The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 24, 1965 · Page 10
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Circulate Petitions For "SPAT" T-V City's New Truck Ready For Action Asking Council To Give Idea A Checkout Activity \varmed considerably fills week as Algonans began thinking seriously about an area TV translator system for the city. While not discussed by the city council as reported elsewhere earlier, petitions are being circulated by a group of men who are Interested in the possibility. Their petitions, which merely ask that the city council investigate the possibility of area TV translators here, will lie turned in when enough signatures have been obtained. It Is probable the matter will then be discussed by the council. Under existing law, such a system can be built and maintained legally by a town or city with tax money - but actual cost to individual taxpayers will not be known until all figures are assembled and worked out. According to several local TV men (dealers and repairmen), cost of such a system is lessened greatly - IF an existing tall building can be used on which to install the translators. Cost of an entire new system which would include a 500 ft. tower, three channels with 100 watt translators (which would send a signal 18-20 miles), property and a building, has been estimated in the neighborhood of $50,000. However, if built on top of a tall building, cost for 3 channels with 10 watt translators (good for 3-4 miles, which would more than blanket the city), etc., except for antennas necessary for reception, would begin at $9,000. Each 10 watt translator costs about $3,000. In cities where an area TV system is already in use (Spencer is SPAT), antennas are mounted on poles above each of the translators so the signal can be fanned out over the Intended area of reception. Spencer's financing, however, is by voluntary contribution, not tax money, and it has had Its ups and downs. Normally, three channels are chosen - one each for NBC, CBS and ABC - giving everyone in the area a shot at each of the three major networks. Of course, more translators can be purchased for additional channels - for an additional $3,000 eachforlOwatters. Improved TV reception here (some get fine reception now, others poor) has been discussed quite thoroughly since Gene Faulstick, local TV retailer and repairman, first attempted to gain a franchise for cable TV. The cable proposition was voted upon twice, losing the first .**& .^^«^"^fi^w^i*3 10th District VFW Auxiliary Met, Swea City SWEA-EAGLE - The 10th District VFW Auxiliary met at the post June 13 at Swea City. There are 19 auxiliaries in the district. Election of 10th District officers was the main order of business with Mrs, Graves, Estherville, being re-elected president for the ensuing year; Mrs. Al Boelkes of Titonka, senior vice president; Frances Goll of Garner, junior vice president; Mrs. Earl Berg was re-elected treasurer; Mrs. Earl Kvamsdale chaplain; conductress, Mrs. Gilbert Burgess of Estherville; and guard, Mrs. Thomas Eide of Estherville. Trustees are Mrs. V. A. Mortensen, Estherville, Arlene Gram, Swea City, and Mildred Schaeffer, Garner, The silver march netted $4.13 and was delegated to the Banner Fund. Cancer table receipts were $16.75. Swea City was one of the few auxiliaries receiving an award for being 100% in membership before Dec. 31. Mrs. Earl Kvamsdale was the Buddy Poppy chairman credited with the sale of the most poppies in the district. Mrs. Kvamsdale's Buddy Poppy window display won first in the district. 10—Algeria, (la.) Upper Dei Maine* Thursday, June 24, 1965 time by a better-than 2-1 margin and losing the second time, last November, by 248 votes, 1381-1133. Wlille it is not necessary to hold an election in order to establish a translator system, it has been rumored here that if enough interest is shown after all the facts and figures have been put together and published, an election might be held. At present, the plan is strictly in the first stage of shaping up. New Officers For Auxiliary At Olfosen OTTOSEN - American Legion Auxiliary met Monday night at the home of Mrs. Conrad Johnson. Eleven members were present and Mrs. Donald Larson was a guest. The sale of poppies totaled $60.14. Mrs. Olvin Haug will be the delegate at the annual department convention at Des Moines. Mrs. LeRoy Worby is alternate. Election of officers was held. Mrs. Dean Telford was elected president, Mrs. Mike Coyle, vice-president, Mrs. Olvin Haug, secretary, Mrs. Donald Cooper, FUN in the SUN STARTS AT PUP TENT 5*7 - 3 Vi ft. high $5.99 Cocwt Guard Approved (Hid LIFE VESTS PRESERVER CUSHIONS V»tts, all »izt» Hard Wo*d Folding CAMP COTS $5.95 and up BOAT CUSHIONS Coast Guard Approved $2.99 TELESCOPE COTS A4W - White convo» center Ie0t reinforced VINYl AIR MATTRESSES 2-Ployer BADMINTON SETS Complete With Net & Birdie $1,69 SWIM TRUNKS $2.99 S'ues 28 to 46 Latest addition to the Algona fire department is a brand new fire engine, which arrived here this week. After it was outfitted with hose and all the other essentials, Fire Chief Ralph Elbert, 18 of his 23 firemen and Mayor Bill Finn agreed to pose for the above photo. Shown, left to right, bottom row, are Bob Laing, Don Sherman, Don Meyer, Ron Barton, Don Petersen, Chief Elbert, Mayor Finn, Cy Venteicher, Clarence Metzger, Harry Barton, Wayne Meyer and Don Frideres. In the second row, left to right, Dick Lallier, Jim Utt and Chester Willey, and top row, left to right, John Levy, Darrell Smith, Stan Muckey and Hank Geilenfeld. Missing when the photo was snapped were Darold Simmons, Rex Voyles, Jim Romer, Gene Schattschneider and Jim Edgington. The new truck which features a body built by the LuVerne Fire Apparatus Co., LuVerne, Minn., cost approximately $15,000 and carries foam and powder extinguishers, 500 gallons of water, 1,200 feet of 2 1/2" hose and 600 feet of 11/2" hose, plus all the other items needed to fight a fire. This fire engine replaces a 1947 cabover model, which was sold to the Gilbert, la. fire department for $3,000. (UDM News- Mo) sergeant-at-arms, Mrs. Martin Meyer, chaplain, and Mrs. Victor Meyer, historian. Mrs. Al- fred Schultz was reelected treasurer. Offer Free Vacations At Minnesota Lodge Win a trip to one of Minnesota's finest resorts, Rainy Lake Lodge at International Falls, Minnesota, on the Canadian border. The Upper Des Moines is awarding gift certificates good for room and board during a four day stay at the lodge anytime during the months of July and August, to anyone selling nine new subscriptions to the Upper Des Moines, at $4 per year, two newspapers a week. No strings are attached. Just an honest- to-goodness opportunity to earn a relaxing summer vacation. The certificate is good for 4 days and 3 nights, meals included, and a free fly-in trip to the Canadian wilderness. There is nothing complicated, no formal entry requirements. Just get nine new subscriptions at $4 a year, turn them in at the Upper Des Moines office, and you get your Vacation Certificate at once. You, the winner, then follow instructions on the certificate as to contacting Rainy Lake Lodge, with the Vacation time you have chosen to be there. You will arrange your own travel, to and from International Falls. Rainy Lake offers a variety of fish and Black Bay, a favorite spawning grounds of the walleye is ten minutes from the lodge. Would you like an engagement diamond from Miss Iowa's $ 79,000 Tiara? *v */ILJ H5 S/S This week, Miss Iowa Tiara Engagement Rings are arriving at a select number of jewelers. Skilled craftsmen fashioned these unique rings from the actual diamonds you see in the tiara above. Behind each is a fascinating story. A story of love . . . romance . . . and excitement. It began months ago as diamond experts began the world-wide seach for Tiara diamonds. Thousands of gems were carefully examined for unusual brilliance and clarity. Critical, expert eyes selected 301 stones. These would make up Miss Iowa's tiara. In every city, in every corner of the state, wherever the Tiara was shown, literally thousands of people came to see . . . casting wistful eyes on the glowing beauty. Then last month ... the moment of crowning glory . . . the Tiara being placed on the head of Miss Universe Iowa! Since then, each Tiara diamond has been painstakingly removed and used to create the unique Miss Iowa engagement rings All the beauty, all the excitement, all the romance of a Miss Iowa Tiara diamond will soon belong to a few lucky girls. One of them could be you. Mrs. Ed Berggren and Arlene Gram won prizes from the cancer table and Mrs. Earl Kvamsdale won the grand prize of an electric knife. /St /V/ )••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••% PRESIDENT JOHNSON HAS SIGNED THE BILL TO ABOLISH AT ONCE THE 10% EXCISE TAX ON DIAMONDS, ALL TYPES OF JEWELRY, COSMETICS, CAMERAS, FILM, PROJECTORS, PENS, MECHANICAL PENCILS, ETC. WE WILL BE PASSING THIS SAVINGS ON DIRECTLY TO YOU. DON'T DELAY, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE GREAT SAVINGS TODAY! Rusk Drug & Jewelry e*Wr-*W5P»Sf5*M^^ Outgoing President of the Swea City Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Mrs. Wallace Johnson received her gift from the local auxiliary Sunday. J SHUTS ANNUAL SUMMER DRESS AIR-STEPS White - Beige - Bone and Black Patent. All Sizes, 4s to 11s. All Widths, AAAAs to Es. All Heel Heights. Formerly 11.99 -12.99 -13.99 -14.99 Values NOW 16.99- 7.99- 8.99- 9.99 SMARTAIRE LADIES' DRESS SHOES White - Bone - Black - Red Patent. All Heel Heights. All Widths, AAAAs to Es v All Sizes, 5s to 10s. Formerly 9.99 to 13.99 Values NOW — 14.99- 6.99- 7.99- 8.99 AIR-STEP, ROBINETTE, GLAMOUR DEBS FLATS & CASUALS White - Beige - Bone - Black , All Sizes. All Widths, A A A As to Es. {•; Formerly 6.99 -10.99 -11.99 Values NOW — 12.99-3.99-4.99-6.99 WOMEN'S & CHILDREN'S Robin Hoods & Buster Browns - CASUALS - OXFORDS LOAFERS — Perfect for School Wear All Colors - All Sizes - All Widths Formerly 5.99 - 6.99 - 7.99 - 8.99 Values NOW — 1.99-2.99-3.99-4.99 MEN'S AND BOYS' ROBLEES - PEDWINS Big Buys For Summer or Back To School! Regularly 10.99 to 18.99 Values NOW — 5.99-7.99-8.999.99-11.99 MEN'S - WOMEN'S - CHILDREN'S CASUALS & KEDETTES Wheat - Tan • Bone - Black White and Beige * Red and Blue Formerly 4.99 to 7.99 Values NOW — 199-2.99-3.99-4.99 BROWN b-i* SHOE STORE ALGONA. IOWA The Shoe Store That Takes Cave of Your Feet" FAIGQNA — Phone 295-5371 _

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