Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 7, 1965 · Page 1
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MILLER'S . . , Evtry Iowa villiaigT'neecii i handsome high school A a handsome industry on the edge •f town to help keep the kids ... You ought* see tht new statue at DM's eager art center —connected mostly of a skillet A motorcycle gears* . . i A DM matron confesses she gets a kick at the Drake Relays like her husband seeks at * burlosk show. * * * I doubt liquor will debauch Iowa's Young Enchanted if they can buy an ice cream cone for less than a can of beer, or a banana-split for half what a slightly repulsive scotch highball costs. * # * A farmer's barnyard whimsey in his barnyard near Sioux City: A 7-ft. pest with signs revealing distances from his farmhouse to Singapore, Moscow, Copenhagen, Rome A a doien other faraway places. With these A travel books he covers a lot of ground. He can dream, can't he? Alqona Homith CPU ^^iigafan*mji^fmfmBm^*^mBf^mii^mfmi^i^mmm*^mmi^m******immff*****^i^^BBBBffBgn***m fehtered os second class matter, t»c. 1, 1908, at Algona, Iowa, posfofficiS under Act of Congress March 8, 1879 VOL, 6S-NO, 43 MONDAY, JUNE 7,1965 -* AL60NA, IOWA —. I PAGIs IN 1 SECTION .State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa X H ance Woman critical after crash THIS WAS THE SCENE AT THE ACCjDENT SITE JUST WEST OF WHITTEMORE FRIDAY MORNING WHERE Lv^'t-S'v *"*'"„• <•>£' *2fwiv5sv''- 20 hogs killed when truck tips over "— your own trophy room?" If a wife will let a man adorn one room in their house with old hockey sticks, tennis rackets, 22-caliber rifles A snowshoes, he can enjoy in daydreams the illusion that he's a genuine sportsman ft outdoor type. . . Madame, is there any harm in that? You won't believe this: The growing season on farms around Davenport or Dubuque is 182 days long, but up there northwest around Sibley it's only 132 days. You'd expect 'em to grow taller, basketball players south on the River, eh? It isn't quite that simple. • ••*-».•.*.•••.'•" :: A small-town Biggie tells me he can phone his Mayor any hour, day or night. A big town Smallie tells me he isn't even sure who is his mayor this year. I suspect the small town Biggie often lives a more exciting A amusing life, A towns over 500,000 are a sort of a disease. lit # $ On a recent Sunday I saw two girls on two motorcycles sail through a DM 15-cent hamburger heaven. I'd barely got over that when I saw TWO girls mounted on one swift motorcycle. (Next, maybe a girl giving a boy a motorcycle ride?) If you see a man 35 pounds overweight you deduce (1) his wife doesn't padlock the kitchen A icebox and (2) he probably 'fixes himself a peanut-butter A jam sandwich 20 minutes before dinner time, (He sorrows over his paunch, A agoniies when his wife's eyes sparkle at slimmer men.) * * * My Dad, a farmer's son, made his own wine from the Twenty head of hogs were killed when a trailer-tractor suddenly tipped over as the owner and driver left the mired machine to seek aid Friday afternoon about 3:40 p.m. at the Kollasch station corner south of Algona. The site is at 169 where the highway meets the West Bend blacktop. Owner Neal 0. Michaelson, Titonka, had stopped the truck at the 169 stop sign going east on the blacktop at the Kollasch corner. The 1959 IHC trailer got off on the shoulder and Michaelson could not move it. He got out of the cab and walked to the Kollasch station. At that time, apparently the double-decked load of hogs shifted and the truck tipped on its side into the ditch. There of the animals escaped from the damaged, trailer. Twenty of the load were killed. The truck had about $2,500 in damage, Humbpldt patrol- were hogs everywhere as manyed. man Jerry Michaels investigat- MISS TITONKA Titonka — Ellen Smidt, daughter of Siemen Smidt of Titonka, will be the candidate for festival queen from Titonka at Mason City Tuesday, June 15. She is a senior and her father farms near Titonka. HEARS CARDINAL GUSHING Bancroft — Richard J. Schiltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schiltz, Bancroft, received his Bachelor of Science degree at Loras college Sunday, May 30 in the fieldhouse there. Cardinal Richard Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, preached the baccalaureate sermon the morning of graduation. FIRE DESTROYS BUILDINGS Titonka — Two buildings on the farm tenanted by Mr. and Mrs. Duane Higgins, four miles east of Titonka, were destroyed by fire about 1:15 a.m. last Tuesday, June 1. The fire was discovered by Herb Isebrand. best cranes he could locate About 4°" of 900 chickens were Stefn^ard Luor" he^id destr °y ed in the two buildings Better n Hard l^W he said along ^ 25Q ^ Q{ a few lowans ' instead of whiskey, gin or vodka. I applaud Urbandale's VFW 150 bales of straw. The fire department was the scene, to SUMMER HONORS PROGRAM Bancroft — Janice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Sehrandt, for clubroom meals »s en es- Bancroft, has been invited to cape from home-cooking; Smor- participate in the Summer Hon- gasbord, steak, fish-fries or ors program at SCI at Cedar thicken plus oven billiard eon- Falls. She is one of 25 senior tests for couples, And when students in Iowa selected to at does the American Legion be< tend the 11-week course. bin to offer »pin-th»-bottl« ft bingo? • # * * CONJUGAL, SECRET He's a remarkable man As everyone kwws; Yet only his wife knows He wriggles his toes! -RITA'S BROTHER Iowa City * * * . . . On oyr U*t trip my BW admired tht muscular gtnt in in tpron who optni oyster* but "never touches, 'tm" him- •ttf. , , , I roft ft fhot at tht dvcks. Tht whole flock fltw on, —Siey* City High'* Mikt Ca*a ytnt'i eonffMion. . . . Somebody ought to «wnk LBJ for running around in damp chilly weather hatltff ft c<Htlt*s. Eh, Ladybird? The students were chosen because of excellent performances on the American College Tests and for their creative, inquiring minds. ELMORE VET LEAVES El mo re — Dr. Donald L. Fritz, veterinarian at Elmore for the past 10 years, closed his office today to begin a 12-week training course in Omaha, Neb., as a federal meat inspector. The family will remain here until the middle of August when they plan to move to Waterloo where he'll be working. NEW PATROLMAN Titon.kf —r Robert P. Kinseth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Kins,eth, Titonka, was one of 56 men who recently completed the highway recruit training school at Camp Podge, fie was sworn in May 26 and will be stationed at Mar en go. Fred Traub, 63 of West Bend, dies Wednesday West Bend — Fred Traub Sr., 63, retired West Bend farmer, died suddenly of a heart attack last Wednesday. He had not been ill previously. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Apostolic Christian church with the Rev. Earl Banwart and the Rev. Noah Gerber, pastors of the church, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Schellhammer funeral home in charge. Mr. Traub had worked at the church Wednesday morning, went home at noon and dietl later in the day. He was born at Ottosen on March 1, 1902, was reared and educated there. He farmed his entire life in the Ottosen-West Bend area until retiring two years ago. On Dec. 11, 1924, he was mar ried to Corrine Somner in Al gona. His wife and six children survive, They are Margaret, Mrs. Ronald Miller, and Gladys, Mrs. George Gade, both of Algona; Shirley, Mrs. Paul Wagner, Kenneth and Fred Jr., all of Ottosen; and Mary Lou, Mrs. Dean Wehrspann, Whittemore. Mrs. Wagner was employed in the front office of the Advance from 1943 until 1953. There are also 13 grandchildren surviving as well as five sisters and one brother; Mary, Elizabeth and Leah Traub; Mrs. Emma Sauder and Joseph Traub,, all of West Bend; and Mrs. Lydia Knoblock, Lester. Leah Traub formerly had a bakery in Algona for several years and still maintains her bakery at West Bend. LOM Rock youth admits burglary The theft of about S4QQ in tools from the Harold Drtyer farm I 1 /? miles southeast of Ftnten Monday, Feb. 22, was apparently solved by the admittance of *n 19-year old rural Lone Rock youth, Bond was tet at $2500 on the lar> cony charge by Justice of tht Peace P*ll« Wtlttr and ht it It ill in jail here, The y«uth it fugtnt Hanoi, II, • itydtnt at Stntrtl high school. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, ht admitted fttiling the toolf. Lindhorit said molt of tht t«o|f wtre recovered from the ruril Lont Rock farm. Tht tools included • Knipco, heater. Th» firm if not ttn- •nttd, lincf Preyer lives, in town after the hoy*e was burntd to tht ground several yttri ago. Tht toojf were taken from i girage on tht farm. Krauses have third fire in recent years The Algona fire department was called to the home of Heine Stebritz, 1104 East North, at 1:45 p.m. Friday. Firemen Dick Frideres, Chief Ralph Elbert, Hank Geilcnfeld, Jim Romer and Harry Barton act quickly in the above photo to extinguish the fire. Below, Clarence Metzger (with hose) and John Levy force water through a basement window. They limited the fire to only one room in the basement, but there was some smoke damage to the upper floors. , It was an hour before the smoldering clothes and other materials in the room were fully extinguished. The fire site was just two blocks from the James Walker home, which had extensive damage in a fire which started while they were fishing on Memorial day. No one was home at the time of the Walker fire. Mr. and Mrs. Heine Stebritz left for Houston, Tex, Tuesday and the Don Krause family were staying there, however, Mr. and Mrs. Krause were in Cedar Rapids having left the children with a lady. She, with the children was not at home when the fire broke out. This is the third fire experience by the Krauses in recent years. , COW IN ROAD KILLED BY CAR A car driven by Marilyn K. Bkck, Algona, struck and killed a cow owned by her father, Robert Black, about 11:30 p.m. Friday, 3% miles east and one mile south of Algona. Miss Black, driving a car owned by John A. Mitchell. Sharon, Mass., came over a small hill near her father's farm and the animal was laying in the middle of the road. The car had about $525 in estimated damage. No charges were filed. Patrolman Jerry Michaels, Humboldt, investigated. Buffalo Center to get towage plant The Buffalo Center town council voted 4-1 last week to proceed with plans for a $368,589 sanitary sewage treatment system. The plans include sewer lines through the entire town. Cost of $375 per property unit plus 45 cents per front foot of property will be spread over a 10- year period. The date for starting work will be decided at a council meeting June 16. Buffalo Center has no municipal sewage treatment system. Services for Frank Ostrum on Saturday Funeral services for Frank E. Ostrum, 83, were held Saturday at two o'clock at the First Lutheran church with Rev. Robert Lorenz officiating. Masonic services were held Friday evening at McCullough's Chapel. BurUil was in Riverview cemetery with McCullough's in charge. Pallbearers were Paul Newsome, Fred Geigel, Charles Paxson, Harry Ireland, G.R. Cook, and Dr. L. R. Potter. Frank Edward Ostrum was born April 17, 1882, in Algona, son of Andrew Nelson and Marie Ostrum. He was married to Myra M. DeWald in April 1909. Surviving besides his widow is one son, Edward DeWald Ostrum, Sherburn, Minn. A daughter, Helane, died in 1936 of meningitis. Two brothers and a sisr ter are deceased. Also surviving are four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mr. Ostrum played the drums and was a member of the Algona Military band, had an orchestra of his own, played in the theatre orchestra with Mrs. N. C. Rice at the piano, and traveled with an orchestra. In 1903 for 3 years he was in the musical department of the Iowa National Guard, 56 Inf. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He worked for the City of Algona for 43 years in the water department, and was a member of the fire department. His father established the first brick yard in Algona. Emma Miller dies Friday at St. Ann hospital Mrs. Emma Miller, 66, died at St. Ann hospital Friday afternoon. She had been ailing for several years but her death was quite sudden. Funeral services were still pending at McCullough's when the Advance went to press but they'll be held either Monday or Tuesday. Emma Neitzel was born Feb. 21, 1899 at Lakota, the daughter of William and Bertha Neitzel. The family moved to Algona when she was 10 years of age and she lived Hie remainder of her life here. She was married lo Charles Miller about 30 years ago at Ft. Dodge. He preceded her in ! death in August, 1960. There were no children. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Minnie Blinkman, Algona, and a brother, Arthur Neitzel, Marshalltown, Iowa. Another brother, Edward, died in 1950. ALGONAN GRADUATES Among graduates at the University of Dubuque May 30 was Joyce Huenhold, daughter of the A. J. Huenholds, Algona. Algona JEAN CHRISTIANSEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mads P. Christiansen, Algona, will' be Miss Algona at the North Iowa Band Festival. A senior, she plays clarinet in the concert band and is a pom-pom girl in the marching band. She sings in the mixed chorus, .girls chorus, choir and. symphonettes. She is National Honor Society secretary, FHA president and class treasurer. Her father is a retired creamery manager. Hits tree going into driveway Wednesday evening when Linda Lee Ross, 15, was turning the family car into the driveway of her residence she failed to turn short enough and crashed into a tree on the side of the drive. Estimated damage to the auto was $500 to the grill, windshield, hood, bumper, radiator and left front fender. Her mother and sister were passengers in the car. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merton Ross. Husband and Whittemore man also injured Three persons were injured, one critically, in a car-tractor accident one-quarter mile west of the Whittemore corner on highway 18 Friday morning about 10:45 p.m. Still listed in critical condition at St. Ann hospital is Elma Bush, 40, Huron, S. D. She suffered two severe facial lacerations, plus chest concussions and internal injuries. Her husband, Clarence Busch, 54, also had facial lacerations and chest concussions but his injuries were of a lesser nature and Ills condition was listed as "serious". The third person injured was a Whittemore contractor, Elmer O. Bell, 42. He was listed in "fair" condition at St. Ann hospital, where all three were taken, suffering three fractured ribs, a cut on the forehead, plus cuts and bruises. THE ACCIDENT occurred on a clear stretch of highway just a few hundred feet west of the Whittemore access off highway 18. Both machines were traveling west on 18. There was one witness, Eldon Shaw, who farms nearby. He saw both machines spin off the highway after the South Dakota car, a 1964 compact, struck the tractor which had a loader on. the .front, .from, the rear. 'Both machines spun into the .ditch and wedged against a fence- in .the-south ditch, some 150 feet from the point of impact. It is estimated the car was traveling between 60 and -70 miles per hour. THE ENTIRE windshield of the compact car was taken out and the front seat was ripped from its moorings and was almost entirely out the door. The back seat likewise was torn from the frame. The South Dakota couple remained in the car and Bell was found under the tractor. He maintains both cemeteries at Whittemore and reportedly was going to the Catholic cemetery a little farther west from the accident scene on highway 18 to move some tombstones. The Hyink ambulance took the South Dakota couple to the hospital and McCullough's ambulance was called from Algona to take Bell to the hospital. Deputy sheriff Larry Hudson investigated. He filed charges of traveling to fast for the condition of the highway against Mr. Busch. The highway was wet at the time. Harlan Miller starts column in Advance The Advance this week begins a column by Harlan Miller, originator and long-time writer of the "Over the. Coffee" column in the Des Moines Register. Mr. Miller's column, "Coffee Break" will appear regularly in the Advance. Mr. Miller some time ago ! reached the mandatory retire- I mcnt age in the Register & Tribune. However he felt a lifetime I of writing should not be terini- | nated by a mandatory retire- I ment, hence he is writing for i Iowa weeklies and dailies. j Mr. Miller is not a namby ! pamby writer. He is controversi- j al with many people and on the other hand is almost a prophet to others. Whether he is liked or not doesn't concern him too much — what he wants is readers. Uke many personal writers such as editors he is happiest when prodding his readers into doing some thinking themselves. It has been said that people read him whether they like him or not. He writes the "There's a Man in the House" for the Ladies Home Journal, Travel Lini go, and Once Around Lightly. HARLAN MILLER Addition of the Miller column is in line with the Advance's policy of bringing to Advance readers the best iu opinions of others, a full editorial page, news from every area in Kossuth and adjoining counties, and the news as it happens completely without favor to anyone.

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