The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 13, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 13, 1966
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The "F1RST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . QBje SIgonn tipper Best Jfloincs ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as tecond class matter at the postofilce at Alftoiu. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress ol Marab 3. 1^79 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1966 20 Tabloid Pages VOL. 101 NO. 94 College Posts Santa Claus Is Coming If you're having trouble getting in a Christmas mood, you ought to have the opportunity to meet the three young charmers shown above. They are left to right, Melanie Boyken, Sara and Laurie Snyder, and as the photo shows, are brimming over with happiness and expectancy of things to come later this month. Melaine, Sara and Laurie are Korean orphans and were adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Roger Boyken, Titonka, and Dr. and Mrs. L. L. Snyder, Algona, respectively, a few years ago. All came from the Holt Orphanage at Seoul, Korea. At the present time, the threesome are busy selling candy canes (they ran out a year ago) in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage, to help purchase food, medicine and clothing for the 500 children living there. The orphanage has placed more than 3,000 children in the United States and 150 reside in Iowa homes. Several local churches are aiding the candy cane effort by purchasing them for their Sunday School classes. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) Algona Legion Votes To Jacob Kockler Buy Former Post Office By a 33-3 vote Wednesday night during a meeting of the American Legion post here, members decided to go ahead with the proposal to purchase the former post office building, located at the intersection of Dodge and Call streets. Price was said to be $14,700accordingtoComman- der Frank Saiter. The move also paved the way for possible purchase of the present Legion building by the Kossuth County Historical Society, which has indicated it is interested in the structure as its headquarters and museum. ¥^^: : %^^^^^:^^:s%%%:::A¥A%%%%¥i% Damage Case Settled Here For $18,000 A damage case, in which the plaintiff, Eldon Duncan, sought $64,393.60, was settled out of court here foUowing two days of testimony Friday. According to an attorney, the plaintiff received $18,000. Defendant in the matter was John Henry Struecker, and the case was filed following a car- tractor mishap four mUes north of Fenton at 10 p.m. May 19, Saiter stated this week that proposed remodeling of the old post office will not begin until the present Legion buUding is sold. The former post office building has been owned since early 1965 by three Algonans, BUI Conn, BUI Nugent and Gene Hood. Remodeling is expected to cost $25,000, according to Saiter, who also said the Legion hopes to have the project completed in early 1968. The Cowan Corp., Algona, has submitted preliminary plans for the job. 1965 in which Mr. Duncan sustained alleged severe and permanent injuries. The plaintiff was a passenger in an auto driven by LeRoy Jacobsen, which collided with a tractor driven by Struecker on highway 44. Judge Richard C. Cooper is presiding during the current term of district court, Guests At Lakota Algona Toastmasters met Monday evening, Dec, 12 at Lakota, with the Lakota Chamber of Commerce for a meeting and supper. The next meeting in Algona will be Ladies Night, Dec. 19. Of Swea City Succumbs At 87 SWEA CITY - Services for Jacob Kockler, 87, of Swea City were held at 9:30 Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Armstrong. Mr. Kockler died last Thursday at the Turner Nursing Home at Armstrong. He had been in poor health for three years. He was born Feb. 2, 1879, in Germany and came to the United States' at the age of three with his parents. They lived at Marble Rock, Iowa and moved to Bancroft in 1899. He married Mary Kollasch on May 8, 1908, in Armstrong, They farmed the Swea City area until his retirement in 1950. Survivors include his wife and three sons, Sylvester and Richard of Swea City and Henry of Mason City. One sister, Mrs. Margaret Karsten of Swea City and four grandchildren also survive. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery in Bancroft Lady Passes A former Algona lady, Mrs. Walter Post, who had resided for many years at Clear Lake, died there last week. Funeral services were held for her in a funeral home at Clear Lake 4 From North Kossuth, Two From South Sixteen men have filed as directors of the newly formed Lakes Region Area Community College and Vocational School program, which is to include five counties-Emmet, Palo Alto, Dickinson, Kossuth and Clay. The directors will be elected Dec. 29, at designated polling places, with polls open from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. In Kossuth county, there are two areas to elect directors, with contests in both districts, A. M. Quintard, Kossuth County Supt. of Schools, stated. Such things as millage levy, costs, etc., which have not been known before, were laid on the table by Mr. Quintard - and will be of interest to everyone in the area, because all are involved. Deadline for filing was reached Friday, Dec. 9, and races are guaranteed for director posts in four of the seven districts. Seven will be elected. District 7, which includes the southern portion of Kossuth and schools at Algona, LuVerne, Burt, Prairie rural, Riverdale, Sherman, Lotts Creek and Whittemore townships, has two candidates — Edgar M. Meyer, who filed last week, and Eugene H. Hutchins. Both men are from Algona. Meyer is an instructor at the local high school and Mr. Hutchins is manager of the Federal Land Bank offices here and at Forest City. District 1, including the Ringsted School District and schools at Tltonka, Swea City, Bancroft, Fenton, Ledyard and Lakota and Grant, Greenwood and Ramsey rural districts, has four men seeking the single post. They are Charles Quinn, Bancroft, and Niels J. Nielsen, Ringsted, who filed earlier, and Orville Thoreson, Swea City, and Gordon Wirtjes, Lakota, who filed Friday. George Twait, Graettinger, and James L. Coffee, Emmetsburg, will seek the District 6 post; James A. Cook, Webb, and Alden Wigdahl, Mallard, are up for election to the District 5 post; and at last report, Joseph Graff, Spencer, is unopposed inDistrict 4, Jack Tatman, Spirit Lake, is unopposed in District 3, and Wayne Crim, Estherville, is unopposed in District 2. Seven of the 13 candidates, and no more than one from each district, will be elected. Upon election, the board, with terms to run three years, will organize within 15 days, then set out to find an administrator for the entire set-up, whose headquarters will be at Estherville. The administrator, to be known as the superintendent, will then recommend a dean for the academic college set-up and a dean for the vocational-technical school and these men will be approved or disapproved by the board. A business manager will also be hired. All taxpayers in the 5-county area will be included in paying the costs for the school program. The maximum millage levy under state law is three-fourths of a mill, which will raise an estimated $168,000 in our area. Another three-fourths of a mill can be levied, but only if okayed by an election in the area by all voters. Of course, it is impossible to tell exactly how many students will be involved in the college, vocational-technical school program, but it is expected the number will be in the neighborhood of 1,000. It has also been estimated that costs of operation for the program each year will start out at $880,000. Of this amount, $405,000 will come from State Aid at the rate of $2.25 per student, per day; $200,931 will come from State and Federal grants; $168,000 from ttie millage levy; and $100,000 from academic and vocational tuition. Tuition for students cannot exceed $100 each per semester, also by law. State funds for use in community college N and vocational- technical programs statewide will exceed $6,000,000 next year. Just what will be done after the board is elected and other administrators are named is not known exactly. The new board will have to decide upon what will be done at both junior colleges (Esther- vine and Emmetsburg) in the area. It will probably try to improve both and it undoubtedly will be necessary within a few years to expand facilities to accomodate an expected increase in enrollments. Vocational-Technical School sites will be named by the new board, also, and there is no indication as to how many will be set up. There will probably be a central Voc-Tech School developed with the location to be determined. Vocational-technical courses, ranging from six weeks to two years will be offered - and it is probable existing and leased facilities may be used. It is also possible courses called for by industry in various areas can be worked into the plans. For the present, at least, that's the way the Community College and Vocational-Technical School set-up stands in the Kossuth, Palo Alto, Emmet, Clay and Dickinson area, $825 Damage An auto driven by Richard D. Brunsen, 18, Britt, went out of control on icy pavement on highway 18 a half-mile east of Algona at 7:15 a.m. Thursday and slammed into a ditch, resulting in an estimated $400 damage to the vehicle. The car also struck a John Deere tractor and disc, which sustained another $400 damage, and a telephone pole, with damage estimated at $25. The vehicle was headed east

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