The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 13, 1967 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 13, 1967
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BY RUSS WALLER Town of Fenton officials are making history this year, one that folks will find most unusual but welcome. The town budget of Fenton for the coming year calls for about $3,000 LESS in taxes to be raised than last year. The coming year's asking Is $15,603. We'll bet there will be very few budgets for next year that show up with a request for less money, rather than more. * * * And speaking of taxes, Rep. Vincent Mayberry of Webster county says publicly that Iowa's controversial $121 million tax increase voted by the legislature is "vicious and rotten". He was one of the few who voted against it. He predicts that numerous court suits are certain to be filed, and that unfortunately many of those affected can't afford to go to court. State officials themselves are still trying to puzzle out the various aspects of the new revised tax program. "The new tax laws benefit chiefly the man who owns 320 or more acres, as nearly as I can see," says Mayberry, evidently referring to the new taxes as compared with the so-called property tax "relief embodied in the total tax revision package. Time will tell I * * * Two Kossuth athletes have been in the week's news. DennyMenke' of Bancroft, Atlanta Braves shortstop, was greeted by 150 rooters from this area at the Twins Stadium last Thursday when the Braves and Twins played a benefit game. Dennis is now 26, with 10 years of pro baseball behind him. During the off-season he works in the wholesale jewelry business in Atlanta, where he has a home. However, he hopes to own a farm sometime soon .... he adds that he hasn't spent any of the $100,000 bonus the Braves gave him in 1958 for signing a bonus contract. A feature story in the Chicago Tribune, recently cited Paul Seller, Notre Dame tackle, and ex-Garrigan player. The Algona man has signed a pro grid contract with the New York Jets and is on the all-star squad of collegians for the Aug. 4 contest against the Green Bay Packers. Currently, Paul is .weighing in at 250 Ibs. on his 6-4 1/2 inch frame. * * * A former area teacher and athlete, Burdette Agard, who entered the insurance business while here and has since become head of the Sioux City agency of the Equitable of New York, was a local visitor last week. He is a brother of'Ray Agard of LuVerne. He sold the writer the first life insurance policy he ever bought, incidentally, and we strongly suspect he may have dropped in to look over the prospects I * * * Kenny Fox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox of Algona, has been with a commercial art firm in St. Paul for several years, and recently finished one of his biggest assignments. He painted a huge wall mural for a northern Minnesota spa, Moonlight Bay, on Crosslake, which opened a new building June 30. Mr. and Mrs. Fox drove up to see the mural last week. It depicts a lake, surrounded by pines, with a moon shining- through clouds, and covers about 40 feet of wall space. * * * The Philadelphia Zoo evidently isn't feeling any financial pinch .... plan to build a glass enclosed home for hummingbirds at a cost of $200,000. However, perhaps the hummingbirds deserve it .... they can fly 40 miles an hour, upside down or backward, and also remain stationary in the air .... try it sometime. * * * A newspaper without a little editorial opinion is like a baseball player who never gets a chance to bat. * * * Quotable Quote: "Face is not involved in a dispute with a little, puny country such as North Vietnam. The face of the Secretary of State may be involved, but I'm sure we could stand the loss of that" - Sen. J. W. Fulbright. Slsona ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter nt the postoffire at Algeria. Iowa (50511i. Nov. 1. 1M2. under Act <->f f.Vmfrrrss of March 3. 187fl AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1967 Two Sections — 18 VOL. 101 NO. 53 Rural Group For Translator TV Sexton Girl Injured In Fatal Mishap Virginia Klein, 28, Sexton, sustained head cuts and a possible broken arm in a 2-car mishap at the intersection of highway 5 and a gravel road a mile east of Barnum (near Ft. Dodge) Monday evening. A 15-year-old Manson youth, Gary Lyon, was killed in the crash and became the 10th fatality of the year in Webster county. Miss Klein was taken to Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge, where she was reportedly in good condition. She was alone inher 1966Mus- tang and was headed east when the Lyon vehicle, driven by the dead boy's brother, Steve, 16, which was headed south, apparently went through a stop sign and was hit broadside by the Sexton auto. According to Patrolman Jon Osell, who investigated, charges were pending. The Lyon auto went 190 feet past the point of impact and rolled over in a ditch on the east side of the road, while the Klein car remained upright 20 feet east of the intersection in the south ditch. Funeral services for the dead boy were slated Thursday. He is survived by his parents, four brothers, five sisters and four grandparents. Vietnam Govt. Sends Medals To Algernons Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kern, parents of William Kern, who died in action with the U.S. Army in Vietnam last October, received another pair of awards given to the young soldier posthumously by the government of the Republic of Vietnam. The medals were delivered to the Kerns here Tuesday morning. The medals awarded are the Military Merit Medal and the Gallantry Cross with Palm. The Military Merit Medal is the first awarded to a soldier from this area and is the third highest award given by the Vietnam government, while the Gallantry Cross is similar to the Silver Star awarded by the U. S. government to servicemen and is the second highest award possible from the Vietnam government. 3 Drinking Matters In Mayor's Court Two men were fined for intoxication and another was arrested and charged with OMVI in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week. Fined $100 for intoxication following a preliminary hearing was Edward T. Juchem, Wesley, while Ronald Bilyeu, Algona, paid $25 and costs on the same charge. Richard R. Sarchet, Algona, was charged with OMVI after his arrest at 12:55 a. m. Saturday by local police. Preliminary hearing of the matter is pending and he posted $550 bond. Others fined were Ronald Leininger, Bancroft, $25, reckless driving; Dennis Walker, Algona, $10, careless driving; and Chester C. Harmon, Algona, $10, failing to display lamps on a parked vehicle. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Local JayCees Show Profit On Pageant For the first time, Algona's JayCees were slated to meet in their new room in the Veterans Memorial building here last night (Wednesday). Arrangements were completed recently by the club to meet there and necessary equipment moved in for the first meeting. Jim Chalstrom was to report on the National Convention held at Baltimore, Md. several weeks ago and the curb-painting chairmen, according to Les Foxhoven, president of the organization, are organizing new crews to continue that project this summer. Due to a number of members moving from the city, membership at present is only 29, so the club is interested in any young men from this community as new members. Any JayCee can give complete details on joining. At a recent meeting, it was reported that the club realized a net profit of $333.88 from the recent Miss Algona Pageant and the funds, with the exception of any amount that might be needed to meet pageant expenses in the future. GoKarts Buzzing At Burt! If you think gc-kart racing is a fad of the past, stop at the new Burt Go-Kart Race Track any Wednesday evening. For example, on July 5 approximately 450 race fans Jammed the stands to watch 20 go-karts from southern Minnesota and northern Iowa zip around the sculptured track on the west edge of Burt. Drivers from such places as Blue Earth, Winnebagoand Delavan, Minn., and Eagle Grove, Titonka, Webster City, Woolstock, Algona, Whittemore and Burt provided speed and thrills in four classes of races. In the "A Stock" class, Ted Decoursey of Eagle Grove was the top winner. Bob Hanks of Winnebago, Minn., captured the "A Modified" competition, and Burfs Clair Reutzel was the big gun in the powerful "B Open" class. In the pepped-up "Old Timers Race", Harold Becker of Burt won a big trophy in the competition for drivers over 40. Pictured, upper left, track official Boyd Sliipler (L.) presents "Old Timers' Race" trophy to speedy Harold Becker; lower left, big winner for the evening was Burt's Clair Reutzel, who captured the "B Open" class; upper right, preparing to start the "Old Timers' Race" are (L. to R.) Kenneth Cook and Clair Reutzel, Burt, and Virg and Jerry Hiland, Blue Earth, Minn.; and lower right, track officials, drivers and pit crews of the 20 karts entered gather before the races to discuss track regulations. Former Wesley Man Passes At Sioux Falls WESLEY - Henry Studer, 66, former Wesleyan, died of a heart attack at his home at Sioux Falls Monday. His wife is the former Ida Lickteig. He was the son of the late A. A. Studer. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons and one daughter. Services are to be held today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. in the Cathedral, Sioux Falls. Hurt In War Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Elbert, former Algonans and now living at Fonda, received word Tuesday that their son, L/Cpl. John Elbert, 20, was wounded in Vietnam. He is reported to be in fair condition in a DaNang hospital with leg and hip injuries. New Service Manager For Bell Phone Co. Sells For Record Price No Change Planned For 1967-68Reseal Rates for on-farm storage of grain under reseal price-support loan for 1967-68 are unchanged from those in effect for 1966-67, R. L Anderson, chairman of the ASCS county committee, has announced. The rates are in line with rates paid by the Commodity Credit Corp. for grains stored in commercial warehouses under the Uniform Grain Storage Agreement (UGSA). The monthly reseal grain storage payment rates for 1967-68 (effective during the time between 1967 loan anniversary dates and those of 1968) are: 1966-crop grains Grains Corn, barley, and 1966-crop soybeans Grain Sorghum Oats $1.095 per 100 bu. $1.960 per lOOcwt. $0.821 per 100 bu. 1965 and prior crops $1.004 per lOObu. (no soys) $1.797 perl 00 cwt. $0.730 per lOObu. Dick Kuecker, Algona, has recently been honored at the Indiana Yorkshire Show and Sale at Lafayette, Ind. Dick showed the grand champion and reserve champion female and also the reserve champion boar. The champion open gilt, shown here with Mr. Kuecker, sold to Homer Jenkins and Rough Acres Farm of Carmi, HI., for a record breaking price of $1,750. Previous high for a gilt in the York breed was $1,300 in 1963 at the National Barrow Show, Austin, Minn. The reserve gilt sold to Joe Stott, Bailey, N.C., for $850. The reserve champion boar sold for $1,500 to L. V. Hanback of Illinois. Dick's hogs competed with 250 other purebred Yorkshires with 18 states represented. R. P. LIPPINCOTT Robert P. Lippincott has been appointed service supervisor for Northwestern Bell Telephone here. He has been a service foreman at Mason City. He replaces Richard Nelson who has been service foreman and who received a scholarship at Iowa Northern U., Cedar Falls, to work on an M.A. degree. A native of Atlantic, Lippincott joined Northwestern Bell there in 1947. He held several maintenance positions at Council Bluffs and Carroll. In 1965 he was named service foreman. Lippincott is a member of the Elks, While in Carroll he served as vice president, president and state director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the city council. The Lippincotts have four children. They will move to Algona as soon as housing arrangements are completed. File 3 New Cases Here In Three new cases were filed in district court here this week. Home Federal Savings and Loan Assn., plaintiff, is seeking a judgment for $15,951.59 from Charles B. Devine et al, defendant, and also asks for sale of the premises and appointment of a receiver. Carson Pirie Scott & Co., plaintiff, is seeking to settle a $222.50 account with Carson's, defendant; and Foster's, Inc., plaintiff, is asking $313.93 from Duncan's Garden Center, defendant, in another account matter. During the first 9 months of the current fiscal year - through March, 1967 — farmers received $39.4 million in payment for storing grain under reseal in farm storage. Most of the reseal storage payments were for storing corn. As previously announced, corn under loan from the 1966, 1965, and 1964 crops and 1966-crop soybeans may be continued in reseal storage. Also continued as eligible for reseal are sorghum, barleyand oats from the 1966 and 1965 crops, and sorghum from the 1964 crop. All grains continued under loan in on-farm resealed storage are subject to call by CCC at any time whenever need arises to help fill a CCC grain disposal comitment. When loans are" called on such grains, the producer has the option of delivering it or keeping it by redeeming the loan. If a farmer delivers or redeems his resealed grain prior to the end of the 1967-68 storage period, his storage payment will be based on the number of months in storage. Algona Youth Charged After Tuesday Crash Ronald A. Hamilton, 14-year- old Algona youth, was charged with failing to have a driver's license and failing to have control of his vehicle following a single car mishap at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday on a gravel road about five miles soutli of Algona. According to the investigating officer, Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, he took a car owned by his mother without her consent. As a result, the Hamilton boy sustained a cut right elbow and left hand; Albert Butterfield, 18, Algona, had an abrasion on his left shoulder and cuts on his left elbow; and Darrell A. Jensen, 17, Algona, had an abrasion near the right eye and a cut left shoulder. They were not seriously injured. The auto was headed east, came to a sharp turn and apparently was traveling too fast. It shot into the east ditch and the auto rolled on its top, resulting in an estimated $600 damage. A car driven by Carol R.Jones, 16, Lone Rock, struck the rear of another driven by James A. Busch, 18, Algona, on State Street here at 9:45 p.m. Monday, resulting in an estimated $450 damage to the vehicles. The Busch vehicle was stopped for traffic and the driver of the other auto stated her brakes did not work properly and she could not stop the car in time to avert hitting the other. City police investigated. Visit White House Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chalstrom have returned from a business trip and the national JayCee convention held in Baltimore. President Johnson was the keynote speaker for the convention and the women were guests of the President and First Lady at the White House reception for the King and Queen of Thailand. Among friends visited by the Chalstroms were Lt. Commander and Mrs. Leroy Vogel of Annapolis. Lt. Commander Vogel is a chaplain at the naval academy. Mrs. Vogel is the former Gloria Gerike, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. G. J. C. Gerike, formerly of Algona. Held Meeting Monday; Views Quite Clear A third group, which had not earlier indicated a serious Interest In cable or translator TV for Algona residents, met here Monday night and came out in favor of translator, which It feels will better serve the entire area. Deri Priebe, well-known Algona farmer, pretty well summed up the group's feelings when he said, "Many around the county don't get TV, either - it's not just people in Algona." There were 39 persons (all men) present at the meeting-and Julius Baas, Algona farmer, was named chairman of the group, which does not have any name, but might be called "The Committee For Cable-Less TV". The men, mostly farmers and businessmen from rural Algona, Titonka, Whittemore, Lone Rock, St. Joe, Wesley and LuVerne, all feel every attempt should be made to get the translator system installed here "so the entire 15-mile area surrounding Algona can benefit." The 15-mile radius in all directions from Algona, which translator promoters say that type of system would serve, holds an estimated 17,000 persons on farms and in 15 towns and communities (counting Algona) and those present Monday felt translator would help solidify the trade area. The new chairman, Mr. Baas, said, "Cable won't help us," referring to a possible cable TV installation here giving better reception to the area outside of Algona. A resolution was passed by the group, which reads- "Be it resolved that all towns Qist of towns) within Algona's 15-mile trade area favor translator TV because It benefits everyone and it is free." It was announced during and after the meeting by a couple of persons serving on the local translator study group that a CBS station and NBC station are each committed to serve Algona and would include the 15-mile surrounding area in question. The 15 towns and communities within 15 miles of Algona include Bancroft, Fenton, Burt, Lone Rock, Whittemore, Sexton, Wesley, St. Benedict, Irvington, Corwith, LuVerne, St. Joe, West Bend, Titonka and Lotts Creek. The newly-formed group which met Monday selected a total of five men, who with Chairman Baas will attempt to meet with various service clubs and the city council here before the special cable TV election July 25. This group is made up of Ken Jackson, Lone Rock; Bob Gengler, Whittemore; Chuck Dearchs, Algona; John Capesius, St. Joe; and Lael Root, Wesley. Both types of better TV reception, cable and translator, have received all sorts of attention in this area (and many others) in recent years since cable was first voted on (and defeated) here. It has lost two or three more times since. Cable and translator TV systems both operate from a large receiving tower. With the former system, a cable is run directly to a patron's house from the tower - improving reception for which the person pays a stipulated amount each month for the service, plus an installation charge. A person does not have to subscribe to cable service. A cable system is now being installed at Fenton. Translator systems are being set up around the country without cost to users-in most instances- by stations who must furnish good reception or suffer loss of fees from national advertisers, who want their commercials seen clearly on the tubes in homes in every area. There are quite a few cities where both systems are in use. The group that met Monday feels the translator system would serve the entire area - not just Algona. One thing is certain. There will be much discussion of the pros and cons of the two var* ieties of TV reception.

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