The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 29, 1967 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 29, 1967
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by smith LETS get away from some of the major problems of the world for a while and discuss some of the minor ones. There's a group of young fellows here (8-12 years old or so) who for the past couple of weeks have suddenly put together vehicles that in my day would have been called soap box derby racers- and they've got a problem — no place to race I PLL give them a lot of credit, they have tried to race, but have met with opposition in the form of at least one person in the neighborhood who either can't stand the noise or the boys on the parking adjoining her house and a resulting official action by local gendarmes. THE latter action resulted in four of the racers (cars) being impounded by police for awhile— and loss of valuable racing time as the first day of school approached. ONLY uncomfortable chairs become antiques. The comfortable ones are worn out by a single generation. EXCEPT for the danger of one of the lads getting hurt in a possible collision with an auto (of the real variety) and maybe tearing up a very small amount of grass on the parking in question, it seems kind of silly that the call for official action ever became necessary. THERE'S no doubt about it, local stock car races attract far more fans than Little League baseball games here during the summer — and the latter are supported by city funds, so how about a little support for race drivers of the future, too? SEEMS like it ought to be possible for a street to be found here that could be blocked off for use by tliese youthful drivers— and maybe even an aduii staticsec! t h .« re during racing hours to supervise the program. There*d probably be more kids involved than there are in the summer playground morning program — and an adult is hired for that job. And, besides, they block off a busy street right in front of the swimming pool — so why not for these youthful drivers? And Fm sure an average property owner in the city would not complain about a little use of the street in their area for racing. Something to think about, isn't it? USUALLY when someone says, "Well, to make a long story short," it's too latel WHAT happened to all the plans for curb and gutter in Algona this summer? It was supposed to be constructed in lots of areas of the city, about 132 blocks I thought, but there are still many areas without it. In the meantime, some other areas of the city have been Improved with the approval of additional sanitary sewers (at great expense). The curb and gutter plan was proposed for 1966. Well, this is 1967 - and late at that - and if s still not done. Can we figure on it by 1970? AND what is the county board of supervisors going to do about any other town in Kossuth that wants help supporting ambulance service? Now that the help has been officially okayed for Algona, how can the board turn down any town that says it needs help? Titonka is already talking about such a need. How long will it be before others join the chorus? AS stated before in this column, softening of courts, especially above mayor and JP level (and in some cases, they can be included, too), cancellation of capital punishment and stupidity on the part of lawmakers, including Iowa's own Gross, Hickenlooper & Co., and words from so-called famous corrective institution heads and psychiatrists has resulted in the darndest wave of crime ever witnessed in this country. WE don't live near the riots here — thank goodness, but murders, with a variety of guns, knives (and about any other method) involved, and other serious crimes have vaulted upward percentage-wise. Our so-called lawmakers had better shape up and give courts the guts they need to get the job done in such cases or the tide will not be turned. IV s gotten to the point where if you hate your neighbor, all you have to do is kill him. It not only gets rid of him, but if you're convicted (about a 50 percent chance), without any capital punishment possible, you'll be out of the pen in less than 15 years- and ready to kill your new neighbor— if he doesn't get the idea first. PERSONALLY, we think there is so much greed, envy for what the other guy has, etc., that an unfriendly feeling exists in virtually every neighborhood in the United States nowadays. TAKING a tranquilizer doesn't relax you - it just makes you enjoy being tense. •NNHHIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIHIimilllC t Legal I — ' ' i Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1*67 Algona (la.) Upptr DM Molim-J Kids Jam Theater For Free Show STATE OF IGw'A „ oo* KOSSUTH COUNTY Notice is hereby given that by virtue of Special Execution, Sheriff's Sale, and Return directed to me from the Clerk of the District Court of Kossuth County, Iowa, on a judgment rendered in said Court on the 3rd day of August, 1967, in favor of Home Federal Savings & Loan Association, Algona, Iowa, as plaintiff, and against Charles B. Devine, Helen J. Devine, Milton G. Norton as Agent, and State of Iowa as defendants, for the sum of $15,951.59 Dollars and costs, taxed at $217.77 Dollars and accruing costs, I have levied upon the following described real property as the property of the said Charles B. Devine, Helen J. Devine, Milton G. Norton as Agent, and State of Iowa, to satisfy said execution, to wit: Lot 6 in Block 183, Call's Addition to Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, and I will proceed to sell said property, or so much thereof as may be necessary to satisfy said execution, with costs and The annual free Back to School movie, sponsored by 22 Algona business firms here last Thursday attracted a huge crowd of area youngsters-as is proven by the photo above, which was snapped prior to the second showing during the afternoon. Those who attended saw "Mr. Scoutmaster" a full length feature film - and the crowds were the largest reported since the free movie was first featured here. Many children were turned away at the door at the 1 p. m. showing, but most must have come back for the 3 p. m. feature. (UDM Newsfoto) accruing costs at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, in hand, on the llth day of September, 1967, at the North door of the Court House in Algona, in Kossuth County, Iowa, at the hour of 10:00 A. M., of said day, when and where due attendance will be given by the undersigned. Dated this 3rd day of August, 1967. Ralph W. Lindhorst Sheriff of Kossuth County, Iowa /S. Donald M. Wood, Deputy Shumway, Kelly & Fristedt, Plaintiff's Attorney (66 & 68) THE FLAG IS FLYING IN MEMORY OF S/SGT. JOHN J. DEIM WORLD WAR II - U. S. ARMY EASTLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS 708 S. Phillips — Algona Phone 295-7153 Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 Noon Sunday: 1 - 5 FARMERS! 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