The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 20, 1967 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Publication:
Location:
Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, July 20, 1967
Page:
Page 10
Start Free Trial
Cancel

WHAT ARE THEY DOING? By STEVE WALLER Have you ever noticed the white circle that pops up in the upper left corner of the screen during a m.ovie at the local theatre? Do you know what it means? Our young worker, Bill Deal, knows it as his signal to change projectors. Bill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deal of Algona, is the "man in the booth" at the Algona Theatre on Tuesday nights and the Drive-In on Thursdays. He's a 1967 graduate of Algona High School and began working as a projectionist two years ago. Young Mr. Deal spends a hard day's night at the "showhouse." He is often kept awake into the early morning hours when the Drive-in's Dusk-to-Dawn adventures are shown. He must be ready for a quick and smooth running of each feature no matter how heavy his eyes or how hard the rain falls. Yes, Bill admits he doesn't like staying Up' till 4:30 in the morning, but then the show couldn't go on without him. Bill reports for duty around thirty minutes before the show starts. He arranges the sequence of films for each movie and double-checks to make sure he's got the reels in order. Most features at the theatre are in color and last approximately an hour and a half, Bill reports. For these pictures he must fill the two projectors about four times each. The film comes in six to eight reels depending on the length of the feature. There is a "home away from home" awaiting Bill at the local theatre. In his own little shack known as the "booth", Bill finds time to read or study during the school year, write, and relax until he starts hearing bells. . . . What?! Hearing bells, you say? Yes, since it is impossible to sit and watch the show night after night, a system of bells is set up to ring when the reel of film in a particular projector is about to run out. Bill swiftly dashes to the other projector and watches for the small white circle on the screen. When he sees this blip, he turns on the second machine' for a smooth and unnoticeable switch from the first projector. Once in a while the film will break causing a "black out" on the screen for which Bill receives cat-calls, boos, hisses, etc. It took some time before Mr. Deal could readily pull off the slick change of motion picture reels. He learned the technique from Mr. Carl flutter, a longtime employee at the theatre. Now they take turns running the projectors with Bill handling the chores one or two nights a week and Carl the rest of the week. From the booth, Bill controls the volume of the speakers, the lights, the focusing of the screen, and the music played during intermission. Since this particular job requires Bill's presence only two nights a week, he is also employed by his father for general farm labor. Tasks include baling hay, chopping and trimming trees, and de-weeding bean fields. His day on the farm is a long one, getting up at 7:30 or so and quite often working through till 6 at night. However, the chores have proved lucrative and Bill also says it is to his advantage to l)e working for his father rather than for someone he doesn't know. For time-killers Bill enjoys reading modern literature, skiing, playing pool, playing drums, and sleeping. Bill has accepted a job with the Ames theatre on campus at Iowa State where he plans to enroll this fall. Obviously, Bill's two summer jobs are quite different in their requirements, but he accepts the challenge in each and will undoubtedly benefit from both. Miss Johnson Of Ledyard To Wed July 29 LEDYARD - Mr. and Mrs. Everett Johnson announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Shirley Jean, to Robert Polzin, son of Mrs. Pearl Polzin, Fairmont. Shirley, a graduate of Ledyard Community High School, is employed at Stokely-Van Camp in Fairmont. Her fiance, a graduate of Fairmont High School, is employed at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, Fairmont. The couple will be married July 29 at the Bethany Evangelical and Reformed church, Ledyard. O«^ ENTERTAINING AT THE PINE ROOM J en OPEN 4 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 12 NOON SATURDAY QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT NITELY. THE PINE ROOM HOTEL ALGONA r DIAMOND'S WIN-A-HONDA CONTEST In Co-operation With No. lo. Appliance t \ \ HONDA SPORT 65 65 cc - retails at $340.00 Will be given away absolutely FREE! DRAWING WILL BE HELD SEPT* 2 You'll receive 2 additional coupons with the pur. chase of any Wrangler garment. This includes girls' cut-offs, boys' slocks and jeans, shirt* or jackets. AGE LIMIT: 6 to 96 The more often you're in — the more chances to win { i*»««****Clip and deposit at Diamond's»»»»»»»" B % •* DIAMOND'S FREE HONDA NAME ADDRESS Deposit this coupon in drawing box • at DIAMOND'S • • «»>•••••••••••<—"—••••*••••••••** HOSPITAL NEWS JULY 3 - Dismissed: Anna Aman, Algona; Mrs. PaulThilges and baby, Ottosen. JULY 4 - Admitted: Paul Gales, Livermore, surgery; Kenneth Brayton, Algona, surgery; dismissed: Mrs. Leonard Pesicka and baby, Algona. JULY 5-Dismissed: Patricia Murray, Bancroft. JULY 6 - Admitted: Mrs. Louisa Murphy, Algona, medical; dismissed: Roy Adams, Mrs. John Schimmel, James Elmore, Algona. JULY 7 - Birth: Mr. and Mrs. William Werners, Burt, girl, 7 Ibs., 8 oz,; admitted: Helmer Norman, Algona, fracture; Mrs. Ann Fechner, Algona, medical; dismissed: H. F. Fristedt, Algona; ThomasSchul- ler, Whittemore; transferred to Mason City: Helmer Norman. JULY 8 - Admitted: Mark Reilly, Algona, surgery; Mrs. Patricia Scobba, Algona, medical; Jerry Miller, Altoona, accident; transferred to Mason City, Patricia Scobba. JULY 9 - Dismissed: Baby Jill Benson, Kenneth Brayton, Algona; Paul Gales, Livermore. JULY 10 - Births: Mr. and Mrs. Luther Kinne, LuVerne, girl, 9 Ibs., 2 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold nig, Bode, boy, 7 Ibs., 9 1/4 oz.; admitted: Kevin Welp, Bancroft, T & A; dismissed: Mrs. William Werners and baby, Burt. JULY 12 - Admitted: Vera Anderegg, West Bend, medical; Milford Smith, Burt, accident; dismissed: PatriciaSpencer,Al- gona; John E. Smith, Lakota; Kevin Welp, Bancroft. JULY 13 - Births: Mr. and Mrs. David Dopey, Bancroft, girl, 7 Ibs., 15 oz.; Mr. andMrs.Robt. Bormann, Bode, twins, girl, 7 Ibs., 5 1/2 oz., boy, 6 Ibs., 12 oz.; admitted: Margaret Haubach, Algona, medical; Mrs. Bertha Welp, Bancroft, medical; dismissed: Mark Reilly, Algona. JULY 14 - Admitted: Helen Strickler, Ann Evert, Algona, medical; dismissed: Mrs. Luther Kinue and baby, LuVerne; Mrs. Harold Illg and baby, Bode; Vernon Burns, Agnes Thilges, Algona. JULY 15 - Births: Mr. and Mrs. Darold Simons, Algona, girl, 6 Ibs., 5 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas: Downs, Algona, boy, 7 Ibs., 3 1/2 oz.; admitted: Mrs. Louise Larson, Garner, medical. JULY 16- Admitted: Joseph Murray, Bancroft, medical; dis- missed: Mrs. David Doocy and Algona, medical; dismissed: Association is holding a series Thn«,i i i tn baby, Bancroft. Mr s. Harold Bormann and twins, of three workshops July 25-27, nursapy, J"'y -*u, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines-13 JULY 17 -Admitted: Mrs. Bode - starting at 7 p.m. July 25, the ~; — Earl Loss, Irvington, medical: Bft«/li M «\A/ I L workshop will be held in Water- secretaries are urged to attend. Soldiers, sailors, pilots and astro- Mrs. John Altaian, Mrs. Russell DOWIln g Workshops loo at Holiday Inn; July 26, Sac sT an H.rH ».«. t " auts ar(e s V PP r" ed with confec Mertz, Mrs. Kenneth Roethler, Tne Iowa Womrfs ^llng C " y; a " d f}f 27 ' ° S ™ 0 ^ ^ "ndy tXJ$? m stand- ^r^A^^St £ _ 8 City association presidents and ard items in the military ration. tigue. MORE FAMILIES The North low HOPP ui ir fl )c Si PUBLISHED «Y - UMER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO., ALGONA 259 RINGSTEDV 247 CYLINDER 43 RODMAN &** LEDYARD NORTH KOSSUTH COUNTY 600 FENTON \ LONE ROC TITONKA f WHTTTEMORE^^^v^^ ^Tj ***N%, //I \ *<T .,,!$ / 1 IRVDJGTON ^** WEST ST. OTTOSEN 171 ^ .V'-v -*V^ SSSSSS'-SSSS^^ \ WODBN 8S4 OE % LU VERNE \ 267 / *« CORW1TH S37 BODE 287 LIVERMORE 322 ^ BASIC SATURATION NEWSPAPER COVERAGE BY THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES W:W&#:W:Wft^ Effective, Economical Ad Coverage For A 30 Mile Radius ONE AD - - ONE BILLING SATURATION NON-DUPLICATED COVERAGE WITH THE NORTH IOWA SHOPPER non-duplicated circulation as a companion publication of The Algona Upper Des Moines Printed Mondays & Wednesdays Ads from either U-D-M Issue may be carried in Shopper, printed Wednesdays

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free