Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 17, 1967 · Page 1
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isn'/ he cute! Alqona Kcmuth County >tatii;Jiifitorioai Society X' :ova GHy, Iowa « MM eta* IMHW, b*. i, i9o«, a» Atom, tow Mstt wtoMi* u^r Act of Cowu M«th «, 11* VOL, A7 - NO. 55 - MONDAY, JULY 17,1W7, ALOONA, IOWA - I PAGES IN 1 SECTION New Sisters for hospital ' • SUSAN JERGENSON, 14. daughter of the Wendell Jergensons, Algona, holds one of the five puppies which were abandoned Wednesday morning at Sjogren's Grocery. Store owner Don Sjogren discovered the three-week-old pups when he arrived at the store that morning, and by Thursday homes had been found for all. Susan adopted the little fellow in the above photo. Kxclusive Advan'- Photo »w Mike Stillman. UDMO elects new officers Wednesday Ten were elected to the Kossuth OEO advisory committee at a meeting Wednesday evening at the court house. Joe Straub, chairman, presided. Elected were Mrs. Rosemary pudding, Bancroft, Mrs. Vic Frideres, Algona, Guy C. Giddings, Algona, Bernice Heneman, Swea Cjty, ,Mrs N Herbert A. Kaiser, "LuVerne, Mrs. Pauline Kramer, Algona, Rev. Robert 'Lorenz, Algona, Steve McCall, Algona, Harry Naffziger, LuVerne, and Lawrence SchiUz, Bode. The other members of the board are Mr. Straub, Vince Meyer, Bancroft, Ted Hoover, Titonka, Ed Elbert, Whit- temorc, Harold Montag, West Bend, and Cecil Thoreson. Swea City. The committee guides activities in Kossuth of the OEO area office located at Emmetsburg. On the Emmetsburg board representing Kossuth are Mrs. Herbert A. Kaiser, LuVerne, elected Wednesday, and Mr. Straub and Ed Elbert. A letter of resignation was accepted from Oliver S. Carlson. M. Peter Hart, the director of the Emmetsburg office, explained tli'e head start ami neighborhood youth corps activity for Kossuth. He acknowledged the Algona and Bancroft school systems for support to head start classes this summer. The board heard the following reports. Kossuth County Neighborhood Service Center project is progressing but not in full operation. Algona American Legion Post has donated space for the center to the Kossuth County committee. Bancroft office space is still needed. UDMO is advertising for additional 'Staff. Positions of Neighborhood center. c coordj-., nator, senior citizens coordinator and youth corps coordinator's are open. A total of 14 children from Burt, Swea City and Bancroft, attending Head Start classes in Bancroft. Federal cost of the class is $3,572 and local share $951. Much of the local share consists of donated school facilities and time of mothers who serve aj teachers aides. Mrs. James Vaske is teacher of the class. Neighborhood Youth Corps is employing 12 Kossuth County youths. Head start grant of $128,572 A grant for head start classes in Kossuth, Emmet, Pocahonta's and Palo Alto counties was announced by* Congressman Wiley Mayne Thursday. The cost of the program is $128,572, and the local share will be $23,400. The program will provide a full year class for 105 pre-school children from low income homes. Cattle feeders tour planned on Tuesday The Kossuth County Beef Producer's and Kossuth County Extension Service will sponsor a cattle feeders tour Tuesday, July 18, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Construction Company cattle farm in LuVerne township (sec. 5); and the Earl Hanselman farm (1 mile east and 1 mile south) of LuVerne in Humboldt County, will also be visited. Nelson Gay and William Zmolek, Extension Beef Specialists from Iowa State University, will attend the tour to summerize and answer questions. Directions to the Union Construction feedlot in Lu- Verne township are as follows— -From Sexton — 7 mi. south and 1 3/4 east. . From Corwith — 3 mi. west on blacktop, 1 mi. south and 1 3/4 west. From Irvington corner on highway 169 — 2 mi. soutli and 3 3/4 east-of the Galbraith blacktop. All farmers and cattle feeders in Kossuth and surrounding area are invited on the tour, announces Don Arndorfer, president of Kossuth County Beef Producers. Junior high band concert dated July 19 The Algona Junior High School Band under the direction of William Castle will present a concert on Wednesday evening, July 19th. A special feature will be a twirling exhibition put on by Miss Jackie Haag and her twirling class. Members of the class are: Cathy Spencer, Barb Schlicvert, Diane Logan, Nancy Smith, Kathy Schlievert, Kathy Payne, Michelle Dorweiler, Debbie Thilges, Vickie Rezac, and Jeanne Kelly. The concert will be on the high school lawn at 7:30, and the public is cordially invited. National Guard to Wyoming Friday The 1st Howitzer Batallion, 194th Artillery, Iowa National Guard, left from the Algona armory Friday at 6:00 a.m. to attend camp at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming. They will return July 30. Algona buys ambulance Council okays contract with county also Politics and pot luck FILLING their plates at a pot-luck dinner held Tuesday evening. July 11 at, the shelter house in Call state park are State Representative Karl Kiilsholm, Algona, Kossuth County Republican Women's Chairman Mrs. Joseph Skow, Wesley, and Robert Ray, State Republican Party Chairman. Kiilsholm and Ray spoke at the dinner. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. The Algona City Council met Wednesday evening, .authorizing the purchase of. an ambulance for the city and discussing the translator- cable television question. A joint ambulance and radio facility contract with the county was approved which states that the county will provide a monthly sum of $400 to help with maintenance costs for the ambulance service. The city, then agreed to purchase, maintain and operate the ambulance for Algona and other communities • in Kossuth County which might need the service. The Algona. ambulance, however, will probably not be covering the whole county alone, since emergency calls will be referred first to the closest ambulance in the area. Thus, if an emergency call from LuVerne is received over the emergency radio center at the Algona Police Station, the police will, in turn, refer the call to the Lu- Verne ambulance which would handle the case. Thursday morning the city purchased a 1966 Oldsmobilc station wagon for $3500 from Dau's Garage and ambulance equipment for $400 from the McCullough Funeral Chapel. Algona mayor William ; Finn was named the adinhasi^itor for the ambulance service, and he will organize a volunteer force to man the ambulance. The force will consist of about 12 men who will have some 20 hours of training in first aid, To avoid any conflicts, the ambulance personnel will be independent of the fire and police departments. At present the ambulance is being manned by a temporary force until the establishment of the group of trained men. On the cableAranslator question, a group of rural citizens attended the council meeting to hear the council's feelings on the cable & tran- lator television 'systems. The group learned that the city council would like to see both systems come to Algona. Commenting on Wednesday's meeting and the sentiments of the council, Mayor Finn explained, "The council opposes neither (cable nor translator) if we could have both, that would be fine." In other business, the council heard a letter from residents in the western part of the city concerning junk cars, but no action was taken. A beer permit was approved for Diagonal Grocery. Harvesting school dated Tuesday Farmers and dealers are invited to attend a corn harvesting, drying and storage school for Kossuth and Palo Alto counties at Emmetsburg July 18 at 8 p.m. at St. Thomas Catholic church. Dale Hull and Jack Frus, agricultural engineers from Ames will conduct the meeting. The meeting is one of a series of 21 multi-county meetings being held in July, according to Galen DeValois, county extension director. Galen suggests those wishing to share rides to Emmetsburg meet at the Kossuth Extension Office at 7:15 that evening. STATIONED IN SPAIN Ronald R. Muller, USMC, formerly stationed in Edzell, Scotland, received orders on June 17 that he was one of 19 men chosen to serve in Roto, Spain. He has served 21 months of his enlistment and is the son of Mr. and 'Mrs. Ray Muller, Algona. ALGONA CITY Councilmen and Mayor Finn are shown above as they make their decision Thursday, morning to purchase the ambulance in the background. The MKili Oldsmobile was purchased from the Dan Garage in Algona for $.'{500. and the rescue equipment was bought from the McCullough Funrral Chapel for $400. Pictured above from left are Councilman Ken Peirce. Mayor Bill Finn, and Councilmen Howard Miller and Sheridan Cook. Kxclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Cowan, Pratt get Sentral school bids The Cowan Corp. of Algona was the low bidder on the. Sentral school addition at Fenton last week with a general construction bid of $108,910 at a letting Thursday. Other general bids were: Dave Moen Inc., Mason City, $110,490; Anderson Construction Co., Emmetsburg, $113.900; Nonnweiler & Rcichardt Const. Co., Garner, $119,633; Sande Construction Co., Humboldt, $123,524; Fagre Construction Co., Esthervillc-, $124,975; Zitterell Mills Co. Webster City, $126,400; and Forest City Improvement Co.. Forest City, $126,975. Pratt Construction Co. of Algona was the low bidder for the electrical work with a $16,500 bid while W. C. Hanscn & Son of Forest City got the plumbing and heating bid for $31,310. All three low bids were accepted" and contracts will be signed this week. Cowan's said work will begin almosi immediately on the job. The addition, which will be on the south side of the present building, will be 185 by 45 feet. The proposals on which bids were taken include a new roof over the present building which is nine years old. The addition will house a shop, classroom, art classroom, two shower rooms, and. a bus storage section. The old shop quarters will be remodeled into a room for band and vocal music. Bids were opened Thursday evening. Georgia Thaves dies Friday at Bancroft Burt crash-4 injured A DES MOINES couple and a couple from Minnesota were injured late Saturday morning when their cars hit head-on south of Burt on Highway 169. The upper photograph, taken minutes after the accident, looking northwest, shows the white 1964 Buick in which the Des Moines people. Mary Ellen and Bill Barry, were riding. The impact of the crash pushed the steering column nearly to the roof. The Minnesota auto, a 1967 Chevrolet, is shown In the lower photo and to the right of the Des Moines auto in the upper picture. The injured were taken to St. Ann hospital by ambulance from the Garry funeral home at Bancroft. The condition of the injured was not available at press time. The new Algona ambulance was called to the scene, but did not carry any of the persons to the hospital. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Georgia L. Thaves, 77, died Friday at the Heritage Home. Bancroft. She had been in ill health for some time. Fun cral services were pending as the Advance went to press. McCullough's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Thaves was the daughter of George and Louise Gcsbeck Schmitt. She married Edward Thaves on Jims' 25. 1914. She had lived in the Algona area most of her life. Survivors include two brothers, Elmer Schmitt, Sarasota, Fla., and Irvin Schmitl Arlington, Va. Her husband, one son aivl one daughter preceded her in death. $530 damage in Wednesday Charges of improper backing were filed Wednesday by the Algona Police Department against a Minnesota man who was involved in an accident which occured Wednesday evening near the intersection of State and liar- Ian streets in Algona. Joseph Glynn Riley, 47, Wayzato, Minn., was charged with improper backing when he backed into an auto driven by Lynn Jack Keith, 20, Algona. The Keith auto, a 1963 Pontiac, sustained front bumper, grill, right front fender, and radiator damage amounting to $250. The Riley auto, a 1966 Chevrolet, had rear bumper, trunk and panel damage estimated at $280. Gars collide near Fenton Two cars sustained $375 damages Friday morning when they collided near the crest of a hill 2Vfe miles north and one-half mile west of Fenton at about 11:50 a.m. Drivers were Janice Geerdes, of Swea City, and Edith Laage, Fenton. The Geerdes car had $150 in damage while the Laage machine had $225 damages. Geerdes was charged with having an expired driver's license. . RUSSELL SHAW Sin Diego, Calif. (FHTNC- June 29 — Marine Private Russel L. Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon L. Shaw, Algona, 1 was graduated from eightj weeks of recruit training at; the Marine Corps Recruit De-', pot here. Plan hospital fund drive here soon The sisters are of Order of St. Benedict of Madison. Wis.. have accepted ownership and operation of St. Ann hospital, it was announced this week. They assumed the operation after assurance of complete cooperation and financial assistance. To facilitate the assistant 1 ; 1 needed by the new Order, a Hospital Committee has been set up with Harry Grcenberg. Algona businessman, named to be general chairman. The committee, under tlu- directorship of Mr. Greenberg, will conduct a financial drive to attain the needed funds to modcrni/.c the local hospital. Mow much money is needed to do this job has not. been announced. A meeting is being hold at 8 p.m. tonight (Monday) in the main ballroom of the new American Legion building Invitations have been sent to many area businessmen, and the Hospital Committee says that other interested persons will be most welcome at the meeting. Plans will be discussed for future modernization and improvement of local facilities. Improvements already suggested have been plans for air conditioning, changes in the lighting in the operating room, and the possibility of a special area for the care of elderly medicare patients. The sisters of the Order of St. Benedict staff St. Vincent's hospital'iii Sioux City, a 150 bed unit. There will probably be an increase in the number of sisters at St. Ann's. Two sisters are presently on the staff. Advisory board for school at Bancroft Bancroft — St. John's parish has formed a Board of Education for St. .John's hig'i school and grade school in Bancroft. There are nine members on the board, four of them school administrators. Board members include Msgr. ,1. II. Schult/es. Father Victor Hamaeker, high school principal. Sister Angelita, elementary school principal, and Phil Inman, president of the Home and School Association. The five elected members are l^awrence Walsh, Mrs. George Mcrron, Tom Deilering, Dor. Degen and Harold Menke. The board will serve in an advisory and policymakin t ' capacity. It will begin to function in the fall. Father Hamaeker stated that "there are limes when administrators would like to know how people feel about procedures of the school. This board will give them the opportunity to consult with a representative cross section of the parish." Kossuth land sells at $627 Some 240 ceres of land owned by the late Susanna Thilges was sold at auction last Wednesday, bringing a price of $560 for 160 acres and $627.50 for 80 acres. The farm is located a mile south and two east of West Bend and was sold by auctioneer Charlie Quinn. Purchaser of ' the quarter section was Jeane Rittgers and C. E. and Marilyn Chicoine of West Bend bought the 80 acres. AHS CLASS OF '49 HOLDS SOCIAL HOUR The Algona high school Class of 1949 will have a social hour for friends and faculty July 21 at 9:00 p.m. at Charlie's SUpper duib, Algona. V

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