Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 27, 1967 · Page 1
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AI qona Kcmuth County ••"•"•••"•"•"^ - s .. • • .•.;•. jA _ , fc _ ^ __ A _^ ^ „ ^_ Ae»^e» i^^afe >^al ^^^^^^ i^^^ f^ttll a^a^^MlB^lft VOL, 47 - NO. M - THUtlOAY, JUI.V », iMft, « A*am lev* Mil IOWA- 24 PAOIS IN 3 SECTIONS Iowa City* ance THIS WAY TO ALOONA'S RIDICULOUS DAYS VIA Tiit Algona Kostath Gouty Advaneo Cable TV loses, 878-591 Beaten in every ward here Tuesday The election had been called by WiVit- T V, Inc. The pre- ceeding three elections were sponsored by Eugene Faulstich. Faulstich indicated this week that if the issue fail- , ed, he might try again at some future date. Heavy resiF^nce to Cable TV mushroomed into the open about three weeks ago, first from a group of local men who had pushed the possibility of Translator and later, by a group. of farmers who actively battled the proposal. KGLO-TV has indicated it will erect a translator tower to better their signal here but the community is still without adequate ABC and NBC coverage. Residents will just have to "wait and see" as to whether local backers of translator will find the stations to erect towers to bring in these two networks as they promised in pre-election statements. Algona voters overwhelmingly voted down Cable TV for the fourth time here, 878591 Tuesday/ Except for the > general election vote the second '.;• time around, the vote was by far the largest and in fact was several hundred higher than earlier esti- ,, ; mates. ....,„ „.,.., .<^v f . ; ., s .»,••„.->.. In the first election in June, 1964. a total of 1158 persons voted. In the general election that fall, 2334 persons voted and the last time around, just a year ago this June, only 943 persons voted. Discounting the general election vote, the total number of "No" votes this time was 159 higher than in the previous two elections and the "Yes" vote was 145 higher. THE ISSUE was voted down in all four wards, by a top- heavy 5-2 margin in the Third ward. The vote by wards was as follows: Yes No First _ 173 214 Second _. - 167 192 Third ..... -106 257 Fourth - _ 145 215 TOTALS 591 878 Visitor at Bods Home to Sweden Bancroft man catches leg in auger Richard Droessler, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Droessler of Bancroft is a patient at St. Ann hospital in Algona with injuries received when he became caught in an anger at the Bert Kollasch home on Saturday evening. ' Droessler was performing chore duties, when it is believed he caught his pant leg in the machine, resulting in two large gashes and possible cut tendons in his leg. He was taken to the hospital by Garry ambulance on Sunday, where he was in sufgery two hours. His leg was placed in a cast for from 6 to 8 weeks. He expects to be hospitalized two weeks. He is on third floor, room 308. y^f'" i f'<^) ( Pictured above is Sylvia Svediman, Stockholm, Sweden, who has been visiting the Mitch Taylor family in Alf ona for the past few days, ylvia is the sister of Sana Svedman who stayed with the Taylor family as an American Field Service exchange student during the 1965-1966 .._„ i in the United States June 25 and had already visited friends in San Francisco before coming to A Ritas Monday far Meyer baby Graveside rites were held at St. Joe cemetery Monday at 2:00 p.m. for Gena Lynn Meyer, 12 hour old infant daughter of the Russell Meyers, St. Joe, who died July 22 at Mercy Hospital, Fort the barn and its contents.lt was thought the fire sitarted by spontaneous combustion in hay recently put into th.? haymow. The building and its contents were partially covered by insurance. Father Leo Schumacher of- from England „. She has spent one year at the university there, but would be classified as a junior college student in an American University. Things here are much more different than in Sweden, says Sylvia. She feels that the American people are much more friendly than the people in Sweden. She also said that she enjoys the fresh fruits which are so readily available in this country, since Sweden grows only pears, apples, and plumbs and imports all other fruits. She is enjoying a fresh peach in the above photo. While here in Algona, Sylvia went to the drive-in theatre and had her first barbecue—they have neither in Sweden. She left Wednesday to attend Expo-67 in Montreal, Canada.—Exclusive Photo by Mike Stillman FENTON BARN BURNS Fenton — Fenton firemen were called to Ernest Fodder- son's farm five miles west of Fenton July 18 at 2:16 p.m. where a fire that destroyed Bode — Mrs. William Pi- Somma, Banbury, England, oaime to Bode Thursday to visit her father, Louis Bergum, and other relatives and friends. Mrs. DiSomma has been visiting her aunt, the . George Kunkels, Lake Sherwood, Calif., and other friends and last week attended the wedding of her son Dexter at Chapel in the Canyon at Chattsworth, Calif. Mr. Bet- gum will return to England with his daughter in about two weeks. Louis Bergu'm will have his 79th birthday July 30. Tilonka lo hold Indian Days Aug. 1 & 2 Titonka will hold their annual Indian Day celebration Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 1 and 2. Murphy's Midway Shows will be operating Tuesday night and Wednesday. The parade on Wednesday will begin at 10 a.m. with free acts both afternoon and evening. An advertisement appears in this issue of the Register. •/- Seven fined on beer charges at Bancroft '</ •<- ah V* | ADOPT IQN Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dorweiler, Algona, adopted a son, L«arry Joseph, July 14- He was born June 27th. The Dprwei- lers also have a daughter, Michelle, who will tie 8 Dec. 3. K i <* Takw DM MtiMt YWM •otition Erma Lea Deim of Algona will begin work Monday as residence director of the Des Moines YWCA, it was announced this week. She will keep her home here. Mrs. Peim spent the past year as director of campus YWCA at Iowa State University, Ames. She was employed several years in the news department of the Advance, RIDICULOUS PAYS Algona's famous Didiculous Pays will be held this Friday and Saturday, with sidewalk selling, crazy costumes, fun and reduced prices in every line. Roach 27,800 North Iowa HOMOS with One Ad! — IN THE — ill PEACH" Reach MORE THAN THREE TIMES THE NUMBER OF HOMES IN THE PEACH THAN ANY OTHER PRINT, EO MEDIUM. Th* "Peach" appeart in nine area newtpa- pen — one ad coven all nine paper*. MANY PROVEN SUCCESS STORIES ALREADY WITH PEACH ADVERTISING. Try your next ad in the Peach «, Exclusive in Advance «nd Bancroft Register in Koftuth County- Oall 29*2424 or bring ytw U It Ite ADVANCE! Highway Patrol investigates two accidents Car knacks aul showroom window A $200 window was broken at Schultz Bros. Garage as a result of an accident which occurred Tuesday evening at 11:40 p.m. Frances Ann Goeche, 18, of Algona, was backing from the gas pumps at the Schult? Bros, gas station when her auto struck the window in the showroom located just south of the pumps. One window was completely knocked out while another was chipped. There were no injuries and no damage to the Goeche vehicle. Bancroft — A crack-down on teen-age beer violations by three highway patrolmen was held here Saturday night and early Sunday morning. A total of seven persons, including two juveniles, were fined in Droessler's court for illegal possession of beer. •The patrolmen, including Tom Cogdall, staged the crack-down after a numbsr of complaints of beer drinking, drag racing and other offenses on Saturday nights be fore and after the regular night dance staged at Bancroft each week. "This thing wat getting out of hand," Cogdall told the Advance Monday, "One young person hat already been killed in a ear accident prior to the dance and there'll be more unltM it ii *tepped." Cases heard in Droessler's court involving beer violations included the following: Donald Henry Lappe, unlawful possession of beer, $50; Raymond M. Vaske, Bancroft, unlawful possession of beer, $50 and costs; Alphonse J. Vaske, Bancroft, unlawful possession of beer, $50 and cosits. Juvenile, illegal possession, of beer, $25 and Lakota 7-Year old girl dies suddenly Mon. Becky Kessel, 7-ycar old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kessel of Lakota passed away very suddenly at 12:08 a.m. Monday, July 24 at Mercy hospital in Mason City. The little girl complained of a headache when retiring to bed Sunday evening. Mrs. Kessel noticed her daughter's unusual actions and took her to the hospital at Buffalo Center. She was immediately rushed to the Mason City hospital, where she died minutes after arriving. An autopsy performed Monday morning determined the cause of death as a cerebral hemorrhage. She was born on May 29, 1960 at Blue Earth and is survived by her parents, Gene and Pearl Farrow Kessel, a brother David, maternal grandmother, .Mrs. John Farrow, paternal grandparents and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 26 at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian church in Lakota. Directory Service to double its quarters Charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated were filed against a Wesley man, Edward Carroll Johnson, 42, after his auto struck a car driven by Rose Estherling, 62, West Bend. The accident occurred Monday at 1:00 p.m. on a county blacktop two blocks east of the end of highway 408 in Lu- Verne. The Estherling auto was traveling east in LuVerne, and had come to a stop when the Johnson vehicle crossed the center line while turning and struck the Estherling car. Damage to the left front fender and radiator of Johnson's 1958 Ford was estimated at $350, while the Estherling auto had some $200 damage to the left front fender of her 1965 Ford. Another mishap occurred at 3:30 p.m. on a county blacktop IVz miles south and three miles east of Algona when a gasoline truck driven by Carroll Wilfred Willrett ran off the road and overturned. The vehicle was going north on the blacktop when the right front wheel went off the roadway. The vehicle then went into the ditch and overturned, demolishing the truck. The 1965 G. M. C. was valued at $4,000. Willrett escaped with only minor cuts. No charges were filed. Tom Cogdall of the Iowa Highway Patrol investigated both accidents. costs. Mary Beth Welp, Bancroft, illegal possession of beer, $50 and costs; Juvenile illegal possession of beer, $50 and costs; Patrick A. Kretosbach, Swea 'City, illegal possession of beer $50 and costs. Three youths from Blue Earth were sentenced to 15- day jail terms in Droessler's court Saturday night. They were Cruz Gonzales and Abraham Martinez, both of Blue Earth, for possession of beet as minors. A third youth, Antonio Gonzales wias sentenced to the 15-day term at 'Humboldt for failing to have a driver's license. CONViNTION POST The Rev. Robert E. Holz, hammer, whose wife is a daughter of the late Glenn Ran- eys, Algona, has been named first assistant secretary of the General Convocation of the Episcopal church to meet at Seattle, Wash., in Septem^- ber. The Directory Service Co,, an Algona firm, plans a plant expansion that will double the size of its quarters along highway 18 north of Algona, it was announced this week by General Manager Ron Taylor. The new building, to be of steel construction, will be located directly east of the present 8,000 square foot structure and will be of comparable siie. Work will begin this fill and it is hoped to have the building ready for occupancy by the first of the year. The firm, owned by Jerry Leaneagh, has been expanding its territory rapidly in re- cent years, with about a 25% increase in territory each year. The new building will help take care of the firm's needs. It publishes farm directories in 500 counties in 15 states with 35 salesmen on the road. Presently, about 55 persons are employed at the plant and Taylor said employment will increase as facilities in the new building are put into use in future months. Taylor announced that Bill Stock has joined the firm. He was formerly employed with Algona Grain & Feed for four or five years and recently has been teaching at Mankato State Teachers College in Minnesota. MMMIMIHIUIMIHHHmmilMMMUMIUIMM Local school budget to Jump by 8 mills At its annml meeting Mon- , day evening to consider tho school budget for 1967-68, tho Board of Education of the Algona Community School District adopted a tenative budget which it is estimated will result in an increase of about 8 mills over the current year. This figure is an estimate, only, since the exact amount of the new state "equalization aid" will not be known for several months. The estimated expenditures in the "operating" or General Fund for 1967-68, excluding the federal aid funds anticipated, will be approximately $1,173,975 which is an increase over the actual expenditures of 1966-67 in the General Fund of about $190,380. This increase is due mainly to two factors; the increase in teacher salary scales adopted last March; the increase in the number of teaching staff by approximately 6 full time equivalent teachers; the consequent increase in teaching facilities required for these teachers. THIS INCREASE in teaching staff is to care for increasing enrollment anticipated for 1967-68 including primary grade students enrolling from St. Cecelia's parochial school. The increased primary grade enrollment has been -met by providing four extra classrooms for primary grades in the store building on the west side of the court house square, formerly occupied by Reed Furniture and Watson Ilnteriors. Children living in the west part of Algona, and some rural children, will be assigned to this building which is presently being remodeled into four classrooms and a multipurpose room. The estimated millage for all school purposes, Genearl and School House Fund, for 1967-68, assuming about $125,000 in new "state equalization aid", is approximately 47 mills, compared to 38.97 mills total school levy in the current year. This includes a School House Fund levy which is increased approximately 4 mills to meet the new principal and interest requirement on the bond issue of last May; it also includes a one-half mill site levy to provide funds for possible' addition to present school sites for future expansion needs; it also includes the 2Vi mill levy for new buildings authorized 2 years ago by the district voters. THE BOARD re-appointed Fred Piekmann, Jr. Treasurer, to serve until JVily i, 1968. Within the next two weeks the Board plans to review •plans for the general lay-out of the prpppsed new school building.

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