Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 18, 1965 · Page 1
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State Historical Society Iowa City, X * ,.-F A big day for Cadettes, Pep Band at Girl's State Tournament THE ALGONA high school Cadettes and pep band performed again at a state basketball tournament as the groups went to Des Moines last Thursday and performed between the halves of the second night game in the girl's basketball tournament at Veteran's Auditorium. The above pictures, four of many taken by Advance photographer Mike Stillman exclusively for this newspaper, show some of the students at the Auditorium. In picture at left, are Brenda Sjogren, Virginia Klein and Carol Sloniker.t among others, relaxing during one of the Thursday night ? games. In center picture, Mrs. Delia Moxley. Cadette director, talks with drummer Linda Meehlhause during rehearsals in the late afternoon. Next right, the Bulldog pep band blows out hard during rehearsals with Rich Fcaster, Carol Teeter, Sally Bay and Rod Ricklefs among those pictured. At far right are trombonists Tim Will, Dave Gerber and Russ Bode, giving sounds to the marching Cadettes. The group left here about 12:30 p.m. Thursday in two buses, arriving in Des Moines about 3:45 p.m. They practiced for an hour and then split up to cat supper. The Cadettes presented a 10-minute routine for the 10,000 basketball fans and received a tremendous ovation for their work. All hands arrived home safely about 1 a.m. Friday. ADVANCE ALMANAC Digest of Wuk's NEWS .WEDDING PERMITS ,, Marvin L. Hoick, Britt, Peggy Sue Davis, Algona. ALGONA MARKETS Corn $1.15 Beans $2.75 Oats ^ 68c NEW COURT CASES Arnold Emery as parent John Arnold Emery and Mary Marcia Emery vs. Kenneth E. Fraser et al., declaratory judgment.; Sharon Elbert vs. Charles Elbert, divorce; Iowa Finance Co. vs. Donald E. and Ann Niles, note, $408.84. MAYOR'S COURT Mark B. Elbert, Rodman, two, speeding charges, (one state and one city) $20 each; Paul Devine, Contotlv overload, $10; Cyril G. Vent'eicher, of Algona, truck speeding, $10. ALGONA WEATHER H L S March 10 32 5 March 11 32 19 1" March 12 36 11 March 13 39 25 March 14 37 19 %" March 15 37 24 March 16 35 20 y 4f> March 17 — 24 8" ST. ANN BIRTHS March 10 — Mr and Mrs Robert Kain, Whittemore, boy, 8 Ib. 8M> oz. March 11 — Mr and Mrs Dennis Hellman, Burt, girl, 8 Ib. 6»/_ oz. March 13 — Mr and Mrs Maynard Kressin, Fenton, boy, 8 Ib. 11 oz. March 16 — Mr and Mrs John Lande, Algona, boy, 9 Ib. 1 oz. ST. ANN HOSPITAL March 11 — Mrs Merlin Mertz, Algona, medical; Mrs Bertha Busch, Bancroft, medical; Martha Harms, West Bend, fracture. March 12 — Harvey Steven, .Algona, medical; Ambrose Vaske, Bancroft, medical. March 13 — Rex Taylor, Algona, medical; Mrs Dennis Meister, Burt, medical; Mary Elizabeth Dudding, Bancroft, medical. March 14 — Frank Stebritz, Algona, medical. March 1$ — Ernest Widen, of Cor with, medical. March 16 — Margaret Haubach, Algona, medical. NEW CAR AND TRUCKS "Universal Mfg. Co., Algona, Ford T. T.; LeRoy R, Elbert, Whittemore, Chev. Ttk.; Roland U. or Mona A. Jutting, Buffalo Center, Chev.; Clarence J. or Agnes Bauer, Ottosen, Ford p/u; Oliver Sigvard Carlson, Algona, Chev. p/u;MerrUl or Doris Mueller, Chev. p/u; Jack Wendell ymbaugh, Algona, Ford p/u; Harold J. or Dorcas L McNertney, Bancroft, Imperial; Lyle F. or Violet M. Davis, Algqns, Chrysler; Wm. P. Thul, Whittemore, Chrysler; Edward P. Illg, Bode, Chev.; Ben Gregory Studer, Wesley, Mercury; James p. Antoine, Bancroft,- Olds; Gordon L. Harman, LuVerne, Plym.; Wm, W. Jolley, Fenton, Rambler; Glen Earl Clark, Swea City, Ford; Herbert H. or Kathryu E, Kra,u.se, Fenton, Chev.; Jan W. or Karen L, Gardner, Algona, Chev.; Duane E. Lieb, Lone Rock, Chev.; Walter Allen or Hilda Eliz. Ditsworth, Bancroft, Buick; Wilhelmina Esther Harms, West Bend, Ford; Roy or Vera Ringsdorf, Burt, Ford; George E. Hirner, Wesley, Buick. Claude named head region for Bell Co. 'SHOP THE PROGRESSIVE GROCERY STORES THAT ADVERTISE IN THE ADVANCE — COMPARE AND SAVE!' Alqona Ktmuth County Entered as second class matter, Dec. 1, 1908. at Algona, Iowa, postofficc under Act of Conorcss Marcn 8. )879 VOL. 65—NO. 21 THURSDAY MARCH 18, 1965 — ALGONA, IOWA 20 PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS Spring coming . . but when? Just when we thought spring was on its way — boom! Kossuth county dug out of another eight-inch snowstorm Wednesday morning. Drifting was heavy with strong winds blowing snow into three and four-foot drifts. Travel on Kossuth roads was difficult — on some impossible. Virtually all schools in the county were closed Wednesday — the seventh day in the past month or so. Only consolation was comparatively mild temperatures. The low Tuesday night and Wednesday morning was just 24 degrees and it was near the 30 mark Wednesday noon. One wag noted that the annual girl's state tournament blizzard didn't show up — but the boy's blizzard did! (Remember heavy snows last year during Algona's first appearance in the state meet?) .^ ' - JOHN CLAUDE, JR. John Claude Jr., Algona, has been appointed regional manager for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in an area which will include Humboldt, Bradgate, Gilmore City, Bode, Ottosen, Livermore and the surrounding territory, according to W. L. Wade, district manager. This expands the present area of his responsibility which includes the towns and surrounding territory of Algona, Bancroft, Lakota, LuVerne, Wesley and Whittemore. In the new area, Claude replaces K. C. Farrell who goes to the plant department of the firm at Des Moines. A native of Sioux City, Claude graduated from Central high school there before joining the air force in 1943. He started with the telephone company in Sioux City in 1946 after leaving the service, and held positions in construction, maintenance and sales work before being promoted to manager at Algona in 1954. He is a member and past president .of the Rotary club and the Algona Industrial Development Corp. He is a member of and has held various chairmanships with the Chamber of Commerce here. Claude and his wife, Dsrlene, have four sons, all teenagers. They will continue to live in Algona. Sentenced on check charge John Farrington, Enunetsburg, was sentenced to 30 days in jail Saturday in Justice of the Peace Delia Welter's court. He pleaded guilty to a charge of "falsely drawing and uttering of a check". The check was written for $10 to Geelan's store at Whittemore. Vandalism cost school $550 The cost to the Algona high school for the acts of vandalism here a few weeks ago totaled $550, according to Supt. O. B. Laing yesterday. An electric typewriter in Principal Allen's office was broken; a motion picture projector was dropped in the storeroom; cards from the files and some books in the library were removed and scattered about. The vandals have not been apprehended as yet. Drunk driving trial halted by snowstorm Trial of a charge of driving while intoxicated against Tho mas A. Sampson was postponec yesterday morning because jur ors were not able to get to the courthouse due to the snow storm. Trial is now scheduled to continue Thursday morning providing the snow lets up and the roads are cleared. ' Jurors in the case are Gordon Bollig, Bancroft; Henry Looft, Fenton; Erma Ldchter, Algona; Henry Weber, Corwith; Martin Meyer, Burt; Esther Jentz, Fenton; Joe Ezarski, Corwith; Ruby Walters, Whittemore; Donovan Studer, Corwith; Dorothy Pingel, Swea City; Frances Capesius, LuVerne; and Leona Habeger, West Bend. Trial started Monday and it was expected it would go to the jury yesterday. Gets 5 years for grand larceny Robert G. Brown, 20 year old Fort Dodge youth, was sentenced to five years at Anamosa on Wednesday morning by Judge G. W. Stillman. He pleaded guilty to a grand larceny charge involving the theft of an electric saw from the Laing Plumbing and Heating truck last Nov. 10. He has a juvenile record which was read to the court prior to the sentencing. NO SCHOOL FRIPAY Because of a teacher's meeting, there will be no school in Algona Conununity schools Friday. Algona youth to Selma for Rights march JOHN PHILLIPS At least one Algonan has participated in the Civil Rights Architect is consulted on school plans The Board of Education of the Algona Community school district met Monday night. They interviewed Cliff Prall, an architect from Des Moines, regarding the firm's offer of services lor the proposed school building expansion in the next few years. They authorized teacher contracts lor next year with tlie new salary schedule. The board gave its approval of a change in the Achooi calendar to allow school ^%>be-.hejici,on Monday alter..KaS; r ter because""6i r the aa'ys lost on adcount of bad weather. There will be no school Friday, March 19, so teacners can attend the annual district convention of the io\va Jstate Education Assn. at Webster City. All teachers in the public schools in Kossuth will meet in Algona March 23 at 2:30 p.m. for a training program on the use of audio-visual aids. Classes will be dismissed in Algona at :au that day. Humboldt man speaker for Young GOP meet Bob Newton, president of the Humboldt Young Republicans, will be speaker at the supper meeting of Kossuth Young Republicans March 20 at Burt. Newton, delegate to the recent Young Republican Leadership Conference in Washington, D. C., will speak on the purpose of the Young Republican organization. Although membership in the county organization has more than doubled in the past two months, Pres. Andy Gotten, Algona, urges ail active members to bring a guest. Any interested persons are also invited to attend the 7:30 meeting at Scalise ruling could affect Supervisors in all Iowa counties Districts vary by 2 500 in demonstrations at Selma, Ala the past week. John Phillips, son of Mrs Ca therine Phillips of Algona, was one of four Grinncll college students who drove to Selma the past week. One of the others ir the foursome was Henry Wil helm, Arlington, Va., with whon 1 John went to Mexico in February. John is . majoring in American studies. The accounts of their trip were to have been heard Tuesday night by a special telephone hook-up during the program in Herrick Chapel, which was sponsored iiy the Grinnell Civil Rights Group, and the Social Action committee of the college's Board of Religion. When contacted by the Advance Tuesday, Mrs Phillips said she was unaware that John had gone to Alabama. "He usually doesn't tell me those things because he knows I'd worry about him," she said. By§CHER BRQS. TQ SHOW NiW TRACTOR MARCH 25 Buscher Bros, of Algona lias announced the showing of t he- new Moiine M-670 Tractor on March 25. Free coffee and do- Cunningham's cafe, Burt. Fellowship meet by Masons March 18 A Masonic Fellowship meeting will be held March 18 at the Masonic Temple, Algona. A 6:30 dinner will be served by Eastern Star for $1.50 a plate. Following the dinner there will be a meeting in Lodge hall. Speaker will be Father Milo Dailey, Rector of the Episcopal church, Algona. He is a member of the Masonic speakers bureau. All Masons are urged to attend and bring guests. Drive-in Theatre to open March 26 The Starlite Drive-In theatre will open Friday, March 26. New, fast-pull down projectors have been installed making possible bigger, brighter, sharper pictures. Many big attractions have been booked for the coming season and Manager Langfitt promises one of the best nuts will the day. be available during entertainment seasons ever. and fun-filled Mr. Langfitt returned Saturday from the Manager's Drive-In theatre meeting in Omaha. By Duane E. Dewel Attorney-General Lawrence Scalise came up Tuesday with the astonishing ruling boards of supervisors in Iowa must be elected on the one man-one vote theory. This might cause some minor shifting of townships in Kossuth where the largest district has 6,629 people and the smallest has 4,197. Scalise made his ruling because of a fight being made by certain groups in Sioux City to reapportion that county for supervisor elections. At present Sioux City has one supervisor with 89,000 people and the total number of people in the other four districts is 18,000. Kossuth county has a population of 25,314 in the 1960 census. If the one man-one vote theory prevails each Kossuth district should have 5,063 people. Two Kossuth districts, are close to the number, one district (First—south Kossuth) having just 89 less population than the ideal and one other district (Fourth—west Kossuth) having 161 more people than the ideal. Biggest district is the Second composed of Algona, Union and Plum Creek townships with a population of 6,629 or 1.566 more than the ideal. The cast Kossuth or Third has 4,197 which is 866 fewer than the ideal, and the north Kossuth or Fifth has 4,290, or 773 fewer than the ideal. It should be noted that the town of Algona is actually a township for civil administration purposes, a hang-over from the days when the entire county and later half of the county constituted one township. Algona alone has 5,702 people, or some 639 people more than the ideal. When the supervisors districts were founded many years ago it is highly probable they were pretty near even, for then there were many more farm families on smaller farms, and Algona was not so large. Whether the Scalise ruling will have an effect here is a question. It is probable some one would have to start a court action in order to upset the present apportionment of townships to the five supervisors. While there is some differ(Continued on Page 2) LuVERNE GIRL HONORED LuVerne — Sheri Ramus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ramus, was elected secretary of her dorm, the Freeman Hall. Sheri also made the dean's list at Iowa State college, Ames, this past quarter. TOP SCORER Livermore — Larry Curran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Curran, was the top scorer of the Humboldt high school in the 1965 mathematic examination sponsored by the mathematical association of the Society of Actuaries. Over twenty students took the 80 minute test which was held March 4th. HEAR BOOK REPORT Fenton — The Women's club heard a book report Tuesday by Mrs. Charles Newel and Mrs. Arlo Ranney op "The White House and It's 32 Families", written by Amy LaFollette Jensen. Guest was Mrs. Reuben Luedtke. Mrs. J. A. Schwartz was hostess assisted by Mrs. W. E. Laage. OPEN HOUSE Ledyard — Open House for the new Ledyard Lumber Co. will be held on Monday, March 29, it was announced this week. Orchids will be given the first 100 ladies who attend, plus a dozen or more door prizes and free lunch. FARM OWNER DIES Bancroft — Bertie Cummings, 81, Chicago, 111., died recently and funeral sendees for her were held Saturday at Rock Valley, Iowa, her former home. She owned the Clarence and Marvin Vasku and Francis McGregor i farms in this area and many ' area persons attended the last rites at Rock Valley. WINS PARIS TRIP Algona — Mr and Mrs Chuck Behr, Algona, will be among 39 Iowa couples leaving for a week of fun and education in Paris, France Sunday. Behr, local Standard Oil dealer, won the trip 'or excellence in sales last year. Be and his wife will leave from Kansas City, Mo. by non-stop jet and will be in France fc* one week. HEART TAPING ,. •-,.. -,.;.,_„. Bancroft — Heart taping of " the students in . the Bancroft public schools will be. held today, Thursday, March 18.. Of the nearly 3,000 students who were taped last.May in the area, 168 were recalled for retaping. BUYS MILLING SERVICE Lakota — Miles Wallace has purchased the Don's Milling Service here. Wallace has been employed at the creamery the past two years. The service was formerly owned by Don Christ and this family will move to Brandon, Mo., where he has purchased a Dairy Bar. JOINS STATE FARM Algona — Amos Meyer has joined the State Farm Insurance Co. as an additional representative in the Algona area. He will have an office with the present representative of the company, Jim St. John. Except for four years in.Decorah, Amos has lived in Kossuth county his entire life, He is a 1948 graduate of Algona high school. GETS PROMOTION Bancroft — James Schrandt, son of Mr and Mrs A. M. Sell- randt, Bancroft, was promoted to Power Sales Engineer in the Marketing Department of the Saginaw Division of the Consumer Power Company at Sagi- now, Mich. He is a graduate of Iowa State University. PLAN PANCAKE SUPPER Lakota — The American Legion here will have a Pancake supper Sunday, March 21 at the Legion hall. Serving will start at 4 and continue until 8 p.m. Tickets — $1 for adults and 50 cents for children — will be available at the door. That's what you get ^- Instant Buyers and Seller; — when you use the Classified Ad page of the Kossuth County Advance — both Monday and Thursdays. Both issues reach pyer 5,000 homes in Kossuth County — and you can run your ad for as little as $1.00 per week. Try an Advance want ad w don't settle for second bestl

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