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March 12, 1968

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Two Sections - 12 Tabloid, 4 Metro ESTABLISHED 1865 as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa Nov. I. 1032. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1968 VOL. 102 NO. 19 Three Kossufh Soldiers Are Ft. Bliss Grads PAUL MOELLERING MARVIN EISENBARTH DOUG GEITZENAUER Ft. Bliss, Tex. - Three Kossuth county young men have each been promoted to Army private pay grade E-2 upon completion of basic combat training at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Feb. 2. They are Douglas Geitzenauer, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Geitzenauer, Fenton; Marvin Eisenbarth, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Eisenbarth, rural Algona; and Paul Moellering, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moellering, Swea City. Each was awarded the promotion two months earlier than customary under an Army policy providing incentive for outstanding trainees. (U.S. Army photos) Pay $6000 Taxes, First Day Mrs. Berte Dies Mrs. Anna Berte, 80, well- known St. Joe resident, died Sunday evening at St. Ann hospital here. Funeral arrangements for her " were pending at the Hamilton Funeral Home at press time Monday. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of this newspaper. Two Break-Ins; Friday Night Remains Prime Friday night continued to be prime time for break-ins in this area, with two more reported to the sheriffs office here and investigated by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, who was called to Hanna, two miles south and 21/2 west of Corwith, about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The break-ins occurred at the Corwith Community Cooperative elevator and the Sinclair Petrochemicals office—and it appeared after investigation that nothing was stolen. Entrance to both offices was gained the same way, through doors, after windows in the doors were broken. At the Sinclair building, a large piece of concrete was thrown through a window. Once inside, the thief (or thieves) made a thorough search of both offices, but the only damage, apparently, was bent desk drawers which were forced open. Investigation of the break-ins is continuing. City Boards Hold Session On Cable TV The city council and members of the board of Algona Municipal Utilities discussed a cable TV lease agreement, proposed by Gene Faulstich, owner and operator of Electronic Specialities, Algona, at length Wednesday night. There was no final decision on the proposal — and such a decision will have to follow more study of the legal aspects and ramifications involved. Faulstich's lease agreement proposal was presented by Gordon Winkel, local attorney, at a recent council meeting and was discussed by the council during at least one other session after that get-together. Cable TV franchise (not to be confused with a lease agreement) votes have been held four times in recent years — and have been negative each time. Those franchise proposals have all been for a period of 25 years, while it is understood the lease agreement is forlOyears- and is said to be perfectly legal now without an election. After further study of the proposal by all the bodies involved and City Attorney Russ Buchanan, a decision is expected. If the council approves such a plan, a public hearing for objectors will be held Teacher Firing At Burt Leads To Legal Appeal A teacher fired by the Burt school board is appealing the board's decision to A. M. Quintard, Kossuth county superintendent of schools. She is Ellen Stock, who taught remedial reading and was acting high school librarian until her dismissal by the Burt board effective last Dec. 22. Harry Haven, Burt superintendent, recalled today that Miss Stock was discharged for "inattention to her duties." Haven said one of the reasons for her dismissal was that she was "frequently absent without proper notice." No decision in the matter had been reached by Quintard as of Monday morning. Miss Stock's defense is based on the fact that she was not required to do other duties than remedial reading and part-time librarian, as $5,000 of her $7,000 salary is paid under a Federal Grant, Title I. Haven was one of several persons testifying Thursday at an all-day hearing on her appeal before Supt. Quintard. No ruling is expected until Quintard studies a transcript of Thursday's hearing and receives written summations from the attorneys involved. Russ Buchanan of Algona is the school board's attorney, while Miss Stock is represented by L. W. Nitchals of Algona. In Thursday's hearing, Nitchals contended the Burt board had no grounds for dismissing Miss Stock and that they did not follow proper procedure. Miss Stock was not available for comment. Haven said Dean James, high school principal, Fred Hilton, high school counselor, and Waldo Kruse, Burt coach, testified at the hearing on behalf of the board. He also said all five members of the board testified. Miss Stock had two hearings with the Burt board before the hearing Thursday. Quintard explained that his ruling may be appealed to the State Board of Public Instruction and then to district court if either party is dissatisfied with the ruling. Haven said no replacement has been hired for Miss Stock. The remedial program has been discontinued, he said, and the school is operating without a librarian. Third Person Files Here For Supervisor Post At latest count, three men had filed applications for the soon-to- be vacant second district post on the Kossuth county board of supervisors, according to Auditor Marc Moore. They are Lee Schenck, Algona, Earl Zeigler, Algona farmer, and Mayor Bill Finn of Algona. It has also been reported that two others, Willie Walker and Stewart McFadden, also of Algona, may be interested in filing for the post. Selection of a successor for Garry McDonald, who tendered his resignation from the district two post last week, will be made by Mr. Moore, Alma Pearson, clerk of district court, and Mrs. Mertie Huber, county recorder. The appointment will be made within the next few weeks as McDonald's resignation is effective April 15. Mr. McDonald will be employed by LesFaber, local road contractor, after that date. He has served on the board since his election in 1962. Wesleyan, 59, Found Dead At Whittemore Floyd Raymond Eggert, 59, Wesley, was found dead in his car at Whittemore, March 8, of a heart attack. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Wesley, Monday, at 10 a. m. with Fr. R. W. Phillips officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery and Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were John Youngwirth, Edward Eisenbacher, Larry Youngwirth, Harold Eischen, Clarence Nelson and Clarence Dornbier. Mr. Eggert was born April 23, 1908 at Lamars, la., the son of Edward and Fannie Eiserman Eggert. He married Clara Capesius at Mankato Sept. 10, 1933. Survivors are his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Ann) Studer, Titonka; six grandchildren; one brother, Harry Eggert, Wesley, and one sister, Mrs. Maude Farnham, Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Eggert was a mechanic and had been working in Whittemore. Minor Crash An auto driven by Mary E. Fraser, Algona and a pickup driven by Walter J. Bradley, also Algona, collided at the intersection of Call and Jones streets here Thursday, resulting in minor damage to the vehicles. The Algona lady was charged with failing to stop for a stop sign. Tax Bills Are Figured; Pay By June 10 First Kossuth taxpayers who paid 1967 taxes, due in 1968, were Fred and Addie Christensen, Algona, according to County Treasurer Don Jorgenson. Heal- so reported that more than $9,000 in taxes we re paid by county residents on Thursday, the first day it was possible to pay them. Taxpayers have until June 10 to make first-half payments. County Auditor Marc Moore and County Treasurer Don Jorgenson announced Friday that 1967 taxes (payable this year) may now be paid at the office of the treasurer. Deadline for payment of first- half taxes is normally April 1 — but a delay resulted this year when state officials were late in figuring state aid for schools in the 99 counties. As a result, Kossuth taxpayers have until June 10 to pay the first half of their real estate and personal property taxes. State law gives taxpayers 91 days to pay the taxes - after they are figured by the auditor's office and turned over to the treasurer each year. Figures from the state did not arrive until nearly the middle of February- and it was feared the job of getting them ready might take at least four weeks, possibly longer. The entire tax roll of Kossuth, however, was readied by last weekend, making this county one of the first in the entire state which has tax figures ready. Otto Schuller Funeral Set At Vfhittemore Otto W. Schuller, 72, longtime resident of the Whittemore area where he was a farm laborer, died Sunday at St. Ann Hospital here. Funeral services will be held today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Whittemore, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Eulan, Wayne, James, Delbert and Francis Schuller and Harold Feye. Otto William Schuller, son of Albert and Mary Leininger Schuller, was born at Still water, Okla. Aug. 6, 1895. He was never married. Survivors include eight brothers and sisters, Tom and Eva Feye, Whittemore; John, Cylinder; Albert, Emmetsburg; Willie, Ringsted; Joe and Clara Gilmore, Merced, Calif.; and Ada Flowers, Ft. Dodge. Two brothers, Frank and George, preceded him in death.

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