The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 26, 1967 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 26, 1967
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Thunder, Hoi/, Sleet, Rain - Weather Freak Kossuth's January thaw ended abruptly Tuesday with a varied (to say the least) shot of weather which found tornadoes inflicting daimge in areas not too far removed. The day began strangely. Mtuiy area residents were awakened before their alarms Tuesday when a thunder, lightning and rain storm moved in during the early hours. Thunder showers also made an appearance a couple of By Russ Waller About the best news we read in the Wednesday morning paper was the belief that a new drug had been discovered which destroys feelings of hate. It's a tranquilizer, isolated from a South Sea islands ceremonial beverage known as kava kava.... we've heard of this kava kava from ex-service men who happened to travel through that area, and if it does what it is supposed to do it might be well to manufacture it in large quantities and ship it to all sections of the world under our foreign aid program .... we might get somewhere 1 An Algona young mm, Perry St. John, 27, was featured .with pictures and story in the February issue of TV Life Picture magazine. Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Judd St. John of Algona, was named Radio Star of the Month. H* is connected with WDGY in Minneapolis, and conducts a Housewives Hit Parade mornings. Recently, as one of his ideas, he traded places with a housewife, took care of her kids, did the dishes, cooked a meal, while the wife took her turn at the mike. Perry won the U. of Iowa actor's award while attending school there, later worked for KCIM at Carroll, was heard over KLGA in Algona with a combo, and has been at WDGY the past four years. He's now married, and father of a boy and girl. Nice going, Perry 1 * * * Just about the time you think things are quieted down, Shorty Elscheid manages to make a move that results in an overdose of Smoke Shop kidding .... it seems that Shorty purchased a shoe repair outfit, and of course his cronies have worked out a repair schedule for him. Keeps him busy while not farming I * * * Then there's the local gent who installed a headbolt heater in his car so that he would be sure to get his wife to work on time. * * * How lucky can one man get ? A large, genial gentleman in town won THREE sports pools over a recent weekend. * * * Vee Mullin, ex-Kossuth resident, renewing his subscription from Cass Lake, Minn., reports a mild winter "so far." But they've had around 19 inches of snow-as of Jan. 16. * * * Checking of grocery prices between stores Is a practice that has been going on for a long time . ... one of the projects of a county school class has been to check grocery prices, box and carton sizes, and similar things and to evaluate them later in the classroom ,.,, the influx of students doing this very thing made it look to local grocers as though a horde of price- checkers from some unknown competitor were on the prowl. * * * It seems that members of the USD A county ASCS staff have another assignment-which they hope they never have to use ,,., they've been named as members of the County Defense Board - "in event of a nuclear disaster." The list Includes Curtis Hiiahr, Galen DeValois, Kenneth Crandall and Lyle Riedinger .... nobody has explained just how they might happen to be around "In event of a nuclear disaster." * * * Our old friend Sim Leigh dropped in the other afternoon with a picture and story from a farm magazine. It showed a steer, seven feet high, weighing 4500 Ibs., > a Holstein-Brown Swiss animal, entered in the Dade County, Florida, fair. We agree with Sim that that's a lot of steer I * * * Famous Last Line - About the quickest way to remove a d.rty look is a little soft soap. other times during the day - and most citizens would have settled for them, but what came later fouled things up. The mercury stayed near 35 degrees most of the day until about 2:30 p.m. - then the rain that was falling turned to sleet and began freezing to everything it struck. There was also a little snow mixed in and by 5 p.m. conditions weren't too good. Streets, roads, highways and sidewalks were slippery - and it seemed a blizzard might be on the way. However, it didn't make it. High winds during the day managed to knock down a few tree limbs and small branches around the area, but apparently , there was no serious damage reported. Around the state, especially in the southeast portion, a number of tornadoes touched down - kil- ling a three-year-old boy at Ft. Madison. There were also tornadoes reported in other midwest- ern states. Schools in this area were let out early in most instances, so buses could mike their rounds and take rural children home and there were a great number of postponements (meetings, athletic contests, etc.) announced. St. John's of Bancroft was slated to meet Emmetsburg Catholic in the Sioux City Diocesan Tournament, but the game was re-scheduled for Wednesday night. Weather Bureau officials blamed the collision of a mass of arctic air with the spring-like air that prevailed over Iowa for the chaotic weather Tuesday. While it was still a little treacherous getting around Wednesday, things were nearer normal for this time of year, with a low of 12 degrees reported a couple of days after highs in the forties went into the records. The forecast early Wednesday called for clearing skies and colder temperature marks. It was more like January in Kos- stith. According to the official weather station, KLGA, here, the area received an inch of snow Jan. 19, traces of rain Jan. 22- 23-24 and .4 of an inch of you name it during Tuesday's mixed- up mess. Here are the readings: Jan. 19 Jan. 20 Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 H L 22 -26 37 41 40 38 37 -6 24 31 30 19 12 Clear Pictures — More News - Largest Circulation gJlgona Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ai second class matter at the portofflce at AlRona. Iowa (50911). Nov. 1. 1933. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1967 18 Pages Metro-4 Pages Tabloid VOL. 102 NO. 7 Public School Crackdown On Liquor And Smoking Members of the board of education of the Algona Community School District decided upon a plan of action against student use of tobacco and alcoholic beverages at school events during a weather-postponed meeting here Monday night. The board also postponed discussion and a decision on a teacher's salary schedule for the 1967-68 school year until its meeting Monday evening, Feb. 6. At that time, group health insurance for school employees during the same school year will also be determined. Exact figures on the salary proposal are not known, but work is being done on the schedule and will be ready for the next official meeting, at which time a committee of the local Education Association will be present to talk over the proposal with the board. Reports are that a very substantial boost in the salary schedule is being requested. Base pay for a college graduate with a B. A. degree during the current year in Algona has been $5,150. TEACHERS ASKING SALARY BOOSTS Adolph Knobloch, local teacher who is the representative of the Algona Education Ass'n. in the matter of presenting proposed salary schedules for 196768, said Tuesday evening that • the proposals had been presented to the board, but that he did not care to reveal the exact amounts that were being asked in the way of salary increases. The school board was to take the matter up in February. In dealing with the tobacco and alcohol question, the board studied a proposal offered by Principal Elgin Allen and Supt. O. B. Laing. Through its action, the board will: Forbid smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages at any school function in school buildings, on school grounds or at any school- sponsored event at all times; forbid possession of any form of tobacco or alcoholic beverage on his person or in school lockers, etc.; and forbid the appearance of any student at any school-sponsored event showing definite evidence of drinking alcoholic beverage before arriving at the event. Penalties are: Tobacco — use or possession, 3-day suspension or longer; second violation, expulsion, subject to board approval. Alcohol — expulsion, subject to board approval. Transportation of students to school activities out of town was also discussed. Mr. Laing stated that some schools were of the opinion that if an instructor (hauling debate students, etc.) who is paid a set mileage rate must be a qualified bus driver, complete with necessary license and exams, but if gas and oil are paid, the instructor does not have to meet the same qualifications. The board doesn't know what the answer will be here, but will continue to use school buses for most such trips. A resume of budget expectations for 1967-68 wasgiven, without any figures, which are not ready yet, with Supt. Laing stating there probably would not be much change from the current school year, with the possible exception of the teacher salary schedule. Arnold Meyer, school bus driver who has been acting foreman of buses, was approved as permanent bus foreman. The board also chatted informally about the impending school bond vote next Monday, Jan. 30, and during the discussion board member Jack Limbaugh, with approval of the remainder of the board, complimented the Upper Des Moines and station KLGA for stories covering the election. It was also announced that there are approximately 5,500 voters in the district - and the largest school vote to date attracted about 40 percent to the polls. Board members again stressed the fact that voters in the district planning to cast ballots in the bond election must do so at the polling place in their own precinct. Funeral Held Wednesday For Faris A. Miner Million And Half School Bond Issue Vote Monday Funeral A. Miner, of Algona, 2 p.m. services for Faris 56, lifelong resident were held here at Wednesday in McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with Rev. James Bruch officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers were Wm. Hilton, Wayne Johnson, Donald Armstrong, Wm. Specht, Craig Smith and Lawrence Gillespie. Mr. Miner died suddenly at his home here early Monday morning. Faris Arthur Miner, son of Luman and Edith Williams Miner, was born here Dec. 16, 1910. He married Jean Kinsey here Aug. 30, 1943 and during World War n was a civilian flight Instructor at Coleman Field, Texas. He also was a flying Instructor and pilot here. He also attended school here and was a graduate of Algona High School. Mr. Miner is survived by his wife; twin daughters, Mary Janice and Jean Marie; and two brothers, Melvin Miner, Spencer, and Robert Miner, Sioux City. He was preceded in death by his parents. Titonkn Lady Passes; Rites Held Tuesday Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Severiens, 94, of Titonka were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Reformed Church, Titonka. She died Sunday at the Maple Leaf Rest Home at Burt. Mrs. Severiens was born Feb. 13, 1872, in Germany and has resided in Titonka most of her life. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Wubben of Titonka and Donald Wubben of Independence. There are 13 grandchildren. Burial was at the church cemetery. fcVttftWfcW?:':^ Student Honors Iowa State University announces that it is admitting "with recognition" several area students, among them Connie Darbyshire and Dennis Georg of Algona, to the fall semester of 1967. To Wyoming Camp Captain Howard W. Stephenson of the Algona unit of the National Guard has been informed that the summer training period for the local unit will be held at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, July 15-29. The Algona group is attached to the 194th artillery. A New JayCee Arlon Bergstrom is a new member of the Algona JayCees. ::i:::::::::::ft:::i::S::i:^ TV Farm News i'fl 01 " 1 Co »p |e u T c r Guests On Man 10 tmlee Brazilian Trip Corn, Bean Clinic Earl Lierley New Chamber President Earl Lierley, executive vice president and general manager of Universal Mfg. Co., was elected president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce during the meeting of the board of directors here Tuesday morning. He is show in the above photo seated in the middle of the front row. Other officers named were Bud Anderson, vice president; and Leo Cassel, treasurer. Ted Chrlschilles is past president and Bill Steele executive secretary of the organization. New members of the board are Ervin Wiltgen, Retail Bureau; Roy Stoffel, Agricultural and Petroleum Bureau; Dr. Kevin Nash, Civic Bureau; John Claude, Manufacturers, Contractors and Distributors Bureau; Orville Wicks, Automotive Bureau; and Louis Reilly, Salesmen's Bureau. Other board members include Norm Christian, Joe Pomplun, Bud Anderson, Dick Buscher, Bill Conn, Leo Cassel, Ken Peirce and Max Bartholomew. The Chamber's annual dinner meeting was held at the high school Aonex Tuesday evening. Officers and board members in the photo are, front row, left to right, Mr. Wiltgen, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Lierley, Mr. Steele and Mr. Chrischilles; while in back, left to right, are Mr. Claude, Mi-. Stoffel, Dr. Nash, Mr. Pomplun, Mr. Reilly, Mr. Conn, Mr. Buscher and Mr. Christian. Don Sabbann, farm news director for KGLO - TV of Mason City, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Corn & Soybean Clinic to be held in Algona, Feb. 10, at the Garrigan High auditorium. He is also EmCee for a similar Clinic to be held at the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake, Feb. 14. Program plans have been completed for the Algona Clinic, which will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. There will be a free luncheon served all of those present at noon, right in the auditorium. As an Inducement for arriving early, the sponsors will give away a registration prize at 9:30 a.m. of a tractor radio, There will also be a treatment oiler awarded at the start of the afternoon session, donated by Pam- line of Emmetsburg. At 3 p.m. a portable TV set will also be presented as an award. Complete and final details of the program and Clinic plans will be found In this newspaper between now' and the Feb. 10 date. All farmers and any other interested persons are cordially invited to attend. The Clinic was moved to Garrigan High this year because of the need for larger space and seating. This is the third annual Clinic of its kind in this area, sponsored through the Algona Upper Des Moines and cooperating suppliers and firms. One of the added attractions this year will be the appearance of Clyde Hight of Illinois, national corn growing champion of 1965. Toboggan Party The Annual 4-H Youth Leaders toboggan party will be held Monday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Etherington Hill, which is 3 miles south of Burt on the Blacktop and one mile east. Later in tne evening, refreshments will be served_and recreation ^leld to the Plum Creek School. Mr. and Mrs. Rex Taylor of Algona are leaving New York, by Argentine Airlines, Friday, Jan. 27, for a visit to Brazil. They will be guests of Colonel and Mrs. Jose Ferraz De- Suza. The latter's son, Salvadore, was a house guest of the Taylors during the school year of 1964 - 65 as an exchange student. Since the return of the youth to his native country, the two families have had frequent correspondence, and the invitation to visit Brazil was finally accepted by the Taylors . Their host is one of the more prominent military leaders in Brazil and soon to retire. Two New Cases Filed Here In District Court Two new cases were filed in district court here this week. Tuloma Gas Products Co,, plaintiff, is seeking $197.67 as settlement of a promissory note from Everett St. John, defendant. Richard B, Erlckson, plaintiff, is asking $341.46 for repair of damages to an auto from Henry Pfeffer, defendant. The plaintiff claims the defendant was negligent and as a result the former's auto struck a cow owned by the latter five miles east of Algona Dec. 3, 1966. OMVI Charged After Arrest Here Monday A LuVerne man, Virgil Jennings, was charged with OMVI In Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week. He posted $350 bond. His arrest came at 11:50 p. m. Monday by local police and court action followed the next morning. Two other matters were also heard by the mayor. Henry B. Schneider and James F. Jentz, both of Fenton, were charged with intoxication and fined $25 and costs following preliminary hearings. New Hi School Construction Major Item Next Monday, Jan. 30,isvoting day for the Algona Community School District. That's when every qualified voter living within boundaries of the district will have the opportunity to express his wishes, for or against, a $1,500,000 expenditure for a school building program. The accompanying map clearly shows the outline of the entire district - and more important designates where polling places are located for the three precincts involved. Voters living in precinct number 1 (C re sco, Union, Plum Creek, Irvington, Wesley and Prairie townships) will cast their ballots at the high school building here. Precinct number 2 voters (Lotts Creek and Whittemore townships) will cast ballots at the City Hall at Whittemore; and voters in precinct number 3 (Riverdale and Sherman townships) are slated to vote in the Riverdale Community Center building (formerly the Riverdale Center School), located in section 15 of Riverdale township. Voting will be from noon to 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Numbers on the map identify the location of polling places. A 60 percent majority is needed for approval. And voters must vote in the precinct in which they reside. Most of the angles involved in the election have been outlined in news stories during the past few months (since appointment of a Citizen's Advisory Committee) - and basically, here are the reasons why the bond issue is being voted upon: First off, and most important, construction of a new 4-year high school building to handle 600 students, to be built on the district's present land in the southeast portion of the city. Improvements at the present high school building, which will handle sixth, seventh and eighth graders. An addition to the Bertha Godfrey School of a multi-purpose room and library. If passed, it is expected the bond issue would run for 20 years - with a very slight tax Increase expected to handle it, Bonded indebtedness of the district at present is $308,000- expected to be paid off in nine years. Main reason a new high school seems a necessity, according to school officials and the Advisory Committee, is over-croweded quarters. In recent years, it has been necessary for the district to rent needed room at a cost of $5,500 per year and at various times, existing buildings have been changed to meet needs, also, new ones and additions have also been built. Enrollment in 30 years has grown from about 1,000 to IJ750 - and a projection into the future indicates possible further enlargement. There also is a possibility that more school children will attend this district's schools when final reorganization is accomplished at some future date. A general meeting, at which time board members, Supt. 0. B. Laing and an architect were present to discuss the entire proposal, was held Wednesday

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