Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1971 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, April 19, 1971
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Sandra Thul Of Bode To Wed MR. AND MRS. Harold Thul of Bode announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Sandra to Alan Wiemers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wiemers of Pomeroy. The wedding is planned for September 4th. 'Take 5' By TOM WALLER Expect 60 Cars, 6 5 000 Fans, Maybe Sam Hanks, Race Day THE ALGONA Chamber of Commerce, led by Tom Rich's Race Day committee, is planning for about 60 cars and 6,000 people at this year's event, June 19. The day's activities will include a style show sponsored by Sheakley's at the Middle School, afternoon quarter midget racing, a Pork Producer's barbeque for drivers, their crews and purchasers of "Host Tickets," and evening stock and spring car racing. OTHER PLANS include a public display of race cars for close- range public examination, 6,000 free souvenir programs, trophies for all winning drivers, the presence of Miss Algona and her court, and film clips of world famous auto races to be shown at the Algona Theatre. Chuck Schafer is in charge of obtaining racing banners which would appear around town a few days in advance of Race Day IT'S EARLY YET, but the committee has invited former Indianapolis 500 driver Sam Hanks to be Race Day grand marshal. Mrs. Hanks is a former LuVerne resident. Minnesota state champion driver Jim Edgington of Fairmont has also expressed interest in driving that night, but had not entered as of last Thursday. - o - BEFORE leaving the subject of driving competition, I want to mention an unusual road race which Explorer scouts from Algona took part in at Sioux City Saturday. The Explorers, as you may not have heard, are now a coed group and are sponsored by the Haae- Turner Post of the American Legion. SOME BOY and girl members from Algona drove to Sioux City for a road contest in which the idea was to arrive at a distant point at a time predicted by the group. ./. . not before and not after the predicted time. The exercise requires the correct application of mathematics and physics. St. Ann Hospital administrator Brian Gilbert accompanied the group. - o - EARTH WEEK is getting a good play in Kossuth County, with young people doing most of the work and adults supplying the needed trucks and supervision for litter pickup. One group of individuals, coordinated by Algona high students Bob Stillman and Scott Buchanan, plan to repeat a garbage collection activity which netted 11 pickup truckloads of litter last year. Their activity was the work of persons simply acting as concerned individuals rather than as a part of a group. THE GROUP participation is equally important, of course, and fortunately the willingness to help appears to be growing. On the other hand, the litter problem in Kossuth County appears to be greater since the designation of a county dump. And it is a perennial problem, despite the growing interest in cleaning up after the act There may still be more offenders than defenders. - o - WE'RE ENTERING the tornado season, a controllable form of littering. The old rules still apply and are worth repeating- to avoid the consequences of winds up to 500 miles per hour (as have been recorded on the outer edges of the circulating turbulence) lie flat in a lowareaoflandorheadfor the southwest corner of a basement. - o- THIS ALSO SE EMS to be a season for fires, like four of them in five days in the Buffalo Center area last week. Those four didn't include road ditch fires, which are illegal according to a 1962 state law. I've noticed some between Algona and Wesley on Highway 18. To be legal fires, a permit must be obtained from the Iowa pollution Control Commission of the Iowa State Department of Health. TITONKA HASN'T been troubled with Spring fires, however. In fact, the last edition of the "Titonka Topic" noted in bold tvne "9 Days Without A Fire!" Clean-Up Week For Algona Student Idea This week has been designated Clean Up Algona week by Ecology Action, a new coordinating council for several community organizations interested in doing something to improve the quality of our environment. Each day, Monday through Saturday, a different group will pick up the cans, paper and other trash from a different area. They will concentrate upon some of the more littered roads leading into town and near town. A county pickup truck has been made available for the project. To dramatize the problem of Utter and trash disposal, the loaded pickup truck will be driven through downtown Algona at 5 o'clock each evening with a police escort. - WEEK'S SCHEDULE Monday - the Girl Scouts will pick up the gravel road east of Sehultz Brothers. Tuesday - the Cub Scouts will pick up the roads, parking areas and trails of Call State Park. Wednesday - Boy Scout Troop #70 will come into town down Main Street from Highway 18. Thursday - the 4-H Club will pick up the gravel road running northeast off 169 above the Pioneer Co. plant. Friday - Garrigan High School students will pick up around Garrigan and on McGregor going east out of town. Saturday - Boy Scout Troop#71 will go from the city limits at Hall Street out to the Call State Park entrance. The Explorers, a new group sponsored by the American Legion, will pick up around the old dump and the rest of the town. - MAY TEST WELLS Other projects being planned or started by community organizations and individuals were re- ported at the Ecology Action meeting last Tuesday night. VVes Warner, Algona High School chemistry and physics teacher told of his plans with some of his students for possible testing of wells and rivers in the county for such things as coliform bacteria. Their aim is to be of some service to those interested in their water purity. - RIVER SILTING And Jim Netizel, Algona High student, said that Boy Scout Troop #71 is exploring the idea of building check dams and other erosion control devices north of town to try to stop some of the silting of the Des Moines River. They also may plant and construct wildlife habitats. - ECOLOGY PROCLAMATION- Ed Sindelar, appearing on behalf of an ecology-minded group of individuals representing several Algona organizations, asked Mayor Bill Finn to declare April 19-25 as "Earth Week 1 ' in Algona. In joining the national "Earth Week" observance, the city council agreed to allow Sindelar's group to drive a garbage-filled truck down State Street each day of the week (with police car escort). The garbage in the truck is to be collected by area youth organizations each day of the week. The State Street "parade" is designed tb call attention to local litter and pollution problems. "It isn't much, Sindelar said, "but it's a beginning." Councilman Sheridan Cook noted that the county's blacktop roads appear more heavily littered this spring than normally. The Council also discussed two ordiance violations - burning leaves in the street or along the curbing, and parking trailers or campers in front yards or along streets. Leaves are to be burned elsewhere, and the units are to be parked behind houses. -DOG LICENSES STAY- Tne Council decided to continue to charge $2 for a city dog license. The possibility of discontinuing the fee was considered in view of the fact the county also licenses dogs. New Sidewalks For 10 Blocks In City L Residents in a 10-block area of northeast Algona must install sidewalks (if they don't presently have one in good condition) by Aug. 30, according to the 1971 sidewalk program approved by the Algona City Council at its regular meeting last Wednesday night. The project, estimated to cost property owners a total of about $20,182, is the first step in a city wide program designed to improve sidewalks during the next four to five years. The initial construction area includes 8,409 running feet of sidewalk bound by the following four streets: Commercial, Main, Lucas and Diagonal. Most of the construction will be on private property (6,250 running feet), with 1,360 running feet on school property and 799 on city-owned property. If property owners haven't voluntarily installed sidewalks by Aug. 30, the city will involuntarily do it for them and assess the cost at a rate of 80 cents per square foot, to be^paid within the following seven years. All landowners living within the area were to receive a letter from the city Clerk explaining the program. United Fund Budget Meeting Is Wednesday An open meeting of the budget committee of the United Fund of Algona will be held Wednesday evening, April 21, at 7:30 Half of the world is under-fed or undernourished. Children make up a great share of that half. U.S. farmer cooperatives work vigorously to export quality products to correct this wrong. U.S. cooperatives also provide funds and technical assistance to establish farm cooperatives overseas to help foreign farmers increase food production, improve marketing facilities, and to meet their credit needs. Hunger is the enemy of freedom. Cooperatives serve people in both strong and weak nations. They help the weak master hunger. They helpthe strong remain strong. Children, wherever they may live, benefit. Hunger loses. Freedom wins. OTTOSEN CO-OP ELEVATOR Jerry Huffman, Nlgr. TITONKA CO-OP ELEVATOR Jack Stott, Mgr. FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, Bode R. L. Matheton, Mgr. FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR Curtis Lura, Mgr. IRVINGTON CO-OP ELEVATOR ____ Dennis Cumberland, Mgr. LONE ROCK CO-OP EXCHANGE __„ Lorenz Geitzenauer, Mgr. WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR Alfred Sehultz, Mgr. (Hobarton Branch) BURT CO-OP ELEVATOR Arnold Skadburg, Mgr. LEDYARD CO-OP ELEVATOR Bernard Reilly, Mgr. '^»*W i *i/X«rt,/ 1 ^' 12 - Kossufh County Advance Monday, April 19, 1971 in the Legion hall. Any organizational representative who wishes to appear before the board may do so at this time. 3 Mini Bikes, Beer, $50 Stolen From Wesley Firm Three mini-bikes valued at $300 each, between 15 and 20 cases of beer and $50 in cash was taken sometime between 2 and 7 a.m. Saturday from Al's Place in Wesley. Wesley Marshal Jack Richter discovered the break - in at 7 a.m. when he noticed the glass had been broken in the back door apparently to gain entrance to the building. Kossuth County Sheriff Eppo Bulten and Deputy David Nagel investigated. "Foreign Student Day' Swea City SWEA CITY (Special) - Today (Monday) is "Foreign Student Day" here. About 20 American Field Service foreign students are taking part in a day of visitations to Swea City's elementary and high school. The purpose is to let the students observe class- ! It Was A Rough Trip Back From Cedar Falls FOUR ALGONA ladies had a hectic Thursday, last week. Things started out peacefully enough. Mrs. Al (Henrietta) Huenhold was driving and with her were Mrs. Walter Morz, Mrs. Andy Crawford, Mrs. Dick Hurt and Mrs. Fred (Leota) Geigel. They went to Cedar Falls to attend the meeting of a church group. On the way home, Mrs. Huenhold spotted a piece of tail pipe or muffler on the highway, with traffic rather heavy, she decided to straddle the object in the road. A little farther down the highway, however, she happened to glance at her gas gauge and it showed empty. With quick thinking, she drove into a farmer's yard and just in time. Her engine quit. Then came the discovery that her gas tank was leaking. A call went in and a service truck came from Webster city to assist. The car had to be towed in, and the company sent another car to take the ladies into town. Well and good, but the driver deposited the ladies in a cafe-bar. With all cafe seats taken, the ladies had to sit down back in the bar area, where Mrs. Huenhold called Algona and told her husband to come and get them. From a church meeting to the bar area of a Webster City restaurant was quite a change and the Algona women were even invited to participate in the beverages by a well-meaning customer. They declined. At that, they were pretty lucky as it turned out. When their car passed over the tail pipe on the highway, the object ripped a hole in the gas tank and only extreme good fortune kept the dripping gas from catching on fire or exploding on the road. room procedure in the Swea City schools. Invitations were issued to foreign students attending the following area high schools: Algona, Hurt, Bancroft, Buffalo Center and Forest City. DAU'S GARAGE invites you to come in and register for a FREE Fashion Wig... FREE WIG! Simply Register III v i No Purchase Is Necessary I Five Wigs Will Be Given Away You Need Not Be Present To Win Drawing Will Be May 8. (May 9 Is Mother's Day). 3O-5O $ AH cars sold before May New or Used. We will give you a FREE FASHION WIG. VALUES Pick your new or used auto from a tremendous Spring Inventory now! NEW OLDSMOBILES and AMERICAN MOTORS CARS NOW IN STOCK! BsanaBmH^Basssi^ ALMOST ALL MODELS BUILT ARE REPRESENTED FROM A ... GREMLIN 4 PASSENGER SEDAN Cu»tom vinyl interior, white sidewalk, rear window lift- gate, back up lltei, wlndihield washer, . luggage rack wheel discs, light group, radio. ' All FOt SMCIAL SAll MUCI OP 2230 oo TO A ... 98 OLDSMOBILE LUXURY SEDAN Cruise control, air conditioning, tinted glass, white tires, stereo AM.FM radio, power trunk, door edge guards, 6 way seat, aux. floor mats, vinyl roof. WIO SKCIAl $6435.86 NOW S 5630°° You will find everything in between. Select from over 35 Value Rated, fully reconditioned used cars. Drive thru our lot daily as new trade-ins are coming in fast. DAU'S OLDSMOBILE and AMERICAN MOTORS 125 S. Dodge St. Algona, Iowa 295-5144

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