The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 25, 1967 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 25, 1967
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The "FIRST-QF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid 16 Pages Tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 56 Taxpayers Face Big Hike In 1968 Funeral Held At Fenton For Miss Weisbrod FENTON — Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fenton Methodist Church for Florence Edith Weisbrod, 76, who died Thursday at Friendship Haven at Fort Dodge 1 after being a resident there for 21/2 months. Rev. Fred Pruel officiated. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at the Fenton Methodist cemetery. Florence Edith Weisbrod was born Nov. 21, 1892 to Will and Anna Wegener Weisbrod and was a graduate of Columbia University and made teaching her life career. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alice Denker, Lester, Iowa; and Mrs. Eleanor Berke, Fort Worth, Texas; and four nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Dale Weisbrod, Gerald Voigt, Merwin Wallace, MaroldSchlei,ElwinSchlei, and Clayton Ditsworth. Harry Hull, Former Algona Man, Passes Harry Hull, Sr., 73, former Algona man, died Saturday at a nursing home in Humboldt following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were to be held in the Methodist church, Humboldt at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (today), with burial at 5 p.m. in the cemetery at Mt. Ayr. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, five grandchildren and a sister. Prior to his illness, he was owner of a clothing store at Humboldt. OMVI Charge, Speeding Cases, Mayor's Court Duane E. Clark, Perry, la., was bound over to district court after he waived preliminary hearing in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week on a charge of OMVI. Bond was set at $350. In other cases heard by the mayor, LarryC. Nutter, Browns- burt, Ind., was fined $25, intoxication; Ronald E. Becker, Irvington, $25, reckless driving; Monte T. Collins, Algona, $25, speeding; Wayne D. Rapp, Renwick, $15, speeding; Larry L, Munger, Algona, $10, speeding; and Carol R. Jones, Lone Rock, $10, following too closely, Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Rites Pending For Max Mesing Of Algona Funeral services for Max Mesing, 76, well-known Algona man, were pending at McCullough's Funeral Chapel at press time. Mr. Mesing, long-time resident here, died Sunday at 10 a. m. at St. Ann hospital. Services will be held at the Methodist church here. Survivors include his wife and a son, Wally, Algona; and two daughters. Bessie Larson Rites Are Held At Swea City Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Swea City, for Bessie J. Larson. Mrs. Larson died of a stroke at Holy Family Hospital, Estherville, July 18. She was 75 years old. Rev. Julius Peterson officiated. Pallbearers were Elmer Kollasch, George Harner, Ed Peterson, Vern Lunn, Rudolph Peterson and George Pearson. Interment was at Harrison twp. cemetery with Reese-Henry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Bessie J. Larson was born on June 17, 1892 at Lohrville, la. to John and Nellie Peterson. She moved to the Swea City area at the age of 11 with her parents. She received her education at Swea City. Nov. 29, 1916 she was united in marriage to Arthur Larson at Minneapolis. They lived all their married life in Swea City. Mr. Larson died in January, 1959. Since then Mrs. Larson has lived with her son Alvin east of Swea City. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Betty) Mclntire of Armstrong and Mrs. Lorraine Hansen of Armstrong; two sons, Alvin of Swea City and John Harry of Washington, D. C. Other survivors include six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also three brothers, C. Albin Peterson, J. August Peterson, and Arthur P. Peterson, all of Swea City; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Johnson of Swea City and Mrs. Mary Pehrson of Los Angeles, Calif. Win Shoot Police Chief Al Boekelmanand Assistant Chief Rich Groenof the Algona police department were notified Friday that they had placed first in the 2-man team event at the National Police Combat Shoot, held June 14-16 at Indiana University, Bloomington. A total of 36 teams were entered in the class won by the local officers. Most Budget Estimates Show Added Needs Taxpayers in Kossuth county (and practically everywhere else) can expect to pay more to support various government agencies during the 1968 tax year than during the current one, according to budget estimates prepared and published this week. Area residents still don't know what their share will be because some estimates, including one for the city of Algona and another for the Algona Community School District, have not been completed. According to rumors, the city will ask about the same as for 1967 while the school budget is expected to go up. Budget hearings, at which taxpayers will be heard for and against the estimates, slated so far are Aug. 2, Extension Council at the Extension office, 8p.m.; and Aug. 14, Kossuth county at the courthouse at 8 a.m. and the county board of education at the courthouse at 8 p.m. Proposed expenditures for the Extension council are up $1,689 to $26,514 and the amount to be raised by taxes up $189 to $24,514. The county proposal shows expenditures up $352,000 to $2,780, 500 (with secondary road askings at $1,650,000, or about 60 percent of the total)— and amount necessary to be raised by taxation up $30,050 to $1,297,050. Largest increases listed include General fund - $50,000; Conservation - $95,000; Poor $50,000; Roads - $150,000; State Institution - $25,000; and Voting Machines - $31,000. Decreases are found in Court Expense - $3,000; Mental Health Center - $6,000; County School $2,000; Road Clearing - $3,000; Bovine TB - $5,000; Courthouse Bonds - $30,000; and Bangs Eradication - $5,000. Generally speaking, largest increases in amounts needed by taxes are in the same funds which are being upped for 1968. The cash balance of the county is down $421,554 from the preceding year; the balance to reduce levy is up $200,950; and estimated income other than taxation up $112,500. The county board of education budget estimate shows expenditures will be up $44,439 to $87, 922, with tax asking up $6,082 to $34,415. County Supt A.M. Quintard said Friday the budget provides for a psychologist if one can be secured; funds for the county wide program for retarded children are included although the expenditures and receipts are listed; and a six-school cooperative program in the northern part of the county is also shown, although the board of education is reimbursed fully by the various districts. 3 Break-Ins, Gas Theft And Vandalism In Area Cement Truck, Errant Car In Near Miss Three break-ins, theft of gas and destruction of a mail box were investigated in this area by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst during the weekend. The break-ins occurred at the Irvington Elevator and Galbraith store Saturday night and the Starlite Drive-In Theater Sunday night. At Irvington, entrance to the building was gained by using a pry bar on the front door. Once inside, a radio, screw drivers, pliers and a flashlight were taken. At Galbraith, an attempt was made to pry open the front door and when that entrance would not budge, the building was entered through a rear window. An estimated 7-9 cartons of cigarettes and some beer was stolen. The front door of the concession stand at the Drive-In was pried open and a few cents taken. The gasoline was taken from a barrel on the Gardner farm, southeast of Burt, and the mail box at the Gene Rochleau farm south of Algona was shot full of holes with a gun. Sheriff Lindhorst reported Monday morning he had been tracing possible clues in the matters. It was also reported that Bill Droessler, justice of the peace at Bancroft, had sentenced three youths to 15 days in jail following hearings of charges there Saturday night. Antonio Gonzales, Blue Earth, was sentenced to the Humboldt jail for failing to have a driver's license; Cruz Gonzalez, Blue Earth, and Abraham Martinez, Blue Earth, were sentenced to the county jail here for possession of beer as minors. BURT - A Des Moines man, Paul Molloy, narrowly escaped serious injury Thursday evening at the intersection of 169 and the highway leading east through Burt. Molloy was driving a semi- trailer. The semi, loaded with 70,000 Ibs. of bag cement, was at the intersection when a car coming from the east made a left turn pulling out in front of the truck. Molloy swerved to miss the car which did not stop and his semi ended up in a bean field on the Merle Schwietert farm. Molloy proceeded on through the bean field intending to get back on the road through the Schwietert farm yard. However, while landing in the field the heavy load shifted, making it impossible to turn into the yard, so the truck remained in the field over night. There was just minor damage to the truck and after reshifting and reloading the cement, Molloy proceeded to New Ulm Friday. There was also some damage to the Schwietert bean crop. Investigating the accident were Patrolman Tom Cogdall, Algona and Marshal Paul Schwieger, Burt. Vote Decides Fate Of Cable New Grant For TV Here Today 'Head Start' Of $128,572 Approval of a grant for a twelve month Head Start program has been made for this area. This grant will provide Head Start classes in Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Kossuth counties. The application was made in March. The Federal cost of the program is $128,572, The local share is $23,400. It will provide a full year class for 105 preschool children from low income homes. These are children that will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 1968. This figures out at $1,447 per child. » Watermelon Feed The Algona Recreation Committee is sponsoring a watermelon feed for all members of girls' softball teams and coaches who participated during the recently ended season. It will be held this evening (Tuesday) at 7;30 p.m. at Bryant school. Voters living in Algona went to the polls today (Tuesday) to determine if a franchise for cable TV would be granted to WMT-TV of Cedar Rapids. The polls were slated to be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Those living in the first ward were to vote at the high school; second ward, Lucia Wallace school; third ward, Third Ward school; and fourth ward, City Hall. ' Similar proposals for cable TV had been defeated here three times in the past and the campaign for and against this time was quite extensive. The vote followed by about a week the announcement that KGLO-TV would install a translator here for improved reception in the entire 15-mile area. Minor Damage The carburetor of an auto caught fire about 9:17 p.m. Friday in the lot behind Tall Paul's tavern here and Algona firemen hurried to the scene to extinguish the flames. Damage was said to be slight to the vehicle.

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