The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 17, 1966 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 17, 1966
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City Votes June 15 TV Antenna Plan In an action-packed meeting of the Algona City Council last Wednesday night, the council 1. Authorized Mayor Bill Finn to proceed with arrangements for taking a special population census in Algona, to start as soon as possible, with the expectation that there would be enough of a population increase since the 1960 census to increase Algona's state refund money by about $10 lor each additional person in the population, and 2. Authorized a special city election, set for June 15, on a proposal to grant a 25-year- franchise to Community TV Tower, Inc. for community TV .reception. Four petitions asking the election were filed. Cost of pole rental to the municipal utilities and telephone company would be handled by the TV company, a new concern formed by C. W. Conn, George Allen, Gene Faulstich and Gordon Winkel. Part of revenue occuring would go to the city. A city curb and gutter project was abandoned for this year after Howard Smith, representative of Wallace and Holland engineering firm of Mason City, explained to the council at its regular meeting last Wednesday evening that he has not been able to obtain enough help for the project. The letting is expected to be made next spring for completion next year. The council authorized Wallace and Holland to draw up specifications for a proposed 800-foot sanitary sewer extension from the swimming pool road north to 100 feet south of Kennedy, the city limits, on Hall street. Leon (Champ) Martin, who is presently constructing an 8 unit apartment building on the corner of Hall and Kennedy, plans to construct either 4 or 6 units in the future. The sewer would cut under the road to the Martin lots. Mr. Martin appeared before the council and participated in the discussion. City Attorney Russell Buchanan was authorized to draw up an agreement with Mr. Martin with regard to his property being annexed to the city following completion of construction of the multiple dwell-, ings. This will be presented to the council at the next meeting. David Merryman appeared concerning an extension of a sanitary sewer -of 189 feet, 50 feet south of Fair street and 50 feet east of Minnesota, Council authorized his connecting to that extension. A survey has revealed that 73 blocks in the city need seal- coating. The business district was last done in 1958 and needs a reseal. Also done will be 2 blocks, or 660 feet, on west McGregor street at Blackford Park, some work on east McGregor, and 3 alleys. City Clerk Smith was authorized to enter into an agreement with Everds Brothers and ask them for a quote on price. Cost of the project would come out of street funds. A resolution that Algona would work in joint effort with county and state in a civil defense program was passed. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst has voiced his approval of the program and the need for such in the county. Titonka council has also agreed to participate in the program, and Ledyard and Swea City are also favorable. Deadline for filing such a resolution is May 25, County funds would be matched by federal funds, with a proposed budget of $10,000. Robert Bomgaars, representing the Junior Chamber of Commerce, appeared before the council requesting permission for the organization to paint house numbers on the curbings, at a cost of $1 each. The club was authorized to proceed with the program. William Studer was appointed to the playground commission. Ralph Elbert, fire chief, announced that the new rescue truck would be delivered to the city Thursday or Friday. Mayor Finn designated June 13 as the start of a city clean-up week. The next meeting will take place May 25. Joe Freilinger Funeral Held, St. Joe Church Joseph Freilinger, 74, St. Joe retired farmer, died at St. Ann hospital here Thursday morning, following an illness of one week. Funeral services for Mr. Freilinger were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic church at St. Joe, with Father L. C. Schumacher officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Richard, Michael, Dennis and Steven Berte, Charles Streit and Robert Freilinger. A lifetime resident of the St. Joe area, Joseph Freilinger, son of Peter and Anna Altman Freilinger, was born there May 5, 1892. He lived his entire life on the home farm and was never married. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Anna Berte, Bode, Sister Mary Sienna, Mt. St. Francis hospital, Dubuque, and Sister Mary Gervase, St. Anthony Orphanage, Sioux City; and a brother, John, St. Joe. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Armstrong Lady Is Crash Victim On Highway 169 One Armstrong woman is dead and another hospitalized following a head-on crash about 6:30 p. m. Friday on highway 169 near Ft. Dodge. Dead is Mrs. Florence Dotson, 72, of Armstrong, wife of a former Armstrong postmaster. She was employed at Colston Drug store in Armstrong. Mrs. Margaret Steiner, a passenger in the Dotson car was hospitalized in fair condition with cuts and bruises. Two'unidentified occupants of the second car are hospitalized, one in critical condition. The women were enroute to Des Moines where they planned to spend the weekend with relatives. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Slaba-Reese Funeral Home at Armstrong. Debate Honors Vicki Steil, Algona, won a first- year award for her work in debate at Iowa State University, and was one of a number honored at the annual Debaters Award banquet held May U, Two quarters of forensic activity is required lor the first-year award. Algona, (lo.) Uppw DM Main* Tutttby, May 17, 1966 Cub Scouts Visit UDM Karl Schwartz, Former Fenton Man, Passes Funeral services for Karl F. Schwartz, 51, Twin Lakes, well- known former Rockwell City newspaperman and son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Schwartz, Fenton, were held Saturday at 1 p. m. at the Morton Funeral Home, Rockwell City. Rev. Raymond Roloff, Methodist pastor, officiated. Burial was at Fenton. Mr. Schwartz died Wednesday at Veterans' hospital, Des Moines, where he had been a patient for some time. A native of Fenton, he came to Rockwell City in 1936 and was employed by the Rockwell City Advocate for some years. He retired from newspaper work due to ill health a few years ago. During World War II, he served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1945. In 1949, he married Katherine Kyi at Jackson, Minn. They have made their home at Twin Lakes in recent years. Mr. Schwartz was a member of the American Legion and Amvets. Mr. Schwartz is his wife, a teacher at Rockwell City Community high school ; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Schwartz of Fenton ; two brothers and one sister, James and Robert Schwartz, both of Ames, and Mrs. John Weisbrod of Trenton, Mich. Father Of Chas. Behr Succumbs LeRoy P. Behr, 54, father of Chuck Behr of Algona, died Saturday in a Mason City hospital where he had been seriously ill for sometime. Funeral services were held at Rockwell, Iowa. In addition to the son, Charles of Algona, Mr. Behr is survived by his wife, four other sons, and two daughters. Plan Carnival The annual Carnival at St, Cecelia's Academy here, usually held in September, is slated for June 12 this year. Preparations are now being made for the event, which will be held on grounds outside the school. Seven members of Den 2, Pack 70 of the Algona Cub Scouts visited the Upper Des Moines with their Den Mother, Mrs. Jim Buscher, Thursday afternoon and went on a tour of all the facilities. The Cubs then posed for the photo above. In the front row, left to right, are Allan Ulfers, Gary Carman, Randy Buscher and John Robinson, while in back, left to right, are Ricky Ringsdorf, Ricky Buscher and Dean Kern. They are shown in front of two of the four units of the large newspaper press, used to produce the UDM and several other publications each week. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) If tt'i Ntwi We *Mt Bt Gas Okayed By Voters At Ledyard Ledyard voters, by a margin ; of 74-4, decided in favor of a 25-year gas franchise for North Central Public Service Co. of Algona, distributors of natural gas and appliances. The special election was held Thursday and another similar election is slated at Bancroft this Thursday. The gas company will request an allotment of gas from the Federal Power^ Commission, then install necessary lines, etc. underground to serve the town. Costs of the entire project, including the election, will be paid the North Central. It is not known for certain when service to Ledyard will begin, but it will not be before 1967. The local gas company now has similar franchises in several towns in the area. Bad Weather Postpones Sport Events Last week's bad weather forced cancelation of most local sporting events of a major nature in this area. Garrigan high school's opening baseball game was postponed, and the Bears will now open this afternoon (Tuesday) at Clear Lake high. Algona high's baseball team will play its first game on May 27, meeting Twin Rivers. The North Central Conference track meet will now be held on Wednesday of this week, at Clarion. College Counselor John Schutter, Algona, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Schutter, ST., has been named as a men's counselor for the 1966-67 school year at Cornell College, 2,264 Farms In County Join ASCS Program A total of 2,264 farms in Kossuth county are signed up for participation in the 1966 Feed Grain Program, the Kossuth ASCS office reports, which is a 71% enrollment. The total is down 5% from 1965, when 2,426 farms participated. Intended acreage diversion totals 64,231 acres. In 1955 it was 65,304 acres. This represents a dip of 2% from last year. There was a decrease of 12 total feed grain farms from 1965 to 1966, the report indicates. Final results of 1966 Feed Grain Program signup as announced by USDA for the entire country indicates the figures are virtually identical with those for 1965 when three major records were established. Total farms signing agreements, total acreage diversion, and base acres on signed farms each is only slightly below records established last year. The 1,470,480 farms signed up for 1966 is 1 1/4 percent less than the 1,489,222 in 1965. Total acreage diversion agreed for 1966 is 36,177,800 acres, or 1 1/2 percent less than the 36,722,900 acres in 1965, Is Grand Knight Knights of Columbus held election of officers at their meeting May 4; grand knight, John Rooney; deputy grand knight, Edward Crawford; chancellor, Bill Studer; treasurer, PaulHaverty; recorder, Jim Esser; warden, Harold Becker; inside guard, Jphn Kajewski; outside guard, Tom Buscber; adjutant, Louis NHcbaJs; trustees, Dr, J. M. RooiMjy, Larry K»oU and Mtto Kollasch,

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