The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 17, 1967 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 17, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid 8Igona tlppci ^loinr s ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at AlRona. Iowa (50511), Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of Marr.h 3. 1*»9 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1967 VOL. 102 NO. 4 2 Sections - 12 tab, <! metro $17-90 Hikes In Pay For City Employees A blanket pay increase was okayed for city employees during a special meeting of the city council here Jan. 6. Several changes In employment policy were also announced. Pay raises will range from a high of $80 per month ($960 this year) to an increase of $17 per month, with Albert Pergande, street commissioner, getting the top increase. City Clerk Dave Smith was upped $50 per month and members of the police force got an average increase of $33 per month. Chief Al Boekelman's salary was placed at $8,600 per year. A vacation schedule, based on number of years employment, was also set. Under it, an employee of the city for 10 years or more will get three weeks vacation and persons employed 15 years will receive four weeks, with a stipulation that no vacations will be taken lengthier than two weeks at a time. At its regular meeting Wednesday night, the council adopted several ordinances dealing with off street parking and through streets (described earlier in the UDM) and one was amended and read again. Mayor Bill Finn reappointed Bob Laing to the playground commission, T. H. ChrischUles to the library board and Ralph Elbert, fire chief, and all were approved by the council. Everett Barr was appointed to the board of adjustment and Max Bartholomew and Ben Wibben were named to the planning commission by the council. A bid of $1,631 for trimming 233 trees and $175 for removing eight others is being considered by the council, which also authorized Boekelman to advertise for a new police car and a police radio for one of the cars being used by the department here. Bronze Star To William Kern, Vietnam Victim A Bronze Star uiedal from the Department of Defense has been awarded posthumously to William Kern, Algona soldier who was killed several months ago in Vietnam action. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kern, were notified of the medal award last week from Washington. The Bronze Star is given "for heroic or meritorious achievement or service against the enemy." Hogs, Barn, Fire Loss About 100 hogs were lost in a fire that destroyed a barn on the Hauswirtb farm, three miles north and one-fourth eastofCor- with, last Thursday night. The farm is tenanted by Don Karlovec. The hogs were owned by Vic Fisher of Corwith. Algona Man Is Stricken While Enroute South Sam Kuhn, well known Algona man, for many years a piano expert and tuner in the area, suffered a severe heart attack as he and his wife were on their way to Brownsville, Texas, where they have been spending the winters. The illness struck him at Jefferson, Texas. He was given medical attention, and his son and daughter were notified, Bob Kuhn and Mrs. Dallas Klein., The son was flying to Texas, to drive home the pickup camper in which his parents were making the trip. Doctors said he could be transported back to Algona in the camper if arrangements were made for him to make the trip lying down, which was done. Anna Seeman Rites Are Held Here Monday Mrs. Anna Seeman, 80, longtime resident of this area, died Saturday at the Good Samaritan Home here where she had been a resident for about a month. Prior to that, she had been hospitalized at Mason City. Funeral services were held for her Monday at 2 p. m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel with Rev. W. H. Friedrich officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers were Wilbur Ziegler, John Simon, Cyril Venteicher,' Irvin Gatton, Mulvin Hagg and Lawrence Riedel. Born at Dwight, m., April 4, 1886, AnnaWilhelminaKutschara was a daughter of William and Mary Kepplinger Kutschara. She was married to John H. Seeman here Sept. 30, 1903 and they farmed in the area prior to retirement when they moved to Algona to live. He preceded her in death a couple of years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Florence (Mrs. D. J. Zerbe), Augusta, Kans.; a son, Irvin, LaMesa, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services Monday For LuVerne Man William F. Klawitter, 76, a longtime resident of Lu Verne, died unexpectedly at his home there Saturday. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. R. T. Mueller officiating. Burial was in the Lu Verne Cemetery with the Blake Funeral Home, Lu- Verne, in charge. Born at Bloomington, HI., Mr. Klawitter came to Lu Verne in 1901, He married Anna Kanning in 1924 at Lu Verne where he was a interior decorator. In 1942, Mr. Klawitter retired because of failing eyesight, going blind in 1951. Surviving are his wife and a brother, Edward. Mist, Snow Coat Area Highways Glassy Slick LEE KLINE' tee Kline, WHO, To Speak, Land Bank Banquet, Burt Over 300 farmers from Kossuth County area are expected to attend the annual stockholders meeting of the Federal Land Bank Association of Algona, Wednesday evening, Jan. 25, 1967, at the Burt High School gymnasium in Burt. The program for the meeting will be tied to the 50th anniversary observance of the Federal Land Bank System. The theme of the anniversary is "America's Farmers: Providers of Plenty." Lee Kline of radio station WHO will be the featured speaker. Report on Association activities for the past year will be given by President Hugh Black and Manager E. H. Hutchins. Two directors will be elected to three-year terms on the Association board during the business meeting. Dinner will be served by. the Burt Band Mothers. The Algona Association miikes long-term Federal Land Bank loans. Directors of the Association are Hugh Black, Douglas Wildin and Robert Deal, Algona; Leander Menke, Swoa City; and Marvin Junkermeier, Elmore, Minn. E. H. Hutchins is manager and assistants are Keith Hopp and Helen Haas. Rites Pending Mrs. Louisa Roeber, longtime resident of the Whittemore area, died about 3 a.m. Monday at St. Ann hospital, Algona, Funeral arrangements for her were pending at McCullough's Funeral Chapel here at press time. Meet Tuesday The United Fund of Algona is slated to hold its annual meeting tonight (Tuesday) at the courthouse assembly room, beginning at 7 p.m. Seven directors will be elected for three year terms. Representatives of organizations wishing to receive funds from the United Fund here are asked to be present at the meeting. At S.U.I. Meeting Father Milo D. Bailey of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Algona is one of 50 clergymen attending an Economic Education Conference at the University of Iowa this week. i • i . t ••,'•: 'r i i ,. Propose 'Feeder' Air Service From Algona W. C. McCorkingdale, Sioux City, president of Sky Coach, Inc., was in Algona last week checking into the possibilities of including Algona as a stop on a proposed feeder airline service being developed. Under his proposal, AJgona would be a stop from which point passengers would be shuttled to Omaha, Des Moines or Minneapolis. The idea was presented in a letter to the Algona City Council. If there were no passengers, no stop would be made at Algona. Service might begin as early as April 1, McCorkingdale said, if the project goes through. Some 20 Iowa cities were on a tentative route. State Crews Out At 6 Monday With Sand, Salt A temperature that hovered at just freezing, coupled with a mist that fell early Mond ly m :>rn- ing, turning into a powdery light snow, left all highways in North Central Iowa "slick as glass" in the words of State Highway Maintenance imn Monday morning. All driving conditions were termed "extremely hazardous" at the mom?nt. County road crews and state road crews left here early Monday with sanding equipment as all blacktops and paving in the area reportedly were ice covered. Gravel roads were in pretty good shape. City sanders were also at work. Schools at Ringsted, Armstrong and Sentral w^re reportedly closed Monday, with buses called back in after they left to pick up students. State police radio said highways in the western portion of the state were 100 percent ice covered and the remainder of the state, with the exception oi' the southeast, was up to DO percent snow packed. The mercury was expected to dip to zero or -5 early Tuesday. The light snow that was falling covered the icy coating and added to driving perils. However, traffic that did run was expected to slowly remove the icy coating from main highways unless more mist or rain fell, which did not appear likely as forecasts were for colder weather. Tha low temperature Sunday night was seven above, but this moderated early Monday morning to around 30 degrees which brought on the light rain and mist and then snow as the temperature again began to drop. Radio station KLGA had the following official weather temperatures for the past week: DATE H L S Jan. 11 30 -1 Jan. 12 40 22 Jan. 13 36 23 Tr. Jan. 14 33 17 Jan. 15 15 -6 Jan. 16 — 7 1/2' Titonka Bond Bids A public hearing on the proposed bond issue to finance an addition to the Titonka school will be held at 1 p.m., Jan. 18 (Wednesday), in the school gym. Blueprints and other data will be made available to the public. The bids for construction will be received and opened at 2 p.m. Awarded Contract The James Merryman Construction Co. of Algona was awarded a contract on low bid of $16,752 for construction of a bridge in Emmet county, last week, a 40-foot concrete slab type

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