Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 1, 1966 · Page 1
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Council to study new TV proposal An informal group of Algon-, would not have to install a new ians appeared before the city antenna. Those who do not have council Wednesday night to ask Jan UHF antenna have to have the council to investigate the one with a set that receives possibilities of a muniopally operated translator antenna system. This is different than the cable system which has lost three times in elections here. The cable was an individual system in which the homeowner paid a monthly charge for service via cable to his house. Under this system the city would own the system and it would pick up and rebroadcast signals through the UHF chan nels. There would be no charge to anyone except that there would be a tax on property to install the system and to operate it. The translator system is a low power repeated. It picks up the signal and rebroadcasts thru on UHF. All sets sold within the past few years have had to have the adaptor for UHF and only the older sets would have to be converted. The translator would not interfere with reception of Mankato or other stations on VHF which come in good now The cost of a new antenna is from $5 to $20 depending on the distance from the tower if the set must be converted. The men estimated the first cost to build would be a property tax on a $15,000 home of abou $40.50 the first year and abou $2.83 annually after that. The K & M company has in stalled some 150 of these trans lator stations including Fair mont, Blue Earth, Spencer, Man kato and Iowa City. The counci was invited to get to Fairmont t unused UHF channels and any- ( check reception there. Fairmont one can get the service. It has has both cable and the transla- Alflonq Koiiiith County Btato Historical City, Iowa Entered as second clow mott«, Dte. 1, 190S, «H Al«drt«. »OWO. 50*11 under Act of Comreu March L 1S79 VOL, 66-NO. 60 MONDAY, AUG. 1, 1W* - ALOONA, IOWA - ONE SECTION - 6 PAGES Man kilted in truck crash Queen an effective range of about 10 tor systems, miles. Representatives of the K & M Electronics Co., of Minneapolis, explained the system to the council. The initial cost would be around $70,000 which would include the first year's operation cost. After that the annual cost to the city was estimated at at around $3,800. The plan at present would bring in channel 5, Ames channel 3, Mason City and channel 10, Rochester, to give service on all three networks. Additional channels could be added in the future at a cost of about $16,000. With the networks going to color shows the translator system would bring in color much better than Algona receives at present. The tower would be about 400 feet high. The operation is under Federal Communications Commission control and re quires also Federal Aviation approval as to location to avoid conflict with airports. PEOPLE WHO HAVE an an tenna to get Fort Dodge now The informal group recently named Dick Godfredson, Chairman and Albert Van Buren and Dr. J. B. Harris as co-chairmen. Others at meetings included lenn Graham, Don Clapsaddle, Harold Nelson, Al Sage, Robert Russell, Tom Rich, Clayton Pittman, Kenneth Harris, Dewey Skilling, Harvey Reid, Leighton Misbach, Leo Cassell, Paul Haver ly, Bud Anderson, Jim Modrell, Dr. Wm. Clegg, Orville Duncan, Ray Gilbert, Wes Bartlett, and Dr. LeRoy Strohman. The council took the proposition under advisement and is investigating procedure. It is believed a bond issue would be necessary and City Attorney Russ Buchanan is studying the legal requirements. Under FCC rules such stations can not change the program or content coming in. It must be picked up and sent out exactly as it comes in. At present some stations pick up, for instance, the Johnny Carson night show, and put in local commercials often interfering with the show's content. This would not happen if the translator system was used. Coffot Break case ... If Ladybird didn't want LBJ to eat his pie in 4 bites in Iowa, she could have cut it up in smaller pieces for him. . . . Whet bothers our Aunt Daisy Ankeny as her 100th birthday approaches is that people might think she's older than the town of Ankeny. ... How did college football get itself enmeshed in such stubborn red tape that an SUI-ISU game can't be scheduled much before the year 2000 A. D.? * * * We had a midnight warm water swim at Lake Okoboji lightly clad. (No moon.) It reminded us of the time long ago a DM sportsman across the lake got a hunch a nude swim was in flux at our dock. He arrived within 20 minutes and stood at the ladder peering at people. (And now he has seen the President swim nude at the White House. Thrilled him less.) * * * Which American bottler will be first to make genuine ginger beer by the English recipe? Nonalcoholic, it makes ordinary gin or ale taste flat. Many lowans prefer it to 70-eent highballs, and the imported cans cost only 39c. Oddly enuf, it contains plenty of ginger. Many an Iowa grocery sells it. * * * * * How many young fathers dream that day-dream of a tiger in their backyard menacing defensless cherubs, and of defending them herocially with a fragile kitchen chair? Or an escaped lion from a Singling circus? Better keep a loaf rake handy. You nover know. * * * Invitation to skilled and witty Iowa 4-line poets: Why not immortalize your town, your neighbors or yourself with a shori humorous verse? For the truly excellent ones I'll send a prize autographed hook frojn. my 5,000 volume library. (I think witty poet deserves more prizes from Augustana in S. Dakota, who adorn the Gaslight Theater with rip-snorting melodrama, at the old Central Ballroom. Male collegians, too, & they all seem reasonably well-fed. LINDA HOEPPNER, 18, rura Lakota, was crowned Miss Swe City in ceremonies held We< nesday at the school grounds i Swea City, highlighting the festivities of the Swea City Fair. She competed with seven other girls for the title. Her talent was a reading entitled "I Am An American" for which she dressed as Uncle Sam and spoke with a background of patriotic music. Linda is a 1966 graduate of the Lakota Consolidated School and plans to attend the university at Ames this fall. Algona city council meets Wednesday night The Algona city council mei Thursday evening at City Hal in regular session. on parked car filed in court A petition asking $27,500 in damages was filed in district court last weekend by Albert Johnson against George Merrdn According to the peition the Perron car was parked on the blacktop road running east and west at five miles west of Ti tonka, January 15, 1965, at ?10 p.m. Johonson's petition says th station wagon operated by Rus sell Kaufman when the Kaufman wagon ran into the Tear of th parked Merron car. -; Johnson's petition says t l he parking was illegal because fhe car was on the highway, ,did not leave 20 feet of clear passing roadway, and was parked without lights. He asks $27,500 for damages which are not listed in the petition. «ffffsn~ "» i *»n^<a.\ Delayed bulletin from the Iowa Lakes: You no longer become a lake hero by posing gracefully behind a speedboat on a wide, heavy tow-board or "surfboard" ... To join the To join the pepsi-generation you must be towed on skis. Preferably on only one ski; & that's trickier. Ringsted man knocked out by hot wire Ringsted — A Ringsted man is in Estherville hospital after he came in contact with a hot electric wire Wednesday while painting a barn. ' •--.• -**•* Jerry Hansen 21, son of the August Hansens of rural Ring- sed, was standing on an aluminum ladder and painting the barn on his parents' farm when the accident occured. His father, who was in the This is what remains of the truck in which Douglas Guerdet, 30, Armstrong, was killed Friday at 2:10 p.m. on Highway 9 near Armstrong. The truck was struck from behind by a semi-truck driven by Donald Bates, 39, Spencer. It veered off the road to the south and crashed through a fence and some 200 feet of corn before it stopped. Guerdet was pinned in the cab. Photo courtesy of Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Rains don't hamper fair at Swea City More than 2'/a inches of rain interrupted activities Tuesday at the opening of the Swea City Fair. Judging of 4-H and FFA had farm yard, noticed something! just been completed when the wrong and pulled the main 'downpour began. As the heaw switch. Hansen fell unconscious r ain continued, water began to Several interested residents of Algona presented to the council a proposal for a television Translator system for the city and surrounding area. The proposal was made by a Minneapolis firm, K & M Electronics Co., and after considerable discussion it was moved and seconded that the council further investigate the proposal. John Schimmel, 509 W. Col- You can say that again: Art is rampant at the Iowa Lakes. You can see all sorts, & at phenomenal prices, too. . . . Phenomenal low prices & phenomenal high prices. Modern abstract schmalz & realistic It's obvious that many natural schmalz. born farm-hands & day-laborers A clerks want to be artists. And why not? You can't blame them. to the ground and was taken to the hospital in Esthervile, shortly after 4:30 p.m. He is reported to be resting comfortably. Algona girl to be Papal volunteer Jo Ellen Milder, daughter of ., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Milder, left lege, came before the council Saturday, July 30, for San An- concerning storm sewers in the , tonio Tex t wn ere she will bj- gin her training as a Lay Extension Volunteer, the domestic rise in the Mino building on the north edge of the business district, on Highway 9. A foot of water stood in the building by 1 p.m., and the animals in the livestock exhibits had to be removed. The rain put an end to the tractor pulling contest, but youngsters found enjoyment in shedding their shoes and socks and wading in the high water that ran over sidewalks and streets. While watching the children "We can have a fair anytime, but we need the rain today." Wednesday the 4-H and floral exhibits opened in the Legion hall, and the Midway rides were in full swing. . Spectators reported Tuesday that this was the,first time the fair had been rained out, but by 5 p.m. the sun came through and the crowds flocked -back. 4-H and FFA livestock participants were grateful that the rains held otf until the judging was over, for many hours had been spent in the grooming of hogs, sheep, baby beeves, dairy cattle and horses for the fair. For many of the younger per sons • showing livestock, the southwest part of the city. Class C beer permits granted to the Diagonal Groc- branch of the Papal Volunteers Swea City fail- served as a valuable experience in preparatioi for the Kossuth 'County fair' to be held the second week ir August. Results of Tuesday's livestock judging were: Showmanship Harvey Work, Jr.; Dairy Cattle Harvey Work', Jr.; Angus Cattle Douglas Johnson, Swea City; and Horses, David Tokheim. Tuesday evening a square dance was held on the north end Order stays naming of new judge play one farmer commented, ' of the Swea City Main Street. Judge Jos.. P... Hand, Emmetsburg, Friday issued an order prohibiting either Governor Hughes or Chief Justice Garfield .from naming a new judge. The stay order is also binding if the case is appealed. Murray Underwood'; Spencer, and Joseph Hanson, Emmetsburg, were nominated by the commission, the lay members of which challenged the result in a hearing held last week Monday. Another break-in reported Saturday About $30 was taken from the Elk Cleaners sometime Friday evening or early Saturday morning. The doors had been checked by police on their routine rounds in the business district. There were no visible signs of entry by force, and it is assumed that entry was gained by a window. Truck goes in ditch when hit from behind A crash early Friday morning involving .two, .trucks took the life of ,,an Armstrong area arm- er, Douglas Leo Guerdetj 30. , ' • The fatality occurred at 2:10 a.m. on Highway 9 some three niiles past of Armstrong when; a semi-trailer : truck driven by Donald Bates, 39, Spencer, struck the rear of the Guerdet truck, pushing the box into the cab. Guerdet was pinned in the cab of the truck which went into a cornfield on the south side of the highway. The semi remained on the highway, with $liQOO damage to its cab. The driver was not injured. Guerdet's, machine was a total loss. J . No charges have been filed by investigating authorities. Funeral services are pending at St. Mary's Catholic church in Armstrong. The Furham funeral home is in charge of arrangements. ; Survivors include his wife, a son, Kevin, and three daughters, Debra, Patricia and Bonnie. Others are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Guerdet, Armstrong, two brothers, a sister, and grandfather, An tone Guerdet, a resident of the Holy Family hospital in Estherville. He was proceeded in death by a daughter, Anita, who died July 2 of this year. James Rode is •!*"* ' ' f award recipient James A. Rode of Tttonka has recently been named a recipient of an Educational Opportunity rant for the 1966-67 academic year. > The Educational Opportunity rant created by the Higher Education Act of 1965 is the only grant program offered by Mankato State college. It is a scholarship grant financed by the Federal Government and is not repaid by the student. The grants may vary from $200 to $800 annually and to receive this grant a student must show promise of succeeding in college. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rode of rural Titonka. He is a 1965 graduate of Titonka Cons. School and will be a junior majoring in English and German. and medals halfbacks. than athletes and * * * You run into college typ* «c tresses in ivory cafe § bistro a th* lakes. Mostly from Stephen €011999 in Missouri (th* ox hangar's summer theater's) I played pitch & putt golf at the Lakes, & 1 thought I won, with several threes. But my opponent argues that he won, because he began with 3 balls & wound up with four . .. I played also on the regular nks, athrob with elderly people >n motorized carts. For a While ur group seemed to be the mly people playing virile golf on foot. * * * One of my sons reminds me hat once I tried to interest hem (& my son-in-law) in operating a chain of Iowa weeklies, Several might have been within reach of the Iowa lakes, & we might have lived in lakeshore cottages . . . But all the weeklies now seem to be in strong hands, they point out. We can relax. * * * . . Maybe the Lakes' biggest bargain: To let others clean your fish ft 4c each. ... I saw the biggest string of fish ever caught at Okoboji: Six 20-lb. carp speared by scuba ery, Sjogren's Grocery, and Ron &'Jack's Grocery. A cigarette permit was approved for the Diagonal Grocery. The Algona Municipal Utilities quarterly report was accepted and placed on file in the clerk's office, and the sale of West street, from Call street to the city limits, was approved. The land was sold to Bennie Wibben. Beer is stolen at Ledyard Ledyard — Sheriff officials today are investigating a breakin discovered Thursday at a Ledyard tavern and poolhall. Frank Nitz, owner discovered the theft of 13 cases of beer divers. ... A professor his discovered a on vacation way to keep things from falling into the toilet bowl: Keep the lids closed . . . .There is no solution; seel it lovingly when he opened the business at 7:30 a.m. Nitz said he noticed the culprits tried to pry open a window and when they failed entered the building through a walk-In cooler at the rear. Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst is investigating. 98 area men leave (or Camp Ripley Two officers, Capt. Howard Stephenson, Algona, and 1st Lieutenant Gerald Thatcher Rodman, and some 94 enlistee men left Saturday morning at by truck convoy for training at Camp Ripley, Minnesota. They are engaged in batall ion firing tests for the Fifth organization. Miss Milder will remain in Texas for a month and then will be sent to Del Ray, Calif., where she will be helping migrant workers for a year. Miss Milder was graduated this June from the College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minn. On Sunday, July 24, she received a mission cross and prayer book from Msgr. P. P. Gearen in a special ceremony at St. Cecelia's church. Former Algonan dies in Florida Harold Brandt, former Al- gpnian, died suddenly of heart failure in his sleep, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Funeral ervices were held July 23 at the Kiddies whoop it up ridiculous day Fairchild West Broward Chapel at Fort Lauderdale, with the Methodist pastor officiating. Burial was at Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Brandt left Algona some ten years ago. He was born Jan. 3, 1912 and died July 21. There is one son, John, in military service, and his wife surviving. Mr. Brandt was a Decker salesman for several years here and at one time operated the bowling alley in the basement of the State hotel building. CORRECTION The correct identification for the picture of the Republican candidates which appeared in last Thursday's Advance is Mrs Mertie Huber of Burt as candidate for county recorder ill- Army and will return August 13. j stead of Mrs. Martin Huber. PROVING THAT "they certainly CAN can-can" is this jolly chorus line which performed last Friday for Ridiculous Days. From 1. to r., they are: Mariel Booth, Jan Estberg, Mar- jo Pomplun, Dutch Honsbruch, Jerry Raney, Jenny j^utchi- son and Shari Stougard. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mifce Stttjman,

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