moffitt, Algona, Plym.; Howard M. Thompson, Bancroft, Ford; Elmer A, Schneider, Algona, Chev. p/u, Camelotto be presented byGarrigan Garrigan high school has chos- m the hit Broadway musical, 2amelot, for its annual operetta, to be given March 27 and 28, Camelot, composed by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe, is considered a delightful play portraying the days or King Arthur and his Round Table, Jo.hn Sterba, director, will be assisted by Sister Virginia Marie, PBVM as music director and Sister Mary Ignatius, PBVM as director of drama, Sister JWary Iva, OSF and art students are in charge of the scenery, The lead roles have been announced as King Arthur, Richard Loebig; Lancelot, Randal Kollasch; Gueneyire, Florence Me* HENRY SCHRIVER guests at the banquet. Membership at the Farmers evening school this year was 158 farm ers, one of the largest in the state. Services Friday fer Wbittemore resident Matthew Lorang, 81, Whittfc- more, died at the Good Samaritan home Tuesday morning, Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic church in Whittentore with Rev. Pliillip Dailey officiating. • He was born Jan. 5, 1884 in Luxemburg! He came to the Whittemore area in 1906 and worked as a farm hand. He had never married. ' • ' Only survivor is, one .brother, Jacob Lorang, Emmetsburg.; . Burial will be in the parish cemetery.; Parish rosary will be at the Hyink funeral home at 8 o'clock Thursday night. , •.•*'' ... > •..''* ••"' '"^ Fire damage at home in Livermore Livermore — Fire of undetermined origin was discovered Monday morning about 6 a.m. in the Marvin Lamb home. Mr. Lamb got up to investigate; a noise in the kitchen and found flames leaping from the -gas stove. The stove was completely ruined and the hotwater heater nearby was damaged plus considerable smoke and water danv age to the kitchen. Luckily there was no gas explosion. % Antique and Coin show here soon An "Antique and Coin Show" will be sponsored by the St. Thomas Episcopal church in Algona on April 30 and May 1. it was announced this week. The event will be staged at the V. F. W. hall. ; Many antique and coin dealers are expected from Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. The public is cordially invited. Preceding the event will be an antique film to be shown at the church on Friday, April 2 at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale 'from church members. Anyone /or o swim? THE. ALGONA municipal swimming pool was a bleak place Tuesday during the height • of the two-day blizzard as it gradually filled up with snow. Drifts- up to six feet deep came up to the sides along the west part of the pool. In a few months, it will be filled with happy, splashing kids. But Tuesday it was just further evidence that winter is still with us. .'.'.' Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Kossuth pilot for newsmen in Viet Nam Sp 4 Robert. A. .Bristow, son of the Mervin Bristows of Irv- itigton, has written' about his experience in- Viet Nam. He is crew chief on a hell copter which flew newsmen into the province of Tay Ninh, Viet Nam, to take pictures for CBS. One of the points of interest photographed was an enormous temple of a relatively new religion. The province chief was there so he invited the crew to his home for a four-course dinner, which Robert reports was outstanding, The' documentary on Viet Nam will be shown on KGLO-TV Monday night over CBS Reports. Streets best place to walk Johnioni move to Waterloo air. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson, former owners of the Johnson puse in Algona, left today, March 4, for "Waterloo where they'll inanage the Vagabond ftfottl locate^ on highway 218 between Cedar Falls §nd Waterloo, Tjiey will motel, The Johnsons purchased the cafe on South Phillips street George Bosw § ]| oyer years ago and built the Johnson jnjo. one of the finest tels and dining areas in the area, 1"Jaey sold out Igrt Wesley drug, cafe business change hands Wesley — A' deal was closed over the weekend 'when ALLoe- bigs bought the drug store business from Jack Lickteigs. The Loebigs will operate a cafe in that location. The interior will be redecorated. The Al Loebigs bought the former Kunz.building from his late father, Ed Loebig, in 1948, who with his son Gordon had .operated the. pool hall for two years in the east portion of the building. The Al Loebigs operated a cafe in the west half of the building for several years, before buying out the pool hall which he operates in connection with his sporting goods business. The Jack Lickteigs bought the Grifhorst drug business in 1952 and several years later moved it into the Loebig building replacing the Loebig cafe. Grifhorst had purchased the late Harry Braley drug store in 1945, and moved to Britt in 1952 where he operates a drug store. Martin Hamilton bought the former Braley-Grifhorst building in 1955 used it for storage before renting it to Allen Blake in 1957 where he has since had his funeral parlors, Half of new church goal is pledged In spite of the storm 146 members of the First Lutheran church attended the Loyalty dinner at the Methodist church Monday evening. Less than 30 who had made reservations were unable to keep them. This dinner was held as a climax of the stewardship education program which has been going on for 12 days prior to the soliciting of members for the building fund. Members of the church who LIGHTNING FIRE Burt — Firemen were called to the C. W. Heerdt home at 5 a.m. Monday. There was a lot of smoke but no fire, caused by lightning during the storm. LEG RE BROKEN Livermore — Dennis Renquist, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Renquist, who had to have a thigh bone re-broken and a metal plate put in about 6 weeks ago is progressing satisfactorily but will have to remain in the hospital another 6 weeks or so. Dennis is now able to continue with his school studies. Mrs. Keith Logue will go to the hospital two days a week to tutor him. Dennis is at the Mercy hospital in Ft. Dodge and is an 8th grader. THANK BLOOD DONARS Fenton — The Harold Eimers Sunday had a 500 party to thank those of the community who donated blood for Harold when he was hospitalized recently. Prizes went to Mrs. Darrell Dreyer, Mrs. Harlan Eimers, Marvin Bollinger, Eldon Brown, and Ray Priebe. OPERATIONS AT 86 LuVerne — Mrs. Margaret Schultz has been a patient in the Iowa City hospitals since Feb. 10. She had a cataract removed from one eye and Fri day had one removed from the second eye. She has been responding well. Her daughter Mrs. Ann Bjustrom has been with her. Mrs. Schultz is 86 years old. Schools close, roads blocked; 12" of snow March came in like a lion Monday and it roared for two full days as Kossuth county began digging out of the winter's worst blizzard Wednesday morning- Proceeded by a rain which froze early Monday, snow and winds buffeted the area all day Monday and Tuesday, closing schools, blocking roads and forcing business firms to close early both days. There was still no school in any of the Kossuth county- schools Wednesday but barring unforeseen developments (like more wind and snow), classes were expected to resume Thursday morning. Meetings, parties and the district tournament basketball finals between Algona and Garrigan were postponed. The basketball game is now slated for Thursday night. ADULT NIGHT school and farmer's night school were both :ancelled Monday night. Most Algona business firms closed at 2 p.m. Monday and some closed at noon Tuesday while still others closed later in the afternoon. There were only minor interruptions in telephone and power service in the county. About 16 phones on the Northwestern Bell line were report-' ed out at LuVerne Monday but service was resumed Tuesday. Ice caused some broken lines there Monday and although they were repaired, they broke again during the heavy snow's Tuesday. THE OFFICIAL?,weather station at KLGA reported 7%" of snow Monday and 5" Tuesday. But winds of 32 and 45 miles per hour whipped drifts of four [eet and more in some spots. Many county roads were closed Monday and Tuesday. There was one-way traffic at times on highway 169 from Algona to Ft. Dodge but highway 18 east and west was comparatively clean except for the ice. Snow quit falling early Tuesday evening and the winds died down about the same time. Until then, visibility was only about 50 feet and sometimes much less than that in the country Monday and Tuesday. Algona public schools were closed all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday along with many other county schools. Some schools, including ( Garrigan and St. Cecelia's, had school Monday morning but sent pupils home early in the afternoon. JIM PALMER, city superintendent, reported little interruption of service in Algona during 'the storm. There were several interruptions of service, mostly in the south part of town, Monday morning but these were not caused by the storm. Workers shut down an engine to clean the filters and it was just a coincidence that it occurred during the ice storm. Wei- denhoff's was also affected. It was the first time in memory that Weidenhoff's has shut down, according to vice president Ed Adams. The plant closed at 1 p.m. Monday and the night crew did not work Monday or Tuesday. Production started again Tues- SUB-DISTRICT RALLY Fenton — Methodist Youth IT WAS T6U0H walking even for the younger folks Monday and Tuesday d u ri»g the winter's worst blizzard, Sidewslks were either not shoveled or had filled in with blow- snow a|ter having beeft shoveled. So lots of people found the streets the best place to walk as did Frank Stebritz, Algona; shown above. He was walking along Jones street when Advance phptogr&pher Mjk,© Stiltoan. happened by. . .. .. spoke about five minutes on \ Fellowship was host Sunday for their accomplishments in the I a sub-district rally with 48 from were: the Senior M.Y.F. of 10 area Ander- churches. Allen Stone of Morn- stewardship education Vernon Jensen, W. M. son, Miles Sloniker, Ollie Nasby, ingside college spoke. A film, Harold Sundet, Bless Rusk, Dr.; One Love, Conflicting Faith, H. Erickson. Orville Wicks and j wa s shown. Discussion groups Clayton Percival presided. Pas- were formed to study the film. tor Lorenz made a few comments. The goal for the new church building fund is $100,000—half of which has been pledged by eleven parishoners. A committee is determining the exact needs of the church and expect to bring in spring. an architect this BREAKS RIBS Fenton — Albert Mitchell fell a week ago Friday on ice by his barn. Two ribs were broken, but they were not detected until last Monday. He was carrying a pail at the time he slipped, and the ribs were broken when he landed on the pail. day morning with the day crew and part of the night crew working. "Actually, we never lost a full 24 hours of production but we operated part-time both days," Adams said. Snowplows continued working until midnight Tuesday and then began clearing roads and streets again at 5 a.m. Wednesday. Alma Pearson wrist Alma Pearson, clerk of District Court, slipped on the ice on a State street sidewalk and broke her right wrist Tuesday. She was taken to St. Ann hospital where the bone was set and she remained in, the hospital overnight.