The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 16, 1968 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 16, 1968
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The "FIRST-OMHE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . jfWotnes! TWO SECTIONS - 20 TABLOID PAGES unT tteAr f l thc postomce at under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1968 VOL 102 NO. 4 Field Assessors Begin Making Calls In County Larry Hudson, Kossuth'asses- sor, met with county field asses- _sors to discuss new laws and the '$2,500 tax credit Thursday. The meeting was the annual Kossuth Assessors' School of Instruction. The field assessors have begun their calls and according to Hudson should be done by April 1. Hudson also repeated that dog owners in Kossuth must furnish papers showing proof of vaccination of their dogs to the field assessors when they call so the dog can be legally licensed. Ray Kelly To Managership At Swanson's RAY KELLY Raymond F. Kelly, 32, has been named manager of the Swanson food store in Algona by Robert Swanson, president of Swanson Stores, Inc. Jerry Benson, who has been the store manager since the firm opened in November of 1966, has been named manager of the Swanson store in Storm Lake. He began his new position this week, and his family will move to that city when housing is located. Kelly, who has been in the grocery business 19 years, is the former manager of the National Food Store (Council Oak) prior to its closing in Algona. He joined the Swanson operation in Cherokee two years ago. Kelly is a native of Emmetsburg and Ids wife Beverly is from Waterloo. They have five children: Dianne, Antionette, Joseph, Timothy and Lisa Ann. The Kellys have purchased a home in Algona at 1302 East Elm. Bancroft Youth Suffers Burns A Bancroft youth was improving at St. Ann Hospital with second-degree burns after an accident at 5;30 p.m. Wednesday. Kenneth Schiltz, 18, has burns on his face, neck and arms. He was lighting a gas water heater for cattle when it flashed back at him, his mother said. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mariin Schiltz Qf Bancroft. Asks Refund From County In Child Case Mell A. Peterson of Los Angeles, Calif., filed suit against Kossuth county et al, defendants, in district court here this week in an attempt to obtain reimbursement for payments he claims were in excess of requirements in an expense and car matter. Mr. Peterson alleges he made payments for a son who is living at the Glenwood School to the county for the son's expense and care. Such expense is paid on a percentage basis. The Peterson petition claims sucli liability for his support terminated June 16, 1965, the result of an act of the State Legislature. He states he made payments to the county after that date, thus the claim for over-payment was filed. Mr. Peterson is a retired naval officer who was born and raised in Algona. Since his retirement he has lived in California. Mr. Peterson is asking for $1,873.05, claimed paid to the county after the deadline date. His petition also states that a claim for overpayment was filed here earlier and considered by the board of supervisors, then denied by that body. He alleges he is entitled to reimbursement in the amount sought. Two other matters were also filed. Ray's Farm Store, plaintiff, is seeking $306.37 from Franklin M. Koons, defendant, for settlement of an alleged account; and Sunray, Inc., plaintiff, is seeking settlement of a $1,027.14 promissory note from David Farrow, defendant. Elvine Bager Funeral At LuVerne Today Mrs. Eli (Elvine) Eager, 72, long-time resident of the Lu- Verne area, died Saturday in a Mason City hospital where she had been a patient since Dec. 6. Funeral services for her will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday (today) in the Evengelical Zion Lutheran church, LuVerne, with Rev. R. T. Mueller officiating. Burial is to follow at the LuVerne cemetery, with Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers are Darrel, Jerry, Robert, Richard and Harold Nielsen, Jr., and Edwin Hunt. Born in Denmark Feb. 26, 1895, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Niels Christoffersen. She married Eli Bager in Canada May 17, 1928. Survivors include her husband; a son, Elmer, Grand Lake, Colo.; a grandchild; a brother and three sisters. Her parents, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Area Teachers Set To Ask $900 Salary Boost, 1968-69 Opening For Local Stores When the smoke of battle (friendly type) had cleared from the Algona Hotel dining room here Thursday morning, night opening hours for Algona's 85 retail stores remained unchanged. So shoppers will continue to find stores ready and willing to serve them every Friday night. Balloting on the proposed switch to Monday evenings followed lengthy (and at times), rather heated discussion of the pros and cons by the 50 or 60 businessmen present. Total count showed the Monday switch favored, 24-22. However, due to a resolution passed earlier in the session a 66 percent majority was required, so the 52 percent edge wasn't enough. Almost lost in the shuffle after the interesting discussion and vote on the proposal, was a decision to hold the annual George Washington's Birthday sale again this year. It will be a 3-day promotion, Feb. 22-24, inclusive, with all participating stores to be open only Friday night. It's been a long time since so many attended a Chamber of Commerce meeting of the Retail Bureau. Undoubtedly dominating the meeting was discussion which followed an announcement by four large grocery stores. Delivered by William Dunn of Dunn's Sure Save, the statement was prepared by his firm, Hood's Super Valu, Swanson's and Fareway and its contents struck the assemblage like a bomb. After saying, "I want to congratulate this group on its quiet discussion," Mr. Dunn then said the four grocers he represented here had decided they would continue to stay open Friday nights from now on, no matter what decision was reached later by other Chamber members - and that those four stores would not be open Mondays. "Housewives seldom do their weekend grocery shopping on Monday night," said Dunn. After gracefully accepting a few well-placed barbs from some present, the grocers repeated their stand before the vote was taken. Other local businessmen who had something to say about the situation at times during the morning included Joe Pomplun, Bob Bomgaars, Tom Rich, Harold Van Allen, Chalmer Read, Ted and Jack Chrischilles, Charles Sheakley, Jay Atherton, John Levy, Wes Bartlett, Bill Conn, Royal Nold, Frank Moulton, Bill Dau, Jr., Phil Diamond, and Brail Wright. After the results of the vote had been announced, a statement from Bartlett that "I think everyone should abide by the decision," brought an amen The Monday instead of Friday night opening proposal first came to light last year and was the first time since businessmen decided to change from Saturday to Friday at least 10 years earlier that a switch had been discussed. A study committee of the Bureau, with Norm Christian, chairman, then made every effort to come up with facts pertaining to the situation here and elsewhere. Mr. Christian, who did a creditable job of maintaining law and order at the meeting, also served as chairman at the session. Delivery Van Burns After Mishap Here Autos driven by Michael J. Carpenter, 19, and Agnes F. Olson, 56, both of Bancroft, collided on the main street there Sunday at 1:30 p.m., resulting in an estimated $875 damage. The woman was charged with improper start of a parked vehicle by Patrolman Tom Cogdall who was called to investigate the mishap. Two mishaps were reported in this area Friday. The first occurred at7:10a.m. when a delivery van, owned by Richard D. Schmitt, 26, Algona, coasted down a hill on Blackford street and struck a utility pole at its intersection with Call street and burst into flames. The vehicle was parked on a hill and Mr. Schmitt was making a milk delivery when the emergency brake apparently failed. Firemen were called to extinguish the blaze and the vehicle was termed a total loss. Police investigated and said it is probable if the vehicle had not struck the pole, it might have struck the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Blanchard. An hour and 10 minutes later, a car driven by Betty L. Wagner, 26, Bode, and a semi-truck driven by Gerald J. Chromey, 24, Little Falls, Minn., collided seven miles south of Algona on highway 169. An estimated $700 damage resulted to the vehicles, according to Cogdall who investigated. The auto was headed north and the truck south when the latter passed another truck and couldn't get back in his own lane in time to avert the crash. The vehicles side-swiped, with the truck going into the ditch and the auto remaining on the highway. The truck driver was charged with meeting and failing to turn right. Teachers from 18 area cities, including Algona, in a meeting at Spencer last Thursday night, adopted a resolution which would increase the average pay per teacher in the area by $900 for the next school year. Indications were that the teachers as organized, and school boards which only a week ago adopted a guideline for future salary schedules with a base starting salary of $5646 for a B.A. degree, are likely in some cases to meet head-on when the 1968-69 salary discussions start this spring. This meeting was attended by Adolph Knobloch, Edgar Meyer and Robert Johnson of the Algona Education Assn. The resolution was: "That each school set as a minimum goal (1) a bachelor's degree base raise of nine percent, (2) the adoption of a soundly structured salary schedule which will allow a teacher with 19 years experience holding a master's degree to earn double the salary of the scheduled bachelor's degree base pay and (3) acquiring of fringe benefits suitable to each school district." The resolution, adopted after discussion of ideas and proposals by various committees in attendance, corresponds with the National Education Association (NEA) 1967-68 salary goal according to one member of the salary committee. Items discussed before adoption of the resolution included: Currently projected four to six per cent cost of living hike now being predicted by national economists, the increased social security tax and probable increase in the federal personal income tax. Members of the salary committees in the following towns attended the SEA-sponsored meeting: Spencer, Storm Lake, Spirit Lake, Estherville, Emmetsburg, Sheldon, LeMars, Sioux Center, Arnolds Park, Sutherland, Primghar, Hartley, Marcus, Everly, Royal, Sioux Valley, Algona, and Jackson, Minn. New Officers W-Bend C. of C. Installation of the new 1968 West Bend Chamber of Commerce officers took place on Thursday, Jan. 4. They were as follows: Jack Peak, president; Paul Anliker, vice president; Joan Block, secretary; and Ed Rich, treasurer. There was to be a noon luncheon meeting of all Chamber members at Al and Jack's Tuesday, Jan. 16. Art Show Sister Mary Iva, Garrigan faculty member, is displaying a variety of her art work at the Security State Bank from Jan. 5-22. Silk screening, paintings, wood and metal sculpture and copper enameling are among her works. Also Sister has on show walnut and sterling candle sticks.

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