The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 4, 1967 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 4, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid Upper Beg ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as tecond clus matter at the postofflce at AlRona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1933. under Act of Concreu of March 3. !«78 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1967 2 Sections - 24 Tabloid Pages VOL 101 NO. 26 Name 12 For Area Basement Survey '•'•v.*.v.v.*.v.v.'.*.v.v.v.v.v.v.v.v •••••"•••••••••••••••••••••••• ————-—__ Civil Defense Project Ib Begin Fire Chief For Algona Mrs. Droessler A very popular Algona fireman, who has been assistant chief since 1964 and on the department since 1944, Chester (Kink) Willey, was appointed fire chief by the city council during its meeting here Wednesday night. Willey's appointment, to fill the vacancy created when Ralph Elbert, fire chief, succumbed to a heart attack March 20, came after the council received a letter of recommendation from members of the department, requesting that Kink be named. Mr. Willey is a lifelong resident of Algona - and during his entire adult life has been employed in the dry cleaning business here. Since September, 1965, he has owned Modern Dry Cleaners here. He was named assistant chief at the same time Mr. Elbert was named chief, replacing Ira Kohl who resigned. He and his wife, Frieda, have four daughters and a son. The local department has three fire engines and an emergency truck and a complement of 25 men. Newest firemen in the crew are Don Glaser and Doug Jergenson, who were installed here Tuesday,, night, March 28. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) At Bancroft Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Droessler, 84, Bancroft, were held in St. John's Catholic church there at 10 a. m. Monday, with Msgr. Joseph Schultes officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Six grandsons served as pallbearers. She was the daughter of Frank and Katherine Weber Derner and was born at Breda April 28,1882, coming to Bancroft in 1902 and she married Edward Droessler Nov. 11, 1902 at West Bend. Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Mrs. Fred Tigges) and Leona (Mrs. Ernest Hutchinson), Bancroft; four sons, Frank, John and Joe, Bancroft, and Arthur, Lakota; 24 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Knecht, Whittemore; and a brother, Anton Derner. Three Mayors On Duty Here Highlight of 4-H Day here Saturday for at least two of the members from around the country participating was their appointment as honorary mayors of Algona. Judy Berger, Algona, county girls' president, and Tony Muehe, Wesley, county boys' president, were sworn in by Mayor Bill Finn and given a rundown on his duties and the chance to sit in on a case in his court. During the morning, Judy, standing beside the mayor, and Tony, behind the wheel of a fire engine in the above photo, visited the local fire station and operated the sirens on a couple of the trucks inside. The county presidents always .serve as honorary mayors during the annual 4-H Day, with all clubs represented in Algona stores and business places with displays. Other county officers are, girls, Marilyn Roethler, Algona, vice president; Karen Eden, Titonka, secretary-treasurer; and Linda Nitchals, Algona, historian; and boys. Dean Teeter Algona, vice president; Dick Lynch, Fenton, secretary-treasurer; and Mike Nitchals, Algona. historian. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) Twelve area residents have been hired by the U.S. Bureau of the Census as interviewers for the Home Fallout Protection Survey which the Bureau is conducting throughout the State of Iowa for the Civil Defense office. All homes in Kossuth county will be surveyed. Guy A. Lutz, director of the Census Bureau Regional office in St. Paul, Minn., announces that the following persons have been selected to call at homes in Kossuth county: Mrs. Rosemary Dudding, Bancroft; Mrs. Vienna Frideres, Algona; Mrs. Robert Gengler, Whittemore; Mrs. Ethel Hardt, Swea City; Mrs. La Verne Kollasch, Whittemore; Mrs. Marv Kahler, Burt; Mrs. Mary Lucey, Algona. Mrs. Marie Lowman, Algona; Mrs. Rozella Martin, Swea City; Mrs. Lois Norland, Titonka; Mrs. Arzella CXGreen, Swea City; and Mrs. Lois Wollner, Bancroft. All interviewers wear official red, wliite and blue badges identifying them as U. S. Census Bureau officials. Each has taken an oath to keep confidential all information he or she obtains. Householders, both renters and home owners, are asked a few easy-to-answer questions about the way their houses are built. And, in a way, they are working with one of the marvels of our electronic age. The newest, most modern computer at the Census Bureau takes the information a housenolder gives about his dwelling, analyzes it, and if the dwelling has a basement, calculates the degree of protection against fallout Uiat the basement affords. The computer's figures are mailed directly to the householder, so that only he and his family know the amount of protection their home basement offers. He receives, also, a booklet prepared by Civil Defense suggesting ways to improve the protection in basements. Householders without basements receive another type of Civil Defense booklet with extensive information about ways they might protect themselves against fallout. At the completion of the survey, totals will be provided for the state, each county and each municipality. Together with similar figures for previously designated' public fallout shelters, they will provide a complete picture of available shelter space, information needed by state and local officials to plan fallout protection for every resident. The survey will get underway within a week or two. Second Dust Storm Is Followed By Showers The first April shower of 1967, H L R which arrived during the week- March 30 79 60 end, settled some of the dust that March 31 72 37 .18" dirtied the area Thursday during April 1 61 28 a combination dust, hail, rain April 2 48 40 .65" and wind storm. April 3 28 The mercury dipped during the weekend after high readings during the dust storm. High for the period was 79 degrees March 30, while it was 28 degrees here early Monday, April 3. A total of .83" of rain fell during the weekend. There was a lot of damage in the area during Thursday's dirty storm - second in recent weeks as high winds picked up top soil and spread it around on everything. Roofs took a beating, with many shingles blown off or loosened, TV antennas fell and trees were beaten, depositing limbs on yards and streets everywhere. During the height of the storm Thursday, visibility was nearly zero due to dirt - and in many places it ended up in drifts. Housewives had a busy time of it the next couple of days trying to rid homes of alayer on furniture. There were also a few bins reportedly damaged in the area. It was supposed to remain chilly Monday - and rain was in the forecast for Tuesday (today). Here are the readings: Will Install Natural Gas, 4 Area Towns North Central Public Service Co., Algona, has announced plans for installation of a natural gas system in four area towns this summer. Included are Fenton, Lone Rock, Wesley andRingsteU. The expansion, as announced by Pat Montag, manager of the firm, will make natural gas available to an additional 2,000 persons Plans call for installing 150,000 feet of all-welded steel pipe to give the towns a completely modern gas system at a cost of almost $400,000 to the company. Contractors for the projects will be announced after final approval of the plan by the Federal Power Commission. Approval is expected within 30days. . Construction will begin soon

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