Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 25, 1965 · Page 2
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 2

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" Little Women « A, R , E HEARSAL for "Little Women" to be presented at the Algona high school Tuesday, March 30, arc Cheryl Rusk, Cindy Cowan, standing is Kitty Hardgrove, Sally Bay, and seated, Becky Dailey. Exclusive^ Advance Photo by Mike Slillman. 2—ALGONA (Iowa) ADVANCE THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1965 More dents as ice, snow cause mishaps Collisions continued to plague Kossuth county motorists as slippery and ice-covered roads and streets caused at least eleven more accidents the past week. Cars driven by Arthur E. Wirtjes, Lakota, and Clarice J. Wubben, Buffalo Center, collided on Monday morning about 8:25 a.m. 2V4 miles east of Lakota on highway 9. Mr Wirtjes, 43, suffered a cut knee. He had stopped at a stop sign, pulled out on highway 9 and did not 'see Wubben coming and the Wubben car hit the Wirtjes car from the rear. There was $150 damage to the Wirtjes machine and $400 to the Wubben car. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated but no charges were filed. About 5:10 p.m. Saturday, cars driven by Bob Laing, Algona, and Gladys Bells, Whillemore, collided on the Whitlemore main street and Wood was called to investigate. There was $150 damage to the Belts car and $300 to the Laing machine. Mrs Belts was going west and making a left lurn when the machines collided. No charges were filed. Marshal Walt Steward checked an accidenl on Walnul slrcel al Burl Monday night about 8:20 p.m. when cars driven by Joseph T. Graham, Burt, and John E. Meschcr, also of Burl, collided. According lo Steward, Mr. Graham turned in front of the other car without signaling a left turn and charges of failing to give a wooer signal were filed against Graham. Damage to the Graham car was cstimaled al about $200 while the Mescher machine had about $75 in damage. TWO OTHER accidents Monday were in snow-banked highway spots where there was not enough room for two cars to pass. The first occurred IVi miles north of Lakota on highway 169 when two Minneapolis vehicles met in one of those narrow "tunnels." The car driven by Arthur Hall had $500 in damage while TOMORROW WANT AD TODAY! TRY A WANT AD IN THE . . . Kossuth County Advance 'The Paper with Shopper Coverage and Newspaper Readership .ja truck, driven, by. John P.. Krost had $300 in damage. Hall drovo up the bank lo avoid Ihc collision but. the rear of his car swung back into the path of Ihc Iruck. Al about the samclimc, 12:40 p.m., cars collided 2% miles north and 7 miles west of Algona In a narrow snow-banked part of Ihc road. Drivers were Wilmcr Wichlendahl, of Lone Hock, and Relzitic L. Householder, Lone Hock. Total damage to the cars was about $225 with the Wichlendahl machine sustaining nbotil two-thirds of it. Mrs HotiFoholder had a minor injury lo her neck. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated. HENRY HANSEN, town marshal at Armstrong, checked two accidents east, of Armstrong on highway 9 during the recent snows for Kossuth authorities. The latcsl occurred Tuesday 1 mile nortlv and 3'/a east of Armstrong. Involved wore cars driven by Minnie Verbrugge, of Armstrong, and Richard Lozano, Fairmont. Mrs Verbrugge suffered a bruised right arm when her car was struck from behind by the Fairmont car. The Verbrugge car had $300 in damages while the other machine had $100 in estimated damage. The other accident checked by Hanscn occurred Wednesday, March 17 — the day of Ihe big blizzard. A semi-trailer truck driven by Russell Gray, Des Moines, and owned by the Ruan line, collided with a pickup truck driven by Jerry Lee Crouch. Armstrong, along highway 9, 2V4 miles east of Armstrong. The Crouch machine had $200 in damage. The Ruan truck was slopped and Crouch Iried lo pass the machine but the wheels became locked. During Ihe heavy snowfall Monday afternoon two cars collided at Ihe driveway to St. Ann hospital. Linda Sue Adams, 18, Whitlemore, was making a lurn into the hospital when her cat- was struck from behind by one driven by Gene R. Frank), 17, trvington. A third car had just succeeded in passing the Adams machine. Gene had slarted to pass the Adams vehicle and didn't see her signal soon enough. He was able to turn lo Ihe right and avoid hilling Ihe left side of the car. Estimated damage to the trunk lid, bumper and gas tank of the Adams car was $200 and approximately $300 to the radiator of the Frankl auto. No charges were filed. Tuesday evening there were two, similar auto accidents, on Mc<jjfr,egor street withii^jai^aa hour of each other. At 6:20 p.m. cars driven by Ardyth Thomason and Eleanor M. Burns collided at the intersection of McGregor and Blackford. The Thomason vehicle came off Blackford street and did not see the eastbound Burns car. Estimated damage to the front end of Ihe Thomason vehicle was $350 and about $500 to the front end of the Burns car. No charges were filed. Just before 7 o'clock another collision occurred at the intersection of McGregor and Harlan. Jon Deim, 16, driving south on Harlan, collided with a car driven by Irene W. Hurn who was headed east on McGregor. Estimated damage to the Deim vehicle was $100 to Ihe left front fender and the same amount, $100, to the right front fender of the Hurn car, Jon was charged with failure to enter the highway safely. F< B. women's meeting dated April 2 Kossuth Farm Bureau Women will hold their annual Women's Day April 2, 1:30 p.m. at the K. C. hall, Algona, according to Mrs Burdette Hoeppner, County Women's Chairman. Main feature of the program will be the showing of pictures and a talk on a trip to Europe by Mr and Mrs C. R. Schoby, Algona. Mrs Herbert Johnson, District II Committeewoman, will also be present. School extended now lo June 4 The school year far the At* gdn« Community school *d(t- *• tritt ha* been extended by two day* because of days lest duf. ing March blizzards. C)a»m originally were scheduled to end on Wednesday, June 2 but they will now be held through Friday, June 4 with report cards being distributed that day, In addition, the scheduled vacation day Monday, April 19 has been cancelled from the Easter holiday schedule and classes will be held as u»-i ual that day. Any further school cancellations will force either Saturday make-up dates this spring or the continuance of school after June 4. Opinions of Editors (Don Reid in West Des Moines Express) It's almost time for Junior's 14th wedding anniversary. How time flics! Ycl I well remember how il all slarted. I was reading Ihe paper, minding my own business, when Junior's young man came in and said he would like lo lalk lo me. My wife and daughter had disappeared; I think they were up at the head of Ihe slairs, listening. He seemed embarrassed but game. Without any preliminary, he said he wanted to ask Junior to marry him and did I mind? I wrung his hand warmly. "Thank you, my boy," I said, holding back a tear as best 1 could; "That's the first time' in 21 years thai any one ever asked my opinion aboul lhal child!" He said I was quile welcome but would I please answer the question. Could he ask Junior lo marry him? "Oh, THAT," I said, with"an airy wave of my hand; "that is not my department You go right ahead and let me know how il comes out." When I heard Ihe verdict, I called my daughter in foWa long-heart-lo-heart talk. "What I want to know first of all," I lold her, "is what you are going to LIVE on?" *;' She said that between therif they could earn enough money to buy meat and groceries, and one movie a month. • , "How«about. youni aafcdttl ae*oJMfcG*<*ajftntly discussion at our house. She said, "The way I figure it, I won't even need any clothes for at least a year." '* f "Come now, my child," I replied, with a sly leer, "you seem to have an exaggerated idea about married life. Of course you will need clothes, the same as other people." She froze me with a look, "What I MEAN," she said, with chill dignity "is that there will be enough clothes in my trousseau." She said that any father should be glad to provide his only daughter with a trousseau, I said that if she had to have a trousseau, I would get her one. After all," I told her, "I bought your very first dozen diapers. That was back in the days when kids had their own, too; none of this new-fangled lend-lease stqff. Of course, you're a lol fancier now." She flounced out. She never likes to be reminded of her modest clothing requirements •. in her younger days. Like the time she went visiting next door, with just her shoes on. Dorothy started to reach for the phone but I beat her to it. "Horlense can wait." I told her; "1 want to call MY Friends." Later, folks asked how it feels to be the father of the bride. Let me admit that I am a little hazy about it, like a man traveling in a fog. I do not even remember the preliminary rounds. Things began to come into focus when Jhe jitHJtjg.Jadfrat the organ began ttt pfayi^Hefe Comes the Bride." My heart jumped a foot. Junior, looking Vety lovely in hcf white dfess and veil-took me by the Srfn. Somehow, it reminded tfte of the time 1 had another great honor. This was about a week after Junior was born. The nurses packed her in a little basket and let me carry her out to the taxicab, all by myself. She was dressed in white on that day, too, in a fuzzy Buster Brown thing with a big peaked hood. The hood was so big I could barely see Junior. I got her out of the taxicab without dropping anything. It was a fine thing to be a father, I decided. Think of >all the things a father and a daughter could do together; picnics, fishing trips, reading the funnies. Perhaps she could even learn to play catch, or field a punt, Then the busy years set in. A young father, I found, has to keep jumping. There was so much to do; so little time to do it in. News stories to write, meetings to attend, people to see. How the time rolled by . . And now, almost before I knew it, \ve had reached the end of the aisle and the young man of her choice stepped Up to take her hand, leaving me there all atone t was. .temptedI to rebel. ...lifily. thought,' '"Caffi ft, I've gotten to know her yet." But time had fun out. "Hef mother and I," 1 answered siffi* •fltett I Stepped back "through g fflisty fdg, Finding my Seat, 1. sat down and reached for tJofothy's hand. THE ADVANCE will match !ti clrcul* tie* with ANY PAP1K - ANY tlMI — ANYWHEREI We do NOT mike falw paid circulation claims, Our circulation it TOTAL PAID — net tent free, net sent to those who seek to be taken off our list. Nearly 6,000 families get the Advance every week — and no matter what any ether newipapur may tell you — that's the BIGGEST PAID CIR- ULATION of any newspaper within 25 miles ef Algona, *> . i Whan you need a rush printing fob finish** "yesterday"... 295-2424 KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE -1 I HI Ml M M H SDHMBHfi Clear-cut statements of fashion, these slender lines define the slim shapes of coats for spring. For example; the all-important double breasted or belted styles, the rajah design so dramatic in white, Come, see all the excitement we've gathered for you, SHEAKLEYS i n i n H nun 1 1 n 111 H 1 1 1 1 1 > 1 1 1 3's Fashion Center For Women & Girls" i 111 i ii mi mn Hi*+'

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