The Guthrian from Guthrie Center, Iowa on September 19, 1966 · Page 1
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The Guthrian from Guthrie Center, Iowa · Page 1

Guthrie Center, Iowa
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Monday, September 19, 1966
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Your First of the Week Newspaper * * * * * * * * * * * * 8 Pages / of NEWS and PICTURES Official County Paper Guthrie Center. Iowa, 501 IS Monday, September 19, ]!)(« Volume 90 Ninnhor 18 Warren Duncan, right, manager of the Federal Land Bank office here surprised many of the persons in attendance when he announced his retirement with the agency after 31 years. Duncan has been in Guthrie Center eight years. Prior to the announcement director Arthur Phelps, Bayard, Ralph Raikes, Ashlaml, Nebraska who was guest speaker, Allen Ticknor, Exira and SIUo Sorensen, Guthrie Center, were chatting about the association's activities. · * · · * ! * * * * * 1. * Duncan Announces Retirement At Land Bank Meeting Saturday Approximately 250 members attended the annual Federal Land Bank meeting in Guthrio Center Saturday and were told the association had more than doubled in farm loans during the past eight years. The group gathering for the dinner and meeting also learned their manager Warren Duncan would retire as of Jan. 1. Duncan has been in Guthrie Center eight years and prior to that worked for the Omaha office 23 years. During the time he was in Guthrie Center loans jumped trom about two and three quarter million dollars to over'five million. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Land Bank Association. The local office was established here in 1917, Duncan said through a merger of several offices. Don Hohertz, Greenfield, and Sievert Stone, Gray, were reelected directors of the Federal Land Bank ft* the area. The local office serves farmers in the three county area of Adair, Audubon and Guthrie. Thursday Meet For ARC Group The Guthrie County Association for Retarded Children will meet in the court house on Sept. 22 at 8:00 p m for a panel discussion on special education. The public is invited to attend the meeting which will include both the local unit and members from Audubon and Adair Counties. Scranton Man Picks Perfect In FB Contest AU the marbles go to a Scranton man in this week's Guthrian football contest. For the first time in the history of the contest one man picked all 20 games correctly and ike County ADA1K-CASEY -- The first meeting of Explorer Post 106 was held Sept. 12 at the Presbyterian Church in Adair. A film strip showing opportunities in Exploring was shown and Ithe following officers were elected: Pete Fay, president; Bob Crane, vice- president; Martin Fisher, secretary; Bob Fagan, treasurer; John Ford, quartermaster; Charles Mertens and Iavid Hamilton, district representatives. BAYARD -- Harry Pulver, 72, former Bayard lumberman, died Sept. 10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after being struck toy a car. Funeral services at Ft. Lauderdale on Sept. 13. He is survived by his wife, the former Kathryn Young and two sons, Bob, of Fort Lauderdale; Joe, of Sepulveda, Calif, and a daughter, Mrs. C. S. Broneer of Burbank, Calif. YALE -- A/lc Virgil "Pete" Dodson and his brother Pfc. William (Bill) recently spent a week's leave together on the island of Malta. Pete is scheduled to return to the States in the near future from his station In Tripoli, Libya while Bill has 14 more months to serve at Kitzingen, Germany. CASEY -- Peggy Kading appeared on the Bill Riley talent show Sunday, Sept. 11 and will advance to the state fair finals. Peggy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Kading. BAYARD -- Veterans Hospital in Des Moines reported the death of Louis Buhr, 56, who succumbed Wednes- · day morning after a brief illness. Services were held Friday at the Bayard Methodist Church, Rov. Dale M. Bass officiating, with interment at the Highland cemetery. Mr. Buhr is survived by his widow, the former Ha Jean Kinnick; his mother, Mrs. Alma Buhr of Omaha; daughters Pam, Michelle, Melinda and TereM and a son, Haydn. Three brothers and a sister also survive. leceivo the total prize of will $10. He is Lyle Hutchison, Scranton. Hutchison did not have a miss on all games. He had to be almost perfect. Several others vvere on his heels as the experts warmed up the past week. No one missed more than seven games in the contest. Missing two each was Wayne Calhoon, Guthrie Center, who would have won second money if Hutchison had not picked all correctly. Third place money of $2 would have been split by Ken Smith and Mrs Barbara Kopaska, each with two misses and tied at 21 on the lie breaker. Others missing two games were Ronnie HoUar, 27, Bob Branson and Roger Underwood, each with tie breaker at 33 Thirteen persons picked all but three games correctly. Bill Springer Is Cited By NRA William F Springer, Guthric Cc-nter. Iowa has been appointed a certified pistol instructor, by the National Rifie Association of America. The ne\v instructor 'was appointed en iho basis of experience r.nd the r-uccessful completion of an extensive examination. Ho is now qualified to con- oucl classes in basic marksmanship and safe gun handling. Sprir.gcr joins the ranks of selected volunteer instructors thrcU2hout the country who donate many hours in the NRA small arms education pio^rani. The program has been in operation since 1376. No Site Established For Mental Health Center Set Deadline For Ford Kids PPK Contest Logsdon Ford again will sponsor the annual Punt, Pass and Kick contest for kids 8 to 13 in the Guthrie county arci. Leonard Logsdon icminuod kids today those eligible to participate must sign up for the contest at the Logsdon Ford bcfoie October 7. The contest will be held Saturday morning, Oct. 8 at 10 o'clock in the city park with high school coaches helping judge the competition. First, second and third place winners of the local competition will receive distinctive medals of achievement on plush velvet ribbons. Kirts will compete in their own age group. Each kid registering for the contest will receive an attractive PP K pin plus a free booklet of PP K competition lips written by stars from rosters of the Cleveland Browns, C h i c a g o Bears and Minnesota Vikings. It was pointed out that all kids must register by 5 pm Friday October 6 in order to participate in Die contest. There is no body contact involved in the competition and points will be awarded for each foot of distance the ball travels on the fly. Accuracy is a big item. Winners from this area will compete against district winners in Des Moines and top winneis theie will have an all expense trip to the NFL Pro Bowl game in Miami, Fla. Further information is available from Ron Ridpath at Iowa Electric or Logsdon Ford. Chamber Meet Tuesday Night The Guthrie Center Chamber of Commerce will meet at 7:30 p m Sept. 2C at the Iowa Electric Office at which time several committee reports will be given. Conduct Welfare Dept. Audit A r^pioscnlatixr- of the State Dcpirlmcnt of Social Welfare, Dale A Noel, is conducting a rout i n e cxiim.nation of financial lec'jrds of the Guthrie County Department ol Social Welfare. An rxaminntion of this nature is ic-gularly conducted in all county departments throughout the state. The Guthrie County Department of Social Wclfaie administers Medical Assistance tor the Aged, Old Age Assistance, Aid to Blind. Aid to Disabled and Ai:l to Dependent Children programs as well as Child Welfare Services in the county and the administration of the General Relief program under the direction of Ihc- Guthrie County Board of Supervisors. Assistance payments and other benefits distributed in Guthrie County through administration of Medical Assistance lor the Aged. Old Age Assistance, Aid to Blind, Aid to DisableJ nn Aid to Dependent Cnilren piograms alone totaled $382,937.06 for the last fiscal year ending June 30, 1966. Noel is making his headquarters in the office of the Guth- lie County Department of Social Welfare, Guthrie Center, while completing his examination. Repair Work on 25 Begins As Paving to Follow Workmen were cutting out and refilling bad places on highway 25 south of Guthrie Center last week preparatory to paving tie 35 miles from Guthrie Center to Greenfield. According to Bill Kunkle, foreman at the State Highway Commission's local facility, paving on ilie stretch from here to Highway 90 should start this week. He anticipates a four inch asphalt mat will be 'aid in two separate layers by an Illinois firm which has contracted for the job and does not anticipate completion of the stretch from No. 90 to Greenfield until next year. The project is financed by a $274,000 allocation from state tax funds. Bayard Visitors At Capitol Shown visiting with Congressman John R. Ifan«en (D-Iowa) during their recent visit to Washington, D.C. are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ault Mid thHr family. The Aulf» hail from Bayard, Iowa. Charley Nelson Charlie Nelson's 99th Birthday "Ninety-nine years young" could be the description for Charles Herbert Nelson, who reaches that age come Wednesday, Sept. 21, and who retains the- zest for l i v i n g which has been lost by many, much younger people. A t t r i b u t i n g factor is his love for people, for life, and keeping interested in world activities, as well as continuing to work. Mr. Nelson has hud u Inisy ami varied career. This Lively Elder was horn S-|it. 21, 18(7 in Canton. Ohio and moved with his family to fiiithrie County in 1872. He attended ranora Hijfli school and taught two years in the Guthrie County schools before taking :i business course in B-S Maine*. This was followed by a job in a drugf store, work he liked so well that ho enrolled at a Pharmacy course at Northwestern University. After his graduation in 18)l he returned to Outline ami operated his own drug store for 2fi years. H« thon spent I I years in the drug manufacturing business in IJrs Moines, and then returned to Guthrie Center. Nelson began doing watch repairing in his drug store when he was unable to find anyone else to do it. He has also worked in real estate and had an insurance office; has served as mayor of the city of G u t h r i c and is a past master of the Masonic Lodge. He and his late wife had one son, Robert who has been living in Miami, Fla. The above photo appeared in the Dos Moines Sunday paper in May, 1957. When Nelson was !H5 be hoarded a jet plane in DCS Moines and headed for a vacation in Miami with his son. This was his first plane ride, and he decided there was no other way to travel. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nelson will be joining "Charley" for a family dinner at noon at his home on East State Street to observe his 99th birthday. An open house is being arranged for Sunday, Sept. 25 from 2 to 5 at the family home with the Robert Nelsons as hosts for the event. Friends and relatives are invited to call during the afternoon. Problems involved in getting a community mental health center into opeiation were discussed la.-t week at a meeting of the. West Central Mental Health Center's hoiiid of dilectors in Adel. Giust speaker at the meeting w;s Dr D.Ue Cornell, psychiatrist associated with the Idano Mental Health authority at. Boise, Idaho. Cornell, who was visitmy nib birthplace in the Greenliekl area, expressed a possible inlcreit in the position as psyehiati ist -director of Uie new mental health center which will serve Guthrie, Dallas and Madison counties. Cornell stated his interest in the out patient type of treatment for the mentally ill. He dfd not make a formal application for the job. Should he apply as the director, he said he would not be available until next summer. Attending the meeting from Gulhrie county were board members Catherine Adams, county health nurse, J W Mills, Menlo, Lou Ault, Bayard and the Rev sihenefelt oi Panora. Boaid members from the three counties have visited mcntt'I health centers at Oskaloosa and Newton and received considerable information on their types t-f operation, personnel needed and probable salaries. Joe Donovan, representing l/ic Iowa Mental Health Authority, told the group as far as. a location is concerned for the center, it should not be in connection with a hospital. Donovan did tell the group it would be best to locate the center as near as possible to a hospital e q u i p p e d with emergency psychiatrist treatment as staffing would be easier if the center were located near a city. No site location has been announced but it appeais Adel and Dexter come as near as any in meeliiiL; first requirements. Mortensen's Condition Shows Improvement Mr and Mrs Larry Mortensen who were injured seriously in the car accident Sunday morning September 4 remain in Methodist hospital in Des Moines. The father of Mrs Mortensen said the couple is improving daily but will be hospitalized for some time to come. He stated Janet Mortensen has regained the use of her fingers from hand lacerations that were at first be- iievad to have fevered the ton- dons. Larry Mortensen, it was reported, is improved but may require some surgery later. Grand Jury Convenes The Guthrie County grant! jury was drawn September 8 from a roster of 12 available- names and consists of Feme I Wilson, Stuart, foreman; and members R O Nelson, Menlo; Roseno Hollar, Jefferson; Clarence Petri, Adair; Dan Donahcy, Panora; Clark Reed, Guthrie Center; and Eugene Phelps, Bayard. They will serve until November 1. The Guthrie County home was inspected September 12 by the grand jury. Feme I Wilson, foreman, reported that the home was well managed, appetizing meals served and the buildings in good condition; with the only recommendation being modernization of the men's toilet facilities. The county jail was also inspected and found to be In excellent condition. Fire Fighters Organize For Operation Edith Area firemen attending a meeting at City Hall on Sept 9 were Ted Wall, Guthrie Center; Roy Middlcton and George Ohm, Yale; Albert Booth and Rex Laughery, Bagley and Dean Hennen of Panara. Bayard, Casey, r.nd Stuart were not represented. Purpose of the meeting was presentation of Project EDITH which will be used in conjunction with Fire Prevention week beginning October 9. Committee for Project EDITH includes Ronald Ridpath, John Ley, and L X Kcelc of Guthrie Center, and Al Huppcrt of Panora. The project will be ambitions in scope a* plans are made to «how a color,'all th* county schools as well as any interested service groups, · · Reynold Hentns, Aaft Sort* Fire Mantfiai prsscmed th*pi«- gram. ; · ' ' "' 1 '' ' ' SPAPERl

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