The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1967 · Page 6
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . KTABUSHED 1865 fUlomcs 2 Sections - 36 Tabloid Pages ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1967 VOL. 102 NO. 10 Teachers Asking Pay Boosts Hold Rites For Mrs. E. Knary At LuVerne Mrs. Emmett Knary, 80, resident of LuVerne for the past 67 years, died Thursday at Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge, following a short illness. Funeral services for her were held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Zion Lutheran church, LuVerne, with Rev. R. T. Mueller officiating. Burial followed at the LuVerne cemetery and Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Ernest and Walter Meyer, Richard Wegner, Edward Lindebak, Harold Miller and William Hardcopf. Born at Silvas, HI., March 12, 1886, Emma R. Ramus was a daughter of Julius and Augusta Ramus. She married Emmett C. Knary at Algona April 19, 1910 and they have resided since that time at LuVerne. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Hector, Moline, HI., and Victor,' Rock Island, HI., two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs, Tillie Hughes, Austin, Minn. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. Chuck Volk To New Post For Utilities Here Chuck Volk, who has been a lineman for Algona Municipal Utilities for the past year, was named public relations man by that group this week. Volk came to Algona from Toledo, la., and is married to the former Henrietta Cook of Algona. They have a son, Vincent, 7, a second grader at Bryant school. Mr. Volk will be contacting the • general public and merchants here to discuss various problems and at all times will be selling electricity for all uses. He is also in charge of advertising for Utilities. T. J. Palmer, Utilities supt., and Al Buchanan, chairman of the board, attended a workshop on power sales and public relations recently at Louisville, Ky., sponsored by the American Public Power Association. Kossuth Pair Own Reserve Champ, Denver Duane Hilbert, LuVerne, and Dennis Uthof, Fenton, were owners of the Reserve Champion Shorthorn in the open class at the National Western Livestock Show at Denver, Colo,, Jan. 1317. Corn & Bean Clinic Is Friday This coming Friday, Feb. 10, is the Big Dayl The 3rd annual Corn ASoybean Clinic will be held at Garrigan High auditorium, starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. There will be a free lunch served at noon. There is no admission charge of any kind. The morning and afternoon program includes experts on corn, bean and fertilizing problems, astound in the special supplement with today's Upper Des Moines. There will also be three fine attendance awards presented, one each at 9, 1 and 3 p.m. They include a tractor radio, Pamline cattle oiler and portable colored TV set. Don't miss the program, and the companionship. Revoke Parole Of Youth In Vandalism Case Eugene Hanna, 20, Lone Rock, was taken to the men's reformatory at Anamosa Saturday by Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten after he had his parole revoked in district court here Friday by Judge G. W. Stillman. Revocation of the parole, which was issued in June, 1965, following a larceny conviction and subsequent five-year sentence, came as a result of Hanna's part in a series of shootings, including a dog owned by Orville Kressin and mailboxes owned by Ray Kading, Clayton Wolf, Lloyd Bleckwenn and Ken Zwiefel, a yard light and theft of a mail box at the Harold Dreyer farm near Fenton. All of the acts of vandalism occurred in the Lotts Creek Fenton vicinity. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who arrested Hanna following investigation of the matters, which occurred Friday and Saturday nights, Jan. 27-28, a shotgun and pistol were used. Condition Still Critical The condition of Mrs. Esther Sigsbee, former Algonan, stricken a week ago Monday at the family home in Sarasota, Fla., remained about the same, but with a drop in her temperature, a phone call from her husband Harlan Sigsbee, stated Sunday. Mrs. Sigsbee suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. She was still unconscious. She is in Sarasota Memorial Hospital. In New Orleans Mr. and Mrs. Howard Miller of Lindsay Soft Water Co., in Algona are attending the Lindsay dealers Mardi Gras Convention at The Jung Hotel in New Orleans, La. Bronze Star Medal Award To Parents Of Wm. Kern Presentation of a Bronze Star Medal, awarded posthumously for meritorius achievement against an enemy to Sp. 4 William F. Kern, was made last Thursday to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kern. The medal was officially presented to the parents by Colonel E. Nelsen of Humboldt, representing the U. S. Army. Bill Kern was killed in action in Viet Nam, while in night action against the enemy, last year. Colonel Nelsen pointed out that the medal was frequently awarded for valor, but not often for meritorious achievement. Specialist Kern was serving with the 27th infantry regiment of the 25th division at the time of his death. The medal came engraved with the soldier's name, and is being held by his mother in the above picture, with Mr. Kern and Colonel Nelsen. (UDM Photo) Lakota School Supt., Wife To Probe 'Iron Curtain' John W. Cook, Superintendent of Schools, Lakota, la., has been selected by the Comparative Education Society to make a three- week study of five (5) countries behind the iron curtain: Yugoslavia, Greece, Russia, Poland and East Germany. Each year two groups of around 100 educators and other persons connected with education in the United States make this trip. The selected persons report to persons in their community and outlying areas on the impressions they gain of education in these Communist dominated countries. Mr. Cook was selected as one of two administrators in the state who were nominated to go. The privilege was also extended to his wife to attend and the couple plan to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Dr. Gerald H. Reed of Kent State University, represents the Comparative Education Society and makes first hand contacts with all of the foreign committee members. These committee members will be in charge in their own countries. The proposed itinerary is as follows; Nov. 1, 1967-Departure from New York City, Nov. 2, 1967- Arrival in Dub- SUPT. COOK, WIFE rovnik, Yugoslavia. Nov. 6, 1967 - Athens, Greece. Nov. 10, 1967 - Moscow, U.S. S.R. Nov. 14, 1967-Warsaw, Poland. Nov. 18, 1967 - Weimer-Erfurt East Berlin, East Germany-. Nov. 22, 1967 - Arrival in New York City. The Comparative Education Society is aided by the National Education Association Around $ Rise In Base Pay Proposed Faculty members of the Algona Community School system are asking for wage increases for tlie 1967-68 school year that would increase the base pay schedules by about $600 per teacher, according to information from teaching circles. Whether or not the usual salary increase for contract renewals in local teaching would be requested over and above the base increase was not definite. In past years, from $150 to $300 has been the usual yearly increase for experienced teachers remaining in the local system. With approximately one hundred teachers on the local faculty, this could represent a basic increase in payroll of $60,000 or so, and could be more if the yearly increases are also added. However, no official action has been taken in the matter by the Algona Board of Education, which was to meet Monday evening, Feb. 6. One of the items on the agenda was a preview of the teaching salary scheduled for the next school year. Formulation of a proposed new wage schedule was made by the Algona Education Association, and a committee from that group is presenting the teachers' proposals, subject of course to discussion and revision as might be agreed upon bet ween the Board and the Committee. The teacher committee members are Adolph Knobloch, Steve George, Howard Stephenson, Susan Deimerly, Goldie Erickson, Dan Wells and Jim Anderson. In teaching contracts for the coming year that have been adopted in a majority of other Iowa communities thus far, starting salaries as reported in the daily press recently have ranged around $5,600 for most school systems. The starting salary in Algona for a four-year degree has been $5,150, according to Supt. O. B. Laing, InDesMoines, recently, a base increase of $400 was granted, giving first-year teachers with a bachelor's degree a starting salary of $5,700. Teaching salaries are reflected directly in the yearly millage levy in taxes Buffalo Feed Annual Buffalo Feed of the local Izaak Walton League chapter will be held this evening (Tuesday) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the V.F.W. Hall in Algona. Everyone is welcome. Named King, Queen At the annual F.B.L.A. sponsored Valentine Dance, held Saturday evening in the Algona High Annex, Bill Boldridge was named { as King and Diane Allen as Queen, . of tbe Ball.

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