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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 19, 1965
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A/goncr Begins Second Year, Navajo Reservation BY RUTH SHIERK Slrl Norton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard p. Norton, plans to teach for her second year at the Window Rock school near Fort Defiance, Arizona. The school is located on the Navajo reservation of over 3 million square acres, and Fort Defiance itself has a population of over 2,000 persons, which is between 60 to 70 per cent Indian. Most of the white people there are gov- erment-associated. Siri, a 1960 graduate of Algona high school, received her bachelor of science degree in 1964 from Mankato State College and left last August to assume her teaching duties at Window Rock school. She teaches fourth grade in the public school system, which has about 2,000 Navajos. Her class has 25 members, both boys and girls, between the ages of 9 and 13. The pupils speak Navajo in their homes and English In the classroom. They are strong in mathematics, mostly due to their environment. Most of the 112 teachers live In modem apartment buildings in an area adjacent to the schools, with furnishings and utilities furnished by the United States federal and the Navajo governments. Nearest supermarkets and shopping facilities are at Gallup, New Mexico, about 40 miles from Fort Defiance. Thirty-three buses bring the pupils to the school from a distance of as far as 40 miles, and many students walk up to two and three miles to the bus. The schools are all in one area on the reservation, with two buildings housing beginning classes through fourth grades, which have about 800 students. Beginning students have to learn English, as they speak only their native tongue in the home. The high school includes a college preparatory course and has the most modern foreign- language laboratories available. Tape recorders and individual rea-phones are used, and audiovisual education Is used extensively. Spanish and Latin, as well as other foreign languages are included in the curriculum. Vocational education takes a prominent part, with trades of several types being taught. EVERYONE TAKES GYM Both boys and girls take gym, and as in our school system, they participate in all of the various sports. Available also is a rifle range, which is sanctioned by the National Rifle Association. The Navajos have their tribal headquarters at Window Rock, about six miles from Fort Defiance on the reservation. The tribal council directs the financial and business affairs of the Indians. The Navajos prefer to live with their own people on the reservation, and they live in clans and have a matriarchlal society. The brother of the mother Is the head of the family. They live entirely within a chiefly desert region, with the average elevation at about 6,000 feet above sea level. They raise sheep and goats, with the former furnishing their chief food supply and wool. Women of the tribe weave beautiful blankets. However, most families have no more than 200 sheep, which the youths take to the mountains in the summer. During the early spring lambing season, absenteeism in the schools is high. These are from the lower economic class of Navajos. They harvest angora from the goats and use it in their weaving, as well as using the goat milk. They also raise quarter-horses and have annual rodeos. The, men are excellent silversmiths. They live in an octagonal building called a hogan, in winter, and in summer, the Navajo lives in a building which has the roof held up by four poles, the sides being open. The children are clothed from top to bottom by the tribe. The women wear brilliantly coloured fiafln skirts and prides herself on her long hair, which she wears in a "flgure-8," Her jewelry, both in amount and value, is a mark of her wealth and distinction, She wears silver and either turquoise or coral. The men dress, for the most part, in Levis and cowboy boots, with the inevitable concho belt many highly decorated with silver. Some of the elder men still wear earrings. COMPLICATED RELJGIOfl The religion of the Navajo is Girl Teaching At Indian School 6-Algona (la.) Upper Des Molnef Thursday, August 19, 1965 Upper Des Molnes, Printing 31.50 83 Years Young SIRI NORTON complex and complicated. Many ceremonies are performed, most of which are for healing the sick. They believe that "The white man cures the pain, the medicine man cures the Illness." Sand- painting Is used a great deal by the medicine man, but It Is then destroyed and Is not viewed by the white man. Only the males participate In religious ceremonies. Under the United States Department of Public Health, the hospital and dental clinics are maintained by the federal government, with the doctors and dentists being service men In uniform. Medical and dental care Is free. The teeth of the Navajo are poor, partly due to their drinking goat's milk. The grand-parents of the generation of children now In school recall the "March of Tears", In which the famous "Kit" Carson, under orders from the federal government, had charge of moving over 6,000 Navajos from northeast Arizona to southeast New Mexico. The move took three years in arid country, and many Indians perished on the way. The government had given them wagons and released them to make the march. Many are bitter about the experience, according to Siri. Most of the Navajos profess to the Christian faith, but incase of illness or death, they resort to their medicine man. There are also many Mormons among the Navajos, with the Roman. Qajth< olic Church also being strong. Some belong to the PJresbyter- ian and Baptist Churches, and there are a number of non-den- omlnatlonal Navajo. Slrl, who has enjoyed her relationship with her charges, will teach fourth grade again, following her marriage this month. Her bride-groom-to-be, an instructor in the same school system, will teach sixth grade. Both belong to several organizations, and Siri was secretary of the Class-room Teachers' Association at Window Rock. She is now in Conway, where she will be married Sunday. Mrs. Mary Dole was honored August 8 at a dinner in observance of her 83rd birthday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Immerfall. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Chester Harmon and family, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Thilges and family, Algona, Jay and Keith Miller, West Bend, Elmer Dole, Irvingtmi, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mescher and Alan, Rurt, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Green and Bob, Bancroft, Judy Cole, Whittemore, David Green, Sioux City, and Linda Green and Jean Mescher, Blue Earth. TYPING PAPER, Office Supply Dept., Upper Des Molncs Pub. Co., Algona. Council Mlnufmt | The City Council met August llth., 1905 with Mayor Pro Tern Pelrct and members Muckey, Elbert, Cook and Miller. Absent: Andreasen and Mayor Finn. n°adlng of minutes of previous r- Ing waived. M mbers of the various 4-H u-.i-ti* In Kossuth County were pre.^ it to observe the City Council In session. A Class -'B" Beer Permit was approved for the Algona Lanes, and Class "C" Permits approved for East End Grocery, Sjogren's Grocery, and Ron and Jack's Food Market. The City Budget for 1066 was read and discussed. There being no objections, either oral or written, the Budget was adopted as read. The following claims were allowed: (Claims as appear on Resolution #1131), There being no other business before the Council, on motion made, seconded and carried, the meeting was adjourned. David A. Smith, City Clerk GENERAL Finn, Salary 112.50 Smith, Salary 220.24 Sands, Salary 118.78 la. State Bk., 43.90 Newspapers are more than purveyors of news; they also have a hand In creating It by digging It out of news sources who don't realize they have a news story. Insurance 14.12 Advance, Publishing 107.25 Reminder, Printing 4.50 Arwell Inc., Rat Control 23.00 City Clerk, Adv. Cash 1.25 W. Finn, Court Costs 122.00 Upper Des Moines, Publishing 97.56 STREET Burtls, Salary 158.67 Frambach, Salary 142.52 Hardy, Labor 94.15 Helner, Labor 96.36 Helmers, Salary 143.68 Lashbrook, Salary 187.59 Pergande, Salary 201.29 Frew, Salary 148.60 Wlbben, Salary 138.08 la. State nk., Whold 142.70 Rlcklofs-Geelan, Insurance 39.80 Algona Ins. Agency, Premium 4.45 Algona Tree Service, Services 10.00 Brown Supply, Supplies 40.70 City Clerk, Advanced Cash 12.16 Elbert Oil, Supplies 30.50 Funk Plbg., Supplies 9.64 Hilton's, Service 69.10 Ind. Towel, Service 2.50 Miller Lbr., Stakes 4.20 N. Central Pub. Service, Gas 3.47 F. Sewlck, Crosswalks 50.00 Sunray DX, Motor Oil 27.90 Wallace & Holland, Eng. Fees 647.42 ROAD USE TAX Algona Welding, Repairs 46.50 Greenberg's, Repairs .... 11.18 Hilton's, Service 23.50 Klmball Co., Repairs 18.11 Kossuth Motors, Repairs 4.08 K & W Farm Service, Gasoline 284.54 Standard Oil, Diesel Oil 86.59 Sankey Sand & Gravel, Asphalt 128.00 PUBLIC SAFETY Boekelman, Salary 379.99 Bulten, Salary 199.45 Gerdes, Salary 221.05 Hutchison, Salary 247.25 Jorgenson, Salary 232.47 Rasmussen, Salary 190.69 Voigt, Salary 232.61 Govt. Printing Off., Directory 2.75 la. State Bk., Whold 204.50 Ricklefs-Geelan, Insurance 89.22 Trust & Agency, Pension 20.92 Advance, Publishing 8.90 Arnold Motors, Supplies 19.20 J. Bradley Equip., Tire 18.00 Greenberg's, Batteries 6.24 K & W Farm Service, Gasoline 108.97 Perclval Motors, Service 14.00 Taylor Motors, Service 17.80 Hilton's, Service 27.36 Fire Dept., Services . 352.00 Cook's Scrap Iron, Rods 10.41 Cook's Welders, Supplies 2.99 Electronic Spec., Service 12.00 Kossuth Motors, Service 64.40 Schultz Bros., Gasoline 1.73 SANITATION Leeck, Salary 88.13 Boldrldge, Salary 7.95 la. State Bk., Whold. 7.10 Miller Lbr., Sand Mix 1.25 Redlng's Gravel, Services 74.00 Neenah Foundry, Material 330.00 Wallace & Holland, Eng. Services ....... 667.11 City Clerk, Advanced Cash 1,25 Lalng's Plbg., Service 3.50 N. Central Pub. Service, Nat. Gas 1.90 Greenberg's, Repairs 67 SEWER RENTAL Lemkee, Salary 246.66 Gronbach, Salary ....... 150.68 la. State Bank, Whold. 29.00 Ricklefs-Geelan, Insurance 14.12 Algona Flour & Feed, Repairs 75 Arnold Motors, Cylinder 8.14 Funk Plbg., Repairs 1.11 Greenberg's, Belt 1.10 RECREATION Cooper, Salary 139.31 Bartlett, Salary 85.77 Barr, Salary 69.30 Johnson, Salary 69.30 Schutter, Salary 85.77 Conn, Salary 69.30 Cook, Salary 85.77 Bruch, Salary 61.06 Rentz, Salary ........ 57.46 Olson, Salary 123.00 Sigsbee, Salary 114.79 Boldrldge, Salary 97.02 la. State Bk., Whold 94.50 BJustrom's, Supplies 135.94 City Clerk, Advanced Cash . 4.00 Cook's Welders, Chlorine 121.50 B. Cooper, Swim. Instr 610.00 Cowan's, Supplies 5.12 Kautzky Sport Goods, Supplies . , ... % ..... 40.25 Sfierwln Williams, Paint 43.50 Thermogas Co., Thermogas 13.50 Water Cond. - Hemmingsen, Supplies 210.27 Lalng's Plbg., Service .... 10.17 B. Boldridge, Jr., Labor 63.00 Benson's Welding, Welding 25.35 B. Farnham, Labor 54.38 Pratt Elec., Bulbs 96 Reilly Bros., Labor 7.50 W. E. Woltz, Labor 72.70 Algona Flour & Feed, Supplies 2.98 Algona Impl., Belt 1.49 CIDAA Is there anybody left out there who doesn't know a loaded, full-sized Chrysler is priced less than $7 a month more than a comparably equipped Ford or Chevy? Make Wheelbast) Overall Length V-8 Engine Cubic Inch Displacement Base Monthly Payments Difference Per Month CHRYSLER NEWPORT 124' 218.2' 383 $65.67 FORD GALAXIE 500 119 210.0 289 58.94 $6.73 CHEVROLET IMPALA 119 213.1 283 58.94 6.73 OLDS F-85 CUTLASS 115 204.3 330 59.26 6.41 BUICK SPECIAL SKYLARK 115 203.4 300 58.65 7.02 See us. We deliver! PERCIVAL MOTORS, Inc., 800 South Phillips St., Algona Bowman's, Repairs 1.40. Sanitary Service, Hauling 5.00 PARKING METER Groen, Salary 306.57 Nauholz, Salary 57.72 la. State Bank, Whold 53.10 Trust & Agency, Pension .3.81 Ricklefs-Geelan, Insurance 14.12 TRUST & AGENCY Egli, Pension 75.00 ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS for School Year 1965*1966 I. School Opens in grades Kg-17 incl. on Monday, Auaust 30, 9:00 A.M. All classes operate the full day. Detail of daily school hours will be announced in special bulletin to parents. II. All Kindergartens will operate In half-day sessions starting Monday, August 30. Assignments of A. If. pupils to forenoon or afternoon sections will be confirmed at the registration d»y Friday, August 20 or Monday, Auqu«t 23 (see detail in part V below), if possible according to preference of parent. Rural pupils will be assigned forenoon or afternoon sections as required to fit bus schedules. Present birth and health certificate if not already filed. III. Elementary Buildings will house the following grades according to district assignment designated in part IV below: A. Third Ward on East Elm and Phillip* — grades Ko. 1 and 2 B. Bryant on East North and Moore — Grades Kg-6 inclusive C. Lucia Wallace on E»«t Kennedy and Phillips — qrad«« Kg-6 inclusive D. Bertha Godfrey on East State and Main — grades. Kg-5 inclusive IV. Districts for assignment of Town Elementary mmils. Kg-6 inclusive to respective buildings for children who live in the following areas: A. Third Ward — grades Kq, 1 and 2; Woostnr on the west; Call on th* South: Woodworth, Diagonal and Roan on the east; Milwaukee and Northwestern- Railroads on the north. B. Bryant — Grades Kq, 1 and 2, who live north and west of the streets: North Wooster to State: west to Harlan; south to McGreoor; we*t to Hull; smith nn Hall to City Limits. Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6: same area extended to Ee«t Call and Northwestern Railroad*. C. Lucia Wallace — Grades Kg-6 inclusive who live south and east of the following streets: South Hall to McGreaor; to Harlan; to State; to Wooster; to Call; to Woodworth; thence south to city limits. D. Bertha Godfrey — all who live in area east of the following streets: 1. Grades Kg, 1 and 2: Woodworth north from McGreger to Diagonal, to Roan. 2. Grades 3, 4, 5: Woodworth north from McGreoor to Call; thence west to Northwestern Railroad; thence north to city limits following Northwestern Railroad as boundary. 3. Grade 6: Assigned to Bryant or Lucia Wallace according to nearest location. E. Rur'al children residing outside the city limits will be assigned accordinq to respective building enrollment loads, details to be given to parents on registration day on August 20 or 23. V. Special Registration Days on Friday, August 20. from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or Monday, Auqust 23. from l.-OO p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. — all at High School Gymnasium. A. Pay textbook fees (outlined part IX below). B. Pay insurance fees — optional (outlined pert IX below). C. Get rural bus route assignment (outlined part VIII below). D. Enroll new students if not previously enrolled. E. Secure first week's lunch jHcket'i- optional (outlined part X below). VI. Special 7th Grade Notice Every pupil In 7th.grade should report to the. High .School building at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25 for a brief meeting for building tour,* locker" assignments, orientation. (Students may choose locker partner). VII. Beginning Age far Kindergarten and First Grade A. Five years of age on or before September 15, 1965 for kindergarten — birth certificate required. B. Six years of ao« on or before September 15, 1965 for first grade. VIII. Transportation Twelve regular rural morning and evening bus transportation routes, as well as five noon Kindergarten routes, will be set up to operate starting Monday, August 30. Parents of pupils on these routes are bsing notified on details at registration day, August 20 or 23. Special Note: Any rural family whose residence has changed since last May should notify the Superintendent's office of such change, immediately. Call 295-3528. IX. Fees for Textbooks, Other School Supplies, Insurance All textbooks are purchased by the school and rented on a non-profit basis according to schedule below. Kindergarten fee includes lunch. Certain fees for workbooks, etc., are collected in addition to the schedule in grades 9-1 , according to subjects taken. Gym towel service is included in the junior-senior high. All other items not included above are available at the local stores. Uniform fees payable at opening of the school year are: Grade — Kindergarten: 1 - 3: 4 - 6: 7 - 12: $6.00 per year 5.00 per year 6.00 per year 8.00 per year Group insurance for pupils, covering accidents suffered at school or going to and from school, is available if the parent desires. Rates — $2.50 Grades Kg-8; $3.00 Grades 9-12. (Special 24-hr, coverage for 12 mo. available if desired at $8.50 for Kg- 8 or $10 for 9-12.) X. School Lunch at Noon will be served each school day starting Monday, August 30, at the dining room in the Annex. All pupils in elementary grades taking lunch will be transported,to and from the lunch room in school buses. Ticket Price Schedule: (Daily ticket increased 5c over last year, month or week in proportion.) Grades 1-6 Grades 7-12 Month 6.00 7.00 (good 6 wks. from purchase date) Week 1.50 1.75 (good 10 days from purchase date) Daily ,35 .40 (save 25c per week by month or week ticket) The school lunch serving period will again be divided into three approximately equal sessions extending from about 11:10 to 12:40: Half of the junior-senior high students in the first period; the elementary in the second; the remainder of the junior-senior high in the third. XI. Traffic Safety Precautions are urged upon all parents and pupils. The special school stop signs will operate at approximately the following hours: 8:00 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. — 4:15 p.m. Parents of younger pupils are especially urged to direct their children by the safest routes to and from school Home-room teachers will cooperate. Riding bicycles to school will be restricted to pupils in 4th grade or above. Students using bicycles should review the city ordinances on same. Rural children driving cars to school must leave them parked during the school day. Special instructions in regard to safety will be given to students riding buses. Avoid "jay-walking" in town. XII. Office Hours and Phones A. Administration — High School Building. Supt. Schools; Business Office & Transportation, Mon.—Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00—12:00 noon. Phone 2953528. B. Principals — Junior and Senior High, Athletic, Guidance, Mon.—Fri. 8:00—12-00, 1:00—5:00. Phone 295-3518- Elementary — respective buildings — Mon.—Fri. 8:30—12:00; 1:00—4:30 Phones- Bertha Godfrey 295-3148; Bryant 295-5568; Lucia Wallace 295-3375; Third Ward 295-3980. Otto B. Laing Superintendent

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