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H 39 46 40 32 30 50 33 30 L 31 37 30 32 23 24 31 20 15 Pre Tr. Tr. Tr. R .06 STr. 9"S ALGONA WEATHER MARCH 12 MARCH 13 MARCH 14 MARCH 15 MARCH 16 MARCH 17 MARCH 18 MARCH 19 MARCH 20 ST. ANN HOSPITAL ST. ANN HOSPITAL MARCH 12 - Dora Mitchell, Algona, medical (expired); Nona Miller, Algona, medical. MARCH 13 - Jean Marie Gisch, Algona, medical MARCH 14 - Barbara Buscher, Algona, surgery MARCH 15 - Lloyd Shirley, Algona, medical; Patricia Graham, Burt, medical; Perry Torine, Bancroft, medical (expired); Chalmer Read, Algona, surgery; Edward Hildman, Wesley, medical MARCH 16 - Helen Elbert, Irvington, medical; Henry Juchem, Algona, surgery; sister Philomena, Algona, radical. MARCH 17 - Carl Harold Peterson, Algona, medical; Joell Wilkin, Whittemore, accident; Robert Wilkin, Whittemore, accident MARCH 18 - David Huff, Algona Good Samaritan Home, medical; Diane Lappe, Bancroft, medical; Mathilda Ristau, Algona, medical ST. ANN BIRTHS MARCH 15 - Mr. and Mrs. Allan Twedt, Fenton, girl NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS James D. or Rhonda J. St. John, Algona, Brougham TT; Terry R. Sabin, Algona, '70 Yamaha' MC; Kenneth C. Brandt, Titonka, Honda MC; Steve D. Miller, Elmore, Honda MC;Rog.- er A. Stecker, Titonka, Honda MC; Arthur or Elola Kracht, Armstrong, Ford chassis cab; Arnold Motor Supply, Algona, Dodge van; Laurence J. or Hattie I. Goeke, Elmore, Chev. p/u; Eugene R. Thompson, Lone Rock, GMC Vandura Panel; Will L. or Bernadine Gerard, Titonka, Chev. Van; Leon K. Farrow, Ledyard, Ford; Alvin L. or Mary F. Rasmussen-, Algona, Ford; Egbert A. Holland, Fenton, Buick; Vernon H. or Dorothy M. Fiderlick, Lakota, Ford; Ferman A. or Imelda A. Heinen, Algona, Chev.; Edward F. or Sarah E. Brandt, Titonka, Chev.; Glen E. or Pearl H. Mino, Swea City, Ford; Irvin L. or Lillian L. Plan Swea City Youth Center Plans are underway for the opening of a youth center in Swea City. The building belonging to Clayton Angle has been rented for this purpose. It is to be redecorated and improved in the next weeks before it is opened. The youth will help with the painting and decorating. ADVANCE ALMANAC Digest of Week's NEWS Smith, Armstrong, Chev.; Thomas R. or Helen F. Ellwood, Burt, Chev.; Milton C. or Lenore E. Madison, Lone Rock, Buick; Schultz Bros., Algona, Pont.; David G. Harner, Swea City, Ford; Elwood Green, Renwick, Buick. Libia ry State Historical « Iowa City, Iowa VOL. 71 - NO. 12 - MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1971 - A1.GONA, IOWA ONE SECTION - 16 PAGES vance Weight Of Snow Causes Line And Pole Breaks NEW COURT CASES Elmer Maahs, dba Algona Grain & Feed Co., vs. Kenneth Grein, account case, $578.15; Milo Johnson, dba Murray Elevator Co., Bancroft, (five cases) vs. Paul Johnson, account case, $103.49; Robert Lynch, account i;ase, $494.70; Allen Vaske, account case, $440.80; Phil Elsbecker, account case, $641.79; and Lawrence Heyer, account case, $526.74; Lillie M. Collins, lola, Kans., vs. Directory Service Co., breach of $5,733.72; Waldo Hoaglund vs. Directory Service Co., breach of contract, $6,968.11; Uniroyal, Inc. of New Jersey, vs. Griffaw Co., Missouri, account case, $1,344.90; Jerry Zatloukal, dba Jerry and Marty's Grocery, Whittemore, vs. Harold J. Winkel, insufficient fund check and account cases; $21.84 and $200.06. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PAXSON - Eugene D. Friedrich, Algona, defective equipment, $15; Edwin F. Mino, Algona, failure to yield right of way, $10; Paul J. Ulses, Bancroft, speeding, $10; Stephen John Reding, Algona, speeding, $13; David L. McGuire, Bode, failure to display valid plates, $5; Gregory L. Thilges, Bode, failure to display valid plates, $5. MAYOR'S COURT Louis H. Lappe, Lakota, OMVI, Bond set at $350, Hearing pending; David H. Ohrtman, Fort Dodge, "'-no •••-valid-operator's-11- cense, $10; Thomas J. McCleish, Lone Rock, speeding, $9; Randall Clinton Hawkins, Algona, defective equipment, $10 - reckless driving, $25 - no operator's license, $10 - failure to stop for an emergency vehicle, $25-failure to stop for 8 stop signs, $80 and speeding 60 miles per hour in a 25 mile speed zone, $55; Steven L. Bruellman, Ottosen, failure to yield one half of roadway, $10; 2 Minors, possession of beer, $50 each; Gordon Dudding, Algona, public intoxication, $25; Douglas A. Mosher, Algona and Larry Allen Reefer, Algona, preliminary hearing, bound over to district court, $2500 bond continued. A youth council has been formed with two representatives from each class, seventh grade to senior, to help set policies and operate the center. Adults are needed to form an adult council to oversee this project. All community organizations that have an interest in the youth are invited to select a representative to be on this council. This group met March 19 to discuss further plans. You couldn't reach Algona Municipal Utilities Superintendent Jim palmer by phone Thursday because he spent the day driving around the area looking for broken electrical lines. The soggy snowfall which blew in Wednesday night and stayed all Thursday was one of the heaviest (not deepest) in years. The weight of the snow caused telephone and electric poles and wires to break. In Algona, the power line which serves the eastern part of the community as well as the new Municipal utilities building contract**:- suffered a 40-minute failure Thursday morning. A power failure also kept KLGA Radio from broadcasting. Several communities had interruptions in telephone and electric service. Fenton residents awoke to find their electric power gone, postponing the day's classes at Sentral school nearby. There was an interruption of telephone service to Whittemore and Bancroft, with Whittemore also powerless. Ira Kohl, Utilities Secretary, said the problems were greatest where the wind whipped the weighted wires together, like on the outskirts of Algona and in the rural areas. Average $389 Pay Boost For S-City Teachers Tht Swea City school board in regular sesson Monday, Mar. 8, set the salary structure for the 1971-72 school year. For torty^pro|ejssipnal...stall positions Jhe' total" payroll was' $359,234 in i97(>-7i. For next year, these same positions the payroll will be' $374,823 or an increase of 4.3 per cent. Swea city will expect to enroll about 535 students next year, or about 20 less than this year. A reduction 'in the number of teacher assignments will reduce salaries about $6,149, Income, Sales Tax Boosts Senator Wayne Keith of Algona, who represents Kossuth and Humboldt county in the state legislature, was a guest speaker in a legislative discussion that took place Wednesday night in Humboldt. Senator Keith, in answer to questions, said he did not believe the legislative intent was to curtail education in the state, but rather to re-structure the financing of education. A tax "freeze" would last only for one year, he said. He said he would support belli an increase in the sales tax and the income tax. L. L Shirley Of Algona Dies Friday Lloyd Leslie "Buster" Shirley, 65, Algona, died Friday evening at St. Ann Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the McCullough Funeral Service with Rev. Paul.H. Sohn officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery, the McCullough Funeral Service in charge of arrangements. "Buster" Shirley was born Feb. 26, 1906 at Belle Plaine, la., son of Robert and Minnie O'Hara Shirley. He was married to Lulu Waterman June* 18, 1929 at Blairstown, la. They moved to Algona from Belle Plaine in 1948. Mr. Shirley, had been employed as an accountant by the Western Buyers for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Karen Lou ofi Yellow Springs, Ohio, and a son, Donald D. Shirley, Boone, There are "two grandchildren. Two'sister^ and one brother also survive; Leslie Shirley, Cedar Rapids, Hazel, Mrs. Lloyd Kimmel, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Pauline Sniff in, also of St. Petersburg. . Pallbearers are Don Hutchison, Eugene Heimer, Terry Zwiefel, orville Garling, Marlyn Garling and Lowell Smith, A WELL - EARNED TROPHY ! Bulldogs W 4th P Fans Welcome Home Bulldogs From State Algona's Bulldogs received a tumultuous welcome home Sunday afternoon as the No. 4 team in the state Class AA meet returned to town after a tremendous state touruament showing in Des N Moines last weekend. The team and coaches, along with many carloads of Bulldog fans, were met at St. Joe, south of Algona, by proud local basketball boosters and accompanied 'back to the Algona High School building where a pep rally saluted the Bulldogs in the gym. There was very little of the disappointment left in players and fans from two straight losses Friday and Saturday. Everyone seemed to realize that this 1970-71 Bulldog team, from a school a fraction of the size of any other in the state Class AA meet, had done an amazing job in compiling a 22-3 record the year, second best in history. Two full pages of stories and pictures about the state meet can be found on pages 6 and 7 in today's paper. Concert At LuVem* The Iowa central Community College concert band will be on tour March 25-26. A concert will be presented at LuVerne High at 2 p.m. March 25, and Renwick at 10:30 a.m. March 26. Undergoes Surgery Mrs. Orville (Gladys) Thill had major surgery at Mercy Hospital in Fort Dodge on Friday. LT. GOV. JEPSEN TO SPEAK Algona To Host 400 Teachers, Tuesday <*«• 400 teachers from the North Central District of the Iowa State Education Association have registered to attend an Educational Smorgasbord to be held at the Algona High School on Tuesday, March 23 Algona Middle School guidance counselor Floyd Thies is co-chairman of the event with Don Sims of Mason City o.h Jw 6 V f et . S WUl meet for a general session a t 2 :30 p.m". *?lf ™ te , ? r ° Ugh three special mterest sessi °ns. President ± , J . S P ° lntS X* that there WU1 ta 15 different sessions in simultaneous operation and that each teacher in attendance should -Bering their pro- Many Algona teachers will assist in leading the interest TIS T ? s , e include High Scho ° l Principal E1 e in Mlen > Lynn Kueck, Jim Andersen, Larry Legore and Jim Welton. Of special interest to area school board members and the general pubhc will be a session headed by Dr. Brunsvold of the ThiS meeting is entitled Flood Threat Becomes Real Winter made a late and successful show of power in the Kossuth area, Thursday, dumping between six and eight inches of new, heavy, wet snow on residents who had been cheered by the return of robins, indicating Spring was on the way. Some schools in the area canceled all classes Thursday, while! others that started school made hasty decisions to close early. Friday, most of the schools decided to remain closed also, as state and county plows made what they hoped was their last assault of the winter on blocked highways. emergency messages via short wave radio through Ed Blair. There were some minor motor mishaps, but none of an extremely serious nature, during the storm which blew itself out along toward midnight, Thursday night. There were some winds, but not as high in velocity as areas southwest of us. In Algona, Radio Station KLGA lost its power when REC lines went out, and a portable generator was moved in from Everds Brothers to get them back on the air. Cable TV also suffered some disruption of service through power failure. AT LEAST ONE area funeral was postponed. Mail on Friday was running three to four hours late, and the Kossuth Snowmobile Ass'n again offered emerg^_ ency, volunteer service if needed. Swea City, cut off from the outside world verbally when phone lines went down, resorted - to BUT PERHAPS THE worst aftermath of the storm will be in the runoff on the East Fork of the Des Moines river and its tributaries. Prior to the storm some flooding was occuring along the river, with the usual backup beginning just north of Algona. The new snow and zero weather temporarily halted the rising flood, but as warmer weather moves in and the extra snow melt begins, there are prospects for one of the better floods of the decade. Main roads were again passable by late Friday. Most of the basketball fans headed for the state tournament were able to get to Des Moines. Iowa Lt. Governor Roger Jepsen will fly to Algona Tuesday afternoon with two or three State Senators to meet with district school education association Presidents and North Central Dis- le islature ^"^ education related buls in the Iowa Dr. R. J. Thissen Dies, Florida Dr. R. j. Thissen, retired Algona chiropractor who had been making his home with his daughter at St. Petersburg, Fla., (Mrs. Albert Soppe), died there Saturday. Funeral rites are pending here with McCullough Funeral Service in charge of local arrangements. Tentative services are scheduled tor Wednesday morning at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church. Dr. Thissen had been living with his daughter for some ten years since retirement. His offices were formerly over the s&L store.' On Washington Trip Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gerber °* ™* Algona left for Washington, D.C. Sunday, March 21, on a campaign managers membership drive sponsored by the Farm Bureau. They will be guests of the Farm Bureau Outstanding Science-Art Fair Held At Middle School ED MCGUIRE -6TH GRADE Grand Prize of the Fair "Water Purification Plant" NEARLY 500 PARENTS, friends and students attended the first annual Science-Art Fair at the Middle School (grades '6-7-8) Tuesday night. Over 50 science projects and many artworks were displayed during the two-hour show held in toe school gym. Ail first and second place winners will be allowed to go to the TWJJfEE TYPES OF MARK HUTZELL - 6TH GRADE "Best Physical Science" Display "Three Types of Electrical Circuits" tt desire ' This event is o f waiter SECOND PLACE' AWAKDS - Physical - Nuclear ,<eaotur, ', .. SUSAN MCCONNELL - 7TH GRADE Best Life Science Display "Algae - A New Hope for Posterity" Rossow; Workings of the Seismograph, Mark Payne; Life - Detergent pollution, Susan Meyers; Can Gerbils tell Colors, Bruce Kmidsen; Life Cycle aitd Cross Breeding of Flies, Ten Herbst; JJu .MouthwaKhc;; HcaJJy Kill (Jc-ruisv, Craig OVERALL VIEW OF DISPLAYS AS CROWD MILLS ABOUT HONORABLE MENTION - Physical - Crystals, Dianne Johnson; Rain Alarm, Kathy Anderson; Life - Chemicals That Can Aid Growth, Roger Pewick; A Balanced Aquarium, Maria iiacktarth; A Colony in Space, Dainiun Centegraf; Coni MjgM, ains Wine*.