Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 5, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 5, 1966
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Four Algona men to seek TV franchise to improve State Historical CUty, iota • " four local businessmen have announced the formation of a new company to improve home television reception in Algona. The firm known as Community TV Tower Company plans to hold a municipal election for the granting of a franchise to install and operate a signal re- ceiving and distributing system. After presenting the election petitions to city officials and following the official notice publication of the franchise election, a vote will be conducted next month in Algona. The four men forming the company are Gordon L. Winkel, County Attorney; C. W. Oonn, Security State Banks George Allen, KLGA radio; and Eugene Faulstich, Electronic Special' ties. It was pointed out in the announcement, that While the franchise will be granted by the city, the company would also be operating Under new rules announced in March by the Federal Communications Commission. This i£ the same government agency that supervises radio, television and shortwave broadcasting and also interstate telephone companies. It is expected that the new company will be able to offer residents, on a subscription basis, improved reception of at least 5 or 6 channels, represefr ting all three major networks. Sufficient antenna height will enable the firm to present "Metropolitan Quality Reception" on a year-round basis. A spokesman for the company stated that they felt the inv proved TV reception Was a progressive step for the community, not only for those now liv< ing here, but it can also be an inducement to attract others to the town. He added that the service would be on a voluntary basis and that those wishing to receive signals with their present antennas could continue to do so without any change 'in their reception. As yet, petitions have not been circulated but will be soon. ADVANCE ALMANAC et Week'i MWI ST. ANN BIRTHS May 3 — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rahe, Bancroft, girl, 8 Ib. 1 oz. ALQONA MARKETS New Corn $1.13 Beam ^____ $2.84 Oats 68C (Markets furnished weekly by Hobarton Branch of Whittemorfe Elevator.) NEW COURT CASES "SHOP THE ADVANCE GROCERY ADS EVERY WEEK — AND SAVE' Alqona H<muth County Entered PS second closs matter, D«e. I, (90S, ot Algona, lowo, unclei Act of Conore«s March 8 1879 VOL. 64— NO. 36 THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA— 16 PAGES IN 2 SECTIONS Over $20 loss in farm fire Marilyn Bannister vs. Dale Bannister. Divorce. Shirley Jean Johnson vs. Dwayne M. Johnson. .Divorce. Pullman Inc. Trail- Mobile Division vs. Bahne K Bahnson dba Bahnson Transport. Contract. $1078.73. MAYOR'S COURT Lucille A. Daniels, Algona, improper left turn, $5; James Marvin Muller, Algona. speeding, $10; Brocke Laws, Algona, failure to yield right-of-way, $10; David Richard Walker, Algona, improper backing. $5. ALGONA WEATHER Rain .17 .17 High Low April 28 50 29 April 29 51 34 April 30 47 29 May 1 52 24 May 2 64 34 May 3 60 29 May 4 — 36 BUILDING PERMITS Richard Palmer, garage; Gilbert Benschoter, new home $18,000; Jacob Godden, remodel bathroom; Florence Sorehson and Bernard Thiiges, sidewalk; Elmer Gates, remodel garage; Mrs. Dave Gouge, inside stairway; Andy Johnson, additionto dwelling $1,500; Walt Lichter, driveway. WEDDING PERMITS Richard H. Schaffer, Algona, Jeri De Witt, Livermore. James Alvey, Bancroft, Madonna Elbert, Algona. Eugene Flaig, Algona, Mary L. Renger, Bancroft. William T. O'Donnell, Lone Rock, Judy Vaske, Bancroft. Albert J. Fish Jr., Corwith, Dianne Kuhlmann, Algona. Allen W. Schmitt, Trudy Cook, both Algona. ST. ANN HOSPITAL April 28 — Darlene Farrell, Algona. surgery; Mary Beth Dudding, Bancroft, medical; Joseph Sifert, Algona, surgery; Roger Thiiges, Whittemore, surgery. April 29 — Michael Tigges, Burt, surgery. April 30 — Conrad Heerdt, Burt, medical. May 2 — Richard Crail, Algona, medical. May 3 — Florence Mulligan, Bancroft, medical; Ruth Cassel, Algona, medical. NEW VEHICLES Electronic Specialties Inc., Algona, Trv. Trl.; Russell L. Shaw, Algona, Honda; Tom A. Ristau, Algona, Honda; David M. Dimond, Algona, Honda; Clair D. Bollinger, Lone Rock, Dodge Trk.; Utt Elec. Serv., Algona, Ford; David F. Murra, Swea City, Chev. p/u; Oswald L. Under* bakke, Elmore, Ford p/u; Scan E. Johnson, Wesley, GMC p/u; Luverne J. Risius, Buffalo Center, Ford p/u; Leroy &/or AJma A. Stoffel, dba Viking Oil Co., Algona, Chev.; Dorothy L. Abbott, Algona, Lincoln,; Glen F. Burtis, Algona, Rambler; Helen L. Conn, Algona, Plym.; Clarence R. Harms, Titonka, Chev.; George or Lesie McMullen, Burt, Merc.; Gerald A. Berte, Lu- Verne, Chev.; Hugh J. or Nellie G. Crandall, Swet City, Chev.; Wendell or Alma Warwick, Ai- gona, Ohev.; James W. Logan, Algona, Chev.; Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, Chey.; Frank Rotterman, Elmore, Chev.; Carol JU Kenyon, Algona, Dodge; Slightly injured when truck is wrecked Tuesday A Clarion man miraculously escaped serious injury about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when his 1966 model pickup truck went out of control and slammed into the Robert Eischen farm drive IVfe miles south of Sexton. The machine was demolished but the driver, 27-year old William D. Humphrey, a parts manager, escaped with a bruised Up and left arm. Deputy sheriff Don 'Wood investigated the ac cident. Humphrey was traveling south on the blacktop when he dropped a lighted cigarette and in attempting to pick it up, lost control of the truck. It went off the shoulder, hit the Eischen. driveway and rolled over. • Two 50-gallon drums and two motors flew out of the back end, one smashing completely a CjhUdren's wagon lying in.... .the ditch hear the lane. No charges were filed. Suspend license of elevator at West Bend A hearing is scheduled at DCS Moines on May 19 after the Iowa State Commerce Commission Saturday suspended the warehouse license of the West Bend Elevator Co, for alleged shortages in corn storages. The hearing will be to determine whether the company's license should be revoked. The commission alleges that its inspectors found a measured shortage of 2,378 bushels of corn April 5 and a measured shortage of 12,932 bushels on April 21-22. The Iowa code provides that a bonded warehouse shall, at all times, have sufficient commodities on hand to cover all outstanding and cancelled ware house receipts. DAMAGE OF over $20,000 was done to farm buildings and machinery on the Lament Wellendorf farm southwest of Algona Monday noon in a fire which destroyed a double corn crib and two other buildings. Wellendorf is shown hosing down nearby buildings hours after the blaze, which left almost f^ 3,000 bushels of ear corn smouldering for several days. Remains of the corn and crib are at right while the barn and another outbuilding are at left. Both sustained only minor damage in the blaze. ! " Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. .,. • , •.. .. -•.•. *i7iH-i- fit* -- •*.••• . - - • • • Expect school bond issue to be $1,426,300; vote in fall Total cost of program at two lyn H. Honsbnich, AJgona, Chy.; Sfihultz Bros., Algona, Pont.; Eugene. R. Schade, Sp4e, Chev.; Robert or Carolyn Ta gue, Titonr ka, Olds; Arthur or Cirolyn Tague, Titonka, Olds; Arthur W. or Dorothy L. Leek, AJgona, Plym.; Eugene H. Hutchins, A> gona, Chev.; Jack I* Guy, Lu- Verne, Ford; Roger Lee Co»way, Swea City, Pout; Merlin J. Madsen, Burt, Dodge. Brother killed in tractor accident Ray Waldron, 57-year old brother of John Waldron of Algona, was killed Monday night when he was crushed benearth his tractor on his farm near Ayrshire. It is believed the machine became stuck in the mud and he was trying to push it free when jt tipped on him. Funeral services will be held later this week. The John Waldrons went to Ayrshire when they learned of the accident. Survivors include his wife, three children, two brothers and four sisters. Two Lone Rock youths injured Rodney Jensen had a bad eye injury last week while helping his father build fence. They were stretching wire when something slipped causing the wire to snap and hit, scratching his left eyeball. Robert FJiig/son of Mary Flaig, Algons, was injured last week while coming home from work & Boons. He was hospit. alized and had 42 stitches in his face and head. A new 4-year senior high school for the Algona Community School District moved a step closer to reality Tuesday as the Board of Education, architect and advisor and members of the press and radio met Tuesday night in a special session to outline the proposed building plans, Preliminary estimates indicate a bond issue of about $1,426,300 will be needed to finance the building of a high school, addition to Bertha Godfrey grade school and repairs to the present high school for use as a three-grade junior high school (grades 6-7-8), The Board and architects wen over the tentative plans, step bj step. No final plans have been made as yet, and in fact, more detailed study will continue in the coming weeks. A Citizen' Committee will be named shorl ly to further study the proposals. HOWEVER, it is hoped that a bond issue can be held sometime late in October or the first week of November this year with construction to begin in the spring of 1967 if the issue passes. It is felt that the new senior high school building would be ready for occupancy in September, 1969. rict is $1,509,000 although Supt. 0. B. Laing thought this figure vas low in that by July 1, 1966 vhen the new areas are incorporated into the district as approved recently, the assessed aluation of land in the district vbuld allow a slightly higher bonding capacity. The difference in the bonding capacity and the estimated total cost of the project would be made up by $263,000 in a fund which was voted several years ago on a 2Va -mill levy for a pro jected new high school. This 2V2-mill levy is already included in the Algona tax levy and is being paid now. Monies are invested with the interest mount ing steadily. THE BOARD authorized the architectural firm, representec at the meeting by Cliff Prall and educational consultant Earl Cope (a former Iowa Falls school su perintendent) to proceed witl schematic designs to be present ed at the June meeting. The new school, to be located on grounds in the area of the football field and baseball park long ago purchased for such a use, would have an estimated floor space of 98,230 square feet. It would be designed to house 600 students although a capacity of up to 750 could be handled. Presently, there are 460 students in the Algona senior high but eventually it is felt that at least two more areas will become a part of the Algona district. (These areas were not pinpointed at the meeting but it is assumed the Burt and LuVerne areas are the schools referred to. This will depend entirely, it Total cost of the entire program and this is an estimate of course, is about $1,935,000. This would include about $95,000 for an addition to Bertha Godfrey and $1,840,000 for the new high school plus some work in the present building for junior high use. It was indicated that the present bonding capacity of the rtis- is thought, on just how fast the state moves in requiring minimum high school and district sizes in the future.) A breakdown on the sizes of different departments in the 98,000 square foot building were as follows as outlined by Supt. Laing: (1) English-Speech-Journalism — 4500 sq. ft. with five classrooms, an office and journalism workroom. (2) Art — one classroom of about 1500 square feet. (3) Mathematics — three class- •ooms and a lab with 2600 sq. t. (4) Social Science — one large room, which could be divided into four smaller units. 2400 sq. ft. (5) Foreign Language — two classrooms, one equipped with language lab. 1700 sq. ft. (6) Science — four labs. 5200 sq. ft. (7) Business • Education — an area of 3,000 sq. ft. (8) Home Economics — all purpose lab and office. 1600 sq. ft. (9) Industrial Arts — Area for woodworking, drafting, me tals and machine shop auto me chanics and electrical shop 5600 sq. ft. (10) Vocational Agriculture — one shop, one classroom, office and storage. 4500 sq. ft. (11) Music — Band rehearsa room, vocal music rehearsal ro om plus storage and small re hearsal rooms. 4800 sq. ft. (12) Library — Reading room work area, office, conferenc room, professional library an audio-visual area. 3800 sq. ft. (13) Gymnasium — to be divided by sliding doors into two separate courts. Seating capacity of between 2,000 and 2,500. Also wrestling practice room (34x62), coaches offices, etc. 10,000 sq. ft. (14) Auditorium — with seating for 400 to 500 persons. (Alternate Little Theatre to seat 150-200). 5,000 sq. ft. (15) Lunch room — also student lounge with the lunchroom to seat about 250. 4500 sq. ft. (16) Study Hall, Administrative offices, Guidance office, Health office, etc. have not definitely been set. (In comparison, the bond issue at Humboldt several years ago for its recently completed ipacc than Algona plans. Also, osts of building have risen sin:e that time and are continuing o rise. (Should voters approve an ap- iroximate bond issue of $1,400,000 over a 20-year period, it vould mean about a 4-mill increase in tax levies for the Algona district). Dam closed, lake begins to Three buildings and machinery lost in blaze Damage was estimated at $20,000 to three farm buildings, machinery and corn on the Lamorit vVellendorf farm Monday noon when a trash fire blew into the buildings and fire leveled them. Owner Lamont Wellendorf, who purchased the farm from his uncle, Merle, a short time ago, said the loss was mostly covered by insurance. The Algona fire department was called to the scene but the blaze was out of control by the time they arrived and their efforts were turned to saving the house, barn and other outbuildings. THE FIRE started when Lament's mother, Mrs. -Lloyd Wellendorf, was burning some leaves and trash in a barrel in the yard. Mr. Wellendorf had put up a -"tire swing" lor the children recently and she was cleaning in the area. Sparks and burning leaves blew out of the barrel and against the machine shed, setting it on fire. Lamont was plowing and a grove between the house and land kept him from noticing the blaze until it had gained considerable headway. His mother attempted to put out the fire but was unable to do so. In the process, her arm from wrist to shoulder was scorched but she did not require a doctor's treatment. sealed. The machine shed was destroyed also along with a near new Model 80 International combine, manure spreader, mowers and tools. Also lost was a small storage building with small tools, storm windows, a heat houser, oil; grease and some lumber. • The large barn on the farm was just starting to burn when Algona firemen arrived but they put the blaze out quickly. They also kept another small building from burning as well as the house, which caught fire several times when burning shingles from the machine shed blew onto a porch. The roof of the home has rubber shingles. ' One fire truck used up all of its water and the: second truck, the city truck, was called and it dumped 500 gallons of water at the scene. A 300-gallon gas barrel, which was nearby the fire and which was filled just a couple of days before, also failed to ignite. Burt youngster has rabies shots for squirrel bile Burt — Charles (Chuckle). Gifford, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gifford, Burt, began a series of 14 anti-rabies shots Saturday. He was playing with other children at the home of Mrs. Betty Miller about 6:30 p.m., Saturday when he was bitten by a squirrel after picking it up. The squirrel disappeared and has not been found. Chuckie was taken to a Burt doctor for emergency treatment. school was $1,204,000. This was for a 3-YEAR, high school and involved about one-fourth less The dam on the new county conservation board's man-made lake three miles north of Algona was completed yesterday and the drain gate was closed. It will take some months now for the lake to fill as the spring rains and snow run-off have gone. The lake will have some o3 acres of water with the maximum depth from 14 to 16 feet. It will be stocked with fish. A drain gate is provided so the lake can be drained if rough fish invade the waters. There is a swamp area on the northeast corner of the area which will be excellent for young fish to find protection and food. The area is not yet open but will be seeded and improved by the time it is filled with water. Courthouse here already open The State Supreme Court ruled Iowa county courthouses will have to stay open 5Va days each week (which would include Saturday mornings) but the decision will not affect Kossuth County since all county offices have been open since last July when the pay raise went into affect. Prior to that time, many of the county offices were closed on Saturday mornings with the exception of Auditor Marc Moore, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and County Engineer H. M. Smith's office. Mrs. Wellendorf was in Mason City where she is attending a beauty school. The farm is located a mile and a half south and just west of the County Home, or about 3 miles south and 2Va west of Algona. THE DOUBLE corn crib, about 40' x 50', had just been remodeled with a new foundation and rebuilding last fall at a cost of about $1400. It was completely leveled along with between 2700 and 3000 bushels of ear corn. Some of the corn was Kohl- burns St. Joe man has ammonia burns St. Joe — Raymond haas received ammonia on the left side of his face and has been under a doctor's care a week. His eye is causing him much discomfort. Raymond had been spreading the ammonia and had completed the job and received the burns when he uncoupled the connections. Derailment A CAR ON THE southbound Chicago & Northwestern freight train was derailed near Ledyard Sunday morning about 5 a.m. The car, loaded with fertilizer, is shown above tipped over on its side with two of the wheels still on the track. The car started rolling south and struck the train at the switch, derailing a carload of middlings consigned to the Welp's Mill at Bancroft. The middlings were unloaded into trucks by cutting holes in the top and were then trucked to Welp's. Very little damage was done to the equipment A crane was used to lift the car back onto the rails and regular service was. resumed Tuesday, M* \vJ " ' t *rf ' I j v

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