The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1965 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 24, 1965
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Half A Million Dollars But How Do You Spend It? "A windfall of $245,778.84 allocated to school systems and districts in Kossuth county by the Federal government, as a form of Federal aid within certain guidelines, has posed an interesting question for school administrators, How do they spend the money ? Under the Federal grants just announced, part of $18.6 million authorized for Iowa under Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act passed this year by Congress, various projects/can be developed aimed to improve the education of children who, for some reason, have a below-average chance of success in school. But none of the money can be used to replace or reduce any money raised in the general school tax levy, In other words, it cannot relieve any regular school tax. For Kossuth county based the 1960 census of family income, the government says there are presumably 1,068 pupils in the underprivileged category from low - income families. This amounts to an average expenditure of $230 per pupil in this group. The schools, number of pupils classed in below-aver age income families, and the amounts each school in the county received, are as follows: Kossuth County Hurt Algona Lakota Ledyard LuVerne Sentral Swea.City Titonka Bancroft Greenwood Lotts: Creek Riverdale Whittemore Prairie Ramsey Sherman Grant 51 179 148 67 67 138 86 143 34 24 20 64 20 1 26 11,736,63 41,193.27 34,059.24 15,418.71 15,418.71 31,757.94 19,791.18 32,908.59 , 7,824.42 5,523.12 4,602.60 14,728.32 4,602.60 . 230.13 .00 .00 5,983.38 In addition the figures for Kossuth county, similar grants have been made to schools of adjacent areas: Corwith - Wesley, 77 pupils, $17,720.01; Twin Rivers, 76 pupils, $17,489.88; Cylinder, 61 pupils, $14,037.93; West Bend, . 84 pupils, $19,330.92. After Dec. 1, local school officials can apply to the State Dept. of Public Instruction for the grants, up to the total of their allocations, to pay for special projects. Area meetings are planned to provide more information say U. S. government sources. But to get the money, each school system must develop projects, and these must be tied in with local anti-poverty committees who seem to have an as yet undetermined voice in what the projects era. Gary McDonald, county supervisor, who is a Kossuth member of the Economic Opportunity unit formed recently with five counties including Kossuth, has received no basic information whatever on what it is all about. Some of the projects which have been suggested as ones that would qualify for the grants of extra money, are: classes for preschool children, special classes in remedial reading or arithmetic, classes for physically-handicapped, and supplemental health and food services, whatever that may be I Other suggested projects under the federal aid program may include hiring extra teachers, social workers, counselors, consultants and other specialists; classes for gifted children; and purchasing special teaching equipment. Schools must guarantee that they are cooperating with local anti-poverty agencies when the school plans are developed. All in all, it's an interesting situation, Kossuth schools are offered a special Federal handout of almost a quarter of a million dollars. Only hitch is - nobody seems to know for sure just what you're supposed to do to get the money, which nobody asked for to begin with, ALGONA BOARD STUDIES HOW TO USE FUNDS At a school board meeting last week, the Algona Community School Board reviewed sugges^ tions for making application for local participation of the public and parochial schools for funds being made available, as described above. Applications for the funds allocated are to be made after Dec. 1. The board reviewed possible avenues of "shared time" by which students from the parochial schools may enroll in courses in Algona high. These include vocational agriculture, distributive education, metal shop and driver training. Tentative plans were also made for an election slated for probably late August of 1966, on a proposal for - a bond issue to finance construction of a new high school in Algona. George Grein, St. Benedict, Passes Here George Grein, 73, St. Benedict farmer, died Monday morning at St. Ann hospital. Funeral services for him were held at 10 a. m. Wednesday in St. Benedict Catholic church, with Father N. Ruba officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Wilbur Daley, George Kunkel, Robert Mayer, Clarence Arndorfer, Julius Seller and Magnus Rahm. He was born at St. Benedict June 2, 1892, son of George and Johanna Bolwerk Grein, and was married to Loretta Immerfall there Jan. 16, 1924. He served in World War I and was a member of the Holy Name Society. There were military rites at the graveside. Survivors include his wife and four sons, Leland and Harold, Algona, Kenneth, LuVerne, and Ronald, Mason City. Rites Saturday For Jos. Kouba, 66, Of Corwith Joseph C. Kouba, 66, Corwith farmer, died unexpectedly Thursday at St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, Minn., where he had been a patient since Monday. Funeral services were held^ Saturday at 2 p. m. at Corwitn'. Methodist church with the Rev. Frank Considine officiating. Burial was in the Corwith cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home, Corwith, in charge. Born and reared at Wesley, Mr. Kouba had lived on the same farm near Corwith for 38 years. In 1932, he married Esther Shipman at Dakota City, Neb. She survives as do his mother, Mrs. Antoinette Kouba of Wesley, and two sisters, Miss Grace Kouba of Wesley and Mrs. Bessie Van Osting of Lakewood Park, Md. Last Rites For Lewis Lowman On Saturday Funeral services for a former Algona resident, Lewis Lowman, 59, Portland, Ore., were held Saturday afternoon at McCullough Funeral Home here. Mr, Lowman died of a heart attack Nov. 14 in Oregon. Born in Illinois, he farmed near Hobarton and Lotts Creek in the Algona area until moving to Portland in 1951. Surviving are his wife, the former Alta Nickerson; three children; two sisters and one brother, Mrs, Everett Witham of Bancroft, Mrs. Ray Smith of Wesley and Ira Lowman of Macomb, Ql. Cars Stolen Local authorities were alerted to be on the look-out last weekend when two boys left the mental health institute at Cherokke, where they have been patients. The boys allegedly stole a 1963 Chevrolet at Cherokee and abandoned it about 17 miles from Gilmore City, At Humboldt, they allegedly stole a 1954 Chevrolet owned by Jerry Armstrong of Humboldt. Aged 15 and 22, the boys disappeared between 12:30 and 1:30 p. m. and were apprehended in Mason City about 8:30 p, m. Authorities there held the boys until their return to Cherokee, Names of the youths were not released. Wins Sales Contest , Gerald Meier of Cylinder, Allis Chalmers equipment dealer, was one of 21 winners among 427 entrants in a sales contest for this section of the country, and won a weekend trip to Minneapolis all expenses paid. He also received a suit of clothes. WftdnMdoy, Nov. 54, 1963 Algeria (la.) Upper Dei Moln«*-3 Five Area Youths Hurt As Mishaps Plague Area Five 15 and 16 year old area boys sustained injuries and several others were lucky to escape uninjured as mishaps continued to plague area drivers during the weekend. The injured include Donald R, Hagen, 16, Algona, cut on the nose; Larry Taylor, 15, Algona, cut on the head; Paul Watkins, 16, Algona, bruised left leg; Kenneth J. Schiltz, 16, Bancroft, fractured wrist and cut leg; and Tom Hauptman, 16, Bancroft, bruised head. The Hagen, Taylor and Watkins boys were hurt when a car driven by the former slammed into a farm driveway after going into a ditch 3 1/4 miles north of Sexton at 2:15 p. m. Sunday. The auto was considered a total loss, according to Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. The vehicle was headed south at the time. The vehicle went off 'the blacktop road and into the west ditch before striking the driveway. The Schiltz and Hauptman boys were injured when a panel truck driven by Schiltz missed a dead end intersection and crashed into a fence on the Roy Schiltz farm a mile north and a mile east of Bancroft at 9 p. m. Thursday. Schiltz was driving the panel which was owned by his father and was headed south. He couldn't stop in time to avert the mishap. Damage to the panel was estimated at $200. A Swea City man, E. J. Heidenwith, 62, was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way after a truck driven by Harry V.Swart- baugh, Ft. Dodge, crashed into a ditch a mile south of Swea City at 12:15 p. m. Thursday. The Ft. Dodge driver told Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who was called to investigate, that he had to swerve the vehicle into the ditch to avoid what might have VSeen a very serious collision with the Swea City truck. Heidenwith was headed east and the Ft. Dodee truck was headed north at the time of the mishap. Damage to the Ft. Dodge truck, which was hauling 10,000 pounds of feed at the time, was estimated at $5,500. It landed on its top, A freak accident on South Phillips street here Saturday at 6:30 p, m, resulted In $125 damage to a car driven by Ewald 0, Voigt, 57, Algona. A truck driven by Milden C, Arndt, 23, Guckeen, Minn,, was ^topped by the driver and the brakes set. However, the battery was dead, allowing the brakes to release and the truck rolled backward into the Voigt auto.Mr. Voigt was unable to back up due tojraffic behind him. Both vehicles were headed north at the time. Mrs. Brones Of Swea City Dies At Fairmont Mrs. Jay W. Brones, 77, formerly of Swea City, died about 8:30 a. m. Thursday at the Lakeview Methodist Home in Fairmont where she and her husband have been residents about 13 months. She was born April 29, 1888 at Forest City, Iowa and married Jay W. Brones July 18, 1914. The couple came to Swea City where they farmed until retiring to the home in Fairmont. Survivors include her husband, four sons, Andrew, Hubert, Warren and Kenneth, all of Swea City; a daughter, Mrs. William Buhman of Emmons, Minn.; sister, Lillian Lessey of Minneapolis, and six grandchildren. Funeral services Were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the First Methodist church in Swea City. .Rev. Edward R. Mausofficiating. Burial was at Harrison Township cemetery. I WONDER HOW SHE MANAGES SINCE SHE LOST HER HUSBAND? It's not easy—trying to be both a father and a mother ...trying not to listen for a familiar voice ... trying to patch up a broken world. Now, more than ever before, the children need a special sense of love and security. That's why Mary is so thankful for her husband's Farmers Life insurance program and the excellent advice he received from his FEMIC agent, Consequently, unlike many other young widows, Mary does not have to sell her home or go to work in order to care for her children. Her husband cared enough to provide for his family's security ... and his FEMIC agent cared enough to show him the way. NOW 1$ THE TIME TO SEE YOUR FEMIC AGENT LARRY JOHNSON Phont 295-3698 1901 E North St. FARMERS LIFE COMPANY FEMfC If You Don't See What You Want Just Ask Usf YOUR MEAT DEPT. HOST PRICES GOOD FRIDAY, SATURDAYS, MONDAY - PRE-CARVED PORK LOIN ROAST DELMAR BRANDT Less Fry • Away DHL'S OWN SPECIAL -' TRY IT I Wilson's Fully Cooked All Swansdown Large 14 oz. bottle FLAV-O-RITE FROZEN Meat Pies • Chicken* Beef • Turkey • Tuna GOOD VALUE FROZEN French Fries ... SUGAR 10 iiiiiii^y.'-:-:; IN ALGONA HOME OFFICE: PIS MOINES, IOWA

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