The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 29, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 29, 1966
Page 11
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Grant School Property Is Sold Algeria, (la,) Upper De> Meinc* — Tuetdoy, Nov. 29, The adjoining landowners have purchased all the real estate of the Grant Consolidated School. This includes the school house, playground, two houses, bus garage, and the small acreage west of the school grounds. Final action to the matter was taken Monday night at a joint meeting of the Grant and Swea City School Boards. Under the law the adjoining landowners had first chance on the property, first at a price set by the joint school boards and then at a price set by appraisers appointed by the County Superintendent of Schools. They accepted the appraised price of 12600 for all the property excluding the west acreage. This portion was then purchased for a few hundred dollars on a later contract. An auction will be held in the next two weeks to dispose of the equipment, furniture and books still in the Grant building. Posses- sion will then be given to the new owners. The new. owners, according!, to the deed, are Eleanor Twogood, Barbara Haggard and Harriet Lynch. Attorney H. F. rrlsUdt of Algona handled the legal procedure fer the two school boards. Titonka Vandalism Acts Draw Teen-Age Warning A series of vandalism, acts resulted last week in a public statement from Mayor Harold E. Gartner of Titonka, calling for common sense and respect for property. He issued his statement in the Titonka Topic. The mayor said: "During the past several weeks there have been acts of vandalism and childish pranks committed in the Town of Titonka. Let me inform you of some of the acts I am referring to: Glen Miller, recently of Titonka, had some gas engines damaged to the extent of $150.00. The air has been released from many cars, tractor, bus and trailer tires with the valve cores and caps being thrown away. A fire extinguisher was taken from the school and the contents sprayed on a teacher's car. A thoughtless driver or two drove across Henry Orthel's lawn knocking down a tree in its path. The water service line was jerked loose from the lavatory in one of the public rest rooms of the Town Hall. There has been some tampering with extremely dangerous equipment near the elevator. The afternoon following the night when the flro fighting equipment was taken from the school, there were some 500 students and teachers assembled in the gym and the fire fighting equipment was not in its proper place. What might have happened if a fire had started? The material stored in the tanks near the elevator when improperly released could blind a person or even prove fatal. The water flow from the loosened service line could have caused extensive damage and trouble. An emergency call with no air in the tires of your car could be a matter of life or death. In a period when teachers are scarce, how do we expect to keep them when they are treated so disrespectfully? Recently 1 was asked by meml>ers of the Titonka Chamber of Commerce why our public rest rooms were not always open for public use. That many people and organizations worked to , raise funds to help make it possible to have the public rest rooms. 1 had to inform them that we were forced to lock them during the hours that school was not in session because of the damage done to the rooms and equipment by teenagers. (What's wrong with our young people doing the things listed above? I feel that it is high.time that parents and teenagers, yes even some twenty-year-olds get together for some serious thinking and talking. The laws of the United States of America and the State of Iowa are very protective of an persons, and well they should be, therefore, we need and must have the cooperation of the parents concerned to help put a stop to this wave of pranks and vandalism. We don't intend to hamper or attempt to stop our teenagers from having a good time when it is proper and in obedience of the law, but we will make every effort possible to stop and apprehend those who break the laws of society. - A beautiful idea for Christmas giving ... and so practical, too! The petite Princess phone has a lighted dial that glows softly in the darkness, brightens for easy dialing. And she'll like the new heavier non-skid base. Order now—just call the telephone business office, or ask any telephone employee, Northwestern Bell Riverdale 4-H Groups Take A D-Moines Tour Riverdale Rustlers Unit I met Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p. m. at the St. Joe hall. Janice Erpelding and Maribeth Thilges gave a talk on their trip to the 4-H camp at Madrid last summer. Darlene Plathe and Jane Reding reported on their trip to Clear Lake. ' Following the meeting the annual 4-H Recognition Awards were given for achievements during the past year as reported last week. After the awards were handed out, lunch was served. The next meeting will be Dec. 8 when newly-elected officers will be installed. This will also be our Christmas party, On {Saturday, Nov. 26, all 4-H members and their mothers who wished to go, chartered a bus to Des Moines to see the Ice Follies, and also took a tour. Riverdale Rustlers Unit Dalso met Nov. 15 at 7 p, m. The pledge of allegiance was led by Joan .Reding and Sandy Kollasch led the 4-H pledge. Linda Reding and Suzanne Reding gave a demonstration on safety in the home. Elizabeth Zeimet and Jane McGuire gave a talk on their vacation to Madrid this summer. The next meeting will be Dec. 8, and in the evening a pot-luck Christmas party. At our December meeting we will. have installation of officers and inlation of new members. The club also took a trip to Des Moines to see the Ice Follies The Friendly Store CHRISTMAS FURNITURE SPECAL ! STARTS MONDAY - ENDS SATURDAY 2-Pc. EARLY AMERCAN LIVING ROOM SUITE SOLID MAPLE - $159.95 $20 Worth Of Toy* With Purchase Of This Dinette Pedestal Reg. $119.95 FREE Turkey With Purchase Of One Of Our New 1967 7 PC. Dinettes - $159.95 SALE $69.95 Incl. Toys 3 PC. Set End Tables $19.88 Record Cabinets Were $19.95 - $15 I . _ Trit id«ol lomp for big •95 pnd liMlt "hplortl Mttol ihodt—brown. •vlb included. SOFA PILLOW Decorator pillow to ui»in«v«ryrooml V1> bran* colon. ssy

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