The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Clear Pictures - More News - Biggest Circulation Slgona Upper JWoines! Entered as second class matter at the postoftice at Algona. Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1965 12 Pages VOL. 100 - NO. 55 Form Anti-Poverty Unit Say Third Of Families In County Earn Under '3000 At a meeting held last Thursday evening, representatives of about 100 invited organizations and civic groups in Kossuth county, voted to set up a community action program for participation in the Anti-Poverty program recently enacted by the Federal congress. About 50. attended the session in the ASCS auditorium here called by the Kossuth Extension Service. After considerable discussion, a committee of four was selected to attend a meeting Monday evening, July 26, at Emmetsburg, as representatives of Kossuth county, to join with Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Emmet counties in a four-county program. Under Federal law, a "community" is defined as an area having 50,000 or more population. The four counties, combined, for administrative action, thus qualify. To attend the Emmetsburg meeting Monday evening were Gary McDonald, county supervisor, Rev. Newton Coughenour of Algona, Harry Naffziger, Jr. of LuVerne and Richard Brown of Algona. Karl Kiilsholm of the Extension Service, county president, was chairman of the meeting. Joe Straub, Algona attorney, explained the basic details of the Anti-Poverty bill, and Federal requirements for participation. Several preliminary meetings had been held, it was reported, to decide whether or not Kossuth wished to participate at all, and the four-county setup developed. The temporary steering committee consisted of Kiilsholm, Joe Straub, Al Quintard, county superintendent of schools, Erwin Eden of Titonka and Mrs. Ed Lindebak of Lu Verne. The four-county unit is being organized solely to deal with Washington. Each county would develop its own program, and a Kossuth county committee for this purpose was also selected in part. Named to the county planning committee were Elgin Allen, Algona high school principal, Charles Plathe, county supervisor, Win. Fandel, mayor of Whittemore, and A. M. Quintard, representing officials. The second unit consisted of Father Francis Conway, Rev. Paul Hanson, Rev. Robt. Lorenz and Dr. J. M. Rooney, representing organizations. In a group representing citizens were Wm. Steele, Algona Chamber secretary, Ted Hoover, Jr. of Burt, Cecil Thorson of Swea City, and Wes Bartlett of Algona. A group of four others will be named from families on assistance at present. The idea is not to generate a welfare program, speakers said, but to root out the causes of poverty, if possible. Actual aid of this type under the law is presumed to go only to families earning $3,000 a year or less. Many in the county will find it hard to believe, but the Extension Service presented figures from census statistics, showing that of the 6,262 families in Kossuth county, 583 earn less than $1,000 a year, 580 earn from $1,000 to $2,000, and 949 earn from $2,000 to $3,000. It is this 2,112 families, or about one-third of all the families in the county, who come under direct potential action from the new Federal program. Census figures also showed that 16 percent of the adults in Kossuth county have had less than eight years of schooling. There are at present 384 families getting aid under existing welfare programs, it was added. The first action expected from the four-county unit is to ask for a Federal fund grant for a survey of just what projects might be undertaken in the area. Mrs. F. Reding Of St. Joe Passes Funeral services for her will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church at St. Joe, with Fr. L. C. Schumacher officiating. Arrangements were incomplete at the Hamilton Funeral Home here at press time. Buy lakota Grocery Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burger of Webster City have purchased the Hertzke Grocery and Locker at Lakota. The Hertzkes are retiring after 24 years in the grocery business at Lakota, Mr. Burger has been a grocer and meat man at Webster City, Mrs. Frank Reding, well- known St. Joe farm wife, died Sunday afternoon at St. Ann hospital following a lingering illness. COMING! Friday & Saturday July 30-31 ALGQNA'S RIDICULOUS DAYS In This Paper's Thursday |$sut Little Girl, I, Lost 4 Hours In Corn Field Volunteer search parties from Swea City and Armstrong were called out last Wednesday evening when a two-year old girl, Joy Skweres, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nola Skweres, was reported lost after having wandered into a big corn field, six miles west of Swea City. The field is on the farm of Ellis Jongberg, and the little girls parents live in a mobile home on the Jongberg farm. About 10:15 p.m. the searchers found the little girl in the field, about a half mile from where she was last seen. The corn, which was up to six-feet high, didn't seem to frighten the tot, who was unexcited when searchers found her about three rows in from the fence line. About 150 to 200 people helped in the searching, including local and county officers. County Puts U Million On Interest Kossuth County Treasurer Rosella Voigt announced this week that a total of $250,000 of county funds have been invested in one-year time certificates in the county's 12 banks. The quarter of a million dollars will garner four percent interest per year - and if possible, the money will remain invested in the banks from now on. The money is a balance from several county funds - and following investigation of the possibility of investment by Miss Voigt and County Attorney Gordon Winkel, the board of supervisors okayed the plan. Interest, $10,000 per year, will go into the county fund. The money invested will always remain available in case of emergency needs. 7 Candidates Miss Swea City Swea City's annual Junior Fair and Field Days are being held this week, Wednesday and Thursday, July 28-29. Miss Swea City will be crowned Thursday evening, selected from a group of seven queen candidates. Thursday afternoon will feature the annual parade, and other events the two days are a flower and garden show, hobby show, livestock judging, exhibits and rides. A car is also to be given away Thursday evening, It Was THA T Hot! When the mercury hovered near the 100-degree mark here Thursday, then hit it Friday, one Algona young man (15 months of age) decided there was only one thing to do about it - so he took immediate action - and the results are seen here. Now it isn't possible for persons of all ages to do what this well-built gentleman did - but we'll bet there were many (probably hundreds) right in Algona that would have welcomed the opportunity, if they had been in the proper age group. The thermometer above him in the photo, which sat in the sun at a local service station, had passed the 120-degree mark - and might have gone around the scale again, if the operator of the station hadn't moved it to a shady spot! (UDM Polaroid Photo ty Don Smith) Burt Farmer Breaks Leg, Makes Splint Ed Smith, Jr., Burt was taken to St. Ann hospital here with a broken leg as a result of a tractor accident on his farm. Smith was cultivating a field recently and stopped his tractor to fix the cultivator. As he was working on it a rod broke loose from the cultivator and threw him off balance. He fell and broke his leg. Smith improvised a splint from the rod and his belt, climbed back on his tractor, and drove to a nearby farm, X-rays revealed that the large front bone in his leg had sustained a spiral break about four inches above the ankle. He is reported to be in good condition, Maintainer And Truck Collide On County Road A county maintains r driven by Fred G. Stacker, 27, Lakota, and a truck driven by Floyd J. Salisbury, 57, Armstrong, collided on a county gravel road a mile south and one-half west of Lakota at 8:30 a. m. Thursday, inflicting a total of $400 damage to the truck. Bruises Knee An Algona boy, Donald Elbert, 9, sustained a bruised knee when the bicycle he was riding collided with an auto driven by Mrs. Carol McGuire, 32, Algona, at 4:14 p.m. Friday. The mishap occurred on Nebraska street and the boy was taken to St. Ann hospital, treated and released.
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