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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 19, 1968
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Dump Will Remain Where It Is Until Council Acts The regular meeting of the city council here Wednesday night was a lengthy one as members discussed varied subjects ranging from the city dump to cable TV. Nothing final was done with either of those two subjects, but several others did result in activity. For instance, the council decided that a change in grade, etc. for the corner near the north end of Thorington street, asked for by a group of local men who are developing land in that vicinity, was okay - but the city is not to pay for any of the work, as had also been requested by the developers. Estimates of cost ranged all the way from $1,500 to $2,500, and if the work is done, it will be without any city funds. Discussion of the possible dump relocation project was held with Mr. Pfeiffer and Mr. Meeker of the State Health Dept. Pfeiffer pointed out that an earlier letter from the department was not an ultimatum to move the dump "merely a suggestion." Aproper method of refuse disposal was also recommended - sanitary land fill, rather than the open dump method used here for years. Pfeiffer also stated that the only sanitary land fill being operated in this entire area is at New Hampton. Further discussion and planning is certain to go into the dump problem before it is moved from the present spot at the northwest edge of the city. New Hampton bought a farm and is using it for land fill. A follow-up of a discussion of a possible lease agreement for cable TV here was held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. after Gordon Winkel, attorney, and Gene Faulstich, Algona, who is seeking to get approval for the agreement from the council without a vote, again discussed the matter at Wednesday's session. Some changes in the agreement were suggested and made by the council and it was then returned to Faulstich for his approval. It is up to the council to decide if an open hearing should be held on cable TV. It must also set a date for that hearing, then come up with a decision. A vacation schedule for regular city employees was set and approved. It allows a week's vacation after the first full year of employment, two weeks after two full years, three weeks after 10 years, and four weeks after 15 full years. Glenn Burtis of the street department reported to the council on a recent two-day conference on Dutch Elm disease which he attended. The city will carry on the same tree-trimming program which has been used for the past three years. The budget was amended to allow a new hangar to be built at the Algona airport; an agreement for gravel at 25 cents per yard was okayed between the city and Bob Deal, Algona farmer, seven cents per yard higher than last year; and a beer permit was allowed for Tall Paul's. Mayor Bill Finn announced just before the ll:30adjournmentthat he had withdrawn his application for the second district post on the county board of supervisors to retain his present post. Mayne Claims President Can Stop Dollar Worry "Administration fiscal policies are seriously undermining confidence in the dollar," Congressman Wiley Mayne (R-Iowa) charged in a speech at the Veteran's Memorial building at Algona, Friday noon. He said the President's refusal to reduce spending is causing further inflation which has reduced the dollar's value and makes it vulnerable to foreign attack. "The present rush for gold in Europe reflects worldwide dis- tru'st and lack of confidence in the Johnson administration," Mayne stated. "Foreign speculators and money changers are betting that we will not put our house in order in time to save our .dollar from devaluation. They know the President is still stubbornly insisting on increased spending which worsens our adverse balance of payments." Mayne warned not only the United States but all nations face a serious upheaval in the international monetary system if the administration continues its present course. He predicted the present crisis could be brought under control quickly if the President would announce his readiness to hold domestic spending at last year's levels, thereby reducing the deficit by approximately seven billion dollars. "This would show Europe we mean business and do not intend to continue blindly down the road to bankruptcy," the Congressman stated. "It would encourage free world nations who are now running a surplus in balance of payments to stay with us and help stabilize our currency. It would also give our own citizens at least some assurance that our government does not intend to scuttle the dollar." "If the President refuses to act, the grim alternative can only be higher prices, higher interest rates, higher taxes, devaluation on the dollar and ruinous inflation," Mayne concluded. Former Titonka Couple Feted; Wed 50 Years Many friends and relatives converged on Fremont, Calif., from all points of the map to share in the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boyken, former Titonkans. At 2 o'clock there was a ceremony at which the Boykens renewed the vows they had taken 50 years ago at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Titonka. Standing with them was their original bridesmaid, Mrs. Martha (Wellner) Martel, who came from San Gabriel to perform her duties a second time. Serving as best man was Eilert Boyken of Titonka, proxy for a second brother, John, who had been best man a half-centuray ago, but, because of ill health, could not leave his home in Buffalo Center. Climax of the anniversary observance was an open house and champagne buffet party, for which more than 150 relatives, neighbors and close friends gathered in the Boyken home. Hosting the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Boyken's six children and their families: Mr. and Mrs. Pail (Lois) Rainey, Fremont, Calif.; Mr, and Mrs. Donald Boy-• ken, Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Maralice) Harrison, Park Forest, HI.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Boyken and Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn Boyken of Waterloo. A fourth son, Russell Boyken of Cedar Rapids, was unable to attend. Also present were the senior Mr. Boyken's sister, Mrs. Lena Schmidt and daughter Marie of Mason City; and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rode, Mr. and Mrs. William Rode, William and Verla Brandt, all of Titonka. County School Board Hosts Dinner Meeting The Kossuth county school board held a session at the courthouse here Wednesday night at which they discussed future psychological and speech therapy programs for the county school systems. It had been announced earlier that the county's speech therapists had resigned, effective at the end of the current school year. Supt. A. M. Quintard stated again that members of all school boards in the northern portion of the county have been invited to a dinner meeting here tonight (Tuesday) at Van's Cafe to discuss north Kossuth educational problems and possible solutions. Board members from Swea City, Ledyard, Lakota, Bancroft and districts in Grant, Ramsey and Greenwood townships were invited. Proposed school district mergers have created questions among some of-the per sons living in the areas involved, and it is hoped many of the questions can be answered at this type of informal get-together. Postal Meeting At Burt Draws 66 For Talks The spring district meeting of the National Association of Postmasters drew 66 postmasters to Burt last Wednesday. The North Central district includes 159 postmasters in 15 ' counties, according to Walter Hawcott, Burt postmaster who acted as host for the group. The all-day meeting featured talks by W. H. Halbert, deputy regional postal director from St. Louis; Buster Davenport of Anamosa, president of the group; Paul Garthwaite, regional labor relations manager; Dan Murphy, Spencer, editor of the association's publication, and other area postal officials. Following talks, postmasters divided into groups to discuss postal problems. Names Changed At Bancroft Bancroft's council Wednesday night" adopted an ordinance to change several street names in town. The action was taken as a preliminary step to the erection of street signs planned by Bancroft Jaycees. In other business, the council accepted the 1967 street paving by Kracko Construction Company with the condition that "pud- dling" in three places be corrected no later than June. The council also decided to ask Howard Smith of Mason City, engineer on the paving job, for a written report on work by Faber Construction Company, sub*con» . Tuesday, March 19, 1968 Algona (la.) Upper DM Moines-9 tractors, outside the original rected to ask Reding Construction contract. Company for cost estimates on Joe Kramer, city clerk, wasdi- installation of water connections Step Right into Spring with a Daisy Fresh Look Spring dry clean all the family's clothes now . When you send your clothes to the cleaners, you want the fast, reliable, expert service that we assure you, always. We care how you look! Free pick-up, delivery. ESSER DRY CLEANERS PHONE 295-2827 WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOUR CHILD? WILL IT BE A POISONING? YOU keep medicines and household products out of his reach—locked up YOU use original containers for kerosene, turpentine, lighter fluid —nut soft drink bottles, glasses, or cups YOU keep products properly labeled—and read the label YOU store medicines separately from other products YOU turn on the light when giving or taking medicine YOU get rid of old prescriptions CLIP AND SAVE - COURTESY OF 107 E. State Algona 295-2528

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