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VtRNIM«CLUftf HAS DONE FINE JOB.,. Kossuth fair - once down, now on way up! ly irmi L** Dtim The 'last five years have been gobd'for the Kossuth County Fair, and secretary Verne McClure has, been good for the fair and grounds too. j Although the annual county fair is still months off, a trip through the local grounds will show just how much progress has been made in recent years under McClure in the rejuvenation of the buildings there. With pride, the Kossuth County Fair Association could offer the Floral Hall to the Chamber of Commerce for the Home Show to be held April 23-25. Because of the condition of the building in past years it was impossiDle to use it. In 19d3 the building was remodeled and repaired and its spaciousness adapts itself to such a show. • Directors of the fair association are Fred Plumb, president; Claude Seely, vice-president; L. W. Nitchals, treasurer, and Vern McClure, secretary, , IN AN interview with Mr. McClure,' who has been secretary since' April 1960, he talked about the last five years being good to Kossuth .County's Fair and grounds. With the support of the people of the county, good crops and no complete rain outs to ruin the 4 days' festivities plus the management of the board of .directors, we have a fair that no doubt 60 to 70% of the counties in Iowa Would like to trade places with; From the County tax levy-the Fair Assn. is given about $7,000 a year. Of that amount $5,500 is paid out in premiums, $300 for ribbons, $600 judges fees, mileage and meals, and the balance in property protection. taxes and police In 1960 the Kitty Wells show Was booked for the grandstand at the cost of $1,000 a night; it was a hillbilly and grand ole opera type show. People were not interested in that type show and besides it was rained out. In 1961 the Junior Chamber sponsored a car raffle; there was more interst shown but rain again hampered the attendance. Stock car races were tried on an experimental basis., TJie old track was used and the football lights were turned around; with the permission of the school board, so they would'flood the "th« Advance U thi Pifwr with tht PICTURE* - 12 in (hit issue" State Historical Iowa City, Iowa Alqona Ho^uth County ••••••••••^^••••••••••••MMaMMMBMMMH^^ Entered os sewnci class moHef, bed. t, 1908, at Aigona, I6wa, frtstofflte under Act of Conafess Mafeh 8. 1879 VOL, 65-NO. 29 MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1965 — ALGONA, IOWA - fl PAGES IN 1 SECTION trance Home Show opens Friday track outside field. VERN McCLURE have more calves; we now have twice as many as any other county. However, total premium money is the same as in the smaller counties. . If money is available after this year's Fair a new floor will be laid in the grandstand; the hog barn needs to be redone; rewiring is badly needed in most of the buildings. IN THE far future all of the buildings need paint, a special building without sides for a show ring would be nice as would be showers for the 4-H youth. There is an indebtedness of $1,500 in grandstand certificates or building notes which are dated 1937. But if a profit can be maintained for another 4 or 5 years Kossuth County should have one of the best plants for its County Fair in the State of Iowa. Two injured in West Bend crash West Bend — Two West Bend men were injured about 2 a.m. last Wednesday when the car in which they were, riding hit a railroad signal","on' /the '•main street'tiere. Eldon Edgington was taken to an Iowa City hospital for Third fire in 2 years A Burt farm family experienced their third fire in the past two years last Wednesday morning. They are the Glenn Parcells, who farm seven miles northeast of Burt. The Burt fire department was called about 8 a.m. Fire chief Walter Steward reported the fire at the Parcell home started in a mattress and bedding and there was about $200 damage from smoke and fire. The Parcells were home when the fire,broke out and the blaze was confined to the one upstairs bedroom. . About six weeks ago, firemen were called to the home- to extinguish a blaze and two years ago, when the family lived northeast of Aigona, .their home was destroyed by fire. Thefts solved with arrest of two men Charles Darrell Johnson, 40 of Aigona, was bound over to district court from Justice of the Peace Delia Welter's court on Thursday on a charge of breaking and entering. Bond of $2500 was set and furnished. Johnson is breaking into charged with the Bituminous of the football treatment while was hospitalized Greg Origer at Emmets- Response was so good that burg. Edgington was reported later in the Fall the track was; to have been badly injured, cut from //a-mile to slightly j Origer was transferred to St. Ann hospital later in the week with a fractured jaw and broken nose. There still was no report on the condition of Edgington. •Origer was reported to have been driving at the time of the accident. Ex-SweaCityan dies in Minnesota 'Mrs. Nettie Rohlin, 71, died last Monday at Olivia, Minn, Funeral services were conducted Thursday for her at Swea City with Rev. Edward Maus officiating. Burial was in the Harrison township cemetery. She was born near Swea City on Aug. 6, 1894 and married to Edward Rohlin. They lived at New London, Minn, for many years, A brother, George Wil- over V-i-mile, Several midget racers have commented that this is the best track they have ever run on; , they've been all over the U. S, An added advantage was the much needed parking space made available by the area vacated by the old track. IN THE spring of 1962 new lights were installed and all money available went into that project. A Wild Animal show and the stock car races drew a capacity crowd in the grandstand that year. Repairs and remodeling on the Floral Hall were made in the early part of 1963 at the cost of $9,000 and one new steel building was erected for $8,000. The latter is used as a show ring during Fair Week and is rented the remainder of the year to the Aigona Community Schools for the buses. The Educational building was painted red, the Floral Hall green and the restroom building pink and blue, The next year, 1964,, another steel building for the livestock barn was added and it is rent? ed to Ernie Williams and the Aigona Implement for storage 11 months of the year; Percivals, Kossuth Motors and Schultz Bros, rent the Floral Hall for the same purpose. The 1964 Fair had another featured added with the Barbecue which was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. It proved to be such a success in spite of light showers that plans for it are included in the pre. paratioq for August, 1965. With the addition of more police prp- tection and new lights all x of the implement dealers have come back witii their machinery to exhibit. IN 196! Lee Seherjek was hired as caretaker and inypne who has needed his services will take their hits off lp bjm. Bjsides Lee and his helpers during the busiest time of the Fair, the Board pf Direetpfs each take the weefc off frpjn, their Jar jobs an4 mjoage ment at the Faiy, without not even mileage, SoHietinae sppn npw, sub-flpor ing will be laid in the grandstand aisles and steps. Future plajas $aU for § large bam fpr livestock. Each year 4-JJ clubs Materials & Supply Co. here over the weekend of April 3-4. fwo truck tires were taken. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, another Algonan had purchased the tires from Johnson, not knowing they 'were stolen, and had taken them out of town to sell. He brought the tires into Lindhorst and Johnson was picked up. Johnson had worked for the firm up until last fall. THE THEFT of a car in Al?o na Saturday nightj^vas apparent^ ly solved with thefarrest of Patrick King, 20, at 'Rolfc Thursday by the Sheriff of Pocahontas county, Wilbert Holldorf, who lives at 410 North Jones street, reported the theft of his 1958 Ford last Saturday while he was out of town at Des Moines. King, who is a grandson, was picked up at Rolfe and the car was in his possession. . . He appeared before Miss Welter Thursday, charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, and was bound over to district court on. $2500 bond, It was not furnished and he still was in jail here Saturday. A THIRD matter was cleared up by the sheriff and police last week. A number of flares and barricades near the Call state park bridge south of Aigona had been moved and taken during the recent Hooding. On Tuesday night, deputy sheriff Larry Hudson and policeman Ray Gerdis caught seven juveniles, many of them high school students, in the act of moving the equipment about 9:15 p.m. They were turned over Hams, Granada, Minn., survives, to their parents by authorities. It is believed that several groups of youths were involved and this was just one of them. The sheriff's office investigated one accident late last Week in the parking area of Weiden- hoff's. A car driven by Larry Penning, Corwith, struck a parked car owned by Monte Newton, Ottosen, there with $35 damage to the Newton machine. The accident occurred about 4:15 p.m. Friday and no charges were filed. .- ; ; Seek persons who dynamited bridge West Bend — Mysterious dynamiting of the Cylinder Creek bridge northwest of here is under investigation this week by Palo Alto County Sheriff Dick Miller. Damage to the bridge is estimated at between $1500. and $2000.' Persons unknown dynamited part of the gravel road to the west approach of the bridge early last week and then Wednesday, the southwest corner of the bridge was also blasted. According to Miller, blasting .fuses ..were found near the scene. Honda dealer for area is appointed t John Levy, owner of the North Iowa Appliance Center,' announced this week he has been appointed dealer for Hondas in this area. He will stock a complete line of parts in a service department and will have over 25 machines on hand representing all 14 Honda.models. Doyle Dailey will be in partnership in this part of the business only. Snow here on Saturday morning Winter continued to hold this area in its grip. The temperature dipped into the 20's early Friday and the low was 30 early Saturday, PLUS a thin layer of snow fell early Saturday morning in Aigona. It disappeared quickly when the sun broke through later Saturday morning but it was snow on April 17 nevertheless. Characters from operetta THESE,GIRLS are part of the cast of characters from. ''The Rabbit Who Wanted 'Reel Wings," an operetta to be presented at - at Lucia Wallace auditorium on Wednesday. From left to right they are Connie Bird, Trudy Parrish, Cindy Sheakley, Mary Schmidt, Ten Herbst, and Nancy Snustad. Photos by Mike Stillman. 11,000 bushels of corn spilled FOUR CHARACTERS from the operetta to be shown at Lucia Wallace Wednesday are pictured from left to right: Linda Lallier, the Wishing Pond Fairy; Larry Groen, Little White Rabbit; Shelly Smith, Mrs. Rabbit; Susan Buchanan, Mrs. Paddleduck. CYO awards to be given here Sunday ALMOST TWQ'THIROS pf a 50-foot ce- mejjt stave silo on the Virgil Smith firm, five miles nprth of Aigona toppled to the ground last Wednesday morning, spilling pyer U.OOQ bushels pf government sealed shelled corn on the ground. Workineji are shpwn using vacuum hoses to clean up the last of the corn Monday morning. It was brought to Aigona for delivery. It is believed the silo, which was constructed in the summer of 1962, toppled over between 7:30 and 8 a.m. although there were no witnesses. Abopt 30 to 35 feet of the 50-fpot silp was smashed and the corn spilled pver § wide area. inclusive Advance^pliotp by Mike Stillman. The 15th annual Catholic Young Organization Award Day will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Garrigan high school with a number of area persons being honored. The most Rev, Joseph M. Mueller, Bishop of the diocese, will make presentations. Among those to be honored will be Mrs. Imelda Engesser, Aigona and Mrs. Ervin Ulses, Bancroft, as Adult Leadership winners. Also to be honored will be the following: GRADE SCHOOL Poetry — Patrick Prothman, Aigona (honorable mention). Essay — Michael Fox and j Francis Stork, Bancroft (honor- lable mention). I Poster — Patricia Dahlhauser, West Bend (2nd place). I Slogan — Mary Kay Miller, 'Aigona, (second place). HIGH SCHOOL Poetry — Donna Kayser, Bancroft (4th place); Phyllis Uch- ter, Aigona (honorable mention), Essay — Janice Menke and Mary Ann Meyers, Bancroft (honorable mention). Poster — Catherine Hatlestad, Bancroft (4th place); Ellen Lynch, Bancroft, (honorable ! mention). ! Slogan — Janice Vaske, Bancroft (2nd place;; Arlene Heldorfer, Bancroft (4th place); Rebecca Bilyeu, Aigona ( honorable mention). ; BASKETBALL Robert Hatten of St. John's of , Bancroft and Dick Bleich of Garrigan were named on the second all-diocesan team and will be given awards. BASEBALL Five Bancroft players were named to the all-diocesan 196465 team and they included Duane Hutchinson, pitcher; Don Menke, catcher; Tom Gocke and Gene Meister, infielders; and Charley Schneider, outfielder. Mayor William Finn will give the greeting from the city of Aigona and Father Francis Conway will give the welcome from the Garrigan school. FILES BANKRUPTCY West Bend — Ronald LeRoy Johnson, West Bend, filed a bankruptcy petition in Federal District Court at Ft. Dodge last week. He listed liabilities of $2,666.94 and assets of $200. He claims $50 in exempt assests. FOURTH IN BROAD JUMP John Wickett earned two points for LuVerne in the Class B division of the Pocatontas Relays Thursday. In the open class broad jump, Wickett finished fourth, To be staged in Floral Hall for first time Algona's Home Show, always considered one of the best in this section of. the state, will open for a three-day, run at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds on Friday. For the first time, the event will be held in the Floral Hall, which several years ago was remodeled and renovated. Prior, to this year, the Home Show has been held in the National Guard Armory. A total of 25 firms will havu booths in the hall and included are furniture stores, building firms, TV shops, etc. Some top entertainment has been booked for the three-day event. "Miss Iowa," Carol Lyn Johnson, will appear Friday afternoon and evening, supplemented by the "Madrastics," a vocal and string group from the Aigona high school. ON SATURDAY, the Calcs Sisters of Springfield, Mo. will appear in the afternoon and evening. They are considered one of tne best acts in the area. And the show, will close on Sunday with afternoon perfprm- ances by the ."Rhythmettes," four area housewives, and the "Cohanas Trio," folk singers from Iowa State University. As in past years, there will be an admission charge of 25 cents per person with children under 12 accompanied. ..by... an- adult admitted free. The show will be open from 2 until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday "and from 2 until 6 p.m. Sunday. GRAND DOOR prize will be a beautiful console stereo. Registration will be for adults only. Rodman elevator burns Saturday The Aigona fire department was one of six departments called to the Rodman Co-Op Elevator early Saturday morning where a fire destroyed the entire building, warehouse, a pickup and a box car pulled up to the structure. Assistant fire chief Chester Wide and five other local firemen answered the call at 5:24 a.m. They stood by for more than an hour but the blaze was out of control when they arrived. It was discovered •bout 5 a.m. Other departments called included Whittemore, West Bend, Cylinder, Emmetsburg and Rodman. Origin of the fire was unknown, according to manager Jurgens. Popular quartet to sing THE POPULAR '•Rhythmettes," Kossuth county's own female quartet, will appear at the Aigona Home Show as one of two top attractions Sunday afternoon. They are pictur- ed, (1 to r) Joan Bernardo, seated, Bernice Holt, Jane Dpocy (Bancroft) and Shirley Schenck. They will appear on the same program as the "Cohanas Trio" of Iowa State University.