The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 26, 1966 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . ESTABLISHED 1865 glgona Upper ^^^tr *^% «^^ Entered •« tecond dais matter at th« pottofllec it AlKOiu. Iowa ........ ._..... _._._... . ..'„ . ,-.** (50911), Nov. 1. 1933. under Act of Concrete of Mar^h 3. 1«7» ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1966 16 p*gn tabtoM VOL 101 NO. 56 School Budget Up $97,415 Ray Kohlhaas Barn Destroyed Louis Lynk Of Algona Dies Very Suddenly Louis Lynk, 71, well-known Algona man, died suddenly at his home here Thursday. He had been a salesman for a woolen company for many years. Funeral services for Mr. Lynk were held Monday at I'D a. m. in the Methodist church here, with Rev. W. R. Noland officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Louis, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lynk, was born inHardin county Jan. 19, 1895. Remarried Bernetas Wolle in the Little Brown church at Nashua Feb. 14, 1931 and was a member of the Degree of Honor. Mr. Lynk was also one of the top bowlers in this area at one time. He is survived by his wife; a son, Kenneth, Kirkland, Wash.; a brother, Lester, Iowa Falls; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers at the rites were Murl Potter, Marvin Calhoun, Alvin Weber, Lloyd Muckey, Robert Laing and Ted Charles. Victor Loebig Heart Victim Victor Loebig, 66, well-known Wesleyan, died Thursday at Hancock Memorial hospital, Britt, after a lingering heart condition. He was born Feb. 16, 1900 to John and Anna Lickteig Loebig at Wesley. He was married to Viola Doughan July 7, 1922 and farmed in the Wesley area Survivors are his wife, a patient at Westview Rest Home, Britt, three sons and four daughters: Merle, Ames, John, Iowa Falls, Ellery, Cherokee, Mrs. Kenneth (Rita) Rasmussen, Forest City, Sr. Michelene and Sr. Giovani, both of Milwaukee and Mrs. Larry (Kay) Cook, Spencer; 24 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Marie) Doughan and Mrs. Leonard (Mildred) Arndorfer, Wesley. Services were held Monday at 10 a. m. at St. Joseph's Catholic church, with burial in the church cemetery. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and K of C's, president of Hancock county R. E. A., vice-president of Farmers Co-Operative Elevator board and a member of Hancock County A. S. C. board. Pallbearers were Jim Walmsley, Dan Arndorfer, Randy Rasmussen and Allen, Steve and Richard Doughan, A roaring . fire destroyed a huge barn on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas, three miles north and two miles east of St. Joe Saturday afternoon. Also lost in the blaze was a large quantity of baled hay and straw, but saved were more than 100 head of fat cattle and club calves, which were driven outside by members of the family right after the fire was discovered. Mrs. Kohlhaas thought she smelled smoke Saturday morning, but no fire could be found, so discovery was later. Howard Kohlhaas, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kohlhaas, was overcome by smoke as members of the family attempted to fight the fire before firemen arrived. He was rushed to St Ann hospital, Algona, placed in an oxygen tent and remained overnight Saturday. He was not expected to suffer any ill effects. Allan Kohlhaas, 12, another son, actually discovered the fire when he noted smoke coming out of windows in the north end of the 60 x 60 foot all-white structure. The alarm was turned in at 1:30 p. m. and firemen from Livermore and Bode were first on the scene. A call was later put in for help from Algona and that department also reported for duty. Firemen kept most of the flames inside the building until about 2:50 when small fingers of the fire suddenly became larger and engulfed the roof. Soon thereafter, the entire inside of the barn was ablaze. With the exception of Mrs. Kohlhaas, who was in town, the remainder of the family was at home, including Mr. Kohlhaas and five children. One of the daughters rushed Howard to the hospital and the rest remained to do what they could in assisting firemen, getting drinking water, etc. There was a water shortage and.none available, except for loads hauled in by trucks from Algona, Bode and Livermore, after the power to a pump went out. Even the Algona street department's water truck was used. After the flames burst through the roof and throughout the barn, it burned rapidly and was left a smouldering ruins. Smoke was visible for miles around and many neighbors and passersby stopped to see what they could do to help. Firemen gave up the battle against flames eating at the barn and played streams of water *: on nearby buildings to keep them from catching fire. $ The barn, built in 1951, got off to rather a bad start. The large rafters were put in place $ g in construction and during the noon hour heavy winds knocked them down and they had to be S £ replaced. The fire loss was covered by insurance. Amount of the total loss was not im- £ ::j: mediately known. (UDM Photo by Don Smith) •:•: j£j^^ Bancroft Legion School Bond ISSUO, 414-74 American Legion officers for the 'ensuing year were elected at Bancroft as follows; Arnold Fangman, commander; Bob Vaske, vice commander; Tony Schneider, adjutant; Wm. Miller, finance officer; Geo. Wohnke, chaplain; James Oliver, historian; Palmer Jensen, senior officer. There was also a county meeting held on Thursday evening, July 21, at the Legion hall, starting at 8 p. m. At that time county officers were installed. Voters in the Titonka Consolidated School district overwhelmingly approved a $230,000 bond issue to build additional classrooms in the school system.' Needing a 60 per cent majority, the issue got over 84 per cent of the vote Friday. A total of 494 persons went to the polls with 414 voting "yes" and 74 "no." There were six spoiled ballots. The bond issue will provide money for additional classrooms both in the high school and elementary levels, according to Harold Gartner, secretary of the school district. A meeting has been tentatively planned with the architects for Aug. 3 but construction is not expected to begin until next spring. Mill Levy Is Lower, Due To Added Area A proposed budget for the next fiscal year for the Algona Community Schools of $1,149,280 has been presented for public hearing, to be held Monday, Aug. 8 at the high school here. The total expenditures proposed, all funds, for 1966-67 are $1,149,280 including federal aid projects of $78,915; the federal projects are financed by federal funds and are therefore not charged in local tax assessments. Expenditures for school year 1965-66, exclusive of federal projects, totaled $972,950 proposed expenditures for school year 1966-67 exclusive of federal projects total $1,070,365. This increase of $97,415 over last year is represented mainly in: increased staff personnel salaries and increased costs for federal social security taxes, Supt. O. B. Laing stated. Of the budget, $964,803 would have to be raised by local taxation. The millage levy under this budget would be 43.12 mills. The millage levy for the past year for school purposes was 46.42. The reduction, despite the increased school budget, is due to the fact that as of July 1 the Algona district acquired additional area which added an additional assessed valuation of $4,662,212 to the district. The taxable valuation of the district jumped from $18,704,857 in 1965 to $23,367,069 for the coming year. The budget hearing Aug. 8 is open to anyone wishing to attend. The budget breakdown will be found elsewhere in this issue. Eight Girls To Seek S-City Queen Title Eight candidates will be competing in the Miss Swea City Pageant this year. The event is being staged in conjunction with the Swea City Junior Fair and Field Days here Tuesday and Wednesday. Contestants include Eileen Merron, Bancroft, Norma Harms, Burt; Ruth Reed, Titonka, Carolyn Johnson, Ledyard; Paulette Kracht, Swea City, Joline Kay Brager, Buffalo Center; Linda Hoeppner, Lakota; and Janis Bages, Thompson. Linda Fairbanks of Burt is the reignirig Mis Swea City and will attend the pageant with other area reigning queens including Miss Iowa 1965, Miss Storm Lake, and Miss Eatherville, & : : : *&%^^ ALGONA REDIKALUS DAZE - COMING

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