Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 2, 1966 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 2, 1966
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State Hattie Wilson ends 38 years teaching "Our competitor never disputes this ftct — the Advance has the largest PAID circulation in Kossuth County" Alqono Ho^uth Entered da Mcond cidM motMr, Me. I, 1908, Ot Aligona, lowo, 5051) poltoffict under Act o» Conirtu March «. 1879 VOL. 66-NO. 35 MONDAY. MAY 2, 1966 -ALOONA. IOWA - 8 PAGES IN 1 SECTION MISS HATTIE WILSON Sih& is happy to have had a part of the planning, starting and executing centralized libra- By Erma Lta Delm- The retirement of Miss Hattie Wilson marks the end of 38 years in the Algona Community school system as the most versatile individual on the faculty. Miss Wilson taught normal training from 1928 to 1945 and during that period was also the junior high principal starting in 1932 until 1956. She has been coordinator between the elementary schools for ten years. She came to Algona in 1928 and was in the Bryant high school building as the normal training instructor. In 1931 she moved to the new Algona high school when it opened. TEACHERS for the 125 one- room schoolhousea in Kossuth county were trained in the normal; training courses. In addi tion to the academic require ments for regular graduation these girls were required to have a semester of psychology one semester of school manage ment, and a year of methods The latter course was one in which the would-be teacher lea rned HOW to teach. They did student teaching for a week in a rural school before graduation after having observ ed grade school teachers in the local schools. The average size of Miss Wilson's classes was 12. A normal training club was formed and met alter school; once a year former members were invited to attend a dinner in the home economics room. Often the members prepared and served their own meal but occasionally it was done by the home ec department. In the early thirties the country school teacher earned about $40 a month, paid room and board in a farm home (often that of the director) and sometimes walked over a mile to the schoolhouse early enough to build the fire and do the janitor work. She had children in all eight grades — all in one room. The normal program was dropped in 1945, By that time more than half of the country schools were closed as the children were able to attend the town schools. Road conditions made this possible. In her capacity as junior high principal, Miss Wilson taught English and reading besides the normal training classes. Teaching youngsters who had been primarily used to only one teacher for all classes and helping them make the transition to a different teacher for each subject was "very challenging," she stated while reminiscing, in 1932 there were about 150 students in 7th and 8th grades. The students and the teachers had to become accustomed to the sounds from the instrumental music room in the hall of this department which were alleyi ted when the Annex was built- IN 1956 Miss Wilson was named as full time supervisor of the Elementary Schools. There are 971 pupils in the Bryant, Third Ward, Bertha Godfrey, and Lucia Wallace schools. He office is in the Bryant building She is the coordinator of all supplies for the grade schools —summarizing all requisitions of books and other teaching supples besides giving the fourth and sixth grade' menM ability tests. All extra textbooks are stored in her office and testing and other data are fited here. •ies in the elementary schools. It is oiie of the biggest advances n elementary education here. ?or years each room -had a few looks which were loaned to-pu- jils of that room by the teacher. Vow each school building has its own library and students from any room may avail themselves of any of the material there. Each book is catalogues according to the Dewey Decimal Classification. Miss Wilson came to. Algona well prepared for the positions she has had in our schools. She had taught in rural and elemen tary grade schools. After re ceiving her B A degree at Iowa State Teachers College she began work-ia Normal Training Qualifications for the various la- tor teaching assignments were met by acquiring additional college credits, most of them at State University of Iowa, AFTER JUNE first she will retire to Marion, Iowa and make her home with one of her sisters who is employed and Miss Wilson is looking forward '« ' •" «« <" She plans to travel some and enjoys reading and church work. Organizations of which she is a member are PEO Sisterhood, Business and Professional Women, and the Delta Kap pa Gamma, an honorary teachers organization. Bar, medical groups date banquet The Kossuth County Bar Assn, wjll be hosts to the wives and members of the medical, dental, and bar associations at a banquet at the Algona Coun try club Wednesday evening Speaker will be Robert Throck- New extension 4-H associate for Kossuth Roger Hiemstra, Kossuth Ex ension Associate, has resigned ffective June 1, 1966. : Wayne Lynch, Extension Council chairman, said the council accepted he resignation with regret.. The council appreciated Hiemstra's need to fulfill his • personal plans. •••-•'• Hiemstra plans to return to graduate school at Ames in Sep- ember. He has accepted a tern porary appointment, as county extension Associate in Cerro ordo county for organizationa and program leadership of. the 4-H program. Dennis Cumberland will be the new Kossuth Extension As sistant beginning June 1. He will graduate with a B.S. in dairy science from Ames the last of May. He is 21, is mar ried and from Lament. He wa a seven year 4-H member in Fayette county. He will work primarily .with the 4-H program m Kossuth. LuVerne man bound over on assault charge William Hardcropf of LuVer- ne has been bound over to the grand jury of Humboldt County on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after a fight that took place at the home of Mrs. Luke Riley 5 miles northwest of Hardy on Saturday April 16. Denny Northrop of LuVerne signed a complaint against Hardcropf and a preliminary hearing was held 'in the court of Mayor James Mallory of Lu Verne. A surety bond of $500 was posted and Hardcropf was bound over to the grand jury. Hardcropf and Northrop had been wagering in a LuVerne ta vern with Northrop losing on Saturday afternoon, April 16. Later the two men went to the Riley home. At the Riley home an argument developed, then a fight that terminated with Northrop receiving knife wounds on his right cheek, hand and side. Northrop was treated by Dr. Largest Girl Scout class in history morton, former Des Moines attorney and former general counsel of the American Medical Assn. THE LARGEST NUMBER of Senior Girl Scouts in the history of Algona were graduated in ceremonies last Monday night at Van s Cafe.. Thirteen of the 14 girls had a ten-year record of Scouting achievements. From left to right in the front row are: Peg Schutter,, Cindy Long, Gale Bartholomew. Sharon Menneke, Eileen Riley, and Jan Wagner. In the back row — Linda Buscher, Linda Sands, Lynn Tay or, Sue Moulton,Cheri Boeckholt, Mary Bray, Diane Jensen, and Shari Nelson. Mothers of the girls were guests at dinner. The graduation ceremony was directed by Mrs. Howard Long, Senior Scout advisor. Each Senior Scout was presented a silver Scout charm from the local board by Mrs. Faris Miner, Algona Neighborhood chairman. Sharon Gardner explained the Golden Chain of Friendship. The Scout promises and laws were repeated before the Scout Candelabrum. The local Girl Scouts were hosts to the North Iowa Scout Council here last year. Mrs. Max Bartholomew and Mrs. W. A. Boeckholt are leaders. Titonka signs swim recently Ivan Schultz of Humboldt. The incident was investigated by Deputy Sheriff Mervin Johnson of Humboldt County. A contract was signed last Monday night for a 4,000 square foot swimming pool for Titonka by the Community Swimming Pool Committee. l 5 Agreement was readied with Ken Bishop of the Bishop Pool Co. of near Des Moines. The group met with Bishop to go over plans, specifications and costs involved in the project. After considerable discussion, reviewing of plans, facts and figures, the contract was signed. The Bishop Co. is to furnish all materials and equipment for the pool except for cement work. Cost of the material for the pool, with a kiddies pool adjoining, is $18,360. For an additional $1,000,-a heating unit can be installed and the committee wa: in favor of this also. The. estimated cost of cement work and bathhouse facilities and fencing would be about $5,000. Thus an overall cost o: $25,000 is anticipated. Thus far solicitation has rais ed about $15,000 of the money. Honor Jess Lashbrook Swea Cityans visit grandson struck by car The grandson of the Floyd Treats, Swea City, was injured recently when struck by a car near his home at Oelwein. The Treats returnec| home last Monday after visiting there. The accident occurred Friday, April 22, and 5-year old Scott Treat, son of the Map Treats was injured when he ran into the path of a car driverj by Darrell Egeland, Winthro^ shortly after a funeral procession had passed by. The youngster received head injuries and multiple bruises but is coming along well now. He was thrown about 30 feet from the impajct. The driver of the car was absolved of any blame. Action Council to meet Wednesday There will b|e a special meet ng of the Kossuth County committee Action Program Advisory Council to which are invited all public and private school administrators aijd one member of ;he district school board. The purpose of th<js meeting will be for the discussion and advisability of making! applications for projects undef the community action board. The meeting will be held at the Kossuth County court house, Algona, Wednesday, May 4, 8; p.m. It is a public meeting. • A!fM|fi§ QF'the city cpuncil presented Jess Lashbrook with a plaque in recognition and appreeiatiow pf hjs years of devoted service as Commissipner of the Algona Street Department. Pictured from left to right are Ken Peirce, Russ Buchanan, Sheridan Cook, Howard Miller, Stan Muekey, Mayor Finn, Joe filbert, Jess' Lashbrook, David Smith, and Jim Andreasen. Two seek divorces '' ' . \ : in court Jwre : Two" divorce petitions were filed in district court last weekend. Marilyn Bannister is asking a divorce from Dale Bannister. They were married June 28, 1953 at Mallard, and she asks custody of five children. Shirley J. Johnson is asking a divorce from Duayne M. Johnson. Their address is given as Bancroft. She filed for a divorce in March, 1984, which case was dismissed when no action was taken. She renews her action in this case and asks custody of four chil clren. They were married April 16, 1952 at Fairmont. Four Whiltemore women at meeting Whittemore — Mrs. Jim Besch and Mrs. Elliott Waldschmidt, delegate and alternate from the local C.D.A. court, were among those attending the 27th biennial convention of the Iowa C.D. of A. at Sioux City last weekend. Also attending were Marcella Fandel and Mrs. C. A. Derner. At the business meeting, Marcella Fandel was elected state monitor. Winner of the state poetry contest were announced with Mary Urich of St. Michael's school winning second in her division. BUY MOTEL Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mosher left Saturday for Early, Iowa. They purchased the Early Motel on Highway 71 and took charge of the operation Sunday, May 1 There are eight units besides the office and their living quarters. Groceries taken from car Friday A sackful! of groceries was reported stolen by Duane Me Gregor of Bancroft from his car in the city parking lot at Call and Moore streets Friday night. McGregor had just purchased $11.20 of groceries in Ron & Jack's and put them in his car He left the car to do other er rands and the groceries were stolen sometime between 8:15 and 8:45 p.m. City police were called to investigate. Objects to the many sites for area schools The State Board of Public Instruction refused Friday a five- jounty proposal to set up technical and vocational, schools in Palo Alto, Emmet, Clay, Dickin- ion and Kossuth counties. The plan, which had been submitted Thursday,,April 14 after a final meeting between the boards of the counties, would have set up technical schools at the .Eimmetsburg and Estherville junior colleges and vocational , schools at Spencer and Aigona. This Lakes Regionfarea, as it was called, has a school enrollment of '23,800 and $224 million assessed valuation. ' THE STATE BOARD and its Area School Advisory Committee objected to thedaea of having so many school locations. Kossuth county had received no official notice of the State board's action Saturday. County Superintendent A. M. Quintard s out;of his otfice after submitting to surgery at Rochester, vlinn. early last week. He is expected back late this week. However, the state's action came as no surprise to Kossuth County Board president We* Bartlett, Algona. "Tfie s action' came" as no surprise to me," -Bartlett said Saturday, "i think it was expected.'- : He emphasized" RICKLEFS HONORED Tom Ricklefs, Algona, was Reach finals in scholar test Bancroft girls on chorus tour one of 14 Iowa high school seniors awarded the Noyes Scholarship at the University of Iowa for the 1966-67 academic year. He will receive a $340 scholarship grant. LAKOTA CAR CHECK Lakota — Members of the Lakota High School National Honor Society will sponsor a car check from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of Ley Motor Company. the State Board approved the plan, it would have had to be approved again by the five county Doai'ds before it went into action. Bartlett said now the area has two alternatives — either to boil down the plan to eliminate several of the schools or else to stand pat and pursue the proposed plan further. ORIGINAL PLANS were to operate the technical schools in conjunction' with the two junior colleges at Emmetsburg and Estherville ana to set up the vocational schools at the two other sites (Spencer and Algona). Dickinson county woulu have no school. The plan was to set up the vocational schools in leased facilities for three years before any attempt was made to build new plants. ATTEND CONVENTION C. W. Conn, president of the Security State Bank, Algona, and Mrs. Conn are attending the 32nd annual convention of the Independent Bankers Association of America in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3, 4 and 5. AT CONFERENCE Earl Uerley, of the Universal Manufacturing Co., attended the 10th annual labor-management conference at Iowa City last week Tuesday. Katharine Sprenson, guidance counselor at the Algona high school, has been informed all three Algona high school national merit scholarship semifinalists have completed additional tests aipd are listed among the finalises. After completing the qualifying tests they took an additional aptitude test to reach the ijinals. They will receive a certificate of merit at the annual awards assembly. They are Cr< bara Medin and John Snyder. ,ig Buchanan, Bar- Bancroft — Mary Ann Meyer and Sylvia Kollasch of Bancroft, students at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, this week are on tour with the chorus and Briar Cliff Singers. The musicians are appearing in Omaha and Norfolk, Neb., and Manktito and St. Paul, Minn. Mary Ann is the daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. V. J. Meyer, and Sylvia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kollasch. Algona girl narcsd to college group An Algona girl was one of Sevan Duchesne college students who were received into the Children of Mary Sodality May 1. She is Vicki Bradley, daughter of the M. Joseph Bradleys. Membership is life-long and is the highest honor that can be given a student. An aspirantship of two years precedes a student's reception into the sodality. Fishin's Good! .. ";—jJ^WiW :X%?» THE PROOF OF the pudding is in the picture and this photo of Rainbow Trout attests to the fact the fish were biting when Gail Towne and Bless Rusk journeyed to Branson, Mo. in the Ozark country for several days of fishing last week. They report bass, blue gills and rainbow trout were biting well. The above trout, the longest of which measured 20 inches and weigh,ed 3Va Ibs., were just a few of those caught by the pair. TJ8I I H ••i K

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