Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 31, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 31, 1965
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State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa Algona Garden Club holds flower show The Algona Garden Club held a flower show Tuesday in the Methodist church. Mrs. Clarence Anderson, Laurens, gave a lecture on color and flower arrangement. Mrs. Anderson is a nationally accredited judge for amateur flower shows and an instructor in Flower Show Schools. Sixty women registered for her program and the silver tea which followed. Judging of the flower show was done before the program. First place winners in the Artistic Division were Mesdames Wm. C. Dau, Herb Hedlund, James Hinton, C. R. McQuiston, Elbert McVeigh, H. S. Mont- goniery, C. L. Young. Those winning blue ribbons in the Horticulture Division were Mesdames Wayne Johnson,' Bert Deal, C. L. Young, H. S. Montgomery, Wm. C. Dau, John Deim, Leo McEnroe, C. R. McQuiston, Harley Troutman, Fred Pannkuk and Hugh Colwell. "iy fur the paid circulation «f any county piptr," Co u ntv Entered 03 second elo»» malt«f, Dec. 1, 1908. at Algono, Iowa, postoffico UrvJer Act of Coparess March 8. 1879 VOL. o$-NO. 41 MONDAY,MAY 31,1965 — ALGONA, IOWA- 8 PAGES IN I SECTION ^^ Factory produces 4,000 eggs daily; for sale in Algona area IN THE ARTISTIC division for novice arrangers Shirley Hedlund on the left is standing behind her arrangement, Grandmothers Memories, which was made using purple, orchid and white lilacs. Beside her is Beulah McVeigh with a madonna figurine, lilies of the valley and plantain lily foliage for Christmas Day. LUCILLE MONTGOMERY, on the left, and Hertha Dau won top awards in the Artistic division. On the left is an interpretation of Oriental Honeymoon with a branch of flowering crab, weathered wood, a rock and the top of a regal lily in the focal area. Mrs. Dau's Christmas Day is depicted with snowballs, blue flocks, and iris foliage around the blue and white creche. Photos by Mike Stillman. Another first for Algona— merchants are selling and cafes are serving eggs produced in a controlled environment egg factory about three miles from town. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Troutman Sr,, two miles west and one-half mile north of Algona, have this operation on their farm. Production began- with 6,000 pullets on June 19, 1964. In the egg, nature puts out :he most perfect package. The hen is a little factory with no control over where the egg is [aid. This condition is reclined by the Troutmans. .; The hens are housed in a building 40' by 156' plus an office and cooler measuring 14' by 22'. Four or live birds are n each .wire cage which measures 16 by' 18 inches. Fresh water flows in a trough outside a cage and once a day feed is placed in a trough on the outside, also., Eggs are laid on the wire and roll to the front of the cage to the cement floor;below. Chores are " dpne Uy.. Mr. and Mrs. Troutman in about 3 hours. Between 3,600 and 4,609 eggs are gathered daily. This is-' a return of about 60% which is considered good. The lights in the building are turned on at 9 o'clock in the evening and are turned off at 2 o'clock the next afternoon, giving the hens 17. hours of light. This enables them to lay in the cool part of the day, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and rest during the warmest part of the day. Eggs are picked up early each morning and again at mid-day. This schedule also offers the best time for visitors to see the pro duct through an observation .window.. ,W- ,..'...... . •„ ;; • < - ^ r lTi Si '^ecti£ neat ffi*fne office but the temperature in the other area remains a con stant 55 degrees the year around. The heat from each hen is equal to a 15 watt light bulb, the overhead lights produce other heat with fans controlling both the humidity and the tern perature. The temperature of the eggs when laid is 106 degrees. Mi cro-organisms start working im mediately and the bacterial action is stopped when they are cooled right away. The average American eats 210 eggs a year. Eggs under controlled production may be kept a year at 50 degree temperature. They are always placed in the carton with the small end down so the air cell will be at the top. The Troutman eggs are 98% Grade A. Places in Algona handling the eggs are Chrome Cafe, Hood's Grocery, Van's, Ron and Jack's, National, Maidrite, Algona Hotel, Johnson Huuse, Charlie's, Blue and White, Good Samaritan Rest Home, Diagonal and End End grocery stores. In Burt, Lovstad grocery and Vogel's Market sell the Troutman eggs. Vogel's Market in Ceylon, Minn, also has them. The rest of the eggs are distributed by Krogers In Albert Lea, Minn. This is a chain store operation. Six from area ire PEARL McENROE is standing in front of her winning entry in the Horticulture division at the local flower show. She won a blue ribbon pn a branch from a, snow ball bush. On the left is (he other outstanding specimen in that division, a blossom from a tree peony owned by Celia Deal who was not available for a picture. 6.0,W«lhouMR,89 ofTilonki.diw G. D. Welhousen, 89, pioneer resident of Titonka, cjiecj Thursday in the Buffalo Center hospital Services were held Satyr(Jay at 1:30 p.m. in the Methg- dist church. Rev. Rasmussen officiated. Blake funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Nepjiews were pallbearers. Larry's filting "fMlNftiRf" Larry's Recreitipn Cent«r i$ undergoing rernojdelirtg. At present « new front if being installed. Pltm for more extensive remodeling »re still incomplete. Sennit Wifefetn if the contractor. Owner terry Knoll came to Algon* in thf spring of 195$ to operate thf Recreation Center tnd p chased thf building in I960. Ames graduates Ames — Degrees and certificates were awarded to 1,138 students in commencement e^ ercises at Iowa State University on Saturday. Graduating from this area were: Bancroft -~ Linda A. Weber, home economics education, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Weber. lode ™ Lloy4 K. Stlth, chemical industries technology, son of Mrs. Etta L, Jenson. Ftnton -=r Earl E. Jent?, chemical engineering, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Jentz. TJtsnkf «. Jeffery W. Boykcn, aerospace engineering, son of Wt. an4 Mrs. Edward Boyken. R. Overg Krfntz, agricultural bUffUMMl, son of !*r. and Mrs. Cbjfor4 • MRS. FRANCES BEITZ is pictured grading and candling eggs at the Troutman Egg Factory northwest of Algona. Mrs. Beitz had been employed in similar work for 17 years at the Algona Produce. , Photo by Mike Stillman. Twister sweeps through Seneca Seneca — The twisters that were .prevalent in northwest,, Iowa last Monday evening ripped through the Seneca.area and took, the roof off of a large machine shed at the Gene Bollig farmstead. A new • boat that was housed in the shed sustained a broken windshield. The Bollig boys, who saw the twister coming, reported that it just missed the corner of the Henry Looft farmstead. Others seeing the twister took refuge in their basements. Edward Wagner rites Saturday at LuVcrne LuVerne — Funeral services for Edward R. Wagner, 70, were held Saturday in the Zion Lutheran church with Rev. R. G. Mueller officiating. Burial was in the LuVerne cemetery with Blake's in charge. Mr. Wagner was a section foreman on the M '& St. L railroad until his retirement in 1959. In 1919 he married Sadie Ristau at Ft. Dodge. He had been a life-long resident of this community. , Survivors besides his wife are Mrs. Darwin Wil seven children, Johns, Geneseo, 111.; Mrs. liam Eastman, Rockford, 111.; Mrs, Delmar Fisher, Woodbine, III; Mrs. Richard Boyd Jr.; Har- Un, LuVerne; La Vonne and Marlin, both of Cherokee. One brother and two sisters also survive, Mrs. Charles Lamb, Vesper, Wis.; Mrs. Milo Patterson, LuVerne; and Ernest, Humboldt. Dogs to be lied up June 6 to June 12 AU dogs in the city limits of Algona are to be tied up or confined from Sunday, June 6, until Saturday, June 12. They may be released after the Pet parade which starts at 10 Saturday morning, June 12 at the high school Annex. The band from the high school will lead the Pet parade to the city hall, where each pet may be innocu- $ 100,000 asked in case filed in court Eldon Edgington, West Bend, brought suit in district court asking a total of $100,000 damages as the result of an accident in West Bend April 14, 1965. According to the petition Ed gington was a passenger in z car driven by Gregory Origer when the letter's car crashed into a railroad crossing signal on the north end of that town's Main street. Edgington claims recklessness and that Origer was driving while under the influence of alcohol. He asks $50,000 for injuries and medical bills past and future, and also asks an additional $50,000 as exemplary or punitive damages. Two get honors at Sioux City Whittenwre chols, tjajry Jajcaes A. Ni- , Nichols. Two area students graduated with distinction in commencement exercises at Briar Cliff College on May 29. Marilyn Mae Hogan, Whittemore, received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude. She is the daughter of Mrs. Marie Hogan. Ruth Ann Nelson, Wesley, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laucle. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nelson. Post office builder suedbyAlgonan William A. Prothman, Algona, brought suit in district court against the Badger Buildings Inc., of Milwaukee, Wis., for various sums for work done on the new Algona post office in the past year. There are six separate claims totaling $18,- ' 510.94. Most of the claims are for labor furnished. One claim for $10,000 is on an alleged forcing of a signing of a written contract under illegal duress. Silver wedding for Swea City couple $we» City — Mr. and Mrs. Quiet holiday; Iwo accidents The Memorial Day holiday, at least up until noon Monday, was a quiet one for Kossuth county. Charges of "careless driving" were filed against Ken S. Cowan, Algona, after his car struck a parked car owned by Glenn Burtis, Algona, sometime early Saturday morning according to city police, who investigated. Cowan's case has not been heard as yet. The parked car, owned by Glenn Burtis and parked along State street, had about $500 in damage while the Cowan machine had $400 in damage. Three highway patrolmen worked the area and reported only one accident until Monday noon. Charles Bird reported a car carrying four West Bend people had the brakes go out and flipped over 2 miles south and IVs west of the junction of highways 18 and 169 north of Bancroft. Driver was Dennis Miller and his wife and two children were with him. The 1964 car had about $350 in estimated damage but the occupants had just minor scratches. They were traveling to Bancroft to attend the graduation of a relative of his wife. After a rainy Saturday and a cloudy Sunday morning, skies in Kossuth county cleared shortly after noon and temperatures soared all the way to 69 late in the afternoon. Skies were still clear Monday morning for the Memorial Day parade and temperatures were expected to be in the 70's. Hughes speaks at Governor's day here Wednesday The annual Governor's Party, sponsored by the Northwest Iowa Mayor's Assn. and Northwest Iowa Chamber of Commerce executives, will be held at the Algona Country Club Wednesday of this week. There will be golf in the morning with registration from 11:30 until 12:30 p.m. A men's luncheon will begin at 12:30 with a panel of 10 speakers in the afternoon. They include: L. M. Clauson, Chief Engineer of Iowa Highway Commission; C. B. Anderson, Urban Engineer of Iowa Highway Commission; Ray Stiles, State Civil Defense Director; E. B. Speaker, State Conservation Director; Conrad Lawlor, Director Small Business Administration; Wm. F. Sueppel, Commissioner State Dept. of Public Safety; Carroll E. Worlan, Director Iowa Development Commission; Park Rinard, Exec. Director League of Iowa Municipalities; State President of Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives; Barrel Johnson, State Pres. of League of Iowa Municipalities. THERE WILL be a Ladies' Luncheon at the Johnson House beginning at 12:30 p.m. The evening program will include a special hospitality hour with Gov. Harold Hughes and his wife as honored guests. Algerians to attend stale fire school Ralph Elbert and several members of the Algona fire crew will attend the annual fire school at Ames June 15-18. The new fire truck for Algona will be taken to the school for its tests for underwriters approval and display. After the school Algona boy 4, nearly drowns in lake Sunday A 4-year old Algona boy narrowly escaped arowning on West Okoboji Lake Sunday afternoon when he fell into the lake. He was in the water several minutes and it took nearly 10 minutes beiore he showed signs of hie alter artificial and mouth- lo-mouth respiration. The youngster is Mark Ferris, son ot Mr. and Mrs. Don "Bud" Ferris of 804 bouth Jones street in Algona. They had gone to Okoboji over the weekend as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Mowers at a cottage they recently purchased on West Okobop a short distance from Arnolds Park. Also at the cottage were the Ferris' two other children, Char- lenc and Brian- Labarrc, and the Mowers children. THE accident occurred about 2 p.m. as they were all sitting around the dock. Mark had a life jacket on ail of the time but took it off tor a minute when his father walked back up to the cottage. Everyone thought that he' nad accompanied nis dad until Doreen Mowers, 13, saw the boy's body floating face down in the shallow water. She pulled him out and Mr. Mowers immediately began to apply artificial respiratioa while Mrs. Mowers and Mrs. Ferris rushed to the cottage to call the Lake Rescue Squad. Ironically, the only two persons acquainted with,,the_ more modern ^methods of' 'respiration, ' Charlerte and Brian LaBarre, had left in the family car minutes before. Meanwhile at the dock of Stanford Griffith, Fort Dodge architect who ironically is mentioned elsewhere in today's Ad- vance in the Main Stem column, they heard the alarm and Mr. Griffith, son Jerry, 26, and a daughter, rushed over to the nearby Mowers dock when they saw and heard the commotion. The Griffith girl began mouth-to-mouth respiration on the Ferris boy and her brother continued it. After about 10 minutes, the youngster showed signs of life. His mother said he took short breaths and then Would not breathe again for a few seconds. The "rescue squad" arrived in exceptionally last time and after the youngster began breathing regularly, he and his mother were put in the "paddy wagon" driven by rescue squad members and rushed to Dickinson Memorial hospital at Spirit Lake, a distance of about three miles. This, incidentally, is the same hospital where Dr. Carol Plott will set up practice. MRS. FERRIS, in a telephone interview with the Advance Monday morning, said that Mark did not regain consciousness until they entered the hospital. He remained under an oxygen tent the rest of tlie day Sunday. However, he talked with his parents later in the day and although it is thought lie hit his head on a rock to knock him out in the fall into the water, x-rays indicated no concussion or fracture. , ; ;•; . .He ^ stayed overnighit in,- the hospital, as did his father, and the boy was released to his parents late Monday morning. The Ferrises returned to Algona later Monday. They had not planned to stay overnight until the accident. Assembly held to honor top AHS students for rabies. Licenses may Harold Krantz will be honored be purchased at the same time. They are due on July l. The Pet parade is sponsored by the Salesmen's Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce. Some prizes will be given for the pets in. the parade. with an open house in observ an.ce of their 25th wedding anniversary June 6 (Sunday) from 2-5 p.m. at their farm home east of Swea City. All friends and relatives are invited to at- 'tend. the truck will be released for use in Algona. Four ta be capped at Mason City Four area girls will receive caps at commencement exercises Sunday, June 5 at the St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing at Mason City. The girls are: Cheryl Fuhrmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fuhrmann and Sharon Lenertz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lenertz, both of Livermore; Margaret Otis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Otis, Wesley; and Sally Prior, daughter of William, L. Prior, LuVerne. A special assembly was held at the auditorium in the high school for the presentation of awards. Rod Ricklefs, president of Student Council, was the master of ceremonies, The awards were presented by teachers, coaches, or department heads. The awards given and the recipients are listed: Student Council — Certificate of Merit and Student Council Pin for 2 years of responsible leadership — Bill Boldridge, Barb Knudsen, Larry Munger, Dan Merryman, State Student Council Cabinet; John Pratt, District Student Council Cabinet; Jane Raney, Council Secretary; Phil Taylor, Council Vice- President. Spirit Cup — Senior Class. 9th English — Debbie Laws. Junior High History -r- Linda Schlapia. Junior High Citizenship — Debbie Huber. Debate — Jackie Kinden, Karen Charles, Maureen O'Brien, Gregg Buchanan. National Merit Letter of Commendation — Rod Ricklefs, Lois Hunt, Penny Dodds, received by Susan Dodds. Cheerleaders — Judy Egel, Barb Knudsen, Sharon Sundet, Maureen O'Brien, Mary Cowan, Juanita Meyer, Sue Moulton, Lark Wlu'ttemore, Sandy Harmes. Drama — Phil Taylor, Linda Cooper. Sports King & Queen — Linda Parsons, Denny Miller. Yearbook — Dennis Ohrtman, Juanita Meyer, Jane Geilenfeld. Instrumental Music — Band queen — Jean Christiansen; drum majorettes — Gayle Phillips, Jane Raney; band service award — Jim Schutter; outstanding musicianship — Janet Angle, JoEllen Baas, LeRoy Bruns, Jean Christiansen, Jim Colwell, Dorene Funk, Emy Lou Garms, Lois Hunt, Maureen O'Brien, Rod Ricklefs, Diane Smith, Lorna Walker, Ann Wilson, Sally Bay, Wayne Christiansen, Brad Kraft, Linda Meehlhause, John Snyder, Carol Teeter, Judy Thomsen, Terry Chamberlain, Dennis Georg, David Gerber, Carol Gerike, Daryl Johnson, Kathy Morz, David (Continued on page 8) LINDA Parsons is crowned "Sports Queen" by last year's queen, Cathy Steele.

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