The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 27, 1962 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 27, 1962
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\ f - - . ' Education Cosf In Coimi|f Near 2 Million A Year u m ,-«.i»wi.»«<»*«,dkri* _ *f™«kaa^sLX ffi hifHer»e r ja» -ftrBAsy*•».•••?5ASfijS^ cost fi tota of $1,90,41 to educate 4,652 Kossuth, county pub- lie school, students during the i960- 81 School yeafVaecording to figures released by A, M. Quintafd, C&un- ty superfhtehdent of Schools, this " ; The nine public scfiool districts listed b^ Qufaitaf d comprise 724 townships withlft the county. A total of 3,406 eletnentary and 1,246 secondary students were enrolled lii the ' districts. There were 2B1 teachers hired to instruct the Students and millage levy rates rang- e'd from a low of 20.62 in the Ledyard district to a high of 43.79 m the It also cost more to educate students at Whlttemore than anywhere else in the county. Per pupil Cost was $358 for th? year. Whlttcmore had 134 resident Students and 76 tuition students in Its district, tt was necessary to employ 10 teachers so that each teacher had ortly slightly more than 13 pupils in class. , The Algona Community School District, largest in area, 149.3 townships, largest in total number of pupils, 1,512 resident and 12 tuition, largest in number of teach- per «..„ employed penditures, $6! general futtd, _. ed indebtedness, T —,---, pupil cost of $434. Of $124: sttfdent than Whittem6f& Quintard pointed out. that yer pupil cost wtfs normally dependent upon the broadness of the ewicu- lum offered in the school <ffigK and in practically all, taSranees during 1960-61 the per pupil ewl m the smaller districts far^mgner than that in the larger aMtfttM, For instance, it might cost;«i6ut the same amount of tax motley to educate 13 students in a class ; as it does 25, so the per pupil figure would be higher where the student teacher ration is small. Lowest per pupil cost in the county was in the Titonka district, where it took only $384 for a year's education for each of the 521 resident students. Next in line were Swea City, where the cost was $387 for 478 resident and 34 tuition pupils, and Lakota, where it cost $388 each for 396 resident students. The Ledyard and Whlttemore districts carry the lightest bonded indebtedness — $50,000, while Sentral's bond load ranks second to Algona as the at valuation, basis for the per pupil cost figure, shows that Algona leads in that category, also, with $18,192,721, not including monies and credits. Sentral's district, which includes 127 townships, has a tax valuation of $7,755,942, and Titonka is next with $5,763,233 and the total area of the district is 92.1 townships. The smallest district, Whittemore, 4.5 townships, has a tax valuation of $940,887. .».,., «„ The county superintendent's figures also show a total of 6,428 persons of school age, between five and 21 years, lived in the county during the 1960-61 school year - and 4,652 were enrolled in public schools. Funds for education of public school students are raised through local taxation, state aid, etc., with the largest portion of the load being carried by taxpayers living in the nine districts. It is estimated that approximately half of the general fund expenditures during the 1960-61 school year went for teachers' salaries — so the average wage of the 251 instructors was in the neighborhood of $3,925. Here Is the complete list of per pupil cost figures from each district in the county — from most reasonable up to most expensive: Titonka — $384 for 521 students. Swea City — $387 for 478 students. Lnkota — $388 for 396 students. Algona — $434 for 1512 students. Scntral — $451 for 579 students. Lcdyard — $493 for 262 students. Burt — $495 for 305 students. LuVerne — $498 for 323 students, Whittemore — $558 for 134 students. , By Russ Waller , * * ' * .' Lt. Col. John H. Gleim Jr. who > whizzed in orbit around the earth three times, modestly remarks that the "trip" was only made possible because some 30,000 other people had a hand in getting the , astronaut's flight ready. ' That is true. Bufmany of us, contemplating the 30,080 others who had a part in fitting bolts, welding plates, splicing wires, checking dials, fueling .tanks, etc. wonder if that didn't make lEhe odds all the worse against him; One person's carelessness or slow reaction time might have ended Colonel Glenn's career in a hurry, going up or coming, down or in orbit. •• • • ••••<.•," - - -. ,. . '•••''* •'* . . * Now as to Glenn's "pay" in a day and age when everything is "wage and hour' ; ' and "overtime" and similar modern innovations in the life of business and labor activity. Glenn, with 18 years of service, receives a base pay and allowances of \ $1,149.68 including ''flight pay"- of $245. Without the flight pay his monthly income would be $904 net, before deductions. And they deduct from an astronaut just like everyone else. , : .. ' :.'.."». ,'* • But ah astronaut is required to i log'/.-fourx hours of "flight time" each month to receive the extra flight pay,of $245 for the month. In Colonel Glenn's case for the month of February he has completed his flight time. Now — who wants to trade places with him? : ' ' ..'- * ': * ., ':* Glenn logged, four hours and 50 ninutes in .space; Nayy Lt; Cmdr. Shepard and Air Force Captain Grissom logged only 15 minutes in their space^ flights. The latter two did not lo,g enough flight time to earn flight pay. ^ jjloine* ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered M cliuii cutter at th« portofflc* «t Algon*. under Art ot ContfriM of Starch a, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1962 2 SECTIONS - 14 PAGES VOL 99 - NO. 8 Golden Wedding Of Tony Jandls Sunday, March 4 Children of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ja'ndl .are holding Open House for their parents, on their Golden Wedding anniversary, March 4, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at their farm home near Titonka. No invitations are being sent, but all friends and relatives are invited to attend. OMVI Plea Is Reversed In 1st ricf Court ;>»» .1: • . vi-' IJ *•••'"• t '•'•' '.. ;lt hasxbeen .estimated.' "that including cost of previous sub-orbital flights, which might be called a prelude to the three-time orbit, about one billion dollars has been invested in making the three-time orbit. This does hot include costs of ordinary missile and rocket firing exercises of a military nature, just the "man-in-space" event. But the space programs now either on the drawing boards or in actual production will cost about 10 billion dollars more.-Five more orbital missions are planned for 1962, four to be identical with Glenn's, and one of 18 orbits. * • • Two other major projects In the making are Project Nova, the building of a rocket for a flight to the Moon, and Project Apollo a plan to not only send a rocket to the moon but to land there as well And last but not least, the present propulsion plan is for a vehicle ii space to approach' the speed o 186,000 miles per second, a speed which the eye could not follow. And with that, we'll come back to earth! • • * Over at Emmetsburg a new arrival in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Stegman Is John Everett Stegman. The daddy is news editor of the Emmetsburg papers; and one of the sets of grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Everett Garjbett of Algona — hence the "Everett" in the new arrival's name. Cigars, Grandpa? ( Maybe one of the reasons the Russians have made inroads in some other countries is the fact that they have so few "good-will" ambassadors traveling the globe. Hence fewer arguments! We noted with extreme Interest a news release from Farm Economist Marvin Skadberg of Iowa State University, which says tha despite ft reduction in the 1961 corn crop there is still carryover of 78 million tons under seal, which is 7 million tons below the carryover of a year ago. This would certainly indicate that the 1961 feed grain program DID help to . reduce the surplus. About 15 mil lion tons less feed grain was grown iKl than in 1960. Be foresees a year of heavy feed use in 1962 Given another year or two of tw same equivalent control, and sup ply and demand might yet come Jn balance. ^ 9 Philosophy of the Week -- "Tro phles and newspaper clipping look better with 8 green back ground" -^Feller Line — The the bigger Jake Teuscher, Algona Dies; Funeral Held Jacob "Jake'' Teuscher, 92, well- mown former custodian of the Cossuth county fan-grounds here, died Wednesday, Feb. 21 in a Cher- >kee hospital; t Funeral 'services for Mr. Teus•her were held Friday in McCul- oiigh's Funeral Chapel with Rev. tfyrpn. Brpwer, Presbyterian min- ster, officiating- Burial followed at the LuVerne cemetery. :^i\I. :«,'; "Born 'May;49;ttB69<lfrTJvinterhelr, Svtftzerland," Jacob ? Teuscher was he'spn of Chris and Barbara Teuscher. He came to this country qt the; age of i9 and settled at Monroe, Wise, where he was employed, in a cheese factory for a num- )er of years. He joined the Friends Reformed church there. He later moved to LuVerne where he purchased a farm and lived for many years until he retired from farming and moved to Algona. His wife was the former Fannie Baumgartner and they had no children.-Mr. Teuscher followed the mason trade here for a while, then served as county fair custodian until ill health forced him to retire. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, David and William, and a sister, Lena. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Katherine Stuckey, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, several nieces and nephews. x Newcomers Met Newcomers club met Feb. 20 in the Colonial Room at Hotel Algona. Cards were played and high win- er at bridge was Deanna Cogdall, igh in 500 was Bea Beisell and Doris Soderstrum won the door rize. The next meeting will be rtarch 20 at. Van's Cafe with the Newcomers guests of the sorori- ies. Bernard Borshers withdrew a not guilty plea and entered a written plea of guilty to a charge of OMVI in district court here this week and was fined $300 and costs. His driver's license was revoked and appeal bond set at $500. An order allowing fees was issued; Myrtle Dau Jones, plaintiff, and Clarence H. Dau, Joe G. and Lois Miller, defendants. The referee in the matter was ordered to pay a total of $16?2 attorney's fees, $1622 referee's fees, $45 appraisers' fees and $63 for a furnace repair. Phyllis Struthers was granted'a divorce from Frederick Struthers and given custody of four minor children. The defendant was ordered to pay $50 per month per child for support and was given reasonable visitation rights. In another recent divorce matter; Marlene F,.Bloom, plaintiff, wa§ granted custody of two minor boys, $75 per month support for each child and' $100, per,- ; monlJh|^limpnyi Defendantiwas Charles!|V >r Blb6n| • and 4ie'was 1 given, visitation rlghtst Eldon 'Dontje,- : plaintBfv 1 ' seejcf judgement for $1,741.90 from Donald H. Berkland, defendant, for dead-pigs, veterinary fees and other expenses as a result of a purchase of 142 feeder pigs. According to the petition, the defendant delivered the pigs to the plaintiff Dec. 30, 1961 and allegedly told the plaintiff the animals were free of disease and healthy. A total of 86 pigs died after the first one died Jan. 5, 1962. Audrey Smith, plaintiff, is seeking a divorce from Francis Smith, defendant, in another new case filed. The Smiths were married here April 23, 1954 and separated Feb. 10, 1962. Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged and the plaintiff seeks custody of four minor children, plus $25 per month child support for each of the children. Two charges of false drawing and uttering a check were filed against L. W. Wynkoop after he waived preliminary hearing in Justice Delia Welter's court here. The man allegedly passed checks in the amounts of $27.80 and $25.20 at Burt. Bond in each charge was set at $500, Breaks Arm Again Lone Rock — Susan Blanchard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Blanchard, fell in the gymnasium while playing Tuesday and fractured her right arm. It is the second time jntracts In $110,684 nicipal Plant Expansion • _______ »• ii t . J There's No Escape From Deep Snow * .. __. .__,«, „,---,- - .^ r,--^—«-"rr'—''""StSj£S I UraBaBI Algona Sales Tax Takes Big Jump In 3rd Quarter b compared to the 2nd quarter of 1960, bounced back with a venge- Re SnVparatlve slles taxes for the 3rd quarter of last year, percent Increase in sales tax paid bv far the highest in the area of North Iowa. y 'JocS bSess men pretty well agreed tha the unusually high oercentage of gain shown in the figures below left them puzzled. Some were of & opinion that some of the second quarter payments must K slipped over into the third quarter record o totals which would Save cut clown the second quarter and unequally boosted the third qU8 However the third quarter sales tax records released by the Iowa Tax cSs'sion are alfollows, and most North Iowa communities show substantial Increpes over the preceding year. Town Algona Britt Clear Lake 6158 Emmetsburg %°< Estherville W» Forest City 2930 Garner ™*> Hampton 4501 Hvjmboldt Sheldon Spencer SpiritLake. SformLake 1960 60,880 20,335 48,839 36,509 64,097 27,750 22,872 56,817 46,333 109,219 35,164 84,285 1961 71,513 20,287 52,098 41,407 67,966 27,422 25,106 60,278 55,856 49,660 120,317 Percen 17. 87,607 6.6 13.4 6.0 -1,1 9.7 6.1 3.6 7.1 10.0 3.1 3.9 ISAtGarrigan Win Way To Speech Finals Fifteen Superior ratings were awarded students of Garrigan high in the district contest of the owa High School Speech Associa- ion, at Clarion, Saturday, Feb. 24. The ratings were as follows: oratorical declamation, Michele Casel; humorous declamation, Alice Arndorfer; dramatic declamation, Jeanne Nelson and Patricia Bray; radio speaking, Joan Campbell; original oratory, Faith Mertz, Daniel Bray, and Elizabeth Lichter; public address, James Walker and Anita Nurre; extemporaneous, Eileen O'Brien and Slizabeth Bray; interpretive poetry, Elaine Bruch; interpretive irose, Victoria Bradley and Jeanne Nelson, The above students will enter the State Contest on March 23 and 24 at Fort Podge. Receiving excellent ratings at the same contest were the following: Constance ' Cassel, Richard Loebig, Gerald Bradley, Gerald Miller, Susan Bode, Kathleen Bes- tenlehner, Jeannette Stetzel, Mary Kay Barry, Bernadette Hilbert, Agnes Sigsbee, Rosemary Gisch and Mary Reilly. Hurt In Fall On Ice, Burt Burt — Icy streets and sidewalks caused the third casualty in a week when street commissioner Ralph Johnston slipped on ice when stepping down from the city maintainer. He suffered a sprained, ankle and foot. On Tuesday evening of week Mrs. Harold Martin fell on ice breaking her knee cap, several . .7 ^*— i »»__ LL f»iiwvnnr days later Lulu Here's a little different view of Algona's over-supply of late-winter snow -as seen from the top of the 145 foot Farmers Elevator on South Phillins street last Thursday afternoon. . With the exception of bare trees and portions of some roofs in the nitv evervthine else is white and quite deep. Clty Among landmarks that can be picked rtftoto^«*a* Athletic Park (large white area in center of photo), the North Western and Aleona Produce (upper right) with a train makmg its way over the snow clogged tracks, St. Cecelia's Catholic church (right denfer) and PhS stiUt, shooting diagonally from lower center snowpelted the area practically every day during the past wee Sow Soval units were kept busy on county roads highways and streets in an attempt to keep traffic moving. (UDM Newsfoto Engraving) ' _ _ ___ E. B. Smith, U.S. Senate Candidate, Speaks Here wright wrist. E. B. Smith, Democratic candidate for nomination a,s U. S. Senator from Iowa, was a guest speaker at a meeting of Democratic Women, Friday afternoon, at the Algona Country Club. He discussed the question of American security and the cold war, and other topics on a national level. Mr. Smith is a faculty member, now on leave, from the staff at Iowa State University, Ames. .This is his first political venture. Friday evening he was a guest at a county American Legion gathering held at Swea City. The Democratic candidate is a professor of history at Iowa State. He served 4V4 years in the U. S. Navy, and two years with the U. S. Information Service in Japan following wwn. He allied himself solidly behind the major points in President Kennedy's domestic program, as well as his handling of foreign affairs. Smith said that several years ago, when another Iowa State professor, Bill Murray, was a candidate for governor of Iowa on the Republican ticket, Murray asked Smith to take over his Sunday School class. This Smith did. Now he added, he has asked Murray to take back his class while he Smith, enters the political arena. J|r. Smith received a cordial re- I ception and made an excellent im- pression on his audience and local contacts. He and Don Murray, Democratic candidate for Congress from the 6th district, were also on a speaking program at Lake City, Saturday evening. Woman Winner In Hog Guessing Mrs. Virgil Jennings, rural Algona, was the successful guesser on the weight of a hog penned from Thursday through Monday at the Joe Bradley Equipment here in conjunction with their Spring Firestone Days, Her guess was 228 Ibs. The hog actually weighed in at 228 Ibs. on Monday. It was sold and brought a premium price as a meat-type hog. There were 407 guesses in the contest. Speech Winner Dr. L. L. Snyder of Algona won the speech contest with a talk entitled "The Meaning of Easter" at a meeting of the Algona Toastmasters Club at the Johnson House here Monday night. Dr. Snyder will School Merger Plans Held Up By Snow Storms The proposed merger of the Algona and Whittemore school districts has been delayed somewhat, according to County Supt. of Schools A. M. Quintard, by, of all things, snow. Petitions, which will be filed with the county supt. soon, were slated to be in his office by Feb. 23. However, some of the persons circulating the petitions were unable to make their rounds in an attempt to get the necessary signatures due to the snowbound roads. The petitions will undoubtedly be completed this week and turned in. When the petitions arrive here, a date for an open hearing by the county school board will be set up. At that time, objections to the proposal may be heard. The 149 township Algona district, the 4.5 Whittemore district and a connecting 80-acre tract owned by the Earl Elbert family are involved in the proposed reorganization. Discussion of a possible merger of Algona and Whittemore districts followed the announcement by the state board of instruction that the high school at Whittemore would not be able to operate after the present school year. Enrollment, kindergarten through 12th grade, at Whittemore is 93 students. If all goes well after the petitions are presented, an election will be held in the areas involved, followed by an election of a new school board, if the plan is accepted. It would then be possible for the reorganization to be completed in time for the 1962-63 school year. Relative III Mrs. Will Winter received word that her brother-in-law, Nels Benjamin is very ill in Ark. Sadie Denton, Titonka left last week New Lines And Substation To Be Built Contracts totaling $110,684.89 for construction of transmission lines, ; a substation and addition to the basement of the present electric light plant here, were let Monday noon by the Municipal Utilitlea board. / Successful bidders, determined when bids were officially opened at a meeting here Friday night, are North Central Line Service, Alta, transmission; Itae,, $34,230,89; 8Utlo'n :: 8^tructl8id-;.Bn'^iyft^8*M.,' , and wiring, $72;oOO;- and Ready- Mix Concrete and Lumber* Algona, i basement addition, $4,454. ' Work on the project will begin as soon as possible, according to T. James Palmer, superintendent. The transmission line construe- tion will consist of approximately 3.8 miles of 69,000 volt no. 4/0 aluminum transmission line, which will be initially operated at 34,500 volts. The substation will be complete, and constructed northeast of the present city light plant. The contract is for everything needed, including structure foundations, switching facilities and transfer, mer to be connected for initial op« eration at 33,500 volts. The switchgear and-wiring includes five new sections of interior control board and four sections of new outdoor 15,000 volt enclosed swltchgear, conduits, ducts and cables, etc. The power plant building improvements will consist mainly of a new reinforced concrete basement addition, approximately 12 x 16 feet and minor modifications in the existing plant building. The addition will be attached to the east wall of the basement. The transmission line and basement addition are to be completed 90 days after construction begins and the rest of the work is to be done within 150 days. Two Juveniles Sentenced For Break-Ins Here It was the decision of Juvenile court here this week to sentence Lwo 17-year old Algona youths to he training school at Eldora fol- owing a hearing of breaking and entering charges. The two were :hen placed on probation. The pair admitted to local policemen that they had broken into the laundromat on South Phillips street here Saturday and Sunday nights, Feb. 17-18. Neither of the boys attends school here. During the break-ins they took an estimated $80 in change from two change machines in the establishment. A small amount of the money was found on them when they were apprehended by police officers. The machines were pried open and change taken. Wedding Licenses Two wedding licenses were Issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to the following couples: Dean D. Borer and Delores A. Miller, Feb. 23; and Ivan Mader and Alice Reding, Feb. 26.

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