The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 27, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 27, 1967
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Our Protective Evaluatiofi report on fallout arrived in the mail - as did yours, no doubt and we had an interesting time trying to figure out just what they were suggesting that we do in the matter of civil defense protection. Our basement protection factor center was "25" and our "best corner" was 35, but we couldn't find any diagram telling us where "35" was. However, it also told us to use plans A through F, and plans A through F happen to be ALL of the plans, ceiling modification, alternate modification, concrete block shelter, snack-bar shelter, tilt- up storage unit and lean-to shelter. This would indicate that probably the best thing to do would be to jack up the house and put a new basement under it, including plans A through F . ... "for quick reference hang this booklet in the corner of your basement having the best fallout protection." * * * But while the above conjurs up horrible thoughts, it was nice to read of the good fortune that came to 29-year-old Simon McHugh, who not only has as a bride a beautiful young lady who had been a secretary for LBJ but 'also found himself in a $26,000 a year job on the Subversive Activities board in Washington. The best part of this job is the fact that for the past 20 months it has had absolutely nothing to do, whicli should allow Mr. McHugh ample time for a pleasant honeymoon, and not of the subversive type, either. It's really not much of a job, but the pay is certainly good! * * * Then there was the beatnik who wore a hearing aid for three years, then found out all he needed was a haircut. Local firemen issue a little note of warning to housewives .... clothes dryers, either your own or the rented kind, generate an intense amount of heat and unless you air out the dryed clothes, they are so hot that if you whisk them from the dryer into a tightly closed container they can actually ignite from spontaneous combustion. * * * The ladies of the D. A. R. down at Pilot Rock, la., have our full support. They are opposing the location of a municipal dump, and want to make it into a park instead of a dump .... may they have better luck at Pilot Rock than we've had locally! * * * However, we will say that what witli the problems of ambulance service, budgets, sewers, hot rod drivers, etc. our city fathers have a number of other things on their minds, and the dump can maybe wait - another month or two isn't too vital. * * * We thought it was a splendid vote of confidence to have the Chief of Staff of the South Vietnam army advocate sending more American troops to Vietnam, instead of putting his own boys to work at some of the tasks that exist over there. Well, repercussions from the recently-passed tax laws which will truly squeeze the pocketbooks of lowans into a deflated position, have begun. In Des Moines, in anticipation of greater state aid, they immediately increased the school superintendent's salary, and approved a raise in plumber's pay to $5.27 an hour for work in schools .... in Urbandale the board approved a school budget with a 35 percent increase .... in West Des Moines they discarded plans for a modestly priced gym in favor a a more expensive model .... there may be a difference between a School Aid Bill, which is what the legislature passed, and a Tax Relief Bill, which is what the people wanted. * * * What is expected to be the biggest Ridiculous Days promotion in Algona's history will begin this Friday, featuring a free circus, a square dance, amusement rides, performances by the Algona Ridiculous Band, crazy costumes, a circus calliope and special bargains on goods on the sidewalks and in local stores. The circus acts will be free to everyone and will be presented five times during the two-day event. Two shows on Friday will be held at 3:30 and 9 p. m. Three performances will be given Saturday, at 11 a. m., 2 and 7:30 P. m. The main ring for the circus acts will be just north of the intersection of State and Dodge streets. Amusement rides, such as mechanical, pony and elephant rides will be given at a minimal cost during the two days. Complete details of the circus and amusement rides and sponsoring local merchants are found in an announcement on the first page of the inside section of today's Upper Des Moines. Costumed employees and em- ployers of the Algona firms will be treated to a free breakfast at a local bakery at 7 a. m. Friday. The famed Algona Ridiculous Band reportedly practiced once for the coming promotion and the group is threatening to per- form many times Friday and Saturday. A free square dance will take place Friday evening at 8:45 p. m. at the intersection of Dodge and Thorington streets. Sidewalk bargains and inside- the-store specials are being Pictures - More News - Largest Circulation offered by Algona merchants. A huge crowd is expected for the event by the Ridiculous Days committee, including Chairman Norm Christian, Joe Pomplun, Erv Wiltgen, Ed Wolf and Phil Diamond, who handled the planning and details. ESTABLISHED 1865 88 H a " e l at H' c P° slo »'« "« Algona. Iowa under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1967 M Kossuth County Fair To Salaries And 12^lonth Old Be Held Here Aug. 14-18 New Quarters luVerne Anmiof 1/1 *i,,.„,,„!, 10 u- v: : :v: : x : : : : : : : : : : : x : : : : : x:xy:yxysv:v:v:v:v:vX' •IWWI wiMUIIVlw f • August 14 through 18 will be red-letter days here. That's when the annual Kossuth County Fair, featuring all kinds of attractions this year, will hold the fort at the fairgrounds here, morning, afternoon and night. The 14th is actually entry day— but from then on, there'll be plenty for all fair-goers to see and do. There will be some judging, however, opening day, as horses will be judged at 1 p. m. and 4-H projects two hours later. Purebred swine, 4-H exhibits, floral hall exhibits, 4-H garden, poultry, rabbits and crops will be judged Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, and the first of two big stock car programs will be featured in front of the grandstand that night, beginning at 8:30 p. m. More judging, this time purebred beef heifers and baby beef in the morning, and a 4-H obedience show in the afternoon, will precede the big tractor pulling contest, always a popular event, at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday. Highlight of the Thursday program will be the annual free barbecue, sponsored by merchants and businessmen from every corner of the county, at 6 p. m. Preceding the free meal, which has always been very tasty, will be an appearance of the Shrine White Horse Patrol at 2 p. m. in front of the grandstand. The same troupe will also appear at 8 p. m. - and market lambs, purebred sheep and market swine will be judged during the day. The wind-up comes Friday, climaxed by the Kossuth County Fair Championship stock car race at 8:30 p. m., with a fine field of cars battling for a $1,000 guaranteed purse. At 8 a. m. Friday, sheep and swine will be sold - and the big baby beef sale will begin at 9 a. in. Large crowds, including many buyers, always attend the sales to bargain for the best animals grown anywhere. Gates at the fairgrounds will be open from 7 a. m. to midnight each day, with general admission prices 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children 10 to 13 years of age; and general admission to the grandstand in the averaging between $500 and $600 per pupil can't hold a candle to the average of $9,100 a year spent to train a boy in the Job Corps! * * * Last week in Algona girls' softball play, the Orioles tied for the league crown. This is quite a feat considering the Orioles lost an early-season game by the score of 94-311 Congratulations to what must be a spirited group of young ladies. * * * On a comparative basis, however, national public school costs Famous Last Line - Before you borrow money from a friend decide which you need the most, the money or the friend. evening $1 for adults and 50 cents for children five to 10 years of age. Fred Plumb of Algona is president of the Fair board and Vern McClure is secretary. A large amount of money is offered to entrants in many categories to be judged. Make plans now to attend the Kossuth County Fair. You'll be glad you did. H. A. Norman, Weil-Known Here, Passes Last rites for Helmer A. Norman, 68, well-known Algona dry cleaning employee and former co-owner of the Elk Cleaners, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Robert Lorenz officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers will be WallyHill, Richard Perry, John Norman, Harold Wibben, LaVerne Risius and Donald Olin. Mr. Norman died Monday at Park Hospital, Mason City, where he had been a patient since suffering a fractured hip in his home here a few weeks ago. Mr. Norman, son of Nels and Maria Anderson Norman, was born July 18, 1899 at Prest- holm, Sweden. He had been a resident of Algona for the past 64 years and married Ella Wibben here April 6, 1920 after serving in the armed forces during World War I. He formerly was co-owner of the Elk Cleaners with Robert Perry and both he and his wife were employed at the firm when it was sold to Wally Hill a few years ago. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Richman, Algona, and Dorothy (Mrs. Stan Pruitt), Overland Park, Kans.; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Swanson, Omaha; a brother, Alvin Norman, Everly; five grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Man Charged With OMVI In Mayor's Court Edward C. Johnson of Wesley was charged with OMVI in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week and bound over to district court. He posted $500 bond. Four other cases were also heard by the mayor. All persons were fined $10 and costs, including Dennis J. Richter, Burt, careless driving; Francis J. Vitzthum, Irvington, improper start; Thomas W. Kiscli, Bode, failing to have control; and Darrell A. Jensen, Algona, fighting. Cause Rise The Algona Community School District board of education Monday evening adopted a tentative school budget for 1967-68, which it is estimated will result in an increase of about 8 mills over the current year. This figure is an estimate only, since the exact amount of the new state "equalization aid" will not be known for several months. The estimated expenditures in the general fund for 1967-68, excluding the federal funds anticipated, will be approximately $1,173,975, which is an increase over the actual expenditures of 1966-67 of about $190,380. This increase is due mainly to the increase in teacher salary scales adopted last March, increase in the number of the teaching staff by approximately six full-time equivalent teachers and the consequent increase in teaching facilities required for these teachers. This increase in teaching staff is to care for increasing enrollment anticipated for 1967-68, including primary grade students enrolling from St. Cecelia's parochial school. This increased primary grade enrollment has been met by providing four extra classrooms for primary grades in the store building on the west side of the courthouse square, formerly occupied by Read Furniture and Watson Interiors. The estimated mlllage for all school purposes, assuming about $125,000 in new "state equalization aid", is approximately 47 mills, compared to 38.97 mills total school levy in the current year. This includes a School House Fund levy which is increased approximately 4 mills to meet the new principal and interest requirement on the bond issue of last May. Fred Diekmann, Jr., was reappointed as treasurer, to serve until July, 1968. Date for public hearing was set for August 9. A meeting was scheduled for August 4 at 5p.m., at which time the board will discuss the building expansion program. Approved were the annual financial statement, and the treasurer's report. Re-named as depository banks were The Security State Bank and the Iowa State Bank, Algona, and the Farmer's State Bank, Whittemore. School election was set for Monday, Sept. 11, at which time two members to the board will be elected. Terms of Mrs. Mel Bay and Robert Black will expire in September, 1967. .Graveside Rites Graveside rites for the stillborn infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lane, Algona, will be held at Riverview cemetery here, with McCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Cable TV Proposal Loses 878-591; severely Burned Fourth Defeat Here In Three Years Schenck Rites LUVERNE - The small 12- month-old son of the Darrell Fetts was severely burned in a fire that flashed through their trailer house Friday noon. He was rushed to the hospital at Britt and Saturday was taken to Iowa City where he is reported in good condition. Mr. Fett had his hands and arms burned when he rushed in to carry their household items out and put out the fire. Show Window Broken By Auto Tuesday An auto driven by Frances A. Goecke, 18, Algona, backed into a couple of show room windows at Schultz Bros, garage here at 1 :40 p.m. Tuesday, resulting in one broken window and another chipped, with damage estimated at $200. The auto was being backed from the gas pump area when the mishap occurred. City police investigated. At 9:15 p.m. the same night, Deputy Sheriff Don Wood was called to Wesley to investigate a 2-car mishap. • One vehicle driven by Merlin J. Mortimer, 20, Corwith, struck aparkedauto owned by the Exchange State Bank. For the fourth time in slightly more than three years, voters in Algona turned down a cable-TV franchise during a special election Tuesday. This time, the proposal, sponsored by WMT- TV, Cedar Rapids, was defeated by a margin of 287 votes. There were 591 yes votes and 878 no votes. A total of 1,473 persons went to the polls and four spoiled ballots were counted. It was the second largest turnout in the short history of cable TV elections here. By wards, the proposition lost all the way around, with the largest margin against, 257-106, coming in the third ward. In first ward, it was 314-173; second ward, 192-167; and fourth ward, 215-145. The company petitioned the city council some time ago for the right to hold a special election, and according to Burns Nugent, former Algonan and vice president of WMT, stated earlier the company would make only one attempt at obtaining the franchise. Undoubtedly, a recent announcement by KGLO-TV, Mason City, which had been contacted previously by a group of men wanting translator reception here, in whicli the Mason City station said it had laid the ground- work to install'a translator, had an affect on the balloting. The translator group also had said off the record that at least one other channel, which carries NBC programming, had indicated a definite interest in putting up a translator here, too. All involved in the translator program expect to keep busy until all three networks will be available to viewers here and within a 15- mile radius. In earlier cable elections, here's what happened. April 7, 1964, cable lost, 727-431; Nov. 3, 1964, it lost 1379-1133; and June 15, 1966, the defeat was by only 51 votes, 497-446. Is Promoted Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Schiltz, Bancroft, have received word that their son, Richard, has recently received a promotion and is now AI/C. Richard is stationed with the U.S.A.F. at Korat Air Force Base in Thailand. Licenses To Wed Three wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Richard J. Elbert and Margaret Bierstedt; Richard G. Hyman and Jane F. Vaske, July 20; and Loren Wibben and Phyllis Wallentine, July 21. To Be Held Here Friday Mrs. Elizabeth Schenck, 78, Algona resident for the past 45 years, died at St. Ann Hospital here Monday. She had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services will be held at McCullough's Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. Friday, with burial to follow at 3 p.m. at Dunhams Grove cemetery at Fayette. She was born Nov. 13,1888and was a daughter of Egbert and Cora Upton. She was an active member of the D. A. R. for many years and also active in various other organizations. She is survived by four sons, Lee L. Schenck, Algona, Paul E. Schenck, Houston, Tex., Raymond B. Schenck, Corvallis, Ore., and Jerald U. Schenck, Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Louisa Wll- letts, MarshaUtown and Alice McCoy, Washington, D. C.; two brothers, Harry Upton, Milford, and Henry Upton, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and nine grandchildren. Reunion For SCA Class Of '57 Eighteen of the original 27 members of the 1957 class at St Cecelia's Academy here held a reunion marking the 10th anniversary of graduation at Charlie's Supper Club here Saturday evening, July 22. Those present are shown in the above photo and include, front row, left to right, Etta Woodcock Reicks, Omaha; Joan Byam Hayden, Mason City; Cyrilla Schmidt Marti, Irvington; Joan Henry Gill, Minneapolis; Virginia Klein, Sexton; and Mary Ilia Erpeldmg Kisch, Algona. Back row, left to right, John Henry, Ron Buscher and Don Glaser, Winkel Algona; Don Froehlich, Sargent Bluffs; and Di ck Frizes, A^. Arleen IM Robinson Algona; Berniece Smith Seiler, Mason City; Henry Thllges, Denver; Cecil Schilmoeller, Mason City; and Ron BrE Those unable to be present were Battle Beisch Boecholt, Gilmore City; Emilie Bode Hively and Donna King, Algona; James Lichter, Durham, N.C.; Monte Pearson, Clarence; Dick Ristau! ^I'J^'^L?^^ ***** ^toda, N.C, and

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