The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 16, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 16, 1967
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Clear Pictures — More News — Largest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Most lowans follow with considerable Interest tlio Ronald Reagan elevation to the governorship of California, he being an ex-Iowa newscaster with a most familiar name .... In Drew Pearson's syndicated column in this issue, readers will find an interesting paragraph concerning a move to oust him from the Governor's chair in the Golden State, a move that is legal under one section of California law. Wonder how many readers scanned the annual financial report of Algona Municipal Utilities, carried In the Tuesday issue this week. It showed a nice margin of operating profit AFTER a capital outlay of over $200,000 in electric and water Improvements, and AFTER a transfer of funds to the City of Algona for over $73,000. * * * Quite a furore over Daylight Saving Time .... while the numerous objectors to the idea are oolite verbal and publicized, not so much is heard from those In favor of the Idea .... be it good, or bad, there is one angle worth considering .... under Federal adoption for the entire country of DST this year, any state so desiring can nullify this and remain on regular time, but nullification must be done In state legislatures .... thus, Iowa could nullify the DST idea, but could find its neighboring states of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota all on DST, which would be a little confusing. * * * We admit to being a bit old- fashioned on a few things — for example: we think long distance calls when you don't know the number you're calling were a lot easier when you Just gave the Information to a long distance operator and she made the connection; and we can't quite adapt to the idea of a stereo set In a car which already has a radio. (P. S. - We got Des Plaines, HI. on a call to Grundy Center, the other day). * * * Senator Jack Miller may be a well-informed man in matters military, but there is reason to suspect that his proposed elevation as an Air Force reserve officer from colonel to brigadier general might be based on his being a U. S. Senator and not because he has earned the promotion over a period of inactive duty years .... the practice of giving such promotions is common to men in political and government life, but that doesn't make it right .... there are thousands of good men on active duty, many of them eligible for promotions, who deserve such advancement well ahead of politically-motivated promotions. * * * So "Beautiful Land" is going on Iowa license plates in 1969 .... well, that momentous decision has been made. * * * Did you know that the children of Astronauts Virgil Grissom and Roger Chafee will be given full scholarships at Purdue University? The two men who died in the Apollo spacecraft were both graduates of Purdue, and their alma mater honored them accordingly. * * * Letters to the editor are welcome In this newspaper, providing they are (1) signed by the writer, (2) contain no libel, and (3) are not overly lengthy. They can even give us "you know what" and we don't mind. * * * Definition: Smoking Jacket a coat that's burned full of holes. * * * Oiie of the attendance winners at the Corn-Soybean Clinic waa Alvin Becker of Corwlth, who won a cattle oiler, no small item .... fortunately, he drove to the meeting in a pickup .... •aid he had a premonition he might win something. * * * Famous Last Line - Just wait until you get your tax bill NEXT year I ESTABLISHED 1865 SSi?If d i5 s sec . on .1,, c . lass ma "« »» the postofflcc nt Algona, Iowa (80511). Nov. 1, 1932, under Act oJ Congress of March 3, 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1967 16 Metro Pages - 4 Tabloid Pages VOL. 102 NO. 12 Teachers Get Big Salary Boost awwssms^^ ^^ M Jack Streit, Ex-Algonan, Is Heart Victim Word was received here about 2 a. m. Tuesday of the sudden death Monday evening in Denver, Colo., of Jack Streit, former Algonan, in his late forties. He is the nephew of Mrs. H. M. Smith and Matt Streit, Algona, both of whom went to Ft. Dodge Tuesday, where they were joined by Mrs. Teresa (Maurlce)Cullen and proceeded to Denver. Another aunt is Mary Streit of Ft. Dodge. Funeral services and burial took place this morning CThurs- day) in Denver. Mr. Strlet was bowling and collapsed of a heart attack. Born at Mitchell, S. D., and the youngest of five children, Jack came to Algona at the age of two and he and his brother and sisters were reared in the home of their grandfather, Anton Streit. Jack was a veteran of World War n in which he was a commissioned officer. He attended Loyola University, Chicago, and was graduated from Iowa University at Iowa City with a degree 'in engineering. He was employed by the Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs. Survivors include his widow, Irene, and three children, James, John and Charlotte. One brother, Dr. Harold Streit of Chelsea, Mass, survives, as do three sisters, Betty Streit, Ft. Dodge, Helen Davis, Cocoa, Fla., and Mrs. William Healey, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Edna Shilfs Rites Are Held Held Wed. Last rites for Edna B. Shilts, 86, lifelong resident of Algona, were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. In the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial was at Rivervlew cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was In charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Lloyd Bohannon, Fred Geigel, Al Buchanan, Joseph Skow, Albert Reid and Wilbur Zelgler. Mrs. Shilts died early Monday morning at Good Samaritan Home where she was a resident. Edna B. Walter, daughter of Milton and Clara Plnney Walter, was born here Feb. 13, 1881. She married Clarence R. Shilts, Algona barber, here May 4,1904 and he preceded her in death in 1937. She Is survived by a son, Fred, Algona shoe store operator. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death. 5 Enter Service • Kossuth Selective Service announces the induction for the month of January of Leroy J. Heinen in the Army, and enlistments of Clarence Bruns, Robert Boldridge, and Robert G. Heinen of Algona, and Glen Bosma of Buffalo Center, in the Navy. Cadettes To State Meet Again Over $75,000 Increase Estimated LuVerne Over Top In Library Fund Drive The LuVerne Community library Building Committee is happy to report that the minimum fund goal of $8,800 was reached by January IB. This, with the $10,000 grant from the Klnney-Lindstrom Foundation, constitutes the amount necessary to request a grant from the national library fund to build a $40,000 library This $8,800 is a minimum requirement and any gifts above this amount can surely be put to good use in buying necessary library equipment and supplies. All of the committee are extremely pleased at the response from local people and also from friends and interested persons outside the LuVerne area. People have been generous. They have given money, time in soliciting, books that were needed to raise our book count to the state requirement, and some who could not give flnanical help gave us moral support with their good wishes for our success. Most of us have been amazed that this sum was raised in approximately three week's time. Since we have no big industries or millionaries to make donations, and our population is not large in number, attaining our goal was the result of almost everyone in the community contributing something. Sometimes we are worried by the attituesof'LetGeorgedoit," or "It won't do me any good," or "The little towns are dying". But the response to this drive surely proves that the pioneer spirit of improving your community and doing something for others is still very much alive. This Is the "stuff that made America great. We extend our sincere thanks to everyone, both local and outside our community, who has helped make a dream a reality. For several years, Algona High School's Cadettes, precision marching group, have been entertaining crowds here at halftime during the basketball season. Twice before, the girls," who are sponsored by Mrs. Delia Moxley, have traveled to the Girls' State Basketball Tournament, where they have performed before large crowds. Those trips were made in 1963 and 1965. Another trip will be made to the Tourney this year. Mrs. Moxley, managers Lana Bishop, Debbie Laws and Jan Limbaugh and girls shown here will appear at Des Moines Thursday, March 9, during halftime of the second afternoon contest that day. Members of the organization are, front row, left to right, Wendi Gardner, Sharon Wagner, Niki Wegner, Virginia Klein, Cathy Chrischilles, Cathy Buchanan, Sue Bullock, Debbie Kelley and Rosemary Bullock. Second row, left to right, Marilyn Dau, Connie Darbyshire, Cyndee Miller, Lynda Schlapia, Becky Fischer, Barb Haag, Pat Hopkins and Karla Sjogren. Third row, left to right, Carol Slonlker, Kathy McBride, Becky Tordoff, Patti Muckey, Brenda Sjogren, Kathy Morz and Connie Schultz. Back row, left to right, Kathy Skow, Peggy Zittritsoh, Kathy Wibben, Linda Ross, Jane Walker, Nancy Elmore, Donna Fisher and Kristi Easter. GeO. Washington Algona Man' Birthday Sale Event Next Week Father Dies At Aurelia 3rd Quarter Sales Tax Returns, '66, For County Sales tax returns for the third quarter of 1966, issued recently, show the following comparisons for Algona cities and towns; ALGONA 2J2a $86,055.52 $4,032,776 Bancroft 42 10,712.05 535,602 Burt 31 3,884.92 194,246 LuVerne 22 3,251.74 162,587 Swea City 52 9,572.05 478,602 Tltonka 36 7,456.57 372,878 Wesley 19 6,621.06 331,053 Whittemore 36 5,601.10 280,055 Towns under 500 60 12,530.55 626,527 (Fenton, Lakota, Ledyard, St. Benedict, Lone Rock) There were 409 motor vehicles reported as licensed in the quarter, with a total tax involved of $21,644. These are not Included In th« above figures. Algona stores will offer a George Washington Birthday Sale event next week Wednesday, By unanimous approval of the retail trade committee of the Chamber of Commerce, hours, of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. were designated for that day. In other words, stores are to be open in the evening. Doug Diekman and Jerry Benson are members of the George Washington Birthday Committee. Rites Held For Grace Larson Of Algona Funeral services for Grace N. Larson, 71, resident here most of her life, were held here at 3 p. m. Wednesday In McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Keith Strayer officiated and burial followed at Rlverview cemetery. Pallbearers were Oswald Thilges, George Miller, Leo McEnroe, Carl Hutchins, James McEnroe and Kenneth Roney. Mrs. Larson died at Britt Memorial hospital Saturday. Born here Oct. 8, 1895, Grace Nelson Johnson was a daughter of August and Christine Nelson Johnson. She attended high school here and SCI, Cedar Falls, then taught In schools around the county. She married Cornelius Larson March 1, 1927 and he preceded her In death April 30, 1962. Survivors include a daughter, Frances, Algona; and two brothers, George, her twin, and William, Hltterdal, Minn. Annual Meeting WESLEY - The 60th annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmer's Coop Society will be held In St. Joseph's parish hall, Monday evening, Feb. 20. Funeral services for George Parrott, 77, Aurelia, father of Dean Parrott of Algona, were held Saturday afternoon there. Mr. Parrott died Tuesday night, Feb. 7, at Aurelia. His wife preceded him in death. Survivors include the son here, another son, a daughter and several grandchildren. 130 At Meeting Algona zone of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society held a World Day of Prayer, Feb. 10, at the Trinity Lutheran church here. The Livermore ladies aid was in charge of the service. Approximately 130 were in attendance. Shoplifting Brings 30-Day Jail Sentence Donalf F. Wolfe, West Bend, was sentenced to 30 days in jail here this week following a preliminary hearing on a charge of shoplifting in Mayor Bill Finn's court. Sheriff Ralph Undhorst made the arrest after Wolfe allegedly took a Timex wrist watch, valued at $16.63, from the Gengler pool hall at Whittemore. Four persons were fined $50 following hearings of charges, also. They were Robert E. Balzer, Briarchiff, N.Y., and Fred A Ulrich, Cincinnati, Ohio, possession of beer by a minor; Edward B. Hestel, Lanesboro, drinking beer on a public highway; and CynthiaS.Schumacher, Algona, reckless driving. Everett L. Minnich, Laurens, was fined $25, intoxication; and Tom D. Yager, Fenton, $10 following too closely. Court costs were assessed In addition to fines. Ex-Pastor Dies A former Methodist pastor in this area, Rev. Milton M. Schaper, 67, died Sunday nighti at a Mason City hospital. He was retired. Services were held for him Wednesday at Mason City, with burial today (Thursday) at Sioux City. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, four stepchildren, a brother and a sister. The ninety-seven instructors in the Algona Community School District were granted substantial salary Increases for the 196768 school year at a meeting of the board of education Monday night. While the exact amount of the total Increase over the current year's payroll is not known (it will be in several days after each teacher's salary is figured), it will probably run between $75,000 and $100,000. The increase in base pay alone, for 97 teachers, will total $53,350. The various other increases, increments for continued service and for graduate work and M. A. degrees, will add a total yet to be determined in each individual case. Base pay, all teachers, was raised $550. Pay raises across the board went into effect after the board met in executive session for 1-1/2 hours, then with a committee representing the Algona Education Association, Adolph Knobloch, Steve George and John Vint. In each of four categories, starting with a base salary, wage Increases will come at the rate of $200 for each teacher in a series of steps ranging from eight to 14. Following a discussion of the salary slate, the committee representing the Education Association returned to the meeting and told the board the offer was acceptable, although below what the Association originally asked. The Association here, like others in school districts all over the state, was seeking a $6,000 starting base salary for a person with a 4-year B. A. degree. Under the offer, the base is $5,700, plus $100 free Name 12 Grand Jurors For Current Year Grand jurors for 1967 were drawn this week by County Clerk Alma Pearson. They will serve the entire year - and It is not known when they will be called In by County Attorney Bing MacDonald. Selected were: Charles Bormann, Whittemore; Herman Franzen, Titonka; Clem Helar, Bancroft; Roger Jensen and Jack Qulnn, Lone Rock; Walter Klocke, Ledyard; Margaret Laage, Fenton; Lester Lease, Wesley; Ervin Link, Swea City; June Mawdsley, Algona; Henry Rustemeir, Lakota; and Erwin Schwietert, Burt. group hospital insurance. Also using the 4-year B. A. figure of $5,700, the increase is $550, plus the Insurance, as the base during the current year is $5,150, without insurance. According to the plan presented by the Education Association, the base salary figure for the entire faculty'here amounted to $591,529. The increases asked amounted to $144,618, plus$8,000 insurance, with a subsequent base salary schedule of $744,147 for next year. The Increase asked amounted to an average increase of $1,500 per instructor, with teachers having the most years experience (and top degrees) getting the largest amounts and others the smallest. Percentage-wise, the Association's salary slate ranged from 20-24% increases. The board's salary offer was accepted after two changes were made. Here's the way it looked the first time around: B. A. - $5,700 to $8,100 in 12 steps at $200 increment increases. B. A. plus 15 hrs. - $5,950 to $8,350 in 12 steps, same increments. M. A.- - $6,200 to $9,000 in 14 steps, same increments. The latter two were changed to B. A. plus 15 - $5,925 to $8,325; and M. A. - $6,300 to $9,100, both with the same Increments. The B. A. plus 15 raise is from $5,374 this year and the M. A. jump is from a base of $5,749 during the current year. Figures are based on the normal teaching year of nine months. Total millage Increase is not known either, but it would have been 6.26 under the Association's plan, so it will be under that by about 25 percent or so. Formal authorization of the pay plan will come from the board at a later date. The board also hired a new instructor for the balance of the school year. Bob Johnson, a native of Eagle Grove who has been working on his master's degree at SCI, Cedar Falls, will become a ninth grade English teacher next week. He will replace William Langman, who had asked to be released from his contract. Johnson formerly taught junior high at Waterloo, is married and has two small children. Langman Is entering private business. Authorization was given the secretary to secure bids on fuel oil and gas for buses — and it was announced the board will study the need to receive bids on a couple of new 60-passenger buses for 1967-68. The board set its next meeting, date for Monday night, Feb. 20. It Was Instructive & Good Fellowship An Upper Des Moines photographer snapped these two pictures last Friday of the "full house'' that took In the Corn & Soybean Clinic here. The picture at the left was taken from the west side of the Garrigan High School auditorium. The picture at the right was taken from the east side of the same room, and readers will note the crowd extending back Into the upper bleachers. There are a great many faces in these pictures; perhaps you'll find your own I Those attending the Clinic, which included a See" lunch at noon, were high in their praise of the affair which terminated promptly at 3 p. m. so that late shopping or farm chores could be attended to before darkness. The turn-out here was the largest of any held thus far in Iowa. There are about 15 similar clinics around the state.

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