The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1967 · Page 4
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4-Algona (la.) Upper DM Molnw Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1967 Donation To Hospital tance. Today's safety demonstration which was brought to Algona under the sponsorship of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau Insurance Co., was a part of a long- range program of traffic safety. Tentative Rites Funeral services for Nick Altman, St. Joe-Livermore area man, who died early Monday at a Ft. Dodge hospital, were tentatively set for Thursday at the Livermore Catholic church. Complete arrangements were pending at Hamilton Funeral Home here at press time. ! Funeral Pends Mrs. William Mayer, 68, rural Algona, died about 7:30 a.m. Monday at her home. Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at Hamilton Funeral Home here. Dinner Set Lloyd Loers, manager of KGLO-TV and president of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, will be featured speaker at a stockholder's luncheon meet- ing of the Algona Industrial Development Corp. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at noon at Van's Cafe here. To Flush Hydrants The Algona Municipal Utilities will be flushing water hydrants in certain areas of town Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. T. James Palmer, superintendent of the Utilities Commission, announced that the water may take on a cloudy appearance in some instances. This is not harmful, and he stressed that there is no need to be concerned. Tour Universal Universal Manufacturing hosted Algona's three men's service organizations for a series of tours through the Universal plant recently. The Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs toured the company's operations during a portion of their regular weekly luncheons as guests of Universal president Earl Lierley and his staff. KOSSUTH COUNTY'S FAVORITE NEWSPAPER The Algona Knights of fund drive Tuesday as a Columbus turned over a check for $259.18 to the St. Ann hospital result of a club project. The check was delivered by (left to right) KC's Ray Kelly and Harold Becker to fund drive chairman Harry Greenberg and secretary Grace Kouba. Becker, who heads the local KC council, expressed satisfaction with the donations received from a free smorgasbord co-sponsored by Swansons and the KC's. miles per hour can be excessive. . I r\ i Hit Algonans Return After Mrs. Joe Lowe and Mr. and Mrs. F. L. (Roy) McMahon returned last Thursday after a trip to Europe. They left Aug. 30 by plane from Mason City to Chicago and then by jet to Dublin, Ireland. Mrs. Lowe spent the entire month with relatives and friends at Dublin and made many side- trips in the area. Mr. and Mrs. McMahon joined a small touring group at London, where they visited the Tower of London, Bridge of Sighs, witnessed the traditional "Changing of the Guard" at Buckingham Palace, and other places. At Piccadilly Circus, they saw a group of "Hippies." For the most part, they were similar to those in this country, unshaven, unkempt and unwashed ; rather than the earrings and flowers in the hair, as they do here, this group was otherwise identified by wearing strings of bells about their necks. Mr. and Mrs. McMahon then went to the continent, where they toured Rotterdam and Brussels. They took a planned boat trip down the Rhine River and to Cologne. They visited and saw many castles. This is harvest time in the vineyards and they found many annual "Grape Festivals", with dancing and many types of music concerts, each area growing separate types of grapes. Their hotel suite at Lucerne, Switzerland, had a balcony from which they could view Lake Lucerne, one of the few blue lakes in the wo rid, and the snow-capped mountains. They were impressed with their visit to Innsbruch, Austria. They visited Heidelberg where they toured the university made famous in the musical production of "The Student Prince." At Venice, they were there on the night of the International Film Festival, with many celebrities in attendance. The women were extravagantly dressed and beautifully groomed, with extreme hair styles, and many of the men wore white full-dress suits. Due to a rain, they were unable to take the traditional evening tour by gondola; however they did make the tour by day, complete with the singing gondolier. At Florence, they found many of the art centers, damaged recently by floods, are still under repair, and they described the damage as unbelievable. Many artifacts are held together by temporary means, awaiting permanent restoration. Their visit in Rome coincided with the illness of His Holiness, Pope Paul, and an audience was not available. However, they visited St. Peter's and other points of interest. Mr. and Mrs. McMahon then left Rome by plane for Dublin, where they joined Mrs. Lowe and spent six days with her on a tour of south Ireland. They spent a day in Monighan county, visited the area of Mr. McMahon's relatives, and toured the general area. Mrs. McMahon was the only one of the group who kissed the famous Blarney Stone. Reaction is that they would much like to return to visit Europe another time and see many places which there was no time to see on this trip and to return to those which they had toured. Safe Driving Tests Are Held At Algona Hi "Safe driving must be made a personal habit of every motorist if the slaughter on America's highways is to be curbed," Raymond Forsythe, Assistant Safety Director of Farm Bureau Insurance Services, declared as he spoke prior to conducting driving tests at Algona High School recently. . "E xcessive speed is the greatest single cause of automqbile accidents," Mr, Forsythe said. In the demonstration which followed, he pointed out the conditions under which even 20 or 30 i» a specially equipped car. The test driver was signalled to stop by an electrically controlled detonator. As the shell was fired, the street was marked with yellow paint. A second bullet was fired as brakes were applied, and a third after the car came to a complete stop. Distances between the spots were carefully measured to determine in feet and inches how far the car travelled before the driver applied the brakes, or reaction distance, and how far the car travelled after the brakes were applied, or the braking distance. These distances combined make up the total stopping dis- Kossuth Bin Site Sale Bids: on Thursday, October 5,1967 The Kossuth County ASC County Committee will open sealed bids on a limited number of steel or aluminum bins and quonsets offered for sale at the following sites: Algona, Titonka, Fenton, LuVerne, Manna, Hobarton, Burt, Bancroft, Swea City, Lakota and Elmore. Bids will be accepted at the county office until 2:00 p.m. on October 5, I%7. Anyone interested in purchasing bins or quonsets at any of these sites may call at the county office for further information. CURTIS P. HAAHR Office Manager. Kossuth County ASCS Office 1306 North Main St., Algona, Iowa Start RIGHT... % FERTILIZE THIS CALL COLLECT 928-2610 HOURS THIS FALL: 6 A.M. UNTIL DARK CUSTOM FARM SERVICES, INC. TITONKA (la.) DIVISION Phillip P. Pfofftr — Manager

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