The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 4, 1967 · Page 24
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Delegation At Council Meeting On Cable T-V A standing room only crowd of 35-40 persons (apparently all favoring the proposal — or if there were any present who were against, they didn't speak up) heard the city council discuss cable TV for the umpteenth time here Wednesday night. Gene Faulstich, operator of Electronic Specialties here and a proponent of cable reception for several years, read a petition requesting the right to establish the set-up without a vote — and the idea was tabled following a discussion of the subject and a few words from several persons present. There were no sour notes injected during the meeting - and all seven persons who offered their ideas on the plan favored it. The fact that none were opposed openly didn't necessarily mean there were none at the meeting. They perhaps chose not to say anything when it became apparent at once the council was not going to okay a franchise without a vote. It is possible there were some in the crowded room who favor the proposed translator set-up over cable. Undoubtedly more facts on each plan will come to light before Algona has improved reception—of any kind. Faulstich related advantages of cable TV to the city's treasury, listing pole rental ($3,500), taxes ($1,700) and an estimated $1,800 as Algona's share of $60,000 worth of business each year— and said the translator type of system is more expensive, not less expensive, than cable. He also claimed a $150 expenditure for a TV antenna is necessary to get good reception now — and that this cost is keeping some persons from moving to the city. Improved TV reception was also listed as a partial cure of financial ills at St Ann hospital and that cable TV presents freedom of choice to residents. Cost per month for a user on cable would run $1 to $1.25 per week, according to his figures - after a $15-30 hookup charge. His petition carried the signatures of Bill Conn, president of the Industrial Development Corp.; O. B. Laing, supt. of the Algona Community School District; Fr. Cecil Friedmann, supt. at Garrigan High; Bob Devine, business manager at St. Ann hospital; Frank King, retiring president of the JayCees; Ollie Nasby, manager of Good Samaritan homes here; and all local motel and hotel operators. Cable proposals have been defeated three times hereby voters in recent years. Leo Cassel, representing the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce, read a recommendation which urged the council to continue the investigation of ways to better TV reception here. Ken Peirce, who served as mayor pro tern in the absence of Mayor Bill Finn, said, "The cable defeat in the past has made the council allergic to granting a franchise without an election." Among those present favoring cable TV and making comments were Dick Godfredson, Jack Cbrischilles, Deb Hall, Max Bartholomew, Don Clapsaddle, Chuck Hinken and Jack Clapsaddle. Godfredson asked City Attorney Buss Buchanan if an opinion bad been asked from the attorney general of the state. Buchanan said, "An attorney general's ruling doesn't carry toe much weight in court — and no test cases over cable TV franchises are known to have been tried." Buchanan did give information obtained from city attorneys at Koekuk, Bloomfield, Fairfield, Emmetsburg and Atlantic, where franchises were allowed without an election. All agreed that under such a non-exclusive franchise the grantee is on his own. He also said, "The council has not asked for an opinion from me," on the feasability of cable TV without a vote. A suggested test case "would go into district court, then probably the supreme court, and would take from six months to a year," according to Cassel. The decision of the council to table the idea undoubtedly came as a result of earlier losses at the polls by the cable proposal. Remarks like, "You're not required to buy cable TV." If translator is installed, everyone who pays taxes win pay for it" — Sheridan Cook, councilman; "We're going to have better TV some way" - Peirce; and "Under law, bonds cannot be issued to construct a translator system — all tax would have to be levied in one year" — Buchanan; also came during the discussion. Godfredson, earlier an advocate of translator TV, stated he would be glad to start a friendly suit over the matter against the city and franchise owner. According to Buchanan's information from other city attorneys, a trial damage suit would probably find the city and the franchise owner as defendants. Undoubtedly, the translator side of the question will get a good going over, too, Most members of the council were slated to travel to Fairmont Saturday afternoon where cable and translator are both in use. They hope to get a few answers to the question of better TV for Algona during the visit. A portion of McCoy street north of the Milwaukee tracks and in the vicinity of Bituminous Materials and Supply Co. was ordered vacated and a beer permit was granted to the Moose Lodge in other actions during the short meeting. Legal Notices IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY Probate No. 9104 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF William A. Hannover, Deceased. TO ALL PERSONSINTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF William A. Hannover, Deceased: You are hereby notified that on the 20th day o.f March 1967, the last will and testament of William A. Hannover, deceased, bearing date of the 29th day of August, 1955, and condicil attached thereto dated January 20,1960, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Elna E. Hannover was appointed executor of said estate. Notice is further given that any action to set aside said will must be brought in the district court of said county within one year from the date of the second publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against said estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated for allowance; and unless so filed within six months from the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 20th day of March, 1967. Elna E. Hannover Executor of said Estate Whittemore, Iowa McMahon & Cassel Attorneys) for said Executor Algona, Iowa Date of second publication : 4th day of April, 1967. (24 & 26) NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the qualified voters of the Sentral Community School District, in the Counties of Kossuth and Palo Alto, State of Iowa, that a special election has been called and ordered to be held in and for said School District on the 18th day of April, 1967, whereat there will be submitted to the voters of said Sentral Community School District, to be by them voted upon, the following proposition, to-wit : "Shall the Board of Directors of the Sentral Community School District in the Counties of Kossuth and Palo Alto, State of Iowa, issue bonds in an amount not to exceed One hundred sixty-five thousand dollars ($165,000.00) for the purpose of carrying out a school building program consisting of improving and remodeling the existing high school building and constructing and equipping an addition thereto in and for said School District?" The polls for said election will be kept open from 12:00 o'clock noon until 7:00 o'clock P. M. of said day and for said election the whole of said Community School District has been consolidated into and will constitute one voting precinct and the polling place therefor will be at the high school building located in the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section Twenty-one (21), Township Ninety-seven (97) North, Range Thirty (30), West of the 5th P. M., Kossuth County, Iowa, in the district at which time and place all the qualified voters of said School District are hereby notified to appear. This notice is given by Order of the Board of Directors of the Sentral Community School District pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 296, Code of Iowa, 1966, and to a sufficient petition with the requisite signatures in accordance therewith and as ordered by a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors on the 13th day of March, 1967. Dated at Fenton, Iowa, this 13th day of March, 1967. /s/ Lucille Seegebarth Secretary, Board of Directors (22-24-26-28) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY Probate No. 9101 TO ALL PERSONSINTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF Louis W. Hauptman, Deceased: You are hereby notified that on the 9th day of March, 1967, the last will and testament of Louis W. Hauptman, deceased, bearing date of the 16th day of October, 1961, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that John A. Hauptman was appointed executor of said estate.. Notice is further given that any action to set aside said will must be brought in the district court of said county within one year from the date of the second publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that Tuesday, April 4, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moinet-13 all persons Indebted to said estate are requested to make Immediate payment to the undersigned and creditors having claims against said estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance; and unless so filed within six months from ' the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 9th day of March, 1967. John A. Hauptman Executor of said Estate Wesley, Iowa Shumway, Kelly & Fristedt Attorneys for said Executor Algona, Iowa Date of second publication: April 4, 1967. (24 & 26) The most revolutionary TV antenna ever developed! Super Colortron Model SC 81 new Winegard SUPER COLORTRON Now — you can see color TV the way it was meant to be seen; and black and white better than ever. 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