The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 3, 1966 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid ErtWred as second claw wattet at the postofflce at Alffona, iowa <M5nX Kov. 1, 1932, under Art of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1966 *&®*®®®^^ 20 -Tabloid Pages VOL. 101 NO. 34 __^^ Postmaster school Proposal Sworn In Here For 5-Counties Buy New Truck An d Appoint Gets Re i ection ^^ ^ ™ - Tho r\r > f\*\f\ff\ri T nl*«» n«.< Lashbrook Honored By City; Hiemsfra To Resign Youth Post, June! Roger Hiemstra, Kossuth County Extension Associate, for the past one and one-half years, submitted his resignation from the position to the County Exten' sion Council effective June 1, 1966. Wayne Lynch, County Extension Council chairman, said the council accepted the resignation with regret as Roger had made a fine contribution to the county program, but the council appreciated Hiemstra's need to fulfill his personal professional plans. Hiemstra has made plans to return to graduate school at Iowa State University in September quarter of 1966. In accord with his ' graduate school plans, Hiemstra has accepted a temporary appointment as County Extension Associate in Cerro Gordo County to give organizational and program leadership to the Cerro Gordo County Extension 4-H educational program. Dennis Cumberland will be the new Kossuth County Extension Assistant beginning June 1. Dennis will graduate with a B. S. in dairy science from Iowa State University the last of May. Dennis, age 21, is married and from Lament, Iowa. He was a seven year 4-H member in Fayette County. Special Meeting There will be a special meeting of the Kossuth County Community Action Program Advisory Council to which are invited all public and private school administrators and one member of their district school board for the purpose of discussing the advisibility of making applications for pro* jects pertainiig to the community action program, The meeting will be held at toe Kossuth County court house Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p, m, This is a public meeting, ^^ Two Divorce Petitions Jess Lashbrook, street commissioner here for many years who retired earlier this, year, was honored by the city council and other officials at a meeting here Wednesday evening, April 27. A special commendation was presented to him from the council by Mayor Bill Finn. He is shown here, third from the right, accepting it from the mayor. Others in the photo are, left to right, Ken Peirce, Russ Buchanan, Sheridan Cook, Howard Miller, Stan Muckey, Finn, Joe Elbert, Lashbrook, Dave Smith and Jim Andreasen. Peirce, Cook, Miller, Muckey, Elbert and Andreasen are councilmen, Buchanan is city attorney and Smith is city clerk. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Photo) Four bids were received for a new truck for the street department. Accepted was the low bid of $2,188.03 from Kossuth Motor Co. Other bids received were from Algona- Implement, $2,573, Taylor Motor Co., $2,389, and Joe Bradley Equipment, $2,449. Permission was given for the street department to grade and fill the parking area at the Good Samaritan Center. New appointments to the library board are Mrs. Joe Lowe and Russell Buchanan. These appointments are made by the mayor with the approval of the council. Theo Chrischilles is chairman of the board, on which are also Don Hutchison, Mrs. G. W. Stillman, Mrs. Robert McCullough and 0. B. Laing. Mrs. Mabel Faxon, who served on the board for many years, was made an honorary member for life. The late Wade Sullivan served on the board for many years, and the two new members will fill the vacancies of Mrs. Paxson and Mr, Sullivan, A liquor license was approved for Tall Paul's, and the quarterly report of the Municipal Utilities was approved. A letter from Mrs. Isabelle Dahl requested that Williams street be closed between McGregor and College, since it has not been graded and dips toward the center of the block,'causing the rains to settle there. The matter was referred to the street committee for study, Council instructed Russell Buchanan, city attorney, to draw up a new ordinance on plumbing, The state plumbing code has been up-dated and will allow the use of plastic pipes rather than limiting to copper, Marilyn Bannister, plaintiff, charges cruel and inhuman treatment in her petition against Dale Bannister, defendant, and asks custody of five children, 3 to 11 years of age, and permanent alimony. They were married at Mallard June 28, 1953. Shirley J. Johnson, plaintiff, also charges cruel and inhuman treatment in a petition against Duayne M. Johnson, defendant. Married April 16, 1952 at Fairmont, she seeks custody of four children, 4 to 11 years of age, $25 per month alimony and $25 per month support for each of the children. School Board At W-Bend Elected One new member was elected to the West Bend Community school board at a special election held last Tuesday, Six incumbent members were re-elected. The three directors to serve terms until the third regular election are H. P. Mertz, John 0. Montag and W.Richard Brown, The two directors to serve until the second regular election are Ralph Struthers and Louis Henrikson. The remaining two directors to serve until the next regular school election are Verner Wirtz and Ronald Meyer. leaving For East Mrs. Phil Kohlhaas and Rose Scanlan left Sunday afternoon for the Twin Cities, and Tuesday are to take off via air for Washington, D. C. to visit for a month in that area. , Mrs, Kohlhaas has four sons in the area, The proposed Lakes Region ||VOf III if IOC community college-vocational VTvl vUllwJ school project as presented covering the counties of Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth and Palo Alto was rejected Friday by the State Board of Public Instruction. The state board objected to the idea of having so many school locations. The idea advocated an administrative center in Estherville and junior colleges in Estherville andEmmetsburg, and vocational schools in Algona and Spencer. Veva Lease, 72 r Of Wesley Died Sunday WESLEY - Mrs, Veva Lease, 72, longtime Wesley resident, succumbed Sunday morning at St. Ann hospital. She had been a resident of Good Samaritan Home here for the past several months. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, May 3, at 3 p. m. at the Wesley Methodist church with Rev. Considine of Corwith officiating. Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Luther and Charles Nygaard, Glen Gabrielson, Theron Hansen, Lawrence Baylor and Herman Wise. Mrs. Lease is survived by one son, Burrell of New York City, a sister-in - law and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lease, a sister, Mrs. Myrna Kelty of Cedar Rapids, and a brother, Max Burrell, of Kansas City. She was born Feb. 9, 1894, at Urbana, educated there, attended Cornell and State College of Iowa, and taught rural school, the last four years in the grades at Wesley. There she met and married Ammon Lease, August 15, 1922. They lived all their married life in Wesley where Ammon and his brother Lester operated a hardware store. Ammon preceded his wife in death. Mrs. Lease was most active in community affairs, serving with the Campfire Girls, taught a Sunday school class .for 30 years, and was a member of the Woman's club and church and study groups, and on the Wesley Library Board. Whittemore Man Buys Pop Factory Richard Schmitt of Algona has sold the Kossuth Bottling Works here to Dean Wehr span of Whittemore, effective April 1, Dean will operate the local plant himself, Richard will continue with the Algona Dairy distribution system as before, ED FARRELL Ed Farrell, 33-year -old Algona business man, was sworn in last Friday afternoon as the new acting postmaster of Algona. Since February of 1958 he had been manager of the Sherwin- Williams paint store here. He is also a past commander of the Algona American Legion post. Announcement of his appointment was received last Thursday, and the swearing in ceremony took place the following day with a postal service representative here for the occasion. — Ed was born at Whittemore, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Farrell, now of Charles City. He grew up there, graduating from high school in 1950. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served four years, leaving the service in 1954. He then attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, and returned to Algona in June of 1957, where he was assistant manager of the newly opened Sherwin-Williams store here for six months, then being appointed manager. He is married and his wife is the former Darlene Speth of Algona, whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Albert Speth, now of Windom, Minn. The Farrells have six children, ranging in age from two to 12. The new acting postmaster has a wide acquaintance, and a number of aunts and uncles in the Whittemore area. He has been an active member of the American Legion here, and the Salesman's Bureau of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, Since the death of Postmaster Wade Sullivan, Hal Long of the local postoffice staff, has been acting postmaster, and Hal continues as assistant postmaster. Appointment of a permanent position as postmaster involves civil service examinations not yet scheduled. Grow Fire Algona firemen were called Sunday afternoon to put out a grass fire near the underpass

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