Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 11, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 11, 1965
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State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa X Dova concert now set for next Sunday CHICAGO TRIP Livtrmort — This year the seniors at Twin Rivers are plan* ning to go to Chicago for their senior trip. They will leave Thursday, April 1, spend two full days in Chicago and.return on Sunday. To finance the trip they have been having bake sales and will have a pancake supper on March 17. Money from the class play on. March 31 will also be used for the trip. RETURN FROM SO. AMERICA Bancroft — Mr. and Mrs. J. H., Welp, Bancroft, returned Friday from a 7-week business trip that took them to seven South and Central , American countries. . - .'- , '; TAKE MERIT TESTS ., Ftnton —. Four students from the junior class at Sentral school took the merit scholarship tests Tuesday. Students were John Luedtke,. Janet Hammerstrom, Renae Votteler, and Judy Kraft, and the.test was given by principal Don Blanchard. ... , ' '•',- : - •'•'• FOGGED PLANE LANDS., Wtslty — There has been exceptional happenings at the Clarence Nelson rural, home northeast of Wesley. A private plane owned and operated by the Bill Billstrums, Minneapolis, Min., landed in the Nelson yard Feb. 28 because of the fog and low visibility. They had flown over several neighboring areas but returned and landed .at. Nelsons, who took them to Algona that night. They returned to their home by train last Wednesday. The Billstrums were en- route home from a vacation in Mexico. He is .employed by the Bell Telephone Co. Two other planes had landed near the Nelson home the past year. BROTHER DIES i Bancroft — Arthur Tigges; 60, brother of Fred Tigges of Bancroft, died last Thursday at Iowa City. Funeral services were held Monday at Dubuque. He is survived by his wife, two married children, a son and daughter. His brother here had received word he was critical and was preparing to leave for Iowa City when he received word Arthur was dead. The Tigges 1 went directly to DubUque. Also attending were Mr; arid Mrs. Ed Tigges of Burt; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Tigges and Mr. arid Mrs, Gene Tigges. ; ., f -r. LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAY LuVtrnt — A birthday dinner for Mrs. Elmer Gronbach was held Sunday. Her actual birthday is Feb. 29. Guests were Mrs. Freda Steussy, the Mike Losses, Algona, Mrs, Amelia Hoffmann and Mrs. Dora Gronbach, Livermore, and the Frank Gronbachs. GRANDSON IN'VIET NAM Whitttmort — Mrs, P. J, Dahlhauser received word her grandson Donald Waechter had arrived in Viet Nam, UNWELCOME VISITOR Bancroft — A car took out Nina Dova. soprano-guitarist, who sings the songs of many lands, will .appear at the Algona high. school auditorium Sunday afternoon, March 14, at 3 o'clock in the final concert of the 196465 Community Concert series. MiM Dova is a performer whose charm and. talent is almost unrivaled.in her field of entertainment Now a citizen of the United States, she was born in London And has lived in Canada; France, and South America. This accounts for her wide selection of ballads and .the.ease with which she sings in .five .languages. Miss Dova has appeared in the theater, on radio and television, but it is on the concert stage as a solo performer that she has become one of the most dynamic artists of our generation. THI NIWlPAPt* THAT SATiSNIi MORI fftOHl IN KOiSUfH COUNTY THAN ANY OTHER PUBLICATION! if>f*fed as SScorttl Closs matter, Dec. 1, 1908. of Alaona, Iowa, (jdstofticc under Act of Conarcss Match 8. (879 VOL, 4S-NO. 19 THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1945 - A LOON A, IOWA 16 PAGES IN 2 SECTIONS BULLDOGS KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE HIT BY TORNADO! Algeria's bid for 2nd trip to state by Storm Lake 85-60 Twin Rivers band to Canadian festival The Twin Rivers Marching Band, has been invited to take part in the annual Red River band competition which is held each summer in Winnipeg, Can- the plate glass display window in the Gamble store here Monday afternoon but there were no injuries involved. A driver for the Kemna Motor Co. tow truck was pulling a used car from the snow-packed lot across the street while an interested buyer was steering the car until it reached the street, when he got out. But the driver, thinking he Herman Lauck dies at 76 at Whittemore Herman Lauck, 76, Whittemore, died Sunday at the hospital in Emmetsburg. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the Fairville church with Rev. Cliff Bliss officiating. Burial was in Plainyiew cemetery,; at Whittemore. Pallbearers Were Ralph Walker, Garnet McDonnell, Roland Ostwald, William Ostwald, Rudy Berninghaus, and Wayne Gade. McCullough's was in charge. Herman Lauck was born November 30, 1888, in Whittemore, son of Joseph and Johanna Geilenfeld Lauck. May 10, 1916 he was married. He had lived all of his life in the Whittemore community. His wife died May 10, 1959. Survivors are three sons and a daughter: Melvin, Marvin and Orville, all of Whittemore; Joyce, Mrs. Donald Rudebeck, Ogilvie, Minn. Two brothers also survive, Albert and William of Whittemore. There are 6 grandchildren. Algonan en lour to Central America Dr. C. L Plott left Monday as a member of a Rotary Good Will Tour to Central America, Rotarians going are from District 597 of which Algona is a member and they will visit matching District 424 which embraces all of the countries of Central America, The tour ends in Panama March 23 and Dr. Plott will be returning home ada. Two large buses will be chartered for the trip which will include the twirlers and chaperones besides the band members, about 70 people in all. They will leave Thursday, June 17 for the 700:mile trip. On Friday they will do some sight: seeing and on Saturday they will take part in the competition. On Sunday they will be in :the parade and return home on Monday. It is estimated .that it will take about $2,000 to finance the trip. To help defray the expenses, the band will be sponsoring movies at the Bode theatre every week from now until June and the Band Mothers are planning a dinner to be served to the public, in the near future. Girl Scout award is made here ,. ,Kathy Buchanan, daughter of the Russell Buchanans, received the God and Community award for the Girl Scouts Sunday at the First Congregational church: In order to earn the award Kathy worked 15 months and completed 36 projects. She is 13 years old and a member of Troop 426. She was recommended for the award by both her Scout leader, Mrs Allen Wagner, and her minister, Rev. Frank Har- ccy. The. Cadet Scouts, under the .leadership of Mrs. Jim Kolp, assisted in the service. • Mor-Gro case still in progress Trial was still in progress on Wednesday on a damage case brought by Mor-Gro, Irvington, against the Eaton Metal Products Co. The plaintiffs asked $29,234.12. Jurors are Arle Goetsch, Lu Verne; John Wilson, Burt; Erma W. Lichter and James Will, Algona; Verla Brandt and Verle Nelson, Titonka; Burt Weaver, Buffalo Center; Five fined in gambling charge Five ;men were fined on a gambling charge in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week. They were picked up by local police while making routine' rounds about 9 p.m. at Leona's Tap on Sunday, Feb. 14. They found the front door open and walked in. was still at the wheel, attem ed to pull to the curb when the driver-less car went across the street and smashed into the window. FATHER DIES Wtft Bind — Charles Met?- ger of Sabetha, Kans. gn4 lather of Mrs Elmer Banwart of West Bend, died Feb. 35. Funeral services were hei4 Feb. 38 at Sabetha. Lakota mm, 86, dies Monday Funeral services for Steven P. Powers, 85 of Lakota, will be held Friday morning at the Sacred Heart church at Lgdy§rd. He died Monday night at the Heritage Home at Bancroft. The Ckrry funeral home will be m charge of arrangements and bur' - that same night, BACK ON THE JOB Bill Kirkland, who underwent surgery for removal of a kidney at Mason City several weeks ago, has been back in his store, Kirk's, for a few hours a day the past week. He has shown rapid recovery, Joe Ezarski, Lynch, Lone Corwith; Dave Rock; Lawrence Farrow, Lakota; Dorothy Pingel, Swea City; Evelyn Stetzel, West Bend; with Betty Uthof, Fenton, as alternate. PLEDGES Cedar Falls — Sally Steele, State College of Jowa coed from Algona, pledged Pi Theta Pi sorority. She was among the 93 women who pledged the sev» en social sororities at SCI during the spring rush, Sally is the daughter of Mr and Mrs liam Steele. Wil- Fire destroys hogs, hoghouse at Lakota ial will be in St. tery at Bancroft. John's ceme- lakota —- A hog house plus 200 baby pigs and 20 hogs were destroyed by fire early Saturday morning on the Albert Wirtjes farm, three miles southeast of here. The 3Q*6(KQQt building was used as a farrowing house. Fire was discovere4 about l?:30 §.m, by a r neighbor, Paul Christ, who had been watching TV- He thought it was at the Hirold Ubbjen ho,nie ancj called there but tfcey looked an4 saw it was on the Wirtjes farm and notified tfeete of the bia?e. Christ, meantime, had called the aiwj Center fire departments. Neighbors were called by Mrs Ubben to clear the drive with tractors and snow scoops and the work was done when firemen arrived. Wirtjes hosed down the barn with water to save it and keep the fire from spreading from the nearby hog house. He also used a tractor and scoop to cover a hog feeder between the hog house and barn. The hog house was completely destroyed by the time firemen arrived but they kept the blaze from spreading. Wirtjes said he had insurance on both the bugo^ng 304 livestock. Patrolman Tom Cogdall, who was nearby, also entered with the police. The five Algonans fined $10 and costs were Richard Riley, Leonard Pesicka,.Robert Kollasch, George Larson and Luther Fairbanks Jr. Paul Erdman, Wesley, dies after illness Wtslty — Paul Erdman, 1 78, died Tuesday at Mercy hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a lingering illness. He had lived in Wesley 56 years and was a painter and decorator. ! Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday in the Methodist church with Rev. H. U. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery with Blake Funeral Home in charge. Paul Erdman was born April 3, 1886 in Magneburg, -Germany. He came to Wesley in 1909. He was married to Olive Stillwell February 9, 1916 in Mason City. •Survivors besides his widow are three sons and four daughters; Mrs. Wayne Clegg (Margurite), Eaton Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Conwell Holben, (Madelain), Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Charles Vestram, (Domicile), Wesley; Mrs. Lee Smith, (Carol), Arlington Heights, 111.; Bernard Cedar Rapids; Lowell, Decor ah; Dai-rell, Omaha, Neb. Pallbearer will be Tom For burger, John Hauptman, Lael Root, Theron Hansen, George Vitzthum, and Charles Price. Bob Pratt honored at State College Bob Pratt, son of the Merle Pratts, was one of 38 male students at the State College of Iowa named to the Hall of Recognition and honored at a banquet Tuesday night. Hall of Recognition members have made -active contributions to campus extra-cirricular activities and have a grade point average of 2.5, Ho, hum - spanking case continued! County Attorney Gordon Winktl laid Twtiday tht as- fault and battery cast filtd against Grant school teacher, Mr*. Ptarl Higgin* by tht par- tntf of a Grant fifth grade girl, has, bttn continued and thtrt will bt no hearing in Justict tf tht Peace Ptlla Wtlttr'f feyrt Saturday rotrn- ing as «chtdultd. TNf if tht fourth contin- yanct of tht fait since it was filtd wtll ovtr a month ago- Whtn *s|t«d if tht flit would be dropptd, Winktl rt- plied, "Not newurily." He said reason for tht contin- wane* Wff that thtre wtre stvtral conflicts, this §atvrV Teeter cans 30; Bulldogs never ahead Algona's. Bulldogs know how it feels'to be'hit by a tornado The tornado was in the forn of the Storm .Lake Tornados but they were no less, deadly than a real-life • one as they swept Algona off the basketbal court at Spencer Tuesday nighi in-a-first round • sub-state clash, 35-60. When th« buuer had sounded for tht. last time, Storm Lake, wtnt to tht drawing room with a fantastic 35 hits in 64 trits. for 55 por cant from the field. ...'... This torrid clip completely dwarfed a rather good Algona high school effort in a bid for a return to the "Elite Eight" at Des Moines next week. The Bulldogs didn't play this bad — in fact, from this writer's vantage point, this was one of Algona's better efforts. The Bulldogs completely dominated the rebounding, took 10 more shots during the game and played fair, defense, But what can. you do with a bunch of guys mat shoot .the eyes out of the basket better than they have all season. "They haven't shot like that all year," said one Lakes Conference observer. His companion tchotd his words. "That's by far the hottevt shooting they've done all season." # #. It couldn't have come at worse (as far as Algona was ONE OF FIRST TO GET SOCIAL SECURITY 25 YEARS AGO. Charter member of an exclusive club concerned) time than Tuesday. Storm-Lake jumped off to a quick lead, hit the first four shots it took and'Algona never was even although twice the Bulldogs cut the margin to just one point midway in the second period. First it was a Dale Teeter shot and an Al Priebe free throw that 'narrowed the margin to 24-23 and then Priebe stuffed in another rebound shortly, after to make it 26-25 with Algona on the short end. The locals never were more prosperous than at this point. For the Tornados roared away to a 38-31 halftime lead and hit 17 of 34 for the first half. Meantime Algona was whipping home just 12 of 38 shots and exactly half of those buckets came on rebounds or second tries. Dale Teeter, who played the Finest game of his career, had 18 of Algona's 31 halftime points and finished with a career high of 30 although a tight zone hampered his prolific scor ing in the second half. Storm Lake switched from a man-to-man to zone defense in the second half after Teeter William E. Saiter of Algona is a charter member of an exclusive club! And it is a club with paid up dues, no committee meetings, and limited membership. Social Security monthly benefit checks were paid to 102,941 beneficiaries the first time fpr the month of January, 1940. Twenty-five years later — January 1965 — benefits were paid to 1,961 persons who received one .of those, first .checks. -Mr Sailer is one. of.<.these persons. There are .only 21 in the state of Iowa, and only 2. others in the 11 counties served by the Fort Dodge social security district office. . , Mr .Saiter's first payment was $10.00.- His present benefit is $64.00. He has not received his payments continuously all these years because in mid-1940 he returned to work (became tired of • retirement) and notified the Social Security Administration to stop his checks. At that time he could not get Ms social security check when he earned over $14.99 a month. iS'ow a beneficiary under age 72 may earn $1200 in a year and still receive all checks lor the year. A beneficiary who is 72 or older gets all checks regardless of earnings. Mr Saiter's increased benefit was due to his earnings after he returned to work as well as to the increase m benefit amount through a (Continued on Page 4) mendmenls to the social securi ty law. MR. SAITER was born at Mar shall, Illinois. He came to Iowa as a young man and lived tnos of his life in southwestern Iowa n 1961 he came to Algona to make his home with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mr; Frank Saiter. Mr Saiter marvels at the grea changes and progress he ha witnessed in his more than 9 years. He spent some earl years as a cattle bujter'for Wi son & Co. in the days when ca lie buyers rode horsebac throughout the state. He was butcher by trade and for man years operated his own shot He learned the trade by work ing as an apprentice for $15.0 a month. With justifiable prid in his work he recalls that h could "dress a beef" in 15 min utes. . Mr Saiter is ambitious and hi activities are curtailed only by the restrictions of age. He remarked during a recent snow storm that he wished he could go out and help shovel the sidewalk. He lost the sight of one eye in 1919 and wears glasses but is still able to enjoy reading, He is somewhat hard of hearing but can listen to ball- games on the radio and has been a longtime Yankee baseball fan, Mr Sailer's future plans — to attend a big league ballgame in Minneapolis next summer. ADVANCE ALMANAC UILDING PERMITS Adam Hciderscheidt, move in ool shed, $100. LGONA MARKETS ;orn $1.12 leans $2.82 Oats 67c ELECTIVE SERVICE Enlistments — Dean Schmel- ng, Whittemore, air force. Inductions — Donald Ether- ngton, Algona; Doyle Trenary, Burt; Kenneth Kern, Algona; crald Bcisch, Algona. ALGONA WEATHER Harch 4 29 March 5 30 March 6 31 March 7 34 March 8 ._34 March 9 _- 20 March 10 — MAYOR'S COURT 15 27 20 12 20 11 5 Trace -3%" Trace Trace ' Richard Riley, gambling, $10; Leonard Pesicka, gambling, $10; Robert Kollasch, gambling, $10; George Larson, gambling, $10; Luther Fairbanks, Jr., gambling, $10; Dean S: Kinsman, failure to yield right of way, $10; Larry D. Danielson, speeding, $10. All from Algona. ST. ANN BIRTHS Mar. 4 — Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Arndorfer, Corwith, girl, 6 Ibs. 9Vfe oz: " Mar. 7 — Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Schneider, Bancroft, boy, 8 Ibs. 5 pz. Mir.-a'-— Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Lauck, Whittemore, girl, 7 Ibs. lOVa ozi ' NEW COURT CASES Luther Fairbanks .Jr., vs. Kel-, „„ ley Lumber Co., and Ralph Stalzer, account,,$292.25; Myrtle Weig vs. George Weig, divorce; Bowman Builders vs. Marguerite Kalar,. foreclosure .mechanics lien on lots 3 and 4 Bl. 43 OP Algona, $3645.18; Osage Medical.Group vs. William Bird, account, $443.26. ST. ANN HOSPITAL ALGONA (60) fg Merryman 2 Teeter 9 Priebe 5 Espe Hardy Claude 0 ft 0-0 12-13 1-4 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 Walker 1 Dau 0 Perkins 0 Maahs 2 Meyer 0 Butzke 0 TOTALS 33 14-20 15 STORM LAKE (15) fg ft pf Beekman 7 5-5 3 Page 5 0-3 4 Stille 7 5-6 1 Robinson 8 3-3 2 Pjerce 4 2-2 3 Brock 3 0-0 0 Stracjer 0 OrO Fri4elund 0 0-1 0 Jones 1 0-0 0 35 IMP 14 Speakers at Garrigan rate high Garrigan high school students were honored with 10 Division 1 or superior ratings Sunday in the speech finals of the Catholic Youth Organization of the Sioux City Diocese. The contest took place at Our Lady of Good Counsel high school in Fonda with several hundred young people from 25 towns attending. Algona's top winners were: onstance Cassel, oratorical dt clamation; Constance Bormann and Mary Bray, dramatic declamation; Gary Loebig, humorous; Victoria McGuire, interpretive prose; Linda Dodds, interpretive poetry; Joan Campbell, ex-1 lemporancous: Mary Jean Mertz, radio speaking; Lucille O'Brien, public speaking; and Corrine Bormann, book review . The students were coached by Sister Mary Michael, OSF, and Sister Mary Ignatius, PVM. Sister Ignatius will also accompany two teams to the CYO debate finals at Kuemper high school, Carroll, on March 14. On the affirmative team are John Bradley and Daniel Bray, while the negative will be presented by Gerald Miller and Steven Schuller. The debate subject this year is, "Resolved: That Nuclear Weapons Shall Be Internationally Controlled." 45 4-H clubs here April 3 Forty-five Kossuth county boy and girl 4-H clubs will be represented in Algona on Saturday, April 3 for the 13th annual Algona 4-H Day. They will have displays of their projects in 45 different business places as in previous years. The county girls and boy's presidents will be made honorary mayors for the day — and will be at city hall here with Mayor Bill Finn. There will also be tours of the city ball and fire department during the day. Mar. 4 — Herman Wichen- dahl, Whittemore, medical; Wayne Taylor, Jefferson, medical; Virginia Bunton, Whittemore, medical; Sarah Kropf, Algona, medical; Annette Rasmussen, Algona, medical; Monica Storr, Algona, medical. Mar. 5 — Harold Hutchins, Algona, medical. Mar. 6 — Simon Elbert, Whittemore, medical; J. A. Mather, Fenton, medical. Mar. 7 — Clara Phillips, Algona, expired; Matt Erdman, Whittemore, surgery; Allen Mescher, Burt, medical. Mar. 9 — Robert Menke, Bancroft, medical; Charles Schafer, Algona, medical; James Arend, Algona, medical; Kevin Nash, Algona, medical. NEW CAR AND TRUCKS Leave it to "Fido" to find the Lost and Found column and find his way home. But there are lots and lots of Kossuth County folks who read not only the Advance Lost and Found column but all the others too. For best results — make sure your Want Ad ap< pears in the Advance — don't be satisfied with second best! "By far the largest circulation in Kossuth County" Delbert W. Ferguson, Bancroft, Chev. Trk.; James A. Camp, Algona, Chev. Trk,; Lotts Creek Cheese Fact., Lone Rock, Chev.; Rudy H. or Ida E. Peter, Burt, Ford; Eldon E. Schutjer, Wesley, CMC trk.; Terry J, Sanftner, Swea City, Ford p/u; Oscar M. &/or Frances S. Zaugg, West Bend, Ford; John W. Kain, Algona, Chev.; Sam J. McCleish, Lone Rock, Ford; John Wm. Weber, Whittemore, Plym.; Rolland or Christina Baxter, Lone Rock, Chev.; Orval or Virginia Fuchsen, West Bend, Chrys.; Edward J. Kisch, Algona, Chev.; Bauer Impl. Co., Wesley, Chrys.; Welp's Hatchery, Bancroft, Olds; Harvey Alfred Graham, Whittemore, Rambler; Janet E. Venzke, Algona, Volkswagen; Directory Serv. Co., Algona, Merc. Benz; Harold E. Fischer, Swea City, Ford; Donald P. Puffer, Algona, Ford; Taylor Motor Co., Algona, Merc.; James J. and Patricia Klemm, Algona, Plym.; Lester G. Kenyon, Algona, Chrys.; Leroy J. Meyer, Fenton, Chev.; Cecil Thomas Williams. Algona, Chev.; Wm. or Judith Eisenbacher, Algona, Plym.; Howard or NaDiene Stillraan, Algona, Chev. DIVORCE PETITION A divorce petition was filed in district court by Mrytle Weig against George Weig. They were married Nov. 7, 1953. She asks of six children.

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