Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 5, 1965 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, April 5, 1965
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Theft of MOO at Moose Lodge is cleared up the disappearance of over $100 in cash from the Moose Lodge on Dec. 8,1964 was cleared up last week with the confer sion of Kenneth E. Nutt, about 40 of Fairmont, According to Sheriff Ralph Undhorst, Nutt admitted taking the money. ; Nutt was in the Moose dub the day of Dec. 8. They money was found missing the next day by manager Earl Miller when he checked the cash, Lindhorst said he'd been investigating the thett ever since then. Me questioned Nutt at Fairmont last Monday, where Nutt was in custody on a larcenry charge there. Nutt admitted taking tne money when Miller had his back turned, according to Lindhorst. Nutt is charged with larceny of a cafe at iNorthrup, Minn. Charges here are pending and it is possible Nutt will not pe prosecuted here if he is convicted of larceny charges at Fairmont, Home Show planned at Floral Halt later this month The annual Hem* Show will ba held Friday, Saturday anil. Sunday, April 23-25, at the Flortl Hall in the fairgrounds. . Tom Rich it chairman '- of the steering committee'. and other members are Howard Miller, Chalmer Read, Grady Phillips, Frank Saiter, and Ed Wolf. , The Floral Hall has been newly remodeled so booth* will be larger and deeper arid the building is heated. According to Bill Steel*, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce,, the talent has been hired. Miss Iowa will be one of the guests. TRAVELOGUE MONDAY Monday, April 5th, is the next showing ol' the Algona Kiwanis Club series of Travelogue events. This travel series will be entitled "Egypt and .the Nile" and will be a documentary. film narrated at the high school auditorium. The 5 Travel 'series are held annually by the ,Ki wards Club to raise funds ,• for the veiy worthwhile Student Loan Fund. . • > Alqona n "?HE PAPER WITH THI PICTURES" State Hifltofical Society Iowa City, s second class matter, Dec. t, 1968, at AlfOna, Iowa, posfoff.ce under Act of Congress March 8, 1879 VOL, 4S-NO, 26 MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1965 — ALGONA, (6WA - 6 PAGES IN 1 SECTION CARS COLLIDE Swea • Eagle — A car driven by Wendell Ditsworth collided with a 1964 pickup truck driven by Larry Long at Armstrong Saturday about noon, Ditsworth, with his family, was driving west near the sale barn and Mr Long was entering the highway from the driveway of tne sale barn. Marshal Harry Hanson of Armstrong investigated the accident and Long was charged with failing to stop before entering the highway. There was about $150 in damages to the Long vehicle and over $600 to the 1963 Chevrolet driven by Mr Ditsworth. Everyone was pretty well shaken up. SEVERE BURNS" Burt — Mrs, Alva Kahler was taken to St. Ann hospital Wednesday night from severe burns on her arm, It happened while she was rendering lard, 600 AT BENEFIT" Bode — Over 600 persons attended a dinner last Sunday sponsored by the Twin Rivers high school Band Mothers to raise funds for the band's trip to Winnipeg, Canada this summer. Mrs Merle Thompson is president of the group while Mrs Harvey Morey and Mrs Andy Cran were kitchen chairmen and Mrs Talmai Heggen and Mrs Warren fjank}n§ wer§ in charge of the dining room. TRUCK CATCHE! FIRE WbMemort — The more Fire Pept. was called to the Lawrence Meyer home Wednesday. Mr. Meyer elesned, the motor on a truck and then started the truck when it caught first. Very little damage was done before the fire was put out. Two injured when cars crash head-on Two Whittemore men suffered severe injuries when their cars met nearly head-on near the crest of a small knoll on a county gravel road two miles north and one-half mile west of Whittemore last Thursday evening about 6:25 p.m. Both were taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment. Charles W. Bierstedt, 22, who lives on a farm but is employed by the Consolidated Co-Op Creamery, suffered severe head lacerations when he was thrown into the Windshield from the impact of the collision. The second injured man, 36- year old farmer Donald W.' Kol- tasch, had a fractured leg and mouth cuts It is thought 'he was thrpWtt into the steering 'wheel. •'•'•':";•.••'...•.• :'.'•,'•'•.• • '••' ,' ., Bierstedt's 1965 Chevrolet was traveling.. west on the "road, •which was somewhat muddy, while Kollasch was coming east in a 1959 Ford. The .latter machine was a total loss while •Bierstedt's car had about- $1200 in estimated damage. 7, • ); ."•-. v Both • men were alone when the; accident occurred? Patrolman Charles Bird, who; investigated, reported charges'' are pending. r Farm clinic at KC hall tomorrow Farmers in Kossuth county have been invited to attend a "Farmstead Modernization" clinic next Tuesday,. April 6 at the Knights of Columbus hall in Al- gpnai The meeting, scheduled to begin at 10 aim.; will stress the profit advantages of farmstead automation. A film, of special interest to hog producers, tells the story of how, newborn pigs are taken from the sow in an actual S. P. F. (Specific .Pathogen Free) surgical operation. It further details techniques ol raising swine in total confine ment. . \ - • . ;•'•.• ••-•'•..;. .; . ; The slide 'illustrated program, conducted by agricultural product specialists, will-cover several areas of farmstead planning — such ?s new methods of egg production, grain drying and storage, recent developments in the storage of silage and hay- lage, and a unique concept of producing beef in confinement. This special clinic is to be co-sponsored by the Taylor Implement Co. and Behlen Manufacturing Company of Columbus, Neb. It was announced that farmstead planning manuals, authored by leading university authorities, will be given to farmers attending the progam, Free refreshments will also be served. Ex-Latpnl sohKar AM in Taut crash > A former Ledyard man, 26- year old Larry D, Koegtler; was wiled in a head-on car crash in Texas Thursday, He was stationed there in the army. Funeral services will be held at LeSeuer, Minn, Monday afternoon where his parents, Mr and Mrs B, B Koestler, now live. His wife and several children survive. Koestler was a Ledyard high school graduate, Uviimri lostt Aigotta college student tells of experiences week in Alabama JOHN PHILLIPS, Algona student at Grinnell college, came upon this prayer meeting being conducted by a Unitarian minister and a personal friend of Rev. Reeb, the minister who was beaten to death prior to John's arrival at Selma. The prayer meeting was in the middle of the street and most of the cars in background are state trooper's cars. Eight vie for speech title here The 4th Annual Soil and Water Conservation Speech Contest will be held at 7 p.m., at the USDA Center meeting room in Algona on Tuesday night, April 6. Contestants will speak on the topic, "How Soil and Water Conservation Affects My Future," and talks will be from 5 to 10 minutes in length. The speeches will be judged on the basis of originality, aptness of thought, and manner in which presented. Contestants in the contest will be Sandra Elbert, Barbara Winkel,.and Mark Adams, students at Garrigan; Sandy Schenck of Algona Community school; Geraldine Wilhelmi and Susan Menke, St. John's at Bancroft; Petrea Thoreson, Swea City Community School: and Stan Tjaden, Lakota high school. Judges for the event will be Bailey Blair from the Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District; Henry L. Stanbus, from the Humboldt Soil Conservation Service office; and George Allen, from Radio Station KLGA. Livermore'g entry in the Fort Dodge YMCA basketball tournament was trounced last Wednesday, 94-49 by Webster City, yy^ ermore won its first round game. It trailed 41-22 at the half in the W, C. game. High scorer for the losers was Gary Everest with 15 points, HITS PARKiO CAR A ear driven by Jerry Bradley, AJgona, strucfc 3 parked car owned, by Francis Bunting, Algo- m, »esr tbe alley in back of the high school annex about 8:30 p.m. Friday, with damage of $20 to Bunting's, car and f 75 to the Bradley machine. City police investigated and no charges were filed. WHIN THIS PICTURE was taken, the demonstrators were trying to reach the courthouse to hold a service for Rev. Reeb. On the left is the line of demonstrators faced by the troopers and officials who are endeavoring to legally stop them'(Man in center with Newvilles have 63rd anniversary Mr and Mrs Flgyd A. Newville Q f 7Q9 S, MinntfQti Street recently telebrated thfir 63rd wedding anniversary. He ha? bean constable hert for many ytars. Thi Newville* were married in Algp- na on Feb. 19, 1992 and have liyed most pf thfir |iye$ here. $hf is the former Grace An- derfon. It is believed they have been married longer than any other Algona couple. Teachers pay at Burt upped by $ 200- $ 250 Byrt — Teaching contracts were recently offered to the instructors in the Burt community school. Salary increases amounted to about $250 for degree instructors and $200 for non-degree instructors. megaphone in hand is Safety Director Bakur of .Selma.> The line between them is known as the perimeter. Several times a day the demonstrators would start to move and cause enough disturbance that the troopers would stop them. Photo by John Phillips. At the present time, teaching vacancies exist in the first and third grades. | The Board of Education auth- jorized the addition of a high 'school librarian. Riles for man from West Bend, 33 West Bend — Funeral servic- , es for Donald Niles, 33 of West ! Bend, were held Saturday in ! Methodist church at Pocahontas. | Burial was in the Pocahontas i cemetery. R. Archibald dies; in area for 30 years Funeral services were held at McCullough's last Tuesday for Ralph Archibald, 61, a farm laborer in this area for 30 years. Rev. N. Coughenour officiated. Ralph Lown Archibald was born November 25, 1903 at Clearfield, the son of Bert and Edna Lown Archibald. Besides his mother he is survived by one sister and a brother: Berniece, Mrs. Orvillc Plants, Lenox, and Roy, Knoxville. River rising; water over highway 169 Water in the Des Moines river was on the rise this weekend and was out of its banks Saturday morning. However, it was not over the road as yet when the Advance went to press. Water, backed up from fields, was over highway 169 about four miles north of Algona but there was no danger of traffic being halted. Gets many scares during 7-day visit (Tim following exclusive story of a "Week in Alabama." during the demonstrations -there was written for the Advance by John Phillips, sophomore at Grinnell college and the son of Mrs. R. M. Phillips of Algona. It will be concluded, with more pictures, in Thursday's Advance.) By John Phillips Along with three other Grin nell college students I recently found myself unable to really comprehend the brutality and distortion of normal values evident in the conflict at Selma Ala. Sensing the significance of this situation we felt it our duty to make the events more real than they seemed to us in our isolated college community, for ourselves and perhaps for others. We decided to go to Selma. Fearful that someone "sensible" would talk us out of our plans we chose to keep them secret until after our departure. The temporary disregard of academic responsibility required by such a venture we considered a small price considering its educational potential. We hoped the college would agree with this philosophy upon our return! Within hours after our decision to leave we were on the road, arriving in Montgomery the evening of March 10. Twenty-two short hours had transported us from the cold and quiet Iowa winter into an atmosphere of hot tempers and racial tension. . Armed with four .cameras, a portable tape recorder, literally hundreds of feet of film and tape and an almost complete and total ignorance of what we were getting into, we launched off into the streets of downtown Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. The radio had informed us of a demonstration taking place on the capital grounds so we made our way there for our first real taste of the non-violent philosophy "in action." Approaching the perimeter of state troopers surrounding the capital grounds we received our first, but far from our last, instruction to "Git, and go back from where you came from, and STAY THERE!" WE HAD recked of "northern college student trouble makers," and few types could be less welcome during demonstration time in the South, unless it would be photographers. Bob and Hal, who were handling the tape recorder side of things .decided to try the official approach and went looking for someone to give them permission to be allowed through the perimeter. Henry and I, in charge of photography for the expedition, decided to try what we considered the more practical approach — being sneaky. It was dark and we figured we had a pretty good chance if Continued on Page 8) City will not buy vacated postoffice The Cily of Algeria will 'not buy the present post office building when it is vacated for the new building. This decision was announced last Wednesday night at the regular council meeting. Serious consideration had been given by the city to buying the building lor use as a police department and city clerk's office. The Utilities' offices would remain in the present building. But the expenses would increase greatly and since the Utilities now pays for the maintenance of the present city hall, the cost of a janitor, upkeep, lights and water, etc. would be added expenses. Mr. Ruby, from the General Service Administration who met with the council members, will probably put the building up for bids in the near future. THE COUNCIL took up several other matters. Bennie Wibben was appointed to the Planning & Zoning commission to replace Dr. Harold Erickson, who resigned recently. Lloyd Robinson, George Sefrit and Clayton Percival were reappointed lor five- year terms to the board. The commission also recommended the vacating of the alleys in blocks 11 and 12 and city clerk Dave Smith was authorized to advertise their sale. The property is located in the 600 and 700 blocks boarded by Call, North, Lowe and Smith streets. "Murphy" Farrow, 60 off Elmore, dies A former Bancroft-Ledyard area man, Everett "Murphy" Farrow, 60, died last Wednesday at his Elmore, Minn. home. Ho was owner of the Farrow Plumbing & Heating Co. at Elmore for more'than'20 •years. 1 - 1 He was born Nov. 27, 1904 at Ledyard and went to school at Bancroft. His wife, the former Helen Krosch, survives. Also surviving is a sister, three half-brothers and two half-sisters including Milton Farrow of Lakota and David Farrow of Ledyard. Funeral services were held Saturday. Embargo placed on Kossulh roads The Kossuth board of supervisors last week placed a 10- ton load limit embargo on all Kossuth roads including the blacktop roads. This spring has been particularly bad for roads because of snow and water. The water being held gets under the surface making it unable to support a heavy load. Then the blacktop surface breaks through and the road is ruined. The embargo on roads will be in effect until further notice. The 10-ton limit includes the weight of the vehicle. PARENTS INVITED Parents of Algona high school juniors are invited to the planning committee meeting for the "After the Prom Party" on Wednesday night at 8:15 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Car completely burned near Seneca Thursday A car owned by Eugene Larson, who lives near Seneca, burned completely on a gravel road two miles south of Seneca just off the blacktop Thursday night. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and deputy state fire marshal Don Hutchinson are investigating. Lindhorst was notified of the fire by its owner about 6:50 a.m. Friday. Larson told Lindhorst that the machine quit working as he was driving home from work at the Burt Co-op elevator Wednesday evening, March 31. Larson went home and returned with a pickup and he and his wife managed to get the car off the blacktop and onto the gravel road. He left the 195'J Buick there overnight and again attempted to start the car about 0 p.m. on his return from work Thursday. He told Lindhorst it still would not start. Later that evening, farmers Ted Jensen and Lyle England, who live nearby, noticed a light by the car and later they saw the machine ablaze. Lindhorst said the fire was so hot it melted lead in the door and the rear license plate. Larson discovered the burned out. car about 6:50 a.m. Friday as he drove by to go to Burt to work. Lindhorst called Hutchinson at Storm Lake Friday and he came to conduct an investigation as to the cause. No report has been issued as yet.

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