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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 7, 1968
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aigona Upper Brs flloincs Minor Mishap A 2-car mishap here at 8:03 a.m. Thursday resulted in an es- timated $175 damage according to a report turned In at the police station. Drivers of the autos were Wendell C. Willrett, 29, of Burt, and Nancy A. Courtney, 17, of Algona, with damage of $50 to the Burt vehicle and $125 to the Algona car. SECOND SECTION ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1968 Head Of Algona Insurance Firm To Washington Eugene Murtagh, president, Druggists Mutual Insurance Co., Algona, left Wednesday for Washington, D. C. and Miami, Fla. He was accompanied by Mrs. Murtagh. Mr. Murtagh will be one of 18 prominent Iowa insurance executives who will discuss automobile insurance with all seven Iowa Congressmen and Sen. Jack Miller Thursday. Sen. Hickenlooper, who is in Europe, will be represented by his chief assistant. This meeting is in regard to the Congressional investigation of automobile insurance, which will be opened soon. After meeting with the Legislators, the executives will attend a meeting with Department of Transportation Secretary Boyd, where they will point out that Iowa has not experienced the many failures of automobile insurance companies, nor does it have the numerous problems of other states, due primarily to the leadership and direction of the Iowa Insurance Department. After this meeting, Mr. and Mrs. Murtagh will fly to Miami, Fla. and Mr. Murtagh will attend meetings of the Mutual Loss Research Bureau and the American Mutual Insurance Alliance at Key Biscayne, Fla. They plan to return to Algona March 7. County Board Of Education Wants Unity The Kossuth county board of education has decided to air the possibility of a single school district for the north part of the • county. The board Thursday night tentatively set a dinner meeting with Ledyard, Lakota, Bancroft and Swea City school boards to discuss the possible reorganization. The board's consolidation plan for Bancroft, Swea City, Greenwood, Ramsey and part of Grant township has not been formally approved by the Iowa State Board of Education. "The basic purpose of a meet- Ing of the school boards of the districts of the northern part of Kossuth county will be for presentation and discussion of future educational programs and opportunities for all of the pupils of the combined district," saysWes Bartlett of Algona, county board president. The Algona meeting is tentatively set for the week of March 18. H. J. McNertney, mayor of Bancroft, attended the board meeting Thursday night and said he basically approved the reorganization plan as filed and added, "I would be glad to implement the plan and help to pull the north part of the county together." A. M. Quintard, Kossuth supt. of schools, informed the board that housing for three classes of retarded children in the county will have to be found for the 196869 school year. One class is presently in the Farm Bureau building in Algona and two other classes are in the school at Algona. The Algona school now needs the space. The board also learned that Roger Lemmon of Wliittemore and Esther Steil of West Bend, Kossuth county's two speech therapists, are resigning after this school year. New Granddaughter WESLEY-Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Reising report a new granddaughter, who was born Feb. 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schneider of Humboldt at Mercy Hospital, Ft. Dodge. She has been named Amy Jo and is the young couple's first child and weighed in at 9 Ibs., 7 oz. The new mother is the former Marlene Reising. The grandparents visited the Sch» neiders, Tuesday, Feb. 27. OWL Jasper Pirksen of Buffalo Center found a huge Great Horned Owl which had died behind his home earlier this month. The huge bird had an extended wingspan of 53 inches and weighed over four pounds. Dwight Garman, Assigned To Venezuela, Peace Corps Dwight Leo Garman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Garman, Algona, has recently been named a Peace Corps volunteer after completing eight weeks of training at the Peace Corps Training Center in Puerto Rico and seven weeks of further training in Venezuela. Dwight is one of 45 new volunteers who will work under the Venezuelan Agricultural Planning Commission toward improved agricultural management and production techniques. They will act as a liaison between Venezuelan technicians and rural farmers in the fields of agriculture, animal husbandry, marketing, home economics and 4-H club activities. Several volunteers will work to improve planning and the use of credit by cooperative groups and a few volunteers will work in youth agriculture schools. During their training the new volunteers studied Spanish and Venezuelan history and culture as well as technical studies in their fields. Their late February assignment brings the number of Peace Corps volunteers in Venezuela to about 385. Mr. Garman is a graduate of Creighton University with a degree in political science. Christmas Seal Sale Totals $2,261 In Area C. R. Schoby, Algona, president of the Kossuth County TB and Health Assn., reported this week that a total of $2,261.75 was collected from sale of Christmas Seals in the south half of the county. Workers and amounts reported by them included: Towns - Algona: Mrs. Ervin Handel, $845.80; LuVerne: Mrs. Henry Marty, $85; Titonka: Mrs. Morris Givens, $166.10; Wesley: Mrs. Theron C. Hansen, $122.70; and Whittemore: Mrs. Vic Perkins, $76. Townships - Buffalo: Mrs. Carl Callies, $117.55; Cresco; Mrs. Merle Teeter, $87.50; Garfield: Mrs. Philip Fisher, $91; Irvington: Mrs. Howard Raney, $83; Lotts Creek: Mrs. Harold P. Becker, $46; LuVerne: Mrs. Cliff Bjustrom, $40.50; Plum Creek: Mrs. Robert Harrison, $61.50. Portland: Mrs. Harold Becker, $101.50; Prairie: Mrs. August Studer, $63; Riverdale: Mrs. Hubert O'Brien, $79.36; Sherman: Mrs. Alvin Weber, $57.74; Union: Mrs. John Rich, $74.10; Wesley: Lois Bentele, $84.75; and Whittemore: Mrs. Garmon Adams, $41. Auto Course To Begin Here On June 24 Starting date for an Iowa Lakes Community College automotive mechanics course in Algona is June 24. Francis Lynch of Boone has been hired as instructor. He will begin April 1, setting up plans and ordering equipment, A building has . o* been chosen yet. Lynch has bee- operator of a higWy specialist > auto mechanics business in Booue and has attended a number of trade schools, accord* ing to Doyle Carpenter, superin* tendent of the Iowa Lakes Com* ra unity Coliege. A second Instructor will be hired when the course is in operation. Anyone with a high school diploma or the equivalent is eligible to take the course. Tuition for Iowa residents will be $150 a semester and out of state tuition will be $225 a semester. NW Bell Annual Report Shows 1967 Big Year Northwestern Bell Telephone Company's expenditures for new telephone facilities, equipment and buildings amounted to a record $159 million in 1967, the eighth consecutive year of increase, A. F. Jacobson, company president, said in the firm's Annual Report issued Tuesday. Jacobson foresees a continued upward trend in construction in order to meet not only regular telephone service requirements but also increasing ways in which the telephone network is being used for new communication purposes. Some newer uses for telecommunication services described in the report were the transmission of heart and brain graphs for diagnosis by medical specialists hundreds of miles away, remote control of equipment through telemetering and the mounting need "by businesses for data transmission and other' 'machine talk" related to use of computers. At the end of the year, Northwestern Bell was providing service for 3,394,000 telephones, some 150,000 more than at the start of the year. Long distance calling and use of intercity services increased 6.3% over 1966. The year's construction brought distance dialing to 123,000 more telephones, helped provide individual line service for 87,000 more customers and enlarged or replaced equipment in about 400 central offices. The close of 1967 saw the company's investment in the five states it serves - Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota - standing at $1.5 billion. The report states that expenditures of Northwestern Bell and other Bell System affiliates in 1967-for payrolls, taxes, new construction, purchases of materials and sup-, plies - put approximately $480 million into the economy of these five states. An average of approximately 25,000 men and women worked for Northwestern Bell during the year. The company's revenues for the year increased by 6.2% and expenses were up 5%. Tax payments, including federal excise and state sales taxes, amounted to $146 million for the year, an Year 'round comfort... all in one package! ^^^H^^The electric heat pump ^0P is the one-package marvel ^ that heats or cools, as you wish. In winter, it pumps heat into your home. In summer, it reverses itself to furnish refreshing coolness, The electric heat pump filters out dust and dirt. removes excess moisture from the air. The electric heat pump is a one-package unit designed to make your home a one-season home — pleasant, comfortable 12 months a year. Algona Municipal Utilities VOL. 102 NO. 18 average of $44 per telephone for the year. Earnings per share of the company's stock were $2.39 compared with $2.35 for 1966. Plan Summer Head Start Unit For 62 A summer head start program is planned for Kossuth county by the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. for an eight-week period, June 10 to Aug. 4. Thirty children can be served in the summer classes, in addition to the present 32 already enrolled in the two units, one in Algona and the other at Bancroft. A bulletin from the O.E.O. office at Emmetsburg places the cost per child at about $110 per month, financed from the O.E.O. funds. Kossuth county has a 16-member advisory committee serving in conjunction with the seven- county O.E.O. program. Of the 16, three serve on the multi- county board. The following persons serve on the Kossuth County Committee: Mrs. Victor Frideres, Guy C. Giddings, Mrs. Pauline Kramer, Rev. Robert Lorenz, Steve McCall, Joseph Straub, Algona; Mrs. Bernice Heneman, Armstrong; Harry Naffziger, Lu Verne; Lawrence Schiltz, Algona; Vince Meyer, Bancroft; Ted Hoover, Titonka; Ed Elbert, Whittemore; Harold Montag, West Bend, and Cecil Thoreson, Swea City. There are also ten Kossuth county youths working ten hours per week and getting $1.25 per hour. The per enrollee cost is $650 per year. The present work stations are the following schools; Ledyard, Burt, Algona Garrigan, Algona Public, Bancroft St. John's, Whittemore St. Paul's, Titonka, and Sentral. A Kossuth office is located in Algona at the American Legion .building. I cris^^pross action. FOR YOUTHFUL SUPPORT AND SEPARATION PLAYTEX BRA Give your figure new excitement with Cr/ss-Cross Act/on. NOW-PLAYTEX introduces unique Criss-Cross Action in the famous Living Bra to give you youthful \ support and separation. Sheer elastic back and \ sides for a//-way stretch—won't ride up/ And it's machine washable, even in bleach—keeps its life month after month. With semi-stretch straps, lace cups (A) or stretch straps (B). Only $3.95. White 32A-42C. See these beautiful new Playtex Living Bras with Criss-Cross Action today. 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