Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 8, 1965 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

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Water, water everywher&rand not a drop to drink I state Historical Sooiet* v City, * * j^V ' i,,''\ > * •41. '?**$ v v" ' -•• ?^ ' ... «,*>, -HT- F. , ' VAN'S AND WALHURO'S "GET IT AGAIN" Worst floods in years reported in county WATER 3-FEET DEEP ON HIGHWAY 18 NORTH SWAMPED HOUSE WEST OF RENDERING PLANT THE DUMP ROAD NORTH OF ALGONA LOOKING WEST CHOIR TO PERFORM Lakota — The Waldorf College choir of 66 vocies will present a concert of sacred -music Saturday night at 8 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran church here, under the auspices of the church congregation. There will be no admission charge but a... freewill offering will be taken. YOUNGSTER BADLY BURNED Bancroft — Judy Degen, 5Vz- year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Degen, is recovering from second and third .degree burns suffered last weeldat her home. She was leaning over the electric stove when her clothing caught fire from a burner. She was not hospitalized but had burns on her chest, stomach, shoulder and right hand. BUYS DRIVE-IN Titonka — Donald Wubben, Titonka, purchased the A & W Drive-In cently. at Independence re- FATHER DIES Swea City — Walter Brunsvold, 63 of Estheryille, died Saturday at his home at Estheryille of: a heart attack. He - was a longtime board member of the Dickinson-Emmet-Kossuth REC. Mrs. Edward Bauer of Swea City is one of two daughters surviving. Also surviving is a son and his wife. ACTING MAYOR Bancroft — William R. Shoen- hair, Bancroft, has been named acting mayor here following the resignation of H. V. Clark last Monday night. He has been mayor pro tern since the first of the year. The council spent a few minutes listening to a street sweeper 'salesman in the short meeting this week. GIVE RELIGIOUS SKIT Fenton — Some members of the Walther League of St. John's Lutheran church went to Terril Sunday and gave their religious skit, Justification by Faith, for the Spring Rally of the Okoboji Zone Walther League. Having parts in the skit were Marilyn Alt, Duane Luedtke, Margaret Bierstedt, Phillip Ruger, Danny Kern, Mark Berkland, Rennae No end is in sight for the worst floods in years in Kossuth county today as water continued to crest north and south of Algona. "'"' The DM Mointt river went out of it» bank* early Saturday and by Tuesday, water was 30 to 36 inches deep over a stretch of highway 18 east of the bridge north of Algona. The road was closed off to traffic early Monday and was still closed late Wednesday. For the first time within memory, water also came over the highway west of the bridge on No. 18 and although not deep, covers an area of about 50 to 60 feet. Wallburg's Paint Store is entirely surrounded by water as can be seen elsewhere in the pictures on today's front page and the dump road likewise is closed with water one and two feet deep. SOUTH OF Algona the water was right at the edge of the highway by the bridge late Wednesday but had not crossed highway 169 as yet. There is still plenty of ice on both sides of town. "When the ice breaks, we don't know what will happen," •aid Don Christensen,., state._. highway'department superintendent. He said a light pole was knocked out and several barricade poles and guide posts were washed away from ice on highway 18 east of the bridge. Christcnsen also placed a 6- ton embargo on all state blacktop roads in Kossuth county including highways 44, 226, 91 and 60. Embargos were also put on all other blacktop roads by the County Board of Supervisors at 10 tons. WATER WAS nine inches deep in spots on highway 169 be tween Algona and St. Joe Wednesday. Highway department men worked around the clock Tuesday night and Wednesday to keep traffic moving through the 9-inch deep water, helping Alqona Kossuth County Entered as. second class matter, Dec. 1, 1908, at Algona, Iowa, postotfice under Act of Conorcss Match 8. 1879 VOL. 65—NO. 27 THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1965 — ALGONA, IOWA 20 PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS Joins sales department of local firm stalled cars, etc. Friends and Three lie for "Oscar" crown neighbors of Votteler, Vicky Eimers, Robert Craig jJorehardt, Eimers, Perry Krause, and PLAN NiW BUILDING Wtfley — Allen Blake has announced that all funeral calls will be handled through his Corwith and Wonka Homes. For ambulance or other service call his Wesley number 3§9i- When weather permits the erection of his new Wesley home win begin in the lots just east of the Urban Ljckteig home. FRATERNITY QFFICI* Iowa City — WHUsm Algona, freshman, ia thf university of lows college of law, hjs been elected Yicerpresjdjnt of pelta Theta Phi, prof essioniJ law fraternity at the university. He is the son of Mrs Porolhy Hjg gins. "Jiggs" Kollasch, owner of the gas station between Algona and St. Joe, helped him sandbag the station, which was surrounded by .water, on Tuesday. At Swea City, water 14 to 16 inches deep was standing in downtown Swea City early this week. No school was held there Monday after a section of highway 9 inside Swea City was inundated. Many gravel roads in the coun- y are impassable. School buses rom most schools are traveling only on hardsurfaee roads. ALGONA CITY department workers pumped water from the yards in homes in the east part >f Algona where water was starting to seep into basements. Workers continued their efforts .n this east section of Algona Monday and Tuesday. At least one Algona street in the east part of town was closed because of overflow water. There was a report that water was over the road in 21 spots in Kossuth county Monday. WOMAN BREAKS HIP Mrs. J. L Merryman fell Sunday when leaving church and broke her hip. this is the fourth time she has had such an accident- One hip has been broken three tiroes and has a steel'plate in it- This break is in the other hip and a steel pin was put in by surgery Sunday afternoon. She will be in St. Ann hospital for some time. NO ADVANCE MONDAY There will be no Advance published next Monday. New mch- inery will be installed in the Advance this weekend.. BOB HENDERSON llob Henderslon, who lived in Algona several years during the 1950's, -joined the Electronic Specialties firm here Monday, according to owner Gene Faulstich. Henderson,will take complete charge of the sales department of the firm. He and his family lived in Algona from 1954 until 1956. He was with the Jewel Tea Co. then and after leaving Algona, continued with the firm for four years at Iowa Falls and for four years at Des Moines. Both of the Hendersons grew up and attended school at Waterloo but he is a native of Bradgate. An 18-year old daughter, Pamela, will finish school this spring at North high in Des Moines and will remain with her grandparents there. The Hendersons also have a son, Todd, 13, an eighth grader, and he came here with his parents, The Hendersons are Episcopalians. Presently, the Faulstich firm is completing another addition to their firm for TV and stereo display and Mr. Henderson will be introduced at that time during a special opening upon its completion. A three-way tie for first place n the Kossuth County Advance 'Oscar Contest" was declared after announcement of the win- lers in the Academy Awards Monday night by Ray Langfitt.l They were Cindy Laubenthal, Dana Snodgress and Mrs. Ralph Donovan, all of .Algona.-- Each will receive a one-year pass lor two to the Algona and StarUte Drive-In Theatres. Second place was won by Marge Waldron and she won a 6-month pass for two while Mrs. Robert Pruismann, Britt, received a three-month pass. Pilot from Livermore gets air medal Livermore — Capt. James V. Berryhill, Liyerrnpre, was among eight Air. Force personnel pjrj|; sented Air Force Commendation' Wcdals recently by Maj. Gen. Joseph H. Moore, 2nd Air Division in ceremonies at Danang Air Force Base in South Viet Nam. ' . , Berryhill, rescue crew} commander of a HH-43F Huskie helicopter, is assigned to Detachment 5, Pacific Air Rescue Center. He was cited for rescuing the pilot of an Al-H Skyraider who bailed out of his aircraft five miles north of the base. The Skyraider was one of several Viet Naniese and U. S. aircraft which participated in a bombing raid in North Viet Nam. Berryhill rescued the pilot less than one minute after he hit the water and five minutes later, the pilot was receiving medical attention at the base. Capt. Berryhill is the son of Mrs, Marcia Berryhill of Livermore and is married and the father of four children. Prior to being called for active duty in Viet Nam last September, he was stationed at Kinchelon Air Force Base at Sault Saint Marie, Photographs Selma march TV explodes in home near Whittemore Whittemore — The Whittemore fire department was called to the Louis Wehrspann home miles north of town Monday about 7:30 a.m. when their TV blew up. Windows were blown out and the wall was burned badly, Considerable damage was done to the furni- riiae ru S S damage was «»•„ AH CtC. AH interior, Legion to discuss consolidation The regular American Legion meeting Wednesday was to discuss the possibility of consolidating with the V.F-W. and Moose Lodges, according to president Ed FarreU. Currently, the V-F.W. rooms are open just on Friday and Saturday nights while the Moose, although open regularly, has its financial problems as has the American Legion clubrooms here. Michigan, where his wife, who teaches on the base, and child ren live, Ex-Algonan to be Armour director Perry White, born and raised in Algona, will become a direo tor of Armour & Co, in a mcr< ger in which the Armour concern is joined with Baldwin- Lima-Hamilton Corp. of which White is president. He will remain as president of the subsidiary as well as being a director in the parent company. The Armour company operates packing plants and the Baldwin con* cern is manufacturer of heavy equipment and diesel engines. Mr. White and his wife, the for? mer Donnabelle Merron, were here a few weeks ago for the services of her aunt and uncle, the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Miller. The Whites will continue to live in Philadelphia. To appear over TV twice in week Three Kossuth county men, re cently returned from a South American trip, will appear on TV twice in the next four days Kyle Keith, Gerald Frariki (Al gona) and Roger Linde (Swej City) will appear on Mankato TV (ch. 12) at 10:3,0 p.m. Thursday 8 lid will then be seen over KG LO (ch. 3) next Monday at 9 p.m JOHN PHILLIPS is shown "shooting" more of the Selma demonstrations during his visit there last month. A fellow traveler took the above picture. The second and concluding part of a special and exclusive story written for the Advance on his trip to Selma, Ala. by John Phillips will be found on page 8, section 3 of today's Advance. Fire destroys firm at Bancroft Sunday Bancroft — A fire gutted the Bancroft Speed Wash Sunday jvening after a furnace in the jasement exploded. Firemen aattled the blaze for five hours. Heavy smoke poured from the building for several hours, hampering efforts of firemen in locating where the worst fire was. The building is in the former bank building here. Fire trucks from Burt were also called when it appeared the blaze might get out of control at one point. Five washers fell into the basement from the first floor as the floor gave way. Nine other machines were badly damaged or destroyed. George Rahe is the owner of the building and business. No estimate of the damage has been made but the loss is at least partially covered by insurance There was also extensive smoke damage to Garry's Home Furnishings just next door. It was the second serious fire in Ban croft in the past three weeks. The Mary Sheridan home was destroyed by fire March 18 during the blizzard. Youngster breaks arm second time in a month! Swea City — A Swea City boy, 9-year old Paul Anderson, broke his arm for the second time in just over a month here Monday, The youngster, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson of rural Swea City, slipped on ice while in the yard with his father and broke the arm. He was treated at Holy Family hospital at Estherville. Just over a month ago, he broke the same arm about a half-inch higher while playing at school. His arm was just removed from the cast. Ledyard grocery store is closed Ledyard — Mrs. Mary Bashara closed her grocery store here because of her health. She competed 34 years of business in ^edyard in March, coming here with her late husband, Charles Bashara, and had been in business in the same place since that ime. Mrs. Bashara has three children: Beverly, Mrs. Kent Moust- ;ard of Cowrie; Rosalyn of Ledyard and Tom with the air police stationed in Germany, all of who were born in Ledyard. She plans to spend her time here in her home in Ledyard at New editor For newspaper at Bancroft Harold V. Clark, editor of the Bancroft Register since June 1, 1936, resigned his position this week to accept a position on the acuity of South Dakota State University at Brookings, S. D. He will leave for his new job Saturday of this week. Clark sold the Register to Duane E. Dewel and Julian Chrischilles on Aug. 1, 1963 and since then has served as general manager of the paper as well as secretary-treasurer of the Bancroft orporation, owners of the paper. At the same time, the owners announced the appointment of Jim Sullivan as new editor and manager of the Bancroft paper. Sullivan has served as advertising manager of the paper for the past year. He and his wife and four children came to Bancroft from 'Des Moinesy where tie had been employed with the railroad there for many years. No other.per- sonnel changes are contemplated at Bancroft. CLARK will be an instructor n journalism at SDS and also be manager of the Volga Tribune, a small weekly newspaper owned by the University and pub- ished by senior journalism students at the school. Mrs. Clark will remain in Bancroft for the time being, helping with the transition of the paper. The Clarks do not plan to sell their home in Bancroft. Four damage cases filed on one accident Four damage suits for a total of $56,867.60 have been filed in district court as the result of an accident Sept. 27, 1964, six miles west and a mile north of Swea City. The cases are all filed against Sylvester Elbert. The other car involved in the crash was driven by Mrs Paul (Sheryl) Sanft- ner, who asks hospital expense of $31 plus permanent injuries f $2500. Two small children were inured. The father asks $50,000 damages for James, 8 years old, nd the petition alleges he will lave one leg shorter than the ther because of the injuries in he crash. The father also asks $7,500 or Larry, 7 years old, who had concussion and other injuries. The father, Paul Sanftner, asks reimbursement for $1163.65 hospital costs for James, plus an anticipated $2000 in the fu- ure. He also asks $500 for past care plus $500 for future care of the boy. He also asks reim- iursement for $97.95 for hospital costs for the son Larry. IN SACRED CONCERT Mary Jean Hood, daughter of the Gene Hoods, Algona, will take part in the senior concert Sunday evening at the college of St. Teresa, Winona, Minn. She will sing a solo part in the sacrec concert. DIVORCE IS ASKED Gary Q. Dodds is asking a di vorce from Virginia L. Dodds They were married at Fairmon Jan. 18, 1960. He also asks cus tody of the two children. Attempt break-in at Livermore Livermore -?- An attempted break-in was made at the Legion hall recently. A window in the door was broken in an attempt to reach the lock and the bolts were taken out of the door hinges but clue to the construction of the door, they were unable to remove the door. Nothing was reported missing.

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