Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 24, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, July 24, 1967
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SUoe farm brings top pr!ce-$714! c •MM flwftw, OM. 1, 1908, <rt AigWfi, (MM SWH pblfofofe* undor Act of Congmi M«* 8, What is probably a new nigh record per acre for a farm auction was reached last week Wednesday when a farm owned by the estate of Casper Thilges was sold at 9714 per acre. The farm had 120 acres and had a .new ranch style one- story and basement house and some other improve* ments. It was purchased by • •— _ * _• - *» J t .- _» r*4 • ,.-». .* seven miles south of and a mile west of 189, The 160 is located a mile and a half north and two miles west of LuVerne. Charley Quinn was auctioneer. A third farm In the estate was sold earlier to Edward M. Thilges of Bode, a nephew of Casper. According to the terms of Thilges 1 will, Edward was given option to VOL, 47 - NO. $7 - MONDAY, JULY 24, 1947, IOWA -10 PAGES IN 1 SECTIONS 3ociot, imnce Cable TV vote Tuesday intuits. 11 was purcnaaea uy waru wno gi»cn «!*»»«•• «~ Harold Reding, St. Joe neigh- purchase the 160 acres at the borhood, who owns farm land appraised value, in the same area. Edward purchased the The other farm was sold farm for $600 per acre and sold it the next day for $66C per acre, according to Hutch ison. The total value of the three farms was $287,280, an average of $652.90 per acre. was so to Raymond and Wilfred Kohlhaas, of the Livermore- LuVerne area at $610 per acre. It consisted of 160 acres with fair improvements. The 120 acres was located $3,151,300 3 to be paid to county fanners Fenton woman dies at 76 at Fort Dodge Ptnten — Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Fenton Methodist church for Miss Florence Edith Weisbrod, 76, who died Thursday at the Friendship Haven Rest Home at Fort Dodge after being a resident there for-2te months. Rev. Fred Pruel officiated. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Fenton Methodist cemetery. : Florence Edith Weisbrod was born Nov. 21, 1892, to Will and Anna Wegener Weisbrod. She was a graduate of Columbia University and' teaching was her life career. She was a member of Phi Betha Cappa. 'Her parents and one brother are dead. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alice. Denker, Lester, and Mrs\ Eleanor Berke, Fort Worth, Texas, .and by 4 nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Dale Weisbrod, Gerald Voiigt, Merwin Wallace, Harold Schlei, Elwiri Schlei, and Clayton Ditsworth. Domocratie date wig show The Democratic Women of Kossuth County will meet this Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 at the Algona hotel. Following the meeting at 8:30 will be a Wig Style show given by the hairdressers of Sheakley's Beauty Salon. Guests are cordially invited. Helen Pedersen, 48, Armstrong, dies Thursday Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Pedersen, 48, of Arm• - •- ' at in Armstrong. Burial was in the Armstrong Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Pedersen had been a third grade teacher at the Armstrong Community School. She was born March 17, 1919 at a farm near Swea City, to Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie Cassen. She attended Swea City schools and the Estherville —i JOH, j --~->-w^ '-•a^j.* '«.--(-i Youth date picnic Kossuth County 4-H Youth Leaders will meet Monday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. for a potluok picnic at the Gall State Park shelterhouse, says Galen DeValois, county extension director. All 4-H members age 15 and older are invited to attend , the Youth Leaders meeting. Dr. Jerry Shey, veterinarian from Algona, will speak about and demonstrate drugs at the meeting. Other events of the evening will be mixers,, a treasure hunt and recrear tion. The planning committee is working hard to have a good program and are encouraging new and older 4-H boys and girls to attend Youth Leaders. Members of the Youth Leader planning committee arc Susan Dodds, Lone Rock; Jane Walker, Burt; Kathy Skow, Wesley; John Kiley, Burt; Steve Detrick, Whittemore; 'Leonard Becker, Wesley; Chuck Frideres, Algona; Becky Tielebein, Algona. versity at" DeiT was married to Harold Pedersen March 17, 1946, at East Chain, after which they moved to Armstrong. Her husband died in 1954. She was past American Lutheran church women's president and a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church of Armstrong. She .is survived by one daughter Rosemary at home; one son, David of Mankato, and three brothers, Art Cassen of Armstrong, George of Des Moines, and Arden of Fairmont. Four sisters, Mrs. Orville Opsal of Ceylon, Mrs. Arva Berhow of Fairmont, Mrs. William Tordoff of Algona, and Mrs. Orval Jones of Armstrong, also survive. ATTEND IOWA STATE ORIENTATION DAYS Students who will be incoming freshmen at the Iowa State University at Ames this fall have been attending orientation meetings on that campus recently. Algona students participating in the orientation activities are Roger Johnson, College of Agriculture, and Larry Munger, College of Science and Humanities. "We will begin making final payments to fanners participating in the 1967 Feed Grain Program on Monday. August 14," announced R. I. Anderson, chairman of the Kossuth ASC Committee. Late planting and replanting due to floods and storm damage in parts of the state has caused payments to be a little later than past years. The Iowa ASC State Committee, in the interest of treating all participating farmers the same, has selected August 14 to give those who were hurt by adverse weather enough time to complete compliance certification. Payments will arrive in time for current expenses; cost of replanting in some cases; and well ahead of the September due date for the second installment on property taxes. The payments will cover both diversion and price-support payments. The diversion payments were available only for small farms (farms with feed grain bases of 25 acres or less) and farms with larger bases if the operator chose at time of signup to plant no feed grain. In total, these payments are estimated at about $3,151,300 for the expected 4300 county participants in the 1967 feed grain program. The payments will raise returns from the 1967 corn and grain '.sorghum crops substantially. Farmers participating; in the program are also •v.--eW ; gi.iie«f4>i¥'o : (ip.!r';Op;fl^eir. v en-' ; ' T ''ttre'" : l$B7^croJE»- 01"" the "two grains; national average loan rates are $1.05 per bushel for corn and $1.61 per hundredweight for grain sorghum. The diversion payment for small farms is equal to 20 percent of the total support for the first 20 percent of the base acreage diverted and 50 percent of the support on any additional acres diverted, up to the total base. The price-support payments (30 cents per busfcel for corn and 53 cents per hundredweight for grain sorghum) are earned oh the projected production from an acreage up to 50 percent of the farm's total feed grain base by planting corn or grain sorghum, or by planting • soybeans in lieu of these feed grains. The price-support payments are assured no matter what disposition is made of the crop. Formor Alftonan wins promotion A native of Algona, R. J. Halpin, has been promoted to the newly created position of production employee training and development manager for Kent Feeds, Inc. at the firm's home office in Muscatine. Halpin, a 1940 graduate of Algona high school, has been with Kent and its parent corporation, Grain Processing Corp. since 1951. Since 1962 he has been manager of engineering for Kent, and was directly responsible for the engineering, bidding, contracting and construction of Kent's new plants at Sioux City, Waterloo, Altoona and Estherville in Iowa, and Rockford in Illinois. Ho will "initiate an expanded training and safety program, for production employees at all Kent plants. Hs is a graduate of Ames in civil engineering. He was city engineer for Muscatine from 1947 to 1951. 'Head Start' starts at Bryant Campaign has _ _— ^^^^•MmammnMnMS!'! • •* been active on both sides UNION COOKOUT Union Township Homemakers cookout will be held at the Civic Center, Wednesday, July 26, 12:30 p.m. instead of on Thursday. Please bring own table service. Program will be given by the 4-H girls. Mrs. Rolling, 62, Bancroft, dies Friday Bancroft — Funeral services for Mrs. Peter Rolling, 62, of Bancroft, will be held Monday at 10 a.m; at S,t. John's Catholic church here. Garry's Funeral Home* is in charge of arrangements and burial will be in Calvary cemetery at Armstrong. ^ >'^ •Mrs. Rolling died early. Friday at the Ho^ Family r, hospital at Esthefcville wfiereS she'-BSd bee'n a patientTiur't? two weeks. 'She was born Elizabeth Mary Schmitt April 4, 1905 at Graettinger, and was married to Peter Rolling Aug. 5, 1924 at Armstrong. They farmed near Armstrong and for 30 years near Bancroft. Survivors include her husband, nine sons, James of Fort Dodge, Charles of Armstrong, Michael, John and Bernard, all of Ames, Patrick of Estherville, Frank of State Center, Dennis and Joe of Bancroft; six daughters, Mrs. Wayne Beshay and Mrs. Jean Wetmar, both of Fort Dodge, Sister Therese OSM of Dubuque, Mrs. Gerald Irmiter of Ringsted, Mrs. Doug Spangler of Sioux City, and Dorothy of Bancroft; five sisters, including Mrs. John Rezac and Mrs. Maurice Froehlich, both" of Bancroft, four brothers. CORRECTION The head on a story telling of a special party honoring F. L. "Roy" Mahon's 50 years in banking was incorrect in last week's paper. Mr. McMahon is not retiring. 'He will continue to serve the Iowa State Bank in Algona where he has been associated for the past 39 years since the bank's incorporation. ilulllinilllllllllHIIIIHMIWIIIHHMIIIIIMIIIIMIIIIIHHMMMIIIMIMIIIIMHIIII PICTURED ABOVE is Mrs. Ethel Daman with her Head Start class as they go on a make-believe bear hunt. The classes have made trips to the Grotto, the lake, the library, poTtoffS and court house. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. MISS KAY SHEVER assists the children in her Head Start calss as they walk across a "bridge" in their clasroom at Bryant school. The children also eat breakfast and lunch at Bryant. Miss Shever is the supervisor of the local Head Start program. J Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Swear in new county supervisor If you want to see how the federal government's Head Start program is working you won't have to schedule a flight to Chicago or Kansas City. You can just walk over to the Bryant school here in Algona. Here, some 39 local children, 4 to 6 years of age, are taking part in the Head Start program. Conducting the two classes at the school are Miss Kay Shever, supervisor, and her assistant Mrs. Ethel Daman. In the words of area Head Start Director M. Peter Hart, "Head Start is trying to motivate the children to strive for success socially, physically and economically." The program is designed to motivate children who don't have the social or economic advantages of the average middle class youngster. Nurses and teachers make home visits, trying to obtain the parent's cooperation. Hart said parental cooperation is needed if the program is to succeed, and he reported that they have had "excellent cooperation from the parents." Algona woman loses purse to LA. robber '*; I i THIS WAS THE scene Thursday at the Kossuth County courthouse as newly-appointed county supervisor Ernest Schmidt was sworn in by A. M. Kollaseh, chairman of the coijnty Board of Supervisors. Also shown standing in the above photo ire, from left, Marc Moore, county auditor, and supervisors Lawrence Newbrough, Garry McDonald, and Andrew Reising. Schmidt fills the vacancy left by the death of supervisor Charles Plathe. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. ANOTHER phase of Head Start deals with health and nutrition. The children in the program have breakfast and lungh at Bryant school. All of their dental needs are taken care of, as well as some medical services which include all immunizations and physical examinations. A special nurse, Mrs. Tom Dunphy, Whittemore, makes the home visitations, giving valuable advice to the parents. Each week a speech therapist and a psychologist visit the classrooms. Miss Shever and Mrs. Daman both feel that the program is working — the children are progressing toward the same social, cultural, and economic levels that the more privileged youngsters have reached by the time they are ready for kindergarten. As Hart put it, "We are trying to do for these youngsters what other youngsters take for granted in their homes." MANY OF the children had never had a crayon or pencil or used a scissors. Some had never been in a post office nor looked in the store win- IINIIIHHIIIINIMiniMHHIIHHiniHIIIMIIIIIIinmHIMI Illllll Hill "I • '"" ' """ """' ""' dows up town prior to their Head Start classes. The local teachers said there were many changes in the children as classes progressed. Those who hadn't ever used silverware began to do so, and the cooks noticed a sharp increase in the "pleases" and "thank yous" used at the table. Mothers told how their children had gained weight and were looking healthier. After the classes had visited the library, one mother told how her children had developed an interest in reading, and she had since taken them to the library again. Miss Shever noted that most of the kids now look and listen before crossing the streets, whereas before they had dangerously darted across without looking. Working with Miss Shever and Mrs. Daman are aids Lynnette Lappe and Kathy Darbyshire and volunteers Connie Thilges, Sue McEvoy, Evelyn Lickteig, Jackie Harris, Jill Daman, Michelle Dillon, JoAnn Kramer, Kathy Bilyeu and Brenda Frideres. The aids are paid while the volunteers donate their time. Head Start tries to prepare underprivileged children for the kindergarten classes, giving them some of the experiences and advantages which the more privileged An Algona woman, Mlrs. Wes Hardy, was the victim of a • purse snatcher while she was vacationing with her sister in Los Angeles, Calif. iMrs. Hardy and her sister were returning from a shopping center at about 8:45 p.m. when a man knocked them down from behind and ran off with the purses. The incident occurred about four blocks from Mrs. Hardy's apartment. Both ladies were taken to a hospital, but neither was seriously injured. Mrs. Hardy lost about $20, and the purses were found the next day with the driver's licenses and other identification. Police told the women that it was unsafe for unescorted women to walk alone after dark in Los Angeles. Ex-Corwilh farmor dios at Fort Dod|o Algona voters will go to th'e polls tomorrow (Tuesday) to vote on a Cable TV franchise for Algona for the fourth time in the past three years. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the four Algona wards. Voters may vote in the following places: First Ward — Algona public high school. Second Ward — Lucia Wallace grade school. Third Ward — Third Ward grade school. Fourth Ward — Algona city hall. Judges and clerks for the election were appointed by the Algona city council and the cost of the entire election will be borne by WMT-TV, Inc. THIS FIRM, of Cedar Rapids, is asking for a 25-year non-exclusive franchise to op- Wate a Cable TV system in Algona. The issue was defeated three times previously when brought to an election by Eugene Faulstich, owner of Electronic Specialties. It was defeated by approximately 300 votes the first time, 200 votes the second time and 50 votes the third time. The last election was a year ago in June and less than 1,000 voters went to the polls. Although the election is being held in the summertime again this year, a slightly larger vote is predicted — somewhere probably between 1100 and 1300. The issue has been a hot one the past three weeks. After relative quiet since WMT- TV, Inc. announced its plans more than six weeks ago, local foes of Cable TV have for the first time come out un- equoivably opposed to a franchise in the news mediums. A TRANSLATOR group has opposed Cable TV because they feel that it would hamper bringing in Translator TV to the city. In addition, a number of farmers and businessmen from other county towns held a meeting at a local business place two weeks ago and also announced opposition to Cable TV. A former "Head Start" — it's just ing them to catch up. Frail Diikmann to banking school Fred A. Diekmann, Jr., cashier of the Security State Bank, Algona, will return to the University of Wisconsin July 30 to attend the second year course at the NAftAC School for bank audit, control and operation. He will 'be among some 490 bankers from throughout the Western Hemisphere attending the school's 15th annual session 'being conducted July 30- August 12. Mr. Diekmann has been associated with the Security State Bank for nine years. farmer, of Fort in the Fort Dodge Lutheran hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday at Fort Dodge with burial in the Corwith cemetery. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Bob Hauge, Fort Dodge; two grandchildren and eight brothers and sisters. He was born in Pennsylvania but came to Iowa as a young man and farmed in the Corwith area for many years. He and his wile retired in 1959 and moved to Ft. Podge. His wife is the former Inez Bogard. SWITCH GAME TIME The time of tonight's St. John's-Algona game has been switched from 8 to 7 pjn, Their argument was that plans for future betterment of TV should include rural and other county towns as well as Algona. Since their meeting, KGLO- TV of Mason City has an-, nounced it will install a TV tower on the Moxley-Frankl farms east of Algona, whether Cable TV passes or not. This announcement prompt• ed Burns Nugent, who has represented WMT-TV interests here from the beginning, to point out that Cable will not affect the coming of translator towers to Algona in the future. BACKERS of Translator have inferred that ABC and NBC outlets will put in translator towers here in the future but admit they had no definite commitments at this time. Algona is not unique in having a Cable TV fight. Some Iowa towns have granted the franchise without an election but in places where elections have been held, the fights have been bitter. Some towns have approved Cable TV, others have repeatedly voted it down. The issue is squarely in the hands of Algona voters tomorrow. StapMon to ipoak lo Cyclont club The Kossuth Cyclone Club is holding a buffet meal on August 7 at 7 p.m. at Van's Cafe in Algona, reports president Dr. Jerry Shey, Algona. Clay Stapleton, the new athletic director at Ames, will be the featured speaker. I. S, U. alumni Cyclone club members and friends are invited- Reservations can be made with Dr. Shey or any of the board members.

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