Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 13, 1967 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 13, 1967
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Nine Algerians visit Fairfield Cable TV operation Friday PICTURED ABOVE with their hosts are the Algona men who flew to Fairfield Friday, July 7, to see a demonstration of that city's cable television system. From left they are: George Allen of KLGA radio; Joe Elbert, councilman; Howard Miller, councilman; Joe Bradley, Jr.; Russell Buchanan, city attorney; Bill Steele, Chamber of Corn- By Mike Stillman. A group of nine Algonans flew to Fairfield, Iowa Friday to see a demonstration of that city's cable television system. Those who made the trip, sponsored by VVMT-TV of Cedar Rapids, were: Burns Nugent of WMT, Algona Mayor William Finn, Chamber of Commerce Secretary William Steel, City Attorney Russell Buchanan, Councilmen Joseph 'Elbert, Howard Miller and Sheridan Cook, Joe Bradley, Jr., George Allen of KLGA ra-' dio and Mike Stillman of the Kossuth County Advance. Most 0* fhe group seemed impretted with the cable tyttem which they MW • in Fairfield. They were greeted at the airport by the Fairfield mayor, and by William Quarton, president of WMT-TV Inc. The mayor said he was very pleased with Fairfield's cable system. From the airport, the men traveled to the site of the 500 ft. television tower where a systems technician explained the more technical aspects of cable television. One particularly interesting feature at the tower building was a "weather scanner" — a television camera which continuously shows the existing temperature, air pressure, humidity, wind direction and wind velocity. When tuned to the special "weather" TV channel, one sees the readings of the various instruments while listening to FM background music. This feature would be included in a cable here. AFTER VIEWING the tower set-up, the group briefly toured the streets of Fairfield, looking at the cable hookups which extended from utility poles to the homes. Fairfield, which first acquired the cable system in May, now has 850 subscribers. Before and after a dinner at the Elks Club, representatives of WMT, Inc. explained how Algona's system would work; demonstrated the qualities of Fairfield's cable on television; and answered several questions posed by members of the Algona group. WMT, Inc. representative Burns Nugent stated that if the July 25th election is successful, the cable system could, hopefully, be up in Algona "before the snow flies." Station* available to Algona subscribers would be KTIV, NBC, Sioux City; KV- TV, ABC, Sioux City; KRNT, CBS, Des Moines; WHO, NBC, Des Moines; WOI, ABC, Ames; KEYC, CBS, Mankato; KVFD, NBC, Fort Dodge; KGLO, CBS, Mason City; KMMT, ABC, Austin; and KROC, NBC, Rochester. In addition to the cable TV hook-up, a FM hookup would be installed without charge for any FM radio equipment in the home. This special hookup would give quality FM reception from FM radio stations in Fort Dodge, Des Moines, and other communities. William Quarton, President of WMT-TV, Inc., Cedar Rapids, and past president of the National Broadcasters Association, spoke briefly after the dinner. Comparing the merits of cable television as opposed^ to a translator system, he said cable is "the whole pie," while translator is "only a piece."The proposed translator system would only assure excellent viewing on one station, while the cable hook-up would give quality reception on ten channels. QUARTON commented that he was especially enthusiastic about the future developments in sight for television, and the capabilities of cable TV to meet the challenges of the future. He said the cable system would be ready to handle educational television channels which should come into existence in the future. Both Nugent and Quarton stated that they definitely did not believe in pay TV. If the system were initiated in Algona, the city would receive 1 per cent of the gross income for three years, 2 per cent for 5 years, and 3 per cent thereafter. The firm would also pay rent for the use of the city's utility poles. A system here would employ at least four persons — a manager, a technician, an installer, and a secretary. Subscription prices for cable television would be a 9.95 hookup charge, and a $4.95 monthly service fee. The city council would be the only body which could authorize a price rise, and they have already termed the hookup and service fees as "reasonable rates." Because of electrical failure on their two airplanes, the group stayed overnite in Fairfield, returning early Saturday morning. ee»eee»eee»eee«eeeeeee merce Secretary; Mayor Bill Finn; Fairfield Mayor Dunnuck; councilman Sheridan Cook; Burns Nugent, Cedar Rapids, WMT-TV Inc.; Ken Hastie, general manager, WMT radio, Cedar Rapids; and William Quarton, President, WMT-TV, Inc. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. iiiiiinmiii iii.iiiiiiiiii.11,1111111111. mmmnm imniH.iimimilllimiitimiimMili SERVICEMAN HONORED Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Muller, is at the Air Force Base at Colorado Springs, Colo., and before he left dinners for him were given by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Garman and Mike, Mr. and Mrs. William Bestenlehner and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lickteig of Wesley. A family dinner was also given just prior to his departure. A parents weekend for freshmen will be held at the base in August and Mr. I and Mrs. Muller plan to attend. BIRTHDAY - ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Vallo Naudain were weekend guests of Dr. and Mrs. M. G. Bourne at their cottage at the Okobojis. Mr. Naudain's birthday was Monday but the celebration of it and the 48th wedding anniversary July 10 of Naudains were observed Sunday, additional guests being their brother-in-law Clarence Maland, of Elmore, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Hayes and family. FOX FAMILY REUNION A Fox family reunion was held Sunday at the Ralph Hurlburt's at Swea City. In attendance were Messrs, and Mesdames George Fox, of Peoria, 111., who have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fox, Russell Fox. George Fox, Roger Fox, and Don Hurlburt of Fenton and Leroy Wyatt, of Emmetsburg and the respective families. Wesley Viola Studer SECOND ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sapoff were honored for their second anniversary July 9 at their home. Guests coming for the occasion were the Leander Vaskes, Susan and Joann, Ralph Gilbertsons, Etta, Cara and Anna, all of Bancroft, and the Joe Lynch family, Fenton. Burt Mrs. George Hawcett A family gathering was held July 9 at the home of Mrs. Hilda Gifford, the first time in seven years that all eight children had been home at the same time. Those present were, Mr. and Mrs. James Schmidt and 3 daughters of West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grubb and 4 children, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alborn and 3 children of Silver Bay. Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gifford; Mrs. Dale Dyndas, Joan Gifford, and Martha Gifford. The birthday of Mrs. Hilda Gifford was also observed. Dennis Hammerstrom of Minneapolis, was a guest Saturday evening at the Carl Reynolds home and called o-i other friends in Burt. His father, Russell Hammerstrom in Riceville had a stroke a week ago Sunday and he came to visit him in the Osage hospital. The Hammerstroms are former Burt residents. >Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hawcott attended the Fort Dodge area postmasters meeting at Knierim, Iowa at Postmaster Julia Jones home for a picnic supper July 10. METHODIST YOUTH CAMP July 17-22 the Spencer District Junior High Camp will be held at the Methodist Camp, Lake Okoboji. Six youths are registered from the local church. Those attending will leave the church at 8:30 a.m. July 17. The Senior Camp will be held Aug. 7-12. Any Senior High youth wanting to attend should notify the church office at once. The M. Y. F. of the Methodist church held a potluck dinner Sunday with the families at Crystal Lake. Circles of the church will meet the 20th. Circle 1 will meet at the church with Emma Martinek and Olive Erdman hostesses. Circle 2 will meet with Delores Madsen at her home. The Night Circle will meet with Gladys Detmering. The Evangelical church and the Upper Flat church held a joint meeting Monday evening at the Upper Flat church. Diane Larson ad Maria Cink were chosen from the 4-H Wesley Wizards to attend a three-day camp at Madrid. The Paul Warners, Cedar Falls, spent the weekend at Al Discher's. Tommy Schellenberg, son of the Richard Schellenbergs, entered the Britt hospital Saturday for an appendectomy. Aileen Martinek, Boone, visited the Harold Martineks over the weekend. Bridal shower held Friday takot*! Phyllis Wallentlne was honored at a bridal shoW* er Friday evening,' Jtily 7, « the St. P.aul's Lutheran Parish Mall at Lakota. Mrs. Margaret Steenhard gave introductions and announced the pro* gram. Mrs. Etta DeBoer lead in devotions; a musical number, "Phyllis's Wedding Day" was given by the Ledyard Girls Sextet, accompanied 1 by Joan Junkermeier. A reading was presented by Gretchen DeBoer, followed by another musical number by the Sextet, "Moments to Remember", accompanied by. Joan Junkermeier-.' A reading was given by Mrs. Ruth Christ, and a Love and Science Quiz was presented by Mrs. Lois Weringa. The Luther League girls of St. Paul's presented a musical number, and the program closed with the group singing "Beautiful Savior". A delicipus lunch was served to over 100 guests, from a tea table decorated in the bride- to-be's colors of blue and white. Hostesses were friends and relatives of the bride and groom. Phyllis, daughter'of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wallentine will be married Saturday, July 22, to Loren Wibben, son of Mrs. Irene Wibben and the late John Wibben of Elmore, Minn. Darleen Mino to tour Europe Grant: Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Holland are on the tour list for Miss Darleen Mino this month. Darleen, daughter of .Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mino, left Thursday by plane from Mason City for Chicago. At Chicago she was joined by Mrs. Henry Roose and Miss 'Pat Roose of Omaha, Neb. The three of them boarded Scandinavian airlines Thursday night arid flew.to Copenhagen, Denmark. The three of them are spending a week in Den• mark and then will drive through Germany, Belgium, Holland and France. The girls will remain at Paris, where •they are enrolled for six weeks of study of the French language for college credit. Vkkl Thllgas Is Married mSM&tVl*. Ledyard:. Vicki Thilges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Thilges and Steven Mallory, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Mallory of Caledonia, Minn, were united in marriage on Saturday morning, June 24 in an 11:00 ceremony. Mrs. Paul Schaumberg was the organist and accompanied Carolyn Johnson as she sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "On This Day, O Beautiful Mother". The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Ralph Obermire. Her matron of honor was her sister-in-law, Mrs. Craig Thilges. Bridesmaids were Sue Richardson and Margaret Powers. The bride's personal attendant was Kathy Mallory, sister of. the groom. The best man was Harlan Johnsrud of Blue Earth, Minn. Other attendants were Craig Thilges and Neil Granberg of Winnetoago, Minn. Ushers were Keith 'Klinksiek and Wayne Ingebritson of Winnebago. the reception followed at the Jiacred Heart Parish Hall fof 160 guests. Kathy Smith was iii charge of the guest book, Mrs. Les Jensen, aunt of the bttde, poured punch, Mrs. Joe Behissel, cousin of the bride," Und Mrs. Ron Saundefs, sister Uf the groom poured coffee. Mrs. Harlan Johnsrud and Lu* orietta Mallory, both sisters of *he groom, cut and served the Wedding cake. Waitresses were Betty Beck. Sharon Ostberg, Sharon Smith, Becky Warner, Diane Mallory and Chris Mallory, sisters of the groom. 'Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Lingle, aunt and uncle of the bride, were dining room host and hostess. Following a wedding trip of one week to the Ozarks, the couple is now at home at 3401 Colfax Ave. So., Minneapolis, Minn. 65408. The bride is a 1966 graduate of Ledyard high school. She attended Mankato Commercial College, and is presently employed in Minneapolis. The groom attended the Caledonia high school and is employed as a machinist in Minneapolis. LOCALS Mr. and Mr*. Jim Chal- •trom have returned from a business trip and the Jaycee convention held in Baltimore. President Johnson was the keynote speaker for the convention and the women were guests of the President and the First Lady at the White House reception for the King and Queen of Thailand. Among friends visited by the Chalstroms were Lt. Commander and Mrs. LoRey Vogel of Annapolis. Lt. Commander Vogel is a chaplain at the naval academy. Mrs. Vogel is the former Gloria Gerike, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. G. J. C. Gerike, formerly of Algona. Diane Mino Is Married CARD CLUB HOSTESS Mrs. Harold Hobson will be hostess to her 500 club Wednesday evening. COUPLES CLUB HOSTS Mr. and Mrs. Russell Buchanan are entertaining their Couples club Saturday evening. Haltens observe 25th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. James Hatten of Bancroft celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 25. They entertained their children, the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives at a dinner at Roy's Grill at noon. A reception for 170 was held at the Bancroft Ballroom from 2 until 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Mrs. De Wayne Hatten registered the guests; Darlene Hatten, Nancy Menke and Virginia Priester were at the gift table. La Donna Hatten poured. Grant: The marriage of Diane Mino and Gerald Orbell was solemnized at 8:00 p.m. June 10 at the Open Bible church in Swea City with Rev. Ray Thompson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mino and the groom is the son of Mrs. Alma Orbell of Easton, Minn. and the late John Orbell. Nuptial music was provided by Miss Nancy Peterson, organist and Walter Peterson, soloist. Their attendants included her sister, Darleen Mino as maid of honor and his cousin, Harlan Ward as best man. Julie Christian was flower girl and Tim Orbell, brother of the groom, was ring bearer. Ushers were Gale Mino, brother of the bride- and Roger Ward, cousin of the groom. After a- wedding trip to the Lake of the Ozarks the couple is at home in Wells, Minn. Previous to her wedding, Diane was complimented with bridal showers at Blue Earth, Mountain Lake, Fairmont and Swea City. St. John's elect board of education A board of education for St. John's school was elected Sunday, 'as an organized movement to combine ideas of the pastor, school faculty and lay people of the parish, for continual improvement of school affairs. With the approval of the Bishop and Diocesan superintendent of schools the present by-laws were inaugurated. Bylaws' were studied from schools such as Corpus Christi, Fort Dodge, Marquette University in Milwaukee 'and' Portland, Ore. A local steering committee was selected by the executive committee of the Home and School Assoc., who later named a nominating committtee. This group submitted prospective names which were voted on by written ballot at all Masses Sunday. Elected w ere: Lawrence Walsh, Mrs. George Merron, Tom Deitering, Don Degen and Harold Menke. The board will meet on a regularly scheduled basis, and will assist in determining school policy. Lone Rock girl charged in mishap A Lone Rock girl, Carol Rae Jones, 17, was charged with following too closely as the result of an accident which occurred Monday at 9:45 p.m. •Miss Jones advised the Algona police department that the brakes on her 1966 Volkswagen failed, and she hit the rear end of a stopped auto driven by James A. Busch, 18, Algona. The Busch 1957 Chevrolet had ome $150 damage to its rear bumper and trunk, while the Jones auto had complete front end damages amounting to $400. No one was injured in the mishap. an outstanding DISPLAY OF DIAMONDS WILTGEN JEWELERS ALGONA, IOWA 9 to 9 FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1967 Over $ 250,000.00 in precious gems and beautiful jewelry creations See the unique collection of outstanding colored diamonds-Black, Brown, Green, Persian Beige and Golden Yellow. Meet Mr. Johnson of Milhening Gemological Counsellors, an authority on jewelry design and diamond display evaluation. He will gladly discuss your present jeweled pieces or advise you on proper remounting of your diamonds for maximum effectiveness. Estimates are free, there is no obligation. Ask about our Diamond Club at SHEAKLEYS — ALGONA Continues THIS WEEKEND!

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