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ADVANCE HIJCTIVE SiRVICI Enlistment — Dennis Madsen, Bancroft, air force. tT. ANN ilKTHS April I — Mr. and Mrs. Ed Blocker, Bancroft, boy, 7 Ibs. 15 oz. ALOONA MARKETS Corn , $1.18 Beans $2.78 Oats 68c MAYOR'S COURT Milen Bjustrom, Algona, improper turn, $5; Gary D. De- Boom, Algona, speeding, • $30; Bernard Metzger, West Bend, speeding, $20, WEDDING PERMITS Russell K. Booth, Cresco, and Sharon.A. Rippentrop, Titonka; John A. Wibe and Rosemary Gisch, both Fort Dodge; Charles G. Albrecht, Lorine Berte, both of. Fort Dodge. BUILDING PERMITS Richard N. Burt, extend roof and reshingle; Reding Gravel and.' Excavating, ground sign; LeRoy Geving; one story dwelling, $17,000; K. G. Ewoldt, re- shmgle garage, $100; Francis McVay, reshingle part of dwelling, $100. ., ALGONA WEATHER H L April 7 1 53 29 April 8 ________52 36 April 9 ________54 30 April 10 _53 44 April 11 53 41 April 12 'M- 52 35 April ,13 -^.——58 31 April 14 ———_— 43 ST. ANN HOSPITAL .63 .28 .35 .24 .04 i ' * * r Alfjona Ho^uth County State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa fintefed 6s second class matter, D«€. I, 1968, at Alfiona, Iowa, postofflce ufldef Aef o( Congress March 8, 1879 VOL, 65— NO. 21 THURSDAY, APRIL IS, 1965 - ALGONA, IOWA ' 22 PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS _^^fc. y \ J«- ^^^^fc___^^r ^Im. ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^/ Kossuth gets flood loans Flood loans for Kossuth are authorized Kossuth county is one of nine ''forth Iowa counties designated as eligible for Farmers Home Administration emergency oans, it was -announced today. The announcement came from Stanley Greigg, this area's congressman after a visit with Secretary of the Agriculture Orval Freeman and Howard Bertsch of the FHA. An assistant to Greigg visited Algona Tuesday night and met with several Algona officials in the city hall, including Mayor Bill Finn, councilman Ken Peirce and Russ Buchanan, city attorney. Other counties eligible for the loans include Buena Vista, Cher okee, Clay, - Emmet, Humboldt, Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Woodbury. Additional counties are investigation April 8 — Sister Mary Rose Algona, medical; Andrew Gollner, Algona, medical. April .9 — Mrs. Alice Pierce Algona, medical. April 10 — John Penton, Algona, medical; Mrs. Cecil Snere Algona, medical. April 11.— Baby boy Blocker Bancroft, boarder; Mrs. Kathryn Schiltz, Bancroft, medical; Neoma . Junkermeir, Burt, medical James Edgihgton, Algona, medi cal.' ' ' '•' •' April 12 — Karla Kain, Algona, medical;,. Ray Barber, West Bend, medical. ' April 13 — Robert Claude, Algona, 1 T ft* A; Thomas. Claude, Algona, T & -A-, Stephen Smith, Algona, medical. April 14 — Leo Neppl, Irvington,' medical NEW CARS AND TRUCKS Melvin K. Kubly, LuVerne, Ford Trk.; Algona Impl. Co., Algona, Int'l. Trk.; Albert A. &/or, Milton F. Johnson, Bancroft, Ford p/u; Lester .George Fuchsen;, Whittemore, Chev. p/u; Helmer Fjelsrud, Armstrong, Chev. p/u; John Charles Schemmel, Bancroft, Chev. p/u; Droessler Market & Locker, Bancroft, Chev. trk,; Irvington Coop Elev., Irvington, Chev. p/u; Alvin J. Hardcopf, LuVerne, Chev. p/u; Algona Impl. Co., Algona, Intl.; Dennis P. or Bonnie Mittag, Swe'a City, Chev.; Ervin H. Kra mersmeier, Ledyard, Pont.; Bet ty K. Wickwire, Irvington, Rambler; Opal V, Bourne^ Algona, Buick; James J. Knoll, Burt, Rambler; Wilson R. or Lucille M. Legler, Corwith, Chev,; Dallas Theresa Green, Ledyard, Chev,; Marvin C. & Mary K, Erpelding, Whittemore, Chev.; John H, Struecker, Fenton, Chev,; Ben Lee Hefty, LuVerne, Chev,; Dau's Garage, Algona, Olds; Elmer William Dole, Irvington, Chrys.; John V, Dorenbush, Lakota, Olds; Gerald W. Stillman, Algona, Ford; Henry A. Doerning, Fenton, Plym.; John W. Schulz Jr,, Algona, Chev.; Lowel Elwood Fessler, Fenton, Ford; William D, Ford, Bancroft, Ford; MarUn or Janice Gerdes, Swea City, Pont. presently under for designation. The nearest Farmers Home Administration office is at Humboldt and residents in towns To begin using new post office April 26 The new Post Office will be in operation Monday morning, April 26, according to Postmaster Sullivan. The Engineer will be here Monday or Tuesday but the Regional office in St. Louis has given the go- ahead. Moving of some things will start this week and after the local carriers return from their routes on Saturday the 24th, the final moving will take place. New box numbers have been assigned but the change of keys will take place on the 26th. The city carrier routes will be changed to some extent because of the new location of the Post Office. The North and West planters have plant material in them now. All that is left of "old" Wesley school Advance gels press honors Tht Kossvth County Ad- vanct wen its 13th Iowa press •ward in tht last nine ytert (•It weekend wh*n this ntws- paper wo given "Honorable Mention" in tht Clan 1 division of Gtntral ixctlltnct, Nt ethtr Kefivth County ntwsp§« per rtctived any iward, Tht Advinct Ni won ftp hentrf in gtntrtl tvftlltnft •Its in If57, If$• *nd m\ •nd (lit ytir Wil •wtrded tht top piriit for gtntrel fx< ftjltn$t in advertising Uyout ind dtiign. Publisher Outfit I, Ptwtl •nd tdjtor JwU#n ChriffhJJItt wort en hand t« *cctpt tht hfDari it Pts Mointf Utt wtektnd during tht Sfith lit? nu*l lew* Prtlf Afso«j«tion convention. in under 2,500 (which would in elude Swea City and other North Kossuth towns hard hit by floods) and farmers can con tract for loans there. Loans will be made for any thing farmers need to keep going and to get back to where they were before flood water: struck. This could include pur chase of feed, seed, fertilizer replacement of equipment ant livestock and other essentia farm and home operation^ex penses. Also included are the replace ment and repair. of buildings fences and drainage irrigation systems. The interest rate for this type of loan is 3% and paymen schedule is dependent upon the purposes for which the loan are made. FOR TOWNS over 2,500 which would include Algona o course, loans from flood damage can be .made in the SBA (Smal Business Administration) office to be set up at hard-hit Chero kee in the next few days. Further information is expect ed soon. Master Farmer / award made to Hugh Black Hugh M. Black, southeast of Algona farmer, was named Maser Farmer at a luncheon at Des kfoines Wednesday sponsored by Wallaces Farmer. Four others who received the coveted award were Leon Haahr, Newell, J, Gordon Hollis, Waterloo, Harold V. Ryon, Laurens, and James W. Wright, of Collins, All have long records in not only good farm management and practices, but also are active in many community affairs, To be eligible a farmer must be nominated by friends or neigh bors. He must have a proven operation of farming with sound livestock and soil building programs. He is also required to have an outstanding record in the community. In the years the award has been made only 211 men anc Gordy Root, 30, found dead in local motel A former Algona radio announcer, Gordy Root, 30, died shortly after noon Monday at an Algona motel. Death was an apparent suicide, according to Kossuth county medical examiner Dr. R. F. Snyder, Swea City. When the cleaning lady wa unable to get into the room or arouse Mr. Root, Police chief A Boekelman was called and the chain guard on the door wa removed to gain entrance. Sheriff Lindhorst, an ambulance, anc doctor were summoned by own ner Horace Clapsaddle. Root,was still alive when authorities arrived but he died a few minutes later. Several empty sleeping pill . bottles were iound in the room and death was attributed to an overdose of pills. Root's body was taken to Mason City for an autopsy by Mc- Cullougn's and then taken to the funeral parlors at Hutchinson, Minn. . ONLY RUINS remain of the "old" Wesley public, school building after a fire swept through it early Saturday morning, doing damage estimated at between $80,000 and $100,000.' Although there is insurance on the building, it probably will not amount to this figure, according to Wesley fire chief Dr. H. H. Raney. , The building was constructed in 1895 and two additions have been attached since then. One of the additions, a gymnasium, had minor roof damage when the belfry of the old building'toppled on it and also two fire-resistant doors were almost burned through.' The other addition, including several classrooms, had some smoke film in it as did the gym. ' The building which burned housed 6th,. 7th, 8th grades, plus a library, kitchen and administrative offices. The junior high grades began meeting at Corwith Tuesday while the gym was partitioned for two sixth grade classrooms. The kinder- garten also is housed in the newer portion for Wesley youngsters. The fire was discovered about 7 a.m. by John Muehe, who lives nearby the school in the southwest part of Wesley. By the time firemen, arrived, the interior of the building was was a raging inferno. They were able to save school records, which' were kept in steel cabinets, as well as some books. By late morning, two chimneys were all that remained of the old building and these came down later as can be seen in the above picture taken Monday by Mike Stillman. The wall at right is part of the newer school addition. Note smoke still coming from the ruins of the building. No decision has been made as yet about a replacement. The 6th, 7th and 8th. grade classes will probably meet in the gym and at Corwith as they are now for the remainder of the school year. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Two die in crash Kossuth county went 99 days without an automobile fatality in 1965 but tragedy struck the Algona area on the 100th day as a popular Algona high school senior and an Irvington mother of four children died within 20 minutes of each other in a crunching one-car crash one died about 20 minutes later in • Waterloo hospital. The accident occurred .in a heavy rainstorm. A second car of Algonans was just behind the Schade car. They included Mrs. Robert Thompson, daughter Judy, Lavonne Sailer, Dianna mile south of Allison Saturday Peterson, Judy Hagg and Dar- one woman award. Hugh have received the Black operates a 480 acre family farm. The farm has been incorporated and is Known as Black Acres, Inc. The cropping program is a rotation of corn, beans, an(J meadow. Corn is harvested with a picker shelter and dried to a safe moisture content fpr storage. . Blick has sold his Ayrshire mjlkjng herd but still has 32. fceifers. He's shifting Ms Uve^ stock enterprise tp more nogs and beef cattle. SPF 1 gilts have (Continued on page 6) about 4 p.m Tht accident took the life of Mary Cowan, 11-year old daughter of Mr, and Mrs, Kon Cowan of Algona and 40-year old Mrs. Clarence Canaday of Irvington, Miss Cowan would havo graduated from tht Algon* high school in just a ftw wttks. Tht Irvington mother loaves three children •nd her husband at home, The crash occurred during a heavy rainstorm on highway 14 between Allison and Parkers? burg, not too far from Cedar Falls where the carload of five persons had attended a 2-day Future Business Leaders convention. MRS, SCHAOf, the former Roxanne Rogert who was married just a few months ago, was the driver of the car, owned by her husband. In all, 27 students and chaperones attended the conclave, leaving here Friday morning and returning Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Canary hag originally net planned tp m*ki the trip but it the lift minute, deeded to 99> She wtf killed instantly in the crash while Mjss Cowan lene Heinrich. As the Schade car attempted to pass another car, the left wheels slipped onto the soft shoulder. It swerved back onto the highway and skidded into a bridge abutment. The car was a total wreck and it is hard to tell how any survived in the twisted mass of metal. None of the occupants of the car were thrown from the vehicle. Mrs. Canaday was in the front right seat while Miss Cowan was in the rear right seat. The occupants remained in the car while one car was sent into Allison to summon an ambulance and doctors. The three survivors of the crash are hospitalized at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo. In all, five carloads of students and adults had attended the state conference. Three others in the car were injured and the latest report of their condition at a Waterloo hospital is as follows: (Continued on Page 2) Easter Egg hunt scheduled for Saturday The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at the Call State Park HE WAS employed as a radio announcer at KLGA from 1961 until about June 1, 1964. Later that summer, he was employed at Ft. Dodge television station KQTV and then he continued radio work at Redwood Falls. Root had checked into the Acreage Motel at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. His parents arc Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Root of Hutchinson and he was single. Four criminal pleas are filed in court Four criminal actions were filed in district court in the last week. Ed Holz was fined $200 and costs of $65.42 on a bad check charge. Lucile Hof was fined $300 and costs on a charge of driving while intoxicated. She was arrested on 169 south of Algona March 26 by Patrolman Bird. Glen G. Hildebrand was arrested April 4th a mile north of Algona by Patrolman Cogdall and was fined $300 on a plea of guilty to driving while intoxicated. Papers were filed last week on a plea of guilty Feb. 26 by Thomas F. Putney who was fined.$300 on a charge of driving while intoxicated in February. Saturday, sponsored by the of the Al- Commerce. Salesmen's Bureau gona Chamber of The circular area in front of the State Park Shelter House will be roped off into three separate areas for three different age groups, This way the children are competing with other children of their own age in the hunting of eggs. . Approximately 100 dozen eggs will be used. These eggs will be colored by the Algona Girl Scouts. Some eggs will be numbered and will be good for prizes. The big hunt will blast off at 9:00 a.m. sharp, — and it goes fast and furious. If you intend to participate, don't be late. Boys and girls over 12 years of age are eliminated as oldsters. Every member of the Sales- Dr.Plotlloleave for Spirit Lake Dr. Carol L. Plott, who has practiced general surgery in the Algona area since July, 1959, has informed the Advance that he will be leaving Algona the last of June. On July 1 he will become associated as a general surgeon with the Spirit Lake Medical Center, Spirit Lake. There are at present four physicians in this clinic set-up which is well known throughout Northwest Iowa. Dr. Plott has purchased a home on Spirit Lake and will move his family there during the latter part of June. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Rooney have purchased the Plott residence in Algona. FLOODING ENDED All highways were clear of water in Kossuth county Wednesday and the East Fork of the Des Moines river was nearly back in its banks by Thursday morning. JOINS KOSSUTH MOTORS Dick Norton has joined the sales staff of the Kossuth Motor Co., it was announced this week by owner Don Nelson. He formerly operated the Norton Machine Works and began work with the car agency Monday of ;his week. 10 WEEKS IN HOSPITAL Livermore — Dennie Renquist, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Renquist, is now at home but will have to stay in bed for quite some time. He spent 10 weeks in the Mercy hospital at Ft. Dodge, where he had a bone reset and a plate put in near his hip. He is now in a cast from his waist down. INTO HONOR SOCIETY Bancroft — Michael Welp, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Welp of Lakefield, Minn, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Lentsch and Mrs. F. J. Welp, both of Bancroft, was the only junior boy initiated into the Lakefield high school National Honor Society-recently. "•—""~~ ' " v : ''- DATE SKIP DAY Burt — Senior Skip Day will be Friday, April 23 with a trip to Minneapolis to see the Ice Follies, Cinerama, and Sports Show. Chaperones will be Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Herrick. POSTMASTER RETIRES Ottosen — Mrs. Roy Jacobson retired as postmaster March 31. Mrs. H. D. Benson was sworn in that day as acting postmaster and took over her duties April 1. FATHER IN THAILAND St. Joe — Mrs. Alvin Klein and daughter Mrs. Joe Loebach had guests Tuesday for the first birthday of Joe Loebach, son of Mrs. Joe Loebach. The father is in service stationed in Thailand, and is expected home this month with his army discharge. Attending were Mrs. Joe Loebach, Whittemore, Mrs. Anna Geis- checker, Mrs. Dean Dodds and Debbie, Mrs. John Roder and Sandy, all Algona, Mrs. Woodrow Johnson, Mrs. K. L. Kohlhaas, Mrs. Milford Plathe and Jennifer, Mrs. Ernie Bormann, Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas, from here, and Mrs. Edmund Berte and Kevin, Whittemore. TO FILL VACANCY Bancroft — J. It. Kennedy was named to fill the unexpired term of Harold Clark on the Bancroft Independent school board last Friday noon at a luncheon in honor of Mr. Clark. He was presented a gift. Dr. R. E. Webster was elected president of the board. To give free car here at big Auto Show A gigantic Auto Show has been dated for Algona on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-9 in the Floral Hall of the Kossuth County Fairgrounds, it was announced this week by the Automotive Bureau of the Algona Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the 10,800-square feet of the Floral Hall, a huge 120-foot circus tent will also be erected to accommodate all of the gorgeous car models. A stage will be erected in the center of the Floral Hall are Floyd Holt and John Nau-^ «nd top-notch acts will be provided, direct from Chicago. Auto- have a breakfast meeting in the Shelter House at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, April 17th. The breakfast is in charge of Ry Phillips and Les Riter. The Egg Committee members MARY CQWAH ! ! holz; PA system, Murl Potter; Prizes, Ray Gilbert and Arnie Gerdis; Stakes and Twine, Nels Anderson. Colored eggs will be distribut- to children it' the weather prevents hiding them. mobile manufacturers will send special cut-away and special design show models for viewing. One of the big features of the show will be a drawing on May 9 at 9 p.m. for a free new car. The winner will have his choice of nine different makes. There will be a $1.00 ad mission charge to the event. Fyrther details will be forthcoming.