Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 14, 1967 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, August 14, 1967
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To Gaming board •. Alqona honuth County Stato Historical Society -*-•" """ Iowa I, tM4 « AtoM, MM f«tt *•*•!*• w*r Act * CWWMI March I, f«* VOL, tf - NO, «3 - MONDAY, AUO, H W AL00HA, IOWA - 14 PAGES IN 2 S6CTIOKS HAROLD J. (Bud) Keesee, co-owner of the Algona Hotel, has been named to a $14,000-a-year research position with the Nevada Gaming Commission. He was one of two selected for the position from a field of 40 applicants. Keesee will take office prior to Aug. 31 and will rettirn. to Carson City, Nev. He was a former resident of Nevada, employed in the Carson City Certified Public Accounting firm of Joseph Lauck in 1966. Prior to that, he served five years on the staff of the California Auditor General in Sacramento. His new post was created by the 1967 Nevada Legislature to provide the state with a continuing economic study of the gaming industry. The initial emphasis will be on evaluating tax bases, the development of uniform tax re- poritng forms and the creating of more meaningful internal casino audit controls, School board okays budget; sets election At the public hearing on tion, the proportional representation of members has been tttree from the town of Algona and two from the area outside of Algona; The secretary, Vaughn Rising, and the head custodian, Robert Devine were authorized to investigate the possible purchase of a maintenance dual-use tractor. The superintendent and secretary were authorized to Trucks collide Thursday north of Bancroft There were no injuries or charges in an accident which occured at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, two miles north of Bancroft. A truck driven by Cyril Joseph Wagner, 48, Whittemore collided with a pick-up driven by Paul Eugene Trusty, 47, Fort Dodge. The mishap occured at the intersection of U. S. highway 169 and a county blacktop. Wagner told authorities that he was going north on 169 and was signaling for a left turn. Trusty was also going north on the highway and •signaling for a right turn, and tried to pass the Wagnev truck as it was making its left turn. Trusty struck Che Wagner vehicle in the left reafr, causing some $150 damage to the right front bumper, hood, and fender of his 1960 GMC pickup and about $50 damage to the Wagner 1966 Ford truck. iDon Wood of the Kossutii County Sheriff's Department investigated the accident. Fenton cable TV tower m ,., j j - • UA x *u -1.- i Wednesday night at the high complete the employment of school, the board of education of the Algona school district reviewed the proposed 1967-68 school budget which •is estimated to . call for a school millage levy of approximately 47 mills for 1967-68 compared to about 39 mills in the current 1966-67. Questions asked at the hearing centered mainly on such items as: How the proposed expenditures compared with previous years; details of salary schedules for teachers compared to other schools; relation of budget to increased' enrollment anticipated; per- .pupil-costs and -pupil-teaicher ratios compared to other schools. The Board directed the Secretary to certify the budget, as originally published, to ithe county auditor for 1968 taxes. The Board directed the Secretary to complete plans for holding the annual school elections on Monday, September 11. The following petitions .have been filed for vacancies . to be filled: For Treasurer two year term - Fred Diek- .mann,, Jr. (incumbent); for board members, three year term, Mrs. Ruth Bay and Robert Black, present incumbents, whose terms expire in September. Present membership of the five-member board is: Russ Medin, president, from Whit- itemore; Robert Black, from Jrvingiton TowniSttup; Mrs, Ruth Bay, Jack Limbaugh, and John Claude, all residents of More corn on price-support loans this year 'Com from the 1966 crop placed. under price-support loan by farmers in Kossutfi county totaled 5,102,323 bushels through June 30, the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committee, reports. This compares with the 3,753,000 bushels from the 1965 crop put under loan as of the same date a year ago. Producers of corn had until June 30 to make applications for price-support loans for which the maturity date . . _ was July 31, 1967. In addition, in Algona employed in the farmers who have 1966 corn members for remaining vacancies for custodian, bus driver, secretary, and report to the next meeting. Lease of playground area at the rear of the Elementary Annex on North Hall Street, was considered and negotiations were directed with owners, Dr. J. N. Kenefick and Richard Norton. The superintendent reviewed progress to date on plant- for a new 'high school building. Sitaff members and the architect are to confer again on .August 21, The superintendent reported the teaching- staff to be complete except for having •one teacher in special education for the high school age group which attends classes at the high school. There are to be 98 teachers Kg-12 grade in addition to those operating to bank«n Prisoner at school two wraks _ ... Anamosa files court motion William J. Nugent, vice president of the Security State Bank left Sunday for two weeks at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, August 13-26. This will be his third year at the School, which requires two weeks attendance each year for three years to earn the certificate of graduation. Between resident sessions, students arc required to do extension work involving problems in all phases of banking. City budget approved by council ncrc mosa by j uclgc Hand . On July 6 Brickley sent his The Algona city council met motion for a bill of particu- in regular session Wednesday lars, including a sentence "in evening, approving and adopt An interesting motion was filed in district court by Jerry Brickley asking for a bill of particulars of his coniyic- tion on a charge of writing a bad check. The check was written Dec. 15, 1966 to the Ogren service station at Lakota, and returned. The check was for $47.14. Brickley was located in Los Angeles and Sheriff Lindhorst was ordered to go to California and bring him back—the expense amounting to $520.70. On April 7 Brickley pleaded guilty, to the charge and was sentenced to seven years at the reformatory at Ania- ing the 1968 city budget of $1,917,832. No objections wen 1 heard against the budget. A resolution amending tho a pauper view of recent Supreme Court decisions." The nature of thn decisions was not stated. He also filed an affidavit he is current budget was adopted. It increased expenditures in the airport fund by $6,000. Another resolution was aclopl- Friday W. B. MacDomald, as attorney, filed a resistance to the motion by Brickley staling the Brickley motion could ed which approved the trans- not be considered an appeal, fer of $5,000 to the general . a s the time for appeal had fund and $2,000 to the public lapsed, nor could it be con- safety fund from the emer- sidered gency fund. • motion. Ordinance No. 461, whicn calls for the vacating of ban- try street from Elm to Linden, was also, adopted, and the quarterly report from the Algona Municipal Utilities wai read and placed on file in the clerk's office. A cigarette permit was approved for Behr Standard station, and council authorized police chief Al Boekelman to •attend a meeting at Cedar Rapids. a habeas corpus Deadline set for filing for ASC committee \ y E.S.E.A. projects who will probably number five teachers. Details on these projects are to be worked out within the next two weeks. Damage case filed on car crash William Schuver, Britt, filed suit in district court last weekend against Marvin T. and Mike Reding for damages of $379.80. According to the petition the Schuver car and one driven by Mike Reding, son of 'Marvin T., collided March 16, 1966 on a gravel road a mile north and a mile and a half west of LuVernc. Algona. For many years, sinca «* a «w west « uivernc *hf «,r«t district reoreaniza. The head-on crash occured at the first district reorganiza- 4:15 the petition states. or soybeans on their farms which are not under Commodity Credit Corporation Loan may obtain a loan for reseal purposes and also storage payments beginning August 1, toy applying at ASCS county offices by September 30 and requesting to reseal the commodity for the 196768 storage year. Corn loans are available to farmers who participate in the 1966 Feed Grain Program and soybean loans are available to all farmers. The committee 'reports plans 'had been repaid on 1,377.626 bushels of the 1966-crop com put under loan, leaving 3,724,695 bushels still under loan 30. THIS IS THi newly constructed 180 ft. television tower which will pick up television signals for the transmission of cable television to the residents of Fenton. It is located just south of Fenton, and can be seen for several miles. The community's subscribers will soon indicate their channel preferences, and Gene Faulstich of Electronic Specialties, Algona, will rig the tower according to the popularity and signal strength of the stations. In the lower right portion of the above photo is a one-man lift which saves technicians the task of climbing the tower to make adjustments. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Christensen's Lakola » in aelive . ... Vietnam drive is sold to History group in new quarters PICTURED ABOVE 1$ Mrs. Wayne Keith as she helps arrange items for display at the Kossuth County Historical Society building. Progress is good on the first floor, but members are still working to eliminate the disarray which still exists on the second floor. The organization has been moving their displays to their new location at the old Legion building on Dodge street. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Humboldt pair Roy Christensen, owner of 'the Christensen's ready to wear store in Algona announced last week the sale of his store to Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Andersen of, Humboldt. The store will now be operated under the name of Ora's, which is also the name of tin- ladle's apparel store which •the Andersons own in Humboldt. •Roy and Zita Christensen had been in the ready to wear business here for some 47 years, and they plan to remain in Algona. The Andersens, who took possession Wednesday, will carry the same lines of merchandise that the former Christensen store had car- lied. Eslherville nan is Mi ii jail belt An Estherville man, Larry Hickey, was charged with breaking and entering in Mayor William Finn's mayor's court last week. Hickey waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court. Sheriff Ralph Lindtiorst apprehended the Estherville man and charged him with breaking .and entering the Irvington Coop Elevator July 23. He is alleged to have taken various items of merchandise once he was inside the building. Hickey remains at the local jail where he has been since August 1. U. S. ARMY, VIETNAM (AHTNC) — Army First Glass from coastal areas to numerous refugee centers in secured areas as well as inflicting heavy damage on the Viet Cong. During the search and clear operation, he has been engag- Beck, son of the Ken- ed in dragging the VC from neth Becks, Lakota, is partici- their vast network of tunnels paiting in "Operation Persh- and bunkers. They had been ing in Vietnam, with other members of the 1st Air Cavalry Division. He and other members of the division have evacuated more than 19,000 refugees driven underground by con stant U. S. artillery and air strikes. Pvt Beck is a rifleman in Company A, 2nd Battalion of the division's 5th Cavalry. Mrs. Lloyd Hood dies at Ft. Dodge Mrs. Lloyd Hood, 78, Fort Dodge, died at Mercy hospital there Wednesday afternoon. She suffered a stroke June 14 and had been hospitalized since. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in Corpus Christi cemetery at Fort Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Hood lived in Algona after retiring from farming near St. Benedict in 1943, and later moved to Fort Dodge. Mr. Hood died in June, 1966. Surviving are three sons, Eugene, Algona; Jerry, Estherville; Faber, Carroll; and two daughters, Mrs. Vincent Brennan, Emmetsburg; and Mrs. Albert Lichter, West Des Moines. Mrs. Brennan and Mr. and Mrs. Lichter are former Algonans. Mr. and Mrs. Hood celebrated their 50th wedding in 1962 at Fort Dodge. R. I. Anderson, chairman of the ASC County Committee, reminded farmers in Kossuth that they could nominate eligible farmers for election to township ASC committees. A petition signed by six eligible volets in the community and filed in the county oflficu by Friday, August 25, will nominate candidates for committee service. Any local resident wiho Ls eligible to take part in Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service farm programs are eligible to vote in a community committee election and is ' also eligible to hold office as a committee* man. In addition, incumbent township committeemen may make nominations for these posts. The elections will be held September 19 at polling places which will be announced later. Each community election 1 will choose three community corrimitteemen and (two alternates. The regular m&mibers elected will s&rva as delegates to the county coiwen.tion, where farmers will be elected to fill va'can- 1 oies on ,the ASC county committee. Wreckers at work on house THIS WA$ THE scene Friday as workmen systematically destroyed the old two story home of Dr. William Clegg. A sizeable crowd gathered at the corner on State street throughout the day to watch the crane tear apart the wooden frame structure. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman.

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