The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 27, 1967 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 27, 1967
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6—Algona (la.) Upptr D«i Molnti Thundery, July 27, 1967 Gaylord Farguad Describes Old Ridiculous Days "I cain't say's I ever had a more better bunch a fun as I done had back In Ridiculous day of •231" exclaims old-timer Gaylord Farquad, local cowhand. Gaylord was asked by an anonymous staff member to set his mind back a few years and describe Just what the whole mess was like in the good ole days. "Well sir, I remember quite a bit about the cider-sprees that kinda got us to feelin' our oats in time for all the stompirr* up and derm the main drag," Mr. Far- quad adds, scratching the ten- year growth of white fuzz on his chin. "Yep, Me and Chet an Norman, an Huck used to hang one on just fer the occasion. . .an you know how tough it was to scrounge up enuff for a few snorts of granny's cricketjuice!?! But potent.. .oh, sonny that was livin high off the hog. . .or should I say cricket?" When asked if Ridiculous Days took place about the same time of the year and if it was a two or three day occasion, Mr. Farquad answered, "Sonny boy, we made it REAL bigl We were always savin our pennies an mending our boots jist fer the ONE day of the year when we shucked our chores and rode the mares into Gonerville." "But ya know, I wish we could of had 'er a couple more days other than jist that one Saturday night! By the time we all was gettin together on the courthouse lawn, why the first thing ya know, the dadblame women came cuttin into our blackjack game an that meant trouble. "Luckily the confounded females could only keep up with us for about six miles outta town when we'd try to lose em. By golly, thatfs right, we allays ditched em at Sexton where we'd hide in the basement of the old general store till the storm blew over. "Then the whole bunch of us clodhoppers would high-tail it back to Gonerville for the annual horse pull an the corn shuckin contest. I hitched up my best team of workhorses, Jennifer and Fred, an I usually got the blue ribbon in the pulling contest. "All of the womenfolk hated to have their men outta sight for a second stfs nobody* d get to brawlin and boozin but we managed to pull the wool over their eyes every doggone time." By this time, the 166-year-old Farquad, a life-long resident of Kossuth county and former scout for the Iowa Cavalry, was "plumb tuckered out" from the exertion so this reporter meandered on in search of another scoop. With Rath Art Dept. Gary Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kelley, Algona, has accepted a position in the art department of Rath Pack, a major meat packing company with a home office in Waterloo. Kelley, a senior in commercial art at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, has gained state wide attention in past years for his outstanding ability in the art field. BUDGET ESTIMATE SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice: — The Board of Directors of Algona Community School District. Kossuth County. Iowa, will meet August 9. 1067. at 7:30 P.M.. at Algona High School. Taxpayers will be heiird for or against the following estimate of expenditures for the year beginning July 1. 1367. and ending June 30. 1968. A detailed statement of receipts and disbursements, both past and anticipated will be available at the hearing. Vaughn K. Rising. District Secretary. I 2 3 Expenditures For Year S t- ssl a •gS z «£-• u, •= >>e &"* E.S.E.A Total—General Fund (Form 60'JB) Srhoolhouse Fund— School Site .. Schoolhousc (Voted) Bonds & Interest Bldg. Contracts to in to , 1 * ~S8 >, v * 1 929923 929 923 68,405 - 10 jg 1-4 "* -28 >> V §1 GB3£94 42,907 026 501 72,901 Proposed Expenditures Estimated J 967- 1968 1 173 975 44J093) 1 218 068 171,883 202216 4 Estimated Unencumbered Balance to Apply Upon This Budget S Estimated Income Other Than Taxation ' 8 Amount Necessary to be raised by Taxation 142 453 1 031 522 11.200 32,893 11200 142453 1064415 2',i mill levy 171,883 302,216 TOTAL All Purposes .998,418 1.092,505 1.692,167 313.416 142,453 1.236,298 T«>1« Ho. 1 Distribution of General Fund Expenditure* Expenditures For Year Proposed 1065-1986 1066-1967 Expenditure! 1067-1968 Administration 54.342 64.051 72,958 Instruction 600.938 663.801 795,154 Other Education Cost 45.507 54,384 65,815 Fixed Charges 52.998 62.448 89,645 Operation & Mainl 110.559 111.137 123.233 Other Sch. Services 15.610 23.651 22.850 Community Services 10,160 11,290 14,600 Capital Outlay 30,795 28,768 33,815 Transfers 6.987 TOTAL 029,023 1,026,501 1.218.068 Table Mo. I Distribution of General Fund Reeelpli Other Than Taxation Receipts Other Than Taxation Estimated 1965-1066 1966-1967 Receipts 1967-1968 General Stale Aid 82.085 .76.453 Transportation Stale Aid -- 11.458 9.643 Special Education Aid 740 1008 Other State Aid Federal Aid 63.440 33,581 Semi-Annual Apport'mt 4,707 2.016 Military Ser. Tax Credit 5.013 Trailer Tax 2,561 Transfers 12.380 34.445 Other Receipts ".I 5.442 3.200 TOTALS 180.351 169.000 67,710 5,635 1,200 7.140 41.886 3,000 5.913 2.561 •MM 142,453 Secretary's balance July 1. 1067. GENERAL FUND Less Balance Reserved $229.199 Net Unencumbered Balance (G. F ) SCHOOLHOUSE FUND , '.."."."'". Est. tax per $1.000.00 assessed value Taxable valuation. 1968 Moneys and Credits. 1966 '..."".'. NUMBER OF PERSONS OF SCHOOL AGE 3488 X $860.00 *Tn be figured nftcr submission of iimniinl estimated Untc .ikl I nun .-I.He audilnr. - $ 240.390 ...» 229.190 ...$ 11.200 -.-$ 1,676,123 .._.$ .--.$24,407.265 .-_-» 3.621.652 — $2.302.080. tqiuil'.zntion "THE BANK THAT HAS TIME FOR YOU "' NOW. WESTERN ONANZA SALE 4< Good Thursday, Frily, Saturday & Monday SUPERVALU CHEERIOS (100Z.) WHEATIES FOR : ARMOUR'S STAR FULLY-COOKED SMOKED FULL SHANK PORTION ; Prio Th AVERAGE Foe Cost It LOWER AT lOOD'S - Day % Day. W« Inv I You To Check "' Regular Shelf BLUE BONNET MARGARINE it-- 1 1 Ib. cartons! \b. Vo. LOTTS CREEK LONGHORN 16. CHEESE Center ARMOUR'S STAR SMOKEES PICKTi-pTMENTO SLICED LOAF >+* GIANT SIZE C Ham* \b. PKG. FREEZER QUEEN BEEF STEAKS 81N PKG RUPPERT PERCH FILETS IB. TIDE POWDERED OR BROWN SUGAR ROYAL GELATIN & COMPARE MORTON HOUSE DOLE'S CRUSHED PINEAPPLE DEL MONTE CAMP BEANS TALL 14V 2 OZ. CAN FOR LARGE 14 OZ. BOTTLE FOR 16V2OZ.CAN FOR GOOD VALUE TOMATOES 303 TALL CAN FOR 1-LB. PKG. ALL FLAVORS PEPSI-COLA 6 - 12 oz. bottles (plus deposit) PINK LADY DETERGENT KOOLAID QT. PLASTIC BOTTLE WAGNER'S ORANGE OR GRAPE DRINK 4 FOR SUPER VALU ALUMINUM FOR 32 OZ. BTL. CALIF. HEAD LETTUCE 9 24 SIZE ** DEL MONTE SUNKIST VALENCIA ORANGES LARGE CAN AND FOR COOL REFRESHMENT LARGE SIZE LEMONS NEW CROP CALIF. NECTARINES MED. YELLOW 0N10 N S NEW LOAD WATERMELONS DOZ. LIQUID BLEACH CLOROX FOIL FLAV-O-RITE SHOESTRING POTATOES 25 FT. ROLL 20 OZ. PKG. SKt J^^J ^<^r ^ u SILVER JUBILEE? M fcl f Iw.v0rtt» FLAV-O-RITE ICE CREAM VANII.W in. CB.KAM 'V nma;nli1 I S FLAV-O half [gallon ALL FLAVORS DAD'S 6-PACK ! NEW NABISCO GEM MARSH COOKI ROOT BHR CALLOW DIET OR REGULAR S LEMONADE TOTINO SAUSAGE, CHEESE PIZZA 6 OZ. CAN LARGE SIZE LB. BAG ALSO COCOANUT B/lRS SUPERVALU PKGSJ ALGONA'S NATIONAL AWARD WINNING SUPERMARKET ! Thursday, July 27, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Dei Moinet-7 School— Health Exam Is Important School days arc almost here again for millions of American youngsters. With the approach of the fall lcnn, the American Medical Association reminds parents once again that there arc health and safety considerations that arc important in preparing the small fry for another nine months of studies. The A.M.A. recommends a thorough health examination for .V ;ind li-year-olds who arc starting school for the first time. Your phy- Reporter Has Talk With Jivers In California I worked my way down the dusty sagebrushed street and stuck my head in one of the hundreds of creviced adobe boxes called '-'homes". I was seeing the other half and the way they lived, and I HAD to find out what it was like for THEM back in the by-gone ridiculous days. "What cha want from us, mister ?' inquired a soil-blacked, half-naked, hunger-ravaged tot of about six years. "May I speak to your father or mother, son?' I asked diplomatically. Then I saw them. Two of the weirdest-looking freaks in the world. One, I didn't know if it was dad OR mom or either, "answered" my inquiry in some pathetically inaudible dialect. Sort of a "grroowy jiver. . . . hheeeyyddaaaddyI" "Good afternoon, sir, could I impose upon you just a few elementary questions concerning Ridiculous Days of, say 25 years ago?' "BBBaaauudddddaa . . . coma- sackie jivviee baaaaabbby," or something like that was his quaint reply. "What he means is he like don't wanna communicate it man," started the mouth of what must have been the wife and mother of this catastrophic assembly. "An like he don't make the scene with no slicked up, greased down coolie; like NEVER big daddy." Enough of this. Was I in Algona ? I checked my bearings and stumbled down the street as scores of nice, rats, flies, earthworms and kids scurried into small caverns beside me. No, this couldn't be Algona. I mean the Gonerville that I once knew was free of rats except for the exclusive area reserved for sight-seers in north Algona .. . known as "Dump Heights". "Wait a minute," I said to myself, "that sign over there says 'Haight-Ashbury .... Hippy Capital of the Universe' so how could I be in Algona, Iowa?' Okay . ... so my sonic- cycle was caught in the wrong flow of traffic and I forgot to take my sunglasses off at night .... big deal ? We all make mistakes;:;-.;and;; anyway;;...that Ridiculous Day crap is too clean- cut for a "cool guy like me, even though it IS an inviting mess I Nursing Diploma Mrs. Loryl Winter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lund of Cylinder, will be awarded a diploma from the Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn. >iiun will kimw what to do. His cAaminalioii will cover all aspects ul \rnir ihild's health, and will riuompass healing (to make certain In 1 inn hrar the teacher) and \ision (In niiikc sure he can see tin 1 blackboard). It is heller if this examination can he made, and IHKISUT immuni/ation (*ivc.'n. a few wcrks hefori 1 school starts. School hoards in some com- nuinilii's require a health exam lor l>ej;inniiiR students. Many schools also require certain ininui- ni/alions against infections disease. Your dm tor will know of the requirements in your neighborhood. Most clouors feel that lour or live thorough examinations chinni; tin- school years are siilfidcnl for heallbv \ouii('sieis. These usually are spaced at the start of the first school \ear. about the fourth j;iadc\ about the seventh f^rade, at the ninth or tenth grade, and upon uraclualicin. And. of course, il any untoward symptoms arise at any time, a \isil to the doctor is in order. A thorough examination also is important if the child is participating in school athletics. I he due Kir should be told that junior is goiue, out for football, so that he- can look lor any health problems that illicit be heightened by rough, contact sports. In the excitement of the lirst lew clays ol school, the smaller child ma) lorgel all ol the safely warnings you'\e been leaching him. Kach parent should make sure the child knows how to cross streets and inlerseilions en route lo and from school, lie should know that crossing guards are there for his protection, and obey them. Me should know about proper deportment on the school bus. He should know the rules of bicycle safely. FLATHEAD Fred Simmons needed help to bring in a 26-lb. flathead from the Iowa River this month. The 87 year old fisherman had "been hoping for a catch like this for the past 80 years of fishing." Mr. Simmons lives at Marengo. SHIFT ON OVER TO MODE 0 DAY FOR THESE AND MANY MORE RIDICULUS BUYS LINGERIE • GOWNS • PAJAMAS • ROBES SPORTSWEAR BLOUSES SHORT SETS SKIRTS WHITE UNIFORMS 108 E. STATE mode o'day ITATE f >| AIGONA

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