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Read It for more NIWS - See It for better PICTURES - Use Jt for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER V * * No district or sub-state basketball tournament ever held in this area had the struggle to get through to a finish such as the one experienced this year. However, Algona's final game, at Spencer against Storm Lake, in the sub-state semi-final, Tuesday night, drew a healthy contingent of rooters for the Bulldogs, but alas, it was the end of the road. * * * Ray Langfitt's award trip to Kansas City for theatre promotion in the Central States moving picture chain, turned out to be anything but a Sunday School picnic. . . he ran into snow storms going via bus, and the same thing happened coming back ... he even managed to make part of the trip riding in the caboose of a cattle train, which happened to be going in the right direction. Harley Peters, former Algonan now living in Charles City where he manages the Western Buyers station, was recently named "Man of the Year" by the C. C. Chamber of Commerce. The award was made on the basis of his consistent promotion of the pork industry. * * * March 27th has been set as the date for the annual Iowa Winter Picnic and will be held at Recreation Park, Long Beach, Calif. * * * Last week's issue of Newsweek magazine, in its business section, had a most interesting article about the phenomenal four-year progress of Iowa Beef Packers. Three days after the magazine appeared, a strike was called at the Fort Dodge plant by the packinghouse workers" union. The same man that Newsweek credited with the success in starting and developing a new business, A. D. Anderson, company president, was hanged in effigy by some union members a few short days later. * * * To strike is the right of any group. Yet it is only common sense to realize that any company must make a profit .... if it doesn't, it will be employing nobody, union or otherwise . . . and the physical assets of mosi companies are built before anyone is hired with stockholders' money, and stockholders expect an eventual return on the investment. Now that the streets and highways are losing their coverings of ice, it becomes clear that there is going to be a considerable job of road repair this spring . . . the ruts and holes are king size and the frost upheavals the same, both city and country. A Titonka reader (Mrs. L. C. Heifner ) calls attention to the fact that in her area, while there was snow, sleet and wind in the recent bad weather, there was 'also an early morning thunder storm thrown in for good measure. * * * Our Smoke Shop Sage declares that the largest export of the U. S. seems to be money . . . and adds that the true test of a community is not whether it gloats over the misfortunates of other, but whether it rejoices in others' success. * * * Our better half, called for Jury duty, doesn't know whether to be glad or to feel depressed, after being rejected for the current jury panel in district court. * * * Philosophy of the week, from the Toastmaster Bulletin: "A businessman explained the secret of his success , . , Early to bed, early to rise, work like h and advertise I" * * * Famous Last Line - I don't care if U is almost St. Patrick's Pay, here's what I think of the Irish. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered at second clan matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congre»» of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1965 18 Pages — 2 Sections VOL. 100 ~ NO. 18 Storm Lake Topples Algona High Cagers Storm Lake'storridTornadoes hit long shots with uncanny accuracy to take a 85-60 first round Sub-State Tournament victory over a bustling, but cool band of Algona Bulldogs before a large crowd at Spencer Tuesday night. The win moved the Tornadoes into the sub-state finals where they will face Clear Lake's big Lions at Garrigan Fieldhouse Friday night. The winner advances to the State Tournament at Des Moines. Storm Lake has a 17-4 record, while the Lions, who wound up second in the North Central Conference, are 18-3. Ironically, Algona was cold from outside in the Storm Lake fray, hitting only four of 30 shots, while most of the winner's points came from way out. After hitting 50 percent (17 of 34) Clara Phillips Funeral Held At Grinnell Funeral services for Miss Clara Barton Phillips, 62, who had made her home here during recent years with her sister-in- law, Mrs. R. M. Phillips, were held Tuesday at Grinnell, with burial following there. She died early Sunday afternoon at St. Ann hospital here, two hours after being admitted with a heart ailment. McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements. Miss Phillips was born Nov. 23, 1902 at Hiteman, daughter of David C. and IsabeUe Phillips. She received her BA degree from Grinnell College, MA degree from Columbia University and taught music in schools at Eldora, Spencer and Grinnell prior to retirement. Besides Mrs. Phillips here, survivors include a brother, David, former Algona high school instructor, at Storrs, Conn. Jury Hearing Damage Case, District Court A jury was selected and began testimony in a civil case, Mor- Gro, Inc. vs. Eaton Metal Products Corp., to start the March term of district court here this week. Testimony in the matter, in which the area firm claims damages for an alleged explosion of a tank manufactured by the Eaton Corp., continued through the day Tuesday after selection of the jury Monday. Judge G. W. Stillman is presiding during this term. Two new cases were filed. Bowman Builders, plaintiff, seek to have a mechanic's lien and judgment foreclosed against Marguerite Kaler, defendant, in an effort to settle an account for $3,645.18 for repairs to the defendant's property. Myrtle Weig is seeking to get a petition in equity from George Weig in the other matter. Married Nov. 7,1953, the plaintiff charges cruel and inhuman treatment and asks alimony and support for six children as the court may think proper. Mother Of Two Algona Men Dies In West Mrs. A. J. Scobba, 71, mother of Monte and Verne Scobba of Algona, passed away Feb. 14 at Camas, Wash. Services were held there, Feb. 17. Mrs. Scobba is survived by 10 sons and four daughters. She was born and raised at Savannah, 111. During World War II, she was chosen for the honor of christening a naval vessel at its launch- lag, as she had seven sons in military service at the same time. from the field in the first half, the Tornadoes canned 18 of 30 shots (including 10 of 13 during the third round) for a 60 percent mark in the last 16 minutes- a combined record of 55 percent in the game. Algona hit 31 percent in the first half and 30 in the last, managing 23 of 75 attempts in the contest. Storm Lake quickly opened an 8-1 lead in the early seconds. Dale Teeter, whose play has already earned him a place with the all-time greats here and who was to finish with 30 points, his high single game total, rallied Coach Howie Stephenson's club, canning 12 points as Storm Lake held a 20-14 edge at the end of the quarter. Al Priebe, who wound up his career with six other Bulldog seniors in the game, Steve Hardy, Lee Dau, Ev Maahs, MiltButzke, Skip Perkins and Meyer, gave Teeter a lot of help under the board and slammed in nine points as the locals cut the lead to 24-23 and 26-25 halfway through the second stanza. Page and Stille supplied the points that allowed the winners to post a 38-31 halftime'Iead. At the intermission, Teeter had 18 points and Priebe nine and the Bulldogs held a very impressive 25-11 bulge in rebounds, with Teeter grabbing 13 and Priebe eight. The rebounding bulge was surprising, as^Storm Lake had a big trio in the front court that ranged from 6'2" to 6'6". Pierce, Stille and Robinson led Storm Lake's third period blast- and when Algona shots refused to drop, the Tornadoes quickly moved to a 50-37 lead. When the third quarter buzzer sounded, the winners were on top 63-45. Despite eight points by Teeter, Storm Lake added to the lead throughout the final eight minutes. Teeter led both clubs in scoring and rebounding. He grabbed 18 from his taller opponents and Priebe wound up with nine, the same number Stille got for Storm Lake. Algona won the battle of the boards, 39-26, but Storm Lake didn't have to rebound very often under its own board - the ball went in most of the time I For the second straight game, Teeter managed to hit 12 of 13 free throws. He also led the locals in scoring for the tenth straight time - and the Bulldogs won eight of the 10 after dropping eight of their first 12. They finished 12-10 for the season and were 7-7 (good for fifth place) in the loop. Coach Stephenson's won-lost record is now 84-43, with a 23-3 mark a year ago, when his team was third in the State Meet, his best. Teeter, meanwhile, has an excellent opportunity to eclipse the all-time career scoring mark of 830 points set by Sig Wood a year ago. He now has 599 (471 and a 21.4 average this season, the latter an all-time here) in two years, with one year left. Box score: Algona (60) FG FT F Merryman Teeter Priebe Espe Hardy Claude Walker Meyer Maahs • Perkins Dau Butzke Storm Lake (85) FG FT F 2 9 5 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 23 0-0 1 12-13 3 1-4 5 0-1 2 1-1 1 0-0 2 0-0 0 0-1 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 14-20 15 Robinson Pierce Jones Bock Beekman Friedlund Strader Page Stille 8 4 1 3 7 0 0 5 7 35 3-3 2-2 0-0 0-0 5-5 0-1 0-0 0-3 5-6 15-20 14 Paul Erdman Succumbs; Wesley Riles WESLEY - Paul Erdman, 78, Wesley, died Tuesday at Mercy hospital, Cedar Rapids. He was a retired painter and decorator and had lived in Wesley since 1909. He came here from Magneburg, Germany. Funeral services will be 2p.m. Friday at the Methodist church here with the Rev. H. U. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Survivors include three sons, Bernard of Cedar Rapids, Lowell of Decorah and Darrell of Omaha; four daughters, Mrs. Wayne Clegg of Eaton Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Conwell Holben of Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Charles Vestrem of Wesley and Mrs. Lee Smith of Arlington Heights, 111., and 22 grandchildren. Hog House Destroyed By Fire LAKOTA — A hog house was burned to the ground and 200 baby pigs and 20 hogs were lost about 12;30 a.m. Saturday at the Albert Wirtjes farm about three miles southeast of Lakota. The 26- by 60-foot building was used as a farrowing house. The fire was first noticed by a neighbor of the Wirtjes, Paul Christ, who had been watching a late television show. He called the Harold Ubben home, thinking the fire was there. Ubbens discovered It was at the Wirtjes home and called the Wirtjes family who did not know until then that their hog house was on fire. In the meantime, Christ called the Lakota Fire.department and then the Buffalo Center firemen, and Mrs. Ubben called neighbors to come with tractors and snow scoops and clear out the long driveway. The driveway was clear by the time firemen arrived. Wirtjes used a hose to put water on the barn near the hog house to keep the fire from spreading. He also used a tractor and snow scoop to cover a hog feeder between the hog house and barn. The hog house was beyond saving when fire men arrived but they kept the fire from spread- Ing to the barn. The loss had not been estimated today, but Wirtjes reported that there was Insurance on both the building and the livestock. Spring basketball drills got underway Wednesday afternoon for all underclassmen, with Teeter, Merryman, Walker, Espe and Claude of the 1964-65 varsity joined by members of the junior varsity tor drills under Coach Stephenson. Algona Doctor On So. America Goodwill Tour Dr. C. L. Plott left Monday of this week as a member of a Rotary Good Will Tour to Central America. Rotarians going on this tour are from District 597 of which Algona Is a member and they will be visiting their matching District 424 which embraces all of the countries of Central America. The tour ends in Panama on March 23rd and Dr. Plott will be returning home that same night. Fine 5 Here On A Charge Of Gambling Five men from Algona, Richard Riley, Leonard Pesicka, Robert Kollasch, George Larson and Luther Fairbanks, Jr., were each fined $10 and costs in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week following preliminary hearing of a charge of gambling. The men were arrested Sunday night, Feb. 14, during a raid by local police at Leona's Tap here. Court hearing was not held and fines in the matter not levied until this week. In other mayor's court actions, Larry D, Danielson, Algona, paid $10 for speeding and Dean S. Kinsman, Algona, paid $10 for falling to yield the right-of-way. Court costs were also assessed. Algona, Bancroft Liquor Sale *100,000 -1964 Lorenz Nitz Services Held On Wednesday Lorenz H. Nitz, 45, of Brandon, Wis., formerly of Ledyard, died Saturday of a heart attack while at work as an inspector for a cheese factory. Mr. Nitz was born June 14, 1919, at Lakota, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Nitz, Lakota, who survive. He was educated in Ledyard and was married Aug. 24, 1941, to Maxine Dorsey of Ledyard. She and two daughters, Barbara of Fondulac, Wis., and Peggy Sue, at home, survive. A brother Paul of Ledyard, and a sister, Mrs. Howard Jensen, also survive. Funeral services were to be held Tuesday in Wisconsin and also at 2 p.m. Wednesday of this week at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Lakota with the Rev. Paul Oftedal officiating. Burial was in the Swea City cemetery. Jim Kelley Is Hospitalized In Traffic Mishap James (Jim) Kelley, 48, well- known Algona man who' represents Nu-Way Drug Co. in this area, is expected to be released from the Emmetsburg hospital, today, after he was hospitalized last Friday following an unusual car mishap. Jim was driving about a half mile east of Emmetsburg, when blowing snow cut visibility cm the road ahead, on a one-way traffic section. He slowed to a snail's pace and his 1964 Ford was struck in the rear by an REA truck driven by Paul J. Klemm, 27, of Garner. The truck was moving at an estimated 15 miles per hour. Kelley received a back injury, and damage to his car was estimated at about $250, with lesser damage to the truck. Beef Producers Of County To Banquet, Mar. 30 The Kossuth County Beef Producers' annual banquet will be held Tuesday, March 30, announces Melvin Logemann, association president. The banquet will be held at Garrigan high school with Lee Kline of WHO radio, featured as the speaker. The menu will again include the standing rib roast, prepared by Hormel & Company chefs. Banquet will again be limited to 400. Tickets are now available from the county beef directors Melvin Logemann, Elmore, Minn. Jim Rock, Swea City; Ralph Bierstedt, Lone Rock; Ray V. Cunningham, Burt; Ross Inman, Bancroft; Oscar Tindall, Corwith; H. P. Mertz, Ottosen; Harley Hutchinson, Lone Rock and Galen DeValois, Algona. Harley Hutchinson has recently been named secretary-treasurer of the association by Melvin Logemann. Account Case An account matter was filed in district court here Tuesday. The Osage Medical Group, plaintiffs, seek to settle a $443.26 account with William Bird, defendant, for medical services allegedly rendered. Minor Wreck Autos driven by Roger A. Farland, 18, and Gerald A. Kramers- meier, 25, both of Swea City, collided on highway 9, four miles west of Lakota at 1:45 p. m. Friday, resulting in a total of $375 damages to the vehicles, according to Patrolman Tom Cogdall who investigated. 2-Car Mishap The Algona police department investigated a two-car accident Sunday at 2:25 p. m. when Maurice Flaig, 27, Algona, driving east on State street, stopped at the red light at the Penney corner and was struck from the rear by a car driven by Janice Mae Patterson, 18, Irvington. With icy conditions she could not stop in time to avoid the collision. There were no damages to the Patterson car and damage to the 1963 Pontiac which Flaig was driving were estimated at $150. Herman Lauck Of Whittemore Dies Monday Funeral services for Herman F. Lauck, 76, well-known Whittemore farmer, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Luke's Lutheran church near Fenton, with Rev. Clifford Bliss officiating. Burial followed at Plainview cemetery, Whittemore, and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Ralph Walker, Garnet McDonnell, Roland and William Ostwald, Rudy Berninghaus and Wayne Gade. Mr. Lauck died at Palo Alto Memorial hospital, Emmetsburg, early Monday morning. Herman F. Lauck, son of Joseph and Johanna Geilenfeld Lauck, was born Nov. 30, 1888 at Whittemore, and he was a lifelong resident of that area. He was married May 10, 1916 and his wife, Mabel, preceded him in death on their 43rd wedding anniversary, May 10, 1959. He is survived by three sons, Melvin, Mervln and Orville, Whittemore; a daughter, Joyce (Mrs. Donald- Rudebeck), Ogilvie, Minn.; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Albert and William, Whittemore. 14 Firsts For LuVerne Speech • Contestants Fourteen Division I ratings were received by LuVerne Community high school students in the District Speech Contest at Renwick, Saturday, February 2V These students will advance to the state contest in Sioux City, March 19 and 20. Mrs. Anita Walters coached the individuals and Dennis Holmes coached the play reading group. Winning Division I ratings were the following: interpretive reading of prose - Nancy Brink and Earl Will; public address Luana Leek and Dawn Lindebak; radio speaking - Daryl Trauger and John Wickett; humorous declamation - Beverly Bristow, Jane Hanselman and Linda Rugg; dramatic declamation - Mary Cronk and Lenard Johns; oratorical declamation - Coleen Johns and Clara Schnakenberg; original oratory - Linda Nelson. The following individuals received Division II ratings: Linda Daley, Suzanne Dudley, Delores Eggleston, David Naffzlger, Elaine Schnakenberg, Connie Schnetzer, Mario Stampka and Zelda Witzel. A Division II rating was received by the play reading group consisting of Gretchen Zentner, Cindi Rugg, Rita Patterson, Bart Selby, Joel Mueller, Gerald Sill and Coleen Johns. Donate Hospital Cart The Industrial Arts Department of Algona high school recently completed a courtesy cart for St. Ann's Hospital Auxiliary which is currently on display at Sheakleys. Champ Martin and Ed Meyer, industrial arts instructors, designed and directed construction of this cart which will be used to transport books, magazines, toys and other miscellaneous Items Edward Carman, Burt, To Iowa Medical School Edward Carman, son of Mr, and Mrs. Victor Carman, Burt, has recently been notified of his acceptance into medical school this fall at SUI, Iowa City. He is, at present, in his 3rd year of pre-medicine at SUI and is a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Burt Gets Federal Grant Fund BURT - Village Clerk G. H. McMullen told the Burt village council Friday night that 90 per cent of the federal grant funds for the new sewage disposal plant had been received. McMullen said this payment will allow payment of all outstanding bills for the newplant. Following an audit of total expense records, the final 10 per cent of the grant will be received. Council members studied a peddler's ordinance asking for registration and licensing of all those who make house-to-house canvasses in the village. The ordinance was tabled for further study. The clerk also announced that to date the village had spent in excess of $1,100 for snow removal since Jan. 1. The average for previous years has been $500 for snow removal during the entire year, he reported. To State Meet Thirty-six members of the Cadettes and their managers, Karen Charles and Linn Taylor, and 33 members of the pep band and their director, Russell Guster, will appear at half-time of the second game Thursday evening at the girls' basketball tournament in Des Moines. FARM SALE CALENDAR Algona Upper Des Molnei MARCH 15, MONDAY - E. J. BUTLER Market Day Sale, Elmore, Minn., a used machinery auction. Wedel and Clark, auctioneers; First National of Elmore, Clerk. Sale details in this issue. MARCH 17, WEDNESDAY JOHN LA DUKE Farm Sale, 11/2 miles North of Arends Sale Yard, then 1/2 mile West, from Blue Earth. 101 head livestock, machinery, etc. Details in this issue. Wagner & Wedel, auctioneers; First National of Blue Earth, clerk. MARCH 19, FRIDAY - RAY and RALPH MENKE Sale, tractors and other machinery; 1 mile North of Bancroft on U. S. 169, then 1/2 East. Quinn & Clark, auctioneers; Farmers & Traders Savings, Bancroft, clerk. Both Stores In County Show Volume Rise Algona's state liquor store increased sales in 1964 over 1963, and wound up with a net operating profit of about 25%, the annual report of the state liquor commission shows. On a gross business In 1964 of $299,900.66 the Algona store had a store operating profit of $81,482.79 and a net income profit (after deducting Its proportionate share of state liquor control commission operating expenses) of $77,885.73. The net income profit gives the Algona store a clear profit of about 25%, making it probably the most profitable retail business in the county. Both the Algona and Bancroft stores, Incidentally, showed substantial gains in volume in 1964 over 1963. Algona store 13 Increased its gross business from $269,093.39 to $299,900.66. Bancroft store 156 increased sales from $115,629.08 to $139,877.17. Between the two stores, total liquor sales hi the county in triese two state stores increased $55,055.36. The Bancroft store had a store operating profit of $35,016.55 which trimmed down to a net income profit (after state operating deducts) of $33,344.23. Thus, between the Algona and Bancroft stores, the state liquor profit in Kossuth county was slightly over $100,000 in 1964. The Livermore state liquor store, just over the line in Humboldt county, had a net income profit of $31,915.61. The West Bend store, Just over the county line in Palo Alto, had a net Income profit of $22,747.96. Floyd Turner Last Rites Here Monday Floyd Milton Turner, life-long resident of Algona, la. passed away March 4, 1965, at St. Ann hospital. He was born April 28, 1891, in Algona, la., son of George and Martha Miller Turner. He grew up in this community and attended the Algona public schools. On Feb. 13, 1910 he joined the Methodist church. On August 1, 1913, he was united in marriage with Grace Viola Dodds in the parsonage of the Methodist church. To this union three daughters were born: Mrs. Marjorie Apple (Des Moines); Pauline, (Mrs. Cornie DeKruif, Sheldon); Ruby (Mrs. Frank Walton, Des Moines). He is survived by his wife, the three daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a well-known painter and decorator in this community for many years until his retirement a few years ago. Services were held in the Methodist church Monday, March 8, with Rev. Newton Coughenour officiating. Vocalist wasWillard Snustad and organist, Mrs. Rex Taylor. Pallbearers were Roger Palmer, Stanley Muckey, William Morgan, James Dodds, William Dodds and Gary Dodds. Burial was inRiverviewceme- tery. On College Panel Judy Salz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ReineldSalz, near Bode, was among the Third Order Secular members who represented Mount St. Clare College (Clinton, Iowa) last weekend, at the TOS national conference in Viterbo College, LaCrosse, Wis. Miss Salz is a freshman at Mount St. Clare.

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