The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 20, 1967 · Page 19
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 20, 1967
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12—Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moine* Tuesday, June 20, 1967 Cable TV Vote July 25, C-Rapids Firm's Plan Burns Nugent, former Algonan and nephew of William Nugent, also former Algonan and now president of WMT-TV, Inc., appeared before the Algona city council Wednesday. Mr. Nugent represented the Cedar Rapids company and explained a proposal for installation and operation of community television for Algona. A letter from the law firm of Linnan, Lynch, and Straub, addressed to William J. Finn, mayor, advised that the local law firm represents WMT-TV and requested a 25-year franchise for a cable system for Algona. Enclosed was a petition signed by the required number of persons, requesting a special election on the subject. Also enclosed was a notice of the special election, which is scheduled to take place July 25. The Cedar Rapids company will bear the cost of the special election, which will be the fourth here in the past few years. Such proposals have been defeated in prior outings. Mr. Nugent explained the company had decided to put the proposal directly to petition, rather than ask the city council to become involved. He explained that the company has similar installations at Decorah and Fairfield, Iowa, as well as at Grand Rapids and Virginia, Minn., near Duluth. COMPARE THIS MOWER COMET with any other mower regardless of price! NO OTHER MOWER HAS ALL THE FEATURES A SNAPPER COMET GIVES YOU. Snapper Comet mowers are unexcelled for ease of handling and comfort for the operator ... and they are unexcelled in mechanical features, too. Big 5 to 8 HP gasoline engines (some with electric starters); all steel construction; completely enclosed transmission; 5 speeds forward plus reverse . . . and lubricated for life. Instant cutter height adjustment 1" to 4". 26", 30", 41" sizes. We invite you to compare Comet with any other riding mower. TRY IT ON YOUR LAWN! CHUCK BEHR'S STANDARD 295-3372 Proposed is the installation of a 50(Woot tower near Algona and outside of the airplane pattern of the local municipal airport. Proposed installation charge is $9.95, with a monthly fee to subscribers of $4.95. Available will be 10 to 12 channels or stations, as well as a local weather channel. Mr. Nugent also discussed the possible future expansion of educational TV, which is expected to develop on UHF and interconnected on a system throughout the state. The city of Algona would receive 1% of receipts in the first three years of operation, 2% for the next five years, and 3% for the remainder of the franchise. Participation by local residents would be completely voluntary, and no charge would be made to those who do not need the service. No attempt would be made by the company to engage in selling or repairing television sets in the area, and local persons engaged in the business would benefit, according to Mr. Nugent. Herman Wise of Corwith appeared before council. He presented a check for $1,350 for the purchase of a lot in Call's addition, pursuant to a previous offer to buy the property. A representative of the American Pipe Service of Minneapolis, William Kemp, appeared before council. He showed maps and diagrams showing cracked or broken sewers, discovered in a recent television survey of the local sewer system. He dis- cussed the proposed sewer project and explained the findings of the survey. He had discussed the findings with Howard Smith, engineer of Wallace and Holland of Mason City, who will appear before council in the near future to make his recommendations. The project is expected to be developed prior to the proposed changes by the Iowa Highway Commission of the highway through Algona. Class "D" beer licenses were approved for the Johnson House, Algona Hotel, and Smoke Shop. Class "C" liquor licenses were approved for the Johnson House and V. F. W. and a class "A" liquor license for the Moose Hall. Cigarette licenses were approved for 23 local businesses. The next meeting of the council will be held June 28. Miss Skow Is Named District Pork Queen Helen Skow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Skow, Wesley, was named the District Pork Queen in a contest held Saturday night at the Whittemore Co-op Elevator. The Queen contest was part of district Pork Appreciation Days. Margo Rusch, Whittemore, and Mary Jo Swanson, Swea City, were two other Kossuth county candidates for the title. Miss Skow was crowned by the National Pork Queen, Deanna Young of Clarion. Miss Young was also the last year winner from this district. A large crowd attended the evening's program at Whittemore, which included a whole hog barbecue smorgasbord. Dick Kuecker is president of the Kos- suth County Swine Improvement Association, which sponsored the event. P. A. Holcomb Funeral Held At Swea City Services for Philip A. Holcomb, 77, Swea City, were held at 2. p.m. Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, with burial at the Lutheran Cemetery there. Mr. Holcomb died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Estherville. He was born, April 27, 1890 in Denmark township, Emmet county. He married Emma Lofstrom Feb. 8, 1912. She preceded him in death in 1939. He later married Emma Nelson in 1942. He farmed near Swea City all of his life. He is survived by his wile; two daughters, Mrs. Th?odore Wallentine of Lakota and Mrs. Harvey Larson of Armstrong; four sons, including Reuben of Swea City; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers; one sister; and three step-brothers. Reese-Henry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A.F. News The U. S. Air Force has an immediate requirement for former servicemen, regardless of previous branch, who possess readily available skills, according to the local Air Force Recruiting Representative for this area. He further stated that the Prior Service Program has more attractive features offered now than ever before. For further information, interested persons may contact Sergeant Funk at City Hall, Spencer. I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL THIS LIFE INSURANCE STUFF . . . If you feel this way, perhaps I can help. No pressure selling or gimmicks — just a good, honest appraisal of your life and disability insurance needs. JOHN R. BURNS Phone 295-2503 Box 302 Algona, la. Representative for Central Life Assurance Company "One of the best" — since 1896 HIT THE SPOT! . . . with effective advertising in the Algona Upper Des Moines - Kossuth County's largest newspaper.

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