'67-68 AHS Freshman*- Sophomore - Junior -Senior Officers ,-^>-«J- Freshman class officers elected Wednesday at Algona High School for 1967-68 are shown here. They are, front row, Jim Harris, left, president; and Lynn Erickson, vice president; and back row, Ann Taylor, left, secretary; ami Janis Haag, treasurer. Student council representatives are Bob Stillman, Rick Nielsen and Jon Sjogren. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) Elected to serve .is officers of tin.- sophomore class at Algona High School during 19G7-G8 .ire tiie four students shown here. They are, front IXTA, Lynn Buchanan, left, president; and Gary Hagen, vice president; and kick row, Joan Ta\lor, left, treasurer; and Kris Easter, secret.in. Hob Claude, Diannu Lev;> and Kiitliy Taylor will serve on the student council. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) fir ! .Mf-nil.f-1-.s of tiie 13C7-G8 jinuor class at .U.:ona Hirh School named the three -iris shown here and Larr, Taylor, president. t" serve as cl.uss officers. Lan\ was participating in a track meet wlif-n Uie picttirn T.IS .snapped. other officers are, front i '''A, Pat Hopkins, loft, vice president; and Karla Sjorre i< t.in ; whUe Sue Dodds, standing, is treasurer. Selected for duty on the student council were Grcr Allei Black and DeaJi Lowman. (UL)M Polaroid Flaslifoto) Senior class officers at Al-on.i High School during 1967-68 •-.ill include, inmt mv.. Dc.ui Teeter, left, vice president; and Maine I'.urntt. secretar\ ; and Steve Claude, treasurer, standing. Class 1'ivsidont Hicli Black was competing in a track meet the 'la;, the phut.> "..us snapped. Kli'rtinl to tiie student council were Phyllis Moulton, Greg P..-.•.-..11 and J e ii Allen. (UL)M Polaroid Flashfoto) BY RUSS WALLER Down at Harlan, Iowa, a decision to close three Shelby County Catholic schools at the end of the spring term, will result in an increased enrollment of about 400 in the Harlan public school system. Members of the Catholic parishes involved say they can't afford to support the parochial system and still pay their taxes in support of the public school system. - o The first estimate given is that as a result of this decision, the school tax levy will increase from 38.5 to at least 50 mills. - o This brings into focus a financial fact that many people do not seem to understand. Catholic schools, operated and supported privately, basically reduce the cost of public school operation. Yet, we have heard it said that THE REASON their public school tax is so high is BECAUSE of the parochial school system. -flit is true that parents have the privilege of sending their children either to a parochial school of their choice, or the public school system. And they understand well that sending them to a parochial school of any faith is going to cost them directly in support of that school, while they will still pay their share in support of public schools as well. But by so doing, they reduce the total in public school enrollment, and its subsequent costs. Public school millage levies would be still HIGHER if they had an entire parochial enrollment to handle as well. -flit would seem that those who maintain and support parochial systems deserve a little consideration from the rest of us who may not be supporting private school systems. The least that we could do would be to appreciate the fact that these folks are paying a double levy for education. It is their own choice, to be sure, but by their decision they keep public school taxes from going even higher than they are. - o - Down at Harlan this question is now solved, and everyone will be riding the same buses come next fall. And every taxpayer in the school district will quickly find out just what the ope ration of parochial schools meant in the way of lower costs for public school systems. - o - School costs in general have had an astronomic climb these past few years, and the rise will be far greater in the coming- year, in practically every school district. Maybe the time will come when taxpayers will be most thankful for paroihial systems if they can manage to survive- and the financial supporters of parochial schools will receive a little appreciation from the rest of us in underwriting the cost of education. Clear Pictures — More News - Largest Circulation jWotne* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postof/icc at AlRon.i. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1967 Two Sections — 20 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 31 Sentral School Bond Vote Wins Council Sets Fees For Sewer Hookup Here In regular session last Wednesday evening, the Algona city council received a request from Oliver S. Carlson for permission to construct a 45-foot en- trace onto highway 18 about 1/2 miles east of its junction with 169. This is just east of the bridge and within the corporate limits of Algona. Access was approved. Council also approved construction of a new sidewalk bridge north of Bryant school, at an estimated cost of $400. Approval was allowed to vacate an alley south of Park and Jones streets, and with a resolution, council agreed to waive the customary ttiree readings. Involved in the transaction are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Odgaard and Mr. and Mrs. James Boudewyns. Advertisements to sell the alley will be published. Kyle Keith appeared to discuss the sanitary sewer situation in the west part of town, where he and contractor Don Tietz intend to develop eight lots in what will be known as Riverview Heights. After a lengthy discussion on establishing tap fees for such sewerhook-ups, council agreed on a fee of $175 tap fee for each dwelling on the west side of Hall street, a $175 fee also for a master tap. The developers will establish a sewer line on west Kenned}' and put in a man-hole at the intersection of Kennedy and Hall. Mr. Keith raised objection to the fee as it does not correspond with fees charged in the past, but he acquiesced to the findings of the council and Clerk David Smith. Al Boekelman, chief of police appeared with a request for permission to send Charles Day to school at Iowa City from May 113. Patrolman Day has been on the police force for about 7 months, Permission was granted. Burt Presbyterian Pastor To Leave BURT - Rev. Bruce Calbreath, announced to his congregation on Sunday, that he had accepted a call to be assistant pastor at the First Presbyterian Chuich in Estherville. Rev. Calbreath, who has been pastor at the Burt Presbyterian Church for the past four years, and his family will move to Estherviile around July 1. Debaters Rank 4th The Algona high school debate team composed of Greg Perkins Dennis Georg, Greg Powell and Jeff Allen placed fourth in the Class B team debate competition at the University of Iowa last weekend. Some 50 Iowa high schools competed in the various classifications. Public School System To Lease 6-7 Classrooms At a meeting Monday evening the Board of Education of the Algona Community School District conferred with Cliff Prall, school architect, on problems related to the location and orientation of the new high school building at the new site in southeast Algona. They also discussed the matter of access streets to the site and the possible outlet of traffic from the area to the main highways, No. 18 and No. 1G9. Resolutions were passed authorizing the secretary to call for bids for. sale of $1,500,000 bonds at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 10, at the high school. The Board tentatively approved salaries for 1967-68 for secretaries, custodians, bus drivers, the total salary outlay being about 10% above that of 1966-67. These contracts are being set up to comply with the federal wages and hours law which now applies to'school districts. The superintendent and business manager were authorized to investigate possible building spaces for lease for the coming school year to accomodate 6 or 7 extra elementary classrooms. These are made necessary by the increase in local public school elementary enrollments and the closing of the first grade rooms at St. Cecelia's for next year. There are 65 first graders from St. Cecelia's who will be enrolled in the public school. Tyke Seniors Gordon Gammack Earl Berg To Speak At VFVf Banquet Here Stapleton To Speak At 392 To 99 Is Margin For Expansion 'Skip' To The Twin Cities TITONKA - The senior class of Titonka High School went on its annual skip day last Friday and Saturday. The group left Titonka at 5:30 a. m. Friday by bus, and stopped at Albert Lea, Minn, for breakfast, then went to St. Paul where they toured the Ford assembly plant. Following lunch at noon, the class checked in at the Curtis Hotel. The students had the afternoon as free time, and hart dinner together in downtown Minneapolis. In the evening they went to the Cooper Theater and saw the movie, "Grand Prix." Saturday morning was another free time for the class. After lunch, they attended the Ice Follies at the Minneapolis auditorium. After checking out oi the hotel, they went to Southdale Shopping Center. The croup left for home at 5:30 p. in.. The class chape roues were Supt. and Mrs. George Roberts, and Wilbur Sexton, bus driver. Students on the trip were Alan Asa, Mary Baliling, Arnold Baker, Carmen Beenken, James Elaine, Marilyn Boekelman, Robert Carroll, Steve Cosgrove, Dennis Franzen, Daryl Giesking, Paul Heesch, Sheryl Heesch, Michael Higgins, Tom Higgins, Chervil Hill, Steven Hodsen, David Hoover, Donald Interniill. Judy Isebrand, David Kitzinger, Harlan Krominga, Paul Larsen, Elaine Mayland, Greg Micliaelsen, Val Miller, Anita Moore, Jim Mayland, Michael Pearson, Kristin Rakow, .Ulan Redenius, Doris Hicks, Eldon Rike, Susan Roberts, Sandy Schutjer, Russel Sleptr, Jo Aim Smidt, Richard Spear, Rose Steckcr, Charles Trunkhill and Rogei Wubben. To Be Legion Guest Speaker Gordon Gammack, Des Moines newspaper columnist, will be the featured speaker in Algona, Tuesday, May 30, when the new American Legion home here will be formally opened. An open house will follow. The work of remodeling the old postoffice building has been progressing nicely, and Legion members are understandably anxious to complete t'.ie project and enjoy the new location. Ed Farrell is chairman of the dedication and open house program. Put 200,000 Tiny Northerns In Water Here A total of 200,000 northern pike fry were dumped into three bodies of water in Kossuth county this week by Conservation Officer Bill Easier. The job was completed Tuesday afternoon. Buffalo Creek got 50,000 oithe fn, another 50,000 were put in the eouut\ lake north ol .Ugona and the other 100,000 went into bayous along the east fork ol tht- Des Moinos River in this area. Three Licenses Three wedding licenses were- issued at the office oi Count;. Clerk .Alma Pearson this week. The\ went to; Larry A. Hudson and Carol Ostwald, April 13; Robert J. Cink and Beverh Johnson, April IT; and Gordon Harmon olid Linda McYa;., April 18. In Grinneli Choir Gayle A. Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grach Phillips of Algona, is a member of the Griimell College Choir which will present a spring concert this Friday. EARL L. BERG Earl L. Berg, state Senior Vice Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars from Swea City, wil) be featured speaker at the annual Spanish-American War Banquet here April 22. Phil Diamond, Algona, will serve as emcee and guest of honor svill be Howard Schoonover, Eagle Grove, the only surviving Spanish-War veteran in this area. Veterans of World War I will also be honored at the dinner. Mr. Berg, well-known in the Swea City area, is rural mail carrier there. Born there, he was a Master Sgt. in the 5th Air Force during World War II and served in the Pacific area for 2 1/2 years. He has been very active in Boy Scout activities in his community, is a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association, American Legion, Military Order of Cooties, and PTA. HOWARD SCHOO.NOVER Postmaster Confirmed Three lowaiis were nominated for postmaster jobs this week by President Johnson. The names were sent to the Senate for confirmation. Included was'Donald H. Degen oi Bancroft. GHS Banquet April 26 The ninth annual Booster Club Banquet will be held at Garrigan High School Wednesday, April 20, at 6:30 p. in. The banquet will honor the athletes at Garrigan in football, basketball, baseball, track and golf. Featured speaker will be Clay Stapleton, athletic director and head football coach at Iowa State University, /lines. Master of ceremonies will be Rev. A. J. Elbert, supt. of Heelan' High School, Sioux City, and a native of Whittemore. Tickets for the banquet will be on sale at $2.50 each at Diamonds store in Algona; Geelan's store in Whitternore; and Hamilton Hatchery in Wesley. Directors of the Booster Club will also have tickets available in the five parishes that make up the Garrigan Corp. The public is invited to attend and ticket sales will close Sunday, April 23. For any additional information please contact Beanie Cooper, Athletic Director, Garrigan High School. Beef Producers Name Bancroft Man President The Kossuth County Beef Producers Association during a board of directors meeting last week elected Don Arndorfer, Bancroft, president, and Harlan Hutchinson, Lone Rock Secretary-treasurer. Other directors art- Jim Preston, Swea City; Kenneth Krantz, Titonka; Lonie Steazel, Burt; Carlyle Engelby, Ledyard; and Duane Tiadall, Cor with. The Iowa Beef Producers and Kossuth County Beei Produce: s Association are conducting a membership drive during the next two weeks. As many as possible beef cattle feeders and raisers are being visited. If any have- not been contacted and wish to join, they should contact one of the above mentioned directors. All beef men are urged to join their organisation to help promote the beef industry. Grand Opening At Hank's Is This Weekend Hank's Dairy Creme, located at the corner of South Phillips and East Kenne ly streets in Algona, will celc-Mrate its grand opening Fri., S .turday andSun- day, April 21 - :3. Owned by H; nk and Florence Furst for seve: d years, the firm has been completely remodeled- both inside ai 1 outside. The Dairy Creme employs 10 people and features a variety of dairy products, soft 'irinks and sandwiches. Mr. First also ope rates a barber shop .'ocated just west of the new build'iig. The general contracting was done by Rowle. Builders, while Utt Electric con .racted the wiring and Irons Plunging and Heating did the plumbin., work. Mergeii and Webster 'lid the interior and exterior pajitiiig. A large air conditioner was installed bv the North Iowa Appliance Center. CLAY STAPLETON LuVerne Music Entries Rate High In Contest Students from LuVerne High School participated in the Class C music contest held at Palmer on April 7 and 8. They earned the following ratings: Division I - Rita Patterson, treble voice high; Gretcheu Zentner, treble voice medium ; Mary Hanselman, treble voice low; Girls Sextet Rita Patterson, Co- leoii Johns, Gretchen Zentner, Barbara Hurlburt, Mary Hanselman, Michele Coyle; Dennis Marty, cornet solo; Drum Ensemble, DiaJie Patterson, Luana Leek, Kathy Trauger, Tom Meniam; Brass Sextet, Dennis Mart 1 .., Douglas Marty, Jennifer Wilhelm, Becky Coyle, LeHoy Hanson, Ron Wolf. Division II - Coleen Johns, treble voice iu'gh; Michele Coyle, treble voice low; Michael Pergande, tenor solo; LeRoy Hansen, baritone voice solo; Danny Block, baritone voice solo; Henry Schnakenberg, bass voice solo; Mixed Quartet: Coleen Johns, Phyllis Block, Douglas Nelson, Henry Schnakenberg; Danny Block, baritone euphonium solo; Brass quartet-Kathy Trauger, Linda Wilhelm, Michael Pergande, Danny Block; baritone duet, LeRoy Hansen, Danny Block; Barbara Hurlburt, clarinet solo; Marty Bowman, bassoon solo. By an overwhelming majority, voters living in the Sentral Community School District okayed a $160,000 bond issue Tuesday, paving the way for an addition to the present high school. A total of 491 ballots were counted, with 392 for the proposal and 99 against. The turnout was considered a good one. Voters from the three areas, Fenton, Lone Rock and Seneca, cast their ballots at Sentral school from 12:30 to 7 p.m. The proposed addition was passed by an 80 percent majority. It is hoped work on the project can begin as soon as possible as the space is sorely needed. First, however, the school board will meet with the project architect to complete drawings and plans - then the board will set up the legal machinery necessary to complete the sale of bonds. Supt. D. G. Keoppel estimated Wednesday morning the addition to the building will cost taxpayers in the district about 1.36 mills. The large addition to the school will be added to the south side of the existing building. It will measure 45' x 185' over-all. Rooms to be housed in the new addition include an art classroom, school bus and tractor garage and storage room, shop, industrial education classroom, a large dressing room for athletics with a folding partition, an office, dark room and finishing room. The addition is the first for the Sentral school since it was built some years ago. Need for the added room has been discussed for some time. It is not known for sure when it will be completed and available for use. Titonka Co-Op Observes 50 Business Years TITONKA - Titonka Co-op Elevator observed its 50th anniversary with a dinner served to 650 guests which included stockholders, business m Q n and their respective wives at the school gymnasium Friday evening, April 14. Master of ceremonies, Edward Boyken, in! reduced John Stott, manager of me elevator, who gave an addressc f welcome. Rev. Paul Hansen gave the invc cation. Musical nnnbers were given by eight s:udents of Titonka school, und>-r the direction of Byron Henn. A golden uler and a booklet containing tl.: history of the elevator co-oj. over the past 50 years was } iven to each guest. Several door prises were presented to lucky winners.
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